Vol 5 is here with a bite bigger than it's bark!
The animal kingdom has descended upon the Corpse to devour it to the bone!
17 teeth-sinking tunes! From Bands like:
01. Def Leppard-Animal-JD
02. The Lovely Feathers-Lion Eats the Wildebeast-BW
03. The Stooges-I Wanna Be Your Dog-DS
04. Tom Waits-Dog Door-JS
05. The Walkmen-The Rat-JH
06. Brian Eno-Mother Whale Eyeless-JH
07. Pink Floyd-Sheep-JD
08. The Hidden Cameras-Animals of Prey-JH
09. modest mouse-Wild Pack of Family Dogs-JS
10. Damien Jurado-Purple Anteater-DS
11. Jets to Brazil-Sea Anemone-TH
12. Syd Barrett-Octopus-JH
13. John Vanderslice-White Dove-BW
14. mewithoutyou-O, Porcupine-DS
15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Tick-TH
17. Of Montreal-Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider-BW
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
I've been listening to Live at Massey Hall 1971, the third installment of the Neil Young Archives Performance Series, and I think it's pretty great.
Previously, I'd thought there were two Youngs - the razor thin troubador and itinerant piano tinkler, and the sludge-flinging axe wielder of guitar righteousness. If you're looking for the latter, don't get this album. This is an acoustic and piano performance, intimate, and young sounding, and I haven't not-heard an audience this quiet since Dylan's '64 Halloween Concert bootleg. And I think it's a soundboard recording, so those of you averse to live recordings are in luck - this is pristine and completely enjoyable.
I don't think there are two Youngs. Rather, there is only one, and he is the servant of his music. The reason he can fling the sludge and serenade the loneliness away is that he has the unique ability to lose himself in his performance. When I saw him play with Crostby, Stills, & Nash, he was clearly the only musician on that stage who conceived of himself as somehow under the music, a slave to it, a lover waiting for it. (Those other fat cats did their best to not appear too closely aligned with a Jimmy Buffet-ish retirment ethos). That said, on this '71 recording, the same seems to be true: his guitar, his piano, his guitar's licks and progressions, his alpine voice, his odd sense of rhythm and chunk-a-chunk strumming all meld together in some beautiful, northern parody of the one-man band.
Case in point: when he moves into "A Man Needs a Maid" (here suited with "Heart of God"), though he is one man on a piano, I cannot help hearing a philharmonic just waiting behind the curtains - that they are not, and I still hear them, is a testimony to his melodic sensibilities and his ability to be present and fully available to his music. In other words, this performance is not a reductive re-tooling of some good ol' songs, but a brand new performance of them, fresh, and enlivened, rather than regurgitated, by his solo performance. He has given himself to them as though they were the same labored constructions of studio work, and he has likewise freighted them with all of the anxiety, hope, and loneliness of Young's early songwriting.
"Tell Me Why"
"Cowgirl in the Sand"
"Don't Let it Bring You Down"
"Down by the River"
and of course, "Helpless"
Enjoy it, if you want to.
Posted by Jason Heron at 2:03 PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Yup, it's big. Bigger than you know! If it were a whale, it would be blue. If it were a planet, it would be Jupiter. If it were a sandwich, it would be the Triple Thickburger. We're talking massive! How you say could one group compile such a larger mix tape on such a small world wide web? Download and see for yourself.
Track listing and contributors:
02. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)-Neil Young-JD
03. Heaven and Hell-The Who-JS
04. Filipino Box Spring Hog-Tom Waits-JS
05. Little Cream Soda-The White Stripes-BW
06. Journey in Satchidananda-Alice Coltrane-JH
07. Mister Kingdom-Electric Light Orchestra-JH
08. Better Bring Your Friends-The Secret Machines-JS
09. Devastation-The Besnard Lakes-JH
10. Like a Hurricane-Neil Young-JS
11. Snow Noise Assemblage-Cosmicdust-JH
12. New Noise-Refused-DS
13. Peacebone-Animal Collective-BW
14. The Crystal Cat-Dan Deacon-DS
15. The Prayer-Bloc Party-BW
16. Go Home, Get Down-DFA 1979-BW
17. Thou Shalt Always Kill-Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip-BW
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Posted by Brad at 9:16 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Vol 3 is so little! From small bands, to small titles, this week's mix is full of all things small! Watch out, though! It's definitely got a serious case of the Napoleon Complex!
Just because it's small, doesn't mean it's not a grower!
Track list and contributors:
o2. Since You Went Away-Dear Nora-JH
03. Atlantic City-Bruce Springsteen-JD
04. A Minor Place-Bonnie "Prince" Billy-JH
05. chelsea hotel #2-Leonard Cohen-JS
06. One Too Many Mornings-Bob Dylan-JS
07. Eyes for Windows-Damien Jurado-TH
08. State Trooper-Bruce Springsteen-JS
09. Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter-Nina Simone-JH
10. Yea Yeah-Matt and Kim-BW
11. Little Room-The White Stripes-TH
12. A Duel Will Settle This-Mates of State-BW
13. True Affection-The Blow-BW
14. Oh Comely-Neutral Milk Hotel-JS
15. 6am Morningside-The Clientele-JH
16. Carrion-Fiona Apple-TH
17. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)-Neil Young-JD
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Posted by Brad at 9:41 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
That's right! It's time for 17 is Prime vol. 2! And it's all claps all the time! 17 tracks of hand slappin' happiness! You'll have the clap by song 2! I guarantee!
Track listing and contributors:
01 Clap Your Hands!-CYHSY!-JS
02 Kissing the Lipless-The Shins-TH
03 Da Doo Ron Ron-The Crystals-JH
04 Where are the chains now-broken clock-JS
05 Clap Hands-Tom Waits-JS
06 Let the Devil In-TV On The Radio-BW
07 Jimmy Mack-Martha Reeves & The Vandellas-JH
08 I Want To Hold Your Hand-JS
09 Disco Sheets-Wolf Parade-BW
10 Every Party (w_Prefuse 73)-JH
11 Close To Me-The Cure-DS
12 This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life-Born Ruffians-BW
13 Epic Problem-Fugazi-TH
14 No Fun-The Stooges-DS
15 Death At the Chapel-The Horrors-BW
16 Citizens of Tomorrow-Tokyo Police Club-BW
17 Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)-The Hombres-JH
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Posted by Brad at 8:43 PM