Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Probably one of my favorite psych LP covers of all time. And one of my best record finds of the year. A couple of weeks ago I was out and about and hit a local thrift store. Apparently I had gotten there just in time. They seemed to be doing a little housecleaning and had stuffed all of their vinyl in a shopping cart which was sitting off in a lonely little dirty corner of the store. On top of the stack I spied some old psych records - none were incredibly rare but excited me nonetheless to have found. Among them was If, Zephyr, Vanilla Fudge, It's A Beautiful Day, Spooky Tooth, The Plastic Ono Band, Fleetwood Mac (pre-Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham), Cream, Canned Heat and Various Artists - The Naked Carmen, whose back cover consisted of cigar bands with marijuana references. Granted, not all of these are psychedelic bands but for $1.00, you can't beat the price.
Competition today is fierce and finding anything at thrift stores has become a great challenge for me so any score, particularly of some of these bands, is rare at best. But I don't remember seeing 13th Floor Elevators "The Psychedelic Sounds of" LP among the stack. I came back a week later and there on the bottom of the stack was the record. The cover is in pretty good condition, the vinyl looks pretty beat but still very playable and enjoyable due to the lovely cracks and pops that emanate from the speakers mixed in with the Elevators' acid dropping sounds.
After doing a bit of reading, I did find that it is apparently a bit rare, at least according to the Goldmine Price Guide I have in my possession. Don't get me wrong, I do not put too much faith in price guides per se, but seeing that it apparently had a decently sizeable high price, it looks to be kinda hard to find these days. In any case, I'm glad to own it no matter its condition.
And my ol' buddy, Nathan Nothin', over at Nothin' Sez Somethin' has a blog you should always pay attention to, and especially right now as he's been posting some great old psych records. And of course I love reading his posts - pretty much anything he writes.
So this post goes out to him. Maybe he gave me some good luck in finding some of these psych records, especially the 13th Floor Elevators.
And still to this day, I get a little twinge of regret for not grabbing The Seeds LP I saw in a stack at Goodwill about 5 years ago. The record was beat but the cover was still acceptable. It was only a dollar. What was I thinking?
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I.O.D. (In Our Defense) formed during the heydays of the Pensacola, Florida punk rock scene around the year 1997. This was their only release that I know of. They sold the tape at a local indie record store so I am hoping they won't kill me for posting this. I fucking love it!
I ripped it from the original cassette. Enjoy this hardcore punk gem.
Caveat: there is a brief blank spot in the tape at about the 15 minute mark.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Guys and Dolls
For some people, finding a partner in life can be difficult. For others, it’s almost impossible.
10 years ago, a small factory in California began making an alternative partner. Each is tailored made to suit every taste.
There are now 3,000 real dolls across the world providing some of those with love and companionship that real women cannot…
Each doll costs around 4,000 pounds. Of those able to afford it, the dolls are worth every penny.
Info: Guys and Dolls
See the guy in the pic above? His house is filled with model airplanes hanging from the ceiling. And that, my friendly blog readers, is why he can't get laid.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Here's their song in a surf video
Friday, October 1, 2010
A couple of weeks ago on here I posted a Meat Shits record and wrote a little anecdote about the band. At the end of the story, I said, "I'd kill for a Meat Shits shirt." Well guess what happened? One of the nicest people I know got me a Meat Shits shirt! So here it is in all its glory and a pic of me too. The shirt is offensive and disgusting to the masses. But fuck 'em. I'm not politically correct.
I can't wait to scare customers at the local WalMart.
Have a great weekend and thanks for supporting the blog.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Meat Shits is a band I'd never heard of when I decided to let Bob A. and Pat R. have their own radio show. Let me rephrase that. Until I let them have their own show. Holy motherfucking shit. They were playing this meatcore so loud in the studio and I walked in and asked, "Who the fuck is this?" They yelled "The Meat Shits!" And I just laughed my ass off at the fucked up music coming out of the speakers. I loved every minute of it. Told them to carry on. Which they did with reckless abandon. Those were the good old days.
Bow to the Penis God, Cock Rock Faggots!
I'd kill to have a Meat Shits shirt!
One of my favorite bands to play on my radio show because no one apparently knew who they were and I'd play the most fucked up songs on the CD. Yep. Suck n fuck. Everybody Makes Me Barf. Skinheads Smoke Dope.
The money will roll right in.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Color: Black and White
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125812/
Director: Nick Donkin & Melodie McDaniel
William S. Burroughs ... Narrator (voice)
Description: Burroughs takes down a book and reads us the story of Danny the Carwiper, who spends Christmas Day trying to score a fix, but finds the Christmas spirit instead.
♥Here it is for free because I love you. ♥
1. "Boiled Dove" – Butthole Surfers – 4:30
2. "Adler Kommt Später" - Einstürzende Neubauten – 5:47
3. "Solo Live In Amsterdam" - Diamanda Galás – 2:29
4. "Worlds Of Advice / Kim Like The Great Gatsby" – William S. Burroughs – 4:48
5. "Anything For You (Hang Me)" – Swans – 4:50
6. "Sucking Mud" – John Giorno Band – 5:50
7. "Cheap Energy" – Chad & Sudan – 6:35
8. "The Pontiac" - Tom Waits – 2:03
9. "Indra (For Brion Gysin)" Chris Stein – 3:06
10. "The Altra Virago Or The Vargus Barking Spider" - Nick Cave – 5:40
11. "Won´t Change" – Hüsker Dü – 1:59
12. "Johnsonius" – David Johansen – 5:31
13. "Dead Man´s Shoes" – Cabaret Voltaire – 6:05
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
As schoolchildren, little girls like myself were subjected to The Talk. Lectures about menstruation were in our near future. Oh horror of horrors it was to hear about how we were going to have to go through this and boys didn't have to.
