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Sunday, November 30, 2014

A bunch of presents from the great Dave Sez!

Of the several (HINT: I wish there were MORE OF THEM) guest posters that generously contribute
to the site, Dave Sez has probably contributed the most varied selection of things for our listening pleasure....he's recently sent me four such packages, and I'm going to round all four of them up today......haven't listened to any of them yet, so we will find out together. Please, I'm just passing them along to you....if you opt to sample all/any of them, please extend your gratitude to Dave Sez, with the hope that he will continue to contribute to the blog from his extensive collection. Also, if anyone else has ANYTHING they think would be of interest, PLEASE contribute it, tapes of your bar band, rarities, hell, a tape of your kid's choir or something. Tomorrow, we will get another segment of Greek Punk from Apantabapanta, as well as some stuff from Ruben Chandler's band that I said I'd put up a while back and forgot to.....but today, it's all about the generosity of Dave Sez, so let's see what he has for us in THIS delivery.

First up, we have a fine looking comp, "Fast Product-Mutant Pop 78-79 (1980), features mutlipel tracks from The Mekons, Scars, The Human League, 2-3, the Flowers, and Gang of Four....correcting what I said earlier, I DID listen to this one and it's cool, looked it up and it's a group of obscure 7"'s from Fast Product Records, the highlight for me being the alternate versions of "future" Gang of Four classics, "Anthrax", "Damaged Goods", and "Armalite Rifle"......also always love discovering a "new" act from that era, and I was, until now unfamiliar with 2-3, the Scars, and the Flowers, all of whom certainly merit a listen, I found the Scars especially appealing.

FAST PRODUCT-MUTANT POP 78-79-01 THE MEKONS-Never Been In a Riot/02 THE MEKONS-32 Weeks/03 THE MEKONS-Where You Been/04 THE SCARS-Adultery/05 THE SCARS-Horror Show/06 THE HUMAN LEAGUE-Being Boiled/07 HUMAN LEAGUE-Circus of Death/08 2-3-All Time Low/09 2-3-Where to Know/10 THE FLOWERS-After Dark/11 THE FLOWERS-Confessions/12 GANG OF FOUR-Love Like Anthrax/13 GAMG OF FOUR-Aramlite Rifle/14 GANG OF FOUR-Damaged Goods

See comment section for link.
Next up we have a live set from Wilko Johnson, of which whom Dave Sez has shared some fine work
before.....if you don't know him, Johnson is a fine blues singer/guitarist who is best known for his work with Dr. Feelgood in the 70's.....always great fun to hear his rumbling guitar work, scanning the tracklist by eyeball, I see "Wooly Bully" makes an appearance, can't recall for sure hearing him take on that classic before, should be fun!

WILKO JOHNSON 1990.12.00 BELGRADE, K.S.T. CLUB-01 All Right/02 Title/03 Dr. Dupree/04 I Wanna Be Your Lover/05 You Got Me/06 Track 6/07 Sneakin Suspicion/08 When I'm Gone/09 Extasy/10 Wooly Bully/11 Don't Let Your Daddy Know, Part 1/12 Don't Let Your Daddy Know, part 2/13 Back in the Night/14 She Does It Right/15 Roxette/16 Bottle Up and Go/17 Audience/18 Bye Bye Johnny

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Now, for something in the "anything goes" spirit in which I try to keep the blog, a spirit which Dave Sez understands completely...Rites of Strings, from whom I have never heard a note, taken from Chapiteau de Maricac, Jazz A Maricac, France, July 30 2007......the trip consists of Violinist Jean Luc Ponty, with whom we are likely all familiar and has created some tremendous sounds over the years, guitarist Al Di Meola, and double bassist Stanley Clarke.....I know about as much about jazz as I know about playing 3-D Chinese Scrabble, however, I do know this: I trust fully in Dave Sez' judgement, and, also, I have always enjoyed what I've heard of Ponty, who at times used to get some play on some of the free-est form rock stations back in those late great 70's.....I will be listening to this one within the hour, betting it's quality, and I'd like YOU to check into it as well......and let me and "provider" Dave Sez know your thoughts on it, and to everyone, I WELCOME CONTRIBUTIONS LIKE THIS, anythime......

RITE OF STRINGS-JAZZ MARCIAC 2007-01 Indigo/02 Memory Canyon/0 Song To John/04 Poema Valseado/05 Nostalgia/Desert Crossing/06 All About the Bass (parts 1 & 2)/07 Renaissance/08 Mediterranean Sundance

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And, finally, from the generous Dave Sez, we unwrap the final of our Christmas gifts.... Well, this is
certainly of interest.... a (long) while back I posted a bunch of Police rarities..... "rarities" being a relative term when it comes to this package though..... first of all, Sting's first band, Last Exit, come through with a set of studio demos from between 1974-76... Last Exit were Keyboardist Gerry Richardson, bassist/vocalist Sting, drummer/vocalist Ronnie Pearson, and guitarist John Headly... see below for track listings, Tracks 1-4 are 1974 demos from Impulse Studio, Tracks 5-15 are also from Impulse, ca. 1976.

LAST EXIT-IMPULSE STUDIO DEMOS-01 Every Day's Just the Same/02 Carrion Prince (Ye of Little Hope) (Alternate Short Version)/03 Don't Let It Bring You Down/04 Whispering Voices (Alternate version)/05 Carrion Prince (Ye of Little Hope) (Alternate Long Version)/07 I Burn For You/08 Untitled Instrumental I/09 Fool In Love/10 I'm On This Train (Alternate Version)/11 Don't You Look At Me/12 Savage Beast (Alternate Version)/13 Untitled Instrumental II/14 Soul Music/15 Night In the Grand Hotel......

Next in this collection is a recording by the original Police from 1977, Dave Sez it's the only recording he knows of with Henry Padovani on guitar. Also a single from the same era.

THE POLICE-3/6/77 LONDON NASHVILLE-01 Landlord/02 Kids to Blame/03 Clouds In Venice/04 Night at the Grand Hotel/05 It's My Life/06 Dead End Job/07 Fall Out

THE POLICE 1977 single-01 Fall Out/02 Nothing Achieving
And finally, a single from a crew which called itself The Radio Actors, also from 1977

RADIO ACTORS-01 Nuclear Waste/02 Digital Love

Interesting lineup for this last single, bassist Mike Howlett, Drummer Steve Broughton, Guitarist Steve Hillage, Vocalist Sting, rhythm guitarist/vocalist harry Williamson, saxophonist/vocalist Nick Turner, vocalist Gilli Smyth.

