Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Jesus Lizard - Nov. 2009 - Boston

Below is a collection of choice clips of The Jesus Lizard performance on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. Had the extreme pleasure of attending this incredible show, my party arriving just in time for everyone to order some refreshing beverages minutes before The Jesus Lizard throttled the Paradise with the opening salvo "Puss" accompanied by some crowd surfing from David Yow.

Killer McHann
Mouth Breather
Destroy Before Reading
My Own Urine
If You Had Lips
Then Comes Dudley
Blue Shot
7 vs. 8
Monkey Trick
Bloody Mary
Fly On The Wall
Wheelchair Epidemic
Dancing Naked Ladies





7 vs. 8

Monkey Trick


Wheelchair Epidemic



Monday, November 23, 2009

The Point (1971)

With initial viewings on 70s television and the last day of elementary school, 1971's cartoon feature The Point now provides me with colorful nostalgia. Narrated by Ringo Starr (the first televised version had Dustin Hoffman taking this role, while Alan Thicke and others voiced this for subsequent broadcasts) with the lead role of young Oblio voiced by The Brady Bunch's Mike Lookinland. The whole package comes together with the under-rated Harry Nilsson providing the original fable preaching tolerance while also writing and performing the musical numbers.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dinosaur Jr - 1986 - UMASS Amherst

Here's an edited/slightly revised version of a blog I posted on MySpace in March 2009.

Through the years the classic Dinosaur Jr lineup (J. Mascis - guitar, Lou Barlow - bass and Murph - drums) has provided some of my favorite live shows chock full of their unique brand of feedback drenched rock. In Michael Azerrads' book Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991, Lou Barlow states that "We loved speed metal...and we loved wimpy-jangly stuff." This is also a fairly apt description of a big chunk of my preferred music, so it's no surprise they've been a favorite of mine since 1987.

Below is some footage from 1986 when they played a show at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.






Saturday, November 7, 2009

Robert Williams art and interviews

Robert Williams is an incredible artist working a hyper colorful palette of fluid surrealism. I've enjoyed his artwork for years, although I could never afford an original painting the closest I've reached is having a framed print of a January 1987 exhibition at New York City's Psychedelic Solution. He is a contemporary of other mind blowing underground artist's such as R. Crumb, Spain and S. Clay Wilson.

Working in oil painting, comics and other mediums, Robert Williams has published many trade paperbacks of his extensive selections. Titles such as: The Lowbrow Art of Robt. Williams, Tortured Libido, Visual Addiction and Zombie Mystery Paintings are a few of these collections and feature introductions from twisted notables like Lydia Lunch, R. Crumb and Dr. Timothy Leary. His artwork has also graced cd and record covers of multiple musical acts, most notably the original cover to Guns'n Roses Appetite for Destruction or Ludichrist's Powertrip.

Below are two interviews with the man himself, the first from 1987 and the other more recent but of unknown date.

from Impact Video zine #1 - 1987

interview from

Thursday, November 5, 2009

B.B. King – 1968 – Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual tv show

Here's about 20 minutes of vintage blues delivered by
B.B. King on a 1968 television show.

B.B. King - guitar
Sonny Freeman - drums
James Toney - organ
Mose Thomas - trumpet
Lee Gatling - sax

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rich Kids - 1978 UK tv footage

The Rich Kids were formed after Glen Matlock (vocals / bass) parted ways with the Sex Pistols. Frontman Midge Ure (pre-Ultravox) handled lead vocals and guitar, Rusty Egan played drums and Steve New provided additional guitar and vocals. They put out one album, Ghosts Of Princes In Towers (produced by Mick Ronson), and three singles during their brief time together as a band from 1977 to 1978. Their sound owed much to the influence of driving power pop like The Who and to the rapidly burning punk movement.

Rich Kids (TOTP 1978)

Ghosts of Princes in Towers (Revolver 1978)
Introduction by Peter Cook.

12 Miles High (Revolver 1978)
Vocals from Steve New