Sunday, March 9, 2014

THE MALAKAS - Sorry Bout My Drinkin & Too Good to Be True & Unreleased Demo



" ... Just prior to deadline, I got the sad news that Malakas frontman and all around rock and roll motherfucker Cranford Nix died from that most rock of bitter ends, a heroin overdose. (...)
Although it wasn't completely unexpected- his demise was predicted as often as Johnny Thunders- that doesn't make it any less tragic. Cranford was one of the greatest rock and roll songwriters in America. Put on any of the Malakas albums and see for yourself. After you finish choking on the bitter sarcasm of his lyrics, you'll find hooks worthy of the Replacements in their prime, or John Easdale at his best. But he liked the drinking, and he liked the drugs, and he loved the notoriety that both brought him. I interviewed him last year, and it was such a blast, we agreed to do another interview later, for a chapter in my upcoming book on the perils of rock and roll decadence. We never got to do the second interview. I called him late in the year, and he was in good spirits, had just gotten out of jail, in fact, having served 6 months for the crime he describes in detail in our initial conversation. We agreed to talk again a week later, and I just never got around to it. Now ! I never will. It is a dubious honor indeed to present you with the final Cranford Nix interview, but I've got pay some kind of tribute to him. I've kept my original introduction intact, because, well, Cranford wasn't dead when we did the interview. He was alive as motherfucker, even sneering at the bony fingers of death pointing his way. Personally, I don't think that Cranford would've cared one way or the other about how you remember him, but I know I want to remember him as a loose lipped, grave cheating son of a bitch that was always five minutes ahead of everybody else. Wherever you are Cranford, I hope all the drinks are free." Sleazegrinder

Hello friends of the Dogs Space, I honestly can't recommend these 2 fine ROCK N ROLL albums enough. I was recently turned onto the Malakas/Cranford Nix via a friend Stephen Elliot. And honestly I cant stop playing this band. I have Listened to "Too Good To Be True" everyday after work for over a month. And this band just keeps getting better for me. I hope you guys get into and search out Cranford Nix on the web. Now its true the man has passed away. But he left us with a small body of work to enjoy.

So with that said if you love Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, Junkie Punk you will love this. Sit back and enjoy friends.

Nekro

Sorry Bout My Drinkin

01 Sorry Bout My Drinkin
02 Fadin Fast
03 Too Many Problems
04 I Need A Pill
05 My Girlfriends Dead
06 End Of Time
07 Cigarettes And Heroin
08 Pawnshop
09 Theresa
10 The Boardroom

Too Good to Be True

01 Wendy
02 All I Want for X-Mas
03 Met a Girl at N.A
04 Born to Lose
05 Suicide or Alcohol
06 20 Flight Rock
07 Fuck You Lorraine
08 Can't Find the Lord
09 I Want to Go Home
10 Satan Song

Unreleased Demo

01 Born To Run (cover)
02 I Don't Wanna Be With You
03 She's My Walking Rock & Roll

GET IT HERE

6 comments:

  1. This is seriously good stuff nekro, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Np bro, I got some great post planned for upcoming weekends as well.

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  4. Can you please upload this again? Its gone now. I just discovered Cranford this winter and want to collect as much of his discography as I can.

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    1. Henry, your request has been granted, new link is in post.

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  5. Just for the record you can download almost all his music for free on his website. http://www.cranfordnix.com/

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