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- 05/21/16--13:56: _Santoro
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- 05/22/16--11:07: _A concert from, wel...
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- 05/23/16--11:57: _The finale of the P...
- 05/23/16--12:05: _Jonder with fab Jap...
- 05/23/16--12:10: _The Cars Part 4
- 05/23/16--12:29: _John N presents Les...
- 05/24/16--13:35: _The Cars part 5, OUT!
- 05/24/16--13:53: _More Japanese rock ...
- 05/24/16--17:17: _King George Discovery
- 05/25/16--12:12: _Jon S presents This...
- 05/25/16--12:26: _Part 3 of Jonder's ...
- 05/25/16--13:08: _From John N, a BUNC...
- 05/25/16--13:32: _My OWN Japanese roc...
- 05/27/16--10:37: _Jonder's Japanese R...
- 05/27/16--10:50: _From Jon S: "And Yo...
- 05/27/16--11:09: _Jack Bond fills a r...
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- 05/21/16--13:56: Santoro
- 05/21/16--16:10: The Cars Part 3
- 05/22/16--11:07: A concert from, well, LAST NIGHT!?!
- 05/23/16--11:41: And a concert from last Friday as well....
- 05/23/16--11:57: The finale of the PJ Harvey deluge
- 05/23/16--12:05: Jonder with fab Japanese rock
- 05/23/16--12:10: The Cars Part 4
- 05/23/16--12:29: John N presents Lesbians on Ecstasy redux!
- 05/24/16--13:35: The Cars part 5, OUT!
- 05/24/16--13:53: More Japanese rock from Jonder
- 05/24/16--17:17: King George Discovery
- 05/25/16--12:12: Jon S presents This Is Iggy Pop
- 05/25/16--12:26: Part 3 of Jonder's Japanese rock extravaganza!
- 05/25/16--13:08: From John N, a BUNCH of Lee Michaels stuff
- 05/25/16--13:32: My OWN Japanese rock contribution, Hideki Ishima
- 05/27/16--10:37: Jonder's Japanese Rock series, part 4
- 05/27/16--10:50: From Jon S: "And You may Ask Yourself"....
- 05/27/16--11:09: Jack Bond fills a request
- 05/27/16--11:41: One from ME....The Holograms
- 05/27/16--11:54: Brian's got a Q-U-E-E-N post
Boring day, dragging out some of this, some of that.....here's another obscurity for you from the land of Argentina, who brought us the great Los Natas (you remember Los Natas don't you? one of the great stoner rock bands of all time, on whom I did an extensive multiple part post THAT NONE OF YOU DOWNLOADED, grrrrrr)......anyway, the comparison to Los Natas is obvious here, also Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age......they DO sing in Spanish, I know that is a turn off to some of ya, myself and my homeboy Brian are both huge fans of non-English language (the music HAS to do the talking if the lyrics are in a language you can't understand!), don't miss this one (like you did Los Natas, I posted about 20 or so Los Natas albums (their whole catalogue), I think this one album is the complete works of Santoro, so I implore you to give this a listen.
On this 1999 release, the Santoro lineup was vocalist Jose "El Toppo" Armetta, guitarist Sergio Chotsourian, bassist Gonzalo "Crudo" Villagra, an drummer Gonzalo Espejo. They might not be the most imaginative stoner band ever (hell, maybe they are, too, if I was ambitious enough to translate the lyrics), but they sound great, as I said, very reminiscent of their countrymen Los Natas (seriously, one of my twenty favorite bands of all time in any genre, that's why it amazed me no one bit on it), and the Kyuss/QOTSA comparison is quite accurate as well.
If I am wrong and they DID issue any material after this one, I'd LOVE to hear it......maybe John N or stoner rock kingpin Mark Eveligh (where have YOU been, Mark? Hope all is well) or even my amigo Jose or one of the Spanish all-star blogging team knows something about it.....anyway LISTEN TO THIS it is really good stoner rock, and for what else could one ask?
