Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Advanced Demonology 36: Witches II

This is how we celebrate the holidays at Advanced Demonology: with witches. Witchsongs by witchbands for witchy people!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Advanced Demonology 35: Rapegoat

This week, Ken and Swilson talk to southern-fried scuzzrockers Rapegoat!
Plus, sweet jams galore!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Advanced Demonology 34: Snake Oil

This week, Ken and Swilson trawl through the fetid swamps of Florida to chew alligator skulls with sludgekings Snake Oil. Plus: plenty of hot jams for cold nights. A miracle cure for tired ears? Yep. Trust us.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Advanced Demonology Episode 33: Red Wizard

This week, Ken and Swilson talk to fuzzfreaks Red Wizard. Plus, we conjure up sweet jams galore!
This ain't no hocus pocus, this is Advanced Demonology!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast Episode 32

This week, Ken and Swilson succumb to the pleasures and terrors of autumn. November songs by November bands for November people! Feel the chill!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Advanced Demonology Lesson 30: Demons II!

Tonight, demonsongs by demonbands!
Join us for a ride though the rock n' roll inferno!

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Advanced Demonology Lesson 29: 68-75

This week, Ken and Swilson talk to Atlanta Classic rockers 68-75!

Plus: Worst Band Name We Heard This Week, Best Song of the Week, Epic Closer, and sweet jams galore! 

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Next week: Demons II

Monday, October 21, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast 28: Shoraiders

This week, Ken talks with Maria from Finnish super-rockers Shoraiders!

Plus: Best song of the week, Epic closer, and sweet jams galore!
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Next week: 68-75!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Advanced Demonology Lesson 27: Future City

This week, Ken and Swilson take you on a rocketship ride to a world 100,000 years away. Future sounds by future bands for future people!

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Next week: Shoraiders!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast 25: Back to School Special

This week, it's our Back to School Special, loaded with sweet jams about weird times in the hallways and locker rooms of rock n' roll high schools everywhere!

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Next Week: Future City!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast 24: Ted Russell Kamp

On this week's show, Ken and Swilson talk to Americana/country/70's AM Gold revivalist Ted Russell Kamp!

Plus: sweet jams galore!
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Next week: the Advanced Demonology Back to School Special!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Advanced Demonology 20 re-up!

*Some folks had trouble downloading this one, so this is a new upload!*

This week, Ken and Swilson talk to Darius, head honcho at Chicago's Criminal IQ Records and deathpunk jammers Claw Toe! Plus killer tracks galore!!

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Coming This Saturday, August 31st: MAG Live! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast Lesson 21: The Crazy Squeeze

Tonight, Ken and Swilson talk rock with Hollywood superlegend Frankie Delmane of glam-slammers The Crazy Squeeze! Plus: sweet jams galore!

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Coming next week: Maximum Flute Jams!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast Lesson 20: Claw Toe

This week, Ken and Swilson talk to Darius, head honcho of Chicago garage-rawk label Criminal IQ records and death punk jammers Claw Toe! Plus killer tracks galore!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast 19: Ice Dragon

This week, Ken and Swilson talk space, 70's AM rock, conspiracies, and DOOOOOM with Ron from Boston heavies Ice Dragon!
Plus sweet jams galore!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast 18: Yes Mistress

Behold! Advanced Demonology Weekly is here!

This week, Ken and Swilson are joined by Long Beach party-wreckers Yes Mistress for a fast n' loose jaw-session about puke, punk, and global domination. Plus, sweet jams from Generous Maria, Plaag, Lantern, Tales of Terror, and lots more! Plus: The Best Song of the Week, Worst Band Name of the Week and more! Dig it!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dead Lord

Dead Lord
Goodbye Repentance
High Roller Records
People think you can just have two guitarists playing the same notes at the same time and you've got Thin Lizzy. You do not. although you do probably have Ten Years After. Anyway, in order to properly channel the spirit of Lizzy, you also need swagger and heart and a healthy sense of humor, and Stockholm's Dead Lord have all of that, as well as hooks, riffs, and showmanship. Awesome record.

