|April 28, 2010 | Found Images
Via All Things Amazing.
1985 : I was in a pizza place on 53rd street, Chicago. Not the beautiful, delicious deep-dish pizza you’ve all heard about, but the frozen cardboard kind us kids could afford by the slice. The couple who ran the place had that up-from-Alabama-looking-for-work thing about them, and they had a son, Frankie, who was about my age, I remember that much. Anyway, Michael Miller walks in, a kid I used to play Dungeons & Dragons with before I got all punk rock, and he says, ” Have you heard about this new band from England? They point their guitars straight at their amps! “. I still love the way this sounds, so much. The new sound from England. That used to be something you could set your watch by.
The Jesus And Mary Chain : Never Understand
Bonus! Here’s Jesus And Mary Chain singer Jim Reid’s bedroom version of the legendary early punk tune ( I’m ) Stranded by Australian band The Saints.
Jim Reid : ( I’m ) Stranded
Although the days of buying records based solely on the cover art are behind me ( it’s a good thing, really – I discovered a couple of my favorite albums that way, but I also gambled and lost on a ton of crappy ones ), I continue to be attracted in a big way to the packaging of music. I love record covers, and the folks at Rock that font do too. Every post tackles an iconic disc, examining the design, art, fonts, and music within.
Here’s a clip that illustrates the endless recycling of the 1-5-6-4 chord scheme in popular music — it’s something I’ve been aware of / bugged by for quite some time, and these guys really nail it.
Get Up! The busy beavers of New Orleans punk are back with their second album in a little over a year, and they’ve come into their own as a hard, tight, in-your-face crack hardcore outfit.
01. 11 Blade : Pulled By A String
02. 11 Blade : Get Out
An entertaining account of Rome’s Fifth Legion, who were apparently as tipsy as they were bloodthirsty, is at Modern Drunkard.
From Scouting New York : ” Last year, Belgian Archeologists worked to excavate the ruins of a former Governors Island hamlet called Goverthing ( a bastardization of a Dutch word ). With a 400 year history dating back to Manhattan’s first settlements, it was the last civilian colony on Governors Island by the 1950’s. In 1954, the population was forcibly evacuated by the city of New York, who had deemed it a safety hazard for a variety of reasons and effectively had it condemned. As demolition was not an option at the time, the town was simply buried and forgotten. “
Saturday, April 17th, 2010 is Record Store Day, so go to your favorite local independent shop and buy yourself some music. If you’re not sure where that is, check this list. If you’re in New Orleans, run, don’t walk, to this place right here ( click on photo ) :