Friday, 21 September 2018

Folk Extractions Volume 7: The Thoughts and Words of Mormos



  1. Howard Eynon - Shadows & Riff (6:13)
  2. Judee Sill - The Pearl (1:46)
  3. Feo - Bjergfyr (4:13)
  4. John Wonderling - M'Lady (3:35)
  5. Folkdove - Lord Franklin (3:53)
  6. Gothic Horizon - Odysseus (5:11)
  7. Beau - Nine Minutes (2:48)
  8. Waterfall - For You (5:56)
  9. Gene Clark - With Tomorrow (2:22)
10. Chuck & Mary Perrin - Horizons (3:34)
11. Paper Bubble - She (4:33)
12. Arthur - Dreams and Images (2:31)
13. Robb Kunkel - Monterrey (4:14)
14. The Family of Apostolic - Dholak Gheet (3:56)
15. Skybird - Queen Magdalena (3:22)
16. Lambert & Nuttycombe - Morning (2:54)
17. Steve Ashley - Silly Summer Game (4:48)
18. Fairport Convention - Eastern Rain (3:31)
19. Sachiko Kanenobu - Kagero (2:59)
20. Robin Scott - Woman From the Warm Grass (3:34)
21. Keith Cross & Peter Ross - Peace in the End (3:22)


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Note: There's been a slight change on this volume since it first appeared. Track 3 was by Claudio Rocchi who's already appeared on Volume 6, so I've changed it to a track by Feo. Those who downloaded this previously here's a link for the Feo track in FLAC and mp3 to download it and replace, or you could have it as a 'bonus' track if you wish to keep the original Rocchi track too! 



Saturday, 1 September 2018

Peter Jefferies - Satellites and Sparks (best of 1987-2001)



I first came across Peter Jefferies on a Flying Nun compilation back in the 1980s, singing with This Kind of Punishment. I must admit at first I wasn't too taken by the song featured, "Immigration Song", I think it was the rather intense vocals I couldn't really get to grips with. But, I did find their music interesting so sought out their other albums. I soon grew to love Jefferies' vocals, at times like a cross between Peter Hammill and David Bowie when at their most manic. But when he sings in a lower range his voice is just delightful, some might even say seductive. 

As well as This Kind of Punishment I sought out his very first band, Nocturnal Projections, who are probably one of the finest post-punk bands to come from New Zealand. As much as I love those 2 bands, it's his solo work I've come to appreciate the most. Sadly Jefferies appears to have stopped releasing records since 2001, which is a great loss to the music world. So I've decided to celebrate his solo work, including collaborations with other artists, on this collection, with some of my favourite songs by him during this period. I hope you all enjoy!

  1. Peter Jefferies & Robbie Muir - The Fate of the Human Carbine (3:19)
  2. Peter Jefferies - Dryest Month in 100 Years (4:29)
  3. Peter Jefferies and Jono Lonie - The Standing Stone (2:22)
  4. Peter Jefferies - Don't Look Down (2:22)
  5. Peter Jefferies - The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World (3:16)
  6. Peter Jefferies - Signal (6:36)
  7. Peter Jefferies & Robbie Muir - Swerve (3:38)
  8. Peter Jefferies - Crocodile (2:54)
  9. Peter Jefferies - World in a Blanket (4:12)
10. Peter Jefferies - Domesticia (2:19)
11. Peter Jefferies - Won't Be Long (1:06)
12. Peter Jefferies & Robbie Muir - Don't Call Me, I'll Call You (3:16)
13. Peter Jefferies - By Small Degrees (4:36)
14. Peter Jefferies - Red Sky (1:48)
15. Peter Jefferies - Kitty Loop (3:47)
16. Peter Jefferies & Stephen Kilroy - Wined Up (3:17)
17. Peter Jefferies - Echoes (3:40)
18. Peter Jefferies - Next (1:13)
19. Peter Jefferies & Robbie Muir - Catapult (2:14)
20. Peter Jefferies - Ghostwriter (4:35)
21. Peter Jefferies and Jono Lonie - Piano (one) (4:43)
22. Peter Jefferies - Guided Tour of a Well Known Street (2:37)
23. Peter Jefferies - Satellites and Sparks (6:57)

Tracks 3 & 21 from the album "At Swim 2 Birds", 1987
Tracks 1 & 19 from the 7" single "Catapult/The Fate of the Human Carbine", 1989
Tracks 5, 10 & 22 from the album "The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World", 1991
Tracks 7 & 12 from the 7" EP "Swerve", 1992
Track 16 from the 7" single "Crossover", 1993
Tracks 4, 13 & 18 from the album "Electricity", 1995
Tracks 9, 17 & 23 from the album "Elevator Madness", 1996
Tracks 6 & 15 from the album "Substatic", 1998
Tracks 2, 8, 11, 14 & 20 from the album "Closed Circuit", 2001







Monday, 13 August 2018

Carnivals and Cotton Candy Volume 3 - Another Time



Final volume of sunshine pop for now. Once more thanks to Manerg & everyone at oldrocker.br who helped in compiling this latest volume.


