"Lucky Jim's a bit crap though"no it isn't. it is one of the great last albums. like nirvana's unplugged.
― alex in mainhattan, Friday, 6 August 2010 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
coming after pastoral hide & seek and divinity I thought lucky jim was a drop in quality for sure
― gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Friday, 6 August 2010 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
want to give some special extra shine since nobody seems to really talk much about it, but damn, the las vegas story is something else. totally engrossing, lynchian subversive america shit. i'll take that record over ANY psychobilly album ever recorded including the whole of the cramps catalogue
― you sleazy prostitute (jk), Friday, 7 January 2011 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink
Jose Esteban Muñoz, "Calling Up Thunder: The Gun Club and the Punk Rock Commons"
EMP Pop Conference presentation scheduled for March 25th
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Calling Up Thunder: The Gun Club and the Punk Rock Commons"
What does that even mean?
Anyway, been listening to Miami lately and it's really good. I am new to this band.
― the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 06:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
Google tells me that Munoz is an NYU professor who listened to the Gun Club, Germs and other LA bands when he was younger, and he writes about that in his book Cruising utopia: the then and there of queer futurity . I still do not know what the "calling up thunder" phrase refers to.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's a Gun Club song title. The "Punk Rock Commons" is what I don't quite get.
― the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
i think it just means punk-rock's tropes & shared values etc in this instancehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_commons
― quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
I guess drummer Graham has still not gotten his book published yet, although the kickstarter financing was successful.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
The lyrics to "Jack on Fire" (posted way upthread) reminds me of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian".
― Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
I will fuck you till you die
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Like the judge
― Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Interesting, hadn't known this existed as video until earlier today. Am assuming it's the source of the image herehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Party-Gun-Club/dp/B0002DRKYY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329434582&sr=8-2and here http://www.discogs.com/Gun-Club-Love-Supreme/release/913496
Rob Ritter departed, to reappear in 45 Grave. Patricia Morrison brought in as his replacement. She stayed in the band until they split at the end of '84, but wasn't in New York when Tex & The Horseheads recording session ran short and Death Party was recorded. Jim Uliana was, so is on that but wasn't in the band.
Not sure if the video is the same gig as the recording on the 2 discs pictured above. Love the garage rock take on A Love Supreme on them. The lp of that title is 1/2 of what's on that Death Party disc. The other half was released as Sex Beat '81.The 2 lps were released when Terry Graham and Ward Dotson sold the tapes to a European record label cos they were making no money from being in the band.
The video is from around the time Miami was released but Rob Ritter was already gone by the time that came out hence his face not being on the cover and his weird sleeve billing. I think that record has one of my favourite covers ever which I find almost synaesthetic to the record inside. not sure too many would. But I find a record that was recorded in a cramped NYC studio fills my head with visions of wide open plains as well as swamp fronds. Love the psychedelic touches, the swirls of pedal steel guitar etc. One of my all-time favourite records.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 16 February 2012 23:36 (1 year ago) Permalink