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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Davie Allan & The Arrows - Bullseye - A Sixties Retrospective


Davie Allan & The Arrows - Bullseye - A Sixties Retrospective
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

In the late sixties, Davie Allan & The Arrows carved their niche in the musical history books with an array of classic instrumentals and two dozen motion picture soundtracks. The most notable of the movies were the cult classics The Wild Angels, Devil's Angels, The Glory Stompers and Born Losers. Tracklisting : see below


Monday, March 30, 2009

Shadows Of Knight - Back Door Men


Shadows Of Knight - Back Door Men

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Bad Little Woman 2. Gospel Zone 3. Behemoth 4. Three for Love 5. Hey Joe 6. I'll Make You Sorry 7. Peepin' and Hidin' 8. Tomorrow's Going to Be Another Day 9. New York Bullseye 10. High Blood Pressure 11. Spoonful 12. Gospel Zone [Single Version][*] 13. Willie Jean [*] 14. I'm Gonna Make You Mine
"The original LP version of this album, the second by the legendary white Chicago garage punk/blues outfit, was one of the most sought-after artifacts of mid-'60s punk rock. Back Door Men was a loud, feedback-laden, sneering piece of rock & roll defiance, mixing raunchy anthems to teenage lust (Gospel Zone', 'Bad Little Woman'), covers of Chicago blues classics (Willie Dixon's 'Spoonful', Jimmy Reed's 'Peepin' and Hidin'), raga rock ('The Behemoth'), folk-rock ('Hey Joe', 'Three for Love', 'I'll Make You Sorry'), and a blues-punk grab off of commercial Top 40 ('Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day'), all on one 12" platter. What makes the record even more startling is that every one of these tracks, however far afield they go from one another, works.".
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

RATGIRL's sunday surprise n° 3


Hey everybody,
My RATGIRL is back with yet another surprise. Need a hint ? This guy is one half of the BLACK KEYS and he produced the very talented RADIO MOSKOW. Enough said, otherwise it wouldn't be a suprise anymore!!!

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Green Hornets - Sounds From The Dansette


The Green Hornets - Sounds From The Dansette

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

GERALDINE

BABY DON'T DO IT

RENDEZVOUS

DON'T WANT YOUR LOVE

PEEPIN' TOM

FRIDAY'S CHILD

AIN'T EASY

SAMANTHA

ANYTIME AT ALL

STOLEN CAR

HAVE LOVE WILL TRAVEL

YEAH

ELEVATOR OPERATOR

007 THEME

YOU GOT IT WRONG

DIG THE FUZZ

BRAND NEW CADILLAC

WON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER

TURN MY BACK

CAN'T YOU SEE

WHEN YOU GET HOME

THE STALKER
a CD compilation of all their E.P's from '92-'98
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shaftman - Introducing a Bad Mutha Reup


Shaftman - Introducing a Bad Mutha
@ 320 - covers are included
1. Story! 2. Superfox 3. Story! 4. Broadway Freeze 5. Story! 6.
String's Gonna Get You 7. Story! 8. Kicking Ass 9. Story! 10. Groovy
Gruntin 11. Story! 12. Funk City 13. Story! 14. Toe Jam 15. Story! 16.
Crabcakes 17. Story! 18. Drive 19. Story! 20. Whoop It on Me 21. Story!
22. Sexy Coffee Pot 23. Story! 24. Purple Haze 25. Story! 26. Do the
Football 27. Story! 28. I'm a Man 29. Story! 30. Shorty the Pimp 31.
Story! 32. Check Me Baby

Part blaxploitation soundtrack and part stag record, Shaftman:
Introducing a Bad Mutha intersperses funk tunes with the risque tale of
John Shaftman, a private dick hired to spy on his client's cheating
wife. The Hound Dog Clowns' "Superfox," Gruntin' Groover's "Groovy
Gruntin'," and the Pazant Brothers' "Toe Jam" are among the songs that
help make Shaftman: Introducing a Bad Mutha a funky, as well as funny,
album. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NO9Z71IS

Thanx to Curty Ray for providing this link!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Monsters Of Australian Rock



Monsters Of Australian Rock

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
This came as a bonus with the CARBON 14 magazine and is a very good introduction for those unfamiliar (is this still possible today?) with everything australian.
tracklisting: see below

