Saturday, March 21, 2009
Rapid Fire Music Dump
Jerusalem S/T reissued on Vintage/Rockadrome. 1972 discovered,produced, and svengali'd by Ian Gillian. This is some classic 70s rock. Anthems are the anti-war "I see the light" and the knuckle dragging "Primitive Man". 9 songs and 5 more bonus tracks (demos and singles). More Sabbath than Zeppelin, but they have their own sound. Tragically the song "Midnight Steamer" doesn't end up being about some late night deviant sex act, but you can't have evertying...........
Obits-New Rick Froberg band. Not unlike the Nightwatchers, Rick takes a familar formula and reinvents it with good results. Also like the Nighwatchers vein it has its highs and lows, but the hits make up for the misses. Sub Pop gets to put this one out. Graphics are awesome.
Tombs Winter Hours on Relapse. Crushing. Get it. I have raved about all their previous releases so just watch this if you are doubting
Extra Golden Thank You Very Quickly. Some Afro-beat meets Chicago post rock and rather than a Graceland for Thrill Jockey , it is solid good listen. Not unlike the Ex with Getatchew Mekuria but more straight ahead(minus the anarcho yelping mainly). Worth your time.
New Breed tape comp was a classic. Website is pretty cool. Download it.
Sam McPheeters catches up with Doc Dart.... erhhh 26. Seems to be coping nicely in the post 9.11 world.
In a related music/literary note, the Oxford-American dropped its 10th music anniverary and included a double disc of music. Insect Trust blew my mind. Jerry Lee Lewis in a leisure suit on the cover might blow yours. Good Dock Boggs article too.