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- 09/06/14--23:22: _A Brief Return of XTC
- 09/07/14--03:26: _Just to say......
- 09/08/14--12:16: _Fearless Flush Sampler
- 09/09/14--17:24: _Sweet Water
- 09/10/14--22:34: _Motorhead Part 1
- 09/12/14--14:20: _Motorhead Part 2
- 09/14/14--16:08: _Motorhead Part 3!!!!
- 09/15/14--22:10: _Tool, Part 1
- 09/16/14--22:19: _Tool, Part 2
- 09/17/14--15:45: _Puscifer
- 09/17/14--20:31: _Real quick like, an...
- 09/18/14--21:05: _Psychedelic Portugal
- 09/19/14--20:51: _Portugese Nuggets
- 09/21/14--19:27: _7x7 is (Part 1)
- 09/21/14--22:16: _7x7 Is (Part 2)
- 09/23/14--21:03: _Morningwood
- 09/24/14--12:57: _Ian Dury
- 09/25/14--15:17: _Ducks DeLuxe
- 09/26/14--17:31: _Overground's 1980 P...
- 09/29/14--11:19: _This site may be do...
- 09/06/14--23:22: A Brief Return of XTC
- 09/07/14--03:26: Just to say......
- 09/08/14--12:16: Fearless Flush Sampler
- 09/09/14--17:24: Sweet Water
- 09/10/14--22:34: Motorhead Part 1
- 09/12/14--14:20: Motorhead Part 2
- 09/14/14--16:08: Motorhead Part 3!!!!
- 09/15/14--22:10: Tool, Part 1
- 09/16/14--22:19: Tool, Part 2
- 09/17/14--15:45: Puscifer
- 09/17/14--20:31: Real quick like, another grunge anthology
- 09/18/14--21:05: Psychedelic Portugal
- 09/19/14--20:51: Portugese Nuggets
- 09/21/14--19:27: 7x7 is (Part 1)
- 09/21/14--22:16: 7x7 Is (Part 2)
- 09/23/14--21:03: Morningwood
- 09/24/14--12:57: Ian Dury
- 09/25/14--15:17: Ducks DeLuxe
- 09/26/14--17:31: Overground's 1980 Punk Compilations
- 09/29/14--11:19: This site may be down a few days.....
This one was set to me after the XTC deluge was completed, but it is so exhaustive that huge fans of
the band will want it as well....."Coat of Many Cupboards"is a 4-disc set of demo, live tracks, alternate takes and whatever else they could find.......not a LOT more, really, that I can say about XTC, I'll just offer up the track list with the note that these are FLAC files so are a bit larger than other MP3's or whatever, if you find them too large, there are free converters online (FLAC files are better sound quality, but MP3's etc are more manageable, whatever is best for you)......thanks to Spider fo sending me this......
Saw the Black Keys and Cage the Elephant last night with my son Grant, awesome, powerful show.....I've enjoyed the Black Keys since their debut album, they really didn't touch on much of their old tunes (exception: a great "Leaving Trunk"), but still great music.....Cage the Elephant, on the other hand, I am much less familiar with......they REALLY put out live, the singer reminds me of Eddie Vedder as hard as he works on stage, a dynamic live act.......really a great show, welcome back to OHIO Black Keys! If I can find a copy of the show online I'll post it (I like having copies of shows I attend for some goofy reason).
Also best of luck in the 2014 season to the Minnesota Vikings, taking on the Rams tomorrow.....I think for the first time in several seasons they are on the right track and should be a handful by about 2016.
XTC COAT OF MANY CUPBOARDS
DISC 1-01 Science Friction (CBS Demo)/02 Spinning Top (Live)/03 Traffic Light Rock (Live)/04 Radios in Motion/05 Let's Have Fun (Outtake)/06 Fireball XL5/Fireball Dub (Outtake)/07 Heatwave Mark 2 Deluxe (Outtake)/08 This is Pop (Single Version)/09 Are You Recieving Me (Outtake)/10 Things Fall To Bits (outtake)/11 Us Being Us (Outtake)/12 Life Begins at the Hop/(First Rehearsal Extract)/13 Life Begins at the Hop (Unused First Recoding)/14 Making Plans For Nigel (Demo)/15 Ten Feet Tall/16 Sleepyheads (Outtake)
DISC 2-01 Meccanic Dancing (Oh we Go) (Live)/02 Atom Medley: Atom Age/HangOnto the Night/Neon Shuffle (Live)/03 Life Begins At the Hop (Unused US Single Recording)/04 Real By Reel (Unused Single Recording)05 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty (Unused Single Recording)/06 Helicopter (Unused Single Recording)/07 Towers of London (Rejected Single Recording)/08 Generals and Majors (Demo)/09 No Language In Our Lungs/10 Sgt. Rock (Edited Single Version)/11 Paper and Iron (Live)/12 Crowded Room (Live)/13 Senses Working Overtime (Demo)/14 Snowman (Live)/15 Ball And Chain (Unused Single Recording)
DISC 03-01 Punch and Judy (Unused Single Recording)/02 Fly On the Wall/03 Yacht Dance (BBC
TV)/04 Jason & the Argonauts/05 Love On a Farmboy's Wages (Home Demo)/06 Wonderland (Home Demo)/07 Ladybird/08 All You Pretty Girls (Home Demo)/09 Wake Up (Home Demo)/10 The Everyday Story of Smalltown (The Big Express Version)/11 Grass (Home Demo)/12 Let's Make a Den (Home Demo)/13 The Meeting Place (Home Demo)/14 Dear God (Band Demo)
THANKS to everyone who reads, listens, contributes, or even just visits here......YOU are what the
blog is about, NOT me.....it's about sharing what we have, and sharing our lives........it's a community, rather than a stodgy blog that feels it is superior to everyone else (TRUST ME they exist)......with footbal season starting, I may not get to tell you guys how much I appreciate you that I truly do.....but, REALY I do, you are the life blood of this project! Thanks 1000x over!
A forgotten punk sampler (at least I had forgotten it) from 1997, lots of obscure and amatuerish punk sounds......hey if you are familiar with Glu Gun, Chuck, Dead Lazlo's Place, 30 Foot Tall, and the others here, you've got a better memory than my own.....what is pretty cool is most of these acts are represented by multiple tracks, which, of course serves to "paint a more complete picture" of the bands.......don't miss Strung Out's "Season of the Witch".....
I will see how this is recieved I have a ton of these punk comps loaded with unknowns, maybe not for everyone, but we'll see how this one goes down.
FEARLESS FLUSH SAMPLER-01 CHUCK-Punk Rock In Your Face/02 GLU GUN-The Scene Is Not For Sale/03 STRUNG OUT-Jacqueline/04 30 FOOT TALL-Punk Rocks In Yer Head/05 STRAIGHT FACED-Convictions/06 BLOUNT-Discouragement/07 DRUNK IN PUBLIC-Everyday/08 BIGWIG-1-800-Whipped/09 WHITE KAPS-Dork/10 DEAD LAZLO'S PLACE-Waiting For Armo/11 THE GRABBERS-Better Life/12 STRUNG OUT-Season of the Witch/13 GLU GUN-Life Sentence/14 CHUCK-Armistice Day/15 STRAIGHT FACED-Regret/16 BLOUNT-Time Spent/17 WHITE KAPS-Disco Ball/18 BIGWIG-Old Lady/19 DRUNK IN PUBLIC-Dreaming/20 THE GRABBERS-Thanks/21 STRAIGHT FACED-Standing On the Edge/22 DEAD LAZLO'S PLACE-PB&J/23 WHITE KAPS-Date Rape/24 30 FOOT TALL-Dancing With Myself/25 30 FOOT TALL-Untitled Track
One of the second/third string grunge bands that followed Nirvana, Pearl Jam, AIC, Screaming Trees,
et al., out of Seattle in the ealy 1990's with the added twist of a reasonably legitimate comeback, seriously "post-wave".
Sweet Water were bassist Cole Peterson, guitarist Rich Credo, drummer Paul Uhlir, and singer Adam Czeisler.......in the initial grunge era, they released a few albums reminiscent of, say, Mother Love Bone or Green River, fans of the classic early 90's Seattle grunge sound (like myself) may enjoy the vintage releases that I have here (Note: I do NOT have the difficult to locate "Ter" from 1992, I think I have heard it but not sure, anyone with a copy to share I would be thrilled to hear from), "Sweet Water" from 1993 (highlights: "Crawl" and "Sleep", remember the Seattle bands' fondnss for one-word tiles?), and the similar "Superfriends" from 1995 (Standout tracks: "Cake and Strychnine", "No Syrup For Your Pancakes")......
All of which would add to a fairly undistingushed career, other than this very odd career pattern : in 2009 (!), after several years of hiatus from recording/performing, they released what at least I consider to be thier bestrk, "Clear theTarmac"......really, a surprisingly hard rocking and really listenable album. Sounds like 1996-2008 never even happened, a fine, retro-90's sounding effort, complete with the short song titles ("Rock Steady", "Stereo"), this is something of a "retro-classic" if that is even the proper terminology......
Not TERRIBLY familiar, see what ya think about the older efforts, as well as"Clear the Tarmac", anyone jonesing for some classic-sounding Grunge, here be a small bit of it at least!
