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Monday, November 30, 2009

The Livin' End - 1998 - Unreleased Texas Garage Sounds...


The Livin' End - 1998 - Unreleased Texas Garage Sounds

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Pine Street Boys 2. Roadrunner 3. Get off of My Cloud 4. All Alone 5. Friends 6. My Destination 7. Talkin' About You 8. Empty Heart 9. Making Time 10. Captain's Soul 11. Baby Please Don't Go 12. Love Me Two Times 13. Say You Love Me - The Coachmen, Coachmen 14. Hush Broken Heart - The Coachmen, Coachmen

This Livin' End is not to be confused with the Burkburnett, TX, band of the same name from the later '60s, who cut singles on the Soft label. Based in West Texas, the Abilene Livin' End was an offshoot of a group called the Coachmen, formed by guitarist Wayland Huey after his old band broke up in 1964. They cut enough material for an album and then some, none of which was released during the group's own four years of activity involving a lot of hit covers ("Get Off of My Cloud," "Baby Please Don't Go" etc.) and all of it very enthusiastic, if not always carrying the original tunes terribly well. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Mojo Men - 1966 - Whys Ain't Supposed To Be


The Mojo Men - 1966 - Whys Ain't Supposed To Be

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Something Bad 2. She's My Baby 3. My Woman's Head 4. New Breed 5. Dance With Me 6. Off the Hook 7. Why Can't You Stay 8. Fire in My Heart 9. As I Get Older 10. Wmex Radio Spot: Mojo Men Day! 11. Mama's Little Baby 12. Oh Misery 13. Lost Love 14. Why Can't You Stay 15. Girl Won't You Go on Home 16. Cry Baby 17. Everything I Need 18. She Goes With Me 19. Free as a Bird 20. Loneliest Boy in Town 21. Fire in My Heart

One of the earliest San Francisco rock bands, the Mojo Men had local hits on the Autumn label with "Dance With Me," "She's My Baby," and a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Off the Hook" in the mid-'60s. Their early sides displayed a raunchy but thin approach taken from the mold of British Invasion groups like the Stones and Them. In 1966, after female drummer Jan Errico joined from the San Francisco folk-rock group the Vejtables, they moved to Reprise and pursued folky psychedelic pop directions, and had a Top 40 hit with a Baroque arrangement of Buffalo Springfield's "Sit Down I Think I Love You" in 1967. In their later days, they developed more intricate arrangements and harmonies that reflected the influence of the Mamas & the Papas and Jefferson Airplane, although they weren't in the same league as those groups. Their many singles never fully displayed the band's considerable songwriting and vocal talents, and after changing their name to the Mojo and finally just Mojo, they disbanded in the late '60s. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

Thursday, November 26, 2009

THE RUNAWAYS - JAPANESE SINGLES COLLECTION


THE RUNAWAYS - JAPANESE SINGLES COLLECTION


@ 320 kbps - Covers are included


1. Cherry Bomb 2. Blackmail 3. Secrets 4. Rock 'n' Roll 5. Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin 6. Queens Of Noise 7. All Right You Guys 8. Blackmail 9. Little Sister 10. School Days 11. Mama Weer All Crazee Now 12. Eight Days A Week 13. Right Now 14. Black Leather


Dismissed during their existence as a crass marketing gimmick, the Runaways have grown in stature over the years as the first all-female band to make a substantial impression on the public by playing loud, straight-up, guitar-driven rock & roll. Since all of the members were teenagers (some of whom were still learning to play their instruments when they passed their auditions), their music was frequently raw and amateurish, but it neatly combined American heavy metal (think Aerosmith and Kiss) with the newly emerging sound of punk rock. In the media, the Runaways were victims of their own hype, supplied by maverick promoter/manager Kim Fowley. Fowley's insistence on a sleazy jailbait image for the group made it easy for the press to dismiss them as nothing but a tasteless adolescent fantasy . But in the end, the Runaways' sound and attitude proved crucially important in paving the way for female artists to crank up the volume on their guitars and rock as hard as the boys.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bobby Fuller - 1997 - El Paso Rock Volume 2


Bobby Fuller - 1997 - El Paso Rock Volume 2

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 2. 2,000 lb. Bee 3. Fool Of Love 4. Linda Lu 5. Shanghai'd 6. Wine Wine Wine 7. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care 8. Not Fade Away 9. Miserlou 10. It's Love Come What May 11. Donna 12. Saturday Night (Alternate Take) 13. Lonely Sea / Lolita 14. Things We Said Today 15. I Can't Live Without Your Love 16. Night Train 17. A Boy In Love 18. Peggy Sue / Pamela 19. Take My Word 20. Pipeline 21. Birthday Cake (Keep Your Hands Off Of It) 22. My Own True Love (El Paso Version)

