It’s All Rock & Roll to Me – Part 2

rock n roll

 

I mentioned yesterday that I have days at work when I barely do more than turn on my computer, but then there are those days when I’m in front of it for 8 to 10 hours. BMFBV1D1 & BMFBV1D2 are my soundtracks for days like that.

There is a little of something here for just about every musical taste so Enjoy! 

 


 

BiteMeFanBoy-Vol 1 Disc 2

Playlist length: 9 hours 54 minutes 55 seconds

          1. The Chameleons – Silence, Sea And Sky (1:59)
          2. The Chameleons – Looking Inwardly (4:29)
          3. The Chameleons – The Fan, The Bellows (3:32)
          4. Paper Fleet – Be Your Man (2:26)
          5. Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls – Bradman (7:26)
          6. Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls – To Her Door (3:18)
          7. Placebo – Special Needs (5:16)
          8. +/- – Trapped Under Ice Floes (3:27)
          9. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Mona (7:01)
          10. Razorlight – Stumble and Fall (3:05)
          11. Red Elvises – Red Lips Red Eyes Red Stockings (2:47)
          12. Red House Painters – All Mixed Up (5:50)
          13. Ride – Vapour Trail (4:17)
          14. Rilo Kiley – Portions For Foxes (4:45)
          15. Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard – Pop Zeus (2:28)
          16. Ryan Adams – Luminol (Rock N Roll) (3:24)
          17. Ryan Adams – Somehow, Someday (4:24)
          18. Sarge – Stall (3:45)
          19. Say Hi To Your Mom – Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks (4:07)
          20. Sigur Rós – Fyrsta y Samskeyti (directo) (14:24)
          21. Sigur Ros – Star Lfur (6:47)
          22. Sigur Rós – Untitled #8 (aka popplagid-the pop song) (11:42)
          23. Singapore Sling – Guiding Light (6:14)
          24. Scissorfight – New Hampshire Ist In Ordnung, Wenn Du Gerne Kampfst (3:00)
          25. Smog – Dress Sexy At My Furneral (5:30)
          26. Smoking Popes – Need You Around (3:42)
          27. Social Distortion (Live at the Roxy) – Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash cover) (6:51)
          28. Soledad Brothers – Goin’ Back To Memphis (4:21)
          29. Starflyer 59 – The Lights On (3:07)
          30. Starflyer59 – Underneath (4:35)
          31. Stars Of The Lid – Archsong (18:00)
          32. Stars – Ageless Beauty (4:05)
          33. Stars – Your Ex-lover Is Dead (4:16)
          34. Stellastarr* – Untitled (5:08)
          35. Stereophonics – Dakota (4:57)
          36. Stereolab – Lo Boob Oscillator (6:36)
          37. Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Feel The Illinoise! (6:45)
          38. The Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies) (5:10)
          39. The Bats – Half Way to Nowhere (5:17)
          40. The Bigger Lovers – I Resign (3:16)
          41. The Boo Radleys – It’s Lulu (3:04)
          42. The Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (13:13)
          43. Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Work Song (7:53)
          44. The Chills – Familiarity Breeds Contempt (3:21)
          45. The Chills – Look For The Good In Others And They’ll See The Good In You (3:29)
          46. The Chills – Submarine Bells (3:41)
          47. The Clarks – I’m A Fool (3:54)
          48. The Clarks – Snowman (4:18)
          49. The Clean – Stars (5:20)
          50. The Clumsy Lovers – Single Girl (4:44)
          51. The Code Talkers – Flying Saucer Lights (6:02)
          52. The Consultants – Hollow-Bodied Evening (3:10)
          53. The Cure – Just Like Heaven (3:33)
          54. The Dambuilders – Candy Guts (3:23)
          55. The Dentists – An Agony In Twelve Fits (3:47)
          56. The Dentists – Faces on Stone (2:44)
          57. The Dream Syndicate – Halloween (6:12)
          58. The Field Mice – Emma’s House (3:36)
          59. The Field Mice – Sensitive (5:04)
          60. The Field Mice – When Morning Comes to Town (5:13)
          61. The Fine Print – Packed to Sell (6:53)
          62. The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?? (3:32)
          63. The Frames – Fitzcarraldo (8:13)
          64. The Frames – Happy (4:56)
          65. The French Kicks – One More Time (3:20)
          66. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love (3:02)
          67. The Get Up Kids – Forgive and Forget (3:26)
          68. The Go-Betweens – Quiet Heart (5:20)
          69. The Gris Gris – Everytime (3:49)
          70. The High Dials – Soul In Lust (4:18)
          71. The Housemartins – Happy Hour (2:21)
          72. The Ivory Coast – Swope (3:34)
          73. The Jam – Going Underground (2:56)
          74. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy – Girl-Go (5:54)
          75. The Jazz Butcher – she’s on drugs (3:49)
          76. Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died (4:59)
          77. The Juliana Theory – To the Tune of 5000 Screaming Children (3:48)
          78. The Juliana Theory – Duane Joseph (4:09)
          79. Legendary Pink Dots – As Long As Its Purple and Green (6:04)
          80. The Meat Purveyors – Tallboy (2:56)
          81. The Mendoza Line – Sasha Goes Too Far/It Could Be the Nights (4:50)
          82. The Motet – Power (11:23)
          83. The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women (original) (4:38)
          84. The National – Abel (3:37)
          85. The New Year – Gasoline (3:33)
          86. The Oranges Band – All The Ghosts in Your House (1:18)
          87. The Pernice Brothers – Flaming Wreck (5:34)
          88. The Reverse – Blood on the Tape Machine (3:45)
          89. The Sound – Winning (4:18)
          90. The Stills – Yesterday Never Tomorrow (5:20)
          91. The Sun – Must Be You (3:15)
          92. The Undertones – You’ve Got My Number (2:37)
          93. The Walkmen – Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone (4:07)
          94. The Walkmen – The Rat (4:27)
          95. The Weakerthans – Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call (2:44)
          96. The Wedding Present – Anyone Can Make A Mistake (3:19)
          97. The Wedding Present – Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? (2:34)
          98. The Wedding Present – Pourquoi Es Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable? (2:34)
          99. The Wedding Present – Shatner (2:06)
          100. The Wildweeds – No Good To Cry (2:39)
          101. The Wildweeds – Never Mind (2:05)
          102. The Wipers – Youth Of America (10:21)
          103. The Woodentops – Get It On (3:19)
          104. This Mortal Coil – I Come And Stand At Every Door (3:53)
          105. Tram – Now We Can Get On With Our Lives (4:33)
          106. Trans Am – I Want It All (3:56)
          107. Trembling Blue Stars – Sleep (4:23)
          108. Tristeza – Opiate Slopes (5:37)
          109. TullyCraft – Cowgirls On Parade (3:12)
          110. The Twilight Singers – Too Tough To Die (4:02)
          111. Velvet Crush – Atmosphere (3:53)
          112. Velvet Crush – Superstar (3:46)
          113. Velvet Crush – Time Wraps Around You (4:13)
          114. Velvet Underground – The Gift (8:18)
          115. Versus – Crazy – Maker (I’m Still In Lo (6:25)
          116. Versus – Shangri La (3:39)
          117. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Christmas in Nevada (3:43)
          118. William Shatner – Common People (4:33)
          119. Windy & Carl – Antartica (22:06)
          120. XTC – Making Plans For Nigel (4:16)
          121. Yo La Tengo – Today Is The Day (4:28)
          122. Zykos – Understanding Fire (6:07)
          123. Die Toten Hosen – Goodbye From Janet & John (1:00)

