Friday, September 28, 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 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. Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
Although I can't really deal with Marianne's later-career goth cabaret stuff, 60's MF was pearl: the doe-eyes, the mopey gloom-pop, the heroin, the black leather, all of it. This engaging doc from '99 - available streaming at Netflix- has lots of stories and vintage clips from her teenage smack goddess days. It's pretty stellar stuff. Plus, there's a clip at the very beginning where a 17 year old Marianne utters a line I am now adopting as my life philosophy: “No matter what they say about me, no matter what they do to me, my head is cool.” Awesome. (K)

12. Herve Attia’s Youtube channel
Herve goes around the world with a video camera, visiting the locations of famous movies like the Exorcist, A Clockwork Orange, Rambo, Goonies, The Good The Bad And the Ugly.  He than meticulously edits his camcorder footage with the corresponding scenes. The list of films is pretty long and the result extremely entertaining and informative. Great job Herve! (S)


11. Scorpion Child
Texan freak warriors channeling proto-metal godz from Zior to Pentagram. Best of all, their vocalist – almost always the weak point in dope-rock bands – is amazing! If I could pull off a denim vest at this point in my life, you better believe I'd be stitching a Scorpion Child backpatch onto it. If those exist. They must. Scorpion Child, please make some backpatches already, your legion is waiting. (K)

10. The Family by Ed Sanders
Ed was the main man behind the primordial punk band the Fugs. He wrote this book about the Manson gang in 1971 just one year after the trial. It’s mostly about the culture that surrounded The Family and Sanders follows every tripped out rumor he hears from every spaced out creep he meets on the street. The result is not all that factual, but man is it fun! It reads like a underground comic with Charlie making snuff films and conjuring up the devil. Monster Magnet could have written a rock opera based on this book. Try to get an early printing because our friends at the Process Church Of Final Judgment sued the publishers for defamation because of a chapter linking them to Manson. They won. (S)

9. Yoga
Who is Yoga? Where are they from? What the fuck do they want? I have no answers. All I know is this: this might be the ultimate couch-of-woe band. Like if you took every downer/bad-trip drug at once and washed it all down with a vodka from a plastic bottle mixed with Nyquil and then you spent all weekend watching Nick Zedd and Richard Kern super 8 movies on an endless loop, this is what the inside of your head would sound like. They have a new record, Skinwalker. You might want it. Then again, you might want to stay as far away from it as possible. Your call. (K)

8. Alex Harvey presents the Loch Ness Monster
Apparently Harvey took a break from his sensational band to make this spoken word album about the Loch Ness Monster. Wow! Alex Harvey is like an onion, man…. layers and layers.   Do you guys believe in the Loch Ness Monster? (S)

7. Computer from 1784
In the 1780's, a German engineer invented what almost has to be the first working computer. It was used to compute the volume of trees. You can't check Facebook on it or anything, but holy smokes, look at that thing! You can read all about it HERE. (K)

6. Boones Farm Commercials
Everybody knows fastest way to headache land and rainbow throw up time. I just wanted to see if they made commercials for it. They did! Don’t join the apple core kids. (S)


5. 4D  Space-Time Crystals
I've been reading up on these all week, and I still don't get what they are, but I think the important thing here is that “4D Space-time crystals exist, and we can use them to, among other things, create a clock that will keep time even after the universe dies. I don't know why we would need that, but perhaps it would come in handy at some point. Science is nuts. (K)

 4. Anawa – Anawa (1972)
Awesome Polish pop prog, if there is such a thing! Lead by Polish singer, saxophonist, actor, cabaret artist, and trained typesetter: Andrzej Zaucha. In the late 80’s he became a huge pop star in Poland until French film director Yves Goulais shot him dead after a performance in the parking lot of the concert hall along with actress Susan Lesniak with whom Zaucha was having an affair. He got shot nine times. (S)


3. Porno Star
Tina Russell is a long-forgotten porn-princess from the early 70's “golden age” of the adult film industry. Back then, most of it was being produced in New York and backed by mobsters. If you've read Linda Lovelace's book, you get the idea that it was all harrowing exploitation and rape, but Russell's memoirs are a lot more gentle, and you get the feeling she really enjoyed her sizable ('70-'75) stint as a skin queen. Still, she didn't exactly escape intact. Russell developed a drinking problem during her porn days and died of liver failure in 1981.  

