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

31 January 2013

Marcel, Da Campiest

LHOOQ was an electro trip-hop band from Iceland. The band is named after a work of art by Marcel Duchamp. In 1919, Marcel Duchamp drew a moustache & goatee with a pencil on a post card reproduction of Leonardo's Mona Lisa. He named his work "L.H.O.O.Q." This, when read aloud in French, gives "Elle a chaud au cul", which means something like "She has a hot ass."

This is some smooth trip-hop in the Morcheeba or Olive vein with sexy vocals by Sara.
"A Day Lasts Forever", "BEM", & the instrumental "Peeping Tom" are particularly good.

LHOOQ are: Sara Guðmundsdóttir – vocals; Pétur Hallgrímsson – guitar; Guðni Finnsson - bass guitar; Jóhann Jóhannsson – keyboard;  & Arnar Geir Ómarsson - percusion. They issued only one EP called I Don't Want to Know (Bogus)  & this album called LHOOQ in 1998.

LHOOQ ‎– LHOOQ, Echo ‎– ECHLP 22, 1998.
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Side A:
Losing Hand
A Day Lasts Forever
Take Me Away

Side B:
Calling Me
I Don’t Want to Know (Bogus)
More to Life
Peeping Tom


29 January 2013

Now I Want Tom Trocoli's Dog

Tom Troccoli’s Dog was an SST band featuring: Black Flag roadie Tom Troccoli –guitar; Greg Ginn – bass; & SST hanger-oner Dave Claasan - drums. This album may be a low point to faithful SST fans, but the album contains undoubtedly the best ever Dylan cover. Tom's Dog’s rendition of “Girl From The North Country”, with John Doe of X being the Johnny Cash to Troccoli’s Bob Dylan is one of the finest Dylan covers I’ve ever heard. Another great song on this record is also a cover, a version of Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Play with Your Poodle”.  Don’t confuse TTD with SST, this is more Grateful Dead than Black Flag, but choose your own poison. Just something that doesn’t seem to be available that might be worth checking out.

                                          TOM TROCCOLI’S DOG – s/t LP, SST 047, 1985.

Side A:
Orcanese Faretheewell
Davo’s Boogie
Katie & Elmo
So Long
Slow Dancing

Side B:
Girl from the North Country
Play with Your Poodle
Todo Para Mi

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27 January 2013

The Bhopal Disaster

Union Carbide Productions was a Swedish rock band formed by: Ebbot Lundberg – vocals; Patrik Caganis – guitar; Björn Olsson – guitar; Per Helm – bass; & Henrik Rylander – drums; in Göteborg. They were a bunch of thuggish-sounding, Stooges-inspired pounders playing a fusion of psychedelic rock & punk rock, a bit angrier, closer to stoner rock than The Soundtrack of Our Lives (the band that emerged from the ashes of Union Carbide Productions). There are few bands who employed the Stooges primal riff - thud'n'noise better than UCP. With a background in Göteborg 's richer suburbs, the bands members built an image of lost & alienated yuppie kids on a hunt for kicks, somewhere in a fictive world between nothing to lose & adulthood’s rules. Their musick was fueled by the rampaging guitars of Patrick Caganis & Bjorn Olsson, topped off by  the half-octave, node-encrusted vocal growl of Ebbot Lundberg.

These are the original mixes completed in Chicago in 1992 & produced by Steve Albini. These are not the remixed & partially re-recorded tracks released on the RADIUM 226.05 Records label version of the album SWING which was done by Union Carbide Productions following their return to Sweden that same year.  These recordings are taken direct from the uncut DAT masters. There are two bonus tracks taken from the same session. The track “Doing Time” was previously released only as a B-side on the High Speed Energy single released in North America exclusively on the Pistpuppet label in 1993. The track “Get Riddley” is from the same session & is previously unreleased. Also included are two live tracks recorded in Europe & some closing words from Ebbot.

This may be an ‘authorized bootleg’ & it may not be available in print now, but if you’re interested in this, you might want to get it quick. Scandinavian psychedelic garage rock played the way it was meant to be played.   

