Sunday, December 19, 2010

Glenn Hardeman - Armageddon Metal Revelation

Okay, so this dude was handing out cd's at the university student center and I grabbed one out of curiosity. "Armageddon Metal Revelation" by the Cyberband, Built on Hard Rock, all printed on one of the most MS Paint album covers I'd ever seen. I figured it would be some sort of Christian hard rock album, so my friends and I popped it in for a good laugh. What graced our ears, however, was completely unexpected. This is pretty much an hour of midi-quality software instrument nu-metalish RIFFS accompanied by a 60-year-old redneck reading the Bible into a computer mic. It's the best thing I've heard all year. All decade. My entire life. After a little bit of quick internet research, I unmasked the mastermind behind the music.

The Prophet Glenn Hardeman


For more of Mr. Hardeman's classic tunes, check out this page for greats like "SLUDGE METAL MATTHEW," "THRASH METAL JOHN," "PUNK MARK," "BLADE METAL ACTS," and "CIRCUS HYMNS ACTS."

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - No Pussyfooting

The first album by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. Fripp does his Frippertronics (that's such a cute word) thing, fuckin around with analog tape machines and shit, while Eno does his ambient thing, fuckin around with keyboards n shit. But for real, fantastic ambient album showcasing the sensitivity of both musicians. I can't write an album description worth lamb dick.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ulaan Khol - III

This is an album done primarily by drone guitarist Steven R Smith, and if you've ever heard Steven R Smith before you know that that fact alone is enough reason to download this album. If you aint heard steve ronaldo smith before hes like noisy and psychedelic but good at it rather than being some cheap imitation piece of shriveled dick

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lee Hazlewood - Love And Other Crimes

at first i was like you know i already posted that one lee hazlewood album i prolly shouldnt post him again but then i was like nah dude lee hazlewood is one of my favorite songwriters ever and im going to post his shit until one person listens to one of his albums so listen to this country-tinged psychedelic pop GOD also this is prolly better than the other album i posted


Also, read this for a better synopsis of this album than I could ever write.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

John Hartford - Aereo-Plain

Probably my favorite bluegrass album, but I feel like this could appeal to anyone unfamiliar to the genre as well. John Hartford was just such an awesome songwriter. I don't think there's a single song on this album that isn't excellent. Humorous at times, nostalgic at others, and often strangely poetic. Hartford's also a pretty adept guitarist/banjoist/fiddler at that.

If you don't at least like this song, you are a soulless, unfeeling fuck:


Korouva - Shipwrecks & Russian Roulette

Korouva is Miranda Lehman from Portland, OR. She writes simple lo-fi jazz/folk tunes and sings and it's all rather pretty. Shipwrecks is mostly known for being one of the albums that Velvet Cacoon plagiarized, but beyond that it's actually a pretty chill album. Good stuff.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

John Fahey - Volume 6: Days Have Gone By

Pretty much every day since I got this album, whenever I pick up my guitar I'm only learning songs off this. Simple enough for a clown like me to learn but complex enough to make me sound good. Anyway, John Fahey is the fuckin man. Look at that badass motherfucker on the cover. He's just like "yeah you tap your foot to this kickin tune you little shit."


The Innocence Mission - Birds of My Neighborhood

Every year during this season, I actively search for a new "fall" album. This year it was this. Birds of My Neighborhood is just an impeccable collection of simple, mellow tunes consisting of lush guitar instrumentation and Karen Peris's incredible voice and songwriting. It reminds me a bit of 10,000 Maniacs kinda. Whatever, ish is great. It's a shame fall only lasts for a month here in Alabama.


Doc Watson (1964)

Doc is the shit. Listen as he tears it up on the geetar, banjer, and even acapeller. His songwriting skills are pretty fantastic, too, with songs ranging from lighthearted folk tales to solemn hymns.


David Sylvian - Secrets of the Beehive

Been digging this a lot lately. It's pretty much blatant Scott Walker worship down to the very vocals, but I can't think of a reason why that's a bad thing. The production on this album in particular is incredible, with perfect splashes ambient guitar layering, sophisticated string arrangements, and jazzy acoustic instrumentation. So yeah, it's kind of like if Scott Walker fronted Bark Psychosis. This is perfect for chillin' on your back porch watching a winter sunset n gay shit like that.


Red House Painters - Early Demos

As the title might suggest, this is a collection of early cassette demos and unreleased songs recorded during the band's early days. Most of the material on these tapes later appears on Down Colorful Hill, Red House Painters I, and Red House Painters II, but here they're all in less developed stages. It's interesting to hear some of the familiar polished material in a more stripped-down, lo-fi setting. The unreleased tracks are really great, too. Guess they just didn't make the cut before the band started moving into more folky territory.


Lil B - Blue Flame

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im a rich bitch and that ho on my dick
im a rich bitch and that ho on my dick
im a rich bitch and that ho on my dick
im a rich bitch and that ho on my dick