January 18, 2006 Playlist

"The Essential Sounds from the Far East" by DMBQ
DMBQ "The Essential Sounds From The Far East" 2005 (Japan)
My favorite album of 2005 and an instant classic, so sez Dave 3000! The initials stand for "Dynamite Masters Blues Quartet" and this Japanese band does sound like Blue Cheer / Led Zeppelin / Black Sabbath / Stooges - style "progressive heavy blues" plus DYNAMITE. Their playing is explosive and absolutely manic -- fans of the early Boredoms will also want to check this sucker out. If you can afford to pay import prices, there are several more DMBQ albums that have been released in Japan (this is their first US release.) Tragically, DMBQ was in a traffic accident in November '05 and their terrific drummer Mana "China" Nishiura was killed.


Some of the best of 2005 (see the Top Ten List)

N = New Release
Melvins - In The Freaktose The Bugs Are Dying
Mercury Rev - Meth Of A Rockette's Kick
Blue Cheer - Come And Get It
Guitar Wolf - Fujiyama Attack (N)
The Suit - Escape Pod
The Skintones - Baba Ganoush
The Misteriosos - Seven Years (N) - #9 of 2005
Dungen - Panda
Weird War - Illuminated
Sleater-Kinney - Jumpers - #2 of 2005
Stephen Malkmus - It Kills - #3 of 2005
DangerDoom - Benzie Box (N) - #7 of 2005
Sir Tom Jones - Promise Her Anything
OOIOO - Emeraldragonfly (N) - #5 of 2005
Earthling Society - Albion
Old Time Relijun - The Blood And The Milk (N) - #4 of 2005
Liars - We Fenced Other Gardens With The Bones Of Our Own
Black Dice - Street Dude (N)
Flower Travellin' Band - Satori part 5
Speed Glue & Shinki - Keep It Cool
Shonen Knife - Butterfly Boy
Sonic Youth - Track 2 from "Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminimui" (N)
Miles Davis - Circle In The Round
Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - Evening Star

Back to playlists

Back to main