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fredag den 30. december 2022

Nytår med Kørfirs Records. Playliste 29. december 2022

1. Audio Two - Top Billin' (1987)
2. Chris & Pis - Al Gorritme (live) (2021)
3. The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko (1965)
4. James Brown & His Famous Flames - I´ve Got Money (1962)
5. Chris & Pis - Content (live) (2021)
6. Chris & Pis - Mit Andet Job (live) (2021)
7. Sleaford Mods - Jobseeker (live Jools Holland) (2015)
8. 1. Person Ental - Lhama Talk (fra kommende plade) (2023)
9. The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year (1968)
10. Chuck & The Daylight - Bottomless Pit (1963)
11. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - New Year's Resolution (1967)
12. Big Thief - Spud Infinity (2022)
13. John & Yoko - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (1971)
14. Emilio Hestepis - En Ny Slags Gud (2019)
15. Emilio Hestepis - Pizza nr. 636.446.714 (2022)
16. Loke Dehp - Pizzarap (2022)
17. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days (2014)
18. Skiven & Pis - Unfluencer (2020)
19. Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey (1987)
20. Naghmeh Farahmand - Transonic (2012)
21. Emilio Hestepis - Hermione (2019)


torsdag den 29. december 2022

“Sophomoric — like the Velvets without Lou.”

Før jul bragte magasinet Far Out en artikel om Keith Richards' mange fornærmelser. Her efter jul er den blevet fulgt af en om solister og bands, David Bowie ikke brød sig om.

 “Artists David Bowie didn’t like:

Gary Numan

Let’s get it out there: David Bowie did not like Gary Numan at all. Despite Numan being a lifelong fan of Bowie, the feelings were not reciprocated. Notoriously, the older statesman had Numan kicked off The Kenny Everett Christmas Show in 1980 for what he perceived as Numan copying his act.

Speaking to NME in 2021, Numan reflected on the crushing incident. “It bothered me at the time because I was a massive fan, and he’d been such a big part of my life for so many years, so I was pretty disappointed – and the fact I got taken off the show afterwards,” he said. “But I later came to realise we all go through periods when we’re more fragile or paranoid and not sure how we fit into all of this.”

Questioned on whether he thought it was jealousy that underpinned Bowie’s actions, Numan opined: “I think there was an element of that. I never got to meet him afterwards and ask, but my feeling was at that moment, I was the current big thing in weird make-up, and I don’t think that period was the best for him. I know many people that met him and he was lovely, and I wish I’d met that version.”

In fact, David Bowie had such a problem with Gary Numan that he even took shots at him in ‘Teenage Wildlife’ from 1980’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). Bowie sings: “A broken-nosed mogul are you, One of the new wave boys, Same old thing in brand new drag, Comes sweeping into view, As ugly as a teenage millionaire, Pretending it’s a whiz-kid world.”

He later said of his young disciple: “What Numan did, he did excellently but in repetition, in the same information coming over again and again, once you’ve heard one piece”.

Axl Rose

A more personal entry. During the late 1980s, when rockstars were precisely that, Bowie found himself in a physical altercation with Axl Rose, the frontman of the world’s then-biggest band, Guns N’ Roses. Guitarist Slash revealed this when writing in his eponymous memoir. He recalled Bowie and Rose fighting over the daughter of an Everly Brother, Rose’s then-girlfriend, Erin Everly.

One night in 1989, Bowie went to watch Guns N’ Roses support The Rolling Stones at The Cathouse venue. He was in attendance alongside Ola Hudson, Slash’s mother, who he had known and worked with for years. However, at one point, Rose started sneering and throwing some rather choice insults in his direction. Disgusted at Rose, Bowie stood up and left during Guns N’ Roses’ set. No one understood what had happened at the time until Slash divulged that Rose was furious at Bowie for allegedly hitting on Erin.

This occurred earlier in the day at the venue when Guns N’ Roses were shooting their video for ‘It’s So Easy’. The story goes that Bowie was drunk and playful, and as Erin was starring in the video in leather bondage gear, the temperature rose. Looking back in 1990, the owner of The Cathouse claimed that Axl caught Bowie pursuing Everly and lost it, with the two getting into a physical altercation. It concluded with Rose chasing Bowie, screaming at him, “I’m gonna kill you, TIN MAN”.

Elton John

Elton John was another notable figure that Bowie did not have time for, despite both of them – and T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan – frequenting gay clubs together when they were younger. Speaking to Rolling Stone in 1976, Bowie admitted that he called John “the Liberace, the token queen of rock”, which would no doubt hurt his target.

Later, Elton John commented: “We started out being really good friends. We used to hang out together with Marc Bolan, going to gay clubs, but I think we just drifted apart.” He added, “David and I were not the best of friends towards the end.”

The insults Bowie aimed at Elton John did not stop there. He also commented: “I consider myself responsible for a whole new school of pretensions — they know who they are. Don’t you, Elton?”

The ‘Rocket Man’ singer eventually forgave Bowie, although they never personally reconciled. He went as far as to attribute Bowie’s comments to his cocaine addiction which was reaching its worst in 1976. Speaking of David Bowie again in 2016, he said about his remarks: “I thought it was a bit snooty. He wasn’t my cup of tea. No, I wasn’t his cup of tea”.

Paul McCartney

David Bowie was nothing if not a realist. In 1996, when discussing the impact of The Beatles, he attempted to peel back the mainstream belief that the Liverpool band remain essential today. He said: “Bands like the Beatles (who) were so extremely large in terms of what they sold and the influence they had” clearly had an impact back in the 1960s, but “very little of their influence is actually felt now.”

Although he was a revisionist, Bowie still greatly respected The Beatles. In 1995, when discussing their late frontman and his ‘Fame’ collaborator, John Lennon, he said: “I just thought we’d be buddies forever and get on better and better, and all that fantasy, I know which Beatle I always liked.”

However, he did not feel the same way about Paul McCartney. In response to a question of what he thought about “contemporaries” such as The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney, Bowie explained that whilst he liked “some of” the former’s work, he wasn’t keen on McCartney’s. He said: “I don’t like much of Paul’s. He’s a nice guy, I’ve met him a couple of times.”

The Jesus and Mary Chain

At face value, one would have expected Bowie to have been a fan of Scottish alt-rock heroes The Jesus and Mary Chain. When they broke through in 1985 with their debut Psychocandy, they were classed as genuine pioneers, making a form of noise rock blended with bubblegum pop.

