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

19 September 2016

Couldn’t Look at those Two Hawky Honkies any Longer

Ladies Love Chest Rockwell (w/ Prince Paul – vocals)
Pit Stop (Take me Home)
Anger Management
Everyone has a Summer (w/ Kid Koala)
To Catch a Thief
Lies & Alibis
Herbs, Good Hygiene, & Socks (w/ Afrika Bambaataa – vocals)
Book of the Month
Strangers on a Train
Lovage (Love that Lovage, Baby) [w/Damon Albarn – vocals)
Sex (I’m A)
Koala’s Lament (w/ Kid Koala)
Tea Time with Maseo (featuring Trugoy)
Stroker Ace
Archie & Veronica

Lovage are Dan the Automator (under his pseudonym "Nathaniel Merriweather") teamed up with Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, Kid Koala & a cast of others: Brandon "Astacio the Nudist" Arnovick – guitar; SweetP – harpschord & nose flute; & Daniel Spils – keyboards.



10 September 2016

This Sunday’s Special Served by the King

Dub to the Rescue

King Tubby – Hometown Hi-Fi (Dubplate Specials 1975 – 1979),
Jamaican Recordings JRCD051, 2013.
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tracklist –

Dub of Rights
Higher Ranking
A Stalawatt Version
King Tubby’s in Fine Style
African Sounds
Channel One Under Heavy Manners
Channel get Knockout
The Champion Version
Stealing Version
Satta Dread Dub
Crazy Dub
Dreada Version
No Love Version
Hold Them in Dub
Step it Up in Dub
Dub with a View
Dub to the Rescue
A Rougher Version


29 August 2016

Trapping 50,000 Rastas at the Ghost Mall in One Fell Swoop

Byron Black / Living Objects – The Unexpected, Broken Records BR777, 1982.
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Top Side –

Bazootie Land
Micro Macro In-Between
Meetings with Remarkable Chicks
Youth in Asia

Outré Side –

Car Don’t Work
The Unexpected
50,000 Rastas
Car Pool Love with Trudy Lee
Ghost Mall


21 August 2016

Lawrence called it “the Dark Side of the 80s”

The 700 Club – Smash the State of the Art, Slithering Disc Records SDLP002, 1986.
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Side 1 –
What’s News
Crazy Money
Apres Moi le Deluge

Side 2 –
Put on a Happy Face
Servant of Love
Exit 1 Mile

Ride the Nova-X-Press,

17 August 2016

Hope is the Purpose iN Life

Two years ago, I shared a Keith Levene compilation here called Beyond Pil.  I recently realized that Levene didn't actually play on some of the songs.   A new comp is in order, both to rectify my mistakes and to bring us up to date with Keith's newest music.  He has been busy during these past two years creating music, film, paintings, and books.  

The guitar playing that sounded like Levene to my ears on Playgroup's Epic Sound Battles was mostly the work of Sean "Hogg" Oliver (e.g., "Hoggs Might Fly" and "Machine Gun Hogg").   The late Sean Oliver was a member of Rip Rig & Panic, Float Up CP, and Crucial.  Crucial backed Judy Nylon on her Pal Judy album.  Crucial members included "Crucial Tony" Phillips, George Oban, and Nick Plytas (all of whom were in Playgroup with Sean Oliver).   

Sean Oliver was a great guitarist, and he cowrote Terence Trent D'Arby's hit "Wishing Well".  Kendall Ernest and the Pop Group's John Waddington also played guitar on Playgroup's two LP's, but (as with many On-U productions) it's not really clear who did what.  

"Recording with Creation Rebel down at The Manor was nothing short of surreal sometimes, pure madness," Levene recalled in an interview. "The credits on the sleeves were often wrong as well -- quite a few of the tunes I played on and worked on I wasn't credited for on the sleeve notes."

Levene definitely played guitar on the On-U albums Threat To Creation and War Of Words, and he played keyboards on Tunes from The Missing Channel and End of the Century Party.  Though he wasn't on Epic Sound Battles, Levene borrowed a drum track from Playgroup for his song "Back Too Black".  

This new collection only includes songs where Keef is credited.  With the addition of more recent tracks, it spans 35 years of recordings.  Levene has released two albums in the past two years: Search for Absolute Zero and the crowdfunded CZ2014.  He has also written two books about his punk years, I Was A Teenage Guitarist For The Clash and Meeting Joe.   

