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Monday, August 31, 2015

Guest stuff, part 2, Stranglers related

My go-to reggae guy, Cliff in the UK, is still under the weather.......we are all praying for a quick
recovery for ya, Cliff.......however, he does send along a fine link to a BBC broadcast, "Men In Black, The Stranglers Story".......very very good, narrated by Glen matlock.....if you are a Stranglers fan you WANT this trust me.


Also in the  Stranglers deluge, we have old blog friend John Baker presenting THREE great Stranglers bootlegs from his stash...........the Stranglers mega-post was quite popular, and why not? It's the Stranglers! and these are worth your time, trust me.    First up we have "1977 Live at the Roundhouse"

Next up is 1980s "Live in Toronto"

And finally, from 1981"Emerald City" from Cherry Hill New Jersey......

Thanks loads to Jon Baker for these gems!

Finally, non-Stranglers, from JonDer comes my favorite recent submission.......I will copy the email
as it is in the form of a review:

Cassandra Wilson is a singer best known for her 1990's jazz albums on Blue
Note. Her voice is deep, rich, and smoky (most often compared to Betty
Carter and Abbie Lincoln). The musical arrangements on her albums draw on
acoustic blues and Afro-Caribbean percussion, and her songs can rarely be
labeled as traditional jazz.

Ms. Wilson is also known for unconventional interpretations of cover
songs. She was born in Mississippi, and was a child of the 60's who became
a teen in the 70's. She was raised on popular radio, blues and country
classics, as well as jazz standards. Her own music breaks down the
boundaries of these genres.

Many of Wilson's pop/rock covers were compiled on the 2009 collection
Closer To You (including her sublime versions of "Tupelo Honey", "Harvest
Moon" and a slow burning "Last Train to Clarksville"). This is my
homemade companion volume, which includes songs released during the past
two decades for Wilson's own albums as well as soundtracks, tributes, and
guest appearances on other artists' albums (bassist Lonnie Plaxico,
violinist Regina Carter, and guitarist Pat Martino).

Cassandra Wilson and her musical collaborators take surprising approaches
to well-known songs and transform them into something new and truly

01 Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
02 The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)
03 Blackbird (The Beatles)
04 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
05 If It's Magic (Stevie Wonder)
06 Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
07 Killing Me Softly With His Song (as made famous by Roberta Flack, The
Fugees, etc)
08 If Loving You Is Wrong (as made famous by Luther Ingram, Barbara
Mandrell, etc)
09 One Less Bell To Answer (Burt Bacharach)
10 Longer (Dan Fogelberg)
11 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (as made famous by The Temptations)
12 Only A Dream In Rio (James Taylor)
13 Painted from Memory (Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach)
14 Crazy (Willie Nelson)
15 Shelter From The Storm (Bob Dylan)
16 Black Crow (Joni Mitchell)

(SCOTT): "Shelter from the storm" blew me away but the rest is great too....fantastic homemade comp!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lots of good guest material on a Sunday

Hi.....hope you are reading this, still.....I have been working some long hours, also facing the extra
long commute (Company vehicle at
least) so, as I keep pointing out, I havae little time for blogging, relying generally on guest posts......I miss it a good bit, this winter I will be laid off and resume daily posting (trust me), but for now, at lesat I havae a few fine people to help me out on occasion......


(SCOTT)-Let's lead off with blog regular Brian, he of, and recorded comedy expert. I guess he's had some trouble with posts getting removed (see his blog), but if you are realy quick you maybe able to grab these Monty Python is a copy/past of his post......

----------Comoedie Absconditus

Earlier this year, I had put up all of MP's albums on my other blog. They were very popular, but they also got me slammed with DMCA complaints, so hence the mystery...
This is everything: all 5 studio albums (including the rare 1970 BBC album), both live albums, the Brian promo disc, the Hastily Cobbled bootleg, the Sings compilation, the 2 discs of Autobiography interviews, the album of all the Grail music cues, and all three films soundtracks!

Some of these are from my Instant Collection box set, and only have a Track 1 and a Track 2. The others are all normally tagged and tracked. I'd like to provide info, but don't want to attract attention, so please refrain from using the group name in any comments. That's also why I numbered the zip files instead of titling them...
I tucked the George post away HERE. Hit it up before it gets hit too....

