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- 03/25/16--15:45: I Look Inside Myself and See My Heart is Black.....
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- 03/28/16--20:41: Stooges Complete Funhouse Sessions
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- 03/30/16--13:27: The String Quartet: A Tribute to Guns N Roses
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John N sent me a bunch of Animals links, some of which I already had, some of which I didn't......couldn't
quite decide how to break this down, because there were distinct phases to their career, and, oddly enough, I really enjoyed most all of them, even though they underwent a TOTAL transformation.....let us start with their earliest works and advance from there (there will be three parts to this, not necessarily the next three posts I do if you get my meaning).
Anyways, the band formed in the early 60's, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, and were, for the era, a quite frantic, rowdy, hard blues band, made especially unique by the wonderful vocals of Eric Burdon, one of my favorite of all vocalists. Other members included, at the time, guitarist Hilton Valentine, bassist Chas Chandler, keyboardist Alan Price, and drummer John Steel. A lot of thier early stuff has been repackaged in various forms, I'd like to think we will hit the highlights at the very least.
From 1966, another sledge hammer blues effort, again heavy on the covers, is "Animalisms"....this extended length CD version contains 25 tracks, the "bonus tracks" are stellar, including "Don't Bring Me Down", "Boom Boom", and Willie Dixon's "I Just Wanna Make Love To You".......another fine set.
From the same year we have the very similarly titled "Animalism", another collection of stellar blues covers....."Hit the Road Jack", "Smokestack Lightning", "Shake", and plenty more make this a worthwhile investment of one's time as well.
It would be understatement at least to say these guys knew their format......"The Animals' (UK release) is yet
ANOTHER collection of R&B shouters......"The Story of Bo Diddley", "She Said Yeah", and, in particular, "The Girl Can't Help It".......I don't know if a box set of all this stuff exists, but one certainly should.
We'll wrap up today with a two disc set "Deluxe BBC Files", lots of live versions of the blues shouters noted above, also the hits like "House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (the original versions of these will be in Part 2, which is "The Micky Most Years" set)......anyway, this thing is crammed with interview material as well, and is nothing if not interesting.
The Animals are one of my very faves of the 1960's, underappreciated for my money......if unfamiliar, wait till you watch how they transform into a top notch psych band in part 3.......tremendous band, lets start here and watch them develop.
ANIMALISMS-01 One Monkey Don't Stop No Show/02 Maudie/03 Outcast/04 Sweet Little Sixteen/05 You're On My Mind/06 Clapping/07 Gin House Blues/08 Squeeze Her, Tease Her/09 What Am I Living For/10 I Put a Spell On You/11 That's All I Am To You/12 She'll Return It/13 Inside Looking Out/14 Don't Bring Me Down/15 Cheating/16 Help Me Girl/17 See See Rider/18 I Just Want To Make Love To You/19 Boom Boom/20 Big Boss Man/21 Pretty Thing/22 Don't Bring Me Down (Stereo)/23 See See Rider (Stereo)/24 Help me Girl (Stereo)/25 Cheating (Stereo)
ANIMALISM-01 All Night Long/02 Shake/03 The Other Side of This Life/04 Rock Me Baby/05
Lucille/06 Smokestack Lightining/07 Hey Gyp/08 Hit the Road Jack/09 Outcast/10 Louisiana Blues/11 That's All I Am To You/12 Going Down Slow
ANIMALS-01 The Story of Bo Diddley/02 Bury My Body/03 Dimples.04 I've Been Around/05 I'm In Love Again/06 The Girl Can't Help It/07 I'm Mad Again/08 She Said Yeah/09 The Right Time/10 Memphis Tennessee/11 Boom Boom/12 Around and Around
DELUXE BBC FILES DISC 2-01 Maudie/02 She'll Return It/03 The Same Thing/04 If I Were a
Carpenter/05 It's All Meat/06 All Night Long/07 Good Times/08 Interview/I Get So Excited/09 Anything/10 It Hurts Me Too/11 McClloch's Blues/12 Gratefully Dead/13 Wee, Wee Hours/14 Boom Boom/15 What Am I Living For/16 Lawdy Miss Clawdy/17 I'm Gonna Change the World/18 Lucille/19 A Love Like Hours/20 Shake Rattle and Roll/21 Connection/22 Yes, I Am Experienced/23 House of the Rising Sun/24 Don't Bring Me Down/25 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood/26 We Gotta Get Out of This Place/27 Baby Please Don't Go/28 Inside Looking Out/29 Club Au Go Go Hullabaloo
Part 1 links were mostly my own , but John N sent me the
We've well documented the rise and early years of the Animals, the great hard/rowdy blues of their earlier
albums (fleshed out by the Micky Most box set), and now to wrap this up......it's odd, kinds of, given my normal patterns, but my favorite stuff by the band are the later, more psychedelic albums (I only have 2 bear with me)....
