Search This Blog

Thursday, January 31, 2013

THE Bad Lovers - Actin' Strange

THE Bad Lovers - Actin' Strange
From Austin, Texas comes the most perfect rock'n'roll combo ever. Mixing the raw sixties vibes of the KINKS and the 77 snottiness of The REAL KIDS. These guys are goin' to be huge and remember where you read it first!
They will release their sophomore album this summer.
So there's no time to waste, go to to buy the digital version,

or to buy a vinyl copy.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ko and the Knockouts

Ko and the Knockouts
In flac - Scans are included
1. Cry No More 
2. Go-Getter 
3. Wasted All Those Tears 
4. Set Me Free 
5. You're on My Mind 
6. You Did It 
7. It's Alright 
8 If I 
9 I Really Hate You
10. Twisting Postman 
11. I Wanna (See You Again) 
12. Black and Blue 
Upbeat Detroit band with great songs.
Special Thanx to Limburg for this great contribution

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Breadmakers - Hoodoo Nightspot / Twelve More Miles To Midnight

The Breadmakers - Hoodoo Nightspot / Twelve More Miles To Midnight 
In FLAC - Scans are included
Hoodoo Nightspot  
1  Hoodoo Nightspot   
2  Playing Hookey   
3  I'm Evil 
4  Hipshake  
5  Looking For My Baby  
6  Cry, Cry, Cry    
7  Tee Na Nee Na Nu    
8  Della Street   
9  The Music's Hot    
Twelve More Miles To Midnight  
10  It's Your Voodoo Working 
11  She Belongs To Me  
12  Boogie Chillin' 
13  This Is Hip     
14  Watcha Gonna Do?   
15  71 Melville Rd    
16  (I'm Your) Breadmaker     
17  Walkin' & Talkin' 
18  Walking In The Park   
19  Bloodstains 
20  Popeye Train   
21  71(a) Melville Rd  
Bass, Vocals – Cadillac Slim
Drums, Vocals – Bootpolish Lacey
Guitar, Vocals – Hoodoo White
Lead Guitar – Homesick Gordon
Piano, Organ – Smokey Shephard
Recorded By – Graham 'One More Martini To Midnight' Thomas
Vocals, Harmonica, Maracas – Lazy Dik
2 Lp's On 1 CD of this Australia's top swampy blues, r&b group! Recorded in superb MONO on a 1958 one track recorder between June '90 and August '91 at Preston Studios. All songs were recorded live with NO OVERDUBS. If you're looking for ONE cd to take on a desert island, this is it! AMAZINGLY primitive!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SEVEN LONG YEARS "Chained to your love"

AMAZING news for those of you who are still rabid buyers of physical product.

KOOL KAT MUSIK now manufactures SEVEN LONG YEARS "Chained to your love" as a CDR with full art, packaged in a jewelcase and (this is the best part) with new, previously unreleased songs and an improved sound. Most of the tracks were indeed specially remixed for this release.

The 2 songs of the digital 7" are now also included in the album.


All in all, plenty of excellent reasons to buy the physical copy.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A double dose of COME ONS

A double dose of COME ONS
In flac - Scans are included

1. Whatcha Got?  
2. Oooh  
3. When I Woke Up This Morning  
4. At The Bus Stop (Part One)  
5. I Get So Excited  
6. Operation Get Down  
7. Nice and Easy  
8. What's A Girl To Do?  
9. Knee Jerk  
10. Red Lips and Fingertips  
11. Sugar Fortified  
12. At The Bus Stop Stop (Part Two)  
13. I Feel Good All Over  
14. Loaded Heart  
15. He's A Man  
16. I Wanna Be Loved  
17. At The Bus Stop (Part Three)

1. It's Alright  
2. Mesmerizer  
3. Something Fool  
4. Keep The Change  
5. Bello Amore  
6. Strangelove  
7. Hip Check!  
8. Sunday Drive  
9. Heavy  
10. Get It  
11. I'll Show You Why  
12. Dollar In My Pocket  
Somehow these four white people, two guys and two gals, from Detroit ooze more 'soul' than 99% of the current 'r & b' crop. Not only does this record make you wanna swivel your hips in a sexy kinda way, it also sounds great and has the greatest organ sound since QUITE A LONG TIME! A couple of exciting instros, lotsa mid tempo grinders and one totally killer ballad in "loaded heart"! And really, there's no way around it,
it makes you think of sex. As all great rock & roll should off course...A mighty record that grows on ya with every spin and the best of its kind since the Detroit Cobras album!
Special Thanx to Limburg for this great contribution

Friday, January 18, 2013

Dr. Feelgood - Oil City Confidential (Soundtrack) (2010)

