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The music that shaped a semi-wasted life

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  • 03/15/17--18:11: Reggae from Fabio
  • Evidently filling in for the MIA Cliff, Fabio sends what he calls his fave reggae album, Max Romeo & The Upsetters'"War Ina Babylon"......like Fabio, I don't listen to a lot of reggae, Cliff is "my" expert in that department, but Fabio has good taste in general, so if ya need a monthly reggae fix, here it be!

     https://mega.nz/#F!CNJiiS6A!uGtt9HexEQ-pwZsqgvhJrQ

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  • 03/15/17--18:21: Jegulja
  • More good stoner rock submitted by Fabio,  time from Slovenia......this is their Bandcamp
    link/release.....from 2017, so quite new/current.......please support, and listen to, these new and upcoming bands, usually, you will find a reward. I listened to this one, and it is really a good one......see what YOU think, but I thought it was quite good myself

    JEGULJA-01 Wig Pigs/02 Baby Pictures of Famous Dictators/03 Goatfish/04 Nord/05 DarkestLight

    Thanks Fabio, you rock my man!


    https://jegulja.bandcamp.com/album/darkest-light

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  • 03/17/17--11:46: New from THE CHAIN
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain that is, with their first new release in 18 years (!) "Damage and Joy".....early reviews have been negative, and I have not listened yet.....Fabio sends this one in, and he says he hasn't heard it all yet either.....but, like we said in the 80's.....NOBODY TOUCHES THE CHAIN!



    1. "Amputation"
    2. "War on Peace"  
    3. "All Things Pass"  
    4. "Always Sad"
    5. "Songs for a Secret"  
    6. "The Two of Us"  
    7. "Los Feliz (Blues and Greens)"  
    8. "Mood Rider"  
    9. "Presidici (Et Chapaquiditch)"  
    10. "Get on Home"  
    11. "Facing Up to the Facts"  
    12. "Simian Split"  
    13. "Black and Blues"  
    14. "Can't Stop the Rock"

    https://mega.nz/#F!6VgynLZI!9_aYYYq-uAwrUmwLv-_J6Q

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  • 03/17/17--11:52: Pallbearer
  • A new effort from Pallbearer, "Heartless" sent in by Fabio......here's a writeup I found:
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     https://mega.nz/#F!mAAxTShL!xSZZxMsM_Wdv_vSq7RxJqA

    Pallbearer’s third album, Heartless, is an inspired collection of monumental rock music. The band offers a complex sonic architecture that weaves together the spacious exploratory elements of classic prog, the raw anthemics of 90’s alt-rock, and stretches of black-lit proto-metal. Lyrics about mortality, life, and love are set to sharp melodies and pristine three-part harmonies. Vocalist and guitarist Brett Campbell has always been a strong, assured singer, and on Heartless, his work’s especially stunning. This may in part be due to the immediacy of the lyrics. Written by Campbell and bassist/secondary vocalist Joseph D Rowland, the words have moved from the metaphysical to something more grounded. As the group explains: “Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality. Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can." 

    Pallbearer emerged from Little Rock, Arkansas in 2012 with a stunning debut full-length, Sorrow and Extinction. The record, which played like a seamless 49-minute doom movement, melded pitch-perfect vintage sounds with a triumphant modern sensibility that made songs about death and loss feel joyfully ecstatic. Pallbearer possessed what many other newer metal groups didn't: perfect guitar tone, classic hooks, and a singer who could actually sing. 

    For their 2014 followup, Foundations of Burden, the band worked with legendary Bay Area producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Swans, Neurosis) for an expansive album that was musically tighter and especially adventurous. Armed with a more technical drummer, Mark Lierly, Foundations feels like it was built for larger shared spaces—you could imagine these songs ringing off the walls of a stadium. It was a hint of things to come. While the debut earned the band a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork and rightly landed the band on year-end lists at places like SPIN and NPR, along with the usual metal publications, Foundations of Burden charted on the Billboard Top 100 and earned the band album of the year from Decibel and spots on year-end lists for NPR and Rolling Stone. 

    Returning to where it all began, the quartet recorded their third full-length, Heartless on their own in Arkansas, and it’s grander in scope, showcasing a natural progression that melds higher technicality and more ambitious structures with their most immediate hooks to date. The collection, which follows the 3-song Fear & Fury EP from earlier this year, was captured entirely on analog tape at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock this past summer and then mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden). 

    From the gloriously complex, sky-lit opener “I Saw the End” to the earth-shaking (and heartbreaking) 13-minute closer “A Plea for Understanding,” the entire group puts forth the full realization of their vision: More than a doom band, Pallbearer is a rock group with a singular songwriting talent and emotional capacity. Heartless finds the group putting forth their strongest individual efforts to date: Campbell and Rowland, along with guitarist/vocalist Devin Holt and drummer Mark Lierly, turn in peak marathon performances. Both Campbell and Rowland also handle synthesizers alongside their normal duties, and there are plenty of gently strummed acoustic guitars amid the crunchy electric ones, adding a moody, ethereal spareness to the towering metal. The almost 12-minute “Dancing in Madness” opens with dark post-rock ambience and moves toward emotional blues before exploding into a sludgy psychedelic anthem. A number of the seven songs feature a humid rock swagger. 

    By fusing their widest musical palette to date, Pallbearer make the kind of heavy rock (the heavy moments are *heavy*) that will appeal to diehards, but could also find the group crossing over into newer territories and fanbases. After having helped revitalize doom metal, it almost feels like they’ve gone and set their sights on rock and roll itself. Which doesn’t seem at all impossible on the back of a record like Heartless.

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    Cruel Road
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    A Plea For Understanding 

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  • 03/17/17--12:08: Cold Body Radiation
  • John N submits three efforts from Cold Body Radiation......CBR are a one-man band from the Netherlands,
    and crank out some dark metal/ dreamy shoegaze......listening right now and giving excellent marks!
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    DEER TWILIGHT (2011)

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    THE LONGEST SHADOWS EVER CAST (2013) (EP)

    01-The Longest Shadows Ever Cast /02 The Last Days of Summer

    A CLEAR PATH (2014)



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  • 03/17/17--12:26: Novella
  • John N once again is the submittor of this album from Novella ("Change of State", their second).....Novella
    offer us some pretty cool dreamy pop/rock from the good old UK! Here's a write up, I think this is a fine effort, really!
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    London dream-pop outfit Novella have returned with their follow-up to 2015’s ‘Land’. Billed as a reflection on the stormy events of 2016 — Brexit, Trump, a never-ending stream of bombings and shootings, and the passing of a stupid number of musical and cultural icons — ‘Change of State’ chimes in with some refreshing takes on familiar shoegaze expressions.
    ‘Does The Island Know’ fades in with the record’s first of many beefy bass lines, as airtight drumming knocks efficiently beneath dovetailing vocals that call to mind acts like La Luz and Sunflower Bean.
    Krautrock cut ‘Thun’, which shares its name with a Swiss town and probably also a DIIV track (in the world of alternative facts) — is major league, with a two-minute intro that builds massive atmosphere and provides the LP with its most critical listen. ‘Come In’ works in a similar vein, with Suki Sou’s bass leading over bleeping electronics.
    Novella hit their prime as a unit on the record’s relentless title track, a subversively-dubbed centrepiece that’s rivalled in thrust only by the most dynamic ‘A Thousand Feet’, where lead-singer Hollie Warren drops some Brexit wisdom — “and I feel this country move away/all our senses scream to stay”.
    In combination with bare-bones 8-track production, both songs contribute heavily to the band’s clearly improved sense of cohesion. This growth is celebrated on ‘Four Colours’, which opens with Life Without Buildings-style swagger, while ‘Seize The Sun’ dives down a twisted classic rock rabbit hole, concluding what is a highly accomplished record but not the overtly political one that its ominous title might suggest.
    ‘Change Of State’ sees Novella do the exact opposite of dwelling in dystopia — it has them rising above the political tumult with a dry and devilishly powerful psych rock collection, hard-nosed and sinister in all the right ways.
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    CHANGE OF STATE-01 Does the Island Know/02 Change of State/03 Desert/04 Elements/05 A Thousand Feet/06 Thun/07 Come In/08 Four Colours/09 Side By Side/10 Seize the Sun

    http://www50.zippyshare.com/v/W4U5vtKE/file.html



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  • 03/18/17--15:34: 1993 Alice in Chains Boot
  • Decent Sounding effort from Alice In Chains right about their peak, right around the "Dirt" album from which this show liberally borrows.......the set list online doesn't seem to match the actual performance, so perhaps the date or locale is wrong as well......I have it as Nottingham 2/23/93, but mislabeling boots has never been uncommon.......so here's the online set-list, almost sure it's at least part wrong, so if this is a different show, someone hopefully can educate us on that.

    http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/i6k2Osts/file.html

    1. Dam The River
    2. We Die Young
    3. Them Bones
    4. Would?
    5. Rooster
    6. Junkhead
    7. Godsmack
    8. Bleed The Freak
    9. Put You Down
    10. Sickman
    11. It Ain't Like That
    12. Dirt
    13. Hate To Feel
    14. Angry Chair
    15. Man In The Box
    16. Rain When I Die
    17. Love, Hate, Love

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  • 03/18/17--15:54: Gimme Danger
  • This should be fun, John N sends the soundtrack from the new film about athe Stooges, "Gimme Danger".....the soundtrack should be aces, with lots of Stooges remixes, etc.....as well as great stuff like the MC5  and even the Iguanas! Great album, I'm certain, without having heard it!




    http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/3WrmbAKj/file.html







    1    Gimme Danger (Remaster)
                                                        
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  • 03/19/17--05:19: A New Ty Segall EP
  • Ty has been all over this blog for a while, with albums, live shows, lotsa stuff (He's great would be the reason).....John N submits Ty's latest EP, "Sentimental Goblin".....features two songs, and some more Ty Segall is always welcome.

    SENTIMENTAL GOBLIN-01 Pan/02 Black Magik

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  • 03/19/17--05:30: Spacesuit
  • John N sends this way cool spacey album from Spacesuit "Future Girls".....listening now, like it a lot so far......here's a review, but don't miss, it's quite a good one!
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    Spacesuit shares two members with one of the best Space Rock bands in this planet, The Life and Times. Mind you, they do not pull rank in this band, herded by Clayton Brown. A few years in the making, Spacesuit’Future Girls is a labour of love from a quartet of compadres who wanted to make a collection of reflective & moody songs. With a few controlled explosions, Mythbusters-style.
    And reflective they are. 9 songs, clocking at 40 minutes, all displaying emotional shades of grey with their sadness-tinged vocals and a slow beat that adds the occasional change of style to remind you that Mr. Epley and Mr. Metcalf are on board in this joint venture, with Mike Myers (from the horribly overlooked The String and Return) rounding up the line up.
    Quiet sounds, almost whispered vocals.” These are the thoughts that come to mind when ‘Piltdown Man’ starts to flow freely, like an aerosol compound seeping through loose soil, rarefying the fields. Then it combusts, as if a serendipitous spark triggered the reaction. This is the nature of Spacesuit‘s music – a slow but sure expansion that culminates with a band but then offers a slow denounement.
    ‘No one’s glad you came’ is hurtful. It’s also a lesson that you don’t need to shout to pierce someone’s feelings, just be curt. You can feel a sense of anger creeping up, paired with some regret. The sudden change in rhythm is pure delight. ‘Rubber band’ keeps that slow feeling swaying like an old couple dancing in the darkness, letting bygones be bygones. The guitar solo is gorgeous.
    Once you get to ‘Future Girls’, you can sniff out Spacesuit‘s Modus Operandi: slow musical cascades interconnected by short but unforgiving rapids. Maybe ‘That’s everything’ is the slowest groove in here, as an explosion is hinted at, but never quite happens. ‘Where did I go wrong?’ feels like the mirror image of ‘No one’s glad you came’. I struggled to tell them apart at first, but then that little noise that flutters and drones gave it a distinctive scar. I’m overanalysing but I feel both songs are connected in narrator and antagonist, with a single heartbreaking emotion being passed through very vocal interchanges. Little aside: where do they get that wonderful guitar tone?
    Funny, I keep saying this is Space Rock, but it feels very down to Earth. Then again, each of our minds feels like a different planet. This is specially true of relationships.
    Anyways, albums generally have “that song” that stings like a bee and ‘It’s cold outside’ is that dancing butterfly that suckerpunched me. ‘It’s cold outside’ smoulders quietly until it encompasses you with a drawn-out crescendo that equals the heat death of the universe. Even when that saturated drone recedes, you can still feel it as the song tucks you away back into safety.
    ‘Heavy Sleepers’ is quite the ethereal track, as percussion is a little more sparse but soundscapes layer and swell, creating this sort of hazy atmosphere that is not quite shoegaze but pretty much approaches it. Gorgeous little track. ‘Stratford on guy’ feels like a “normal” track. As normal as anything Spacesuit will present to pay homage to their former selves. If all the previous tracks felt like Wind Elementals, ‘Stratford on guy’ would feel like a Clay Golem, shambling through a foggy forest until you can’t see it anymore. EDIT: I’ve been informed it’s a Liz Phair cover. I didn’t recognise it, which shows how much the band made it its own.
    I’d hate to compare this album to anything by The Life and Times because although 2/3 of that band are here, there’s enough detachment to make it a whole different beast. Heck, I get a few sniffs of The String and Return too. Perhaps it shows what the amalgamation of both bands could look like?
    If anything, Spacesuit manages to tickle those nerve endings that few bands manage to do, nerve endings that you develop when you look at the sky at night and wonder what those little lights are and if anyone lives there, would they play music and enjoy it as much as we do?  Future Girls might have been years (okay, decades) in the making, but the final product is worth it, because even if the moods are mostly slow, there is an urgency to every single track presented here. Somebody give these four dudes a long warm hug.
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    FUTURE GIRLS-01 Piltdown Man/02 No One Is Glad You Came/03 Rubber Band/04 Future Girls/05 That's Everything/06 Where Did I Go Wrong/07 It's Cold Outside/08 Heavy Sleepers/09 Stratford-On-Guy (Liz Phair Cover)
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    http://www74.zippyshare.com/v/dvmFIORm/file.html





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  • 03/19/17--05:44: Spectres
  • Another fab recent Jon N donation is the remarkable "Condition" album from Spectres.......reminds me of a cross between maybe Wire and Nine Inch Nails and The J&M Chain thrown into a blender.....good stuff here, HIGHLY recommended by ME!

    CONDITION-01 The Beginning of an End/02 Rubber Plant/03 Dissolve/04 Neck/05 A Fish Called Wanda/06 Welcoming the Flowers/07 Colour Me Out/08 End Waltz/09 Coping Mechanism

    This is a REAL good one!

    http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/pD8b94t4/file.html

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  • 03/19/17--05:52: A Kills rarity
  • At least I think it's rare.....2011, Kills on Austin Texas radio (KCRW FM)
    for SXSW.....interviews and damn fine music, I always LOVED the Kills and this set is no exception.....an outstanding radio session, this one is really wonderous!

    KILLS SXSW 2011-15 tracks, split, not labled

    http://www99.zippyshare.com/v/CaW99BNL/file.html

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  • 03/19/17--06:26: Hard Stuff
  • An old, early 70's fave of mine, hard Stuff were a fab power trio, with lots of Roxy Music and Atomic
    Rooster ......They consisted of John Du Cann and Paul Hammond, late of Atomic Rooster, Harry Shaw, from Curiosiaty Shoppe, and of course bassist John Gustafson......these albums are more period pieces than classics, BUT there are some great songs here...."No Witch At All", "Roll A Rocket", the title track from "Bolex Dementia".......two great early 70's hard rocking efforts, if you love early 70's hard rock as I do, these are essential.

    BULLETPROOF-01 Jay Time/02 Sinister Minister/03 No Witch At All/04 Taken Alive/05 Time Gambler/06 Millionaire/07 Monster In Paradise/08 Hobo/09 Mr Longevity RIP/10 The Provider Part 1

    BOLEX DEMENTIA-01 Sick N Tired/02 Mermany/03 Jumpin' Thumpin' (Ain't That Somethin')/04 Dazzle Dizzy/05 Bolex Dementia/06 Roll a Rocket/07 Libel/08 Ragman/09 Spider's Web/10 Get Lost

    Vinyl rips here if you care! Ya KNOW I DO!





    bolex    http://www95.zippyshare.com/v/5Pwil1JJ/file.html

    bulletproof  http://www74.zippyshare.com/v/slvOC5sW/file.html

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  • 03/19/17--17:37: Riot Squad
  • From Mansfield England, Riot Squad cranked out some mid-range politically charged punk in the early
    1980's.......made up of singer Duncan Mason, guitarist Nigel Nelson, and drummer Paul Palmer gave life to a handful of singles and a couple albums, for the most part collected here on "The Complete Punk Collection"...reminiscent, maybe most, of Sham 69, both musically and conceptually, this is mostly for fans of the genre (early 80's UK punk.....NOTHING wrong with that being one's genre of choice!)