Monday, August 24, 2015


Been working mega-hours, just like in the olden days......I have some fine guest material to post, maybe Friday....please none of my friends totally abandon me, and when I am on winter layoff, I will reward you with a cavalcade of stuff, both great and rare.....

Love ya all

Scott m

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Stranglers Submission/Rarity

From Augustus Owsley Strudel III comes a single of which I was unfamiliar, the Stranglers backing a different singer, "Celia", of Celia and the Mutations,
 on a pair of tracks, "Mony Mony" and "Mean To Me".....don't know the date, but kind of interesting to check out.......

Updating the "Brian Experience"

My longtime cohort Brian (, has, of course, been my go-to guy for recorded comedy, a subject on which he is very knowledgeable (I am not).......well, of late, with my posting schedule (settling into my new post-retirement job), as well as some computer issues, etc, I have slacked hardcore in my pledge to bump/share whatever he requests from HIS blog.......I know that some of the previously posted links were problematic, in the huge package of links provided below, they have been corrected, should you have had issues before (the Sam kinnison was one that I think needed a repair) before, I know very little about most of this work, so I won't elaborate on them much, check Brian's blog for his critical evaluations.....other than that, here they are, a whole heaping bunch of them.....and, as always, any and all guest submissions are welcomed on this site, especially since I've started working again, at least for a, comedy fans, dig in, should be some good stuff for ya for me, I promise (sort of) to finish the Mega Stranglers series yet this to all!

There is stuff here (see comments for links, check Rustbeltoutpost for full details)....the included performers here are Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Sam Kinnison, Steve Martin, Doug Stanhope, and Robin Williams on the (near) anniversary of his passsing........quite a haul for you comedy fans, have at it and enjoy!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sorry for all the delays

It's been a bitch.......between the new job, my son's college visits, and unexpected computer problems,
it's been hard to get new material to you........thank God for guest posters, (Brian, ApantaBapanta, Cliff, JonDer).........I hope you ALL continue to send me stuff, I am thinking that right now I am in a position where I can post a bit more of my own stuff as well, and of course with winter layoff looming (Oh, yeeeeeeeeah), this blog is NOT NOT NOT going to die.......I promise you, I still owe you a LOT more music. the last couple months have been hectic due to the new job/long commmute, but we adjust, and things work out.......look for me a couple times this week, I will do my best, nad I know I owe Brian a few bumps which I will get taken care of this week as well (I have a TON of Robert Crumb Comix which will compliment his Robert Crumb muzic post like you won't even bleieve)......basically what I am saying is, THANK
YOU for reamining faithful, I am NOT one of those bloggers that works dillignetly for a couple of months and than am never heard from again, I am in this for the LONG RUN, as long as my readership and partners are willing to abide with my stuff (and YES, i DO enjoy stirring things up with Nazi-Rock, etc, if you don't like it, I am TRULY sorry, really, but go elsewhere, because you REALLY don't get it..........anyway, the Stranglers stuff is up, and there will be ANOTHER Stranglers post soon, highlighting some of the band's solo efforts, you'll want to check that too.........and as always I have 10000 ideas for "great" posts I think will be of interest to you guys.......all I am saying is PLEASE DO NOT ABANDON ME, and I will not abandon you.........LOTS of more good stuff to come, trust me, and I say this for one reason: I LOVE YOU ALL, and I DO NOT WISH TO SEVERE OUR RELATIONSHIP.

Ultra Mega Stranglers, Part 7

The new job, in case you had not heard,is taking some of my blog time away........I assure you I (and
my contributimg team) will NEVER let it die, it just may take a little bit longer to get your fix......sorry, gotta eat and all that shit, that year of retirement was sweet, but MAN was I geting bored/depressed, and just HAD to get back into the work it is.........the next installmet of my mega-Stranglers post conists of comps, rarities discs,etc.......there will be some overlap, but I really don't have time to sort it all out........the Straglers were GREAT we all know that, and putting all thier stuff in one place for the fans is a necessity.......sorry it's taken so long, but it's just life/work, and i STILL love muisc, and TRULY love sharing it with you folks, whom I ALSO truly love........pick and chose here, Stranglers fans, there is good stuff here, also some overlap, but the Stranglers were one of the best and most underappreciated of the 70's-80's new wave/pumk acts, THE precurrsor to the Doors and (especially) Music Machine.....

Well, let us begin with "Off the Beaten Track", tons of B-sides and the like, most of these will be well-known to fans, BUT it's a cool collection, and includes a couple of non-lp singles, "5 Minutes" and "Rok it To the Moon"......worthwhile set.

