Friday, November 23, 2007

Post #105 – The Friday Monkey Mix Vol. 54

1. A-Ha – Hunting high and low (1985)
2. Sahara Hotnights – Alright alright (here’s my fist, where’s the fight?) (2001)
3. The Cranberries – Salvation (1996)
4. Bob Dylan – It’s alright ma, I’m only bleeding (1965)
5. Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger (1964)
6. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Borderline (2004)
7. Ben E. King – Stand by me (1961)
8. Old Crow Medicine Show – Down home girl (2006)
9. The Beatles – And I love her (1964)
10. Chris Isaak – Blue hotel (1987)
11. Frank Sinatra – Fly me to the moon (1964)
12. Airiel – Blowin’ cool (2005)
13. Catherine Wheel – Black metallic (1992)
14. Khonnor – Coffin story (2003)
15. Pulp – This is hardcore (1998)

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Post #104 – The Monday Monkey Mix Vol. 53


1. Bright Channel – Night eyes (200?)
2. Carl Wayne – Way back in the fifties (1975)
3. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Mr Raffles (1975)
4. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – We’ll get by (2001)
5. Crowded House – Weather with you (1992)
6. Skylark – Wildflower (1974)
7. Peter Noone – Meet me on the corner down at Joe’s cafe (1974)
8. Jennifer Rush – The power of love (1985)
9. Brotherhood Of Man – Kiss me kiss me your baby (1975)
10. The Beatles – Come together (1969)
11. The Donnas – 40 boys in 40 nights (2001)
12. David Bowie – Rock & roll suicide (1974)
13. Lars Winnerbäck – I Stockholm (live) (2001)
14. Simon & Garfunkel – America (live) (1970)
15. God Is An Astronaut – A deafening silence (2005)

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Post #103 – The Friday Monkey Mix Vol. 52

Solveig, this is mix is dedicated to you. You will never read this, but my heart will always bleed for you, and I hope one day you and your loved one will find happiness once again. Honestly, if I had one wish… That’s what I would wish for.

You returning to your old self, impeccable health intact. I wish your nothing but the best.

1. Nirvana – Radio friendly unit shifter (1993)
2. Eric Idle – Money song (1972)
3. Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world (1967)
4. Masters Of Reality – Take a shot at the clown (1999)
5. Radiohead – Life in a glasshouse (2002)
6. Solomon Burke – Can’t nobody love you (1962)
7. Division Of Laura Lee – Wild and crazy (2003)
8. Fibes, Oh Fibes! – This city’s got no boulevards (2004)
9. Amy Winehouse – Do me good (2006)
10. Yoshikazu Mera – Mononoke
11. The Pogues – The leaving of Liverpool (1984)
12. The Platters – The wonder of you (195?)
13. Johan Johansson & The Best Fucking Band – Please don’t you shoot at Jesus (1997)
14. Stiff Little Fingers – Silver lining (live) (1981)
15. The Cooper Temple Clause – Amber (2002)

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Post #102 – The Soundtrack Of Our Lives



OMG LOOK! It’s a post by Monkey Bastard that’s not a mix! About damn time, frankly. This hasn’t happened since, what? August? This little thing on The Soundtrack Of Our Lives is something I’ve been planning for months but never got around to. I put it off for way too long. A band this good deserves its own post, period.

TSOOL got quite a buzz about five years ago, during the whole “garage rock revival” thing along with The Hives, The Strokes, The White Stripes etc. Despite the fact that they don’t even play garage rock. Their third album, 2001′s Behind The Music was nominated for a Grammy and everything. Formed in Gothenberg, Sweden in 1994 when Ebbot Lundberg (vocals) and Björn Olsson (lead guitars) rose from the ashes of their previous band: the infamous, hellraising rock maniacs Union Carbide Production (a band which I will also make a post about one day). UCP called it a day after four albums and a string of trashed venues. Go to YouTube and search for “Union Carbide Production”, for a couple of kick ass videos from back in the day (the 80′s…) with pure rock decadence and mayhem.

Welcome To The Infant Freebase (1996)



The first album, Welcome To The Instant Freebase was released in 1996 to glowing reviews. Rightfully so, it’s easily one of the top 5 Swedish albums of all time (along with The Hellacopters’ By The Grace Of God, The Hives’ Veni Vidi Vicious, Silverbullit’s Arclight, and one more album I can never decide on…Perhaps Kent’s Isola or Pugh Rogefeldt’s psych classic Ja Dä Ä Dä… but I can never make up my mind), and it ended up winning a grammy. Björn Olsson left shortly after the recording of the album to focus on a career as a solo artist and a producer. He was replaced by Mattias Bjäred.

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Extended Revelation For The Psychic Weakling Of Western Civilization (1998)

Two years later the follow up, Extended Revelation For The Psychic Weaklings Of Western Civilization saw the light of day, to good but not quite as glowing reviews as Welcome To The Infant Freebase, probably due to the fact that the band’s signature mix of good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, 60′s pop and psychedelia and 70′s arena rock was wittled down a bit and apart from two or three rockers, Extended Revelation… was a much more sombre affair. Darker, trippier and sometimes just downright weird. Consisting of leftover material from the first album and newly recorded material, it’s still a damn good album, just not as “direct” as the rest of their catalogue. Parts of it take a while to get into, but it’s well worth it.

