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The best Blake post ever

Today we have some good, hard rocking metal from Finland in the form of Blake, who have released a series of solid rocking albums during the decade of the 2000's. Not exactly the most original band ever, they've certainly listened to a Sabbath album or two in thier time, but so what? At least they aren't wearing the influence of Foreigner or something.

Their debut first saw the light of day in 2003, "Fireroot", a collection of solid, Sabbath/AC-DC styled rockers with some Pink Floyd-ish psych touches thrown in, If that sounds good to you, come on in, because theyreally sound pretty damn good, and they improved on subsequent releases.

"Starbringer" came about in 2004, another good collection of (slightly more sophisticated) slammers, lots of lyrics about outer space and the like. "Planetizer" also shows some musical development, MORE lyrics aout outer space, evil, serpents.....originality was never the strong suit of bands such as Blake, but it is more than made up for with exceptional musical chops. Their fourth effort is the also perfectly acceptable "Sa7urnus", the meaning of which escaps me, but it is a rocking effort as well......

According to one site they have also released an album entitled "Haze Parade", I've never seen it anywhere, nor have I heard anything off of it, but with titles like "The Viper", "Talk to Lucifer" and "Fresh in the Grave", I think we can all pretty much get the idea without even hearing it....nonetheless, should you happen to have a copy of "Haze Parade" to share, please do so. Sorry, I have no rarities or live stuff from them, love to hear any of that as well.

Not the mos imaginative band in captivity, but when we are a fan of a specific "genre" we give a lot of latitude in that area, I love hard rock/metal as you know and would give a LOT more margin for error than I would in, say, techno or something.......anyways, those experienced "friends of the blog" ALREADY KNOW what these albums sound like from the description and the titles, and know whether or not you want them. They are pretty good additions to any hard-rock lover's collection, although not essential.

FIREROOT-01 Welcome/02 Man is a Planet/03 Fireroot/04 Above/05 Healer/06 Where the Stars Grow/07 I'll Take You/08 Talking To Gods/09 Planetizer/10 Not the One/11 Ground/12 Sister Universe

PLANETIZER-01 Two Ways/02 Dryland/03 Come Dawn/04 12 Steps to Hell/05 Reborn/06 Reaching/07 Serpent Stare/08 Devil May Care/09 Hold/10 Bad Luck Ladder

STARBRINGER-01 To the Stars.....(Intro)/02 Starbringer/03 Call Her Name/04 Evil Remains Evil/05 Walk In/06 Circles of Light/07 Other Side (Intermission)/08 Beggar's Farm/09 Crawl/10 Son of Fire/11 Black Spirit/12 Junkie Is Coming/13 Dark Side of the Planet (Outro)

SA7URNUS-01 Spirit of Cain/02 More I Live/03 Outsider/04 Live To Die/05 Ghost of Tomorrow/06 Bringer of Insanity/07 Come Alive/08 Let Me Be Dead/09 My Machine/10 Union Freeride Sister

Zippyshare has been about as consistent as a paper cup in a hurricane, so hopefullythis will be one of their "good" days and the links will be up quick quick quick......if they are having one of their "days" though......Oh, Lord. Anyways, leave a comment if ya want and please share if you have the "missing" album or any rare stuff!

I am having WORLDS of trouble with the 2 remaining Black Diamond Heavies links, they simply don't wish to upload for some reason, I'll keep at it until I get them up, and THEN I'll get the Blake links up.....it seems so ridiculous the stuff I go through with Zippyshare, but it "is what it is" (I hate when people say that).....I don't know if I should go ahead and write something up for tomorrow or let Zippyshare have a day yo CATCH UP TO ME......I'll think about it, but maybe you won't see anything until Friday, haven't decided yet. But I promise to continue to bring you the highest quality rock n roll, it may simply be at a slower pace than I would wish thanks to Zippyshare (although they did do a phenominal job on the huge Adam and the Ants and Pretenders posts.....I SIMPLY DO NOT "get it", why I have SO much trouble with some of my posts (size of post seems irrelevant) and SO lttle with some others....it is frustrating and and I have said before I think it reflects poorly on my blog, but there seems little I can do about it. So we'll just continue to roll with the punches, see what happens. I'm really tired, though, of "apologizing" for Zippyshare, when, in actuality, it REALLY ISN'T my fault in any way. Again, thanks for reading/listening/commenting/downloading. Love you all.

The best Catapult the Smoke post, ever

Catapult the Smoke are a pretty fair stoner band from Sweden. As far as I know, they have released but these two albums, "Unearthed" and "Born In Fire".....both are quite good, if you are a fan of the stoner rock I post here so often you will enjoy them. Good stuff, not going to comment a lot since I don't know when Zippyshare is going to catch up with ME, but you guys who like my stoner rock posts, you'll want to hear these......both very good.

UNEARTHED-01 Go With the Wave/02 Devils Spell/03 Travel Thru a Clouded Mind/04 One Eyed Master/05 Burning In My Mind/06 Power of It All/07 Unearthed/08 Follow the Beam

BORN IN FIRE-01 War! Bring Enemies/02 Born In Fire/03 Underworld/04 Lord of the Broken Throne/05 Distant Mind/06 Always Favour My Side/07 Forever Lost/08 Lords Gathering/09 Follow the Path of the Warrior

I get weary of describing these stoner bands and comparing them all to one another, etc......these are two damn good albums, grab them and listen to them.

Hopefully Zippy treats me well and performs it's easy task tonight so we have links in the morning.....

The Best Help post ever

Switching gears, lets dust off the early 1970's acid- rockers, some Christian overtones to their stuff....they released two albums in their time, a self titled debut album, which is fairly forgettable, but the follow up, "Second Coming" is a winner.....lots of fuzzy, wah wah guitar, sounds absolutely great today, comparable to, maybe some other bands of the era like Truth and Janey or someone like that. Anyway, to get any info on them, good luck googling a band called "Help", you'll get everything BUT stuff about this band, so we'll keep it short. I can't even find the cover art for the debut, the FIRST picture is a reissued CD with BOTH albums on it, the second picture is the actual art from "Second Coming" (they are quite similar, but with no band pictures or much of anything else I have to post SOMETHING)......anyways, "Second Coming" sounded great in junior high school and it sounds great now as well, "Do You Understand the Words" and a few others really stand out for fans of early 1970's acid........CHRISTIAN acid rock, talk about oxymoronic, taking LSD for Christ?

SELF TITLED-01 For Sale/02 Open Up a Door/03 I Tried Too hard/04 Easy to Be Free/05 Run Away/06 Keep In TOuch/07 Take a Look at Yourself/08 Commit Yourself/09 Help Me Help Me Help Me/10 Tennessee Waltz

SECOND COMING-01 Do You Understand the Words/02 All Day/03 Good Time Music/04 Hold on Child/05 TCA/06 Dear Lord/07 Oh My/08 Power

Links will be up when they are up.

The best Other Window post. ever

Other Window recorded two wonderful albums of spacey-psych rock in the mid 2000's, thye npretty much sank without a trace I think, but I find them quite trippy and weird, perfect for when one is in the "correct state of mind" if you get my drift. The first self-titled LP is the better of the two, with the very cool lead-off track "Beyond Science Fiction" which goes on for some 16 or so minutes.....MOST of the tracks on the album  are 8-9 minutes or more, this is like an updated version of Hawkwind/Pink Floyd maybe......

They followed it up in 2006 with "Transition", actually quite a similar effort to the debut, long, swirling, songs with lots of improvised portions, maybe a bit more rocking than the debut, but SPACEY shit that NEVER roams very far from it's home base......I enjoy both of these albums a good bit, not for everyone, but I think this was a really good band, please give them a listen.....they consisted of bassist/vocalist Alan North, Keyboardist Sarah South, guitarist/vocalist Ian Arkley, and drummer Jed Grifftihs and were the wrong band at the wrong time, I think, but produced two VERY good albums of seriously spaced out psych-rock.....give these a try I recommend them quite highly.

SELF TITLED-0101 Beyond Science Fiction/02 A Different View/03 Time Is an Ocean/04 Persecution/05 Nebula/06 The Illusion of Wisdom

TRANSITION-01 Transition/02 Time Thieves/03 Asteroid/04 Black Hole/05 Final Warning-Conspiracy/.06 Transcendence

Please let me know what you think of these albums.....I like them quite a bit and they are not really well known......sort of 1970's psych-space rock updated for the 2000's, I think it is some very cool stuff.....leave a comment and let me know if you sahre my views?

The way Zippy has been of late, the links may be up as you read this, OR they may not be up until the next day....it's a pain in my ass, and yours as well I am sure, but, so it goes.........

The best 1313 Mockingbird Lane post, ever

Today, lets go with some VERY primal garage rock, 1313 Mockingird Lane, ( named of course form the Munsters address)....their claim was that they "kept to the basics of fuzz guitar, farfisa organ, and screaming" sums them up pretty well, and what could possibly be wrong with that? The lineup was Hauneted Hausman (guitar, vocals), Kim13 (organ), Jay Howlett (Bass, vocals), and a myriad of drummers.....if you enjoyed the "USA Garage Greats" series, if you enjoyed "Nuggets", if you enjoy the music of, say The Chesterfield Kings, The Miracle Workers and the like, this is for you, trust me.....this is great shit.

What we have here is a massive singles collection (excitingly entitled "The Singles"), as well as their only full length "Have Hearse Will Travel".....don't know, really, what I can say....I think the description is accurate, and this shit is the fucking bomb. If you like the shit I mentioned earlier there is NO WAY that this is not for you....if you are a regular reader here, WHY are you so if you do not desire to hear this bomb-ass shit from 1313 Mockingbird Lane? It kicks serious ass. Really all I need to say.

