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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wooden Shjips - Dos

Wooden Shjips - Dos
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1    Motorbike     4:51  
2    For So Long     4:44  
3    Down By The Sea     10:54  
4    Aquarian Time     6:28  
5    Fallin'     11:28  

Their sophomore effort, recorded and mixed in San Francisco in 2008. Amazingly trippy and lots of Krautrock influences.

Sunday, February 23, 2014



SYSTER HYDE made a brilliant vintage rendition of the Kraftwerk hit. Filled with twangy guitars and Farfisa organ, it takes the song in a completely other dimension.

Good news: you can get yourself a FREE LOSSLESS copy on their bandcamp site. And while you're at it take the opportunity to buy their digital E.P. released a couple of months ago!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ben Vaughn - The Prehistoric Ben Vaughn

Ben Vaughn - The Prehistoric Ben Vaughn
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   Growin' A Beard       
   Blues # 47       
   Ham & Beer Syndrome       
   Rockin' At McDonald's       
   Fun In My Car       
   She's About A Mover       
   Hawaiian Shirts       
   Lookin' For A 7-11       
   Fun With Lloyd       
   Rockin' At McDonald's Again       
   Supermarkets Are To Blame  

From 1978 to 1980, before the dawn of the digital age, Ben Vaughn recorded these songs in Blackwood, New Jersey, in the second floor apartment of friend and fellow musician Steve Iannetti.
The home studio set-up consisted of a four track reel-to-reel, a full drum kit (which dominated the small living room), and an assortment of instruments and effects gear that varied from week to week due to Steve's penchant for trading equipment (which helps to account for the extraordinary variety of these recordings). During this period, Ben was working at various jobs (landscaper, delivery driver, paste-up artist) and trying to save his failing marriage. He was also pursuing his rock and roll dream. The night I met him he was auditioning for a gig in a small bar in Philadelphia, performing a set of Rolling Stones covers for an audience of four people, including the bartender and me. I was also there to audition - haven't heard back yet. Ben was anxious to take his music career to the next level. That's where these recordings come in - the idea was to accumulate an album's worth of material and get a record deal.

Special Thanx to Limburg for this contribution

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Hitmen- Dancing Time '78-'79

The Hitmen- Dancing Time '78-'79
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CD 1
1. King of the Surf
2. Pushin' Too Hard
3. Under the Boardwalk
4. Dancing Time
5. 15 Hours
6. Come With Me
7. Feast of Words
8. I Am The Man
9. The Tales
10. In Your Eyes
11. It's So Wild
12. Kicks Right Now
13. My Baby Smiled
14. No Clue
15. Sequence & Scene
16. Something's Not Right
17. Wings of Steel
18. Wise Guys
19. Wrath of God
20. You Got Soul
21. 15 Hours
22. It's So Wild
23. I'd Like To Kiss You
24. Nearly Night
25. Night Is Over
26. No Clue
27. Wings of Steel
28. Come With Me

CD 2
1. Dancing Time
2. Hard Time Coming
3. War Or Hands of Time
4. Gonna Be Late
5. No Clue
6. 15 Hours
7. Waiting For Days
8. White Knife Gleaming
9. Crazy Over You
10. High School
11. Suspicious Minds
12. Dancing Time
13. Hold On Tight
14. Strychnine
15. Cold December
16. Night Is Over
17. Didn't Tell The Man
18. Shake Some Action
19. Gonna Be Late
20. Pop's All Gone/Kids Can't Dance
21. Hit Me
22. Back To Country
23. You Won't Understand
24. How Could He Resist

Double CD set includes a demo set and live set from the shortlived Hitmen line-up featuring original Saints drummer Ivor Hay - making it something of a Radio Birdman/Saints summit meeting - as well as an album length demo session recorded only a couple of months after Radio Birdman split. It kicks off with the 3-song session produced by Deniz Tek that resulted in the highly desirable Johnny Kannis 'King of the Surf' single. In all there is well over an album's worth of never-before heard original songs, and a handful of covers of songs by the likes of the Master's Apprentices, Sonics, Remains and MC5. 52 tracks in all!  (CD1) (CD2)

