Friday, May 25, 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. Roy Junior - Victim Of Circumstance
I just recently scored digital versions of the Back From The Grave series. These comps were monsters in the 80's and 90's noted for the fact that they somehow avoided Psychedelic and Pop in the selection of Garage obscurities. Instead focusing on the rawer almost hillbilly slabs of twang bash. Very Cramps. The real home run on the entire series for me  is Victim Of Circumstance By Roy Junior, who was the son of Roy Acuff. He put out a few singles and disappeared. This teenage lobotomy was successfully covered by The Mummies. (S)

12. Canadian party metal resurgence
While all the whiny simps here in the good ol' USA pluck out their sad-assed nu-folk and cultivate dad-beards, up in Canada the "kids" are busy doin' what we used to do in the 80's, i.e. ROCK THE FUCK OUT. Greasy NWOBHM-enthusiasts Cauldron are probably the hairiest n' scariest of new crop of Canadian Party Metal merchants, but for sheer teenage cheap thrills, check out the femme-fronted Diemonds, who might as well all be (and probably are) the bastard sons (and daughter) of Sebastian Bach. Their new video, Livin' Tonight, even features a cameo from Fubar's own Deaner, who's got his own party-metal concern, Nightseeker. If you miss mindless rock n' roll hedonism, head north! (K)

11. Love Live Life + One - Love Will Make A Better You
One of the best band names and an absolutely true statement on the nature of love it self.  If you can wade through the first 5 minutes of free jazz type exploration you are rewarded with a visceral life affirming musical LSD induced orgasm. Akira Fuse is the Japanese Tom Jones and he was recruited by a forward thinking label boss to team up with a traditional studio horn section and a wild , free jazz,  guitar wielding Takao Naoi. The result is nothing less than astounding. Remember kids, Godzilla is from Japan. (S)

10. New Cult record smokes! Mostly.
Man, The Cult were...well, like a cult to me and my friends back in the 80's. But their last couple records have been seriously lacklustre, and to be honest, I just figured their best days were behind 'em. And they might still be, but I will tell you this: the first half of their new album, Weapon of Choice, is as good as their self-titled album from '94. And that record was one of the best they've ever done. So, you know, do the math. The Cult is back! (K)

9. Quincy M.E.
I never saw this show when it aired but they put it on Netflix and it turns out that Lady Swilson grew up loving this series. Now I'm hooked. It's the same thing over and over again ( I'm only on episode 6 and perhaps that changes*) but the real gold is the ultra charismatic Jack Klugman. Super cool. Plus it's shot on location in L.A. in the seventies and I recognize most of the places. Than I get to imagine myself living here in the seventies. That's my happy place.  (S)

* it doesn't. - K
8. If you're lookin' for Jesus, he's in Siberia
Vice just did a pretty sweet mini-doc on this (reasonably benevolent?) cat from Siberia who thinks he's the new messiah and has a flock of (reasonably sane?) followers out in the middle of nowhere. Is it all going to end up in blood and fire? Yes. They always do.(K)

7. Far Out - Nihonjin
Japrock is great for when your working out trying to stave off the demons. Makes you forget about where the hell you are. This you tube clip does all the work for me on this entry. I'll just add that to me this sounds like Black Sabbath on a prog- rock holiday to Okinawa. Remember kids, Godzilla is from Japan. (S)

6. Black Leather - Volume 1
One man Gothbeat band from Seattle. He sounds very much like Swilson's spooky cousin. Makes me wanna dig a hole. (K)

5. Passing Show: The Life and Music Of Ronnie Lane
 Ronnie Lane might be the coolest member of The Faces and if you know anything about them than you know that's pretty goddamn cool! (S)

4.Sex, Drugs, Rock n' Roll. Awesome together, as confirmed by science!
According to a new study conducted in Netherlands - where they do a LOT of rockin' - it turns out that kids who listen to a lot of loud music have a tendency to engage in "risky" behavior, AKA gettin' loaded and gettin' laid. So if you're having trouble with the ladies (or the fellas),crank some Slayer and smoke some weed, and it'll all work out just fine. See you in hell. (K)

3. Ronnie Lane:  Debris & Ooh La La BBC 1974
The amazing song Debris and one of my favorite all time songs, Ooh La La….. since it's going to be a Ronnie Lane Weekend! Cheers, mate!  (S)

2. Amanda Lear

There's way too much going on with this amazing lady(boy?) to properly explain here, but here's some highlights. Amanda might be a man, might be a woman. Nobody's telling. She's almost definitely French, though. She was David Bowie's girlfriend and Salvador Dali's muse. She has had successful careers as a model, actress, TV host, and disco queen. Nobody knows exactly when she was born, she's probably in her 70's at this point, but she still looks like she's in her 40's. And she just released a sweet new jam, "I Don't Like Disco". Which is funny, because she totally does. (K)

1. Downliners Sect - Glendora
A song about falling in love with a Mannequin. Written by Lou Reed. the Sect were a british blues outfit during the first wave of the brit blues boom. Way more raw and unpolished than the stones or the pretty things. (S)

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