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Monday, September 18, 2017

Eighties Covers Redux!

I took my Eighties covers project from last year, expanded it, shuffled the order, and replaced some weak tracks. I think it's pretty killer. If you downloaded it last year, definitely replace the old version with this one.

I'd like to do a write up on all the songs, but since there's almost 150 of them, for reasons of space I won't. I'll let the tracklist speak for itself.
There's indie bands, folk versions, some country, blues, punk, straightahead pop, a cappela tracks... It's a smorgasbord. 

The sound quality is great throughout. Out of all the songs here, there's maybe 5 YouTube audio rips. I've also revamped the metal covers (Volume 7), and it's just awesome now! Dig in. (And the last song on volume 6 was a typo: it's a choral cover of Toto's "Africa)

Volume 1
1. Jon Bryant - So Emotional 
2. Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus
3. Mary Lou Lord - Jump
4. Flying Pickets - Take My Breath Away 
5. Juliana Hatfield - Every Breath You Take 
6. J.W. Jones 1 Cuts Like A Knife 
7. Sarah Lov - Hold Me Now 
8. Foo Fighters - Kids In America 
9. Endless Blue - What's Love Got To Do With It 
10. The Eyeliners - The Promise 
11. Nothing But Thieves - Holding Out For A Hero
12. Crash Parallel - In Your Eyes 
13. Straight No Chaser - Like A Prayer 
14. Gold finger - 99 Balloons 
15. Cassandra Wilson - Time After Time 
16. Sunshiners - Don't You Want Me Baby?
17. Right The Stars - Life In A Northern Town
18. Cobra Starship - The Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)
19. The Butchies - Your Love
20. KI Theory - Enjoy The Silence 

Volume 2 - 
1. Violent Femmes - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
2. Sleeping at Last - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
3. The Bird And The Bee - Maneater
4. Tori Amos - I Ran
5. The Postal Service - Against All Odds 
6. The Brand New Heavies - Sledgehammer 
7. The Cooltrane Quartet - Some Like It Hot
8. Signe Tollefsen - Dirty Diana
9. 2Cellos - Smooth Criminal
10. The Starting Line - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
11. Ukulele Clan Band - Money For Nothing
12. the boy least likely to - Faith
13. Lovage - Sex (I'm A)
14. Tamia - Careless Whisper 
15. Smoma - Hungry Like The Wolf 
16. The Watson Twins - Sweetest Taboo 
17. Celtas Cortos - Come On Eileen
18. Soho - Whisper To A Scream
19. William Shatner - She Blinded Me With Science

Volume 3 - 
1. The Ataris - The Boys Of Summer 
2. Patti Smith - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
3. Pomplamoose - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
4. The Choir - Higher Love 
5. Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom (Coming Home)
6. Chiccone Youth - Addicted To Love 
7. Lotte Kestner - Eyes Without A Face
8. Shinedown - In The Air Tonight
9. Yo La Tengo - Somebody's Baby
10. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Crazy For You
11. Powerman 5000 - Pop Muzik
12. A Loss For Words - I Just Called To Say I Love You
13. North - I Want To Know What Love Is
14. Lelia Broussard - Dancing In The Dark 
15. Derrival - Safety Dance
16. Luna - Sweet Child O Mine
17. Monique Kessous - Heaven Is a Place On Earth
18. Mr. Irish Bastard - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
19. Cary Brothers - Never Tear Us Apart
20. Fig Dish - Don't Come Around Here No More
21. Richard Cheese - Relax

Volume 4 -
1. The Wind + The Wave - Don't You (Forget About Me)
2. Amanda Lepore - I Know What Boys Like
3. The Hoosiers - We Didn't Start The Fire
4. Diana Krall - Don't Dream It's Over
5. The Hot Rats - West End Girls
6. Ben Folds - Video Killed The Radio Star
7. Jose Feliciano - El Tango de Roxanne
8. Julienne Taylor - If You Leave
9. Jimmy LaFave - Missing You 
10. Easy Star All-Stars - P.Y.T.
11. David Campbell - True
12. Weezer - You Might Think
13. Rowland S. Howard - White Wedding
14. Mumford and Sons - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
15. Good Riddance - I Melt With You 
16. Sapli - With or Without You
17. Deftones - Drive
18. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -What Have You Done For Me Lately?, Pt. 2 
19. Presuntos Implicados - Up Where We Belong 
20. Fork - Hello
21. Pussy Riot - Keep on Rockin In the Free World

