Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

24 May 2015

I Am The Crusher!!!


 High weirdness here, hostages.

This album was the idea of graphic designer Colin 'Barney Bubbles' Fulcher (you might know him from the classic early Hawkwind sleeves, his work with Elvis Costello, Stiff Records, & F-Beat Records or the original iconic red NME logo).

Barney recorded all of the original cover versions for Side 1 onto a cheap cassette recorder. He then took them to members of Nik Turner’s Inner City Unit. He let the musicians hear each song once & then they proceeded to record the songs from memory as a single take for each song. Side 2 is a side-long original track "Insolence Across the Nation", the story of one Mr. Hitler with readings from his book Mein Kampf set to the music of Wagner.




The Imp Pomps are: Barney Bubbles – inspirational guru; Trev Thoms guitar & vocals; Nik Turner – saxopohone & vocals; & Ermano Ghisio ‘Dino Ferrari’ Erba – drums with various other sounds & souls.

The Imperial Pompadours – Ersatz, Pompadour POPMOD1, 1982.
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Side 1 –
The Crusher
See You Soon Baboon
Fu Manchu
Brand New Cadillac
Light Show
Little Black Egg
Moo Goo Gai Pan
Gemini Spacecraft
(I Want to Come Back from) The World of LSD
Chicken
There’s a Fungus Among Us
King Bee
Black Leather Trousers & Motorcycle Boots

Side 2 –
Insolence Across the Nation

Enjoy,

17 May 2015

Spirits First



Albert Ayler – Witches & Devils, Freedom, 1975.
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Side One –
Witches & Devils
Spirits

Side Two –
Holy Holy
Saints

Jazz for FREE,

Still Not Not Fun



Magic Lantern – At the Mountains of Madness cassette, Not Not Fun, 2007.

Side A –
At the Mountains of Madness

Side B –
Untitled "Live"

Crazy,

16 May 2015

Godco Queero A Go Go



God is My Co-Pilot – The Very Best of…, Atavistic, 1996.
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Tracklist –

Behave
Caught Looking
Hutzulka
Totally Wired
Queer Disco Anthem
Steal Yr Girlfriend
Kiss & Tell
Pillu Laulu
Flesh Made Word
Butch Flip
Mezinke Skip
Kendine Gel
Girl-Crazy Girl
Björkfruits
Childhood Daydreams of Abduction & Mutilation
I Cream
Backstab
Rubber or Leather
Laulu X
Thank You, Just Thank You
Queer Disco Anthem (remix)
Behave (remix)

Shut Up,

It Doesn't Matter



One & only album from Leeds blues rock crew: Gerry MacLaughlin – guitar; Bren Gore – keyboards & vocals; John Joe Kelly – bass; & Nigel Coatman – drums.

Gags – Death in Buzzards' Gulch, Look Records, 1978.
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Side 1 –
Mr. Stilletto
Easy Lay
Light Another Cigarette
Tell Mama

Side 2 –
Moneymakers
On Your Way
Rock of Old
It Doesn’t Matter

Rock on,

Seidr




Patrick "O'Kill" Leagas (Death in June – Sixth Comm) & Karen "Amodali" Halewood (Sixth Comm).

Mother Destruction – Pagan Dance, Pagan Dance Label, 1994.
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Tracklist –
Hella Roots
Beyond the Ka
Serpent Skins
Babalon Sun Mantra
At the Sill of the Door
Birth of the 7…(Twin Souls)
Wodenseed
Serpent Trance (Full Moon mix)

Seethe on,

15 May 2015

Can't Stop This Crazy Thing



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Enjoy,

Sisyphus Pushin' a Black Ark



Sorry about the shitty first rip. Don't know what happened, but when I was listening to it (after the posting fact) I realized I had somehow left dead air after each track. Fixed & re-upped. Please forgive me!!!



Tracklist – 

Frog Swamp Soup
Build a New Ark
Roots Under Meridians
Untitled Storeys
Witching Dub
Ark Oscuro
Crowley
Hazing of the Monks
Human Meets Robot
Jammer Speaks
Lee Perry
Grey Dub
The Prisoner
Pushing Rock Uphill
Untitled Ligetti
Slow Down
Zoot Loops
City Sleeps
You’re Gonna Miss My Lovin’

Enjoy,

14 May 2015

Essential Too



This bangarang leans heavily on Lee Perry & King Tubby at their most crucial, with a few chestnuts throw in to sweeten the mix.


