Thursday, November 16, 2006


The equation is very simple and should have made for the most awesome CD ever released! I saw this and my eye balls jumped right out of their sockets and landed onto the CD rack to see if it were true. Yes my friends it's true.
Curtis Mayfield: Gospel
However, upon first listen I've decided to re-work the equation to:
Don't get me wrong, it's not that it's a snoozefest, but it isn't as sweaty and grinding as I thought it would be. I guess I set the expectation bar James Brown high for this one and it just didn't get there. Probably my fault anyway for doing that.
"People Get Ready", with the Impressions is a good track and almost worth the whole CD, but alot of the other stuff is just ok. Mr. AMG felt the same way about it that I did, but the folks at Amazon really dug it. Everybody knows that these are just my opinions so you may feel different. So if you're curious, snag it or like Curtis Mayfield, snag it.
Mayfield's kind of sad Bio is here at Wiki. You should give it a read if you want to be cool and stuff.

Track List:
1. Amen
2. People Get Ready
3. Whever You Leadeth Me
4. You Ought To Be In Heaven
5. Jesus
6. A Prayer
7. Meeting Over Yonder
8. Something To Believe In
9. Love To The People
10. We Got To Have Peace
11. When We're Alone
12. Keep On Pushing
13. It's All Right /Amen

Quick Stats:
Curtis Mayfield - Gospel
69 MB
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

More Noise from Wisconsin

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my previous Killdozer post. I almost decided not to post this one, but I really did appreciate the comments I received. This post is my way of thanking you.

I already told you all about Killdozer, so I guess I don't have to tell you again. This CD contains two recordings previously released on vinyl. Intellectuals are the Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite was Killdozer's first album, released back in 1984. It contains a nasty version of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Run Through the Jungle and a song about everyone's favorite serial killer from Wisconsin, Ed Gein. Snakeboy (or possibly Snake Boy) was their second album, released in 1985. It contains a version of Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl, that you've gotta hear to believe. It also features one of my very favorite Killdozer songs, King of Sex. ("I am the King of Sex! And I come from the state of Tex-as!")

These recordings were released on the Touch And Go label, by the way. Just thought I'd mention that. That fact alone should tell you quite a bit about what this band sounds like. At any rate, if you liked For Ladies Only, I'm sure you'll like this. Not so many cover songs, but this was recorded when they were younger and fresher, and it is musically much more interesting than their later material.

I'm not going to post a complete track listing here, but you should be aware that tracks 1 through 8 comprise their debut album, while tracks 9 through 19 comprise Snakeboy. For maximum enjoyment, serve with cheese and Point beer.
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