The discography ofThe Brian Jonestown Massacre(a San Francisco, CA based, neo-psychedelic band) consists of thirteen studio albums, twelve EPs, five live albums, five compilation albums and ten singles, as well as appearing on various artist releases and soundtracks. They have one rockumentary (Dig!) to their credit and a DVD release of their music videos entitled Book of Days. Their music has been released by Bomp!, TVT and Tee Pee Records, among others. ( Wikipedia )
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The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the "Big Bang" That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)".
Hit to Death in the Future Head is The Flaming Lips' fifth album and their debut album on Warner Bros. Records. It was released on August 5, 1992. It is also the first Flaming Lips album to receive a Parental Advisory warning.
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart is The Flaming Lips' sixth album, released in 1993. Its fourth track, "She Don't Use Jelly", is notable for being The Flaming Lips' first charting radio hit, after its video was featured on the MTV show Beavis and Butt-Head, nearly a year after the album's release. "Turn It On" was also a moderately-successful single, and also had two different music videos, one of which was shot at a laundromat. The album marked the departure of Jonathan Donahue (to Mercury Rev) and Nathan Roberts, and the addition of guitarist Ronald Jones and drummer Steven Drozd.
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is the tenth studio album by The Flaming Lips, released by Warner Bros. Records on July 16, 2002, in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States. It is characterized by electronic-influenced, psychedelic-tinged indie rock compositions. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA. Yoshimi was well-received critically and commercially, helping the band break into the mainstream. The album was adapted into a musical in 2012.
Tricky (born Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, 27 January 1968) is an English musician and actor. As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound and a whispering sprechgesang lyrical style. Culturally, Tricky blends different styles, particularly in his musical fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop culture. His debut album Maxinquaye was nominated for the Mercury Prize and voted Album of the Year by NME Magazine.
Maxinquaye is the debut album of the English musician Tricky, released in 1995. Expanding on the sonic template of fellow Bristolians Massive Attack, and featuring then-girlfriend Martina Topley-Bird on vocals, Maxinquaye is a dark, mysterious album featuring a combination of hip-hop, soul, dub, rock and electronica.
False Idols is the ninth studio album by English trip hop musician Tricky, released on 23 May 2013. It is Tricky's first release on his label False Idols, an imprint of !K7.
Adrian Thaws is the tenth studio album by English trip hop musician Adrian Thaws, known professionally as Tricky. Recorded at Tricky's home studio in London, the album was released on 8 September 2014, through Tricky's own record label False Idols.
Tunng are an English folk music band. They are often associated with the folktronica genre, due to the electronic influences evident in some of their work. Tunng are often noted for their use of strange instruments, including sea shells.
Comments of the Inner Chorus is English band Tunng's second album, released in late May 2006 on Full Time Hobby Recordings in the UK. The songs "Woodcat" and "Jenny Again" were both released as limited edition singles.
...And Then We Saw Land is the English band Tunng's fourth album, released in March 2010.
Turbines is the fifth studio album from English band Tunng. It was released in June 2013 under Full Time Hobby.
Ween was an American experimental rock band. They formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when central members Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) met in an eighth grade typing class. Ween has a large cult underground fanbase despite being less known in American pop music. The band's style is eclectic, and while they could generally be referred to as rock music, one of their defining tendencies has been experimentation with various styles incorporating a strong element of humor and absurdity
Chocolate and Cheese is Ween's fourth studio album, originally released by Elektra Records in 1994. It was the first Ween album to eschew the crude four-track home recordings of their first three albums and utilize a professional recording studio. However, most of the instruments were still played by Dean and Gene Ween, including their drum machine
The Mollusk is the sixth full-length album by Ween. It was released on Elektra Records on June 24, 1997. It is a partial concept album, with nearly every song containing a dark nautical theme. The songs on the album cover multiple genres of music and are bound together by a heavy progressive rock influence, often incorporating psychedelic elements
The Pod is the second studio album by Ween, originally released by Shimmy Disc in September 1991. Most often considered the band's "challenging album," The Pod (named for the apartment Dean and Gene shared in which all of the album's songs were recorded) is probably also the band's most surreal.
The Legendary Pink Dots (LPD) are an Anglo-Dutch experimental rock band formed in London in August 1980. In 1984 the band moved to Amsterdam, playing with rotating musicians and having, as core members, singer/songwriter/keyboardist Edward Ka-Spel and keyboardist Phil Knight. As of 2012, the group is composed of Edward Ka-Spel (vocals, keyboards, songwriter), Phil Knight (keyboards, electronics), Erik Drost (guitars) and Raymond Steeg (live sound engineer). Although outside the mainstream (in terms of their music and career path), LPD have released more than 40 albums, have a devoted worldwide following, and tour frequently. ( Wikipedia )
Brighter Now is a 1982 album by The Legendary Pink Dots. The album was rereleased in 2008.
The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse is a 1990 album by The Legendary Pink Dots.
