I think the part I really like about this community is that we have a pretty focused taste in music, surely based around garage punk. But damn, I've been listening to '66 garage since I was a kid. And I've been around the block and thought I heard it all. SO, in this day and age i am still digging in record bins looking for eras of lost styles from Surf to Blues to Country to Swing to Psych to Punk to Trash to whatever...( i could keep going on here )
My point being, Is there any cool undiscovered stuff?? Have we heard it all?? Weird African Tribe records or Russian Folk music has been turning me on so much lately because I NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE!! I would love to turn you on with my records via Sonic Nightmares radio show here at GaragePunk.com so if you think you might have something tasty, i dunno, some cajun hillbilly soul music or something, post it here in this discussion so we all can take a leap into some muddier waters. We all deserve it, so put on your thinking caps and let's blow each others minds... and hopefully stop talking about the new Guns N Roses release...
Looking forward to the undiscovered genre gems. Sorry I have none. I always wanted to hear a band play in a real cave though.
Definitely can rock out to weird African Tribal rhythms, but can only tolerate Russian folk music (certainly not to be confused with Russian doom metal) in limited doses unless I'm the one singing it torturing others -- then I can stand on the rooftop all night. My first taste of this was at church masses spoken & sung in Russian Ukranian followed up by God awful stuff that made me cringe. The only redeeming factor was the fact that it was unheard and very different from what I like/d. Think the Russians, for me, are better off just doing drinking songs. Radio Moscow would probably not be a station I'd frequently turn on.
It's funny talking about metal though, too, because alot of countries NOW, are really known for that industrial, dark sounding music and it's really, really hard to find what rocks me there. Way back, especially Communist countries,
would probably pique my interest with the stuff they weren't allowed to play inspired by U.S. bands - with a Russian (for instance) take on songs. I like that certain music being restricted (not that this is a good thing at the core) was the catalyst for an underground hub which is where the nuggets I'd like to hear, but never have, hide. Now I'm curious to see what will surface.
1) Polish rocker KAZIK STASZEWSKI, who sometimes records with his band KULT. I don't understand the language, but he's like the Polish Nick Cave. Some great stuff. He's done "tribute" albums to Tom Waits and Kurt Weil (except that one has a version of Cave's "Mercy Seat" for some reason. Sometimes he strays off into a weird style of Polish hip hop, which I'm not crazy about. But basically Kazik rocks. I was playing Kazik on my iPod in my car when I stopped to get gas this morning. A cop was there filling up in front of me. Boy did he look at me weird as Kazik bellowed some strange drunken Polish lament.
2) Punk Polka. The music of bands like Polkacide and The Polkaholics is great fun. Also I enjoy Waila, a style of polka performed by American Indians in southern Arizona. I'm not kidding.
3) Los Tigres del Norte -- pioneers of Narcocorrido, are great.
4) Fooling around on the Calabash Music site, I discovered some weird twisted blues from Turkey and Romania, both of which use elements of their native folk musics mixed in with good old American blues. Here's my review of that a couple of years back: http://steveterrell.blogspot.com/2006/01/terrells-tune-up-internati...
The bands are Nightloser (Romania) and Istanbul Blues Kumpanyasi (Turkey)
After I do my Christmas podcast in a couple of weeks I'm going to do a world music podcast with some of this stuff. It definitely won;t be yor typical world-beat weenie show.
Wow, this is getting good. My feeling is that teen angst is universal (As well as adult-angst) but since our culture has tried to make a product from this music, forms and structures get quickly copied and you get recording waves like Rockabilly, Surf, Garage to whatever... I'm loving where this is thread can go because I believe there is this 'red line' going through all kinds of music which is created by the younger musicians having to prove themselves to the elders. Call it tribal punk if you want, that's what I think I'm looking for to some extent.
maaan...there's so much! i have like 30,000 records & whenever i go to another record collectors place (especially norton records HQ or Dick Blackburn's pad) i find hundreds of records i have never heard of...also there's wild garage, soul, rockabilly, weirdness from poland, china, everywhere! i could sent ya links for years to come just from ebay alone...ya gotta look elsewhere...everywhere...and meet likeminded lunatics! and raid their record collection...
yeah yeah yeah... for sure this is getting interesting.
SWT: thanks for the tips, will be looking into those...
Howie: I just checked out pics of you in your record romper room, wow! I've had the pleasure of some of my best friends having collections like you. And you are right, it's usually the best source to find something wacky and weird for sure. What I would totally dig from you is just a tip or two, just point a few weird records out. Maybe some South America Samba gospel garage jazz sampler that recently came out...
Stig: Thermos Malling is one of the true great artists and one of my biggest inspiration! The Spectral Light & Moonshine Firefly Snakeoil Jamboree sounds interesting, gonna dig around for that one right now, thanks!!
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