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BRING REAL COOL TIME DOWN UNDER
& The Stooges went to Australia for the first time
ever for the annual Big
Day Out fest. Since Australia's had more Stooges- influenced
bands per-captia than any other country (and certainly any continent),
those folks must be going apesh!t. I normally just go to the article
and don’t include this kind of thing, but, to make your day
a little sweeter, make a little mental picture of this setlist:
Loose, Down On The Street,
1969, TV Eye, Dirt, Real Cool Time, No Fun, 1970, Fun House, Skull
Ring(?), Not Right, I Wanna Be Your Dog
You try to move on, but does
it ever get any better than this?
SOULMAN GENE MCFADDEN PASSES AWAY AT 56
McFadden, half of the songwriting team McFadden
and Whitehead, and member of The Epsilons, died of
lung cancer Friday. Hits pinned by McFadden and Whitehead include
"Back Stabbers" and "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"
Melvin and the Blue Notes’ “Wake Up Everybody."
GETS WISE TO MONTREAL
There’s a feature on the Montreal music scene on NPR if you
care to listen
FURNACES NEW ALBUM AND TOUR
and prolific siblings The
Fiery Furnaces are ready to release their fifth album
since 2003, Bitter Tea. They’ll also hit the road in February.
WALL - EXPENSIVE BUT BAD TASTE
have know idea why superb rapper and ex-DJ
Screw associate Paul
Wall has just formed a new hip-hop/punk trio with ex-Blink
182 drummer Travis Barker and Rob Aston. The name is almost as bad
as the idea – “Expensive Tastes.” Paul, get out
of that stinky kitchen before the whole building burns?
TEMPLE ASSEMBLES JOE STRUMMER DOC
Temple (The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle, The Filth
and the Fury) has a
Joe Strummer documentary in the works about Joe Strummer
more evidence of the 90s revival that everyone’s been talking
about since we started running out of 80s a couple years of years
back is in full effect. The upcoming compilation Sleepless
in Seattle: The Birth of Grunge hits stores next
month on Livewire
Recordings. I’m actually not making fun of it.
While I was never the biggest grunger, I’d take it over most
of that 80s crap any day. The early U-Men
and Melvins tracks alone make it worthwhile –
not to mention a chance to hear pre-gurnge rarities by Blackouts
Epp and the Calculations. My only question, “Donde
esta el trasero del gato (Cat
CENT'S NEW ENTERPRISE
Cent is contemplating entering the sex toy market – vibrators,
to be specific. I wonder if they’ll carry more than his name?
And read the bizarre part about doin’ it for the kids.
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK TO YOU
Humperdinck is now a doctor – an honorary doctor
of music that is. Anyone with such enviable sideburns deserves such
an honor (Elvis apparently copied Eng – not vice versa)
finally discovers new music genre known as hip-hop – plans
to bite fat beats from the best of 'em!
DFA REMIX ALBUM
Murphy and co. are putting together another DFA
remix record due out in April on CD and double vinyl. Expect mutant
versions of Le
Radio 4, and more.
Oliver Wang’s mp3 blog Soul
Sides is collecting a bunch of super-obscure nuggets
for a Zealous
Records compilation LP. Part of the proceeds will benefit
and Blues Foundation.
© New York
Night Train , 2006