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    This is anothre of those frustrating cases where I really want to indroduce some novices to a band, but information on them is both 1) scarce, and 2) in another language (in this case Italian).....I'll do what I can but English language info here is VERY limited.....you know I love foreign language rock n roll, but foreign language printed word is quite another matter.

    And a shame it is, I would like to know more about them, because this is some VERY good stuff. They blend 90's grungish riffs with the heavy psych sound of the great stoner bands, and they have a really unique sound that still rocks like hell......Made up of vocalist/guitarist/synth player Philip Leonardi, bassist Jack Pasghin, and drummer Alfredo Cosoni, they have released three albums (that I can find or know of).....I'd love to hear some more, some live stuff or demos or something, but this is kind of like the Fluid Underground thing in which I REALLY liked the stuff but was very limited by the Serbian language most of the information was printed in.....can't have everything.

    Album #1 seems to have been released on a smaller label, info on it is REALLY hard to find, it seems to have emerged in around 2004 or so. It is entitled "Hombre Scarlette", and is full of Italian song titles to which I have no clue as the the translation, and some pretty fair grungy/stoner/psych.....the other two albums seem to have been released on Go Down records, apparently a bit bigger label, as they are far more accessable and easier to at least find SOME liner notes, etc......

    THe second albaum, "Mandria", is very good, mixing a bit of proggy-synth sounds into the stew, (2009), and the third (final? can't tell if they are still active) from 2011 is entitled "Sequoia Seeds", and, although the titles are in English, they often make about as much sense as if they were not ("Once Were Mud"? "Three Gorges Danm'"?.....anyway, this album rocks like a mother and you will be doing yourelf a disservice if you do not check it out, ALL fans of stoner rock, heavy psych, and grunge metal, I HIGHLY recommend this. Check it out and PLEASE leave me a comment, I'd like to know if anyone shares my enthusiasm.

    Now a small rant....who the hell was the first to think that putting "hidden" tracks at the end of CD's was "cool"? It wasn't and it still isn't ("Sequoia Seeds" contains one, one of the albums better tracks "No Man's Land")......what EXATLY is the point of  "hiding" these tracks? Are people REALLY so simple minded that they think if they "discover" this stuff that they are onto some heavy  secret information? Personally i find it to be annoying, and a trend that was stale and tired twenty years ago.

    links in a little while.......hopefully tonight, if not, you know the drill, BUT PLEASE DO NOT OVERLOOK THESE ALBUMS.....THEY ARE EXCEPTIONAL , at least to THESE ears.

    SCARLETTE HOMBRE-01 E Ven Miseria/02 Criptotermiti/03 Elettrica, Noia/04 Ti Sento Come Fossi Un Brivido/05 Fastidi Danzanti/06 Bonsai/07 Magnuga/08 Se Un Giorno E' Grigio Il Mondo

    MANDRIA-01 Collirio d'Oltremare/02 E' Permesso?/03 Povero Diavolo/04 Mandria/05 Il Ponti dei Frati/06 Due Punti Per Una Linea/07 F.T./08 Infrarosse Pt. 1 Eterna/09 Infraosse Pt. 2 Chirlante/10 Infrarosse Pt. III Brillanda/11 Reverberation

    SEQUOIA SEEDS-01 The Weaner/02 H.a.a.r.p./03 Supercell/04 Three Gorges Danm'/05 The River/06 Sequoia/07 One Were Mud/08 Awakening With Curiosity/09 Ratla Klim/10 No Man's Land

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    I know I have deprived you of any rocking tunes for a couple of days, sometimes that's just the way it goes......I'm on the State of Ohio's "emergency" list of snow plow drivers, meaning when the "real" drivers are all too tired, they call me....so I've been dong that the last few days, plus my son had a basketball game tonight......fear not, I am not giving up on the blogging thing, at least not yet.....I was all over the Ipod on the way to the game tonight, in fact, trying to think of some novel things to post over the weekend.......Down River? Chicks on Speed? Abe Diddy and the Krautboys? Altamont? Could be any one of them tomorrow, or something else completely different, unless, of course, it snows more (it is supposed to) and they call me in to plow the shit again, in which case you GET NOTHING! (I'd give odds they call me to plow during the Super Bowl on Sunday)......anyway, I get used to posting EVERY day, I'd bet SOME of you (1 or 2 anyway) get used to it also, but it just isn't always possible......I'll do my best to get some shit up for you guys over the weekend, unless of course, duty calls, in which case my love.... of the almighty dollar will trump any feelings of obligation I have for YOU slugs.......so, anyway, I hope to bring you a really cool, post tomorrow (Saturday) unless the work thing gets in the way....but for now, I gotta run, Sheryl Crowe tells me my dinner is ready.....til then, be safe and well......

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  • 02/02/13--10:53: The best Le Tigre post, ever
  • Angry lesbian/feminist/leftists put out a couple of pretty fair albums in the early 2000's, if you're unfamiliar this may or may not be your thing.....kind of a mix of Riot Grrrrl-ish punk rock and electroclash noise, all held together with a political view somewhere to the left of Rage Against the Machine......if that sounds like your cup of tea, you've come to the right place. If not, well, one of these days I'll get around to that "Best Skrewdriver post ever" I've been holding out on for so long now (and I'm serious about that too.....I think Skrewdriver and Angry Aryans have every right in the world to put thier ideas to music, every bit as much as do Le Tigre, RATM, Tom Robinson, et al.......I've posted a LOT more leftist stuff than I have the opposite (the left DOES seem to have better musical chops), but my point is that when I DO post Skrewdriver or Ian Stuart and the Klansmen or something, I expect the "Freedom of speech" crowd to be as tolerant as they are of the leftist stuff I have so often posted......I am a true "common sense" type, without much use for PURE liberal OR conservative thought.....but I DO try to respect the rights of others to state their views as they see fit, which is more than I can say for soi many I have encountered on both the left AND the right.

    Le Tigre were formed by Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill (on whom I have never done a post, but should, really liked some of their stuff as well) along with Johanna Fateman and JD Samson (Sadie Benning was a member for the first album only, I beleive)...the self titled debut came out in 1999, I don't think I could describe the style/sound any better than I already have, this is pure lesbian/feminist music, as "pure" as one could possibly want to hear.....again, if this is your "thing", it's pretty damn good ("Hot Topic" and "What's Yr Take on Cassavettes?" are standout tracks, not that they are the only ones)....in my opinion, though, their best moment was 2001's fine "Feminist Sweepstakes" with some crushing tunes like "Fake French" and the fabulously angry "FYR" (their best track, IMO).....if you only want to try out ONE, make it "Feminist Sweepstakes"......

    They switched lables and in 2004 released thier final (I assume) "official" album, "This Island", not bad but no match for the two earlier albums.....if you freak for this stuff, though, you will want to have this one as well.....for some reason I have quite a few rarities from these ladies, a fine EP entitled "From the Desk of Mr Lady", which features the classic song title "They Want Us to Make a Symphony Out of the Sound of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues"....can't go wrong with THAT right? I also have a live EP recorded in Sweden 2002, with a smoking version of "FYR" and some tunes not available on the albums.....

    I have another EP, having a hard time finding out exactly what it is, it is 2002 remixes of some of the songs off of "Feminist Sweepstakes", evidently according to some of my gibberish notes, the remixes were possibly performed by electro-wizards Chicks on Speed? I could be wrong about that. Finally ANOTHER remix album, featuring all sorts of remixes of tracks from "This Island".

    This is good music, to me......politically it as at the very least challenging and thought provoking, and the better suff like "FYR" hits like a sledgehammer. I know some will not like this, but as I said before, some would not like Skrewdriver (come to think of it I DID post Prussian Blue once, forgot about that)......if you're offended by the views/thoughts of others, frankly, you have wandered into the wrong blog.

    The snow is snowing, and I'm going to have to go plow some of it tonight......I hope everyone stays safe. Super Bowl tomorrow, I could care less who wins it, but me thinks it'll be the 49ers taking their sixth SB title......anyone else have any thoughts? I may not even get to watch it live as I may still be plowing snow at that point in time.......if so it will be the first one EVER, yes EVER, that I did not watch live.....if I can make 3 or 4 hundred bucks plowing snow and have a perfectly working TIVO common sense dictates showing me the money.....even if the Vikings were playing? Don't be silly......I'd be plowng in HELL, because it will, in such a case, no doubt be freezing over......

    LE TIGRE-01 Deceptacon/02 Hot Topic/03 What's Yr Take on Cassavettes?/04 The Empty/05 Phanta/06 Eau d'Bedroom Dancing/07 Let's Run/08 My My Metrocard/09 Friendship Station/10 Slideshow at Free University/11 Dude Yr So Crazy/12 Les and Ray


    FEMINIST SWEEPSTAKES-01 LT Tour Theme/02 Shred A/03 Fake French/04 FYR/05 On Guard/06 Much Finer/07 Dyke March 2001/08 Tres Bien/09 Well Well Well/10 TGIF/11 My Art/12 Cry For Everything Bad That's Ever Happened/13 Keep On Livin'

    THIS ISLAND-01 On the Verge/02 Seconds/03 Don't Drink Poison/04 After Dark/05 Nanny Nanny Boo Boo/06 TKO/07 Tell You Now/08 New Kicks/09 Viz/10 This Island/11 I'm So Excited/12 Sixteen/13 Punker Plus

    FROM THE DESK OF MR LADY-01 Get Off the Internet/02 Bang! Bang!/03 They Want Us To Make a Symphony Out of the Sound of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues/04 Yr Critique/05 Gone B4 Yr Home/06 Mediocrity Rules/07 All That Glitters

    LIVE SWEEN 2002-01 Tour Theme/02 My Art/03 The Empty/04 FYR/05 My My Metrocard/06 Mediocrity Rules/07 Critique/08 Keep On Livin'/09 Deceptacon/10 Let's Run

    2002 REMIXES-01 Decaptacon/02 Dyke March 2001/03 Much Finer/04 Tres Bien/05 On Guard/06 Mediocrity Rules


    2005 THIS ISLAND REMIXES-01 Nanny Nanny Boo Boo (Junior Senior Remix)/02 TKO (Peaches Knockout Mix)/03 After Dark (Ndb Vocal Disco Mix)/04 Nanny Nanny Boo Boo(Arthur Baker vs Coleman and Spencer Smashter Remix)/05 After Dark (Morsels Pink Noise Vocal Mix)/06 Nanny Nanny Boo Boo (Craig C's Turn It Up Vocal Mix)/07 After Dark (Morsels Pink Noise Dub Mix)


    Links hopefully in a little while if that wonderous Zippyshare continues it's fine performance

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  • 02/03/13--14:05: The best Peaches post ever
  • Don't ever call ol' uncle BigScott62 anything if NOT "diverse"....slipping in the electro-pop-disco stylings of Peaches today......obviously, Peaches is MY kinda gal, ie, a slut, and, at least in her stage persona/lyrics is anything BUT diverse, unless we are talking about her alleged lengthy list of partners......

