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

23 June 2019

Another Bill I Can’t Pay

Divination - Ambient Dub Volume I, Subharmonic SD7001-2, 1993.
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Divination One
Seven Heavens (remastered)
Tian Zhen
God Speed
Ain Soph Aour

Performers: Bill Laswell; Buckethead; Jeff Bova; Liu Sola; Nicky Skopelitis; & Robert Musso.

Dead Slow
Silent Fields
Evil Eye (remastered)
Dream Light

Performers: Bill Laswell; Jah Wobble; Jeff Bova; & Mick Harris.


20 June 2019

From Boozoo Bajou to All of You

Songs by Boozoo Bajou or pilfered from their Juke Joints, interpreted, remixed, or otherwise modified by BB.  Some downtempo Dub & Boozoo influences to while away the time.


Various - Boozoo to You, NØ Comps, 2019.

Keep Going - Boozoo Bajou
Chocolate Elvis (Boozoo Bajou Soul Sufferer Version) - Tosca
Under My Sensi - Thievery Corporation mix) - Boozoo Bajou
Get Things Strait
Get Things Strait Dub - Burnt Friedman & the Nu Dub Players
Can’t Take No More - EMO vs. Boozoo Bajou
Jah Rule
Jah Version - Rhythm & Sound with Tikiman
Second to None - Boozoo Bajou
Rainy Night in Georgia (Boozoo Bajou’s Georgia Dub) - Tony Joe White
Rowing - Dennis Bovell
Goin’ to Louisiana - John Lee Hooker
Portland Woodchamber - Boozoo Bajou
Fly Your Kite - Burnt Friedman & the Nu Dub Players
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
Babylon Vocal
Babylon Version - Rhythm & Sound with the Chosen Brothers
9 Below Zero - Boozoo Bajou
Little by Little (featuring Richie Havens) - Groove Armada
Holy Mount Zion - Wayne Jarrett
Dizzie (Boozoo Bajou mix) - Gecko Turner
Lambs Bread Collie - The Light of Saba
Way Down - Boozoo Bajou


16 June 2019

The Transcendental Cuisine --- Some More Bill

"the nova police"

Bulletin from Rewrite

"We had to call in the nova police to keep all the jokers out of the Rewrite Room --- Can’t be expected to work under these conditions...When disorder on any planet reaches a certain point, the regulating instance scans police --- otherwise --- Sput --- Another planet bites the cosmic dust..."

"The basic nova technique is very simple: Always create as many insoluble conflicts as possible & always aggravate existing conflicts..."


Abandoned Artifacts

A processed version which combines three separate overlapping readings along with a rhythm track. Original recordings courtesy of James Grauerholz from performances at The Edge, Toronto; Tuts, Chicago; & Keystone Korner, San Francisco. "Abandoned Artifacts" is a selection from Chapter One of Burrough's western novel The Place of Dead Roads.

On The Nova Lark

This selection was recorded by William S. Burroughs in the early 60's in London or Tangiers. It is a passage partially contained in The Nova Express. The background music is probably bleeding backwards from an instrument.

This recording was a press run of 2,000, available only in TALK TALK, Vol. 3, No. 6, September/October 1981. The 38 page 'zine included live performance reviews of Peter Tosh, Abuse, Sunsplash, Venture, & The Fall; interviews with Psychedelic Furs, Billy ldol, Iggy Pop, & William Burroughs; reggae, tape, & record reviews. The cover of the magazine is by William S Burroughs.

Talk Talk Publication Vol. 3 - #6, Sept. 1981.

Abandoned Artifacts featuring Martin Olson - percussion
On the Nova Lark


"Take two opposed pressure groups --- Record the most violent & threatening statements of group one with regard to group two & play back to group two --- Record the answer & take it back to group one --- back & forth between opposed groups --- This process is known as ‘feedback’ --- You can see it operating in any bar room quarrel --- In any quarrel for that matter --- Manipulated on a global scale ‘feeds back’ nuclear war & nova ---"

"These conflicts are deliberately created & aggravated by nova criminals --- "

"The Nova Mob: Sammy the Butcher; Green Tony; the Brown Artist; Jacky Blue Note; Limestone John; Izzy the Push; Hamburger Mary; Paddy the Sting; the Subliminal Kid...& Mr & Mrs T also known as Mr Bradly Mr Martin also known as the Ugly Spirit also known as Trumpistan Don thought to be the leader of the mob..."

"The success of the Nova Mob depended on a blockade of the planet that allowed them to operate with impunity --- So we moved in our agents & started to work keeping always in close touch with partisans --- The selection of local personnel posed a most difficult problem --- Frankly we found that most existing police agencies were hopelessly corrupt --- The Nova Mob had seen to that..."

