Thursday, 26 December 2013

Best of 2013 mix, Volume 2


  1. The Fauns - Seven Hours (4:49)
  2. Wheat Fields - Cheshire Cat Blues / Big Lizard Jam (4:34)
  3. The Fall - Jetplane (3:08)
  4. Night Beats - Outta Mind (2:37)
  5. Fuchsia - The Waves (3:17)
  6. Frankie Rose - The Depths (3:21)
  7. Bill Callahan - Javelin Unlanding (3:42)
  8. Jastreb - Mother Europe (3:23)
  9. The Chills - Molten Gold (3:21)
10. Buried Feather - In the Sun (2:55)
11. Cate Le Bon - Mirror Me (3:46)
12. Sunken Seas - Asylum (4:58)
13. Lee Ranaldo and The Dust - Ambulancer (6:16)
14. Throwing Muses - Static (2:39)
15. Ian Skelly - Paper Sky (3:30)
16. Elephant Stone - Looking Thru Baby Blue (3:01)
17. The Flaming Lips - Always There In Our Hearts (4:35)
18. Soon - For You (4:27)
19. Psyche Tongues - VL (3:56)
20. The Black Angels - The Day (2:36)
21. The Telewire - Loud As Rain (5:04)

FLAC: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3
MP3: Here!



Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Best of 2013 mix



Again, another fine year, possibly even better than last. 3 stand out albums for me were The Ex & Brass Unbound's "Enormous Door", The White Kites' "Missing" and The Invisible Hands' self-titled. Once more, I think I'll need to do another volume, but as the year isn't quite done yet, I'll post that in the new year.

    1. The Invisible Hands - The Same (3:41)
   2. The Asteroid #4 - Revolution Prevail (3:30)
   3. Thee Oh Sees - No Spell (4:24)
   4. Matt Elliott - Again (4:07)
   5. Secret Colours - Who You Gonna Run To (3:49)
   6. Wire - Adore Your Island (2:46)
   7. SPC ECO - Make Me Stay (3:27)
   8. Steve Mason - Lie Awake (4:14)
   9. Bailterspace - Films Of You (2:22)
  10. Lumerians - Dogon Genesis (5:53)
  11. Ty Segall - The Man Man (3:17)
  12. Neils Children - Edward the Confessor (3:58)
  13. Melt-Banana - Left Dog (Run, Caper, Run) (1:52)
  14. Wooden Shjips - In The Roses (5:08)
  15. Euros Childs - Give The Girl A Hand (2:12)
  16. The White Kites - Should You Wait For Me (3:15)
  17. The Selfish Cales - State Of Eternity (3:19)
  18. Dead Meadow - In the Thicket (2:56)
  19. Still Corners - Going Back to Strange (2:27)
  20. Mikal Cronin - Am I Wrong (2:32)
  21. It Hugs Back - Big Sighs (1:51)
  22. The Ex & Brass Unbound - Bicycle Illusion (7:04)

FLAC: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3
MP3: Here!




Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The Worst Prog Album In The World!



For many people, the idea of progressive rock is the likes of Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes, Gentle Giant and early Genesis. But if you were to dig deeper, you'd find many other bands who never broke through to major success. Bands like the ones on this compilation, who had their roots in  psychedelic music, but took as influence many different genres to accomplish what, for me, is truly progressive rock. One thing I can guarantee,  there are no excess guitar/drum/keyboard solos to be found here! So, for a slightly different take on prog rock, and to hopefully draw in those who shy away from it, here is "The Worst Prog Album In The World!". I hope you enjoy...

