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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Jam - Sound Affects Deluxe Edition

The Jam - Sound Affects Deluxe Edition 
In Flac - Scans are included

Original Album (Remastered):
1-1 Pretty Green  
1-2 Monday  
1-3 But I'm Different Now  
1-4 Set The House Ablaze  
1-5 Start!  
1-6 That's Entertainment  
1-7 Dream Time  
1-8 Man In The Corner Shop  
1-9 Music For The Last Couple
1-10 Boy About Town  
1-11 Scrape Away  

       Bonus Tracks:
2-1 Start!  
2-2 Liza Radley  
2-3 Dreams Of Children  
2-4 That's Entertainment (Alternative)  
2-5 Pretty Green (Demo)  
2-6 Pop Art Poem  
2-7 Rain (Demo)
2-8 Boy About Town (Demo)  
2-9 Dream Time (Demo)  
2-10 Dead End Street (Demo)
2-11 But I'm Different Now (Demo)  
2-12 Scrape Away (Instrumental)  
2-13 Start! (Demo)  
2-14 Liza Radley (Demo)  
2-15 And Your Bird Can Sing (Demo)
2-16 Monday (Alternative)  
2-17 Get Yourself Together (Demo)
2-18 Set The House Ablaze (Alternative)  
2-19 Boy About Town (Alternative)  
2-20 No One In The World (Demo)  
2-21 'Instrumental' (Demo)  
2-22 Waterloo Sunset (Demo)

Tellingly, when Paul Weller came to record 2010’s Mercury-nominated Wake Up The Nation, it was 1980s Sound Affects that his collaborator and producer Simon Dine held up as a model. Sound Affects was originally released at a time when The Jam was considered the biggest band in Britain. The album followed the band’s first number one single-- "Going Underground" and features the group’s second UK number one single, "Start!"--a track built around almost exact copies of the bass-line and guitar solos from The Beatles’ "Taxman" (at the time Weller considered the album a cross between Off the Wall and Revolver). It includes many of the band’s classic songs: "That’s Entertainment" (written in a caravan in Selsey, after the pub), never released as a single in UK,"Man in the Corner Shop", "Pretty Green", the pure-pop of "Boy About Town" and "Dream Time". It’s regarded by critics and fans (as well as Weller) as their most adventurous and experimental collection of material, drawing musical influences from the 'post-punk' groups of the late-70s--Wire, Gang Of Four and Joy Division--as well as neo-psychedelic touches from The Beatles and The Zombies. The distinctive cover art is a pastiche of the artwork used on various BBC sound effects records of the 1970s, incorporating pop-art imagery.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Hydromatics Original recording remastered on EASY ACTION RECORDS

cd reissue cover artwork

The Hydromatics was formed by Nick Royale from The Hellacopters and Tony Slug from Amsterdam punkband The Nitwitz. They planned to recorded a series of Sonic's Rendezvous Band cover songs, but the project was long on hold due to the hectic touring schedules of The Hellacopters. However Tony Slug was able to get a hold of Sonic's Rendezvous Band co-founder Scott Morgan and during the Hellacopters second visit to Detroit, Morgan happily accepted the offer to record with Tony and Nick. 

In 1999, Scott and Nick flew to Amsterdam and met up with Tony and his bandmate Theo Brouwer and The Hydromatics were born.The band rehearsed for six days, played three shows in Amsterdam and wrote some new material for the bands debut album "Parts Unknown". 

Original album cover artwork
I Remember it as if it was yesterday. Summer of 1999. I walked into a record store in the city of Ghent and quite immediately stumbled on the wonderful yellow cover of the "Parts Unknown" album. I bought it on the spot. Back home, when I put the clear vinyl on my turntable I was mesmerized by the soulful power and sheer energy that oozed out of the speakers.

British Rock 'n' Roll label EASY ACTION RECORDS released a remastered version of this brilliant record. The cd displays a wonderful new artwork, two tracks with different mix for 7" singles and also 6 live tracks recorded in Freiburg in 1999. All of this amazingly remastered in the most sonic "in your face" way possible!

Although the Hydromatics made a good solid studio album after practising for six days, after six weeks on the road with the Hellacopters and Zen Guerilla they had turned into a lethal rocking monster.  What the band was capable of on stage can be heard on these six live songs recorded off the board in Switzerland. This is the real deal, with no overdubs or fancy producer tricks. It's a pure adrenalin rush from the very first second to the last feedback-drenched note of the glorious Sonic's Rendezvous Band anthem "City Slang". 

This CD is the second in the series of Hydromatics reissues packaged in card gatefold sleeve featuring unseen photos. 

The band is looking to reform in spring of 2016 based on success of these reissues and tour Europe with Radio Birdman Deniz Tek added to the line up.

 An absolute must buy! Get it here:

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Jam - Setting Sons [Deluxe Edition]

The Jam - Setting Sons [Deluxe Edition]
In Wav - Scans are included

Original Album
1-1 Girl On The Phone 2:54
1-2 Thick As Thieves
1-3 Private Hell
1-4 Little Boy Soldiers
1-5 Wasteland
1-6 Burning Sky
1-7 Smithers-Jones
1-8 Saturdays Kids
1-9 The Eton Rifles 3
1-10 Heatwave
Singles & B-Sides
1-11 Strange Town
1-12 The Butterfly Collector
1-13 When You're Young
1-14 Smithers-Jones
1-15 The Eton Rifles
1-16 See-Saw
1-17 Going Underground
1-18 The Dreams Of Children

Live At The Rainbow Theatre London. December 1979
2-1 Girl On The Phone  
2-2 To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time)  
2-3 It's Too Bad  
2-4 Burning Sky  
2-5 Away From The Numbers  
2-6 Smithers-Jones  
2-7 The Modern World  
2-8 Mr. Clean  
2-9 The Butterfly Collector  
2-10 Private Hell  
2-11 Thick As Thieves  
2-12 When You're Young  
2-13 Strange Town  
2-14 Eton Rifles  
2-15 Down In The Tube Station At Midnight  
2-16 Saturday's Kids  
2-17 All Mod Cons  
2-18 David Watts

Disc 1 - The 1979 album re-mastered from the original tapes + period Singles & B-sides
Disc 2 - Live "BBC In Concert" - December 1979 / Rainbow Theatre, London
Paul Weller was 21 when this album was released, but the songwriting shows an amazing level of maturity. No British songwriter has managed to articulate feelings of growing up and non dewy-eyed nostalgIa as well as Weller. On the brilliant "Private Hell", he even manages to get inside the head of a middle aged, valium addled housewife! Released at the end of 1979, Setting Sons reached number four in the U.K. and for many fans and critics it defines the classic ‘Jam sound.’



Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Routes - Skeletons

The Routes - Skeletons
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1 At The Bottom
2 Don't Talk On Down To Me
3 El Asesino
4 It's My Time
5 Skeletons
6 Unkind
7 You Ain't Got Soul
8 Day And Night
9 Better Off
10 Into A Hole
11 Don't Wanna Know Your Name
12 World On My Shoulders
13 Meant To Be
14 Be My Jane!lJFQSKYB!n-phE4U7AkjzbvTT0qndNhygVsBJE89RGpKY45ON6r4

Hailing from Hita City in Japan this three piece have released their sophomore full length.

Special thanks to Limburg for this rocking contribution

Sunday, January 17, 2016


SORROWS - LOVE TOO LATE (1981) By request
In Wav - Scans are included

A1 Christabelle
A2 Love Too Late
A3 Cryin' Time
A4 Rita
A5 Breaking My Heart Over You
B1 Tired Of Waiting
B2 So Much Love
B3 What I Used To Know
B4 Play This Song (On The Radio)
B5 It's Not Love Anymore

This sophomore album of the Sorrows was produced by Shel Talmy but frankly he must have fell asleep behind the soundboard because his input isn't really spectacular. I'd rather advise the first album, "Teenage Heartbreak". Not my rip!

The Saucy Jacks - You Make Your Own World

The Saucy Jacks is an Oakland-based mod power-pop quartet lead by Aaron Burnham on Vocals and Guitar with Marty Garrett on bass, Mark Ostopiak on drums, and Julie Chandler on keyboards. 

Aaron picked up where his previous band The Makes Nice left off to create melodic pop influenced by 60's British Invasion sounds an infused with fuzzy garage-punk riffs.

The Saucy Jacks recently released their debut full length, "You Make Your Own World" on Chocolate Covered Records and it is a real masterpiece. Tracks like "Cock of the Walk", "C'mon Jenny", "Blown like a kiss" or "When the Axe Comes Down" are instant power pop classics in their own right and demonstrate the sheer song-writing talent of Aaron and c. Fans of the Kinks or the Nerves will definitely love this record, filled to the rafters with incredible hooks and melodies.

Produced & Engineered by Aaron Burnham at Chocolate Covered Studio in Oakland, CA 

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Pink Floyd – 1965 - Their First Recordings

Pink Floyd – 1965 - Their First Recordings
In FLAC - Scans are included

A1 Lucy Leave                          (written by: Syd Barrett)  
B1 Double O Bo                        (written by: Syd Barrett)  
B2 Remember Me                     (written by: Syd Barrett)  
C1 Walk With Me Sydney       (vocals by: Juliette Gale; written by: Roger Waters)  
D1 Butterfly                              (written by: Syd Barrett)  
D2 I'm A King Bee                    (written by: Slim Harpo)  

Vocals, Guitar – Syd Barrett
Guitar – Rado Klose (Bob Klose)
Bass, Vocals – Roger Waters
Keyboards – Richard Wright
Drums – Nick Mason
Vocals on "Walk with Me Sydney" — Juliette Gale

1965 - Their First Recordings -  is an EP of Pink Floyd music, containing songs recorded in 1965 by the band. It was released as a limited edition set of two 7" vinyl records to extend the copyright of the recordings. This is the only official release featuring guitarist Rado Klose and Juliette Gale, Richard Wright's first wife. This release consists of the earliest Pink Floyd recordings available commercially, with five original songs written by Syd Barrett and Roger Waters, and one Slim Harpo cover.

