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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Super Mega XTC Part 2

Hope you enjoyed yesterday's slew of XTC, nothing difficult to loacate, but maybe some of you
young pups perhaps got an education on them if you were unfamiliar......got a lot more stuff here over the next 2-3 days so let us get to it.

First up, "Transistor Blast", a four disc set released in 1998, a mixture of studio sessions/live rcordings taken from various BBC sessions. The first two discs are studio efforts, mostly Peel sessions, interesting and highlighted by a fine "Atom Age" on Disc 2. The other two discs are live stuff, Disc 3 culled from a couple of shows, 1978-79, and Disc 4 a 1980 show from Hammersmith Palais which concludes with a fairly smoking "Are You Recieving Me?"

"Fossil Fuel-The Singles 1977-1992" is two discs which have a LOT of overlap with yesterday's stuff, I have included them here in the interest of a few alternate "single versions", notably a decidedly inferior (IMO) version of "This Is Pop".

A somewhat companion piece is the single disc "Beeswax-Some B-Sides 1977-1992",  which  includes a BUNCH of, well, B-Sides, most of which are not compiled elsewhere, this one essential for fans of the band.

Fairly rare from what I understand is "The Tiny Circus of Life", a limited edition French collection from 1992,  a few tracks exist in only this form......according to which source one believes, the release was somewhere between 1000 and 3000 copies, so in any case I guess it's a rarity.

The oldest thing I can come up with is a really cool 1977 Peel Session, from before the release of "White Music",  fun to hear such early versions of "Radios In Motion" and "Statue of Liberty".

"Jules Verne's Sketchbook" is a fan club release (1986) of Andy Partridge's home demo recordings,
again, ANOTHER slew of songs which don't appear much of anywhere else. It is possitively staggering the amount of material these guys not only released but DIDN'T release, I am stunned that I personally even have so much.

Yet another large rarities collection is "Rag N Bone Buffet", a collection of B-Sides and other obscurities among them a Colin Moulding solo effort, "Too Many Cooks In the Kitchen", which he recorded/released under the name "The Colonel"......

I have to stop somewhere for today, there is still a good amount of material yet to come, like I said, I didn't even realize myself how much of this stuff is on the "X" shelf back there, haven't really gone into a ton of detail here but the bottom line is, if you are a fan of these guys you will probably find some stuff here you didn't have, if you just discovered them from yesterday's post, junior, procede with caution because as I said, these boys put out a LOT of material, officially and otherwise.

Got a bunch of extended singles, demos, some stuff Andy Partridge compiled, and some other stuff tomorrow BEFORE I even get to the mountain of live recordings. I will NEVER do such a big post again without doing any preparation, ie sorting stuff out and the like but I TRULY didn't realize how much of thier stuff I have.......so if you do happen to be an XTC fan, hope you enjoy something here.

TRANSISTOR BLAST DISC 1-01 Intro/02 Life Begins at the Hop/03 Scarecrow People/04 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her/05 Ten Feet Tall/06 Garden of Earthly Delights/07 Runaways/08 Whn You're Near Me I Have Difficulty/09 I'm Bugged/10 Another Satellite/11 You're the Wish You Are I Had/12 Crosswires/13 Roads Girdle the Globe

TRANSISTOR BLAST DISC 2-01 No Thugs In Our House/02 One of the Millions/03 Real By Reel/04 The Meeting Place/05 Meccanic Dancing/06 Poor Skeleton Steps Out/07 Atom Age/08 The Rythm/09 This World Over/10 Snowman/11 Danceband/12 Making Plans For Nigel/13 Jason and the Argonauts

TRANSISTOR BLAST DISC 3-01 Radios In Motion/02 Crosswires/03 Science Friction/04 Statue of
Liberty/05 The Rythm/06 I'll Set Myself On Fire/07 New Town Animal/08 All Along the Watchtower/09 Beatown/10 This is Pop/11 Danceband/12 Neon Shuffle

TRANSISTOR BLAST DISC 4-01 Life Begins At the Hop/02 Burning With Optimism's Flames/03 Love First Sight/04 Respectable Street/05 No Language In Our Lungs/06 This is Pop/07 Scissor Man/08 Tower of London/09 Battery Brides/10 Living Through Another Cuba/11 Generals and Majors/12 Making Plans For Nigel/13 Are You Recieving Me?

