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- 08/14/16--13:48: _Another good John N...
- 08/15/16--16:13: _REAL quick Studkid ...
- 08/15/16--16:18: _Andy Warhol
- 08/15/16--16:26: _Paul Klee by request
- 08/15/16--16:37: _Classic bra and pan...
- 08/17/16--14:26: _Brian improves on t...
- 08/17/16--14:42: _Jonder's latest ama...
- 08/17/16--15:23: _The Doors, Part 22 ...
- 08/17/16--15:55: _More ads, this WAY ...
- 08/18/16--16:05: _Allhellujah
- 08/18/16--16:22: _More great stuff fr...
- 08/18/16--16:40: _Anyone for ZAP! comix?
- 08/19/16--10:11: _Full-tilt Electric ...
- 08/19/16--11:10: _Betty Blowtorch
- 08/19/16--11:37: _Look What I Did
- 08/19/16--12:25: _The Big Boys
- 08/19/16--13:54: _For Angie
- 08/19/16--14:12: _Jon S submits class...
- 08/20/16--10:38: _Jon S presents The ...
- 08/20/16--10:52: _Jon S with The Grif...
- 08/14/16--13:48: Another good John N submission, Biff Bang Pow
- 08/15/16--16:13: REAL quick Studkid submission
- 08/15/16--16:18: Andy Warhol
- 08/15/16--16:26: Paul Klee by request
- 08/15/16--16:37: Classic bra and panty ads
- 08/17/16--14:26: Brian improves on the previous Talking Heads posts!
- 08/17/16--14:42: Jonder's latest amazing submission
- 08/17/16--15:23: The Doors, Part 22 of Many......
- 08/17/16--15:55: More ads, this WAY cool
- 08/18/16--16:05: Allhellujah
- 08/18/16--16:22: More great stuff from John N!
- 08/18/16--16:40: Anyone for ZAP! comix?
- 08/19/16--10:11: Full-tilt Electric Orange Part 1
- 08/19/16--11:10: Betty Blowtorch
- 08/19/16--11:37: Look What I Did
- 08/19/16--12:25: The Big Boys
- 08/19/16--13:54: For Angie
- 08/19/16--14:12: Jon S submits classic live Sex Pistols
- 08/20/16--10:38: Jon S presents The Hotelier
- 08/20/16--10:52: Jon S with The Grifters
(scott), John N Has been extra generous of late and also sends us this fab singles comp from legendary UK popsters Biff Bang Pow......as I often say when I wish to save verbage "You Want This".......fine collection, I have heard this one and yep, YOU want this!
01 – Fifty Years of Fun
02 – Then When I Scream
03 – There Must Be a Better Life
04 – The Chocolate Elephant Man
05 – Love’s Going out of Fashion
06 –INSIDE the Mushroom
07 – It Happens All the Time
08 – In the Afternoon
09 – Someone Stole My Wheels
10 – It Makes You Scared
11 – Sunny Days
12 – The Whole World’s Turning Brouchard!
13 – The Death of England
14 – She Haunts
15 – The Beat Hotel
16 – She Paints
17 – Sleepe
(scott) quick, but likely good (haven't heard it yet but most
Sorry, I've lost the request so I can't remember who made it, but I DO know for a fact that someone requested some Paul Klee.........happy to oblige, one that I enjoy a lot. Please request away, you'd be amazed at some of the stuff lurking on my hard drive!
I know I've been concentrating a bit more than usual on non-musical posts, and there is a reason for this......I am working on a super John N submission on the fab Electric Orange, but it is going to take me several days to download it, there are so MANY links, (this is going to be a BITCHING post when it's done, he's also got a fab Krautrock comp in the pipes as well), so I'm pretty much fucking around right now, waiting for downloads and the like......anyway, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU if you don't want to at least, in the downtime, take a glance at some vintage bra and panty ads? Jesus Christ when I was a WAY small child, I'd have paid up BIG compensation for these!-
(scott)-this here is a good one, as though we'd expect anything else from Jonder........really cool collection of
ska-rock cover tunes, NO excuse for you to miss this one, bad-ass from jump.