Don't worry this isn't Dark side of the moon, this is raw R'n'B

Friday, January 15, 2016

Manual Scan - All Night Scan!

Manual Scan - All Night Scan!
In Flac - Scans are included

Nothing You Can Do  
American Way  
And We Still Feel The Same  
New Difference  
Jungle Beat  
She Said It's Too Late  
Nothing Can Be  
Ever Any Reason  
I Can't Wait To  
For Those  
Plan Of Action  
Come See Me  
Confidence And Love  
New Song  
All Night Stand  
The Bird  
Woman (Live)

Forming in San Diego during the late ’70s, Manual Scan was at the forefront of the just emerging mod/garage revival. In that mode, they saw several releases on various labels over the next 12 years that included some great mod/garage/pop originals as well as a few superb remakes of ‘60s classics. This release compiles a large portion of their recorded output. A must for the mod-fan!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

KING MUD “Victory Motel Sessions” to be released on February 5, 2016


The two joined forces in Los Angeles for a marathon session that gave birth to an album of hard blues, blue eyed soul, heavy rock, and feedback! They’re also joined by Radio Moscow’s guitar extraordinaire Parker Griggs on a couple of indelible rockers.  In addition to their eight original tracks, King Mud also turn in rousing covers of both Wilko Johnson’s “Keep It Out Of Sight” and The Troggs’ “I Can Only Give You Everything.”

King Mud’s Victory Motel Sessions will be available February 5, 2016 on CD, digital and limited edition colored vinyl through Alive Naturalsound Records.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Shoes - Silhouette

Shoes - Silhouette (vinyl rip)
In WAV - Scans  are included

A1 Get My Message
A2 Will You Spin For Me?
A3 When Push Comes To Shove
A4 Shining
A5 It's Only You
A6 Twist And Bend It
B1 I Wanna Give It To You
B2 Turnaround
B3 Running Wild
B4 Oh, Angeline
B5 Bound To Fade
B6 Suspicion

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Three O'Clock - Sixteen Tambourines-Baroque Hoedown

The Three O'Clock - Sixteen Tambourines-Baroque Hoedown
In wav - Scans are included
1 Jet Fighter
2 Stupid Einstein
3 And So We Run
4 Fall To The Ground
5 A Day In Erotica
6 Tomorrow
7 In My Own Time
8 On My Own
9 When Lightning Starts
10 Seeing Is Believing
11 With Cantaloupe Girlfriend
12 I Go Wild
13 Marjorie Tells Me
14 Sorry
15 As Real As Real
16 Around The World (Previously Unreleased)

The Three O'Clock was one of the best alternative bands of the 80s. A central member of L.A.'s "Paisley Underground," the group channeled the sounds of sunshine pop-era groups such as The Monkees, the Strawberry Alarm Clock, and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy to fabulous effect, and found in lead singer Michael Quercio the perfect voice to complete their fanciful, if at times esoteric, driving-pop sound. While "16 Tambourines" represents the group's first full-length effort, the "Baroque Hoedown" EP included here is the true gem, with the song "With a Canteloupe Girlfriend" summing up perfectly what The Three O'Clock was all about.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


Good earthlings, I've got news for you: Thee MARTIAN BOYFRIENDS! are back. And not from anywhere. They are back from PLANET FUZZ! So you know you're in for a treat of 60's garage fuzz and farfisa organ right from the Red Planet. 

Do yourself a favor and purchase it here:

Sunday, January 3, 2016


In FLAC - Scans are included

1 - Let's Get It On!
2 - Bring My Cadillac Back
3 - Is She Sore?
4 - Ship Sailed At Six
5 - Strychnine
6 - Have Love Will Travel
7 - Right Behind You Baby (Previously Unreleased)
8 - Long Gone
9 - She'll Always Be Mine
10 - Bertha Lou
11 - 99th Floor
12 - Keep My Big Mouth Shut
13 - I Couldn't Get High
14 - I Dig Your Mind (Previously Unreleased)

Dubbed in 1979 on Cinci Post as "The loudest, drunkest, most Obnoxious Rock & Roll band in the city...fronted by a "singer" with the vocal ability of the local Greyhound bus dispatcher" The LONG GONES released an amazing LP, reissued here w/2 bonus trax! Featuring DMZ/Lyres original member Peter Greenberg.

Special thanks to Remi for this rocking contribution

Friday, January 1, 2016


Parasites - Non-Stop Power Pop - Volume 1
In wav - Scans are included

  1. What Kind Of Love
  2. Why I Get This Feeling
  3. Find The Words To Tell You
  4. I m A Fool
  5. Please Come Back
  6. You Make Me Feel Good
  7. Heading For Trouble
  8. Do You Know
  9. Things Will Never Be The Same
  10. Don t Want Your Love
  11. Never Die
  12. You Can t Stop Me Loving You
  13. I Hate Saying These Words
  14. Still Hoping You Might Come Back Home

 The parasites cover 14 relatively obscure beatlesque 60's songs. 
 One of their best stuff. Catchy as hell.