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.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

I'm paraphrasing this from Five Guns West...it's my 2022 motto

Buckle down; get out of unproductive debt; find a local niche with resilient supply chains (food etc); and manage expectations while the shit hits the fan.

26 January 2022

Three Men in a Tub

A fairly recent one, going back down JA way for some early 1980s Bunny Lee productions. 


Various - Rubadub Revolution, Pressure Sounds PSCD104,2019.
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Know Yourself Mankind – The Paragons
Lazer Beam (Nuff Stylee 12-inch mix) – Don Carlos & Papa Tullo
I Man Come Again – Johnny Clarke
Every Half is a Fraction – Papa Tullo
Bandulu (12-inch mix) – Cornell Campbell & Scientist
The Right Time (Boogie Down 12-inch mix) – Neville Brown & John Wayne
A Place Called Zion – The Paragons
Part 2 – Papa Tullo
Revolution Fighters – Simple Simon
Too Popular – Trevor Castell
Exterminator – Cornell Campbell

CD 2 -
George William Gordon – Simple Simon
Babylon No Badda Haul & Pull Me – Devon Edwards
People Cruel (12-inch mix) – Cornell Campbell & Errol Scorcher
Lay Down Flat – Devon Edwards
Lay Down Flat version – Professor
Gun Fever – Frankie Jones
Gun Fever version – Donovan Phillips
Spread Out (Purpleman a Go Boom it Up) – Don Carlos & Purpleman
Me & Janet – Badoo
Bawlin – Simple Simon


24 January 2022

Now the Mask is Off

Covering basically the same time frame (1977-81), 

same bands (X,  The Weirdos,  Germs,  The Randoms,  The Bags,  The Eyes,  Black Randy & the Metrosquad) 

& same songs as the Live from The Masque release that I recently featured, these are studio versions with a slightly (it's punk, after all) more polished, less raw sound. 

Great companion piece to any who enjoyed the previous mentioned offering with enough additional music (The Hollywood Square,  The Zeros,  T.S.O.L.,  The Dils,  Adolescents,  The Urinals, & more) to make it well worth while. 



Various – Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels & Devils, Soul Jazz Records SJR CD329, 2016.
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Out of Vogue - The Middle Class
We're Desperate - X
Disintegration Nation    - The Flesh Eaters
A Life of Crime - The Weirdos
I'm White & Middle Class - The Urinals
I Got a Right - Iggy & the Stooges
Forming - The Germs
Bloodstains - Agent Orange
Trouble at the Cup - Black Randy & The Metrosquad
Ack Ack Ack Ack - The Urinals
Don't Push Me Around - The Zeros
ABCD    - The Randoms
What's Your Problem    - Circle Jerks
Survive - The Bags
Amoeba - Adolescents
Class War - The Dils
Brainless - The Deadbeats
I Like Drugs - Simpletones
World War III - T.S.O.L.
TAQN    - Eyes
Hollywood Square - Hollywood Squares
Final Ride - The Deadbeats


22 January 2022

Please & Thank You

One thing I know is this release was manufactured by the infamous PDO Company UK. All their releases are prone to disc rot (CD bronzing), so I'm glad I've got this sucka digitized. 


Various – If You Can't Please Yourself You Can't Please Your Soul, Some Bizarre SBZCD1, 1990.
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The Only Good Christian is a Dead Christian – Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
Product Patrol – Cabaret Voltaire
Total Nervous Phenomenon – Test Dept.
Love Amongst the Ruined – Marc Almond
Twisted – Psychic TV
Flesh & Bones – The The
The Wheel – Coil
The Roxy Cut (live) – Yello
Waiting to Fall – Virginia Astley
Wardrobe – Einstürzende Neubauten


20 January 2022

This Tree is Free, but Noisy

Thor's Rubber Hammer was a record label originally based out of Athens, Georgia that moved its base of operation to Washington, D.C.. It existed from 2006 - 2011. Suprisingly, for a time Athens had a noise scene that not only spawned this label but was able to score an entire compilation.

Deeded to Itself: Athens Southernoise is a compilation put together by Thor's Rubber Hammer label boss Lars Gotrich. Here's what Lars has to say:
     ''Right about the time I was thinking of moving to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2006, I couldn't help but notice a small noise scene coalescing around Athens, Georgia. It didn't sound like the harsh-wall histrionics coming out of Michigan or the No Fun set of NYC. The sonics were slower and muggier, weighed down by humid summers and the drawl of Southern life

     The CD was released at a big show in February 2007 that I booked at the DIY space Secret Squirrel in Athens. We had two stages set up for a continuous assault on the ears, and went until 3 in the morning. With the exception of Killick, none of these artists exist anymore, but for a little while there, Athens had a Southernoise all it own.''

