This is a one off Yugoslavian 7” from 1985 that sounds like minimal synth, new wave, synth pop, new beat, italo, euro house, techno and ‘Stylo’ by Gorillaz all at once.
‘Beogradska Devojka’ translates as ‘Belgrade Girl’. And it appears in a great looking ‘Christiane F’ type film called ‘Pejzazi u Magli’ about a girl in Belgrade and her friends doing heroin in the mid-eighties. The girl was played by a young actress named Anamarija Petricevic, I wonder what happened to her?
humans have been making music since before we had language. HOW HAVE WE NOT EXHAUSTED EVERY POSSIBILITY FOR BEATS/TEMPOS/MELODIES? it absolutely amazes me. this is definitely part of the reason why i have a hard time writing music.
It’s raining uncontrollably today, and it will rain just like this tomorrow. But until today, it had been sickly nice around here. So nice, that I had the window down. So nice, that I’ve needed loud things to play out that window (not too loud, mind you, just loud enough to amuse myself).
A lot of things have cycled through. Fugazi, Big Black, Minutemen, Mudhoney, Dead Boys … but when it comes to loud and rude and obnoxious, it always comes back to the Stooges, and more specifically, one of the 10 best albums ever made by humans. As it should.
It was great to see these guys roll through SF yesterday and play a daytime show at The Knockout. I also enjoyed briefly meeting Sawyer from Underwater Peoples (on the left in photo) - the author of my favorite article in The Report called “The Awkward Internet.” Excerpt from the opening paragraph:
“The Commercial Internet is fifteen years old and entering High School. Like any budding American teen, he is currently consumed by highly personalized opinions, inane humor and graphic porn. Unlike most however, he is also adaptable, easygoing and overtly genuine. Internet is loved across all cafeteria stratospheres.”
Hopefully you can see where he’s headed. Let me know if you want to borrow my copy for a read (please be local). Thanks to Mark from yvynyl for telling me about the Hipstamatic camera app. Feeling pretty hip about my new picture taking abilities…next move get a real camera?
Now this how cover songs should be made! Originally a song by Nina Simone that is just barely under three minutes, Santa Esmeralda re-imagined this fabulous song and made into a ten minute extravaganza! How epic is that? This is a cover song done right, improving upon the original and changing up the style. While the old one was old-school R&B and Soul this one is an amazing fusion of Latin, Rock, and Disco. I first encountered this song in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volume One where I immediately fell in love with it. Santa Esmeralda has quite a bit of amazing songs under his belt, also with covers of Santana songs, but this is by far his greatest work ever! Its epic length and feverish rhythms make up a song that fill you up with passion and enthusiasm, ready to let loose and enter a festive mood.
“‘Cause I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood”
Here are other songs I wish to here a band do a 10 minute plus cover of:
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
What are some songs you would like to see be turned into a 10 minute cover?
Give a listen to this accessible yet disorienting synth-pop/electro-psych tune from Philly-based ASDiG’s sophomore LP. I dig tunes that throw me off the beat I’m tapping. This one will take you in about 5 directions before coming back to the chorus.
New Yorkers, A Sunny Day is playing The Bell House tonight!
There is a lot of great music coming out of Chile right now, y’all. Tomäs Preuss is one of my faves and this track is exactly what I imagine coming out of hypnosis must feel like. Click through to his MySpace to download all of Las llamas que incendiaron mi casa.
You had me at ‘hello’. Indie music from Chile? Um, hell yes. God, I love the internet.
In times of stress, I always turn to Electrelane. Fuck chicken soup folks, Electrelane is balm for any soul - teenaged, dog lover, recovering, expectant mother, prisoner or any variation thereof. If only we had as many Electrelane albums as we do shitty paperbacks…
i find amusement in learning the words to songs in languages that i don’t speak fluently. i have a handful of songs in japanese and german to bust out for the entertainment of unsuspecting foreigners. when i was first learning french, i memorized la marselleise, the french national anthem, and a couple of mano negra songs. now i find french songs to be a recurring phenomenon in the shower.
laissez-moi vous presenter the hellboys, un tresor de punk francaise.