Sunday, February 19, 2006

Maybe partying will help

Play it: Minutemen "Maybe Partying Will Help"

How best to bring everyone together after a major tragedy like Hurricane Katrina? Throw a big ass party like Mardi Gras.

New Orleans is back... alcohol, masks, beads, alcohol, bared-breasts, more beads and more alcohol. Can't blame 'em... it's in the air.

Know why I'm partying? The Minutemen are in Rhapsody! Apparently they snuck in while I was on vacation (late January?) Thankfully, J Shifty noticed last night, otherwise I'd still be in the dark. Best I can tell, SST is making baby steps into being Rhapavailable. So far it's only the Minutemen, Black Flag, and the Descendents. We're missing the other big guns, though, with Husker Du (and don't forget Soundgarden and Screaming Trees released some great albums on SST.) A couple other great SST bands already had their SST albums sold off... Meat Puppets (to Rykodisc) and Dinosaur Jr. (to Merge Records,) so we're pretty close to having a decent size SST sampler. Other SST artists I'm looking forward to are Bad Brains, ALL, Leaving Trains and fIREHOSE.

We'll put together a proper SST post when a few more roll in... and try to not take Greg Ginn too much to task for his mistakes with the label.

SST signs with The Orchard for digital distribution (Yahoo News, 01/11/06)

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Robert 0f The Radish said...

Yippee! Double Nickels on the Dime is such an intregal part of who I am. New Day Rising is as well, not to mention Slip It In. Ah the memories!

drake leLane said...

yeah... for me both Minutemen and Husker Du are bigger then the Beatles.

Assuming SST is eventually all on board, next on my hitlist are Touch and Go records and Saddle Creek.

shadow said...

Rock New Orleans for us!