Straight out of Fukuoka Japan comes this post-punk New Wave-ish group called Hyacca. Their debut record is called Sashitai. And once you’re done listening, try this video. Hyacca: Riot by callandresponse... Read More→
Since the Toronto International Film Festival is on now--and since it's very heavy with rock'n'roll documentaries--I thought it might be interesting to complile a list of the greatest songs to come from movie soundtracks. JUST movie soundtracks. No fair naming a song from an album that just happened to be in a movie.
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Look, no one should be expected to hit the ground running the day after Labour Day. That’s just cruel. So ease into whatever you’re doing to today with this new mixtape that’s also available for a ... Read More→
To underscore the last post about discovering older music, here’s another example from 1971. Most of my knowledge of R&B and funk extends to the bigger Motown acts and their descendents. Then I stumbled across this ... Read More→
I’d never heard of Amanaz before today–understandable since they’re a five-person group from Zitwe, Zambia–but but I had an instant emotional connection to this song called “Khala My Friend.” For more, investigate their 1975 Zam-rock classic, ... Read More→
It's okay to admit it. There's something about that uncool song that floats your boat. There's no need to apologize. We all have those guilty pleasures.
For me, it's The Sweet, the glam-y English band who, back in the day, was viewed as a very poor bubblegummy substitute for Bowie and Bolan. But I don't care. I've always liked the band. I have all their albums on vinyl AND CD. In fact, it's not an exaggeration to say that listened to Desolation Boulevard at least once through every essay I wrote between grade 9 and the end of university. Seriously.
(Note all Sweeties: try and find the original British vinyl edition of Desolation Boulevard. It's almost COMPLETELY different from the more familiar later release on Capitol.)
So here's my question: what would you like to confess? Here's how to unburden yourself.
You read that right. Jack White has collaborated with Insane Clown Posse on a song called “Leck Mich Im Arsch.” Go ahead and plug that into Google Translate, but it won’t work. Google doesn’t like gross ... Read More→
This is the first indication of what UK’s Gallows will sound like with their new singer, ex-Alexisonfire guitarist Wade McNeil. It’s not long–37 seconds–but it gives us some idea of what’s going on. If you want ... Read More→
Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal is back with a solo record called Honkey Kong, which is due out on September 20th. The first single–which is also available as a free download (see below)–comes complete ... Read More→
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