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Monday, January 26, 2015

Wall of Voodoo

Wall of Voodoo were yet another of those 1980's new-wave/synth bands that scored a big hit with the great "Mexican Radio", and also with the somewhat lesser known but equally fantastic "Back In Flesh"......by know means have I ever heard thier full catalogue, nor do I have it, but I do have a live rarity and the "meat" of thier recorded career.....a fine 1980's ensemble, with, imagine, a sense of humor.......

Wall of Voodoo were vocalist Stan Ridgeway, guitarist Marc Moreland, bassist Bruce Moreland, keyboardist Chas T Grey, and drummer Joe Nanini.......according to thier Wikipedia page, they released an EP in 1980 which included a version of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire".....while I have never heard it, it sure sounds like a taylor-made cover to me......anyway, "Dark Continent" was released in 1981, a somewhat overlooked album of the era, they did appear on the "Urrgh! A Music War!" compilation with a live take on "Back In FLesh", obviously ruined in that take by the seeming encessity to take the word "Fuck" out of the lyrics (Geeeeeez)......anyway, "Back in Flesh", in it's "uncensored" version, is one of the most uderappreciated of 1980's new-wave singles, a fine take on, say the "walls closing in" (sample lyric: "What about some bowling?' "The lanes are closed', 'How about some tennis?' 'Your racket's got a hole")......a fine song, IMO, and it's a pretty decent album as well, you may get a kick out of "Two Minutes Til Lunch", "Tse Tse Fly", "Red Light", and others, the HUMOROUS new wave of the 80's was not really all that popular compared to the more gloomy stuff, but for my money, this was a good album.....see what you think, after all, what the fuck do I know?
Wall of Voodoo- Call of the West (1982) MP3 & FLAC
So, in 1982, they released their best known and best selling work, "Call of the West", which does contain their best known number "Mexican Radio", which IS a great number ("How I wish I was In Tijuana, eating barbequed iguana")....to me the album as a whole doesn't match up to "Dark Continent", again, it's not like I know anything about it, but I prefer the first album to this one.
Anyway, they released a couple more albums, "Seven Days In Sammytown" (1985), "Happy Planet" (1987), and the posthumous "The Ugly AMericans in Australia" (1989).....to be honest, I've never heard a lick off of any of them, any of you lads have a copy I'd be happy to listen to em, as for now I shall suspend judgement.
I do have something of a rarity, here, however, a live 1986 release from Vaulx En Velin, Lyon France.....it's pretty cool, not the greatest sound I've ever heard, but it's fun to hear different versions of "back In Flesh" and "Mexican Radio", and at least they slip in "Ring of Fire" as well....
All in all, one of those 1980's new-wavesters who sort of got trampled under that whole 1980's crush......"new wave" was what it was, and a lot of good bands are, today, completely forgotten about......Wall of Voodoo fit this label to an absolute "T"......honestly, I'd like to hear the albums that I don't have, just to say I have, and if you are NOT familiar at all, hell, get yourselves acclimated to the stuff that I have, at least.....

DARK CONTINENT-01 Red Light/02 Two Minutes Til Lunch/03 Animal Day/04 Full of Tension/05 Me and My Dad/06 Back In Flesh/07 Tse Tse Fly/08 Call Box/09 This Way Out/10 Good Times/11 Crack the Bell
CALL OF THE WEST Tomorrow/02 Lost Weekend/03 Factory/04 Look at Thier Way/05 Hands of Love/06 Mexican Radio/07 Spy World/08 They Don't Want Me/09 On Interstate 15/10 Call of the West
LYON FRANCE 3/25/86-01 Dark as a Dungeon/02 Red Light/03 Big City/04 Mona/05 Can't Make Love/06 This Buisness of Love/07 Don't Spill My Courage/08 Ring of Fire/09 Far Side of Crazy/10 Back In Flesh/11 Mexican Radio/12 Room With a View/13 Blackboard Sky/14 Tragic Vaudville

As always, I attempt to present a variety of stuff from the soundtrack of my life to this site......as always, open to requests, of course, most vulnerable to the stuff I have "lived through", 60's psych/punk/garage, 70's metal/punk/glam, 80's new wave, 90's alt-grunge, 00's "whatever".........basically the fucking rock n roll........I've been doing this thing for several years now, since 2011 as I check.....I hope that I have introduced you to SOMETHING new/cool, and, if not, hopefully I still will.....I still have a LOT of shit that I haven't shared yet, the key to this is YOU GUYS NEED TO SHARE YOUR STUFF TOO, as do y wondersome guest/assistant bloggers.......I want EVERYONE in the world to have thier own "perfect" music collection, as I more or less do (even though I add to it now and then of course), and the best way we can accomplish this is by SHARING SHARING SHARING what we already have, it costs US nothing and can make another SO VERY happy, why, oh why, would you NOT?











