(zip) MP3 Shuffle #60 (62 mb)
1. Big Business - Hands up (2007)
2. Celtic Frost - Progeny (2006)
3. Disfear - In exodus (2008)
4. Lair of the Minotaur - Metal titans (2010)
5. Poison Idea - Just to get away (1990)
6. Eyehategod - Sister fucker part I (1993)
7. High On Fire - 10,000 years (2000)
8. Josh Homme - France and Margie (2002)
9. Black Sabbath - The wizard (1970)
10. Spiritual Beggars - It's over (2001)
11. Shrinebuilder - Science of anger (2009)
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Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
I'm in such a fucking pissy mood today. Everything since I got up this morning has been unbelievably rubbish.
This almost cheered up, so it might have some effect on you as well. It's more from XFM's The Ricky Gervais Show, with Karl Pilkington using his trademark Monkey News to have a go at Stephen Merchant and his bulbous eyes, making Ricky laughs so hard he can barely breathe.
And as a bonus another example of Stephen ownage by Karl:
(mp3) RSK - Karl pwns Steve
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Well it appears my Mohammed post from yesterday has mysteriously disappeared without warning and without a trace. How about that.
The terrorists have won. Again.
Long live censorship I guess.
(mp3) Deicide - Dead by dawn (live)
Studio version available on S/t (1990)
(mp3) Lacuna Coil - My wings
Available on In A Reverie (1999)
(mp3) Birdflesh - Leprosy on jeopardy
Available on The Farmer's Wrath (2008)
(mp3) Dee Dee Ramone - Negative creep (Nirvana cover)
Available on V/A - Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute To Nirvana (2001)
(mp3) Six Feet Under - America the brutal
Available on Bringer Of Blood (2003)
Friday, April 23, 2010
After all that old stuff on last week's mix, it's refreshing with some newer tracks on this one.
It's just the same old bands I always use, or at least so it seems. It's getting a bit old. I must start introducing my brain to some new stuff.
(zip) MP3 Shuffle #59 (51 mb)
1. Entombed - Chief rebel angel (2001)
2. Bloodbath - Soul evisceration (2004)
3. Dark Funeral - An apprentice of Satan (2000)
4. Kylesa - Running red (2009)
5. At The Drive-In - Cosmonaut (2000)
6. Big Business - Be stiff (2006)
7. Victims - This is the end (2004)
8. Queens of the Stone Age - Sick, sick, sick (2007)
9. The Melvins - The brain center ar Whipples (2002)
10. Baroness - Teiresias (2004)
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Thursday, April 22, 2010
A third of the year has almost passed and it's time to quickly and flippantly run through some of the records I've heard so far in 2010. Most bloggers same this sort of stuff for the six month mark, but that's for pussies.
These ratings reflect my opinion at this precise moment and might change.
Basia Bulat - Heart Of My Own
High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine
Ihsahn - After
She & Him - Volume Two
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
1349 - Demonoir
Darkthrone - Circle The Wagons
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Hooded Menace - Never Cross The Dead
Khoma - A Final Storm
Mondo Cane - S/t
Roky Erickson With Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
Tracy Thorn - Love And Its Opposite
Melissa Auf der Maur - Out Of Our Minds
Brant Bjork- Gods & Goddesses
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Immolation - Majesty And Decay
In Mourning - Monolith
Burzum - Belus
Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave
Lair of the Minotaur - Evil Power
Pure Soundart - S/t
Ov Hell - The Underworld Regime
Soulfly - Omen
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights
Asteroid - II
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat The Devil's Tattoo
Jumpiter - Trucks
And finally, some songs that have nothing to do with any of this:
(mp3) Josh Homme - All the same
Available on The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
(mp3) Andrew W.K. - Ready to die
Available on I Get Wet (2001)
(mp3) Stone Temple Pilots - "Unglued"
Available on Purple (1994)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I've always stated that I have no guilty pleasures. I like what I like and do so without shame.
Clawfinger would be the exception.