FOSSIL FUEL-THE SINGLES 1977-92 DISC 1-01 Science Friction/02 Statue of Liberty/03 This Is Pop (Single Version)/04 Are You Recieving Me?/05 Life Begins at the Hop/06 Making Plans For Nigel/07 Ten Feet Tall/08 Wait 'Til Your Boat Goes Down/09 Generals And Majors/10 Towers of London/11 Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)/12 Love at First Sght/13 Respectable Street (Single Version)/14 Senses Working Overtime/15 Ball And Chain/16 No Thugs In Our House

FOSSIL FUEL-THE SINGLES 1977-92 DISC 2-01 Great Fire/02 Wonderland/03 Love on a Farmboy's Wages/04 All You Pretty Girls/05 This World Over/06 Wake Up/07 Grass/08 The Meeting Place/09 Dear God/10 The Mayor of Simpleton/11 King For a Day/12 The Loving/13 The Disappointed/14 The Ballad of Peterpumpkinhead/15 Wrapped In Grey

BEESWAX-SOME B-SIDES 1977-92-01 She's So Square/02 Dance Band/03 Hang On to the Night/04 Heatwave/05 Instant Tunes/06 Pulsing Pulsing/07 Don't Lose Your Temper/08 Smokeless Zone/09 The Somnambulist/11 Blame the Weather/12 Tissue Tigers/13 Punch and Judy/14 Heaven Is Paved With Broken Glass

THE TINY CIRCUS OF LIFE-01 History of Rock N Roll/02 The Mayor of Simpleton/03 Scarecrow People/04 Dear God/05 Season Cycle/06 Grass/07 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her/08 Great Fire/09 Runaways/10 Senses Working Overtime/11 Knuckle Down/12 Fly on the Wall/13 Blame the Weather/14 Respectable Street/15 Making Plans For Nigel/16 This Is Pop

PEEL SESSIONS 1977-01 She's So Square/02 Crossed Wires/03 Radios In Motion/04 Science Friction/05 Atom Age/06 Dance Band/07 Heat Wave/08 I'm Bugged/09 Statue of Liberty

JULES VERNE'S SKETCHBOOK-01 Young Cleopatra/02 Motorcycle Landscape/04  Happy
Families/04 Glow/05 Moonlit Drive/06 Broomstick Rhythm/07 Work/08 Ra Ra For Red Rocking Horse/09 Disque Bleu/10 Mopti Fake/11 Little Lighthouse/12 When We Get To England/13 Shaking Skin House/14 Obscene Procession/15 Dripping Basin

RAG N BONE BUFFET-01 Extrovert/02 Ten Feet Tall/03 Mermaid Smiled/04 Too Many Cooks In Our Kitchen (The Colonel)/05 Respectable Street (UK Single Version)/06 Looking For Footprints/07 Over Rusty Water/08 Heaven Is Paved With Broken Glass/09 The World Is Filled With Angry Young Men/10 Punch and Judy/11 Thanks For Christmas (The Three Wisemen)/12 Tissue Tigers/13 I Need Protection (The Colonel)/14 Another Satellite (Sunday Live Show)/15 Strange Tales, Strange Tails/16 Officer Blue/17 Scissor Man (Peel Show 1979)/18 Cockpit Dance Mixture/19 Pulsing, Pulsing/20 Happy Families/21 Countdown to Christmas Party Time (The Three Wisemen)/22 Blame the Weather/23 Take This Town/24 The History of Rock N Roll
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Super Mega XTC Part 1

Not sure how many days/parts this is going to entail, I have a BUNCH of material, I'll try not to
overlap TOO much and also try to avoid some of the lesser (IMO) opinion material, I really haven't prepared for this post the way I generally do on these BIG ones (I also wouldn't be surprised if Dave Sez checked in with some surprises, UK new wave/punk of the late 70's early 80's rarities, he is the ABSOLUTE man!!!!), I just got the idea of doing an XTC post this morning and then looked at the sheer volume of material I have from them........but still, I'm in an XTC frame of mind.

From Swindon, England, ca. 1975, XTC began as guitarist/vocalist Andy Partridge, bassist/vocalist Colin Moulding, dummer Terry Chambers, and keyboardist Barry Andrews. Like so many others, with me, personally,thier most well known works are not necessarilly the most enjoyable, they did have some successful singles ("Dear God", "Senses Working Overtime") that, to me, are not anywhere near the quality of some of the earlier work, but to each his/her own.

OK, I guess I will sort this stuff out as follows, a "proper" discography, followd by some comps and EP's and stuff, followed by a bunch of live shows from thier prime years, and we'll see what else I can come up with....I'm thinking 4-5 days, let's consider today a "primer" for the novice, the more rare stuff (and there is quite a slew) will start tomorrow I guess.

So, the album releases start with an abolute bang, 1977's amazing "White Music", of which we have a wonderful vinyl rip here......certainly one of the greatest albums of the 1970's, for my money a five-star classic without question.....while (IMO) a couple of Moulding's tracks ("Cross Wires", "Do What You Do") are nothing tremendous, Partridge's stuff is of legend.....leading off with one of the great new wave singles, "Radios In Motion", there are also the classics "This is Pop", "Statue of Liberty", "Atom Age", "Neon Shuffle", PLUS a wonderful cover of "All Along the
Watchtower".......highlighted by Partridge's stuttering guitar work and quirky vocals and especially Andrews' amazing hockey arena keyboards, this is an album you will not want to miss if you are not already familiar. By the way, it's one of "those" handful of albums that, to me, the vinyl version, for whatever reason, just sounds better than the CD version.

