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

08 July 2018

Dread Pon Some, Jah Love Pon Bim




Bim Sherman (born Jarret Lloyd Vincent - February 2, 1950 in Westmoreland, Jamaica) was a musician & singer-songwriter hailed as "reggae's sweetest voice". Bim was gifted with a haunting, ethereal voice that reached into the very heart of his listeners.

Bim Sherman did not ascribe his love of music to any one person but rather to his family, with whom he would attend church services & Sunday school. But as he became older, he began going to the local dancehalls:

"I always knew I could make the music, ever since I was small and it was all I wanted to do. I remember growing up and listening to it, singing along with it and feeling the power of it, which is the other side of roots, and feeling light-headed"

In the early seventies the young Sherman swapped trades from fisherman to electrician when he moved in with one of his brothers in central Kingston. His closest musical friends were Keith Porter & Ronnie Davis, who would go on to form the respected vocal group the Itals, but his first recording experience was with his early mentor Gladstone 'Gladdy' Anderson at the famous Treasure Isle studios. Things did not work out as well as he hoped there, or as Bim once so eloquently put it:

"things just go boof!"

In 1975 his first single to be released was "100 Year" b/w "100 Year version" which was cut at the Federal studio with Sid Bucknor as the engineer, produced by one Jarrett Tomlinson (aka Bim Sherman) & released on Micron Music Limited. "Love Forever" followed the same year, a self-financed affair on the Elements label with the Soul Syndicate band. Then came a string of tunes now recognized as reggae roots classics on Sherman's own Scorpio, Red Sea, & Sun Dew imprints ("Valley of Tears", "Tribulation", "Golden Locks", "World Go Round" & many others). These singles met with a degree of local success & appreciation which convinced Bim to continue, but in Jamaica there was always too much pressure:

"Lots of people like Randy's or Joe Gibbs want to record me, and even producers before them like Coxsone (Dodd). But its not easy in JA to get what you want out of recording and those people have a range of tricks they use to oppress you..."




Bim's first full-length album Love Forever (billed as Bim Shierman) was released on the Tribes  Man Records label, produced by Bim & Jah Lloyd, & included the title tune plus nine other previous Jamaican singles. Jah Lloyd was Lloyd Blackford, who was born in Morant Bay, Jamaica & had moved to the UK in 1961 to start Sir Coxsone Outernational, an extremely successful UK Sound System named after Jamaica's Coxsone Dodd.

Like so many other young Jamaicans in the 70s (& with encouragement from Jah Lloyd), Sherman decided to try his luck in the UK after the end of 1979s Roots Encounter tour (where he performed alongside Prince Far I, Creation Rebel, & Prince Hammer).

He moved to London where he started a friendship & business relationship with the young maverick music producer Adrian Sherwood, a long-time admirer of the singer.

Regarding Bim Sherman, Adrian Sherwood sez:

"All great singers and vocalists have one thing in common - their voice stands out like a uniquely tuned instrument that only one person can play. Bim Sherman was a singer/songwriter with a truly golden tone.  I have been throughout his whole career a huge fan. I first heard one of Bim's songs while working in PAMA records Soundville Shop in Harlesden, London, in the mid 70s ... His was like a voice from the wilderness, the lyrics and fragile power ensured that in every subsequent batch of imports I was looking out for a new Sherman record. I wasn't disappointed."

Adrian went on to buy all of the 7" pre-releases which featured the voice of Bim Sherman. It was during this time that Sherwood was developing his business collaboration with the heavyweight Jamaican DJ Prince Far I. He encouraged Prince Far I to hook up with Sherman for recording purposes. Eventually tunes such as "Down in Jamdown" (HIT DD 12) with Jah Lion & "Love Jah Only" (HIT DD II) with Jah Buzz came into the UK on the Hitrun label, a partnership venture between the young English producer Sherwood & the veteran Jamaican toaster Far I.

