•October 23, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Let us have just a little bit more from demented one man band Hasil ‘Haze’ Adkins, a man with a song for all occasions, here’s a little graveyard number as we close in on Hallowe’en… dig it! Now, just as Haze was waiting on the grave one of the last things he ever did in this life was appear as himself and provide some music for the amazingly titled and suitably, shabbily, lo-fi ‘Die, You Zombie Bastards!‘ allegedly the world’s first ever serial killer – superhero – zombie – rock ‘n’ roll – road movie – romance. Whole thing is on the youtubes there if’n you search for it – I think a full, or at least partial, viewing of its, erm, delights is in order this holiday season…
•October 22, 2016 • Leave a Comment
what can you say about that there? not much.
•October 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment
happy 70th birthday to the undead king of punk ‘n’ roll Lux Interior. Here’s a couple of video clips worth yer attentions in his honour. First one here features the great man in fine voice and full flight in the crowd in europe just 30 short years ago. There’s plenty of clips on youtube of course, he was so photogenic and such an incredible performer. Often they show the wear and tear and limits of old video but this one is in pretty good shape, enjoy.
Those of you lookin’ for some music trivia type stuff the second one follows on from that Caitlin Rose cover of The Misfits a little – there’s plenty of people who have time to care about such stuff who think Danzig took the line about ‘I’m gonna put your head on my wall’ from Hasil Adkins’ ‘No More Hot Dogs’. I dunno if Danzig ever ‘fessed up to this but as he’s, frankly, kind of an asshole I don’t expect he would. The Cramps didn’t have no qualms about their love for Hasil, so here’s a pretty early clip of ’em doing ‘She Said’ in San Francisco in 1981. Somehow The Misfits managed to become iconic based on about three decent songs and a strong look including a stolen skull image. The Cramps are just so much better in every way imaginable.
As a little bonus for y’all you can find a nice clip of Hasil doin’ ‘She Said’ hisself in 1986 right here.
•October 19, 2016 • Leave a Comment
little while back here Randy posted a clip of our favourite country singer just about, doing a cover that had passed us by, these things been slipping under the radar in the painfully long wait for her to finish a new record (there’s a couple of songs as demos been kicking about on soundcloud too that might one day be on that) Here’s a real old one that, I think, just popped up last year on the internets. A cover of legendary horror punk idiots The Misfits’ probably finest effort. Y’all might know as The Lemonheads covered this too, Caitlin’s version is less laid back than Evan’s but similarly plays off light against the songs darkness. Best still, you can download that sucker for free and put it on yr hallowe’en mixtape there. happy pumpkin carving fiends.
•September 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment
There’s a lot of love here at the Old Record Club for John Waters and the remarkable troupe of talent he gathered round him, which included the wonderful Kim ‘Hatchet Face’ McGuire, who has just passed.
If you’ve never seen Cry Baby, shame on you but at least you can watch it all here.
•September 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Not more than a couple weeks back I was sat in a bar in a strange place with a new friend and the bartender called her ‘Butterfly’. This was on account of a tattoo of a bunch of butterflies fluttering up her arm and was sweet and friendly rather than creepy and weird. As it goes. Anyways it got this song here swimming back through my head and it’s always welcome when it comes around. Recollection ain’t always what it could be but if I ain’t mistaken ‘So Much Wine’ was the first I ever heard of the Handsome Family and I was completely taken with it before it was even half way through. Heartbroken and helpless and beautiful and slightly christmassy just for good measure. I was pondering on this and also on how it may still be their finest moment as it played in my head. Which is not to suggest the many hours I spent listening to all their other stuff was any kind of disappointment – no indeed, not a single moment of it wasted. It’s been a while since the last album, on which all the songs were about animals, an overarching theme that suggested the record had been hard fought and long wrought. Not that I’m down on it but it didn’t seem to just flow out the way the earlier ones had. Still, I’ma cussing myself for not having any of their music on my phone and not listening to them in too long and what do you know? I hear the frogs a -calling, the stars are aligned and a new record is almost with us friends. Here’s an adorable clip they made themselves for ‘Gold’ the aptly titled first track off of that soon come new record ‘Unseen’. It’s just wonderful and (possibly inspired by their leap in profile after ‘Far From Any Road’ was used on True Detective) tells the tale of a robbery gone wrong in beautiful Handsome Family style. All the things are gonna be much better than they were you know?