The Honeymoon Killers – Laugh at Me: Huh, a Sonny Bono cover. Learn something everyday, I do.
Minor Threat – Minor Threat: Punk day rising.
Leather Hyman – Deaf in One Eye: A song title that probably seemed real clever when they thought of it (but, actually, a really good song).
Blind Willie McTell – Broke Down Engine: From a fun collection of his tunes.
Catherinr Ribeiro – Une Infinie Tendresse: This song always makes me think I’m watching a Dario Argento film.
Husker Du – What Do I Want: Quite possibly a throat lozenge.
Hans Zimmer – One Simple Idea: Watching Inception enough on cable makes that BOOM BOOM BOOM music get lodged on one’s head, leading to a soundtrack purchase. Conspiracy, I tell you…
Boredoms – Synthesizer Guide Book On Fire: Which I guess means all the chocolate is melted.
Many enjoying Spring:
And one Milhouse:
Amon Tobin – Mighty Micro People: Neat, low-key tune with a catchy beat.
Deerhoof – Don’t Get Born: Good advice.
Atari Teenage Riot – Death of a President (A Cappella): Well, it was a short death, I guess.
Boredoms – Pop Can: From the goofy experimental side of the band.
The New Blockaders / Merzbow / Anomali – Kali-Yuga Karma: About as noisy as you might expect from this collaboration.
Miss Violetta Beauregarde – How to Use a Good Idea Till it Turns into a Bad Idea: Yet another short song ripping through the Random Eight today.
Archers of Loaf – White Trash Heroes: The first song today that I immediately knew the title of without looking at the iPod display.
Clash – City of the Dead: The song that unwittingly launched the current ZOMBIE craze…maybe…
Butthole Surfers – Graveyard: Surfing my way to apathy every Random Eight the band appears.
Jay Reatard – My Shadow: Manic Jay.
Boris – Flower, Sun, Rain: From Rock Dream, a fantastic live collection collaborating with noisy Merzbow.
Poster Children – He’s My Star: Slower song from the band, and possibly a little corny compared to most of their efforts. Still, a bit catchy and from a great era of their music.
Skinny Puppy – Circustance: Angry-sounding tune from the dark Last Rights.
Rasputina – My Little Shirtwaist Fire: The first song from the first full-length album from the cello / drum band that would set the stage for years of fun, creepy tunes.
Archers of Loaf – Fat: Short song that has a rapid way of capturing the band’s loud, intense nature.
Tomorrow is Already Here – Best Advices: Hi Garret.
The bees aren’t content to let the fading Blue Bells disappear without a last supper (how is that for an Easter reference…HA!).
Cheer Accident – The Day After I Never Met You: This is a bit crazier than last week’s Cheer Accident showing.
Dreadnots – Intro to the Bornless Ones: Short noisy track leading into something bigger…that the Random Eight will not identify for us today…maybe…
Parson Sound – Milano: Wacky jazz in search of a cookie.
Oneida – Fantastic Morgue: From a split EP with Liars, a fun, fast tune from one of my favorite current bands.
Warren Zevon – The French Inhaler: Great piano/vocal version of a great song.
Cursive – Escape Artist: Typical misery from the band.
The Kinks – Apeman: If it weren’t for the Random Eight, I’d probably never hear the Kinks songs on the iPod…so, happy for both.
Boredoms – 10: From Super Roots 6, a typical expression of weirdness from these collections.
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