The Gethsemane Option is a 2013 album by The Legendary Pink Dots. It is the first album by the The Legendary Pink Dots to be released on Metropolis Recordss.
Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born 3 March 1953) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano and bass guitar. Coming to prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock afterward launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Syd Barrett. Hitchcock's lyrics tend to include surrealism, comedic elements, characterisations of English eccentrics, and melancholy depictions of everyday life.
. Eye is an album released by Robyn Hitchcock in 1990 on Glass Fish (UK) and Twin/Tone Records (US) and is his fourth solo album, and eighth including his work with The Egyptians Eye is entirely self-composed and ran to fourteen songs (vinyl) and eighteen (CD). Hitchcock plays all instruments (mostly guitars), and sings all the vocals.
. The Man Upstairs is an album released on August 26, 2014 by Robyn Hitchcock on the label Yep Roc Records. It contains five original songs by Hitchcock and five covers of songs by the Psychedelic Furs, Roxy Music, Grant-Lee Phillips, Norwegian indie-rock band I Was a King, and The Doors.
. I Often Dream of Trains is the third album by Robyn Hitchcock, released in 1984. The album was recorded in the space of a few days under the working title Crystal Branches (taken from a line in the song "Winter Love", not originally included in the track listing). Hitchcock plays acoustic and electric guitar and piano and delivers direct with occasional multi-tracked vocals.
Up, Bustle and Out are musicians and recording artists - DJ D. "Ein" Fell (also known as Clandestine Ein) and producer-performer Rupert Mould (also known as Señor Roody) from Bristol, Senor Cuffy (Spanish Guitarist), Dave Cridge (Beat Keeper and tour/soundsystem dj) UK. They have released a number of albums and singles on the Ninja Tune independent record label. Their music combines jazz, hip-hop and funk, but with a distinctly international flavour, particularly South American and Cuban influences. The 2 Master Sessions albums were co-written by Cuban flautist and orchestrator, Richard Egües.
Rebel radio master sessions Vol.1 ( 2000 ) The first of two volumes in the Rebel Radio series is less a melding of breakbeat dance and native Latin forms than it is a trip-hop album inspired by Cuban music. It was undoubtedly a wise decision -- especially considering the potentially gimmicky sound of Cuban music laced with hip-hop breaks -- but Up, Bustle and Out also ran the risk of their listeners not being able to follow them. The album begins with a pair of tight beatbox-funk jams, "The Educators" and "Hip Hop Barrio," then goes into two traditional Cuban songs performed with a large band led by flutist Richard Egües who has played with salsa star icons including Tito Puente, Joe Cuba, Larry Harlow, and Fania All-Stars. The rest of the album follows the same blueprint, with a couple of excellent up-tempo trip-hop tracks leading into a section of flute- and piano-led ( John Bush ) allmusic
One colour just reflects another ( 1996 )An up-tempo, groove-oriented acid jazz/hip-hop hybrid with strong Latin and Middle Eastern influences. Recordings gathered on location sit nicely in the mix next to deep beats, fat acoustic basslines, and a bevy of instrumental sources. ( Sean Cooper ) Allmusic
Light 'em up, Blow 'em out . ( 1997 )Up, Bustle and Out's flair for the far-flung continues on their third full-length, which incorporates an even wider array of styles than its trip-hop-heavy predecessors. Light 'Em Up has its fair share of beat logic, of course, but the group has filled out the flamenco, Brazilian, and gypsy influences that only peppered previous releases, resulting in an odd, off-kilter, truly original sound. ( Sean Cooper ) allmusic
Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but its core lineup of Haynes, Leary, and drummer King Coffey has been consistent since 1983. Teresa Nervosa served as second drummer from 1983 to 1985, 1986 to 1989, and 2009. The band has also employed a variety of bass players, most notably Jeff Pinkus.
Rooted in the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Butthole Surfers quickly became known for their chaotic and disturbing live shows, black comedy, and a sound that incorporated elements of psychedelia, noise, punk rock and, later, electronica, as well as their use of sound manipulation and tape editing.Butthole Surfers have a well-reported appetite for recreational drugs, an evident influence on their sound.
Independent Worm Saloon is the sixth album by alternative rock band Butthole Surfers, released in 1993 on Capitol Records.
Electriclarryland is the seventh studio album by the American rock band Butthole Surfers, released in April 1996 . This album brought Butthole Surfers their first Top 40 hit with "Pepper". The album was certified gold by the RIAA on August 20, 1996.The title of this album is a parody of Jimi Hendrix's third studio album entitled Electric Ladyland. This is the second time the band has used a parody title for one of their releases. The first was Hairway to Steven which references the song "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. The album's original title was going to be Oklahoma!, but fearing lawsuits, Capitol forced the band to change the name.
Locust Abortion Technician is the third full-length studio album by American experimental punk band Butthole Surfers, released in March 1987. All songs were written and produced by Butthole Surfers, except for "Kuntz," which was written by an uncredited Thai artist. Kurt Cobain listed it in his top fifty albums of all time. It is also featured in Robert Dimsey's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Jonathan Michael Richman (born May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 1970 he founded The Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band. Since the mid-1970s, Richman has worked either solo or with low-key, generally acoustic, backing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, often draws on influences from around the world. ( Wikipedia )
The Modern Loverswere an American rock band led by Jonathan Richman in the 1970s and 1980s. The original band existed from 1970 to 1974 but their recordings were not released until 1976 or later. It featured Richman and bassist Ernie Brooks with drummer David Robinson (later of the Cars) and keyboardist Jerry Harrison (later of Talking Heads). The sound of the band owed a great deal to the influence of the Velvet Underground
Roadrunner, Roadrunner: The Berserkley Collection culls most of the high points from the five albums Richman and the various versions of his group the Modern Lovers recorded for Berserkley in the 1970s
Rock 'n' Roll with the Modern Lovers is an album by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, released by the Beserkley Records label in August 1977. It reached #50 in the UK Album Chart in that month.
Mutual Benefit was first created as a musical project by Jordan Lee while he was living in Austin, Texas. Lee then moved to Boston in order to meet up with some musicians he wanted to play with. The band consisted of fluid band members, and the band's line-ups on tours were based on which musicians were available at the time. While touring on the road in late 2011, Lee began recording for the album Love's Crushing Diamond. Lyrics and musical composition for the album were written while Lee was living in St. Louis, but the recording began at the Ohm Recording Studio in Austin, Texas. The album was finished in Boston and released on October 7, 2013. The album became the first Bandcamp release to be named "Best New Music" by Pitchfork. ( Wikipedia )
Love's Crushing Diamond is the debut studio album by American band Mutual Benefit. It was originally released as a limited edition 250 LP run by Soft Eyes on October 7, 2013. Other Music Recording Company re-released the album on a larger scale on December 3, 2013.
Mutual Spiritsis a split vinyl 12" between Mutual Benefit (Boston, MA) and Holy Spirits (New York, NY). The idea for the split came about following shows both bands played in California in early 2010. ( fatherdaughterrecords )
Reissue of 2011'sCowboy's Prayer EP, which was previously only available as a Bandcamp download
Here's my 9, from The Boy Least Likely To. Musically, this band is almost the exact opposite of what I enjoy: it's bright, fizzy, pop-y twee. I check out random CDs from the library, and The Great Perhaps was one of my picks for the week. Upon first listen, I didn't enjoy it all, but then I started listening to the lyrics. Holy crap! The Boy Least Likely To is the soundtrack for the asocial set. Almost every song is shot straight to the heart of the socially-inept, cowardly loner. After that third or fourth listen, I was determined to listen to the rest of the albums, and while they do have a few songs that are misses, as a whole they stack up to be one of my favoritest bands.
This is a sound you may not be used to. Carlos Paredes was the greatest player of "the portuguese guitar". A guitar with a unique shape and sound. It is the main instrument on the portuguese traditional music: Fado.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with its debut album Three Imaginary Boys.
Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album, recorded at Morgan Studio and released on 22 April 1980 by Fiction Records.
Faith is the third studio album, released on 14 April 1981 by record labels Fiction and Polydor
Blaudzun is the stage name of the Dutch singer-songwriter Johannes Sigmond (Arnhem, Netherlands, 26 October 1974) who played for years in various bands and projects before he continued as a singer-songwriter in 2006.
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The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1986. . The Pixies achieved relatively modest popularity in their home country, but were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe..
Their first full-length album, Surfer Rosa, was released in 1988 on 4AD; an American distribution deal was agreed with Rough Trade Records several months later.
Come On Pilgrim is the debut mini-LP release by the American alternative rock band Pixies. Produced by Gary Smith, the album was released in September 1987 by 4AD. This disc is now marketed with the album Surfer Rosa on one CD.
Doolittle is the second studio album by Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD. The album's offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death
Bossanova is the third studio album released in August 1990 on the English independent record label 4AD in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. ( Wikipedia )
The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. They released a string of albums, singles and EPs between their 1983 formation and their 1999 breakup, and gained notoriety in their early days for short sets and violence that became common at their live shows
Psychocandy is the debut studio album by The Jesus and Mary Chain. It was released in November 1985 on Blanco y Negro Records. The album is considered a landmark recording: its combination of guitar feedback with traditional pop song structures proved influential on the forthcoming shoegazing genre and alternative rock in general.
Darklands is the second album by The Jesus and Mary Chain.( 1987 ) Unlike their previous album, drum machines were used in place of drummer Bobby Gillespie, who had left to pursue a successful career as the frontman with Primal Scream.
Stoned & Dethroned is the fifth album by the Jesus and Mary Chain. After spending most of 1992 touring, including a slot on that year's Lollapalooza tour, the band went into the studio during January 1993 with the notion of recording an acoustic album.