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To Scott Wth Love


Brotherly love, that is!  Scott has mentioned more than once that he wanted to do a covers tribute to one of his favorite albums, Forever Changes by the band Love.  I (jonder) don't mean to steal his idea; I just wanted to surprise him.

Some of the artists are well known, but here's a little background on track 9. Matt Brown was in a band called Uncle Green, four young guys who left New Jersey for Athens, GA in the early 80's.  After five albums, they changed the band's name to 3 Lb Thrill.   

The record label decided not to release the band's final album Rycopa (cdbaby.com/Artist/UncleGreen).  Matt Brown made a solo album also went unreleased (mattcbrown.bandcamp.com).  In 2012 he started a group (theme-music.org) for musicians to record and share songs based on a weekly theme.

A duo called Occasionally David did an album length cover of Forever Changes, but it's rare and hard to find. 

There's also a various artists collection of Forever Changes covers called Unloved, and a Love tribute called We're All Normal And We Want Our Freedom.  You can find more Love covers on this blog by searching for the Duke Spirit, the Damned, and the Hellacopters.


01 A House Is Not A Motel - THE ENTRANCE BAND
02 Alone Again Or - CALEXICO
03 Andmoreagain - ROBYN HITCHCOCK
04 Bummer In The Summer - THE RIVER CITY TANLINES
05 Live And Let Live - THE CHEMISTRY SET
06 Maybe The People Would Be The Times - THE PALE FOUNTAINS
07 Old Man - LA BUENA VIDA
08 The Daily Planet - THE JIGSAW SEEN
09 The Good Humour Man He Sees Everything Like This - MATT BROWN
10 The Red Telephone - FRANKENSTEIN 3000
11 You Set The Scene - BABY LEMONADE

Return of Eric Impakt with a great one!

(scott) Eric Impakt checks in now and then with some great bootleg recordings, this one is extra-fab as it
contains THREE Mazzy Starr shows, Mazzy Starr both being a fave of mine, as well as a blog fave (according to the numbers when I post their stuff).....an acquired taste if ever there was one, if you aren't a fan of Mazzy Starr's semi-psychedelic-shoegaze-post-hippie stuff, here is your starting point.....if you are already down with Hope Sandoval (gorgeous, and the world's most bored-sounding chick singer), you know you are in for some fantastic shit here! Thanks Eric, your shares are always fab, and yes, you ARE a valuable member of the team. Don't be a stranger, love your shares!

Hey Growing Board, Back Again!
   Great minds do think a like and that's why we both realize how incredible Mazzy Star is. I've been a fan from the moment i heard the haunting Fade Into You. Like most people that are fans, i needed everything i could get of there's. Unfortunately, I never got to see Mazzy Star live myself, but these bootlegs have definitely helped fill the void a little. 
   So here's what we've got...
   I cleaned up,TRACKED and boosted the sound ( like i do ) of 3 great live shows.

Chicago at the Metro 11- 12- 94 
   1. Flowers In December  2. Ride It On  3. Into Dust  4. Give You My Lovin' 5. Fade Into You  6. Halah  7. Ghost Highway  8. Blue Flower

NYC Terminal 5 Club 11- 20- 13 (reunion tour)
   1. Look On Down From The Bridge  2. Cry, Cry  3. In The Kingdom  4. Lay Myself Down  5. Ride It On   6. Does Someone Have Your Baby Now?   7. Into Dust  8. She Hangs Brightly   9. Halah   10. Fade Into You   11. Blue Flower   12. Disappear   13. So Tonight I Might See   14. California 

Zurich, Switzerland  7- 18- 12 
    1. Blue Flower   2. Disappear   3. Ghost Highway   4. Halah   5. Still Cold   6. She Hangs Brightly   7. Look On Down From The Bridge   8. Fade Into You   9. Lay Myself Down   10. Flying Low   11. Blue Light   12. So Tonight That I Might See 

And I also added this single form 2014. I was hoping it was a teaser to a new album but so far this is the last original music the band has made i guess. It's a great 2 songs... 1. I'm Less Here   2. Things

I know you're going to love these as much i do. Mazzy Star was amazing live. The same calming mellow moods that the albums have, they were able to capture live. 

Plus can I add I love how this blog has just exploded in this last year! So many contributors that your over 500 posts so far for 2016! The art, comics and music are why i'm so glad to be even a small part of Growing Board For A Living! 

Enjoy,   Eric Impakt

Here'sTHE LINKS...



I'm Less Here single

Till next time!

Cool Ghouls

From the John N mountain of links comes Cool Ghouls "Animal Races", I gave this a listen and I think it's great, retro-60's wonderment ala Love or Jefferson Airplane as the review says......one of the better retro-60's psych albums I've heard in a good while, this one is really good, and I think you will agree!

Fire up the incense, dust off those love beads, and reconnect the strobe light: The San Francisco band Cool Ghouls has a fine new album of trippy goodness.
Cool Ghouls
Animal Races
Empty Cellar
Courtesy of Empty Cellar Records
Fire up the incense, dust off those love beads, and reconnect the strobe light: The San Francisco band Cool Ghouls has a fine new album of trippy goodness. Fusing glistening folk melodies, jangly, psychedelia-tinged guitars, and woozy vocals evoking the search for a higher state, Animal Races dares to echo long-ago greats like Jefferson Airplane and Arthur Lee's Love, but never feels nostalgic. There's a refreshing rough edge to the quartet that suggests they're making it up as they go, not following some dusty recipe book. Should you be so inclined, there's armchair philosophizing in such mesmerizing tunes as the titleTRACK and "Time Capsule," but simply surfing the Ghouls' sublime waves of sound is a delicious pleasure for its own sake.

Yesterday's Children

(scott)-Ya know, I wouldn't post so many albums if everyone didn't send me so many GREAT ones that I think you need to hear/have......Another from John N, this is a PURE classic, ca.1969-70, Yesterday's Children's sole LP release......psych/garage/with a nod toward the coming heavy psych scene, this is a sort of hard one to locate, and is worth every second one searches for it. This is a DAMN good find, thanks a million to John N for this one, it's really great. "She's Easy" is the obvious highlight, but don't be fooled there are LOTS more!