PS I don't know how many of her movies even exist at this point, but a lot of 'em sound amazing: “Joe Rock Superstar”! “The Erotic Adventures of a Male Chauvinist Pig”! “All in the Sex Family”!! (K)

2. Andy Pratt – Records are like Life (1969)
Yes they are Andy. Yes they are……….(S)

 1. Butter
Great little indie-com about competitive butter sculpting in Iowa. I've been to Iowa, and I can attest that Iowa is the kind of place that would have butter sculpting contests. Olivia Wilde is AMAZING as a down-on-her-luck punk stripper who wheels around town on a BMX bike. (K)

Got any picks of your own? Let us know below!

Friday, September 21, 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. I Miss Drugs
Not me personally, but lots of people do. This very funny new web series very accurately portrays what happens to former with-it types (like me and Swilson) once we approach middle-age. Hint: Ikea and Hulu Plus is involved. Sad but true. (K)

I Miss Drugs-Episode 1-"Almost There" from I MISS DRUGS on Vimeo.

12. Space Shuttle Endeavor Over the Mind-Warp Pavilion
The now retired spacecraft got a piggy back ride from a 747 this morning and flew all around the Los Angels area. Lady Swilson and I Watched it from Billion Dollar Beach across the street from the the Mind-Warp.  What a sight! (S)

11. Strange Forces
German headphone melters Strange Forces have a new album out, "I'd Rather Listen to the Bloody Birds". It's a swirling kaleidoscope of reverb-drenched space-case guitars and meandering doper grooves. The psychedelia is so dense you can get lost in it. In Venus, the sky is made of acid. This is probably what it sounds like when you parachute into the Venusian atmosphere. (K)

10. Wapassou - Wapassou (1974)
An extremely obscure group from france. They make stoned, sexy, psychedelic groove music. Perfect for skinny dipping in ice cold waterfalls and smoking hashish if your into that sort of thing. Kinda like a much header version of the Vampyros Lesbos soundtrack. (S)

09. Warp Drive is Possible! 
NASA is pretty sure that with a little tinkering, we can just bend space around a little and achieve interstellar space travel. Seeing as we're discovering potential new habitable zones in far-off galaxies at a pretty regular clip these days, it's nice to know we might have a way to visit. There's a good chance it'll take 100 years or so to pull it off, so I would suggest you eat a lot of kale and stay hydrated, so you'll be around when it happens. (K)

08. Mule: Summer 1994
Man does this make me nostalgic. In the summer of 1994, many a drunken evening on the back porch of a Jersey shore house was spent with If I Don't Six on the box. Conjuring up memories of  eating shorties from Wawa and washing them down with Natty Ice . They are a largely forgotten phenomenon now,  a completely original cocktail of blues, punk and redneck swagger. P.W. Long had an amazing self taught guitar style and the rhythm section was as bombastic as it gets. They moved from Detroit to Philly, a move that seemed to make sense at the time, than P.W. struck out on his own and now I think he writes restaurant reviews. (S)

07. Who Killed Captain Alex? 
Isaac Nabwana is Uganda's first (and only) action film director. His entire production company is a volunteer, guerrilla army of stuntmen, actors, and explosive "experts", and from the completely fucked-up trailer for his epic, "Who Killed Captain Alex", we just might have a major new...well, I don't know if talent is the right word, but phenomenon definitely works. There's also a kickstarter campaign going to shoot a documentary on Nabwana, which I think needs to happen. (K)

06. The London Cowboys
After the break of  the Idols ( which include Jerry Nolan and Walter Lure) Barry Jones and Steve Dior formed the London Cowboys. They were the nucleus with which a revolving cast of punk rock luminaries played, including: Nolan, Glen Matlock, Tony James (Generation X), Pete Farndon (Pretenders), Terry Chimes (The Clash, Generation X) and sometimes Monroe from Hanoi Rocks. This is sleazy glam in all the right places. Somehow I missed 'em but I guess they were big in the U.K. (S)