However, with their second album, 1987’s Darklands, the band refined their sound, creating a more anthemic form that produced moments such as ‘April Skies’ and ‘Happy When It Rains’. Despite this more accessible sound, during an interview with Musician in August of that year, Bowie tore into the band, calling them “awful” and “sophomoric—like the Velvets without Lou.”

fredag den 23. december 2022

Infant Finches. Playliste 22. december 2022

1. Infant Finches - Colours (2022)
2. Palm - Child Actor (2015)
3. Spirit Of The Beehive - Rapid & Complete Recovery (2022)
4. Vomit Heat - Dream OD (2022)
5. Himmelrum - Sølvflod (2020)
6. Erik - True Joy (2020)
7. Tettix Hexer - The Vibrant And Buoyant Heart (For Mikkel) (2022)
8. Lifetones - Good Side (1983)
9. David Longstreth - Easily Resigned (2002)
10. Splitscreen - Glue (2022)
11. Alawari - Misundelse (2022)
12. Draage Me - Running Instead (2020)
13. Cities Aviv - Not That I'm Anywhere (2012)
14. Collider - They Spent No (2022)
15. Liza Dries - Coming Out (demo) (2022)
16. Infant Finches - Blind Walk (2022)


torsdag den 22. december 2022

Terry Hall Easter Special. 8. april 1985

Det er nok ikke gået mange med den mindste interesse for populær musik forbi, at Terry Hall fra The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield mv. døde i denne uge. En mandag aften i 1985 vendte han favoritplader i et par timer på radiostationen Piccadilly Radio i Manchester. Et program, der har ligget og samlet støv, indtil i går.

1. Fun Boy Three - The Tunnel of Love
2. Disco-Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes - Get Dancin'
3. Freda Payne - Band of Gold
4. The Colourfield - Castles in the Air
5. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter
6. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
7. The Colourfield - Faint Hearts
8. Melanie - Brand New Key
9. Aztec Camera - Oblivious
10. Edith Piaf - Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes)
11. The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
12. The Colourfield - Yours Sincerely
13. Love - Alone Again Or
14. Alessi Brothers - Oh Lori
15. The Colourfield - Thinking of You
16. XTC - Radios in Motion
17. The Doobie Brothers - Listen to the Music
18. Andy Williams - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
19. Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
20. Madonna - Like a Virgin
21. Gang of Four - To Hell With Poverty
22. The Colourfield - Hammond Song
23. Janis Ian - Seventeen
24. The Doors - Touch Me
25. Loyd Cole & The Commotions - Perfect Skin
26. The Colourfield - Cruel Circus
27. Dolly Parton - Jolene
28. David Bowie - Wild Is the Wind

tirsdag den 20. december 2022

“An overrated midget, Prince has to find out what it means to be a prince.”

I forgårs fyldte Keef 79 år. Det fejrede magasinet Far Out med denne artikel:

“Keith Richards’ best insults


Prince and The Rolling Stones share a troubled history. In 1981, the ‘Purple One’ was on support duty for the British band in Los Angeles when their audience reacted badly and started to sabotage the musician’s set. Mick Jagger personally intervened to ensure Prince fulfilled the rest of his dates supporting the group, but Richards was less hospitable than his bandmate.

“An overrated midget, Prince has to find out what it means to be a prince. That’s the trouble with conferring a title on yourself before you’ve proved it,” Richards cruelly said shortly after the event. “His attitude when he opened for us was insulting to our audience. You don’t try to knock off the headline like that when you’re playing a Stones crowd. He’s a prince who thinks he’s a king already. Good luck to him,” he then added.

Eight years later, Richards told the Los Angeles Times: “To me, Prince is like The Monkees. I think he’s very clever at manipulating the music business and the entertainment business.”

Elton John

Richards first threw shade at Elton John when Rolling Stone interviewed him in 1988. The guitarist was asked to provide his thoughts on an array of contemporary pop songs, including Elton’s ‘I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That’. On the track, he commented: “Reg, give me a Rubens, and I’ll say something nice. Reg Dwight. Lovely bloke, but posing”.

Following the death of Princess Diana, Elton reworked ‘Candle In The Wind’ as a tribute to the late royal, which also riled up Richards.“Yeah, it did jar a bit, songs for dead blondes,” he told EW in 1997. “But he was a personal friend, after all. I’d find it difficult to ride on the back of something like that myself, but Reg is showbiz”.

The Bee Gees

As pure pop writers, The Bee Gees were undeniably talented technicians and a mini hit factory. For a period, everything the Gibb brothers touched turned to gold, but Keith Richards was less than pleased with their craft and patronisingly viewed them as children.

Richards viciously told Rolling Stone in 1969: “Well, they’re in their own little fantasy world. You only have to read what they talk about in interviews… how many suits they’ve got and that kind of crap. It’s all kid stuff, isn’t it?”


Undeniably, The Rolling Stones have influenced an immeasurable number of bands. For the most part, Richards is proud of their impact on others. However, one group the guitarist doesn’t want to be classified as an influence by is Metallica.

“Millions are in love with Metallica and Black Sabbath. I just thought they were great jokes,” he told the New York Daily News in 2015. Richards savagely continued: “I don’t know where Metallica’s inspiration comes from, but if it’s from me, then I fucked up.”


For this verbal assault, Richards tag teamed with Jagger, who was equally as vitriolic. The pair appeared in a documentary, which never aired. Richards called Oasis “crap”, and Mick Jagger added: “You can’t dance to it, the new album’s impossible,” regarding Oasis’ material. Richards stuck the boot in further and said: “These guys are just obnoxious. Grow up and then come back and see if you can hang.”

Over the years, Richards has softened to the Gallagher brothers as people, even if he still doesn’t dig their music. The Rolling Stones guitarist even spent New Year’s Eve with Noel Gallagher in the Carribbean, where they bonded over their hate for frontmen.

David Bowie

David Bowie is one of the few figures in the history of music who are above criticism. There’s no subjectiveness involved in appreciating his artistry, which is objectively magnificent, but Keith Richards’ memo got lost in the post.

In a 2008 interview, Richards claimed ‘Changes’ was the only song from Hunky Dory that he could remember. He commented: “It’s all pose. It’s all fucking posing. It’s nothing to do with music. He knows it too.” The Rolling Stone cold-bloodedly added: “I can’t think of anything else he’s done that would make my hair stand up.”

Mick Jagger

If I were to write up every offensive remark Keith Richards has made about Mick Jagger, I’d be here all night. Instead, I’m inclined to take a highlights approach to his insults towards Mick and celebrate his most biting comment about The Rolling Stones singer.

In his autobiography, Life, he bizarrely chose to ridicule the size of Jagger’s manhood. “The idea of status quo to Anita, in those days, was verboten. Everything must change. And we’re not married, we’re free, whatever. You’re free as long as you let me know what’s going on,” Richards wrote. “Anyway, she had no fun with his tiny todger. I know he’s got an enormous pair of balls, but it doesn’t quite fill the gap, does it?”