While giving all thanks to John N for the assistance with the links in part2 1-2, these are mine, albums I inherited from my Dad and for whatever reason have always favored over the bluesier stuff.....I am going to guess I am WAAAAAY in the minority on that one, some might even consider it blasphamy.....however, give these a listen, it really DOES sound like a different band (I suspect perhaps drugs may have been involved!)
First up (yes, smart ass I know some of these overlap the Micky Most set) is 1967's "Winds of Change", the bands first stab at "real" psych, and for me its a tremendous success......the cover of "Paint It Black" is fab, "San Franciscan Nights" and "It's All Meat" are great as well, and this is overall a success. The psychedelic groove continues on "The Twain Shall Meet", which features among others, "Monterey" and one of the (imo) all time great psych classics "Sky Pilot" (also a tremendous anti-Vietnam war epic, one of the best).....these are both great albums.
WINDS OF CHANGE-01 Winds of Change/02 Poem by the Sea/03 Paint It, Black/04 The Black Plague/05 Yes I Am Experienced/06 San Franciscan Night/07 Man-Woman/08 Hotel Hell/09 Good Times/10 Anything/11 It's All Meat
THE TWAIN SHALL MEET-01 Monterey/02 Just the Thought/03 Closer to the Truth/04 No Self Pity/05 Orange and Red Beams/06 Sky Pilot/07 We Love You Lil/08 All Is One/09 Sky Pilot (Part 1 Single Version)/10 Sky Pilot (Part 2 Single Version)/11 Monterey (single version)
(Scott) How about that Brian? gotta give the guy credit
I followed a sudden impulse with this post. I finally got around to seeing the James Bond movie Spectre recently. While I have mixed feelings about the movie, one thing I feel solidly about is Sam Smith's theme song to the film. It sucks. Just a weak ass, hook-less song that doesn't have any heart to it, and he was just handed an Oscar for it. I figure after Adele's "Skyfall", Hollywood just impulsively heaps awards on Bond movies now.
If you've been around for a while, perhaps you recall the "Can There Be Too Much Hendrix?" series which
stretched out for a good part of the summer of 2014......the answer, ultimately, was "yes" there can be, but here are some goodies here from the vaults of John N, the 6 disc "Jammin' With Jimi Hendrix and Friends".....lots of jam-like stuff here, maybe not everyone's cuppa......however, there are fantastic guests here such as Buddy Guy and BB King, and you WILL find treasureable, memorable moments among this set......the artwork is included, so Hendrix completists, rejoice.......here is your latest fix!\
Check these track lists, I love stuff like this, and NOT there cannot be TOO MUCH Hendrix!
In the spirit of the past posts of "Louie Louie" (which Brian masterminded and I assisted) and the
ancient "Gloria" post which I thin I created or stole one or the other, I present you with a "Paint it Black" extravaganza........what do I say? Well let's loos at the lyrics of this great song, a classic by any standards....
(SCOTT) first of all, a lot of work went into this obviously.....secondly, my first exposure to I Am You was
Jonder's recent compilation of their work........and I enjoyed them quite a bit, that is why we are here....to ALL introduce each other to new things that we may regret we have missed......anyway, I was doing something else but having some trouble with both Pirate Bay AND Song 365 (grrrrrrr), so it's Jonder to the rescue with another fab set of stuff (You Am I covering various tracks, to me sounds EXCELLENT).......can't wait to listen to this one!
Dragging out the weirdness for yer Easter weekend, sort of an "anti-classic" if you will.....another of
my Dad's faves, this is actually (imo) close to unlistenable, but as a child I got a heavy dose of this album, and it meant a lot to my Dad and his hippie pals.
The only album I have from this lad is "Have a Marijuana", and , really, I'm pretty sure it's all I need.....acoustic "rock" with lyrics that I'm sure shocked the hell out of the world at the time, advocating the usage of marijuana, the evils of the "man" and the police, honest to God it's probably the ultimate unlistenable "period piece" (1968), and IF you happen to have a sense of humor (so many don't), this can really be a fucking hoot to listen to, just don't expect some unknown "classic", cuz this ain't it.......
