What are you listening to 2017

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Shelley Fabares - "Johnny Angel"

a but (brimstead), Saturday, 7 January 2017 16:54 (four months ago) Permalink

p much lots of black metal at the moment.

specifically the latest Antaeus and Anaal Nathrakh

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (four months ago) Permalink

always loved Johnny Angel.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (four months ago) Permalink

the song, not the person

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Shirelles wiii you love me tomorrow
2cd on a budget label.
Sound's pretty good for most of it.

Playn Jayn 5 Good Evils
Studio lp by first band I followed.

Gun Club Oslo 10/84.
Drums are mixed too high and plod so I'm wondering if this is Desperate not Terry.

John Coltrane Ballads

Chocolate Soup For Diabetics box.
The 5lps of various mostly Brit Freakbeat (compiled before the term was coined I think) from the early 80s put together in a box. Nice.

Pentangle Cruel Sister.
The 1st lp by them to be all trad covers. Really amazing atmosphere.
I should have grabbed Basket Of Light at the same time.

Sunnyboys Our Best Of.
Aussie garage revivalists choose their fav tracks from the catalogue.

Stevolende, Saturday, 7 January 2017 18:12 (four months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Saturday, 7 January 2017 18:25 (four months ago) Permalink

Oum Kalthoum - Shams El Aseel/أم كلثوم / شمس الاصيل - قصر النيل

I think I burned out on trying to like 2016 things.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 7 January 2017 19:14 (four months ago) Permalink

basket of light is fantastic

no lime tangier, Saturday, 7 January 2017 20:54 (four months ago) Permalink

LP pile: Bourbonese Qualk - 1983-1987, Mozart - Symphonies 38, 39, 40, 41, Death - Symbolic, Graham Lambkin - Community, Palmbonen - II

CD pile: Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones, Bjork - Debut, Arizmenda - Despairs Depths Descended, Blood Incantation - Starspawn

Tape pile: GBV - Bee Thousand, Drunkdriver - My Chinese Sister, Hands To - Ingress, K. Mizutani - Inferior's Betrayal, Souls of Mischief - '93 till Infinty.

Love all this music but not really in the mood for any of it. Mostly jamming Ram Dass on my phone.

Yelploaf, Saturday, 7 January 2017 23:37 (four months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Sunday, 8 January 2017 22:24 (four months ago) Permalink

holy fuck @ this!

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:03 (four months ago) Permalink

^ Sumac's amazing :)

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:20 (four months ago) Permalink

If this doesn't show up, it's Sun Ra's Singles---The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991. I'm about an hour in, most of Disc I of this three-disc set. Aspiring singers they're backing are uneven, but instrumentals aren't, and the two opening songpoems by Mr. Ra are instant grabbers. More songs than the previous singles collection on the Evidence label.

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Info, good excerpts here: [Removed Illegal Link]

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:37 (four months ago) Permalink

here it is:

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Rough Trade - Avoid Freud

I can't believe I'd never heard of this band until last week! and they wrote "Softcore" by Dusty Springfield which has been one of my favourite songs for years. I guess they were a bigger deal in Canada?

soref, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:15 (four months ago) Permalink

is that glam Billy Joel on the cover

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:50 (four months ago) Permalink

Cornelius - Fantasma

20 years old now - damn!!

This record is still quite futuristic =)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:37 (four months ago) Permalink

still get teary-eyed at "Thank You For the Music", which is kinda dumb

but yeah, what a great album. even better that he never really tried to follow it up and just went into another direction entirely, cuz I don't think that can be topped.

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:41 (four months ago) Permalink

i am listening to WHITE ZOMBIE

i feel i should do something to sleaze this joint (viz. my home) up some

j., Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Oops, Sun Ra's xpost Singles---The Definitive Singles Collection is two discs, not three, but 63 tracks, a lot more than the one on the Evidence label (this is on Strut), and from the original masters, while at least some of the Evidence collection was from the low-budget 7" vinyls. Sounds great, and while the guest singers (who gradually disappear, as Ra and the Arkestra speak and sing up, occasionally but very assertively), as I mentioned, are uneven, they all shine sometimes. My favorite is Yochanan, AKA The Space Age Vocalist and The Man From The Sun, who belts 50s novelty free r&b numbers "M uck M uck (Matt Matt)" and Skillet Mama" and also delivers the word from further afield.
The rock 'n' roll/r&b appeal of some vocals and more instrumentals also comes across kinda Latinoid, in a range also for the soul jazz club-goers, Chicago electric bluesters---all of it fitting into what some older customers of my Deep South music store in the 90s meant by "blues", sometimes. Also some straight-up swing and some tentacles extended, but soon assimilated, though not forgotten---this is Disc I, on II things def get out, though "The Bridge", which is cosmic and must be walked after "fire is poured on dry leaves" and one way left to go, is immediately followed by "I'm Gonna Unmask Batman" and it keeps zig-zagging like that. And the catchier pop-blues-jazz approaches stuff can pull in darker rays, like on "Nuclear War": "Radiation breeds mutation" (group singers repeat), "And when they push that button, you can kiss yo' ass bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye." ("Bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye.")

