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Friday, December 12, 2014

Guitar Bandits 1974

This is what I was listening to in the truck running around this afternoon, was surprised enough by the quality to put it up here for any of you who might not have heard it....I grabbed this off of ChrisGoes excellent site "Darius Don't You Get the Feeling" (
last month or's a little confusing, I guess, a three disc set (Seagull Records) "Guitar bandits 1974", the cover of which says were recorded live at the 1974 California Jam......the blog text explains, however, that not a single one of these bands/performers even played at California Jam.....?....anyway, though, we can't let that detract from the dynamic sound quality and energy of so many of the tracks.....the blog text suggests that most/some/all of these come from classic King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcasts, I know the Mott the Hoople is because I have that one on disc titled as such.

Anyway, forgetting all of that, there is some tremendous live rock here, let's look at it bit by bit....Disc 1 starts with three tracks from Ten Years After, not near as great as thier Woodstock performance, but still not bad.....follow that up, though with some recently departed Johnny Winter.....always amazing captured live on stage, as always this set burns and rages all over the place, with a positively smoldering version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is Robin Trower with a set of his underappreciated Hendrix-influenced guitar work (note to self: a full Trower post is in order) (ironically I learned of Winter's death from Trower's Facebook post). The disc closes with a couple from Bachman-Turner Overdrive, well, you can't win em all, but it's only two tracks and not nearly as bad as it could be.

So, the first disc certainly lives up to its "Guitar Bandits" name, what with Alvin Lee, Johnny Winter,
and Robin Trower setting the pace, three damn good ones, and to hear stuff like this I really don't care where it was "really" recorded. The second disc opens with another guitar (literally) giant, Leslie West of Mountain, who do not disappoint with a three song set including my fave "Theme For an Imaginary Western" up, Joe Perry and Aerosmith with a set including a "Dream On" that frankly isn't as energetic as the version on "Live Bootleg", but an alternate-lyriced version of "Walk This Way" betters the performance from that set. Mott the Hoople, not exactly thought of as a band which housed a guitar "giant" (Mick Ralphs?) which I ALSO forgive because they are one of my favorite bands ever, as wittnessed by my gigantic post on them a while back (can't recall if I included my "King Biscuit" burn in that one or not, it's really sloppy with radio talk and a couple numbers that cut short, so I'm glad to have this cleaned up, albeit shortened version of that set. Humble Pie ends the second disc with a good set, for my money not quite as good as the best stuff on "Rockin the Fillmore", but capped with a frantic "C'mon Everybody".

Disc three leads off with a no-question guitar legend, Eric Clapton, just two tunes but both ("Badge", "Let It Rain") are terrific.....Next we get some White Trash (Edgar Winter ) with a ferocious "Tobacco Road"....don't care if I NEVER hear "Frankenstein" again, but worth the while for this "Tobacco Road" and the rest. According to the blog notes the Who's performance definitley comes from a Biscuit broadcast, I tried to check but I don't have that one, I'll take their word for it, of course they deliver live as they generally did....

Closing things off is Peter Frampton's notorious "Do You Feel Like We Do?" which is another one I don't care if I never hear again, but hey, it's the LAST track so I can always skip over it..I once saw Frampton perform, this was 10-15 years ago, at the Columbus Ohio ZOO, reminded me so much of that scene in the movie, "PUPPET SHOW and SPINAL TAP".

Ignore the "California Jam" thing and this is a fine set. Any lover of hard rock ca. 1974 should love it,
other than that it REALLY lives up to it's title. I wanted to couple this with my vinyl rip of "The Guitars That Destroyed the Earth, which is also a good and fairly rare set from roughly the same time (the Johnny Winter track on that one is smoking as well) but can't find it right now, I'll look some more and maybe get it up tonight (if I can find it).

Anyway enjoy, and be sure to patronize Chris' site as well, it's much much better than this one.