So why am I posting it? Well, you rarely see it online.....as I said, it was a fave of my Dad's, which means something to ME, and as I said, it is hilarious to listen to, SHOULD YOU happen to be one of those few people who actually owns a sense of humor......
Well anyway, I've got some great metal/prog stuff for later tonight if I get to it or tomorrow, but for now, light up a doob and relive 1968, just don't expect any kind of uncovered classic here.....similar to my post of Starz or the Shaggs, it's all a part of HISTORY, be it good or bad.......if you've never heard this, you owe it to yourself.....hell, give it a listen and then delete it, just so you can say you did!
HAVE A MARIJUANA-01 Mother Where is My Father?/02 I Like Marijuana/03 Here Comes a Cop/04 I've Got Some Grass/05 Happy Mother's Day/06 Up Against the Wall/07 I Do My Bawling in the Bathroom/08 The Alphabet Song/09 Show Me the Way to Get Stoned/10 We Love You
Well, I've always loved metal, as ya know, and Iced Earth, despite a far less than constant lineup, have
certainly lived up to that goal.......formed in Tampa in the mid-80's, Iced Earth were basically about guitarist Jon Schaffer, a Judas Priest/Iron Maiden style slammer (not a put down). Scaffer was the only constant in the band, there is no fucking way I am listing everyone who teamed up with him, although, interestingly and unlike alot of metal bands, they went through a myriad of vocalists which we WILL investigate......
"Night of the Stormrider" came out shortly after and utilized John Greely on vocals......it's got a conceptual theme, dealing with religion/apocalypse type things, but, I'll tell ya, this motherfucker rocks as well...."Pure Evil" and "Travel in Stygian" stand out, but a good old fashioned and overlooked slammer of metal, of which these guys did up on all their albums......slamming shit, no question.
Matthew Barlow took over vocal duties for 1995's, "Burnt Offerings".....I may like this as well as anything
they did, it's really dark, gloomy, and heavy as fuck, somewhat innovative as it includes the really cool 16 minute "Dante's Inferno", as well as cool shit ala the title track and "Burning Oasis", this is a REALLY under appreciated slab of metal, and also came with (included here) a bonus disc with rough mixes various Iced Earth tunes, which is REALLY cool, it sounds like a fucking garage band trying to play Iced Earth tunes and works VERY well.....the "main" disc might be thier best/my fave effort, and the bonus disc really DOES work in this context....if you hate this kinda stuff, you're not going to like the set, but real metal-heads will thrill to the whole thing, including the (imo) very fine and fitting bonus disc.
Next we have the 2-disc "Days of Purgatory", which is interesting in
that it features barlow on vocals on some of the pre-Barlow tracks......"Written on the Walls", for example, from their self titled debut, is given a complete overhaul , with a complete set of new lyrics and even a new title, "Cast in Stone"......a BIT redundant, but not terribly so, myself I wouldn't have made it a 2 disc set,but if I had a brain I'd be licking off Drew Barrymore's tattoos....wait, did I do that one yesterday?
The THREE(!) disc "Alive in Athens" is more than a little excessive,
the band DID have some live chops, but THREE discs? I'm a metal fan, as you can see, but in general NOT a fan of live metal albums, they tend to go on a bit long, and this effort defines my complaint......if you're a fan, this is for you, if not, well......
Next, they released a 5-disc box set, "Dark Genesis"....while I do happen to have one, I'm not posting the whole thing here, as three discs are remasters of the first three albums......however, also included is the rare EP "Enter the Realm" (1999 and really very good), as well as a disc entitled "Tribute to the Gods" (Gods?) which contains cover versions of a bunch of tunes that apparently influenced the band.....it's not bad, but there are no real surprises here, AC-DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden.....you know how I feel about these things, the versions here are so close to the originals, for the most part, that imo there was not really a point in bothering.
by various horror films, see the track list below, but I think this one tries WAYYYY too hard and doesn't work....again, my friend Tim would not agre with me, for certain (It's great to be open minded like myself, and not a slavish sheep like TIM (just kidding fucker you know I love ya!))...
Tim "Ripper" Owens, who would serve as Rob Halford's replacement on vocals in Judas Priest takes over singing duties on 2004's "The Glorious Burden", and imo, it's a good one, one of their better works actually....while often conceptual metal alabums fall flat, this one works, as it is themed around various battles and moments in military history....call me crazy, but I really like this one, I think perhaps Owens gave them a needed shot in the arm. The disc-length "Gettysburg" is nothing if not ambitious, and in my estimation, this is certainly the band's most overlooked work, many thought them to be past their peak, but do not miss this one.....a fine and seriously hard rocking, bone crushing 2 disc set.