- Ken

Monday, July 29, 2013

Earthen Grave

Earthen Grave 
Earthen Grave (reissue)
Ripple Music
Trouble were/are one of the greatest American rock n' roll bands ever. Initially hobbled with the fucking horrible “white metal” tag (they were kinda Jesus-y in their early 80's days, although so were Sabbath, if you think about it), they eventually progressed from thunderous doom metal to an amazing Beatles-y psychedelic hard rock band. But for whatever reason, they've had trouble keeping their ranks together, and offshoots eventually developed. This is my favorite one. Featuring Trouble bassist Ron Holzer and violin virtuoso (!) Rachel Pine, this is an awesomely bleak collection of grungy doom-rock, hooky and even radio-ready, but laced with atmosphere so thick you could choke on it. Seductively dismal stuff. I really dig it, although it should probably come with a bottle of Prozac or at least a flyer for the suicide hotline. Initially self-released on CD last year, Ripple snatched it up and re-issued it on a righteous double-slab of black vinyl.

- Ken 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Big news!

Hey bright eyes...
the Advanced Demonology podcast is going weekly!

See you in a few days!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

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. Metal Queens channel on youtube 
This channel compiles rare videos of female metal screamers from the 80’s and there’s a couple really rare/awesome clips in there, including Belgian devil-worshippers Acid and New York lingerie abusers Blacklace! (K)

 12. Hackamore Brick
Kama Sutra. What have we been telling you guys on the podcast? Everything they put out was great. Lost 70's Cult Band? I never met anyone who was in the Hackamore Brick cult cause I would of joined many goddamn years ago. This is right up your filthy, seedy, dirty little alley. (S)

11. Bloearg
The problem with Logan's Run? Not enough thrash metal. Bloearg fuckin' fixed that. (K)

10. Big Eyes - Almost Famous
That's pretty much all of these days-Almost Famous. A bunch of kids move from Jersey to Oregon. Why? Maybe to make a really awesome Rock 'n Roll Record. (S)

9. Black Metal Antiquarium
Wanna see cool old photos of weirdos, like Tom Warrior wearing a fuckin' LA Guns shirt? Check out the Black Metal Antiquarium! (K)

8. The Fall - Re-Mit
The new record is out. It's their 2,000th release? It's fucking awesome. Mark E. Smith is the  Merlin the Magician of outsider rock 'n roll. (S)

7. Witches of God
Poppy, Bolanesque(!) stoner-doom jams pressed on tasty wax with a striking naked chicks cover. If you slept on the Bloody Hammers thing and missed out, well, the Witches of God thing is just like the Bloody Hammers thing. So don’t miss out this time! (K)

6. Bad Noids
The Cleveland metro area has been breeding disenfranchised youth going all the way back to the Civil War.  Bad Noids are the latest crop of nihilists from the region to pick up an axe and a can of beer. This is some serious "folk" music (Hardcore is folk music) for people who are not having any fucking fun in life. Imagine stumbling on to this picnic in the woods? Much love. (S)

5. What It's Really Like to Work in a Music Store
I used to have a friend who worked at a music store. It was his dream job until he finally got the gig. It turned him into a neurotic wreck. He didn’t play his guitar for years after that dumb fuckin’ job. This dude, who posts short video snapshots of his life selling guitars and keyboards to people who have no business owning guitars or keyboards, clearly shares my pal’s pain. Funtimes. (K)

4. PC Worship
This came suggested to us by the kids in Lantern. It's really good. Undefinable weirdo rock 'n roll that  infuses field recordings with break neck beats, psychedelic, folk and prog-ness. Out-tastic.  (S)

3. Going Attractions
Probably the second greatest American invention (we gotta give rock n’roll top-billing), drive-ins were the perfect spot to lose your virginity or your mind. There still isn’t a better way to see cinematic trash like Astro Zombies or Bloodsucking Freaks or Hobo With a Shotgun. This new doc tells the whole sordid story. Bring ‘em back already! (K)

2. Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco
From the folks at dust to digital. This heat wave won't break and I feel like I'm melting. I needed some severely hot weather music to get me through. (S)

1. Blood Ceremony
I know, there’s a ton of femme-fronted “occult rock” bands out there and that we’ve mentioned just about all of ‘em here on the Top 13, but I am going on record to say that Canadian doom-folkers Blood Ceremony – who have a great new album out, The Eldritch Dark – are the best of the bunch. Why? Because FLUTES, MOTHERFUCKER. (K)

Friday, July 12, 2013

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. Ron Wood - I've Got My Own Album to Do
A lost classic. In alot of ways a lost Stones record.  It convinced Mick and Keith who we're already doing drugs with Ronnie that he might be also be able to join the band because of his playing too. The cast of characters is awesome: Mick and Keith, Mick Taylor, David Bowie, Rod Stewart and a host of cool classic rock session men. Party time! (S)