Zwan

OK, back again, after a much deserved weekend (as previously stated) of both fucking and blackjack, I am, after all, an old, married, retired guy, so, every now and then I need to think about my dick and my wallet, and not about you hosers.....anyway, LOTS of fucking (THANKS BigCarla66), so-so effort at the tables (have had better, but have certainly had worse), and now back to share some more tunes with the minions......my silent-partner Brian is working on a KICK ASS Swans post for us, should be ready pretty soon, if you don't know about Swans, it will be some freakish shit for ya......Apantabapanta, also, is working on Part 8 of the Greek Punk series, it is winding down (probably 10 parts, an AMAZING series)......so tonight, tomorrow, whatever, yer uncle needs to find a few "short" posts to fill in the gaps between the MEGA-Boris thing (and YES, I still have some Boris scraps, collabortations and the like, to assemble) and my much beloved guest posters things.....
So, since we have Swans coming up soon, that made me think of the sole album by Zwan, Billy Corgan's first post-Smashing Pumpkins effort.....the album is "Mary Star of the Sea", and it was NOT terribly well receieved at the time of release.....why?, I have no clue, as I consider it nearly a great-"lost" Smashing Pumpkins album.....for one thing, it couldn't help but SOUND kind of "Punpkins-ish" what with Corgan on guitar and vocals, as well as Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain pounding the skins, I guess if James Iha and my birthday-sharing sweetheart D'arcy hadn't been in rehab or whatever, we wouldn't even know who Zwan was.......the liner notes on "mary Star of the Sea" refer to the band as "True Poets of Zwan", fine by me, because, contrary to the belief of many, I actually do think this is a quite good album, and if you don't think so, hey, that's why Baskin-Robbins has 31.......additional players on the album are bassist David Pajo and guitarist (and longtime Pumpkins hanger-on matt Sweeney).......
zwan alternative rock zwan was a short lived indie supergroup that was ...

Released in 2003, when the Pumpkins were in one of their frequent periods of disharmony/discontent, as the controversy swirled around Corgan and Co, what often is overlooked (qand you VERY WELL MAY disagree with me) is that "mary Star of the Sea" is a pretty decent album.......hell it's better listening than some of the more pretentious Pumpkins stuff, the track "Honestly" is a fine track and I DEFY you to discern it from a track off of, say, "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Saddness" or something, and there is a good bit more enjoyable material here, "Lyric", and stuff like "Baby Let's Rock!" and the epic "Jesus, I/Mary Star of the Sea", would fit easilly on many Pumpkins discs without standing out too negatively.
Zwan promo 2003.jpg
Hey, a fairly forgotten album, but one I always pretty much enjoyed, to be honest with you, and I was a HUGE fan of Smashing Pumpkins...long story, but I saw one of thier final concerts (Dayton Ohio 2000), (I mean of thier original state of being), and it was one of the absolute worst shows I have ever wittnessed, seriously, and I have a tape from the NEXT night's show, their "Final" concert in Chicago, and it was great.......you just never know sometimes)...anyway, I have never thought that the Zwan album really got a fair shake, so let me give you a chance to decide for yaselves....since I took the whole weekend playing cards and getting my dick wet, I'll probably come up with yet ANOTHER piost in the next coupla hours or so, but don't dick me round......if you're a Pumpkins fan, or not, even, and you have not checked out teh Zwan album with an open mind, puh-leeze do so, coz I think it's a fairly underappreciated effort, although the reasons for such are pretty understandable.

