Sandy Duncan’s Eye–Three (underrated indie/postpunk/posthardcore/noiserock)

Sandy Duncan’s Eye–Three

From their 1991 self-titled release. Sandy Duncan’s Eye is a pretty obscure postpunk/posthardcore/noiserock band from LA, I had their album in the 90s and listened to it a bit, they didn’t stand out that much but in retrospect their stuff is pretty good. This is one of their best songs which is pretty great, alot of their music is kind of like Big Black, Shellac, Drive Like Jehu, Unwound, etc.

Previously unreleased Drive Like Jehu song released!!! Not on any album/7″/official release!!!

Wow, check it out, in this Drive Like Jehu show from 1992 at the X-Ray Cafe in Portland, Oregon, starting at 30:00, there’s a TOTALLY UNRELEASED DRIVE LIKE JEHU SONG that I had never heard before and is not on any album, 7″, compilation, or any other live video I’ve ever seen.

Does anyone know the guys in this band, are there any other rare gems out there?     Totally awesome.  The only other unreleased piece of Jehu I’ve ever heard is the original? or an alternate intro for New Math–you know how it’s called “New Intro” on Yank Crime?  If you listen to the recording of the live Drive Like Jehu KXLU radio set, the intro to New Math is totally different than on Yank Crime and is totally awesome too…

 

o13–Time Wave Zero (Favorite new band, best record of 2013 so far)

o13–Time Wave Zero

Featuring Mark C from Live Skull, Stuart Argabright from Ike Yard, and Kent Heine from The Holy Ghost, o13 (formerly Outpost 13) has made the record of the year, actually of the past few years, with their new release Time Wave Zero.  It’s a sophisticated mix of new wave, no wave, krautrock, dub, electronic, and ambient music that sounds wholly original and inspired, invoking the present, past, and future (bridging the gaps from 1978 to 1985 to 2013 and beyond) in a totally unique way.

I’m tempted to say that only veteran experimental/underground musicians who never hit the big time and have been keeping the torch alive, making art and music in the background for the last few decades, could make a record that sounds as effortless and evocative as Time Wave Zero.   If pressed for comparisons I’d say this would fit in nicely with some Can, Philip Glass, Live Skull, Orb’s Orbus Terrarum, Suicide, Joy Division, Brian Eno, all in their prime!!!  It’s super-accomplished and stylized, the type of album that all fits together perfectly, evoking a number of moods and emotions that you just can’t get anywhere else.  It’s about time–an album this good and consistent hasn’t come out in many years, especially out of the indie/postpunk arena–maybe the last records this interesting were Battles’ Gloss Drop and Mirrored?

Spotify: o13 – Remote Purity Control

Desire Records: 013 (CD) (vinyl)

Newsflash: Desire Records is also re-releasing some Live Skull records on CD and vinyl, and they’re on Spotify too!  It’s about time, Live Skull is basically as good or usually better than Sonic Youth in their own inspired and unique way (only Sister and Daydream Nation are on par with the best Live Skull records) but many of their best records have never been released on CD until now (or soon, currently in preorder)!!!  A dedicated post on this monumental (I’m serious) news  soon!

Favorite new bands: Survival Knife, Lone

Survival Knife: Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno from Unwound etc in the amazing new band Survival Knife!!!  Kind of like Unwound meets Black Flag, Drive Like Jehu, and Voivod!!!

Their whole first show, soundboard, can be found here:

http://www.shinygreymonotone.com/2012/12/survival-knife-live-eagles-hall-bar-03.html

Lone–Once in Awhile:

Awesome producer from the UK bringing it back like vintage 808 State meets Metro Area…

Awesome new 149 song funk, afrobeat, new wave, psych rock, etc mix

My friend just made the following mix…hopefully they’ll have an upload soon.  It’s sort of like the 10-12 hour Peanut Butter Wolf Boilerroom TV thing! (https://soundcloud.com/platform/sets/peanut-butter-wolfs-12hr-12-12)