DISC 1-TEN YEARS AFTER-01 Rock and Roll Music To the World/02 Spoonful/03 I'm Going Home JOHNNY WINTER BAND-04 Bad Luck Situation/05 Stone Country/06 Silver Train/07 Jumpin' Jack Flash ROBIN TROWER-08 The Day of the Eagle/09 Bridge of Sighs/10 Too Rolling Stoned/11 Alethea/12 Little Bit of Sympahty BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE-13 Roll On Down the Highway/14 Takin' Care of Buisness

DISC 2-MOUNTAIN-01 Theme For an Imaginary Western/02 nantucket Sleighride/03 Roll Over Beethoven/Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On AEROSMITH-04 Dream On/05 Walk This Way/06 Train Kept a Rollin' MOTT THE HOOPLE-07 American Pie/The Golden Age of Rock n Roll/08 Sucker/09 Born  Late '58/10 One of the Boys/11 Marionette/12 All the Way From Memphis HUMBLE PIE- Four Day Creep/14 Stone Cold Fever/15 C'mon Everybody

DISC 3-ERIC CLAPTON 01 Badge/02 Let It Rain EDGAR WINTER'S WHITE TRASH-03 Keep Playing that Rock n Roll/04 Frankenstein/05 Tobacco Road/06 Rock N Roll Boogie Woogie Blues THE WHO-07 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere/08 Substitute/09 My Generation/10 Pinball Wizard PETER FRAMPTON-11 Do You Feel like We Do

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mayhem & Psychosis

Fine double disc set of  obscure garage rock, a UK import. Many of these tracks I am familiar with
only from this comp set, I love stuff like that. Each disc is loaded with 30 tracks.
Volume 1 gives us some well known (but still great) stuff from The Jelly Bean bandits, Magic Mushrooms, Bluethings, Chocloate Moose,and old favorite "Boil The Kettle, Mother" from the Id,  but slao some stuff here that was pretty much unknwon to me, Riders of the Mark, The Hysterics, Leather Boy, The All Night Workers, and the Bruthers, among others.

The second disc is, if anything, MORE obscure, excepting the Unrelated Segments "Where You Gonna Go" (which turns up often but is still terrific), but out-there stuff from Sentrifical Fours, Purple Underground, The Moonrakers, The Fantastics, and LOADS'll be amazed by some of this stuff, really.

Not much really to comment on, as you will know by the track list whether or not you want this, but if you're a fan of some of the garaeg-comps I've posted before, you'll most certainly want this one.

VOLUME 1-01 THE JELLY BEAN BANDITS-Generation/02 HOLOCAUST-Savage Affection/03 THE GALAXIES IV-Don't Lose Your Mind/04 THE MAGIC MUSHROOMS-I'm Gone/05 THE MONOCLES-The Spider & the Fly/06 THE MAGIC PLANTS-I'm a Nothing/07 THE HYSTERICS-Everything's There/08 THE BRUTHERS-Bad Way to Go/09 THE LIVERPOOL SET-Seventeen Tears to the End/10 THE LEATHER BOY-I'm a Leather Boy/11 THE FRONT LINE-Got Love/12 THE ALL NIGHT WORKERS-Why Don't You Smile/13 THE CAVE MEN-It's Trash/14 THE BEATIN' PATH-Original Nothing People/15 THE DIRTY WURDS-It's Trash/16 THE BLUETHINGS-The Orange Rooftop of Your Mind/17 THE CHOB-We're Pretty Quick/18 THE ID-Boil the Kettle Mother/19 THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE-The Chocolate Moose Theme/20 THE LITTLE BOY BLUES-The Great Train Robbery/21 THE BARE FACTS-Bad Part of Town/ 22 THE SPADES-You're Gonna Miss Me/23 RAVIN BLUE-Love/24 THE RUINS-The End/25 NOBODY'S CHILDREN-Colours and Shapes/26 THE THIRD STONE-True Justice/27 THE CHANGIN TYMES-Go Your Way/28 THE BARONS-Now You're Mine/29 THE YOUNG MEN-Go!/30 RIDERS OF THE MARK-The Electronic Insides and Metal Complexion That Make Up Dr. Krieg

