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  • 08/29/16--14:49: A Little Bit More Artwork
  • As a sort-of companion piece to the concert posters I put up last week or whenever, here are some more
    primative flyers for some kick ass punk shows........if you liked the former, you will want this to supplement, there is some cool shit in this one, The Ramones, PIL, The Exploited......a wealth of fantastic stuff here, enjoy!

    http://www111.zippyshare.com/v/QlcGfKyk/file.html

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    (scott) Thanks a zillion to John N for all the Electric Orange, this has been a very popular post, a lot of folks
    have benefited from it, it's simply tremendous, that is exactly why I love my team so damn much, they get TONS of great music out there to the world at large, more so than I ever could by myself........Lots of love for Electric Orange and their post-modern Krautrock, great stuff, hope you've enjoyed it!
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    WEIRD TAPES DISC 1-01/02-01 Rdd Tape 1/02 Am4/03 Krust/04 Rdd Tape 2/05 Krautoma/06 Hihat-Verkehr/07 Akkisa/08 Rdd-Tape 3/09 Elkaton/10 Not of/11 Zwiestuck/121 Pan/13 Superstuck/14 Numple/15 Krat/16 Sakral/17 Am 1/18 Hart/19 Swing/20 Echo/21 Span/22 Mk-End/23 Schworgel/24 Rdd-Tape 4/25 Audio Generator Blues/26  Greis 1/27 5/4/28 Am3/29 Irene/30 Arabon/31 Harmon/32 Flurstuck

    2014 ARCHIVE-01 Back From the Funny Farm/02 Rechnung/03 Six Fives/04 Mocuba/05 Kyoto Sacrifice/06 Patients Pop/07 Reel Axe/08 Anihal/09 Melusa

    LIVE 0506-01 Gnsars/02 Koo/03 Son/04 Coloomb/05 Ganus/06 Ffurg/07 Hydrog

    DISILLUSION (COMP ONLY TRACK)-01 Disillusion

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  • 08/30/16--12:19: Earthless Part 1
  • (scott) John N sends this one as well, if you don't know Earthless, they are am instrumental psych band from San Diego.....not for everyone, as I know that sometimes instrumental psych misses the mark for some of us, but I do like it, and here it pretty much all is, if you are interested.
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    SONIC PRAYER-01 Flower Travelin Man/02 Lost in the Cold Sun

    RHYTHMS FROM A COSMIC SKY-01 Godspeed/02 Sonic Prayer/03 Cherry Red

    LIVE AT ROADBURN-01 Blue/From the Ages/02 Godspeed/Sonic Prayer

    FROM THE AGES-01 Violence of the Red Sea/02 Uluru Rock/03 Equus October/04 From the Ages

    LIVE AT MERCURY LOUNGE-01 Uluru Rock/02
    Violence of the Red Sea/03 Sonic Prayer/04 Encore Break/05 Foxy Lady

    EARTHLESS MEETS HEAVY BLANKET-IN A DUTCH HAZE-01 Paradise In a Purple Sky I/02
    Paradise In a Purple Sky II/03 Paradise In a Purple Sky III/04 Paradise In a Purple Sky IV










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    I've been gathering covers of 80's songs for awhile now, never sure what shape it would all take. My only parameters were they had to be covers of pop tunes: no college rock, metal, or rap songs. I've ended up with about 100 covers, almost all of them from actual releases - not so many YouTube rips as the R•diohead post. An interesting side effect of all this, I found myself with a whole album's worth of metal covers! Keep in mind, it's metal covers of pop songs. Several of these are some of my favorite covers ever, just great reimaginings! The other four volumes will be coming in a few days, but since this came together so easily I wanted to get it to you. I am cackling with glee at the thought of this one!

    We start with Austrian Death Machine's version of the "T2 Theme". Remember those three albums of theirs I posted last year? Didn't think so. Disturbed's great cover of "Shout" comes from their first album. Linea 77 bring a dose of East Coast hardcore to "Walk Like An Egyptian". Leo Moracchioli's metal version of "Never Gonna Give You Up" came from YouTube. Look up the video; he plays all the instruments himself, and the guy is gonzo! It's fun to watch.

    Colombian group Los Rabanes do a great Spanish language version of "Electric Avenue" that rocks like hell! American thrashers Lich King drop a meaty, pitch-perfect rendition of "Hot For Teacher"... love itDownplay's cover of "Cruel Summer" owes more than a little to the earlier Disturbed song, but I like it. And a surprising find, Children of Bodom fucking rip up "Jessie's Girl", finding a song that suits their synthesizer proclivities.

    Now, by this point you guys have heard any number of strange covers coming from me... but Panzerballet's version of the Dirty Dancing song almost defies description! Starting with a straightforward pop vocal, then moving into the jazz fusion verses, before it gets all metal on the choruses, it's gotta be heard to be believed! Northern Kings are a Finnish metal supergroup, and they bring the right amount of grandiosity to "We Don't Need Another Hero". Warmen is also a Finnish group, and they perform a sleek, metalicized version of "Like A Virgin" (still sung by a woman, fortunately).

    In his career, Marilyn Manson has done many 80's covers, and his breakout song was his version of "Sweet Dreams". But I've always thought his cover of "Tainted Love" from Not Another Teen Movie was better, so that's here. Madison Apart turn "Love Is A Battlefield" into a still-melodic scream fest. Vision Divine are an Italian power metal band, and they swing for the fences with their cover of "Take On Me". With the overdriven synthesizers and the singer going for his Bruce Dickinson Award, it's a beauty!

    "Beds are Burning" was always a fave of mine, and Devilment do a great headbanging version of it. Ten Masked Men (remember their version of "Goldeneye"?) warp Madonna's "Live To Tell" heavily out of shape. Scandinavian metal heroes In Flames give "Land of Confusion" a great crunchy update. And whereas Til Tuesday's original "Voices Carry" was kind of meek and gentle, Dear Enemy's version will fuck you up.

    German Dark Wave metallers Umbra et Imago might be the only group that could do "Rock Me Amadeus" justice. Necronomiccon's cover of "Separate Ways" is brilliant, maintaining the melody of the original while still being hardcore black metal. Comes from their great album Mjølnir For Nothing

    And we end things with the group Arsis. Remember their "Roses On White Lace" from the Alice Cooper comp? Well, their cover of Corey Taylor's "Sunglasses At Night" just rips from the get-go; metal as hell! I play these last two for people just to watch their expression change!

    Hope you guys dig this. There'll be more covers on the way. Now, BANG YOUR HEAD!