01 Lyric/02 Settle Down/03 Declarations of Faith/04 Honestly/05 El Sol/06 Of a Broken Heart/07 Ride a Black Swan/08 Heartsong/09 Endless Summer/10 Baby Let's Rock/11 Yeah!/12 Desire/13 Jesus, I/Mary Star of the Sea/14 Come With Me







Friday, January 23, 2015

Boris, Part 3

OK, I hope I can make this coherent enough....BigCarla66 and myself are heading off later today for a casino weekend, lots of blackjack and lots of FUCKING, etc, but I thought I wouldbe a wonderful guy and put up some MORE Boris stuff before the weekend......in case you can't tell, I am drunk as hell right now, I assume my homie Brian has probably already sent me some of the links that I have neglected here, forgive me.....anyway, I have some Boris scraps here, that I mostly copped from a Pirate bay Torrent, if ANYONE has some more of thier shit, post it HERE in the comments section of this post, I am still soing things the way I ALWAYS have, attempting to complete everyone's music collection, but GOOD LORD, right now I can barely even TYPE, so I hope this post comes out fairly reasonably.....


First of all what we have is something taken from the aforementioned Pirate Bay, "1970"....I have no clue if it is a single or what, but it is BAD ASS....01 1970/02 Wareuraido....bad ass shit, man, I promise ya....
http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/4uo2l7Wn/file.html


Next up, we have, I guess a great tune from the album "Absolutego", the title track, which is presented here in a "Special Low Frequency Edition"), and it really is wonderful.....


http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/9U48cRgo/file.html



So what else ya got? Well, if ya wanna compress all this stuff into a little bit more manageable format, here we have three discs of Boris "Archives, Volume 1-3".......kinda hard for me to figure that by NOW if you are "up" on the Boris "thing" you'd want an "archive", but here is is nonetheless.....some especially wonderful extended versions of some of the great Boris material....

VOLUME 1-01 Huge/02 Hush/03 Soul Search You Sleep/04 Vacuum/05 Mosquito/06 Mass Mercury/07 Scar Box/08 Hama
http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/YxtGEUC0/file.html


VOLUME 2-01 01 Huge/02 Mosquito/03 Vomit Yourself

http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/nfwL8J9O/file.html



VOLUME 3-01 Absolutego/02 Flood
http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/56wp2IA2/file.html


Next up, it's a weird one,("Implication Flooding") I don't even feel like looking up where it comes from/was created, it IS bad-ass, wonderful creation....if BY NOW you are a Boris fan, dig up on THIS SHIT....CRAZY ASS SHIT and the greatest song titles in the history of music (Possible exception: The Liars, FUCK YOU if you don't know them, check my archive!).

01 A Rise, A Moment Before Something Unexpected Is On the Verge of Starting/02 Not Knowing If It Will Be Agony or Comfort For Us/03 Wonder What Colour Would Be Suitable For the Dwelling/04 The Decision of A Dream Which Will Never Be Completely Red/05 It Should Be Watched, Not to fail to Notice These Flashes of an Accusation From Inside/06 Offer It All Up, Our Madness, That Which Will Be Crushed On This Land That Has Come To Be Called Chaos Unzipped/07 From The Distance With Thier Own Gentle Eyes Always Fixed On Us They Are Affectionatley Gazing At the Black-Implication F/08 Don't Be Cheated By the Oozing Silt From Both of the Accuser and the Accused Which Is Always There, Saying "Something Have/09 The Person Who, What Is She Like, The One Who Has Been Determined And Prepared

http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/6JYdHS52/file.html


Got a split or two here as well, might as well allow you to check these out.....

BORIS/THE DUDLEY CORPORATION SPLIT-01 BORIS-Ibitus/02 THE DUDLEY CORPORATION-Little Man/03 THE DUDLEY CORPORATION-3rd Song

http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/t5fM4UDD/file.html

BORIS/BAREBONES SPLIT-01 BAREBONES-Just Broken/02 BAREBONES-Puppets/03 BAREBONES-Shoot Up and Die/04 BAREBONES-Freak Out/05 BAREBONES-Still Unknown (Live)/06 BORIS-Soul Search You Sleep/07 BORIS-In Hush/08 BORIS-Scar Box (Live)/09 Mosquito (Live)

http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/fbq5EA27/file.html

BORIS/TOMSK SPLIT (BORIS TRACK ONLY)-01 Mass Mercury


http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/uIUS12Z3/file.html

BORIS/TORCHE SPLIT-01 TORCHE-King Beef/02 BORIS-Luna
http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/0HBuUuEf/file.html

HEAVY METAL ME-01 A Bao A Que/02 The Evil One Which Sobs/03 Feedbacker (Live)/04 Flood (live)/05 Credits
http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/WXtrvWyj/file.html