05. Krofft Supershow
Mid 70's Saturday morning insanity. A variety show from some dark psychedelic cartoon hell, served up weekly during bouts of sugar-cereal overdosing. This show fried my mind but good. I'm still not over it. Now some maniac has posted 'em up on Youtube to infect a whole new generation with it's drug-soaked zaniness. (K)

04. Jim Ford by way of Sly Stone blitzed on Dick Cavett 
This footage  has been kicking around for some time and it's not really funny to see Sly all fucked up (looking sharp I might ad)  but I just realized he name checks the great Jim Ford! Too bad this is Jim's fifteen minutes of fame right here. (S)

03. Black Devil Disco Club
The deepest darkest disco ever made and i'd like to thank Seth, the drummer in Swilson for this most crucial Advanced Demonological find. Bernard Fevre a french musician who released synth library music under the name Milpatte, recored and released an Ep of satanic disco in 1978 to relative obscurity. Of course in recent years it has resurfaced at the hands of some DJ's and has been hailed as the classic it really is. Fevre has started recording and releasing under the Black Devil moniker again and it's all pretty good. Outsider, satanic, loner disco! (S)

02. The Doors of Perception: Weird Funk, Psychedelic Soul, and Acid Jazz from New York City (1970-1974)
The title says it all, really. My new fave comp of all time. You can't get more far out than this, man. This shit is ALL THE WAY GONE. (K)

01. The Fall - Ersatz GB (2011)
I'm a huge Fall fan but I go in and out of consciousness with them, it's hard to keep track in this fast moving world. Every now and again I wake up and say : "wonder if there is a new Fall record?"…well I did that this morning and came across one from 2011…is there a newer one? It's great! I thought Your Future Our Clutter was great so hopefully he's on a roll. (S)

Saturday, September 15, 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. Swilson: Witchtrial Modern Day
The music video for a track off our up coming smash-flop Ep: Cool Skull. Loser-wave at it's finest. Turn it into a virus. (S)

12. Royal Thunder
Southern-fried psychedelic doom-prog with a Janis-y banshee up front. What's not to love? (K)

11. Gift - Gift (1972)
Got turned onto this demonological mind melt from my man Spencer Jacob (Occult Wisdom). Far out!  They are supposed to be a German legend whatever that means. All I know is this stuff Burns! (S)

10. Exorcism Monthly
Demonic possession is running rampant in Poland (well, delusional thinking is, at least), and 'exorcist' is a hot occupation over there. Currently there's over a hundred shysters - I mean exorcists - in operation in Poland right now. With no sign of this epidemic slowing down, there's only one thing to do: start a magazine devoted to demonic possession and exorcism. Holy smokes, do I wish I spoke Polish, because I would subscribe to that rag forever. (K)

09. Howard Nishioka - Street Songs (1979)
When I retire from loner rock I want to make a record like this. Meandering (and I mean that in the best possible way) tropical guitar playing from Hawaii. I got hipped to this by the  always amazing Ghost Capitol blog. (S)

08. Coming someday: Looking for Johnny: The Legend of Johnny Thunders
It kinda bummed me out that Born to Lose ended up being the definitive JT film, because it's really depressing and actually makes you question why you were so into the guy in the first place. I mean, he was kinda despicable in a lot of ways, and a good portion of his musical output was tepid at best. But here's the thing: despite being a doped-up asshole 95% of the time, 5% of the time he was the COOLEST ROCKER THAT EVER LIVED. And nobody disputes that, ever. This doc looks like it spends more time celebrating that 5%. (K)

07. Fainting Goats
 The new sensation that is sweeping the nation? The pet that every body wants ?  The unlikely superstars of Youtube: Fainting Goats!  What kinda wild evolutionary trick is this? Supposedly possums do the same thing but a possum looks like a giant rat so it's not a cute. (S)

06. Allah-las
I almost forgot how much I like skronking garage rock. These west-coast dandies do the retro-60's thang with serious finesse. (K)

05. Sameti - Sameti (1972)
Everyone knows Germans really made the craziest rock everback in the 70's and here is some more of it. A wigged out masterpiece from some ex-members of Amon Duul. (S)