    Her name actually is Merrill Beth Nisker.....first album, "The Teaches of Peaches", full of foul-mouthed (yummy) sexual bravado, "Fuck the Pain Away", "Set it Off", "Lovertits".....gettin the idea here? this was a moderately shocking/novel concept at the time, this is, musically, I don't think NOT Peaches best work, it does set the pattern without question.

    Much better, I think, is the second album "Fatherfucker".....A BIT more versatile lyrically, not a WHOLE lot, but does feature a rocking duet with Iggy Pop (!), "Kick It".......a Sonny and CHer frm some twisted, LSD inspired teenage wet dream, Peaches and Iggy Pop. Imagine it.

    2006 saw the release of "Impeach My Bush", and by now Peaches knew her formula and was in the process of practically beating it to death....still some good stuff on here, notably "Boys Wanna Be Her", one of her best efforts....and let's see, what else....."Fuck or Kill"....."Two Guys For Every Girl"....."Tent In Your Pants".......do you need hit with a sledgehammer or what?  You're either going to like this stuff as a cool sexy novelty (my view) or you're going to hate it and be of the head-shaking, "Hey, how about you post some Wolfmother" side of things.......what can I say, I like these albums, still listen to em now and again, and they ahve held up pretty well, and Peaches has improved as a musician, singer, and writer (Never seen her live, don't think I'd live through it)

    Her most recent album "I Feel Cream" from 2009, I'll put it up here as a completer, but for me the "stuff" was gone.....seemingly wishing to go the "serious artist" route was NOT a great plan as I see it, although, still there is some worthwhile stuff here, ("More", "Talk to Me")......

    A lot of you aren't going to like these, if you come here simply for head banging stuff, but I like me some electro-slut-disco myself at times, if unfamiliar you may enjoy this (maybe not as well).....I recommend "Fatherfucker" if you're going in for only one, followed by "Impeach my Bush"........

    Is this rock n roll? Well, to me, yes.....rock n roll is a LOT about sex. I once quoted Chrissie Hynde in this blog as saying "Don't think you can just go out there and stick your tits out.....it's rock n roll, it's not FUCK ME, it's FUCK YOU!"......I agree for the MOST part, but sometimes there is a place for some good old "Fuck me" music as well.....Peaches fits that bill to an absolute T.

    Some head clearing riff rock of some sort tomorrow, promises!

    THE TEACHES OF PEACHES-01 Fuck the Pain Away/02 AA XXX/03 Rock Show/04 Set It Off/05 Cum Undun/06 Diddle My Skittle/07 Hot Rod/08 Lovertits/09 Suck and Let Go/10 Sucker/11 Felix Partz/12 Sex (I'm a...)

    FATHERFUCKER-01 I Don't Give a ...../02 I'm the Kinda/03 I U She/04 Kick It/05 Operate/06 Tombstone Baby/07 Shake Yer Dix/08 Rock N Roll/09 Stuff Me Up/10 Back It Up Baby/11 The Inch/12 Bag It

    IMPEACH MY BUSH-01 Fuck Or Kill/02 Tent In Your Pants/03 Hit It Hard/04 Boys Wanna Be Her/05 Downtown/06 Two Guys For Every Girl/07 Rock the Shocker/08 You Love It/09 Slippery Dick/10 Give Er/11 Get It/12 Do Ya/13 Stick it to the Pimp

    I FEEL CREAM-01 Serpentine/02 Talk To Me/03 Lose You/04 More/05 Billionaire/06 I Feel Cream/07 Trick or Treat/08 Show Stopper/09 Mommy Complex/10 Mud/11 Relax/12 Take You On

    Be forewarned I'm gonna watch the Super Bowl, so I MAY not get these links up until morning.....I'll try during commercials and shit to see what's going on with my first love Zippyshare, HOPEFULLY I'll get them up tonight......PLEASE leave a comment if you check these out (pro or con), I TRY to get some DIFFERENT shit up there, need to know how it is recieved........

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    I know, I know, I said I'd get some brain clearing riff-o-rama up on Monday after a weird weekend of Le Tigre and Peaches, but after all those Peaches tracks I had to go be alone for a while.......anyways, hope ya like ths post, from Sweden's (International) Noise Conspiracy.....pretty damn good garage/punk band, for as good as they were, almost shckingly unknown. Consisting of singer Dennis Lyxzen, guitarist Lars Stromberg, bassist Inge Johansen, and drummer Ludwig Dahlberg, they started out in the late 1990's, with the album, "The First Conspiracy"......continuing an unintentional trend, we haveyet anothe band that leans heavily on leftist politics for it's identity.......so it goes....."The First Conspiracy" is  collection of singles, mostly short, punkish-leftist blasts such as "Abolish Work" (Well, I'm all about THAT.....), and "T.I.M.E.B.O.M.B."....imaginea slightly less angry Swedish Rage Against the Machine, and maybe you'd about have it.

    Now, then, the second LP, "Survival Sickness" is MUCH better, featuring the stunning title track and other killer tunes such as "Smash It Up" and "The Reproduction of Death"...this is a REALLY good album, never really took off here in the US, don't know how it did abroad, but I know of VERY few people that are into this album.......it is woth the effort.

    "A New Morning, Changing Weather" is quite good as well, not quite "Survival Sickness", but pretty good in its own rite, bolstered by "Bigger Cages, Longer Chains",  and "Capitalism Stole My VIrginity"......pretty good stuff.  The next album "Armed Love",is something less than spectcular, and I don't seem to even have 2008's "The Cross Of My Calling" (sorry), if any ofyou fine people have it, hook me up and I'll post it as well.......

    Thanks to a Pirate Bay torrent, though, I have a TON of EP's from these guys and I'm putting them ALL up for ya......a few live discs, sounds like they were a pretty fair live band as well......so here they be.

    Sorry, I didn't get around to this till Tuesday, but be honest, you're still poundiongyour meat to Peaches anyway, it'd take you a day to recover......The (International) Noise Conspiracy are never going othe Rock N Roll Hal of Fame (like, who cares?), but they did make some underappreciated leftist punk rock that you can enjoy here, and I bet they don't cry to Zippyshare about the use of their tunes......fans of the Clash, Rancid, maybe even Crass should check this out.

    I'm usre some of you guys are gonna KILL me if I don't lighten up and unleash some good old drugged-up stoner rock jams, so I assure you that the next post will be loud and stupid and stoned out.....I know, a long time to go without yer fix of that stuff!

    THE FIRST CONSPIRACY-01 The First Conspiracy/02 Abolish Work/03 A New Language/04 Do U Know My Name/05 T.I.M.E.B.O.M.B./06 The Sin Crusade/07 The Blast Off/08 Young Pretenders Army/09 I Swear If U Do/10 Airports/11 Intorduction to the....../12 Black Mask

    SURVIVAL SICKNESS-01 I Wanna Know About You/02 The Subversive Sound/03 Smash It Up/04 (I've Got) Survival Sickness/05 The Reproduction of Death/06 Imposter Costume/07 Intermission/08 Only Lovers Left Alive/09 Do I Have to Spell It Out?/10 Will It Ever Be Quiet?/11 Enslavement Blues/12 Ready Steady Go

    A NEW MORNING, CHANGING WEATHER-01 A Northwest Passage/02 Up For Sale/03 Bigger Cages. Longer Chains/04 Breakout 2001/05 A Body Treatise/06 Born Into a Mess/07 New Empire BLues/08 Capitalism Stole My Virginity/09 Last Century Promise/10 Dead Language Of Love/11 A New Morning, Changing Weather

    ARMED LOVE-01 A Small Demand/02 The Way I Feel About You/03 Let's Make History/04 The Dream is Over/05 All In All/06 Black Mask/07 Communist Moon/08 This Side of Heaven/09 Like a Landslide/10 Armed Love

    BIGGER CAGES LONGER CHAINS EP-01Bigger Cages, Longer Chains/02 Beautiful All Alone/03 Baby Doll/04 Waiting For Salvation/05 A Textbook Example/06 When Words Are Not Working

    LIVE EP-01 Black Mask/02 Smash It Up/03 A Small Demand/04 Capitalism Stole My VIrginity/05 The Way I Feel About You

    LIVE AT OSLO JAZZ FESTIVAL-01 New Empire Blues/02 Bigger Cages Longer Chains/03 Born Into a Mess/04 Smash It Up/05 Survival Sickness/06 Capitalism Stole My Virginity/07 A Body Treatise/08 Bodyheat/09 Will It Ever Be Quiet?/10 Ever Feel Cheated

    YOUR CHOICE LIVE SERIES-01 A Northwest Passage/02 Bigger Cages Longer Chains/03 Up For Sale/04 Smash It Up/TV Eye/05 Born Into a Mess/06 Capitalism Stole My Virginity/07 WIll It Ever Be Quiet/08 A New Morning, Changing Weather


    OK, these guys put out a TON of EP's with a lot of overlap with their full lengths....the way this torrent was constructed, the creator ELIMINATED the overlap on the EP's......what we have left is an EP worth of cool non-album tracks, which I will present to you as "NON ALBUM TRACKS" (by the way, I agree with and appreciate that type of torrent construction, although I doubt MOST would)

    NON ALBUM TRACKS-01 Inner City Rejects/02 Sleeping Pills/03 The Transmission/04 Simulcra Overload/05 Ever Felt Cheated/06 United By Haircuts/07 Weighing War On Coma/08 Written on the Bourgeois Body/09 My Star/10 Free Me


    Lotta links here guys, hopefully I can get em up for ya tonight but I kinda doubt it honestly.....we'll see how it goes, and if they aren't up tonight check tomorrow.....really like to hear your thoughts on what I consider a fairly underappreciated band, whomixed some pretty fair music with some pretty dedicated leftist politics......(remember as I said before, I am neither especiall "left" leaning nor "right" leaning, I prefer a logical, common sense approach to most issues, HOWEVER from my blog, one would think I was a HARD CORE leftist, due to my posting tendencies. Why? As I've said before, I think it is clear, the LEFT has FAR FAR FAR better musical chops.......that be the name of THAT tune!






