18 April 2012

Jimmy Swaggart - Flying Missiles, Atomic Bombs and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (16RPM 12" vinyl)

Hallelujah, brothers and sisters! Reverend Swaggart is here tonight to talk to you about da bomb. This album is full of coded references to folks such as George Clinton and Gap Band. Perhaps it's a huge metaphor for solicitation of prostitution. 

Imagine an audience of polyester jackets, dacron pants, itchy dresses and netted hats. There are eddies of nods and waving hands throughout the congregation. The Cold War has got them scared stiff. The Seven Years War will be a high-tension, high-Roentgen battle of arms, hair, blood, teeth and soil. Oh, it's coming brothers & sisters, and Jimmy's here to help you make it from Har Megiddo to heaven. 

Sidebar: this is the first found audio that I've come upon that ran at 16 RPM. A few sites mentioned that many vinyls used in radio production were created at this speed to allow a greater density of stuff on a single platter. I guess Jimmy's record was played loud, long and proud via one of those Tennessee shortwave/AM stations high in the hills. Incidentally, many of those are still very active in the shortwave arena.

The album was ripped from an Ion USB LPDOCK into Audacity at 33 RPM. The tracks were slowed to the proper speed, then processed through Normalize and Click Removal. It was encoded with LAME 3.98, VBR v0, extreme preset. 

Get started on your training for the inevitable nuclear holocaust by CLICKING HERE

26 March 2012

Danger Mouse - Good Grief! The Hiphop Mix Tape, Volume 3 (2000) CDR

Danger Mouse - Good Grief! The Hiphop mixtape, Volume 3 (2000) CDR

Before Brian Burton shot off into the stratosphere of stardom (alliteration, ho!), he put out a very consistent and tight series of mixtapes and CDs. I bought this at Wuxtry Records in Decatur around the spring or summer of 2000. I didn't know who this man was, but I was sold on the track listing from the moment I saw it.

Solely by coincidence, about a month later, I went to Athens to meet some friends for drinks and a late dinner. The friend-of-a-friend across the table introduced himself. Hey, aren't you the same guy that put DWYCK over Who Got Da Props? I had to go to my car and get the disc. It was indeed Danger Mouse, and I gushed about how good of an ear he had for blends. Of course, they call these 'mashups' nowadays. A couple of years go by, and the Grey Album explodes onto the scene. From there, you know the rest of the story.

The disc I have in the case now is actually the fourth instance I've burned. The previous three would all get scratched because I'd have to have a copy everywhere. This rip is fresh from my new, azure blue Taiyo Yuden copy.

Track Listing

01 Danger Mouse - Intro
02 Pete Rock w/ Inspectah Deck - True Master (DM Mix)
03 Common - The 6th Sense
04 Nas - Drunk 4 Self
05 Big Pun - Leatherface (DM Mix)
06 Mass Influence - All Out
07 Brand Nubian - Escape from NY (Pete Rock Remix)
08 KRS One - Let it Flow
09 Saukrates - Check for Me
10 Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed (DM Mix)
11 Fugees - Vocab (DM Mix)
12 Afu-Ra (feat. the Cocoa Brovaz) - D & D Soundclash
13 Raekwon - Let it Rain
14 Oktober - Infinite Echoes
15 M.O.P. - Home Sweet Home
16 Kool Keith - Hands on Experience
17 Akinyele - Put it in your Mouth
18 Danger Mouse - Interlude
19 Gangstarr - Dwyk (DM Mix)
20 Canibus - 2000 B.C.
21 Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bullshit
22 Beatnuts (featuring Method Man) - Se a Cabo (Remix)
23 Kool G Rap, Rah Digga, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Pharoh Monch, De La Soul - Respect Hip Hop
24 Big L - Put it On (DM Mix)
25 Mos Def & Talib Kweli (feat. Mary) - Beautiful (Blackstar Remix)
26 Royal Flush - Muthafucka
27 Yes - Owner of A Lonely Heart
28 GZA (feat. Inspectah Deck & Masta Killa) - Breaker Breaker (Remix)
29 Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick - The Show
30 Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (DM Mix)
31 Danger Mouse - Outro

25 March 2012

Survival got me buggin'

...but I'm alive on arrival.

Sorry that I've been gone for so long. I kept promising to refresh this blog and post goodies that I hope you will enjoy. There should be routine updates from now on.

Also, please be patient as I update the dead links from older posts. My hosting provider has changed, and I never updated the links. This should be done by the end of the month.

High fives, kisses and hugs to the music-loving people of Earth!


Alec Empire - The Destroyer 7" (1997 - DHR/Grand Royal)

While in college in the mid-90s, I had an ample appetite for glitched/damaged electronic music as well as the intensity and sweat of the hardcore punk of old. I was working at WUSC talking with our rep for Grand Royal. "Have you heard of Digital Hardcore?", she said. After that, a fleet of 7-inch vinyls showed up in the mail. The minute I put this on, there it was: this sound that I had in my head and couldn't formulate it into words.

This is my first vinyl rip. I hope you enjoy it.

Process: Ion LPDOCK -> Audacity (Click removal, normalize) -> LAME 3.99 mp3 (vbr -0)