YESTERDAYS CHILDREN-01 Paranoia/02 Sad Born Loser/03 What Of I/04 She's Easy/05 Sailing/06 Providence Bummer/07 Evil Woman/08 Hunter's Moon

Candy Snatchers

As always, on a day when I have so much great guest material, I think I have to add at least one of my own, maybe a few more later too......what i got right now is a fab compilation from the Candy Snatchers, "Ripped off, Pissed Off, and Screwed", which sort of highlights the first couple years of the band's output, ca. late 90's-early 00's.

The roots of brat-punk are here, Green Day and Blink 182 for example owe a serious debt of gratitude.....anyway, this is a good album, if you like the primitive, crazy punk of that era, give it a listen, I think it's pretty good, myself!

RIPPED OFF PISSED OF SCREWED-01 Loner/02 She Goes Down/03 Pinto Pony/04 Deadbeat/05 Lost and Found (Saints)/06 Fuck my family/07 Lil' Lolita/08 Now Who's Cryin'/09 My Sleeze/10 Buzzsaw/11 Pain Stains/12 Gold Digger/13 Motion/14 Why Ya Want That/15 I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

Found another Candy Snatchers EP

Little info available on this one, but I did locate an EP from The Candy Snatchers entitled "Takin' a Ride".....I don't really remember listening to it before, but while I posting Candy Snatchers' stuff, I may as well post this one too........lemme know what you think about both of these Candy Snatchers posts, it's important to me that I know what is popular here, and what is not.

TAKIN A RIDE-01 Takin a Ride/02 (I'm a) Bastard/03 Ass, Gas, or Crack/04 Out of My Mind/05 Black Betty/06 Shit City

For Angie: Fairies and Spirits

If you've been paying attention, you know that, at very least, I have a "thing" for Madam Angela, in fact, I am actually quite in love with her........she'll have some more of her Pagan/Wiccan music to share with us in th next few days, until then, I think she will like these pictures of various Fairies and Spirits. Thanks for all yu have done for me Angie, I mean, other than saving my life and all.......you are simply the greatest and I love you!


Gina Says No

I have never heard of this band, I assume they are new as I can find little to no info on them, other than they are from Australia, and their album is called "Receiving Signals In Three Minutes"......I liked it enough to post here, fairly smooth, fairly rocking alternapop/rock, not a bad album at all, the tracks "Midas Touch" and "Getting Sober" stand out as do some others. As a warning, I know NOTHING about this crew, thus, you know what I always say about new releases.....they either want them pulled at once (NOT a problem, just contact me), or they love they exposure.......ya never know, but if this is of interest to you, perhaps you may wish to act quickly, just saying.......I thought this was a pretty good one, myself, nothing spectacular, but good enough for a listen or two.

RECEIVING SIGNALS IN THREE MINUTES-01 Midas Tough/02 Getting Sober/03 The Good Life/04 Today/05 Don't Leave Me Breathless/06 Still In Flames/07 On the Mend/08 The Truth/09 Save Your Breath/10 Losing Belief

By the way, this is a John N submission, like so many other posts here are.....thanks again John N!

King Buffalo

As opposed to the recent "Buffalo" posts, this is a modern day sludge/stoner/psych issue and a good one. New York based, the band is drummer/vocalist Scott Donaldson, guitarist/synth player/vocalist Sean Mcvay/and bassist/synth man#2 Dan Reynolds. This is a new release, again, beware, as you never know how bands will react when a new release is posted, but I will tell you this, this is a fine hard rocking album that most of the folks who gravitate here will likely enjoy.........I really liked this one, see what you think, but you MAY want to check it quickly, as you never know.

A John N submission, thanks for this one as well, John !

ORION-01 Orion/02 Monolith/03 Sleeps on a Vine/04 Kerosene/05 Down From the Sky/06 Goliath Part 1/07 Goliath part 2/08 Orion Subsiding/09 Drinking From the River Rising

An Anonymous contributor with more Mazzy Star boots

Here are three more Mazzy Star boots to follow up Eric Impakt's most recent submission.......no information was sent along, other than what you see here, but no matter, thanks anyway, Anonymous!

Brussels 1993 - https://www.sendspace.com/file/3dmtt4

Coachella 2012 - https://www.sendspace.com/file/hcmphq

Copenhagen 2000 - https://www.sendspace.com/file/yn81eb

Beatles and Stones cover Chuck Berry

Stumbled over this one while looking for something else, pretty sure I've never put this one up before......title
is pretty self-explanatory, track list below will be more so......this is a good collection, enjoy.

BEATLES AND ROLLING STONES COVER CHUCK BERRY-(Tracks 1-15 The Rolling Stones)-01 Come On/02 Around and Around/03 Talkin' About You/04 You Can't Catch Me/05 Beautiful Delilah/06 Carol/07 Reelin' and Rockin'/08 Route 66/09 Roll Over Beethoven/10 Don't Lie to Me/11 Memphis Tennessee/12 Down the Road/13 Bye Bye Johnny/14 Let it Rock (Live)/15 Bye Bye Johnny (Live)/16 (Tracks 16-24 The Beatles) 16 Rock and Roll Music/17 Roll Over Beethoven/18 Too Much Monkey Buisness/19 Johnny B Goode/20 I Got To Find My Baby/21 Memphis Tennessee/22 I'm About You/23 Sweet Little Sixteen/24 Rock and Roll music (Live)/25 KEITH RICHARDS-Run Run Rudolph/26 JOHN LENNON-You Can't Catch Me/27 JOHN LENNON-Sweet Little Sixteen/28 GEORGE HARRISON-Roll Over Beethoven

Unsanitary Napkin

OK, John N sent me this one a while back, a 2016 cassette release....I was unfamiliar, but, of course, fell big for the band's name, thusly the inclusion here. According to their page: "mixed and recorded at Scumbag College, Wellington, Aeotearoa. Works for me.......We strive for variety above all else, this IS worth a listen, some hardcore feminist punk, ala maybe a very sloppy Le Tigre? Gotta love submisions like this, wish I got a ton more of them.

UNSANITARY NAPKIN CASSETTE-01 Feminine Odour/02 Chode Crystal/03 The Balls/04 Blissful Myth/05 Keyhole/06 Scripted Fist

Obviously a newer release, I'm hoping not to have any issues with this one, but if there is a problem, let me know and I'll remove it. Otherwise, I hope the band gets a bit of exposure, they deserve it!

