Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Do you like Top 10 lists? Are they still cool? We can't think of anything else to write about, but top 10 lists are a great way to supply "lazy journalism" and get people's attention by not really putting much thought into whatever gets posted. That's what buzzfeed does. They just post lists like a bunch of assholes and generate ad revenue.

So we're gonna do 10 Top 10 lists.

Wait really? We're gonna do 10 of these?

Yeah I guess we are. I just drunkenly decided that we have to determine 9 more of these, after figuring out this one.

So this is the first in a series of 10. Ten top 10 lists. Sure, why not...

"Seminal" means they got jizzed on.

#11 Buzzcocks "Ever Fallen In Love" (1978)

#10 The Dead Boys "Sonic Reducer" (1977)

#9 Devo "Mongoloid" (1977)

#8 The Undertones "Teenage Kicks" (1978)

#7 The Soft Boys "I Wanna Destroy You" (1980)

#6 The Saints "(I'm) Stranded" (1977)

#5 X-Ray Spex "Oh Bondage! Up Yours" (1978)

#4 Joy Division "Leaders of Men" (1978)

#3 The Damned "New Rose" (1976)

#2 The Stooges "Search and Destroy" (1973)

#1 Sex Pistols "Holidays in the Sun" (1977)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

"Our Father"

Our friends in Dead Wives briefly considered covering "Our Father" with a slightly louder tone, but then ultimately decided against it since the peaceful atmosphere is a huge part of its compelling nature. One of our associates saw D+ perform "Our Father" (and a few other songs) at a record store in October 2006 with a bunch of other K Records bands, including solo Calvin Johnson. It was one of those shows where no one's allowed to say anything while anyone is performing or else you're considered a huge dick, which is not really our scene, although we're happy shows like that do exist. Afterwards, our associate went to purchase the D+ LP from Calvin Johnson who scoffed and looked as though he was pissed off that someone would want to actually buy a record from the available distro... Afterall, it was a free show at a record store. Maybe he was pissed that only one record was being purchased instead of like, 4 or 5 of them...

When our associate saw them, the singer dude in the middle was wearing glasses. And that's Karl Blau on the right...

D+ :: Our Father (Live) from dalas verdugo on Vimeo.

returning to normalcy with fictional 70s metal

We started posting videos on our twitters that should have been posted here. We can fix that.

Here's a couple "metal" bands from the 70s that were fictional and not really metal in the classic sense, but certainly metal in the "classic rock" sense.

First up we have Richard Pryor's metal band, which was called "Black Death Metal." Sandra Bernhard was apparently a big fan since she is going apeshit in the middle of the crowd there.

And here's Jim Henson's ode to metal from (probably) around the same time. (We're guessing these are both from around 1977.) The last time I saw this entire Xmas special all the way through was on HBO when I was 8 or 9. I recall feeling bad for Emmitt Otter and his mom who tried really hard to get the prize money for their Christmas gifts, but the Riverbottom Nightmare Band decided to show up out of nowhere and kick so much ass that Emmitt and his mom ended up being broke for yet another holiday season.