In 2012, Richards uncharacteristically apologised in a documentary celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary: “[Mick] and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time, and that has been incredibly important to me.”

The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead are more than a band, they are a family, and you need to be a brave soul to attack them. However, Richards never understood why there was such a clamour around the group and described their sound as “boring”. Of all the words to use against The Grateful Dead, “boring” is one of the last that’d come to mind, but Richards is a professional contrarian who thinks differently from the rest.

He once scathingly commented: “The Grateful Dead is where everybody got it wrong. Just poodling about for hours and hours. Jerry Garcia, boring shit, man. Sorry, Jerry.”

fredag den 16. december 2022

BEAT 2022. Playliste 15. december 2022

1. Oneida - I Wanna Hold Your Electric Hand (Success) (2022)
2. Friends Of Cesar Romero - The Moment Playboy (In The Cold Cruel Eyes Of A Million Stars) (2022)
3. Pink Mountaintops - Nervous Breakdown (Peacock Pools) (2022)
4. Ribbon Stage - Hearst (Hit With The Most) (2022)
5. Young Guv - Couldn't Leave U If I Tried (Guv III) (2022)
6. Uno Soul - Heartbroken Girl (Poppy) (2022)
7. Zusammen Clark - Rest Position (Earlier) (2022)
8. Tell No Lies - Malatesta (Hide Nothing) (2022)
9. Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Penelope Halfpenny (The Boy Named If) (2022)
10. Tommy McLain with Elvis Costello - I Ran Down Every Dream (I Ran Down Every Dream) (2022)
11. Alex Izenberg - Sorrows Blue Tapestry (I'm Not Here) (2022)
12. Vilde Græs - Baglæns Ned Ad Gaden (Gror) (2022)
13. Fortunato Durutti Marinetti - Feels Like (Memory's Fool) (2022)
14. Gäy - That Stupid Rock & Roll (Monster Cocks) (2022)
15. The Chats - Ticket Inspector (Get Fucked) (2022)
16. Neutrals - Gary Borthwick Says (Bus Stop Nights E.P.) (2022)
17. Knud Odde - Østre Vrå Sogn (Strejftog I Hjemegnen) (2022)
18. The Sadies - No One's Listening (Colder Streams) (2022)
19. Peace De Résistance - Alphabet Au Pair (Bits And Pieces) (2022)
20. Simon Joyner - Tekamah (Songs From A Stolen Guitar) (2022)
21. Chris Isaak - Wrapping Presents For Myself (Everybody Knows It's Christmas) (2022)


fredag den 9. december 2022

’Pionerer & Outsidere. Dansk elektronisk musik 1928-1980’ med Jonas Olesen. Playliste 8. december 2022

1. Bent Lorentzen - Elektronmusikkens Materialer I (1968)
2. Christian A. Volf - Volfair Therapeutic Record WB 348 (1935-36)
3. Bamse Kragh-Jacobsen/Linien II - Bruitistisk Koncert nr. 1 (1948)
4. Carl Weismann & De Syngende Hunde - Jingle Bells (1955)
5. Knud Rasmussen - Hyggestemning 2. del (1953)
6. Arne Juul Jacobsen - Rejse Til Abstraktionernes Land (1959)
7. Jesper Hendze - Sindssyg Musik (1976)
8. Else Marie Pade & Peter Steen - Se Det I Øjnene (1970)
9. Fuzzy - Blau (1973)
10. The Seebach Band - Bubble Sex (1977)
11. Henning Blegvad - Kling Klang (1973)
12. Peter Erling - Julehygge (1965)


lørdag den 3. december 2022

Jule-Jingle-Jangle 2022. Playliste 1. december 2022

1. Louis Armstrong - Christmas Night In Harlem (1955)
2. Hjelle & Bettan - Vår Jultradition (2021)
3. Cyndi Lauper - Home On Christmas Day (1998)
4. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets - Winter Wonderland (2020)
5. Ricky Vera - How Can Santa Come To Puerto Rico? (1953)
6. The Replacements - Bundle Up (demo) (1987)
7. The Galaxies - Please Come Home For Christmas (1965)
8. Andrews Sisters & Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Christmas Island (1946)
9. Joseph Spence - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (live) (1972)
10. Morphine - Sexy Christmas Baby Mine (live) (1993)
11. Eric Bachmann - I Was Made For Losing You (2019)
12. The No Ones - A Christmas Voice (I Don't Want To Bring You Into This World) (2022)
13. Chris Isaak - Almost Christmas (2022)
14. Loretta Lynn - Christmas Without Daddy (1966)
15. Daimi - Julemandens Kone (1972)
16. Dødens Garderobe feat. Anne Efternøler - Det Kan Du Få For En Krone (2021)
17. Gitte & Farmand - Julemandens Datter (1957)
18. Daniéle & Michéle - Le Petit Renne Au Nez Rouge (1965)
19, The Everly Brothers & The Boys Town Choir - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (1962)
20. Willie Nelson - Here Comes Santa Claus (1979)
21. El Vez - Christmas Time Is Here (1994)
22. Blondie & Fab 5 Freddy - Yuletide Throwdown (1981)
23. Ingrid og Lillebror - Juleaftensdag (1974)
24. Povl Dissing - Snemusen Knud (1973)
25. Frede Fup - Julefred (1982)
26. Bob Dylan - I'll Be Home For Christmas (2009)
27. Glen Campbell - It Must Be Getting Close To Christmas (1968)

fredag den 25. november 2022

DMA Jazz 2022 med Martin Pale. Playliste 24. november 2022

1. Ole ”Fessor” Lindgreen - Glad To Be Here (2021)
2. Jeppe Zeeberg - Hittet (fra Danevirke) (2022)
3. Alawari - Stone (2022)
4. Johanna Elina Sulkunen & Halvcirkel - IX Soil (2021)
5. Kristian Tangvik - Guayaba Gordita (2021)
6. Søren Kristiansen & Thomas Fonnesbæk - On The Trail (2022)
7. Knudsen/Rudzinskis Space Big Band - Arrival To Mars (2021)
8. Richard Andersson - Brudstykker Af En Lykkelig Barndom (2022)
9. Horse Orchestra - Montag Ist Vielleicht Der Lustigste Tag (2021)
10. Bévort 3 - Bevarro (live) (2022)
11. Wood Organization - H.U.J.C. Jazz Trio (2021)
12. Artur Tuznik Sextet - Lazy Song (2022)
13. Jeppe Gram - The Shooter (2021)
14. Randi Pontoppidan & Povl Kristian - Sukha (2022)
15. Rasmus Sørensen - Octagon (2022)
16. Jeppe Zeeberg - What Does It All Mean? (2022)
17. Smag På Dig Selv - Udstødning For Fremdrift (2020)
18. Gitte Hænning - Vinden Gi'r Dig Svar (1966)