They occasionally stumbled over a decent riff seemingly by accident, but on the whole they had little to offer. The songwriting is clunky and the lyrics almost unbelievably bad. With singer Zak Tell growing up in the England, you'd think he'd have a better grasp of the language than your average third grader. He's also possibly the worst rapper in rap metal, which says a lot.
Even the name of the band is fucking stupid.
On later albums Clawfinger have cleaned up their act a bit. While the lyrics are still often cringeworthy, the songs overall are better, the production is thick and punchy. Yes, you could almost say Clawfinger have sounded good on the last two or three albums.
But for some reason I don't care for them much, whereas I cannot stop listening to this their debut album and the 1995 follow-up Use Your Brain. Why do I only dig the bad Clawfinger? What is hidden in the embarrassing display of crap that is their first two albums that I cannot resist? Do I need them to suck to feel better about myself?
I have no idea.
(mp3) Clawfinger - Don't get me wrong
(mp3) Clawfinger - Catch me
(mp3) Clawfinger - Wonderful world (recommended)
Buy it @ Amazon.com
Monday, April 19, 2010
(mp3) Nihill - Vacuum
Available on Grond (2009)
(mp3) Mastodon - Battle at sea
Available on Call Of The Mastodon (2006)
(mp3) In Flames - Graveland
Available on The Jester Race (1995)
(mp3) Master's Hammer - Geniove...
Available on Ritual (1991)
(mp3) Victims - We're fucked
Available on Killer (2008)
I've been spoiling you with classic Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant/Karl Pilkington moments over the last couple of months and I decided to post an entire XFM show for a change, and possibly my favorite show at that. Downloaded from Pilkipedia with the ads and songs edited out to make the two-hour show a nice and tight 53 minutes of pleasure.
Loads of great stuff on here: Karl doing his competition Songs Of Phrase (for which Ricky and Steve give him much grief), Karl editing himself into The Silence Of The Lambs, Ricky and Steve making Karl attempt to break records they've found in The Guinness Book Of Records (one which prompts Steve to run down to McDonalds to buy hamburgers to stuff into Karl's face), Karl doing Monkey News, and the great moment were Karl finally gets sick of all the abuse and fires Steve from his pub quiz team.
Friday, April 16, 2010
The other day I promised a very special and unusually amazing Friday mix. Well here it is, folks.
Just look at it. Look how it shimmers and glows, see how glistens in the sun. Isn't it beautiful?
Isn't it just the thing you need in your life right now?
(zip) MP3 Shuffle #58 (68 mb)
1. Screaming Trees - Halo of ashes (1996)
2. Led Zeppelin - Misty mountain hop (1971)
3. Black Sabbath - A national acrobat (1973)
4. Pentagram - Hurricane (1973)
5. November - Gröna blad (1970)
6. Aerosmith - Round and round (1975)
7. Alice Cooper - Desperado (1971)
8. Stillwater - Fever dog (2000)
9. Thin Lizzy - Roisin dubh (black rose) A rock legend (1979)
10. Spinal Tap - Tonight I'm gonna rock you tonight (1984)
11. AC/DC - Can I sit next you girl (1976)
12. Rush - Need some love (1974)
13. Horisont - Tiggaren (2009)
14. Iron Butterfly - New day (1970)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Hello children, let's talk about Corrosion Of Conformity's best album, In The Arms Of God. Or to be precise: let's talk about drummer Stanton Moore, who on this record replaced the dull and rigid Reed Mullin.
While COC were always a compentent band, they were never anything spectacular in my book. Many a metalhead has had a wank or two to Deliverance and Wiseblood, but most metalheads are morons anyway. They're clueless.
The addition of Stanton Moore to the line-up was exactly what the band needed. Basically, on this album Moore did for COC what Brann Dailor does for Mastodon. Or perhaps what Jean-Paul Gaster does for Clutch: Adding a completely different layer, playing around the beat, adding fills no regular rock or metal drummer would even think of. Sometimes even sounding like he's playing a different song from the rest of the band.