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:48 (four months ago) Permalink

And most of these are conventional single lengths for the 50s and 60s (one track is from '91): some amazing fades, especially on several of the more outward bound sides---always leave 'em wanting more.

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:56 (four months ago) Permalink

I got one mix with some hard rock from around 1996-97 with Monster Magnet 'Dopes to Infinity', Orange Goblin 'Frequencies from Planet Ten', Prong 'Rude Awakening' & 'Cleansing', Tool 'Aneima', Melvins 'Stag', Soundgarden 'Down on the Upside', Alice In Chains 's/t' & Corrosion of Conformity 'Wiseblood'. It is weird to think of all of those records being around 20 years old too.

A second mix I got going is working through all of Iggy Pop's albums mixed with some Bowie and 80s King Crimson.

Third thing I have been checking out is Dylan's albums from the start along with reading Clinton Heylin's biography. I've listened to the 's/t' and 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' a couple times in the past week or so.

earlnash, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:04 (four months ago) Permalink

xposts: see this comp for more yochanan (alt takes, etc)

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Very bouncy and crazy Egyptian shaabi songs in new sound remake from 1991, Ahmed Adaweia - Adaweia 91.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:42 (four months ago) Permalink

the part of the new Zappa Meat Light The Uncle Meat Project Object set that corresponds to the original lp release. So finally hearing this in a remastered version of the way it was originally supposed to be heard.
MIght need a physical copyof this now.

& wishing I hadn't seen the price of the Sun ra singles set as the 7" set which was lying on the counter at Rough Trade East and is like £90 before I'd really taken in what the variations were. MIght have got a copy of the cd version.
Well I do have the Evidence one which I got very cheap some years ago. Think I payed like €11 or something for it.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:47 (four months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:44 (four months ago) Permalink

jimmy eat world - integrity blues
tink - winter's diary 4
maria mckee - life is sweet
dj sprinkles - midtown 120 blues (the record i listened the most in 2016 and it's still going on)

Nourry, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 02:07 (four months ago) Permalink

calzino, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:54 (four months ago) Permalink

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 14:03 (four months ago) Permalink

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Cause I'm officially in a midlife crisis, I have been listening to quite a bit of old stuff. Nostalgia.

dEUS - Worst Case Scenario
George Michael - Best of (Damn miss him more and more)
But also Frank Ocean

nathom, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:45 (four months ago) Permalink

lol Billy Bragg and that Birthday Party comp were big records for teenage me. im going thru a midlife crisis nostalgia fest too

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:16 (four months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:18 (four months ago) Permalink

The Colourist with Emiliana Torrini (LIVE)

Includes several cuts from 'Fisherman's Woman' radically re-imagined in orchestral versions that do not mirror the acoustic intimacy of the originals. The percussion throughout is exceptional and Torrini's vocals are as gorgeous as usual.

Also includes tracks from "Tookah" and "Me And Armini".

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:31 (four months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Thursday, 12 January 2017 01:54 (four months ago) Permalink

A cheap 2cd of jump blues, hillbilly boogie and other pre r'n'r called Jump'n'Jive. Pretty good selection with decent sound.

It has Tiny Bradshaw's original of Train Kept a Rolling on it. In which the woman on the train is a 'hipster' from New York City. I don't think I've been able to make out what that word was on any of the subsequent covers. Think it's sounded like it morphed into 'heifer' elsewhere. Was the word hipster unknown in white Memphis where Johnny Burnette came from?
Thankfully had different connotations than it does now.

Stevolende, Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:09 (four months ago) Permalink

The only way my 8-year old son will go to sleep is by listening to the Spotify Top 50 list, so what I've been listening to recently is:
Ed Sheeran, "Shape Of You"
Ed Sheeran, "Castle On the Hill"
The Weeknd, "Starboy"
ZAYN/Taylor Swift, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever"
Clean Bandit, "Rockabye" feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

Of these, I like "Starboy" best. I really don't like Ed Sheeran. I think Sean Paul's guest verse on "Rockabye" is funny.

Apart from that:

Ben Webster, "Picasso"
Charlie Parker w strings
Jorge Ben, A Tabua De Esmeralda
Jeff Parker, Slight Freedom
Mrs Miller singing "Monday Monday"
Cocteau Twins, first album
Bill Evans, How My Heart Sings
Grant Green with Sonny Clark
Fleetwood Mac, "Everywhere"

Johan Lif, Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:55 (four months ago) Permalink

(Ehm, I meant Coleman Hawkins, "Picasso", not Ben Webster.)

Johan Lif, Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:57 (four months ago) Permalink

ran across the electric jive blog, which is still alive and kicking, and have just been inhaling various stuff from there. particularly good is a 78 by almon memela, "amapoyisa/lashona".