SANTORO-01 Ya No Hay/02 Germinal/03 Turblorna/04 Me Sangra/05 Cain Y Abel/06 Tutankamon/07 Hay Market/08 Astraliano/09 Aquavulva/10 Marlon Brandon/11 Un Vaso/12 Super 8 Volante
Again, I am HIGHLY recommending this one.....don't contact me in 2 years asking for a re-up, get it NOW, you
I went back to the "C" shelf to see just how much material I have for the rest of The Cars post, as we move
on to live/rare stuff and GOOD LORD there is a lot.....I know I did part 2 only this morning, but I need to get moving on this, a LOT LOT LOT of stuff here, if you hate the Cars, you are temporarily at least in the complete wrong place.
I think I'll put up about half of it here, and at it'll take at least one or two more posts to wrap it.....time was, when it was fairly hard to catch quality boots of this band, much like their early 80's cousins The Pretenders, but in recent years there has been an absolute deluge of them, and I have a load of them.
But, to that end, let's start off this chapter with NON-live stuff, it's more than interesting, some of it is quite wonderful.
First up, I have a full length album of demo material from the first classic album. The entire album is recreated, in order, completely with demo versions (most of which are VERY good), and as a bonus, there are demo versions of five tracks that never made an album. Fascinating stuff.
I have an EP simple entitled "Alternate Versions", for the life of me I don't remember who gave me this one, but again, six tracks from the first two albums, very, very good stuff to listen to as well. This was one band whose demos and alternates EASILLY could have replaced the final product in some cases, a testamony to their skill/musicianship.
Another EP simply titled "Live/Rare" contains but 4 tracks, with a bit of overlap too, "They Won't See You" also appears on the demo disc above, but a demo "Moving In Stereo"/"All Mixed Up" and a couple of live tracks fill it out nicely.
"The Candy-O Monitor Mixes", naturally, contains different mixes of the stuff from THAT album, and this
one as well adds on a couple of non-LP tracks "That's It" and "Slip Away".
For the hell of it, and just because I happen to have it, I'm going to put up a Ric Ocasek solo effort, "Troublizing".....it's not awful or anything, but he misses the context of the Cars.....The Cars, like their godfathers Roxy Music, were a BAND in the truest sense of the word, as no one member EVER dominated the sound, it was ALWAYS an even distribution, and this is a bit TOO much Ocasek, however, certainly interesting and listenable.
I seem to have about twelve (by my loose count) live boots, so if I pop a pair of those up this evening, the next two parts can be 5/5 and finito!.....so let me tease this thing with a couple of the older boots I have. The first disc I have is from 1977, before the band broke.....it contains a pair of shows, both from their Boston home, one from the Rathskeller (April 77), and a very short set (4 songs) from Boston U (March 77), which includes two tunes ("Cool Fool" and "Strawberry Moonlight") that you certainly don't hear every day.
OK, that's TWO Cars posts for today, maybe I'll get to the next part tomorrow, or maybe I won't....you never know what I might feel like doing. But please let me know what you think of this series, as The Cars seem to be quite popular here (the "regular" studio albums have had quite a bit of traffic)
I don't know if I'm going to put up anything more this evening or not, if not, likely see you tomorrow, but I AM quite bored so I might get around to a few more gems, we'll just have to see!
