Monday, November 26, 2007


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I'm not sure this one is quite as smooth as the last one, but it's all I can do to hold a fuckin' cigarette right now. The songs deviate a bit from the Elevated norm, as I rediscovered some great records during my holiday travels, and I'm just drunk enough to be a little more chit-chatty than usual. Other than that, you know what to expect. Stream or download at the link below.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

MELVANA (1992)

It's been a while since a Melvins post, so, here is H2F for you guys, enjoy it.

Buzz Osbourne: Guitar & Vocals
Chris Novoselic: Bass
David Grohl: Drums
Recorded on 1.15.92 a Wednesday at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, WA. Both these songs are by Flipper. A one-time live collaboration between Buzz and the two members of Nirvana. Nobody seems to know if this was a melvins show that the members of nirvana showed up for and played a couple covers pre or post melvins set and if there were any other songs played either by these three or other groups. According to a 1995 interview with Dave, they played four full songs.

1. Sacrifice
2. Way of the World


Monday, November 19, 2007


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Make no mistake about it, I owe you guys an apology. I guaranteed a weekly show and I failed to deliver. That said, I set out to rock this motherfucker harder than all four of the previous shows put together! Hopefully you guys dig it. Thank Tyler for the killer intro.



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Yet another Man's Ruin casualty, resurrected by G.O.M.E. I should've posted this months ago, but never got around to it. In some circles, Porn American Style is considered a genre classic. I probably wouldn't go that far, but it's certainly a great record. The opening track, "Comin' Home", is so hypnotic that you hardly realize it's nearly 17 minutes long. Highly recommended to fans of the the MELVINS' sludgy post-grunge, as well as anyone that loves heavy psychedelic riff-fests.

1. Comin' Home (Smokin' Pot on a Sunday Afternoon While UFOs Drone Overhead)
2. Dancing Black Ladies
3. Porch Song
4. Fat Trout
5. Teabaggin'
6. Ballad of the Bulldyke
7. Pyleven
8. Ode to Theodore's
9. Highlife
10. Ballad of the Bulldyke (Jam Jar Superstar Mix)
11. Double Don
12. End


(the link is a Zshare link. MediaFire is fucking up yet again.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I belive that Cheeto posted this one on his great blog, but since is link doesn't work anymore I post it here..

melding ‘70s sludge, ‘80s thrash, and ‘90s punk into a heavy rock cornucopia, here is YLD. The bass is heavy, the drums are pounding, and the singing is ferocious on “Year Long Disaster,” but a glance at the power trio’s lineup reveals why the finished product came out so solid. The band is fronted by Daniel Davies, son of founding The Kinks member Dave Davies; bass player Rich Mullins, who toured with popular hard rock band Karma To Burn; and drummer Brad Hargreaves, who hails from Third Eye Blind. What matters is the Sabbath-like crunch of “Cold Killer,” the stoner rock shuffle of “Destination,” and the Southern-fueled ZZ Top swagger of “The Fool And You.” And just when you think they can’t slow it down and flesh out a song, Year Long Disaster closes their album with the eight-minute opus “Swan On Black Lake,” which would be worthy of a spot on any Zeppelin album.

1. Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu
2. Leda Atomica
3. Cold Killer
4. Destination
5. The Fool And You
6. Sapphire
7. It Ain't Luck
8. Let Me Down
9. Galea Aponeurotica
10. Swan On Black Lake
11. Bonus Track


Monday, November 12, 2007


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Just wanted to let you all know that there will be no Elevated Radio podcast today. I'll try to finish it for tomorrow, but it might actually be Wednesday before the show is posted. There will definitely be a show this week, though.

Sorry for the delay.

