By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:34 pm Mon, Nov 23, 2009
Carbon/Silicon (a band fronted by The Clash's Mick Jones and Generation X's Tony James) has a new album called The Carbon Bubble. They are giving it away in the MP3 format on their site.
Carbon/Silicon's The Carbon Bubble album
Well, I’ve listen to the entire album plus the two bonus tracks and I thoroughly enjoyed them. There were a few songs I suspect will start to annoy me if I listen to them too much (“Don’t Taser Me Bro!”) but on the whole a pretty strong album.
I do think some of his songs could be a little shorter. “What’s Up Doc?” is about him asking his doctor if he was still in good enough shape to party and have sex, comes in close to six minutes. It’s a fun song (especially for those of us getting used to being middle aged) but it made its point two minutes before the end.
But, I can’t complain. I have spent money on far worse. I plead temporary insanity when I bought that Hootie and the Blowfish CD way back when.
@scifijazznik: you got that right. I listened to a few tracks, too. Wretched doesn’t begin to cover it.
And yes, I am a Clash and BAD fan. That stuff is lousy.
You mean the guys from Big Audio Dynamite and Sigue Sigue Sputnik have to give away their music for free? I can’t imagine why. I can only hope the music is better than the design work. Or at least better than anything on F-Punk.
Every time I see Cyrillic letters, I read them as Cyrillic letters. Every. Time. Backwards “R” is “ya”, backwards “N” is “iy”., “H” is “n”, etc.
This isn’t clever or artistic, it’s just annoying.
Damn… you beat me too it. What is “tne sarvoi bu**le”?
and I still don’t understand what a HLLF LIFE is :(
Wipe your tears fellers, the wahmbulance will be there for you soon.
Since there isn’t a link to download everything at once, I made the following one-liner to get all MP3s in one fell sweep:
for x in $(lynx –dump http://www.carbonsiliconinc.com/mp3.aspx | grep userfiles.*\.mp3 | sed ‘s/ [0-9][0-9]\. //’); do wget -c $x; done
You’ll need a *nix OS (Linux, MacOS etc.), plus lynx and wget. If you’re a console freak, you probably have both already. :-)
A Mozilla Plug called Download them all will let you download them all at once.
Just previewed a couple of tracks and, man, is that ever wretched.
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