Bram Tchiaikovsky

This one comes from Jonder's recent list of his favorite albums when I requested people submit their personal lists......and since he made me a waaaaay cool "Forever Changes" cover project, the least I can do is post this disc, I had forgotten about it, but it is a power-popping gem from that great year of 1979 ("The dudes are sharp, the ladies are fine, we are the Class of........well, you get the idea)....

I'm not really familiar with his body of work, BUT, I did play the shit out of this album back in the early 80's......"Strange Man, Changed Man" still sounds great today ("Girl of My Dreams" is still a wonderous single, one of the best of the era, and one which is criminally under-comped
)......another fun fact was that Trouser Press magazine sent this album out, WITH A BLANK LABEL, to subscribers for them to do a blind review. I was one of those subscribers. I never wrote the review. I suspect drugs may have been involved.

Still, a finsd, semi-forgotten album, and a wondeful slice of the great sounds of 1979......Jonder may check in, I am guessing, to tell you MORE about how fab this disc is, and it really is. If you are not familiar, well, you should be!! 

Long Live 1979!

01 Robber/02 Strange Man, Changd Man/03 Lonely Dance/04 I'm the One that's Leaving You/05 Girl Of My Dreams/06 Bloodline/07 Nobody Knows/08 Lady From the USA/09 I'm a Believer/10 Sara Smiles/11 Turn On the Light

The Descendents part 1

I was going to hold off on this for a while, but, really, now is as good a time as any......of course you
know the Descendents and thier had/fast/witty hard punk, they created, of course, one absolutely classic punk disc, "Milo Goes to College", which is included here. The thing is, almost every note they ever created was sent to me by John N, some great, some sgood, some, well, you know.....anyway, they have a fairly sizeable body of work, so we'll get started here......short albums, short songs, small files, but still gonna take a couple or three posts. All good anyway, the Descendents deserve to be immortalized here. Thanks John N, very thorough work!

ENJOY!-01 Enjoy/02 Wendy/03 Kids/04 Hul rtin Crul e/05 Sour Grapes/06 Get the Time/07 Orgofart/08 Cheer/09 80's Girl/10 Green/11 Days Are Blood/12 Orgo 51

I DON'T WANT TO GROW UP-01 Descendents/02 I Don't Want To Grow Up /03 Pervert/04 Rockstar/05 No FB/06 Can't Go Back/07 GCF/08 My World/09 Theme/10 Silly Girl/11 In Love This Way/12 Christmas Vacation/13 Good Good Thing/14 Ace

MILO GOES TO COLLEGE-01 Myage/02 I Wanna Be a Bear/03 I'm
Not a Loser/04 Parents/05 Tonyage/06 M 16/07 I'm Not a Punk/08 Catalina/09 Suburban Home/10 Statue of Liberty/11 Kabuki Girl/12 Marriage/13 Hope/14 Bikeage/15 Jean Is Dead

LOTS more Descendents to come, and I do mean LOTS........be prepared.

Don't even know what to say about Jon S's latest.....

(scott) Really, that's what I told him too (that I don't know what to say)........these Pavement boots are great,
great, great, and at least I personally don't have ANY of them.......fucking awesome, Pavement being one of the great bands of the 90's.....incredible submission, like most that we receive, all of which helps us to make this blog what it "is".........


The Cattle Club, Sacramento 5/19/92

01 Loretta's Scars/02 No Life Singed Here/03 Trigger Cut/04 Baptist Blacktick/05 Debris Slide/06 Zurich Is Stained/07 Forklift/08 Lions/09 Box Elder/10 Home/11 Perfume-V/12 Two States/13 Summer Babe

The Uptown Bar & Cafe, Minneapolis 6/11/92

01 So Stark-You're A Skyscraper/02 Here/03 Perfume-V/04 Frontwards/05 Home/06 Conduit For Sale/07 tuning/08 Summer Babe/09 talk/10 Texas Never Whispers/11 talk/12 No Life Singed Her/13 Loretta's Scars/14 introductions/15 Trigger Cut/16 In The Mouth A Desert/17 talk/18 Debris Slide/19 Two States/20 Zurich Is Stained - false start/21 Zurich Is Stained/22 Feed 'Em To The Linden Lions - false start/23 Feed 'Em To The Linden Lions/24 talk/25 Angel Carver Blues/26 Mellow Jazz Docent/27 Greenlander/28 She Believes/29 encore/30 Box Elder

Shank Hall, Milwaukee 6/13/92

01 Trigger Cut/02 Mellow Jazz Docent/03 Two States/04 No Life Singed Her/05 Lions (Linden)/06 Loretta's Scars/07 In the Mouth a Desert/08 Baptiss Blacktick/09 So Stark (You're a Skyscraper)/10 Zurich is Stained/11 Perfume V/12 Summer Babe/13 Spizzle Trunk/14 Here

The Square, Harlow UK 8/25/92

01 Our Singer/02 Here/03 Frontwards/04 Fame Throwa/05 Perfume V/06 Summer Babe/07 Spizzle Trunk/08 Unknown/09 Zurich Is Stained/10 Two States/11 No Life Singed Her/12 Trigger Cut/13 TRINITY TITANS/14 Lorettas Scars/15 Mouth Of A Desert/16 Debris Slide/17 Angel Carver Blues/18 Mellow Jazz Docent

The Palace, Hollywood 4/21/94

01 Box Elder/02 Range Life/03 Brinx Job/04 Brink Of The Clouds/05 Unfair/06 Easily Fooled/07 Best Friend's Arm/08 She Believes/09 Silent Kid/10 Black Out/11 Summer Babe/12 Elevate Me Later/13 Heckler Spray_In The Mouth Of A Desert/14 Fight This Generation/15 Debris Slide/16 Two States/17 Stop Breathing

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 4/23/94

01 Box Elder/02 Brink of the Clouds/03 Brinx Job/04 Forklift/05 Heaven Is a Truck/06 Unfair/07 Cut Your Hair/08 Angel Carver Blues - Mellow Jazz Docent/09 Debris Slide/10 Fight This Generation/11 Grounded/12 Black Out/13 Silence Kit/14 5 - 4 = Unity/15 Summer Babe/16 Conduit for Sale!/17 Two States - Gold Soundz - Maybe Maybe

