Sunday, 25 December 2016

Coming soon....




 I was hoping to post this before Christmas but, due to problems with my ISP and being quite ill the past few days, unfortunately it's been somewhat delayed. Hopefully it will appear before the year's end.




Monday, 5 December 2016

Best of 2016 mix, Volume 2




  1. The Limiñanas - Paradise Now (3:18)
  2. Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure (4:19)
  3. Quilt - Searching For (3:07)
  4. Yorkston/Thorne/Khan - Everything Sacred (5:06)
  5. Landing - Shifts (3:53)
  6. Mermaidens - Cold Skin (4:56)

  7. The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band - India Chia Muay (Thai Boxing Re-fix) (3:19)
  8. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Day Disguise (4:49)
  9. PoulainJars - Le Calme (5:58)
10. Baby Woodrose - Termination (8:23)
11. Jenny Hval - Female Vampire (3:37)
12. King Creosote - Love Life (4:13)
13. Wovenhand - The Hired Hand (4:12)
14. Lambchop - JFK (5:27)
15. Murals - Watching in the Dark (4:41)
16. Still Corners - The Fixer (3:08)
17. Debo Band - Yachat (3:31)
18. Ty Segall - Californian Hills (3:09)



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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Best of 2016 mix



On what has been one of the crappiest years in existence, thankfully it was also one of the best for new music. I could go on to make 3 volumes, after compiling a rather huge "short"list for this compilation. We shall see! Anyway, here's a few selected personal highlights, I hope you all enjoy...


  1. Electric Orange - Shattered (4:40)
  2. Amber Arcades - Right Now (3:55)
  3. Beyond the Wizards Sleeve - Iron Age (3:52)
  4. North Sea Radio Orchestra - Alsace Lorraine (5:11)
  5. Churn Milk Joan - Fuzzy Baby (2:43)
  6. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Like Describing Colors to a Blind Man on Acid (2:59)
  7. The Winstons - 番号番号 (Number Number) (6:09)
  8. UXO - Blind Suicide (3:54)
  9. Roy Montgomery - You Always Get What You Deserve (4:37)
10. Modular - La Alfombra Mágica (3:39)
11. Higher Authorities - Abracadbra (3:42)
12. Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Where I'm Goi
ng (3:47)
13. Konono N°1 & Batida - Yambadi Mama (6:21)
14. Night Beats - No Cops (3:10)
15. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - When I Try, I'm Full (3:51)
16. The Coral - Chasing the Tail of a Dream (3:43)
17. CFM - Glass Eye (2:33)
18. Programm - On That Day (2:53)
19. Drakkar Nowhere - In the Eye of Time (2:11)
20. Violeta de Outono - A Painter of the Mind (4:55)



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Saturday, 29 October 2016

The 2nd Worst Prog Album in the World!



Continuing from the previous "Worst" prog album, more obscurities but with a few more familiar names this time around. 


  1. Amon Düül II - Wolf City (3:13)
  2. Collusion - Song of Pity (4:59)
  3. Le Orme - Era Inverno (5:00)
  4. Dr. Z - Summer for the Rose (4:21)
  5. G.F. Fitz-Gerald - Under and Over the Waterfall (2:36)
  6. Dancer - Mind the Houses (4:38)
  7. O Terço - Ponto Final (4:35)
  8. Gong - You Can't Kill Me (6:14)
  9. Nyl - Ibha (3:51)
10. Matching Mole - Nan True's Hole (3:36)
11. Brainticket - Egyptian Kings (5:50)
12. Pazop - What Is the Further Purpose (3:10)
13. Catapilla - Charing Cross (6:27)
14. Premiata Forneria Marconi - Grazie Davvero (5:47)
15. Diabolus - Lady of the Moon (3:49)
16. Magma - Weïdorje (4:28)
17. Marsupilami - And the Eagle Chased the Dove to It's Ruin (6:35)



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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Osmosis: Chris Knox's Greatest Bits 1980-2009




