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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Stoner Rock 'Round the Globe (Part1, maybe?)

As you can probably guess I have tons and tons of stoner comps on my shelves.....many from different corners of our planet. Thought I'd break out just four of them today, and see how you react, because if popular this could go into parts 2,3,4,5.... and LOTS more. Stoner rock for me does NOT work in compilation form as well as, say, punk, or power pop, personally I think because compilations of THOSE genres can simulate a "radio experience", and stoner rock is NOT radio music......

First stop Italy "Heavy Psych Italian Sounds"..... couple names with which you may be familiar: The Forty Moustachy, Gonzales, Alix, and of course Veracrash, and TONS more that at least I am unfamiliar with (other than this comp).....Underdogs weigh in witht he wonderfully titled "Fuck Cover Bands". This is a good set, the Italian stoner scene of course is not as well admired as say, the ones from Norway or Argentina or a few more, this is a recommended set.

Next up we have "Dutch Courage-The Dutch Soner Collection", a few GREATS of the genre appear here......the fantastic 7Zuma7, Gomer Pyle, Toner Low, the magnificent Abe Diddy and the not delay, this is one of the finer international stoner comps out there.

"Stoner Rock From Mexico" features only two names other wise familiar to me, El Diablo and Malingo, but don't despair, the Mexican stoner scene, heavily influenced by Argentinian greats Buffalo and Los Natas, is very, very good, and this is a fine album to listen to all the way through. Don't miss this one either.

Now, New Zealand has come through in the past with the great Datura and others....they do not appear here on "New Zealand Stonerfest 2009", in fact, there is NO ONE here with whom I shared prior familiarity, but like the other three, this is a good set, check it out and learn about some good bands you never heard of, like Left or Right and Stonehurst.

Please comment on these if you check them out.....I have comps from almost every country in the world, and most of them are at the very least enjoyable nonsense......personally I'd love to do a few more chapters of this, but don't wnat to if it isn't the kind of thing you guys want. Please let me know, because when I say I have a LOT of this stuff, I am not joking around.

Links maybe tonight, maybe in the morning, we shall see you all and thanks for all the recent comments and statements of enjoyment of the blog. Nothing makes me happier!

HEAVY PSYCH ITALIAN SOUNDS-01 VERACRASH-Beyond the Grave/02 BLACK RAINBOWS-Shaman Vision/03 IL TORQUEMADA-Infernalcoholic Man/04 OJM-Stoned Love/05 ALIX-I'll be Gone/06 MISS FRAULEIN-Gustavo/07 DOOMRAISER-Rotten River/08 MAYA MOUNTAINS-The Mudtrain/09 EL-THULE-Black Mamba/10 RE DINAMITE-Loves of Bacco/11 SMALL JACKETS-Leave Me Alone/12 LOSFUOCOS-Over the Top/13 GONZALES-Check Mate/14 UNDERDOGS-Fuck Cover Bands/15 THE FORTY MOUSTACHY-Dead Man in the Bathroom/16 ZIPPO-Kid In the Desesrt/17 MIDRYASI-Hissbilum/18 VORTICE CREMISI-Mother Nature/19 TSUNAMI-Cedo/20 FUCKVEGAS-Panario

STONER ROCK FROM MEXICO-01 STELLAR HIGH-Summer Rain/02 LE ORQUESTA DE ANIMALES-Back Seat Love/03 MALINGO-The Red Witch/04 THE SWEET LEAF-Rotten/05 EL DIABLO-Voodoo Child/Electric Sex Messiah/06 DRUGSTER MONSTER-Crystal Stories/07 OCCULTA-No Eres Mi Idolo/08 34-D-Nomas Pregunto/09 LOS FERNANDUCCIS-Take ME To Your Leader/10 STONEFRONT-Fastest Ride To Death/11 DESERT STONE-Marital Arts

DUTCH COURAGE-THE DUTCH STONER COLLECTION-01 ASTROSONIQ-Godly Pace/02 7ZUMA7-Blue TS/03 STONE OAK COSMONAUT-Reborn Again/04 GOMER PYLE-Bring on the Diesel/05 HOOGHWATER-Hard Rain Fell/06 TONER LOW-Devilbolts Designed To Assimilate/07 57 CHEVY-Sun Behind the Sun/08 COSMIC ANDROID-Valvestream/09 ABE DIDDY & THE KRAUTBOYS-Concrete Hell/10 STONERFRON NIJMEGEN-World Of Geeks/11 MONSTERSTONE-When Hell Freezes Over/12 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC-Walk on the Sun