  1. Harpers Bizarre - Vine Street (1:35)
  2. The Buckinghams - Remember (2:21)
  3. Billy Nicholls - Daytime Girl (2:43)
  4. The Monkees - Don't Call on Me (2:17)
  5. Chuck & Mary Perrin - When You're Feeling Blue (3:29)
  6. Honey Ltd. - Tomorrow Your Heart (2:24)
  7. The Sugar Shoppe - Hangin' Together (2:29)
  8. The Left Banke - Nice to See You (2:40)
  9. The Flower Pot Men - You Can Never Be Wrong (2:35)
10. Triste Janero - In The Garden (2:40)
11. Roger Rodier - Easy Song (3:28)
12. The Cyrkle - The Visit (She Was Here) (2:15)
13. The Peppermint Rainbow - Don't Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael (2:32)
14. The Moon - She's on My Mind (2:18)
15. Bele Vrane - Presenečenja (2:35)
16. Afterglow - By My Side (1:51)
17. Price & Walsh - Where Is Sunday (1:54)
18. The Critters - Sweet Breezes (2:00)
19. The Arbors - Most of All (3:08)
20. The Third Wave - Waves Lament (2:53)
21. Consortium - I Don't Want Her Anymore (2:56)
22. Sagittarius - Another Time (2:40)
23. Elia y Elisabeth - Fué Una Lágrima (3:01)
24. Tommy Roe - Long Live Love (2:19)
25. The New Colony Six - Can't You See Me Cry (2:34)
26. Montage - Song Is Love (1:42)
27. Harmony Grass - I've Seen to Dream (3:11)
28. Salt Water Taffy - The Girl Is Broken (2:31)
29. The American Breed - Before and After (2:47)
30. The Bystanders - Pattern People (2:40)
31. Gary Lewis - Look, Here Comes the Sun (2:40)



Thursday, 26 July 2018

Carnivals and Cotton Candy Volume 2 - Year of the Sun



  1. Curt Boettcher - If You Only Knew (2:37)
  2. The Clique - Soul Mates (2:09)
  3. Los Shakers - Una Forma de Arco Iris (2:57)
  4. The Association - Barefoot Gentleman (3:22)
  5. Strawberry Alarm Clock - Barefoot in Baltimore (2:21)
  6. Georgie Fame - Peaceful (2:29)
  7. Margo Guryan - Someone I Know (2:42)
  8. Sapphire Thinkers - Let Her Come In (2:16)
  9. The Poor - Study in Motion #1 (1:37)
10. The Vogues - Just What I've Been Looking For (2:41)
11. The Innocence - I Don't Wanna Be Around You (2:07)
12. Sven Libaek - Start Growing Up Now (2:53)
13. Walter Raim Concept - A Woman Looking for Love (2:21)
14. Aaron Lightman - On Monday Me (2:23)
15. Pic-Nic - Amanecer (2:28)
16. Eternity's Children - Mrs. Bluebird (3:15)
17. The Everly Brothers - I Don't Want to Love You (2:43)
18. The Gordian Knot - The Year of the Sun (2:59)
19. The Match - Don't Take Your Time (2:40)
20. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Eighteen Is Over the Hill (2:39)
21. Vox Populi - Tornado (3:31)
22. Chad & Jeremy - Painted Dayglow Smile (3:27)
23. The Millennium - I'm With You (2:35)
24. The Groop - Nobody at All (3:07)
25. Thomas & Richard Frost - Where are We? (2:23)
26. The First Edition - Only Me (2:31)
27. The Yellow Balloon - Stained Glass Window (2:02)
28. The Cowsills - Make the Music Flow (2:18)
29. The Sunshine Company - Just Beyond Your Smile (2:16)
30. Wichita Fall - Going to Ohio (3:26)


Once again thanks to Manerg for yet more song suggestions, plus everyone at oldrockerbr.blogspot for their wonderful help. Volume 3 will be coming very soon...!


