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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Darius and the Magnets

A quick swipe of the anti-punk, new-wave-psych "paisley underground" scene from the early 1980's, this is a pretty good, and almost totally forgotten album.......I do receommend giving it a shot. From 1982, Darius and the Magnets were singer/guitarist/sitarist/percussionist Darius Degher, bassist/vocalist/keyboardist Christopher Samu, and  Drummer Leland Waters......retro-1960's "trippy" sitar-driven psych, this is either enjoyable or humorous dependant upon your mood. "In the Valley of Dreams" (1982) is I think the only album the band put out under this name, I think there may have been an EP also, and Degher did some solo work as well as work with some other bands.......reminds me of maybe, Pearls Before Swine or someone like that (better than them actually), hypnotic hippie stuff, you'll love it or hate it

IN THE VALLEY OF DREAMS-01 Valley of Dreams/02 Unusual Girl/03 Stonesteps/04 Team Player (Can't Ya See)/05 Don't You Feel Like Me/06 Riders/07 Number Two

Just feeling in the mood to put up something else tonight, and sure as hell chose an oddball-eccentric choice. Please don't skip this one, lovers of psych, new wave, or hippie/nuggets type stuff. No question worth a listen!

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Magnapop were known, basically for two things..... number one, their phenomenal live shows (I
have never seen thm, so I take this at the word of others, and, number two, their fantastic album "Hot Boxing"...... they were a fine, 1990's alt band that sort of slipped through the cracks, from what I hear those live shows were amazing, and I KNOW "Hot Boxing" is a solid 4-star album.

Formed in Atlanta in the 90's, the two mainstays of the band were singer Linda Hopper and guitarist Ruthie Morris, with various rhythm sections..... they hit it big (so to speak) with a couple of GREAT singles, "Slowly Slowly" (from "Hot Boxing") and "Open the Door" (from "Magnapop")... these were both great singles, I hope we all remember them, but for ME personally, the album "Hot Boxing" is what we want to remember about them..... FANTASTIC album, perfect reflection of the hard rock/alternative/female vocalized greatness of the mid 90's, and this is TRULY one of the great unknown albums of that decade..... it's likely you have heard the great "Slowly Slowly", a tremendous single, but perhaps you have NOT heard "Lay It Down","Here It Comes", "Piece of Cake",  and the great "The Crush" ("sample lyric: "These are ideas, they are not lies, kick the dog and you will DIE"), personally I love this album, you GOTTA hear it if you haven't...

OK, to be honest, the rest of their stuff isn't THAT great, "Open the Door" is a decent single ("Everything Is good these, days, but all of my friends are dying...." ......however, they would never come NEAR "Hot Boxing" again in my estimation...."Mouthfeel" and "Rubbing Doesn't Help" have a moment or two, but they are mostly for fanatics......... HOWEVER, "Hot Boxing" is essential, and "Magnapop" is worth listeneing to for any lover of 2000's alt-rock.

I wish I'd have seen em live.......they had a rep as a band that could blow the roof off, I guess I will never know....... anyway, here is the works of a pretty much forgotten band, one which, for a short minute there were a REALLY good one.......

HOT BOXING-01 Slowly Slowly/02 Texas/03 lay It Down/04 here It Comes/05 Piece of Cake/06
Free Mud/07 Leo/08 The Crush/09 Ride/10 In the Way/11 Idiot Song/12 Get It Right/13 Emergency/14 Skinburns

MAGNAPOP-01 Garden/02 Guess/03 Ear/04 13/05 Spill It/06 Chemical/07 Favorite Writer/08 Complicated/09 Merry

MOUTHFEEL-01 We're Faded/02PDX/03 Pretend I'm There/04 Satellite/05 California/06 The In Between/07 Elliott/08 Smile 4U/09 Think For Yourself/ 10 Stick To Me/11 Pilgrims Prayer

RUBBING DOESNT HELP-01 This Family/02 I Don't Care/03 Open the Door/04 Hold You Down/05 Come on Inside/06 Down On  Me/07 An Apology/08 My Best Friend/09 Juicy Fruit/10 Firebrand/11 Snake/12 Dead Letter

Let Me Know What ya think Bout this pretty much forgotten band.....

More Nazi rock.......

Hey, I KNOW you guys don't like it, that means SHIT to me.......I DONT LIKE IT EITHER.......the point here is not to thrill you with some new sounds you have yet to hear, BUT to "shock" you with stuff you are "offended by" I have said 10000 times before, if you are offended by THIS stuff, WHY OH WHY are you not offended by stuff like Rage Against the Machine, Crass, NWA, Tom Robinson, and a dozen others, all of whom are just as "hateful" (although I know most of you wouldn't dream of admitting that).........DON'T CARE..........bycott my blog, if you want, I will sleep for THIS one, it's standard UK punk, with that good old hateful skinhead tone to it, most likely you hve NOT heard it before, and THAT is what the hell I am here for.........If you are "hollier than me", God bless ya, but I try to present the FREE SPEECH VIEWS OF EVERYONE.......if this is disagreeable to you, I really am sorry.........but MY point here is to present some music that many of yo have not heard before........THIS is what we're getting today!

CELTIC CONECTIONS (SPLIT CD)- BRITISH  STANDARD 01 Overrun/02 Violence Rape and Murder/03 Keep Britian White/04 Race and nation/05 Back From the Dead/CELTIC WARRIOR-06 Resisitance/07 Lost to the Storm/08 Look to the Future/09 Carry On/10 Proud Warrior

and ONCE AGAIN NO, Politically, I have NOTHING in common with these hosers.......but are you intelligent enough to realize that I am saying they have a right to thier opinions as well? I guess we will see........

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lounge Acts

Ok, I asked, you answered, and the "Lounge Acts" series from both WOXY and KEXP Will
continue,maybe once a week, maybe less, maybe more, refer to the earlier post which catalogues them ALL so if there is a special one you desire, please ask and we will get to it evenetually. OK, as Jonder started a lot of the furor over these posts, I am going to give it to him RIGHT HERE, the MANY sessions that he has requested........and in RETURN, he has promised to give us some cool albums from the Duke Spirit, sounds like a fair exchange to me........anyway, I am filling HIS request, if you guys go back to the WOXY/KEXP catalogue, I will fill your requests as well......I TRY, I swear to GOD I TRY, to keep this blog at least a LITTLE different from the other ones out there........really.........if there is ANYTHING you want, PLEASE let me know, my track record shows that I aim to please.........but for now, here are Jonder's requests, NO TRACK TITLES (unsplit tracks), but this is GREAT FUCKING SHIT, AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, is AVAILABLE NOWHERE ELSE (that I know of anyway)...........keep this blog alive, keep it unique, and PLEASE tell me what you want me to post.......GOOD chance I have it/or can get it.........and THIS is what we are all here for. Right?

We will begin with the WOXY sets, as requested by Jonder, and (forgive me) I couldn't find a couple of em, you oughta see the state of my CD room.......anyway, what I wanted to say about THIS set (Volume #39) is that Viva La Foxx is FUCKING GREAT......I have been looking for YEARS for their "official" release, I am not sure that it even exists, ,but please be alerted that this is a fine won't want to miss it, also apparing are Robb Dickinson and Oppenheimer.......lesser known, to be sure, but take it from yer uncle here, Viva La Foxx is one to be heard, and IF ONE OF YOU FUCKERS HAS BEEN HIDING THIER 'REAL" LP from me for all this time, well, Time to spread the word, right........?

The enxt set requested by Jonder was #43, which ibncludes Asobi Seksu, The Wrens, and Minus the
Bear........don't remember a lot about any of them, but OPEN YOUR FUCKING EARS........this is NOT the place for the greatest of REO Speedcookie or something like that........right?

Volume #46 comes up next in Jonder's "requested" list, and why not, since half the disc is taken up by Frank Black (Black Francis), indeed an incredible rare find........The Pernice Brothers fill out the disc.

Next set he requests (that I can find at this minute, at leaset) is #94, with Neko Case and The Greenhornes.....seemingly, I recall this as a good set, but I can't recall any highlights or anything.......remember, I am trying to get you guys OBSCURE and RARE music, NOT The Allman Brothers sing the classics...........all is ask is PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, give me a REMARK/REVIEW of this incredibly rare stuff that I AM giving you.....

Volume #113 by request gives us The Frontier Brothers, Pete & the Pirates, and Cut Off Your hands, not a single one of which I remember a thing about........but here they are , for YOU......see how I want this to WORK?

Volume #124 features the Duke Spirit, whom Jonder swears he will send us complete or semi-complete works from, sounds great, and the rest of the disc is fleshed out with Venice is Sinking and Thing One..........COME ON, wouldn't you RATHER hear this stuff than the stuff some other blogs put up? UNDERSTAND that this is an attempt at a different direction, and I have TONS more (see indexes), it is ALL FOR YOU!

So,let's shift to Jonder's KEXP requests (See? I go ALL OUT for anyone who requests something AND offers up something unique, like Jonder.........KEXP #30 leadsa off with Duke Spirit, whom, again, Jonder plans to send us a broader spectrum of.........we also get, on this disc, Dr. Dog and Blue Scholars.....KEXP (Volume 71) by Jonder's request gives us The jai-Alai Servant and The Cinematic Orchestra, neither of whic is ringing a bell to me right now.........but this is what I LIVE FOR........this stuff is rare if not NON-EXISTENT, Please, sample and comment....

VOLUME #58 splits the difference between Sparklehorse and The English Beat, whom, I'm sure you
all know, again, this is not something you will find every day of the week, and I don't wish to see 5 or 6 downloads for these, when I go through all this work. Please? I don't mean to be nasty, if you think is sucks, PLEASE tell me as much, but COME ON.......Lotta work here, PLEASE, just listen, and tell us what ya may think it sucks but you may make someones else's day..........right?

We are going to wrap up tonights ALL JONDER request series with KEXP Volume 100 featuring Dederhoof, Parts and Labor, and School of Seven Bells, none of which are blazing to mind either, but this is WHAT I AM HERE FOR........the obscure, the unknown, the rare, the music for those who DARE to think with both halves of the brain. Please, again, listen, and comment.

Remember ALL of these discs feature unsplit tracks, this no track titles.........most tracks are no moer than 25 minutes or so, you can figure out whether they are your thig or not.......if they ARE, SAY SOMETHING and we'll FIND some more material for you........again, I posted the entire catalogue of WOXY and KEXP that I have, if something there tickles your fancey, LET ME KNOW and I'll post it for you.........look what I did for Jonder here........(and he knows what I expect in return, Duke Spirit, to which I am seriously looking forward to.

ANYWAY, I hope this feature of the blog doesn't alienate many/any of you, I am trying to expand ALL of our horizons..........I TRY to be different, with the foreign language stuff, the Nazi stuff, just stuff that IS NOT EASILLY's only cause I love all of ya, right?

had to go take a pre-employment drug test today........sure do hope all is good, I've been a good boy but NOTHING has ever scared me as much as a drug test!

WOXY #39-01 Viva La Foxx/02 Robb Dickinson/03 Openheimer

WOXY #42-01 Asobi Seksu/02 The Wrens/03 Minus the Bear

WOXY #46-01 Frank Black/02 The Pernice Brothers

WOXY-#94 Neko Case/02 The Greenhornes

WOXY #113-01 The Frontier Brothers/02 Pete & the Pirates/03 Cut Off Your hands

WOXY#124-01 Thing One/02 Venice Is Sinking/03 Duke Spirit

KEXP# 30-01 The Duke Spirit/02 02 Dr. Dog/03 Blue Scholars

KEXP# 58-01 Sparklehorse/02 The English Beat

KEXP #71-01 The Jai Lai Servant/02 The Cinematic Orchestra

KEXP-#100-01 Deerhoof/02 Parts & Labor/03 School of Seven Bells

Monday, June 15, 2015


So, how about next for tonight we do some wonderful hard/heavy/loud/amazing psychedelic rock n
roll, from the San Francisco home of such things (1972)......this is a tremendous album, about 10 yearas ahead of it's time, this is HEAVY DUTY psychedelic rock, in the tradition of Blue no attention to ME, this is heavy, hard core acid metal blues as raw as it got for the era......this is/was a TREMENDOUS album, I still listen o it frequently today when ("in the right mood")........this is a head banger for sure, you guys KNOW I love that early 1970's hard/heavy psych shit, and this is one of the best.....try this out I AM RIGHT AS I ALWAYS AM!

SAN FRANCISCO'S SHIVER-01 Tough As Nails/02 Fixer/03 Bone Shaker/04 Interstellar Vision/05 Alpha Man/06 Rocky Road/07 Keep On Rocking/08 Up My Sleeve/09 Winter Time

Holly Beth Vincent

This one is a rarity among rarities, I've had it here for a long while and just never got around to posting it......TRUST ME, this is a hard one to find, and I am happy to share it with you, complete with BONUS tracks......

Here's the story.....Holly Beth Vincent and her band
Holly & the Italians, released a TREMENEDOUS, hard rocking Ramones-ish album in the early 80's, it was GREAT and I have posted it on here at least had KILLER tracks such as "I Wanna  Go Home", "Tell That Girl To Shut Up", and my ultra-fave "Rock Against Romance".........this was/is a fine/wonderful album, a pure period piece, and if enough of you care, I'll dig it out and post it once again.

Anyway, there was just that ONE album......after that she released perhaps the most confusingly titled album in history, "Holly and the Italians" by Jolly Beth Vincent.......get it? this is NOT a Holly & the Italians album.........see what I mean?.....In fact, she ditched the punk/power pop stuff of the previous album for ROCKABILLY, and it is, absolutley, without question, WONDERFUL........I searched high and low for this album for a LONG time, and finally one of my Ohio homies hooked me up......DO NOT MISS THIS....this is a FANTASTIC album, one that not only do you wish to HEAR, but if you skip over, you may literally never get a chance to hear again........PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, you want to enjoy this fantasitc album.

HOLLY & THE ITALIANS-01 Honalulu/02 For What It's Worth/03 Only Boy/04 Revenge/05 Samurai and Courtesan/06 Cool Love (Is Spreading Around)/07 Uptown/08 We Danced/09 Unoriginal Sin/10 Just Like Me/11 Dangerously/12 One More Dance/13 I Got You Babe/14 For What It's Worth (Extended Remix)/15 Chapel of Love/16 Tell That Girl to Shut Up (17" version)

This is a TRUE rarity, don't blame ME if you miss the boat on this one!

Apantabapanta's latest encyclopedia post

I'm not sure how he is trying to structure this, he sent me Posts 001-006, and I think I have already
posted 001-003......not problem though, we'll happilly post 004-006 as I'm sure that theset have some wonderful forgotten stuff on them as well......Apantanbapanta has been a LONG TIME great contributor, and is a fine archeologist of bands of the past.......check these out, there is some good stuff here, and ALWAYS remember, the MORE guest posts (Cliff, Brian, Apantanbapanta, Sean, Old School, as well as big-timers Nikki Corvette, Lennon Murphy, marytre, and Frightwig, then THE LESS I HAVE TO FUCKING DO........remember, I am attempting to start a new job in the next couple weeks, and ALL GUEST CONTRIBUTIONS are treated as MUCH more valuable than GOLD!