Next up lets throw at ya "1977-90 Greatest Hits",nothing hard to find here, but a novice might find it just the thing for thier collection.

Next we have the fab "All 12 Inches", various Stranglers greats remixed and such and originaly taken from 12" singles.......don't miss this one, it's a really great one and one every Stranglers fan oughta own.

Next is the comprehensive 2-disc "The Hit Men", covers most of thier essential material, and an update of "Grip" ("Grip 89")........much like the earlier "greatest Hits collection", this is a bit more comprehensive, if you want but one Stranglers disc on your shelf, this may be it..........a finely selected and programmed collection.

"the best of the epic years" includes a lot of the older classics, some are alernate takes, such as single remixes, or the like.....for completists/fanataics.

From 2002 we have a treasure chest, "rarities", whcih inludes, some totally fantastic and unable to locate elsewhere rare Stranglers tracks, see track list for info, but this is one you REALLY want to have, Stranglers fan! Likely the best collection of hard to find Stranglers tracks you will stumble upon, unfortunatley including the unnecessary "radio edit" of "Peaches"........can't win em all.....

Now, they released a few more comps, such as "Peaches", "Very Best Of", and "Gold Collection", all
of which I DO havea here at my disposal but AM NOT opting to include here, due to the hella-overlap factor......if I missed something important on one of these sets, be sure and let me know, and I will issue either individual tracks or the sets as a whole, just seems like a lotta extra work right now.

Now, HERE is a gem, though........the 10-Track Collectors Disc, created by a fan club and given away free at some personal appearance events.....the cover/ad is included, I think this is a pretty rare find, don't you?

Gonna wrap this long set up with the three disc UA Singles Collection, I know there is some overlap here as well, but a lot of good stuff here, and a rarity raises it's head every now and again.

As I said, I have most of the other availabale Stranglers comps, if I have missed a track you'd want me to include, or a whole set, just let me know and it will be done, these guys just had a LOT of material, enough, in fact that I will get to yet ANOTHER posting, regarding thier solo efforts away from the band.......till then, sorry I make you wait so long between posts, breaks my heart, really, but things are settling down and I WILL begin to post a bit more stuff, with help, of course, from my guest contributors (DO NOT miss Jonder's fantabulous Duke Spirit series, it's unreal and I hope he shares some of his other fave bandswith us!)

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK-01 Go Buddy Go (B Side)/02 Top Secret (B Side)/03 Old Codger (B Side)/04 Maninwhite (B Side)/05 Rok It To the Moon (B Side)/06 Love 30 (B Side)/07 Shut Up (B Side)/08 Walk On By (Non LP Single)/09 Vietnamerica (B Side)/10 Mean to Me (From "Black and White" Free EP)/11 Cruel Garden (B Side)/12 Yellowcake UF6 (B Side)/13 5 Minutes (non LP Single)

GREATEST HITS 1977-90 01 Peaches/02 Something Better Change/03 No More Heroes/04 Walk
On By/05 Duchess/06 Golden Brown/07 Strange Little Girl/08 European Female/09 Skin Deep/10 Nice In Nice/11 Always the Sun/12 Big In America/13 All Day and All of the Night/14 96 Tears/15 No Mercy

ALL 12 INCHES-01  Midnight Summer Dream (Extended Version)/02 Skin Deep (Extended)/03 No Mercy (Cement Mix)/04 Let Me Down Easy (Extended Version)/05 Nice In Nice (Porridge Mix)/06 Always the Sun (Hot Mix)/07 Big In America (Texas Mix)/08 Shakin Like a Leaf (Jelly Mix)/09 All Day and All of the Night (Jeff Remix)/10 Was It You (Extended)/11 96 Tears (Tearaway Mix)/12 Sweet Smell of Success (Indie-Pendence Mix)

THE HIT MEN DISC 1-Grip '89/02 London Lady/03 Peaches/04 Go Buddy Go/05 Hanging Around/06 Choosey Susie/07 Something Better Change/08 Straightern Out/09 No More Heroes/10 English Towns/11 5 Minutes/12 Nice N Sleazy/13 Toiler on the Sea/14 Mean To Me/15 Walk On By/16 Duchess/17 Nuclear Device/18 Don't Bring Harry/19 The Raven/29 Bearcage/21 Who Wants the World

