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Aug 20
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inestimable guitarist/Sun City Girl/bookseller/psychic terrorist Sir Richard Bishop currently has all of his albums available for free download. Cop ‘em while they’re hot!

gilded-splinters:

inestimable guitarist/Sun City Girl/bookseller/psychic terrorist Sir Richard Bishop currently has all of his albums available for free download. Cop ‘em while they’re hot!

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R.I.P. Jay Adams, 1961-2014

R.I.P. Jay Adams, 1961-2014

Aug 11
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poison303:

Black Flag, Vancouver, 1980, by Bev Davies. This is a perfect, perfect photograph.You get a sense of four completely unique people, each super formidable in his own way….

poison303:

Black Flag, Vancouver, 1980, by Bev Davies. This is a perfect, perfect photograph.You get a sense of four completely unique people, each super formidable in his own way….

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Aug 07
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'Buked & Scorned: The Gospel Radio Hour
I’ve been digging these shows hard lately: a weekly hour of ’50s & ’60s raw, fuzzed-out, kick-ass gospel from Mike McGonigal, aka Yeti Mike, aka Mr. Chemical Imbalance. I mean, you can’t do much better than early Staple Singers as the nexus for any musical project. Check out the shows, and if you don’t already own it, I implore you to pick up Mike’s three-CD set on Tompkins Square, Fire in My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel. Seriously, it’ll vastly improve your quality of life. If I knew you better, I’d buy it for you myself.

gilded-splinters:

'Buked & Scorned: The Gospel Radio Hour

I’ve been digging these shows hard lately: a weekly hour of ’50s & ’60s raw, fuzzed-out, kick-ass gospel from Mike McGonigal, aka Yeti Mike, aka Mr. Chemical Imbalance. I mean, you can’t do much better than early Staple Singers as the nexus for any musical project. Check out the shows, and if you don’t already own it, I implore you to pick up Mike’s three-CD set on Tompkins Square, Fire in My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel. Seriously, it’ll vastly improve your quality of life. If I knew you better, I’d buy it for you myself.

Aug 04
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Hey, cool, Thurston’s got a new band! Thurston, Steve Shelley, UK guitarist James Sedwards, and My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe. If it’s anything like this live clip (with everyone except Googe)—the best aspects of the lengthy Washing Machine or Murray Street guitar jams—I’m all in. Chelsea Light Moving didn’t do much for me, so this is a gift. Man, I miss Sonic Youth.

Hour-plus concert footage of the band here for the digging.

Aug 01
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Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Grow Fins: Rarities 1965–1982
Tragically out of print, it’s not getting reissued, and it has to be heard … so, here it is! As far as I’m concerned, this shit should be in the Library of Congress. An indispensable document of Don Van Vliet and his Magic Band as they charted a course from the early boom-boom avant blues of Safe as Milk to the four-dimensional American music deconstruction that is Trout Mask Replica. The myth of the latter’s immaculate conception—sketched on napkins in a hippie bunker and developed telepathically—has been told many times, so it’s pretty cool to hear the rehearsals and live performances that actually brought the band to that end. Perfect soundtrack for your weekend barbecue. 
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gilded-splinters:

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Grow Fins: Rarities 1965–1982

Tragically out of print, it’s not getting reissued, and it has to be heard … so, here it is! As far as I’m concerned, this shit should be in the Library of Congress. An indispensable document of Don Van Vliet and his Magic Band as they charted a course from the early boom-boom avant blues of Safe as Milk to the four-dimensional American music deconstruction that is Trout Mask Replica. The myth of the latter’s immaculate conception—sketched on napkins in a hippie bunker and developed telepathically—has been told many times, so it’s pretty cool to hear the rehearsals and live performances that actually brought the band to that end. Perfect soundtrack for your weekend barbecue. 

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Jul 30
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The Green Ray (1996)
I dug this out a few weeks ago, and it’s been on heavy summer rotation ever since. Put out as a joint release by England’s Soft Cloud and Byron Coley’s Father Yod labels, this four-song EP featured two vets of acid-drenched early-’70s psych outfit Help Yourself, plus a couple other free-ranging pups they roped in. The results are totally great, stretched-out guitar rock in the vein of Happy Trails-era Quicksilver Messenger Service or early Fleetwood Mac.
Phil McMullen writes in the liner notes:

I’m not claiming this is an important album. It probably won’t change your life or cause impromptu riots to break out in the streets. It’s a sincere piece of work though, and speaking as one who’s waited twenty-odd years to hear Richard Treece’s guitar howl again like a mescaline buffalo it’s something to be valued and treasured, a rare nugget of gold from a seam that many wrote off as worked out a generation ago.

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gilded-splinters:

The Green Ray (1996)

I dug this out a few weeks ago, and it’s been on heavy summer rotation ever since. Put out as a joint release by England’s Soft Cloud and Byron Coley’s Father Yod labels, this four-song EP featured two vets of acid-drenched early-’70s psych outfit Help Yourself, plus a couple other free-ranging pups they roped in. The results are totally great, stretched-out guitar rock in the vein of Happy Trails-era Quicksilver Messenger Service or early Fleetwood Mac.

Phil McMullen writes in the liner notes:

I’m not claiming this is an important album. It probably won’t change your life or cause impromptu riots to break out in the streets. It’s a sincere piece of work though, and speaking as one who’s waited twenty-odd years to hear Richard Treece’s guitar howl again like a mescaline buffalo it’s something to be valued and treasured, a rare nugget of gold from a seam that many wrote off as worked out a generation ago.

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