This is one of my first finds when I started looking up what the internet offered the world of “indie rock/pop” as opposed to trying to catch collage radio programs or hanging out in Tower Records. “Lederhosen Lucil” is the creation of one Krista Muir of Montreal, Canada — a very talented, creative and often very humorous songwriter, ukulelist, keyboardist, visual artist and stage-personality. Lucil’s songs are as creative and memorable as they are funny. Here’s a fine introduction with her synth-punk, garage/mod, NEW WAVE rocker:
Here’s Lucil‘s Tom-Tom Club inspired HIP-HOP gem. Sure to get under your skin and infect:
All Good Scabs
Beautiful live ambient music played on actual acoustic instruments by actual musicians. It’s a bit of a departure from The Dead Kenny G’s‘ usual set of tunes, but worth a spin.
Red Curry 27
On the band’s name:
Another fine culture-jamming gem from The Evolution Control Committee. Somebody saved this tape from their Sunday school days, and ECC got a hold of it and made it into an underground hit.
The Acid Family
Victor Rice keeps the roots-dub tradition alive and keeps taking it higher. Beautiful drum sounds on this one! Get your headphones!
Media ecologists, ECC, toss out this priceless track from their Plagiarhythm Nation CD:
The Fucking Moon
Ahead of their time, Lothar and the Hand People were pioneers of the American psychedelic/experimental landscape in the late 60s and early 70s. They were the first band to record and tour with a synthesizer as well as introducing the theremin to the mainstream before Brian Wilson did on “Good Vibrations.” They were also allegedly one of the first known “long hair” bands.
Dig them in this trippy pop-psych studio production equipped with orchestral instruments, swirlly sitar-like guitar and synthesized sound effects: