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

27 September 2014

Más Márs

Even in death, the Mars Volta still manages to entertain us.
Unreleased The Mars Volta material
published on Aug 17, 2013
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1 - Clouds/Orchestrina
2 - Molochwalker (early demo)
3 - Sea Is Rising (demo)
4 - possible Omar Rodriguez-Lopez solo demo
5 - possible ‘Casate Colmillo’ demo
6 - Postulate
7 - elements later used in the live version of “Trinkets Pale of Moon”
8 - another possible ‘Casate Colmillo’ demo
9 - Whisper To Your Flinch/Peeling Off
10 - Happiness (demo)
11 - needs a name
12 - Clouds/Orchestrina (demo)
13 - Asco Que Conmueve Los Puntos Erogenos/New York City (demo)
14 - Vicarious Atonement (demo)
15 - Clouds (Early Omar demo)

Available elsewhere, but also here.

25 September 2014

Holy Grail

It’s been quite a while that I’ve gone without anything from musical genius Bill Nelson. The posts for his music are the most visited & most enjoyed of all my posts.

For a long time, Northern Dream was the Holy Grail I was questing for from Señor Nelson. Released the year before he helmed the mighty Be Bop Deluxe, ND is quintessential Bill Nelson. 1971…this is still rock, you understand, but I’m in no way apologizing for its excellent quality. This ranks with Syd Barrett & Marc Bolan. In 2012 Cocteau Discs reissued this treasure on 180 gram vinyl. I was lucky enough to get one of the 250 limited edition records with a repro/original Smile Records cover, a 12" booklet, lyric sheet, & signed postcard. If you want this, you can find it.

The other day I was wasting some ill-gotten gain feeding my vinyl addiction & came across a copy of the Butt UK 1980 release in near-mint for less than an arm & a leg. I am going to feature one track from that mono-only release, "House of Sand" as a taste/teaser.

Fast forward ten years. Bebop had been replaced by Red noise & now red Noise was silent. Bill was on his own again. Here is another of his earliest solo ventures that I have let slip but will quickly rectify.  Quit Dreaming & Get on the Beam was released in 1981. This one is not so easy to come by here in the States. It was re-issued in Europe & the U.K. on Mercury in 2005 with seven additional bonus tracks, so if you want more than the original, search it out.

Bill Nelson – Quit Dreaming & Get on the Beam, Mercury 6359 055, 1981.
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Side 1 –
Living in My Limousine
Vertical Games
False Alarms
Decline & Fall

Side 2 –
Life Runs Out like Sand
A Kind of Loving
Do You Dream in Colour
Youth of Nation on Fire
Quit Dreaming & Get on the Beam

bonus track –
White Sounds (from the Living in My Limousine (remix) / White Sounds 12” EP – included as a bonus track on the 1986 Cocteau Records CD re-issue (as “White Sound”).

But the earliest Bill Nelson I have is on 1970s A►Austr – Musics from Holy Ground. Try that out, completists.

The photograph shows Cass Yard & the archway leading out to the main street, Kirkgate. It was taken by Mike's brother, Kevin, one Saturday in 1970. The final cover of Musics used a black screen print on a bronze card, only showing the four women in the photo above: Yvonne Carrodus, her sister Gail, Gail's friend Denise, & Shirley Levon, Mike's partner. The picture also featured Mike (on the left) & Chris Coombs (right). Bill Nelson turned up on spec. He can be seen at the rear brandishing his Gibson guitar.

 Bill playing with a couple A►Austr dudes.

A►Austr – Musics from Holy Ground, Acme 010101LP re-issue, 1995.

Side 1 –
Prelude to Change for Arthur
Thumbquake & Earthscrew
Change for Arthur
Between the Road
Hawaiian War Chant
It’s Alright

Side 2 –
Essex Queen
D Minor Minuet
A Curse on You
What Did You Go?
Grail Search

Aw, the Grail search. Circles within circles. On the wall through the archway behind Bill entering Cass Yard is a mysteriously appearing Grail image. You decide…

Yield to the Full Nelson,

20 September 2014

Phoning It in from the Bleachers

 Flying Canyon In Another World

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Track list –
Summer, Silver Lake
The Trouble behind Mr. Peterseon’s Eyes
All My Girls are Singing
Danny, Let’s Rest Here
Mr. Brandon’s Halo
Everything Dying Sings
Franklin’s There Are

Golden Hotel was: Cayce & Sidney Linder.

