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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fucked Up

John N sends a very cool two-sided single, from Fucked Up.......check it out, this is a really good one......

SINGLE-01 Year of the Snake/02 Passacaglia


Another Fabio submission, this one some doom metal
from Italy, the "Black Magic" EP from Alastor......he attached a full review so we may as well eyeball that as well.......

If your a fan of gritty underground rock music then no matter where your searches take you, be it the rainforests of Brazil or the neon lit streets of the USA,  there is a high probability that your search for a gnarly groove will eventually bring you to Sweden. Whether it's dark dismal doom, raucous stoner, hard driving blues, swirling psych/space or growling black/death metal Sweden has a band that can deliver it.
Swedish doomsters Alastor cherrypick from these various underground genres and sub-genres, taking what they can use and discarding what they can't, blending what they've accumulated in a swirling assemblage of grizzly riffage and acid-laced groove that is wholly their own, as can be experienced on the bands debut EP "Black Magic" (Twin Earth Records).
"Enemy" is the first of the three songs that make up "Black Magic" and creeps menacingly out of the speakers on slow low wave of heavily distorted riffage supported by pulverising pounding percussion interspersed with occasional squealing guitar licks. The track slowly builds until the hazy, slightly distant and ethereal vocals appear, their haunting tones bringing an air of mysticism to the proceedings. The songs dark monolithic groove hardly deviates from it's meandering slow doom path throughout its eleven minutes (plus) span but this works to its advantage giving the song a feeling of impending danger and growing terror, akin to being chased in some 50's horror movie by a dishevelled monster, a leaden leg dragging behind it, that no matter how fast you try to run is still there lumbering malevolently just behind you.
"Nothing To Fear" lightens the atmosphere a shade and sees the band jamming a gnarly proto-doom groove replete with wah drenched guitar pyrotechnics and reverb soaked vocals. Those feeling of menace and foreboding experienced on the first track still remains but are ever so slightly diluted by the faster tempos and lightened but still effective sonic attack.
"Black Magic", a massive doom drenched opus stretched over fourteen minutes, blends elements of the two previous tracks and adds into those elements touches of swirling acid colouring. Basically a song of two halves "Black Magic" begins on a deliciously grizzled, mid-tempo, proto-doom groove over which hazy clean vocals are delivered, the singer smoothly stretching his vocal register to hit the songs higher notes, then segues, via a slow psych drenched passage of growling low bass and intricate percussion, into a pounding doom refrain with dark shards of guitar colouring reverberating with sustain around a repeated vocal mantra before finishing on a wave of screaming guitar and thunderous rhythm. 
Heavy, hazy and humongous "Black Magic" is a stunning debut that will leave listeners hungrily begging for more.
Check it out ....

BLACK MAGIC EP-01 Enemy/02 Nothing to Fear/Black Magic

Las Rosas

New effort from Brooklyn's Las Rosas, quirky alt-rock......thanks to this one goes out to the man we call Fabio!

EVERYONE GETS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT-01 Mr Wrong/02 Black Cherry/03 Secret/04 Bad Universe/05 Moody/06 Mexi/07 Silver Lining/08 Boys/09 Ms America/10 Cops/11 Rose/12 5000 Hits/13 The Red Zone!3AgiVKaB!GIl0XVtH5YCClH_yGixNtw


A pair of good shoegazish EP's from "Paul", the drummer from LKWRM and Slomotion Club......good
dreamy noisy guitar and distorted vocals, a pair of good EP's here, thanks to John N.

BACKUP FRIEND EP-01 AC/02 Six Degrees of Seperation Anxiety/03 Scandi Sneakers/04 Feedback Over Talent

ALCHEMY ATTACK-01 Misadventure/02 All But Gone/03 Reticulating Splines/04 Mark Collins, Age 45

Good stuff here!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Some Velvet Underground cover material

Found these on another site (links were converted, blog will be named privately upon request).....The Velvet Underground were one of my favorite of all bands, and cover material, both good and bad, can be interesting......following a fairly standard tribute album, we have the much more interesting sounding French respect as the VU were one of the best!


