VIDEO: All Your Friend’s Friends’ “Jump Kick The Legs”

A hip-hop song created from samples found within the K Records catalog? An indie rock fantasy come true.

How about this: an entire album featuring songs featuring samples found within the K Records catalog? Yes, an entire album. The video above is for the song “Jump Kick The Legs”, featuring a hip-hop scene within the pacific Northwest that you might not have heard from before: Olympia, Washington. Oly has been a mecca for punk and indie rock for decades and now they’re giving hip-hop a try. The song was produced by Smoke M2D6 and features rappers such as Xperience, Zikki, Jesus Chris, Candidt, Nicatine, Hashtronaut, Swamp Tiger, Miz, Ang P, Heretic, Shellz Sck, and Luvva J. Get to know them a bit and get involved with what they’re about. The All Your Friend’s Friends compilation album will be out on November 11th and I’ll have a review of it very soon.

VIDEO: Feed Me & Kill The Noise’s “Far Away”

It’s a pop song but it’s a crafty pop song at that, and there’s an animated video for it. You can’t go wrong with that. Originally I thought this was a song by two people: Feed Me and Kill The Noise, but they are one act. One name. Or maybe they are one act with two people. Yeah, I think that’s it. Don’t hesitate to sing along to this.

VIDEO: Marilyn Manson’s “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge”

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Yes, it’s brand new music from Marilyn Manson and this song is called “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge”. You can say it’s a song that is needed during a time when there are musical droughts out there.

No, this video is not the proper one for the song, it’s what is being called a “viral video”. In other words, you see Manson in the video but it’s just wallpaper, nothing more. It’s for you to get into the song and feel its vibe. If you want to download the MP3 of the song for yourself, head to

BOOK’S JOOK: Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys”

  • Book’s Jook is a column dedicated to placing a record within my dream jukebox, if I were to have one. The Seeburg jukebox shown below is similar to the one I have wanted since I was a kid. To read more on why I started this column, click here.

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    When I first saw MTV on December 24, 1981, it was in silence. Oceanic Cablevision in Honolulu were about to bring the new cable network to Hawaiian households but they were still testing it, so while I could see video, there was no music yet. I had heard it was coming, had turned a channel and there it was. I was excited but without any music, I became anxious. On December 31, 1981, the sound popped in and I was immediately sold. The new wave of my musical education would begin. Back then, MTV’s programming was delayed by a week because it wasn’t possible for MTV to send satellite signals 24 a day, 7 days a week, in stereo. That may have been normal for channels like WTCG, CNN, and ESPN, but MTV was still small time. Thus, by the time 1982 was in its first days, they were still showing Christmas programming. One of the first videos I saw was one by the guitarist from The Who, Pete Townshend. It was “Let My Love Open The Door”, which seemed cool but the one I really got into was one that they also used in a few MTV promos.

    The attitude of “Rough Boys” was loud and raunchy and felt like a Who song, or at least it felt like The Who music I had known as an 11 year old. I hadn’t explored their discography just yet but it sounded like some of the older material I heard, some of the then-recent songs and of course their appearance at Woodstock. This was another level. The video showed Townshend at a pool hall, hassling the young kids while he played his guitar with aggression. Did he really say “I wanna fight and kiss you“? It left me to wonder… “why?” Why does Townshend want to kiss the rough boys? (In truth, his lyric was “I wanna bite and kiss you“.) Regardless of what he did or didn’t mean, his guitar work was powerful and always in your face in this song, and the bass work (from Tony Butler, later a member of Big Brother) just pounded deeply and it was felt through a teeny television speaker. I hadn’t known it at the time since the music video only showed Townshend, but Kenney Jones was the drummer for the song. Looking back now, you can tell it’s him although back then, he was primarily known as The Who’s new drummer, having replaced Keith Moon after he died in 1978.

    If there’s any part of the song that I completely bow down to, it’s the rise to the climax in the last 45 seconds. Townshend plays his guitar in a minimalistic fashion, almost meditative while he plays a layer of keyboards and guitars that changes in chords, building up, calming down, before it rises to the point where it doesn’t stop and all of a sudden he yells “I WANNA SEE WHAT I CAN FIND!” and the song ends cold. Those 45 seconds remains a chicken skin moment for me, no matter how many times I listen to it, especially as it follows the powerful strength of the song’s previous three minutes. It makes you want to beat up people.

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  • RECORD CRACK: Cutting a record onto an RCA Selectavision CED (video)

    A week ago, the Databits channel on YouTube decided to find out what would happen if one was to create a record from a standard 12 inch laserdisc. It worked. This time around, he opens up an RCA Selectavision CED, a precursor to the laserdisc, to find out if one is able to make a record from it, even though the CED’s have a set of its own grooves (or “groove” if you want to get technical). Find out what happens.

    You may also want to check out the Databits channel for other items he turns into records, along with other projects involving old and new technologies.

    VIDEO: Pink Avalanche’s “In Empty Spaces”

    The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere is the new album by Pink Avalanche and you can bet they have a lot to share with fans who enjoy their music. They’ve turned “In Empty Spaces” into a video and this one is going to open up your abdomens and leave it open in order for it to heal. Can you feel it? Can you?

    The Chicago band will be hitting the road next month, so catch them if they are of interest to you:

    November 14… Chicago, IL (Subterranean) *
    November 15… Grand Rapids, MI (Founder’s Brewery) *
    November 16… Columbus, OH (Double Happiness) *
    November 17… Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop) *
    November 18… Philadelphia, PA (The Boot and Saddle) *
    November 19… Washington, DC (DC9) *
    November 20… Allston, MA (Great Scott) *
    November 21… Pawtucket, RI (The Met) *
    November 22… Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Night Bazaar) */@

    * = w/ Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost
    @ = w/ Obits

    The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere will be released on November 18th through Past/Futures.

    VIDEO: Virginia Wing’s “Marnie”

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    Virginia Wing’s new album will be out on November 4th, called Measures Of Joy and today, you’ll be able to see and hear one of their measures for your own measure. This South London combo have nothing to fear, thus the reason they wanted to create a video for “Marnie” so here it is, a nice mixture of rock and psychedelic touches. Far out? It may be.

    VIDEO: Butcher Babies’ “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!”

    The legacy of Napolean XIV continues almost 50 years after the release of his biggest song when Butcher Babies have done a brutal metal version of “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!”. Personally, the song doesn’t get to its core until 66 percent into the song, when they speed things up and recite the best lyrics in the song, when Jerry Samuels (b/k/a Napolean XIV) spoke about the “trees and flowers and chirping birds”. That’s the part of the song where you could hear the moment he was being taken away, and the job here is modernized with sick results. The song is from their latest EP Uncovered (Century Media), which also features an incredible cover of S.O.D.’s “Pussywhipped”.