VOLUME 2-01 THE SPARKELS-Hipsville 29 BC (I Need Help)/02 THE BURNING BUSH-Evil
Eye/03 THE TRESPASSERS-Living Memories/04 THE PURPLE UNDERGROUND-Count Back/05 RAIN-ESP/06 THE FANATICS-Woman/07 THE HUMANE SOCIETY-Knock Knock (Who's There)/08 THE RAINY DAYS-I Can Only Give You Everything/09 THE UNRELATED SEGMENTS-Where You Gonna Go?/10 THE GOLLIWOGS-Brown Eyed Girl/ 11 THE CLUE-Bad Times/12 BEDLAM FOUR-Hydrogen Atom (Or Mushrooms are In)/13 THE MOONRAKERS-Baby Please Don't Go/14 THE UGLY DUCKLINGS-She Ain't No Use To Me/15 THE SHOW STOPPERS-If You Want To, Why Don't You/16 THE DEEPEST BLUE-Pretty Little Thing/17 THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH-Witness People/18 UNKNOWN-Voodoo/19 LARRY KNIGHT & THE UPSETTERS-Everything's Gone Wrong/20 THE SPECKTRUM-Confetti/21 SENTRIFICAL FOURS-You Put Me Through Changes/22 THE SWINGIN' APOLLOES-Slow Down/23 THE OXFORDS-Don't Be a Dropout/24 THE TRIPPERS-Taking Care of Buisness/25 THE ENDD-Come Into My World/26 THE BACKDOOR MEN-Evil/27 THE CHANGING TYMES-The Only Girl I Love/28 THE WANTED-Sad Situation/29 THE TRIBE-Fickle Little Girl/30 THE XL'S-Mary Jane

Apparently a Volume 3 exists, any of our UK friends have a copy of it? By the way, I'm sure you know by now that The Pirate Bay has been shut down, looks like maybe for good this time (but you never know about THAT site)......I've used the Bay for many years, in fact, much of the collection I have built over the years was obtained from that very site. Anyway, if you are a Bay user, I will for now recommend that you use KickAss Torrents, I have never really found anything that was "unique" to that site there (in other words anything the Bay didn't have), but they do have quite a stash of stuff....there is also a mirror version (I think that's what you call it) of the Bay that you can use, but there will, as I understand it, be no NEW uploaded Torrents to it, but apparently it can still be used. Just so you things stand right now, likely KickAss Torrents wil become the "go to" site for new material.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Vocalist Phil Mogg, guitarist Michael Schenker, bassist Pete Way, and drummer Andy Parker were the makings of UFO, certainly one of the 1970's most generic metal bands. They cranked out album after album, actually still continuing to plug on today (I had no idea)....I know I saw them live a couple times, they were a prototypical opening act for some of the big metal bands of the decade, and while I don't recall who they opened for when I saw them, I DO recall that they right hardcore live on those nights, and for while there they were putting out some listenable metal albums, nothing classic, but I was for whatever listening to "Lights Out" recently and I was thinking, "damn, that song rocked", checked a little further and some other memories of some serious cranking tunes came flooding back.

But, how to approach it? I have only a handful of their 1970's peak era, I'm not about to track down thier 1980's/90's/00's/10's stuff, but then I discovered a 5 disc compilation on the Bay, "The Chrysalis Years 1973-1979", which will PERFECTLY encapsulate the years/albums when I was enjoying these guys....sometimes, faceless metal such as this can strike a responisve chord years later, memories of pot smoking and youth need a sound track....this comp is what I will posts, rather than my "proper" album releases, as it has tons of bonus material.

