Saturday, April 25, 2009

They Ain't Trash...

I've screwed up. I was convinced sometime back that Jon Spencer was past his prime. I mean, I respected whatever he put out, but his music had lost that kick in the ass (that and they're a million similar sounding groups). But Heavy Trash came along and I just about lost my shit. I'm sold. I have a crooked grin stretching from ear to ear. If you don't understand check this out:

Friday, April 24, 2009

13 Songs

Sometime during late 89/early 90, I discovered Fugazi. The album was 13 Songs and it was hanging on Rhino Records new release wall. I purchased it, took it home, and never looked back. The angst that Fugazi produced was neither silly or artificial. It felt real, in your face, the way angst should feel. Nearly 20 years laters, these LPs still pack their punch.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Magik Markers

I know very little about the Magik Markers. About all I know is that they're on Ecstatic Peace records, the label founded by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, and have been around for sometime.

It turns out that the Magik Markers are
a noise rock band from Hartford, Connecticut. They're a two member band, consisting of Elisa Ambrogio and Pete Nolan. The one thing I'm certain of is that I can't seem to get enough of their song Taste. The song continues to bounce around my skull.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


As far as I'm concerned the Tindersticks should be bigger than what they are, at least outside of the UK. This Nottingham, England band has been turning out great music since 1992. Their music is both moody and soulful. The lyrics, are often sang in a low mumble, adding to the complexity of layers that the music is constructed in. If you're a fan of either Scott Walker, Nick Cave, or Mark Lanegan, I'd highly reccomend the Tindersticks!

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Legend of Cargo Culte

This blog really has no direction, aim, or purpose. I created it to coincide with my account, allowing my fellow blippers to get to know a little more about me. After some thought, I’ve decided that I’ll use this platform to promote some of my favorite artist and albums. I have an endless list of albums and artist I like, love, or obsess over.

I thought I’d start off with the LP I’m stole my user name from. Cargo Culte is a track off of Serge Gainsbourg’s LP Histoire De Melody Nelson. Most of the songs are sung in a raspy loud whisper. This concept album is based on a “Lolita-esque pseudo-autobiographical story, where the middle-aged Gainsbourg unintentionally colliding his Rolls Royce Silver Ghost into teenage nymphet Melody Nelson's bicycle, and the subsequent seduction and romance that ensues.” Basically Serge sings dirty and inappropriate things in French. The album itself has a slow funk sound, with some drawn out blue-esque guitar. I highly recommend the album be accompanied with some low lights and at least a half a bottle of wine running through your system.

Serge Gainsbourg - Cargo Culte

Friday, April 3, 2009

Welcome to Jamdown, poor people a dead at random

Thursday, April 2, 2009

History Lesson Part II

From the Minutemen documentary, WE JAM ECONO.

our band could be your life
real names'd be proof
me and mike watt played for years
punk rock changed our lives"