01. Tall Dwarfs - Sunday Song (1:54)
From the compilation album "Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox", 2009
02. Tall Dwarfs - Nothing's Going to Happen (3:37)
From the album "In the Dying Days of Helen Young", recorded 16/8/04
03. Toy Love - Swimming Pool (2:35)
From the album "Toy Love", 1980
04. Chris Knox - Meat (3:58)
From the album "Croaker", 1990
05. Tall Dwarfs - Thought Disorder (4:08)
From the album "Fork Songs", 1991
06. Chris Knox and The Nothing - Doughnut (4:14)
From the album "Chris Knox and The Nothing", 2005
07. Chris Knox - The Joy of Sex (3:54)
From the album "Yes!!", 1997
08. Chris Knox - Justification Song (1:44)
From the album "Song For Cleaning Guppies", 1983
09. Tall Dwarfs - Crush (5:55)
From the EP "Slugbuckethairybreathmonster", 1984
10. International Tall Dwarfs - Swan Song (1:30)
From the album "Stumpy", 1996
11. Chris Knox - Osmosis (3:34)
From the album "Polyfoto, Duck Shaped Pain & "Gum"", 1993
12. Tall Dwarfs - Round These Walls (2:06)
From the album "Fifty Flavours of Glue", 1998
13. Tall Dwarfs - Song of the Silents (3:55)
From the EP "Louis Likes His Daily Dip", 1982
14. Chris Knox - Baby You're a Rich Man (2:49)
From the compilation album "Monk III - AD 1987", 1987
15. The Nothing - Then She Exploded (2:56)
From the album "A Warm Gun", 2008
16. Tall Dwarfs - Pirouette (4:12)
From the album "Weeville", 1990
17. Toy Love - Squeeze (3:29)
From the album "Toy Love", 1980
18. Tall Dwarfs - This Room Is Wrong (3:21)

From the EP "Canned Music", 1983
19. Chris Knox - Instant Mashed Potato II (2:33)
From the album "Songs of You and Me", 1995
20. Tall Dwarfs - Get Outta the Garage (3:03)
From the album "That's the Short and Long of It", 1985
21. International Tall Dwarfs - Carsick (2:55)
From the album "The Sky Above The Mud Below", 2002
22. Tall Dwarfs - What Goes Up (2:47)
From the album "3 EPs", 1994
23. Chris Knox - Laughter (3:27)
From the album "Beat", 2000
24. Chris Knox - Not Given Lightly (5:09)
From the album "Seizure", 1989



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Friday, 16 September 2016

Post-Punk Mix - Volume 8



  1. Jowe Head - Glistening Pincers (2:50)
  2. Minimal Compact - Statik Dancin' (3:40)
  3. Where's Lisse? - Red Light (2:53)
  4. The Cure - All Cats Are Grey (5:21)
  5. Spherical Objects - Elliptical Optimism (3:14)
  6. Modern Eon - Mechanic (4:38)
  7. Gothic Hut - There Has to Be an Answer (3:14)
  8. Repetition - Fade Out (4:35)
  9. Električni Orgazam - Leptir (3:55)
10. Blam Blam Blam - Respect (3:38)
11. The Mothmen - Animal Animaux (2:35)
12. Grauzone - Eisbær (4:10)
13. Gods Gift - Jacqueline's Admission (5:41)
14. Orange Juice - Dying Day (3:08)
15. MX-80 Sound - Cover to Cover (2:41)
16. Chandra - Kate (5:46)
17. The Victor Dimisich Band - Native Waiter (3:35)
18. Monitor - In Terrae Interium (3:38)
19. Blue Orchids - Dumb Magician (2:53)
20. The 39 Clocks - A Look Into You (6:57)


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Thursday, 18 August 2016

A Collection of Oddities - Volume 2



Once more, what the title says.... A few odd tunes from the 1950s to the 1980s. Some are peculiar/insane cover versions, some are songs you wouldn't expect from a certain artist, and the rest are just... rather odd!

