Saturday, December 29, 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. Jeremy Steig – Fusion
I know, nobody likes fusion. I'm with you, man. “Jazz-rock” is the worst. But this cat Jeremy Steig is a whole different trip. Half-paralyzed from wiping out on his motorcycle as a reckless youth, he developed a unique style of flutin' that is apparent from the first note. It's like he sings – and sometimes screams – right into the flute. It's fuckin' dynamite. He's got a couple dozen records out, stretching from the mid 60's to just a couple years ago (he's still active at 70), but my fave is the Fusion album from 1970. A double-album set, it's pure jazz-funk mega-flute jam bliss. As one Jazzbo critic noted, it sounds like it defies gravity. Seriously groovy, and one of the best albums I've heard this year. (K)

12. GR - Reverse Age
Gregory Raimo (GR)  is the  axe wielding Frenchman behind the ever sizzling blow-out known as the Gunslingers. This is his third solo record. The one before this was a collaboration with Michael Yonkers.  You know the drill, eat a bunch of yellow pills, wash it down with orange juice, have a seizure and grab a guitar. (S)

11. Ten Hours of Kate Upton's bouncing boobs
Some dude – clearly a hero of some sort, or perhaps a madman – has edited together a startling ten-hour loop of curvy supermodel Kate Upton bouncing down the runway in bikini tops that are clearly too small for the remarkable bounty she possesses. I could live without the techno track, but you can always add your own ten-hour mix. I'd suggest something with flutes. Either way, this is a pretty fantastic way to wile away a day at work. (K)

10. A Gang of KISS Children
My wife and I stumbled upon this strange street gang while wandering the streets of downtown L.A. shortly before departure. (S)

09. Stacey Dash Is Normal
Imagine Curb Your Enthusiasm, only instead of prickly, uber-rich aging comedian/curmudgeon Larry David, it starred the less-rich-but-still-loaded hot actress from Clueless, who, it turns out, is also a prickly curmudgeon? I have no idea if this is gonna be a web series or it's going to be a TV show or what, but whatever it is, I am going to watch the hell out of it. (K)

08. DMZ
I saw David Johansen at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch the other night. He was awesome but we're kinda like CNN here at Advanced Demonology, if we don't have a good clip we can't report it. Since it was straight up party music I got a little buzzed up. One of the opening bands played a DMZ cover and I forgot how much I liked that band. Boston Proto-Punk produced by may main men Flo & Eddie. (S)

07. The International Banana Museum
In a continued effort to bring culture to Demonology, I present you with another museum. Last week, I told you about the 8 Track museum and this week, the banana museum. Everybody loves bananas. They're fun to eat, fun to look at, fun even just to think about. And this screwball has a whole goddamn museum dedicated to them. Bonus: it's located on the shore of the doomed Salton Sea, effectively guaranteeing that no one will go there, ever. (K)

06. Dresden Leningrad
You would think there would be more World War Two themed Doom Rock. (S)

05. Heavenly Bodies
This Playboy-produced romance/drama from 1984 is about two warring aerobics studios. The small. Plucky aerobics studio is being bought out by the big corporate one across the street, until they are challenged to an aerobics dance marathon. The winner gets the studio. And so that's what they do, they have a goddamn aerobics dance marathon. This movie is out-a-sight. 90% of it is just girls sweating in leotards. The rest you can nap through. The 80's were awful, but occasionally, they were tremendous. (K)

04. The Erotic City Electric Blues Band
I'm sure at some point this duo is going to shorten the name to: Erotic City. It was written in a basement and recorded in a barn. Kinda like a Swilson record. Written in a Mansion, recored in a shed.  Great mix of everything fast and heavy and fucked up. More magic to come I'm certain of it. Where's Portsmouth? Is that New Hampshire? (S)

03. Nocto Loco
I need to get me one of these things!!! Drive my parents nuts! (S)

02. JuJu - In Trance
Justin Adams, who plays guitar for Robert Plant, teamed up with Gambian griot
Juldeh Camara.  Perfect name for the record and you might be in trance by the end of this thing. (S)

01. Your Reflection - Electric Indian
Awesome, head-spinning psychedelic moog-rock from Kansas City. Tremendous stuff,
I been trippin' out on it all week. You can get the digital version on Bandcamp for 7 bucks;
all proceeds go towards getting this thing down on wax. Groovy. (K)

1 comment:

  1. Great call on the DMZ. Gotta give that LP a spin again...