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I like: !!! (or Chk Chk Chk)

This was released 12 years ago, can you believe that? 2001.

That same year a friend and me went to see The Locust, The Oath, JR Ewing and Kid Commando at Meeths, a youth club in Gothenburg, Sweden. The small venue was packed with kids selling their DIY stuff, stuff from their DIY-distro and so on.

I remember that all four bands got the crowd moving, but The Oath was the fiercest. The crowd even got into a (small) circle pit, which eventually resulted in the vocalist getting stuck in the middle with the microphone chord wrapped around his leg. Great fun.

Another fun thing was the fact that Justin Pearson (of The Locust) was bobbing his head to the music, as if he was playing in a 60s pop band. Awesome.

The Locust is not a 60s pop band…

And the vinyl? I still like some of the tracks very much, for example “KooKooKa Fuk-U”, “Intensify” and “Feel Good Hit of the Fall”.
Listen to !!! – !!! (vinyl tracklist).

Music for Mechanics No 2

Music for Mechanics – Volume 2

Zomes – Night Signs
The Blithe Sons – The Book of Names
Sonna – Smile
Ulaan Khol – Untitled 4
Mount Eerie – My Heart Is Not At Peace
BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Ocean
Grouper – Alien Observer
Vetiver – Been So Long
Rameses III – The Tidal Draw
XXL – (Pokey I´m Your) Gnoochi
Greg Malcom – Naima
Tim Hecker – Hatred of Music II
J. Tillman – This Jealous Blood
William Basinski – Melancholia XI
Cul De Sac – Lovemaking – Mae´s Theme
Morton Feldman – 4 Songs To E.e. Cummings – 4
Morphine – Miles Davis’ Funeral
Pauline Oliveros – Lion’s Tale

Picture: Untitled

I like: the Hated (or Desmond Outcast & The Transplanted Heroes)

Troubleman Unlimited was one those labels that didn’t have proper distribution in Sweden back in the days. Most of it you’d have to post money all the way to New Jersey to get.

I remember sitting on my apartment floor, listening to it over and over, when I got it. “Two People Blue” sounds almost like acoustic drone pop. Awesome.

I like: Barbed Wire Kisses

Got this on the way to the market on Portobello road. I think it was 18 years ago. Still fucking awesome. I mean “Don’t Ever Change”, ” “Psycho Candy”…

I like: my guitar

This is my ’72 Telecaster. I named it “svarta vrålet” (“the black scream”).

Not really. But Ulf Lundell (swedish singer/songwriter/author) apparently calls his white Stratocaster “vita viskningen” (“the white whisper”).

Oh, well…

I like: my old vinyls

Did you know that José González used to play in a hardcore band? Yep, it’s true. Renascence was a hardcore band from Göteborg, Sweden. A quintet with Mr González on bass plus backup vocals and Elias Araya on drums. Araya and González play together in Junip now (Araya also do cover art for González solo releases). There you go, white vinyl and all.

And me, I like my old vinyls.

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