THE SINGLES-01 Hornet's Nest/02 My Hearse (It's Double Parked)/03 Teenage Devil Doll/04 Tilt-A-Whirl/05 Things Are Different Now/06 Egyptian Caveman/07 Monkey Cage Girl/08 Pretty Boys/09 Psychedelic Monster/10 Dead Mary/11 Slow Death/12 Dirty Bitch/13 Latin Louie/14 Hey Joe/15 Albany/16 Hey Hey Hey/17 Alice Dee/18 The Spider and The Fly/19 Devil's Weed/20 Tamala/21 Naked (And Waiting)/22 Backwash Beach/23 Problems/24 Drambuie

HAVE HEARSE WILL TRAVEL-01 Dig Her Up/02 Big Black Car/03 Bat's Milk Yogurt/04 Headless Angel/05 Teenage Devil Doll/06 Blood On the Moon/07 My Hearse/08 Ooga Booga Baby/09 Jack the Ripper/10 Wolfman/11 Tilt-a-Whirl/12 Hey You/13 Space Ghost

As you know, ZIppyshare is what "it is"......hopefully the links will be up pretty early in the day sunday, but who the fuck knows? Zippyshare is NOT a modelof consistency, and I have a bunch oif shit I hope to get done on Sunday.....anyway, I'm going to go pass out soon, and when I awaken HOPEFULLY these TWO fucking links will be ready to go....if not, oh fucking well is all I can say, check later in the day.....I wish I had a better FREE service to upload this shit for you folks. unfortunately, I do not.......have a cool remainder of your weekend, minions, and all you bithes that want to fuck me, you don't HAVE TO KEEP IT SECRET any longer......for God's sake. just unburden yourselves and TELL ME!

The best Roadsaw post ever

Closed my eyes and picked blindly from one of the "R" shelves, came up a winner with Boston-based stoner metal riff rockers Roadsaw. If you have been with this blog for a LOOOONG time, perhaps you will remember their cover of Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" on one of the "Sucking in the Seventies" comps I posted oh so very long ago. If not, here are their studio albums, and all are pretty good, if not really varied too much as is typical in most extreme genres. But if you want simply to rock the hell out, pop these in because they are pretty damn good......yet another of the "second tier" stoner bands of the 90's-00's, which is unfortunate for that "tier" because the FIRST tier isn't exactly awash in fame outside the fanatic niche they have carved out. Such is life......

The debut "Nationwide" showed up in 1997, establishing thier knack for huge killer riffs and heavy rythems....I don't think it was successful (might have been locally), because I don't think I ever heard of them until album #2, "Rawk N Roll"....it was a keeper on first listen, listened to it again this morning and hell yeah, still sounds great. "That's Mr. Motherfucker To You" and "Bad Ass Rising"are titles that show some sense of humor as well. The third album, "$1000000" is quite the shit as well, more of the same, of course, but what ever, don't fix what ain't broke.

The went on hiatus, issuing "Takin Out the Trash", an interesting collection of older singles, demos, live recordings and the like, interesting but not essential. I would have bet big that this was the end of the road for Roadsaw, but not so....they reemerged in 2008 with "See You In Hell", picking up pretty much where they left off, and as recently as 2011 came up with another pretty decent one, a self titled effort.

This has been a pretty good, consistent band for well over ten years.....they aim to produce loud, crushing riffing stoner rock and suceede on all counts. No grand statements, no lyrical magic, but rock n roll. Hell yes. Enjoy.

NATIONWIDE-01 Keep on Sailing/02 Not Today/03 In Threes/04 Satellite/05 Black Flower/06 Rotted Out/07 Thanks For Nothin/08 Top Koms/09 Signal/10 Overspill/11 Van-O-Rama/12 Motorcaster/22 All Shriveled Up

RAWK N ROLL-01 Right on Through/02 Bad Ass Rising/03 Disconnected/04 Scorpion Bowl/05 Foot/06 Your Own Private Slice of Hell/07 The Finger/08 That's Mr Motherfucker To You/09 Buried Alive/10 Blackout Driver/11 Burnout/12 Hoof/13 Roadsaw

$1000000-01 Gotta Go/02 Fell off the Earth/03 Non-Phenominal/04 Sickest Ride/05 Fancy Pants/06 Rotted Out/07 Theme From "Hassle"/08 Random/09 Handed Your Ass

TAKIN OUT THE TRASH-01 Outta Lova Again (Van Halen Cover)/02 Interplanetary Love Song(B Side)/03 Fancy Pants(original single)/04 Handed You Your Ass(B Side)/05 Unintentional Instrumental (Live on WMBR)/06 Bummer (live Demo)/07 Forever Today (demo)/08 Gone (Outtake)/09 Arlen (Outtake)/10 Come Around (Outtake)/11 Freaks (demo)/12 Starcock (original demo)/13 I Smell a Rat (Live on WMBR)

SEE YOU IN HELL-01 Intro/02 Who Do You Think You Are/03 Look Pretty Lonely/04 Go It Alone/05 The Rules/06 See You In Hell/07 Up To You/08 Dead Horse/09 Leavin/10 It's Your Move/11 Recieve

ROADSAW-01 Dead and Buried/02 Weight In Gold/03 Thinking of Me/04 Long in the Tooth/05 So Low Down/06 The Getaway/07 Motel Shoot Out/08 Electric Heaven/09 Too Much Is Not Enough/10 Song X/11 The Thrill is Waiting

With the current state of Zippyshare, the links will probably be up sometime between an hour from now and June.

The best Wire post ever

Wire is one of those bands, like Elvis Costello or the Pretenders, whom I just LOVED for a while, but then went off in some direction that just didn't get it done for me.....I think they still record even today, and I'm sure their long-time true fans still love them, but after those classic late 1970's albums, they were done for me (much like, I explained, the Pretenders were over "for me" after "Learning to Crawl")......so "best ever"? Maybe not, for a band with such a huge discography, but those first three albums, I did/do love them, and for me THOSE albums are the "real" Wire.....sorry, sometimes for me, a band simply stays too "long at the fair".

1977's debut, "Pink Flag" was one of the most original and unique albums to come from that era, it is brilliant and sounds every bit as amazing in 2013 as it did in 1977, I am not kidding. It is VERY minimalst punk/new wave, but the song structures are bizarre for the era, "Field Day For the Sundays" checks in at less than a minute).....There are 23 "songs" on the album, I'd prefer to call them segments or movements, this is an album that REQUIRES listening to as a whole. It is also one of the greatest albums of the 1970's, perhaps THE Greatest of 1977, which was a great year for music......do not miss this if you are unfamiliar.

The next album "Chairs Missing", is an experimental masterpiece as well, the tracks are longer and more atmospheric, again, it is a coherent work that needs to be listened to as a WHOLE.....this is NOT a collection of singles, it is a singel, cherent work.
The next year they relased "154", another five star masterpiece that is also amazingly experimental, although NOT a carbon copy of "Pink Flag".....this is wierd stuff, "I Should Have Known Better" and "Map ref. 4 In. 93 W." are among the standout memories for me, again, like "Pink Flag", you really need to listen to this album as a whole. I know I keep saying this, but listen and you will see EXACTLY what I mean....I PROMISE!

IF you are not as into this as I am (and in high school I was VERY into this band), I have included a comp, "Behind the Curtain", with some of their better moments melded together as though attempting a statement, had it been the first album I had heard from them, I might just buy into it a a fine album as well......I really, though, recommend the firt three albums in totallity.

Since then, Wire has released a whole bunch of albums, they don't really do much for me.....chances are if you are a huge fan of the band, you are familiar with them, I am shooting for the casual listener with this one, because latter day Wire just doesn't get it done for me. Sorry, Wire, but thanks TONS for those first three brilliant, amazing, thought provoking albums....they were/ARE great and still remain in fairly heavy rotation around BigScott62's household!

PINK FLAG-01 Reuters/02 Field Day For the Sundays/03 Three Girl Rhumba/04 Ex Lion Tamer/05 Low Down/06 Start To Move/07 Brazil/08 It's So Obvious/09 Surgeon's Girl/10 Pink Flag/11 Commercial/12 Straight Line/13 106 Beats That/14 Mr. Suit/15 Strange/16 Fragile/17 Mannequin/18 Different Zone/19 Champs/20 Feeling Called Love/21 12 X U/22 Dot Dash/23 Options R

CHARIS MISSING-01 Practice makes Perfect/02 French Film/03 Anstler the Letter/04 Men 2nd/05 Marooned/06 Sand In My Joints/07 Being Sucked In Again/08 Heartbeat/09 Mercy/10 Outdoor Miner/11 I Am the Fly/12 I feel Mysterious TOday/13 From the Nursery/14 Used To/15 Too late/16 Outdoor Miner/17 A Question of Degree/18 Former Airline

154-01 I Should Have Known Better/02 Two People In a Room/03 The 15th/04 The Other Window/05 Single KO/06 A Touching Display/07 On Returning/08 A Mutual Friend/09 Blessed State/10 Once Is Enough/11 Map Ref. 4 In. 93 W./12 Indirect Enquiries/13 40 Versions/14 Song 1/15 Get Down (Parts 1 & 2)/16 Lets Panic Later/17 Small Electric Piece/18 Go Ahead

BEHIND THE CURTAIN-01 Mary Is a Dyke/02 Too True/03 Just Don't Care/04 TV/05 New York City/06 After Midnight/07 Pink Flag/08 Love Ain't Polite/09 Oh No Not So/10 It's the Motive/11 Practice Makes Perfect/12 Sand In My Joints/13 Stablemate/14 I feel Myserious Today/15 Underwater Experience/16 Dot Dash/17 Options R/18 From the Nursery/19 Finistaire/20 No Romans/21 Another The Letter/22 40 Versions/23 Blessed State/24 A Touching Display/25 Once Is Enough/26 Stepping Off Too Quick/27 Indirect Inquiries/28 Map Ref 41 N 93 W/29 A Question of Degree/30 Two people In a Room/31 Former Airline

Zippy, Oh Zippy, please do right by me..........just four links, be wonderful if they were all 4 up Tuesday morning........Oh ZIppy, Oh Zippy, please do your stuff!

