Sunday, March 29, 2009

RUHtf: Bloc Party Coachella 2006

It's been a while. Sorry...i'm a working man.

This was easiest:

Waiting for the 7.18

Positive Tension


Blue Light

She's Hearing Voices


This Modern Love

Like Eating Glass

So Here We Are


Sunday, March 15, 2009

RUHtf: Negativland's U2: These guys are from England and who gives a shit??

This was a great controversy stirrer. The new U2 album is out, and there's no denying I'm a fan...but I also love Negativland. The two crossed the most unlikeliest of paths in the following track (both colliding with the most unlikeliest of elements, straight-laced top 40 count-downer (and industry tool) Casey Kasem). Somehow, a bag of tapes containing outtakes of Casey Kasem going on tirades and cursing like a sailor "magically" appeared on reappropriated sound collagists Negativland's door one day. Feeling the need to put these tapes to use, and provide a public service, Negativland took the greatest of these outtakes (featuring tirades and bloopers about U2 and a long distance dedication to a dead dog named Snuggles) and spliced on samples from U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" from it's original recording, and a kazooed version...all in the name of "high art" and stretching the bounds of Fair Use. Lawyers were acquired, cease and desist orders were handed, and record companys (Negativland's SST) and the band itself were financially hit hard. The history of the song is outlined in the book/magazine Fair Use and in the film Sonic Outlaws. Finally, you can purchase the song here.

Meanwhile, listen here:

The a Capella version:

The extended radio edit:

Read Negativland's guerilla interview with Edge, posing as Mondo 2000 reporters getting him to admit even U2 utilized Fair Use on their ZooTV tour.

Friday, March 13, 2009

RuHtf: Twisto Frumpkin demo tape

At the end of the 80's a local group was playing around OC that blended punk and funk in a groovy, booty-shaking way. The following bio is from lead singer Kevin Murray's site:

We were a 3-piece soul/funk/punk outfit. A mélange of Funkadelic, Bad Brains, Fishbone and the Minutemen. If you will. We played around with all of the local bands of the time: fIREHOSE, the Vandals, No Doubt, Sublime, The Shrinky Dinx (later renamed Sugar Ray), the Weirdos, The Dickies and the legendary El Grupo Sexo. You can catch all the sorted details of the break up the next time you watch any episode of Behind the Music.

I haven't been able to find these songs anywhere on the web, including Twisto's MySpace site and Facebook page.

so, without further ado...Clear Cassette Demo:

Miracle Whip

Mis Zapatos


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

RUHtf: long overdue, KROQ Xmas night 2, final bands

I've been delinquent in getting these out, so let me just get it out:

Lenny Kravitz:

Silverchair (cause somebody, somewhere cares):

Second helping of Alanis:

Second helping of Bush: