28 April 2017

TELSTAR PONIES In the Space of a Few Minutes 1995






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After David Keenan (guitar, vocals) departed from 18 Wheeler in 1994, he formed the Telstar Ponies in Glasgow, Scotland, with singer Rachel Devine, Gavin Laird (guitar, vocals), and former Teenage Fanclub drummer Brendan O'Hare. In 1995, the Telstar Ponies released their first album, In the Space of a Few Minutes. The Telstar Ponies were originally viewed by some critics as a weak knock-off of Teenage Fanclub. However, by their second LP, 1996's Voices From the New Music, the band had become more experimental, not bound by any genre boundaries. The group's intense live performances, often involving improvisation, helped inspire post-rock acts such as Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor!. But when O'Hare and Laird left the band in 1997, they stopped recording; instead, they unleashed side projects like Phantom Engineer, lonecop, Macrocosmica, Fiend, and Rainspies. The group reunited in 1999 and added bassist Raymond Prior to their lineup.

Tracklist  

1 The Moon Is Not A Puzzle 5:10
2 Lugengeschichte 4:10
3 Not Even Starcrossed 5:01
4 Maya 3:49
5 Two's Insane 4:52
6 Moon, Don't Come Up Tonight 3:25
7 Monster 4:51
8 Side Netting 4:39
9 Her Name 4:21
10 Innerhalb Weniger Minuten 3:17
11 I Still Believe In Christmas Trees 2:57

18 WHEELER Formanka 1995

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Scotland's 18 Wheeler was an overlooked and often critically bashed alternative pop/rock band. Formed by Sean Jackson (vocals, guitar), David Keenan (guitar, vocals), Alan Hake (bass), and Neil Halliday (drums) in the early '90s, 18 Wheeler shared their compatriots Teenage Fanclub's affection for Big Star's immaculate guitar pop, as well as the country-rock of Gram Parsons and the golden harmonies of the Beach Boys. However, 18 Wheeler's influences were obvious and the U.K. press dismissed them as pale imitators. In 1994, Keenan split from 18 Wheeler after recording a handful of singles and started his own group, the Telstar Ponies; he was replaced by guitarist Steven Haddow. 18 Wheeler also released their first album, Twin Action, on Creation Records that year. Twin Action was followed by Formanka a year later. Creation dropped the band after 1997's Year Zero, which found the group experimenting with dance rhythms to modernize their sound.

 Tracklist
1.1 Boddha 3:06
1.2 Drought 2:18
1.3 Steel Guitars 2:49
1.4 Cartoon 3:04
1.5 The Bottle 3:26
1.6 Formanka 1:35
1.7 Winter Grrrl 2:55
1.8 Pretty Ugly 2:26
1.9 The Track 3:34
1.10 John The Revelator 2:16
2.1 The Revealer 2:27
2.2 Hotel 167 2:58
2.3 Kum Back 2:18
2.4 I Won't Let You Down (Country Version) 2:24

BILL FOX Transit Byzantium 1998

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Tracklist   

1 From A Dark Night 3:09
2 Down To Babylon 2:47
3 I'll Give It Away 3:25
4 Thinking Of You 2:16
5 Lay You Down 2:47
6 Song Of A Drunken Nightingale 3:44
7 Quartermaster's Wintertime 2:22
8 Sycamore 1:03
9 Mary Of The Wild Moor 3:28
10 All Dried Up 2:50
11 Dixie Darling 2:14
12 My Baby Crying 3:27
13 Burning Down A Snowflake 1:20
14 Bonded To You 2:44
15 Saga Of Bus Station Joe & Rag Luck Addie 2:18
16 Portland Town 3:34
17 For Anyone That You Love 5:02
18 When I Blow 2:55