SWEET WATER-01 Crawl/02 Everything Will Be Alright/03 Head Down/04 Sleep/05 Stripped Down/06 Where Has the Day Gone/07 King of 79/08 Losing/09 Can't Say No/10 Feel Good/11 Like a Child/12 Untitled
SUPERFRIENDS-01 Cake And Strychnine/02 Feed Yourself/03 Painless/04 Superstar/05 Big Rock
CLEAR THE TARMAC-01 Grass is Green/02 Rock Steady/03 Stereo/04 Tonight/05 Dogs At Bay/06 Moonless Sky/07 Hesitation/08 Miss You/09 Elevator/10 Sneak Attack
Always trying to keep it varied, we'll see what I have up next.....taking a SMALL break from the BIG projects (Mott, Riot Grrrls, XTC) for a few days, but there ARE several more in the pipeline!
OK, Motorhead....perhaps you don't like em? Well, tough shit, cause I DO......for one they were the
absolute LOUDEST fucking band I ever experienced live (not even close, the Who, Iron Maiden, the Stooges really should all hang their heads in shame compared to Motorhead from an extreme LOUDNESS standpoint......
Motorhead were more or less the playground of bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister, and at thier peak, drummer Philthy Animal Taylor, and Guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke, although they have encompased several other members, basically this is Lemmy's joint.....Loud, fast, obnoxious, that is Motorhead....I have referred to MANY other bands that I love as "joke bands", at least partially so: Blue Oyster Cult, the Dictators, Wolfmother, Soundgarden, and others, bands that may OR BE NOT casting a wink and giving a chuckle to the "fans" of said band....myself, I could giver 3/8 of a fuck, as Motorhead rock the motherfucking house, always hve, and always will.....you don't like em? Sorry bout your luck, go find a blog who is posting the greatest (ha ha) of Journey or something.
Motorhead rocks it hard core, 100% ampheamine rage, basically every song sounds a LOT like the
last one, but SO FUCKING WHAT? Motorhead are one of the GREAT crash and burn bands of our time, and i am THRILLED that I got to see them live once, not kidding here, this is a serious experienc seeing these boyos live...loud Loud LOUD and that is all I can say about it.....they set out to so something, and they fucking DO IT.......here is my Motorhead collection.....you don't dig this shit? Sorry about your luck, but this is ROCK N ROLL, I love it, always have and always will....loud, fast, sweaty, ugly....for certain, they all sound a LOT alike, but for the uninititated, please check out the wonderful live "No Sleep til Hammersmith", bout as close as we can get to the "live" Motorhead experience......"Ace of Spades"and "Iron Fist" are also albums you may dig should you be ready to dive into THIS genre!........part 2 tomorrow, either ya LOVE IT, or ya HATE IT, either way, it is all it promises to be: loud, fast, ugly........motherfucking MOTORHEAD, a favorite band of mine..rock on if ya like it, if ya don't all I can say is, well, FUCK OFF, right???????
MOTORHEAD (1988 GermanReissue)-01 Motorhead/02 Vibrator/03 Lost Johnny/04 Iron Horse/05White Line Fever/06 Keep Us On the Road/07 The Watcher/08 Train Kept-A Rollin/09 City Kids/10 Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers/11 On Parole/12 Instro/13 I'm Your Witch Doctor
OVERKILL-01 Overkill/02 Stay Clean/03 (I Won't) Pay Your Price/04 I'll Be Your Sister/05 Capricorn/06 No Class/07 Damage Case/08 Tear Ya Down/09 Metropolis/10 Limb From Limb/11 Too Late, Too Late/12 Like a Nightmare/13 Louie Louie/14 Tear Ya Down (Instrumental Version)/15 Louie Louie (Alternate Version)
BOMBER-01 Dead Men Tell Tales/02 Lawman/03 Sweet Revenge/04 Sharpshooter/05 Poison/06
Stoned Dead Forever/07 All The Aces/08 Step Down/09 Talking Head/10 Bomber/11 Over the Top/12 Leaving Here Living/13 Stone Dead Forever (Live)/14 Dead Men Tell No Tales (Live)/15 Too Late Too Late (Live)
ACE OF SPADES-01 Ace of Spades/02 Love Me Like a Reptile/03 Shoot You In the Back/04 Live To Win/05 Fast and Loose/06 (We Are) the Road Crew/07 Fire Fire/08 Jailbait/09Dance/10 Bite the Bullet/11 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch/12 The Hammer/13 Dirty Love/14 Please Don't Touch/15 Emergncey
NO SLEEP TIL HAMMERSMITH-01 Ace of Spades/02 Stay Clean/03 Metropolis/04 The Hammer/05 Iron Horse/06 No Class/07 Overkill/08 We Are the Road Crew/09 Capricorn/10 Bomber/11 Motorhead/12 Over The Top/13 Capricorn (alt)/14 Train Kept a Rollin
ANOTHER PERFECT DAY-01 Back At the Funny Farm/02 Shine/03 Dancing On Your Grave/04 Rock It/05 One TrackMind/06 Another Perfect Day/07 Marching Off To War/08 I Got Mine/09 Tales of Glory/10 Die You Bastard/11 Turn You Round Again/12 Hoochie Coochie Man (Live)/13 (Don't Need) Religion (Live
WHAT'S WADSWORTH LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE 1978-01 The Watcher/02 Iron
Horse/Born To Lose/03 On Parole/04 White Line Fever/05 Keep Us On the Road/06 Leaving Here/07 I'm Your Witchdoctor/08 Train Kept a Rollin/09 City Kids
ORGASMATRON-01 Deaf Forever/02 Nothing Up My Sleeve/03 Aint My Crime/04 Claw/05 Mean Machine/06 Built For Speed/07 Ridin With the Driver/08 Doctor Rock/09 Orgasmaton/10 On the Road (Live)/11 Steal Your Face (Live)/12 Claw (alt.)
ROCK N ROLL-01 Rock N Roll/02 Eat the Rich/03 Blackheart/04 Stone Deaf in the USA/05 Blessing/06 The Wolf/07 Traitor/08 Dogs/09 All For You/10 Boogeyman/11 Cradle to the Grave
NO SLEEP AT ALL-01 Doctor Rock/02 Traitor/03 Dogs/04 Ace of Spades/05 Eat the Rich/06 Built For Speed/07 Deaf Forever/08 Just Cos You Got the Power/09 Killed By Death/10 Overkill/11 Stay Clean/12 Metropolis
1916-01 The One To Sing the Blues/02 I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care/03 No voices In the Sky/04 Going To Brazil/05 Nightmare-The Dreamtime/06 Love Me Forever/07 Angel City/08 Make My Day/09 Ramones/10 Shut You Down/11 1916
MARCH OR DIE-01 Stand/02 Cat Scratch Fever/03 Bad Religion/04 Jack the Ripper/05 I Ain't No Nice Guy/06 Hellraiser/07 Alysum Choir/08 Too Good To Be True/09 You Better Run/10 Name In Vain/11 March or Die
BASTARDS (GERMAN REISSUE)-01 On Your Feet Or On Your Knees/02 Burner/03 Death or
Glory/04 I Am the Sword/05 Born To Raise Hell/06 Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me/07 Bad Woman/08 Liar/09 Lost in the Ozone/10 I'm Your Man/11 We Bring the Shake/12 Devils/13 Jumpin' Jack Flash
LIVE AT BRIXTON 1994-01 Doctor Rock/02 Stay Clean/03 Traitor/04 Metropolis/05 Dogs/06 Ace of Spades/07 Stone Deaf In the USA/08 Eat th Rich/09 Built for Speed/10 Rock N Roll/11 Deaf Forever/12 Just Cos You Got the Power
OVERNIGHT SENSATION-01 Civil War/02 Crazy Like a Fox/03 I Don't Believe a Word/04 Eat the Gun/05 Overnight Sensation/06 Love Can't Buy You Money/07 Broken/08 Them Not Me/09 Murder Show/10 Shake the World/11 Listen To Your Heart
SNAKE BITE LOVE-01 Love For Sale/02 Dogs of War/03 Snake Bite Love/04 Assassin/05 Take the Blame/06 Dead and Gone/07 Night Side/08 Don't Lie To Me/09 Joy of Labour/10 Desperate For You/11 Better Off Dead
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYONE ELSE DISC 1-01 Iron Fist/02 Stay Clean/03 On
Your Feet Or On Your Knees/04 Over Your Shoulder/05 Civil War/06 Burner/07 Nothing Up My Sleeve/08 I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)/09 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch/10 Take the Blame/11 Take the Blame/12 No Class/13 Overnight Sensation/14 Sacrifice
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYONE ELSE DISC 2-01 Born to Raise Hell/02 Lost in the Ozone/03 The One to Sing the Blues/04 Capricorn/05 Love For Sale/06 Orgasmatron/07 Going to Brazil/08 Killed By Death/09 Bomber/10 Ace of Spades/11 Overkill
HAMMERED DISC 1-01 Walk a Crooked Mile/02 Down the Line/03 Brave New Word/04 Voices From the War/05 Mine All Mine/06 Shut Your Mouth/07 Kill the World/08 Dr. Love/09 No Remorse/10 Red Raw/11 Serial Killer
HAMMERED DISC 2-01 Shoot You In the Back(live)/02 R.A.M.O.N.E.S.(live)/03 The Game
LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY 2003 DISC 1-01
We Are Motorhead/02 No Class/03 I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)/04 Over Your Shoulder/05 Civil War/06 Metropolis/07 Overnight Sensation/08 God Save the Queen/09 Born to Raise Hell/10 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch/11 Stay Out of Jail/12 Dead Men Tell No Tales
LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY 2003 DISC 2-01 You Better Run/02 Sacrifice/03 Orgasmatron/04 Going to Brazil/05 Broken/06 Damage Case/07 Iron Fist/08 Killed By Death/09 Bomber/10 Ace of Spades/11 Overkill
INFERNO-01 Terminal Show/02 Killers/03 In the Name of Tragedy/04 Suicide/05 Life's a Bitch/06 Down on Me/07 In the Black/08 Fight/09 In the Year of the Wolf/10 Keys to the Kingdom/11 Smiling Like a Killer/12 Whorehouse Blues
Man, I wouldn't have guessed I have quite as much as I do, been rocking this shit pretty hard the last couple of days.......got another big dose tomorrow, which includes some singles, rarities comps and more live stuff (for me Motorhead was one
BETTER MOTORHAD THAN DEAD D2-01 R.A.M.O.N.E.S./02 Sacrifice/03 Just Cos You Got the Power/04 (We Are) the Road Crew/05 Going To Brazil/06 Killed By Death/07 Iron Fist/08 Whorehouse Blues/09 Bomber/10 Ace Of Spades/11 Overkill
MOTORIZER-01 Runaround Man/02 Teach You How To Sing the Blues/03 When the Eagle Screams/04 Rock Out/05 One Short Life/06 Buried Alive/07 English Rose/08 Back on the Chain/09 Heroes/10 Time is Right/11 The Thousand Names of God
THE WORLD IS OURS VOLUME 1 DISC 1-01 We Are Motorhead/02 Stay Clean/03 Get Back In Line/04 Metropolis/05 Over the Top/06 One Night Stand/07 Rock Out/08 The Thousand Names of God/09 I Got Mine/10 I Know How To Die/11 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch/12 In the Name of Tragedy/13 Just Cos You Got the Power
THE WORLD IS OURS VOLUME 1 DISC 2-01 Going To Brazil/02 Killed By Death/03 Ace Of Spades/04 Overkill/05 Rock Out/06 The Thousand Names of God/07 Killed By Death/08 We Are Motorhead/09 Stay Clean/10 Be My Baby/11 Get Back In Line/12 I Know How To Die/13 Born To Raise Hell
THE WORLD IS OURS VOLUME 2 DISC 2-01 Ace of Spades/02 Overkill/03 Iron Fist/04 I Know How To Die/05 In the Name of Tragedy/06 Killed By Death/07 Ace Of Spades/08 Overkill/09 Stay Clean/10 Over The Top/11 The Chase Is Better The Catch/12 Going to Brazil/13 Killed By Death
AFTERSHOCK-01 Heartbeaker/02 Coup de Grace/03 Lost Woman Blues/04 End of Time/05 Do You Believe/06 Death Machine/07 Dust and Glass/08 Going to Mexico/09 Silence When You Speak To Me/10 Crying Shame/11 Queen of the Damned/12 Knife/13 Keep Your Powder Dry/14 Paralyzed
BBC AND IN SESSION DISC 2-01 Fast and Loose/02 Live to Win/03 White Line Fever/04 Like a Nightmare/05 Bite the Bullet/06 KIlled By Death/07 Ogasmatron/08 Doctor Rock/09 Deaf Forever/10 Orgasmatron (Spoken Word)
LIVE EXTENDED VERSIONS-01 Orgasmatron/02 Metropolis/03 Killed By Death/04 Bomber/05 Born to Raise Hell/06 No Class/07 Ace of Spades/08 Overkill/09 Ace of Spdes/10 Stay Clean
LIVE IN ATHENS (ORIGINAL RARE 45")-01 Acropolis/02 Orgasmatron
OVER THE TOP-THE RARITIES-01 Tear Ya Down (instrumental)/02 Louie Louie (Alt)/03 Over theTop/04 Please Don't Touch (Motorheadschool)/05 Emergency (Moorheadschool)/06 Over the Top (alt)/07 Capricorn (alt)/08 Train Kept-A-Rollin/09 Don't Let Em Grind Ya own (alt)/10 Lemmy Goes To the Pub/11 Same Old Song, I'm Gone/12 Don't Need Religion
TEAR YA DOWN-THE RARITIES-DISC 1-01 Hump On Your Back/02 Shoot You In the Back/03
Dirty Love/04 Dirty Love (Full Version)/05 Love Me Like a Reptile/06 Fast and Loose/07 Waltz of the Vampire/08 Ace of Spades (Rare Version)/09 Bastard/10 Godzilla Akimbo/11 We Are the Road Crew
TEAR YA DOWN-THE RARITIES-DISC 2-01 Like a Nightmare/02 Treat me Nice/03 Stone Dead Forever/04 Sharpshooter/05 You Ain't Gonna Live Forever/06 The Hammer/07 Bomber/08 Lve Me Like a Reptile/09 Fun On the Farm/10 Tear Ya Down/11 Fire Fire/12 Louie Louie/13 Jailbait/14 Stepdown
LOTTA FUCKING SHIT HERE........make FUCKIN SURE and play it FUCKIN LOUD if this is your shit......it's been a kick reliving my teen years the past few days with some MOTORHEAD (anybogot any fucking QUAALUDES? doubtful, I guess)......this wraps up the extensive MOTORHEAD post......I hope GOD knows what is next coz I DON'T!!!!!!
C'est la Vie! !!! ! !!!! !!
I am pretty excited about this one, Tool is one of my very favorites, gloom-rocking, artistic metal
geniuses of the1990's-early 2000's, taking Nine Inch Nails' self-loathing hatred and combining it with some absolutely stunning artsy-metal, I think they were GREAT, wonderful, and I mised their concert here because of it's scheduled date: September 11, 2001......what are ya gonna do? I've seen videos of their live shows and they are disturbing and incredible, their videos are freakish, and they are/were one brilliant and incredible band.......a perfect representative of the era from whence they came......the basc lineup was singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor, and drummer Danny Carey.......if you are unfamiliar and are a fan of ANY "gloom rock", OR of any metal, you are doing yourself a disservice if Tool is not in heavy rotation......there ain't much bad the Big Boy can say about them, they have not made a truly bad album and HAVE released a couple of essential classics.....they also have spawned the (featured here, long, long ago) A Perfect Circle, who are/were great, as well as Pucsifer, basically Maynard's solo project, which I may or may not tack onto the end of this post, depending on the response.
OK, how about the music? Well, the early EP's, "72826" and "Opiate" are essential, wonderful
previews of what was to come......"72826" includes early versions of the classics "Sober" and "Crawl Away", while "Opiate" is great as well, giving us a couple of fine live tracks, notably "Jerk Off" and "Cold and Ugly".....I cannot say enough about the greatness of even these early EP's, if you are unfamiliar, THIS IS BAND YOU NEED TO KNOW......a MUCH more "metal" Nine Inch Nails? With the artistic allusions of, God knows who? This was an INCREDIBLE bnd, one whom I think will be more appreciated in the future than they are in thier own time (it happens)
OK, the first full length is the five-star classic "Undertow" (1993)......an absolutely brilliant album, I don't know if my words cn do it any justice.....suffice to say that "Prison Sex", "Sober""Bottom" and "Crawl Away" are ALL masterpieces, the rest of the album is great as well, and it is 1000% essential.
The EP "Salival" was released in 2000, it is essential as well, in partcular the phenominal live version of "Pushit".....an essential listen as well....I realize this is a "fan" talking, but this was simply an AMAZING band.
In 2002 they released "Laterallus", which sounds to me, a bit less "gloomy" and a bit more "Angry", and it works absolutely perfectly....."Laterallus" is brilliant as well, I'll say 4.5 stars, there is GREAT SHIT all over this disc ("Mantra", "Parabol", "Parabola", and especially the fab "Ticks and Leeches" ("Hope this is what you wanted....hope this is what you had in mind....'cause this is what you're GETTING".........brilliant lyric).......this is also an essential, tremendous, an fantastic album, one of the best of ITS decade as well
The final (as of now) "official" release was 2006's "10,000 Days", which I would personally call their weakest full length, maybe clocking in at 4 stars......trust me, it's only a "weak" release in comparison to the earlier ones, in fact, it is brilliant as well in it's own right.......
OK kids, that is all yer uncle is gonna put up for tonight.......in a day or 2 we will get to the meat of
this, the demos, the rarities, the live shows and all, but as you may be able to see, this is a favorite modern day band of mine......so I have already DONE A Perfect Circle (I'm sure the links are dead by now), but if you want some more material of this ilk, please TELL ME you'd like to see the Puscifer stuff as well (I have a good bit) and we'll pop that up also.......Tool is one of my very favorite bands of the latter-day era, I find them to be amazingly creative, innovative, frightening, and motherfucking HARD ASS ROCKING......GREAT band.......let me know what you think, I don't see Tool on the blogs a lot, why? I don't know, but here's a starter set for the novices.....Got lots and lots of live/rare/demo stuff, I HOPE you guys wanna hear it, it would disappoint yer uncle tremendously if you don't appreciate a phenominal band like Tool!