See, when I said "many" I wasn't bullshitting, there is still a ton of shit left in this file for me to put out
there.....I've laid off the Doors for a while, but I would like to get it over with at some point, so I guess I better get back in gear. Believe it or not, we have yet another four disc box set, crammed with stuff we haven't posted yet (trust me, I eliminated the stuff that would be 100% repeats), so here, with brief explanations, is the 1997 box set, creatively entitled "1997 Box Set":
Disc 1 has tons of shit that I, at least had never heard, it's stacked with demos, live shit, alternate takes, all the usual stuff......honestly, I don't think I've heard more than a track or two off of this before, some really (I think) rare material.......
Disc number 3 contains a mish mash of live tracks and stuff, some of which I know we HAVE heard before, but I think (not certain) that this is the first time I've heard their version of Leon Russell's "Tightrope Ride".
And the final disc is your standard "greatest hits" kind of thing, I should have probably left this one off, but hell, there MIGHT be something on there that is unique, again, I'm too bored to xcheck.
Anyway, The Doors are back! Enjoy, because there ARE several more parts for you to absorb.......just bide your time until I can get John N's magnificent Electric Orange submission all ready, it's going to be great, but it is so enormous it is taking me a little time to get it ready (thanks for helping me with that Brian!)
DISC 1 WITHOUT A SAFTEY NET-01 Five to One (Live)/02 Queen of the Highway (alternate version)/03 Hyacinth House (demo)/04 My Eyes Have Seen You (demo)/05 Who Scared You/06 Black Train Song (live)/07 End of the Night (demo)/08 Whiskey, Mystics, and Men/09 I Will Never Be Untrue (live)/10 Moonlight Drive (demo)/11 Moonlight Drive (Sunset Sound)/12 Rock Is Dead/13 Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor
DISC 2 LIVE IN NEW YORK-01 Roadhouse Blues/02 Ship Of Fools/03 Peace Frog/04 Blue Sunday/05
The Celebration of the Lizard/06 Gloria/07 Crawling King Snake/08 Money/09 Poontang Blues/10 The End
DISC 4-01 BAND FAVORITES-01 Light My Fire/02 Peace Frog/03 Wishful Sinful/04 Take it As It Comes/05 LA Woman/06 I Can't See Your Face In My Mind/07 Land Ho!/08 Yes the River Knows/09 Shaman's Blues/10 You're Lost Little Girl/11 Love Me Two Times/12 When the Music's Over/13 The Unknown Soldier/14 Wild Child/15 Riders on the Storm
I've put these up before, it's a favorite of mine, a large file of classic cigarette and alcohol ads from the 50's-60's or so, featuring tons of celebrities endorsing such products......a fave of mine makes note of more doctors prefer Camels to any other brand, but there is stuff here that is total GOLD believe me!
I don't think I've ever put these guys up before, Italian stoner metal of fairly recent (2000's) vintage.....guitarist Massimo Gajer, singer Jacob Bredahl, bassist Roberto Gelli, and drummer Stefano Longhi turned out three very passable albums of a sort of Kyuss/Black Sabbath melding, not an uncommon style, really, but not an unpleasant one either. I'm not really crazy about the nearly death metal vocals, but they are tolerable, at least.
First up from 2005 is the debut effort, "Inferno Museum"......a fair effort, and if you listen to the lyrics you hear some fairly odd shit ("Who's Gonna Kill My Lady?" and my fave "God is Laughing").......not too bad at all really.
The follow up shows some growth, released in 2007 "Pain is the Game" in my opinion features tighter playing, better vocals, and still a generous amount of oddball lyrics ("Superhero Motherfucker Superman", "King of Pain" (NOT the Police classic))......if you only want I say go here.
