Lords Of Gravity are Australia’s Premier Garage-Punk outfit!!! Hailing
from Melbourne Australia, the four-piece outfit deliver the finest
example of 1960’s pop-punk and surf influenced rock’n’roll! Including
members of The Stoneage Hearts, The Crusaders, Hands Of Time, The
Finkers, The Seminal Rats, The Philisteins etc. The list is long!!!
Wearing their influences proudly these guys sure deliver the goods from
snarling Farfisa driven organ R&B grind to classic tones of 60’s
power pop jangling from the strings of their Vox guitars. Rumble Skunk
Records proudly presents their debut LP titled “The Curse Of Icarus”!!!
This piece of wax comes in a limited edition of a couple hundred-vinyl
copies (including a cool insert, with liner notes written by Per Bystrom
– Aarght! Rec.), and soon to be a real classic of the garage punk
I've been listening to this band for years but I came across this cut called " Grace" recenlty and what a departure for the band. Very cool epic. I can't stop playing this loud and over and over again. Check it out.
Born within the years 1968 1974 some of the musicians played much in bands before, some less,
some lived on making music.
Contemporary Record Store Section: Stonerrock
Colour Haze are a modern Psychedelic (in the words sense) Heavy Rock Three Piece, in the
tradition of classic Rock-Trios as Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience or Grand Funk Railroad.
Founded somewhen in the last century, the current line-up consists since May 1999. Since then some
records have been made and a lot of following was gained. Originating from Muenchen, Germany, the
group did a lot of shows nationwide and in Belgium, Holland and Austria. Soon Colour Haze
established themselves among the finest groups of Germanys underground scene and are said to be
one of the most outstanding current Rock-Ensembles in Europe.
This is a big weekend for me. As kid growing up in the 1970's, there wasn't a character on the silver screen, any bigger than James Bond 007 for me. Most kids were into Star Wars or Star Trek, but my super hero was not found in a comic book, but in the local theatre every few years.
So is the ritual this weekend, as in previous years, I will attend the opening of SKYFALL, this new James Bond film.
And one of the most anticipated moments for James Bond supre fans is- who will sing the theme Song? This time it's Adele. To be honest, Ive never herd her music before. But I had the opportunity to listen to the whole Soundtrack, and I must say, her voice is perfect for a Bond film. In a cool way, she darkly drifts to esoteric. Im dig'in the horn arrangements on SKYFALL too! The cut has that classic Bond elegance to it, but with that feeling of falling backwards and wondering if your lover will catch you before you hit the ground. She does. One of the best James Bond songs since " Live and Let Die"
50 years of Bond...this weekend is going to be very cool!
I'm packing up my truck I call the Silver Shark, and I'm heading north to the dark forest of Ontario Canada.
A space for my original muse to get fired up. A mind cleansing and shock
to the habitual routine of life and work. As part of this purge, I will
also pack my trusty boombox and a bottle of red wine. I will then take
said boombox, and place it, into the forest, approximately 25 feet
from my green plastic lawn chair. You need audio space my brothers and
sisters. Space from the sound source, and your ears. Fuck the head
phones (for now)! There is something to be said about dead windless
organic air, that takes music from the speaker, to your ears. Like a
bellhop with a red velvet glove full of music, served straight to the
senses. In this case - the sound between the space, will be Saturna
cranked out of the boombox. (With only the crackling of a fire pit as a
distraction.) Space is the place. And this band was made for that
organic audio space.
The production on "The Kingdom of Spirit" is done superb. Not over
produced like a stale chicken sandwich at the 7 Eleven. This is nicely
mixed, with great organic tones and vintage sounding spacephonics. It
has a warm feel. The drums sometime pan from one speaker to the other.
You really need to give this record a chance. I found that this
recording improves with each song. Getting more skillful with each cut.
The intro to " Morning Star" is disfigured and seductive with the
vocals coming in like a super planet royal demigod. Although hard to
define the sound of this band other than Euro Rock, I can hear sounds of
"Message - Book of Dreams" here. Which is a huge compliment. Not too
many bands are making music like this right now. Sounds from the early
70's Euro rock, but somehow still advancing the genre. This band calls
Barcelona, Spain home ground. Give your ears and mind a workout and
admire the intelligence. Check out " The Kingdom of Spirit " by
Saturna. This is a great effort.
