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)

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