Click Here for the Altrok Home pageClick Here for the Rant ArchiveAltrok Radio: On the web and at WRSU-FM 88.7, New Brunswick, NJNY/NJ Area Shows That MatterAltrok Swag: T-Shirts, Mugs, Bags and (of course) Thongs.Viral Guerilla Marketing: Help Us Make Altrok Ubiquitous.A parade of items and links that enrich your Altrok Lifestyle.Send feedback to Altrok

Music Savaged By The Average Beast

Listen Now to Altrok Web Radio
(Or just look at what's playing.)

Subscribe to
Altrok's Discussion List
Powered by

for January 20, 2003

ALTROK Ordinals 44

Roddy Frame - Surf (Cooking Vinyl/spinART)
Jeff says: Best known as the leader of the early-to-mid 80's Scottish band Aztec Camera, Roddy quietly released his second solo record Surf late in 2002. Stripped down acoustic gems pretty much all the way through. Some of his strongest songwriting too. You may or may not remember Aztec Camera's "new wave-era" hits Oblivious, Walk Out To Winter, Good Morning Britain, and their great reworking of Van Halen's Jump, to name but a few. And this record will probably be overlooked by most, but you should do yourself a favor and seek it out. There are several tracks on this record that should impress. Small World, Over You, I Can't Start Now, Tough, and Turning The World Around is just a start; the same clever, Elvis Costello-like wordplay is still there. Tinges of country, soul, and (since it's an acoustic record sung by a guy with a British accent) reminiscent of Nick Drake.

(Ordinals appear by the courtesy of Jeff Raspe.)

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.


Today's NY/NJ Shows That Matter

Sunday, February 23, 2020
flor and Winnetka Bowling League at House Of Independents
Ari Hest at City Vineyard
America at bergenPAC, Englewood
A Will Away, America Part Two, Have A Good Season, Pollyanna and My Rising Fall at Brighton Bar
More NY/NJ Shows That Matter

ALTROK Ordinals

ALTROK recommends music once a week; here's our most recent choices. Most links will take you to a place where you can buy the music; if there's no link, and you own a record company, consider releasing it yourself...

A Place To Bury Strangers - It Is Nothing
The Boxer Rebellion - Semi-Automatic
The Cribs - Cheat On Me
Datarock - True Stories
Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome
HEALTH - Die Slow
Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls - Catching More Than We Miss
Julian Plenti - Games For Days
Los Campesinos - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future (Free download!)
Miike Snow - Black & Blue

Viral Guerilla Marketing Tools


ALTROK talks about music, but that job isn't done 'til you make it your own...

ALTROK is a member of the Associates Program.
Click here to buy there, and help support ALTROK in the process.


You've read the rants, you've listened to the streams...
ALTROK swag! click on the t-shirt to pick up the swag!

[Error Creating Counter File -- Click for more info]