  1. Nirvana – "Here She Comes Now"
  2. Swervedriver – "Jesus"
  3. Lee Ranaldo – "Stephanie Says (1.15.91)"
  4. Buffalo Tom – "All Tomorrow's Parties"
  5. New F.A.D.S. – "I'm Set Free"
  6. The Fatima Mansions – "Lady Godiva's Operation"
  7. James – "Sunday Morning"
  8. Eleventh Dream Day – "Ocean"
  9. Echo & the Bunnymen – "Foggy Notion"
  10. Screaming Trees – "What Goes On"
  11. The Wedding Present – "She's My Best Friend"
  12. Half Japanese – "I Heard Her Call My Name"
  13. The Mock Turtles – "Pale Blue Eyes"
  14. Ride – "European Son"

V.A. Les Enfants Du Velvet - French Tribute to The Velvet Underground

      01 RITA MITSOUKO- All Tomorrow's Parties
      02 MARC SEBERG-Venus In Furs
      03 TAXI GIRL-Je Reve encore de Toi (Stephanie Says)
      04 ETIENNE DAHO-Sunday Morning
      05 GRAZIELLA DE MICHELE-Sweet Jane
      06 ALISS TERRILL-I'll Be Your Mirror

The Kids

You never know what'll you'll find when looking for something else.......who remembers early 80's power-
pop whizzes The Kids? Well, not many, judging upon the sparse amount of information available on the web in reference to them.......not much at all. However, this is a fair album, VERY typical 80's power pop, lots of synths and crunchy guitars, It's a good album, if you are a fan of that vintage 80's sound, one of the few good sounds that particular kidney stone of a decade could produce for us!

01I Needed You
02Do You Want Me Tonight?
03She's Mine
04Everybody's Girl
05Finer Things
06Too Many Days
07Victim Of Hypocracy
08Show Me
09Your Eyes
10Roses On Monday
11He's Number One


Fabio seems pretty excited about this one, "Levitation" from Deadneck.  From Finland, we have some quite
cool stoner/doom for your fabio points out, you can hear some Kyuss influences here, but still quite sure and check the fucking fabulous "Crimson Sky", a good one!

01. Intro.mp3
02. Sleepless.mp3
03. (Born to) Follow.mp3
04. Crimson Sky.mp3
05. Somersault.mp3
06. Back on Top.mp3


1980's UK anarcho-punk from Rudimentary Peni.......been around since 1980, with tons of songs about
political issues, life/death, and other, various socio-political topics. The band were fronted up by singer/guitarist Ted Binko, bassist Grant Matthews, and drummer Jon Greville.

Soooooo, we have about 7 albums, pretty much your standard punk of the era, for the most part favorable.......reminds me most, perhaps, of Sham 69, I guess, and what could be wrong with that? OK, here is each album, broken down in case you only want one.

ARCHIAC-01 One and All/02 Suffer/03 In Creamatorium/04 Lost/05 The Rain/06 Mercy of Slumber/07 The Curse/08 The Enlightened Dreamer./09 XNHS/10 Farewell Tomorrow/11 House of the Void/12 Rehearsal For Mortality

  1. "Nightgaunts"
  2. "The Horrors in the Museum"
  3. "The Only Child"
  4. "Architectonic and Dominant"
  5. "The Evil Clergyman"
  6. "Brown Jenkin"
  7. "Crazed Couplet"
  8. "Sarcophagus"
  9. "Lovecraft Baby"
  10. "Dream City"
  11. "C12 H22 011"
  12. "Zenophobia"
  13. "Sunset for the Lords of Venus"
  14. "Beyond the Tanarian Hills"
  15. "Imps of the Perverse"
  16. "The Dead Loved"
  17. "Periwig Power"
  18. "Kappa Alpha Tau"
  19. "American Anglophile in the World Turned Upside-Down"
  20. "Memento Mori"
  21. "Better Not Born"
  22. "Arkham Hearse"
  23. "The Old Man Is Not So Terribly Misanthropic"
  24. "Gentlemen Prefer Blood"
  25. "Sonia"
  26. "The Day the Universe Ceased (March 15, 1937)"
  27. "The Crime of the Century"
  28. "Musick in Diabola"
  29. "Shard"
  30. "Black on Gold"