BORIS/TOUCHING AIR LANDSCAPES SPLIT-01 Fukurou/02 Kanau Part 1/03 Kanau Part  2

http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/6VXhpqLZ/file.html

VARIATIONS-01 Introduction (Edit)/02 Korosu/03 Pink/04 Woman On the Screen/05 Yesterday Morning/06 Rainbow/07 A Bao A Qu/08 Statement/09 My Nieghbor Satan/10 Floor Shaker/11 Naki Kyoku/12 1970/13 Farewell (Full Length)

http://www49.zippyshare.com/v/kbkRZrf7/file.html

YO, that is a whole buncha shit.....I prolly have more, in fact I am CERTAIN that Mr. Brian Parker has sent me some other stuff, like some collaborative efforts, which at this moment I cannot find.....likely there will be a "Boris Part 4" post, sometime in the future, I know Brian is dillignetly working on a Swans extravaganza, and as I told ya, I plan on spening this weekend FUCKING and playing blackjack........so for right now, here is a BUNCH of Boris stuff.......if any of you have ANY other stuff, live stuff, any other splits or whatever, send em my way, coz I really DO plan on doing  a "Part 4", at some point, just right now I be kinda burned on Boris......we will see what happens, but I DO know that Boris (one of our greatest unknown rock bands) has a whole BUNCH of OTHER shit out there, but for right now, it's the weekend off, and maybe next week prepping some easier, one or two album posts, until my Dawg brian gets the Swans mega-thing ready.........hey, see ya Monday or so, taking the weekend off.......









Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Boris, part 2

BigScott62 here, any of you actually listen to the entire Boris deluge from last night? Do your self a favor and do so over time, this is complex, wonderful, imaginative music, and of coure, given my weakness for non-English language hard rock, right up my alley......I didn't really know I had so much of thier stuff on my shelves, but away we go......

Well, I need to aknowledge that Brian Parker has helped tremendously with these posts, uploading links, writing text, etc, and he's done a fine job......just didn't want to forget his input. So, last night we wrapped up with three seperate versions of "Smile" from 2008, after which the band took a hiatus before releasing "New Album" in 2011....it appears in a few different versions, and I can't give you a complete track listing as many of the titles are written in Japanese characters which my keyboard won't duplicate......do I need a Japanese version of Apantabapanta to help me straighten this kind of thing out? Actually, I did find English translation titles for one of the albums versions:
http://www28.zippyshare.com/v/fEN243iC/file.html

01 Flare/02 Hope/03 Party Boy/04 Luna/05 Spoon/06 Pardon?/07 Jackson Head/08 Les Paul Custom '86/09 Tu, La La/10 Looprider

I find it to be a fine disc as well, highlighted in my opinion by the great "Les Paul Custom '86"......Now, in a typically confusing Boris move, in 2011 they released an album bearing the EXACT same title as they had used in 2002, "Heavy Rocks"....as best as I can determine, this was symbolic of a "get back to roots" kind of move, after all this material, an attempt to remain true to the ehavier sounds of 2002.....at least that's how I get it, there are alternate takes of a few tracks from "New Album", and the album DOES sound fresh and like a sly blend of new/old Boris, and NO DOUBT it certainly is BORIS!

http://www28.zippyshare.com/v/OYkBrYNG/file.html

01 Riot Sugar/02 Leak (Truth, yesnoyesnoyes)/03 GALAXIANS/04 Jackson Head/05 Missing Pieces/06 Key/07 Window Shopping/08 Tu, La La/09 Aileron/10 Czechoslovokia

In another typically Boris move, on THE SAME DAY they released "attention Please", which is a much more modernistic effort, droning and hypnotic, really somewhat less rocking than we are used to from Boris......to be honest, I am not crazy about the album.....it features some droned out takes on earlier material ("party Boy", "Les Paul Custom 86", etc), but give Boris credit......much like the Melvins whom I earlier compared them with, they will try ANYTHING and do not remain slavish to any particular sound, unlike, say, a band like Rush or something who basically recorded the same album  over and over every year for 40 years.

http://www28.zippyshare.com/v/4YpODe6c/file.html
01 Attention Please/02 Hope/03 Party Boy/04 See You Next Week/05 Tokyo Wonder Land/06 You/07 Aileron/08 Les Paul Custom 86/09 Spoon/10 Hand in Hand

