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Neil Young's Classic "Human Highway" Film Finally Gets Reissue by Matt Bomarr

In 1982, Neil Young and Dean Stockwell made and starred in an oddball film about a small town located near a constantly-leaking nuclear power plant. The film also featured Dennis Hopper, Devo and Russ Tamblyn. It's a strange one, to say the least, and I've had a bootleg DVD copy of this for years. Turns out it's now getting a remastered proper release by Neil Young himself. Check out the trailer above.

Alien Trilogy - "Black Market Tubetop Salesman" by Matt Bomarr

Just got this submission today from Brooklyn synth/punk outfit Alien Trilogy. It was not just their truly awesome name that caught my attention, but their comparison to Chrome, who I was just listening to yesterday. These guys are high energy. I'm hoping to catch them live at some point, because I'm sure they put on an awesome show. You can download their free self-titled EP right here.

The Bomarr Blog Podcast #2 by Matt Bomarr

the bomarr blog podcast #2 (download) or subscribe in iTunes 

Here's the 2nd episode of the Bomarr Blog podcast. You can download directly above or subscribe to the podcast in the iTunes store. Tracklist below:

Really Really - Bonus Shots Siriusmo - Nights Off Morio Agata - Submarine Groundislava - Creeper Shit Landscape - Shake the West Awake SpaceArt - Love Machine BlankSpaces - Magic PaulMcCartney - Temporary Secretary Benito - Saturn Trips SuKramer - Magic Dance SmallBlack - Despicable Dogs (Washed Out remix) RobertPalmer - Johnnie and Mary AliceCooper - Clones Dakota - Fanning Devo - Time Out For Fun HumanLeague - Being Boiled

Devo - "What We Do" by Matt Bomarr

devo - "what we do" (stream-only) [audio http://www.divshare.com/direct/11127347-2f2.mp3]

Probably the best single to come out of this year's Record Store Day releases.  By the looks of things, the new Devo record coming out this year is going to be AMAZING.  I can't get enough of this track.  They're still just as quirky as they've always been, and they're still rocking their "Energy Domes," only now they're blue instead of red.  It's always great to see an older band continue to put out such quality music after all these years. buy

Polyrock - "Romantic Me" by Matt Bomarr


polyrock - "romantic me" (download)[audio http://www.divshare.com/direct/10421333-4b4.mp3]

I recently discovered these guys on the always awesome id Reverberations blog. Polyrock was formed in New York City in the late 70's and lasted until the early 80's. Their biggest clame to fame is that they were produced my legendary composer Philip Glass. Great synth-infused pop a la Talking Heads and Devo, although a bit more rock.

The Units - "High Pressure Days" by Matt Bomarr


the units - "high pressure days" (download)

Think The Minutemen meets Devo. This multimedia-loving San Francisco "synthpunk" band was known in the late 70's-early 80's for their crazy performances, often incorporating instructional films (before it was cliche) into their live sets, and performing in strange places (like in the front window of a San Francisco JC Penney). It was hard to pick a song of theirs to post. Their recently-released collection of songs History of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983 (released last year by Community Library) is jam packed full of hits that nobody seems to have ever heard. Rumor has it, there's a vinyl version of this coming out as well, which will be amazing to own. If you're into this stuff, please do yourself a favor and pick it up. It's really quite amazing. I wish bands like this were still around.

Freeland - "Do You" by Matt Bomarr

Adam Freeland records his solo music under his birth name. He records his "band" stuff as a 3-piece. "Cope" is the bands most recent release on Freelands' own Marine Parade label (home to Bomarr Blog favorites PANTy RAiD and Evil Nine). I've been enjoying a good chunk of this album lately, and I actually hadn't really heard anything about this new record until recently. After doing some research, I discovered that the record features lots of guitar parts from Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Twiggy Ramirez (ex-Marilyn Manson), Jerry Casalle of Devo, and even Tommy Lee on some drums (on the really amazing, epic, Sigur Ros-like track "Mancry", which you can check out over on his myspace page).