Check it out and let the world know what you think.  See comment section for link!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Electric Wizard Part 2

Hope you got an earfull of quality stoner-doom yesterday from Electric Wizard, I know I enjoyed
dragging them out.....I know a few years ago I downloaded a huge Electric Wizard torrent that included all of the albums I put up yesterday (except the new one), which also had a bunch of live stuff, EP's, stuff like that which we will get to today.....forget who created it but a dandy torrent. this is some more fine, crushing doomy Sabbath/Sleep style drone-metal, help yourselves, I really have always enjoyed this band's crunshy style......

In chronological order, aside from the official albums from yesterday......the first thing I can come up with is a track entitled "Chrono Naut", which comes from a split single with Orange Goblin (did a full profile post on them once, worth looking into if the links are still active, Goblin is a little more "Stoney" and a bit less "Doomy" than are Wizard. anyway, the torrent from whence this track came did NOT include the whole disc, only the Wizard Single track.....I think the best thing to do might be scatter some of these singels and the like on a BigScott62 "Rarity" special, we will see....

In 1998 they released a perfectly great EP, "Supercoven", three tracks, all bombastic as hell, capped by a live ten minute version of their "theme song", "Electric Wizard", and also 30 minutes taken up by the aptly titled "Burnout" and also the title track. a good disc.

Our first live disc is "Philadelphia 2001", decent sound and long, droning versions of some of their best stuff..."Dopethrone", "Supercoven"......they sound like what I would imagine them to sound live, loud, slow, sludgy....
Another 2001 set, likely from the same tour comes from Iowa City, another long set with a very similar set list to the Philadelphia show, and also contains a track listed as "Unknown", I am, for some reason, already intrigued by that.....

From 2005 comes a live EP recorded for the BBC at Maida Vale, three songs, "Another Perfect Day",
"Dopethrone", and "We Live!".....sounds great, really.

Again, likely from the same tour/period of time comes a set from 2005, from Roadburn....five crushers on this one, including the then-current "Eko Eko Azarak" and "We Live!"...they had a really good sound live, not TOO sludgy, just sludgy enough, if ya get what I mean.

Next up comes an album of early rarities, "Pre-Electric Wizard", released in features stuff from 1989-94, includes a cover of Black Sabbath's "Electric Funeral", the "Choro-Naut" track from the earlier split, and lots of earlier Sabbath impersonations.

They released a split in 2008 with a band called Reverend Bizarre, of whom I am honestly unfamiliar, we DO get a track from each here, Wizard contributes "The House on the Borderland", as far as I know the only version, and Reverend Bizarre treats us to "The Gates of Nanna"......rare I assume, as I havae seen one nowhere else.

I have another single track, "Processian", which I am trying to track down, I assume something of a compilation track or something, I am trying to find out.Prior to thier lateest official release, we find a 7" entitled " Legalise Drugs and Murder" b/w  "Murder And Madness"....HA, found it, "Processian" is a special release one sided would never be able to identify the band, it's an instrumental and somewhat keyboard driven. And, finally, when it comes to comp tracks, we get "Magical Chylde" from the "Fuck the RIAA" issue
OK, how to do this....I will let the live discs stand on their own, the "Pre-Wizard" album stand on it's
own, and bundle up the rest of the tracks, neat and clean on what we will call "BigScott62's Electric Wizard Rarities Disc" I can offer ya, I guess....

Good band.....listening to a bit today, sounds really good, enjoyed it.

Tomorrow, we have a real treat in that Dave Sez has checked in with a couple of more treats for us, which is always a fun thing......until well....

BIGSCOTT62sELECTRIC WIZARD RARITIES-01 Chrono Naut (from split w/Orange Goblin)/02 Supercoven/03 Burnout/04 Electric Wizard (Live) (tracks 2-3-4 from "Supercoven EP)/05 The House on the Borderland/06 The Gate of Nanna (Track 6 from Reverend Bizarre, tracks 5 and 6 are from split with same)/07 The Processean/08 Legalise Drugs and Murder/09 Murder and Madness/10 Magical Chylde

PHILADELPHIA 2001-01 Wizard In Black/02 Dopethrone/03 We hate You/04 Weird Tales/05 Supercoven/06 Return Trip

IOWA CITY 2001-01 Son Of Nothing/02 We hate
You/03 Dopethrone/04 Weird Tales/05 Unknown/06 Return Trip

LIVE BBC MAIDA VALE 2005-01 Another Perfect Day/02 Dopethrone/03 We Live

LIVE AT ROADBURN 2005-01 01 Eko Eko Azarak/02 We Live/03 Dopethrone/04 Return Trip/05 Supercoven

PRE ELECTRIC WIZARD-01 Magickal Childe/02 Electric Funeral/03 Lucifer's Children/04 Chrono-Naut/05 Swathed In Black/06 On Blackened Wings/07 Outro/08 Descent/09 Wings Over a Black Funeral/10 At the Cemetery Gates/11 Dark Prayers

Friday, November 28, 2014

Electric Wizard Part 1

OK, as i stated before, I'd offer up something which allows us to turn the amps to 11, as there have
been (imagine!) accusations of BigScott62 "mellowing out".....geeeeez.....OK, here we have stoner/sludge/metal/doom icons Electric Wizard, great fucking shit, closest, in comparison, I suppose, to Sleep, but the Black Sabbath influence can hardly be denied either.......this can be cranked loud and it will work out for ya, trust me, and they have a comprehensive volume of material for us to enjoy.
Electric Wizard were formed in the early 90's in Dorset England, guitarist/vocalist Jus Osborn being the focal point, along with bassist Tim Bigshaw,and drummer Mike Greenig.....over the years Osborn would remain the only constant, guitarist Liz Buckingham, bassist Rob Al-Issa, and drummer Shaun Rutter, among others, filling in the crucial times in the band's chronology.......basically it is Osborn's band.

OK, these lads have released I believe 8 "proper" albums, and of course I have a buncha live and rare for tomorrow......let us start, then, at the beginning.....the first album, of course, was 1995's self titled opus, it is a pretty fair album of hard doom-stoner rock, "Behemoth" and "Electric Wizard" are very cool quaalude-droners, and the rest of the album is not to be dismissed either.....probably unknown to you if you are not a fan of stoner/doom rock (as of course I am), but a fine starting point if you are wishing to get into the experience that is Electric Wizard.
Thier second full release, 1997's "Come My Fanatics....." is a GREAT one, you dabblers, this is the of the definitive doom/drone albums of the era. LOOOONG trippy numbers, "Return Trip" and "Wizard In Black" are highlights, but this is a stellar album in the rocks out hard from beginning to end.

These dudes worked overtime, putting out various EP's and splits, which I will stick on Part 2 of this post, theire next "proper" release is the amazing "Dopethrone" (2000), which may or may not be thier masterwork, depending on how one feels about "Come My Fanatics"....."Dopethrone" is the definition of an album that ROCKS but does NOT ROLL, LOUD, SLOW, and geared towared the downer freak.....hey, downer freaks need a soundtrack to their lives also....."Dopethrone", for my money, is a solid 4-star album....the 15 minute "Weird Tales" trilogy being MY personal highlight, the 20 minute title track (reminiscent of Sleep's "Dopesmoker") is a winner as well, and this is a FINE FUCKING ALBUM, one of the best albums of the 2000's, not pulls it off exactly as it INTENDS to pull it off, and that, kids, is the fucking IDEA!

So, a couple of years later, they released "Let Us Prey", something of a let-down but for me still a
fine album, the 10-minute, two part "Master of Alchemy" and the lengthy "Priestess of Mars" are more of the kind of thing you'd WANT to hear from Elecrtic Wizard, if you don't LIKE this stuff (there are many who don't), please check some of my previous posts, as heavy/doom/stoner rock is truly one of my absolute passions!

Album #5, "We Live" is the first album they released with the revised lineup, in particular guitarist Liz Buckingham who added a new complexity to the sound....the album is based around themes from various horror movies, and I think is nearly criminaly under-appreciated ("Dopethrone" and "Come My Fanatics" are generally considered their best work, I rank "We Live" on very nearly the same level.).....check this one out to take on Buckingham's inspired guitar work, it's a good and underrated one, trust me.

The next disc "Witchcult Today", was a step down for my money, perhaps the formula was wearing down a bit....Osborn's vocals are a bit more prominent than on the last few releases, although this one rocks heavilly as well, the highlight being "The Chosen Few" which clocks in at a bit over 8 minutes.

In 2010 they released "Black Masses"....I am not really crazy about the disc, to be honest......the idea/concept was wearing down, and the sound is dull and tired.....I mean, hey, I am a FAN of this particular sound, but things REALLY don't go on forever.....they attempted to be less "slick" on the album, returning to their "classic" sound, but as always, when a moment has passed, it has be fair there are a couple decent numbers here, "Patterns of Evil" and "Turn Off Your Mind" are good sludgy rockers, but it just, to me, seemed the moment was over.

So, they plug on even recently as this year they released "Time to Die", it's not awful, it's just time to, well, maybe move elsewhere...."Incense For the Damned" and "I Am Nothing" recall the classic Electric Wizard sound, but in my opinion, checking out the REAL classic albums they released would be advantageous to the listener.

OK, tomorrow.......a TON of live shit, unreleased, splits, EP's, what are their eight studio albums, a few are great in the genre, a few are somewhat less than that, but someone asked me to turn up the volume a little, and Electric Wizard does that for certain......doom/sludge/stoner rock FOREVER!!!!!!!!

ELECTRIC WIZARD-01 Stone Magnet/02 Mourning Prayer/03 Mountains of Mars/04
Behemouth/05 Devil's Bride/06 Black Butterfly/07 Electric Wizard-Wooden Pipe

COME MY FANATICS-01 Return Trip/02 Wizard In Black/03 Doom-Mantra/04 Ivixor B-Phase Inducer/05 Son of Nothing/06 Solarian 13

DOPETHRONE-01 Vinium Sabbithi/02 Funerapolis/03 Wierd Tales/04 Barbarian/05 I The Witchfinder/06 The Hills Have Eyes/07 We Hate You/08 Dopethrone/09 Mind Transferal

LET US PREY-01 A Chosen Few/02 We, the Undead/03 Master of Alchemey/04 The Outsider/05
Night of the Shape/06 Priestess of Mars

WE LIVE!-01 Eko Eko Azarak/02 We Live/03 Flower of Evil AKA Malfiore/04 The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue/05 Another Perfect Day/06 The Sun Has Turned To Black/07 Saturn's Children

WITCHCULT TODAY-01 Witchcult Today/02 Dunwich/03 Satanic Rites of Drugula/04 Raptus/05 The Chosen Few/06 Torquemada 71/07 Black Magic Rituals and Perversions/08 Saturnine

BLACK MASSES-01 Black Mass/02 Venus In Furs/03 The Nightchild/04 Patterns of Evil/05 Satyr IX/06 Turn Off Your Mind/07 Scorpio Curse/08 Crypt of Drugula

TIME TO DIE-01 Insence For the Damned/02 Time To Die/03 I Am Nothing/04 Destroy Those Who Love God/05 Funeral of Your Mind/06 We Love the Dead/07 Sadiowitch/08 Lucifer's Slaves/09 Saturn Dethroned

Buncha shit here.....crank it up LOUD, cause I gotta BUNCH MORE of it I be gonna lay on yo ass tomorrow!

The Teardrop Explodes

As much as I often claim to dislike the music of the 1980's, I sure to find myself featuring enough of
it on here, maybe it's just that i disliked the "hair metal" and some of the other non-trends that gave the decadae it's bad rep. Teardrop Explodes were another good one, IMO from the early part of the decade, along with Echo & the Bunnymen and a couple others a part of a rather short-lived UK neo-psychedelic movement.

The music is significantly influenced byq960's west coast psych, notably the Doors and in particular Love (and even more sepcifically the enite "Forever Changes" always a sucker for that stuff, new musics which incoprorate such elements are always worthwhile to me.
They had some successful UK singles prior ot the release of 1980's "Killimanjaro", one of the better efforts of that season. The band went through several lineup changes prior even to the debut's release, clearly it was the playground of singer/bassist Julian Cope, with help on this one from guitarist Mike Finkler, keyboardist David Balfe, and drummer Gary Dwyer (Alan Gill handles guitar on part of the album)....