12. Sex in films
This amazing website catalogs instances of sex/nudity in film starting from the beginning. I mean, seriously, the very beginning of filmmaking. Like in the silent era. Pre 1920's. Wanna see the world's FIRST porno? Now you can. You might regret it, though. That's somebody's great-great grandmother, you know. Anyway, goodtimes. Thanks, Sex in Films! (K)

11. Firefall 
I've only got the 1st LP and it's way groovy. If your in the mood for some smooth Fleetwood Mac or Steely Dan type 70's mellow this is for you. Hot summer night music. (S)

10. Cassette documentary
You knew this would have to happen eventually. Hot on the heels of the 8 Track doc and the VHS doc, here's a bunch of folks waxing nostalgic about, probably, the worst goddamn medium of all time. Fuck, remember having to fix these things with a goddamn pencil? Paying 11 dollars or whatever for the new Pussy Galore cassette for your Walkman, and the tape fucking snaps on the second listen? Fuck cassettes, man. But I'm totally gonna watch this anyway. (K)

9. Roland Kirk - We Free Kings (1961)
He's got a massive discography, hard to navigate. This is one of his early efforts. Strutting through post Charlie Parker bop and soul. Added bonus: Flutes!!! (S)

8. The Sleaze - Smokin' Fuckin' Cigs
Bunch of apes in a go-nowhere garage band from nowhere singing about how there's nothing to do but sit around and smoke smokes and stare at each other. So beautiful it makes me wanna cry. (K)

7. John Mayall - Blues From Laurel Canyon
John has been overlooked by many. He is remembered most for the seminal british blues record that launched Eric Clapton further into super start 'em. Peter Green pre-Fleetwood Mac and Pre-Stones Mick Taylor. Largely thought to be just a traditional blues guy and rarely revisited by 21st century acid heads and freaks.The truth of matter, he was a 60's freakster freek just like all the rest, banging out garage stomp classics like Witch Doctor and jazzed up work outs like Room to Move. Blues from Laurel Canyon brings us awesome fuzzed-up long hair music  along side heavy lidded folk tinged drones. Blues inspired yes but something all it's own and completely demonological. Get hip. (S)

6. Yes is the Answer
So, this book contains essays and short fiction (!) about prog rock. This book will either make you love prog rock more than you ever did, or hate it even more passionately. I haven't even read it yet, but the watercolor cover makes me love AND hate prog more than ever. Prog will not be denied, brothers and sisters. It's inside us all. (K)

5. Heavy Metal Archaeological Discoveries 
Here is a list of some severely grim and totally fucking metal archaeological discoveries.  Mass Viking beheadings, human sacrifice, giant bird claws, vampires killed with bricks, ancient chemical warfare, skulls stuffed with skulls, impossible stone statues, armies of clay soldiers, proto computers, scrolls and batteries from ancient Babylon. Any one thinking of forming a band should get a pad and paper out now! (S)

4. God's Cartoonist 
Awesome doc about Jack Chick, the religious fanatic who messed with kids' heads for decades with his sick little born-again weirdo comics. He's probably the reason Swilson and I are advanced demonologists today. He mighta invented black metal, who knows? Check it out. (K)

3. Da Captain Trips - Anechoic Chamber Outcomes I 
They can get the acid in Italy too. Somewhere between surf music and Ash ra kraut. Made for driving down a desert highway late at night. But I live in Jersey so I substituted the 10 freeway for the Garden State Parkway. Worked just fine. (S)

2. Outdoor Thai psych jam
I hate parties but I wanna be at this party. (K)

1. Lantern - Rock N' Roll Rorschach 
It's out now on Sophomore Lounge  and it' pretty much the best thing happening. Every song a super hit!  Certainly the album of the year for Swilson.  It's straight no chaser rock music with just the right amount of mystery, magick, sex appeal and weirdness that we all love and crave here at Advanced Demonology.  I've been a big fan of  Lantern's lo-fi recordings, but I've longed to hear them in a proper studio. I always felt the hiss and fuzz ascetic fogged stellar songwriting, killer riffs and undeniable swagger.  Too bad the time machine is broken because the next record deserves to be record at Electric Lady Land with Eddie Kramer, released on Atlantic and managed by Peter Grant. (S)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast Lesson 17: Summerjams II

This year, summer is not a bummer at all!
Join Ken, Swilson, Alistair, and Drew Buzzy as they usher in the season with sunny jams and (mostly) good vibes.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

