Bri Blahg… Them Crooked Vultures Hammer The Clods

10 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Them Crooked Vultures debut drops November 17

A couple of decades back the old Polydor record label signed a band called Kingdom Come. When clever FM dj’s of the day played Kingdom Come’s single “Get It On” they sometimes wouldn’t say who the band was, or broadly hint that it was Led Zeppelin in disguise. The phones would ring off the wall. “Dude was that new Led Zepp?” Listening to the song now it all seems ridiculous. Yes they sounded like Led Zeppelin, but only in a two-dimensional, cardboard cutout way. What they lacked of course were chops, good songs, and any sense of mystery and magic. They were a cheap tribute band body snatching wasteoids who never left the parking lot of life’s proverbial War Memorial Coliseum.

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Bri Blahg… Nirvana’s “Bleach” Deluxe Edition And The Hellhole That Spawned It

4 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Nirvana "Bleach" Deluxe Edition-Sub Pop Records

Twenty years ago Nirvana’s “Bleach” seemingly lurched out of a Grays Harbor County cranberry bog. Truth be told, by 1989, the band was long gone, 50 miles east to Olympia and civilization. I lived in Nirvana’s Aberdeen for seven long months beginning in May of that year. During one three week stretch in December it rained every waking moment of every day. Aberdeen and by extension the entire county is the dreary rear hatch of hell. 20 percent unemployment will do that just as well as a few weeks of 42 degrees and drizzle. There’s only two things to do there. Go to church or drink. Sorry God I chose the latter, although in retrospect I suspect many chose both.

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Bri Blahg… Twit Returns With More Tweet Sized Reviews

3 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Hey kids all this shit came out today. I’ll have more extensive thoughts on the two Nirvana releases later this week. They both serve as reminders as to how great they were.

Nirvana “Bleach” Deluxe Edition

Should you buy it again so you can have the Feb 1990 show in Portland. Of course you should…. Dummy.

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Nirvana “Live At Reading”

Two and half years after the above show, this smoking shoot out. Fang and Wipers covers too! God I miss this band.

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Bri Blahg… It’s All Smooth Jazz All The Time With Weezer and Kenny G. Music News Round Up 11/3/09

3 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Let’s Start With A Reason To Die In Your Sleep

Weezer with Kenny G?

New Releases From Weezer, Slayer, Nirvana Today

Check it out, and what the hell, be different, actually buy a stinking album instead of stealing it.

Site Selling Beatles Downloads, Shopping For Lawyers

I’m pretty sure they haven’t secured the rights… especially to sell them for a quarter a song.

Love Those Unintended Consequences

Just like narcotics, if people want illegal downloads, someone is going to pop up to fulfill their demand. A new study says the closure of Pirate Bay led to a 300 percent increase in….. wait for it….. illegal download sites.

It’s A Shitty Time To Be Lil Wayne

Last week it was the gun rap. Now he’s being sued.

Pearl Jam Raze Spectrum

The Spectrum in Philadelphia got a raucous send off Saturday courtesy Pearl Jam.

Bonus Coverage. Halloween Hijinx:

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Bri Blahg… My Bloody Hand, Billy Don’t Get That Vaccine, and RIP Chuck Biscuits. Music News Round Up 10/29/09

29 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

U2 Free Show Marks Berlin Wall Fall

20 years already eh. There’s a whole generation of self centered, poorly educated children that have no clue what this is all about. Put down your cell phone and get yourself up to speed.

Rock Band Who Coming?

I predict many broken video game “guitars” and bloody hands as dorks like me attempt to imitate our hero Pete Townshend.

Bonus Coverage. Damn I love The Who:

Nirvana Reading DVD/CD/LP Draws Near

November 3rd I become lighter in the wallet.

Bonus Coverage. “Blew.” Reading. 1992:

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Bri Blahg: Pavement, Devo, Flaming Lips And Weird Vending Machines. Music News Round Up 9/17/09

17 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pavement Reunion Official!

Brooklyn Vegan confirms. Tickets on sale for their New York show…. a full year in advance. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

Wayne Coyne On Colbert And We Have The Video!

Ok actually anyone can have the video as they don’t mind if you embed and all that stuff. I’ll go stand in the corner and think about my above flourish of empty hype.

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Bri Blahg… Friday Music News Round Up. What A Lovely Way To Say How Much You Love Me

11 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Someone Had To Approve This

We heard from Courtney Hole earlier this week on the matter. Now Dave Grohl and Krist Novelselic have expressed dismay over Kurt Kobain’s avatar singing Bon Jovi songs on Guitar Hero. Someone had to approve this right? See you in court I guess.

Bonus Coverage. In case you missed it, here’s the sad video:

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