01.Nightgaunts.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
02 -=- 02.The Horrors In The Museum.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
03 -=- 03.The Only Child.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
04 -=- 04.Architectonic And Dominant.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
05 -=- 05.The Evil Clergyman.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
06 -=- 06.Brown Jenkin.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
07 -=- 07.Crazed Couplet.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
08 -=- 08.Sarcophagus.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
09 -=- 09.Lovecraft Baby.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
10 -=- 10.Dream City.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
11 -=- 11.C12 H22 011.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
12 -=- 12.Zenophobia.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
13 -=- 13.Sunset For The Lords Of Venus.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
14 -=- 14.Beyond The Tanarian Hills.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
15 -=- 15.Imps Of The Perverse.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
16 -=- 16.The Dead Loved.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
17 -=- 17.Periwig Power.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
18 -=- 18.Kappa Alpha Tau.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
19 -=- 19.American Anglophile In The World Turned Upside-Down.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
20 -=- 20.Memento Mori.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
21 -=- 21.Better Not Born.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
22 -=- 22.Arkham Hearse.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
23 -=- 23.The Old Man Is Not So Terribly Misanthropic.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
24 -=- 24.Gentlemen Prefer Blood.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
25 -=- 25.Sonia.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
26 -=- 26.The Day The Universe Ceased (March 15th 1937).flac -=- CDDA (100%)
27 -=- 27.The Crime Of The Century.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
28 -=- 28.Musick In Diabola.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
29 -=- 29.Shard.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
30 -=- 30.Black On Gold.flac -=- CDDA (99%)


01 -=- 01.The Flame Of Insanity.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
02 -=- 02.In Memory Of Pain.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
03 -=- 03.Dissolution.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
04 -=- 04.Only Death.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
05 -=- 05.Womb So Scorned.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
06 -=- 06.Time Passing.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
07 -=- 07.Echo.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
08 -=- 08.Voice.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
09 -=- 09.Stone.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
10 -=- 10.Trial By Separation.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
11 -=- 11.From The Heart.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
12 -=- 12.Your Secret Life.flac -=- CDDA (100%)


01 -=- 01.Pogo Pope.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
02 -=- 02.The Pope With No Name.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
03 -=- 03.Hadrianich Relique.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
04 -=- 04.II Papus Puss.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
05 -=- 05.Muse Sick (Sic).flac -=- CDDA (99%)
06 -=- 06.Vatican't City Hearse.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
07 -=- 07.I'm A Dream.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
08 -=- 08.We're Gonna Destroy Life The World Gets Higher And Higher.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
09 -=- 09.Pills, Popes And Potions.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
10 -=- 10.Ireland Sun.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
11 -=- 11.Regicide Chaz III.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
12 -=- 12.Iron Lung.flac -=- CDDA (100%)


01 -=- 01.Media Person.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
02 -=- 02.Him Hymn.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
03 -=- 03.Blind Dogs.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
04 -=- 04.B Ward.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
05 -=- 05.Crazy Chain.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
06 -=- 06.The Gardener.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
07 -=- 07.Teenage Time Killer.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
08 -=- 08.Hearse.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
09 -=- 09.Dead Living.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
10 -=- 10.Black President.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
11 -=- 11.Tower Of Strength.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
12 -=- 12.Play.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
13 -=- 13.Sacrifice.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
14 -=- 14.Cosmetic Plague.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
15 -=- 15.Subdued Violence.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
16 -=- 16.Only Human.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
17 -=- 17.The Bile Ball.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
18 -=- 18.Farce.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
19 -=- 19.Bloody Jellies.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
20 -=- 20.Mice Race.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
21 -=- 21.Defined By Age.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
22 -=- 22.Zero Again.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
23 -=- 23.Bubble.flac -=- CDDA (100%)


01 -=- 01.Media Person.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
02 -=- 02.Him Hymn.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
03 -=- 03.Blind Dogs.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
04 -=- 04.B Ward.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
05 -=- 05.Crazy Chain.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
06 -=- 06.The Gardener.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
07 -=- 07.Teenage Time Killer.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
08 -=- 08.Hearse.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
09 -=- 09.Dead Living.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
10 -=- 10.Black President.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
11 -=- 11.Tower Of Strength.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
12 -=- 12.Play.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
13 -=- 13.Sacrifice.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
14 -=- 14.Cosmetic Plague.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
15 -=- 15.Subdued Violence.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
16 -=- 16.Only Human.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
17 -=- 17.The Bile Ball.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
18 -=- 18.Farce.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
19 -=- 19.Bloody Jellies.flac -=- CDDA (100%)
20 -=- 20.Mice Race.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
21 -=- 21.Defined By Age.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
22 -=- 22.Zero Again.flac -=- CDDA (99%)
23 -=- 23.Bubble.flac -=- CDDA (100%)



