Mudhoney–You’re Gone

Mudhoney-You’re Gone

This is definitely one of Mudhoney’s best songs, worthy of being on Superfuzz Bigmuff, but for some reason it was only released on vinyl. Definitely needs to be released on CD/mp3!


Beck Dressed as Captain Beefheart in the Where It’s At Video

So I was watching the Where It’s At video by Beck today and realized that he totally pays homage to Captain Beefheart by dressing like him at 1:27 into the video, with the same pink/red/magenta background sky tint as Captain Beefheart in all of the Trout Mask Replica album photos! Along with name dropping Gary Wilson, I’m endlessly impressed by Beck’s shoutouts to weird musical culture!

Here’s the video:

Beck–Where it’s at

For good measure:

Gary Wilson–Chromium Bitch

Japanese Psychadelic, Prog, and Jazz Fusion: Flower Travellin Band and Osamu Kitajima

Flower Travellin’ Band–Hiroshima

Osamu Kitajima – Masterless Samurai

I’ll try to add a Joji Hirota Wheel of Fortune video to Youtube soon…

Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros: All In A Day

Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros: All In A Day

Wow, how did I miss this one? From their album Streetcore released in 2003, Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros: All In A Day. This is like the most Manchester feel-good rock/funk/dance song since the 1990s, like Beatles meets Stone Roses and of course Big Audio Dynamite. RIP Joe Strummer!

Can and Red Krayola/Red Crayola

Ah, the wonderful world of psychadelia and krautrock! These people did in the 1960s and 1970s what so many postpunk and new wave bands tried to do in the 1980s and indie bands tried to do in the 1990s and 2000s. Those musicians could all have gotten PhDs and cured cancer and brought world peace if they only knew the music they were trying to make had already been made 20, 30, 40 years earlier for them!

Can–One More Night
Awesome drums, harmonics, etc. Can’t beat trippy jazz dance drums with experimental guitar and bass and electronics and English-speaking native Japanese lead singer living in Germany. Can ends up sounding like trippy German Japanese experimental hippies channeling James Brown via Pink Floyd a lot of the time, the drums sometimes end up sounding like some Manchester songs from the 1990s but much better. There’s some Can song that’s quite like the Stone Roses’ Fools Gold.

I’ll bet Grateful Dead and Phish fans would really like Can. American Beauty is one of the best albums ever made BTW.

Sounds like 1995 and 1981. Pretty sure Joy Division listened to a lot of Can–what’s that one Joy Division song that sounds like this?

God, this song is so beautiful!!! WTF??? Indie rockers gave up the term “post rock” after they discovered that Can and Brian Eno basically did all that stuff in the 60s/70s.

Can-Vitamin C
Yup, here it is: Pink Floyd meets James Brown. Hey you, you’re losing your vitamin C!!!!

Red Crayola-Hurricane Fighter Plane
What??? It’s new wave postpunk in 1967. That’s BEFORE Captain Beefheart’s Troutmask Replica!!! The same year as Pink Floyd’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Ah, there aren’t really many YouTube videos of the Red Krayola/Red Crayola songs I’m looking for. You can preview them/download them on Amazon:

Red Crayola-Jewels of the Madonna
This really sounds like fucking PAVEMENT! Steve Malkmus!!! Jeez!!! It’s crazy that this was from the 1960s. What?????
Red Crayola-Green of My Pants
Red Crayola-Leejol
Red Crayola-Dairymaid’s Lament
Red Crayola-Sherlock Holmes
Red Crayola-Listen to This

Red Crayola-
Former Reflections Enduring Doubt
This is just a noisy freakout.

Awesome Psychadelic Rock Band–The Black Angels

The Black Angels–Science Killer

From Austin–totally awesome psychadelic rock.  Reminds of like, 13th Floor Elevators plus Electric Prunes plus Spacemen 3 Loop plus Suicide, plus some touches of Savage Republic.  Will fill your fuzz quotia for sure.  From Austin, Texas.  Thank God college radio still exists!

The Ark – Dr. Dog

The Ark – Dr. Dog

Yes, it’s “modern alternative” day on Trickle-Down…great song!