14 July 2018

MONSTER MAGNET self titled 1990

by request


Artist Biography by


Powertrip
Retro-rock visionaries Monster Magnet spent much of the 1990s struggling against the prejudices imposed upon image and sound by alternative rock fashion nazis. In fact, it wasn't until that movement's late-'90s decline that the band's dogged persistence finally paid off and their fourth album, Powertrip, catapulted to gold sales status on the strength of its massive hard rock hit "Space Lord." In the meantime, Monster Magnet had managed to become one of the most successful and influential bands associated with the so-called underground "stoner rock" scene. And yet their influences span much further than that scene's foundations in '70s hard rock and metal, delving into space rock, psychedelia, and beyond. 
 

THE HELLACOPTERS Disappointment Blues 1998

by request
 
 Australian version (with track 2 Freeway To Hell)



11 July 2018

SPORE Fear God 1993

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WALKING WOUNDED Hard Times 1991

by request


Tracklist

1 Under The Sheltering Sky
2 Your Daughters And Your Sons
3 Pearls To Swine
4 Hard Times
5 Sweet Redemption
6 Loneliest Road In America
7 California
8 Sarah
9 Broken Spirits
10 Saddled By Idiots

09 July 2018

THE SHUTDOWNS T-75 1999

punk/garage rock

 

Tracklist  

1 Anthem
2 It's All Right
3 Alien
4 Fix Me
5 Ready
6 My Life
7 Friends
8 No More
9 Come On
10 Streeter
11 Bellingham Beauty
12 Countdown
 



TOP Emotion Lotion 1991

from that Manchester sound


 

Tracklist

1 Number One Dominator 4:00
2 Buzzin 3:41
3 Soul Magic 4:30
4 Hi Baby Hi 4:12
5 Goodnight 3:07
6 Feel Good 3:07
7 Love By Demand 3:32
8 Easy 3:05
9 As Far As I Can See 2:44
10 She's Got All The World 3:34
11 Life's Only Dreaming 4:19
 

JOYRIDE Johnny Bravo 1992

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Artist Biography by

Joyride was a punk-pop offshoot of Orange County hardcore pioneers the Adolescents, forming after the 1989 dissolution of that band's mid-'80s reunion lineup. Bassist/vocalist Steve Soto and drummer Sandy Hansen -- the former a charter Adolescent, the latter a reunion-only player -- teamed up with guitarist/co-lead vocalist Greg Antista and guitarist Mike McKnight. Onetime off-and-on Adolescents guitarist Frank Agnew was a charter member early on, but quickly left to focus on his family life instead. Joyride soon won a following around L.A. and especially Orange County (they were based in the latter's Fullerton area), continuing the latter-day Adolescents' move into the punky power pop fare that was quickly becoming the local stock in trade.
Joyride self-recorded their debut album, Johnny Bravo, on a miniscule budget, and landed a deal with the small indie label Dr. Dream, which issued the record in 1992. Although it won enthusiastic reviews from local media, it was also hampered by subpar distribution and a relative lack of promotional resources. The same fate befell 1994's similarly well-received Another Month of Mondays. Joyride completed a third album, to have been titled Promises and Lies, but Dr. Dream folded before it could be released. With no major-label deal having materialized, and with McKnight and Hansen anxious to devote time to their families, Joyride decided to call it a day in 1996. Antista formed the similar-sounding trio Foxy, while Soto moved on to play with 22 Jacks (which briefly included Hansen) and the jokey punk cover band Manic Hispanic.

Tracklist  

1 Take A Chance
2 24 Hours
3 The Only Thing I Wanted To Have Was You
4 Sleep A Little Longer
5 We All Fall Down
6 Asking For More
7 Daydreaming On The Front Line
8 Home
9 All You Found
10 Turn It Around
11 The One That Got Away

THE MOTHERS First Born 1991

by request

 

Tracklist

1 Miracle Man 3:21
2 Sponge 5:53
3 Even If We Lose 4:45
4 Kingfisher Rock 4:26
5 Lady Leave The Pain 3:38
6 Oasis 6:28
7 Drag Racer 3:09
8 Make No Mistake 3:53
9 Pond 4:33
10 Night Is My Day 5:02
11 Truly 4:06
 

04 July 2018

I HATE THE 90s IS TAKING A BREAK





I'll be taking a break from 4 July until 8 July.
Please hold off on emails, requests and reups until next week.
Thanks!

P.S. The chatbox will be locked.

01 July 2018

JOHAN self titled 1996


thanks to Jim


AllMusic Review by

The first album by the Dutch pop quartet Johan didn't make a lot of noise outside the Netherlands, which is a shame because its mix of indie-guitar nervousness, power pop hooks, and retro-pop sophistication is absolutely terrific. Singer-guitarist Jacco de Greeuw sings the instantly catchy tunes in flawless unaccented English, in accordance with the grand Europop tradition, and lead guitarist Remco Krull fills the songs with just-so one-note solos and Wedding Present-style strummy riffs. The songs, all originals with the odd and unexpectedly perfect exception of a suitably psychedelic cover of Aphrodite's Child's "It's Five O'Clock," are uniformly solid, and the simple, straightforward production keeps things relatively unadorned, with the exception of a moody cello on "Swing" and layered, breathy overdubbed harmonies on the trippy "Life on Mars" (not the Bowie song). An unpretentious debut with few weaknesses.