"Would you rather talk to the partisans Mr & Mrs T --- Well? ---
 No terms...There are no guards capaple protect you --- Millions of voices in your dogs won’t do you a bit of good --- voices fading --- crumpled cloth bodies --- Your name fading across newspapers of the earth --- Madison Avenue machine is disconnected --- Errand boy closing their errand boys --- Won;t be much left..."

excerpts from The Ticket That Exploded by William S. Burroughs, Grove Press, 1967.


Makrosoft Theme - Makrosoft
Old Lady Sloan - WSB & the Eudoras
I Tre Merli - Yellow Magic Orchestra
Old Western Movies - WSB & Tomandandy
Rub Out the Word - Roger Holden & Rick Schneider
The Five Steps - WSB
Is Everybody In? - WSB & the Doors
You Never Existed at All - Daevid Allen
Sharkey’s Night - Laurie Anderson
Dream - Dave Ball & Genesis P. Orridge
Quick Fix - WSB & Ministry
Love Your Enemies - WSB
Rockin’ Shoes - Doug Wimbish
Ah Pook the Destroyer / Bryon Gysin’s All Purpose Bedtime Stories - WSB
Be a Superman - Yellow Magic Orchestra
Tain’t No Sin - WSB & Tom Waits
Scandal at the Jungle Hilton - WSB


"Meet Me at the Fair"

"Drifting sand, fish smells & dead eyes in doorways, shabby quarters of a forgotten city. I was beginning to remember the pawn shops, guns & brass knucks in a window, chili parlors, cheap rooming houses, a cold wind from the sea, Dead eyes seemed to be looking at some distant beginning to remember the boy, an old skating rink...any minute now...Who said Atlantic City?,,,wire rusty around jagged holes...Van’s Surgery...writing croaker...Globe Hptel...Great Atlantic Accident...name address hotel quite right?...a number...police line ahead frisking seven boys against a wall. Too late to turn back, they’d seen us. & then I saw the photographers, more photographers than a routine frisk would draw. I eased a  film grenade into my hand. A cop stepped toward us. I pushed the plunger down & brought my hands up, tossing the grenade into the air. A black explosion blotted out the set & we were running down a dark street toward the barrier Behind us the city went up in chunks."

excerpt from Port of Saints by William S. Burroughs, Blue Wind Press, 1980.


Old Pulp Magazines on White Steps

57 years after the publication of Naked Lunch, & 19 years after his death, Let Me Hang You, a compilation of Burroughs reading sections of the book set to experimental musi was released. At the end of his life, Burroughs recorded himself reading sections of the book, particularly those most explicitly dealing with the drug use & sexual debauchery which characterize the novel, in varying voices. The project, led by Hal Willner & James Grauerholz and featuring music by Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz & Eyvind Kang, was unfortunately swept under the rug for decades.

In 2015, producer Hal Willner unearthed the recordings which would eventually be Let Me Hang You, calling on the help of experimental punk / soul artist King Khan. Australian garage-punk band Frowning Clouds & vocalist M. Lamar also contributed, expanding on the unsettling nature of the musical accompaniment previously recorded by Frisell & others. Willner & Khan, linked by their previous collaboration with Lou Reed, found comfort after Reed's 2013 death by pursuing this project, honoring Burroughs, considered by many as a leading figure in paving the way for punk culture.

William S. Burroughs - Let Me Hang You, Khannibalism KK003, 2016.
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Side A -
The Exterminator
Manhattan Serenade
You Gotta Hear This
Disciplinary Procedures
The Afterbirth King
Lief the Lucky

Side B -
Let Me Hang You
Islam Incorporated
The Queen Bee
Clem Snide the Private Asshole
Gentle Reader

fragments of lost words,

14 June 2019

‘Bout Time to Drop Some Heavy Heavy Dub

Recently I bought Oku Onuora's latest recording, I've Seen. It is a fantastic slab of some crazy hybrid of 21st Century Dub / Dub poetry. It is the brainchild of Fruit Records, a roots reggae record label located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Fruits Records have dedicated themselves to roots music. They started in 2014, going to Jamaica to search out the all-but-forgotten singer I Kong. They recorded the showcase album A Little Walk, part of it in Jamaica, with legendary musicians such as Scully Simms & Dalton Browne, part of it in Europe. It was released in the spring of 2015. It marked the start of I Kong's much deserved come back.

