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Brian - The R•diohead Covers Project


(NOTE: Though I'm careful with the band name I cannot write a post this involved without using the song titles. It would be too much of a headache. So, let's hope...ALSO, this post is gonna be a STICKY at the top for a while. so there will be newer posts under it.)

OH MY GOD, is this one good!!! I mean, really, with no hyperbole - and no small amount of pride, either - this is one of the top 3 covers comps I've ever come up with. It's just that good; I mean, I'm the one who made it and even I don't know how it happened! My favorite kind of cover projects are the ones that seem to come together on their own. The Alice In Coverland post comes to mind, or Bowie, or The Purple One. This collection of R•diohead covers was like that, after some false starts. My usual MP3 sites were giving up some interesting versions of songs, but not enough. So I did what I do usually only as a last resort - I went on YouTube. 

And this entire compilation opened up to me! I found some more famous names, sure, but what amazed me was all the great live covers by smaller indie bands, university ensembles, jazz bands, foreign groups, and people making music at home. I mean, the entire fucking planet loves R•diohead! While I avoided recordings of standard tribute cover bands (especially barroom cell phone vids), I was intrigued by some of the other groups I found. There was such a wealth of covers, I was afraid of sorting them all out. But I went with my ears and my gut, and I let this thing take its own shape. 

And in the end, this turned out just like the Bowie comp, even down to writing every track name down on a piece of paper and shuffling them. It's also divided into three "discs", each timed at just shy of 80 minutes should anyone feel the need to burn these. And since there were some I couldn't decide between, like the Bowie project each volume is bracketed by dual covers: "Creep" for #1, "High and Dry" for #2, and (interestingly) "Street Spirit" for #3. I chose not to be a cover completist since what I'd already found came to exactly 4 hours of music. So please don't leave any suggestions, OK? I've heard enough R•diohead songs lately. 

The only album that is completely represented is OKComputer. BendsKidA, and Rainbows each have 7. Pablo and Amnesiac have 5, Hail and MoonShaped have 4, while KOL has three covers taken from it.

This collection sounds great! The only track that is a bit dodgy is John Frusciante's live version of "Lucky", but Jonder cleaned it up well. Everything else is a HQ mp3 file or was ripped from HQ video. Jonder helped big time, editing down some of the tracks. And his son went ahead and made covers for me. So, thanks boys. YOU ARE IN STORE FOR AWESOME, PEOPLE!!! And if you see a "YT", that is a link to that specific sourced YouTube vid. So, let's get the famous names out of the way....

Jimmy Eat World deliver a heart-on-the-sleeve version of "Stop Whispering", probably R•diohead's purest pop tune. Weezer [YT] perform a great cover of "Paranoid Android", though Rivers Cuomo does change some of the lyrics (harrumph). The Flaming Lips deliver a wistful version of "Knives Out", from their Fight Test EPAnd Gnarls Barkley's [---] cover of "Reckoner", maaaan.... if you've ever doubted Ceelo Green, just hear those first notes he sings; your hair will stand up!

Deadmau5's great cover of "Codex" sounds like it could be in a Michael Mann movie. The faithful cover of "The Bends" is by none other than Anthrax, from their 1998 Inside Out EP. And oh boy, everybody sit down.... That devastating, killer version of "Optimistic" is performed by Hanson. Yes, HANSON. Give it a listen, you'll believe! And as mentioned earlier, John Frusciante does a great version of "Lucky".

And after auditioning many (MANY!) versions of "Creep", one of the ones I picked was the one by Korn [---], from their 2007 Un-plugged show. The intro is touching, and the performance is very nuanced. It's interesting that they use the bass drum to replace the stuttered chords at the start of the chorus. And also oddly, none of the other "Creep" covers I listened to attempted to try the riff either. And - a nice surprise here - I have Toots and the Maytals performing a sunny version of "Let Down".
And that's it for famous people. Now, the unknown ensemble groups perform some of the best covers here. The R•diohead Ensemble of the Berklee School of Music is featured twice [YT], [YT ], turning in a sexy and ethereal "Nude", as well as a great "Morning Bell". Also coming from academia, there is the R•diohead Jazz Project of Lawrence University, [YT] performing a groovy, brass-led rendition of "Bodysnatchers". Check out the videos for these three.
The Paul Dunton Orchestra [YT] performs a driving cover of "Jigsaw Falling Into Place", that also has great vocals! The Portland Cello Project (feat Adam Shearer) [YT] absolutely blow "Exit Music (For A Film)" out of the water, just amazing! And the version of "Black Star" is by a non-audition public choir from Victoria, BC called... um, The Choir [YT]. The first time I watched the video this came from, I wept. It was just so moving to see this big group of regular people covering such a personal, singular song. That was when I committed to this comp having the aesthetic that it does. And lastly, the piano-and-opera-vocal version of "I Will" is by Monta Martinsone and Artyom Musaelov [YT]

Austin group Mother Falcon released a front-to-back cover album of OK that was called MF Computer, which I grabbed two tracks from, "Fitter Happier", and a version of "Electioneering" that manages to rock even without guitars! The Easy Star All Stars' dub reggae cover of "Climbing Up the Walls" still manages to carry some real menace, and comes from their album called (heh) RadiodreadSecret Society's faithful-yet-dance-ish cover of "Planet Telex" comes from the tribute album Anyone Can Play R•diohead.

From the (online only?) tribute Exit Music: Songs With Radio Heads, a group called L.O. Freq performs a moody, acoustic cover of "Blow Out". And to honor the three (!) different string quartet R•diohead tributes, I chose the Vitamin String Quartet's version of "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi". And did you know there have been two R•diohead lullaby music tributes? From the Rockabye Baby one, I chose a sonically beautiful rendition of "There There". Great on headphones!

Multi-instrumentalist Marissa Nadler sings an even-wearier cover of "No Surprises" that I just love. I get goosebumps every time I hear it. Cut from the same cloth is Camille O'Sullivan's heartbreaking and dreamy version of "True Love Waits". My God! That track is from her album ChangelingBella Ruse [YT ] sings an equally haunting "Like Spinning Plates". These gals just nail it!

Two more good covers come from R•diohead's most recent album MoonShapedPoolLlargo's [YT] cover of "Daydreaming" is beautiful with that ethereal guitar sound. And metal band Johari [----] deliver a smashing, Isis-tinged take of "Burn the Witch". The album only came out a few months ago, and there's already great interpretations out there!

I'm not familiar with iLonely and Sombra, but I like their acoustic version of "You and Whose Army?" Tanya O'Callaghan [YT ]and friends perform a "15 Step" with real soulful vocals, while still holding a tech-sounding edge. For a change of pace, the group Children Slyness drops a very dubstep cover of "Pearly". The kids should love it...

