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Sunday, May 1, 2016


Today is a special day, not only because it's the birthday of yours truly but also because we celebrate  8 YEARS of this BLOG. 

And what a better way to celebrate than with ...

MOON MARTIN Live at Rockpalast
In WAV - Scans are included

Disc: 1           
  1. She's A Pretender
  2. Hands Down
  3. Hot Nite In Dallas
  4. S.O.S.
  5. Five Days Of Fever
  6. Bootleg Woman
  7. Paid The Price
  8. Bad News
  9. Breakout Tonight
  10. Whispers
  11. Gun Shy
  12. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  13. Pushed Around
  14. Night Thoughts
Disc: 2    
  1. Deeper (Into Love)
  2. Rollin In My Rolls
  3. I've Got A Reason
  4. No Chance
  5. Havanna Moon
  6. Hot House Baby
  7. Heartbreak Hotel
  8. Rolene
  9. Bad Case Of Loving You
  10. Cadillac Walk
  11. Boogie Woogie Country Girl
  12. No Dice

Oklahoma-born John Moon Martin is an American singer-songwriter whose songs were picked up and turned into hits by others.The nickname "Moon" was added to distinguish him from Brit song writer John Martyn, and it also recognizes his frequent use of lunar-related imagery in lyrics. He was described by author Johnny Rogan as a cross between Buddy Holly, Warren Zevon and John Denver .His late 60's session career as a guitarist-for-hire saw him backing Del Shannon, Jackie DeShannon, Gram Parsons and Linda Ronstadt. He contributed to Mama Michelle Phillips debut solo album, Victim Of Romance (1977). His band Southwind shared stages with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. He also found fame in the New Wave era, when he was backed by Gary Valentine, former bass player for Blondie and was produced by Craig Leon .

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Acapulco Lips - Acapulco Lips

Acapulco Lips are an amazing psych/surf band hailing from Seattle, Washington and consisting of Maria-Elena Juarez - Bass/Vocals; Christopher Garland - Guitar/Vocals; Davy Berruyer - Drums. The Seattle trio just released their self titled debut album "Acapulco Lips" earlier this month on the freshly-minted Killroom Records

The band started out in 2012 and the trio is bound together by a studied adoration towards the loud, reckless, rebellious sonic traditions of psych, garage, soul, and surf rock. What comes out of these obsessions is the interpretation of the band’s favorite Sixties sounds, from transporting guitar jangles, assertively revved up percussion, boogie-friendly bass breakdowns, topped with disarmingly charming melodies. 

Just listen to my favorite track, "Tonight", and you too will  surrender to Maria's sugary voice and to the band's take on intemporel rock'n'roll.

Maria supplies the vox on top and the bass below, galvanizing their live performances with radiant, bubbling style and energy on stage. Guitar player Christopher delivers waves of surf solos distorted through a thick layer of fuzz. Davy brings his drumming to the front of your ears and the tips of your tapping toes, his approach steeped in classic rock ‘n’ roll stylings.

This is a brilliant debut record that is very strongly recommended. Purchase it Here

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Phylums - 2015 - Phylum Phyloid

Phylums - 2015 - Phylum Phyloid
In wav - Scans are included

A1 Can't Get Through 
A2 Bottle Of Wine 
A3 Cold Coffee 
A4 Route 66 
A5 Crummy Side Of Town 
A6 Strutter Bug 
B1 I Gotta Know 
B2 IC3D 
B3 Absurdity 
B4 Time Capsule 
B5 Vacuum Cleaner 
B6 Go Home

Phylums are a goofy, fun band lightly showered in reverb and an obvious schooling in surf rock, garage punk, and the Nuggets comps. (

Saturday, April 23, 2016

SULFUR CITY “Talking Loud” on Alive Naturalsound

SULFUR CITY is a Canadian blues influenced band hailing from Sudbury, Ontario and consisting of Lori Paradis - Vocals/Electric Washboard; Jesse Lagace - Guitar/ Vocals; Steve Smith - Bass/ Vocals; Sam King - Drums/ Vocals; Keith Breit - Keys.

Everybody knows Patrick Boissel's fondness for everything HEAVY BLUES related, so it's not a big surprise the band's debut album is released on Alive Naturalsound. This is exactly where this band belongs. And the record label aptly points out that SULFUR CITY  is the first female-fronted band on Alive!

But what a band: a very tight rhythm section that keeps on pulsating all through the 11 original tracks, a keyboard player whose groovy organ loops sometimes bring to mind the late 60's Brian Auger, a guitar player and co-leader of the band who's an expert in heavy riffing.