The album was quite a success, just my opinion but sort of reminds me of the equation: ("Killimanjaro is to"Ten") as ("Crocodiles (Echo & the Bunnymen) is to "Nevermind")....just sort of the way I think of it, anyway the album is a good one....I'm going to include it in a couple forms, 2000's expanded edition in the original sequence (plus a few bonuses), as well as the 2010 three disc set which includes some other tracks taken from the comp "Piano", plus the highlight, Disc 3, a fine collection of BBC material. Anyway, it's like a time trip to the eightys with trippy, druggy stuff such as "Sleeping Gas", "Poppies in the Field", "Books", and the great single "Reward".....great album, and here it is sliced and diced any way you could want it.....damn fine album.

In another expanded edition, the follow up "Wilder" (1981) was also stretched out in 2000 with a bunch of bonus stuff. A much more experimental album than "Killaminjaro", Balfe's synth work steps more to the forefront, it's a very stripped down affair with some tracks featuring little/or no guitar work. Many hate it, I happen to enjoy its stark, dark, bleakness. "Passionate Friend" was the only single release, and remains the best known song today.

The band broke up during thier attempt at a third album, artistic differences seemingly the
problem.....they material was eventually scraped together and released as "Everybody Wants To Shag...The Teardrop Explodes"...the guitars have nearly disappeared by now,in favor of Cope's poppy ballads/strange lyrics and Balfe's synth-based dance music exercises. I do not care for this album, really, sounds like what it is" an aborted album on which no one was on the same page. An interesting artifact (couple decent tracks, such as "Serious Danger" and "Count To Ten and Run For Cover"), nothing much more than that really.

"Piano" was a singles/rarities/b-sides disc, which I think may or may not be rendered redundant by the three disc "Killaminjaro", I don't care enough to cross reference.....I just happen to have a copy of it laying here so why not......

Lots to explore and enjoy here......for dabblers, the three disc "Killaminjaro" may just do it, thier best work by far, and some fine BBC stuff.....but hell, there may be a hard-core fan of the band that's worked up over "Shag" or something.....let's see.....someone suggested that I need to turn the amps up to 11, that I've been mellowing it out a bit, so tomorrow something LOUD AND PROUD, not sure what yet but bring the earplugs for the kids!

KILLIMANJARO (2000 RE-ISSUE)-01 Ha Ha I'm Drowning/02 Sleeping Gas/03 Treason/04 Second Head/05 Poppies In the Field/06 Went Crazy/07 Brave Boys Keep Thier Promises/08 Bouncing Babies/09 Books/10 The Thief of Baghdad/11 When I Dream/12 Reward/13 Killimanjaro/14 Strange House in the Snow/15 use Me/16 Traison (C'est Juste Une Histoire)/17 Sleeping Gas (Live)

KILLIMANJARO (2010 RE-ISSUE, DISC 1)-01 Ha Ha I'm Drowning/02 Sleeping Gas/03 Treason/04 Second Head/05 Poppies/06 Went Crazy/07 Brave Boys Keep Thier Promises/08 Bouncing Babies/09 Books/10 Thief of Baghdad/11 When I Dream (Longer Version)

KILLIMANJARO (2010 RE-ISSUE, DISC 2, "BATES MOTEL")-01 Reward/02 Sleeping Gas (single Version)/03 Camera Camera (Goddamn Camera)/04 Kirby Workers Dream Fades/05 Bouncinf Babies (Single Version)/06 All I Am Is Loving You/07 Treason (Zoo Single version)/08 Read It In Books/09 Killimanjaro/10 Strange House In the Snow/11 Use Me/12 Traison (C'est Juste Une Histoire)/13 Sleeping Gas (Live Version)

KILLIMANJRO (2010 RE-ISSUE, DISC 3, BBC SESSIONS)-01 Brave Boys Keep Thier Promises
(Peel, 10/15/79)/02 Ha Ha I'm Drowning (Peel 10/15/79)/03 Went Crazy (Peel, 10/15/79)/04 Chance (Peel 10/15/79)/05 Thief of Baghdad  (Peel 4/24/80)/06 When I Dream (Peel 4/24/80)/07 Poppies In the Field (Peel 4/24/80)/08 REeward (Mike Read Session 10/27/80)/09 Suffocate (Mike Read Session 10/27/80/10 For Years (Mike Read Session 10/27/80/11 The Great Dominions (Mike Read Sessions 10/27/80

WILDER (2000 Re-ISSUE)-01 Bent Out of Shape/02 Colours Fly Away/03 Seven Views of Jerusalme/04 Pure Joy/05 Falling Down Around Me.06 The Culture Bunker/07 Passionate Friend/08 Tiny Children/09 Like Leila Lhaled Said/10...And the Fighting Takes Over/11 The Great Domions/12 Window Shopping For a New Crown of Thornes/13 East of the Equator/14 Rachael Built a Steamboat/15 You Disappear From View/16 Suffocate/17 Ouch Monkeys/18  Soft ENough For You/19 The In-Psychlopedia

EVERYODY WANTS TO SHAG THE TEARDROP EXPLODES-01 Ouch Monkeys/02 Serious Danger/03 Mentranil Vavin/04 Count to Ten and Run For Cover/05 In-Psycholpedia/06 Soft Enough For You/07 You Disappear From View/08 The Challenger/09 Not My Only Friend/10 Sex (Pussyface)/11 Terrorist/12 Strange House in the Snow

PIANO-01 Sleeping Gas/02 Camera Camera Goddamn Camera/03 Kirby Workers Dream Fades/04
Bouncing Babies/05 All I Am Is Loving You/06 Treason/07 Books/08 Take a Chance/09 When I Dream/10 Kwalo Klobinsky's Lullabye

Lemme know what ya think......gonna try to make the ear drums bleed tomorrow, we'll see!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Thanks For: THE GO GO'S

Since I am likely to be tied up most of the holiday tomorrow, let me give you my Thanksgiving post a
few hours early.......soooo, let's see, Thanksgiving reminds me of giving thanks for what I am grateful for, AND ALSO of eating, and these two factors, of course remind me of hot-ass women, so how about for this Thanksgiving Day.....some kick-ass GO GO'S!

Formed in 1978 in sunny California, the Go Go's were vocalist Belinda Carlisle, guitarist/vocalist Jane Wiedlin, bassist Kathy Valentine, keyboardis/guitarist Charlotte Caffey, and ace drummer-chick Gina Schock. They actually started out as an LA-hardcore-style punk band, but found thier niche for sure as they moved on to tough/hard girly-garage rock on the debut "Beauty and the Beat".......classic album of 1981, sounds every bit as good in 2014 as it did then, if not known, of course, for the fine singles "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat", (Joke ca 1981: "How do ya know the Go Go's are all virgins? 'Coz their LIPS ARE SEALED, ho ho"....guess maybe ya had to be there. Anyway the singles are great, but even better are "Lust to Love", the great "Skidmarks on My Heart", and the wonderful "This Town", once covered on a boot I have somewhere by the duet of Bif Naked and Korn (!), great song in any hands, "bet you'd live here if you could and be one of us...."

This was the only classic they had in them. The follow-up "Vacation" (1982) sold enough to go gold basically on the strength of "Beauty and the Beat".....the title track is a decent enough song, as are "Get Up and Go" and their cover of "Cool Jerk", but the rest is fairly disappointing.....there were rumors of infighting and drug use within the band, and by the time of thier third release, "Talk Show", this is a ship that had sailed. "Head Over Heels" being the singular highlight, the rest is strictly filler and the band dissolved....they have reformed in a couple of incarnations since (1990's I think), but you know I don't go much for that kinda stuff, if any of it is unearthed classics I missed em.

So, we do have another little gem here....When "Beauty and the Beat" was reissued in a remastered
edition in 2011, it included a bonus second disc containing a smoking set from Boston 1981.....they seriously had some live chops and I wish I could have seen them, all the greatest tracks are here, in particular a fantastic "Skidmarks on My Heart". I don't recall where I got this bonus disc, I assume from the Bay or something, I don't really see them around much anymore so do be sure and check it out
Got one more thing, just for fun...we have a fun punk-rocking "Our Lips Are Sealed: A Tribute to the Go Go's", I have mixed feelings about these things in general, but this one is fun, notably Dan Vapid and the Cheats "Lust to Love" and "Our Lips Are Sealed" by the Cobra Skulls......doesn't take things TOO seriously, at all, which is rule #1 of a tribute album.......

Everyone have a happy holiday, be thankful for what you have, enjoy family (they won't be there forever), just try to have a great day......I am personally so thankful that I was able to retire this year, SO MUCH happier now, and to spend more time with BigCarla66 and BigGrant97 (until he leaves us for college in a couple years.....chances are you will see some totally depressed posts THEN).
Love to all.....

BEAUTY AND THE BEAT-01 Our Lips are Sealed/02 How Much More/03 Tonite/04 Lust To Love/05 This Town/06 We Got the Beat/07 Fading Fast/08 Automatic/09 You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)/10 Skidmarks On My Heart/11 Can't Stop the World

VACATION-01 Vacation/02 He's So Strange/03 Girl of 100 Lists/04 We Don't Get Along/05 I Think it's Me/06 It's Everything But partytime/07 Get Up and Go/08 This Old Feeling/09 Cool jerk/10 The Way you Dance/11 Beatnik Beach/12 Worlds Away

TALK SHOW-01 Head Over Heels/02 Turn To You/03 You Thought/04 Beneath the Blue Sky/05
Forget That Day/06 I'm the Only One/07 Yes Or No/08 Capture the Light/09 I'm With You/10 Mercenary

LIVE BOSTON 8/21/81-01 Skidmarks On My Heart/02 How Much More/03 Tonite/04 Fading Fast/05 London Boys/06 Cool Jerk/07 This Town/08 Can't Stop the World/09 Automatic/10 Lust To Love/11 You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)/12 Our Lips Are Sealed/13 Let's Have a party/14 We Got the Beat/15 Surfin' & Spyin'/16 Walking In the Sand/17 Vacation/18 BONUS TRACK-Speeding (B Side)

OUR LIPS ARE SEALED-A TRIBUTE TO THE GO GO'S-01 THE SLOW DEATH-Head Over Heels/02 LIPSTICK HOMICIDE-How Much More/03 COBRA SKULLS-Our Lips Are Sealed/04 GATEWAY DISTRICT-Tonite/05 MASKED INTRUDER-We Got the Beat/06 DAN VAPID & THE CHEATS-Lust to Love/07 THE HOT TODDIES-Skidmarks on My Heart/08 GREAT APES-The Whole World Lost Its Head/09 STREET EATERS-Blades/10 ANN BERETTA-Unforgiven/11 THE SHELL CORPORATION-This Town/12 THE BLAST!-Vacation/13 THE MIGHTY FINE-We Don't Get Along/14 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-Can't Stop the World

Monday, November 24, 2014

Scratch Acid

Oh, hell yes, why not some Scratch Acid on a cold rainy November
night? Loud, noisy, and plenty obnoxious, as one would expect of any band fronted by David Yow, later of Jesus Lizard.
Formed in 1982 in Ausitn Texas (home of so many great and bizarre bands over the yearas), aside from Yow, they consisted of guitarist David Wm. Sims, guitarist Brett Bradford, and drummer Rey Washam.

In 1984 they released a self-titled EP, inculding the track "Lay Screaming" which according to Yow, was based upon the writings of Marquis de Sade, he's kind of known for saying shit like that, though, so who knows (I find it hard to believe Yow has read a whole lot of books, myself)....
Thier first album was 1986's "Just Keep Eating", this stuff predated Jesus Lizard and Big Black as well, with straight up crazed shit like "Big Bone Lick", "Holes", "Unlike a "Baptist".....not exactly an album to mellow out to with a couple of Ativans, if ya know what I mean....
Thier final stab was an EP entitled "Berserker" (1991), doubtful but it would be way cool if the song in the greatest movie of all time, "Clerks", copped it's title from here (if ya don't know what I'm talking about, go watch "Clerks", if you haven't seen it, hang your head......"My love for you is like a truck BERSERKER....Do you want to suck my cock BERSERKER!"

Kinda getting off topic here.....the cool thing is (I was unaware of this until recently) that both EP's and the album are packaged on one handy disc, entitled "The Greatest Gift",(also includes a previously non-releaseasd effort) incredibly convenient package of a lesser-known but fairly influential band. Thanks to Jeff for loaning me this one!

THE GREATEST GIFT-01 Cannibal/02 Greatest Gift/03 Monsters/04 Owner's Lament/05 She
Said/06 Mess/07 El Espectro/08 Lay Screaming/09 Crazy Dan/10 Eyeball/11 Big Bone Lick/12 Unlike a Baptist/13 Damned For All Time/14 Ain't That Love/15 Untitled/16 Holes/17 Albino Slug/18 Spit a Kiss/19 Amicus/20 Cheese Plug/21 Untitled/22 Mary had a Little Drug Problem/23 For Crying Out Loud/24 Moron's Moron/25 Skin Drips/26 This Is Bliss/27 Flying Houses/28 The Scale Song

Lemme know your thoughts on this the way Apantabapanta has checked back in and is beginning work on the latest of the great "Greek Punk" series, so I am no longer in need of a Greek translater! Thanks millions Apantabapanta!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nuggets of American College Rock 1987

A couple of weeks ago I posted a fairly popular set, "Left of the Dial", which I beleive was a 4 disc
set of 1980's college-type stuff, it was really popular, and for that I am glad, I was unsure where that would wind up, given my general distaste for a good portion of 1980's music (sometimes to hear me rant you'd think it was ALL bad, but far from it).

So, today, let's check out what would be a fine companion piece to "Left of the Dial", very little if any over lap with that set, here we have the LOADED "Nuggets of American College Rock 1987" far as I know, there are only three discs, it's all I have anyway (don't recall from where it came), if there are any other volumes, you Class of '87'ers, please let me know and we can fill in the gaps.....these tend to, in general, runa bit more esoteric than the slightly more mainstream stuff on "Left of the Dial", but both are good sets and go fine together, if you enjoyed the first one, I almost guarentee you'll like this one too.

Let's crack this open and see what we have here.....Disc 1 gives us 27 tracks, some from bands profiled here on this blog ("The Lung" from Dinosaur Junior who was profiled in the last couple weeks, Concrete Blonde was featured (albiet long ago) and turn up with the wonderful "True", also long ago was the profile of the Replaceaments, who give us "Never Mind"...Screaming Trees and the wonderful Big Black were also given the profile treatment here, good to hear from them again. We also get some Sonic Yout ("Catholic BLock"), Meat Puppets ("Confusion Fog"), Young Fresh Fellows, and The Connells, as well as many more.

Disc 2 features the great Yo La Tengo (I'll get that one done ONE of these days), REM ("Exhuming McCarthy"), the classic "Christianity Is Stupid" from Negativeland, tracks from Husker Du, Dream Sybdicarte, Butthole Surfers, and Live Skull.....a fine set, maybe a little bit better than the first disc, by a hair

The final disc gives us Bongwater's "Ride My See Saw", "Working For Somebody Else" by the db's, stuff from Dead Milkmen, Green On Red, The Smithereens, Half japanese, and the somewhat odd inclusion as  finale of Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper's "Elvis Is Everywhere" (found it overplayed and annoying way back THEN, but anyway......)

All in all a good set to set on the shelf right near "Left of the Dial", I really recommned it, I remember
when I posted "Children of Nuggets" long ago, one commentator referred to it as "eighties music for people who hate eighties music".......and I think that is an apt description here as well.......if any of these lesser known bands on here trip your trigger, let me know and I'll sees what I can do about profiling them on here.....till then here ya go:

NUGGETS OF AMERICAN COLLEGE ROCK 1978 DISC 1-01 GUADALCANAL DIARY-Litany (Life Gets On)/02 REDD KROSS-Play my Song/03 DUMPTRUCK-Carefree/04 SQUIRREL BAIT-Kid Dynamite/05 DINOSAUR JR-The Lung/06 SCREAMING TREES-Other Days and Different Planets/07 AMERICAB MUSIC CKUB-Outside This Bar/08 BIG BLACK-Bad Penny/09 THIN WHITE ROPE-Not Your Fault/10 BIG DIPPER-Faith Healer/YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS-When the Girls Get HEre/SONIC YOUTH-(I've Got a) Catholic Block/13 10,000 MANIACS-Like the Weather/14 THE CONNELLS-Scotty's Lament/15 SCRUFFY THE CAT-My baby She's Alright/16 THE REPLACEMENTS-Never Mind/17 BURNING SUN-Blood On the Saddle/18 THE LONG RYDERS-I Want You Bad/19 FIREHOSE-Honey Please/20 MEAT PUPPETS-Confusion Fog/21 CONCRETE BLONDE-True

NUGGETS OF AMERICAN COLLEGE ROCK 1987 DISC 2-01 GAME THEORY-Chardonnay/02 THE GREAT PLAINS-Letter to a Fanzine/03 SILOS-Tennessee Fire/04 THE REIVERS-A Test/05 REM-Exhuming McCarthy/06 FLYING COLOR-Dear Friend/07 YO LA TENGO-Lewis/08 NEGATIVELAND-Christianity Is Stupid/09 HUSKER DU-Charity, Chastity, Prudence, And Hope/11 THE REACTIONS-Don't Look back/12 LIVE SKULL-Alive Again/13 THE DREAM SYNDICATE-Let It Rain/14 BUTTHOLE SURFERS-Human Cannonball

THE LEAVING TRAINS (I Don't Know) What (I'm Doing Here)/03 DONNER PARTY-Treepig/05 GREEN ON RED-Clarkesville/06 DEAD MILKMAN-Big Time Operator/07 THE SMITHEREENS-Blood & Roses/08 BREAKING CIRCUS-Song od the South/09 THE DB'S-Working For Somebody Else/10 DAS DAMEN-Girl With the Hair/11 PIANOSAURUS-Ready To Rock/12 THE CATHEADS-Golden Gate Park/13 HALF JAPANESE-US Teens Are Spoiled Bums/14 BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC-Shiny Golden Snakes/15 MOJO NIXON & SKID ROPER-Elvis Is Everywhere

So let me know, I enjoy posting interesting comps from time to time, as well as trying to shove interesting, lesser known acts down your throat, and even big batches of stuff from the heavyweights (Yardbirds, Velevet Underground)........I still enjoy doing this blog and am alwayslooking for ways to improve it, so please let me know what it is YOU enjoy the most about it!

LATE EDIT: Something wrong with Discs 2 and 3, couple tracks missing from each.....I'm going to see if I can just find the missing numbers on Pirate Bay and will post when I come up with em, sorry, hectic weekend.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yardbirds Part 2

So yesterday a quick run through of most of the Yardbirds' "proper" issues, some of the greatest blues
-rock every recorded and among the most highly influential as I'll throw out at ya whatever else I have, certainly not going to be TOTALLY comprehensive as they have been repackaged over and over, but I do have some good
live stuff and lst's see what else......

