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- 12/26/12--11:10: _IT would be FAR too...
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- 12/31/12--21:24: _Happy New Year
- 01/03/13--12:13: _Here come the Missi...
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- 01/17/13--13:57: _The best Awesome Ma...
- 01/19/13--10:14: _The best Juliana Th...
- 01/20/13--14:18: _Drew Barrymore disc...
- 01/22/13--13:59: _The best Pavement p...
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- 01/24/13--15:10: _The best Black Pear...
- 01/25/13--13:50: _The 30th Anniversar...
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- 01/27/13--14:16: _A few laughs
- 01/28/13--13:31: _The best We the Peo...
- 12/26/12--11:10: IT would be FAR too easy.......
- 12/28/12--11:28: OK, Bring em out
- 12/28/12--14:46: KEEP EM COMING
- 12/31/12--21:24: Happy New Year
- 01/03/13--12:13: Here come the Missing Links
- 01/09/13--09:59: FIrst SiX parts have been reuppped......NOW.....
- 01/09/13--15:30: To my new friend of the blog, Erin Lyndal Martin
- 01/10/13--13:15: ONE OF the "best" Sadistic Mika Band Posts, ever
- 01/11/13--13:11: The Best Joy Division post ever
- 01/16/13--16:24: The Best Halfway to Gone post, ever
- 01/17/13--13:57: The best Awesome Machine post, ever
- 01/19/13--10:14: The best Juliana Theory post, ever
- 01/20/13--14:18: Drew Barrymore discusses the future of this blog!
- 01/22/13--13:59: The best Pavement post ever
- CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN-LA'S DESERT ORIGINS EDITION DISC 1-01 Silence Kit/02 Elevate Me Later/03Stop Breathin/04 Cut Your Hair/05 Newark Wilder/06 Unfair/07 Gold Soundz/8 5-4=Unity/09 Range Life/10 Heaven Is a Truck/11 Hit the Plane Down/12 Fillmore Jive/-CUT YOUR HAIR SINGLE-13 Camera (REM Over)/14 Stare-RANGE LIFE SINGLE-15 Raft/16 Coolin By Sound-GOLD SOUNDZ SINGLE-17 Kneeling Bus/18 Strings of Nashville/19 Exit Theory-GOLD SOUNDZ AUSTRAL/NZ FRENCH MICRONESIA 94 TOUR EP-20 5-4 Vocal/CROOKED RAIN CROOKED RAIN BONUS 7"-21 Jam Kids/22 Haunt You Down/NO ALTERNATIVE COMPILATION TRACK-23 Unseen Power of the Picket Fence/HEY DRAG CITY! COMPILATION TRACK-24 Nail Clinic
- CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN DISC 2-VARIOUS LIVE RECORDINGS-01 All My Friends/02 Soiled Little Filly/03 Range Life/04 Stop Breathing/05 Ell Ess Two/06 Fux=Rad/07 Bad Version of War/08 Same Way of Saying/09 Hands off the Bayou\/10 Heaven is a Truck (Egg Shell)/11 Grounded/12 Kennel District/13 Pueblo (Beach Boys)/14 Fucking Righteous/15 Colorado/16 Dark Ages/17 Flood Victim/18 JMC Retro/19 Rug Rat/20 Strings of Nashville (Instrumental)/21 Instrumental-PEEL SESSION 2/26/94-22 Brink of the Clouds/23 Tartar Martyr/24 Pueblo Domain/25 The Sutcliffe Catering Song
- BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS-NICENE CREEDENCE EDITION DISC 1-01 Stereo/02 Shady Lane/J Vs. S/03 Transport is Arranged/04 Date W/IKEA/05 Old To Begin/06 Type Slowly/07 Embassy Row/08 Blue Hawaiian/09 We Are Underused/10 Passat Dream/11 Starlings of the Slipstream/12 Fin-OUTTAKES-13 And Then (The Hexx)/14 Beautiful as a Butterfly/15 Cataracts-SINGLES-Westie Can Drum/17 Winner of the/18 Birds in the Majic Industry/19 Harness Your Hopes/20 Roll With the Wind
- 01/23/13--14:57: The Best Amplified Heat post, ever
- 01/24/13--15:10: The best Black Pearl post, ever
- 01/25/13--13:50: The 30th Anniversary of the Genrics LIVE!
