Sunday, May 27, 2007

Folk Implosion - Free To Go 7 Trk EP (2000)

The Folk Implosion was formed in the early 90's by Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Sentridoh, Deep Wound) and John Davis. Mostly known for the small time hit 'Natural One', from the 'Kids' Soundtrack (Larry Clark Film, 1995) the band (just the 2 of them) previously released 2 albums of 4-track material between 1993-94. 1997 saw the release of the brilliant 'Dare To Be Suprised' album, followed in 1999 by the equally brilliant 'One Part Lullaby'. John Davis left the band in 2000. Barlow reformed the group in 2003 under the moniker 'The New Folk Implosion', recruiting Sebadoh alumni Russ Pollard (Alaska), and Imaad Wasif, also from the band Alaska. 'The New Folk implosion' released an album titled 'The New Folk Implosion' in late 2003, and a tour followed that even made it's way to Australia in 2004, completely blown away by this performance I have been trying to collect all I can of the band since. The 'New' band also appeared as actor Alessandro Nivola's backing band in the very shabby film 'Laurel Canyon', where you will also see a bit of solo bass action from Lou. I'm not sure if this EP actually exists but it is basically made up of tracks from the 'Free To Go' CD single, the 'One Part Lullaby' limited edition bonus disc, and the 'Free To Go' 7".

The Folk Implosion
Free To Go E.P (2000)
1. Free To Go (Album Version)
2. Tomorrow May Be Another Day
3. One Part Lullaby (Instrumental Version)
4. Mechanical Man (Acoustic Version)
5. Reservoir
6. Blossom (New Version)
7. Shake A Little Heaven (New Version)
Track 1 from 'One Part Lullaby' album
Tracks 3 & 4 original versions from 'One Part Lullaby'
Tracks 6 & 7 from 'Free To Go' 7" and original versions from
'Take A Look Inside' album (1994)

The GIVEGOODS 2004 Demo

The Givegoods are a Sydney band fronted by Tom Morgan (Smudge, Sneeze, Godstar) and Andy Calvert. To date they have only released 1 album and 1 single, both released in 2003 and both titled "I Want To Kill A Rich Man". Guests on the debut album included Evan Dando (Lemonheads) on bass, drums, guitar & vocals, Juanita Stein (Waikiki, Howling Bells) on vocals and Paul Dempsey (Something For Kate, Scared of Horses) on multiple instruments, and production. I love this band, I first heard them when they supported the very messy Evan Dando on a solo tour of Australia in 2003, they rocked the house down, and I managed to see them a few times since. They are one of the best live bands around and I eagerly anticipate their return to the live circuit, but where are they? What happened to them? When will we see a new album, or single, or song? The closest they have come is a 6 track demo released in 2004, which I found on the net and haven't stopped listening to since. I basically wore out my copy of the debut album, I still listen to it frequently, it has to be in my top 5 of all time. The demo, as I mentioned, is 6 tracks long and only features the core members of the group; Tom Morgan & Andy Calvert. Enjoy.

2004 Demo
1. Fatherland
2. Heartattack
3. Middle of The Road
4. Taste For Blood
5. Virtuoso
6. Wine

Saturday, May 26, 2007


This neighbourhoods really gone to HELL!!!
...and this has been another pointless post.

Slaughtered Vomit Dolls

I came across a preview for this film a few years ago and it still haunts me. It's tag line announces a new genre of horror film, namely 'Vomit Gore', so you could imagine what it's about. Previously titled 'Zombie Vomit Dolls', for some reason the name was changed to 'Slaughtered Vomit Dolls', which in my opinion isn't as catchy. The film is directed by a guy named Lucifer Valentine, who apparently made a pact with devil, I'm not sure why though, but in thirteen years The Devil will own his soul. The film is about a bulimic ex-stripper who becomes a prostitute and vomits everywhere, or something like that. Anyway as I said earlier the preview alone freaked me out, I never want to see this film, and you can't make me. So there you go, there are people in this world who are bigger freaks than Tom Cruise and John Travolta. "KILL ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS". The End.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


The freshest, most awesom-est, kick ass-iest, leg twitchiest, bestest album of 2007, do yourself a favour and buy (or download) this album. Actually you should buy it, it's worth it.

BATTLES - EP C/B (2006)

BATTLES - this double CD bonanza of music is as the title suggests a collection of the groups first 2 EP's, there is also a 12" single "Tras" and now in 2007 the debut album "Mirrored". Described as a math rock band, whatever that means (maybe they're all good at maths, good on them), Battles compises members of other well known groups like Tomahawk, Don Caballero and Lynx. The members of this strange, mostly instrumental group, are Big John Stanier (ex-Helmet, Mark of Cain and Tomahawk) on drums, Ian Williams (ex-Don Caballero) on guitar, keyboards, Dave Konopka (Lynx) on guitar, bass and Tyondai Braxton on guitar, keyboards and vocals, if you can call it singing, sounds more like a drunken penguin in some sort of pain (well, not really). I as the author of this shitty blog HIGHLY recommend this group and this CD, it is awesome but not quite as awesome as the debut album "Mirrored". Enjoy!