    1. Austrian Death Machine - T2 Theme
    2. Disturbed - Shout
    3. Linea 77 - Walk Like An Egyptian
    4. Leo Moracchioli - Never Gonna Give You Up
    5. Los Rabanes - Electric Avenue
    6. Lich King - Hot For Teacher
    7. Downplay - Cruel Summer
    8. Children of Bodom - Jessie's Girl
    9. Panzerballet - (I've Had) The Time of My Life
    10. Northern Kings - We Don't Need Another Hero
    11. Warmen - Like A Virgin
    12. Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
    13. Madison Apart - Love Is A Battlefield
    14. Vision Divine - Take On Me
    15. Devilment - Beds Are Burning
    16. Ten Masked Men - Live To Tell
    17. In Flames - Land Of Confusion
    18. Dear Enemy - Voices Carry
    19. Umbra Et Imago - Rock Me Amadeus
    20. Necronomiccon - Separate Ways
    21. Arsis - Sunglasses At Night

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  • 08/31/16--13:11: From Jon S: Iceage
  • (scott)-Another fantastic Jon S submission, this from Danish punksters Iceage.......if you don't know them, I
    highly recommend the first two albums, they are really good, and I'm pumped to listen to the live stuff as well. As always thanks to the great Jon S for another tremendous submission.
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    New Brigade (2011)


    01 Intro/02 White Rune/03 New Brigade/04 Remember/05 Rotting Heights/06 Total Drench/07 Broken Bone/08 Collapse/09 Eyes/10 Count Me In/11 Never Return/12 You're Blessed



    You're Nothing (2013)

    01 Ecstasy/02 Coalition/03 Interlude/04 Burning Hand/05 In Haze/06 Morals/07 Everything Drifts/08 Wounded Hearts/09 It Might Hit First/10 Rodfæstet/11 Awake/12 You're Nothing



    Plowing Into the Field of Love (2015)

    01 On My Fingers/02 The Lord's Favorite/03 How Many/04 Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled/05 Stay/06 Let It Vanish/07 Abundant Living/08 Forever/09 Cimmerian Shade/10 Against the Moon/11 Simony/12 Plowing Into the Field of Love



    YYT Shanghai, China 1/9/15

    01 intro/02 On My Fingers/03 How Many/04 Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled/05 Abundant Living/06 Morals/07 Stay/08 The Lord's Favorite/09 Everything Drifts/10 Forever/11 Plowing Into the Field of Love



    Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago 7/17/15

    01 On My Fingers/02 Abundant Living/03 Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled/04 The Lord's Favorite/05 To the Comrades (Bahumutsi Drama Group cover)/06 Forever/07 White Rune/08 Ny Sej/09 Plowing Into the Field of Love


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  • 08/31/16--13:41: Cliff's Reggae post, kind of
  • So, Cliff sent me another reggae post today, and, for whatever reason, I simply cannot get the file to open,
    no idea why.......I've asked him to resend it if he can, but he is going on holiday for a short while, so we'll see what happens....anyway I love and look forward to Cliff's reggae submissions, so, in substitution, I'll slip in something from my VERY limited reggae stash.......two volumes of "Hemp: A Reggae Tribute to the Beatles".....yes, I know that compared to Cliff's totally legit posts, this is kind of gimmicky, but it is kind of what I have.....pretty good too really. I hope Cliff would approve!

    VOLUME 1-01 ALI CAMPBELL, SLY AND ROBBIE-A HMATANard Day's Night/02 SIG RAGGA-The Fool On the Hill/03 RAS ATTITUDE AND ONENESS BAND-Yesterday/04 LOS PERICOS-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/05 MELLOW MOOD-Love Me Do/06 DAVID HINDS-Ticket To Ride/07 QUIQUE NIERA & DUBIES-Across the Universe/08 GROUNDATION-Come Together/09 DESMOND FOSTER-And I Love Her/10 GOMBA JAHBARI-Help!/11 OLODUM-Let It Be/12 PABLO MOLINA & LEOES DE ISREAL-All You Need Is Love/13 RAGING FYAH-You Won't See Me/14 DENNIS BOVELL-Flying/15 NAIROBI & UGO-I Am the Walrus/16 BIG MOUNTAIN-Imagine

    VOLUME 2-01 CULTURA PROFETICA-All Things Must Pass/02 NKULEE DUBE & THE ROBOTIKS-Something/03 LA ZIMBABWE-Back In the USSR/04 YELLOWMAN & TIMIAS- In My Life/05 MATAMBA-All My Loving/06 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT-Please Mr. Postman/07 BAHIANO-Blackbird/08 TRIBO DE JAH-Michelle/09 REBELUTION-Please Please Me/10 10 FT GANJA PLANT-You Got to Hide Your Love Away/11 PREZIDENT BROWN-From Me To You/12 MELLOW MOOD & PLATO BANTON-Love Me Do (Reprise)/13 BAMBU STATION-The Inner Light/14 JAHDAN BLAKKAMORE, HUMANIDUB, AND ZION TRAIN-Dear Prudence/15 GAUDI-While My Guitar Gently Weeps/16 RAS MICHAEL & THE SONS OF NEGUS-Give Peace a Chance

    Hope ya like it, see ya when ya get back Cliff, have fun and be safe!



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  • 08/31/16--14:15: Earthless singles and EP's
  • More of that fab instrumental psych from Earthless......broken into three volumes, we have their collected
    singles and EP's, thanks to the work of John N.  All three volumes are fairly large (split) files, so be advised.

    VOLUME 1-01 SONIC PRAYER EP (01 Sonic Prayer Jam/02 Sonic Prayer Jam Continued/03 Cherry Red)/02 WITCH/EARTHLESS SPLIT-(01 Witch- Can't Help Doing Wrong/02 Earthless-Jull)/03 LIVE IN GUADALEST (01 From the Ages/02 Godspeed)

    VOLUME 2-01 OZ TOUR LIVE IN JAPAN-(01 Godspeed/02 From the Ages)/02 DANAVA/EARTHLESS/LECHEROUS GAZE SPLIT-(01 Danava-The Illusion Crawls/02 Earthless- Woman With Devil Eyes/03 Lecherous Gaze-Get You Some)/03 EARTHLESS LIVE AT THE CASBAH EP (01 Earthless 10th Anniversary Jam Part 1/02 Earthless 10th Anniversary Jam Part 2)/EARTHLESS/PREMONITION 13/RADIO MOSCOW SPLIT-(01 Earthless- Living In the Cosmic Nod/02 Premonition 13-Noche Oscura/03 Radio Moscow-Open Your Eyes/04 Radio Moscow- Magical Dirt)

    VOLUME 3-01 EARTHLESS/WHITE HILLS
    SPLIT-(01 Earthless-Red/02 White Hills-Under Skin or By Name)/02 LIVE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL-(01- Violence of the Red Sea/Sonic Prayer/Woman With the Devil Eye)/03 EARTHLESS/HARSH TOKE SPLIT-(01 Earthless-Acid Crusher/02 Harsh Toke-Mount Swan)/04 THE BAKER SKATEBOARDS EP-(01 End To End (mp3)/02 End to End (wav)

    By the way, this is some very fab stuff, and rare (I think) as well......the "split" bands are interesting as well, in particular Radio Moscow, an old favorite of mine.