The title of the release, ''Deeded to Itself'' is a reference to a white oak tree that owns itself located near downtown Athens. In 1832, Colonel William H. Jackson's will deeded the tree possession of itself & all the land within eight feet of its trunk. The original giant oak, estimated around 400 years old, fell over during a wind storm on October 9, 1942. Not wanting the tradition to die, members of the Junior Ladies Garden Club of Athens were determined to replace the Tree. Garden Club members gathered acorns from the site & lovingly began growing a second-generation white oak to replace Colonel Jackson's beloved tree. In just four short years, on December 4, 1946, Junior Ladies members planted the sapling that stands tall today as the Tree That Owns Itself. 



Various - Deeded to Itself: Athens Southernoise, Thor’s Rubber Hammer, 2007.
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Poem X - Altruizine
Untitled - Orthopedics
Stormdrum - Killick
It's the End of the World (& We Didn't Know It) - Long Legged Woman
Who Will Save Your Soul¿ - Sailor Winters
Speaking Softly - Chartrueses
Heart Skins - Garbage Island
Death & Grieving - Better People
Green Mountain - Telenovela


18 January 2022

Now I’m Smelling a Distinctive Autuer of Vinyl

This is the 2008 release from LTM Records' acclaimed compilation series ''Auteur Labels''.  Here they cover Manchester imprint Object Music. 

Object Music was active between 1978 & 1981, pioneering Manchester post-punk scene. Object Music was founded by songwriter & deejay Steve Solamar to release records by his own group, Spherical Objects. The label soon began releasing records by other artists, many of them active in the Manchester Musicians' Collective.

Various - Auteur Labels Object Music 1978-1981, LTM LTMCD 2527, 2008.
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The Kill
The Knot – Spherical Objects
Dreams of Desire
Queen of the Sea – Steve Miro & the Eyes
Stay Awake
10 Minutes – Grow Up
Façade – Alternomen Unlimited
Martial Time/ Martial Law - Warriors
Up & About
Smiling in Reverse – Steve Miro
Seventies Romance
Sweet Tooth – Spherical Objects
Fascinated by Time?
Nite Time – Contact
Troops Out
My One Request – The Passage
The Cake Shop Device – Manchester Mekon
Insects – IQ Zero
Affirmation of Existence/ Swept Away
Forewarned – Steve Solamar
The Mutant
Decision Time – The Noyes Brothers
Connections – Alternomen Unlimited


16 January 2022

I Smell Something Burning


Another serving for your Dub plate. Special.

Various - Burning Sounds: Burning Dub Vol 1, Burning Sounds 2016.
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Jah Children in Style - Page One & the Observer
Burning Dub - Niney the Observer
Caddoe Dub - The Aggrovators & The Revolutionaries
Dub Now - Niney the Observer
African Communication - Phill Pratt
God Bless My Dub - Niney the Observer
Con Man - Phill Pratt
Concert Man - Phill Pratt
Rueben - The Revolutionaries
P.L.A. Dub - The Aggrovators & The Revolutionaries
Simeon & Levi - The Revolutionaries
Benjamin - The Revolutionaries
Africa's Time Now - Page One & The Revolutionaries
Garvey Dub - The Aggrovators & The Revolutionaries
Love Dub - Page One & the Observer

Star Wars - Phill Pratt
Observers Style - Page One & the Observer
Guerilla Dub - The Aggrovators & The Revolutionaries
Swapo Dub - The Aggrovators & The Revolutionaries
Naptali - The Revolutionaries
Tenement Yard View - Niney the Observer
Side Walk Rider - Phill Pratt
Dan - The Revolutionaries
Joseph - The Revolutionaries
Ready for It - Page One & the Observer
Maron Dub - The Aggrovators & The Revolutionaries
New Style - Niney the Observer
Way of Life - Page One & the Observer
Dub 51 - Niney the Observer
Which Clapp - Phill Pratt


She Was a Darling

We interrupt these Various productions for this announcement...

Had this in the works for next month's "Fems of February" but with the passing of this grand dame, thought I'd bump it up to today. 

 Veronica 'Ronnie Spector' Bennett...we'll miss you, lady.

The Ronettes were an American girl group from Spanish Harlem, New York. The group consisted of lead singer Veronica Bennett (later known as Ronnie Spector), her older sister Estelle Bennett, & their cousin Nedra Talley. They had sung together since they were teenagers, then known as "The Darling Sisters". Signed first by Colpix Records in 1961, they moved to Phil Spector's Philles Records in March 1963. At that time they changed their name to "The Ronettes". 


Phil Spector had crafted his role as a record producer (& pop song scribe) into something iconic & cinematic, building his treasured Wall of Sound aesthetic brick by brick, with wind-swept orchestration, booming steady rhythms, luxuriously multi-layered vocals, & soulful, operatic melodies as his building blocks.

