Ago 15 2010, 6:43 di Nickandroff
Mag 8 2010, 2:24 di Lars_olloThis week, we lifted the lid once more off our worm farm of unholy covers, bringing you the beauty of the source by diving into the cesspool of re-interpretation. Electronic cover versions and covers of electronic originals to fascinate and devastate, including Terre Thaemlitz’s rubato take on Devo and Telex rocking Bill Haley And His Comets. Dare to do it differently!
# -> Australian artist or release
DJ Foundation - I Shot U Babe
(“Paradise” - 2009, Metal Postcard)
(original “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher - from “I Got You Babe” single - 1965, ATCO)
Telex - Rock Around The Clock
(“I Don't Like Remixes” - 1999, Ssr) (original 1979)
(original by Bill Haley And His Comets - from “Rock Around The Clock” single - 1954, Decca)
Silicon Teens - You Really Got Me
(“Music For Parties” - 1980, Mute)
(original by The Kinks - from “Kinks” - 1964, Pye)
Miss Kittin and The Hacker - Suspicious Minds
(“Two” - 2009, Nobody's Bizness)
Feb 5 2009, 16:09 di stalactiteOne of my very favourite songs is Jeffrey Lewis's The History of Punk on the Lower East Side. From the early folk compiler Harry Smith through to New York Dolls he brilliantly runs through the story of the development of the music that eventually led to punk with little renditions of some of the standout tracks.
Here I've set out Jeff's words and included a download of as many of the songs or songs by the artists mentioned as I can - including, of course, a download of A History of Punk on the Lower East Side itself. Check out Jeff's site here
"OK. This is August 26th 2004. We’re gonna try and go through this in one live take.
The Complete History of the Development of Punk on New York's Lower East Side from 1950 to 1975.
We start with Harry Smith in 1950, a beatnik weirdo living in New York City
His huge collections were insane, of Easter eggs and paper airplanes
And rare records, he had around a million and sixty
Gen 26 2009, 14:59 di MusictodayDST
Ago 19 2007, 22:11 di DoctorDeeI've been prevaricating, since I went to Japan in March this year to see Guitar Wolf, about writing about them. What words will do them justice?
But now they are about to release their second album of the year. A "self-cover" album, celebrating their 20th anniversary, and giving new bassist UG a chance to air some of the band's classics on record as he already has done live.
And if they can be bothered, I should be able to too.
They really are a special band. Having seen them four times this year, I've come to see, to hear and to feel their variety. Unlike so many other bands, who phone in the same performance night after night, GW gigs have soul, personality, individuality. I saw them play two night running at Nagoya's tiny, cool (but boiling hot), OYS Livehouse. The first night they were tight, musical. Not entirely what I was expecting. 24 hours later, they were loose, at times shambolic, always rocking.
Some weeks later, in Hamburg…
Giu 15 2007, 14:30 di fuhrmanns
Ott 25 2006, 0:16 di moikhttp://www.nypress.com/18/15/pagetwo/cbgb-hole.gif
Okay - I admit it: I've never been to CBGBs. Regrettably I spent most of my punk days in Chicago, Minnesota, and Ohio.
But I have a funny CBGBs story anyway. In '85 when I was doing my residency in Ohio I lived at the hospital (yes, I actually had a room there and ate all my meals in the cafeteria - but don't feel bad - it was a small rural hospital with a kitchen ran by little old Mennonite ladies who were terrific cooks).
I worked a lot and didn't have a lot of time for things like girlfriends, life, etc.
My girlfriend and future ex-wife, Bobbi, was a nanny working in Manhattan at the time (with weekends and Summers in Bridge Hampton). While I was doing my first year of residency she was having her New York adventure. She was poor but living for free in some pretty high rent areas like Central Park East.
We used to say she was a "show dog" because those rich people she and her fellow servants worked for, who didn't actually have jobs…
Giu 17 2006, 4:04 di DXNighthawkDisturbed taught me that I was too narrow minded and to liberate my mind. So I want to end up on the top of Disturbed's fan list.
Kiss taught me that sometimes it's best just to rock and roll all night and party every day.
AC/DC taught me the lesson of safe sex. Sometimes she's got the jack. But hey, I'm still a virgin :D
38 Special taught me to hold on loosely but don't let go.
Chuck Berry taught me to sing it out loud and proud and not just play with my own ding-a-ling.
Elvis taught me to do it my way. That's why I never heard one full song of his ever :)
Metallica taught me that sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is just a freight train coming my way.
John Mellencamp taught me that it ain't half bad to come from a small town.
Judas Priest showed me that I don't need no parental guidance.
Sammy Hagar and Van Halen taught me that my tomorrow is right now.
Aerosmith taught me how to walk (this way.)
Mag 27 2006, 4:25 di DunkSBi found this article really interesting, its kinda old, sorry if you've read it already. i tried to add artist tags for all of the artists, but got bored towards the end im sure i missed a few, but here goes:
The Real Godfathers of Punk
by Billy Bob Hargus (July 1996)
When jaded music-nuts, chin-strokers and hipster whipper-snappers mull about things like 'where did punk rock come from,' very rarely do you hear anything about jazz. Some poor souls are under the misconception that "jazz" only means Chuck Mangione or George Benson, forgetting such pioneers as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane,Sun Ra and Albert Ayler, all of whom are the real grand-daddies of punk.
To see the connection, you have to go back to the original performers who influenced punk. Usually you hear about the MC5, The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. One thing all of these amazing groups had in common (other than not burning up the charts) is the raw grit and noise they splashed across their records…
Feb 28 2006, 14:15 di bAdMaRkYeah, I bought this book just a few days ago.
There are too many cool photos of my 70's favourite bands, like the Ramones, the Heartbreakers, Johnny Thunders, the Television, Richard Hell, the Dead Boys.
But isn't all here: it contains great pic about bands most recent: I adore Social Distortion, Rancid, Bad Religion, The Distillers...