This is a primo blast of early 60's rock. Mixing rockabilly,surf, beat, and ballads in a way that maybe only the early Beatles equalled. Savage and subtle at the same time, a great document from a man that far eclipes the "one hit wonder" tag that has been wrongfully placed on him. Raw Bobby at his best!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bobby Fuller - 1996 - El Paso Rock Volume 1


Bobby Fuller - 1996 - El Paso Rock Volume 1
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. El Paso Rock (Live) 2. Shakedown 3. Guess We'll Fall In Love 4. Rock House 5. Unreliable Irresistable Girl 6. I Fought The Law (El Paso Version) 7. To Make Love Last 8. Summertime Blues 9. Eastwood High Dance Radio Spot 10. Angel Face (Live) 11. Bodine 12. Stringer 13. Nervous Breakdown 14. Nancy Jean 15. Pamela 16. Keep A Knockin' 17. You Made Me Cry 18. Do You Wanna Dance 19. The Chase 20. Only For You 21. Keep On Dancing 22. You're In Love 23. King Of The Beach 24. Medley (Live) Louie Louie / Farmer John / Jennie Lee (Do The Jerk With Me)
With his blatant reverence for Buddy Holly, fellow Texan Bobby Fuller was a bit of an anomaly in the mid-'60s. Wielding a Stratocaster guitar and a brash, full sound, at his best Fuller sounded like Holly might have, had he survived into the '60s. Cracking the Top 30 in 1966 with a cover of Holly's "Love's Made a Fool of You" and the Top Ten with "I Fought the Law" (written by one-time Cricket Sonny Curtis), Fuller had just become a star when he died in mysterious circumstances in a parked car in Hollywood (the police thought it was a suicide, but just about everyone who knew him disagreed.…)
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Turpentines - By Popular Demand

The Turpentines - By Popular Demand
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Tryin' Hard 2. Handsome Lonesome 3. Ain't My Decision 4. Tough Luck Mary-Ann 5. High 6. What A Way To Burn 7. "Take It Like A Man, Man 8. 500cc 9. The Girl From Baltimore 10. Useless Memory 11. Busy Being Someone Else 12. Point Blank Mind
Twelve tracks of obnoxious & adrenaline bursting rock & roll, produced by Chips K, who has previously worked with The Nomads & Sator. Brought to you by White Jazz (Hellacopters, Gluecifer).Very explosive version of the FLESHTONES' "Girl from Baltimore". Although Tony TRUANT's version of the same song is wayyyyy groovier, but then again he had THE Fleshtones backing him up.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Detroit Cobras - The Original Recordings


The Detroit Cobras - The Original Recordings
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Village Of Love Maria Christina Over To My House Sad Affair Down In Louisiana Ain't It A Shame Slum Lord It's Raining Cha Cha Twist Funnel Of Love I've Got A Feeling Brainwashed Time Changes Things Curly Haired Baby With Body and Soul
Sympathy was going to put this out as the title "Lost Songs" with a slightly different track listing, but the cobras seem to have put it out themselves with the help of Munster records. The recordings here are lower fidelity than their other early albums for Sympathy and show a bare bones production style. Nevertheless the compilation is full of everything they have in their other albums: energy, rock&soul, smoky vocals, plenty of groove laden guitar work, only rawer. It's a great mix of songs because they're made up of various different sessions from different singles and unreleased album sessions.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

THE MULLENS - Tough To Tell

THE MULLENS - Tough To Tell
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1. Talkin To My Baby 2. The Other Side Of Me 3. Goodbye Lady 4. Waitin' On The Jury 5. Boy In The Band 6. Gonna Be A Man 7. Shady Deal 8. Yeah Yeah Gone 9. The Miscreant 10. Ain't Lookin 11. Out With The Boys 12. Mover
Dallas, Texas tough Rock & Roll quartet releases their third and possibly best album to date. Melodic tunes with furious guitar riffs and strong vocals are a perfect combination of Rolling Stones style and attitude with 70’s Punk approach. The 12 songs on this album are brand new originals and show the band has found their definite sound. Their debut self-titled album gathered a lot of great reviews in Punk and Rock magazines (Maximum RocknRoll, Gearhead, Eye Deal, Moshable, Flipside...) and tons of new fans. After their second album "Go where the action is" (GH-1085) the band decided to take a break. They got back to their own home studio and came out with this brilliant album. Real Texas power, baby!
Ps: this one goes out toTOXXY!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bruce Joyner & The Unknowns


Bruce Joyner & The Unknowns

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Pull My Train 2. Crime Wave 3. Streets 4. Rat Race 5. Riptide 6. White Trash Girl 7. City of Angels 8. Common Man 9. She Never Says No 10. Modern Man 11. Bounce 12. Actions/Reactions [Demo Version] 13. Suzzanne [Demo Version] 14. Dream Sequence [Demo Version] 15. Not My Memory [Demo Version] 16. Teenage Crush [Demo Version] 17. Tax Deductible [Demo Version] 18. Crime Wave [Demo Version] 19. Streets [Demo Version] 20. Pull My Train [Demo Version] 21. Rave On [Demo Version] 22. Common Man [Demo Version] 23. Rat Race [Demo Version] 24. Bounce [Demo Version]