The follow up, "Go 2" with it's goofy cover, emerged in 1978, and is actually a semi-classic as well....Mouldin's songwriting improves tremendously, his "Buzzcity Talking", "Crowded Room", and "The Rythem" are all standouts, Partridge contriubtes his usual slew of great songs ("Are You Recieving Me", "Life is Good in the Greenhouse", "Jumping in Gomorrah", and Andrews even shows HIS writing chops with a pair of fine contributions, "My Weapon" and "Super Tuff".....this is another excellent album, probably a bit underappreciated.

1979's "Drums and Wires" is something of a letdown, although it does include on of their biggest singles, the great "Making Plans For Nigel", and also "When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty" and "Life Begins at the Hop"......this is another vinyl rip which if you already have you will want for some bonus tracks, including fairly hard to locate "Blame the Weather" and "Tissue Tigers", taken from, I remember it like it was last night, a Trouser Press Magazine "Flexi-Disc".

I consider 1980's "Black Sea " to be thier final really great album, something of a comeback from "Drums and Wires", it is a bold attempt to develop and expand their sound....."Respectable Street", though, sounds like classic XTC, a bold anthem of hypocrisy ("Sunday church and they look fetching, Saturday night saw him wretching over our fence"), we also get the oddball "Living Through Another Cuba" and "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)", as well as the truly bizarre "Travels In Nihilon".....also included on THIS vinyl rip is a live "Respectable Street", taken from "Urrgh: A Music War!"

"English Settlement" is a somewhat ambitious 1983 double LP release (that was the end of my vinyl
rips it's digital from here out), it's ok, a bit long and clumsy, there is some good stuff here ("Senses Working Overtime", "No Thugs In Our House").....for fans, not really essential from here. "Mummer" is also a solid, professional, and IMO somewhat dull effort, standouts include "Love on a Farmboy's Wages" and "Wonderland".

In my decidedly non-expert opinion, I consider the seventh album "The Big Express", to be maybe their most under-appreciated disc, and a bit of another mini-comeback......still some fine songwriting here ("I Bought Myself a Liarbird", "Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her").....NOT an essential album, but a quite good and listenable one.

In case you were wondering, I DO have the fine psych albums that the band released under the name "Dukes of the Stratosphere", look for these a little bit later in this series (reason: they are on a different shelf and I dont feel like going back and getting them right now), the next "proper" XTC album was "Skylarking", I'm not too crazy about it, the CD version does include "Dear God" which was a major single, and one that I don't care that much for, either.

They plugged on...."Oranges and Lemons" (whose title comes from a poem liberally quoted in my favorite book, "1984"...."Oranges and Lemons, say the bells of St. Clemmons....."), and for a band's tenth or eleventh or whatever you consider this, it isn't awful, you have to give them some credit, this came along in 1989, "King for a Day" and "Mayor of Simpleton" are decent XTC, give Mouldin and Partridge props, they could crank out the songs if nothing else.

"Nonsuch" is from 1992 (!), I've only listened to it a few times and don't really recall anything
REALLY standout, it's here if you want it......the final efforts were 1999's "Apple Venus Volume 1", a pretty weak effort (IMO) that experiments with chamber music and folky stuff, and 2000's "Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)" which I think is even worse.....didn't even have copies of them, had to go on the web and snatch some for you guys to evaluate if yer so inclined.

OK there is a LOT of material here, and you have seen NOTHING yet, wait and see what I have the next few days, if you are a fan of these lads you probably have everything HERE, but for certain a rare piece or two may find you the next couple posts......but i REALLY have a BUNCH of stuff from these guys and I am going to go all "Hendrix" and empty out the vault.......enjoy!

WHITE MUSIC-01 Radios In Motion/02 X Wires/03 This is Pop/04 Do What You Do/05 Statue of Liberty/06 All Along the Watchtower/07 Atom Age/08 Set Myself on Fire/09 I'm Bugged/10 New Town Animal/11 Spinning Top/12 Neon Shuffle

GO 2-01 Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!)/02 Battery Brides/03 Buzzcity Talking/04 Crowded Room/05 The Rythem/06 Are You Recieving Me?/07 Red/08 Beatown/09 Life Is Good in the Greenhouse/10 Jumping In Gommorah/11 My Weapon/12 Super Tuff/13 I Am the Audience

DRUMS AND WIRES-01 Life Begins at the Hop/02 Helicopter/03 Making Plans For Nigel/04 Ten Feet Tall/05 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty/06 That is the Way/07 Real By Reel/08 Millions/09 Outside World/10 Roads Girdle the Globe/11 Scissor Man/12 Complicated Game/13 Limelight/14 Day In Day Out/15 Chain of Command/16 Blame the Weather/17 Tissue Tigers

BLACK SEA-01 Respectable Street/02 Generals and Majors/03 Living Through Another Cuba/04 Love at First Sight/05 Rocket From a Bottle/06 No Language In Our Lungs/07 Towers of London/08 Paer And Iron (Notes and Coins)/09 Burning With Optimism's Flame/10 Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me)/11 Travels In Nihilon/12 Respectable Street (Live)