The other day I posted another album by this crew, crazy Hawkwind-like space/psych, and damn good too.....well a search of their Bandcamp turns up another goodie, 2006's "And We Shall Call Him Joseph".....more of the fabulous distorted vocals and fuzzy instrumentation common in the music of this scene.......some kind of smart-guy conceptual affair going on here, soon as I figure it out we can compare notes I reckon!
1Opening Scene: A Hollow Star Descends.
2Scene Two: Joseph And The Divine Intervention Of The Recreational Center4:06
3Scene Three: Fishes Vs. Lines3:04
4Scene Four: Bridgett Foutainhead3:45
5Scene Five: Farmers Can Be Jedi, Too.4:56
6Scene Six: The Paradigm Of The Introvert...4:46
7Scene Seven: During Dinner At The Irritation Canals...2:33
8Scene Eight: He Could Not Save Her From The Cold Blade In The Pale Moonlight.4:50
9Scene Nine: The Funeral For Martha Bigsby...3:52
10Scene Ten: There Are Still Stains From The Tears.5:10
11Closing Scene: Timothy's Militia (How To Blow Up A Candy Factory)5:31

Monday, March 27, 2017

Totally CANNED-out

At least that is how Zigzag wanderer must feel, reaching the end of the AMAZING "Complete Can" series he created, much more popular than either he or I expected, this could be the ULTIMATE Can collection......for today, one more live show, three downloads as it is in FLAC.........gonna sound awesome in FLAC.....everyone who indulged in this, please thank zigzagwanderer, he did an amazing job with this, i mean just remarkable.

Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany
15 May 1977

One of Holger's last shows with Can and
the last known recording with him.
Can only did 6 more gigs after this.

01. I Want More-Improvisation.flac
02. Like INOBE God.flac
03. Fizz.flac
04. Don't Say No.flac
05. Animal Waves-Improvisation.flac
06. Dizzy Dizzy.flac

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Sea Fuzz

From John N come a trio of recordings from Sea Fuzz, good distorted shoe-gazing rock n roll the way it sounds today.....first we have "Groovin With the Eternal Now", a fine EP from 2014 which I wish I had heard earier....

GROOVIN-01 Waves/02 Weightless/03 Sunset/04 Bocce Ball/05 Anenomes/06 Wash/07 Sky Cowboys

Next from 2015 comes the "Sea Fuzz" EP:

SEA FUZZ-01 Shores/02 Superimtelligence/03 Fluidity/04 Eternal Wind/05 Formless

And, from right now up to the fab "Skygazing", MORE spacey trippy modern day psych

SKY GAZING-01 Beach Buzz!/02 Sun Gazing/03 Cloud in the Sky/04 Nowhere to Go/05 Breeze/06 Garuda Dreams/07 Mind Voyager/08 Rainbow Light

I recommend all three, great spacey rock somewhat a modernized Hawkwind, a compliment.


Fabio submits this album of electronic post punk from a Mexican artist working in Italy.......I was a bit
surprised by this one, really worth one's time......thanks Fabio, keep em coming from around the globe!!!!!!!!!zdoGxCgI!i8fnZqDheSJr9Z2Rcy1Xbw

The Creatures 1981-83

Early stuff from the Creatures, yet another case of an excellent male/female duo in that era, it's remarkable.... Raveonettes, Firey Furnaces, White Stripes, Mommy & Daddy, The Kills,  lots more too it really encapsulated part of the era's progression of sound toward some of todays sounds.

Thanks to John N for working hard and sending me this red hot link! BTW if unaware, the band were singer Siouxsie Siouxsie and instrumentalist Budgie from the Slits......a lot of primitive tribal stuff like Bow Wow Wow or Adam & The Ants.


 01 Mad Eyed Screamer 1:52 
02 So Unreal 2:15 
03 But Not Them 3:20 
04 Wild Thing 3:10 
05 Thumb 3:59 
06 Morning Dawning 4:03 
07 Inoa' Ole 3:50 
08 Ice House 2:47 
09 Dancing On Glass 2:16 
10 Gecko 3:50 
11 Sky Train 3:15 
12 Festival Of Colours 3:34 
13 Miss The Girl 2:36 
14 A Strutting Rooster 5:05 
15 Flesh 4:26 
16 Hot Springs In The Snow 3:51 
17 Weathercade 2:48 
18 Right Now 2:14


Fabio shares this cheer-ily named outfits 1989 album " Black Mass"......I love Fabio's one line e mail so much it needs reproduced as a whole:

