Not shown: DJ Assault beginning his set after 10 minutes of technical difficulties, opening with "Ass & Titties" and then seguing into "Music Sounds Better With You" sped up to 150.
DJ Assault ~ Mo Gut Than Butt (Dubstramental)
WMC jitters have begun... I'm not getting on a plane til tomorrow and already I'm psyched to put my body through the marathon of abuse that is WMC.
"FIRE IT UP!! FIRE IT UP!!" -guy from the Crow
MUSIC SOUNDS official remixes 2x12 (via Boards Of Electronica)
BETTER WITH YOU miami horror remix (via Palms Out)
Chaka Khan ~ Fate (mp3)
I really only posted this to get the Fletcher Hanks comic in. I just bought his "I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets!" collection and it rules.
I made a mix with Jess Jubilee... we emailed songs back and forth for like 2 weeks and then I mixed them at home while she IM'd me Scooter videos.
Part 1 and 2 are available here. Between you and me Internet, part 2 is significantly weirder...
Woodman VS Jess Jubilee ~ ROTFLMAO (pt 1)
ROTFLMAO by the21gunsalute
Woodman VS Jess Jubilee ~ LITGCMFO (pt 2)
LITGCMFO by the21gunsalute
*bonus! 2 tracks that I couldn't figure out how to put on the mix:
The Cure ~ Fire in Cairo
Phoenix ~ Too Young (Zoot Woman Remix)
Part 2 Tracklisting:
Felix Da Housecat ~ Like Something For Porno
Serge Gainsbourg ~ Sea, Sex & Sun
Madison Ave ~ Don't Call Me Baby
Bam Bam ~ Give It To Me
Detroit Grand Pubahs ~ Sandwiches
Berlin ~ Sex (I'm A...)
Dynamix II ~ Sedona
Visage ~ Frequency 7
Robyn ~ Konichiwa Bitches (Trentemoller RMX)
B-52s ~ Planet Claire
The Knife ~ Handy-Man
Squarepusher ~ Do You Know Squarepusher
Ed Rush ~ Alien Girl
Ministry ~ She's Got A Cause
As per my other gushing post about the English Beat, I realized that I totally 100% love them. They combine the greatest aspects of ska (poppy harmonizing horns, upbeat tunes... uh... racial integration) but are not as gimmicky as Bad Manners and other 2nd rate ska revival groups. I also just found out there's a Jellybean version of "I Confess" which made me do a doubletake -- I was going to put it up but my copy's beat up/sounds like anus. Instead here's 2 late 80s house tracks that are both in some way connected to the Beat:
Children of the Night ~ You Put Me In A Trance
UK Acid House! Ranking Roger hooked up with this dude Housemaster General... that's pretty much all I got on this one (actually this track is from the b-side that doesn't even have Roger on it, but wevs).
2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet ~ Tired Of Getting Pushed Around!
Dave Steele and Andy Cox, post-Beat and pre-FYC, put out this one-off single... a sample-heavy and decidedly very weird (esp with the TMBG-esque video) house groove with a 24 year old Derrick May behind the boards.
Speaking of FYC, am I the only person who saw this recently? It started off as 28 Days Later, at some point became Lord of the Rings/Joust, then all of a sudden I was watching a Road Warrior homage. I was about 45 minutes into it, not sure if it was garbage or just really fun when out of nowhere "Good Thing" came on in the movie and I was like "OK. Doomsday, you and I are friends." Plus it's always rad to see Malcom McDowell in anything. He was gnawing on the scenery the whole way through... He must have been so clueless during the making of this movie. It reminds me of that story of Sean Connery getting asked to do Matrix and he was basically "I don't undershtand thish shcript, sho the anshwer ish no" and then it made a jillion dollars. Then the guys who made League of Extraordinary Gentlemen approached him to be in that and he was like "well, I shtill don't undershtand thish shcript, but I'll shay yesh thish time around."