  1. The Chakachas – Jungle Fever (03:16)
  2. Frank Zappa – Peaches En Regalia (03:38)
  3. Margo Guryan – Sunday Morning (02:20)
  4. Francis Lai – A Man And A Woman (orch) (02:41)
  5. Grateful Dead – Box of Rain (05:18)
  6. Brian Eno – Burning Airlines Give You So Much More (03:17)
  7. Just Blaze, Jay Electronica – Exhibit C [Radio Rip] (03:56)
  8. X-Ray Connection – Get Ready (06:55)
  9. Fela And The Africa 70/Fela Kuti – Lady (13:47)
  10. Minutemen – Search (00:53)
  11. Magma – The Last Seven Minutes (1970-71, phase I) (07:48)
  12. Space – Magic Fly (04:20)
  13. Charly Antolini’s power dozen – Uela Uela (03:55)
  14. Mulatu Astatqé – Yèkèrmo Sèw (A Man of Experience and Wisdom) (04:15)
  15. Return to Forever – Vulcan Worlds (07:52)
  16. Lord Rhaburn – Disco Connection (04:44)
  17. Robert Wyatt – At Last I Am Free (04:18)
  18. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Into The Light (04:13)
  19. Mahavishnu Orchestra – Miles Beyond (04:47)
  20. Josef K – Endless Soul (02:28)
  21. King Crimson – Fallen Angel (06:03)
  22. Live Skull – Cloud One (03:09)
  23. Wire – The 15th (03:05)
  24. Kate Bush – Blow Away (03:34)
  25. Chakachas – Turtle Soup (03:49)
  26. Beck – Chemtrails (04:40)
  27. Lonnie Liston Smith – Magical Journey (04:59)
  28. Takehiro Honda – Salaam Salaam (18:31)
  29. Patrick Cowley – Sea Hunt (07:41)
  30. Joni Mitchell – 03-edith and the kingpin.mp3 (03:37)
  31. Metro Area – Miura (06:42)
  32. Fat Boys – Can You Feel It (06:48)
  33. Lime – Wake Dream (07:07)
  34. My Bloody Valentine – (When You Wake) You’re Still (03:18)
  35. Billy Cobham – Almustafa The Beloved (LP Version) (06:51)
  36. Prince – The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker [Explicit] (03:55)
  37. Herbie Hancock – No Means Yes (06:20)
  38. Francis Lai – Theme D’Anne (05:25)
  39. War – Youngblood (09:06)
  40. Christian Vander – Love in the darkness (10:35)
  41. Jaco Pastorius – Portrait Of Tracy (02:23)
  42. Zodiac – Pacific (03:58)
  43. McCoy Tyner – Festival in Bahia (10:10)
  44. Lonnie Liston Smith – Mystical Dreamer (A Tribute to Miles Davis) (05:31)
  45. Break 3000 – Disco 7 (08:28)
  46. Sebastien Tellier – Une Heure (03:51)
  47. Francis Lai – 06- Flashing notes (03:30)
  48. Space – Carry On, Turn Me On (08:09)
  49. Frank Zappa – Chunga’s Revenge (06:15)
  50. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (03:13)
  51. Rustie – Ultra Thizz (03:59)
  52. Charly Antolini’s power dozen – Play it loud (04:03)
  53. C4AM95 – Some Swords (03:50)
  54. Giorgio Moroder – I Wanna Rock You (06:28)
  55. Madvillain/MF Doom/Quasimoto – Closer (03:02)
  56. Charly Antolini’s power dozen – Jumping (03:56)
  57. C4AM95 – Lee Tom (02:45)
  58. Andre Carr – Disco Frisco (06:00)
  59. RiFF RAFF – Bird On A Wire [Prod. By Harry Fruad] (Action Bronson Feat. RiFF RAFF) (03:13)
  60. Dorothy Ashby – Heaven And Hell (03:11)
  61. Magazine – Permafrost (05:31)
  62. ZZ Top – Sheik [Remastered Album Version] (04:06)
  63. St. Vincent – The Party (04:05)
  64. Metro Area – Orange Alert (05:39)
  65. Joni Mitchell – Refuge of the Roads (06:41)
  66. Justus Kohncke – Elan (08:36)
  67. Joni Mitchell – 10 – Blonde In The Bleachers (02:42)
  68. Seelenluft – Manila (Zongamin remix) (04:06)
  69. Massimo Barsotti DJ – Whole Lotta Love (05:15)
  70. Gang – KKK (Club Mix) (05:17)
  71. Bud Powell – Un Poco Loco (04:46)
  72. Kat Mandu – Welcome Aboard (07:23)
  73. Theo Parrish – Got a Match (02:20)
  74. Caetano Veloso – Nega maluca/billie jean/eleanor rigby (03:57)
  75. C4AM95 – Flawless Victory (07:30)
  76. Madvillain – Supervillain Theme [Explicit] (00:52)
  77. Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band – Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles (02:57)
  78. Madvillain – Great Day [Explicit] (02:16)
  79. Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band – Big Eyed Beans from Venus (04:23)