- 01/26/13--13:53: The best Slo Burn post ever
- 01/27/13--14:16: A few laughs
- 01/28/13--13:31: The best We the People post, ever
Apparently there are thre discs in the "USA Garage Greats" series that I never got, or lost , or something over the years,,,,,they are entitled "BEHIND LOCKED DOORS"......"STAND UP GIRLS"....and "WHAT IN TH WORLD PART 2".......maybe I have them somewhere and cannot find them. Maybe I lent them out and never gor them back.....maybe someone mis filed them and they are somewhere make in the mass canverse of CD's that is my back room.....anyway, I have no idea where they are.....SOMEONE, SOMEONE OUT THERE has them and will share them with us, to complete our sets.......SOMEONE. I have done MY share, take it to the bank, now smoenone dod a good deed and provide these ones. I already hae lists pouring in of missing discs, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NOT ASKED for them yet, but they will be filled, and these other three willl be filled also, provided someone can find them for us! that'll bring u to 175 total discs. I have an idea, let me check my catalouge for them, BRB......OK, I find there IS/WAS "What in the World Part 2", cannot find it in my stuff.......my catalogue makes no mention of "Behind LOcked Doors" or "Stand Up Girls",,,,IF THEY EXIST and you have one, two, or all three of them PLEASE LET ME KNOW, we will work something out, even if I have to pay you. I Want these sets to be PERFECT for eeryone, not 99% perfect. Jus looks like I am going to have to act on the kindness of strangers for this last few bit. Please, folks, come through for me IF YA CAN. I'll search my room from head to toe to find "What in the World 2" for my Part! Come on HELP all ya brouthas and sassy sistahs OUT!
Present me with the lists of missing discs.....those that were eatten by Mediafirea nd ZIppyshare.....we will get started MONDAY on filling the gaps in for you guys. DO NOT ask for ones that are currently readilly available, I will make you look beyond foolish. If you have ALREADY submitted me a list (AS I ASKED YOU NOT TO), please submit it again, because RIGHT HERE is where I am going to look for them (see? see? I really DID have a reason). PLEASE check and make sure that nothing you are missing is still available through either Mediafire or (more likely) Zippyshare.....some of the ZIppyshare links are getting old and "delete" themselves with 30 days of no activity, so IF you have a Zippyshare volume that is OLDER, back around part 8-9 someting like that GO GET IT before bothering me with it please. the three discs that I discovered to be missing, and were kindly supplied by garageman, are linked under the post "I Knew it Wouldn't be this easy", they are Rapidshare files which can be kind of a pain but be patient and you will get them. Someone here somewhere printed a list of all 175 discs or whatever it is, print it out, store it on your computer, so you can cross reference. WE WILL GET HIS DONE, just PLEASE work WITH me......I am going to my son's basketball tourney out of town tonight and tomorrow and as soon as I get home saturday I am watching the Vikings with a chance to earn a playoff spot, a Christmas miracle II.....after that, I will start on this project, and will work on it all week if need be, it will go quicker because I am not typing all those track names and hunting down pictures and blah blah......get your lits ready, and come SUNDAY evening we will be ready to rock on this project. I thank each and every one of you, for participoating, for commenting, downloading, special thanks for garageman for the three missing discs, AWESOME!, and of course, special thanks to Ryp and Gyro without whom this wonderful project would not exist........Very, very, very few comments on my Christmas "Gallery of Visual Perversions" feature, I guess it's not too popular.....I was thinking of continuing it, I have enough material for another millenium, but if that aint what you folks want i am here to please.....perhaps another blog? See you Sunday Night GO VIKINGS, GO LIONS (My sons team!)
At least it is now 2013 in Ohio, USA......I haven't forgotten all you wonderful people....I got a little burned out posting that whole "USA Garage Greats 1965-67" series, (oh my God I never DREAMED......)....I am going, I swear, sometime this week to start uploading the early volumes that some of you guys haven't gotten....i swear I want EVERYONE that has been enjoying this great series to have ALL of it if they desire.....thanks to all you guys, YOU really put my blog "on the map" with your overwhelming response to this series, and it SHOULD be overwhelming, because the series is so great....the thanks for that go to, as I have said so many times, to Ryp and Gyro at Twilight Zone, who created this, I just hoped to revive interest in it 5 years after the fact and LORD did I ever.....I have everyone's lists of the "missing" discs, look for them later this week. If, after that, you are STILL missing something, contact me (email@example.com) and we will get you hooked up...this is THE most badass series EVER and I WANT everyone who wants it to have ALL of it, really, that is damned important to me....just taking a minute to breathe over the holidays, after getting the whole thing up in a month or so. After that I will resume posting some of the more esoteric stuff in my collection, and maybe some of you will stick around, maybe some will leave, and that is fine too.....1960's garage rock is FAR from my only love, I am a huge fan, also, of 1960's psych, 1970's punk, 1990's grunge, most all metal, new wave, power pop.....just ROCK N ROLL in general. If you like some of the same stuff as I do, I hope you stick around and maybe find something new or something you like. If you are ONLY here as a fan of the "Garage Greats" series, that is cool ,too, glad I could be of help.
Hope 2013 treats all of you well. Hell, I hope it treats ME and MINE well, too.
Rock N Roll!
Have a good weekend and the links will be up when they get up.
