Hemorrhage in Dub

Hemorrhage in Dub #5

Back with my semi-irregular spin-off podcast, HEMORRHAGE IN DUB, featuring the most entrancing & brain-frying 70s Jamaican DUB that could possibly be scraped together in sixty dazzling minutes. Buckle up and make sure you’re of sound mind and body before you listen. If you like this, there are 4 others before it available on iTunes and Mixcloud.

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Track listing:

LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY – Leopard Dub
AUGUSTUS “GUSSIE” CLARKE – No, No, No
ROOTS RADICS MEETS SCIENTIST & KING TUBBY – King Tubby’s Moon Dub
KEITH HUDSON – In The Rain Pt. 2
PABLO ALL-STARS – 132 Version
MIKEY DREAD – Freelancer Dub
KING TUBBY – Music Field Dub
PRINCE JAMMY – Chopping Dub
RANDY’S ALL-STARS – Easy Come Dub
SIR COXSON SOUND – Piccadilly Circus Dubb
MORWELL UNLIMITED – Depth Charge
POET & THE ROOTS – Command Counsel Dub
ERROL BROWN – Gold Toot Style
BARRINGTON LEVY & THE ROOTS RADICS – Shine Eye Dub
TWINKLE BROTHERS – Love Dub
ZOOT SIMS & THE AGGROVATORS – Fat Dub

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Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #94

The “Hemorrhage Spring” is blossoming around the world, and that requires a new episode of Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio to soundtrack it. Our 94th features a steaming pile of new material from HONEY RADAR, GOMME, HWY!, TELEPATHIC, PEACERS, WURLD SERIES, PAPPY and RAYS, along with a what-the-hell set of 80s New Zealand underground gems, + stuff from the FLESH EATERS, MAN TEE MANS, PANTHER BURNS, ALEX CHILTON and even MORTY SHANN & THE MORTICIANS. Listen up presently.

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Track listing:

TELEPATHIC – Apartment Complex
HONEY RADAR – Catalogues in the Dust
WURLD SERIES – Serpent’s Egg
PEACERS – Jurgen’s Layout
ELECTRIC MANCHAKOU – She Said
MAN TEE MANS – Crave
NEONATES – Over Fire
MAYFAIR SET – Desert Fun
LIFE IN THE FRIDGE EXISTS – First Death Take
LOOK BLUE GO PURPLE – Safety in Crosswords
THE KIWI ANIMAL – Just How Close
MARIE AND THE ATOM – Isol
PAPPY – Bayside
GOMME – Smelly Star
LEAVING TRAINS – Sleep
LOUD FAST RULES – Your Clock
THE NIXE – You Say
SIN 34 – Left Waiting
RAYS – Gambler
FLESH EATERS – Brain Time
MORTY SHANN & THE MORTICIANS – Red Headed Mama
PANTHER BURNS – She’s the One That’s Got It
ALEX CHILTON – My Rival
TOXIE – Newgate

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Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #93

Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #93 waxes and wanes across sub-underground genres like gauzy psych & glammy noise & gnarly punk & garagey pop. This episode brings new material to the table from SOMESURPRISES (pictured), RAYS, TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT, PRIVATE ARMS, SKIFTANDE ENHETER, MORDECAI, THE WORMS and WURLD SERIES.

You’ll also be thrilled and delighted with ringers from DRY HEART, WHITE FENCE, WORLD OF POOH, CATE LEBON and other favorites who surf the sub-underground swells. Cowabunga, baby – your next hour’s going to be a rager.

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Track listing:

RAYS – Back Downtown
WURLD SERIES – Landslide
CATE LEBON – Find Me
WHITE FENCE – Trouble is Trouble Never Seen
THE MINDERS – Chatty Patty
WORLD OF POOH – Strip Club
THOMAS FUNCTION – Conspiracy of Praise
SOMESURPRISES – Mayor Skipped Town / Srs Dreams
AMATEUR HOUR – Black Belly of the Tarantula
DRY HEART – Meeting by the Moonlight Mill
TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT – Veblen Death Mask
SKIFTANDE ENHETER – Rastlos
MORDECAI – What Is Art
LESA – Til The End of the Day
THE WORMS – Bad Smell (demo)
FERAL BEAT – Canned Heat
MIKA MIKO – With My Ducks
UV-TV – Wasting Away
PRIVATE ARMS – Peculiar Fiction

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Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #92

We’re packed with new material this time around on Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio, including brain-benders from the likes of TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT, SKIFTANDE ENHETER, MORDECAI, UV-TV, CAR, WURLD SERIES, BRAD POT, SARCASM and even the eternal WIRE.

I’ve also pulled a lovely rarity from the new Big Star “Complete Third” 3xCD box set by ALEX & LESA, along with other stupendous & choice cuts from BLOWDRYER, THE MISFITS, MUSIC MACHINE, NUMBERS (pictured), THE YUMMY FUR, EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, GAUNT and many more. Give it your full attention and you shall be rewarded with much to talk about at the water cooler this week.

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Track listing:

SKIFTANDE ENHETER – Jag är så trött på dig
MORDECAI – Seeing In
SARCASM – Miasma
THE YUMMY FUR – Plastic Cowboy
CAR – Moral Decay
BLOWDRYER – Deprogrammed
WIRE – Short Elevated Period
WURLD SERIES – Rip KF
UV-TV – You’re High
SCHOOL DAMAGE – Happy
NUMBERS – Intercom
SISSY – Celebrity Womb
EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS – Dark Water
BRAD POT – Dipped in Batter
MISFITS – Spinal Remains
MOTARDS – Yo Heart Mexico
GAUNT – No Hope
THE SAINTS – Private Affair
TWINKEYZ – Little Joey
ALEX & LESA – I’m So Tired
MUSIC MACHINE – Trouble
SPLIT ENDS – Rich With Nothing
TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT – Authentic Alien Perfume

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Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #91

There’s only so much time one can spend fighting the oppressor, right? So I took the night off and made Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #91, an hour+ podcast of excitable and musically edifying women and men from across the sub-underground and who span the boundaries of time.

