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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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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Summer Re-runs: DIY

I began this blog in 2006, and my fourth post, Various-artists-DIY, has been one of my most popular posts, popular enough that I’ve updated it three times.

I noticed last week that it had recently generated a considerable amount of interest, but because it hasn’t been updated since 2008 all the links were dark. That is no longer a problem.

You can find Anarchy in the UK, The Modern World, Teenage Kicks, Starry Eyes and Blank Generation here, here and here. We’re Desperate and Shake It Up are here. Come Out and Play is here, and Mass. Ave. The Boston Scene can be found here.

Fall and the beginning of a new season are almost here so enjoy these re-runs while they last.

D.I.Y.
ANARCHY IN THE UK THE MODERN WORLD TEENAGE KICKS
anarchy in the uk the modern world teenage kicks
STARRY EYES BLANK GENERATION WE’RE DESPERATE
starry eyes blank generation we're desperate
COME OUT AND PLAY SHAKE IT UP MASS.AVE.
come out and play shake it up mass. ave.

 

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Join Us: Combine

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Join Us
Resistance is futile. All will be assimilated

If we can deduce anything about the group Combine from the above quotation, which is found in the liner notes of their debut album, “Norfolk, VA”, we can at least assume that they were fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

What we don’t know how, how many joined?, how many were assimilated?

A trio, Combine consisted of Brian Parfumi (vocals & guitar), X. Darryl Lewis (bass guitar) and Juan T. Corbett (drums).

Their 1995 debut, “Norfolk, VA,” is heavy on  stop/start rhythms, slashing guitar work and drum blasts. That and Brian Pafumi’s forceful, and  sometimes, whining vocals helped to make the album, as well as the band more interesting then

many (of the) more dogmatic punk and rock artists

that dominated, littered (depending on your point-of-view) the mid 1990s music scene.

Fast paced, the album opens with the dynamic, melodic, "All Tore Up,"  slows down on “Suckboy vs. the Hermaphrodite,” and then picks up speed, once again, with the melodic "Ephedrine," and the progressive hardcore of "Ambivalent" and "Cattle My Rage."

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Releases:

Norfolk, VA  (Cass, CD, LP) Caroline Records 1995

Miscellaneous:

The History Of American Rock And Roll (CD) Caroline Records 1996

Singles:

All Tore Up / Getting A Head (7") Get Go Records

Compilations:

"All Tore Up (demo version)" Caroline Diner: 1994 Fall Menu (CD) Caroline 1994 
"Javaman" I Hear Ya! Winter 1994-1995 (CD) Caroline Records 1995
"Cattle My Rage" CMJ New Music February – Volume 18 (CD) College Music Journal 1995 
"Know Regrets"  CMJ New Music March – Volume 31 (CD) College Music Journal 1996

 

"Norfolk, VA" (1995)

Playing Time: 25:32combine - norfolk, va

1. All Tore Up (2:26)
2. Javaman (3:15)
3. Chester Valley Sr. Prom 1962 (3:36)
4. Suckboy vs. the Hermaphrodite (3:30)
5. Ephidrine (2:14)
6. Grommet (2:18)
7. Cattle My Rage (2:47)
8. Ambivilent… (1:59)
9. Flake (3:27)

 

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Junkyard Rockers: Skeleton Key

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While reading the on-line version of The Village Voice  an article about NYC junkyard-percussion noise-rockers Skeleton Key

plotting a long-awaited comeback album

caught my eye.

Formed in 1994, Skeleton Key was the brainchild of former Lounge Lizards bassist Erik Sanko and guitarist/vocalist Chris Maxwell. Rounding out the group was drummer Stephen Calhoon and scrap-metal percussionist Rick Lee whose

 "junk kit" consisted of an old table, propane tanks, chairs, film reels, a red wagon, and pots and pans..

The quartet proved so popular on NYC’s club scene that they became “the object of a 1995 major-label bidding war.”

In a review of their eponymous EP (Motel Records 1996) Rolling Stone said it

"shows how pop culture and high culture can bring everyone to the same place."

Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon, their full-length debut was released by Capitol Records in 1997. The album

was nominated for a Grammy for its artwork, that featured a booklet with holes punched through it in a grid pattern.

In support of the album the group would tour both Europe and the US, opening for acts that included

The Melvins, Girls Against Boys, Cibo Matto, The Jesus Lizard, They Might Be Giants, Morphine, Brainiac, and Primus.

before headlining their own US tour. After two years on the road and one half finished album original members Chris Maxwell and Rick Lee left the band.

With the addition of drummer Matthias Bossi and percussionist Tim Keiper the band signed with Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings to release 2002’s Obtainium. Again the band hit the road, touring with the likes of

Tomahawk, The Melvins, Alien Ant Farm, Cessation Bustle and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

Matthias Bossi joined Sleepytime Gorilla Museum following the Obtainium tours and Keiper left as well. Sanko and Obtainium sessions and tours guitarist Craig LeBlang then recruited drummer Sean Sankey and Benjamin Clapp ("Junk" percussion) and that line-up released 2005’s The Lyons Quintette EP. 2007 saw  another change in the band’s line-up with Sankey leaving and new drummer Bob Vaccarelli debuting on a tour in support of U.S.S.A. and Chemlab.

