Look what came in the mail.
Moving on from the White Stripes, hers is one of my favorite unknown bands: Tangerine Zoo
This is a track from their 1968 self titled LP.
Sadly, I’ve never managed to find a copy of this LP, but I’ve got the follow up.
The Who vs. Bizarre Mr. Pig, Trade Mark of Quality bootleg. Under the taped on cover art is stamped: The Who - Radio London. The “Side 2” and “Side 1” notes must have been added by a previous owner. Most, if not all, of these tracks have been officially released as bonus tracks on compact discs. The art is by Wm G Stout and was later used (without crediting Mr. Stout) for the disc of the Odds & Sods remaster.
I Effing Love TMOQ’s bootlegs.
Blind Willie Johnson
[New LP for my Birthday!]
Hunters - Deadbeat [from the EP “Hands on Fire]
Apparently there are several bands currently performing who are calling themselves Hunters or The Hunters (not to mention Deer Hunter, Deerhunter, etc.) Sadly, one (many?) of the other Hunters have a much stronger web presence.
I saw these guys play at the Masq in Atlanta a few weeks ago. They introduced themselves as “Hunters, from Brooklyn.” Without that last bit, I would have never found them again. It’s taken me a little while to sort through all the google results, but I finally figured out that their EP was called Hands on Fire. (I should have just bought the vinyl at the show but, as always, money. )
Check them out. You will enjoy it.
The lead singer has so much energy when she is on the stage that it seems to infect everyone else. Their sound alternates between a slow, kind of ambient, drone/feedback heavy rock, and an unapologetic, forceful, psudopop punk. Occasionally the lead singer screams. It doesn’t detract from the music, even if you’re not in to that kind of thing.
Also, according to Amber, the lead singer is “Fucking Sexy.”
Look, my description isn’t going to do them justice. Just go listen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px4y2Fiyxn0 (live, high quality)
This is the 7th studio album by Pink Floyd. That seems impossible, but it’s true. Seven was a good number, musically, for the band. After several listens I have decided that it will become one of my essential records, a Go-To album for when I’m feeling down. The track by track overview that follows is compiled from the notes I took during my first several listens.
Guys, i wrote a thing. Please read it and let me know what you think.
(and you can find Analog Revolution on tumblr, too.)
1960s HMV Store | 363 Oxford Street, London | Electrical Appliances, Stereophonic Players, & Vinyl Records
HMV stands for His Master’s Voice, the title of a painting by Francis Barraud of the dog Nipper listening to a cylinder phonograph, which was bought by the Gramophone Company in 1899.
Wow. I wish. That this was our store. It’s so pretty.
Curators and scientists worked together to recover the audio recorded on Alexander Graham Bell’s earliest records, recorded at his Washington, D.C., Volta Laboratory. Carlene Stephens, a curator of the National Museum of American History, sought out scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, who had figured out how to play back sound from a 1860 phonautograph recording. They worked with the Smithsonian to recover the sound from Bell’s recordings by using a 3D camera to create depth images of the surface of the record. With audio software to recreate the waveforms, we can now listen to recordings from the 1880s. This short documentary was produced by Ryan Reed for Smithsonian magazine, and you can read more about the history and listen to more audio files on the magazine’s site.
» via The Atlantic
The Hardest Button to Button - Live in Las Vegas
The best performance of this song I’ve ever heard. It really casts the song in a whole new light.
Live in 2003, during the Elephant tour.
This is an MP3 from a vinyl rip of the rare promotional album that was released after the show. Copies of this 3xLP are super rare and very expensive. ($450 or more.)
Stripes fans, listen to this. You will regret it if you don’t.
This band opened for The Kills and Jeff The Brotherhood when they played their most recent tour.
The lead singer is a tiny blonde girl with a pixie cut. She spent most of her time on stage on her knees, grinding against the lead guitarist. This is not a bad thing.
The music is catchy. It has a pop/punk feel to it, but in a sincere and entirely unironic way. It feels familiar, even the first time you listen to it. (at least it did for me. )
Insound has the vinyl for $12. Anyone want to get it for me, for my birthday?