The best Human Instinct post ever

These guys from New Zealand put out some pretty good stuff over a rather long period of time, as is my custom, I think I will just concentrate on when they were, like "listenable" rather than post their 2010 album (I can only imagine)......they dickered around in several genres/configurations in the 1960's, releasing in 1969 the pretty fair "Burning Up Years".....one intersting this is that the son g"I Think I'll Go Back Home" is actually a blused-out version of Neil Young's "Everyone Knows This is Nowhere" and merits a listen. The 14-minute plus title track is also worth a listen......solid psychish-blues rock.

And so it would be, that their next album "Stoned Guitar" would be perhaps their apex, featuring their (I think) best known tune "Black Sally", the title track, "Midnight Sun", lots of blues rock guitar freakouts, lovers of this type of thing rejoice! This is a fine album which I still pop in every now and again.

The next year (1971) they released "Pins In It", it is not NEARLY of the quality of "Stoned Guitar", it does have it's moments, but this was a band with limited ideas, limited resources, and limited material, so most of what they released post-"Stoned Guitar" sound like sort of scrapped together compilations......still worht a listen, as is "Peg Leg", a collection of tapes from around 1975 in which the lads were dicking around with what some of us refer to a "country-rock" sound, sometimes even without gagging.

Hey, I doubt a lot of you guys know this band......if you do, fine, but they had a moment or two......if there is just ONE you wish to check out, "Stoned Guitar" is the obvious starting point, if you are a fan of heavy blues-rock (isn't EVERYONE?) this is a forgotten niche in history that could stand a relisten or two.

BURNING UP YEARS-01 Blues News/02 Maiden Voyage/03 Fall Down/04 I Think I'll Go back Home/05 Ashes and Matches/06 You Really Got Me/07 Burnig Up Years

STONED GUITAR-01 Black Sally/02 Stoned Guitar/03 Jugg-a-Jug/04 Midnight Sun/05 Tomorrow/06 Railway and Gun

PINS IN IT-01 Pins In It/02 Stand Up/03 Dutchess Of Montrose/04 Hazy Days/05 Wishing Song/06 Nile Song/07 Play My Guitar/08 Highway/09 Rainbow World

PEG LEG-01 Free Bird/02 All TIme Loser/03 Fins Your Heart/04 Peg Leg/05 For a Friend (Part 1)/06 For a Friend (Part 2)/7 Fallen Star/08 Hey /09 Instinct

Please tell me what you think of these decent albums from this forgotten band of my youth...I type this on TUesday evening HOPEFULLY, Zippy converts the four links over night, Wedensday Morning I can post this with the links and everything will be really cool.....but with that damn Zippyshare you JUST NEVER KNOW. They did a FINE job with my Wire uploads, but jut before that, ONE of my Roadsaw discs took about five attempts to finally get uploaded....I don't REALLY mind, but I feel for the minions....you guys are the ones I'm trying to get some "new" or "New-old" sounds to EVERY day, and Zippy works more slowly than Even I myself do......I'll continue, however, to try to bring you the best in rock n roll, because I think there is a need for it. Please continue to comment, please continue to read, and if you ahve anything to contribute PLEASE do not hesitate to do so, be it obscure albums, or even demo tapes of bar bands/unsigned bands, I love them all and WANT them to get exposure (at least the LITTLE exposure that I can provide them with)....until tomoorw, I really, really, love you all and appreciate your continued reading, and participating in my blog.......NEVER dreamed it would have lasted  THIS long, but YOU GUYS have made it so!

The best Priestess post ever

....Or maybe not he "best" with their small body of work and my lack of any boots or the like (thought I had a couple but I guess not). From Montreal Canada they consisted of singer/guitarist Mikey Heppner, singer guitarist Dan Watchorn, drummr VInce Nudo, and bassist Mike Dyball....their debut "Hello Master" was released in 2005 in a wave stoner metal fury (I really thought it was going to "take off", in retro, it is best that it did not, me thinks) that included the Sword, Wolfmother and some others.

"Hello Master" is a prefectly fine rock n roll album, lots of heavy stoner blasts such as "I am the Night Colour Me Black", and a fine single ("Talk to Her") in a genre which is really not "about" singles......Looks like they had some lable disputes and the like before the release of 2009's "Prior to the Fire". It, to me, is not quite the equal of the debut, some with whom I have discussed the matter prefer it.....not bad at any rate

Then I guess they pretty much went back to thier day jobs or whatever, because not apeep has been heard from them that I know of.....Wikipedia tells of a planned 2012 European tour and an album, both of which for "mysterious" reasons never came about. Anyway, in the 2000's if you wanted ANY kind of good hard rock at all, stoner metal was pretty much the ONLY way to go, and these two albums are another two good ones to own. Anyone north of the border with a bootleg or anything I'd like to hear it.

HELLO MASTER-01 I Am the Night Colour Me Black/02 Lay Down/03 Run Home/04 Two Kids/05 Talk To Her/06 Time WIll Cut You Down/07 Everything That You Are/08 The Shakes/09 Performance/10 Living Like a Dog/11 No Real Pain/12 Blood

PRIOR TO THE FIRE-01 Ladykiller/02 Raccoon Eyes/03 The Firebird/04 Murphy's Law/05 The Gem/06 Communicating Via-Eyes/07 Lunar/08 It Baffles the Mind/09 Sideways Attack/10 We Ride/11 Trapped In Space and Time

Been nhaving ZIppyshare trouble again, so we'll get these links up  ASAP. Still working on Wedensdays links!

The best Jody Grind post ever

Think I'm getting lazy and deliberately searching out bands that had really short careers? Well, maybe,but history is no question littered with them as well, such as yesterday's Priestess, or, if you prefer, a band from nearly 40 years prior, Jody Grind.

Jody Grind released two quite good prog-rock albums in the late 1960's, they were prone to some long instrumental jams, built mostly around the sound of Tim Hinkley's Hammond organ, they also included guitarist Ivan Zagni and drummer Martin Harriman, somewhat reminiscent of the sound of Atomic Rooster (although in my opinion not quite as good), or even Emerson Lake and Palmer (whom they could be better than given ELP's lapses into pretentious tangents that were about as much fun as oral surgery).

The first album "One Step On" contains a useable version of the Stones "Paint It Black", there is lots of instrumental noodling and even some orchestration, it is more of a curiosity than anything you'd want to listen to regularly. After it's release, Hinkley booted the other two members and recruited guitarist Bernie Holland and drummer Pete Galvin in an attempt at a more rocking approach for the album "Far Canal"......it is superior to the debut by a good margin, "Plastic Shit" and "Vegetable Oblivion" are stand-outs, and this album is a keeper for fans of the oddd-ball sounds of pre-punk 1970's Britain.

The niche the carved out was small, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be remembered along with 5000 others that at least got an album out there for us. At least give "Far Canal" a listen, it is certainly worth it!

ONE STEP ON-01 One Step On (In My Mind, Nothing At All, Interaction, Paint It Black)/02 Paint It Black (Single Version)/03 Little Message/04 Night Today/05 USA/06 Rock N Roll Man

FAR CANAL-01 We've Had It/02 Bath Sister/03 Jump Bed Jed/04 O Paradiso/05 Plastic Shit/06 Vegetable Olivion/07 Red Worms and Lice/08 Ballad For Bridget

The best L7 post ever

One of my fave (and I think one of the more underappreciated) bands of the early 1990's were L7, whom referred to themselves as "ugly chick rock"......we can leave that in the eye of the beholder, but they did indeed leave us some pretty good rocking grungy/riot grrrl albums, and also committed some strange antics on stage and the like, a few of which we will touch on later.

For the mot part, the lineup was vocalist/guitarists Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardener, bassist Jennifer Finch, and drummer Dee Plakas. Their self-titled debut is a pre-rgunge (1988) effort, maybe a bit more in the line of something like Red Aunts or Bikini Kill, it's for completists/fans, although it does contain a track entitled "Bite the Wax Tadpole" and if you can tell me the significance of that title, you will win a very, very very special prize compliments of the blog. Well, not REALLY, but it is a funny story, try to look it up somewhere.

Album #2, 1990's "Smell the Magic" is quite a bit more mature, you could hear before our ears the band developing right into it's signature sound.....it's a short, kind of skimpy album, but "Shove" and "Packin' a Rod" are among other good ones......FYI these firt two albums will fit on one single 80- minute CD, in case you needed to know that for any reason.

They hit their stride with "Bricks Are Heavy" in 1992, by far their best work, and one of the best albums of the early 90's, period. "Pretend We're Dead" is a tremendous single, "Wargasm" and the underappreciated "Everglade" are nearly as good, and "Shitlist" appears to great effect in the movie "Natural Born Killers".......great album, do not miss it.

They would not match "Bricks are Heavy".....the next album "Hungry For Stink" had a minor single "Andres", which I personally don't like too much, and some other decent stuff like "Stuck Here Again" and "Riding With a Movie Star", but nothing even close, really, to "Everglade" or "Pretend We're Dead".......L7 fans I'm sure feel this is a fine album, and it has it's moments, but it simply is not "Bricks are Heavy".

In 1997 they released "The Beauty Process Triple Platinum", another deecnt album, argueably better than "Hungry For Stink"....."Drama" and "Off the Wagon" are pretty cool tracks and there are others.....oddly, my copy has a bunch of bonus tracks tacked on the end and NONE of the track listings that I find on the net show them, so I have no idea of this versions country of origin......I mean stuff like The Dead Kennedy's "Let's Lynch the Landlord", The Ramones "Suzy is a Headbanger", several other stuff, culminating with a collaboration with Joan Jett on "Cherry Bomb"

They released a live disc entitled "From Omaha to Osaka" (because those are the two locations that it was recorded in duh), Not bad, not great, I'd have liked to have seen them I heard good things. I also have a 1992 bootleg herem Autralia which I like a bit better and basically focuses on the stuff from "Bricks Are Heavy"

The final link in the L7 chain was 1999's "Slap Happy", it could be worse, there are a few decent tracks like "Freeway" and "Mantra Down", but, clearly, it was time to shut down this operation.......nothing to be ashamed of a fine body of work.