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    Well, the response to Pater Nambrot was decent, not great, but I feel like shoving some Italian psych/drone/metal dn yor throats nonetheless, thusly, I present Ufomammut (do not ask me what thier name means, I have nary a clue).....comprised of guitarist/synth man Poia, bassist/vocalist/synth man Urlo, and drummer Vita. they have composed some very original, atmospheric, wierd spacy psych/metal......I commned these VERY highly, please give them a listen and let me know your thoughts.

    They debuted in 2000 with "Godlike Snake", a very good set with spacy, tippy tracks like "Zerosette" and "Superjunkhead".......THIS is drug-rock supreme, you can space on this shit BIG time, almostwishing I still dropped acid so I could get the "full effect" of this shit, not kidding......in 2004 they released the even better "Snailking" ....more of the same, this stuff is trippy, TOTALLY psychedelic, and HIGHLY original.....again, I HIGHLY recommend these discs., this one, of course , capped by the somewhat amazing half hour long "Demontain".... Album #3  was 2005's "Lucifer Songs", yet another fine set of long, spacy acid/metal jams.....I REALLY cannot think of anyone to compare these albums to, which, if you know me, is one of the greatest compliments I could pay them.....

    In 2008, they released "Idolum", beleive me, these guys knew their formula, but it is GREAT stuff, perhaps some of the VERY greatest unknown heavy psych out there (at least in the US, I have no clue as to their popularity level at home)....finally in 2012 they released "Eve", basically 1 track in five "movements", spread over a CD.....smart, progressive, heavy, trippy, thought provoking......Ufomammut is a FUCKING GREAT band who has provided some GREAT music to the world......it is CRIMINAL that they are unknown to the degree that they are (again, at least in the US)........you owe it to yourselves to check these albums out, i GUARENTEE you will bethanking me later. Ufomammut is the fucking bomb. DO NOT miss these great albums!

    GODLIKE SNAKE-01 UFO Part 1/02 Statn/03 Oscillator/04 Snake/05 Zerosette/06 Smoke/07 Nowhere/08 Superjunkhead/09 Hozomeen/10 Mammut

    SNAILKING-01 Blotch/02 Hopscotch/03 Lacrimosa/04 Odio/05 God/06 Alcool/07 Braindome/08 Demontaing

    LUCIFER SONGS-01 Blind/02 Hellcore/03 Hypnotized/03 Mars/05 Astrodronaut

    IDOLUM-01 Stigma/02 Stardog/03 Hellectric/04 Ammonia/05 Nero/06 Destroyer/07 Void-Elephantom

    EVE-01 I/02 II/03 III/04 IV/05 V

    These are great, great albums......fine music. Please leave a comment and tell me whether or not you'd agree......man, if I still smoked pot or dropped acid or whatever, this would be cranking 24/7!


    Links in a little while.....like hea-vee maan

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    Oh, my did this album freak out my delicate ten year old brain back in 1972......"Stoner Rock", pure and simple, 35 years before anyone ever dreamed of the terminology. The self-titled debut is an absolute masterpiece of heavy psychedelic blues/rock, the stoner bands of the 2000's are still trying to catch up to it, it is, in my opinion, the blueprint for MOST music that we currently place under the "stoner" tent, right down to the very awesome 3-D album cover. Captain Beyond, for this disc, were vocalist Rod Evans, guitarist Rhino, bassist Lee Dorman,  drummer Bobby Caldwell, and keyboardist Lewie Gold......it is hard to explain how wonderful this album was then, and today remains a brilliant and influential period piece, a definitive one. The tracks run together to perfection (check that transition from "Dancing Madly Backwards" into "Armworth"), lyrically as stupidly pretentious as only to be fantastic ("What was my Armworth when they took it away?")......it is full of multi-part songs, reprises, returns.....ALL tracks are great, hard to talk about  the album  without mentioning "I Can't Feel Nothin'", "Frozen Over", "As the Moon Speaks to the Sea".....and that's about a thrd of it.....the amazing guitar work on "Myopic Void"....the vocals on most ALL of the album (some of the greatest singing of the style you'll ever hear (even though, as said before the "style" per se didn't even exist at the time.........

    And then it was over. Just like that. They released two more studio LP's (with various personnel switches), "Sufficiently Breathless" and "Dawn Explosion", and they are AWFUL. I actually have a vinyl copy of one of them (I think it's "Dawn Explosion"), and they are BOTH available in a Pirate Bay torrent. To me, they are so bad I am not about to waste my time putting them up.

    So what else is there? Well "Frozen Over" is a 1973 Dallas show that touches on most of the first album's highlights, and throws in "Stone Free" (!) as an encore.....also we have a double CD set, "The Completer", which features live stuff from various venues mostly in 1971-72, but (warning) a bunch of stuff from 1977 as well........these recordings are not great,in fact for the most part they are fairly poor (still better than "Sufficiently Breathless" of "Dawn Explosion", though) but they are what we have to document one of the great one-shot wonders of musical history. Not to be missed.

    CAPTAIN BEYOND-01 Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air)/02Armworth/03 Myopic Void/04 Mesmerization Eclipse/05 Raging River of Fear/06 Thousand Days of Yesterdays (intro)/07 Frozen Over/08 Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Time Since Come and Gone)/09 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 1)/10 As the Moon Speaks (To the Waves of the Sea)/11 Astral Lady/12 As the Moon Speaks (Return)/13 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 2)

    FROZEN OVER-DALLAS 1973-01 Intro/02 Distant Sun/03 Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air)/04 Armworth/05 Myopic Void/06 Drifitng In Space/07 Pandora's Box/08 Thousand Days of Yesterdays/09 Frozen Over/10 Butterfly Bleu/11 Mesmerization Eclipse/12 Drum Solo/13 Mesmerization Eclipse (Reprise)/14 Stone Free

    THE COMPLETER DISC 1-01 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 1)/02 As the Moon Speaks (To the Waves of the Sea)/03 Astral Lady/04 As the Moon Speaks (return)/05 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 2)/06 Dancing Madly Backwards (on a Sea of Air)/07 Armworth/08 Myopic Void/09 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part )/10 As the Moon Speaks (To the Waves of the Sea)/11 Astral Lady/12 As the Moon Speaks (return)/13 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 2)/14 Dancing Madly Backwards (On  a Sea of Air)/15 Armworth/16 Myopic Void/17 Thousand Days of Yesterdays/18 Frozen Over

    TRACKS 1-8 Montreaux 9/18/71, TRACKS 9-18 Miami 5/19/72

    THE COMPLETER DISC 2-01 Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air)/02 Armworth/03 Myopic Void-Thousand Days of Yesterdays/04 Frozen Over-Dawn Explosion-Mesmerization Eclipse/05 Drum Solo/06 Mesmerization Eclipse/07 Taped Intro/08 Distant Sun/09 Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air)/10 Armworth/11 Myopic Void/Breath of Fire/12 Sweet Dreams/13 Fantasy/14 Thousand Days of Yesterdays/15 Frozen Over/16 Oblivion/17 Instrumental Jam/Meserization Eclipse/18 Drum Solo/19 Mesmerizatio Eclipse/Dawn Explosion

    So, 1 stone-cold, must have must hear CLASSIC album, and a bunch of filler basically.......if you have an interest, check out the live stuff, but by NO MEANS are you to miss "Captain Beyond", a record that literally changed the life of THIS ten year old!


    Links will be up when I get them up, you know I work like a DOG to bring you the finets in rock n rolllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Leave comments. This is one classic album that deserves discussion!

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    It's hard to beleive that Aersomith was once actually "good", most of you likely weren't yet born at the time, but they really were a kickass solid blues based hard rock band from about the time of "Dream On" until (being charitable) "Draw the Line"........of course, they have been a pathetic, "American Idol" appearing joke ever since, sobering up was perhaps ONE of their worst career moves, there have been others......such a shame when  a band doesn't "know their place" and stick around for some thrity years too long. Such a long time since they were doing kick-ass shit like "SOS (Too Bad)" and "Last Child", too bad the memory you li'l 'uns are going to have of them are going to be that douche Tyler's appearances on "American Idle" and crap like "Love in the Elevator" and "Rag Doll" (GAG).......

    Anyway, while the band was in one of it's periodic snits and not talking too each other (been going on forever) or this member or that member was enjoying his annual rehab stint (ditto), Joe Perry at one time actually put together a VERY kickass hard rocking band, quite imaginatively labled the Joe Perry Project. I saw them in concert once (if I recall correctly they opened for another classic 1970's plodder, Nazareth, and BLEW THEM OFF THE STAGE). They were Joe Perry and a bunch of guys I'd never heard of, but MAN on that night did they crank out a racket......went and investigated an album of theirs the next day, and, for certain, it was better than shit like Aerosmith's "Night in the Ruts" or any of that garbage.....

    So what do I got for ya? I have the very good debut "Let the Music Do the Talking", and the two follow ups, made, I guess when Aerosmith were on their various rehab breaks or whatever, I'm also going to include a "Greatest Hits" thing, here ("The Music STILL Does the Talking", which unless you are really a Joe Perry fanatic will most certainly sucffice for you)

    Nothing incredible here....just some real good Aerosmith (when they were good)-style hard riff rock, fans of Aersosmith (high school in the 1970's like myself?) should really get a kick out of these albums. Great tracks "East Coast/West Coast", "Let the Music Do the Talking", "No Subsitute for Arrogance"......good hard rock tunes, better than anything Aeroshit would put out post-1979......and that is SOMETHING. These are fairly forgotten albums, enjoy them. A look at Wikipedia reveals that they released an album in 2009 also (!) and I have absolutely ZERO interest in EVER hearing it!

    By the way I always thought one of the most underappreciated Aerosmith songs was "Bright Light Fright" from the "Draw the Line" album on which Perry handled the vocals.....good track, really, the highlight (pretty much) of that album, and a pretty good preview of what you'll hear here.

    LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING-01 Let the Music Do the Talking/02 Conflict of Interest/03 Discount Dogs/04 Shooting Star/05 Break Song/06 Rockin Train/07 The Mist is Rising/08 Ready on the Firing Line/09 Life at a Glance

    ONCE A ROCKER ALWAYS A ROCKER-01 Once a Rocker Always a Rocker/02 Black Velvet Pants/03 Women In Chains/04 King of Kings/05 Crossfire/06 Adrianna/07 Four Guns West/08 Bang a Gong/09 Walk With Me Sally/10 Never Wanna Stop

    I'VE GOT THE ROCK N ROLLS AGAIN-01 East Coast West Coast/02 No Substitute for Arrogance/03 I've Got the Rock N Rolls Again/04 Buzz Buzz/05 Soldier of Fortune/06 TV Police/07 Listen to the Rock/08 Dirty Little Things/09 Play the Game/10 South Station Blues

    THE MUSIC STILL DOES THE TALKING (BEST OF)-01 Let the Music Do the Talking/02 Conflict of Interest/03 Discount Dogs/04 Shooting Star/05 Break Song/06 Rockin Train/07 Life at a Glance/08 Bone to Bone/09 East Coast West Coast/10 I've Got the Rock N Rolls Again/11 No Substitute for Arrogance/12 Buzz Buzz/13 Soldier of Fortune/14 South Station Blues/15 Once a Rocker Always a Rocker/16 Black Velvet Pants/17 King of the Kings/18 Bang a Gong/19 Walk With Me Softly/20 Never Wanna Stop

    Again, the "Best of" should REALLY be enough for most but the hardest-core Aerosmith/Perry fan, but I do aim to please, so it's all here......Aerosmith was sort of a "singles" band, actually, the filler on their albums could be excruciating, but when they clicked ("SOS (Too Bad)", "Last Child", "No More No More", "Get it Up", etc) they really brought some killer hard rock to the table.....I could probably summarize their entire listenable studio catalogue to a single CD, and The Joe Perry Project operated similarly, some great hard rock tracks, albums?, well, ehhhhhhh......but they could bring the goods when they wanted to. And I'll never forget them cutting Nazerath HARD at that show so many years ago.....fun fact: My wife was also there, ten years or so before I ever met her! Life is SOOOOOO bizarre? No? Well, not really I guess......


    Links in a little while, bitches.

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  • 02/09/13--10:46: The best Core post ever
  • Core were singer/guitarist Finn Ryan, bassist Carmine Pernini, an drummer Tim Ryan, they were together for a short time in the late 1990's, delivering two albums of fairly unknown and quite strong stoner rock. Information on them is EXTREMELY limited, I'll go with what I can tell ya.....their debut (1996) "Revival" is excellent, heavy-psychy stoner rock, maybe reminding one of Wo Fat, whom you know I like a lot, lots of trippy sound effects and heavy riffing, nothing earth shattering, but you know I love this stuff and I know some of the minions do as well.

    They followed up three years later with "The Hustle Is On", similra musically with a bit more of an almost comical, Queens of the Stone Age-ish penchant for goofy song titles and lyrics ("Sarah's Curious Accident", "Skinny Legs and All").....from reading the limited bio on Wikipedia, I see that they toured wth Atomic Bitchwax and Nebula, and, my friends, THAT would have been one hell of a show, would be great if someone would have booted a show or two.

    Their albums were unsuccessful and I guess they called it a "career", haven't heard the names of the members turning up anywhere else (not that I have really searched, either).....nonetheless, these are two pretty damn good stoner rock albums that we fans of the genre wouldn't want to be without. Play them loud.

    REVIVAL-01 Way Down/02 Cleargod/03 Kiss the Sun/04 Sawdust/05 Shift/06 Earth/07 Mosquito Song/08 Liquid/09 Black Sand/10 Face

    THE HUSTLE IS ON-01 Monolith Problem/02 Supernumber/03 LD 5/04 Fleetwood/05 Sarah's Curious Accident/06 No. 5 In a Series/07 Vaccum Life/08 Square and Round/09  Skinny Legs and All/10 Bicycle and Tricycle/11 Edge City/12 Blues for Gus (AuH20)

    Links in a little while, or a long while, or whatever it takes.....leave a comment, these guys were so obscure I'm sure they'd love a shout out, even HERE!

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  • 02/10/13--09:02: The best El Diablo post ever
  • A friend of the blog recently asked about El Diablo (I'd point out whom but I can't find it in all the clutter right now)......happy to oblige, because I think El Diablo are (were?) a unique spacey power rock trio, which does show through their Mexican roots.....as with many foreign stoner bands, information is either scant, or in a language I don't read, so it's hard for me to impart too much info, other than the music, so to quote the recently blogged Joe Perry, we'll just let THAT "do the talking"

    The band consists of Ivan Nieblas (Guitar/vocal), Fernando Benitez (drums) and Vic Santillan (bass)...best I can tell is they released their fine self titled debut album in 2000, something like a Mexican version of something between Hawkwind and Pink Floyd, maybe.....long, spacey, trippy tracks with long, weird instrumental passages, and of course titles like "A Mind Bender (Liquid Skies II")....VERY sporadic vocals, and those are often simply for effect, not unlike an additional instrument and often sounding like someone in the third day of a bad quaalude hangover, highly recommended and not really like anything else. For south-of the border stoner rock I will take the absolute masters, Argentina's Los Natas, every time (GOTTA do a mega-post on them sometime soon), but El Diablo have some quality stuff as well.

    Now, evidently around the same time they released an independent collection of live tracks and demos and the like entitled "The Devil Made me Do it".....seemingly it is nearly impossible to locate (It's HIGH on my wish list if any of you would happen to have one), and includes a track that I MUST hear before I die entitled "(Hats Off To) Egar Broughton" (hmmmm, REALLY gotta do an Edgar Broughton mega post sometime soon as well)......anyway, I have seen or heard a trace of this album, any leads would be appreciated.

    Now, in 2001 they released "Paradise Mescaline"somewhat similar to the debut and without question worth hearing also......I recommend these highly to, well, anyone who happens to be reading this, obviously you are the type who wishes to expand his/her horizons.

    Well, here's what I'm gonna do, since I don't have that 2nd album.....I found a comp track that appears on niether of the other two albums on "Stoner Rock Mexicano", so why don't I just instead of putting up only that ONE track, just put up the whole comp? Some strange and enjoyable stuff on there.

    Hard to find information on this band as well.....I see some evidence that they MIGHT have other releases, EP's and possibly even other full-lengths, if any of you know anything about that, please contact me so we can share......until then enjoy these, muy bueno stuff (my cleverness NEVER takes a holiday)

    SELF TITLED-01 Huatla/02 Womoon/03 A Mind Bender (Liquid Skies II)/04 Equus/05 Purusha/06 Rumanian Blues/07 Captain Obeatleration/08 Samlbaheson

    PARADISE MESCALINE-01 See Men Fall/02 Mirror Live/03 Mastertrip/04 Liquid Skies/05 Lovetrust/06 Bad Rash/07 Hollow/08 Star/09 Killove


    STONER ROCK MEXICANO-01 STELLAR HIGH-Summer Rain/02 LA ORQUESTA DE ANIMALES-Back Seat Love/03 MALINGO-The Red Witch/04 THE SWEET LEAF-Geometria-Rotten/05 EL DIABLO-Voodoo Child/Elelctric Sex Messiah/06 DRUGSTER MONSTER-Crystal Stories/07 OCCULTA-No Eres Mi Idolo/08 34-D-Nomas Pregunto/09 LOS FERNANDUCCIS-Take Me To Your Leader/10 STONE FRONT-Fastest Ride To Death/11 SESERT STONE-Marital Arts



    Links in a while.......Zippyshare willing!


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    .....rather than a whining baby. Recieved this today, don't know if it went to the blog comments or not, but if it did you still may not see it, so I want you to read it:

    Hello:

    I was the bass player in Flowers, Fruits and Pretty Things. I wrote the A side "Take Me Away" which was included in your USA Garage Greats Part 24. Thanks for including it! If you're interested, I posted up a video on YouTube I made with publicity photos and archive materials of the band with both sides of the 45 as the sound track. You can find it by searching under: Flowers, Fruits and Pretty Things Band. It should come right up and is about 5 minutes. There is also a brief history of the band under the description of the the video.

    Thanks for keeping the un-varnished 60's sounds alive!

    Dave Pasant

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    See, here is an old timer who "gets it", much like youngsters Fluid Underground "get it".......they "get" that OTHER PEOPLE HEARING THEIR MUSIC IS A GOOD THING. WHY is that so FUCKING hard to understand? Whine-babies like Corrosion of Conformity, Green Day, and Molly Whateverthefuckhernameis from Bratmobile, are comparable to storekeepers who get pissed off because they have too many customers in their store. Jesus Christ, people CANNOT be as stupid as all that. If you write, you want MANY people to read it. AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. If you paint you want MANY people to see your work, as many as possible.....and if you FUCKING MAKE MUSIC, you want as MANY FUCKING PEOPLE TO HEAR IT AS IS HUMANLY FUCKING POSSIBLE, THAT IS IF YOU HAVE A FUCKING BRAIN IN YOUR FUCKING HEAD.


    Thanks DAVE PASANT for the cool email......best of wishes/health to you and yours.

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    This one ain't no joke....for better or worse, this is all the Adam and the Ants ANYONE will  EVER need for an entire lifetime......some will gag, I'm sure, but I (as an 18-20 year old) really enjoyed Adam & co's schtick for a while until it got way too silly even for me.......They WERE fairly original, sort of.....Adam reminded one perhaps of an earth-bound Ziggy Stardust for the 80's, with his Pirate and Indian and etc costumes, self-referential lyrics, etc.....but here is the thing. The most important thing is, they cranked out some pretty good music, it really didn't sound like anything else at the time, the guitar player drew on  huge number of influences (see: "Los  Rancheros"), and the TWO drummers ensured, at least from time to time, some damn near savage rythems. Never caught them live (REALLY wanted to a friend caught them in NYC and RAVED about their live show)..

    First up we have the expanded/remastered "Dirk Wears White Sox", from before they had thier "moment".....what it is is "interesting", "Cartrouble" was a a good idea, "Catholic Day"......the album wasn't big in the States, I had never heard of it until after the band broke......but it is worthwhile as a curiosity.

    The band caught fire with "Kings of the Wild Frontier"......some might consider it a piece of garbage, I consider it a beautifully dated period piece of 1980 which (unlike SOME of the music of that era), is still EXTREMLY fun to listen to today......"Antmusic", "Los Rancheros", "The Magnificent Five", the scathing "Press Darlings" ("If passion ends in fashion, Nick Kent is the best dressed man in town")......this is also an expanded edition, alternate mixes and demos......it's a fine album, I have half a mind to post it in it's original format as well, but that might be overkill, and we're kind of looking at overkill here anyway.

