Thursday, December 31, 2009
MY TOP RECORDS OF 2009 PART 3
the lollipop shoppe- just color
fred cole is a god. the lollipop shoppe (dumbest band name ever?) was like his 4th or 5th band when this came out in 1968 and he's still going strong to this very day. i got to see pierced arrows twice last year and i can safely say that they rock harder than any other band i've seen and they're punk as fuck. anyway, this is a solid garage/psych album with a nice balance of rockers and trippy flower shit. "you must be a witch" is the jam.
lindsey buckingham- law and order
surprise, surprise... lindsey buckingham. creepy cover much? the first song FUCKING SUCKS, all i can think is that cocaine must have had a large part to do with it, but then it's "trouble", probably one of the best songs ever. the rest of the album rides that amazing/annoying line pretty hard. you're either into it or you're not.
ariel pink- anything
the best shit since old guided by voices made by a drugged l.a. adult-contempo midget.
nilsson- pussy cats
harry nilsson could've released an album of him farting and i would be into it. like any of his albums, not every song is awesome (why the fuck would you include a version of "loop de loop"?), but as if it matters. i think i almost prefer the destroyed vocals on this album to the total perfection of his earlier singing. him and john lennon used to get WASTED.
yellowman- mister yellowman
all hail the albino dancehall king. so good.
psychotic electro-rockabilly. this music makes me want to do druuuuuugs. so ahead of it's time this album isn't even out yet.
ryan and darcy hit a total slam dunk home run touchdown. all of ryan's other bands have been amazing (the mennonites, anyone?), but sports is the first to get heavy. and it slays. if you don't already own a copy of this record, shame on you. you should email email@example.com and inquire, or if you live in vancouver just go down to scratch and pick one up.
wipers- is this real?/youth of america/over the edge
carrie brownstein once told me that ladyhawk reminded her of the wipers. my stoke has never worn off. very flattering, but AS IF! if i could make something even half as ripping as any of these albums, i could die satisfied.
television personalities- and don't the kids just love it
another band i'd never checked out until recently. a kind of first wave british punk/pop/mod lo-fi hybrid. great music for jumping on the couch. i think i'll go and put this record on right now...
i've got more, but i've got to go and force feed myself booze.
crappy new year!