The absinthe charts: your weekly music top ten

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By Aion on Tuesday, July 03, 2001 - 03:29 am: Edit

Grabbed something very special from my cd shelf
yesterday, 2 cd´s from the german electronic guru
Klaus Schulze
- Dig It (1980)
- Trancefer (1981)
still state of the art compared to most electronic musicians today and very well
suited while drinking absinthe.

By Btyre on Tuesday, July 03, 2001 - 12:14 am: Edit

Heh, I guess I should mention that those songs I listed are not necessarily song I've listened to with absinthe; rather they are songs I find myself playing repeatedly. Honestly, I haven't quite tried listening to music while drinking absinthe.

The only songs I've actually listened to while drinking it are some of my favorite Type O Negative songs that I downloaded.

Not that the two are related in anyway, although Type O Negative does seem to have CD covers that are quite green.


By Head_Prosthesis on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 08:09 pm: Edit


Soaky in the Pooper

Soaky in the Pooper
Standing in a stupor by the tank
better call the super
as I grip the towel rack for strength
studied all these cracks before
stuff the towel beneath the door
crawling up all upon the floor
and wait for it to pass

Hear the faucet dripping
as his brain is slipping into mush
man I think he's tripping
better pull his head out of the bowl
and as the ceiling starts to bleed
he carefully begins to read
the label on the toilet seat
it's like a warning of some kind

As his face turns bluish
and his eyes roll back into his head
the funeral was Jewish
all the mourners traveled in one car
they remembered he had said
you're never lonely when you're dead
and as the final rights were read
the angels start to sing
Soaky in the pooper


By Rudolf on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 07:35 pm: Edit

I've been listening to a good number of bootlegs while drinking absinthe as of late. Mostly Bowie, The Afghan Whigs, Kraftwerk or Diamanda Galas.

Sober listening has been the new Nick Cave, The Afghan Whigs, Firewater, Cornelius, Haujobb and Neubauten..

On a non musical note, all I have left is Sebor. Looks like I've got to place an order with SC..


By Anatomist1 on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 03:29 pm: Edit

The music I've been rotating lately doesn't have anything in particular to do with absinthe:

Lucinda Williams - ESSENCE

Natalie Merchant - Recent stuff + Live Bootleg from 'Folk Tour'

Whiskeytown - PNEUMONIA and related live bootlegs

Gillian Welsh - REVIVAL and some live stuff with Ryan Adams

10,000 Maniacs - OUR TIME IN EDEN





By Admin on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 02:09 pm: Edit

My recent Absinthe soundtracks:

Emma Calve's Victor recordings (circa 1900 french opera singer)

& Danielle Dax's "Dark Adapted Eye" still keeps me going after all these years.

By Cheri on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 01:24 pm: Edit

A CD that I've found that is quite good is "The Haunting Begins" by Ghost In The Machine.. (GITM) and anything by Enigma for me is great with absinthe..

By Rimbaud on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 11:56 am: Edit

Radiohead - "Amnesiac"/"Kid A"
Sianspheric - "The Sound of the Colour of the Sun"
Yo La Tengo - "And Then Nothing Turned Itself
Mark Lanegan - "Field Songs"
Red House Painters - "Old Ramon"
The Shins - "Oh, Inverted World"
Sigur Ros - "Ágætis Byrjun"

...and the sound of dueling air conditioners outside my apartment window...

~21st Century Rimbaud


By Btyre on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 09:09 am: Edit

Lately, there have a been a few songs that have stood out.

The Bloodhound Gang - Inevitable Return of the Great Dope
Type O Negative - I Know You're Fucking Someone Else & Hey Pete
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Rollin' Wit You & You Don't Want to Fuck w/ Me

There are certainly others, but these five seem to be played the most, esp. Type O Negative.


By Verawench on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 08:00 am: Edit


Kirlian Camera! Right on :) Love'em.

You might wanna check out an American (Texan!) band called Machine in the Garden. This Ascension are great too.

By Bjacques on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 06:30 am: Edit

The Damned - MCA Singles A + B

I don't remember much after that. A couple of friends and I had a taste test. After tasting the others I thought it was ok to switch to Hill's, as you'd drink the cheap beer when you can no longer taste the good beers. Wrong.