A bunch of best of collections of mostly 70’s & some 60’s bands that have been disbanded, in alphabetical order.
Post 004
Almondegas BR Gaudencio Sete Luas 1977 @128kbps
Alquin NET Wheelchair Groupie 2001 @320kbps!0tZF1BBL!TWfSPKcFFIJE9EP2L9biAH292A5iSTSroWBRWF8Oqrw
Alternative TV UK Alternative TV Collection 1978 @192kbps!k9RmQDIL!HPtQhPbzyrN8BrbFsLl7T2uaQ49f9hUHgeK7ho7EOxk
Amazing Blondel UK Englishe Musicke 1993 @192kbps!NxJ1RRQD!cLjjjJRfk6md2JHRSeYhLuqkMBPzk9tzDikmnIFzQp0
Ambrosia USA Anthology 1997 @192kbps!g5o0HbZB!3Al3rgZpyh29hPgbpJD-xop09uKaHEU1MP6cBURV-7Q
a) The idea is to know the music of the bands all around the world that their music style is close to – Pop / Rock-Folk / Rock-New / Wave-Punk / Rock-Hard / Rock-Prog / Rock
b) I’ll try to post 5 bands every week.
c) Some bands have been reformed.
d) If anyone like this idea and have something to post please do.
e) Volunteers needed for finding & posting bands starting from letter ‘’B’’.
Next Week Post 005
Amen Corner UK
Amon Duul & Amon Duul I GER / UK
Andromeda UK
Ange FR
Angel City (The Angels) AUS
A bunch of best of collections of mostly 70’s & some 60’s bands that have been disbanded, in alphabetical order.
Post 005
Amen Corner UK The Best Of Amen Corner 1999 192kbps!5kx3lADL!0pFalu-rkWySfGA14ZdCjS3nRZm1zjg0VrfojdIcAho
Amon Duul & Amon Duul I GER / UK The Best of Amon Duul 1986 256kbpsüül!l5Yw3B4D!E4vm3N-uS3KT6FcGB_z4CaoRYg0jRrtZG8fzWUhxUlw
Andromeda UK Anthology 1994 320kbps!F5ozRBqA!E4ya_0Xia6h2u7FTpAU4-BoDDUXu8bp3rtpkixeW54E
Ange FR Master Series Vol. 1 1998 VBR!x4YGCSQC!W1C_OpoQAtd5FizSCIbNIzkTAvDYuIp00ZJuU8qtu8c
The Angels AUS The Angels Greatest 1980 192kbps!AoI3mLRB!YjSiIqS5cdKzrIosgMUoxLcnmbZGxWoqxHhiQEKZ4Gk
a) The idea is to know the music of the bands all around the world that their music style is close to – Pop / Rock-Folk / Rock-New / Wave-Punk / Rock-Hard / Rock-Prog / Rock
b) I’ll try to post 5 bands every week.
c) Some bands have been reformed.
d) If anyone like this idea and have something to post please do.
e) Volunteers needed for finding & posting bands starting from letter ‘’B’’.
Next Week Post 006
Anacrusa ARG
Angel USA
Aphrodite’s Child GR
April Wine CAN
Aquelarre ARG

A bunch of best of collections of mostly 70’s & some 60’s bands that have been disbanded, in
alphabetical order.
Post 006
a) The idea is to know the music of the bands all around the world that their music style is
close to – Pop / Rock-Folk / Rock-New / Wave-Punk / Rock-Hard / Rock-Prog / Rock
b) I’ll try to post 5 bands every week.
c) Some bands have been reformed.
d) If anyone like this idea and have something to post please do.
e) Volunteers needed for finding & posting bands starting from letter ‘’B’’.
Next Week Post 007
Arco Iris ARG
Area ITA
Argent UK
Art Bears UK
Artful Dodger USA

A Little Bit 'o' CLIFF

I forget who, someone suggested I should rename this feature a "little bit O Cliff", or, fuck maybe it was something else, this is probably the only time I will opt to use it anyway, but, here's the bottom's CLIFF and his badass reggae submits, fresh off a retrun from his music festival, without further jibberjabbering, let's see what Cliff has for us this week......


Heart of a LionThis is a good reggae album, nothing special, pretty standard fare but worth a listen. Despite being backed by such wonderful musicians as Robbie Shakespeare, Augustus Pablio, Tommy Mc Cook and ‘Horesemouth’ Wallace the deejay seems content to go just coast through.
However the album is still entertaining and I Roy is in good voice but it just never really seems to get going and only on ‘Move Up Roots Man’ does he seem to notch it up a bit. He turned out better albums than this one and I’ll cover those sometime in the future but I already had this ready and couldn’t be arsed to change it.
Track List: 1. Heart of a Lion 2. Sister Nelly 3. Casmas Town 4. Tonight 5. Catty Rock 6. Jordon River 7. Fire Stick 8. Peace In The City 9. Tiddle Le Bop 10. Move Up Roots Man
GREGORY ISAACS – SOON FORWARD Isaacs had the sweetests soulful roots voice in reggae. For a few years in the late 1970’s there was no better singer in the reggae world. He wasn’t known as ‘The Cool Ruler’ for nothing.
This album has some real killer tracks played by some marvellous musicians and for me was his greatest piece of work. ‘Universal Tribulation’ is worth the price of the album alone but every track is worth lending an ear to. Isaacs’ vocal style was equally suited to offering songs of love and also those of the sufferah’s lot and this album contains equal measures of each. Even if you are not into reggae I implore you to give this a chance, you won’t be dissapointed.
Track List: 1.Universal Tribulation 2.Mr Brown 3.Down The Line 4.Lonely Girl 5.Bumping And Boring 6.My Relationship 7.Slave Market 8.Black Liberation Struggle 9.Jah Music 10.Soon Forward
Wa Do DemYou will either love or hate this album. You will have to listen to make your own minds up; but that is what you should do with all music. Eek-A-Mouse had a unique style of delivery; coming from the middle ground between singng and deejay style and offering scatting through tracks.
Eeek-A-Mouse’s delivery is backed by some wonderful deep bass that compliments his thought provoking lyrics. Eek-A-Mouse was an important figure in the history of dancehall music. He showed that words, flow, delivery and "style" are as important as, and sometimes more important than, what you have to say. Nevertheless, with Eek-A-Mouse, dancehall fans were offered both style and substance as his lyrics were both interesting and exciting.
Track List: 1, Wa-Do-Dem 2. Ganja Smuggling 3. Operations Eradication 4. Noah’s Ark 5. Long Time Ago 6. There’s A Girl In My Life 7. Georgie Porgie 8. Lonesome Journey 9. One Hot Summer 10. I Will Never Leave My Love 11. War Don’t Pay 12. Slowly But Surely 13. Too Young To Understand
THANKS Cliff, hope you continue to submit wonderful reggae stuff to us for as long as you desire.......ABSOLUTLEY fantastic stuff, in particular for a guy who's only "semi-reggae interested" like myself, this shit thrills me every time you send it........I have to look high and low for some rock I haven't heard, but reggae? There's a mountain of it out there that this guy ain't heard yet..........thanks again, and PLEASE conitnue to contribute your wonderous stuff!

