Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A Tribute to the Classics - Volume 2



01. Thee Headcoatees - Ça Plane Pour Moi (3:15)
02. Ty Segall - 20t
h Century Boy (3:33)
03. Eric Burdon & The Animals - Paint It Black (5:54)
04. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Fresher Than the Sweetness in Water (2:20)
05. The Residents - Jailhouse Rock (3:05)
06. Monster Magnet - The Right Stuff (4:31)
07. Friar Tuck - Louis Louis (4:38)
08. Kramer - Save the Last Dance for Me (3:05)
09. David Bo
wie - Waiting for the Man (5:41)
10. Syster Hyde - The Model (3:23)
11. Low & Dirty Three - Down by the River (9:27)
12. Brian Eno - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (2:47)
13. Devo - (I Can't Get Me No) Satisfaction (2:53)
14. Cows - 39 Lashes (5:27)
15. Dean Carter - Fever (1:59)
16. Fraser & Debolt - Don't Let Me Down (4:20)
17. Spacemen 3 - When Tomorrow Hits (4:25)
18. Luna - That's What You Always Say (3:48)
19. Hüsker Dü - Eight Miles High (3:54)

 
Original versions by:
01. Plastic Bertrand 02. T.Rex 03. The Rolling Stones 04. Honeybus
05. Elvis Presley 06. Robert Calvert 07. The Kingsmen 08. The Drifters
09. The Velvet Underground 10. Kraftwerk 11. Neil Young 12. The Tokens
13. The Rolling Stones 14. Jesus Christ Superstar OST 15. Peggy Lee
16. The Beatles 17. Mudhoney 18. The Dream Syndicate 19. The Byrds





Tuesday, 20 November 2018

A Tribute to the Classics



As many of you know, I also have a mixcloud page where all the mixes that have appeared on this blog I have posted there too. Many mixcloud mixes though, have not featured on this blog, so I will start creating some of those for here. First will be my two (so far) tributes to the "classics", which feature cover versions of songs which I consider to be superior or equal to the original. I'm sure many will disagree with my choices! So, here's the first volume:

01. Bauhaus - Third Uncle (5:09)
02. Melt-Banana - Uncontrollable Urge (2:56)
03. Rowland S. Howard - White Wedding (2:53)
04. The Arbors - Like a Rolling Stone(3:35)
05. Dana Gillespie - Andy Warhol (2:34)
06. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Day Tripper (2:40)
07. The Groove Farm - Red Dress (3:26)
08. The Lee Harvey Oswald Band - Boss Hoss (2:15)
09. 16 Horsepower - Heart and Soul (6:26)
10. Terry Edwards - New Rose (2:49)
11. The Ballroom - Baby, Please Don't Go (3:06)
12. Magazine - I Love You, You Big Dummy (3:44)
13. My Bloody Valentine - Map Ref 41°N 93°W (4:09)
14. Bongwater - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (3:58)
15. Silver Apples - Mustang Sally (3:14)
16. Drinking Electricity - Shaking All Over (3:06)
17. The Damned - Looking at You (5:06)
18. The Better Beatles - Baby You're a Rich Man (2:39)
19. Au Pairs - Repetition (3:23)
20. Petra Haden - Our Love Was (3:18)
21. The Nova Local - Morning Dew (5:39)

 
Original versions by:
01. Brian Eno 02. Devo 03. Billy Idol 04. Bob Dylan
05. David Bowie 06. The Beatles 07. Alvin Stardust 08. The Sonics
09. Joy Division 10. The Damned 11. Big Joe Williams 12. Captain Beefheart
13. Wire 14. The Weavers 15. Mack Rice 16. Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
17. MC5 18. The Beatles 19. David Bowie 20. The Who 21. Bonnie Dobson




Sunday, 28 October 2018

Best of 2018 mix




  1. Triptides - Mary Anne (4:19)
  2. Gulp - Claudia (3:13)
  3. MIEN - Echolalia (2:55)
  4. The Limiñanas - Pink Flamingos (2:42)
  5. Ryley Walker - Accommodations (2:58)
  6. The Residents - The Other (3:02)
  7. Kristin Hersh - Tulum (3:42)
  8. The Ex - Footfall (4:58)
  9. Alison Cotton - The Bells of St. Agnes (5:56)
10. Richard in Your Mind - I Hope You Weren't Waiting Long (3:57)
11. Ty Segall - I'm Free (2:42)
12. Green Seagull - After All This Time (3:14)
13. Penya - Search It Out (Reboot) (4:43)
14. Low - Poor Sucker (3:27)
15. Cosmo Sheldrake - Linger a While (1:49)
16. Kikagaku Moyo - Majupose (3:56)
17. The Smoking Trees - Think of Home (3:16)
18. Damien Jurado - Percy Faith (2:53)
19. Wreckless Eric - The Two of Us (3:42)
20. Mythic Sunship - Way Ahead (7:01)
21. Go-Kart Mozart - Farewell to Tarzan Harvey (1:21)
22. Alexander Tucker - Behind the Shoulder (3:40)






Monday, 15 October 2018

Post-Punk Mix - Volume 10



  1. Bearz - Girls Will Do (3:21)
  2. Alms for Children - Mother (2:30)
  3. Modern Art - Hello / Goodbye (6:42)
  4. Talking Heads - Electric Guitar (3:01)
  5. Instant Music - Do Not (2:20)
  6. Circus Mort - Swallow You (3:12)
  7. ESG - Chistelle (1:51)
  8. Bpeople - Time (3:05)
  9. A Popular History of Signs - Justice Not Vengeance (5:33)
10. Zombies - Extraños Juegos (2:40)
11. The Deep Freeze Mice - The Gates of Lunch (1:01)
12. XTC - Roads Girdle the Globe (4:48)
13. Scorched Earth Policy - Too Far Gone (2:33)
14. Grow-Up - Punishment (1:53)
15. Vacum - De Groteska Clownerna (3:01)
16. Nico - The Sphinx (3:30)
17. Nervous Gender - Fat Cow (2:34)
18. Cardiacs - Is This the Life? (5:12)
19. Die Radierer - Versteck Dich Nicht Im Kühlschrank (5:18)
20. My Captains - History (4:46)
21. The Feelies - Moscow Nights (3:55)
22. Kozmetika - Zanatlija (2:47)
23. The Royal Family and the Poor - Voices (4:09)







Saturday, 29 September 2018

The 3rd Worst Prog Album in the World!



  1. Khan - Stargazers (5:31)
  2. Svanfridur - The Mug (4:45)
  3. Aubrey Small - If I Were You (3:17)
  4. Casa das Máquinas - Lar de Maravilhas (6:14)
  5. Yonin Bayashi - Sora to Kumo (5:21)
  6. M.O.T.U.S. - Green Star (3:20)
  7. Delivery - Fighting It Out (5:38)
  8. Rävjunk - Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner (4:25)
  9. Mammut - Nähgarn Mammut (7:01)
10. Lard Free - Warinobaril (3:51)
11. Igra Staklenih Perli - Gušterov Trg (4:26)
12. McDonald & Giles - Flight of the Ibis (3:08)
13. Opus 5 - Contre-Courant (3:58)
14. Ginhouse - The Journey (5:51)
15. Náttúra - Tiger (3:04)
16. Bachdenkel - An Appointment With the Master (5:14)
17. Pierrot Lunaire - Giovane Madre (3:44)





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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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)