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Shelley Fabares - "Johnny Angel"


a but (brimstead), Saturday, 7 January 2017 16:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

p much lots of black metal at the moment.

specifically the latest Antaeus and Anaal Nathrakh

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

always loved Johnny Angel.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

the song, not the person

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

Shirelles wiii you love me tomorrow
2cd on a budget label.
Sound's pretty good for most of it.

Playn Jayn 5 Good Evils
Studio lp by first band I followed.

Gun Club Oslo 10/84.
Drums are mixed too high and plod so I'm wondering if this is Desperate not Terry.

John Coltrane Ballads

Chocolate Soup For Diabetics box.
The 5lps of various mostly Brit Freakbeat (compiled before the term was coined I think) from the early 80s put together in a box. Nice.

Pentangle Cruel Sister.
The 1st lp by them to be all trad covers. Really amazing atmosphere.
I should have grabbed Basket Of Light at the same time.

Sunnyboys Our Best Of.
Aussie garage revivalists choose their fav tracks from the catalogue.

Stevolende, Saturday, 7 January 2017 18:12 (ten months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Saturday, 7 January 2017 18:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

Oum Kalthoum - Shams El Aseel/أم كلثوم / شمس الاصيل - قصر النيل

I think I burned out on trying to like 2016 things.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 7 January 2017 19:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

basket of light is fantastic


no lime tangier, Saturday, 7 January 2017 20:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

LP pile: Bourbonese Qualk - 1983-1987, Mozart - Symphonies 38, 39, 40, 41, Death - Symbolic, Graham Lambkin - Community, Palmbonen - II

CD pile: Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones, Bjork - Debut, Arizmenda - Despairs Depths Descended, Blood Incantation - Starspawn

Tape pile: GBV - Bee Thousand, Drunkdriver - My Chinese Sister, Hands To - Ingress, K. Mizutani - Inferior's Betrayal, Souls of Mischief - '93 till Infinty.

Love all this music but not really in the mood for any of it. Mostly jamming Ram Dass on my phone.

Yelploaf, Saturday, 7 January 2017 23:37 (ten months ago) Permalink


holy fuck @ this!

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

^ Sumac's amazing :)

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:20 (ten months ago) Permalink


If this doesn't show up, it's Sun Ra's Singles---The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991. I'm about an hour in, most of Disc I of this three-disc set. Aspiring singers they're backing are uneven, but instrumentals aren't, and the two opening songpoems by Mr. Ra are instant grabbers. More songs than the previous singles collection on the Evidence label.

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

Info, good excerpts here: [Removed Illegal Link]

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

here it is:

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:39 (ten months ago) Permalink


Rough Trade - Avoid Freud

I can't believe I'd never heard of this band until last week! and they wrote "Softcore" by Dusty Springfield which has been one of my favourite songs for years. I guess they were a bigger deal in Canada?

soref, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

is that glam Billy Joel on the cover

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:50 (ten months ago) Permalink


Cornelius - Fantasma

20 years old now - damn!!

This record is still quite futuristic =)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

still get teary-eyed at "Thank You For the Music", which is kinda dumb

but yeah, what a great album. even better that he never really tried to follow it up and just went into another direction entirely, cuz I don't think that can be topped.

