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tirsdag den 19. januar 2021

“my mom is tickled pink...”

 “Good day to all!!!

we underestimated how great the demand for my brother bob's organ would be? for that i am truly grateful to all who wanted to come and get it! we are also grateful to Soul Asylum for storing it for all these years.

all that said i wanted to let ya'll know that you can visit it, play it next time you go to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!!!! i will also tell you that my mom is tickled pink that this will be it's final home!

thanks for all the support!

t”

søndag den 17. januar 2021

"Hey ya'll this here is my brother bob's organ…

…it was in my mom's basement until i started playing bass in soul asylum. They were kind enough to let me store it with their gear until i could find a home for it! It was re-tubed before it went into hiding. I know little about it except that my brother loved it!!! If anyone out there would like to own this organ it comes free of charge! You just have to pay to have it moved to your designated domicile!

it needs to be moved by friday jan 22nd!

happy new year!

- TS"

(Tommy Stinson)

fredag den 15. januar 2021

De nøgne og de døde 2020. Playliste 14. januar 2021


1. Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man (Spencer Davis) (1967)
2. Bent Fabricius-Bjerre - Early Morning In Copenhagen (1960)
3. Shu-Bi-Dua - Fluer i Kødbyen (Michael Bundesen) (1976)
4. Delta Cross Band - Legionnaires Disease (Troels Jensen) (1981)
5. The Arrows - I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Alan Merrill) (1975)
6. The Sweet - Miss Demeanor (Steve Priest) (1975)
7. Psychic TV - Godstar (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge) (1985)
8. Robyn Hitchcock - Brenda's Iron Sledge (Matthew Seligman) (1981)
9.  Gang Of Four - Cheeseburger (Andy Gill) (1981)
10. Dave Kusworth & Los Tupper - Turn Back The Tears (2019)
11. Kraftwerk - Morgenspaziergang (Florian Schneider) (1974)
12. Ennio Morricone - Run Man Run (1966)
13. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Robbers, Thugs And Muggers (Tony Allen) (2020)
14. Midnight Oil - River Runs Red (Bones Hillman) (1990)
15. Little Richard - Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (1957)
16. John Prine - Sam Stone (1971)
17. Van Halen - Aint Talkin' Bout Love (Eddie Van Halen) (1978)
18. The Heartbreakers - One Track Mind (Walter Lure) (1977)
19. Psychic Ills - FBI (Tres Warren) (2012)
20. McCoy Tyner - Valley Of Life (1972)
21. The Rain Parade - You Are My Friend (David Roback) (1984)

mandag den 11. januar 2021

Punk/hardcore/powerpop 2020 i detaljer

Jeg havde en brændt cd med til punk/hardcore/powerpop-udsendelsen sidste torsdag. Her et udpluk af de noter, jeg havde med på en håndskrevet lap papir.  

Silver Sun - God Room (Switzerland)

Powerpop-masterclass fra Camden, London. Eller det vil sige, der blev bandet dannet i midten af halvfemserne. Hvor hovedmanden James Broad, der desværre døde af kræft i oktober 2020, boede henne de seneste år, ved jeg ikke. Solide omkvæd, dræberrif, eminent sangskrivning.

All Hits - Blockhead (Men And Their Work)                             

Trodsig 70’er-punk fra Portland med en kvinde i front. Imod kapitalisme og statsundertrykkelse.

The Yum Yums - Bubblegum Baby (Those About to Pop)

Powerpop fra Norge. Nærmere bestemt Moss på Oslofjordens østside midtvejs mellem Oslo og Sverige. The Yum Yums trækker veksler på eller rettere blander glam, punk, Ramones, Undertones og The Sweet.

Big Mess - Killer (Bestial Pop)

Big Mess kunne ikke have fundet en bedre titel til deres 2020-ep. ’Bestial Pop’. That's what it is!

Smarts - Cling Wrap (Who Needs Smarts, Anyway?)

Garagepunk fra Melbourne. Amfetamin og aparte saxofon.

Fright Eye - Glad I’m Not You (Black Holes)

Punkrock fra Aarhus. De kan vist godt lide Dead Boys

Nightclub - Secret Handshake (Private Party)

Nightclub fra Melbourne kalder sig et festband. Der skal man nok tage med et gran salt. Med medlemmer fra blandt andet Parsnip og Smarts.

Junta - Hverdagsforræderi (Død Tid E​.​P.)

Trommeslager Anton Rothstein fra Lower, Marching Church og nu Whistler, kaldte i en Mod Strømmen-udsendelse Junta for det eneste punkband i København. Har han ret?

Dropdead - Road To Absolution (Dropdead 2020)

Hardcore fra Providence, Rhode Island. Hvad vil amerikanske punkbands skrive om efter, at Trump er blevet stemt hjem? (Foranstående spørgsmål er skrevet før Trump-supporternes stormløb på Capitol Hill sidste onsdag)

Gen Pop - Hanging Drum (PPM66)

Pragtfuldt og udefinerbart band fra Olympia, Washington. Hvis man går dem på klingen, siger bandet selv, at det spiller powerpop.     

Fried e/M - Capitalist Eyes (Modern World)

St. Louis, Missouri. Lumpy & The Dumpers i forklædning? Tidlig firser-hardcore. ‘Capitalist Eyes’ minder mig om dengang ‘Mats spillede hardcore.  

The Speedways - Kisses Is History (Radio Sounds)

Powerpop fra London. Guitarer som man husker det fra gamle Bomp!- og Stiff Records-plader. The Speedways mestre en genre, der af uudgrundelig grunde bliver ved at give.

The Reflectors - Teenage Hearts (First Impression)

Powerpop fra Long Beach, L.A. Pophooks og harmonier. The Reflektors mestre en genre, der af uudgrundelig grunde bliver ved at give.

Public Eye - Awful Questions (Music For Leisure)

Desillusioneret punkoutfit fra Portland, Oregon. Raser mod skrupelløs kapitalisme og ulighed.

Bob Mould - American Crisis (Blue Hearts) 

Bob Mould er pissevred. Han går i flæsket på den amerikanske højrefløj, evangelister og homofober.

Men And Health - Marie And Luci (Jesus in a Pocket)

I begyndelsen af 2020, hørte jeg tvillinge-båndene ’Jesus In a Pocket’ og ’Devil In Suitcase’ med københavnske Men And Helth en hel del. Det er jeg sådan set blevet ved med. Minimalistisk punk med stilsikre tekster.

Optic Sink - Personified (Optic Sink)

Natalie Hoffmann fra NOTS og Ben Bauermeister fra Magic Kids, har slået synthpunk-pjalterne sammen. Ude på Goner Records

Special Interest - Don’t Kiss Me In Public (The Passion Of)

Mangesidig, apokalyptisk og pervers artpunk fra New Orleans, Louisiana. Jeg hører reminiscenser af industriel, ambient, techno og glam.

Vintage Crop - Gridlock (Serve To Serve Again)                     

Aussie punkrock fra havneby Geelong. ”Frustration og vrede er måske de ord, der er mest passende for albummet. Ikke som fuck this og fuck that, men mere som begavede iagttagelser af det moderne liv”, skrev jeg i december om pladen. Det står jeg ved.

Powerplant - A Spine (A Spine / Evidence EP)

Efter sidste års strålende lp ’People Of The Sun’, har Powerplant fra London allieret sig med Static Shock Records. ’A Spine / Evidence’ ligger om end ikke i direkte forlængelse af pladen fra 2019, så ganske tæt på. Electropunk, cyberpunk, synthpunk, kært barn har mange navne.

Western Addiction - The Leopard And The Juniper (Frail Bray)

Al, al for pæn punk fra San Francisco. Jeg har glemt eller fortrængt, hvorfor jeg i første omgang mente, at denne udgivelse skulle repræsenteres på denne cd.  

Chubby And The Gang - Speed Kills (Speed Kills)                  

Engelske Charlie Manning-Walkers (aka Chubby) forældre var 1. generationspunkere. Han ville selv spille hardcore. Nu er han dog vendt tilbage til de lp’er, han hørte som barn, og har lavet en popplade med rødder i punkscenen, spædet op med Lightning Hopkins og Bobby Fuller.

The Chisel - Rat Running Scared (Deconstructive Surgery EP)                       

Oi! Engelske arbejderklasse punkrock i nyt og dog let genkendeligt antræk. Charlie Manning-Walker spiller guitar.      