I think we are about to put this thing to bed.....I know I have 1 or 2 requests from some of the later Parts.....I've got a LON standing Dwarves reup I told the guy I'd do, and a sweet little girl wishing some Sleater Kinney......I'll take care of all those in the enxt few days. ANYTHING ELSE, before I re-start as though "Garage Greats" were just a dream/mirage? OLDER Reups? Ask nicely, MAYBE you'll get em it it's not too much work. BUT top priority is Garage Greasts.....if you are missing any discs LATER THAN Part 6, please tell me in THIS thread, OR THE ONE BELOW designated for those things (some such as Friend of the Blog Exetor already followed the instructions and WILL be getting his missing disc next day or two.....you too Derrick Singleton of Tucson AZ....I know I said it a while agao, but I'm gonna get em for ya, now that the Garage-Greats-craziness is about at an end.
FINAL WARNING: DO NOT contact me later than (I will draw a LINE IN THE SAND), let us say, Monday January 14 for anything to do with Garage Greats......DO NOT. I will not accept requests for them, and I will make merciless fun of you as well. You have been forewarned, just follow the instructions and we can ALL have this set in it's entirity, But I do not wish to spend even a small percentage of my life on it after that date. Fair ENough?
She (I HOPE it's a she, remembering the whole "Andie James" debacle) seems to be a fan of one of the greatest of all AMerican bands, Sleater Kinney,, such a shame she missed out on the "Best Speater Kinney Post EVER, Parts 1-7), last summer.....but anyaway, in keeping with the rules, she asked NICELY, she wanted ONE good SK boot an dsince I probably have 100 of them, I will turn THREE Of them loose for Erin! Enjoy, Erin, and hope you become a PERMANENT Friend of the BLog as so many others have! Enjoy these and PLEASE us know what your opinion of them is!
SLEATER KINNEY-6/25/05 9:30 CLUB, WASHINGTON DC 01 The Fox/02 Wilderness/03 Step Aside/04 Modern Girl/05 Light Rail Coyote/06 Everything/07 Sympahty/08 Roller Coaster/09 Steep Air/10 Ironclad/11 What's Mine Is Yours/12 Jumpers/13 Let's Call It Love/Entertain/14 One More Hour/15 Oh!/16 Mother (Danzig Cover)/Dig Me Out
SLEATER KINNEY 12/31/04 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NEW YORK NY-01 The Fox/02 Wilderness/03 What's Mine Is Yours/04 Jumpers/05 Rollercoaster/06 Steep Air/07 Bomp (Let's Call It Love)/08 Entertain
SLEATER KINNEY 12/14/04 THE SHOWBOX, SEATTLE WASHINGTON-01 (Intro)/02 One Beat/03 The End Of You/04 Oh!/05 Not What You Want/06 Light Rail COyote/07 Oxygen/08 The Remainder/09 Get Up/10 Everything/11 Step ASide/12 Giraffe/13 Far Away/14 Hollywood Ending/15 Words and Guitar/16 Sympahty/17 Little Babies/18 Entertain/19 (Intermission)/20 Turn It On/21 You're No Rock n Roll Fun/22 Little Mouth
THE LINKS WILL BE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION IN A LITTLE WHILE AFTER I GET EM LOADED.....That Sleater Kinney 7-part post was one of my favorites I ever did. REALLY enjoyed it, ALL of their albums, probably 100 live shows, studio rarities, Peel Sessions, plus stuff from Corin Tucker Band, Wild Flag, Quasi, Heavens to Betsy......I think (unlike when I USUALLY use this term some what sarcastically) it REALLY WAS the "best" Sleater Kinney post ever. I'd need a bunch of encouragement to see that there is a desire, but I could be pursuaded to put that one back up again.....I LOVE me some SLeater Kinney, simply one of the USA's greatest bands, not best "chick" bands, not best "modern" bands, ONE OF THE USA'S BEST ROCK N ROLL BANDS PERIOD. Just an idea, but if you'd like me to take it on again, please say so here. And say hi to Erin Lyndal Martin, I bet she is a wonderful person and FAR too high on the evolutionary scale to hang out with dregs like US!
As I said, Links in a couple hours, unless problemos arise.
Here be ONE Of em
http://www28.zippyshare.com/v/66978457/file.html.... more to come tonight or tomorrow, we'll see, my Michelob/Kratom/Ativan combo may put it off to mornin' tme but we sahll seeeeeee
For the most part Sadistic Mika Band were Guitarist/synthist/vocalist Kazuhiko Kato, his wife Singer Mika Kato, Yukihiro Takashi on drums, Masayoshi Takanaka on Guitar, synth, and vox, and bassist Rey Ohara.
Second album "Black Ship" is just as fine if not better, this time even the TITLES are for the most part in Japanese.....the last track is conveniently entitled "Sayanora", WHO SAYS we can't understand any of their international meanings? Album 3 pretty much completes the picture, it is entitled "Hot! Menu!", and they seem to attempt to strtech out a bit musically, the first two tracks are instros.....the finale, "Tequila Sunrise" is NOT a version of the Eagles non-clalssic, but rather Mika babbling about some drug she took, and by the end of the track, she seems to be snoring! Hard to make this stuff up gang!
