I like to get personal. I don’t use a washcloth in the shower, it’s too impersonal. Here is a recent and personal text message I received from my older cousin John. A little context—my dad’s stereo receiver crapped out and my uncle has a vintage Sansui receiver from the 70s that he doesn’t use anymore so I was asking him about that.
Me: Did you happen to ask your dad about the Sansui?
John: Yeah he said you can have a Sansui in your mouth and ass
I am not sure why, but I laugh every time I read that. Do you want a Sansui in your mouth or ass? Or would you like some really cool vintage stereo equipment? For the latter check out RPM (Records Per Minute) located at 2579 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202.
In addition to what I think is an unparalleled record selection, RPM has some beautiful turntables, receivers, and speakers for sale. AND if you want to talk about good music or get some great recommendations the owner Jack is your man. If you are more interested in a Sansui in your mouth or ass, comment below and maybe something can be arranged.
I have picked up several great titles at RPM, new and used, and the prices are as good as can be found. The most recent being an album I just found out about and it features one of my favorite bands of all time, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion as the backing musicians –well Jon Spencer and his drummer Russell Simmons. I was surprised I had never heard of it, or the band.
The album is Hung Far Low by The Honeymoon Killers. It was pretty hard to find but Jack ordered it for me and I had it in just a few days.
I love the album, my initial reaction was it sounds like The Blues Explosion playing with Sonic Youth. See what you think:
The album was released in 1991, right when Jon Spencer was hitting his stride in my opinion, so it was great to find another release with him on it from this period. 1991 was also the year I decided I didn’t like it when my teacher was on her period, but that is for another time. I have seen the Honeymoon Killers labeled as noise rock, but I’m not exactly sure what that means. I think I might call it punk blues, then again, I might also put a Sansui in my mouth or ass.
I have not found a lot of information about the Honeymoon Killers but I think they are worth checking out, let us now listen to another track:
I read that this album was their last but I am too lazy and swollen to do any more research. I will listen to some more of their shit though.
If you, my delicate flower, have never listened to The Blues Explosion get over to RPM records and buy some, or have Jack order if for you, I highly recommend it.
Also , I don’t like to get political but get out and vote for Sansui Mouthandass in the next election.