Years ago when I was a fairly successful small time criminal I always wanted to take a picture like this, along with the fruits of my labor, and send it to High Times or something. Glad I didn’t because to my eyes it looks kind of silly. Actually Liam looks pretty cool because he’s sporting the killer Real Skateboards hat my bro Jason got him. We were getting ready to mow and the last time we had gone out Liam complained about the dust so I got him a bandana. Made me think of this tune we did in Garden Weasel that I posted way back when…
Was watching VH1 Classic and this live video came on and damned if they didn’t play the same tune on my classic rock station, 96.9 KFIX, on the way to work the very next day. Not a tune they play very often either. Took me back to when I was about 11, with my poor man’s version of a boom box, a radio and a cassette player. My friends and I would sit around listening to the radio and wait for “good” tunes to come on and we would record them. You had to recognize the tune quick so you could hurry and hit record before the singing started. This was the tune, remember it?
Just kind of have been feeling like this lately… I know he’s pretty mainstream, or at least was with the tune “Loser”, but for a strange little scientology type guy, I think he’s a genuis. Kind of reminds me of Syd Barrett a little bit (a very little bit with the lyrical oddness). Gonna have to do a post on him sometime. Tripoutonthis homemade vid…
For some strange reason that tune made me think of something else so I went on a cassette search and turned up nothing, so I resorted to slsk. Getting really mainstream here, at least as far as the 90’s is concerned, but you obviously aren’t going to listen to every tune I put up here. These two were my favorite from her off the album “Tidal” and then she disappeared, at least off my radar. Probably shouldn’t have been on my radar in the first place some of you may be thinking. Great voice, deep lyrics and haunting tunes…”and I need to be redeemed to the one I sinned against”…Just putting the stuff out there guys…
My bro Brian mentioned another Kiss cover tune so I went out and looked for it because I wanted to hear it. Not bad but it didn’t blow my mind or anything, sorry Brian, but you can get after me about some of these other tunes I’ve posted. 😀
This tune has been the find of the summer for me thanx to Peter over at Killed By Death. I had to steal that from him and put it here (just because) but you should really check it out in his original context here. Great fucking tune at an incredible site…
Speaking of stuff I’ve stolen, even stole the pic on this one from KFTH, I got the main part of this post from Penguin at the Kill Your Pet Puppy site. See it in his original context here. I did do a little work though, so I’m not just a thief, as Penguin usually offers up his rips as one big file. I took the file and seperated it into tracks (I did not edit anything out, so all the talking is there) and labeled the tunes for you. I’m not going to get into a big long thing about these guys, because you really should just get into them. They have a myspace here and you could probably look around and get better information than I could ever give. I’ve been into them since about 1985, which was after they were done, I think, and really have played the shit out of everything I had by them. This was special though because I had never heard a good sounding complete set from them and this really fit the bill. Let me know what you think and go thank Penguin for yourself.
Never Really Cared
Last Year’s Thing
All Went Wrong It’s A Rip Off
The Fast One
What’s Going On
EDIT: The edited rips are long gone, but I did go ahead and upload my favorite track to fucking youtube. KYPP is alive and well, links are still good there and that is just a must go to site if you consider yourself any kind of a music lover and/or historian…