Friday, January 27, 2006


Finally something worth mentioning. This new YouTube service is quickly yielding fantastic results. To wit: this washed out clip of PiL in 1980 on American Bandstand doing two cuts from the one album of theirs that actually made good on Lydon's wish to commit a full-on breach of security in rock n roll's ever-evolving state of total lockdown, "SECOND EDITION." It's everything you want out of rock n roll: Lydon using his cred to give his new radical vision a very public platform, running through the traditional audience/performer relationship as if it had never existed, hinting at violence, literally dragging the antsy teenagers onto the stage because who are we kidding? we are just lipsynching, why would you want to sit in your seats and watch that, just come down here and participate in this supremely fucking wobbly dub music.

The audience catches on pretty fast. By the end of "Careering," whether prodded by a producer or not, the audience is screaming for more. And at so many points Lydon looks so eerily like a young and newly electric Bob Dylan, jubilant like a man who has discovered the delights of a nice suit of clothes made just for you, and screw all that slumming bohemian costumery I had so stupidly stuck myself with up til now. Amazing to see such radical music on such a public platform and to see it embraced. So wonderful it is hard not to yearn to have been a teenager at that time, discovering something so fresh.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Just A Little Sex...

M Turner
Radio Show

Mission of Burma- That's When I Reach for My Revolver (live)- the horrible truth...
Steely Dan- Reelin' In The Years- Citizen Dan
AC/DC- Bad Boy Boogie- You Want Blood...
Creedence Clearwater Revival- Up Around The Bend- Cosmo's Factory
Psychedelic Furs- President Gas- Hits
Thin Lizzy- Romeo And The Lonely Girl- Jailbreak
Jens Lekman- Rocky Dennis' Farewell Song- Oh You're So Silent Jens
Human League- Human- Best Of
Coldplay- Speed Of Sound- X & Y
Loose Fur- So Long- S/T
Bread- Hooked On You- Lost Without Your Love
Clint Holmes- Playground In My Mind- (45 single)
Linda Ronstadt- Lose Again- Hasten Down The House
Donald Fagen- Century's End- Bright Lights, Big City Soundtrack
Velvet Underground- Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (early version)- Loaded (Fully Loaded Version)
Red Krayola- (?)- God Bless The...
Lighthouse- Mountain Man- Lighthouse
Husker Du- Eight Miles High- (single 45)
Byrds- Eight Miles High- Best Of
Aerosmith- Sick As A Dog- Rocks
Bob Dylan- Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat (alternate take)- No Direction Home
Marmoset- Pretty Girl (Pity)- Today, It's You
The Saints- (I'm) Stranded- (I'm) Stranded
Jawbreaker- Do You Still Hate Me?- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
Screeching Weasel- Johnny, Are You Queer?- How To Make Enemies...
Black Flag- Rat's Eyes- Slip It In
St. Vitus- Bitter Truth- Mournful Cries
Deep Purple- Flight Of The Rat- In Rock
Cinderella- Nobody's Fool- (single 45)
Angel City- Long Night- Night Attack
Smacks!- Where're The Drugs- Here Lieth...
ZZ Top- Sharp Dressed Man- Eliminator
Nirvana- Oh The Guilt- Sliver
Neil Young- Cortez The Killer- Zuma
Eyes And Arms Of Smoke- Pioneers Of Sleep- Religion Of Broken Bones
Ocean Blue- Mercury (CD Single)
Bonnie Prince Billy- Wolf Among Wolves- Summer In The Southeast
Patti Smith- Kimberly- Horses
Guided By Voices- Wished I Was A Giant- Vampire On Titus
Ennio Morricone- Corsa Sui Tetti- Crimes and Dissonance
Konono No1- Lufuala Ndonga- Congotronics