 Tracklist –

Blackboard Jungle Dub (Ver. 1)  - The Upsetters – Blackboard Jungle Dub, early 1970s
Original Dub – African Brothers meet King Tubby in Dub, 2005
Declaration of Rights – Don Carlos – Dub Version, 2000
Shocking Dub – Linton Kwesi Johnson – LKJ in Dub, 1980
Think it Over Dub – Wackies Rhythm Force – African Roots Act III: Strictly Dubwise, 1983
Dedication to Style Scott – Roots Radics – Live at Channel One, 198x
Armageddon Dub – Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace – Original Armageddon Dub,
(recorded in 1978 – unreleased until 2000)
Dub Hill - Rockers All Stars – Up Waricka Hill (Augustus Pablo) b/w Dub Hill 7". 1974
Crime Wave – King Tubby meets the Upsetters – At the Grass Roots of Dub, 2005
Sidewalk Killer – I-Roy – Sidewalk Doctor (Tommy McCook) b/w Sidewalk Killer 7", 1972
Mass Murder & Corruption – Scientist – High Priest of Dub, 1982
Dub in Red – Harry Mudie & the Mudies All Stars – Reggae Bible / Book of Drifters
(split w/ The Rhythm Rulers), 1989
Sitting & Skanking Dub – Lee Perry the Upsetter meets Scientist – At the Blackheart Studio, 1996
Kicking Scott – Bullwackies All Stars – Natures Dub, 1980
Love Dub – Blackslate Meets Soul Syndicate – Moodies in Dub Vol. 1, 1978
Cool in Dub – Roots Radics featuring Gladstone Anderson – Radical Dub Session, 1981 or 1982
Doctor on the Go – Lee Perry & the Upsetters – Revolution Dub, 1975

Ranking uphill,

12 May 2015

The Dub Dentist





A while back I served up Keith Hudson’s Brand. At the time I was showcasing some early Pressure Sounds releases that are no longer available. That post was one of the most popular at the time.

Brand is in fact the second act of the trifecta of innovate dub albums that began with the classic Pick A Dub & ended with Nuh Skin Up.

The first third of the set, Pick A Dub, is one of the earliest dub albums to ever be released, way back in 1974. It features Hudson’s ultra-heavy bass & drum style propelled by Carlton & Aston Barrett. It showcases remixes of earlier reggae material with echoing vocals including Hudson, Horace Andy, & Big Youth to underscore the intense percussive rhythm. More than 40 years after the record's original release the raw edge of experimentation still pours forth.

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Side A –
Pick A Dub
Black Heart
Michael Talbot Affair
Don't Move
Blood Brother
Dreaded Than

Side B –
In the Rain
Part 1-2 Dub Wise
Black Right
Satia
I'm All Right
Depth Charge

The Soul Syndicate is the backing band (Earl 'Chinna' Smith – guitar, Augustus Pablo – melodica, Aston Barrett – bass, & Carlton Barrett – drums). Recorded & mixed at Harry J’s Recording Studio in Kingston, Jamaica by Keith Hudson & Aston Barrett.

The third act, Nuh Skin Up, has been largely eclipsed by the first two, but in my opinion, this is the crowning gem of the three, so strongly & creatively inspired. This album collects another set of tracks recorded with the legendary Soul Syndicate band as well as, according to the interview with Hudson’s close associate Junior Walker: ''a white reggae group from Baltimore playing on "Ire Ire" & "Troubles" (most likely also on "No Commitment"). The tracks that feature the Soul Syndicate band probably came from the same sessions that make up Brand, which were mixed at King Tubby's.

Keith Hudson – Nuh Skin Up (Dub), Joint International GT006, 1979.

Side 1 –
Even Those Dreadful Words
Nuh Skin Up
Mercy
Bad Things

Side 2 –
Keeping Us Together
Ire Ire
Desiree
Troubles
No Commitment

Reespek,

10 May 2015

Justice from the Welsh Velvet



John Cale – vocals, guitar, piano, & viola; Ritchie Fliegler – lead guitar; Jimmy Bain – bass; & Kevin Currie – drums with Bruce Brody – synthesizer.

John Cale – Animal Justice 12" 45rpm, Illegal Records IL003, 1977.

Side A –
Chicken Shit
Memphis

Side B –
Hedda Gabbler

Enjoy,

The Lone Gunman Gets a Taste





 Dredge, James Meat, & Zowie Fenderblast. Contains the 1989 self-titled EP (tracks 12 thru 17). No longer available from Touch & Go.



The Lee Harvey Oswald Band – A Taste of Prison, Touch & Go, 1994.
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Tracklist –
Theme Fenderblast
Tinglers
Jesus Never Lived on Mars
Mamma’s All Right
Amen, Man
Locomotion
The Bowel of Rock & Roll
Junior’s Farm
Getting It On / Off
Roadside Full of Tammy
Van Gogh & the Chemical Haze
Steam Roller Dogie
Getting Wasted with the Vampires
Boss Hoss
Lightning Strikes
Mad Dog (live Germany 1989)
When the Satans Come Marching In

Bullet to the Brain,

What a Gas!



Gas are: Ian Blenkinsop (The McGoohans, Drowning is Easy); Gene-Pool Belmondo (Brother Love And His Far Out Space Nuts); & Mick Elborado (The Terminals, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Shallows). Recorded at various locations in Christchurch, New Zealand 1996 to 1998. Limited edition of 300 copies.

Gas – Compressed Gas 7” EP, Siltbreeze SB125, 2009.

Side 1 –
League of the Golden Maidens
Cubicle
Another Poor Fuck

Side 2 –
Speak No More
Thirst
Pushing Against Me

Enjoy,

09 May 2015

Samla Mammas Manna Zamla Mammaz Manna von Zamla





RIO super group established by Lars Hollmer & Eino Haapala, two members of the Swedish band Zamla Mammaz Manna.




This has never been released on CD. Trying that FLAC thing one more time.

Von Zamla – No Make Up!, Krax KRAX 3, 1984.
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Face A –
Forge Etude
Soon Series
Für Munju / Indojazz
Gilmit

Face B –
Hopeful
Endango
Piece of Antsong
Voice Improvisation
After SMRT
Cancion de Bi-Mi-Mela

On this outing, Von Zamla have expanded to: Eino Haapala – guitar & vocals; Lars Hollmer – keyboards & accordion; Hans Louhelainen – keyboards & melodica; Michel Berckmans – bassoon & oboe; Wolfgang Salomon – bass & guitaron; & Mårten Tiselius – drums with Kalle Eriksson - trumpet & percussion.

Enjoy,

Louisville Sluggers





Released on Homestead in 1985, Squirrel Bait’s self-titled 12” EP was  re-released by Dexter’s Cigar & Drag City in 1997. Used to have the Homestead vinyl, but for now this is the DC re-release.



Squirrel Bait – Squirrel Bait, Dexter’s Cigar, 1997.

Tracklist –
Hammering so Hard
Thursday
Sun God
When I Fall
The Final Chapter
Mixed Blessing
Disguise
Perfect

Punk rulez,

08 May 2015

Flabba & Bingy Bunny



How have I gone this long without dub’n the Roots Radics? They are probably the premier session band in all of Jamaica.



The seeds of Roots Radics sprang from Morris 'Blacka' Wellington's band, the Morwells in the form of Errol 'Flabba' Holt - bass & Eric 'Bingy Bunny' Lamont - guitar. They had grown up in the Ghost Town area of Trenchtown & had been friends since schooldays. The two teamed up with members of Channel One session group the Revolutionaries. The Revolutionaries featured the rhythm section of bassist Sly Dunbar & drummer Robbie Shakespeare. When Sly & Robbie left to launch their own label...Taxi Records...the Revolutionaries became the Roots Radics.

Roots Radics' first hit "Bounty Hunter" was produced by Henry 'Junjo' Lawes, released in 1979. They soon became spearheads of the dancehall style that dominated reggae music in the early 80s. Although dancehall was their forte, they produced a large volume of Dub output, working with various producers & artists.

For your enjoyment, some Roots most Radics. First off, in memory of Henry 'Junjo' Lawes…

Here Roots Radics are: Bingy Bunny & Dwight Pinkney – guitar; Wycliffe 'Steelie' Johnson – keyboards; Flabba Holt – bass; & Lincoln 'Style' Scott – drums with (Gaylord) Bravo at the controls.

Roots Radics & Bravo – Dub Fi Junjo, Tabou 1, 2000.
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Tracklist –
Blind Rodent Attack
Leggo de Dub
Drifting Dub
Rocking Miss Dub
Crying
Taxi Dub
Blame Them Dub
Mash Dub
Dubba Dub
Changing Dub
Love Dub
English Cow Dub
The Dark Zone
Honey Dub
Life
Jah Dub
Disillusioned

Here’s one from Style & Flabba… remixed at On-U Sound.