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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Carnivals and Cotton Candy Volume 1 - Highest Dreams



As promised a long while back, here is a "sunshine pop" compilation, and the first of what should be at least 3 volumes. Big big thanks to Manerg who helped with many song suggestions plus the main title of these compilations, and also a big shoutout to Frank, Nelson and Sonic for helping me out over at oldrockerbr.blogspot.com


  1. Oxfords - My World (3:16)
  2. Tandyn Almer - Victims of Chance (3:31)
  3. Twinn Connexion - I Think I Know Him (2:48)
  4. The Free Design - Butterflies are Free (3:17)
  5. Philamore Lincoln - The Plains of Delight (3:10)
  6. Hep Stars - Enter the Young (2:47)
  7. The Parade - The Radio Song (2:39)
  8. Don & The Goodtimes - I Could Never Be (2:21)
  9. Dana Gillespie - London Social Degree (2:04)
10. Mark Eric - Sad Is the Way That I Feel (3:02)
11. The Blades of Grass - Tomorrow Is My Turn (2:23)
12. Puff - Who Do You Think You Are (2:27)
13. Paul Williams - Someday Man (2:49)
14. The Robbs - Rapid Transit (2:41)
15. The Twilights - Bessemae (3:05)
16. Del Shannon - It's My Feeling (2:16)
17. Shaun Harris - Highest Dreams (2:09)
18. MC Squared - Smilin' (2:38)
19. The Love Generation - Magic Land (2:09)
20. Dotti Holmberg - I Sing My Song (2:32)
21. Richard Twice - Your Love Like Heaven Be (2:08)
22. The Zombies - Brief Candles (3:28)
23. The Sundowners - Always You (2:54)
24. The Peppermint Trolley Company - Trust (2:39)
25. Doug Randle - Isn't It a Pity? (3:15)
26. The New Wave - The Shade of the Sun (2:23)
27. Chamaeleon Church - Flowers in the Field (2:24)
28. Wendy & Bonnie - Endless Pathway (3:36)
29. Dino, Desi and Billy - Thru Spray-Colored Glasses (1:55)





Sunday, 17 June 2018

Post-Punk Mix - Volume 9




  1. Dance Chapter - Demolished Sanctuary (4:11)
  2. The Higher Primates - Living in a Vacuum (2:07)
  3. pragVEC - Happey Valley (3:32)
  4. 1000 Mexicans - The Last Pop Song (3:05)
  5. Fall of Saigon - Blue Eyes (2:03)
  6. Solid Space - New Statue ("Morning Song") (5:41)
  7. Suburban Lawns - Green Eyes (2:52)
  8. Fehlfarben - Der Marsch (6:07)
  9. The Honeymoon Killers - Histoire à Suivre (3:04)
10. Shox - No Turning Back (2:54)
11. Exploiting the Prophets - Laschy, Thin King Man (3:41)
12. Tactics - Frozen Park (3:08)
13. Mecano - Note of a Stroll in Spring (5:10)
14. Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex (2:02)
15. Normil Hawaiians - An Old Standard (5:01)
16. Spray Pals - Happy Go Lucky (2:51)
17. The Good Missionaries - Keep Going Backwards (3:48)
18. Mature Young Adults - Exposure (5:03)
19. Luna - Nestvarne Stvari (3:11)
20. Urban Verbs - The Angry Young Men (4:12)
21. Felt - Templeroy (5:34)






Sunday, 6 May 2018

New Millennium Psychedelia, Vol. 6



Like previous volumes, this series of compilations is named in honour of Dale Simpson's facebook group, also named New Millennium Psychedelia. Dale provides the wonderful artwork for each volume , and also suggested a couple of bands for this latest edition. There are now over 3500 members (including many of the artists featured on these comps) in this group, so if you haven't joined in the fun, do it now!

Every day, members post wonderful clips of modern psychedelic music, plus links to gigs/events and artists advertising their own releases, many of which are free to download . Some of the bands featured here are relatively well known, but most are pretty obscure and just waiting to be discovered... You can find Dale's facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/245395615520771/


