One of my favorite albums ever from one of my favorite bands ever. Ah, the memories... being 15, sitting in my room night after night, furiously scribbling deep thoughts, profound and character-setting revelations, while listening to this album. I can say now, that some years have gone by, as I look back, that this album has a major responsibility in directing how I came to be as I am now. And some of these songs are on the radio, you'll find them on the generic new metal station, funny huh? This is a great album, some of these songs can still blow me away at times, and my appreciation of these guys has always been increasing.
The name alone should tell anybody how fucking great this album is. The man behind this is one named Maynard James Keenan, whom you may know of from such acts as Tool, and A Perfect Circle. This music is nothing like those bands. So you better be ready to get into your birthday suit and wrestle in a pool of olive oil with the hottest girls you can find for $100. What? Just turn it up dammit! PUSCIFER. <3
Oh boy I'm goin' mainstream now, watch out. Soon I'll have ads for the new pop-tart flavor, endorsed by that douchebag Steve or whatever the fuck his name is from the subway commercials. DAVID BOWIE. This album is great, the first Bowie album I've heard and I see why so many people dig him.
You know Brian Eno right? If you don't, I'll tell you he's cool, and done lots of good stuff over the years. Wikipedia says, "English musician, composer, record producer, singer and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music." So there you have it. This is a classic record.
The timeless, amazing Fela Kuti doin' his thing. Some of the most happenin' music out there. --- "The album criticised the Nigerian government and resulted in the murder of Kuti's mother and the destruction of his commune by the military."
I like this album a lot. These guys have worked with good people throughout the years... Nick Cave, the Swans, Iggy Pop, Lydia Lunch... A good album to listen to when you've drank Jägermeister and are laying on your bed (or on your cardboard mat, floor, pile of bramble bushes, beanbag, Shetland Pony, etc etc) but don't really want to get up or go to sleep. Perfect for that. In my experience at least.
THIS CHICK!! Ho-ho! Wow. She's the shit. Her song, "Female Guitar Players Are the New Black"... she's totally right about that. One of a kind stuff here! Featuring the frenetic drumming of one Zach Hill, this album is full of energy, catchiness, rhythmic tom-foolery, and even lyrics to contemplate your navel upon. Totally fresh! Love it!
ABOUT TIME I POSTED THIS! I know, I know.... No really! Put down your pitchforks, people! Give me a break, please! .... As our main man Henry Rollins says about this album, "be careful, this one will leave marks." ... And it's true, just ask your Aunt Wilma.... If ya ain't heard, my son, it's time ye do. Welcome to Earth.
I love Dillinger not only cuz he does great music, but because the stuff he's singin is sometimes so fuckin funny, and he pulls it off so smooooth. It may not seem all that funny to some people, but I'm not them, and I hope you're not them either. Huh? It's good music, mofo! Listen up!
Ok, I know. A little concept going here. First a Yuka Honda album, and NOW a Miho Hatori album. Forgive me if it's a little too much for you. ~~~ This is great stuff too. I don't know about this "Smokey" character, but I CAN endorse Miho Hatori, the other half of the band Cibo Matto. This album is "lovely" (it's hard for me to say that, or even type it), but it really is. Wikipedia says it's bossa nova, and samba, and I can hear that, but of course it's different, duh. A wonderful album.
This is a good album, real enjoyable. Yuka Honda is known mostly for being one half of the band Cibo Matto back in the 90's. This album seems perfect for a night consisting of staying in your room, smoking pot by yourself, and reading a learn-a-foreign-language book. I've done two of those three things. Guess which one I didn't...
The classic album from a tremendous group! Neubauten is legendary, enough probably couldn't be said about what these boys have done over the years. I'll be posting more of their stuff in the near(-enough) future.
You know, there was this band, like, some years ago, and like, they were called like, Black Flag, and stuff. And like, I mean, they're kinda like legends now. And this album, called, like, DAMAGED, is like, maybe their like, trademark album, you know what I mean?........................................ All I'm trying to say is if you see a really cute girl and don't know what to say to her, just put your face way too close to hers, and yell, "YOU LIKE BLACK FLAG?"
Does this NEED any introduction?! ... "So now ladies and gentlemen it is star time, are you ready for star time? Thank you and thank you very kindly. It is indeed a great pleasure to present to you at this particular time, national and international[ly] known as the hardest working man in show business, Mr. Dynamite, the amazing Mr. Please Please himself, the star of the show, James Brown!"
What an album. What a band. I better check myself right now before I start crying into my sauerkraut. I love Kraftwerk. I think I'll probably always love Kraftwerk. Folks, take note, Kraftwerk is the true shit. Imagine: people in the mid-70's, noodling with electronics while everyone else was trying to get their hair together, making music that blew open a whole new territory and would one day be as big as... yo mama. As good as it gets:
This is one of my favorite bands. TRIO. They had a huge international hit with the song "Da, Da, Da"... ("There, there, there") ... Simple pop music on the surface, but man... it's got soul, it just really strikes me a certain way. The song "Out In The Streets" is one of the best songs I know. Plus these guys are really funny, check out some youtube video's of them playing. Look! Germans with humor! <3 Trio <3 Classic.
