Two For Tuesdays

gto Today’s band is ADULT.

I like these kooks…

And I especially like the super sexy and dangerously hot photography of band member, NICOLA KUPERUS.

I hear they made some sort of “experimental horror film” called DECAMPMENT that could only be “experienced in person with ADULT. performing the soundtrack live to the film“…which sounds pretty cool if you’re into that kind of stuff. Watch the trailer HERE.

There’s also a 7″ vinyl only release called, THE DECAMPMENT TRILOGY, which is all super limited and shit…curious if there are any left? Then click HERE.

Okay, enough talk…let’s listen to some music…

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I Feel Worse When I’m with You

That’s it for today, boners, C U Next Tuesday!

You Can’t Feed A Baby LPs Part 2

Okay, boners, I don’t have much time so I’m gonna’ make this quick…

Here’s a batch of soundtracks I’ve picked up over the past month:

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I know, I know, you’re pretty sure I have absolutely no filter when it comes to my record purchases…and I have to admit, that might be true…especially when it comes to soundtracks…

So, what do we have here? VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I, 1941, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978), ERASERHEAD, BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY, 9 TO 5, MEATBALLS, BAD GUYS, and ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN!

I’m not going to put up a video for each of them , but I will say the BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY soundtrack has some killer 80s jams on it…like this one:

What? You thought I was give a fuck about my cred and play Love Attack by Konk?

You Can’t Feed A Baby LPs Part 1

Quinn 071409 024 Yeah, yeah, yeah…just because I got me one of them there baby Canacorns doesn’t mean I’m gonna’ stop buying records.

Cut a dad some slack…besides, most of ’em were used AND I hear that, “all babies have an instinctive sense of rhythm and a love of music,” so I’m actually doing the kid a favor…or whatever.

That okay with you, Judgy McJudgerton?

Okay.

Now that that’s out of the way…let’s see some of the LPs I’ve picked up this month…it’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at my record purchases, so instead of jamming up this post with a shit-ton of pics and videos I’ve decided to spread them out over a few posts….

recordsjuly 003 Let’s see…where to start?

I guess we’ll go with the ladies…starting left to right on the top row and then left to right on the bottom row…

Well, hello there, Irene Cara!

Sure, we all loved her as Coco Hernandez in Fame and everyone’s favorite karaoke song to sing is the Moroder/Cara classic, “Flashdance…What A Feeling“…but the secret hit off of this record is the awesome “Breakdance“!

Don’t believe me about the awesomeness that is “Breakdance“?

Peep this shit:

Next up are twin knockouts, Cherie and Marie Currie! These two foxes (see what I did there? Cherie was in the Adrian Lyne film…oh, forget it…) only did this one record together…and despite lukewarm (at best) reviews, I still dig it.

Especially the cover of Russ Ballard‘s “Since You’ve Been Gone“:

Moving on…to the beautiful (and busty) Lynda Carter*! Here she is singing “Toto” on Wonder Woman from her 1978 album, Portrait:

*This link is for the Awesomeness reader whose idea of a “Rock N Roll Fantasy” involve an elaborately costumed Ms. Carter doing a medley of Tina Turner, KISS, and Bette Midler songs accompanied by the Ikettes, fruity KISS impersonators and dancing gorillas…which should be all of you.

So this next one is a little misleading…yes there are some super sultry 80s babes in buckskin/mesh Indian inspired dancewear on the cover…but this is all Bohannon all the time.

I’ve talked about the ass shaking power that is Bohannon before…and the BOHANNON FEVER LP is more of the same…so let’s get on this “Party Trainmothersuckers and get funky in our pants areas:

And the last record for today is STARGARD‘s What You Waitin’ For! Look at that cover…the sheer audaciousness of their Danilo Donatiesque FLASH GORDON inspired outfits was worth the 99 cents I paid for this sucker alone.

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It doesn’t hurt that their funky brand of R&B is pretty fucking awesome as well…but you’re just going to have to take my word for it since YouTube let me down in the video department.

So, that’s the tip of the LP iceberg today, kids. Tune in next time for a whole bunch of soundtracks…

Can 2 Mini Obsessions Share 1 Brain?

The answer to that question, dear readers, is a resounding YES!

The first mini obsession I’m currently afflicted with is THE ROOM.

Enter THE ROOM and leave forever changed!

Enter THE ROOM and leave forever changed!

I promise to go into that one a bit later here at Awesomeness (maybe with some fellow bloggers chiming in as well)…so for now, feel free to check out the website and get a small taste of Tommy Wiseau‘s cinematic triumph!

decThe second mini obsession of mine is the new Decemberists LP, THE HAZARDS OF LOVE.

I wouldn’t have know a Decemberist if one jumped up and bit me on the ass a week ago…but once I heard some cuts from their new album on NPR (let the stoning begin) I was thoroughly intrigued.

As I understood it, this record was some sort of 1970s Pink Floyd inspired concept album created by a 1960s British Folk Rock Dungeon Master that grew up sucking on the literary teats of Lord Byron and Shirley Collins….or whatever…I could be totally off base here…except for the Shirley Collins thing…I read that on the internet.

Anyway…I got around to listening to the record at work and was completely blown the fuck away (which was the same way I felt about THE ROOM, btw)!

From beginning to the tragic end I was slack jawed….but what really sold me was one singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden of MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND.