1ST ALBUM DEMOS-01 Good Times Roll (Live)/02 My best Friend's Girl (Demo)/03 Just What I Needed (Demo)/04 I'm In Touch With Your World (Demo)/05 Don't Cha Stop (Demo)/06 You're All I've Got Tonight (Demo)/07 Bye Bye Love (Demo)/08 Moving In Stereo (Demo)/09 All Mixed Up (Demo)/10 They Won't See You (Demo)/11 Take What You Want (Demo)/12 Wake Me Up (Demo)/13 You just Can't Push Me (Demo)/14 Hotel Queenie (Demo)
ALTERNATE VERSIONS EP-01 Moving In Stereo/02 Let the Good Times Roll/03 You're All I've Got Tonight/04 Candy-O/05 Best Friend's Girl/06 Just What I Needed
RARE/LIVE EP-01 Moving In Stereo/All Mixed Up (Demo)/12 Good Times Roll (Live)/13 Just What I
Needed (Live)/14 They Won't See You (Unreleased Demo)
CANDY-O MONITOR MIXES-01 Let's Go/02 Since I held You/03 It's All I Can Do/04 Double Life/05 Shoo Be Doo/06 Candy-O/07 Nightspots/08 You Can't Hold On Too Long/09 Lust For Kicks/10 Got a Lot On My Head/11 Dangerous Type/12 That's It/13 Slip Away
LIVE BOSTON THE RATHSKELLER 4/77-01 Just What I Needed/02 I'm In Touch With Your World/03 Strawberry Moonlight/04 Lover and a Holiday/05 Bye Bye Love/06 Wake Me Up/07 Cool Fool/08 Looking To See You/09 Don't Cha Stop/10 You're All I've Got Tonight/LIVE AT BOSTON U 3/77 11 Just What I Needed/12 I'm In Touch With Your World/13 Cool Fool/14 Strawberry Moonlight/15 (Emcee)
LIVE AT THE EL MOCAMBO TORONTO 9/14/78-01 Good Times Roll/02 Bye Bye Love/03
Nightspots/04 My best Friends Girl/05 Moving In Stereo/06 Since I Held You/07 Take What You Want/08 They Won't See You/09 Don't Cha Stop/10 Just What I Needed/11 Candy-O/12 You're all I've Got Tonight
Remember I still have about ten or so live albums to go, so stay tuned......
Links will be up within the hour!
From that there one band whose name I try not to mention too much coz I hear they're snippy about this
kind of thing, you know who I mean, they are not so much on the radio, head to the internet if you want their stuff.......anyway, here is a show recorded LAST NIGHT, Heiniken Music Hall Amsterdam (5/21/16).....this is in FLAC, and from what I've heard sounds fine. I also have Friday night's show (the first of the tour), but am having trouble with the file, if/when I get it open I'll put it up as well.....thanks to Jon S for this, you cannot say we aren't current on the musical trends of the world, now can ya? If interested, I might suggest you hurry up, not sure, but this one may not be around long, just sayin'
This has evidently already been posted to Dime a Dozen who are famous for expedient postings such as this......I guess we are #2 here, we'll live with that!
Submissions such as this are as good as gold, please everyone take a cue from Jon S to make this blog all that it can be! By the way, these files are enormous, the total length of the show is about 2.5 hours, and as advised before it is FLAC......Dime a Dozen always requests that 1) you do not convert this to a lossy format and 2) NEVER sell these......seems like a reasonable thing to ask, so please comply.
Good news also, I got the 5/20/16 show to unwrap (FINALLY!) so look for it maybe a little later today, or possibly tomorrow!
Had a little trouble with opening this file, finally got it......don't need too much detail here, the previous post was the second show of the tour (5/21/16), this one is the FIRST show of the tour (5/20/16)....same band obviously.......again, FLAC files, and they are HUGE, thus, the multiple parts to the download, but easilly worth your while.....thanks again to Jon S for this submission!
01. intro - Burn The Witch/02. Daydreaming/03. Decks Dark/04. Desert Ireland Disk/05. Ful Stop//06. Morning Mr Magpie/07. There There/08. The Daily Mail/09. My Iron Lung/10. Videotape/11. Identikit/
12. The Numbers/13. The Gloaming/14. Lotus Flower/15. Everything In Its Right Place/16. Idioteque/17. Bodysnatchers18. encore break 1/19. Bloom/20. Present Tense/21. Paranoid Android/22. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief/23. Weird Fishes/24. encore break 2/25. You And Whose Army and Thom saying "thank you"/26. Reckoner and outro
A different enough set list that a big fan of this band (I am one) would likely want both, nearly 2.5 hours in length, I have NOT split it into disc sized nuggets, you can do with it as you wish.....this also was first posted on Dime a Dozen, who always post in FLAC and always request two things.....don't sell this, and don't convert to a lossy format.....so I will pass that along to you......thanks to Jon S for this, again, and thanks to EVERYONE for the MOUNTAIN of guest submissions I have received of late.....it's great and i WILL get to them all!
Links in a few minutes!