"...If what you say is true, the Shaolin and the Wu-Tang could be dangerous. Do you think your Wu-Tang sword can defeat me? Bring the muthafuckin ruckus..." . . . You gosta hear this at least once, just so you can make sure you know what real hip hop is.
Now this is what Morvin's Milk is ALL ABOUT! Indian Bollywood film scorer back in the early 80's, he plays around with a new Roland TR-808, diddles some songs and puts it into an album. About 25 years later, people find this album and nobody can believe it was from 1982. Hugely pre-dating the birth of Acid music from the other side of the world in Detroit. Put on a fresh pot of coffee and SLAP YO MAMA', this shit IS INSANE!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this album! Best listened to in the Summer, very pleasant, everything's green and bubbly and boy, everything sure is OK. Can's a legend and this is my favorite of their albums. (and it's pronounced like "kahn"... not like soup-"can")...... CAN you dig it?! (pun) Indeed you CAN!
It sounds like what it looks like it will sound like. ...And that is: great. Sublime Frequencies (a label to get into) has put out these guys' new Zayna Jumma album (2011)... It is also great. Group Doueh, wonderful stuff! Soul...
From their myspace page: "INFLUENCES- Marijuana, Drugs, Zombies, Barbarians, Weed, Scanners, Hate, Space, Post Apocalyptic Future, Wizards, Androids, Nuclear Fallout, Aliens, Alcohol, Pot, War, Replicants, Junkers, Cyber Punk, Life's Amazing High's, Life's Punishing Low's, Addiction, Tube Amplifiers, Volume, Kush, Vibrations, Corruption, Betrayal, Humanity, or Lack There of..., Hash, DOOM!" . . . Great heavy stoner metal plus samples of someone ripping on a bong or Conan the Barbarian talking about pulling women around by their hair. FUCK YES. STONEHELM fo'evaaa!!!
Drexciya. It's like the best underwater techno from Detroit you've ever heard. Like, underwater, in a vacuum, from space, plus really catchy. Nobody does the Drexciya sound better than Drexciya. Music so wet, when a girl listens to it, well... you get the idea probably. Awesome stuff!
Enough couldn't be said about this guy (real name Richard D. James). I was obsessed with him for years, he's a fuckin one-of-a-kind prodigy... "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music". Back in the day he supposedly would finish making one of these songs quicker than you oil yourself down with Vaseline for your frat-buddies daily game of Slip-N-Slide/Beer Pong. No shit...
According to Wikipedia, Boris has done drone metal, sludge metal, noise rock, psychedelic rock, ambient and pop. They've gone all around and never made an album less than amazing, while continuing to change more than any band I've heard before. Boris is SOLID. This is wonderful:
I love this album. Jamie Lidell, this guy delivers the good stuff. It's like blending older funk soul with the new singer-with-a-laptop thing, playing with funny effects... This one's hard to describe, but I tell you you'll dig it. Great summer music.
You know Tom Waits, he's got so many albums it's hard to choose, this is one of my favorites. First one I ever heard and I was absorbed... Pulling weeds in fields in Belgium with this in the earphones on loop for long days... Tom Waits, what a guy.
Let's take a breather for a second, a little break from the rushing insanity of good music comin' atchya... To throw in a must-have classic that you should know by now anyway. Iggy Pop, the real deal, bar-NONE!
Don't let the pictures of people in funny clothes throw you off this super album. This band's got a great sound, and it's jivin' stuff. They're onto it. The song "Little Man" is... omg. Listen in headphones.
You know how we do it here at Morvin's Milk, we don't give it the long work-over, we just come at ya fast and heavy, just like yo mama likes it. Here's a really great album, street music from Vietnam. Your mom REALLY likes THIS!
I'll do less talking and more posts from now on. Now would be a good time to include a lengthy discussion on this album, and on things that come into my head as I'm writing, barely tying the topics together but... I won't.
Some band called.... what is it? Ramonds? Ramones? THE Ramones? Oh ok. The Ramones. There. ..... As good as their iconic self-titled debut release from the previous year, this album, "Rocket To Russia", will blast ya ass, if it hasn't already. Deserving of a spot in everyone's record collection, this is a must have FUNDAMENTAL of good music. I like their first four albums all the same (Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket To Russia, Road To Ruin). TAKE IT DEE DEE! 1 2 3 4!
Oh. My. God. If you don't know about Omar, if you don't know about THE Souleyman... It really is, damn well time you do. You put this album in the headphones and I guarantee (or your money back, huh?) that it will, at the very least, mildly blow you away. Or at least it did to me the first time. And the second. And even now. This is amazingly good stuff. Plus, you play this in your car real loud, roll the windows down, and check out the people in the parking lots. They all, "Daaaamn son!". Omar's the man. Buy everything he's done.
The first post on this blog has to be Fugazi's "Instrument". The first album I ever really "listened" to, way back in 1837. I hope I'm not dating myself there, oh my god. Anyways, the album is like a fine vintage wine, it's better the more you drink it. Fugazi was a great band, a real gem, known for being solid DIY through and through, always being great to their fans, $8 tickets, always all-ages, tons and tons and tons of benefits for all kinds of things.. real good group of guys. And they've all done good stuff before and after Fugazi. Expect more Fugazi on MORVIN'S MILK!