During the same sessions, they also recorded the "Trod On" riddim & released a maxi-single featuring The Viceroys, Lone Ranger, Prince Alla, & Roberto Sanchez. These two releases became the founding stones of their label.

& all their music is on vinyl!

After A Little Walk & Trod On, they released The Inspirators, an ambitious project by Mathias Liengme (one of the four founders of Fruits Records). Recorded in 2013 in Jamaica, it features legendary musicians such as Earl "Chinna" Smith, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Lloyd Parks, & Anthony "Sangie" Davis. Not only do all four play their usual instruments on the album, but each of the artists also sings two of the eight tracks. These musicians are well known for their playing but not enough for their singing. The Inspirators project pays a tribute to their hidden talent.

Only one album was not enough for I Kong & Fruits Records to really explore all the possibilites of their collaboration. A Little Walk was recorded in one week & I Kong only worked with the instrumentals once they were already recorded. For his second release Pass it On, I Kong & the Swiss musicians created all the music together, from the first note to the final release. Some songs were built around I Kong's singing, some were written by I Kong during jam sessions, some were written by band members. So the whole effort emerged from a close collaboration. For Pass It On, I Kong bridges the generations, sharing his singing task with the great Judy Mowatt (from the I-Threes, Bob Marley's backing vocalist) on "Motherless Child", with the legendary Ken Boothe on "They Don't Know", & with the rising stars Raging Fyah on the title track "Pass It On".

Fruit Records latest release is the phenomenal Oku Onuora - I've Seen issued February 22, 2019. It features Oku along with one of my favorite JA trombonists, Rico Rodriguez. & the 18th Parallel, house band for Fruits Records.

The 18th Parallel Band: Solal Excoffier - lead guitar; Léo Marin - rhythm guitar; Doctor T - bass; Mathais Liengme - keyboards; Michael Borcard - saxophone; Anthony Buclin - trombone; Alexandre Schneiter - trumpet; & Antonin Chatelain - drums.

Oku Nagba Ozala Onuora (born Orlando Wong on March 9, 1952) is known as the "father of Jamaican dub poetry".

If you don't know  Oku's story, here's a brief synopsis: his ghetto youth, his immersion in JAs emerging radical culture, his participation in demonstrations against police violence, his involvement in armed robberies to finance ghetto schools & community centers, his arrest & 7 year sentence. Although Oku was a first time offender, because he attempted to escape prison twice (he was shot five times by police during his first  attempt), instigated a prison riot, & openly campaigned for prison reform, he was deemed a security risk & placed in maximum security (with an additional 8 years tacked on to his sentence). There he began writing poetry. Although prison guards regularly ransacked his cell & destroyed his writings, many of his poetic creations were smuggled out of prison. By 1977, Confrontation, a play he had written to be performed inside a prison was produced by JBC Radio & Echo, his first book of poetry, was published. After these events, public pressure for his released grew immensely & he was finally paroled in September 1977. The rest is history.

His bio reads like a spectacular adventure story...search it out.

After listening to I've Seen for the umpteenth time, I rounded up his other works & drowned myself in Dub & Dub poetry. All you members of the Brutha/Sistahood of Dub should be familiar with Oku & AK7's Pressure Drop from 1984.

On today's offering, Oku pays homage to the greatest progenitor of Dub.

Praise Jah.

Ion (Invaders of Nine) Records 2011-2, 1998.
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Rub a Dub
Dub a Dub
Dub It
Dub Out
Dub In
Dubnology I
Dub Art
Dub Over
Dubnology II
Dub Fi Dub
Dun On
Mello Dub
Dub Up
Dub U
Tubby Dub-a Tribute
Bubble Dub

Recorded: King Tubby's Studio, Waterhouse, Kingston., Jamaica. '88
1st Transfer / Mix: Jam Cap Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY., '88
Engineers: Scientist / G. Adams
2nd Transfer / Mix: Bass Mind Studio, Brooklyn, NY., '95
Engineer: Doctor Israel / Assisted by Oku
Final Mix: Bass Mind Studio, '97
Engineer: Francois Lardeen / Assisted by: O.H.M

Dub it like a Tubby,

13 June 2019

Shakin' the Nun

I've been following my friend Jonder's great coverage of the San Francisco early punk scene. I lived in the Bay Area in the early 80s & heard many of these powerful bands first hand.

Recently Jonder posted SAN FRANCISCO PUNK: First Wave, Part Two (1979-80). He included the second & third singles by Breakouts, a band I was particularly partial toward back in the hey-day. He had also noted: "A number of punk bands moved to SF: the Dils, the Dicks, MDC, DRI, The Lewd, Toxic Reasons, the Red Rockers. Some of them were fleeing the intolerance of the American South and the Midwest."