Levene has a youtube channel called Teenageguitarist76 with videos about his books, his film "London 1976" and his ambitious (but unrealized) plans for a young artists' education program called the London 1976 Institute.  Levene remains to this day an innovative and visionary multi-instrumentalist who never abandoned his ideals to achieve mainstream success, and whose guitar style has influenced innumerable players during the past four decades.

 tracklist   –

Cowboys International - Wish
Positive Noise - Darkness Visible (edit)
Vivien Goldman - Launderette
New Age Steppers - Nuclear Zulu (edit)
Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers - Last Sane Dream
Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers - Chemical Specialist
Jah Wobble - Not Another
Public Image Ltd. - Chant
Public Image Ltd. - Go Back
Public Image Ltd. - Lou Reed, Pt. 2
Keith Levene - Back Too Black
Keith Levene's Murder Global - Aztek Dubd
Jah Wobble & Keith Levene - Back On The Block
Jah Wobble & Julie Campbell - Phantasms Rise
Mark Stewart feat. Keith Levene - Stereotype
bentcousin feat. Keith Levene - Widening The Vision
Keith Levene - Call It A Day
Keith Levene - Til Dawn Then Another Area
Keith Levene - Original Flow
Keith Levene - Bits Of Prague

Widening your vision,

15 August 2016


This morning, The New York Times reported evidence of $12.7 million in off-the-books cash payments in Ukraine. The bags of cash were designated for Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

Sure, Manafort worked as a consultant in Ukraine for years, but off-the-books money suggests corruption. & this now bleeds into our elections as Manafort is Trump's main advisor.

Trump’s campaign is run by thugs (think Trump's fake "university") & inspired by thugs (remember Trump's hero-worship of Vladmir Putin). Can we really afford to find out what else Trump & his crew are hiding if we let them take over the White House?

14 August 2016

You Can Never Have Enough Smegma

I posted Smegma's Pig for Lepers on my previous AbsoluteEquinox Surrealist megapost.
Thought I'd deposit a bit more Smegma. This is a bit fresher than the last batch.

The CD was enhanced!!! It contained the following "Rails" Quicktime video.

This time, contributing their Smegma: Amazon Bambi; Borneo Jimmy; Burned Mind; Conroy; Dr. Id; John Logman; Ju Suk Reet Meate; Mark E.; Myrtle Tichnor; Oblivia; & Zazou Kazoo.

Smegma – Rumblings, Hanson Records HN122, 2005.
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Tracklist –

Oops #1
Johnny No!
In an Ornamental Garden
Rails (Uncoupled)
Fool for Your…
Oops #2
Oops #3


08 August 2016

Eat it...Eat it Raw!

After more than half a century as a vegetarian, I’m trying something new. My daughter is a life-long vegetarian & several years back she went vegan. She’s always giving me the business about it. We used to dine at a raw joint called The Green Boheme (they recently moved to Roseville & we haven’t made it to their new location). They always challenged everyone to go raw for a month. Well, I decided I’d one up Lao & go raw.

Now, I’m a Taurus & as bull-headed as they come, so sticking to something I start is no big deal. But man oh man…all I do now-a-days is dream about food, whether I’m awake or sleeping. Now it’s started creeping into my musick. See what you think of RAW!!!

Portion Control – Dining on the Fresh C10 cassette & flexi-disc,
In Phase Records POR CON 004, 1981.
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Side A –
Better Place
Wippy Dippy Dappy Do!

Side B –
Sweet Julia (new version)

Flexi Disc
Side 1 –
Across the Fence

Side 2 –
All of My Time
Minimal Man - Hunger is All She has Ever Known, Play it Again Sam Records BIAS71LP, 1988.

Side 1 –
A Little Surrender
Christine Says
Run, Devil, Run

Side 2 –
I Want You to Know
Dead Tired
I Heard

Bruce Gilbert – Music for Fruit, Mute STUMM77, 1991.

Side A –
Music for Fruit (edited)

Side B –
You Might be Called

Sun City Girls –Kaliflower, Abduction ABDT001, 1994.

Side One –
X + Y = Fuck You
Dead Chick in the River
& So the Dead Tongue Sang
Cigar Shaped the Moonlight
Archaeoptryx in the Slammer

Side Two –
The Venerable Uncle Tompa
I Knew a Jew Named Frankenstein

Tommy Guerrero – Soul Food Taqueria, Mo Wax MWR158CD, 2003.