Radium Records 084-98312, 1993.
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1. Hey Steve!
2. Waiting For Turns
3. High Speed Energy
4. Anytime
5. Solution
6. Turn Off The Blues
7. Chameleon Ride
8. Doing Time
9. Mr. Untitled
10. Right Phrase
11. How Do You Feel Today?
12. Gameboy (raw mix, not completed)
13. Beefhead (raw mix, not completed)
14. TV Spiders
15. Get Riddley (previously unreleased)
16. Glad to Have You Back (live)
17. Here Comes God (live)
18. Bullshit


23 January 2013

Trying the Privacy Thang!

levelofdetail left a comment over at Go Fuck Your Music Reviews asking for a possible re-upload.

I've been fishing around for a reliable file server in the clouds these days, ever since the untimely Big Brother attack on Kim Dotcom's haven in New Zealand & the wanton destruction of millions of legal (& illegal, to be sure) files. MegaUpload had been easy & reliable.

Then the fear spread like wildfire. Mediafire suspended my account for no good reason. I had no DMCA incidents. In fact, only twice in this blogs history had artists even requested that I delete files (Van Morrison & Rodney Bingenheimer), which I did immediately. Mediafire's reason was simple fear. Since then I have tried more than a dozen other options (Depositfiles & ZippyShare being the best so far).

Then on the one year anniversary of the attack on MegaUpload, Kim Dotcom & company launched a Privacy Project...MEGA. I have high hopes for its success. We all shall see.

I have re-upload levelofdetail's request to MEGA. Try it out if you choose. You'll have to check the comments on the original post to get the decryption key. The only seeming problem so far has been that MEGA uses HTML5. Now all current browsers say they are, well...current, but MEGA recommends Google Chrome. With it, everything seems quite good. They even provide a download of Chrome from their site, or you can get it from Google or many other sources.

Give it a try. Let me know. Keep your fingers crossed. There may be hope for LEGAL file sharing yet.

Enjoy the NEW privacy!

11 January 2013

Hoping Third Time's a Charm

dms left a comment over at Invisible Chains letting me know that the Invisible Chains link is no longer active. I have uploaded it twice in the past, here's hoping that the third time is a charm. I had indicated to dms that I would do it Thursday night, but time keeps on slippin' (as is said) into the future, so here it is, Friday night, but done now. You can get it here or there if you are interested in the original post or you can go here if you want to read the re-up post. So many choices, what to do? Well, you could just...


10 January 2013

Violence Against Women is Global

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 09/14/2013. Enjoy, NØ.

Sakine Cansiz, one of the founding members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK & the organization’s first senior female member, along with two other Kurdish women, Fidan Doğan (of the Brussels based Kurdish National Congress) & Leyla Söylemez, were found executed today in Paris. The executions took place as the Turkish government is negotiating with PKK leaders in Turkey. It appears to be the action of persons within the Turkish government that wish to destroy these negotiations. The PKK is hated by many hard-line Muslims because they advocate full emancipation for women. Part of their party’s platform states:
     “All laws reflecting male domination should be annulled. Violence against women, all forms of control on women’s bodies and lives resulting from outdated custom and traditional habits and bride’s price should be forbidden.” (KKP Program, 2003)
This program of the PKK is in stark contrast to the harsh anti-feminist positions of the Islamic capitalist governments of Iran, Turkey, & Iraq. Yet despite these sexist human rights positions, Turkey is still an ally of the US.

Many of the Kurds know that their national interests will never be served by the “liberating” forces of Turkey & Iran or British & American imperialism. This will only be established by the Kurds themselves, by the alliances they build with other anti-imperialist forces. British imperialism divided Kurdistan, a country with its own unique language & culture, into a minority inside the nations of Iraq, Turkey, Syria, & Iran. Today the Kurds are the largest nation without a homeland in the world. Imperialism, with its motto of divide & conquer, never has & never will solve the Kurdish question. A free & united Kurdistan will only be born through a sweeping socialist revolution that overthrows the capitalist regimes of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, & Syria while challenging the military dictates of the United States.

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