Just a few words about some of the artists on this mix:
With the onset of psychedelia in the mid 60s, a few well known acts jumped on the bandwagon with usually peculiar results, or in the case of The Four Seasons (mostly known for songs such as Big Girls Don't Cry) releasing an unheralded masterpiece of an album, called "The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette". I thought it fitting to end this volume with one of the finest tracks from that album. The Everly Brothers made a couple of attempts at psychedelia, and the track featured here, if you removed the brass and bongos (insane bongos!) could easily be mistaken for a mid 60s lost classic from The Byrds. Howlin' Wolf was another unlikely artist to take on psychedelia, but you just need to hear the acid drenched revisions of some of his blues classics on the album he recorded in 1969 with Rotary Connection backing him. Also featured is probably one of the earliest "psych" recordings, a track from the Alan Watts album "This is It", from 1962.

Away from the psych phenomenon I've featured a track from the actor Robert Mitchum's calypso album from the late 50s, and keeping with the actors recording albums theme a song from Peter Wyngarde's solo release in 1970, a quite bizarre album where he daren't sing on, so just spoke to us in his most "seductive" voice. I purposely avoided putting on the track "Rape" from this album, which it's probably most infamous for and why a reissue of it was cancelled quite recently.

A peculiarity is the song by Dib Cochran & The Earwigs, who released the one single back in 1970. In reality this was Marc Bolan and Tony Visconti (on lead vocals) in disguise, and the song could easily have been a big hit if released in the mid 70s as disco took off. Now we come to Jon Wayne, and no it isn't the actor. I remember coming across, and buying, this album in the mid 80s, and it remains one of the most hilarious albums I've ever heard. The best way I could describe the sound is "country slop". One reviewer remarked on it as "a hideous, drunken, sloppy mess that grafts the musicality of Merle Haggard etc onto a very loose/chaotic California punk sound. If that sounds like a bad combination...you're right. It is."

I may write some more about the acts featured on this latest volume, but for now I hope you enjoy!

 
   1. Lieutenant Pigeon - Opus 300 (2:08)
   2. The Everly Brothers - Mary Jane (2:57)
   3. Jon Wayne - Texas Jailcell (3:12)
   4. Chubby Checker - Autobahn Baby (1:56)
   5. Peter Wyngarde - The Way I Cry Over You (3:28)
   6. Kevin Ayers and The Whole World - Hat (5:27)
   7. Sroeng Santi - Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng (3:32)
   8. The Kaplan Brothers - Happy (4:31)
   9. Robert Mitchum - Mama Looka Boo Boo (Shut You Mouth-Go Away) (2:53)
  10. Rajput & The Sepoy Mutiny - Up, Up & Away (2:11)
  11. Bruce Haack - Cherubic Hymn (2:16)
  12. Armand Schaubroeck Steals - Ratfucker (3:47)
  13. Dib Cochran & The Earwigs - Oh Baby (2:46)
  14. Mystery Artist - Mystery Track (0:59)
  15. Rita Lee - Frique Comigo (3:23)
  16. Ivor Cutler - Go and Sit Upon the Grass (2:06)
  17. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (3:54)
  18. Stud Cole - The Devil's Comin' (2:18)
  19. R. Stevie Moore - Ditch Me (1:39)
  20. Oho - Pale Hippo (1:48)
  21. Moondog - Wine, Woman and Song (2:22)
  22. Alan Watts - Love You (3:05)

  23. Eden Ahbez - Eden's Cove (2:39)
  24. David Hemmings - Talkin' L.A. (7:16)
  25. The Four Seasons - Genuine Imitation Life (6:16)



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Friday, 22 July 2016

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 22: Changes, Light & Purple