He was the craftsman behind a vast range of tunes: "He's a Rebel" by The Crystals; "You've Lost that Loving Feeling" - The Righteous Brothers; "River Deep-Mountain High" - Ike & Tina Turner; "Let it Be" - The Beatles; "All Things Must Pass" - George Harrison; "Instant Karma" - Plastic Ono Band; "Death of a Ladies Man" - Leonard Cohen; "End of the Century" - The Ramones...this shows the range of his abilities but barely touches his prolific output.

But "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes, featuring the tight choir of these NYC street angels on the Spector-produced song co-written with Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich put the sensual, savvy voice of Ronnie Bennett in the forefront, pushing it beyond the boundaries of the song's complex layers of orchestration. With that song, Ronnie became Philles Records first true "star" greater than Phil himself.

The Ronettes placed nine songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which became Top 40 hits. Among their most famous songs are "Be My Baby", "Baby, I Love You", "(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up", and "Walking in the Rain". In 1964, the group released their only studio album, Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica. That year, the Rolling Stones were their opening act when they toured the UK. The Ronettes opened for the Beatles on their 1966 US tour, becoming the only girl group to tour with them. 



The Ronettes - The Best of the Ronettes, ABKCO 72122, 1992.
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Be My Baby
Why Don't They Let Us Fall in Love
I Wonder
Baby, I Love You
(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up
So Young
When I Saw You
Do I Love You?
You, Baby
How Does it Feel?
Walking in the Rain
Born to Be Together
Is This What I Get for Loving You?
Here I Sit
I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine
Everything Under the Sun
You Came, You Saw, You Conquered

R.I.P. Ronnie,

14 January 2022

More Damn Records

Mordam Records was a record distribution company founded by Ruth Schwartz (one of the original co-editors of Maximum RocknRoll) in San Francisco in 1983 as an independent punk distribution outlet.

Mordam was the exclusive distributor for dozens of punk rock & independent record labels throughout the 1980s & 90s, gaining a reputation as one of the more reputable distributors in the indie business. They released numerous samplers showcasing their wide roster of bands. This was their in-store playlist. 



Various - The In-Store Play Sampler, Mordam Records 1995.
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Magdalene – Alice Donut
Out of Control – Naked Aggression
Sioux City Debutante – Strawman
Hey Shadow – The Humpers
Panic – Bratmobile
Ultimate Violations – Spitboy
Rock & Roll Man – Tit Wrench
Together Dumb – Zipgun
I Left My Flannel in Seattle – Butt Trumpet
We Never Close – The Paper Tulips
Teeny Weeny Man – The Show Business Giants
Addiction – Tilt
Frayed –  Buzzov•en
The Gun & the Bible – Negativland
Not That Way – Ill Repute
Invasion of the Dragon Men – Man or Astro-Man?
Balderdash '93 – Victims Family
I'm so Restless – The Witch Doctors
Nine – Swiz
Windfall – One Man Runnung
I Don't Believe You – Parasite
Bob Says No! – Popdefect
Esta Bien Mamacita – El Vez
Shoe-in – Crackerbash
Rat Bite – Unwound
Wrecker! – The Mono Men
Goodbye to You – Screeching Weasel


12 January 2022

The Dogs are Barking

Well, I have to believe the title says it all.
Arf! Arf! AA-041, 1993.
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Ballot Bachs – The Shades
Fusion – Pinocchio & His Puppets
Hang In– ? & the Mysterians –    
Research into the Soul of Psychedelic Sound  – Unbelievable Uglie    
Mind Destruction – Oxford Circle    
Tioga – The American Dream    
You Blow My Mind –     Powers of Blue
Spellbound – Spellbinders    
Wow – Front Office    
Love In (December) – Hal Blaine
Under – Cucumber    
Bubblegum March – Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army    
I Want the Rain – The Executioners    
80-96 – Dantes    
69 – Vaqueros    
The Other Side of a Record –     The Sounds Like Us
Ceyladd Beyta – The Ceyleib People    
Pisces –    Sagittarius
The Beginning – The Collectors    
City Jungle Part 2 – The Beautiful Daze    
12 O´Clock, July – The Mussies    
Make Love, Not War – The Arrows    
This is Really the Zoo Plus Two – The Ennd    
Flameout –    
Barrier X-69 –    
A Disappointing Love Affair with a Desensitized Robot – 101 Strings    
Beep (excerpt) – The Calico Wall


10 January 2022

In da House

"It was summer 1986 and clubs in London are rocking to the sounds of east coast hip hop and Washington Go Go. Meanwhile, dancefloors ´North of Watford´ (especially in Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester) are crammed with people jacking to a new sound from Chicago called "house", and for two years a north/south divide of a different kind was established.

Summer 1988 reads very differently with the whole nation rapidly becoming one jacking zone. Clubs are now overflowing with people trance dancing to a form of music that they once ignored. Dj's who once dismissed house music as hi-energy are now exclusively playing house and a whole new culture is born.