Belém - who I think is the singer for a Spanish group, hard to find info - drops a faithful acoustic version of "Thinking About You". I don't know the group Blizzar B [YT ], but that's a great close-harmony take of "2+2=5". UK singer-songwriter Daniel Cavanagh performs a tender and moving "How To Disappear Completely", from his album Memory & Meaning.


Did you know KidA and Amnesiac were secretly jazz albums? Given the workout that "National Anthem" and "Pyramid Song" are given, I think so. Atomic's "Pyramid" is a nice post-bop kind of take - sounding like Miles in '63 - and Perhaps Contraption's "Anthem" has a stomping groove. Also in a jazz vein is Postmodern Jukebox ft. Hayley Reinhart's [YT] cover of "Creep". It's a torch song reading, but for me it still goes to the forlorn longing of the original...gorgeous!

And yes, I know of Richard Cheese's cover of "Creep", but I didn't want to go funny with that song. But to acknowledge his love of the group - I particularly like the cover of his album OK Bartender - I used his version of "Airbag" to start everything off strange.


This is kind of a blanket term I'm using to refer to the amateurs and pros here who performed their songs at home. I was gonna avoid homemade versions initially (type in "Creep" and "acoustic", I dare ya). However, I came across many songs (most of them studio-quality), that I liked very much. And I wanted the comp to reflect that aspect of how everybody, even everyday people, have taken R•diohead to heart.

Hayley Richman [---] has many covers of R•diohead songs on YouTube, with a lot of views, so I wanted to use her at some point. So, I picked her cover of "Identikit". It's a good version; I like her voice, reminds me of an Icelandic singer almost. And check that photo: gal's got a nice pad! Tara Rice [YT] delivers a great homemade cover of "Lotus Flower". The video is cool; it shows her doing all the percussion herself.
I had a hell of a time trying to find "Anyone Can Play Guitar". Even harder given that there's a web instruction show called that! Finally found this version by the Rocket Brothers [YT ]. I can only assume it's home studio stuff. Well recorded, and the guy's got a great voice, though European diction on some words, German maybe? Sounds of Venus [YT] is another small group, and their acoustic cover of "Give Up the Ghost" has some really haunting (pun, sorry) vocal harmonies.

The cover song that made me change my mind about homemade solo acoustic performances is the cover of "High and Dry" here by a girl named Kayla L [YT]. It's gotten 41,000 views, it's played with heart, and I really like her earnest, elfin, almost weightless singing voice. Great version, and you gotta admit, she's easy on the eyes...


Somehow, ukuleles and banjos weave their way through these discs, even more than the jazz. First up is a reappearance of Amanda Palmer, performing "Fake Plastic Trees", from that R•diohead uke tribute disc of hers I'd posted last year. From Denver, CO comes the Ooks of Hazzard [---], an 8 piece folk band who deliver a great version of "Subterranean Homesick Alien". Singer Sarah Jarosz (also a uke player) performs a dynamite cover of "The Tourist".

Meghan Linsey [YT] does a great traditional country version of "High and Dry". I love how the guitar line is played on the violin. The group Punch Brothers - who have several R•diohead covers out there - do a killer version of "Kid A", all with mandolins and ukuleles. I love the way they replicate those electro sounds with these acoustic instruments. 

The last track in this section I'll talk about is my favorite of the whole collection: Birds Of Bellwoodsastounding cover of "Idioteque". B.O.B. (YT) are a Canadian quartet (guitar, mandolin, banjo, cello/bass) who do covers and originals in unique arrangements. The way they adapt the original song to their style (check that palm-muted banjo), as well as keeping the rhythmic complexity of it, amazes me. I love the opening, where they're all drumming on their instruments. Their singing harmony is great, too. These boys are goood!


English/Pakistani group Bat For Lashes perform a moving live version of "All I Need". The "Tao" Church Choir [YT] of Tblisi, Georgia (country, not state) do an a capella cover of "Everything In It's Right Place" that you just gotta hear! The way they're all modulating their voices is very striking. R&B singer Muhsinah does a rhythmically driving version of "Scatterbrain". Tel Aviv pop star Shefita [YT] performs a quite different Middle Eastern take on "Karma Police", featuring traditional instruments like the oud. Pianist Christopher O'Riley does a great instrumental version of "Bulletproof".

The two versions of "Street Spirit" may seem the same, but they're not. The one by Manuja feat. Dimaestro that opens disc 3 is a moodily beautiful Spanish acoustic cut. The one by the (generically named?) Djambe Band is recorded off the street somewhere in Africa maybe, and features some traditional sounding instruments, and is spookier. And I couldn't resist this whole compilation ending with the sound of somebody turning off a tape. The boys would appreciate that, I think.

Hope you guys like this; I'm really proud of it! Tracks compiled from July 28-31st....three days! (I have no life). Text finished August 3rd. Any time between that and posting will be figuring how the hell to sequence this! And if any of the people featured here object to their inclusion, please try to take this in the spirit in which it was made. I love R•diohead, you love R•diohead... I just wanna show the world!

To round out the "Covers Anniversary", there will be some more random cover projects coming (Eighties covers, re-posting of old comps), but this one is the JEWEL.

And since I forgot to put them on the comp, check out this performance by Acoustic Madness of "I Might Be Wrong" - YT

And here's a great performance of a guy doing "15 Step" using only his iPhone! - YT

Jon S with a great Smiths post

(scott) showing again that Jon S and myself are on the same page, he betters by far MY Smiths post of a
couple years ago.......no need to wax poetic on thee albums, presumably you are familiar with most or all of them, many are essential ("The Queen Is Dead" being my personal favorite), and GOD what a collection of live recordings, just amazing.......once again, thanks to Jon S for the submission, let's ALL hope he never leaves us!
The Smiths (1984)

01 Reel Around the Fountain/02 You've Got Everything Now/03 Miserable Lie/04 Pretty Girls Make Graves/05 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle/06 This Charming Man/07 Still Ill/08 Hand in Glove/09 What Difference Does It Make?/10 I Don't Owe You Anything/11 Suffer Little Children

Hatful Of Hollow (1984)

01 William, It Was Really Nothing/02 What Difference Does It Make_/03 These Things Take Time/04 This Charming Man/05 How Soon Is Now_/06 Handsome Devil/07 Hand In Glove/08 Still Ill/09 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/10 This Night Has Opened My Eyes/11 You've Got Everything Now/12 Accept Yourself/13 Girl Afraid/14 Back to the Old House/15 Reel Around the Fountain/16 Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

Meat Is Murder (1985)

