26 April 2017

STRAWBERRY ZOTS Love Operation 1991

cassette version with extra tracks
 indie pop

 

Tracklist

1 Everything's Fun
2 So I Did
3 Lonely Enough As It Is
4 Reach Out Of The Darkness
5 The Girl Who Couldn't Decide (Short Version)
6 The Girl Who Couldn't Decide (Long Version)
 



KREAMY 'LECTRIC SANTA Da Bronx Sity Chikn Machine Vol 2 1995

by request
 
stoner rock, punk, noise, avant garde
 

Tracklist

1 Bombastic Intro 0:58
2 Load Pt. 1 0:26
3 Punk Rok Sity Waysted 2:01
4 Messin Wit My Hed 1:07
5 Sugar 1:59
6 Boo Boo Boo Boo Gumbo Gumbo La La La La La #5 1:01

Triad Of Destiny
7 Whose Got Da Nu America? 5:02
8 Ikonokrap 2:19
9 O 1:03
10 Harry Pussy 1:18
11 Rabit Ass 1:29
12 Jimmys In Love (With The Slut Next Door) 1:24
13 Cavity 0:53
14 Book A Rhymes 2:08
15 Dopey Doggy 4:06
16 Gut Rock:t 0:39
17 Billion $ Punx (77 Disowns You) 0:30
18 Ga 3:00
19 Curtis 1000 3:52
20 More Ingenious Than L. Barlow 1:30
21 Kleer Puddin 2:29
22 Western Mantra 1:30
23 Red Bull 2:19
24 Crass 0:58
25 Mrs's Greens 4th Grade Classes Execution Of Hamlet W/ Random Musique Concrete (Revelation #10) 2:10
26 Francis Ford Bastard In The Year Of The Rat (Dr. Johnny Bravo Jolly D.J.B.J. Suite With Preliminary 4th Grade Execution Of Macbeth 13:00
27 Untitled 2:00
28 Untitled 1:07

RUBY BLUE Down from Above 1990

by request
 
acoustic soft alt rock
 

Tracklist

1 Primitive Man
2 The Quiet Mind - For Joe
3 Take Your Money
4 Can It Be
5 Away From Here
6 Pavan
7 Stand Together
8 Betty's Last Letter
9 Bloomsbury Blue
10 Midnight Road
11 Not Alone
12 Song Of The Mermaid
13 Something's Gone Wrong
14 Epitaph
 

ACID TEST Drop 1993



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Drop
Blending rock, funk, and techno, Acid Test were signed by Sire in 1993 for their debut album, Drop. Lucy Di Santo is the vocalist and bassist; Steve Fall plays guitar. Keyboardist Atom Percy, drummer Jim Alty, and DJ Mike Harland round out the Canadian band.

Tracklist  

1 Quicksand 0:40
2 Drop 3:37
3 Blown 4:15
4 I've Been 3:58
5.0 Untitled 0:12
5.1 Mr. Skin 4:55
6.0 Untitled 0:53
6.1 Push On 4:18
7 Song (Don't Believe Him) 5:50
8.0 Untitled 0:25
8.1 Shake 4:45
9 Dirty Back Road 3:31
10.0 Untitled 1:08
10.1 Saturate 4:06
11 Touch Me 5:39
12 Trip On This 4:35

SLOAN Twice Removed 1994

by request
 
 

Tracklist

1 Penpals 3:08
2 I Hate My Generation 2:26
3 People Of The Sky 3:37
4 Coax Me 3:26
5 Bells On 3:55
6 Loosens 5:26
7 Worried Now 2:40
8 Shame Shame 3:04
9 Deeper Than Beauty 2:40
10 Snowsuit Sound 3:47
11 Before I Do 7:04
12 I Can Feel It 3:28
 

25 April 2017

VOLCANO SUNS Career In Rock 1991

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The Bright Orange Years
Rising out of the ashes of the disbanded Mission of Burma, drummer Peter Prescott put together the Volcano Suns with bassist Jeff Weigand and guitarist Jon Williams to continue making rock music, but to do it in a lighter, less serious way than Prescott's former band. 1985 saw the band's debut, The Bright Orange Years, released on Homestead. Their second and third releases -- also on Homestead -- saw a development in the band when Weigand and Williams left after album number two, All Night Lotus Party. 1987's Bumper Crop, the Volcano Suns' third, was well received enough to get the band signed to SST for their next two albums: Farced (1988) and Thing of Beauty (1989). Considered the best lineup of them all, this incarnation (featuring the guest guitar work of David Kleiler) would be the band's last. 1991's Career in Rock (released on Quarterstick/Touch and Go) would prove to be the band's final release. In late 2005, Prescott re-formed the Volcano Suns and played reunion shows in Hoboken and Boston.