OK.....I have been trying to download "Noise" and "Parapat" or whatever it's called, since Pirate Bay has ceased being my  go-to site, I'll get em on KickAss Torrents or Bunalti or something, just not working right now.....I be hoping you be liking the Part 2 Boris post, there will be a Part 3, with EP's, singles, live shit, all that stuff, but be forewarned......it may not be until Monday or so,as BigCarla66 and myself are heading for the casino/resort for a couple of days, and if any of you think you take prescedence over myself and BigCarla66.....well, honestly........Boris has a shit-ton of material, a lot of it classic/great, and sooner or later I will get all thier shit posted.....my homeboy Brian is working on a VERY COOL post featuring The Swans, should be finished, well, whenever it is finished, but we have given you guys enough Boris shit to choke yourselves on anyway...

so, evntually I will locate "Noise" and "Parapat" and will put them up for you, but the NEXT post will be the "Part 3" Boris, with singles, Live, and whatever else I can dredge up......I may or may not be back here before Monday, we'll see, but there is a LOT of material here for you to delve into.....oh, by the way.....did  ANYONE predict a Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl? Oh, that's right, that was ME.....(look for Seattle to be the first team in some time to go back-to-back).....anyway, the king of the retired State Workers needs a few days of SEX and BLACKJACK and BEER.....so I may not see none of ya till monday......But, I DO expect you to tell me what you think of our Boris post (Part 2), coz we think it's baddass, and at the very least , please offer up your commentary!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New and Improved Boris!

Boris Absolutego album coverOK, lets take another stab at the Boris thing, we've stumbled around with this long enough.......I think Brian Parker is back on track with us again, at least part time, I should have probably started him out on an easier post than the mammoth Boris, but I was sick and etc......so let's just take another stab at it. By the way, Mr. Parker has a blog of his own, a very, very young effort, and I know that he would love for the good folks who frequent this site to give it a look and see what you think:

howdthehellyougethere.blogspot.com

Give it a look, please, we're all part of the same team here......

OK, some of these albums might have been posted the other day, I don't feel like checking, I'm going to start at the beginning and put up the Boris albums that I have on my shelves and post them, most of the commentary given will be from Brian, (if it is mine, I'll let you know, but who among us could not recognize my unmistakeable wordsmithery?

So, Boris have been around since the mid-90's, and they are for my dough the best of the Japanese bands, rocking, innovative, experimental......Eternal Elysium, to be accurate, made some damn good albums as well (including the classic "SpiritualizeD), but the volume and experimentation of Boris work renders them as champions. The original crew was drummer/voclaist Atsuo, Bassist Ohtani, and guitarist Wata......

OK, these lads have a rather complicated and extensive catalouge, sort of a Japanese version of the Melvins (?).....some REALLY good, some not so much, but all daring and imaginative......I like it all, you may not, but we'll try to guide you if you wish to cherry pick....

OK, the first proper album is "Absolutego" from 1996......this is a gimmick that has been used before, such as Sleep's "Dopesmoker" and one of the Atomic Bitchwax albums, ie, one lengthy track domination an album.......I think this is a pretty good effort, myself, lets see what my protege Brian thinks:
"The band's first release, and quite an audacious one. While it follows in the same vein as that other epic timestamp work - Sleep's DOPESMOKER - it favors high pitch squall along with the epic trudge. While I wouldn't recommend it as your first listen, for those with patience, this one pays off. This is in a "Special Low Frequency Version"...a loving tribute to EARTH 2.
(Tracks: 1.AbsoluteGo/2.Dronevil 2)" (Brian)........Scott: couldn't have put it better myself, here is the link for this semi-classic:
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/h3WNKfGd/file.html
Next up, we have my (Scott's) personal favorite, "Amplifier Worship", an unknown classic, stateside at least......Long, trippy heavy tracks, "Vomitself" stands out, but the whole thing adds up to a wonderful four star effort......Brian, what do you have to say about it?

"This one lives up to it's fucking title! Here, the band fully indulges in their Melvins fetish, especially on "Vomitself". The longer songs manage to mutate over their running length (say like on "Ganbou-Ki"). The amazing thing about Boris is how they can mix their doom stomp along with their more thrashier psych-rock side, say on a song like "Hama". For fans of Earth, Sleep, or the doom-like side of the Melvins. And not to take anything away from the later stuff, but Boris never made anything this balls-to-the wall heavy again.
>(Tracks: 1.Huge/2.Ganbou-Ki/ 3.Hama/4.Kurumizu/ 5.Vomitself)" (Brian)
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/SOpR6DcP/file.html

