@@@ Nearly Dead: Weathered Meat (Geriatric Records, 2017) Sludgy, belligerent punk (with trumpet!) off this week’s CFUV playlist email. Full AM radio static guitar sound, a spoken word singer. Pretty anti-social lyrics to go with the fuckload of static and noise.
@@@ Goldlink: At What Cost (RCA, 2017) I had Goldlink’s last record on my listening list for a long ass time. So long, in fact, that here’s his new one. I remember really liking his voice. Oh Lord, he can flow on a mic. He’s got a lot of early ’80s funk/r&b sounds — smoother rather than hard, a tad fusion-y. I clicked and streamed a bit of his last record and I much prefer the sounds on that record. Just hear him go on the first tune, After You Left.
@@@ Dead Moon: What a Way to See the Old Girl Go (Voodoo Doughnut, 2017) Old school punk rock from this week’s All Music notable release email. I had to do some interwebz searching to find that these guys were around from the late ’80s til a bit after the beginning of the Iraq war. The vibe here on this first tune is sloppy ass Rolling Stones licks with a kinda crazed sounding singer and straight ahead rock drumming. Second tune as well. I appreciate the no bullshit approach to playing a mash of punk and rock. It’s a live record, by the way, so it’s extra sloppy style in an endearing way.
YTD recordings listened to: 286
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 170
Not good music: 109
Honorable Mentions: 2
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark