Monday, August 17, 2009


I seen so many references to this band. I like their records. Loveless blew my mind when i was 19 like maybe SF sarrow did to some high bloke in 69. I've always equated MBV much closer to a punk band than some kinda wimpy breathy girl gasps (like I see them lumped in with so often). Perhaps save that for Sonic Youth. Kevin Shields once told me about the band rising out of the squats and stealing bootlegs back from record stores. Crass Pins. Working class english punks taking it as far as they could. As is the case with lot of great bands, white critics and white "indy" kids stand around holding the painting upside down and backwards..I guess it comes down to POV.

These two have more in common than most anything I've tried to hear ape MBV..Lilys included and I like that shit too. But now that they are back everyone can stop it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Annihilate this week!

I took a couple days out this week to help some friends of Annie record their first single. The Tuff Cookies. It was flashback weekend. I had to pull out my damned record and my only ones too. All my favorite punk records we recorded by rock n roll engineers so thats how we did this. When punk produces punk you get shit like the transplants.. no bueno.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I'm Losing you...

i'm not really sure if this is posthumous or not but it basically a throwaway track. Kinda too BBKingy for my taste. The thing is, John's throwaway still slaughters most anything that any band is doing right now. These days, unashamed rock n roll has to be making fun of itself or ironic. People want their bands to be the guy next door instead of the guy from the next galaxy.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

This one is for my old man. You'll be better soon, we all love you.