Next we have 2000's "Flood".....it's a damn fine album as well, might as well let Brian inform you on this one as I agree with him pretty much......
"Here is where the band really started to indulge in it's psychedelic side. Song titles are simply "Flood" 1-4. Very spacey and atmospheric, in a wandering sort of way, with lyrical heaviness for texture. Boris doing ambient, if you will. Good one to fall asleep to."-Brian........(Scott: It is an DAMN fine album, psychdecelic and droning, and another one for the ages)
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/IU3OzTsE/file.html

So, two years later, they gave us "Heavy Rocks", yet another decent effort, but in my mind not as great as the previous two, but still DAMNED interesting and hard rocking, Brian says:
Putting the year there is important, since nine years later they released an album with the same name. This is one of their Japan-only releases, and needs all the more exposure because of that. Their first album that touched on all of their musical aspects, pointing the way to later American albums like PINK and SMILE. 

(BORIS : Boris At Last – FeedbackerTracks: 1.Heavy Friends/2.Korosu/ 3.Dyna-Soar/ 4.Wareruraido/5.Soft Edge/6.Rattlesnake/7.Death Valley/ 8.Koei/9.Kane -The Bell Tower of a Sign/10.1970).....(Scott here now), yep, the difference between "Heavy Rocks" and Heavy Rocks 2011 Is signnificnat, we'll get to that one in a while, if not tonight then tomorrow.........

Boris - The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/1xCVbopd/file.html

So why not "Akuma No Uta", yet another fine album, so what say you Brian?......well:
"The band's first wide release in America, and immediately distinctive for it's Nick Drake cover homage. It opens with the familiar trudge of "Introduction", before breaking into the thrashers of "Ibitsu" and "Hama". "Naki Kyoku" - the longer centerpiece of the album and best track IMO - starts in beautiful echoing dreaminess before Wata comes in with some of her best groove-riding guitar work ever!
>(Tracks: 1.Introduction/2.Ibitsu/3.Furi /4.Naki Kyoku/5.Ano Onna No Onryou/6.Akuma No Uta)"
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/mRbMAxS0/file.html

And so, what next from this fine and criminally underappreciated band? Well, another, mega-opus, "Boris At Last, Feedbacker", which is again, a single disc split into five parts......again, a fine disc and one that I feel is essential......(Track List: 01 Feedbacker 01/02 Feedbacker 2/03 Feedbacker III/04 Feedbacker IV/05 Feedbacker V...This motherfucker rockes the house as well, really, as ALL of thier discs do......please appreciate this great shit as it is among the great non-English rock n roll ever recorded.
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/ko7C0t2r/file.html

BORIS - Dronevil coverThe next releases from these quasi-geniuses were "The Thing Which Solomon OVerlooked" an "The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked Volume 2".....OK, let's be honest here......I am NOT  crazy about these discs, they are droning, instro-hypnotic efforts, simply not my cuppa tea......if you dig it here it is, but hey, it's not for me......
The Things WHich Solomon Overlooked Volume 1
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/jow5Cxc9/file.html
The Things Which Solomon Overlooked Volume 2
http://www19.zippyshare.com/v/nGpPfUO8/file.html

Next up we have 2005's two-disc set, "Dronevil", this is a fine set imo, it's up to you guys if you like this stu8ff or not, by now, More long, droning tunes, hey, it's better than The Outlaws, or something, if ya don't like it, well, there's always Foreigner for ya to listen to......
DRONEVIL DISC 1
http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/HfXRKkgx/file.html
DRONEVIL DISC 2
http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/WI5LJkQ1/file.html

So, in 2005 they released a soundtrack album to the Japanese film"Mabuta no Ura"....best as I can determine, no such film exists, OK then....these dudes were more out there than I AM, which is saying something.......But, hey, this is a decent release as well....
http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/zgg2my7F/file.html

OK, 2006's "Pink" is a damn fine album as well, more along the lines of their earler, sludgier, uglier stoner rock.....it's a great album, and damn near essential....this is likely the most "famous" Boris album (although not necessarily the BEST), here be the track list:  01 Pink/02 Woman on the Screen/03 Nothing Special/04 Blackout/05 Electric/06 Six, Three Times/07Afterburner/08 Psuedobread/09 My Machine/10 Farewell/11 Just Abandoned Myself
http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/6kzeeG1J/file.html

So, next up, we have the infamous "Vein", a collection of "untitled" tracks........hope ya like it, it is Boris to the core without question......
http://www15.zippyshare.com/v/66qgJlJ5/file.html

Next relese was "Smile", yet another good one, Hell, I'm TIRED of trying to straighten this this shit out, why not let Brian give his estimatiom of this disc?:
"Some criticisms of this album mark it as too similar to PINK, as if Boris were repeating themselves. That's crap. This release is even tighter than that album. "Statement" just socks you in the gut, while you also have the devastating beauty of "Flower Sun Rain" and "Kare Hateta Saki". Like PINK, this album is also radically different in its U.S. release compared to its Japanese one."