And then there is singer/electric washboard player Lori Paradis, often seen as Grace Slick, Patti Smith and Janis Joplin all rolled in one. Lori has been a truck driver on a construction crew, a bartender and a house painter among other odd jobs. And this reflects in her lyrics. Where Patti Smith's rants were all about poetry, Lori's ones are more about social comments ("Pockets" : " There is nothing in this world that is  free except a whole lotta love and some misery. You got the government, you got the corporations, you got the welfare line all trying to keep you down, all trying to keep you silent!") or alienation by television ("War going on").

Sulfur City refers to band's home town.  A mining community where sulfur has been pumping into the air since 1928. It made the landscape black, dirty and the air thick and heavy. It's something Lori and the guys can relate to and has influenced the music they write. You can feel that this band is for real and that they mean every word they write.

“Talking Loud” was recorded at the infamous Gas Station Recording studio by Dale Morningstar (Cowboy Junkies, Neko Case) : the result is a fantastic heavy blues album with a strong political view. Highly recommended if you don't wanna die a moron. 

This item will be released on May 27 2016. Pre-order it here :

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Andre Williams - The Black Godfather reupped by request

Andre Williams - The Black Godfather (Japanese release)
In Flac - covers are included
01. Intro
02. The Black Godfather
03. Whip The Booty
04. Whatcha Gonna Do
05. Sling That Thing
06. The Dealer, The Peeler And The Stealer
07. Freak Blues
08. You Got It And I Want It
09. Shake A Tail Feather
10. I Hate Cha
11. Montana Slim
12. I Wanna Go Back To Mexico
13. Can’t Find My Mind
14. Fire In The Hole
15. Nasty Women
16. Dictionary People
17. Hit Squad

Special thanx to  JPaul for this funky contribution!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Outrageous Cherry ‎– Wide Awake In The Spirit World

Outrageous Cherry ‎– Wide Awake In The Spirit World: The Best Of Outrageous Cherry
In Flac - Scans are included

1 What Have You Invented Today?
2 Stay Right Here For A Little While
3 Girl You Have Magic Inside You
4 Why Don't We Talk About Something Else
5 Pretty Girls Go Insane
6 Saturday Afternoon
7 Young And Miserable
8 More Than Blue
9 Our Love Will Change The World
10 This Evening
11 New Creature
12 The Book Of Spectral Projections
13 Wide Awake In The Spirit World
14 A Song For Someone Sometimes
15 Girl You Have Magic Inside You (Acoustic)
16 See You Next Time

Detroit's Outrageous Cherry has been making stunning psych-pop records since 1993, and WIDE AWAKE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD: THE BEST OF OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY compiles sixteen cuts from the band s five studio albums on Rainbow Quartz. With a psychedelic Pop furor that suggests the Move circa 1967...and a sweet melodicism that shivers with Beatlesque chills...Outrageous Cherry folds their trippy influences into a dense and insistent recipe that howls like the Electric Prunes on a Pretty Things tribute with dashes of See Emily Play-era Pink Floyd.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Dustaphonics - Party Girl

The Dustaphonics - Party Girl
Scans are included

1 Eat My Dust-a-phonic
2 Burlesque Queen
3 When You Gonna Learn
4 Dearest Darling
5 Party Girl
6 Showman Twang Tiki Gods
7 Looking At You
8 Shot Down Popcorn
9 I Think I Had It
10 Tura Faster Pussycat
11 Catwoman's Strut
12 Jinx
13 You Gonna Wreck My Life
14 Take It From Diddley

What really comes across on this record is the band's energy and dynamism - the wide range of influences bounce off each other explosively, creating a sound with a definite and unique edge. There is a riotous sense of fun in the party groove attitude of tracks like "Party Girl", "When You Gonna Learn" and "The Jinx"; whilst the downtempo tracks ooze cult cool on "Catwoman' Strut" and "Burlesque Queen", co-written with Tura Satana, star of the film "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill" and sung smokily by Kay Elizabeth. Then there are the surf-guitar instrumentals, "Eat My Dust A Phonic" opens the album with a high speed trip down a 60's speedway complete with samples, whilst Mariachi horns add spice to the surf groove of "Showman Twang Tiki Gods". The delta-blues of "Wrecking My Life" adds to the nostalgic Americana and we are even treated to an Instrumental version of the Sonic's "Shot Down" and a tribute to a certain influence on "Take It From Diddley".