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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hollywood Stars - Shine Like A Radio

Hollywood Stars - Shine Like A Radio
In WAV - Scans are included

  1. Supermen Are Always Gentlemen
  2. Kings Of The Night Time World
  3. Tough Guys
  4. Shine Like A Radio
  5. Russia
  6. Don't Let The Kid Down
  7. Escape
  8. Roses and Rainbows
  9. Its Got To Be Today
  10. Satisfied Electric Fingers
  11. Last Days of Rock 'n' Roll
  12. Modern Romance

Los Angeles 1973... In the morass of indulgent singer/songwriters and post hippie platitudes, Kim Fowley had a dream: A re-invention of mid 60s energy and ethics adapted for hard rock kids in a way ''little girls could understand'': The Hollywood Stars were born. The great white hope of Rock 'n' Roll and the ultimate Teen Band infused with Powerpop hooks, killer Proto Punk riffs with a sprinkling of Glitter and the right attitude. With monster tunes by Kim Fowley, Mars Bonfire (Born To Be Wild) along with band originals, the band were bound to be the Next Big Thing. Amongst all the excitement the band were signed to a major label and the scene was set for world domination. Only it never was... Fast forward to 2013. A ¼'' tape containing a rough mix of this legendary record is found. Unexpurgated and untainted by any superfluous effects, but mastered with the right care and attention, the album is finally released for the first time - 39 years too late! Remastered from the original recordings, these songs are released here for the rst time ever. Features the original versions of King of the Night Time World (covered by Kiss) and Escape (covered by Alice Cooper). Limited vinyl gatefold release (1000 copies worldwide) includes a booklet crammed with rare and unseen photos, as well as the extensive story of the Hollywood Stars' lost album, told in Kim Fowley's own words. ''I asked the guys if they wanted to be in a West Coast version of the New York Dolls, and they said yes.'' - Kim Fowley.

The Heavy Eyes - "He Dreams of Lions" on Kozmik Artifactz

The Heavy Eyes is a Memphis based psychedelic blues power trio including Tripp Shumake (vocals and guitar) Wally Anderson (Bass) and Eric Garcia (Drums). 

"He Dreams of Lions" is their third album, recently released on the excellent german label Kozmik Artifactz.  The album was mixed, mastered, and recorded by Matt Qualls at Ardent Sudios, Memphis, TN.

The band published his self-titled record in 2011 and it immediately laid the foundations for the trio on the heavy blues scene. Their sophomore album, Maera, was released in 2012 and was largely seen as an improvement of their already famous playing.  

So after three years of waiting, needless to say the expectations were high. But the band met them effortlessly with an album, probably their best to this day,  filled with hypnotic heavy riffs and fuzzy stoner jams. My personal favorite track: He Dreams Of Lions.

Purchase it here:

The vinyl version is plated & pressed on high performance  in Germany with matt laquered 300gsm gatefold cover. It comes in red marbled yellow (handnumbered mailorder version), transparent yellow or black.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Jeff Dahl - I Was A Teenage Glam-Fag # 2

Jeff Dahl - I Was A Teenage Glam-Fag # 2 
In Wav - Scans are included

1 Keep A Knockin'
2 The Psychomodo
3 Leather
4 You're Too Possessive
5 Rabbit Fighter
6 Vicious
7 Little Willie
8 Tropically Hot
9 Foxy Bitch
10 Good Time Gals
11 Rock And Roll Suicide

Fan Club Only - Limited Edition 500 copies 

Jeff Dahl covers the glam hits... again!
track 1 originally performed by Little Richard
track 2 originally performed by Cockney Rebel
track 3 originally performed by Smokey NYC/LA
track 4 originally performed by The Runaways 
track 5 originally performed by T-Rex
track 6 originally performed by Lou Reed 
track 7 originally performed by Sweet 
track 8 originally performed by Berlin Brats
track 9 originally performed by Cherry Vanilla 
track 10 originally performed by Slade
track 11 originally performed by David Bowie And The Spiders From Mars

Monday, December 28, 2015

Nikki Hill - Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists

Nikki Hill - Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists
In FLAC - Scans are included

Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists
Oh, My
And I Wonder
(Let Me Tell You 'Bout) Luv
I'm Gonna Love You
Mama Wouldn't Like It
Nothin' With You
Scratch Back
Twistin' The Night Away

If Tina Turner and Little Richard would have had a daughter together, and if she would have grown up with uncles like James Brown and Chuck Berry, she would be like Nikki Hill. This kicks major ass!

