Eric Fine Poop 2017

Wow – interesting year, huh? No need to go down that rabbit hole, but I can say how depressing the music was this year. Not that I didn’t find a few gems, but those albums that I did enjoy were sadder than the usual stuff I gravitate towards. Sign of the times, anyone?

PoOP 2017 – Call for submissions

To the POmpous and OPinionated: You POOPin this year? If you’re getting one of these for the first time, POOP is our annual exercise in self-importance wherein we compile “Best Of 2017′ lists, to be published in a quaint ol’ print edition as well as online. This year will be our 31st annual exercise in swillification. A refresher about the rules and deadlines is in order: Limit yourself to what would be 2 sides of 8×11 paper. Leave a slight…

Metal album covers re-imagined inna jazz style

“The design experiment was meant to be like a time machine,” he says, “respecting the original art covers’ messages and objective.” Lots more, including side-by-side comparisons: https://www.behance.net/gallery/22172745/Metazz-Metal-Album-Covers-Redesigned (via The Verge) Share

Paul Cangelosi Poop 2013

(in no particular order)     Buy New or Used via Amazon Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Unvarnished (Blackheart Records) I haven’t followed her career much over the years but I picked this up and was psyched to hear her rocking hard with her classic rock riffs. She’s still got “IT”.     Buy New or Used via Amazon Wau Y Los Arrrgh!!!: Todo Roto (Slovenly) This band is about as perfect for my taste in music as you can get. Crazed…

The Internet could not care less about your mediocre band

Dave Allen (Gang of Four) wades in to the Emily White / Dave Lowery fracas with a considered piece defending White. The question of Free Culture’s approach to the current (and past) music industry is yielding some of the most interesting discussions and thinking about the venn diagram of internet, culture and law. The Internet could not care less about your mediocre band. (Dave Allen, North) Share

John Peel’s Record Collection, the first 100 records are up

Yup, It’s pretty damn cool. There’s the great man’s home studio! You can click on various items to find various resources. But the thing most of us will go for first is the record box. When you click the record box you are taken to his record collection. From the blog about the site: After some deliberation we decided that the best way to start the process was to release the details of the first 100 albums, listed alphabetically, from…

LP and CD Sale Memorial Day Weekend – Woodstock / West Saugerties

Zip’s Ziggurat presents another Huge! Insane! Music Yard Sale 10,000s of LPs , CDs, 45s +12”s rock, pop, hip hop, country, dance, world, folk, reggae, soul, alt.rock, jazz, funk, punk, r+b, metal, classical, techno, new wave, house, old-timey, breaks, spoken, 80’s, electro, blues, promos, DVDs (music + features), tons more Insultingly low prices As low as $0.50 (hey, some are even “cheaper than free”) Listen before you buy Free refreshments too! Memorial Day Weekend Saturday + Sunday + Monday 10am…

Steve McQueen: Vinyl Abuser

Recently published photos of Steve McQueen reveal the “King of Cool” to be a vicious vinyl-abusing fan of shag carpeting. Leaving aside the issue of the carpeting, for which he perhaps cannot be blamed, let us dive headlong into the horror. In one particularly gruesome shot (above) McQueen straddles a graveyard of records strewn on the carpet while he looms over his next victim. The experienced music fan will recognize this as a virulent strain of the vinyl-abuser’s sickness; the…

Must read – Charlie Gillett

The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll Charlie Gillett’s master work. As this post goes to press you could get it used from $4.76 Highly recommended. Share

Alex Chilton didn’t *always* sound the same.

We don’t post too many RIPs here, but on trawling the net the other day we came across this oddity from 1996. Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughan and Alan Vega get together for some true spookiness. Hadn’t really occurred to us to post it, but the news of Alex Chilton’s death prompted me to go back to it, It’s a very different sound for him, far removed from the sweet harmonies and jangle we usually associate with him. Share

What if you like a tune but it might be bad for the world (#389 in a series)

Uffie feat. Mr Oizo – MCs Can Kiss Annie Mac played it the other day and the context made it sound good enough to listen to again. On my fifth listen I am still conflicted. Her attitude is great, but the beat isn’t. Her lyrics are stupid/fun but the flow ain’t fine. The hook is sharp but …. Oh I give up. Perhaps this is the natural end product of the “poptimist” critical approach. BTW: Starkey did a remix –…

What Would You Do If I Sang Autotune

Wow. A while back we all commented on the amazingly bad Ringo Starr TV appearance on the Daily Show. Here are the Evolution Control Committee with their version…. BTW, singing out of tune while lip synching to the real tune is very difficult. Thanks to MarkR for the tip Share

Lhasa de Sela RIP

A bit late on this one: She passed Jan 01 of breast cancer. I have been a fan, on and off, since “La Llorona” was released in ’97.  And the latest CD makes my PoOPlist for 2009. Very sad. And she was born in Big Indian, NY Her site: Lhasa de Sela Share