Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Flower, Punk!-Exploring The Contours Of An Imaginary Genre

their acid cut with too much speed, their sound more foreboding than blissful, they met under television skies on the other side of no direction. they sat in bottles pretending they were in cans knowing their girls weren't right & wouldn't touch them no how. they got busted with charlie brown & the beave for copping dirt weed from uncle fester outside 1313 mockingbird lane while the standells played. finked on by eddie h. & shipped out by uncle sam, napalm nam split their minds open. killed with a living death that forever saw that mocking hysterical joker face in the flowers & sky. they would they were a weed. 

back home eating fatback bacon & spiked cornflakes no one knew their name, no guru would have them, their face did not fit. they drove right past nirvana sipping milkshakes with charlie manson's angels. the mini-skirt blues drove 'em crazy & their seed gone bad. they broke their brains & lost their souls, which like their threads were on installment from sears roebuck. so they goofed on jello in all night cafes until the mind gangsters & the brain police vibed them straight out the room. but if you squint in the wrong direction at sundown you can still see their shadows on the corner eating flowers, haunted hallways & mother's pills. 



1. Hangin' Out- The Blox
2. Satisfy You- The Seeds
3. Stephanie Knows Who- Love
4. Not Right- The Stooges
5. How Does It Feel to Feel- The Creation
6. Blue Is Beautiful- The Make-Up
7. Earthquake- 13th Floor Elevators
8. Seventh World- Sleepers
9. 7 And 7 Is- The Soul Benders
10. Split Myself In Two- Meat Puppets
11. Mini Skirt Blues-Flower Children
12. Cloud 149-Pere Ubu
13. Rejected- Sterling Damon
14. They Saved Hitler's Cock- Angry Samoans
15. Spazz- The Elastik Band
16. The Madman (Running Through The Fields)- Eric Burdon & The Animals
17. My Movie- J.F.A.
18. Feathered Fish- Sons of Adam
19. Repulsive Situation-Gaylon Lord
20. The Wind Blows Your Hair- The Seeds
21. Final Solution- Pere Ubu
22. Please Go Home- The Rolling Stones
23. It's Raining Today- Angry Samoans
24. Let Me Out- The Lost Generation
25. Flower Punk- Mothers of Invention
26. 7 And 7 Is- Five By Five

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Back To Back Number Ones-1964


Possibly the two best pop songs ever, both never fail to give me chills! You gotta respect how composed and dignified the Supremes, and really all the Motown acts, were what with all that screaming and foolishness going on behind them-kind of adds to the fun though and hey Toni Basil (who I love) probably had something to do with it. 

Hal Blaine lays down the big beat so solid you could break your back on it.  

Monday, May 1, 2017

Tossing Insults At The Sky With The Flamin' Groovies


I had a great dream the other day in which I was under a bridge with Kerouac and Bukowski drinking beer and listening to the Flamin' Groovies. Jack was in huarache sandals and a weird surfer's bathing suit with lots of stitching and a lace up front and dancing drunkenly to "Laurie Did It" while Bukowski sat in a lawn chair radiating glumness and sucking down beer but at times showing some grudging amusement at the spectacle of Jack's dancing. We all took turns tossing insults at the sky. The demiurge was neither amused nor concerned. He had already planned our separate demises aeons ago

Current Listening: Flamin' Groovies-entire discography, Alice Cooper-Love it to Death, The Monkees-Missing Links, The Berlin Brats, Chris Bell-I Am The Cosmos, Shaun Cassidy's Greatest Hits & Highs In The Mid-Sixties-Texas & L.A. volumes. 

Getting ready to read Mike Nesmith's Infinite Tuesday and the new Ed Sanders book on Sharon Tate- update on the latter its a real stinker, Sanders doesn't seem to have any skills with prose.