Special Thanx to Joey R.A. Mone for this way cool contribution!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Radio City - Class Of '77

Radio City - Class Of '77
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1. Don't Mistake Love 
2. Little Runaway 
3. It's Ok 
4. She's A Heartbreaker 
5. Play It Like A Man 
6. Bleecker Street 
7. Tomorrow 
8. Downtown 
9. Fallen Angels 
10. Little Runaway 
11. So Easy 
12. Get You In the Picture 
13. Younger Than Yesterday

The previously unreleased full album from this amazing New York band! Hunkered in the studio in the late '70s, these guys made a beautiful testament to the power of pop! Before the skinny ties, these guys followed the path laid out by BIG STAR, THE RASPBERRIES, BLUE ASH and BADFINGER, mixed with their own raw sound, to dizzying results! A mandatory purchase for powerpop fans everywhere.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday Powerpop Surprise

Saturday Powerpop Surprise

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Special Thanx to Jpaul, provider of all things Powerpop

Friday, February 14, 2014

Various ‎– Ho-Dad Hootenanny - Beer Blast Blow Out '65!

Various   ‎– Ho-Dad Hootenanny - Beer Blast Blow Out '65!
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A1 Hurricanes – Jambalaya        
A2 Images – My Kinda Woman        
A3 Madmen – Alfred E Goes Surfin'        
A4 Rangers – Justine        
A5 Warner Bros Combo – Study Hall        
A6 The Customs Five –  Little Louie        
A7 Mickey & The Clean Cuts –   Soapy        
A8 The Deacons  – The Baldie Stomp        
A9 The Passions  – You've Got Me Hurtin'        
B1 Moguls –   Round Randy        
B2 Chy Guys –   Say Mama        
B3 Them  –   Don't Look Now        
B4 Mystery Men –   Pier X        
B5 Mysterians –   Wildman        
B6 Barracudas  – Nobody        
B7 Johnny & The Uncalled –   Shortnin' Bread        
B8 The Sonics – Introduction To The Sonics        
B9 Rangers –   Snow Skiing

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


The best Norwegian Power Pop band in the world, The Yum Yums, start their 2014 European tour today.  

If you lived on Mars for the last twenty years you may not be aware of it but THE YUM YUMS songs are filled with chewy bubblegummy sweetness! So if you haven't done it yet BUY yourself a copy of their latest goodies THE YUM YUMS PLAY GOOD MUSIC!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Lust-O-Rama ‎– Loose Ends

The Lust-O-Rama  ‎– Loose Ends (vinyl rip from my personal collection)
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Side A: Demos, Outtakes And More  

A1    Gloria   
A2    Soapy   
A3    Rockall Trash   
A4    Baby Baby   
A5    Feeling Fine   
A6    The Way Things Should Be   
A7    Candyman   
A8    Fight Fire   
A9    Another Mistake   
A10    In Love With You   
A11    Do Be Doo   
A12    Never Gonna Cry       
Side B: Live Recordings  

B1    Green Onions   
B2    Been So Long   
B3    Night Of The Sadist   
B4    I Want You       
B5    I'm Down   
B6    Up And Down   
B7    Again And Again   
B8    In And Out   
B9    Need To Know   
B10    Trip Me Up   
B11    Don't Love Her   
B12    That's Okay   


Bass, Backing Vocals – Rolf Yngve Uggen (tracks: A3 to B12)
Drums, Cymbal – Bulle
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Erik Hovde
Mastered By [Digitally] – Audun Strype
Organ – Sjur Fladager
Vocals, Harmonica, Tambourine, Maracas – Arne Thelin