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

i am listening to WHITE ZOMBIE

i feel i should do something to sleaze this joint (viz. my home) up some

j., Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Oops, Sun Ra's xpost Singles---The Definitive Singles Collection is two discs, not three, but 63 tracks, a lot more than the one on the Evidence label (this is on Strut), and from the original masters, while at least some of the Evidence collection was from the low-budget 7" vinyls. Sounds great, and while the guest singers (who gradually disappear, as Ra and the Arkestra speak and sing up, occasionally but very assertively), as I mentioned, are uneven, they all shine sometimes. My favorite is Yochanan, AKA The Space Age Vocalist and The Man From The Sun, who belts 50s novelty free r&b numbers "M uck M uck (Matt Matt)" and Skillet Mama" and also delivers the word from further afield.
The rock 'n' roll/r&b appeal of some vocals and more instrumentals also comes across kinda Latinoid, in a range also for the soul jazz club-goers, Chicago electric bluesters---all of it fitting into what some older customers of my Deep South music store in the 90s meant by "blues", sometimes. Also some straight-up swing and some tentacles extended, but soon assimilated, though not forgotten---this is Disc I, on II things def get out, though "The Bridge", which is cosmic and must be walked after "fire is poured on dry leaves" and one way left to go, is immediately followed by "I'm Gonna Unmask Batman" and it keeps zig-zagging like that. And the catchier pop-blues-jazz approaches stuff can pull in darker rays, like on "Nuclear War": "Radiation breeds mutation" (group singers repeat), "And when they push that button, you can kiss yo' ass bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye." ("Bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye.")

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

And most of these are conventional single lengths for the 50s and 60s (one track is from '91): some amazing fades, especially on several of the more outward bound sides---always leave 'em wanting more.

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

I got one mix with some hard rock from around 1996-97 with Monster Magnet 'Dopes to Infinity', Orange Goblin 'Frequencies from Planet Ten', Prong 'Rude Awakening' & 'Cleansing', Tool 'Aneima', Melvins 'Stag', Soundgarden 'Down on the Upside', Alice In Chains 's/t' & Corrosion of Conformity 'Wiseblood'. It is weird to think of all of those records being around 20 years old too.

A second mix I got going is working through all of Iggy Pop's albums mixed with some Bowie and 80s King Crimson.

Third thing I have been checking out is Dylan's albums from the start along with reading Clinton Heylin's biography. I've listened to the 's/t' and 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' a couple times in the past week or so.

earlnash, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

xposts: see this comp for more yochanan (alt takes, etc)


no lime tangier, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

Very bouncy and crazy Egyptian shaabi songs in new sound remake from 1991, Ahmed Adaweia - Adaweia 91.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

the part of the new Zappa Meat Light The Uncle Meat Project Object set that corresponds to the original lp release. So finally hearing this in a remastered version of the way it was originally supposed to be heard.
MIght need a physical copyof this now.

& wishing I hadn't seen the price of the Sun ra singles set as the 7" set which was lying on the counter at Rough Trade East and is like £90 before I'd really taken in what the variations were. MIght have got a copy of the cd version.
Well I do have the Evidence one which I got very cheap some years ago. Think I payed like €11 or something for it.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

jimmy eat world - integrity blues
tink - winter's diary 4
maria mckee - life is sweet
dj sprinkles - midtown 120 blues (the record i listened the most in 2016 and it's still going on)

Nourry, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 02:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

Cause I'm officially in a midlife crisis, I have been listening to quite a bit of old stuff. Nostalgia.

dEUS - Worst Case Scenario
George Michael - Best of (Damn miss him more and more)
But also Frank Ocean

nathom, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol Billy Bragg and that Birthday Party comp were big records for teenage me. im going thru a midlife crisis nostalgia fest too

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:16 (ten months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

The Colourist with Emiliana Torrini (LIVE)

Includes several cuts from 'Fisherman's Woman' radically re-imagined in orchestral versions that do not mirror the acoustic intimacy of the originals. The percussion throughout is exceptional and Torrini's vocals are as gorgeous as usual.

Also includes tracks from "Tookah" and "Me And Armini".

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

A cheap 2cd of jump blues, hillbilly boogie and other pre r'n'r called Jump'n'Jive. Pretty good selection with decent sound.

It has Tiny Bradshaw's original of Train Kept a Rolling on it. In which the woman on the train is a 'hipster' from New York City. I don't think I've been able to make out what that word was on any of the subsequent covers. Think it's sounded like it morphed into 'heifer' elsewhere. Was the word hipster unknown in white Memphis where Johnny Burnette came from?
Thankfully had different connotations than it does now.