  80. Cher – Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (02:37)
  81. Phil Collins – I Missed Again (03:45)
  82. Gabor Szabo – keep smiling – gabor szabo (07:26)
  83. Paul McCartney & Wings – My Love (04:07)
  84. Rosie & The Originals – Angel Baby (03:17)
  85. Minnie Ripperton, Rotary Connection – Minnie Ripperton – Iam the Black Gold Of The Sun (05:45)
  86. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (06:05)
  87. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 01 – caboclo.mp3 (02:52)
  88. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 02 – pelas sombras x.mp3 (02:15)
  89. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 03 – sylvia x.mp3 (03:02)
  90. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 04 – presente grego x.mp3 (02:31)
  91. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 05 – dedicada a ela.mp3 (03:33)
  92. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 06 – seriado x.mp3 (01:44)
  93. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 07 – na boca do sol x.mp3 (02:54)
  94. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 08 – velho parente x.mp3 (02:19)
  95. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 09 – o mapa x.mp3 (02:42)
  96. Arthur Verocai – arthur verocai – 1972 – arthur verocai – 10 – karina (domingo no grajaú).mp3 (05:16)
  97. Bad Brains – Re-Ignition (04:16)
  98. Battles – 01. SZ2 (09:19)
  99. Blur, Laurie Anderson – Blur and Laurie Anderson-Girls And Boys From The Air (L & S Remix).mp3 (07:09)
  100. Boards Of Canada – Nlogax (06:53)
  101. Bonnie Dobson – Bonnie Dobson-Bird of Space.mp3 (02:53)
  102. Daft Punk and Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (06:46)
  103. Dawson – DJ Shinrip (03:47)
  104. Delta 5 – Anticipation (02:11)
  105. Delta 5 – Shadow (02:40)
  106. Dorothy Ashby – Myself When Young (05:19)
  107. Eyeless in Gaza – John of Patmos (04:18)
  108. Flying Lizards – her story (04:44)
  109. Flying Lizards – flying lizards – fourth wall – 05 – a-train.mp3 (05:09)
  110. Flying Lizards – The Window (05:26)
  111. Francis Lai – francis lai- l’aventure c’est l’aventure- Rapt.mp3 (07:42)
  112. Gentle Giant – Wreck (04:40)
  113. George Hirota – The Ancient Consciousness of Evil Spirit (06:52)
  114. Golden Earring – Fist in Glove (03:26)
  115. Gong – Love Is How You Make It (03:24)
  116. Gordons – Right on Time (08:50)
  117. Just Blaze, Jay Electronica – Exhibit A (Transformations) (02:47)
  118. Joji Hirota – Sublimation (05:51)
  119. Killing Joke – Nervous System (04:18)
  120. Magazine – The Great Man’s Secrets (04:57)
  121. Manuel Göttsching – Quiet Nervousness (13:00)
  122. Manuel Göttsching – Moderate Start (10:00)
  123. Manuel Göttsching – And Central Game (07:00)
  124. Manuel Göttsching – Promise (06:00)
  125. Manuel Göttsching – Queen a Pawn (05:00)
  126. Manuel Göttsching – Glorious Fight (03:26)
  127. Manuel Göttsching – H.R.H. Retreats (With a Swing) (09:00)
  128. Manuel Göttsching – And Sovereignty (03:00)
  129. Manuel Göttsching – Draw (03:35)
  130. Martha and the Muffins – Swimming (03:52)
  131. Maze – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – We are one (Vinyl) (06:08)
  132. Michel Colombier – Layas (05:52)
  133. Moondog – Down Is Up (01:06)
  134. Morgen – Of Dreams (03:22)
  135. My Bloody Valentine – Soft as Snow (but Warm Inside (02:20)
  136. Patrick Cowley – Sea Hunt (07:41)
  137. Pere Ubu – On The Surface (02:38)
  138. Phil Manzanera – Miss Shapiro (06:23)
  139. Sebastien Tellier – La ritournelle (07:34)
  140. Shocking Blue – The Butterfly and I [Bonus Track] (04:01)
  141. Snakeshed – Karate Moves (01:13)
  142. Spike in Vain – Hamlet’s Dilemma (02:28)
  143. The Stranglers – Baroque Bordello (03:49)
  144. Susan Christie – Paint a Lady (03:22)
  145. Talking Heads – Born under punches (05:49)
  146. The Orb – Valley (07:36)
  147. Vangelis – The Dragon (04:29)
  148. J Dilla – Workinonit (02:57)
  149. Sweetness – Yes (04:28)