These two things prompted me to post up this riotous mess. Why, you might ask...

Black Kali Ma sprang from the crazed minds of Gary Floyd & friends. As you probably all know, Gary was leader & vocalist of The Dicks, one of the bands Jonder mentioned having escaped from intolerance (redneck homophobia of the Lone Star State).  The guitarist of Black Kali Ma was Danny Roman, guitarist & backing vocalist of Breakouts. So that’s why...

BKM are also: Ed Ivey (Rhythm Pigs) - bass; Bruce Ducheneaux (Assassins of God) - drums; & Lynn Perko (Dicks, Sister Double Happiness) - backing vocals.

Oh, yeah...three things...this is a fierce mighty slab of sound.

Black Kali Ma - You Ride the Pony (I’ll Be the Bunny), Alternative Tentacles Virus 237, 2000.
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Pony Side -

I’m O
Angel Face
Evil Clowns

Bunny Side -

Remain Awesome
Price We Pay
Movin’ On
Shakin’ the Nun
Roll Back Home

Thanks Jonder,

09 June 2019

06 June 2019

Mac Looked Down in the Afterglow

Good Night Tripping, Doctor.

Dr. John - Babylon, ATCO Records SD 33 270, 1969.
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Side One -

Black Widow Spider
Barefoot Lady

Side Two -

Twilight Zone
The Patriotic Flag-Waver
The Lonesome Guitar Strangler

Dr. John, the Night Tripper - Remedies, ATCO Records SD 33-316, 1970.

Side One -

Loop Garoo
What Goes Around Comes Around
Wash, Mama, Wash
Chippy, Chippy
Mardi Gras Day

Side Two -

Angola Anthem


29 May 2019

Skye Shines on the Godfrey Lads (& Us All) : Clock to Stop

When Skye][ Ross came out in 2016, I was dead chuffed. 2/3s of Morcheeba. The real Morcheeba. Skye Edwards Morcheeba.

When their latest Blaze Away came out in June of last year, I was beyond elated. Recently the tides of time have swept me through the sea-beds of trip-hop once more.

So I decided to do up some Cheeba here.

The Brothers Godfrey & Lady Skye launched "Trigger Hippie" in 1995 & Morcheeba was birthed. It was upward sailing (listen to the autobiographic "We Fell Down" & I'll guarantee you'll be hooked on this great Rock 'n' Roll saga) until 2003. But that year the GBs dismissed longtime vocalist Skye Edwards. The Godfrey brothers ran through two more singers (not to Morcheeba fan's liking, however) before producing an album of all guests vocalists. They finally asked Edwards to return in 2010.

That year they released Blood like Lemonade with only Ms. Skye on vocals. It was a spectacular reunion & a tremendous album. Once more it's been an uphill ride, not without a few bumps, emotionally taxing for all concerned. Paul & Ross had not been getting on musically or personally for quite some time. Shortly after the release of the Head Up High album in 2013, Paul decided he was leaving the band. Because of the internal tensions, HUH was not the success that Lemonade had been. It was a rough journey at best, the original trio's true swansong. In 2014 Paul Godfrey left the band.

Ross & Skye announced a new project in 2016 named Skye ][ Ross. The band started as just an acoustic duo but were soon joined by  Edward's son Jaega on drums, her husband Steve Gordon on bass & Godfrey's wife Amanda Zamolo providing backing vocals. This band is now the core of Morcheeba v4.0. Edwards took responsibility for the lyrics which had been Paul's in Morcheeba. Skye had been writing her own lyrics on her four solo releases (Back to Now being a jewel in Skye's crown) after leaving Morcheeba in 2003.

Ross & Skye then went on to release Blaze Away under the old Morcheeba moniker in 2018.

I have mainly skipped most songs from 2003s Parts of the Process, a "best of" released as Skye departed. I did include a version of "Trigger Hippie", as it was their first & "World Looking In" (a fave of mine, "Otherwise"...).  I also omitted song from The Antidote & Dive Deep as they were made sans Skye, filling the void. I have included numerous tracks from Skye's solo releases as well as Skye][ Ross (if "All My Days" & "How to Fly" aren't "classic" Morcheeba tracks, I'll eat my shorts).  2018 saw the return of Morcheeba to their former glory in the form of Blaze Away.

What a long strange but vastly worthwhile trip it's been, even though...

What's wrong with me?

Look to the sky, but watch out for trigger hippies...

Morecheeba & More: Skye; Ross; & Paul - The Morcheeba Project 2xCD, 
NØ Comps, 2019.

