Releases worth getting Dec 1, 2009

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DVD:

Silent Night, Deadly Night III, IV, & V [Box Set] – Cheesy Christmas themed horror movies, classic.

Music:

Souls Of Mischief: Montezuma’s Revenge
Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald: Definitive
B.B. King: Electric Blues
Stratovarius: Elements Vol. 2 [EXTRA TRACKS] [LIMITED EDITION]
Exciter: New Testament

REVIEW: Del The Funky Homosapien: Automatik Statik

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Del took eight years to give us a new album after Deltron 3030. Since the release of his new album he’s been pumping them out on a pretty regular basis. He was stock piling or holding out on us or something. Most of these releases have come for free on his website. This new one “Automatik Statik” was another web site download, but this time instead of just giving it away you had to make a donation, which is an even better idea. You can get the new Del album for as little as $3! As far as the album itself it’s what you’d come to expect from Del. The beats are fun and interesting for the most part, his flow is great as always, we’ve got eleven new Del songs that fit nicely into his catalog, no throw away stuff here. Head on over to Del’s spot on the web and get this.

1.Dzl Funk
2.Dammit
3.For those who know
4.Weapon x Militant
5.From a-to-z
6.Guaranteed
7.Monkey Wrench
8.I Got Whut U Need
9.Make An Ass of Urself
10.Sheen and Glow
11.Super Cool

Get it from Del HERE

Weekly Label Profile: Nature Sounds Records

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Name: Nature Sounds Records
Lifespan: 2003 – Present
Web Site: http://www.nature-sounds.net/
Notable Releases/Bands: MF Doom, Havoc, Masta Killa, R.A. The Rugged Man
Info:
While they haven’t been around for a very long time they’ve made a pretty good impact on hip-hop. Starting out in 2003 with their first release being one of MF Doom’s you knew they were onto something good. Since then they’ve continued to release good material and doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon.

REVIEW: Black Dynamite

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Scott Sanders directs this 70’s Blaxploitation throw back. This is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year, it captures everything that was great about those movies, it even has some washed out film scenes and obvious mistakes spread throughout the movie. Hilarious and highly entertaining, not to mention a killer soundtrack that’s catered to every scene. You have to see this movie.

Get Black Dynamite from Amazon HERE

REVIEW: The Copyrights/Brokedowns

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On the cover a gorilla with laser eyes, you know something cool is inside. No Idea Records brings us a split from the Copyrights and Brokedowns. First lets look at the Brokedowns side, I don’t care for these guys. The first song isn’t good and it gets worse as it goes on, but for the first half of the song it wasn’t so bad I wasn’t willing to give them a second chance so I listened on. My first realization was the choice to go on was a mistake. As I listened to the Brokedowns song I debated whether it was too far across the room to go lift the needle off the record and spar me further despair. Luckily you can flip this record over and on the other side the Copyrights have a couple songs. The first song totally sounds like a Dopamines song, and that’s not a bad thing at all. The second song kind of has the same Dopamines type sound but with more Copyrights in it. Both songs are well worth the price of admission for this split.

The Copyrights – I’d Probably Rather Die Or Something
The Copyrights – Get Got
Brokedowns – A People’s History Of The Ironic Haircut
Brokedowns – Friendship? Again?

Get it from No Idea Records HERE

Get The Copyrights & The Brokedowns from Amazon HERE

Weekly Band Profile: Muddy Waters

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Name: Muddy Waters
From: Issaquena County, Mississippi
Web Site: http://www.muddywaters.com/
Lifespan: April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983
Genre: Blues
Best Release: Folk Singer
Releases: (Albums only)
The Best of Muddy Waters
At Newport 1960
Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy
Folk Singer
The Real Folk Blues
Muddy, Brass and the Blues
More Real Folk Blues
Super Blues: Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Little Walter
The Super Super Blues Band: Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf
Electric Mud
After the Rain
Fathers and Sons
Sail On
They Call Me Muddy Waters
A.K.A. McKinley Morganfield
Live (at Mr. Kelly’s)
The London Muddy Waters Sessions
Can’t Get No Grindin’
London Revisted with Howlin’ Wolf
‘Unk’ In Funk
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album
Live at Jazz Jamboree ’76
His Best 1947-1955
Hard Again
I’m Ready
Muddy “Mississippi” Waters – Live
King Bee
Rolling Stone
Rare and Unissued
Muddy & The Wolf
Trouble No More
The Complete Plantation Recordings
Paris, 1972
Goin’ Way Back
One More Mile
Hoochie Coochie Man
Rollin’ Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection
The Anthology (1947-1972)
The Definitive Collection
Hoochie Coochie Man: The Complete Chess Masters, Volume 2, 1952-1958
Muddy Waters – The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981
Info:
If you don’t recognized the name McKinley Morganfield, don’t feel bad, most people don’t. Better known as Muddy Waters not only does this guy have a cool name, hes put out some of the best blues tunes ever made. He put out his first single in 1941 and his last in 1981 the only thing that could stop him from making music was his death in 1983. Over the years he racked up six Grammy Awards, five Blues Foundation Awards, has four songs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He’s also been inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and even had his own Postage Stamp. One of the greatest to ever sing the blues in 1941 and that stands true in 2009.

REVIEW: The Ergs/The Measure [SA]

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No Idea Records continues to support the posthumous Ergs releases with The Ergs split with The Measure [SA]. Both bands include Mikey Erg so it’s a win-win for him but they got sneaky on us with this one. First thing you might notice is the weird track listing below that’s because the two different pressings of this record are actually two different records, so that means we get four Ergs songs and four Measure songs, but you have to buy both records.
I’ll start with the Ergs songs here, a few are quite suprising and not really Ergs like. ‘Workage’ starts out with some gospel ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh’s and a sweet ass piano intro. This is not even close to your normal Ergs song, but I’m still into it and I have a feeling it’ll grow on me the more I listen to it. Next up is ‘Encyclopedia..’ this one’s a little more what you’d expect from the band, a slower paced song that I have a feeling would sound awesome acoustically but pretty good as is. ‘Dullards..’ is exactly what you’d expect from the Ergs. Fast, catchy and just under two minutes. This song may be the Ergs classic off of the record. ‘I’ll Thrash You When You Think of Me’ I really like being included on here. Anyone who’s heard the “Acoustic LP” will probably recognize the song, glad to see it get a real release. This is a very different, much faster version than the one that’s done acoustically.
Now onto the Measure [SA] side, as surprised as I am to say this, I think the Measure won this split. Their ‘Workage’ is the best song on these records, it’s fucking awesome, thats all there is to it. The Measure’s version of ‘Dullards…’ is almost as good as the Ergs’ one, this song seems to be good no matter who does it. ‘Don’t Fuck This Up’ is another quality jam by the Measure, this might be their catchyest song out of the four of theirs, a little faster than their normal stuff. But ‘Get it Together’ is another fast catchy jam by the Measure, this one only clocking in at forty-one seconds, but it’s forty-one seconds of great.
Basically what I’m saying here is go buy both of these.

(thanks to No Idea’s site for the changing gif cover art)

The Ergs: Workage
The Ergs: Encyclopedia Self-Destructica
The Ergs: Dullards and Dreadful Prose
The Ergs: I’ll Thrash You When You Think of Me
The Measure [SA]: Workage
The Measure [SA]: Dullards and Dreadful Prose
The Measure [SA]: Don’t Fuck This Up
The Measure [SA]: Get it Together

Get it from No Idea Records HERE

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