(Soctt)-Man, when Jon S said he had "some" PJ Harvey stuff, he wasn't kidding.....this HUGE post finishes
off his PJ material, I guess, and it is a monster, with live shows, singles, more recent albums, etc.....PJ Harvey was one artist with whom I was not as familiar as maybe I "should have been", but Lordy be, I certainly am familiar now.......lots of great stuff in these posts, too, glad that before I left this planet I got to get familiar with her! Thanks Jon S, an absolutely epic submission (the whole series of posts).
(Scott)-As I have pointed out so many times, I am a sucker for non-english language rock, not sure why, I just happen to love it, the music really MUST do the talking when the vocals and lyrics make no sense to me, I guess.....anyway, I was not previously familiar with this EP from High Rise, presented by longtime blog friend Jonder......this will probably be first on my playlist Tuesday morning, but I trust his judgement, and , as I said, the genre is right up my alley......so here ya go, enjoy, and don't be scared off by the Japanese vocals....expand your horizons!
(Link in comments section)
Bringing you another batch of Cars boots, for the most part quite fine sound quality on them, so see what
you think......as with my boots in general I try to focus mostly on the band's prime years, in other words, I have for the most part avoided the post-"Panorama' era stuff. Another handful tomorrow will finish these up, and I think then the next mega-multi-part opus will be one of my VERY faves Talking Heads, and be forewarned......I have a LOT of stuff from them. A LOT. A WHOLE LOT!
First up for today we have The Cars performing a good set from 1978, Brighton England, The University of Susex.....nothing unusual in the set list, just a fired up set of tracks from the first two albums.....this (1978) is just about when the band became a sensation, and they really do put out on this (I assume their first trip abroad, could be wrong about that).
Next I have a set from 9/22/78, at The Palladium in NYC.....again, the setlist plays it fairly safe, as the band was getting "big", and they were playing what the people wanted. A couple of "Panorama" tunes work their way into the set list.....now, a little confusing, but on this same CD, thanks to the miracle of MP3, I ALSO have a show from Central park, four years later, 5/17/82...interesting to compare the two shows back to back for certain, imo by the time of the 1982 set, they sounded a lot more slick and weary (who could blame them?) Compare, for best example, the 1978 version of "Misfit Kid" that closes the first show, and the version of the same song which opens the 1982 show.....draw your own conclusions, I just find it interesting myself. Remember, both of these shows are in one file and will fit on one Cd should you desire to do so.
From Cleveland Ohio's Agora Ballroom, 7/18/78, we have a set with a somewhat varied setlist, "Take What You Want" was rarely peformed live back then, the same with "Hotel Queenie", as well as closing the set with a seemingly impromptu "Something Else"....good set.
Our next show comes from San Francisco's Old Waldorf, 8/19/78.....similar to the Cleveland show, with two "rarely performed live" tracks mentioned above also make an appearance, as does "I'm in Touch With Your World" which seems to me they didn't perform live that much.
There is also something here called "The Cars Unlocked, Live Performances 1979-87"....as best as I can
recall, this was a DVD I borrowed from the public library and separated the audio onto CD. Various dates/locales, obviously, but does include a live version of "Tonight She Comes" which is welcome.
OK, that'll do it for the Cars for today.....in the next couple of days, sometime, I'll finish these up.....I know I've been posting a lot of stuff in a short time frame, so don't overlook stuff like Brian's tremendous Bowie covers project, and the Radiohead shows which were recorded on the last couple of nights as I type this.....I just need something to focus my energies on right now, and this blog is what I am doing that with currently.
BRIGHTON ENGLAND 1978-01 Just What I Needed/02 Good Times Roll/03 I'm In Touch With Your World/04 Best Friend's Girl/05 Moving in Stereo/06 All mixed Up/07 Night Spots/08 Bye Bye Love/09 Don't Cha Stop/10 You're All I've Got Tonight
THE PALLADIUM NYC 9/22/78-01 Intro/02 Good Times Roll/03 Bye Bye Love/04 Night Spots/05 best Friend's Girl/06 Moving In Stereo/07 Since I Held You/08 Just What I Needed/09 Gimme Some Slack/10 Candy-O/11 Don't Cha Stop/12 You're All I've Got Tonight/13 Misfit Kid/CENTRAL PARK NYC 5/17/82-14 Misfit Kid/15 best Friend's Girl/16 Just What I Needed/17 Gimme Some Slack/18 Candy-O/19 Good Times Roll/20 You're all I've Got Tonight
CLEVELAND 7/18/78-01 Intro/02 Good Times Roll/03 Bye Bye Love/04 Night Spots/05 I'm in Touch
With Your World/06 Best Friend's Girl/07 Moving In Stereo/08 All Mixed Up/09 Take What You Want/10 Don't Cha Stop/11 You're All Ive Got Tonight/12 Just What I Needed/13 Hotel Queenie/14 Something Else
SAN FRANCISCO 8/19/78-01 Good Times Roll/02 Bye Bye Love/03 Nightspots/04 I'm In Touch With Your World/05 Best Friend's Girl/06 Moving In Stereo/07 All Mixed Up/08 Don't Cha Stop/09 You're all I've Got Tonight/10 Just What I Needed/11 Take What You Want/12 Hotel Queenie
CARS UNLOCKED-01 Magic/02 Let's Go/03 Touch and Go/04 Drive/05 Best Friend's Girl/06 Tonight She Comes/07 Moving In Stereo/08 You Might Think/09 Just What I Needed/10 Good Times Roll/11 Hello Again/12 Double Trouble/13 Nightspots/14 Heartbeat City
Late note: something is wrong with my fucking disc "Unlocked", so it won't be available at once......if I can get the bastard to work, I'll add it, but it's held me up enough......see comments for the rest of the discs, and IF I get the cocksucker working, I'll add it....if not, there is still a "Part 5" yet to come!
Later note: Finally got the bitch to work......hope you enjoy it as much fucking trouble as it was!
(Scott) John N, the always amazing link machine, sends the rest of the Lesbians on Ecstasy collection (see
the debut CD a few days ago)......that guy never fails to amaze....anyway, of, course, haven't listened to these yet, I'll get to em tomorrow, but meantime, THANKS for helping make this blog what it is, John N!....He (John N) also sent me a metric shit tonne of Lee Michaels (see also a few days ago) which I will put up in the next few days...had no clue the fucking guy had so much stuff, hell, it may suck, I don't know, but that is hardly the point around here.....I love it when ANYONE shares ANYTHING, your Mama TOLD YOU that sharing is the way to go, and she was RIGHT as always!
WE KNOW YOU KNOW-01 Sisters On the Struggle/02 Sedition/03 The Cold Touch of Leather/04 Victoria's Secret/05 We Won't Give it back/06 Party Time (A Womyn's Luv)/07 Is This Way?/08 Alone In Madness/09 It's Practically Freedom/10 Mortified
The last batch of Cars boots that I have, hope you've been enjoying them....we're into the point now in which the band was more mainstream, thusly, IMO, not as eccentric, nor as good.....still a listenable bunch of tunes, and still entertaining live, but there is on this band, NO ARGUEMENT, I don't think, as to their artistic peak, "The Cars" and "Candy-O", both 5 star classics......after that, pretty much another "new wave rock band", albeit one that could come up with a winning tune every now and again.
So with that, the remainder of my live Cars stuff, not nearly as engaging as the earlier ones, but so be it...up first is a 1979 set from Los Angeles. Heavy on "Candy-O" stuff, including an unusual set opener, "Got a Lot On My head", which works quite well. "Take What You Want" appears once again, I'm not sure why they thought it was such a good tune to perform live, as they did quite often, but we'd REALLY be splitting hairs there.
Houston Texas is the scene for a 1984 set, by now, the novelty was LONG gone and this was a "hit machine" so to speak....lots of stuff from "Shake It Up" and "heartbeat City", and not really, in my opinion, to that great of an effect....see what you think, but to me stuff like "Hello Again", "Drive", and "You might Think" were just markedly inferior to ANY track on the first two albums. A version of "Jimmy Jimmy", and a not so great one, turns up in the setlist as well.
