Monday, January 23, 2012
Wan Santo Condo from Austin, texas. Like Mother Love Bone or Rein Sanction before them, the hard rock quartet burned out before they could fade away.
— official bio —
If Freddy Mercury was straight and sang for Led Zeppelin
If Robert Plant moved to Seattle
If Texas had no cowboys
Then Wan Santo Condo
If a quartet was an orchestra
And the conducter on Lithium
Then Wan Santo Condo
Bob Via sings beautifully, passionately
Jason Mozersky doesn't weave or bob as
much as melodically lick it to death
The bass and drums ?
Peanut butter and jelly
Their very own Simonon/Bonham duo
And so with all due respect to everyone
involved in referential rock poetry type bios...
I knew and know nothing about this band and bought this for the drug reference.... but hey, it aint half bad...
Wan Santo Condo - I Wish I Was A Drug
Wan Santo Condo - A Hole
Thursday, January 19, 2012
In honor of all the hoopla over SOPA and PIPA and for anyone else who might venture to these parts from time to time this is just a reminder that this here blogging mis-adventure is nothing more than a time killer and something to do for FUN!
Some people take this shit way to serious. Lighten up. You'll be dead soon enough.
And if you have not done so yet please go THIS GOOGLE PAGE and sign the petition to stop this SOPA & PIPA madness or folks like me will be out of a hobby and the interwebs will be a far more grim place than it already is....
The Peels - Fun
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
More New Jersey Hardcore & Punk Love....
I had always thought that Bad Guys came before The Worst but i was just told from Greg Gory of The Chronic Sick that The Worst came first THEN they changed to the Bad Guys but after everyone told them this was a bad idea and they then went back to being The Worst.
Good thing they did too because this record is no where near the ripping hardcore awesomeness of what The Worst were. What we have here is a more punky power pop type style. I guess these guys were trying to be more "mature"....??? I for one am glad they went back to the jersey shore knuckle head hardcore shore-core thing. Its not a bad record but it aint The Worst.... heh....
Bad Guys - No More
Bad Guys - Ex-Cape
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
wow, this thing is all over the place..... just another meaningless mix tape. I've said it before about these things but i can't imagine that anyone reading this has read anything else i've ever posted or could begin to believe that anyone has read anything else i've ever posted so let me say again that originally these things were almost always made just for me for driving in the car to work in the morning or to listen to while at work (at least in the early days my job would allow music to be played) and since these things were made rather hap-hazard and really only for me (a few made their way to some other peoples hands) they can really be a bit "odd".... hey, i like a lot of different music and i would make tapes of some of the stuff i would find out and about and add some stuff i had laying around. i've been feeling a bit self conscious about these things and was even thinking about pulling the plug, thinking who the fuck i am to think that anyone wants to hear this stupid waste of time and all these silly tapes..... well i got a few people saying the like them! and i like them too! so now you have to endure more!
PS: i am drunk and yes i know my writing sucks.... thanks anyway.
Wine Wine Wine 3/05 Mix Tape - A
Wine Wine Wine 3/05 Mix Tape - B
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Colts is one of two black vocal groups that came out of Bakersfield, California (the other group was The Paradons of "Diamonds and Pearls" fame). Lead singer Ruben Grundy, his brother Joe Grundy, and Carl Moland lived on the same street in Bakersfield. When the three moved to Los Angeles to attend L.A. City College, they put together a vocal group with fellow student Leroy Smith, who came from New Jersey. (Love all things Jersey!)
Read more HERE:
The Colts - Shiek Of Araby
The Colts - Guiding Angel
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Another year is over and yes, it is funny how time slips away....
Not my favorite version of this Willie Nelson penned classic, that would belong to Jimmy Elledge, but when a song is written this great from the start its really hard to get a bad version. I alway wondered how the real country crowd took to black artists doing country records? Anyway, I do own the Elledge version on 45 but i can't seem to find it so here is a 1966 version of Funny How Time Slips Away by Brook Benton. A worthy replacement for the time being.
Brook Benton - Funny How Time Slips Away
And for good measure here is the youtube verion from Jimmy Elledge: