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With “Uncle Brian’s Abattoir”, Pete Doherty and Jack Jones Score An Unlikely Classic

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” –That guy who painted the Sistine Chapel “Uncle Brian’s Abattoir”  is the simplest of songs, the furthest thing possible from King Crimson, yet the paired down track packs within it the violent grace and fearlessness… Continue Reading →

Dallas Acid: Meditation Music For the Fringes

Far back in the misty, decadent crevices of mid-2000s North Brooklyn there existed a ragtag, elegantly bearded band of Stones-worshipers that just about made it. Just about but not quite. The band in question was VietNam, a Michael Gerner-led gaggle… Continue Reading →

Live Forever Tres Warren: 25 Essential Tracks

The saddest and most mysterious death of the first half of 2020, Tres Warren, one half of long-running psych juggernaut Psychic Ills along with bassist Elizabeth Hart, checked out right as the world was beginning to slide off its axis… Continue Reading →

Discography Digging: Primal Scream Part 2 (2000-Present)

XTRMNTR, (2000) Bobby Gillespie – vocals, guitar, samples Andrew Innes – guitar Robert Young – guitar, programming Martin Duffy – keyboards, programming Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield – bass Darrin Mooney – drums Jim Hunt – saxophone Duncan Mackay – trumpet If there’s a more iconic moment in… Continue Reading →

Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate Speaks on their Cosmic New Record, Becoming a New York Band, and Being the Dark Heart of the Paisley Underground

It’s safe to say that we are massive Dream Syndicate disciples here at Niche Appeal, forever bowing to the altar of the paisley underground’s darkest stars. Therefore it was a distinctive honor to have lead Syndicate Steve Wynn drop in… Continue Reading →

Discography Digging: Primal Scream Part 1 (1987-1997)

For our inaugural discography digging expedition we wanted to cover a band whose output hasn’t been critically obsessed to absolute death, whose discography runs deep and wide, and preferably is still producing great albums to this very day. Glasgow’s long-running… Continue Reading →

Live Forever Genesis P-Orridge: Our Favorite 20 Tracks

If Timothy Leary’s infamous declaration of the late ’60s to “Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out” ever found an ideal human embodiment, it was not the craggy old professor himself (who later walked back the “Drop Out” part) but instead… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 11: “The Gnome”

“The Gnome” is one of the handful of Barrett tracks that, on first spin, sounds as if it could be a rare throwaway ditty designed to fill up contractual space on an album. A chorus-free, jaunty parable about elves set… Continue Reading →

Live Forever Andrew Weatherall: Our Favorite 20 Tracks

Andy Weatherall is the type of dude that you don’t realize has had a massive effect on your life until he hits the radar for something (in this case, dying tragically at too young an age) and you look over… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 10: “Interstellar Overdrive”

“Interstellar Overdrive” by Pink Floyd, Released August 5th, 1967 There are songs that are legendary, but within this already-rarified category there are just a handful of Godhead offerings that are not just enjoyed and respected by many generations but actually… Continue Reading →

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