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Fuck Halo 3 and Fuck You

Monday, September 24th, 2007

As the first person in history to publicly disagree with the throngs of idiots who think Halo 3 is the best thing since jacking off was invented, fuck you. Halo is the kind of game that people who don’t play games play, which makes Halo 3 the sequel to the sequel to the first game all you fucking idiots ever played.

Sure, Crunchgear.com might say “Halo 3 is indeed better than when your wife got pregnant.”, but that holds true only if I wasn’t able to abort that demon fetus with a shot of vinegar and a few well-placed kicks to the she-place.

Gamepro.com got fancy with their review, claiming a bunch of facts about sales and marketing and whatnot: “No other game has had as much hype, built-up fan anticipation nor the marketing push – try $10 million in marketing campaigns alone – as the last chapter of the premiere franchise in console gaming. But is the game worthy? … I have two words for you: ‘Hell’ and ‘Yes’.” I have two words for gamepro.com: ‘Fuck’ and ‘You’. Halo 3 is awesome because a ridiculous amount of money went into the marketing! Sex is always best with the biggest cock you can find, especially when that gargantuanly-girthed piece of meat is slamming your ass. A perfect metaphor for buying Microsoft’s most famous game.

And, in what is probably the most valid reasoning behind Halo 3 praise, Arstechnica.com says that the “solid frame rates” are what make the game awesome. Get some a fucking clue and some taste while you’re at it. Amazing, a console game that has acceptable framerates? All y’all motherbitches should play SpongeBob Squarepants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom; the framerates are wicked mad sikk, bro.

People who praise Halo 3 are the kind of dudes who probably never even played Full Throttle or Grim Fandango, let alone Doom or WOLF3D (mein leben!). I would have said people instead of dudes, but women aren’t this stupid. Therefore, without the proper frame of reference, these idiots would really have no idea what they’re talking about, and are just enjoying the great big Halo assfuck while Microsoft kindly gives them a reach around.

Halo 3 is what you get when a company says “fuck, FPS games are popular, let’s make one” and then gives the developer two sequels to get the gameplay right. And even then, you’re still playing the most generic game known to man. But at least it has really mean headshot detection.

Tool – ’91 Demos

Friday, September 21st, 2007

What’s this? A copy of Sober from 1991? How can this be!? Oh, right. Here is a Tool demo tape which was provided to me by the ever-mysterious K.

Tracklist:

  1. Cold and Ugly
  2. Hush
  3. Part of Me
  4. Crawl Away
  5. Sober
  6. Jerk Off

Download it NOW!

Mother Love Bone / Andy Wood – Demos & Live 1988-1990

Friday, September 21st, 2007

From the ashes of Mother Love Bone rose Pearl Jam, so here are some MLB bootlegs and a studio demo.

From the txt:

Mother Love Bone / Andy Wood
Demos & Live 1988-1990

CD 1:

Silver-Bootleg “Sister Ass” (“Home”-Records HR5961-8, Released in 1994)

1989-05-01
“Cactus Club”
San José, CA (Tracks 1 – 6)

1990-01-03
“Vogue Theatre”
Seattle, WA (Tracks 7 – 16)

Lineage: Silver-CD > EAC > Flac Frontend (Level 7 and tested) > TTD (2007-02-10)

Tracklist:

01 Captain Hi-Top
02 Season Changing
03 Mr. Danny Boy
04 Bone China
05 Crown Of Thorns
06 I´m In Love With My Car (QUEEN-Cover)

07 This Is Shangri-La
08 Capricorn Sister
09 Half-Ass Monkey Boy
10 Bone China
11 Heartshine
12 Mr. Danny Boy
13 Come Bite The Apple
14 Thru Fade Away
15 Stardog Champion
16 Holy Roller

CD 2:

Silver-Bootleg “Andy Wood – Words And Music Communication: 2″ (“Why Not?”-Records WOT1019, Released in 1993)

(Track 21: CDR from a Trade)

1988/89-xx-xx
unknown Studios

Lineage: Silver-CD > EAC > Flac Frontend (Level 7 and tested) > TTD (2007-02-10)

Tracklist:

01 Thru Fadeaway
02 Capricorn Sister
03 Stardog Champion
04 Chloe Dancer
05 Half-Ass Monkey Boy
06 Holy Roller
07 Lady Godiva Blues
08 Stargazer
09 Mindshaker Meltdown
10 The Other Side
11 Sabawa Fair
12 Elijah
13 Hold Your Head Up
14 No Blues For You
15 Man Of Golden Words
16 Bone China
17 Crown Of Thorns
18 Red Hot Shaft
19 Captain Hi-Top
20 Heartshine

21 Red Light (Go)

Logfiles and Fingerprints included.

