Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Phoenix: "20 Songs That Changed Our Lives"

MUSICVISION PHOENIX from Guillaume Delaperriere on Vimeo.

Below is the complete 20 songs without the commentary (although I recommend listening to the commentary as it is quite good). A solid mix with a lot of soul (apparently soul was ALL the band listened two for two years), french pop, keyboard oddities, an Italian men's chorus and, uh, Kings of Leon.

01-Blue Monday People / Curtis Mayfield
02-Can’t let go / Evie Sands
03-Sell your love / Iggy pop & James Williamson
04-Flash forward / Serge Gainsbourg
05-I’m glad you’re mine / Al Green
06-Don’t turn the light on, leave me alone / CAN
07-Mesopotamia / The B-52’s
08-Ruby don’t take your love to town / Kenny Rogers
09-Slow night, slow long / Kings of Leon
10-Leur plaisir sans moi / Jane Birkin
11-In and out of the shadows / Dion
12-Victory garden / The Red Krayola
13-Escape from New-York main title / John Carpenter
14-We almost lost Detroit / Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson
15-Darlin’ / The Beach Boys
16-Peace like a river / Paul Simon
17-A song for you / Gram Parsons
18-The fairest of the seasons / Nico
19-Who was that masked man / Van Morrison
20-La smortina / Coro della SAT

Download Phoenix: "20 Songs That Changed Our Lives" here.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Records Purchased 011009

Finally Punk Hypertension EP 7" (M'Lady Records)
Lover! No More Reasons 7" (Hozac)
The Wax Museums Magnet Part II 7" (Fashionable Idiots Records)
Tyvek Needles Drop 2x7" (What's Your Rupture?)
caUSE Co-MOTION! Baby Don't Do It 7" (What's Your Rupture?)
Wicked Witch s/t LP (EM / Honest Jon's)
Les 5 Gentlemen Plus Grands Succes LP (Belle Amie)
Pandit Prannath Earth Groove LP (Mississippi)
Various Artists Oh Graveyard, You Can't Always Hold Me LP (Mississippi)
Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits LP (Mercury)
The Oh Sees/The Intelligence Split 12" (Mt. St. Mtn.)
Comet Gain Beautiful Despair 12" (What's Your Rupture?)
Gentleman Jesse & His Men s/t LP (Douchemaster Records)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Volume ONE "The Vodoun Effect" - Funk And Sato From Benin's Obscure Labels 1972-1975 CD (Analog Africa)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Records Purchased 010609

Photobooth De Me Tus Besos b/w 3 in the Morning & You 7"(Daggerman Records)
Christmas Island / Jonathan Reilly split 7"
King Khan & BBQ Animal Party b/w God of Rasins 7" (Fat Possum)
Lover! Man in the Woods b/w Foxhole Madness 7" (Rob's House)

That Photobooth 7" is the BEST.

Franz Ferdinand "L. Wells"

This might be my favorite Franz Ferdinand song. And its not even on a damn album!

Ugh...eBay here I come...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bye Bye Florian

Florian left Kraftwerk today. In memory, here is this really weird "interview" with him from Brazillian TV in 1988.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Bees "Chicken Payback"

Right after returning to Seattle from Boston, my storage space was broken into. My entire CD and DVD collection (along with my guitar gear and DVD player and TV and a bunch of other stuff) was stolen. As crushed as I was I was wholly relieved when I discovered that NONE of my LPs had been touched. I supposed that the thieves thought the vinyl was worthless.

As time goes on it has become more and more apparent that ONE box of LPs was stolen. And that box contained the records that I used to DJ at the Bus Stop. Thankfully, back then I was mostly using CDs to DJ, having yet to realize that the only real exercise I'll ever get is by walking huge bags of records to sundry DJ appearances.

I had a promo 10" of this track by a British band called A Band Of Bees (they are only called Bees in the UK because people in the UK are far too busy to be bothered to pronounce all those extra words). A Band of Bees are a classic British band in the sense that they have like, 4 albums and a sound that goes down about as well in the US as a collaboration between Jay-Z and Linkin Park (oh wait that actually happened).

In any case, I'm wishing I had that 10" right now as this jam is a total keeper even if it is just a soul pastiche. The video is quite clever as well.

And the b-side had a goddamn Madlib remix (of course). But through the magic of the internet you can and listen to it without having to buy it out of the back of some meth head's van.

Download The Bees "Chicken Payback (Madlib Soul Distortion Vocal Remix)"

Monday, December 15, 2008

Top Top Ten Lists for 2008

1. Tallest Man on Earth – “Shallow Grave”
2. Born Ruffians – “Red, Yellow and Blue”
3. Dr. Dog – “Fate”
4. Dutchess & The Duke – “She’s The Dutchess, He’s The Duke”
5. Vivian Girls – “Vivian Girls”
6. Kanye West – “808’s & Heartbreak”
7. Jay Reatard – “Matador Singles ‘08”
8. Spiritualized – “Songs in A & E”
9 . Throw Me The Statue – “Moonbeams”
10. Young Rival – “Tour EP”

The “HEY LOOK, WEIRD/OLD STUFF” Top Ten of 2008 List:
1. John Baker “The John Baker Tapes Vol. 1 & 2”
2. Rodriguez – “Cold Fact”
3. Natural Snow Buildings – “The Snow Bringer Cult”
4. Fennesz – “The Black Sea”
5. The Shop Assistants – “Will Anything Happen”
6. Porter Wagoner – ‘The Cold Hard Facts Of Life/Soul Of A Convict”
7. Chico Magnetic Band – “s/t”
8. All Those LPs I Bought on Mississippi Records esp. “Fight On Your Time Ain’t Long”
9. Scott Walker “’Til The Band Comes In”
10. Wavves “Wavves”

The “BEST FORMAT IS THE 7”” Top Ten of 2008 List:
1. The Barbaras – “Summertime Road” b/w ”Day At The Shrine” & “Flow”
2. Wounded Lion – “Carol Cloud” b/w “Pony People”
3. The Strange Boys – “Woe Is You & Me” b/w “Baby Please Don’t Go”
4. Ruben & Lacey – “Jackson” b/w “Let The Good Times Roll”
5. Times New Viking “Stay Awake EP”
6. Sexy Kids – “Sisters Are Forever” b/w “Drown Me”
7. Jacuzzi Boys – “Island Ave.” b/w “Dream Lion” & You Should Know”
8. caUSE Co-MOTION – “I Lie Awake” b/w “You Don’t Care” & “Cry For Attention”
9. Demon’s Claws – “Fucked on Ketamine” b/w “Always Be My Friend”
10. Dirtbombs “Sherlock Holmes” b/w “Nothing To Do”

The “REALLY REAL” Top Ten of 2008 List:
1. Girls
2. Beers
3. Records
4. Friends
5. Voting
6. Sleeping
7. Not Sleeping
8. Internet
9. Puppy Cam!
10. Fun