When I was a kid, I moved around a lot. I wasn't subjected to The Talk at school once. I had it at least twice. First was an elementary school. A note was sent home to our parents to let them know we were going to see a film on having our periods. Menstruation wasn't something we girls went on and on about. We just knew we didn't want to go through with it. I mean it sounded horrible.
When I got to junior high 7th grade I was subjected to The Talk again. This time teachers took us to the auditorium and told us all about what Alice Cooper sang about in this video.
The one thing that stuck in my head that a teacher told us was "You're going to get cramps and you might want to take some aspirin for it. But don't do that. You can just deal with it."
The only thing I wanted to deal with was sticking a maxi pad on her forehead and getting a morphine IV drip.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
How Weed Won The West delves deeply into the culture and commerce of cannabis featuring California's ganja growers,medicinal marijuana patients and law reform advocates. Kevin Booth's vivid document from behind the front lines of the "war on pot" blows the lid off a multi-billion dollar industry on the verge. Danny Danko HIGH TIMES Magazine.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in January 1961.
Track 3 "Goin' Way Blues" (alternate take) does not appear on the original LP version.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
|1. Hittin' the Bottle - Mississippi Jook Band|
|2. Skippy Whippy - Mississippi Jook Band|
|3. Mary Anna Cut Off - Memphis Jug Band|
|4. Gator Wobble - Memphis Jug Band|
|5. Mistreated Washboard Blues - Memphis Jug Band|
|6. Baby You Win|
|7. Oil It Up and Go - Charlie Burse|
|8. Tampa Strut - The Georgia Browns|
|9. Diddle-Da-Diddle - Georgia Cotton Pickers|
|10. She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day - Georgia Cotton Pickers|
|11. If You Take Me Back - Big Joe & His Washboard Band|
|12. I'm Through With You - Big Joe & His Washboard Band|
|13. When You Said Goodbye - Big Joe & His Washboard Band|
|14. I Love You Baby - Big Joe & His Washboard Band|
|15. Struggle Buggy - Buddy Moss|
|16. I'm Sittin' Here Tonight - Buddy Moss|
|17. Dangerous Woman - Mississippi Jook Band|
|18. Barbecue Bust - Mississippi Jook Band|
|19. Diggin' My Potatoes No. 2 - Peter Chapman, Peter Chatman|
|20. Touch It up and Go - Sonny Terry|
|21. Ninth Street Stomp - Bernice Edwards|
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Kollected Works is a collection of the "best of" Klark Kent (also known as Stewart Copeland), which features all the songs, "Guerilla" is uncredited, but appears as an extra track, from his debut studio album Klark Kent, as well as some newer songs. At least one recording, "Strange Things Happen", seems to have been recorded around the time of Copeland's journey to Africa, from which came his LP and film The Rhythmatist.
Four singles were released under the "Klark Kent" name, three of which were from the 1980 LP: "Don't Care", "Away from Home", and "Ritch in a Ditch". (The "T" from "Ritch in a Ditch" was omitted for the album version.) "Too Kool to Kalypso" was a non-album track; however, it was one of the most well-known under the 'Kent' name.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Colorblind & Daltonic were primarily the same band. We needed to change the name due to a conflict with another band. Daltonic was a better name anyway.
Hard was later released on a Suburban Voice 7″ compilation w/ Verbal Assault & Shattered Silence.
June of 1993, Daltonic (Skott Wade - vocals, Brian Hull - drums, Jon D’Uva - Guitar, Tim Cabana - Bass) once again went into the studio and recorded 4 new songs for a 7″ which was released in 1994 on Suburban Voice.
January 1994, Daltonic (Skott Wade - vocals, Brian Hull - drums, Jon D’Uva - Guitar, Tim Cabana - Bass) re-recorded Grains of Sand along with 2 new songs for our 2nd 7″ which was released later in 1994 by David Grenier on his old Vigilance Records label.
June-July 1994, Daltonic went on the “Lookin’ for Luv” US tour. The guitarist at the time Jon D’Uva was the only person with the forethought of realizing how bad the tour was going to be and he declined to go with us. Therefore Skott kicked him out of the band, Tim Cabana played guitar and Aaron Dalbec of Converge fame played bass for us during the tour. Our van broke down in Las Vegas and after losing 75 cents in a slot machine my gambling experience in Vegas was over. We rented a van to finish the tour costing the band (meaning me) many, many hundreds of dollars. I still have yet to be paid back. Thanks guys!
The experience of being in Daltonic was awesome, my first “real band”. And in 1995, the band went its separate ways. Several years later Skott reformed the band with completely new members and wrote all new music. I’m still wondering why they were called Daltonic.