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Shelley Fabares - "Johnny Angel"


a but (brimstead), Saturday, 7 January 2017 16:54 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

always loved Johnny Angel.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

the song, not the person

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Saturday, 7 January 2017 18:25 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

basket of light is fantastic


no lime tangier, Saturday, 7 January 2017 20:54 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink


holy fuck @ this!

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:03 (one year ago) Permalink

^ Sumac's amazing :)

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

Info, good excerpts here: [Removed Illegal Link]

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:37 (one year ago) Permalink

here it is:

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:39 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

is that glam Billy Joel on the cover

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:50 (one year ago) Permalink


Cornelius - Fantasma

20 years old now - damn!!

This record is still quite futuristic =)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:37 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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


no lime tangier, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:36 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:18 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Johan Lif, Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:57 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

Need to want laidback to enjoy, I think.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:38 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink


_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 22:02 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:41 (one year ago) Permalink

how have i not known this song? from 1962!! it's amazing.


Karl Malone, Friday, 1 December 2017 19:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

uh, the youtube i just posted has some reaaaaaally weird noises going on during the instrumental break about 2 minutes in. it sounds like someone placed a contact mic deep in the mouth of someone who just chewed a bunch of gum and is struggling to generate saliva, and then inserted that into the recording. sorry about that.

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 December 2017 19:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

My play list tonight is really working for me. I got the law firm of West, Bruce & Laing, Hawkwind, The Gun Club, Saxon, Hellacopters and Hanoi Rocks albums in a play list mixed up. Good mix.

earlnash, Saturday, 2 December 2017 04:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

listening to all the stuff i got at the record show yesterday. i went nuts. fun day.


The United States of America – S/T
Spontaneous music ensemble – birds of a feather
The victims – real wild child
j.j. Jackson’s dilemma
William r. Strickland – is only the name
Bobby Hutcherson – natural illusions
Death sentence – if pain mends my mind
Eater – lock it up/jeepster 12-inch
The masters of deceit – hensley’s electric jazz band & synthetic symphonette
The children – rebirth
Magma – udu wudu
The Carolyn hester coalition – s/t
Richard davis – way out west
Eric Watson with steve lacy – your tonight is my tomorrow
Death sentence – not a pretty sight
Volker kriegel & mild mania orchestra – octember variations
Dick Morrissey & jim mullen – cape wrath
Cymande – second time around
Hamiet bluiett – orchestra, duo & septet
George freeman – franticdiagnosis
Cosmology – s/t
The world – lucky planet
Andwella – world’s end
The ill wind – flashes
Trader horne – morning way
The savage resurrection – s/t
Huey simmons – burning spirits
Haystacks balboa – s/t
Monkey business – nothin’ Sirius
Jericho – s/t
Scott walker – aloner
Distances – iliad
Edwards hand – s/t
Chris darrow – artist proof
Mantronix – in full effect
Moonrakers – s/t
Phluph – s/t
Kraftwerk – radioactivity
The forum – the river is wide
Godz – godz 2 (the nicest original pressing I’ve ever seen)
Bob ostertag – getting a head
The peppers – s/t
Von ryan’s express – s/t
Waterkant hits – v/a
Aorta – aorta 2
Gospel oak – s/t
Paranoia – the many faces of…
Asmus tietchens & terry burrows – watching the burning bride
Twin connexion – s/t

scott seward, Sunday, 3 December 2017 14:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

i sold a ton of stuff too, so, you know, that helped.

scott seward, Sunday, 3 December 2017 14:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

What a great looking haul! Saw Magma recently (without ever having knowingly heard a note of them) - was very much impressed.

