Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Click here to Go!Go!Go!
When the name Roy Orbison is mentioned, usually people tend to say "Oh, I love Pretty Woman..."
After listening to this they would have to say things like "Rockabilly Gal is rad!"
Enough said. I present to you: The Rocker!
Click here for early tornado warnings!
Since today is lazy, the following text comes from a well written Wiki page:
Dale Hawkins (born Delmar Allen Hawkins on August 22, 1936 in Goldmine, Louisiana) is a pioneer American Rock singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist who is often called the architect of the swamp rock boogie. (Fellow rockabilly pioneer Ronnie Hawkins is his cousin.)
In 1957, Hawkins was playing at Shreveport, Louisiana clubs, and although his music was influenced by the new rock and roll style of Elvis Presley and the guitar sounds of Scotty Moore, Hawkins blended that with the uniquely heavy blues sound of black Louisiana artists for his recording of his swamp-rock classic Susie Q. Fellow Louisiana guitarist and future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer James Burton provided the signature riff and solo. The song was chosen as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Favorite track: Tornado!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Click here just to click here.
Please enjoy "Crystal Gazing, Luck amazing"
And out of respect to Bob Barker...Please remember to spay and neuter your animals.
This isn't a quick process this whole sharing thing, you know?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Click here for good times.
Because I'm pretty drunk right now, I'm feeling too lazy to write something witty or factual on my own , I decided to search the internet for a description of this album and all of the ones I found were so lame that I decided that I was just gonna go ahead and write something better...no matter how drunk I am.
Who cares if there's a posibility that I'll re-publish this almost four times in a row because I'm anal about spelling? Especially when I'm drunk?
Am I drunk right now? Yep.
Most of what I read was rehashed music journalist type nonsense:
Ambiguous, Fey, blah, blah
It's actually just a really good album to put your cool on the shelf for a minute and rock out to.
And there you have it folks!
Click here to stop kissing your cousin.
My wife and I had the immense pleasure of watching Pat Carney and Dan Auerbach tear up a very small stage in Los Angeles once. After they played, like a goon I went up to them and had them sign my copy of Magic Potion. They were cool about it. They were also cool about the fact that in such a great big city, the turnout for their performance was definitely less than stellar. They gave 100%
Anyway, once we got home the first thing I did was grab my guitar, plug in my amp, place the knob on volume ten with the drive meter cranked up all the way and.....
...completely sucked in comparison to the guitar mastery of Mr. Auerbach. There isn't a modern guitarist I know of besides Jack White or a drunken Ben Wolcott that possess such shredding skills.
Download this album. It's called Chulahoma. It's a history lesson in awesomism!
Attention fellow music nerds: It's officially debate time...who is the greatest modern guitarist in your humble opinions?
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Click here for the best nachos ever!
I love Dr. Dog with all of my heart and I sincerely hope you buy their t-shirts and go to their shows. If you haven't picked up their latest record, hit the little red X in the upper right corner of this screen and go get it. Lo-Fi basement songs for the discriminating listener.
I don't have too much else to say except maybe it's a good idea to get the bong from under the bed.
Here's the video to Jesus on the mainline.
This is completely NSFW and if for some reason you were just hatched somewhere, that means Not Safe For Work.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Dan Sartain - Replacement Man
Any video with mindless murders is okay in my book!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
There's a bar down the lane with a poster in the window that says "Top 40 Night!"
That's a little dissappointing isn't it?
I met the old bass player for Johnny Cash. He was inducted into the hall of fame that night. He wore cool wallabees and dark jeans. He was over 70 years old.
I shook his hand and wondered if I'd break it beacuse it was so frail.
Enjoy the stuff that helps me get through the days...
Greg Oblivian and the Tip Tops - Head Shop
Click here to get that new car smell
Monday, October 8, 2007
Click here to recieve a pound of free heroin.
I'd like to offer you a fine record by a little known band named Arthur & Yu. It's called In Camera. Please buy things from them because they're so sweet.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
This isn't no fancy album. Nah...here is something to make anyone who likes a drink in an unfamiliar bar contemplate their actions from the night before.
In other news...
I'm not sober. Hoo-Ray!
Okay...you win me over every time.
Of course I'll give you a gift...
Friday, August 31, 2007
Attention New York City area rockers: Click on the link above to get the scoop on IFC's rooftop films featuring my friends, the awesome Des Roar!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Click here to have a baby.
