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31 July 2000 | Beating my head against the wall

Song | ARTIST | Source
(VA = various artists) (*** = new & recommended)

Schnitzler | FELIX KUBIN | 7-inch single
Showstop Hic Hup (Mouse On Mars remix) | HIGH LLAMAS | Lollo Rosso
Size 178-79-55-91 | TIPSY | Michelangelo In Space: The Bunny Remixes (VA)
Rondo (excerpt) | CHRISTOPHER BUTTERFIELD | Ursonate
Rondo (excerpt) | KURT SCHWITTERS | Ursonate
(excerpt) | NEIL YOUNG | Arc
You Better Run | THE RASCALS | Time Peace: Greatest Hits
Accidentals | BROADCAST | Work and Non Work
Harvest Moon | NEIL YOUNG | Harvest Moon
Groscher Lausangriff | FELIX KUBIN | 7-inch single
Radio Music | JOHN CAGE | Fluxus Anthology (VA)

O! Brother | THE FALL | 45 84 89 B Sides
6 Feet Deep | GRAVEDIGGAZ | 6 Feet Deep
Dig a Little Deeper | MAHALIA JACKSON | The Great Gospel Women
Vingt Degres a Gauche | HAUTS DE PLAFOND | #1
Fender Bender | KID KOALA | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Soulful Strut | YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED | Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 4 (VA)
Dangerous Job | ZELJKO KERLETA | Space Runner

The Taxi | YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS | Salad Days
Tai Yaka | JULIZYA | Zambiance! (VA)
Titanium Expose | SONIC YOUTH | Goo
Lunchmeataphobia (Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet!) | FUNKADELIC | One Nation Under a Groove
Cuddly Toy | THE MONKEES | Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.

Mood Mound | EMPEROR PENGUIN | Mysterious Pony
Don't Let Me Go To the Dogs | R. STEVIE MOORE | Greatest Hits
Flossie Lou | CLIFFORD BROWN & MAX ROACH | At Basin Street
When You Leave | NOONDAY UNDERGROUND | Self-Assembly

Ka-To Yen | DIM DIM | Ananas
Skin Of My Teeth | TALL DWARVES | Weeville
Eddie, Are You Kidding? | THE MOTHERS | Just Another Band From L.A.
phone message | EDDIE, FROM THE DINER | unreleased
Just Like Eddie | HEINZ | It's Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World Of Joe Meek (VA)
Forever Motel | THE KROPOTKINS | Five Points Crawl ***
Progress | RUNAWAYS UK | Progress
O Filosofo | JORGE BEN | Africa Brasil

Hopeless | FUTURE BIBLE HEROES | I'm Lonely ***
Busy Doin' Nothin' | CAMPING | Caroline Now! (VA)
Since I Found You | MAXINE BROWN | The Scepter Records Story (VA)
Groove Soul City | ORANGE CAKE MIX | 7-inch single
Quality Control | JURASSIC 5 | Quality Control ***
Good About You | THE WILSONS | (self-titled)

Warm Beer and Cold Cold Women | JIMMY JOHNSON | Music To Drink Beer By (VA)
The Majestic | CLINIC | The Return Of Evil Bill (CDingle)
Don't Try... Do! | THE MOMETERS | Meet the Mometers
Sugar Cube | ELECTRIC TOMORROW | Buzz Buzz Buzz, Vol. 1 (VA)

At a certain point, trained, accomplished musicians hit the wall. They don't go there very often, they don't have the tools to go through the wall, because it's the end of notes. It's the other side, where there's only tone, sound, ambience, landscape, earthquakes, pictures, fireworks, the sky opening, buildings falling, subways collapsing. ... When you go through the wall, the music takes on that kind of atmosphere, and it doesn't translate the way other music translates. When you get to the other side, you can't go back. I don't know too many musicians who try to go through the wall. I love to go through the wall.
-- NEIL YOUNG | quoted in the New York Times, 30 July 2000

After I had been studying with him for two years, Schoenberg said, "In order to write music, you must have a feeling for harmony." I explained to him that I had no feeling for harmony. He then said that I would always encounter an obstacle, that it would be as though I came to a wall through which I could not pass. I said, "In that case, I will devote my life to beating my head against that wall."
-- JOHN CAGE | Indeterminacy
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