Friday, January 23, 2015

Bjork in the New York Times Magazine

Bjork is releasing a new album (actually, the mp3s seem to already be available). The NYT did a profile of her:

The Peculiar Genius of Bjork

Of course, I'm getting that album. I got into Bjork via the video for "It's Oh So Quiet" off of her second solo album. I wasn't a big Sugarcubes fan (still not, really), but when I saw that video I went out and purchased both Debut and Post. I haven't looked back from there. They could pretty much mail me any non-remix new CD of Bjork's like a subscription. I'm going to want it, and even if I don't really bond with the album I want to listen to it at least a few times.

She's someone who really deserved the term unique - there isn't anyone out there quite like her.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Doctorin' the Tardis (The KLF)

In honor of the Dalek-related post on my gaming blog, I bring you the song that got me into The KLF (here aka The Timelords.) My sister recorded this video for me and showed it to me, as I recall - something she did for Beck's "Loser," too. In both cases it was well worth the watching.

It has a supremely bad mock-up Dalek getting wrecked by a US-style police cruiser, and a Doctor Who theme song riff going the whole time.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dead Boys Live at CBGBs 1977

Here is a good set of the Dead Boys live at CBGBs. I got into the Dead Boys backward, from lead singer Stiv Bators' next band, The Lords of the New Church. But once I found them, I couldn't get enough Dead Boys.

This is a pretty good set for seeing how small the place was.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tuff Darts - All for the Love of Rock and Roll

I was on an airplane last night, and of all things to have on the music playlist was a CBGB's retrospective. Amongst the tracks was this gem by Tuff Darts:

I first heard them doing Your Love is Like Nuclear Waste, but this song is really a keeper. It's been covered by other bands and it really demands to be covered more.