Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Hey all you handed men fans, the long-awaited lyrics to "Mr. Diddle Do" are here. Get your chant on:
Mr. Diddle do no work for FBI,
But he on you like a spy.
Mr. Diddle do nothing good,
But still you shouldn't lie.
Mr. Diddle do your face,
And you prefer it soon erased.
Mr. Diddle do no acquital,
And you must go without.
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey,
Mr. Diddle do Mr. Diddle do.
And there're also new versions of "pop kids pop" and "grinder monkey grinder," but you'll love "shoelace escape."
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This album has so many urban legends associated with it that people forget that BIGFOOT is a rural legend. Mistakes abound. Too many mistakes. Time for some correcting.
This album does not have a version of the "Uga-Chuga" song on it. No one from Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show performed on this album. (Whether or not Slash of Guns N' Roses fame modeled his look on Dr. Hook isn't a question to be answered here.)There is a song on this album entitled "Run Away," but it's not to be confused "Runaway Sister" or "Sister Runaway"--if, indeed, there are actually songs with those titles.
When it first hit the market, this album was most famous for a hootenanny called "Shredded on the Trotline When Melvin Gunned the Boat Engine," a song that received a lot of radio play. Personally, the song grossed me out--"Give my liver to fish," yuck!
But critics have returned to this album for something called wavesonic present in such tracks as "Chainsaw Fiddler," "Clucked the Robot Chicken," and "Get the Dodge Out of Hell."
In other words, there's evidence on this album that rural thrash does exist "In a drainpipe with a tin awning."
But wait! If you think BIGFOOT is reason enough that you might risk your life by running away from the Walking Boss, you'll love the cover tune, "BIGFOOT MEETS INDUSTRIAL ORANGE":
Down the highway in your orange PJs, picking up trash,
When along comes BIGFOOT, holy shit! When along comes BIGFOOT!
Run now Industrial Orange, what are the bloodhounds going to do?
Don't stop for the Walking Boss, even if he threatens to shoot you.
Yes, BIGFOOT's nasty big. Get it running in your collection.
What could be more comforting to the deceased's loved ones than music from heaven? The sound of the lyre, the sound of the brook, the twitter of birds at sunrise? Look no further than heaven's toilet as my plumber friend, Ren Chimer, used to say. And here it is from music for funeral homes: heaven's toilet.
Anticipate the majesty of the final flush.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
When you're getting a bite taken out of your neck or out of your frontal lobe or out of your belly, do you really want to have to vomit in your mouth? I don't think so. You'd rather your zombie had minty fresh breath, not the usual maggot mucus stench that reeks unto death.
Well, be sure to buy this album, which comes with a lifetime/lifelesstime zombie bite guarantee of minty fresh breath. Even if you don't like tunes such as "that my tooth" and "aching tango," you'll at least be able to fend off a corpse-chomping zombie with the "no bad breath" sticker contained herein.
Just stay away from the zombie dentist office.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
After several solo escapades of the band members, Hobnail Ballet announced their long awaited new studio release. 'Spiked' explores an eclectic diversity of styles and genres ranging from quirky urban techno to voluptuous jazz to haunting covers of international megahits. The group's trademark - obscure ancient and ethnic instruments woven with silken vocals and irrestistable percussion - returns. Only now the group incorporates even more diverse instruments, including automobile parts, animal bones, recycled wine bottles, and the African Kora, an ancient form of instrument with 21 strings.
Infused with an infectious offbeat optimism, these tracks break new ground in fracturing urban rhythms, surpassing even the rhythmic diversity of their debut album, 'Graceless Angels' and compelling the listener to motion, to dance. How will the band translate these beats in their newly announced live performances? Fans and critics alike are 'spiked' with anticipation.
Steve Wing & Dorothee Lang
Posted by Dorothee at 4:30 AM
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Best known for its ability to militarize nature, Wallace Franklin has returned to the music scene with Me and My Tribe. Wallace Franklin classics such as "Geese in Missing Man Formation," "Alpha Foxtrot Vector," "Mop Up with Sparrows," and "Log Moss for Breakfast" are here with all new versions. But if you are a Wallace Franklin fan, you will love new the new tunes, especially "Deer Disguise" and "Eagle Dawn Dawn." And yes, all the tunes have the patented Wallace Franklin owl hoot. You'll love this album.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Washington D.C. alternative rock band Kill Granny has just
released their latest album Medicate Me. Having recently been
fired by their label, U.S.A. Productions, the album was
self-produced on a very limited budget and recorded in a small
studio in the D.C. area.
Sadly, Kill Granny's limited resources are quite evident on this
album. The tracks are cliche and transparent. The music is
uninspired and seems to have been borrowed from previous
It seems that Kill Granny's stock in trade of attempting to shock
their audience has become far too predictable. This is an album
that nobody is buying.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Featuring three smash hits--"Damn It, I Spilled Again," "That's My T-Shirt," and "You Jerk"--Nicolette Unscrubbed has more treasure in store for tune hunters than all of Treasure Island. There's "Who's Your Pretty Princess Now?", "Bend Over So I Can Kick Your Ass," and "What Warrant?" But there's more: there's "Take the Trash Out When You Leave" and "I Ain't Your Momma, Loser" and "Love Me Get Out." And more!
You can bet Nicolette gives "found art" a whole new musical meaning when she empties out her kitchen cabinets in "Looking." And she proves just as adroit with a set of kitchen silverware as she is with a guitar. It's music from murderer's row the likes of which we haven't heard in some time.
Roll over Janis Joplin. Rock and roll it out!
Posted by Famous Album Covers at 11:26 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Recorded during the glory days of the Gay Liberation Movement,
Fire Island Jam's The Last Boys of Summer '79 is a forgotten disco
With covers of songs like Thelma Houston's "Saturday Night, Sunday
Morning," Sister Sledge's "He's the Greatest Dancer," and Earth,
Wind, and Fire's "September," Fire Island Jam were on their way to
becoming the hottest gay disco cover band in the United States.
Sadly, The Last Boys of Summer '79 was the last album recorded by
the group. Lead singer Dinah Cancer left to pursue a career in New
York City politics and they soon lost their contract with Camp
The remaining members were quickly resigned by K-Tel, but the
label wanted them to change their image in order to be more
marketable to mainstream consumers. The band refused to "go back
into the closet" and after a bitter contract dispute with K-Tel
they lost the right to use the band name.
Posted by Famous Album Covers at 1:02 PM
I'm old, I'm young
My face is melting
There's a sweat line
Beading on my lip
Quick--I need a sip
Of your cold chiller
Careful cause that
Pepper can kill you
I'm old, I'm young
My face is melting
Careful cause that
Pepper can kill you
homemade candy is back with big sugar, and it's sweet, too, too sweet. There's "bucket of sugar," "sugar box," "sugar shaker," and "sugar shift." There's "pure cane," "beet it," and "stirring molasses." There's "adrift in powder," "puckery," "sweet tea kisses," and "sour lip lemonade." "There's "candy thermometer," "hot formed," "molten sweetness," "sculpted syrup," and "stirring."
Rumor has it that the organ grinder died during studio production, but whatever the case, homemade candy has cooked up another carnival of delight.