    THE COMPLETE PUNK COLLECTION

    1 Fuck The Tories
    2 We Are The Riot Squad
    3 Civil Destruction
    4 Riots In The City
    5 Why Should We
    6 Religion Doesn't Mean A Thing
    7 Lost Cause
    8 Suspicion
    9 Unite And Fight
    10 Police Power
    11 Society's Fodder
    12 In The Future
    13 Friday Night Hero
    14 There Ain't No Solution
    15 Government Schemes
    16 No Potential Threat
    17 Ten Years Time
    18 Hate The Law
    19 Hidden Fear
    20 Lost Cause (Demo)
    21 Unite And Fight (Demo)

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  • 03/19/17--18:06: Swamp Rats
  • A good garage/punk band from the Pittsburgh area, 1966-7......they released only a handful of singles and a
    posthumous album, but they were ahead of the curve......their stuff SNARLS.....a "Louie Louie" version that makes the Stooges sound tame. Same for the Sonics'"Psycho", they stood it on its head......a lot of covers here, culled from whatever scraps of the band still exist........

    Oh, by the way, the album is entitled "Disco Still Sucks".........
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    With covers ofSUCH oft-recorded songs as "Louie Louie" and "Hey Joe," two versions of the sameRolling Stones song, and only two originals among the 13 garage rock tracks, this album probably has only limited appeal to people who aren't die-hard fans of the genre. If you are a die-hard fan, however, there's a good chance that you'll enjoy this collection of garage rock sides originallyRECORDED IN1966-1967. The Swamp Rats' raunchy, fuzzed-out, speeded-up, Sonics-influenced rendition of "Louie Louie," sung by drummer Dave Gannon, is one of the better versions of this standard; their frenzied rendition of the Sonics'"Psycho" (included on Back from the Grave, Vol. 1), featuring Bob Hocko's out of control screaming vocals and a backwards tape loop ending, is even wilder; and tracks such as their innocent-sounding cover of the Beatles' ballad "Here, There and Everywhere," featuring lead vocals by bassist Paul Shalako, demonstrate that the band could do more than sneering fuzz-punk. Furthermore, their two originals, "I'm Going Home" and "Hey Freak," both hold up well; the latter song is highly recommended to fans of '60s garage punk at its most intense. 
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    DISCO STILL SUCKS-01 Louie Louie/02 Hey Freak/03 She's Got Everything/04 I'm Going Home/05 Hey Joe/06 It's Not Easy/07 No Friend of Mine/08 Til the End of the Day/09 In the Midnight Hour/10 Here There and Everywhere/11 Tobacco Road/12 Psycho




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  • 03/19/17--18:23: Sonic's Rendezvous Band
  • Fred "Sonic" Smith, after his stint with the MC5 and prior to his death, recorded a bit of material with Sonic's Rendezvous Band, which weren't officially released until several years later.....I can't find my copy of the "City Slang"album right now, so I give you "Sweet Nothing", which is some good old Detroit rock n roll, and includes "City Slanga" which was a minor local hit in Detroit...see what you think of this, and if anyoane has any more material from this band, LOVE to hear anything anyone could help out with......I'll post "City Slang" the album just as soon as I can FIND it in my mess of a CD room.......

    01 Dangerous 3:30/02 Let's Do It Again/03 3:37 Hearts 3:40/04 Sweet Nothin' 7:14/05 Live & Learn 3:29/06 Asteroid B-612 4:59/07Song L.3:38/ 08 City Slang 8:27

    http://www103.zippyshare.com/v/auap1OYb/file.html

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    From Australia, we have another submission from link-meister John N......some snappy alterna-pop from the
    oddly named Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. A Pair of EP's and a 7" single.....before I paste a review on here, notice that the single and the "Talk Tight" EP are bundled with each track individually.....this is for technical reasons, don't concern yourself with it!
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    This Melbourne band alternates the pop literacy of the Go-Betweens and the rambunctious energy of the Easybeats with the roaring punk propulsion of Royal Headache. 

