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    Another batch from Lewdd's deep bootleg stash, as always, be advised that the sound quality on these may
    vary greatly......he archives all shows, as we've discussed before.....we're up to 1981 with the Clash now, likely some of these have a sameness to them......but it IS The Clash. We make allowances for some.

    BARCELONA 4/27/81-01 London Calling/02 Safe European Home/03 This is Radio Clash/04 Train In Vain/05 Washington Bullets/06 The Leader/07 Ivan Meets GI Joe/08 White Man In Hammersmith Palais/09 Clampdown/10 Guns of Brixton/11 Lightning Strikes/12 Corner Soul/13 Bankrobber/14 Somebody Got Murdered/15 Magnificent Seven/16 One More Time/17 Spanish Bombs/18 Brand New Cadillac/19 Street Parade/20 Charlie Don't Surf/21 Janie Jones/22 London's Burning/23 White Riot/24 Armagideon Time/25 Let's Go Crazy

    MOGADOR PARIS 9/26/81-01 Broadway/02 One More Time/03 This is Radio Clash/04 Know Your Rights/05 Guns of Brixton/06 Charlie Don't Surf/07 Magnificent Seven/08 Train In Vain/09 Ivan Meets GI Joe/10 Clash City Rockers/11 Koka Kola/12 Bankrobber/13 The Leader/14 Washington Bullets/15 Ghetto Defendant/16 Grafitti Rap/17 Should I Stay Or Should I Go/18 I Fought the Law/19 Clampdown/20 Somebody Got Murdered/21 London Calling/22 Police & Thieves/23 Safe European Home/24 Jimmy Jazz/25 Janie Jones/26 White Riot

    MOGADOR PARIS-UP AND AT EM-9/30/81-01 Somebody Got Murdered/02 This is Radio Clash/03 Know Your Rights/04 The Escapades of Futura 2000/05 Should I Stay Or Should I Go/06 Magnificent Seven/07 Ghetto Defendant/08 Overpowered By Funk/09 Inoculated City/10 Hit the Road Jack

    LYCEUM LONDON-10/21/81 DISC 1-01 Walk On/Air Raid Sirens/02  Broadway/03 One More Time/04 Know Your Rights/05 Guns of Brixton/06 Train In Vain/07 White Man In Hammersmith Palais/08  Magnificent Seven/09 Wrong Em Boyo/10 Clash City Rockers/11 Koka Kola/12 Ivan Meets GI Joe

    LYCEUM LONDON-10/21/81 DISC 2-01 Junco Partner/02 The Leader/03 I Fought the Law/04  Charlie
    Don't Surf/05 Somebody Got Murdered/06 London Calling/07 Clampdown/08 This is Radio Clash/09 Career Opportunities/10 Armagideon Time/11 Julie's In the Drug Squad/12 Stay Free/13  Safe European Home/14  Police & Thieves/15 Should I Stay Or Should I Go/16 Grafitti Rap (Futura 2000)/17 Janie Jones/18 Brand New Cadillac/19 London's Burning/20 Complete Control

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    Lewdd follows up his recent "Middle Finger" comp with a comp of tunes flipping the finger to American
    politics, always a move that few can argue with......this is a two disc creation, however, only one disc here as I can't locate a track list for the first disc......Lewdd, can you help out? If not, the second disc looks pretty damn good so we'll go ahead and post that one:

    01 Ramones - Bonzo Goes to Bitburg
    02 Chelsea - Right To Work
    03 Chelsea - War Across the Nation
    04 Sham 69 - If the Kids Are United
    05 The Clash - White Riot
    06 The Clash - Career Opportunities
    07 UK Subs - Warhead
    08 Angelic Upstarts - Two Million Voices
    09 Anti-Nowhere League - World War III
    10 Anti-Pasti - No Government
    11 The Adicts - Viva La Revolution
    12 Vice Squad - The Times They Are A Changin
    13 DOA - World War 3
    14 DOA - General Strike
    15 DOA - Class War
    16 DOA - Smash the State
    17 Black Flag - Rise Above
    18 Black Flag - I've Heard It Before
    19 Circle Jerks - Question Authority
    20 Descendents - Statue of Liberty
    21 Descendents - 'Merican
    22 Bad Religion - Let Them Eat War
    23 ALL - Politics
    24 Anti-Flag - You've Got To Die For the Government
    25 Lars Frederiksen - To Have And To Have Not
    26 NOFX - We Called It America
    27 NOFX - Murder the Government
    28 NOFX - The Separation of Church and Skate
    29 Pennywise - God Save the USA
    30 Pennywise - Fuck Authority
    31 Bats Out! - Fuck Your Politics

    Hopefully I can figure out the track listing for the other disc and get it to you tomorrow.....

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    (scott)-hey, this looks great, for the stoner fans (like ME).......just read below and see if these freebie
    bandcamp links are of use to for me certainly......I haven't DL'd any of this yet, but I am certain to in the next hour.....Studkid is WAY hip to what makes good, obscure stoner rock, and trust his judgement.....there is likely some great shit here, I'll just attach his email for you to read......Merry Christmas from Stidkid!

    Merry Christmas Scott and to all on this Blog.

    Here is a Christmas Gift from my favorite stoner blog: 

    2 compilations 

    1.    This is the first ever Heavy Planet compilation. It features 61 of the finest unsigned and independent Stoner Rock, Doom, Psychedelic and Sludge metal bands on the planet. Download it, share it, promote it, and most importantly, listen to it LOUD! Enjoy!

    released January 1, 2013  

    2.    Where'd the time go? Opening on blasts of smoke and fuzz, 2013 offered a fat stash of stoner rock stickiness, nowhere better captured than in Heavy Planet's basement. We sift through countless stems and seeds to share what we believe are the finest sonic buds you haven't heard. Sure, we wax and wince on Sabbath, Kyuss, Sleep, and Clutch as much as the next blog. But our bread and bud-butter is offering you, the tirelessly faithful, an avenue through which to find your new favorite band. 

    The release of Bong Hits from the Astral Basement: Volume I saw sixty-one vastly underappreciated artists reaching speakers on a scale that transcended language barriers and wet coughs. Since 2008, Heavy Planet has strived to be your go-to, crafting easy introductions between bands and listeners. With Volume I, our middlemen received a staggering, humbling response in terms of both submissions and downloads. As a new year briskly approaches and promising new sounds emerge from breezeways and 
    back alleys, we're stoked to offer a beefed-up Volume II. 

    Our repeat offenders are what keep this thing alive. Heavy Planet is proud to be part of a music scene boasting the heaviest purple-fiber jams and most absolutely loyal fans. These hand-picked nugs embody just a fraction of our gratitude to those of you who keep coming back and never fail in spreading the good word. Clear a spot on the couch and strap on some headphones. Here's to you,comrade. 

    Thank you, 

    Heavy Planet
    released January 1, 2014   

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    See yesterday's post, I didn't post this (technically, the FIRST disc, although I doubt it matters) as Lewdd
    forgot to send a tracklist with it, I have it now (see below) but I want to say a thing or two about this disc....first of all, Naked old fave of mine, gotta soon dig out their stuff and do the full post on them I've always meant to get too.....this also contains one of my VERY fave punk anthems, Fear's "Let's Have a War (So You Can All Die)".....certainly to the point, no? LOTS of great tracks here, and conceptually works great, as does the previous disc.....thanks for all you do, Lewdd, Merry Christmas to you and yours.....

    00 Naked Raygun - Peacemaker (intro)

    01 RazorCut - Fighting Spirit
    02 D.O.A. - Fucked Up Donald
    03 D.O.A. - Not Gonna Take Your Crap No More
    04 The Murderburgers - Moron
    05 Lion's Law - I Don't Give a Damn
    06 Stiff Little Fingers - Liar's Club
    07 Last Resort - Fuck 'Em All
    08 Menace - So Fuck You
    09 Last Rough Cause - Politics & Religion
    10 Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine - Barackstar O'Bummer
    11 Report Suspicious Activity - Subtle
    12 Rise Against - State of the Union
    13 Supervillains - Political Porn
    14 Surrounded By Thieves - Red White
    15 Surrounded By Thieves - Riot
    16 Old Firm Casuals - Red White & Blue
    17 Squared Off - I Didn't Vote for Them
    18 Old Firm Casuals - This Means War
    19 Angry Samoans - You Stupid Asshole
    20 Avengers - The American in Me
    21 Bad Religion - Fuck Armageddon...This Is Hell
    22 Dead Kennedys - When Ya Get Drafted
    23 Descendents - Sad State of Affairs
    24 Dicks - I Hope You Get Drafted
    25 Fear - Let's Have a War
    26 Fear - Bomb the Russians
    27 Kraut - Doomed Youth
    28 Naked Raygun - Only in America
    29 Naked Raygun - New Dreams
    30 Red Rockers - Guns of Revolution
    31 Red Rockers - Condition Red
    32 Red Rockers - Voice of America
    33 Social Distortion - 1945
    34 TSOL - Fuck You Tough Guy
    35 TSOL - Abolish Government / Silent Majority
    36 Youth Brigade - Fight to Unite

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    (scott) Lewdd works overtime to bring us yet another punk project, I have not listened yet, but this is a fab's a complex concept, so I will let him explain it, but it sounds like a great collection.....would be GREAT if more of you fine folks created similar projects, even repeated THIS one with YOUR fave tracks....anyways, this should be great, and again thanks to Lewdd.....he's been a submission monster of late, trust me, as I have a bunch more stuff he's sent me, waiting for the right time to post them, including concert boots from Buddy Guy, and from The Specials......look for those efforts soon, as well as a recreation of the Sex Pistols 1977 (40th anniversary) tour, you'll have to wait and see on that one!

    (Lewdd)-I took the list of albums that the magazine Vive Le Rock published and picked my favorite song from each album.  In several cases, it probably was not the song that was the most popular.  I know you like New Wave type bands so figured you may like this.  I would say that I had never listened to a large portion of this list before this weekend.  There is some good stuff on some of these albums.  On some, I struggled to pick one song to put on here, but had been set in my mind that I had to pick one from every album on the list.  Post this if you so desire.  Track listings for each CD mix are included as is the list of the 50 albums.

    Vive Le Rock 50 Greatest New Wave Albums (Disc 1)
    01 The Modern Lovers - I Wanna Sleep in Your Arms
    02 Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Blackmail Man
    03 Mink DeVille - Gunslinger
    04 Boomtown Rats - Lookin' After No. 1
    05 Plastic Bertrand - Pogo Pogo
    06 Ultravox - RockWrok
    07 The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
    08 The Flys - Can I Crash Here?
    09 Lene Lovich - I Think We're Alone Now
    10 The Cars - Just What I Needed
    11 The Police - Next to You
    12 Nick Lowe - So It Goes
    13 Devo - Uncontrollable Urge

    14 Tom Robinson Band - Up Against the Wall
    15 Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
    16 Blondie - Parallel Lines
    17 Motors - You Beat the Hell Outta Me
    18 The Rich Kids - Young Girls
    19 The B-52's - 6060-842
    20 The Yachts - Easy to Please
    21 The Knack - Good Girls Don't
    22 Joe Jackson - I'm the Man
    23 The Motels - Kix
    24 Undertones - Male Model
    25 The Flying Lizards - Money (That's What I Want)
    26 XTC - Outside World
    Vive Le Rock 50 Greatest New Wave Albums (Disc 2)
    01 Squeeze - Slightly Drunk
    02 Skids - Sweet Suburbia
    03 The Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys
    04 Doll By Doll - Gypsy Blood
    05 Elvis Costello and the Attractions - What's So Funny Bout Peace Love and Understanding
    06 Tubeway Army - You Are in My Vision
    07 Photos - All I Want
    08 Graham Parker and the Rumour - Endless Night
    09 Iggy Pop - Soldier
    10 Monochrome Set - Love Goes Down the Drain
    11 MoDettes - Norman (He's No Rebel)
    12 Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
    13 Icehouse - Skin
    14 The Piranhas - Tension
    15 The Vapors - Trains
    16 Distractions - Waiting for Lorraine
    17 Romantics - What I Like About You
    18 Revillos - Yeah Yeah
    19 Bow Wow Wow - (I'm A) TV Savage
    20 The Go-Go's - Can't Stop the World
    21 Altered Images - Happy Birthday
    22 Holly and the Italians - I Wanna Go Home
    23 The db's - I'm in Love
    24 Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

    Here is the list of the 50 albums that were used to create this comp:

    01 Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
    02 Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo (1978)
    03 Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces (1979)
    04 The Police - Outlandos D’Amour (1978)
    05 The Only Ones - The Only Ones (1978)
    06 The Romantics - The Romantics (1980)
    07 The Go-Go’s - Beauty and The Beat (1981)
    08 Tubeway Army - Replicas (1979)
    09 Ultravox! - Ha!-Ha!-Ha! (1977)
    10 Graham Parker & the Rumour - The Up Escalator (1980)
    11 The Cars - The Cars (1978)
    12 Holly and the Italians - The Right To Be Italian (1981)
    13 The Photos - The Photos (1980)
    14 Lene Lovich - Stateless (1978)
    15 Doll By Doll - Gypsy Blood (1979)
    16 Skids - Scared To Dance (1979)
    17 XTC - Drums and Wires (1979)
    18 Mink Deville - Cabretta (1977)
    19 The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers (1976)
    20 Icehouse - Icehouse (1980)
    21 The Undertones - The Undertones (1979)
    22 Plastic Bertrand - Ani (1977)
    23 The Revillos - Rev Up (1980)
    24 The Motors - Approved By The Motors (1978)
    25 Iggy Pop - Soldier (1980)
    26 Boomtown Rats - Boomtown Rats (1977)
    27 The Flys - Love and a Molotov Cocktail (1978)
    28 The Vapors - New Clear Days (1980)
    29 Talking Heads - Remain in Light (1980)
    30 The Knack - Get the Knack (1979)
    31 Monochrome Set - Strange Boutique (1980)
    32 The Pretenders - Pretenders (1979)
    33 Rich Kids - Ghosts of Princes in Towers (1978)
    34 Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool (1978)
    35 Tom Robinson Band - Power in the Darkness (1978)
    36 Mo-Dettes - The Story So Far (1980)
    37 B-52’s - B-52’s (1979)
    38 Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle…(1981)
    39 Joe Jackson - I’m the Man (1979)
    40 The Motels - Motels (1979)
    41 Wall of Voodoo - Call of the West (1982)
    42 Squeeze - Cool for Cats (1979)
    43 The Distractions - Nobody’s Perfect (1980)
    44 The Flying Lizards - The Flying Lizards (1979)
    45 Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric (1978)
    46 The Piranhas - The Piranhas (1980)
    47 Altered Images - Happy Birthday (1981)
    48 The DB’s - Stands for Decibels (1981)
    49 Ian Dury and the Blockheads - New Boots and Panties (1977)
    50 The Yachts - The Yachts (1979)

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  • 12/23/16--12:55: Another holiday submission
  • (scott)-I can't imagine what this sounds like (haven't listened yet), but in my sadistic state of mind, I have to do this, and, hell, maybe it's good.....Billy Idol, of all people, released this "Happy Holidays" collection on 2006...I must have missed this one, that's all I can say, but this was submitted by John N, for which I thank him, and, hell, like I said, maybe it's great......also, unless anyone has a last-minute Christmas comp to send me (that would be great), I think this is the last of the Christmas stuff I have for ya this year......but for now, groove to Billy Idol (can't stop laughing, to be honest) sing "Frosty the Snowman" and other takes some strange twists at time.....

    1. "Frosty The Snowman"– 2:28 (Walter "Jack" Rollins, Steve Nelson)
    2. "Silver Bells"– 2:43 (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
    3. "Happy Holiday"– 2:04
    4. "Merry Christmas Baby"– 4:09 (Johnny Moore; Lou Baxter)
    5. "White Christmas"– 2:34 (Irving Berlin)
    6. "Here Comes Santa Claus"– 2:02 (Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman)
    7. "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen"– 2:58 (Traditional)
    8. "Santa Claus Is Back In Town"– 3:22 (Jerry LeiberMike Stoller)
    9. "Let It Snow"– 2:29 (Sammy CahnJule Styne)
    10. "Winter Wonderland"– 2:21 (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith)
    11. "Run Rudolph Run"– 3:03 (Johnny Marks, Marvin Brodie)
    12. "Blue Christmas"– 2:28 (Bill Hayes; Jay Johnson)
    13. "Jingle Bell Rock"– 2:04 (Jim Boothe; Joe Beal)
    14. "Christmas Love"– 4:01
    15. "O Christmas Tree"– 4:33 (Melchior Franck)
    16. "Silent Night"– 2:19 (Franz Xaver GruberJoseph Mohr)
    17. "Auld Lang Syne"– 1:21 (Robert Burns)[1]

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  • 12/24/16--15:06: Torche
  • Was looking around for something else and happened up on this, 2012's "Harmonicraft" from Torche.....Torche being a fairly accomplished Miami Florida stoner rock crew.......they've released a handful of other albums, but I think this is the only one I have heard before....This is album #3 from the guys, best as I can determine, and pretty decent stoner rock, with some mainline-metal leanings.....Torche are guitarists/vocalists Steve Brooks and Andrew Elstner, John Nunez on bass, synth, guitar, and drummer Rick Smith......all the songs go hard, even a couple of maybe unnecessary instrumentals (you know how instrumental stoner rock can be).......however, the speedy "Walk It Off" and maybe the album's best track, the somewhat sludgy "Reverse Inverted", among others, show that these guys can play with the big boys.......
    As you know I love my stoner classic, but yet another that fellow lovers of the genre might sample.

