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

05 August 2017

Been a Dry Spell Here as of Late

Son House, born Eddie James House, Jr.on  March 21, 1902 in Riverton, Mississippi, was a teen preacher in African American Baptist churches across the South. By his twenties he had taken to whiskey & preachin’ the Blues. He made four double-sided recordings for Paramount, this being one.

Son House - Dry Spell Blues Parts I &  II, Paramount 10“ shellac 78rpm, 1930.

Side A -
Dry Spell Blues Part I

Side B -
Dry Spell Blues Part II


18 June 2017

& it's Only the 18th

Death in June – All Pigs Must Die, Leprosy Discs LEPER CD4, 2001
decryption code in comments

tracklist –
All Pigs Must Die
Tick Tock
Disappear in Every Way
The Enemy Within
We Said Destroy II
Flies Have Their House
With Bad Blood (Tick Tock remix)
No Pig Day (Flies Have Their House remix)
We Said Destroy III
Lords Of The Sties (Disappear in Every Way remix)
Ride Out!

Recorded between October 2000 & January 2001 at Big Sound Studios Australia,
Geyer Studios Germany, & Jacob's Studios England.

Enjoy or die,

10 June 2017

Another Yoyo comp

A friend of NSS has been enjoying the previous Yoyo comps (Throw & Periscope) & wondered if I had any more. & if I did, could I post them up here. I do, & I will.


Originally scissored between the previously offerings, here’s Julep, Another Yoyo Compilation, once more thanks to the hard of Pat Maley of Yoyo Recordings in Olympia Washington. Cover art by Sam Jayne.

Various – Julep-Another Yoyo Studio Compilation, Yoyo Recordings YOYOCD2, 1993.
decryption code in comments

Cake Walk – Kreviss
She’s the One – Heavens to Betsy
Hello Kitty – Cub
Bitch Theme – Bratmobile
Lucky – Kicking Giant
Half-life – Slowpoke
Penny Lock – Crayon
Backline – Young Ginns
Leather Face – Karp
Fly Away – Tattle Tale
No More – Nikki & Rachel
Alien Movie Star – Slant 6
Dusk - Long Hind Legs
Beer is the Answer – Rockin’ Rod & the Strychnines
Turtle – Lyne
13 – Fruit Bat
Bugs in Nevada – Adickdid
Sick Friend – Chorea
Baby Blue – Tiger Trap


21 May 2017

The (un)Usual Suspects

The Suspects: Kendra Smith - vocals; Steve Wynn - guitar; Russ Tolman - guitar; Steve Suchil - bass guitar; & Gavin Blair - drums.

Kendra Smith pre-Opal; Dream Syndicate; Mazzy Star & Steve Wynn pre-Dream Syndicate

Side A -
It’s Up to You
Side B -
Talking Loud

Talking Loud/Working Proud
Wanna Be Wild
I Got a Right


TV on the Interweb

Tom Verlaine / Television – The Twilight Zone EP, Eclectic Music EM342, 1978 -1984.

Poor Circulation
Psychotic Reaction
Wild Thing

Television - Poor Circulation recorded live with Television, My Father's Place, NYC, March 20, 1978

Tom Verlaine - Psychotic Reaction & Wild Thing recorded live at The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, October 4, 1984


It's All Up in the Ari

The Slits – Live at Beat the Blues Festival, Alexandra Palace, London, 1980


Instant Hit
Heard It Through the Grapewine
Adventures Close To Home
Man Next Door
Walk About
Spend, Spend, Spend
New Town
Animal Spacier
In the Beginning There Was Rhythm
Man Next Door (again, with different lyrics)

Ari Up: vocals
Viv Albertine: guitar
Tessa Pollitt: bass
Bruce Smith: drums

The Slits - Live at Primavera Festival, Barcelona, May 29, 2010


World of Grown Ups
Typical Girls
Fade Away
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Lazy Slam
Partner from Hell
Let’s Do the Split / Vindictive

Ari Up: vocals
Michelle Hill: vocals
Hollie Cook: guitar
Tessa Pollitt: bass drummer
Anna Schulte: drums


06 May 2017

Post Ward but Still the Best

I swear it’s so. 

