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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pretty Lightning - A Magic Lane Of Light And Rain

From Saarbrücken, Germany, comes Pretty Lightning, a band consisting of Sebastian Haas and Christian Berghoff. The duo has recently released their sophomore album,  A Magic Lane Of Light And Rain, via Cardinal Fuzz and Sound Effect Records.

Except, maybe, for the closing track "Graveyard Howls", forget about the delta blues of their debut album, There are witches in the woods. This time, the duo has embraced the cosmic sounds inherited from the 70's krautrock bands. As if they were finally a peace with their German legacy. 

This new record is psychedelic to the bone and it will melt your brain like some magical mushrooms. The Eerie vocals drenched in reverb are inducing strange atmospheres and unusual colours.  A Magic Lane Of Light And Rain is what the title of this record promises, and it delivers and then some. Just close your eyes and let Pretty Lightning take you on a trip to the inner you. 

Purchase it here:

Watch their amazingly insane video of "Marble Moon", one of the many outstanding tracks from their latest album.

And here is the brand new one of "Good Old Liar"

Friday, July 24, 2015

Scandinavian Friends - A tribute to Roky Erickson

Scandinavian Friends - A tribute to Roky Erickson
In WAV - Scans are included

01: Reverberation (doubt) - The Cheaters
02: Sweet Honey Pie - Witchcraft
03: I Don’t Ever Want To Come Down - Baby Woodrose
04: Stand For The Fire Demon - The Rokys
05: Cold Night For Alligators - The Hellacopters
06: You’re Gonna Miss Me - Los Plantronics
07: Bloody Hammer - The Mainliners
08: Sputnik - Grand Café 
09: I Have Always Been Here Before - On Trial
10: Crazy Crazy Mama - Backstreet Girls
11: Two Headed Dog - Thee Mono Sapiens
12: Cold Night For Alligators - We
13: White Faces - The Sacred Sailors
14: Slip Inside This House - Madrugada
15: I Walked With A Zombie - Neperud

This release contains scandinavian acts doing theire favourite song. Outstanding tracks : "Reverberation" by The Cheaters, "Cold Night for alligators " by The Hellacopters, "Bloody hammer" by the Mainliners and Madrugada performing "Slip Inside This House"

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dwight Twilley - Twilley - Scuba Divers

Dwight Twilley - Twilley - Scuba Divers 
In WAV - Scans are included

1. Out Of My Hands
2. Nothing’S Ever Gonna Change So Fast
3. Runaway
4. Standin’ In The Shadow Of Love
5. Alone In My Room
6. Betsy Sue
7. Darlin’
8. I Wanna Make Love To You
9. Got You Where I Want You
10. It Takes A Lot Of Love
11. I’M Back Again
12. Somebody To Love (Lp Version)
13. 10,000 American Scuba Divers Dancin’
14. Touchin’ The Wind
15. Later That Night
16. I Think It’S That Girl
17. Dion Baby
18. Cryin’ Over Me
19. I Found The Magic
20. Falling In Love Again
21. Money (That’S What I Want) (Bonus Track)
22. Somebody To Love (Original 1979 Single Version) (Bonus Track)

Twilley (1979) and Scuba Divers (1982). Both albums have been on aficionado want lists for more than 20 years. Twilley, along with Big Star and the Raspberries, is one of the originators of power-pop. His unique blend of Beatlesque pop and Southern rockabilly influences enjoyed immediate success with two critically acclaimed albums Sincerely (1976) and Twilley Don't Mind (1977). However, the years 1979 to 1982 saw Twilley at the peak of his creativity. Twilley and Scuba Divers, on one impressive CD, feature many of the finest songs of his long career: Out of My Hands, Runaway, I'm Back Again, Later That Night etc. They represent Twilley at his melodic best. Also included as bonus tracks are the difficult to find 1979 single version of Somebody to Love b/w Money (That's What I Want).

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Vikings - Go Berserk!

