Are you ready for a show of devotion? Shriekback channels Wham! on this jazzy little number from rom 1984's Jam Science:
Shriekback - Mercy Dash
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Zoundssss his wounds iswounds zwounds zounds. I guess I can see how slurring british drunks confessing their sins to one another in a dark bar could get "zounds" from the oath "his wounds." It's a stretch, but those cockney brits say some fucked up hot shit.
In the late 70's Zounds were squatters, punks, into anarchy but an intellectual strain of it a far cry from what your average pimply teenage anarchist idolizes these days. They were somehow linked to Crass, but weren't as noisy and in your face, favoring instead a more stripped-down, rigid sound. They recorded and mixed their only LP The Curse of Zounds (1980) in five days. It's a classic, and has been reissued with a spat of singles they released before the album proper, so buy it from Insound
Zounds - Cant Cheat Karma
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
This is my jam today, from Dirk Wears White Socks, the only LP from the original Adam and the Ants lineup. This album is obviously a favorite of mine, where I got the name for this blog etc. So yeah, it's great, Mr. Ant is all like contemplating creation and religion and the crazy animals he sees at the zoo.
Adam and the Ants - The Idea
"I could be religious - if they set the hymns to disco, like this..."
Buy it from Amazon
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Taco. So eighties. So bad that it's amazingly good. For all you haters, I give you Taco. Totes.
Taco - Livin' in my Dreamworld
You gotta love the irony of the most 80's dude you've ever heard hating on the 80s and wishing he was Cary Grant instead.
Buy it at MusicStack (or not)