Shepherds Bush Empire, London 4/11/97

01 Intro/02 Father to a Sister of Thought/03 Shady Lane/04 Silence Kid/05 Transport is Arranged/06 Stereo/07 Old to Begin/08 Stop Breathin/09 Blue Hawaiian/10 Painted Soldiers/11 The Hexx/12 Grounded/13 Cut Your Hair/14 We Are Underused/15 Type Slowly/16 Range Life

Tilberg, Netherlands 11/16/99

01 Intro/02 Shady Lane/03 Spit On A Stranger/04 Billie/05 Rattled By The Rush/06 Major Leagues/07 Stereo/08 Cream Of Gold/09 Ann Don't Cry/10 In The Mouth A Desert/11 Gold Soundz/12 You Are A Light/13 The Hexx/14 Give It A Day/15 Folk Jam/16 Stop Breathin/17 -break-/18 Range Life/19 Date With IKEA/20 Whip It/21 Debris Slide/22 Fight This Generation

Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn 9/19/10

01 intro banter/02 Cut Your Hair/03 Date With Ikea/04 Rattled by the Rush/05 banter/06 Elevate Me Later/07 Grounded/08 Frontwards/09 Shady Lane/10 Unfair/11 Perfume V/12 Fight this Generation/13 Silence Kid/14 Box Elder/15 banter/16 Stop Breathin/17 Two States/18 Father to a Sister of Thought/19 banter/20 Heckler Spray_In the Mouth of/21 banter/22 We Dance/23 Summer Babe/24 Fin/25 Stereo/26 encore break/27 Spit on a Stranger/28 Trigger Cut/29 banter/30 Starlings of the Slipstream/31 Gold Soundz/32 Kennel District/33 Range Life

Central Park Summerstage 9/21/10

01 Shady Lane/02 Frontwards/03 Heckler Spray-Elevate Me Later/04 Starlings of the Slipstream/05 Stereo/06 Kennel District/07 Grounded/08 Rattled by the Rush/09 We Dance/10 In the Mouth of a Desert/11 Perfume V/12 Unfair/13 Fin/14 Gold Soundz/15 banter/16 Debris Slide/17 Range Life/18 Trigger Cut/19 banter/20 Cut Yr Hair/21 Perfect Depth/22 Fight This Generation/23 Box Elder/24 encore break/25 Date With Ikea/26 Shoot the Singer/27 Conduit For Sale!/28 Silence Kid/29 Heaven Is A Truck/30 Stop Breathin

Central Park Summerstage 9/22/10

01 intro banter/02 Heckler Spray/03 In the Mouth of  Desert/04 Perfume V/05 Trigger Cut/06 Unfair/07 Range Life/08 Starlings of the Slipstream/09 Spizzle Truck/10 Shady lane/11 Fight This Generation/12 Summer Babe/13 Cut Yr Hair/14 Kennel District/15 Gold Soundz/16 Zurich Is Stained/17 Stereo/18 set break/19 The Hexx/20 Two States/21 Spit On A Stranger/22 Grounded/23 Silence Kid/24 Father to A Sister of Thought/25 banter/26 Stop Breathin/27 encore break/28 Date With Ikea/29 banter/30 Lions (Linden)/31 Here/32 Conduit For Sale!

Central Park Summerstage 9/23/10

01 Intro/02 Grounded/03 Gold Soundz/04 Silent Kid/05 Date With IKEA/06 Unfair/07 banter/08 Spit On A Stranger/09 Rattled By The Rush/10 Stereo/11 Loretta's Scars/12 banter/13 Frontwards/14 Stop Breathin' [false start]/15 Stop Breathin'/16 Shoot The Singer/17 banter/18 Trigger Cut_Wounded-Kite/19 banter/20 Cut Your Hair/21 Fight This Generation/22 Two States/23 Fin/24 Summer Babe/25 She Believes/26 Range Life/27 encore break/28 Kennel District/29 Shady Lane/30 Starlings of the Slipstream/31 Our Singer/32 banter/33 Heckler Spray/34 Angel Carver Blues/35 In The Mouth A Desert/36 We Dance/37 Box Elder

Central Park Summerstage 9/24/10

01 Heckler Spray/02 In the Mouth of a Desert/03 Frontwards/04 Spit On A Stranger/05 banter/06 Shady Lane/07 Date With Ikea/08 Grounded/09 Cut Yr Hair/10 Perfume-V/11 Conduit For Sale!/12 Father To A Sister of Thought/13 Stereo/14 Starlings of the Slipstream/15 Gold Soundz/16 banter/17 And Then (The Hexx)/18 We Dance/19 Silence Kit/20 Unfair/21 No Life Singed Her/22 banter/23 Stop Breathin/24 banter/25 Elevate Me Later/26 banter_jamming/27 Here/28 encore break 1/29 Rattled By the Rush/30 Heaven Is A Truck/31 Summer Babe/32 encore break 2/33 Kennel District/34 banter/35 Debris Slide/36 banter/37 Range Life

Wonderful submission

The Descendents Part 2

Another stack of discs from the legendary Descendents, nothing as stunning as "Milo Goes To College", but
still some some solid shit from these California goofball/punks, the obvious "fathers" of bands like Green Day , Offspring, and Blink 182.....perhaps yesterday's stuff was enough for you (although, make no mistake, "Milo Goes to College" is essential), the band is one of those, whom, if you are not a 'fan" a little can go quite a ways, but I really do like these discs, the live stuff is good, all in all, they were a solid band who remained true to their convictions. Good stuff which deserves to be resurrected and properly documented.

And of course, thanks to John N for this thorough and totally fab submission!