Stevolende, Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

The only way my 8-year old son will go to sleep is by listening to the Spotify Top 50 list, so what I've been listening to recently is:
Ed Sheeran, "Shape Of You"
Ed Sheeran, "Castle On the Hill"
The Weeknd, "Starboy"
ZAYN/Taylor Swift, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever"
Clean Bandit, "Rockabye" feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

Of these, I like "Starboy" best. I really don't like Ed Sheeran. I think Sean Paul's guest verse on "Rockabye" is funny.

Apart from that:

Ben Webster, "Picasso"
Charlie Parker w strings
Jorge Ben, A Tabua De Esmeralda
Jeff Parker, Slight Freedom
Mrs Miller singing "Monday Monday"
Cocteau Twins, first album
Bill Evans, How My Heart Sings
Grant Green with Sonny Clark
Fleetwood Mac, "Everywhere"

Johan Lif, Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

(Ehm, I meant Coleman Hawkins, "Picasso", not Ben Webster.)

Johan Lif, Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

ran across the electric jive blog, which is still alive and kicking, and have just been inhaling various stuff from there. particularly good is a 78 by almon memela, "amapoyisa/lashona".

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

lots of The Three Sounds for me recently, the standouts have been vibrations, elegant soul and the blue hour w/ Stanley Turrentine. They are a band that can make the world seem a better place with a jaunty instrumental Lee Hazelwood cover, and Sittin' Duck off Elegant Soul was on repeat a lot yesterday. I just love them.

calzino, Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

Sometimes jazzy, Taiwanese pop, Mavis Fan:


Free EP downloads. Maybe I like it better because it's not in English. I'm okay with that.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Need to want laidback to enjoy, I think.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

Mostly jamming Ram Dass on my phone.

An evening under the breasts of the Divine Mother?

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:42 (ten months ago) Permalink


_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 22:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

Finally some good news from turkey. If you like psychedelic oriental trance stuff with horse winnying that is.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:07 (ten months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

and then i spun tony malaby's "adobe" which is way too polite / indecisive sounding from well before he figured he was best off doing his nervy wayne shorter over itchy & scratchy luttenbachers GIMCP / tim berne post bop figures. so i turned it off.
and now i'm spinning this which is the grandest ceremonial caveman transportation funnel to some kinda arctic circle spirit world

massaman gai, Friday, 27 October 2017 15:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink


eh not that great

los blue jeans, Friday, 27 October 2017 19:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink


sokay i guess

los blue jeans, Friday, 27 October 2017 19:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

actually you know what, that had some decent tracks on it.

los blue jeans, Friday, 27 October 2017 21:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

almost finished with my first listen of Gas - Narkopop. my brother got me the triple LP set for my birthday, really wonderful record

flappy bird, Friday, 27 October 2017 21:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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I hadn't really heard him beyond teh first 3 lps before buying this set which turned up locally. Really enjoying the contents and the sound is pretty great.
One thing it's lacking is liner notes. Packaging is box with shrunken lp sleeve digipacks. Would have liked some background on each lp. So might just need to read his Under The Hoodoo Moon which I've meant to read for years.

Stevolende, Friday, 3 November 2017 09:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is the recently released box set.

I know that the good doctor is credited on the Stones' Exile On Main Street, but I could have sworn I'd read that he was on something by the Beatles. Can't see anything listed before a 1990 Ringo Starr set. So I'm wondering where i got that idea. Did he know them or something?