Click here to find out if Mother really does Love Bone.

Tool – Undertow Outtakes

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Even those who prance among the oddest of time signatures can still fuck up a song, check it out!

From the txt:

Tool
Undertow Outtakes

Date Unknown

Details are sketchy, but likely source info is as follows

Studio(?)>cassette>cassette>pc>cd>pc>.flac

01.Swamp Song
02.Sober
03.Crawl Away
04.4 Degrees
05.Bottom

Do not encode to lossy formats.

Brought to you by: The Mookie Liberation Group.

Download the fuck ups here!

Tool – D’amour Ænima Demos

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Once upon a time, Tool had a bass player (Paul D’amour), and it was good. Unfortunately, he and the band had differing opinions; he split and Justin Chancellor took over. What follows is a few of the Ænima tracks that Paul recorded before moving on.

From the txt:

Tool
D’Amour Demos

Date Unknown

Details are sketchy, but likely source info is as follows

Studio(?)>cassette>cassette>pc>cd>pc>.flac

01.Pushit
02.Stinkfist
03.Aenema
04.Eulogy

Do not encode to lossy formats.

Brought to you by: The Mookie Liberation Group.

Download this delicious slice of 1996 here.

Pearl Jam – Five Against One / Vs. Rough mixes

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Yes, rough mixes of Pearl Jam’s second album. And why the fuck not?

Track list:

  1. Animal
  2. Don’t Need
  3. Daughter
  4. Don’t Go On Me
  5. Dissident
  6. W.M.A.
  7. Blood
  8. Glorified G
  9. Rats
  10. Leash
  11. Hard To Imagine
  12. Alone
  13. Indifference
  14. Rearview Mirror
  15. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

Get it here while the getting is getful.

Toshiro Mifune – 7″ Vinyl

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

TOSHIRO MIFUNEA cunning bargain bin grab by a friend at Amoeba produced TOSHIRO MIFUNE, a 45 that has proven to be surprisingly listenable despite its POWER VIOLENCE categorization. Or perhaps rather than “despite”, in addition to.

As the first review I found on Google puts it:

TOSHIRO MIFUNE is power violence for the new millennium. While many bands have used pv as merely a lunching pad to explore screamo or math metal TOSHIRO MIFUNE have, by contrast, taken their nod from the best pv has to offer and run with it. Instead of using extreme hardcore as a flavor in something else, they use other sounds as a way to enhance their pure raging/grinding/thrashing/screaming/noise mayhem. Also in contrast to many of their peers they aren’t looking backwards towards more classic hardcore either, instead they are looking forward – creating something new and exceedingly violent. This is definitely tomorrow’s sound, not yesterday’s. Try this experiment. Slap this record on the turntable. Now put a sack of wheat in front of your speakers. Turn the volume to 11. I bet you have flour by song six.

Download the 96khz, 32bit vinyl-to-wavpack rip here.

Pearl Jam – Key Arena / Seattle, WA / 2000-11-06

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Officially denoted by the band as an especially great performance, I must have listened to this “Ape/Man” show at least five times. It is that good.

From the txt:

Pearl Jam
November 6, 2000
Key Arena
Seattle, Washington

Official Bootleg > EAC > FLAC

This show was selected as an “Ape/Man” show by the band,
denoting it as a noteworthy performance; this show is
widely considered to be the greatest show Pearl Jam has
ever played.

Disc 1 56:52

01. Release 05:13
02. Corduroy 04:28
03. Grievance 03:07
04. rearviewmirror 06:17
05. Hail Hail 03:23
06. Evacuation 02:58
07. Dissident 05:23
08. Nothing as it Seems 05:35
09. In Hiding 05:23
10. Leatherman 05:13
11. Betterman* 05:13
12. Nothingman 04:39

Disc 2 54:11

01. Even Flow 06:10
02. Jeremy 04:53
03. Lukin > 00:51
04. Not For You 05:47
05. Daughter 09:42
06. “Encore Break” 04:07
07. Off He Goes@ 05:38
08. Light Years 05:46
09. Parting Ways+ 05:03
10. Go 02:47
11. Once 03:27

Disc 3 49:31

01. Crazy Mary& 05:43
02. Immortality 06:19
03. Alive 11:57
04. Soon Forget# 05:48
05. The Kids Are Alright^ 02:51
06. Baba O’Riley 09:42
07. Yellow Ledbetter$ 07:11

