• Sunday Morning Over Easy

    29 Mar 2006, 17:44 by Evilpoptart

    Hola folks

    As previously mentioned, and upon further prodding by others, here is the promised journal on AM albums. Nothing too hardcore for me personaly, as intense music is not what I would prefer to wake up to.

    Batting lead off is Cracker. With great tracks like Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now) and Another Song About The Rain, this is an EXCELLENT way to start your day. A bit of country, rock, and alternative all making a very potent mixture that is pleasing to the ear. I've been listening to this album since 9th grade, and I see no reason to stop now.

    Second on the list is esotericnoise's choice, and one of the best albums ever (IMO) Jar of Flies. This is the good old stuff right here. Mellow, acoustic, dreamy, and heroin induced. A great combo. There isn't a bad track on here to be found. My personal favorite tracks are Rotten Apple and Brother, but as mentioned, note a one of them suck. Even if you dislike grunge, you seriously have to try this. (That means you JC)

    Third, is another classic, if a bit under the radar. You'd Prefer an Astronaut. This album might be a bit more then what someone might like in the morning, however I love it. Hum is a very under appreciated garage/grunge/indie group from the mid-ninties. This album contains their only semi radio hit, Stars.

    I thought she'd be there holding daisies
    She always waits for me.
    She thinks she missed the train to Mars
    She's out back counting stars.

    Rocked out grunge, but done with lots of underproduction, and a mellow groove. Again, try this out if you like bands like Dinosaur Jr. and the like.

    Days of Future Passed. No explanation needed here. If you haven't heard The Afternoon: a. Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) / b. (Evening) Time to Get Away then you don't know music, as simple as that. This is one of the few classic rock bands I can still listen to on a regular basis.

    Marcy Playground. Ok, before you judge this entry on the list....FORGET Sex and Candy. It doesn't exist. However, the rest of this album is solid GOLD people. One part Pixies one part Violent Femmes and one part heroin. I dunno about you folks, but heroin ALWAYS makes great music. Very mild and easy on the ears, it's a great album to drift along to whilst you aren't in your body yet.

    The Weight Is a Gift. This is a new habit of mine. Everyone has heard a few songs by these guys, as they are no stranger to radio play. However, don't let that distract you, as again, this is a great CD to rise with, containing all the characteristics I enjoy. Mellow, with harmony and a bit of energy.

    Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. A bit of alternative and rockabilly combined with nonsensical lyrics (at times). They had their only radio hit on this album, with "Banditos". You remember the lines to the chorus.....

    So give you I’d card to the border guard
    Your alias says you Captain John Luc Picard
    Of the United Federation of Planets
    Cause they won’t speak english any ways

    Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
    So meet me at the mission at midnight
    We’ll divvy up there
    Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
    So I got the pistol
    So I get the pesos

    That seems fair

    Great tune. Great album.

    Ruby Vroom. Beat poetry, stand up bass, sampler and some funk induced guitar riffs makes for a grand listening experience. "Sugarfree Jazz", "Screenwriters Blues" and and "True Dreams of Wichita" are some of my favorite Soul Coughing tracks, and can be found here. True Dreams actually contains one of the best rambling lyrics of all time if you ask me.

    Brooklyn like a sea in the asphalt stalks
    Push out dead air from a parking garage
    Where you stand with the keys and your cool hat of silence
    Where you grip her love like a driver's liscense

    I've seen you
    Fire up the gas in the engine valves
    I've seen your hand turn saintly on the radio dial
    I've seen the airwaves
    Pull your eyes towards heaven
    Outside Topeka in the phone lines
    Her good teeth smile was winding down

    Engine sputters ghosts out of gasoline fumes
    They say You had it, but you sold it
    You didn't want it, no
    I'm half drunk on static you transmit
    Through your

    True dreams
    Of Wichita

    And finally, not least....

    Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell. Take the 1950's, add some punk, some good old alcohol and underachieving induced self loathing, and that is Social D. I love these guys and this early 1990's album does not disappoint. Sure it has a punk vibe, and maybe a bit aggresive for a early morning record, but I think that is what makes it a early morning record. I mean, there is nothing wrong with starting your day off with tracks like "Born to Lose", "Bad Luck" and my personal fav..."Cold Feelings"

    I know most of my choices are based in the 1990's but, you have to go with what you know. Most of these albums have been with me 10+ years, which makes them all the better to listen to in the morning. I'm not a fan of trying new things when I'm not even awake yet.

    So ladies and gents, you know the drill. Time to post up what yoru choices for easing into the day are. I know the replies are going to be quite varied, and I can't wait to see some choices. EN is going to bring the jazz, and JC is going to bring thr Americana. McBean, if he shows up, will bring the suck, I'm sure. (Just kidding)

    A side note:

    The reason I didn't tag every track mentioned, as the preview button seems to break the journal template, and that pissed me off. Hense, no tags for some songs.
  • Nirvana Bashing

    26 Mar 2006, 10:56 by Evilpoptart

    Is it just me, or does Nirvana bashing seem so damn cliche' right now? The sad part is, 99% of the bashing never has any valid arguements, it's just random messages of hate, ignorance, or both.

    And another thing, is it me, or do these same people who write those nonsensical entries also subscribe to the whole "Indie" fad in a large proportion?

    I guess if I was under 21, and thought The Dismemberment Plan was the shit, I would hate on Nirvana too. But then again, I can think for myself, and won't ever limit myself by labels, Be it , or .

    Indie is to this decade, as thinking you were "goth" was in my day back in the 1990's. Same elitest bullshit, different color scheme, same assholes.

    In the end.....Genres are for fags. To be clear: I'm not bashing Indie music itself, just the self important asshats who claim it. Hitting the music is a whole other journal, and yes, I could argue, in a circle, so at the end, there will be a POINT.

    And oh ya....

    My Dick > Your Dick
  • More Weekly Nonsense

    14 Mar 2006, 20:42 by Evilpoptart

    I must say, this week I am DAMN proud of my charts. I listened to some really good music last week. I even surprised myself.

    I still cannot get over the Detroit Cobras. I'm usually not one for Motown type stuff, maybe because I grew up on it, but something about the garage rock sound they add to it makes it new again for me. Hell, I usually don't like female fronted bands (of the rock/metal persuasion) but they're destined for a spot in my 50 for sure.

    I recently came into the Queensryche box set Revolution calling......great stuff. 7 discs, nearly everything they ever put down on record. I've owned Empire and Operation Mindcrime for a bit now, but I figured I need to pick up the rest of their catalog. The box set was an easy way to do it.

    Morphine A band I tried out purely from a recommendation I had on Amazon of all places. Impressive. Great late night chill music. Deep base tones, a bit of jazz thrown in for good measure.

    Shooter Jennings Acquired his new album, a few weeks pre-release. Better then the first, and he sounds more like his dad then ever. If you like Waylon Jennings, you'll love the new Shooter.

    Howlin' Wolf Classic Blues artist I don't pay nearly enough attention to, I guess because I am still infatuated with R. L. Burnside

    Dozer Great stoner rock band from Sweden. Sound alot like Kyuss, but are definitly no Queens of the Stone Age.

    I was going down memory lane last week when I dug up some of The Jesus Lizard. It had been almost 10 years since I played these guys on a regular basis. Definitely something I need to start doing again.