CD1 -

Trigger Hippie (Glide Star mix) - Morcheeba
Almost Killed Me - Skye
Love Dub - M
I Believ - S
How to Fly - Skye & Ross
Slow Down - M
Clock to Stop - S
Hypnotized - M
We Fall Down - S
Small Town - M
Beat on the Drum - M
Summertime (c12 mix)
Feet First - S&R
Love Show - S
Howling - M
Love is Rare - M
Say Amen - S
World Looking In - M

CD2 -

Little Bit Lost - Skye
Crimson - Morcheeba
Public Displays of Affection - M
All My Days - Skye & Ross
Give In - S
Set Your Sails - M
Friction - M
Easier Said than Done - M
Fragments of Freedom - M
What's Wrong with Me? - S
Recipe for Disaster - M
Let It Go - M
Otherwise (Radio edit) - M
Storm - S
Light of Gold - S&R
Sweet L.A. - M
Even Though - M
Every Little Lie - S


27 May 2019

Are You a Believer?

Do You Believe in the Westworld - Theatre of Hate
Ex Lion Tamer - Wire
The Rat - The Walkmen
Imagination - Sad Lovers & Giants
We Are Time - The Pop Group
Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure
Resurrection Joe - The Cult
Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
Nice 'n' Sleazy - The Stranglers
Blood - Editors
A Song from Under the Floorboards - Magazine
careering - Public Image Ltd.
Practice Makes Perfect - Wire
Final Solution - Pere Ubu


Give the People What They Want

I'll just keep' em coming for a while. I'm working on a Skye Edwards / Morcheeba overview, so until that's ready, these are fun.

(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go - Curtis Mayfield
The World is a Ghetto (La Pozze Latina remix) - War
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (live) - Gil Scott-Heron
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) - Marvin Gaye
Rich Get Richer - The O'Jays
Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw
Say It Loud (I'm Black & I'm Proud) - James Brown
Yes We Can, Part I - Lee Dorsey
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today) - The Temptations
Yes We Can, Part II - Lee Dorsey
Power to the People (demo) - Curtis Mayfield
Get Involved -  George Soulé
People, Get it Together - Eddie Floyd
Give the People What They Want - The O'Jays
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (album version) - Gil Scott-Heron


I Face the Rising Sun

Jonder, you didn’t say WHEN you were going on VayCay.

Hope this catches you in time &  traveling fancy. It’s a sweet rhapsody for the road.

Sylvia Plath - Peter Laughner
The Suit That Won’t Come Off - Fantastic Negrito
She was a Living Breathing Piece of Dirt - Shockabilly
Strange Little Girl - The Stranglers
Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) - Donovan
& the Beat Goes On - Prince Fatty featuring Hollie Cook
Drive Me Insane - Dead Neighbors
Nothing Means Nothing Anymore - The Alley Cats
Jackie Onassis - Human Sexual Responce
Loretta Young Silks (acoustic) - Sneaker Pimps
Touch of Style - Ace & the Eights
Boomerang Doll - Katastrophy Wife
Asharaden - Tartit
Fortune Teller - Tony Jackson with the Vibrations
Rising Sun - Art-X & The Roots Addict
Jam Jar Jail - Therapy?
School Daze - Patrick Cowley


26 May 2019

Time to Wake Up

Various - Party Up in Here, NØ Comps 2019.

Awakening - Phallus Dei
What Silence Knows (unreleased version) - Shara Nelson
Trigger Hippie (Newcheeba mix) - Morcheeba
Party Up in Here - The Brides of Funkenstein
Isn’t That Enough - Chaka Knan
Love Is a Bitch - Two Feet
Say My Name - Little Axe
2000 Light Years from Home - Sky Cries Mary
I Put a Spell on You - Bryan Ferry
Dangerous - Barbara Gogan & Hector Zazou
Modern Times (extended mix) - Latin Quarter
Dead Radio - Rowland S. Howard
Don’t Cha Know - Chaka Khan
Thought of You - Shara Nelson
Will You Come Now - Phallus Dei


25 May 2019

Tubby Goes Digital

Got a request from Dee, a visitor here at NSS, for some 80s digital dancehall. Always try to oblige.

Although I have a much greater interest in Dub than I do reggae (or dancehall), I do have a bit of the genre.  Here is a 2001 release from Pressure Sounds of some of King Tubby's contributions to the whole scene.

