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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Some New Punk from Max Raptor

John N sends us this one, some really good slammin punk that sounds like it escaped from 1977.....the band is Ben Winnington on guitar, Matt Stevenson on bass, Wil Ray on vocals, and Pete Reisner on drums. They hail from Burton Upon Trent, Midlands UK, and draw a good bit of influence from, say, Stiff Little Fingers, the Clash, that general crowd.

I see that they have released an EP or two before, haven't heard em, this was my first exposure, but I listened to this one the other day and was impressed enough to post it.....and, as usual, when posting a new release, if anyone takes issue, let me know and it will be removed with quickness. Until then though, this is a pretty good punk stomper/

MAX RAPTOR-01 Keep the Peace/02 Old Romantics/03 Torch Led/04 When I Was a Gentleman/05 Day Release/06 Big Divide/07 Concrete/08 Golden Age/09 Damage Appreciation/10 Relic/11 Great Discovery/Last Words

Mississippi Sludge

Nearly impossible to find any info on this band, I think this is their only release, 2001's "Biscuits and Slavery"......I used to generally dislike "southern rock" for the most part, but "southern stoner metal", ala Alabama Thunderpussy and this band I find pretty rockin'. This one is worth checking out, the vocals are a wee bit annoying (not TOO horrible, just kind of Molly Hatchett-like, and a handfull of good stoner rockin tracks, which may put on in the mind of Corrosion of Conformity or Alabama Thunderpussy, or Fu get the idea.

As I said, very little info here. Just slip this one on and enjoy.

BISCUITS AND SLAVERY-01 Biscuits and Slavery/02 Dirty Boy/03 Family/04 Cabin/05 Somethin Gotta Give/06 make Amends/07 Back to Back/08 Porchlight Blind/09 Soltry Lady/10 Untitled

Yet another fab contribution from Jon S, The Metz......totally fab, guys...

(scott) I am not familiar with Metz, let me say that up front...however, when on of my blog friends sends me in a certain direction, I don't shy away.... Metz are a rockin' trio on Sub-Pop, from what I can discover thus far..... I carpet bomb listened a bit and sounds pretty rockin good, I'll be hitting this up a bit more tomorrow.....for now, check these out, they be rockin'
 METZ  Are Canadian But It's Not Their Fault

This may get messy.

                                                           METZ - METZ

01 Headache/02 Get Off/03 Sad Pricks/04 Rats/05 Knife In The Water/06 Nausea/07 Wet Blanket/08 Wasted/09 The Mule/10 Negative Space/11 --))--


01 Acetate/02 The Swimmer/03 Spit You Out/04 Zzyzx/05 I.O.U./06 Landfill/07 Nervous System/08 Wait in Line/09 Eyes Peeled/10 Kicking a Can of Worms

Knitting Factory, Brooklyn 11/20/12

01 Knife in the Water/02 Negative Space/03 [banter]/04 Get Off/05 [new song]/06 Wasted/07 Sad Pricks/08 Headache/09 Rats/10 The Mule/11 [banter - thanks]/12 Wet Blanket

Bowery Ballroom, NYC 4/17/13

01 [new song1]/02 Knife In the Water/03 Negative Space/04 [banter - head injury]/05 Get Off/06 Wasted/07 [banter2]/08 Sad Pricks/09 [banter3]/10 Can't Understand/11 Headache/12 Rats/13 The Mule/14 [banter4]/15 Wet Blanket

METZ - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 1/14/16 (Live video)

Talking Heads Part 2 (an outside submission, somewhat).....

OK, I just couldn't let this go.....I found on Pirate Bay a "labor of love" creation by a Talking Heads fan
named "imunionjack"'s enormous, just his fave stuff from the band, in no particular order (well, alphabetical order)..... well, I didn't want to repeat a bunch of tracks off of the studio albums I just put up yesterday, nor, the live stuff off of "Stop Making Sense" or "Name of This Band" (he didn't label everything as well as he might have, but it's ok) what do we have after my massive pruning job? Well, for one, we get a bunch of tracks from "Popular Favorites: Sand in the Vasoline", which will save me (I think) from having to post that double set.......but also, a ton of live tracks (dates, places unknown,I trimmed the ones from the aforementioned live sets, and likely some of them will turn up again on my boots), demos (again, the same ones MAY turn up later in my stuff), alternate versions (there's a REALLY good alternate version of "Life
During Wartime" that I had never heard).... anyway, I'm going to try to boil these down to "disc" size, likely it'll take 3 or 4, but grab what you wish, I'll describe them in the tracklist as best I can, based on the information I have. Some of this, again, may windup being repeated, but I really didn't want to leave out a gem that any real fans of this band (like ME for example) would miss should I have skipped the whole, I thought about changing the order of the tracks (all demos on one disc, live on another, etc), but, who am I? I already trimmed about (half? a fourth?) of his I will leave them in their glorious alphabetical order.... thanks to iamunionjack, wherever you are (this was created a few years back)....hope ya like it, some more of my stuff later tonight or tomorrow!

TALKING HEADS RANDOM RARITIES DISC 1-01 Crosseyed and Painless (Live)/02 Gangster of
Love/03 I Wish You Wouldn't Say That/04 Popsicle/05 Stay Hungry (Live)/06 A Clean Break (Let's Work) (Live)/07 Artists Only (Live)/08 Blind/09 Born Under Punches (Live)/10 Love Goes To a Building On Fire (Live)/11 Burning Down the House (Live)/12 Can You Hear the Heartbeat/13 Cities (Alternate Version)/14 City of Dreams/15 Crosseyed and Painless (Live)

TALKING HEADS RANDOM RARITIES DISC 2-01 Dancing For Money (demo)/02 Dancing For Money (Unfinished Outtake)/03 Double Groove (demo)/04 Found a Job (Live)/05 Genius of Love (Tom Tom Club)/06 Heaven (Live)/07 Heaven (Outtake)/08 Houses In Motion (Live)/09 I Feel Pain In My heart (Outtake)/10 I Walk the Line (demo)/11 I'm Not In Love (Outtake)/12 Life During Wartime (Alternate Version)/13 Life During Wartime (Live)/14 Lifetime Piling Up/15 Mind

01 Mr. Jones/02 Once In a Lifetime Live/03 Psycho Killer (Demo)/04 Road To Nowhere/05 Thank You For Sending Me an Angel (demo)/06 The Big Country (Outtake)/07 The Girls Want to Be With the Girls (Live)/08 The Great Curve (Live)/09 These Boots are made For Walking (demo)/10 Two Note Swivel (Unfinished Outtake)/11 Uh Oh Love Comes to Town (demo)/12 Unison (demo)/13 Warning Sign (Live)/14 Warning Sign (Outtake)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Souldiggers Band

This is a good album from The Soul Digger's band, ca. 2012.... I know they released at least a second effort,but I can't find it/don't have it, so hopefully someone will come up with it. Why? because this slab is a fine piece of hard/stoner rock, very good, bluesy, sort of memorable of maybe Five Horse Johnson..... it's a really good disc, for all you rock n rollers, give it a listen please. Can't say much more, but this is one you guys should enjoy!

SEARCH FOR GREATER THINGS-01 Touch the Ghost/02 Mind Gazer/03 Too Hot Woman/04 Seeds of Love/05 Revolution/06 Wake Up/07 Bad Times Gone/08 Better Ways/09 Cross the Line/10 Keep Away/11 All day Long/12 Heart Searching Blues/13 Back at Home (Cradle Song)

Girl Band Completer!

(scott) Jon S, meet John N......yesterday I made a fool out of myself, thinking "The Girl Band" was actually a "girl band"...... well, I got that straight in my feeble brain, and along comes John N to the rescue to fill in a gap or two left by Jon S...... Jon, you may already have these (or not) but me personally, I just LOVE when things work out this way!

(Jon N)-your friend probably has the other 3 releases, but just in case, here they are.  The France EP is rough comparatively, but the songs are essential nonetheless, and a couple of listens, you'll be glad you have them.  The 2 7"s each have one track not on anything else.

Girl (210.3 MB)
France 1998-01 You're a Dog/02 Busy at Maths/03 That Snake Conor Cusak/04 France 98/05 Second One/06 Handswaps/07

7" -01 Lawman/02 Heckle the Frames

7"-01 In My Head/02 Conductor

Happy Memorial Day.....let's begin the Talking Heads deluge!

Some bands, of which I am a "fan" rather than a listener (you know what I mean) are really hard to profile
here, because I have SO MUCH material...I've NEVER done a Roxy music post/series, despite they being my favorite band of all, because I just don't know how to approach it.....well, I've been thinking Talking Heads for a while now, and the recent Byrne/Eno submissions and the like provide an excellent warm up for what I'm going to do here.

OK, guitarist/vocalist David Byrne, bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz and (later) keyboardist Jerry Harrison created some of the smartest, most intellectually challenging rock music every, forevever expanding their horizons and limits....they got their start in the 70's in the New York CBGB scene, but, like Television, NOT because they were especially (or even barely) "punk" in their approach, actually, they just happened to be in the neighborhood.

I have a LOT of material to cover, today, let's begin with the obvious, the brilliant studio albums.....don't worry, later I have probably 30 live shows all eras, many demo sets, more stuff than  you could ever need....
The first was "Talking Heads '77" (year of release should be apparent!) was LITERALLY like nothing ever heard before......1977 was a great year for music and I don't recall what the "top" album of the year was, but this had to be close. Besides containing the brilliant "Psycho Killer" ("I hate people when they're not polite!").....Byrne BECOMES the character, it's chilling.......but also "Pulled Up" (brilliant single), the stunning "Don't Worry About the Governement" and my lesser-known fave, "Uh-Oh Love Comes To Town" (sample lyric: "I'm a Know It All, I'm the smartest man around")....simply, there had never been anything like it. And THIS was just the beginning!......

