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- 04/02/16--15:12: _The Mickey Finn
- 04/02/16--16:10: _Zinc Orbie
- 04/03/16--16:19: _Mind Spiders
- 04/04/16--11:55: _Tender Age
- 04/05/16--12:52: _Rare Stooges
- 04/05/16--13:18: _The Wipers
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- 04/05/16--18:21: _Dear Enemy
- 04/06/16--15:05: _Brian presents Alic...
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- 04/06/16--18:57: _Mind Mountain
- 04/06/16--19:19: _Mexican Moustache
- 04/07/16--17:32: _Spacin'
- 04/07/16--18:12: _Chatham Rise
- 03/31/16--16:48: And So To Bed.......
- 04/01/16--19:36: Paint It Black Part 2
- 04/01/16--19:49: Jonder Presents Hypnolovewheel (Part 1)
- 04/02/16--14:07: Iggy Pop's Early Solo LP's
- 04/02/16--14:54: Vendetta Red
- 04/02/16--15:12: The Mickey Finn
- 04/02/16--16:10: Zinc Orbie
- 04/03/16--16:19: Mind Spiders
- 04/04/16--11:55: Tender Age
- 04/05/16--12:52: Rare Stooges
- 04/05/16--13:18: The Wipers
- 04/05/16--13:26: Jonder presents Hypnolovewheel Part 2
- 04/05/16--17:50: Elvis (Costello) is Everywhere!
- 04/05/16--18:21: Dear Enemy
- 04/06/16--15:05: Brian presents Alice (Cooper) in Coverland
- 04/06/16--18:36: Couple of fine EP's from The Entrance Band
- 04/06/16--18:57: Mind Mountain
- 04/06/16--19:19: Mexican Moustache
- 04/07/16--17:32: Spacin'
- 04/07/16--18:12: Chatham Rise
No, not another covers project, even I wouldn't do THAT to you.....this comes from Mojo Magazine, their giveaway CD from the current issue......they've had some good ones, but this one is fantastic, with some of the "darker" sounds of the mid 60's, garage-punk scene......a lot of this stuff is rarely comped, including one of my personal very faves, The Bonniwell Music Machine.......but also Red Crayola, The Rationals, Crazy World of Arthur Brown.......all tremendous stuff, along with stuff from the Seeds, the Yardbirds, and more......really not a dog in the bunch to be honest, so enjoy, and thanks to John N for this submission.....I know I have a bunch of other "Mojo Presents" discs around here somewhere, and I really don't think I've ever done a post on them, maybe soon, just thinking aloud, but this really is tremendous, listened to it all today and you will not be a bit disappointed, trust me.
01. The Mickey Finn – Garden of My Mind
02. The Bonniwell Music Machine – Dark White
03. The Silence – Down Down
04. The 13th Floor Elevators – Reverberation (Doubt)
05. The Spencer Davis Group – Morning Sun
06. The Seeds – Sad and Alone
07. The Yardbirds – Still I’m Sad
08. The Pretty Things – The Sun
09. Chris Farlowe – Paint It Black (Soundtrack vers.)
10. The Rationals – Leaving Here
11. Hat and Tie – Finding It Rough
12. Mountain Men – Too Many People Around
13. The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate – Whatcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You)
14. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Devil’s Grip
15. The Red Crayola – Hurricane Fighter Plane
(Scott)-Leave it to Jonder to continue sending me stuff I've never heard of, which, as I always say is a
WONDERFUL thing....I haven't had a chance to listen to these yet, but I will in the next few days, sounds good to me....for now I'll let him talk you through it though.
I know Iggy has been at it forever, I don't think (not positive) that I've ever heard of anything post-new
values, and I DO know that I don't have any (likely COULD find them on the Bay but I'm not sure of what to expect......anyone with KNOWLEDGE of the post-(original) Stooges Iggy Pop stuff, let me know if it's worth my while), so today I will give you the four albums I DO know, and we'll take it from there.
