January 29, 2020 Playlist

"Gamel" by OOIOO (2014)
OOIOO "Gamel"  2014 (Japan)
This band with an unpronounceable name is the primary vehicle for the musician who calls herself "Yoshimi P-We", or just simply Yoshimi. For almost a decade she was the primary drummer of Boredoms (a group that often had multiple drummers), who were arguably Japan's greatesst heavy underground psychedelic rock band of all time (at least after their early years when they were more of a punk/noise band). Yoshimi is also well known in the Western underground for her collaborations, including the "indie rock supergroup" Free Kitten with Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and Julia Cafritz (Pussy Galore). OOIOO's music is pretty much unclassifiable, based on improvised layers of percussion and chanted vocals (the group is all-female); there's also bass and guitars in the mix (Yoshimi is the guitarist and lead singer in this group rather than the drummer), but it's not what you'd call "rock" music. OOIOO has released eight interesting albums since 1997, with the most recent being released earlier this month. Gamel is arguably their best to date, being a double album of epic free-flowing jams.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Sex PistolsAnarchy In The UK (live)Live at Happy House in Stockholm
(bonus track from deluxe CD reissue of Never Mind The Bollocks)
rec. 1977, rel. 2012UK
Sex PistolsNo FeelingsNever Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols1977UK
GedoCompleted (live)Gedo1974Japan
Public Image Ltd.CorporateWhat The World Needs Now . . . 2015UK
Wire HungMind Hive (N)2020 (Pink Flag)UK
PoppyLet's Make A VideoPOPPY.COMPUTER2017USA
Poppy Bite Your TeethI Disagree (N)2020 (Sumerian)USA
black midi 953Schlagenheim (N)2019 (Rough Trade)UK
Eddy Current Suppression Ring Modern ManAll In Good Time (N)2019 (Castle Face)Australia
Black Lips Hooker JonThe Black Lips Sing . . . In A World That's Falling Apart (N)2020 (Fire)USA
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Shut It DownColorado (N)2019 (Reprise)Canada/USA
Shizuku Gunung Agung
OOIOO BulunNijimusi (N)  ("Bleeding")2020 (Thrill Jockey)Japan
BoredomsSuper GoingSuper ae2000Japan
DMBQLittle Leaf
    I. Movement
   II. Swell
  III. Etude
Sex PistolsNew York (demo version)bonus track from deluxe CD reissue of Never Mind The Bollocksrec. 1977, rel. 2012UK
(Sandy) Alex GGuilty
   / So (live)
Live At Third Man Records2018USA
Herbie MannChain Of Fools (Don Covay / Aretha Franklin)Memphis Underground1969USA
Archie SheppHipnosisA Sea Of Faces1975USA
Masahiko SatohAcid ReactionAmorphism1986Japan
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