17 June 2018

DEAD HOT WORKSHOP 1001 1995

by request
 
 

Tracklist

1 A
2 Lead Thoughts
3 River Otis
4 Burger Christ
5 Choad
6 117
7 Jesus Revisited
8 Slice Of Life
9 Vinyl Advice
10 I Dream Of David
11 Mr. S.O.B.
12 F*** No
13 Sex With Strangers
14 Bob Hill Climbin'
 

15 June 2018

KARP Suplex 1995

by request
 

Tracklist

1 Get No Toys (When You Pay The Money) 3:39
2 Connect 5 3:24
3 Pie 4:06
4 Lorch-Miller 9:24
5 Shotzie 4:13
6 Absolutely Fibulous 3:09
7 See You At Lakefair 3:37
8 Meet Me In Lacey 9:51
9 Treats To The Soul 4:25

RIGHT AS RAIN Stop! Look & Listen 1991

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The rootsy power pop quartet Right as Rain unfortunately released their two albums on the estimable DB Records label just as that Georgia post-punk institution was winding down operations. As a result, the Atlanta-based band never reached the national audience they deserved, though they were popular on the local scene for many years.
Right as Rain formed in Atlanta in the early '80s. Singer and primary songwriter Rick Taylor, lead guitarist Jonny D., bassist James St. James (who filled the George Harrison role, adding a couple songs per album), and drummer Bruce Threlkeld were veterans of the Atlanta music scene, although from different avenues. Jonny D. had spent time in the still-thriving local blues-rock scene, whereas Taylor's roots were in bluegrass. (Right as Rain had a tongue-in-cheek part-time side project, Those Big Belt Buckles, which played bluegrass in local bars; this version of the group contributed a terrific version of Michael Martin Murphey's "What Am I Doin' Hangin' 'Round?" to Here No Evil, a 1992 tribute to the Monkees.)
In their early career, Right as Rain often played with the early incarnation of the Black Crowes, when that group was known as Mr. Crowe's Garden. (Taylor later played banjo on several Black Crowes albums.) Though the two groups shared some influences, Right as Rain's poppier sound made them just right for Danny Beard's DB Records. DB signed the group in 1987 and released their first album, Undertown, in late 1988, produced by the not-yet-famous Brendan O'Brien. A personnel shakeup shortly thereafter led to Jonny D.'s replacement by a local scene fixture, R&B specialist Mike Lorenz, whose credits included a stint in James Brown's band. The reconstituted Right as Rain recorded their second album, 1991's Stop Look and Listen, with several local stars sitting in, including Anne Richmond Boston, Jeff Calder, and Bob Elsey of the Swimming Pool Qs. The sessions were difficult, with O'Brien replaced, after only a few songs had been completed, by ex-Coolies leader Rob Gal. Bizarrely, the album reprises the debut's "A Girl Like Jesus," not with a remake but with the exact same recording that had appeared on Undertown.
Right as Rain disbanded in late 1992, but the original lineup of the band, with Jonny D., reunited and began playing Atlanta clubs in 2000. Mike Lorenz, who had gone on to play lead guitar in the Atlanta blues fixture the Shadows, was found dead in his car, apparently from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, on July 3, 2001.

Tracklist

1 She's Still Cryin'
2 House Of Love
3 Nobody Wants You Anymore
4 A Girl Like Jesus
5 It's Alright
6 Boomerang
7 A Place Inside
8 Crack In The World
9 Promiseland
10 Sweet Auburn
11 Trouble

 

THE TRAMPOLINES self titled 1997

by request
pop rock from Sweden

 

Tracklist

1 Like A Fish Out Of Sea
2 One By One
3 Into The Whole
4 Just For A While
5 Crossroads
6 Temporarily Insane
7 Milk & Honey
8 Bye Bye Porcupine
9 I'll Be Waiting There For You
10 Poison
11 She Sleeps
12 Sad Smile
 




PURE Generation Six Pack 1996

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Originally known as After All and Grin Factory, Vancouver-based Pure were signed to Reprise/Warner in 1991 on the strength of their demos. Vocalist Jordy Birch, guitarist Todd Simko, bassist Dave Hadley, drummer Leigh Grant and keyboard player Mark Henning released a four-song EP called Greed in 1992 and their debut album, Pureafunalia, later that year. After their song "Greedy" was used in the soundtrack for Cool World, Pure went on sabbatical before returning in 1995 with Anything Test. Generation Six-Pack followed in 1996. Henning and Grant departed by the time of 1998's Feverish, with drummer Jim Hobbs signing on in their stead.   
 

