sometimes i am real slow to come around to certain things – and when i say things i really mean records. i dont think its necessarily a character flaw, some may tend to differ, but me thinks it only deepens my appreciation for that particular recording. that being said, its only been in the past month or so that i have done a complete turn around and now am completely ga ga for the thermals’ the body, the blood and the machine. what a kick in the head and punch in the balls this record is. “here’s your future” is one of the best openers i have heard in long ass while mostly due to the fact that it sets the tone and scope for the rest of the record, perfectly. in my opinion, no greater song has been written about god’s indifference and inevitable mass annihilation of the human race than “i might need you to kill.” i maybe reading into a bit much, but its still a bad ass song.
the fine folks at misra have a couple of recent signings that sound rather cool. the first is a young dude straight outta the uk that goes under the moniker sleeping states. still cant put my finger on who he sounds like but this song “rivers” is pretty low key in a lo-fi kinda way. ed droste of grizzly bear listed “rivers” as one of his favorite songs of the past year on pfork, if that does anything for ya. sleeping states’ there the open spaces is going to be released sometime soon i suppose. you can pre-order it on the misra site.
secondly is three lads out of massachusetts that call themselves mobius band. they have a new record entitled heaven and if i can judge the record by this single its going to be filled with glitchy keyboard pop. which sounds good to me.
im not going to lie and say i have been an ac/dc fan since i was like 12 or something. in fact its more like since i was about 29. my first real encounter with ac/dc was in high school and this kid ryer tried to turn me onto them the way he did with danzig. hey, that first danzig record is still pretty damn good! anyway, i went to a “christian” school, long story, and the majority of the kids believed that ac/dc stood for “against christ, defeat christ.” it was fairly comical. anyone else ever run into that? i have tried to get into throughout the years, but the amount fuckin ass clowns claiming ac/dc as their favorite band somehow kept me from fully enjoying ‘em. yeah, i used to have some strange hangups.
here are the men of ac/dc playing at the hammersmith in 1982
1. hell bells
6. sin city
10. the jack
11. lets get it up