is a word coined by Angus MacLise, original drummer
of the Velvet Underground and quite possibly the
coolest hippie of all time. (cf. track four of
his posthumous CD release The Invasion of Thunderbolt
Pagoda, released by Siltbreeze/Quakebasket.
for immediate cf'ing.)
click on Angus)
CONTENTS PAGE FOR BLASTITUDE #12
Joe S. Harrington's
Top 100 Albums
Part Two: #75-#51
keeps countin' 'em down...this issue's installment is
so excitin' it's the lead story. Featuring Aerosmith,
Sparks, Coltrane, Purple, the Grape, the Five, the Elevators,
and of course.....many more.
The Chicago Improvisers
one of the most exciting and one of the most
low-key groups on the Chicago free/improv scene. With
comments from organizer Jeb Bishop.
Michigan keeps on blowing up...Nautical Almanac,
American Tapes, Hanson, and NOW THIS...
Rettman on Reissues
scribe Tony Rettman keeps on tellin' you
how to Live Like Burt Reynolds on a Mac
by Joe Johnston
new writer to the Blastitude stable --
our third Joe! -- on the endlessly worthwhile
'electric period' of Miles Davis.
Temple of Bon Matin, Jorge Castro, Naturaliste, Ultra
Fuckers, Rob Denunzio, Onnyk, Soothing Sounds For
Raymond, Autodidact, Royal Trux, Taylor Savvy, Yeti
comp, Prince Tribute Album (CPsiP), Free 103
9 Audio Dispatches 01-03, The Animal Collective,
Jared Stanley on The Aislers Set, Happy Supply,
John Cale; Dolman on Adult., Royal Trux, Milovan Srdenovic,
Gong, Wasteoid, Head East, The Curtains, Os Mutantes,
shops Slippytown for The Screaming Mee-Mee's
& Hot Scott Fischer, Cigrism/Bunalimlar, No Neck
Pengo, Crawlspace, MC5, Sukora, Love Peace & Poetry
American bands), Armpit, Feminist Baseball zine; John
Ruhter on The Scientific Method, The Flying Luttenbachers,
Castro/Giffoni, Kangaroo Note, LUV ROKAMBO
Jackson in Napa Valley
the debut of his new Blastitude-exclusive travel/
culture/drinking column, one of Lincoln, Nebraska's
bon vivants, "a Mark Twain for our times"
and the creator
of the beloved comic strip character "Koko",
tells us about
a trip he took to that place where they make the wines.
Silcock and Joe Krings aren't film
experts but that ain't stoppin' em.
Larry Dolman Live
Dolman is an expert on everything.
welcome Christopher Dean Heine's
replacement. The interestingly-named __ ____
is a life-long resident of Minneapolis, where he is
not only a sports commentator, but a competitor
as well! Brad Sonder appears on this page too.
Krings gives us a regional
report on one of today's top touring
rock entertainment acts. You actually will
know them by the trail of their dead.
few words about approximately .002%
of the shows that came to Chicago
in the last couple months.
Tapeworm! From Stamford, CT circa 1978.
Tony Rettman's column this issue for more.
Photo from Music For The Gods: The Fahnestock
Sea Expedition: Indonesia (photo by Howard
1941, Bali.) "Underlying Balinese cosmology
and aesthetics is the concept of ramé
(literally, "crowded"). Ramé
indicates the heightened excitement one feels
when experiencing coincident multiple layers
of meaning, colors, sounds,
and events." That's cool, dude...but we