28 May 2015

GRASS OF '96 Various Artists

 
 

Tracklist 

1 Chimera (4) Catch Me
2 Chimera (4) Night Song
3 Wrens, The Surprise, Honeycomb
4 Wrens, The I've Made Enough Friends
5 Ditch Witch Fake A Smile
6 Ditch Witch Steal This Town
7 Half Hour To Go Theatre In The Round
8 Half Hour To Go Shave
9 Marshes, The Offshore
10 Marshes, The Obnoxious
11 New Radiant Storm King Embry's Crossroads
12 New Radiant Storm King Blood For A Vase
13 Godplow That Metallic Taste
14 Godplow Beat On The Love Box
15 O-Matic No Pinky, No Leather
16 O-Matic Slow Ass Cadillac
17 Wasted Time Why's The World?
18 Wasted Time Imitation
19 Seade Kool-Aid Mustache
20 Seade Watered Eyes
21 A Ten O'Clock Scholar Infant

26 May 2015

ICE Under the Skin 1993

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Artist Biography by


The darker visions of industrial-strength trip-hop plus death-metal raging equals the intense dub-hop of Ice. A side-project-of-sorts formed around Godflesh's Justin K. Broadrick and God's Kevin Martin (the same lineup comprising Techno Animal), Ice formed in the early '90s with additional bandmembers Dave Cochrane and Alex Buess. The quartet released Under the Skin, their debut LP, in 1993. Broadrick and Martin both kept quite busy with other work -- for Techno Animal, Final, Godflesh, God, and others -- and released only the 1995 remix EP Quarantine. Finally, in 1998, Ice returned with their second album, Bad Blood, and new drummer Lou Ciccotelli, plus collaborators like Sebastian Laws and Scott Harding of New Kingdom, Blixa Bargeld, DJ Vadim, and El-P from Company Flow
 

Tracklist

1 Juggernaut Kiss 7:40
2 Survival Of The Fattest 5:59
3 Out Of Focus 9:53
4 .357 Magnum Is A Monster 7:51
5 Skyscraper 8:16
6 The Flood 6:12
7 Stick Insect 7:29
8 Implosion 10:15
9 The Swimmer 13:28
 

23 May 2015

THE SADIES Precious Moments 1998


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Artist Biography by


Precious Moments
One of the most accomplished bands to emerge from the North American indie and roots rock scene, the Sadies are an eclectic group led by brothers Dallas Good and Travis Good, who've crafted a distinctive sound, absorbing influences from traditional country, surf music, and garage rock, and bending it into something unique with their estimable instrumental skills. Hailing from Toronto, Dallas and Travis came from a musical family; their father Bruce Good and uncles Brian Good and Larry Good were members of the Canadian country-rock band the Good Brothers, while their mother Margaret was a vocalist and music educator. Dallas and Travis played with the Good Brothers for a spell before forming the Sadies in 1994 with Sean Dean and Mike Belitsky, and made their debut album in 1998, Precious Moments, which was recorded by indie icon Steve Albini and featured guest vocals from a then little-known Neko Case. The Sadies dropped two very different albums in 1999 -- a second studio effort, Pure Diamond Gold, and a collaboration with renegade R&B singer and songwriter Andre Williams titled Red Dirt. The group's third full-length, Tremendous Efforts, followed in early 2001, teaming them with Albini for the second time. A year later, Stories Often Told marked their first album without Albini, with Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo in the producer's chair.
Favourite Colours
The Sadies stepped forward to produce themselves on 2003's Favourite Colours; Robyn Hitchcock made a guest appearance, contributing vocals and lyrics on one track. That same year, the Sadies teamed with Jon Langford of the Mekons for the collaborative album Mayors of the Moon, and the band also toured with Neko Case as her backing ensemble; the tour was documented by a live album, 2004's The Tigers Have Spoken. In 2006 the Sadies released their own live album, In Concert, Vol. 1, recorded during a two-night stand at Lee's Palace in Toronto and featuring a wealth of guest stars, from Garth Hudson of the Band to Jon Spencer of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. A studio album followed a few months later, Tales of the Rat Fink, which consisted of cues the group had written for a documentary about landmark auto customizer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. The Sadies released another studio album, New Seasons, in 2007, and in 2009 they joined forces with John Doe of X to cut a set of classic country tunes, Country Club.
Darker Circles
The powerful and atmospheric Darker Circles followed in 2010, which was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and in 2012 Garth Hudson invited the Sadies to take part in the sessions for Chest Fever: A Canadian Celebration of the Band, in which they were joined by Hudson and Neil Young to record a version of the Bob Dylan classic "This Wheel's on Fire." Young was impressed enough that he invited the Sadies to open the show for a tour of Canada with Crazy Horse. In 2012 a second album with Andre Williams was released, Night & Day, recorded over a period of several years as Williams struggled with health problems. In 2013 the Sadies looked back to their past with The Good Family Album, a collaboration with the current edition of the Good Brothers, while also blazing new trails with Internal Sounds, an ambitious set featuring guest vocals from iconic folksinger Buffy Sainte-Marie. The Sadies released yet another collaborative effort in 2014, a long-simmering project with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip titled Gord Downie, the Sadies, and the Conquering Sun