More Stuff From Brazil compliments of Old School

Old School previously contributed several UTube links, today, he has offered up more UTube and some albums.......I will print his email in whole because there is quite a list of UTube/albums/links here:


Great Big Scottt! I know that a different language is a big issue,too bad because some of their lyrics are also amazing.But Brazil has a big musical diversity,from bossa nova to psychedelic rock and it's own local rythms and styles,you can find a very good stuff from 60's and 70's..
I'll post some links of full albuns

Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti - Fruto Proibido

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)

Os Mutantes - Jardim Eletrico - 1971

O Terço - Terço (1973)

Secos e Molhados - Secos e Molhados (1973)

Secos e Molhados - Secos e Molhados II (1974)

Vímana - On The Rocks = 1977

Novos Baianos-album 'Acabou Chorare'.
This album from 72 shows a mix of rock, bossa nova,samba,and brazilian popular music.Their guitarrist,Pepeu Gomes,was invited by Dave Mustaine to joy (join) Megadeth,but he refused the invitation..


And while at it, let me throw a few more of my Brazillian gems out for ya in case your interested......

From 1964, we have the album "Los Incredibles" from Os Megatons, quite a good pop-rock thing, check this one out for certain: 01 Voo Do Besourou/02 Infinito/03 Lawman/04 Aloha/05 Adios/06 Torture/07 Baledo de Homem Sem Rumo/08 Miserlou/09 A Lenda De Beijo/10 Gunslinger/11 Temptation/12 Xahrazad

This is a real favorite of mine, see if you don't agree......

From 1968 comes the self-titled, semipsych album from Os Canibais, which has some moments on it as well.......I always enjoy non-original language cover versions.......

01 O Prego (Love Me Kiss Me)/02 Felizes Juntinhos (Happy Together)/03 Lindo Sonho/04 Um
Milagre Aconteceu (Magic Potion)/05  Garota Teimosa (Time Wont Let Me)/06 Quasi Fico Nu (Everything You Do)/07 Ao Mue Amor/08 A Praca/09 Descubram Onde Meu Bem Esta (Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight)/10 Se Voce' Quer (See Me Back)/11 Nosso Romance

And, lets do up one more, from 1969, Avenco 5's "Somos Jovens"........great, spacey pop-psych, this is one you will want to hear if you've enjoyed the rest of the post.......give this one a couple of hard listens.
01 Stormy/02 Bobo Nao Soul/03 F....Comme Femme/04 Shut Up/05 First of May/06 My Little Lady/07 Nem Mesmo Voce/08 Nao Sou De Ferro/09 New Um Talvez/10 Precisco Esquecer Voce/11 Lost Friend/12 Good Bye

I've got a good bit more, but let's see if Old School has anything else to contribute........good stuff here, don't miss out due to the language thing!



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Most amazing guest post EVER!!!!!!!

I recieved an email Friday from the one and onl Nikki wouldn't believe how much
that means to me, for Nikki Corvette to even acknowledge that I am alive.......but anyway, it was a sweet email that I will share with you in a moment, and, after that, some FANTASTIC NEW TUNES that she is sharing with us as well......WOW! Od course I am happily married, if I were not, I'd be on me knees begging Nikki for that honor.........just kidding, but it is incredible that she is sending US new tracks to enjoy, I hope like hell that you appreciate them, they are great, and ya know WHY? They are Nikki Corvettes! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you Nikki and ANYTIME you wish to share anything on THIS blog, the door is open .....Love Ya Nikkii, always have, always will, and I am THRILLED that you decided to select US to share your new tracks with!

First her wonderful and beautiful email:

Nikki Corvette has left a new comment on your post "Nikki Corvette, anytime anyplace Baby":
Hi Scott, just ran across this and wanted to say wow, thanks for the wonderful words! I'd be happy to send you some current music. Just write me if you're interested
Cheers, Nikki Corvette
Well, OF COURSE, I am interested my love, and as the wonderful woman you are, you quickly ent me a goldmine of stuff........I will publish them ALL here,and I am sure the readers of this here blog will LOVE it all.......and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you wish to become a "regular contributor here" (I am sure you are much too busy, but if by some chance NOT, you would make me the happiest blogger on the other words, feel free to contribute ANYTHING, ANYTIME, and it will be met with the greatest of fanfare.......again, LOVE YOU NIKKI!

