Monday, August 30, 2010

Element Of Crime - '''The Things You Do For Love,,,

Ink-stamped with label in custom stickered heavy duty card sleeve. This handmade 7" is 9 minutes of amazing lo-fi jangly throbbing garage rawk from some of England's riot bois and grrls. According to a Huggy Bear fansite: Chris from Huggy Bear sang, Jo and Dale from blood Sausage traded bass duties, Andy from Linus played guitar, Daryl from Sister George played the drums, and Layla from Skinned Teen did some backup vocals. Supposed to be first in a series of Huggy Bear offshoot 7" singles. No others came out afterward.

"Chris wrote the lyrics crouched down in the tube station waiting for Bratmobile to come. The studio was Toe Rag, which is the same place a lot of Billy Childish/Holly Go Lightly stuff was recorded, really rad old equipment and atmosphere too. It was a drunken party style recording, songs all written on the spur of the moment." - Layla (Skinned Teen)

1 - Hero Erin
2 - ((Jaws All ism))
3 - Delinqunt Squint
4 - Verte Break

etching: collaboration . . frequencies. simon - the exchange. subliminal . . mod tendancies


Public Image Ltd. - This Is Not A PiL Album

Here is a collection from an Australian boot that came out in 1984. Catalog # Porpak SEX 3525.
1 - Blue Water
2 - Where Are You?
3 - Mad Max
Tracks 1-3 were recorded at Pasadena Convention Center, USA, November 8th, 1982. Mad Max is an early version of Bad Life.
4 - Profile
Recorded at the Olympic Auditorium in L.A., May 4th, 1980. It's an early version of Home Is Where The Heart Is.
5 - Poptones
6 - Careering
Old Grey Whistle Test on February 12th, 1980. The OGWT recordings from this record were pretty shotty so I replaced them with better quality files of the same performance.
7 - Belsen Was A Gas
The Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London, 1978.
8 - Problems
From somewhere in Paris in '79.
9 - Another
Originally a B-side to the Memories single. This track was from the Sci-Fi Festival, Queen's Hall, Leeds, September 8th 1979.
10 - Pied Piper
London, '80. Pied Piper was originally on the comp. titled Machines.
I amplified most of these tracks on Audacity way beyond the recommended clipping levels because they were too muffled and quiet.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Swans - Live In Bochum, Zeche 9/29/87

Here is a clean bootleg from the Children Of God era. The last song is from the Cop LP. Praise god.

1 - You're Not Real Girl
2 - Our Love Lies
3 - New Mind
4 - Blind Love
5 - Blackmail
6 - Sex, God, Sex
7 - Intermezzo
8 - Wandering Star
9 - Your Property


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Antony and the Johnsons - France Inter - C'est Lenoir - White Session

This is from a French radio session. It begins with a cover of Nico's Afraid and follows with an assortment from the first two albums.

1. Afraid (Nico)

2. I Fell In Love With a Dead Boy

3 - Bird Gerhl

4 - The Lake

5 - For Today I Am a Boy

6 - My Lady Story

7 - Cripple and the Starfish

8 - Crackagen

9- You Are My Sister


Sunday, April 11, 2010

B.E.F. Music for listening to:

A brief lesson in the history of Sheffield, England.

In 1980 Martin Ware and Ian Craig Marsh left Human League and formed B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation). Sony just released the walkman and they decided to release this on cassette as Music for Stowaways. I'm sure this would sound good on headphones. The vinyl version which I ripped had the extra track A Baby Called Billy. Some of the songs are recognizable as early instrumental Heaven 17 songs. Soon after they got Glenn Gregory on vocals and changed their name to Heaven 17.

penthouse side:
1-Groove Thang
2-Optimum Chant
3-Uptown Apocalypse

pavement side:
4-A Baby Called Billy
5-Rise of the East
6-Music to Kill your Parents by

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

P.i.L. -Albatross/Death Disco Remix EP

I'm not too sure of the origins of this but it is a reissue 12" with long remixes from Metal Box. It's a nice heavy slab of gray marble wax. Albatross is over 10 minutes of jangly dubby madness & Death Disco is nearly 10 minutes long. 'Words cannot express' 'Words are useless' (1979?)

-Albatross ('Melodrama' Mix)
-Death Disco (Swan Lake) (Unedited Monitor Mix)

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Trashmen - Henrietta b/w Rumble

The Trashmen are most known for their version of the 'Surfin' Bird'. This is a 45 reissue I have from 'Sundazed Music Inc.' on beautiful blue vinyl. Recorded live at Proaches Popular Ballroom on August 22, 1965. The B-side is a nice cover of Link Wray's fuzzy 'Rumble'.

Flipper - Love Canal/Ha Ha Ha 7"

The first 7" from Flipper on Subterranean Records in 1980. 
Side A:
Love Canal
Side B:
Ha Ha Ha

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Slant 6 split w/ The Make UP

Stop 7"

Side One

1. I Love You A Lot
2. Rebel Rebel, Bat Cat

This split w/ The Make-Up came out in 1995 from the label Time Bomb. The song 'Rebel Rebel Bat Cat' is a very sweet rendition of Bowie's Rebel Rebel with altered lyrics about a feline. Coincidentally my oldest cat is named Bat and I consider this our love song. I'm assuming the Make-Up songs are still available on the CD version of the 'I Want Some' LP so I won't post 'We're Having A Baby' & 'Young Vulgarians'.

This post is for Danny.