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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Acapulco Lips - Acapulco Lips

Acapulco Lips are an amazing psych/surf band hailing from Seattle, Washington and consisting of Maria-Elena Juarez - Bass/Vocals; Christopher Garland - Guitar/Vocals; Davy Berruyer - Drums. The Seattle trio just released their self titled debut album "Acapulco Lips" earlier this month on the freshly-minted Killroom Records

The band started out in 2012 and the trio is bound together by a studied adoration towards the loud, reckless, rebellious sonic traditions of psych, garage, soul, and surf rock. What comes out of these obsessions is the interpretation of the band’s favorite Sixties sounds, from transporting guitar jangles, assertively revved up percussion, boogie-friendly bass breakdowns, topped with disarmingly charming melodies. 

Just listen to my favorite track, "Tonight", and you too will  surrender to Maria's sugary voice and to the band's take on intemporel rock'n'roll.

Maria supplies the vox on top and the bass below, galvanizing their live performances with radiant, bubbling style and energy on stage. Guitar player Christopher delivers waves of surf solos distorted through a thick layer of fuzz. Davy brings his drumming to the front of your ears and the tips of your tapping toes, his approach steeped in classic rock ‘n’ roll stylings.

This is a brilliant debut record that is very strongly recommended. Purchase it Here

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Phylums - 2015 - Phylum Phyloid

Phylums - 2015 - Phylum Phyloid
In wav - Scans are included

A1 Can't Get Through 
A2 Bottle Of Wine 
A3 Cold Coffee 
A4 Route 66 
A5 Crummy Side Of Town 
A6 Strutter Bug 
B1 I Gotta Know 
B2 IC3D 
B3 Absurdity 
B4 Time Capsule 
B5 Vacuum Cleaner 
B6 Go Home

Phylums are a goofy, fun band lightly showered in reverb and an obvious schooling in surf rock, garage punk, and the Nuggets comps. (

Saturday, April 23, 2016

SULFUR CITY “Talking Loud” on Alive Naturalsound

SULFUR CITY is a Canadian blues influenced band hailing from Sudbury, Ontario and consisting of Lori Paradis - Vocals/Electric Washboard; Jesse Lagace - Guitar/ Vocals; Steve Smith - Bass/ Vocals; Sam King - Drums/ Vocals; Keith Breit - Keys.

Everybody knows Patrick Boissel's fondness for everything HEAVY BLUES related, so it's not a big surprise the band's debut album is released on Alive Naturalsound. This is exactly where this band belongs. And the record label aptly points out that SULFUR CITY  is the first female-fronted band on Alive!

But what a band: a very tight rhythm section that keeps on pulsating all through the 11 original tracks, a keyboard player whose groovy organ loops sometimes bring to mind the late 60's Brian Auger, a guitar player and co-leader of the band who's an expert in heavy riffing.

And then there is singer/electric washboard player Lori Paradis, often seen as Grace Slick, Patti Smith and Janis Joplin all rolled in one. Lori has been a truck driver on a construction crew, a bartender and a house painter among other odd jobs. And this reflects in her lyrics. Where Patti Smith's rants were all about poetry, Lori's ones are more about social comments ("Pockets" : " There is nothing in this world that is  free except a whole lotta love and some misery. You got the government, you got the corporations, you got the welfare line all trying to keep you down, all trying to keep you silent!") or alienation by television ("War going on").

Sulfur City refers to band's home town.  A mining community where sulfur has been pumping into the air since 1928. It made the landscape black, dirty and the air thick and heavy. It's something Lori and the guys can relate to and has influenced the music they write. You can feel that this band is for real and that they mean every word they write.

“Talking Loud” was recorded at the infamous Gas Station Recording studio by Dale Morningstar (Cowboy Junkies, Neko Case) : the result is a fantastic heavy blues album with a strong political view. Highly recommended if you don't wanna die a moron. 

This item will be released on May 27 2016. Pre-order it here :

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Andre Williams - The Black Godfather reupped by request

Andre Williams - The Black Godfather (Japanese release)
In Flac - covers are included
01. Intro
02. The Black Godfather
03. Whip The Booty
04. Whatcha Gonna Do
05. Sling That Thing
06. The Dealer, The Peeler And The Stealer
07. Freak Blues
08. You Got It And I Want It
09. Shake A Tail Feather
10. I Hate Cha
11. Montana Slim
12. I Wanna Go Back To Mexico
13. Can’t Find My Mind
14. Fire In The Hole
15. Nasty Women
16. Dictionary People
17. Hit Squad

Special thanx to  JPaul for this funky contribution!