Monday, March 23, 2009

Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers - Live At The Lyceum


Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers - Live At The Lyceum

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Introduction 2. Pipeline 3. Personality Crisis 4. One Track Mind 5. Too Much Junkie Business 6. Do You Love Me? 7. Just Because I'm White 8. Copycat 9. Baby Talk 10. Born to Lose 11. All by Myself 12. In Cold Blood 13. Seven Day Weekend 14. So Alone

JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS recorded live at London's Lyceum Ballroom in 1984. Fourteen classic tracks including "Personality Crisis," "Too Much Junkie Business," and "Born To Lose."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

RATGIRL's sunday surprise n° 2


Hey everybody,

My RATGIRL is back with yet another surprise. Need a hint ? It's a Dutch band this time and they are REALLY brilliant. Enough said, otherwise it wouldn't be a suprise anymore!!!
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

The link is in the comments

p.s. : special thanx to Curty Ray

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Just Like Us


Paul Revere & The Raiders - Just Like Us

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Steppin' Out 2. I'll Be Doggone 3. Out of Sight 4. Baby Please Don't Go 5. I Know 6. Night Train 7. Just Like Me 8. Catch the Wind 9. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 10. I'm Crying 11. New Orleans 12. Action 13. Ride Your Pony [*] 14. Just Like Me [*] 15. B.F.D.R.F. Blues [*] One of Sundazed all-time most-requested albums! Featuring the jack-hammer hit-singles "Just Like Me" and "Steppin' Out", Paul Revere & The Raiders loudly launched their chart-topping career with this fuzz 'n Farfisa-filled rocket, their 2nd longplayer for Columbia Records. Make no mistake: lead vocalist Mark Lindsay wrote the book on growling 60's garage vocals starting with these very tracks, and the entire platter screams with attitude, snarl and snort to spare! This is the complete vintage 1965 album plus rare stereo tracks! Explosive...and Essential! http://sharebee.com/e577a365

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Sonics - Maintaining My Cool


The Sonics - Maintaining My Cool

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Witch 2. You've Got Your Head on Backwards 3. I'm a Man 4. On the Road Again 5. Psycho 6. Dirty Old Man 7. I'm Going Home 8. High Time 9. I'm a Rolling Stone 10. Like No Other Man 11. Maintaining My Cool 12. Bama Lama Lu 13. Leave My Kitten Alone 14. Hanky Panky 15. Diddy Wah Diddy The Sonics were a member of the wave of Pacific Northwest American garage rock groups in the early and mid-1960s, pioneered by The Kingsmen and The Wailers .
The Sonics' sound is noticeably rougher, cruder, and more brutal than that of their musical peers. Although they had a fairly standard instrumental line up for the time, The Sonics made their unique sound with wild arrangements, often disturbing lyrics, peppered with screaming and howling, and electric guitars played through amplifiers customized to achieve the harshest tones possible. Although their chief period of success was coincident with the release of Gibson's first fuzzbox, The Sonics' fuzzy sound was their own creation.
The songs they played were a mixture of garage rock standards ("Louie, Louie", "Have Love, Will Travel"), early rock and roll ("Jenny, Jenny") and original compositions such as "Strychnine", "Psycho", and "The Witch", all based upon simple chord sequences, played hard and fast.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Cynics - Sixteen Flights Up


The Cynics - Sixteen Flights Up

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Creepin' 2. Yeah! 3. I Know 4. Took Her Hand 5. I Never Loved Her 6. Erica 7. Basket of Flowers 8. Abba 9. Nothin' 10. Useless 11. Gloria's Dream 12. I'm in Pittsburgh and It's Raining 13. Smoke Rings 14. Little Girl 15. Cat and Mouse 16. But Now I Find

by request.....