The next issue was even better, as impossible as that may seem. "More Songs About Buildings And Food" is nearly flawless (as was "'77")....."Thank You For Sending Me an Angel", "The Girls Want to Be With the Girls", "Found a Job" (especially), and "Artists Only" may not be as well remembered me they SHOULD BE. This would be a five star disc WITHOUT the sort of hit single, a brilliant cover of Al Greens "Take Me To the River", but it IS here, and this is a must have, must hear excuses!

"Fear of Music" is a much more mature, complex effort, and the beginning of the band's infatuation with
African rhythms, also other experimental tactics......still, a lot of their greatest stuff is here...."Cities", "Air", "Drugs" (amazing), "I Zimbra", and the amazing "Life During Wartime" which has really transcended the band itself with it's brilliant lyrics ('this ain't no disco!")........another 5 star classic, how could they POSSIBLY top this one?

Well, easilly..."Remain In Light" is one of my favorite albums ever. The usage of many guest musicians and vocalists fleshes out the sound incredibly, the opener "Born Under Punches" is amazing, simply indescribeable, "The Great Curve" equally amazing, introduces psychedelic guitar to the mix, "Once in a Lifetime" may be thier very best effort (listen closely to Harrison's amazing keyboard work), and "Houses In Motion" and "Seen and Unseen" (which is so deep I once wrote a paper surrounding it and incorporating it when I was in college) are also classics....should you be one of those odd types who wants only ONE album (really, impossible with Talking Heads), this one is the best.

The next logical move for the band was to release a live album, in an attempt to recapture the band's ferocious live performances. That album is "The Name of This band Is Talking Heads" extended band breathes new air into already classic songs, and they do perform a favorite non-LP track of mine, "Love Goes to a Building On Fire"......another must have.

By the way, if you have continued to read up to this point, these are not the CD versions of these albums...these are delicious vinyl rips, to be heard the way they were meant to be heard......sorry about the loss of the bonus tracks, BUT they will turn up later in a different context.

1983's "Speaking In Tongues" is almost a letdown, being only a 4.5 star effort......"Burning Down the House" was their only hit single (it's great, like everything else they did), other great tunes include "Girlfriend Is Better" and "Moon Rocks", however this is the first of their discs I would NOT refer to as ABSOLUTLEY essential.

"Stop Making Sense" was a live album/soundtrack for a film by the same title....a really good one as well, killer versions of "psycho Killer", "Burning Down the House", "Once In a Lifetime"......essential.

"Little Creatures was thier weakest studio effort to date, although I feel strange saying that about an album
that contains "And She Was", and "Stay Up Late".......I guess I'd give it three stars, but I personally wouldn't wish to be without it.

"True Stories" is another film score, although these are studio's not REALLY that great, but does include the "Wild Wild Life" (one of their best)......this one I'd call a "fan effort".

"Naked" was their final studio release, and their least's the one talking heads album that I am not really crazy about.....just not that great in my estimation, but it IS here for you, should you desire it.

OK, we got THAT outta the way, now we get to the FUN STUFF, boots, demos, rarities, and etc......but everything HERE you may want as well, so here is is for you!\

TALKING HEADS 77-01 Uh-Oh Love Comes To Town/02 New Feeling/03 Tentative Decision/04 happy Day/05 Who Is It?/06 No Compassion/07 The Book I Read/08 Don't Worry About the Government/09 First Week/last Week.....Carefree/10 Psycho Killer/11 Pulled Up

MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND FOOD-01 Thank You For Sending Me an Angel/02 With Our Love/03 The Good Thing/04 Warning Signs/05 The Girls Want to Be With the Girls/06 Found a Job/07 Artists Only/08 I'm Not In Love/09 Stay Hungry/10 Take Me To the River/11 The Big Country

FEAR OF MUSIC-01 I Zimbra/02 Mind/03 Paper/04 Cities/05 Life During Wartime/06 Memories Can't Wait/07 Air/08 Heaven/09 Animals/10 Electric Guitar/11 Drugs

REMAIN IN LIGHT-01 Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)/02 Crosseyed and Painless/03 The Great Curve/04 Once In a Lifetime/05 Houses In Motion/06 Seen and Not Seen/07 Listening Wind/08 The Overload

THE NAME OF THIS BAND IS TALKING HEADS-01 New Feeling/02 Don't Worry About the Government/03 Pulled Up/04 psycho Killer/05 Artists Only/06 Stay Hungry/07 Air/08 Love Goes to a Building On Fire/09 Memories Can't Wait/10 I Zimbra/11 Drugs/12 Houses In Motion/13 Life During Wartime/14 The Great Curve/15 Crosseyed and painless/16 take Me To the River

SPEAKING IN TONGUES-01 Burning Down the House/02 Making Flippy Floppy/03 Girlfriend is Better/04 Slippery People/05 I Get Wild/Wild Gravity/06 Swamp/07 Moon Rocks/08 Pull Up the Roots/09 This Must be the Place (Niave Melody)

