- 5 hours ago
- 17 hours ago
01. Big Country 02. Warning Sign 03. The Book I Read 04. Stay Hungry 05. Artists Only 06. Girls 07. The Good Thing 08. Love > Buildings On Fire 09. Electricity 10. Found A Job 11. New Feeling/ Pulled Up 12. Psycho Killer 13. Take Me To the River 14. (Removed copyrighted) 15. No Compassion
- 17 hours ago
Oh man, the Basement Tapes are one of my favorite things ever. So obviously I’m excited about the forthcoming official Basement Tapes box! In anticipation, I banged out this little thing for Pitchfork, highlighting just a few of the delightfully weird moments captured during the sessions. There may be even more of these moments to enjoy — there are a bunch of un-bootlegged tracks that the compilers have unearthed, amazingly enough.
One thing I noticed that is not included (as far as I can tell) on the official box set is a groovy little instrumental jam that appears on the Tree With Roots set. Here it is! I assume it’s not on there because Dylan himself is most likely not playing here (I think it’s Manuel on harmonica). Not earth shattering stuff by any stretch of the imagination, but I can’t get enough of that basement noise.
- 1 day ago
A happy b-day to the dearly departed Alice Coltrane. I believe this is getting reissued sometime in the near-ish future, but if you can’t wait, here are the mp3s via the Flashstrap blog. The cassette’s title is no lie — this is truly divine stuff.
- 2 days ago
Duders! Head over to Aquarium Drunkard NOW to check out a truly stellar Television bootleg (which was actually one of the first things I posted on this blog oh so many Marquee Moons ago). Cleveland, Ohio 1975! The place to be, against every odd imaginable. Verlaine and co. played two nights — the recording over on AD is the second night. As an added bonus to you Doom & Gloomsters, here’s a recording of the first night! Not quite as good a recording, but actually better than I remember. A different setlist, and even the repeats are pretty different from the next show. Totally killer stuff. Just $3 to check in to the Piccadilly Inn!
- 4 days ago
In this song Fela compares the soldiers and police who mindlessly and violently upheld Nigeria’s military regime to zombies. An apt comparison to today’s police state in America. Perhaps it should give us pause that so little has changed that a song written in 1977 is still relevant today.
As Fela put it: “who are these ‘world leaders?’ Destroyers man. Not builders. Not creators. But destroyers. You see, I can’t accept that my fate be in the hands of such fucked-up people.”