"Framing Armageddon" is next in line, and takes the concepts sprouted on "Something Wicked" and expands
on them......a lot of instrumental guitar hijinx here, and this would be Ripper's farewell....still, all in all, this is not a bad effort either, these guys (or, more accurately, Schaffer), were a hell of a lot more ambitious than 90% of other metal bands of the day. Released in tandem was the EP "Overture of the Wicked", and features perhaps their best known tune "Ten Thousand Strong".
Enjoy these, there is some good stuff here.
ICED EARTH-01 Iced Earth/02 Written on the Wall/03 Colors/04 Curse the Sky/05 Life and Death/06
Solitude/07 Funeral/08 When the Night Falls
NIGHT OF THE STORMRIDER-01 Angels Holocaust/02 Stormrider/03 The Path I Choose/04 Before the Vision/05 Mystical End/06 Desert Rain/07 Pure Evil/08 Reaching the End/09 Travel In Stygian
BURNT OFFERINGS-01 Burnt Offerings/02 Last December/03 Diary/04 Brainwashed/05 Burning Oasis/06 Creator Failure/07 The Pierced Spirit/08 Dante's Inferno
THE DARK SAGA-01 Dark Saga/02 I Died For You/03 Violate/04 The Hunter/05 The Last Laugh/06 The Depths of Hell/07 Vengeance Is Mine/08 Scarred/09 Slave to the Dark/10 A Question of Heaven
DAYS OF PURGATORY DISC 1-01 Enter the Realm/02 Colors/03 Angels Holocaust/04 Stormrider/05 Winter Nights/06 Nightmares/07 Before the Vision/08 Pure Evil/09 Solitude/10 The Funeral/11 When the Night Falls
DAYS OF PURGATORY DISC 2-01 Burnt Offerings/02 Cast In Stone/03 Desert Rain/04 Brainwashed/05 Life and Death/06 Creator Failure/07 Reaching the End/08 Travel in Stygian/09 Dante's Inferno/10 Iced Earth
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES-01 Burning Times/02 Melancholy (Holy Martyr)/03
Disciples of the Lie/04 Watching Over Me/05 Stand Alone/06 Consequences/07 My Own Savior/08 Reaping Stone/09 1776/10 Blessed Are You/11 Prophecy/12 Birth of the Wicked/13 The Coming Curse
ALIVE IN ATHENS DISC 1-01 Burning Times/02 Vengeance Is Mine/03 Pure Evil/04 My Own Savior/05 Melancholy (Holy Martyr)/06 Dante's Inferno/07 The Hunter/08 Travel In Stygian/09 Slave to the Dark/10 A Question of Heaven
ALIVE IN ATHENS DISC 2-01 Dark Saga/02 The Last Laugh/03 Last December/04 Watching Over Me/05 Angels Holocaust/06 Stormrider/07 The Path I Choose/08 I Died For You/09 Prophecy/10 Birth of the Wicked/11 The Coming Curse/12 Iced Earth
ALIVE IN ATHENS DISC 3-01 Stand Alone/02 Cast In Stone/03 Desert Rain/04 Brainwashed/05 Disciples of the Lie/06 When the Night Falls/07 Diary/08 Blessed Are You/09 Violate
THE MELANCHOLY (EP) 01 Melancholy (Holy Martyr)/02 Shooting Star/03 Watching Over Me/04 Electric Funeral/05 I Died For You/06 The Ripper/07 Colors
TRIBUTE TO THE GODS-01 Creatures of the Night/02 Number of the Beast/03 Highway to Hell/04 Burning For You/05 God of Thunder/06 Screaming For Vengeance/07 Dead Babies/08 Cities on Flame (With Rock N Roll)/09 It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll)/10 Black Sabbath/11 Hallowed Be Thy Name
HORROR SHOW-01 Wolf/02 Damien/03 Jack/04 Ghost of Freedom/05 Im-Ho-Tep (Pharaoh's Curse)/06 Jekyll & Hyde/07 Dragon's Child/08 Transylvania/09 Frankenstein/10 Dracula/11 The Phantom Opera Ghost
THE GLORIOUS BURDEN DISC 1-01 The Star Spangled Banner/02 Declaration Day/03 When the Eagle Cries/04 Don't Tread on Me/05 Greenface/06 Atilla/07 Red Baron Blue Max/08 Hollow Man/09 Valley Forge/10 Waterloo/11 When the Eagle Cries Unplugged
THE GLORIOUS BURDEN DISC 2-01` The Devil to Pay/02 Hold at All Costs/03 High Water Mark
FRAMING ARMAGEDDON-01 Overture/02 Something Wicked (Part 1)/03 Invasion/04 Motivation of Man/05 Setian Massacre/06 A Charge to Keep/07 Reflections/08 Ten thousand Strong/09 Execution/10 Order of the Rose/11 Cataclysm/12 The Clouding/13 Infiltrate and Assimilate/14 Retribution Through the Ages/15 Something Wicked (Part 2)/16 The Domino Decree/17 Framing Armageddon/18 When Stars Collide (Born Is He)/19 The Awakening
OVERTURE OF THE WICKED-01 Ten Thousand Strong/02 Prophecy/03 Birth of the Wicked/04 The