Drive Like Jehu shirts

drive like jehu shirts

So someone made these lovely DIY Drive Like Jehu shirts.  I think Swami Records should sell them in the Merch Lackey store…

Six Finger Satellite’s Influence on Daft Punk’s Homework?

Six Finger Satellite–Rabies (Baby’s Got the)

Six Finger Satellite’s 1995 album “Severe Exposure,” specifically the song “Rabies (Baby’s Got the)” may have influenced Daft Punk’s 1996 single Da Funk, which is also featured on their  Homework album from 1997.  How you may ask?  Check out the keyboard stabs in Da Funk–conceptually similar to this arpeggiated keyboard part/stab in Rabies–then especially, check out that high pitched keyboard sound in Rabies–the notes played are similar to that main winding keyboard riff in Da Funk, it’s just that the riff in Da Funk has a little more frills.  And notice how the keyboard sound in the first few seconds of Rabies (also used to echo the main bassline periodically after :50 seconds in the song) sounds alot like the keyboard sound used for the main melody/winding keyboard part of Da Funk and a sound used alot on Daft Punk’s Human After All album.  I’m not saying these parts sound exactly the same, but that both feature conceptually similar keyboard stabs and winding synth parts with very similar notes.  They also both feature steady beats–a little more rock in Rabies,  still dancey/disco-ish,  and a little bit more straightforward dance/funk in Da Funk.

Daft Punk obviously listened to lots of weird 70s music, disco, electronic, experimental music (see all the music they sampled for Discovery and Human After All and the songs they picked for their Electroma movie), and I would not be surprised if they may have heard about this weird American band Six Finger Satellite that was making weird 70s-ish punk-electronic hybrid punk dance music in 1995 through friends, the press, or college radio, and having eclectic experimental tastes, may have picked up the album and been impressed with Rabies, which may have consciously or subconsciously influenced Da Funk.  What do you think?  On first listen, you may think, “These sound nothing alike.”  But keep your ear open for the conceptual similarities of the keyboard stabs, and the conceptual similarity of the notes of the main winding keyboard parts/main melody and the steady drum beats–conceptually they’re pretty similar in structure and intent.  Interestingly, the soundman for Six Finger Satellite, James Murphy, would go on to start LCD Soundsystem, and would end up making a song “Daft Punk is Playing at My House,” so you can see that there are definitely some conceptual and music shared roots there.

Daft Punk–Da Funk

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