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. Arc Neon
There's a whole subgenre of retro synthwave bands making imaginary soundtracks to 80's exploitation films that never existed. Arc Neon are one of the best. These are fucking crazy times, man (K)

12. Harvey Averne Documentary
The Vice President of Fania records. Not the most famous recording artist, but one of my all time favorites. A jewish kid from Brooklyn becomes one of the most important figures in Latin music? Go figure. In New York city anything is possible. These filmmakers are looking for some funding so you rich Demonologists, reach into your pockets, man. (S)

  11. TOAD (Take Over and Destroy) - Endless Night
Blackened death n' roll is the new rock n' roll, at least for the duration of Toad's new EP. (K)

10. Danny Gerrard - Sinister Morning (1970)
I don't know anything about Danny, in fact I don't think there really IS anything to know. He recored this amazing acid Dylan type record, called it Sinister Morning, one of the best album titles of all time and vanished. Left us here to ponder it in 2013. You guys are ganna love it. (S)

9. Japan!
My bud Frankie Delmane from the Crazy Squeeze hipped me to the existence of this awesome performance vid of Japan in their glam days doing the awesomely funky/weird Adolescent Sex. Fuckin' awesome. If they didn't start playing art rock after the first two records, they woulda been LEGENDS. (K)

8. Morita Doji - Mother Sky (1976)
From her Wiki page: "She was 20 years old when a friend's death inspired her first album. All of her albums keep to tragic or morbid themes." Hard to find even on the the inter web. Five Fingerz Of Dust has got some copies. (S)

7. Urban Struggle
Cool, rough n' rugged mini-doc about the death of a now-osbcure punk club in LA during the heyday of early hardcore, when punk was for punks! (K)

6. CA Quintet - Trip Thru Hell (1968)
Speaking of Fingerz Of Dust, when I was digging around for the Morita Doji records I stumbled upon the C.A. Quintet - Trip Trough Hell. I forgot how much I loved that record and dug up my Sundazed reissue and jammed on it non stop this week. The major gripe people have with this album is that it's plodding and meandering, but I think that's it's strength. It was hot as hell and the air conditioner was broken so it's a perfect.  (S)

5. Z Machines
So, Japan invented the first all-robot metal band. They're not that good but, you know, what do you expect? They're fuckin' robots. (K)

4. Mortillery
Dude, what's up with all the Canadian bullet-belt bands these days? Every 22 year old up there is wearing a battle-vest and worshipping the devil. Did 1985 just happen there now? However it happened, I'm into it. Here's another gang of fresh-faced hesher-barbarians, femme-fronted this time, kickin' out the speed metal jams! Horns up! (K)

3. Josefus - Dead Man (1970)
So one Top 13 post leads to another for Swilson and right next to A Trip Through Hell rested Josefus: Dead Man. I scored it the same day as the C.A. record from the Sundazed table at the WFMU record fair many a moon age ago. Crazy heavy boogie from Texas. Perhaps inspired by the Guess Who, but most likely influenced by weed, wine, whites and women. Great lyrics: " I've been standing here waiting with my perverted ideas". (S)

2. Bloodwave!
Get into it before it gets into you. (K)

1. Rainbow Promise - Rainbow Promise (1970)
If anyone ever makes you a Rainbow Promise don't fall for it! This is great lost jesus rock from the 60's but isn't all Jesus rock from the sixties lost? (S)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

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. Demo archives
Wanna look at the covers of hundreds of obscure/underground/cult metal and punk demos from the 80's? I guess the bad news is, there's no download links to actually LISTEN to the demos, which seems like a glaring oversight, but anybody with any kinda interest in this stuff is such an obessive weirdo (ahem) that merely staring at xeroxes of the actual cassettes is probably enough to stir up the waves of nostalgia. This is like porn for advanced demonologists. (K)

12. Steve Hillage - Arzachel
Rocking a little Steve Hillage of Gong fame this week. On rotation is the the 1969 Arzachel record. The name Arzachel is the Latinization of an Arab astronomer. It's also the name of a really young creator in the south central part of the visible moon. (S)

11. Empty Palace
What if 1979 never ended? What would it sound like now? It would sound like this, motherfucker.(K)

10. Iron Dogs - Cold Bitch
Those of you who aren't on the facebook role call of Fenriz's Band Of the Week should get on it so you can turn on to blisteringly bad ass metal bands like Iron Dogs.Posted yesterday, listened to all day today by yours truly. (S)