fredag den 18. november 2022

Uno Soul. Playliste 17. november 2022

1. Uno Soul - 200 Times (2022)
2. The Lemonheads - Confetti (1992)
3. Manfred Mann - The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) (1968)
4. The Greenhornes - Satisfy My Mind (2002)
5. Night Beats - Stuck In The Morning (2021)
6. Hernia - Dead End (2021)
7. Hell & The Hummingbird - Deliverance (2020)
8. Uno Soul - Until I Fall (2022)
9. Blomqvist - Rigtig Mærke Efter (2017)
10. Bed Wettin' Bad Boys - Sally (2013)
11. Bad Religion - We're Only Gonna Die (1982)
12. T. Rex - 20th Century Boy (1973)
13. The Nude Party - Chevrolet Van (2018)
14. Uno Soul - All It Means (2022)
15. Rie Skotte - The Stone (2015)
16. The Adam - Cathy (2022)
17. Butthole Surfers - TV Star (1996)
18. The Vaselines - Teenage Superstar (1988)
19. Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (2004)
20. Eva Madsen - Tryk På Knappen, Kurt (1981)
21. Gasolin' - Kina Rock (1977)


mandag den 14. november 2022

Næste Klub Soja: Uno Soul og Blomqvist

Rasmus Troels Jørgensen har i en årrække huseret i Berlin, og spillet på den berlinske undergrundsscene, både med Uno Soul og med powerpopbandet Wonderland. Nu er Rasmus Troels Jørgensen tilbage i København og den 19. november fejrer UNO SOUL udgivelsen af deres ny LP Poppy live til Klub Soja i Kulturhuset Islands Brygge.

Hånden på rettet og sømmet i bund. Poppy kalder på et roadtrip i en gammel øse, bare afsted, ud i det blå. Slip følelserne, frustrationerne og hjertet fri i selskab med frontmand Rasmus Troels Jørgensen og hans tro indierocksvende. Der kan headbanges, grooves, synges og rockes med på dette rå og gennemarbejdede stykke håndværk.

Uno Soul består af fire genre-erfarne musikere, ud over Rasmus Troels på guitar og vokal består Uno Soul af Henrik Lysgaard Madsen på guitar, slideguitar og kor (Hell & The Hummingbirds, The Mayflower Pussyfarm, Hell & Sebastian, Emma Acs, Spektr), Jeppe Thiesen på bas (The Attacks, Hell & The Hummingbirds) og trommeslager Per Mølgaard Jørgensen (The Blue Van, Dør Nr. 13, Hell & The Hummingbirds) og til Klub Soja vil bandet også yderligere rumme den dygtig guitarist Astrid Samuelsen. Forud for albumudgivelsen har Uno Soul udsendt to singler: ”All It Means” og ”Heartbroken Girl”. Førstnævnte er blevet anbefalet af Karrierekanonen og begge har opnået radioairplay.

Der er dømt plekterbas og asfaltpoesi, når Blomqvist gæster Klub Soja. I en himmelsk kombination af duften af sommerregn på den varme asfalt og dagdrømmende tilstande fandt en håndfuld sange sin vej og resulterede i det seneste udspil fra Blomqvist med titlen ”Et stenkast fra nordvest”. Et lokalt udspil, der er skrevet som en hyldest til området Ydre Nørrebro. Blomqvists rolige vokal guider lytteren gennem guitarens buldrende båndekko og selvsamme lytters hofter lokkes af en slow ikkedisco-rytme. Det er psykedelisk indiepop, når det er bedst! 

Blomqvist har i anledningen kaldt til samling i Blommekalaset, som på denne aften udgør brødrene Andreas Brixen og Jakob Brixen på henholdsvis trommer og elguitar, Nikolaj Paakjær på orgel og guitar, samt Sebastian Autzen på keys. 

I 2015 albumdebuterede Blomqvist med den anmelderroste ’Paradisets Børn’, hvor han skabte musik til tekster af Eik Skaløe. Et halvt år senere udgav han sensommersinglen “Magisk Sommer”, som kom i rotation på p6Beat. Bedst som man troede, at Blomqvist med sit hverdagspoetiske album fra 2017, “Langt fra Hip”, ikke kunne blive mere fast forankret med begge ben på den lune asfalt, stod han senest klar med den ultralokale udgivelse “Et stenkast fra Nordvest”.”

fredag den 11. november 2022

Collider. Playliste 10. november 2022

1. Collider - Slung Out In The Blank (2022)
2. Slow Pulp - Trade It (2020)
3. Slow Pulp - At It Again (2020)
4. Alvvays - After The Earthquake (2022)
5. Big Thief - Little Things (2022)
6. Soccer Mommy - Bloodstream (2020)
7. CFCF - After The After (2021)
8. Aperly High - Try Hard (2022)
9. Tettix Hexer - Ascension Echo (2022)
10. Spirit Of The Beehive - Wrong Circle (2021)
11. Spirit Of The Beehive - Mantra Is Repeated (2018)
12. Collider - Chubsi (premix) (2022)
13. Jane Siberry & KD Lang - Calling All Angels (1991)
14. Valkyrien Allstars - Slutte Og Byne (2020)
15. Kate Bush - The Sensual World (1989)
16. Domi & JD Beck - Whoa (2022)
17. Trader - Medieval (2022)
18. Talvin Singh - Silver Flowers (2001)
19. Himmelrum - Medicin (2022)
20. Collider - Turn You (2022)
21. Chi Coltrane - Myself To You (1973)


fredag den 4. november 2022

Music By Idiots. Playliste 3. november 2022

1. Music By Idiots - Brutal Ungdom (Borderlinien) (2022)
2. The Savage Rose - Byen Vågner (1972)
3. Roger & Brian Eno - Celeste (2020)
4. Mina - Era Vivere (1965)
5. Sleep Party People - Tide (2022)
6. Wire - Outdoor Miner (1978)
7. Loren Connors - Voice Of The Ocean "Despair Not!" (1998)
8. Howard Shore - Crash (1996)
9. Fribytterdrømme - Seer (2017)
10. Music By Idiots - Skoven Larmer (2022)
11. Peer Raben - Our Love (1970)
12. MM Works - Heron (2020)
13. Shiny Darkly - Into It All (2022)
14. The Bleeder Group - Bleeder's Guild (2004)
15. Peter Gabriel - Intruder (1980)
16. Bug Chaser - Small Things (2022)
17. Deadpan - Lovely Night (2018)
18. Oneohtrix Point Never feat. Iggy Pop - The Pure And The Damned (2017)
19. Music By Idiots - Kom Du Her (2022)
20. Teenage Jesus & The Jerks - Orphans (1978)