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Dustaphonics - Party Girl

The Dustaphonics - Party Girl
Scans are included

1 Eat My Dust-a-phonic
2 Burlesque Queen
3 When You Gonna Learn
4 Dearest Darling
5 Party Girl
6 Showman Twang Tiki Gods
7 Looking At You
8 Shot Down Popcorn
9 I Think I Had It
10 Tura Faster Pussycat
11 Catwoman's Strut
12 Jinx
13 You Gonna Wreck My Life
14 Take It From Diddley

What really comes across on this record is the band's energy and dynamism - the wide range of influences bounce off each other explosively, creating a sound with a definite and unique edge. There is a riotous sense of fun in the party groove attitude of tracks like "Party Girl", "When You Gonna Learn" and "The Jinx"; whilst the downtempo tracks ooze cult cool on "Catwoman' Strut" and "Burlesque Queen", co-written with Tura Satana, star of the film "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill" and sung smokily by Kay Elizabeth. Then there are the surf-guitar instrumentals, "Eat My Dust A Phonic" opens the album with a high speed trip down a 60's speedway complete with samples, whilst Mariachi horns add spice to the surf groove of "Showman Twang Tiki Gods". The delta-blues of "Wrecking My Life" adds to the nostalgic Americana and we are even treated to an Instrumental version of the Sonic's "Shot Down" and a tribute to a certain influence on "Take It From Diddley".

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Insomniacs - Wake Up

Insomniacs - Wake Up 
In WAV -Scans are included

1 Walpurgis Urges
2 Outta Her Mind
3 I've Been Around
4 The Pop Cycle
5 You Make It Move
6 My Favorite Story
7 Goin' Out Of My Mind
8 I've Got Mine
9 Time Ticks By
10 The World Disappears
11 Sunshine Girl
12 Nothing Is Real

Tracks 1-6 from The Insomniacs 10", released 4/94.
Tracks 7-8 from Goin' Out Of My Mind 7"released 12/93 courtesy of Outer Limits Records.
Tracks 9-10 from Time Ticks By / The World Disappears 7" released 11/92 courtesy of Umbrella Records. Tracks 11-12 from My Favorite Story 7" released 9/91 courtesy of Umbrella Records.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Bad Beats "Help You Ann"

The Bad Beats doing "Help You Ann", originally by The Lyres. Rehearsal, March 23 2016. Way Cool!

A double dose of WARM SODA singles

Warm Soda – Reaction 7"
In wav - Scans are included
2.In Another World
"Reaction" was the first single of Warm Soda, released right after the demise of The Bare Wires.

Warm Soda – Renegade Mode 7"
In wav - Scans are included
1.Renegade Mode 
2.No Place To Fall
"Renegade Mode" is the latest of Warm Soda's singles to this day and I personally consider this as one of Matthew Melton's best songs ever. Backed with the very footstomping "No Place To Fall".

Both singles in the same file, HERE:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Bare Wires - Idle Dreams

Bare Wires - Idle Dreams
In wav - Scans are included

A1 Impossible Things
A2 With Her Own Eyes
A3 Idle Dreams
A4 Chasing Time
A5 Julia
A6 Don't Leave Me Here
B1 Starting To See
B2 Book Of Lies
B3 Psychic Wind
B4 Stallion Of The Streets Forever
B5 One More Hour Of Love
B6 School Days Are Over

Front man Matthew Melton of Bare Wires seemed to care about two things: writing hook heavy garage songs and taking these songs on the road every chance he could get. Whether he was touring the U.S. with Thee Oh Sees, opening for Mark Sultan in Europe, or playing a house show somewhere in between, the band just never stopped.Yet, after spending the last three years being the uncontested kings of the road, Bare Wires are dead. The Oakland staple crumbled during SXSW this year. After failed performances one member ended up hospitalized and another MIA. Melton packed up the van and headed home, knowing that Bare Wires had run its course.

From the ruins of this tour comes the last Bare Wires record. The album unintentionally takes us through the Bare Wires timeline. Melton’s influences unfold from his early worship of Stooges/Gories to the later imprints of Glam/Power Pop-heavy records recalling T-Rex and Gary Glitter. Although it may not have been evident while churning out these final bittersweet songs that this would be the end of Bare Wires. Melton certainly made it count. From the ashes of Bare Wires comes Melton’s final masterpiece, Idle Dreams.

Special thanks to JPaul for this rocking contribution

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Crusaders Of Love - Take It Easy... But Take It!

Crusaders Of Love - Take It Easy... But Take It! 
In wav - Scans are included

A1 Never Grow Up
A2 It All Ends That Way
A3 Ready To Show Our Love
A4 Next Summer
A5 Realm Of Death
A6 Off The Street
B1 Dreaming
B2 Make It
B3 Lonely City
B4 Nowhere On Time
B5 A Place Were All Going!tR1B3RqJ!jA9_7Fvy6deu4W52ArUifbVOGIXwpNoY2JNxDcsD7B8