20 January 2018

30FOOTFALL Divided We Stand 1995





pop punk in the vein of Rancid

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Tracklist

1 Divided We Stand
2 Popular Opinion
3 Heroin
4 The Happy Song
5 Fifteen
6 Boogers For Brains
7 The Way It Is
8 I Hate Punk Rock
9 Cotton Candy
10 Ton's O' Guns
11 Everything Is Gonna Stop
12 Dancin With Myself
13 Bonus Track


STEVE WYNN Kerosene Man 1990






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Artist Biography by

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Steve Wynn, as founder of the Dream Syndicate, almost single-handedly tuned the ears of college-age rock fans in the early '80s to the two prior decades of guitar-drenched rock that inspired him as one of the founding fathers of the Paisley Underground movement. After graduating from the University of California at Davis and following a stint with his requisite new wave band of that era, Suspects, Wynn took a cross-country trip in search of Alex Chilton, one of his spiritual musical mentors and a mysterious figure since his days with power pop legends Big Star. Interestingly, by the time Wynn found him and returned to California, the underground rock scene was in the middle of a full-on guitar rock revival, thanks in part to fellow Chilton devotees R.E.M. and the Replacements; Wynn took it as his cue to embrace the feedback-flooded sounds of the Velvet Underground. Borrowing his name from the VU's heritage, he called his new band the Dream Syndicate, after an early experimental group featuring John Cale.

Kerosene Man
Heralded as leaders of the Paisley Underground (the neo-'60s Southern California scene that included the Bangles, Green on Red, and the Rain Parade), the Dream Syndicate were by far the most outside band in the bunch, challenging audiences to feedback fests and endless jams. After four albums on four labels and a change in musical direction (less Lou Reed, more Neil Young), the Syndicate called it quits and Wynn embarked on a solo career. For Kerosene Man (1990) and Dazzling Display (1991), he relied on his steady songwriting, unique vocal style, and a bunch of friends (including Peter Buck of R.E.M.) for the recordings. Fluorescent (Mute, 1994) was a subdued, semi-folk record, but his side project Gutterball (including Bryan Harvey and Johnny Hott of House of Freaks and Bob Rupe of the Silos) was a loose and drunken rock & roll ramble. The solo work kept on coming: Melting in the Dark (1996), Sweetness & Light (1997), My Midnight (1999), and Momento (2000), the latter a collaboration with Australian Blonde, a Spanish alternative rock band led by Wynn's friend Paco Loco. But Wynn was ultimately destined to lead a band again, and with his combo the Miracle 3 he released the double-disc set Here Come the Miracles (2001), Static Transmission (2003), and the post-millennium panic-inspired ...Tick...Tick...Tick (2005). The same year as ...Tick...Tick...Tick, Wynn summed up his post-Dream Syndicate career to date with the accurately titled 17-track compilation What I Did After My Band Broke Up, which included a bonus disc of Wynn performing some of his favorite songs on piano.

Tracklist 

1 Tears Won't Help 4:55
2 Carolyn 3:57
3 The Blue Drifter 4:44
4 Younger 3:42
5 Under The Weather 4:20
6 Here On Earth As Well 4:36
7 Something To Remember Me By 3:49
8 Killing Time 4:28
9 Conspiracy Of The Heart 5:14
10 Kerosene Man 4:02
11 Anthem 5:42

18 January 2018

CABARET VOLTAIRE Groovy, Laidback And Nasty 1990

by request
 

Artist Biography by

Though they're one of the most important groups in the history of industrial and electronic music, Cabaret Voltaire are sometimes forgotten in the style's timeline -- perhaps because they continued recording long after other luminaries (Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Chrome) called it quits. Also related to the fact is that CV rarely stayed in one place for long, instead moving quickly from free-form experimentalism through arty white-boy funk and on to house music in the late '80s and electronica the following decade. The band, formed by guitarist Richard H. Kirk, bassist Stephen Mallinder, and tape manipulator Chris Watson, were influenced by the Dadaist movement (whence came their name) and as such, came closer to performance art than music during many of their early performances. After several years of recording with no contract, the group signed to the newly formed Rough Trade label in 1978 and began releasing records that alternated punk-influenced chargers with more experimental pieces incorporating tape loops and sampled effects.