As part of the post-punk reggae infatuation, Bim made a name for himself recording on Sherwood's On-U Sound label. He became part of various musical collectives associated with On-U Sound, such as New Age Steppers (teamed with Ari Up, formerly of The Slits), Gary Clail & Tackhead, Singers & Players (with Congo Ashanti Roy & Prince Far-I ), Akabu, Japan's Audio Active, Sabres of Paradise, Groove Corporation, Bomb the Bass, Dub Syndicate, & Justice League of Zion.

In September 2000, Bim was diagnosed with cancer & succumbed to it on November 17, 2000 in London. His voice, song-writing, & impeccable class will never be duplicated but can be easily appreciated through his bountiful output.  

Here's an early one I've always loved. Hope you do to...



Yard International YI 05, 1979.
decryption code in comments

A Side -
It Must Be a Dream
Dreaming (Dub)
If I Can Make It
Make It (Dub)
Lamb of Judah
Judah (Dub)

B Side -
Dread Pan Some
Dread (Dub)
Tonight (Dub)
Power Chant
Chant (Dub)

A Side is Bim Sherman
B Side 1 & 2 is Bim & U. Black, 3 is Horace Andy, 4 & 5 is U. Black.
Mixed by Prince Jammy & produced by Jah Woosh.

Enjoy the heavy heavy soundz,

04 July 2018

Unknown Cases of Leftovers

As this Pickwick Records presents: The Very Best(?) of Neu Wave series grinds to a halt (to never hear New Order, OMD, Flock o' Seagulls & their ilk evermore - so glad I was a punker, not a waver when this mess was danced around - Simple Minds actually weren’t so bad), I have a doggie bag of leftovers that I’ll dump here. Good diggin’...good eatin’.

Appetizer: w/ Blaine L. Reininger; Luc Van Acker; & Virginia Astley...

Anna Domino - East & West, Les Disques Du Crépuscule ‎– TWI 187, 1984.
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Side One -
With the Day Comes the Dawn
Land of My Dreams
Review

Side Two -
Everyday, I Don't
Trust, in Love



Soup
 
The Cassandra Complex - Grenade cassette, Rouska CXUS 001, 1986.

Side C -
March 86
Wonderworld
Presents (Come of Age)
Pickup
Power

Side X -
Report from the Back
Prairie Bitch
Motherad



Salad

The Unknown Cases - Cuba, Day-Glo DGCD 42, 1995.

The Traveller
Stop the Madness
Masimba Bele
Mountains
(I'm an) Unknown Case
Memowalk
If You Want Me to Stay
Nenem Auryn
T,M.Y.S.
She Knows It
Bogota Boogie (Dub) [written by Don Van Vliedt]
Travel to the Center of Paradise
Monkey Chant
Dal Martino



Main Course

Fra Lippo Lippi - In Silence, Uniton Records UNITON 003, 1981.

Side 1 -
Out of the Ruins
A Moment like This
In Silence
Recession

Side 2 -
The Inside Veil
I Know
Quiet
Lost



Dessert

Crash Course in Science - Cakes in the Home 7", GO GO Records GO GO 004, 1979.

Side A -
Cakes in the Home

Side B -
Kitchen Motors
Mechanical Breakdown

Th-th-aaattss all,
Folks

"Better Never than Late" Moltar

Various - New Wave Club Class-X8, Antler-Subway AS 5130 CD, 1997.
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Cars (Zeus B. Held remix) - Gary Numan
Coitus Interruptus - Fad Gadget
The Alarm - Nitzer Ebb
Wahre Arbeit Wahren Lohn - Die Krupps
Game Above My Head - Blancmange
8:15 to Nowhere - Vicious Pink
Putain Putain - T C Matic
Wishing (if I has a photograph of  you) - A Flock of Seagulls
Dark Compagnion - Tuxedomoon
T.V.O.D. - The Normal
Shout - Tears for Fears
Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
Nowhere - Snowy Red
The Bunker - The Bollock Brothers

Enjoy,


bonus blast...


TC Matic - TC Matic, Parsley PP005, 1981.