I Think I'm going to lead it off with a good set utilizing the Clapton-led yardbirds, as theybacked Sonny Boy Williamson at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, 1963......years ahead of it's time, I think you will enjoy this one, there are some Yardbirds "moments" (without WIlliamson), and the others the show is pretty much stolen by Williamsaon. Fine recording, for esoteric tastes.
Next up we have the good "Yardbirds Live: Blueswailing 1964".....a smoking set, certainly, however the tape was discovered on recently (2003) and theories vary on the venue and exact date.....nonetheles, it is some good live Yardbirds, with good versions of "Too Much Moneky Buisness" and especially "The Sky Is Crying".

Next up, a simply wonderful set, the complete 1965 BBC you know these BBC sets are often treasure troves of fine performancesc, this one is no exception.....great takes on "Heart Full of Soul", Over Under Sideways Down", "For Your Love", "Train Kept a Rollin'" snippets of talks with Keith Relf....(if keeping track these are the Beck/page Yardbirds). This one I call essential.

I think you compilation fans might like to se this career compressed down to a single worthwhile disc, and "Psycho Blues 1963-66" fill the bill, most anythng you can hope for including my fave "Stroll On", which misses some of the compilations, and while there is some overlap, I think I will throw "The Compleat Collection" up there as well, so you can be very selective in your shopping. It combines the Sonny Boy stuff with some vintage early recordings.

The Yardbirds were tremendous......a fine influence on what we enjoy today. I think that the drummer still tours under the name, not a big fan of stuff like that, but I'm sure he has a mortgage to pay as well, and since I've never heard most (any?) of the post-Page stuff, Maybe it is brilliant? (not betting that way)......anyway let me know what you think about this Yardbirds post, and we'll see what we can come up for ya tomorrow.

1963-01 Bye Bye Bird/02 Mister Downchild/03 Twenty Three Hours Too Long/04 Out of the Water/05 Baby Don't Worry/06 Pontiac Blues/07 Take It Easy Baby (version 1)/08 I Don't Care No More/09 Do the Weston/10 The River Rhine/11 A Lost Care/12 Western Arizona/13 Take It Easy Baby (version 2)/14 Slow Walk/15 Highway 69

THE YARDBIRDS-LIVE-BLUSEWAILIN' 1964-01 Someone To Love/02 Too Much Monkey Buisness/03 I Got Love If You Want It/04 Smokestack Lightning/05 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl/06 She Is So Respectable/07 The Sky Is Crying

COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS 1965-01 I Ain't Got You/02 Keith Relf Talks/03 For Your Love/04 I'm Not Talkin'/05 I Wish You Would/06 Keith Relf Speaks (2)/07 Heart Full Of SOul/08 I Ain't Done Wrong/09 Too Much Monkey Buisness/10 Love Me Like I Love You/11 I'm a Man/12 Evil Hearted You/13 Interview about Stil I'm Sad Single/14 Still I'm Sad/15 Hang On Sloopy/16 Smokestack Lightning/17 The yardbirds Interview/18 Mister You're a Better Man Than I/19 The Train Kept-a Rollin'/20 Shapes Of THings/21 Dust My Broom/22 Baby Scratch My Back/23 Keith Relf Talks (3)/24 Over Under Sideways Down/25 The Sun Is Shining/26 Shapes Of THings II/27 Most Likely You Go Your Way and I Go Mine/28 Little Games/29 Drinking Muddy Water/30 Think About It/31 Jimmy Page Interview/32 Good Night Sweet Jospehine/33 My Baby

PSYCHO BLUES 1963-65-01 Honey In Your Hips/02 A Certain Girl/03 I Wish You Would (Long
Version)/04 Sweet Music/06 Slow Work/Highway 69/07 My Little Cabin/08 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl/09 I Ain't Got You/10 For Your Love/11 I'm Not Talking/12 I Ain't Done Wrong/13 My Girl Sloopy/14 Heart Full Of Soul/15 Evil Hearted You/16 Still I'm Sad/17 Shapes of THings/18 Mister You're a Better Man Than I/19 Train Kept a Rollin/20 I'm a Man/21 Paff...Boom/22 Here Tis/23 Jeffs Blues/24 Stroll On/25 Questa Volta

A COMPLEAT COLLECTION-01 Boom Boom/02 Honey In Your Hips/03 Who Do You Love/04 Let It Rock/05 Talkin Bout You/06 I Wish You Would/07 Smokestack Lightnin'/08 You Can't Judge a Book By Lookig at It's Cover/09 Take It Easy Baby/10 Bye Bye Bird/11 Mr Downchild/12 The River Rhine/13 22 Hours Too Long/14 A Lost Care/15 Pontiac BLues/16 Take It Easy Baby/17 Out on the Waterfront/18 I Don't Care No More/19 Western Arizona

AND STOP THE PRESSES, I just tripped over a wonderful vinyl rip of the original "Shapes of THings" LP. this sounds the way a vinyl rip SHOULD, and it is a fine album as well:

SHAPES OF THINGS-01 Shapes of Things/02 What Do You Want?/03 New York City BLues/04 Someone To Love/05 For R.S.G./06 You're a Better Man Than I/07 Someone to Love (Inst.)/08 I Ain't Got You/09 I Ain't Done Wrong........enjoy, I ALMOST forgot I had this gem!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Yardbirds Part 1

England's yardbirds left a remarkable wake of inventive and classic rock and blues in thier wake,
sometimes, due to personel shifts it is hard to sort the whole thing known is, of course, that at verious times they incorporated guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, and while the other bands of the era were influencing the future punk and psych sounds, the Yardbirds were busy shaping what blues/metal would sound like for the next forty years. This post will likely take 2-3 parts, insure yety, we are going to concentrate on the 1963-68 period, basically up until the end of the Page era. There have been many "yardbirds" bands since using various members who gained the rights to the name, but I'm not thinking that is exxactly what we are searching for here, especially in light of the fine material I DO have already.

Let us begin with an expanded version of 1964's "Five Live yardbirds", a fine album full of great rb/rock standards ("Smokestack Lightning", "I'm a Man"), made even better with the release of the bonus tracks released on this expanded edition....."Who DO You Love", "Let It Rock" and "Boom Boom" are all wonderful additions, a classic, essential, 5-star effort and 5-star period piece. The lineup at the time was guitarist Eric Clapton, vocalist Keith Relf, drumer Jim McCarthy, guitarist Chris Dreja, and bassist Paul Samwell-Smith.....this is where the modern hard rock/metal got it's absolute seedling of a beginning.

