the story of the iron sheik :: 'An Iranian impersonating an Arab dressed as a Turk, he was part pirate, part djinn, all man. The WWF that Vaziri joined was in the midst of reinventing itself under the leadership of Vince McMahon Jr, wrestling's very own Hugh Hefner. Where professional wrestling had generally involved a patchwork affair of small-time regional clubs, each with its own stars and champions, McMahon imagined wrestling as a form of "sports entertainment," with a nationwide audience. The typical WWF storyline was not unlike a soap opera, with its share of jealousies, domestic abuse, and torturously elaborate yet clumsily choreographed narratives. Through its scripted performances, professional wrestling evoked the circus, the variety show, and the high-camp musical at once.'
i'm with jay smooth, the term 'hipster rap' signifies little, so i don't know what to call this — i think "new cool" says it pretty well actually (h/t harry allen, who’s officially agnostic on the hipster question) :: also, this is the second time today that i've landed @ complex & i gotta say that i like the steelo w/ these mixtapes as both DLable and imeemable
the inescapable comparison btwn Chinese Democracy and 808s & Heartbreak has rockists, popists, and pop-rockists alike all aflutter :: here sñr reynolds weighs in wrt the foregrounded sound of tech in each, 'Most intriguingly, the records have something else in common: a sound that draws your attention to the technological artifice of recording. The difference is that "Chinese Democracy" is the victim of its means of production, whereas "808s & Heartbreak" turns the digital denaturing of sound into a positive aesthetic. Rose strives for majesty and produces a monstrosity, while West turns damaged sound into beauty.'
streaming and for DL, new ear candy c/o some of the best aestheticians of primitive accumulation in teh game (thx, john/gchat)
"How the RIAA is attempting to enforce exorbitant fines on one file sharer, and the efforts of one law professor to take them down. … David Weinberger interviews Charlie Nesson and Joel Tennenbaum about their lawsuit against the Recording Industry Association of America."
"collecting obscure & long forgotten 91-95 oldschool hardcore/jungle gems, live sets, and more" :: h/t droid
deep archive of classic pirate radio / rave tapes, ca. early 90s :: h/t droid
5 thoughts on “Iron Chic”
Wow, Cambridge Common has definitely never looked so fressshhh.
Who’s the Iranian in Videyogas supposed to be?
Supposed to be? Why, that’s none other than the Iron Sheik! See the first link of the batch above for some backstory.
ha! after about a minute into iron sheik’s theme song, it could almost be a distance track!
begging for a dubstep remix innit
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