Side A -
Bye Bye Till the Next Time
L’Union Fait la Force
With You
Stop Rock
The Parrot Brigade

Side B -
I’m not Like That
Give Them a Leader
Viva Boema
O La La La
Pitie pour Lui

Rock stop,

Straight, no Chaser

Various - New Wave Club Class-X7, Antler-Subway AS 5120 CD, 1996.
decryption code in comments

Making Plans for Nigel - XTC
I Love a Man in a Uniform - Gang of Four
Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5
You're No Good - ESG
It's Obvious - Au Pairs
Gathering Dust - Modern English
Mannequin - Wire
He's Read - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Soldier Soldier - Spizzenergi
The Wind Kisses Pictures - Christian Death
Fred vom Jupiter - Andreas Dorau & Die Marinas
Der Rauber und der Prinz - DAF
Yu Gung -  Einstürzende Neubauten
Collapsing New People - Fad Gadget

Enjoy,

01 July 2018

At Last! The Beginning.

Various - New Wave Club Class-X6, Antler-Subway AS 5100CD, 1992.
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In the Beginning - The Slits
Death Disco - P.I.L.
Rema-Rema - Rema-Rema
No Tears - Tuxedomoon
Final Solution - Pere Ubu
De Dag dat het Zonlicht neit Meer Scheen - Arbeid Adelt!
4 Hours - Clock DVA
October Love Song (remix)
Dreiklangsdimensionen - Rheingold
Beep Beep Love - Gruppo Sportivo
The Fashion Party - Neon Judgement
Ball of Confusion (UK version) - Love & Rockets
To Cut a Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet
Madame Butterfly (un Bel di Vedremo) - Malcolm McLaren

Enjoy,



Sticking with last post's cyberpunk (& FLAC) meme, today's bonus lossless blast...



Clock DVA - The Hacker / The Act, Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 8068, 1990.

The Hacker
The Act
The Connection Machine
The Hacker (Hacked version)
Re/ Act
Sonology of Sex
Re / Act 2

Anyone Recognize Pattern?

What? You Just Can’t Get Enough? KMFDM

Various - New Wave Club Class-X5, Antler-Subway AS 5090CD, 1992.
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White Wedding Pts. I & II (Shot Gun mix) - Billy Idol
(It's not Me) Talking - A Flock of Seagulls
A Day - Xymox
Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo mix) - Depeche Mode
Electricity (Martin Hannett mix) - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
2000 Light Years from Home (Stones cover) - The Danse Society
Premonition - Simple Minds
Art of War - Siglo XX
Moscow Idaho - The Cassandra Complex
Don't Try to Cure Yourself - They Might Be Russians
C30 C60 C90 Go - Bow Wow Wow
African Reggae - Nina Hagen
Jah War - The Ruts
Masimbabele - The Unknown Cases

Enjoy,


bonus blast (anything but Billy Idol - - - right?)...

Wrong!

IMS(tupid or hitty or omethin’)O (& yes I am a closet cyberpunk junkie), an over-looked under-rated great & possibly Billy Boy’s best, even with its miss-steps & flubs (hell, he's got Doug Wimbish on bass, come on, people, ease up on The Snarl).

To add some sweetener to the pot - FLAC 24bit 96kHz suckas.



Billy Idol - Cyberpunk re-issue, 20x files FLAC, Not on a Label, 2017.

Intro
Wasteland
Interlude 1
Shock to the System
Tomorrow People
Adam in Chains
Neuromancer
Power Junkie
Interlude 2
Love Labours On
Heroin
Interlude 3
Shangrila
Concrete Kingdom
Interlude 4
Venus
Then the Night Comes
Interlude
Mother Dawn
Outro

William & Bruce & Neal...oh my,




added bonus -


On You,
Sound

30 June 2018

Altered Images are the ANTI-CHRIST (& not in a Good Way)

