Saturday, February 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 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. Alan Davey - Captured Rotation
This is the 1996 solo record from 80's era Hawkwind bassist. He's a monster player and this collection is mostly monstrous rocket fueled instrumental tracks with a guest vocal on two tracks by that crazy motherfucker Ron Tree. I saw Tree perform with Hawkweed circa '96 and I was blown away by his snarling Johnny Rotten delivery and the fact that he was half naked with his whole body painted red and giant electric glowing devil horns on his head. Alan Davey is a disciple of Lemmy just the same as me and Ken and you are too.  Space is the place!  (S)

12. Koncz Zsuzsa
Konzy (as I like to call her) was basically the France Gall of Hungary. Hungarian Ye Ye is where it's at, man. Apparently she took on The Man shortly after her dollybird phase, and became a protest singer, which is not an easy gig when you live so close to a gulag. Anyway, everybody sing along! (K)

11. James Luther Dickinson - Dixie Fried
Pure memphis swagger! James is a heavy hitter from Tennessee. His street cred is undeniable. He played piano on Wild Horses by the Stones, and on Teenage Head by the Flamin' Groovies. He produced records for Big Star, The Replacements, Tav Falco, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Mudhoney. What are you waiting for?  (S)

10. Inner Tubes
I don't know exactly what the fuck is going on here, why any of this is happening, or if there's a bigger point to it or what, but the takeaway is, Gary Busey explains how to have sex with an inner tube in this video. You know, in case that's something you were pondering. It's good to know your options.(K)

9. Pressurehed
 Did I post this already? If so…sorry brother. If not, check it out. A space rock band from L.A. same mid 90's era as the Davey record. I saw these guys perform a bunch. To me they were the ultimate cosmonaut rock band of the 90's. They even backed up Nik Turner! Brainstorm here I go!!!!   (S)

8. Curtains!
Awesomely creepy new band that's half Chrome circa '78, half Alice Cooper Band circa '69. Just a total depraved lo-fi nightmare, really. Their album, Deep in Night City, is out now. (K)

7. The Deviants - Disposable
All you Demonologists know who the Deviants are and I ain't ganna waste your time. If ya don't know about 'em, listen to Disposable. It's anything but and has been on captured rotation here at Orgonon all week long.   (S)

6. The Source documentary
Holy smokes! In the California episode of the Advanced Demonology podcast, Swilson introduced everyone to Father Yod, the gentle psychedelic guru who not only led the prolific acid rock band Ya Ho Wha 13, but also sheparded the Source commune, one of the more benign 70's freakout cults. Drag City (home of Neil Hamburger!) has produced a documentary about Yod and his trippy family, and it looks amazing! (K)

5. Forever Changes: Arthur Lee And The Book Of Love by John Einarson
Great book! If your as obsessed with Love and Arthur Lee as I am this is the one to read. Meticulously researched and includes long monologues from Lee himself. Does a great job in separating fact from fiction and believe you me there was a ton of lore about Love. In a way it's kind of bummer in the summer to find out that some of the crazier shit about them isn't true. I won't give it anything away here.  (S)

4. Injun Joe – Indian Priest
A total obscurity from 1970, this is one of the greatest, eeriest vintage psych tunes I've ever heard. The weird thing is, it's just a one-off single from a Belgian studio band. Accidental genius? (K)

3. The Devil's Blood
I don't how I missed all this? They are apparently pretty big. Metal Blade puts 'em out. They are Dutch and if you know anything about the Dutch you know that historically they excel at female fronted occult rock. I can't stop playing this Christ or Cocaine song. (S)

2. Pop-O-Pies
A early 80's San Francisco punk band had an unexpected local radio hit with this awesome cover of The Dead.   (S)

1. Satanic Doomadelica
The first unofficial Advanced Demonology CD compilation, curated by yours cruelly and featuring Swilson's smash hit Cool Skull, is available with the new issue of Metal Hammer. It's their “Occult Rock” special. Pick it up, rock out, and hail Satan. (K)


  1. I'm really looking forward to that Metal Hammer CD. Not a mag I usually read, I admit, but I'm loving all this weirdo occult metal that's coming up these days.

    Speaking of which, Swilson, all the Devil's Blood stuff is really good. Unfortunately, they just announced their breakup.