Tracklist

1 Blue Rib 3:02
2 Binds That Tie 4:44
3 Mystery Date 4:13
4 Silly Misunderstanding 6:16
5 Total Eclipse 3:57
6 Horrorscope 2:26
7 Punching Bag 2:48
8 Show 3:40
9 Sensitacho 5:32
10 Hey Monarch 2:40

ELF POWER When the Red King Comes 1997


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Vainly Clutching at Phantom Limbs
The Athens, Georgia-based Elf Power emerged as part of the second wave of bands linked to the Elephant 6 Recording Company collective, a coterie of like-minded lo-fi indie groups -- including the Apples (In Stereo), Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Olivia Tremor Control -- who shared musicians, ideas, and sensibilities. Formed by singers/multi-instrumentalists Andrew Rieger and Laura Carter, Elf Power debuted in 1995 with the self-released Vainly Clutching at Phantom Limbs, followed a year later by the Winter Hawk EP, which heralded the additions of bassist Bryan Helium and drummer Aaron Wegelin. The excellent When the Red King Comes appeared in late 1997, and two years later the group returned with A Dream in Sound; also in the spring of 1999, a series of live dates with the Olivia Tremor Control yielded the tour-exclusive EP Come On. Winter Is Coming followed a year later. In 2002, the group released the conceptual record Creatures (which saw the amicable departure of bassist Bryan Helium) and Nothing's Going to Happen, a collection of covers ranging from Gary Numan to the Misfits. Two years later, the group returned with Walking with the Beggar Boys, a decidedly more straightforward offering that included new members Eric Harris (formerly of the Olivia Tremor Control) and Craig McQuiston (formerly of the Glands). After switching to Rykodisc, Elf Power issued their eighth album, Back to the Web, in 2006. In a Cave followed two years later. In 2010, Elf Power returned with a self-titled studio effort dedicated to the band's longtime collaborator Vic Chestnutt, who had passed away in 2009. Arriving in 2013, Elf Power's 11th full-length, Sunlight on the Moon, was a return to the spontaneous creation and bedroom-recording process of their earliest days.

Tracklist

1 Step Through The Portal...
2 Into The Everlasting Time
3 The Frightened Singers
4 The Secret Ocean
5 The Arrow Flies Close
6 Icy Hands Will Never Melt Away
7 When The Red King Comes
8 The Separating Fault
9 Spectators
10 Introducing Cosmic Space
11 The Bengal Parade
12 Needles In The Camels Eyes...
13 The Silver Lake
14 It's Been A Million Years


MOONPOOLS AND CATERPILLARS Lucky Dumpling 1995

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The Glendale-based Moonpools and Caterpillars were one of the most successful bands of Philippine ancestry and released their only major-label album, Lucky Dumpling, in 1995 through Eastwest/Elektra. The strong debut was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Go-Go's, Judybats, and Jeffrey Gaines) and Jeffrey Lesser (Lou Reed, Barbra Streisand) at Bearsville Studios. Moonpools and Caterpillars were popular mainstays of the Los Angeles scene, especially on the Sunset Strip. Lead singer Kimi Ward Encarnacion had the voice and stage presence of Natalie Merchant, Bjork, and Gwen Stefani. JayJay Encarnacion brought an amazing combination of guitar sounds to the group and was influenced by U2's the Edge, 10,000 Maniacs' Robert Buck, and the Smiths' Johnny Marr. Bassist Tim DePala and drummer Gugut Salgado made up a dynamic rhythm section. Moonpools and Caterpillars have accurately been compared to Belly, the Cocteau Twins, Edna Swap, Alanis Morisette, the Cranberries, Velocity Girl, Tuscadero, Blake Babies, the Darling Buds, Liz Phair, and Veruca Salt. In spite of album sales that disappointed Elektra, Lucky Dumpling was a critical success and Volkswagon licensed multiple songs for the Jetta debut ad campaign (especially "Hear"). The band's song "Summertime" also was used in Disney's Baby-Sitters Club. Moonpools released The Pink Album in 1995 through Nobu Records. A third disc simply called Twelve Songs was for sale the night the group disbanded in 1998. Moonpools and Caterpillars were a phenomenal band that was vastly underappreciated. In a fair, just world where good taste reigned, Moonspools & Caterpillars would be household names.