The Vikings - Go Berserk! (reupped by request)
In wav - covers are included

1. My Friend's Little Sister 
2. Bad To Be Good 
3. Hard Knox High 
4. Let Her Dance 
5. It's Cool To Rock 
6. Strikeout King 
7. Let's Go 
8. Summer Of Hate 
9. Stop It! 
10. Four Eyes 
11. Tonight 
12. The Fly 
13. Push and Stomp/(5-4-3-2) Baby You're The 1 
14. First Time 
15. No L.D. 
16. Rock All 
17. Surrender 
18. Just Head 
19. Savage

The Vikings are STEVE BAISE of the Devil dogs, MORTEN HENRIKSEN of the Yum-yums, KNUT "Euroboy" SCHREINER and THOMAS "Happy Tom" SELTZER of Turbonegro. Talk about a superband and this cd is a heck of a lot of fun! The Vikings blast through with fresh-sounding, exhuberant rock and roll that sounds like it's being played for the fun of it. Their original material shows humor and some cleverness. The covers (including Chubby Checker's "The Fly" and Cheap Trick's "Surrender") reveal an appreciation for fun rock and roll no matter what the era. This is the Japanese release on 1+2 records.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sunnyboys - 1984 - Get Some Fun

Sunnyboys - 1984 - Get Some Fun [2015 reissue]
In FLAC - Scans are included

1 Show Me Some Discipline
2 Lovers (On Another Planet's Hell)
3 Love In A Box
4 Afraid To Love
5 Come As No Surprise
6 Get Some Fun
7 Catch My Heart
8 The Stooge
9 Work In Moderation
10 Cat Walk
Bonus Tracks
11 The Idealist
12 Bottom Of My Heart
13 Safe Life
14 Strange Cohesian (Live)
Live At Narara '84
15 Comes As No Surprise
16 Lovers (On Another Planet's Hell)
17 This Is Real
18 The Stooge
19 Alone With You

Remastered in 2015, and reissued with 9 rare BONUS tracks of B-sides and live material! Dynamic 1984 album, the final recorded by the original line-up.

Special thanks to JPaul for this sunny contribution

The WILD WILD WETS - "14th Floor"

The new french label BIG TOMATO, from Bordeaux, recently released "14th Floor", the amazing debut full length of San Diego, CA, new psychedelic surfers The WILD WILD WETS.

The band includes Mike Turi - Vocals / Synth; Taejon Romanik - Guitar; Yegor Mackey - Bass; Marco Piro - Drums + John Kelley, the projectionist, who takes care of all the visuals effects. The word has it that these shows have been compared to Jefferson Airplane 1966/67 when their music incorporated Jerry Abram's Headlights visual art performances.

WWWets' songs are drenched in reverb and  delay and find their inspiration in 60's garage rock,  surf, kraut, and psychedelia. And if the album's title is a obvious nod to the 13th Floor Elevator,  one can also feel the influence of Spacemen 3 or the Velvet underground

The wild wild wets are organically blending  together  old and  new sounds  in one big sonic maelstrom to  create  something  authentic and perfectly original and fresh. They take the listener to a cosmic roller-coaster ride through his brain and leave his mind panting for more.... The result, at the end of the trip, is the album "14th Floor".

Watch the Wild Wild Wets perform a stripped down version of the title track of their latest album. 

And the electric version of the same track: 

Purchase this brilliant album here :

merci ma biquette!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

PEZBAND - Pezband

PEZBAND - Pezband (vinyl rip)
In Wav - Scans are included
Baby It's Cold Outside  
Princess Mary  
Gas Grill  
When I'm Down  
It's Only A Girl  
Please Be Somewhere Tonight  
Let's Dance!  
It Was Alright  
Hold On  
Close Your Eyes

Pezband is an American power pop band formed in 1971 in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois. It all began in the fall of 1971 when four Oak Park musicians teamed up to jam on covers of songs by The Yardbirds, Kinks and Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac. The original lineup consisted of Mimi Betinis (guitar and lead vocals), Mick Rain (drums and vocals), John Pazdan (guitar, piano and vocals), and Mike Gorman (bass and vocals). Singer Cliff Johnson was added to the lineup in the Spring of 1972.