As for their onstage antics, check this very cool Wikipedia piece (I certainly HOPE it is true!):

During their preformance at the 1992 Reading Festival, the band experienced "technical difficulties with their audio equipment" and were forced to stall their set. Quickly, the rowdy crowd grew restless and began throwing mud onto the stage. In protest, lead vocalist Donita Sparks remoed her tampon on-stage and threw it into the crowd yelling "Eat my used tampon fuckers!"Sparks has remained unapologetic about the incident. This has been referred to as one of the "most unsanitary pieces of rock memorabilia in history....You have no idea how much I hope that is true. Also I seem to recall an incident when they "raffled off" a night of passion with one of the band members, I THINK it was Plakas, but I am uncertain on that......there was some time of explanation about rock n roll and prostitution being the same thing anyway or something......anyone else recall that?

Good post here, I like L7.......good music, interesting band. Check em out and let me know what ya think of them.

SELF TITLED-01 Bite the Wax Tadpole/02 Cat O Nine Tails/03 Metal Stampede/04 Lets Rock Tonight/05 Uncle Bob/06 Snake Handler/07 Runnin From the Law/08 Cool Out/09 It's Not You/10 I Drink/11Ms. 45

SMELL THE MAGIC-01 Shove/02 Fast and Frightening/03 (Right On) Thru/04 Deathwish/05 'till the Wheels Fall Off/06 Broomstick/07 Packin a Rod/08 Just Like Me/09 American Society

BRICKS ARE HEAVY-01 Wargasm/0 Scrap/03 Pretend We're Dead/04 Diet Pill/05 Everglade/06 Slide/07 One More Thing/08 Mr. Integrity/09 Monster/10 Shitlist/11 This Ain't Pleasure

HUNGRY FOR STINK-01 Andres/02 Baggage/03 Can I RUn/04 The Bomb/05 Questioning My Sanity/06 Riding With a Movie Star/07 Stuck Here Again/08 Fuel My Fire/09 Freak Magnet/10 She Has Eyes/11 Shirley/12 Talk Box

THE BEAUTY PROCESSS TRIPLE PLATINUM-01 The Beauty Process/02 Drama/03 Off the Wagon/04 I Need/05 Moonhine/06 Bitter Wine/07 The Masses are Asses/08 Bad THings/09 Must Have More/10 Non Existent Patricia/11 Me Myself and I/12 Lorenza  Giada an Alessandra BONUS TRACKS 13 Gas Chamber/14 Hanging on the Telephone/15 Lets Lynch the Landlord/16 Suzy is a Headbanger/17 This Aint the SUmmer of Love/18 I Used to Love Him/19 Yummy Yummy/20 Cherry Bomb (With Joan Jett)

LIVE OMAHA TO OSAKA-01 L7 OVERTURE/Medley:Fast and Frightening/Andres/Drama/Pretend We're Dead/Shove/Shitlist/the Beauty Process/02 Bad Things/03 Must Have More/04 Death Wish/05 Slide/06 Bitter Wine/07 Drama/08 Non-Existent Patricia/09 Pattylean/10 El Wahtusi/12 Andres/13 Fast And Frightening/14 Off the Wagon/15 Little One/16 Lorenza, Giada, Allesandra

TRIPLE J STUDIOS OCTOBER 1992 BRISBANE AUSTRLIA-01 DJ Intro/02 Deathwish/03 Diet Pill/04 Everglade/05 (Right on) Thru/06 Wargasm/07 Pretend We're Dead/08 Shove/09 Fast and Frightening/10 Shitlist/11 DJ CLosing Credits

SLAP HAPPY-01 Crackpot Baby/02 On My Rockin Machine/03 Lackey/04 Human/05 Livin Large/06 Freeway/07 Stick to the Plan/08 War With You/09 Long Green/10 Little One/11 Freezer Burn/12 Mantra Down

Zippy has been as up and down as it can be of late.....firt time in a while I've tried a big post, hope that they work with me on this one as they ahve the past couple of small ones. Until tomorrow.....

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The best IAMX post, ever

Never, ever can you say that I don't mix it up......while by now obvious that thrash n roll is my thing, often I like to venture off into some other corners of the musical universe (I'm going to see goddamn PINK in concert next week, for God's sake!)......so, it had been a while since I'd pulled out any IAMX, slipped a disc in thi mong and it sounds really good, and I recall at one time really enjoying these albums (in the right frame of mind, a phrase I seem to add often).

Chris Corner of the Sneaker Pimps formed IAMX as an independent side project, I must say I enver cared much for what I heard from Sneaker Pimps, but IAMX's fine blend of electronic/dance music coupled with Corner's versatile voice works for me at least.......you may like this if you have enjoyed some of my previous posts such as Mommy and Daddy, Peaches, Le Tigre, some of the more electronic selections I've rolled out......if you're strictly a fan of riff-rock, you may want to sit this one out.

The first album, "Kiss and Swallow", is a fine album, one of the better efforts of 2004.....quite lyrical and musically very quirky, I recommend it highly. You'd have to ask a "true beleiver" (I am not one, really) as to their opinion of album #2 "The Alternative", for me itjust doesn't work as well as "Kiss and Swallow". "Live in Warsaw" is a good live effort, I assume a good representation of the band's highly lauded live shows (I've not seen them and wouldn't feel really "comfortable", to be honest, at one of their shows)......

The next album "Kingdom of Welcome Addiction" is respectable as well, I am not going to pretend to be expert on this type of music, I know that I enjoy listening to this album, I assume that in the lonmg run that is all that matters.....I learn from Wikipedia that a remix of the album entitled "Dogmatic Infidel Comedown OK", which is an anagram of the original album's title......far too clever for me, I DO NOT happen to have the remix effort, if any of ya do, please feel free to share it with us.

In 2011 "Volatile Times" was released, for me the story was getting REALLY close to being over, I guess if you are a big fan of IAMX you'd not wish to be without this, so I'll include it here as well......I probably have not done a phenominal job of describing this act, which actually MAY be complimentary towards them. This is fairly different, and "out there" stuff, I'd bet a handfull of ya might actually like this. A larger handful are probably hoping that tomorrow brings some Dixie Witch or some Mo-Dettes or something, but you gotta take the WHOLE package......get into the right frame of mind, IAMX did some good, original work. Please check it and leave a comment, if you so desire.

KISS + SWALLOW-01 IAMX/02 Kiss and Swallow/03 Sailor/04 Naked but Safe/05 Simple Girl/06 Mercy/07 Your Joy Is My Low/08 I Like Pretending/09 You Stick It In Me/10 Skin Vision/11 Missle/12 White Suberb Impressionism/13 Heatwave/14 I Polaroids

THE ALTERNATIVE-01 Persident/02 The Alternative/03 Nightlife/04 Lulled By Numbers/05 Song Of Imaginary Beings/06 The Negative Sex/07 Bring Me Back a Dog/08 S.H.E./09 Spit It Out/11 After Every Party I Die/12 This Will Make You Love Again

LIVE AT WARSAW-01 The Alternative/02 Bring Me Back a Dog/03 The Negative Sex/04 President/05 Mercy/06 Lulled By Numbers/07 Kiss and Swallow/08 Spit It Out/09 Song of Imaginary Beings/10 Missle/11 Your Joy Is My Low

KINGDOM OF WELCOME ADDICTION-01 Nature of Inviting/02 Kingdom of Welcome Addiction/03 Tear Garden/04 My Secret Friend/05 An I For An I/06 I Am Terrified/07 Think of England/08 The Stupid, The Proud/09 You Can Be Happy/10 The Great Shipwreck of Life/11 Running/12 Rain To Sea

VOLATILE TIMES-01 I Salute You Christopher/02 Music People/03 Volatile TImes/04 Fire And WHispers/05 Dance With Me/.06 Bernadette/07 Ghosts of Utopia/08 Commanded By Voices/09 Into Asylum/10 Cold Red Light/11 Oh Beautiful Town/12 Avalanches

With my recenhistory with Zippyshare, I have nada clue as to when these links will be up to be honest......hopefully early Saturday at the same time you read these pearls of wisdom. Hope you enjoy these, if not, you know I never make ya wait TOO long for some of the hard rockin stuff!


The Horny Bitches

Rearranging some CD's in my clusterfuck of a collection, had forgotten all about this one.....ya don't think I'm gonna let THIS one get by do ya? The Horny Bitches album "13 Reasons To Fuck"? I remember listening to it a few years ago and being pretty unimpressed, but how am I to resist? "Porn-Punk"? Oh, Lord.....I can find VERY little info on the gals, not even their names (too bad too, I'm sure they are hilarious), nor can I find if they ever released another album.....their sound is something like Civit or a poor man's Distillers, and their mission is to, I suppose, "shock" with titles like "Your Ass Is a Storage Room", "Chicks With Dicks", "Gag on THis Porky Pig"......are we getting the idea or do you need hit with a sledgehammer? Personally I find it kind of gimmicky and think it tries WAY too hard, I'd rather listen to any of the first three Peaches albums (see a few weeks ago) ANYTIME over this......but anyway, I thouhgt I'd put this up there for ya, see what ya think, hardly a classic or even worth more than a single listen. But as I said, "Horny Bitches"? "13 Reasons To Fuck"? I'm hardly going to let that slide by.

13 REASONS TO FUCK-01 1800 Tie Me Up/02 Scat Lovers/.03 Chicks With Dicks/04 Your Ass Is a Storage Room/05 Choke Me/06 DP Story/07 Suck and Swallow/08 Gag On This Porky Pig/09 Lick My Big Toe/10 MILF/11 Nympho Gang

PLEEEEEEEASE leave a comment, or tell these babes where I live in Springfield Ohio, sounds like we could find some common ground for discussion!