Kazuhiko Kato took his own life in 2009.....hopefully he is at peace now.
SELF TITLED-01 01 Dance Is Over/02 Silver Child/03 Cosmic Watch/04 Citron Girl/05 Shadow Show/06 I'm Sittin On the Edge of the Skies/07 Galaxy Way/08 Arienu Republic/09 Milky Way/10 Picnic Boogie
HOT! MENU!-01 Wa-Kah! Chico (Instrumental)/02 Mirage (Instrumantal)/03 Blue/04 Hey Gokigenwa Ikaga/06 Okinawa Boogie/07 Sore Ike! Thomas/08 Funky Mahjang/09 Tequila Sunrise
Rember de drill! Links in a little while. I love all you people and hopw the come-lately "Garage Greats" crowd sitcks around and contributes.......we are all about SHARING music......(I haven't done this one for a while)......sharing, not stealing.....if for any reason anything I post here hurts your delicate feelings, ask ME (as did Bratmobile), and I will remove it......If you wish FEWER people to hear your music than MORE people to hear your music, THAT is up to you and I will comply.....but we are SHARING.....not stealing......IF you have been brainwashed into thinking otherwise, think about what your Mom told you when you were little......"Always share....sharing is GOOD" she told you. She was correct. There is lots of great music out there that some of us cannot access......if I have it, I will SHARE it with you.....hopefully, you with me, as well. If only the REST of the world operated as such.
Love ya see ya tomorrow with GOd knows what!
Originally formed as Warsaw in Manchster in the mid-1970's, Joy Division quickly developed their own unique style of mope-rock that could make Nine Inch Nails "The Downwad Spiral" sound like "The Ramones Leave Home". Truth be told, they were always a bit "much" for me, they took being miserable WAY seriously, wittnessed, of course, by the fact that frontman Ian Curtis killed himeslf on the eve of the band's US tour. Such is life.
"Unknown Pleasures" was released in 1979, haunting and dark, with songs like "She's Lost Control", "Shadowplay", and, well, basically the whole album. If you are into this kind of thing, this is a masterwork as is the follow up, "Closer".....I am going to include the original vinyl pressing of "Closer" here, I think it is more appropriate, and then I will tack on the bonus tracks from "Closer Plus".....you'll see.
Links will be in the comments section in a whiloe, some maybe not until tomorrow......enjoy and leave a comment if there is something here to your liking. Love you all!
PEEL SESSION 11/26/79-01 Love Will Tear Us Apart/02 Twenty Four Hours/03 Colony/04 Sound of Music
HEART AND SOUL-DISC 1 "UNKNOWN PLEASURES PLUS"-01 Digital/02 Glass/03 Disorder/04 Day of the Lords/05 Candidate/06 Insight/07 New Dawn Fades/08 She's Lost Control/09 Shadowplay/10 Wilderness/11 Interzone/12 I Remember Nothing/13 Ice Age/Exercise One/14 Transmission (single version)/15 Novelty (single B Side)/16 The Kill/17 The Only Mistake (single B Side)/18 Something Must Break/19 Auto-Suggestion (Earcom2)/20 From Saftey to Where.....?(Earacom2)
HEART AND SOUL DISC 3 "RARITIES"-01 Warsaw/02 No Love Lost/03 Leaders of Me/04 Failures/05 The Drawback (unreleased)/06 Interzone (unreleased)/07 Shadowplay (unreleased)/08 Execise One (Peel Session)/09 Insight (demo)/10 Glass (demo)/11 Transmissions (demo)/12 Dead Souls (unreleased)/13 Something Must Break (raw mix)14 Ice Age (demo)/15 Walked in Line (raw Mix)/16 These Days (unreleased)/17 Candidate (unreleased)/18 The Only Mistake/19 Chance (Atmosphere) (unreleased)/20 Love Will Tear Us Apart (Peel Session)/21 Colony (Peel Session)/22 As You Said (flexi disc uncredited track)/23 Ceremony (rehearsal tae)/24 In a Lonely Place (detail) (rehearsal tape)
PERMANENT-01 Love Will Tear Us Apart/02 Transmission/03 She's Lost Control/04 Shdowplay/05 Day of the Lords/06 Isolation/07 Passover/08 Heart and Soul/09 Twenty Four Hours/10 THose Days/11 Novelty/12 Dead Souls/13 The Only Mistake/14 Something Must Break/15 Atmosphere/16 Love Will Tear Us Apart-Permanent Mix
LONDON 1979-01 Dead Souls/02 Disorder/03 Wilderness/04 Autosugestion/05 Transmission/06 Day of the Lords/07 She's Lost Control/08 Shadowplay/09 Atrocity Exhibition/10 Insight
LES BAINS DOUCHES 1980-01 Disorder/02 Love Will Tear Us Apart/03 Insight/04 Shadowplay/05 Transmission/06 Day of the Lords/07 Twenty Four Hours/08 These Days/09 A Means to an End/10 Passover/11 New Dawn Fades/12 Atrocity Exhibition/13 Digital/14 Dead Souls/15 Autosuggestion/16 Atmosphere
OK, LOTTA work went into this.....hope to see some good download numbers and good comments one the links are up. I realie this is brutally depressing stuff, it really is, but it serves a purpose no question.......perhaps the next post will be maybe something a bit sunnier? Always looking for suggestions, as I try to make clear. Hope everyone has a good Friday Evening and we'll see what happens tomorrow. But please, if you're a Joy Division fan, grab the stuff you don't have......if your a Joy Division novice (oh, you KIDS), please check this out, it is perhaps the greatest look ever into a truly TORTURED soul, much in it's own way that the music of Nirvana foretold the ultimate, untimely loss of Kurt Cobain. Mr. Curtis, you are missed, I hope that now you are at peace....I always enjoyed your music (when in the right frame of mind), and I know (for one), my brother (mentioned earlier) TRULY loved your work. You DID make the world a better place, sorry that the world couldn't offer you more peace and comfort while you were here.
