Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Subterfuge by 999

No more sappy Christmas music. Most of these blogs have been posting Christmas bleecch including this one. A new year is closing in and it's time to rock. How about a good punk band from the late 70's. I apologize to my 6,000 readers for taking a holiday break so now I'm back. This song is worth the wait, eh? Before I go to the song deal I realize most of you cheap sons of guns are only here to steal an mp3 real quick but please take a second to donate some relief bucks to the tsunami victims by clicking on the amazon button I have here. It all goes to the red cross and these people have suffered a terrible tragedy. While we're at it, it costs me bandwidth to serve these tunes up so at least click the google ad once in a while. You're gettin' this song free eh? So 999 is a band I found in the 80's that freakin' rock. Not well known although they should be. For some reason I've misplaced my fave song so I'll go with this one.

Subterfuge by 999

I listen to this shit alot. You should too.
go get it now

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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Reverend Horton Heat

Sorta sounds like this might be a religious dude.Wrong. Well maybe if you can call music a religion. How does one describe the Rev's music? Hmmmm, Take two parts rockabilly, one quarter cow punk, and one quarter surf, and you've got the psychobilly formula that's earned the Reverend a dedicated flock since the days of his first album Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em. To quote the Rev himself:

If you listen to the band's catalog, you might say there are a few recurring themes found in our songs: beer, gin and tonic, whiskey, cocaine, tequila, martinis, marijuana, cigarettes, cars, more beer, pretty women, sermons, cats and dogs, the devil, Texas, and Jimbo. Not to mention steak and dildos. All the good things in life.
Today's song is the first Horton Heat song I ever heard. Kind of a girl leaves boy and takes all his shit kind of song. It's actually quite sedate for a Heat song. Check it out and you can buy it here if you are so inclined.

Where in the Hell did You Go with My Toothbrush by Reverend Horton Heat
Rev. Horton Heat

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

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Monday, December 20, 2004

Merry Christmas by The Ramones

Ramones Christmas
I said I would only post one Christmas song but I changed my mind. Since the Mojo Christmas song link is gone, today I'll post one from one of the greatest bands of all time. The Ramones. I could spend a couple of hours talking about this band that has meant so much to me. The deaths of 3 of the 4 members has left a void in my musical life. As a tribute to Joey, Dee Dee, and Johnny who are no longer with us, I encourage you to listen to

Merry Christmas(I don't want to fight tonight) by The Ramones
(File taken down, check current posts for some more great music)

Buy this CD

Rest in peace guys. Gabba gabba hey.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Crazy Horses

I heard my first Osmonds song back in 1972. Yes I'm that old. No it wasn't One Bad Apple. It was Down by the Lazy River. I was hooked. I like a good pop song as well as some good heavy metal or classical. Heck I like all kinds of music. I was a fan then and still a bigger fan now. Donny not so much. The first time I heard today's featured song it literally blew me away. I remember thinking that can't be the Osmonds. This song freaking rocks. If you've never heard it you'll be thouroughly surprised. I think this song came out in 1972. Forget about any preconceived notions you have about the Osmonds. Forget about the teen idol status, forget about all that Mormon stuff and that goofy 70's hair because this song kicks ass. If you don't like this tune then I would have to say you probably don't like music much. So give it a listen. Honestly it's purdy good.

Crazy Horses by The Osmonds

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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Punk Rock Girl by the Dead Milkmen

The year was 1987 and I heard my first Dead Milkmen song. Of course the song was Bitchin' Camaro. I was hooked. In 1988 The Dead Milkmen released an album called Beelzebubba. Which I imediately purchased.The album contains such classic songs as "Born to Love Volcanoes, Life is Shit and The Guitar Song" (what's that sound coming out of the hole in the wood, it's a guitar). Beelzebubba was the closest the Milkmen came to a breakthrough album. They were that close but never quite went over the top.

Today's submission for your listening pleasure is:

Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen

With Punk Rock Girl the Dead Milkmen managed to create the near perfect single. It's sprightly and catchy and references everything from the Beach Boys to Mojo Nixon.

And of course you can Buy it here.

Unfortunately bassist Dave Blood passed away in March of this year. Damn.

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Friday, December 03, 2004

Sweet Gene Vincent - Ian Dury

Ian DuryRemember this guy? If you've never heard of him and his band the Blockheads maybe you've heard the phrase sex and drugs and rock n roll. In 1977 Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll was released as a single, with little success even though now it's a classic must have song. In 1978 they released the album New Boots and Panties which no music connoisseur should be without. Today I'm featuring a song off that album. It's actually an ode to Gene Vincent. Ian Dury was a victim of polio with a thick cockney accent and honestly was unable to carry a tune. His singing relied on the rhythm of the words and it worked well although sometimes you think "What the 'ells ee sayin'"

Here it is, but don't be fooled! The song starts out damn slow with a few verses then it pauses and then wham it hits you in the gut with a flat out rock n roll frenzy. Check out that piano and guitars. Halfway through the song you're thinking I must know the lyrics to this song so I will provide them below. One of my all time favorite songs of all time. Enjoy!!

Sweet Gene Vincent by Ian Dury and the Blockheads

Like what you hear? Buy it!

Lyrics to Sweet Gene Vincent

blue gene baby

skinny white sailor, the chances were slender
the beauties were breif
shall I mourn you decline with some thunderbird wine
and a black hankercheif?
I miss your sad Virginia whisper
I miss the voice that called my heart
sweet gene vincent
young and old and gone
sweet gene vincent
(brief pause)

who, who, who slapped john?

white face, black shirt
white socks, black shoes
black hair, white strat
bled white, died black

sweet gene vincent
let the blue roll tonight
at the sock hop ball in the union hall
where the bop is there delight

here come duck-tailed Danny dragging Uncanny Annie
she's tehone with the flying feet
you can break the peace daddy sickle grease
the beat is reet complete
and you jump back honey in the dungerees
tight sweater and a ponny tail
will you guess her age when she comes back stage?
the hoodlems bite thier nails

black gloves, white frost
black crepe, white lead
white sheet, black knight
jet black, dead white

sweet gene vincent
there's one in every town
and the devil drives 'till the hurse arrives
and you lay that pistol down

sweet gene vincent
there's nowhere left to hide
with lazy skin and ash-tray eyes
a perforated pride

so farewell mademoiselle, knicker-bocker hotel
farewell to money owed
but when your leg still hurts and you need more shirts
you got to get back on the road

Unfortunately Ian died in the year 2000 at the age of 57. Thankfully the music remains and sounds better today than ever.

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Mojo Nixon Christmas Song

Mojo NixonSo it's the first of December and the mass merchandising of Christmas will begin in earnest. Today's featured song will be my only Christmas offering. It's by Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors. You may remember Mojo from such classic hits of the 80's such as Elvis is Everywhere, She's Vibrator Dependent, and Debbie Gibson is pregnant with my Two Headed Love Child.

The song is:

It's Christmas Time by Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors

This song is full of double entendres and is probably not your typical kid friendly Christmas song. But it is awesome. The horns and piano in this song absolutely rock. It's kind of a jazzy, funky, r and b type thing that will get your booty shaking. I listen to this song year round and damn if it doesn't make me want to get up and dance. Trust me this is one song you'll keep on your playlist year round.

If you like it Buy it here.

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