INFERNO MUSEUM-01 Perfect man/02 Your Savior Is Here/03 Ego Te Absolvo/04 Miss M./05 Inferno Museum/06 Who's Gonna Kill My Lady?/07 God Is Laughing/08 Nervous Titter/09 Gettin' Closer/10 Devil's Kiss
PAIN IS THE GAME-01 Ar You Ready? (Ready for Your Massacre)/02 Superhero Motherfucker Superman/03 hey J/04 I'm Not the One/05 Demon's Town/06 Soul man/07 Big Money Sweet Money/08 The Devil, Me Myself and I/09 Hell On Earth/10 The King of Pain/11 Amen
BREATH YOUR SOUL-01 Intro/02 Face to Face With the Devil/03 The Eye of Despair/04 Step By
Step/05 The Black Jar/06 My Medicine/07 Bloodtrip/08 21st Century Schizoid Man/09 I Will Rise Again/10 I'm the Zero/11 Into My Head/12 The Bible Babylon/13 Into the Void/14 Profondo Rosso/Deep Red
Been a LITTLE while, at least, since we've tried to throw you a bit of lesser-known stoner rock, enjoy......that Electric Orange thing will be coming this weekend, at least PART of it, that thing is gigantic.....
(scott) While I am working hard on the enormous Electric Orange post that John N has sent me the material
for, I wanted to sneak in ANOTHER fabulous submission of his, a totally amazing 2012 Krautrock comp, which actually does include some Electric Orange (consider it a preview), but also great shit such as Amon Duul II, Can, Kraftwerk.....need I go on? You want this, and this one is one of those that a copy/paste serves us much better than anything I could write up.
a short excerpt from Electric Moon's new version of the Tangerine Dream track, 'Madrigal Meridian'. This is taken from 'Head Music' - a double LP containing over 90 ...
2012 is the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Brain label, so what better time to release a double album of classic seventies kraut rock, motorik rhythms, acid ...
Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock
Track listing in full:
Intro - Eroc
Waterfall (Jane) - Johnny Vines
Paramechanical World (Amon Duul I) - Earthling Society
Surrounded By The Stars (Amon Duul II) - Jay Tausig
Madrigal Meridian (Tangerine Dream) - Electric Moon
Trans Europe Express (Kraftwerk) - Anla Courtis
Nearby Shiras (Kalacakra) - Vibravoid
Lila Engel (originally by Neu!) - Palace of Swords
I Want More (Can) - Saturn's Ambush
Silver Cloud (La Dusseldorf) - Frobisher Neck Heads South By Weaving
Ruckstoss Gondoliere (Kraftwerk) - Dead Sea Apes
Mushroom (Can) - Language of Light
Bayreuth Return (Klaus Schulze) - Black Tempest
Mantra II (Popol Vuh) - Zenith:Unto The Stars
Negativland (Neu!) - Temple Music
Schizo (Ash Ra Tempel) - Frobisher Neck
Dino (Harmonia) - Vert:x
Lied An Zons (Arno Clauss) - Electric Orange
China (Electric Sandwich) - The Bevis Frond
There were 850 copies, on colour vinyl (no CDs or downloads!) and I've sold out already - you could try the shops listed on our 'links' page, but after that, it's ebay - sorry
The sleeve notes are, or were, by Ulrich Klatte, who wrote the essential guide to original krautrock releases, The 'Cosmic Price Guide'
Language of Light covering CAN - 'Mushroom' for Fruits de Mer Record's 'Head Music' double vinyl compilation of classic kosmische/krautrock covers. Only the ...
an excerpt from a new version of the KalacakraTRACK, "Nearby Shiras"', reinterpreted by the amazing vibravoid. This new interpretation is taken from 'Head M...
This is actually about as good as it gets, my childhood committed forever to my hard drive, I guess, but as a
youth I lived for the Freak Brothers, and, especially, Zap! comics......here is damn near the entire collection, if not complete it is damn close......I posted these before, WAY back like a lot of this stuff I've been draging out, and it was popular as hell.......dig up on the brilliance of R Crumb, and if you are a PUP (ie under 45, let's say), TRY to understand (I doubt if you are able) how incredibly controversial these were, and how "forbidden" they were (I had three issues confiscated in junior high school, imagine, if you will, a public school in 2016 having no greater concerns that what COMIC BOOKS a student has on his person)....
