Friday, April 24, 2015

The Psychedelic Sounds of Post Punk - 4/24/15

Despite the completely understandable desire to rebel against 60s counterculture, psychedelic music still had a major effect on post punk and influenced many of your favorite such bands, though perhaps surprisingly, not so much the Psychedelic Furs. Several sub-genres (Paisley Underground, Shoegaze, Madchester) even splintered off  and embraced the psychedelic sounds of old while other factions simply took the ideals of psychedelia and placed them in a post punk context.

And I for one am glad they did because no matter what preconceived notions one may have about psychedelic music, I think it's hard to deny that it makes the world a more magical place. You know what else is magic? The internet. Like the fact that you can just click on this link below and download the whole show:



1.) Mr. Alphabet Says - The Glove
2.) If Only Tonight We Could Sleep - The Cure
3.) The Light - Love and Rockets
4.) You Trip Me Up - Jesus and Mary Chain
5.) Only Shallow - My Bloody Valentine
6.) Thoughtforms - Lush
7.) Athol Brose - Cocteau Twins
8.) I Look Around - Rain Parade
9.) Desert sfdfkd - Thin White Rope
10.) Halloween - The Dream Syndicate
11.) Surfin' Bird - The Cramps
12.) Ring of Fire - Wall of Voodoo
13.) Cheree - Suicide
14.) Lesson One - Alien Sex Fiend
15.) White Rabbit - The Damned
16.) 2000 Light Years From Home - Danse Society
17.) Paint It Black - Echo and the Bunnymen
18.) Sisters - The Church
19.) Satin Doll - The Chills
20.) Summer's Cauldron - XTC
21.) dfjkjdfkd - Dukes of the Stratosphear
22.) Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears For Fears
23.) Elephant Stone -The Stone Roses
24.) dfkdkifdk - The Charlatans UK
25.) Dawn Chorus - Modern English
26.) Social Fools - Devo
27.) Dear Prudence - Siouxsie and the Banshees
***Okay, fine. I will throw in the Psychedelic Furs***
28.)  Sister Europe - Psychedelic Furs

Friday, April 10, 2015

Siouxsie and the Banshees' Album, "Kaleidoscope" - 4/10/15

A turning point for both Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as yours truly. With still very little relative musical experience, the punk scene from which they came long since gone, lacking any established creative road map to follow, and half the band having just quit, Siouxsie Sioux and Steve Severin crafted an album unlike anything ever made before or since.

It is most likely my favorite LP of all time and I decided to dedicate a show entirely to my love for it, chronicling how the band managed to get there and where they went afterwards. I don't know if I did the best job explaining how this music makes me feel but I suppose that is kind of the beauty of Kaleidoscope. It just invokes something within me that goes beyond my ability to express. Think that sounds cheesy? Well just wait until you hear me talk about alien desert planets and you can do that, simply by clicking on this link below:




1.) Bad Shape
2.) Hong Kong Garden
3.) Switch
4.) Poppy Day


5.) Happy House
6.) Tenant
7.) Trophy
8.) Clockface
9.) Lunar Camel
10.) Christine
11.) Desert Kisses
12.) Red Light
13.) Paradise Place
14.) Skin


15.) Arabian Knights
16.) Spellbound
17.) Ornaments of Gold