Pure gold is calling

love is calling cvr smLove is Calling - Mick Medew and Ursula (I-94 Bar Records)

Two years of lockdown were not wasted by Mick Medew and Ursula Collie-Medew. Besides getting married, they also managed to entertain every second Sunday with their live lockdown streaming gigs.

The streaming shows were wonderfully received, with Mick playing some classic songs from his back catalogue with the Screaming Tribesmen and others, plus new tunes, and Ursula sitting in on keyboards on a few. When words reached The Farmhouse that Mick and Ursula were releasing a new CD of songs written over lockdown, I for one was excited to hear how these tunes would sound with full production.

And it’s pure gold, folks.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF

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MASS EVICTIONS, FREE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS, SURVEILLANCE TECHLORDS CENSORING THE INTERNET, POOR FOLKS WHO DON'T REALLY GET A VOTE WITH ZERO GENUINE REPRESENTATION, CLAMPDOWNS, CURFEWS, GAS HIKES, & LAWS AGAINST PROTEST! (-GUTTER GOSPEL: Fitness, Health, And Beauty Pro Tips with your host, GENERAL LABOR!!!) 

He came down
Like a star tonight
He's was in love
With his lonely life
With his pick-up girls
He's a switchblade knife
No one loves him
But he takes it alrightHeavens inside, Somewhere
Heavens inside, Somewhere
Heavens inside, Somewhere
Let it out, Let it out, Let it out  - Generation X

For a population that never fully recovered from capitalist crisis of 2008, the mismanagement of pandemic and now the shifting of the burden of the Ukrainian war onto the backs of the working class with higher food, energy and inflation, has deepened legitimation crisis. And what is response from democrats? Vote for us and we will reverse Roe v Wade! - Ajamu Baraka

SHITLIBS ARE CANCELLING ELVIS, BAMBOOZLED BY BULLSHIT MEDIA, BURNING KENNEDY'S BOOK, FORGETTING ANITA HILL

It was always a joke of a lie when shitlib red carpet celebrities insisted they could "push Biden to the left", as he's got a 50-year long record of being a right wing conservative stooge for empire, an empty blue suit robot, and a fierce tool of the racist police state who helped write the Crime Bill & Patriot Act.

The stories about his crooked kid having ties to shady going-ons in the Ukraine with secret labs and crony capitalist oil promotions, drugs and hookers, and a coup army of proxy war mercenaries mighta been branded fake news by the Big 5 monopoly Fake News but Aaron Mate', Glenn Greenwald, and many others have proven AND CONFIRMED it was all true.

London calling

london sessions cvrThe London Sessions – Iggy & The Stooges (Easy Action)

This is something for the Stooges obsessives rather than newbies looking for an entry point. But if the newbies take the plunge, is that going to ber such a bad thing? This is s a double-seven-inch pack of five songs from the 1972 pre-production and recording sessions for “Raw Power”, none of which made it to the album in these versions, and all celebrated in true Easy Action style.

There’s plenty you won’t have heard here even if you have the Easy Action “Heavy Liquid” box set. In fact, only one of these versions ("I Got A Right") has been offcially rleleased; “Tight Pants” is a Scotty and James instrumental run-through of what would become “Shake Appeal”. “Gimme Danger” is an early version of the album track that still resonates.

Tav Falco announces US tour

tav falco 2022Swamp garage master and multimedia artist Tav Falco and his band Panther Burns have announced dates for a summer American tour. The "Rogue Male" tour will run from August through October and include favorites from throughout Panther Burns' four decades of recordings.

The man who started his musical career playing alongside Box Tops/Big Star frontman Alex Chilton in the first line-up of Panther Burns in 1979 lived in Australia in the ‘80s and more recently has been domiciled in Europe. . In January, he relocated to Bangkok, Thailand.

Falco is the only comnstant member of Panther Burns and has recorded 14 studio albums and dozens of singles for such legendary labels as Rough Trade and New Rose, and been cited as an influence by Primal Scream, The Fall, and Spiritualized. 