LITTLE CREATURES-01 And She Was/02 Give Me Back My Name/03 Creatures of Love/04 The lady
Don't Mind/05 Perfect World/06 Stay Up Late/07 Walk It Down/08 Television Man/09 Road to Nowhere

TRUE STORIES-01 Wild Wild Life/02 Radio Head/03 Dream Operator/04 People Like Us/05 City of Dreams/06 Love For Sale/07 Puzzlin' Evidence/08 Hey Now/09 papa Legba

STOP MAKING SENSE-01 Psycho Killer/02 Swamp/03 Slippery People/04 Burning Down the House/05 Girlfriend is Better/06 Once In a Lifetime/07 What a Day That Was/08 Life During Wartime/09 Take Me To the River

NAKED- 01 Blind/02 Mr Jonesa/03 Totally nude/04 Ruby Dear/05 (Nothing But) Flowers/06 The
Democratic Circus/07 Mommy Daddy You And I/08 Big Daddy/12 Bill/13 Cool Water

FYI "Naked is a CASSETTE RIP, which may not have the greatest sound quality ever, but the rest f these (most of em at least) are FAB vinyl rips you will LUUUUUUUV

Trust me, TONS more to come.......

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Young Flowers

(Scott)-This is a John N contribution, sounds great from what I read......this is another one that yer uncles is not exactly familar with, but, fortunately, Ol' John N has provided us with a good write up.......procede, and this will be one my playlist this week!

Julian Cope said Young Flowers’s "The Moment Life Appeared” from their first album was "magical.”  He also praised their "totally full on freakout style” and pointed to them as precursors of Krautrock.

Take Warning: The Complete Studio Recordings [Cherry Red] is the first time all of Young Flowers’s recordings have been brought together and anthologizes both their albums, their non-album debut single, contributions to the film soundtrack Quiet Days In Clichy, and a trio of live tracks which show how raw they could be. This is the Denmark of 1967-1969 at its freakiest.

Young Flowers formed in summer 1967. They headlined Copenhagen’s Festival of the Flower Children in September 1967.

The first Danish hippy band, the first Danish rock band to sing in their native language, and the first Danish band to play the States; they were pioneers.

Members later played with the legendary Culpepper’s Orchard and Savage Rose. They immediately hit big with debut album Blomsterpistolen (Flower Gun), recorded as the soundtrack to a surreal TV series. A trio, and although influenced by Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, their intense music had an experimental edge. They set Walt Whitman's poetry to music. The definitive, band-approved, collection, Take Warning: The Complete Studio Recordings, is a tribute to a unique band.

THE YOUNG FLOWERS-TAKE WARNING-THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS-Disc 1-01 Overture/Take Warning/02 The Moment Life Appeared Stk. 2/03 25 A re/04 Oppe I trAlet Stk 3/05 To You Stk. 4/06 Down Along the Cove stk. 5/07 April '68/08 Like Birds (Single A-Side Bonus Track/09 City of Friends (B-Side Bonus Track)/10 Behind the Golden Sun (Soundtrack Bonus Album Track)/11 Menilmontant (Soundtrack Bonus Album Track)/12 Party Beat (Soundtrack Bonus Album

DISC 2-01 You Upset me/02 And Who But I Should Be/03 Calypso 4/04 You Won't Take My Place in the Queue/05 Slow Down Driver/06 The Daybreak/07 Kargerne Vender

Nick Drake

Relative to how I am feeling recently, had to be Nick Drake or Elliott Smith today, and Nick had the lesser discography, so let's go that way..... DO NOT expect the usual BigScott Rock-o-Rama on this one, this is kind of eerie, kind of chilling, kind of cold........ you'll love it or you'll hate it. Wait till I get to Elliott's stuff, I have a mountain of it...... Nick only released three albums in his short life, let's examine them a bit......

Drake, like myself, suffered with clinical/manic depression his entire life, which often comes through in his music, as we will see......his debut (from 1969), "Five Leaves Left", is quite a good one, actually, should you be up for such.....Drake enlists help from several top notch musicians, Richard Thompson and Tristan Fry, to name a couple.....this is a melancholy, disturbing effort from a man who OBVIOUSLY suffered from sever depression (If you never have you are fortunate and wouldn't understand).....this, however, is a fine disc, I listen to Drake (and Smith) now and then, just so I can remember that there are people out there who feel like I do. "Time has Told Me" and "Fruit Tree" stand out, but I give this a solid 4-star rating.

Next was "Bryter Later", in which Drake also takes on several guest musicians....Richard Thompson, John Cale, and others, play creepy (kind of ) music behind Drake's cold, emotionless vocals...I like this album a good bit as well, another 4-star effort. "At the Chime of a City Clock", and "Poor Boy" are fine tracks, but, again, such a solid effort.