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    Image result for electric orange live 2003I think these links should suffice, I wanted to get everything up before I fixed these.......hopefully these are good, when links are submitted to me, there is sometimes a problem in transfer, or in my upload, but as long as they are pointed out to me, I will do my best to fix them........hopefully these are OK......let me know.

    OK, the 0506 file is bad, I'll ask John N if he can resubmit it, sorry, this stuff happens.....

    Here is the link for Live 2003 which has been missing I think since the first part of the post:

    http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/JgpiBWFE/file.html

    Sometimes these large posts run into snags, I hope you can forgive it........anyway, thanks for visiting!

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  • 09/01/16--15:47: Cliff's REAL reggae post
  • (scott) before departing on his holiday, UK Cliff was good enough to resend the post from yesterday, which
    for whatever reason I couldn't open.......anyway, thanks a lot Cliff, I personally know that a LOT of people look forward to your great reggae shares......as I said yesterday, have a great, happy, and safe holiday and we'll see you soon!
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    September’s issue of Mojo Magazine contained an article on Reggae focusing on 1976. 
    Invariably the main article was on Bob Marley (aren’t they always) but also there was one on the
     a number of albums and a single that they put forward as 1976’s Reggae’s Riches. They weren’t
     far wrong, they were some of the finest reggae LPs ever made. I won’t bang on about each one
     but will say that each is well worth listening to and having in any record collection. Apologies if  of these have been posted before

     For good measure at the end is the free CD that came with the magazine. 

    Top Ranking #1 - The Lee Perry Album
     Max Romeo - War Ina Babylon

    Track List: 1. One Step Forward, 2. Uptown Babies Don’t Cry 3. I Chase the Devil
     4. War Ina Babylon 5. Norman 6. Stealing in the Name of Jah 7. Tan and See 8. Smokey Room
     9. Smile Out a Style

     Ranking #2 - The King Tubby Album

    Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

     Track List: 1. Keep On Dubbing 2. Stop Them Jah 3. Young Generation Dub 4. Each On Dub
     5. 555 Street Dub 6. Braces Tower Dub 7. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown 
    8. Corner Crew Dub 9. Say No More 10. Skanking Dub 11. Frozen Dub 12. Satta Dub


    Top Ranking #3 - The Roots Album

    The Gladiators - Trenchtown Mixup

     Track List: 1. Mix Up 2. Bellyfull 3. Look Is Deceiving 4. Chatty Chatty Mouth 5. Soul Rebel
     6. Eli Eli 7. Hearsay 8. Rude Boy Ska 9. Know Yourself Mankind 10. Thief In The Night
     11. Hello Carol


    Top Ranking #4 - The Deejay Album

    M.P.L.A - Tapper Zukie

     Track List: 1. Pick Up The Rocker 2. M.P.L.A. 3. Don’t Get Crazy 4. Go Denatty
     5. Stop The Gun Shooting 6. Ital Pot 7. Marcus 8. Chalice to Chalice
     9. Don’t Deal With Babylon 10. Freedom 


    Top Ranking #5 - The Single 

    Leroy Smart - Ballistic Affair 


    Mojo Presents - Jamaican Explosion

    Track List: 1. Laurel Aitken – Bartender  2. Prince Buster & The Blue Beats – Independence Song
     3. Roland Alphonso – Four Corners Of The World 4. Derrick & Patsy – Housewife's Choice
     5. The Folkes Brothers – Oh Carolina  6. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Jamaican Rock  
    7. Leon and Owen & Drumbago All Stars – Murder  8. Azie Lawrence – Jamaica Blues  
    9. Bell's Group – Kingston 13  
    10. Winston & Roy with Count Ossie on the African drums – Babylon Gone  
    11. Rico – Rico Special 12. Jimmy Cliff – Miss Jamaica 
     13. Don Drummond – Schooling The Duke 14. Clue J and His Blues Blasters with Theophilus
    Beckford - Easy Snapping  15. Lord Creator - Independent Jamaica

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    Thanks again Cliff, and a special shout out to the always fab Mojo Magazine, I've posted a bunch of their fine CD inclusions before, but I'm sure I don't have em all (I'll have to check, maybe we can get the whole series/collection up at some point? Anyone have a majority of the Mojo releases? If so we can cross-compare them against what I already have and we'll try to maybe compile the whole series.






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    (scott)-really, if I wanted to, I could rely 100% on guest material and this blog wouldn't miss a beat in my
    opinion......it is, of course, MY presence that makes it the world's best share blog, but, in all seriousness, where the hell would we be without Brian and Jonder's absolutely stunning covers projects? Without Jon S's posts that are so comprehensive they amaze me, and I thought I could get pretty damn comprehensive? Without John N's mind numbing volume of amazing submissions on a daily basis? Without Cliff's reggae specials, Studkid's off-the-wall hard rock posts, not to mention unique and great submissions from Madame Angela, Eric Impakt, MD Milner (having Sleater Kinney boots that I don't already have is accomplishment enough), plus old timers who pop in occasionally with fine additions, such as Andie James, Dave Sez, and Mark Eveliegh, not to mention the wonderful bands who FUCKING "GET IT" and submit their material here in an effort to broaden their listening audience? Also, the people who read, make requests, listen, make comments, call me names, etc.......integral parts of the blog as well.......I know I talk about it a bit, but I REALLY am grateful to everyone who has helped me, over the last 5 years, to make this blog what it is today, which, trust me, is FAR beyond what I ever imagined when I was just starting up.......I can't thank all of you NEARLY enough.

    So, to topic, here we have another Jon S post of titanic proportions, like I really need to tell you it won't disappoint (this guy created, just off the top of my head, mind numbingly huge posts on Husker Du, The Smiths, The Replacements, Matthew Sweet, PJ Harvey, as well as dozens and dozens of other great posts....just wanting to say thanks!

    The Hold Steady, of course, were a wonderful New York-based, pretty much straight up rock n roll band, and a DAMN good one (always thought "Boys and Girls in America" was a fine effort, also, a friend who saw them once has raved for years about their live chops, the live stuff here seems to bear witness to THAT (there is also a fan-created comp here, can't wait to hear that one myself)......fine, fine, rock n roll, the kind that doesn't need a "label" slapped on it to be relevant. Wonderful stuff, as usual, don't miss and be sure your Hold Steady stash is complete! Thanks again, Jon S, and also to everyone else who does what they do to make this blog (IMO at least), pretty good. You all do a miraculous job

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    One of the greatest shows I ever had the pleasure of seeing was The Hold Steady at the 40 Watt Club here in Athens in 2008. Have you ever felt like you were seeing a band at their absolute peak? That show was this band on that night; it seemed like everybody in the room knew it was going to be special from the first and no one left disappointed. Find a link to an excellent soundboard recording below. THS are always great live and there are several other great shows here, too. Enjoy!

