Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Music Library: Fleetwood Mac, Flipper, Floored By Four, Aretha Franklin, Frogs, F**ked Up, Funkadelic, Future of the Left


More catching up.

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977) and Tusk (1979). Two major cocaine-pop albums from the 70s. I used to love Tusk more and Rumours less, but now they have reversed in my opinion.

Flipper - Unreleased Studio Session Tape (bootleg, 1982) and Blow'n Chunks (1984). The former is a bootleg of a bunch of odds and ends that the band never got around to releasing. The latter is a live album. Both kick ass.

Floored By Four - Floored By Four (2010). Mike Watt, Nels Cline, Yuka Honda, and Dougie Bowne, screwing around and improvising. Cool idea, but pretty jammy and unfocused in practice.

Aretha Franklin - Live At Fillmore West (1971). If you are not hooked by the name and date of this album, I don't know what I can do for you.

The Frogs - It's Only Right And Natural (1989). Super-silly, deliberately offensive songs about gay sex and drugs from two guys who seem to only have firsthand knowledge of the latter. Pretty damn awesome. Warning: the following video is not safe for work, children, adults, or plants.

F**ked Up - Epics In Minutes (2004), Triumph of Life EP (2006), "Do They Know It's Christmas?," F**ked Up/Serena Maneesh Split 7" (2010), Year of the Ox EP (2010), David Comes To Life (2011), and Year of the Tiger (2012). One of the greatest bands in the world. Their last album, David Comes To Life, is perhaps the finest album of the last decade. Year of the Ox is also pretty much perfect.

Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop (1973). Starts with a track called "Nappy Dugout" and only gets funkier.

Future of the Left - The Plot Against Common Sense (2012). The best Future of the Left album so far, and Andy Falkous's best album since The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire.


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