 

BMFBV1D2 – Part 1      BMFBV1D2 – Part 2

BMFBV1D2 – Part 3      BMFBV1D2 – Part 4

BMFBV1D2 – Part 5      BMFBV1D2 – Part 6

BMFBV1D2 – Part 7

 

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Orphans

I was in the process of packing up some books in my daughter’s old room when I came across a stack of loose CDs on a bookcase. The only way I could identify the majority of them was to go online. Interestingly she left behind several CDs that were part of 2 CD sets. Now who does that? So if you’re missing Disc 2 from Pavement’s Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe or Wowee Zowee (Sordid Sentinels Edition) I have you covered.

I’ll admit that the majority of the music posted here isn’t my cup of team but besides expanding my musical horizons it allowed me the opportunity to test both CUERipper and Asunder.

This should keep you busy for awhile.


 

Helium – Superball+ (1995)

Playing Time: 17:50

 

superball+

 

1. Superball (2:35)
2. What Institution Are You From? (4:10)
3. Lucky Charm (2:46)
4. #12 L’Enfant (5:49)
5. I Am A Witch (2:30)


 

Atari Teenage Riot – Burn, Berlin, Burn! (1997)

Playing Time: 50:19

 

atari teenage riot - burn, berlin, burn

 

1. Start The Riot 3:38
2. Fuck All! 3:08
3. Sick To Death 3:40
4. P.R.E.S.S. 4:19
5. Deutschland (Has Gotta Die!) 3:02
6. Destroy 2000 Years Of Culture 3:51
7. Not Your Business 2:32
8. Heatwave 2:43
9. Atari Teenage Riot 3:35
10. Delete Yourself 4:30
11. Into The Death 3:26
12. Death Star 5:23
13. Speed 2:48
14. The Future Of War 3:44


 

Gus Gus – Polydistortion (1997)

Playing Time: 65:09

 

gus gus - polydistortion

 

1. Oh (Edit) (1:16)
2. Gun (6:08)
3. Believe (7:18)
4. Polyesterday (6:37)
5. Barry (5:57)
6. Cold Breath ’79 (7:50)
7. Why (4:03)
8. Remembrance (8:06)
9. Is Jesus Your Pal? (3:33)
10. Purple (9:20)
11. Polybackwards (5:01)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Various ‎– Holistic Reflections (1998)

Playing Time: 1:09:55

 

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1. Fretless AZM – Facial Expressions (8:29) 
2. The Exploding Thumbs – Hairy Mouth (3:46)  
3. Delta T – The Anomaly (6:07)  
4. Hubble – Haiti (4:55)   
5. Universal Being – Size of an Elephant (6:38)  
6. Pnu Riff – Tauro (5:54)  
7. Fretless AZM – Gambit (10:32)  
8.  Universal Being – Salt Plane (8:05)  
9. Balance- Smile (11:07)   
10. The Exploding Thumbs – Things are Tame (4:22)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Alien – The Pleasure Of Leisure (1998)

Playing Time: 68:22

 

alien - the pleasure of leisure

 

1. Everything I Never Said (6:26)
2. Frankie The Prankster (6:14)
3. Blind Summit (4:25)
4. Time Timed (7:30)
5. Slowfader (5:35)
6. Honeycreeper (4:40)
7. The Pleasure Of Leisure (6:44)
8. The Return Of Rat Phink (6:31)
9. Progress Is Progress (4:35)
10. A Mans Eye (9:26)
11. A Killer In The Family (6:16)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Handsome Boy Modeling School – So…How’s Your Girl? (1999)

Playing Time: 60:31

 

handsome boy modeling school - so hows your girl

 

1. Rock n’ Roll (Could Never Hip-Hop Like This) 4:21
2. Magnetizing f/ Del The Funkee Homosapien 6:10
3. Metaphysical f/ Miro Hatori & Mike D 3:25
4. Look At This Face (Oh My God They’re Gorgeous) 1:59
5. Waterworld f/ Encore 5:22
6. Once Again (Here To Kick One For You) f/ Grand Puba & Sadat X 4:01
7. The Truth f/ Roison & J-Live 5:37
8. Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II) f/ Dj Shadow & Dj Quest 4:01
9. Calling The Biz 0:49
10. The Projects (PJays) f/ Dave The Dove & Del The Funkee Homosapien 4:29
11. Sunshine f/ Sean Lennon, Money Mark, Father Guido Sarducci, Josh Hayden & Paul Frazer 4:09
12. Modeling Sucks 1:02
13. Torch Song Trilogy f/ Sensational 3:54
14. The Runaway Song f/ Kid Koala 4:48
15. Megaton B-Boy 2000 f/ Alec Empire & El-p 4:57
16. Father Speaks 1:27

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Various – House Proud. Vol. 1 (1999)

 

house proud

 

Disc 1

Playing Time: 76:52

1. Danny Rampling – Community Of The Spirit [Vocal Mix] (8:05)
2. Kings Of Tomorrow – My Love Is Real (7:22)
3. Lenny Fontana Presents The Exclusive Club – Thinkin’ About Your Love [Classic Club Mix] (6:25)
4. Bypass – Spill The Beans (7:41)
5. Bernard Badie Feat. Dajae – We Git Down (4:24)
6. Alton Miller – Sweet In The Morning (6:53)
7. Kevin Yost – If She Only Knew [Original Mix] (6:57)
8. USG Presents African Blues – Coconut Jam [Main Coco Mix] (9:20)
9. Larry Heard – And So I Dance [Anthony Nicholson’s ‘And So I Rhumba’ Mix] (10:05)
10. Visuel Tools Feat. Curtis Harman – Keep Reachin’ [Keep On Vocal] (9:40)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Disc 2

Playing Time  57:28

1. – Lenny Fontana Presents The Exclusive Club – Thinkin’ About Your Love (Deep Dub Mix) (5:55) 
2. – Kevin Yost – If She Only Knew (Todd Edwards’ ‘Only She’ Mix) (3:09) 
3. – Kings Of Tomorrow – Let It Go (Remix) (4:58) 
4. – Alton Miller – Vibrations (6:38) 
5. – Bypass – Avoid (3:44) 
6. – Danny Rampling – Community Of The Spirit (Constipated Monkeys Mix) (5:35) 
7. – DJB Productions Presents Richard Rogers – Can’t Nobody (Bass Dub) (5:14) 
8. – Larry Heard – Give Me Heaven (Chris Gray’s Deep 4 Life Mix) (5:16) 
9. – USG Presents African Blues – Coconut Jam (Coco Drop Mix) (7:42) 
10 – Visual Tools Feat. Curtis Harman – Keep Reachin’ (Paradise Guitar Mix) (9:18)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

MixmagStick This Up Yer Napster (Nov 2000)

Playing Time: 73:51

 

stick this up yer napster

 

1. Rich T – The Joker (3:20)
2. Johnny Pneumonic – Inertia (7:52)
3. Keenan and Lector – Sandstorm (5:05)
4. Concept – La Isla (5:54)
5. Rogue Telepaths / Space Monkey – Asteroid Belt Remix (6:11)
6. Retro Sync (Kraymon) – (Sugar 6:42)
7. Count to Four – Everybody’s Fine Tonight (3:23)
8. Blown Vinyl – Pasttimes (4:50)
9. Evolved Monkeys – Let Me Sing This Tune (3:35)
10. Supercell – Agents of Spectacle (3:10)
11. Paradise Decay – All Over Me (3:10)
12. Elle J – One and One and One (3:59)
13. Baron Simms – Swerve (7:18)
14. Yorkie 2K – Silent Voices (5:19)
15. Cubud – Fashion (4:03)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Various Hed Kandi – Deeper  (2001)

Playing Time: 76:16

 

deeper

 

CD1
 
1. The Rurals – So Alive (7:38)
2. Star – Reality (Ra-Souls Vocal Mix) (7:04)
3. Lisa Shaw – Always (Original 12* Mix) (7:04)
4. Andy Caldwell feat.Gina René – Quiet Nights (Original Mix) (7:44)
5. Silent Poets – Save the Day (Restless Soul Peaktime Mix) (6:59)
6. Aquanote – Only (Original 12* Mix) (6:49)
7. MJ Cole – Sincere (Naked Music Mig’s Petalpusher Vocal Remix) (6:49)
8. Limos – The Night (Goes On) (Down to Dusk Remix) (8:09)
9. A:xus: – When I Fall Remix Project When I Fall in Love (8:17)
10. New Phunk Theory feat. Kerry Green – Always (One in Four Mix) (7:11)
11. Laid feat. Emma ( Love Affair) (2:32)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Various – Trance Nation America Two (2001)