ALL-01 All/02 Coolidge/03 No, All!/04 Van/05 Cameage/06 Impressions/07 Iceage/08 Jealous of the World/09 Clean Sheets/10 Pep Talk/11 All-O-Gistics/12 Schizophrenia/13 Uranus

EVERYTHING SUCKS-01 Everything Sux/02 I'm the One/03 Coffee Mug/04 Rotting Out/05 Sick-O-Me/06 Caught/07 When I Get Old/08 Doghouse/09 She Loves Me/10 Hateful Notebook/11 We/12 Eunuch Boy/13 This Place/14 I Wont Let Me/15 Thank You/16 Grand Theme

COOL TO BE YOU-01 Talking/02 Nothing With You/03 She Don't Care/04 'merican/05 Dog and Pony
Show/06 Blast Off/07 Dreams/08 Cool to Be You/09 Maddie/10 Mass Nerder/11 One More Day/12 Tack/13 Anchor Grill/14 Dry Spell

1987 LIVEAGE MINNEAPOLIS1 All/02 I'm Not a Loser/03 Silly Girl/04 I Wanna Be a Bear/05 Coolidge/06 Weinerschnitzel/07 I Don't Want To Grow Up/08 Kids/09 Wendy/10 Get the Time/11 Descendents/12 Sour Graps/13 All-O-Gistics/14 Myage/15 My Dad Sucks/16 Van/17 Subuurban Home/18 Hope/19 Clean Sheets/20 Pervert

HALLRAKER-LIVE BERKELY/MINNEAPOLIS 1987-01 Global Probing/02 My World/03 Hul rtin' Crul e/04 Hey Hey/05Kabuki Girl/All/06 Pep Talk/07 Jealous of the World/08 Christmas Vacation/09 I Like Food/10 Ice Man/11 Good Good Things/12 Cheer/13 Rockstar/14 No FB/15 Cameage

More to come, hopefully over the weekend we'll knock this one out. Another good one from the vaults of
John N, you guys and myself owe him a LOT for his magnificent submissions.

The Doors, part 24 of MAAAAANNNNY.......

Man, I never dreamed so much Doors material ever even existed, whomever compiled all of this stuff really
did a masaterful job, gotta give where due, right? Today we present a staggering EIGHT disc box set. It's loaded with demos, alts, you know, all that stuff.....this was released in 2008 and if you are a Doors junkie, this is for you.......there IS light at the end of the tunnel, this reminds me a lot of the Hendrix onslaught that I unleashed during the summer of 2014......got to where I (temporarily only of course) was so sick of Hendrix that I thought I'd vomit......I've sequenced the Doors differently, spacing the stuff out, and you know what? I'm STILL pretty sick of the Doors......BUT, we are gonna pull this off.......this is part 24, I anticipate, damn near guarentee I won't get to 30.......hey, break on through, it's the fucking Doors, and if ever you had the chance to fill in the gaps in your stash, this has GOTTA be it!

Lotsa lotsa tracks here, (a lot of them rare/unavailable elsewhere, too), this is actually a fine anthology, I guess mostly for fans (I'd say I am one), and I'm sure you won't care if I copy/paste the track lists and relatie information, because, well, I'm just kinda lazy like that.

01 – Moonlight Drive
02 – Hello, I Love You
03 – My Eyes Have Seen You
04 – Summer's Almost Gone
05 – End of The Night
06 – Go Insane
07 – Indian Summer
08 – Moonlight Drive
09 – Moonlight Drive – Backdoor Man
11 – Moonlight Drive
12 – People Are Strange
13 – Light My Fire
14 – Get Off My Life
15 – My Eyes Have Seen You
16 – Twentieth Century Fox
17 – Who Do You Love?
18 – Gloria
19 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
20 – Light My Fire
21 – Love Me Two Times

Tracks 1-6: World Pacific Jazz Studios; Los Angeles, CA; September 2, 1965
Track 7-9: Elektra Studios,LATE Summer-Early Fall 1966
Tracks 10-12: The Avalon; San Francisco, CA; March 4, 1967
Tracks 13-19: The Matrix; San Francisco, CA; March 7 & 10, 1967
Track 20: Mono Single Edit; April, 1967
Track 21: Sunset Sound Recorders; Los Angeles, CA; Early 1967

DiscTWOThe Celebration of The Lizard [1967-1968]

01 – The End
02 – People Are Strange
03 – Light My Fire
04 – People Are Strange
05 – Moonlight Drive
06 – Light My Fire
07 – Soul Kitchen
08 – Studio Dialogue
09 – Not To Touch The Earth
10 – Not To Touch The Earth
11 – Wintertime Love
12 – The Celebration of The Lizard
13 – Hello, I Love You
14 – Wild Child
15 – Ode To Freidrich Nietzsche
16 – Back Door Man/Crawling King Snake
17 – Spanish Caravan

Track 1: CBC Television Studios; Toronto, Canada; September 14, 1967
Track 2-3: The Ed Sullivan Show; New York, NY; September 17, 1967
Track 4: Murray The K Show; New York, NY; September 22, 1967
Tracks 5-6: The Jonathan Winters Show; Hollywood, CA; December 27, 1967
Track 7: Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, IL; May 10, 1968
Tracks 8-12: T.T.G. Studios; Hollywood, CA; March – June, 1968
Track 13: Dallas Memorial Auditorium; Dallas, Texas; July 9, 1968
Track 14: The Singer Bowl; Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York; August 2, 1968
Track 15: SaratogaPERFORMING Arts Center; Saratoga, New York; September 1, 1968
Track 16-17: The Roundhouse; London, England; September 6, 1968

Disc Three: Whiskey, Mystics and Men [1968-1969]

01 – Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) / Back Door Man
02 – The WASP (Texas Radio & The Big Beat)
03 – Love Me Two Times
04 – When The Music's Over
05 – The Unknown Soldier
06 – Love Street
07 – Money
08 – Mack The Knife / Alabama Song / Back Door Man
09 – You're Lost Little Girl
10 – Wild Child
11 – Touch Me
12 – Whiskey, Mystics and Men
13 – Wipeout
14 – Queen of The Magazines
15 – Love Me Tender
16 – Woman Is The Devil
17 – Push, Push

Tracks 1-5:TELEVISION-Byen; Gladsaxe, Copenhagen, Denmark; September 18, 1968

Tracks 6-9: Konserthuset; Stockholm, Sweden; September 20, 1968
Tracks 10-11: Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour; CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA; December 4, 1968
Tracks 12-16: Sunset Sound Studio; Hollywood, CA; February 25, 1969
Track 17: Sunset Sound Studio; Hollywood, CA; Spring, 1969