9. Pink Smoke - No Party
Why’s there no party? There’s no party because Pink Smoke were here a couple hours ago and they fuckin’ burned the place down to the ground. (K)

8. New Swears - Funny Isn't Real
So after listening to Iron Dogs all day I decided to click on the keyword "Ottawa" on bandcamp. I mean what's going on up there, right? Turns out, other than old school metal revival, some damn good Black Lips brand  60's garage punk. Which is a cool. These guys can really write juvenile delinquent type songs with massive catchy hooks AND they dress like bank robbers. Schools out for summer, school's out forever.(S)

7. My dad was in a band blog
Every dude of proper "dad age" was in a band. That's a fact. I'm not even a dad, but I'm dad age, and I was in a band (Screaming Gore Guts, with the guy from Anal Cunt. We were 16). That's the premise of this fun/funny blog: younger folks digging through their parents' photo albums and finding pics of their fathers rocking out in regrettable and/or amazing rock n' roll outfits. Swilson will be in the blog someday. Go daddies go! (K)

6. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Long Hair Music
If Advanced demonology took over the U.S. Government this might be our national anthem. This or Where Evil Grows by the Poppy Family. (S)

5. Zeus comics
One of the most elaborate pseudo-hoaxes I've ever seen, Zeus comics is a never-was pre-code comics publishing company specializing in horror and smut who were going gangbusters in the 40's and 50's but were shut down by the Man during the comcis code crackdown, and all remaining copies of their comics were destroyed. You can't even find any today, man. Don't even bother looking. Luckily, a graphic novel telling the whole tawdry tale will be out soon! (K)

4. Lee Hazelwood Live
You guys ever see any footage of Lee performing live? Me neither! (S)

3. Agressive Mutliator
This is how rock n' roll sounds from now on. Deal with it. (K)

2. The Voices of East Harlem
Dig this 20 member group from well…East Harlem. They worked with Curtis Mayfield and put out records on Elektra and somehow, I don't know how, drifted into obscurity. They are supremely bad ass. (S)

1. The Movies About Girls All Summer Move Marathon
Check out the Movies About Girls blog all summer longs for podcasts about and reviews of all your fave weirdo summer flicks from Ken, Swilson, and our whole gang of misfits and unemployables. Good times and no hassles all summer long. (K)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Advanced Demonological Record Review: The Bamboo Kids - Safe City Blues

In 1976 Travis Bickel in Taxi Driver about New York City, said that someday a real rain is going to come and wash the scum off the streets. The rain he was talking about  has come and gone. What form it took is up for debate, be it money, corporations, authoritarian mayors, gestapo police tactics, or  white flock. Many, mostly Rock 'n Rollers, lament the death of the blown out wasted wasteland, and what used to be coolest place in hell. It's a truly romantic notion from where we sit right now, rocking our minds out in front of a computer screen. But it's a particularly honky complaint. It might be a drag that the poverty and disparity has been washed away, if your a white kid from the suburbs. But If your family just got here from an even tougher slum in Puerto Rico, it ani't too cool when the pimp is your cousin, the hooker your sister, and the junkie is you.  But let me dream if I want to, right?

I have to say that personally I have been pretty primed for this record. The last three live shows I've seen have been David Johansen, Todd Rundgren (producer of the Dolls), and Walter Lure. Let's face it the best music from the east coast in the 20th century has been 1970 to 1977 rock from New York City ( that's not really true but...). The Velvets (we''ll sneak 'em in), The DollsKiss, Blue Oyster Cult, the Dictators, and the whole CBGB's crew (lump 'em all in).  The Bamboo Kids are sort of  the last bastion of that tradition. Make no mistake, kids, they are not, in fact I'm guessing they are all over forty.Old blues men lost in a changed city and an extremely  changed rock scene evident in much of the records subject matter: Safe city, privacy,  money, playing the fool, forever dumb, I can't believe it's changed, what happen to the conner store, trying to make it straight but still finding another hung over morning.  Heads spinning they get themselves sober because thats what they have to do because it's a modern world. When they were coming up they thought the opposite, you we're supposed to be fucked up. Not no more as any one can attest, And Brooklyn ain't no substitute for the lower east side of the 70's. 
A double record might be a bit much, like 1963 the year 2013 is all about the single so this is a bit expansive. The tunes require listener investment and relay less on hooks and heavily on tight songwriting with substance,  another thing that has gone out of fashion.  A good album to kick back with a beer and little plastic bag of something (potato chips?) on friday night after a long week of work, cause it's mainly about getting older, change, and the loss of tradition. Rock 'n Roll tradition. (S)

PS: The lead singer kinda give me the creeps in this Video. Reminds of the weird dude at the end of the bar in Long Island City that's already there at 6:30 when you just got off work and he knows the bar tender a little too well. I mean this as a compliment, I don't think any band has really ever captured that guy.

