This is an interesting collaboration to say the least. Maybe, bizarre is a better word for it. Anyway, The Orbserver In The Star House actually works because The Orb do not try and make Lee "Scratch" Perry something he is not. Instead, the album focuses on ambient house and reggae beats that let Lee Perry ramble over them, making Perry's vocals part of the ambience. Highlights include "Man of the Moon," "Congo" and "Golden Clouds," which has a very similar vibe to The Orb's legendary "Little Fluffy Clouds."
Grab this pleasantly ambient weird album from our new blog, smoke some nice haze and drift away.
This is a fucking masterpiece, plain and simple! As Michael Gira has claimed, "it's the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I've ever made, been involved in or imagined."
I think that pretty much sums up this amazing record. The only flaw that I can find on it is that Jarboe should be singing "The Song of the Warrior" not Karen O. But, hey if that is the only flaw, then that speaks volumes. Grab this record! You will not be disappointed! This is an instant classic. The title track is 32:14 minutes of pure brilliance.
What are you still doing reading this!
Finally, after sitting in the Zappa family's vault since its recording in the mid 1970's, this masterpiece has been officially released. And, as most of you are aware, the only previous version of Bat Chain Puller was from a second generation copy of the original master. So, this was a welcomed treat when it came out in early June this year.
Further, the production quality on this is outstanding, making all the songs that overlap with The Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) album sound pale in comparison. This is definitely the definitive version of what should have been Captain Beefheart's majestic return from the tragic band years. Anyway, enough of my pedantic ramblings, enjoy this superb record!
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Well, the wonderful folks at hotfile.com have suspended our account, rendering 75% of our content useless. Unless someone out there wants to re-upload all the lost content, then The Short Bus is more than likely dead.
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Well, July is going to kick ass. Baroness will have a new album coming out, and I will be chilling out on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, working on my second novel. Honestly, I don't see how life could be better. In the meantime, here is Baroness killing it from the 2009 Roadburn festival!
What else can I say except smoke up take some galantamine and choline and get yourself out of your body!
All Paul Westerberg seems to do besides being elusive is pen some amazing songs. Suiciane Gratification is no exception. Although it got mixed reviews on its release, it has aged like a fine wine. Some decade later, it offers up some gems for all us losers, underachievers and misfits out there. In particular, "Fugitive Kind" stands out as one of the greatest songs Westerberg has ever written. I would dare to say it is right up there with "Answering Machine." Anyway, if that doesn't get you, there is the anthemic "Best Thing That Never Happened," which sums up my whole life.
What the hell are you waiting for? Grab this witty collection of lyrics and song, drink a few beers, a shot of bourbon and ruminate about your existence.
When Jimi Hendrix was asked what it feels like to be the greatest guitar player in the world, he say that he didn't know, go ask Rory Gallagher. Deuce, Gallagher's second solo album, is a tour de force in heavy rock based blues. Simply put, this album is quite possibly Rory Gallagher's best studio album. Highlights include "Used to Be," "Crest of a Wave," "In Your Town" and "Whole Lot of People." Grab this stellar album, smoke some nice weed and let Rory Gallagher and company blow your mind with some dazzling musicianship!