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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
  I bought this shit


LOOK AT THIS COVER. Yes, it is awesome. Yes, it demands attention. And yes, whatever music contained within must be worth $4.99 (plus 7% tax). So I bought it last night. And listened to it later last night. And enjoyed it last night at the exact same time in which I was listening to it. Enjoyment concurrent to listening. That's pleasant. But so, it's kinda heavy, late '60's, acidy blues-rock, not too far off from Iron Butterfly, which is rather common-sensical, since Butterfly guitarist Danny Weiss is/was a member. It ain't as extreme as Blue Cheer, or as sludgical as Vanilla Fudge, but if you're looking for some hard spectral jammin' and stuff that sounds sorta slightly like "Frankenstein", then this Rhino's worth "horning" in to your collection, HAHAHA!

Also purchased The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, by the Incredible String Band. This is the fourth record I've bought by these enthusiastic beard-growers, the first in five years, and after two halves of a listen I feel confident in calling it the best that I've heard. I've always sorta liked what I've had, but not emphatically, and felt it mostly kind of slight and flighty. Lacking in substance, you know? But I'm thinking perhaps I didn't buy the right stuff, as previous acquisitions were based exclusively on cheapness and not research. Like, oh, Incredible String Band live for a buck. Or Hard Rope and Silken Twine for $2.99. Etc. And both of those are okay, but not revelatory. I wouldn't call Hagman's Beautiful Daughter a revelation, really, but the first side, which I spun twice last night, is far more transfixing than I Looked Up, right? Whereas that and Silken Twine are nice, if not lively, recreations of old folk tunes, there's this weird gauzy atmosphere surrounding Daughter that imbues these songs with a degree of odd other-worldliness, like that sort of chimey, gossamer drone you hear on Animal Collective's Campefire Songs or in the Charalambides. I listened to side one twice without ever flipping it over, it was so engrossing. It's a good thing to listen to while reading Doctor Strange, too.

In additionally, I grabbed the Newmster's Good Old Boys for a buck. It's great, for sure. For sure 'cuz I haven't listened to it yet. But I am doubtless. Randy Newman shines immaculately, impeccably, and eternally.
 

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