Try to get this oh-so-necessary link up yet tonight! Bon Appetite!

The best Lurkers post ever

This is yet another of those "I'm not fuckin around" posts, the Lurkers were kick-ass all the way, and I got enough material from them here to fill a small RV. They appeared on the scene in the late 1970's, some referred to them as something of an "English Ramones" (not sure I'd TOTALLY agree, but an interesting description nonetheless). They've had several lineup shifts which I'm not going to detail, and I'm also not going to go into a bunch of detal, as to their albums because we have so very many here.....zippy-willing (they have been mag-nif-ique of late) we'll get these all up, by Sunday nihgt, but here is the Cliff's Notes: If you like 1970's Brit-punk, check these.....if you like latter-day garage punk, check these.....if you like the Ramones and think a British version of same would be cool check these.....these guys cranked out cool single after cool single, they made some DAMN good music, and deserve a mega-post of this type. The Lurkers were the absolute shit, the fact that they are so unknown in the US says WAY more about the US than about them. Download all these albums, discover that they are fuckng great, comment, comment,comment, and realize that  BigScott62 knows all, and would never  steer his minions wrong.

No shit, these are some kick ass Brit-punk/garage rock albums......you will LOVE them! Check, at the very least, the Singles Anthology as a starting point, but this is some underrrated, underappreciated shit that NEEDs to be heard. As David Bowie once said "Come on you rock n rollers".......an appropriate phrase when it comes to the kick-ass Lurkers!

BBC PUNK SESSIONS-01 Freak Shw/02 Total War/03 Then I Kissed Her/05 Be My Prisoner/06 Aint Got a Clue/07 Pills/08 I Don't Need To Tell Her/09 Jenny/10 Here Come the Bad Times/11 God's Lonely Men/12 In Room 309/13 Countdown/14 Whatever Happened to Mary/15 Take Me Back to Babylon/16 Out in the Dark/17 See the World/18 Move On/19 Cold Old Night/20 Schoolgirls/21 Pick Me Up

FULHAM FALLOUT-01 Ain't Got a Clue/02 I Don't Need To Tell her/03 Total War/04 Hey You/05 Shadow/06 Then i Kicked Her/07 Go Go Go/08 Jenny/09 Time Of Year/10 Self Destruct/11 It's Quiet Here/12 Gerald/13 I'm On Heat/14 Be My Prisoner/15 Shadow (Single Version)/16 Love Story/17 Freak Show/18 Mass Media Beleiver/19 Ooh! Ooh! I Love You/20 Pills/21 We Are the Chaos Brothers/22 Be My Prisoner/23 Total War (demo)/24 Then i Kissed Her (Demo)/25 I Love the Dark/26 Freak Show (Demo)

GOD'S LONELY MEN-01 She Knows/02 God's Lonel Men/03 Out in the Dark/04 Cyanide/05 Whatever Happened to Mary/06 Take Me Back To Babylon/07 Room 309/08 I'll Be WIth You/09 Non Contneder/10 Seven OClock Someday/11 Sleep On Diamonds/12 Bad Times/13 Just Thirteen/14 Countdown/15 Suzie is a Floozie/16 Cyandie (Pub Version) 17 New Guitar In Town/
18 LIttle Ole WIne Drinker Me/19 Cold Old Night (Demo)/20 Pick Me Up (Demo)/21 Mary's Coming Home (Demo)/22 New Guitar In Town (Demo)/23 Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Demo)

MAX'S KANSAS CITY-01 Ain't Got a Clue/02 I'll Ne With You/03 I Don't Need To Tell Her/04 Out In the Dark/05 Shadow/06 Jenny/07 It's Quiet Here

GREATEST HITS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT-01 I'm On Heat/02Cyanide/03 Pills/04 Shadow/05 Little Ol Wine Drinker Me/06 Out in the Dark/07 Feak Show/08 Jenny/09 Self Destruct/10 Ain't Got a Clue/11 Take ME Back To Babyblon/12 Total War/13 Love Story/14 Then I Kicked Her/15 I Don't Need To Tell Her/16 Just Thirteen/17 She Knows/18 New Guitar In Town

POWERJIVE-01 Powerjive/02 Lipstick and Shampoo/03 Solitaire/04 Waiting or You/05 Things Will Never Be the Same/06 The World Of Jenny Brown/07 Walk Like a Superstar/08 Go Go Girls/09 Strage Desire/10 Ravens Wing/11 I Close My Eyes/12 Lullaby

LIVE IN BERLIN-01 Freakshow/02Aint Got a Clue/03 Just Thirteen/04 Sidewinder/05 Walk Like a Superstar (Talk Like a Zombie)/06 In Soho/07 In Your Own World/08 Wolverine/09 Take Me Back to Babylon/10 Go Go Girl/11 Powerjive/12 Going Monkee Again (hey Hey Hey)/13 Self Destruct/14 Lipstick and Shampoo/15 New Guitar In Town/16 Shadow/17 Miss World/18 Don't Ask Me

BEGGARS BANQUET PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION-01 Shadow/02 Love Story/03 Freak Show/04 Mass Media Beleiver/05 Be My Prisoner (Streets LP Version)/06 Ain't Got a Clue/07 Ooh Ooh I Love You/08 Fullham Fallout Fifty/09 I Don't Need To Tell Her/10 Pills/11 Just Thirteen/12 Countdown/13 Out in the Dark/14 Cyanide/15 Suzie is a Floozie/16 Cyanide (pub Version)/17 New Guitar In Town/18 Little Ole Wine Drinker Me

AINT GOT A CLUE-01 Going Monkee Again/02 Lucky John/03 Never Had a Beach/04 Barbara Blue/05 Unfinished Business/06 King of the Mountain (Parts 1 & 2)/07 Ain't Got a Clue (live)/08 I'm On Heat (live)/09 Shadow (Live)/10 Then I Kissed Her (Live)/11 I Don't Need To Tell her (Live)/12 Pills (Live)/13 Cyanide (Live)

ON HEAT (LIVE IN BRAZIL)-01 Freakshow/02 Wolverine/03 One ay/04 Go Go Girl/05 Misery/06 In Richmond/07 Take Me Back To Babylon/08 Miss World/09 Gotta Go/10 Red Light Girl/11 Rubber Room/12 Plls/13 Go Ahead Punk/14 Ain't Got a Clue/15 New  Guitar In Town/16 Im On Heat/17 Shadow/18 Then I Kissed Her/19 Just 13/20 Unfinished Business

THE COMPLETE PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION-01 Saow/02 Love Story03 Freak Show/04 Mass Media Believer/05 Ain't Got a Clue/06 Ooh Ooh I Love You/07 I Don't Need To Tell Her/08 Pills/09 Just THirteen/10 Countdown/11 Out in the Dark/12 Cyanide/13 Suzie is a Floozie/14 Cyanide (Pub Version)/15 New Guitar In Town/16 Little Ole WIne Drinker Me/17 This Dirty Town/18 Wolf at the Door/19 Drag You Out/20 Heroin (It's All Over)/21 Frankenstein Again/22 One Man's Meat/23 Let's Dance Now (No TIme To Be Strangers)/24 Midnight Hour/25 Shut Out The Light/26 By the Heat/27 Go Ahead Punk Make My Day/28 Lucky John

LIVE FREAK SHOW 2004-01 Intro/02 Freak Show/03 Wolverine/04 Take Me Back to Babylon/05 One Day/06 Going Monkee Again/07 In Richmond/08 Rubber Room/09 Red Light Girl/10 Gotta Go/11 Pills/12 Miss World/13 I Don't Need To Tell Her/14 Misery/15 Go Ahead Punk/16 The KKK Took My Baby Away/17 New Guitar In Town/18 Ain't Got a Clue/19 I'm on Heat/20 Shadow/21 Then I Kissed Her/22 Jenny

26 YEARS-01 Ready and Loaded/02 Can't Connect/03 Waste of Space/04 In Richmond/05 Conspiracy/06 Misery/07 26 Years/08 Go Ahead Punk/09 Stop her Coming Back/10 Trance Meeting/11 Go Same/12 Roll Out the Barrel/13 Mass Media Believer/14 Funny Farm/15 Never Use That Gun

FRIED BRAINS-01 Come and Reminisce/02 You're Gone/03 Why You So Happy To Give Your Mind Away/04 Sick Transit/05 Moved Away/06 Why Were You That Way/07 Too late To Change/08 Time To Wake Up/09 Go Forward/10 Little Ole Wine Drinker Me/11 Cheryl Bunkup/12 Revenge of the Dogs/13 Punk Rock Brought us Together/14 Fried Brains

GREATEST HITS LIVE-01 Ain't Got a Clue/02 I Don't Need To Tell Her/03 Unfinished Business/04 Pills/05 Barbara Blue/06 RUbber Room/07 Just Thirteen/08 Uptown Or Downtown/09 Goig Monkee Again/10 Shadow/11 New Guitar In Town/12 Miss World/13 I'm On Heat/14 Freak Show/15 Take Me Back to Babylon/16 Then I Kissed Her/17 Drag You Out/18 Cyanide/19 Jenny

TOTALLY LURKERED- 01 Love Story/02 Freak Show/03 Be My Prisoner/04 Shadow/05 Aint Got a Clue/06 I Don't Need To Tell Her/07 Total War/08 I'm On Heat/09 Just Thirteen/10 Out In the Dark/11 Cyanide/12 God's Lonely Men/13 She Knows/14 In Room 309/15 New Guitar In Town

Well, obviously it took a little while to put that together.....Zippy has been cooperative of late, we shall see what happens with this super mega post......hope you guys like it. Look for linkis tomorrow (Tuesday) Iwould guess


The best Destroy All Monsters post,ever

Destroy All Monsters technically never released a proper "album",yet they were quite well known in punk circles in the 1970's.....I actually still have the waaaay cool vinyl 45 "Bored" b/w "You're Gonna Die".....they were something of a combination of Detroit style 1970's Stooges/MC5 punk (both Ron Ashton and Michael Davis were members at times) and Sonic Youth style experimental noise rock, all tied together by the voice of vocalist Niagra, who looked a bit like Death warmed over, charitably, or, more accurately, like Death without the warmth.

