defies any categorization. The Spokane, Washington raised DJ/musician/producer has fans as diverse as Flying Lotus, Erol Alkan and Tyler The Creator, who calls him «one of the most creative people to walk this earth».
«James Pants» was released in May 2011 on Stones Throw.
What can I say? I spent my junior high in Washington State.
I'm drawing a blank right now. I can't even remember what shows I've seen. Felix Kubin puts on a hell of a show.
Sadly, I've never been much of a huge Stevie fan. I hoe that doesn't make me less of a human. My favorite song of his hands down though is «Contusion». Power fusion for life.
This is absolute loneliness at it's finest.
Of course there is a reissue of this, but I mean the OG version. I was on the hunt forever. It would pop up on ebay like once a year, but always go for stupid money. In one of the most unfair moments in the history of record collecting, I had a friend find it in a thrift store for $4! I still can't believe it, but I saw the price sticker - so, it's true. He wasn't even really a big Gary Wilson fan, but he knew I needed it. I had to trade him like 50 records for it, but it was finally mine. A great day indeed.
This is one of my favorite jams ever. When I DJ, I often play it at the end and then shout about how I'm available for weddings, birthdays, sweet 16s, etc. Actually, I was playing in Birmingham, UK once and a mother contacted me afterwards to play her daughters birthday party. I would have done it too, but I was going to be back in the US.
My wife's favorite song, and so be default, one of mine as well.
I actually stole this from my dad's church, something which I feel forever bad. They were having a fall bazaar type sale, and they stored all the goods down in some basement room that my friends and I used for our junior high band. I grabbed this record because I had a crush on the girl on the cover. Which I found out later was Herb Alpert's wife.
The Antarctic seal noises from the Werner Herzog film «Encounters At The End of The World». It's not really a song per se, but the seals sound like a dying synthesizer. They are crazy. The perfect finale to life.
I know this is an obvious answer, but I think it's obvious because it's just a really, really good album. I went on a lot of road trips banging this album the whole way through. Something that's hard to do these days.
I only like this song because the video is so intensely disturbing. I mean, feathered hair, girl jeans, and facial tattoos make a weird combination. I think they scene they are apart of is called «scene-core». It's a really creepy scene. Really, really creepy. Oneohtrix Point Never even did a screwed version of this song, so obviously I'm not the only one with an affinity for it.
I was rocking this when I broke up with my girlfriend in university. I don't remember if the lyrics were about love or heartbreak, but either way it sounds sad.
I find this song goes well with Jamba Juice, sushi, and Rodeo drive.
Every single time, without fail.
Actually, this song isn't very party-ish because Bruce Haack was a dark soul by this point in his career, but at least it talks about partying the whole way through. And he says the lines, «Haack attack is back, Bruce Haack, anti-wack». Which is really cool for a dude in his 50s or 60s to say in 1983.
Well, since I told you the first record I stole, I guess the first one I bought was Led Zeppelin IV. I never much cared for «Stairway To Heaven» but I cared a whole lot for «Four Sticks» and «Black Dog».
Probably only because I play it out so damn much.
It has such a corporate boardroom/powerpoint presentation/stock holders meeting/infomercial vibe that it makes Sunday mornings a real motivational time.
I don't have any valuable records.
Technically, I know they didn't write the song originally, but I wish I wrote their version. It takes guts, big guns, and faux-socialist outfits to bust out a jam this hard.