This stuff is not a HUGE favorite of mine, but it's pretty good, hard rocking stuff, and worthwhile if you are unfamilar......leave a comment if you feel moved in any way to do so.......and please, let me know what you wish to see/hear here....as you see my schedule has gotten a bit irregular since the start of the year, I'd like to get back to something like daily-postings, but I need ideas from the teeming millions!
HALFWAY TO GONE-01 Turnpike/02 Couldn't Even Find a Fight/03 Hammer's Fallin/04 Slidin' Down a Razor/05 Black Night/06 Goof Friend/07 His Name Was Leroi (King of Troy)/08 Burn Em Down/09 The Other Side/10 Out on the Road/11 King of Mean/12 Mr Nasty Time
SECOND SEASON-01 Great AMerican Scumbag/02 Already GOne/03 Black Coffy/04 Escape From Earth/05 Thee Song (A Slight Return)/06 Whiskey Train/07 Brockton's Wake./08 Outta Smokes/09 Lone Star Breakout/10 Never Comin Home
HIGH FIVE-01 Holiday In Altamont/02 The Big W/03 Devil Spit (The Von Zant Shuffle)/04 Kind Words For the Southern Gentleman/05 King Snake/06 Story of My Life/07 Green Mountain Hotshot/08 Limb From Limb/09 Blues From Burnt Fly Bog/10 Stingin/11 Stormy Day/12 Being It
Links in a wee little while!
First of all if you din't read it under the Halfway to Gone post, I am sick sick sick of Zippyshare, it is almost impossible to get shit uploaded, you would not believe it.....I am sticking with it because obviously it is better for downloading, but I think daily posting is going to be imposssible, thanks to Zippyshit. If you are still interested, the Halfway to Gone links are FINALLY up and available. My apologies, but I am not about to PAY FOR a service to do this shit, and using Mediafire....well, we already know about that. Anyway, I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing. If i takes me a little while longer, so it will have to be. Someone sent me something about Zippyshare that was supposed to explain something about it to me, unfortunatley it was in some language that I don't read, so back to square one......(I love rock n roll in foreign languages, printed word not quite so much).
Today three discs from a somewhat underappreciated band from Sweden, the Awesome Machine.....formed in the mid-1990's I don't recall them ever really taking off in the US at all, despite three pretty solid albums of grungy stoner-metal. They shifted members around a good bit, but basically the lineup seemed to be for the most part, bassist Anders Wenander, drummer Tobbe Bovik , guitarist Christian Smedström, and vocalist John Harmansen......interesting if unspectacular stuff, pretty good Kyuss-influenced "desert" rock, tight rythems, good guitar work some pretty good vocals.....if you've enjoyed my past stoner-metal stuff, these will fit nicely on your shelf as well.
I think this was a band that improved with each album, somewhat of the opposite of most band's nrmal career progressions. The first effort, "It's Ugly Or Nothing", is still pretty good, some rocking tunes like "Looking For Sweet Opium" and "No Share"......this was 2000, I think, and then came album #2, "Under the Influence" with perhaps better songs and ighter sound, "Still Got No Share Parts 1 & 2", "Mother's Gone", and "Kick" stand out.
Personally I take the third album, "Soul of a Thousand Years" as the best of the three, but they really all are worth a listen. It's a collection of good (using this term again) Kyuss (or maybe Queens of the Stone Age)-influenced songs, "Eatting Me Slowly","Bring Out The Dead", plenty of highlights.....From all I can tell they called it a career after this one, and as I said, I know VERY few Yanks that are familair with them. I have NO IDEA if they were a big deal in Sweden or not, perhaps someone from that fine country can inform me (preferably one of those fine blonde swedish babes, yummmmy, a TALL one while I'm asking!).......enjoy the albums, I'll get the links up AS SOON AS I CAN or as soon as zippySHIT will allow me to. Please understand I am working as fast as I can to get you some different tunes up (hopefully) EVERY day, but things have slowed down with the Zippyshare problems.....I'm trying to find a solution, and I hope you bare with me.
