Scientist – Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (1981)

Scientist – Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampiresdedicated to the sleepless and those who should have known better The world is full of vampires who will suck you dry. They are fond of lies and conceit, and making you feel special — it is all cool calculation and manipulation, because they are drawn to the warmth of your blood. These beings have no conscience or sense of ethics as you and I who walk in daylight … Continue reading

Linval Thompson – Rocking Vibration (1978)

I personally lead a drug-free life these days (except for the meds that keep me from hearing voices), but that does not stop me from appreciating the amazing music brought to us by the guy who recorded “I Love Marijuana.” At the moment I live in a world of vampires and infidels, and to ward them off I try to always adorn myself with garlic and also crank the righteous roots reggae. It is good to chant down Babylon with … Continue reading

Henry Cow – Western Culture (1979)

This is a very important record by one of my favorite bands, Henry cow from England. A bit different from what usually is posted on this blog, I originally had wanted to share this yesterday to protest American Labor Day, a holiday established to offset May Day and undermine the Labor Movement. All of Henry Cow’s recorded output is worthwhile, but this is by far their most outstanding creative achievement. I would write a review but I found a more … Continue reading

Bollywood Funk

Various Artists – Bollywood Funk (2001)Little is known about this compilation of Bollywood soundtrack cuts. The liner notes are not helpful at all – they don’t even reference the films these are from, let alone the artists. Even the discogs website has no idea. There is a review over at AMG but I prefer not to put it here because I don’t like to support their hack music journalism over there, and the review is particularly bad in it’s smarmy … Continue reading

Cartola – O mundo é um moinho (1976)

CartolaO mundo é um moinho1976 Discos Marcus Pereira 1. O Mundo É Um Moinho 2. Minha 3. Sala De Recepção 4. Não Posso Viver Sem Ela 5. Preciso Me Encontrar 6. Peito Vazio 7. Aconteceu 8. As Rosas Não Falam 9. Sei Chorar 10. Ensaboa Mulata 11. Senhora Tentação 12. Cordas De Aço The opening title track was written for Cartola’s daughter who left their home in Mangueira at 16 and (in the story I’ve heard, anyway) ended up working … Continue reading

Sparks video, Top of the Pops 1974

Ever walked into a place and had the palpable sense that there was somebody, perhaps multiple bodies, that didn’t want you there? Happened to me this weekend. I stayed, I danced, I talked to my real friends, I ate greasy diner food afterwards. But I’ve had this Sparks song going through my head ever since. Try it, it helps. The tune is “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us” and it is a roaring opening to their classic … Continue reading