NEW ZEALAND STONERFEST 2009-01 SECOND GEAR GRIND-Carpet of Smoke/02 LEFT OR RIGHT-Hitchy/03 THE HOUSE OF CAPRICORN-Awakening to Shining Light/04 SOULSELLER-ND/05 DYING OF THE LIGHT-Everyone You know Here is Dead/06 STONEHURST-Beating the Scale

As you might of ascertained by now, I love this music this "stoner rock".......I am 50 years old, and it's a "scene" (if you must) that I have been waiting for my whole life.....obviously the music I grew up on really WAS "stoner rock" (what else can we make of Captain Beyond, Atomic Rooster, Black Sabbath, and a zillion more), and while the punk and grunge scenes came out of nowhere to make me very happy, change my life, and revive my faith that someone else did indeed appreciate loud fast screamed rock n roll, it wasn't, really, until Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age etc, got this "movement" off the ground that I finally, in my advanced age, got a scene that as "for me".......and this was long, long after my dope smoking years. Maybe that's it, maybe it reminds me so much of those wonderful, pre-drug testing, much more carefree 1970's.......I don't know. I wax sentimental, but PLEASE tell me what you think of these comps, I have so many more that I'd love to share if these become popular!

Have a good Thursday evening, Browns vs Ravens, hmmmmmm, should be over like REALLY early, so maybe I'll pop something else up there tonight too. God bless and I love all who read and comment here. Really, thanks, I enjoy doing this and the comments and suggestions are wonderful. I never thought I'd do this for as long as I have, NEVER, but I really do enjoy it and I have so much more I want to share with you. Thanks for reading.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Mind Expanding Journey Through Danish Rock

Couldn't think of what to do today, always thought this was a pretty good comp, see what you think. I don't have any cover art for it, don't even know where I got it (Pirate Bay most likely), but this is a fine three disc set of some good psych, both well known (Burnin Red Ivanhoe, Savage Rose, Culpepper's Orchard), as well as some lesser known goodies from Stig Moller, The Stomps, No Name, and a whole bunch more. Not being familair with the language, as I've said before, is fun, if it rocks it rocks.....I may be doing a few non-English comps here for a while, maybe see if that keeps the heat off me. Hard to imagine Burnin Red Ivanhoe whining to mediafire, but you never know I guess. A good set, check it out. Since I need some artwork I guess I'll just put up pictures of some of the included bands, sice I cannot for the life of me find any cover art. Oh well.

By the way the damn VIkings won, utilizing the idiotic new overtime rules. But a win is a win, and I don't expect more tan three more of them or so, so at least I can relish this one Oho State looked like shit, and the local high school team (my sons best bud/my sort-of adopted second son plays for them) were nipped 46-0 Friday, so that is kind of how the football season is shaping up.

Well, i DID find some cover art

DISC 1-01 SKOUSEN & INGENMANN-Herfra Hvor Vi Star/02 SAVAGE ROSE-A Girl i Knew/03 YOUNG FLOWERS-Oppe I Traeet/04 ACHE-Shadow of a Gypsy/05 MIDNIGHT SUN-King of the Sun/06 STIG MOLLER-To Sjalele Een Tanke/07 GNAGS-Kloden Rokker/08 CULPEPPERS ORCHARD-Mountain Music/09 POVL DISSING & BEEFEATERS-Lod Mig Blve Noget/10 BLUE SUN-Katerdralen/11 RUDE MOR-Lille Johnny's Mund/12 BURNIN RED IVANHOE-Ivanhoe I Brnadbyerne/13 GASOLIN-Laphophore Williamsii/14 NO NAME-Fodeland Song/15 ALRUN ROD-Dutaler Og Sir/16 BEEFEATERS-Night Flight

