and on the 8th day, god created amoeba.

so if any of ya’ll were following me on twitter monday and tuesday you got a shit load of posts about amoeba records.  sorry.  sorta. it’s just i can’t contain my love for amoeba.   where else can you get 8 cd’s and 2 dvd’s for $120.  rarieties, surprises and just plain kick ass music.

i’m staying in marina del rey which is near absolutely nothing – thankfully the hotel arranged a car for me to go into hollywood – side note; the car was driven by franklin.  franklin is the bomb.  kick ass driver.

when i got back to the hotel and opened my booty bag, this is what fell out:

monkey.  journey to the west.

billed as “created by the team behind gorillaz” – journey to the west is an opera based on an ancient chinese folk story and is performed in chinese, and produced by gorillaz’s brilliant mastermind, damon albarn.  this one is beautiful.  i’ve only given it a quick listen, but i think i’m gonna dig.

soulwax.  soulwax presents 2 many dj’s the mash-up machine

anyone who’s ever read my blogs and my mentions of amoeba records knows of my love of soulwax.  this latest mach-up collection features the beatles vs kraftwerk, destiny’s child vs nirvana, beastie boys vs acdc and many more.  loving this collection.

heloise & the savoir faire.  trash, rats and microphones

i know nothing of this recording other than the track ‘odyle’ which i shazamed the other night.  loved that track, and got the disk for a buck.  $1! can you believe it?

duffy.  rockferry.

again, i don’t know much about this other than the single and the fact that the album blew up all over europe.  got it used for $9.  sweet.

the duke spirit.  neptune.

i fucking love the track ‘the step and the walk’ and am greatly looking forward to hearing the rest of this album.  liela ross’ voice is a kick ass singer with a great rock-n-roll style.  dig.

robbie williams.  i’ve been expecting you.

about half of this european release was compiled for robbie’s first us album, so i’ve not heard some of these tracks before.  course, it’s robbie, so i’m going to dig, and he’s smoking hot.

mark ronson. version.

ok, yes, i already own this but i can’t find it to save my f’ing life.  so i found this advanced copy of the album for $6 bucks.  can’t go wrong, plus i love love love it (and he’s smoking hot too).

prince & the revolution.  1999.

so back when cd’s first started coming out (way back in the late 80’s for you yng’uns); they had limited storage capacity and albums were sometimes truncated for space.  such is the case with my cd copy of 1999 – it’s missing the track d.m.s.r. seriously, wtf?!

so i finally am replacing my copy of 1999 now that it’s been restored to its original track listing.   to quote the man “we’re gonna show U muthas how 2 scream”.  fuck ya.

kill memory crash.  when the blood turns black.

this was playing at amoeba when i came in.  it’s dark, industrial, hard.  kinda sexy too.

peter gabriel.  still growing up live & unwrapped.  double disk dvd.

sweet.  double the peter goodliness.  disk one ‘still growing up live’ which tracks the second leg of peter gabriel’s 2003/04 european tour.  disk two ‘still growing up unwrapped’ peter’s daughter anna’s tour documentery.  nice insite to peter & the band’s time on the road.

robbie williams.  live at the albert.

robbie’s 2001 show at the albert.  fuck ya.  he came, he saw, he swung.  this is essentially the concert version of robbie’s swing album “swing when your winning” – big band never sounded so good.  and did i mention he’s hot.

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6 Comments on “and on the 8th day, god created amoeba.”

  1. YOWZA. Next time you’re in town, we need to kick it–I love all of these artists, too, although I’ve never listened to Duffy. Prolly because the first time I saw her CD, it was in an effing Starbucks. No thanks. Mark Ronson played the best setlist ever (of other people’s music) on BBC’s 6 Mix, which I am imparting to you here (sorry if you already have it):

    Richard Swift – Songs of National Freedom
    The Smiths – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
    Candie Payne – One More Chance
    Rumblestrips – Back To Black
    Pete Rock and CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You
    Arcade Fire – Intervention
    Beach Boys – Sail On Sailor
    Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Beggin (Pilooski edit)
    Kings of Leon – Slow Night, So Long
    Queens of the Stone Age – Better Living Through Chemistry
    The Gaylads – Fire & Rain
    Ben Folds Five – Battle of Who Could Care Less
    Stevie Wonder – We Can Work It Out
    Led Zeppelin – The Rain Song

    From beginning to end, the whole thing works, and I don’t even like some of these people. But it’s awesome if you throw a party or go for a drive. Download, ho!

  2. the hobbit Says:

    I LERVE amoeba records. We have one on Haight Street down from my house in SF.

  3. cb Says:

    Wow, people still actually BUY albums and support an industry that creates so much environmental waste? Here I figured most just downloaded music now…


  4. libhomo Says:

    Thanks for the tip.

  5. dseals Says:

    Great to see people still buy CD’s. I’m a collector myself and Amoeba is one of my favorites. If you’re ever in Chicago near Ashland & Division, hit up Dustygroove Records. They know their stuff.

  6. […] – this is going to take me some time to devour.  and it’s right on the heels of my annual shopping spree at amoeba records in la (coming this tuesday)… so much music, so little […]

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