Total time: 72:33
 

trance nation america two

 

(CD 1)
 
1. ATB – Let U Go (Clubb Mix) (7:53)
2. Push – Strange World (2000 Remake) (4:57)
3. Delerium – Innocente (MR SAMS’s the Space Between Us Mix) (5:34)
4. Taucher – Pictures of a Gallery (Kay Cee Remix) (3:40)
5. Coast 2 Coast – Home (6:03)
6. Smike van Art & A.J. Sonic – Medusa (Fridge Remix) (5:02)
7. Safri Duo – Played Alive (The Bongo Song) (Original Club Version) (4:50)
8. Ian Van Dahl feat. Marsha – Castles in the Sky (Extended Mix) (5:27)
9. Barthezz – On the Move (DuMonde Mix) (4:46)
10. Nino Lopez Project – Experience (ATB Remix) (6:25)
11. Mauro Picotto – Like This Like That (Album Mix) (2:21)
12. Plummet – Damaged (3:44)
13. M.O.R.P.H. – Maximum Overdrive (Extended Remix) (5:44)
14. Santa Cruz – Imagine (DJ Jan & Christopher Chantiz Remix) 6:07

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Various – Source Nouveau – 2001 Source Label Sampler

Playing Time: 34:39

 

source nouveau

 

1. Air – Radio #1 (Senor Coconut Remix) (3:37)
2. Turin Brakes – Underdog (Save Me) (3:34)
3. Kings of Convenience – Toxic Girl (Monte Carlo 1963 Version) (3:09)
4. Simian – The Wisp (3:43)
5. Mark B & Blade – The Unknown (3:23)
6. Phoenix – If Ever I Feel Better (4:26)
7. Playgroup – Make It Happen (7″ Version) (3:57)
8. Sébastien Tellier – Universe (5:05)
9. Gemma Hayes – Everything Sun (3:45)


 

Moodymann – Forevernevermore (2000)

Playing Time: 71:40

 

moodymann - forevernevermore

 

1. Meanwhile Back At Home (4:04)
2. Wednesday Night People (2:51)
3. The Set Up (4:13)
4. (untitled) (3:59)
5. Don’t You Wan’t My Love (4:24)
6. Your Sweet Lovin (4:20)
7. The Thief That Stole My Sad Days (8:06)
8. Tribute (6:01)
9. Forevernevermore (14:07)
10. (silence) (0:18)
11. (silence) (2:11)
12. various mixed KDJ-rarities (17:06)


 

Basement Jaxx – Rooty (2001)

Playing Time: 42:44

 

basement jaxx - rooty

 

1. Romeo (3:36)
2. Breakaway (3:22)
3. SFM (2:39)
4. Kissalude (0:20)
5. Jus 1 Kiss (4:24)
6. Broken Dreams (3:07)
7. I Want U (3:26)
8. Get Me Off (4:49)
9. Where’s Your Head At (4:43)
10. Freakalude (0:29)
11. Crazy Girl (3:20)
12. Do Your Thing (4:41)
13. All I Know (3:48)


 

Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American (2001)

Playing Time: 46:38

 

jimmy eat world - bleed american

 

1. Bleed American (3:01)
2. A Praise Chorus (4:03)
3. The Middle (2:45)
4. Your House (4:46)
5. Sweetness (3:40)
6. Hear You Me (4:44)
7. If You Don’t, Don’t (4:33)
8. Get It Faster (4:21)
9. Cautioners (5:21)
10. The Authority Song (3:37)
11. My Sundown (5:47)


 

Rainer Maria – A Better Version of Me (2000)

Total time: 41:45

 

rainer maria - a better version of me

 

1. Artificial Light (3:40)
2. Thought I Was (3:16)
3. Ceremony (4:20)
4. The Seven Sisters (6:11)
5. Save My Skin (5:12)
6. The Contents Of Lincoln’s Pockets (4:19)
7. Atropine (6:34)
8. Spit and Fire (4:280
9. Hell and High Water (3:45)


 

Various – 2 Steps Ahead Vol 2 (2000)

Playing Time: 80:51

 

2 steps ahead volume 2

 