The brilliance of R Crumb is just stunning......I've got some more of his work around here, notably his amazing version of the new testament of the Christian Bible, which is amazing and probably "re-post" worthy......so much to share, and so little time.
OK, I was previously somewhat familiar with Electric Orange before John N sent me a link which I posted a
while back, even before the submission I enjoyed their modern take on the classic kraut-psych sounds of the early 1970's.....a great concept, actually, modernizing those incredible sounds.
However, John N comes through in GIGANTIC form like he has done many times before. I had no idea, none, that Electric Orange had such a wealth of material.....John N has sent me a HUGE collection of their stuff, I am going to break it down into 3 or 4 parts. My commentary will be limited, as I have only carpet bombed (at most) these albums, but I'll stand on my recommendation anyway......always a huge fan of the early 70's kraut-psych, and updating that sound is nothing BUT okay with me.
It's kind of hard to manage posts of this size, sometimes, but I do like doing them......the recent Beastie Boys post was kind of cumbersome as will this one be, but I think breaking this one down a bit will benefit everyone. For today, let us go with:
The 1993 debut, which no question harkens back to the golden era of Amon Duul/Krokodile/Tangerine Dream, et al, this is a fine album that is really overlooked. It also comes with a special bonus disc of previously unreleased material, I know, it may be a bit early to begin absorbing rarities and the like from this band if you are unfamiliar with them, but I'm posting this WHOLE THING eventually if it kills me.
"Orange Commutation" (1996) is a cool remix EP featuring a lot of stuff from the debut (my head is spinning: remix versions of modernized kraut-psych? wow)....."Cyberdelic" (1996) shows the attempt at updating the 1970's sound of the early work, shorter songs and simply a more "modern" sound.
"Rote Sonne" was the first Electric Orange attempt at placing a huge number of songs on a single track, sometimes this works out, sometimes not, in this field/genre, I don't think it's a bad idea......seems to work pretty well here, at least in "carpet bomb" mode.
We'll wrap up today's Electric Orange onslaught with a 2001 "Sessions Nebanan", a collection of live takes that I think is fairly hard to locate......anyway, whether it is or isn't, it's here.
OK, let me know what you think of these....I AM going to put all of this material up, it's maybe a little
different than what the other blogs do, but you know I roll how I roll.......Electric Orange is bad ass, you MAY get sick of them (ala The Doors), but the stuff is GONNA be here......
Thanks again to John N, we'll be hitting this one a few times (maybe 4-5 times) before we wrap this one up!
ELECTRIC ORANGE-01 Reflections of 2072 and Everywhere/02 Sysyphus's Revenge Parts I-X/03 Journey Through Weird Scenes Featuring Cows in Space/04 The Return of Eugene, Be Careful/05 Electripity Chapter XVI/06 Baby Cake Walk/07 Soul Shadows/08 Back In Strange World
ELECTRIC ORANGE (BONUS DISC)-01 Borrowed Toothpaste Paranoia/02 Space Junk/03 Wet Rotation/04 Verheerende Folgen/05 Wellensallat/06 Krautwerk/07 Stillstand/08 Disposition/09 Magick Case/10 Fairy Tale
CYBERDELIC-01 Cyberdelic/Unaffected Fruit/02 A Vaporized Dance/03 Funny In the Bathroom/04 Kirschen/
05 Sweet Absurd/06 B Movie/07 Steal No Egg/08 Mother's Cake/09 Tartisma Zemini/10 She-Wah/11 More
ROTE SONNE-01 I. Born To Be Wild/II Dasselbe/III Verfuhrung/IV Syd is Back/V Honey Love/VI Supermarkt/
VII Jazz Hat Keinen Platz/VIII Sonic/IX Take a Little/X Das Urmutterteil/XI Drop Out/XII Einheitlicher Stil/XII
SESSIONS NEBENAN DISC 1-01 Schwerer Anfang/02 Schwierigkeiten/03 Swingt Leicht/04 Noch Verhalten
SESSIONS NEBENAN DISC 2-01 Versucht/02 Etwas Befreiter/03 Entspannt/04 Erneutes Versuchen
OK, that's it for today......thanks again to John N, and most likely this is the most comprehensive
collection of material ever assembled from this under appreciated band.......fans of Krautrock, of prog, of
psych......please give these albums the chance they deserve, more to come in a day or two and over the
next couple weeks or so......
