Newly posted live video of Country Teasers in Louisville

Having posted several other Country Teasers videos, I’m always surprised at how many views they end up receiving. It’s not like they are a particularly well known band, but those of us who love them, obviously cannot get enough.

Watch Platinum Tips, from Royal Trux performance at Webster Hall, last night

The reunion moves on, as a third reunion date has been confirmed for next year’s Levitation Festival.

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/reunited-scuzz-rock-duo-royal-trux-cashes-in

Get an MBV Loveless duvet cover as a constant reminder of the sad state of affairs that is your love life

https://society6.com/product/my-bloody-valentine-loveless_duvet-cover#46=342

Actually, it’s pretty cool and stylish, making it the perfect winter warmer in which to wrap yourselves as you listen to Creation Records soon to be released 5CD history of Shoegaze comp, Still In A Dream.

http://www.creation-records.com/still-in-a-dream-a-story-of-shoegaze-boxset-to-be-released/

my bloody valentine loveless duvet

 

The story of Harvey Danger’s, Flagpole Sitta.

http://www.avclub.com/article/why-harvey-dangers-90s-alt-rock-hit-flagpole-sitta-227937
So I just watched the first episode of the new, and final, season of one of the funniest shows of all time, Peep Show, to which Flagpole Sitta provides the theme, and wanted to post this interesting, recent look at the enduring legacy of a nineties one hit wonder. Now barring the aforementioned hit, I was entirely unfamiliar with Harvey Danger’s catalog, but as for as random nineties alterna radio rock goes, this is one of the few songs that I’ve always enjoyed hearing (the Peep Show connection has only legitimized that feeling). Cute, catchy and instantly recognizable, the music belies the song’s cynical and disaffected lyrical bent, which only adds to it’s credibility as a Post-Grunge, Powerpop/Pop-Punk though it is, generational anthem.

Having listened to the other songs linked in this post, I think that had they been around in the more indie band friendly eighties, Harvey Danger could have ridden the crest of College Rock, alongside R.E.M., The Replacements, and other such luminaries, to a place well beyond the land of the one hit wonder. Either way, it’s nice to hear a popular Rock song from that era that doesn’t suck. Know what I mean?

Been around the world and found
That only stupid people are breeding
The cretins cloning and feeding
And I don’t even own a TV

Also, is it just me or does anyone else think that it bears at least a slight resemblance to this part of Willie Wonka’s bad trip boat ride? Anyone wanna do a mash up?

What Is Royal Trux? is finally streaming on youtube!

I’ve been trying to locate my VHS of this for quite some time, and have to assume by this point that it was accidentally given away in a box of assorted videos, as I was cleaning house. Bummer. Thankfully, Conama U.S.A. recently uploaded this 1990 obscurity to youtube, exposing the world to the mad genius of early Trux. Mind you, this is for more for the Trux obsessed, as I can hardly picture anyone else having the desire to take a trip this deep into the drug addled, conspiracy riddled, Avant Rock world of early Trux. Definitely worth a look for fans, if only for the ample live footage, of which there is little else from this era. Of course Trux have a pretty hardcore fan base that will be more than happy to surrender ourselves to an hour and twenty minutes of their particular insanity.

Royal Trux reunite for second gig: Webster Hall, NY, December 19th

I consider this a very good sign. December 19th, 2015: A Night To Remember.
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6198235

Spacemen 3’s, Big City, was on last night’s Simpson’s episode?!

http://pitchfork.com/news/61396-spacemen-3s-big-city-everybody-i-know-can-be-found-here-featured-on-the-simpsons/

According to Sonic Boom, “When I saw the script I was psyched. I couldn’t imagine a sweeter use of that track in this context, and particularly in context of a “trip” scene. [That is] something that’s usually for me a high point of ‘The Simpsons’ oeuvre. I imagine it is what people in bands secretly, or openly, dream of. Animation is so useful for these sort of stretches of reality.”

Far from one one of my favorite S3 songs, but a how could I not dig on The Simpsons crossover? Simpsmens 3.