Disc 2 

1. De Ryus – Grass Ain´t Greener (5:53)
2. About 2 – Let The Beat Hit Em (4:33)
3. Spreadlove Featuring Lifford David – Do You Want Some More (3:51)
4. Dubaholics Featuring Kevin Irwin – Do Me Baby (4:34)
5. Ray Hurley Featuring High On Hopes – Alive (3:51)
6. A.K.A – Warning ( Sunship Remix) (4:34)
7. Raissa – Walk Right Through (Dreemhouse Mix) (3:22)
8. Francis James & DJ Face Featuring Fahan – Girls Play Too! (Garage Mix) (4:55)
9. Ed Case – Something In Your Eyes (K Warren Mix) (3:35)
10. Ray Hurley Featuring Maryam – Right The Storm (5:50)
11. Teebone – Worries 2000 (3:35)
12. United Grooves Collective Featuring Jose Tee – Ain´t Nobody (4:30)
13. Shanks & Bigfoot – Sing-A-Long (Wideboys Vocal Remix) (3:06)
14. Francis James Featuring Fahan – Juicy Fruit” (Orginal Vox Mix) (3:43)
15. Amar – Sometimes It Snows In April (Dreem House Dub) (3:14)
16. K-Warren Featuring Lee-O – Coming Home (2:45)
17. Kele Le Roc – My Love (I0″ Below Vocal Mix) (4:17)
18. Eagle-Eye Cherry Featuring Neneh Cherry – Long Way Around (Teebone Vocal Club Mix) (3:20)
19. Artful Dodger – Rewind (The Wideboys Remix) (4:24)
20. N´n´g Featuring Rose Windross And MC Creed – Liferide (Bump & Flex Mix) (2:59)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Garbage – Beautiful Garbage (2001)

Playing Time: 52:54

 

beautifulgarbage

 

1. Shut Your Mouth (3:25)
2. Androgyny (3:09)
3. Can’t I Cry These Tears (4:16)
4. Till The Day I Die (3:28)
5. Cup Of Coffee (4:31)
6. Silence Is Golden (3:49)
7. Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go) (3:12)
8. Breaking Up The Girl (3:33)
9. Drive You Home (3:58)
10. Parade (4:06)
11. Nobody Loves You (5:07)
12. Untouchable (4:03)
13. So Like A Rose (6:17)


 

Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe (2002)

Playing Time: 69:26

 

 slanted and enchanted luxe & reduxe

 

  Disc 2
 
1. Texas Never Whispers (3:08)
2. Frontwards (3:16)
3. Lions (Linden) (1:49)
4. Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse) (3:15)
5. Sue Me Jack (3:01)
6. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper) (3:01)
7. Greenlander (3:11)
8. Rain Ammunition (Peel) (3:24)
9. Drunks With Guns (Peel) (1:42)
10. Ed Ames (Peel) (3:21)
11. The List Of Dorms (Peel) (2:25)
12. Conduit For Sale (Live) (3:10)
13. Fame Throwa (Live) (2:32)
14. Home (Live) (3:14)
15. Perfume-V (Live) (2:14)
16. Summer Babe (Live) (3:21)
17. Frontwards (Live) (3:18)
18. Angel Carver Blues – Mellow Jazz Docent (Live) (3:01)
19. Two States (Live) (1:54)
20. No Life Singed Her (Live) (1:45)
21. So Stark (Live) (3:56)
22. Box Elder (Live) (2:44)
23. Baby Yeah (Live) (2:44)
24. In The Mouth A Desert (Live) (4:00)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

Pavement – Wowee Zowee (Sordid Sentinels Edition) (2006)

Playing Time: 76:59

 

wowee zowee sordid sentinels edition

 

Disc 2
 
1. Sensitive Euro Man (3:17)
2. Stray Fire (2:46)
3. Fight This Generation (8:10)
4. Easily Fooled (3:42)
5. Soul Food (3:46)
6. It’s a Hectic World (1:03)
7. Kris Kraft (2:38)
8. Golden Boys/Serpentine Pad (4:33)
9. Pained Soldiers (2:40)
10. I Love Perth (1:10)
11. Dancing with the Elders (4:14)
12. Half a Canyon (5:27)
13. Best Friend’s Arm (3:52)
14. Brink of the Clouds/Candylad (3:59)
15. Unfair (2:40)
16. Easily Fooled (3:25)
17. Heaven is a Truck (4:02)
18. Box Elder (5:16)
19. No More Kings (4:23)
20. Painted Soldiers (2:54)
21. We Dance (3:02)

(Part 1) (Part 2)


 

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Lost & Found: Flirt 1

Nothing remains lost forever… or at least you can hope.

I originally intended to post this on Valentines Day but only managed to find it’s companion disc, Flirt 2.

Well… better late then never.

 

Various Artists – Flirt 1 (2003)

Playing time: 49:17

 

 

1. Koala – Feels Like Yer Falling In Love (Again) (5:15)
2. Eskimos – Jealousy (3:23)
3. Mark Gardener – See What You Get (3:38)
4. Shermans – Impatient Blank (2:44)
5. Marlboro Chorus – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (4:48)
6. Metrovavan – Waltz of the Noctambulist (3:13)
7. Of Montreal – Sad Love (3:26)
8. Snow Fairies – Firefly (2:29)
9. The Positions – It’s Ok, It’s Alright (2:42)
10. Einstein’s Sister – Everything (5:10)
11. Moses – Beautiful Gun (3:37)
12. Tenki – Love Sick (5:33)
13. Utah Carol – Find A Way (3:19)

 

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The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

I’m sure that you’ve all heard that expression at some time in your life and at the beginning of this year I had every intention of posting more in 2014 then I had in 2013…and yet here it is February 22 and my first post of the year is a re-run.

You can thank Rob for that because he wrote and asked me to refresh the links for The Adverts The Wonders Don’t Care.

Well as long as I was doing that I also refreshed the links for Die Toten Hosen’s Learning English – Lesson 1 and Mass. Ave.: The Boston Scene (1975-83) which are also part of my original 2008 post.