ENGLISH SETTLEMENT-01 Runaways/02 Ball and Chain/03 Senses Working Overtime/04 Jason
and the Argonauts/05 No Thugs In Our House/06 Yacht Dance/07 All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)/08
Melt the Guns/09 Leisure/10 It's Nearly Africa/11 Knuckle Down/12 Fly On the Wall/13 Down In the Cockpit/14 English Roundabout/15 Snowman

MUMMER-01 Beating of Hearts/02 Wonderland/03 Love on a Farmboy's Wages/04 Great Fire/05 Deliver Us From the Elements/06 Frost Circus/07 Jump/08 Toys/09 Gold/10 Procession Toward Learning Land/11 Desert Island/12 Human Alchemy/13 Laybird/14 In Loving Memory of a Name/15 Me and the Wind/16 Funk Pop a Roll

THE BIG EXPRESS-01 Wake Up/02 All You Pretty Girls/03 Shake Your Donkey Up/04 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her/05 This World Over/06 Red Brick Dream/07 Washaway/08 Blue Overall/09 The Everyday Story of Smalltown/10 I Bought Myself a Liarbird/11 Reign of Blow/12 You're the Wish You Are I Had/13 I Remember the Sun/14 Train Running Low on Soul Coal

SKYLARKING-01 Summer's Cauldron/02 Grass/03 The Meeting Place/04 That's Really Super, Supergirl/05 Ballet For a Rainy Day/06 1000 Umbrellas/07 Season Cycle/08 Earn Enough For Us/09 Big Day/10 Another Satellite/11 Mermaid Smiled/12 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul/13 Dying/14 Sacrificial Bonfire/15 Dear God

ORANGES AND LEMONS-01 Garden of Earthly Delights/02 The Mayor of Simpleton/03 King For a Day/04 Here Comes President Kill Again/05 The Loving/06 Poor Skeleton Steps Out/07 One of the Millions/08 Scarecrow People/09 Merely a Man/10 Cynical Days/11 Across This Antheap/12 Hold Me My Daddy/13 Pink Thing/14 Miniature Sun/15 Chalkhills and Children

NONSUCH-01 The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead/02 My Bird Peforms/03 Dear Madam Barnum/04 Humble Daisy/05 The Smartest Monkeys/06 The Disappointed/07 Holly Up On Poppy/08 Crocodile/09 Rook/10 Omnibus/11 That Wave/12 Then She Appeaered/13 War Dance/14 Wrapped In Grey/15 The Ugly Underneath/16 Bungalow/17 Books Are Burning

APPLE VENUS VOLUME 1-01 River of Orchids/02 I'd Like That/03 Easter Theater/04 Knights
in Shining Karma/05 Frivilous Tonight/06 Greenman/07 Your Dictionary/08 Fruit Nut/09 I Can't Own Her/10 Harvest Festival/11 The Last Balloon

WASP STAR (APPLE VENUS VOLUME 2)-01 Playground/02 Stupidly Happy/03 In Another Life/04 My Brown Guitar/05 Boarded Up/06 I'm The Man Who Murdered Love/07 We're All Light/08 Standing In For Joe/09 Wounded House/10 You and the Clouds Will Still Beautiful/11 Church of Women/12 The Wheel and the Maypole

Bon appetite!







Friday, August 22, 2014

Return of the Riot Grrrls (Part 6)

Thanks to an Anonymous friend of the blog, can complete the entire series of giant free download
collections created by Riot Grrrl Berlin......this set ("This Is What Feminism Sounds Like") was actually the SECOND of the six, but was the only one not on Pirate Bay.......so, nothing like, ohh, going to Riot Grrrl Berlin's actual website ever occured to always-astute me....but our Anonymous commenter did just that, and, guess what!?! There it was......so anyway, thanks to Anon and again thanks to Riot Grrrl Berlin and all the bands involved, these collections are really great. I have NOT got to listen to this yet, but I am sure that it is similar to the others, ie mostly unknown Riot Grrrl bands from around the world......one thing I DO notice is that this one contains both a track from Pussy Riot, whom we discussed a bit the other day, and, also a track from The Horny Bitches, whose album I actually once posted on this very site (check archive I have no idea if it is still available).

Like the other sets, this one also includes a bunch of printable flyers/posters, band links, and info, noone that I know of made a nickle off of this, so please check it out, I think it's a great thing that Riot Grrrl Berlin and all of these bands did to create these, I am glad to have stumbled upon them and more than happy to share them to the readers of this blog (the other collections have been quite popular, actually).

As with the other sets, the tracks are simply
presented in alphabetical order, you can program them however you like, and once again due to Zippyshare's size limitations on file uploads, I have had to split the file into three "discs", otherwise the file is presented exactly as I recieved it, all artwork, text files, etc are intact (and included with the first "disc")......

Again, one final "thank you" to Riot Grrrl Berlin and all of the bands, we could ALWAYS use more projects of this nature. Please support these bands, and, of course, enjoy the music provided.

