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)

1 comment:

  1. Given David Sylvian's presence on the edge of avant-garde pop music, Richard Barbieri's work with Porcupine Tree and Mick Karn's sorta-new age/sorta-fusion/sorta-prog rock solo stuff, it's still weird to see them in their glam rock adolescence (pun intended). I'll admit to thinking Japan didn't really hit its stride until it went all arty and New Romantic, but I still think its early "We wanna be the Dolls" work is unfairly dismissed.