Friday, February 17, 2012

Top 13 (of the Week)

Sure, you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology comes in. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the results of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.

13. Bitter Motherfucker - I read an account of Wayne Kramer from the MC5 hanging out with some Detroit Black Panthers and this is what they drank together. The recipe for Bitter Motherfucker is as follows: 1 whole bottle of chilled white port wine (cheaper the better) and a half a bottle of Rose's lime juice mixed together. I tried it. The effects are revolutionary. (S)

12. Jumpsuit - White guys who ape Funkadelic. Sounds like the worst idea ever, right? Usually it is. But once in awhile, you get a group of caucazoid funksters (Syrup! Big Chief!) who do it right. Add Jumpsuit to that short list. They don't have their own spaceship yet, but their new record (Too Funky For the Rock and the Roll) is still pretty kosmic. Dig it. (K)

11. August Sanders (1876-1964) - He photographed everyday people in post world war one / pre world war two Germany. It’s Simply mesmerizing stuff. (S)

10. Black Bananas - Remember the chick from Royal Trux, the one who used to duct-tape her jeans together? She's got a new-ish band and a new album, Rad Times Express IV. Dirty needle rock n' roll and acid-is-groovy punkadelic dance jams. Dig It! (K)

9. Harlan Ellison “Spider Kiss”- A rockabilly star climbs to the top of the pops with the help of his sleazy southern manager and goes on a nonstop sex rampage. The only novel to be enshrined in the rock ‘n roll hall of fame (not that I support that kind of nonsense.) (S)

8. The Great American Cereal Book - It's a book about the history of American breakfast cereal. And it's shaped like a box of cereal. I mean, what more do you need to know? PS: Helpful breakfast hint: Peanut Butter Cheerios are the, Cheerios. (K)

7. Eastwood Guitars - A really cool guitar company that is remaking weird pawnshop guitars of yesteryear. The coolest thing about Eastwood Guitars is they actually stay in tune compared to the old versions. (S)

6. Dawn Culbertson (R.I.P) - was a hippie death goddess who played the lute. A few years back she released a cassette-only collection of seriously awesome covers. Mongoloid, Hot for Teacher, Iron might think these tunes rock on their own, but you haven't heard 'em bashed out by an overweight hippy on a fuckin' lute. Maximum lute jams motherfucker. DIG IT. Buy it (Do it!) for Five bucks at Silvox Recordings. (K)

5. Pharaoh Sanders “Karma” - Acid saxophone and afro centric yodeling never sounded better on this 1969 masterpiece of modal jazz ecstasy. (S)

4. Winter Didn't Happen - I'm pretty sure we're safely sailing right from Extended Fall into Early Spring. I haven't shoveled once. This may nor may not be the result of global warming ushering us closer to extinction, but if there's no snow shovels involved in Armageddon, then bring it on. PS - I reserve the right to take this one back if there's a blizzard tomorrow. (K)

3. Wah Do Dem - A Brooklyn hipster (Sean Bones) misses the boat back to the U.S. while on a trip to Jamaica and ends up in a tropical easy rider type scenario. It’s a lesson in how to make a great movie with almost no money and no script. (S)

2. Spooky Tooth “spooky two”- The year is 1969 and this record anticipates the ensuing bummer the 1970’s will be. Check the original version of “Better By You Better Than Me” later a suicide-inducing cover by Judas Priest. (S)

1. The Best of Disco Demands -The best collection of obscure disco/70's dance tracks I think I've ever heard, edited and compiled by DJ Al Kent into a seamless mirrorball/coke frenzy experience. So funky it's fonky. FONKY. Bonus: hot black naked chick on the cover. (K)

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