Tag Archives: New York

stranded nay lost in the jungle

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“Lost in the jungle” by la Cucaracha Brass (aka the Latin Chords) is off the Long Live Boogaloo (22 Rare Latin Boogaloos From Spanish Harlem ’63-’72)v/a 2lp (2012-04-17) or cd (2012-05-08) on Secret Stash. Shorty Long’s 1968 version of Stranded in the jungleis off Here Comes… The Complete Motown Stereo Masterson Kent (2012-03), as described earlier. For the Jayhawks’ original version, the Gadabouts’ interpretation and two of the Cadets’ versions of Stranded in the junglesee http://uzine.posterous.com/first-to-be-stranded-in-the-jungle … Hey and did you know that the Jayhaws rerecorded their 1956 classic as the Vibrations in 1961?

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dave tompkins & hip hop


“When Russell Simmons first heard It’s yourson the radio, his mind was blown by T La Rock‘s “40-letter words.” He immediately sought out the song’s producer, Rick Rubinaka “Flip Loogan” … from the incomparable nay mighty Dave Tompkins‘ review of “Def Jam Recordings: the first 25 years of the last great record label” by Bill Adler, Dan Charnas et al. (Rizzoli 2011-10-11, ISBN 9780847833719). Do check Tompkins‘ Pulitzer on steroids Miami bass history too! And more on his 2010 vocoder book via http://uzine.posterous.com/stevie-roger-and-the-vocoder-book !
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7420271/dave-tompkins-t-la-rock-lost-memories-def-jam-first-rapper
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8240657/nat-moore-dolphins-history-miami-bass
http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/8851-big-fun-in-the-big-town/
http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847833719
http://mhpbooks.com/books/how-to-wreck-a-nice-beach/
http://howtowreckanicebeach.com/


rip mca

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IM Adam Yauch at 47… (Not 48. Lots of obituaries worldwide … We all know the story. Tx 4 pic A!)
http://gawker.com/5907763/rip-nathanial-hornblower-mcas-hilarious-response-to-a-bad-new-york-times-review
http://www.okayplayer.com/news/mca-what-does-it-mean-by-questlove.html
http://uzine.posterous.com/danger-ennio-diabolik-morricone
http://snaporaz.posterous.com/danger-diabolik

1978-06-16 suicide boo’d off stage in brussels’ ab

Alan Vega rules, Martin Rev rules. Today everyone acknowledges how unique and important the Suicide duo were. But they used to be a lot more controversial, see for instance how Suicide were boo’d off stage at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels (Belgium) on 1978-06-16, opening for a hostile crowd that had come to see Elvis Costello and clearly wasn’t ready to take in Rev & Vega‘s pioneering sound
http://www.blastfirstpetite.com/suicide.html
http://www.discogs.com/Suicide-Suicide/release/627068
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_Minutes_Over_Brussels
http://www.fromthearchives.com/av_mr/chronology.html
http://fillip.ca/content/riot-show-some-notes-on-the-archive
http://www.rocksbackpages.com/article.html?ArticleID=6508
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/suicide/1978/ancienne-belgique-brussels-belgium-73d1d2f1.html
http://altmusic.about.com/od/historyofaltindiemusic/a/Suicides-23-Minutes-Over-Brussels.htm
http://markusvanniemendael.skynetblogs.be/archive/2005/09/15/klassieker-suicide-23-minutes-over-brussels-suicide-1977.html

ike yard

Yankee act on Factory, halfway between Throbbing Gristle and Be Music … For an introduction, check the 1980-82 Collectedcd on Acute (ACT008, 2006) which features quite a bit of unreleased work from 1981-1982.
http://freemusicarchive.org/curator/WFMU/blog/New_York_Noise_legends_Ike_Yard_return
http://www.ithacatimesartsblog.com/interview-with-gregg-gillis-of-girl-talk/stuart-argabright-of-ike-yard-talks-to-popcorn-youth/
http://blog.bleep.com/2010/10/21/bleep-interviews-stuart-argabright-ike-yard/
http://everythingischemical.blogspot.com/2011/01/eics10qs-wike-yard.html
http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/ike-yard/1980-82-collected.htm
http://desire-records.blogspot.com/2010/07/ike-yard-nord.html
http://www.factmag.com/2010/10/12/ike-yard-return-with-nord/
http://www.phisteria.com/phi020.html
http://cerysmaticfactory.info/ike_yard.html
http://myspace.com/ikeyard

robin crutchfield’s dark day

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Robin Crutchfield’s Dark Day! Reprinted via Dark Entries
http://www.robincrutchfield.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Crutchfield
http://nowave.pair.com/no_wave/darkday.html
http://burningflameblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/robin-crutchfield.html
http://ripitupfootnotes.blogspot.com/2008/11/footnotes-5-chapter-4-contort-yourself.html
http://totallywiredbysimonreynolds.blogspot.com/2009/04/interview-with-robin-crutchfield-of-dna.html

a man and a machine

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Wonderful tracks off my fave comp of the year: the A Man & A Machine IIIv/a 2cd (le Son du Maquis cat no. 214, rel. 2011-09-08). I could have picked any track, really, as the third volume is the best yet in the series. (Apparently it’s won a Qwartz award for best electronics compilations. Don’t think Qwartz or Maquis will win prizes for keeping their sites up to date, though.) Highlights:

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