Ep 83 LOUD!LOUD!LOUD! Best of 2015

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Regardless of how you spent the last 365 days, it was an amazing year for record collectors and aural addicts alike. Volume knobs across the world discovered their breaking points and speakers smoked more than your bizarrely inappropriate uncle.

Punk, garage, psychedelic, and just plain ole skin slamming rock’n’roll, 2015 held lesser years upside down and stole their lunch money. Vinyl gave us highly listenable, collectible, and inconvenient modes of blaring tunes.Digital gave us the ability to make mixes that never end. And cassettes even showed their despicable little face around the playground after the thrashing they took in the late 90’s. It was a great year to dance and celebrate sound and come out the other side alive.

Here’s to a great 2016. In the meantime, here are my selections for the best songs of 2015. Thanks for helping make this show what it is and remember to Rage Well.

Isaac Rother and the Phantoms – Somebody Put a Hex on Me
The Juke Joint Pimps – A Thing You Gotta Face
The Jackets – Wheels of Time
C.W. Stoneking – The Zombie
Marcel Bontempi – Dig A Hole
The Legendary Shack Shakers – Dig a Hole
King Automatic – Plan B (Adopt a Lapdancer)
Beach Slang – I Break Guitars
Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Ossuary
The Creeping Ivies – Witch House
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cooking for Television
The Blue Beats – Toxic
Holly Golightly – What You See
King Khan and the BBQ Show – Killing the Wolfman
The Mountain Goats – Werewolf Gimmick
Becky Lee and Drunkfoot – I Wanna Kill Myself
Screaming Females – Hopeless
Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To the Party
The Mountain Goats – Heel Turn 2
William Elliot Whitmore – A Thousand Deaths

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King Salami and the Cumberland 3 – Trubble Trubble
King Khan and His Shrines – Torture
The Creeping Ivies – The Witch House
Thee Oh Sees – Poor Queen
Becky Lee and Drunkfoot – I Want to Kill Myself
The Routes – Tell Me It Ain’t So
Isaac Rother and the Phantoms – Hitman
Bloodshot Bill – Can’t Dance Alone
Fia Sco and the Majestics – Boom Boom
Jay Reatard – In the Dark
Zak and his Unhappy Guitar – Jack O’Diamonds
Uncle Butcher and Margareth Doll Rod – The Best is Yet to Come
Dr. Bontempi’s Snake Oil Company – Uranium Rock
Abner Jay – My Middle Name is the Blues
Delany Davidson – I’m So Depressed
The Pistoleers – Bank Robber
Man or Astroman? – Destination Venus
The White Wires – Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
Tullycraft – Lost in Light Rotation
Late Bloomer – Use Your Words
Baby Ghosts – Ghost Boyfriend
Satelliters – Where Do We Go?

Bibliodiscoteque Episode 44 – Best of 2013

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Episode 44 – The Best of What I Heard This Year 2014

It was a great year for my stereo.
It quite honestly felt as though each week I was finding a new favorite album or band of the year. So, as December creeps in like a red garbed fat bastard, I leave you with a treat: a collection of some of my favorite tunes. No, they aren’t all from 2013, some are from reissues, albums released in Dec 2012, or just one’s that came to my attention in the last 330-odd days. These are the tracks that ranked highest in my playlist. In no order other than to allow for the most pleasurable auditory experience.

X-Craft on Tirpitz – Wild Billy Chyldish & CTMF
Adam & Evil – Rev. Tom Frost
The Creature from the Black Lagoon – The Monsters
I Can’t Get No – Thee Oh Sees
Apocalypse Blues – Evelinn Trouble
Blind is Blind – Dylan Walshe
Ol’ Ted’s Habits – Twin Beasts (formally The Toot Toot Toots)
Life Worth Livin’ -Uncle Tupelo
O’ Be Joyful – Shovel & Rope
Siren – Slaughter Daughters
Old Fashioned Man – Becky Lee and Drunkfoot
The Second Generation Punks – Wild Billy Chyldish
Born to Kill – The Thermals
Wasting My Time – The Jackets
Mirror Mirror – The Creeping Ivies
Social Network – Thee Spivs
Heart Healing (Part 1) – Volage

Shakin’ Your Ass – The Shit

The ‘Year in Review’ Review

My favorite releases of the past year (in no particular order).

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Tullycraft – Lost in Light Rotation
After a prolonged absence, Tullycraft return with a armload of Twee tunes for the masses. Let the hipsters rejoice! Tullycraft have been putting out amazing records since before you were ironically cool. All the same great sounds you remember from the 90’s but now with Phil Ek producing.

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Slaughter Daughters – Demo (Bandcamp)
There is an heir of Greek tragedy and religion floating around in this fantastically sweeping demo. Slaughter Daughters work that line between folk and punk  like the very Fates themselves.

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the Creeping Ivies – Stay Wild (Dead Beat Records)
Ok, this was released on Dec 12, 2012, but the rawness and fury of The Creeping Ivies actually propelled it into a Best of 2013 list.