72826 EP-01 Cold and Ugly/02 Hush/03 Part of Me/04 Crawl Away/05 Sober/06 Jerk-off
UNDERTOW-01 Intolerance/02 Prison Sex/03 Sober/04 Bottom/05 Crawl Away/06 Swamp Song/07 Undertow/08 4 degrees/09 Flood/69 Disgustipated
AENIMA-01 Stinkfist/02 Eulogy/03 H/04 Useful Idiot/05 Forty Six & 2/06 Message to Harry Manback/07 Hooker With a Penis/08 Intermission/09 Jimmy/10 Die Eir Von Satan/11 Pushit/12 Cesaro Summability/13Aenima/14(-) Ions/15 Third Eye
SALIVAL (EP)-01 Third Eye (Live)/02 Part of Me (live)/03 Pushit (Live)/04 Message To Harry Manback II/05 You Lied (Live)/06 Merkaba/07 No Quarter/08 L.A.M.C.
LATERALUS-01 The Grudge/02 Eon Blue Apocalypse/03 The Patient/04 Mantra/05 Schism/06 Parabol/07 Parabola/08 Ticks & Leeches/09 Lateralus/10 Disposition/11 Reflection/12 Triad/13 Faaip De Oiad
10000 DAYS-01 Vicarious/02 Jambi/03 Wings For Marie (Part 1)/04 10000 Days (Wings Part 2)/05 The Pot/06 Lipan Conjuring/07 Lost Keys (Blame Hofman)/08 Rosetta Stoned/09 Intention/10 Right In Two/11 Viginiti Tres
OK, fuckers......this shit is BAD FUCKING ASS......maybe you are too old to have been there, or too
young to have been there, but this is ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS EVER, I am not fucking joking......I will gauge the response and see how far I delve into this (Puscifer), but for God's sake, PLEASE check the next post which is BLOATED with demos, live shows, rarities, and all THAT good shit.......Tool were the motherfucking SHIT and deserve our respect if we claim to love TRULY demented ROCK N FUCKING ROLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BigScott 62 OUT after maybe 18 Michelob Ultras!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, I gather we all agree that Tool are/were badass, artistic, intellectual metal monsters who cannot be
compared to anyone (except perhaps Opeth, whom they are/were FAR superior to)....we went through thier studio catolouge yesterday just in case you've been in suspended animation for the last 20 years and are unfamiliar, today, we get to the meat of the issue......Tool, live shows, demos, rarities, and all THAT good shit.......I said this yesterday, but I think Tool is destined to be one of those bands (think maybe the Velvet Underground, the New York Dolls, The MC5, a few others) who will not be fully appreciated for thier greatness until maybe 20 years down the road......these classic albums will stand up forever, and the brilliance of this more rare material is unquestionable as well.....seriously, I think Tool are one of the greatest of all American rock bands, ever, and I think that in the future, we will appreciate that.....timeless, brilliant music, maybe a "Velvet Underground of the 1990's-2000's" if that makes a bit of sense to ya at all!
OK, so what can the Big hombre pull out for the discriminating Tool fan? Well, we have a smattering here, let's see........too bad the live shows don't come with visuals as thier concerts are pretty intense, visually,, but so it goes......OK, let s crack open the vault......
Let's start with "Ultra Rare Trax", not sure how "ultra rare" they are, but for sure, it is some bad ass Tool, and that is what we are here for today.....this includes a lot of silly covers (Sublime's "Wrong Way", Paul McCartney's "Silly Love Songs", etc......), as well as a generous handful of demos and stuff.......might as well start here, Tool neophytes!
Next up we have a very recent discovery of mine, a remixed "Aenima"......Tool's long, complex
compositions lend themselves well to remix techniques, and this is a surprisingly good album...please check this out, it is worthwhile.
"Tool Oddities" contains all KINDS of weird shit, demos, remixes, live cuts, and tandems with other bands, notably Rage Against the Machine and Limp Bizkit......lots of stuff for the discriminating fan, and a lot of WEIRD stuff, basically for the rest of ya!
"The Tool Shed Demos" (1991) is a fine collection of early versions os some of thier best work, such as "Sober" and "Crawl Away", I think it is fairly rare, fans of the band will REALLY want this one.
Got several live shows, it is unfortunate, as I've said before, that they are not DVD's, because the Tool experience is a good part visual......let's start with a 2006 2-disc show from Vancouver, a perfectly professional rundown through a good bit of thier best stuff ("Stinkfist", "Schism", lots more).
We have a single disc, undated set from a Coachella show, a bit older obviously, as it focusses on the great "Undertow" and "Aenima" material......a fine version of "Prison Sex" highlights the show, "Sober" and "Stinkfist" are here as well in a compelling performance.
Also undated is a NYC show, single disc, but obviously "Aenima" era or so......their finest live number, in my estimation, was always "Pushit" which is here is all it's ugly glory.
Again undated, we have a set from Houston from around the same time, similar set list, "Prison Sex" and "Pushit" are great, and the encore "Sober" brings it all home.
OK, one more....1996 Washington DC.....this is a good single disc set, featuring "Pushit" as well as "Crawled Away", "Hooker With a Penis", and "Bottom".......a great set, from a great fucking band.
Last and by FAR the strangest is "Lullabye Renditions of Tool", the title says it all, strange, strange, strange, but that's what I be here for, right?
One of my very favorite modern day bands as you may have ascertained.......great and brilliant band,
for further listening, check A Perfect Circle whom I profiled here long ago, and if interested, PLEASE inform me that you would like a post on Puscifer, it's kind of an acquired taste, but is rewarding......but I need to know.....you guys want a Puscifer post or not? It's "Tool-Lite", but it is damn interesting at times as well, so PLEASE comment and let me know your preference......but, I will tell you, that post 1990, VERY few bands, I think, have been as great, hard rocking, significant, and thought provoking as have been Tool.........tremendous band, underappreciated for now, but as i said earlier, in the future they WILL be appreciated as influential and brilliant, when the Nicklecrack shit the kiddies are listening to will be relegated to the garbage heap of history.
ULTRA RARE TRAX-01 Santa Monica & Orange/02 Spasm (Peach Cover)/03 Silly Love Songs/04 You Lied (Peach Cover)/06 Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)/07 Wrong Way (Sublime Cover)/08 Passenger/10 Cold & Ugly (demo)/11 Hush (demo)/12 Part of Me (demo)/13 Crawl Away (demo)/14 Sober (demo)/15 Jerkoff (demo)/16 No Quarter (Led Zeppelin Cover)
TOOL ODDITIES-01 10000 Days (Secret Synch Track)/02 Crawl Away (demo)/03 H (remix)/04 Hush (String Quartet Tribute/05 Opiate (Limp Bizkit Live Boston 1999)/06 Parabola (Rockabye Tribute)/07 Parabol (Rockabye Tribute)/08 Pushit (Demo)/09 Revolution (Rage Against the Machine/Tool)/10 Schism (Live)/11 Sober (Acoustic Cover-Staind)/12 Sober (interpretation) Mikhail Martynov (Boss Loop Station Contestant)/13 Spasm/14 Stinkfist (Inure Remix)/15 Tool Dubstep Medley (Sober/Stinkfist/Eulogy)/16 You Lied (Peach Cover)
TOOL SHED DEMOS-01 Cold and Ugly/02 Hush/03 Part of Me/04 Crawl Away/05 Sober/06 Jerk Off
VANCOUVER DISC 1-01 Intro/02 Stinkfist/03 The Pot/04 Forty Six & 2/05 Jambi/06 Schism/07 Lost Keys/Rosetta Stoned
VANCOUVER DISC 2-01 Intension/Right In Two/02 Sober/03 Lateralus/04 Intermission/05
ROSEMONT DISC 1-01 Stinkfist/02 Jambi/03 46 and 2/04 The Pot/05 Schism/06 Lost Keys/Rosetta Stoned
ROSEMONT DISC 2-01 Wings For Marie/02 10000 Days/03 Laterallus/04 Vicarious/05 Aenima
COACHELLA-01 Intolerance/02 Hooker With a Penis/03 Stare Into the Water/04 Prison Sex/05 Eulogy/06 Stinkfist/7 Sober/08 Pursuit/09 Aenima/10 Opiate/11 Encore
NYC-01 Third Eye/02 Forty Six & 2/03 Eulogy/04 Prison Sex/05 Pushit/06 H/07 Encore
HOUSTON-01 Untitled/02 Useful Idiot/03 Eulogy/04 Prison Sex/05 Pushit/06 H/ 07 Sober
WASHINGTON DC 1996-01 Hooker With a Penis/02 Unknown/03 Crawled Away/04 Unknown/05 Pushit/06 Bottom/07 Stinkfist/08 Prison Sex/09 Stranglehold
OK, guys.....I put a bit O work into this and I know you will LUUUUUUV it, it's the shit.......any interest in Puscifer, or should I move on to something else? your call....If I get just ONE VOTE one way or the other, that is the way it shall go, so each opinion is REALLY important!
