Tuesday, October 1, 2013


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


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



[+] 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


Did You
Over There
Burned Up
No One

Sunday, January 20, 2013

TONES ON TAIL Night Music 1987


by Steve Huey
Bauhaus guitarist Daniel Ash created Tones on Tail as a side project in 1981 with bassist Glen Campling, who was also a roadie for Bauhaus. When Bauhaus broke up in 1983, Ash chose to concentrate on his new group, bringing in Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins as well. Their style ranged from light rock to funk to atmospheric synth music. Ash became dissatisfied with Campling, and a Bauhaus reunion was planned, but when Peter Murphy backed out, Ash, Haskins, and former bassist David J, who had been playing with the Jazz Butcher, decided to re-form as Love and Rockets.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

SUICIDE self titled 1977

by request


[+] by John Dougan

Although they barely receive credit, Suicide (singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev) is the source point for virtually every synth pop duo that glutted the pop marketplace (especially in England) in the early '80s. Without the trailblazing Rev and Vega, there would have been no Soft Cell, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Yaz, you name 'em, and while many would tell you that that's nothing to crow about, the aforementioned synth-poppers merely appropriated Suicide's keyboards/singer look and none of Rev and Vega's extremely confrontational performance style and love of dissonance. The few who did (Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire) were considered too extreme for most tastes. Suicide had been a part of the performing arts scene in New York City's Lower East Side in the early/mid-'70s New York Dolls era. Their approach to music was simple: Rev would create minimalistic, spooky, hypnotic washes of dissonant keyboards and synthesizers, while Vega sang, ranted, and spat neo-Beat lyrics in a jumpy, disjointed fashion. On stage, Vega became confrontational, often baiting the crowd into a riotous frenzy that occasionally led to full-blown violence, usually with the crowd attacking Vega. With their reputation as controversial performers solidified, what was lost was that Suicide recorded some amazingly seductive and terrifying music. A relationship with Cars mastermind Ric Ocasek proved successful, bringing their music to a wider audience and developing unlikely fans (Bruce Springsteen went on record as loving Suicide's Vietnam-vet saga "Frankie Teardrop"), but after numerous breakups and reconciliations, Rev and Vega settled for being more influential than commercially successful. Ironically, the '90s proved to be a decade of vindication for Suicide with the rise of industrial dance music, Chicago's Wax Trax! label, and the bands associated with it (Revolting Cocks, Ministry, 1000 Homo DJs, etc.). Although not a big part of the scene anymore, the profound influence of Suicide on a generation of younger bands was readily apparent. When the duo returned in 2002 with American Supreme, its first studio release in ten years, much fanfare resulted, no doubt considerably furthered by Vega's presence around this time as a heavily profiled exhibitionist of art in New York, where he had presented a show at the Jeffrey Dietch Gallery in New York earlier in the year.
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Monday, January 7, 2013

CHROME Blood on the Moon 1981

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Friday, January 4, 2013

CHROME Red Exposure 1980

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

CHROME 3rd from the Sun 1982

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