Oh, and hey...these are all (or mostly, I forget) FLAC files.....some love them, some hate them, as I've said before, how I have them is how you get them....but they are a bit more work for me, as most of them need split....this is a rather large project, but it's cool, if you want an album that is split, download ALL parts and it will work fine, trust me......yeah, yeah, when I originally downloaded them I should have converted them, but the cold hard fact is I didn't.......so this is what you are getting....no bitching, there is a lot of good shit here, and if it's too much work for you to DL multiple parts or convert them (free converters are available online), then you are a bit too self-entitled.....we work each day, practically, to make a wide variety of music available to you, and it's not THAT much work to fix it up the way you prefer.......think about it, it's not that hard, and, hey, believe me, it's much more work for us than it is for you.......sorry to rant, but I do get tired of people bitching about the free music they get through me and my wonderful team of helpers......good shit here, take the extra five minutes and GET IT DONE......and of course, let me know what you think, or what you'd like to see here........as Brian likes to say "One Love"!
Hey, you just never know......when I stumbled across something called "A Rockabilly Tribute to the Ramones", I of course thought "this is for me", figuring it had to be in the so-awful-it's essential category, and I was set to torture you kind folks with it.
Know what though? It really is enjoyable to listen to......the simplicity of rockabilly combined with the simplicity of the Ramones actually DOES work, of course it IS still amusing, but far from unlistenable....I find that Full Blown Cherry has also given the world "A Rockabilly Tribute to AC-DC" as well, if I can find that one likely IT may be spectacularly horrible, but this one, not so much........
Just a little something different, if you are a fan of either the Ramones or of rockabilly, this does not insult either of them. The world is often to serious a place, really, and we need more light-hearted throwaways such as this.
A ROCKABILLY TRIBUTE TO THE RAMONES-01 Blitzkrieg Bop/02 Rockaway Beach/03 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker/04 Cretin Hop/05 She's the One/06 Judy Is a Punk/07 The KKK Took My Baby Away/08 Teenage Lobotomy/09 I Wanna Be Sedated/10 Do You Remember Rock n Roll Radio/11 Beat on the Brat/12 Bop Till You Drop
Once again my weakness for non-English language rock gets me, this time with a really good collection of punkish numbers from Yugoslavia. Likely having read this far you ALREADY know whether you want this one or not, my experience is that most yanks either love or hate this kind of thing.......IF you like this kind of thing, though, this is a good one, bands from the late 70's-early 80's such as Pankrti, Grupa 92, Buldogi, and a few others......if you're a fan of the punk of that era (and if you aren't, why are you here?), do yourself a small favor and check this out, you won't be sorry.
NOVI PUNK VAL-01 PANKRTI-Anarhist/02 PANKRTI-Tovar si, jest vam ne verjamem/03 PANKRTI-Lublana je Bulana/04 PRLJAVO KAZALISTE-Moj otac je bio u ratu/05 GRUPA 92-Videti jih/06 PROBLEMI-Sranje/07 PROBLEMI-Grad izobilja/08 BERLINSKI ZID-Mozgani na asfaltu/09 BERLINSKI ZID-Po cestah mesta/10 PARAF-Narodna pjesma/11 GRUPA 92-Kontroliram misli/12 BULDOGI-To ni balet/13 TERMITI-Vjeran pas/14 TERMITI-Mama, s razlogom se brines/15 TERMITI-Vremenska progonoza
I'm surprised to learn that I have never put these up before, I don't think they are terribly common......you gotta LOVE you some Stooges to be wanting this, as there are SEVEN (!) discs of rough studio work as well as a bunch of random studio chatter, "Fun House" is one of my fave albums, and to me it is of great interest to get behind the scenes of the creation of that masterpiece.....for some of you, this will be a Godsend, to others, this may sound like an excessive exercise in jibberish....both side would be correct, imo.
