Dec 18, 2017

Smashin' Podsistorscast #26: Haunted...Haughty...Wiggly...Weedy

Neck snappin' snares, tube driven wiggles, horns haunted & haughty, jangle weedy and ramblin', machines whirlin' and brain cell torching hiss. It's time for another episode of Smashin' Transistors!


Here's What You'll Hear:
True West
- Steps to The Door
Seance Sisters - Hammer of Witches
Honey Radar - Please Call Me Frogman
The Sulks - Ain't Life Funny
ISS - It's A Chore
Strip Kings - Slow Panic
Chain & the Gang - Rome Wasn't Burned in a Day
Archie Shepp  - Mama Too Tight
23 Skidoo - Vegas El Bandito
gSp - Life Eraser
Bloody Show - Open Fire
Krypto-Narcs - Plastic Bag
Red Transistor - Not Bite
En Kernaghan Projekt Experience Banned 1997 - Things Are Constantly Changing 
Tracy Lee Summer - You Are Gone
Dion Lunadon - Reduction Agent
Obnox - I Hate Everything
Prom Nite - No Motivation
The Golden Boys - So Cowboy
Jimmy Minor - Satan's Chauffeur

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Dec 2, 2017

THE ORIGINAL PANTHER BURNS "Rock Me" 7inch


What started as a performance art thing to confuse and confound the Memphis intelligentsia and uptights alike in 1979, Panther Burns have been around for close to four decades now. Over all that time, the people in the band back Tav Falco have changed many times as has the music, slithering through a gamut of weirdo rockabilly and the swampiest of rock to eventually stabs at the great American songbook and straight up tango music.

If one wants to hear something close as they can to something that sounds like the ORIGINAL Panther Burns lineup that's happening in the right here/right now, most would probably not expect to hear it would be from two of cats from that original trio (the third being LX who of course has been gone from this world since 2000) but here we are.

Recorded in one day, this is sound of two old souls hanging out in a laidback setting and laying it down unadorned and pure. The Baron Ross Johnson's work on the traps is lackadaisically sublime as it has ever been, keeping time in a loose manner and always putting booms and crashes where many might not think they belong but they definately do when he does it. Tav's guitar work sounds like the south. Swamps and hills. Humidity and pig fat. It all comes out in the snakey blues string work and his croon is just as blurry eyed and velvelty as his devotees dug it for decades.
Get it from Spacecase Records.