Well, first Ms Nikki sent me another email, a wonderful, sweet, and grateful screed as tohow she is happy that my readers enjoy my blog:


Hi Scott, thanks so much for the email and the lovely blog write-up, it's always nice
to know that you/your music has had an effect on someone. I will try to write more
but I tend to procrastinate so I thought I'd better just write you immediately or I might
keep putting it off until I forget to do it (slacker....). Anyway I've kept pretty busy since
I started to play again. I've had 3 bands, Nikki Corvette and The Stingrays also had a
Japan only release called 'Rebellious Love Emergency' (quite proud of this one) then
Gorvette with Amy Gore from The Gore Gore Girls, one release 'Gorvette' and finally
Nikki Corvette and The Romeos, an all Italian band with the bassist and drummer from
Miss Chain and The Broken Heels and the guitarist from The Peawees, one single
'He's Gone/Rockin' Romeos'. I might not have 'made it' but I have been touring the
world for the last 10 years and have a nice cult following. They love me in Japan and
I'm proud of what I've done. Here are a few songs for you, hope you enjoy! Cheers, nikki
P.S. It Don't Come Easy is wth Prima Donna and on a WFMU CD from a couple months ago.
I will send a few messages because I can only send a couple songs per. Also there is a
'Wild Record Party 2', not my fave...
OK, Nikki, I've neaver heard "Wild Record Party2
", I loved the FIrst one, but I will trust your judgement..........I just wanna make suer you know that I love EVERYTHING I have loved every NOTE I've everheard from you, and if you can EVER find time to send me ANYTHING (I'd be WAYYYYYYYYYY interested in the colaborations with the Gore Gore Girls whom I love Too), I am open to it.......I just thank you for acknowledging I am alive, and here are the tracks you sent for my readers to enjoy:
4 new and GREAT tracks from Mistress Nikkie:01 Just You And Me/02 Have Your Way With Me/03 He's Gone/04 Rockin Romeos

A guest submits MORE Yo La Tengo!

The whole Yo La Tengo thing went over pretty well, I hope that a lot of you got familiar with them if you previously were unaware, and I hope that if you WERE already a fan, you got some new stuff to enjoy.......

Long ago I had a great contributor named "sean"......don't know if this is the same "sean" or not, but, not matter, whichever "sean" this is provides us with a pair of links for some awesome You La Tengo rarities they are, RARE as can be and let's thank "Sean" (whichever one) for these unbelievable links!

First we have

and next up Sean gives us
Two issues that I was was unaaware of, the second being an show by the Condo Fucks, a garage-band latter-day alter-ego of the great Yo La Tengo........

If you enjoy these, plesae thank Sean (the "original" Sean or the "new" one, no idea), cause these are
some rare links... hope it's all great for you, the  Yo La Tengo thing has been great for ME.... I guess we are about done with it, BUT, if ANY OF YOU minions have any more Yo La Tengo rarities/unknowns, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share them with us, it WILL be seriously appreciated!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Super Mega Yo La tengo Part 6 and OUT!

Told you this one was gonna big a mammoth, is there any stuff out there that I couldn't get my hand
on, now would be the time.......I have tonight three albums, I think, in which they work in collaboration with others.

By the way, thanks for the responses to the WOXY/KEXP inquiry.....I WILL continue the series on a semi-regular basis, the whole thing is catalogued on the site now, so maybe I'll do five discs a week or something, and if you request one, there's a good chance it'll be one of them. I just think it's a unique feature that might take a while to heat up, as did Greek Punk and some others.......

OK, first up is "Strange But True With Jad Fair".......Jad Fair being a member of Half Japanese, Yo La Tengo is basically relegated to back-up band as Fair contributes his nasaly, semi-spoken vocals......take it or leave it, it's interesting I guess, not one for heavy rotation and I am SURE hoping I can find somewhere to copy/paste those song titles from rather than have to type them out (you'll see why")

Better, I think is a live 2001 set with Jon Spencer, a good, bluesy romp through the "usual" Yo La Tengo stew of oddball covers, this time featuring the work of Dylan, X, Pussy Galore, and Sham 69, amongst others....recommended.

And finally, also from the stage, is a 2001 set with the great Ronnie Spector and David Grubbs......this one splits the difference, plenty of covers but also lots of original Yo La Tengo material, give this one a solid shot as well.

Well, the 1990's were a great decade for music, really, but could Yo La Tengo, who outlived that decade by a LONG margin, have been one of the more underrated acts of that era.......i think so, always entertaining, always taking a chance, and always sounding to hear reactions on this whole series, as well as any stuff I don't have that you might like to sahre to round out the set.

Till next time, be good to yourselves and your families.

1. Helpful Monkey Wallpapers Entire Home
2. Texas Man Abducted By Aliens For Outer Space Joy Ride
3. National Sports Association Hires Retired English Professor To Name New Wrestling Holds
4. Dedicated Thespian Has Teeth Pulled To Play Newborn Baby In High School Play
5. Three-Year-Old Genius Graduates High School At Top Of Her Class
6. Embarassed Teen Accidentally Uses Valuable Rare Postage Stamp
7. Principal Punishes Students With Bad Impressions And Tired Jokes
8. Retired Grocer Constructs Tiny Mount Rushmore Entirely Of Cheese
9. X-Ray Reveals Doctor Left Wristwatch Inside Patient
10. Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Dessert By Mistake #2
11. Retired Woman Starts New Career In Monkey Fashions
12. Circus Strongman Runs For PTA President
13. High School Shop Class Constructs Bicycle Built For 26
14. Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Dessert By Mistake #1
15. Ohio Town Saved From Killer Bees By Hungry Vampire Bats
16. Nevada Man Invents Piano With 21 Extra Keys
17. Clever Chemist Makes Chewing Gum From Soap
18. Minnesota Man Claims Monkey Bowled Perfect Game
19. Ingenius Scientist Invents Car Of The Future
20. Car Gears Stick In Reverse, Daring Driver Crosses Town Backwards
21. Shocking Fashion Statement Terrorizes Town
22. Feisty Millionaire Fills Potholes With Hundred-Dollar Bills

(See why I wanted to copy/paste?)