Various - New Wave Club Class-X4, Antler Subway AS 5080CD, 1992.
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Human Fly - The Cramps
Warm Leatherette - The Normal
She’s Lost Control - Grace Jones
Everything’s Gone Green - New Order
How Much are They? - Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit & Holger Czukay
Acid Tabla - Suns of Arqa
She’s in Parties - Bauhaus
I Can’t Live in a Living Room - Red Zebra
Calcutta - The Names
Heartbeat - Psychedelic Furs
Our Darkness - Anne Clark
LetbYour Body Learn - Nitzer Ebb
Happy Birthday - Altered Images

Enjoy,


for the bonus blast I had expected Grace Jones or Jah Wobble (coupla my faves from the above set) but what really blasted me was...

It certainly could have been Paul Haig with the "Heaven Sent" scorcher. Here's an obscure 12" by Dub Organiser, also known as Paul Haig, (Josef K, vocalist).



Dub Organiser - I've Got a Weapon b/w It's Insane, Play Hard Records DEC 12, 1988.

Side A -
I've Got a Weapon

Side B -
It's Insane


but babee...
jump ahead in time just three short years to this blast, BLAST, BLAST,BLAST



Suns of Arqa - Total Eclipse of the Suns, Arka Sound ARKA 2108CD, 1995.

Durga Dub (Zombie remix)  - 5:07
Juggernaut (Youth & Greg Hunter remix)  -  7:23
Gavati (Bleeper & Booster remix)  - 11:18
Govinda’s Dream (United Spirits of Rhythm remix)  -  6:30
Beyond the Beyond (Yam Yam remix)  -  8:35
Inca Man (Zombie remix)  -  5:29
Tabla School (Zombie remix)  -  7:30
Acid Tabla (Adrian Sherwood remix)  -  7:35
Sully’s Reel (Swordfish remix)  -  5:27

Totally,
Dude

C is the Vitamin

Various - New Wave Club Class-X3, Antler-Subway AS 5070CD, 1992.
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Nag Nag Nag - Cabaret Voltaire
Flying Turns - Crash Course in Science
Are Friends Electric? - Gary Numan
Gioconda Smile - Poesie Noire
The Model - Kraftwerk
What We All Want - Gang of Four
Je Veux ton Amour - Section 25
Oh La La La - TC Matic
Walls of Jericho - Virgin Prunes
Shake the Mind - C Cat Trance
Rhythm - Anna Domino
Back to Nature - Fad Gadget
Magnificent Seven - The Clash
Where’s Captain Kirk? - Spizzenergi

Enjoy,


bonus blast...



Side A -
Cardboard Lamb
Crashing Song

Side B -
Flying Turns
Factory Forehead



C Cat Trance - Screaming (to be with you) 12" EP, Ink Records INK 1223, 1986.

Side One -
Screaming (to be with you)[Volta Rouge mix]

Side Two -
Let Me Sleep
Dangling on a String

Use with Care,

29 June 2018

Hope is the Dope

Various - New Wave Club Class-X2, Antler-Subway AS 5060CD, 1991.
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Passion of Lovers - Bauhaus
London Calling - The Clash
Westworld - Theatre of Hate
Sleeper in Metropolis - Anne Clark
U-Men - Front 242
A Full Rotation - Repetition
Shack Up - A Certain Ratio
Mars on Ice - Slab!
Eisbaer - Grauzone
Zanna - Luc Van Acker with Anna Domino
Is Vic There? - Department S
Suicide Commando - No More
Horror Movies - The Bollock Brothers
The Ant Can See Legs - Severed Heads

Enjoy,



bonus blast (these are for jon hope)...


Anne Clark - Hopeless Cases, 10 Records DIXCD 48, 1987.

Poem Without Words I - The Third Meeting
Homecoming
Up
Cane Hill
This Be the Verse
Now
Hope Road
Armchair Theatre
Leaving
Poem Without Words II - Journey by Night



Repetition - The Still Reflex b/w Fade Out 7", Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 012, 1981.