    "Kings of the Wild Frontier" was the one REALLY good, signature album they had in them, "Prince Charming" is showing Adam much closer to his "sell by" date, there is some stuff here (the extraordinary "Stand and Deliver" ("I'd never take your stereo or your record collection, the way it looks you'd qualify for next year's old age pension...." you GOTTA love that!)..."Ant Rap" however, is beyond unlistenable......the dream was over, I guess.

    So, incredibly, for such an insignificant band, I have a TON of stuff from them......let's start with THREE discs of demos, they are interesting as can be, and no one is FORCING you to listen to them back to back......also clocking in at three discs is "Ant Box", with more alternate versions, singles, unreleased tracks.....there is some overlap with the demos set, what can i do?

    I have a pre-"Kings" live show from them, which is worth hearing (a VERY early version of the yodeled "Beat My Guest"....also even have a Peel Session set, undated, gonna guess 1978-79 before their moment in the sun.

    Adam & the Ants got a lot of mileage out of one solid album ("Kings" of course), a lot of people hated thm anyway.....why I have such a mountain of their work I am unsure, but when it comes to the music of that lamest of decades, the 1980's, what AM I supposed to bring back those post-high school memories with? There is some good stuff here, some rare stuff, and I'm sure a lot of you couldn't give three shits.......they were gimmicky, they were original, they had their on sound,and they died of their own intensity QUICKLY, in the manner of, oh, The Knack, or and some others....for me they were fun, non-pretentious and pretentious at the same time, and BEAUTIFULLY summarized an specific era.......if it's too much for ya, sorry, but for maybe someone else from the  class of 1979, this may come as a surprise package of fun memories of a MUCH more innocent time.

    DIRK WEARS WHITE SOX (EXPANDED)-01 Cartrouble (Parts 1 &2)/02 Digital Tenderness/03 Nine Plan Failed/04 Day I Met God/05 Tabletalk/06 Cleopatra/07 Catholic Day/08 Never Trust a Man (With Egg on His Face)/09 Animals and Men/10 Family of Noise/11 The Idea/12 Zerex/13 Whip In My Valise/14 Kick!/15 Physical/16 Cartrouble (parts 1 & 2) (Hughes Mix)/17 Friends/18 Cartrouble (Single Version)/19 Kick! (Single Version)

    KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER (EXPANDED)-01 Dog Eat Dog/02 Antmusic/03 Feed Me To the Lions/04 Los Rancheros/05 Ants Invasion/06 Killer in the Home/07 Kings of the Wild Frontier/08 The magnificnet Five/09 Don't Be Square (Be There)/10 Jolly Roger/11 Making History/12 THe Human Beings/13 Antmusic (Alternative Mix)/14 Antmusic (demo)/15 Feed Me To the Lions (Demo)/16 The Human Beings (Demo)/17 S.E.X. (Demo)/18 Omelette from Outter Space (Demo)/19 Press Darlings/20 Physical (You're So)/21 Stand and Deliver/22 Beat My Guest

    PRINCE CHARMING (EXPANDED)-01 Scorpios/02 Picasaso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios/03 Prince Charming/04 Five Guns West/05 That Voodoo!/06 Stand and Deliver/07Mile High Club/08 Ant Rap/09 Mowhok/10 S.E.X./11 THe Lost Hawiians/12 Prince Charming (demo)/13 Stand And Deliver (Demo)/14 Showbiz (demo)/15 Picasso Visits the Planet of the Apes (Demo)/16 Who's a Goofy Bunny Then? (Demo/17 Scorpio Writing (demo)

    LIVE AT THE MARQUEE CLUB LONDON 12/1/78-01 Plastic Surgery/02 Puerto-Rican/03 Deutscher Girls/04 B-Side Baby/05 Dirk Wears White Sox/06 Fat Fun/07 It Doesn't Matter/08 Lou (New York Coke Joke)/09 Fall Out/10 Hampstead/11 Whip in My Valise/12 Beat My Guest/13 Send a Letter To Jordan/14 Red Scab/15 Juanito the Bandito/16 Fall Out

    PEEL SESSIONS-01 Lou/02 It Doesn't Matter/03 Zerox/04 Friends/05 You're So Physical/06 Cleopatra/07 Lipotage/08 Tabletalk/09 Animals and Men/10 Never Trust a Man With Egg On His Face

    ANT BOX DISC 1-01 Young Parisians (Unreleased Demo)/02 Lady/Catch a Falling Star/03 Plastic Surgery/04 Baby (B Side)/05 Hampstead (Unreleased Demo)/06 Bathroom Function (Unreleased Decca Demo)/07 Rubber People (Unreleased Decca Demo)/08 It Doesn't Matter/09 Liggotage (BBC Session)/10 Fat Fun (Unreleased)/11 Boil in the Bag Man (Unreleased Decca Demo)/12 Zerox/13 Deutscher Girls/14 Cleopatra/15 Never Trust a Man (With Egg on His Face)/16 Lou (BBC Sessions)/17 Song For Ruth Ellis (unreleased Decca Demo)/18 Catholic Day/19 Whip In My Valise/20 Car Trouble (single)/21 Physical You're So/22 Kick!  (Single)/23 Kings of the Wild Frontier (First Version)

    ANT BOX DISC 2-01 Antmusic (single)/02 Dog Eat Dog (single)/03 Kings of the Wild Frontier (Single)/04 Killer in the Home/05 Los Rancheros (Unreleased Demo)/06 Magnificent Five (Un-releasead Alternative Mix)/07 Ants Invasion/08 A.N.T.S (unreleased)/09 Stand and Deliver (Unreleased Demo)/10 Prince Charming (Single)/11 Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios/12 Ant Rap (single/13 Stand and Deliver (single0/14 Friend or Foe (Alternative Version)/15 Place in the Country (unreleased)/16 I Win Zulus (Unrleased Demo)/17 Coup D'Etat (Unreleased Demo)/18 Zydeco (unreleased)/19 Desperate but Not Serious/20 Man Called Marco/21 Friend or Foe (single)/22 Goody Two Shoes (Single)/23 Strip

    ANT BOX DISC 3-01 Puss N Boots (Single)/02 Saigon (unreleased)/03 Vive Le Rock (Unreleased Demo)/04 No Zap Wessex Version (unreleased)/05 Apollo 9 (Single)/06 Miss THing/07 Steve McQueen (Unreleased)/08 Hired Gun (unreleased)/09 Human Bondage Den/10 Vive Le Rock/11 Brand New Torso (Unreleased)/12 High Heels In High Places/13 USSA (unreleased Demo)/14 Room at the Top (single)/15 Rough Stuff (Single)/16 Manners and Physique (unreleased Demo)/17 Can't Set Rules About Love (single)/18 Gotta Be a Sin (Single)/19 Beautiful Dream (single)/20 Wonderful (Single)

    DEMOS VOLUME 1-01 And So You Shall (demo)/02 Antmusic (Alt. Mix)/03 Big Big Man (Razor Keen Demo)/04 Doggy Style (demo)/05 Gargoyles Are Go (Demo)/06 Goody Two Shoes (demo)/07 Hree Comes the Grump (Instrumental Demo)/08 Human Beings (demo)/09 I Know They Know (demo)/10 Made of Money (demo)/11 Picasso Visits the Planet of the Apes (Demo)/12 Place in the Country (demo)/13 Prince Charming (Demo)/14 Puss N Boots (Demo)/15 Rip Down (Demo)/16 Scorpio WRiting (Demo)/17 Seems To Me (Demo)/18 She Wins Zulus (Demo)/19 Showbix (Demo)/20 Stand and Deliver (demo)/21 Strip (Unreleased Demo)/22 The Omelette From Outer Space (Demo)/23 Whos a GOofy Bunny Then (demo)/24 Yellowbeard (Demo)

    DEMOS VOLUME 2-01 Apollo 9-Francois Kevorkian 7" Mix/02 Apollo 9- Francois Kevorkian 12" Mix/03 Cartroubl Parts 1/2 Hughes Mix/04 Charge of the HEavy Brigade (remix)/05 Coup D'Etat (Original Album Outtake)/06 Friend or Foe (7" Single Version)/07 Good Sex Rumples Clothing (Unreleasead)/08 Human Beings (Unreleased Demo Version)/09 Kings of the Wild Frontier (First Version)/10 Little Italy (Demo)/11 Manners and Physique (demo)/12 Naval to Neck (rehearsal)/13- Night the Vietcong (unreleased Demo)/14 Obsession (remix)/15Playboy (rehearsal)/16 Sex (Unreleased Demo)/17 Seems to Me (demo)/18 Sexatise You (Remix)/19 Song For  Ruth Ellis (Decca Demo)/20 Strip (Live in the Studio with Phil Collins/21 Vive Le Rock (Unrleased Steve Thompson 12" Mix

    DEMOS VOLUME 3-01 Antmusic (Alt. Mix)/02 Apollo 9 (Acapella Reprse)/03 Bathroom Function (Decca Demo)/04 Boil in the Bag Man (Decca Demo)/05 Brain Candy (Remix)/06 Brand New Torso (unreleased)/07 Don't Knock It (remix)/08 Goody Two Shoes (Chris Hughes Single Mix)/09 Hampstead (Demo)/10 High Heels in High Places (unreleased)/11 Hired Gun (Unreleased)/12 Human Bondage Den (Original Album Outtake)/13 Lady Catch a Falling Star (Unreleased)/14 Ligotage (BBC Session)/15 Little Devil (remix)/16 No Zap (Wessex Version)/17 Rubber People (Demo)/18 Saigon (unreleased)/19 Steve McQueen (Unreleased)/20 Strip (unreleased Demo)/21 The Lost Hawaiias (Unlisted Track)/22 USSA (demo)/23 Vive Le Rock (unreleased Rico Conning 12" Mix)/24 Young Parisians (Demo)

    Obviously that is a lot of material, hope you all enjoy it, gonna take me some time to upload it, find pictures for it, etc.....I wrote this on Sunday night, hoping to get it up for Monday evening if at all possible......but with Zippy, ya never know, so this may be a Tuesday thing by the time you see it.....meantime, check out the recent cool stuff from El Diablo and Core.......obvioulsy another direction, but as I always say EXPAND THOSE HORIZONS!

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    This one I really take pride in because it comes from "GIVEMEACID", evidently a member of Datura who produced two of the ALL TIME GREAT stoner classics "Visions of the Celestial" and "Allisone", two albums that I LOVE and am honored to have a member of that band even take a GLANCE at my blog.....note, he is NOT crying "Take my shit DOWN.....I don't want anyone HEARING it.....take it down or I swear to God I'M GOING TO TELLLLLLLL" (Hi, Corrosion of Conformity, Green Day, and Molly Neuman of Bratmobile).......there really ARE some people left on this planet without mental deficiencies, some times you just gotta search a little bit......anyway, next few days the Datura post gets reupped.....they deseerve it and am PROUD AND HAPPY that he like the brief write up I gave him. Thanks, GIVEMEACID, you made my day!