Nothing, of course, could have prepared us for "Pink Moon".....a chilling album to be certain, Drake uses NO backing musicians.....merely his voice (rarely), his guitar, and some piano......opinions differ on this album, I think it's an ingenious masterpiece, on the level of Elliott Smith's "From a Basement On a Hill")....the ultimate statement of a mind in pain, a life in pain......I hate that VW utilized the title track in an advertising campaign, but what am I to do about it? Anyway, this is MY fave of the three albums he released in his lifetime, chills me to the bone each time.

Nick Drake apparently over-dosed on anti-depressants in 1974........his tortured life came to a merciful end.
He left us a trio of albums that we can listen to and try to figure out the puzzle that he was, I guess......if you have never heard these albums, please check them and maybe you can understand, somewhat, what clinical/manic depression feels like.....I know for sure.

"Made to Love Magic" is a posthumous collection of tracks, most of them quite enjoyable for what they are.....I do NOT happen to have "Fruit Tree", a fine collection of outtakes and the like, I'm SURE one of the minions will be able to supply this one though.

Nick Drake......a sad, torture life, makes me sad that he was so tortured....perhaps, were he alive today, various medications could have "got him right", as they sort of have me......RIP Nick. Love you!

Whoops also found "Time of No Reply", another posthumous release, of course I'll add it on!

WARNING: Some FLAC files here, make the neccessary adjustments!

FIVE LEAVES LEFT-01 Time has Told Me/02 River man/03 Three Hours/04 Way To Blue/05 Day Is Done/06 Cello Song/07 The Thoughts of Mary Jane/08 Man in a Shed/09 Fruit Tree/10 Saturday Sun

BRYTER LATER-01 Intoduction/02 Hazy jane II/03 At the Chime of a City Clock/04 One of These Things First/05 Hazy Jane I/06 Bryter Later/07 Fly/08 Poor Boy/09 Northern Sky/10 Sunday

PINK MOON-01 Pink Moon/02 Place To Be/03 Road/04 Which Will/05 Horn/06 Things Behind the Sun/07 Know/ 08 Parasite/09 Free Ride/10 Harvest Breed/ 11 From the Morning

MADE TO LOVE MAGIC-01 Rider on the Wheel/02 magic/03 River man/04 Joey/05 Thoughts of mary
Jane/06 Mayfair/07 Hanging on a Star/08 Three Hours/09 Clothes of Sand/10 Voices/11 Time of No Reply/12 Black Eyed Dog/13 Tow the Line

TIME OF NO REPLY-01 Time of No Reply/02 I Was Made to Love Magic/03 Joey/04 Clothes of Sand/05 Man in a Shed/06 Mayfair/07 Fly/08 Thoughts of Mary Jane/09 Been Smoking Too Long/10 Strange Meeting II/11 Rider On the Wheel/12 Black Eyed Dog/13 Hanging On a Star/14 Voice From the Mountain

Jon S with Girls From Dublin

(Scott).....the first line of Jon S's brief summary sums it up perfectly..... I LOVE me some girl bands, always
have.... these from Dublin I am unfamiliar with (which  I LOVE), and these will be heard by these ears soon.... meantime, as I said a few hours ago, Jon S has yet to steer us wrong....also included are a handful of videos! can't wait!

Girl Band are just fucking great. That is all I can say.

The Early Years

01 Lawman/02 De Bom Bom/03 I Love You/04 Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage/05 The Cha Cha Cha

Holding Hands With Jamie

01 Umbongo/02 Pears For Lunch/03 Baloo/04 In Plastic/05 Paul/06 The Last Riddler/07 Texting an Alien/08 Fucking Butter/09 The Witch Dr.

KEXP Live (video!)

Pears For Lunch
De Bom Bom
Heckle The Frames
I Love You (Beat Happening Cover) 
The Cha Cha Cha

The Doors Part 11 (Of many)

Ho!, You thought I forgot all about these boyos huh? Well dream on, there are a bunch of parts remaining on
my hard drive, and Doors fantatics unite! A lot of this stuff IS pretty rare-and has also been quite popular...... got a couple of the more rare ones even today (I think), let's dive in and see what is the prize recording for the date!

 Well, I may as well unburden myself of this 2 disc monstrosity, "The Doors In Concert"......I have no idea what it comes from, I can tell you that the first disc seems to incorporate most/all of "Absolutely Live" which was not that great to begin with, but then it goes on and on, with more lesser-known tunes (unsure of dates or venues), and Disc 2 (also no idea of its origin) contains "Gloria", a weird version of "Light My Fire" with a "Graveyard Poem" inserted, whatever else......Can't find shit about this set, it may have been spliced together from various live sets that are already here. What do you want for nothing a fucking rubber biscuit?

In my generosity I am going to also throw up a 2001 release (REALLY haven't seen this one around too much) "The Ultimate Spoken Word Collection", with a few interviews, and some of Jimbo's musings on the universe......I don't like this stuff, hardly at all, but I promised ya I'm gonna BURY you in Doors shit by the time I'm done, so eat up!