They were quite well know for their live shows as well, one of which we have docmuented here......this is NOT really "great" stuff, this is the kind of stuff that perhaps you ahve read about and never actually heard. The aforementioned single is REALLY a good one, other than that it is pretty hit-and-miss.

The EP "Bored" is a collection of the band's singles, which, I am not kidding, includes a cover of Kiss' "Detroit Rock City"......if you are going to dabble, I recommend doing so here, ohaps the live album, which is undated and also not located (I assume Detroit, on't think they ventured out of there that often), which has some sound issues but does include a different version of "Bored" and of course the "classic" "Anyone Can Fuck Her".

Sometime in the decade of the 1990's Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth released a three disc set of Destroy All Monsters stuff, I mean this must be eery note they ever recorded. I have only two discs of it, can't for the life of me locate the third one, but let me tell you, THEY ARE NOT VERY GOOD (at least these two).....they lean WAY more to the experimental/Sonic Youth side of the band than to the rocking/Stooges side of things, this is a curiosity that may or may not be of interest to you.....the two discs that I DO have are entitled "Gospel Crusade" and "Crying In Bed", the title of the missing third disc is not coming blazing to mind right now, if you happen to have it, please share, I am sure it sucks, but I'd still really like to hear it.

This is one band whose "legend" is MUCH greater than their actual body of work......but as always, some good stuff can be found if we search......"Bored" and "You're Gonna Die" still rock the house every time for me, and you GOTTA love a song called "Anyone Can Fuck Her".......RIGHT?

Looked it up....the third disc is entitled "To the Throne of Chaos", love to hear it if any of you guys have it!

BORED-01 Bored/02 You're Gonna Die/03 November 22 1963/04 Meet the Creeper/05 Nobody Knows/06 What Do I Get/07 Mommy and Daddy's Pussies/08 Detroit Rock City

LIVE-01 Anyone Can Fuck Her/02 Bored/03 Party Girl/04 Fast City/05 Go Away/06 Having It All/07 Boots/08 Little Boyfriend/09 November 22 1963/10 Right Stuff/11 Ground Zero

GOSPEL CRUSADE 1974-76-01 To Planet M2-40/02 Siren/03Gonga/04 Hungry For Death/05 Blow Hole/06 Nixonoxin/07 Ride the Fuzz/08 Vampire/09 Drone/10 Jungle Cracker/11 Church/12 Mack the Knife/13 Shiver/14 Bounce/15 Paranoid of Blondes/16 Indian War Beat/17 Bird SOng of Detroit/18 Take Me With You/19 Base/20 Into/21 Energy Is Happening/22 Egypto/23 You Can't Kill Kill/24 Low and Warped/25 Gospel Crusade

CRYING IN BED-01 Imagine/02 Jam Smear/03 T.H. Queen/04 Puke Like a Mother Fucker/05 The Pothead Speaks/06 Squat March/07 Whistle Space/08 It Hurts Me/09 Wahs/10 From the Edgar Cayce FOundation/11 I Love You But Yo're Dead/12 Electro Banshee/13 Metal/14 That's My Ideal/15 Space Beat/16 Go For It/17 Charlie/18 Japanophile/19 Noodlin/20 Useless Life/21 The Depressed Horn/22 Alien Love Call/23 Evil Works/24 Fades Before 5/25 Cosmo Beat/26 What a Beauty!/27 Ann Arbor BLues

Links in a while I hope, maybe not till morning, gotta go plow a little of the white stuff!

The best Fiery Furnaces post, ever

Welcome me back, I've been away from the blog for a day, believe it or not to escort my wife to a Pink concert, and, beleive it or not again, enjoying it quite a bit. Pink is a fine entertainer and REALLY puts out live, a very awesome visual experience....as for the music, well, I've heard LOTS worse, including in particular the Hives who opened and whom I have always thought sucked and who did little to change my opinion Wedensday night.....don't worry I am NOT going to do a post "about" Pink", that would be limited to my wet dreams regarding her, but lets touch on someone I've wanted to do for a while, the Fiery Furnaces, one of my favorite, and most original, acts of the past decade or so......THIS IS NOT going to be for everyone, but I really DO love these guys and wanted to give them some props.

The Fiery Furnaces formed  Brooklyn NY, they are composed of brother/sister tandem of vocalist Elanor Friedberger and guitarist Matthew Friedberger, a brother/sister combo (ONCE AGAIN allow me to point out how many great bands of the recent era were male/female duos: Mommy and Daddy, The Raveonettes, The Kills, The White Stripes, The Fiery Furnaces, SAMAX (haven't heard from you guys in a while!).....anyway, the Friedbergers are awesome, and produce some WAAAAAY out there sounds, and then turn around and reinvent the whole thing in their brain-mashing live shows.

They released their first album "Gallowsbird's Bark" in 2002, it's loaded with some of their better songs, such as "Tropical Iceland", "Athsma Attack", "Don't Dance Her Down", and "Leaky Tunnel", all very cool tracks that would later be absolutley blown apart by killer live versions of the same. This is very unique stuff, can't think of a sngle thing to compare it to, I love Elanor's incredible vocals and Matthew's guitar wizardry.

Album #2 "Blueberry Boat", in  my view, is quite good as well, it did not receive a lot of critical acclaim, the lead off track "Quay-Cur" is ALL over the place in ten minutes, when we talk about "alternative" music we throw that term around REALLY loosely, but where the hell else can you slot an act like this? The album also contains "Chris Michaels" and "My Dog Was Lost But Now He's Found".......fine stuff, again, which would later be bowlderized into steaming in-concert versions.

Next they released "EP", this is an actual TITLE not a designation.....it rounds up some thier singles and B-sides and a couple of new tracks, the highlight being a fine reworking of the folk standard "Single Again", which was released as a single to attempt to gain the band some sort of mainstream exposure.

2005 brought "Rehearsing My Choir".....I am NOT crazy about this album, it is a very ambitious effort in which the Friedberger's GRANDMOTHER narrates stories about her life, for me it really doesn't work, I know some who do praise it, judge for yourself.

Album #5 was entitled "Bitter Tea" and seemed to be searching a bit for mainstream acceptance, don't think it really worked out that way for them, but, again, some good songs here, ("Benton Harbor Blues", "I'm in No Mood"), if you like the Furnaces, there is a good chance this is your favorite album by them.....I really like the bizarre leadoff track "In My Little Thatched Hut"......

Next, in 2007, they released yet another fine album, one of the better efforts of that year "Widow City", which contains the wonderful "The Philadelphia Grand Jury", the very cool "Clear Signal From Cairo",  and lots of other cool stuff, VERY few bands mature/age as well as these kids have. They released, that same year, a live compilation, "Remember" that I have been looking for ever since 2007 and have NEVER ONCE seen or heard of a copy, I wonder seriously whether it truly exists.

In 2009 they released their SEVENTH studio album, "I'm Going Away", for my money it is a success as well, but as you can probably tell I REALLY like these guys, it's another fine collection of Elanor's awesome vocals and the instrumental dexterity of Matthew. Truly, these guys were one of the most unappreciated bands of the so-called "alternative" era, when bands like Pearl Jam, who, in all honesty, sounded like 1000 OTHER hard rock bands wore the label of "alternative", THIS band was REALLY alternative, impossible of being compared to ANYONE else.

In thier typical way of doing things, they released an album entitled "Take Me Round Again", which featured DIFFERENT VERSIONS of the songs on "I'm Going Away".....It is a Fiery Furnaces trademard to take their songs and constantly reinvent them (live, at least), this is a studio version of the same, and, again, I have NEVER seen of heard of a single copy of it.....woule LOVE to have one, attention all minions!

OK, that WOULD be, perhaps the end of  the story, and it would not be ALL THAT exciting of a story, except for this: Thier live shows are off the charts awesome. They are one band that is many, many times greater on stage than in the studio. As I alluded to above they have released one "official" live album (that I have never even seen a copy of), but I do have several boots here that paint the proper picture of them live. if you are dabbling, this is one of the VERY few bands that I would advise you to begin dabbling with the live boots, they are tremendous.

Let us begin with one of the greatest "unoffical" live boots I have ever heard from ANYONE, "Washington DC 6/30/06"....this is an incredible set, not a single dull moment on it, as they take their catalouge and completely STAND IT ON IT'S HEAD,. Elanor is generally the focal poinnt on record, but on stage, Matthew can be just incredible.....If you are dabbling, PLEASE try this one, and THEN GO BACK and listen to the studio versions of these tracks, you will be amazed. Geez, I don't even know where to start....a great opening version of "Chris Michaels"....a fine "Athsma Attack"....great versions of "Don't Dance Her Down" and "Single Again", but the TRUE highlight is the absolute smoked up version of "Leaky Tunnel/Tropical Iceland" which redefines these tunes (espeically the latter)......if you have never heard this album (most haven't) you are doing yourself an injustice.

What else we got? "Live On KCRW 2007" contains some later material, a lot from "Widow City", and is a good look at their live shows as well (not as good as the DC set), and a couple of MORE sets from right around the same time, both late 2007, one from Portland Oregon and one from Ausitn Texas......I recommend them both ONCE YOU GET INTO this band, these recordings are gems that I love and want to share with EVERYONE.

I have here also a super-rartity, the Furnaces appearing on "Lounge Acts" on WOXY, unsure of the date, but if you happen to  a fan of these folks, (as I obviously am, after all this), you'll want to add this radio performance as well.