Seriously, this broad can sing…enough chatter…just listen to this track…I know it’s out of context, this being a concept record and all, but just listen…Shara comes in around 2 minutes into the track:

Wow, huh? Not only is that some great songwriting and riffage, but Shara is the smokin’ hot queso on top of this musical burrito! One reviewer compared her part of the Forest Queen to Tina Turner’s Acid Queen in Tommy.

While I’m sure that’s meant as high praise and I totally get where he’s coming from, I personally think Shara out sings Tina on Hazards…just sayin’.

It took 3 or 4 listens for me to really start paying attention to the lyrics and once I did The Rake’s Song quickly became one of my favorite tracks…peep this:

Now is that not the catchiest song about infanticide you ever did hear? I thought so.

Okay then…I’ve rambled enough…just buy this fucking record already and thank me later….here’s one last track if you’re not already convinced:

You’re welcome.

Pam Grier is Jackie Brown

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jackie1 It’s no secret that one Mr. Canacorn has a couple of loves in his life (other than The Wife and baby Chuy)…

Vinyl and soundtracks! So in celebrating all things Pam this week, I figured we’d talk about the Jackie Brown OST today!

We’ve all been told what a genius Quentin Tarantino is when it comes to picking music for his films…and I really have to agree wholeheartedly.

Sure, sure, I’d love for him to finally hook up with a composer that could whip up an amazing score, but just like Martin Scorsese before him, QT knows how to pick existing songs that can capture the viewers attention and really solidify a scene.

What really impressed me about the Jackie Brown soundtrack was QT’s ballsy choice to use such recognizable songs and still be able to give them a whole new life within the JB universe.

Let’s take a look and a listen to some choice cuts, shall we? Just click on the pic and be transported to wonderful world of YouTube!

Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
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Strawberry Letter 23The Brothers Johnson
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Who Is He (And What Is He to You?)Bill Withers
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Tennessee StudJohnny Cash
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Natural HighBloodstone
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Long Time WomanPam Grier
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Street LifeRandy Crawford
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Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This TimeThe Delfonics
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Midnight ConfessionsThe Grass Roots
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Inside My LoveMinnie Riperton
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The Lions and the CucumberThe Vampire Sound Incorporation
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Monte Carlo NightsElliot Easton’s Tiki Gods
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and even though it’s not a music video, but because I’m thinking about Jackie Brown, I just have to throw this video in here:

Sublime Frequencies

1970's Algerian Proto-Rai Underground

1970's Algerian Proto-Rai Underground

This is the latest LP I’ve purchased from the Sublime Frequencies label. They put out tons of quality world music that will melt your brains…here’s how they describe themselves:

SUBLIME FREQUENCIES is a collective of explorers dedicated to acquiring and exposing obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers via film and video, field recordings, radio and short wave transmissions, international folk and pop music, sound anomalies, and other forms of human and natural expression not documented sufficiently through all channels of academic research, the modern recording industry, media, or corporate foundations. SUBLIME FREQUENCIES is focused on an aesthetic of extra-geography and soulful experience inspired by music and culture, world travel, research, and the pioneering recording labels of the past…

Uh, okay, nerds….could y’all sound any nerdier?

But I guess it’s their adventures in nerdiness that make these records and cds so goddamn awesome. Seriously, it’s like these guys are the Indiana Joneses of the music industry…if it wasn’t for them I would have never even heard of Omar Souleyman never mind own the Highway To Hassake cd…or the truly awesome Radio Thailand: Transmissions from the Tropical Kingdom cd!

Who else is going to bring you an album by a man that sings lyrics whispered to him by a chain smoking poet and a 2 cd set of Thai radio transmissions from 1989-2004?

Oh, um, back to the LP in the picture! 1970’s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground is a collection Rai music from the 70s (in case you didn’t already figure that one out from the title)…and it’s another great album of music I never would have heard if it wasn’t for Sublime Frequencies.

But what in the Hell is Rai music anyway? Well, I really don’t have time to go into a history lesson here so feel free to click THIS and read about Rai music to your heart’s content….which really means, “I dunno.”

But what I do know is this: Any band that looks this fucking good has to make beautiful music.

Groupe El Azhar

Groupe El Azhar

Go to Passion Of The Weiss Blog to hear those bad boys perform “Mazal Nesker Mazal (I’m Still Getting Drunk… Still.)”

99 Rivington Street

pboutique-001 Has it really been 20 years since a teenage Mr. Canacorn went to the mall to buy one of his most cherished records of all time?

I know I’ve been talking about some of my more recent LP purchases the past couple of days, but today is kind of special, so I’m going to spotlight an old record…

Paul’s Boutique by The Beastie Boys and The Dust Brothers (including Matt Dike) just might be my all time favorite record ever made.

pboutique-002 I couldn’t stop listening to this record for a year straight back in 89 and I still revisit it in one form or another to this day.

Lyrically it’s a ton of fun and with over a hundred samples packed into 15 tracks it never bores me. In fact, I just downloaded a commentary track from the Beastie‘s site, just in case I didn’t learn everything I possibly could about PB from Dan Leroy’s 33 1/3 book back in 06.

And really, it’s the only double gatefold record I own…still…to this day. And how cool is that?

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Pretty fucking cool, old man…pretty fucking cool.