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Rock or Die!: Punk Rock Compilation

October 26, 2013

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I’ve put together this online compilation of my favorite Punk and 80s Hardcore songs.
The thing that inspired me to finally do this was a show I did with my friend Jeff Kipilman on KBOO fairly recently. Many of the songs from this comp. were played on that show but we didnt have the time to play all of them. After the show ran, I collected all the songs and leftovers into this comp. (with lots to spare). These are literally my all-time favorite Punk and Hardcore songs.

I tried, where possible, to make it as obscure and eclectic as possible. I passed on bands or tracks that appear on virtually every Punk comp. or bands that really don’t need any introduction to anyone. I also made it so that almost nothing on it happened after 1984 or so because after that, I can almost count the ‘punk’ bands that I found interesting on one hand. The supposition of the comp. is that Punk happened between the mid-Seventies to the mid-Eighties. The rest was just about selling shoes and soft drinks.
In some instances, I played more than one contiguous track from some records because that’s how I remember them – either played on the radio back-in-the-day or from mix-tapes I either made or got from friends, collectors, etc..
It’s just the way I wanted to do it.

A few caveats about quality: The whole thing originated from mix-tapes I’ve had since the early-mid-eighties, sources on the web in the ensuing decades and from my own collection. Like lots of projects like this, the audio quality varies widely. Some rarer songs were actually sourced from my mix tapes from my collection and I’ve been too busy (or lazy – take your pick) to look for better ones. Please don’t bother whining about audio quality or bitrate. I put a lot of work into preparing this. If you don’t like it, go spend all your money on the Killed By Death series and leave me alone.

Download: Rock or Die! (133 megs)

Comments vs downloads:
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Kill Ugly Radio Episode 02.01.11

February 2, 2011

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Tonight, I played a generous chunk of The Evolution Control Committee’s brand spankin’ new album All Rights Reserved, on heavy orange vinyl. I strongly suggest picking up a copy. It’s available from Seeland Records.
I then proceeded to cruise through a fairly mellow set, with Bill Horist’s lovely album Covalent Lodge, from 2010 and some Sun Ra.
The rest was a blur of insane sounds and children’s records.
Enjoy!

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Download

Playlist:
Lalo Schifrin – What’s Wrong? – THX-1138 OST
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The Evolution Control Committee – Listener License Agreement – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – What Would You Think If I Sang AutoTune – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – Pertaining to the Beat – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – The Shakes – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – Don’t Let The Devil Blow Your Mind – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – Machine Love – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – Pwn Monkey – All Rights Reserved
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Bill Horist – In The House Of The Specious Phylum – Covalent Lodge
Bill Horist – The Breath-Width Isthmus – Covalent Lodge
Bill Horist – Smeared Slate Gales Warped In Oozing Windows – Covalent Lodge
Bill Horist – Glenn / Ganges – Covalent Lodge
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Sun Ra – A Fireside Chat With Lucifer – A Fireside Chat With Lucifer
Brian Routh – Bob and Babs – SoundCloud
Rachel Taylor Brown – Abide With Me – Half Hours With the Lower Creatures Outtakes
Rachel Taylor Brown – Frances Farming – Half Hours With the Lower Creatures Outtakes
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet – Different Trains – Different Trains
Dominique – Sambre Et Meuse – The Singing Nun’s Song
A Holiday In Oregon – Side Two – A Holiday In Oregon 7″
Bran(…)Pos -Ocean Fish – Chriphuis (Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack)
Bran(…)Pos -Pancar Sou – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Rhinostometry – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Wig Petter Spots Mugger – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Szou Malou – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Quistine Chapel – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Falsetto Alarmado – Chriphuis
Marvin Rainwater – You Think That You Got Trouble (Flipside to Gonna Find Me a Bluebird)
Trooper Dick Curtis – Well, Now… – Well, Now…
Agapeland Character Builders – Gentleness 7″
Georgina Liccione Stewart – Shapes in Action
Milton Babbit – Composition for Synthesizer – Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center
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Children’s Starlight Chorus – E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs

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Kill Ugly Radio Episode 01.25.11: Altered State of the Union

January 26, 2011

Mutated, noise generated by Barack Obama, filtered through LFOs, ring modulation and delay. It was the Altered State of the Union.
Plus, some recent vinyl acquisitions.
Noise. Music. More noise (please).