Which of course could be explain by the simple fact that Moore wasn't used to the old tried and true ways of playing metal, and probably didn't care anyway, he just did his thing in his own way. Perhaps at first listen the messed up drumming here could be coming from your usual metal caveman with a sunken forehead playing crazy shit to prove how much crazy shit he can come up with. Nope, it's simply metal drumming filtered through a body that's been mostly rocking New Orleans jazz for twenty odd years.
It actually reminds me a lot Lars Ulrich's work in the 80's, especially on Ride The Lightning, where he kept playing shit that made absolutely no sense. A lot of the times it sounded completely backwards to what any other metal drummer would do. Stuff that shouldn't work but somehow did.
It of course also harkens back to the golden days of proto heavy metal, with people like Bill Ward, Paul Whaley, Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker and John Bonham busting out crazy beats and thundering rolls that any jazz drummer would be proud of.
Unfortunately, Moore was just a session player. If COC knew what was good for 'em, they'd ditch that Patterson dude they got now and force Moore to join full time.
(mp3) COC - Stone breaker
(mp3) COC - Dirty hands empty pockets
(mp3) COC - In the arms of god (recommended!)
Buy it @ Amazon.com
The video for Stone Breaker:
I guess we'll just have to wait and see. But after the Chuck Biscuits debacle, I will not do so much as a simple "R.I.P. Pete Steele" until I see an official statement.
UPDATE 4.15 PM: Yup, it's been confirmed that he is no more. Bummer.
(mp3) Carnivore - Suck my dick
Available on Retaliation (1987)
Monday, April 12, 2010
Karl Pilkington talks about an old woman with a rather unusual medical condition.
By the way, the weekly MP3 Shuffle I got lined up for you this Friday is a right cracker. You won't believe how good it is - it will completely set the standard for all future Friday MP3 Shuffles.
It's a stunner.
(mp3) RSK - The porkchop lady
Originally aired on XFM 104.9 on January 18th 2003.
Stockholms stad Press invitation: LOVE Stockholm 2010 - festivities 6th-19th june
Thursday April 15th at 11.00 am, the City of Stockholm invites you to the City Hall for a press conference to present the event - LOVE Stockholm 2010.
Love Stockholm 2010 is a two-week celebration in conjunction with the Royal Wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Mr. Daniel Westling on June 19th. LOVE Stockholm 2010 is the City of Stockholms way to honor the royal wedding and the Royal couple.
For two weeks Stockholm will celebrate love in an event open to all - stockholmers and visitors alike. During the festivities the city offers an exciting program of activities and performances for all ages, says Mr. Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm.
(mp3) Ebba Grön - Beväpna er
Available on We're Only In It For The Drugs (1978)
(mp3) Breach - Murder kings and killer queens
Available on Kollapse (2001)
(mp3) The Sex Pistols - God save the queen (symphony)
Available on The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1979)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
If you don't download this you're a fool, a silly goose and noob. That oughta secure some downloads, intimidation always works.
Perhaps that's what I've should've done last week, because hardly anybody fucking downloaded that one. What's up with that? Care to explain yourselves, dear readers?
It had Converge, Disfear, Watain, Deathspell Omega, Amon Amarth, Darkthrone, Bloodbath et al. What's not to like? Click here and download it, because I know you haven't. I'm trying to correct your mistake for you, take this one chance while I'm still in a generous mood.
(zip) MP3 Shuffle #57 (46 mb)
1. Black Cobra - Sugar water (2006)
2. Kurt Olvars Rebeller - Framtiden V.G.O.D. (1996)
3. Skitsystem - Stigmata (2006)
4. Lair of the Minotaur - Hunt and devour (2010)
5. Brujeria - La migra (1995)
6. Doom - No religion (1988)
7. Oral - Oh, jord... (1994)
8. Unsane - Can't see (1995)
9. Vermin - Hungerface (1998)
10. Zimmer's Hole - Two headed anal baby (1997)
11. The Accidents - Every beat of my heart (2004)
12. The Business - Spirit of the street (1997)
13. Guttersnipe - U.C.F.S. (1999)
Pay for your music.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
(mp3) Big Fish - Historiemissbruk
Available on Nyårshambo (1994)
(mp3) Zyklon - Worm world
Available on World ov Worms (2001)
(mp3) C. Aarmé - Tu puta mi casa
Studio version available on S/t (2004)
(mp3) Faith No More - Last cup of sorrow (Rammstein mix)
Available on Album of the Year (limited edition, 1997)
(mp3) Misfits - Scream
Available on Famous Monsters (1999)
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
...where they sit down with kotos and bust out Tool's Lateralus.