  1. Baba Scholae - Half Day (3:56)
  2. Burnin Red Ivanhoe - Avez-Vous Kaskelainen? (4:45)
  3. Locomotive - Rain (3:22)
  4. Visitors - Visitors (3:34)
  5. T2 - J.L.T. (5:50)
  6. Earth and Fire - 21st Century Show (4:14)
  7. Stackridge - Teatime (5:48)
  8. Oho - Brown Algae Is Attractive (2:18)
  9. Goblin - Profondo Rosso (3:41)
10. Shuttah - Imjin (5:00)
11. My Solid Ground - Devonshire Street W1 (3:26)
12. Hot Thumbs O'Riley - Harmless Vibration (2:35)
13. Culpeper's Orchard - Teaparty For An Orchard (6:11)
14. Message - When I'm Home (7:44)
15. East of Eden - Northern Hemisphere (5:04)
16. Food Brain - Liver Juice Vending Machine (3:18)
17. Galliard - In Your Mind's Eyes (6:28)

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Monday, 23 September 2013

The Mono Men - Took That Thing (1992)






Artist: The Mono Men
Release: Took That Thing
Released: 1992
Label: Sympathy For The Record Industry
Catalog#: SFTRI 164
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
Style: Garage Rock

Tracklisting:

A. Took That Thing (2:12)
B1. Shakin' All Over (2:13)
B2. Mr. Eliminator (2:03)

About two hours from Seattle, in the seaside town of Bellingham, WA, the Mono Men pursued their campy retreat to '60s rock revivalism via the Sonics, the Wailers, and loads of teen exploitation flicks, but don't be fooled -- their music is loud, fast, and aggressive.

 FLAC: Here!
MP3: Here!

The Cynics - No Place To Hide (1985)



Artist: The Cynics
Release: No Place To Hide / Hard Times
Released: 1985/1990
Label: Dionysus Records/Get Hip Recordings
Catalog#: ID8504s/GH-99
Format: Vinyl, 7", Reissue
Style: Garage Rock

Tracklisting:

A. No Place To Hide (3:32)
B. Hard Times (2:42)


Guitarist/producer/record company head Gregg Kostelich is the frenetic force behind THE CYNICS. He managed to keep the band afloat in the wake of constant personnel changes, he recorded some of the finest garage tracks ever, and also launched one of the best independent record labels of the 1980s, Get Hip.

FLAC: Here!
MP3: Here! 


 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Das Damen - Marshmellow Conspiracy (1988)





Artist: Das Damen
Release: Marshmellow Conspiracy
Released: 1988
Label: SST Records
Catalog#: SST 218
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Style: Grunge, Indie Rock

Tracklisting:

A1. Bug
A2. 555 (ESP With A Fender Version - Long Mix)
B1. Sky Yen
B2. Song For Michael Jackson To $ell

Das Damen recorded a cover of the Beatles, the song "Magical Mystery Tour". They retitled it "Song For Michael Jackson to $ell" refusing to pay royalties. So the record was withdrawn from the market. Released on pink and rarer black vinyl.


FLAC:  Here!
MP3: Here!


 

Peter Jefferies and Robbie Muir - Catapult (1989)

I've been ripping quite a few of my old vinyl singles/albums the past few months, so I've decided to post some of them here. No fancy set up, just a usb turntable and my knackered old PC. But I think they sound ok. So, here's the first one:




Released: 1989
Label: Xpressway / Ajax Records
Catalog#: X/WAY 11 / AJAX 016
Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Style: Alternative Rock


Tracklisting:

A. Catapult (2:12)
B. The Fate Of The Human Carbine (3:15)

FLAC: Here!
MP3: Here!








Thursday, 30 May 2013

Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band

Found this amazing clip and just need to share it!




Also, Volume 5 of Psychedelic Obscurities should be here soon. Watch this space...

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Post-Punk Mix - Volume 2


A few years back I made a post-punk mix, mostly of well known bands from the peak of post-punk, 1978-1982. This was removed from the blog for various reasons I won't go into. Anyway, here's the long awaited second volume, covering the years 1979-1984, focusing mostly on more obscure bands...

