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…



Don Caballero, American Don tour, Fireside Bowl, Chicago, 1999, entire show (1 hour)

The crowning achievement of Western music to date, Don Caballero on the American Don tour.  Here’s the whole show.  Fireside Bowl, Chicago, 1999.  Please, if anyone has footage of the Fucking Champs show that accompanies this, let me know!!!

Snakefinger–The Man in the Dark Sedan & Jesus was a Leprechaun

Wow, how did I miss out on Snakefinger for so long? Weirdo new wave experimental prog punk?

Snakefinger–Jesus was a Leprechaun

Snakefinger–The Man In The Dark Sedan

Robert Fripp on Bartok’s String Quartets: All Prog Rock comes from Bartok

Rock & Folk >> What was rock like back then?

Fripp >> I was a young man without work signed to Decca. I arrived in London in 67 with Sergeant Pepper’s bubbling inside of me. Hendrix, Bartok string quartets, an experience of passionate music…

Fripp >> …In 67, I wondered more what would have happened if Hendrix had interpreted Bartok’s string quartets, or Stravinsky’s “Rites of Spring”. Hendrix with his power, his distinct style, his cutting edge in a totally different framework. The merging of the Afro-American culture, the blues and jazz, and the tonal harmonic European system. For me, “Larks Tongue’s in Aspic” tried to answer this question…


King Crimson–Red (8-bit version)

This is the coolest thing I have heard in years–someone has made an 8-bit version of King Crimson’s Red!!! It sounds like King Crimson meets Castlevania and Super Mario…please, please, please make more! How about Led Zeppelin’s Achilles Last Stand? Please make a video of how you made this!

Awesome Analog Synth Library Music Prog Funk

Mannheim Steamroller–Four Rows of Jacks

Bee Gees–Nights on Broadway
Check out the awesome analog synth action at the beginning…

J Dilla–Dillanthology Vol. 1 and J Dilla–Jay Stay Paid–New Favorite Music

I had always wondered what the big fuss was about J Dilla. I checked out Donuts at one point, and thought that while some of it was good (songs like Workinonit and Airworks), quite a lot of it was sketchy and uneven, including the handfuls of songs that basically just play some old soul tracks all the way through, not even really chopping them up or anything. However…

However, lucky for me, the powers that be just released two amazing J Dilla compilations, Dillanthology Vol 1 and Jay Stay Paid. Basically, the songs on these albums are like 1000 times better than on Donuts, and I can now see why people list J Dilla as like a top three producer. I think so too, he is now one of my favorite musicians ever.

The songs on Dillanthology Vol 1 and Jay Stay Paid will appeal to fans not just of hip hop but indie rock, electronic music, prog rock, psychadelic rock, etc (he loved the prog rock, psych rock, and moogy analog synth samples). The way he arranges his drums, samples, bass parts, synths, etc is totally creative and musically awesome–you can see what a far-reaching musician J Dilla really is/was, how many great ideas he had, his wide array of influences, how much he cared/how much work he put into his music. Really good stuff.

So, thanks record labels for giving J Dilla these great posthumous releases that give us a wide overview of the best of J Dilla’s vast creative output. They should put a footnote on albums like Donuts saying that they are just leftovers/filler/sketches (should have named it Ruff Draft 2?), and to look first to the real meat of his work on compilations like Dillanthology Vol 1
and Jay Stay Paid. Highly recommended.

J Dilla–Nothing Like This (off of the Ruff Draft album)