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Rock and roll family trees: NY Punk rock
07.11.2011
04:10 pm

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New York punk rock


 
Narrated by the legendary John Peel and based on music writer Peter Frame’s extensive rock and roll family trees, this 1995 documentary features some tasty interviews with members of The NY Dolls, Patti Smith, Blondie, The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Richard Hell, Jayne County and more.

If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of that New York punk rock.
 

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Slayer: Angel of Death rendered in smooth rock stylings
07.08.2011
03:50 pm

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This is hysterically funny and totally spot on, revealing the true cheeseball songwriting craft and super-silly lyrics lurking beneath the usual sonic veneer of the fearsome Slayer.
 

 
Thanks again, Ned Raggett !

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The Boys Next Door: The genesis of Nick Cave


 
The Boys Next Door, Nick Cave, Tracy Pew, Phill Calvert, Mick Harvey and Rowland S. Howard in footage shot at the Tiger Lounge, Swineburne College and Preston Institute of Technology, 1977-78.

This is a mixed bag of raw video that captures the pure punk energy of a group of teenage badasses that would eventually evolve into The Birthday Party, Bad Seeds and beyond…

There’s a belligerent little watermark that pops up now and then, but it doesn’t stick around for very long.
 

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‘Rebel Mother Down’: Danzig vs. Billy Idol vs. Rihanna
07.07.2011
01:07 pm

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My comrades at Dangerous Minds will probably have a shit fit at my posting another mashup, but this one was too damn cool to pass up. And I like anything that involves epic emoter, the queen of mean, Glenn Danzig.

DJ Schmolli mixes Rihanna with Danzig and Billy Idol for the “ultimate evil summer hit.”

I think it’s hilarious. Mucho macho meets a sweet reggaefied rhythm track and suddenly the boys don’t look so tough.

“Mother,” “Man Down,” “Rebel Yell.”
 

Posted by Marc Campbell | Discussion
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Joy Division vs Nancy Sinatra: ‘Bang She Lost Control’
07.06.2011
09:43 pm

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Oki has put together a collection of Joy Division mashups with female singers like Cher, Katy Perry and Beyonce called Divas Of Joy Division which you can download for free here.

I’m a massive Joy Division fan so I approached Oki’s concept with trepidation, but was surprised to find that some of the tracks have an eerily appealing vibe.

This particular cut which combines “She’s Lost Control” with Nancy Sinatra singing “Bang, Bang” took a couple of listens before it got its hooks in me. But it did.

Sinatra’s flanged vocal not sitting right in the pocket (which is wobbly as it is) creates the unsettling atmosphere of a dark drug experience which seems perfect for songs about madness and homicide.

I mashed up the mashup with some video so you’d have something to look at.
 

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Psychedelic spiritual desert journey


 
This video from Tim Baker and The Kleptones combines music by Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Planets, Ian Dury and Rush with clips from El Topo, Zabriskie Point, Walkabout, Enter The Void and more to create something beautiful, mysterious and evocative—a mystical desert noir.
 

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NY Dolls on Wisconsin cable TV
07.05.2011
10:35 pm

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Motley Crue, Poison or the NY Dolls?
 
Two fifths of The New York Dolls played Kenosha Wisconsin on June 25 as the opening act, in a chronological and cosmic sense, for Motley Crue and Poison. Had there be no Dolls, would there have been a Crue or Poison? I think not.

Anyway, here’s a fun interview with David and Sylvain conducted by Kenosha cable TV star Dr. Destruction. Johansen, looking a bit like a cross between Carol Channing and Paul Williams, is more than ready for the Catskills or an ashram. I love how David slips in a reference to radical mystic Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran. That has to be a first on Kenosha cable.
 

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Top ten songs to slit your wrists to: Carlos Bastos sings ‘Satisfaction’
07.05.2011
08:35 pm

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Portuguese singer Carlos Bastos performs “Satisfaction” with all the longing and mourning of the fado style.

Bastos really really can’t get any satisfaction. At times sounding a bit like Bryan Ferry, Bastos takes the Stones classic and wrings every drop of desperation out of the tune.

The visuals are from Luciano Martino’s Italian mondo movie Naked Cities.

Number 10 in a series of soul crushing covers of classic rock tunes.

Thanks to folks at PC LinkDump for introducing me to the Jack Kevorkian of Portuguese pop music, Carlos Bastos.
 

 
Another song to slit your wrists to after the jump…

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32 street stencils of Lou Reed turned into animated GIF
07.05.2011
03:46 pm

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Doc Popular
Transformer


 
Doc Popular made this sweet animated GIF from photographs he took near the 24th street BART station in SF. of Lou Reed Transformer stencils. I love it!

Below, the individual photographs.
 

 
(via Laughing Squid)

Posted by Tara McGinley | Discussion
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