Hey! You! Get on my cloud! I sell vinyl at the locations below!
DEVILLES PAD (foyer) from 6pm til late late!
NEDLANDS ROTARY SWAP MART (lower level car park Broadway Shopping Centre) from 7am til 11.30am!
MOOGY’S MOBILE RECORD STORE 2ND ANNIVERSARY.
I note with much sadness the passing of Scott Miller of Game Theory and The Loud Family. His music was the soundtrack to my best days and the world is a lesser place without him.
Yeah it’s mobile. Y’know… like a rolly thing.
THE SUMMER SUNS “Eulalie” LP is out now in a limited edition of 100 copies on random coloured vinyl with hand numbered & hand made covers featuring the b&w photography of Kim Williams.
Available exclusively from Moogy’s Mobile Record Store & mmrs at Discogs.
FRINGE WORLD on the BIG screen.
SHADOW MORTON gone but not forgotten.
Boxes of records just out of picture :)
Vinyl faves for 2012….
*Antony & Johnsons Cut The World
* Derobert Soul In A Digital World
* Salah Ragab Unreleased Egyptian Jazz
* Gigymen S/T
* Sun Dial Mind Control
* Shoes Pre-Tense
* Spain Blue Moods Of
* Tully Sea Of Joy
* Cardinal Hymns
* Baroness Yellow & Green
Thanks again to all those who supported Moogy’s Mobile Record Store thru 2012! More vinyl shenanigans just around the corner….
PS. Band crosses road.
1. Be kind to other people.
2. Take only what you need.
3. Give as much as you can.
4. No whistling.
TERRY CALLIER (1945-2012)
ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS…Cut The World LP
After listening to Antony’s album I Am A Bird Now the thought crossed my mind that it was the most beautiful thing I had ever heard. After hearing Antony perform with an orchestra at the Perth Concert Hall on the same world tour that this LP was recorded it occurred to me that he was the best singer I had ever heard. I felt grateful to have lived to experience someone able to perform such emotionally rich songs at such a sustained level of perfection. It was life affirming seeing someone with a unique and important talent, although for all intents and purposes a complete outsider, find their place, being comfortable in their own skin and being appreciated by an oft ungrateful world. It is impossible to imagine art and life any better than this.
TULLY…Sea Of Joy OST LP
To begin, one wonders why, given the predilection in recent years to unearth every prog and psych obscurity, every vanity pressing often with rarity trumping musical value, has it taken so long for anyone to re-release this justifiably desired LP. Amongst the hushed and reverential musings on this once lost classic were rumours that the original tapes were lost in a warehouse fire.
Over their 3 LPs Tully appeared as much a hippy collective as a band and their cosmic consciousness saw them blend elements of progressive rock, folk and jazz into a music both of its time and timeless. The crystal purity of Shayna Stewart’s vocal and the keyboard sounds of Michael Carlos make them unique among their contemporaries (the closest point of reference is probably Tamam Shud) and that is not to discount the sonic perfection of the acoustic and electric guitar parts to be savoured here. And while Sea Of Joy sounds quite unlike any other LP of its day it also sounds different from any other Tully LP. It’s more experimental, as if making music for a film has facilitated more creative reign. Everything tried works.
Some soundtracks work freestanding as they are a pleasing collection of pop songs. Some work because the sounds on the record evoke memories of the film. It is a testament to the quality of music found on Sea Of Joy that after several decades the LP works as its own head trip with a breaking wave of organic sounds that somehow leave the listener purified after the experience. And to think… this sublime masterpiece of folk/psych might not even be their best album.
HAL DAVID (1921-2012)
In the wake of successful movie Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter, Hollywood workshops more faux-historical concepts for box office gold…
1. STEPHEN HAWKING: ZOMBIE DESTROYER
2. ADOLPH HITLER: YO-YO CHAMPION
3. MAHATMA GANDI: SERIAL KILLER
4. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: QUILT MAKER
5. JESUS CHRIST: NFL QUARTERBACK
6. MOTHER TERESA: TYRANNOSAURUS REX BREEDER
7. ALBERT EINSTEIN: GIGOLO
8. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: RAPPER
9. JOSEF STALIN: BURGER FLIPPER
10. GEORGE W BUSH: NUKALER PHYSICIST
MOOGY’S MOBILE RECORD STORE extends special thanks to POND, SONPSILO CIRCUS & all those who showed up for helping to make the recent DAMO SUZUKI concert in Perth such a special event.
My 45 rpm sales chart for last week….
1. Imperialites Have Love Will Travel
2. Lord Lebby Caldonia
3. Charles Sheffield It’s Your Voodoo Working
4. The Phantom Love Me
5. Del Rays Fortune Teller
6. Big T Tyler King Kong
7. Big Al Downing Georgia Slop
8. Big Boy Groves Bucket o’ Blood
9. Amos Milburn Chicken Shack Boogie
10. Cherokees Uprising
MOOGY’S MOBILE RECORD STORE is 1 year old this week!!! And we get a listing on BBC blog as one of the best record stores in the world!!!