After the first spin I wasn't sure what to make of this recording. But like most creative things in life, art creatures born worthy of any one's time must be spent with eyes wide shut. In other words. Free your mind and your ears will follow. Set the controls for that dark place in the back of the mind. No rules. Just authentic original music that seems to be a natural extension of something real. Monsters, demons, angels and lovers. Like I said. I can't quite put my finger on it. This recording is creatively faultless. It's not trying to be anything. And just like the drum mix, this project called FULL OF, is slightly tilted to the left.
What caught my attention was the song titles. Inscriptions like "Eagle" and "Hero of Lovers" or "Monster of Fire". What do these song titles mean? Who the hell knows! But they seem to paint the walls of that dark hallway of the mind, that leads us all to mother muse. Just like The Doors did with Crystal Ship. But just to be clear here, KASH doesn't sound anything like The Doors. It's the lost thought and experience that's similar. A crystal ship sailing on the mystic sea through the hurricane of tired blood and found organisms.
Engineer Steve Albini (Scott Weiland, Iggy & the Stooges) inflicts his legendary learned alchemy, and pushes these recordings masterfully. The recordings were done in a fresh new studio called Oxygen Studios. Just the name of the studio makes me want to get myself a tank full Oxygen Gas, mix in some nitrates and explore the realities of FULL OF, under the blanket of the Canadian nite sky. Now go ahead and melt the mind in the dark halls of Eagles, Tigers and Lions. I think I hear a sound - KASH FULL OF....(you fill in the blank!)
Well my brothers and sisters. I few changes once again at MUD. I've requested help from some new writers to this blog. The objective is to bring MORE content - more regularly at MUD. Im in the process now of soliciting bands for review too. If you are a band or you know a band that may want to get reviewed at Electric Mud, send us some audio samples, info links and a bio. We cant promise we will post your band, but we can promise we will at least listen. The writers are at their own discretion, on what they will spend their the time to write and post on.
But as of today, the new ELECTRIC MUD FORUM is up and running. Feel free to join. Promote your band. Talk about anything. Tell us a joke. Post a video...we won't edit you. Just play nice and don't hate on anyone.
So here I am. In the basement yet once again. The volume knob labeled "HEAVY" on my stereo, is cranked to 10. But look who walks in? My cat "Sir James Marshall Hendrix". This is a good sign.
I've been listening to music for two hours now, but for some reason, he just jumped up onto my 1969 Marshall Cabinet. He's chill'in out. He must be dig'in this band. That would be Ancient Warlocks from Seattle Washington my brothers and sisters. This leads me to a couple of questions. Can Sir James hear that Wah too I wonder? Can he hear the fuzz pedal on "Super Wizard"? These cuts have a warm feel too it. Like a fuzz impregnated wah, drenched over a big sexy bosom from 1974 pressed firmly up against your cheek. You got yourself stoner bliss here I would say.
The first Ancient Warlocks release, 'The Superwizard Single' is available in limited edition release of 300 copies on 7" 45 rpm vinyl which includes original artwork by Eric Pruyn hand silk screened and numbered on each copy. Get it on now freaks, because if Ancient Warlocks sound anything like their demos when they play live, then you'll be in on the ground floor of pure rock eden.
Ancient Warlocks are in the process of stitching a full length drop in the very near future. Live shows can be found in the Seattle area. Stand out tracks "Lion Storm"...dare I say Sabbath. Okay I will...SABBATH...there I said it!