Now we come to 1987, the University of Missouri, and this is not, for my money, a good set at all, this is a
band that was about at the end of the line, and it sounds like it. One positive: a lively show opening version of "Tonight She Comes" (WHY it was never on an album I'll never know, I thought it was one of their best, if not their best, post-"Candy-O" tunes).
Another set from the same year, this from Grand Rapids Michigan, has an almost identical setlist to the Missouri show, and, to me, further documents their decline......at least they open with "Tonight She Comes" again.
The 1979 release, "Supergroups In Concert", IS a pretty good set, not sure, exactly, what it is from, but there are several fairly interesting interview segments and the performances are pretty spot-on.....I recommend this one over anything else from today's post.
At the end of the day, they done damn fine.
LOS ANGELES 1979-01 Got a Lot on My head/02 Good Times Roll/03 Let's Go/04 Night Spots/05 Since I held You/06 Double Life/07 Moving In Stereo/08 Candy-O/09 Don't Cha Stop/10 Bye Bye Love/11 All Mixed Up/12 Take What You Want/13 You're All I've Got Tonight/14 Just What I Needed/15 Dangerous Type
TOKYO 1980-01 Misfit Kid/02 Best Friend's Girl/03 Moving In Stereo/04 Just What I Needed/05 Gimme Some Slack/06 Candy-O/07 Good Times Roll/08 Bye Bye Love/09 You're All I've Got Tonight/10 Panorama/11 Don't Tell me No/12 Double Life/13 Getting Through
HOUSTON 1984-01 Hello Again/02 It's Not the Night/03 Touch and Go/04 Candy-O/05 Good Times
Roll/06 Jimmy Jimmy/07 Moving In Stereo/08 Just What I Needed/09 Dream Away/10 Drive/11 You might Think/12 Best Friend's Girl/13 Magic/14 Let's Go/15 Heartbeat City/16 You're All I've Got Tonight
GRAND RAPIDS 1987-01 Tonight She Comes/02 Touch and Go/03 Double Trouble/04 You Are the Girl/05 Everything You Say/06 Since You're Gone/07 Fine line/08 Let's Go/09 Strap Me In/10 Candy-O/11 Moving In Stereo/12 Dangerous Type/13 Drive/14 Best Friend's Girl/15 Good Times Roll/16 You Might Think/17 Hello Again/18 Just What I Needed
U OF MISSOURI 1987-01 Tonight She Comes/02 Touch and Go/03 Double Trouble/04 You Are the
girl/05 Everything You Say/06 Since You're Gone/07 Nightspots/08 Strap Me In/09 Let's Go/10 Candy-O/11 Moving In Stereo/12 Dangerous Type/13 Drive/14 Hello Again/15 Just What I Needed/16 Best Friend's Girl/17 Good Times Roll/18 You Might Think
SUPERGROUPS IN CONCERT-01 ABC Intro/02 Got a Lot On My Head/03 Good Times Roll/04 Ric Ocasek Talks About "Let's Go"/05 Let's Go/06 Night Spots/07 Since I Held You/08 Elliot Easton Talks About the Cars Sound/09 Double Life/10 Moving In Stereo/11 Candy-0/12 Don't Cha Stop/13 Ric Ocasek Talks About 70's Music/14 Bye Bye Love/15 All Mixed Up/16 Take What You Want/17 Ric Ocasek Talks About "You're All I've Got Tonight"/18 You're All I've Got Tonight/19 Just What I Needed/20 Dangerous Type/21 ABC Outro
(Scott)-this one I know, and it is worth your while......Used to have this one, actually maybe I still do, but PLEASE don't let the Japanese language scare you away from this one.....really, really, great stuff, AND, I strongly suggest you read the book in the bonus section on the Jap Rock scene, it's really tremendous as well!
Here's a fine piece of fairly obscure psych/soul from Sweden, 1968, with American King George Clemens on guitar/vocals......Clemens was a friend of Jimi Hendrix, and apparently learned a trick or two from him.....plenty of heavy fuzz and hard riffing.....this is a damn fine album, the Swedish backing band is/was really nothing special, but this is Clemens' album.....fans of Hendrix, Cream, even Love and Blue Cheer ought to check this one out immediately.......beyond highly recommended!