Friday, November 09, 2007


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Not really standard G.O.M.E. fare, SST's Program Annihilator compilation is not only a schizophrenically enjoyable listen, but an important historic artifact. I bought this cassette back in '86, and I still have it to this day. Since it took me 21 years to score a copy on CD, I thought I'd pass it on to the Faithful and see what you all think. In 1986, the legendary SST label was eschewing it's punk and art rock, for which it was most famous, in favor of a decidedly metallic direction. Not coincidentally, that was also the direction the label's flagship band, BLACK FLAG, was pursuing at the time. Much like today, the underground fans of the '80s were an extremely fickle bunch, and by most accounts this stylistic 180 was a dismal failure. Personally, I enjoyed the majority of the music here in 1986, and I enjoy it just as much today. I'm assuming most of you are familiar with BLACK FLAG and SAINT VITUS, the two bands featured most heavily on this compilation. The obscure gem, though, might come in the form of OVERKILL (the LA biker punks, not the terrible NY speed metal band). OVERKILL was Merill Ward's (Greg Ginn's buddy) vehicle for creating big dumb MOTORHEAD-MEETS-BLACK FLAG rock & roll. SWA is another Ward band, and while they were more prolific (though I hesitate to say "successful"), Ward is at his absolute best on the OVERKILL songs featured here (all three tracks pulled from OVERKILL's sole SST release, Triumph of the Will). SWA was the more experimental of the two, though Merill Ward's lyrics are equally stupid with both bands, and that's part of their appeal. D.C.3 is equally interesting. To the uninitiated, "D.C." are the initials of BLACK FLAG's Dez Cadena, and D.C.3 was his less-hardcore side project. The SST roster at this time was particularly incestuous, with original BLACK FLAG bassist Chuck Dukowski playing in both SWA and WURM.

The original SST cassette was over 80 minutes long, so in order to format the compilation for CD, two songs were cut. While maintaining five BLACK FLAG tracks and four SAINT VITUS tracks, the CD version of the release omits OVERKILL's kickass rager "Head On", and D.C.3's interesting psychedelic rocker "We Feel the Sky". Since G.O.M.E. does indeed care about your future (assuming you have one), I'm including both omitted songs.

Overkill - Head On

D.C.3 - We Feel the Sky

1. Saint Vitus - War Is Our Destiny
2. Saint Vitus - White Stallions
3. Saint Vitus - Darkness
4. Saint Vitus - White Magic/Black Magic
5. Black Flag - Annihilate This Week
6. Black Flag - Society's Tease
7. Black Flag - You're Not Evil
8. Black Flag - Beat My Head Against the Wall
9. Black Flag - Thirsty and Miserable
10. Overkill - Victimized
11. Overkill - Ladies in Leather
12. D.C.3 - The Locust
13. D.C.3 - The Maniac
14. SWA - Catacombs
15. SWA - Sex Doctor
16. SWA - Sine Cosine X
17. Wurm - Feast
18. Wurm - Bad Habits



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Ron's been asking for this brief slice of desert history, and I'm finally getting around to re-posting it. Sorry for the delay.



Yeahh, an oldie baby, this is band that inspired many of the space rock fellows out there, great desert background, psych from toe to top. Indeed, I think this is the album that Lemmy recorded with them in his short career in Hawkwind.
Pay attention to “Masters of the universe” track and try to link to QOTSA earliest sound….Another piece of history on the G.O.M.E.

01.You Shouldn't Do That
02.You Know You're Only Dreaming
03.Master Of The Universe
04.We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago
05.Adjust Me
06.Children Of The Sun
07.Seven By Seven
08.Silver Machine
09.Born To Go
And to pay off for my lack of recent activity down here, here is a bonus to my man RON, You benn asking for a pre-Qotsa Demo? Well I think that the only thing you will find is this..The Gamma Ray (as they used to call themselves before qotsa's name) demo of "Give the Mule what He Wants-Demo". I know I own you Ron...I'm on it..

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


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This is a great compilation for completists, as well as those of you just discovering the greatness of ACRIMONY. Bong On - Live Long! compiles The Acid Elephant EP with the ACRIMONY side of the CHRUCH OF MISERY split, and separates the EPs with two tracks from hard-to-find compilations. "Earthchild Inferno" was originally released on Rise Above's 1996 Dark Passages Vol. II compilation, while "O Baby" (a STATUS QUO cover) was originally featured on Peaceville's tenth anniversary disc. In my opinion, the best thing about Bong On - Live Long! is that it rescues ACRIMONY's last five recordings, which were quite possibly their very best, from obscurity. When the band called it quits, these recordings were inexplicably thrown on a split release with CHURCH OF MISERY - a stupid pairing that scared away all but the most devout ACRIMONY fans. Those tracks resurface here, though, in all their glory and among other gems from one of hard rock's most underrated bands. This is a great place to start for new fans working their back through ACRIMONY's catalog. For the diehards? It's kind of sad. This is a band that seemed to progress ten-fold with every recording session. Each release was better than its predecessor, and few would argue that the band's two LPs are bona fide genre CLASSICS. Bong On - Live Long! showcases a band clearly in top creative form. While that's obviously the key selling point of the record, it's also proof positive that the band left us just as they hit their stride, and that's unfortunate.