This is a TRUE picture of the making of a classic album.....every mistake, every studio discussion, every EVERYTHING that went down while the Stooges were creating "Fun House" is here......it's highly unlikely that you aim to listen to this on your next long road trip, this is one of those efforts that is FAR more a scholarly/informational effort than something just to kick back to......but when it comes to my fave bands (ala the Stooges), every note is something that interests ME.
I'm for sure NOT gonna discuss each disc, the track lists below will explain it to you EXACTLY......but if you are a fan of the Stooges, a fan of "making the record" documentation, or even just a fan of "off-the-beaten-path" recordings, I think I would recommend this to you. There are some fine, hard rocking (fuck, it's the goddamn STOOGES shit here, and I hope that this is something that some, at least, of the minions find to be a treasure strike....as always, TELL ME what you feel about my posts....I can only make this blog what YOU want it if you give me YOUR input, and I am dead serious.....if you think this post, and posts like it, sucks, then you have no one to blame should you not tell me. Right?
One final warning: When the say "Complete", they are NOT kidding
DISC 1-01 Fun House (Tape Glitch Fragment)/02 Studio Dialogue/03 1970 (Incomplete)/04 Studio Dialogue/05 1970 (Take 1)/06 1970 (Take 2)/07 Studio Dialogue 08 1970 (Take 3)/09 1970 (Take 4)/10 Studio Dialogue/11 Loose (Demo)/12 Studio Dialogue/13 1970 (Take 5)/14 Lose (False Start) (Take 1)/15 Loose (Complete Funhouse Version, Take 2)/16 Down on the Street (Take 1)/17 Studio Dialogue/18 Loose (Take 3)/19 Down on the Street (False Start) (Take 2)/20 Down on the Street (False Start) (Take 3)/21 Studio Dialogue/22 See That Cat (TV Eye LP Version)/23 Studio Dialogue/24 1970 (Take 1)/25 Funhouse (Take 1)/26 Studio Dialogue/27 Lost In the Future (False Start #1)/28 Studio Dialogue/29 Lost In the Future (False Start #2)
DISC 2-01 Lost In the Future (Take 1)/02 Studio Dialogue/03 Lost In the Future (Take 2)/04 Lost in the Future (Take 3)/05 Studio Dialogue/06 Loose (Take 1)/07 Studio Dialogue/08 1970 (Take 1)/09 Loose (Take 2)/10 Loose (False Start) (Take 3)/11 Studio Dialogue/12 Loose (Take 4)/13 Studio Dialogue/14 Loose (Take 5)/15 Studio Dialogue/16 Loose (Take 6)/17 Loose (False Start) (Take 7)/18 Loose (Take 9)/19 Loose (Take 11)/20 Loose (Take 12)/21 Loose (Take 13)/22 Loose (Take 14)/23 Loose (Take 15)/24 Slide (Slidin' the Blues) (Take 1)/25 Studio Dialogue/26 Loose (Take 16)/27 Loose (False Start) (Take 17)/28 Loose (False Start) (Take 18)/29 Loose (Take 19)
DISC 4-01 TV Eye (Take 1)/02 TV Eye (False Start) (Take 2)/03 Slide (Slidin' The Blues)/04 TV Eye (Take 3)/05 TV Eye (False Start) (Take 4)/06 TV Eye (Take 5)/07 TV Eye (Take 6)/08 Studio Dialogue/09 TV Eye (Take 7)/10 TV Eye (Take 8)/11 Studio Dialogue/12 TV Eye (Take 9)/13 TV Eye (False Start) (Take 10)/14 TV Eye (Take 11)/15 TV Eye (Take 12)/16 TV Eye (Take 13)/17 TV Eye (Take 14)/18 Studio Dialogue/19 1970 (Take 1)/20 Studio Dialogue/21 1970 (Take 2)/22 Studio Dialogue/23 1970 Take 3)
DISC 5-01 1970 (Take 4)/02 Studio Dialogue/03 1970 (Take 5)/04 1970 (False Start) (Take 6)/05
1970 (Take 7)/06 1970 (Take 8)/07 Fun House (False Start) (Take 1)/08 Fun House (Take 2)/09 Fun House (Take 3)/10 Studio Dialogue/11 Fun House (Take 4)/12 Fun House (Take 5)/13 Studio Dialogue/14 Dirt (Take 1)/15 Dirt (take 2)
DISC 6-01 Dirt (Take 3)/02 Studio Dialogue/03 Dirt (Take 4)/04 Dirt (Take 5)/05 Dirt (Take 6)/06 Dirt (False Start) (Take 7)/07 Dirt (Take 8)/08 Dirt (Take 9)/09 Dirt (Take 10)/10 Dirt (False Start) (Take 11)/11 Dirt (Take 12)/12 Freak (Take 1)/13 Freak (Take 2)
DISC 7-01 Down on the Street (Mono Single Edit)/02 1970 (Mono Single Edit
The delicately named Fuk released, to my knowledge, just one full length, 2011's "New Wave of British Punk Rock", I see some other singles and stuff, but this CD is the only one I have......reminiscent, to me, more of the 1980's West Coast USA hardcore sound than of classic UK punk, this is kind of half a joke/half a decent album to hear once or twice. Check the band members' names: Cliff Vicious, Gabba, Glueboy, and Hedge Pig.......maybe just a little too "cute" and ambitious, but if you are a fan of the previously mentioned scene (think Germs, Fear, Circle Jerks, et al) you may get a kick out of this one. Certainly not a "classic of the future" by any means, but I've heard worse in my time.......advance with caution!
