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The Cords “Ghost Power” (1966)

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The Equals “Police on My Back” Explosion (1967)

a classic.

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Doom “Police Bastard”

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Bowery Electric “Beat” (1996)

It’s 1am in Seoul. Perfect.

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Swans The Great Annihilator (1994)

And I am the sun
I rise above the world 
And when the light goes out 
I kill another child 
And I am insane 
I crawl into your mouth 
I grow like a flower 
I grow a suicide 
And I am the sun 
And I am the light 
And I am the sun 
Yeah I am the light
And I am the dog
I cut out my eyes 
Yeah I will nullify 
My true love creation
And I am the sun 
I love everyone 
I live inside your chest
I grow like a cancer 
And I am the sun
And I am the light 
Yeah I am the sun 
Yeah I am the light

I love everyone (repeat)

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Psychic TV “New Sexuality” A Pagan Day (1984)

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The Modern Lovers “Roadrunner” (1972)

one of the best ever

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Buffy Sainte-Marie Illuminations (1969)

great record

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The Cramps “Garbage Man”

if you can’t dig me,
you can’t dig nothin.
do you want the real thing,
or are you just bluffing?

…do you understand?

fuck you, steely-mouthed bottom feeders of rhetoric
and hangers-on of literacy!  fuck you,
                 lovers of
the way things should be!

memory recollects.
knowing remembers.
whenever did language put you in charge and
wherever did tradition become a place?

who are you to idealize the romantic?

the taste of blood never was more metallic,
        of bile never more acidic—
acrid aroma of discourse!

o! our leaves of grass never could surpass
    platonic tradition alone—

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Antischism “Greedy Bastards” This is the Enemy EP (1990)

What did they put in the drinking water in Columbia, S.C., back in the 80s? Great stuff from Columbia from the late 80s, through the late 90s. Even now.

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Come Out is a 1966 piece by American composer Steve Reich. He was asked to write this piece to be performed at a benefit for the retrial of the Harlem Six, six black youths arrested for committing a murder during the Harlem Riot of 1964 for which only one of the six was responsible. Truman Nelson, a civil rights activist and the person who had asked Reich to compose the piece, gave him a collection of tapes with recorded voices to use as source material. Nelson, who chose Reich on the basis of his earlier work It’s Gonna Rain, agreed to give him creative freedom for the project.

Reich eventually used the voice of Daniel Hamm, one of the boys involved in the riots but not responsible for the murder; he was nineteen at the time of the recording. At the beginning of the piece, he says, “I had to, like, open the bruise up, and let some of the bruise blood come out to show them” (alluding to how Hamm had punctured a bruise on his own body to convince police that he had been beaten). The police had not previously wanted to deal with Hamm’s injuries, since he did not appear seriously wounded. It is probably the earliest instance of which a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths was recorded in a piece of music.

Reich re-recorded the fragment “come out to show them” on two channels, which initially play in unison. They quickly slip out of sync to produce a phase shifting effect, characteristic of Reich’s early works. Gradually, the discrepancy widens and becomes a reverberation and, later, almost a canon. The two voices then split into four, looped continuously, then eight, until the actual words are unintelligible. The listener is left with only the rhythmic and tonal patterns of the spoken words. Reich says in the liner notes of his album Early Works of using recorded speech as source material that “by not altering its pitch or timbre, one keeps the original emotional power that speech has while intensifying its melody and meaning through repetition and rhythm.” The piece is a prime example of process music.

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City of Caterpillar “And You’re Wondering How a Top Floor Could Replace Heaven” s/t (2002)

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His Hero is Gone Monuments to Thieves (1997)

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Discharge “I Won’t Subscribe” Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing (1982)

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Rodriguez “Inner City Blues” Cold Fact (1970)

from discogs:

Detroit-born Mexican-American guitarist and singer/songwriter.

Rodriguez released the solo album “Cold Fact” on the Sussex label in 1970. The blues-funk style of his overtly sociopolitical lyrics gained him little popularity in the US, where he once performed onstage with Hispanic activists the Brown Berets. However, his music found a resonance with a fan-base in South Africa, where he became somewhat of a cult legend. He also toured Australia with the band “Midnight Oil” during the 1980s.

Rodriguez is also known as “Sixto Rodriguez” and was once a Motown session musician. Works include: “Cold Fact”, “Coming From Reality”, “After The Fact” & “Sugarman: The Best Of Rodriguez”.

I haven’t seen the popular documentary, Searching for Sugarman, but want to. Is it any good? I have this record and until the doc was not aware he was a cult figure in South America.

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Killdozer “Going to the Beach” Snakeboy (1985)

love this song