i used to care too much about music.
read: i was very closed minded about new music.
i grew up listening to "classic" rock (zeppelin, sabbath, beatles, etc.), started listening to hiphop around 12, punk around 14, and hardcore by 15. from then on, it really took a lot for me to open my mind to new music, especially different genres. i got really into drum and bass for a while, really into hiphop again for a while.. etc.
a month or so ago, i downloaded the Mummies singles bundle that Cheesegrater posted on the Some Dudes blog, and since then my mind has been more open to garage rock/ older rock and roll, etc. ive had an interest in bands like mc5 and shit like that for a while, but nothing really lo-fi.
while looking for new music, i found this gem. heres the description that got me hooked:
Poured from a deep vein of raw garage-rock sewage with a John Lee Hooker chaser, this Detroit trio (which, like New York's kindred A-Bones, had a woman beating its skins) made no pretense of instrumental skill or audio fidelity on its records. (The group did, however, go in for annotation. The first album's insert offers such inspiring song explanations as this, by way of "Boogie Chillun": "This was one of the first songs we ever learned, because it only has three notes. When we first started, any songs with more than nine notes in it was usually too complicated for us.") Intuitive geniuses plugged in but still making their way in the dark, guided only by pure and knowledgeable rock'n'roll spirit, the unabashed Gories — Mick (vocals, lead guitar), Dan Kroha (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Peggy O'Neill (drums) — were both (and equally) horrible and great, their elemental wretchedness pure and unvarnished. Those who expect anything approaching professionalism should stay away, but if the words "bad" and "junk" are words of praise in your vocabulary, then dig right into the Gories. No refunds allowed.
heres a video of the awesomeness:
and heres a link to download it