Pressure Sounds PSCD34, 2001.
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Temp - Anthony Red Rose
After All - King Everall
Crank Angle Part 2 - King Asha
Two Big Bull Inna One Pen - Anthony Red Rose / King Kong
Original Sound - Conroy Smith
Special Singer - King Everall
Rude Boy - Lloyd Hemmings
Dry Up Your Tears - Tinga Stewart
Dry Up Your Tears (version) - Peego / Fatman
Line Up - Johnny Osborne
Fade Away - Little John
Babylon - King Kong
Pressure Me - Lilly Melody
Automatic - King Everall
Under Me Fat Thing - Anthony Red Rose
Under Me Fat Thing (version) - Noel Davy


20 May 2019

Detritus of Rebirth

Cool Whip or Smooth Cheese?
Lisa Taylor - Secrets of the Heart, Giant Records W2 24432, 1992.
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Fallen Angel
Secrets of the Heart
Better Late than Never
Once Again Love
To Know Your Love
Make You Mine
Part of My Heart
You Could've Been with Me
I Can't Remember When
I Wanna Fall in Love Again
Did You Pray Today?


Ronny’s Got a Krush on da DJ
Ronny Jordan meets DJ Krush - Bad Brothers, Island Records PHCR-3705, 1994.

The Jackal (The Illest mix)
S**t Goes Down (but I Got Phunked Up mix)
Love I Never Had It so Good
So What! (Tuff 'N' Smooth mix)
Seasons for Change (Dawn of the Season mix)
Bad Brother (How Ya Like My Wheeel mix)


It is a Beautiful Thing, Baby
Housemartins, Beats International, Freak Power, Pizzaman, or Fatboy Slim...we all know & love him as Norman Quentin Leo Cook.. Here’s one from Fried Funk Food hisself.

Freak Power - In Dub: The Fried Funk Food EP, Island Records FREAK LP1, 1994.

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy
At Your Own Pace
Sugar Lump
Freakpower is a Beautiful Thing, Baby
My Heart Sings
Where I’m Going


Fear of Lamb
Lamb - Fear of Fours limited edition bonus disc, Fontana 314 546 417-2, 1999.

B Line (Andy Votel mix)
Górecki  (Global Communication mix)
Cottonwool (Fila Brazillia mix)
Trans Fatty Acid (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session mix)
Gold (Hipoptimist Alchemy mix)

Karmacoma or Komacaramel?  Massive Karma.

Karmacoma (Album version)
Karmacoma (Instrumental original)
Overcome - Tricky
Karmacoma (U.N.K.L.E. Situation mix)
Karmacoma (Napoli Trip)
Karmacoma (Ventom DUB Special)
Fake the Aroma (live studio recording)
Karmacoma (U.N.K.L.E. Situation instrumental mix)
Karmacoma (Bumper Ball DUB mix)
Karmacoma (live)
Overcome - Bristol
Karmacoma (U.N.K.L.E. Situation instrumental remix)
Karmacoma (Portishead experience)

& the Real Reason I Started this Series

I've mentioned before that I'm a closet tripper-hopper, well...

''Revenge of the Number'' is that reason.

Portishead - Numb single, Go! Discs GODCD 114, 1994.

Numbed in Moscow
Revenge of the Number
Earth - Linger
A Tribute to Monk & Canatella
w/ hidden track - Still Numb

Ode to C. Blackwell

''Do you think that I could forget you
After all that you done to me?
You think that I don't know
After all that I done for you?
You think that it don't show?

Efforts to build your empire,
You turned out a filthy ole liar
By shooting the stars that you fire
& I watch while the flames burn higher.

No. 1 Rip-off man
You saw the #1
You dirty rip-off man.''

Jimmy Cliff - No. 1 Rip-Off Man from Music Maker, Reprise Records MS 2188, 1974.


19 May 2019

Don’t Say Nothin'

Been gone for a while. Planting time & a big Anniversary for me has had me busy. The pause has had me rethinking a lot of things.

Thinking about Rebirth...here's the Rebirth of Cool series from 4th & Broadway / Island. There are innumerous variations on these muthas, so I'm just giving ya what I personally have in my collection. They get progressively better IMO & by Phive it's definitely alive.

Various - The Rebirth of Cool, 4th & Broadway 512 238-2, 1992
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I've Lost My Ignorance (& Don't Know Where to Find It) - Dream Warrior & Gang Starr
Raise the Flag - X Clan
Senga Abele (Lion Roar) - Manu Dibango & MC Mell'O'
Cool & Funky - Ronny Jordan
I Should've Known Better - Mica Paris
Welcome to the Story - Galliano
Family - McKoy
Try My Love - Lalomie Washburn
Kickin' Jazz - Outlaw
Step Right On - Young Disciples
Joe's Jam - Statemaster Tate
Witness the Drift - Laquan
I Come Off - Young MC
The Slow Jam - Dodge City Productions

Volume Too duplicates material from the original release as well as adding new tracks. In this case I have posted both the complete volume & the edited volume with only the new tracks. That way you can decide if you want it as released or without the redundancy. I'll try to make the choices obvious, but the choice you choose is fully & truly yours. Completist versus drive-space...you decide. I'm just here to make things more confusing.

