Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes ......The day off...February 27,2009

Over the past 20+ years as the host of "FMC" I have rarely missed a week. This week circumstances have prevented me from sharing a weeks worth of my life through music with the world. Fortunately we will all survive! I am lucky to have such a friend as like Mary Mackinnon who is covering for me this morning and I must say is presenting a perfectly challenging and wide array of music as I was sure she would. Mary knows her stuff and will give us all something to think about for the 3.5 hour duration of Friday Morning Cartunes this week. Mary, thank you for being there. I am digging the rock!

While we listen to Mary I think maybe it's time to let ya'll know that this year is already off to a wicked start with some fab new and old music, with a boat load of stuff com'n down the river 'o' rock. Here's some absolute killers that have been hangin' out in my hood as of late.....Circle have a new double lp out in the UK called "Triumph" which was born out of a WFMU session and is as always another great effort from this prolific group of Finlanders! While on the topic of prolifery there's another Omar Rodriguez Lopez lp entitled "Old Money" and damn if it ain't another total smoker. There's no stoppin' this man...awesome.
Got a knew Oresund Space Collective album on Transubstans yesterday and again, this mostly Scandanavian collective of Space rock worshippers have cracked my nut again with the perfect blend of psych, space, jazz, stoner and eastern edges...yowza!
Six Organs Of Admittance's "RTZ" triple on Drag City is amazing and as I owned none of the original rarites or unreleased music this ltd. triple contains I find it serves as either an important piece of documentation for a fan like me or for that matter a solid introduction to the uninitiated. Get yer feet wet with this either way! The group Death and their unreleased recording from back in the mid-70'(also from Drag City) is by 3 Detroit brothers and is a total ass-kicking Detroit pre-punk outing that reinforces the fact that there's a ridiculous amount of wicked, buried stuff that always needs to be dug up and released no matter from where or when!
MV & EE's "Drone Trailer" is a killer and the same goes for Rose Kemp (Daughter of Steeleye Span's Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp) and her album "Unholy Majesty". This is a wicked blend of sonic UK folk and doom rock...holy smokes!! I could go on cuz there's a ton more new and cool reissued stuff. Pop into the store and check for yourself or scope it out wherever you happen to be. Remeber to check out the radio show every Friday Morning at as it's all there to be heard...

On the imminent stuff from Wino, Sons Of Otis, Wooden Shjips, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Chatham Singers(Billy Childish), Jon Doe & The Sadies, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Weird Owl, Julie Doiron, Radio Moscow, Life On Earth and far more! Dig The Rock!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...February 20, 2009

John Coltrane - Ascent (Impulse) LP
Voltaire Brothers - Trouble Man Everyday (Fall Of Rome) LP
Kashmere Stage Band - Do Your Thing (Stones Throw) LP
Eddie Senay - Cameo (Sussex) LP
Sabu Martinez - Bernt (Mellotronen) LP
Can - Vernal Equinox (Virgin) LP
Sun City Girls - Nights In Tetuan (Eclipse) LP
Group Bombino - Boghassa (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Erkin Koray - Ankara Sokaklari (Turkuola) LP
HarYou Percussion Group - Ngoma (Cubop) LP
Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band - Bird Head Son (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
English Gypsy - Turning Wheel (Decca) LP
Walpurgis - Queen Of Saba (Wah Wah) LP
Dungen - Det Tar Tid (Subliminal Sounds) LP
earthlings? - Saving Up For My Spaceship/Illuminate (Crippled DicK) LP
John Fahey - When The Spring Time Comes Again (Takoma) LP
Jack Rose - Revolt (Tequila Sunrise) LP
Jean Ritchie - The Churning Song (Pacific Cascade) LP
Baird/Espvall/Krauss - Bruton Town (Bo'Weavil) LP
Christina Carter - Moving Intercepted (Wholly Other) LP
Rose Kemp - Milky White (Aurora Borealis) LP
ST 37 - Surfin' With The Shah (Indie) LP
Linus Pauling Quartet - Roll Out The Bong (September Gurls) LP
Adam Payne - Never See You Anymore (Holy Mountain) LP
Ten Years After - Bad Scene (Deram) LP
Groundhogs - Daze Of The Weak (Imperial) LP
The Pretty Things - You're Running You & Me (Ugly Things) LP
Cruciferius - Big Bird (Barclay) LP
Quicksilver Messenger Service - The Fool (Capitol) LP

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Joe Strummer...ghost in the house

Los Mondo Bongo, a band named after the Strummer song "Mondo Bongo", will be performing Clash and Mescalero's tunes under the banner of "A Celebration of the Music of Joe Strummer".

The band is comprised of former Mescaleros and other
notable musicians.. Mike Peters - The Alarm ,
Pablo Cook -The Mescaleros,Smiley - The Mescaleros,
Derek Forbes - Simple Minds , Steve Harris - Gary Numan
and Ray Gange, star of The Clash movie "Rude Boy" as tour DJ.