Tracklist

1 Guns Speak 0:42
2 Dying Is Easy 1:32
3 Glass Of Wine 2:02
4 Red Cloth 0:59
5 Little Sadie 1:58
6 Cheat 1:48
7 Cowhand 2:28
8 Pretty Polly 2:35
9 Clam Chowder 1:35
10 Seventy-six (Pretend To Have The Same Interests) 3:35
11 Wagonwheel 2:31
12 Snow Squadron 1:41
13 Same Song 1:27
14 Wrap Around 2:01
15 Tell Her Lies & Feed Her Candy 2:00
16 Rubber Bat 1:16
17 Clear A Path 1:18
18 Rabid Monkey 1:14
19 Barbarosa 3:04
20 Lil Cottontail 1:28

UNWOUND The Future of What 1995

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Tracklist


1 New Energy 1:57
2 Demolished 2:49
3 Natural Disasters 3:15
4 Re-Enact The Crime 2:42
5 Equally Stupid 3:06
6 Pardon My French 1:30
7 Descension 4:21
8 Accidents On Purpose 1:55
9 Petals Like Bricks 2:22
10 Vern's Answer To The Masses 0:39
11 Here Come The Dogs 2:06
12 Disappoint 5:18
13 Swan 8:09
14 Full Explanation Of Answer 5:24
15 Excuse Me But Pardon My French 4:02
16 ...But Pardon... 2:42
17 ...My French 6:53

SLEEPYHEAD Communist Love Songs 1995

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Tracklist


1 Go West!
2 The Communist Love Song
3 The Coronation
4 Ice Cream Cone
5 My Blooz
6 I Love You The Rain
7 Sticky
8 Rolling Rita
9 Forensic Studies Show
10 Born To Loose
11 Yer Excellence

SQUIRRELS Harsh Toke Of Reality 1993

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Artist Biography by


What Gives?
Seattle rock & roll ironists the Squirrels were led by singer Rob Morgan, a longtime veteran of the Pacific Northwest underground scene who previously fronted local punk legends the Fishsticks. After further honing his goofy bubblegum-punk approach with the Pudz, in 1984 Morgan formed Ernest Anyway and the Mighty, Mighty Squirrels with members of the Young Fresh Fellows; the group's 1986 debut Sing the Hits of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates/Five Virgins juxtaposed renditions of material by the aforementioned Kidd with covers of psych-era hits like "Spirit in the Sky" and "Hair." As the Young Fresh Fellows' own notoriety grew, Morgan was forced to assemble a new lineup, dubbed the New Age Urban Squirrels; subsequent incarnations included Squirrels Group '87, Ron Voyage and the New Squirrels, and finally, around the 1990 release of What Gives?, simply the Squirrels. Two years later, the group issued a Christmas album, Son of Snowman/Don't Fear the Snowman, followed in 1993 by Harsh Toke of Reality. In the wake of the Scrapin' the Hits retrospective, Morgan disbanded the Squirrels in late 1997, but a year later teamed with keyboardist Tom Morrison to record a new track for a Sparks tribute LP; the project ultimately resulted in the formation of a new Squirrels lineup which issued the Pink Floyd potshot The Not-So-Bright Side of the Moon in 2000.
 

Tracklist 

1 Intro (Eggs Benedict)
2 Happy Guy
3 Coming Up
4 Let It Be
5 Betsy
6 Five O'Clock World
7 Got To Be A Reason
8 Bone Of Contention
9 Eggs Benedict (Ian Checks In)
10 Edge Of Yodeling
11 Draggin' The Line
12 Bobo
13 Jellyfish (Baby Cheevers Theme)
14 Swallowing Tadpoles, Poopin' Out Frogs
15 I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
16 Pirouette Song (Formerly "Crazy Ballerina")
17 Eggs Benedict (Hope Ya Liked It!!)
 

21 May 2015

RIDEL HIGH Hi-Scores 1997

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Named in tribute to both singer/bassist Kevin Ridel and the school featured in the classic musical Grease, the Los Angeles-based alternative pop trio Ridel High also featured guitarist Steve Leroy and drummer Steve Coulter. The group debuted in 1997 with the indie label release Hi Scores; upon signing to A&M in 1998, Ridel High retooled a handful of the album tracks for re-release under the name Emotional Rollercoaster

Tracklist

1 Self-Destructive
2 Monsters Under Your Bed
3 180
4 Look At Me Now
5 Mouthful Of You
6 Another Song About Lying
7 As If The Sky Were On Fire
8 Disqualified
9 Places People Hide Their Money
10 Her Perspective From My Perspective
11 Battleship Grey
12 Galaxy Girl
13 Hello