Tracklist –
(intro) ‘lectric Chile Goat
Thank You (MK)
(interlude) Train of Thought
It Gets Heavy (featuring Gresham Taylor)
Thin Brown Layer
(interlude) So Many Years Ago / Terra Unfirma
Getting it Together (featuring Lyrics Born)
Another Brother Gone
Broken Blood
(interlude) & the Day Goes By
Lost Unfound
The Color of Life
Falling Awake

Tracklist –
Reason to Hide In
Weird Ideas at Work
Animal Sounds
By the Time I get Home There Won’t be Much of a Place for Me
Cut by the Brakes
Going to Switch the Lights On
New Space to Throw
Joker & clown
Close Approximation
Pack All the Things You Need
Part of a Corner

Pleasant dining,

31 July 2016

What the H?

A year ago last August I decided to brave the Wilds & started going through a folder I have called "Musick that Needs Work". That meant anything from cleaning up the sound to fixing the tags to getting the art work, whatever.

I officially launched this mess with the Art Phag post although the previous post of American Taboo was really the beginning. I decided I’d just keep on in alphawhatical order for a while longer (until boredom set in or my attention span was maxed). I made it as far as F (Fatima Mansions – The Loyaliser CD single) by the end of that year.

I didn’t get back to this ball-buster until March of this year. I slipped one in unannounced (Garbage Collector – 1988). Then I mentioned the return on March 27th this year with Good Horsey  & followed up with the GTOs.

Since then the project's been on the back burner ATS. Moving it up to the hot fire, something for today, from the letter H…how about Heat-Ray???

Heat-Ray – LOVEALLOVER, Pop Echo Records POP0011, 2009.
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Tracklist –

Come Closer
Oooh Yeah
If Love is the Drug
C’mom C’mon C’mon
Take it Down
Music from Yer Heart
Make Me
Heaven Is
Burn (Doubt)
Vampire Blues Part 2

…how about Hula???

Hula – Cut from Inside, Red Rhino Records RED35, 1983.

Side 1 –

Flesh Metal
Mother Courage
Church Juice
Murder in the Clean States

Side 2 –

Release the Grip
Dirt Talk
Stretch the Attitude

…how about Haujobb???

Haujobb – Homes & Gardens, Pendragon Records PENDRAGON REC-100, 1994.

Tracklist –

Haujobb’s State
Maternal Instinct
Eye over You
Final Race
Kilo-cycle Respirator
The Flood
Homes & Gardens (MY-1)
Skull Fission XXX
Homes & Gardens (Optimized V1.2)
Skull Fission (Not Silent)

Glad I got that mokey off my back,

29 July 2016

May Day Delivers a Sixth Flooding Victim in Palestine, TX

The Dead Texan – The Dead Texan, Kranky KRANK072, 2004.
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Tracklist –
The 6 Million Dollar Sandwich
Glen’s Goo
A Chronicle of Early Failures Pt. One
A Chronicle of Early Failures Pt. Two
Taco Me Manque
Aegina Airlines
When I See Scissors, I Cannot Help but Think of You
Girth Rides A (Horse)+
La Ballade d’Alain Georges
Beatrice Pt. One
The Struggle

Keep your head up,

25 July 2016

Musicians & Friends Again

Side A –
Selassie Dub
Fine & Confine
Ivory Coast Dub
Revolution Dub

Side B –
Motherland Dub
Riding West Dub
Dancing Dub
Corner Stone Dub

Myal Dub, Sight?

Exilee Goes Out

In the past I have delved extensively into No Wave music, one of my favorite American musick genres. Ikue Mori & Arto Lindsay of band DNA, James Chance / White / Black, Lydia Lunch / Teenage Jesus…these are some creative souls that have enriched my musical life a great deal.

No Wave was born in the lofts & walk-ups of late 70s / early 80s downtown New York City. The name came about as reaction to the term new wave. At the tail end of the 70s the record industry was trying to rebrand punk & labeled the more pop-punk bands that came in the aftermath of punk as new wave. The No Wave bands wanted to reject this pop side but they also felt no affinity to punk. They were committed to tearing down convention in the rift between sound, music, & art. One band I never posted before (but am remedying right now) is the great UT.

