Do as the sign says. Tera Melos killed. Nicole and I danced. As instructed. (at Musica)
@teramelos in Akron exhibit B
@teramelos in Akron exhibit A. (at Musica)
David Peel and The Lower East Side - “Legalize Marijuana” - 1971
This song this is from, “The American Revolution”, Peel’s strongest effort, in my opinion. I was aware of his song “The Pope Smokes Dope” back in high school, but didn’t luck into this album till 2005 when I bought my first collection. This record blew my mind. This may be the greatest protopunk record ever. With the battle cry opener “The Lower East Side” followed by tracks such as this, “Oink Oink”, “I Want To Get High”, “Girls, Girls, Girls”… the album covers everything a great rock record needs to; getting high, hatred of police, the need to legalize marijuana, and females.
And for Christsake, Peel sounds like Keith Morris!
Ministry - “Same Old Madness” - 1982
In my youth I was fascinated by Ministry and found my favorite albums of their’s were “Twitch” and “The Land of Rape and Honey” but I really liked early Revolting Cocks and all the other weird assed side projects Al did.
Being there wasn’t a lot of internet back in the mid 90’s I did not know that the first Ministry album was really lame. This is pre-first album and while it is really lame, more so aesthetically than anything, I had never heard this or seen the video. I’m glad to have seen it, hence my sharing. Apparently it has finally been released on a reissue of the classic “12 Inch Singles” collection, which I listened to plenty in my youth.
Mike Nesmith “The Wichita Train Whistle Sings” LP. I really love this record. Original catchy pop done in a rockin’ easy listening style. He supposedly made this album as a tax write off rather than paying taxes. Maybe this was a protest record to the IRS for their continued nibbling at his eventual Liquid Paper inheritance from mommy? #LP #Vinyl #Records #MikeNesmith #TheWichitaTrainWhistleSings #TheMonkees #MichaelNesmith #Monkees
The Yardbirds S/T aka “Roger The Engineer” LP. This is the 1983 US version, which I feel is a best of both worlds kind of edition. #LP #Vinyl #Records #TheYardbirds #RogerTheEngineer #Yardbirds
I loved The Three Amigos so much when I was a little kid. This is probably my favorite part, aside from the “My Little Buttercup” scene, but there are more than a few great bits in the film.
Back when I used to do my zine I got a CD to review from a post-hardcore band called Little Neddy Goes To War.
After Ms Pipey left this broham showed up and just started working out with surgical rubber, rings, and a jumping box (not pictured). What a weird pavilion!
I call this one “Androgynous Woman Smoking Pipe”
Before the dog does YOU!
I’ve been seeing the 15 movies that have stayed with you thing floating around here and on Facebook and it got me thinking about 15 movies that have stayed with me, as it were. While this is generally a list of my favorite films, those are generally the ones that “stay with you” and have some impact on you aside from entertaining.
1. Revenge of The Nerds
2. Bedazzled (original 1967 film)
4. Back To The Future
5. Forrest Gump
7. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
10. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
11. Drop Dead Fred
12. High Fidelity
13. Harvey (1950 film)
14. Office Space
15. The Shawshank Redemption
Geez. I’m seeing a pattern of outcasts, manchildren, and loners. With that said, “Sling Blade” would get an honorable mention :)
Moondog playing some killer bass drum. Seriously though, I really enjoy this song a lot. I’ve actually remixed this song in my mind.