Sepultura - Refuse/Resist

I just watched the documentary Global Metal by the guy who made Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

It makes you realize 3rd World metal subject matter ain't so fictional and that for them metal = FREEDOM.


Dump - Erotic City

Best covers album that time has ever known.


Josef K - Sorry for Laughing

God, these guys are so immature.

Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 1

From 1980.

Branca came up with this sound that just expanded outwards like a huge wave into other music and you can hear its many descendants (Daydream Nation, Closer, Disintegration and Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven) if you can make it through without getting completely hypnotized.


Megadeth - Five Magics

Ahhhhh.... So awesome, so funny, and so what; Gave me goosebumps at 15 and still does.

Clams Casino - Natural


The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Still such a beautiful song and an awesome video by Derek Jarman too.


Prince - I Would Die 4 U

Not gonna lie 2 U. This song is insane pop genius. (Ignore Prince looking at you like he wants to fuck U for eternity. Just listen.)


Tito Puente on Sesame Street

If you're ever in a bad mood, I think this will help you 100% of the time:


Iggy Azalea - Treasure Island

Chain and the Gang - Deathbed Confession

R. Stevie Moore - Little Man


R. Stevie Moore is awesome and kind of Ariel Pink's spiritual father and the father of the the home-recording DIY aesthetic and so on and so forth.

I think the best thing ever would be if civilization ended and the human race died out and millenia later an alien race came to earth and the only thing left was this video, and they were like: "WTF WERE THESE PEOPLE ON?"


Sweet Tea - If I Were a Carpenter

Members of the Black Angels and Heartless Bastards doing a great old classic.



Demdike Stare - Bardo Thodol

When you die it's confusion and you lose everything you ever had in this life and wander lost in the darkness of limbo searching for a way out. There is no seeing, no feeling, no touch. You can only hear vaguely. This.

TI-THO - Die Liebe ist ein Abenteuer

Here's a preview of what music will sound like in 3 million years/1981/never.


Vemod - I Iskald Prakt

Something happens to you when you paint your bedroom black.

Weed - DC Hope

This is a total make-out jam.

if youre into it at all

La Peste - Better Off Dead

This is a classic from a legendary Boston punk band circa '78. I used to get creeped out by its vaguely pedophilic undertones (some dude banging a 13 year old and getting busted by her parents) but you've gotta look past that as you listen to this on full blast.

Nine Inch Nails - Sin

This was the first song that came on while I was en route to work this morning. Happy about that.

Ell V Gore - Horn (She Said Hair's In)

I've become a big fan of Toronto music.

Hercules & Love Affair - My House

Confession: I love early 90's house music.

Just kidding.

Actually, I don't know anymore. Here's Hercules & Love Affair's My House. And keep in mind this came out, like, YESTERDAY. And this video was made, like, YESTERDAY. You are not watching Electric Circus in the basement in 1993.

Crazy Gang - Every Sunday

This EPIC track seems to be an elaborate lament about not wanting to be dragged to church on Sunday. Which I can totally relate to.


Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technopolis

Give A Jap a Keyboard And He'll Nuke Your Brains Right Back!

Kavinsky - Nightcall

I can't wait for Drive 2: Drive Harder.


Whale - Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe

Whale - Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe

I'm as surprised as you are that this song still rules after seventeen years.


Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy



Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley at Ed Sullivan in 1955:

Diddley was instructed to perform Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons", but instead launched into his no. 1 hit "Bo Diddley", exposing the American public to rock and roll, a wicked new sound that would soon become a national obsession. According to Diddley's biography Living Legend, Sullivan was furious, telling the young musician, "You are the first black boy to ever double-cross me."
Diddley felt the inflection placed on the word "black" was just as bad as the "n word", and when his manager said, "That's Mr. Sullivan!", Diddley snapped back, "I don't give a shit about Mr. Sullivan, he don't talk to me like that!", and was banned from any future appearances on the show.

Telepathe - So Fine


Urfaust - Outro (full length)

This is heavier than the heaviest....wave after wave. How spooky is that image....(shudder).....


Earth - Divine And Bright

6th song from their compilation "A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction" released in 2010, featuring Kurt Cobain on guest vocals

The Spits - Don't Shoot

The Fucking Champs - Extra Man



Yuck - Get Away

This sounds EXACTLY like what music sounded like in 1994 but it was made by people born in 1994. So it goes.

Amon Amarth - Destroyer of the Universe

What an album cover!



DJ Mehdi - Signtune

RIP DJ MEHDI, Tu es toujours mon frere. 



Death In June - Come Before Christ and Murder Love

Death In June - Come Before Christ And Murder Love (The World That Summer, 1986)


Yacht - Psychic City

Ça jouait cet été dans un rooftop party à Bushwick. Good Times.


The Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia, My Reflection

The Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia, My Reflection (Floodland, 1987)




The Prodigy - Firestarter

Hi Billy! Welcome! I miss you. More than this next number:

Moon Duo - Fallout (Mazes 2011)
Alan Vega - Lonely (Alan Vega 1980)


Cibo Mato - Know Your Chicken

I think this might be one of those things where you had to be there.


Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki

#1 in the US of A in June 1963.

Ravel - Bolero (from Les Uns et Les Autres)

Après une absence prolongée... I have returned. 

(Sorry about that.)

Please set aside 10 minutes for the above video. Watch full screen. Play at maximum volume. Remove all clothing. Light a cigarette.


Megadeth - Wake Up Dead

In honor of Peace Sells....But Who's Buying?'s 25th Anniversary I once again give you the very polarizing Megadeth:


The Soft Pack - Fences

The Soft Pack cover Phoenix. Visuals by Andy Warhol et al. (see if you can spot Dennis Hopper).


David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging

I'm just going to leave this here.


Peaking Lights - All the Sun That Shines

A warm, fuzzy, spacy jam by Peaking Lights from the album 936 which I highly recommend as it is making me feel stoned without the paranoia, cotton mouth and the wondering if I have to pee for 35 minutes.

Chinatown - Bateau de Querelle

Salut Felix!


Santana - Soul Sacrifice (live Woodstock 1969)

Yes, you read right. No, I don't give a shit what you think. This is awesome. They were really high and didn't think they were playing that day. The drummer died not long after this, aged 20. Put yourself in the shoes of the late 60's and imagine how awesome this must have been. Get over yourself, and appreciate this in context.

[Ed's Note: Sheesh!]


Danzig - Her Black Wings


Since we're on the Black theme.... An old classic for teenaged boys who can't figure out how to get laid yet.

Black Lips - New Direction

New Black Lips!


Cults - Go Outside

Does this song's legs hurt? Cuz it's bee runnin' in my mind ALL day.

The sample at the beginning is Jim Jones telling his people it's time to drink the Kool Aid.

Wire - Used To

Lynsey De Paul - Sugar me

Blondie - Rapture

This song was number one on my date of birth.

Salem - Till the World Ends

I swear to God I didn't know what this was a remix of until two seconds ago.

David Bowie - Crystal Japan

Red Fang - Wires

Thank you Gerard for showing me this. Thank you thank you thank you.


The Soft Pack - Extinction

The Soft Pack used to be called The Muslims but they changed their name.

This has got to be one of my top tunes ever.


Radio Futura


Tame Impala - Alter Ego

Ok, I'm late. But just for the fucking intro on this. So badass, The rest of the song whatevs, but the intro, wow.


Laraaji - The Dance #1

This should get you ready for your day! Good for early morning wake-ups requiring good vibes before heading out into the wide wide world.


Darondo - Didn't I

Good question.

OBL Tribute.... RIP.

Me and Gerard compiled this. Him the images, me the music (to his specs). Seriously, it's sad. I mean it.

Konono No. 1 - Congotronics!

It doesn't take much to be happy if you're willing to take junk and rock it like this.


Of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit

To Prynce Testiclese, who did not know the band but sang the song, and to Lord Wednesday, who had a fabulous party last night.


Ducktails - Hamilton Road

Here's a nice little ditty with a heavenly little looped guitar riff. Sounds like a Sitting On the Dock of the Bay for burnouts (maybe not).

Sorry for spamming the blog today.

Crystal Stilts - Departure

If the French know anything it's how to protest in style.

Megadeth - Peace Sells

Why the eighties were scary for an 8 year old and why I got into thrash metal... Yay! Hooray!

Hunx and His Punx - You Don't Like Rock N Roll

Black Lips - Short Fuse

Ty Segall - Girlfriend

Roots Manuva - Dub Styles (Micachu remix)

Woop Woop for our Ninjas.


Grimes - Vanessa

The visuals are from Alphaville. You can watch the official video if you want but it made me feel weird feelings.

Dirty Beaches - Lord Knows Best

Enter The Dubstep - Street Corners

Last Wu track I drop for a while.

Happy Mondays - Lazyitis

Fooookin' Mooondaiys, man! Foookin bloody 'ell, man.

(Featuring Karl Denver.)


Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries

J'aime à imaginer vingt moines dévoués agencer les dés avec concentration pour le prochain frame, même si ça s'est peut-être pas passé comme ça...

Karl Denver - Wimoweh

Karl Denver, Scottish singer who would much later sing with the Happy Mondays (!) had this 1962 hit of which earlier versions would morph into "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens.

I'll let Prynce Testiclese post the Mondays duet.

GZA - Living In The World

I can't stop with the Wu, it's just Tooooo Goood. Forevah.
I'll get back to some more pussy stuff in a bit.

Arab Strap - The First Big Weekend

I had a great weekend, guys. And you all had something to do with that. This Bud's for you.