Disc Four: Rock Is Dead

01 – Rock Is Dead
02 – Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor
03 – Studio Dialogue
04 – Touch Me
05 – WhoSCARED You?
06 – Five To One
07 – Love Me Two Times
08 – Touch Me
09 – Tell All The People
10 – Alabama Song / Back Door Man
11 – Wishful, Sinful
12 – Build Me A Woman
13 – The Soft Parade
14 – Hyacinth House
15 – Paperback Queen
16 – Back Door Man

Track 1: Sunset Sound Studio; Hollywood, CA; February 25, 1969
Track 2: T.T.G. Studios; Hollywood, CA; February-March 1968
Tracks 3-5: Sunset Sound Studio; Hollywood, CA; March 1969
Tracks 6-8: Dinner Key Auditorium; Miami, Florida; March 1, 1969
Tracks 9-13: PBS Studios, WNET/Channel 13; New York, NY; April 28, 1969
Track 14: Robby Krieger's Home Studio; Los Angeles, CA; Spring-Summer 1969
Tracks 15-16: Cinematheque Theatre 16, Hollywood, CA; May 30, 1969

Disc Five: Roadhouse Blues

01 – Queen of The Highway
02 – Queen of The Highway [Instrumental]
03 – You Make Me Real
04 – Touch Me
05 – The Crystal Ship
06 – Maggie M'Gill
07 – Gloria
08 – I Will Never Be Untrue
09 – Mystery Train / Crossroads
10 – Back Door Man / Roadhouse Blues / Maggie M'Gill
11 – Roadhouse Blues
12 – The Spy
13 – Carol
14 – Blues For Lonnie [Instrumental]
15 – Whiskey, Mystics and Men
16 – Roadhouse Blues
17 – Dawn's Highway / Peace Frog
18 – Blue Sunday

Tracks 1-2: Elektra Sound Studios; Los Angeles, CA; Spring 1969
Tracks 3-5: Aquarius Theatre; Hollywood, CA; July 21, 1969
Tracks 6-9: Aquarius Theatre; Hollywood, CA; July 22, 1969
Track 10: Varsity Stadium; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; September 13, 1969
Track 11: Elektra Sound Studios; Los Angeles, CA; November 4, 1969
Tracks 12-15: Elektra Sound Studios; Los Angeles, CA; Fall-Winter 1969/1970
Track 16: Felt Forum; New York, NY; January 17, 1970
Tracks 17-18: Felt Forum; New York, NY; January 18, 1970

Disc Six: When The Music's Over

01 – The Celebration of The Lizard
02 –BUILD Me A Woman
03 – Gloria
04 – The Spy
05 - Carol
06 – Someday Soon
07 – When The Music's Over
08 – Been Down So Long

Tracks 1-2: Felt Forum; New York, NY; January 17, 1970
Track 3: Felt Forum; New York, NY; January 18, 1970
Track 4: Boston Arena; Boston, MA; April 10, 1970
Track 5: The Spectrum; Philadelphia, PA; May 1, 1970
Tracks 6-7: Pittsburgh Civic Arena; Pittsburgh, PA; May 2, 1970
Track 8: Cobo Hall; Detroit, Michigan; May 8, 1970

Disc Seven: Universal Mind

01 – People Get Ready / Mystery Train / Crossroads
02 – Light My Fire / Fever / Summertime / St. James Infirmary
03 – Love MeTWO Times / Baby Please Don't Go / St. James Infirmary
04 – Universal Mind
05 – The End

Track 1: Seattle Center Coliseum; Seattle, WA; June 5, 1970
Track 2: Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; June 6, 1970
Tracks 3-4: Bakersfield Civic Auditorium; Bakersfield, CA; August 21, 1970
Track 5: Isle of Wight Festival; Isle of Wight, England; August 29, 1970

Disc Eight: In The Eye of The Sun

01 – Crawling King Snake
02 – You Need Meat (Don't Go No Further)
03 – Love Her Madly
04 – The Changeling
05 – L.A. Woman
06 – Treetrunk
07 – Tightrope Ride
08 – In The Eye of The Sun
09 – I'm Horny, I'm Stoned
10 – Love Me Two Times
11 – Verdilac
12 – Ships W/ Sails
13 – The Mosquito
14 – Good Rockin’

Track 1: The Doors Workshop; Los Angeles, CA; Fall 1970
Track 2: The Doors Workshop; Los Angeles, CA; Winter 1970
Tracks 3-5: State Fair Music Hall; Dallas, TX; December 11, 1970
Track 6: The Doors Workshop; Hollywood, CA; 1972
Tracks 7-12: Radio Bremen TV; Bremen, West Germany; May 3, 1972
Tracks 13-14: The Dick Cavett Show; New York, NY; August 25, 1972  

Sorry the pictures edidn't fit in well, I hope it's not too hard on the eyes......still a fuck of a lot better than having to type all thos track titles though.....hope ya enjoy, as I always do!

Florence + the Machine

One of my very (modern/latter day) bands, Ms. Florence Welch can most certainly belt out a tune, there is
not arguement there.....I think my son Grant may have turned me onto their stuff, but I've liked it from the beginning......everything....the odd lyrical concepts ("Kiss with a Fist"?)....the amazing vocals ("The Dog Days Are Over" is just amazing if listened to at high volume)....the wicked, subtle sense of humor (calling an album "Lungs", GOD yes!). Anyway, I have a bunch of stuff here from F+TM, some various singles and stuff that Grant (my son) contributed........damn, damn, damn good stuff here, there IS hope for the future of music, perhaps.........