Yep, sounds about right to me.....this is a fine album as well and if you guys have caught the Boris addiction by NOW, you'll wanna  hear this one as WELL!....
Well, to be all-inclusive, we have included not only the US version of "Smile", but also the "Live" version as well as the  Japanese version...nmae yer fuicking poison, do you have a fucking clue how much work this is?
BORIS / Smile CD
SMILE-Japanese Version-http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/gg4YLhlw/file.html
SMILE-US Version -http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/upfp5RH5/file.html
SMILE-Live Version-http://www2.zippyshare.com/v/gVLsEOXn/file.html

OK, that's gonna bout do it for today.....plenty more BORIS to come in the next couple days, I COULD put it up tonight, but guess what? I FUCKING DONT FEEL LIKE IT......thanks loads to my protege Brian, I think he is going to be a HUGE help to me over time, as I finish the Boris thing, he is working on a Swans thing, which is tremendous......what with him, nad the Greek Punk, and the Dave Sez stuff, I can become an internet star and never do a goddamn thing!!!! nota really, I thank all my helpers, you guys are great and I could never do this without ya......Brian Parker deserves TONS of credit for helping me put this Boris post together, as he will the remaining sections of it......he's a wonderful young man, and please check his blog which I linked earlier in this post.......THANKS BRIAN, and you HAVE BEEN a tremendous help in keeping this blog up and running!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cinema Beer Nuts, a random comp

Trying to  straighten out the Boris mess (hopefuly tomorrow) right now I just tripped over this relatively obscure punk comp, haven't hear this one in a little while, and thought I'd share it while I'm chained to the computer.

What this is is a pretty cool collection os somewhat ska-tinged punk, pretty decent stuff all......The Lunachicks, The Queers, Voodoo Glow Skulls, AFI, MXPX......hardly a dog in the bunch, just thought I'd keep with the variety fow hich I am so well known, hope you enjoy, the Boris thing likely will be done (DONE!) tomorrow or sUnday......but in the meantime, I think you will enjoy this one.
01 THE VANDALS-It's a Fact/02 MXPX-Doing Time/03 MUSTARD PLUG-You/04 LESS THAN JAKE-Automatic (live)/05 IGNITE (Embrace)/06 LUNACHCKS-Don't Want You/07 THE QUEERS-Don't Back Down/08 THE NOBODYS- A Girl like You/09 Hi-STANDARD-Fighting Fists, Angry Soul/10 VOODOO GLOW SKULLS-Bulletproof/11 ASSORTED JELLY BEANS-No Time/12 AFI-He Who Laughs Last/13 STRIFE-Blistered/14 GOOBER PATROL-Biggest Joke/15 SHADES APART-Tainted Love/16 THE MARSHES-The Girl on the Bus/17 HORACE PINKER-Pop Can Park/18 LINK 80-Verbal Kint/20 MILLENCOLIN-Lozin' Must

A unique and rare set, hope y'all enjoy it.......Boris the compete deal in the enxt couple days!



