Dead Flowers

Well when you're sittin back, in your rose pink Cadillac Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day, I'll be in my basement room, with a needle and a spoon. And another girl to take my pain away -Jagger/Richards

Friday, March 28, 2008

John Peel's punk special

Another Peel centric post

John Peel did a Punk Special in December of 1976. One look at the track list and you are sure that if this is released as a compilation today, majority of music publications/critics would give it a 10/10 rating. Almost every track is now considered a classic. But the great John Peel knew it almost 32 years ago.

Peel is in superb form as he talks about what exactly constitutes punk rock, the pathetic state of music in the mid 70’s and how these bands were injecting some excitement, Stooges’ Metallic KO, etc.

The Damned were in session that night. One of the most awesome moments is when Peels tells the band: “Off you go and play boys.” And someone from the band says: “Alright, DAD.”

There surely can't be another John Peel.


Peel intro
The Damned - So Messed Up (Peel Session)
The Seeds - Pushing Too Hard
Iggy and the Stooges - Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
Eddie and the Hotrods - Horseplay (Wearier of the Schmaltz)
The Damned - Neat Neat Neat (Peel Session)
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation (E.P. version)
Television - Little Johnny Jewel Pt. 1
Tuff Darts - Slash
Pere Ubu - Final Solution
The Damned - New Rose (Peel Session)
Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the U.K.
The Fast - Boys Will Be Boys
New York Dolls - Personality Crisis
The Saints - I'm Stranded
The Damned - Stab Your Back (Peel Session)
Shadows of Knight - Light Bulb Blues
Ramones - California Sun
Ramones - I Don't Want to Walk Around With You
Peel wraps up


Thursday, March 27, 2008


Completely stripped down and primitive, Portishead sound fucking awesome.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Dub Housing

Can we call this the greatest American rock record?!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fuck Buttons

Was a bit late one this one. Got it last night. Heard it this morning while commuting to work. I must say Street Horrrsing will be on my 'year end best of' list for sure. This monster is the best album of the first quarter of 2008. Brilliant work. As the reviews have been saying: Boredoms + Sunn O))) + Animal Collective. Definitely not a bad mix. Influences and comparisons aside, Fuck Buttons hold their own.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Monday, March 17, 2008

Neon Neon

On Repeat

Monday, March 03, 2008

Atlas Sound

Cryptograms probably slipped through the cracks. But gave a few listens to this one. And liked it a lot.

I'm now forced to download Deerhunter.