"For Your Love" appears here also in a glorious expanded version, the lineup basically the same except that Beck joins in on a few numbers, as well as a few other "guests" (Manfred Mann, Brian Auger).....another tremendous album, a highly influential album, and one that, like it's predecssor is improved GREATLY by thte addition of a generous share of bonus tracks. We get the magnificnet title singel, "I Ain't Got You", "I'm Not Talking", and more, as well as a ton of demos, highlighted by an amazing "sitar version" of one of my favorites "Heart Full Of Soul".....not to be missed, and the rest of the demos here are musts for fans as well!.

"Having a Rave-Up" is better still, Clapton, Beck, and Page all turn in work on this one (Page just on one track)....nonetheless, this one (also an expanded, bonus track stuffed issue), contains the amazing "Shapes of Things", the single version of "Heart Full Of Soul", "Mister You're a Better man than I", and saving the best for last, Page appears on the track "Stroll on", a not-so-subtle reworking of "Train Kept a Rollin'" (which also appears here), "Stroll On" is a monster, a true chink of heavy metal before the term ever came into vogue......3 for 3 on phenominal album releases!

By the time of the next issue (Commonly refered to as "Roger the Engineer") this was all about Beck,
pretty's also fine album, and also an expanded one.....Actually a couple versions of the great "Over Under Sideways Down", also a couple of the fine "Jeff's Boogie"......while maybe just a cut below the previous efforts as "influential" music", Beck really puts on a show and for fans of Jeff Beck's rater unique guitar stylings, this is for you (I mean, likely you already HAVE it, but you know......)....

By the time of 1967's "Little Games", Page had taken over from Beck, pretty much.....not going into (what I consider to be )the uninteresting personal reasons behind that stuff, just to say, "Little Games" is a fine one also, with many BBC recordings of high intensity and quality. Interesting is perhaps the first recorded attempt (i am just guessing) at what would become Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused" which closes the set.

I'm gonna stop this one for tonight with "Live yardbirds Featuring Jimmy Page" a scorcher if ever one existed.......looking at my stuff, I think this is gonna go three days, so if any of you have any rarities please send em this way to make this a SUPER yardbirds extravaganza......tomorrow we will get into a bit more of the obscure/live stuff, but for today? I just look at these albums and GOD they were great......If you're a kid and unfamiliar, NOW IS THE TIME to get down with the Yardbirds, they were no joke, in fact, they were one of the VERY best rock n roll bands of the 1960's, the fact that they preferred to crank out awesome blues/rock rather than have both eyes on maximum commerciality is a testmant to their greatness..

If you're already a big Yardbirds fan, likely you may alreaady have these sure.....but I bet ya in the next couple days I come up with some stuff you HAVEN't got! Wait and see!

FIVE LIVE YARDBIRDS (EXPANDED)-01 Too Much Monkey Buisness/02 Got Love If You Want It/03 Smokestack Lightning/04 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl/05 Respectable/06 Five Long Years/07 Pretty Girls/08 Louise/09 I'm a Man/10 Here Tis/11 You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at It's Cover/12 Let It Rock/13 I Wish You Would/14 Who Do You Love/15 Honey in Your Hips/16 A Certain Girl/17 Got To Hurry/18 Boom Boom/19 I Ain't Got You/20 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

FOR YOUR LOVE(Expanded)-o1 For Your Love/02 I'm Not Talking/03 Putty In Your hands/04 I Ain't Got You/05 Got To Hurry/06 I Ain't Done Wrong/07 I Wish You WOuld/08 A Certain Girl/09 Sweet Music (Stereo)/10 My Girl Sloopy/12 Baby What's Wrong (demo)/13 Boom Boom (demo)/14 Honey in Your Hips (demo)/15 Talkin Bout You (demo)/16 I Wish You WOuld (Demo/17 A Certain Girl (demo)18 Got To Hurry (take 4)/19 Sweet Music (take 4)/20 Heart Full of Soul (demo, sitar version)21 Steeled Blues/22 Paff Bumm (German Issue)/23 Questa Volta/24 Paff Bum (Italian Issue)

HAVING A RAVE UP (Expanded)-01 Mister You're a Better Man That I/02 Evil Hearted You/03 I'm a Man/04 Still I'm Sad/05 Heart Full of Soul/06 Train Kept-a Rollin'/07 Sokestack Lightning/08 Respectable/09 I'm a Man/10 Here Tis/11 Shapes of Things/12 New Your City Blues/13 Jeffs Blues (The Nazz Are Blue Demo)/14 Someone to Love (Lost Woman Demo Part 1)/15 Someone to Love (Lost Woman DEmo Part 2)/16 Like Jimmy Reed Again (demo)/17 Chris' Number (demo)/18 What Do You Want (Demo Take 4)/19 Here Tis (demo)/20 Here Tis/21
Stroll On

ROGER THE ENGINEER (Expanded)-01 Lost Woman/02 Over Under Sideways Down/03 The
Nazz Are Blue/04 I Can't make Your Way/Rack my Mind/06 Farewell/07 Hot House of Omagarashid/08 Jeff's Boogie/09 He's Always There/10 Turn Into Earth/11 What Do You Want/12 Ever Since the World Began/13 Lost Woman/14 Over Under Sideways Down/15 I Can't make Your Way/16 Farewell/17 Hot House of Omagarashid/18 Jeffs Boogie/19 He's Always There/20 Turn Into Earth/21 What Do You Want/22 Ever Since the World Began

LITTLE GAMES AND ADDITIONAL BBC RECORDINGS-01 Little Games/02 Smile On Me/03 White Summer/04 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor/05 Glimpses/06 Drinking Muddy Water/07 No Excess Baggage/08 Stealing Stealing/09 Only the Black Rose/10 Little Soldier Boy/11 Puzzles/12 I remember the Night/13 Ha Ha Said the Clown/14 Ten Little Indians/15 Goodnight Sweet Josephine/16 Think ABout it/17 Goodnight Sweet Jospehine/18 Most Likely You Go/19 Little Games/20 Drinking Muddy Water/21 Think About it/22 Goodnight Sweet Jospehine/23 My Baby/24 White Zummer/25 Dazed and Confused

LIVE FEATURING JIMMY PAGE-01 Train Kept-A Rollin'/02 Mister You're a Better Man than I/03 I'm Confused/04 My Baby/05 Over Under Sideways Down/06 Drinking Muddy Water/07 Shapes of THings/08 White Summer/09 I'm a Man

LOTS more great Yardbirds shit to come in the next day or two......hope these get ya started if you be a novice.....a great, great band, as you are about to find out.