Big Cheese - Tower To The Sun (Punishment Park)              

Hurtigt og sjusket hardcore fra Leeds i West Yorkshire. Sjusket er på ingen måde en kritik. Nutidigt, men dog med en betragtelig mængde Cro-Mags i baggagen.

The Well Wishers - All The Same (Shelf Life)

Powerpop fra San Francisco. Ensomhed, isolation og frustration, men også håb og kærlighed.

Soul Glo - I’m On Probation (Songs To Yeet At The Sun)    

Kaotisk afro-hardcore fra Philly, Pennsylvania. Memphis-rapperen Archangel medvirker på et enkelt spor på denne fyrige ep.

X - Alphabetland (Alphabetland)                    

Næsten perfekt comebackplade. Første udgivelse siden 1985, hvor originalmedlemmerne Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom og DJ Bonebrake alle er med. X er gudskelov stadig X. Det prøver de ikke at lave om på.       

R.M.F.C. - Reader (7")             

R.M.F.C. (Rock Music Fan Club)) er et soloprojekt for kun attenårige Buz Clatworthy fra det sydøstlige New South Wales i Australien. Melodisk punk vil jeg kalde det.

Cement Shoes - Knocked Into The Reptile Enclosure (A Love Story of Drugs & Rock & Roll & Drugs)    

Indædt og flabet hardcore fra Richmond, Virginia. Radio Birdman møder Black Flag. Noget i den stil.

Laffing Gas - Don't Ask Me (It's a Beautiful Day in the Gulch)

Snotty hardcore punk fra universitetsbyen Bloomington i Indiana. Efter et par kassettebånd i 2015 og 2016 kom debut-pladen endelig. Career Suicide og Angry Samoans, ja, selv det danske pladeselskab, Kick N 'Punch, bliver nævnt som inspiration.

Eyes - Surf (Underperformer)

Hardcore-metal er vist den beskrivelse, der er gået igen flest gange om danske Eyes. Jeg har fået bandet anbefalet flere gange i løbet af 2020. Og ved årets udgang var ’Underperformer’ at finde på utallige årslister. Er de mon noget for mig?

fredag den 8. januar 2021

Punk/hardcore/powerpop 2020. Playliste 7. januar 2021

1. Subdued - Sanctuary Is Nowhere (Over The Hills And Far Away)
2. Fried e/M - Feel The Void (Modern World)
3. Chubby And The Gang - Trouble (You Were Always On My Mind) (Speed Kills)
4. Soul Glo - I'm On Probation (Songs To Yeet At The Sun)
5. BIB - Boiling Point (Delux)
6. Misanthropic Minds - Companys Man Blues (Welcome To The Homeland, Greetings From The Wasteland)
7. Power Face - Struck By Lightning (Door Slammed Shut)
8. KnowSo - Boredom In The Valley (Psychological Garden)
9. Silver Sun - God Room (Switzerland)
10. The Reflectors - Champagne (First Impression)
11. Big Mess - Killer (Bestial Pop)
12. The Chats - The Kids Need Guns (High Risk Behaviour)
13. Supercrush - On The Telephone (Sodo Pop)
14. Smarts - Cling Wrap (Who Needs Smarts, Anyway?)
15. Romeo - Honey (7”)
16. Secret Prostitutes - Brød Og Peanøttsmør Er Alt Jeg Spiser (Odd God)
17. Men And Health - Marie And Luci (Jesus In A Pocket)
18. Krigshoder - Ditt Eget Stalingrad/Hatet (Krig I Hodet)
19. Persekutor - Black Death Punk Skins (Permanent Winter)
20. Cold Feet - Mommy (Punk Entity)
21. Rat Cage - A Country For Idiots (Screams From The Cage)
22. Bob Mould - American Crisis (Blue Hearts)
23. The War Goes On - Punchdrunk (Assisted Armageddon)
24. Daydream - Duality Of Love (Mystic Operative)
25. Sial - Bencana (Tari Pemusnah Kuasa)
26. X - Alphabetland (Alphabetland)
27. Oily Boys - Cabramaverick (Cro Memory Grin)
28. Stiff Richards - Kids Out On The Grass (State Of Mind)
29. Lebenden Toten - Dead Noise (live) (Synaptic Noise Dissociation)
30. The Yum Yums - Bubblegum Baby (For Those About To Pop!)
31. Spy - Bootlicker (Service Weapon)

torsdag den 7. januar 2021

“It was kamikaze for our career…”