Volume 5 -
1. Walk The Moon - Burning Down The House
2. The Del Rubio Triplets - Neutron Dance
3. Every Avenue - Take Me Home Tonight
4. The Battle of Land and Sea - Harden My Heart
5. Le Tigre - I'm So Excited
6. Senor Coconut and His Orchestra - Beat It (Merengue
7. Electric Six - Easy Lover
8. The Wind + The Wave - Edge Of Seventeen 
9. My Vitriol - Toy Soldiers 
10. The Baseballs - She's Got the Look
11. Beck's Record Club - Need You Tonight
12. Ghoti Hook - Walking On Sunshine
13. Noah Levi - The Way You Make Me Feel
14. Throw the Fight - I Just Died In Your Arms
15. Asleep At The Wheel - I Want A New Drug
16. Cigarettes After Sex - Keep On Loving You
17. Mehdi Bahmed - Straight Up 
18. Neverstore - Don't Stand So Close To Me
19. Vintage Cafe - Material Girl 
20. Natalia Oreiro - What A Feeling 
21. Los Rabanes - Electric Avenue 
22. Yellowcard - For the Longest Time

Volume 6
1. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Born In The USA 
2. Tina Turner - Legs
3. The Exies - Once In a Lifetime
4. Joss Stone & Rob Thomas - Stop Dragging My Heart Around
5. Sylvering - Talking in Your Sleep
6. Electric Six - Obsession
7. Cookie Pops - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
8. Vision - The Breakup Song
9. Aron Wright & Jill Andrews - We Built This City 
10. Petra Haden - Don't Stop Believin'
11. The March Divide - Manic Monday
12. No Not Never - Cold Hearted
13. Avail - Pink Houses
14. Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox - The Greatest Love of All
15. The Lost Fingers` - Summer Of '69
16. Daltons - Who Can It Be Now?
17. Jorn - Run To You
18. Jolan - Wishing Well
19. Girl Crisis - Tell It To My Heart
20. Me First and The Gimmie Gimmies - Uptown Girl
21. Lucyfire - Sharp Dressed Man
22. Angel City Chorale - Chorale

Metal Eighties Covers
1. Austrian Death Machine - T2 Theme
2. Disturbed - Shout
3. Linea 77 - Walk Like an Egyptian
4. Leo Moracchioli - Never Gonna Give You Up
5. Umbra et Imago - Rock Me Amadeus
6. Downplay - Cruel Summer
7. Children of Bodom - Jessie's Girl
8. Northern Kings - We Dont Need Another Hero
9. Warmen - Like a Virgin
10. Vision Divine - Take On Me
11. Tankard - Centerfold
12. Slaves on Dope - Working For The Weekend
13. Lich King - Hot For Teacher
14. Devilment - Beds Are Burning
15. Milking The Goatmachine - Beds Are Burning
16. Ten Masked Men - Live To Tell
17. In Flames - Land Of Confusion
18. Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
19. Awaken Demons - Invincible 
20. Dear Enemy - Voices Carry
21. Necrocomiccon - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
22. Arsis - Sunglasses At Night 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Few Words On Things

Ok, I think a little explaining is in order..

I'm not here to be the boss of anything. I'm not here to highjack Scott's blog. He trusts me with the Blogger pass, so that's good enough for me (and most of you). And also, I was mentioning Willard in passing, not comparing myself to him. And I DID used to have a blog of my own, before Google took it away from me.

I'm here to keep a friend's hobby afloat, not open myself up to abuse. So, as much as I've liked hearing some of your encouragement -Simonthecat, yours has always been appreciated - comments will be disabled on my posts for the foreseeable future. If you like something I've posted, "+1" it.

Got a good one coming. Should be up by morning. Anybody remember my Eighties covers project? I've expanded it and restructured it. Coming at you soon.

New Cover Project!

This is my first new cover project in a long time. This group has had several tribute albums dedicated to them, but for me they've always been kinda lopsided. Using them as a resource, as well as finding tracks from bands' albums and EPs, I think I put together a pretty kickass set.

I'm avoiding using the band name, but it should be obvious to you. There's punk bands in here, some metal acts, even some acoustic songs.


