Sunday, 31 December 2017

Still Alive!




On December 31, 1977, The Ramones played a classic show at the Rainbow Theatre in North London. The music was preserved on the 1979 album "It's Alive", considered by many to be the best live album from the punk era, and a portion of the show was later included in the film "Ramones: It's Alive 1974-1996".


The 26-minute film version (below) contains exactly half of the 28 songs on the album:

01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. I Wanna Be Well
03. Glad to See You Go
04. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
05. Commando
06. Havana Affair
07. Cretin Hop
08. Listen to My Heart
09. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
10. Pinhead
11. Do You Wanna Dance?
12. Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy
13. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
14. We're A Happy Family


The set list draws on material from the band's first three albums: "Ramones", from early 1976, and "Leave Home" and "Rocket to Russia", both released in 1977. The Ramones are still in their classic lineup here, including Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) on vocals, Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) on guitar, Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) on bass and Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi) on drums. Tommy Ramone quit playing drums for the group a few months later. "Ramones: It's Alive" captures one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time at their absolute zenith.


It's a great way to get the New Year's party rolling.
Hey! Ho! Let's Go!
Now, as 40 years ago!

HAPPY NEW 2018.

Half Japanese - Why Not? (2018)


Half Japanese
Why Not?
(release date: Jan 19th 2018)


01. The Future is Ours [2:07]
02. The Face [3:39]
03. Why Not? [3:08]
04. Amazing [4:03]
05. Demons of Doom [2:21]
06. A Word to the Wise [3:17]
07. Bring On the Night [2:05]
08. Zombie Island Massacre [3:25]
09. Better Days [3:56]
10. Spaceship to Mars [3:54]
11. Why'd They Do It? [3:26]
12. Magic [1:36]
13. Falling [2:33]


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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Morrissey - Low In High School (2017)


Morrissey
Low In High School
(2017)

Morrissey's 11th album "Low in High School" - misanthropy at its most superbly elegant.


01. My Love, I'd Do Anything for You (4:43)
02. I Wish You Lonely (2:58)
03. Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage (4:19)
04. Home Is a Question Mark (3:59)
05. Spent the Day in Bed (3:31)
06. I Bury the Living (7:25)
07. In Your Lap (4:35)
08. The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel (4:57)
09. All the Young People Must Fall in Love (3:36)
10. When You Open Your Legs (3:17)
11. Who Will Protect Us from the Police? (4:05)
12. Israel (5:55)


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Adrian Borland - Cinematic Overview 1977-1996 (1996)


Adrian Borland
Cinematic Overview 1977-1996 compilation
(1996)

"Cinematic Overview" was an US promo-sampler released in 1996 compiling some of Adrian Borland's best moments with The Outsiders, Second Layer and The Sound and his solo material. This is a very rare & very hard to find album! Cover note: Strictly for promotional use only.


01. The Outsiders - Vital Hours [2:23]
02. The Outsiders - Calling On Youth [2:13]
03. Second Layer - Definition Of Honour [4:19]
04. The Sound - Heartland [3:31]
05. The Sound - Winning [4:11]
06. The Sound - Sense Of Purpose [3:11]
07. The Sound - All Fall Down [2:23]
08. The Sound - Party Of The Mind [3:55]
09. The Sound - Golden Soldiers [3:16]
10. The Sound - Total Recall [4:29]
11. The Sound - Temperature Drop [4:16]
12. The Sound - Prove Me Wrong [2:39]
13. The Sound - Acceleration Group [3:31]
14. The Sound - Iron Years [3:44]
15. Adrian Borland & The Citizens - Rogue Beauty [3:15]
16. Adrian Borland & The Citizens - Brittle Heaven [4:22]
17. Adrian Borland - Someone Will Love You Today [3:27]
18. Adrian Borland - Bright White Light [3:51]



Thursday, 28 December 2017

Born to raise Hell


Belgrade, Dec 28th 2017
Two years after he passed away, group of Serbian Mötörhead fans posted a memorial plaque dedicated to Lemmy Kilmister (who was born Dec 24th and died Dec 28th, 1945-2015).





Tuesday, 26 December 2017

A hard night's tuesday morning...



Third shift, finally over.

Jólakötturinn


Možda pripadate onima koji podjednako vole i Božić i mačke, ali na Islandu - zahvaljujući "božićnom mačoru" Jólakötturinnu - ovaj praznik se po narodnom verovanju lako može pretvoriti u pravi košmar. Jólakötturinn je ogroman mačor koji pohodi snove dece i odraslih, tumara divljim predelima tog severnjačkog ostrva u potrazi za onima koji za Božić nisu dobili nov komad tople odeće ili obuće. Naravno, on se striktno hrani upravo takvima.