(the newly reissued LP, fantastic album!)

willem, Sunday, 3 December 2017 14:52 (ten months ago) Permalink


listening to the reissue. never heard this album before. the guitars sound absolutely wonderful.

brimstead, Sunday, 3 December 2017 21:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

at least one part of it
you can probably guess which part
― frogbs, Thursday, November 9, 2017 9:02 AM (four weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

okay i apparently saw kirin j callahan, he opened for connan mockasin and pretended to have a broken leg the whole show and performed from a chair then some people carried him offstage

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 9 December 2017 02:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

JJ Cale is some groovy stuff. There is definitely a bit of motorik to his sound. I was listening to OKie and 5 quite a bit earlier this year.
One dream record I wish existed was that JJ Cale and John Cale would have made a record about 1978 or so together as the Cale Brothers.

earlnash, Saturday, 9 December 2017 04:49 (ten months ago) Permalink


The CD versions of Meat Puppets albums are totally worth buying because you get the weird demo version of everything. Like the demo version of "Up On The Sun" feels floatier and weirder and drifts on this hazy, effortless narcotized motorik rhythm.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 9 December 2017 21:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

probably about twenty years since i last gave cale any heavy play & had forgotten (or failed to notice) the extent of his drum machine use on those earlier lps. never heard 5 but given the excellence of his seventies stuff guess i should!


no lime tangier, Sunday, 10 December 2017 01:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

yea the more I hear about Kirin J Callinan the stranger he seems. I will confirm that the album is quite good, though it's kind of insane. Comedy album of the year if nothing else.

frogbs, Monday, 11 December 2017 19:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

i love those up on the sun demos

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:38 (ten months ago) Permalink


reissue is sounding sweeeet

no lime tangier, Friday, 15 December 2017 02:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

pretty much just 80s mopey stuff

and ghost

brimstead, Friday, 15 December 2017 03:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

and lofi house

brimstead, Friday, 15 December 2017 03:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

and that hella 90s sounding Person Of Interest ep

brimstead, Friday, 15 December 2017 03:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

I listened to Snuffbox Immanence today :)

currently catching up on EOY stuff, this Death's Dynamic Shroud thing is pretty cool

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 03:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

I envy you! So hard to find Groundhogs vinyl, did just pick up Crosscut Saw recently though.


The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 18 December 2017 04:43 (ten months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Monday, 18 December 2017 20:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

Have you heard Borderlands Trio - Asteroidea? It is different trio featuring Kris Davis and is so good.

calzino, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 21:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

ten cd unofficial compilation of maria callas live recordings

bob lefse (rushomancy), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 01:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

The latest Clientele album. Its lovely

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 04:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

xpxpxp @calzino - not yet! davis is flippin awesome -looking forward to it!

massaman gai, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 08:37 (ten months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:10 (ten months ago) Permalink


were both supposed to be in taht last post but didn't copy right

Stevolende, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/g4RNFaPEKZhdoS8tHAR0Fz-zeVE=/fit-in/180x180/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1223014-1201818459.jpeg.jpgtim berne's "the shell game" halfway between hermeto & meshuggah in 2001

massaman gai, Friday, 22 December 2017 09:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Put Your Love In Me" by Hot Chocolate because it's like symphonic half-speed disco dub and I'm kind of overwhelmed

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 22 December 2017 10:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

Highly recommended: putting it on Youtube and also in your mp3 player on slight delays

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 22 December 2017 10:40 (nine months ago) Permalink


got the boxset of all their albums earlier this year and left it on the shelf.
until now.
some really good stuff.

mark e, Sunday, 24 December 2017 19:16 (nine months ago) Permalink


which i wish I'd been more familiar with yesterday cos i would have bought the cd.

the 2cd version that came out a few years back.

expanded version from I think the Sanctuary version of Trojan

finally got a copy o fthis. I think it was the 2nd thing I heard by them after Strange Celestial Road

a 2cd version that was going for £5 in FOPP>. Been a compilation I've wanted to pick up a versiono f for years. THis one ties in with the Charly reissues of IA.

Stevolende, Sunday, 24 December 2017 21:21 (nine months ago) Permalink


This 6CD box was originally put out by Mosaic in 2006; it seems like Verve made it available digitally in 2011. I'm shuffling through it on Spotify.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 24 December 2017 22:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

Etta James' 1973 s/t album is fantastic, but I'm captivated by her cover of Randy Newman's "God's Song".


Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:18 (nine months ago) Permalink


The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 25 December 2017 05:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

loussier evidently taking some lessons from pierre henry's work circa psyché rock

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 03:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

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