Monday, April 17, 2006

Last Week's Good Records Chart

1. Built To Spill - You In Reverse
2. The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
3. The Black Angels - Passover
4. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
5. Calexico - Garden Ruin
6. Editors - The Back Room
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
8. Serena-Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh
9. Philip E Karnats - Pleasesuite
10. Great Lake Swimmers - Bodies and Minds
11. Islands - Return To The Sea
12. Irving - Death in the Garden, Blood on the Flowers
13. Figurines - Skeleton
14. Eagles of Death Metal - Death By Sexy...
15. The Appleseed Cast - Peregrine
16. The Sounds - Dying to Say This To You
17. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
18. Centro-Matic - Fort Recovery
19. Mono - You Are There
20. Two Gallants - What the Toll Tells

Who knew that there were enough cool people in Dallas to chart My Life in the Bush....? Did people start taking AntiDaryl pills or something?

And the Band of Horses album. I've only listened to it twice, but I'm gonna have to say... overrated.

35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that just means that they havent sold a lot of records. I mean was there a reissue or something?

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes... a remastered reissue of a great album. Man, I wish I hadn't lost my original CD. I have the case, but no CD. I hate that.

M-.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Band of horses... ya - apparently My Morning Jacket is now a genre. I can't help but to like it though...

4:06 PM  
Anonymous FrequencyDown said...

I agree about the Band of Horses thing.
Maybe it's that I just don't care.
Yeah, I said it.

And that's coming from the guy who likes a few crap-a-roo bands too.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

I found My Life in the Bush of Ghosts on vinyl at Recycled Books in Denton not too long ago. It was quite a treat.

4:45 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

no kidding.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous ScottHop said...

And now because there's no other place to plug it...

You want your DIY room?
Here ya go...
-Secret Headquarters-
An actual leased spot,
paid for by 7 or 8 of us.
I'm booking the bands.

Count on:
Every Saturday.
Two bands - 8pm to 10pm.
Acts from Denton, Dallas,
Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, Wherever...
$3 - BYOB
Start your night here, cheaply, then go party into the wee hours somewhere else...

SHQ Grand Opening
3 bands instead of 2!
Saturday, June 3
210 E. Hickory, Denton, TX
7pm to 10pm - $3 - B.Y.O.B.

9:00 The Angelus
8:00 shiny around the edges
7:00 Fra Pandolf


More shows announced ASAP.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

Awesome! Glad to see that the bill came together.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Scott Hop said...

Coming Soon...

Mazinga II
Undoing of David Wright
Theater Fire
Baboon

Plenty more...

FUN!

5:36 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

sounds great. Keep us posted.

5:47 PM  
Blogger jamo said...

I don't know why people are suddenly recognizing an album as influential as my life in the bush of ghosts. long overdue.

6:28 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

Funny. I bought My life in the bush with ghosts on vinyl at recycled records about 10 years ago. Recycled always did have a lot of good Eno on vinyl. I think I have picked up at least 8 other Eno records there over the years. Never paid more than 4 bucks. I miss that place.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous edward said...

My friend Jim said that I rule 10 years ago.

10:14 AM  
Blogger jamo said...

I wasn't really talking about the record's availability at used bookstores, just this reissue. I don't really understand why they are treating it like some sort of lost gem. It's always been a great album.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Sam M. said...

Band Of Horses is a total grower. I called "MMJ/Shins" bullshit on 'em as well when I first heard the songs, but after three listens, I'm hooked. Also helps that they killed at SXSW. Or maybe I'm just an old coot. Who knows.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I had no idea so many others knew about "My Life..."! Tres bien. Eh, maybe I'll just buy the reissue since it has been years since I've seen my CD of it. Sad.

JAMO... you must remember, when that album was released it was like a transmission from Mars in most areas of the country, so it became a cult classic of sorts. It is great that someone like yourself is so into it and regards it as a classic album - this gives me continued faith in the future of DFW music.

Scott Hop - Dude, stop clogging this board with your shameless self-promotion. Surely, everyone is so psyched for:

Strategies of Beauty, Vol. 1
Noise | Folk | Festival
RGRS July 1st 4PM - Close $5

that they can't possibly think about :

SHQ Grand Opening
3 bands instead of 2!
Saturday, June 3
210 E. Hickory, Denton, TX
7pm to 10pm - $3 - B.Y.O.B.

9:00 The Angelus
8:00 shiny around the edges
7:00 Fra Pandolf

Heck, have some manners why don't you? Pffft... you J n' J's pizza eatin' Denton hipster!

M-.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous ScottHop said...

Michael, you bastard... The nerve...
If I gave half a shit about you and your hippy libertarian fooking stooooodent bullcrap,
I might decide to plug

Strategies of Beauty, Vol. 1
Noise | Folk | Festival
RGRS July 1st 4PM - Close $5

But, no... Not gonna do it. Hell, you've pissed me off enough that I'm not even going to mention

SHQ Grand Opening
3 bands instead of 2!
Saturday, June 3
210 E. Hickory, Denton, TX
7pm to 10pm - $3 - B.Y.O.B.