  1. US 69 - I'm on My Way (A Patch of Blue) (6:12)
  2. Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies - The Elephant at the Door (5:11)
  3. Earth Island - This Island Earth (2:28)
  4. Ro-d-Ys - Isn't It a Good Time (2:09)
  5. Simon Dupree and the Big Sound - Castle in the Sky (2:44)
  6. Majic Ship - Night Mare (2:37)
  7. Gale Garnett and The Gentle Reign - Water Your Mind (5:12)
  8. The Lollipop Shoppe - Don't Close the Door on Me (4:23)
  9. Amber - Sea Shell Rock Me (3:09)
10. Os Brazões - Modulo Lunar (4:49)
11. Helpful Soul - Peace for Fools (10:29)
12. Puff - Changes (3:36)
13. Burnin Red Ivanhoe - Purple Hearts (5:44)
14. Impala Syndrome - Let Them Try (3:00)
15. The Superfine Dandelion - Ferris Wheel (2:39)
16. Foxx - Opus Epyllion (The Age of Light) (3:51)
17. Peacepipe - The Day the War Has Ended (10:06)


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Monday, 18 July 2016

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 21: Voices, Reality & Truth



  1. Quatrain - Try to Live Again (2:58)
  2. The Mystery Trend - Johnny Was a Good Boy (2:40)
  3. The Rugbys - Leaves of Grass (2:32)
  4. O.P.M.C. - The Head (4:47)
  5. Lily & Maria - Everybody Knows (4:32)
  6. Dickens - Genese (4:05)
  7. Wichita Fall - Poor Mr. Drake's Afternoon Show (2:16)
  8. Snow - Caterpillar (3:39)
  9. La Barra de Chocolate - Viste? (7:51)
10. Oxfords - Sung at Harvest Time (3:46)
11. Le Orme - Ad Gloriam (5:33)
12. Fresh Air - December (4:53)
13. Crystal Syphon - Marcy, Your Eyes (3:37) 

14. The Liberty Bell - Reality Is the Only Answer (2:09)
15. The Seeds - Bad Part of Town (3:25)
16. The Group Image - Voices Calling Me (3:14)
17. Sagittarius - The Truth Is Not Real (2:45)
18. The Insect Trust - Miss Fun City (5:05)
19. The Peppermint Trolley Company - Fatal Fallacy (7:44)



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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 20: Spinning, Twisted & Cold



Musings from the Outer Mind was always a bit of a peculiarity. Originally meant to be a "bonus" addition to the 7 Oozings volumes, as I figured back then that 7 was the perfect amount for this series, I felt like it was never really part of the series even though it had the same concept. So, after some thought, I decided to elevate it to it's rightful status as a bona fide edition of the Oozings compilations. Artwork has been redone, all tracks retagged, now it can sit proudly as Volume 20!


  1. The Surprise Package - New Way Home (3:51)
  2. The C.A. Quintet - Cold Spider (4:39)
  3. The Gremlins - Kingsforth Hemmingseen (3:06)
  4. Sproton Layer - Sister Regis (1:52)
  5. Wallace Collection - Get Back (4:05)
  6. Things to Come - Darkness (4:04)
  7. Survival - Nothings Monument (3:31)
  8. Michael Yonkers Band - Boy in the Sandbox (3:43)
  9. Bent Wind - Touch of Red (3:11)
10. Jason Crest - Turquoise Tandem Cycle (3:39)
11. Cold Sun - Twisted Flower (3:09)
12. Darius - Sweet Mama (2:32)
13. Please - Strange Ways (3:22)
14. Mystic Siva - Spinning a Spell (3:19)
15. The Five Day Week Straw People - Does It Rain (3:29)
16. Relatively Clean Rivers - Journey Through the Valley of O (4:02)
17. Dantalian's Chariot - World War Three (4:06)
18. Tomorrow - Now Your Time Has Come (4:50)
19. Locomotive - Nobody Asked You to Come (3:13)
20. Hell Preachers Inc. - Spy in Space (4:20)
21. Rodriguez - Only Good for Conversation (2:20)
22. Marmalade - I See the Rain (3:46)


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Monday, 13 June 2016

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 19: Wasting, Sanctuary & Darkness



Over 3 years ago I compiled what I thought would be the final Oozings compilation, but as you can see we now have volume 19! I wasn't even thinking about doing another volume until I started making a completely different compilation, realising a lot of the bands featured hadn't been on previous Oozings comps. So, back from the dead, here's the latest instalment! I hope you enjoy,
Note: Like all previous volumes album of origin has been tagged in comments in the files.


