Monday, August 24, 2009

AFS v. 233 ~ feat. the Charles Albright XXXperience!


I just got in an hour before this week's terrestrial radio broadcast of AFS after driving non-stop from Portland, Oregon, where I spent the past weekend at the SMMR BMMR fest. Friday was a fantastic time (Mayyors and Sic Alps were my favorite highlights), but I skipped Saturday's show in favor of catching the Mayyors with The Cysts, Work, and Piles at a crazy house-show, and Sunday was completely lost on two epic meals which left no energy for The Intelligence, Graffiti Island, Christmas Island, Head, or Pierced Arrows. But maybe I was all showed out, because besides the Mayyors, none of it could've held a candle to the amazing debut (and perhaps one-and-only live public on-stage performance) of the Charles Albright XXXperience. I'm very proud to present you now a podcast featuring a full-fledged live performance of Charles & co. This set features the three songs you probably already know and love from his awesome I'm on Drugs 7" record which he self-released in an edition of 100 earlier this year (and mainly gave away to friends) before Scott Soriano repressed it on SS Records, which spread the legend of this longtime Sacto scene fixture beyond the area. To friends and fans of Charles locally, this record came as something of a shock due to its full-tilt brashness and noisiness. But even that was not sufficient warning for this amazing "encore" which surely had to be the result of some intense brainstorming of unprecedented performance schemes which transcend mere gimmickry. Check the double-speed rewind at the end! The Charles Albright XXXperience live in Studio A begins at approximately the 25-minute mark of this 2-hour podcast, and in the last few half hour, we visit eight of the many bands that Charles has played in (denoted with the # symbol), and we have a conversation about them.

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ADAM PAYNE | Onallisalland | Maybelline Weeks 7" | Malt Duck *new
EAT SKULL | Heaven's Stranger | split 7" w/ Male Bonding | Tough Love *new
GANGLIANS | Lost Words | Monster Head Room | Woodsist *new
ENGLISH SINGLES | Daydream | English Cassingles... CS | Palace of the Golden Cassingle *new
BOYS CLUB | Push It Through | Boys Club | Three Dimensional *new
HEAD | I'm Not Like Everybody Else [The Kinks] | Street Level Assault | Evil Clown 1994
~~~~~~~ LIVE IN STUDIO A ~~~~~~~
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | I'm Happy, I'm a Genius
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | Epic II
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | I'm on Drugs
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | Young Woman
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | Headphones
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | I'm Just a Fine Young Man & I'm Doing So Well
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | I Wanna Hold You
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | "encore" ;)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CONDOMINIUM | Barricade | Barricade 7" | Fashionable Idiots *new
DRUNKDRIVER | Fire Sale | Fire Sale 7" | Fashionable Idiots *new
GRAVITAR | Evil Monkey Boy | Evil Monkey Boy 7" | Charnel Music 1994
MOM | Pineapple Princes | Smells Like Dirty Dog Dicks 7" | Grotesque Modern *new
RENALDO & THE LOAF | Lime Jelly Grass | Songs for Swinging Larvae | Ralph 1981
THE PABLUMS | Under My Gums | v/a: Blub Krad | LAFMS 1978
HEATHEN DAN | I Like | v/a: The World's Worst Songs | Rhino 1983
WOUNDED LION | Wyld Parrots | Creatures in the Cave 7" | Gilgongo/DITG *new
FLIGHT | Johnny's Mixed Up | Flowers 7" | Sweet Rot *new
CHARLES ALBRIGHT | I'm Waiting | Albright Comes Alive CDR | no label *new #
SUNSHINE SMILE | Thirsty & Miserable [Black Flag] | v/a: Sacramento Bands Against Bush CDR | Sacfreepress.com 2003 #
THE COLONELS | Dig Her Up | Guitarmageddon 7" | Sacramento 2001 #
MILHOUSE USA | Never Girl Boy | Milhouse USA | Sacramento 2005 #
THE PIZZAS | Hideous Fashion | Bad-Ass Youth 7" | Daggerman 2008 #
ROCK THE LIGHT | Crank Appeal | Let's Do Something We'll Both Regret | Sacramento 2003 #
THE KNIGHTMARES | Inward Laughing | Love Is | 25% More Sacramento 2003 #
THE FRENCHMEN | Nar vs. The Ramones | Powdered Blue 7" | Shelflife 2003 #
CHRISTMAS ISLAND | Doin' Swell | v/a: The World's Lousy With Ideas vol 5 7" | Almost Ready 2008

Also, please note that my girlfriend has released a new 7"--the Maybelline Weeks EP--by former member of Residual Echoes, Adam Payne. This is hardly anything like his daringly cleanly produced solo album last year on Holy Mountain.....this is straight-up The Clean worship of thee highest order, comprising tonight's lead-off hit which he recorded in 2006 and released on an ultra-limited CDR under the name The Weeks. The b-side is more of a buoyant and direct heartstring-tugger that smacks of Powerpearls. Of course, this gets my highest recommendation, and you can order it right here...
http://www.maltduckrecords.com/

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go Charles!

-Ed

DMMR said...

Hey buddy, glad to hear you had a blast. If you'd like to see the video we shot of the whole thing go to the link below. It's all in HD and sounds fantastic. much better than most live footage. More video will be uploaded over the next week or so as I get time as well.

Link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ZachsBooks

Love,

Zachs

DMMR said...

Hey buddy, glad to hear you had a blast. If you'd like to see the video we shot of the whole thing go to the link below. It's all in HD and sounds fantastic. much better than most live footage. More video will be uploaded over the next week or so as I get time as well.

Link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ZachsBooks

Love,

Zachs

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