    Talk Tight, the debut by the Melbourne quintet Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, is presented as a “mini-LP”: seven rip-roaring tracks that move by their own logic, any one of which could be a single and all of which leave you wanting more in the best way possible. The group’s revolving team of singers and songwriters (everybody but the drummer takes a turn on the mic) chronicle knotty relationships and winding road trips, but taken together, these songs are after something more public than personal. Asked by the blog Triple J Unearthed what inspires the band, singer-guitarist Fran Keaney hinted at their music’s true subject: “It’s going to sound all at once lame, wanky and vague but: Australia? As in the concept of Australia. What it was, What it is…”

    There are too many qualifiers in that response to believe he’s taking the piss on a question that’s impossible to answer. And onTalk Tight, the band evokes certain aspects of Australia in the sunbaked surf-pop guitar licks and taut punk momentum, both carefree and a little cautious and therefore perfect for a country that’s home to this fucking thing. Listening to these seven tunes, you can easily trace a national lineage: the relentlessness of Radio Birdman, the pop literacy of the Go-Betweens, the rambunctious energy of the Easybeats, and the belief—shared with Courtney Barnett—that guitars are not just crucial to the message but might very well be the message themselves.

    Even in Melbourne, which seems to produce more great guitar bands per capita than any other city in the world, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever stand out for the precision of their melodies, the streamlined sophistication of their arrangements, and the undercurrent of melancholy that motivates every note. This is a band that thrives on contradiction and duality, pitting opposing urges against each other. To describe their own sound, the members coined the term “tough pop/soft punk,” which is apt as a label as well as a refusal to pare themselves down to any one particular thing.

    As that awkward name suggests, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever often sound like they’re in fact two different bands. There’s the group behind midtempo opener “Wither With You,” which falls squarely in the “tough pop” category. In this mode, each instrument contributes to a swirl of melody and the guitars chime and ramble as Tom Russo chronicles the strained dissolution of a relationship: “Oh your pretty face is curling up in anger,” he sings, in a tone that might deepen rather than defuse her fury. “Just keep in mind, my darling, I did it all for you.” Keeping it from sounding bitter is the nimble rhythm section, the genial snap of Marcel Tussie’s drums and Joe Russo’s loping bassline. Here and on “Tender Is the Neck,” the group foreground mood over momentum, establishing an autumnal ambience that underscores the bittersweet reminiscence of the lyrics.

    The band’s other mode is to play at the punk end of the Aussie spectrum, closer to Royal Headache or Eddy Current Suppression Ring. The tempos quicken noticeably, with half-shouted vocals and guitars that fight not for the lead but for the rhythm parts. Tussie and Russo chug along diligently, as though timekeeping were the true rock star’s responsibility. You hear it in songs like “Wide Eyes,” a fierce travelogue that explodes with tightly coiled jangle and angsty wanderlust. They might be too soft to trash a club, but the Blackouts ably wring the last bit of tension from the skeletal “Clean Slate,” with its intricate curlicue riffs and fidgety call-and-response.

    The great trick of Talk Tight is how Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever find the overlap between those conflicting pop and punk impulses. Even at their fiercest they’re happy romantics (“You run the bath, and I’ll warm the pasta, girl”) as well as sensualists (“Your hair stands up when I kiss the back of your neck”), qualities that seem rare in any band. Rarer still is their precarious balance of idealism and realism, which defines the closer, “Career,” about a friend who traded his rebellion and defiance for “a silk tie and an ’09 Ford.” It might sound dismissive and taunting if Russo and Keaney didn’t sound half-tempted themselves. They’re wise to the compromises that accrue with the years, but they’d rather stay on the road, rumbling through Australia and beyond like a tidal wave obliterating every coast.
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    TALK TIGHT EP-01 Wither With You/02 Wide Eyes/03 Heard You're Moving/04 Clean Slate/05 Tender is the Neck

    SINGLE 01 Write Back/02 Career

    THE FRENCH PRESS EP-01 French Press/02 Julie's Place/03 Sick Bug/04 Colours Run/05 Dig Up/06 Fountain of Good Fortune

    links in comment section

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  • 03/20/17--12:14: The Complete Can Part 10
  • Zigzagwanderer submits more Can, which has been quite popular, surprising both him and myself.....anyway,
    this about does it, other than another show which is a FLAC file and will need to be split into multiple parts.....other than that, we should have about all we need........thanks a million to zigzag for all the work, Can is more popular today than they were a month ago!
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    Saarbrucken [1975]

