Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Cableline's Attic EP, Vol. 2

May 2009
"...we rope 'em and sing..."

01. Jason & The Scorchers - Broken Whiskey Glass
02. The Beat Farmers - There She Goes Again
03. Rank And File - Rank And File
04. The Meat Puppets - Lake Of Fire
05. Dash Rip Rock - Locked Inside A Liquor Store


...a short but invaluable primer if you are not already aquainted with Cowpunk...that early 80's to late 80's scene melding punk aesthetics with country attitudes...and as a side note, with Rank And File, Alejandro Esocvdeo's start in music...

Cableline's Attic, Vol. 5

May 2009
"...we been getting along fine 'til now..."

01. Blackalicious - Chemical Calisthenics
02. The Roots - Criminal
03. The Pharcyde - Passing Me By
04. Buck 65 - Wicked And Wierd
05. Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says
06. Cannibal Ox - Iron Galaxy
07. Clouddead - Rifle Eyes
08. Company Flow - Deep Space 9mm
09. Deltron 3030 - Positive Contact
10. Dr. Octagon - Earth People
11. Subtle - Middleclass Stomp
12. Black Milk - Losing Out


...a fairly expansive collection...underground rap or alternative rap...according to Allmusic: "Underground Rap falls into two categories. It is either hardcore hip-hop that pushes musical boundaries and has lyrics that are more inventive than gangsta clichés, or it is hardcore gangsta rap that wallows in all of the musical and lyrical cliches of the genre. What the two styles have in common is that they have little regard for mainstream conventions, and they celebrate their independent status"...also these songs are far and away more creative than mainstream hip-hop...