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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

V.a.Wizzz Vol.2

V.a.Wizzz Vol.2
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. San Antonio - J'aime ou j'emmerde
2. Jean et Janet - Je t'aime normal
3. Bruno Leys - Maintenant je suis un voyou
4. Guy Skornik - Des arbres de fer
5. Chorus Reverendus - Dans son euphorie
6. Brigitte Fontaine - Je suis inadaptée
7. Philippe Nicaud - Bonne nuit Chuck
8. Zorgones Herr Doktor Reich
9. Bainc Didonc - 4 cheveux dans le vent
10. Serge Franklin - KKK
11. Isabelle - Amstramgram
12. Bruno Leys - Hallucinations
13. Nelly Perrier - Un soir d'été
14. Jesus - L'electrocuté
15. Alain Boissanger - Crazy girl, crazy world

Since the success of the first volume in 2002, WIZZZ has been considered by some as the benchmark compilation of French sixties alternative pop. It launched an unprecedented craze for this rare breed of disc, featuring danceable rhythms, twisted sounds from another world and demented lyrics, coupled with an underlying sense of mockery.
I found this for less than 5 euros in a bargain bin but if you ask me, this is not as good as vol.1 except for the song by Serge Franklin describing a pick-nick by the members of the KKK. The lyrics are hilarious.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Litter - Distortions

Litter - Distortions
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Action Woman
2. Whatcha Gonna Do About It
3. Codine
4. Somebody Help Me
5. Substitute
6. The Mummy
7. I'm So Glad
8. A Legal Matter
9. Rack My Mind
10. Soul-Searchin'
11. I'm A Man
12. Hey Joe
13. Harpsichord Sonata #1
14. Here I Go Again
15. The Egyptian
16. (Under The Screaming Double) Eagle
17. Confessions (Of A Traveler Through Time)
18. Blues One
19. She's Not There 7:55
20. Pegasus

One of Minneapolis' most popular '60s bands, the Litter are most known for their classic 1967 garage rock single "Action Woman." With its demonic fuzz/feedback guitar riffs and cocky, snarling lead vocal, it was an archetype of the tough '60s garage rock favored by fans of the Pebbles reissue series. In fact, the single, which got some airplay in Minnesota in early 1967 and then was largely forgotten, didn't reach an international audience until it became cut one, Side One on Volume One of Pebbles in the late '70s. It now has a place of honor on the Nuggets box set. The Litter were a little more successful and long-lived than the average regional garage band, recording a few albums, the last one for a major label, and evolving into a more progressive hard rock outfit before disbanding around the end of the '60s.

The Litter was formed by members of two Minneapolis area mid-'60s groups, the Victors and the Tabs. (A few songs recorded by the Victors in late 1965 can be heard on the compilation The Scotty Story.) Heavily influenced by the fiercest British Invasion bands, such as the Yardbirds and the Who, they recorded their debut single, "Action Woman"/"A Legal Matter," with local producer Warren Kendrick in late 1966. "Action Woman," in fact, was not a Litter original, but a Kendrick composition. Bill Strandlof, who had played the searing guitar lead on "Action Woman," was replaced by Tom "Zippy" Caplan in the spring of 1967, just before they recorded most of the tracks that comprised their debut album. Leaning heavily on covers of songs by British bands like the Yardbirds, the Who, and Small Faces, Distortions was nevertheless a prime example of sixties garage rock at its most powerful. With the garage rock revival this local release became a coveted collector's item, and has since been reissued several times.