Tool is/was the fucking bomb.........bad ass, heavy, scary, dark, bleak, artistic, intellectual...what more could ANYONE ask?
OK, as a supplement to the Tool stuff, here we have what I can offer up of Puscifer......as you can
probably tell I am a huge fan of most of Tool's work, Puscifer, which is a side project of Maynard James Keenan, not quite as much, and if you are expecting "Tool, Jr.", be prepared to be quite wrong....Puscifer is Maynard and probably 50 differentbacking musicians at different times, and specialize in synth-heavy, beat driven wierdness, about 180 degrees from Tools thunderous gloom rock......I don't think I have everything as there are tons of remixes and the like, but I have what I have and have recieved quite a few emails requesting this.......so here we go with wht I do have, if you have anything to add, please do so.
Earliest release I find is the goofball, countryish "Cuntry Boner" b/w "World Up My Ass", titles pretty much tell the tale here....a few months later came the first EP came out later the same year (2007) with the title "Don't Shoot the Messenger", highlighted by the "Renholder" remix of "The Undertaker", heavy bass/synth and pretty cool if you favor this sort of thing.
Finally MJK released a full length, "V Is For Vagina", this is a really decent album of soulful electronica, highlighted again by the full-out assault of "The Undertaker", also the dark "Momma Sed" and the quite bizarre "Dozo".......lots of guest musicians stand out here, very much worthwhile if you are up for something "different" (can't wait for someone to blindly dive into these looking for a Tool-like bludgeoning).
"D Is For Dubby" is also a strong effort, taking some of the "V" material, stripping the vocals and
intensifying the music with lots of dub techniques......dub fans will maybe like it, again, some may find it too strange for their tastes.
You won't beleive this, but next up is "V Is For Viagra the Remix Album", once again taking earlier numbers and remixing them into sometimes almost unrecognizeable versions. One thing about MJK he gets plenty of mileage out of his material.......me, I hapen to like this one as well, considering the three albums as companion pieces and excellent party/background music for the discerning oddball.
Next up, the EP "C Is For (Please Insert Sophomoric Genetilia Reference Here)" contains what I think maybe the best Puscifer track, "The Mission (M Is For Milla Mix)", really works well.....one thing that IMO DOESN'T work especially well is the odd "The Humbling River", not a BAD track by any means but actually might have been more at home on one of A Perfect Circle's albums......not to nitpick or anything, obviously this guy plays by his own rules.
2010's "Sound Into Blood Into Wine" is a soundtrack album to a Puscifer documentary, containing material mostly previously available , however, I think if you simply wish to dabble, it actually might be the way to go as it contains some of the best stuff ("The Mission", "the Undertaker", even "World Up My Ass".
I know a couple of "true believers", much more knowledgeable about Puscifer than myself, who
REALLY rally behind "Conditions of My Parole" (2011), as the best release the "band" has put out, I'd find it hard to argue the point......some fine vocal work from guest Carina Round interplay well with MJK, some really fine, haunting, and intense tracks ("The Rapture", "Toma", "Man Overboard"), I'd really have to agree that it is probably the best Puscifer release.
"Donkey Punch the Night" came out just last year, I am not crazy about it, covers of (I am not making this up) "Balls to the Wall" and (cough) "Bohemian Rhapsody" (I'll let THAT one sink in for a moment), and if THAT isn't enough, both of them appear as well in remixed versions.......well, odd to be certain at least.
Obviously not the type of stuff I generally post, but a companion piece to the Tool stuff, and I've been keeping things a little on the heavy side of late anyway (not that there's anythign wrong with THAT), but maybe I've been wavering from the "variety" of which I tout so much, this should at least put us back on the right track there.
Love to hear from Tool fans who were unfamiliar with this, how surprised were you? would an
accurate comparison be Tool/Sex Pistols=Pusicfer/PIL? I don't know, maybe I could come up with a better one, but this is interesting stuff, MJK is obviously quite creative, and let me know what you think of these, please! I would about guarentee there are a bunch more remixes and etc of this stuff out there, but this is all I've got.
CUNTRY BONER SINGLE-01 Cuntry Boner/02 World Up My Ass
DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER EP-01 Trekka (Sean Beaven Mix)/02 REV 22:20/03 The Undertaker (Renholder Mix)/04 REV (22:20) (4:20 Mix)
V IS FOR VAGINA-01 Queen B/02 Dozo/03 Vagina Mine/04 Momma Sed/05 Drunk With Power/06 The Undertaker/07 Trekka/08 Indigo Children/09 Sour Grapes/10 REV (22:20) (Dry Martini Mix)
V IS FOR VIAGRA THE REMIX ALBUM-01 Indigo Children (JLE Dub Mix)/02 Trekka (Desert Porn Mix)/03 Momma Sed (Tandimonium Mix)/04 Sour Grapes (Late for Dinner Mix)/05 Cuntry Boner (Dirty Robot Mix)/06 Drunk With Power (Hungover and Hostile in Hanover Mix)/07 Vagina Mine (Deflowering Mix)/08 Trekka (The Great Unwashed Mix)/09 Queen B (Glitched and Bent Mix)/10 DoZo (Guns For Hire Mix)/11 Queen B (Narcovice Radio Edit Mix)/12 Psa, Lol!/13 Cuntry Boner (Disco Viagra Mix)
C IS FOR (PLEASE INSERT SOPHOMORIC GENITILIA REFERENCE HERE)-01 Polar Bear/02 The Mission (M Is For Milla Mix)/03 Momma Sed (Alive at Club Nokia)/04 Vagina Mine (Live at Club Nokia)/05 Portions (Deliverance Mix)/06 The Humbling River/07 Trekka (Spaghetti Trekka Mix Live)
SOUND INTO BLOOD INTO WINE-01 Sour Grapes (Where's the Line Mix)/02 Momma Sed
(Vis4V Mix)/03 Queen B (Vis4V Mix)/04 The Undertaker (Vis4V Mix)/05 Drunk With Power (Vis4V Mix)/06 REV 22:20 (Dry Martini Mix)/07 Indigo Children (Vis4V Mix)/08 The Mission (M Is For Milla Mix)/09 The Humbling River (Nagual de Judith Mix)/10 World Up My Ass (7 Inch Mix)/11 Sour Grapes (Legend of the Mix)12 The Humbling River (Duet Mix)
CONDITIONS OF MY PAROLE-01 Tiny Monsters/02 Green Valley/03 Monsoons/04 Telling Ghosts/05 Horizons/06 Man Overboard/07 Toma/08 The Rapture (Fear Is a Mind Kila Mix)/09 Conditions of My Parole/10 The Weaver/11 Oceans/12 Tumbleweed
DONKEY PUNCH THE NIGHT-01 Bohemian Rhapsody (OG Mix)/02 Breathe/03 Dear Brother/04 Balls to the Wall (Pillow Fight Mix)/05 Breathe (Drumcell Rework)/06 Dear Brother (Denton Rework)/07 Balls to the Wall (Silent Servant Mix)/08 Bohemian Rhapsody (Sonoio Rework)
Better than the one I put up a couple of weeks ago, which had so much "obvious" material it seemed like one of those 1970's K-Tel collections, this one ("The Grunge Years 1991") has at least a bit more obscure material than that one did......the obligatory Nirvana track is not really an obvious one ("Dive"), and we get some stuff from Tad, Dickless, The Walkabout, and Love Battery, among other "second team" grunge acts of that great year of 1991........by no means a great album as we look at it today, but sometime in the future, as I've said before, I think these grunge comps may be the equivelant of "Nuggets" if you get what I mean.....not going to go into any detail at all on this but for grunge-rock enthusiasts, it is probably at least "semi" essential, unless of course, you already have all of it......
THE GRUNGE YEARS (1991)-01 NIRVANA-Dive/02 L7-Shove/03 TAD-Stumblin' Man/04 BEAT HAPPENING-Red Head Walking/05 MARK LANEGAN-Ugly Sunday/06 SCREAMING TREES-Change Has Come/07 THE FLUID-Tomorrow/08 AFGHAN WHIGS-Retarded/09 BABES IN TOYLAND-House/10 MUDHONEY-Come To Mind/11 THE WALKABOUT-Long Black Veil/12 LOVE BATTERY-Between the Eyes/13 DICKLESS-Saddle Tramp
A wonderful set this evening, can't remember from where I got it, back in the day I was collecting psych comps from various blogs almost daily, honestly don't recall the source for this one.....the full title is "Psychedelic Portugal-Hard Psych and Prog from the Portugal Underground Psych Scene, 1968-74"......if you are a fan of foreign language (only some of it, some is English) psych/prog, this is a fairly unknown gem that you will want to attack. Just gave it a refresher listen today, it's a REALLY good one and comes with my highest recommendation for this type of thing......if you scan the track/artist listing, there may not be anything that jumps out at you, but "A Story" by Ex- Libris is a real winner, "Stand By" from Pop Music Five, Inc, echoes the great Nuggets garage psych sound, The Heavy Band (!) contributes "Funky", The Chinchillas "Barbarella" is a standout, hell it's all great, can't beleive I've never popped this one up before when I was in one of those moods where I didn't want to do much work.........seriously, this is a keeper......