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Get Primitive! The best of Pebbles


Get Primitive! The best of Pebbles

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time - The Third Bardo I Ain't No Miracle Worker - Jimmy and The Offbeats Good Times - Nobody's Children No Friend Of Mine - The Sparkles Be A Cave Man - The Avengers Hey Little Bird - The Barbarians Going All The Way - The Squires You're Gonna Miss Me - The Spades Action Woman - The Electras I'm A Living Sickness - The Calico Wall Green Fuz - Randy Alvey and Green Fuz Voices Green And Purple - The Bees 1 2 5 - The Haunted Blackout Of Gretely - Gonn Born Loser - Murphy and The Mob Primitive - The Groupies I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Brogues
The concept here was to offer some of the best tracks from Pebbles, the humongous series of '60s garage rock rarities that eventually ran into dozens of volumes. Whether this is the best of the lot is a matter of opinion. The compilers' taste runs toward the rawest and most outrageous items, not necessarily the best. But if you're collecting garage rock anthologies selectively, this is an intelligent investment, featuring such garage favorites as Nobody's Children's "Good Times," and the Sparkles' "No Friend of Mine," the Electras' "Action Woman," the Haunted's "1-2-5," and Randy Alvey's infectiously moronic "Green Fuzz." Also worth noting is the original 45 of "Hey Little Bird" by the Barbarians (which wasn't included on their only LP), and the original version of "You're Gonna Miss Me," recorded by the Spades, Roky Erickson's pre-13th Floor Elevators group. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sonic's Rendezvous Band - Sweet Nothing


Sonic's Rendezvous Band - Sweet Nothing

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Dangerous 2. Getting There (Is Half the Fun) 3. Let's Do It Again 4. Hearts 5. Love and Learn 6. Heart of Stone 7. Sweet Nothing 8. Asteroid B-612 9. Song L 10. City Slang
Sonic's Rendezvous Band was a rock and roll band from Ann Arbor, Michigan in the 1970s, featuring veterans of the 1960s Detroit rock scene. Led by guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith, formerly of the MC5, SRB featured singer/ songwriter Scott Morgan formerly of the Rationals, a soul-influenced Detroit band of the 1960s and Lightnin', Gary Rasmussen of the Up and Scott Asheton of the Stooges.
They remained virtually unknown, but their one and only single retained high interest among fans of high energy rock and roll/ Detroit rock. The band had only enough money to mix one song, City Slang, so it was pressed on both sides of the single. One side was labelled mono and one side stereo although the sides were identical.
Interest in the band was kindled in the late 1990s when Alive/ Total Energy Records released a studio recording of the as-then unheard song Electrophonic Tonic, the song that was to have been the b-side of "City Slang". In 1999 Mack Aborn Rhythm Arts released this compact disc compilation of rare live SRB tunes.
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Monday, March 16, 2009

The Setting Son


The Setting Son

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Running Demons 2. All I Want Is You 3. In A Certain Way 4. I Love You 5. Le Sagre Gofeur 6. Im A Loser 7. Im Down 8. The Setting Son 9. Out Of My Mind 10. Winter Turned To Spring 11. Laughing Again 12. I Wanna Be Your Boy 13. Desperate Soul 14. You Better Run Away From Me
Sebastian T.W. Kristiansen is the young and shy brainchild behind The
Setting Son. This unusual talent has composed more than 50 songs and
recorded them on his small 4-track taperecorder in his flat in
Copenhagen. These demos turned out to be brilliant and a batch of songs
was later recorded by a full band and ended up as the debut album by
The Setting Son. The trademark sound of The Setting Son is bubblegum
psych with strong melodies and hooks galore. Some songs are rather
angry and desperate while others are melancholic and sensitive. What
ties it all together is Sebastians naive approach to the material that
makes it sound blue eyed and fresh. Not to forget his snotty vocals
that is highly addictive once they get under your skin. The untitled
debut album is produced by Lorenzo from Baby Woodrose and is recorded
and mixed in 9 days at the Black Tornado studio in Copenhagen in
December 2006.
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

RATGIRL's sunday surprise


Let me introduce you to RATGIRL. Isn't that a lovely guitar she's got there? She also has a sunday surprise for you. Need a hint ? It's an autralian band. Enough said, otherwise it wouldn't be a suprise anymore!!!

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Takin' Out The Trash! - A Tribute To The Trashmen

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1.The Untamed Youth - Bird Dance Beat2. Neanderthals - King of the Surf3. The Bay-O-Wolves - Henrietta4. Los Mel-Tones - Miserlou5. Tony & The Tribesmen - Same Lines6. Thee Phantom 5ive - Tube City7. The Krontjong Devils - Bird Bath8. Evan Foster Surfing Band - Kuk9. Fortune & Maltese - Sleeper10. The Neptunas - New Generation11. The Sprague Brothers (w/ Deke Dickerson) - Surfin' "Sanford" Bird12. The Volcanoes - Bad News13. The Woggles - On The Move14. The Boss Martians - A-Bone15. The Saturn V - Whoa Dad16. The Surf Trio - Wild Cat17. The Del-Vamps - Bird '6518. Jonny & The Shamen - It's So Easy19. Neanderthals/Thee Phantom 5ive - Church Key20. Sir Baldie & His Wigouts (W/Rockin' Enocky) - Sally Jo21. The Penetrators - Malaguena

This is superior CD. If you like the Trashmen (I love them), then you will like this tribute to the greatest surf band of all time. Buy it and stomp to the bird dance beat!!!!!
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Friday, March 13, 2009

THE FLAMING SIDEBURNS - Back to the Grave reup


THE FLAMING SIDEBURNS - Back to the Grave

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Runnin' On Fumes 2. Black Moon 3. Bad Trip 4. Evil Woman 5. High Time 6. Let Me Go 7. Funk 49 8. 13 Women 9. Are You Ready 10. Last Time Around 11. Bamalamaloo 12. Leave Me Alone
Back to the Bad Afro Records label in 2006, THE FLAMING SIDEBURNS decided to release a compilation of (then) previous unreleased material, B-sides and other rare stuff. And there were enough nice goodies on there to satisfy the fans. Not everybody will have tracks like 'Let Me Go', 'Last Time Around' and 'Leave Me Alone' in his collection. With this material the band underlined why they had the status they had. Covers of MC5 ('High Time'), Grand Funk Railroad ('Are You Ready') and Little Richard ('Bama Lama Loo') swing like hell.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

DEMOLITION DOLL RODS - Tasty


DEMOLITION DOLL RODS - Tasty

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Motor City Dragway 2. If You Can't Hang... 3. Wild Child 4. Doo Walka - Walka 5. Maverick Girl 6. Come Out of the Rain 7. Queen Bee Drag Racin 8. Psycho Kitty 9. Raw 10. Lil' Darlin' 11. This Little Monkey 12. Spoonful
The Demolition Doll Rods are children of God who were sent to this planet to inspire the creative forces that lie at the heart and soul of each and every living creature. Through the forces of the powers that be, Danny, Christine and Margaret Doll Rod venture far and wide. Through (or by) the grace of God they will Rock, they will Roll, they will out of control every heart and soul that be.As they get around they will strip you down, pow your wow, challenge you to live right here and right now. Each and every nation shall experience this sensation.If you can, you will and they do. There is no means of Transportation that will get you like the Demolition Doll Rods. They will drive you out of your mind and into your soul. They are here to let you know who you are is what you be and to each us all is everything.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Cynics - Blue Train Sessions


The Cynics - Blue Train Sessions

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Blue Train Station 2. On The Run 3. Waste Of Time / No Friend of Mine 4. Get Away Girl 5. Lying All The Time 6. No Way 7. Love Me Then Go Away 8. Blues In D 9. Dancing On The Wall 10. Hold Me Right 11. Soul Searchin' 12. Why You Left Me 13. I Got Nightmares 14. I Can't Get Away From You 15. I Want Love 16. Road Block .

This reissue of the Cynics' debut album contains the entire "Blue Train Station" LP along with other material recorded at the same time. Some of the non-LP tracks appeared on various 45s which are now long out-of-print, and there is one previously unreleased cut. Remixed and remastered for your listening pleasure. The cd is full of classic rhythm and blues tinged with portions of folk-rock, psychedelia, and Hammond organ garage stomp. More than mere camp '60s revivalism, The Cynics hit upon a style of timeless, melodic rock with momentous pop melodies. The title track chugs along like a locomotive with full-powered R&B guitar strum and harmonica blasts, while the snarling punk scream of "No Way" is aided by the use of maracas. http://sharebee.com/ff7a4322

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Victims of circumstances volume 2"


"Victims of circumstances volume 2" Showcase Bonanza 9101,France,1991.