04. $9Cardboard Bike
I used to ride a bike all the time, but then they started getting stolen. I lost three fuckin' bikes, snatched right from the pole in front of my house. I bought the biggest goddamn chain at the hardware store for the last one. Didn't matter. So I started walking instead. Now there might be a solution to my problem: this guy has figured out how to make a working bicycle out of cardboard for $9.00. You steal it, no prob, I'll make another one. This could work. (K)

03. The Great Happiness Space
Japanese host boys are men who are paid to entertain woman in very expensive nightclubs. The woman pay for a good time,to be told wonderful things about themselves, to be made to laugh and sometimes to have sex with these dream boats. But all is not what it seems as we delve into the sociopathic mentality of the host's and the psychopathic desires of the clients.  By the end of this thing Japan will have blown your mind yet again.(S)

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02. Naam - Starchild
They have pyramid shaped amps and they sleep with eagles! Let's do this,. (K)

01. Humble Pie - As Safe As Yesterday Is (1969)
In  the November 1970 issue of Rolling Stone ( Meher Baba on the cover) journalist Mike Sanders, in a review of this record wrote: "Here Humble Pie were a noisy, unmelodic, heavy metal-leaden shit-rock band, with loud and noisy parts beyond doubt". Wow! Heavy Metal and Shit-Rock were born out of one review. Now I myself specialize in shit-rock and sometimes lean to Heavy Metal and I can safely say, As Safe As Yesterday is, Is neither. Instead it's a really fantastic, heavy, psychedelic blues gospel freak out that is sadly over looked today.(S)

Friday, September 7, 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. Sure Fire
In 1990 Jon Jost released this slow burn of a little movie starring america's most underrated actor (maybe not rated at all) Tom Blair. It's a film about self absorbed myopia, real estate scams, fatherhood, narcissism, and alienation all set in beautiful Utah. Slow burning art film drama at it's best. (S)

12. Noise Arch Blog
This blog obsessively collects weird/noise/experimental cassettes from the 80's. Back then, cassettes were the weapon of choice for out-there sonic explorers. Anchored by the long-lost magazine Sound Choice, "Cassette culture" spawned the first bedroom composers. Most of 'em were staunchly underground and offered no commercial potential. Imagine, no Pro-tools, no garage band, just sweat and noise and cassettes. Ear battering fun for everyone! (K)

11. Gamma - Gamma 1 (1979)

By 1977 the band Montrose had run it's course. Ronnie put out a pretty good solo record called Open Fire in 1978. in 1979 he formed Gamma. It's more of an 80's AOR type band with lot's of keyboards, kind of like if Night Ranger ( another bay area band, with whom Gamma's keyboard player, Alan Fitzgerald would later join) was actually listenable.  Even though the keys dilute, it still has Ronnie's signature "bring the fire" guitar playing. This is as about as far into this stuff as I can handle. (S)

10. Sonic Jesus
Italian psych freakout kings get real, real gone on the tripped-out track complete with 80's public access video collage visuals to keep things woozy. I dig these dudes, they're underground in a world where nothing really is anymore. Debut album coming soon. It's gonna be a monster! (K)

9. Sapphire Thinkers - From Within (1969)
Sunshine pop backed by a biker band like Steppenwolf or Black Pearl?  Sounds like it. This is a widely circulated gem on the inter-web pick it up at your local psych-blog. All anybody knows is that they are maybe from California. (S)

8. Warm Speakers 
As we've mentioned on the show more than once, Swilson and I are up for anything "wave". Same thing for "fi". Warm Speakers, from NYC, are practitioners of "Glo-fi". What the is that? From what I can tell, it's psyche-y shoegaze-y Nyquil jams for neon maniacs. And I dig it. Glow on! (K)

7. Jack Wrangler : Anatomy of an Icon
This documentary, put out by  tla releasing, a former video store that yours truly worked at for a few years in Philadelphia, is really hilarious.  It chronicles his life from gay porn Icon, to straight porn Icon (!), to his  success in "legitimate" theater. Also he married songbird Margaret Whiting who was twenty years his senior and he was gay! A Totally interesting and charming character, well worth the watch. (S)

6. Creepy Calvin Klein ads from the 90's
They based these on, what? Porn auditions? White slavery auctions? Apparently these ran, briefly, on TV in the 90's. They'll make you feel real dirty.  (K)

5. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - 12 Bar Bruise (2012)
The record is out today! It's got everything you'd expect from these Aussie freak flaggers. Lot's oh drivin' drums and oohs and aaahs and oh no's in all the party places, distorted vocals, non-distorted vocals, twanging, banging, droning guitars like surfing' bird and cut your hair mashed up by….well…. Australians, drunk Australians, if you know what i'm talkin' about. You hear me talkin'?  Get it! (S)

4. The Strange Sound Phenomenon
All over the world, people are experiencing weird, disturbing sounds. Basically, they sound like the Earth itself, groaning in pain. That's probably what it is. Why not? (K)

3. All Saved Freak Band - For Christians, Elves and Lovers (1976)
Maybe the most exciting Jesus Rock band of all time. Born out of an ohio commune with a history that crosses paths with heavy hitting rock bands like James Gang and It's A Beautiful Day, the culturally significant milestones of Kent State, kidnapping, brainwashing, deprograming, industrial accidents and the loss limbs. The All Saved Freak Band breaks most musical boundaries in it's attempt to save the souls of the Rock 'N Roll generation, whirling psychedelic ballroom blitz, beautiful chamber folk, down and dirty beard boogie, all praise to the most high. I could only get my sinful digital hands on For Christens, Elves and Lovers a record that owes as much to the Lord Of The Rings as it does the bible. (S)

2. Get Well Soon - Roland , I Feel You
Wow. I will tell you from the onset that I am thoroughly confused by what's going on, but I'm into it, nonetheless. Get Well Soon is a one-man band(?) who composes soundtrack music for crazy, hallucinogenic movies that don't exist. Except, well, since there's a video for Roland, I Feel You, they sorta do. It's from Get Well Soon's upcoming Giallo-inspired album, The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads. Confusing, but awesome. (K)

1. Liespotting: Proven Techniques To Detect Deception by Pamela Mayer
Deception and lies are a part of life. We all lie all day about all kinds of things. "yeah I like your new shirt", "it's really no problem", "i'll be back in ten minutes". Lies help smooth things over and keep society moving. We are hard wired to deceive. Babies learn to fake a cry to get attention, birds, fish and plants use all kinds of trickery in mating selection and food acquisition. Those are "white lies" but when people lie about the big stuff, in business dealings and relationships. That's where it hurts.  Since most people are statistically more likely to lie at work, this book by former entertainment executive Pamela Meyer is geared up to help make the difficult  decision of weather or not to trust someone in the work place easier.  Mostly it's an amazing book about the nature of human communication. How words only make up a small percentage of actual communication. How to read body language, eye movement and even smells when dealing with someone else. Since I live in Los Angeles where lies grown on palm trees and deception is in the water I thought It might come in handy (S)

Saturday, September 1, 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 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. Rolling Stone All Access
So here's something awesome: if you subscribe to Rolling Stone (you have to subscribe to the print edition for some reason. There's no digital-only subscription. Still, it's only $20 a year), you get instant access to EVERY ISSUE they've ever printed, going back to the late 60's. There's limitations – you can only read them on a browser, no offline downloads – but still, it's a pretty incredible treasure trove of music and pop culture. Listen to Rumours and crack open a (digital) copy of Rolling Stone from 76, it's like time traveling! (K)

12. Rockaway Beach
The summer is almost gone and I'm wrapping up my east coast summer vacation. The other day my brother took me out to Rockaway Beach and I have to say I'm impressed. They got a cool thing happening on the boardwalk there around B. 96. A bunch of young hipsters took over some concession stands and it's a damn good time. You can get a gourmet hamburger, homemade ice-cream, a cold bold beer and listen to a psychedelic band play live, than go for a swim. But the creme' de la creme has to be former Orgone Energy bass player Johnny DiCosmo's Italian Ice. Johnny adds a modern twist to his family's nearly one hundred year old tradition. All organic ingredients  and way out flavors like strawberry avocado.  It's maybe the best summer desert in the whole country. You only got a few days before he wraps it up for the summer so head out there! (S)