Tracklist –
Night Nurse Dub
Stranger in Your Town Dub
Objection Overruled Dub
Cool Down the Pace Dub
Material Man Dub
Sad to Know Dub
Thiefa Man Dub
Tune In Dub
Private Secretary Dub


& this final one for now, to really shake that Dub stylee up…

Artists here are: Bingy Bunny & Dwight Pickney – guitars; Gladstone Anderson – keyboards; Flabba Holt – bass; & Style Scott – drums with Dean Frazer & Ronald 'Nambo' Robinson – horns, Christopher 'Sky Juice' Blake & Uziah 'Sticky' Thompson – percussion. King Tubby & Scientist at the controls.  


Tracklist –
Roots Radics' World Dub
Scientist's Earth Dub
King Tubby's Moon Dub
Roots Radics' Star Dub
Scientist's Rain Dub
King Tubby's Snow Dub
Roots Radics' Summer Dub
Scientist's Winter Dub
King Tubby's Cloud Dub
Roots Radics' Storm Dub
Scientist's Hurricane Dub
King Tubby's Earthquake Dub
Scientist's Thunder Dub

Hopin’ everyt’ing cook & curry,




07 May 2015

Endless Reverie



It was my birth anniversary last week-end & I attempted to over indulge in every way possible. I have a philosophy: "I never say I've had enough until I've had too much". It has well seen me through so far. My birthday was no exception. I’ve just started to level off now. At some point, I commented to a friend that I was in endless reverie. That instantly reminded me of the heavenly velvet sounds of Azam Ali, sounds that now I'm passing on to you.



Azam Ali was born in Tehran, Iran in 1970. She spent most of her childhood with her mother in Panchgani, India. They moved to Los Angeles, California in 1985. After moving to L.A., Azam became interested in playing the santour or hammered dulcimer. She studied the santour under Persian master Manoochehr Sadeghi. As she progressed with her musical training, she gained confidence in her vocal abilities. She became a master of both santour & voice.




In 1996, Ali formed the alternative/world group VAS (frequently compared to the Australian band Dead Can Dance) with percussionist Greg Ellis, whom she had met the previous year at a concert at UCLA. Ellis was born & raised in Los Gatos, California where he first learned to play drums at age twelve. Ellis moved to Los Angeles in 1984 & began working as a percussionist. He has recorded & performed with Indian tabla masters Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Shankar Ghosh & Bikram Ghosh, nagara master Nathu Lal Solinkey, Japanese taiko drummers KODO, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, percussion master Airto Moriera, as well as master musicians from Iran, Africa, Morocco, & Turkey. He has been a member of world/psytrance/tribal band Juno Reactor & the ambient group Biomusique.

VAS released four full-length albums. After the group's last album, 2004s Feast of Silence, Ali & Ellis went on to other projects.

Ellis has done extensive film & television soundtrack work.


Vas – In the Garden of Souls, Narada World, 2000.
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Tracklist –
In the Garden of Souls
Inamorata
Samaya
Prayer for Soheil
Ceremony of Passage
Beyond Despair
The Inward Coil
Éphémère (Upon the Faded)
Lila
Unbecome
Sevdama

Vas is: Azam Ali - voice, dulcimer (hammered), tambura, frame drum, & tambourine; Greg Ellis - udu, tabla, dumbek, nagara, cymbal, bells, frame drum, tom-toms, gong, keyboards, voice, & lap dulcimer.



Azam then co-founded Niyaz (Niyaz means yearning in Persian, Urdu, & Turkish) with her husband, multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian (of the Iranian crossover group Axiom of Choice) & DJ, programmer/producer & remixer Carmen Rizzo in 2004. Niyaz combines Iranian, Indian, & Mediterranean folk songs & sounds with Western electronic instrumentation & programming, but Niyaz's music is primarily a blend of Sufi mysticism & trance electronica. Niyaz adapts the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi into 21st Century trance. Their self-titled debut album, released in 2005, combined 13th century Sufi & Urdu poetry with modern swirling, hypnotic beats.


Niyaz – Niyaz, Six Degrees Records, 2005.

Tracklist –
Ghazal
Nahan (The Hidden)
Allahi Allah
The Hunt
Dunya
In the Shadow of Life
Arezou
Golzar
Dilruba
Minara

Azam Ali – voice, cimbalom, daf & frame drums, chan chan, Chinese cymbals, & tambourine;   Loga Ramin Torkian – electric guitar, strings, lute, & baglama with Carmen Rizzo programming, producing, & mixing.

In 2006, Azam released her second solo album, Elysium for the Brave. The album reached #10 on Billboard's World Albums chart in September 2006.


Azam Ali – Elysium for the Brave, Six Degrees Records, 2006.