27 April 2017

TERIYAKI ASTHMA Volumes VI-X 1999

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1 Crackerbash Head Lika Weedeater 2:44
2 Dose (3) Eyesore 3:22
3 Hammerbox Promise To never 1:47
4 Love Battery Commercial Suicide 3:10
5 MX-80 Sound Surfin' Pope-X 2:02
6 Olive Lawn You're A Dick & I'm Gonna Kill You 1:21
7 Pain Teens Come Up & See Me Sometime 3:07
8 Poster Children It's True 2:45
9 The Semibeings Disco Of Bums 3:56
10 Skyward (4) Masque You Fear 4:30
11 Stymie (7) One Proud Stout 2:03
12 Superchunk Sister 2:41
13 Superconductor There She Goes 2:27
14 Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 Wally And The Ghost 2:38
15 The Thrown Ups Walrus Head 3:42
16 Trash Can School Hobgoblins 1:59
17 Treepeople Drawing Class 1:35
18 Tsunami (6) Punk Means Cuddle 2:27
19 Unrest (2) Caitlin Bums 3:09
20 Ween Long Legged Sally Was A No Necked Whore 3:45

26 April 2017

STRAWBERRY ZOTS Love Operation 1991

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 indie pop

 

Tracklist

1 Everything's Fun
2 So I Did
3 Lonely Enough As It Is
4 Reach Out Of The Darkness
5 The Girl Who Couldn't Decide (Short Version)
6 The Girl Who Couldn't Decide (Long Version)
 



KREAMY 'LECTRIC SANTA Da Bronx Sity Chikn Machine Vol 2 1995

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stoner rock, punk, noise, avant garde
 

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1 Bombastic Intro 0:58
2 Load Pt. 1 0:26
3 Punk Rok Sity Waysted 2:01
4 Messin Wit My Hed 1:07
5 Sugar 1:59
6 Boo Boo Boo Boo Gumbo Gumbo La La La La La #5 1:01

Triad Of Destiny
7 Whose Got Da Nu America? 5:02
8 Ikonokrap 2:19
9 O 1:03
10 Harry Pussy 1:18
11 Rabit Ass 1:29
12 Jimmys In Love (With The Slut Next Door) 1:24
13 Cavity 0:53
14 Book A Rhymes 2:08
15 Dopey Doggy 4:06
16 Gut Rock:t 0:39
17 Billion $ Punx (77 Disowns You) 0:30
18 Ga 3:00
19 Curtis 1000 3:52
20 More Ingenious Than L. Barlow 1:30
21 Kleer Puddin 2:29
22 Western Mantra 1:30
23 Red Bull 2:19
24 Crass 0:58
25 Mrs's Greens 4th Grade Classes Execution Of Hamlet W/ Random Musique Concrete (Revelation #10) 2:10
26 Francis Ford Bastard In The Year Of The Rat (Dr. Johnny Bravo Jolly D.J.B.J. Suite With Preliminary 4th Grade Execution Of Macbeth 13:00
27 Untitled 2:00
28 Untitled 1:07

RUBY BLUE Down from Above 1990

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acoustic soft alt rock
 

Tracklist

1 Primitive Man
2 The Quiet Mind - For Joe
3 Take Your Money
4 Can It Be
5 Away From Here
6 Pavan
7 Stand Together
8 Betty's Last Letter
9 Bloomsbury Blue
10 Midnight Road
11 Not Alone
12 Song Of The Mermaid
13 Something's Gone Wrong
14 Epitaph
 

ACID TEST Drop 1993



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Drop
Blending rock, funk, and techno, Acid Test were signed by Sire in 1993 for their debut album, Drop. Lucy Di Santo is the vocalist and bassist; Steve Fall plays guitar. Keyboardist Atom Percy, drummer Jim Alty, and DJ Mike Harland round out the Canadian band.