I heard an awesome rumor that 160 and up is the new "Every Song is 133"
Plastic Bertrand ~ Ca Plane Pour Moi
The Shins ~ Spilt Needles (Fast Version)
DMX Krew ~ You Can't Hide Your Love (Aphex Twin Mix)
I've been real spotty on the blog lately... I'm looking for an apt for April, I've gotta pack up all my goddam records and CDs (always fun/horrifying), and to top it all off I've got the dreaded "Cigarette Cold" this week. Still, good things are on the horizon: Lloyd and I just bought the Larry Levan DVD for 2 bills, WMC is just around the corner, and here's my new favorite blog house song... think the best parts of Justice plus the bassline from that Carl Craig Xpress 2 remix:
Buy Now ~ Body Crash
"the problem with blog house is that you can't blog about blog house because every other blog about house has already blogged the house out of it"
If you play this in the morning when you get out of bed, your life is, for 5 minutes, a Paul Thomas Anderson film.
ELO ~ Mr Blue Sky
*coming soon! Woodman VS Jess Jubilee mix!
Play Out! has just reissued the pure hot fire of Arbeid Adelt's cover of "Death Disco." It's not as long as the original 12" version but there's a pretty good Todd Terje edit as well... am I the only person who doesn't like Metal Box? Am I the last man on earth here people?
Arbeid Adelt ~ Death Disco (Todd Terje Edit)
Arbeid Adelt ~ Death Disco
Artists you would assume are gay but are straight:
EVERYONE IN DEPECHE MODE
TACO (actually I don't know if he's gay or not I just assumed based on this)
The glammy nature of Roxy Music's lush production on this track in particular is the equivalent of taking a bath in honey. It's like Smooth Operator but the lyrics are way better and it has fucking castanets(!). I'm also 78% sure that's a dude in drag on the record cover. Plus, it was the perfect song at one point for this guy. Slow burning FIRE!
Roxy Music ~ Dance Away (12" Extended Version)
It's criminal that I've only put up one Prince song in the past, a crime that I plan on rectifying right now:
WHEN YOU'RE UP
She's Always In My Hair (mp3)
WHEN YOU'RE DOWN
How Come U Don't Call Anymore (mp3)
bonuses (bonices? bonii?):
All The Critics Love U In NY (Moodyman Edit) (via Machines Are Funky)
Nobody puts Prince in the corner
Bjork ~ Big Time Sensuality (Extended Mix)
Easily one of my favorite Bjork tracks, this mix is basically exactly like the Nellee Hooper LP version, except it has a slightly longer intro.
Roxy Music ~ Main Thing (Rub N Tug Mix)
A weird rocky Roxy Music track, flipped and minimalized by 2 of my favorite beardo producers.
Al Green ~ Love Ritual
A slow soul boil, locked in a seemingly interminable loop of horns, keys and whooping.
Ron Elliot ~ Let's Hold On (To The Love)
Flute house! Co-written by Lidell Townsell with a NY House'n Authority feel of supreme mellowosity.
On Friday I went to Academy with Saheer and witnessed a hitherto unknown level of record-dorking. Apparently these guys have conversations about Ornette Coleman and hard bop VS straight-ahead bop ALL THE TIME.
Anyways, Saheer bought the Dennis Wilson (noted insane ex-Beach Boy) solo album "Pacific Ocean Blue" which I had never heard before, but that's irrelevant, because here's
FOUR REASONS YOU CAN ASSUME "PACIFIC OCEAN BLUE" BY DENNIS WILSON IS AMAZING WITHOUT EVEN LISTENING TO IT:
1. IT WAS RECORDED IN 1977, AKA THE GREATEST YEAR FOR POP MUSIC EVER.
2. DENNIS WILSON WAS BFF WITH CHARLES MANSON.
3. DENNIS WILSON WAS THE ONLY BEACH BOY WHO ACTUALLY EVER WENT SURFING, AS OPPOSED TO TUB-OF-GUTS MANCHILD BRIAN WILSON, WHO NEVER GOT OVER THE BEATLES.
4. HE HAD RELATIONS WITH CHRISTINE MCVIE, AS WELL AS EVERY SINGLE WOMAN WHO WAS ALIVE AT ANY POINT IN THE ENTIRE DECADE OF THE 1970S (INCLUDING BOTH YOUR MOTHER AS WELL AS MY OWN).
Dennis Wilson ~ Pacific Ocean Blue LP
*via the Perm & the Skullet
Lindsey Buckingham's ode to Dennis Wilson "DW Suite"
Plus I forgot that "Ca Plane Pour Moi" also came out in 77, and that picture of me was originally going to say "I'm Blinded by the light (another single from 77!)!"