 

The Adverts – The Wonders Don’t Care

 

 

Die Toten Hosen – Learning English – Lesson 1

 

 

DIY: Mass Ave.: The Boston Scene (1975-83)

 

 

You can find my original 2008 post and the new download links here.

And thank Rob for finally getting me off my butt.

 

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The Wrens: Hold onto Your Day Job

OK… so where did the summer go? Tomorrow is Labor Day but it seems like it was just Memorial Day.


 

With just a bit more luck the Wrens might be better known today then they are… but then how many other bands can we say the same thing about? The answer to that is most!

Formed in the late 1980’s the group consisted of guitarist/vocalist Charles Bissell, guitarist Greg Whelan, bassist/vocalist Kevin Whelan, and drummer Jerry MacDonnell.

For several years they performed using various names until 1993 when they released a 7” single as “The Low”, unaware that in Duluth, Minnesota, there already existed a slowcore group with that name.

Changing their name to the Wrens they submitted “The Low” single to Grass/Dutch East India, who, on the strength of it signed them to a contract. 

In 1994 Grass/Dutch East India released the the Wren’s debut full length, Silver 

which mixed the dream pop of bands like My Bloody Valentine and Chapterhouse with … quirky indie rock.

Their 1996 sophomore album, Secaucus, replaced Silver’s hazy dream pop with

 a direct but slightly slanted rock sound.

If you need a reference, it compares favorably to the music of Archers of Loaf.

Generally well received by the critics it appeared that the band had finally come into its own, but, for the fact, that late in the summer of 1995 Alan Melzter bought Grass/Dutch East India with every intention of moving the label from it’s indie roots towards a more “hit-oriented direction.”

Melzter did offer the Wrens a million-dollar contract with the proviso that they make their music “more radio-friendly,” but when the group balked the label dropped them.

Keeping their days jobs allowed the band to soldier on, recording and releasing their music whenever the opportunity to do so presented itself. What allowed the band to remain viable during this period was that all the band members, except MacDonnell, who moved out in 1996, lived in the same house, turning their dining room into a recording studio.

After four years of work the group’s third album, The Meadowlands, was released by by the band’s longtime friend Cory Brown on his Absolutely Kosher label.

A shambling, sprawling, shifting affair The Meadowlands, like 1996’s  Secaucus, trades in a classic indie rock sound… accessible, but not overtly experimental either.

The album’s first track, “The House That Guilt Built,” opens with the sound of crickets which is followed by the line

It’s been so long since you heard from me

That line along with

“Are you happy?/You got what you want/I’m over it now”

from the album’s second cut, “Happy,”  help to set The Meadowlands generally melancholic tone but the band saves its rock moments for the end of the album,

“Per Second Second,” is

an angular, Pixies-esque bit of punk

while the anthemic “Everyone Chooses Sides” closes out the album.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

Albums:

Silver ‎(CD) Grass Records 1994
Silver ‎(CDr) Not on label 1994  
Silver ‎(CD, Digital) Wind-Up 1997
Secaucus ‎(LP, CD) Grass Records UK 1996
Secaucus ‎(CD) Grass Records US 1996
Secaucus ‎(CD) Wind-up 1996
Secaucus ‎(CD, Promo) Grass Records 1996
Secaucus ‎(CDr) Not On Label
Overnight Success (Cass) Not On Label 1998
The Meadowlands ‎(CD) Absolutely Kosher Records US 2003
The Meadowlands ‎(CD, Ltd) Absolutely Kosher Records US 2003
The Meadowlands ‎(2xLP) BB*ISLAND, Absolutely Kosher Records Germany 2006
The Meadowlands ‎(CD) Lo-Max Records UK 2006

Singles & EPs:

The Low 7″ (7″) Dow Boy Records 1993
Napiers (7″) Grass Records 1994 
‎Life Stories From The Union‎ (7″) Sonic Bubblegum 1995 
Rest Your Head ‎(7″, CD Single) Grass Records UK 1996
Abbott 135 ‎(CD EP) Ten23 Records 1997
Abbott 1135 ‎(CDr EP) Not On Label
Wrens, The / Park Ave. – Split Single‎ (7″ Single) Saddle Creek 1997
Wrens, The And Five Mod Four, The – Split CD‎ (CD EP, Digital) Contraphonic 2005

 

Appearances:

Albums:

“Miss Me” You’ll Never Eat Fast Food Again‎ (CD) Drive-Thru Records 1999
“Boys You Won’t Remember” Mitzvoth‎ (CDr) Absolutely Kosher Records 2002 
“Hopeless” No Tsuris‎ (CDr) Absolutely Kosher Records 2005  
“Hopeless” Chosen‎ (CDr) Absolutely Kosher Records 2005
“Faster Gun” Pop, Shmop‎ (CDr) Absolutely Kosher Records 2005 
“Nightswimming” Drive XV – A Tribute To Automatic For The People‎ (21xFile MP3) Stereogum 2007 
“Per Second Second” I Used To Be Goth‎ (CDr) Absolutely Kosher Records 2010

Singles & EPs:

“Stands For Love V.3 Or 4 (Faster Gun Demo)” Ladies And Gentlemen Issue 1‎ (12″) Lagmag  2003 

Compilations:

 