Side A -
A Still Reflex

Side B -
Fade Out

Sarah Osborne (later of Allez Allez) - vocals, Peter Petrol ( Spizzenergi) - guitar, A.S.D.H. (Andy Hooper) - synthesizer, Nicolas AWOL - bass, & Tim Transe - drums.



Department-S - Going Left Right 7", Stiff Records BUY 118, 1981.

Side A -
Going Left Right

Side B -
She’s Expecting You



Severed Heads - Goodbye Tonsils 12" EP, Ink Records INK 129, 1985.

Side One (45rpm) -
Goodbye Tonsils

Side Two (33 1/3rpm) -
The Ant Can See Legs
I Stand on My Head
ACME Instant Dehydrated Boulder Kit


Submissions of a Hope Fiend,

28 June 2018

Flem ish de Narcotica

Got some great responses to the compilation in the previous post so decided to offer up some more from said series.

W. - This one's for you.


Various - New Wave Club Class-X1, Antler-Subway AS 5050CD, 1991.
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Modern English - Life in the Gladhouse
Executive Slacks - The Bus
The Neon Judgement - T.V. Treated
Fehlfarben - Ein Jahr(es Geht Voran)
Polyphonic Size - Mother’s Little Helper (Stones cover)
Alien Sex Fiend - Ignore the Machine (remix)
Medium Medium - Hungry so Angry
Snowy Red - Never Alive
Arbeid Adelt! - Death Disco
Marine - Life in Reverse
The Bollock Brothers - Harley David (Son of a Bitch)
Nacht und Nebel - Movoco Syntaca
1000 Ohm - A.G.N.E.S.
Alien Sex Fiend - Ignore the Machine (original)

Enjoy & more to come,


bonus blast...


The Neon Judgement - Mabu Cage, Play it Again Sam Records BiaS 28, 1986.

Side A(over) -
Awfull Day
The Man
He’s Gonna Drop
Be Nice to Me

Side B -
Rise! (I Hope One Day)
1958
Voodoo Nipplefield
Dead Friend’s Body

Late,
Nate

24 June 2018

Che is the Narcotic


This has been a winding way. I was listening to a heavy streak of Fats Comet. I thought I remembered some song Fats Comet had done, a different more cut-up version of what became "Heaven on Earth" on Keith LeBlanc's Major Malfunction album. It turned out to be "Be My Powerstation" which had been released as a 12" single in 1983 by St. Che & later on the 1989 full-length release Narcotic by Che.

Che turned out to be Alex Johnson aka Alix Plain. Alix was a founding member of Modern Eon, a new wavish post-punk band that was part of the "New Liverpool Scene" that sprang up in 1979-1980 around Eric's Club (in a basement opposite The Cavern Club of Beatles fame). Others belonging to the "New Liverpool Scene" included Echo & the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark, Dead or Alive, Pink Military & others.


Modern Eon had a few compilation tracks & then a minor hit with "Euthenics". In June 1981 they released their only album, Fiction Tales. The songs are fueled by powerful tom-tom driven, inventive drumming provided by the band's new drummer, 17 yr. old Cliff Hewitt. Their music differs from their musical peers by occasionally adding odd analog electronics & saxophone while Alix's vocals are bathed in reverb & delivered with a smooth eloquence yet are barely intelligible. The music is moody & melodic but a certain harshness bursts through that always leaves a vaguely mysterious impression.

Following the release of Fiction Tales, a tour was arranged supporting The Stranglers. But, during rehearsal sessions Cliff Hewitt, whose drumming style had become such an integral part of the bands sound, seriously injured his wrist. He did contribute to scheduled appearances for the John Peel, Richard Skinner, & In Concert Radio One radio shows, but it soon became apparent that the rigors of a tour would be too much for him. A suitable replacement could not easily be found. The solution was that they toured with Cliff's drum tracks on a tape machine which Cliff operated.

The end of 1981 found Modern Eon at work on demos for a second album with Cliff back on his drum stool but sadly, Modern Eon faded away, never to release a follow up album.