By Aion on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 04:37 am: Edit

The only brand new release I can´t stop listening:
- Waldeck, "Fallen Angel", CD "The Night Garden"

Earlier releases:
- Mark Hollis, "Watershed", CD "Mark Hollis"

- Autechre, "Windwind", CD "Incunabula"

- Julee Cruise, "I float alone", CD "Floating into
the Night"

- Loreena McKennitt, "Mystic´s Dream", CD "Mask &

- Everything but the Girl, "The Future of the
Future", CD "Temperamental"

- Sarah McLachlan, "Fumbling towards Ecstasy",
CD "Fumbling towards Ecstasy"

- Doctor L., "Escape from Yourself", CD "Temple
on every Street"

- Kirlian Camera, "The Desert Inside", CD "The
Ice Curtain"

- Heather Nova, "Island", CD "Oyster"

- Laika, "Uneasy", CD "Good looking Blues"

- Laika, "Breather", CD "Sounds of the

Absolute favorite CD while drinking Absinthe (this CD is able to create a mood like sitting in a sidewalk cafe in Paris), highly recommended!!
- Deine Lakaien, "Walk to the Moon + 2nd Sun",
CD "Acoustic"


By Marc on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 02:28 am: Edit

Homework was more homey. You dug it because it had
some black street cred to it. But, it was just another case of white kids on black dope, the same jive the beasties, moby and beck conjure up. Daft couldn't go any deeper into the black hiphop vibe, so they opted (on their new disc) to go for the push push in the bush shite. and i dig it.

By Zack on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 02:00 am: Edit

No, I can't dance to it. It is too much involved with the stuff it is trying to parody to mean anything to me. (However, I do NOT usually find ANY parody "funny") I just can't understand how I loved them a few years back (Hell, I even fell into the gimmicky trap of them not showing their face on MTV/VH1) and now their music makes me want to puke!

By Marc on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 01:50 am: Edit

Daft Punk are subverting the slick disco shit that you hate. Its parody that you can dance to. Lighten up, youngblood.

By Zack on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 01:46 am: Edit

UGH. I know it most likely has something to do with my age, however, I despise the new Daft Punk album. I have heard it all before (by way of 70s flash-backs). The Daft Punk album "Homework" that came out a few years ago '96-97, was much more "new and fresh" or a re-"Discovery" of their newest album. Perhaps it was only the timing that fucked them up, IMO, maybe it went over as well as Homework did in Europe, I do not know, but I doubt it.

By Marc on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 01:13 am: Edit

Both. The new one is slicker and hookier.

By Zack on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 01:00 am: Edit


The new Daft Punk album or the old stuff?

By Marc on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 12:41 am: Edit

Lately, I've been listening to

Marc Bolan
the new Ron Sexsmith album, Blue Boy
Daft Punk
Talvin Singh
Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66
Lucinda William's Essence
Buffalo Springfield
Shuggie Otis

By Germanandy on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 04:23 pm: Edit

candy colored clown - roy orbison
satans child - danzig
everythings ruined - faith no more
apfelkrautsalami - flugschaedel
tie my pecker to my leg & elvis is everywhere - mojo nixon (skid roper)
overture of the rebel angels - glenn danzig
zeig mir den weg nach unten - knorkator
mission impossible - lalo shifrin (my alltime fave)
wicked game - chris isaak
blind vision - blancmange (very old but good)
killing moon - echo and the bunnymen
king of the whole wide world - elvis
war of the worlds - audiobook (english or german)


By Pataphysician on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 04:06 pm: Edit

King Tubby: Dub Gone Crazy

Lee Scratch Perry: The Upsetter Collection

DJ Spooky: Riddim Warfare

Fatboy Slim: On The Floor At The Boutique (especially "Apache" by Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band -- HOLYFUCKINSHIT!!)

The Wailers: Catch A Fire (the recently released original recordings, as Jah intended, before Island Records "Rockified" it with overdubs by studio musicians who had never heard of reggae before)

...and always, always:
Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 02:13 pm: Edit

One song...
Lambchop - Soaky in the Pooper


By Joalco on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 01:44 pm: Edit

Damn the bad luck... I typed quite a long response, and it got lost somewhere in the mix... Here goes nuttin'.

Okay, HIM is still around and is well worth checking into. I found a two-disc limited edition set of Razorblade Romance on my recent trip to Germany. They have a new single due out Tuesday, and a new album, "Dark Shadows and Brilliant Highlights" coming in August.