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Following Watson's departure, the remaining duo inaugurated a new contract with Some Bizzare/Virgin in 1983 by shifting their sound away from raging industro-funk and toward a more danceable form. The singles "Sensoria" and "James Brown" hit the indie charts in 1984, and Cabaret Voltaire moved to EMI/Parlophone in 1986 for The Code. Two years later, the band traveled to Chicago to record Groovy, Laidback & Nasty with Marshall Jefferson, one of the mavericks in the new house sound blowing up in the British charts. After another break of several years, the new-electronica label Instinct released a trio of CV LPs during 1993 and 1994, after which the band's future appeared cloudy. Kirk continued his solo career (recording as Electronic Eye and Sandoz, as well as under his own name), while Mallinder moved to Australia. A handful of compilations surfaced during the early 2000s: the two-volume The Original Sound of Sheffield sets (featuring A-sides, 12" mixes, and album highlights), Conform to Deform '82/'90 (a three-disc box containing B-sides, alternate mixes, and unreleased tracks), and Methodology '74/'78 (three discs of raw archival material). During the late 2000s and early 2010s, Kirk released a handful of live CV recordings and oversaw an extensive line of reissues, including the box set #8385 Collected Works 1983-1985 and the anthology #7885 Electropunk to Technopop, through Mute. 
 

Tracklist

1 Searchin' 6:40
2 Hypnotised 5:45
3 Minute By Minute 5:07
4 Runaway 6:38
5 Keep On (I Got This Feeling) 6:12
6 Magic 5:08
7 Time Beats 4:55
8 Easy Life 6:12
9 Rescue Me (City Lights) 4:35
 

15 January 2018

YOU AM I Can't Get Started 1992

thanks to Matthew P.
 

Tracklist

1 Grand Ted 2:33
2 Rational Hell 3:08
3 Goddamn 4:56
4 IOU2 2:39
5 Frog 4:39

FINAL One 1994

by request
 
 

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Final is the only solo alias among Justin Broadrick's many ongoing projects, which include Godflesh, Ice, Techno Animal and Painkiller. Specializing in malevolent space music of the kind also practiced by Bill Laswell projects on Axiom Dub and Subharmonic, Final began in 1993 with the release of One on Subharmonic. The inevitable 2 followed three years later, while The First Millionth of a Second appeared on Manifold in 1997. Broadrick has also contributed remixes to material by David Kristian
 

Tracklist  

1 Fall 3:30
2 Light Underground/Dark Overground 23:35
3 Awake But Numb 3:46
4 Despotic 8:05
5 Round Our Bodies 7:54
6 Hold Me 3:17
7 Death/Love Dealer 8:10
8 1983-1987 (Edits) 19:30
 

14 January 2018

MOCKET Pro Forma 1999

by request
 

Tracklist

1 Monitress 2:39
2 Reprise 0:38
3 Spelling Effect 2:56
4 Spot-For-Best-Vision 2:17
5 Bone Crusher 3:05
6 Law Of Averages 3:01
7 Un-Man 2:24
8 Saturnalia 1:00
9 Post Facto 2:00
10 Moot Point 2:38
11 Magic & Ecstacy 1:14
12 Flyspeck 2:55
13 David's Lib 4:38

13 January 2018

RISE ROBOTS RISE self titled 1992






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A strange hybrid of rap, techno, and soul that owes a lot to everyone and everything rather than one specific influence. The performers are mostly anonymous (though various guest vocalists are identified), the cover art is barely more than scribbles, and the lyrics are intent, often furious, delivered in a mix of low-key rap and soulful singing...at the same time. It isn't a rap album, it isn't a techno album...it's different enough to be worth serious attention. 

Tracklist  

1 All Sewn Up
2 Buffalo Wack Child
3 Flowers And Birds
4 Get Ready
5 If I Only Knew
6 The Pipe Talks To You
7 The Way We Move
8 Mars
9 Talk Is Cheap
10 Zombie Demons

EVE'S PLUM Envy 1993



Tracklist

1 Blue 4:04
2 I Want It All 4:16
3 Once Twice 4:01
4 Venus Meets Pluto 5:15
5 Lovely You 5:15
6 On The Outside 5:26
7 Die Like Someone 5:43
8 Believable 3:53
9 I Might Die 3:43
10.1 Kiss Your Feet 4:55
10.2 (silence) 0:30
11 Envy 1:14

11 January 2018

ANDREW CASH Hi 1993

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Acoustic folk-rocker Andrew Cash, born in Toronto in 1962, formed L'Etranger with Chuck Angus in 1980. The band broke up six years later and Cash became a solo act, playing at a hotel in downtown Toronto. His first album appeared in 1988 on Island Records. Time and Place was followed by Boomtown a year later. Cash signed with MCA in 1993; Hi appeared the same year.
 

Tracklist 

1 John Endicott
2 This Is
3 Take This Burden Off Of Me
4 It's Over
5 (Alot Of Talk) Blah Blah Blah
6 Song Novelty
7 Wake Up Little Darling
8 Hey Maria
9 This May Be My Life But This Is Not My Dream
10 ..... No Trial
11 I Just Want To Talk
12 Morning
13 Like Refugees On The Run
 

BLACK LIGHT RAINBOW self titled 1995?

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Tracklist

1 Leather Boy
2 Juggernaut
3 Stellar
4 Lightening Conductor
5 Zip-Gun
6 Silver
7 five o.d.
8 faster
9 story book
10 forever
11 9th planet
12 lilly