Tuesday, April 26, 2011

RIP Poly Styrene

Far too young.

X-ray Spex were one of the best of the early wave of British punk bands and comparatively unique in their use of saxophone as a punk instrument (well before the NY No-Wave scene). Poly was a teenage girl fronting a punk band and writing her own material. Definitely a true role model. She is missed...

Click the link to see a video of their excellent "Oh Bondage Up Yours".

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy ResErection Day!

(Is that less offensive than Happy Zombie Jesus Day?)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Get Yer Ya-Yas Out - 40th anniversary edition

Finally got a good deal on this 40th anniversary edition of the classic Rolling Stones live record. This set contains 3 CDs and a DVD, as well as a beautiful, hard-cover booklet and a card-sized version of the tour poster that these recordings were taken from. One CD is the original LP, of course, one contains a handful of unreleased tunes ("Prodigal Son", "You Go to Move", "Under My Thumb"/"I'm Free" medley and "Satisfaction") and one contains tunes from BB King's & Ike & Tina Turner's sets. Cool stuff all, but it seems like there should be more than this. The DVD contains the same unreleased tunes as the CD - again, seems like there could have been tons more. But, not complaining - great set, great sound, love BB's & I&T's sets and the packaging is excellent. Worth it if you can get it discounted - not quite sure about the full list price of $51.49.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Record Store Day!

We had to make a stop at our local Zia for Record Store Day!
Also got a cool Zia pint mug and t-shirt!