Wednesday, March 27, 2013


This is such a special record. I love Peter Brötzmann! He's such a giant in free jazz, having been active since the 60s and he's still pumping out albums like crazy and still tours a lot all over the world. On this record from 77 , he brought his friend, drummer Han Bennink into the German Black Forest and recorded there in the wild. Bennink is using water, air, sticks and stones as percussion, while Brötzmann plays the sax like a wildman! You can hear the wind and birds singing. A very special record!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Today's Top 5
Not feeling like listening to guitar today, so here goes the top 5 records with zero 6-string!

Gatefold of Soft Machine's "Third" Awesomeness Indeed.

1. Soft Machine -Third
2. John Coltrane -Interstellar Space
3. The Thing - Live at Blå
4. Peter Brötzmann - For Adolphe Sax
5. Sun Ra - Strange Strings

On this one the whole Arkestra played instruments that they didn't master prior to the recording. It's by far my favorite Sun Ra!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Desert Island Records 3/1713

My favorite records today! Tomorrow it will look completely different. Sometimes it's all jazz, sometimes all rock, sometimes a mixed bag. Dinosaur Jr's 1987 masterpiece "You're living all over me" will always be on the list I think. It has got the ultimate sound. Complete DNA-changing sound! A cement blender filled with acid! I first heard it sometime in the early nineties, and I've never tired of it.
So today my top 5 look something like this.
Dinosaur Jr - You're living all over me
Mats Gustafsson - Bengt
Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
Albert Ayler - Something Different
Sleep - Dopesmoker

Home made gig posters from back in the day (Norway)
SirkelRock one made by Morten Reiten, Nimrod/Painted Face made by Ola Flatvad, the two Palermo ones made by me.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The era of ironic mustaches?

Nothing turns me off more than an indie rocker in skinny jeans and an ironic mustache. I don't care if these kids compose the next Sgt. Pepper, looking like that I already hate you. It doesn't even make me feel old in the get-off-my-lawn kinda way. It just makes my blood boil! Do these people tour on fixed gear bikes? Someone should bring Lester Bangs back to life, we NEED him to call this out! Make it stop! I wouldn't be too worried that I am missing out on a Sgt. Pepper, Village Green (Kinks), You're Living All Over Me (Dinosaur Jr) every time I hear these bands it sounds like 20 religious kids get on a stage, with horns and mandolins, they sound even worse than Arcade Fire. I listened to NPR in the car on the way to work the other day and they were covering this years SXSW festival in Austin TX. The reporter told me the thing that seemed popular these days are big bands of 10 or more, exploding with joy onstage, sorta like get the idea. Here I am hoping this horrible era of music is coming to an end, and they are telling me on the radio that its just #%*^+^# starting! I need to go out less. Is rock not only dead, but also dug up, beaten and dressed like a drag queen?
If one record could cure this, which one would it be? What record should we choose when we strap these people to a chair? (clockwork orange style) Which one record should be played on repeat on weeks end to wash away their sins?

Out-bloody-Rageous (first blood)

So I named my blog after a Soft Machine tune from their best (I consider myself an absolute authority on this) album. I'm sure they wouldn't mind, they stole their name from a William S. Burroughs story. I wanted to name it "Everything went black" (Black Flag) big surprise that one was taken! I'm sure whoever's using that name is really punk rock and worthy of the awesome name. I'm not very punk rock so....then again I'm not very prog either. I listen to all kindza music! And I like to talk about it. But who wants to listen? Nobody that's who!!!! So I can ramble to myself on this bloggedy blog. I'll exercise my demons. My demons are going to get so fit!