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)

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