Five Songs, 5/21/2018
Five Songs

Five Songs, 5/21/2018

Took a few days off there. I'd apologize, but did anybody notice? If you Five Songs on a blog and nobody is there to hear it...

Anyway, cue the tunes, Amazon!

Melvins, "Laughing With Lucifer At Satan's Sideshow"

We've discussed the Melvins getting dropped from their major label after a stellar run artistically, upon the discovery that the Melvins don't actually sell any records. They found a home on Amphetamine Reptile Records, who apparently encouraged them to do whatever they wanted. So here, we have a little throwaway making fun of their time on their major label. And they called this record Honky. Why not!

The Temptations, "May I Have This Dance"

Yet another super early single from the Temptations. Even if this stuff sounds super old-fashioned at this point, it also still sounds pretty sharp.

Kjeld, "Gjin Ferjouwing"

Black metal from the Netherlands, which I found via a now defunct blog called Metal for Music Majors. I enjoyed reading his takes on things, even if I didn't always understand them. Anyway, this is of black metal, with lots of furious riffing and the usual black metal indicators. Some nice unpredictability to things.

Yo La Tengo, "Nowhere Near"

And let's take it down a dozen notches with this cooldown track off of Painful. The songs where Georgia Hubley sings are always a pleasant break of routine for Yo La Tengo.

Zu, "No Pasa Nada"

I guess we're heading down to the back of the alphabet here. Anyway, always welcome to hear this metal + baritone sax hybrid.

Joshua Buergel
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