Monday, December 29, 2008
Yaz - Goodbye Seventies (1982)
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
"Game Above My Head").
also mentioned here in August:
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Dance to ZE Beat New Year's Eve: Sal P (DFA/Liquid Liquid), dj Spun (Rong), Nate B (Tussle), Conor (Red Dot)
NYE w/ Sal P (DFA/Liquid Liquid), Nate B (Tussle) & Tristes Tropiques. Early warmup sets from Spun (Rong) & Conor (Red Dot)
Sal P (Liquid Liquid/DFA/99)
Nate B (Tussle)
Special early sets to warm things up (9-11pm):
DJ Spun (Rong)
Conor (Red Dot)
host: Tristes Tropiques (Radio Rhythm)
Edinburgh Castle Pub
950 Geary St, San Francisco
9 pm – 2 am
$10/$12 after 11pm
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
A surprising post from a great map blog, that sometimes mentions real and imaginary maps found in album art:
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
More info if you speak Deutsch:
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
0:00 - 0:24
Drums plus Doobie gee-tarin' it up:
3:30 - 4:35
From their first album in 1972.
Significant not only for the amazing break but because in 1991 my grandmother won a cd player and a cd. They were both given to me and that cd was the 1991 release of the Doobie's "Brotherhood" (no relation to New Order). My very first compact disc, this was truly a very painful introduction to the digial era.
Random video of a Tijuana graveyard set to the music:
Rides the whole Terminator zeitgeist bandwagon as seen in the beginning of the video.
The video is beyond words. Sexy if you are 12 years old. If not, ridiculous. Mildly nauseating and entirely inexcusable Idol crotch rub. The good parts were looped by the Glimmers a few years ago in a mix.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Post-PiL, post-Can, dubby disco delight! Excellent blend of percussive layers, dub synths, spacey vocal samples, & jah-min' bassline.
According to Youtube "This song became a cult classic in Los Angeles due to heavy radio airplay in the early 80's." Hmmmmm...ok...also a dance floor killa in the early 80s from all the finest djs!
Also, some quick internet searching revealed that this was also discovered by Mike Simonetti a few years ago:
Re-released July 2007 by Electropolis Records as a Peter Black re-edit.
Also included on a Glimmers mix cd from November 2004.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Proto-mutant self reflexive ultra rare but recently repressed jammin' disco track. Get it quick!
"The most valuable and rarest Italo Disco 7" of all time gets a timely reissue on DJ friendly 12" vinyl for all the Disco Beardo's out there. This original of this is going for silly money - £300 plus - but what you have here is a remastered, cleaned up version of this quirky funk disco nugget that sounds as dope today as when it was released back in France in 1978. Limited to 500 copies. Pick this up while you can."
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
THURSDAY OCTOBER 23RD 10PM $5 KNOCKOUT SF
DEBUT LIVE PERFORMANCES with...
RIPPED UP (2/3 MI AMI + STEVE SUMMERS)
SUITE (DION of LATE YOUNG)
add SUITE as a friend!
COSMIC DJ SETS by
& TRISTES TROPIQUES
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
"Out Come ZE Freaks", SAT 11/1/08, Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary, SF. $3. Co-presented with West Add Radio (93.7)
COLE PALME (Factrix)
(image from "We're Desperate")
Goutroy (A Viable Commercial)
Josh Cheon (Honey Soundsystem/West Add Radio)
host: Tristes Tropiques
Halloween post punk and mutant disco dance party, screening classic art damaged no wave film "Liquid Sky". Special guest DJ appearance Cole Palme, of one of the major post punk/experimental/industrial SF bands Factrix, who alongside with Tuxedomoon and co-collaborator Monte Cazazza (who also collaborated with Throbbing Gristle) defined the SF post punk sound of the late 70s and early 80s.
Plenty of mutant disco from ZE Records, minimal european synth & cold wave, & post punk.
FACTRIX INFO (Julian Cope article):
"Alongside such artists as Monte Cazazza and Boyd Rice, the aforementioned were responsible for creating unearthly and unexpectedly vampiric blends of A Certain Ratio’s “All Night Party” 45, Throbbing Gristle’s ‘Slugbait’, Cabaret Voltaire’s canon of Krautdub, the Detroit rock-through-an-ERASERHEAD filter of Chrome, the NO NEW YORK Do-Nuthing distorto-epic that was Mars circa “Hairwaves”, the micro-orbiting dirges of 1977/78 Pere Ubu’s “My Dark Ages”/“Chinese Radiation”/”Laughing”, etc. If the EDWARD SCISSORHANDS soundtrack had been supplied by Hollywood musos using Factrix’s SCHEINTOT LP as their blueprint, it would have created a perfect snapshot of the hairbrushed post-punk twilight zone that was the 70s/80s gateway."
big write-up from Aquarius Records:
"Factrix just happen to be AQ faves Wolf Eyes favorite band, so much so that not only do they try to sound like them, but to this day they continue to send their industrial-doom heroes letters of gratitude and worship! … In their short lifespan from 1978 - 1982, Factrix developed a language that clearly rivaled that of their European comrades; but in many ways, Factrix owed their sound to their San Francisco roots, as they inverted the paisley pretenses of psychedelia into a grim seance of sound in which free love became sexual taboos, universal peace became soul-crushing dread, and transcendence became morbidity. This inversion of psychedelia used many of the same tools of Haight-Ashbury in composing through non-structured improvisations as well as through a steady diet of psilocybin mushrooms; but the sound came out all wrong. Factrix devolved '70s pop banalities into dissonant slabs of noise with squiggling guitar feedback and all-encompassing dirges from over-distorted basslines, with a continuous, tinny pulse from an abused drum machine. "
Look and Listen:
Factrix - Night to Forget
Factrix - Theme From Now
Factrix - Center of the Doll
Factrix - Subterfuge
Sounds like: lite lady vocal chorus, battling verse vocals, warm funky bass, some dude rapping midway in, & conga drums. Executive Producer - Salvatore Annunziata. Zanza Records.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
Trancy, electro flavored italo groove! Used as theme music in the films: Warriors, Escape From N.Y., Assault On Precinct 13. Zanza Records, 1983.
Arranged By, Performer [All Instruments] - Roberto Rossi
Artwork By [Cover & Design] - Julius
Executive Producer - Salvatore Annunziata
Mixed By - Francesco Vaccari
Photography - L'Imago
Producer, Other [Quality Control], Other [Starting Idea] - Gigi Maini