LUNGS DELUXE EDITION (D1)-01 Dog Days Are Over/02 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)/03 I'm Not Calling You a Liar/04 Howl/05 Kiss With a Fist/06 Girl With One Eye/07 Drumming Song/08 Between Two Lungs/09 Cosmic Love/10 My Boy Builds Coffins/11 Hurricane Drunk/12 Blinding/13 You've Got the Love

LUNGS DELUXE EDITION (D2)-01 Bird Song Intro/02 Bird Song/03 Dog Days Are Over (demo)/04 Falling/05 Hardest of Hearts/06 Ghosts (demo)/07 Girl With One Eye (Bayou Percussion Version)

LUNGS BOX SET DISC 1-01 Dog Days Are Over/02 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)/03 I'm Not Calling You a Liar/04 Howl/05 Kiss With a Fist/06 Girl With One Eye/07 Drumming Song/08 Between Two Lungs/09 Cosmic Love/10 My Boy Builds Coffins/11 Hurricane Drunk/12 Blinding/13 You've Got the Love

LUNGS BOX SET DISC 2 (Live at Abbey Road) 01 Between Two lungs/03 Kiss With a Fist/04 Cosmic
Love/05 Oh Darling/06 The Dog Days Are Over/07 Drumming Song/08 You've Got the Love/09 Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)

LUNGS BOX SET DISC 3-01 Halo (recorded for Radio 1's Live Lounge/02 Hurricane Drunk (accoustic)/03 You've Got the Love (Fraser T Smith Mix)/04 Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up P.E.S.T. remix)/05 Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix)/06 Flakes/07 An Offering (rabbit Heart Remix)/08 You've Got the Love (Steve Pitron and Max Sanna remix)/09 Cosmic Love/10 Are You Hurting the One You Love/11 Swimming

BETWEEN TWO LUNGS DISC 1-01 Dog Days Are Over/02 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)/03 I'm Not Calling You a Liar/04 Howl/05 Kiss With a Fist/06 Girl With One Eye/07 Drumming Song/08 Between Two Lungs/09 Cosmic Love/10 My Boy Builds Coffins/11 Hurricane Drunk/12 Blinding/13 You've Got the Love

BETWEEN TWO LUNGS DISC 2-01 heavy In Your Arms/02 You've Got the Dirtee Love/03 Hurricane Drunk (Horrors Remix)/04 Strangeness and Charm (Live)/05 Swimming (Live)/06 Dog Days are Over (Yeasayer Remix)/07 Drumming Song/08 Girl With One Eye/09 Hurricane Drunk/10 Dog Days are Over/11 My Boy Builds Coffins/12 Hospital Beds

LUNGS THE B SIDES-01 Swimming/02 Heavy In Your Arms/03 Ghosts (demo)/04 You've Got the Dirtee Love (Live)/05 Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer remix)/06  Falling/07 Are You Hurting the One You Love/08 Addicted to Love/09 Bird Song/10 Hospital Beds/11 Hardest of Hearts

CEREMONIALS (DELUXE D1)-01  Only If For a Night/02 Shake It Out/03 What the Water Gave Me/04 Never let Me go/05 Breaking Down/06 Lover to Lover/07 No Light No Light/08 Seven Devils/09 Heartlines/10 Spectrum/11 All This and Heaven Too/12 Leave My Body

CEREMONIALS (DELUXE D2)-01 Remain Nameless/02 Strangeness and Charm/03 Bedroom Hymns/04 What the Water Gave Me (demo)/05 Landscape (demo)/06 Heartlines (Acoustic)/07 Shake It Out (acoustic)/08 Breaking Down (Acoustic)

HOW BIG HOW BLUE HOW BEAUTIFUL-01 Ship to Wreck/02 What kind of man/03 How Big How Blue How Beautiful/04 Queen of Peace/05 Various Storms and Saints/06 Delilah/07 Long and Lost/08 Caught/09 Third Eye/10 St. Jude/11 Mother/12 Hiding/13 Make Up Your Mind/14 Which Witch (demo)/15 Third Eye (demo)/16 How Big How Blue How Beautiful (demo)

SINGLES AND EPS (I decided to make an "album" out of them, program as you wish!) 01 Kiss With a Fist/02 Hospital Beds/03 Dog Days Are Over/04 You've Got the Love/05 Dog Days Are Over/06 Kiss With a Fist/07 You've Got the Love/08 Hospital beds/09 Dog Days Are Over (an Optimo (espacio) mix)/10 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (Album version)/11 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (Jamie T's Lionheart remix)/12 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (Leo Zero remix)/13 You've Got the Love (single version)/14
You've Got the Love (tom Middleton remix)/15 Addicted to Love/16 Shake It out/17 Shake it Out (weekend remix)/18 Shake it Out (Benny Benassi Remix Edit)/19 Shake It Out (Benny Benassi remix)/20 No Light No Light/21 No Light No Light (Breakage's One Moment  Less For Mortimer Mix)/22
No Light No Light (DAS remix)

LIVE AT THE WIRELESS-01 Intro/02 My Boy Builds Coffins/03 Kiss With a Fist/04 Hurricane Drunk/05
Between Two Lungs/06  Drumming Song/07 Cosmic Love/08 If I had a Heart/09 Blinding/10 I'm Not Calling You a Liar/11 Howl/12 Dog Days Are Over/13 You've got the Love/14 Rabbit heart (raise it Up)/15 Back Announce

Really hope you like this one, a bit different from what I normally do, but no matter, I DO like this chick a lot (the band as well)...good stuff here, and  hope that Florence is cool enough to realize that i'm sharing her work because I love it.......looking forward to future efforts from Florence  co.


Who here knows about Kratom? Well, the short version here is its a leaf/herb grown mainly in Thailand. It
has long been illegal in Thailand, because (this is important) it's usage undercuts that nations ability to collect it's opium tax. As far as Kratom being a "dangerous""narcotic", well, all I can do is roll my eyes (again)

Kratom does so many good things that it is hard to list them all. It relieves most chronic pain (especially arthritis).....it can be used in detoxing opiate addicts. In different doses, it can be a relaxing sedative, or it can make one more alert. It's the ONLY cure that's ever worked, for me personally, on my restless leg syndrome.....it's a fine supplement, one, as far as I know, without a negative side.

So, of course, the DEA has unilaterally decided to make Kratom a Schedule 1 narcotic, effective 9/30/16. So, REALLY? Kratom = Heroin? Or, is it similar to the situation in Thailand, where if the opiate industry can't get their hands on a piece of it, it must be "bad".

Well, it's NOT "bad"......I've used it fairly regularly for 5-6 years, never once had even a slight negative reaction to it in any way, nor has any other user whom I know.