Loads of new stuff this time around: LEDA, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, RAYS, BRAD POT, BRAIN DRAIN, SIDA, MARY BELL, SARCASM and even the Hattiesburg hitmakers who flat-out commanded me to listen to them, DUMSPELL (pictured).

I’ve also included many rich rewards from days of yore, from the likes of ALAN LICHT, the STRAPPING FIELDHANDS, THE USERS, HARRY PUSSY and THE IN OUT – and more. Download it, stream it, and play it at least 3-4 more times if you can.

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Track listing:

SIDA – Qu’Est-Ce Qui T’As Pris?
BRAD POT – Your Fault
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS – I’m Not a Loser
MARY BELL – Empty Puppet
SICK THOUGHTS – 18 & Free
DUMSPELL – Cowboy
LES POSTERS – Agree To Disagree
SARCASM – Machine War
LEDA – V
ALAN LICHT – The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
HARRY PUSSY – Youth Problem
THE IN OUT – Club Blackout
THE LYRES – How Do You Know?
NIGHT SHADOW – So Much
BLUE ORCHIDS – The Flood
STRAPPING FIELDHANDS – Kiwis Go Home
RAYS – Made of Shadows
THE USERS – I’m in Love With Today
SOME CHICKEN – New Religion
BRAIN DRAIN – Hands Tied

Music Reviews

The Lyres – “Lucky 7″ 7×7” box set

lucky-7The Lyres were one of my very first intros to “garage rock”, vis-a-vis their college radio hit “Help You Ann” around 1983. I heard them before I’d heard The Sonics, for what it’s worth. Yet I’m not being a deliberately-doubting Thomas when I say that this band always seemed to overindex with Europeans and Bostonians, leaving the rest of us to try and figure out why so many of their “soulful” garage/R&B songs were so goddamn tepid. This new Spanish box set of 45s attempts to help explain, and thankfully comes with a CD of all of the material for easier access to the conundrum.

Jeff Connolly of The Lyres (and howling late 70s rump-rockers DMZ before that) – the famed “Monoman” of yore – has always struck me as one those nutball characters with a definite early peak and a long, loooong stretched-out valley. (Some supporting character witness data can be found here).

I remember seeing him in a Newbury Street record store in Boston around 2000, and it was clear that he was aimlessly yammering to the clerks behind the counter while they barely half-listened, while also being clear that this was most assuredly not a unique event. People have also told me stories of seeing the late 80s/early 90s Lyres live, stories that involved on-stage fistfights, thrown drumstools and much drunken tomfoolery. I didn’t like them enough to pay to see them live. Perhaps I should have, for these antics alone.

Re: these 45s – there are some really good ones. The 1979 Ace of Hearts Sounds Interesting debut “How Do You Know” is still a wonderful monaural masterpiece, steady and raw and quite restrained, but with an unending riff that is far more tightly-wound than any subsequent work. There’s an early live version (that sounds like a demo) recorded only a couple of weeks after they formed in ’79 as well. “Help You Ann” still sounds magnificent, as does “She Pays The Rent”. Some of the more overt Sonics-worship is OK. Most of it, especially as we crawl into the early 1990s and get into “We Sell Soul” and the garage/R&B boogie, is merely adequate, or not even that – but that’s OK; if you’re European, or hail from Boston (and only if you fit this demographic), this could still be the proverbial cat’s pajamas, and perhaps worth the $60+ clams you’ll need to shell out.

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Jon Irabagon, John Hegre & Nils Are Drønen: “Axis” LP/CD

irabagon-axisI’ve been venturing down a free jazz rabbit hole of my own making in recent weeks, which is something I’ve dabbled in occasionally over the past 25+ years but rarely with any regularity nor staying power. Just so happens that this exceptional new platter from Norwegian-American trio Irabagon, Hegre and Drønen arrived precisely when my receptors were most tuned to ingest it, and man, what a melting slab of intoxicating free wailing it is. I’ve given it the once-over several times now, and it reveals more with each playing. It’s feeding a true holy-grail quest for more recorded savagery from these guys on my part, though it’s pretty clear this is their first time recorded in this communal set-up.

We’re talking two tracks, one recorded in Berlin 2013 and the other in Fukuoka, Japan in early 2015. “Berlin” is a master burner that starts out quite slow, mournful and seemingly wholly structured, with true abrasiveness only starting to creep in around the sixth minute. Then, in the eighth minute a switch is flat-out flipped, and it all goes haywire. It’s free, squirting saxophone and rattling, scattered drum, all underpinned by Hegre’s soaring guitar, which sometimes functions as a rumbling near-bass, but more often as a building, tension-coiling backdrop that sounds less like guitar & much more like shimmering electronics.

It’s a pretty dizzying piece, clocking in at just under 18 minutes in full. “Fukuoka” is truly free throughout, but it admittedly takes a while to lift off. It’s cut through with loads of squeaks and plucks and sputtering, maintaining a moderate, minimal tone throughout with Irabagon’s sax bursting out painfully in spots. Ultimately, the thing transitions to an absolutely frantic final few minutes, with Drønen a total wild man on percussion, and the whole thing reeking of madness and amphetamines.

“Axis” is a super-flexible and boiling bit of free jazz skronkery that once again points to Norway as one of our planet’s improvisational ground zeroes. You can learn more about it and take a listen on Rune Grammofone’s site.