01 The Headmaster Ritual/02 Rusholme Ruffians/03 I Want the One I Can't Have/04 What She Said/05 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/06 How Soon Is Now?/07 Nowhere Fast/08 Well I Wonder/09 Barbarism Begins at Home/10 Meat Is Murder

The Queen Is Dead (1986)

01 The Queen Is Dead/02 Frankly, Mr. Shankly/03 I Know It's Over/04 Bigmouth Strikes Again/04 Never Had No One Ever/05 Cemetry Gates/08 The Boy With the Thorn in His Side/08 Vicar in a Tutu/09 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out/10 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

01 Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours/02 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish/03 Death Of A Disco Dancer/04 Girlfriend In A Coma/05 Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before/06 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me/07 Unhappy Birthday/08 Paint A Vulgar Picture/09 Death At One's Elbow/10 I Won't Share You

Rank (1988)

01 The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty)/02 Panic/03 Vicar in a Tutu/04 Ask/05 Rusholme Ruffians/06 The Boy with the Thorn in His Side/07 What She Said/08 Is It Really So Strange_/09 Cemetry Gates/10 London/11 I Know It's Over/12 The Draize Train/13 Still Ill/14 Bigmouth Strikes Again

The World Won't Listen

01 Panic/02 Ask/03 London/04 Bigmouth Strikes Again/05 Shakespeare's Sister/06 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out/07 Shoplifters of the World Unite/08 The Boy With the Thorn in His Side/09 Money Changes Everything/10 Asleep/11 Unloveable/12 Half a Person/13 Stretch Out and Wait/14 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/15 Oscillate Wildly [Instrumental]/16 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby/17 Rubber Ring

Louder Than Bombs

01 Is It Really So Strange?/02 Sheila Take a Bow/03 Shoplifters of the World Unite/04 Sweet and Tender Hooligan/05 Half a Person/06 London/07 Panic/08 Girl Afraid/09 Shakespeare's Sister/10 William, It Was Really Nothing/11 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby/12 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/13 Ask/14 Golden Lights/15 Oscillate Wildly/16 These Things Take Time/17 Rubber Ring/18 Back to the Old House/19 Hand in Glove/20 Stretch Out and Wait/21 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want/22 This Night Has Opened My Eyes/23 Unloveable/24 Asleep

The Sound Of The Smiths
01 Hand In Glove/02 This Charming Man/03 What Difference Does It Make [Peel Sessions Version]/04 Still Ill/05 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/06 William, It Was Really Nothing/07 How Soon Is Now [12 inch Version]/08 Nowhere Fast/09 Shakespeare's Sister/10 Barbarism Begins At Home [7 inch Version]/11 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/12 The Headmaster Ritual/13 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/14 Bigmouth Strikes Again/15 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out/16 Panic/17 Ask/18 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby/19 Shoplifters Of The World Unite/20 Sheila Take A Bow/21 Girlfriend In A Coma/22 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish/23 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me/24 Jeane/25 Handsome Devil [Live]/26 This Charming Man [New York Vocal]/27 Wonderful Woman/28 Back To The Old House/29 These Things Take Time/30 Girl Afraid/31 Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want/32 Stretch Out And Wait/33 Oscillate Wildly/34 Meat Is Murder [Live]/35 Asleep/36 Money Changes Everything/37 Queen Is Dead_Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty [Medley]/38 Vicar In A Tutu/39 Cemetery Gates/40 Half A Person/41 Sweet And Tender Hooligan/42 Pretty Girls Makes Graves [Troy Tate Demo]/43 Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before/44 What's The World_ [Live]/45 London [Live]

Demos & Outtakes

01 Reel Around The Fountain (July 1983, Troy Tate final version)/02 The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (October 1983, John Porter monitor mix)/03 This Night Has Opened My Eyes (June 1984, unreleased studio recording)/04 Rusholme Ruffians (July 1984, John Porter first take)/05 I Misses You (December 1984, instrumental)/06 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (September 1985, take 1 early lyric)/07 The Queen Is Dead (Fall 1985, original unedited version)/08 Frankly, Mr Shankly (November 1985, Stephen Street 'trumpet' take)/09 Ask (June 1986, early take)/10 Is It Really So Strange (June 1986, unreleased studio recording)/11 Shoplifters Of The World Unite (December 1986, instrumental)/12 Sheila Take A Bow (January 1987, John Porter original version)/13 Girlfriend In A Coma (January 1987, early take)/14 Death Of A Disco Dancer (April 1987, first take)/15 Paint A Vulgar Picture (April 1987, early take)/16 Heavy Track (April 1987, instrumental)

The Troy Tate Sessions

01 What Difference Does It Make #1/02 Accept Yourself #1/03 The Hand That Rocks The Cradle/04 You've Got Everything Now/05 These Things Take Time/06 What Difference Does It Make #2/07 Hand In Glove/08 Handsome Devil/09 Accept Yourself #2/10 Wonderful Woman/11 I Don't Owe You Anything/12 Jeane

You've Got Everything Now (B-sides & Rarities)

01 This Charming Man (New York Vocal)/02 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (UK Version - Repitched)/03 I Don't Owe You Anything (Sandie Shaw Version)/04 Rubber Ring/05 Asleep/06 Accept Yourself/07 Wonderful Woman/08 Jeane/09 Hand In Glove (Sandie Shaw Version)/10 These Things Take Time/11 This Charming Man (London)/12 The Draize Train/13 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (12_ Extended Mix)/14 Jeane (Sandie Shaw Version)/15 This Charming Man (New York Instrumental)/16 How Soon Is Now_ (Withdrawn Italian 12_ Version)/17 I Keep Mine Hidden/18 Work Is A Four-Letter Word/19 Hand In Glove (Sandie Shaw Version - Alt. Mix)/20 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (US Version - Repitched)/21 This Charming Man (Single Remix)

BBC Sessions

01 Miserable Lie (Peel Session 31.5.83)/02 Wonderful Woman (Jensen Session 4.7.83)/03 Pretty Girls Make Graves (Jensen Session 25.8.83)/04 Reel Around The Fountain (Jensen Session 5.9.83)/06 I Don't Owe You Anything (Jensen Session 5.9.83)/06 Nowhere Fast (John Peel Session 8.8.84)/07 Rusholme Ruffians (Peel Session 8.8.84)/08 How Soon Is Now (Peel Session 8.8.84)/09 William, It Was Really Nothing (Peel Session 8.8.84)/10 Half A Person (Peel Session 17.12.86)/11 London (Peel Session 17.12.86)/12 Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Old Grey Whistle Test 20.05.86)

Derby 7/12/83

01 Handsome Devil/02 Still Ill/03 This Charming Man/04 Pretty Girls Make Graves/05 Reel Around The Fountain/06 What Difference Does It Make/07 Miserable Lie/08 This Night Has Opened My Eyes/09 Hand In Glove/10 These Things Take Time/11 You've Got Everything Now