Track information:
A1 to A2: Both tracks taken from the first studio session in February '90. Carsten Johansen played bass at that time.
A3: Radio jingle recorded for Rockall Music Pub, Oslo in June '90. Aired throughout the summer on now defunct Rock FM, Oslo.
A4: It's funny how rough mixes tend to be better than final ones. Recorded June '90 at our 2nd studio session. Mastered from a cassette.
A5: Another track from June '90. This song never made it on vinyl or even to a final mix. Rough mix mastered from a cassette.
A6: First mix of a track from the forthcoming Kinetic Vibes mag EP. June '90 again.
A7: Rough mix from the 3rd session in October '90 and mastered from a cassette. Cosmic who?
A8: This Golliwogs song was originally meant for the album, but was replaced by "Need To Know" in the last minute. From the 4th session in February '91.
A9: Jetset mix of the opening track of the album. Engineer Kai Andersen did the sampling and mixing. February '91.
A1 to A9: Recorded at Athletic Sound, Halden and engineered by Kai Andersen.
A10: Rough mix from a September '91 session at Endless Sound, Oslo. Engineered by Harald Tusberg, Jr.
A11: Here's a real Low Fi recording, which was walkmanned by fan club maestro Jostein Hansen at Vertshuset, Oslo in December '90.
A12: Talking about Low Fi, this jam was recorded at rehearsal on one of those cheap portable cassette decks, and Rolf explains who the brain behind The Lust-O-Rama is for NB Radio, Oslo. October '91.
B1: Sjur pushes the keys to the mighty Booker T tune at rehearsal, while Rolf tells about the love of his life to NB Radio. October '91.
B2: Recorded live at Last Train, Oslo on May 19th '91. A DAT recording executed by Audun Strype.
B3: A Larry & The Blue Notes classic recorded live at Rockekjelleren, Oslo, at the release party for the album on October 14th '91. Videofilmed for a TV feature on the band by Kanal Oslo. Another DAT recording by Mr. Strype.
B4: Recorded live for Norwegian national TV, NRK, on October 29th '91. One of two songs filmed, but never shown.
B5 to B12: Recorded live a wild evening as support act for the Fuzztones at Garage, Bergen, the best rock club in Norway. Recorded and mixed on a portastudio by the sweetest guy in Bergen, André Trebby.
Digitally mastered by Audun Strype at Strype Audio, Oslo.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Sewergrooves - Essential Volume Masters E.P.

The Sewergrooves - Essential Volume Masters E.P.

The Sewergrooves from Stockholm, Sweden are not only great musicians and all around nice guys but like fine wine, they are getting better by the years. So no wonder this new E.P. might be considered as their best stuff so far. Great guitar work, soulful vocals and a brilliant production. The only complain one might make is that the record is too short! So hopefully they will add another 6 songs and release it one day as a full length cd.
If you like Thin Lizzy, The Hellacopters or Marvel (the band, not the comics!), The SEWERGROOVES are right up your alley.Rock’n’Roll ain’t dead!

Buy it here  :

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Las Vegas Grind - Part 3

Las Vegas Grind - Part 3
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Chaino –   The Chase       
Jimmy Oliver –   The Sneak       
Four Instants, The –   Bogatini       
Jaguars –   Drive In       
Hound Dogs  –   Beach Girl       
Bikinis, The –   Bikini       
Big Bob Dougherty –   Squeezer       
Ronnie & The Rainbows –   Loose Ends       
50 Milers, The –   The Grunt       
Wiley Terry –   Follow The Leader       
Luchi –   Screwdriver       
Hal Singer –   Take Half       
Ritchie & The Squires –   Beat Party       
Gravestone Four, The –   Rigor Mortis       
Giants, The  –   The Stalk       
Nite Sounds –   Cheese Cake       
Chaino –   Rockin' Bongos       
Sparklers, The –   Bloodhound       
One Plus One –   Outer Space Dixie       
Que' Martin –   Work With It       
Jets, The  –   Scoot       
Rhythm Kings –   Don't Sweat The Small Stuff       
Central High School Cafeteria Band –   First Rhapsody For Knives, Forks And Spoons       
Pete Roberts –   The Ho Ho Rock & Roll       
Flintales, The –   D-Rail       
Swingers  –   Night Walk       
Regal-Airs, The –   It       
Playboys, The  –   Charge It       
Bill Smith Combo –   Anasthasia       
Jazz Rockers, The –   Smog