But what of the north? The jacking continues more fervently than ever, the smileys and ecstasy are evident but its not just acid that's being played but all forms of house. And at the centre of it all is Manchester's Haçienda. For almost three years Friday's Nude Night has been packed, and this album is a direct result of this Friday madness."

                                     from the liner notes, 1988. 


Various - North: The Sound of the Dance Underground 2x12", Deconstruction PL 71939, 1988. decryption code in comments

Side A -
Dream 17 – Annette
I Ain't Nightclubbing – T-Coy
Side B -
House Fantaz-ee – D C B
Acid To Ecstasy – ED209
Side C -
Voodoo Ray – A Guy Called Gerald
Megagrip – Masters of Acid
Side D -
Carino – T-Coy
Get On One – Frequency 9


08 January 2022

Skip Played Guitar

All right, get off that couch & on your feet. Enough chillin'. 

Light up this joint & pump up the volume. 

Sugar Hill Gang in the hizouse, homey. 


Various - Still / The Joint : Sugar Hill Remixed, Castle Music NEDCD326, 1999.
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CD One -
The Sugar Hill Suite / Voice Mail (Double Dee & Steinski remix)
The Message (Roots Manuva remix)
I Can't Stop (Wiseguys remix)
It's Nasty (Nightmares on Wax remix)
Scorpio (Plaid remix)
Sugar Hill Groove (Bronx Dogs remix)
Trouble Funk–    Hey Fellas (Red Snapper remix)
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel (Freedy Fresh remix)
Pump Me Up (Major Force remix)

CD Two -
Break Dance Electric Boogie (Junior Cartier remix)
Funk You Up (Two Lone Swordsmen remix)
That's the Joint (Rae & Christian remix)
Simon Says (Deckwrecka remix)
Pump Me Up (Mark Seven remix)
8th Wonder (Pressure Drop remix)
Scorpio (Coldcut remix)
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel (Scratch Perverts remix)


06 January 2022

Why Don’t You Just Chill Out!

After that moshing in yer face punk, thought you might like to chill for a bit. 


Take a load off. 


Various - Chill Out Originals, Music Brokers MBB5361, 2007.
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Shining – SD Project
Ocean Jewel – Astrovoid   
Rhodes Chill – Comfort   
Time Traveller – Sandy Parker   
After Midnight – Space Gang   
Mon Amour – Bristol Love
Time Machine – Astrovoid   
Sister Green Eyes – Hypnomusic   
Not Afraid – G-Spliff   
Gimme Love – Blue System   
Linger in My Soul – South Dolphins   
Transport – CCB   
Through Me – Mastercuts
Mombasa – Simon Solo
Tricky Joke – Watching Colours


04 January 2022

Who’s Behind the Masque?


Switching things up...early L.A. punk recorded live at The Masque, a small punk rock club in central Hollywood, California which existed from 1977 to 1978. It was located at 1655 North Cherokee Avenue, between Hollywood Boulevard & Selma Avenue. It is fondly remembered by those who hung out there as the nexus of the Los Angeles punk subculture. 


Various - Live from The Masque - Forming, Year One Records 71002-2, 1996.
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Life of Crime    
Solitary Confinement    
Destroy All Music
Neutron Bomb     - The Weirdos
TV Dinner    
Violent Girl    
Animal Call    
Survive - The Bags
Let's Pretend    
No God    
The Slave    
Hang on to Yourself    
Forming - Germs
Building Models    
Incomplete Suicide    
Nervous Breakdown    
Kill Me, Kill Me - The Skulls 
Year One Records 71003-2, 1996.

Government Official    
Take Over the World    
Hillside Strangler    
Out There / Sick of You    
Bad Girl
In A Haze    
Do The Nihil - F-Word
Gimme a Little Pain    
One More Chance to Survive    
Jailhouse Rock    
Nothing Means Nothing - The Alleycats
Year One    
Blue Spark    
We're Desperate    
I'm Coming Over    
Adult Books    
Los Angeles - X
Cosmetic Couple    
Lay Off She's Mine
Nothing - The Zeros

Take That Qaalude Now
Go-Go Bee
The Happy Song
She's Dead
Disneyland - The Eyes
I'm OK, You're OK
Shake & Bake
Shadow Man
You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)
Hideous - The Dickies
Let's Get Rid of New York
Let's Get Rid of L.A - The Randoms
Idi Amin
Randy's intro by Dick Brain
Loner with a Boner
Trouble at the Cup - Black Randy & the Metro Squad


02 January 2022

Hindsight May Be 20-20, but Foresight is 20-22

The London Calling radio shows that Joe Strummer taped for the BBC got me heavy into Various Artist releases. 

I realized that I've posted up numerous in the past but still have loads more. 

So for January I'm going with the topic of "Various Artist". Decided that I start the whole shebang with some Dub I haven't got around to yet. 

Welcome to the new year. 