    Almost Killed Me (2004)

    01 Positive Jam/02 The Swish/03 Barfruit Blues/04 Most People Are DJs/05 Certain Songs/06 Knuckles/07 Hostile, Mass./08 Sketchy Metal/09 Sweet Payne/10 Killer Parties



    Separation Sunday (2005)

    01 Hornets! Hornets!/02 Cattle & The Creeping Things/03 Your Little Hoodrat Friend/04 Banging Camp/05 Charlemagne In Sweatpants/06 Stevie Nix/07 Multitude Of Casualties/08 Don't Let Me Explode/09 Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night/10 Crucifixion Cruise/11 How A Resurrection Really Feels



    Boys And Girls In America (2006)


    01 Stuck Between Stations/02 Chips Ahoy!/03 Hot Soft Light/04 Same Kooks/05 First Night/06 Party Pit/07 You Can Make Him Like You/08 Massive Nights/09 Citrus/10 Chillout Tent/11 Southtown Girls/12 For Boston (Bonus Track)/13 Girls Like Status (Bonus Track)/14 Arms And Hearts (Bonus Track)/15 American Music (Bonus Track)



    Stay Positive (2008)

    01 Constructive Summer/02 Sequestered In Memphis/03 One For The Cutters/04 Navy Sheets/05 Lord, I'm Discouraged/06 Yeah Sapphire/07 Both Crosses/08 Stay Positive/09 Magazines/10 Joke About Jamaica/11 Slapped Actress/12 Ask Her for Adderall/13 Cheyenne Sunrise/14 Two Handed Handshake



    A Positive Rage - Live (2009)

    01 Intro/02 Stuck Between Stations/03 The Swish/04 Chips Ahoy/05 Massive Nights/06 Ask Her For Adderall/07 Barfruit Blues/08 Same Kooks/09 You Gotta Dance (With Who You Came With)/10 Lord I'm Discouraged/11 You Can Make Him Like You/12 Your Little Hoodrat Friend/13 Southtown Girls/14 Citrus/15 First Night/16 Girls Like Status/17 Killer Parties



    Heaven Is Whenever (2010)

    01 The Sweet Part Of The City/02 Soft In The Center/03 The Weekenders/04 The Smidge/05 Rock Problems/06 We Can Get Together/07 Hurricane J/08 Barely Breathing/09 Our Whole Lives/10 A Slight Discomfort/11 Touchless [Bonus Track]/12 Ascension Blues [Bonus Track]



    Rags EP (2014)

    01 All Through The City/02 Closer To The Stars/03 Hard Luck Woman/04 I Gotta Get Drunk/05 The Last Thing I Ever Wanted Was To Show Up And Blow Your Mind



    Teeth Dreams (2014)

    01 I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You/02 Spinners/03 The Only Thing/04 The Ambassador/05 On With the Business/06 Big Cig/07 Wait a While/08 Runner's High/09 Almost Everything/10 Oaks/11 Records & Tapes/12 Saddle Shoes/13 Look Alive



    Desperate Pageant_ B-sides And Rarities (fan made comp)

    01 Milkcrate Mosh/02 Hot Fries/03 Curves & Nerves/04 Modesto Is Not That Sweet/05 You Gotta Dance (With Who You Came To Dance With)/06 212 Margarita/07 For Boston/08 Girls Like Status/09 Arms And Hearts/10 American Music/11 Teenage Liberation/12 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?/13 Ask Her For Adderall/14 Cheyenne Sunrise/15 Two-Handed Handshake/16 Atlantic City/17 40 Bucks/18 Spectres/19 Take Me Out To The Ballgame



    Music Downtown Concert Series, NY 9/17/07

    01 Hot Soft Light/02 Banging Camp/03 Chips Ahoy/04 Stuck Between Stations/05 Massive Nights/06 Party Pit/07 The Swish/08 You Can Make Him Like You/09 First Night/10 Your Little Hoodrat Friend/11 Southtown Girls/12 Most People Are DJs/13 Killer Parties



    40 Watt Club Athens, GA 8/8/08

    01 Constructive Summer/02 The Swish/03 Hot Soft Light/04 Chips Ahoy!/05 Sequestered In Memphis/06 212 Margarita/07 Your Little Hoodrat Friend/08 Hot Fries/09 One For The Cutters/10 You Can Make Him Like You/11 Joke About Jamaica/12 Barfruit Blues/13 Magazines/14 Southtown Girls/15 Lord, I'm Discouraged/16 Ask Her For Adderall/17 Yeah Sapphire/18 Stay Positive/19 Slapped Actress/20 Citrus/21 First Night/22 Stuck Between Stations/23 Most People Are DJs/24 Ballad of the Midnight Hauler/25 Killer Parties



    Terminal 5, NY 11/6/08

    01 Stay Positive/02 Cattle and The Creeping Things/03 Same Kooks/04 Stuck Between Stations/05 Constructive Summer/06 Sequestered in Memphis/07 Your Little Hoodrat Friend/08 Navy Sheets/09 Banging Camp/10 Massive Night/11 Joke About Jamaica/12 You Can Make Him Like You/13 Lord, I'm Discouraged/14 Yeah Sapphire/15 The Swish/16 Chips Ahoy/17 Magazines/18 Slapped Actress



    The Bowery Ballroom, NY 4/17/10

    01 Intro/02 Positive Jam/03 Same Kooks/04 Hurricane J/05 Cattle and the Creeping Things/06 Magazines/07 You Can Make Him Like You/08 Rock Problems/09 Sequestered in Memphis/10 Navy Sheets/11 Soft in the Center/12 Barfruit Blues/13 The Weekenders/14 Chips Ahoy!/15 Stuck Between Stations/16 A Slight Discomfort/17 Stay Positive/18 Southtown Girls/19 How A Resurrection Really Feels/20 encore/21 Massive Night/22 Slapped Actress



    Music Hall Of Williamsburg 1/31/11

    01 Intro/02 Ask Her for Adderall/03 The Swish/04 Magazines/05 Rock Problems/06 Hurricane J/07 Cattle and the Creeping Things/08 Barfruit Blues/09 The Sweet Part of the City/10 Same Kooks/11 Sequestered in Memphis/12 Barely Breathing/13 Lord, I'm Discouraged/14 Constructive Summer/15 Chips Ahoy!/16 Stuck Between Stations/17 Stevie Nix/18 First Night/19 Ascension Blues/20 Slapped Actress/21 [encore break]/22 Positive Jam/23 Southtown Girls/24 Most People Are DJs



    Beekman Beer Garden NYC 9/17/11

    01 Ask Her For Adderall/02 Massive Nights/03 Constructive Summer/04 Hot Soft Light/05 Hurricane J/06 Girls Like Status/07 Sequestered in Memphis/08 The Swish/09 The Sweet Part of The City/10 You Can Make Him Like You/11 Rock Problems/12 Magazines/13 Chips Ahoy/14 Stuck Between Stations/15 Stevie Nix/16 Lord I'm Discouraged/17 The Weekenders/18 Your Little Hoodrat Friend/19 Southtown Girls/20 Slapped Actress/21 [encore break]/22 Ride On [AC-DC]/23 Stay Positive/24 How a Resurrection Really Feels



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  • 09/01/16--16:40: The Doors Part 23 (of many)
  • This one is kind of lame, actually, but I'm putting forth an effort to put up EVERYTHING in this file, and, there is still a bit left........this is the easilly available "Essential Rarities", released ca. 2000.......nothing REALLY spectacular here, but likely it is the sole source of availability for some of the tracks here, thus making its inclusion somewhat necessary.....for what it's worth I think that the version here of "The End" is one of the better ones of that often recorded classic.