Ukoliko vas Jólakötturinn ipak negde zaskoči nespremne ostaje vam jedina nada da mu tada ponudite neki (obavezno nov) deo svoje odeće - džemper, šal, čarape, kapu i slično, i iščekujete da on to prihvati. U suprotnom - crno vam se piše.
Ideja ove narodne priče je poruka narodu Islanda da treba biti predan i istrajan u svom poslu tokom cele godine, kako bi na kraju svako mogao da dobije poklon za Božić. Plus da niko ne bude pojeden.
Naravno, kao i sve druge narodne priče i mitovi, i ova ima sasvim realne i praktične korene - islandski farmeri su se uvek trudili da od runa svojih ovaca pripreme vunu najkasnije do Božića. Svaki od radnika na farmi, koji je u tome učestvovao i uspeo da ispuni rok, od farmera je na poklon (kao nagradu) dobijao nov komad vunene odeće, dok oni koji nisu sarađivali nisu dobijali ništa i bili prinuđeni da se sami snalaze za odeću kako bi se zaštitili od surovih islandskih vremenskih uslova, koji neopreznog i neadekvatno obučenog čoveka veoma lako mogu koštati života. Smrznuo se ili ga pojeo Jólakötturinn, izađe mu na isto.
Vremenom je priča malo ublažena, pa Jólakötturinn više za kaznu ne jede ljude već samo njihovu hranu pripremljenu za Božićnu gozbu. Dakle - kape, rukavice, šalove, čarape i dugačke gaće u ruke, i obavezno katanac na vrata frižidera i ostava. Nikad se ne zna, mačja su to posla.


Inače, Jólakötturinn se prvi put spominje u XIX veku, ali taj "božićni mačor" je ipak napoznatiji po istoimenoj dečijoj pesmi islandskog pesnika Johannesa ur Kotluma iz 1932. godine.

Svi ste čuli za Božićnog Mačora
I koliko on golem je stvarno
Niko ne zna odakle je došao
Nit' gde se zaputio
Kad širom otvori svoje buljava oka dva
Ona naokolo užareno sjaje
I samo stvarno hrabar čovek
U njih da pogleda sme
Brci mu oštri ko čekinje
Leđa silna, povijena
Kandže iz šapa dlakavih štrče
O, strašnog li prizora!
Taj repom snažno šiba
Skoči, frkne, kandže isturi
Čas je u dolini
Čas na morskoj obali
Dok luta on silan, gladan i zao
Kroz smetove Božićne
U svakom domu, ljudi
Na ime njegovo zadrhte
Kad začuješ slabašno "mjau"
Znaj, neko zlo on sprema
Taj samo ljude vreba
A za miševe nikako ne mari
Jer lov je njegov na siromašne
Što odelo novo za Božić ne dobiše
Oni, što rintaju i žive samo
Za gole živote, i ništa više
Od njih on zgrabi u skoku strašnom
Božićni obrok, jedini
I uvek ga sam smaže, taj mačor sebični
Na mestu samo njemu zgodnom
I tako, dok su žene
Kraj točkova svojih sedele
Upredale niti šarene
Za ogrtače i čarape
Mačoru nikako ne smeš dopustiti
Da dečicu sitnu on zgrabi
Nešto im novo odrasli moraju
Svake godine od odeće darovati
A kad se upale sveće, na Božićno Veče
Pa Mačor kroz prozor u dom gvirne
Dečica sva, rumena i ponosna
U odeći novoj mirno stoje
Neko ima keceljicu
Neko cipelicu
Il' štagod da mu već treba
- To je ono za čim Mačor vreba
Jer svak što nešto novo dobi
Siguran je od tog da ga Mačor zgrabi
Jer on tad samo sme da frkne
I u šumu tamnu utekne
Dal' je živ On, ne bih znao reći
Al' poseta njegova biće pusta svaka
Dobije li svako put sledeći
Nešto novo, u odeći il' obući
I zato, ti sad pripomogni
Baš tamo gde je najpotrebnije
Možda se nađeš nekoj dečici
Što drugog nemaju, do sebe
Možda se nađeš onima
Što u svetu tamnom žive
Da usrećiš i sebi i njima


The Yule Cat: Jólakötturinn
(Justin East & Danny Elfman, 2017)


Monday, 25 December 2017

Sunday, 24 December 2017

JuJu Hands - Most Likely Hate You! (2017)