Like many bands in the late '60s, the Litter subsequently went into a more psychedelic/hard rock direction. Their second album, 100 Fine, put more weight on original material, although their sound was growing more generic. Around this time the Litter missed out on some potential big opportunities, turning down offers from both Elektra and Columbia. They appear in a 1968 Chicago psychedelic nightclub scene in political filmmaker Haskell Wexler's classic movie Medium Cool, but only super-briefly; although they're shown playing onstage, the soundtrack includes none of their music, with the Mothers of Invention's "Flower Punk" overdubbed onto the scene. By the time they did get onto a major label for the 1969 album Emerge (on ABC), Caplan and original lead singer Denny Waite had been replaced, and their hard rock sound had become less distinguished. The Litter have reunited and sometimes continued to play and record, with different lineups, into the '90s. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Kelvin Stardust
2. Fall In Fall Out
3. Complicated Lady
4. Tu As Gaché Mon Talent Ma Chérie
5. Reach Out
6. Oh My Gawd!
7. B.O.O.G.A.L.O.O.
8. Fever Special
9. Everybody Boogaloo
10. Jackson 16
11. The Hawk
12. Got It So Bad
13. Deception

More stuff for your mod allnighter! This album reveals big boss man's ability to groove just as effectively in the studio as they do live. As always the songs are hung on a tight drum/bass/guitar groove with acid jazz tinged Hammond lead lines. On this outing there are more vocal tracks. Main man Nasser Bouzidas takes the lead vocal whilst playing keyboards and also drives the funk grooves harder with bongo breaks. He is "The Bongolian". If you are into groovy percussion he's your man.
This album has a live feel which just makes you want to move. Real "belly-button to knee-cap" music! Buy it, play it, enjoy it. If you're feeling down play it again and B.O.O.G.A.L.O.O.
This album has lots to offer and stands up there with The Diplomats of Solid Sound or the Meters. Nasser is mod through and through, like Paul Weller, and his music is a sincere take on that "Blow Up" club sound brought right up to date. Go on-buy it!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Frank Popp Ensemble

The Frank Popp Ensemble
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Love Is On Our Side
2. Mullet King
3. You've Been Gone Too Long
4. Breakaway
5. Psychedelic Girl
6. Touch And Go
7. Hip Teens Don't Wear Blue Jeans
8. Hurry Up!
9. Goo Goo Muck
10. The Thing Demands
11. The Catwalk
12. Enough

iF you're planning a Mod Allnighter this week-end this is definitely THEE cd you have to play to be sure to fill the dancefloor. Absolutely brilliant!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Len Price 3 - Rentacrowd (with bonus tracks).

The Len Price 3 - Rentacrowd (with bonus tracks).
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Rentacrowd
2. If I Ain't Got You
3. Julia Jones
4. Sailor's Sweetheart
5. Doctor Gee
6. Girl Like You
7. With Your Love
8. No Good
9. Mesmer
10. Cold 500
11. She's Not Really There
12. Turn It Around
13. Australia
14.when death comes for my soul
15.Letting you down
16.The Name of Violet Rose
17.Mourn my health
17 tracks of highly energetic sixties pop with a distinctive garage feel, a little more rockin' than the songs on 'Chinese burn', full of killer hooks and more than conspicuous references to their fave bands, the early WHO and the KINKS make one hell of an album. 'Rentacrowd' is a real beat fest for everyone who's into the whole Medway sound of bands like the MILKSHAKES, PRISONERS, KRAVIN' 'A'S and MIGHTY CEASARS, but it will even take you a little further into the wonderful world of crunchy power-pop, 60's freakbeat and late 70's punk-rock (think THE JAM!!!). Amazing! Get it.
Too late, guys. The week-end is over. It's gone!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bad Seeds - Liberty Bell
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