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Wild Billy Chyldish & CTMF – All Our Forts are With You (Damaged Goods)
This year’s Billy Childish project is easily the strongest since Thee Headcoats. There is a sense of nostalgia working its way through these tracks, but not the ‘pity me’ reflective tone that haunts many great many aging artists. These are the songs most of my generation would be writing and all should be listening to.

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Dyan Walshe – Blind is Blind 7” (Squoodge Records)
Keep an eye on this folk troubadour: For not only is he apparently indestructible, but his sound and knowledge are timeless.

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Reissue of the Year: Reverend Beat-Man and the Un-Believers – Get On Your Knees LP (Voodoo Rhythm Records)
Released in 2000, this bad boy is now on vinyl and itching to blow holes through your speakers.

Review: The Creeping Ivies – Stay Wild

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Stay Wild (available for digital download here)

Every time I Becca Bomb breathlessly screams lyrics, changes octaves mid-syllable, and shrieks ‘yeahs’ and ‘wahs’, I understand why rock’n’roll was once considered so damn dangerous. It is physically impossible to remain calm and the force of the music compels me to shake shit up at the malt shop and chicken race stolen cars. Between Becca’s caterwaul and primordial jungle rhythms of Duncan Destruction’s I hear sound that struck fear into the hearts The Man and squares alike . All rock should be this primitive and infective.

Stay Wild is what the volume knob is for. It’s the reason your downstairs neighbors are sleepless. The raw power of The Creeping Ivies can’t be contained.

My favorite track of 2012 was The Creeping Ivies’ ‘Chicken Voodoo Blues’ (Free at this link). I feel pretty comfortable saying that 2013 will see another Ivies song take first place. Sure we are only two months into the year, but ‘Mirror, Mirror’ is the only song you need on your 2013 playlist.

Episode 27.5 – Music to Read Schitzles By Side B

There really isn’t too much to say that hasn’t been said about Shawn Dickinson already this month and in this current podcast. Shawn is one hell of a good person. If you like this music, and you like trash culture, pick up his book, a print, or one of his shirts. This media blitz comes from nothing more than really respecting the guy whose work I’ve been promoting for a month straight.

That said, as this month closes out stick around for an amazing July. Ixnayray and I are launching a new show called AudioBiblioCool. It a genre-less show that promises to please anyone with a diverse musical palate. And if you don’t like it, well, I don’t really care, as it was fun as hell to make and works for any social occasion minus funerals and police bookings.

Rage Well,

Episode 27.5 – Music to Read Schitzles By…Side B

It’s Trash – Cavemen
The Rat’s Revenge – The Rats
Get Down (and Get Stupid!) –  The Del-Gators
Good Times – The Easybeats
Playa De Los Muertos –Bomboras
The Story Of My Life – Unrelated Segments
I Fought The Surf – The Vultures
Bad Part Of Town – Barefacts
It’s My Pride – The Thanes
Do What’s Right By You – The Routes
Get Ready for Action! – Mondo Topless
Ghastly Stomp – The Ghastly Ones
Chicken Voodoo Blues – The Creeping Ivies
El Humo Te Hace Mal – Los Peyotes
Grits And Grease – The Quintette Plus
Burnin’ Rubber – The Surfaris
The Devil Dance – The Devils
Three Kats in a Tub – Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos
No Correspondence – The Beckett Quintet
Mr. Moto – The Belairs
No Escape – The Seeds
The shape I’m in – The Masonics
Can’t Judge A Book – Thee Headcoats
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell – Iggy And The Stooges

 

Something Nice – The Creeping Ivies – Ghost Train EP

The Creeping Ivies – Ghost Train EP

 It has been Spring on theUS’s East Coast since last Autumn. This, for those fearful of the wintery blasts of Atlantic air, came as something of a relief. To me, though, it was unnatural and horrible.

 Of course one of the biggest problems with missing an entire season is that it is hard to build any motivation for warmer weather and any seasonal change; especially when that change involves sweating while standing still.

 The Creeping Ivies have solved that problem. What this Scottish duo unleashed is a reason to sweat. These three tracks give the middle finger to passive listening. In order to best enjoy this EP, prepare to become an active participant screaming the vocals, in contrast to Becca Bomb’s controlled vocal blasts, and jumping in time to Duncan Destruction’s devastating demolition of the drums. This album is the ultimate summer weight loss program.

 Lyrically the lines bounce around in a dehydrated fever dream as Becca’s voice slams arrays of notes with the keen precision of a surgeon’s knife. The lines have a rudimentary simplicity that adhere themselves to the brain and fit the spasm of guitar and drum. The delivery is far enough from most other garage bands to be refreshing but unpredictable enough to draw the listener’s attention for repeated listens. Don’t believe me? Go download Chicken Voodoo Blues and only listen to it once. I’m Serious. Open a new Tab and do it. I’ll wait.

 See what I mean?

 The summer sun has nothing on The Creeping Ivies.