Modern Eon - Fiction Tales, Dindisc DID 11, 1981.
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Side One -
Second Still
The Grass Still Grows
Playwrite
Watching the Dancers
Real Hym
Waiting for the Calvary

Side Two -
High Noon
Child's Play
Choreography
Euthenics
In a Strange Way
Mechanic





Both the single "Be My..." & Narcotic are a druggy mixture of dubby funk & big beats that came about as the result of Alix meeting Adrian Sherwood (who produces three songs - "Fireflies", "Imperfections", & "Be My Powerstation") & Tackhead (former Sugarhill Gang legends Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald, & Keith LeBlanc who provide all the music).


Che - Narcotic, Siren CDSRN 16, 1989.

Scream like a Swift
Fireflies in Summer
I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much
Moving the Silence
Imperfections
Be My Powerstation featuring Fats Comet
Jerusalem
View from a New Perspective
Celebrating Life


& as a bonus, here's a compilation from 1993 that has a track from Modern Eon (as well as Legendary Pink Dots, Comsat Angels, Tuxedomoon & various other NSS alumni, which is really why I added it).



Various - New Wave Soft Class-X1, Antler-Subway AS 5085, 1993.

It's a Fine Day - Jane
Night & Day - Everything but the Girl
The Treasure - Fra Lippo Lippi
I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives - Television Personalities (listed as Sid on back)
Spock's Missing - Spizz Energi
Tonight - Patrik Fitzgerald
Waiting for the Calvary - Modern Eon
Sister Europe - The Psychedelic Furs
Dark Parade (BBC Session) - The Comsat Angels
La Fête Triste - Trisomie 21
Final Day - Young Marble Giants
The Wedding - The Legendary Pink Dots
My Sex - Ultravox
Iceberg - Shoc Corridor
Burning Skies - Tones on Tail
The Stranger - Tuxedomoon

Enjoy,

16 June 2018

Dub is the Narcotic



Two of my go-tos, Lois Maffeo & Dub Selector Sound System rip it up on this maxi-single from K Records of Olympia, Washington. If you're not tapping your feet & shaking your meat, then your dead, all reet.


decryption code in comments

Side A -
Ship to Shore (Boot Party mix)
Ship to Shore (DJ Dervish’s Ship Shape remix)

Side B -
Rougher - Lois featuring DNSS
Ship to Shore (Do That)
Ship to Shore (Scat mix)

Enjoy,



09 June 2018

This Week-end...from JA


Yesterday I replaced a broken motor mount on my Beater BS 7000.


Today I decided to lay about with my girls, get as twisted as I possibly can, & listen to
Michael Campbell, Michael Williams, Vivian Jackson & some great production work by Lowell Fillmore Dunbar & Robert Warren Dale Shakespeare.

Can ya dig it?


Dread At The Controls DCLP 002, 1980.
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Stereo Side 1 -
Saturday Night Style
Industrial Spy
Headline News
Mikey Dread in Action

Stereo Side 2 -
Resignation Dub
Technical Selection
Comic Strip
Pre-Dawn Dub
Operators Choice



Prince Far-I - Voice of Thunder, Trojan Records TRLS 204, 1981.

Side One -
Ten Commandments
Tribute to Bob Marley
Hold the Fort
Every Time I Hear the Word
Head of the Buccaneer

Side Two -
Shall not Dwell in Wickedness
Give I Strength
Kingdom of God
Coming in from the Rock
Skinhead



Side One -
Deliver Me from My Enemies
Judgement Time
Blood Ago Run Down Kings Street
Love in Zimba
Zion Gate

Side Two -
Lonely Me
Stranger in Love
Pound Get a Blow
Pick the Beam
& Amlak (One God)

Various - Raiders of the Lost Dub, Island Records ILPS 9705, 1981.