PSYCHEDELIC PORTUGAL-01 INTRO/02 EX-LIBRIS-A Story/03 OBJECTIVO-Gin Blues/04 POP MUSIC FIVE INC-Stand By/05 CHINCHILLAS-Barbarella/06 PETRUS CASTRUS-Batucada Vulgaris/07 PIEXUS-Paraiso Amanha/08 EVOLUCAO-Noites de Sabath/09 FLUIDO-O Homem Sentado/10 FAUSTO-Instro/11 BEATNICKS-Money/12 MECHANICAL DREAM-Skate/13 THE HEAVY BAND-Funky/14 QUARTETO 1111-1111/15 BANDA 4-Walking on the Beach/16 JOSE CID-A Viagem/17 SERGIO BORGES COM CONJUNTO JOAO PAULO-Paul Da Terra/18 FILARMONICA FRAUDE-Devedoe a Terra
Lemme know your thoughts, I have another Portugal set, a multi-disc "Nuggets" type thing that I might dig out soon if the Portugal thing goes over well......
Staying in the Portugal groove for another day, here is a fine 4 disc set of "Nuggets"-style garage/psych/surf, most of which I assume will be little known to the English speaking listener (although, like yesterday's set, some are in English)........a few acts are repeaters from yesterday's "Heavy Psych" set, the time frame is a bit earlier (this hit the "Nuggets" era squarely, 1964-69"), lets see what we have here....
Volume 1 includes the fab Pop Music Five Inc, this time wth the cool "Fire". Os Chinchillas treat us to "I'm a Believer"......Quarteto 1111 are a repeater from yesterday, this time with "Bissaide"......I also need to touch on Os Bluesos Negroes, just because I think the name is amusing........ wonderful, different, out there stuff......fans of both foreign language (non-English, I mean), as well as fans of Nugget-rock should jump on these, myself I am in both camps....
Couple of bands get multiple play on Volume 2, Shieks, Os Steamers........worth a laugh: Os Vodkas "San Francisco Girls".......each volume of the set is a treasure, truly, don't miss a one.
The fab Quarteto 1111 highlight Volume 4, yet another "Conjunto" band, this time Conjunto Jose Novoa (with "House of the Rising Sun"!), Os Chincillas return, as do Os Demonios Negroes (sorry, I can't help it, I assume "The Black Demons", am I correct?).........another fine collection.
It would be WAAAAY cool if someone who speaks/reads Portugese would translate the band names and song titles, mostly because I assume some of them would be funny, but it isn't IMPORTANT.....the best thing about foreign language rock is it allows the music to do the talking (at least to we narrow-minded Yanks), and really allows the nuances of the genre (think also the Greek Punk sets, I've GOT to get a few more of those sent for translation).......anyway, this should keep ya buy for a little while, enjoy the last couple of days'"Portu-fest"!
VOLUME 1-01 Intro POP MUSIC FIVE INC +OS TARTAROS-Tartaria/02 QUNITETO
ACADEMICO-Train/03 DANIEL BACELAR E OS GENTLEMEN-Tema Dos Gentlemen/04 POP MUSIC FIVE INC-Fire/05 CONJUNTO ACADEMICO JOAO PAULO-Sue Lin/06 VITOR GOMES-Mama/07 THE KEEPERS-Hoje Mais Feliz Do Que Nunca/08 CONJUNTO RUY MANUEL-Fuga/09 CONJUNTO MISTERIO-Tired of Waiting For You/10 OS MORGANS-Opus/11 CONJUNTO ACADEMICO JOAO PAULO-Hully Gully Do Montanhes/12 OS TITAS-Tema Para Titas/13 SHIEKS-Try To Understand/14 OS CHINCHILAS-I'm a Beleiver/15 QUARTETO 1111-Bissaide/16 JETS-Let Me Live My Life/17 OS BLUESOS NEGROS-Tequilla/18 OS EKOS-Esquece/19 EUSIBIO-Outro
VOLUME 2-01 Jingle (LM Radio)/02 OS STEAMERS-I Am a Chancho/03 CONJUNTO NIGHT STARS-She Only Wants a Friend/04 OS VODKAS-San Francisco Girls/05 OS NOMADOS-What'd I Say/06 OS CLAVES-Keep On Running/07 DANIEL BACELAR E OS GENTLEMEN-Se Eu Enloquecer/08 QUINTETO ACEDEMICO-724710/09 OS FIVE BAMBINOS-Eu Chamo Por Ti/10 OS GAMBUZINOS-Aida/11 Jingle (LM Radio)/12 TARTAROS-Oh! Rosa Arredonda a Saia/13 COJUNTO ACADEMICO JOAO PAULO-Jezebel/14 OS PLUTONICOS-Goodbye My Love/15 SHIEKS-Eusebio/16 OS ESPASCIAS-You Turn to Cry/17 OS EKOS-O Espelho/18 OS ALAMOS-Stop That Game/19 OS STEAMERS-Sera Assim Ate Morrer/20 OS STEAMERS-Jingle/21 Jingle (LM Radio)
VOLUME 3-01 HENRIQUE MENDES-Intro/02 LES FANATICS-The Spotnik Theme/03 CONJUNTO HI FI-Crystals and Trees/04 DANIEL BACELAR E OS GENTLEMEN-Mr. Train/05 TARAS E MONTENEGRO-When/06 SERGIO BORGES E O CONJUNTO JOAO PAULO-A Uma Gina/07 CONJUNTO ZOO-Baby Come Back/08 OS EKOS-I Saw That Girl/09 GRUPO 5-Everyday/10 CONJUNTO NIGHT STARS-Hungry For Love/11 FILARMONICA FRAUDE-Flor De Laranjiera/12 SHIEKS-I've Got To Give Up/13 OS CLAVES-Where the Good Times Gone/14 OS TITAS-Mira-Mi Maria/15 JOAQUIM COSTA-Rip It Up/16 DEMONIOS NEGROES-Coimbra/17 VITOR GOMES E OS GATOS NEGROES-Ao Vivo Na RTP 1965/18 CHARRUAS-Come on, Baby, Come On/19 OS TELSTARS-t4/20 CONJUNTO ACADEMIO JOAO PAULO-O Oluco/21 CONJUNTO HI FI-I See the Rain/22 Outro
This is a KILLER set........enjoy and PLEASE leave a comment..........really, an AMAZING set and I think that my minions will love the shit out of it, trust the big man, it is FUCKING BAD ASS!
You guys should appreciate this one, I'm pretty sure I've never put this one up before (if I have, sorry,
but it would have to be a longtime ago)....."7x7 is" is a very fine, wonderful, set of US garage rock singles (A&B sides) from the more recent era......how about four discs today, and the remaining three tomorrow? this is some badass stuff, you will want these......highlights of the first four discs:
Well, Disc 1 lads off with the incredible Brood, whom I have featured here before, with another of their fantastic singles "Since He's Been Gone"/"You got Me Crying"....definitley the disc highlight, but ALSO some Laughing Soup Dish, Pleasureheads, and the grea Untold Fables........guys, this is a set you WANT, and I think it is at least somewhat hard to locate.
OK, we move on to Disc 3......the MOS familiar name here is Plasticland, who do NOT disappoint, we also get Tommyknockers, Boys From Nowhere, Black Angel's Death Song, The Fall Outs, and more, again, a wonderful disc, you are gonna want them ALL
I could put up all 7 discs tonight, but why the FUCK should I? check these out and you will be BEGGING for the last three, it's a fantastic set, you will love it all.......raw, retro, totally cool garage rock at its finest.
What more could we POSSIBLY ask for?
VOLUME 2-01 THE BROOD-I Need You Here/02 THE BROOD-You Got Me/03 CYNICS-Sweet Young Thing/04 CYNICS-I'm In Pittsburgh and It's Raining/05 MYSTIC EYES-From Above/06 MYSTIC EYES-My Time To Leave/07 OPTIC NERVE-Ain't That a Man/08 OPTIC NERVE-Happy Ever After/09 OPTIC NERVE-Play Fair/10 TEN TONS OF LIES-Sands of the Next Season/11 TEN TONS OF LIES-You Lie/12 THEE CELLAR DWELLARS-Dwellin'/13 THEE CELLAR DWELLARS-Wonderin' Why/14 TOWN CRYERS-Girl With the Blue Sweater/15 TOWN CRYERS-What's Going On
VOLUME 3-01 BLACK ANGELS DEATH SONG-Nothing Equals Nothing/02 BLACK ANGELS
DEATH SONG-What Do You Mean/03 BOYS FROM NOWHERE-1966/04 BOYS FROM NOWHERE-No Reason To Live/05 FALL OUTS-Another Fad/06 FALL OUTS-Don't Want the Sun/07 FALL OUTS-She's Out There/08 PLASTICLAND-Enchanted Forestery/09 PLASTICLAND-Let's Play Polyana/10 THEE FORGIVEN-Be My Lover/11 THEE FORGIVEN-She Shines/12 TOMMYKNOCKERS-Old Enough To Know Better/13 TOMMYKNOCKERS-Smoke Lightning/14 TOMMYKNOCKERS-You'll Find Out/15 TRUE WEST-Luscifer Saw/16 TRUE WEST-Mas Reciful
VOLUME 4-01 ACHING VOID-Swirling Colors/02 ACHING VOID-Voices/03 DEAD MOON-DOA/04 DEAD MOON-Dagger Moon/05 FINGERS OF DOOM-I Don't Understand It/06 FINGERS OF DOOM-White Gods/07 FINGERS OF DOOM-Yellow/08 MARBLE ORCHARD-Ever Think About Me/09 MARBLE ORCHARD-Something Happens/10 PLANET 9 & BRIAN-Echoing Sunshine/11 PLANET 9 & BRIAN-Hideaway/12 PLANET 9 & BRIAN-Walls of Paradise/13 TEN FOOT FACES-Dangerous Visions/14 TEN FOOT FACES-Don't Want Love/15 TEN FOOT FACES-Sand Fuck/16 THREE WOMEN IN BLACK-Submission
Thanks to all who participate here, it's all about YOU (not me).....even though, yeserday (9/20) was my anniversary (1 Year) of nearly dying in a freaky sleep-apnea incident.......just glad to be alive, as we all should be, but we need background music for our lives while we are above ground......that is what I AM here for!! Utilize the chance!