John Pazdan left the group in December 1972, replaced by guitarist Dan Wade. With the new lineup, Pezband started touring the American Midwest and East Coast, incorporating original songs into their sets. A year later, guitarist Tommy Gawenda replaced Wade, and the band played the West Coast as well, with shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go and The Starwood in Los Angeles. In 1976, the group made the decision to play as a foursome with Betinis back as lead singer. Pezband's first record, eponymously titled (Pezband), was recorded in early 1977 at The House of Music in New Jersey.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lost Acapulco - Las Mejores Olas

Lost Acapulco - Las Mejores Olas
In WAV -Scans are included

1 Por un Tubo
2 Surf Mongol
3 Luna Luau
4 Tanga Tu Tanga
5 Spy Cam
6 Calaveras del Justicio
7 Mercury
8 Escape de Srt. Martha
9 Aqua Vulva
10 Terremoto
11 Frenesick
12 Málaga Storm

¡Con todos vosotros y vosotras, la banda pionera del surf-rock instrumental en México… Para este recopilatorio, editado en el País Vasco e ideado expresamente para Europa, han seleccionado algunos temas de corte más clásico como ‘Luna luau’, ‘Aqua vulva’, el latino ‘Malaga storm’ y ‘Calaveras del justicio’ propio de westerns, pero en el resto de piezas van mucho más allá: ‘Spy cam’ arranca como una clásica banda sonora de espías, pero muy pronto va tornándose en retorcido rock-and-roll. ‘Por un tubo’ y ‘Surf mongol’ no dejan fisuras entre el rock fuerte y el garage; ‘Tanga tu tanga’ se inspira en los guateques pero poco a poco se desboca; ‘Terremoto’ es rock-and-roll 50′ero; ‘Frenesick’ es surf-rock anfetamínico; y el único tema inédito, ‘Mercury’, es melodía con mucho cuerpo, un hit.

Special thanks to Limburg for this surfing contribution

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Reno based SLOVENLY RECORDS recently released the sophomore full length effort of the Dirty Fences a bunch of wild weirdos from New York City.

One track on this record is named "Endless Party" and this is exactly what it's all about here : a great rock n roll album to have a fun time with. 

I personnally prefer the sing-along power punk side of the Dirty Fences. When the band is churning out muted driving guitars and ultra catchy chorus the Dirty Fences are not too far away from the likes of Matthew Melton and Warm Soda, which is perfect in my book. Check out for example "Judy (Don't Go)" and its funny tribute video to girlgroups like the Shangri-Las, "Give Me A Kiss" or the previously mentioned "Endless Party". 

For for those of you who prefer some heavy kick ass action, go to "Heartbeater" or the album's title tune and "High School RIP" that bring to mind the classic 70's Alice Cooper. A killer and brilliant album for the summer that i totally recommand!

Order it here (on LP, CD or Cassette):

These crazy guys will tour the USA this summer, check them out live: 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Shoes ‎– 35 Years: The Definitive Shoes Collection 1977-2012

Shoes ‎– 35 Years: The Definitive Shoes Collection 1977-2012
In FLAC - Scans are included

1. Tomorrow
2. She Satisfies
3. A Thing Of The Past
4. Love Is Like A Bullet
5. Too Late
6. Okay
7. Girls Of Today
8. In My Arms Again
9. Curiosity
10. Don't Do This To Me
11. Only In My Sleep
12. Get My Message
13. Feel The Way That I Do
14. Three Times (See Me, Say It, Listen)
15. The Summer Rain
16. Your Devotion
17. Your Very Eyes
18. Say It Like You Mean It
19. Oh, Angeline
20. Burned Out Love
21. Torn In Two

Improbably hailing from the dry town of Zion, Illinois on the banks of Lake Michigan where not even bikinis were permitted Shoes were formed, like a lot of rock bands, by three kids who were just looking for something to do. The difference? Very few bands (none actually come to mind) write and perform perfectly crafted power pop songs for 35 years and counting. Indeed, Gary Klebe and brothers John and Jeff Murphy reign as deans of the entire power pop scene.

35 Years the Definitive Shoes Collection includes 21 tracks chosen by Shoes and taken from all eight of their studio albums that saw an official release, starting with the DIY masterpiece of 1977, Black Vinyl Shoes, through the three albums (Present Tense, Tongue Twister and Boomerang) released on Elektra, the three albums (Silhouette, Stolen Wishes and Propeller) the band self-released in the '80s and '90s, and culminating in a newly-released track, "Say It Like You Mean It," from Ignition.  35 Years the Definitive Shoes Collection 1977-2012 is essential.!ahcjCBpK!oysPsnLMuIlc9r_h4W-D4MlHxPB_ZT5-vnW4G9dvw6s

Special thanks to Joey R.A. Mone for this Powerpopping contribution.