    Scott M



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    GIVEMEACID has left a new comment on your post "The best Datura post ever":

    Nice piece on my band :)
    here's what our discography looks like...

    "Happiness Grows" track (1993)
    "Ride the Colour Skies" track (1994)
    Demo 1 (cassette only 1995)
    Demo 2 (cassette only 1996)
    Demo 3 (cassette only 1997)
    All Is One (1998)Reisuued on LP, in 2012, with an extra LP of a live show from 1998)
    Visions of the Celestial (1999)



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  • 02/12/13--13:23: Socrates Drank the Conium
  • "Best ever".....likely not, I don't have their complete discography, and actually I don't think I'd want to hear it (they tredge on even at this date according to Wikipedia), BUT I am also missing an album from their, uh, "classic" era (I think i used to have it, but you know....).....so anyway, I have  a basketbal game in a couple hours, so this short post is what we are getting tonight.

    These guys were a Greek heavy blues/psych/rock band, pretty damn good, heavilly influenced by Hendrix and Cream......thier 1972 debut (self titled) is pretty fair, good period piece with lots of heavy blues riffing and enough oddball psych touches to keep it interesting. Album #2 is the one I am missing, also from 1972 and entitled "Taste the Conium".....I have never heard it, but CALLING FRIENDS OF THE BLOG, I would LIKE TO, and will post it here if any of you fine folks have an MP3 of it.......anyway, in 1973 they released album #3, "On the Wings", my favorite of the ones I've heard......heading just a touch more in the psych direction than the previous effort ("Tripping in a Crystal Forrest", "On the Wings of Death")......they released another album "Phos" in 1976 which I have ALSO never heard, but seemed to play to pretty fair reviews and which I'd also LOVE to hear a copy of......help, help, help, my great Friends of the Blog!

    After that they cranked out album after album, never heard them and don't really care to, but for SOME reason I have a live album from (get this ) 1999 from them......it is surprisingly good, without checking I have no idea how many members of the 1972 lineup grace this album, and frankly, who cares? There are a whole lotta Hendrix covers on it, worth a listen just as a comparison point.

    Don't know too terribly much about mthese guys......they released a few albums in the early 1970's, had a wierd moniker, and at least cranked the amps up.....as with other bands that never took off in the US it's fairly hard to get much info on them, but these are decent discs......and please, if you have a link to "Phos" or "Taste the Conium", I'd love to hear them/share them here. Pleaes let me know......tomorrow, someting else, I'd tell ya what, but I have not a clue. Open to suggestions as always!

    SELF TITLED-01 Live in the Country/02 Something in the Air/03 Bad Conditions/04 It's a Disgusting World/05 Close the Dooand Lay Down/06 Blind Illusion/07 Hoo Yeh!/08 Underground/09 Starvation

    ON THE WINGS-01 Wh is TO Blame/02 Destruction/03 Naked Trees/04 Death is GOnna/05 This is the Rules/06 Love Sick Kid's BLues/07 On the WIngs of Death/08 Breakdown/09 Tripping in a Crystal Forrest/10 Regulations (If I Was President)

    LIVE 1999-01 Justice/02 Starvation/03 QUeen of the Universe/04 Stray Dogs/05 The Killer/06 For Every Clown/07 The Visitor/08 Born Again/09 I just Wanna Make Love to You/10 High Speed Ride/11 Bring It On Home to Me/12 Living in a Hot Town/13 Voodoo Chile/14 Red House/15 Little Wing/16 Message of Love/17 Mountains

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    Basically singer/writer Amy Gore and guitarist "The Hammer" (Marlene Hammerle) and a floating collection of bassists/drummers, the Gore Gore Girls cranked out some very underappreciated garage rock in the early 2000's.....we could compare them, I suppose, to the Brood or the Detroit Cobras, but I think they are more raw than those and definitley show soe L7 influenc as well....I really enjoy these albums, I hope you do as well.....

    The first album "Strange Girls" is a collection of pretty good L7/Brood style garage rock and roll, sloppy, simple, and pretty good....it rocks all the way, check "Hunt YOu Down" and "Getting a Room" among the others. Album #2, "Up All Night" from 2002 doesn't exactly show a lot of "growth" as is often the case with bands such as this, but they DO remain consistently rocking, for my money it is their high-water mark.....pretty damn good album. "Get the Gore" was their third (final?) release, and includes the entire "7x4" EP which I have, for some reason also included here, both contain maybe their best song, the frantic "Casino".......

    Gore Gore Girls aren't going to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.....so fucking what?  They cranked out three good albums that should be heard by fans of REAL rock n roll......leave a comment if you check these out, I'd like to know what you think about them.

    STRANGE GIRLS-01 Hunt You Down/02 Go On/03 Lovin Machine/04 Star Struck/05 I'm Gonna Get You Yet/06 Cattle Call/07 Gore She's Got It/08 Hard Enough/09 Country Man/10 Room In the Heart/11 Stella/12 Getting a Room

    UP ALL NIGHT-01 Astral Man/02 Automatic Love/03 I Don't Think So/04 Up All Night/05 Shotgun Wedding/06 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby/07 Hot Rod Breakdown/08 Cross Country Lines/09 Standing on the Corner/10 Atlanta/11 Your Last Chance/12 Tell Me (I'm Your True Love)/13 Untitled

    GET THE GORE-01 Fox in a Box/02 Loaded Heart/03 All Grown Up/.04 Pleasure Unit/05 Where Evil Grows/06 Casino/07 Don't Cry/08 Mary Ann/09 You Lied To Me/10 So Sophisticated/11 Little Baby/12 Sweet Potato/14 Voodoo Doll/Hammerstomp

    7x4 (EP)-01 Casino/02 All Grown Up/03 Loaded Heart/04 Sweet Potato/05 Mary Ann/06 No Big THing/07 You Lied to Me




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    I really liked this Canadian heavy-psych band during it's short lifespan, always thought they had a promising future, but, like so many others,information on them is pretty scarce, but I do have the recorded works that they left for us, judge for yourselves.......according to Wikipedia (I only quote this becaue I think it sounds funny) " Due to obvious drug references in many of their lyrics, Sea of Green are largely classified as stoner rock"......well, uh, gee. Thanks for that earth-shattering bulletin.

    First release was 2000's very good EP "Northern Lights", including, if you beleive Wikipedia, seval "drug references" in the lyrics to "Look to the Sky" and "Move the Mountains".....the sound is good heavy-psych, obviously it'll remind you of the usual suspects.....their second EP, "Time to Fly" is pretty good as well, checking in at a VERY economical 15 minutes or so.....

    Thier sole full length was 2003's fine "Chemical Vacation" (wonder if THAT title is a "drug reference"?)....It is a REALLY fine album, one of the best releases, in my opinion, of 2003, and of course it sank without a trace......such is life. Don't know what happened to them after that, perhaps they simply went back to their day jobs, but for my money, these are two fine EP's and one exceptional full length.....if any of you north of the border friends of the blog can provide any additional info (a bootleg or something would be awesome), please share up......usually the bands I have trouble finding info on are from Serbia or Japan, not Toronto......willing to bet they have some "unofficial" material floating around Canada somewhere, if any of you has any of it, please share!

    NORTHERN LIGHTS-01 Move the Mountains/02 Look to the Sky/03 If You Want My Soul/04 Time and Space/05 Change With Me/06 In the Sun

    TME TO FLY-01 Annihilation/02 Women Today/03 Ever After/04 Come On Down

    CHEMICAL VACATION-01 Angry Scars/02 Ashes To Dust/03 Out of My Head/04 Straight Down/05 Overwhelmed/06 Cut Up Inside/07 Fantasy Sublime/08 Falling Deeper/09 Life/10 Darkness/11 Unite/12 Get Back

    Links in a while or in the AM depending upon the mood of Zippyshare (they've been up and down lately).....this short post with limited material I SHOULD be able to get up tonight! Please leave a comment on one of, in my opinion, most overlooked bands of the past few years........see what YOU think!


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    My son's basketball game starts in about 2 hours, so I need a quickie post before I'm off and running.....and here is the perfect one. The other day (or last week or the week before or something) I posted some humorous albums, posting the "Remouns", Beach Boys tracks done up Ramones style...couple thoughts. First of all, after posting it, I listened to iagain, it really isn't all that great. And secondly, I commented in the post that I had actually wanted to post "Leave Stockholm" by Gabba, ABBA tracks done up Ramones style, but I couldn't find it anywhere......well, while putting some CD's back on the shelves I found it. This is one of the great recordings in the history of sound waves. DO NOT MISS this if you have ANY type of a sense of humor whatsoever (I can only imagine some adle-brain saying "Hey maaan, I take the  Ramones SERIOUSLY why you be hatin on them?) God I love humanity sometimes.

    This is hilarious and great/wonderful album, if I gave the Remouns, say, a C+ for it's humor/musical content/seuccess ratio, I give this an A.....it pulls it off PERFECTLY. I love it. You aren't going to wish to listen to it over and over again, IT'S A JOKE......and really, I personally don't sit around and listen to the REAL Ramones all the time either....all about having a goddamn sense of humor, so many of us do not. Love ya all and something more substantial/significant tomorrow!

    01 Waterloo/02 Gabba Gabba/03 Mama Mia/04 Super Shock Trooper/05 The Pinhead Takes It All/06 SOS/07 Hej Ho Disco/08 Knowing Me Knowing You/09 Gimme Gimme Gimme (Shock Treatment at Midnite)/10 So Log/11 Rockaway Beach

    This ones so short I should have (ZIppy willing) the link up before tip-off! Allegedly there is also a Gabba album "Missle to Malmo", but a joke is funny only once. Ask the REAL Ramones.

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    .....and I do mean EVER. One of the true great English bands of the 1970's, fairly unknown stateside, I always liked their stuff during their peak years.....they tredge on even today, you know I'm NOT a fan of that kind of thing, but we will investigate. These s cranked out some spectacular heavy/psych/blues, built around some heavy blues guitar and Edgar Broughton's bombastic vocal style, not unlike that of Captain Beefheart, to whom his vocals mot generally draw comparison, Edgar and his brother Steve were the mainstays of the band over the years, they went through many lineup changes that I feel are pretty insignificant.

