Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Drugs Are Wasted On The...

...Old and Stupid? Ozzy in full flight for Finnish TV:

Niagara & The Hitmen

Their live album "St Valentine's Day Massacre" is coming down the turnpike and is out on Savage beat/Shock in Australian retail on October 9 and on Steel Cage around the world about the same time. Steel Cage have started online sales from their website. Stay tuned for live Hitmen dates. Here's a preview of what to expect on the album:

Monday, September 28, 2009

These are some of Handsome Dick's favourite things

For those who only read Playboy online for the articles, here's the King of Men, Handsome Dick Manitoba, delivering what amounts to a string of endorsements for some of his favourite NYC places and things. Fine by me.

For anyone who doesn't know who we're talking about, see below. Yes, the Dictators are still playing but sadly it appears only in Spain.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Last Days of Jim Carroll

I'm in debt to Stashdauber Shimamoto for this link to an excellent NY Times piece.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Will the Stooges meet their Waterloo?

ABBA and the Stooges nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Lame. It won't affect the latter's place in the scheme of things but it would be nice if they were acknowledged by the people without a clue. ABBA has to be at shorter odds, recent Hall of Lame idiocy suggests.

Rhino nearly extinct?


I've been reading Last Shop Standing, an insider's account of the demise of the independent record shop in the UK, but the news (thanks Lindsay Hutton) that Warner's legacy label Rhino Records in the US has laid off most of its staff is a low blow to the future of music.

Major labels have seen re-packaging, re-formatting and line extensions as the salvation of the traditional music retail model, essentially because it means me and you parting with our money several times over. It also lends itself to the new download channel because even baby boomers hankering for the past have computers.

Dunno where this is all going but it doesn't seem likely to be a nice place.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Silly Allen

Haha. A minder probably wrote it anyway.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

JW Week

If you hadn't heard it's James Williamson Week over at the I-94 Bar. Here's my interview with him. Nice fella.

Thought I'd add this as it seems to be a new addition to the YouTubeage of James' return to the stage with the Careless Hearts in San Jose earlier this month.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Suicide to play with Stooges

It seems the daring duo (half of which doesn't fly) is making the trip over the Atlantic to support the Stooges in London next May. Tix go on sale here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Drunk & Disorderly Podcast Episode 24

It's here. Here's what's on it:

Guilty - Los Hories (Don't Bother Us EP/Off The Hip)
Goin' Ape - The Tex Reys (Cave Girl/self released)
Memories Remain - Penny Ikinger (Fragile EP/self released)
Left Alone - Mother And Father (Nothin'/Z-Man Records)
Nite Watchmen - Mimic Jester (Wilde Psych/unknown)
Away With Me - Labor Party (Hellhound Down/Steel Cage)
Civilized Man - Tex Napalm & Dimi Dero (Stinky Singers/Beast Records)
Of Hopes And Dreams And Tombstones - Purple Hearts (Benzedrine Beat/Half a Cow)
The Price Of Love - The DTs (Nice'n'Ruff - Hard Soul Hits Vol. 1/Estrus)
I Wanna Turn Off Your Smile - Sonic Assassin (State is Enemy Forever!/Freakshow Records)
Sister Soul - The Holy Curse (Feed The Dogs/Turborock)
Bad Queenie - The Intercontinental Playboys (Hymns Of The Flesh/I-94 Bar Records)
Take It Easy - The Cherry Valence (The Cherry Valence/Estrus)
Siam - The Kill Devil Hills (Man, You Should Explode/Torn & Frayed)
Midnight Moses - Angus Khan (Black Leather Soul/Nickel & Dime Records)
Good Soldier - Vegas Kings (You'll Never Work In This Town Again/Mere Noise Records)
Brother Grahame Says -Johnny Casino & The Secrets (Live On 3PBS/Off The Hip)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hey Ho, Let's Go...to the cemetery


A Johnny Ramone tribute with a screening of a colourised, 3D print of Night of the Living Dead in a graveyard? Why the hell not?

This looks like The Shit

Monday, September 14, 2009

Richard Hell meets Russell Crowe on Australian TV


Jennifer Kyte is clueless. Sarah Bernhardt marginally less so. You don't actually see Hell meet Crowe so who knows if either rubbed off on the other.

More John Sinclair + More Up


This Thirsty Media blog runs some choice rock and roll stuff. Latest is an interview with john Sinclair that manages to say something about the rogueish old rabble rouser that we hadn't heard.


And while we're in the neighbourhood, another fine Michigan product will have another day in the sun. UK label Easy Action is issuing a collection of music by former Grande Ballroom house band The Up. Details here.

On Tour Now

R.I.P. Jim Carroll

Passed away after a heart attack, aged 60. The obvious response to the passing of the cultish New Yorker, whose career was once nurtured by the Stones, appears below.

Stone broke


Mick Taylor's departure and estrangement from the Stones is a sad story. You can read about it here.

He claims to have been cut off from his royalty stream and denied credit for writing some of the band's material. There's a hint of legal action in the tail of the story but you'd have to question the odds of that succeeding.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dark Carnival at the Magic Bag in Detroit

Beatles, smeatles, I'd rather catch up with Dark Carnival, although Ron Asheton was a huge fan.

Who hates the Beatles?

Amongst all the hype around their albums being re-issued, did anyone notice this?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

What they played

Courtesy of Kristy, here's the set list for James Williamson with The Careless Hearts at The Blank Club in San Jose:

Raw Power, Cock In My Pocket, Johanna, 1970, Funhouse, No Sense Of Crime, Gimme Danger, I Need Somebody, Penetration, Night Theme, I Got Nothin', Loose, TV Eye, Search and Destroy, I Gotta Right, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Louie Louie.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Found Dead

Does this solve doubts about the death of Brian Jones or is it (another) Sunday paper beat-up?

Cock Rock

The Internet is alive with rocking dongs. This guy in Houston is writing about cocks in rock. Who would have credited Gordon Lightfoot with a song about his schlong? Meanwhile, back in the Motor City, Dennis Machine Gun Thompson has posted a funny account of his encounter with the infamous Cynthia Plaster Caster (who is apparently in the throes of writing a book.)