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1.Gotta Hear The Beat - Animal Jack 2.Love Muscle - The Spirit Of Blue Lightning 3.This Old Town - Boo Boo and Bunky 4.Hard To Get - Interns 5.Motorcycle - The Charles 6.Turning To Stone - The Gladiators 7.The Name Of The Game Is Love - The Renaissance 8.Theme 1 - The Sunsets 9.Sweet, Sweet Sadie - The Teardrops 10.Lie In The Shade Of The Sun - The Reverbs 11.Let's Go To The Beach - Larry and The Loafers 12.She Took My Oldsmobile - The Romancers 13.Can't Find A Way - Joe Frank and The Knights 14.Time And Place - The Oxfords 15.You Told A Lie - Frantic Freddie and His Reflections 16.I'll Give You More - Erik and The Smoke Ponies 17.Stay In My Life - The Pied Pipers 18.From Day To Day - Teddy and His Patches 19.Knock Knock (Who's There) - The Humane Society 20.I Can Beat Your Drum - Fever Tree 21.Baby Please Don't Go - The Moonrakers 22.Bad Apple - The Pilgrimage 23.Please Don't Leave Me - The Ingrediants 24.Hang It Up! - The X-cellents

GARAGE GARAGE GARAGE!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The chains - On Top Of Things


The chains - On Top Of Things

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Her Name Is Love 2. Loving Man 3. You Don't Know 4. Look The Other Way 5. Disappearing Man 6. Nothing Left Behind 7. Baby What You Want Me To Do 8. Fortune Teller 9. Try Try Try 10. Nervous Breakdown 11. It's Not The End 12. Soulin'

A new take on 60`s garage, but at the same time, could be a lost Knickerbockers album. What makes this unique is it`s contemporary awareness of melody and a vocalist who sounds like Dave Edmunds. Of course, the requisite vintage instruments are used alongside the warm fuzz, but The Chains superb songwriting is what sets it apart. Clap your hands and shout to the music of The Chains. An incredible debut. Echoing the finest moments of Jordan/Wilson era Flamin` Groovies with hints of Rockpile and primo 60s R&B hounds like the Pretties or Stones, and armed with more than enough sonic propellant to keep the garage-niks creaming in their hipsters, this North of the 49th five-piece are - without a single doubt in my mind - gonna be making the top of anybody with any sense`s must have and top-ten lists this year. And to top it all off the production is absolutely first rate. Fire, skill and the tunes to back it up! Hey, and when these guys tackle a classic like Eddie Cochran`s "Nervous Breakdown" they truly make it their own. Absolutely brilliant. 9.5/10"-London Mirror.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spike's Choice - The Desco Funk 45 Collection


Spike's Choice - The Desco Funk 45 Collection
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

01. Let A Man Do What He Wanna Do - Lee Fields
02. Steam Train - Lee Fields
03. Diggin' Up The Yard - Other Side
04. You Do Something I Don't Do Nothing - Other Side
05. Path Of The Blazing Sarong - Ravi Harris & The Prophets
06. Hot Pants Road - Ravi Harris & The Prophets
07. Damn It's Hot (Part 1) - Sharon Jones
08. Damn It's Hot (Part 2) - Sharon Jones
09. Bump N Touch (Part 1) - Sharon Jones
10. Hook And Sing Meets The Funky Superfly (Part 1) - Sharon Jones
11. Thunderbird (Part 1) - Ravi Harris & The Prophets
12. Thunderbird (Part 2) - Ravi Harris & The Prophets
13. Earl's Backywad Barbecue - The Soul Providers/Bosco's Billionaires
14. Freddy's Ribs - The Soul Providers/Bosco's Billionaires
15. Soul Jasper - The Soul Providers
16. Let The Music Take Your Mind - The Soul Providers
17. Who's The King? (You Know That's Me) - Joseph Henry
18. I Feel Right - Joseph Henry
19. You Better Thing Twice - Sharon Jones
20. I Got The Feeling - Sharon Jones
21. Take It Or Leave It - Lee Fields
22. Hay Sallie Mae Get Off My Feet - Lee Fields
23. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - Sugarman Three
24. Double Cross - Sugarman Three
The dominant influence here is James Brown, both in the straight-ahead, late-'60s-style funk of singers like Sharon Jones, Joseph Henry, and the masterful Lee Fields, and the J.B.'s-derived instrumentals by the Other Side and the label's house band, the Soul Providers. Elsewhere, the groundbreaking Ravi Harris and the Prophets deliver a trancey, sitar-driven variation on the sound, and the Sugarman Three proffer a greasy brand of soul-jazz boogaloo reminiscent of artists like Lou Donaldson. It's all performed live, and it all sounds astoundingly authentic and organic, which makes this already enjoyable music even more infectious. Whether the singles collected on Spike's Choice prove to be the start of something big or not, they stand on their own as some of the funkiest of the decade.
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Friday, March 6, 2009

