Sunday, July 15, 2012

POLVO - In Prism (2009)

I can't believe I never posted this. ENJOY!




















Polvo's first studio album since 1997's Shapes, 2009's In Prism is a solid return to mathy form. Although 12 years is a long hiatus, it's hardly noticeable that time has passed, with the exception of a few machinery and personnel updates: trading in their el cheapo '60s Sears guitars for some new gear and swapping out their drummer. Back on Merge after re-forming in 2008 to play All Tomorrow's Parties, the bandmembers (Ash Bowie, Dave Brylawski, Steve Popson, with Cherry Valence drummer Brian Quast) still have their chops intact, and they're intent on using them to create winding guitar and bass riffs and intertwining them with haphazard shifts in tempo. Along with getting mathy and ultra-precise, the band takes the opposite approach and elongates passages, stretching songs into psychedelic space rock territory and surpassing the eight-minute mark on several occasions. As an album, In Prism may not quite live up to the explosiveness of Today's Active Lifestyles -- it's more like the calmer (and produced) Shapes. But even if it's not their best ever, it's a valid comeback that should appease longing fans.

Monday, November 28, 2011

FAITH NO MORE - ANGEL DUST (1992)

My #1 album of all time... -H-



No desciption needed...just listen!


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jesus H. Christ - Residue (1996)


A snatch of a radio jingle, the opening chords to last summers top 40 hit, a couple of bass notes from an album released 20 years ago - JHC mixes them all together to create new works of art.

Noise experimentation, found-sound appropriation, auditory twitches combined with a mix of warped sound teasers and samples, thought provoking and inspirational messages, remixes, reworkings, sound mutations and massive information consumption.

Jesus H. Christ creates music & art from pre-existing sound and media.

1996 - RESIDUE (Cassette)
Side One
- Too Fast For The Devil
- Whatever You Wanna Make Out Of It
- H. Figurine
- Moe
Side Two
- AlternaPlunderPartyMix (46 mins)
* Recorded entirely with a (slightly altered) ghetto-blaster & cd player.

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1999 - RIDE THE LAWSUIT

* Illegal Arts "Metallica vs Napster" Contest entry.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Kids Of Widney High


Once cited as Mike Pattons favorite bands, give it a chance...Once you hear "New Car" and "Insects" you'll be instantly hooked!

The Kids of Widney High is a music group composed of mentally disabled students from the special education J. P. Widney High School in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of several (typically mentally) disabled students on vocals, with the instruments usually being played by non-handicapped teachers and session musicians. The group originally began as a song-writing class in 1988 taught by Michael Monagan, and has evolved since into two groups, one made up of graduates that performs in local clubs and the other a group of current Widney students in the songwriting class.


The group gained a cult following, primarily thanks to their frequent live performances at such "hip" Los Angeles venues like The Knitting Factory and Amoeba Music, as well as smaller veunues like Chain Reaction in Anaheim and The Smell in downtown LA. As a result, the group often plays (seemingly mismatched) at a number of ska and pop punk shows, including a stint on the Vans Warped Tour. The group has also opened for The Melvins and Mr. Bungle, and have been included on several editions of the Kevin and Bean's KROQ Christmas Albums. Such notable musicians as Smokey Robinson, Jackson Browne, Marilyn Manson and Adam Horovitz have all cited themselves as fans of the band. [1]

In 2005, The Kids of Widney High were featured in the The Ringer, a comedy wherein Johnny Knoxville's character pretends to be mentally disabled in order to fix the Special Olympics and gain financially through betting on it. The group is seen performing "Pretty Girls" (which was also written by several members of the group) at a dance, and again towards the end of the film singing a version of the popular 1960s song, "Respect" in which the lyrics have been rewritten so that it becomes an anthem for those with disabilities.

Their songs have been covered by such groups as The Aquabats singing Throw Away the Trash and Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk singing Insects.

1989 - Special Music For Special Kids


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mp3 - 128kbps - rar - 38mb

1999 - Let's Get Busy

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mp3 - 192kbps - rar - 48mb

Official Site (pics, videos, mp3, info, tour dates, etc)
Wikipedia Page



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