UNDER THE INFLUENCE-01 Tomorrow/02 Cure Me/03 Black Dove/04 Mothers Gone/05 Kick/06 Emotion Water/07 One/08 Sonic Hustler/09 Desire/10 Under the Veil/11 Still Got No Share Part 1 and 2/12 Reincarnation/13 God Damn Evil
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bare with me on the link uploads......I am LOOKING FOR solutions!
First album "Understand This is a Dream", is, again, for it's genre (that is not a favorite of mine), pretty good....similar to maybe a couple other bands of the era that weren't exactly at the top of my playlist either, Jimmy Eat World and The Get Up Kids, at least that is who it reminds me of. My memory, prior to refamiliarizing, was that album #2 "Emotion Is Dead" was my favorite, still would say that evaluation holds true, "To the Tune of 5000 Screaming Childen" and "Into the Dark" are better, I think, than anything on the debut, and they seem to have moved into more Green Day/Oasis territory......not the MOST orginal band ever, but originality has never been a prerequisite for rock n roll.
Seemingly after a lable change they released the EP "Music From Another Room,"nothing spectacular for my money, and followed that up with the decent "Love", which, just a guess and nothing more, is most likely the album the "true beleivers" would rally behind, and it is a pretty good work. Evidently they chose to call it a career after releasing 2005's "Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat"......
Sorry don't get to excited about them, as I said, this is by request from a friend of the blog, which I am happy to get out there.....I'm sure this band had a ravenous fan base, I obviously thought SOMETHING of them at one time or another since I had their discs around, and if you are a fan of indie/emo rock of that era, you could do much, much worse......enjoy, and leave a comment if you see fit. Links in a little while, Zippyshare willing.
EMOTION IS DEAD-01Into the Dark/02 Don't Push Love Away/03 To the Tune of 5000 Screaming Children/04 We're at the Top of the World/05 Is Patience Still Waiting?/06 Emotion is Dead Part 1/07 If I Told You This Was Killing Me Would You Stop?/08 We're Nothing Without You/09 Something Isn't Right Here/10 Understand the Dream is Over/11 This Is Your Life/12 You Always Say Goodnight, Godnight/13 Emotion Is Dead Pt 2
LOVE-01 Bring It Low/02 Do You Beleive Me/03 Shell of a Man/04 Repeating Repeating/05 Congratulations/06 Jewel To SParkle/07 White Days/08 The Hardest Things/09 DTM/10 Trance/11 In Conversation/12 Into the Dark/13 As It Stands/14 Everything
Before I begin to pontificate about the great 1990's band Pavement, I have a request.....ANYONE have the album "Chinese Burn" by The Len Price Three? Seemingly at least a hard one to find, certainly SOMEONE out here could help a brotha out......
Now as for Pavement....one of the truly great bands of the so-called "alternative" 1990's, Pavement were basically guitarist/vocalist Steven Malkmus, guitarist vocalist Scott Kanneberg, bassist Mark Ibold, drummer Steve West, and percussionist/vocalist Bob Nastanovich. They released five full-lengths in their era, as well as a handfull of EP's.....I THINK that most of the EP tracks have been included on the "expanded/deluxe" reissue versions of the original LP's......
LOTTA material here.....under my "new" upload policy, God knows how long it will take to get these up,but whenever it is I hope you like these!