DISC 2-01 SEBASTIAN-Nar Lyset Bryder Frem/02 PAN-Lady of the Sand/03 STEPPULVENE-Lykkens Pamfil/04 SAVAGE ROSE-Dear Little Mother/05 BENNY HOLST-Sang On Mervaerdi/06 MOIRANA-So my Daddy Says/07 SPILL EMAENENE-Vi Skal Dasae/08 MUSIK PATRULIJEN EEC Blues/09 SECRET OYSTER-Dampekspression/10 OLD MAN & THE SEA-Princess/11 CV JORENSON-Louis Bond/12 DAY OF PHOENIX-Cellophane No. 1/13 RODE MOR-Grillboven/14 HAIR-Supermouth/15 SIGJNERKOMPAGNET-Kan Ikke Slaos Ihejel

DISC 3-BURNIN RED IVANHOE-Showintroduction/02 SYLVESTERS JUKE BOX-Guess It Because/03 YOUNG FLOWERS-Like Birds/04 STEPPULVENE-Du Skal Ud Hvor Du Ikke Kan Bunde/05 SAVAGE ROSE-Hey Joe/06 STOMPS-My Parents/08 ALRUNE ROD-Nor Himlen Er Bla/09 PAN-Right Across My Bed/11 TP SMOKE-Smoke/12 HASSE & THE REEFERS-Hashhuden Glammer/13 BEEFEATERS-Big City/14 FUJARA-Impo Jensen/15 FEO-Bed teamor/16 BURNIN RED IVANHOE-Johnin the Woods/17 DR DOPO JAM-Cowboysangen/18 YOUNG FLOWERS-City of Friends/9 ALBUEN-Ry Esgades Blegade Dronning/20 CURLED EDGES-Goods/21 MAXWELLS-What Did She Say/22 CROWD-Junk/23 BEEFEATERS-LSD/24 CHILD OF INSTITUTION-Gasolin

Links will be up in the morning I would guess.....please leave a comment, let me know if you lik this kind of thing, I have comps from every corner of the planet, if you like.....just let me know.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ready for some Vikings football

Well, I have been a fan of the Minnesota Vikings since 1969, rarely missing a single game in that time span. It's that time again, the team is going to suck the big one almost without question, but, I will always enjoy watching the purple compete on the football field. (I am also an Ohio State Buckeyes fan, and thier season is practically relegated to that of a glorified exhibition season, so, hopefully, time goes quickly until my son's high school basketball starts) the way my beloved son is named Grant Alan after immortal Vikings coach Bud Grant, and Hall of Fame Vikings defensive tackle Alan Page. If you don't care, then you don't care. Proud Daddy here, always have been.

Okay, so some tunes....."Viking" related, I am just so clever. Couple metal albums from a UK band called Viking Skull, I know they kicked around for most of the 2000's, these are a couple of their latter-day albums, "Gloom Doom Heartache and Whiskey" (I suspect you get the idea from the title, if not, song titles like "Start a War" and "In Hell" should create an accurate picture. The other album we have from them is called "Heavy Metal Thunder", and on we go with the lovely song titles: "Beers, Drugs, and Bitches"....."Born in Hell"....."Rape Pillage And Burn" on guys!

At bit more enjoyable is the first album from Viking Invasion, witht he imaginative title "Volume 1".....pretty damn good guitar/blues rock, from Germany. Seems fairly little-known to me, I enjoy this album quite a bit, some damn good solid guitar rock allthe way through. Of all the albums I'm offering upon this theme, this one is easilly the best (IMO)

Wrapping this thing up we have three albums from black-metal band Viking Crown, it's so-so stuff but the titles are nothing short of hilarious.....just a tiny sample: "Birth of the Devil Fetus"....."Raped by an Angel" ...."Innoncence From Hell"....they ahve a bunch of songs about Satan ruling the earth, but that stuff kind of creeps me out, so I'll rfrain from discussing it, just read the song titles below.....

Honestly, this is NOT great muic, any of it. Fans of black/dark/death metal may enjoy, I'm putting them up in honor of my favorite NFL team, the Vikings......I'll think of something else over the weekend, no idea what, but let's hope for a Vikings win over Jacksonville, which may be thier best shot at winning one all season.

Skol Vikings, lets win the game, Skol Vikings, honor your name.......

