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Thursday, August 6, 2015


I told you guys I will never let you down, and I WON'T.....I LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys, I have
just recently taken on a new line of employment, 10 hr-days, PLUS a 3 hour round trip drive.......had to do it though, it's all about the benjamins, right? BUT I will NEVER let this blog die, guest material has been essential, and as of right now, I have a fuckin THREE DAY WEEKEND at my disposal, so let us see if we can get both some guest material, as well as some of my OWN stuff up here......sorry if you've missed my posts, even sorrier if you think I've dropped off the scene, trusts me, I am in it for the duration........I'll get a winter layoff, and I will bombard you fuckers with for now, though, we will go with guest material and whatever original stuff I can squeeze in,,,,,,,got a few things for tonight, besides, what the fuck am I gonna do, watch the fucking Republican clown-show debate? Likely not........

First up, and this has been owed for a while is from my great friend Jonder, who has been supplying us with these WONDERFUL Duke Spirit material, this is part 3 of four of his treasure-trove, listened to some today, it is too great to describe.......PLEASE check this out, and Jonder, PLEASE Please please continue to contribute here......I'm trying to work it out so I can do some of the "leg work" while at work so hopefully, and SOON, we will be back on something of a "real schedule"......nonetheless, Jonder, I love your work, and hope you UNDERSTAND that I do, and will continue to be a valuable member of the contribution team even after you finish the fantastic Duke Spirit series (which, by the way, I LOVE)........with that, take it away Jonder, and tell us all about your latest Duke Spirit masterpiece..........

Collecting the records of a band with a lot of non-LP material can be a pleasure. In the case of the
Duke Spirit, we have an hour's worth of songs from singles, EP's, and elsewhere. Two of my most favorite Duke Spirit songs appeared only on EPs: "A Wild Hope" (from 2007's Ex Voto EP), and "Victory" (from the 2010 Kusama EP). "Echo Song" is a duet featuring Gerry Love from Teenage Fanclub. The last three tracks are at lower bitrates because they are web rips. If anyone reading this is in the UK and can share better quality digital copies, I would be very grateful, as these songs are not available through US digital retailers. There's also one b-side I don't have at all (Villain Laid Bare).

01 Red Weather/ 02 Drinking You In/ 03 Salt The Stings/ 04 Howling Self/ 05 Nine And Scramble/ 06 Souvenir/ 07 Dark Is Light Enough/ 08 A Wild Hope/ 09 Masca/ 10 Do What You Love/ 11 Echo Song/ 12 The Step and the Walk [Rich File Remix]/ 13 Victory/ 14 Northbound/ 15 A Wig on a Mind/ 16 Creature/ 17 Glorious

I mentioned in my first post that the Duke Spirit's original name was Solomon. One of their first demo tracks, "Glorious", was remade by the band a decade later as their last single. Solomon released one single in 2002 (Piano 1 b/w Being The Devil). The first five tracks shared below are ripped from video. You can clearly hear a Velvet Underground influence in Solomon's music, especially the guitar solos. The Duke Spirit demos and acoustic songs that follow are mostly from CD bonus tracks. The acoustic tunes are from radio sessions to promote the first two albums. Enjoy!

01 Piano 1/ 02 Being The Devil/ 03 Glorious/ 04
Troubleshooting/ 05 Straight 8/ 06 Scratching Around (demo)/ 07 So Good to Hear (demo)/ 08 Patients (demo) 09 Wooden Heart (demo)/ 10 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (demo)/ 11 Boot Hill (demo)/ 12 Lion Rip (acoustic)/ 13 Win Your Love (acoustic)/ 14 Lassoo (acoustic)/ 15 Dog Roses (acoustic)/ 16 Into the Fold (acoustic)

THAT's the stuff, Jonder, love it, love it love it, and hope to hear LOTS for from you......and I WILL get that WOXY performance to you soon, hopefully this weekend. Love ya like a brother!.

Now, here s someone we haven't heard from in sometime, all the way fromg Greece, it's the legendary Apantabapanta, one of my oldest and favorite contributors......for the past few months, he has been working on an exhaustive Encyclopedia of disbanded rock bands, he has a few more volumes here, which seem to finish up the letter "A" (!)........I love him, he's a grat contributor, and he tells me he'll be gone for a month or so, so we will see him in September with I guess, the start of "b" disbanded rock bands........and please if anyone wants to HELP HIM with this gargantuan project, please let me know and I will put you in touch with him, it's quite an undertaking and he, thus far, has done a super-human effort with what he has done..........
(Scott:)-hey there is some stuff here we've heard before but what is wrong with hearing Atomic Rooster or The Au Pairs again/ This guy has a vision in mind, and I for one appreciate his hard work!
A bunch of best of collections of mostly 70’s & some 60’s bands that have been disbanded, in alphabetical order.
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Asia Minor FRA
Atlanta Rhythm Section USA
Atlantis GER
Atoll FRA
Atomic Rooster UK
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A bunch of best of collections of mostly 70’s & some 60’s bands that have been disbanded, in alphabetical order.
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Au Pairs UK
Audience UK
Aunt Mary NOR
Australian Crawl AUS
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A bunch of best of collections of mostly 70’s & some 60’s bands that have been disbanded, in alphabetical order.
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Audience UK 192kbps Missing No 04-Elixir of Youth if someone has it please post.!hk5QwZoJ!t0afvh2KMs6e3LU92H2Fsc95qbFrlFtG-78A81NJrfE
This is the last post for “A” when i’m ready i’ll start posting again Thanks.


  1. Glad to see you back!
    Thank you very much, Jonder, for the Duke Spirit! It's nice to have all of those tracks bunched together all proper like. I do believe the only unique Duke Spirit I'm now missing is Honeysun (from the 'Love Is An Unfamiliar Name' 7").
    Thanks again, love it all!
    Jim, KY

  2. You are welcome, Jim. And welcome back, Scott!

  3. Scott, glad you're hanging in there! Always enjoy my stops at your site!