Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Futures and Pasts

Am I the only one not really feeling this new Black Mountain album? I'm starting to warm up to it, but it seems less like "the future" and more like a dusty old LP that I might drop a buck on in a thrift store. Is this the new trend, hipster metal? Who was it who once said, "We fought wars against this stuff"?

I've recently come across two music blogs that will please those of us who still listen to our old punk rock singles. Always Searching for Music is the project of a Londoner with an enviable collection of singles and LP's from the early days of the punk era. Some of the bands featured are well-known, others less so.

Sailor Jerry is a brand of tattoo art and clothing; it is a store in downtown Philadelphia; and now it is a punk blog. Lots of oldies and goodies, plus some up and comers. They are fans of Atlanta bands like Beat Beat Beat, the Carbonas, and Black Lipps (Inc.) They also like one of my favorite bands, the Marked Men. Both of these bloggers know their punk rock history. And somehow I doubt that either of them would care for a sixteen minute dirge with an organ solo.


At 2/03/2008 8:48 PM , Blogger Nathan Nothin said...

Once again, thanks for the great heads-up about cool blogs you've discovered. Always Searching for Music is an excellent source of some hard to find music.

Keep up the good sleuthing.

At 2/06/2008 9:16 PM , Blogger Nathan Nothin said...

Man, I hope it's not redundant to post two comments back to back, but after you turned me on to ASFM, I wanted to let you know about a strange "anonymous" threat Gary got on his comments to the Suburban Studs posting. You should read it when you get a chance.

At 2/07/2008 7:01 AM , Blogger jonderneathica said...

That is a shame, especially since he's posting vinyl rips of singles that are mostly OOP, and he always links to CD's that his readers can purchase.


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