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Friday, October 13, 2006

Musical update

1. OK, so progress with the Mountain Goats is being made. I've only listened so far to All Hail West Texas, and I like several of those songs - but I am absolutely blown away by "The Mess Inside".

2. Universal is releasing The Complete John Peel Sessions by the House of Love shortly - next week or the week after. It's a two-disc set, but the track listing of the first disc is good enough for me:

1. Destroy The Heart
2. Nothing To Me
3. Plastic
4. Blind
5. Hedonist
6. Don't Turn Blue
7. Safe
8. Love In A Car
9. In A Room
10. Beatles And Stones
11. Christine
12. Loneliness Is A Gun

I *think* I saw the House of Love play at the Creation Records "Doing it for the Kids" show at the Town and Country Club in London, summer of '88. Unfortunately, it was the same day that my friend Dave and I discovered the joys of Special Brew, so I don't remember much about who played. Biff Bang Pow, Momus and Felt, I think - Jasmine Minks? MBV?

3. My favourite record label at the moment might be Bella Union, out of Scotland. The End of History by Fionn Regan, for example, is an incredible album. If you go here, you can listen to "Black Water Child" and watch the video for "Put a Penny in the Slot". Both are beautiful, beautiful songs.


Shawn the Critic said...

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I entered the contest the other day with the correct answer the
Pedagogy of the Oppressed book on the first day of the contest but my email got bounced back. I would like to see more contest. and specific e-mail info:)

M said...

you need to read John's (Mountain Goats) writing, which is amazing: www.lastplanetojakarta.com

Robert's Reviews said...

Yeah Bella Union has been releasing some great albums. The My Latest Novel and Midlake ones definitely ones that I've been listening to constantly.

St. Murse said...

The track on All Hail that kills me is "The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton". Every time I hear it, and that's often, I tear up at,
"when you punish a person for dreaming his dream, don't expect him to thank or forgive you.
the best ever death metal band out of denton will in time both outpace and outlive you."

Dang. It's happening again.

Geoff Klock said...

The Mountain Goats will knock you down. Prepare yourself for track 7 of Tallahassee ("No Children") and the album's final track.