Sunday, December 10, 2006

Omar + John = Instrumental Greatness

A lot of things went into me finding this track. My kitchen is a mess right now and I don't want to clean it. I don't even want to look at it. Chili, spinach dip and christmas cookies have all been created in there today and while it smells good, it is a fucking eyesore until I motivate to clean it all up.

I grab my beer, retreat to the Mac battlestation and look to see what's going on in the world. The Patriots are getting crushed. Fuck. Let's check music. Hype Machine, what's cracking? For whatever reason the trusty Hype Machine puts me on one of those time log pages, not the popular track page. I'm scrolling along and bump into a familiar name next to an unfamiliar track. I am intrigued and run down the rabbit hole to check out what Thepunkguy has to offer. He has the John-Omar Frusciante-Lopez madness I seek as well as a great tagline: "punk is the new blog." Love it.

I am sure that Frat told me about this at some point or another. As a matter of fact, I might have told him about it and then completely forgot about it. At any rate, Gold Standard Laboratories released their Special Twelve Singles Series in October of this year. On the CD are rarities from Xiu Xiu, Free Moral Agents, The Starlite Desperation, Kill Me Tomorrow, Alavaz Relxib Cirdec, and then two tracks from Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and John Frusciante. "0" is one of them and it might have just creeped into my Top Ten Songs of 2006.

It is great to listen to it and try and figure out which parts are John and which parts are Omar. There are a couple of really distinct moments (John's slow solo style creeps in at one point towards the end and Omar's off-balanced trademark approach is clearly visible throughout). For the most part it seems to be John on rhythm and Omar leading the way. Whatever it is, it is some of the most gorgeous guitar work I have heard all year.

MP3: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante - "0"


[Buy it at eMusic | Gold Standard Labs]

2 comments:

krist said...

hey thanks for the link/.
if you want the other song on that seven inch and the cedric one, let me know, ill email them to you/.
krist thepunkguy.com

Anonymous said...

hey, could you reload this to megaupload or something else, please?? yousendit expires a week after uploading.
thanks.