Archive for October, 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Jonathan Rado :: All The Jung Girls (Diane Coffee cover)

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

(Welcome to Videodrome. A monthly column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) Aside from 14-year-olds and the few dozen AD readers recently thawed from 50-year cryo-sleep, no one wants to read another list of must-see horror films for Halloween. But seeing […]

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A blueprint for the nascent VU. In the early 1960s, just prior to the formation of the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed worked as a staff writer for the rip-off, cash-in label Pickwick Records. Concerning his time spent with the label, Lou himself was quoted as saying “There were four of us locked into a room and […]

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Diane Coffee is tormented, liberated, terrified and triumphant. More altered attitude than alternate persona, Coffee is Shaun Fleming’s creation, a life crafted in tight, varied snapshots. Saturated with swagger and fanciful fits, My Friend Fish whirls both emotionally and musically, steadied only by bravado, where even sadness is boldly pleaded. An overlooked touchstone in the parade […]

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

66 minutes and 4 seconds. Monster Rally – Volume II: A new collection of danceable funk, afro-soul, incredibly smooth hip hop, rainy dub, and multi-ethnic garage rock. Our second collaboration with Monster Rally, whose new LP – Return To Paradise – is out this week via Gold Robot Records. MP3: Aquarium Drunkard Presents :: Monster […]

Monday, October 28th, 2013

When I heard the news of Lou Reed’s death yesterday, I didn’t immediately reach for a record, but instead picked up my copy of Lester Bangs’ Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. Re-reading Bangs classic Creem interviews with Reed, I was once again struck by their relationship, as it’s the same type of relation any music geek […]

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The B-52’s 1979 debut album ushered in a practically fully formed sound/band. No one else was doing this…whatever ‘this’ was. It’s also one of my all-time favorite debuts of any band/genre. Captured live in Atlanta in 1978, these clips find the group at their most primal. The set is chopped up (spliced into songs), all […]