Tracklist  

1 Everybody Knows 3:23
2 Not Funny Anymore (It's) 2:37
3 Back In School 2:19
4 Payment 3:15
5 5 O'Clock (It's) 4:35
6 Easy (It's) 3:09
7 Suffer Baby 3:14
8 Life On Mars 3:10
9 December 3:02
10 Porneaux 3:49
11 Swing 4:05
12 He's Not There 3:41
13 Brown Mice 7:24



ROSEWATER ELIZABETH Faint 1994

by request
 
shoegaze/goth rock/ethereal
 

Tracklist  

1 A Cloud Hides The Moon 4:54
2 Cease 4:26
3 Majestic Times 6:31
4 Red Hair Whisper 2:24
5 It Swallows Me Whole 4:31
6 Horizon 3:15
7 Om 4:52
8 Alas 5:21

29 June 2018

BOOM CRASH OPERA Fabulous Beast 1993

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Artist Biography by


The Best Things: Greatest Hits
Originally a five-piece formed in Melbourne in 1985, Australian rock band Boom Crash Opera, like many before them, got their grounding from the pub rock circuit. Their striking debut blended the muscular rock of "Listen Like Thieves"-period INXS with an almost English melodic richness not dissimilar to Tears for Fears. Power vocalist Dale Ryder was backed by trademark chant style vocals from the other bandmembers, including group co-founders and writing partners guitarist/bassist Richard Pleasance and guitarist Peter Farnan (credited also as executive producers), alongside producer Alex Sadkin, who tragically died shortly after he finished working on the band's 1987 self-titled debut. Keyboardist Greg O'Connor and drummer Peter Maslen completed the BCO lineup. After five hit singles at home, including the number one "Great Wall," another single, "Her Charity," did well in getting them noticed in the States, as did "Onion Skin" (a Top Ten rock chart hit) and "Talk About It" from the band's second disc, These Here Are Crazy Times. However, the hand of fate that helped INXS, Icehouse, and Midnight Oil find success abroad eluded BCO, although many argued they deserved wider acclaim and recognition. Further misfortune would occur upon the departure (due to tinnitus) of Pleasance, as well as wrangles with their label. They finally settled on BMG for their next album, Fabulous Beast, which marked the debut of Pleasance's replacement, Ian Tilley. Many more singles were notched up in Australia, culminating in a 1998 best-of appropriately titled Best Things, after which O'Connor left. Pleasance went on to produce other artists such as Deborah Conway (Do Re Mi) and Noiseworks' Jon Stevens; he also worked with Suzanne Vega and Elvis Costello. Two Pleasance solo albums, Galleon and Colourblind, were issued by John Farnham's Gotham Records.

Tracklist

1 My Revelation 5:46
2 This Isn't Love 3:30
3 In The Morning 3:57
4 Bettadaze 4:01
5 The Colour Of Love 4:35
6 Strike A Match 3:47
7 Look Up What's Coming Down 4:13
8 What A Goodnight 4:37
9 You Wouldn't Want To Know 4:08
10 I Am Nature 4:27
11 Don't Let On 4:07
12 The Last Place On Earth 4:53

28 June 2018

JULES SHEAR Unplug This 1991

by request
 


THE SUPER FRIENDZ Slide Show 1996

by request
 
 
 

Artist Biography by

Like fellow Murderecords bands Eric's Trip, Jale, and the Inbreds, the Super Friendz broke up before they reached success -- if success means big U.S. sales. The group was well-known and respected on Canada's East Coast, with each member writing and singing his own songs, but their many talents ultimately led to the band's demise.

Sticktoitiveness
Formed in 1993 by Matt Murphy (guitar), Charles Austin (bass), and Drew Yamada (guitar), the trio was influenced by Television, the Clash, the Kinks, Neil Young, the Beatles, and the Meat Puppets. They played the burgeoning Halifax rock-pop scene with a myriad of stand-in drummers, including Thrush Hermit's Cliff Gibb and Sloan's Chris Murphy (no relation, though they've influenced each other's music). The Super Friendz released their first EP, By Request, in 1993 on the then-local Murderecords label. The cassette-only Sticktoitiveness was released in 1994, and in late 1994 they recorded their full-length debut, Mock Up/Scale Down, in ten days. The album was produced by Brenndan McGuire (Jale, Thrush Hermit, Sloan) without a permanent drummer -- local percussionist Dave Marsh filled in. After Mock Up's release in 1995, Lonnie James signed on as the fourth member of the Super Friendz. The refreshingly pop album had solid reviews and sales, and was nominated for a Best Alternative Album Juno in 1996. The band's second EP, Play the Game, Not Games, was released in 1996; the full-length gem Slide Show was issued in 1997, as was the U.S. release of Sticktoitiveness, which combined Mock Up and Play the Game. Like other Halifax groups, the bandmembers had many side projects, but soon the Super Friendz project itself was pushed aside. The group disbanded in September 1997, and the old Friendz worked on their other music activities full time. Matt Murphy formed the Flashing Lights, Austin opened his own recording studio and formed Neusiland, Yamada toured with Mike O'Neill (of the Inbreds) and played with Neusiland, and James formed Lonnie James and the High Five Band. Murphy and James later lived and played in Toronto, while Yamada and Austin stayed in Halifax.

Tracklist  

1 Up And Running 3:28
2 No Good Reason 2:18
3 Stop-Start 3:24
4 Two Songs 4:19
5 Prattle On 3:27
6 Everything Writes Itself 2:50
7 Fooled At First 3:34
8 Forever A Day 2:57
9 Absurd Without It 2:00
10 Slow-Motion Blues 4:09
11 Citizens Banned 4:48
12 Star In One 3:54
13 Evening Sun 3:11
14 The World's Most Embarassing Moment 5:31