DISC 1-01 ABSTRACT RANDOM-Playdead/02  ADJKFS-The Ride to Earth/03 ADRIFT DA BELLE-More/04 ALL OR  NOTHING H.C.-Racist, Classist, Anti-Gay Bullshit/05 ANTI-CORPOS-Brincando De Lgualdade/06 BADKAT-Sticks and Stones/07 BAM! BAM!-Golden Haze Two/08 BERTHA LUTZ-Feminism? Yes, please/09 BONNIE MACALLISTER-Fighting the Creep/10 CAT VENOM-Old Meat/11 CRASH PARIS-Take You Down/12 DANCE ON YOUR GRAVE-Paper Guns/13 DEAD BY PREGNANCY-Got Killed/14 DEAR DARLING, HELLO-One Less Promise/15
DECIBELLES-The End Of A Reign/16 DIRTY-Call 034/17 EAT THE DAISIES-Saturday Nite/18 EATLIZ-Spliff/19 ECHO BEACH-Rock n Roll Fantasy (Pink Mountaintops cover)/20 ESPER SCOUT-Shed Some Light/21 FEMMEPOP-Medication/22 FINN MOUSTACHE-Wer Sich Umdrehte

DISC 2-01 FOURTH WAVE-Boner!/02 GUNK-Bruised/03 HEARTS UNDER FIRE-We've Come
Too Far To Live In The Past/04 HELLO KILLU-Wat Zoek Je/05 HILARY ALLEN-How Are You All Doing This Evening/06 HOOKER-I Almost Miss You/07 HUSBANDS 'N' KNIVES-Babalon/08
ISY REBEL & BOY MJ-Black Poison/09 JELIZA ROSE-Flip Flop/10 JOLLY GOODS-If I Were A Woman/11 KITTY KAWAII-Summertime/12 LA CHATTE, AMIZADE!-Fasterharder/13 LAS GUSANAS-Let You Go!/14 LENA STOEHRFAKTOR-Kategorie Ich/15 LILIDOLLRAGE-Horror Song/16 LOST LUNA-Pink Bloc/17 MARY OCHER-The Sound Of War/18 MAYBECYBORGS-Are You Tired? Me Too/19 MRS. HOWL-Yellow Lamp/20 MUDDY RIVER-Bad Words/21 NICKY CLICK-Pop Diva/22 NORAH NOIZZZE AND BAND-Winterdepression

DISC 3-01 NOTIC NASTIC-Illuminati Bitch/02 P NAGA-My Angel/03 POLLYANNA-Boy (Book Of Love)/04 POM POM-Your Little Flower/05 PURE MAGICAL LOVE-Shapeshifter/06 PUSSY RIOT-Putin Has Pissed Himself/07 RAUBERHOHLE-My Heart Bleeps Noisy Beeps (Kirmes Remix)/08 SAMANTHA SCHINDLER-Tight Ass (Theres no such Thing as Chivalry/09 SCRAGFIGHT-Holloway Holiday/10 SELLOFAN-I want it now/11 SHE SAID DESTROY-Polaroid Me/12 SHIRLEY  HOLMES-Ride On Me/13 SIETE ARMAS-The Silence/14 SLUTTY HEARTS-Helicopter/15 SPAT-Robot (Demo)/16 STEREOWOOLF-When I was a Baby Feminist/17 TEN TIGERS-Superlucky/18 TERMINAL PARADE-The Castle of Disco Hell/19 THE DETHKATS-Bunny Bunny/20 THE  HAPPENING-Gunshow/21 THE HORNY BITCHES-Necro Maniac/22 THE POTENTIAL LUNATICS-Kool Boyz/23 THE RAGNOUTAZ-Boycheerleader/24
THE SHONDE-Give Me What You've Got/25 THE WHITE NOISE SUPREMACISTS-Big Strong White Man/26 TIC-TAC-Oh-Look Inside/27 VIOLENT VICKIE-Come & Run


Thursday, August 21, 2014

A HUGE Wrap-up to the Riot Grrrl posts (Part 5)

This, at least as far as I can determine, is the final of the huge Riot Grrrl downloads created for
general consumption by Riot Grrrl Berlin, and this one is enormous.....NINETY FIVE tracks by ninety five bands, PLUS lots of non-musical stuff......the set is called "Cats Against Cat Calling", and besides the copious amount of tracks from bands around the world, there are TONS of printable flyers/posters and many text files, the theme of which is "Anti-Street Harrassement", including "Verbal Defense Tactics"........as before I need to split these down to "Discs" due to Zippyshare's upload size requirements...since there are so many, I have split it down to four parts. Otherwise the programming is alphabectical, you are free to program them as you desire....

Once again, support these bands and Riot Grrrl Berlin for creating these phenominal collections, not for profit but to hopefully do some good in the world.