VIKING SKULL-GLOOM DOOM HEARTACHE AND WHISKEY-01 Start a War/02 Doom Gloom Heartache and Whiskey/03 In Hell/04 Hair Of the Dog/05 Shot Down/06 Double or Quits/07 In For the Kill/08 19 Swords/09 Drink

VIKING SKULL-HEAVY METAL THUNDER-01 Beers, Drugs, and Bitches/02 Wizard's Sleeve/03 Frostbite/04 Rape Pillage and Burn/05 Crazy Trucker/06 Skull Heaven/07 Born In Hell/08 Crank the Volume/09 Red Hot Woman/10 Seedealer/11 Heavy Metal Thunder/12 Saddle Up/13 Double or Quite (demo)/14 Rock and Roll SUicide/15 Conquer the World/16 Baby Let Me Know/17 Skulls and Whiskey/18 Dirty Dirty Hole/19 Inject My Woman (With Love)/20 You Cna't Kill Rock N Roll

VIKING INVASION VOLUME 1-01 The Mirror/02 THe Love Song of Jaifred Prufrock/03 Blues Special/04 Listen to the Four Guitars on Your Corner/05 Shadow Boogie/06 Rolling Tones/07 Dark Lane Child/08 Moon of ALabama/09 Rhapsody of a Windy Night/10 Answer For My Life/11 Across the Street

VIKING CROWN-INNOCENCE FROM HELL-01 (Intro) Sons of Sadus/02 Innocence From Hell/03 The Burning Embers of Mockery/04 Birth of the Devil Fetus/05 The Red Flames of Sin/06 Overlords of Infinite Depression/07 The Long and Mighty Reign of Satan/08 Raped By an ANgel/09 The Seventh Storm of the Blood Demon/10 The Gathering/11 (outro) the BLood of Sadus

VIKING CROWN-UNORTHODOX STEPS OF RITUAL-01 Intro/02 Asmodeus Rising/03 Satan Ruler of Earth/04 Lust And Destruction/05 The Judas Goat/06 Unorthodox Steps of Ritual/07 Blaspheme/08 Invocation Toward the Conjuration of Black Souls

VIKING CROWN-BANISHED RYTHMIC HATE-01 Chirstianity Has No Chance/02 Possesed (From Within)/03 Banished Rythmic hate/04 Contemplating the Pitch Black/05 View of the Desolate Wasteland/06 Swallowed By Black mass/07 Accepting the Rise of Satanism/08 Unspoken Vows of Midnight Offereing/09 Draped In Treachery/10 The Woods Own Countless Voices/11 Poisoned By the BLood of Christ

VIKING CROWN-SOUTHERN ISOLATION (EP)-01 Blue Bird make You Shine/02 Come back and Let Me In/03 I Got Lost In Myself Again/04 Southern Man I Am/05 The Wall of You

Links in a little while.....these are NOT great albums, surewould like to hear comments on them though. Who's YOUR NFL team? Are they going to suck this year too?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Alright, This Time Just the Girls

A compilation set for a leisurely Labor Day for all of the working men and (especially) women of the world today (love those working women). This set had been fairly readilly available, not terribly hard to find, but the three discs are a really fine cross-section of female fronted garage/punk stuff, both fairly well known and unknown.

Volume 1 is  2 disc set.....stuff everyone knows like Hole ("Retard Girl" is a pre "Live Through THis Track"), Lunachicks, Holly Golightly, Detroit Cobras, and Red Aunts, as well as lesser knowns like the wonderfully named Banana Erectors, as well as Candypants, Supersnazz, Lo-Hi.....twenty four tracks in all, a fine piece of work.

The second disc of the same set contains 24 MORE tracks, I don't THINK anyone is repeated from disc 1, again, a mix of well-known ('s, Headcoatees, Free Kitten, and the pre-Donnas Electrocutes) as well as more obscure Pussy Crush, Satan's Cheerleaders, Fur, Shitbirds......wish I had pictures of all of them so we could have a babe-off, but too much work for a Labor Day.

Along came Volume 2, a single disc with 30 tracks AGAIN with incrdible variety....there are some repeat performers from volume 1, but how about Wanda Jackson?!....Tina & the Total Babes.....Real Minx......The Beards.....I could go on and on but see the track lists.

I love to hear chicks sing rock n roll. This is as good a compilation as I can find of the known and hte lesser known......Obviously I'm going to have to find some pictures of SOME of these ladies in order to fill up the blog page, I'm hoping the Banana Erectors don't disappoint!