JuJu Hands
Most Likely Hate You! EP
(2017)

If you don't love your rock'n'roll played raw and dirty get the fuck out of the way, JuJu Hands are not your cup of tea (which probably is your drink of choice anyway)! And if tea is your drink of choice JuJu Hands are not your cup of tea either! Grow a pair of balls and dig in!!! Desert Punk with roots Americana fingerprints all over the place, kick in the nuts you both want and need. Come an' get it!
- JuJu Hands (Ruma/Belgrade, Serbia)


1. Are You Moses? [3:36]
2. All Alone [3:17]
3. For The Lonely [5:15]
4. Crush On You [2:54]
5. Howl [3:47]




Saturday, 23 December 2017

Hair of the dog



Čovek, u ratu smrtno ranjen
I dalje se bori
Čovek, koga ljubav živog napola preseče
I dalje voli
Čovek, mislima nemilosrdno mučen
I dalje misli
Čovek, od brige obogaljen
I dalje se brine

Klin se klinom izbija
Klin, što postade
Klinom
Jer klin se klinom izbija

Čovek, očiju bolnih od gadosti
I dalje gleda
Čovek, što mu srce na smrt krvari od saosećanja
I dalje oseća
Čovek, od napora nogu sapetih
I dalje trči
Čovek, ušiju spaljenih zvukom svog imena
I dalje sluša

Klin se klinom izbija
Klin, što postade
Klinom
Jer klin se klinom izbija


Bauhaus "Hair of the dog"
(Mask, 1981)

Thursday, 21 December 2017

A Certain Ratio - The Graveyard and the Ballroom (2017)


A Certain Ratio
The Graveyard and the Ballroom
(1980/2017)

"The Graveyard and the Ballroom", compiled from a collection of early four-track recordings and a set of live tracks, shows off A Certain Ratio’s strengths well. The sound is surprisingly good for such lo-fi recordings, and the band is, for all of their musical amateurishness, rather precise and controlled. This is remastered reissue of ACR's first official album.


The Graveyard
01. Do The Du [2:54]
02. Faceless [2:23]
03. Crippled Child[2:54]
04. Choir [3:21]
05. Flight [3:30]
06. I Fail [2:12]
07. Strain [2:29]
The Ballroom
08. All Night Party [3:38]
09. Oceans [3:55]
10. Choir [3:33]
11. The Fox [3:26]
12. Suspect [2:25]
13. Flight [5:33]
14. Genotype-Phenotype [3:33]


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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Sunday choices


Sloboda izbora:
Nedeljom možete da idete ili u crkvu ili u kafanu. Stazu do muzeja, biblioteka i umetničkih galerija zaprečio je bigotizam - netolerancija, fanatizam i licemerje onih koju su vam tu slobodu "omogućili".
- Bernard Gilliam (Puck, 09.01.1884)



Iskreno verujem u to da se rađamo sa moralnim kompasom, umemo da razlikujemo dobro od zla, i da nam uopšte nije potrebno njegovo resetovanje nedeljom.
- Jeremy Clarkson


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Jones Division



Grace Jones je prva obradila neku pesmu Joy Division.
Poštovani goths&hipsters sorry, ali to je zaista tako.

Modna ikona, pionir dance muzike i muzička legenda - čija se androginost može uporediti samo sa onom Davida Bowiea, Annie Lenox i Tilde Swinton - na b-stranu svog singla "Private Life" (objavljenog 27. juna 1980), koji je takođe obrada (The Pretenders), stavila je svoju cover verziju pesme "She's Lost Control" (Joy Division). "Private Life" se nalazi na njenom četvrtom albumu "Warm Leatherette", sa koga je takođe skinut istoimeni singl "Warm Leatherettte" (obrada The Normal). Iako je album "Warm Leatherette" bio objavljen 9. maja 1980. godine, "Private Life" i ostale pesme snimane su pre nego što je Ian Curtis sebi oduzeo život, tako da se to najverovatnije odnosi i na "She's Lost Control" (snimljena je u isto vreme i u istom studiju kao i materijal objavljen na albumu).
Postoji još jedna stvar koja povezuje Grace Jones, "She's Lost Control" i "Warm Leatherette" - obe pesme su nastale pod uticajem J.G.Ballardovog postmodernističkog romana "Crash", razvijenog iz priče objavljene u njegovoj zbirci "Atrocity Exhibition". Gle čuda, eto naslova još jedne pesme Joy Division objavljene 18. jula 1980. na albumu "Closer" - dva meseca nakon Curtisove smrti, i nepunih mesec dana nakon objavljivanja prve ever obrade "She's Lost Control".


