Sunday, October 31, 2010

Acid Mothers Sunday Vol 31: Mainliner - Attack Nog

What? Two Acid Mothers Sundays in two days!? Halloween spirit or something. Anyways, this one is only one song and clocks in under 4 minutes, so don't get your hopes up. I was bumbling around the music library closet and happened upon Freakout Revisited, "The bootleg of the bootleg La Musica Box Set Psychedelic Freakout (LMB 041-050)..." Might as well let the liners for this 10 CD set continue:
"... described as: '1980-1990s studio & live, unreleased materials - heavy, garage, space, avant-garde, mondo & folk.' The collection is, in fact, compiled at least 90% from Galatic Zoo Dossier cassettes 1-4 and various other cassettes supplied to Nanjo Asahito by Plastic Crimewave... Asahito did not ask or tell Plastic Crimewave about this box set..."
So, anyways, Plastic Crimewave reissued this on his own with anointed/correct liners, etc. and it looks like it is still available. Tons and tons of great stuff from Mr. Crimewave himself, plus Fursaxa, Warrior Pants II, Musica Transonic, Maher Shalal Hash Baz and more.

One of the few songs Nanjo added to the box is this totally in the red Mainliner jam, "Attack Nog." One of their most High Rise moments for sure. This one is from the "Trouble Fill My Spoon" disc.

Mainliner - Attack Nog (Freakout Revisited)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Acid Mothers Sunday Vol 30: Kawabata Makoto - Jisetsu (AMCD-019)

It is a slow, sconed day today at the compound and this ulta minimal Kawabata Makoto release from 10 years ago is really hitting the spot, so why not celebrate Acid Mothers Sunday Halloween a day early? It certainly is a dark one.

Jisetsu is solo Kawabata playing suruthibox, "an Indian drone machine" according to the AMT website. A single, 40+ minute drone, this one is as barely there as it gets, but still a rewarding listen when in the right vibe/mood/imbalance. A low throb that goes back and forth with pulses and delay and variating highs and lows. Not sure if the Drone-on readers poll was still around in 2000, but this one shoulda placed high for sure.

According to the same data sheet "is this what's left once you rip all musical form away from Toho Sara!?" and that seems as good a place to start/end with this one. Released on CDr in an numbered edition of 100 on AMT's label with the catalog number AMTCD-019 as part of the Acid Mothers Temple Gold Disc Series. Mellow Out!

Kawabata Makoto - Jisetsu (AMTCD-019)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fabulous Diamonds @ Fire Oct 26 2010 (photos)

Really awesome and really loud, the incredibly charming Fabulous Diamonds were fantastic last night at Fire. So simple, but so wide open. Really tranced out dubby Krauty jams with those beyond echoed keyboards turning into fractals right there! If you dig their records, go see them! I can't imagine anyone would be disappointed.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rancid Vat - Hostile City USA (Video)

A couple of days ago I was searching for the awesome awesome awesome Rancid Vat song "Hostile City USA" on youtube with no dice. Unreal! Probably the best, and certainly the best-known song from the Philly era of Rancid Vat and it wasn't showing up anywhere! Totally awesome punk fueled mayhem about the city scientifically proven to be "the most hostile city in the USA" back in 1994 via a Gallup Poll commissioned by Duke University. With lots (too many?) folks (Roller Skating clubs, Death Metal Fests, etc.) taking up the Hostile City banner, I am 99% sure Rancid Vat were the first ones to flip it this way. And they get no fucking credit! The best song about the city of Brotherly Love since "Fall In Philadelphia" and the best punk song about Philadelphia EVER and there is barely any recognition! This song was available on a 7" and on their awesome 31 Flavors of Hostility CD as well as the compilation The Cheesesteak Years. You can buy these releases here, direct from Rancid Vat main man, Thee Whiskey Rebel.

Anyways, I put together a slide show of some Rancid Vat pics I had laying around and here is the result. Enjoy! The Cosmic Commander of Wrestling was one of the best singers/frontmen I have ever seen, the Philly lineup of Rancid Vat was just amazing, Punk as fuck, way late into the game. Alas, all good things... The main Vat'ers, Thee Whiskey Rebel and Marla Vee split Philly for Texas and haven't looked back. Who can blame them?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Circle Pit and Fabulous Diamonds In Philly This week

Ok, finally got some confirmation on this. Circle Pit are at the El Bar on Sunday, Oct 24th and Fabulous Diamonds are on Oct 26th at Fire. Whew!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Acid Mothers Sunday Vol 29: AMT & The Melting Paraiso Early Recordings Disc 3

Ok, this time around we dig back into the vaults for some Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso tracks from 1995-96. These two long jammers were originally released on a cassette in an edition of 10 and then reissued on the triple LP version of Synesthetic Recordings' The Early Acid Mothers Temple Recordings 1995-1997. As far as I can tell that edition (pressing of 100) is sold out, so I am posting those tracks here. It looks like the two LP version is still available though. If you dig the early extra noisy AMT sound, I can't recommend this one enough, so classic. The songs posted here are taken from the LP, not the cassette.

I don't think "Freakout Mu" appeared anywhere else, but it is a great 18 minute slice of the noisy pre-Tsuyama AMT, so much synth and effects, insane! "Speed Guru" is quite different than the version that wound up on the first AMT PSF release. Absolutely dizzying backwards riffing, hypnotizing and swirling and shit, harsssh at times, but still a fucking celebration!

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Early Recordings LP #3