PEACE OF MIND-01 Keep On Trying/02 It Ain't Me/03 Love Emotions/04 Light My Fire/05 Try Your Luck/06 Dis Funky Rock
(Scott)-A little while back I posted a few of Iggy's earlier solo albums, and stated my lack of knowledge
post-"New Values".....a LOT of people shared their opinions on this topic, and now Jon S checks in with his.......I still haven't heard this material, but I should in the next couple of days......thanks Jon S, and anyone else with any post-1980 or so Iggy stuff is welcome to check in......
Scott, if you look at the comments for your recent Iggy Pop post, you'll notice there are others who feel the same as I do about Zombie Birdhouse. In some senses, I could even say its my favorite; its certainly like nothing else he has done. Here is the deluxe version with live versions of the album along with other "classic" tracks.
(Scott)-This one I am FAIRLY familiar with (though not as familiar as I was with the great Bleach 03),
Boredoms.....they come at the recommendation of Kurt D Cobain, for me that's pretty much enough!
(Scott) A while ago I posted Lee Michaels' first disc, which I love, and, once again, confessed to knowing
very little about the remainder of his output. Well, linkmeister John N was having none of that, and, generous soul that he is (THAT is no joke, believe me!) sends his entire discography......again, I cannot go into detail here, as these albums have not fallen upon these ears yet, but, once again, they WILL. Thanks to John N for these links, and thanks to everyone who contributes, I LOVE the contributions, they are awesome, and I hope they continue forever......I will keep posting every day, multiple posts, as long as my friends continue to send me fab material!
CARNIVAL OF LIFE-01 Hello/02 Another One/03 Streetcar/04 Love/05 Carnival of Love/06 Why/07
Tomorrow/08 Sounding the Sleeping/09 My Friends
RECITAL-01 If I Lose You/02 Time is Over/03 No part of It/04 Fell In Love Today/05 Blind/06 Grocery Soldier/07 What Can he Do/08 Basic Knowledge/09 Gonna Leave/10 The War/11 Spare Change
Long, long ago, I did a post on the totally incredible Flower Travellin' Band, I'm sure the links are long dead, but that was a bad ass fucking band, I'm telling ya......what i've NOT posted (I don't think) is this album, "One Day" from their guitar whiz, Hideki Ishima....pretty fine stuff here, his solo album ca. 1973.....he was also a sitar ace as well, also mastering the "sitarla", a sitar/guitar hybrid of his own invention.....he's been in several bands since the Flower Travellin' Band went on hiatus, this is (I think) his lone solo effort.....it's pretty decent, please give it a listen. This is something of a lesser-known effort, but if by some chance you either were a fan of/or checked out my post on The Flower Travellin' band, you may possibly enjoy this minor gem.....may as well give it a spin while we are in this Japanese Rock-groove!
ONE DAY-01 We're Just Tryin' My Way/02 Artificial Flowers/03 Lady Bird/04 Night Mare/05 Unbalance/06 Depending By the Time/07 Trash Blues
(Scott)-Forgive me for taking a day off from posting on Thursday? I'll still hit well over EIGHTY posts in the
merry merry month of May, so I can at least get one day's indulgence, can't I? And of course, I couldn't get anywhere NEAR that number without my wonderful team of contributors, you know the list by now, but I have some guest submissions to lead off the Memorial Day weekend, perhaps a thing or two of my own (I've got one I'm DYING to put up if I can find the CD, just heard it on IPOD today and forgot how fab it was)....