    ESSENTIAL RARITIES-01 Hello to the Cities (Live)/02 Break on Through (Live)/03 Roadhouse Blues (Live)/04 Hyacinth House/05 Who Scared You/06 Whiskey, Mystics, and Men/07 I Will Never Be Untrue (Live)/08 Moonlight Drive (demo)/09 Queen of the Highway (Alternate Version)/10 Someday Soon (Live)/11 Hello I Love You (demo)/12 Someday Soon (Live)/13 The Soft Parade (Live)/14 The End (Live)/15 Woman Is a Devil (outtake)

     
      

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  • 09/01/16--17:03: Bufffalo
  • Really wish I had the rest of the stuff from this Australian early 1970's hard rock/metal band, a couple of
    good albums here for you to examine though. There 1972 debut, "Dead Forever" is one I thought I had around here somewhere, but simply cannot find it, worth seeking out (and, no doubt, worth sharing if you have one)......"Volcanic Rock", however, from 1973 is a sort of unearthed treasure, another tremendous example of the crazy-great heavy psych of the early 70's that I love so much......reminds me maybe slightly of Captain Beyond's first album, if you need a reference point.

    They followed up with "I Only Want You For Your Body",  which shows a move away from the prog/psych influences in the band's first two (the first in particular) albums, toward heavier, harder-rocking material.....this is a good effort as well, although I will take "Volcanic Rock" given the choice (they are quite different albums, and both are very good)......

    They also apparently seem to have released a self titled EP that I have never seen, or heard of, until just this minute, so if anyone happens to have a copy of THAT, please share that as well......this was an underappreciated hard rocking band from an era that was simply LOADED with underappreciated hard rocking bands, great stuff, you'll see, and you also will want to hear the rest of their stuff.

    The band was singer Dave Tice, guitarist John Baxter, bassist Peter Wells, and drummer Jimmy Economou. They also released a couple of later albums, with a bit of lineup shifting, which I am going to guess suck, but you never can tell.

    VOLCANIC ROCK-01 Sunrise (Come My Way)/02 Freedom/03 Till My Death/04 The Prophet/05 (i) Intro: Pound of Flesh/06 (ii) Shylock

    ONLY WANT YOU FOR YOUR BODY-01 I'm a Skirt Lifter, Not a Shirt Raiser/02 I'm Coming On/03 Dune Messiah/04 Stay With Me/05 What's Going On/06 Kings Cross Ladies/07 United Nations



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    (BRIAN EDIT - These files are about to expire, and since this is the grandaddy of all my cover projects, I wanted to slide it up here, so hopefully it gets some more hits. If you haven't supped from this particular cup of madness, dig in!)
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    I was gonna do a big "greatest hits" covers post initially, maybe 50 to 75 songs....but this thing kept growing! I became obsessed...could I find every one? Well no, but I was hellbent on finding as many covers of BD songs as I could. Now you're curious to see the track list I bet. I'm taking a precaution with this post though - hence the "BD" used everywhere. Because...well... all these songs' titles belong to big S[]NY, I've put the tracklist on a text hosting page. Open it in a another page, and we'll come back and talk....


    ....Welcome back. Fuckin' nuts, right? That's why it's on a separate page...this steps on a whole bunch of music publishing rights! It's around 230 songs, about 16 1/2 hours of music, almost 2 GB! The idea boggles the mind, and it took me awhile, but I went for it! Damn near melted my iPhone doing it, though. Given the mammoth task, I gave myself a few guidelines...

    1.) No song gets repeated. I know there's multiple great versions of many of the songs, but given the size of this I couldn't risk overlap. There are two accidental doubles, though. Richie's "Times/Changin", and PP&M's "Too Much" were forgotten in the shuffle, so delete those two if you wish.
    2.) Artists get two or three songs... Except for a few who get 5. It's not to show preference to them, because I wanted absolute diversity, and not lean towards any particular artist, but they were useful in filling in songs that not many others had covered.
    3.) I tried to stay away from famous versions (Byrds, PP&M, Jimi), but not the famous people. I just want to get away from the standard stuff everybody knows or owns. A lot of the people you expect to see are here, but not doing the songs you usually think of.
    4.) I stayed away from the Chimes of Freedom Amnesty Intnl. box set. I honestly was underwhelmed by Chimes. There's a few names on there that should be nowhere near a BD song. (Go listen to Kesha's solo track from it....ugh). I guess that was part of the inspiration for this. And given the size of this monster, I think I outdid them. Musical richness and great performances were a key goal here, not marketing disguised as charity....


    The keen-eyed among you may notice I also violated the rules in one spot - I put Bob doing a song. Simple: that version of Babe is an amazing reinvention, and one of my favorites, so nyah!
    When it comes to the BD songs to look for, I referenced his main albums, the tracks that were unique to the Greatest Hits sets, the B00TLEG Series 1=3, some of the Witmark stuff, and the original Bsmnt Tapes album. There may be songs of his that aren't here, but I was hitting dead ends for the reasons I said earlier, and had to stop! Many of them are here though. Maybe they weren't all covered....

    Everything was edited on my iTunes, so all are tagged, despite their disparate sources. The Artist name will just be "Various Artists", though each track will have the artist's name in the title. Though the titles of the files look clipped, when you upload them the whole file name will be there. And it's a point of pride of mine that only 2 of these are YouTube audio rips, and they sound stellar! Everything else is a 192-320 Kbps mp3 file. No .m4a or .aac tracks hiding in here, I promise.
    And regarding the organization of songs: I had originally put them with the artist name first, but then realized that would make it harder to search for a song. So, it's alphabetical by song title. And the pile is divided up into ten volumes, each with its own art. It should be noted that the divisions were meant for the uploading limit (200 MB) - not a CD length - so the running time for each is at least 90 minutes, except for the last volume. And dividing them that way makes for some interesting listening. For example: J-M is largely quiet and contemplative, until RATM's track punches you in the face!
    This isn't too compilation-heavy. Many of these come from an artist's proper albums, or BD-themed albums done by that person. Lesser-known tribute and themed albums out there were sampled, but I copied none of them over completely. As I said, no Chimes, and I only hit the 30th Anniversary Concert for Lou Reed's track. This is intentionally off the beaten path. And none of this intended to be funny in a Golden Throats kind of way. Even Sebastian Cabot's "Boots Of Spanish Leather" from his much-ridiculed spoken word BD album is actually really good! This is great music, not an attempt to gather a bunch of oddball versions together.

