12/14/2013

The Best LPs of 2013




The Top 10 LPs of 2013
1. Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (JagJaguwar)
2. The Resonars - Crummy Desert Sound (Burger)
3. Obnox - Corrupt Free Enterprise (12XU)
4. Mikal Cronin - MCII (Merge)
5. Missing Monuments - Missing Monuments (Dirtnap)
6. Ketamines - You Can't Serve Two Masters (Southpaw)
7. The Mallard - Finding Meaning In Deference (Castle Face)
8. Running - Vaguely Ethnic (Castle Face)
9. Potty Mouth - Hell Bent (Old Flame)
10. Cuntz - Solid Mates (Homeless)






















The Top 10 Reissues/Archival Releases of 2013:
1. Roky Erickson - The Evil One (Light In The Attic)
2. Devo - Hardcore (Superior Viaduct)
3. The Dentists - Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now (Trouble In Mind)
4. Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician (Latino Bugger Veil)
5. Tandyn Almer - Along Comes Tandyn (Sundazed)
6. Venom P. Stinger - Meet My Friend Venom/What's Mine Is Yours (Drag City)
7. Androids Of Mu - Blood Robots (Water Wing)
8. Dark - Round The Edges (Machu Picchu Ltd.)
9. Epicycle - You're Not Gonna Get It (HoZac)
10. Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Permanent)

12/13/2013

Random Old Records Podcast #46

Episode #46 of Random Old Records Podcast is absolutely LOADED front to back with killer jams. We're talking an hour of old and new synth-punk, power pop, punk rock, psychedelia, and straight-up rock n' roll from the likes of Mikal Cronin, Potty Mouth, Missing Monuments, MERX, Rockin' Horse, Informatics, Heavy Times, Roky Erickson, and MORE! If you're still listening and following along and enjoy what I do, then I offer my sincerest thanks. Hope you like this one, it was a blast picking out the tunes and putting them together.

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Random Old Records #46
Released 12/13/2013
DOWNLOAD HERE (Right-Click, "Save As")
1. Potty Mouth - "The Gap"
(Hell Bent, Old Flame 2013)
2. Joanna Gruesome - "Sugarcrush"
(Weird Sister, Slumberland 2013)
3. Mikal Cronin - "Shout It Out"
(MCII, Merge 2013)
4. Ketamines - "Patients"
(You Can't Serve Two Masters, Southpaw 2013)
5. Heavy Times - "Night Manager"
(Fix It Alone, HoZac 2013)
6. Parquet Courts - "Descend (The Way)"
(Tally All The Things That You Broke, What's Your Rupture? 2013)
--Peter Ivers speaks
7. Goldendust - "After The Smoke Grew Thick"
(Goldendust, Night People 2013)
8. Grave Babies - "No Fear"
(Crusher, Hardly Art 2013)
9. Informatics - "What A World"
(Dance To A Dangerous Beat, Dark Entries 2013)
10. Onyx System - "Future Fetish"
(Dreams Are Not Dreams, ET Habit 2012)
11. Merx - "Atlantic Painter Presents"
(20000 Sq. Ft. Under The Sea, Permanent 2013)
12. Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons - "Fantastic"
(Screams To God, Dark Entries 2013)
13. Group Rhoda - "Dust"
(12th House, Not Not Fun 2013)
--Peter Ivers speaks again
14. Rockin' Horse - "Oh Carol, I'm So Sad"
(Yes It Is, Sing Sing 2012)
15. Games - "It's Just Impossible"
(Games, HoZac 2013)
16. The Dentists - "I'm Not The Devil"
(Some People Are On The Pitch..., Trouble In Mind 2013)
17. The Resonars - "Vanishing People"
(Crummy Desert Sound, Burger 2013)
18. The Last - "L.A. Explosion"
(L.A. Explosion, Bomp 1979)
19. Missing Monuments - "Dead To Me"
(Missing Monuments, Dirtnap 2013)
20. The Clap - "Get It While You Can"
(Have You Reached Yet?, Sing Sing 2011)
21. Roky Erickson & The Aliens - "I Think Of Demons"
(The Evil One, Light In The Attic 2013)



8/13/2013

Random Old Records Podcast #45

It's been about six months since I last did a podcast, and over a year since I did these with any regularity, but a funny thing happened several weeks ago. I had figured returning to podcasting would be damn near impossible at this point. I hadn't done them monthly in forever, so where the hell was I gonna start?! I think I've bought and listened to something like three hundred records in the past year, and all of them are worthy of your attention in some way. So, I sat down and made a list, and by the time I was done I had filled both sides of a piece of paper and started writing more names in between the cracks. The simple theme of Random Old Records #45 is "things that blew my freakin' mind since the last one."

To be more specific, this episode features music that is slightly bent, cracked, or mutilated, with nothing much resembling standard pop, rock, or punk music. You'll hear freaky prog-folk from original Vertigo label acts Cressida and Tudor Lodge, blown-out punk noise by Flipper, Running, Obnox, and Sector Zero, and plain ol' weirdness by E.T. Habit, MX-80 Sound, and Captain Beefheart. Hope you all enjoy!

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Random Old Records #45
Released 08/13/13
DOWNLOAD HERE (Right-Click, "Save As")
1. Cressida - "To Play Your Little Game"
(Cressida, Vertigo 1970)
2. Anonymous - "Up To You"
(Inside The Shadow, Machu Picchu Ltd. 2013)
3. Salvia Plath - "House Of Leaves"
(The Bardo Story, Weird World 2013)
4. Tudor Lodge - "Nobody's Listening"
(Tudor Lodge, Vertigo 1971)
5. Dark - "R.C.8."
(Round The Edges, Machu Picchu Ltd. 2013)
--Runaway Daughters!!
6. Sector Zero - "Hiding In My Car"
(Sector Zero 7", Goner 2013)
7. Running - "Why Can't You Be In Running"
(Vaguely Ethnic, Castle Face 2013)
8. Obnox - "Ciara"
(Corrupt Free Enterprise, 12XU 2013)
9. Whatever Brains - "Summer Jammin' 2"
(Whatever Brains, Sorry State 2012)
10. The Mallard - "Decade"
(Finding Meaning In Deference, Castle Face 2013)
11. Public Image Ltd. - "Low Life"
(First Issue, Light In The Attic 2013)
--Tarantulas!!
12. Human Eye - "Alligator Dance"
(4: Into Unknown, Goner 2013)
13. Flipper - "Get Away"
(Sex Bomb Baby, Subterranean 1988)
14. Gary Wrong Group - "Heroin Beach Serpents Attack"
(Knights Of Misery, Total Punk/Jeth-Row 2013)
15. ET Habit - "Hooves & Tails"
(Panthers On The Roof, ET Habit 2012)
16. MX-80 Sound - "Kid Stuff"
(Hard Attack, Superior Viaduct 2013)
17. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - "Moonlight On Vermont"
(Trout Mask Replica, Straight 1969)
18. The Gospel Truth - "A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things"
(A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things, 12XU 2013)