20 October 2017

THE ZEROS Knockin' Me Dead 1994

thanks to Jim


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Right Now!
Often referred to as "the Mexican Ramones," the Zeros (guitarist and singer Javier Escovedo, second guitarist Robert Lopez, bassist Hector Peñalosa, and drummer Baba Chenelle) were just one of many contributors to the L.A. punk explosion in the late '70s. Although they never received the acclaim of such L.A. peers as Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, or X, the Zeros made admirers out of such renowned artists as Tom Waits, Patti Smith, and the Damned, played numerous West Coast shows with the likes of Dils, Avengers, X, Plugz, Nerves, and Wipers, and even gave the Germs their very first live gig -- opening for them in 1977. The group was first formed in 1976, and were initially known as "the Main Street Brats" -- but by the time of their first show, they had settled on the name the Zeros. Although the quartet broke up in 1981, the Zeros have re-formed sporadically for live shows (such as a 1991 benefit show for ailing punk rocker/writer Craig Lee, and a few years later, Bomp Records' 25th anniversary party), and a full album -- 1999's Right Now! In addition, several of the Zeros' compositions have been covered by other bands around the world, including Spain's La Secta ("Wild Weekend"), Australia's Hoodoo Gurus, Sweden's the Nomads ("Wimp"), and Hollywood's the Muffs ("Beat Your Heart Out").
 

Tracklist

1 Baby's Gotta Have Her Way
2 Wimp
3 Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
4 Stop-N-Think
5 Knockin' Me Dead
6 Beat Your Heart Out
7 Lay Off, She's Mine
8 She's So Wild
9 Left To Right
10 Wanna Go
11 Shannon Said
12 Looking For Some Fun
13 Roadrunner
14 I Don't Wanna
15 I Don't Know
 

19 October 2017

HEAVENS TO BETSY Direction 7 inch 1994

by request


Tracklist

A1 Direction
A2 Get Out Of My Head
B1 The Ones
B2 Driving Song


16 October 2017

THE STOOL PIGEONS Rule, Hermania! British Inversion Vol. 1 1996

by request
 

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Being a collection of British Invasion hits done in the style of the Stool Pigeons, it would be easy to roll your eyes and think that this was just another band doing a "tribute record" just so they could hide the fact that they can't write an original tune to save their lives. Proving this to be difficult is in part of Sheryl and Lisa's obnoxiously perky harmonies which fronts the beat of 60's influenced pop. Sure Rule Hermania has some pretty decent covers of "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," "A Must To Avoid," "I'm Into Something Good" et cetera. Then there's the guest vocals courtesy of Herman's Hermits' frontman Peter Noone singing lead on "Take Live, Give Love," which definitely kicked Rule Hermania up a couple notches. 

Tracklist

1 I Gotta Dream On
2 Just A Little Bit Better
3 Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
4 Show Me Boy
5 Hold On!
6 Gotta Get Away
7 A Must To Avoid
8 I'm Into Something Good
9 Take Love, Give Love
10 Wild Love
11 All The Things I Do For You Baby
12 Montezuma's Revenge (Inversion Theme)
13 No Milk Today, Tomorrow, Or Ever


15 October 2017

GAPESEED Project 64 1996


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Formed in the mid-'90s, New York's Gapeseed was guitarist Ed Feldman, drummer Peter Gordon, and bassist Mike Knowlton. With Feldman and Knowlton also on vocals, the trio's dissonant and noisy sound experiments were featured on two discs on California's Silver Girl Records, while garnering attention on the college radio charts. The band first released the Flanzer EP in 1993, and 1994 saw the band's full-length debut, Lo Cell, on Silver Girl. The band's reputation soon led to new opportunities, as producer Bob Weston was tapped to record the follow-up, 1996's Project 64. Poem Rocket's Sandra Gardner also sang guest vocals on the disc, as the band continued to intrigue and amaze its mostly underground, indie rock audience. That disc featured 11 uniquely structured tracks, featuring frantic overtones and wild sonic experiments. Soon after the disc's release, the group disbanded.

Tracklist

1 His Is The Acetate Scepter 3:46
2 Ride Inside My Ghost 4:25
3 Distance 3:32
4 Dusty Trophy 5:05
5 Ceci N'es Spasm Pipe 3:03
6 Real Time Morning 6:10
7 Spurned Spore Landfill 4:45
8 Yellow Venom 2:57
9 Hand Winding Wollensack Machine 0:26
10 Deficit Heir 5:22
11 Electroshock Oracle 4:59

ASHLEY STOVE Into the Sun 1997






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Tracklist

1 Zoom Tactics
2 You Shouldn't Lie
3 B-Lingual
4 Incognito Memorials
5 Under The Gun
6 Creatures Of The East Coast Beaches
7 Kill The Man With The Ball
8 Grease Fire
9 Manners Proxy
10 Graph Of Dread