DISC 1-01 4PROPI8-Broken House/02 ABSTRACT RANDOM-Talk A Lotta Shit/03 ANA THREAT-Car Sick/04 ANARCHICKS-Off The Record/05 ANNA BO-Plastic/06 ANTI-CORPUS-Pro-Escolha/07ACCIDENTAL ENCOUNTERS-Scream/08 BLAST ONES-Enjoy Solitude/09 CARNIVAL PROZAC DREAMS-Disaster/10 CASEY JEAN & DIANE LINDO-Pedophile Glen/11 CAT BEAR TREE-Firing Line

DISC 2-01 CHRIS WIND-My Love/02 CLIBBER JONES ENSEMBLE-I Am the Avalanche/03 COIN OPERATED BARB-Voices/04 COLLEZIONISTI DI EMOZIONNI-Il Libra Della Vita/05
CORROSIVE COMMANDO-Till Dust/06 CRIME-Other Kids Lives/07 DEAD BY PREGNANCY-Misery/08 DEMON SMILES-Red River Requiem/09  DENTAL DAMES-Tape Traders/10 DOLL FIGHT!-I Fight Back/11 EAT THE DAISIES-The Cat/12 EDITH CRASH-Aguas Santas/13 ESPER SCOUT-In Foreign/14 FEMINIST PRINCESS-My Dress Is Not a Yes/15 FEMMEPOP-Beautiful Boy/16 FIRE AND LOVE-Here It Comes/17 FRIEND CRUSH-Atmen/18 FUK-All You Men/19 GRETEL'S REVENGE-Kill the Bride/20 HALF GIRL-Lemmy I'm a Feminist/21 HEBE G-Pinup Girl/22 HELLO KILLU-No War No Grants/23 HUSBANDS N KNIVES-Bunny Boiler/24 JENNA RIOT-Lipstick Lakes/25 JESUS AND HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER-Kings and Queens

DISC 3-01 JEZ SINGS THINGS-Walking's Cheep, Cheap, Cheep/02 JUL!E D:STROY-Spring Breaks/03 KONGENIAL-Schones Land/04 KONSFORRADARE-Death To Stories/05 LABIA MINORA-Halt/06 LADY KING-Jada/07 LES SEXPEARES-Catnip/08 LAS VIN UP-Escobas Y Cacerolas/09 LENA STOEHRFAKTOR-Unerhoert/10 LILIDOLLRAGE-Go Away/11 LILY AFTER MIDNIGHT-Save Me/12 LOS BITCHOS BARTOS-Nackstalker/13 LOUISE DISTRAS-Shades of Hate/14 MAIDEN MONSTERS-Easy To Fuck/15 ME AND JANE DOE-Hit Them Where It Hurts/16 MEGAPHONES-Grey Pullover/17 MONSTER ACADEMY-Anorexic Girl/18 MOOREA-Rock'n'Sadsuns/19 MY SUNDAY DRESS-Pick Me Up/20 N-11-New Year, New Hope/21 NELE NEEDS A HOLIDAY-Je Ne Suis Pas Interessee/22 NICKY CLICK-Booty/23 NO BONE-Lazerize/24 NOISEAUX-I Have a Loaded Voice/25 NOT RIGHT-Balls

DISC 4-01 PENNY DREADFULS-Mr Clemency/02 PHALLUS UBER ALLES-Beefed Up/03
RACHELE WHATEVER-Mass Injustice/04 RAGGED CLAWS-Ciuque Optimum/05 RAINBOWLICKER-Riot/06 REBECCA CLOSURE-Die Heisse Klub/07 RESPECT MY FIST-Ich Blute/08 SALTO NEL BUIO-Tavolo 18/09 SAQWERTY-Change/10 SCHAPKA-Radikal/11 SCREAM CLUB-Fire/12 SECONDHAND UNDERPANTS-Pizza Face Brat/13 SECRET SPELLS-Cat Calls/14 SHE SAID DESTROY!-The Way To Romania/15 SHIRLEY HOLMES-J.E.S.S.I.C.A/16 SLOPPY JANE-Angriest Girl/17 SPAT-Old Days/18 SUELTEME CANALLA-Baby Soy Tu Cacique/19 SUGAR RAT-It's a Heteronormative World No/20 TAKESHI & THE KID-Austrian Christmas/21 THE ANNA THOMPSONS-Fuck You/22 THE HEROINNE WHORES-Suck My Dress/23 THE WHITE NOISE SUPREMACISTS-Free/24 THE WITCHES TITTIES-Royalty In Babylon/25 TOLI NAMELESS & THE FEMME NAMELESS FEAT. LISA LIU & 7008-Sexy Time/26 TWO TEARS FOR BARBARELLA-Riot Skirts/27 VIOLENT VICKIE-The Wolf/28 VULVA UNDERGROUND-Cunt Rock/29 WAR ON WOMEN-I Like Science/30 YOU'RE ONLY MASSIVE-Breeder/31 ZAHRA D-Bleed Me a River/32 ZARAPAZ-Scherbenwelt

Thanks to all bands & to Riot Grrrl Berlin! for these excellent collections.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Yet Another Huge Batch of Riot Grrrl Stuff (Part 4)

This fine series of little known riot grrrl tracks from around the globe, created by "Riot Grrrl Berlin",
continues with another huge selection. This download, intended as a free give away, is entitled "Mansplaining On The Dancefloor"....if you've investigated the other collections, like those, this one contains some artwork, printable flyers and posters, as well as a list of band links with an impassioned plea (with which I agree) to support these bands that paricipated in this extraordinary project.