    Guys...I thought I knew a lot about music, but I didn't know about 85% of these covers! And when it comes to BD's material, there's whole parts of the discography I was unfamiliar with - mainly the late 70's through the late 80's. And hearing versions of these lesser-heard songs done by others made me admire BD's words even more. There's plenty of known and unknown names here, but so many great versions! Some of the best covers are done by country or blues artists. That's fitting, since both those genres are where BD's musical soul comes from. But there's also different kinds of pop, R&B, jazz, and rock and roll represented here. And then there's whatever the hell that version of "Wiggle Wiggle" is. (Note: that's GeneWeen though!) These are intentionally diverse, so please don't be a snob or a purist with this stuff. It has its own flow... even just laid out alphabetically. Open yourself up to these songs, and BD shines through them, trust me!

    Even a brief survey of highlights would be a hell of a list. Bonnie Raitt will crush your heart during "Standing In...". You'll want to smash a pint glass over some bloke's head during the Pogues'"When the Ship...". The applause will shock you at the end of Baez's angelic "With God..." Jack Downing's gorgeous "Queen Jane" makes me ache. Link Wray's "Baby Blue" will rock your ass. And then you'll have to surrender to the power of Laibach's "Ballad Of A Thin Man"! Jodi Jean & Aylon (a U.S. bossa nova/jazz vocal combo, of all things) deliver an unbelievably graceful "Simple Twist". Mick Taylor wrings every drop of blues out of "Blind Willie McTell". Neil Young's "Blowin" (from Weld) is a guitar apocalypse! Sheryl Crow's "Tombstone" has a well-honed but shambling electricity, like the original. Hanne Boel (a Scandinavian popstar) shows "Emotionally Yours" to be the great soul song it always was. D. Matthews' cover of "Watchtower" is astonishing! Bryan Ferry makes "Hard Rain" all his own. And I'm utterly smitten with Glen Campbell's "I Don't Believe You". Hell, even the much-maligned Great White do a full-bodied, rocking "Tangled...". And I'm glad I dug through all the versions of "I Shall Be Released" until I found Pearl Before Swine's take on it.
    I could go on and on and on. I've been road-testing these for a week, and I love em! Hearing all these people - across many many styles - sing BD's music is just amazing. And nothing was arbitrary: all these songs got a listen, got checked against other versions, got a yay or a nay, and then put in the files.

    I'm glad I've inspired some others to look for covers. You want some well-worn advice? Here's the sites I used...and don't edit or tag the MP3 file names until you put them on your computer. Trust me!

    1. 


    I could've almost done a complete other post with different versions, there were so many great
    contenders. Jamie Saft's version of "Thin Man" with Mike Patton was almost here. I felt cheeky and almost put Emtombed's version of "Hollis Brown" here, but thought it obliterated the mood. And I think you'll agree with me that David Lynch's (!!!) version is plenty awesome on its own. Honorable mention goes to Thea Gilmore's amazing cover album of John Wesley Harding, JJ & Aylon's great BD-themed album, the wealth of Fairport Convention, Richie Havens, and Baez covers, as well as the Outlaw Blues BD tribute for that Thurston track.

    I'm a Level 3 out of 5 when it comes to being a BD fan. Not an obsessive, but I've got quite a bit. I've always tried to turn people on to his stuff, and it hasn't always worked. I made these for people who may not like him, to show them the rich diversity of the man's music. I also made this to appeal to BD fans by chasing down every damn track I could. If you are in either of those camps - or if you just like really good music - dig into these! I guarantee you, people, no one has ever put all this material together!!!

    COMMENTS MOST WELCOME. Just don't use BD's name, OK?

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    Also, at the end of the links there is an unrelated funny bonus, we know some of you guys do enjoy those, and we're trying to be discrete about that as well, ya know/



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  • 09/02/16--13:21: Glam Skanks
  • So, what do we make of this? John N sends me this current (July 2016) release from this bunch, yes,
    REALLY called the "Glam Skanks".......from LA and HARD to gather much info on, this is an all chick band that plays some pretty cool punk/glitter/glam stuff, it sounds really good, now, whether they are attempting to be ironic/satirical is anyone's guess......but, as with so many bands of the past, (better bands than THIS too, by far, Blue Oyster Cult, Soundgarden, Wolfmother, and others walked the line between simply great rocking shit and, on another level, satiric shit that made it all that much better for all of you intellectuals)......I have no idea of their intent, but judging from the album cover, song titles, music, I'm guessing this is supposed to be funny.....I hope so, because it is.

    This just may make my 2016 year end list, you never know.......not a musical classic, by any means, but as a weird parody of the music on which I grew up, it hits the spot.....and if that is not deliberate, the end result is, it doesn't matter.......it's still hard rocking and great to listen to.


    Check this one. Retro-1970's glam/punk slammers, tunes like "Fuck Off", "Bad Bitch", and "Blow Me" (?) pretty much summarize what you are in for here. Anyway I found it fun to listen to, you may as well. All hail Glam Skanks I guess, the next truly great rock band of our era (no not REALLY)

    GLITTER CITY-01 G.L.A.M./02 Teenage Drag Queen/03 Glitter City/04 Tube Tops/05 Fuck Off/06 Karma/07 Bad Bitch/08 Radio Blues/09 I Want It Now/10 Blow Me

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  • 09/02/16--13:54: Mount Rushmore
  • Still (as always) got the taste for some of my favorite stuff, that wonderful early 1970's hard/heavy
    psych/metal.......don't think I've put these up before, Mount Rushmore were a kind of second tier San Francisco band of this genre/era, still sounds great (at least to me) to listen to today........maybe a "poor man's Blue Cheer", as amusing as such a label is.

    The first release, "High On Mount Rushmore" (oh, you clever lads) is a damn fine period piece, opening with the odd choice of Jimi Hendrix' "Stone Free", on which they fail miserably to capture the original's brilliance, nonetheless, it's still a hoot to listen to.......otherwise, there is lots of the hard rocking, blues-based, distortion filled material that dominated the era (AND made it great)....of special note is "I Don't Believe in Statues".

    Afterwards, "Mount Rushmore '69" was released, I think (unconfirmed) that this material is older than that on the debut, but don't quote me......the stuff here is just a touch blusier perhaps, and for the fans of the era/genre (BOTH of us), these albums belong on the shelf beside god knows how many others, I've tried, slowly, but tried, to feature ALL of the albums of that style and time that mean something to me, there are more to come......it's a great untapped era of wonderful roots-stoner rock/psych-metal.....