13 October 2017

500 MILES TO GLORY Various Artists

by request

Discogs

Tracklist  

1 No Artist Intro 0:51
2 Supersuckers Pseudopsychopharmacology 2:10
3 Blag Dahlia The Crucifixion Is Now 1:35
4 Teengenerate My G.T.O. 1:59
5 Lord High Fixers Next In Line 3:06
6 Girl Trouble Commotion 2:54
7 The Fells Don't You Just Know It 2:26
8 Nine Pound Hammer Gearhead Blues 2:57
9 The Drags Tarantula 1:54
10 The New Bomb Turks Fuck It 1:46
11 Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver 302 (You Can Kiss My Ass) 3:15
12 Steel Wool Fast Action 2:07
13 The Fall-Outs Don't Want The Sun 3:00

RAW YOUTH Hot Diggity 1991

thanks to Zaffiro


New York pop rock band that had a minor "hit" with the song "Tame Yourself."

Tracklist

1 Matter Of Fact 3:08
2 Ten Men 3:35
3 Regretless 5:07
4 Dinosaur 4:28
5 Beautiful Thing 5:10
6 Fourteen Days 3:38
7 Lucky Me 3:31
8 Ice Cream And Indians 4:47
9 Put It Down 4:38
10 Green 5:28
11 Tame Yourself 6:08


 

GRANT MCLENNAN Watershed 1991







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Send Me a Lullaby
As the co-founder of Australia's beloved cult band the Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan established himself among the finest and most effervescent songwriters in contemporary pop music, a standing his subsequent solo career did little to alter. Born in Rock Hampton on February 12, 1958, McLennan was attending Brisbane University during the mid-'70s when he and fellow student Robert Forster decided to channel their shared affection for punk and '60s folk into a band; dubbing themselves the Go-Betweens, they issued a series of singles before recording their debut LP, Send Me a Lullaby, in 1982. Over the course of the decade to follow, the Go-Betweens emerged as one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the post-punk era, yet excellent LPs like 1983's Before Hollywood and 1987's Tallulah simply failed to find an audience; when 1988's brilliant 16 Lovers Lane failed to push the group to the stardom so many predicted, they disbanded, and McLennan began his solo career. After recording as one half of Jack Frost, a duo he formed with the Church's Steve Kilbey, he issued his solo debut, 1991's Watershed (credited, as was its 1993 follow-up, Fireboy, to G.W. McLennan). After 1995's double-LP Horsebreaker Star, he toured with a briefly reunited Go-Betweens before issuing his fourth solo effort, In Your Bright Ray. The Go-Betweens reunited again in 2000 and enjoyed a creative and critically acclaimed streak that lasted for four albums and a concert DVD. On May 6, 2006, McLennan died at his home in Brisbane at age 48. 

Tracklist

1 When Word Gets Around 4:31
2 Haven't I Been A Fool 3:21
3 Haunted House 2:58
4 Stones For You 3:18
5 Easy Come Easy Go 3:59
6 Black Mule 4:44
7 Putting The Wheels Back On 4:14
8 You Can't Have Everything 3:07
9 Sally's Revolution 3:55
10 Broadway Bride 3:41
11 Just Get That Straight 3:16
12 Dream About Tomorrow 6:00

12 October 2017

JACK FROST

self titled
1991
 
Snow Job
1996
 
 by request


 
Artist Biography by
Snow Job
Jack Frost was a side project uniting the Australian singers and songwriters Steve Kilbey (best known as the frontman of the Church) and Grant McLennan (late of the Go-Betweens). The duo's self-titled debut appeared in 1991, at which point both men both returned to their primary projects; however, in 1995, Jack Frost reconvened for the LP Snow Job, this time along with Church drummer Tim Powles and Kilbey's brother Russell


self titled

Tracklist

1 Every Hour God Sends 4:38
2 Birdowner (As Seen On T.V.) 4:15
3 Civil War Lament 2:27
4 Geneva 4 A.M. 4:07
5 Trapeze Boy 1:32
6 Providence 5:10
7 Thought I Was Over You 4:50
8 Threshold 4:21
9 Number Eleven 5:45
10 Didn't Know Where I Was 5:06
11 Even As We Speak 5:41
12 Ramble 6:10
13 Everything Takes Forever 4:40
 
Snow Job

Tracklist  

1 Jack Frost Blues 4:40
2 Aviatrix 6:42
3 Running From The Body 2:25
4 Shakedown 2:01
5 You Don't Know 3:42
6 Weightless And Wild 4:28
7 Pony Express 2:42
8 Cousin/Angel 5:29
9 Little Song 2:24
10 Empire 3:59
11 Angela Carter 4:46
12 Haze 6:08
13 Dry Dock 3:42