On the verge of major popularity, Tad made a terrible decision, leaving to sign with the NYC-based Mechanic label, who at the time had a Warner Bros. Before there was stoner rock or doom metal, there was Earth, certainly the slowest, heaviest musical ensemble of the late 20th Century. Guitarist Dylan Carlson and bassist Dave Harwell made their mark on this self-produced, three-song, minute mindfuck.
The Big Boys were the most important hardcore band to come out of the great state of Texas, with a visceral punk-funk sound that portended the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Vocalist Mike Carroll was like the original Mark Arm. Needless to say, the title of Thank Heaven For Little Girls was coming from a far darker place than what Maurice Chevalier was singing about in Frontman Blag Dahlia — infamously assaulted by Josh Homme in — was way smarter than he lets on, and is now an award-winning author.
Wednesday, December 31, Playlist: In memoriam — Levi Stubbs Labels: In Memoriam , Playlists. Tuesday, December 30, Freddie Hubbard speaks. Jazz critics trashed him. Click here to hear a 3-minute excerpt on my Vox blog. Labels: Music. Remember the Fatback Band?
Those dudes put out some tasty records like this one during the Golden Age of Funk. Fatback never crossed over to the pop charts but had a long career anyway The other night, Fatback played its first New York City gig in 15 years. Bob Davis of Soul-Patrol. Labels: inch Flashbacks.
What could possibly be more cute than Labels: Cute. Monday, December 29, Freddie Hubbard Freddie Hubbard , one of the great trumpet players of the modern jazz era, died today in Los Angeles. He was He had suffered a heart attack last month. Click here to stream it on my Vox blog, because it is blazing hot. Wayne Shorter burns on his solo as well. Labels: In Memoriam. A free Betty Davis download. If you know about Betty Davis , then you probably own all of her albums already. Labels: Free MP3s.
Random hotness wrongness. Labels: Wrong. Sunday, December 28, Playlist: Black singers, white songs pt. As promised, here are more black singers covering songs made famous by white artists: 1.
Go on, girl! Labels: Playlists. Have you noticed dimes laying around on the ground the way you used to see pennies? Yesterday I saw a dime on the ground outside a 7-Eleven. Heck, there is no shame in picking up money. But I happen to know that a mentally ill older fellow hangs around that strip mall occasionally. He begs for money. Give him a shot at the dime, I figured. But I gave him a dollar once, and he proceeded to chat me up for what seemed like 10 minutes.
In the course of that, he mentioned his son. Why you out here begging? I was all over that bad boy. I enjoy carrying a small sack of change to the supermarket, dumping it into the big green machine, and seeing how closely I can guess the amount. And then I shop as if it were all found money. That Coinstar machine is the greatest human invention since the George Foreman grill.
I had not. Labels: random. Why YouTube is better than television. Reason Eccentric blackness. Saturday, December 27, Playlist: Eccentric blackness revisited. Click the song titles below to hear a few of my latest acquisitions.
Snowden B. Snowden is, by day, a substitute schoolteacher in Massachusetts. Purportedly she holds a degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. People are charmed by her child-like style. I dedicate it to my loyal Canadian reader, Dollar Bill. Elton flies his freak flag high and proud.
Follow this link and you can find several Elton and Betty MP3s to download for free. His guitar technique has many serious admirers. Hat-tip: Uppity Music. Shooby never made it as a scat singer. But his uniqueness has been rewarded with a nice Wikipedia entry.
Follow this link for some free Shooby Taylor downloads. And check out the video below to see Mr. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. This is Ritual Room, a website filled with album recommendations, music uploads, music news and ultimately everything related to heavy, primal, noisy, sludgy, crushing, psychedelic music!
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Blog Views Live Recording: Nirvana - 1. Looking for Something? And more to be confirmed for each day. Again I must say I also must say, wow I need to get tickets. I really can't wait to see who else will be playing. Labels: news. I can't believe I got this Black Mountain single in November of 08 and am only uploading it now.
You know what they say This was the first single I recieved for the Sub Pop singles club and remains to be one of the best.
Black Mountain has put out a lot of awesome material over the years but this single is definitely a favorite - you just can't fuck with it as it's some really well done, perfectly Neil Young-esque, catchy, psychedelic rock n roll.
A little while ago I posted a decently sized collection of Mark Lanegan b-sides, and as a recent pleasant surprise someone sent a bunch of tracks that I missed the first time around so I thought I'd share them. Thanks, Paddy. I really can't get enough of Lanegan's signature low, bluesy swing so I was stoked to see a couple of tracks I hadn't previously heard on this collection.
Posted by Cara at AM 16 comments:. Labels: b-sides. If you haven't heard this split, the Screaming Trees and Beat Happening play these songs together and it sounds awesome.
There's something that strikes a perfect balance with both band's styles here - the tin-can drums, steadiness and childish qualities of Beat Happening melding with the psychedelic guitars and keyboards of the Screaming Trees. This was released in Listen and enjoy! Sea Babies. Hey everyone - I feel the need to quickly post this news as it's pretty exciting Plus: side projects with The Crystal Method, Danko Jones and countless others who embraced this great singer from the Southern California desert.
Kyuss, the inventors of Desert Rock, have been in the last ten years much more popular than when they were still around in the early nineties. So, due to massive public demand over the years to play songs from his old cult band Kyuss, John finally made the decision to give the fans what they want.
He will do this unique project with a few hand selected musicians. Why the fuck not? The last couple of years John Garcia thought often about reviving his Kyuss-legacy on stage. The more he thought about it, the more he really wanted to do this. Both for the ones that have seen Kyuss live back in the days, and especially for the ones who haven't had that chance. This could be as close as they could get to the real thing.
Please bear in mind that this could be a one-off unique opportunity! Garcia, accompanied by these fine selection of musicians, Bruno Fevery guitar , Jacques de Haard bass and Rob Snijders drums , will kick you straight in the face with an all Kyuss set.
Pure desert punk it is, nothing more, nothing less His vocals have become synonymous with modern stoner rock and the desert rock sound. While still in high school, Garcia help start Kyuss originally known as Sons of Kyuss in with guitarist Josh Homme. The band produced five albums in total, all of which featured Garcia on vocals. In October , just three months after releasing what could be argued as their breakthrough album Their last recording was a 10" vinyl on the now defunct label Man's Ruin Records, which was later re-released on a split CD with Homme's soon to be famous project Queens of the Stone Age.
The band has been on an indefinite hiatus ever since and has reached a legendary status, influencing thousands of new young rock bands. Do I'm just going to come out and say it: fuck the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this is funk-rock done correctly.
Big Chief take elements of 70's funk culture and incorporate it beautifully into this album, and not in the "white boys attempting to have soul" kind of way. I mean They also incorporate a nice level of psychedelia and you get to enjoy some of Mark Dancey's brilliant dog-eat-dog cover art. So comb out your afro and crank up the stereo in your Cadillac Skullgame No. Let's Do It Again 4. Sonica 6. Soul on a Roll 8. Have Another Glass of Brandy, Baby Gaiety Lounge Punk Mixed Jive Cut to the Chase Meet the Man Day O Woman Mack's Lament Newer Posts Older Posts Home.
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It would be very nice to have more doom metal bands, but I think the people in Canada are more into extreme stuff Two teases in one post? My only complaint is that there aren't more tracks. Blog Views Sunday, December 28, Playlist: Black singers, white songs pt. Tags: fleet foxes nirvana Sub Pop the shins. LP BooksMusic. And Roll! The first person to correctly identify this singer Album) in the comments section here — will win a prize.
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