Finally…the first FIRST 1st good thing to happen to me this year, 
& it’s already past MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

If you can’t dig this, fuck all!

ATDI 2017
decryption code in comments

Enjoy or die,
NØ much

15 April 2017

Jah & Sun Keeping Me Sane

Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank,
RVNG Intl. FRKWYS09, 2012.
decryption code in comments

Side A –
New Binghi
Happy Song
Food Clothing and Shelter

Side B –
Thank and Praise


02 April 2017

If Memory Serves

A visitor to this dump-site (Daniel Ramos) commented recently about Material (Bill Laswell band). He mentioned that Memory Serves is his all-time favorite Material release, I have to agree that it is also one of my favorites & I have not posted it up previously. I mentioned there would be more Bills here (Nelson, Laswell, Burroughs). The last Bill was Nelson so this takes care of Laswell for a while.

Material – Memory Serves, Celluloid CEL N.Y. 5007, 1981.
decryption code in comments

Side A –
Memory Serves
Metal Test

Side B –
Conform to the Rhythm
Square Dance
Silent Land

bonus track (from later re-issue) – For a Few Dollars More


05 March 2017

Opus Illuminatus

I promised I'd post up some Bill (Nelson or Laswell or Burroughs) once I could break outta my funk (& I'm not talking about the 'adelic' kind). Well, I was listening to some Bill Nelson & the Gentlemen Rocketeers recorded in concert at Metropolis Studios, London in 2011 (included in the comments). Bill & Co. covered some of my favorite Be-bop Deluxe tunes previously heard live on 1977s Live in the Air Age (as well as ''Lady You’re a Strange Girl'' from Chimes & Rings below). You could tell the audience was thrilled to hear these great songs played once again live. I was equally thrilled & it gave me the impetus to round up this post. The first & third items are requests from fellow Nelsonophiles who visit here. They have been overlooked for far too long.

Cocteau Records has re-issued a great deal of Bill Nelson's back catalogue. If you're looking for something in particular, that would be a good place to start.

Here's a nugget that has not been rereleased yet. Originally released as part of the Demonstrations of Affection 4CD or 4CAS box sets. Written, performed, & recorded by Bill Nelson at The Echo Observatory & Studio Rose-Croix, Yorkshire 1988-89.

Bill Nelson ‎– Chimes & Rings, Cocteau Records JCCD24, 1989.
all decryption codes in comments

tracklist –

Lady You’re a Strange Girl
Kiss Goodbye
Call of the Wild
Lost to Me
Dangerous Lady
Working Man
Giving it All Away
Ice & Fire
Wonder Where We Go
Dreams of Yesterday
Sell My Soul
Back to Dream
I Wait for You
Walking Away from Paradise
Playing Jesus to her Judas
Something’s Going On
The Miracle Belongs to You

The following year Bill released a limited edition cassette commemorating the 30th anniversary of The Fresco by Jean Cocteau performed by Bill & his brother Ian. Cocteau's The Fresco was painted at Notre Dame de France, a French Catholic Church on Leicester Place, just off Leicester Square.

The eight tracks were originally created for a live performance in Wakefield Cathedral as part of the city's 1990 Arts Festival. The performance was titled 'Opus Illuminatus' & featured live improvisations on guitar (by Bill) & saxophone (by his younger brother Ian) played over interactive backing tracks (what appears on the cassette minus the improvisations). It was finally re-released April 2014 as a digital download by Sonoluxe (CD032) so I'm only going to post up the first track.

Bill & Ian Nelson – Altar Pieces cassette, Orpheus Organisation, 1990

Side A –

& while I've got you all here, this is another project involving M. Nelson…Channel Light Vessel.