- Swilson 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

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. Ladymen
Blown out high energy boogie from Guadalajara. They just dropped these two songs this month so hot tamales yes they're red hot! (S)

12. Sex Before Suicide zine
"Let's talk about what is really happening, which is nothing." Fuck man, nothing funnier than a pissed-off French punk rocker! Sex Before Suicide is a great punk/trashfilm zine from Paris, cut and pasted and xeroxed just like you remember 'em, with an emphasis on 80's deathtrip culture. There's an interview in number 3 with the maniac behind infamous 80's psychozine Singin' Dose Anti-Psychotic Blues! That blew me away. I used buy copies from that dude and he would ask me to send him my girlfriend's old shoes instead of money. I can't believe they haven't locked him up yet. Anyway, if you like weird movies and snotty rock n' roll, pick this up! (K)

11. White Mystery - Telepathic
Fear drenched freak out from a pair of red-headed siblings with the last name White. Vacillating between pure punk abandon  & pop-tastic songwriting. Songs about secret gardens, spiders, cats, Martians, telepathy and pacts with Satan. What's happening in the youth for nothing underground? Sounds like some witchy shit is going on. I like it! It's their 3rd record. so check the back catalog as well. (S)


10. Theater of Life
You know that guy from the commercials where he interviews the kids? What are those even advertising? Anyways, this is what that guy does when he's not counting all this TV commercial cash: sitting in a lawn chair at the beach with his buddy and goofin' on the rubes. I can't believe Swilson and I didn't think of this first. Well Swilson, we can always do the Jersey shore edition. Like a franchise. (K)


9. Human Eye - 4: Into the Unknown
Timmy Vulgar hits the charts again with his punk rock space ace attack. It's the fourth full length in ten years and every time a record comes out by these guys I think's it's their best yet.  Proving somehow in 2013 that Detroit is still Rock City. (S)

8. Demon Pact
Long-lost NWOBHM band who released their first single a couple months after Venom and somehow got lost in the Satanic shuffle. There's a couple singles and EP tracks around, but even hardcore fans of the era don't remember much about 'em. Luckily, all the stuff they did has been unearthed and compiled on the seminal Released From Hell album, which you are gonna want, because not only is this great, raw, barely-contained NWOBHM, the singer is clearly either goofing or insane. Either way, fun times. (K)

7. Room 237
Did you ever get really baked and watch The Shining? Room 237 is pretty much every conspiracy theory, hidden meaning or crack pot message anyone could ever deduct, be it stoned or sober, from one the best horror movies ever made. I take an agnostic view of just about everything, including reality itself, so I was able to enjoy this without going off the deep end. (S)

6. Teddy Boys documentary
There are couple times in my life where I attempted the Teddy Boy look (17 and 22), but I could never keep up with the hair regiment. Still, those fuckers had style. As this mini-doc points out, they were also racist thugs who paved the way for skinhead culture, but nobody's perfect. (K)

5. Foxfur
Speaking of conspiracy theories, hidden meanings and crack pots going off the deep end, The new Damon Packard movie is "out" on youtube. It's a lysergic trip into the modern day world of information overload. I'm not sure what the hell it's really about but Damon might be the closest thing we have to Kubrick in modern times. Pretty goddam amazing! (S)

4Alice cooper band in audio recording ballad of Dwight frye
Wow ! Neal Smith posted this cool clip of the band at a German TV studio rehearsing to perform Ballad of Dwight Frye! Amazing! (K)

3. Rama Amoeba
I don't know what the any of  their records sound like, I'm guessing like T. Rex clones,  but I caught these guys live two weeks ago at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ, opening up for Walter Lure. They ruled!  It's a complete glam rock rip off but they're Japanese, so they get a free pass. Also they achieved, to my round eyes, total androgyny, which can be a good or bad thing in certain circumstances. but in Rock 'n Roll that's a good thing. Rebel Rules! (S)

