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Beanpole is right here, with all his kin

 All My Kin is the primary—and possibly solely—launch by the mysterious outsider music group referred to as Beanpole. Not precisely an idea album, however very a lot an idea album, All My Kin tells warped and demented tales of animal-human hybrids, onion-loving farmers, consuming, cousins and different enjoyable stuff. Many of the music originated from between 1984 and the early 90s and it was Les Claypool, he of Primus, who initially wished to launch a many years’ value of Beanpole’s output on his Prawn Tune imprint…

Watching ‘The Prisoner’ with ‘Repo Man’ director Alex Cox

Watching ‘The Prisoner’ with ‘Repo Man’ director Alex Cox  It seems leaving your home nonetheless pays generally: if I hadn’t stepped right into a bookstore final weekend, I might be unaware of Alex Cox’s newest quantity, I Am (Not) A Quantity: Decoding the Prisoner. Kamera Books printed it within the UK final December to mark the collection’ 50th anniversary, and the e-book got here out within the US this Could. Like his introductions to cult films on Moviedrome—like his interpretation of his personal Repo Man, for…

Earlier than ‘Grand Theft Auto’ there was ‘SCAM: The Sport of Worldwide Dope Smuggling’

Earlier than ‘Grand Theft Auto’ there was ‘SCAM: The Sport of Worldwide Dope Smuggling’  Monopoly lately launched a brand new model of its board recreation referred to as the “Cheaters Version.” It’s precisely what you suppose it's. As an alternative of transferring across the board buying property like society has educated us to do, gamers are actually inspired to LIE and CHEAT their approach to commodity and wealth. As a result of life isn’t imagined to be honest. This practical portrayal of the enterprise world…

Tiny Tim, the Cleveland Browns and a bear made a sword and sorcery film

Tiny Tim, the Cleveland Browns and a bear made a sword and sorcery film  As a solution to “The Tremendous Bowl Shuffle,” the 1986 Cleveland Browns launched this brief fantasy movie on dwelling video. It co-stars Tiny Tim and a educated bear. Masters of the Gridiron considerations a wonderful dream Browns middle Mike Baab has after sustaining an enormous head harm on the sphere—you realize, the sort that causes everlasting mind harm in individuals who play soccer. After shedding consciousness, Baab awakes in an…

‘I’m Gonna Smash Your Face In’: ‘60s bubblegum meets proto-punk on this obscure 1973 single

‘I’m Gonna Smash Your Face In’: ‘60s bubblegum meets proto-punk on this obscure 1973 single  Wow, have you ever heard the 1973 single credited to a bunch known as Grudge? It’s completely wild! These glamtastic tunes concurrently recall earlier eras and one which hadn’t occurred but. The A-side, “When Christine Comes Round,” at first brings to thoughts 1960s bubblegum and lady teams, and possesses a troublesome, chugging rhythm. Because the tune progresses, the vocal turns into an increasing number of aggressive—turning…

Van Morrison abruptly releases long-sought-after ‘Catacombs Tapes’ on iTunes UK

Van Morrison abruptly releases long-sought-after ‘Catacombs Tapes’ on iTunes UK  Yesterday was a very good day for Van Morrison completists. Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks is without doubt one of the most necessary and most particular albums of the 1960s. The album was recorded in New York in September/October 1968 and launched a couple of weeks later. Morrison composed the music in Boston through the summer season of 1968, and a sequence of gigs at a venue known as the Catacombs, situated at at 1120 Boylston Avenue within…

The fascinating world of tribute bands

The fascinating world of tribute bands  I’m fascinating by the subculture of tribute bands. The teams which can be severe work arduous to copy no matter act they're paying tribute to, and I’m intrigued by all of the completely different causes why they do it. It’s not simply the bands which can be fascinating, but in addition the attendees of the exhibits, a few of whom are fanatical. Within the early 2000s, a number of indie documentaries regarding the topic had been launched, however they’ve all been just about…

Radio, Radio: Behold, the best assortment of novelty radios identified to mankind!!!

Radio, Radio: Behold, the best assortment of novelty radios identified to mankind!!!  A couple of 12 months in the past, I shared a compilation of wacky telephones that I had present in a novelty collector’s guide. Shortly after publishing, I obtained a weird, cryptic e mail from an nameless particular person, id hidden for safety functions, with a tip a couple of far larger hobbyist ring. These have been AM/FM radios.  We exchanged a number of emails. The person wished to be known as “The Buzz.” He claimed that he…

The hilarious Renaissance artwork GIFs of ‘Scorpion Dagger’

The hilarious Renaissance artwork GIFs of ‘Scorpion Dagger’  Artist James Kerr was on the lookout for one thing new to do, so he determined he’d begin making GIFs ‘trigger he thought that’d be enjoyable. “In some way,” he tells me, “I figured the easiest way to study was to attempt to make one per day for a whole yr, and see the place all of it went from there. This was again in 2012.” Kerr shares his work below the identify Scorpion Dagger. Over the previous six years, he has produced lots of of GIFs that includes art…

Legendary ‘zine Ben Is Useless turns 30: ‘We’re simply gonna do it’

 The fanzine Ben Is Useless was, and nonetheless is, a fucking LEGEND so far as ‘zines go so, interviewing founder Darby Romeo about her life and instances was other-level-cool for me. Rising up in Los Angeles, sure issues stay indelibly printed in my reminiscence: driving by the engaging Anti-Membership signal simply earlier than my mother obtained onto the 101 South, the horny scent of leather-based jackets from rock retailers on Hollywood Blvd, and this precept: comedian guide shops and low retailers could possibly be…

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