After the Stooges imploded, Iggy recorded "Kill City" with James Williamson.....it's a rough sounding album, blusier than the previous Stooges classics, and I think in general somewhat underrated.....there are some other sounds on here, other than the standard guitar/bass/drums, there are, at various times, there are some keyboard parts, some sax, etc......if one thinks of this as a great lost Stooges album, one would be amiss, but to think of it as its own piece of work one would be fine.
In 1977 Iggy released "The Idiot", produced by David Bowie whose influence is all over the album. It's a polarizing album, many love it, many hate it......barely hard rocking at all, it does have some charming stuff ("Sister Midnight", "Nightclubbing", "Dum Dum Boys")......I find it to be just OK, but you gotta give the boy a point for trying.
Finally my senior year in high school he released "New Values"....it's surprisingly good, with frantic tracks "I'm Bored", "Five Foot One", and "Billy Is a Runaway"......there are other good ones here, too, and if your familarity ends with "Lust for Life" or whatever, you may find this the most Stooges-like of this foursome (James Williamson produced).
OK Iggy has released about a zillion albums since, and as I said, I honestly don't recall ever hearing any of them....I checked the Bay, and there are a bunch of them there, but someone tell me which are good and which suck, please, and maybe we'll post a few more and I'll learn something. Until then........
KILL CITY-01 Kill City/02 Sell Your Love/03 Beyond the Law/04 I Got Nothing/05 Johanna/06 Night
Theme/07 Night Theme (Reprise)/08 Consolation Prizes/09 No Sense of Crime/10 Lucky Monkeys/11 Master Charge
THE IDIOT-01 Sister Midnight/02 Nightclubbing/03 Funtime/04 Baby/05 China Girl/06 Dum Dum Boys/07 Tiny Girls/08 Mass Production
NEW VALUES-01 Tell Me a Story/02 New Values/03 Girls/04 I'm Bored/05 Don't Look Down/06 The Endless Sea/07 Five Foot One/08 How Do You Fix a Broken on part/09 Angel/10 Curiosity/11 African Man/12 Billy Is a Runaway
So here ya go.....and if anyone has advice about the many later releases, as I said, I can get them with a click but don't really want to in cases they suck.
From Seattle and perhaps the first band I can recall being called "post grunge", I have but their two major
label releases, they also had a couple of small-label releases and a handfull of EP's , none of which I have ever heard and cannot find online, and these are a few things I really like to hear if any of you happen to have em.....
"Between the Never and the Now" was released in 2003, pretty good (and well received at the time) alt-rock, especially good lyrical content. "Shatterday" was released as a single and is a highlight, and "Opiate Summer", "Accident Sex", and "Ambulence Chaser" are all excellent songs that for me sounded pretty radio-ready, but don't recall much airplay for them, could be flawed in my memory of that though.
They followed up two years later with "Sisters of the Red Death", which I like even better.....somewhat simpler song structures and still sharp lyrics and vocals from Zachary Davis.....the opening track is called "Vendetta Red Cried Rape on Their Date With Destiny", and it's a winner.....there is a sort of sci-fi-ish /horror concept going on here, I've read about it a few times and really don't want to go into it that much (ie it;s kind of dumb, actually, but that doesn't detract from a damn good batch of tunes.) Besides the fab opening track, other standout songs here are "Joyless Euphoria", "Shiver" and "The Great Castration", and I'm sure I could probably get with the "concept" if I felt it were necessary......still a good album though, medium-hard rocking alt/pop tunes, or, as dumb as the term may sound, "post grunge".......I guess so, but two pretty good (3 star for "Between", 3.5 for "Sisters" ) releases.
BETWEEN THE NEVER AND THE NOW-01 There Only Is/ 02 Stay Home/03 Opiate Summer/ 04 Seconds Away/05 Shatterday/06 Accident Sex/07 Caught You Like a Cold/08 Suicide Party/09 Lipstick Tourniquets/10 Ambulence Chaser/11 Por Vida/12 PS Love the Black
SISTERS OF THE RED DEATH-01 Vendetta Red Cried Rape on Their Date With Destiny/02 The Body and the Blood/03 A Dark Silhouette/04 Shiver/05 In Lieu of Dead Brides/06 Silhouette Serenade/07 The Ballet/08 The Great Castration/09 Gloria/10 Run/11 Coital Improv/12 A Joyless Euphoria
These albums seem to have been forgotten about fairly quickly, I really like both of them a good bit, perhaps you will as well, and if you happen to have any of the earlier stuff, I'd love to hear it, I guess a handful of the tracks on "Between" are re-workings of stuff on one of the small label releases.
