22 October 2020

FUN SIZE Pop Secret 1996

 



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Punk band from Richmond, Virginia. The band broke up in December, 1998.


Tracklist 

1 Cool 1:27
2 Pickle 2:47
3 Stinker 3:50
4 Scene 2:44
5 Frankenstein Creation 3:30
6 Abacus 2:41
7 Sorry For Myself 5:29
8 Along The Way 2:56
9 Don't Stand 2:59
10 Untitled 0:17
11 Untitled 1:34

NICOTINE ¡Hola Amigo! 1997

 



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Originally starting out as a self-described "indie/alternative" act in 1994, Nicotine were first introduced to punk and ska upon their first American tour during the summer of that year. Immediately after returning to their native Tokyo, Howie Sato (vocals/guitar), Yasu (guitar), Full (bass) and Naoki (drum) drastically altered their sound to something that was a lot more aggressive and fast paced, while at the same time melodic and catchy. Eventually, this "new sound" resulted in their first mini-album Royal Mellow Day, which was released on their own Sky Records in 1996. Following their 1997 full-length Hola Amigo!, Nicotine re-released Royal Mellow Day on the ...Will Kill You!!! EP in 1998; all of which, features the high energy pop-punk and ska undertones that they were impressed with upon their first tour of the United States.

 

Tracklist

1 ¡Hola Amigo!
2 My Daily Motive
3 Howie Mobile
4 Everytime You Go Away
5 Hard To Understand
6 All My Loving
7 Permafrost
8 Unacceptable Song
9 Strain
10 Song About A Green Age
11 Iose
12 Pop I
13 I Wanna Be Loved By You
14 Whatever Happens
15 Cauliflower
16 So Far So Punk
17 You Have Gone Away

PUSHOVER self titled 1998

 



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The line-up of Jim Cushnie (tenor sax), Ricky Estrada (vocals/ guitar), David Ferreria (bass/ vocals), Richard Ferreria (trombone), and Dennis Leipert (drums) is otherwise known as Pushover. Featuring ex-members of Mealticket, this North Hills, CA, five-piece follows along the same lines of their previous band: horn-fueled ska-punk with an added back drop of indie pop. Asian Man Records eventually debuted the band's self-titled first album in 1998. Logic and Loss followed two years later.



Tracklist

1 Pitiful 2:37
2 Everyone, Everything 3:22
3 Forget 3:21
4 But Davey 3:22
5 All As Well 3:29
6 Yo Se 2:37
7 Softly 3:09
8 181 2:58
9 Far Along 2:47
10 Center Street 2:25

PETER ASTOR Zoo 1991

 



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Spilt Milk
Peter Astor's long career in the center and on the fringes of indie pop may not have earned him fame and fortune, but he's been responsible for some of the genre's high points. His early bands the Loft and Weather Prophets delivered melodic, jangling pop and winsome Western pop, respectively, while his more experimental projects (the instrumental Ellis Island Sound and electronic-based Wisdom of Harry) showed his sonic range; his solo career got off to a fine start in the early '90s with a string of thoughtfully written, gently played and sung albums. When he returned to that format in the 2010s, Astor picked up right where he left off to release music (as on 2016's Spilt Milk and 2018's One for the Ghost) that was as rich and rewarding as his early work.

Mayflower
Beginning in the early '80s with the Loft, one of the first bands to sign with Alan McGee's nascent Creation label, Astor's witty, sure-handed way with a tune was clear. Their singles "Why Does the Rain" (1984) and "Up the Hill and Down the Slope" (1985) were highly influential indie pop touchstones, but the Loft were derailed before reaching their full potential. Astor continued with the Weather Prophets, shifting gears a bit with a more straightforward rock sound. After releasing debut single "Almost Prayed" for Creation in 1986, the Weather Prophets moved to McGee's new WEA-sponsored label Elevation for their first album, 1987's Mayflower. The label was short-lived, and the combo's next album, 1988's Judges, Juries & Horsemen, was issued by Creation. However, the bandmembers soon went their separate ways, with Astor segueing smoothly into a solo career. He put out two solo albums for Creation (1990's Submarine and 1991's Zoo) before jumping over to French label Danceteria for 1992's Paradise and 1993's God & Other Stories.

You Made Me

Citing weariness with the music industry, Astor stepped back from making records for a time, finally re-emerging in the late '90s with two bands (Ellis Island Sound and the Wisdom of Harry) less interested in songcraft and more focused on sound, with a heavy electronic music influence. Both bands released a steady stream of singles and albums in the late '90s and early 2000s. In 2005, Astor returned to the guitar-and-vocal setup for the Hal's Eggs album, a set of reworked folk songs. He was also working at the time as a lecturer at the University of Westminster, focusing on music studies. After a long break from the studio, during which time the Loft sporadically re-formed for live shows, Astor returned with Songbox in 2011, a record that saw him returning to the classic sound of his early recordings. After another break from recording, Astor was encouraged by a former student, James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Ultimate Painting, to make an album, for which he would provide most of the musical backing. Teaming with Slumberland and Fortuna Pop!, Astor released the relatively lo-fi but lyrically sharp-as-ever Spilt Milk in early 2016. He moved to the German label Tapete Records for his next release, 2018's One for the Ghost. Hoare joined Astor again, the latter providing guitar and production, as did vocalist Pam Berry (Black Tambourine, Withered Hand). New to the band and vital in creating the lean, stripped-down sound of the album were bassist Franic Rozycki and drummer Jonny Helm of Wave Pictures. Tapete reissued Paradise in 2019, then Astor returned with a collection of songs both past and present that guided and beguiled him. Working with a band that included Berry, Sean Read, and Nina Walsh on vocals, Dave Tattersoll of Wave Pictures on guitar, and Andy Lewis of Spearmint on bass and synth, You Made Me features songs from Elvis Presley, Joe Strummer, Cat Power, and Silver Jews, among others. The album was produced by Ian Button of Papernut Cambridge and issued by Astor's own Faux-Lux label in conjunction with Gare du Nord in early 2020. 