The Fiery Furnaces were not/are not for everyone......they incorporate a LOT of elements into their music that for some are hard to deal with........BUT I think they are great, YOU may hate them and that is fine too......but that Washington DC set for my money is a five star bootleg, and fairly hard to track down, so if some of you at least appreciate THAT one it will be worth it........

See ya tomorrow with God only knows what?

GALLOWSBIRD'S BARK-01 South is Only a Home/02 Im Gonna Run/03 Leaky Tunnel/04 Up In the North/05 Inca Rag/Name Game/06 Asthma Attack/07 Don't Dance Her Down/08 Crystal Clear/09 Two Fat Feet/10 Bow Wow/11 Gale Blow/12 Worry Worry/13 Bright Blue Tie/14 Tropical Icelande/15 Rub-Alcohol Blues/16 We Got Back the Plague

BLUEBERRY BOAT-01Quay Cur/02 Straight Street/03 Blueberry Boat/04 Chris Michaels/05 Paw Paw Tree/06 My Dog Was Lost But Know He's Found/07 Mason City/08 Chief Inspector Blanchfelmer/09 Spanisbited/10 1917/11 Birdie Brain/12 Turning Round/13 Wolf Note

EP-01 Single Again/02 Here Comes the Summer/03 Evergreen/04 Sing For Me/05 Tropical Iceland/06Duffer St. George/07 Smelling Cigarettes/08 Cousin Chris/09 Sweet Spots/10 Sullivan's Social Club

REHEARSING MY CHOIR-01 The Garfield El/02 The Wayward Grandaughter/03 A Candymaker's Knife in My Handbag/04 We Wrote Letters Every Day/05 Forty Eight Twenty Three Twenty Second Street/06 Guns Under the Counter/07 Seven Silver Curses/08 Though Let's Be Fair/09 Slavin Away/10 Rehearsing My Choir/11 Does It Remind You Of When

BITTER TEA-01 In My Little Thatched Hut/02 I'm In No Mood/03 Black Hearted Boy/04 Bitter Tea/05 Teach me Sweetheart/06 Waiting To Know You/07 The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry/08 Oh Sweet Words/09 Bornero/10 Police Sweater Blood Vow/11 Nevers!/12 Benton Harbor Blues/13 Whistle Rhapsody

WIDOW CITY-01 The Philadelphia Grand Jury/02 Duplexes of the Dead/03 Automatic Husband/04 Ex-Guru/05 Clear Signal From Cairo/06 My Egyptian Grammer/07 The Old Hag Is Sleeping/08 Japanese Slippers/09 Navy Nurse/10 Uncle Charlie/11 Right By Consent/12 Restorative Beer/13 Wicker Whatnots/14 Cabaret of the Seven Devils/15 Pricked In the Heart/16 Widow City

I'M GOING AWAY-01 I'm Going Away/02 Drive to Dallas/03 The End Is Near/04 Charmaine Champagne/05 Cut the Cake/06 Even in the Rain/07 Staring at the Steeple/08 Ray Bouvier/09 Keep Me In the Dark/10 Lost at Sea/11 Cups & Punches/12 Take Me Round Again

WASHINGTON DC 6/30/06-01 Chris Michaels/02 Crystal Clear/03 Straight Street/04 Police Sweater Blood Vow/My Dog Was Lost But Now He's Found/05 Athsma Attack/06 Benton Harbor Blues/07 Quay Kur/08 The Garfield El/The Candlemaker's Knife In My handbag/09 Evergreen/10 Teach me Sweetheart/11 Waiting To Know You/12 I'm in No Mood/13 Leaky Tunnel/Tropical Iceland/14 Single Again/15 Don't Dance Her Down/16 Blueberry Boat/17 Up In the North/18 Chief Inspector Blancheflower/19 Slaving Away/20 Bitter Tea/21 Rub-Alcohol Blues

KCRW 10/23/07-01 Intro/02 Duplexes of the Dead/03 Automatic Husband/04 Ex-Guru/05 My Egyptian Grammar/06 Japanese Slippers/07 Widow City/08 Interview/09 Navy Nurse/10 The Philadelphia Grand Jury/11 Clear Signal From Cairo/12 Outro

AUSTIN TEXAS 10/27/07 (EMO'S)-01 Inca Rag/Name Game/02 Birdie Brain/03 Navy Nurse/04 Duplexes of the Dead/05 Automatic Husband/06 Ex-Guru/07 Straight Street/08 My Egyptian Grammar/09 Evergreen/10 Black-hearted Boy/11 Bitter Tea/12 Japanese Slipper/13 Widow City/14 Restorative Beer/15 The Garfield El/Candymaker's Knife In My Handbag/16 Forty Eight Twenty Three Twenty Second Street/17 Seven Silver Curses/18 Slavin' Away/19 The Philadelphia Grand dJury/20 Clear Signal From Cairo/21 Encore Break/22 Blueberry Boat/23 My Dog Was Lost But Now He's Found/24 Tropical Iceland

PORTLAND OREGON 10/17/07 (ALADDIN THEATER)-01 Intro/02 The Philadelphia Grand Jury/03 Navy Nurse/04 My Egyptian Grammar/05 Evergreen/06 Duplexes of the Dead/Automatic Husband/Ex-Guru/07 Name Game/Birdie Brain/08 Right By Conquest/09 Black-Hearted Boy/Bitter Tea/10 The Garfield El/11 Candymakers Knife In My Handbag/4823 22nd Street/12 Seven Silver Curses/13 Slavin Away/14 Japanese Slippers/15 Widow City/16 Clear Signal From Cairo/17 Don't Dance Her Down/Single Again/18 My Dog Was Lost But Now He's Found/19 Restorative Beer

WOXY LOUNGE ACTS-01 (unsplit tracks)

The links will be up when they are up......zippy has been treamendous as of late, so they may be up tonight yet but I sure wouldn't bet Mom's meth money on it.

The best Ian Hunter post ever


For the most part, Ian Hunter WAS Mott the Hoople, as much as I hate to admit that.....his overwhelming personality trumped all, Mott albums such as "All the Young Dudes" and "Mott" would have been TOTALLY forgotten relics had it not been for Hunter's genius......his solo career also had sparks of brilliance, (Mott the Hoople's post-Ian Hunter efforts, "Drive On" and "Pointing and Shouting", are two of perhaps the worst recorded albums in the history of music)

Hunter's first post-Mott solo LP is damn near a classic, a simply classic rock n roll album, with the fantastic "Once Bitten Twice Shy" which was later covered by some ridiculous hair metal band in a suck-shit version, the great "Who Do You Love", and the mind-disolving slide guitar classic "The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothing But the Truth" which is, I don't know, one of maybe the underappreciated tracks in rock history? Brilliant "solo" debut, but there was yet more to come....."All American Alein Boy" is a fine effort as well, there are some great tunes here ("Rape", "You Nearly Did Me In", "Appathy 83"(sample lyric: "There ain't no rock n roll no more, just music of the rich"), and especially, "God (Take 1)" (lyrically a very odd conversation between Ian and the Lord, lyrically there are some VERY clever moments, opening line: "Oh, God said to me, gonna kick your ass")....Hunter had some great songs still in his cranium, this is nearly as fine an album as his solo debut.

Next came "You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic", which is a fine album as well, an unusual circumstance for a rocker "striking out on his own" after leaving "his" band......but this album is an amazing triumph as well, "Just Another Night" and "Cleveland Rocks" are great, "Standin In My Light" ("they tke my pictures off the walls, I still won't trade with the pay of the New York Dolls") and "Wild East" are good, and "Ships" (in the GUESS WHAT?) was covered by (wait for it) Barry Manilow for which Hunter more money than he made in his entire career with Mott as well as his solo career........life can be so ironic at times......ANYWAY.....

Hunter has released several albums since "Schizophrenic", none of them have really impressed me a lot, I am including "Overnight Angels" simply because I happen to have a copy (it ain't much), but he did release a pretty good live LP."Welcome to the Club", which is a fair-to-good three sided live effort, including some  great Mott material ("All the Young Dudes", "All the Way from Memphis" for example), as well as some of Ian's solo work.....it is a fine album, actually, and the fourth side includes some new Hunter studio material including two fine new rockers("We Gotta Get Out of Here","Man O War")

Gotta coupla boots here, don't get too excited, the sound quality is somethig "less than stellar"...."Drunk on Wine and Wisdom" is not dated and is credited to the "Hunter/Ronson Band", while not great it does include some rare tracks such as "England Rocks" and "Traitor".

We have a 1975 Hunter boot from Detroit, which is frankly fairly awful, if you are a Mott/Hunter fanatic have at it.....and a 1989 Hunter/Ronson Band BBC Boot from 1989, which is not bad and contains some material not available on the previous releases.

Hunter has released other albums since "You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic"....other than the lame "Overnight Angels" I don't think I've ever heard any of them,(I think I may have heard "Short Back and Sides" and, if I recall, pretty much considered it the "write him off" moment of a fine and brilliant career) nor do I want to, especially......memo to Ian Hunter: "It's a mighty long way down rock n roll, and as your name gets hot then your heart grows cold".........hey, Ian.....THEN your name gets cold. In the 1970's/early 80's he was as bad-ass as they come though, BOTH fronting one of the best bands of an era AS WELL AS turning in a VERY VERY good few solo albums before the final turn towards suckville. Without question one of the finest and most important artists of that most crucial (and best) of rock n roll decades, those fantastic 1970's.........