Review from Pitchfork:
"This compiled material basically amounts to a black hole: 66 minutes of the most hypnotic instrumental music currently being purveyed outside techno or Japan. But whereas semi-analogous Sunn O))) and Boris administer hypnotic assaults through deep immersion in drones and brutal low-end, Battles bring the fury with rigorous, unrelenting grooves. "Tras2" hits its stride at the halfway mark, before its odd-metered drum loop starts to decay: Drummer John Stainer gradually drops pieces of the beat until there's nothing left but jerky, decontextualized snare/bass unisons. "Hi/Lo" is a lurching upbeat stomp that leaves gaping-wide chasms for keyboards to fill with carnival pinwheels."

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tex Perkins & Charlie Owen NSC May 16 2007

I saw Tex Perkins and Charlie Owen last night at the Northcote Social Club, it was like a Tex, Don and Charlie concert, without Don. I'm assuming Don was on holiday or something. Some Tex, Don and Charlie songs featured were 'Paycheques', 'Whenever It Snows', 'The Singer of the Song' (and more), all from the "All is Forgiven" album. Also featured were Dark Horse's tunes (+ a few TNT tunes, that being Tim Rogers & Tex Perkins) and two very special performances that incorporated support act Spencer P. Jones, on guitar, the closing number on the new Beasts of Bourbon album (Little Animals) "Thanks", and also a Beasts classic, "Can't Say No". Reminiscent of something from a Pantera concert Tex lit up a joint at some stage, to test a theory he had, that he plays better when he's stoned. Funny stuff. Very entertaining evening and as tex explained; a recording of the show was available for sale after the show, I didn't have any cash so hopefully it will turn up for sale somewhere else, or I'll find it on the net. There were also cool posters for sale, and I wish I had money, dammit!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Beasts of Bourbon - Europe 1992 Bootleg

This is a rare Beasts of Bourbon Bootleg from 1992,
the only information about it is; that it was recorded
in Europe, in 1992.
Europe 1992:
01. Driver Man
02. Save Me A Place
03. There's A Virus Goin' Round
04. Bad Revisited
05. Execution Day
06. Ride On
07. Goodbye Friends
08. Straight, Hard & Long
09. Let's Get Funky
10. Cocksucker Blues

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Afghan Whigs - Unbreakable (2007)

Afghan Whigs - Unbreakable (2007)
(A Retrospective 1990-2006)
Released June 5, 2007
01. Retarded
02. Crazy
03. Turn On The Water
04. Debonair
05. I'm A Soldier*
06. 66
07. Be Sweet
08. Come See About Me
09. Uptown Again
10. What Jail Is Like
11. Magazine*
12. I'm Her Slave
13. Going To Town
14. Gentlemen
15. Let Me LIe To You
16. John The Baptist
17. Crime Scene Part One
18. Faded
*New Recordings

Friday, May 11, 2007

Lustmord - Juggernaut (2007)

This one's for people who really, really, like the Melvins, especially 2005's "Pigs of The Roman Empire" album, a collaboration with noise monger Lustmord. This album was recorded for an art show by Chris "Coop" Cooper?? in 2004. With sound design & production by Lustmord, and guitar & vocals by King Buzzo of the Melvins, you bet your in for a treat. It's a very quiet piece, split into four parts, very atmospheric and disturbing. The original 2004 release of this album was limited to 2000, now in 2007 there are a few more. Two or three left, i've heard, so be quick and enjoy yourself. So grab some old headphones, smoke a bowl and collapse into a broken bean-bag and you'll be transported to a disturbing place full of bad things etc etc.

Track Listing:
1. Erie
2. Prime
3. Able
4. Item


This is the "Scientists" new album "Sedition", recorded live at Shepherds Bush Empire in London May 2006. Listening to this you would think that the old fellas have released a "best off". Starting with "Swampland", they plough through a number of Scientists stand-out numbers, although "She Had Love" is missing. This recording gives you an idea of the Scientists live assault, this is live music as it should be heard. The version I purchased of this album is a heavy-duty plastic case, rounded around the sides, and annoyingly hard to open. The package is minus a full sized front cover (as above), instead it's a small book with memories and praise of the mighty Scientists written by Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), Warren Ellis (Dirty Three), Henry Rollins, Jon Spencer & Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth). These notes give you some indication of the many great artists inspired by this dirty Perth born band. If you like this album buy it, the cover and booklet are really cool and (as you could know shortly) it sounds fantastic and the dick head that I am; they played a few weeks ago and I didn't go because I was tired, I'm getting old people, and grumpy. This show was part of the Dirty Three's All Tomorrows Parties and I think the Scientists are playing this years ATP which is orchestrated by Mudhoney. Pass: aNp

Monday, May 7, 2007

Here are some links that work...

I found that some of the links provided in the comments of the last post didn't work. So here are some more John Zorn related links that 'do' work. Enjoy.