01. The Tiffany Shade - An Older Man (3:01)
02. Stained Glass - Doomsday (3:17)
03. Mr. Flood's Party - Prince of Darkness (3:56)
04. The Litter - Breakfast at Gardenson's (3:02)
05. Thomas Edisun's Electric Light Bulb Band - Red Day (3:34)
06. The Comfortable Chair - I'll See You (2:23)
07. West Coast Natural Gas - Hashish (3:00)
08. The Rippers - The Night at the Lagoone (2:31)
09. The Night Shadows - I Can't Believe (9:36)
10. Cottonwood - 50 Lbs of Smile (2:59)
11. The Tangerine Zoo - Trip to the Zoo (3:45)
12. Dark - Wasting Your Time (4:56)
13. David Hemmings - Good King James (3:53)
14. Blue Phantom - Distillation (3:43)
15. The Novells - Glass House (2:48)
16. Sweetwater - My Crystal Spider (3:52)
17. The Alan Bown - Technicolour Dream (2:51)
18. The Fredric - Red Pier (2:53)
19. Pesky Gee! - Where Is My Mind (2:58)
20. Hardwater - Sanctuary (5:34)
21. The Olivers - The End (5:04)




 




Saturday, 28 May 2016

Noise Annoys - Volume 4



01. Laughing Hyenas - Love's My Only Crime (3:18)
02. Shakuhachi Surprise - Tora! Tora! Tora! Senzuri (2:58)
03. USA Nails - I Cannot Drink Enough (3:41)
04. Bardo Pond - Again (6:31)
05. Helmet - Sinatra (4:24)
06. Ringo Deathstarr - Romantic Comedy (2:29)
07. Uzi - Ha-Ha-Ha (2:46)
08. Starfish - Local 506 (3:45)
09. Flipper - Shed No Tears (4:23)
10. Cows - Walks Alone (2:45)
11. Painkiller - Damage to the Mask (2:39)
12. PRE - Greasers (1:32)
13. Blind Idiot God - Under the Weight (3:54)
14. Bastards - Monticello (4:15)
15. Ruth - Mon Pote (4:54)
16. Violent Onsen Geisha - Hey Bo Didley! (3:45)
17. Happy Flowers - Colors in the Rain (2:58)
18. Helios Creed - Spider (2:55)
19. UXO - User (3:40)
20. Melt-Banana - Third Attack (1:19)
21. Faust - Hit Me (3:40)
22. Destruction Unit - Bumpy Road (6:41)





Friday, 20 May 2016

Folk Extractions Volume 4: These Trails of Sandstone




01. O.W.L. - Dawn of Albion (3:21)
02.
Midwinter - To Find a Reason (3:43)
03. Linda Perhacs - Porcelain Baked Cast Iron Wedding (4:00)
04. Wizz Jones - Raven (3:52)
05. Propinquity - And I a Fairy Tale Lady (3:21)
06. Dino Valente - Everything Is Gonna Be OK (2:47)
07. Hölderlin - Traum (7:24)
08. Tyrannosaurus Rex - Sleepy Maurice (2:50)
09. Buffy Sainte-Marie - God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot (4:51)
10. Subway - Warm You Are (4:59)
11. Simon Finn - Big White Car (5:38)
12. Vashti Bunyan - Rainbow River (3:22)
13. Isolation - Looks Like You're Leavin' (3:48)
14. Mark Fry - The Witch (6:40)
15. Dave Bixby - Morning Sun (3:34)
16. Bröselmaschine - Gedanken (5:04)
17. Shelagh McDonald - Waiting for the Wind to Rise (4:54)
18. Ptarmigan - Go Dancing (5:12)



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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Folk Extractions Volume 3: The Isolation of Midwinter