An old fave of mine, while I'm dragging out stuff I posted years ago, I may as well go this direction as
well....Betty Blowtorch were a very crude female punk band, composed of singer/bassist Bianca Butthole, guitarist Sharon Needles (!), guitarist Blare N Bitch, and drummer Judy Molish.
Their first release was an EP entitled "Get Off", it features a couple of the centerpieces of the full length debut "Are You Man Enough?" ("Shut Up and Fuck" and "I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why" are among the standouts that appear on the album).....the EP is also notable for the inclusion of "We Want Drugs".
Bianca was killed in a car crash in late 2001, spelling the end of the band......"Last Call" was assembled from demos, live tracks and whatever else, I guess the world needs a Betty Blowtorch rarities collection somewhere.
Really really liked the "Are You Man Enough" album, the EP and the rarities collection are more for completists and fans, but, hey, be honest......where ELSE are you gonna find THIS great stuff?
GET OFF-01 Betty Blowtorch Anthem/02 Fish Taco/03 I Wanna Be Your Sucker/04 Shut Up and Fuck/05 Party Til Ya Puke/06 Get Off/07 I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why/08 We Want Drugs/09 Betty Blowtorch
ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH-01 Hell on Wheels/02 LOVE/HATE/03 Size Queen/04 I'm Ugly and I Don't
Know Why/05 Shut Up and Fuck/06 Frankie/07 I Wish You'd Die/08 Big Hair Broken Heart/09 Part Time Hooker/10 Rock My World/11 Dresses/12 Strung Out/13 Rock N Roll/14 Betty Blowtorch Anthem/15 Get Off/16 PMS
LAST CALL-01 Rock My World (Live)/02 Party Til Ya Puke/03 I Wanna Be On Epitaph (unreleased demo)/04 Fish taco/05 Shrinkwrap (unreleased demo)/06 Limousines (Interview Clip)/07 Van (Unreleased Demo)/08 Dresses (Unreleased demo)/09 Shut Up and Fuck (Alternate Version)/10 Diarrhea (Outtake)/11 Changing Underwear (interview clip)/12 Yesterday II, The Sequel (B Side)/13 Frankie (Live)/14 I Wanna Be Your Sucker (Live)/15 Ode to Dickhead (Acoustic)/16 Dickhead on the radio (Interview Clip)/17 Get Off/18 Kill the Butcher/19 Teenage Whore (unreleased demo)/20 Funeral Crashing Tonite (acoustic)/21 T.I.T. (Interview Clip)/22 Rock N Roll '85/23 LOVE/HATE/24 I've Been So Mad Lately (Rehearsal)/25 Johnny Depp (Interview Clip)/26 Size Queen (Live)/27 I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why (Live)/28 Betty Blowtorch Anthem/29 Hell On Wheels (Live)
Upon further review, "Last Call" is fairly comprehensive.....I really liked the band, actually, at least their (more or less) only album; slutty, loud mouthed, drug addled women will always have a place in my heart.....the deal is this....check out "Are You", if you like it, investigate further with the EP and the compilation.......this is a really cool band, in my opinion, that slipped through the cracks of history, but please give them a shot, they ARE worth your while!
No, no, no, it's the name of a band, not me making a cute post title......I wish I could present a more complete picture of this bunch, unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to run down their stuff (John N in the house?).....the only album I have is the cleverly titled "Atlas Drugged" (I am something of an Ayn Rand fan). Anyway, this bunch came from Nashville in the early 00's, spitting out a fairly different batch of post-hardcore, incorporating unusual musical styles and some WAY off the wall lyrics.
