Top 5 Records: Rice Is Nice Records


Rice Is Nice Records is probably the closest thing that Australia has to royalty. They have allowed for us mere peasants to be granted access to the wonderful minds of Straight Arrows, The Laurels, Seekae, Donny Benet, SPOD, Richard In Your Mind, You Beauty, and so many more. The people will write songs about them one day, however, they probably won’t be as good as this one:

At a time when people thought John Butler Trio were a heaps decent band, and people seemed to not care about the local heroes as much as they do now, Rice Is Nice was there, pumping out classic record after classic record.

Julia ‘El Boss Dog’ Wilson is the operator of Rice is Nice, and a total champion. Besides being wonderful woman, and the introducee of many of everyone’s favourite bands, she knows how to throw a killer party. Last years’ Rice Is Nice Turns 5 celebrations were mental, and they’re going for ROUND 2. This Sunday, 18th of Jan, at The Vic in Marrickville, Rice is Nice is taking over, with sets from The Frowning Clouds, Summer Flake, Terrible Truths, Weak Boys and Darts. And it’s all FREE! Which means there’s more money to spend on booze. A hangover is definitely on the cards.

Fuck how great are puns? Anyway, before the abuse starts over my shitty jokes, I’ll allow Jules to talk about her favourite albums. Cya at the party!

Julia Wilson (Rice Is Nice Records) – Top 5 Records

TOP 5 Records, now this is a hard task. I am too indecisive / paranoid to commit to these things but here you go. I do love many more but these are always going to be awesome.

5. The Band – The Last Waltz

Move over Robbie. I love you Levon.

4. The Faces – Five Guys Walk Into A Bar

This is an awesome collection of The Faces songs and you all must get it. The Faces for life. I saw Rod play once hoping he would play Faces songs. I can’t remember if he did or not, because he totally distracted me with changing his shirt after every song. He had lime green satin, zebra print, pink, red, blue, orange, melon…man he had them all. OH YEAH. I just love this!

3. Ween – Chocolate & Cheese
It’s the first Ween record I bought and it has Freedom 76 on it, The HIV Song, Take Me Away and Don’t Shit Where You Eat ah fuck me this is a great record. I want to have kids so I can move to Woodstock and get Gene Ween to give them guitar lessons. I think that’s a good goal to have in life.
2. Mclusky – The Difference Between You And Me Is That I Am Not On Fire
I was going to call Rice Is Nice – Your Children Are Just Waiting For You To Die instead but I thought it might be too heavy, so I went with Ricey. They broke up Friday 7 January 2005 and on that day I wrote them an email saying something like, thanks for ruining my life, or something. Jesus. Umm…so as I was just writing all the stuff down bout this record I just realised I sound like a fucking crazy person so I’m just going to leave it here. This song still scares me –
1. Wilco – AM
I love Wilco. You can all fuck off, they are awesome and AM is fucking awesome. Ah fuck this is so good
This list is pretty much a Greville Records extravaganza. It’s what happens when you live on top of the best record store in the world.
– Julia Wilson

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