Category Archives: Antiques Web Show

Antiques Web Show, Vol. 86

I was just reminded of how awesome this album is. It’s a riff-heavy powerhouse of blistering 70s rock n’ roll. Freddy Mercury at his best genre-bending melodies and brian may’s bizarre song structures. Enjoy 1974’s Sheer Heart Attack.

Antiques Web Show, Vol. 85

As I’ll be gone for the rest of the week I’m posting a little early. I figure since I’ll be enjoying Texas, you guys should be too. The band wasn’t yet Wilco and wasn’t from Texas, but they recorded this wonderful alt-country album right in the heart of Austin. I hope you enjoy “The Long Cut” while I’m gone and think of the stars at night that are big and bright. Here’s Uncle Tupelo’s 1993 great: Anodyne

Antiques Web Show, Vol. 84

In honor of my 25th birthday I’m posting one of my favorite albums of the 70s. Iggy Pop’s 1977 masterful collaboration with David Bowie: The Idiot. Iggy Pop referred to it at the time as “a cross between James Brown and Kraftwerk.” I don’t know how accurate that is, but it’s still a great groove-heavy record with the best Iggy’s vocals ever sounded.

Antiques Web Show, Vol. 83

In honor of Trent Reznor winning A FUCKING OSCAR, thought it’d be nice to revisit his humble beginnings. So let’s get Industrial, shall we? The first King of Angst made this excellent record and influenced the likes of Marilyn Manson and just about every other future electronic musician in some way in my opinion. Here’s 1989’s Pretty Hate Machine.

Antiques Web Show, Vol. 82

Matt Sharp, everyone’s favorite (and the only worthwhile) bassist for Weezer, started his own band after he left Weezer. Fuzzed-out bass, Phased-out keyboards and upbeat drums made this an adorably poppy record. Enjoy 1995’s Return of the Rentals.

Antiques Web Show, Vol. 81

Frank Black, one fo the main creative driving forces behind The Pixies, had plenty of songs for their next album. Problem was, there wouldn’t be another Pixies album. Lucky for us, we got 1994’s Teenager of the Year.

Antiques Web Show, Vol. 80

It’s freezing, but next week is looking warmer. Sobriety is killing me, but I’m feeling better and getting into shape. This February is chock-full of happenings and I need to look on the bright side. Aztec Camera always helps. Top-notch Scottish New Wave with Jangly guitars, Dancey baselines and catchy hooks. What else is there? Here’s 1983’s High Land, Hard Rain.