Tracklist –
Endless Reverie
Spring Arrives
In Other Worlds
Abode
Forty One Ways
The Tryst
From Heaven to Dust
I am a Stranger in This World
In This Divide

Azam Ali – voice, hammered dulcimer, daf & frame drums, chan chan & zils; Loga Ramin Torkian – guitarviol, lute, electric guitar, & baglama; Tyler Bates – electric & acoustic guitar, keyboards, & bass; Trey Gunn – guitar;  Andre Harutounyan – darbuka, nagaras, dhol, & shaker; & Satnam Ramgotra – tabla.




In 2007 Azam released the album Roseland. Roseland was a musical partnership between Azam & film composer Tyler Bates. It features Azam singing entirely in English against a rock/ambient soundscape that, on several tracks, includes the drumming & percussion of ex-VAS band-mate Greg Ellis.

Azam & Tyler first met in 2000 when Azam performed on the score for the film Night at the Golden Eagle. The duo again worked together on the soundtracks of 300 & Dawn of the Dead. Eventually the two began working on a collaboration (2003) which would lead to Roseland. After almost four years Roseland released the self-titled album. The album featured: Tyler Bates on electric, acoustic, & bass guitars, keyboards, arrangements & programming; Azam Ali on vocals & Persian santour (hammered dulcimer) with Greg Ellis on drum kit & percussions for the tracks "Other Side of Me", "Keep it Coming", "Bitter Days" & "Light the Stars". The album was originally available on CDBaby.net, but six months later it went out of print (reasons remain unknown).


Roseland – Roseland, Tyzami Records 2007.

Tracklist –
Other Side of Me
The Spill
Mothwings
Hollow Feel
Keep it Moving
Forty One Ways
Bitter Days
The Reaper’s Crown
Believer
Light the Stars



Azam Ali – Elysium Remixes, Six Degrees Records, 2007.

Tracklist –
Endless Reverie (Bently & Smitty mix)
Forty One Ways (David J & DJ K Bass Bomber remix)
Spring Arrives (Transglobal Underground remix)
Endless Reverie (ZAMAN 8 remix)
Adobe (Bombay Dub Orchestra’s Continental Drift remix)
Endless Reverie (Banco de Gaia remix)
I am a Stranger in This World (Luxurious’ A Stranger No More mix)
Endless Reverie (Holmes Ives remix)
Adobe (310 remix)
Endless Reverie (Jef Stott remix)

Bonus - In 2005, Azam Ali was featured in "Enter The Chicken", a Buckethead album, singing the song "Coma" with Serj Tankian.

Buckethead & Various – "Enter the Chicken", Serjical Strike Records, 2005.

Track 6 – Coma (co-written & featuring Azam Ali & Serj Tankian)

Enjoy,



30 April 2015

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth



Bad Brains – I & I Survived (Dub), Reggae Lounge OTCD905, 2002.
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Tracklist –
Jah Love
Overdub
How Low Can a Punk Get
I & I Survive
Cowboy
Gene Machine
Ghetto
Rally
September
Ragga Dub
Gene Machine (remix)
I & I Survive (Shiner massive mix)

I & I survive,

29 April 2015

This Transmission is Coming to You...

from Approximately Halfway between the Moon & the Earth


Apollo (Live On Your TV) radio version
Apollo (Live On Your TV) Rotersand rework

Enjoy,

26 April 2015

Now Wakes the Sea





Back in prehistoric times (it seems), when I was doing my musickal journey around this marble, I sailed at one point into the Enewetak Atoll. It is the second-westernmost atoll of the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands. I spoke of JG Ballard & The Terminal Beach on Eniwetok (referred to as "Eniwetok" until 1974, when the U.S. changed its official spelling to "Enewetak" along with many other Marshall Islands place names to more properly reflect their pronunciation by the Marshall Islanders). Between 1977 & 1980, a concrete dome was built on Runit Island to deposit radioactive soil & debris.



Now I present for your aural edification the soundtrack to the JG Ballard short story.

The release includes an 18 page A5 PDF booklet with detailed notes & photographs by Paul Wady (included here).

 Paul Wady – The Terminal Beach, Linear Obsessional Recordings, 2012.

Tracklist –
Arrival on Eniwetok
The Nuclear Bunker
Fission Alarms
The Blocks, Part One – Patter
The Blocks, Part Two – Rain Man
Homo Hydrogenesis
The Dark Undersea Organ (Alone at Last)
Undulating
Soaring & Roaring
Goodbye Los Alamos
The Dead Japanese Man
Just Us & the Dead (Three at Once)
39 Seconds of Silence / Falling Burning Bombers / The End

This is the End,