Before I get to that, though, I also have a 1971 Japanese release, creatively titled "Live" (later renamed "UFO Lands in Tokyo")...this was before they became well known, but releasing a live disc so early on tends to lead me to believe that SOMEONE agreed with me that these guys had some serious live chops even in 1971. It's a good set, highlighted by a stomping version of Eddie Cochrane's "C'mon Everybody" and the lengthy "Prince Kajuku/The Coming of Prince Kajaku", I think it's fairly rare, at least I haven't seen many of them.....worth a listen if you are a fan of the jamming-style live albums so popular in the early 1970's.

So we get, now, to the compilation. The first disc represents the 1974 issue "Phenomenon".....highlighted by "Doctor Doctor" and (especially) "Rock Bottom", this is an album I had forgotten, again, quite typical of a lot of metal of this era, and to say the minimum, it DOES rock. This comp version of the album contans a lot of extra tracks and alternate sessions, quite a bit better to listen to than the "regular" "Phenomenon".

The second disc begins with a smoking live set from The Electric Ballroom, I think the best thing here, some top notch versions of the stuff on the eaerly albums, as well as another version of "Prince Kajuka". Also on this disc is HALF OF their next album, "Force It", not a greatdisc to begin with, and much LESS impactful being split this way.

The third disc has an even MORE annoying split, the second half of "Force It", ALL of "No Heavy Petting", and the FIRST SIDE of the great "Lights Out", thier best album gets cut in half for God know what reason? Who the hell THOUGHT of this? Trying to sort this out: "No Heavy Petting" contains the spacey "Martian landscape" and the pretty good "Highway Lady",and side 1 of "Lights Out" includes, of course, the title track, perhaps their finest track, and "Just ANother Suicide" and "Too Hot To Handle" are serviceable rockers.

Disc 4 continues the concept of idiotic splits, giveing us side two of "Lights Out" (which, btw, contains on of the most moronic covers ever.....covering a track by Love shows good taste, but if yer gonna DO it, why a slavish copy of "Alone Again Or"? WHY the hell not "August", which I think they could have done wonders with, especially on stage.Disc 4 ALSO contains theier second best album, "Obsession" (at least in it's entirety) which contains the storming "Pack It Up and Go" and "One More For the Rodeo", as well as the dark, raomantaic rocker "Cherry".....also has some bonus material scattered at the end. This is literally the worst job of programming that I can think of, I THOUGHT ABOUT reprogramming it for you so it makes sense, but that really isn't up to me, I guess

Finally  we arrive at disc 5, their "offical" live release, which is good, as one might's entitled "Strangers in the Night"  and contains the right stuff, "Lights Out" and a long "Rock Bottom" are highlights as well as "Only You Can Rock Me" and "Doctor Doctor".

This is where the comp ends, and this is where I end as well....I am unfamilar with pretty much anything they might have done post-"Strangers", but I just thought that this comp (plus the old Japanese live disc I have) pretty well summarizes what they meant to me......they were a good, workmanlike, hard touring metal rocking band, along the lines of maybe the Scorpions or REO Speedwagon before they decided they were the kings of nauseating pop.....anyway, enjoy the time trip back to the 1970's, what was so bad about them anyway?

Gotta say,again,  not crazy at all about how they split the discs, why not keep the albums together on their "own" discs, the way they were intended to be heard? I don't know, but since I pulled this from the bay (it's FLAC), all artwork and booklet are included.

Lemme know.......variety, variety.

