Sunday, May 27, 2007

1991: The Year Punk Broke.

'1991: The Year Punk Broke' is a documentary by Dave Markey that follows Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr and a load of other bands on tour together. I can't find anywhere you can buy it yet but some kind soul has posted it on Google Video. Some of the key characters come across better than others in this (i'm not too sure how much I like Thurston Moore...) but there's some awesome live footage of really important bands from an era i'm pretty obsessed with.

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Some YouTube magic...

Stevie Wonder playing an amazing drum solo back in the day (not sure of the year):

The Cramps live at Napa State Mental Hospital from 1978. Proper 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' stuff, who the fuck thought it was a good idea?

Video for My Bloody Valentine - 'You Made Me Realise' from 1988:

Enablers playing at a squat in Paris. Shitty sound/vision but what I wouldn't give to have been there.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Alamaailman Vasarat

It's later than it should be, I have a cold and i'm struggling to think straight, but aiding me towards a gentle restful sleep is the gypsy-jazz-metal-klezmer-punk-cabaret of Finland's Alamaailman Vasarat (Hammers of the Underworld). I'm so happy bands like this exist, let alone have 4 amazingly produced albums out. Somewhere out there are open-minded people who are willing to FUND this stuff! They claim the music they play has its roots in the traditional music of their own continent, Vasaraasia. Oh and that's not guitars you hear it's two distorted cellos...

Alamaailman Vasarat - 'Luiden Valossa, Naapurin Talossa'

You can buy their new album Maahan here.

Official Alamaailman Vasarat Site

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Nick Cave

To celebrate recently seeing Nick Cave walking down into a basement flat at the end of my road in Brighton (I nearly crashed my bike, apparently he lives near me), and today's purchase of 'Your Funeral... My Trial' on vinyl here's some Bad Seeds type stuff.

First up the scene where the Bad Seeds play 'The Carny' and 'From Her to Eternity' in Wim Wenders awesome film 'Wings of Desire'. Columbo's in it too, he can really fucking act ya know.

Buy Wings of Desire here.

And here's an Mp3 of the super spooky 'The Carny' from the previously mentioned 'Your Funeral... My Trial', which started life as two 12" EPs ('Your Funeral' and 'My Trial').

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - 'The Carny'.

Buy 'Your Funeral... My Trial' here.

And finally, a clip of Cave being interviewed by Australian comedians Roy & HG, in the 80s. Bizarre.

Find part 2 here.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

I'm back!

I'm reconnected as of yesterday, my 25th fucking birthday. Loads of stuff has happened over the last month, but for now here's a clip of the reunited Rage Against the Machine at the recent Coachella festival. This must have been very exciting!

P.S. There are billions more clips of this gig to search through on YouTube.

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