Not a lot more I can say, similar to the rest of the series, like the others I had to split this one into two "discs" due to Zippyshare's upload size limitations......otherwise the tracks are simply programmed alphabetically, program them however you choose. I will wrap this up tomorrow with a MAMMOTH sized, 95-track effort. Unless, of course, someone out there has the #2 download in the series which I cannot locate. Otherwise thanks to all the bands and Riot Grrrl Berlin for these excellent efforts.

DISC 1-01 4PROPRI8 - Road Trip/02 A SPOON CALLED PHRANC-Bloody Knowledge/03
AIVERY-You Got Lost/04 ANA TRASH (aka BOOM BOOM TRASH)-Full of Shit/05 CAT BEAR TREE-Crayons/06 DAISIED-Cannibal Eye/07 DEAD BY PREGNANCY-Sexism/08 DOLL FIGHT!-Plastic Revolution/09 DRAINED GLORY-Terminal/10 FACTORY ACTS-Stock Exchange/11
FRED AND BOB-Lady/12 G.U.T.S.-SuperSHE/13 IN_STEREONUTS-No, This Song Is Not About You/14 KISSTON-Femme/15 LILIDOLLRAGE-Goddess Of Nothing/16 LOUISE DISTRAS-The Hand You Hold/17 LUISE POP-Fast And Frightening/18 MEAN BIKINI-Sick Of Love

DISC 2-01 MISTRESS DISTRESS-Shut Up And
Die/02 MOLASSES-No Weaker A Being/03
PSY'AVIAH-On My Own/04 PUNCKE-Ritam Kaosa/05 SALTO NEL BUIO-La Paura Non Trionfeà/06 SECONDHAND UNDERPANTS-Get in the Car/07 SEE THE TRAIN, IT'S YOURS-The Dream Machine/08 SICK SAD WORLD-Microwave Cakes/09 SQUID-Leave us alone/10
THE BLOODY MUFFS-Yoink!/11 THE BOYS-Stripper/12 THE CRYPTICS-Bluebell/13
TITTENBONUS-666 Kisses/14 V FOR VAGINA - Les Filles De Bikini Kill (You Are Not The Queen Of My Neigbourghood)/15 VAGUE-A'-BONDE-Evolved/16 VEREINE-Wild Recording/17
SCHABAKA!-Poiditje Damoi

Please enjoy, and support these bands and this project.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lots More Riot Grrrl Stuff Part 3

The third installment of this massive project, created by an organization called Riot Grrrl Berlin.....this is a very massive and impressive collection, basically unknown Riot Grrrl bands from all over the planet....the download appears just as it was created, with artwork printable flyers, band links (support the bands please). The title of this portion of the collection is "More Music Less Macho"......again, due to Zippyshare's upload size limitations, I have split the collection in half, referred to as "Disc 1" and "Disc 2", all text, artwork, etc, are included with Disc 1.

This is a fine collection, a lot of work went into this so a free download could be accessed by all......download, read the literature and please support these works, we are all on the same side, the side of equality and free speech.

DISC 1-01 ABSTRACT RANDOM-Vacant Living Feat. KJ-Murr(LAL)Remix/02 AGATHA-Take Care Of My Carogna/03 ANA TRASH (AKA BOOM BOOM TRASH)-Better Than Me/04 ANTI-CORPOS-Apoia Mútua/05 BABY FIRE-Dark Ages/06 BONNIE MACALLISTER-What the Water Wore/07 CAT'N'GUYEN-Pull Off Your Shirt/08 DEVORE-Power Of Malicia/09 DICK SNARE-I Got A Crush On You/10 EDITH CRASH-Trop Vite Oublier/11 EXECUTIVE LEGS-Comics/12 FLORENCE MARTY-The Life In Me/13 GORGONES-Salut A Twat/14 GUNBIRD-Coasters/15 HEART SHAPED HATE-Princess Shredder/16 HUSBANDS N KNIVES-Isobel (Endless Summer)/17 INSURGENTAS-Con Nosotras No Podrán/18 KAPTN AWESOME-Deconstruct/19
KLINK CLOCK-Mayhem/20 KONSFORRADARE-Finger On The Trigger/21 LAS SEXPEARES-
Catnip/22 LENA STOEHRFAKTOR-Ich bin das was du Studierst feat Mc Josh

DISC 2-01 LILIDOLLRAGE-Hateful Than Your Smile/02 LILY AFTER MIDNIGHT-Strange Days/ 03 MAIDEN MONTERS-I'm Your Man/04 MC TRI SHY- KPWS/05 MERMAID-I Wish You Were A Stranger/06 PARASOL-No Right/07 POLLYANNA-Old Rockers/08 PRETTY RIOT-Bebaskan!/09 PUNK RAP PRINCESS-Places We Go/10 RACHEL HOUSE-Plastic Punk/11 SECONHAND UNDERPANTS-Sweet Loli/12 SHINY SHINY-Jungle Tree/13 SIETE ARMAS-I Like Dancing/14 SOFIA  BOLT-Making It Quick/15 THE HEROINE WHORES-Entering Storm/16
THE RAMONAS-Blitzkrieg Bop/17 THEMFRIEND-Hey/18 ULTRABOTOX-Ultrabotox/19
V FOR VAGINA-Powers/20 VAGUE A BONDE-MV/21 YOU'RE ONLY MASSIVE-High Speed/22 ZULOAK-Zuloak Riot
Again, please support this project and these bands.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