Thanks to JPaul for this brilliant contribution.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Wylde Mammoths ‎– Go Baby Go!!

The Wylde Mammoths ‎– Go Baby Go!! 
In wav - Scans are included

A1 Hooked
A2 Enough Of Your Love
A3 Gone Away
A4 I'm Going Out
A5 Don't Stop It Baby
A6 Day And Night
A7 Do-da Do-da
B1 Pretty Baby
B2 Plane To Chicago
B3 The Night Is Black
B4 Thinkin Of Her
B5 I Never Loved Her
B6 Won't Make Up Her Mind

Wylde Mammoths started in Stockholm, Sweden in the mid-80's and were part of the thriving garage rock scene of the day which included Stomachmouths, High Speed V, Crimson Shadows and The Creeps. In 1987 they were signed to the American label Crypt Records, being one of the first new bands Crypt released, before that they mostly made 60's garage compilations like the Back from the grave-series. Being very influenced by the music of the 60's themselves, The Wylde Mammoths recorded their first album in singer Peter Maniette's basement only using an old 2-track Beocord tape recorder. Tours of the US and Europe and more records followed before the band split up in the early 90's.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas gift


On November 27th I promised you a Christmas gift. Here it is.

This is NOT the vinyl version recently posted on PPC, this is the newly released CD VERSION WITH plus Live In '78 TRACKS!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Jetz - "Cracked Up"

The Jetz  are A 5-piece band from Cheshunt in Hertfordshire featuring Alex Kinder - vocals,  Den Pugsley - guitar / b. vocals;  Tony Skeggs - guitar / b. vocals; Trace Graham - bass / b.vocals;  Steve Bye / Andy Welsford (Wells) - drums.

The band was active from 1976 till late 1979 during which time they released the anthemic single "Catch Me" and went on to gig extensively, including two 5-week Danish tours at the beginning of 1978 and 1979.

Three of the band, Den, Tony and Andy, would re-surface as THE PENCILS (1981-84) while Trace Graham formed DREAM CYCLE 7 with ex-Pleaser Steve McNerney.

May 2011 saw the release of the album “JETZ ANTHOLOGY 1977-79”, featuring "Catch Me" and an additional 11 songs originally recorded by the band. (Queen Mum records).
The recently released "Cracked Up" is a collection of new songs which represent the group's first true proper album in 36 years!

Den explains "Working on the 'Anthology 1977-79' compilation in 2011 had stirred some ghosts and kicked up some sand. The five guys that used to be Jetz were suddenly Jetz again. We had 2 shows to perform in Berlin, a whole bunch of 35 year old songs to rehearse and an opportunity to hang out 
again, drink too much and reminisce of those heady times in the late '70s when we were young guns. One conversational thread during those two nights spent in Berlin voiced the regret we'd never got around to recording a proper album back then. The 'Anthology' project had collected our old demos 
from the shelves and it was great to see them finally see the light of day, but it was still a collection of demos rather than the album we shoulda made. In the summer of 2014, acting on our good friend Kidnap's encouragement, we decided to record some new songs for a proposed 4-track ep. We had 
fun writing and recording them and before long, four songs turned into six - to nine - and before we knew it, we had twelve. I noticed coincidently,when supplying the song lyrics for the insert, that the very first line of the opening song echoed the sentiment raised in Berlin a few years back - 
'Kinda got started but we never got it done'. Thirty-six years on... we finally did."

"Cracked Up" features 12 new songs of super catchy, fun, addictive, powerful pop with great lead and backing vocals, driving guitars and an ever pulsating rhythm section. Instant classics like the title track, "Cracked Up", "Government Man" or "Walking on James Street" the later bringing to mind The Jam and Squire. 

This is a MUST for all fans of true Power Pop!