Various - Veterans in Dub, FM Records LLC, 2016.
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Love Story – Beres Hammond & Gappy Ranks
Story – Marcia Griffiths, Tashina, Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal
Love Transfusion – J.C. Lodge
Bonefide – Maxi Priest
Real Thing Going – Sugar Minott
Woman is Like a Shadow – The Meditation
Little Girl – Glen Washington
Never Have a Love Like This Before – Freddie McGregor
Didn't You Know – Janet Kay
100 Weight Collie Weed – Carlton Livingston
Lick Shot – Michael Palmer
The Handle – Sister Nancy
Murderer – Barrington Levy
No War – Half Pint
Bad Boy a Fire M16 – Sammy Dread

bonus tracks -
How About I Be Me - Sinead O.Connor
One Life to Live - Beres Hammond


30 December 2021

John Mellor Goes Over the Border with Jimmy Cliff


After gifting Joe Strummer's London Calling BBC radio shows, I couldn't stop listening to more of Joe's own music. I revisited The Clash, The Mescaleros, The 101'ers, & everything else. I decided heading into the new year I would post some that I though you all might like to hear.

First is Joe giving us that good old Eathquake Weather, then a few bootleg releases: When Pigs Fly (a previously unreleased soundtrack LP); Outtakes & Rarities; & the fantastic Collaborations.

Spend some time with Joe, it will be well worth the while & I'll hit you all again next year. 


Joe Strummer - Earthquake Weather, Epic EK 45372, 1989.
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King of the Bayou    
Island Hopping    
Slant Six    
Dizzy's Goatee    
Shouting Street    
Boogie with Your Children
Leopardskin Limousines    
Sikorsky Parts    
Jewellers & Bums    
Highway One Zero Street    
Ride Your Donkey
Passport to Detroit    

bonus tracks -
Punk Rock Blues
15th Brigade
Cholo Vest
Baby O'Boogie
Mango Street 



Side One -
When Pigs Fly    
Pouring Rain    
Rose of Erin    
Ellis Island Line    
Phantom Country Fair    

Side Two -
Storm in a D-Cup    
Free at Last    
When Pigs Fly (instrumental)
Burning Lights (from I Hired a Contract Killer)    
Afro Cuban Be-Bop (from I Hired a Contract Killer)    
Victory Lane (from Dr Chance)    
Junco Partner (acoustic) 

War Cry
Yalla Yalla
15th Brigade - these come from the mid-nineties period prior to the creation of The Mescaleros.  

Louisiana Turnpike
Search Party
Plymouth Roadrunner
Outta Space
Japanese Cars
Cholo Vest - these are the songs deleted from the Permanent Record OST as Joe had intended it.

Brand New Cadillac - encore from the Hollywood Palladium Pretenders show on Nov. 11,1994.

Generations (with Electric Dog House)
Salsa y Ketchup (with Zander Schloss)
Yalla Yalla (Norro's King Dub)
Return of the Blues Cowboy (with Jools Holland)
Straight Shooter (with Latino Rockabilly War)
Over the Border (with Jimmy Cliff)
Redemption Song (with Jimmy Cliff)
Living in the Flood (with Horace Andy)
The Harder They Come (with The Long Beach All Stars)
Just the One (with The Levellers)
Time & a Tide (with the Mescaleros)
Turkish Song of the Damned (with the Pogues)
Ocean of Dreams (with Steve Jones)
Let’s Get a Bit of Rockin' (with the 101'ers)
Ride Your Donkey (with Latino Rockabilly War)
Guitar Slinger (with Brian Setzer)
MacDougall Street Blues (with Jack Kerouac)
Junco Partner (with Billy Bragg)
Rockets Galore (with Mikey Dread)
Ghetto Defendant (with Allen Ginsberg)


23 December 2021

London Calling the Punk Warlord, Come in Please!

This is the project I've been working on to gift to everyone everywhere who loves music. 


Also to anyone like myself who really, really misses Joe. Joe's goal in life was building a family of rebels to rebuild a better world in glory. He used his music as his ethos. 



Nearly 7 hours worth of excellent musick served up by Joe himself.  I've tried to serve these up as exact as I could.  I replaced any song that I noticed had major sound problems with cleaner, better takes.  I also added Don Letts' Radio 6 Tribute to Joe Strummer as a bonus. 


