Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Welcome back childhood!

Fuck, I used to play this live tape every day when I was 16 years old and still know every word Kam Lee chats between songs like they are burned into my brain.

I still dream of Organon

Ever since I was a kid Kate always did something for me and no not in the way you are thinking. She was just strange and 'out there' and always seemed to do things the way she wanted to without any hassle from anybody. As much as I love all the albums that came before, Hounds Of Love is so on point. She had some HUGE hit records off this album and thats not to say the rest of the album is substandard by any means, all killer and no filler for sure. If you don't have this record in your life you should do. Its over 25 years old and sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday.

Kate Bush - The Hounds Of Love


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

We Like To Smoke Weed...

...and listen to Scream Bloody Gore. I hope thats ok with you yeah?

Feel Something

Here is another incredible record that has been in constant rotation since my brother from another Doug Fresh sent me it over last month telling me 'it's like Burial crossed with Prince'. I kinda know what he means but this made me play it instantly and I have been caining it ever since. Really fucking chilled stuff this and I only found out today the guy lives just up the M62 from me in Manchester. This dude knows his way around his bass for sure. I can see this record being up there with my favourite records of the year thats for sure. Simply lovely music.

Holy Other - With U


Skeleton Key To The Cemetary

I have played this record a few times today and can't get enough of it. Reminds me a lot of Master Killer era Merauder which doesn't surprise me as thats more than likely where the band got their name from in the first place. Loads of good chug if you are like me and thats your thing. Since they toured and had this record for sale before it was actually released there was a sketchy vinyl rip floating around so the band and label Triple B very kindly put a high quality WAV version online for free so here it is. Mosh your brains out!

Dead End Path - Blind Faith


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Been Away With Myself And I Have Seen The Total Of Two People Over 7 Days

Self imposed exile so to speak. It hasn't been the best of weeks and here is what has been floating my boat throughout along with a lot of Planet Of The Apes cartoons, red wine and weed. Something old and something new.

Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will CD
Jon Convex - Radar 12"
Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years CD
Omega Massif - Kalt MP3s
Jesuit - Discography LP/7"
Stout - Tales From The Markside MP3s
'Unknown' - Sicko Cell 12"
Holy Other - With U MP3s
Jex Thoth - s/t CD
Skream - Exothermic Reaction 12"
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin CD
Scorn - Refuse Start Fires LP
War Injun - Tribal Eulogy MP3s
Type-O Negative - World Coming Down CD
Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing CD
Black Sabbath - Sabotage LP
Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal CD

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Alchohol Knows Its Gonna Win!

I remember the first time I heard this record. I was sat in a nice quiet part of Rock Ferry at a guy called Griff's house. He was just starting out with his new band Cathedral. Lee had already sent the Cathedral practice tapes to me a few months before. It was a time when there must of only been around 20-30 of us listening to this kind of slow stuff that I was aware of. Mickey Napalm was still listening to Swankys and all the Japcore stuff he had brought back from the last Napalm tour he had just done in Japan that Lee and Bill had left the band on. In short, Lee and Griff (who always prefered Van De Graaff Generator to be honest) wanted to do something different. It doesn't seem different now but fuck! back then it was. We were all still listening to Master, Devastation and even Macabre. I remember calling Bill one night at his folks house in Heswall and him telling me he had moved on from Macabre and Master. It was a long conversation.

...We move on. back to Griff. Cathedral hadn't even recorded anything to the best of my mind yet besides the rehersal tapes that Lee had mailed me but I was hanging out with Griffs girlfriend at a squat she had moved into with a few of my other friends. I get to know Griff pretty well and he plays me this band called Saint Vitus and my mind was fucking BLOWN! I had seen the posters on his walls and shit before but never took it in. I was really listening to a lot of UKHC at this point as well as a lot of Floridian death metal. I was also drinking a lot by this point by secretly being alowed into 18+ gigs. My mother must have hated me. This is another life changing record that pretty much led me into a downward spiral of heavy metal and drugs and of course DRINK.

I got to see Saint Vitus when they where Saint Vitus. When Wino was on acid and fucked beyond belief. We have laughed about it since. I still have the tape from that Liverpool show and it fucking rules. SO glad I was there.... I can't control my addiction... I've tried time and time again.

Saint Vitus - Born Too Late