Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

Country Acid House

Not a lot to report, just working-working-(Star Control 2)-working ohmigod I have to try and get all these things done by next Wednesday.

So instead I'll talk about music.

I have been listening to a lot of Alabama 3. (They're known as A3 in the U.S., to avoid confusion with the country band.) They play "sweet, pretty, country acid house music", and it is totally awesome.

You probably think you've never heard this kind of music, but they do the theme song for The Sopranos (you know, "Woke Up This Morning"), so actually I'll bet you have.

Anyway, it's, y'know, groovy thumping techno, but then there's harmonicas and fiddles and mouth harps on top. And it goes together surprisingly well. Plus they have strange, sometimes amusing vocals. (And weird samples -- knowing that the scary dude sampled at the beginning of "Mao Tse Tung Said" is Jim Jones makes him double-freaky.)

The really good album (Exile on Coldharbor Lane) was released in 1997, so of course I'm nearly a decade late to the party, but it's still a lot of fun. Highly recommended!

(It's also saintpookie's birthday, but he doesn't like having a big deal made out of it, so I'm not mentioning it... much.)
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