WESTING (BY MUSKET AND SEXTANT)-01 You're Killing Me/02 Box ELder/03 Maybe Maybe/04 She Beleives/05 Price Yeah!/06 Forklift/07 Spizzle Trunk/08 Recorder Grot/09 Internal K-Dart/10 Perfect Depth/11 Recorder Grot (Rally)/12 Heckler Spray/13 From Now On/14 Angel Carver Blues/Mellow Jazz Docent/15 Drive-By Fader/16 Krell Vid-User/17 Summer Babe/18Mercy Snack: The Laundromat/19 Baptist Blakctick/20 My First Time/21 My Radio
BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS-NICENE CREEDENCE EDITION DISC 2-SHADY LANE SINGLE-01 Slowly Typed/02 Cherry Area/03 Wanna Mess You Around/04 No Tan Lines-BBC RADIO ONE EVENING SESSION 1/15/97-05 And Then (The Hexx)/06 Harness Your Hopes/07 THe Killing Moon/08 Winner of the-OUTTAKES-09 Embassy Row Psych Intro/10 Nigel/11 Chevy (old to Begin)/12 Roll With the Wind-A TRIBUTE TO THE CLEAN COMP-13 Odditty/TIBETAN FEEDOM CONCERT COMPILATION-Type Slowly/14 KCRW MORNING BECOMES ELECTIC2/25/97-15 Neil Hagerty Meets Jon Spencer in a Non-Alcholic Bar/16 DEstroy Mater Dei/17 It's a Rainy Day, Sundhine Girl/18 Maybe Maybe/BBC RADIO ONE PEEL SESSION 8/21/97-19 Date w/IKEA/20 Fin/21 Grave Architecture/22 The Classical-WFNX STUDIOS 2/12/97-23 Space Ghost Theme I/24 Space Ghost Theme II
WOWEE ZOWIE SORDID SENTINELS EDITION DISC 2-01 Senstive Euro Man ("I Shot Andy Warhol" Soundtrack)/02 Stray Fire (Outtake)/LIVE TRACKS-03 Fight This Generation/04 Easilly Fooled/05 Soul Food (Wowee Zowie Session w/Doug Easly Piano)/DESCENDENTS TRIBUTE ALBUM06 It's a Hectic World/STEVE LAMACQ EVENING SESSIONS 3/15/95-07 Kris Kraft/08 Golden Boys/Serpentine Pad/9 Painted Soldiers/10 I Love Perth-MEDUSA CYCLONE/PAVEMENT SPLIT 7"-11 Dancing With the Elders/LIVE AUSTRALIA 1994-12 Half a Canyon/13 Best Friends Arm/14 Brink of the Clouds/Candylad/15 Unfair/16 Easily Fooled/17 Heaven is a Truck/18 Box Elder-SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK COMPILATION-19 No More Kings/20 KIDS IN THE HALL BRAIN CANDY SOUNDTRACK-20 Painted Soldiers/21 We Dance (Alternate Mix)
TERROR TWILIGHT-01 Spit on a Stranger/02 Folk jam/03 You Are a Light/04 Cream of Gold/05 Major Leagues/06 Platform Blues/07 Ann Don't Cry/08 Billie/09 Speak, See, Remember/10 The Hexx/11 Carrot Rope
Straight oughta Asutin Texas come Amplified Heat, fuzzed-out grungy psychedelic stoner-blues......what else can I say? They remind me a bit of Alabama Thunderpussy, maybe a bit more of Five Horse Johnson or Dixie Witch, and, well, you get the idea.....You know I love this shit and I know lots of you guys too can't get enough of it either.......Three good full-lengths and a good EP, I'll have to double check to see if I hae any boots and the like....however, what we DO have here is mighty good stuff. We begin with the self-titled EP "Amplified Heat", fully loaded with great stuff like "Bi-Polar" and "Dead Man Walking", this is a fine EP that any stoner fan will enjoy.
In 2007 they released yet another winner "How Do You Like The Sound of That?"....shorter, punkier tunes such as "Tough Guy" and "Sickness" rule out, but these guys really DO have syle all their own while staying withn the confines of the somewhat limiting (but still beloved) genre.
I guess I should mention that the band is made up of a trio of brothers, guitar/vocalist Jim Ortiz, bassist Gian Ortiz, and drummer Chris Ortiz, I an't really think if another band that was strictly made up of three brothers, although the incredibly little amount about which I care would preclude me from researching it. Good stuff here though, My stoner-rock minions will be loving me again (after Pavement, I'm sure they be ready for some good ol' rock-a-rama!)
SELF TITLED EP-01 Heart Attack/02 I Don't Care/03 Bi-Polar/04 Morning Warning/05 Contraband/06 She Drank That Wine/07 Dead Man Walkin'
IN FOR SIN-01 In FOr SIn/02 Roadrunner/03 Wagon Wheel/04 Just a Junkie/05 Fever/06 Drivin/07 The Gunny/08 All the Aces/09 Trapped/10 Reflections
HOW DO YOU LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT-01 Tought Guy/02 Rambler/03 Man on the Road/04 She Drank that Wine/05 What Went Wrong/06 S.A.P.O./07 Moonshine/08 Through And Through/09 How DO Yo Like the Sound Of That/10 Amplified Boogie/11 Sicknesss
Please please please leave a comment.....let me know what ya think of these lads.....I try to get at least a relatively representative corss section out there of the shit I listen to, sometimes it takes off, sometimes not.....ALWAYS interesting for me though, to see how my tastes rack up against others out there....stoner rockers, rjoice, you ARE going to like this one!
So, for whatever the reason, I was thinking about the greatest of all Rock Critics, Lester Bangs today.....and THAT in turn reminded me of a band that he loved (and, as usual, he was 1000% right), Black Pearl.......never ehard of em? That's your problem Chucky, they cranked out some top notch blue-eyed soul/metal that was YEARS ahead of it's time.....even scored a minor hit with "Forget It", frequently comped on anthologies of the era. The featured THREE guitarists (hear em?), Bruce Benson, Geoffry Morris, and Tom Mulcahey, as well as top notch blues belter BB Feildings, and bassist Geri Causey and drummer Jake Oconner.......they released but two albums, the self titled debut which features the great "Forget It", as well as LOTS of other soul/blues/metal shouters , and "Black Pearl Live" a TRUE rarity that yours truly juts happens to have a vinyl copy of, featuring great, lomg, jamming versions of "Goin' Uptown", and "People Get Ready" as well as lots more. These albums are ALL BUT FORGOTTEN TODAY (they are from late 1960's-early 1970's), but if you think you have heard it "all", and you never heard any Black Pearl, check yourself. Lester Bangs was hardly ever wrong about ANYTHING, and he sure as hell wasn't wrong about this. Two fine albums from a long forgotten band.....trust me, this is kick ass rock n roll, play at maximum volume and appreciate......sometimes history just is NOT FAIR, and this was one of those times. Black Pearl were fucking KICK ASSSS!