Los Mondo Bongo play 5 shows in the UK,including
the Cavern in Liverpool and then a short Canadian
tour as follows:

March 12 Montreal - Les Saints
March 13 Ottawa - Zaphod Beeblebrox
March 14 Sudbury – The Townehouse
March 15 Toronto - Horseshoe Tavern
March 16 Hamilton – The Casbah
March 17 London ON – Call the Office
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...February 13, 2009

Suishou No Fune - Becoming A Flower (Holy Mountain) LP
Mooseheart Faith - The Space We're In (September Gurls) LP
Zone Six - Hidden World (Sulatron) CD
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Proglodyte (pre-release) cdr
Circle - Steel Torment Warrior (Latitudes) LP
Dwell Within - Open The Floodgates (I Hate Records) LP
Rose Kemp - Nature's Hymn (Aurora Borealis) LP
Suarasama - Zapin Shirat/Ghazal Ingatan Diri (Drag City) LP
John Klemmer - Excursion #2 (Cadet Concept) LP
Noah Howard - Ole Negro (Bo'Weavill) LP
Agitation Free - Laila Pt's 1 & 2 (Vertigo) LP
Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations (Reprise) LP
Nebula - Strange Human (Sweet Nothing) LP
Judas Priest - Victim Of Changes (Koch) LP
Earthride- Weak End (Land O Smiles) 10"
Litmus - Far Beyond (Rise Above) CD
Toner Low - 1 (Freebird) LP
Sonic's Rendezvous Band - City Slang (Devil's jukebox) LP
Illusion - Man (Steed) LP
RTX - Mr. Wall (Drag City) LP
Quest For Fire - Next To The Fire (Storyboard) CD
Grand Funk Railroad - Into The Sun (Capitol) LP

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...February 6, 2009

Marcus Belgrave- Space Odyssey (Universal Sound) LP
Terje Rypdal - Bleak House (Polydor) LP
Tangle Edge - Dance Of The Cantharides (Synesthetic) LP
Sunburned Circle - Variksenpelatin (Conspiracy) LP
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins - Bill Blows It (Ubiquity) CD
La Otracina - Zunblazer (Holy Mountain) LP
Loop - Straight To Your Heart (Reactor) LP
Singapore Sling - Song For The Spirit (8MM) 7"
Cramps - Human Fly (IRS) LP
Chrome - 3rd From The Sun (Cleopatra) LP
Velvet Underground - The Gift (Verve) LP
MV&EE - Weathered Hollow (diCristina) LP
Rose Kemp - Dirty Glow (Aurora Borealis) LP
Jenks Miller - Babylon Destroyer part I (New Americam Folk Hero) CD
Mills Of God - Call Of The Eastern Moon (Modus Operandi) LP
Pandemonica - Bonehead (Pan) 12"
Alice Coltrane - Isis & Osiris (Impulse) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - ...Is Pushing Lucky (N20) LP
Morkobot - Morkobot Pt. I (Supernatural Cat) CD
Los Natas - Gitanoss (Buzzville) 10"
Quest For Fire - Strange Waves (Storyboard) CD
Atomic Workers - No Reaction (Nasoni) LP

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February Blues ?

Chase the winter blues away by checkin' these cool releases out....


We've had tons of re-stock in the last few weeks and lots of new
to the shop stuff as well! Hot so far this year...

Six Organs Of Admittance - RTZ Drag City 3xLP set/2xCD set
La Otracina - Blood Moon Riders LP Holy Mountain
Adam Payne(Residual Echoes)-Organ LP/CD Holy Mountain
MV & EE - Drone Trailer LP/CD
Gal Costa - Gal (1969) 4Men With Beards LP
Porn/Merzbow - And The Devil Makes Three Truth Cult LP
Asva - What You Don't Know Is Frontier Southern LP
Rats(pre Dead Moon) - S/T Mississippi LP

Wino - Punctuated Equilibrium Southern Lord CD
High Tide - Sea Shanties Sundazed LP
Extra Golden - Thank You Very Quickly Thrill Jockey LP/CD
Arbouretum - Song Of The Pearl Thrill Jockey LP/CD
Marissa Nadler - Little Hells Kemado LP/CD
Townes Van Zandt - back catalogue LPs on Fat Possum
Weird Owl - Ever The Silver Cord Be Loosed Tee Pee LP/CD
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - When Sweet Sleep Returned Tee Pee LP
Death (70's Detroit) - For The whole World To See Drag City LP/CD
Karen Dalton - It's So Hard To Tell... Light In The Attic LP
Rodriguez - Coming From Reality Light In The Attic LP
The Chatham Singers (Billy Childish) - Juju Claudius Damaged Goods LP
Joe Bataan - King Of Latin Soul Vampi Soul LP/CD
Black Merda - Force Of Nature Vampi Soul LP/CD
Bonnie Prince Billy - Beware LP/CD
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Communion Yep Roc 2xLP set/2xcd
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Old Money Stones Throw LP/CD
Flipper - all 4 LPs on 4Men With Beards
Murder City Devils - complete back catalogue LPs Sub Pop
Robert Wyatt - complete back catalogue on LP Domino records
Sandy Bull -back catalogue LPs