NEW WAVE OF BRITISH PUNK ROCK-01 Smash Up the Kitchen/02 Instant Depression/03 More Nothing/04 Centre City Shit Kickers/05 Eye See You/06 Carry On Abroad/07 Eaten Alive/08 Bomber Pop Terror/09 Asbo Hitler/10 Sexy War Victim/11 Mean Eyed Girl/12 Asbo Kids/13 PCK
Don't remember where I got this one from, Omega Plus only (?) release was "How to Kiss the Sky", from
France ca. 1969.......that's about all the information that is available.......that being said, this is a fairly decent set of folkish/progg-ish psych, well worth a listen.....the albums centerpiece, the 16 minute-plus opus "Voyelles" goes on a bit long for my taste, but the other tracks here are certainly worth a listen......anyone have any information on these folks? Not much info out there on them, but honestly not a bad album, a true "period piece" as I like to say (too often, perhaps).
01 Unfaithful Woman/02 Spanish Feeling/03 Wild Cult/04 Which Colour/05 Do You Need Sugar/06 Voyelles
Hadn't really thought about The Raincoats in a while, for some reason they popped into my nearly-senile
brain a few days ago.....I drug out the great self titled first album, MAN that thing was great, still sounds good today also.
The Raincoats, in their classic incarnation, were vocalist/guitarist Ana da Silva, vocalist/bassist Gina Birch, drummer (formerly of the Slits whom have been profiled here previously) Palmolive (replaced by Ingrid Weiss), and violinist Vicky Aspinall....I remember the debut coming out to rave reviews in 1979, and especially recall Johnny Rotten calling them the best band in the world......I don't know about all that, but that first LP IS a motherfucker, intelligent and unique, if you've never heard it, like it or not, it WILL NOT sound like anything you've heard before......one of the first albums I recall the term "post punk" being used upon, this is a classic that seemingly is somewhat forgottten/underappreciated in 2016 (I could be wrong, referring only to my circles)....Aspinall's violin playing is deliberately abrasive, and really works well. The CD re-issue (the one I have here) includes the fine single "Fairytale in the Supermarket", which is tremendous, but, even without it, this would be a five star classic........the cover of the Kink's "Lola" brings into play FAR more gender-complication issues than did the original!)......don't miss, this is one of the best albums of the late 70's.
The follow up "Odyshape" (1981) is quite different, and, in my estimation not as good (although the debut would be hard to match).....utilizing odd instrumentation (from Wikipedia: shruti box, balophone, shehnai, and kalimba), which, at the very least, continue the band's "tradition" of being nothing if not unique.....however, for my money, the songs are not as good as on the debut, although, actually, I WOULD consider this an essential album for fans of the genre and era......what I'm saying is the debut is so good that they could never hope to match or surpass it.
THE RAINCOATS-01 Fairytale in the Supermarket/02 No Side to Fall In/03 Adventures Close to Home/04 Off Duty Trip/05 Black and White/06 Lola/07 Void/08 Life on the Line/09 You're a Million/10 In Love/11 No Looking
ODYSHAPE-01 Shouting Out Loud/02 Family Treet/03 Only Loved at Night/04 Dancing In My Head/05 Odyshape/06 And Then It's OK/07 Baby Song/08 Red Shoes/09 Go Away
Hey, I TRY to get some variety into your life....The String Quartet, also called The Vitamin String Quartet, has released dozens of these, ie tributes to various rock bands, done up classical style........there truly isn't a lot for me to say here, the title pretty much says it all.....this is posted pretty much as a lark, enjoy it, ignore it, do what you will do......