01. Tangerine - It's Ending (4:23)
02. Daylight - Yes (2:26)
03. Andy Armstrong - Over and Over (3:28)
04. Jackson C. Frank - I Want to Be Alone (Dialogue) (3:17)
05. The Incredible String Band - No Sleep Blues (3:50)
06. Flibbertigibbet - The Black Cap (2:19)
07. Jan Dukes de Grey - High Priced Room (2:38)
08. Blops - Alantico (2:35)
09. Meic Stevens - Yorric (8:44)
10. David Santo - Rising of Scorpio (3:17)
11. Fotheringay - Late November (4:36)
12. Mellow Candle - Buy or Beware (3:03)
13. Bruce Janaway - Odes (A) (5:01)
14. Gimmer Nicholson - Hermetic Waltz (3:39)
15. Bert Jansch - Night Time Blues (7:11)
16. Karma - Tributo ao Sorriso (3:13)
17. Tudor Lodge - Two Steps Back (2:50)
18. The Hubbels - Dream Mover (2:12)
19. Mike Fiems - Seven Years (3:53)
20. Tim Dawe - Didn't We Love (5:06)





Thursday, 14 April 2016

Just One More Time - Volume 1



This is a style of music I never really began to appreciate until about 10 years ago, now I just can't get enough of it! My favourite period is from the late 60s to late 70s, where the sound was often raw and incorporated psychedelia as well as funk into that afrobeat sound. Enjoy!

01. Ngozi Family - I Wanna Know (4:40)
02. The Black Hippies - You Are My Witness (8:40)
03. Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé - Cheka Sana (4:40)
04. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Noude Ma Gnin Tche de Me (5:13)
05. Peter King - Shango (5:37)
06. Mulatu Astatke - Kasalefkut-Hulu (2:25)
07. Musi-O-Tunya - Mpondolo (7:55)
08. Blo - Don't Take Her Away From Me (4:31)
09. Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Dadjes - Dadje Von O Von Non (3:51)
10. Rob - Just One More Time (7:38)
11. Colomach - Enoviyin (5:04)
12. Sir Victor Uwaifo - Agho (3:31)
13. The Psychedelic Aliens - Okponmo Ni Tsitsi Emo Le (2:55)
14. Tirogo - Ajufo (3:50)
15. Witch - Chifundo (5:08)
16. Hallelujah Chicken Run Band - Mwana Wamai Dada Naye (3:26)


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Thursday, 3 March 2016

I Don't Get It: Rarities and B-sides



This mix is more or less as the cover states. There is the odd album track, such as Able Tasmans' "Little Hearts" from the album "A Cuppa Tea and a Lie Down", this track was criminally overlooked on the compilation "Songs from the Departure Lounge". A few of the songs here have only ever been issued on vinyl or as non album track b-sides, such as the Bored Games track and The Bats "Slow Alight", which is a different version to the one on the album "Silverbeet". Oh, and a slight cheat here, all the tracks on this compilation have been released on Flying Nun over the years apart from the live version of The Clean's "Point That Thing Somewhere Else" which was released on the live album "Slush Fund", and released on Arclife Records. More info on origin of all the tracks here are included in the upload. Enjoy!


01. Able Tasmans - Little Hearts (4:03)
02. Snapper - Cause of You (3:43)
03. The Chills - Green Eyed Owl (5:30)
04. Graeme Jefferies - Prisoner of a Single Passion (4:42)
05. Chris Knox - Wanna Die With You (2:47)
06. 3Ds - Baby's on Fire (4:10)
07. Bored Games - I Don't Get It (3:28)
08. Bailter Space - Now I Shall Live (5:34)
09. Peter Jefferies and Jono Lonie - Thief With the Silver (2:05)
10. Pop Art Toasters - I Won't Hurt You (2:41)
11. The Bats - Slow Alight (4:41)
12. Tall Dwarfs - The Ear Friend (7:33)
13. The Terminals - Blistering Heart (1:59)
14. Bilders - Accident (5:08)
15. Alpaca Brothers - Wilderness (3:01)
16. Jay Clarkson - Loose End (5:04)
17. Headless Chickens - Monkey Jar (5:31)
18. Able Tasmans - Nelson the Cat?!! (0:26)
19. The Clean - Point That Thing Somewhere Else (live) (5:33)



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