BLACK PEARL LIVE-01Goin Uptown/02 I Get the Blues Most Every Night/03 Hermit Freak Show/04 Cold Sweat/05 People Get Ready
Source for tracks 5-15: 2nd gen. cassette, narrow-stereo soundboard
Sean also requested that I include his contact information, and here it be:
contact Sean Smith @ firstname.lastname@example.org” so he can get all his hate mail "directly....
I REALLY want to know what you guys think of this. I'd LOVE to amature, bar bands, new and old, on this blog, LOVE to, listening to that stuff is REAL LIFE, listening to blowhards like Corrosion of Conformity is phony, ANTI-rock n roll.......and we know, ROCK N ROLL is FOR REAL
I have no artwork for this post, so I will simply do what I ususally do in such a situation and put a series of hot-ass bitches out there for your (mostly MY) pleasure!
At least "tied" for the "best, because they were short lived and put out only this "album", which in fact is an EP coupled with some other demo tracks......the thing is I always REALLY liked it. Just listened to it again today, and to me it's kind of an unappreciated stoner classic. Singer John Garcia, guitarist Chris Hale, bassist Damon Garrison, and drummer Brady Houghton made out the lineup, and the sound is VERY Kyuss-like, which is perhaps why some don't like the album (it's VERY VERY Kyuss like!).....they released the four-track EP "Amusing the Amazing" in 1996, and later editions of it turned up with the five tracks added on from their earlier demo.....I've never heard a live recording, I hear that some do exist, and I'd LOVE to hear one if anyone has one. Anyway, Garcia broke up the band and went on to sing with two other bands whom I have featured on the blog before, Unida and Hermano, I think this ranks somewhere in that basic chain......for being a pieced together "album", it flows pretty well, and rocks from top to bottom. You're going to like it if you like Kyuss, Unida, Hermano, and all the usual suspects. See ya tomorrow!
01 The Prizefighter/02 Muezli/03 Pilot the Dune/04 July/05 Wheel Fall/06 Positiva/07 Cactus Jumper/08 Round Trip/09 Snake Hips......link will be up in a little while.
First up is NOT exactly what I was looking for, I was actually looking for "Leave Stockholm" by Gabba, a positively wonderful set of Abba tunes done Ramones-style.....I KNOW I have it here somewhere, when I find it I WILL put it up, it's a "must-hear", trust me......but, settling for maybe second best, we have The Ramouns also great "Rockaway Beachboys", in which tunes such as "Fun Fun Fun" "Surfin Safari" and "Help Me Rhonda" get Ramones-style workover. It's a funny joke, once......Gabba is better, I swear I need to find it.
OK, lets wrap this up with a disc from England's The Rotters.....they churned out some fairly pedestrian goof-ball punk in the early 1980's (evidently they are still at it).....I have included here the album "Wrench to the Nuts", with it's song titles such as "My Penis Hurts" and "Please Don't Probe Me with the Butt Scope Doctor", but the reason I'm including this one is the bonus single I'm attaching to the album, the legendary "Sit on My Face Stevie Nicks", which if I remember got Lindsay Buckingham pissed off enough to threaten legal action and get the track pulled (Or something, don't feel like looking up the specifics)
Nothing life changing here, but just felt like putting some humor up there today......pleaes comment on these if they are new to you, or if you fond memories of any of them.
THE RAMOUNS-ROCKAWAY BEACHBOYS-01 Surfin Safari/02 Shut Down/03 Surfin USA/04 Little Honda/05 409/06 In My Room/07 I Get Around/08 Little Deuce Coupe/09 Fun Fun Fun/10 Help Me Rhonda/11 Catch a Wave/12 Do It Again
THE RUGBURNS-MORNING WOOD-01 Single Life/02 Gold's Gym Guy/03 Pitbull/04 My Boyfriend/05 I Want To Learn About Love/06 Holliston Street/07 Football Tonite/08 Rioting/09 Hitchiker Joe/10 My Carphone's On the Pill/11 Kilkenny Man/12 You Should've Told Me/13 Rub Somebody (The Right Way)/14 Me and Eddie Vedder
Going to dinner, hopefully Zippy has me a couple links ready by then! Please leave comments on these, I DO try to do something a little different every now and then.