“I saw Malcolm outside the front of the Chelsea hotel in New York and he was asking me why I was so down. I told him that things weren't going that good for us, and he thought that was so sad and asked if he could help us, and basically become our personal manager, which he did. He rented us a loft and we started practising and rehearsing, and we came up with the 'Red Patent Leather' show. David Johansen and Malcolm never really had many conversations together - or even got along that well for that matter - but that was the one time they both got a gleam in their eye. We had all the red clothing and the song 'Red Patent Leather', so Malcolm - who had the political agenda - was like, 'Why don't we put up the Soviet flag?'. That was probably the only time I saw them do anything creative together, and it was pretty much suicide. It was kamikaze for our career. A well-known New York journalist called me up after and said 'Syl, you guys tried the fag thing, you tried the crazy guitar thing, and now you're gonna go Communist... that's it, that's the end of your career.'”

- guitarist i The New York Dolls Sylvain Sylvain, skrev ordene herover i en nekrolog over Malcolm McLaren i The Quietus, d. 9. april 2010.

tirsdag den 5. januar 2021

Less Win über alles...

Det må være et par år siden, at jeg seneste gjorde spillede grupper/artister i Mod Strømmen op i tal. En aktør i radioens inderkreds fandt statussen misvisende, eftersom den intet har at gøre med redaktionens ualmindelige gode smag. Og det har vedkommende jo til dels ret i. I og med, at sådan en årsopgørelse altid vil bære præg af, hvilke gæster og hvilke temaer, der har været i radioprogrammerne gennem året som svandt. 2020 har jeg ikke desto mindre talt op. Dels fordi, vi under den første lockdown sendte nogle såkaldte nødprogrammer, og det måske kan tegne et andet billede? Dels fordi, jeg faktisk selv synes, at det er morsom læsning. Det overraskende mig eksempelvis, at The Cowboys blev spillet hele fem gange i 2020. De fremhævede navne har været på besøg. I alt blev der spillet 947 numre i 53 udsendelser.

X2

Amyl And The Sniffers, Andy Human & The Reptoids, Aron, Billie Holiday, Bruce Springsteen, C.V Jørgensen, Camarón De La Isla & Paco De Lucía, Connan Mockasin, Cornershop, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Daniel Romano, Dillard & Clark, Funkadelic, Gang Of Four, Glow Kit, Gustav Winckler, Hank Snow, Himmelrum, J. Fen Happens, Jaimie Branch, James Brown, John Prine, Juana Molina, Kate Bush, Knud Odde, Los Chunguitos, Meat Puppets, Merle Haggard, Miley Cyrus, Nick Lowe, Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth, Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites, Nils Økland Band, NRG, Olesen-Olesen, Paul Westerberg, Purple Mountains, R.E.M, Ramon Montoya, Robyn Hitchcock , Sly & The Family Stone, Sonic Youth, Sort Sol, Sweet Pete & The Land Band, The Cleaners From Venus, The Doors, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Love Coffin, The Mamas & The Papas, The Modern Lovers, The Monkees, The Psychedelic Furs, The Rangoons, The Replacements, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, The Speedways, The Whiffs, Tom Waits, Trille, Writhe.

X3

Alex Chilton, Big Mess, Bisse, Chubby And The Gang, Country Teasers, David Bowie, Fremmed, Højkvist, Iggy Pop, Jeppe Thiesen, Jeppe Zeeberg, John Mogensen, Lula Pena, Otto Brandenburg, Prefab Sprout, Psychic Ills, Redd Kross, Steppeulvene, Teenage Fanclub, Townes Van Zandt,  Van Morrison, vognvogn, Yune.

X4

Black Lips, Countermarch, Miles Davis, The Natural Disasters, Trader, Tvivler, Whistler.

X5

Dane TS Hawk, Orcas, The Cowboys, Uffe Lorenzen.