Various - The Rebirth of Cool Too, 4th & Broadway BRLPD 582, 1992.

I've Lost My Ignorance - Dream Warriors & Gang Starr
La Raza - Kid Frost
Senga Abele (Lion Roar) - Manu Dibango & MC Mell'O'
Cool & Funky - Ronny Jordan
I Should've Known Better - Mica Paris
All for One - Brand Nubian
One to Grow On - UMC's
Family - McKoy
Try My Love - Lalomie Washburn
Kickin' Jazz - Outlaw
Looking at the Front Door - Main Source
Free Your Feelings - Slam Slam & Gang Starr
Go With the Flow - Pete Rock & C. L. Smith
Set Me Free - The Bygraves
Black Whip - Chapter & the Verse
The Slow Jam - Dodge City Productions

Various - The Rebirth of Cool 3, 4th & Broadway BRCD 590, 1993.

Chameleon - Jazz Warrior
Life Goes Around - Courtney Pine featuring Juliet Roberts
Taurus Woman - The Subterraneans featuring Mardou Fox & Jonzi
Dominican Girdles - Dana Bryant
Don't Say Nothin' - Opaz
Fever - Stereo MC's
Bad Brother - Ronny Jordan
Good Lover (Touch mix) - D-Influence
Caroline - M.C. Solaar
Big Idea (Shortwave) - The Brecker Brothers
Did You Pray Today? (Extended R&B mix) - Lisa Taylor
Man Talk (Talkin' Loud mix) - Greg Osby
Revival (Rebirth edit) - Martine Girault
People (Come On) - Dodge City Productions
Loud Minority (Club mix) - United Future Organization
Inner City Boundaries - Freestyle Fellowship

 Various - The Rebirth of Cool 4 Most, 4th & Broadway BRCDX 607, 1994.

Just Wanna Touch Her (Stoned Jazz mix) - DJ Krush
Play My Funk - Simple E
Cantamillia - Tranquility Bass
My Favourite Things - Ronny Jordan
Aftermath - Tricky
Earthsong - Batu
Crazy - Outside
Spock with a Beard - Palm Skin Productions
World Mutation (Made in His Image) - Tone Productions
Tree, Air, & Rain on the Earth - Mondo Grosso
Great Men’s Dub - Burning Spear
Soul of the People - Bread & Butter

Various - The Rebirth of Cool Phive, 4th & Broadway BRCD 617, 1995.

Friendly Pressure - Jhelisa
Eine Kleine Hed Musik - Coldcut
Karmacoma (Portishead Experience) - Massive Attack
Boundaries - Leena Conquest & Hip Hop Finger
Whipping Boy (remix) - Ben Harper
Deep Shit (Parts 1 & 2) - Kruder & Dorfmeister
Hell is Round the Corner - Tricky
Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy - Freak Power
Revenge of the Number - Portishead
Bug Powder Dust (La Funk Mob remix) Bomb the Bass & Justin Warfield
United Future Airlines (Astral Hi-Jack mix) - United Future Organization
Iniquity Worker - D-Note
Release Yo Delf (Prodigy mix) - Methos Man
Kosmos (Lynch Mob bonus beats) - Paul Weller
Nouveau Western - M.C. Solaar
Get It Together - Beastie Boys

Various - The Rebirth of Cool 6, 4th & Broadway BRCD 620, 1996.

Underwater Love - Smoke City
Claire - IO
To Forgive but Not Forget - Outside
You Are Heaven Sent - Nicolette
Cotton Wool (Fila Brazillia mix) - Lamb
Horizons - L.T.J. Bukem
Migration - Nitin Sawhney
Ponteio - Da Lata
Jazz Garage - Akasha
Feel the Sunshine - Alex Reece
Surfin' - Ernest Ranglin
Who Could It Be (Jungle Brothers radio edit) Luciano meets The Jungle Brothers
Bittersweet - Lewis Taylor
Street Player - DJ Pulse & The Jazz Cartel
Rudiments - Dave Angel

Then 4&B'way parent Island takes over & shit goes downhill fast. Chris Blackwell (the Assassin of Cool) had already sold out to Polygram UK by 1988 but hung around for ten more years before finally splitting.