UT (pronounced Oot) formed in 1978, after Peter Gordon introduced Sally Young & Jacqui Ham to ex-Gynaecologists / ex-Dark Day member Nina Canal. The female presence in No Wave was never that rare. There were very few No Wave bands that represented the standard-issue 'guys/guitars' formula of rock music. However, an all-girl outfit was a slightly rarer proposition. But then, UT are an exceptional band. They really came into their own as the survivors of the original scene, the torch-bearers who took the original discordant aggressive attack onward to the next generation, especially on Griller, which was engineered by Steve Albini.

UT developed a distinctly dark sound based on free improvisation & spontaneous song writing. As with many No Wave bands, UT lacked a strong grounding in musical training, which they intentionally accentuated by changing instrumentation on each song. These methodological approaches channeled the raw energy of UT's song writing process into their live performances & finished songs (example: on "Confidential" Sally sings & plays guitar, Jacqui plays guitar, & Nina plays drums; on "Phoenix" Sally sings & plays guitar, Nina plays guitar, & Jacqui plays drums; & on "Absent Farmer Jacqui sings & plays guitar, Nina plays guitar, & Sally plays drums...& that's just in the first four songs!!!).

UT left the US in 1981 to tour with The Fall & eventually settled in London, releasing a number of albums, playing & recording until they disbanded in 1990. After a pause from 1991 to 2010, UT is back doing live dates.

UT - Conviction, Out Records OUT R03, 1985.
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Side 1 –
Absent Farmer

Side 2 –
Kcahsmahs (Spare Coconut)
Mouse Sleep
Bonus track – shamshacK (Tunococ Eraps)

UT - Early Live Life, Blast First BFFP12, 1987.

Side 1 –
Fire in Philadelphia
Brink over Chicken
Ampheta Speak
While I Wait
Mouse Sleep
Sharp’s Loose

Side 2 –
This Bliss
No Manifesto

UT - In Gut’s House 2x45rpm LP, Blast First BFFP17, 1987.

Side 1 –

Side 2 –
Big Wing

Side 3 –
Shut Fog

Side 4 –
Mosquito Botticelli
Dirty Net

UT – Griller, Blast First BFFP36LP, 1989. 
Side One –
Safe Burning
How it Goes
Posse Necks

Side Two –
Dr. No


22 July 2016

Not Exactly LPD, but Close Enough for Rock ‘n’ Roll

I haven't posted up any Legendary Pink Dots for quite some time. Most of their work is available one place or another, from the band themselves or one of the myriad fan posters like myself. I'm just kinda too lazy to go through each release I feel like sharing to find out if it's available or not. That being said, how about some The Tear Garden?

Many of the usual suspects: Edward Ka-Spel; Phil 'The Silver Man' Knight; Ryan Moore; Niels van Hoorn; Martijn de Kleer & several folks from Skinny Puppy: cEvin Key & De Green Guy.

This is a work of fragile powerful beauty that digs even deeper into the psychedelic underground than its predecessors. It's one I never get tired of hearing…

The Tear Garden – To Be an Angel Blind, the Crippled Soul Divide, Nettwerk, 1996.
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Tracklist –

Ascension Day
We the People
In Search of My Rose
Crying from Outside
Psycho 9
With Wings
Judgement Hour
New Eden
Malice Through the Looking Glass
The Habit


18 July 2016

Fist Stick Knife Gun

When I watched the video of Alton Sterling being assassinated by two police officers, intellectually I understand the decision of Micah Johnson or Gavin Long to retaliate with violence for violence, with murder for murder. But violence & mayhem are not the answers. Violence simply begets more violence & the level continually escalates.

I often seem to be sharing my reading material with visitors here. Right now I'm reading Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada.

Canada is an American educator, social activist, & author who since 1990 has been president of the Harlem Children's Zone in Harlem, New York. Harlem Children's Zone's goal is to increase high school & college graduation rates among students in Harlem. Geoff recently received the prestigious National Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, for his commitment to improving education & fighting poverty.

I am reprinting the preface…

"It was a bad summer, the summer of 1993 in New York City. Late August saw a sixteen-year-old mother accidently shot by a thirteen-year-old boy. He was trying to shoot a sixteen-year-old boy. The young mother was trying to save her baby, who was playing a few yards away. She was climbing a small fence that surrounded the playground. The bullet entered her head, killing her instantly, leaving her draped on the fence. Several days later the police arrested two other boys, both teenagers, who were accused of killing a thirteen-year-old girl. The girl was raped, cut several times with a knife, then as she lay half dead and moaning, one boy stomped on her neck, over and over. She was placed in a large box, carried to an abandoned lot, and hours later one boy came back to set the box on fire. The girls body, burned beyond recognition, was discovered by firefighters who came to put out the fire."

