Reptile Style

Every now and then you stumble across a song that just hits at home. Reigning Sound’s Reptile Style is one of those tunes.

The lyrics is man meets woman, woman let man down. And he sings out his pain.

The singer, Greg Cartwright, sounds just about as tormented as the lyrics. While the band laying down a solid as fuck foundation for him to wail upon

The result is just beautiful. Real pain encaosulated in a song. Reigning Sound’s Reptile Style is one of the best songs you never heard in your life.

“You said that love was the one thing that you couldn’t give me right now
And then touched my hand and your sequin dress rolled off your back like a snake skin
There’s two of us in here but only one of us is having any fun
And the damage is done
And you shield my eyes while you suck me dry like a rattle snake does
Reptile style
You brought me poison apples on a silver tray
Reptile style
Well you broke my heart and you slit it away

You said finding good help is hard
Then you handed me a business card
That said all good things must pass
And the adress just said in the grass
Then you slid you hand into my shirt
Said carefull you might get hurt
When the whole clouds turn to green with envy
As you sank your teeth right in me

Reptile style
You brought me poison apples on a silver tray
Reptile style
Well you broke my heart and you slit it away

You said that love was the one thing that you couldn’t give me right now
And then touched my hand and your sequin dress rolled off your back like a snake skin
There’s two of us in here but only one of us is having any fun
And the damage is done
And you shield my eyes while you suck me dry like a snake does
Reptile style
You brought me poison apples on a silver tray
Reptile style
Well you broke my heart and you slit it away
You slit it away
And you slit it away
Slit it away

A case of “The best band you never heard in your life”?

Mistreater is one of those bands you never heard of and when you do, you think “how come these guys never made it onto the big stage?”. This sounds as “if Black Sabbath had been born and bred in an Ohio mobile home and raised on a steady diet of smoke and acid”.

The album is available on vinyl from On the Dole Records. Check it out on Bandcamp.

Celibate Rifles

Listening to Celibate Rifles debut album, Sideroxlyn. Even though it was recorded on a show string budget, you still can hear the nerve in the music. I also like that they throw in a saxophone here and there for good measures. The singer, Damien Lovelock, died unfortunately a few years ago from cancer..

När vi skulle få kabel via satellit en gång i tiden

Långt innan streaming fanns det bara ett alternativ: kabel-tv. Det här var 2006 och jag valde Canal Digital för att installation av parabolantennen ingick i köpet. Vad de inte berättade var att installationen bara sträckte sig till två meter ovanför marken. Vår installatör var ungefär 1,5 lång och ville helst av allt spika upp antennskrället på staketet som går mellan vår och grannens tomt. Jag lyckades övertala honom att ställa sig på en stol och sträcka på sig. Till slut satt den där jävla parabolantennen ganska precis 190 centimeter ovan marken. Och vi fick 70 kanaler att välja mellan men det fanns ingenting att titta på. Ungefär som nu.