Among Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon 11 tracks the groups flirts with industrial on “Dear Reader,”  funk, punk, “Vomit Ascot,” the blues on “Big Teeth” while channeling Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band on “Nod.”

 

Discography

Albums:

Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon (CD) Capitol Records  1997   
Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon (2xCD) Capitol Records 1998  
Obtanium (CD) Ipecac Recordings 2002 
Roughs
Live at Metro (CD, Digital) Skeleton Key 2004

Singles & EPs:

In My Mind (7") Dedicated 1995  
Skeleton Key (Maxi CD) Motel Records 1996 
An Elipse (CD) Exquisite Corpse Records 2001
The Lyons Quintette (CD) Do Tell Records 2005

Compilations:

"Watch the Fat Man Swing" Surge Songs (CD) EMI-Capitol Music 1996
"Solitaire" God® Bless™ America© (CD) Capitol Records 1996
"Scratch" CMJ New Music July – Volume 47 (CD) College Music Journal 1997
"Drown (Transistor remix)" Strange Bedfellows (CD) Capitol Records 1998
"Wide Open" Certain Damage, Volume 78 (CD)
  CMJ

 

Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon (1997)

Playing time: 34:37

1. Watch The Fat Man Swing 3:27
2. Wide Open 2:36
3. Nod Off 3:19
4. All The Things I’ve Lost 2:55
5. The Only Useful Word 3:57
6. The World’s Most Famous Undertaker 3:05
7. Vomit Ascot 1:53
8. Dear Reader 3:16
9. Scratch 2:37
10. Big Teeth 3:36
11. The Needle Never Ends 3:56

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Punk / Indie Cornucopia

Two very different various artist compilations for your consideration this week.

1985’s The Blasting Concept – Volume 2 shows SST Records in retreat from it’s pre-eminent Cali hardcore punk roots (to the dismay of punk and SST fanboys everywhere) and moving towards a very uncertain musical future.

Released in 1993, Genrecide: A Compilation Vol. One, features songs from Columbia Records stable of hip-hop, alternative and grunge artists. Groups like Suede and Alice In Chains help to

“define the growing grunge and Brit-pop movements of the time”

while The Darling Buds and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin are emblematic of an intensely hyped alternative music scene. All in all

the time-capsule nature of Genrecide, recalls a period when major-label funded “alternative” music seemed like a viable proposition.

The Blasting Concept – Volume 2 (1985)

Playing Time: 45 minutes 49 seconds

the blasting concept,-vol 2

1. Saint Vitus – Look Behind You (3:31)
2. D. C. 3 – Theme From An Imaginary Western (4:27)
3. SWA – Mystery Girl (2:14)
4. Black Flag – I Can See You (3:20)
5. Gone – Watch The Tractor (2:14)
6. Wurm – Death Ride (3:22)
7. Overkill – Over The Edge (3:54)
8. Saccharine Trust – Emotions And Anatomy (1:47)
9. Painted Willie – The Big Time (2:18)
10. Angst – Just Me (2:51)
11. Meat Puppets – I Just Want To Make Love To You (3:56)
12. Minutemen – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (Uncensored Version) (1:19)
13. Husker Du – Erase Today (1:41)
14. October Faction – I Was Grotesque (3:23)
15. Tom Troccoli’s Dog – Todo Para Mi (5:32)

Buy The Blasting Concept – Volume 2

Genrecide: A Compilation Vol. One (1993)

Playing Time: 1 hour 26 seconds

genrecide-a compilation vol 1

1. Ultra Vivid Scene – Blood and Thunder (Remix Edit) (4:38)
2. Suede – Metal Mickey (3:16)
3. Soul Asylum – Black Gold (live) (3:55)
4. Silverfish – Big Bad Baby Pig Squeal (2:47)
5. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Prostrate (3:47)
6. Mercury Rev – Coney Island Cyclone (2:36)
7. Brenda Kahn – Mint Juleps and Needles (3:27)
8. Gumball – Upsetters Theme Song (Demo) (3:34)
9. The Goats – Hip-Hopola (4:44)
10. Fishbone – Freddie’s Dead (live) (4:42)
11. fIREHOSE – Blaze (Instrumental) (3:37)
12. Depth Charge – Bounty Killer (remix) (3:55)
13. The Darling Buds – Long Day in the Universe (remix) (4:09)
14. Chuck D – Gunslinging Bird or If Charlie Parker Were a Gunslinger There’d be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats (1:42)
15. The Boo Radleys – Buffalo Bill (2:15)
16. Daniel Ash – Get Out of Control (prostated mix) (4:08)
17. Alice in Chains – Right Turn (3:14)

Buy Genrecide: A Compilation Vol. One