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[ Written by: | 20 Jun 2019 | No Comment | ]

Thanks to a facebook post from Greg Churchill linking to this article The 33 Best Industrial Albums of All Time I was reminded of a few albums that were pretty big for me but had been all but forgotten in the passing of timeTo be honest I have some problems with the definition of industrial used, as most of the album are from the more electronic camp, the second and third generations ignoring albums and artists from the early/defining and way more experimental originators. Saying that all but the post …

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[ Written by: | 24 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

It’s NZ Music Month… and while I do my best these days to ignore that it still has a way of creeping up on me… what with the awesomely nostalgic RIU archive going online (first 100 issues), the publishing of Shayne Carter’s first (of many I hope) book Dead People I Have Known, me purchasing some old gems on discogs (yeah I got the original but who knows where that is in my clutter) cause I couldn’t find the Carl Craig record I wanted (juno sorted me there)… fending off …

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[ Written by: | 26 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

Never gets old

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[ Written by: | 19 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

It’s been a hell of a emotional few days with plenty more to come as we and our wee country grapples with the aftermath of the terrorist action at the two Muslim Mosques in Christchurch. At times like this I often find solace in music, soothing, calming and angry music… something to channel my emotions into and something to sooth the roller coaster of thoughts going through my head.I’ve struggled to find the right song or songs to help here, which is unsurprising given the nature of what’s happened. I’m …

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[ Written by: | 12 Mar 2019 | 2 Comments | ]

I’ve not listened to this enough to pick a fave track… so rather than a song of a week take the album, go on take it… take itThe only thing I was sad about missing at Laneway this year was them.Here’s the sales blurb and album in full – its a beautiful thing and a mesmerising listen!

‘Rare Ravers’ is The Dead C’s umpteenth album of end-of-the-line Kiwi rock, and their 6th LP dished up by Ba Da Bing! following ‘Trouble’ [2016] and a 2013 split side with Rangda.

By now regarded …

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[ Written by: | 7 Mar 2019 | One Comment | ]

I’m a sucker for the Mods, I love their politics, their anger, the humour, their stripped back sound and well pretty much everything about them.I’ve kinda picked the hit here, and why not? I’m still not sure about their latest album, as in what tracks I like the most, for the bargain hunters I’ll slip in a second clip for good measure – this ones growing on me a lot, not shouty but equally bleakI’ve been buying up the catalogue on wax over the past few months cause I can… …

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[ Written by: | 27 Feb 2019 | One Comment | ]

I bought my first Test Dept album in 1986, from Sounds Unlimited Newmarket on a recording buying/booze trip with Cups and Phil, travelling to the big smoke from the tron in Cups red mini… I had no idea what to expect music wise, this was the era before youtube and well anything approaching what we take for granted these daysAll I knew was I’d read about the band once and the review/article made me want to hear this band.Now seventy billion years later they’ve a new single, Landlord …

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[ Written by: | 24 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

More hitters from on form labels Livity Sound and Whities again in 2018. Rekids also released a heap of bangers.
Some highlights from some records I picked up in this playlist:

Favourite YouTube discovery of the year is David Portnoy’s daily Pizza Reviews around NYC and the East Coast. One bite, everybody knows the rules.

These reviews were previously uploaded on the Barstool Sports account. Bill Burrs included:

Stand Up highlight was probably Bert Kreischer Secret Time – tempted to go see him when he comes to Auckland in June.

Favourite podcast is still Your …

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[ Written by: | 6 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

So Jeff’s got a new single – his first for a number of years and as a fan I both liked and listened… and learnt stuff I shall soon forget
Makes a change from Peking Duk I suppose
 
The Fugs are a band formed in New York City in late 1964[1] by the poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Soon afterward, they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders. Kupferberg named the band from a euphemism for fuck used in Norman Mailer‘s novel The Naked and the Dead.
The band is known for its comedic, even …

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[ Written by: | 21 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

I adore Jonathon Bree’s voice…

when he and wife Princess Chelsea do a duo it makes me very happy

 
 
I remember when at Amplifier we all went bananas for this song, good times

I think Lil Chief Records should be hailed in the same way people wank on about Flying Nun… and I’m glad they don’t
 
Obligatory hit