What can be done?  I'm guessing nothing, but if you are more optomistic than i, there are petitions out there
on the issue......the petitions, from what I have read, have been doing quite eell, I'm not, though, sure what that means......here is a link to one of them should you wish to try your luck:


In my city, Heroin capsules can be purchased for five dollars. Many doctors are
terrified to write a script for pain meds, making their black market cost sky high
and pointing MORE people to heroin.......now, if opiates are scarce and expensive, 
Kratom is unavailable, don't even ask about medicinal weed, AND, to top it off, 
heroin capsules are readily available and dirt cheap, where would  YOU expect
drug users to turn?

So do me a goddamn favor. STOP, just STOP, whining about "heroin destroying 
lives! Destroying our cities!".......sure as fuck looks like it's by design to me......
please sign the petition, who knows, and if you've never tried Kratom, and want
to, hurry, you don't have long left. There are many online botanical
shops from which it CAN  be purchased (for now), it really is a fine, helpful, and 
harmless product. 

With so many real issues threatening to rip the world apart, blaming our troubles
upon a harmless weed (yes, AGAIN) is an idea which would make perfect sense
in an America governed by Donald Trump......let's try to be a little better than that,
just once?

BigScott's NFL preseason report with incredible download

OK, in case you didn't know, I am a HUGE football fan, as much as I am a fan of music, football has served
as an incredible diversion for me for decades, I can lose myself in a game much like I can in music......this blog is not the proper place to pontificate about the upcoming season, in particular Teddy Bridgewater's season ending injury, or the Vikings controversial acquisition of Sam Bradford......just wanted to lay out my thoughts before Sunday. And mostly I have a very cool downloadable bonus for any real football fans who happen to be here, to 95% of the readers here, it will mean nothing, to the other 5% they will simply be amazed.

OK, quickly, let us preview the NFL season.....I am a vikings fan, have been one since 1969, and, even living in Ohio I have rarely missed a game in that 47 year span.......anyway, I am usually pessemistic about their chances, I was thinking that with a healthy Teddy Bridgewater this year they really had a good shot, but of course, (only the vikings), he was lost for the season in practice on a NON CONTACT INJURY....NON CONTACT! His career may be over, for all I know, hell they say the guy came close to possibly losing his fucking LEG. But, a theory......

Sam Bradford was the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft a few years ago. He's been hurt a lot, been on some bad teams and in 20 different systems.....not predicting this is going to happen, BUT, picture, a perfectly skilled NFL QB, on the best team he's ever been on, with the best running back of all time helping him out, and one of the NFL's best defenses (REALLY GOOD, best in many years, the great Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Everson griffin, Xavier Rhodes, Harrison Smith, Sharif Floyd if he can stay on the field......

When I look at any sports teams, preseason, I asses the team and try to compare it with a team of the past....the team I see reflecteed in the 2016 Vikings is the 1980-83 Raiders, just after they had picked up Jim Plunkett.....like Bradford, a former #1 overall pick......like Bradford, problems with injuries and awful teams......like Bradford, the guy knew how to play football, and four years later keyed around the running of Marcus Allen and a killer defense, they had won two championships (1980, 1983).

I am going to predict the Vikings win the division, (I usually DO NOT)....they've pulled stuff like this before,
bringing in Warren Moon or Jim Mcmahon or Brad Johnson Act 2 or Randall Cunningham or Jeff George or (GAG) Donovan Mcnabb.....Bradford had FAR more (and I really do mean FAR more) upside than any of those lads had. Many fans of the team disagree with me, but I think the pickup of Bradford is a fairly low-risk aquisition, considering the upside of the player involved. Certainly they'd win NOTHING with Shaun Hill, so at least they give hope to the fan base. Looking forward to the season, a bit hesitantly, but I LOVE me some Vikings football. I've never given up on them, other than the Chicago Cubs, possibly the most difficult team in sports to be a hard core fan of.

REAL quick, here are my predictions for 2016, PLEASE (if you are a football fan) share yours, whomever comes closest will win, well, we'll figure something out........anyway here it is, and again, I'd love to see yours, although I know my love of Vikings football is not REALLY what this blog is 'bout, but actually, it's 'bout whatever I'm feeling, and, this week, feeling the NFL season in the motherfucking air!

AFC EAST                      AFC NORTH                        AFC SOUTH                         AFC WEST

1. New England                 1. Cincinnati                              1. Indianapolis                        1. Kansas City
2. NY Jets                         2. Pittsburgh                              2. Tennessee                          2. Oakland
3. Buffalo                           3. Baltimore                              3. Houston                             3. San Diego
4. Miami                            4. Cleveland                              4. Jacksonville                       4. Denver

NFC EAST                       NFC NORTH                           NFC SOUTH                        NFC WEST

1. Washington                    1. Minnesota                               1. Carolina                            1. Seattle
2. NY Giants                     2. Green Bay                               2. New Orleans                    2 Arizona
3. Dallas                            3. Chicago                                  3. Tampa Bay                       3. San Francisco
4. Philadaelphia                 4. Detroit                                     4. Atlanta                             4. Los Angeles

AFC WILD CARDS: Oakland, Pittsburgh
NFC WILD CARDS:  Green Bay, New Orleans



OK, this is only for hardcore football fans, these are likely somthing you've not seen before......what I have
here are the actual playbooks for some of the NFL's great- and not so great teams of recent times.....I'll list the teams for you in a second, but for a football fan, this is a dream come true to look at.....I have a bunch of them from some of the great NCAA teams as well, and I'll try to get them up next week sometime

NFL PART 1-1969 Redskins/1981 Eagles/1982 49ers/1983 Chargers/1985 49ers/1985 Rams/1986 Redskins/1989 Packers part 1/1989 Packers part 2

NFL PART 2-1990 Bengals/1991 49ers/1991 Bills/1994 Bills/1994 Vikings/1995 Steelers/1997 Bills

NFL PART 3-1997 Packers/ 1998 Raiders/1999 Dolphins/1999 Rams/2000 Giants/2000 Rams

NFL PART 4-01 2000 Seahawks/2001 Cowboys/2001 NFC Pro Bowl/2001 NY Jets/2002 Broncos/2003 Patriots/2004 Patriots part 1/2004 Patriots part 2/2004 Saints

NFL PART 5-01 2004 Steelers/02 2005 Panthers/03 1998 Vikings