Friday, September 26, 2008

TVD's Parting Shots

"...I've never thought that being a teenager is-no offense-is the absolute coolest thing you can be. I was pretty unhappy when I was a teenager, and I wouldn't want to go back to it. And these people who say, "Teenage rock 'n' roll," as if that's all that it's about, celebrating your adolescence. There are other things to rock 'n' roll and to life. And I think really rock 'n' roll is better when it reaches out to those things. One reason I like the Velvet Underground so much is that it's really adult music."

Next week: All UK punk. All the time.

X - Adult Books (Mp3)
The Ramones - Beat on the Brat (Mp3)
The Heartbreakers - Born To Lose (Mp3)
Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles (Mp3)
Patti Smith - Free Money (Mp3)
Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (Mp3)
The Cramps - Human Fly (Mp3)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes In Spurts (Mp3)
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Mp3)
New York Dolls- Trash (Mp3)

Mötley Crüe's Early Catalog to be Reissued on Vinyl

Just sayin.

Mötley Crüe - Looks That Kill (Mp3)
Mötley Crüe - Shout At The Devil (Mp3)
Mötley Crüe - Too Fast For Love (Mp3)

TVD | Friday @ Random

I'm going to surprise you and disagree strongly with Bangs and agree with Gene Simmons on one pertinent point made in the interview below--which also happens to be your Friday @ Random fodder.

While it might have seemed novel at the time for a band like the Talking Heads--after years and years of rock excess and pomposity--to take the stage as your regular run of the mill neighbors next door--I'll be damned if I can stomach it anymore. Style and substance CAN coexist. You know, the anti Fleet Foxes and the Hold Steadys of the world or--99% of the Pitchfork nation. The next 'punk' movement will give the finger right to this anti- pretension pretension.

And another thing while I'm at it--geez louise--get the damn laptops off the stage, ok? If you can't play it, you don't belong ON the stage. Got it? Thanks. TGIF'nF.

Lester Bangs Interview - Part One (Mp3)
Lester Bangs Interview - Part Two (Mp3)