lørdag den 29. oktober 2022

Less Win. Playliste 27. oktober 2022

1. Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy (1982)
2. Baxter Dury - I'm Not Your Dog (2020)
3. Robbie Basho - Orphan's Lament (1978)
4. Big Black - Kerosene (1986)
5. Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Like A Ship (1971)
6. Reverend John Wilkins - You Got To Move (2010)
7. Dr. John - Locked Down (2012)
8. Lee Moses - Got That Will (1971)
9. Monks - I Hate You (1966)
10. Michael Beach - De Facto Blues (2021)
11. Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town (1969)
12. Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (1991)
13. Ed Kuepper - Car Headlights (1985)
14. Felt - Grey Streets (1986)
15. Aldous Harding - Passion Babe (2022)
16. This Kind Of Punishment - Some More Than Others (1983)
17. The Stooges - Down On The Street (1970)
18. This Mortal Coil - Kangaroo (1984)
19. The New Christs - I Swear (1988)
20. Less Win - Dream Overdose (2011)
21. Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen- Seeds And Stems (Again) (1971)

fredag den 28. oktober 2022

Gong Tomorrow 2022. Playliste 26. oktober 2022

1. Kirstine Fogh Vindelev - Drægtige Køer (2022)
2. Aske Zidore - Lærkeanimationer (skitse) (2022)
3. Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Æ Brur Hinne Kjærkfær (2021)
4. Jacob Kirkegaard - LANDET (2022)
5. Sina Shoaie - Hegemony Of Sleep (2019)
6. Santa Sanctio - Parsa Shomali (2020)
7. Jana Rush - Suicidal Ideation (Aural Hallucinations Mix) (2022)
8. Ida Urd og Ingri Høyland - Peaches (skitse) (2022)
9. Lotic - Emergency (2021)

fredag den 21. oktober 2022

Shoot From The Hip #7 (2022). Playliste 20. oktober 2022

1. The Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died (1980)
2. Delivery - Baader Meinhof (2022)
3. Pixies - There's A Moon On (2022)
4. The Flesh Eaters - River Of Fever (1981)
5. Divine Horsemen - Ice Cream Phoenix (2021)
6. Chris Stamey - It's Alright (1987)
7. Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) (live) (1980)
8. Blondie - Live It Up (Giorgio Moroder demo) (1980)
9. Nick Lowe - Switchboard Susan (1979)
10. Pink Mountaintops - The Concept (2021)
11. Pavement - Range Life (1994)
12. Half Japanese - The Beast Master (2020)
13. Nico - Afraid (1970)
14. Jaimie Branch - Love Song (2019)
15. Malouma - Kentawiyate (2007)
16. Los Ecos - La Fuga Del Bandido (1975)
17. Tom Waits - Jockey Full of Bourbon (1985)
18. Nick Lowe - All Men Are Liars (1990)
19. Van Halen - Girl Gone Bad (1984)

lørdag den 15. oktober 2022

Shoot From The Hip #6 (2022). Playliste 13. oktober 2022

1. Dan Turèll & Sølvstjernerne - Kpt. Trips Går Igen (1978/2004)
2. Hyldemors Grønsaligheder - Kære Sol (1975)
3. Tommy Bas - Sikken En Følelse (1978)
4. Albuen - Ryesgades Blegrøde Dronning (1973)
5. Repeat Repeat - Checking Out The Meat (1980)
6. Vilde Græs - Mig Og Min Bror (2022)
7. The Telstar Sound Drone - On Your Back Baby (2009)
8. Dogmatist - Orifice (2014)
9. Bollocks - You Don't Seem Real (live) (1982)
10. Sort Sol - Rhinestone (2001)
11. Tee Vee Pop - Factory (1982)
12. Gangway - Biology (1991)
13. Week 20/21 - Action Before Silence (1983)
14. President Fetch - Morality Outragor (1989)
15. Bifrost - Hej Maria (Luk Vinduet Op) (1977)
16. Ole Woedd - Clark Kent (2002)
17. Less Win - Wired (2012)
18. Kent Ehrgott - Gi' Os Fodbold (2021)
19. Uno Soul - All It Means (2022)
20. Gnags - Nøgler Til Alle (live) (1981)
21. Frandsen Trio - Solskin Ombord (1951)

fredag den 7. oktober 2022

Besøg af praytell. Playliste 6. oktober 2022

1. praytell - VOLDEMORT (2021)
2. Injury Reserve (feat. JPEGMAFIA & Code Orange) - HPNGC (2019)
3. JPEGMAFIA - I Cannot Fucking Wait Til Morrissey Dies (2018)
4. Death Grips - Hustle Bones (2012)
5. Poppy (feat. FEVER 333) - Scary Mask (2019)
6. Glitchi - Cyborg (2021)
7. Ghostemane - I Duckinf Hatw You (2019)
8. Nascar Aloe - American Wasteland (2022)
9. praytell (feat. Jack Maximovich) - FUKTHISLIFE (2022)
10. Lil Peep - OMFG (2016)
11. Yung Lean (feat. FKA Twigs) - Bliss (2022)
12. Paris Texas - Girls Like Drugs (2021)
13. Rico Nasty - Let It Out (2020)
14. praytell - DRUGSCANBEFUN (fra kommende udgivelse)
15. slowthai - Drug Dealer (2018)
16. Danny Brown - Pneumonia [2016)
17. Zelooperz - ISBD (2016)
18. WHOKILLEDXIX - Kismet (2020)
19. 100 Gecs - 745 Sticky (2019)
20. Quinn - I Dont Want That Many Friends In The First Place (2019)
21. Lil Darkie - Rap Music (2020)
22. $uicideboy$ - Antarctica (2016)
23. Tyler, the Creator - Sandwitches (2011)
24. praytell - THEFUK (2022)

fredag den 30. september 2022

Besøg af Webmaster Records. Playliste 29. september 2022

1. Jarlen And The Dreamers - Enlarge Your Mind (2011/2021)
2. The Zagatiles - Tub Hash (2022)
3. Hundebid - Sick Boy Face (2022)
4. Tötenköpf - Purpose And Utopia (1978)
5. The Monoliths - National Anthem (live) (2013)
6. Moëvöt - Faux (2013)
7. Elongated Head - Going All The Way (2022)
8. Rat Of Sodum - He Works In A Morgue (2022)
9. Black Flag - Rat’s Eyes (1984)
10. U-Hygge - Hellere Død End Rød (2019)
11. Kollaa Kestää - Syksy (1979)
12. The Monoliths - Making Of Metalman (2022)
13. Hundebid - Forced To Live (2022)
14. The Zagatiles - WIGOH (2022)
15. Zapp - Brand New Player (1980)
16. Angkor Wrack - Guillotine Motorvej (2015)
17. The Business - Real Enemy (1983)
18. Zeke - Into The Night (2001)
19. The Soft Boys - Human Music (1979)
20. Go-Kart Mozart - White Stilettos In The Sand (2012)
21. Pharoah Sanders - Astral Travelling (1971)


