December 10, 2010 Playlist

"In For The Kill" by Budgie (1974)
Budgie  "In For The Kill"  1974 (UK-Wales)
Budgie is a great "second tier" British band from the first wave of heavy metal.  Their first two LP's were produced by Rodger Bain (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest), although their style always had some pub-friendly and even downright silly elements (particularly their taste for wacky song titles like "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" and "If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules".)  Since I read recently that the group's founding bassist/singer Burke Shelley had to have emergency heart surgery, I figured it was time to induct another Budgie classic into the hall of fame -- In For The Kill was their fourth record, and is among their heaviest and best.
The most classic video of Budgie in action is this studio version of "Breadfan" from circa 1973 (one of their best-known songs since it was covered by Metallica.)  There isn't a whole lot more from back in the day, though here's a TV performance of "I Ain't No Mountain" from later in  the 1970's.  Shelley has kept Budgie in flight for all these years, as seen in this more recent clip of another classic headbanger "Melt The Ice Away".
We're also marking the passing of Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson this week, a member of the legendary graphic arts group Hipgnosis (who produced classic album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and many others) and the pioneering industrial music groups Throbbing Gristle and Coil.  Here's Throbbing Gristle's "Six Six Sixties", and a bit of documentary on Coil.
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Throbbing Gristle After The Fall Part Two: The Endless Not 2007 UK
Coil Windowpane Love's Secret Domain 1991 UK
Throbbing Gristle Catholic Sex
   / Exotic Functions
Journey Through A Body 1981 UK
Budgie In For The Kill In For The Kill
1974 UK (Wales)
Budgie Wondering What Everyone Knows In For The Kill
1974 UK (Wales)
Budgie Zoom Club In For The Kill
1974 UK (Wales)
Budgie Anne Neggen If I Were Brittania I'd Waive The Rules 1976 UK (Wales)
NoMeansNo (R) The Tower Wrong 1989 Canada
Monster Magnet
Perish In Fire Mastermind (N) 2010 (Napalm) USA
Radar King Lime (N) 2010 (Important) UK
Endless Boogie
Tarmac City Full House Head (N) 2010 (No Quarter) USA
Jimi Hendrix with The Isley Brothers
Testify West Coast Seattle Boy (N - posthumous anthology) rec. 1964 (2010 Sony Legacy) USA
Stereolab Supah Jaianto Not Music (N) 2010 (Drag City) UK/France
Laetitia Sadier
Un Soir, Un Chien The Trip (N) 2010 (Drag City) France/UK
Bruce Haack Rita Farad: The Electric Voice (N - reissue compilation) rec. 1975 (2010 Stones Throw) Canada
Liars  (Duetonal remix)
No Barrier Fun Sisterworld (N - Deluxe version bonus CD) 2010 (Mute) USA
Anton Barbeau Skunk Hungarian Psychedelic Mynde Of Moses (N) 2010 (Idiot Records) USA/UK
The Vaselines Poison Pen Sex With An X (N) 2010 (Subpop) UK (Scotland)
Black Mountain Wilderness Heart Wilderness Heart (N) 2010 (Jagjaguwar) Canada
The New Lou Reeds Born To Rock Hit Songs (N - compilation)
2010 (Exit Stencil) USA
The Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa) Absolutely Free We're Only In It For The Money 1968 USA
The Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa) Tiny Sick Tears (live) You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4 rec. 1969 USA
The Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa) The Downtown Talent Scout (live) You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5 rec. 1966 USA
Frank Zappa with Archie Shepp Let's Move To Cleveland (live) You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4 rec. 1984 USA
Frank Zappa Cruising For Burgers (live) Zappa In New York (bonus track on CD reissue) rec. 1976 USA
The Orb featuring David Gilmour Spheres Side (excerpt) Metallic Spheres (N) 2010 (Columbia) UK
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