This, as best as I can find, is album #3 (of 4, I think).......pretty damn interesting/ambitious effort, really, when you have song titles like "My Girlfriend Leo Strauss" and "Six Flags Over Jesus" you know that there are tons of laughs ahead!.......actually my fave here is the album closer "Baby Darwins", but here is the main thing: does ANYONE have the remainder of their body of work? I feel like I'm breaking in at the middle of their career and I can't really get a good grip on what they are/were about.......John N or even Doug from Ohio (both of whom seem to have every album ever recorded), see if you can maybe hook us up?
Anyway, this is worth a listen......always fun to hear some sarcastic, semi-intellectual hardcore stuff, I'd just like a more complete picture of what they were about......never posted this one before, I don't think, but this IS worth a listen, and some additional material would be way interesting! Meanwhile, enjoy THIS album!
ATLAS DRUGGED-01 Six Flags Over Jesus/02 Daft/03 Jekyll Island Flat Scratch/04 Holding Pattern/05 I'm Majoring In Psychology/06 My Girlfriend Leo Strauss/07 Serf Song/08 Shit $/09 Pussy Camitatus/10 Quit It/11 Hematospermia/12 Baby Darwins
Gotta say you rarely see The Big Boys posted online, I think this two disc comp ("The Fat Elvis"/"The
Skinny Elvis") pretty much summarizes the entire career output, give or take.....from Austin Texas, they were one of the earlier American bands to launch what would become the West Coast hardcore sound (not judging that as good or bad, whatever).......pretty decent punk rock, typical of the era as you can really hear the attempt by the band to put a USA slant on what, up until then, had been more or less a UK phenominon....they released a handful of albums, not a one of which I have, but I can't imagine that these two discs don't sum it up quite completely.
Quite a fair carer retrospective, actually, I wish more bands would put as much effort into similar releases, this is ALL the Big Boys you are EVER gonna need!
THE SKINNY ELVIS-01 Frat Cars/02 Heartbeat/03 Movies/04 Mutant Rock/05 Detectives/06 Out of Focus/07 Psycho/08 Red-Green/09 In the Way/10 Nightbeat/11 After 12:00/12 Security/13 TV/14 I Don't Wanna Dance/15 Identity Crisis/16 Thin Line/17 Advice/18 Complete Control/19 Work Without Pay/20 Spit/21 Act-Reaction/22 Self Contrition/23 Wise Up
I want to thank Angie (Madame Angela) for all she has done for me, I really have no idea how I could have gotten through all this shit without her. She is the greatest and if I have anything to say about it, she will NEVER get away from me......anyway, I hope she likes this post.
(scott)- this looks awesome, a huge batch of live Pistols tracks.......Jon S is a virtual machine when it comes
to sending mammoth links, geez, I can't think of them all, Echo & the Bunnymen, Husker Du, as well as all of the lesser known greats he has sent......anyway, given the relatively short career of the Pistols, this is likely a good percentage of their live performances...thanks once again to Jon S, for yet another tremendous submission.
(scott) Jon S either assaults the senses with awesomely gigantic posts on truly great bands, such as the
Pistols just yesterday, Husker Du, Matthew Sweet, etc, OR, he submits comprehensive looks at bands that are perhaps lesser know, but up until now, have not disappointed. Today he presents, from Worchester MA, The Hotelier, with whom I think I am totally unfamiliar, looking them up sounds pretty interesting, they sound like kind of a latter-day Emo revival kind of thing, I'll draw further conclusions upon actually listening to it, but for now I will invoke the "Jon S has NEVER steered me wrong" rule, and just go with that.....take my word on it, this guy will not sell you a lemon!
Club/05 Weathered/06 I'm Gone/07 Holiday/08 Still Water Spectacle/09 Title-Track (There Is A Light)
Thanks as always to Jon S!
(scott)-Jon S goes 2 for 2 on bands that are new to me today, as I do not know Memphis' Grifters
either....checked out just a couple of the tracks and they sounded just fine, obviously material worthy of further investigation, artistic pop-rock ca. mid 1990's, which is quite often a fertile ground for under-appreciatd acts......I'll hear this today or tomorrow, but if it's new to you please offer up your opinions.