UFO LIVE 1971 JAPAN-01 C'Mon Everybody/02 Who Do You Love/03 Loving Cup/04 Prince Kajuku/The Coming of Prince kajuku/05 Boogie For George/06 Follow You Home

CHRYSALIS YEARS DISC 1-01 Give her the Gun/02 Sweet Little Thing/03 Oh My/04 Crystal Light/05 Doctor Doctor/06 Space Child/07 Rock Bottom/08 Too Young To Know/09 Time On My hands/10 Built For Comfort/11 Lipstick Traces/12 Queen of the Deep/13 Doctor Doctor (Single Edit)/14 Rock Bottom (Bob Harris Session)/15 Time On My hands (Bob Harris Session)/16 Give Her the Gun (Bob Harris Session)

CHRYSALIS YEARS DISC 2-(Tracks 1-8 Live at the Electric Ballroom)-01 Oh My/02 Doctor Doctor/03 Built For Comfort/04 Give Her the Gun/05 Cold Turkey/06 Space Child/07 Rock Bottom/08 Prince kajuku/09 Let It Roll/10 Shoot Shoot/11 High Flyer/12 Love Lost Love/13 Out in the Street

CHRYSALIS YEARS DISC 3-01 Mother Mary/02 Too Much of Nothing/03 Dance Your Life Away/04 This Kid's (Including Between the Walls)/05 Natural THing/06 I'm a Loser/07 Can You Roll Her/08 Belladonna/09 Reasons Love/10 Highway Lady/11 On With the Action/12 a Fool In Love/13 martian Landscape/14 Too Hot To Handle/15 Just ANother Suicide/16 Try Me/17 Lights Out

CHRYSALIS YEARS DISC 4-01 Gettin Ready/02 Alone again Or/03 Electric Phase/04 Love To Love/05 Try Me (Single Remix)/06 Too Hot To Handle (Peel Session)/07 Lights Out (Peel Session)/08 Try Me (Peel Session)/09 Only You Can Rock me (Peel Session)/10 Pack It Up and Go/11 Arbory Hill/12 Aint No baby/13 Lookin Out For No.1/14 Hot N Ready/15 Cherry/16 You Don't Fool Me/17 Lookin Out For No. 1/18 One More For the Rodeo/19 Born To Loose/20 Only You Can Rock me (Single Version)

CHRYSALIS YEARS DISC 5-01 Natural Thing/02 Out in the Street/03 Only You Can Rock me/04 Doctor Doctor/05 Mother mary/06 This Kid's/07 Love To Love/08 Lights Out/09 Rock Bottom/10 Too Hot To Handle/11 I'm a Loser/12 Let It Roll/13 Shoot Shoot/14 Doctor Doctor (Single Edit)/15 On With the Action (Live Single B-Side)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Terry Reid

Terry Reid was a failry underappreciated English rock vocalist/guitarist ca. late 60's-early 70's....his first release was the interestingly titled "Bang Bang You're Terry Reid", which contained the single "Better By Far"...he was joined by Peter Solley on keyboards and Keith Webb on the drums. Seemingly, his lucky break was being asked to join Cream on thier 1968 US tour...."Bang Bang You're Terry Reid" is a MUCH better album than it was percieved as being at the time....."Without Expression" is another good number, aned the album holds up surprisingly well, in particular for those whom have never heard it.

An interesting story I had not hearad comes from the Wikipedia article on seems that he was Jimmy Page's first choice for a vocalist for the "New Yardbirds", aka Led Zeppelin....since he was already committed to tour with Cream, Reid recommended Robert Plant. Apparently he was also offered the same job in Deep Purple (to replace Rod Evans), the position that was given to Ian Gillan.
His next release was also a quite good one, "Move Over For Terry Reid" (1969) which evidently was not terribly commercially successful, either, but listening to it today.....well, it's quite good as well...."Superlungs", "Rich Kid Blues", and his version of "Highway 61 Revisited" are all solid, and there is a good bit of other good, original material here. Likewise, his third full length, "River" is solid and was also rather poorly recieved commercially.

During the 1970's he releasead several albums, none of which set the charts ablaze, 1973's "Seed of Memory" is, in my estimation a collection of solid tunes, nothings spectacular, but certainly not as bad as a lot of the music of the early 1970's. Some, in fact, consider it his best and most mature work. In 1979 he gave it another go with "Rogue Waves", which is kind of "not so great", with some unisnpired covers and forgettable originals.