When I Was a kid in the early '90 they were a TRUE LEGEND in Italy, we trade their tapes in the shadow without mommy knows.. oh so sweet make service at clergyboy sunday  mornin and 2 hours later skate, cigarettes and cheap Satan worship... Ladyes & Gentlemen DEATH SS!!PZJxhYYJ!oAz0WHby3fsv8pBIUuCzNQ

1.Kings of Evil04:07  Show lyrics
2.Horrible Eyes05:23  Show lyrics
3.Cursed Mama05:09  Show lyrics
4.Buried Alive04:08  Show lyrics
5.Welcome to My Hell06:12  Show lyrics
6.Devil's Rage04:03  Show lyrics
7.In the Darkness05:06  Show lyrics
8.Black Mass08:22  Show lyrics

Primative Black Sabbath demos

From whence the band was known as Earth, we have a demo record, no great at all, but it certainly shows off the roots of Sabbath.......kind of a rare one, at least i think......

EARTH-01 Unknown Demo/02 Early One Morning/03 The Rebel (Sample)/04 When I Came Down (Sample)/05 Thomas Jam (With Jim Simpson)

B-52's Boot 1982

The B52's are a band that at least I don't see booted that often, for some reason........they were stellar live imo, this is a VERY early set here, 1982, before "Love Shack" and all those other dance/pop gems......their early stuff was fab as well, this includes the great "Lava Lamp", (My Fave) "Dance This Mess Around" and the incredible "Rock Lobster".........really fun and underappreciated band of those wild early 80's

01 Party/02 Give Me Back My Man/03 Planet Claire/04 Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can/05 Lava Lamp/06 Messopotamia/07 6060842/08 52 Girls/09 Dance This Mess Around/10 Rock Lobster

A good early show from a really great band in my estimation!


Kick-ass girl garage rock from down under........good review to hook on here, so here ya go:

The Booby Traps are influenced by the raw fuzz sounds of garage bands from the 60s & melodies & arrangments from the girl groups of the same era. Also throw in a bit of grit & swagger from all the great RnB artists from the 50s/60s. The Booby Traps are united in their passion for all things primitive and swingin! The Booby Traps have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with The Hoodoo Gurus, The Stems, The Johnnys, The Detroit Cobras, Billy Childish & The Buff Medways, The Persian Rugs, 5,6,7,8s, The Strange Tenants, The Tremors, Intercontinental Playboys,Pink Fits, Mink Jaguar, Dolly Rocker Movement, DTS, Hell City Glamours, The Specimens, The Sailors, The Double Agents, The Groovie Ghoulies, Mach Pelican, Asteroid B6-12, Six Ft Hick, The Spazzys and many more The release of their CD "Be My Caveman" saw the Booby Traps fan base explode! A second pressing was rapidly produced after selling out their original 500 copies within a few months! The 4-track studio recording, with 5 live bonus tracks, encapsulated their raw, garage punk rock sound, a mere entrée to what was yet to come! Their full-length album has just been released in 2006. 13 new recordings, keeping true to their 60s punk roots and having switched up a gear, thrown out the manual and burnt up the track to produce a main course of fuzz-laden dance-floor stompers. Punters need not order dessert. Since The Booby Traps started in 2003 the reviews of their shows have always been favourable, highlighting the unique sounds that they have showcased to the Sydney public. Here are a few excerpts from some of these reviews Sneering Shangri-las inspired girl-group, meets the fuzz monsters from the garage. Primevil & raw, with a lead singer thats equal parts Gerry Roslie (of Sonics fame) & wild cat hillbilly. Go see em, theyre great to watch. Youll dance & shake, youll be revived. (TIMEWARP NOV/DEC 03 NEWSLETTER) The Booby Traps would have to be the hardest working garage band currently playing the Sydney circuit. Theyre great at what they do and that whole accelerator-down, chicks-with-flick knives feel that their music has, is pretty special. A Booby Traps show is always an enjoyable one. Plenty of sixties garage comin at you. Screaming, nasty vocals, warm fuzzy guitar that takes me to a time when Boss Hoss and Skinny Minny let the good times roll. Sweet melodies and drumbeats that come from the heart of all things garage. The Booby Traps were rockin and rollin and the only thing the crowd were left with were extremely sore feet. Mod escapees from a Russ Meyer flick!


BOOBY TRAPS-01 Shoulda Known Better/02 I Try/03 Fool For You/04 Sha Lala/05 Shake Up/06 Movin uP/07 Ms Fireball/08 Some Other Girl/09 Tough Times/10 Please/11 I Had a Dream/12 Another Day, Another Man/13 Be My Caveman