Stevolende, Friday, 3 November 2017 09:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink


Love how many bad vibes one man, some tracker software and an Amiga could pack into an album

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 5 November 2017 10:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink


plug for my brother's awesome band Cloak their debut album is streaming today

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:07 (one week ago) Permalink


dj food vs horror synth soundtracks.
73 minutes of spooked out tangerine dream styled excellence.
perfect way to scratch that synthwave itch without having to track down the ridic ££ DW vinyl only releases.

mark e, Thursday, 9 November 2017 09:41 (one week ago) Permalink



at least one part of it

you can probably guess which part

frogbs, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:02 (one week ago) Permalink

^ what kind of music is this even

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I have no clue, I can't think of another tune that abruptly shifts genres so fast

the album is called "Bravado" and the reviews I've read makes it seem like it's totally insane, I think I'll be buying this

frogbs, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Trouble Funk singles comp

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:07 (one week ago) Permalink

really need to hear that ian carr lp!


no lime tangier, Thursday, 9 November 2017 22:23 (one week ago) Permalink


pretty amazing lofi mix of stuff.. spacey screwed loops/edits/original tracks

brimstead, Saturday, 11 November 2017 20:16 (one week ago) Permalink


my bloody valentine - eps

brimstead, Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:43 (one week ago) Permalink

https://dataline.bandcamp.com/album/dataline-live-supynes-2017 - Elektron demo guy's live material (techno)
https://glisteningexamples.bandcamp.com/album/concrete-scores-soundtracks-for-makino-takashi - Rutger Zuydervelt makes tonal sound-art collage music.. the second part of this score is p nice
https://glisteningexamples.bandcamp.com/album/time-place - Joda Clément made a wonderful tape called "I hope you like the universe" (Notice Recordings) in 2015. subtle, nuanced, layered compositions--bordering on ambient but w/very ambiguous tonal content.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:04 (one week ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Sunday, 12 November 2017 03:51 (one week ago) Permalink

xp earl i've been on a Hyenas kick lately. crazy band.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 13 November 2017 23:26 (one week ago) Permalink

xp Yeah...I saw Brannon with Easy Action open for Dinosaur Jr. earlier this year and it got me back into listening to the Hyenas/Mule. I saw both of those bands a couple times back in the 90s and dug them but hadn't listened to them for years. Liked the Easy Action cd I found. They got one more that I am going to track down.

T&G or Numero should do a Hyena's box. All their records are long out of print. Got to figure there has to be some well recorded live stuff out there to add with their records.

Some of those old T&G, AmRep and other indie/punk cds of that era/ilk are being sold for a few bucks second hand now. I've been looking at stuff like this and trying to get some Killdozer and Tar that I didn't have and have seen a couple disks being offered at a few bucks (whether people are paying or not, don't know).

earlnash, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 02:23 (six days ago) Permalink

I got a couple of live videos by the Hyenas a while back. But not looked for it for ages. Not sure if it was professionally shot or not. But might b e something that could be included in a biox set.
Were the band named after the look the drummer gave while playing? Used to do a weird thing with his head and neck that seemed really hyenaesque.

Also raw bands with guitarist as sole female are less prevalent than you might hope 40 years after teh Cramps started. Can't think of many beyond those 2.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 08:46 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah, seem to be a number of TV appearances by the band which might make a nice bonus if anybody did consider putting a box set together

Stevolende, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:34 (six days ago) Permalink

dang, Oben Im Eck! ive got to bust that out one day this year when it's particularly cold...

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:33 (six days ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:12 (five days ago) Permalink

woke up & did my spine exercises to AEOC's "full force", span a musica transonic disc that left me largely cold this morning, but this is moving me:

massaman gai, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:03 (five days ago) Permalink

well i span derek bailey's "lace", got bored of the minutemen's "politics of time", still amazed by lithops' "didot", would like to have given beautyon's "no02" more time but duty called.
easing myself off to bed with "fast talks" by the curtains which is swell.

massaman gai, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:54 (five days ago) Permalink

been spinning this all day on & off, so much better than i remember somehow https://img.discogs.com/rgYx04wMcxIiDIQpC3e4F_vLBIQ=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8530739-1463474607-6687.jpeg.jpg

massaman gai, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:59 (four days ago) Permalink

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