9:00 The Angelus
8:00 shiny around the edges
7:00 Fra Pandolf

So put that in your hollowed out apple pipe and smoke it!

You. Harsh. Mellow.

1:36 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Hey, I was wondering if any of you knew where I could find an mp3 of The Rapture: "W.A.Y.U.H." Everywhere I go it's been removed. Anyway, thanks for the help.

2:26 PM  
Blogger jamo said...

scott and mike, I hate both of you soo much that not only am I not going to attend

Strategies of Beauty, Vol. 1
Noise | Folk | Festival
RGRS July 1st 4PM - Close $5

I am not even going to think about

SHQ Grand Opening
3 bands instead of 2!
Saturday, June 3
210 E. Hickory, Denton, TX
7pm to 10pm - $3 - B.Y.O.B.

9:00 The Angelus
8:00 shiny around the edges
7:00 Fra Pandolf

SECRET HEADQUARTERS?
DOESN'T IT DEFEAT THE PURPOSES IF YOU TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT???!!!

-j

2:27 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

is that a new one?

2:27 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Yeah. And it was on Pitchfork the other day and some other blogs before then, but "it has been removed at the request of the artist" at all the ones I've tried.

2:47 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

http://www.nonstuff.com/archives/2006/04/14/the-friday-good-podcast-23/


copy and paste that thing above, and listen to the song streaming via some podcast. It was the best I could find.

Pretty damn good song though. This has me excited about the new Rapture album.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad their shit sounds good.... i was worried the rapture would let dfa take over and forget that they kick a certain amount of ass on their own....

... echos was good, but it's one of those albums where you worry about them going to far up their own asses...... i mean, the band was 3 dudes, then it's 5, then it's 5 and a production team.... i'd like to see them get back to the basics a little more... i don't mind the electronic production shit, but that's not as important as the bands input

6:27 PM  
Anonymous iDi*the*elder said...

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is not bad, but it doesnt make Eno's top 10 in my opinion. Last time I listened to it I thought it just sounds too dated. For strange "transmissions from another planet" type stuff with a beat from the early 80s, I'll take Cabaret Voltaire anytime ...

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw you iDi*the*elder... screw you! You will like what I like!

Eh, "Arm of the Lord" is pretty awesome, though.

M-.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous JS said...

my favorite eno album is Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy... anybody else?

11:18 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Here come the warm jets

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah.... my two favorite are "taking tiger mountain..." and "life before and after science" (although there is one side of that record that i'm a bigger fan of than the other... unfortunately i don't remember if it's a or b)

12:40 PM  
Anonymous js said...

yeah here come the warm jets is really good too... second favorite for me. i think taking tiger mountain stuck with me because i remember the first time i heard mother whale eyeless i was completely blown away.

anyone want to start an eno tribute band?

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn. if every one werent going to

Strategies of Beauty, Vol. 1
Noise | Folk | Festival
RGRS July 1st 4PM - Close $5

and

SHQ Grand Opening
3 bands instead of 2!
Saturday, June 3
210 E. Hickory, Denton, TX
7pm to 10pm - $3 - B.Y.O.B.

9:00 The Angelus
8:00 shiny around the edges
7:00 Fra Pandolf

Then they might be interested to know that on July 1, Metrognome Collective is having an:
Independence Day BBQ and Politically Themed Gallery Show, Outdoor Fair and Film Screening
at the Metrognome collective
July 1, 2pm till 2am, $5

maybe we will be forced to move the date to July 8th, because i would hate to miss

Strategies of Beauty, Vol. 1
Noise | Folk | Festival
RGRS July 1st 4PM - Close $5

I must confer with the the high council.

-james

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, we will have a dunking booth. Thats right! a Dunking Booth. Any nominees for dunking?

-james

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe there may be a drunking booth at the after-party for the Strategies show.

Dates must be changed!

1:01 AM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

WEEEE!!! Thank you. It's awesome!

2:56 AM  
Anonymous id said...

Well there are two types of Eno records of course ... for the song/pop records, I'll take Another Green World by a mile. I hear you though, the B-side of Before and After Science is amazing. The A side is way too perky, kinda how I feel about Taking Tiger Mountain and a lot of Here Come the Warm Jets ... I do really like that stuff, but only occasionally.

Now as for the ambient stuff, that's a whole nother realm ... Music for Airports is the most famous, and while it is very good it is certainly not the best. I am a huge fan of the album he made w/ ambient pianist Harold Budd, Ambient2: The Plateau of Mirror ... and also of the very minimalist Discreet Music, one of his earliest ambient efforts ... and also Music for Film (eerie shorter pieces) and Ambient 4: On Land.

And the reason I like Another Green World is the pure and genius synthesis of the dual sides of Eno (song and ambient) .... the lush ambient balladry of B-side of Before and After Science to a lesser degree ...

~end of rant

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a little late with this one..
but taking tiger mountain is probably the MOST UNDERRATED record ever.try listening with headphones while falling asleep..
need no ambien tonite

10:54 PM  

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