IAN HUNTER-01 Once Bitten Twice Shy/02 Who Do you Love/03 Lounge Lizard/04 Boy/05 3000 Miles From Here/06 The Truth, the Whole Truth, Nothing But the Truth/07 It Ain't Easy When You Fall/08 Shades Off/09 I Get So Excited

ALL AMERICAN ALIEN BOY-01 Letter to Britania From the Union Jack/02 All American Alien Boy/03 Irene Wilde/04 Rape/05 You Nearly Did Me In/06 Apathy 83/18 God (take 1)/19 Restless Youth

YOU'RE NEVER ALONE WITH A SCHIZOPHRENIC-01 Just Another Night/02 Wild East/03 Cleveland Rocks/04 Ships/05 When the Daylight Comes/06 Life After Death/07 Standin' In My Light/08 Bastard/09 The Outsider

WELCOME TO THE CLUB-01 FBI/02 Once Bitten Twice SHy/03 Angeline/04 Laugh At Me/05 All The Way From Memphis/06 I Wish I Was Your Mother/07 Irene Wilde/08 Just Another Night/09 Cleveland Rocks/10 Standin' In My Light/11 Bastard/12 Walkin With a Mountain/Rock N Roll Queen/13 All The Young Dudes/14 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue/15 We Gotta Get Out Of Here/16 Silver Needles/17 Man O War/18 Sons and Daughters

OVERNIGHT ANGELS-01 Golden Opportunities/02 Shallow Crystals/03 Overnight Angels/04 Broadway/05 Justice of the Peace/06 (Miss) SIlver Dime/07 Wild N Free/08 The Ballad of Little Star/09 To Love a Woman

DRUNK ON WINE AND WISDOM-01 Intro/02 FBI/03 Once Bitten Twice Shy//04 Life After Death/05 Laugh at Me/06 Letter to Brittania From the Union Jack/07 Just Another Night/08 Angeline/09 Standin' In My Light/10 Bastard/11 Cleveland Rocks/12 England Rocks (rare A-Side)/13 I'm the Teacher (soundtrack)/14 All American Alien Boy (Single Version)/15 Traitor (B Side)/16 Great Expectations (soundtrack)

DETROIR 1975-01 The Truth THe Whole Truth Nothin'm But the Truth/02 Lounge Lizard/03 Unknown/04 Who Do You Love/05 White Light/White Heat/06 Boy/07 Unknown/08 Once Bitten Twice Shy/09 Roll Away the Stone/10 Unknown/11 All the Way From Memphis/12 All the Young Dudes/13 Encore

HUNTER/RONSON BBC 2/15/89-01 Once Bitten Twice Shy/02 How Much More Can I Take/03 Big N LIttle Love/04 Following In Your Footsteps/05 Just Another Night/06 Sweet Dreamer/07 (Give Me Back My) Wings/08 Standin' In My Light/09 Bastard/10 The Loner/11 You're Never Too Small to Hit the Big Time/12 All the Way From Memphis/13 Irene Wilde

Links will be up when they are up, zippy has gopne back to it's previous, inconsistent self......oh well, it was a great week!

Be whisking away to the magical land of Strat-O-Matic baseball here in an hour or so, perfect plan would be I cet the remaining two discs to upload (ITunes seems to be having reading a couple of these CD's, they are REALLY old), but should I succeed, I wll get them all started in Zippy, who will do me right and have everything uploaded after I go kick some Strat O Matic ass, I'll return and post the links before midnight.........hopefully that's how it goes.

Dunno WHAT I'll put up tomorrow, but you know it will be something GREAT.......by the way the ultimate in congratulations to my son Grant Miller for being named Most Valuable Player of his High School JV Team as a freshman (he also got PLENTY of varstity playing time).....making it MORE impressive is the fact that he missed seven games with a bad leg injury, but in my highly prejudiced opinion, it was still a sound and logical selection. I hope to see him win three more of them, then maybe one or 2 in college? World's proudest Daddy, give me a LITTLE latitude for a minute!

The best Mondo Generator Post, ever

Something of a stoner rock super project, many of the "legends" of the genre have appeared under the monkier of Mondo Generator. I'll try to summarize their history as best I can with some help from Wikipedia. Formed in 1997 as song of a Queens of the Stone Age/Kyuss side-project by Nick Oleveri, Brandt Bjork, Josh Homme, Rob Oswald and Karl Doyle, they threw together an album entitled "Cocaine Rodeo".....if you didn't know any better you'd simply swear it was a great lost QOTSA album, down to the titles ("Another Tension Head", "Miss Mary Gets a Boob Job", "Dead Insects".......you get the idea. The band/project emerged a few years laer with "A Drug Problem That Never Existed" (detect any themes running through this?).....this time getting help from stoner notables such as Mark Lanegan and Molly McGuire as well as the previous participants, might as well toss up some of the goofier titles for ya just fer a laugh: "Meth I Hear You Callin'", "Girls Like Christ".......I happen to love stuff like this, but you know, sometimes the "drug-fueled "zaniness" " tends to feel a tiny bit forced. Whatever.

So, evidently, Oliveri was fired from QOTSA by Homme and took on the Mondo Generator moniker for his own.....resulting in a more "permanent" band type thing rather than simply a Kyuss/QOTSA offshoot project, and in 2007 the album "Dead Planet" resulted....I have kind of mixed opinions on it, while it actually doesn't really "get it done" for me as much as the previous two albums, it does have more of it's own "identity" and really isn't bad. Not a "future forgotten classic", but not bad. I also have the Australian version, entitled "Dead Planet: Sonicslowmotiontrails", which has NO additional material and merely revises the track sequence, why I have both I'll never know, but I am not going to put the Aussie version up, same music, actually......

Since then they have put up some sporadic efforts, 2010's EP "Dog Food", and a VERY recent effort (just last year!) "Hell Comes To Your Heart" which I am fairly certain that although I have it back there, I don't think I have ever listened to it, so I will withhold the critique......let me throw in Oliveri's 2009 solo effort "Death Acoustic" (really surprisingly good) and you about have it.

I try to hit on a lot of different segments of the music I listen to with these posts. Sometimes I am putting up someone like Ian Hunter (yesterday), for my money one of the most important and significant figures in rock n roll history, or, like today,someone like Mondo Generator, who in ten years will be 99% forgotten........but there is some good stuff on these albums, obviously if you are a fan of Kyuss or Queens of the Stone Age you'll want to check these out to "complete the picture" if you haven't previously.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday my loves, and I'm really not doing shit today, so back to the shelves I go to find something (hopefully) cool to talk about/write about/present to you tomorrow. Until then, love yourselves and love each other!

COCAINE RODEO-01 13th Floor/02 Shawnette/03 Uncle Tommy/04 Miss Mary Gets a Boob Job/05 Unless I Can Kill/06 Pigman/07 Simple Exploding Man (Extended Version)/08 I Want You To Die/09 Dead Insects/10 Cocaine Rodeo/11 Another Tension Head

A DRUG PROBLEM THAT NEVER EXISTED-01 Meth I Hear You Callin'/02 Here We Come/03 So High, So Low/04 Do the Headright/05 Open Up and Bleed For Me/06 All I Can Do/07 Fuck You I'm Free/08 Detroit//09 Me And You/10 Like You Want/11 Girls Like Christ/12 Day I Die/13 Jr High Love/14 Four Corners

DEAD PLANET-01 Basket Case/02 I Never Sleep/03 All the Way Down/04 She Only Owns You/05 Lie Detector/06 Mental Hell/07 All Systems Go/08 Like a Bomb/09 So High/10 Sonicslowmotiontrails/11 Take Me Away/12 Life of Sin/13 Paper Thin/14 Sam Hell/15 There She Goes Again/16 Bloody Hammer/17 Sleep the Lie Away

DOG FOOD (EP)-01 Dog Food/02 Smashed Apart/03 This Isn't Love/04 Green Machine/05 Endless Vacation (Live)/06 Bloody Hammer (Live)/07 Dungaree High (Live)/08 Pushed Aside (live)

HELL COMES TO YOUR HEART-01 Dead Silence/02 The Way I Let You Down/03 Burn the Bridge/04 Won't Let Go/05 Like the Sky/06 This Isn't Love/07 The Dirt Beneath/08 Hang 'em High/09 Central Nervous System High School/10 Smashed Apart/11 Night Calls/12 The Last Train

(NICK OLEVERI) DEATH ACOUSTIC-01 Start a Fight/02 Invisible Like the SKy/03 Dairy Queen/04 I'm Gonna Leave You/05 Love Has Passed Me By/06 U BLow/07 Hybrid Momets/08 Unless I Can Kill/09 Follow Me/10 Oulaw Scumfuc/11 Jealous Again/12 Chainsan Shackles (with Slash)

I be working on the link, just as hard as I can.....I'll hopefully get the up tonight.....still thinking about that Pink concert the other night, a phrase I'll use for not the first (and far from the last) time......"As long as I have a face, Pink will never, ever, under any circumstances, lack for a place to sit!"

The best Olivelawn post ever

A pretty obscure entry today, San Diego's Olivelawn whom cranked out two pretty interesting grungy/punk albums in the early 1990's......they consisted of singer Mike Olson, guitarist O, drummer  Eddie Glass, and Bassist Johnny Donhowe......they had a haeavy, sludgy sound, influenced by, oh, say, Sabbath, the Stooges, the MC5....the normal suspects......interestingly enough, though, Eddie Glass would later join Fu Manchu and then even later form the very fab Nebula. These are a couple of unknown gems here, DO NOT miss out.......the definition of great, undiscovered rock n roll that needs to be HEARD!

SAP-01 College Volume Pedal/02 Minnesota/03 Kent State/04 Horray For Flipping/05 Who's Playing God Today/06 Future Now/07 I Was So Into You/08 Roses/09 Piltdown Man/10 4^2 (Slight Return)/11 Cats Meow/12 Mom's Farm

SOPHOMORE JINX!-01 Hate/02 Major Label BLues/03 Too SLow/04 Beautiful Feeling/05 555/06 I Only Love Myself/07 Earthquake/08 Trick Or Treat/09 Burner/10 Heard It On The X/11 Season In Hell

I know, I know, you never "heard of them".......this is on you don't want to miss, a couple of good, solid, unknown albums......be the envy of your friends, and make them think you are "on the cutting edge!"