Listen
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Playlist:
Lalo Schifrin – What’s Wrong? – THX-1138 OST
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Barack Obama vs DJ ManRich – Altered State of the Union
Core of the Coalman – Anxiety – Resipiscent Records
Unknown – Sausage, pork, beef, cheese, whole milk, butter, margarine, nuts (Found at Dangerous Minds blog)
Jim Larrance – Pastor Lax – Cut-Up Sound
Wire – A Touching Display – 154
Popol Vuh – Aguirre 2 – Deutsche Elektronische Musik
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Pacific Northwest Bell – Holiday in Oregon 7″
Loach Fillet – Origins of the Two-Headed Spitting Cobra – Electric Pond: Solar Solution Resipiscent Records
Hawaiian Pups – Infinite Roads – Split Second Precision
Hawaiian Pups – Trash – Split Second Precision
Hawaiian Pups – Baby Judy – Split Second Precision
Uncle Ron – Airplane Trip – Adventureland
Alp – Artis – Out and About with Alp - Soleilmoon Records
Forrest McCollough – Flight F.I.N.A.L.
Brian Routh and Patricia Wells – Mashed Potatoes – SoundCloud
How Bacon Is Made
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Ollie Halsall & John Halsey – Bum Love – Miniatures
The Residents – We`re A Happy Family/Bali Ha`i – Miniatures
Roger McGough – The Wreck Of The Hesperus – Miniatures
Morgan Fisher – Green And Pleasant – Miniatures
John Otway – Mine Tonight – Miniatures
Pete Challis & Phil Diplock – My Way – Miniatures
Robert Wyatt – Rangers In The Night – Miniatures
Stinky Winkles – Opus – Miniatures
Mary Longford – Body Language – Miniatures
Andy Newman – Andy The Dentist – Miniatures
David Bedford – Wagner`s Ring In One Minute – Miniatures
Fred Frith – The Entire Works Of Henry Cow – Miniatures
Maggie Nicols – Look Beneath The Surface – Miniatures
Joseph Racaille – Week-End – Miniatures
The Work – With Wings Pressed Back – Miniatures
Neil Innes & Son – Cum On Feel The Noize – Miniatures
Herbert Distel – Toscany In Blue (Last Minute) – Miniatures
Lol Coxhill – An End To The Matter – Miniatures
Ken Ellis – One Minute In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich – Miniatures
Steve Miller – Alice – Miniatures
Norman Lovet – John Peel Sings The Blues Badly – Miniatures
Patrick Portella – Serrons Nous Les Coudes – Miniatures
George Melly – Sounds That Saved My Life (Homage To K.S.) – Miniatures
Robert Fripp – Miniature – Miniatures
Andy Partridge – The History Of Rock`N`Roll – Miniatures
Phantom Captain – Breather – Miniatures
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Children’s Starlight Chorus – E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs

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Echoplex Kitchenette w/Horns

May 16, 2009

Part 1

Part 2(Horn Interlude)

Part 3

From 1984 (or thereabouts) comes Echoplex Kitchenette with Horns.
It features David Harlan on synth and electronics, Andrew Lindsay on voices and keys, Richard Lindsay on noises, electric guitar and kitchen utensils and possibly Paul Wilson on larynx and inspiration.
Recorded live in Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Lindsay’s kitchen and featuring a homemade echoplex unit. With horns.

Download all:
Echoplex Kitchenette (w/Horns)

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An Eraserhead Christmas

December 23, 2008

The post below is over two years old. I am reposting it for two reasons: the download link is still active (it was reupped eons ago!) and I just watched Eraserhead with my 17-year-old son last night.
It’s a Christmas tradition worth sharing.
No kidding.
In the 80’s, when I was a teen, my sister married a guy named Tony who became like a mixture of big brother and best friend to me.
We became inseparable and would often haunt all the video rental stores in a 50 square mile radius for weirder and weirder movies.
I was heavily into reading about movies that – in that pre-internet age – I had little hope of ever seeing. I had read about John Waters, Russ Meyers, Jodorowsky and others for years and craved to see them all. We found that the myriad of video rental stores, almost all of them mom-and-pop owned, usually had one or two weird gem tucked away somewhere. Often the owner would be curious and pick up some movie, despite it being esoteric and weird for hickoid Vancouver Washington.
So, imagine our surprise and delight when we found a video store* that had a copy of Eraserhead. I had been reading about this movie in the excellent book For One Week Only and would exhaustively read and reread the plot synopsis. I was intrigued also by snippets of the soundtrack that I would hear on late night radio shows on KBOO. Eraserhead occupied this holy place of weird movies on my list of must sees. We were so exited, we immediately went home to my Mom and Dad’s and set up two VCRs (kind of unheard of, unless you were a complete movie geek back then) to copy it. Such a sacred document needed to be preserved, didn’t it?
We watched it awestruck. Nothing I had read about it prepared me for it. I was numb for days afterward.
The buzz was infectious, apparently as others in my family wanted to know what the broughhaha was all about. This was Christmas holiday and we ended up showing it to lots of my family on Christmas eve. My Dad, who was used to Tony and I watching strange movies vacated the living room. As long as it wasn’t dirty or really violent or profane, he more or less didn’t care what we watched.
So, it was a surreal Christmas. David Lynch’s bizarre little piece of art became both conversation piece and theme for that particular Christmas. At least that’s how I remember it.

