Paul Cangelosi Poop 09





(in no particular order)

This POOP is dedicated to Lux Interior. My Hero, my Buddy, my Teacher.




Le Reno Amps Tear it Open   Buy New or Used through amazon
Le Reno Amps – Tear it Open (Drift):
Scottish band that hits the mark on a few genres. There are songs with a rockabilly flavor and even a couple that you can hear a They Might Be Giants thing going on. This is a great disc for when you have company and just can’t decide what to put on. There’s something for everyone.

Wau y Los Arrrghs!!!   But New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic
Wau y Los ARRRGH!!! – ¡¡¡Viven!!! (Slovenly Records):
An amazing disc that Mister Lefsky told me about. I can’t understand a damn thing they are saying. It doesn’t matter because their energy is so infectious and totally crazed! Straight up garage punk at its best. The battle between the Farfisa and the guitar, as well as the lead singer’s snarl , make this a disc that will be in my player for years to come. Now…to get them to leave Spain and head on over to New York.

WOLFMOTHER Cosmic Egg   Buy New or Used through amazon
Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg (DGC):
This is their second release and they continue on with their classic rock format. There are a fewer straight up rockers than before and the disc does lose a lot of its energy towards the end. The vocals really do vary from track to track. There’s some hints of Rob Halford and Robert Plant but also a some “normal” singing as well.

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Metric – Fantasies (Last Gang Records):
This band has been putting out 21st century New Wave for close to ten years. They haven’t disappointed me yet. Emily Haines has the perfect vocals for their sound. There are not as many “great” songs as in previous releases but she still has my attention.

Destroy That Boy! More Girls With Guitars   Buy New or Used through amazon
Destroy That Boy! More Girls With Guitars (Ace Records):
“A riot of bodacious girls with guitars”. If that isn’t going to sell me nothing will. Another Lefsky pick that is an amazingly solid compilation. These chicks from the 60’s really know how to rock out! Great garage bands and some cool psychedelic tracks as well (Ann Margret sings the best psych track on the disc). A companion DVD would have been nice…beehived go-go dancers shakin’ their stuff!




EP



Nightmares for a Week   Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic
Nightmares For A Week – A Flood Tomorrow (Music For End Times):
Local heroes and understandably so. This EP shows the bands diversity of influences and their skills as a band. Great vocals and guitar chops! In a live setting these songs take on so much more power. So, check them out.



LIVE DISC



Squirrel Nut Zippers Lost at Sea   Buy New or Used through amazon
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Lost at Sea:
Live at the Southpaw in Brooklyn. It was an amazing show and I was so psyched to hear they were putting it out on disc. It really highlights the bands horn section which kept the place swingin’ all night long.




REISSUES



Nirvana  Bleach   Buy New or Used through amazon
Nirvana – Bleach (Sub Pop):
Bleach is gritty rocker but it’s the extra live set from early 1990 that makes this worth picking up. The original version of “Verse, Chorus, Verse” (“Sappy”) with it’s tweeked lyrics and and kick ass version of “Spank Thru” are highlights.

Jesus Lizard  Goat   Buy New or Used trhrough amazon   OR   @ eMusic
Jesus Lizard – Goat (Touch and Go):
This is the Lizard at their best.

Pylon Chomp More   Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic
Pylon – Chomp More (DFA Records):
A blast from the past. No great extra tracks but it’s great to finally have “Italian Movie Theme” on disc. Fills in what their comp “HITS” left out.




SHOWS



Girl Trouble 3/13/09 New Frontier, Tacoma:
Three sets covering their entire 25 year career. The first set they recreated their first ever gig at the Battle of the Bands (placed 2nd) which were all covers that included Gun Club, X and the Cramps. The other two sets comprised of a mix of all their garage shakin’ career. Totally
worth the eight hour flight!

Jesus Lizard 11/16/09 Irving Plaza, NYC:
Within the first pounding beat of “Puss” Yow was in, or should I say on, the crowd showing that 50 is the new 20. It was ninety minutes of pure chaos and we all lapped it up happily.

Margaret Cho 9/26/09 Egg, Albany:
I know this isn’t music related but I honestly have not laughed that hard in years. Love trashy tasteless humor!





MOVIES (DVD)



William Castle Film Collection   Buy New or Used through amazon

William Castle Film Collection:
The King of Promotional Gimmicks. This is a collection of eight movies that scare you as much as they make you laugh. I wish I was around in the late 50’s early 60’s to get the real feel of what he did. Classics like “Strait-Jacket”, “Homicidal”, “The Tingler” and “13 Ghosts” are what make this a must have.

Trick r treat   Buy New or Used through amazon
Trick r’ Treat:
The best Halloween themed horror movie since…”Halloween”. There are three short stories that intertwine that you can see unfolding as the movie progresses. You can tell this was made by people who loved “Creepshow”. Plenty of suspense, gore and laughs for all.





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