Tracklist

1 Hear
2 Ren
3 Soon
4 Trampling Rose
5 Colossal Youth
6 Summertime
7 Heaven
8 Sundays
9 Traveling Song
10 Buick
11 Koo Koo Koo
12 Jubilee
13 Crazy Old World


23 April 2017

THE WEAKERTHANS Fallow 1997

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Formed after Propagandhi member John K. Samson got the itch to perform and record again after taking a sabbatical to write and start a publishing company, the Winnipeg-based Weakerthans took Samson's music in a completely different direction. Propagandhi had been known for powerful, speedy punk and overtly political lyrics, but the Weakerthans went down a more melodic and introspective path. Consisting of Red Fisher drummer Jason Tait and bassist John Sutton, the Weakerthans took their name from a line from the film adaptation of Marguerite Duras' The Lover: "Go ahead, I'm weaker than you can possibly imagine." The band prided itself on its high standards, both as political beings (shying away from large label or distribution contracts because of their connection to exploitation) and in their personal lives (promoting vegetarianism) and received critical praise for their debut album, Fallow, which was issued in 1998 on a co-operative label, G7& Welcoming Records. With the added presence of guitarist Steve Carroll, the group's second full-length, Left and Leaving, was issued in early 2000 and the Watermark EP followed a year later. By 2003, the band found a deal with Epitaph and issued Reconstruction Site, their breakthrough album. Soon after, however, Sutton left the Weakerthans, only to be replaced with bassist/keyboardist Greg Smith, and in 2007 the band released the fourth album in their ten-year tenure, Reunion Tour.

Tracklist  

1 Illustrated Bible Stories For Children 1:43
2 Diagnosis 2:41
3 Confessions Of A Futon-Revolutionist 2:15
4 None Of The Above 4:18
5 Letter Of Resignation 3:23
6 Leash 3:07
7 Wellington's Wednesdays 3:01
8 The Last Last One 3:10
9 Greatest Hits Collection 3:03
10 Sounds Familiar 2:29
11 Anchorless 3:51
12 Fallow 5:27

CEMENT

self titled 
1993

The Man with the Action Hair
1994

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Formed in the early '90s after bandleader and lead vocalist Chuck Mosley had spent time fronting Faith No More, Bad Brains, and Haircuts That Kill, Cement managed two releases on the Dutch East India imprint. While pretty much ignored critically and commercially, Cement did create some rambunctious, funky garage rock inspired by irreverent artists as varied as Mosley's prior employers Ween and Frank Zappa. While not quite as musically accomplished as their influences, Cement (Mosley, guitarist Sean Maytum, bassist Senon Williams, and drummer Doug Duffy) still made a distinct noise that wasn't without its moments. Released in 1993, the band's self-titled debut is a quasi-metal free-for-all that signaled the group's musical abandon and fascination with the power and sensibility of rock music in its rawest form. The 1994 follow-up The Man With the Action Hair has plenty of garage experimentalism of its own and a little extra. This second disc has a slightly more focused (if occasionally repetitive) texture that Faith No More fans might more readily identify with. In general, Mosley and company do a fine job on both efforts, releasing the spirit of slam-bang groove rock without ever taking their work or themselves very seriously. Finding one of these discs at your local mega-electronics outlet will be difficult and hardly worth the work for many listeners. However, connoisseurs of West Coast pseudo-art rock who scour the Net and local used bins will feel rewarded upon the discovery of either Cement disc. There are probably a few now-old-skool indie rock fans interested in finding out exactly how a Mosley-led outfit sounds when the quirky singer is in full creative control of an ambitious, yet grounded, rock outfit. For them, Cement should be a very nice surprise.

self titled

Tracklist

1 Living Sound Delay
2 Shout
3 I Feel
4 Four
5 Prison Love
6 Six
7 Blue
8 Too Beat
9 Take It Easy
10 Old Days
11 Reputation Shot
12 Chip Away
13 K.C.M.T.

 The Man with the Action Hair

Tracklist

1 The Man With The Action Hair
2 Killing An Angel
3 Pile Driver
4 Crying
5 Dancing From The Depths Of The Fire
6 Life On The Sun
7 Sleep
8 Train
9 King Arthur
10 Hotel Diablo
11 Bonnie Brea
12 Magic Number
13 Power And The Magic