2. Alice in Chains wastes the record company's money 
When I interviewed them a couple months ago, they told me about this. Basically, the label gave them a pile of cash to make an "electronic press kit" about their new album, but instead, they went full-tilt Andy Kaufman and invented a bunch of alter-egos that deride, villify, and call out Alice in Chains as hacks, lame-os, and rip-off artists. Really funny and nearly as punk as the French fanzine editor. (K)

1. Rat King - Godsend
Lock up your daughters, lock up your wife, lock up your back door  and run or your life. You know a band with a name like Rat King is destined make the Top 13. Pure creep fest from Newcastle.  Unadulterated raincoat pervert rock, slow, plodding, and manic. Maybe one of the weirdest, wildest things on the black market. (S)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

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. Captain Beyond bitchin' live footage! 
A whole set, live from Montreux. Far fuckin' out. (K)

12. Super Ego 
These are my friends down in Brazil who make a most amazing cosmic witches brew of psychedelic free funk.  Like everything musical that comes from Brazil, it's awesome. Cosmic Moods / Mystic Groove is the latest, and I can tell you that the title is apt. Get down!! (S)

11. Camp Meeting Jubilee
From 1916. The first documented use of "rock n' roll" in a song. Pretty spooky, too. 1916 sounds nutty.  (K)

10. Wendell Harrison - Organic Dream
Wendell's organic dream is not the same as say, Whole Foods organic dream.  His dream is infinitely more cosmic and intensely sexual. Involving ginseng, love juice and a green meadow. Sounds like my kinda organic dream. Can you believe this space funk was recorded and released in the profoundly un-spacy year of 1981? It's sounds totally 1972. Speaking of 1972, Wendell Harrison put out a record called: An Evening With The Devil.  It just made this years Christmas list. (S)

9. Infandous
As close to a full-on nervous breakdown as I've ever heard in a "song". Outsider black metal from from the locked ward. (K)

8. Krypts - Unending Degradation
The first full length by Krypts is a never ending juggernaut of constantly interweaving death and doom metal.   For those of you who are hip to that world view but you can't decide if your more into personal individual death or the destruction of the entire planet and maybe even the universe. This record will help you figure it out.  (S)

7. Creepy 1920's Photos of the Boogieman
Ever wonder what was lurking under your great-grandparent's beds? Now you know. Sleep tight. (K)

6. Arrowwood - Beautiful Grave
This is sorta like if those two twins in The Shining that keep showing up asking Danny boy "to come and play with us" teamed up with Fairport Convention in an enchanted forest. Skip right to the title track, you're sold. (S)

5. Warning
Holy fuck, mask-wearing German early 80's death-disco freaks Warning have an actual VIDEO for their crazed "hit" Why Can the Bodies Fly, and it's as insane as you'd imagine. (K)

4. Keshco - The Blood, The Horror
They claim on the bandcamp page that they are influenced by Lalo Schifrin, NASA flight recordings, Elvis Costello, Lord Sutch and Iggy. I don't know but this is the closest thing we have to the Deviants in 2013 or maybe the Holy Modal Rounders. This thing get's more outside with each progressing track.  Is LSD still available on the streets of London? If it is contact Keshco cause they got it. This is real! (S)

3. Turmoil in the Toybox
Pastor Gary Greenwald was infamous for his 80's rants against backmasking and the "satanic" messages in songs as innocuous as Queen's 'Another One Bites the Dust'. He pretty much found satanic panic everywhere, even in kid's toys. This completely fucking bonkers show finds Gary exposing the terrible truth behind everything from He Man figures to Yoda dolls. Spoiler alert: God don't like 'em! (K)

2. Sabbath chopped and Screwed
Ever just drink too much cough syrup and smoke so many blunts that even Black Sabbath sounds too fast for you? I'm not sure who made this and to be honest I didn't bother to look into it. But whoever it is they did a great job, mixing in samples form movies, bong water bubbles and classical music fills. Wildly relaxing. (S)

1. Laibach documentary
The scariest joke band of all time? The world's most militant anti-militants? Tongue-in-cheek fascism? Disco for people forbidden to dance? The death and rebirth of rock n' roll? Yeah, all of that.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Advanced Demonology Podcast Lesson 16: Birds

This month, soar with the eagles, feast with the buzzards, and keep your eye on the sparrows as Advanced Demonology takes you higher than ever before!

