Circle Jerks - Junk Mail

    An introduction to a new series

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    Circle Jerks - Junk Mail

    I decided to start an 'mp3 blog'... except I had a problem... I tend to rip my CD's in as AAC so I'm going to have to convert the files from AAC to MP3 for the ease of listening. I sussed that - open m4a into quicktime player pro, export sound to wav, then change wav to mp3 (using -aps, obviously) in lamebrain... Ok it's a bit lossy but it saves me getting off my lazy ass and finding the CD to re-rip from.

    So now I have MP3's to upload. Once up I'll leave files for one week before they are removed, leaving nothing but a gaping hole of silence. Listen to 'em while they are hot.

    If you like the music please buy it, if you don't please don't save it. Good musicians are worth supporting, and the majority of them aren't living it up with millions of pounds to their names; especially a number of the one's I'll be putting up tracks by. Wherever possible I'll provide links where you can buy a release by the featured artist.

    If you are an artist or label who want's a track removed, just ask... sorry for liking your music.

    Sometimes I may have something to say on a track, or an anecdotal story, or a little rant... sometimes I won't. I don't promise any amount of factuality or relevance in what I say... like most of the Interweb. What I'm listening to will probably affect what's put up. I might use the space to plug the work of friends and family.

    In terms of a musical theme... there is none. You'll see.

    So, without further ado, first up is Junk Mail by Circle Jerks. I don't really know much about the Circle Jerks, just stumbled across a couple of tracks on the soundtrack to Repo Man, and so bought Golden Shower of Hits, a Circle Jerks greatest hists compilation... that this is taken from.

    Why start with this? Well, 'cos as any regular reader will know I have a lot of problems with mail, especially CDs and records not arriving, and also as a sysadmin I get, and deal with, a lot of spam. This is an ironic salute to a piece of non-junk mail that actually got to me.

    published 2005.10.31 updated 2017.06.26

    The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

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    The Slits - I Heard IT Through The Grapevine

    Taken from the Slits often overlooked 'Cut' this cover version is one of those songs that I first heard and went 'where have you been all my life?'. The Slits fusion of punk and reggae asthetics with Ari Up's amazing vocal gymnastics really bring this song to life in a way the original could never imagine.

    I was originally turned onto this by Tony Morley one night at the Autechre curated All Tomorrows Parties a few years ago.

    Fugazi - Waiting Room/Suggestion

    Making up for lost time

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    Fugazi - Waiting Room

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    Fugazi - Suggestion

    Only a few weeks in and already I've managed to post hardly anything this week - and been berated for it. sorry. It's been a bit busy this week. This is a quick post before heading out to see The Hospitals and co.

    I'm also giving you two tracks. My original choice was 'Suggestion', but 'Waiting Room' is to thank you for your patience. They are taken from Fugazi's eponymous first EP which has to be one of the most consistently listened to records I have in my collection since I first bought it in 1988.

    The tracks are are also available on the CD '13 songs' which is the 'Fugazi' EP and their second EP, 'Margin Walker' - which has to be one of the most consistently listened to records I have in my collection - on one CD.

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