1. Spaced Cat #7 (Hammond Moon-Bong Mix)
2. The Inn
3. The Bud Song
4. Fire-Dance (Live from the Planet Urbalaboom)
5. Earthchild Inferno
6. O Baby
7. Tumuli
8. Satellite 19
9. In Other Wor(l)ds
10. 100 New Gods
11. Timebomb!!!


Monday, November 05, 2007


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To those of you anticipating ERv4.0, I apologize for the delay. Here it is. As always, feedback and tips are always welcome.

If I may be so bold, I know I still have some technical kinks to work out (not to mention getting more comfortable behind the mic), but I think you guys will dig this week's selections. I started out with no idea what I would play or what I would say, and oddly enough, this might be the best E.R. thus far. At least in my opinion. Hope you guys dig it.


Saturday, November 03, 2007


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I guess it's been a minute since I've thrown up a QOTSA boot, so here ya go. I actually meant to post this months ago, and thought I already had. Blame it on the nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol.
This is a great set, though. Great energy, great soundboard recording, great setlist. The 250 of you that are gonna download this without leaving a comment...well...I guess we at G.O.M.E. bleed for leeches, so enjoy, suckercocks. To the Faithful, this one's for you.

1. Feel Good Hit of the Summer
2. Go with the Flow
3. I'm Gonna Leave You
4. A Song for the Deaf
5. Hangin' Tree
6. A Song for the Dead
7. Better Living Through Chemisty
8. Avon
9. No One Knows



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Taking it back the early days of G.O.M.E. - As go Big Jack's moods, so goes G.O.M.E. I think you guys will really dig this one, though. I'm no DREAM THEATER fan, but I love their cover albums. This is the classic Dark Side record, performed faithfully by DREAM THEATER, in excellent sound quality, and in front of an audience. I love the original, so I listened to this with a skeptical ear, and I still really enjoy it. The highlight of this album, regardless of who is performing the tune, is always "Us & Them". BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME did a great rendition on their covers album, but this DT version probably takes the cake. I'm biased, though. I could listen to a band of trained apes playing "Us & Them" with Ja Rule on vocals and still get misty-eyed. I don't like prog rock, nor do I like DREAM THEATER, but I recommend this to all the Faithful. If you're not already familiar, check it out. You'll be doing yourself a favor. By the way, if the lovely Jodi M. ever happens to stumble across G.O.M.E., yes I'm finally giving DREAM THEATER some credit. I love 'em when they're playing other bands' songs [rimshot]!

No tracklist necessary.


Friday, November 02, 2007


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I didn't come in here to dine. I don't care if you think ORANGE GOBLIN is generic or not, this record is an absolute masterpiece, produced by Scott Reeder and featuring the great John Garcia on two songs ("Jesus Beater" and the absolutely awesome "Made of Rats"). Most of you are probably familiar with this slice of stoner history, but to the uninitiated, you need to check it out. I love ORANGE GOBLIN, but Coup de Grace was their peak. Check out the MISFITS cover "We Bite". This album is flawless from cover to cover.

1. Your World Will Hate This
2. Monkey Panic
3. Rage of Angels
4. Made of Rats
5. Whiskey Leech
6. Getting High on Bad Times
7. Graviton
8. Red Web
9. Born with Big Hands
10. Jesus Beater
11. We Bite
12. Stinkin' o' Gin



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You guys haven't been getting your usual flow of rock lately, mainly because Mighty Matias and I are working on The Elevator Sessions. Don't fret, G.O.M.E. is still running strong, and I will see to it that we unearth some gems for the Faithful this weekend.

Hopefully you're enjoying ELEVATED RADIO thus far. I have a great show planned for Monday, so I encourage all of you to check it out.

DISCLAIMER: Peluka's mom was not hurt (again) during this post.


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I know the G.O.M.E. Faithfully are collectively big COLOUR HAZE fans, so I thought I'd share their 1995 debut. While the newer smooth-groovin' stuff is more typical G.O.M.E. fare, Chopping Machine gives you a glimpse into where it all started. The production is a little thin, and this is clearly the work of a band searching for their identity, but that doesn't mean it's not an enjoyable slab of forgotten rock & roll. This record actually reminds me of a slew of nameless/faceless post-grunge/would-be metal bands from the mid-90s. Chopping Machine is extremely derivative, but the fact that draws from so many styles (often on the same song) makes it an entertaining release.

1. Subversive
2. Why Don't You
3. Mud
4. Chosen Way
5. Dirt
6. God's Eyes
7. Sometimes
8. Chopping Machine