Link - HERE


1. Frank Turner - Nervous Breakdown
2. Give Up The Ghost - Depression
3. Famine Year - Wasted
4. Burned Up Bled - No More
5. Angry Aryans - White Minority 
6. Cavalera Conspiracy - Six Pack
7. To Be Human - Life Of Pain
8. Converge - Annihilate This Week 
9. Tom Araya - Revenge 
10. Discordance Axis - Gimme Gimme Gimme
11. The Blue Bloods - No Values
12. Most Precious Blood - Rise Above
13. American Heritage - Thirsty And Miserable 
14. Rise Against - Fix Me
15. Dillinger Escape Plan - Damaged Parts 1 & 2
16. Strife - Police Story
17. Loma Prieta - Spray Paint 
18. Tulips - Slip It In
19. Good Riddance - My War
20. 3D House Of Beef - Rat's Eyes
21. Kylesa - Black Coffee 
22. Corey Taylor - Room 13
23. Dirty Projectors - Room 13
24. Unearthly Trance - In My Head

Friday, September 15, 2017

Holy Shit! An update!

Hey, everybody. Brian here. Been awhile, huh?  Don't know how many remember me. I've been quiet blogging-wise the last 12 months or so. Just couldn't think up any interesting compilations, and frankly, given the pace of the posts here at GB, I didn't want cool links of mine just buried. 

Along those lines, contributors - if you're still around - thanks for everything, but we won't be taking any till Scott comes back. There were too many, in my opinion, and it just drowned this blog. [Enough stoner metal. Seriously] It's why I haven't checked back here in months, and when I did, I find Scott hasn't posted all summer. To my understanding, he's without a computer right now, so I'll steward things here for a little while.

A little over a year ago, I did some work cleaning up this blog, and I don't wanna see it die just yet. Also, different things have affected the blogosphere this year - wiping a lot of its users, and the retiring of Willard. I don't know how many of you frequented the Wormholes blog, but it really was the ultimate place to go to find stuff! I found a home in his Reader's Links for many months, and was happy with the exposure. There were some cool things I found only there, and I wanna showcase some of them here when I have time. But it'll never be on his scale.

You want content? You want cool stuff you can't find anywhere else? Then bear with us. We're gonna get something together....

Friday, July 7, 2017

Wrapping up Sons of Garage Fuzz, and a hiatus

Well, here's what's left of the Sons of Garage Fuzz torrent, x-y-z.......that will do it for BOTH fuzz torrents, thanks 100000000 x over to James for doing the work of creating them. Please share them and keep them alive for all times.

Now: This blog will go on hiatus for a while.....I'am relocating, have to get internet hooked up, working a lot of hours......I WILL be back, likely in 2-3 weeks, but maybe just on the weekends......pleasae watch for it, I'll miss doing it for a while, and that is why I WILL come back when I have the time.

Love ye one another

VOLUME 21-01 XL'S-Maryjane/02 YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN-To Be Or Not To Be/03 YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN-Tobacco Road/04 YOUNG AND WILD-For What I Am/05 YOUNG EXECUTIVES-Come On In Baby/06 YOUNG MONKEY MEN-I Believed You/07 ZAKARY THAKS-Face To Face/08 ZENDIX-Is There No Peace/09 ZERO END-Blow Your Mind

Be Well.

Electric Prunes

This is a 1967 mono rip from Fabio/Professor stoned of some cool 1967 Electric track list as I haven't opened this (flac) file yet, we'll all find out together.

Password : profstoned

Neil Young-Self Titled-Mono Rip

This also comes to us by way of Fabio, who seems to be utilizing the "Stoned Professor" som
e oaf his submissions of late.......LOVE vinyl rips (esp. mono) and I'll post damn near any of em......

FABIO: Guess who ripped this mono gem?
Yes , the legendary petrified prof.!
As always  overwhelming quality.
Password:  profstoned
I know... we have these albums carved in mind/brain/heart...
But it's  like a new experience with these needledrops...
Given the right amount of .. time, patience, decent listening.
I need thousand from the Stoned prof.!

