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RIP Ralph Carney

I’m supremely sad to hear of the passing of Saxophonist Ralph Carney. Ralph played with everyone from Tom Waits to Bill Laswell and many other artists, too many to name. This is some video I shot in 2014 when Ralph sat in with Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, who were on tour with Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys). Cheetah joins in on Fun House halfway through this clip which is a treat in itself but Ralph is all over this. Such a fluid musician and a huge loss to the music world.

 

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Simply Saucer (live at Entropy Studios 2016)

Simply Saucer are a legendary proto-punk band from Hamilton, Ontario. Lo-fi Garage and Krautrock influences are prevalent in their unique sound, which they very much make their own. If you’ve never heard or heard of them, check out the 1989 release Cyborgs Revisited which contains material from 1974 and some live stuff from 1975, though it sounds like it’s from another time.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable set to watch. At least 2 of the original members are playing in the current line up, featuring Edgar Breau, and I’m glad to say, it looks as if they’ve been quite active as of late. It’s cool to see these weird toons kept alive and I’d love to see them if they ever make it out of the Rust Belt.

For some further exploration, check out this recent interview with Jesse Locke (he also plays drums in the above set) who wrote a bio on the band called “Heavy Metalloid Music: The Story of Simply Saucer.


 

TURN ME ON DEAD MAN: new album “Heavymetal Mothership” coming out this fall

We’re already working on the next album! It’s been a fun time playing bass on these songs and we’re looking forward to working with Heavy Psych Sounds. This is what I’ve been up to recently.

San Francisco based heavy psych freaks TURN ME ON DEAD MAN have confirmed the release of their new full-length ?Heavymetal Mothership? on October 13th via Heavy Psych Sounds. 

?Heavymetal Mothership? is the 5th release by the San Franciscan heavydelic space rock behemoth known as TURN ME ON DEAD MAN. Secrets of sound, hidden bases on the moon, trans-humanism: it?s all in here. Apocalypse rock for the end of the world or the soundtrack to a mothership invasion? You decide. ?Heavymetal Mothership? is both incredibly heavy and totally far out psyche!

The bands twin guitar harmonization, melodic rhythmic switchbacks and trippy apocalypto-mystical lyricism keep California?s psychedelic rock tradition alive. In their own words: ?mind melt music for the sick and twisted, heavydelic super rock for the ultimate freak outs?.

TURN ME ON DEAD MAN ?Heavymetal Mothership?
Out October 13th on Heavy Psych Sounds
Presale starts September 15th

TRACK LISTING: 
01. Vimana
02. Asteroid 9

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New music, new home, waning moon…oh yeah, and a killer review!

The latest from Andalusia Rose, one of the bands I’ve been playing in for a few years now. Follow the blog for updates if you are interested in California rock and roll!!!

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Hi there…it’s Wendy here this time. Things have been a bit quiet on the public front of the Andalusia Rose camp, but lots is happening behind the scenes. The past few months have been monopolized by a big move for me from Oakland to Morongo Valley, just outside of Joshua Tree. I’m loving the desert life, full of coyotes, rabbits, roadrunners, spiders and some recent owl sightings! The simple things. The quiet and the dark have been quite inspiring for me, to say the least.

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There is a rich artistic and musical community here, and I’m looking forward to deepening my roots in that. I recently attended the Desert Generator Festival at Pappy & Harriets, a 5-band show featuring Earthless, Brant Bjork, Orchid, The Shrine, and Black Rainbows, along with the Rolling Heavy custom van show. We mingled with the stars, including Brant Bjork and Riding Easy Records honcho Daniel…

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