Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"I Woke Up In The Afternoon..."

Destroy all monsters?  What about the zombie deejays?

Scroll down if you like vinyl.  There's a scan of the 7" vinyl of Bored by the Ann Arbor band Destroy All Monsters.  It's from 1978.  Niagara the lead singer and Ron Asheton wrote the song.  Stupendous lyric -- and Niagara's accent is pure Michigan.  Love that sound!  She also did the cover drawing.  The back cover sensibly provides some basic information about the band, and the single, and a cut-n-paste photo collage.

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Pete Williams -- I'LL BE THERE -- from myspace
Joe Higgs -- SONG MY ENEMY SINGS -- Life of Contradiction (2008, Pressure Sounds) [orig. 1975]

Miz Davis -- SING A HAPPY FUNKY SONG -- 45 Kings II (2002, Fat City) [orig. 1975, Now]
Efan -- I DON'T NEED ANYBODY -- Live Off The Floor E.P. (2008)
Lali Puna -- MOVE ON -- Our Inventions (2010, Morr Music)
Patrick Ballantyne -- NO ONE CAME -- Patrick Ballantyne (2008)
Destroy All Monsters -- BORED -- Bored, 7"vinyl (1978, IDBI Records)
Lord Flea & His Calypsonians -- SHI-DU-BI-DU-BAB -- Swingin' Calypsos (2009, EMI) [orig. 1957, Capitol]
The Offs -- You Fascinate Me -- You Fascinate Me/My World 7" (1980, Max's Kansas City)

The Raincoats -- NO ONE'S LITTLE GIRL (live) -- Kitchen Tapes (2006, ROIR) [orig. 1982, cassette only!]
Yale Strom & Zmiros -- PAPIROSSEN -- Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years (1996, Global Village)
The Fall -- Y.F.O.C./Slippery Floor -- Your Future, Our Clutter (2010, Domino)
The Jazz Butcher -- Southern Mark Smith -- A Scandal In Bohemia (1984, Glass)

Big Sugar -- Sugar In My Coffee -- 500 Pounds (1993, Hypnotic Records)
The Ethiopians -- THE SELAH -- The Trojan Story, Vol. 2 (1982, Trojan Records) [orig. 1971, Big Shot]
Holy Fuck -- LATIN AMERICA -- Latin (2010, Young Turks)
The K-Tels (The Young Canadians) -- I HATE MUSIC -- Vancouver Complication (1979, Sudden Death Records)
The Wordburglar -- RHYMES WITH I'M -- Burglaritis (2006, Hand'Solo)
Little Jimmy Tyson & The Highway Robbers -- WHO WILL BE THE NEXT FOOL -- Texas Funk: Black Gold from The Lone Star State, 1968-75 (2002, Jazzman)

Tony Allen -- SECRET AGENT -- Secret Agent (2009, World Circuit)

Thanks for listening!

I just remembered something -- The Jazz Butcher played the University of Windsor pub back in the 80s.  Windsor loved The Jazz Butcher; thanks to CJAM.  Does anybody remember him playing another show at Gina Lori Riley Dance Enterprises's studio on Pitt Street West?  Or am I making that one up?

The vinyl pictured below belongs to Pete.

Ron Asheton -- guitar
Michael Davis -- bass
Larry Miller -- space guitar
Ben Miller -- sax
Rob King -- drums
Niagara -- vocals
IDBI Records
P.O. Box 7241
Ann Arbor, MI  48107
Recorded at A. Square Studios, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Engineer -- Jim Cassidy
Produced by Destroy All Monsters
Photos by D.B. Keeps, Sue Rynski
Sleeve and label design -- Niagara
Graphic Assistance & Fabrication -- Dennis Loren -- Solid Graphics

Oh, and another thing... how about them Raincoats, eh?  I love The Raincoats!  They've got everything you want in a all-girl post-punk band: awkward rapping, high screeching, girl rhythms, and VIOLIN!  The Kitchen Tapes is very interesting.  I'm playing more next week.
(Although... strictly speaking, The Raincoats that play on The Kitchen Tapes were not exclusively female.  Only the first album is all-girl, I think.)

Vicky Aspinall, Ana da Silva, Gina Birch

1 comment:

  1. Good call on the Niagara accent!
    (Not the same as northern Mark Smith's)

    Was never inclined to check D.A.M., but Bored was pretty good. Now I know where Kim Gordon got her vocal chops from.