Dr. Feelgood - Oil City Confidential (Soundtrack) (2010)
In FLAC - Scans are included
1. Going Back Home (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
2. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
3. Roxette (2006 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
4. Cheque Book (2006 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
5. I Can Tell (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
6. She Does It Right (Live) Dr Feelgood 
7. Twenty Yards Behind (Live) Dr Feelgood 
8. Shakin' All Over Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 
9. I Don't Mind (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
10. All Through The City (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
11. Poison Ivy (1998 Digital Remaster) The Paramounts 
12. You Shouldn't Call The Doctor (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
 13. I'm A Hog For You Baby (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
14. Keep It Out Of Sight (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
15. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 
16. I'm A Man (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
17. Back In The Night (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
18. Riot In Cell Block Number Nine (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
19. Time And The Devil (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
20. Sneakin' Suspicion (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
21. Paradise (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
22. Lucky Seven (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 
23. Milk And Alcohol Dr Feelgood
This disc compiles a decent spread of Dr Feelgood tracks, from across their career – pre- and post-Wilko Johnson’s departure – and serves as the soundtrack to Julien Temple’s latest film of a punk-focused persuasion, following works on the Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer. Admittedly Dr Feelgood were never categorized alongside either the Pistols or The Clash, but their influence on the post-punk scene is every bit as vital: the percussive guitar playing of Johnson, who’d leave the band during the recording of 1977’s Sneakin’ Suspicion, left a huge impression on Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, among others.
Dr Feelgood’s mainstream appeal barely survived the 1970's, their last certifiable hit undoubtedly Milk and Alcohol, which closes proceedings here. Released in 1979, the cocky swagger of their only top ten single is fairly removed from the group’s initial offerings, which while relatively basic of design nevertheless sparked with a quintessentially English electricity that would help carve their name into rock’s family tree. With its squealing harmonica, lolloping bass and gnawing percussion, Roxette is a better artefact to remember the band’s heyday by. The 1974 single was backed by (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66, and the Bobby Troup cover makes a welcome appearance here alongside several rousing reinterpretations, as well as a pair of moniker-inspiring Johnny Kidd originals.--Mike Diver

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Come ons - The Ghetto Years

The Come ons - The Ghetto Years
In FLAC - scans are included
1. Don't Wait For Me   
2. If You Think   
3. Sous Le Soleil Exactement   
4. FKS   
5. Promise Me   
6. Don't Tell Me   
7. Complicated   
8. Blushing   
9. Little Things Mean A Lot   
10. I Missed The Reigning Sound  

From Motown to soul to nitty gritty garage rock, The Come Ons embody the Detroit sound. Recorded by Jim Diamond at his famous Ghetto Recorders, 'The Ghetto Years' is one of the most well produced albums to come out of the Detroit scene. Drawing comparisons from ESG to The Meters, and featuring Patrick Pantano of Dirtbombs fame, The Come Ons are Detroit pop at its finest. Australian exclusive album.
One very wrong move though: a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "Sous le soleil exactement" that sucks big time. Some songs are better left uncovered!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Little Bob Story - (1976) High Time & (1977) Like Rock 'n' Roll

Little Bob Story - (1976) High Time & (1977) Like Rock 'n' Roll
In FLAC - scans are included
1976 - High Time:
01. High Time 04:09
02. Delice Of my Youth 03:00
03. It's All Over Now Baby Blue 04:06
04. You'll be Mine 03:28
05. Oh Suzy 02:25
06. So Bad 04:16
07. Lucille 02:56
08. I Don't Wanna Be a Loser 04:13
09. I'm Crying 04:06
1977 - Like Rock 'n' Roll:
10. Like Rock'N'Roll 03:06
11. Don't Let me Misunderstood 03:58
12. Come On Home 04:04
13. Let Me In 02:53
14. I Need Money 02:19
15. Cry Baby 03:24
16. I Don't know 03:01
17. Tobacco Road 02:36 
High-energy French rock & rollers Little Bob Story came so close to proto-punk glory that they could almost smell it. Uncompromisingly fronted by the man-mountain Bob Piazza, but equally highlighted by the elegantly wasted scarecrow guitarist Guy George Gremy, Little Bob Story effortlessly bridged the gulf between the hooligan R&B of Eddie & The Hot Rods and the nihilistic adrenaline of all that was to follow. They were just a little too early and a little too hairy (bassist Barbe Noire would have melted into The Grateful Dead). Nevertheless, one of the best french bands EVER.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Eddie & the Hot Rods - Life on the Line

