[Audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/531950/havoc/French%20Frith%20Kaiser%20Thompson%20-%20Killerman%20Gold%20Posse.mp3,http://dl.dropbox.com/u/531950/havoc/Devastations%20-%20Sex%20%26%20Mayhem.mp3,http://dl.dropbox.com/u/531950/havoc/03%20Triptych_%20Prayer%20_%20Protest%20_%20Peace.mp3,http://dl.dropbox.com/u/531950/havoc/14%20Red%20Sea%2C%20Black%20Sea.mp3,http://dl.dropbox.com/u/531950/havoc/Atari%20Teenage%20Riot%20-%20Atari%20Teenage%20Riot.mp3%5D 1 Killerman Gold Posse John French, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser & Richard Thompson
2 Sex & Mayhem Devastations
3 Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace Max Roach
4 Red Sea, Black Sea Shearwater
5 Atari Teenage Riot Atari Teenage Riot
1 Chaos Engine Pinback
2 Last Time Around Del-Vetts
3 Armageddon Days The The
4 Tonite Is A Special Night (Chaos Mass Confusion Mix) Tricky Vs. The Gravediggaz
5 I Predict A Riot Kaiser Chiefs
He we go with some saneshane Havoc picking.. the “Killerman Gold Posse” kick us off with a delightful number everyone seems to have fun with, French Frith Kaiser Thompson, a supergroup of sorts, joyfully chanting along in childlike happiness and Robin Hood philosophy.
On with some Uhh, sex and mayhem….”When you buried my head….In your child-baring hips…And you splintered my bones, ..And rattled my teeth” It’s more fun to listen to than read about… pretty much like the real thing…..I’m told.
”Triptych; Prayer/Peace/Protest” is introduced by Roach’s signature drum moves, an eerie operatic vocal of oppressed angst-emoting, a 5/4 beat from the percussionist and bizarrely written for interpretive dance – if that hasn’t put you off – you could have a listen to a most beautiful and frighteningly interesting pivotal work in the early-’60s African-American protest movement. Stunning.
Detailed, reflective songwriting in contemporary indie is more my thang and Shearwater put the Red Sea, Black Sea in a bottle – let it settle and then Shake it about vigorously – resulting in a large amount of alternative pop sprayed about my room.
Digital hardcore founders Atari Teenage Riot were an attack on the increasingly neo-nazi influenced German techno scene back in 1992 – this is -to a 90′s teenager – what Max Roach was to the 60′s… pick your generation granddad.
A chaos engine is a home computer that develops complex song structure while maintaining indie pop sensibilities and obviously works perfectly for Pinback (I may have made that up) lovely track.
Del-Vetts created dirty rock back when Garage was a million bands taking a bit of fuzz & trying to fry the world with it (thanks Fintan), the song gets picked more for the DIY ethic of its ‘let’s form a band and release a single’ creating musical nuggets havoc, than the splendidly retro rock. ACE.
The The cause mayhem by being impossible to find in a search engine. Armageddon Days was written during the 1980′s but is still poignant today as it’s geopolitical rants have continued to develop from the 80s through to the present time. Immense.
Tonite Is A Special Night is the perfect blend between Tricky’s trip-hop sound and the Gravediggaz horror-core style. Quite a coup for Tricky using Wu-Tang super-producer RZA at the height of his talent.
and I leave you with the Kaiser Chiefs perfecting their five year olds playground rhyming – it’s brilliant, grilliant and a little bit: not very sensible.