Falco's Italian band played on the most recent addition to Falco's discography, last November's “Club Car Zodiac” EP, which was released for Record Store Day by ORG Music. Its five tracks include a cover of  "House of the Rising Sun" and the same musicians - producer/guitarist Mario Monterosso, bassist Giuseppe Sangirardi, and drummer Walter Brunetti - will appear on the following live dates:

'Scuse me while I Open Up and Bleat

STOOGES whisky a go go cvrLive at The Whisky A Go Go – Iggy and The Stooges (Easy Action Records)

It’s ridiculous to say, as many of you have, that the management at the I-94 Bar treats Stooges recordings with the reverence of ancient religious artefacts.

Let’s dispel that untruth right now: We hold them in much higher regard than that. If you want to know why, go no further than this Record Store Day vinyl release.

Record Store Day was a good marketing idea that devolved into a clusterfuck. Sure, it encourages otherwise disengaged to find a bricks and mortar shop and lay down their hard-earned, but it’s been taken over by greedy fucks who run major labels that issue/re-issue “product” that cost them sweet fuck-all, or recouped a million years ago.

Gluck's new collaborations create compelling sounds

the selfThe Self - Jeremy Gluck (SWND Records)

On other occasions, when I've introduced Jeremy Gluck's new work, I've usually referred to his previous musical collaborations. Which might have been a mistake.

It's far too easy for an outsider to pigeonhole a creative person. I've been referred to as “the guy who wrote ...” and they name a particular work. Which, while at the time that thing consumed me, is no longer the case. In fact, I've been beavering away at other things, sometimes with other people, and I find the newer works to be far more satisfying and, dare I boast, far more interesting to the half-awake public.

New Sunnyboys dates listed

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Covid is a fun wrecker that’s for sure; it doesn’t like entertainment, travel or adventure… and with that in mind Sunnyboys have decided to move all dates on their current tour back to give affected members the chance to fully recover.

Revised dates: 

Thursday 28 July: Sydney, Factory Theatre (sold out)
(tickets from July 1 valid for this date)
Saturday 30 July: Sydney, Factory Theatre 
(tickets from July 2 valid for this date)
Friday 5 August: Byron Bay, The Northern
(tickets from July 15 valid for this date)
Saturday 6 August: Brisbane, Princess Theatre (limited tickets)
(tickets from July 16 valid for this date)
Saturday 13 August: Melbourne, Corner Hotel  (sold out)
(tickets from July 9 valid for this date)

Tickets via feelpresents.com Refunds are also available at the point of purchase for those who can't make the new dates.

Call it whatever you like, it's very good

drone warfare"Drone Warfare" (Iceage Productions)

Which is the band and which is the title? No idea. Doesn't matter, either.

Actually, the EP-thing is four tracks by four different Melbourne artists. The Bandcamp page says so, so it must be true. But none of the artists' names appear, which reminds me a little of the fake dance LP by the Silicon Teens (aka Daniel Miller of Mute Records fame). So, is this another bunch of guises behind which the head honcho of Iceage lurks? 

I have no idea, and it simply doesn't matter.

Just quickly, you can't really dance to this, not unless you're out of it. You shouldn't try. Shove the volume up and lie on the floor and you'll be taken away to somewhere entirely different. 

All-star Simon Chainsaw recording exhumed

powderkeg excelsiorThe year was 2010, Sydney-born Simon Chainsaw had been living in Brazil for about 10 years.

His local band S.C.H.K. (Simon Chainsaw & the Hippy Killers) had recently broken up. Now a free agent, he could take up opportunities to play in different territories. 

He’d recently toured Brazil, Europe and Argentina and released “Fuck The Neighbours!” (cover versions of ‘70s Aussie Punk) and a proposal came in to play back in his home turf of Australia to promote the new disc.

He hooked up with three original ‘70s Aussie punks for the shows: Chris Masuak (Radio Birdman, Hitmen, Screaming Tribesmen) on guitar, Murray Shepherd (Fun Things,Screaming Tribesmen, Hitmen and The Monarchs) on drums and Bob Short (from arguably Sydney’s first punk band Filth and later Dead Rabids) switching from customary guitar to bass.

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