Friday, March 31, 2006

Take the Night by the Hands, Set It On Fire

I got this in my Inbox awhile back, but havn't had the time to really listen until now. The following is an acoustic album from Pete Doherty(Baby Shambles, The Libertines) sometimes known as Kate Moss's cocaine-hoarding former boyfriend. Since he's fresh off his recent drug trial complete with his usual wacky antics, here's what he should be famous for. Very bare-bones and very intriguing.

Track List:
1. My Darling Clementine
2. Back From The Dead
3. Lady Don't Fall Backwards / Bollywood to Battersea
4. The Whole World Is Our Playground
5. Hooray For The 21st Century
6. Curtain Call
7. There Is A Light / 32nd Of December
8. Conversation Diva
9. Never Never
10. East Of Eden
11. My Darling Clementine
12. There She Goes (A. L. H.)
13. Can't Stand Me Now
14. Ha Ha Wall
15. The Ballad Of Grimaldi
16. Stix And Stones

Shaking and Withdrawn Megamix

P.S. In a few days, I am getting the fantastic new album from Morrissey, Ringleader of the Tormentors. I suggest you do the same.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Initiating Shut Down Sequence...

Welcome to the story of The Mars Volta's De-Loused in the Comatorium. This is one of those albums it's impossible to categorize, so listen for yourself. A love letter to late musician Julio Venegas (who committed suicide by jumping onto an Interstate from an overpass in El Paso back in '96), who is the influence for the character "Cerpin Taxt" who tries to commit suicide by overdosing on morphine. Fantastic vocals, epic lengthy songs, Flea from the Chili Peppers playing on 9 of the 10 tracks (though you would never tell) and some of my favourite album designs ever are all reasons to get this album. Highlights include This Apparatus must be Unearthed, Inertiatic Esp and Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of).

The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
Track List:
1. Son et Lumiere
2. Inertiatic Esp
3. Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)
4. Tira Me a las AraƱas
5. Drunkship of Lanterns
6. Eriatarka
7. Cicatriz Esp
8. This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed
9. Televators
10. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt

My chalk outline will stalk these grounds...just as they have stalked me

Here are a few more offerings from the Mars Volta. I highly suggest their entire catalog. Go pick up Frances the Mute NOW!! I'm timing you.
The Mars Volta - Concertina
The Mars Volta - Cut That City