Moogin’ it @ Devilles Pad HOT RODS TO HELL.
It’s back to the drawing board for…
1. MEDIUM RARE… psychics try to predict how a celebrity chef’s meal will turn out.
2. BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM… penis puppetry hosted by David Beckham.
3. THE Y FACTOR… has-beens & down on their luck celebrities can win a prized spot in a retirement home if the Gen Y audience know who they are or can name their song. Or whatevs.
4. CSIRO MIAMI… the CSIRO is called in to deal with genetically modified crops wreaking havoc upon local flora & fauna in the Florida marshes.
5. THE CIRCLE.
The 4 Retailers Of The Apocalypse exact revenge on the world for preferring the internet to bricks & mortar shops.
THE SUMMER SUNS new limited edition vinyl single “For Her” / “Sand Between My Toes” (featuring Jasmine Yee) is out now and available from Moogy’s Mobile Record Store!
HURRICANE FIGHTER PLANE…I Can’t Win/Leaving Town 7”
HURRICANE FIGHTER PLANE prove their debut ep was no fluke in style and content by backing up with 2 new songs in a format more in keeping with their oeuvre, 7” vinyl. Always a treat to see live, HFP bring the same energy to these recordings with the highlight of “I Can’t Win” being the Moon-esque drum rolls of Jamie Turner. To these ears, the notional b-side, “Leaving Town” is the superior tune with a tighter arrangement and its mod-ish hook, part Small Faces, part Twilights. Excelsior!
TOM ARDOLINO of NRBQ (1955-2012)
Some records I particularly enjoyed this year (in approximate order of joy evoked)….
*CLAMS CASINO Instrumentals
*TRUE WIDOW As High As The Highest Heavens…
*PUZZLE MUTESON En Garde
*MIGUEL CANTILO Y GRUPO SUR (re-issue)
*GROUPER A I A: Alien Observer
A I A: Dream Loss
*NIK BARTSCH’S RONIN Llyria
A Merry Xmas and heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported Moogy’s Mobile Record Store throughout 2011.
More vinyl adventures await in the new year!
Note the ball numbered 69. Ingeniously someone has drawn a line under the number to avoid confusion and dispute should it happen to be read upside down.
It’s back to the drawing board for:
1. THE DENTALIST (“I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking drill. You’re thinking needle. You’re thinking pain.”)
2. THE SPINSTERETTE (A mild mannered man into knitting and home-making looks on bemused as a house full of high powered female CEOs compete for his affections, with the endgame being marriage and thus a life with meaning.)
3. BIG BONG THEORY (A show about nothing. No one can get off the couch.)
4. THE HOMEWRECKERS (A bunch of debauched TV executives move into an unsuspecting family’s backyard and smash the shit out of their beautiful home. To be televised just prior to a show about home renovation. This should look like a coincidence.)
5. INTERNATIONAL PAINT DRYING CHAMPIONSHIP (Celebrating the sesqui-centenary of this event traditionally held in Perth, Western Australia and only considered for broadcast after other groundbreaking shows such as Bowls, Weather, and The Test Pattern managed to captivate the interest of the viewing public.)
“I was only trying to cheat death… I was only trying to surmount for a while the darkness that all my life I surely knew was going to come rolling in on me one day and obliterate me. I was only trying to stay alive a little brief while longer, after I was already gone. To stay in the light, to be with the living, a little while past my time.”
6. IRONY ORE… useless and worthless base metal dug up just for something to do
7. IRONYSIDES… TV detective who rides in a wheelchair because he can’t be bothered walking
8. IRONIC PLAGUE… often misunderstood disease that is extremely contagious and which manifests no symptoms because you are actually ok
9. IRONY MAN COMPETITION… for guys that can’t swim, can’t work a ski paddle, can’t run
10. BRANDING IRONY… something cattle men use on cows when they are not sure if the cows are being serious
From the earliest days of invention, one technological advance has rapidly led to another. Music has played a crucial part in this. For example the invention of the banjo directly led to the invention of the chainsaw. Furthermore, with the advent of bagpipes quickly came the concept of a 12 gauge shotgun.
Moogin’ at Devilles Pad.
THE CHINESE TELEPHONES…S/T LP
Humour me while I make a sweeping generalization. Punk rock has been a disappointment. To paraphrase John Lydon, with punk I hoped I’d get 100 bands all sounding different. Instead I got 100 bands all sounding the same. This is even more true across the Atlantic with so many bands sounding like a bad Bad Religion. Mix in some crass frat jocularity or worse, some middle class political righteousness and the genre has become blander and more predictable than The Carpenters and is not even worth jumping up and down about, let alone jumping up and down to.
Spleen vented, the light at the end of the tunnel turns out to be The Chinese Telephones. Originally issued in 2007, this LP has been reissued in crazy mixed coloured vinyl. More punk than pop but shouty and poppy in just the right amounts, The Chinese Telephones are keepers of the flame but perhaps more importantly, they are restorers of the faith that punk can still sound fresh and a band can still have something to say, even if I’m no longer sure what that is because I’ve listened to this album over and over again at high volume. I said.