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

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Nick the stripper

Bat-fuck insanity, primal screams, Zoo music girl, devils make love, bass that sticks, guitar that shreds, Nick the stripper...........what a glorious mind fuck.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gang of Four: The most influential band of 2005

"The most influential band of 2005". A BBC Radio 1 documentary about Gang of Four. Presented by Anthony Roman of Radio 4.

Gang of Four were always going to be too politically abrasive and musically off-kilter for mainstream assimilation, and yet, two decades later there is no hipper name to drop than these legends in subversive art-pop. The Futureheads, the Liars, Ladytron and the Departure contribute. fucking right. Really no hipper name than GO4.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008


1977-1984, the most fertile period in the history of modern music. The so called "post-punk/new wave" era. There were few great American new wave bands but again nothing like the British scene.

My favourite "post-punk" albums:

The Fall- Grotesque
This Heat- Deceit
Echo & the Bunnymen- Ocean rain
Wire- Pink Flag
The Birthday Party- Prayers on Fire
PIL- Second Edition
Devo- Freedom of Choice
Pere Ubu-Modern dance
The Pop Group- Y
New Order- Power, Corruption & Lies
The Cure- Pornography
Gang of Four- Entertainment
PIL- Flowers of Romance
This Heat- Health & Efficiency
Suicide- S/T

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Live at the Gymnasium

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Finding a Velvet Underground live bootleg is mighty tough. Finding a Velvet Underground live bootleg with great sound quality is almost impossible (few that I have are truly shitty when it comes to sound, with only the Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes making the cut). Little wonder this particular boot has been making waves lately (surfaced sometime in February 2008). In addition to the great sound quality and superb performance, Live at the Gymnasium is the only place where you can hear ‘I’m not a young man anymore’. This is also the show where ‘Sister Ray’ was played for the very first time (this version is a total speaker buster, man). And this is supposedly the only available show from 1967.

You haven’t heard the real Velvet Underground if you haven’t heard few of their live shows: crazy guitar distortions, Mo’s thumping drums, and since it is 1967 you also get John Cale’s heavily twisted viola.


P.S: My Mediafire account shows seven downloads against Peel’s Punk special. Show some love. Say thanks if you download.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Klaus Dinger (1946-2008)

Founding member of Kraftwerk, co-founder of Neu!, one of the greatest sonic visionaries of all time, inventor of the Motorik beat, and without a doubt one of the best rock drummers ever (do not take my word for it, just listen to Neu!).

"There were three great beats in the 70s. Fela Kuti's Afrobeat, James Brown's funk, and Klaus Dinger's Neu! beat." --- Brian Eno


Friday, April 04, 2008

Neil Aspinall

The Economist makes obituaries so much fun. In fact it is one the best sections of the magazine. This week it is Neil Aspinall.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Knock out

No matter what you say, Planet M has this tendency to dish out pretty awesome surprises every few months. And that is why I keep visiting. A few months back I picked up three Galaxie 500 albums. But finding The Fall Complete Peel Sessions was a total knock out. This is probably my best purchase ever from that place.

At almost 3000 rupees, the box set is definitely not cheap. But it is worth every last rupee and more. Looks like someone in the import section of Planet M was on a Peel trip too. Tucked in the corner were Peel sessions by Pulp and PJ Harvey. Wanted to buy those too, but did not have the money.