June 30, 2012

June 28, 2012

June 27, 2012

Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors (Sanctuary/Attack, 2006)

Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
Dreary minstrel for morose teens? Righto!



Notes
  1. Alternative anagram: Or, "Smiths' misery goat reentered, forlorn."
  2. "Misery goat": See also "Misery Goats."

June 26, 2012

June 23, 2012

Sublime With Rome - Yours Truly (Fueled By Ramen, 2011)

Sublime With Rome - Yours Truly
Troy murmurs, "I will sue ye both."



Notes
  1. "Troy": This is clearly a reference to Troy Dendekker, former wife of fallen Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell. When surviving band members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh recruited Rome Ramirez and began touring as Sublime, Nowell's estate issued this statement: "As Brad's heirs, and with the support of his entire family, we only want to respect his wishes and therefore have not consented to Bud and Eric calling their new project 'Sublime'.... [W]ith great reluctance [we] feel compelled to take the appropriate legal action to protect Brad's legacy." The lawsuit resulted in the band's adoption of the name "Sublime with Rome," which in turn resulted in this fascinating commemorative anagram.  

June 21, 2012

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces (Radar, 1979)

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces
A shit record! Most feel Declan's a rotten vocalist.



Notes
  1. "Declan": This is Elvis Costello's real name. You heard it here first!

June 19, 2012

Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (Columbia, 1968)

Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
Horrid hippy bitch'll mangle each bad song, then rot.



Notes
  1. Alternative anagram: That hip songbird! (L. Cohen balled her, right?)
  2. "L. Cohen": Leonard Cohen deeply regrets describing his "relationship" with Janis Joplin in the song "Chelsea Hotel #2": "There was the sole indiscretion, in my professional life, that I deeply regret, because I associated a woman’s name with a song, and in the song I mentioned, I used the line 'giving me head on an unmade bed while the limousines wait in the street,' and I’ve always disliked the locker-room approach to these matters, I’ve never spoken in any concrete terms of a woman with whom I’ve had any intimate relationships. And I named Janis Joplin in that song, I don’t know when it started, but I connected her name with the song, and I’ve been feeling very bad about that ever since, it’s an indiscretion for which I’m very sorry, and if there is some way of apologising to the ghost, I want to apologise now, for having committed that indiscretion." Perhaps he'll feel better knowing that her album title beat him to it.

June 15, 2012

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (Parlophone, 1964)

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
Hey, lads! The band's a great hit!



Notes
  1. Alternative anagram: Tarty ladies shag the band, eh?

June 14, 2012

Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbert (Peabody Records, 1979)

Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbert
I shall extol the berserk elfin icon!



Notes
  1. Alternative anagram: Oh, crank hellion's bitter self-exile!