IN CONCERT DISC 1-01 House Announcements/02 Who Do You Love/03 Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)/04 back Door Man/05 Love Hides/06 Five to One/07 Build Me a Woman/08 When the Music's Over/09 Close To You/10 Universal Mind/11 Petition the Lord/12 Dead Cats Dead Rats/13 Break On Through/14 Lions in the Street/15 Wake Up/16 A Little Game/17 The Hill Dwellers/18 Not to Touch the Earth/19 Names off the Kingdom/20 The Palace of Exite/21 Soul Kitched

IN CONCERT DISC 2-01 Roadhouse Blues/02 Gloria/ Light My Fire/04 You Make Me Real/05 Texas Radio & the Big Beat/06 Love me two Times/07 Little Red Rooster/08 Moonlight Drive/09 Unknown Soldier/10 The End

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTED SPOKEN WORD 1967-1970 (JIM MORRISON)-01 Perceptual Notions/02 Interview By John Tobler at Isle of Wight Festival 8/30/70/03 New Orleans.....Very Strange/04 All Day Breakfast (Interview By Bob Kourish, (cut) 1/15/71/05 Rare Interview (Cut)

Jon S with a David Lynch post

(Scott) not terribly familiar, although I did watch "Twin Peaks" many years ago.......anyway, Jon S has yet to
steer us wrong, so I will be checking these out. As should you be.

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01 9-1-1/02 Rollin'Down (to my house)/03 Thank You, Judge/04 I Cannot Do That/05 Factory Interlude/06 Blue Horse/07 Bad Night/08 Mountain Falling/09 Go Get Some/10 Pink Western Range/11 Marilyn Monroe/12 City Of Dreams

The Air Is On Fire

01 Untitled/02 Untitled/03 Untitled/04 Untitled/05 Untitled/06 Untitled/07 Untitled/08 Untitled/

Crazy Clown Time

01 Pinky's Dream (Feat. Karen O)/02 Good Day Today/03 So Glad/04 Noah's Ark/05 Football Game/06 I Know/07 Strange And Unproductive Thinking/08 The Night Bell With Lightning/09 Stone's Gone Up/10 Crazy Clown Time/11 These Are My Friends/12 Speed Roadster/13 Movin' On/14 She Rise Up

The Big Dream

01 The Big Dream/02 Star Dream Girl/03 Last Call/04 Cold Wind Blowin'/05 The Ballad Of Hollis Brown/06 Wishin' Well/07 Say It/08 We Rolled Together/09 Sun Can't Be Seen No More/10 I Want You/11 The Line It Curves/12 Are You Sure/13 Wishin' Well (Hot Since 82 Remix)/14 Are You Sure (Bastille Remix)/15 The Big Dream (Moby Reversion)/16 We Rolled Together (Yttling Jazz Remix)/17 The Big Dream (Venetian Snares Remix)

Twin Peaks

01 Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)/02 Laura Palmer's Theme (Instrumental)/03 Audrey's Dance (Instrumental)/04 The Nightingale (feat. Julee Cruise)/05 Freshly Squeezed (Instrumental)/06 The Bookhouse Boys (Instrumental)/07 Into the Night (feat. Julee Cruise)/08 Night Life in Twin Peaks (Instrumental)/09 Dance of the Dream Man (Instrumental)/10 Love Theme From Twin Peaks (Instrumental)/11 Falling (feat. Julee Cruise)

Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

01 Laura Palmer's Theme/02 Into the Night/03 Audrey's Dance/04 Packard's Vibration/05 Nightsea Wind/06 Blue Frank_Pink Room/07 Sycamore Tree/08 Harold's Theme/09 Dance of the Dream Man/10 Falling/11 Love Theme Farewell/12 Josie's Past

Bulbous Creation

Another hard/heavy psych one and done from those wonderful early 1970's.... another fave of mine, with fairly rough vocals, sloppy (a compliment) fuzz guitar, and unusually good drums and bass (for the era/genre) .....not a lot of info available on this band, but this album ("You Won't Remember Dying") has been a fave of mine for quite some time. A pretty good one all the way through, my fave is "Let's Go to the Sun", but there is a cool heavy "Stormy Monday", "End of the Page" and more. You know, by now, my love for this type of music from this particular era, if you share it, this is for you without question.

YOU WONT REMEMBER DYING-01 End of the Page/02 Having a Good Time/03 Satan/04 Fever Machine Man/05 Le's Go to the Sun/06 Hooked/07 Under the Black Sun/08 Stormy Monday

Hello, and Best Wishes to my friends from SUMMER CANNIBALS!

Summer Cannibals is one of "those" BIG TIME bands (ala the great Tender Age) who desire FEWER
listeners for their work, rather than MORE. Of course, as always, I will remove anything from this blog for these perculiar types of performers, I never HEARD OF Summer Cannibals until I received (at no cost to ME, of course) their latest CD....... what they fail to understand and realize is that the world is a MUCH different place than it was 25 years ago. Remember, it was EASY for ME to get their album, and, just out of curiosity, I ran a  quick (one minute) search and found five more places where I COULD HAVE gotten it, had I the desire. Anyway, it's out there, ANYONE can get it, and I implore you not to, PLEASE give Summer Cannibals what they desire and FEWER people listen to their stuff...... if you were one of the four (FOUR, WOW MAAAAAN) people who downloaded it from my site, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE delete it. They do NOT want you to hear it. Please respect their wishes.