“Ruth” Brutal Bunch! Volume 1‎ (CD) Metal Hammer (UK) 1995 
“Napiers” 2001: A Grass Odyssey – Volume 2‎ (CD) Grass Records 1995
“Rest Your Head” Score Some Grass (CD) Grass Records 1996
“Let’s Pretend” Germs (Tribute) – A Small Circle Of Friends (CD, LP) Grass Records 1996
“Let’s Pretend” Germs (Tribute) – A Small Circle Of Friends ‎(CD) Gasatanka Records 1996
“Let’s Pretend” Germs (Tribute) – A Small Circle Of Friends ‎(CD, LP) Dragnet Records 1996
“Let’s Pretend” Germs (Tribute) – A Small Circle Of Friends ‎(LP, Blue) Grass Records, Gasatanka Records 1996
“Our Brightest New Year” K 01‎ (7″ EP) k la bunde records 1996 
“I’ve Made Enough Friends” Grass Of ’96‎ (CD) Grass Records 1996 
“The Seventh Stranger” The Duran Duran Tribute Album (CD, LP) Mojo Records 1997
“Everyone Chooses Sides” Magnet New Music Sampler Volume 32‎ (CD) Magnet Magazine 2004
“Hopeless” Now Hear This! 33‎ (CD) Word Magazine 2005
“Boys, You Won’t” Sounds – Now!‎ (CD) Musikexpress 2005
“This Boy Is Exhausted” SPEX CD #58‎ (CD) Spex Magazine 2005
“Happy” Jeffrey Hyman Was A Ramone‎ (CDr) Absolutely Kosher Records 2006  
“They’ll Need A Crane” Hello Radio: The Songs Of They Might Be Giants‎ (CD) Bar/None Records, MM3 Records 2006
“She Sends Kisses” Sweet Fifteen – Rough Trade Publishing 1991 To 2006 (2xCD) Rough Trade 2006
“Faster Gun” Rough Cuts 7 (Music For Films)‎ (CD) Rough Trade Publishing 2007
“Bouys, You Won’t” (Acoustic Live On KEXP) Knights In Shabbat Service (An Absolutely Kosher Sampler) (CDr) Absolutely  Kosher Records 2007 
“Sleep” Rock The Net‎ (CD) Thirsty Ear  2008  
“Everyone Choose Sides” Great‎ (CDr) Misra, Absolutely Kosher Records 2008
“Stop (Start) Twenty Seven” Radio Brian Volume 2‎ (Cass) Brian Records 2011
  


Secaucus (1996)

Playing Time: 53:53

the wrens-secaucus 

 

1. Yellow Number Three (1:04)
2. Built In Girls (3:00)
3. Surprise, Honeycomb (3:58)
4. Rest Your Head (3:24)
5. Won’t Get Too Far (3:02)
6. Joneses Rule Of Sport (3:46)
7. Dance The Midwest (2:20)
8. Still Complaining (2:43)
9. Hats Off To Marriage, Baby (2:37
10. Jane Fakes A Hug (5:05)
11. Counted On Sweetness (2:54)
12. I’ve Made Enough Friends (2:48)
13. Luxury (2:35)
14. Indie 500 (3:08)
15. Safe And Comfortable (3:27)
16. Destruction/Drawn (1:28)
17. I Married Sonja (2:43)
18. I’ll Mind You (1:25)
19. It’s Not Getting Any Good (2:26)

 

 Secaucus (Part 1) (Part 2)

 

The Meadowlands (2005)

Playing Time: 56:08

 

the wrens-the meadowlands

 

1. The House That Guilt Built (1:22)
2. Happy (5:33)
3. She Sends Kisses (5:57)
4. This Boy Is Exhausted (4:17)
5. Hopeless (5:08)
6. Faster Gun (3:50)
7. Thirteen Grand (4:09)
8. Boys, You Won’t (4:29)
9. Ex-Girl Collection (4:39)
10. Per Second Second (3:38)
11. Everyone Chooses Sides (4:39)
12. 13 Months In 6 Minutes (6:50)
13. This Is Not What You Had Planned (1:37)

The Meadowlands (Part 1) (Part 2)

 

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Third: What is Rock?

Several week ago I picked up the 2007 re-release of the Soft Machine’s 1970 album Third. For those who missed my 2007 post about the band a brief introduction to the band may be in order.  

The Soft Machine, along with Pink Floyd and Tomorrow, were Britain’s first underground psychedelic bands. Along with Caravan, Gong, Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North and National Health they were major players in the”Canterbury Scene” of British progressive rock.

Third was the group’s third album but it was their first on Columbia Records.

With its mixture of jazz and contemporary electronic music this sprawling double album

incited the Village Voice to call it a milestone achievement when it was released.

Each side was devoted to a single composition, two by Mike Ratledge, and one each by Hugh Hopper and Robert Wyatt,

with substantial help from a number of backup musicians, including Canterbury mainstays Elton Dean and Jimmy Hastings.

 Aside from Wyatt’s “Moon in June” the album virtually dispenses with vocals and “conventional rock songs entirely.”

Even with their “tape loop effects and hypnotic, repetitive keyboard patterns” the two songs by Mike Ratledge, Slightly All the Time and Out-Bloody-Rageous are the closest the album comes to fusion jazz. 

Culled from two live performances in 1970, Hugh Hopper’s “Facelift” in parts bears a fleeting resemblance to King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man”, though it’s more complex and there are several dissimilar sections. “Facelift” with its

pulsing rhythms, chaotic horn and keyboard sounds, and dark drones …. predate some of what Hopper did as a solo artist later.