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:37 (four months ago) Permalink

lots of The Three Sounds for me recently, the standouts have been vibrations, elegant soul and the blue hour w/ Stanley Turrentine. They are a band that can make the world seem a better place with a jaunty instrumental Lee Hazelwood cover, and Sittin' Duck off Elegant Soul was on repeat a lot yesterday. I just love them.

calzino, Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Sometimes jazzy, Taiwanese pop, Mavis Fan:


Free EP downloads. Maybe I like it better because it's not in English. I'm okay with that.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:37 (four months ago) Permalink

Need to want laidback to enjoy, I think.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Mostly jamming Ram Dass on my phone.

An evening under the breasts of the Divine Mother?

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:42 (four months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Friday, 13 January 2017 21:36 (four months ago) Permalink

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 22:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Saturday, 14 January 2017 21:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Finally some good news from turkey. If you like psychedelic oriental trance stuff with horse winnying that is.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:07 (four months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:41 (four months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Thursday, 19 January 2017 15:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Semi-FREE not regular

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Sunday, 30 April 2017 20:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 1 May 2017 00:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 1 May 2017 08:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

was spinning dillo's "boggs 2" until i remembered that the angry dudes from downstairs are acting out some kinda psychic melodrama by complaining to us about the HORRIFIC NOISE we make at all hours (we say no goose boos, sleep early, they do freudian projection because crazy, we now perpetual terrified - they huge)

massaman gai, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 19:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Gaumen: "Patcher, Panels, Brass": farmer manual /cluster / plunderphonia with trombone type of thing?

massaman gai, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 08:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"whomohw" sounds like farmers manual without trumpets (which is pretty wacky for a caroliner spinoff, in that it's erm.... not... wacky)

massaman gai, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 08:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

although i keep forgetting how much 4:floor gubbins the manual put out (however abstract). white limo not really doing that. rattle rustle bleep & rumble compellingly, though.

massaman gai, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 09:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Pete Brown & Piblokto Hamburg Germany 1971
pretty ok sounding live set from the Cream lyricist's 2nd solo band. Got nice long songs.
Also has the audio from their POP2 performance as bonus.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 09:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

donald miller's "a little treatise on morals" splitting the diff between bailey & drumm in 1982

massaman gai, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 10:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink


massaman gai, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 10:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

fan club orchestra - sun papa and the... vol 1 & 2 cd (sonig) fartiest grinding chiptune takes on michael rother / neu

massaman gai, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 11:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My head keeps playing, "Wel-come to! your life"---cut it out!

dow, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 19:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 23:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

deerhoof lost me with "the magic" but this is swell:

massaman gai, Thursday, 4 May 2017 07:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Zam rock with a guitarist who sounds surprisingly like Jorma Kaukonen on the first couple of JA lps.

Stevolende, Thursday, 4 May 2017 08:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Scroll Downers. Cuz i miss gracerson jeffplane.

Bunnybrains, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Saturday, 6 May 2017 20:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Tuesday, 9 May 2017 00:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 01:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

massaman gai, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 17:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

nomar, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 17:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Nabozo, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 19:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

madlib does flylo on ludes instros

massaman gai, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

massaman gai, Friday, 12 May 2017 11:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Friday, 12 May 2017 12:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Robin & Barry Dransfield Leeds 1974 live set by folk brothers band.

Stevolende, Friday, 12 May 2017 12:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

picked up a copy of The Tymes "Trustmaker" yesterday. really awesome sometimes-psychedelic 70s Philly soul. Bernard Purdie is on this so you know it's good.

feel like David Bowie's "Young Americans" mined this record specifically for a lot of arrangements and effects.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 12 May 2017 13:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Saturday morning coming down.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Saturday, 13 May 2017 14:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so dope

Are you Thurston Moore (but enjoying it less) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 14 May 2017 00:36 (one week ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Monday, 15 May 2017 09:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Einsturzwende Neubauten's recent London gig has just been torrented. So that and at the moment the lead off track In The Garden.
I've only seen them once in 20 years so should have tried to remedy that.

Stevolende, Monday, 15 May 2017 09:30 (one week ago) Permalink

earlnash, Monday, 15 May 2017 11:07 (one week ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:24 (one week ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 17 May 2017 20:40 (one week ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Friday, 19 May 2017 15:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Mercury 422 830 398, Friday, 19 May 2017 17:47 (one week ago) Permalink

i am listening to SOUNDGARDEN

j., Friday, 19 May 2017 17:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Haystacks Balboa

Stevolende, Friday, 19 May 2017 18:45 (one week ago) Permalink

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:28 (one week ago) Permalink

meekseeks mill (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:53 (one week ago) Permalink

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:03 (six days ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Sunday, 21 May 2017 20:03 (six days ago) Permalink

Stevolende, Sunday, 21 May 2017 21:32 (six days ago) Permalink

realised earlier that 3cds that I got this week all had sleeves with very close colours on them. & they're all really great

Stevolende, Sunday, 21 May 2017 21:36 (six days ago) Permalink

Pumarosa - Witch

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 22 May 2017 15:32 (five days ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Monday, 22 May 2017 20:36 (five days ago) Permalink

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