In case you didn't notice the date along the right-hand
Miscellaneous, Outdated Pop Culture
Nothing too current
and nothing too COOL, so stay off my fucking back. All my money is in
Sitting at some shit
basement bar in West Philadelphia, the bands were so fucking bad, the
people were such ridiculous caricatures, that we pumped 2 bucks into the
jukebox and played "Puss" (Jesus Lizard, Liar, Touch&Go) 8
times. Needless to say, it was the best half hour of the night. Of course,
we came half a step away from scrapping it with 3 of the meatball regulars,
but we left at just the right time. Two weeks ago, I picked up the "Fly
on the Wall/White Hole" single. I can't put my finger on what IT is, but
that Jesus Lizard SOMETHING is missing from these cuts. It's the SOMETHING
that "Glamorous" perfected; the SOMETHING that Liar carried through a
full-length production. Shit, "Fly" is a fine songworth your $3but
I'm still waiting for that SOMETHING on their next album. Oh, and "White
Hole" is a catchy bit of noise.
not stop. "Mower/On the Mouth" (Merge) is worth twice the cash. "On the
Mouth" is perfect. Fucking perfect. And "Mower" is right there with it.
I plan to buy the new album, but, well, it's a matter of money.
Saw CELL at the
Khyber Pass, here in town, a couple weeks ago. It was a Monday night,
sure. It was getting late, I guess. But only 7 people in the place? The
last album was great. This album is great (Living Room, DGC). They're
loud, they're catchy, they're a great live band. This show was a local
stop before heading to Europe. Maybe the album will break while they're
in Europe. You'll regret not seeing them, I tell you. You will regret
them twice. Philadelphia band. They've got a single out (Baby Breath=label)
on sale around town and probably available through some distributor or
another. Recording quality is so-so, but still worth buying.
GREEN DAY album is as good as their first couple, so fuck you music assholes.
COURSE OF EMPIRE's "Infested" re-mix uses a swingin' Goodman song; the radio mix sucks.
ARCHERS OF LOAF
comes recommended by a friend. Try it.
I've got first pressings of NIRVANA's "Bleach" and "Sliver/Dive" for sale. Price just went up. Any takers?