"Then, on August 29, a ten-year-old boy was shot. Two men had another man, their intended victim, in hand, guns out, when he broke away and ran for his life. They managed to shoot him in the thigh, also managed to shoot ten-year-old Luis Rivera in the head. The last the papers reported, Luis was in very critical condition."

"America has long had a love affair with violence and guns. It's our history, we teach it to our young. The Revolution, the 'taming of the West', the Civil War, the World Wars, and on and on. Guns, justice, righteousness, freedom, liberty---all tied to violence. Even when we try to teach about non-violence, we have to use the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., killed by the violent. I'm sorry, America, but once you get past the rhetoric what we really learn is that might does make right. Poor people have just never had any might. But they want it. Oh, how they want it."

"It is because most people in this country don't have to think about their personal safety every day that our society is still complacent about the violence that is engulfing our cities and towns. What if I were to tell you that we are approaching one of the most dangerous periods of our history since the Civil War? Rising unemployment, shifting economic priorities, hundreds of thousands of people growing up poor and with no chance of employment, never having a legal job. A whole generation who serve no useful role in America now and see no hope of a future role for themselves. A new generation, the handgun generation. Growing up under the conditions of war. War as a child, war as an adolescent, war as an adult. War never ending."

"Not like Vietnam, where Americans, if they survived, came home. The war today is home. There is not even the hope of getting out. You just survive. Day by day, hour by hour. Year after year after year."

"For the handgun generation there is no post-traumatic syndrome because there is no 'post'. We need a new term to describe what happens to people who never get out from under war conditions, maybe 'continuing traumatic stress syndrome'…The next generation might be called the Uzi generation because of their penchant for automatic weapons. These children, armed better than the police, are growing up as violent if not more so than the handgun generation.”

"And what about the police? The lesson is straight forward and clear. The police don't care. Like many others trapped in the ghettos of this country, I have learned that the police are not the answer when trouble come to your door."

"And the gun manufacturers in their greed continue to pump more and more guns into our already saturated lives."

"Some may think that violence is new, but it's not. Violence has always been around, usually concentrated amongst the poor. The difference is that we never had so many guns in our inner cities. The nature of the violent act has changed from fist, stick, and knife to the gun. But violence. I remember."
preface – Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada

Gun Club – Divinity 2x12” EP, New Rose Records ROSE262, 1991.
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Side A –
Sorrow Knows

Side B –
Richard Speck
Keys to the Kingdom
Black Hole

Side C –
Yellow  Eyes

Side D –
Fire of Love


17 July 2016

Pleasure Ruin Dub, my Botherin’ & Cistern

by 1999 the CDC were now calling themselves Crooklyn Dub Outernational…here’s

Various – Crooklyn Dub Outernational presents Certified Dope Vol. 3,
WordSound WSCD033, 1999.
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Tracklist –
Open the Gates – Blood
Valley Dub – Twilight Circus
Life – Roots Control
Off – Sir Positive
The Mystery of Shape Changing – Bill Laswell
Over the Half World – Layng Martine III
Death & Resurrection in the King’s Chamber – Scarab
Probe – Nu Seeka
U Illlllik Annog M’I Edud HeiR Dub – Lovecraft Technologies
Dusk ‘til Dawn – Slotek
Holy Dub – Scotty Hard
Proton – The Bug
My Dub Weighs a Ton - Spectre

&  2003s...

Tracklist –
Ph Neutre – Brain Damage meets Lab
The Soundless Hum of Prayer (remix) – Philosophy Major
Finite State Machine Dub – Bill Laswell
Zion Train - Modimo
Eyupsultan (King Fader mix) - Systemwide
Disco Lips – HIM
Twilight Circus meets WordSound inna Crooklyn 2003 Style – Twilight Circus
Boombastic – Roots Control
A Touch of Romance – Prince Charming
Smoke Damage – Scotty Hard
Ladies & Gentlemen…Always - Teledubgnosis
Pleasure Ruin Dub – DJ Rupture
Al Qaida (The Bass) - Spectre