Cool 7 was one of the last stabs into a dying corpse. 4th & Broadway was shut down in 1998, shortly after Blackwell left Island Records but before the merger of the PolyGram & MCA label families that became Universal Music Group. 4th & B'way's remaining hip hop artists transferred to Def Jam Recordings, but that’s another story for another day.

Various - The Rebirth of Cool 7 2xCD,  Island Records 524 487-2, 1998


Get Another Plan (Extended mix) - Abstract Truth
Mokey Jazz - Ian O'Brian
My Beat - Blaze
Size of an Elephant - Universal Being
Contrazoom - Spacer
The Redeemer - Underwolves
Where My Mind Is At - DJ Skitz alongside Roots Manuva
My History / Feel the Spirit (Afro History Pt 11) - New Sector Movements
Escravos de Jo - Kerrie & Joe
African Elation - Dean Fraser

 Tears for the Yazd - The Amalgamation of Soundz
Chemical Imbalance (DJ Die mix) - Karime Kendra
Elephant Ride - State of Bengal
Life (Da Lata mix) - Luciano
Plans & Designs - Faze Action
Na-Da (Featuring Manorama Prasad) - Tala Quintet
In at the Deep End - Bill Riley
Ballet Dance - Roni Size
Impressions - Fused Up
What Is It? - The Mighty Strinth


03 March 2019

Back to the Round-Up

This is installment three of a crazy-ass project that I started October 1, 2017 All the Usual Suspects when I posted The Elephant Table Album (a Compilation of Difficult Music). Then NSS regular W. commented: "This is a rather fantastic collection of early works from some now well know electronic/experiemntal artists." which led me to the idea of posting a full album by each band on all four sides of TETA.

When I started on October 7, & Other Galactic Funk I stated: "that...I hope I can do the other three sides before my short attention span puts the kibosh to this plan. Well, at least, here's Side One..."

I managed to post up the second side the next day Elephant Round-up Side 2. Then my mind took a walk somewhere else. But like this Elephant thaang goin' on, I never forget, even if I wander off for a while.

Here we go with Elephant Round-up Side 3 with these suspect devices: SPK; MFH; Nocturnal Emissions; Attrition; Legendary Pink Dots; & Paul Kelday.

all decryption codes in comments

Ultra-Face -
Emanation Machine R. Gie 1916
Suture Obsession
Macht Schrecken

Hyper-Face -
Ground Zero: Infinity Dose
Stammheim Torturkammer
Epilept: Convulse
Kaltbruchig Acideath

MFH - Ground Zero cassette, YHR Tapes YHR 016, 1981.

Side One -
Back to Basics
Interlude I
The Last Few Days
Tunnel Vision
Interlude II

Side Two -
Ground Zero
Open-web Soldiers
Metal for Michael
Interlude III
Behind the Darkest Clouds

Nocturnal Emissions - Spiritflesh, Earthly Delights EARTH 004, 1988.

Side One -
T' Cow's Yed
Acres of Gold
Thor's Cave
Cloud Can

Side B -
Ch'i Sea
Ape Chime
The Well is Deep
Peter’s Stone

Attrition - Death House cassette, Adventures in Reality Recordings ARR 11, 1983.
side one -

side two -
Dead of Night

Attrition - Onslaught cassette, Third Mind Records TMT06, 1983.

1st Side -

2nd Side -
Tones in Black
First Onslaught

Ding Dong Records & Tapes DDC 011, 1985.

Side A -
Flowers for the Silverman
City Ghosts
A Lust for Powder
Tower 4
Neon Gladiators

Side B -
Pendulum Turns: Reflections
Redoubt of Light
The Next Day
Across the Divide
Beast of Burden
Surge & Run

I am a fan of all things LPD-related: LPD; Edward Ka-spel; Silverman; Tear Garden; Ryan Moore; etc.

My own favorite era of LPD is the early/mid 90s. I guess I’ve posted most everything from that time-frame elsewhere on this here mess. I believe one of the few things I haven’t posted is a split with Big City Orchestra entitled Tryst 7 from 1994 on Ubuibi. I’ll remedy that right now.

The Legendary Pink Dots side is a mix of old material into a new "mega-mix: song. An interesting note about this release is that BCO & LPD both produced two mixes each, so there are actually 4 different editions of this cassette totaling 200 copies.  Here’s my copy:

Side A: Bedgceityookastraw -
Release - all as one single track

Side B: Legendary Pink Dots -
The Politics of Excess

Side 1 -
Princess of Power

Side 2 -
Epitaph for the Rainbow Warrior