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Shelley Fabares - "Johnny Angel"


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

always loved Johnny Angel.

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

the song, not the person

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


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

basket of light is fantastic


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


holy fuck @ this!

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

^ Sumac's amazing :)

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

Info, good excerpts here: [Removed Illegal Link]

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

here it is:

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

is that glam Billy Joel on the cover

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

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


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


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

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

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

Need to want laidback to enjoy, I think.

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


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


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

realised earlier that 3cds that I got this week all had sleeves with very close colours on them. & they're all really great



Stevolende, Sunday, 21 May 2017 21:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Patrick Cowley - Kickin' In 12" & Candida Cosmica (w/Candida Royalle)

Guess it's a Dark Entries kinda night.

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 28 May 2017 10:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Henry Cow Mestre 3/6/77

Stevolende, Sunday, 28 May 2017 13:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

my friend jon made music for furniture sale commercials for a few years, he finally collected and uploaded the greatest hits today: https://repelican.bandcamp.com/album/actual-music-for-furniture-sale-ads

flappy bird, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 02:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the words "ambient dub" or, even worse, "illbient" send me running for the hills. this, however, is the most excellent type of crosseyed martian brain-drool:https://img.discogs.com/Z5uOp71CMfOIp88e_qQ6-Z958qk=/fit-in/500x500/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-658732-1146425967.jpeg.jpg

massaman gai, Thursday, 1 June 2017 07:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

don't think i've ever heard that neilson/youngs album (given the cover it has to have been a c psi p release)

no lime tangier, Friday, 2 June 2017 05:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah the nielson youngs is swell, but more of the same if you've got either VHF disc, y'know xylophone merzbow with incredible string band roundelay, but it has a sustained lift-off throughout which overrides even the perhaps ineffectual clarinet tootling. up up & away! something

massaman gai, Friday, 2 June 2017 12:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

scratchy old nobukazu takemura 12"s & 7"s now

massaman gai, Friday, 2 June 2017 12:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Pharaoh Sanders 1968-07-20 - Antibes one long track which I think is a medley

Stevolende, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 11:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

space opera safe at home

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:13 (one week ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Thursday, 15 June 2017 02:03 (one week ago) Permalink

carsten nicaolai & ryoji ikeda really kickin out the jams here buzz click squeal blip hum whoomp woooooooooom click blippity tiktiktiktik xq xq xq zpzpzp ~~~~ # ~~~~ **** etc makes we want to wiggle my butt

massaman gai, Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:29 (one week ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/JJYKdZ532x5OXdt3SpClyEBUneA=/fit-in/600x595/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2891611-1308933990.jpeg.jpg a masterclass in in old fashioned flute & shortwave type lowercase whooooooooooooooooomb & concrete bobbins. gotta go buy some purple hotpants from aldi now

massaman gai, Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:29 (one week ago) Permalink

That Erkin Koray and the earlier Sandy Bull are two all time favorites. I deeply regret not buying the original copy I saw of E Pluribus Unum recently but it was like... just beat enough to worry me.


the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 16 June 2017 09:42 (one week ago) Permalink


though not sure why they only picked one track from From Her To Eternity. I thought they were still doing St Huck live though couold be several years since they did. Were certainly doing it this decade. & i like that lp anyway. so would have used more. But maybe it works in a time constrained overview.

heavy German stuff, especially like No Freak Out.

great compi cd of traditional etc songs taht the Bad Seeds have covered. Apparently the 2nd time Mojo have done something like this devoted to Cave covers, there was one in 2009 too.

Stevolende, Friday, 16 June 2017 10:09 (one week ago) Permalink

great cover

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 16 June 2017 12:06 (one week ago) Permalink

New Uncut has just hit the stands so if you're after a copy of that Murder Ballads the Nick Cave cover Mojo is probably on its last few days if not already being removed.

Stevolende, Friday, 16 June 2017 12:17 (one week ago) Permalink

I deeply regret not buying the original copy I saw of E Pluribus Unum recently but it was like... just beat enough to worry me

i love it but unfortunately the second side on mine is totally trashed! found a french pressing (at the late lamented records records) but have never seen another copy for sale here which is surprising since i'm pretty sure it got a local release as well.

listened to some xhol caravan & wolfgang dauner, now: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Neu75_albumcover.jpg

no lime tangier, Friday, 16 June 2017 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Deux Filles - Silence & Wisdom

+ +, Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00 (one week ago) Permalink

gah, sorry. Dorris Henderson and John Renbourn, Watch the Stars.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 01:16 (four days ago) Permalink


Makoto Matsushita "First Light" (1981)


Toshiki Kadomatsu "After 5 Clash" (1984)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 22:59 (four days ago) Permalink

Iggy Pop - Live at Bookies, Detroit 1980

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 23 June 2017 08:46 (yesterday) Permalink

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