Pointless trivia: The album contains a track entitled Jehova Sunrise, which was one of the names the members were playing around with thinking of a name for their band. Luckily, they didn’t go for it.


Century child

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Behind The Music (2001)



As mentioned above, 2001 saw the release of Behind The Music, considered to be their return to form, and the album that introduced them to the world. They appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman and the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, performing the lead single from the album, Sister Surround.

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Origin Vol. 1 (2004)



After Behind The Music, the world seemed to be their oyster. Whatever that means. Origin Vol. 1 was deemed a little anti-climactic after its power predecessor. And it perhaps it was. It didn’t contain anything new, just more of the same and perhaps that’s what disappointed people. It does have it’s weak moments, and it’s the only TSOOL release that not essential, but it’s still a good album that needs to be heard by as many people as possible.

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A Present From The Past (2005)


TSOOL planned to release Origin Vol. 2 shortly after the release of Vol. 1, but had a change of heart and postponed Vol. 2 indefinitely (it will most likely be released in 2008) and instead put out this double disc rarities collection containing 32 track recorded between 1995 and 2005. B-sides, tracks from out of print EP’s, and never before released tracks from the Origin sessions, this is a great introduction for anyone not familiar with the band as well as an unmissable treat for the converted, as it contains all non-album tracks the band has ever recorded. It also has one of the coolest packaging and album artwork in recent years. So cool that you don’t see what’s so cool about it until you look reeeeeeaaaaaal close.


Avenger Hill Street blues

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If you like what you hear (and I’m pretty sure you will), get busy buying the albums and supporting the artist.

Okay, that’ll do for now. There will be a new Monkey Mix tomorrow featuring Nirvana, Radiohead, Solomon Burke, Fibes Oh Fibes, The Platters, The Pogues and Amy Winehouse. So I’ll see you tomorrow, bitches.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Post #101 – The Monday Monkey Mix Vol. 51

1. Queens Of The Stone Age – Like a drug (2005)
2. The Lemonheads – Tenderfoot (1996)
3. Bob Marley – Reaction (1970)
4. Shiina Ringo – Tsumi to batsu (2000)
5. Slipknot – Vermilion pt. 2 (2004)
6. Elvis Presley – In the ghetto (1968)
7. Cypress Hill  – 3 lil’ putos (1993)
8. Al Bowlly – Guilty (1931) 
    ^ The oldest song ever included in a Monkey Mix! (so far…)

9. Beastie Boys – Shake your rump (1989)
10. Gluecifer – Easy livin’ (2002)
11. Thåström – Ingen sjunger blues som Jeffrey Lee Pierce (2005)
12. Khonnor – Megan’s present (2004)
13. Hansson & Karlsson – Pick-up (1969)
14. The White Stripes – Little ghost (2005)
15. Led Zeppelin – Dazed and confused (1969)

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Post #100 – The Friday Monkey Mix Vol. 50

100!

Yeah, that’s right. Monkey Bastard made it to a hundred posts. Meh. Big deal. Ain’t goin’ fancy. Three big figures and an exclamation point is all you’re getting. And another fucking kick ass Monkey Mix.

1. Pearl Jam – Once (1991)
2. Laika And The Cosmonauts – Beat girl (1988)
3. Opeth – Soldier of fortune (2006)
4. Television – See no evil (1977)
5. Nouvelle Vague – Teenage kicks (2004)
6. Primal Scream – Medication (1997)
7. Coldplay – Spies (2000)
8. Beck – Get real paid (1999)
9. The Clash – Lost in the supermarket (1979)
10. Korki Buchek – Bing bang (2006)
11. Leonard Nimoy – Highly illogical (1968)
12. The Pogues – Streams of whiskey (1984)
13. Corrosion Of Conformity – Rise river rise (2005)
14. Suede – Still life (1994)
15. Mastodon – Joseph Merrick (2004)

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Post #99 – The Monday Monkey Mix Vol. 49

I didn’t post Friday because… well, I forgot. But mourn not, children! Monkey Bastard is here to give you: The Monkey Bastard Mix Volume 49 – The Pulp Fiction edition!!!

1. The Statler Brothers – Flowers on the wall (1965)
2. New York City – I’m doin’ fine now (1973)
3. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Four ages (part II) (1996)
4. Keane – Can’t stop now (2004)
5. Al Green – Let’s stay together (1972)
6. Lt. Pigeon – Moldy old dough (1972)
7. Weezer – Surf wax America (1994)
8. Ricky Nelson – Lonesome town (1958)
9. Tom Waits – I’m your late night evening prostitute (1971)
10. Linsey De Paul – Sugar me (1972)
11. Dusty Springfield – Son of a preacher man (1969)
12. Pearl Jam – Smile (1996)
13. The Hellacopters – Truckloads of nothin’ (2000)
14. The 13th Floor Elevators – I don’t ever want to come down (1967)
15. Urge Overkill – Girl, you’ll be a woman soon (1994?)

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