Roots, Jazz, Rock, Soul, Metal, Prog, Punk, Hardcore,
Electronic, Psychedelic, No Wave, Free Folk, Pop, Noise
is a word coined by Angus MacLise, original drummer
of the Velvet Underground and quite possibly the
coolest hippie of all time. (cf. track four of his
posthumous CD release The Invasion of Thunderbolt
Pagoda, released by Siltbreeze/Quakebasket.
for immediate cf'ing.) |
click on Angus)
COVER STORY: Solger
by Tony Rettman
A talk with Kyle Nixon, frontman for "the
Proto-est of Proto Hardcore Punk bands."
Dylan Nyoukis calls up
transatlantic, trans-satanic conceptual
telephone convo between these two effed-up
and collaborative musical minds.
by Gary Pig Gold
Fuckin' Canada! The one and only Gary Pig Gold drops
science about one of the most Blastitudinous
bands of all time. With special bonus track: Mr. Pig
Gold recommends 10 you may have missed in 2002.
by "Metal" Larry Dolman
What the hell is this, a new column?
Who is the Reverend Norb anyway?
Dolman . . . "Live!!!!"
by Larry "Fuzz-O" Dolman
What, two columns now for Fuzz-O? Who
does he think he is, the founder/publisher/editor/writer?
(Or some shit?)
Living Like Burt Reynolds
on a Mac Davis Income
by Tony Rettman
progressive rock editor regales
you with tales of his latest finds.
On the Town
with Sir Reggie Queequeg
foolishness editor regales
you with tales of his latest foolish finds.
by Jared Stanley
musique de femme editor regales you with tales
how smitten he is with the new Aislers Set album.
by Joe S. Harrington
Aerosmith Rocks is just that
and Pavement doesn't quite totally suck.
by Jimmy Fielding
A new columnist
regales you with
feverish tales of audio . . . nuttiness?
by Tom Elko and Tedward Fitzhume
More new columnists!! And they're POLITICAL
to boot! The world, and believe me, I mean the whole
world, needs more columnists to convince you to get
George Walker Bush's ass out of DODGE!!! (Vote Kucinich.
No wait, don't vote Kucinich, it's a few months later
and the media has annointed him with "no chance."
Vote who, Dean? Isn't that always the problem? But
check out Kucinich,
he's good.) (No wait, it's
a few months later, VOTE KERRY, of course. And make
sure you have a paper 'receipt' of your vote if your
state uses a touch-screen voting machine. THESE NEW
TOUCH-SCREEN MACHINES ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED. DEMAND
A PAPER RECEIPT OF YOUR VOTE. CALL YOUR STATE VOTING
DEPARTMENT TODAY to see if they'll be using touch-screens
in November, and if they are, make sure that a paper
receipt will be available. Remember Florida in 2000?
Well if the count is close again in 2004 (and it will
be) the Republican-led Supreme Court will just step
in and say "Of course there's no need for a recount.
Computers are always right. And it's all the Democrats
fault. Now go back to looking at Britney Spears and
talking about whoever's right breast is in the news
New!!!! The Blastitude Humor Page!!!!
the Usual Gang of Idiots.
Free 103 point 9 did this wild radio
installation/event . . . and Jim "Chinaman"
Jimjammer (not his real name) was there!
15: 7 Year Rabbit Cycle,
Algebrassiere, Arnoux, Avarus, Barnacled, Big Techno
Werewolves/Hans Grüsel's Kränkenkabinet, Black
Flag, David Bowie
Braxton, Brazen Hussies, Bromp Treb Sound System, Burning
Star Core, Coachwhips, Alice Coltrane, Death Beam
Drawing Room, Duvet Cover, Bob Dylan
with the Band, Emergency String Quintet, Flaming Fire,
Floid Matrix, Friends Forever, Get Hustle, Hair Police,
July Fourth Toilet, Khanate, Life Rocks!, Lightning
Bolt, Luv Rokambo, Albert Marcoeur, Metallica, Mindflayer,
Mr. Mlitter, Mukai Chie and Yamamoto
Sei'ichi with Lamones Young, Naturaliste, Nice Nice,
No Neck Blues Band, Noggin, Noxagt, Nutrition Fun, OCS,
Parts & Labor, Pengo, Pig Exam, Pink + Brown, Robert
Poss, Princess Sweepstakes, Pushovers
RH Band, Roxy Music, Rubber O Cement,
Scutopus, The SB, Sightings, The Slasher Film Festival
Strategy, Slaw, Milovan Srdenovic, Sun City Girls, Sunburned
Hand of the Man, U Can Unlearn Guitar, USAISAMONSTER,
pg. 20: Assult
With Insults, Bulb Singles #1, Heat & Birds, The
Invisible Pyramid, Progresso Soup, SNSE Fall Sampler
2002, Spoken Word By Noise Artists, Sun Records Collection,
Waterbloop/Joezef K, Wolf Eyes, Words of the Encryption
Convict, Jack Wright & Bob Marsh, Michael Yonkers
Band, Zartan, Zeehas; 12 Wait, Ziegenbock Kopf
Book (and Magazine) Nook,
reviews by Chris Moon, and John C. Ruhter; Justin Firestone's
"DVDs I Own And Why."
