Reblogged from Hockey Dad Records:
The Bloggers 24 Hits
Hockey Dad Records 24
"I’m bootlegging a collection of some of my favorite early Bloggers songs, all from before jam 75. I didn’t ask the dudes for permission! Don’t tell them! Essential and obnoxious Vancouver lo-fi/noise/indie/outsider jams."
"This is the first digital only Hockey Dad release, something I’ll try to keep doing because that shit is FREEEEEEE. I still have a few copies of the Bloggers self titled CD available if anybody likes physical objects that play music anymore. Jarrett from Geographing/Student Loan may still be working on a release with The Bloggers, but I haven’t heard much about that lately so it may have fallen apart."
"Cover collage by Ryan Dyck. That’s me."
Post-Armistice India, New Zealand, Britain, Spain, Germany, and the USA. Sequel to last year’s cassette-only Novembrance / Revember mix. My Tiger MacBook won’t run any new browsers, and Mediafire won’t cooperate with the old ones I can run, so until I get a new computer the mix is on Sound Cloud.
CORRECTION: NOW AVAILABLE ON MEDIAFIRE
Tall Dwarfs Song of the Silents 1982
The Homosexuals Snapshots of Nairobi 1980
Esplendor Geometrico Moscu Esta Helado 1980
Ana Hausen Professionals 1981
Index Shock Wave 1967
The King Khan Experience Hammer Ich Vermisse Dich 2011
The Cramps Human Fly 1979
Alex Chilton Can’t Seem to Make You Mine 1977
Mission of Burma Red 1981
Daniel Johnston Desperate Man Blues 1983
Ramon Jacinto & the Riots Teenstone ~1962
Freddie Spruell Let’s Go Riding 1935
The Jesus and Mary Chain Happy Place 1988
Removed Missing Person 1981
Devo Gates of Steel 1980
Jay Reatard Searching for You 2007
Wednesday haunt party 1110 … Judgement negative 1109 … Alexandra Park swimming pool 1108 … NaClO air conditioning 1107 … Radio 4 Youth Club slick moods 1106 24% Majority Stephen Harper 1105 … Twee as Fuck cute stuff / April 1104 … Retail hate your job / February 1102
Total Abuse Prison Sweat
Post Present Medium 2011
"Ignoring ambitions to grow as musicians, Total Abuse spend their third LP revelling in the mess they’ve thrown across the room, scolding listeners with a squall of faulty wiring and feedback stripped of hardcore’s please-the-kids sentiment…." My review at FFWD
The stage bulged at the Horseshoe. Smash a guitar and pawn the keyboard, then flip a coin to decide if you’ll keep the sax or an extra guitar. A lot of people had fun during Young Guv, and a disproportionate number were holding instruments. The song-writing exists, but the polished pop rock is inefficient, bleaching away any power pop jags in the bloated ensemble. The saxophone added a droning persistence but the keyboard and three guitars only underscored that Young Guv is as inclusive as Toronto is eager to embrace an unspectacular live set from an artist known for solo singles.
Where I stood, The Men were physically painful to listen to. A Confusion is Sex shirt held the bass against an amp until The Men burst into a set of noise screaming in every direction away from hardcore. There might be parameters to their sound but they’re broad enough to sound hardcore playing a catchy song with vibrato arm-manipulated feedback, then dive into a proto-Birthday Party cover. My ears buzzed all Saturday, but I’ll endure it again in a heartbeat.
Release a couple widely-deemed-acceptable records every year for half a decade and see where you are. Thee Oh Sees find themselves in desperate need of an editor. The guy-girl vocals and delayed whoops don’t sound bad, but they aren’t fresh either. Classic garage riffs and Ramones progressions fucked up and affected are pleasant, but when they sprawl outwards six minutes each and the dance floor is balding in front of you maybe playing fast isn’t enough to be exciting. Adjustments begin with expelling the second drummer.
Thee Oh Sees, The Men, and Young Guv at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, October 21, 2011.
"So, what’s her type?"
"Uh, never mind about her type, just find a regular guy."
King of the Hill Season 1, Episode 5 Luanne’s Saga
After agonizing for weeks, here’s a goth party compiled in a power outage to get you hyper before Jesuswe’en.
1. T. Rex Mambo Sun 1971
2. Beat Happening Pinebox Derby 1992
3. Iceage Broken Bone 2011
4. Le Tigre Slideshow at Free University 1999
5. Kiiiiiii Sweeeeeeetie 2007
6. The Fall There’s a Ghost in My House 1987
7. Gloria Jones Tainted Love 1964
8. GZA feat. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, & RZA 4th Chamber 1995
9. Bauhaus Dark Entries 1980
10. Deux Game & Performance 1983
11. X Adult Books 1981
12. David Bowie Moonage Daydream 1972
13. Misfits Halloween 1981
14. Joy Division Ice Age 1980
15. Rocky Horror Time Warp 1975
16. Sonic Youth Providence 1988
Judgement / negative / September 2011
Alexandra Park / swimming pool / August 2011
NaClO / air conditioning / July 2011
Radio 4 Youth Club / slick moods / June 2011
24% Majority / Stephen Harper / May 2011
Twee as Fuck / cute stuff / April 2011
Retail / hate your job / February 2011