Sin Alley - Detroit 442


Sin Alley - Detroit 442
in Wav - Covers are included

1.Detroit 442
2.Money
3.White Trash Mama
4.The Swanker
5.The Guy Can't Dance
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Green Hornets - Get The Buzz

The Green Hornets - Get The Buzz

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Treat Me Bad 2. Pushover 3. Geraldine 4. Stolen Car 5. Samantha 6. Strychnine 7. Taxi 8. My Little Girl 9. Coupe De Ville 10. Outer Space Being 11. Don't Want You 12. Je Veux Un Rendevous 13. Aint No Friend Of Mine 14. That Is That
The Green Hornets were Pompey's premier 60's Garage Rock Band from 1992 until July 2000. During their time they kicked ass in Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Italy and of course the UK. Vinyl releases included Get the Buzz, Faster than the Bugzapper and Sounds from the Dansette. They also appeared on many compilations for Alopecia Records and Vinyl Vendetta.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Outsiders - Outsiders (1994 - Pseudonym)


The Outsiders - Outsiders (1994 - Pseudonym)

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

Story 16 Tears are falling from my eyes Ain't gonna miss you I wish I could Afraid of the dark Teach me to forget you Filthy rich I would love you Don't you cry Won't you listen If you don't treat me right Bonus Tracks: Lying all the time Thinking about today Keep on trying That's your problem Touch (previously unreleased stereo versions) Bird in a cage (previously unreleased stereo versions)

Review by Mike Stax, 1995. Originally appeared on "Ugly Things" #14 :

"On drums: Buzz! Bass guitar: Appie Rammers! Solo guitar: Ronald Splinter! Slaag guitar: Tom Krabbendam! Zanger: Wally Tax! THE OUTSIDERS!!!"So begins the live side of the Outsiders' 1967 debut album. The band really need no further introduction to regular Ugly Things readers, but I'd hate to think I'm only preachin' to the choir, so let's do it.Not to be confused with the inferior American "Time Won't Let Me" group, the Dutch Outsiders were active in Holland from 1965 until early 1969, during which time they released a string of fine singles (many of which were Dutch hits), two "real" albums (Outsiders and CQ - both reissued on CD) and one compilation-type LP, Songbook).The Outsiders' sound is hard to characterize. Not only did they incorporate a diverse set of influences (including the Pretty Things, the Byrds, Tim Hardin and traditional East and North European folk music) but the band's musically un-schooled members approached their instruments in an entirely instinctive way that often gave their records a strange, off-kilter feel. Not that these guys were incompetent - far from it - they were just, well..... different.The band possessed in Wally Tax one of the greatest singers of all time - a man with a voice that could ache with sensitivity or rage with frustrated passion. On top of all this Tax and lead guitarist Ronald Splinter were a songwriting team that could equal the best of the day. Which all adds up to this indisputable FACT: The Outsiders made some of the best music to come out of anywhere in the 1960's.Introduction over. Let's get down to business...Seeing as how original pressings of the Outsiders self-titled debut album have been selling for a solid $100-$150 for the past 10 years or so, it's incredible that it's never been made available as a reissue, even in bootleg form. Which makes this new, legit, from-the-master-tapes CD all the more welcome.Whereas the band's singles where often melodic folk-rock songs with half a bloodshot eye of the Dutch charts, their album showcased the band's rougher, rowdier side. Side One captures the band in a berserk February 1967 live performance which kicks off with the astounding one-chord, six-and-a-half minute "Story 16", takes you through the plaintive yet stomping "Tears Are Falling From My Eyes" (girls sob uncontrollably as Wally emotes like a Dutch Otis Redding), turns up the heat for the manic, clattering, almost out-of-control "Ain't Gonna Miss You" and "I Wish You Could", and wrings every last drop of emotion out of you with "Afraid of the Dark".Aah... "Afraid of the Dark": The magic of this song completely paralized me the first time I heard it. I couldn't believe my ears. I had to immediatly hear it another four times before I could speak or even consider continuing with my life. And it still raises the hair on the back of my neck 11 years later. In its sparse, simple arrangement of fuzz bass, doomy, resonating guitar chordage, tingling four-note lead figure and dramatic percussive fills, "Afraid of the Dark" packs the darkest, scariest, loneliest atmosphere I've ever heard.Side Two includes some of the wildest tracks the band ever recorded, notably the growling, beyond manic "Don't You Cry" and the desperate, frenzied fuzz'n'harp maelstrom of "Won't You Listen". By way of contrast there's also the tender, sincere "I Would Love You" and the heartbreaking, so-true-to-life pop ballad "Teach Me To Forget You".The six bonus tracks are taken from some of their best singles: "Lying All the Time", "Thinking About Today", "Keep On Trying", "That's Your Problem", "Touch", and "Bird In a Cage". The latter two are previously unreleased stereo versions, which sound mighty good. Sound quality on this CD is actually superior to the original album, and unlike the original there's no fades between the live songs - in fact Pseudonym have even included an extra two minutes of introductory babble before "Story 16". The booklet has no liner notes, but the fabulous pictures (did I mention that the Outsiders also looked cool as hell?) more than make up for that.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Hoods - Gangsters & Morticians