1."The Emperor of Wyoming"2:14
2."The Loner"3:55
3."If I Could Have Her Tonight"2:15
4."I've Been Waiting for You"2:30
5."The Old Laughing Lady"5:58
Side two
6."String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill" (Jack Nitzsche)1:04
7."Here We Are in the Years"3:27
8."What Did You Do to My Life?"2:28
9."I've Loved Her So Long"2:40
10."The Last Trip to Tulsa"9:25

Agent Bla

From Fabio, he calls it "A good one....poppy but good"........carpet bomb test's a review:

Gothenburg’s Agent Blå call their jangly, moody music “death-pop,” but the drama they bring to their debut album Agent Blå feels more like life-or-death pop. The intensity of each song here reflects the band’s youth — the members of Agent Blå were barely in their twenties when they recorded the album — even though Emilie Alatalo has a depth beyond her years when she sings “so young, so naive” on the doomy album opener “Derogatory Embrace.” Along with plenty of drama, Agent Blåalso has a remarkable sense of balance; as the band mix shadowy post-punk with seemingly inborn Swedish pop skills, they bring purpose to their jangle and temper their angular guitars with swelling melodies. It’s a mix of fire and ice that they deliver in different but equally compelling…
84 MB  320 ** FLAC

…ways, from “Lucid”‘s juxtaposition of dark rock and sweet choruses to “Frustrerad”‘s yearning melody and violently passionate lyrics. Throughout Agent Blå, the band build on the potential of singles like “(Don’t) Talk to Strangers,” which distills the thrilling mood swings of first love, and the joyously swirling “Rote Learning.” “Red White Rose”‘s swooning mix of beauty and danger is another standout, evoking PJ Harvey at her most searing. While songs such as “21:38” are slightly more monochrome than the best moments here, Agent Blå is an impressive debut that’s raw and sophisticated at the same time.

The Ratboys

Reminds me somewhat of some of the early 90's alt-rock female bands......really quite good with clever lyrics and vocals. Thumbs Up!

GN-01 Molly/02 Elvis is in the Freezer/03 Westside/04 Control/05 Crying About the Planets/06 Dangerous Visions/07 Wandered/08 GM/09 The Record/10 Peter the Wild Boy

Male Gaze

Good hard edged rock n roll from Male is a good review if you want to read it......

On their third album in three years, Male Gaze returned to their original trio format and went back into the studio with Chris Woodhouse; the result is their best-sounding album of tough, murky, garagey punk yet. Miss Taken is very much of a piece with their first two records; not much has really changed. They stick to a stripped-down, fiery attack with thick and nasty guitars and Matt Jones' growling vocals high in the mix, while the bass and drums chase them down like a pack of hungry stray dogs. But some strangely subtle (for such an unsubtle-sounding band) improvements make this a better record. It feels like their confidence grows each time out, as the hooks get sharper, the guitars get more overpowering, and everything hits harder, like a hammer dropping from a great height. Tracks like "All Yours" and "African Ripoff" build a doomy, claustrophobic atmosphere, with the guitars forming what sounds like a wall of swarming bees. "Keep Yr Kools" and "If U Were My Girl" have a swaggering strut that's reminiscent of early Spoon, if they were darker and a bit more reductive. When Male Gaze lighten up here, it's the lightest they've ever been. The briskly jangling "Didn't" comes off like Ian Curtis' little brother fronting R.E.M. when they were still choked by kudzu, "Tell Me How It Is" could be a twin of one of the heartfelt ballads on Terry Malts' excellent Lost at the Party album, and the title track is immersed in tremolo and heartache, sort of like if Santo & Johnny Thunders were a thing. Nothing is too far from what they did before, and there are no really shocking departures anywhere. Instead, it's clear that Male Gaze have hit their stride on Miss Taken, and made the near-brilliant post-punk garage rock album their first two promised.

MISS TAKEN-01 Keep Your Kools/02 Wha Do Wha Do/03 All Yours/04 Didn't/05 Tell Me How It Is/06 Pale Gaze/07 If U were My Girl/08 African Ripoff/09 Pyramids/10 Miss Taken

New From Waxahatchee

I've featured this band many times on this site, just checked this new release......"Out in the Storm" is as good as their previous efforts, IMHO.......Katy Crutchfield is truly developing as an artist, check the single "Silver", really great.

