Some recent good stuff from Forkcast: • Gruff Rhys – “Candylion” from Candylion, out now on Rough Trade. It’s the dude from Super Furry Animals. (fr0k) • The Ponys – “Poser Psychotic” from Turn the Lights Out, out now on Matador. (fr0k) • The Rakes – “The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was … Continue reading Even More Fun with Forkast
V2 Records has been “restructured.” Its parent company, Sheridan Square, fired V2’s 35 employees on January 12 and “will no longer issue new music” other than gospel. It will retain V2’s catalog which includes albums by the White Stripes, Grandaddy, Isobel Campbell, Jim White, Moby, Mercury Rev, and the Raconteurs. V2 Records was started in … Continue reading V2 Gets Dropped by Parent Co.
The visceral electricity that had once defined the Mooney Suzuki was painfully absent. Where once there was leather was now covered in pinwheels and orange; the quartet looked like “Hullabaloo” hopefuls dressed by clueless network executives.
It was bad enough that Liz Phair had four of the fourteen songs on her new album written and produced by the Matrix, the team responsible for Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8ter Boi” and “Complicated.” But now Glorious Noise has discovered that one of our favorite rock and roll combos, the Mooney Suzuki, is currently recording with … Continue reading Mooney Suzuki’s Souls Stolen by Satan
The Chinese lunar calendar declares 2003 will be the year of the goat. While this definitely portends danger for many musicians who are currently heroes or heroines in hearts of millions (Kelly Rowland should be very worried), let’s take a moment to look back on what the same calendar called the year of the black … Continue reading Johnny’s Musical Memories, 2002
The Hives and Mooney Suzuki Remind You That Life Is A Gas Johnny Loftus It’s an all-ages 7:15 on a Wednesday night inside Chicago’s Metro. The Mooney Suzuki’s gear sits coiled on stage. A quick glance away from front-of-house, and you miss them: The Suzuki, four guys dressed like Batman villains who’ve suddenly appeared behind … Continue reading BUT IT’S ALRIGHT NOW
The Mooney Suzuki Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, April 1, 2002 If FUCK! Is the greatest and best word in the language of rock and roll, then YEAH! Is undoubtedly riding shotgun. Monday night, the Mooney Suzuki got enough mileage out of the affirmation to re-write rock and roll history. (For at least a little while). … Continue reading A Little Mind Distraction: The Mooney Suzuki