The Electric Ballroom, London 12/19/83

01 Hand In Glove/02 Still Ill/03 Barbarism Begins At Home/04 This Night Has Opened My Eyes/05 Pretty Girls Make Graves/06 You've Got Everything Now/07 What Difference Does It Make/08 Miserable Lie/09 This Charming Man/10 Back To The Old House/11 Reel Around The Fountain/12 Handsome Devil/13 Accept Yourself/14 This Charming Man (encore)

Amsterdam 4/21/84

01 Hand In Glove/02 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/03 Girl Afraid/04 This Charming Man/05 Barbarism Begins At Home/06 This Night Has Opened My Eyes/07 Miserable Lie/08 Still Ill/09 I Don't Owe You Anything/10 What Difference Does It Make/11 encore break/12 Handsome Devil/13 You've Got Everything Now/14 encore break/15 These Things Take Time

El Dorado, Paris 5/9/84

01 Hand In Glove/02 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/03 Girl Afraid/04 This Charming Man/05 Barbarism Begins At Home/06 Pretty Girls Make Graves/07 This Night Has Opened My Eyes/08 Still Ill/09 You've Got Everything Now/10 Handsome Devil/11 Miserable Lie/12 These Things Take Time/13 What Difference Does It Make?/14 Barbarism Begins At Home

Markthalle, Hamburg 6/4/84

01 Hand In Glove/02 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/03 Girl Afraid/04 This Charming Man/05 Pretty Girls Make Graves/06 Still Ill/07 Barbarism Begins At Home/08 This Night has Opened My Eyes/09 Miiserable Lie/10 You've Got Everything Now/11 Handsome Devil/12 What Difference Does It Make/13 These Things Take Time/14 This Charming Man/15 Hand In Glove/16 Barbarism Begins At Home

Oxford 3/18/85

01 William It Was Really Nothing/02 Nowhere Fast/03 What She Said/04 Hand In Glove/05 How Soon Is Now?/06 Stretch Out and Wait/07 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/08 Shakespears Sister/09 The Headmaster Ritual/10 Still Ill/11 Meat Is Murder/12 Miserable Lie/13 Barbarism Begins At Home/14 You Got Everything Now

The Opera House, Boston 6/14/85

01 William, It Was Really Nothing/02 Nowhere Fast/03 I Want The One I Can't Have/04 Jeane/05 What She Said/06 How Soon Is Now?/07 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/08 Stretch Out And Wait/09 Shakespeare's Sister/10 Rusholme Ruffians/11 The Headmaster's Ritual/12 Hand In Glove/13 Still Ill/14 Meat Is Murder/15 Heaven Knows I'M Miserable Now/16 This Charming Man/17 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want/18 Miserable Lie/19 Barbarism Begins At Home

The Beacon Theater, NY 6/17/85

01 Intro/02 William, It Was Really Nothing/03 Nowhere Fast/04 I Want The One I Can't Have/05 What She Said/06 How Soon Is Now?/07 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/08 Stretch Out And Wait/09 Shakespeare's Sister/10 Rusholme Ruffians/11 The Headmaster's Ritual/12 Hand In Glove/13 Still Ill/14 Meat Is Murder/15 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/16 This Charming Man/17 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want/18 Miserable Lie/19 Jeane/20 Barbarism Begins At Home

The Beacon Theater, NY 6/18/85

01 Intro/02 Meat Is Murder/03 The Headmaster's Ritual/04 Reel Around The Fountain/05 Shakespeare's Sister/06 Nowhere Fast/07 I Want The One I Can't Have/08 This Charming Man/09 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/10 Stretch Out And Wait/11 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/12 What She Said/13 Still Ill/14 How Soon Is Now?/15 William, It Was Really Nothing/16 Hand In Glove/17 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want/18 Rusholme Ruffians/19 Miserable Lie/20 Jeane/21 Barbarism Begins At Home

Clickimin Centre, Lerwick, Scotland 9/28/85

01 Bombastic Intro/02 Shakespeare's Sister/03 I Want The One I Can't Have/04 What She Said/05 Nowhere Fast/06 What's The World/07 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/08 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/09 Stretch Out And Wait/10 Frankly, Mr Shankly/11 Bigmouth Strikes Again/12 Still Ill/13 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame_Rusholme Ruffians/14 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/15 Meat Is Murder/16 This Charming Man/17 Hand In Glove/18 Miserable Lie

Barrowlands, Glagow 7/16/86

01 Intro/02 Bigmouth Strikes Again/03 Panic/04 Vicar In A Tutu/05 Frankly, Mr. Shankly/06 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out/07 Ask/08 I Want The One I Can't Have/09 Never Had No One Ever/10 Cemetary Gates/11 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/12 Is It Really So Strange_/13 Shakespeare's Sister/14 What She Said/15 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/16 The Queen Is Dead/17 I Know It's Over/18 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame_Rusholme Ruffians/19 William, It Was Really Nothing

Los Angeles 8/26/86

1-01 Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want/1-02 Still Ill/1-03 I Want The One I Can't Have/1-04 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out/1-05 How Soon Is Now?/1-06 Frankly Mr Shankly/1-07 Panic/1-08 Stretch Out And Wait/1-09 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/1-10 Is It Really So Strange/1-11 Cemetry Gates/1-12 Never Had No One Ever/1-13 Rubber Ring - What She Said/1-14 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/1-15 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/1-16 The Queen Is Dead/1-17 Money Changes Everything/1-18 I Know It's Over

Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills, CA 8/28/86

01 Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want/02 Still Ill/03 I Want The One I Can't Have/04 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out/05 How Soon Is Now/06 Frankly, Mr Shankly/07 Panic/08 Stretch Out And Wait/09 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/10 Is It Really So Strange/11 Cemetary Gates/12 Never Had No One Ever/13 Rubber Ring - What She Said/14 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore/15 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now/16 The Queen Is Dead/17 Money Changes Everything/18 I Know It's Over

Kilburn National Ballroom, London 10/23/86

01 Intro/02 The Queen Is Dead/03 Panic/04 I Want The One I Can't Have/05 Vicar In A Tutu/06 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out/07 Ask/08 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame_Ruholme Ruffians/09 Frankly, Mr. Shankly/10 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/11 Rubber Ring_What She Said/12 Is It Really So Strange/13 Never Had No One Ever/14 Cemetary Gates/15 London/16 Meat Is Murder/17 I Know Its Over/18 The Draize Train/19 How Soon Is Now?/20 Still Ill/21 Big Mouth Strikes Again

Part 2 of John N's Electric Orange deluge

(scott) here is the next batch of links for John N's remarkable Electric Orange submission, I'm not going to
discuss each of them, notably because, there are so many, and, I haven't heard them all yet......nevertheless, the first part of this series was VERY popular, so here ya go, hope ya enjoy! More to come, a LOT more!

