Year: 1999

  • How I Did My Knee In

    Whenever I get up, my right knee clicks like a couple of walnuts coming to a bad end. This alarming noise can be traced back to one night in 1987 when I was almost trampled by a police horse. Okay, it wasn’t that close but have you ever been chased by a copper on a…

  • Toys

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  • Skies

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  • Earlham Park

    Click here Ahhh…Earlham Park. Lovely park, lovely all-day breakfast!

  • Crazy Penis – A Nice Hot Bath with….

    I’ve had this CD for a while now so I can unashamedly recommend it. It’s nine sublimey bopping choons lasting around seventy minutes. The feel is sort-of Fila Brazillia/Pork Records stuff but is peraps a bit more mainstream poppy, which is fine by me. I guess you’d broadly call it house but definitely towards the…

  • How To Make A Schmindie Video

    From: EMI/Seagrams/Warners/Sony Joint Concerns Zaibatsu To: Alternative Music Marketing Heads CC: MTV, VH1, NME, MM This document (as agreed by the CC of the JCZ at this year’s Midem) lays out a basic guide framework for video promotion targeted primarily at the white, male, middle-class college demographic (hereafter known as schmindie kids). Whilst being primarily…

  • Various – Hashisheen, The End Of Law

    (Sub Rosa : SR154) Author: Jyoti Mishra Date: 1999/03/27 Forum: uk.music.alternative more headers author posting history Ummm..this is probably the weirdest thing I bought today. Sonic cathedrals of sound (provided by people like Bill Laswell, Eyeless In Gaza, Jah Wobble, Techno Animal, Sussan (sic) Deyhim and Helios Creed) with readings by William Burroughs, Genesis P.…

  • Family Of God – We Are The World

    (Ochre Records : OCH008LCD) Author: Jyoti Mishra Date: 1999/03/27 Forum: uk.music.alternative more headers author posting history Never heard of this lot but bought it after a quick listen in Soundclash. Very strange mix. The first track is quite psych-rock and slow, brooding. Sounds most like slow Nick Cave but with less gruff vocals. But then…

  • Trans Am – Futureworld

    (Thrill Jockey : Thrill062) Author: Jyoti Mishra Date: 1999/03/27 Forum: uk.music.alternative more headers author posting history The only other TA stuff I’ve got is their City Slang cd ‘Surrender To The Night’ which I love. I used to play ‘Cologne’ when I was DJing and it always rocked the floor. This album is heavier and…

  • Prince Paul – A Prince Among Thieves

    I just had to stick this on cos I got it late today and have been listening to it non-stop. It’s fucking brilliant. As good as the Roots and BEP albums are, this one’s my fave so far in ’99. The liner notes say it’s been three years since ‘Psychoanalysis’ which I can’t believe. That…

  • The Roots – Things Fall Apart

    This is a much bleaker sounding album than their last. The first track ‘Act Won’ is sort of ‘Mo Better Blues’ set to music crossed with the message of Consolidated’s ‘Play More Music’. Overall, the feel is sort of a cross between the Pharcyde’s ‘Labacabincalifornia’ and the JBs ‘Wit The Remedy.’ It’s the complete antithesis…

  • Fourtet – Dialogue

    Author: Jyoti Mishra Date: 1999/03/05 Forum: uk.music.alternative Bought this just off ukma recommendation. 12 track album that most reminds me of the Notwist, though can’t quite say why. It’s a lot more jazz than the Notwist and far less glum but there’s something…. It also reminded me of the Slicker album in its broadness of…

  • Cylob – Previously Unavailable On Compact Disc

    (Rephlex) Author: Jyoti Mishra Date: 1999/03/05 Forum: uk.music.alternative Another comp, this one a bit more recent. Starts off with the quite stunningly beautiful Flicklife which reminds me of John Carpenter’s film stuff. All of the stuff on here has been out before but it’s good to have it all rubbing shoulders. I guess that also…

  • Aerial M – Post Global Music

    (Domino) Author: Jyoti Mishra Date: 1999/03/05 Forum: uk.music.alternative This is a remix thingy with versions by Flacco, Tied & Tickled Trio, DJ Your Food and Bundy K Brown. The Flacco mix is quite guitarry but with a CP-30 burbling its hi hats over the top. Again, the whole effect is a bit Notwisty cos it’s…

  • Vaselines – The Way Of The Vaselines, A Complete History

    (Sub Pop) Author: Jyoti Mishra Date: 1999/03/05 Forum: uk.music.alternative I just had to get this when I saw it on CD, I know it’s old stuff but so what? It’s a great comp, with a foreword by Eugene himself. Classic pop songs like Monsterpussy, Rory Rides Me Raw, Dying For It and of course the…

  • Black Eyed Peas – Behind The Front

    (Interscope) Author: Jyoti Mishra Date: 1999/03/05 Forum: uk.music.alternative This has got slagged a lot by the rock press (what a surprise) but I love it. It’s very, very poppy, nearly every track is a stunna and they do the ‘live band playing hip hop’ thing excellently. In fact, I prefer it to the Roots cos…

  • The Cuban Boys

    Just some snaps from when they visited me in Norwich. Click here