September 25, 2009 Playlist

"Little Baby Buntin'" by Killdozer (1987)
Killdozer  "Little Baby Buntin'"  1987 (USA)
Killdozer is undoubtedly the greatest rock band ever to come out of Madison, Wisconsin.   Their sludgy brand of "punk rock" combined with ludicrously grunted sleazy agrarian Marxoid lyrics was quintessentially Midwestern, and they soon found a home at Chicago's legendary indie label Touch & Go.  Along with other T&G acts like Butthole Surfers, Big Black, Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard, Killdozer helped to define the so-called "pigfucker" movement which flourished briefly in the 1980's.  A few years later out in Seattle a similar mix of ironic dumbness, working class imagery and heavy riffing exploded in the so-called "grunge rock" movement.  Killdozer reunited with a new guitarist around 1993 and rode that gravy train for a few more years, before splitting for good in 1997.  However, the original lineup has done several well-received reunion gigs since 2006, and have a  performance scheduled this weekend in Madison (local gigs usually include an appearance by 1990's "replacement guitarist" Paul Zagoras for the encore.)
Here's the original Gerald-Hobson-Hobson lineup live back in the good ole indie-punk 1980's playing "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" (by Bad Company!) and "Hottentot".  And here's the "Mark II" 1990's lineup with Zagoras replacing Bill Hobson on lead guitar:  "Knuckles The Dog (Who Helps People)".  And finally, here's the original trio reunited at the Touch & Go 25th Anniversary festival in 2006.
And for no particular reason, here's a bonus funny clip for you Kraftwerk fans:  Ralf & Florian, The SitCom.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Richard Lloyd Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix) The Jamie Neverts Story (N) 2009 (Sufi Monkey/Parasol) USA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience If 6 Was 9 Axis: Bold As Love 1967 USA/UK
Butthole Surfers Something (live) Live PCPPEP 1984 USA
Butthole Surfers Lady Sniff Psychic, Powerless . . . Another Man's Sac 1984 USA
Monotonix I Can't Take It Anymore Where Were You When It Happened (N) 2009 (Drag City) Israel
Killdozer The Ballad Of My Old Man Little Baby Buntin'
1987 USA
Killdozer Never Gave Me A Kiss Little Baby Buntin'
1987 USA
Killdozer I Am, I Said (Neil Diamond) Little Baby Buntin'
1987 USA
Killdozer King Of Sex Snakeboy 1985 USA
Mudhoney Here Comes Sickness (live) Superfuzz Bigmuff Deluxe (CD reissue) rec. 1988 USA
Gang of Four At Home He's A Tourist Entertainment! 1979 UK
Cornershop The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making) Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast (N) 2009 (Ample Play) UK
Black Moth Super Rainbow Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise Eating Us (N) 2009 (Graveface) USA
Matmos Rainbow Flag Supreme Balloon 2008 USA
Black Dice
Nite Creme Repo (N) 2009 (Paw Tracks) USA
Lithops Concretemess And Abstraction Mound Magnet, Part Two: Elevations Above Sea Level (N) 2009 (Killer Pimp) Germany
Von Sudenfed (Mark E. Smith & Mouse on Mars) Fledermaus Can't Get It Tromatic Reflexxions 2007 UK/Germany
Suicide Mr. Ray The Second Album 1979 USA
Harmonia Walky-Talky Deluxe 1975 Germany
Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra Mu Atlantis 1969 USA
Dom Edge Of Time Edge Of Time 1972 Germany
Far East Family Band The Cave Nipponjin 1975 Japan
Klaatu Little Neutrino Klaatu 1976 Canada
Attila (Billy Joel) Tear This Castle Down Attila 1970 USA
Morton Subotnick Touch (part one) Touch 1969 USA
William B. Fischer Capsule Circles 1970 USA
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