Joe Strummer's London Calling BBC radio show.
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Program 1, August 31, 1998 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
This Land Is Your Land - Trini Lopez
Small Axe - U-Roy
Minuit - Earnest Ranglin & Baba Maal
Lokoko - Thu-Zahina
Long As I Can See The Light - Monkey Mafia
Martha Cecilia - Andres Landero Y Sus Conjuntos
Symbolic Language – Pacou

Program 2, September 7, 1998 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Elvis Presley
Ah, Ngai Nzambe - Luyeye Gaston
Daddy - Dust Junkies
Da Camino a la Vereda - Buena Vista Social Club
Carrick Fergus - Brian Ferry
Ja Gaita - Orquestra Emisoras Fuentes
Sandpaper Blues - Radar

Program 3,September 14, 1998 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Know Your Rights - The Clash
Groovin' - Young Rascals
Natty Rebel - U-Roy
Jullandar Shere - Cornershop
Colours - Donovan
To Love Somebody - Nina Simone
Day-O - Harry Belafonte
Izinkomo Zombango - Mzikayifani Buthelezi
Ba Boo La La - The Lion

Program 4,September 21, 1998 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Amazimuzimu - Dilika
La Cumbia Primero - Fiesta En Mi Pueblo
Domino - Van Morrison
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Boy in the Bubble- Paul Simon
Take Me with You My Darling, Take Me with You - The Master Musicians of Jajouka
(Recorded by Brian Jones)
Fever- Horace Andy
Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
La Vaca Vieja- Rufo Garrida Y Su Orquestra
It Wasn't God who Made Honky-Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells

SERIES 2 - 2000

Program 5,January 9, 2000 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
The Killer - Big Youth
Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys
Nvule N'Delela - Brenda Fassee
Little Old Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin
Y Su Conhuntos - Andres Landero Y Sus Conjuntos
Starting a New Cycle (Starting a New Life) - Van Morrison
Sala Molende - Tabu Frantal

Program 6,January 16, 2000 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Hit the Road Jack - Big Youth
Fire in Soweto - Sonny Okosun
Nursery Rhyme - Bo Diddley
I Got Life (Ain't Got No)- Nina Simone
Crawfish - Elvis Presley
Rez - Underworld

Program 7,January 23, 2000 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Cool Breeze - Big Youth
Stairway to the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald
Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones
Up Around the Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jeeny- Afel Bocoum
Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix
Shoba (Let's Go to Johannesburg) - A Sambe Siye E Goli
Swingtown - Steve Miller Band
Junco Partner - The Clash

Program 8,January 30, 2000 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
The Freedom Fighters - Ricky & Bunny (to an The Upsetters riddim)
Tous Les Garcons et Les Filles - Francoise Hardy
Gwandir - Nasha
Corinna Corinna - Bob Dylan
Syncopate- The Astronauts
Nguellel - Baba Sek
Public Enemy #1 - Max Romeo

Program 9,February 6, 2000 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Mon Amour, Ma Cherie - Amadou & Mariams
Do it Again - Beach Boys
Baby, What You Want Me to Do - Jimmy Reed
The Man Who Sold the World - LuLu
Romal - DJ Gino's Gangsters featuring Surjit Bindrakhia
Chimta -Tariq Lohar
Mehabooba - Ravi Bal

Program 10,February 13, 2000 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Feeling Time - Joy White
Azara Al Hay - Rasha
Tippy Toes - The Meters
Cumbia Saramuya - Los Corraleros De Majagual
Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones
Hatisi Tose - Bhundu Boys

SERIES 3 - 2001

Program 11,June 24, 2001 -

Top Ranking - Johnny Clarke
The Sunnyside of the Street - The Pogues
Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
Sanga Mbele Mbele - Thu Zahina
Gravel Pit - Wu-Tang Clan
Long Side Of The Old Santa Fe Trail - Jules Allen
Pennsylvania 6-5000 - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Free, Single, & Disengaged - Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns

Program 12,July 1, 2001 -

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Rock & Roll Music - The Beatles
Couchie - Yellowman
Umfaan - Ricardo Bornman
Siwuhambile Umhlaba - Amaswazi Emvelo & Mahlathini
Nervous Breakdown - Eddie Cochran
Tell it Like it Is - Nina Simone
Cinderella - Eric Monty Morris
Long Hot Summer Night - Jimi Hendrix

Program 13,July 8, 2001

Not Fade Away - The Rolling Stones
Unza Unza Time - Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra
Noisy Place - U-Roy
Raise the Alarm - Big Dog
Check Your Bucket - Eddie Bo
Gotta See Jane - R.Dean Taylor
Can I Get a Witness - Marvin Gaye
Co-operation - Franco & Sam Mangwana

Program 14,JULY 15, 2001

Radio One - Mikey Dread
Global a Go-Go - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Good to Be on the Road Back Home Again - Cornershop
Peno - Saban Bajramovic
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Roots & Culture - Shabba Ranks
Aida Baoury - Orchestra Baobab - N'Wolof
Beat on the Brat - The Ramones

Surf City - The 101'ers
Complete Control - The Clash
Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
Straight to Hell - The Clash
Beyond the Pale - Big Audio Dynamite
This is England - The Clash
Know Your Rights - The Clash
King of the Bayoo - Joe Strummer
Love Kills (Sid & Nancy OST) - Joe Strummer
Gangsterville - Joe Strummer & Latin Rockabilly War
Coma Girl - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
All in a Day - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
At the Border, Guy - Joe Strummer
The Harder They Come - Joe Strummer

Enjoy & Peace,

Dance Amongst the Stars

A special gift for Pablo from the deep vaults of Woody Dumas & C’est La Mort.