    HIGH ON MOUNT RUSHMORE-01 Stone Free/02 Without No Smog/03 Ocean/04 I Don't Believe In Statues/05 Looking Back/06 ('Cause) She's So Good To Me/07 Medley: Fannie Mae/Dope Song

    MOUNT RUSHMORE '69-01 It's Just the Way I Feel/02 10:09 Blues/03 Toe jam/04 V-8 Ford Blues/05 Love is the Reason/06 I'm Comin' Home/07 King of Earrings/08 Somebody Else's Games-

    By the way, both albums fit on one download link, and that's always a wonderful thing too....see comments for link. By the way, the band were vocalist Glenn Smith, guitarist Mike Bolan, bassist Terry Kimball, and drummer Travis Fullerton....

    NOT exactly a "lost classic", but another pretty good representation of the style of hard rock of the era that I love so much.



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    (scott)-Certainly, you will find bigger rap/hip hop fans than myself, but this appears to be a document of historical significance.......read the notes below and decide for yourself if this is something you want, but it REALLY does sound cool to me.......always striving for variety, and this certainly sounds interesting. I know I will give it a listen.
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    Out now! Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Boombox’ features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of rap records made in New York in the period 1979-82, all released on small, independent, often family-concern record companies, at a time when hip-hop music still remained under the radar. This first exuberant wave of innocent, upbeat, ‘party on the block’ rap records were the first to try and create the sounds heard in community centres, block parties and street jams that first took place in the Bronx in the mid-1970s.  But where Flash, Kool Herc and Bambaataa were back-spinning, mixing and scratching together now classic breakbeat records like The Incredible Bongo Band’s ‘Apache’ or Babe Ruth’s ‘The Mexican’, these first rap records were all made using live bands, often replaying then current disco tunes, whilst MCs rapped over the top, creating a unique sound that later became known derisively as ‘old school’.  And while hip-hop started in the Bronx, rap on vinyl began in Harlem where long-time established rhythm and blues producer-owned record companies such as Joe Robinson’s Enjoy Records, Paul Winley’s Winley Records, Delmar Donnel’s Delmar International and Jack ‘Fatman’ Taylor’s Rojac and Tayster were the first off the mark to realise the commercial potential of rap music - releasing early ground-breaking records that all quickly followed in the wake of the first rap record, The Sugarhill Gang’s Rappers Delight, a million-selling worldwide hit. This collection celebrates these first old-school rap records, bringing together rare, classic and obscure tracks released in the early days of rap. Deluxe double CD-pack comes with slipcase, 40-page outsize perfect-bound booklet, extensive notes, exclusive photography and original label artwork. Triple-vinyl heavyweight vinyl includes full artwork, text and notes as well as free download code. REVIEWS: "Soul Jazz has a reputation for top-notch compilations that offer crash courses in a variety of styles and genres both beloved and obscure; they are, in essence, the K-Tel of the millennial generation. This is one of the best Soul Jazz sets inAGES, a legitimate party in a box, overflowing with underground deep cuts that have seldom — if ever — been spotted on other collections"

    1. Mr Sweety G – At The Place To Be
    2. Love Bug Star-Ski and The Harlem World Crew – Positive Life
    3. Neil B – Body Rock
    4. Super 3 – Philosophy Rappin' Spree
    5. Bramsam – Move Your Body
    6. Black Bird & Kevski – On The Go
    7. Count Coolout – Rhythm Rap Rock (CD only)
    8. Harlem World Crew – Rappers Convention
    9. Willie Wood & The Willie Wood Crew – Willie Rap
    10. Bon-Rock & The Rhythm Rebellion – Searching Rap
    11. Sugar Daddy – One More Time
    12. Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three – The New Rap Language
    13. TJ Swan – And You Know That
    14. Portable Patrol – Cop Bop
    15. Master Jay – We Are People Too
    16. Sweet G – Boogie Feelin' Rap
    17. Mistafide – Equidity Funk



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    The 1972 debut LP, "Dead Forever", which i KNEW I had here somewhere.......and here it is.......more psych/prog driven than the more hard-rocking direction the band would take on it's third album, although it's still pretty good. If you checked out albums 2 and 3 yesterday (and if you didn't, why the hell not?), most likely you will enjoy this one as well, it is a pretty good effort as well. This was, as I stated yesterday, a fairly underappreciated band. Let us give them the credit they deserve in retrospect.

    DEAD FOREVER-01 Leader/02 Suzie Sunshine/03 Pay My Dues/04 I'm a Mover/05 Ballad of Irving Fink/06 Bean Stew/07 Forest Rain/08 Dead Forever

    glad I found it, now if anyone has the self-titled EP, or, much less importantly, the post "Want You" albums, let's bring this collection to completion.

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    (scott)-first of all, we have these way cool selections from Golden Dawn Arkestra and Goat....I am a bit
    familiar with both, not terribly though, and I plan on listening to these today and tomorrow......both highly influenced by Sun Ra, accoarding to Mr. Studkid, and there cannot be too much wrong with THAT right?
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    Sun Ra (Jazz composer with theatrical performances) has a big impact of these two bands: Golden Dawn Arkestra and Goat. They do not play jazz but two different direction of afrobeat.


    Golden Dawn Arkestra is an Austin psychedelic afrobeat collective. Style is Rock, Big Band and Disco.


    Golden Dawn Arkestra - Ep (2014)          :https://mega.nz/#F!blBVnTIK!qJKP0Zu7urTRWHHNH-Ct7A
    Golden Dawn Arkestra - Stargazer (2015):https://mega.nz/#F!ahIWgL7D!eo7bo8u58u9ayZ6FrxYy2w

    Goat is a swedish band playing a psychedelic/acid afrobeat rock wirh elements of world music.


    Goat - World Music (2012)                      :https://mega.nz/#F!SohlmIrZ!yIJUNUO6fOXB5lSclnohfw
    Goat - Live Ballroom Ritual (2013)           :https://mega.nz/#F!mwwAhbaa!3ZTFewmljS1w168FZu2kwg
    Goat - Commune (2014)                         :https://mega.nz/#F!CogUFC7R!VW-dWRGhmeOuzX8dH9BM1w

    I recommend to listen to Commune, great psychedelic record.


    (scott) Great submission Studkid, keep it up!....(btw his two next posts
    (see above) are every bit as fab!)

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    (Scott)-can't say how great this is, there really are no words......I'm not gonna ramble about it too much
    because there are full liner notes below.......this is one of those posts that you want, I'm TELLING you you want, this will be a fabulous addition to ANY music collection! Please don not miss this one! PLEASE!
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    Some unknown Acid/Protometal/Pre-stoner bands collected in 2 CD's.


