Alton Ellis, dudes. On Fridays, he rules my world. Have yourself a listen.
I hope these wonderful ladies from Argentina don’t mind me uploading these two tracks for you all, as a taster of their ace minimal girl-punk. I wrote about them here. And bless me, if a smart li’l package didn’t show up in my postbox a couple of days ago, with their two albums in. And […]
I’ve been listening to this killer live recording of The Undertones – Rockpalast 17.10.1981 – on my way in to QUT in the morning, on the 380. Man alive, it makes me so happy and loving to be alive. Thought I’d share some of the happiness with you.
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I’m really not sure if… well, y’know. If I heard this straight up without knowing the artist, would I like it? FUCK YEAH. And knowing the artist? FUCK YEAH! It’s very Breeders, isn’t it? Now someone… send me the bloody album!!
Borrowed this fine compilation from the QUT library the other day, The Rough Guide To Dub. Thought I’d share a cut from it with you. Dude should still be alive today. This is great music to research to.
Coincidence, that’s what the timing of this blog entry is. Coincidence. I’d been planning on running this one for weeks…. NOT! Lest we forget how ‘down’ with the Grrrl revolution Courtney was. P.S. Great song, though.
Someone who keeps the faith sent me an advance promo of Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement, and I remembered that my listening pleasures in the car are limited. So I took it into that sacred place, and listened as I drove to QUT, and listened as I drove to Deadnotes practice, and listened […]
It’s Quasi, and it’s not even the finest track from their forthcoming album American Gong – that honour belongs (today) to ‘Everything & Nothing At All’. I have the whole album here, courtesy of kill rock stars, and I’m here to tell you that it’s as wonderful, melancholy, melodic, inventive, bitter, yearning, chaotic, climactic as […]
Today is a Friday. This means I have the recordings of The Deadnotes (with The Legend!) from the previous week to listen to. This means that – if I’m being honest with you – I rarely listen to anything else. And this was a particularly fine session. Here’s our take on a Thin Kids song, […]
Let’s see how long this series lasts… First up, this beautiful lament, originally written in 1969 by Frank Higgins around the testimony of Patience Kershaw to the Children’s Employment Commission in 1842. (Asked why he chose this particular song, the critic replied laconically, “It has everything”.)