sup honkeys? hopefully you all had grand thanksgivings and were all good little consumers and did your part to keep the economy alive. i know i did my part. i bought a new 4 gig sandisk thumbdrive, which was normally $70 and i got it for $20 – pretty sweet deal. yep, i am definitely helping keep that economy train chuggin along.
in other news, if you want to check out captains dead radio you can now do so by clicking here. i dont have all that much streaming as of yet, but within the next week i could have as many as 500 tracks available for your listening pleasure.
kevin dubrow is dead, my friends and it only took a scant 20 years for him to catch up with his career. rip
i dont know who h.w. beaverman is, but it sure would be a cool name to put on a license plate. at least the latter part of the name. anyway, the ghost of of h.w. beaverman is elf power’s jimmy hughes’ full length debut under the folklore moniker. i am a pretty good size elf power fan, so when this hit my email box i was pretty excited and luckily the record is pretty fantastic. jimmy’s got a venerable who’s who of awesomeness and athen’s brethern backing him on the record, including andrew rieger (elf power), amy dykes (i am the world trade center), jon croxton (wee turtles), ren mead (masters of the hemisphere and vetran), ian rickert (bugs eat books), heather mcintosh (the instruments and circulatory system) and scott spillane (gerbils and neutral milk hotel). the ghost of h.w. beaverman is great piece of psychedelic pop that reminds me of uncle bob pollard on his best days - also known as having an editor, and a cool mix of all the bands represented by their respective members. its a concept record, but doesnt feel like one at all as each track could stand alone and you wouldnt feel like you were missing some piece of the puzzle – unlike operation:mindcrime i used to freakin love that record. what makes this record even the cooler, is that its free, which is becoming quite the popular model as of late it woud seem. here are a few of my favorites off beaverman…
download the ghost of h.w. beaverman here
folklore site / myspace
for the unitiated, here are some songs by a few of the willing participants on the ghost of h.w. beaverman
i am the world trade center site
all the stories i sold
bugs eat books site
your street is dark
coat of arms (world trade remix)
masters of the hemisphere site
joe pernice is my boy, plain and simple. it all started, what seems like ages ago know, after i read some glowing piece in, i think alternative press – it actually used to be a very cool mag – about the scud mountain boys. after reading said article i ventured to my local shop to try and pick up either pine box or dance the night away only to find out that they didnt have it, nor could they even find any record of its existence. not to be deterred, i went back and got the label’s name just to cover all my bases. wouldnt you fuckin know it? the label didnt exist in my local shop’s database, or whatever stoner setup they were using at the time. i then decided i would hit the city cause they just had to have it. i traveled far and wide, well as far and wide as the el and my two feet would take me from quaker goes deaf, to reckless to dr wax to val halla’s to rolling stone records to rose records. i then triedÂ blindly ordering it a rose records on wabash, and still nothing for a very long time. i had pretty much forgotten about it until that fateful day that i got a call stating that they had found dance the night away. it seriously had been probably 8-10 months since i originally ordered it that they actually got it in for me, but i was grateful. i would have to wait for the double disc reissue to actually hear pine box. since then though, everything joe has done has been golden to these ears, that was until i heard live a little, a record i really cant stand. i’m not going to rag on it though, cause he’s still getting in my musical hall of fame on the first ballot. i will say that there was absolutely no need or reason to remake “grudge fuck.” frankly, that just spoiled an already sour experience. with that said, the rest of his catalogue is stellar. my personal favorites are big tobacco, massachusetts and the world wont end.
btw, apparently there was an 8 track of dance the night away or pine box made at one point. if anyone has one i may be willing to purchase it from ya.
here are the brothers pernice performing at the borderline in london, date unknown.
1. bum leg
2. plane story
3. flaming wreck
4. everyone else is evolving
6. monkey suit
7. shoes and clothes
8. working girls
9. our time has passed
10. breakneck speed
11. the ballad of bjorn borg
12. overcome by happiness
13. number two
14. clear spot
15. wait to stop
16. band intros
17. grudge fuck
buy all your scud mountain boys and pernice brothers related merch directly from them, here (27)