More Riot Grrrl than you'd have thought possible Part 2

Just look to yesterday's write-up for the info, this is some awesome Riot Grrrrl stuff that was created for YOU...again, this is  a FREE download, would be wonderful if EVERYONE would check out these generous contributions, assess/cmment upon them....basically these are unknowns (to ME at least), but I support thier efforts 1000%.....PLEASE read the attached notes, links, and info, and PLEASE support these bands, they are about YOU hearing thier shit, NOT about getting a fucking paycheck.....This edition is called "Free Pussy Riot", whom I supported long, long ago on this very blog......45 bands/tracks in THIS edition, if you dig back deep enough, you MAY find my "In Support of Pussy Riot" posts,if they are dead I am sorry, but I LOVE and SUPPORT Pussy Riot in thier battle to keep SPEECH/IDEAS "Free" for at least a little while.....Another set of stuff that at least I have never heard of, BUT THE MAIN THING IS FIGHT THE FUCKING POWER........SOMEBODY needs to stand up to the mainstream, here is a set that is INTENDED to be free......please also check the information/texts/literature which are included with the fine music......This is only Part 2, I think there are 3 more yet to come in this series! Also included is a"Free Pussy Riot" "Action Kit" which includes some templates for making shirts, etc......

I think this is actually the THIRD collection (from Riot Grrrl Berlin), I can only find 5 of the (I believe) 6, so for "my" purposes, we will refer to it as "Part 2".....also, as with yesterday's collection, due to Zippyshare's upload size limitations, I need to split the collection into 2 "discs".....but, a lot of music here, a lot of information on Pussy Riot's tribulations.......I might as well repost Pussy Riot's "Kill the Sexist!" EP, I'll seperate it into a different link so as to keep the free download collection unchanged.....again, it is a VERY impressive piece of work, thanks and congratations to the creators!

DISC 1- ABSTRACT RANDOM-OBMGs Cowboy Remix/02 ADJKFS-Concrete Ballerina/03 ANA
THREAT-Gotta Be a Reason/04 AS OPUS3-Sheep Identity/05 BIZZARH-Pvncvkes/06 BLOCKSHOT-Soundproof/07 CREATURES OF KONTRAST-My Love Is Pure/08 DANI SHIVERS-Witch/09 DEAD BY PREGNANCY-Bitch/10 ESPER SCOUT-Hit It Hard (Live)/11 FACTORY ACTS-Fantasy/12 GAPTOOTH-Take It Down/13 GIRL NAMED T-This Is All I'll Ever Be/14 HAIRSHIRT-Foxy Feminist/15 HUSBANDS N KNIVES-Domestic/16 JESUS AND HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER-Kings and Queens/17 JURRASIC SHARK-Panda and Bunyips/18 KATHY X-The Devil Looks After His Own/19 KENNY KENNY OH OH-Make War Not Law/20 LILLIDOLLRAGE-My Lady/21 MARZIPAN MARZIPAN-Weatherface/22 MAYBECYBORGS-Anyway Anyway Anyway (I Won't Call Back)

DISC 2-01 MC TRY SHY-Forced Entry/02 MY IMAGINARY LOVES-My Heart and Hope To Die/03 NEEDY EEVY-Uberiek/04 OLD WARS-Mighty/05 PARABELLES-Paramagnet (Live)/06 PLAY/START-Leave It/07 SCIFISOL-Blue Velvet (SciFiSol's Lynchmix)/08 SCREAM CLUB FEATURING BETH DITTO, NICKY CLICK, AND LADY JANE-If You Want It (You Can Have It-Cindy Wonderful RMX)/09 SEA-Whispering/10 SECONDHAND UNDERPANTS-Sheep/11 SPAT-Little Star/12 SQUID-Ghost Porn/13 STELLAZINE-Dykemafia/14 THE CHERRYPOPS-Ohne Kopf/15 THE HAPPENING-#1 Fun (Live East Side Tone)/16 THE LIGHTERS-Encourage (Live)/17 THE POTENTIAL LUNATICS-Boy Colours/18 THE SMEARS-Freak Show/19 THE THROBBING CONTINUUM OF DIRGE-Oh Barb/20 TOBI-LEA-Don't Fuck Me Over/21 TOTH KINA HEGYFALU-It Hurts (Kapar)/22 VENUS TRAP-The Key/23 ZORRAS-After Going Out

BONUS-PUSSY RIOT-KILL THE SEXIST!-01 Deliver Pavement/02 Kropotkin-Vodka/03 Virgin
Mary, Mother of God, Put Putin Away/04 Putin Has Pissed Himself/05 Death To Prison, Freedom of Protest/06 Kill the Sexist


More tomorrow, please listen to and dicuss these labor of love collection. Thanks