    1. "Letting Go"– 2:03
    2. "Kicking"– 2:35
    3. "Walk it Off"– 1:25
    4. "Reverse Inverted"– 3:50
    5. "In Pieces"– 3:09
    6. "Snakes Are Charmed"– 3:14
    7. "Sky Trials"– 1:18
    8. "Roaming"– 3:20
    9. "Skin Moth"– 3:18
    10. "Kiss Me Dudely"– 1:48
    11. "Solitary Traveler"– 2:48
    12. "Harmonicraft"– 3:15
    13. "Looking On"– 6:40

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  • 12/24/16--15:24: Nina Rock
  • OK, I know not a thing about this bunch, not a clue.....I surmise they are Japanese as their song titles are all replicated in that language, but other than that, they don't really turn up on the internet, unless YOU can tell me something about them.....but when did a little lack of knowledge ever stop me?  This is a five track demo, sent to me a while back by a long ago forgotten submitter (If it was you step forward and take credit)......there is some fair riff-rock here, a blend of English and Japanese vocals......listenable for certain, and I'd like more info if anyone has any to share.......otherwise, this short CD is all I know of this band.

    DEMO-01 (Japanese characters that my computer won't replicate)/02 Kick out Rock/03 Royal Works Mix (perhaps the best thing here)/04 Kick Out Rock (Instrumental, it SAYS, but I sure hear vocals)/05 ( Same as track #1, also allegedly an instrumental version, sure do hear vocals on there, too, so whatever)......hey impress your friends with your knowledge of unknown rock bands!

    I dunno if the logo I used for a picture here has ANYTHING to do with the band in question here.....I'll just assume it DOES for the purposes of putting SOMETHING up there.

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    I had to go back and check, last time we posted Free Kitten (during the period of Sonic Youth domination
    of the blog!), I did NOT post either the EP "Punks Suing Punks", nor the full length "Inherit"....if you liked the other Free Kitten stuff, this will work for you, if you hated it, well, frankly, it pretty much sounds like the other albums.....hey don't be a "hater" as the less-than-MENSA-level children say......I happen to like Free Kitten, so when I discovered that I had a couple of albums I had not shared, I jumped to attention......really, you'll like these, provided you like Free Kitten......otherwise, well........

    PUNKS SUING PUNKS-01 Kitten Bossanova/02 Punk Vs Punk/03 Coco's Theme

    INHERIT-04 Erected Girl/05 Surf's Up/06 Seasick/07 Free Kitten on the Mountain/08 Roughshod/09 Help Me/10 The Poet/11 Billboard/12 Bananas/13 Monster Eye/14 Sway

    Hope ya like these, Merry Christmas to all who venture here, for whatever reason. Even Dan.

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  • 12/24/16--16:02: Every Mothers Son
  • This is a John N donation and a pretty good one, this is a pretty much forgotten (at least by ME) band, the
    band is best known for their 1967 release, "Come on Down to My Boat"....they also released two full length LP's in their day, both of which are included on this single compilation. Good 60's pop/light psych, you might find this one worth your while.....thanks John N

    COME ON DOWN-THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS-01 Come On Down To My Boat/02 I Won't/03 For Brandy/04 Didn't She Lie/05 What Became of Mary/06 Ain't It a Drag/07 Allison Dozer/08 I Believe In You/09 Ain't No Use/10 Sittin Here/11 Come On Queenie/12 Rainflowers/13 Another Day Another Song/14 Dolls In the Clock/15 I May Be Right/16 Only Child/17 I'd Rather Be Right Than Wrong/18 Sally/19 Pony With the Golden Mane/20 The Proper Four Leaf Clover/21 Put Your Mind at Ease/22 Larry's Birthday/23 No One Knows (mono 45 Version)

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    (scott)-Well, I haven't heard from MD in a little bit, he's always had a good stash of live recordings, and
    today is no exception......with the way things have been around here of late with links disappearing as soon as I post them (unsure who is behind that).....SO, this band is big-time enough that I don't want to name them hoping to save the post/link for as long as possible.....BUT like I've told you fine folks before, when I say get this one or that one quickly, I have a REASON for saying I have to play THESE games.....ok, this band is one of the greats, a UK effort, been around a LOOOOONG time, the leader impregnated Chrissie Hynde, automatically making him my idol, if you can't figure it out, sorry, you may have to try all day and all of the night to figure it out. Still haven't figured it? Well, you really got me........anyway this is a fab show from  New Years Eve 1980......they seem to be in fine form, as they generally were on stage, so thanks to MD Milner.... and kids, while the heat is on, if this interests you, please act quickly.

    Don't say I didn't warn ya, hopefully some of this nonsense will blow over soon, until then, I will advise you if acting quickly is your best option. In this case, yes......yes it is.

    Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, as it is now Christmas in MY time zone......and here I sit, typing on the blog......I know,I know, but my girl is at work, my son is out with one of his chicks, and I had to complete my weekly unemployment claim, so I might as well add a post or two to the blog.

    As you know, I love doing this blog, I love all the great submissions I receive from others (such as THIS one).....going through a weird time right now, but we'll get it figured out. Main thing, if I say act quickly, and you don't, there isn't a thing I can do to help you. Sorry, but act quickly if you can.....I'm working on another solution to this "problem", but give me a few days........

    NEW YEARS EVE 1980-01 Talk/02 You Really Got Me/03 The Hard Way/04 Where Have All the Good
    Times Gone-Tired of Waiting For You/05 Catch me Now I'm Falling/06 Bird Dog/07 NTC Blues/08 Lola/09 Dead End Day/10 Til the End of the Day/11 Low Budget/12 Talk/13 Imagination's Real/14 Nothing More to Lose/15 I'm Not Like Everyone Else-Come on Now/16 You Really Got Me/17 Give the People What They Want/18 A Gallon of Gas/19 Celluloid Heroes/20 All Day And All of the Night/21 Talk/22 Talk/23 Superman/24 Talk

    Don't think I'd heard this one, it's a good and energetic set for certain. And, no, it's NOT Van Halen!

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    From John N comes this most interesting compiltion of music from California's 1980's Warfrat
    Records.....lot of fine material on this one, tracks from Gun Club, The Last, Rain Parade, and plenty more......let's make it easy (on ME) by simply pasting the attached description:

    The original Warfrat Tales was a compilation of LA bands of the 1980's who had recorded at Lyceum Sound with Vitus Matare (the Last, Trotsky Icepick). This 2005 re-release contains all the original material plus additional 13 tracks/bands that weren't included the first time around.

    At the dawn of the eighties, the L.A. underground music scene was comprised of a heady mix of bands and styles that included punk, post-punk, cow-punk, neo-psych, power-pop, jangle-pop, rockabilly, and everything in between. In addition to its quite unprecedented musical diversity, what also set this underground scene apart from others before it and those since was the genre-defying camaraderie between the various bands involved. As such, it was not unusual to see someone like Chris D. of The Flesh Eaters- ferocious purveyors of an exceedingly dark blues-punk hybrid that made them legends among the hardcore crowd- befriend and support a band such as The Dream Syndicate, who were in the process of spearheading a psych-revival that would come to be known as the Paisley Underground. Many of these relationships were forged through shared ties with the indie record labels that mushroomed in and around the scene whose rosters often reflected the amazing variety of the L.A. underground itself, a phenomenon that helped give rise to the era of the indie compilation as the best way to promote the music. A storied example of this was Warfrat Records, a tiny artist-run label, whose recordings were made in a (literally) makeshift studio called Lyceum Sound, which was actually a sound-proofed two-car garage (we're talking egg-cartons on the walls here) that had been rented out by members of The Last as a rehearsal space. The "studio" was originally conceived as a much preferred return to sonic austerity for The Last after having had their sound subjected to the sterilizing effects of the professional recording process on their debut LP,L.A. Explosion!  Eventually, Lyceum Sound played host to bands such as The Gun Club, Rain Parade, The Long Ryders and Savage Republic to name but a few, all of whom engaged in something like recorded rehearsals. As The Last's manager Gary Stewart remembers, the WarfRat record label was born out of necessity: "I didn't so much dream up the WarfRat label as I was forced to start it, as a way of releasing a single [...] that was getting some airplay on Rodney Bingenheimer's Sunday night radio show." The compilation WarfRat Tales was intended as a way to promote many of the bands who regularly passed through Lyceum Sound as well as to pay off some bills (according to Stewart, the album accomplished only one of these objectives). The album itself is one of the better comps to emanate from the L.A. underground, and has the added advantage of being primarily comprised of unique "demo" performances that are often superior to the more polished versions available The Rocky Horror Picture Showfronting The Doors, sets the tone for this consistently great and intensely moody set of songs. Another highlight is "Stop the Clock" by the Earwigs, a strange mash-up of punk, ska and early new-wave that functions as a tension-filled time-capsule of cold war paranoia. WarfRat Tales also features some wonderfully scruffy cuts from Paisley Underground mainstays Rain Parade, including a stunning rendition of "This Can't Be Today," later re-recorded for their debut LP, Emergency Third Rail Power Trip. Perhaps the most essential track is "Creeping Coastlines of Light" by The Leaving Trains, a twangy, moody, transcendent slow-burner that is the equal of anything recorded by the scene's more well-known "roots" bands such as The Long Ryders and True West. WarfRat Tales is worth revisting because it offers a significant glimpse into an amazingly vibrant music scene long since gone; however, what makes it truly distinctive is the way its austerely-recorded tracks capture the passion and camaraderie that made the L.A. underground what it was.
    elsewhere. The opener, "Try to Rise," a creepy, campy psychedelic rocker by The Last that sounds a bit like Frankenfurter of 

    1. The Last- Try to Rise  (2:57)
     2. The Leaving Trains- Leaving Train  (3:07)

     3. 100 Flowers- 100 Flowers  (1:08)
     4. Earwigs- Stop the Clock  (2:04)

     5. Wednesday Week- Boy You Got Me Good  (3:32)

     6. Rain Parade- I Look Around  (3:00)

     7. The Question?- Brand New World  (2:52)

     8. The Point- Pothead  (5:04)

     9. To Damascus- Night Surfing  (1:51)

    10. The Last- Anything That's Out There  (2:36)

    11. Urinals- I'm Like You  (0:49)

    12. The Gun Club- Watermelon Man  (3:18)

    13. Rain Parade- Look Both Ways  (3:24)

    14. The Up & Out- I'm Learning  (3:24)

    15. Hector & The Clockwatchers- Octavia  (3:43)

    16. The Gun Club- Fire of Love  (1:55)

    17. The Question?- One More Time  (2:54)

    18. The Up & Out- Gruelled Again  (2:57)

    19. Urinals- Scholastic Aptitude  (1:24)

    20. Earwigs- Automatic Reverse  (2:16)

    21. To Damascus- And Leave and Leave Me  (2:27)

    22. 100 Flowers- From the Fire  (2:20)