Sir James gives this band 10 beers out of 12. - Wino Chris \m/
I sit here looking out my window. From the 11 floor skyscraper in Toronto Canada. I look down on the streets, on this arctic air morning in April. I have my cans on. It’s first thing in the morning, as the sun comes up over the towers. The silver spot of the day. No one has arrived to work yet, so I have the whole department to myself. No telephones. No whinny sales staff. Just me, the black bird flying high, and my headphones cranking Birth of Joy
Just when you thought that the world of rock music has fallen off the ledge to the depths of mordor, along comes Birth of Joy. These cats hail from the Netherlands. A three piece band. Full of gargantuan tone, riffs and Hammond. Yes... my brothers and sisters! That’s right! The Hammond tone! The cool thing about this band is, there seems to be something very exclusive with way the Hammond gets treated on these recordings. I have one word that can describe it. Righteous! One of the best mixed albums I’ve heard in awhile. You can really hear the naturally tone of the instruments. And the all important snare drum mix, jumps right out too. No shenanigans or hocus pokus special effects with this production. (From what I can hear). A very true, prime and clean recording. The band describes their own music as “Supercharged” . The trio is a carpet ride back to the psych blues rock mirror window of 1967 – 1972. A nice rarity in today’s world of plastic auto-tone vocals and pro-tool software driven production.
So folks, if your looking for some classic vibes with a whole new take on what’s already been covered in the world of rock, then check these cats out. Break out your 1972 headphones. Pour yourself a morning coffee. And then crank it before the world starts to spin around the sun. It just may raise the hairs on your arms. Just like the heavy days of the 70’s
One of my favorite comedians is Artie Lange. He was one of the original cast members on the first season of Mad Tv, but is known more as a talent on the Howard Stern Show. (no longer on Stern) I had the opportunity to see him live about a year before he attempted suicide. Luckly he survived and can be found in any airplane bathroom having a piss with Newt Gingritch and Satan.
I hope he can put together another set of stand-up and hit the road soon. If he can make a come back, he could very well be the Keith Richards of stand-up. And that's a complement Artie!
Here he is on Joy talking about The Howard Stern Show, Newt Gingritch and Satan
I'm planning a road trip in March to see the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Montreal Canadiens. A real classic when it comes to hockey rivalries. Anyways - the trip on the road will be like 12-14 hours there and back. So I thought I would get started on a " mixtape" as we once called them. Back in the day, I made tons of these cassette tapes. I would make up crazy names for the mix. Names like " Don't spill the tequilla Mix"....."Sad Songs For A Lost Bitch"...or..."This Caddy Eldo Rocks"
...but as I plan and wait like a maurader for this trip to Montreal, I'm calling this one:
DIRTY PUNKER SCRATCH OUT - (HWY 401 EAST Mix)
The Undertones _ Teenage Kicks.mp3
Ian Dury _ Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.mp3
Teenage Head - Picture My Face.mp3
The Saints _ (I'm) Stranded.mp3
The Only Ones _ Another Girl, Another Planet.mp3
Teenage Head - Top Down.mp3
The Modern Lovers _ Roadrunner.mp3
The Cramps _ Human Fly.mp3
The Heartbreakers _ Born To Lose.mp3
Iggy & The Stooges _ Search And Destroy.mp3
The Pretenders _ The Wait.mp3
The Modern Lovers _ Pablo Picasso.mp3
X-Ray Spex _ Oh Bondage Up Yours!.mp3
The Vibrators _ Baby Baby.mp3
Dead Boys _ Sonic Reducer.mp3
The Stranglers _ Peaches.mp3
Generation X _ Your Generation.mp3
Joy Division _ Love Will Tear Us Apart.mp3
The Clash - London Calling.mp3
Bowie - Ziggy Stardust.mp3
Live At The Purple Onion
The first time I saw Zach was like most people. From the movie The Hangover. I knew right away this guy had talent. He reminded me of the "serious" John Belushi in the black comedy "Neibours". I went out and watched most of the stuff he did including a really weird film called "Visioneers"
Here is an offbeat performance as a stand-up comedian. The show was recorded at the San Francisco club The Purple Onion in June 2005. In addition to Zach's routine, which features Zach's trademark dry humor, a large portion of which is accompanied by a light piano piece played by Zach as bed music. It ends with Zach tearing off pages of a large pad of paper which contain prewritten, largely self deprecating jokes, while the Pacific Boychoir sings Greatest Love of All. The DVD contains two separate sections which are cut to throughout the routine, often at times where the content of the routine may have to do with the content of the other portions.
