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|September 22, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Today was an all-Asian day. I went to the record store ( it’d been a while ) where I got a cassette called Black Plastic Singing Flats Vol.II ( I was a big fan of the first one ), and then I went out to the Vietnamese market and bought all kinds of weird stuff that you can only get at Asian markets, and then I came home and made noodles and stir-fried big fuck-off chunks of ginger and garlic and red peppers, and then, while I was making Vietnamese coffee, I played the tape. This song is the only one on the compilation that’s sung in English, but it has a perfect 1960s radio sound that really grabbed me. If I could go to a 45-years-ago Singapore nightclub tonight, I would.

Rita Chao : Cu Cu Cu Choo

Rita Chao : Cu Cu Cu Choo

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|September 6, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Fuck. You didn’t forget about Little Richard, did you? You did? Note to self : L-I-T-T-L-E-R-I-C-H-A-R-D.

Little Richard : Rip It Up

Little Richard : Rip It Up

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|August 10, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Don’t listen to this, unless you’re okay with it playing on endless repeat inside your head for the next couple of days. Don’t go watch the video, either.

Jan Terri : Losing You ( from VHS tape )

Jan Terri : Losing You ( from VHS tape )

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|July 23, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

The Boomtown Rats : Neon Heart

The Boomtown Rats : Neon Heart

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|July 18, 2012 | Found Sounds, New Orleans Music, Songoftheday

This 1963 recording isn’t elevator music, not quite – but it is definitely smoothed-out for the cocktail generation. Even so, you can tell that the man and his horn are from New Orleans.

Al Hirt : Night Theme

Al Hirt : Night Theme

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|July 15, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

And today it rained like cats and goddamn dogs ( which is cool by me, as long as I know that my car’s on high ground – in case the pumps fail and the streets flood, which is a distinct possibility ), and I couldn’t listen to anything but Can. Future DaysEge BamyasiTago MagoSoundtracksMonster Movie. Repeat.

CAN : She Brings The Rain 

CAN : She Brings The Rain

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|July 10, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

The Frogs : I’m Evil, Jack 

The Frogs : I’m Evil, Jack

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|June 9, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Dave Edmunds : Almost Saturday Night

Dave Edmunds : Almost Saturday Night

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|May 28, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

I heard this song the other day, which I had not heard nor even thought about since the mid-1980s, and it brought a distinct period of time rushing back. We left punk behind, rejected it, and devoured the stuff we’d missed, everything from Sabbath and Zeppelin ( easily got, then, along with stacks of Ventures LPs, at the thrift store ) to Stooges, MC5, Velvets, to goth, the coolest part of which was pretty much over but which lead naturally to music darker than anything heard previously : Neubauten, Foetus, Bad Seeds, Test Dept., Coil.

This was an end-of-the-night jam. Lights out, leather jacket for a pillow. Cold.

Psychic TV : The Orchids

Psychic TV : The Orchids

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|May 25, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

I just listened to this five times in a row, and it made me feel like I could pound my fist THROUGH a door.

Death : Keep On Knocking

Death : Keep On Knocking

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|May 23, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Waipod Phetsuphan : Ding Ding Dong

Waipod Phetsuphan : Ding Ding Dong

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|May 10, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Probably only of interest to me, Germans who were punks in the 1980s, and A., who had the record and let me tape it off him when we were teens.

Upright Citizens : Holocaust

Upright Citizens : Holocaust

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|May 9, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Baba Brooks Band : Seven Guns Alive

Baba Brooks Band : Seven Guns Alive

 

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|May 6, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Pentagram : Be Forewarned

Pentagram : Be Forewarned

” Some say I’m an advocate of Lucifer, some say I’m a child of god ( yes, they do )

Some people think I got the nine lives of a cat, others say I’m filthy as a dog ( a wretched dog )

So you be forewarned , I’ll come prowling after you – when I catch ya, lord, I’m gonna never let you go! “

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|May 5, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

 

They don’t write ’em like that anymore. That’s true, but, gosh, why?

G.G.Allin : Don’t Talk To Me

G.G.Allin : Don’t Talk To Me

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|May 3, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Buddy Holly : Dearest ( demo )

Buddy Holly : Dearest ( demo )

 

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|April 19, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

” Little is known about her life. What is known of her comes from hundreds of songs, many of which she both wrote and performed. Her younger sister Pan Rom said that her sister survived up until the Vietnamese invasions when the Khmer Rouge launched their final series of mass executions. “

Pan Ron : Unknown Title

Pan Ron : Unknown Title

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|April 17, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Lee Moses : Bad Girl ( Part 2 )

Lee Moses : Bad Girl ( Part 2 )

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|January 18, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

Don Cherry : Brown Rice

Don Cherry : Brown Rice

 

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|December 4, 2011 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

I’ve always liked the Black Lips, and I really dig about half of this album, but what I find particularly interesting about it is Mark Ronson’s production. Ronson is a well-to-do, jetset-y guy who makes tasteful, glossy pop music ( that’s not a dis : he’s very, very talented ) , and the Black Lips are, well, it’s whole thing, but tasteful and glossy are not words that come to mind — but here Ronson does a really admirable job of making everything work without imposing too much of his will. The sound’s still fuzzed-out, scuzzed-out, freaky, and there’s lots of big, nasty spring reverb, but the band’s a little more in tune, the material’s a little more concise, and everything’s more .. substantial, I guess. Anyway, here it is, my Sunday morning jam.

The Black Lips : Noc-A-Homa

The Black Lips : Noc-A-Homa

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