Saturday, 19 December 2009

Joe and Ashley's Christmas Gift to You!

Hello and Merry Christmas! To celebrate our favourite time of year, Saviour's Day, myself and Joseph have recorded our favourite christmas songs. And we'd love to share them with YOU! So here they are and you'd better fucking appreciate them and we love you and MERRY CHRISTMAAAAASSS!!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Cambodian Rocks

Hi blog!

Here is a compilation of 60s Cambodian rock or ‘Khmer rock’.

I heard a documentary on radio 4 about it a few months ago, but just found this. There is some amazing stuff on here.

In the Vietnam War American radio broadcasts of western rock and roll drifted on the airwaves over the border into Cambodia. They didn’t speak English but were inspired to make their own versions. The result is an awesome mix of surfy garagey stuff with an Asian sound.

The tragic part is that the musicians were nearly all wiped out under Pol Pot.

If you like this there are 3 other volumes I can put up if you like.

Cambodian Rocks

Monday, 9 November 2009

The Story of The Velvet Underground

Here is a brief graphic history of the formation of The Velvets. I drew it using a pencil..

Friday, 11 September 2009

A Visit to Trumpton.

Maybe time to get this blog rolling again? This album is one of my favourites. Its all the music from Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley. While it is a bit of a novelty, I'm not just being ironic. It really is wonderful. Every song sketches a charming portrait, while Freddie Phillips' instrumentation is delightfully imaginative, all little clicks, pops and bangs with really sublime guitar playing. I love it, it makes me feel glowy inside like the Person Pitch does. I've had it a while and it still knocks me out. Perhaps I'm losing my mind. 

Love, Ashley xxxxx

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

James Chance and the Contortions / James White and the Blacks

Here is some stuff by James [insert one of various surnames]. In teh late seventies he made kind of disco Beefheart pissed off stooges era iggy funk jazz punk squaaallll. Its all very cerebral.
Following discussion with some fellow bloggers, here are some albums to help fill the gaps in YOUR collection. Also included is 'No New York' which is a pretty genre defining no wave compliation that has some early Contortions songs on which i think i like more than the ones on the real albums. 'Dish it Out' makes me want to punch things. 'Flip Your Face' makes me want to flip my face and 'I Can't Stand Myself' is pretty ace. It also has a bunch of other songs which hurt when you listen to them. Which is nice sometimes.



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