Friday, August 13, 2004

More Wimpy Recommendations

Totally un-macho, un-metal, un-prog music that I recommend. You'll never hear any of these guys play a diggety dank. (Admission: I stole all of these ideas from my wife. I am completely unoriginal.)

The Shins
Of Montreal
The New Pornographers

Meanwhile, back to the muscle. Get Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond. Mixed in with all the twee British accents and fairy-tale psychadelia is enough searing fuzztone guitar to make the first (US-only) Nuggets look like the collection of sock-hopping Louie-Louie-isms that it is. Alao, once you hear the kind of noise that average, ordinary British bands were kicking up in the 66-67 timeframe, you can no longer hold onto any illusions that Zeppelin, Sabbath, Purple, etc., were actually any louder than what came before, they just played longer songs.

I'm too lazy to make those links for you. You know how to use Google.