From John N comes a link for a great lost 60's band, I snatched it ONE day before the link was going to
expire, and I'm glad I did.....they were featured on yesterday's "Mojo Presents: Paint It Black" set......I could describe them for you but the attached review does a fine enough job, so let's take the easy way out and go this direction:
Tracks 2 & 11 from Oriole single CB 1940, 1964
Tracks 4 & 9 from Columbia single DB 7510, 1965
Tracks 7 & 15 rec. 1965, issued on Orbit single, 1995
Tracks 8 & 10 from Polydor single 56719, 1966
Tracks 12-14 previously unissued demos
Tracks 16-17 from Blue Beat single 203, 1964
This is a fairly rare/fairly bad album of 1980's electronic new wave, some of it (the title track" Ba Bo Baby") as an example, and "Hanging on a Line" are fairly unlistenable.....I post this for the rarity/curosity factors alone. It's a forgotten effort (understandably, I suppose), and little information on them is available online. However, this does contain a handful of tracks that are very good examples of the poppish new wave of 1986, most notably "When In Danger" which was truly a standout of this genre/era, also "Strange Town" and "This World" are respectable.
Took a look around and finally found a list of band members, at least, guitarst Kevin Dever, vocalist /guitarist//bassist Frank mattox, vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Kent Grey, and drummer Zinc Orbie.
I'd rate this at about 1.5 stars, perhaps 2 ("When In Danger" really IS a good song, and there a couple more, it's just that this is NOT an album that has aged well, despite not being all that good to begin with, but, the point that I try to drive home so often, ALL of this stuff is part of the complicated jigsaw puzzle/spider web that is modern music.
BA BO BABY-01 Ba Bo Baby/02 Take My Breath Away/03 Give Me Your Love/04 Hanging on a Line/05 When In Danger/06 Cover Girl/07 Step Forward/08 Strange Town/09 You've Got the Power/10 This World
It's a fairly uncommon one, at least, and honestly not without reason.
Raise hands, all that know the Mind Spiders, let's see, yeah that's about what I guessed......they have a 2016
release, "Prosthesis", which is included here....as always, I will remove the links if there is ONE single complaint (from anyone that matters, likely NOT you).....but I would hope a good band as obscure as this would want a bit more exposure.
From Texas, The Mind Spiders specialize in a nice blend of 60's garage- punk sounds (think maybe Syndicate of Sound or The Standells) with more recent 00's garage revival type such as the Datsuns or Miracle Workers......the result sounds good to me, why no one I know of (barely) has ever heard of them.
2011 brought us their first full length, "Mind Spiders", is actually the work of Mark Ryan, who oiverdubbed various tracks to simulate the sound of a "band"......if you didn't know that, it would still sound pretty good, the album DOES work on a particular level, but what was up next........
Next comes "Meltdown", perhaps their coolest
The next disc, "Inhumanistic" is something of a departure, as synths and drum machines are prominent. The music takes on something of a 1980's-ish new wave vibe (think Wall of Voodoo, Suicide perhaps)....still pretty fair, but imo not up to the level of "Meltdown". "Suicide" and "Electric Things" are standouts.
And this brings us to the current album "Prosthesis"......taking the styles of the previous discs and blending them smoothly, we get a new, up to date sound. Again, if there is a complaint from band or label, please let me know and it will be removed at once, but meantime, this is a good album, quite a good one in fact, and I recommend it as highly as the others. Still rich in synths and jagged guitars, but still showcasing an evolving sound, they have cooked up another winner.
