Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bald Headed Beats

I've had this one sitting on my hard drive for a while and simply haven't had time to upload it... unfortunately it's not quite as complete as some of the other "sample compilations" I've done in the past and I was hoping time would help fill some of the gaps in the break beat list. Oh well. Willie Dee's epic debut, 1989's Controversy is a work of absolute DIY raunchy genius and oozes a strange aura of cut-and-paste charm to help overcome the sheer amateurishness of it all (and the fact I'm writing about it over 25 years after its release proves it). Peering once more into DJ Ready Red's late-90's record collection there are a few new nuggets for those who downloaded the Geto Boys and Mr. Scarface Is Back comps - including a rather rare track from forgotten British funk obscurity Olympic Runners. I couldn't find or figure samples from a few of Controversy's tracks (primarily "Kinky") but did the best I could. Notable omissions include the strange-but-cool organ overdub on "Put The F'in Gun Away" and the back beat ("wooo!" included) from "Trip Across From Mexico". I know these are somewhere hidden in some 8-minute Meters or James Brown jam but simply cannot find them!

Still, here is the CD track-by-track breakdown:

1. Do It Like It G.O.
        • "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band
        • "Superfly" by Curtis Mayfield
2. Fuck The KKK
        • "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by The Undisputed Truth
        • "Impeach The President" by The Honey Drippers
        • "Bring The Noise" by Public Enemy
        • "Funky Drummer" by James Brown
3. Kick That Shit
        • "The Boss" by James Brown
        • "If You've Got It, You'll Get It" by The Headhunters
4. Willie Dee
        • "Willie Dee" by Martha Reeves & The Sweet Things
        • "The Champ" by The Mohawks
        • "'The Twilight Zone' Opening Theme" by Marius Constant
5. Put The F'in Gun Away
        • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
6. Trip Across From Mexico
        • "Movin'" by Brass Construction
7. 5th Ward
        • "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins
        • "Kool Is Back" by Funk, Inc.
        • "N.T." by Kool And The Gang
        • "Funky Drummer" by James Brown
8. Bald Headed Hoes
        • "Kool Is Back" by Funk, Inc.
        • "'Dragnet' Opening Theme" by Walter Schumann
9. Welfare Bitches
        • "Don't Let Up" by Olympic Runners
10. Kinky
11. I Need Some Pussy
        • "Yes We Can Can" by The Pointer Sisters
12. Fuck Me Now
        • "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson
        • "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins
        • "The Big Beat" by Billy Squier

Additionally, I was really hoping to find the full sample of whatever comedian (?) does the kinda gross "greasy split" monologue at the bookends of "I Need Some Pussy". Some old grumpy Redd Foxx-esque motherfucker sitting at some dank nightclub to scattered drunk applause. Amazing that there is still some shit out there today that the Internet can't figure out for you!!! Any advice or submissions will be promptly added to the catalog - until then thanks and enjoy.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Gutrot Hogfrenzy

Wow, has it really been a decade since Regurgitate released their last full-length? Sad times indeed. Once assiduous kingpins of Relapse Records' goregrind catalog, the Swedish three-piece ostensibly dropped off the map after 2006’s Sickening Bliss, releasing only a handful of 7" splits over the next few years. A satisfying blend between the more ridiculous groovy gurgle-core of their early days and the more technical, straightforward grindcore of 2004's Deviant, Sickening Bliss rarely gets tiring. Pitch-shifting through the two subgenres in both vocals and guitars, it is full of enough manic blastbeats, stop-start riffage and bile-gargling vocal modifiers to keep most fans interested. Personal highlights include the absolutely sick breakdown bridge in "Cavernous Sores" and definite throwback to their old school days with "Excremental Ingestment". And finally a RGTE song you can sing along to... "(We Are) Sadistic Hateful Scum" – the title of which they just repeat over and over. For what it's worth, most websites still regard the band as "Active" so hopefully there will be some new material in the future… until then the 25 minute-or-so goregrind blasts of Sickening Bliss have stayed as fucking sick and refreshing as they did so long ago. Enjoy.