Eddie & the Hot Rods - Life on the Line
In FLAC - scans are included
1. Do Anyting You Wanna Do  
2. Quit This Town  
3. Telephone Girl  
4. Whats Really Going On  
5. Ignore Them (Still Life)  
6. Life On The LIne  
7. (And)Don't Believe Your Eyes  
8. We Sing...The Cross  
9. Beginning Of The End  
10. I Might Be Lying  
11. Ignore Them (Always Crashing In The Same Bar)  
12. Schoolgirl Love  
13. Till The Night Is Gone (Lets Rock) (With Robin Tyner)  
14. Flipside Rock (With Robin Tyner)  
15. Do Anything You Wanna Do (Live)  
16. Whats Really Going On (live)  
17. Why Can't It Be (Live)  
18. Distortion May Be Expected  
Life On The Line saw the band stepping away from their traditionalist R&B roots and infusing their short, sharp stabs of sparkling twelve-bar riffage with a little MC5 adrenaline. Despite stylistically swimming against the punk rock tide, they even managed to produce one of 1977's ultimate Zeitgeist-defining anthems with the inspiring self-affirmation of "Do Anything You Wanna Do". The addition of second guitarist and ex Kursaal Flyer Graeme Douglas not only served to fatten the band's sound, but also fleshed out their covers-heavy repertoire with a injection of song-writing muscle and flair. A Classic album!
Their collaboration single with Robin Tyner is added as a bonus

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Graham Parker & the Rumour - The Parkerilla

Graham Parker & the Rumour - The Parkerilla
In flac - Scans are included
1. Lady Doctor  
2. Fool's Gold  
3. Tear Your Playhouse Down  
4. Hey Lord, Don't Ask Me Questions  
5. The Heat In Harlem  
6. Silly Thing  
7. Gypsy Blood  
8. Back to Schooldays  
9. Heat Treatment  
10. Watch the Moon Come Down  
11. New York Shuffle  
12. Soul Shoes  
13. Hey Lord, Don't Ask Me Questions (Studio Version)  
First bought this as a vinyl double, and was staggered by its crackling energy, and how decent the sound was. Many years later, my opinion hasn't changed: this is Graham Parker and the Rumour at their committed, exuberant best. There are blistering versions of 'Heat Treatment', 'New York Shuffle' and 'Tear your Playhouse down', exquisitely warm and tender versions of 'Fool's Gold' and 'Watch the Moon come down' (still sends chills down my spine). The band are tight and hot, and Parker's raggedy rasp cuts like a blade. Get this, and soak up the atmosphere!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Slovenly Recordings

Slovenly Recordings

Hey Kiddies, check out the latest goodies released by this amazing label

1)SUBSONICS "In the Black Spot"
The Subsonics have been called the "Best band in Atlanta" by fellow Georgians BLACK LIPS and for good reason: previous works by this beatnik, noir-punk careen machine have left indelible marks, or black spots if you will, on the psyche of big-bam-boom-shang-a-lang rockers the world over during their nearly two-decade tenure. This new album brings more of singer Clay Reed's petulant, masculine-feminine vocals and surreal lyricism, shaken up with his signature garroted guitar, Buffi Aguero’s inventive, incessantly churning drumming, and Rob Delbueno's rolling basement bass.

2)THE RIPPERS "Better The Devil You Know" 
From Sardinia, the freakbeat delinquents, The Rippers, bastard sons of the early Rolling Stones and Pretty Things, are back with a full length wallop called “Better The Devil You Know” ! Recalling the nastiest records of The Makers, the Rippers blaze through eleven tracks of hyper-speed 1960s style rhythm & beat shakers delivered with the deadliest of punk snarl, fully raunched-out harmonica wail, drum beats tighter than their own pegged trousers, and their signature stinging string-bending wickedry.

3)PAINT FUMES "Uck Life" 
The Gories, Cheater Slicks and Oblivians all rolled in one. Definitely not for the faint of heart! From Charlotte, NC.

4)THEE OOPS "Happy Charlie" 
From Sardinia again, schizoid punks THEE OOPS are back with a hardcore holocaust called the “Happy Charlie EP.” Spread over two 7” platters (or one shiny CD, natch), Thee Oops bring 10 searing tracks of maggot infested punk rock ruckus like no one since hardcore’s salad days.