COWS DONT DREAM AT NIGHT-01-I. karachi Radio/II.Kuhwiese In Space/III. Dr. Leary/IV. Downtown/V. Im Torfwerk/VI The Post Office/VII Aoum/VIII Krautrock/IX Zuruck in Die Wuste

ABGELAUFEN!-01 Off/02 Dym/03 Zwiestuk/04 Band Eins Swingklar/05 Golden Lake/06 Gruff/07 Hydrat/08 Ganus Abgelaufen

UNTWASSER LIVE 2002-01 DISC 1-01 Ffurg/02 Transit Ins Jenseits/03 Sauerkirsch/04 Myd/05 Not Of

UNTWASSER LIVE 2002 DISC 2-01 Wet Cake/02 Ortat/03 Span/04 Hydrog/05 Lake/06 MK

PLATTE-01 Kwark/02 Holzbock/03 Columb/04
Dedicated to MK/05 Flurstuk

LIVE 2003-01 Sauerkirsch Intro/02 not of..../03 Holzbock/04 Transit Ins Jenseits/05 bad off/06 Columb/07 Myd/08 Span/09 Hydrog/10 Frunsn

More of that Electric Orange

(scott) John N's flood of Electric Orange continues, again, I'm trying hard to get it all in as I have a bunch
MORE guest stuff I need to get up (a lot of it from John N himself)....anyway, this has been well received, and again, no point in my going into detail on these, I don't know that much about them.....but here they are, hope everyone likes them!

FLEISCHWERK-01 Trommelfleisch/02 Koodu/03 Sonnenbart/04 Eeemolle/05 Schatten/06 Trockenfleisch/07 Gewachs/08 Arabon/09 Schrasng/10 Jubilation/11 Sakaral/12 Trommelgumuse/13.1 Fleischzusatz/13.2 Hidden Track

ELECTRIC ORANGE AND SULA BASANNA-01 Vogelauto/02 Abscheneiden/03 Wischwasch

MORBUS-01 Einwahn/02 Rote Flocken/03 Span 5/04 Morbus/05 Errorman/06 Flohfunknest/07 Traumama/
08 Krautchock/09 Wald/10 Reaching/11 Schohl 2/12 Sarau

KRAUTROCK FROM HELL-01 Bandwurm/02 Sun Dos/03 Chorg (Cpt. Gyrok's)/04 Hers/05 Kunstkopf/06 Neuronomicon/07 Wurmloch

NETTO-01 Polyzysten/02 Basslochner/03 Fluff/04 Perpetuum Mobilar/05 Netto/06 Supptruppen/07 Auslauf/08 Zeitheiser/09 Raumschaf

NETTO COMPANION (LIVE IN STUDIO, NO OVERDUBS)-01 Brutto/02 B-Share/03 Geweih/04 Schaf Im Abgang

How about a comment or two? Plenty of you are downloading these, I'd like to know what you think of 
them, as usual on big projects such as this one. John N really put out on this one (nothing unusual) and 
I'm busting my ass to try and keep up!

Jon S gives us a follow up to The Grifters

(scott)-So, which of these John/Jon's is more amazing? They both are in my book, turning in lengthy, quality
posts time and time again.......I am eternally grateful to them both (as well as everyone else who contributes of course), and I hope you all are as well, as these guys really put out, helping create the blog we have......I am unfamiliar with Those Bastard Souls, but as I've said many times before, Jon S has yet to steer me wrong, so likely this is a quality post as well.....

Those Bastard Souls was a Dave Shouse side-project.

Twentieth Century Chemical (1996)

01 Introducing Those Bastard Souls/02 These Things Will Slay You Every Time/03 Curious State I'm In/04 Subterranean Death Ride Blues, Pt. 2/05 The Train from Terminal Boredom/06 ! #_@#_!/07 Dirty Looks/08 Good Luck Split Town Today/09 Remembering Sophie Rhodes/10 What Am I Gonna Do Now/11 The Top Ten Zen Offenders/12 21st Century Chemical/13 Spaced Out/14 Here in the Ocean/15 Mercury/16 The Golden Age of Paranoia/17 Venus in Rags/18 All You Get/19 The Coldwater Freak Show

Alabama Shakes (Jon S)

(scott) Jon S submits a couple of posts here from some not-exactly-rock n roll genres, which is always a
GREAT thing.......Alabama Shakes I have liked for a while, the tremendous post-teenage bar band I support (SAMAX, HI Sammie and Max!) have covered a couple of their songs......this is some TREMENDOUS southern blues-roots-rock, I advise that you check these out (as well as everything else here, LOTS of great stuff lately, all centered around that fab R*d*o*e*a* covers project you'll see at the top of the page!)

Boys & Girls (2012)

01 Hold On/02 I Found You/03 Hang Loose/04 Rise to the Sun/05 You Ain't Alone/06 Goin' to the Party/07 Heartbreaker/08 Boys & Girls/09 Be Mine/10 I Ain't the Same/11 On Your Way/12 Heavy Chevy

Sound & Color (2015)

01 Sound & Color/02 Don't Wanna Fight/03 Dunes/04 Future People/05 Gimme All Your Love/06 This Feeling/07 Guess Who/08 The Greatest/09 Shoegaze/10 Miss You/11 Gemini/12 Over My Head/13 Gimme All Your Love (Live From The Artists Den)/14 The Greatest (Live From The Artists Den)/15 Joe (Live From The Artists Den)

Lollapalooza, Argentina 3/19/16

01 (Intro)/02 Future People/03 Dunes/04 Rise to the Sun/05 Hang Loose/06 Shoegaze/07 Always Alright/08 Miss You/09 Be Mine/10 The Greatest/11 You Ain't Alone/12 Over My Head/13 Don't Wanna Fight/14 Gimme All Your Love

Betty Davis (Jon S)

(scott)- If I am not mistaken, I think Brian may have posted some Betty Davis here in the past, we are
moving into material here with which I have VERY little familiarity, but ANYTHING goes here, as long as it is interesting, and from what I know of Betty Davis' trademarked "slut-soul" it would seem to fit right in here......I have heard some, but am far from an expert, Jon S submits a Wikipedia link with full info on her
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Davis), and enjoy.......from my carpet bombing experienes, this is some pretty cool shit!
Betty Davis (1973)

01 If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up/02 Walkin Up The Road/03 Anti Love Song/04 Your Man My Man/05 Ooh Yea/06 Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes/07 Game Is My Middle Name/08 In The Meantime/09 Come Take Me/10 You Won't See Me In The Morning/11 I Will Take That Ride