Lyrically Robert Wyatt’s “Moon in June”  is

a satirical alternative to the pretension displayed by a lot of rock writing of the era

Hailed by some critics as a popular music milestone and considered a landmark by progressive rock and jazz-rock aficionados Third helped to push the boundaries of what might be considered rock. Many rock listeners, however, found the album’s music far too oblique and at nearly 75 minutes long something they were unwilling to sit down and commit to listening through. 

 

Third [2007]

Playing Time: 74:20

 

soft machine - third

Disc 1 [Original album]
Playing Time: 74:20

1. Facelift [Live] 18:48
2. Slightly All the Time 18:13
3. Moon in June 19:07
4. Out-Bloody-Rageous 19:12

[Part 1] [Part 2]

Disc 2 [Bonus Disc]
Playing time: 38:58

Recorded at The Promenade Concert at The Royal Albert Hall
for BBC Radio Three on 13th August 1970

1. Out-Bloody-Rageous 11:57
2. Facelift 11:22
3. Esther’s Nose Job: Pig / Orange Skin Food / A Door Opens And Closes / Pigling Bland / 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom 15:39

 

Buy Soft Machine’s Third from Amazon.com

 

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Hampton Grease Band (or Everything You Wanted to Know About Halifax)

 

 

Sprung on an unsuspecting America (and Halifax) the Hampton Grease Band’s, Music To Eat, sold so poorly when it was originally released in 1971 that it has the dubious distinction of being the second worst selling record in Columbia Records’ catalog. Only an instructional yoga album sold less.

In 1996 the

Deluxe Reissue of 1971 classic featuring Bruce Hampton and Glenn Phillips (with expanded liner notes)

was back “by popular demand”  and once again most people ignored it. Well, that is, most people. I’ve bought it twice… so what does that say about my musical tastes?

1971 (and perhaps 1996) America simply wasn’t prepared a band with a lead singer who’s voice has been described as making

Beefheart sound like Pavarotti

whose stage shows and song lyrics were

more Dadaistic than Frank Zappa

and whose overall sound was likened to the

Grateful Dead circa Live Dead and the jamming versions of Zappa’s bands.

Being compared to Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa/The Mothers or the Grateful Dead meant that the Grease Band already had three strikes against them before they even stepped into the batters box; as Captain Beefheart and Zappa operated on the fringes of 60’s – 70’s popular music; while with the Dead there was no middle ground, you either loved them or hated them.

Formed in the late 1960’s, the original line-up of this Atlanta based blues-rock-oriented outfit consisted of Harold Kelling and Glenn Phillips on guitars, vocalist Bruce Hampton, bassist Charlie Phillips and drummer Mike Rodgers. Eventually Mike Holbrook replaced Charlie Phillips and Jerry Fieldings replaced Mike Rodgers.

The group developed their reputation playing at small “underground” clubs and as a supporting act for

 psychedelic/progressive acts like the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Procol Harum, and the Allman Brothers. 

but it was their live shows where

the band often betrayed the Zappa influence in their theatrical, sometimes confrontational stage show, in which Hampton would throw chairs at the audience, or sing while standing on a pizza.

The confrontational stage shows and the absurdist lyrics of their songs may have polarized their audiences but it also piqued the curiosity of Columbia Records.

Signed by the Allman Brothers manager Phil Walden to a contract the group quickly recorded two albums worth of material.

On the tapes the group presented Columbia Records half the songs approached the 20 minute mark, and many

lurched unpredictably between melodies and tempos…(but) none of (them) could be construed as having money-making potential.

Some songs lyrics came right off a can of spray paint, “Hendon,” or from an encyclopedia article, “Halifax” and all sung by a lead singer, Hampton,

whose amelodic rants cross-bred soapbox preachers with bleacher bums

Doing the only “logical” thing, Columbia released the album as a double album and unsure on how to market the album they marketed it as a comedy record thus contributing to its failure.

Shortly after the album’s release the band guitarist Harold Kelling left the group and

despite a well-received show at the Fillmore East with Frank Zappa, CBS dropped the group.  

The band then signed with Zappa’s Bizarre/Straight label but nothing materialized from that association and the band would finally break up in 1973.

Group members, notably Bruce Hampton and Glenn Phillips still remain musically active. Hampton has recorded extensively with both The Aquarium Rescue Unit and The Codetalkers while Phillips has released close to a dozen instrumental records, several for the indie label SST. (I covered the music of Phillips in a October 2009 post and really should refresh those links.)

This is a difficult album to listen to, especially if you do it all at one sitting. I’d recommend starting with the album’s first song, “Halifax” (especially if you’re a fan of the Dead) and then skipping right to the last song “Hendon.”  Listen to the rest as the mood strikes you, but I’ll leave that up to you.

 

Hampton Grease Band / Music To Eat (1971)

 

music to eat

Disc 1
Total time: 57:13

 
1. Halifax (19:41)
2. Maria (5:33)
3. Six (19:31)
4. Evans (12:28)

Disc 2
Total time: 31:22
 
1. Lawton (7:50)
2. Hey Old Lady · Bert’s Song (3:22)
3. Hendon (20:10)

 

You can buy Music to Eat from the following Dealers

 

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