You can buy all this great stuff here:

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Eddie & the Hot Rods - Teenage Depression

Eddie & the Hot Rods - Teenage Depression
In FLAC - scans are included
1. Get Across To You  
2. Why Can't It Be?  
3. Show Me  
4. All I Need Is Money  
5. Double Checkin Woman  
6. The Kids Are Alright  
7. Teenage Depression  
8. Horseplay (Wearier Of The Schmaltz)  
9. Been So Long  
10. Shake  
11. On The Run  
12. BONUS TRACKS Writing On The Wall  
13. Crusin' (In The Lincoln)  
14. Wooly Bully  
15. Horseplay (Single Version)  
16. 96 Tears (Live)  
17. Get Out Of Denver (Live)  
18. Medley: Gloria  
19. Satisfaction (Live)  
20. On The Run (Live)  
21. Horseplay (Live)  
22. Double Checkin' Woman (Live)  
23. All I Need Is Money (Live)

They are often considered as one of the many punk rock bands that sprang from that city in the mid 1970s, but in fact saw themselves as more influenced by groups like The Who and The Kinks, and other pub rock acts such as Dr Feelgood or Graham Parker & the Rumour. Their brand of energetic r&b was over-trumped massively by the punk explosion, and they withered away. The repertoire consisted of Chicago style blues, mainstream rock and soul covers, plus tunes in a similar vein written by the band's guitarist, Higgs.
Before rising to semi-stardom in 1977, the Hot Rods underwent several changes in personnel: One of the first members to leave the band was Eddie himself, a dummy that featured prominently in the Hot Rods' early gigs and was discarded as the joke had worn thin. Otherwise, the band consisted of Barrie Masters on vocals, Pete Wall and Dave Higgs on guitar, Rob Steel on bass and Steve Nicol on drums. Ed Hollis, brother of Talk Talk's Mark Hollis became their manager, and the band were signed to Island Records.
By 1976, Lew Lewis (harmonica) and Paul Gray had replaced Wall and Steel. Lewis's tenure in the group lasted for the release of their first two singles before he too left. With this new line-up, the Hot Rods played a set at London's famous Marquee Club - their opening act was a young band named Sex Pistols. During a residency at the club in the summer of 1976 they duelled for alternate weeks with AC/DC, to see who could cram more bodies into the Marquee during one of the hottest summers on record. They first appeared in the UK Singles Chart the end of that year with the "Live at the Marquee" EP and the single "Teenage Depression", an energetic rock'n'roll song.
After the release of the Teenage Depression album, which gave them their first appearance in the UK Albums Chart, they recorded another EP called "Live - At the Sound Of Speed". During the gig from which this EP was recorded, Graeme Douglas (formerly of The Kursaal Flyers) joined the band onstage and jammed along adding extra lead lines. Afterwards his membership of the band was made permanent, and they set about writing and recording for their second album.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Eric Knoxx's TOP 12 of 2012

1. The Rival Sons - Head Down
2. Thee Attacks - Dirty Sheets
3. The Heavy - Glorious Dead
4. Allah-Las - Allah-Las
5. Seven Long Years - Digital 7"
6. Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone
7. JJ Rassler & The Cuban Heels - Behold!
8. The Hi-Risers - Hang around with you
9. The White Wires - III
10. The Nomads - Solna
11. Prima Donna - Bless This Mess
12. Gentleman Jesse - Leaving Atlanta

This does not mean that these are the best records of 2012, but these are the records i listened to the most. Hence the reason i included SEVEN LONG YEARS. Believe me when i say i listened to these tracks QUITE a lot!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

David Johansen - David Johansen-Live It Up

David Johansen - David Johansen-Live It Up
In FLAC - scans are included
 Funky But Chic    
 Pain In My Heart    
 Not That Much    
 Cool Metro    
 I'm A Lover    
 Lonely Tenement    

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place / Don't Bring Me Down / It's My Life  
Reach Out I'll Be There      
Is This What I Get For Loving You     
Build Me Up Buttercup     
Funky But Chic     
Bohemian Love Pad    
Stranded In The Jungle      
Personality Crisis  

Great Britain's venerable BGO imprint is one of the big daddies of contemporary reissues. They've been known to do entire retrospectives two albums at a time in either double- or single-CD packages. They've begun their David Johansen set with his wonderful self-titled debut album and his concert recording Live It Up, which was issued fourth. This might initially seem very strange because BGO usually issues in chronological sequence, but this was a best-of-both-worlds pairing: first, because these two recordings are well suited to one another with their rock & roll looseness; and second, the middle two albums, In Style and Here Comes the Night, are excellent as well, but they are slicker and focus on a more period-based rock & roll sound. Here, Johansen's debut sticks close to the trash and roll of his years with the New York Dolls, with tracks like "Funky But Chic," "Girls," and "Cool Metro." The latter album contains a couple of concert versions of these tunes, such as the wonderfully overdramatized "Frenchette," the street love song "Donna," and yes, "Funky But Chic." In addition, there are some terrific covers, including "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Build Me Up Buttercup," "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," and the Goffin & King classic "Is That What I Get for Loving You." The set is balanced with a couple of Dolls classics, and the entire thing is a riot. Add these two albums together and you have 20 tracks of pure garbage-strewn gold.