    First album was 1969's "Wasa Wasa", a bluesy effort that showcased the band's sophisicated, interesting songwriting ("Death of an Electric Citizen") and unusual song structure ("Dawn Crept Away").....not a GREAT album, but a decent starting point. A far more psychedelic effort (also a BETTER effort) was the follow up, "Sing Brother Sing"....you could practically hear the band maturing on each track. Full of good tracks, "There's No Vibration, But Wait!" and "Psychopath" standout, a good album leading up to......

    Their third, and best album 1971's brilliantly titled "Edgar Broughton Band"......great album, a perfect blending of the bands psych, blues, and metal infuences, one of the greatest of the lesser-known rock albums of the early 1970's. There are LOTS of great tracks here, but two are flat-out spectacular, the amazing "House of Turnabout" and the stoned-out "Don't Even Know Which Day It Is"......tremendous album.

    I find the remainder of their studio LP's to be "fan" material, spotty stuff with some highs and lows, listen to albums #2 and #3 and you will pretty much decide whether you wish to hear "Inside Out" (1972), "Oora" (1973), "Bandages" (1975), "Parlez-Vous English?" (1979), and "Superchip: The Final Silicon Solution" (1982). Some good, some bad, depending on your tastes.

    Now, we have an absolute MOUNTAIN of live stuff from the boys here, seemingly they were the shit in concert, wish I could have seen em. Select from "Live at Abbey Road 1969 (Keep Them Freaks a Rollin")", "Chilly Morning Mama" (from 1972), "Live Hits Harder", "Live London 1972 It's Not You", "Live at Rockpalast", and "Demons at the Beeb"......hit or miss, some good stuff here, some not so great, but if you were previously a Broughton fan (or, hopefully have become one du to this post) there is a trove of stuff for you here.

    Obviously a lot of links here, I likely won't get them all up until tomorrow......maybe Zippy will have another kick-ass performance as it did with all those Adam and the Ants discs the other day.

    Leave a comment if you wish.....little known psych/metal of the early 1970's is obviously a genre (is it even a "genre?") that I love, teaming the sounds I love with memories of a lost youth.

    "I don't beleive it......don't even know which day it is....." Perfect!

    WASA WASA-01 Death of an Electric Citizen/02 American Soldier Boy/03 Why Can't Somebody Love Me?/04 Neptune/05 Evil/06 Crying/07 Love in the Rain/08 Dawn Crept Away

    SING BROTHER SING-01 There's No Vibration, But Wait!/02 The Moth (A) The Moth (B) People (C) Peter/03 Mamma's Reward (Keep Them Freaks a Rollin)/04 Refugee/05 Officer Dan/06 Old Gopher/07 Aphrodite/08 Granma/09 Psychopath/10 It's Fading Away

    EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND-01 Evening Over Rooftops/02 The Birth/03 Piece of My Own/04 Poppy/05 Don't Even Know Which DayIt Is/06 House of Turnabout/07 Madhatter/08 Getting Hard/What is  Woman For/09 Thinking of You/10 For Dr. Spock (Parts 1&2)

    OORA-01 Hurricane Man/Rock N Roller/02 Roccococooler/03 Eviction/04 Oh You Crazy Boy/05 Things On My Mind/06 Exhibits From a New Museum/Green Lights/07 Face From a Window/Pretty/Hi-Jack  Boogie/Slow Down/08 Capers/09 Slow Down/10 Hi Jac Boogie/11 Pretty/12 Face From a Window/13 Capers

    INSIDE OUT-01 Get Out of Bed/There's Nobody There/Side B/02 Sister Angela/03 I Got Mad/04 They Took It Away/05 Homes Fit For Heroes/06 Gone Blue/07 Chilly Morning Mama/08 The Rake/09 Totin' This Guitar/10 Double Agent/11 It's Not You

    BANDAGES-01 Get a Rise/02 Speak Down the Wires/03 John Wayne/04 The Whale/05 Germany/06 Love Gang/07 One To Seven/08 Lady Life/09 Signal Injector/10 Fruhling Flowers/11 I Want To Lie

    PARLEZ-VOUS ENGLISH?-01 Little One/02 Waiting ForYou/03 Drivin To Nowhere/04 Meglamaster/05 Didecoi/06 April in England/07 Revelations One/08 Anthem/09 Down In the Jungle/10 Rentasong/11 Young Boys/12 All I Want to Be

    SUPERCHIP: THE FINAL SILICON SOLUTION-01 Metal Sunday/02 Superchip-The Final Silicon Solution/03 Who Only Fade Away/04 Curtain/05 Outrageous Behavior/06 Not So Funny Farm/07 Nighthogs/08 Innoent Bystanders/09 Pratfall/10 O.D. 47600/1162/1118000/11 Do You Wanna Be Immortal?/12 Subway Information/13 The Last Electioneer/14 Goodbye Ancient Homeland/15 The Virus

    LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD 1969 (KEEP THEM FREAKS A ROLLIN)-01 Smokestack Lightning/02 What is a Woman For?/03 Yason Blues/04 Refugee/05 Dropout Boogie/06 American Soldier Boy/07 Momma's Reward (Keep Them Freaks a Rollin)/08 Out Demons Out

    LIVE LONDON 1972 (CHILLY MORNING MOMMA)-Side By Side/02 Call Me a Liar/03 Poppy/04 The Rake/05 Gone Blue/06 Chilly Morning Momma/07 I Got Mad/08 It's Not You

    LIVE HITS HARDER-01 Side By Side/02 Love in the Rain/03 One to Seven/04 Hotel Room/05 Evening Over Rooftops/06 Freedom/07 Poppy/08 Signal Injector/09 Smokestack Lightning

    DEMONS AT THE BEEB-01 For What You Are About to Recieve/02 Why Can't SOmebody Love Me?/03 Side By Side/04 Call me A Liar/05 Poppy/06 The Rake/07 Gone Blue/08 Chilly Morning Mama/09 I Got Mad/10 And It's Not You/11 Out Demons Out/12 The Actor

    AT ROCKPALAST-01 Evening Over Rooftops/02 Anthem/03 Speak Down the Wires/04 The Moth/05 Why Can't Somebody Love Me?/06 Refugee/07 Momma's Reward (Keep them Freaks a Rollin)/08 American Soldier Boy/09 Homes Fit For Heroes/10 Dr Spock/11 Love in the Rain/12 Revelations/13 Hotel Room/14 Last Electioneer/15 Out Demons Out

    Again, If I don't get these links up tonight, check back tomorrow....this is going to be a good bit of work, but I hope to find at least a couple new fans for this longtime underappreciated band. Hope you like them.



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    My favorite band of the 1980's, no contest.....I am not, as we shall see, a huge fan of the work that the Pretenders (or, basically Chrissie Hynde) did after "Learning to Crawl", much like Elvis Costello, there was a point where she just lost me......latter day Pretenders  stuff does NOTHING for me, and I'm sure I will get blasted for not including this or that here, but in 1) I don't HAVE it, and 2) if you want it that bad it is readilly available on Pirate Bay and elsewhere.....there was a time when quality bootlegs of the band were kind of difficult to locate, but they are MUCH more readilly avaialable now and I have a STACK of them (they were a PHENOMINAL live band, as I was fortunate enough to catch the original Chrissie Hynde/Martin Chambers/Pete Farndon/James Honeyman-Scott lineup.....Scott and Farndon, of course, are no longer with us).

    When that self titled debut came out in late 1979/early 1980 I was fresh out of high school, and that album hit me like a sledgehammer. I LOVED that album, still LOVE it today and will still love it 20 years from now. "Precious".....what a great track. I don't recall a song EVER where the chick sings about "doing it on the pavement", and as a BONUS worries about getting pregnant a few lines later....."Up the Neck".....the ingenious "Tattooed Love Boys" ("Stop snivelin'...you're gonna make some plastic surgeon a rich man")....the thundering "The Wait", "Mystery Achievment"....this was and is one of my favorite albums ever. You should already have it in your collection, if you don't, why not?

    Then came "Pretenders II"......I wonder how many hours of thought went into that very imaginative title, but it was fairly appropriate, actually, because the album didn't sound as though a terribly high amount of work went into it either, and if ever there was a band that had "one album wonder" written on them, it was the Pretenders.....not that it's a BAD album, mind you, it has some highlights (who among us would not wish to hear Chrissie Hynde sing a song called "Bad Boys Get Spanked"? "Talk of the Town" was one of their better early singles (better, I think, than "Brass in Pocket", but this album sounds rushed together, and it sounded as though the Pretenders were finito.

    In 1983, one of the first things I purchased after beginning my disasterous first marriage was a vinyl copy of their third album "Learning to Crawl" (marriage: less than one year. Still have the vinyl "Learning to Crawl")......it is, in my opinion, a BETTER album than the first, although not as "significant" if you get what I'm saying......"Middle of the Road" opens the album brilliantly ("I'm not the kind I used to be, I got a kid, I'm 33")....."Time the Avenger" is another great song about growing older, "Watching the Clothes" examines the lonely life of a waitress, "Thumbelina" deals with spousal abuse.....haven't even talked about the albums two best known songs, "My City Was Gone" and "Back on the Chain Gang"....it is a brilliant album, full of brilliant, versatile songs, concluding with "2000 Miles", perhaps the ONLY TIME EVER a rock musician did a "serious" Christmas song without sounding 100% moronic.

    As I said before, I am not a fan of the Pretenders post-"Learning to Crawl".......there were some good songs, some bad ones too, and I just didn't care for the direction in which they went. I enjoyed seeing Chrissie Hynde on "Friends" a few years back and she looked good and was pretty funny as well.....I have not followed her closely since "Learning to Crawl", I'm sure that there are fans of hers that insist she has made some brilliant stuff, and I don't doubt it.....but I was a fan of the PRETENDERS, and post-1983 I think it is pretty much The Chrissie Hynde Band.....nothing wrong with that, just wasn't my thing.