Anyway, let us begin with part 4/4 of Jonder's fantastic japanese rock series.......just FYI, the very FIRST album I posted on this blog (SO long ago) was "Thee Michelle Gun Elephant".....so, here is Jonder, telling you about part IV of his latest submission.....MANY thanks to him for these (Links in Comments section)
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's name came from a mishearing of the Damned's album title Machine Gun Etiquette (just as Radio Birdman misheard "radio burning up above" -- a Chuck Berry lyric quoted by the Stooges).TMGE were Tokyo college kids who started playing in 1991, influenced by punk and garage rock. The great Futoshi Abe (who died in 2009) combined classic Detroit axemen (Ron Asheton, James Williamson, Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith) with influences from surf, spy films, Link Wray, and the Pirates' Mick Green (who made a single with TMGE).TMGE vocalist Yusuke Chiba has an incredible raw-throated sound, and sings in a word salad of Japanese and English. TMGE drummer Kazuyuki Kuhara later played reggae and ska, and Chiba now sings for rock balladeers the Midnight Bankrobbers.2000's Gear Blues was their breakthrough to a US audience hungry for more Japanese punk/garage bands like Guitar Wolf. TMGE's attitude was always more serious than Guitar Wolf, despite the elephantine name and song titles like "Satanic Boom Boom Head", Here are Gear Blues and my favorite, the ominous Rodeo Tandem Beat Specter. I added a top-notch cover version of "Soda Pressing" by British punks The Boys.TMGE broke up in 2003. Check out the manic brilliance of "God Jazz Time" from their final concert, beautifully filmed for the DVD Burning Motors Go Last Heaven. They were definitely "big in Japan": youtu.be/2a67-mvGTQo------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GEAR BLUES-01 West Cabaret Drive/02 Smokin Billy/03 Satanic Boom Boom Head/04 Dog Way/05 Free
Devil Jam/06 Killer Beach/07 Brian Down/08 Hotel Bronco/09 Give the Gallon/10 G.W.D/11 Ash/12 Soul
Wrap/13 Boiled Oil/14 Danny Go/15 Jenny
RODEO TANDEM BEAT SPECTER-01 Citroen No Koduku (The Loneliness of the Citroen/02 Alligator
Night/03 Abakarta Sekai (The World Exposed)/04 God Jazz Time/05 Baby Stardust/06 Rita/07
I have much more TMGE , if anyone's interested. And I'd love to hear more Japanese bands: share 'em if you got 'em!
(Scott) yes, I have been referring to my upcoming Talking Heads multi-part extravaganza, as usual, with a
band of which I REALLY love, I want to make sure I get it just right......Jon S provides some Talking Heads related stuff, as you can read about below, but most notable to me is one of my faves, David Byrne/brian Eno's fab "My Life In the Bush of Ghosts" (posted here long long ago) which would be worth the proce of admission for the amazing "America Is Waiting".......lotsa more worthwhile stuff here for you to get into before MY Talking Heads post knocks your ears off!
Scott, you've been threatening/promising a Talking Heads mega-post so allow me to offer a prelude. David Byrne solo, a few things with St. Vincent, 2 Eno collaborations, and a classic Talking Heads show on video.
(Scott)-Jack Bond responds to a request from Jonder for Murahacibu "Live"...thanks 10000000 times over
for this, and it gives me the opportunity to point out a few things about my beloved contributions to the blog.....first off, if you have links or text or anything, it is FAR better to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org than to place them in the comments......when they are placed in the comments, hardly anyone will see them......if you email them to me, I can make a post of them and the whole audience will see them....just trying to help everyone's submissions to get MAXIMUM exposure...in regards to a question Jack poses, other people's links are FINE because I download them, convert them to MY links....usually it's not an issue, but there is one tool who makes a huge deal out of it, little he can say if I convert them to "my" links......in other words, don't give it a thought!
Anyway, as requested by Jonder, here is Murahachibu "Live" ....sorry no track list as the songs names are in Japanese letters that my computer can't reproduce, and I cannot find English translations for them (and too bad, often they are quite a hoot).....anyway, here is the album, anxious to hear it myself, link (MY link) in comments section!
NIGHT OF 1000 EX BOYFRIENDS-01 Are You Ready For It/02 Drunk Dial/03 Scene Whore/04 One Time Only/05 Your Ex is Turning Tricks Again/06 Head in the Sand/07 Death Boy/08 Weekend Bender/09 Domestic Bliss/10 Monogamy/11 The Ghost
Something tells me to be cautious with this one. They seem like one of those nice old English bands who will DMCA you out of existence if you post their stuff. So, they shall be referred to as Q. First up, we have a concert that I had to dig in the dustiest corner of the Internet to find.....