Tracklist

1 What It Is
2 Anna
3 Primajuana
4 The Hammock
5 Denial
6 Lemonade
7 Drugs, Guns And Booze
8 Nobody Knows I'm New Wave
9 Lilac
10 Wagner's Show
11 The Tip
12 Monster
13 Popcycle (The Politically Impure Medley)
 

13 June 2018

KARP Mustaches Wild 1994

by request
 
 

Tracklist

1 Dueling Banshees 4:12
2 13 Ways To A Cavity 2:31
3 Handsome Traveler 2:36
4 Flourpus 2:35
5 30 Ton Press 1:59
6 Me Big Mouth 2:55
7 Baby Bears's Porridge 2:11
8 Ahh, Flavor! 4:21
9 Propane Activist 1:34
10 Valley Of The Kings 7:12
 

RICHARD DAVIES Telegraph 1997

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Tracklist  

1 Cantina 4:18
2 Surface Of The Sun 3:20
3 Confederate Cheerio Call 5:39
4 Papillon 3:39
5 Crystal Clear 4:35
6 Eye Camera 2:51
7 Close To The Storyline 3:24
8 Main Street Electrical Parade 3:22
9 Evergreen 2:47
10 Days To Remember 6:47
 

THE FRUMPIES Frumpie One-Piece 1998

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Grrrl-punk supergroup the Frumpies was formed in Olympia, WA in 1992 by singers/guitarists Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox and Billy Karren, who together also joined forces in the now-legendary Bikini Kill; Bratmobile drummer Molly Neuman completed the original lineup, which debuted with the Chainsaw label seven-inch Alien Summer Nights. Babies and Bunnies appeared in 1993, with future Make-Up guitarist Michelle Mae signing on long enough to record TOMMY sLiCh. After a two-year hiatus, the Frumpies reunited in 1996, soon recording Eunuch Nights; the CD collection Frumpie One Piece assembled all of the band's previous singles. 
 

Tracklist  

1 Malice And Discontent
2 I Just Wanna Puke On The Stereo
3 Do You Wanna Donuts
4 Baby Plays For Pritty
5 Alien Summer
6 Fuck Kitty
7 Giveaway Pile
8 Weird Machine
9 Intertube Tomorrow
10 Be Good
11 Whatshisname Hearts The Frumpies
12 She's A Real Cutie Pie
13 Safety First
14 Weary Ingenues And Snotty Brats
15 Duvet Ta
16 Fake Antagonism Rules, Okay
17 Tommy Slich
18 Planet What
19 Fuck Yr. Frumpies
20 Deliberate Indifference
21 Eunuch Nights
22 Of Ever And Now On
23 You'll See
24 Wrong Way Round
 

11 June 2018

33.3 self titled 1998



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Plays Music
Experimental trio 33.3 formed on the campus of Yale University in the autumn of 1997; comprising cellist/bassist Dominique Davison, guitarist Brian Alfred and drummer Steven Walls, the group issued their debut LP on Aesthetics Records in 1998. Plays Music arrived the following year.  

Tracklist

1 Miles
2 Coalesce
3 Quilted Giraffe
4 Sacco & Vanzetti
5 Latex Matrix
6 Rancho Diablo
7 Sine Curve
8 Window Treatment
9 Disperse




THE LUNE On The Cutting Room Floor 1998




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On the Cutting Room Floor
Roots music-inspired experimental trio the Lune originally comprised Jeff Goddard, Brad White and Mark Romano. The group kept a relatively low profile for much of the 1990s, fine-tuning their idiosyncratic take on jazz and blues over a series of indie-label singles, including a split release with bassist Goddard's other band, Karate. Finally, in 1998 the Lune issued a full-length LP, On the Cutting Room Floor, on Aesthetics Records; an EP, Sill, appeared that same year. Goddard soon left the group, and White and Romano continued as a duo. 

Tracklist  

1 The Hook 1:58
2 Pain And Pleasure At The Failure Of Will 2:46
3 Fast 3:51
4 Get Along 2:09
5 That Night 3:58
6 What No Brings 4:07
7 Old Trumpet 4:38
8 Lucky 1:53
9 Basically, A Life Of Crime 2:00
10 The Decision 4:46
11 Young And Full Of Poison 3:19
12 When The Woods Came 3:33

SUPAFUZZ self titled 1998

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Supafuzz
After the collapse of the Lexington, KY, rock outfit Black Cat Bone in the early '90s, guitarist/vocalist David Angstrom decided to form a new heavy rock band in 1993. Dubbed Supafuzz, after the 1970s guitar pedal, Angstrom, bassist Dean Smith, and Chris Hardesty began playing shows around the local scene. Following some lineup changes, the group released two LPs, the self-titled Supafuzz and All About the Rock. Since 1994, Supafuzz has been playing shows in and around the Kentucky area. It wasn't until original drummer Chris Hardesty left, however, that the group recorded the 11-song LP Pretty Blank Page for the indie label Violently Hip with Hardesty's replacement, Chris Leathers. The New York-based Gotham Records caught wind of the band and signed them on in the fall of 1998. The imprint re-released Pretty Blank Page as a self-titled LP shortly thereafter, adding three new songs to the 11 pre-existing ones. Following the re-release, bassist Dean Smith left and was replaced by Jason Groves. Supafuzz released their second full-length LP, All About the Rock, on Gotham Records in the fall of 2000. 
 