OUT IN THE STORM-01 Never Been Wrong/02 8 Ball/03 Sliver/04 Recite Remorse/05 Sparks Fly/06 Brass Beam/07 Hear You/08 A Little More/09 No Question/10 Fade

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mega Sons of Garage Fuzz, Part 20

Next to last installment of this great torrent, letter "W" today.......again, this material is not duplicated on the
FIRST "Garage Fuzz" torrent/series.......once again, thanks to James for creating these fab torrents, please share them and keep them alive.

PART 20-01 WC FIELDS MEMORIAL ELECTRIC STRING BAND-Stepping Stone/02 WANDERERS-On the Road/03 WANTED-In the Midnight Hour/04 WANTED & CO.-Why/05 WARLOX-Learning to Live/06 WARNER BROTHERS-Dirty Ernie/07 WATERPROOF TINKERTOY-Satisfaction/08 WATERS-Day In and Out/09 WATERS-Mother Samuel (alt.)/10 WAVE-
RIDERS-Ain't it a Shame/11 WERPS-Love's a Fire/12 WEST COAST BRANCH-Spoonful/13 WET PAINT-Give You Everything I've Got/14 WHAT-All Along the Watchtower/15 WHIGS-Please Love Me/16 WHITE LIGHTNING-William/17 WILD CHERRIES-You Know What You Want/18 WILD ONES-I Want to be Friendly/19 WILLIAM PENN FYVE-Blow My Mind/20 WIND-Don't Take Your Love Away/21 WIZARDS-I Need Your Love/22 WORDS OF LUV-I'd Have To Be Out of My Mind/23 WYLD-Alley Oop/24 WYLD-Fly By Nighter/25 WYLD-Lost One

Friday, June 30, 2017

High Preist

Haven't heard this yet but all reviews point to a doom-ier Alice in Chains.......Fabio submits and also points to the AIC comparison. I'll be checking later.

Fall of an Empire

From South Carolina come Fall of an Empire with" Croweater2
The Last Wishes of Kings" you might guess, this has some heavy stoner overtones, and you'd be 1000% right. This is a good one, thanks to Fabio for this.!KEpQXZhS!tzbzHo4mHJwgfImTKaQtyA


A good straight up hard rocking album, "Ninja", from Pristine.......a brief review:
Starting in North Norwegian idyll Tromsö and ending up all over the world - This is how you could describe the development of PRISTINE in the last months. Once, the debut »Detoxing« and its precursor »No Regret«were only available in Norway. »Reboot«,PUBLISHED at the beginning of 2016, was then published internationally and received lots of positive critics. This release was responsible for a tour with BLUES PILLS, which included all areas from Göteburg until Lisbon, for several club and festival gigs as well as for another tour leg with THE BREW UK

Vocalist and band leader Heidi Solheim can be named as one of the “hardest-workingWOMEN” in rock business. At the end of 2016 she returned to her home village, sat down in front of the piano, took a deep breath and pushed the “reset” button in her head. Then she started to write songs for »Ninja«. The songs were recorded in only one day (again: 1!) in January. This seems to be a novelty, when having modern productionTECHNIC today and the LED ZEPPELIN debut being already half a century old. Three days of over dubs followed and the result is a record full of energy and passion. Heidi describes the album with words like “free” and “unfearful” and these attributes also well describe the performance of Heidi and her band. ‘The Rebel Song‘, ‘Sophia‘ and the title track are very heavy rock songs with a lot of drive, ‘Jekyll & Hyde‘ is an overlong psychedelic song. ‘The Perfect Crime‘ is based on blues and gospel. The rhythm section of the band is incredibly creative and tight and guitarist Espen Elverum Jakobsen is used to rock n roll roots since he was a child back then. The sound of the organist perfectly sums up the instrument section. Heidi Solheims voice dominates them and keeps all together. She’s the captain who writes all lyrics and songs and shares them with musicians who can implement them the best – at the studio as well as on tour. 

»Ninja« will mark a new chapter of PRISTINE, the fourth album will be kind of a new „debut“. Heidi will definitely keep her close affinity to nature, stamped from her home country. In a musical way, there’s no way back: The world is ready for PRISTINE

01. You Are the One
02. Sophia
03. The Perfect Crime
04. The Rebel Song
05. The Parade
06. Ghost Chase
07. Ninja
08. Jekyll & Hyde
09. Forget
10. Ocean
11. California (Live From Troms”)
12. No Regret (Live From Troms”)