John Zorn - I.A.O: Music in Sacred Light (2002)
(Featuring Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, Bill Laswell and more)

John Zorn - Six Litanies for Heliogabalus (2007)
John Zorn: Alto Sax, Composer
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Ikue Mori: Electronics
Mike Patton: Voice
Jamie Saft: Organ
Martha Cluver: Voice
Abby Fischer: Voice
Kirsten Soller: Voice

John Zorn: Masada Live (1994)
Live NYC 1994

and that's all for now.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Naked City Live Vol 1: Knitting Factory 1989

Naked City was an avant-garde group led by saxophonist / composer John Zorn. New York based Naked City were primarily active from 1988 to 1993 with a brief reunion in 2003. Genres covered by Naked City include Jazz, Metal, Country, Punk, Surf, Grindcore, Death, Ambient etc etc etc. By all accounts the most popular album released by Naked City was 1990's "Torture Garden", with it's spasmodic bursts of metal, jazz and all other genres in between, after, and before, "Torture Garden" was a big hit with metal fans, which earned the group supports for such groups as Carcass and Napalm Death. Of course you can't discount the vocal stylings of The Boredoms' Yamatsuka Eye on this album, reminiscent of a cat being sucked slowly into a garbage disposal whilst it is on fire and giving birth. Another occasional member of Naked City (I'm thinking when Eye was on holiday's or something) was Mike Patton, of which you can clearly hear the influence on his Fantomas outings. They released 7 albums from 1990-93, Naked City (1990), Torture Garden (1990), Heretic (1991), Grand Guignol (1992), Leng Tch'e (1992), Radio (1993), and Absinthe (1993). The Black Box was released in 1996 which contains the albums Torture Garden and Leng Tch'e, Naked City Live Vol. 1: The Knitting Factory (1989) was released in 2002 (click title for this one) and The Naked City Box Set was released in 2005, which contains all the albums plus a very special version of the Grand Guignol Opus performed by Mike Patton.
John Zorn: saxophone, voice, composer, bandleader
Bill Frisell: guitar
Wayne Horvitz: synthesizer, piano
Fred Frith: bass guitar
Joey Baron: drums
Yamatsuka Eye: voice
Mike Patton: voice (Live & Grand Guignol 2005)


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PIXIES Palace Melbourne 28/3/07

In Heaven
Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
Bone Machine
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Head On
No 13 Baby
Gouge Away
Mr. Grieves
The Holiday Song
Here Comes Your Man
Wave Of Mutilation
Planet Of Sound
Crackity Jones
Something Against You
Isla De Encata
Nimrod's Son
Where Is My Mind?
La La Love You
(Photo above from V Festival Sydney 31/3/07)

Pixies Live in Victoria, Canada 21/4/04

Live at "The Victoria Curling Club" (Soundboard Recording)
01. Debaser
02. Cactus
03. Bone Machine
04. River Euphrates
05. Crackity Jones - Something Against You
06. Tame
07. Hey!
08. Gigantic
09. Mr. Grieves
10. La La Love You
11. Where Is My Mind
12. Vamos
13. Nimrod's Son
14. Here Comes Your Man
15. Gouge Away
16. Broken Face
17. Isla De Encanta
18. Wave Of Mutilation
19. Monkey Gone To Heaven
20. Caribou
21. In Heaven - Wave Of Mutilation
22. Into the White
The Pixies recently swept through OZ rocking the pants off local punters, for those of you who were lucky enough to attend a pixies gig, well, good on you. I will soon be posting (probably in a couple of minutes) Pixies shows from Australia 2007, that I am currently trying to find for a friend, who followed them around the country. He also met them, and possibly stole some of their hair, which is now for sale on ebay, so come on folks put ya bids in for some genuine Pixies hair, which I'm sure would come in handy for some sort of cloning experiment whereas the result would be your own personal Pixies band to play at family gatherings, parties, weddings, and when you go to the toilet. SO PIXIES BEWARE, EVIL DR. EUGENIUS IS ABOUT TO MAKE YOU OBSOLETE. Ebay watchers keep an eye out (or both) for your own personal genuine Pixies band to play for you and your friends. You'll be the most popular kid in your street.
Part 2 in the comments.

Friday, May 4, 2007

and finally more noise to disturb your head

Z-Rock Hawaii is Gene Ween, Dean Ween, Andrew Weiss & Claude Coleman of Ween, and Eye, Yamamoto, Yoshimi and Yoshikawa of The Boredoms.

1. Chuggin’
2. Bad To The Bone
3. In The Garden
4. Love Like Cement
5. Tuchus
6. Piledriver
7. I Get A Little Taste Of You
8. God In My Bed
9. The Meadow
10. Sunset Over Osaka

Getting Bored with The Boredoms, BAD LUCK!

Super Roots 5 (1995)

More Boredoms...

Artist: Boredoms
Album: Super Roots
Year: 1994

1. Pop Kiss
2. Budokan Tape Try (500 Tapes High)
3. Finger Action No. 5
4. Chocolate / Pitch at Bunch on Itch / Machine 3 /Monster Rex

The Boredoms - Super Roots 9 (2007)

this album is:
The Boredoms Super Roots 9,
The Boredoms first live album,
The Boredoms 2005 Christmas Show,
and all of the above