11. Nocturna
Belly dancer turned “actress” Nai Bonet wrote, produced, and starred in this amazing (and amazingly cheap) disco vampire flick from 1979. Everything about it is jaw-dropping. Nai's acting is horrendous, she's naked in it every five minutes, Brother Theodore is in it (!) as her werewolf manservent, John Carradine stumbles around as a very creaky Count Dracula, there's terrible dancing and bad disco, the vampire/bat transformations are handled via primitive animation, and the dialogue sounds like it was written by someone attending English as a second language night classes. Also, it was rumored to have been bankrolled by a mobster, who turned up dead a year later.  A cult classic in the making, dig it up! (K)

10. Hicky & Boggs
This is one dark and disturbed movie directed by Robert Culp and written by Walter Hill. It's a hard boiled neo-nior and is really completely relentless and bleak. It's no wonder that it was a commercial failure when it came out, i'm sure it was a further reminder that the early 70's were, yes….a bummer. None the less it's some kind of masterpiece, too bad Culp didn't direct more of 'em. (S)

9. Septien
Great little weirdfilm about a trio of dysfunctional brothers living in the woods somwhere who happen to stumble across the high school coach who molested one of 'em, causing him to dissappear for 18 years. They ponder what to do about it when a loony snake-oil preacher shows up to help exact revenge. This is a comedy, by the way, although there's not a chuckle in it. You gotta see it just for the scene where they all lie in bed and sing the “Smother the demons” song. Thoroughly whacked and unsettling, but with a surprising amount of heart and a sorta happy ending. (K)

8. The Worst Cars Of All Time
Everybody is always raving about the best cars of all time and many an Advanced Demonologist envisions himself hurtling through liquid light time and space behind the wheel of a 1973 Dodge Charger. We rarely have the alternate fantasy of being stuck in traffic on the 405 behind the wheel of an overheating Ford Pinto. (S)


7. The Mystery of Oak Island
Oak island is a tiny hunk of land in Nova Scotia. There's a mysterious pit on the island, 200 feet deep, that many people believe holds Captain Kidd's treasure. Unfortunately, the pit is booby trapped. Treasure hunters have spent the last hundred years trying to get to the bottom of that pit, and they've failed every time. At 90 feet, they found a stone with inscriptions on it that may explain what's down there, but so far, no one's been able to translate it, although it's online, so you can take a crack at it yourself. There was even an episode of In Search Of about it! Crazy stuff. (K)

6. Lonnie Frisbee
I haven't seen the 2007 documentary about the man yet, in fact I just discovered him a few seconds ago when I did the the search on youtube for "Hippie Death" (you see how a great mind works?).   Lonnie Frisbee (is that the best name of all time?) was the real life leader of the Jesus freak Movement. Since we like Jesus rock almost as much as we love Disco on this blog It's about time we dig deeper. (S)


5. Cat Gang – Locomotive Breath
Cat Gang was an Italian disco studio project. In 1983, they released their debut (and only) single – a nine-minute discofied version of Jethro Tull's Locomotive Breath, complete with maximum flute jams. Majestic shit! (K)


4. Peter Brotzmann - Nipples (1969)
Sorry guys, it's been a lot of traveling and listening to old favorites on the ipod. I know not a single Heavy Metal band ever listened to this record and it's considered by most to be a jazz record, even though most jazz fans have never heard and those that have hate it  and when you're riding on a bus from New York City to Atlantic City, it will cause a minor panic attack. (S)

3. Marahachibu
Amazing, hardcore psych-garage from Japan circa 1971. Maybe it's the singer's accent, but this sounds a lot like the proto Sex Pistols to me! (K)

2. UFO - Rock Bottom
Is the official song of Swilson's four week tour of the Jersey shore. It might be the number one beer drinking song of the summer , I listened to this tune every chance I got and I'd like to thank the song itself for rocking so hard and the band UFO circa '75 for all the summer of 2012 memories. (S)

1. Montreal – A Summer's Night
Well, it's September, so we can put this bizarre summer to rest. Dunno how it was for you, but for me, it was alternately amazing and devastating. I'm looking forward to a much breezier (hopefully) Autumn. To send off the summer of '12, here's a suitably dreamy meditation on the season by long-gone early 70's Quebec psychedelic outfit Montreal. Stay cool, everybody. (K)