Bruce Joyner with Mark Neill and Dave Boyle initiated the Unknowns in 1980, when moving from Georgia to Los Angeles; Bruce left by the end of 1982. They reformed in 1991, with Craig Packam on drums, for a european tour (and New Rose records anniversary gig), then Bruce left to focus on collaborating with Out Of The Fire, and also because suffering some health problems.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Brinsley Schwarz - New Favourites Of Brinsley Schwarz


Brinsley Schwarz - New Favourites Of Brinsley Schwarz
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? 2. Ever Since You're Gone 3. Ugly Things 4. I Got the Real Thing 5. Look That's in Your Eye Tonight 6. Now's the Time 7. Small Town, Big City 8. Trying to Live My Life Without You 9. I Like You, I Don't Love You 10. Down in the Dive 11. I've cried my last tear 12. (It's gonna be a) Bringdown 13. Everybody 14. There's a cloud in my heart
Recorded two years after NERVOUS ON THE ROAD with producer Dave Edmunds, NEW FAVORITES found the band moving in a more pop-oriented direction. The album's centerpiece is an anthemic rock version of Nick Lowe's "What's So Funny (About Peace Love And Understanding)". The moody R&B ballad "Ever Since You're Gone" and the catchy beat group pop of "The Ugly Things" illustratewhy Nick Lowe's remarkable ability to write almost any style of music allowed Brinsley Schwarz to retain their vitality long after many of their contemporaries were forgotten.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Love Sculpture - Forms and Feelings

Love Sculpture - Forms and Feelings
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1. In the Land of the Few 2. Seagull 3. Nobody's Talking 4. Why (How-Now) 5. Farandole 6. You Can't Catch Me 7. People, People 8. Mars 9. Sabre Dance 10. Think of Love [*] 11. Seagull [Single Version][*] 12. Farandole [Single Version][*] 13. In the Land of the Few [Single Version][*] 14. People People [Single Version][*] 15. Sabre Dance [Single Version][*]

DAVE EDMUNDS' importance in the history of Welsh rock music cannot be understated. In the 70's he became an icon recording for Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label and working with GEORGE HARRISON. Edmunds' recording career began with the trio LOVE SCULPTURE, revealing EDMUNDS to be a guitar hero of extreme prowess. After a first single released under the name THE HUMAN BEANS the band became LOVE SCULPTURE and recorded "Blues Helping", a classic album of Blues Rock for EMI's Parlophone label. In 1969 the band veered to a more "underground" direction to record their classic top ten hit "SABRE DANCE", championed by DJ John Peel. The ensuing album (engineered by future YES producer EDDIE OFFORD) was equally stunning.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Los Straitjackets With The World Famous Pontani Sisters And Kaiser George - Twist Party!!!


Los Straitjackets With The World Famous Pontani Sisters And Kaiser George - Twist Party!!!
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1. Twist Party 2. Twistin' Gorilla 3. Hypno-Twist 4. Twistin' out in Space 5. Kitty Kat 6. Foot Stomp 7. Twist 'N' Grind 8. Isn't Love Grand 9. On Tap 10. Daddy-O 11. Domino Twist 12. Mad Scientwist 13. Chocolate Shake 14. Twistin' in the Rain 15. All Back to Drac's 16. Peppermint Twist
If it's tempting to characterize this delightfully dizzy collaboration between Nashville's masked surf-rock acolytes Los Straightjackets and hip-swiveling Brooklyn burlesque revivalists The World Famous Pontani Sisters as postmodern, perhaps one should lie down until the feeling passes. As ambitious fusion of vintage instrumental rock, video dance lessons, lucha libre couture, Chubby Checker, Merseybeat, and rhinestone-chic this CD/DVD set can't be denied--or rivaled, for that matter. With Scottish Kaiser George handling vocals, the Straitjackets rip through a tightly executed set of twist 'n' groove originals and covers of Fats Domino's "Domino Twist," Robert Parker's "Twistin' in Space," and Joey Dee's "Peppermint Twist." The band takes a faithful left-turn into Liverpool '63, with KG paying affectionate homage to Gerry Marsden and Wayne Fontana on "Isn't Love Grand" before serving up a couple of Halloween-ready slices of loop-rock via "All Back to Drac's" and the infectious "Mad Scientwist." The equally kitsch-cool DVD contains lovingly cheeseball videos for the latter and "Twistin' Gorilla," as well as the Pontanis teaching the steps for the "Kitty Cat" and "Daddy-O" dances. --Jerry McCulley http://sharebee.com/bcbef39c