MIND SPIDERS 7"-01 Worlds Destroyed/02 Time Sucker/03 Ripped/04 Dirty Secrets
MIND SPIDERS-01 Go!/02 Don't Let Her Go/03
MELTDOWN-01 You Are Dead/02 Beat/03 On the Radio/04 More Than You/05 Play You Out/06 Fall In Line/07 Inside Out/08 Skull Eyed/09 Join Us Now/10 Wait For Us/11 Meltdown
INHUMANISTIC-01 Prelude/02 Inside You/03 Suicide/04 They Lie/05 City Stuff/06 Suicide/07 You Are Mine/08 Pictures/09 I Want You/10 The Steady/11 Make Make Make/12 Oblivion
PROSTHESIS-01 Rip It Out/02 No Filter/03 Running/04 Cold/05 Prosthesis/06 Split In Two/07 Nothing Without It/08 Ulcer
This was submitted to me by John N, really caught my ear.....this is a preview of the Portland band Tender Age's EP "Disappear Here" which is released in preparation for the band's full length.....again, I stress that if there are complaints from band or label, notify me and I will remove at once, but I'd hope that the band/label would appreciated the additional exposure.
Dreamy alt-pop which reminds me somewhat of another Portland Band, The High Violets, who I featured on this very site, lo, these many years prior. The three original tracks are odd, rough-edged shoegaze stuff (unusual that shoegaze stuff like this is in general so squeaky clean)......in addition, there are a couple of WAY out there covers, notably Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover" and Bobby Vinton's I Love How You Love Me", also one of Sonic Youth's "Little Trouble Girl".......
Additionally, and I have no idea to what advantage this is, they also include the "Cassette Version" of the same album with unsplit tracks.....I'm going to include it because it's here, make of it whatever use you shall.
01 Lowers/02 Delirium/03 NO/04 Dream Lover/05 I Love How You Love Me/06 Little Trouble Girl/07 Cassette Side A/08 Cassette Side B
Something different, keep the submissions coming, I love them!
The other day when posting the early Iggy Pop solo albums, I remembered that long ago I had a 45 rpm of a totally slamming song, "Gimme Some Skin".....I have no idea what ever happened to it and asked for assistance in the comment section.....Mr. Dave comes through this time, providing a crispy copy of the EP "I'm Sick of You".
Aside from "Gimme Some Skin", this also includes the awesome title track (believe it or not, I had forgotten completely about this tune), and other stuff like "Tight Pants" and "I Got a Right".....I don't think I've ever owned a copy of this one, actually, so I'm guessing it is fairly hard to obtain.
Thanks a million to Mr. Dave for this one, any Stooges fan will want to have this one on the shelf!
I'M SICK OF YOU-01 I'm Sick of You/02 Tight Pants/03 I Got a Right/04 Johanna/05 Consolation Prizes/06 The Scene of the Crime/07 Gimme Some Skin/08 Jesus Loves the Stooges
Thanks again to Mr.Dave, this is a great submission!
Portland Oregon, home of all-time greats such as Sleater-Kinney and (possibly the greatest band in the
world) Tender Age also produced The Wipers, whose 1981 release "Youth of America" is a somewhat forgotten classic.
Basically the brainchild of singer/guitarist Greg Sage, The Wipers also consisted of bassist Brad Davidson and drummer Brad Naish. They released a handful of albums besides this one, which I don't happen to have, although I do recall that the follow up "Over The Edge" was quite good as well (anyone?).....
"Youth of America" was the very epitome of what was referred to as "post punk", the experimental nature and complex song structures were unique at the time for punk bands. The fearsome title track clocks in at over ten minutes, but it breezes by and hooks grabs you on the first listen. It would be worth hearing just for that one, but really all the tracks are great......"When It's Over" features some incredible guitar, "Taking Too Long" is a raging punk onslaught......hell it's all great. Take my word for it. Just wonder what happened to my copy of "Over the Edge", but this is the one that REALLY matters.
YOUTH OF AMERICA-01 Taking Too Long/02 Can This Be/03 Pushing the Extreme/04 When It's Over/05 No Fair/06 Youth of America.
Scott-Following up last weeks' profile of Hypnolovewheel, Jonder sheds more light on the band and their
legacy........thanks a million to him for this fab submission!
