Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gone for the Weekend...........................

I'll see you when I get back................Stay tuned for The Bloody Mannequin Orchestra!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Here's one for Nick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From the remains of Denmark's Amdi Peterson's Arme, come the infectious Gorilla Angreb. Dead themselves for just over a year now,they had a great run while it lasted. They played some very catchy melodic punk that isn't terribly far off from what X was doing in the early '80's, excluding the fact that everything is sung in Danish. Ahhh, a Danish X, not so far fetched when you hear it, some of you may actually prefer it after a couple listens. X wrote some classics but Gorilla Angreb were far from slouches,especially on their final Lp "Bedre Tider." I've included everything I've got by 'em here. I figured I wouldn't waste your time in asking for more when you get hooked on it.

Here are all of their records in order...............


Self titled ep

Split 7" with Lokum

Aborted 2000 ep

Long Island ep

Bedre Tider

They also put out a discography CD earlier this year with this stuff and a couple of unreleased songs. If anybody has this or can send me a link I would really like to hear it.

Now Gorilla Angreb is a great band in all but it just wouldn't be right if I didn't give thanks to one of my favorite people I know.........................................Mr. Nick Welch

I had the pleasure to befriend Nick throughout the last year and I spent the better part of 2008 with him. Nick turned me on to Gorilla Angreb and a bunch of other stuff that I now really enjoy and cherish. Nick is off again roaming around the country and Dianna and I hope you mosey back home to Vermont where you belong sooner than later. To quote the great Robert Anton Wilson," Nick is a real good shit, just a real good shit"

Dianna,Darrylynn and I miss you buddy. Stay happy, you little malcontent, and call us when you get the chance.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Some great movies.......

No Music instead I give you Hayao Miyazaki's 2004 adaptation of Dianna Wynne Jone's book " Howl's Moving Castle". For those that don't know Hayao Miyazaki, he is a well known director of some amazing anime, my favorites being this,Princess Mononoke,Spirited Away,and Nausicaa, Valley of the Wind.
These being but 4 on a list of many successes for the man,as well as the founding of the great Studio Ghibli, I suggest that you take a minute or two to look into his long list of works, definitely an important factor in Japanese cinema.

Anyway,Darrylynn and I were watching this last night and I remembered that Youtube used to have a bunch of his movies uploaded in parts. Before they were taken down,they had all 4 that I mentioned above, all of them Disney's overdubbed adaptations,which are all done quite well if you ask me. I had meant to post Princess Mononoke first but I can't find it . The only one left is Howl's Moving Castle,which by no means is
a consolation. It's very good,the animation is beautiful,and the
story is on par with most any that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Here it is,in 12 parts.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12

If you like this,here are trailers for some of his other stellar movies for you to check out. These are some of my absolute favorite movies ever!!!!!!

Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away

Nausicaa, Valley of the Wind

Tomorrow I get back to music with the wonderful Gorilla Angreb. don't miss out...........Troy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Now you get the 10 and a 1/2..................................

I urge all you Black Flag and Husker Du fans to get off your ass and check out The Blasting Concept. This guy who calls himself Donut Duck has been steadily posting the SST catalog one by one. This is your chance to explore some of the bands on here that you surely have never heard of. Some of my favorites: Saint Vitus,Meat Puppets,Sylvia Juncosa,Paper Bag,and Lawndale.
I suggest you guys go for the compilations first.They are all great. The Dicks- "Kill from the Heart" is a classic as well. You can get there from here.

Have a great afternoon,whoever you are.....

Tomorrow Night at 242 Main in Burlington.

Matt Kimball has just informed me that there is a show at 242 Main in Burlington tomorrow night.

The lineup is..........Antillectual(from Holland) One Win Choice(New Jersey) Young Denver,
Fighting Polygon Team(Brattleboro,VT) and Take Warning.
It seems that whoever normally flyers for 242 has been a fuckhead about it and Matt is expecting a shit turnout...................that is where you all come in. You know show's don't grow on trees in VT, not good ones anyway..................
The show starts at 7pm ad is around $7 I think. I can't personally tell you these bands are all great,except Fighting Polygon Team who are pretty cool. Check the rest out. There are links for you above
Thanks Matt........................................................Troy

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You Know People ain't No Good..........

