Five Songs, 11/21/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 11/21/2021

Albert King, "Crosscut Saw"

A repeat! I think we've actually had it at least twice before. Still smokes, though.

Einstürzende Neubauten, "Good Morning Everybody"

God, the opening of this song is so menacing. This is from Grundstück, the second supporter-only album that they released in 2005, back when crowdfunding was still something pretty far out of the mainstream. They successfully funded and released a series of albums, relying primarily on word of mouth to find folks and doing payments directly. The resulting albums were no compromise, they're full-on Neubauten records and this one in particular is excellent.

Jan Jelinek avec The Exposures, "Introducing"

And, moving to another type of noise, I guess. A nice, pleasant change of pace.

The Kinks, "Yes Sir, No Sir"

Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) is right from the heart of the Kinks' peak, and is a concept record about a guy fleeing the horrors of war. As with most concept albums, I mostly don't pay too much attention to the theme running through it, but it's an elaborate, delightful record anyway, and is incredibly of its time.

Mort Garson, "This Is My Beloved"

This is from a recent re-issue of a pioneering synth record from Mort Garson, and I know basically nothing about this other than a friend DMing me a track from it and me buying it immediately. I could look up details on it, but I'd just be regurgitating what you could search for. It's good!

Revolting Cocks, "Butcher Flower's Woman"

The Revolting Cocks were an industrial supergroup, featuring the boys from Ministry along with a bunch of other assorted folks from the scene. It's all pretty loose and sleazy, an attempt at being funny that is more misses than hits. Mostly, this stuff should have been condensed down to the handful of songs that land, and the rest discarded.

Joshua Buergel
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