Acapulco Rodriguez brings us his list for 2007:
So it's finally here: the end of 2007!? I mean, what happen!? So you say, Acapulco, what you got to say for youself? Well, I just got to laugh -- you gotta take the good with the bad, and the bad with the ugly: war in Iraq is wack, but Barrack Obama is the next prezident of the USA; Mrs. Acapulco got a bun in thee oven, meanwhile Britney losing all her kids to the man 'cos she ain't done recoverin'. My addiction is strictly musical, and I hope and pray, yours too. This holiday, whether you celebrate Feliz Navidad, Chanukha, or Kwanza, you gots to bring the jams -- and if you're at a loss for what to throw down, here's my personal mix of 37 cuts that made the cut, the muse-sick that made my dick hard this year, or made your pussy wet (as the case may be!? Ha ha ha!). Peace.
Consumer Electronics: Nobody's Ugly, No Fun LP
Broom Dusters: Sound From The Bottom Of The Tokyo Underground, Siwa LP
M.B.: Symphony For A Genocide, Hospital / w.m.o CD
Mattress: In the Pocket, Malt Duck 7"
Peter Brotzmann & Sonny Sharrock: Fragments, Okka Disk LP
Angelblood: Mambo Mange, Locust LP
Billy Bao: Fuck Separation, S-S 10"
Blank Dogs: The First Four Weeks, Freedom School 12"
Eat Skull: Eat Skull, Meds 7"
So Cow: Moon Geun Young, Myoclonic / Almost Ready 7"
Factums: See Inside, Polly Maggoo 7"
Prurient + Kevin Drumm: We Are All Guests In The House Of The Lord, Hospital CD
Blues Control: Puff, Woodsist LP
Raymon Dijkstra: Die Sonne, Die Wille, Le Souffleur LPs
The Contents Are: Within You, Shadoks LP
Striborg: Psychedelic Nightmare, Southern Lord 7"
Church Police: Gilligan's Wings, Skulltones 7"
G/G Apzinas Paraziti: Aborts, Dievs Ir Miris, G/G/A/P CD
Tom Thayer: Tom Thayer, LP
G*Park: Seismogramm, Blossoming Noise CD
Josef Anton Reidl: Josef Anton Reidl, Wergo / Creel Pone CD
The Company: Third Side Of The Moon, Difficult Life LP
David Dunn: Autonomous And Mechanical Systems, New World CD
Slicing Grandpa: Chaos Midnight, Strain Theory / SLF 10"
Various Artists: Brazil '70, Soul Jazz CD
Martyn Bates: Migraine Inducers/Antagonistic Music, Beta-Lactam Ring CD
Tropa Macaca: Marfim LP
Snacks: Natural Snacks, Ehse 10"
Vulcanus 68: S/T, Gigante Sound CD
Pulse Emitter: Progression to Desolation, Black Horizons LP
Geoff Mullen: Armory Radio, Barge LP
Times New Viking: Present the Paisley Reich, Siltbreeze CD
D!O!D!O!D!: Ghost Temple, 2pi CD
Afternoon Penis: High Noon, Our Mouth CD
Sightings: Through The Panama, Load CD
Bee Gees: 1st, Rhino CD
Core Of The Coalman: Anxiety, Resipiscent CD
Magma: Zeuhl On 45, Seidr CD
2007 was a year of fine releases and few masterpieces. I recommend all of the above recordings to anybody on this planet, regardless of age, race, or color, because music is power, the universal language of P-E-A-C-E. Plus-size, I want to give a big what-up to two bands, Talibam! and Starving Weirdos, for dropping some mad science this year, on wax, and on the stage.
In 2007, punk rock is crucial, it's critical, it ain't clinical or cynical: big what-up to groups like Eat Skull, TNV, Blank Doggees, et-fuckin'-al, to labelz like S-S, Hozac, and Sacred Bones, for bringing BACK the troo noize, and to big-dong sites and zines like Shit-Fi, Terminal Boredom, Z-Gun, and Cool Dude, for keeping that shit tight on the printed page and on my screen. And to fucking weirdos like Mattress, who dropped the baddest single of the year! Mad dongz, baby!
Thanks to my bros-in-arms at EFFEMMYOO, Mr. Rich Hazelton, Big BT, Thrice Bryce, Danny "Boomin'" Bloomin', Msr. Mandl, Tony Kool-ter, and company for turning my head on to some madd shitt. German Shepherds, holy shitt! You got the dongz UP!
FINALLY, a big DEEZ NUTZ to all the suckaz who gave mad love to the Yamatsuka Eyes and the Boadrum '07 this summer -- open your eyes, that shit is weak, total faux-mystical bool-shitt. Enjoy your Nikes, bitches! Fucking philistines.
Mad Love in the New Year,