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

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


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


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


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


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

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

Poem Without Words I - The Third Meeting
Cane Hill
This Be the Verse
Hope Road
Armchair Theatre
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)
Voodoo Nipplefield
Dead Friend’s Body


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
Watching the Dancers
Real Hym
Waiting for the Calvary

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

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
Be My Powerstation featuring Fats Comet
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


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)


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

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


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."

UPDATE TO ABOVE: directly from Mickey Crash -

"Angel Lectra (David Hames) should be credited as Lead Guitar and Musical Arranger. The lead guitar parts were played by Bobby B. Wild (Bob Stojack), but he left the band before the 7 inch record release. Angel was credited as Lead Guitarist since he would be the lead guitarist from then on until he left to join The Rockcats. The Nothing was originally formed by Trixz and Angel in 1978. The first show was in December 1978 at Max's Kansas City. Trixz was banned from Max's as a result of that show, evidently because it didn't go well. I played my first gig with The Nothing shortly after at Studio Zero on December 23, 1978 and moved to NYC from Hartford the following April. Angel and I played previously in a band from CT called Electroflex, Prior to that I was in another CT based punk band called The Hysterics. There was no bass tracks on Uniformz or Scream and Cry. Phil Shoenfelt (http://www.philshoenfelt.de/) played bass in a later incarnation of The Nothing and Trixz's following band, The Cyanide Sweeties. An earlier incarnation of that band existed in the UK with Gass Wild (Tom Edwards) on drums. Gass is still performing and has a terrific NYC based band called The Love Pirates. The Nothing also added Webster Smith on Keyboards at the same time as Phil Shoenfelt after Angel left in early January, 1980. The name The Nothing was changed to The Cyanide Sweeties so we could get a gig at Max's Kansas City, which we did! That band added Ed Rollin on Sax. and performed at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and other venues. Phil Shoenfelt and I went on to play in Disturbed Furniture together and Phil switched to lead guitar.
The Nothing is: Trixz Sly - vocals; Bobby B. Wild - guitar; Phil Schoenfelt - bass; & Mickey Crash - drums."

Thank you Mick Oakleaf - NØ

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

TS 01 A -
Scream ‘n’ Cry

TS 01 B -


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.

    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