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Sunday, 2 May 2010

A Book Review: The Heebie-Jeebies At CBGB’s


 
this post is not directly related to music, but rather music history or the cultural development of music if you like. id like to give a recommendation for a very interesting book that i read a while ago which i think is a good read for anyone interested in the cultural evolution that followed the revolution of the mid to late 1960s in the underground scenes, and/or jewish culture and art.
of course this books title seems a bit strange in the context of this non-punk blog, and a secret history of jewish punk by steven lee beeber in fact is a book about punk, and in fact i dont even like punk (with a few exceptions of course, otherwise i wouldnt have read this book either i guess). but also it not about punk itself, it is about the roots of punk music – which lay in the 1960s, as i said before. as i am still no punk fan, the fact that this genre also had its roots in jewish culture was completely new to me and raised the great curiosity in me that made me read this book. and it was more than worthwhile …

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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Dust: Stone Woman / Loose Goose (1971)


 
now this one usually should be really off my taste, but surprisingly this fantastic 45 by us hardrockers dust is one of my very favourites (their other work is good aswell, but these two tracks are the over-all highlight). maybe the most notable fact about this (to a certain extend) fairly obscure group is that their drummer was teenage (15 year old) marc bell, who later became the drummer of the punk-of-the-first-hour group the ramones and named himself marky ramone, and is featured on this recording aswell.
im sorry the vinyl is a little damaged, which is mainly to be noticed during the innocent whistling at the beginning of stone woman. but as the song instantly bursts out into a matchless rock inferno with some great drum beats and a fine guitar theme, it can fairly be heard then. stone woman is a powerful early 70s rock number that you should definitely not miss!
the b-side is even more frantic and somehow tongue-in-cheek. a speeeeeedy instrumental with fast drums and fantastic fast guitar work, very looooose! if that doesnt get you moving and flipping around, then you must be sedated somehow…
honestly, i don know …

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