WITH JON SPENCER-(note: About half of this is missing, I was going to skip it, but there are some great covers here that should be heard.....anyone have the (several) missing tracks...01 Artificial Heart/02 Borstal Breakout/03 Can't Seem To Make You Mine/04 Emulsified/05 Guess I'm Falling In Love/06 Like a Rolling Stone/07 Love Power/08 Mighty Idy/09 Rip This Joint/10 The last Time/11 The Once Over Twice/12 The Story of Jazz/13 You Look Like a Jew

WITH RONNIE SPECTOR AND DAVID GRUBBS-01 Do It Again/02 Big Day Coming./03 Let's Save Tony Orlando's House/04 Tiny Birds/05 Sugarcube/06 A Little Bit of Rain/07 I'm Going In a Field/08 Chords of Fame/09 Dink's Song/10 Barnaby Hardly Working/11 Today Is the Day/12 Tom Courtenay/13 I Hear You Looking/14 Tears Are In Your Eyes/15 Encore Intro/16 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker/17 Baby I Love You/18 Here Today Gone Tomorrrow

Thursday, June 11, 2015

growing bored for a living super mega yo la tengo part 5

Well, here we have a variety of live material from our heroes, I have never caught them live, but obviously (like the Dickies and Husker Du) in concert they pile on the cover material..... it can be most amusing, on record, but I will say this: There is SO MUCH of it here that you may or may not wish to delve into large doses of it..... I'll give you a few sample titles on each of the cover sets so you can see the outrageous diversity, it'll work for you, most likely, unless you OD on it. At the end of all these I have a super-ultra rare available nowhere else set from my WOXY Lounge Acts collection (more on that series later, I am disappointed in the numbers, but we'll talk) here is Yo La Tengo Live, in all thier glory, hope you've been enjoying THIS series, it's been a good bit of work but they really are badass!

First up we have "Live at Bell House" from 2011... NOT all covers (though thye are there), this includes versions of classics like "Autumn Sweater" and "86 Second Blowout"......if you want a straight-up live representation of one of thier shows, I'm guessing this to be it.

Now, WFMU Hoboken 3/5/10 is LOADED with covers, best, as I said, perhaps taken in small doses....just as a sampling: "Smokin In the Boys Room", "To Sir With Love", "Marquee Moon"... ANYTHING goes as cover material with these guys, you'll get the idea soon.

Next, we have the aptly titled "Live Covers", which includes NO (I don't think) overlap with the previous about, for example, "Mr Soul", "Werewolves of London",  "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", "Tangled Up In Blue".......and TONS more, go at your own pace, while humorous, still overwhelming.

We have another WFMU set, this one from 2001, heavy on the covers as well, here's a few h'ors
d'ouvres for this one..... "Billy Don't Be a Hero", "Jet", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Draggin the Line"...... they aren't shy about what they take on, no question.

Believe it or not, we have our THIRD WFMU set, as well as our FOURTH mostly covers set, this one titled "WFMU Covers Set"....... samples? "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Meet the Mets Jingle", "Jailbreak", "Dancing Barefoot"....... gotta say, if you listen to all of these, I can't imagine you lacking in a Yo La Tengo cover version of ANYTHING...... all good fun, just take your time uncovering these.

My final offering is the WOXY Lounge Acts session, a single, 20-minute unsplit track, with lovely versions of "The Weakest Part", "Big Day Coming", "I Should Have Known Better", and some promo/interview stuff, really good music but better for the rarity factor as I know noone else who would possibly have a copy, spread it at will, make sure any fans of the band hear it.

LIVE AT BELL HOUSE-01 Game Show Intro/02 Artificial Heartbreak/03 Autumn Sweater/04 If It's True/05 I'm On My Way/06 (banter)/07 Alyda/08 86 Second Blowout/09 Outsmartener/10 I Heard You Looking/11 It's Alright (The Way That You Live)/12 Walking Away/13 More Stars Than There Are In Heaven/14 False Alarm/15 (banter)/16 The Weakest Part/17 (banter)/18 Mr. Tough/19 Big Day Coming/20 Tom Courtenay/21 Little Honda/22 (encore break)/23 Whatcha Gonna Do/24 Come On Baby/25 Dog Meat/26 Detouring America With Horns

WFMU 3/5/10-01 Old Time Rock N Roll/02 Rain/03 For Shame of Doing Wrong (I Wish I Was a Fool For You)/04 Secret Blood/05 Ripple/06 Neanderthal Man/07 Second hand News/Indian Giver/08 Drug Test/09 Smokin In the Boys Room/10 TV Eye/11 Add It Up/12 To Sir With Love/13 When My baby's Beside Me/14 Sex Drive/15 Can't Forget/16 Be My Baby/17 Caravan/18 Not Fade Away/19 Marquee Moon/20 Roadrunner/21 Midnight Confessions/22 96 Tears/23 Love is the Drug/24 Wooly Bully/25 A Man's Coconut/26 Blue Line Swinger/27 Moulty/28 Cinnamon Girl/29 Le Freak/30 I Think We're Alone Now/31 Summer Breeze/32 White Light White Heat/33 Ring Of Fire/34 That's When I Reach For My Revolver/35 Sex Bomb (medley)