Nakon prve disko-trilogije albuma, Grace Jones se 1979. okreće avangardnoj muzici gomilom post-punk obrada objavljenih na albumu "Warm Leatherette". Prvi singl sa tog albuma je "A Rolling Stone", mešavina disko pevanja i duha ranih radova Nine Hagen i Klausa Nomija. Drugi cover-singl je "Love Is The Drug" (Roxy Music). Naredna obrada je singl "Breakdown" (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers), koju su kasnije takođe obradili mnogi, uključujući The Replacements i Lydia Lunch. Tom Petty je posebno napisao stihove treće strofe, posvećujući ih Grace Jones. Poslednja dva singla sa tog albuma su "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" (Smokey Robinson) i "Pars" otpevana na francuskom.
Nakon obrade "She's Lost Control", Grace Jones sarađuje sa bendom A Certain Ratio (u sklopu saradnje njene izdavačke kuće Island i njihove Factory). Na pamet joj je pala ideja da bi ACR mogli postati njen prateći bend; kao rezultat te saradnje, 1980. je snimljena obrada "Houses In Motion" (Talking Heads).
Naredni album "Nightclubbing" (1981) je nazvan po pesmi Iggyja Popa sa albuma "The Idiot" (inspirisanog romanom F.Dostojevskog i objavljenog u paru sa Bowievim "Heroes"). Ponovo Jones/Division koincidencija: "The Idiot" je bio poslednji album koji je Ian Curtis slušao pre nego što se obesio. Prvi singl sa tog albuma je "Demolition Man", pesma koju je Sting napisao posebno za Grace Jones. Zatim sledi "I've Seen This Face Before (Libertango)" (Astor Piazzolla), i potom "Use Me" (Bill Withers) i "Walking In The Rain" (Flash And The Pan).


Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), Island Life (1985)
Ta dva post-punk albuma predstavljaju možda najupečatljiviji deo karijere Grace Jones, utisnuvši njen imidž u anale muzike, stila, mode i istorije umetnosti. Polovina pesama sa njih našla je svoje mesto na kompilaciji najvećih hitova "Island Life" (1985). Čak je i omot te kompilacije ušao na spisak najpoznatijih u istoriji muzike, rame uz rame sa omotom "Unknown Pleasures" Joy Division.


Saturday, 9 December 2017

The Fall - Singles 1978-2016 (2017)


The Fall
Singles 1978-2016 7CD box set
(2017)

This is the first collection of all The Fall singles recorded across a multitude of labels: Step Forward, Rough Trade, Kamera, Beggars Banquet, Cog Sinister, Permanent, Artful, Action Oh and Cherry Red. We got the lot! Lovingly compiled here in a 7-CD box set with a full illustrated discography by renowned Fall expert Conway Paton.
Joining the ranks of the six-disc "The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004" and the five-disc "The Fall Box Set", "Singles 1978-2016" is another ambitious repackaging of the seemingly endless catalog of Mancunian post-punk institution The Fall, collecting seven CDs' worth of tracks from their countless singles and EPs. The first three discs (also released separately as "A-Sides 1978-2016") present the A-sides in order, from "Bingo-Master" (which was actually the second track from the groupćs 1978 debut EP, "Bingo-Master's Break-Out!") to 2016's "Wise Ol’ Man".
The remaining four discs focus on B-sides, again in chronological order. These include plenty of tracks that are entirely crucial to the band's oeuvre, including "Repetition" and "No Bulbs" - considering how many times these songs have been anthologized before, it might be easy to forget that they initially appeared as B-sides. It also reveals that not every single B-side is present on this set - plenty of remixes, alternate versions, live takes, and non-album cuts are omitted, particularly from the EPs and multi-format releases. Also, 1981's "Slates" 10" is apparently considered an LP rather than an EP, and is unrepresented.
Including everything would have required at least ten discs, and while most hardcore fans would probably prefer it this way, what's most important is that nearly everything here is brilliant. Highly recommended for anyone with the urge to plunge deeper into The Fall's tremendous body of work.


