Monday, August 25, 2008

THE GREATEST ROCK MUSIC OF ALL TIME

Detailed Twang is going on another one of its extended hiatuses following this post. At this point, it feels like I’ve digitized and posted most of the five-star 45s, comp tracks and strange rarities in my collection that aren’t already on CD or posted elsewhere by other blogs. It only took two years of mp3-rich posts 2-4 times per week, but I’m done tapped out – or at least it feels that way. Sure, I could shift the focus here to politics or beer, but I already carry two blogs under those weighty subjects – check them out at FIRST PRINCIPLES and HEDONIST BEER JIVE if you’re interested. Thing is, I’m sure the ‘Twang will be back sooner rather than later. I’ll find some box of 45s in the garage somewhere, or gather inspiration from some musical obsession or another, and be right back in this space, ranting and spewing.

Meanwhile, let me at least take my leave with the single greatest 45rpm record of all time, 1975’s masterwerk from PERE UBU, “30 Seconds Over Tokyo / Heart of Darkness”. This is, for me, the rock and roll record to end all records. If I had to choose, I’d take the uber-masterpiece B-side as having the edge over the masterpiece A-side. I have no further comment, as none is necessary (plus, I already wrote a bunch here). Thanks, enjoy, and please work your way through the archives, as all mp3s are still live and ready for taking.

Play or Download PERE UBU – “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” (A-side)
Play or Download PERE UBU – “Heart of Darkness” (B-side)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Make sure you come back soon!

Phil said...

yeah- one of the greatest. still chills me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jay.

You've unearthed some really great stuff in your blogs-

please come back soon

Simon

Melbourne

Australia

haineux said...

"SOLUTION!!!! SOLUTION!!!!"

("Final Solution" is the Big Pop Hit of that Pere Ubu era.)

Remember, this was BEFORE "punk rock" -- and twice as scary.

Leatherbag said...

thank you for this and the electric eels 45. both life altering

Leatherbag said...

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/04/bbc-documentary-on-history-of-rough-trade.html