The Hoods - Gangsters & Morticians
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

After the last gap efforts of the Tell Tale Hearts, Ugly Things Magazine's creator Mike Stax joined up with ex members of the Trebels in 1991 to form the Hoods. The band's 14 track demo was rerecorded for their LP "Gangsters and Morticians" . It's well known that Stax is crazy about the Pretty Things and Q65, but he never disappointed fans of thise bands, even if he didn't succeed in reaching the sublime levels of his idols. This release is no different- intense and purposeful. Here, unlike the works of the Crawdaddys and Tell Tale Hearts, we find greater professionalism from all the musicians. Everybody is faultless: from vocalist Jay Wiseman (co- author of a lot of the songs) to Dutch organist RON Swart. Stax was asked in the interview the difference between the Hoods and his past bands. His response was "More energy, more humour and more beer". Priceless.
traks listing: see below
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Lyres - Nobody But Lyres


Lyres - Nobody But Lyres

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Nobody But Me

2. How Can I Make Her Mine

3. But If You're Happy Now

4. Here's a Heart - (with Stiv Bators)

5. Baby

6. We Sell Soul
The Lyres' '90s output is a confusing tangle of recycled tracks, rerecorded songs and 7-inch singles on various indie labels. The six-song Nobody but Lyres is a typically mixed bag of that period.
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Soul Survivors - When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes With....


The Soul Survivors - When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes With....
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Do You Feel It 2. Please, Please, Please 3. Too Many Fish in the Sea...Shake 4. Dathon's Theme 5. Taboo-India 6. Expressway to Your Heart 7. Respect 8. Change Is Gonna Come 9. Hey Gyp 10. Rydle 11. Explosion (In Your Soul) 12. Impossible Mission (Mission Impossible) 13. Poor Man's Dream 14. Explosion (In Your Soul) [Extended Version]
Some of the best blue-eyed soul to come out of America during the late 60s --a soaring batch of tunes from a combo that broke down borders wherever they went! The album's the first by the group -- and easily their best -- based around their biggest hit ever, "Expressway (To Your Heart)",one of those songs you've heard a million times,but which always grabs you when it hits the break in the chorus!There's none of the "fake soul" style vocals that rock acts in later years would try to pick up, and these guys instead play like they're just a Philly group, ready to mash it up at some tasty club gigs. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Do You Feel It", "Respect", "Hey Gyp", "The Rydle",and "Taboo-India". CD features 4 bonus tracks all written and arranged by Gamble & Huff -- including regular and extended versions of "Explosion In Your Soul", plus "Impossible Mission" and "Poor Man's Dream".© 1996-2009, Dusty Groove America, Inc.
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