As always, thanks to REAL rock stars (ones with a HELL OF A LOT more of a following than Summer Cannibals will garner in 100 years) like Nikki Corvette, Lennon Murphy, Frightwig, Horny Bitches, Soaria, Datura, etc, etc, who understand that the exposure given to them here actually helps them to gain a wider audience. In other words, Summer Cannibals need music blogs ONE HELL OF A LOT MORE than music blogs need Summer Cannibals. I hope their dreams come true, and they acquire just as very few listeners as possible. I wish them well.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Q-U-E-E-N Covers and a classic concert

Something tells me to be cautious with this one. They seem like one of those nice old English bands who will DMCA you out of existence if you post their stuff. So, they shall be referred to as Q. First up, we have a concert that I had to dig in the dustiest corner of the Internet to find.....

The Freddie Mercury Tribute concert was a big event of my adolescence. I was born after Woodstock and The Concert For Bangladesh, I was too young to give a shit about Live Aid, so this was it for me. And it was that time when Q's star rose again after Freddie's death due to that one song being in a know the one...

I don't want to talk about the gig much, cuz I'll use names that attract too much attention. For a long time, all I had was my cassettes of this show that I'd recorded off the radio. That was until I came across this Italian bootleg. It seems to be an audio dupe of the TV feed, but it's good quality. I always wondered why this wasn't released, and after hearing the whole thing I know why. There's feedback spikes and audio dropouts throughout the show. This happens even at the show's ultimate moment: Bowie and Annie Lennox's "Under Pressure". I've always read that Wembley Stadium can be nightmarish for sound. It's not horrible by any means, but there's a few spikes.

This is the whole show, with only a few exceptions. I took out You Too's track cuz it was just one of those piped-in ZooTV tour performances they were always doing. Also includes several things cut from broadcast (Spinal Tap, Bob Geldof), as well as some things cut from videotape and DVD releases (RP's "Innuendo"). Go to the wiki page and give it a read -

One more thing I wanna say about this concert: this should've been it. The finale. The group's later reformations with Paul Rodgers (ugh) and Adam Lambert (aaggh!) did nothing but besmirch the legend. Freddie was it, there's no replacing him. This would've been a good finale....Liza's "Champions" not withstanding. There's plenty of overblown moments, like GNR's reggae breakdown in the middle of "Knockin'", but is a great show. Now on to the cool covers comp I made to go along with this....

Regarding this covers comp, I want to address something. You'll notice that there are three specific Q songs that are not here. And it's because I'm utterly fucking sick of them!!! They have saturated classic rock radio for decades, to the point where they're no more emotionally moving to me than a rendition of "I'm A Little Teapot". Also, they seem to be the only songs that other people judge Q by, and that's not fair. I'm not meaning to shit on them if you like them, but I just didn't want to include them. 

No write up this time, guys. Just roll with it - you always seem to.

One from ME....The Holograms

This is the one I was attempting to find the CD came up on my IPOD today at work and I was amazed at how great it was......first of all, I am unsure if they ever released anything else, but if not "Night of 1000 Ex-Boyfriends" stands on it's own as a semi-classic. From 2005, the Holograms were Sammi  on bass/vocals, Emi on drums, and Jenz on guitar. Something like a trashy cross between Sleater Kinney and The Go Go's,  this is a sweet slab of chicks doing some awesome power pop/punk/garage rock, and this one is a MUST hear/have. Every tune will flip yer wig, "Scene Whore" and "Death Boy" are nothing but great, but the obvious standout here is "Your Ex Is Turning Tricks Again", filled with insightful lyrics like "she's got fleas and ticks again", "Smokin' ice for kicks again", and of course, "she needs clothes, her car needs gas, and her pimp says 'Go and sell that ass'"......tremendous tune, and a tremendous album. Hope y'all dig it!

NIGHT OF 1000 EX BOYFRIENDS-01 Are You Ready For It/02 Drunk Dial/03 Scene Whore/04 One Time Only/05 Your Ex is Turning Tricks Again/06 Head in the Sand/07 Death Boy/08 Weekend Bender/09 Domestic Bliss/10 Monogamy/11 The Ghost

Jack Bond fills a request

(Scott)-Jack Bond responds to a request from Jonder for Murahacibu "Live"...thanks 10000000 times over
for this, and it gives me the opportunity to point out a few things about my beloved contributions to the blog.... .first off, if you have links or text or anything, it is FAR better to email them to me at  than to place them in the comments...... when they are placed in the comments, hardly anyone will see them...... if you email them to me, I can make a post of them and the whole audience will see them.... just trying to help everyone's submissions to get MAXIMUM exposure... in regards to a question Jack poses, other people's links are FINE because I download them, convert them to MY links....usually it's not an issue, but there is one tool who makes a huge deal out of it, little he can say if I convert them to "my" other words, don't give it a thought!

