Monday, May 30, 2011

Love Sculpture. Sabre Dance. 1969.

Whoa, Dave Edmunds lays down a deep cut here with "Sabre Dance." This shit is the jam.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Little Girl in Yellow - Tractor, 1972.

Wait for it. Wait for it. Waaaaaaaaait for it. Okay, okay, so I'm riding in a goblin ship, cool. Hmmm. Pretty long tedious instrumental break here. Wait, what is that in the background? It's coming closer. Closer. Cloooossssser. HOLY FUCKING SHIT I NEVER SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN OFF THAT GOBLIN SHIP!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Master's Apprentices. Death of a King. 1971.

Mike may have opened the pandora's box of Aussie jams with that Coloured Balls joint, but let me remind you of the kings of Aussie facemeltage, Master's Apprentices.

Stuff that in your joey pocket and smoke it.

Working Man's Boogie - Coloured Balls, 1973.

Hey, all you working men out there, it's fucking Monday. Here's a sweet lil' jammer from down-under. Check out that gear GTK logo super at the beginning. Now get back to work, you bitch-cogs.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Life's a Gas - T Rex.

When you gut the overproduction of the T Rex recordings, one has to admit, Bolan's got some chops.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Glendora - Downliners Sect, 1966.

Crunchy cover of one of the best Perry Como songs pertaining to lust and a mannequin + a delightfully tinny solo from these Eel Pie Island contemporaries of The Stones.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Upp. Down in the Dirt. 1974.

Upp was a band that Jeff Beck discovered and used as an opening group for some of the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert, Appice shows. He produced and played guitar on their first two albums. Total rock/jazz fusion nerdery. Here's Jeff playing with Upp on the BBC in 1974. Hot shit.

Check out the skills of that bass player. His name is Stephen Amazing.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bobby Beausoleil. Lucifer Rising Parts 1 & 2. 1972.

Bobby Beausoleil. AKA "Bobby Bummer" AKA "Cupid."

Convicted murderer, Manson Family member, Death Row inmate, soft-core porn actor, and former member of Arthur Lee's band The Grass Roots, which later became Love.

After being abandoned by his original choice, Kenneth Anger tapped Bobby to complete the film score for Lucifer Rising. His original choice happened to be none other than Jimmy Page who was supposedly too strung out to deliver the goods over a three year period. Beausoleil completed the recordings while in prison for the murder of Gary Hinman.

As described in the book Helter Skelter:

Beausoleil claims that Hinman supplied him with a batch of bad (or weak) mescaline that Beausoleil in turn sold to the Straight Satans motorcycle gang. When the bikers demanded their money back, Beausoleil went to Hinman, who refused to pay. Beausoleil, Atkins, and Brunner held him captive in his own home in an attempt to convince him to refund the money. Beausoleil stabbed Hinman to death the next day. Afterwards, he wrote "Political piggy" on a wall in Hinman's blood in a failed attempt to lead police to believe the murder was done by a group of radicals. On August 6, 1969, Beausoleil was arrested while stalled along side the highway in Hinman's Fiat with the Toyota engine.

Southern California in the late 60's was a seriously fucked up place. Here's a news story on Bobby about his interest in electronic music: