Sunday, December 10, 2006

ontological.poke.in.eye


will work for furniture

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are they off to, those ducks?

Monday, December 11, 2006 8:15:00 am  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

work, middles shift, on a Sunday, none of them with lifts in

Monday, December 11, 2006 11:53:00 am  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

bet they work for sainsburys.

Monday, December 11, 2006 5:29:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always hated having to work on a Sunday ... I like to observe the Sabbath.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 12:02:00 pm  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

black sabbath?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 1:49:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sabbath bloody sabbath.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 3:26:00 pm  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Great track from a great album, by a band at the top of their limited powers. They invented death Metal, for sure. Tuning down to C# was also a stroke of genius, and prefigured the baritone guitar. Iommi might have been as stiff as a board, angular, and unlyrical, but his robotic approach gave them difference. Everything up to Never Say Die is worth listning to; and everything except Sabbotage and Never Say Die is wonderful, I think. The first thing I heard was Master of Reality. I even have it on CD. Fucking brilliant. No irony.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:54:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the way they were the antithesis of Led Zeppelin - no sex or glamour, but just made this great lumpen take-it-or-leave-it noise.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:28:00 pm  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

zero the hero.

played it to death, hooked it up to my mates guitar amp, and through a bass speaker, didn't do much for the sound quality, but it was nasty and loud. very loud :)



oh, and thanks for the mp3 mails :)
enjoyed 'em.
well, dock at least, good stuff!

Saturday, December 16, 2006 7:54:00 am  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Zero the Hero - Gong. Now you're talking.

Yes, BS were unglamourous. Hard to calculate their influence. It is huge, for such. Were would all those Norwegian death metal bands be without them? I never saw them live. Saw Osbourne, on his first solo tour, Liverpool Royal Court, row s. Too pop-metal for me. But at least before he made a wanker of himself. Randy Rhodes brandished his guitar to the front row - a white Strat. Someone snatched it from him. It disappeared into the crowd for a good 5 minutes. Welcome to Liverpool.

Saturday, December 16, 2006 11:23:00 am  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

typo: *for sure* not for such

Saturday, December 16, 2006 11:23:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gong? Something else that, although supposed to be off my punk radar back then, I sneaked a listen or two. Cup of tea, man?

Saturday, December 16, 2006 6:29:00 pm  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Gong's 'Fohat Digs Holes in Space' was a real favourite when I was 15 or 16. I remember being very influenced by that, writing one of my first ever songs, at 18, with that in mind. Gong very underrated. Became jazzier/fusiony with (was it?) Pierre Molan's Gong.

Saturday, December 16, 2006 9:27:00 pm  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

gong did a track i've been after for years, never found it again, and the one copy i had on tape got ruined by a druken/stoned baffoon...
It was the girls voice listing lots of dead people, or saying 'I am xxxx'
hard to recall, as it was in the height of my waster years, lots of bits of music got mashed in my head, but i know i'd recognise it again if i heard it.
I thought it was on electric camembert, but it wasn't :(
still, did buy the album...must dig out a record player...

Thanks Dr A, you've set me off on a right nostalgia thing.
Almost have the craving to score some weed and acid....think I'm a bit old for them these days though.

Sunday, December 17, 2006 12:10:00 am  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

oh, and the 'zero the hero' that I meant was a Sabbath song :)
can't remember the album, but i think 'trashed' was another track...

Sunday, December 17, 2006 12:12:00 am  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

The Gomg LP is called 'Camembert Electrique' (sp?), I seem to remember, Inc. It has 'Fohat Digs Holes in Space' on it, I similiarly seem to recall. The track you mention might be on 'You'. It does ring a bell. Can't recall the Sabbath song. Is it on Sabbotage? Might be 15 years since I heard that album. I grew up on this stuff. But I quickly moved onto King Crimson, ECM jazz, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorious et al, on the one hand, and Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, The Smiths et al, on the other. I still have my days of playing Prog, postpunk, and old stuff. Nothing wrong with nostalgia, I think; so long as the stuff is still good. Something like 'Dead Souls' by Joy Div doesn't age, in terms of impact.

Sunday, December 17, 2006 1:02:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, there is listening to music that you like, value and build up a history with, then there is that specious, creeping nostalgia that I see practised in the media a lot.
I never listen to the Velvets out of nostalgia ... it just seems like great music to me.
The retro thing where some prawn writing for the Guardian or the NME will dig up an era and start championing a particular strand of music is completely corrupt.

Sunday, December 17, 2006 6:51:00 am  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

Hmmm, rooted through my cassette collection, 'Born again' was the Sabbath album, says it was released in 83...so past the good times then :)

I'll try the gong 'you' and see if that was the one :)

and yes you got the title of the album right :)
i all have to download it as both my record players have no needles.

I really must go out and buy a decent deck.

Sunday, December 17, 2006 8:28:00 am  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

all=shall quite how i missed two letters....

Sunday, December 17, 2006 8:29:00 am  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

I agree with St A, enforced or coerced nostalgia sucks.

but it's nice to have a blast from the past on a random trigger.

And Dr A is pretty random :)

Sunday, December 17, 2006 8:31:00 am  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

random-r-us, mate. Load of blokes orbiting around 40 discussing rock music. Perfectly okay!

Sunday, December 17, 2006 10:45:00 am  

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