Links up in a little while, as only three discs. Have a good remainder of your Labor Day weekend, I hope I have covered sufficiently versatile materal this weekend. If not, I'll be back maybe midweek with somethin else, see ya then and guys, treat those women in your life well.

VOLUME 1 DISC 1-01 THE MUFFS-I Don't Like You/02 BANANA ERECTORS-Fed Up With Highschool Days/03 THE GROWN UPS-Nick and Nick/04 DETROIT COBRAS-I'll Keep Holding On/05 CANDYPANTS-Dishy/06 THE FRIGGS-Shake/07 SUPERSNAZZ-Baby Love/08 THE CHUBBIES-When I Was Your Girlfriend/09 SACRED MIRACLE CAVE-The Ghost of Elizabeth Shaw/10 THE BARARELLAS-Happy Daze/11 LUNACHICKS-Shit Finger Dick/12 EYELINERS-Six Years/13 LO-HI-Put a Sock In It/14 HOLLY GOLIGHTLY-Anyway You Like It/15 APRIL MARCH-Cet Air-La/16 BUCK-My Fascination/17 HOLE-Retard Girl/18 THE BAGS-Survive/19 STARPOWER-I'm Sorry/20 THE REVILLOS-Your Baby's Gone/21 APRIL MARCH/MAKERS-Sad Little Bug/22 NEPTUNAS-Davy Jones Liquor Locker/23 RED AUNTS-Terri Man/24 CALAMITY JANE-My Spit

VOLUME 1 DISC2-01 THE SHITBIRDS-I Want You/02 THE'S-Bomb The Twist/03 TRINKET-Happy Right This Second/04 FUR-I'm Not Coming/05 THEE HEADCOATEES-Ca Plane Pour Moi/06 THE HAVES-Coal Black/07 THE TRIP-Help me/08 INGER LORRE/MOTEL SHOOTOUT-Burn/09 THE GERALDINE FIBBERS-Toybox/10 PHENOBARBIDOLS-Theresa/11 THIRD GRADE TEACHER-Fear of a Boy/12 FREE KITTEN-Oh Bondage Up Yours/13 THE STOOL PIGEONS-I'm Into Something Good/14 APRIL MARCH/LOS CINCOS-Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind/15 THE COUGARS-Brain Cactus/16 HONEYMOON KILLERS-Mad Woman Blues/17 ELECTROCUTES-Eggnog/18 DARK CARNIVAL-Heaven Can Wait/19 LITTLE PORKCHOP-Mean Mean Man/20 THE PEBBLES-Sitting By The Phone/21 EARL LEE GRACE-Together/22 PUSSY CRUSH-Burn Your World Down/23 CANDY 500-Keep It In the Whole/24 SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS-I've Got Levitation

VOLUME 2-01 DOWNBEAT 5-Radiates That Charm/02 THE STUCK UPS-Anywhere But Here/03 TINA & THE TOTAL BABES-Tongue Tied/04 A-LINES-Four/05 THE FONDAS-Yeah Baby/06 THE BEARDS-My Pillow/07 KIRBY GRIPS-Washing Machine/08 TUULI-Tough Guys/09 LISA MARR EXPERIMENT-Little Red Bird/10 DETROIT COBRAS-Bye Bye Baby/11 THE BRISTOLS-The Way I Feel About You/12 CANDY PANTS-Nerdy Pants/13 MR AIRPLANE MAN-Loneome Road/14 MATSON JONES-A Little Bit of Arson/15 THE EXCESSORIES-See Me In/16 THE CHUBBIES-didjahhavtasaythat?/17 MISS DARINGER-Corpus Christi/18 WANDA JACKSON-It Happens Every Time/19 CHRISTA DEERYNN-Sweet Lies/20 KO & THE KNOCKOUTS-Go-Getter/21 SCARLING-City Noise/22 THE BANANA ERECTORS-You Got That Uh Uh/23 THE's-It's Rainy/24 THE COME ONS-Dollar In My Pocket/25 HOLLY GOLIGHTLY-Won't Go Out/26 THE MUFFS-Everywhere I Go/27HELEN LOVE-Debbie Loves Joey/28 REAL MINX-Heather Hotwheelz/29 LUDELLA BLACK-I've Just Seen a Face/30 SUPERSNAZZ-Our Favorite Feeling