http://www32.zippyshare.com/v/XuvkEqDI/file.html

Leftover/Newly unearthed Judas Priest rarities

Talking to my old buddy Tim a few days ago, Tim was (and is) back in the day perhaps the biggest Judas Priest fan one could possibly be (the kind that, you know, takes them seriously)......anyway, he wasn't familar with my blog (for shame), but when I told him I just done a feature on Priest, he thought for certain he had something I could use.....now, where this came from, I have no idea, but he brought the CD's over the other night and I loaded them up, indeed, they DO have a lot of rare stuff, I guess it's rare, I was unfamiliar with a lot of it.......I don't really take them too seriously, but when I trip across a true rarity, might as well go ahad and contribute it......so thanks, Tim, glad to run into you and even gladder tha you have the 2-disc "Judas Priest Russian Fan Club CD" (it's funny even to TYPE it!, not that I'd tell Tim that)......anyway, some stuff here ya might not have hearad before, if yer a Priset fan or not, enjoy.....
I'm going to continue posting all the while trying to straighten out the MESS that is the Boris post, but I'll get it......thanks to Brian with all his hard work with THAT one.
JUDAS PRIEST RUSSIAN FAN CLUB CD DISC 1-01 Rocka Rolla (Full Version)/02 Rocka Rolla (Live)/03 Dreamer Deciever (Live)/04 Father Mother Son (Live)/05 Diamonds and Rust (1975 Version)/06 Dreamer Deciever (Full Version)/07 White Heat Red Hot (Live)/08 Starbreaker (Live)/09 Beyond the REalms of Death (Live)/10 Evil Fantasies (Live)/11 The Green Manalishi (24 KT Gold Version)/12 You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise (Live)/13 Hot Rockin' (Live)/14 Desert Plains (Live)/15 Breaking the Law (Live)
JUDAS PRIEST RUSSIAN FAN CLUB CD DISC 2-01 Heart of a Lion (Demo)/02 Blood Red Skies (Radio Edit)/03 Blood Red Skies (Extended Remix)/04 Ram It Down (Live)/05 Night Crawler (Radio Edit)/06 Bloodsuckers (Radio Edit)/07 Lost and Found (Radio Edit)/08 Machine Man (Live)/09 Victim of Changes (Live)/10 Revolution (Radio Edit)/11 Worth Fighting For (live)/12 Deal With the Devil (Live)/13 Angel (Live)/14 Visions (Radio Edit)/15 Alone (Radio Mix)
Es el turno Judas Priest, una banda ícono del Heavy Metal, y como no ...
Thanks, Tim, lotta stuff that I didn't know existed.......likely not going into heavy rotation, but still, I know from the reaction of the last Priest-post, that there are some hard core fans of the band out there, and this seems like a legitimate collection of rarities that they can groove upon!
Judas Priest fan one could possibly be (the kind that, you know, takes them seriously)......anyway, he wasn't familar with my blog (for shame), but when I told him I just done a feature on Priest, he thought for certain he had something I could use.....now, where this came from, I have no idea, but he brought the CD's over the other night and I loaded them up, indeed, they DO have a lot of rare stuff, I guess it's rare, I was unfamiliar with a lot of it.......I don't really take them too seriously, but when I trip across a true rarity, might as well go ahad and contribute it......so thanks, Tim, glad to run into you and even gladder tha you have the 2-disc "Judas Priest Russian Fan Club CD" (it's funny even to TYPE it!, not that I'd tell Tim that)......anyway, some stuff here ya might not have hearad before, if yer a Priset fan or not, enjoy.....
I'm going to continue posting all the while trying to straighten out the MESS that is the Boris post, but I'll get it......thanks to Brian with all his hard work with THAT one.


JUDAS PRIEST RUSSIAN FAN CLUB CD DISC 1-01 Rocka Rolla (Full Version)/02 Rocka Rolla (Live)/03 Dreamer Deciever (Live)/04 Father Mother Son (Live)/05 Diamonds and Rust (1975 Version)/06 Dreamer Deciever (Full Version)/07 White Heat Red Hot (Live)/08 Starbreaker (Live)/09 Beyond the REalms of Death (Live)/10 Evil Fantasies (Live)/11 The Green Manalishi (24 KT Gold Version)/12 You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise (Live)/13 Hot Rockin' (Live)/14 Desert Plains (Live)/15 Breaking the Law (Live)

JUDAS PRIEST RUSSIAN FAN CLUB CD DISC 2-01 Heart of a Lion (Demo)/02 Blood Red Skies (Radio Edit)/03 Blood Red Skies (Extended Remix)/04 Ram It Down (Live)/05 Night Crawler (Radio Edit)/06 Bloodsuckers (Radio Edit)/07 Lost and Found (Radio Edit)/08 Machine Man (Live)/09 Victim of Changes (Live)/10 Revolution (Radio Edit)/11 Worth Fighting For (live)/12 Deal With the Devil (Live)/13 Angel (Live)/14 Visions (Radio Edit)/15 Alone (Radio Mix)

Thanks, Tim, lotta stuff that I didn't know existed.......likely not going into heavy rotation, but still, I know from the reaction of the last Priest-post, that there are some hard core fans of the band out there, and this seems like a legitimate collection of rarities that they can groove upon!


DISC 1
http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/jrfT03bD/file.html

DISC 2
http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/HPvZVYTM/file.html