Let me give you my personal take on Elvis Costello......I think his first three albums were epic, all 5 star
classics period. Now, here is where myself and A LOT of people will part ways on this, I really never liked a damn thing he did after "Armed Forces"....I don't know why, it, to me, is similar to how I felt about several other early 1980's acts.....The Pretenders, Joe Jackson, The Boomtown Rats.....who just took a direction that, for whatever reason, did not get it done for me......Elvis has released a mountain of stuff since, and I know a lot of people out there LOVE it......just not for me.
However, thanks to a sort-of collaboration between myself and John N, I THINK that I have most of his stuff here, many in deluxe editions with bonus tracks......that, and the fact that I personally have at least 20 boots from (what I consider) his golden era (ie first three albums) means that I can put up a fairly comprehensive Costello series......
For today, allow me to present the first three classic albums, all in deluxe editions with fantastic extra material......first was "My Aim Is True", which was done with the backing band Clover and not the incredible Attractions, but still when it was first released, it was like a wakeup call......the musical world was to now be the playground of Elvis, and of the Pistols, the Clash......as I said before I LOVE all of the first three albums, of them I'd call this the "weakest", however, I would still bestow the coveted five star rating on it. Simply remarkable songs-"Welcome To the Working Week" ("I know it don't thrill ya, I hope it don't kill ya"), the beautiful single "Allison", "Red Shoes" ("I said 'I'm so happy I could die', she said 'drop dead' then left with another guy"), the tour de force "Watching The Detectives". No home should be without one, and with a ful disc of bonus material? Run don't walk......what could be better?
Easy answer: "This Years' Model" (always wondered if The Cars were furious that he swiped such an
obvious title for their album, out about the same time)......simply stated, this is one of mt 20 favorite albums of all. Brilliant from the whispered intro of "No Action" to the final rave up of "Radio Radio" ("I want to bite the hand that feeds me") it's all 100% perfect. The new band, the absolutely amazing Attractions, crank out a unique and glorious piece of work, this would rate at least FOUR stars if there were no lyrics or vocals at all....it's that good. Running down the whole thing would be tantamount to a track listing, DAMN...."The Beat", "This Years Girl" ("Those disco synthesizers, those daily tranquilizers"), "Lip Service". Incredible album, also with a discs worth of bonus tracks.
"Armed Forces" is nearly as good. A conceptual affair with lots of Nazi imagery, ("But you'll never get to make a lampshade out of me" from "Goon Squad", "Two Little Hitlers", "Are you ready for the final solution" from "Chemistry Class") it works brilliantly and sounds every bit as good today as it did at the time of release...."Oliver's Army" may be my favorite Costello tune, unless you ask me again in an hour, and I may give you a different answer. And, yep, this is a deluxe bonus edition as well.
Thanks to John N for providing this portion of this multi-part post, and, remember, we'll maybe do one of these a week until we are all-Costello'd out.....and again, just WAIT until you hear the fab bootlegs that I will save for last. Cruel huh?
NOTE: The version of "My Aim Is True" presented here is a 2 disc set, however both discs are contained in one link
MY AIM IS TRUE DISC 1-01 Welcome to the Working Week/02 Miracle Man/03 No Dancing/04 Blame it on Cain/05 Allison/06 Sneaky Feelings/07 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes/08 Less Than Zero/09 Mystery Dance/10 Pay It Back/11 I'm Not Angry/12 Waiting For the End of the World/13 Watching the Detectives
MY AIM IS TRUE DISC 2-01 No Action (Early Version)/02 Living In paradise (Early Version)/03 Radio
Sweetheart/04 Stranger in the House/05 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (live)/06 Less Than Zero (Live at the El Mocambo)/07 Imagination (Is a Powerful Deceiver)/08 Mystery Dance (demo)/09 Cheap Reward (demo)/10 Jump Up (demo)/11 Wave a White Flag (demo)/12 Blame It on Cain (demo)/13 Poison Moon (demo)
THIS YEARS MODEL- 01 No Action/02 This Year's Girl/03 The Beat/04 Pump It Up/05 Little Triggers/06 You Belong to Me/07 Hand In Hand/08 (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea/09 Lip Service/10 Living In Paradise/11 Lipstick Vogue/12 Night Rally/13 Radio, Radio/14 Big Tears/15 Crawling to the USA/16 Running Out of Angels (demo)/17 Green Shirt (demo)/18 Big Boys (demo)
ARMED FORCES-01 Accidents Will Happen/02 Senior Service/03 Oliver's Army/04 Big Boys/05 Green Shirt/06 Party Girl/07 Goon Squad/08 Busy Bodies/09 Sunday's Best/10 Moods For Moderns/11 Chemistry Class/12 Two Little Hitlers/13 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding/14 My Funny Valentine/15 Tiny Steps/16 Clean Money/17 Talking in the Dark/18 Wednesday Week/19 Accidents Will Happen (Live at Hollywood High)/20 Alison (Live at Hollywood High)/21 Watching the Detectives (Live at Hollywood High)
We'll resume with "Get Happy", also a deluxe edition sometime next week......meantime, if' you've heard only the originals, the bonus material is nearly as good, in particular the live "I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea" from "This Year's Model".
