Friday, April 20, 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 takes over. 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 result 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. Spiritualized - Hey Jane video 
So, Spiritualized - the 90's psyche-drone-pop band that spun-off from the 80's psyche-drone-Stooges rip-off band Spacemen 3 is back with a spankin' new album called Sweet Heart, Sweet Light, and to celebrate, they've released a fucked-up, 10 minute-long mini-movie about a transsexual hooker who gets in a seriously brutal fight. I mean, that's not what it's about - I'm sure there's a deeper meaning to it all - but that's definitely what happens. (K)

12. Terror On The Beach
There were a few movies that used to come on television when I was a little kid that scared the living shit out of me. They would be burned in my memory like a bad dream. The rest of my life I would be wondering "what the hell was that movie I saw when a was a kid, with that…..". Bang! the internet is invented and my problem is solved. (S)

11. Kim Jung Mi: Now
A Korean Psychedelic masterpiece produced by the great fuzz guitar player  Shin Jung Hyun. If you like moody female 60's euro-pop like Jane Birkin you'll love this. (S)

10. Kadavar
A trio of German weird-beards who lay down a seriously smokin' set of proto-metal slabbage on their self-titled debut (Tee Pee Records). These dudes have the whole package: songs about mountains, riffs copped from Sir Lord Baltimore, mental-patient mutton chops, etc etc. Also the dudes in the band are named the following: Wolf,  Mammoth, and Tiger. A stone groove. (K)

09. Robert Hazard and the Heroes
Ken and I were talking on a recent show about how at one point in time you could be big in one city and completely unknown in another. Robert Hazard is the best example of this. He sold 300,000 records in his home town of Philadelphia. That's huge! There is only 5 million people in Philly. I think he wrote a big hit for Cindi Lauper called : Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,  and than faded. (S)

08. Snow Cola 
there's been a lot of studies popping up lately suggesting that the chemicals in the food coloring they use in traditional colas will, eventually, cause you to stroke out. Now, I'm the kind of fella that enjoys the occasional soda, but does not care for strokes or cardiac events. So, good news: Snow is all natural, and the coloring is made from fruits and vegetables. How's it taste? Well, I've only had the diet version, and it tastes like...well, like diet cola. Disgusting, but oddly satisfying. I bet the non-diet cola is super-tasty, though. And no strokes. Hooray for bubbly brown liquids!  (S)

07. Mean Jeans
I was worried that the kids didn't want to party no more. I was worried that they was staying home on the inter web too much. I was worried that things were getting a little too "smart". I was worried that they only wanted to listen to emotional mermaids singing underwater in an electrified swimming pool(!?).  I was worried worried worried. Mean Jeans put's my mind at ease. Just some good ole American instant gratification. (S)

06. Roger Corman Cult Classics: The Nurses Collection 
Finally the Roger Corman Cult Classic series get to the nurse movies! Romance! Action! Violence! Friendship! TOPLESS NURSES! (K)

05. Kenneth Patchen
Poetry is dead so it's high time we enjoy some dead poets. You like popular music right? Well poetry doesn't have much to do with popular music, despite what they say, Rock 'n Roll is Not poetry set to music, sorry (I don't have time to get into why right now). The only thing that music has in common with poetry  is that popular music replaced poetry.  Because this short form of written communicate was in high demand for at least 1,000 years. Now it's not. Kenneth Patchen was a pacifist and a radical and was pretty upset by the way human begins mistreated each other and he wrote beautifully about it.  You should spend at least twenty minutes with him if not more. (S)

04. Bebel Gilberto
she's not Astrud's daughter, but she sounds like her. Sweet, breezy samba for lazy spring days. Lovely in every way. (K) 

03. SRC: Self titled
I've owned this record since 1993. I never really got into till yesterday. I read an article in the SHINDIG! Annual No.1 about them and it really brought me into the whole trip. They are from Detroit and while the rest of there compatriots were proto-punking and Mitch Rydering there way through  flower power, these guys were piper at the gates of dawning. I get it now! Like ALL of the great Detroit 60's bands they made all the wrong career moves and ended up in the dust bin. Bummer. But good news! it's 2012 and it's as relevant as anything else out there. (S)

02. Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 60's and 70's 
This seminal tome from Scott Aaron Stine has been out of print since the mid 90's and now goes for astronomical prices, but I just discovered that it's available on the Kindle for a low (well, in comparison) $14.99. If you have a taste for proto-splatter from the sick sick 70's (and the far-our 60's), then you'll love this book. Nice overview of the genre and dozens of reviews of twisted visions like Carnival of Blood, Criminally Insane, the Flesh and Blood Show, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, etc. Well-written and with enough suggestions to keep your Netflix queue stuffed for months. (K)

01.  Catching Playmate / attempted murderess Victoria Vetri on Star Trek……(S)


  1. Earlier this week, I was searching for a Joe R. Lansdale short story from '81 about a bigfoot monster. I thought I'd have to go all the way to Boston to find it. Turns out the library down the street had a copy!

    Also, heard this song today for the first time in years - "Blow Your Mind" by the Gas Company.