Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ghettopunkerlibrarian with a taste for Scenester-Killing Comic Nerd Speed Metal

1. I Want to Conquer the World - Bad Religion, No Control, Epitaph, 1989)
One of my favorite Bad Religion songs. Great driving song.

2. Send His Love to Me - PJ Harvey, To Bring You My Love, (Island, 1995)
You know, I would've killed to have sex with Ms. Polly Jean when this album came out. 11 years later, yup. Still feel the same way. Its the voice. And the eyes. Dammit. I'm a sucker for a great voice and eyes.

3. Cop Killer - Body Count, Body Count, (Sire, 1992 )
I used to love cruising around my hometown cranking this out of this old Chevy Celebrity (my first car.) For some reason, Ice-T's metal band scared the crap out of anybody over the age of 40, especially when a car full of guys of various ethnicities cruised through town slowly.

Damn, that's such a silly memory. Eminem, eat your heart out. I'm happy to say Ice-T is still one hardcore bastard of an actor. Who the hell remembers that Dan Quayle guy anyway?

4. March of the SOD - S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death), Speak English of Die(Megaforce 1995)
One of my idols growing up was Scotty Ian (at left, with Public Enemy's Chuck ), that lovable, goateed bald guy from the metal band Anthrax. S.O.D. was one of his side projects - a band so completely un-PC, talented, and brutal. (C'mon - one of their songs was titled Pre-Menstrual Princess Blues. A speed metal track.)

I used to worship the guy. Ian is a guitar god with a since of humor, a comic book collection, and probably a closet full of Chuck Taylors. Whenever I see one or more Emo kids moping together, I have to put on some speed metal.

5. Propaganda - Dead Prez, Let's Get Free (Relativity, 2000)
Dead Prez, quite frankly, is one of the most important political rappers in the history of hip-hop. A strong black voice in a world of bling and sell-outs. I prefer rappers who work to better their communities, not those who seek to move to the damned Hamptons to hob-knob with Martha Stewart.

6. See Ya Later Fuckface - The Queers, Pleasant Screams (Lookout!, 2002)
MP3 Available at Lookout! Site
This is one of my all-time favorite songs on one of my all-time favorite punk albums. I play it in the office, in the car, and I played it three times today alone. It was at a Queers concert that I got into my last mosh pit - punk shows, alas, have become more of a scenester-inspired fashion show than actually having fun. When the Queers started singing this one song, it brought a punker tear to my eye to see a group of high school aged punk kids (one girl had a real, honest-to-god mohawk as opposed to that trendy fauxhawk thing) turn around and start screaming this song into the face of these 20-something fratboy types. Why get into another pit? That's as pleasant a retirement gift as a veteran pitbull can get.

7. Drop the Attitude Fucker - The Queers, Beat Off Lookout!, 1993)
Two Queers songs in a row? Hey, its my blog and I'll post what I want, dammit.

8. Mushaboom - Feist (MC DJ Dirty Remix)
MP3 available here - MC DJ's Blog
This is just really neat. A blogger takes a hot Canadian underground act, remixes it, and throws the resulting beautiful mess online. Is that DJ Rob Base I hear in the loop? Damn...that's smooth.

9. Yesterday is Here - Tom Waits, Frank's Wild Years(Island, 1990)
I'm pretty sure it's illegal in the state of Ohio to listen to Tom Waits and speed metal in the same sitting. But hey...to each their own. I've melted down this CD so many times I had to finally rip this song to MP3.

10. Rifle Eyes - cLOUDDEAD, Ten (Mush, 2004)
MP3 available here
One of my favorite acts of the last few years, cLOUDDEAD (at left) is a hip-hop collective that offers an alternative to the worthless bling culture.

Mush Records has an awesomely ecclectic back catalog. Even if you hate hip hop, I'm sure there's something for everyone here.


Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Thanks for the downloads, I have heard that queers songs before and now I hae it. ;) My kind of song.

Never been in a mosh pit.

I might just have to use that song in one of my posts one of these days.....like when the Bush is finally out of office. LOL

Lupe said...

Agree with Alice. When Bush is gone, that's my theme song. actually id like to see whoever runs nexttime to have that as their campaign song. fuck this polite shit. if ya really disagree with the man then lets get him the fuck out.

The ZenFo Pro said...

You've never been in a mosh pit?!? Oh well...you're not missing anything. When the guys with the backwards baseball caps started showing up, it ruined everything. Damned Warped Tour ;)

You are very welcome, chica!

You know, that's a good campaign song choice. If I were running, I think I'd choose that one song.

Anonymous said...

Uhh...the name of the #10 band is cLOUDDEAD.

Smurf said...

Lol... I read this and remember the time you came home from VA and talked about your parties and your beebop days.. I loved listening to your rhythm... You definitely had the FLOW... and then the STOMP thing from HS... ah yea.. that was fun too.. I could see you reliving it!!! Thanks for posting this... it is a trip down memory lane, but a fun one. I remember all the times you and i cruised in your little red pick up and jammed to your beats... all your eclectic music tastes from Johnny Cash to Alice Cooper to Prince to "YOUR PRETTY WHEN I AM DRUNK" lol... the days of freedom...lol... that chapter of my life feels like so long ago... it also makes me think of the time me and you went to get your plates in Ft Collins and then went 4 wheeling in your pick up on the old farm roads inthe rain and mud puddles... that was so much fun... I miss you Jason! I love you my sweet great friend... oh yes, and way to go to post what you feel.... it is your blog... if people dont like what they read... then... they dont have to read it! (^.~)

The ZenFo Pro said...



Nothing like a typo. I think I spelled it wrong in both instances too. Good catch :)

Corrected as of 6:55 AM EST

The ZenFo Pro said...

Lol...I still have Alice Cooper and Prince stashed away somewhere ;) I don't think I've ripped them to the PC yet.

Days of Freedom? Never over. Ahhh...the ol' piece of shit Dodge Ram. Never ran right after they swapped out the engine, but it was sure fun tearing up those roads in Weld County. Reminds me of playing chicken with a shopping cart in that tank. (Jason Pick-ups 15, Innocent Shopping Carts 0). I still refuse to trust anyone who drives a clean pick-up...a sure sign that a truck owner doesn't work for a living ;)

LibraryTavern Liz said...

you young 'uns listen to some strange sounding music. ;-)

Oh, except I saw PJ Harvey live once ... opened for somebody ... can't remember who.

Leigh said...

I too am a sucker for Ms. PJ Harvey's voice!

zydeco fish said...

I saw PJ Harvey in concert too, with Tricky opening up. It was very cool. The next night I saw King Crimson with the California Guitar Trio. What an interesting weekend that was.

kendra said...

i almost forgot about the queers. thanks for making me relive my misspent youth all over again. (funny note- my dad claims the queers are his favourite band, though he hates most of their songs with "motherfucker" in the title.)

i wish i could listen to dead prez at work. that'd make a day great.

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