Hollywood Brats – ‘Sick On You’

Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with? Hollywood Brats frontman Andrew Matheson did, and as a result he wrote the trashiest, most obnoxious, anti-love song you’ll ever hear – Sick On You. That’s not Sick OF You, it’s Sick ON You. It was a short-lived romance, but it sure did piss him off! You been with me six weeks Well that’s six weeks too long You thought we was Romeo and Juliet Well you couldn’t have been more wrong...

Roxanne Shanté – “Have a Nice Day” from her 1989 hip hop classic “Bad Sister”

You guys, I have been so busy packing up mail-order for Cassette Day, which is tomorrow, that I totally spaced my Record of the Day duties! So i’m going to knock this one out quickly with Queens battle rapper Roxanne Shanté. She was the fiercest female MC in the Juice Crew. The Juice Crew counted Biz Markie, Marley Marl, Kool G Rap, and Craig G. among it’s ranks. One of Shanté’s records really got the ball rolling for the Juice Crew, her answer record to UTFO’s...

DAVID BOWIE Released His Ingenious ‘HEROES’ LP 40 Years Ago…

13 October 2017 Artist: DAVID BOWIE Album: HEROES – his 12th LP – the second of the so-called Berlin trilogy… Released: 14 October 1977 – 40 years ago… Rolling Stone wrote: “ ‘Heroes’ is the second album in what we can now hope will be a series of David Bowie-Brian Eno collaborations because this album answers the question of whether Bowie can be a real collaborator. Like his work with Lou Reed, Mott the Hoople and Iggy Pop, Low, Bowie’s...

TURKISH DELIGHT – Here’s Stand Out Track ‘GRAMMY’ From 1996 Cult Debut LP ‘TOMMY BELL’…

12 October 2017 TURKISH DELIGHT was an experimental and electrical post-punk quartet from Boston, MA formed in 1994 and led by charismatic singer Leah Callahan. Their especial, wayward debut album Tommy Bell appeared two years later. The band toured the US and gained a dedicated local following but split, unfortunately, soon afterward to come back in 1998 for one hometown gig to promote second album Howcha Magowcha. Now, thanks to Boston based independent label I Heart Noise that strenuous...

“Your Gonna Miss Me”: A Film About Roky Erickson

Let’s just start by saying I am not the biggest 13th Floor Elevators fan in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I liked some of their songs and they were obviously a hugely influential, protopunk, seminal Garage/Psychedelia band. But what I really loved about the music was the vocalist, Roger Kynard Erickson, better know to the rock world as “Roky”. Roky was gifted with a voice that was always ready to explode. The Roky that I dug was post-Elevators. While with the Elevators...

Mitty Collier – Shades of a Genius (1965)

After a long, hot summer, it’s finally cooling off outside, and a perfect record to listen to on a crisp fall morning with the windows open has to be Mitty Collier’s Shades of a Genius, released in 1965 on Chess Records. The album is Collier’s tribute to Ray Charles, recording many of his songs in homage, with her flawless, soulful vocals that can soothe and lift your spirits at the same time. Born in Alabama in 1941, Collier is still alive, though she left her secular singing...