*The store that had it is still open. They still take courageous chances with movies, as well. It’s Video Connections in Hazel Dell, a suburb of Vancouver Washington.

David Lynch and Alan Splet
Eraserhead Soundtrack
I.R.S.

I don’t have to explain any of this to you, do I?
This is one of the few movie soundtracks that stands up well without its visuals. It’s a brilliant piece of Musique Concrete all on it’s own. And this is also the way I first encountered Eraserhead, thanks to a very outre radio show host (Daniel Flessas, Outside World). Lynch wisely chose to simply sample two long samples of the film itself, rather than isolate out any musical elements (largely made up of borrowed Fats Waller organ music). the result is a creepy industrial soap opera, set in some limbo-like hell. the oft-covered In Heaven song was penned by the late, great Peter Ivors, of Vitamin P and New Wave Theatre fame.

In heaven, everything is fine.
(re-upped 11/12/06)

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Friday, October 10th, Laibach Special

October 10, 2008

‘ve been putting the finishing touches on my show, which will go on tomorrow evening, from 9PM to Midnight (Pacific).
It’s my hope that those even fairly familiar with Laibach will find some surprises and new sounds and that those unfamiliar will become illuminated.

I was fortunate enough to not only secure a long enough slot to go into the length and breadth of the Laibach/NSK phenomenon, but was also able to get Laibach founding member and spokesman Ivan Novak on the phone for an interview on the eve of the Portland show. That was exciting for me, as I am a huge fan.
I don’t want to go into too much detail as to what’s going to happen, but I do hope you tune in, if you can.

Blurb below:


A Three Hour Laibach Special
Join us for a three hour marathon of music from Laibach and NSK (Neue Slovenische Kunst).

For over twenty years, Laibach has been twisting insipid pop songs into sinister anthems, turning the art world upside down with menacing imagery and film, utilizing political propaganda systems as readymades in an unrelenting assault on dogmatic beliefs while revealing the ‘hidden reverse’ inherent in Western culture.

We’ll explore the world of Laibach’s music, their cryptic and often purposely contradictory ideology, hear from compatriot Slavoj Žižek, as well as music by side projects 300,000 V.K., Germania and an interview with founding Laibach member and spokesman Ivan Novak, recorded on the eve of their Portland show.

Laibach is currently on tour in the US and their latest album Volk turns anthems from around the world – both ancient and modern – into lovely pop songs.

That’s on KBOO Community Radio at 90.7 FM in Portland, 100.7 FM in
Corvallis & Albany, and 91.9 in The Gorge and streaming worldwide at kboo.fm/listen

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A little early, but…

October 7, 2008

…here’s an old Halloween mix I did in 2006. A little dark and ugly, but there you have it:
Play
Playlist:

1. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Halloween
2. MX-80 Sound – Halloween
3. Matt Clifford – The Return of the Living Dead Theme
4. Karl-Ernst Sasse – Kampf Golem und Floriano
5. Horrific Child – Horreur Indescriptible Et Accumulee
6. Rev. Jim Jones – Last Recordings
7. Laibach – Smrt za Smrt
8. Throbbing Gristle – Hamburger Lady
9. Charles Manson – Tom Snyder Interview
10. Sonic Youth – Death Valley ‘69
11. Skinny Puppy – Worlock
12. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – …And This Is What The Devil Does!
13. The Cramps – I Was a Teenage Werewolf
14. Roky Erikson – Burn the Flames
15. SPK – Agony of the Plasma
16. Goblin – Witch (from Suspira)
17. Angelo Badalamenti – The Black Dog Runs at Night
18. Butthole Surfers – Graveyard
19. Paul Giovanni – Appointment with The Wicker Man

Kill Ugly Samhain Sacrifice.mp3 ( 66.6 minutes, 66 megs)

I’m really hoping I get the chance to spin some discs sometime around Halloween this year.
If I do, I’ll be sure to post it here. If not, I may have to do another mix.

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