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

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. SOV Horror Garbage
Back in the 80’s there was so much demand for new product on the shelves of video stores that backyard DIY “movie producers” started churning out next-to-no-budget camcorder gutspillers and foisting them on the public as legit flicks. That used to drive me nuts back then – imagine paying $4.00 to watch Cannibal Campout! – but these days, I can appreciate the lunatic enthusiasm and high-80’s fashions. THIS GUY has uploaded dozens of ‘em on his Youtube channel, so for a weekend of blinding VHS delirium, look no further. My personal fave? Try sitting through the awesomely terrible Dead Girls, a stalk n’ slash about an all-girl “hard rock” band getting menaced by a sadistic killer. Let the warm ketchup flow! (K)

  12. Judge Bitch - Viper
I don't know what distinguishes Judge Bitch's brand of 80's style drugged induced trance music from other drug induced 80's nostalgia but I think they really got the album cover right on this one. Too bad it's a digital album. Like if you drank a whole bottle of cough medicine and tried to watch a Miami Vice marathon.(S)

11. Brutus – Personal Riot
What the fuck, do they give out degrees in Rock N’ Roll Motherfuckery in Norway or something? Oslo just has to be wall-to-wall denim demons. They must run out of beer and Thin Lizzy records constantly. Anyway, Brutus is bad-ass, they sound like Sabotage-era Sabbath, and they’ve got a new record coming out. Here’s a taste. (K)

10. Tucky Buzzard
A friend of mine/mind in Malibu brought this band up to me and I forgot how much I liked them.  They were former members of the The End, who put out a masterpiece of psychedelia produced by, of all people, the anti-psych Bill Wyman. They some how released five record between 1969 and 1973 but were still doomed to obscurity. I don't know how this popularity contest works. If I did, Advanced Demonology would have a coffee table book out by now. (S)

9. Raging Slab documentary
Everybody seems to have forgotten these downtown boogie merchants, but for awhile there, they were the only ones keeping belt-buckle 70’s rock alive in the 80’s. Found this back-in-the-day doc on ‘em earlier this week, and its goodtimes. Bring back the Dynamite Monster Boogie show! (K)

8. Sweet Gravy
True outsider metal from the bay area ( I think?), where outsider metal became insider metal and back again. If White Boy and The Average Rat band were around Sweet Gravy would open for them or him or it or whatever….(S)

7. Fucked-up Austrian Performance Art
Otto Meuhl died this week. He was one of several deranged performance artists from Austria who mangled meat and covered their audiences in blood to make some kind of statements back in the 70's. I remember reading about them in Apocalypse Culture or somewhere back in the 80’s. I haven’t thought about them since then, because tossing around sheep intestines no longer make sense to me, but Flavorwire did  a cool write-up on that weird scene a couple days ago, and it’s worth a look. My fave of that bunch was Hermann Nitsch, who basically invented every black metal gimmick a dozen or so years ahead of the curve. (K)

6. Mayumi Kojima
Run don't walk over to the Bodega Pop blog and grab your self a raging slab of this groovy as hell Jap-Jazz-psych-beat. This might annoy me if I knew what she was saying but all I know is that It's got the word "poltergeist" in the title so I love it. (S)

5. The Sunshine is Too Long
Mystic Siva was a short-lived heavy psych band from Detroit who released one awesome headspinner of a record in ’70 and then imploded. The weather went haywire this week and summer exploded all over the east coast, so Swilson and I have been basking in the life-giving rays of the sun all week. So far it’s been great, but you know how it goes, we’ll be begging for relief by next Tuesday. Mystic Siva knows what we’re talking about. Lie down in the grass and listen to this as your brain boils into soup. (K)

4. Spirit - Live 1971
It has been a big week of blog pilfering by Swilson. This one comes from a spot I ain't never been to before until now called…dig this…Rare Music.  Spirit is maybe the most underrated band to come out of the 60's L.A. pantheon. Headed by the Jimi Hendrix taught guitarist Randy California and his bald headed step-father, Spirit made some of the most original sounding rock of all time. Here is a great document of all the lysergic intensity you could ever want or need. (S)

3. Puke - Back To the Stone Age
A mind bending hybrid of  punk & metal. If you slam danced to Iron Maiden's Killers inside a blown out squat in Sweden. Do people still call it slam dancing? I'm guessing Puke did. (S)

2. Hexvessel: Masks of the Universe
Hexvessel have a new EP out. You remember those guys? Dudes from Finland, playing psychedelic death-folk. They just released a new video. It’s  13 minutes long and it aims to blow your mind. And it will (K).

1. A Band Called Death
Seems kinda impossible, really: an all-black power-trio from Detroit playing proto-punk in 1974? But that’s what happened. This is their story. Far fuckin’ out, man. (K)