Thursday, January 28, 2016

Best Song from Elliott Smith Heaven Adores You Documentary


An amazing song from the documentary Heaven Adores You. The soundtrack is out soon with unreleased songs on it and it's streaming now on NPR here.

The soundtrack is alright, but check out my collections of rarities and unreleased Elliott Smith songs that are organized so that you can pretend they're real albums here: Two "New" Elliott Smith Albums: "A Shot of White Noise" and "Violent Girl."



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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Temps de l'Amour à Paris, C'est-à-Dire----------------- It's Love Time Paris, aka World


I'm in Paris right now and if this war is a lifestyle fight, the French are winning. (If it's about imperialism, that's another story...) But, as mademoiselle Hardy sings, it´s time for love, time for friends and adventure. When the time comes and goes, we won't think anything of these wounds...Because the time of love is long and short, it lasts forever. We remember.





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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nirvana :: I Hate Myself and I Want to Die

Nirvana :: I Hate Myself and I Want to Die

You can stream the album after the jump. I decided to bring this post back to life in honor of the new Montage of Heck collection that just came out. It's hard not to see these releases (see also With the Lights Out) as blatant attempts to capitalize on Nirvana's 'legacy,' which Kurt probably wouldn't be too happy with.

It's a bad joke to see Nirvana shirts in stores being sold alongside Guns N Roses shirts and chains and leather wristbands. To underline this very clear point, Axel Rose is a person who penned the lyrics "immigrants and faggots, they make no sense to me. They come to our country and think they'll do as they please" in the racist, homophobic song "One in a Million." I don't even want to mention whatever this is. Kurt stood for a lot of things that are forgotten. His music was more punk rock and folk than metal. Most glaringly, he was an anti-consumer and anti-authoritarian in a commercial machine. Most under-appreciated, he was incredibly outspoken about LGBT rights and he was a feminist in an industry of misogyny and overblown masculinity.

Kurt Cobain is remembered in a really weird way. Imagine what we would think of him if he had actually recorded the acoustic album he was talking about doing with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and went on to make more albums long after people stopped caring. His life was too short for him to have had a lot of b-roll lying around, which is why these posthumous releases are just putting out whatever half-stoned demo Kurt committed to tape. But there are a lot of decent songs lying around, which is why I initially made this mix.

à la 2011:
The reissue of the 20 year old Nevermind inspired me to post a collection of Nirvana b-sides and unreleased songs. So, if the With the Lights Out collection was too dense and at times impossible to listen to, try this on. The title of the mix comes from the joke name that Kurt Cobain wanted to give In Utero.

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