The final three discs of the magnficent "7 x 7 Is" set, with tons of GREAT garage
rock singles (more of recent vintage in case you are wondering, doesn't matter, it's fucking kickass anyways, get over the prejudice of recently vintaged garaeg rock, it's fucking awesome).....
So, disc 5 leads off with a GREAT band I haver profiled here before, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, who, as you know (if you follow this fucking blog as you should) are tremendous, also the Cynics, The Gorehounds, the Kings of Oblivion, and MORE.......this is a great series, feel sorry for ya if you're one of the losers that contacts me a year from now, asking for a re-up (likely you won't get it).
Finally Disc 7, the final of the series (ya know, I don't recall from where I got these, but, truly, they have the immortal Katrakyla written ALL OVER them).......noone really well-known here but overs of garage-rock aren't going to wish to miss out on the New Duncan Imperials, Mooseheart Faith, The Wicked Ones, and more.....this is the "set completer" and is as good as the rest of the discs......
Hope you guys have enjoyed THIS series, it's long been a favorite of mne, and at least I think, is somewhat hard to run accross......so here it is.......this is modern day garage rock at its best, you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't check these out.
See ya, God only knows what I may put up next? Please let me know of any rockin sounds you'd like
to hear, I have barely scratched the surface of my stash in these 3.5 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VOLUME 5-01 1313 MOCKINGBIRD LANE-Hornet's Nest/02 1313 MOCKINGBIRD LANE-My Hearse (Is Double Parked)/03 THE CYNICS-(You Can't Blow) Smoke Rings/04 THE CYNICS-I'm In Pittsburgh and It's Raining/05 DISPOSESSED-Moon and Midnight/06 DISPOSESSED-The Thin Man/07 GOREHOUNDS-Necrosis/08 GOREHOUNDS-Voodoo Priest/09 KINGS OF OBLIVION-Gotta Love Me/10 KINGS OF OBLIVION-No Way To Be/11 KINGS OF OBLIVION-Only You to Blame/12 LANCE KAUFMAN-Peacful Amazon Villiage/13 LANCE KAUFMAN-They Dug Up Elvis/14 LEE JOSEPH-Sounds of Color/15 LEE JOSEPH-Splash One/16 LEE JOSEPH-Stay By My Side/17 LEE JOSEPH-The Special Ones
VOLUME 7-01 BLACK SAND OF LOVE-A Real Cool Time/02 HERERRA & THE HANDOUTS-Another Line/03 HERERRA & THE HANDOUTS-Playin For Time/04 JIGSAW SEEN-I Did Chatter/05 JIGSAW SEEN-Jim Is the Devil/06 JODIE COSMO-Staying Power/07 MOOSEHEART FAITH-Number One/08 MOOSEHEART FAITH-Open the Door/09 MOOSEHEART FAITH-
Lemme know whacha be thinkin bout this series.....I think it's a bad muthafuckah.....lotsa rare shit, lotsa bad ass rockin shit..........but again, I think it's PRETTY rare, so I hope it made somebody's day/week..........my very best to you all, even those at the other, "superior" blogs who don't like me/mine........they are wonderful people as well, and i wish them only the best!
Morningwood released one wonderful semi-classic perid piece of tremenedous, danceable, alterna-
pop in the ealy 2000's, pretty much sank without much fanfare.......I thought it was REALLY good, they were little-girl voiced Chantel Claret, bassist Pedro Yanowitz, as well as touring/semi members guitarists Will Tendy and Jeremy Asbrock, and drummer Jonathon Schmidt......a pure New York City creation, that first self -titled album is one you need to seek out (like, HERE!), it's a forgotten (to a point) fine collecton of silly alt-pop, such as "Take Off Your Clothes", "Jet Setter""NU Rock", as well as the fabulous "New York Girls" and the single of the year, whatever year that was (2000?), "Nth Degree" (I once heard Chantel's charming little voice in background of a car commercial with a snippet of the song, which happened to her spelling out "M-o-r-n-i-n-g-w-o-o-d".....figured auto industry exec finally figured out what "Morningwood"actually meant, because I never saw the commercial again......anyway, I hope they made a ton of cash off that commercial, doubt they made THAT much off the musical career thing......
Because, the followup, "Diamonds and Studs" came out a year or two later.....and then the "Stuff" was gone GOODBYE like a shot off the bat of Jose Bautista.........it's not HORRIBLE, but listen and compare and you'll see what I mean.....some decent tracks worth hearing once or twice ("Bipolar Bear", "Snobby Little Elf", "Hot Tonight" and "Bitches" are all fine, but the magic, for me, was gone)........check it out, see you agree or not.....myself I rate album 1 3.5 stars, the follw up 2 stars......disagree? I used to have a fine XM Live broaadcast of one of thier shows and searched everywhere for i today. I may have loaned it out or something, anyone with a copy of it (ca. 2001 on XM Radio) please share a copy, it's quite good!
DIAMONDS AND STUDS-01 Best Of Me/02 Killer Life/03 Hot Tonight/04 How You Know It's Love/05 Snobby Little Elf/06 Sugarbaby/07 Bitches/08 Addicted/09 Bipolar Bear/10 Teenage/11 That's My Tune/12 Three's a Crowd/13 Cat In a Box
Ian Dury was born the the same year as my father (!), 1942, hacked around the UK for a while before
gaining some notoriety in the 1970's punk/new wave scene, most notably as leader of Ian Dury & the Blockheads. To describe the Blockhead's sound would be somewhat difficult, as they blended reggae, rock, funk, soul, and Dury's love of music hall stuff......he compiled his initial lineup out of drummer Charley, bassist Norman Watt-Roy, keyboardist Mick Gallagher, guitarist John Turnbull, and saxaphonist Davey Payne......it took a while for the band to find a lable, finally landing at the most obvious place all along, of course, Stiff Records.
The resultant release is one of the semi-forgotten semi-classics of the era,"New Boots and Panties", the great singles "Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick" and "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" are the standouts, other great stuff here, such as "What a Waste" and "Superman's Big Sister" and more a solid 3.5 to 4 star release as this is something of an aquired taste.
The next release was "Do it Yourself", a double disc which I would consider his best work by far, this one actually creditted to the Blockheads and not just to Ian........great stuff: "Inbetweenies", "Waiting For Your Taxi", "Sink My Boats" and PLENTY more, that is just Disc 1......Disc 2 has some fun demos, live cuts, alternate takes......I recommend the entire package if you wish simply dabble, this is where you'd wanna start.
What I do have is a good live set from Licianatta, 1980, which features a fine version of "Fucking Ada", as well as "Rythm Stick" and "Sex and Drugs", really a good set, haven't seen it around all that much......."Pinkpop Festival 1981" covers a good bit of the same turf, (good version of "Clever Trever")......fans are gonna want these, dabblers may settle for "Do It Yourself".
WHile I'm at it, why not throw on "Stiffs Live", which I've probably posted here somewhere before, but Dury gets a couple tracks here, as well as Nick Lowe, Wreckless Eric, Elvis Costello, et al......
