Archive for March, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

By the 1960s, soul music began to influence musicians far beyond its African American roots, here in the States and, notably, across the pond. What started in the 1950s as a watered down, Pat Boone-ification of the genre was really an early development of what would become a full-fledged blue-eyed soul movement a decade later. […]

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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. SIRIUS 335: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ The Monks – Monk Time ++ The Monks – I Hate You ++ The Stooges – Down In The Street ++ […]

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

And speaking of Beefheart…here we find the Captain with his Magic Band performing “I’m Gonna Booglarize You, Baby”, on German television in 1972. While the studio version that kicks off the Spotlight Kid is great in its own right, this is where the shit just booooglarizes.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

There are the kind of completists for whom even the whole discography isn’t enough. After tracking down practically everything the Kinks had to offer, one such collector turned his attention to the Kinks covers from all around the world. Luckily for us, he decided to share his findings with Kontroversial Kovers: 32 Original Kinky 60’s […]

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Psych rock lifers Bardo Pond go back to the beginning with Refulgo, a double LP of previously hard to come by recordings from the mid 1990s. Though essentially an odds-n-sods compilation, the release works just fine as a cohesive whole, thanks to the single-mindedness of the band’s intentions — like Neil Young used to say: […]

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

“Do you ever… wonder who you are?” A cartoonish voice asks this question on “Aircraft Damage,” a track from The Residents’ first official release in 1972 called Santa Dog. It’s a curious debut EP, a heterogeneous mixture of deconstructoid musical satire and homespun concrète experimentalism. The aesthetic is grotesque and subversive, a spooky pop culture mélange […]

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The Black Swans’ Jerry DeCicca returns to AD, this time looking back at Richard Buckner’s debut long-player, Bloomed. Originally released in 1994, the remastered album was reissued earlier this month via Merge Records, also marking its first appearance on vinyl. DeCicca, in his own words, below, including his conversation with Buckner, after the jump. – […]