Now, recent faves:

Coil - "Red Birds Will Fly out of the East and Destroy Paris in a Night"

Cop Shoot Cop - "Everybody Loves You When You're Dead"

Foetus - "Cirrhosis of the Heart"

Firewater - "I Still Love you Judas" or "So Long, Superman"

ohGr - "Devil" or "Solow" -- saw this show wednesday, and it was fucking incredible. it was so great to see ogre & cevin key back onstage together.

download - "Catblower"

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - "Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow," the classic "Red Right Hand," or the ironically-titled "Song to Joy."

Morphine - anything from "Good" or "Cure for Pain." Mark Sandman is sorely missed.

Radiohead - "Spinning Plates" from Amnesiac or anything from The Bends.

Tool - "Lateralus" from the album of the same name.

Dirty Three - "Everything's Fucked" from their self-titled record; a song that brings tears to my eyes every time i hear it, and all without the aid of words.

Tom Waits & HIM - already mentioned, couldn't agree more, nuff said.

Well, there's a brief overview... :)


By Artemis on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 12:56 pm: Edit

Somewhere in Aleister Crowley's autobiography he talks about the peculiar effect of Moroccan music. The kind of stuff that invokes the great god Pan, or so he hinted.

If you're inclined to that sort of thing, "Apocalypse Across the Sky" by The Master Musicians of Jajouka (featuring Rachir Attar) is in that vein.

But Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's music is on several plains above that, in my opinion.

By Artemis on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 12:49 pm: Edit

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He died some time back, but you could describe at least some of his music as Sufi music. Alone it can give you an out of body experience. Combined with absinthe ....

I especially like a collaboration he did with Michael Brook, in particular a cut titled "My Heart, My Life". I'm not really certain about the language in which he sang, but it's not English. That presents no barrier at all given the aim of this sort of music.

By Heiko on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 11:43 am: Edit

Cool, some new stuff to look for in the record store of my choice (called "www").

I don't know if H.I.M. is still big in the German industrial/gothic scene as they were in the top ten with more than one single (and made it to number one with more than one...).
Nevertheless, they started out in Finland as a gothic/metal act with heavy guitars, they are still a cool band, but the older albums (like the mentioned "lovesongs vol. 666") are somewhat harder and more "gothic" than the newer songs.
btw. it was a tv-interview with the singer of H.I.M. that led me to my search on absinthe. I wasn't sure what it was, so I asked a friend whose mother is from Finland if he knew something about it. He had heard about it from a barkeeper in Finland some time before. Then I looked for absinthe on the web and ended up here...
Credits to Finland!

By Verawench on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 11:07 am: Edit

Hey, i've heard of H.I.M... aren't they big in the German goth/industrial scene?

Ok, here's my run down:

Wolfsheim - "Elias" (mmm... droool... )

Depeche Mode - "Not Tonight" (off of "Black Celebration" - before they turned to uber-crap)

In Strict Confidence - "Industrial Love" (VNV Nation remix)

Swans - "Goddamn the Sun" (reminds me of speeding along some road atop a high cliff with the sea below)

Tom Waits - "What's he Building in there" (better than any horror movie.. makes me think of Don for some reason)

No, that's not what I listen to all the time. I've just been on an EBM/synthpop feeding frenzy.


By Midas on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 10:00 am: Edit

OK, here's an eclectic mix:

* "Kaltes Klares Wasser" by Chicks On Speed

* "Ave Satani" & "I Love You Mark" from The Omen I & II

* "Kongerei" by Hun Huur Tu (The Throat Singers Of Tuva)

* "Going Out West" by Tom Waits


By Heiko on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 08:45 am: Edit

Hehe, computers can be so funny:

"Sorry, your search for 'the beginning of the end' did not match any pages.
The following words were ignored: the,beginning,of,the,end"


By Heiko on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 08:44 am: Edit

I think we should have a thread where everybody posts some new findings that he/she thinks are good music to listen to while drinking absinthe. Preferably stuff that has not been mentioned before. I'll give it a start (and hope these haven't been mentioned before, if so, shame on me...):

- "Voodoo" by Godsmack (from the album "Godsmack")

- "The Beginning of the End" by H.I.M. (from the album "Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666")

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