This particular recording isn't the highest quality, but it's free and being a complainer might get you a fat lip.
My wife and I were the winners of a local radio contest which allowed us to attend this history making show from the White Stripes. I'm not a math guy, but I heard there were only about 250 people there. It was tight, sweaty, smelly, and really wet.
Anyway, this recording was ripped from the stream. Enjoy it.
Click here to dream a little dream...for me.
This is definitely in my top most beautiful albums of all time list. It's long out of print and as far as I know, mostly unknown. Earlier this year Lullaby Baxter released her second album "Garden Cities of Tomorrow" to acclaim and for a minute it was all over the blogosphere for download.
Hopefully most of you actually went out and purchased a copy of that, but if you weren't in the know then, you'll certainly track Ms. Baxter's movements after hearing "Capable Egg."
It's actually funny that she didn't set out to be a performer. The following text comes from http://www.boompa.ca/
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
*This is not split into individual tracks. It's one long mp3 (perfect for partyin')**There are little volume spikes here and there, but if yer drunk it shant matter!
The Standells - Have you ever spent the night in jail?
The Kinks - Stop your sobbing
Rolling Stones - She said yeah
The Beatles - What goes on
The Greenhornes - Let me be
Soledad Brothers - Break em' on down
The Oblivians - Jim Cole
The Oblivians - Mad lover
The Misfits - Theme for a jackal
The Cobras - I wanna be your love
Mary Weiss & Reigning Sound - Don't come back
The How - Dreaming of Lily
Aislers Set - The red door
Dirty Pretty Things - Chinese dogs (demo)
The View - The don
The Paddingtons - 50 to a pound
Arctic Monkeys - 505
Babyshambles - Beg, steal, or borrow
The Ramones - I can't give you anything
Talking Heads - Psycho killer
Compulsive Gamblers - Whole lotta woman
Canned Heat - Whiskey Headed woman #2
Janis Joplin - Down on me
The Stooges - TV eye
Black Lips - Hippy Hippy
Black Lips - Boone
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rockers to swallow
The Upholsterers - Pain
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Mostly, I've been waiting out this nasty case of blogger's disease. Peanut over at Peanut's Playground told me to safeguard myself, but like a fool I ignored the advice and fell victim to caring if people left me comments.
It made me sad that so many dowloaders forget to say thanks.
I say "forget" because I'd like to give so many the benefit of the doubt.
That being said, here are a few albums that are completely enjoyable if you are in the right mode.
Metallica - Kill em'all
This album was delivered to the world by a band that was the awesomest at what they did in that timeframe. Unfortunately in recent years they aren't as important. Maybe it's because I'm older and I expect much more?
Hey Cliff, how's Heaven?
***************************************************Bellevue - Demo recordings
Next up are the demo recordings of a band named Bellevue. They have since switched out a few members and whittled themselves away into a three piece. They are now called Des Roar. (check earlier post for link)
It's clear that the songwriter and lead singer, Ben Wolcott, has had a few sleepless nights in bed listening to headphones blaring The Strokes fronted by a two headed Lou Reed/Brian Wilson monster hell bent on destroying the fucking guitar.
A rad band.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
My name is Oh. robot. I like to provide music that you can use while drinking.
I only ask that you leave a comment so I can feel that you enjoy what I do and would like me to do more.
Per day, a bunch of people take, take, take....that's cool because I do it too, but I also leave at least a "thanks man" wherever I get tunes from.
There are good folks and bad folks....pick a side.
To everyone who actually left comments here...I love you.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Click here for entry into garageville.
Recommended for people who like rock n' roll...and the Greenhornes.
*This isn't an album, instead it's a bunch of songs from the band!
Click the above link to really understand Puerto Rican cooking.
Katie Eastburn is a dancer and one hell of a singer!
This album is a keeper because of it's bizarre fluidity.
This group is a fine example of how often incredible bands are overlooked.
Click here for discounts on Eye of Newt.
If you're in the mood for haunted house style vocals and sparse instrumentation, this is the album for you.
Grown from the same soil as the Casual Dots,
I present to you a full album and an ep.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Click here to stay out later tonight.
I remember when this band came out. For a teenager with a silly hair these guys were incredible. The very end of the "you're living all over me" cassette had all this Lou Barlow craziness that bugged me out the first time I heard it. From that day they've become one of my favorite bands. Here's some Ear bleedin' country!
Click here for more booze.
An awesome show featuring an early version of "Now Mary"
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Click here for help with the skirts.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Click here to become a ghost.