fredag den 23. september 2022

Besøg af Drop. Playliste 22. september 2022

1. Drop - SuperDream (2022)
2. Kraus - Pitch Fucker (2016)
3. Quannic feat. Kmoe - Stick (2022)
4. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Stargarden (2010)
5. Lilien Rosarian - I'm Wide Awake! (2022)
6. Drop - Diablo (fra kommende ep) (2022)
7. Living Ever After - Be Found (2017)
8. Living Ever After - Caughtin (2017)
9. Key-Beaer - Billion-Crowns (demo) (2022)
10. Båd - Oktober (2021)
11. Jakob Folke Ivarsson - Joyous Were They (The Painting Clouds) (2022)
12. Jakob Folke Ivarsson - Sunchaser (For C) (2022)
13. Infant Finches - Over Peculiar (2022)
14. Sewerslvt - Jackie C (2021)
15. Tokyopill - Ethereal (2021)
16. Splitscreen - Glue (fra kommende udgivelse) (2022)
17. Primal Scream - Slip Inside This House (1990)
18. Massive Attack - Dissolved Girl (1998)
19. Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (1966)
20. Collider - Figuring (2022)
21. My Bloody Valentine - In Another Way (2013)

fredag den 16. september 2022

Besøg af Nicklas Weis Damkjær og Peter Hvalkof. Playliste 15. september 2022

1. Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar - Sensimilija (2006)
2. Širom - I Unveil A Peppercorn To See It Vanish (2022)
3. Innov Gnawa - El Ghaba (2021)
4. The Master Musicians Of Joujouka - Khamsa Khamsin (2022)
5.  Don Cherry - Universal Mother (1977)
6. Anteloper - Delfin Rosado (2022)
7. Jeff Parker - Off Om (2021)
8. Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer - Snåcko (2022)
9. OKI - Kai Kai As To (Rippling Lake) (1996)
10. BCUC - Yinde (Short Version) (2016)
11. K. Frimpong - Abrabo (1984)
12. Florence Adooni - Mam Pe'ela Su'ure (2021)
13. Wganda Kenya - Shakalaodé (1976)
14. Bad Bunny - Después De La Playa (2022)
15. IFI - Tu Sabes K Si (2021)
16. Abdullah Miniawy X Hvad - Meanwhile The Survivors Are Shamefully Arriving (2022)
17. NRBQ - Shake, Rattle And Roll (1978)


tirsdag den 13. september 2022

Pilgrimsfærd. 2215 Bryant Ave. Minneapolis.

I forbindelse med, at The Replacements blev gendannet for snart ti år siden, genforeningen varede kun et par år, tegnede en opfindsom herre et kort over de steder man skal besøge i Minneapolis, hvis man vil følge i bandets fodspor. Steder som Twin/Tone Records, Blackberry Way Studios og de spillesteder, hvor ´Mats optrådte er selvfølgelig markeret på kortet. Det samme er 2215 Bryant Ave., hvor Bob og Tommy Stinson voksede op. Huset er kendt fra coverfotoet til `Let It Be´-pladen fra 1984. Det var også her, Paul Westerberg første gang hørte Stinson-brødrene og Chis Mars spille. 2215 Bryant Ave lå nemlig på hans vej hjem fra arbejde, han gemte sig i buskadset udenfor huset og lyttede nysgerrigt til Dog's Breath, som trioen kaldte sig. På det tidspunkt spillede de mestendels coverversioner af Aerosmith, Ted Nugent og Yes. Da Westerberg kom med ændrede de navn til The Replacements, og fortsatte med at øve i kælderen under Stinson-huset.

Huset på 2215 Bryant Ave. har skiftet ejere flere gange siden. Nogle af dem har kendt husets historie, andre ikke. En af dem har fået lavet en glasmosaik ud mod taget, hvor det berømte coverbillede blev taget. Det eneste konkrete bevis på, at ’Mats holdt til der, som er tilbage, er en række telefonnumre, som de skrev på en kælderdør. 

Næste Klub Soja. Trader + Sir Lyric Moon

”Trader dyrker en langsom og eksplosiv indierock og har med deres særprægede lyd skabt begejstring blandt publikum og anmeldere. I kølvandet på debutalbummet “Social Life” fra 2020 udgiver Trader deres andet album “Their Best Work So Far” d. 14. Oktober 2022. Live er Trader sammentømrede, intense og som et musikalsk godstog, der langsomt kører publikum over - i særdeles positiv forstand.

“Their Best Work So Far” sætter en ny tone for Trader, som med dette album afviger fra deres tidligere Slowcore-lyd og giver plads til mere up-tempo beats og riffs.

Albummet blev indspillet i det legendariske Silence Studio i Sverige - en gammel renoveret skole i to etager, skjult i skovene omkring den lille by, Koppom. Det var det perfekte sted for Trader at isolere sig selv og kaste al energi og tid ind i musikken

Sir Lyric Moon er Patrick Kocizewskis (Less Win, Visitor Kane) nyeste musikalske skud på stammen. Hos Sir Lyric Moon dyrkes den traditionelle sangskrivertradition, der trækker på countrygenrens sørgmodige tekstunivers. Den allerførste single vil være ude i begyndelsen af september.

Entré 70 kr.”

fredag den 9. september 2022

Krogen. Playliste 8. september 2022

1. Krogen - Cruiseren (2022)
2. Waylon Jennings - You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand (1978)
3. George Jones - Bartender's Blues (1978)
4. Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes (1973)
5. Townes Van Zandt - Black Crow Blues (1966)
6. Guy Clark - L.A. Freeway (1975)
7. Kris Kristofferson - Whiskey, Whiskey (1979)
8. George Jones - If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will) (1980)
9. Krogen - O.D (2022)
10. Lonesome - Wolfs (fra kommende plade) (2022)
11. Miltown - Respect For Authorities (2021)
12. Honey Port - All Aboard (2021)
13. Bedlam Boys - Hate Tent (2021)
14. Tugboat - We Build A Boat (2017)
15. Morgan Square - Hollywood Camera (2019)
16. Elvis Presley - An American Trilogy (live) (1973)
17. Povl Dissing & Benny Holst - Lille Sommerfugl (1968)
18. Bruce Springsteen - The Promised Land (1978)
19. Krogen - Taber Du Ringen (premix) (2022)


