Friday, February 02, 2007

Finally Friday Video Week 5 [2007]

Look what I found on my brother's I-pod!

Video: Danzig - Mother

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Show Review: The Fratellis @ Melkweg

I'm under some bad spell considering shows lately. I wanted to go to the Hold Steady show feb. 10th, but it is already sold out. The same goes for The Fratellis show of last monday. My big brother thaNniSh did have tickets and was kind enough to write a short review [thanx!].

Costello Music was one of last years most enjoyable albums. Nearly six months after the release of their debut album, The Fratellis finally toured the Netherlands. Although it was in the Old Hall in the Melkweg and on a monday night, it was worth the wait! In comparision to Razorlight, this was definitely a band that seems to enjoy themselves on stage.

The first couple of songs were played very fast, which worked out well for some songs (Everybody Knows You Cried LastNight), but not for Flathead. The pa-da-da sing along felt victim to the speed - a shame! It was positive however to see the band expand their album tracks live. The crowd's reaction however was a bit tame; between songs it was almost completely silent.

Absolute highlight of the show was Chelsea Dagger. It was like everyone was waiting for this moment: the crowd went erserk..goosebumps! Surprisingly enough this was not the last song. It was followed up by Ole Black 'N' Blue Eyes after which an encore of three songs (including a semi-acoustic version of For the Girl) concluded the show.

3voor12 has put the Fratellis show in Haarlem of last week online here.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Top 25 Punk Albums (According to IGN)

Remember Kerrang's really really bad list of the top 50 punk albums ever? IGN made one too and it's actually quite decent, I would say. The omission of Rancid's ...and out come the wolves is somewhat unforgivable, but at least it gets an honourable mention...

IGN's top 25 punk albums:

25. Social Distortion - Social Distortion (1990)
24. NOFX - Punk in Drublic (1994)
23. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
22. The Misfits - Walk Among Us (1982)
21. The Descendents - Milo Goes to College (1982)
20. Plasmatics - Beyond the Valley of 1984 (1981)
19. Husker Du - New Day Rising (1985)
18. Generation X - Generation X (1979)
17. Big Black - Songs About F*cking (1987)
16. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
15. Bad Religion - Suffer (1988)
14. Richard Hell & The Voivoids - Blank Generation (1977)
13. Operation Ivy - Energy (1990)
12. Minor Threat - Out of Step (1984)
11. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams (1969)
10. X - Los Angeles (1980)
9. Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material (1979)
8. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
7. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
6. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
5. The Stooges - Fun House (1970)
4. The Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks (1977)
3. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
2. The Clash - The Clash (1977)
1. The Ramones - The Ramones (1976)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Arcade Fire Ipod got lost in the mail and a new one should be on its way. To make my travels a little bit more pleasant this week, my brother was kind enough to lent me his (Thanx!). In the train this morning I was scrolling through his albums and I found one I hadn't played in a while: Funeral by The Arcade Fire. Their new album (Neon Bible) will come out soon (March 5th) and is probably the most anticipated album of 2007 in "indieworld", which is not surprising considering the succes of Funeral. Anyways, here are some video's from the previous album. Check out the band's Myspace to hear some new ones.

Video: The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

Video: The Arcade Fire - Laika

Video: The Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)