Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Going Round And Round-Four Versions

A young Darby Crash yawns.

Going round and round with Around and Around-each version getting more raucous and deconstructed than the last.




Friday, March 18, 2016

---------------------------------Eyes On Fire--------------------------------

COVER STAR- PATRICIA HIGHSMITH


1. BUSY KIDS- THE HUNS 
2. AIN'T IT HARD-GYPSY TRIPS
3. DON'T TOUCH MY BIKINI- THE HALO BENDERS
4. I'M NOT YOUR STEPPING STONE- THE FLIES
5. I GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT- SLIM HARPO
6. WHORE'S HEART?-KENNY POWERS
7. DO YOU WANNA TOUCH ME?- GARY GLITTER
8. YES SHE IS MY SKINHEAD GIRL- UNREST
9. SUNSET- LIQUID SKY OST
10. WHO WILL SURVIVE AMERICA?- AMIRI BARAKA
11. SOMEWHERE THEY CAN'T FIND ME- SIMON & GARFUNKEL
12. PULL THE TRIGGER- NATIONAL LAMPOON
13. GODZILLA FLICK- THE FLAMING LIPS
14. WOULDN'T IT BE SAD IF THERE WERE NO CONES?- G.T.O.'S
15. OH THOSE EYES- THE VAGRANTS
16. THAT DAY (PART 1)- E&W EIDERDOWN *
17.  AROUND THE CORNER- THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES
18. FAST FREIGHT- RITCHIE VALENS
19. FLIM FLAM FLUM- IVOR CUTLER
20. SHINY CAGE- DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR
21. DOWN IN THE FLOOD- FLATT & SCRUGGS
22. MESSAGE FROM BOB DYLAN
23. MOONSHOT- GALAXIE 500
24. CAN YOU TAKE ME BACK?- THE BEATLES

*Track 16 is me and an old friend from high school. On weekends we occasionally stay up all night bullshitting and improvising. Sometimes we record ourselves playing along to earlier tapes of improvisations. All low-fi, maybe even no-fi- recorded on his phone and played on thrift store guitars, keyboards, bongos, xylophones, penny whistles and drums, which he collects during the week. There are endless recordings and buried in all of it are some neat moments where we occasionally hit on something, though God knows we'll probably never have the patience to find the "good" stuff amongst all the fooling round and talking. But I like this little excerpt from last year, it sounds like the Shaggs covering Can while a bunch of elves build a cabinet in the background.
1978-Lead Singer of early Austin punk group The Huns is arrested on stage at Raul's

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bow Down And Kiss The Microchip-The Clash 1983 US Festival

Joe didn't even trust calculators much less a goddamn home computer!  "You make, you buy, you die!" This was Mick Jones last show with The Clash, and he's making plenty of odd faces, his lip curl makes it seem like he's been hanging with Billy Idol on the sly. Topper Headon was already gone and very sorely missed-they lost their engine. But still or maybe because of all this, the performance is a gripping one. Joe's onstage rants and asides tended towards a rather loose but not incomprehensible association of ideas, but this is a great part of the fun- "You don't want to hear me go on about what's up my ass" heh, do tell!  And "those people in East L.A. aren't gonna stay there forever" and "its gotta be for everybody not just one great white way down the middle of the road" was and is prescient. 


As a bonus here's The Clash with Topper in 1979 doing Armagideon Time, one of my favorite performances

And lest we forget, The Clash in NYC 1981

Just saw this as well, why not, now we're on a roll

Friday, March 11, 2016

Captain Mandrax at The Isle of Wight-1970


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