He gave up, more or less, on his solo career at this point, perhaps wisely, to concentrate on session work, he plays on a variety of albums for an assortment of bands during the 1980's, you may or may not know that "Speak Now (Or Forever Hold Your Peace)" from the debut album of Cheap Trick is a Reid composition.

Anyway, since then he's released an album or three, and I haven't heard em and don't have em....I do,
however, have a very nice "Silver White Light, Live at the isle of Wight 1970", which is a prety decent effort which wasn't released in official form until several years later, and is a very enjoyable set as well, nicely recapping some of his early stuff, leading off with aforementioned "Speak Now".
Reid has been underappreciated throughout his career, for my money, a lot of you kids have no clue who he is I am sure......but give a listen to the albums I have posted here, he was a fine singer and a good guitarist, and there are some excellent songs here, cerified by the number of varied artists who hve covered his work.

OK, this one is for the kids, you guys my age know Terry Reid.....if you are under 30, though, I'm betting you may not have.....want to know what you think....would he be more successful had he come along, say, in 1990 instead of 1968, just as an example......he was quite a talent, I think, and I think that some of you, depending on your tastes, may stumble on an unknwon (to you) gem here.

BANG BANG YOU'RE TERRY REID-01 Bang bang/02 Tinker Taylor/03 Erica/04 Without Expression/05 Sweater/06 Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart/07 Season of the Witch/08 Writing On the Wall/09 Summertime Blues/10 When You Get Home/11 Loving Time/12 Hand Don't Fit the Glove/13 This Time

MOVE OVER FOR TERRY REID-01 Superlungs (My Supergirl)/02 Silver White Light/03 July/04
(Or Forever Hold Your Peace)/09 Rich Kid Blues/10 The hand Don't Fit the Glove/11 This Time/12 Better By Far/13 Fire's Alive
Marking Time/05 Stay With Me baby/06 Highway 61 Revisited/07 May Fly/08 Speak Now

RIVER-01 Dean/02 Avenue/03 Things to Try/04 Live Life/05 River/06 Dream/07 Milestones
SEED OF MEMORY-01 Faith to Arise/02 Seed of memory/03 Brave Awakening/04 To Be Treated Right/05 Ooh Baby (Make Me Feel So Young)/06 The Way You Walk/07 The Frame/08 Fooling You

ROGUE WAVES-01 Ain't No Shadow/02 Baby I Love You/03 Stop and THink It Over/04 Rogue Waves
/05 Walk Away Renee/06 Believe In Magic/07 Then I Kissed Her/08 Bowangi/09 All I Have to Do Is Dream

SILVER WHITE LIGHT-LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970-01 Speak Now (Or Forever Hold Your Peace)/02 Things To Try/03 C'mon Mary/04 Silver White Light/05 July/06 Without Expression/07 Dean/08 No Good Situation/09 Rich Kid Blues/To Be Alone With You

Hope you guys enjoy this one, couldn't decide what to do today, selected pretty much at random.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

From the Sports Desk

Certainly you didn't think I'd let a chacne to gloat about Ohio State slip by did you? Do I
HONESTLY think they are on of the four best teams in the country? Honestly? No, not really, but that isn't MY awful as they looked earlier this year, relative to how they have played of late, with their making his first start third string quarterback, edged Wisconsin in the Big Ten Title Game, 59-0. An utter decapitation, no other words for it........I imagine they will get knocked around pretty good by Alabama, but they deserve respect and props for making the "field of four", back about week 3-4 I'd literally have bet thousands of dollars against it. They sure as hell promise to be a force next year as well........CONGRATULATIONS TO MY BUCKEYES, in some ways one of the most amazing seasons they have EVER had.......

