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Pirate Transmission #2 - "Bad Teeth Island"

Pirate Transmission #2 - "Bad Teeth Island"

Another week, another Thursday Spotify Playlist.

Hunx and His Punx, Street Punk

Hunx and His Punx, Street Punk

The Story Of "Bad Teeth Island"

This one was heavily influenced by what has been going on around my site and discussions about my site. In this case:

* Cosmic Psychos was (for instance) one of the artists that I learned through my "Expert" reaction request for five albums people would have included on Rolling Stone Magazines "Top 40 Punk Rock Albums of All-Time" list.

* Parquet Courts was one of the artists I included in Digital Bin #12

* I found Hunx and his Punx while doing some searches for my response to Rolling Stone's list and was blown away. I was already a big fan of NoBunny! (they toured together apparently but had not personally heard this Seth Bogart project before (Greatness IMHO).

 * The inclusion of "Radio Gaga" by Queen was inspired by my "Rockist" or Right post about Lady Gaga's Bowie performance at the Grammy awards this year.

I want to mention, that I wrote some articles earlier in the Fall (maybe last Summer) about the name of the band "Viet Cong," I do love their music, but I am not including them uncritically here (they also are changing or have changed their name since the controversy).

All of my playlist names are inspired by Captain Beefheart,

As usual, there will be links to some information about the artist if you click on their names.

Bad Teeth Island (The Songs)

Parquet Courts, Human Performance

Parquet Courts, Human Performance

In case you are wondering, the naming of the playlists is a tribute to Captain Beefheart.

1. The Man, Patto, Patto 

2. Threshold Apprehension, Black Francis, Bluefinger

3. Four Teeth, True Widow, Circumambulation

4. Island, Fear Of Men, Fall Forever

5. Elle, Cosmic Psychos, Go The Hack

6. Human Performance, Parquet Courts, Human Performance

7. Saturday, Sports, All Of Something

8. Bad Skin, Hunx and His Punx, Street Punk

9. Raspberry Fields, Cannibal Ox, The Cold Vein

10. Bunker Buster, (Viet Cong), S/T

11.  Radio GaGa, Queen, The Works

Another Playlist bites the dust? I dig all 25 or 26 playlists so far, but this one is one of my favorites so far. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Patto, Patto

Patto, Patto

What did you think of Bad Teeth Island? What artists were new to you and which songs did you like the most (or hate), I would love to hear your opinion, leave a comment!

 

The One Where I Endorse Most Of Rolling Stone's Modern Punk List (sigh)

The One Where I Endorse Most Of Rolling Stone's Modern Punk List (sigh)

The Black Keys owe Steve Miller an Apology

The Black Keys owe Steve Miller an Apology