Purchase it here :

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Jeff Dahl - I Was A Teenage Glam-Fag # 1

Jeff Dahl - I Was A Teenage Glam-Fag # 1 
In wav - Scans are included

1 Chez Maxines
2 Caught In A Dream
3 I Need Somebody
4 Living In The 70's
5 Glycerine Queen
6 Candy's Going Bad
7 Personality Crisis
8 Ziggy Stardust
9 Aggravation Non-Stop
10 One Of The Boys
11 Long Legged Lisa 

Great 1998 11 track CD of Jeff Dahl's versions of classic glam songs - Alice Cooper/New York Dolls/Mott the Hoople/Silverhead/Bowie/and more. 

Fan Club only release/limited to 500 copies

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Shoes - Bazooka

Shoes - Bazooka
In Wav - Scans are included

A1 Pinheads
A2 Move It Or Lose It
A3 Rock Your Own
A4 Along With Love
A5 Love Took A Turn
A6 Alone But Satisfied
A7 New Meat
B1 I'm Brazen
B2 The Atlantic
B3 My Anisette
B4 Snap!
B5 Educated
B6 Like I Told You

The sophomore album that never was.
1975's Bazooka was tracked at home and shelved due to a lack of funds.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Huntingtons - Punk Sounds

Huntingtons - Punk Sounds
In WAV - Sans are included

01. Too Late 
02. Judy Jetson
03. When I Get Over You
04. I Don't Like It
05. Glue Sniff Death Shocker
06. Let's Go To Haddonfield
07. Not By You
08. Bombs On Baghdad
09. He Better Stay Away From My Girl
10. It's Always Christmas At My House
11. Babysitter
12. Don't Pick On Me
13. Why Should I Dream?

This 13 track album - is pure Ramones style punk rock, fast, furious and mostly about girls. Starting off with  “Too Late” and followed by another song about wanting a space girl, like “Judy Jetson”. Those that have followed their career know that this band tends to write songs about what kind of girl they want. Sometimes its a space girl, sometimes its an 80’s girl, sometimes its a rock and roll girl, but their sound and song writing are very consistent, yet too much fun to worry much about the redundancy of it all. There are few surprises in here for old time fans, but if you missed out on the Split a few years back, want to hear the new songs or just want to support the cause, then I highly recommend this band for some fun punk rock.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Setting son - Spring of hate

Setting son - Spring of hate
In wav - Scans are included

1 Spring Of Hate  
2 Fool Of My Heart  
3 Soulmate  
4 Obsession  
5 Girl Of Sorrow  
6 Out Of Tune  
7 Creepy Crawlers  
8 Wrong From The Start  
9 Mama Baby  
10 Depression  
11 Demons In My Head  
12 I Lost Control

2009 Sophomore album of the Setting Son. Produced by Lorenzo WOODROSE.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Trashed Romeos - Where Dreamers Never Go

The Trashed Romeos - Where Dreamers Never Go
In WAV - Scans are included

1 Gotta Find A New Love
2 Halfway Down The Stairs
3 Be Good While I'm Gone
4 The Grass Is Never Greener
5 Hold It Baby
6 Leaning On To You
7 (You Can't Blow) Smoke Rings
8 My Way Of Thinking
9 If You Want Me You Can Find Me
10 I Sit And Cry
11 Crying All Over My Time
12 Upright Tonight
13 Nightime
14 Where Dreamers Never Go

The Trashed Romeos, led by Greg Roberson (Tiger High, Reigning Sound, Arthur Lee’s Love, Compulsive Gamblers), hail from the very epicenter of rock- n -roll, Memphis, Tn. Roberson has a pretty straight forward mission with his band’s debut record Where Dreamers Never Go, to pay homage to his late friend Jim Dickinson (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Big Star, The Replacements, Ry Cooder) and to focus attention on some of his hometown heroes and the obscure psychedelic garage rock 45’s they released in the mid 6o’s.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Whipshades: Fast, Loud and Primitive!

Our good friends from Norway, The Whipshades, have just released a brand new digital 4 tracks E.P. aptly titled "Fast, Loud and Primitive!

Do yourself a favor and purchase a copy of this  brilliant slice of rock'n'roll in the vein of the Devil Dogs, The Vikings or The Yum-Yums. And remember where you read it first!

Purchase it here