Well that's about all I GOT......hopefully someone from abroad will take interest and contribute some other things.......I was never a HUGE Ian Dury fan, but in small doses DID find him amusing.....my knowledge of him is pretty lacking as well, although I do know he died a few years back from colorectal cancer (2000, at age 57........RIP)
NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES-01 Wake Up and Make Love With Me/02 Sweet Gene Vincent/03
I'm Partial to Your Abracadabra/04 My Old Man/05 Billericay Dickie/06 Sex & Drugs& Rock & Roll/07 Clever Trevor/08 If I Was With a Woman/09 Blockheads/10 Plainstow Patricia/11 Blackmail Man/12 What a Waste/13 Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick/14 There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards/15 Common As Muck/16 Superman's Big Sister
DO IT YOURSELF DISC 1-01 Inbetweenies/02 Quiet/03 Don't Ask Me/04 Sink My Boats/05 Waiting For Your Taxi/06 This Is What We Find/07 Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy/08 Mischief/09 Dance of the Screamers/10 Lullabye For Franci,es/11 What a Waste/12 Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick/13 There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards/14 Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3/15 Common Is Muck/16 Reasons to Be Cheerful Part 3 (12" Version)
LICIANATAN 12/13/80-01 Billy Jean and Me/02 Clever Trevor/03 Sink My Boat/04 Superman's Big Sister/05 Patricia-Yes and No/06 Uncoolohol/07 Delusions of Granduer/08 What a Waste/09 I Wanna Be Straight/10 Fucking Ada/11 Oh! Mr. Peanut/12 Plaistow Patricia/13 Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick/14 Sweet Gene Vincent/15 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
PINKPOP FESTIVAL 1981-01 Wake Up and Make Love With Me/02 Clever Trever/03 I Was With a Woman/04 Superman's Big Sister/05 Dance of the Crackpots/06 Plaistow Patricia/07 Sink My Boats/08 I Wanna Be Straight/10 Yes and No (Paula)/11 Billericay Dickie/12 Oh Mr Peanut/13 Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick/14 What a Waste/15 Sweet Gene Vincent/16 Blockheads/17 Sex and drugs and Rock and Roll
STIFFS LIVE-01 NICK LOWE-I Knew the Bride/02 NICK LOWE-Let's Eat/03 WRECKLESS
ERIC-Semaphore Signals/04 WRECKLESS ERIC-Leconnze Cherie/05 LARRY WALLIS-Police Car/06 ELVIS COSTELLO-I Just Don't Know What To Do/07 ELVIS COSTELLO-Miracle Man/08 IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS-Billericay Dickie/09 IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS-Wake Up and Make Love With Me/10 ALL (NICK LOWE, WRECKLESS ERIC, LARRY WALLIS, ELVIS COSTELLO, IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS)-Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll & Chaos
Let me know wnat you think and what you'd like to see/hear......working a huge post on the Japanese metal band Loudness, STILL trying to figure the best way to sort the massive Yo La Tengo, just so much still more to do, it'll happen when I get to it........for know I hope you enjoy these!
But a single album today, but a good and fairly scare one, from 1974 the self titled debut from Ducks Deluxe....The Ducks were guitarists Martin Belmont and Sean Tyla, bassist Ken Whaley, and drummer Magic Michael.......some blazing pub-rock, they went through various personnel shifts including Brinsley Scwhartz on vocals........these guys were like a who's who of "future" pub-rock stuff, as there are future members of The Rumour, the Motors, The Tyla Gang and more.......but let us focus on this 1974 gem,
Leading off with the stomping "Coast ot Coast", the whole thing is PURE pub rock, as true a sampling as one could dish out......narly every track goes pretty hard, "Fireball", "West Texas Trucking Board", "Don't Mind Rockin' Tonight"..........slipped by just before the New Wave era or it (along with, say the Motors or Brinsley Schwartz) may have become a bit more well known than they did.
Now, here's a shout out to Doug from Northern Ohio (owner of every piece of vinyl known to man), or even to my UK punk/new wave go-to guy Just Johnny, anyone have a copy of album # "Taxi To the Terminal Zone".....used to be one around here, no idea what happened to it, but can't find it on the web anywhere........really like to complete the set, but this one stands on it's own well enough, enjoy and report back, especially if you can run down a copy of "Taxi!"
DUCKS DELUXE-01 Coast to Coast/02 Nervous Breakdown/03 Daddy Put the Bomp/04 I Got You/05 Please Please Please/06 Fireball/07 Don't Mind Rockin' Tonight/08 Hearts On My Sleeve/09 Falling For that Woman/10 West Texas Trucking Board/11 Too Hot to Handle/12 It's All Over Now
Hope ya like this one, I always did, and I'd pretty much forgotten about it...........full report? Sweet Jane Richards, perhaps you will enjoy this one!
Spider just sent me this one yesterday, and while I am fairly certain I already have one around here
somewhere, and just to be sure it's available on the Bay, so it's readilly available, BUT it also comprehensive and most enjoyable for what it is supposed to be..........many little known singles here, as well as some demos and I'm sure there's some stuff even punk afficianados may be lacking.......4 discs here, all with the theme of Anarchy! which you will remember was quite the concept in those early 80's......in general and on paper it (anarchy) doesn't really work out all that well, but ohhh, we were all zany, know it all tykes back then. Enjoy this music, as I said, I bet at least SOME of it is new to you, and thanks to Spider for sending it to me as well as thanks to Overground records for comiling this monster.
Volume 1 "Anti War", includes one I've always really enjoyed, Flowers in the Dusbin's "November's Song", as well as notable anti-war numbers such as "The Blood Is On Your Hands" from the Insitagators, Youth-In-Asia's "When the Wind Blows", "Government Lies" by Anti System and a total of twenty three shotgun blasts of pure 1980 punk, just the way it was1
The Second Volume, "Anti-State" is loaded as well, how about "Progress" from A Flux of Pink Indians, "Bully Boys" from the fab Poison Girls, noted anarchists Chumbawumba chip in with "Revolution", and "The Plague" by Synyx.......a fine conceptual piece (as is the entire 4 disc package), strange it isn't better known, at least here in the USA.
Volume 3 "Anti Society", is also loaded with middle-finger flips to the world, Alternative us the strangely titled "Where are Your Hiroshimas?", "Our Gods Are Falling Down By Thatcher on Acid", "Your Military" is presented by Icons of Filth, and "Stop Vivisection Now" from Oi Polloi to cherry pick a few......
Fianlly we have Volume 4, "Anti Capitalism", yet another 20-some blasts of 2:00 minute trashes, to name a few, Slaughter of the Innocents "A Dark New Age", Conflict's "Mighty and Superior", The Cravats "Xmp", and Kulturkampsf's "We Need No More........
Just my kind of comp......cohesive, not all over the place, tightly consructed, many, many obscure bands, which always leads to unexpected treasures..........you'll like this one, I don't doubt.
VOLUME 1 ANTI WAR-01 DIRT-Antiwar/02 ZOUNDS-War /03 METRO YOUTH-Red Rifles /
04 FLOWERS I THE DUSTBIN- November's Song /05 KRONSTADT UPRISING- Blind People
06 POLITICAL ASYLUM- Disarm Or Die /07 ASTRONAUTS-Typically English Day/08 ANTHRAX-Introduction To War/09 A-HEADS -Forgotten Hero/10 THE SYSTEM- Dogs Of War /11 SANCTION- Unknown Soldier /12 INSTIGATORS- The Blood Is On Your Hands /13
BLOOD ROBOTS-The Valley/14 LOST CHEEREES- Why Does It Have To Be A Dream/15 RIOT/CLONE-Neu-vestation/16 YOUTH IN ASIA-When the Wind Blows/17 PSYCHO FACTION-Threat/18 NAKED-What a Way To Die/19 OMEGA TRIBE-Duty Calls/20 ANTI-SYSTEM-Government Lies/21 FACTION-Obligatory War Song/22 RUBELLA BALLET-Bellfast/23 THE SNIPERS-I Know
VOLUME 2 ANTI STATE-01 A TOUCH OF HYSTERIA-The Rulers/02 URBAN DECAY-
Severalls/03 THE MOB-Gates of Hell/04 FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Progress/05 BLYTH POWER-Hurling Time/06 AMEBIX-Axeman/07 SUBHUMANS-So Much Money/08 FAMOUS IMPOSTERS-Fighting Again/09 POISON GIRLS-Bully Boys/10 DECADENT FEW-Lowlife/11 TOXIC WASTE-Traditionally Yours/12 TOXIK EPHEX -Nothing's Permissive/13 DISRUPTERS-Stonehenge/14 DECADENCE-Within a Breath of Fresh Air/15 NO DEFENCES-Willing Cripples/16
CHUMBAWAMBA-Revolution/17 CIVILISED SOCIETY-So I Can Be Free/18 SINYX-The Plague/19 ASSASSINS-From the Gutter/20 POLEMIC-Deceptive Ideals/21 THE ERATICS-Captial Punishment
VOLUME 3 ANTI SOCIETY-01 REALITY CONTROL-Forgive Us/02 ICONS OF FILTH-Your Military/03 SEARS-Not Prepared/04 AOA-Who Are they Trying To Con?/05 LIBERTY-Revenge/06 DAVE ASGROVE BAND-I Rebel/07 KARMA SUTRA-Fantasy Ball/08 ICON AD-Seeing Is Believing/09 EXIT-Stance Christian Militia/10 ALTERNATIVE-Where Are Your Hiroshimas/11 LOOK MUMMY CLOWNS-Sell Your Dreams/12 REALITY-Acceptable Death Loss/13 THATCHER ON ACID-Our Gods Are Falling Down/14 PART 1-Salem/15 ANDY T-Exploitation/16 REVULSION-Out of Touch/17 APOSTLES-Berserker/18 UNTERMENSCH-Ashfield Valley Highkick/19 HAGAR THE WOMB-Dressed to Kill/20 STALAG 17-Doomsday Machine/21 OI POLLOI-Stop Vivisection Now/22 ANTI STATE CONTROL-M.U.S.E./23 MENTAL-Attack
There ya go.......not exactly a bunch of "get down and party" type shit is it.......some of it is amusingly dated, some of it still rings true.......this is a very fine set for my money, let me know what you think about it!
Having some computer issues I'm trying to resolve.....if I can't I will just have to buy a new one and we'll be back then....gonna try the repair route first, but it's a pretty old machine, so we'll see