This rare recording features the great vocalist Caroline Seaman (of This Mortal Coil & 808 State)along with didgeridoo player & saxophonist Tony Waerea (This Mortal Coil), bassist Scott Rodger & drummer James Pinker (both of Dead Can Dance). With the band name Heavenly Bodies & the album title Celestial, it's easy to infer that this will be some lush, ethereal music.


Heavenly Bodies - Celestial, C’est La Mort CLM CD010, 1990.
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Rains on Me   
An Obsession   
Time Stands Still   
The Icon   
Stars Collide   
Road to Maralinga   
Shades of Love   
Sendero Luminoso

bonus tracks -
Anima (live)   
Coercion (instrumental)   
Rains on Me (Robin Guthrie remix)


22 December 2021

Naughty for Satan Claus


Although MrDave should be on the naughty list, we like naughty around here (& we like MrDave, too). So these numerous gifts are hand wrapped for him. He took some wishes from others who weren't using theirs & he claims one of the bands were his college friends, so here goes. I love a good story, ya know. I'll start with my favorite of these...Bill Fay.


UK-based singer, songwriter, & pianist Bill Fay began writing in the early 1960s while studying at university. In 1966 he recorded a demo using the mobile studio of John Boden. Impressed by the demo, ex-Them drummer Terry Noon helped Fay to sign a recording contract with Decca. Between 1967-1971 Fay released a single ("Some Good Advice" / "Screams in the Ears") & two albums, the lush, orchestrated eponymous debut & the rawer second album Time of the Last Persecution. Unfortunately, these recordings did not sell well & Decca decided to end Bill's contract shortly after the second release. He returned to the studio in the late 1970s to record a third album Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow which finally saw release in January 2005 on Durtro/Jnana Records.

After not releasing any newly recorded material for over four decades, Bill released a new album of original material in 2012, titled Life Is People. This was followed in 2015 by another new album, Who Is The Sender?, a darker but more poignant affair all together. 



Bill Fay - Who is the Sender?, Dead Oceans DOC097, 2015.
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The Geese are Flying Westward    
War Machine
How Little    
Underneath the Sun    
Something Else Ahead    
Order of the Day    
Who is the Sender?    
The Freedom to Read    
Bring it On Lord    
A Page Incomplete    
A Frail And Broken One    
World of Life
I Hear You Calling (Studio Reunion) 



Dieselhed formed in 1989 in Arcata, California & later moved to San Francisco, California, playing a blend of country, punk, & pseudo-classic rock. Drummer Heifetz spread his time between Dieselhed & the genre-bending experimentalists Mr. Bungle. Singer-songwriter Virgil Shaw previously played in Arcata outfit Brents T.V.. Bassist Ellis had been a founding member of the local disbanded funk rock band Psychefunkapus while Jonathan Segel was a former member of local indie-faves Camper Van Beethoven. 


Dieselhed - Tales of a Brown Dragon, Amarillo Records ACM-601, 1995

Brown Dragon
Butcher Boy
Wedding Song
Gravy Boat
Wipe Down the Vinyl
Pizza Box
M & M
Fork Lift Test
Aladdin's Lamp
Baby Song
Snow Blind in the Liquor Store 
Dieselhed - Shallow Water Blackout, Amarillo Records ACM-608, 1997.

Fog it Up
Produce Section
Yellow Kitchen
Inches of Air
Tea Leaves
Carving Soap
Asphalt Bib
Safety Glass
Blue Hawaiian 

Shira Small's The Line of Time & the Plane of Now was recorded in 1974 under the auspices of a senior project at The George School, a small Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pennsylvania. It is the product of Shira Small's four years away from the Wagner Projects in East Harlem. The songs came together from scribblings on a bathroom wall ("Change is life's only constant factor") & a troubling remedial math class ("The line of time & the plane of now").

Recognizing Shira's talent, her music teacher Lars Clutterham convinced Shira to record an album of original material as her senior project. The money to press the album was drummed up by pre-sales & a few generous parents, with all 500 copies being distributed to students & faculty of the George School. As far as I can tell, it is Small's only recordings except for the track “Gimme Magic” from this album which was used in the musical Journey of Persephone which was performed at the George School & released on its soundtrack.

Side 1 -
Lights Gleam Lonely
Here I Stand
Cool Dude
My Life's All Right
I Want to Lay with You

Side 2 -
Eternal Life
Gimme Magic
Touch of Blue
In an Open Field

David Holmes began DJing in Belfast in 1985. His first DJ appearance was at the Abercorn Mod Club. His first hit was the 1992 track "De Niro" as the Disco Evangelists, with Ashley Beedle & Lindsay Edwards (later of Tin Tin Out). In the early to mid-1990s, he ran two club nights in the Belfast Art College.