lørdag den 3. september 2022

Slytter. Playliste 1. september 2022

1. Slytter - Bølgemanden (2022)
2. The Frogs - Reelin' And Rockin' #1 (1996)
3. Uran GBG - Straalskadad (2010)
4. Porter Wagoner - The Rubber Room (1971)
5. Prophet Posse - Murder, Robber (1998)
6. Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown (1979)
7. The Weirdos - A Life Of Crime (1977)
8. Francis Bebey - Pygmy Love Song (1982)
9. Elvis Presley - Blue Moon (Take 9/M) (1956)
10. Slytter - Neglene Gror (2022)
11. J. Ludvig III - Dead (2021)
12. Wipers - Over The Edge (1983)
13. Index - Israeli Blues (1967)
14. Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (1976)
15. Slytter - Sket Blevn Sket (2022)
16. Brainbombs - Anal Desire (1996)
17. Flipper - Way Of The World (1982)
18. Slytter - At Leve & Fantasy (2022)

tirsdag den 30. august 2022

Summertime Blues #18 (2022). Playliste 29. august 2022

Årets sidste Summertime Blues. Endelig med noget blues. Radio Bluestime er tilbage på næste mandag.

1. Jessie Mae Hemphill - She-Wolf (1981)     
2. Junior Kimbrough - Sad Days, Lonely Nights (1994)           
3. Lightnin' Hopkins - Bring Me My Shotgun (1960)               
4. Momo Wandel Soumah - Matchowé (1992)                        
5. Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (2018)              
6. Peter Case - Bumble Bee (2021)                   
7. Keith Richards - Goodnight Irene (2015)  
8. Elvis Presley - Beach Boys Blues (1961)     
9. Big Joe Turner And His Blues Kings - Hide & Seek (1955)
10. Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - Gettin' Drunk (1954)                 
11. Blind Boy Fuller - I'm A Rattlesnakin' Daddy (1936)
12. Granpaboy - Take Out Some Insurance (2003)                 
13. Jimmy Reed - The Sun Is Shining (1957)
14. Sidney Bechet - Old Stack O'Lee Blues (1949)                   
15. Povl Dissing - Vinden Tuder (1967)           
16. The Gun Club - Cool Drink Of Water Blues (1981)           
17. Slim Harpo - I've Got Love If You Want It (1957)

fredag den 26. august 2022

Musik Loppen sensommer/efterår 2022 med booker Jasper Japser Jensen. Playliste 25. august 2022

1. Pinch Points - Copper (2022) (25/8)
2. The Plant x Izumisan Ensemble - Shaggs Attack (2021) (26/8)
3. Strand Of Oaks - Moon Landing (2019) (27/8)
4. Girlcrush - Schizo Super Star (2022) (2/9)
5. Shilpa Ray - Manic Pixie Dream Cunt (2022) (7/9)
6. Kassi Valazza - Sad Songs (2019) (8/9)
7. The Cynics - Waste Of Time (1986) (9/9)
8. Soccer Mommy - Unholy Affliction (2022) (10/9)
9. Hiraki - Common Fear (2021) (16/9)
10. Tricot - 暴露 (2021) (30/9)
11. Sam Outlaw - MFFIL (2022) (1/10)
12. Mellemblond - For At Noget Kan Blomstre (2021) (6/10)
13. Come - I Got The Blues (1992) (12/10)
14. John Craigie - Future Tripping (2022) (13/10)
15. Less Win - The Hanging (2020) (22/10)
16. Ibrahim Electric - Hr. & Fru Satan (live) (2016) (28/10)
17. Mykki Blanco ft. Michael Stipe - Family Ties (2022) (1/11)
18. Crack Cloud - Ouster Stew (2022) (9/11)
19. Amyl & The Sniffers - Hertz (2021) (10/11)
20. Sports Team - The Drop (2022) (11/11)


torsdag den 25. august 2022

Gruppe af surrealister. Paris 1933.

Tristan Tzara, Paul Eluard, André Breton, Hans Arp, Salvador Dalí, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, René Crevel og Man Ray. 

onsdag den 24. august 2022

Summertime Blues #17 (2022). Playliste 22. august 2022

Næstsidste Summertime Blues for i år.
1. Alawari - Elegi (2022)
2. Kassi Valazza - Running On Empty (2019)
3. James Yorkston And The Athletes - Sweet Jesus (2002)
4. Olesen-Olesen - Alle Linier Er Optaget (2002)
5. Radio 4 - Eyes Wide Open (2002)
6. Karate - Airport (2002)
7. Niels Skousen - Ikke Flere Tårer (2002)
8. Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free (2002)
9. Lambchop - D. Scott Parsley (2002)
10. Edwyn Collins - The Beatles (2002)
11. Yes Deer - Frikirke (2016)
12. Trader - Friend (2020) 
13. Slytter - Bølgemanden (2022)

fredag den 19. august 2022

Besøg af Knud Odde og Nils Lassen. Playliste 18. august 2022

1. Augustus Pablo - Arabian Rock (1974)
2. Lydsyn - Kat Ser Kat (2021)
3. Knud Odde - På Et Leje Af Roser (2022)
4. BlackieBlueBird - The Morning After (kommende single) (2022)
5. Hildegard Knef - Ostseelied (1966)
6. Henson Cargill - Skip A Rope (1967)
7. Sturgill Simpson - The Promise (2014)
8. Tortoise & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Some Say (I Got Devil) (2006)
9. Staples Jr. Singers - When Do We Get Paid (1975)
10. Tim Buckley - Moulin Rouge (1970)
11. (((S))) - Mama, Do You Think It's Gonna Rain All Day (2022)
12. Rickie Lee Jone - Saturday Afternoons In 1963 (1979)
13. JK & Co - Fly (1968)
14. Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos (1978)
15. R.E.M - Flowers Of Guatemala (1986)
16. Lou Reed - Ride Into The Sun (1971)
17. Mickey Newbury - San Francisco Mabel Joy (1971)
18. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Going Going Gone (1982)
19. Death - Politicians In My Eyes (1975/2009)
20. Sonic's Rendezvous Band - City Slang (1978)
21. Knud Odde - Det Knaldhårde Mørke (2022)

tirsdag den 16. august 2022

Angående ‘Arguing With The Ghost Of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review’

I sidste uges Mod Strømmen-udsendelse lovede jeg at lægge Peter Laughners, fra Cleveland-bandet Rocket From The Tombs og det tidlige Pere Ubu, anmeldese af Lou Reeds 1975-plade, ’Coney Island Baby’, ud her på siden. Grunden var, at vi spillede 'Arguing With The Ghost Of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review' med The Mountain Goats fra albummet ‘Dark In Here’, der kom sidste år.