Anyway, as requested by Jonder, here is Murahachibu "Live" ....sorry no track list as the songs names are in Japanese letters that my computer can't reproduce, and I cannot find English translations for them (and too bad, often they are quite a hoot).....anyway, here is the album, anxious to hear it myself, link (MY link) in comments section!

From Jon S: "And You may Ask Yourself"....

(Scott) yes, I have been referring to my upcoming Talking Heads multi-part extravaganza, as usual, with a
band of which I REALLY love, I want to make sure I get it just right......Jon S provides some Talking Heads related stuff, as you can read about below, but most notable to me is one of my faves, David Byrne/brian Eno's fab "My Life In the Bush of Ghosts" (posted here long long ago) which would be worth the proce of admission for the amazing "America Is Waiting".......lotsa more worthwhile stuff here for you to get into before MY Talking Heads post knocks your ears off!
Scott, you've been threatening/promising a Talking Heads mega-post so allow me to offer a prelude. David Byrne solo, a few things with St. Vincent, 2 Eno collaborations, and a classic Talking Heads show on video.

David Byrne - The Catherine Wheel

01 Light Bath/ 02 His Wife Refused/ 03 Ade/ 04 Walking/ 05 Two Soldiers/ 06 Under The Mountain/ 07 Dinosaur/ 08 The Red House/ 09 Wheezing/ 10 Eggs In A Briar Patch/ 11 Poison/ 12 Cloud Chamber/ 13 Black Flag/ 14 My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)/ 15 Combat/ 16 Leg Bells/ 17 The Blue Flame/ 18 Big Business/ 19 Dense Beasts/ 20 Five Golden Sections/ 21 What A Day That Was/ 22 Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)/ 23 Light Bath

David Byrne/Brian Eno -
My Life In The Bush of Ghosts

01 America Is Waiting/ 02 Mea Culpa/ 03 Regiment/ 04 Help Me Somebody/ 05 The Jezebel Spirit/ 06 Very, Very Hungry/ 07 Moonlight In Glory/ 08 The Carrier/ 09 A Secret Life/1 0 Come With Us/ 11 Mountain Of Needles/ 12 Pitch To Voltage/ 13 Two Against Three/ 14 Vocal Outtakes/ 15 New Feet/ 16 Defiant/ 17 Number 8 Mix/ 18 Solo Guitar With Tin Foil

David Byrne/Brian Eno - 
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

01 Home/ 02 My Big Nurse/ 3 I Feel My Stuff/ 04 Everything That Happens/ 05 Life Is Long/ 06 The River/ 07 Strange Overtones/ 08 Wanted For Life/ 09 One Fine Day/1 0 Poor Boy/ 11 The Lighthouse

David Byrne/St. Vincent - 
Love This Giant

01 Who/ 02 Weekend In The Dust/ 03 Dinner For Two/ 04 Ice Age/ 05 I Am An Ape/ 06 The Forest Awakes/ 07 I Should Watch TV/ 08 Lazarus/ 09 Optimist/ 10 Lightning/ 11 The One Who Broke Your Heart/ 12 Outside Of Space & Time

David Byrne/St. Vincent - 
Brass Tactics (EP)

01 Cissus/ 02 I Should Watch Tv (M. Stine Remix)/ 03 Lightning (Kent Rockafeller Remix)/ 04 Marrow (Live)/ 05 Road To Nowhere (Live)

David Byrne/St. Vincent - 
Album De La Semaine 2013 (Live)

01 Who/ 02 Weekend In The Dust/ 03 Strange Overtones/ 04 I Am An Ape/ 05 Marrow/ 06 This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)/ 07 The Forest Awakes/ 08 Like Humans Do/ 09 Lightning/ 10 Wild, Wild Life/ 11 Cheerleader/ 12 I Should Watch TV/ 13 The Northern Lights/ 14 The One Who Broke Your Heart/ 15 Cruel/ 16 Burning Down The House/ 17 The Party/ 18 The Road To Nowhere

And, a bonus live St. Vincent show 

(if you don't know or don't like St. Vincent, do yourself a favor and at the very least listen to the monster performance of "Your Lips Are Red")

St. Vincent - 
Glastonbury 6/29/14

01 Rattlesnake/ 02 Digital Witness/ 03 Cruel/ 04 Marrow/ 05 Every Tear Disappears/ 06 Surgeon/ 07 Cheerleader/ 08 Prince Johnny/ 09 Regret/ 10 Birth in Reverse/ 11 Huey Newton/ 12 Bring Me Your Loves/ 13 Your Lips Are Red

Videos -

Talking Heads - Live in Rome 1980.mkv

David Byrne - Sessions At West 54th (November 15, 1997).mkv

David Byrne & St. Vincent  - Live NPR Music, Strathmore Music Center 10/30/12