Geez and the VIKINGS won today also.......improving thier record to 6-7, and looking better each week under great new coach Mike Zimmer........look for the VIKINGS to be a powerhouse in about 2016 (when their incredible new stadium will be open).....I don't CARE if my teams lose, but I do like for them to be headed in the right direction.......the Vikings are, without a doubt in my mind!

Red Lorry/Yellow Lorry

Perhaps a poor man's Joy Division, Red Lorry/Yellow Lorry are a somewhat underappreciated mope/drone rockers coming from Leeds England in the early 1980's....not for everyone to be sure, but I do enjoy these albums in the right frame of mind, much like one can love the music of, say, The Smiths, Joy Division, or Portishead as examples......

Red Lorry/Yellow Lorry were guitarist/singer Chris Reed, guitarist Dave Wolfenden, bassist Paul Southern, and drummer Mick Brown. I read that they considered Wire a major influence on them, and , yes, I can see that as well....they had a few successful singles  before the release of their debut full length, "Talk About the Weather".....saving thier best for first, if there is just one Red Lorry/Yellow Lorry album you want this is it (although "Smashed Hits" is also a fine compilation of their rearly stuff....). It is loaded with some of their best work, "Spinning Round", "Hollow Eyes", "Chance" and more, solid 4 star album I would estimate.

The follow-up, 1986's "Paint Your Wagon", is not nearly as good, although this version does include some bonus tracks ("Paint Your Wagon", "More Jipp") which did not appear on most copies of the album.....however, to me at least, the album sounds rushed and thrown together, and I find it quite disappointing.

And, this is pretty much where myself and Red Lorry/Yellow Lorry part ways.....subsequent albums ("Nothing Wrong", "Blow", maybe a couple more) have remained unheard by me, or forgotten by me, one of the other. As mentioned before, "Smashed Hits" is a good slice of the first  album, as well as a handfulHold Yourself Down of non-LP singles (the excellent "He's Read" , "Monkeys on Juice", and "Beating My Head", a recommended sampler if you prefer this kind of thing to something like "Talk About the Weather")

I also just found a 12" of "Spinning Round"/Chance" which contains an alternate version of "Spinning Round", and a couple of other tracks available eitehr here or also on "Smashed Hits".....
Gloomy stuff, droning guitar, throbbing bass, repititious drumlines, and Reed's somewhat Ian Curtis-
like vocals about describe's an acquired taste, for sure, but it has it's rewards. Let me know what you think of this, without checking they might have had a track or two on the goth-rock comp "The Black Bible" I posted a while back, if that helps you!

TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER-01 Talk About the Weather/02 Hand On Heart/03 Feel a Piece/04 Hollow Eyes/05 This Today/06 Sometimes/07 Strange Dream/08 Happy

PAINT YOUR WAGON-01 Walking On Your Hands/02 Jipp/03 Last Train/04 Head All Fire/05 Mescal Dance/06 Shout at the Sky/07 Which Side/08 Tear Me Up/09 Save My Soul/10 Blitz/11 Paint Your Wagon/12 More Jipp

SMASHED HITS-01 Beating My Head/02 Take It All/03 He's Read/04 Push/05 Hollow Eyes/06 Monkeys On Juice/07 Feel a Piece/08 Generation/09 Spinning Around/10 Hold Yourself Down/11 Cut Down/12 Chance

CHANCE/SPINNING ROUND (12")-01 Chance/02 Generation/03 Spinning Round/04 Spinning Round (alternate mix)/05 Hold Yourself Down

Opinions are always welcome, as are requests.....I will keep this up as long as you guys will have me!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Something I forgot to post yesterday......

I posted Ruben Chandler's obit for Ian McLagan yesterday, but completely forgot that healso sent me this link, sure sounds like something I, at leaset, am going to love to be's a copy of Tony Sanchez' book "I Was Keith Richards Drug Dealer", certainly sounds worthwhile to ME.....if you grab one be sure and thank friend of the blog Ruben Chandler!