  1. New Candys - Patent Medicine (2:44)
  2. Cobalt Chapel - Positive Negative (5:14)
  3. The Green Pajamas - Ten Million Light Years Away (3:59)
  4. Trappist Afterland - Stripes (Isiah 53:3-9) (4:45)
  5. The Murlocs - Think Out Loud (2:42)
  6. Koes Barat - Rahasia Hatiku (4:34)
  7. Les Big Byrd - Anywhere But Here (6:13)
  8. Lake Ruth - Walter and the Taxi (3:26)
  9. Beautify Junkyards - The Masque of the Hidden Garden (3:55)
10. Electric Eye - Turn Around, Face the Sun (5:24)
11. Kikagaku Moyo - Green Sugar (7:51)
12. The Citradels - Sunday Best (2:48)
13. Green Seagull - Not Like You and Me (2:38)
14. Melody's Echo Chamber - You Won't Be Missing That Part of Me (4:15)
15. Drakkar Nowhere - Salutation to the Sun (5:28)
16. Midnight Sister - So Young (2:46)
17. The Luck of Eden Hall - A Procession of Marshmallow Soldiers Across the Clockwork Pudding (4:31)
18. Halasan Bazar & Tara King Th. - Try Their Best (6:25)



Sunday, 8 April 2018

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 28: Lights, Crazy & Unknown




 1. Canterbury Glass - Prologue (8:58)
 2. Philippe Debarge with The Pretty Things - It'll Never Be Me (4:30)
 3. Plain Jane - Not the Same (4:13)
 4. Blue Cheer - When It All Gets Old (2:58)
 5. Prúdy - Zvonky, Zvonte (3:33)
 6. The Glass Prism - To (2:29)
 7. The Knack - Lights on the Wall (2:45)
 8. Los Brincos - Kama-Sutra (7:15)
 9. John's Children - Sara, Crazy Child (2:24)
10. The Smoke - You Can't Catch Me (3:16)
11. After Tea - We Will Be There After Tea (3:02)
12. Bill Holt - Program Ten Part Six (3:50)
13. Alice Cooper - Earwigs to Eternity (1:16)
14. George Romanos - Life is a Dream (4:34)
15. Felt - Destination (6:42)
16. Chimera - The Grail (2:46)
17. Rust - Rust (3:24)
18. Danny Ben-Israel - Dawn with Hash (4:11)
19. Justine - Unknown Journey (7:02)


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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 27: Grains, Obsolete & Transparent



  1. The Tuneful Trolley - Written Charter (2:42)
  2. The Sorrows - Which Way (2:34)
  3. Boudewijn de Groot - Cinderella (4:37)
  4. The Zodiac - Libra - The Flower Child (3:28)
  5. Haymarket Square - Elevator (7:03)
  6. Simply Saucer - Mole Machine (4:25)
  7. Tales of Justine - Eleventh Obsolete Incident (3:00)
  8. Almendra - En Las Cúpulas (4:41)
  9. Stone Harbour - Grains of Sand (5:04)
10. Paul Parrish - Walking in the Forest (Of My Mind) (2:44)
11. The Legends - High Towers (2:58)
12. Phantasia - Transparent Face (3:04)
13. Musica Dispersa - Fluido (5:35)
14. Ouqsutats - You're Just What I Was Looking For Today (3:46)
15. Beast - Spaceman (3:33)
16. King George Discovery - The Memory (2:27)
17. Agamenon - Cuco Go Fly (4:42)
18. The Left Banke - Dark Is the Bark (3:27)
19. Blond - Sun in Her Hand (1:59)
20. Garrett Lund - Silver Sails (7:12)

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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 26: Flying, Softly & Restless



 1. Uther Pendragon - San Francisco Earthquake (5:25)
 2. Turquoise - Flying Machine (3:04)
 3. The Groop - Time Fire (3:32)
 4. Sweet Thursday - Cobwebs (3:23)
 5. Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns - Lady (4:05)
 6. Nazz - Meridian Leeward (3:39)
 7. Complex - We Don't Exist (5:50)
 8. D.R. Hooker - The Truth (3:37)
 9. Lowell George & The Factory - Candy Cane Madness (2:03)
10. Smash - Look at the Rainbow (Flying in the Sky) (3:48)
11. Le Système Crapoutchik - Un Jour Dans Ma Vie (3:56)
12. The Lemon Fog - The Prisoner (4:02)
13. Mike Tingley - Monotony's Message (3:27)
14. Puzzle - Golden Butterfly (2:39)
15. Ana y Jaime - Es Largo el Camino (2:11)
16. Sound Factory - Restless Time (4:47)
17. The HiFis - Tread Softly for the Sleepers (2:09)
18. Flamengo - Co Skrýváš v Ocích (3:59)
19. The Sparrow - Isn't It Strange (2:28)
20. The Robbs - Jolly Miller (3:48)
21. N.S.U. - On the Road (6:43)

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