    CD's Line Notes:

    After Flower Power and before punk, heavy, hard rock bands dominated the American music scene. In towns across the country, garage bands that had grown up taking drugs, flashing peace signs, and listening to the Beatles had witnessed the atrocities of Vietnam and Altamont, gaining a new perspective in a darker, crunchier, and more bombastic sound in their music. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Grand Funk Railroad, and Deep Purple were blasting out of muscle car windows, influencing a new generation of jaded musical amateurs.

    Some of these ambitious groups earnestly composed some pretty far out jams. Playing hard and heavy just like the pros, these bands were on par with their heroes, albeit with a much smaller budget and inferior gear. The 45s these bands produced, mostly independently, were glorified demos given to record executives or sold for gas money. Generally speaking, a few hundred copies were sold direct to fans at local gigs outside of any kind of distribution. These pressings have since become highly sought after rarities and fetch serious coin when they are offered up for sale. Hence, the need to compile some of this material in a series we're calling Brown Acid.

    The tunes compiled here come from a time that's been neglected in the compilation realm. The purgatory that lies between garage and punk has caused these gems to go overlooked by closed-minded collectors for far too long. Expand your mind, embrace the bad trip, and follow us down a two-lane highway into the abyss that is the American Rock'n'Roll Underground circa 1968-1979.


    And from Bandcamp:


    Brown Acid: The First Trip 

    Some of the best thrills ofTHE INTERNET music revolution is the ability to find extremely rare music with great ease. But even with such vast archives to draw from, quite a lot of great songs have gone undiscovered for nearly half a decade, particularly in genres that lacked hifalutin arty pretense. Previously, only the most extremely dedicated and passionate record collectors had the stamina and prowess to hunt down long forgotten wonders in dusty record bins — often hoarding them in private collections, or selling at ridiculous collector’s prices. Legendary compilations like Nuggets, Pebbles, ad nauseum, have exhausted the mines of early garage rock and proto-punk, keeping alive a large cross-section of underground ephemera. However, few have delved into and expertly archived the wealth of proto-metal, pre-stoner rock tracks of Brown Acid: The First Trip. 

    Lance Barresi, co-owner of L.A.-cum-Chicago shop Permanent Records has shown incredible persistence in tracking down a stellar collection of rare singles from the 60s and 70s for the 11-track compilation. Partnered with Daniel Hall of RidingEasy Records, the two have assembled a selection of songs that’s hard to believe have remained unheard for so long. 

    "I essentially go through Hell and high water just to find these records,” Barresi says. “Once I find a record worthy of tracking, I begin the (sometimes) extremely arduous process of contacting the band members and encouraging them to take part. Daniel and I agree that licensing all theTRACKSwe're using for Brown Acid is best for everyone involved.” Rather than simply bootlegging the tracks, when all of the bands and labels haven’t existed for 30-40 years or more, tracking down the creators gives all of these tunes a real second chance at success. 

    “ All of (these songs) could've been huge given the right circumstances,” says Barresi. “But for one reason or another most of these songs fell flat and were forgotten. However, time has been kind in my opinion and I think these songs are as good now or better than they ever were." 

    Raw Meat, for example, one of the stomping standouts from the compilation, is a band about which precious little is known even by the owner of the label and producer of the band’s original 1969 single, Richard Paul Thomas — two of itsTRACKS reissued as a 7” teaser single for the compilation on July 14th, 2015 via RidingEasy Records. The trio was from north of Milwaukee, WI, but not much more information remains available. “They were one of the tightest trios around at the time and had a fairly large repertoire of their own material,” the label owner says (name?). “The only thing that sticks in my mind was the band’s bumper sticker ‘Raw Meat Is Good For You’. Our offices were on Lincoln Avenue just next door to the Federal Meat inspectors offices.” 

    Brown Acid: The First Trip opens with the slithering buzzsaw guitars and hard-rock howl of Zeke’s’ “Box”, a monster that gives Blue Cheer a run for their leaden blues. Snow sways into “Sunflower” with a touch of Steppenwolf’s swagger and wind-in-their-hair wildness. Elsewhere, Zebra proves they were “Wasted” with a soul-inflected groove, while Bob Goodsite leans in on his wah-wah and phaser pedals, determined to out-Hendrix Jimi himself on “Faze.” Raw Meat’s “Stand By Girl” serves up a fierce, stomping riff intercut with Iron Butterfly style operatics. Bacchus kicks out a hostile sounding boogie, demanding to “Carry My Load.” Josefus caps it all off nicely with a hooky power-pop meets Bob Seger System meets Lollipop Shoppe anthem with the undeniably catchy chorus, “hard luck — keep truckin’!” 

    It’s a solid set of unknown hits you can’t believe failed to connect back in their heyday due to various unfortunate circumstances. But now in 2015, Brown Acid: The First Trip gives these long-lost gems their well deserved moment to shine. 

    V.A. - Brown Acid The First Trip 1969-79 (2015)

    01. Zeke’s "Box” 
    02. Snow “Sunflower” 
    03. Tour “One of the Bad Guys” 
    04. Zebra “Wasted” 
    05. Bob Goodsite “Faze 1” 
    06. Raw Meat “Stand By Girl” 
    07. Punch “Deathhead” 
    08. Bacchus “Carry My Load” 
    09. Lenny Drake “Love Eyes (Cast Your Spell On Me)” 
    10. The Todd “Mystify Me” 
    11. Josefus “Hard Luck"


    V.A. - Brown Acid The Second Trip 1970-78 (2016)

    1. Ash - Midnight Witch (Doug Ford) - 4:06
    2. Sweet Crystal - Warlords (Marq Apeck) - 4:30
    3. Raving Maniac - Rock N Roll Man (Doug Frasier) - 2:10
    4. Crossfield - Take It (Crossfield) - 4:33
    5. Spiny Norman - Bell Park Loon (Gerry Diaz, Steve Brudniak) - 4:05
    6. Glass Sun - Silence Of The Morning (Rick Roll) - 5:15
    7. Volt Rush Band - Love To You (Calvin Rush) - 2:44
    8. Buck - Long Hot Highway (Bruce Busboom) - 3:57
    9. Iron Knowledge - Show Stopper (Gary Blaylock) - 3:33
    10.Sonny Hugg - Daybreak (Rick Zehringer) - 2:56


    ENJOY. This is great

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    (scott) No info provided, but as long as I've been looking for this rarity, none is needed......this basically completes the Buffalo collection, unless you feel a need to hear the post 1974-records which I still have a feeling suck. Anyway, this is a tremendous find, and Studkid goes a tremendously solid 3 for 3 on THIS labor Day weekend!
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              The rare  EP:http://www78.zippyshare.com/v/05y5rigF/file.html


    1. "Suzie Sunshine"– Brett, John Baxter
    2. "Dead Forever"– Dave Tice, Baxter
    3. "Barbershop Rock"– Baxter
    4. "Sunrise (Come My Way)"– Tice, Baxter

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