THE HIT MEN DISC 2-01 Waltzinblack/02 Thrown Away/03 Just Like Nothing On Earth/04 Let Me Introduce You to the family/05 Golden Brown/06 La Folie/07 Tramp/08 Strange Little Girl/09 European Female/10 Midnight Summer Dream/11 Paradise/12 Skin Deep/13 No Mercy.14 Let Me Down Easy/15 Nice In Nice/16 Always the Sun (Sunny Side Up Mix)/17 Big In America/18 Shakin Like a Leaf/19 Was It You? (Remix)/20 All Day and All of the Night/21 96 Tears/22 Sweet Smell of Success

BEST OF THE EPIC YEARS-European Female (Album Version)/02 Midnight Summer Dream (7"
Edit)/03 Paradise (Album Version/04 Skin Deep (Album Version)/05 No Mercy (Album Version)/06 Hot Club (Instrumental)/07 Let Me Down Easy (Album Version)08 Nice In Nice (Album Version)/09 Always the Sun (Original 7" Edit)/10 Big In America (Album Version)/11 Shakin Like a Leaf (Album Version)/12 All Day and All of the Night (Single Version)/13 Was It You (7" Version)/14 96 Tears (Album Version)/15 Sweet Smell of Success (7" Edit)/16 No Mercy (Cement Mix)/17 Always the Sun (Long Hot Sunny Side Up Mix-12" Version)/18 Sweet Smell of Success (Indie-Pendence Mix-12" Version)

RARITIES-01 Choosey Susie/02 Peaches (UK Radio Airplay Version)/03 Mony Mony (Celia and the Mutations)/04 Mean to Me (Celia and the Mutations)/05 No More Heroes (UK radio Edit)/06 Walk on By (UK Radio Edit)/07 Sverige (Swedish)/08 N'Emmenes Pas Harry (French)/09 Fools Rush Out/10 Bear Cage (12" Mix)11 Shah Shah a Go Go (12" mix)/12 The Meninblack (Waiting For Em)/13 La Folie (edited)/14 Rok it to te Moon/15 Shut Up/16 Old Codger/17 Yellowcake UF6/18 Vietnamerica/19 Love 30

10 TRACK COLLECTORS DISC-01 Golden Brown/02 Walk On By/03 European Female/04 Peaches/05 Something Better Change/06 Big Thing Coming/07 Strange Little Girl/08 5 Minutes/09 Always the Sun/10 No More heroes

THE UA SINGLES COLLECTION DISC 1-01 (Get a) Grip (On Yourself)/02 London Lady/03 Peasant in the Big Shitty (Live 1976)/04 Choosey Susie/05 Peaches/06 Go Buddy Go/07 Something Better Change/08 Straighten out/09 No More Heroes/10 In the Shadows/11 Five Minutes/12 Rok It To the Moon/13 Nice N Sleazy/14 Shut Up/15 Walk on By/16 Mean to Me/17 Tits (live)

THE UA SINGLES COLLECTION DISC 2-01 Walk On By Radio Edit/02 Old Codger/03 Tank/04 Duchess/05 Fools Rush Out/06 Nuclear Device/07 Yellowcake UF6/08 Dont Bring Harry/09 Weird/10 Crabs (Live)/11 In the Shadaows (Live)/12 Bear Cage/13 Bear Cage 12" Extended Mix/14 Shah Shah a Go Go/15 Shah Shah a Go Go 12" Version/16 Sverige/17 N'Emmenes Pas harry

THE UA SINGLES COLLECTION DISC 3-01 Who Wants the World /02 The Meninblack (Waiting
For Me)/03 Thrown Away/04 Talk Secret/05 Just Like Nothing On Earth/06 Maninwhite/07 Let Me Introduce you to the Family/08 Vietnamerica/09 Golden Brown/10 Love 30/11 la Folie/12 La Faolie (radio Edit)/13 Waltzinblack/14 Strange Little Girl/15 Cruel Garden

Lotta stuff here.....hope you like it........I love you guys and am sorry I've been slacking here a bit with the new job and should get better, if YOu don't abandon me I SWEAR I won't ever abandon you........this blog wil NOT die before I do. Enjoy, and feel free to request and contribute and and comment, and just continue to be a part of our family here! Having a bit of computer trouble, but I will continue to FIGHT to bring you the best blog (????) on the inernet!