by C.M. Bligablum
Fuck, I mean, THANK Pete Larson, for flying the fucked-up
flag for TEN YEARS with his rock'n'roll label Bulb Records.
In April he put on a two-night rock show festival to
celebrate this anniversary . . . and C.M. Bligablum
Immaculate:Grotesque Tour! 2003!
More show reportage, this time on the
Chicago stop of the noise tour of the century!
by Larry "Fuzz-O" Dolman
yet more show reportage by the founder/publisher/writer/editor!
that's it for this insane ish! Whew.
name's Dolman. This is my mag, it's called Blastitude.
Yeah, that's right, Dolman, D-O-L-M-A-N. A lot of people
don't seem to know my name. Or maybe they're just a little
spooked -- yeah, that's it, spooked -- by how their entire
indie-hipster world, or anti-indie-hipster world, has
crumbled . . . yeah, that's it, crumbled. Like Feta motherfucking
Cheese. Anyway you can call me Larry, you can call me
Dolman, you can call me "Fuzz-O." Just
don't call me at home.
something that'll make you crumble . . . into a little
ball, unable to say any words other than the phrase, "Oh,
how cute!" over and over again. What's that,
you don't like baby pictures? Well to hell with ya, you're
getting a BABY PICTURE. The first ever Blastitude Baby,
born April 18, 2003, meet Phillip Lynott Dolman ("Fuss-O"):
favorite album of all time will be either Thin
Lizzy Johnny the Fox, Iron Maiden Iron Maiden,
or Metallica Ride the Lightning, hard to say
maybe his favorite album will be something by the Animal
Collective, or by Forcefield, or Lightning Bolt Wonderful
Rainbow, for the cover art alone . . .
though, I don't know if I can keep making issues this
voluminous with a baby in the house. Therefore, I've decided
to change things up. From now on, Blastitude is going
to be updated here and there when stuff gets done. If
I write a record review, I'm going to put it up! If I
write an essay or even a "thinkpiece," I'm just
going to put it up. If Rettman or Harrington or you or
etc. submit a killer interview or "thinkpiece,"
I'm just gonna put it up. There should be updates an average
of once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. Sometimes
the updates will be big, sometimes they might just be
couple paragraphs. I know it sounds like a blog but it
won't be a blog. I know it sounds a little like Pitchfork
but I'll actually be writing about interesting music (see
the genre list at the top of this page) with good humor
rather than the indie-rock status quo music with indie-smug
There will have to
be some sort of redesign. My concept for Blastitude has
always been to design it and present it like a full-color
glossy paper mag, complete with a front cover. No animation,
no flashing ads, none of that stuff. I like it, so it
will still work pretty much the same. There might not
be anymore front covers though . . . we'll see. I'll miss
doing the 'one voluminous issue at a time' thing, pretending
it was a real glossy paper magazine, but if printed out
those issues were actually around 200 pages each, and
that's just too much work and it's taking too long for
all the people who send me new records and expect a review
sooner than later. But anyway, give me a couple weeks,
or a month, and then we'll see what kind of new look we'll
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
a letter I recently received from Tom Price, with whom
I made contact while preparing a piece on the reappearance
of bassist Henry Grimes:
am still playing, not as much as I used to, but I am still
with it. I have been teaching for the past 32 years at
the Newark School of the Arts. Over the years I have worked
with some talented kids."
interview is posted on our website if you want to check
it out: www.signaltonoisemagazine.org
pete gershon / SIGNAL to NOISE
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