Side 1 -
Indiana Jones - The Paragons
Whip that Tarantula - Ijahman Levi
The Monkey is a Spy - Black Uhuru
Pit of Snakes - Burning Spear
Well of Souls - Wailing Souls


Side 2 -
The Dub of Gold - The Viceroys
Who’s in the Tomb - Black Uhuru
Convoy Hijack - Black Uhuru
Bazooka Blast - Junior Delgado
Fire & Brimstone - Black Uhuru

Enjoy,

05 June 2018

Somethin’ from The Nothing from Nothin’


Trixz Sly (Torquill Smith) met Johnny Thunders & Jerry Nolan of The New York Dolls while they were in London in the mid-70s. He moved to New York City in 1978 where he formed The Nothing. The following year they recorded their lone 45.

By 1980, several members had left to join other bands & The Nothing broke up. Trixz later formed another band, the Cyanide Sweeties (along with Nothing bandmate Mickey Crash & Reactors guitarist Professor Ginz). They played the rock/punk clubs in NYC including CBGBs, & built a solid fan following at Max's Kansas City. Trixz played with many musicians, including The Misfits, The New York Dolls, The Sex Pistols, Billy Idol, Lou Reed, & Keith Richards.

Trixz recorded a solo 45 "Bossa Nova Baby" in 1980. He continued working with experimental music & film until his death in 2005. He partnered up with Adam West (Batman) to film a documentary on Woodstock '94, but the project was never finished. At the end of his life he was an activist for the homeless in Miami. He presented the "Homeless Bill of Rights" to the city of Miami Beach. He was found dead in his apartment. The cause of death was declared as "natural causes."

The Nothing is: Trixz Sly - vocals; Bobby B. Wild - guitar; Phil Schoenfelt - bass; & Mickey Crash - drums.


The Nothing - Scream 'n' Cry b/w Uniformz 7", Wide Awake Musik TS01 1979.

TS 01 A -
Scream ‘n’ Cry

TS 01 B -
Uniformz

Enjoy,

03 June 2018

You Urban Achievers are not Gonna Believe It



Last weekend while I was crate digging at a local thrift shop here in Sactown, I came across one of my all-time holy grail albums (as you can see from one of their show flyers, they believe in me). There are rumors galore as to whether or not any more copies of this album are extant. It was believed that the NA (Nihilist Against) had successfully destroyed all existing versions of this great 1978 German techno-pop one-off nugget Nagelbett by Autobahn.

German techno-pop pioneers Autobahn released only one album entitled Nagelbett in the late 70s. They are perhaps the best example of a band being "ahead of its time". Though they are now recognized as great innovators in the world of techno, their album was almost universally disparaged by both critics & audiences alike. Utterly demoralized, the band dissolved. All of its members fell on hard times with band leader Uli Kunkel even resorting to the adult film industry (as Karl Hungus) before disappearing from the public eye completely, without even an ethos.

Autobahn members: Uli Kunkel, Kieffer Funkel, & Franz Unkel


Autobahn - Nagelbett, Neoc International NIHIL 666, 1978.

    Saturation
    Faking It
    Hit and Run
    No Way Out
    Violate U Blue
    Beg Me
    Take It In
    Edelweiss (Club Mix)

bonus track - Girlfriend's Toe (I am the Walrus mix) from the cult flick The Drunk Chinaski

Enjoy,

30 May 2018

Cover that Fish

Karate - In the Fishtank, Konkurrent FISH 12 CD, 2005.
decryption code in comments

Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday cover)
The Only Minority (Minutemen cover)
Tears of Rage (Bob Dylan cover)
Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs (Minutemen cover)
Need a Job (Beefeater cover)
This Ain’t no Picnic (Minutemen cover)
Colors (Minutemen cover)
A New Jerusalem (Mike Hollis cover)

Enjoy,

Dogfish

decryption code in comments

Voiture en Rouge
Dog Song
Nervous Persian
A Taste of You & Me
Things Go on with Mistakes
Your Cave

Enjoy,

Fish Yoyo

decryption code in comments

Bombay Brassière
Pills, Powders, & Passion Plays
Doffen Ah Um
Theme de Yoyo
Tristano

Enjoy,