Tracklist  

1 Quicksand 0:40
2 Drop 3:37
3 Blown 4:15
4 I've Been 3:58
5.0 Untitled 0:12
5.1 Mr. Skin 4:55
6.0 Untitled 0:53
6.1 Push On 4:18
7 Song (Don't Believe Him) 5:50
8.0 Untitled 0:25
8.1 Shake 4:45
9 Dirty Back Road 3:31
10.0 Untitled 1:08
10.1 Saturate 4:06
11 Touch Me 5:39
12 Trip On This 4:35

SLOAN Twice Removed 1994

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Tracklist

1 Penpals 3:08
2 I Hate My Generation 2:26
3 People Of The Sky 3:37
4 Coax Me 3:26
5 Bells On 3:55
6 Loosens 5:26
7 Worried Now 2:40
8 Shame Shame 3:04
9 Deeper Than Beauty 2:40
10 Snowsuit Sound 3:47
11 Before I Do 7:04
12 I Can Feel It 3:28
 

25 April 2017

VOLCANO SUNS Career In Rock 1991

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The Bright Orange Years
Rising out of the ashes of the disbanded Mission of Burma, drummer Peter Prescott put together the Volcano Suns with bassist Jeff Weigand and guitarist Jon Williams to continue making rock music, but to do it in a lighter, less serious way than Prescott's former band. 1985 saw the band's debut, The Bright Orange Years, released on Homestead. Their second and third releases -- also on Homestead -- saw a development in the band when Weigand and Williams left after album number two, All Night Lotus Party. 1987's Bumper Crop, the Volcano Suns' third, was well received enough to get the band signed to SST for their next two albums: Farced (1988) and Thing of Beauty (1989). Considered the best lineup of them all, this incarnation (featuring the guest guitar work of David Kleiler) would be the band's last. 1991's Career in Rock (released on Quarterstick/Touch and Go) would prove to be the band's final release. In late 2005, Prescott re-formed the Volcano Suns and played reunion shows in Hoboken and Boston.

Tracklist

1 Blue Rib 3:02
2 Binds That Tie 4:44
3 Mystery Date 4:13
4 Silly Misunderstanding 6:16
5 Total Eclipse 3:57
6 Horrorscope 2:26
7 Punching Bag 2:48
8 Show 3:40
9 Sensitacho 5:32
10 Hey Monarch 2:40

ELF POWER When the Red King Comes 1997


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Vainly Clutching at Phantom Limbs
The Athens, Georgia-based Elf Power emerged as part of the second wave of bands linked to the Elephant 6 Recording Company collective, a coterie of like-minded lo-fi indie groups -- including the Apples (In Stereo), Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Olivia Tremor Control -- who shared musicians, ideas, and sensibilities. Formed by singers/multi-instrumentalists Andrew Rieger and Laura Carter, Elf Power debuted in 1995 with the self-released Vainly Clutching at Phantom Limbs, followed a year later by the Winter Hawk EP, which heralded the additions of bassist Bryan Helium and drummer Aaron Wegelin. The excellent When the Red King Comes appeared in late 1997, and two years later the group returned with A Dream in Sound; also in the spring of 1999, a series of live dates with the Olivia Tremor Control yielded the tour-exclusive EP Come On. Winter Is Coming followed a year later. In 2002, the group released the conceptual record Creatures (which saw the amicable departure of bassist Bryan Helium) and Nothing's Going to Happen, a collection of covers ranging from Gary Numan to the Misfits. Two years later, the group returned with Walking with the Beggar Boys, a decidedly more straightforward offering that included new members Eric Harris (formerly of the Olivia Tremor Control) and Craig McQuiston (formerly of the Glands). After switching to Rykodisc, Elf Power issued their eighth album, Back to the Web, in 2006. In a Cave followed two years later. In 2010, Elf Power returned with a self-titled studio effort dedicated to the band's longtime collaborator Vic Chestnutt, who had passed away in 2009. Arriving in 2013, Elf Power's 11th full-length, Sunlight on the Moon, was a return to the spontaneous creation and bedroom-recording process of their earliest days.

Tracklist

1 Step Through The Portal...
2 Into The Everlasting Time
3 The Frightened Singers
4 The Secret Ocean
5 The Arrow Flies Close
6 Icy Hands Will Never Melt Away
7 When The Red King Comes
8 The Separating Fault
9 Spectators
10 Introducing Cosmic Space
11 The Bengal Parade
12 Needles In The Camels Eyes...
13 The Silver Lake
14 It's Been A Million Years