   1. The Pin Group - The Power (3:57)
   2. Certain General - Uptight (4:07)
   3. Tuxedomoon - Incubus (Blue Suit) (3:47)
   4. Animals & Men - Shell Shock (3:13)
   5. Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls - Screaming In The Darkness (3:30)
   6. This Kind Of Punishment - From The Diary Of Hermann Doubt (3:19)
   7. Dalek I - Destiny (Dalek I Love You) (3:39)
   8. Ike Yard - Night After Night (3:21)
   9. Von Lmo - Radio World (4:37)
  10. Section 25 - Sakura (3:59)
  11. Department S - I Want (3:29)
  12. The Mekons - John Barry (2:49)
  13. The Passions - Someone Special (4:06)
  14. Chrome - You've Been Duplicated (2:37)
  15. Athletico Spizz 80 - The Rhythm Inside (2:27)
  16. Colin Newman - I've Waited Ages (5:05)
  17. Liquid Liquid - Push (1:55)
  18. The Monochrome Set - The Weird, Wild and Wonderful World of Tony Potts (3:26)
  19. Nocturnal Projections - Could It Be Increased? (3:11)
  20. Young Marble Giants - Cakewalking (2:47)
  21. Rema-Rema - Rema-Rema (4:24)
  22. The Astronauts - Everything Stops for Baby (2:04)
  23.  Lori and The Chameleons - Lonely Spy (3;34)

  FLAC: Part 1  Part 2
    MP3:  Here!




Saturday, 23 March 2013

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 18: Smiles, Jelly & Golden







This will be the final Oozings compilation. What started off way back when as just 7 volumes soon escalated to a grand scale. But with each volume it became increasingly harder to seek out bands not featured before, and why there was a longer gap in each volume being compiled. So, I figured it best to end on a high, with Volume 18.


  1. Mecki Mark Men - Being Is More Than Life (2:43)
  2. Eyes Of Blue - Prodigal Son (5:30)
  3. Bold - Friendly Smile (2:51)
  4. Odyssey - Come Back (3:28)
  5. Blue Mountain Eagle - Yellow's Dream (2:45)
  6. Denny Gerrard - Native Sun (3:49)
  7. Morning Glory - Jelly Gas Flame (4:35)
  8. United Travel Service - Gypsy Eyes (2:21)
  9. The Electronic Hole - The Golden Hour Part III (3:48)
10. The Strollers - Children (2:25)
11. Ellie Pop - Seems I've Changed (2:21)
12. Friar Tuck - Where Did Your Mind Go? (3:33)
13. Saint Steven - Bastich I (3:07)
14. The Art of Lovin' - Paul's Circus (3:13)
15. Bloomsbury People - Birdsong (3:36)
16. Samson - Mars (4:47)
17. Bump - The Song (3:11)
18. Rockadrome - Very Strange (3:11)
19. Lee Michaels - Love (5:07)
20. Faine Jade - Cold Winter Sun Symphony in D Major (3:10)
21. The Poets - In Your Tower (2:30)
22. The Koobas - Circus (5:40)





 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Best of 2012 mix, Volume 2


   1. Om - Addis (5:33)
   2. Ummagma - Rotation (4:18)
   3. Ringo Deathstarr - Drain (2:17)
   4. Cardinal - Carbolic Smoke Ball (3:27)
   5. Matt Elliott - The Pain That's Yet To Come (3:41)
   6. Moon Duo - I Been Gone (4:11)
   7. Neil Halstead - Bad Drugs and Minor Chords (3:04)
   8. Dreamscape - Finally Through (3:47)
   9. Bardo Pond - The Cawl (7:02)
  10. Chicano Batman - Pomegranate Tree (2:58)
  11. Sam Lee - Goodbye My Darling (4:29)
  12. Dennis Olsen - Disappear for a While (4:36)
  13. Vibravoid - Photosynthesis In Darkness (3:08)
  14. DJ Food - The Illectrik Hoax (3:55)
  15. Los Thyssen - Ciervo Acechando En El Beach Club Abandonado (2:31)
  16. Ty Segall - Inside Your Heart (3:41)
  17. The Spyrals - Disguise (2:27)
  18. 93MillionMilesFromTheSun - I Lost You (5:20)
  19. Melody's Echo Chamber - Quand Vas Tu Rentrer? (4:21)

FLAC: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3
MP3: Here!