    The first album was reissued a few years back with a bonus disc of other material, I have included that here. If it's live stuff you want, and as I say they were a PHENOMINAL live band, we got the goods.....the oldest is really of interest because it is from early 1979 and they hadn't broken yet....from London it opens with a frantic version of "The Wait", very short set and quite interesting. Have a 1980 show from Chicago with the band at their best, running through a set of stuff from the first two albums, and an encore of "What You Gonna Do About It".....we have a good set from 1980's Heatwave Festival, another 1980 set from Central park NY, yet ANOTHER one from that year from the Palladium NYC. From 1981 comes a radio simulcasat from Amsterdam,and  a show from Santa Monica CA.Their fine peformance at the US Festival, 1983, we have here, and rounding out the live stuff is a 2 disc set from 1984 from Berkeley California.....given this is a LOT of shows taken from a relatively short period of time, obviously there is a good bit of overlap in material between them.....this one is for FANS, of which I was a dedicated one for a few years there, NOT about examining and exploring their entire career......it's about my life, getting out of high school and getting into a bad first marriage and the soundtrack to that era,which, for me included a heavy dose of the original Pretenders. God, they were great for a while there, albums #1 and #3 among my very favorite albums of anyone ever.

    As much trouble as I am having with the Edgar Broughton uploads, God knows when I'll get this one up.....hopefully it is Monday when you see this. Until, have a good holiday government workers (like myself), and I apologize for the issues with Zippyshare....even though they are not my fault, I think it reflects badly on my blog to a degree. Thanks to all who read, listen, share, and comment here.

    THE PRETENDERS-01 Precious/02 The Phone Call/03 Up the Neck/04 Tattooed Love Boys/05 Space Invaders/06 The Wait/07 Stop Your Sobbig/08 Kid/09 Private Life/10 Brass In Pocket/11 Lovers of Today/12 Mystery Achievment

    THE PRETENDERS II-01 The Adultress/02 Bad Boys Get Spanked/03 Message of Love/04 I Go To Sleep/05 Birds of Paradise/06 Talk of the Town/07 Pack it Up/08 Waste Not Want Not/09 Day After Day/10 Jealous Dogs/11 The English Roses/12 Louie Louie
     
    LEARNING TO CRAWL-01 Middle of the Road/02 Back on the Chain Gang/03 Time the Avenger/04 Watching the Clothes/05 Show Me/06 Thumbelina/07 My City Was Gone/08 Thin Line Between Love And Hate/09 I Hurt You/10 2000 Miles
     
    1ST ALBUM BONUS DISC-01 Cuban Slide/02 Porcelain/03 The Phone Call (demo)/04 The Wait (demo)/05 I Can't Control Myself (live)/06 Swinging London/07 Brass In Pocket (demo)/08 Kid (demo)/09 Stop Your Sobbing (demo)/10 Tequilla (demo)/11 Nervous But Shy/12 I Need Somebdy (Live)/13 Mystery Achievment (Live)/14 Precious (Live)/15 Tattooed Love Boys (Live)/16 Sabre Dance (Live)
     
    LONDON 1/2/79-01 The Wait/02 Stop Your Sobbing/03 Kid/04 Cuban Slide/05 Brass In Pocket/06 Mystery Achievment
     
    CHICAGO 9/8/80-01 Precious/02 The Adultress/03 Kid/04 Talk of the Town/05 Space Invader/06 Cuban Slide/07 I Go to Sleep/08 Private Life/09 Brass In Pocket/10 The Wait/11 Stop Your SObbing/12 Louie Louie (tape flip)/13 Porcelain/14 Tattooed Love Boys/15 Band Intros/16 Up the Neck/17 Mystery Achievemnet/18 What You Gonna Do About it
     
    HEATWAVE FESTIVAL 8/23/80-01 Precious/02 The Adultress/03 Kid/04 Space Invadaer/05 Private Life/06 Brass In Pocket/07 Stop Your Sobbing/08 The Wait/09 Louie Louie/10 Porcelain/11 Tattooed Love Boys/12 Audience/13 Mystery Achievment
     
    CENTRAL PARK 8/30/80-01 Preious/02 Kid/03 Talk of the Town/04 Brass In Pocket/05 Stop Your Sobbing/06 The Wait/07 Band Intros/08 Up the Neck
     
    THE PALLADIUM NYC 5/30/80-01 Space Invaders/02 The Wait/03 Precious/04 Kid/05 Private Life/06 Cuban Slide/07 The Phone Call/08 Talk of the Town/09 Tattooed Love Boys/10 Band Intros/11 Up the Neck/12 MysteryAchievment/13 Stop Your Sobbing/14 I Go To Sleep/15 Brass In Pocket
     
    AMSTERDAM 5/31/81-01 The Wait/02 Precious/03 Talk of the Town/04 Cuban Slide/05 Private Life/06 Space Invader/07 I Go To Sleep/08 Brass In Pocket/09 Kid/10 Up the Neck/11 Mystery Achievement/12 Stop Your Sobbing
     
    SANTA MONICA 9/4/81-01 The Wait/02 The Adultress/03 Message of Love/04 Louie Louie/05 Talk of the Town/06 Birds of Paradise/07 The English Roses/08 Stop Your Sobbing/09 Private Life/10 Kid/11 Day After Day/12 Up the Neck/13 Bad Boys Get Spanked/14 Tattooed Love Boys (1st Part)/15 Tattooed Love Boys (2nd Part)/16 Precious/17 Mystery Achievment/18 Higher and Higher
     
    US FESTIVAL 5/30/83-01 My City Was Gone/02 Message of Love/The Adultress/03 Talk of the Town/04 StopYour Sobbing/05 Private Life/06 Time the Avenger/Mystery Achievment/07 The Wait/08 Middle of the Road/09 Up the Neck/10 Precious/11 Crowd Noise/12 Back on the Chain Gang/13 Brass In Pocket/14 Money
     
    BERKELEY CA 9/1/84 DISC 1-01 Intro/02 Time the Avenger/03 Message of Love/04 The Adultress/05 My City Was Gone/06 Show Me/07 Talk of theTown/08 Birds of Paradise/09 Thin Line Between Love and Hate/10 Kid/11 Back On the Chain Gang
     
     
    BERKELEY CA 9/1/84 DISC 2-01 Bad Boys Get Spanked/02 The Wait/03 Mystery Achievment/04 Up the Neck/05 Middl of the Road/06 Thumbelina/07 Roomful of Mirrors/08 Stop Your Sobbing/09 2000 Miles/10 Tattooed Love Boys/11 Precious

    Again, I am not even through with the Edgar Broughton uploads, thes last 2 of them are giving me REAL trouble.....but I'll get em, and as soon as I do I'll begin uploading Pretenders,,,,it was amazing how smoothly the Adam and the Ants Megapost went, and how much difficlty I have had with Broughton.....I really enjoy doing these ig posts, and I know some of you guys like them too, hopefully zippyshare gives me a break on this one and I can get ALL the Pretenders links up by tonite (Monday)......but who knows, I may still be dicking around with the Edgar Broughton links tonight. Again I apologize......
     
     
     

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    Ohhhhhhhh, fuck yes, the fucking Black Diamond Heavies......great, unique shit, THE heaviest rock n roll EVER played without guitars EVER (competition: Lee Michaels, Mommy and Daddy (whom you know I LOVE))......these guys kick some WAAY serious ass.

    Actually, on  their first EP ("You Damn Right") they began as a three piece, with James Leg on "vocals" (actually sonds like he has just garrgled razor blades) and keyboards (he is a wizard at that particular art), Van Campbell on drums, and guitarist Mark Holder....they sound something like an amatuer version of the Black Keys, raw, crude blues.......it's a great EP, BUT.......


    Holder left the band, and rather than recruit an new guitarist, Leg and Campbell carred on as a two piece, which was a brilliant move as they developed a sound like no one else's, amazingly stripped down, crude, bare bones, hard core blues rock.....if you don't like this shit you have stumbled into this blog by accident, and should probably pursue some "classic" Styx or something......

    They released a pair of magnificent albums, 2007's "Every Damn Time" and 2008's "A Touch of Someone Else's Class", these are MUST HEAR/MUST HAVE albums, some of the grittiest, rawest, most bare-bones blues rock ever recorded....cannot praise them enough, both 5-star albums all the way. Also have their fine live release "Alive as Fuck", and another live boot, plus "Solitary Pleasure",which Leg released as a solo effort.......this is bomb shit all the way. I WANT you fuckers to comment on it and AGREE with how right I am that these motherfuckers are the absolute shit. Because they are. And I have little else to fucking say on the matter.

    YOU DAMN RIGHT-01 Hambone/02 Leave It In the Road/03 Big Boat/04 Poor Brown Sugar/05 No Doctor/06 Down Down Down

    EVERY DAMN TIME-01 Fever In My Blood/02 All To Hell/03 Leave It In the Road/04 Let Me Coco/05 Poor Brown Sugar/06 Stitched In Sin/07 White Bitch/08 Signs/09 Might Be Right/10 Guess You Gone and Fucked It All Up

    A TOUCH OF SOMEONE ELSE'S CLASS-01 Nutbush City Limits/02 Everything Is Everything/03 Number 22/04 Bidin' My TIme/05 Take a Ride/06 Solid Gold/07 Smooth it Out/08 Make Love Time/09 Oh, Sinnerman/10 Lose Yourself/11 Happy Hour

    ALIVE AS FUCK-01 Take a Ride/03 Hambone/03 Might Be Right/04 Bidin' My TIme/05 Lose Myself/06 White Bitch/07 Happy Hour/08 Leave It In the Road/09 Fever In My Blood

    SOLITARY PLEASURE-01 Have to Get it On/02 Do You Wanna/03 Nobody's Fault/04 No License (Song For the Caged Bird)/05 Georgia/06 Fire and Brimstone/07 Whatever It Takes/08 Drowning In Fire/09 Drinking Too Much/10 No Time to Tarry

    LIVE AT THE COVINGTON MASONIC LODGE-01 Take a Ride/02 Hambone/03 Might Be Right/04 Bidin' My Time/05 White Bitch/06 Lose Yourself


    With the Zippyshare problems of late, I have no idea when these links will be uploaded...it is Monday night as I type this, I HOPE you see this on Tuesday, but Zippy has ALREADY fucked up some of the Pretenders links.....it is simply amazing to me that , as lazy as I am, I can work so much faster than the INCREDIBLE lame zippyshare, but it is all I have until something better comes along. Again, I know it reflects badly on my blog and on me, and for that I apologize, but there is nothing more I can do....thank you to those who continue to support and read my blog, who continue to participate in the sharing of music, just thank you to ALL of my friends out there.......I wish I had a better upload service to use (I WILL NOT pay or one), but Mediafire became a disaster, and Zippyshare is almost impossible to use (on this end).....but I will continue. Why? Because I LIKE doing this, I like sharing music, and I hope you all stay with me, even if there are some delays due to Zippyshare (NOT due to my laziness)


     
     
     
     
     





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