LIVE COVERS-01 Favorite Thing/02 All Tomorrow's Parties/03 Scissors/04 Happiness Is A Warm
Gun/05 Werewolves of London/06 Across the Universe/07 Moving In Your Sleep/08 Can't Get Enough Of Your Love/09 Sympathy For the Devil/10 Baby's On Fire/11 Mr Soul/12 Hold Your Head Up/13 Hey War Pig/14 Charmed Life/15 Little Willy/16 Count Me In/17 Truckin'/18 Don't Worry Kyoko/19 Uncontrollaable Urge/20 What's So Funny Bout/21 Sea of Love/22 Suffragette City/23 I've Got Levitation/24 No Sleep Til Brooklyn/25 Ice Cream Man/26 I Want To Be With You/27 Tangled Up In Blue/28 Nuclear War Medley

LIVE ON WFMU 2001-01 DJ1/02 Agitated/03 Time Fades Away/04 Outsmartener/05 Jet/06 DJ2/07 Cherry Chapstick/08 Transfussion/09 No Matter What/10 Route 66/11 DJ3/12 Red Rubber Ball/13 Red Rubber Ball/14 bang A Gong/15 The Door Into Summer/16 Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head/17 DJ4/18 Solitary Man/19 The Edge of Reality/20 Mary Ann With the Shaky Hands/21 Gods Children/22 I Wanna Destroy You/23 DJ5/24 Billy Don't Be a Hero/25 Hot Skillet Mama/26 Getting Older/27 Dj6/28 Superman/29 Me and Julio Down By the School Yard/30 Here Comes My Baby/31 Draggin the Line/32 DJ7/33 See No Evil/34 Medley/35 Do Ya/36 DJ8

WFMU COVERS SET-01 Johnny Thunders/02 You're No Good/03 Dancing Barefoot/04 Raised Eyebrows/05 Know It's Alright/06 Rockaway Beach/07 Twentieth Century Boy/08 Pleasant Valley Sunday/09 Do Ya Think Im Sexy/10 Mama Told Me Not To Come/11 Search and Destroy/12 Meet the Mets Jingle/13 Cheese and Onions/14 Starry Eyes/15 Thing With a Hook/16 I Think We're Alone Now/17 I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You/18 jailbreak/19 September Gurls/20 When Doves Cry/21 Build Me Up Buttercup/22 You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet/23 I Want You To Want Me/24 Medley/25 Sudden Organ

WOXY LOUNG SESSION-01 (unsplit track)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Super Mega Yo La Tengo Part 4

Well, I guess we will allow this section to concentrate on the many EP's that YLT has released over the years.....never realized there were so many until, well, now.......gonna be a lot of overlap, feel free to reprogram if it suits ya! (No particular order)

DANELECTRO (2000)- Take three quirky Yo La Tengo instrumentals, all with interwining themes, and then have them remixed by Q-Unique, Kit Clayton, and Nobukazu Takemura....and the result is a totally original effort, what more can we expect from Yo La Tengo.......for fans of the band, but, by now, shouldn't we all be?  01 Danelectro 3/02 Danelectro 2/03 Danelectro 1 (Q-Unique Remix)/04 Danelectro 3 (Kit Clayton Remix)/05 Danelectro 1/06 Danelectro 2 Nobukaza (Takemura Remix)

CAMP YO LA TENGO (!995)-01 (Thin) Blue Line Swinger/02 Can't Seem To Make You Mine/03
Mr Ameche Plays the Stranger/04 Tom Courtenay (Acoustic)

TODAY IS THE DAY (2003)-01 Today Is the Day/02 Styles of the Times/03 Outsmartener/04 Needle of Death.05 Dr Crash/06 Cherry Chapstick

FROM A MOTEL 6 EP-01 Ashes on the Ground/02 From a Motel 6/03 Shaker/04 For Shame of Doing Wrong (Slide Version)/05 Nutrica/06 What She Wants

HERE COMES MY BABY EP-01 Here Comes My Baby/02 The Story of Jazz/03 Barstool Blues/04 Compromise/05 At the River's Edge/06 Ecstacy Blues/07 Speeding Motorcycle

LITTLE HONDA EP-01 Little Honda/02 Be Thankful For What You Got/03 No Return /04 Black
Hole/05 How Much I've Lied/06 By the Time it Gets Dark/07 Little Honda (Live)/08 We're the Champions (Live)

MERRY CHRISTMAS-01 Rock N Roll Santa/02 It's Christmas Time/03 Santa Claus Goes Modern

NUCLEAR WAR EP-01 Nuclear War, Version 1/02
Nuclear War, Version 2/03 Nuclear War, Version 3/04 Nuclear War Version 4

UPSIDE DOWN EP-01 Upside Down /02 (the) Farmers Daughter/03 Out of Control/04 Upside Down (One More Time)/05 Sunsquashed

Some fantastic stuff on these EP's don't neglect
them........ya think I'm done? HELL no, tomorrow, live stuff, and maybe even a few collaborative efforts.... anyway these are going like hotcakes, but with very little commentary, come on, you know I like to hear from you guys!