Up to a Challenge?

Two very challenging works for you this week.

Downtown New York City’s God Is My Co-Pilot; lead by the openly bi-sexual husband-and-wife duo of vocalist Sharon Topper and guitarist Craig Flanagin , explore themes of sexuality, radical politics and religious enlightenment; all the while channelling the spirits of no-wave noise, hardcore thrash, post-funk and avant jazz. Tight Like Fist: Live Recording is a 39 song concert document compiled from a handful of concerts at New York City’s Knitting Factory.

San Fransico’s, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 make music that explores the common ground between Can, Captain Beefheart and the Carpenters. Their double-length opus Mother of All Saints is the very definition of the word sprawling. There are songs here, but they are few and far between, as well as found noises, samples and hypnotic instrumentals. An album so dense, so strange sounding it resists the listener at every step of the way.

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282Mother of All Saints

Matador, 1992

Playing Time: 1 hour 9 minutes 49 seconds

Mother of All Saints1. … (0:08)
2. Gentleman’s Lament (2:47)
3. Catcher (2:28)
4. Hornet’s Heart (2:41)
5. Star Trek (4:00)
6. Tell Me (4:07)
7. Heaven For Addled Imbeciles (1:22)
8. Hive (4:41)
9. Hummingbird in a Cube of Ice (4:05)
10. None Too Fancy (2:47)
11. Wide Forehead (4:09)
12. Infection (5:18)
13. Pleasure Circle (1:27)
14. Tight Little Thing (1:44)
15. Hosanna Loud Hosanna (1:18)
16. Tuning Notes (4:08)
17. Shuddering Big Butter (2:53)
18. 1″ Tall (4:29)
19. Raymond H. (5:53)
20. … (0:49)
21. Cistern (4:38)
22. El Cerrito (2:49)
23. Fish Bowl (1:08)

Mother of All Saints Part 1

Mother of All Saints Part 2

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God is My Co-PilotTight Like Fist: Live Recording

Knitting Factory Works, 1993

Playing Time: 1 hour 2 minutes 59 seconds

1. Angels in the Air (0:49)Live Recording
2. Handsome Molly (1:15)
3. Eye Contact (1:56)
4. Get It (0:54)
5. Kitrinan Lualu (1:27)
6. Sun. Wind (1:35)
7. Heavy Layer (1:43)
8. Sound of Wings (2:44)
9. Crushing a Girl (0:33)
10. Lead W/ Yr Chin (0:33)
11. Bicycle Girls (1:38)
12. Ot Azoi/Igneous Ejaculation (2:07)
13. 2 Meats Beat 1 (1:00)
14. Miinan Lualu (2:24)
15. Zonnebloem (2:21)
16. Sleep Not (2:03)
17. Tourschr./How I Got Over (2:55)
18. Role Model (1:59)
19. Backstab (0:53)
20. Lou Explains It (1:01)
21. Oyfn Nil (1:39)
22. Any # (1:21)
23. Fierce Beast (1:14)
24. I’m Not Gonna Lie (1:18)
25. Smooch (1:01)
26. Khad gad yo (2:07)
27. Heaven (1:19)
28. 4 Steps (1:16)
29. Pornography & Rape (0:54)
30. Make You Feel (3:38)
31. Home (1:46)
32. Frauen U. Nichtfrauen (1:32)
33. Farm recording (2:23)
34. Straight Not (0:57)
35. That’s How I Like It (1:06)
36. Firecracker (1:32)
37. Iko (2:20)
38. Jailhouse (1:33)
39. Can’t Stop Now (2:13)

Tight Like Fist: Live Recording Part 1

Tight Like Fist: Live Recording Part 2

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