They Say I'm Different (1974)

01 Shoo-B-Doop And Cop Him/02 He Was a Big Freak/03 Your Mama Wants Ya Back/04 Don't Call Her No Tramp/05 Git in There/06 They Say I'm Different/07 70's Blues/08 Special People/09 He Was A Big Freak (Record Plant Rough Mix)/10 Don't Call Her No Tramp (Record Plant Rough Mix)/11 Git In There (Record Plant Rough Mix)/12 70's Blues (Record Plant Rough Mix)

Nasty Gal (1975)

01 Nasty Gal/02 Talkin' Trash/03 Dedicated To The Press/04 You And I/05 Feelins/06 F.U.N.K./07 Gettin' Kicked Off, Havin' Fun/08 Shut Off The Light/09 This Is It!/10 The Lone Ranger

Is It Love or Desire? (1976)

01 Is It Love Or Desire/02 It's So Good/03 Whorey Angel/04 Crashin' From Passion/05 When Romance Says Goodbye/06 Bottom Of The Barrel/07 Stars Starve, You Know/08 Let's Get Personal/09 Bar Hoppin'/10 For My Man

Crashin' From Passion

01 quintessence of hip/02 crashin' from passion/03 hangin' out in hollywood/04 You Make Me Feel So Good/05 I Need A Whole Lot Of Love/06 Tell Me A Few Things/07 All I Do Is Think Of You/08 No Good At Falling In Love/09 You Take Me ForGRANTED/10 I've Danced This Dance Before/11 She's A Woman

Hangin Out In Hollywood

01 All I do is think of you/02 Crashin' from passion/03 Hangin In Hollywood/04 I need a whole lot of love/05 I've danced before/06 kill that roach/07 No good at falling in love/08 Quintessence of hip/09 She's a woman/10 You take me for granted

Finally something from ME, and should be quite popular

Posted this before, but if you missed it here is is again.....the complete Rip Off Press collection of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics, as a youth these were FAR more important to me than Zap (see recent Zap post)......wonderful, hilarious tales of Phineas, Freewheelin' Frank, and Fat Freddy (and of course, Fat Freddy's cat, aka "F Frederick Skitty")-among the greatest publications of all time, many would pay big bucks for this whole collection....you don't have to, here they are, and if you are a pup or a novice, prepare for your life to change........an all time favorite, an all time great, and the magnificent 1970's encapsulated.......tremendous, PLEASE don't miss again if you did before.......


Trust your uncle, doesn't get any better than these!


Brian asked yesterday about Lo Pan as he had recently found one of their albums ("Salvador")......well, I
happen to have three of their four (I think) albums, from the great city of Columbus Ohio, Lo-Pan cranked out some bad-ass stoner metal during the 2000's-2010's, hell they may still be kicking it for all I know.....if I had to liken them to another stoner band, it might be Wo Fat or Sasquatch, both of whom I have always loved.

This stuff kicks ass.......often times I forget about all the great stoner rock albums that I have never even posted, and it's good to get a wake up call and reminder that there are about a million out there that I haven't gotten to yet.

LO PAN-01 Hills are Alive/02 Track 2/03 To the Bone/04 Break You Open/05 Quick Hell/06 Burnt to the Skin/07 Mission/08 Words/09 Mustmiss/10 Kill to Blame

SASQUANAUT-01 Dragline/02 Savage Henry/03 Kurtz/04 Callahan/05 Kramer/06 Vega/07 Vego/08 Wade Garrett

SALVADOR-01 El Dorado/02 Bleeding Out/03 Seed/04 Bird of
Prey/05 Deciduous/06 Intro/07 Chichen Itza/08 Spartacus/09 Struck Match/10 Generations/11 Solo

Another one for Angie

This is another one for my new love, my witch whom I love with all my heart......She liked the "Encyclopedia
Sorry, I know this is personal, but Angie is a part of this blog as well as part of my life (fun fact: she followed the Grateful Dead around the US for some 150-200 shows after she got out of high school......NOT something I would do, for sure, but it is another piece of the puzzle that makes her the love of my life. )

here you go Angie, I hope that THIS book is legit also, if it's bogus I'm sorry, but I love you either way and I post it in tribute to YOU, my GODDESS.......love you always! Thank you for making me happy, life is FAR too short to be miserable all the time, as you have taught me.....I have so much more to learn from you, and I promise I will absorb every bit until we are both on the same plain...I love you Angie, and I am telling that to the world here, at least to the blogosphere........

Look for some Johnny Laing/Buddy Guy in the next couple of days, as I can't wait to see this show with my love Angie........I know I posted some Buddy last year when Grant and I went, but hey, it's fucking BUDDY FUCKING GUY........you can live through it again!


The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (if you say so)

Of course, always room for debate here, 500 albums is a lot to deal with, and if you and I both thought up
our, say top ONE hundred, there is a good chance there would be some overlap......Rolling Stone magazine attempted a few years back to put this into some sort of perspective, and, as usual, it kind of completely falls apart......nevertheless, it is a damn ambitious effort, does discuss many of the classic rock albums of all time, and is nothing if not a debate-starter.......I think it's worthy of inclusion here, it should be discussed/debated/changed until the end of time. So, here's the fun part......what do YOU personally think are the FIVE "best" (or, more accurately, your five favorite) rock albums of them all? I would absoultey LOVE to see people's lists, I think it would be an amazing topic for discussion, I hope it takes off just a bit.....if one of your faves is something obscure let me know and we'll be certain to post it. Here are my ten faveorites/"bests":

1. LOVE-Forever Changes
3. NIRVANA-Nevermind
4. THE MC5-Kick Out the jams
5. THE VELVET UNDERGORUND-White Light White Heat
6. DAVID BOWIE-Ziggy Stardust
7. THE WHO-Live at Leeds
8. LIZ PHAIR-Exile In Guyville

Really, you think I don't know how silly "Exile In Guyville" looks on this list? Well, I patiently await YOUR personal lists......really I do, I hope to get some responses/feedback, this is a great topic as always!


Stand by for a bit MORE advertising

I think advertising is often remarkable, classic artwork, time sorts out whether or not it is "art" of just
"trash".....actually, of course, it is ALL "trash", but time sorts the whole thing out.......

Let me quote the Clash ("Koka Kola")....."I get my advice from the advertising world, treat me right, party girl, Coke adds life, where there isn't any so freeze, man freeze".....OK as a lifelong Coke drinker (Coke Zero since '05!), I always wondered if Joe Strummer had a bunch of Pepsi stock, however, I digress.....Coca Cola had some of the most stunning advertising that any company ever released, and it is my pleasure to share this file of fantastic Coke ads.....and by the way....Coke (and Coke Zero) rock the fucking universe, and pepsi (I won't even capitalize it) tastes like water with WAY too much sugar in it......so there ya go, I made myself clear, for once!