The Cramps......A band that just don't need an introduction.Concocted in Lux Interior and Poison Ivy's pretty little heads before the instruments were even approached,this band was as raw as it gets.You might even find the band's picture next to the word style in your old Webster's dictionary. More bad ass than a billion growling Death Metal vocalists singing about the devil himself,it also doesn't hurt that Poison Ivy was about the sexiest guitarist alive,male or female. Disagree?????? Well,I will tell you that I've never heard a Cramps song I didn't like, cover or not. Anyways, all that aside I give you their first three original studio LP's. Smell of Female and Bad Music For Bad People are great but today I give you the real deal...........

1. 1979's "Songs the Lord Taught Us"

2. 1981's "Psychedelic Jungle"

3. 1986's "Date With Elvis"

Now while we're on the subject of "Coolness" and "Style", I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce those who don't know her to my 5 year old daughter, the abominable Darrylynn Corso Bessette.
The reason for this is that The Cramps are one of her absolute favorite bands . Now,I do my best not to force my musical preferences onto her and she does happen to be a wicked Hannah Montana fan,but overall she does have some damn good taste just like her daddy. A little bit of X, a dash of Devo , a listen of "Crocodile Rock" and last but not least Europe's "The Final Countdown". You parents out there know it could be much, much, worse. I remember when she was still in the womb thinking, "I 'll just throw on some Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt and that will be that. Yyyyeeeeaaaahhhh.........

Now I return to the Cramps/Darrylynn connection. It all started with the song Goo Goo Muck. We just happened to purchase a New Caledonian Crested Gecko as a pet and the thing needed a name. After 2 or 3 days of proposals that just didn't fit, Dianna blurted out the name Goo. Perfect!!! I proclaimed and that was that. About a week later, I was listening to The Cramps and the song came on and Darrylynn,the bright little light bulb she is, picked up on this synchronicity and it just sstuck. the little guy just needed a theme song I guess.
So there you have it,Darrylynn the Cramps fan. Has a nice ring to my ears.

Check these out. They are footage of The Cramp's infamous performance at Napa State Mental Hospital. Part 1 and Part 2

Be sure to look out for the Resident's getting corralled when they get a little too rowdy.. Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............................................................................................Troy

Back with a Vengeance Tomorrow

There is some very cool stuff coming for you tomorrow. Stay Tuned.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A long day late..........

Up until now,I've done my best to post stuff that I thought might be new to kids around here but yesterday being Sunday and all I thought it was as good a time as any to put some Slayer on the table.
Now I know that there isn't too many punks,or anyone else for that matter, that hasn't encountered this band on some level in their day.These guys have been around for a long time,sold millions of records and have been filling arenas on name alone for as long as most people can remember. The only problem is that they haven't put out a decent album in over 15 years. The last one that I could actually stand at all was Seasons in the Abyss and
that was weak sans Dead Skin Mask.
The thing is,there was a time when this band actually seemed dangerous,way back before the L.A.Raiders jersey and Sweat Pant wearin', Kerry King with a bald head and ugly goatee,Tom Araya needin' distortion on his vocals,Dave Lombardo not wanting anything to with these guys days. Before 1986, they just plain ruled.Their first two albums Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits along with the ep Haunting the Chapel are some of the best early '80's thrash there ever was. Whether it was their imagery or stories like Tom Araya pissing in Cronos from Venom's face,they just had an air about them that has been gone for what seems like forever.
So all you punks out there that have avoided this band like the plague because of misconceptions you may have developed,here is your chance to hear what you've been missing without spending a dime because if you like fast as fuck thrashy shit, there wasn't much better than this back then. In order of release:

Show No Mercy(1983)

Haunting the Chapel(1984)

Live Undead(1984)

Hell Awaits(1985)

and for all those that are still not convinced,here is Undisputed Attitude,their punk covers album.(and yes they do cover three,count 'em three,Minor Threat songs.

Get these while they last because knowing these guys, they probably have watchdogs that snuff links like these out when found.