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wellwater Conspiracy opened
*Ed explains origins of the song
@Played for an Australian fan who was killed at the
Roskilde disaster
+With Justine Foy and April Cameron on strings
&With “Stairway to Heaven” teases by Mike
#Ed solo on ukelele; preceded by an Iron Man tease and
a lengthy rant about rich people, in particular Paul
Allen and Bill Gates; Soon Forget dedicated to Paul
Allen.
^Played for the teen dance ordinance in Seattle
$With “Little Wing” teases by Mike

Conversion by MyLifeISought (teyhow@yahoo.com)
Mixed by Brett Eliason
Engineered by John Burton
Mastered by RFI CD Mastering

Notes:
While the EAC logs show “suspicious positions” during Baba
O’Riley at 05:44 and from 06:23 to 06:27, they are completely
undetectable and they come during crowd noise.

Pearl Jam allows trading of their Official Bootlegs as long
as they are no longer available for sale; all of the 2000
bootlegs are out of print and now unavailable.

Download this awesome show here, bro.

Pearl Jam – Vic Theatre / Chicago, IL / 2007-08-02

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Here’s one of two bootlegs I have of the fanclub-only show at the Vic Theatre. I should have been in attendance. =(

From the txt:

Pearl Jam
August 2nd, 2007
Vic Theatre – Chicago,IL

Source: Schoeps MK4s > Rmod box > TCD-D100
Conversion: PCM-R300 > USBPre > Soundforge 7.0b > shntool 2.0.3 > flac 1.1.2

Disc 1:
01. (crowd) 00:40.31
02. Trouble 04:43.03
03. Dead Man 04:25.26
04. I Used To Work In Chicago 02:08.22
05. (New Ed Song) 06:26.48
06. Picture In A Frame 02:21.34
07.(crowd) 00:36.08
08. All or None 05:00.21
09. Education 02:52.01
10. Sad 03:30.44
11. In Hiding 04:30.05
12. Parachutes 03:24.30
13. I’m Open 01:15.35
14. Wishlist 04:09.20
15. Down 03:38.03
16. Undone 03:50.45
17. Off He Goes 05:25.49
18. Hard To Imagine 05:03.47

Disc 2:
01. Gods’ Dice 02:18.72
02. World Wide Suicide 03:39.17
03. Rats 05:18.72
04. Gone 04:04.03
05. Why Go 05:02.27
06. No More 04:05.34
07. Inside Job 06:40.02
08. Low Light 03:33.07
09. Love Reign O’er Me 07:02.53
10. Comatose 05:19.45
11. Black Diamond 05:09.39
12. Sonic Reducer 04:32.51
13. Indifference (w/ Ben Harper) 06:43.27

Total: 127:31.21

Notes: Ed solo set is first 6 tracks.

Compiled on August 7th, 2007

Download the show here.

My Vinyl

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

This is my collection of records.  Highlighted are those most recently added.

