Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Trenchmouth was a Chicago-based band that fused hardcore with post-punk, no wave, reggae, jazz, industrial, and funk to create a manic and danceable hybrid completely their own. Throughout its existence, the band consisted of Damon Locks (vocals/percussion), Chris DeZutter (guitar), Wayne Montana (bass), and Fred Armisen on drums. Their third LP, Trenchmouth vs. The Light of the Sun, was released on East West Records, a division of Elektra Records. Armisen went on to be a cast member of Saturday Night Live. Locks went on to be in Super ESP and later reconvened with Montana to form The Eternals.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Native Nod were an emocore band formed in the early 90's based in the New York / New Jersey area where they'd often play shows. Their discography Today Puberty, Tomorrow The World is often considered one of the milestones in emo. Their music is a mix of dynamic slowed-down melodic parts, sometimes with spoken word vocals and fast energetic parts with half-screaming vocals. Their lyrics are well-worded, sometimes cryptic and hard to decipher. With their innovative style they heavily influenced the hardcore scene long before the term became a commercial success.
In their short lifetime as a band they only released 9 songs, divided amongst the 3 seven inch EPs Bread, Answers, and Lower GI Bleed. These 9 songs can be found on the Gern Blandsten Records discography Today Puberty, Tomorrow The World.
Chris Leo moved on to form The Van Pelt and later The Lapse, today performing as "Vague Angels". Dave Lerner joined Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and plays guitar and sings in "Spectacular Bird." Chris and Danny Leo are the brothers of Ted Leo. Danny Leo formed "tHE hOLY cHILDHOOD" and plays drums in "Dutchess" and "the Gang". Justin Simon played in We Acediasts while living in Japan, and now lives in New York, runs Mesh-Key Records and plays guitar in "Invisible Conga People."
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Fuel featured Mike Kirsch (of early Pinhead Gunpowder and a number of other notable punk rock bands) on guitar/vocals, Jim Allison on guitar/vocals, Aaron Arroyo on bass, and Jeff Stofan (also of the White Trash Debutantes at one time) on drums.
Monster 38 track compilation charts the history of Eddie Bond's Memphis-based Stomper Time Records. Created in 1957, the label released singles in styles ranging from early R&B, through to rockabilly, rock 'n roll, hillbilly and country.
Contains 38 tracks.
Full title: Stomper Time Records Story: Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies & Honky Tonkers.
Performers include: Bud Deckleman, Tommy Tuckers, Willie Mitchell, Doug Stone, Leon Starr, Jim Morgan, Stompers, Pat Ferguson, Melvin Endsley, Eddie Bond, Ray Scott, Larry Manuel, Ronnie Moore.
01 - WH0LE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON - LEON STARR
02 - FOOL I AM - PAT FERGUSON
03 - PIN STRIPE SUIT - LARRY MANUEL
04 - THE MONKEY & THE BABOON - EDDIE BOND
05 - BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN - LEON STARR
06 - WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ME - JIM MORGAN
07 - YOU HAVE THIS AND MORE - RONNIE MOORE
08 - MONKEY BUSINESS - EDDIE BOND
09 - BOY MEETS GIRL - RAY SCOTT
10 - RAG MOP - (take 2 master) - THE FOUR KINGS
11 - SHE MOVED TO KANSAS CITY - DOUG STONE
12 - TICKET TO NOWHERE - JIM MORGAN
13 - BOO BOP DA CAA CAA - EDDIE BOND
14 - BAREFOOT ROCK - BUD DECKLEMAN
15 - COMANCHE ROCK 'N' ROLL - LARRY MANUEL
16 - MY BABY LEFT ME - LEON STARR
17 - SITTIN' IN AN ALL NIGHT CAFE - JIM MORGAN
18 - I JUST DON'T LOVE YOU - BOBBY WATKINS
19 - BELLES OF SOUTHERN BELL - WAYNE MICHAEL
20 - BRAKEMAN'S BLUES - DOUG STONE
21 - TONIGHT WILL BE THE LAST TIME - RAY SCOTT
22 - HOLE IN MY POCKET - JIM MORGAN
23 - POLKA DOT COW - TENNESSEE ROCKETTES
24 - LOOK LIKE A MONKEY - EDDIE BOND
25 - BACK IN THE USA - LEON STARR
26 - BONGO BEAT - WILLIE MITCHELL
27 - THE BLUES DON'T MEAN A THING - MELVIN ENDSLEY
28 - WILD WOMAN TAMER - WAYNE MICHAEL
29 - CAN'T WIN FOR LOSING - EDDIE BOND
30 - I'LL BE THE ONE - BUD DECKLEMAN
31 - COUNTRY SHINDIG - THE STOMPERS
32 - A DIPLOMA IN MAY & A WEDDING RING IN JUNE - LARRY MANUEL
33 - JUST A WASTE OF TIME - ADRON JUMPER
34 - WHEN THE JUKEBOX PLAYS - (take 1) - EDDIE BOND
35 - SORRY ABOUT THAT - LARRY MANUEL
36 - DON'T TRY TO CALL BACK TOMORROW - LARRY MANUEL
37 - HELLO TROUBLE - ADRON JUMPER
38 - EVERYBODY'S DARLIN' PLUS MINE - TOMMY TUCKER
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Great jazz drumming from the drum masters!
1. Gene Krupa with Benny Goodman Orchestra - Sing Sing Sing (Prima)
2. Lionel Hampton - Drum Stomp (Hampton)
3. Jo Jones with Count Basie Orchestra - Swinging The Blues (Durham-Basie)
4. Ray Bauduc with Bob Crosby Orchestra - The Big Crash From China (Bauduc)
5. Kaiser Marshall with Louis Armstrong Orchestra - Knockin’ A Jug (Armstrong-Condon)
6. Chick Webb - Clap Hands ! Here Comes Charley (Meyer-Rose-Donald)
7. Kenny Clarke with Charlie Parker - Si Si (Parker)
8. Lionel Hampton - Hampton Stomp (Hampton)
9. Buddy Rich with Charlie Parker - Bloomdido (Parker)
10. Gene Krupa - Wire Brush Stomp (Krupa-Biondi)
12. Roy Haynes - My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Porter)
13. Chick Webb - Liza (G & I Gershwin-Kahn)
14. Max Roach with Charlie Parker - Diverse-Time X (Parker)
15. Ray Bauduc - Big Noise From Winnetka (Bauduc-Crosby-Haggart-Rodin)
16. Art Blakey - Oo Bop Sh’Bam (Gillespie-Fuller)
17. Alvin Stoller with Oscar Peterson - The Astaire Blues (Peterson)