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[ Written by: | 7 Apr 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
Stan Freberg (Modestly) Presents the United States of America, Vol. 1

The first record I ever fell in love with wasn’t a music record, rather it was a comedy album. I would have been about eight or nine when I discovered how to play records and then the album that got me Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Volume One: The Early Years (1961).
I used to sit in our sitting room at our house in Timaru and listen to the album over and over again, it got to the piint where I’d be reciting the dialogue back as well …

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[ Written by: | 19 Feb 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
My Classics: Tyrone Davis

Tyrone Davis – “Can I Change My Mind?”
I got this on a Tyrone Davis box set years back during my free music days. It was the first song off the rank and has been pretty close to my heart ever since.
Tis a beaut lil funk-soul number but it’s the lyrics that get to me every time.  It’s not your average “I love you baby” or even a bluesy “My baby left me” nor even a modern RNB “I fuk heaps of chicks!” lyric. It’s a “man leaves …

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[ Written by: | 17 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]
Tricky “Maxinquaye”

Following on from Websta’s & Benny’s posts about albums that made an impact, I would like to proudly induct Tricky’s debut, “Maxinquaye”, into the Stink-Finger hall of fame.
Tricky threw his darkly warped yet disturbingly sexy collection of songs into the world in 1995, one year after I had escaped high school and moved on to studying audio engineering in an institution filled with tutors who believed that The Beatles would re-form and release new music any day now. They instantly hated me after discovering that my love of “electronic house …

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[ Written by: | 11 Sep 2008 | 8 Comments | ]
A formative mix

While Websta’s update took us all back to the halcyon days of the late 80s my influential LP is somewhat less memory taxing, emerging in 2002. Not only that, it isn’t even an album, nope, it turns out an influential record for me is infact just another mix cd.
I’m not sure what you were up to in 2002 but for me it was an unsettled time both musically and in general. If you cast your mind back you will no doubt recall the ‘funky’ house that seemed to …

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[ Written by: | 2 Sep 2008 | 11 Comments | ]
Paul’s Boutique – Beastie Boys

Heres a new feature from us here at the Finger. We will try to review some of the most important lps, 12’s, ep’s and cassettes of our `Yoof’. Things that were formative in our taste in music, clothing and even haircuts.
I’ll kick it off with this lil beauty from days as a store boy at Jenny Craig’s in Glendene
Paul’s Boutique – Beastie Boys
We all know the modern day Beasties as the Tibet loving, jazz noodling, punk, rap outfit who had it all going in the late 90’s. Not to mention …