More Electric Orange

(scott) Here is part 4 of John N's ultra-Electric Orange submission, I think this wraps up their "proper"
albums, we still have some singles, comps, etc......again, not going to go into detail on these because I haven't heard em, but this series has been quite popular. By the way, I know one of the links is wrong......I will fix it, just wait until I get the rest of them up......if I screw up any more of them let me know.

XX-01 Wechselkrote/02 Mischwesen/03 Hauptunruhe/04 Cenote

LIVE AT ROADBURN-01 Raumschaf/02 Murk/03 Sunaut/04 Donocord

VOLUME 10-01 Paraboiled/02 Slowbind/03 Symptom of the Moony Nurse/04 Suite Beef/05 A Tuna Sunrise/06 Behind the Wall of Sheep/07 Seven and Smell/08 Worn Utopia

MISOPHONIA-01 Organized Suffering/02 Bottledrone/03 Demented/04 Misophonia I/05 Shattered/06 Misophonia II/07 Opsis/08 Misophonia III

Buddy Guy

Yes, I've posted these albums before, but so it is.....from someone who has seen most everyone live in my
time, last year's Buddy Guy show that my son Grant and I attended was one of the best. Grant is gone, away at college now, but Madame Angela and myself are going to attend the Buddy Guy/Johnny Laing show Saturday! So I'm posting these albums again, in celebration of the great Buddy Guy, making it through another year and coming back to Ohio to entertain and thrill us again.......

BUDDY'S BADDEST-01 Damn Right I've Got the Blues/02 Five Long Years/03 Mustang Sally/04 Remeberin' Stevie/05 She's a Superstar/06 Feels Like Rain/07 She's Nineteen Years Old//08 I Smell Trouble/09 Someone Else Is Slippin' In/10 My Time After a While/11 Midnight Train/12 Miss Ida B/13 I Need Your Love So Bad/14 Innocent Man

VERY BEST OF BUDDY GUY-01 First Time I Met the Blues/02 The Way You been Treatin' Me/03 Sit and Cry (The Blues)/04 This is the End/05 Stone Crazy/06 When My Left Eye Jumps/07 My Time After a While/08 Hold That Plane/09 Hello San Francisco/10 Five Long Years/11 First Time I Met the Blues/12 A Man of Many Words/13 T Bone Shuffle/14 When You See the Tears From My Eyes/15 Ten Years Ago/16 Blues at My baby's House/17 She Suits Me to a T/18 Just Teasin'

From Studkid: Tunnels

(scott) again Studkid discovers what he finds to be a good bandcamp find, wish more would find us some great unknowns like this:

Here is a fine gem of a record. Garage rock with lot of 60' sound.
Again free on bandcamp

Jon S with Neutral Milk Hotel

(scott)-I am familiar only with the second album "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" and always thought it was pretty much an unknown semi-classic.....the rest of these I am itching to hear, but I for one can at least, while thanking Jon S for another trove, say that I highly recommend "Aeroplane")....

Neutral Milk Hotel

On Avery Island

01 Song Against Sex/02 You've Passed/03 Someone Is Waiting/04 A Baby For Pree/05 Marching Theme/06 Where You'll Find Me Now/07 Avery Island - April 1st/08 Gardenhead - Leave Me Alone/09 Three Peaches/10 Naomi/11 April 8th/12 Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

01 King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1/02 King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts. 2 & 3/03 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea/04 Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 1/05 Fool/06 Holland, 1945/07 Communist Daughter/08 Oh Comely/09 Ghost/10 Untitled/11 Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2


01 Engine/02 Circle of Friends/03 Wishful Eyes/04 Gardenhead - Leave Me Alone/05 Sailing Through/06 Bucket/07 Noisy Racket/08 Conversation With Robert Schneider/09 Someone Is Waiting/10 Hypnotic Sounds

Everything Is

01 Everything Is/02 Here We Are (for W Cullen Hart)/03 Unborn/04 Tuesday Moon/05 Ruby Bulbs/06 Snow Song Pt 1/07 Aunt Eggma Blowtorch

Ferris Wheel On Fire

01 Oh Sister/02 Ferris Wheel On Fire/03 Home/04 April 8th/05 I Will Bury You In Time/06 Engine/07 A Baby For Pree - Grow Into You/08 My Dream Girl Don't Exist (Live)

Hype City Soundtrack

01 Up And Over We Go/02 Wood Guitar/03 Tuesday Moon/04 April 1st/05 Tea Time/06 Bomb Drop/07 Gardenhead - Leave Me Alone/08 Biscuit/09 Los Angeles/10 Piggy/11 Engine

Invent Yourself A Shortcake

01 Digestion Machine/02 Calypso/03 My Dreamgirl Don't Exist/04 Calypso2/05 Chocolate Coffin/06 Sinking Ship/07 Random Noise/08 Jaw Harp/09 AE Melody/10 Prank Call/11 More Random Noise/12 Synthetic Flying Machine/13 Charlotte/14 Love You On Tuesday/15 Spooky Sounds/16 Preacherman

The Unhappy Bus

01 Everything Is/02 April 8th/03 Heroine Bath/04 Jennifer/05 Life is Neverending/06 Here We Are/07 Follow Me Down/08 Angel Eyes

Accordion Peas

01 Engine/02 Oh Sister/03 In the Aeroplane/04 Little Birds/05 Two-headed Boy/06 In the Aeroplane/07 Holland 1945/08 Everything Is09 Oh Comely

Live @ Cat's Cradle Carrboro NC March 4 1998

01 Oh Comely/02 The Fool/03 A Baby For Pree/04 Everything Is/05 Naomi/06 Ghost/07 Song For Che/08 Engine/09 King Of Carrot Flowers 2 - 3/10 Holland 1945/11 Song Against Sex/12 Rubby Bulbs/13 Snow Song

Bottom Of The Hill, SF 4/12/98

01 Sailing Through_Two Headed Boy Pt. 2/02 Holland 1945/03 Gardenhead - Leave Me Alone/04 A Baby For Pree_Ferris Wheel On Fire/05 Excerpt_The King Of Carrot Flowers Pts. 2&3/06 Song Against Sex/07 Rubby Bulbs _ Unknown Song _ Snow Song pt.1/08 Naomi/09 I Will Bury You In Time/10 Ghost _ Untitled/11 Oh, Comely/12 King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1/13 Two-headed Boy

Terrastock II Festival, San Francisco 4/18/98

01 Two-Headed Boy/02 The Fool/03 Worms In the Wind_The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three/04 Holland, 1945/05 A Baby For Pree/06 Ferris Wheel On Fire/07 Gardenhead - Leave Me Alone/08 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea/09 Song Against Sex/10 Rubby Bulbs/11 Ghost

The National, Richmond VA 10/12/13

01 Intro/02 Two Headed Boy - The Fool/03 Holland 1945/04 A Baby for Pree/05 Gardenhead - Leave Me Alone/06 Everything Is/07 The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One/08 The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. Two and Three/09 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea/10 Ferris Wheel on Fire/11 Naomi/12 April 8th/13 Oh, Comely/14 Song Against Sex - Rubby Bulbs/15 encore break/16 encore intro/17 Ghost/18 Untitled/19 Two Headed Boy pt Two/20 Engine

Another Great Jon S post: Girls Against Boys

(scott)-Jon S sends us three very good efforts from Washington DC post-harcore greats Girls Against Boys.....I don't think I've ever posted these, and they are all recommended.

Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby (1993)

01 In Like Flynn/02 Go Be Delighted/03 Rockets Are Red/04 Satin Down/05 Let Me Come Back/06 Learned It/07 Get Down/08 Bullet Proof Cupid/09 Seven Seas/10 Billy's One Stop/11 Bug House

Cruise Yourself (1994)

01 Tucked-In/02 Cruise Your New Baby Fly Self/03 Kill the Sexplayer/04 (I) Don't Got a Place/05 Psychic Know-How/06 Explicitly Yours/07 From Now On/08 Raindrop/09 The Royal Lowdown/10 My Martini/11 Glazed-Eye

House Of GVSB (1996)

01 Super-fire/02 Click Click/03 Crash 17 (X-Rated Car)/04 Disco Six Six Six/05 Life In Pink/06 TheKindaMzkYouLike/07 Vera Cruz/08 AnotherDroneInMyHead/09 Cash Machine/10 Wilmington/11 Zodiac Love Team

Another batch of Electric Orange

(scott) We won't to the end of these yet, today we have a batch of singles and compilations and the
like.....again without commentary, as I haven't heard these yet, but once again, be sure to offer thanks to John N who provided this massive collection......he's sent me some other great stuff recently as well, just want to get through this one, we'll start on some more of his sends soon....for now, you KNOW you want some more Electric Orange...

HOL RTEST (12" PROMO SINGLE)-01 Hol Rtesst/02 Wurley/03 Coop

RECHNUNG OFFEN-01 Six Fives/02 Natural Electric/03 Patients Pop/04 Rechning/05 Sun/06 Quantas/07 A Slow One/08 Join In/09 A Vaporized Dance (Remix)/10 Mocuba/11 Kyoto Sacrifice/12 Melusa

TONBANDRESTE-01 Borrowed Toothpaste Paranoia/02 Back From the Funny Farm/03 Transit Ins 
Jenseits/04 Ein Tag Im Leben Eines Leslies

1995-9495-01 Sx/02 Mother's Cake (Original Version)/03 Tartisma Zemini (Original Version)/04 Nindia 
(Original Version)/05 Electripity Chapter 99 (Elektro Mix)/06 Xs/07 Cows In Space Part II/08 Infra-Sonic 
Vibes (Remix)/09 Disillusion (No-Guitar Version '96)

ZWISCHENPATTE-01 Endstation (Erste)/02 Anihal/03 Suspense I/04 Suspense II/05 MS Leslie/06 Reel Axe/07 Bloob/08 Ambeins/09 E-Tonic

The Vardaman Ensemble

This band from Portland Oregon takes time to send us a copy of their latest release, "Today Isn't Any Other Day Ya Know".....I did listen to a bit of it today, fairly good, they describe themselves as "fusion for people that hate fusion", I guess that's fair enough.......here is all of their info, might as well check them out......thanks to ALL bands that send music to the blog, you "get" what it's about, NO SMALL THING.


Fusion for people who hate fusion.
RIYL: The Boredoms, Boris

Hello. The Vardaman Ensemble from Portland, OR, are releasing their second album titled Today Isn't Any Other Day Ya Know via their bandcamp page. Here is the one sheet for the album. If you'd like any otherINFORMATION about the album, please feel free to write and let us know. 

If you'd like to review or share the album, we would be honored. If not, no problem.
Take care and keep up the great work.



A Little Known Gem......

(scott) this is another John N selection (where DOES that guy get all this stuff anyway?) that I managed to
slip in amongst all the Electric Orange.....this is pretty cool, "Eat to the Beat, The Dirtiest of Them Dirty Blues".......this is a fantastic collection, damn near essential I would say......I hadn't heard about half of these tracks before, but they are ALL fucking great.......look here ya get great shit from Dinah Washington and Screamin' Jay Hawkins for example, but just peruse this track list for a moment.....YOU WANT THIS, trust me, this is a phenominal submission, and if you check it out (and you need to) be sure and direct your thanks to John N, this is a great one.
       1. I Want a Man (Who's Gonna Do Right) - ANNISTEEN ALLEN
  2. Mother Fuyer - DIRTY RED
  3. Long John Blues - DINAH WASHINGTON
  4. Fishin' Pole - TOM ARCHIA
  5. Weddin' Day Blues - COUSIN JOE
  6. Hard Driving Blues - AMOS MILBURN
  7. Move Your Hand, Baby - CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD
  8. Don't Come Too Soon - JULIA LEE & HER BOYFRIENDS
  9. I Like My Baby's Pudding - WYNONIE HARRIS
  10. Sixty Minute Man - THE DOMINOES
  11. Big Ten-inch Record - BULLMOOSE JACKSON
  12. Rotten Cocksucker's Ball - THE CLOVERS
  13. My Ding-A-Ling - DAVE BARTHOLOMEW
  14. Poon-Tang! - THE TRENIERS
  15. The Walkin' Blues - JESSE POWELL
  16. Laundromat Blues - '5' ROYALS & CHARLIE FERGUSON
  17. Keep On Churnin' - WYNONIE HARRIS
  18. Big Long Slidin' Thing - DINAH WASHINGTON
  19. Don't Fuck Around With Love - THE BLENDERS
  20. Drill Daddy Drill - DOROTHY ELLIS
  21. Work With Me, Annie - THE ROYALS
  22. (I Love To Play Your Piano) Let Me Bang... - THE TOPPERS
  23. Think Twice (Version X) - JACKIE WILSON & LAVERN BAKER
  24. Hard Driving Blues - SNATCH & THE POONTANGS
  25. Stoop Down Baby - CHICK WILLIS
  26. L.A. Women Love Uncle Bud - BOOZOO CHAVIS
  28. Somebody Else Was Suckin' My Dick Last Night - FRED WOLFF COMBO