    01 - Twenty-Five-Forty-Two.mp3
    02 - Sixteen-Zero-Three.mp3
    03 - Nine-Zero-Eight.mp3
    04 - Twenty-Fifteen.mp3
    05 - Thirty-Five-Twenty-One.mp3
    06 - Zero-Eight-Nineteen.mp3

    Part One
    http://www76.zippyshare.com/v/JRFTITXU/file.html
    Part Two
    http://www76.zippyshare.com/v/g54KZUjv/file.html

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    Beat Club [1976]

    01 - Vertigo.mp3
    02 - Goosey Goosey.mp3
    03 - Spoon.mp3
    04 - Made in Japan.mp3

    http://www76.zippyshare.com/v/zweL9m7m/file.html

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    Live In Bordeaux [1976]

    01 - Morning Glory.mp3
    02 - Yoo Doo Right.mp3
    03 - Spree-Vertigo.mp3

    http://www76.zippyshare.com/v/CQQewczy/file.html

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    New Victoria Theatre [1976]

    01 - Don't Say No.mp3
    02 - Vitamin C.mp3
    03 - Pinch.mp3
    04 - Meadow Sweet.mp3
    05 - A Fan.mp3
    06 - Dizzy Dizzy.mp3
    07 - I Want More.mp3
    08 - Cascade Waltz.mp3
    09 - Silent Night.mp3
    10 - Spree.mp3

    http://www76.zippyshare.com/v/LQ0lRv4o/file.html

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    Birmingham  [1977]

    01 - Fizz.mp3
    02 - Vitamin C.mp3
    03 - Pinch.mp3
    04 - Dizzy Dizzy.mp3
    05 - Sunshine.mp3
    06 - I Want More.mp3
    07 - Kami Kazi Attempt.mp3

    http://www76.zippyshare.com/v/bkUU3ekm/file.html

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    Keele University [1977]

    01 - Fizz.mp3
    02 - Improvisation #1 - Pinch - Don't Say No.mp3
    03 - Improvisation #2.mp3
    04 - Animal Waves.mp3

    http://www31.zippyshare.com/v/iG7j8RHg/file.html

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    University Of Nottingham [1977]

    01 - Fizz.mp3
    02 - Don't Say No.mp3
    03 - Cascade Waltz (fades).mp3
    04 - Animal Waves.mp3
    05 - Dizzy Dizzy.mp3

    http://www31.zippyshare.com/v/8WNiLPvV/file.html

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    Here are some additional tracks from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever......John N sends these along, sorry I missed them yesterday

    EXTRA TRACKS-01 Angeline/02 How Long/03 Keep It Close/04 Waking Up Dirt River/05 Cat in My Head

    PART 1-http://www95.zippyshare.com/v/kKBL7bG9/file.html

    PART 2-

    http://www36.zippyshare.com/v/QJW6XDBy/file.html

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  • 03/21/17--09:46: The Pin Group
  • Interesting submittal from John N is this anthology of the complete works of the (Joy Division-influenced) Pin Group.......I know a tiny bit about them only, this album is really good, RIFYL Joy Division obviously, really good......here's a bio from someone more knowledgeable than me......
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    The first signing of the legendary New Zealand label Flying Nun, Christchurch-based noise pop triothe Pin Group, teamed singer/guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphrey, and drummerPeter Stapleton. Their 1981 debut single, the Joy Division-influenced "Ambivalence," was the first release on Flying Nun, issued in an edition of 300 copies; the follow-up, "Coat," appeared later that same year. After a 1982 EP, The Pin Group Go to Town, the band dissolved when Montgomery traveled to London for a year-long studyPROGRAM; he and Stapleton later renewed their collaboration as members of drone merchants Dadamah, with the complete Pin Group lineup reuniting in 1992 to record a one-off single, "Eleven Years After."
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    AMBIVALENCE-01 Jim/02 Ambivalence/03 Coat/04 Long Night/05 Columbia/06 Hurricane Fighter/07 Power/08 Ambivalence/09 when I Tell You/10 A Thousand Sins/11 Low Rider (War Song)/12 Coat/13  (Live set, Christchurch NZ)  Jim/14 Ambivalence/15 Power/16 Assassin/17 Blood of Christ/18 Columbia/19 Coat


    part 1
    http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/UGqK7ksh/file.html

    part 2

    http://www120.zippyshare.com/v/Go3neAIF/file.html


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