    23. The Question?- Shall Be Love  (3:35)

    24. Rain Parade- This Can't Be Today  (4:14)

    25. Wednesday Week- Anyone Like Me  (2:16)

    26. Hector & The Clockwatchers- Mishap at Greebsley's  (2:47)

    27. The Leaving Trains- Creeping Coastline of Lights  (3:12)

    28. The Last- Brand New Drug  (3:39)

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    (scott) Thanks a ton to John N for sending us this one, I likely have a copy somewhere in the clusterfuck that
    is my CD stash, so I will, rather, simply be delighted to locate this copy......There is an excellent description of the procedings here, which I will simply attach......I remember this one, it's an album that is both most interesting as well as GOOD!
    2016 marks the 40th anniversary of The Man Who Fell to Earth, director Nicolas Roeg's trippy cult classic starring the late David Bowie as the stranded alien Newton.  Prior to his untimely death earlier this year, Bowie revisited Newton and the milieu of the film in his only musical theatre piece, Lazarus.  With the musical about to open in London, StudioCanal is revisiting the original film in a new four-disc Blu-ray box set due in the United Kingdom on October 24.  (No U.S. plans for the set have been revealed yet.)  Prior to that, on September 9, Universal Music Catalogue (UMC) will premiere the soundtrack ofThe Man Who Fell to Earth on 2 CDs.  A 2-LP version (with fewer tracks) and a CD/LP deluxe box will arrive on November 18 from the label.

    While David Bowie didn't contribute any music to the film, the soundtrack features the work of John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas fame (who composed specifically for the film), and Stomu Yamash'ta.  (Just yesterday, The Second Disc broke the news of the upcoming, rarities-packed Ultimate Anthology for Phillips' legendary band.)  This is the first audio release of the music.  Though an album was promised on Bowie's then-label RCA in 1976, it never materialized for a variety of reasons.  That story is explored in the 48-page hardcover book that accompanies the deluxe 2-CD release.  Paolo Hewitt and film editor Graeme Clifford provide the liner notes.

    CD 1
    1. Poker Dice by Stomu Yamash'ta
    2. Blueberry Hill (Single Version) by Gordon Jenkins Orchestra And Choir and Louis Armstrong
    3. Jazz II by John Phillips
    4. The Planets, Op. 32 Venus, The Bringer Of Peace by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and George Hurst
    5. Boys From The South by John Phillips
    6. 33 1/3 by Stomu Yamash'ta
    7. Rhumba Boogie by John Phillips
    8. Try To Remember by The The Kingston Trio
    9. Mandala by Stomu Yamash'ta
    10. America by John Phillips
    11. Wind Words by Stomu Yamash'ta
    12. Jazz by John Phillips
    CD 2
    1. One Way by Stomu Yamash'ta 
    2. Space Capsule by John Phillips
    3. Bluegrass Breakdown by John Phillips
    4. Desert Shack by John Phillips
    5. Memory Of Hiroshima by Stomu Yamash'ta
    6. Window by John Phillips
    7. Alberto by John Phillips
    8. The Planets, Op. 32 Mars, The Bringer Of War (Excerpt) by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and George Hurst
    9. Liar, Liar by John Phillips
    10. Hello Mary Lou by John Phillips
    11. Silent Night by Queen's Hall Light Orchestra & Robert Farnon
    12. Love Is Coming Back by Genevieve Waite and John Phillips
    13. The Man Who Fell To Earth (Demo) by John Phillips

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  • 12/24/16--23:50: Yu Feng
  • Okay, give a guy some credit......I found this CD in a stack I was going through, labeled as Yu Feng-"Yue Yu Sheng Shou" clue where it came from, how long it's been here, who gave it to me.......also as fuzzy are details about the band, coz I can't find ANY......I'm gonna assume they are from China (I THINK that is Chinese, I am unsure).......listening to the album, well, it's worth a listen, some kind of amaturish, sloppy, sludgy rock, english vocals, and an overall tone of perhaps some NIN/Ministry type cynycism......but I may have it all wrong........give it a listen, see what ya think, and ANYONE with information about this CD (maybe YOU sent it to me?) please come forward so we at least have a clue as to what we are hearing here.

    YUE YU SHENG SHOU-01 Yi Cuo Bu Neng Zai Cuo/02 You Gou/03 Gan Qing De Zhai/04 Yuan yang Jiang Yue Ye/05 Wan E Yin Wei Shou

    Hell for all I know the thing could be mislabeled, certainly doesn't sound chinese to these ears, but for now let's go with that, until someone clears it up (and someone WILL).....btw I have no clue as to who that is in the picture either, hey I took a shot.

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  • 12/25/16--00:04: ill
  • Ever heard of Ill? from the Atlanta area, they've done some worthwhile stuff, all I happen to have is 2012's "Gotten Gains"......I'll let their bandcamp describe them, but I really do enjoy this one, hard riff-rocking and soulful vocals......I think they'd be, perhaps, worthy of further investigation if any of my friends in the Atlanta area would be able to help out.......took me a bit by surprise how good this one is.

     ILL is an Atlanta-based three-piece rock band and “Gotten Gains” is their second full-length album. The band describe their sound as: “Big blues riffs done with a punk attitude and very much rooted in soul. To us, the lines of classification between Ray Charles and Black Sabbath are very blurry”. With these wordsRINGING in the back of my mind I started listening to their latest record.