01. Bad Seeds - Taste of the Same
02. Bad Seeds - I'm a King Bee
03. Bad Seeds - Zilch, Pt. 1
05. Bad Seeds - All Night Long (Tried To Hide)
06. Bad Seeds - Sick and Tired
07. Bad Seeds - I'm Nobody's Man
08. Bad Seeds - My Last Day
09. Bad Seeds - Gotta Make My Heart Turn Away
10. Bad Seeds - People Sec. IV
11. Bad Seeds - Cherkerboard
12. Bad Seeds - Arkansas
13. Liberty Bell - The Nazz Are Blue
14. Liberty Bell - For What You Lack
15. Liberty Bell - Al's Blues
16. Liberty Bell - Thoughts and Visions
17. Liberty Bell - Naw, Naw, Naw
18. Liberty Bell - Reality Is the Only Answer
19. Liberty Bell - I Can See (1st Version)
20. Liberty Bell - Bad Side of the Moon
21. Liberty Bell - Big Boss Man
22. Liberty Bell - That's How It Will Be
23. Liberty Bell - Something for Me
24. Liberty Bell - Look for Tomorrow
25. Liberty Bell - Recognition
26. Liberty Bell - Eveline Kaye
27. Liberty Bell - I Can See (2nd Version)
28. Liberty Bell - Out in the Country
Split CD by Bad Seeds/Liberty Bell, two Texas garage bands from the sixties. This is a 1997 release on the French EVA label.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Can't Stand It
2. Shadow of Grief
3. Stay Away Girl
4. Inside Looking Out
5. It's My Soul
6. Let Me Be
7. Lies
8. Nobody Loves You
9. Lonely Feeling
10. High Time Baby
11. Shame and Misery
12. Can't You See

A five-piece from Cincinnati, the Greenhornes take the best elements of '60s R&B, blues, and British Invasion and distill it down to their own brand of Midwestern garage rock. Their original compositions consistently come across with a level of songwriting maturity which belies the fact that they're a group of barely 20-somethings. Along with the White Stripes and the Mooney Suzuki, the Greenhornes are among the vanguard in a garage/blues-rock revival which has largely emanated from the Rust Belt. The band released their debut album, Gun for You in 1999. The Greenhornes, their sophomore release, was released on Telstar in 2001. ~ Alex Zorn, All Music Guide

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Rämouns - Rockaway Beachboys

The Rämouns - Rockaway Beachboys
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

01.Surfin' Safari
02.Shut Down
03.Surfin' USA
04.Little Honda
06.In My Room
07.I Get Around
08.Little Deuce Coupe
09.Fun Fun Fun
10.Help Me Rhonda
11.Catch A Wave
12.Do It Again

This cd is a dream come true: like if your favorite band (THE RAMONES, that is, for you dummies) decided to cover all your favorite BEACH BOYS songs! Isn't life wonderful sometimes?
in mp3:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tell-Tale Hearts - High Tide (Big Noses & Pizza Faces)

Tell-Tale Hearts - High Tide (Big Noses & Pizza Faces)
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. My World Is Upside Down
2. Hey Tiger
3. (You're A) Dirty Liar
4. Crackin' Up
5. Cry [
6. Just in Case You're Wondering [Live]
7. Crawling Back to Me
8. From Above
9. Losing Myself
10. Forever Alone
11. Me Needing You
12. I'm Gonna Make You Mine
13. At the River's Edge [Live]
14. Satisfy You [Live]
15. It's Just a Matter of Time
16. One Girl
17. It's Not Me
18. No Surprise
19. Bye Bye Baby
20. Too Many Lovers
21. Promise
The Tell-Tale Hearts were always a notch above most so called garage/psychedelic acts of the eighties. They somehow managed to get THAT sound without seeming to try too hard. You listen to their stuff and it sounds natural and spot on. A real respect for quality gear and classic amplifier tones and the true spirit of do-it-yourself rhythm and blues. A must for those who need the real thing.



Monday, March 1, 2010

THE MIGHTY GORDINIS - For bosomaniacs only

THE MIGHTY GORDINIS - For bosomaniacs only
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
Mustang Driving Woman
Do You Sleep In The Nude?
Supercharger 69
For Bosomaniacs Only
American Revolution
(Son Of The) Atomic Mutation
Mad Monster Party
Shake My Iguana
Radiations From Mars
Tempest Pass
That's what KRIS VERRETH wrote about it at the time: "Second album of Belgium's wildest hot rod surf rock&roll gang, the Mighty Gordinis (ex-Vice Barons), featuring among others their best song yet, 'Mustang Driving Woman' with guest vocals by female American blues singer B.J. Scott.Never change a winning team, so the Mighty Gordinis bring you more of their exciting mix of 70's punkrock, 60's surf & hot rod & 50's rock&roll, a balanced mix of vocal songs & choice instrumentals."

This is still available here : Vinyl only!!!!!