One of the sections is an unscripted roadtrip to The Purple Onion in a Volkswagen bus with Zach and his friend Joe Wagner. The banter and happenings that occur seem to provide insights to where Zach gets some of his comedy. The bus ends up breaking down just short of their goal so they finish the trip in a GoCar, a small rental vehicle meant for tourists. The roadtrip portrays Zach as a fun-loving guy, different than his stage persona.
The second section is a loosely scripted interview of Zach's brother "Seth Galifianakis" (played by Zach) by Brian Unger.
The DVD was released March 6, 2007.
One thing I never get tired of, is a good ol' Hammond riff. Well with this recording you get plenty of sweet honey drops of Hammond. A full on prog instrumental space session.... very cool stuff. Makes me long for a hot summer night. A road trip north up highway 69 with the windows down. Warm wind with nothing but my headlights and the odd critter eyeballs staring at me as I blow by. Back to reality...it's freakin January in Canada...so until the summer solstice - I guess spinning this will do. And by the looks of it, my cool fuzzy Cat (Sir James Marshall Hendrix) is diggin it too. Groovy road trip tunes - wino
London Underground biography
A side project of STANDARTE's drummer/vocalist Daniele Caputo, this fairly recent Italian trio took their name from the very style of music that was played in the London underground during the late 60's. Caputo is joined by bassist Marco Piaggesi and keyboard player Gianluca Gerlini. Bassist Stefano Gabbani eventually replaced Piagesi and then guitarist Gianni Vergelli also joined in. Their style is similar to STANDARTE albeit much less heavy, and the guitars are used sparingly, leaving room for Gerlini to shine on the Hammond organ, Mellotron and Moog. Their albums feature excellent vocal harmonies that would have fit right into any BEATLES or TRAFFIC album of old. As influences go, we could cite BIGELF, PINK FLOYD, KING CRIMSON, ATOMIC ROOSTER, CARAVAN, ARGENT, and definitely THE BEATLES.
Both of their albums, "London Underground" and "Through a Glass Darkly" (a spoof on an old STONES compilation LP), are a real throwback to the swinging 60's and early 70's; in fact, if it wasn't for the clean production, you'd swear these were recorded in 1970. The first album revisits the late 60's psychedelia whereas the second is fully early 70's progressive. The overall sound is very British (these Italian vocalists possess an impeccable command of the English language, b.t.w.) and both albums are expertly played and well produced. Is it prog? Well, it is definitely experimental yet accessible, delightfully retro and thoroughly enjoyable. Very cool stuff!
Excellent albums for a trip back to the hip days, with tons of Mellotron. Both are highly recommended.
by Lise (HIBOU), CANADA - progarchives.com
Sorry for the lack of posts...once again life has been heavy...but here are a couple of shows. I'm really diggin the CRB show...
This DBT artwork is not from the show. But DBT truckers always seem to have a really cool art so i thought I would post a sample...
Drive-By Truckers are an alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia, though two out of five current members (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley) are originally from The Shoals region of Northern Alabama, and the band strongly identifies with Alabama. Their music uses three guitars as well as bass, drums, and now keyboards. Like many alternative country acts, the Drive-By Truckers record in analog (using 2 inch tape). However, unlike the majority of their contemporaries, the Drive-By Truckers have consistently pushed their labels to also release the band's records in a vinyl format.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Pour House, James Island, SC
Soundboard + Ceiling Mounted SP C4's -> PC
PC -> CDWave -> Wave Lab -> TLH -> FLAC
Transfer & Tracking by: BobbyHurley
01 Lets Go
02 Tomorrow Blues >
03 Eagles On The Highway
04 Catfish John
05 Star or Stone
06 Tough Mama >
01 Girl On The Mountain
02 Poor Elijah - Tribute to Johnson (Medley)
05 Vibration & Light Suite >
07 Driving Wheel
08 Sunday Sound
09 Older Guys
10 Got Love If You Want It
Chris Robinson - vocals, guitar
Neal Casal - guitar
Mark Dutton - bass
George Sluppick - drums
Adam MacDougall - keyboards