29 Sep 2011

Rocket Probes September 2011 Playlist

Serpentina Satelite - Nothing to Say
(The South American Stooges in space 1st album, the best band of its kind we've heard from that continent)

Pulp - Space

(Spacey synths, fuzz wah guitar, free drumming and monotone Jarvis dialogue on space travel that morphs into a kraut/glam stomp)

Dwarr - Animals
(Lost 80s metal album that’s recently been unearthed by Drag City...sounds like a slightly prog'ier Sabbath with added moog squelches and wah)

Motorhead - On Parole / 1977 Peel Session
("You can call me Motorhead, alright!")

Belong - Come See
(US shoegaze that sticks a thick haze of guitar/keyboard fuzz and ethereal vocals over a motorik drum machine and looping bass)

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
(For usual readers this may seem like an odd choice for the Rocket playlist, but this lp has been on Mission Control’s decks a lot this year...a great album where more than once she and her band tip their hat to ‘Can’)

Ashtray Navigations – 3 Rockets Thicken
(Another great 7" from the fantastic Trensmat records)

Hawkwind - Leave No Star Unturned
(You're trying to fly, you get nowhere)

Pipedream - The Journey from Hamburg to Iceland
(Del Dettmar's mid 90's space rock voyage)

Cave - Neverendless
(Motorik exertion's)

Dinosaur Jnr - You're Living All Over Me
(Pivotal album for Rocket, along with Mudhoney, this is where we first heard Fuzz guitars)

Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
(A plethora of YLT sides, moods and shades)