Holmes released his first full length album This Film's Crap Let's Slash the Seats, in July 1995. Inspired by movies & movie soundtracks, this would become a recurring theme throughout Holmes' work. The opening track "No Man's Land" was featured in the film Pi.

Holmes had spent time in New York City in the late 1980s. Minidisc recorder in hand, he
traveled throughout the five boroughs recording the sounds & voices he heard around him.

In the late 90s these recordings were blended with Holmes' production work. The final product was a 59-minute cinematic aural journey through New York's city streets. Let's Get Killed caught the attention of a large listening audience.

He continued blending recorded urban sound into his releases until the early 2000s.

In 1998 Holmes' love of cinema paid off. Actor Danny DeVito commissioned him to do the score for Steven Soderbergh's film Out of Sight. He was tapped to do the 2001 score a for Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven remake.

Finally eschewing the sound bits style he had become infatuated with, he released The Holy Pictures in 2008. Holmes has continued to score movies & television shows to date.
The Disco Evangelists - De Niro, Positiva – CDTIV-2, 1993.

De Niro (edit)
De Niro (The Spaceflight remix)
De Niro (Full Circle remix)
De Niro...The Jazz
Choirs in Vietnam (reprise)
De Niro...The Journey (93 E.Q.)

David Holmes - This Film's Crap Let's Slash the Seats, Go! Discs – 31455 9923 2, 1998.

No Mans Land
Slash the Seats   
Shake Ya Brain
Got Fucked Up Along the Way
The Atom & You   
Minus 61 in Detroit   
Inspired by Leyburn
Coming Home to the Sun

bonus CD -
Gone (First Night Without Charge)
Gone (The Kruder & Dorfmeister Session TM)
Mosh It +
Slash the Seats (Slash the Beats)
The Connecting Flight Syndrome
Smoked Oak
Gone (Alter Ego Decoding Gone Part 2)
Gone (Second Night Without Charge)

All versions of Gone featuring Sarah Cracknell
David Holmes - The Holy Pictures, Mercury 1777275, 2008.

I Heard Wonders    
The Story of the Ink    
Love Reign Over Me    
Theme / I.M.C.    
Holy Pictures    
Kill Her With Kindness    
Hey Maggy    
The Ballad of Sarah & Jack

According to many: Monoshock was one of the best bands of the 90s. If they were from Seattle instead of Illa Vista & Oakland, California you would already know that. During their six years they released a handful of 7"s, served as a backing band for Von Lmo, & created one of the classic psych albums of all time, Walk to the Fire. They were raved up by Julian Cope as one of the great unknown bands of the 90s & cited as an influence by Comets on Fire, as well as a whole slew of Japanese psych bands. Monoshock is fuzz-fueled, wah-wah damaged, riff-crazed punk rock which draws upon Hawkwind, the Stooges, Simply Saucer, & other psych-punk gods.

I don't get it, but you decide.
Monoshock - Lost Shock Vol 1 cassette, Silver Current Records DC 26, 2014.

Side A -
An Interview W/ The Monoshock
You Must be a Witch
Nobody Parts
Plain Strap Blues
Ice Gazelle

Side B -
Pour Man
No Genies in My Bottle
City Kids
19th St. Shuffle
Give Us Back Our Hands
Monoshock - Lost Shock Vol 2 cassette, Silver Current Records SC 27, 2014.

Side A -
Daylight Streakers
Submarines & Tangerines
It's Not There
This is Pop Rock

Side B -
Shrink Big Things
Chicken Boy
Two Fingers for a Top


21 December 2021

Arcane Theories about Dayton

These gifts are wrapped specially for aboynamedstew
The Jai-Alai Savant - Flight of the Bass Delegates, Gold Standard Laboratories GSL 119, 2007.
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Data Massaganna
Arcane Theories
Scarlett Johansson Why Don't You Love Me
White on White Crime
The Low Frequent See
When I Grow Up
Transmissions from the Dub Delegate
30's in the Thousands
Sugar Free
Murder Pon the Dance Hall Part II
Transmissions from the Delegate
Vengeful Blade of the Desperate
Indigenous Resistance - Dubverse, Dub Reality IR25, 2010.

Ivere...The Land (Soy Sos Remix)
This Land is Not for Sale (Attenco Emergency instrumental mix)
Brothers & Sisters (Deeder Zaman's Burning Babylon mix)
Galdino Pataxo Warrior (Swandi's Defiance in the Shadows mix)
She's Crying for Many (Freshmint mix)
Sacred Land (Dr Das Ragga mix)
Krikati (Steven Stanley Empowerment Mix)
Gladino. Truth is What We Need Dub (Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger Dub mix)
Gladino Jesus dos Santos 2010 (D. Watts Riot mix)
Continue to Fight (Ramjac's Gloriously Funky mix)
Galdino 20100 (Adrian Sherwood karaoke mix)