A-sides

cd1: 1978-1985
01. Bingo-Master [2:22]
02. It's The New Thing [3:26]
03. Rowche Rumble [4:01]
04. Fiery Jack [4:44]
05. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' [4:20]
06. Totally Wired [3:25]
07. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul [3:07]
08. Look, Know [4:37]
09. The Man Whose Head Expanded [4:21]
10. Kicker Conspirary [4:14]
11. Marquee Cha-Cha [4:30]
12. Oh! Brother [4:01]
13. C.R.E.E.P. [2:55]
14. Draygo's Guilt [4:30]
15. Couldn't Get Ahead [2:36]
16. Cruiser's Creek [6:07]

cd2: 1986-1996
01. Living Too Late [4:32]
02. Mr. Pharmacist [2:18]
03. Hey! Luciani [3:33]
04. There's A Ghost In My House [2:36]
05. Hit The North Part 1 [4:00]
06. Victoria [2:43]
07. Jerusalem [3:50]
08. Cab It Up [3:47]
09. Telephone Thing [4:20]
10. Popcorn Double Feature [3:42]
11. White Lightning [2:14]
12. High Tension Line [3:47]
13. Free Range [4:19]
14. Ed's Babe [3:17]
15. Why Are People Grudugeful? [4:28]
16. Behind The Counter [3:10]
17. 15 Ways [2:54]
18. The Chiselers [3:14]

cd3: 1998-2016
01. Masquerade [3:52]
02. Touch Sensitive [3:15]
03. F-'Oldin' Money [2:46]
04. Rude (All The Time) [2:45]
05. Susan vs Youthclub [3:38]
06. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas [3:31]
07. Theme From Sparta F.C. #2 [3:50]
08. Distilled Mug Art (Mix 15) [3:36]
09. I Can Hear The Grass Grow [2:50]
10. Reformation! (Uncut) [7:00]
11. Slippy Floor (Mark Mix) [6:14]
12. Bury! [3:44]
13. Laptop Dog [4:00]
14. Victrola Time [3:56]
15. Sir William Wray (Single Mix) [3:34]
16. The Remainderer [3:59]
17. Wise Ol' Man [3:36]

B-sides

cd4: 1978-1984
01. Psycho Mafia [2:14]
02. Repetition [4:55]
03. Various Times [6:39]
04. In My Area [4:05]
05. 2nd Dark Age [1:58]
06. Psykick Dancehall #2 [3:38]
07. City Hobgoblins [2:23]
08. Putta Block [4:25]
09. Fantastic Life [5:19]
10. I'm Into C.B. [6:31]
11. Ludd Gang [2:34]
12. Wings [4:27]
13. Room To Live [4:13]
14. God-Box [3:23]
15. O! Brother [4:24]

cd5: 1984-1986
01. Pat-Trip Dispenser [4:01]
02. C.R.E.E.P. [4:42]
03. Clear Off [4:39]
04. No Bulbs [7:52]
05. Rollin' Dany [2:24]
06. Petty (Thief) Lout [5:22]
07. L.A. [4:10]
08. Vixen [4:03]
09. Hot Aftershave Bop [3:45]
10. Living Too Long [7:09]
11. Lucifer Over Lancashire [5:11]
12. Auto Tech Pilot [4:53]
13. Entitled [3:15]
14. Shoulder Pads #1B [5:03]

cd6: 1987-1999
01. Haf Found Bormann [2:44]
02. Hit The North Part 2 [3:34]
03. Tuff Life Booogie [2:46]
04. Acid Priest 2088 [4:28]
05. Dead Beat Descendant [2:25]
06. British People In Hot Weather [3:07]
07.  Butterflies 4 Brains [4:16]
08. Zandra [2:49]
09. Blood Outta Stone [3:34]
10. Xmas With Simon [3:31]
11. Everything Hurtz [4:06]
12. Pumpkin Head Xscapes [3:50]
13. Glam Racket [3:35]
14. War [2:44]
15. Hey! Student [4:30]
16. The $500 Bottle Of Wine [2:35]
17. Chilinist [6:15]
18. Masquerade (PWL Mix) [4:00]
19. Touch Sensitive (Dance Mix) [7:11]
20. Antidote [3:02]

cd7: 1999-2016
01. Perfect Day (New Version) [2:22]
02. I Wake Up In The City [4:40]
03. Janet vs Johnny [2:47]
04. (We Are) Mad Mock Goth [4:44]
05. My Ex Classmate's Kids (Live) [05:01]
06. I Wake Up In The City (Mix 5) [4:53]
07. Clasp Hands [2:34]
08. Over Over (Rough Mix) [4:01]
09. Hot Cake - Part 2 [3:01]
10. Cowboy Gregori [3:28]
11. Cosmos 7 [3:20]
12. Monocard [8:08]
13. Taking Off (Live) [5:13]
14. Jetplane [3:13]
15. Hittie Man (Single Mix) [5:49]
16. Amorator! [3:20]
17. All Leave Cancelled [8:19]


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