    Despite sharing the same blues roots, I do hear a significantDIFFERENCEbetween Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman” and any given Black Sabbath song, but it does signify that the gents in ILL have a broad taste in music. That’s a very good thing in myBOOK. The first two songs on the the album, “One Time” and “A” high octane rockers that can rival with any Queens Of The Stone Age orMonster Magnet hit. “There Are Worse Things Than Being Alone” has this classy Rolling Stones vibe about it and the creepy “Christine” features some unlikely nods to Prince. Fortunately without his trademark stickiness though. This is just a small taste of what “Gotten Gains” has to offer.
    “Bitch” and “Pearls” are two brilliant songs whichPUT The Artic Monkeysand The Kaiser Chiefs to shame. “Castration” is just catchy as hell and would havePUT a smile on Ray Charles’ face if he still would be among the living. These gents aren’t afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves, nonetheless they managed to put their own signature stamp on it. This, together with their uncanny songwriting abilities make “Gotten Gains” a very memorable listening experience.
    “Gotten Gains” by ILL is a very rewarding effort that ticks all the right boxes in the blues, rock and soul categories. Well-written songs with catchy hooks make this album a true winner. I wouldn’t be surprised if “Gotten Gains” end up in my year list. This is one hell of a record!

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  • 12/26/16--12:05: Fight the (Alleged) Power
  • OK, let's discuss the future of this I am certain you are aware, my links are disappearing nearly as
    soon as I can post them. This has been going on for a little while now, since the "Eton crop/Dan" incident. Now, PERSONALLY, I wouldn't know how to go about deleting someone else's link, no clue, I remember once ChrisGoes had the same problem.....So, WHY would someone delete links from artists as diverse as Iggy Pop, The Bangles, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Idol, and scores more? No DMCA complaint has been registered on my site, not since the Eton thing, and, in general, when that has happened in the past, Blogger reverts the post to "draft" status, end of story.......this is different. I gather someone elese has a method of doing it (If any of you can tell me how one would do this I'd be interested, JUST interested, I wouldn't EVER do it to they wish to make me quite what I do? Perhaps. Do they know me well? No.

    Ok, here is the NEW method that will be in use for a while......I am going to continue to post the great music you love, old and new, comps and rarities, everything you are used to here. here is going to be the difference. NO LINKS on the site. You will need to email me at and request the links you want, it will be easy, I will number each link, so you can say, "Scott, i WANT LINKS 1, 2, 3, AND 4 FROM DECEMBER 26.....something like that. when you do so, I will issue you a password. use the password anytime you email me, so I know you are legit, and I will send you all the links you want to your provided email. Just keep your password in mind. I do not WISH TO STOP THE BLOG, OR MAKE IT PRIVTE......I think I am smart enough and persistent enough, and present good enough music for you, that this TINY extra bit of trouble (password, request links) shouldn't be too much trouble (I hope)....I'm going to try to locate something other than zippy, perhaps, but I suspect that isn't the problem........I think some tool/loser with little else to do thinks "hey I'm REALLY helping Billy Idol make more money here! He will LOVE me!".......well, likely not, but you are causing issues for the REAL music lover that are
    here.....because whomever you are, who are fucking with my links, are no music lover, nor are you even a man, as I have offered MANY times to discuss what your issue is, and I hear silence. I have actually left my personal phone number here (I Will again; 937 206 9022), but I suspect little......just a little boy, playing and making trouble......

    Anyway, I'm posting today, with Part 19 of the Garage Fuzz series......this will be an experiment, if you want it, email me, request the link number......I will send you a link ALONG WITH A PASSWORD for you to use on future links. I'm working, constantly, on making this better, easier, but I WILL NOT give it up over some loser with nothing better to do. Just bear with me, follow these instructions for a while, and we'll see what goes down.

    As for that, hope you had a wonderful Christmas......look forward to 2017 cause I got a TON of music that I wanna share with ya!  See ya then, just CAREFULLY read the instructions!

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    We have another batch of Garage Fuzz stuff again today, featuring the letter "T"......lotsa good stuff, this is a
    40+ track collection, good stuff here as you know if you have been following.....NOW, read the PREVIOUS post "Fight the Alleged Power", and see what you need to do. I'm working on it, making it better, but for now, let's try it this way.......any suggestions that you may have to fight the blog enemies will be welcome.

    VOLUME 19-TC ATLANTIC-Faces/02 TASMANIANS-Baby/03 TEARS-People Through My Glasses/04 TEDDY & HIS PATCHES-Suzy Creamcheese/05 TEMPOS-All I Really Want/06 TERRY KNIGHT & THE PACK-How Much More/07 TERRY KNIGHT & THE PACK-Numbers/08 THACKERY ROCK-Bawling/09 THEE MIDNIGHTERS-Never Knew I had It So Bad/10 THEIR EMINENCE-Mary Had a Little Lamb/11 THEZE VIZITORS-Reacher Teacher/12 THINGIES-Mass Confusion/13 THINGS TO COME-I'm Not Talkin/14 THIRD BARDO-I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time/15 THOMAS A EDISON ELECTRIC BAND-The Name of the Game/16 THORNS-I Want You/17 THORS HAMMER- Better Days/18 THORS HAMMER-My Life/19 THYME-Somehow/20 TIARAS-Sticks and Stones/21 TILLS-One Sided Love/22 TOM DAE TURNED ON-I Shall Walk/23 TOMBSTONES-I Want You/24 TOMMY JETT-Groovy Little Trip/25 TOMMY THOMPSON & CHAPTER 17-Beggarman/26 TONTO

    & THE RENEGADES-Little Boy Blue/27 TONY & THE VIZITORS-Saturdays Son/28 TONY COLE-Beat It!/29 TRACERS-She Said Yes/30 TRACKERS-You Are My World/31 TRAITS-High On a Cloud/32 TREEZ-Live to Me Before/33 TREMORS-Wondering Why/34 TRIUMPHS-Lovin' Cup/35 TROLLS-I Don't Recall/36 TROLLS-That's The Way Love Is/37 TROPICS-As Time's Gone/38 TROPICS-This Must Be the Place/39 TROYES-Rainbow Chaser/40 TRYCERZ-It's Gonna Change/41 TWAS BRILLIG-Dirty Old Man/42 TWELFTH NIGHT-Grim Reaper/43 TWENTIETH CENTURY ZOO-You Don't Remember/44 TWILIGHTERS-Nothing Can Bring Me Down/45 TWILIGHTERS-Nothing Can Bring Me Down/46 TWILIGHTS-Baby Let Me Take You Home/47 TYDE-Lost/48 TYDE-Psychelic Pill

    OK, if you want this one, look to the comments section for new instructions

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  • 12/27/16--16:53: So, some post-punk Christmas
  • I took these from another site, thought that some of you guys might like them.......remember, for now, NOT
    posting the links here, you have to aske for them and prove yourself with a password.....HEY, I didn't do this, blame, well, someone is what we have here......