  • Anywhere – Pyramid Mirrors 7″
  • A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms
  • A Perfect Circle – Thirteenth Step
  • Bjork – Volta
  • Beastie Boys – Check Your Head Collector’s Edition
  • Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Vol. 2
  • Beastie Boys – Ill Communication Collector’s Edition
  • Black Flag – Live: Police Story
  • Black Flag – Live: Spray Paint
  • Black Keys – Attack & Release
  • Boris – Smile
  • Brad – Best Friends
  • Brad – Interiors
  • Broken Bells – Broken Bells
  • Broken Bells – Meyrin Fields
  • Caribou – Andorra
  • Captain Beefheart – Safe As Milk
  • Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica
  • David Gilmore – Arnold Layne
  • Dungen – Satt Att Se
  • Dungen – Skit I Altt
  • Dungen – Ta Det Lungt
  • Dungen – Tio Batar
  • Dungen – Tyst Minut
  • Eddie Vedder – Into The Wild Soundtrack
  • Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
  • Frank Zappa – Hot Rats
  • Frank Zappa – How’s Your Bird?
  • Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage Acts II & III
  • Frank Zappa – Strictly Commercial
  • Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Roxy & Elsewhere
  • Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
  • Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
  • Iron & Wine – The Creek Drank the Cradle
  • Isis – Oceanic
  • J.R.R. Tolkien – Poems and Songs of Middle Earth
  • King Crimson – Beat
  • King Crimson – Discipline
  • King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
  • King Crimson – Starless and Bible Black
  • KMFDM – Don’t Blow Your Top 7″
  • KMFDM – Godlike 7″
  • KMFDM – Help Us / Save Us / Take Us Away 7″
  • KMFDM – Kickin’ Ass 7″
  • KMFDM – Money 7″
  • KMFDM – Naive 7″
  • KMFDM – Split 7″
  • KMFDM – Sucks 7″
  • KMFDM – Vogue 7″
  • Liam Finn – FOMO
  • Mastodon – Crack the Skye
  • Melt-Banana – Bambi’s Dilemma
  • Merzbow – Keio Line
  • Mogwai – Batcat (EP)
  • Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling
  • Mogwai – Mr. Beast
  • Mogwai – Special Moves
  • Mother Love Bone – Apple
  • Mother Love Bone – Shine
  • Mudhoney – “You’re Gone” 45
  • Mudhoney / Mugstar split – Sonic Attack (Motorheads) 7″
  • Mudhoney – Touch Me, I’m Sick (demo)
  • Mudhoney – Suck You Dry 7″
  • Napal Death – Scum
  • Neil Young – Freedom
  • Neil Young – Le Noise
  • Neil Young – Living with War (2)
  • Neil Young – Mirror Ball
  • Neil Young – Prairie Wind
  • Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
  • Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
  • Nirvana – Beauty and Power EP 7″
  • Nirvana – Bleach
  • Nirvana – Broken Mirrors 7″
  • Nirvana – MTV Unplugged
  • Nirvana – Sliver 7″
  • Nirvana – The Triple Platinum EP 7″
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Jeremy Michael Ward
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet – Omar Rodriguez
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet – The Apocalypse Inside Of An Orange
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)
  • Pearl Jam – Binaural
  • Pearl Jam – Xmas Singles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 200820092010)
  • Pearl Jam – Live at Benaroya Hall
  • Pearl Jam – Live on Two Legs
  • Pearl Jam – Lost Dogs
  • Pearl Jam – No Code
  • Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam
  • Pearl Jam – Rearviewmirror
  • Pearl Jam – Riot Act (2)
  • Pearl Jam – Singles (Light Years, Off He Goes, Bu$hleaguer, Wishlist)
  • Pearl Jam – Ten
  • Pearl Jam – Ten Collector’s Edition Box Set
  • Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
  • Pearl Jam – Vs.
  • Pearl Jam – Vs. and Vitalogy Collector’s Edition Box Set
  • Pearl Jam – Yield
  • Primus – Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People
  • Primus – Frizzle Fry
  • Primus – Of Whales and Woe
  • Portishead – Portishead
  • Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R (X Rated)
  • Radiohead – Amnesiac
  • Radiohead – Kid A
  • Radiohead – The King of Limbs (Newspaper ed.)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You
  • Robert Fripp – The League of Gentlemen
  • Sigur Ros – með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
  • Silverchair – Young Modern
  • Skinny Puppy – Mythmaker
  • Sleater-Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One
  • Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out
  • Sleater-Kinney – One Beat
  • Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock
  • Sleater-Kinney – The Woods
  • Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped
  • St. Vincent – Actor
  • St. Vincent – Marry Me
  • St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
  • Sublime – Sublime
  • Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
  • Tame Impala – Solitude is Bliss
  • Team Ghost / Anoraak – A Glorious Time / Dolphins & Highways split 7″
  • Team Ghost – Celebrate What You Can’t See
  • The Beatles – Help!
  • The Flaming Lips – Telepathic Surgery
  • The Mars Volta – Amputechture
  • The Mars Volta – Deloused in the Comatorium
  • The Mars Volta – Francis the Mute
  • The Mars Volta – Francis the Mute b/w The Widow (live)
  • The Mars Volta – Octahedron
  • The Mars Volta – Scabdates
  • The Mars Volta – The Bedlam In Goliath
  • The Mars Volta – Tremulant
  • The Mothers of Invention – Uncle Meat
  • The Nels Cline Trio – Ground 3x 7″
  • The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
  • The Shins – Oh Inverted World
  • The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
  • The Verve – A Northern Soul
  • The Verve – A Storm In Heaven
  • The Verve – All In The Mind
  • The Verve – Forth
  • The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work
  • The Verve – Urban Hymns
  • The White Stripes – Icky Thump
  • The Who – Quadrophenia
  • The Who – The Who Sell Out
  • The Who – Tommy
  • Thievery Corporation – The Mirror Conspiracy
  • Thom Yorke – Harrowdown Hill
  • Thom Yorke – The Eraser
  • Thurston Moore and Don Fleming – Telstar / Sputnik 7″
  • Tool – Lateralus
  • Tool – Opiate
  • Tool – Undertow
  • Zero 7 – When It Falls

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