They are: Bill Nelson - acoustic & electric guitars, bass guitar, percussion, e-bow, soft piano, keyboards, & vocals; Roger Eno - piano, keyboards, horn, accordion, banjo, & trundle guitar; Kate St. John - vocals, saxophone, cor anglais, & oboe; Laraaji - zithers, bells, kalimba, chimes, & alien whispers; & Mayumi Tachibana - cello & ghost girl voice.

CLV is sort of an ambient super-group democratically creating this largely improvised dreamscape with former Dream Academy member Kate St. John providing the saxophone & oboe lines, while Bill draws his exquisite atmospheric guitar doodles. Roger Eno's keyboards intertwine with Mayumi Tachibana's wispy cello & Laraaji's usual collection of random haunting rhythmic devices. There are vocals thrown in the mix, usually by Nelson or a multi-tracked St John.

Channel Light Vessel – Automatic, All Saints Records ASCD19, 1994.

tracklist –

Train Travelling North
Dog Day Afternoon
A Place We Pray For
Bubbling Blue
Flaming Creatures
Bill's Last Waltz
Thunderous Accordions
Fish Owl Moon
Little Luminaries


22 February 2017

To the Dreamstealers We Say…

Inspired by Brother Jonder, Comrade in song against this Fascist State. Brother Jonder sez; "Nathan, I thought of another song that might fit your recent series of posts: "False Leader" by Gary Clail."

Brother Sibling sez: "May he choke on our collective output."

Brother Xtm sez: "Amen"

The Brotherhood of Dub will never rest.

& for the distaff visitors who might be wondering, many of the "Brothers" are "Sisters".

False Leader (Part 1 & 2) – Gary Clail & On-U Sound System from Emotional Hooligan
These Things are Worth Fighting For – Gary Clail & On-U Sound System from Dreamstealers
The Dangerous Dance – Gary Clail from Keep the Faith
Behind Every Fortune – from Dreamstealers
Two Thieves & a Liar – Gary Clail & On-U Sound System from End of the Century Party
Privitisation Program – from Keep the Faith
Rat Race – from End of the Century Party
No Sleep Tonight – from Keep the Faith

We Must Persist…Keep the Faith,

18 February 2017

Finally Someone is Mentioning the Obvious

Thousands of shrinks joined a new group called "Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism," which quickly released a "Public Manifesto" to warn America about its leader's apparent psychosis.

The American Psychiatric Association says that anyone exhibiting five of the following nine egotistical traits has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Count up how many Trump exhibits:

1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).
2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
3. Believe that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with other special or high-status people.
4. Requires excessive admiration.
5. Has a sense of entitlement.
6. Is interpersonally exploitative.
7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.
8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her.
9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

tracklist -

Shades of Hudson - Dennis Alcapone from Keith Hudson & Friends: The Hudson Affair
Zion Youth - Dreadzone from Second Light
Zion Youth - Dreadzone (Dan Donovan mix) from Zion Youth 12" Maxi-single
Zion Youth - Alborosie featuring Sugus from Freedom & Fyah
From Creation - Thievery Corporation from The Richest Man in Babylon
Dread Lion - Lee 'Scratch' Perry & the Upsetters from Super Ape
Zion Youth - Dreadzone (Underworld mix) from Zion Youth 12" Maxi-single
Zion Youth Part 2 - Vin 'Don D. Junior' Gordon from Fe-Me-Time Zion Youth 7"
This Version - Slightly Stoopid from Meanwhile...Back at the Lab
Zion Youth - Dreadzone (Digidub mix) from Zion Youth 12" Maxi-single
Zion Youth - Dreadzone (dreadzone mix) from Zion Youth 12" Maxi-single

Mental illness is an alternate fact,

04 February 2017

A Short Step from Wage Slave to Slave

Killing Joke - Corporate Elect (Dub mix) from Corporate Elect CD single,
Spinefarm Records SPINE717573, 2012.

Yas Massa,

28 January 2017

Comply or Die

Audio Active - 3.2.8. in a Police State from Bong EP, Birdman Records BMR 027, 2000.

