Thursday, April 3, 2014

THE SPACE NEGROS Dig Archaeology (1980 - 1990) 1992




Tracklist 

1 Nazz IV 2:45
2 I Wanna Be Your Dog 2:56
3 The Best Things In Life Are Free 3:02
4 Little League 1:09
5 Go Dorothy Go (Do The Bible) 3:04
6 Sweep 0:38
7 Heart Full Of Soul 3:25
8 Batwa Pygmy Chorus 2:24
9 Crossfire/Tea For Two/Cha Cha Cha 5:32
10 I Don't Care 2:49
11 Go Commercial 3:40
12 Happenings Ten Years Time Ago (Revisited) 3:07
13 Back In The U.S.S.R. 4:28
14 Go To Hell 4:40
15 And Many, Many More 4:11
16 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 2:26
17 Too Much Talk 3:46
18 Double-Talking Heads 0:34
19 Sex Bomb 5:49
20 Robot 3:02
21 The Eighth Sea 3:00
22 The End Of Tradition 6:45
23 Fireman/Spaceman 2:39


 From Trouser Press

SPACE NEGROS

Maximum Control From Moment to Moment EP (Sounds Interesting) 1979
The Space Negros Go Commercial EP (Arf Arf) 1980 + 1984
Have a Lousy Xmas EP (Jingle Jungle/Arf Arf) 1981
The Space Negros Do Generic Ethnic Muzak Versions of All Your Favorite Underground Punk/Psychedelic Songs from the Sixties (Arf Arf) 1987
FAMILY FUN
Record (Eat) 1981


Before there was a Mission of Burma, two of its future founders played in this Boston group, alongside keyboardist/producer Erik Lindgren, a future member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. The 7-inch Maximum Contrast contains six offbeat offerings of experimental synth'n'tape tricks.
That same year, the original Space Negros fell apart; Go Commercial (shades of the Residents), another 7-inch with eight songs, is actually a Lindgren solo record. His upbeat pop songs — sort of a synth-happy R. Stevie Moore — are witty and sophisticated. The B-side includes a cover of the Yardbirds' "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago." The 1980 rendition of that classic took a Kraftwerkian electro-pop approach; the record's 1984 reissue replaced it with a heavy metal guitar version. Have a Lousy Xmas offers a topical foursome of laughable ill cheer originals (e.g., "Jingle Hell") played by Lindgren with Space Negro alumnus Roger Miller and others.
The windily titled album, recorded between 1981 and 1985 with a large number of instrumental contributors, consists entirely of exotically idiomatic (raga, bluegrass, Balkan, etc.) easy-listening instrumental interpretations of songs originally popularized by such venerable musical organizations as the Seeds, Who, Easybeats, Balloon Farm, Smoke, 13th Floor Elevators, Hotlegs and Tomorrow. Not as conceptually explosive as the Residents perhaps, but delightful.
Flipper may have a gripe against Public Image for lifting their concept of a generic record sleeve, but Family Fun — a Lindgren-led quartet — has them both beat. The cover of their 1981 EP (one side of four electro-pop tunes with Sara Goodman providing folkie vocals over the slightly off-kilter backing and a side of instrumental "EZ Listening Music") mimics the no-name products in grocery stores by carrying only the word "RECORD" stenciled over "Net Wt. 4.9 Oz. (45 RPM.) 135 g."
[Ira Robbins]

Thursday, February 20, 2014

SEVEN YEARS WAR Ranks of the Common People (year unknown)

Political hardcore outfit from Burlington, VT (USA). Active in the mid 90's.

Tracklist

1
Eighteen
2
Hibakusha
3
Caged
4
Witness
5
Nativecrown
6
Nrubaidem
7
One Of Every Three
8
Terrestrial
9
Pogrom
10
Phonemes

CHOKEHOLD Prison of Hope (year unknown)

Influential Canadian straight edge hardcore band from the mid 1990's. The band broke up in 1996 after an European tour and releasing 2 LP's and several 7" EP's. Lead vocalist Chris Logan later went on to form Goodfellow Records.
Note: not to confuse with American thrash metal band of the same name.


Tracklist  



Compilation Tracks
1
Anchor 3:30
2
Kill Me 2:51


Prison Of Hope LP
3
Turn The Page 3:40
4
Depopulation 2:29
5
Deaf To Reason 3:09
6
Lies 3:28
7
More Than Ever 3:18
8
Deception 4:46
9
Existence 4:04
10
On Fire 3:17
11
To Kill A Coward 2:57


More Than Ever Demo
12
More Than Ever 4:37
13
Deaf To Reason 3:13
14
Deception 3:38
15
Fail To See 2:49


Live Tracks
16
Intro 0:28
17
Kill Me 2:56
18
Depopulation 2:48
19
Deception 3:04
20
More Than Ever 4:18


Football Game Recording
21
The Game 4:20


Compilation Track
22
We're Not Gonna Take It 3:43


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

AGENT ATTITUDE




Hardcore from Sweden

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

HARMONICA BLUES Great Harmonica Performances of the 1920s and '30s

Artwork by Robert Crumb

Tracklist

Freeman Stowers Railroad Blues
State Street Boys (2) Crazy About You
Carver Boys Wang Wang Harmonica Blues
Lee Brown My Driving Wheel
Clarence Ashley / Gwen Foster Bay Rum Blues
Robert Hill (10) I'm Going To Write And Tell Mother
Chuck Darling Blowin' The Blues
Chuck Darling Harmonica Rag
Jaybird Coleman Man Trouble Blues
Jazz Gillum I Want You By My Side
Alfred Lewis Friday Moan Blues
Chicken Wilson* & Skeeter Hinton* House Snake Blues
Bobbie Leecan & Robert Cooksey Need More Blues
DeFord Bailey Davidson County Blues

Friday, March 22, 2013

JIM CARROLL BAND Catholic Boy 1980

 

biography

[+] by Jason Ankeny

Thursday, February 28, 2013

COPOUT self titled 1993


Copout was from Memphis, Tennessee and later became the mighty His Hero Is Gone

Tracklist

A1
Did You
A2
Colors
A3
Blind
A4
No
A5
Over There
B1
Burned Up
B2
Chained
B3
No One
B4
Epilogue