Dear Enemy were a pretty fair new wave/indie pop band from Australia, who were almost unknown in the
US, at least in my observation. The original lineup (ca. 1984) consisted of vocalist Ron Martini, guitarists Chris Langford and Les Barker, pianist Peter Holden, bass player John Joyce, and drummer Ian Morrison....there would be a lineup change or two but basically this is enough information.
They made their name as a live band (used to have a good sounding boot, can't find it at the moment) and released only one proper album, "Ransom Note" in 1984. A veritable stiff in the USA, there are some damn fine new wave/pop gems on it, most notably the really good "Computer One", as well as some other solid tracks in "Kids on the Street" and "The Good Life"......in 2000, "Ransom Note and Beyond" was released, which I think is a comprehensive collection at all of their recorded material, the entire "Ransom Note" album as well as a few random singles, of which, "New Hero" is probably the best known, although, again, stateside, this isn't saying a whole lot.
RANSOM NOTE AND BEYOND-01 Computer One/02 The Good Life/03 Talkin to You/04 All Through the Night/05 Kids on the Street/06 On the Line/07 Restless/08 Bit of Your Heart/09 Day to Day/10 New Hero/11 Stay/12 You're Right, You're Right/13 It Was You I Was Looking For/14 Hold On/15 Wild Child/16 Love Flows/17 Looking For Love/18 In the Heat of the Night
Definitely worth a listen.
These were also sent to me by the link machine John N, I was not familiar with them, but these are a pair of
amazing guitar freakout psych jams.......this band is the mastermind of Guy Blakeslee of Baltimore, and this is some fine shit.....LOVE to hear the rest of their work, but for now, these are really great.....there is a LOT of music in the world, I'm always wishing I could hear all of it (at least the good shit), and it's always incredible to find something (once again) that is right up your alley, and was right under your nose.....thanks to John N for turning me onto The Entrance Band, they will certainly be a subject of further research for me, as I simply adore this kind of psychotic guitar jam freakouts.......much love to you brother!
LATITUDES-01 New Orleans/02 Requim For Juicy/03 Last Kind Words
You WANT these....take me at my word......tomorrow I will begin searching for their "proper' albums, this is GREAT shit here.
Thanks again to John N, and PLEASE everyone please continue to submit the stuff that we need the rest of the world to hear.....it's our DUTY! Except for the band Tender Age, they already have enough listeners and do not wish to gain any more, which is fine.
In a futile attempt to keep up with the mega-links sent to me by John N (NOT a complaint, by any means, I
hope he keeps it up FOREVER), from Liverpool England, ca. 2013, we have some fine spaced out psych that I was unaware of until this submission (and THAT, in a nutshell, is why I LOVE submissions)...three long, spacey tracks of trippy, spacey psych rock....I do find a list of the personnel, guitarist/keyboardist Joe Hirons, bassist Marc Glayshire, and drummer David Smyth.....this reminds me of some of the classic Krautrock of the mid 1970's, and you guys know I LOVE that stuff....another one that I need to investigate a bit more, BUT, this one worked for me so I'm going to go ahead and put it up.....thoughts, please?
Would welcome any further information on this lads, perhaps my brothers in the UK have the skinny? Even if not, this is a good listen!