X6

BlackieBlueBird, Men & Health, Nikki Sudden, Slowburn, Swell Maps, Vilde Græs.

X7

Bob Dylan, Nuri.

X11

Less Win.

mandag den 4. januar 2021

søndag den 3. januar 2021

Nytårsgave fra Steve Wynn

Jeg gvier ordet til Wynn:

”I was in Port Antonio, Jamaica with my Baseball Project gang and a bunch of other pals seven years ago for a birthday celebration. One day a few of us ventured into town and came across a shack that said "Recording Studio--$40/hour." Naturally we were curious and found out that the proprietor would create a track and then you could just sing or freestyle or whatever you'd like over the results. Scott and I each did one and were done in a couple of hours.

This was my track--the music I heard made me want to detail the music that was inspiring me in the year or two before I formed the Dream Syndicate and I went into the vocal booth with some loose notes and names and points to make. Linda was in the studio on another mic, commenting in real time on what I was singing. I think we did two takes.

I've wanted to put this out for years and the start of a new year seems like a good time. The single sleeve was done by my friend Misisipi Mike Wolf. Oh, and I do indeed know how to pronounce "Simenon"--just a vocal flub that I left in while the clock was ticking and Scott was waiting his turn.

For your New Year's listening pleasure, here's "Strummer and Jones."

I’ve got something I want to tell you (tell me!)
I’ve got something I wanna I wanna tell you (tell me!)
 
Back in 1978 I was digging through every wooden crate
Old vinyl, old ‘78’s, 45’s, 33’s
To find what could reach me
I got something I wanna tell you
Are you with me now?
I’ve got something
That I want to tell you
 
Everything I’ve known, everything I’ve known
Came down from my old record collection
Strummer and Jones, well, Strummer and Jones
Paul Simenon and Strummer and Jones
Daddy Rolling Stone by Steve Marriott
Phil Lynott. Strummer and Jones
 
Anyway, I wanna tell you
 
When I was a kid, I had everything I didn’t keep hid
Everything I needed needed needed like this
I went from the first Velvets to the first Modern Lovers
To the second Stooges, Big Star and Alex Chilton now
I learned everything that I needed from an old record bin
 
Complete Control, white label, Philly Soul
I learned everything I had to learn
That I was young, I admit
There were moments I had my doubts
Where I was going to
I learned everything I had to learn from
An old ’78.
 
(what??)
 
I had everything I learned (3X) from….
Well, into the vinyl soul
And Strummer and Jones
 
Manchester now!
 
Mark E Smith and The Fall
Taught me everything,
That was all
Slates, Slags and States
And the 45 and the 78 now
45 and the 78 now
Up to Glasgow
Take it—Glasgow soul now!
 
Orange Juice, Josef K and Edwyn Collins
Taking me through
I learned everything I had to learn
From record bins
Strummer and Jones
Swear I couldn’t get it from
Strummer and Jones
 
And General Johnson too
Give me just a little more time”

fredag den 1. januar 2021

Nytår 20/21. Playliste 31. december 2020


1. Marijata - We Live In Peace (1976)
2. Big Mess - Frog Or Fraud (2020)
3. Big Cheese - Pennine Scrubs (2020)
4. Jay-Z - 99 Problems (2004)
5. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp (2003)
6. The Make-Up - I Want Some (1998)
7. Chubby And The Gang - All Along The Uxbridge Road (2019)
8. Gino Parks - Fire (1962)
9. Sly And The Family Stone - Underdog (1967)
10. Black Nasty - Getting Funky Round Here (1972)
11. Miles Davis - Black Satin (1972)
12. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (2013)
13. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me (197?)                     
14. Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1971)
15. Funkadelic - Into You (1978)
16. Alex Chilton - Jumpin' Jack Flash (1970)
17. The Chisel - Not The Only One (2020)
18. fIREHOSE - Brave Captain (1986)
19. David Bowie - Fascination (1975)
20. The Chamber Brothers - Funky (1970)
21. The Koreatown Oddity - Weed In L.A. (2020)
22. Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey (1986)
23. Harlem Underground Band - Smokin’ Cheeba Cheeba (1976)
24. Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte (1972)
25. Andrew W.K. - Party Hard (2001)
26. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - Knock Me A Kiss (1942)