I'd like to wish a happy birthday (50th!) to BigCarla66, my one and only, the love of my life and the greatest wife anyone could ever hope for......last year on here birthday I posted some Bowie discs (her fave), I don't think she's likely heard this one, but since I know she loves the sound of classical music, I think she will like this.
March 30 is ALSO a sad day for me, because my Dad, (BigMike42?) passed away on this day in 1990, at the age of 48......he was always open to anything musically, he would have loved this also, I think. I miss him, he passed before the explosion of file-sharing/internet music, my GOD he would have loved it.......
Anyway, Dad I hope all is good with you in the afterlife, and again, BigCarla66, I love you more than life itself.......March 30 EVERY year is a happy/sad day, but I will always honor those whom I love, on this blog, with music I think they would like.
A TRIBUTE TO GUNS N ROSES-01 Welcome to the Jungle/02 Sweet Child o Mine/03 Knockin On Heaven's Door/04 Paradise City/05 Don't Cry/06 November Rain/07 Live and Let Die/08 Mister Brownstone/09 Yesterdays/10 Patience/11 14 Years/12 Civil War
Again, Happy Birthday Carla, and RIP Dad........
"Greatest ever" is indeed what they call it, hell may be it is......
Jack Bond chimes in with a request for some Truth and Janey, kind of rare stuff from those rocking
mid-70's......I have two albums in my stash that might be useful.......they had another release or two, if any of you happen to have any of them, please lets get together and fill out everyone's Truth and Janey shelf.....
OK, these boys were from the USA heartland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Consisting of drummer Denis Bunce, bassist Steve Bock, and guitarist/singer BillyLee Janey. The first, and only official full length that they released was 1976's "No Rest For the Wicked"......standard hard rock, based roughly on the Cream/Hendrix power trio format, it's really a good hard rocking piece, don't really know why it was met with such utter indifference......there was a HELL of lot worse shit out there in 1976. For my money one of the most underappreciated hard rocking bands of those fabulous 70's.
This is a good album.....the do a solid cover of "Under My Thumb", and there are numerous dark and brooding hard rockers ala "Down the Road I Go" and the title track, "No Rest For the Wicked"......this is one damn good album, for fans of 1970's hard/metal.......as I said, it's a bit hard to find, so here it is if you want it.
I can also supply the VERY good live epic, "Erupts", a live album from the band's peak 1976-77 years.....obviously I never saw them, but judging from this album, they were a VERY good live band....this was released much later on, I think after 2000, after interest in the previously overlooked band started to open up.......it's a DAMN excellent album, I like it better than the studio release, actually.....
NO REST FOR THE WICKED-01 Down the Road I Go/02 The Light/03 I'm Ready/04 Remember/05 No rest For the Wicked/06 It's All About Us/07 Ain't No Telling/08 My Mind/09 Midnight Horseman/10 Around and Around/11 Under My Thumb/12 Straight Eight Pontiac
ERUPTS!-01 No Rest For the Wicked/02 Birth of the Heart/03 Universal Lights/04 A Child/05 Building Walls/06 Tunnel of Tomorrow/07 The Light/08 One Down One To Go/09 White Blood/10 My Mind/11 As I Am/12 Ain't No Telling/13 Hard Road
As always, I am very skeptical and cautious when posting "newer" releases, such as this one, only out for a month or so.....however, I have listened to it and it's some fine experimental noise rock, from the tandem of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Alex Knost of Tommorow's Tulips. This is really good, if you like this kind of thing, I predict it ends up on several people's "year end best" lists, mine perhaps as well......so, as always, should anyone be offended by this share, just tell me so, and the links will be removed, be it artist, label, or etc.......but I liked this one enough that I wanted to get it a bit more exposure and that's why it's here, it's so new I'd say if you like it, it may not be a bad idea to go and buy it as well......we'll see......anyway a brilliant noisy mess.
Thanks much to John N for sharing this link, the guy is a machine! (a compliment)!
GLITERBEST-01 Nude Economics/02 Repetitive Differ/03 Erotic Resume/04 Soft Landing/05 The Highline
If this is of interest to you, you may want to hurry up in case there are any issues, I always have such concerns on newer releases.