Flying Canyon – Flying Canyon, Soft Abuse SAB017, 2006.

Track list –
In the Reflection
Down to Summer (thanks Ib)
Crossing by Your Star
The Bull who Knew the Ring
The Dawn Curtain
This Can’t be My Home
At Night When the World Goes Quiet
Black April (hidden track)

Flying Canyon was: Cayce Linder (RIP) – vocals & guitar; Shayde Sartin – bass; & Glenn Donaldson – drums.


19 September 2014

No Class...NØ Sez, "Real Class"

Bronze Records 104 782, 1982.

Side A –
Stand by Your Man
Side B –
No Class


& Now for Somethin’…Completely Different

Tändstickorshocks – Allan Vogelan Hebban Nestas 7" (45rpm side & 33 1/3rpm side)
King Kong Records (6)-5, 1979

Kant 1 – Allan Vogalan Hebban Nestas (45rpm)
To Hell with Shell
Religion pt. 1
Kill for Peace
Religion pt. 2
School Army Working Dying

Kant 2 – Tænkar Anderledes (33 1/3rpm)
VI Tænkar Anderledes
T Rights
Song for a Guy
It Stinks
The Wall


14 September 2014

Like Noise only much more Quiet

Art of Silence – artofsilence.co.uk 2xLP, Axiomattic Records PERM LP32, 1996.
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Disc A –
West 4

Disc B –
Who Are You?
Giant Below

Disc C –
Giant Above
Giant Within

Disc D –
Messenger of Heaven
Fear No Malice
Some Other Dream


10 September 2014

A Strange Chain of Events

It always starts with Funk.
Jonder knows I love it.
So he hits me with a tunebomb.
In the shadow of Motown.
Dennis Coffey.
The Funk Brothers.
Then the Mick Collins connection.
"I Bet Ya."
The self-titled also includes "All Your Goodies are Gone".
featuring Mayer Hawthorne & the only thing I think is,
Too short. 3:41…
Then I find a live version on YouTube.
Live in Detroit. 4:46…
Well, then there’s this.
1971. Funkadelic. Eddie Hazel. Live. 15:07
Now who's in the loser's seat???
Yes indeed.

Funkadelic – Live at Meadowbrook (Rochester Michigan September 12, 1971),
Westbound Records CDSLEWD108, 1996.
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Tracklist –
Alice in My Fantasies
Maggot Brain
I Call My Baby Pussycat (fast version)
I Call My Baby Pussycat
Good Old Music
I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody Got a Thing
All Your Goodies are Gone (The Loser’s Seat)
I’ll Bet You
You & Your Folks, Me & My Folks
Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow

Here come tha Muthaship,

07 September 2014

What is the Lowest Note on the Organ?

this A Side –
Thusly Routed We Gambol

Be Side –
Trial by Silhouette

Features Tim Hodgkinson & Bill Gilonis who run Woof Records (they both play most of the instruments) assisted by a large cast of characters: Mick Hobbs – guitar, bass, & various; Rick Wilson – keyboards, samplers, drums, & various(the above listed four would go on to form the group The Work); as well as Anna Piva, Ted barrow, Trevor Goronwy, Veronique Vincent, & others.

Enjoy…they did,

06 September 2014

Julian & 'Bubblers' have a Mexicali Stand-On

Sorry I haven't posted much recently. 
I'll try to pop on a few things as I can, but folks, it's harvest time. 
So I'll be scarce for a while, but I'll be around.

Prince Fatty meets The Mutant Hifi – Return of Gringo!, Mr. Bongo MRBLP086, 2011.
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Side A –
Transistor Cowboy
Black Powder
Plague of Locust
Wear the Black Hat (if the Black Hat Fits)
Way Back to Town
Across the Border

Side B –
Up the Creek
Moscow Mule
Son of a Thousand Fathers
 The Good, the Vlad, & the Ugly
Blondes Have More Guns
Hava Nagila