Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Putting something where there wasn't"

#2/April 2013       featured recordings/live shows

Hello again!
Spring is on the way and in tribute to the resumption of the worlds greatest sport and the
upcoming Masters tournament, we feature an old Lp to help everyone
with their golf game :)
Otherwise---Its a stylistic frenzy this time so dig the grooves!




HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR GOLF
by bob rosburg

Found in a bin on the floor of Old School Records in Forest Park. Rosburg's step by
step instruction about the game is straightforward
and insightful, and unintentionally funny at times.
Check it out---

The Grip








MUSTACHE IN YOUR FACE by Pretty

From the chicago based, specialist re-issue
label numero group. This double 7"w/ gatefold
tells the story of these four jobbing musicians from KC. Jangly garage rock and Dada wordplay
convince me, yet again, of the beauty that can be had in the absurd

Mustache









LIVE IN EUROPE VOL. 2 by Miles Davis

Previously unheard music from the 'bitches brew'
era band. Uncompromising, blistering, and
dynamic improvisations of tunes from Miles catalogue and others...Miles achievement can
never be underestimated




ART POP by Githead

From the rock and roll sale bins at
dusty groove, this collaboration between
Wire's Colin Newman and avant experimentalist
Scanner aka robin rimbaud is terrific and under heard...









SILENT COMEDY by bill frisell

Picked up this master guitarists latest at the B-Side
in Madison recently. After decades of playing and
dozens of recordings in myriad contexts and styles, this one is Frisell with his guitar, effects, and amp, recording each track live, with no overdubs. Amazing. Frisell has no limits in
channeling his unfettered imagination through the
ends of his fingers. A sonic palette that roars and whispers...

bagatelle





WILD THING/WITH A GIRL LIKE YOU (45)
by the troggs
1.99?! are you kidding me?
this stone cold classic twofer is constantly in rotation on the HLSS...While Wild Thing is the more popular of these two, with a girl is fantastic as well. There is a direct link between these songs and punk rock.  Sadly, Reg Presley, who
wrote WAGLY, recently passed...His expression
lives on, and we are all the better for it :)







INTRODUCTION by witch

Originally released in 1972, Introduction was re-released by NowAgain in 2010.  Labeled a "Fuzz psyche rock"masterpiece, the most surprising thing about this Zambian group is their jangly western rock shuffle--I can almost hear early REM in this, among other things. Great.
Btw--witch= We Intend To Cause Havoc :)

No Time








PUSH THE SKY AWAY by Nick Cave

Beautiful, brooding, largely mid-tempo effort
from the eminent NC and the Bad Seeds.
Listening to this I easily imagine myself in a dark, smokey bar with well heeled men and women soaking in the grooves with far off looks in their eyes...sexy and dangerous










BROKEBACK AND THE BLACK ROCK (s/t)

Bass player/multi-instrumentalist Doug Mccombs, whose main gig is Chicago institution Tortoise,
resurrects his long standing side project and the results are riveting. All instrumental, there's a big sky feel to this that manages to channel Crazy Horse through a post rock paint box. Alluring, catchy, and one of the strongest  Thrill Jockey releases in recent memory.










LIVE:




On February 5, the MCA hosted a talk with Peter Hook, known most widely as the bass player with Joy Division and New Order. Hook has written a memoir
Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division,
and came to Chicago to discuss his book with Joe Shannahan, longtime owner of Metro. It was in June of 1983 that New Order played Metro and chicago for the first time, and I, along with my brother dan and best bud Dave were there.  Here we are with
Hooky almost 20 years later!

Unknown Pleasures

THE SPECIALS 3/11/13 at The Vic
Massive good vibes at this one from the original ska masters :)







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