Oct 28, 2011

Halloween tradition

It's that time of the year where I re-upload all of the Danzig stuff that's been taken down for your Halloween enjoyment. This one is a little more inclusive because of the Danzig Legacy show on Monday.



Glenn separates himself from the whole "horror punk" shtick to downright badass metal. Fuzzy, bluesy, occult goodness. The album wanes a bit towards the end, but an undeniable classic.

Danzig II: Lucifuge


The band trades in their somewhat dated 80s heavy metal sound for a bit of soul. This album has it all: stripper anthems, heartbreak ballads, NOLA standards, and plenty of heavy riffage. Would be perfect if Killer Wolf wasn't so poorly timed.

Danzig III: How The Gods Kill


Tempo is taken down a notch and we're given a more methodical look at Danzig. Introduction of wider range of instruments, Danzig's voice has more polish. A simmering grower of an album, but still a classic.

Thrall: Demonsweatlive EP


This one's a two parter: first three tracks are studio recordings, one of them is a (H)Elvis cover. Next four tracks are live recordings from a Halloween show.

Danzig 4p


The final album featuring the "classic" line-up, and Danzig at their most experimental up to this point. A pretty hit or miss album for most people. It would be a contender for my favorite if the production was better: Danzig's vocals are too raw at times.

Danzig 777: I Luciferi


Despite what most people would have you think, 777 is a good album. It was a welcome return to some familiarity after the disastrous 5 and 6 releases. I've often heard people complain about the musicianship and production on this record, but that's what I like about it so much. It's very technical, heavy, and cold compared to the classic era records.

Circle of Snakes


Perhaps the most overlooked Danzig album and I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe it's because of the lackluster cover art, though II and III aren't exactly the most aesthetically pleasing. Maybe everyone was used to the number system, but Danzig 8 doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Regardless, this is probably the heaviest Danzig album with fantastic guitar work. Biggest detraction is the vocal mix, they're too low!

Deth Red Sabaoth


And finally, Danzig's most recent effort. A true return to the "classic" era style with full analog and bluesy riffs. Heavily touted as the best album since 4p. Not sure if I agree with that, but certainly worth a listen if you're a Danzig fan.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Selbstportrait


Just got back from a very poorly attended Roedelius show. Shame on you, Los Angeles!

Oct 23, 2011

Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie & Elizabeth Fraser - The Moon and the Melodies


Oct 21, 2011

Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels


Tomorrow night I'll be doing a 4AD themed radio show from 6-8PM pst. I'm going to try getting away with playing as much Cocteau Twins as humanly possible. Listen live here.

Oct 17, 2011

Tsjuder - Desert Northern Hell


Midterm week means we're going to get grim again.

Oct 14, 2011

Regis - In A Syrian Tongue


Tomorrow on UCLAradio.com I'll be doing a Nettwerk/Antler records themed show, so a lot of synthy electronic body music and industrial to get you ready for Killing Spree's third year anniversary show. I'll also be playing some new stuff like this brooding electronic release on Blackest Ever Black. Listen live tomorrow from 6-8 PM PST.

Oct 11, 2011

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds


Halloween is less than three weeks away.

Oct 10, 2011

Björk - Biophilia


I'll be surprised if this link works for more than an hour.

Oct 9, 2011

Godflesh - Slavestate


Drown out all your Sunday night sorrows with JKB.

Oct 7, 2011


Crass - The Feeding of the 5000 (Crassical Collection)


Yo, my friends got locked out of the station last week but they'll be back this Saturday doing a Crass & Subterranean records night. Listen HERE 6-8 PM PST Saturday.
Anyway, I was pretty skeptical about these "Crassical collection" reissues but it sounds amazing! If you've heard this record a billion times like I have, be prepared for your ears to perk up. Wear a nice pair of headphones. I didn't upload any of the extra stuff they tacked onto this release because it was poor quality, both in terms of music and sound.

Oct 3, 2011

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead


The bats have left the bell tower