And the link submissions from John N just keep on coming (a GREAT thing)....this time, an LP, and EP, and
a demos set from Mexican Moustache, who are (imo) a fairly hilarious troup, attempting to sound like the Ramones.....actually, it's not too bad if you get past their hilarious attempt to sing in English (QUITE obviously not thier first language).....nonetheless, this is rock n roll, as I've said before, all part of a spiderweb/jigsaw puzzle.....you like 70's punk, the Ramones, stuff from outside the US? take a shot, what have you to lose?
DEMOS FROM TRASHVILLE-01 Ready For Action/02 La Noche Del Cazador/03 Not Your Way/04 Money/05 Rubia Siniestra/06 I'm Sick/07 Mummies (Falling Down the Street)/08 Surfin' In Uranium
MEXICAN MOUSTACHE (EP)-01 Unga Unga/02 Swamp Thing/03 Pobre NinIfa/04 La Noche Del Cazador/05 Rubia Siniestra
MEXICAN MOUSTACHE (LP)-01 Ready For action/02 Adrenalin/03 Not Your Way/04 Useless/05 Karnaphuli/06 Shake It/07 Go Chica Go/08 Pronto Me Odiaras/09 Antes del Alba/10 Santa Muerte/11 El Mirador/12 La Demencia/13 Chica Canibal/14 Rubia Siniestra/15 Depresion/16 El Final
As usual with the submissions of John N, this one I was not familiar with.....found it worth a spin, though, and
I'm always grateful when someone hands off some new sounds to me, that is what we are about here.....see what you think, and please leave a comment if you like/hate this!
Hey, you know I love my spacey stoner rock, if bands such as Tender Age and Desert Mountain Tribe wish not to be included in my attempts to garner them a larger audience, that's fine, really, there are always going to be 100 more that want the exposure.....as an example, the band Soaria contacted me today, and are sending me some stuff, I love thier single "Electrocutioner" which gets heavy play on XM-Sirius #21, and they UNDERSTAND what we are about here....I am by NO MEANS about (despite the accusations of Tender Age), getting "free shit" for people, rather, I am about EXPOSING good bands.....this blog has a FAIRLY decent following, and if I expose a band to some new audiences, it seems to me that that is a good thing....basically, I am saying that for the most part, start-up bands need me FAR more than I need them, and if they do not wish to be featured here, say the word, you will be dropped like a hot potato, it's not an issue for me.....I just think that said bands need to think about the fact that I had to get their work from SOMEWHERE, ie, it's already OUT THERE.....your gripes with me, while they will be readilly resolved, will do you more harm than they do me for certain. I am IN YOUR CORNER, if you realize this too late, I am truly sorry.
So, off the soapbox......here we go with another good spacey-stoner-rock band, Philadelphia's Spacin'....sorry, not sure who sent this to me, if it wasn't the band themselves (often it is), and there is an issue, blah, blah, I will remove it, but upon first listen, I really enjoyed this 2016 release, entitled "Total Freedom".....guitarist/vocalist Jason Killinger, guitarist Paul Sukeena, bassist Sean Hamilton, and drummer Eva Killinger whip up a fine fuzzed-out stew of spacey stoner rock, this is one you MUST hear, likely one of the best releases of 2016, IMO........again, I don't know the band's attitude toward sharing, if there is an issue of course it will be removed, SO JUMP ON IT QUICK, you want to hear/enjoy this one, it's great!
TOTAL FREEDOM-01 Over Uneasy/02 Kensington Real/03 Human Condition/04 Titchy/05 Stopping Them/06 Bent Into Shape/07 Batfolk/08 US Ruse/09 Total Freedom
A damn fine album here, likely a"top ten" entrance at the end of the year.....check this while you can (in case there is an issue), this one is HIGHLY recommended by moi!
I had never heard of Chatham Rise before this was sent to me, it's really pretty good......played at KXLU studios in LA, this is some pretty fair spacey-ambient stuff.......chack it out, it may merit further investigation on my part, I like it pretty much......all I can say is give it a spin, it's only four tracks, what do ya have to lose?
KXLU IN STUDIO-01 Gone/02 Never/03 Eventide/04 Hollows