Where anyone against the State is a CRIMINAL no matter how innocent they are,

27 January 2017

Puppetmaster T

Mark Stewart - The Puppet Master from Edit, Crippled Dick Hot Wax! CDHW 105, 2008. 

Blacklist this regime from existence,

25 January 2017

Week One

So far, Donald Trump has...

*     Approved the Keystone Pipeline & Dakota Access pipelines.
*     Rolled back overtime protections for American workers.
*     Made it more expensive for middle-class families to buy homes.
*     Signed the "global gag rule" on abortion, which prevents international aid organizations from providing safe healthcare to women worldwide.
*     Signed an executive order for a border wall & told ABC News construction will begin "within months."

Also, New York Times reports that tomorrow he will "effectively bar the entry of people from Muslim countries."

22 January 2017

Crucial Art Leak - The Birth of DTs

Uniform - "The Killing of America" from Wake in Fright , Sacred Bones Records SBR170, 2017.

Let's Wreck the Party,

20 January 2017

We are General Ludd

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun?

Let’s Punk the Trumpocalyse

To paraphrase Jello Biafra, we've got a bigly problem now.  I'm tempted to wave a white flag, but it's high time to hoist the black one.  As the hypocrisy of Trumpocracy begins to reign, and the ghost of Joe McCarthy stalks the land, someone observed that at least we can expect some great punk rock during the next four years.  There are some great young punk bands out there such as Muuy Bien, Tenement, & Uranium Club.

Here are three dozen covers of California punk classics, from 1985s "My War" back to 1977s "Class War".  In this hour of darkness, I find it heartening to hear these bands (some new, some not) breathing fire into the embers of these timeless tales of terror.

HELLACOPTERS:  The Creeps (I Just Wanna Give You)  (Social Distortion)
BRUTAL TRUTH:  Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs  (Minutemen)
TURBONEGRO:  I Don't Care About You  (Fear)
THE SCREWS:  Kill Someone You Hate  (Red Cross)
THE ERGS:  The Todd Killings  (Angry Samoans)
BIOHAZARD:  We're Only Gonna Die   (Bad Religion)
JAPANDROIDS:  For The Love Of Ivy  (Gun Club)
PRONG:  Kids Of The Black Hole  (Adolescents)
UNSANE:  Ha Ha Ha  (Flipper)
SEPULTURA:  Drug Me  (Dead Kennedys)
PIG DESTROYER:  Deny Everything  (Circle Jerks)
THE MARS VOLTA:  Back Up Against The Wall  (Circle Jerks)
THE BRONX: Los Angeles  (X)
L7:  Bloodstains  (Agent Orange)
CEREMONY:  American Society  (Eddie & The Subtitles)
OSAMENTAH:  Hey Hey  (Descendents)
JACK O'FIRE:  Joe McCarthy's Ghost  (Minutemen)
THE REDS:  Ack Ack Ack  (Urinals)
DIE KREUZEN:  Land Of Treason  (Germs)
BLACK FORK:  A Gain, A Loss  (Plugz)
LEAVING TRAINS:  Black Hole  (Urinals)
CRIMINAL WAVE:  122 Hours Of Fear  (Screamers)
CBiHCiTY:  Out Of Vogue  (Middle Class)
THE BRIEFS: Kill The Hippies  (Deadbeats)
MELVINS:  Lexicon Devil  (Germs)
GALLOWS:  Nervous Breakdown  (Black Flag)
YOU AM I:  We're Desperate  (X)
THE BRIGGS:  We Got The Neutron Bomb  (Weirdos)
TEENGENERATE:  Wild Weekend  (Zeros)
THE DICKIES:  Solitary Confinement  (Weirdos)
THE DIDJITS:  Give It Back  (Dickies)
THE RIVER CITY TANLINES:  Nothing Means Nothing Anymore  (Alleycats)
SHADES APART:  We Are The One  (Avengers)
DILLINGER FOUR:  You're Not Blank  (Dils)
D.O.A.:  Class War  (Dils)

Let’s Wreck the Party,