    ANGRY SNOWMANS-DECEMBER JUKEBOX 7-01 You Drive the Sleigh (You Jolly Fella)/02 Naughty or Nice/03 Is There a Present There For Me/04 Gingerbread home

    FUCK YOU & THE CHRISTMAS TREES-OH HOLY FUCK-01 Brand New Santa/02 Xmas Is For Kidz/03 Coke 4 Xmas/04 I Am the Santa/05 Xmas Summer/06 Jingle Bells 3/07 Want U 2 Die 4 Xmas/08 URX/09 SSFD/10 Navidad En Espanol/11 Candy Canes/12 Have a very Fucked Up Xmas/13 Stupid Fucking Face/14 Santa's Wishlist/15 Viki Is a Snowman/16 Party Clock/17 Jingle Bells 2/18 Gimme Presents


    PUNK ROCK XMAS-01 THE RAVENS -(It's Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas/02 THE DICKIES-Silent Night/03 SLOPPY SECONDS-Hooray For Santa Claus/04 FEAR-Fuck Christmas/05 THE GREEDIES-A Merry Jingle/06 THE DAMNED-There Ain't No Sanity Claus/07 PANSY DIVISION-Homo Christmas/08 BOUQUET OF VEAL-It's Christmas/09 CELIBATE RIFLES-Merry Xmas Blues/10 RAMONES-Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)/11 METAL MIKE, ALLISON, AND JULIA-Deck the Halls/12 EL VEZ-Feliz Navidad/13 HUMPERS-Run Run Rudolph/14 TVTV$-Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money/15 THE FROGS-Here Comes Santa's Pussy/16 MOJO NIXON-Christmas Christmas/17 DI-Mr Grinch/18 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-White Christmas

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    OK, I experimented with emailing links to the readers on a request basis, I think it worked OK.......BUT it is is kind of a pain in the ass for ME, so we're going to try these new steps, please follow the instructions below:

    1) I am going to continue to post as I have in the past, ie using guest submissions and whatever else I happen to feel like using. If i say "quick", and you see that, there is a reason for it.

    2) IF and only if, a link is me at the password you already have, or request a new one, and then request the link by title (no more link #'s)......example: "Scott Dick Head's Greatest Hits is deleted, can you send the link?" I will wait a day or two, and send anyone asking the link.......then, FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH WHOMEVER YOU WISH, fine by me.

    3) IMPORTANT: This does NOT REFER to links posted before TODAY........I'm not reupping dozens of links from months/years ago, too much work (unless you send me something, then it's different)......this is for NEWLY DELETED, stuff like "Zimmerman", "David Jones""This One Band" and folks like that that I have already danced around will be by request ONLY, we'll see how that happens when it happens, but I think someone has "finally" figured out my "code" (not that it didn't take several months for them to do so)'ll see when it happens.

    4) To as before......if the link is disabled, tell me at once, along with your request for a replacement the next day or two you will recieve one, (I want to send out only 1 or two batches of each link should I need to, rather than several per day)..........

    5) I am in this long term.......if they destroy this blog, so be it, but for NOW, if there is music on this site you want, that is why I SHARE it, and if Big Brother/President Snow wishes to get in the way, I will do my best to still get the music to you until they FINALLY kill the blog (then we'll start a new one perhaps).....

    ROCK ON ROCK ON ROCK ON........I'm doing this for ALL OF YOU FOLKS. I'm NOT going to be
    dicked around. I've offered up my email AND telephone number for ANYONE wishing to discuss the situation like a MAN, total responses to this inquiry: ZERO. shocking.......I want us all to get along. Some don't see that as a goal, however, so for a while we may have do dance around morons who simply don't get the modern world, and feel that, for some reason, they have some type of jurisdiction over this blog.

    Download freely........if unavailable, (NEW LINKS ONLY!) let me know and you will be taken care of. I give you my word. This blog and this music means a LOT to me, and I won't go without a fight.

    Sarah Chalke will be decorating this evening's post, thank you for everything baby.

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  • 12/28/16--21:47: An MD Milner Submission
  • (scott)-MD Milner has been around here for a while, I know he's a Sleater Kinney fan as am I, so he'll be

    happy to see the (soon) upcoming Wild Flag boots I have in the works......for now though, he sends us a fab show of Miles Davis, Japan, 1964......I'll let him describe it, sounds good to me (I DO like Miles Davis shit, jazz of that type is damn near comparable to some crazy-psych)....anyway, thanks MD, please continue to submit......don't quit, don't ever quit, because I'm not going to.
    Hey Scott,

    Thanks for posting that boot and the kind words. And I'm not completely sure what's happening at the site (did you piss off a band so much they're DMCAing everything you post?), it sucks to hear you're having trouble, too.
    Anyway, here's something that's cool and shouldn't give you any trouble: a Miles Davis gig in Japan from 1964. It's nice sounding - although not as good as the record they released of another show from this tour - and there's some killer players on this: Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and Sam Rivers. And, since it's a recording that's both over 50 years old and unreleased, I believe it's in the public domain, which should keep you from getting in trouble with this.

    MILES DAVIS JAPAN 1964-01 If I Were a Bell/02 Oleo/03 Stella By Starlight/04 Walkin'/05 All of You/06 Seven Steps to Heaven

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