I am a really huge fan of this band because they somehow make a brand of music that seems old timey at the same time as sounding very today.
Led by Dan Miller, who at one time was the frontman in a Cow Punk band called Goober and the Peas, which also featured members of the Detroit Cobras and a little guy by the name of Jack White.
Today he, along with his wife Tracee, lead an incredibly tight band that has so much substance, all other bands should quit today.
Please enjoy "If we can't trust the doctors"
PS. If you use this link, mention Oh, robot.
Click here to kill Brit Brit.
Cat Power has come quite a long way from the on stage vomiting and cut short performances.
I'm not sure if this was ever released on vinyl, but it's the one my record player has been longing for.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Click the above link to speak to nature.
Admitedly, I'd never heard of Rose Melberg until one fateful night when I came across the wonderful site http://www.bradleysalmanac.com
Here I learned of one of the sweetest voices in twee/indie circles.
After that fateful night, I was devoted to Mrs. Melberg's soft songs and I went on a hunt to find more of these angelic sounds.
99% of the time, I download something and try hard to buy from the artist direct. In the case of Rose Melberg, I bought the limited vinyl release of "Cast away the clouds." (Only 450 copies worldwide)
Thanks to Bradleys Almanac I became musically smarter.
Visit his Boston based site and buy all Rose Melberg releases because she's not a stupid rock star. She's a normal gal...and that's a good thing.
Anyway, here she is live for your listening pleasure.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Thank God for 30 second Youtube clips because by the time the cd got to the song "I'm slowly turning into you" I felt this wave of mystery and figured that I have just heard ear massaging music from the future.
My first impression is how noticeable it is that Jack has abandoned the dirty sound of their first three albums.
There are times where you can spot a trace of the rawness...
"Little Cream Soda" was running around the backyard of the "Handsprings" 7" and that was refreshing White Stripes territory.
"Catch Hell Blues" is good. Period.
"Effect and Cause" is terrific. It sounds like what will be referred to twenty years from now as part of the "White Stripes country phase" Meg's drumming is perfectly timed and compliments the lo-fi backyard feel.
I like the album, but the high point of the listen was "CONQUEST"
(I put that in caps because this song is epic.)
Friday, June 1, 2007
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Everything this band created was awesome. I can't figure out why there aren't anymore new records by them.
I wish Aislers Set and Des Roar
would put out a split 7"
This album is called "That wonderful someone"
Click here to live a fool's life.
Click here to love being alone.
Here's an upbeat album from the Master of Mope....
This is his tough record.
Before getting punched in the face by Jack White, Jason Von Bondie and his gang made some excellent rock and roll music. After the punch...well, Pawn Shoppe Heart was an excellent record, but there's been too much of a hiatus from them. Anyway, enjoy this album.
*I did get to see them live and it may have been one of the top three finest shows I've gone to.
(Surprisingly, seeing the Dresden Dolls is up there too)
The Oblivians play 9 songs with Mr. Quintron is loud, fast, frantic, and just about everything nice you can say about a rock n' roll band!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Click here to repel muggers.
Buy all of her albums because she is awesome!
Mr. David Viner started out as a roadie for the Von Bondies. Now he is a bluesman keeping the tradition alive in London.
This is good stuff!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
This is a pretty rare show from way back in September of 2002.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Click this link to see through walls.
In keeping with my earlier offering of the fantastic band, The Essex Green, I figured that I might as well keep a good thing going by bringing you The Sixth Great Lake's album "Up the country"
It's basically the same band with a few differences. Where The Essex Green went towards the more trippy folk of the sixties, The Sixth Great Lake headed into the quieter side of mushroom use. Beautiful guitars strum while birds fall in love....
You will not regret sampling this record...no way!
Monday, May 28, 2007
This amazing set was recorded in 2006 and really, really shows what an amazing songwriter Mr. Meloy truly is.
Click here to drink beer kid.
"Hailed as the best Canadian album of all time" Cyborgs Revisited is the legendary "lost" LP by Canada's first proto-punks."
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Before the amazing San Francisco band The Aislers Set came along, the lead singer, Amy Linton was doing time in this band. Half noise, half shoegaze, all good.
PS. If you're going to use this link on your blog, at least mention my blog. I love you.
This is a great album. Totally a good party record.
Seriously folks, more people should have this album.
PS. If you're going to use this link on your blog, at least mention my blog. I love you.