Archive for August, 2013

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Songs poured out of Neil Young during the 1970s at such a rate that he left entire albums unreleased. He’s dipped into his stash regularly over the years, but there are plenty of tunes still gathering dust, waiting for Neil to finish saving the world with his electric car, and to put the finishing touches […]

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. The AD session with White Denim (recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011) I played during the second hour is still available for download, here. SIRIUS 308: Jean […]

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Twelve acoustic demos recorded in the Fall of 1970 following Lou Reed’s departure from the Velvet Underground. Concerning the set, A History of The Underground notes that while many of the tracks are similar to that of their officially released counterparts “a couple of the recordings are barely recognizable as the building blocks of the finished product. This recording […]

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The second entry of our new cult film column, Videodrome, went live this week focusing on the 1977 revenge fandango, Rolling Thunder – a film I was initially turned onto in 2005 via the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Matt Sweeney collaborative LP, Superwolf. One of our favorite records of the past decade, Superwolf is home […]

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Honky-tonk-molasses. If by some slim chance you happened to miss this curio making the rounds last week, enjoy. 45 rpm recording of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” slowed down by 25% at 33 rpm. Similar effect to the slowwwed down version of Wanda Jackson’s “Funnel of Love“, from a couple of years back, re-upped below. Dolly Parton :: Jolene (slow) […]

Monday, August 26th, 2013

(Welcome to Videodrome. A new column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) “Why do I always get stuck with crazy men?” “…Cause that’s the only kind that’s left.” This cynical exchange between U.S. Air Force Major Charles Rane and bar-tarred, war […]

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Back in print, courtesy of ATO Records: Alabama Ass Whuppin’ – Drive-By Truckers third LP, a live album recorded between March 1999 through August of 2000. This is the sound of DBT as I knew them, live, gigging around the southeast prior to the release of Southern Rock Opera. A furious, driving, twelve track snapshot […]