Titlen på sangen holder dog ikke, hvad den lover, men det gør den bestemt ikke mindre uinteressant. John Darnielle, hovedmand i The Mountain Goats, har i et radiointerview fortalt, at nummeret handler om den bedste tekstforfatter i sin generation, afdøde David Berman fra Silver Jews. Og at, netop Berman, der tænkte hurtigt og klart, ikke ville have haft nogle problemer med at forstå sangtitlen.

Så skarp er jeg ikke. Så jeg genlæste Laughners kritik af ’Coney Island Baby’ for at finde en vej ind til sangen. Den vej, fandt jeg så ikke. Til gengæld fik jeg en anmeldelse, der af mange er blevet karakteriseret som et fadermord. Det skal I ikke snydes for:

“This album made me so morose and depressed when I got the advance copy that I stayed drunk for three days. I didn't go to work. I had a horrible physical fight with my wife over a stupid bottle of 10 mg. Valiums. (She threw an ashtray, a brick, and a five foot candelabra at me, but I got her down and sat on her chest and beat her head on the wooden floor.)

I called up the editor of this magazine (on my bill) and did virtually nothing but cough up phlegm in an alcoholic stupor for three hours, wishing somewhere in the back of my deadened brain that he could give me a clue as to why I should like this record.

I came on to my sister-in-law "C'mon over and gimme head while I'm passed out." I cadged drinks off anyone who would come near me or let me into their apartments. I ended up the whole debacle passing out stone cold after puking and pissing myself at a band rehearsal, had to be kicked awake by my lead singer, was driven home by my long-suffering best friend and force fed by his old lady who could still find it in the boundless reaches of her good heart to smile on my absolutely incorrigible state of dissolution...I willed her all of my wordly goods before dropping six Valiums (and three vitamin B complexes, so I must've figured to wake up, or at least at the autopsy they would say my liver was OK). Well, wake up I did, after sleeping sixteen hours, and guess what was running through my head, along with the visual images of flaming metropolises and sinking ocean liners foaming and exploding in vast whirling vortexes of salt water...

"Watch out for Charlie's girl...

She'll turn ya in...doncha know... 

Ya gotta watch out for Charlie's girl..."

Which is supposed to be the single off Coney Island Baby and therefore may be a big hit if promoted right, 'cause it's at least as catchy as "Saturday Night"...if they can just get four cute teens to impersonate Lou Reed.

Now, when I was younger, the Velvet Underground meant to me what the Stones, Dylan, etc. meant to thousands of other midwestern teen mutants. I was declared exempt from the literary curriculum of my upper class suburban high school simply because I showed the English department a list of books I'd glanced through while obsessively blasting White Light/White Heat on the headphones of my parents' stereo. All my papers were manic droolings about the parallels between Lou Reed's lyrics and whatever academia we were supposed to be analyzing in preparation for our passage into the halls of higher learning. "Sweet Jane" I compared with Alexander Pope, "Some Kinda Love" lined right up with T.S. Eliot's "Hollow Men" I had a rock band and we played all these songs, fueled pharmaceutically by our bassist who worked as a delivery boy for a drugstore and ripped off an entire gallon jar full of Xmas trees and brown & clears. In this way I cleverly avoided all intellectual and creative responsibilities at the cleavage of the decades (I did read all the Delmore Schwartz I could steal from local libraries, because of that oblique reference on the 1st Velvets LP). After all, a person with an electric guitar and access to obscurities like "I saw my head laughing, rolling on the ground" had no need of creative credentials...there was the rail-thin, asthmatic editoress of our school poetry mag, there was the unhappily married English teacher who drove me home and elsewhere in her Corvette...there were others (the girl who began to get menstrual cramps in perfect time to the drums in "Sister Ray"). Who needed the promise of college and career? Lou Reed was my Woody Guthrie, and with enough amphetamine I would be the new Lou Reed!

I left home. I wandered to the wrong coast. (Can you imagine trying to get people in Berkeley, California to listen to Loaded in 1971? Although maybe they all grew up and joined Earthquake...) When Lou's first solo album came out, I drove hundreds of miles to play it for ex-friends sequestered at small exclusive midwest colleges listening to the Dead and Miles Davis. Everyone from my high school band had gone on to sterling careers as psych majors, botanical or law students, or selling and drinking for IBM (Oh yeah except the drummer became a junkie and had a stroke and now he listens to Santana). All the girls I used to wow into bed with drugs and song married guys who were just like their brothers and moved to Florida or Chicago, leaving their copies of Blonde on Blonde and White Light in some closet along with the reams of amphetamine driven poetry I'd forced on them over the years. By the time Metal Machine Music came out, I'd lost all contact. The only thing that saved me from total dissolution over the summer of '75 was hearing Television three nights in a row and seeing The Passenger.

So all those people will probably never pay any attention to Coney Island Baby, and even if they did it wouldn't do much for what's left of their synapses. The damn thing starts out exactly like an Eagles record! And with the exception of "Charlie's Girl" which is mercifully short and to the point, it's a downhill slide. "My Best Friend" is a six year old Velvets outtake which used to sound fun when it was fast and Doug Yule sang lead. Here it dirges along at the same pace as "Lisa Says" but without the sexiness. You could sit and puzzle over the voiceovers on "Kicks" but you won't find much (isn't it cute, the sound of cocaine snorting, and is that an amyl popping in the left speaker?). Your headphones would be better utilized experiencing Patti Smith's brilliant triple-dubbed phantasmagoria on Horses.

Side two starts off with the WORST thing Reed has ever done, this limp drone self-scam where he goes on about being "a gift to the women of this world" (in fact this whole LP reminds me of the junk you hear on the jukeboxes at those two-dollar-a-beer stewardess pickup bars on 1st Ave. above 70th). There's one pick up point, "Oo-ee Baby" with the only good line on the record "your old man was the best B&E man down on the street," but then this Ric Von Schmidt rip-off which doesn't do anything at all.

Finally there's "Coney Island Baby." Just maudlin, dumb, self pity: "Can you believe I wann'd t'play football for th' coach"...Sure, Lou, when I was all uptight about being a fag in high school, I did too. Then it builds slightly, Danny Weiss tossing in a bunch of George Benson licks, into STILL MORE self pity about how it's tough in the city and the glory of Love will see you through. Maybe. Dragged out for six minutes.

Here I sit, sober and perhaps even lucid, on the sort of winter's day that makes you realize a New Year is just around the corner and you've got very little to show for it, but if you are going to get anything done on this planet, you better pick it up with both hands and DO IT YOURSELF. But I got the nerve to say to my old hero, hey Lou, if you really mean that last line of "Coney Island Baby": "You know I'd give the whole thing up for you," then maybe you ought to do just that.”

- Creem Magazine, marts 1976