(mp3) Tool - Lateralus
Available on Lateralus (2001)
Saturday, April 3, 2010
So here it is, the Dave Grohl compilation I mentioned last week. Mad props to Alan F who promised to hook me up with Touch soundtrack so I could complete it, but I managed to find it after all. Thanks anyway, Alan!
Not much to say about this compilation, it sort of speaks for itself. A chronological journey through most of Grohl's musical endeavors so far. Some things are left out (like the Backbeat soundtrack, Cat Power, Freak Baby, Garbage, Mike Watt etc), but what the hell. The essentials are here.
Grohl plays drums on all of these tracks. On some tracks he does other things too, and on a couple he performs every instrument himself. That's as specific as I'm gonna get.
(zip) V/A - The Evolution of Dave Grohl (85 mb)
1. Dain Bramage - The log (1986)
2. Scream - Gods look down (1989)
3. Late! - Throwing needles (1992)
4. Nirvana - Scentless apprentice (1993)
5. Dave Grohl & Louise Post - Touch (1997)
6. Foo Fighters - Enough space (1997)
7. Iommi - Goodbye lament (2000)
8. Queens of the Stone Age - The sky is fallin' (2002)
9. Killing Joke - Asteroid (2003)
10. Probot - Shake your blood (2004)
11. Nine Inch Nails - Getting smaller (2005)
12. Tenacious D - Beelzeboss (The final showdown) (2006)
13. The Prodigy - Run with the wolves (2009)
14. Them Crooked Vultures - No one loves me & neither do I (2009)
15. Slash - Watch this (2010)
Pay for your music.
And here's one last song - a heartwarming tribute to the man himself.
(mp3) Wesley Willis - Dave Grohl
Available on Rock 'N' Roll Will Never Die (1996)
I listened to streams of Ricky Gervais' show on local London radio station XFM over the internet back in the day, and every week he (together with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington) cranked out two hours of nonsense so golden I was a bit sad that I would never hear it again. Or so I thought.
I later found it all in downloadable form on the web of course. Now I'm busy listening to it all over again and it's amazing that it somehow manages to be even funnier than the first time arund.
Here's a snippet where Karl talks about a woman who probably should've stopped breastfeeding her son a long time ago.
(mp3) Ricky, Stephen and Karl - Breastfeeding eight year olds
Originally aired on November 9th 2002.
Friday, April 2, 2010
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(zip) MP3 Shuffle #56 (72 mb)
1. Converge - Concubine (2001)
2. Totalt Jävla Mörker - Ja! (2002)
3. Disfear - Rat race (2003)
4. Bloodbath - Breeding death (live, 2005)
5. Amon Amarth feat. L-G Petrov - Guardians of Asgaard (2008)
6. Watain - The serpent's chalice (2007)
7. Deathspell Omega - Hétoïmasia (2004)
8. Darkthrone - Stylized corpse (2010)
9. Dellamorte - No shit (1996)
10. In Mourning - The Final Solution (Entering the Black Lodge) (2010)
Pay for your music.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Although the ridiculousness of Halloween has caught on even over there in Sweden, Easter has always been our big candy-grubbing holiday.
According to old Swedish folklore, Maundy Thursday was the day when all the witches around the land got on their brooms and flew off to this remote location to get sodomized by Satan for a few days. To celebrate this wonderful phenomenon little boys and girls dress up as witches and go door to door asking for candy.
We're a weird country. I'm sorry.
(mp3) Big Business - Easter romantic
Available on Head For The Shallow (2005)