Tracklist

1 Six Day Weekend
2 Harvest Moon
3 We Move In An Arc Whose Grace We Never See
4 What Was And What Could Never Be
5 Street Of Lights
6 Heart-Shaped Swimming Pool
7 Ghost Sister
8 Seaplane
9 Letter To Nowhere
10 The Emperor, The Dealer And The Birthday Boy
11 Blue Walking Days
12 Thirteen And Seven Centuries

 

STUMPY JOE One Way Rocket Ride To...Kicksville! 1991

 

garage rock

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Tracklist

1 Drunk Idea 4:30
2 Matriculated 3:51
3 Proverbial Straw 5:05
4 I Would 2:05
5 Dumb Lil' Song 2:55
6 I Get Drunk 4:17
7 Spins 6:14
8 Love Plumbin' 3:28
9 Crazy Woman 2:16
10 Halloween Song 2:59
11 Drop A Bomb 5:49

 

STEP SISTER Autopilot Stuck On Get Down! 1998

 


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garage rock on Smog Veil record label

 

Tracklist

1 Her Name Was Knife
2 Wild Ride
3 Coming Down Hard
4 Burn Baby Burn
5 Make Your Move
6 Blackout Man
7 Anything At All
8 Pay The Price
9 New Skin
10 Long Time Gone
11 Big Bad World

SKANARCHY Various Artists 1995

 

ska/punk compilation

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Tracklist

1 Mephiskapheles Satanic Debris
2 Spring Heeled Jack Peg Leg Bates
3 MU 330* Didgits
4 Skavoovie & The Epitones* She Sure Can Cook
5 Seed (17) Warm Up
6 Blue Meanies Pave The World
7 Hi Hats Too Hip
8 Thumper All You Can Be
9 Agent 99 Get A Grip
10 J.C. Superska Hey Jackie
11 Perfect Thyroid Secrecy
12 The Snappers (2) Lets Go
13 Pacers* Too Fast
14Voodoo Glowskulls* Bossman

 

VARGA Oxygen 1995

 

by request

 
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industrial rock


Tracklist

01 Healer
02 Words
03 So Real
04 The Passage
05 Closed
06 Skeletons
07 Follow
08 Needlestack
09 Underneath
10 The Den
11 Red Ribbons
12 The Really Impossible To Find Hidden Track

 

19 October 2020

NOODLE I Sold Out To Fat Ass 1993

 


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Austin, Texas punk rock, vinyl only release on Rise Records also out of Austin.

 

Tracklist

A1 Stepmonster
A2 Shrimpin'
A3 Square Riot
B1 House Guest From Hell
B2 Crackbaby
B3 Missy

 

MAILORDER IS FUN! Various Artists 1998

 


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Asian Man Records
1 Slapstick There's A Metal Head In The Parking Lot
2 Link 80 Slap
3 Slow Gherkin Hava Nagilah
4 Unsteady B.A.
5 The Broadways 15 Minutes
6 Korea Girl Reunion
7 The Chinkees Hana
8 Johnny Socko Boraborinski Brothers
9 Tuesday (5) Goodbyes Have Been Said
10 MU330 X-Mas Card
11 Potshot Radio
12 Let's Go Bowling Oatmeal For X-mas
13 Bruce Lee Band* Gerry Is Strong
14 Blue Meanies Dummy Room
15 The Schleptones Too Little Time To Waste
16 Alkaline Trio For Your Lungs Only
17 Less Than Jake Liquor Store
18 Monkey (7) No Color, No Power
19 Pushover (2) Pitiful
20 Nicotine (3) Howie-Mobile


Fueled By Ramen Bonus
21 The Impossibles (2) Plan B
22 Animal Chin (2) Seven
23 17 Years What's Your Name?
24 The Supaflies Hot Rod '75
25 J Church Don't Bring Me Down
26 Funsize* Pickle
27 Discount (2) Soup
28 The Hippos Please
29Ann Beretta Efforts Wasted

 

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S SENIOR TRIP Various Artists 1995

 


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Tracklist 

1 Our Lady Peace Starseed
2 The Muffs Red Eyed Troll
3 Matthew Sweet Ultrasuede
4 311 Outside
5 God Lives Under Water* Tortoise
6 Ian Moore Magic Bus
7 Daisyhaze Brickface
8 Shoveljerk Killing My Buzz
9 Phunk Junkeez B-Boy Hard
10 Morphine (2) Yes
11 Hayride A Hard Deer's Night
12 Seven Day Diary Flounder
13The Jayhawks Tomorrow The Green Grass