2007/08/16

we be over here: vslam.com

2006/03/27


VSLAM.COM will be ready & replacing VSLAM.ORG this April 1st

2006/03/15

Slapdash

The ineffable Sophia told me to post & even gave me a theme (weekends, because kinky sex would take too long). Nothing special, just a few fun tunes to get you through:


Sockeye

Retards Hiss Past My Window (1993)
Freaky Friday Tits
It is supposed to sound that bad. They have funnier tunes, I suppose, like "Tittyfuck a Coal Miner," but this one fits the theme.

Merle Travis

Walkin' the Strings (1960)
Saturday Night Shuffle
I've made out to this. [hahahha! -ed.]

Honey Cone

Sweet Replies (1971)
Sunday Morning People
A dear friend sold me on this lovely music, & it caps off the little theme here just fine.
[honey cone! -ed.]

A real post will be forth coming. Might even be about kinky sex. [what -ed.]

Now, the rest of you should post. [no -ed.]

2006/02/25

Cory Daye, Sister Sledge, Rainbow Brown, Prince

Music!


Cory Daye

Cory & Me (1979)
Green Light
Cory = the vocalist from Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band.



Sister Sledge

The Best of Sister Sledge 1973-1985 (1992)
Mama Never Told Me
The best song ever -- I mean that. Released in 1973 and penned by Thom Bell and Phil Hurtt.




Rainbow Brown

Rainbow Brown (1981)
Til You Surrender
Songs written/arranged/produced by Patrick Adams. Fonda Rae ("Over Like a Fat Rat") does lead vocals.



Prince

Parade (Under the Cherry Moon) (1986)
Anotherloverholenyohead
Parade is my favorite Prince album, easily, and one of my favorite albums in general. Words cannot express the passionate love I have for this man.

2006/02/19

1-2-3 & Night Nurse


The Speedies

Yellow Pills Prefill No. 4 (V/A), Mid 1970s
1-2-3
Awesome Jordan Oakes assembled compilation, fun poppy song by a band who adorably met while working on a research project in high school. They were so young during the peak of their fame that they were often seen doing homework backstage

Gregory Isaacs

Night Nurse, 1982
Night Nurse
This song is probably old news to a lot of you, but this song gets better for me each time I listen to it. "Night Nurse- only you alone can quench this Jah thirst"


feedback in the way of comments appreciated

2006/02/09

Hyphy Remix & The Advisory


The Federation

KMEL Radio Cut, 2003
Hyphy (Remix)
Federation members Doonie Baby, Stres, Goldie Gold, and the guesting Keak Da Sneak, Quinn, E-40, & Turf Talk do what they do best in a Rick Rock produced arena. A lot of people dislike or don't get hyphy, but if you don't like this then something is probably wrong with you.

Knot Pinebox

Suspended Particulation, 2003
The Advisory
Knot Pinebox (aka Karen Hancock) sings a very, very, very, beautiful song.


I just realized I was starting a pattern of rap and female singer posts

2006/02/02

Swim!

The first is a tune I have played on almost every radio show I have ever done (once, the record was misplaced, & we could not find it one week. The next week, when we found it, we played it twice in a row). The second is what I think drowning slowly sounds like.


Ian Dury

Lord Upminster (1981)
Spasticus Autisticus
There is not a single song I am more familiar with than this one. Rumor has it, Dury wrote this at the request of the Special Olympics, only to have it rejected as too offensive. On the record in the radio station, the review says "NOT FOR MORNINGS!" & "offensive in Britian, so perfect for the US!" I played it on every early morning show I had (as well as all the afternoon ones).

Sunroof!

Rainbow Electric Sabbath (2005)
Untitled
The date of release might be inaccurate, but I could find no conflicting information. It's droning indulgence.

2006/01/28

Jo Ann Campbell, Jackie Dee, Brenda Lee, Nedra Price...

I promised a post of upbeat rockabilly ages ago. When I promise something, I do (usually) carry through eventually. This will be a long one; hold tight.




Jo Ann Campbell

I'm Nobody's Baby (1959)
Wassa Matter With You Baby?
Self-penned 1958 awesome. Campbell is a hero.



Jackie Dee

Best Of...1958-1980: Come and Get Me (2000)
Buddy
a.k.a. Jackie DeShannon. She recorded this in 1959 when she was fifteen and wore gold pants. Later, she'd be responsible for "When You Walk Into the Room," which is pretty much the pinnacle.



Brenda Lee

Anthology (1956-1980) (1991)
Bigelow 6-200
This song is penned by Don Woody, who is a pretty great singer in his own right.



Nedra Price

Sugar Doll (2005)
Let's Have a Party
I want to meet this girl.



Lou & Ginny

Sugar Doll (2005)
Do I Do Right?
yeah, I like Sugar Doll...



Penny Candy

The Rockin' Lady (1959)
The Rockin' Lady
Discovered this in a big bag of my dad's 45s a while ago. Became obsessed.

2006/01/26

ST IDES, LINDA PERHACS



King Tee & Ice Cube
St. Ides Promos (Unreleased Compilation) (1989?)
Get Ya Girl In The Mood Quicker
Most of the King Tee and Dj Pooh fronted St. Ides commercials from the late 80s were amazing, but this one pretty much sums up why they were too awesome to not be banned

Linda Perhacs

Parallelograms (1970)
Parallelograms
All of Linda Perhac's Parallelograms sounds to me like what you would sing to the giant oak in the woods so that it would assume the form of a wise elder. The title song is a beautiful exercise in acid+folk.

Polka Polka Polka

Okay, stop laughing. Seriously, this post is about polkas. A "polka" is a dance in 2/4 time of Czech origin. The music that accompanies it is (obviously) in the same time, but is not limited to sound like "The Chicken Dance". Now, I'm not so talented an ear that I can pick out a polka when I hear it without reading the word "polka" in the title of the song, but after a while, I am sure keener ears could do it. I know they exist (the songs & the ears). Below are some fine polkas from various sources, many recent tunes, & one scratchy pearl from way back when.


Vesely Muzyky

Music From the Ukraine (1998)
Vesilna Polka
Most of my favorite polkas are from Eastern Europe somewhere, generally Ukraine, but not always. Oddly, for being a Czech style, I've heard no Czech polkas that I know of.

Al Duvall

The Butler's Revenge (2001)
Flophouse Polka
A little bit novelty, a little bit dark, this reminds me in spirit of Tom Waits' "Cemetary Polka" (not posted because I assumed most of you would already know it). Duvall is apparently pretty out-there & unknown. I posted this as a prime example of a non-folk, non-traditional polka.

Guido Deiro

Vaudeville Accordion Classics: The Complete Works of Guido Deiro (2003)
I Don't Care Polka
Originally released in 1913, this novel little ditty is being performed by the Italian musician who first popularized the piano accordion.

Haugaard & Høirup

Duo for Violin & Guitar (2000)
Arnes Polka
I actually don't think I am posting any low tempo polkas, but that's because I like the lively stuff better. This is from a Dutch pair who've been acclaimed & touted from the mountain tops in recent years amongst the Dutch press, apparently.

The Warsaw Village Band

People's Spring (2002)
Traditional Rural Polka
Not to be confused with the Polish style of music/dance "polska," this is a Polish group performing polka. Probably my favorite of this bunch.


Let me know if I am posting far too soon after other folk have posted.