Tracklist  

1 Superstar 3:10
2 Push 3:16
3 Bushhog 4:12
4 Long Way Home 4:57
5 Under A Gun 3:20
6 You Don't Even Know Me... 2:41
7 Welcome To Another Day In The Life Of A Fool 3:16
8 Mr. Policeman 4:33
9 Downed 4:22
10 Unglued 3:10
11 Pretty Blank Page 3:30
12 Hollow 2:53
13 Breathe 3:05
14 Joke 3:52
15 Untitled 9:01
 

10 June 2018

ADD N TO (X) On The Wires Of Our Nerves 1998

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Vero Electronics
Name-checking a diverse cast of progenitors including Varése, Xenakis, and Robert Moog, as well as Can and Stereolab, Add N to X are electro-historians of a sort, collectors of vintage synthesizer technology, and fierce propagators of the man-machine aesthetic (the cover of their second album features member Ann Shenton on the operating table with a synthesizer either being inserted or taken out of her organ cavity). The trio formed when Shenton met Barry Smith in 1993; both were fans of vintage synth and the proto-electronica crafted in the 1960s and '70s by such luminaries as Wendy Carlos, Pierre Henry and even Roxy Music. After becoming Add N to X one year later, Shenton and Smith recruited theremin expert Steven Claydon plus an organic rhythm section for their live show, consisting of Stereolab's Andy Ramsay on drums and Rob Hallam from the High Llamas. After the debut Add N to X album Vero Electronics was released in 1996 on Blow Up, the group toured America, where their propulsive live show earned more comparisons to Suicide than an ostensibly sympathetic group like Tortoise. On the Wires of Our Nerves appeared in 1998 and Avant Hard followed in April of 1999. The following year they released Add Insult to Injury, which saw the group move in a more accessible, pop direction. 
 

Tracklist  

1 We Are Add N To X 2:13
2 Murmur One 7:06
3 Sound Of Accelerating Concrete 4:01
4 Gentle Germans 2:30
5 The Black Regent 6:57
6 Planet Munich 2:04
7 King Wasp 3:35
8 Orgy Of Bubastus 5:15
9 Grey Body, Green Gun 5:02
10 On The Wires Of Our Nerves 5:28
11 Hit Me 6:00
12 Sir Ape 4:45
 

ZEBRAHEAD Waste of Mind 1998

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Waste of Mind
The Orange County, CA-based punk-rap outfit Zebrahead was formed in 1996 by vocalist/guitarist Justin Mauriello, guitarist Greg Bergdorf, bassist Ben Osmundson, and drummer Ed Udhus. Inspired by acts including Fugazi and the Descendents, the group found themselves uninspired by the local trend toward ska-punk and instead began incorporating elements of hip-hop into their sound, eventually recruiting rapper Ali Tabatabaee to join their ranks. After issuing the EP Yellow on the indie label Dr. Dream in May 1998, Zebrahead signed to major label Columbia to release their full-length debut, Waste of Mind, which appeared later that same year. Playmate of the Year was issued in mid-2000 and the Stupid Fat Americans EP followed only in Japan the next year. The guys headed over to Europe with Green Day to support the records, playing various festival dates as well. Throughout the years, they also shared gigs with bands like Less Than Jake, Kottonmouth Kings, 311, Reel Big Fish, and Goldfinger. The full-length MFZB (aka "Motherf*cking Zebrahead Bitch!") appeared in 2003, after which Mauriello exited the group to pursue other interests. His departure distressed fans, as the singing/rapping dynamic between him and Tabatabaee was crucial to the band's sound. However, Zebrahead was soon back in action with the addition of new vocalist/guitarist Matty Lewis to their lineup (who sounded remarkably like Mauriello). They spent summer 2006 on the Warped Tour as Broadcast to the World was released overseas that July through SPV/Sony. The album went gold in Japan in just a month's time, and the guys spent fall on dates throughout Europe. 
 

Tracklist

1 Check 2:25
2 Get Back 3:31
3 The Real Me 3:58
4 Someday 3:02
5 Waste Of Mind 3:32
6 Feel This Way 3:44
7 Walk Away 3:22
8 Big Shot 3:00
9 Swing 2:50
10 Jag Off 3:25
11 Time 3:10
12 Move On 4:06
13 Fly Daze 4:34
14 Bootylicious Vinyl 3:27