20 August 2019

FIELD TRIP Ripe 1991

 

 


Field Trip was a four-piece rock band from Pleasanton, California active in the 1980s and 1990s. The band's members included Jim Galbraith (guitar/songwriting) and his brother Tom (drums). Their songs were often played on college radio stations.[1][2] Their third album, Ripe, was released in 1991 on Slash Records and featured keyboards by Faith No More's Roddy Bottum.[3]

LONG HIND LEGS self titled 1997

 


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Long Hind Legs' debut treads the same dark, buzzy, and primitive synth territory as its successors, but to much different effect -- the basis of the album's compositions is pure pop, making for a casual reworking of mid-eighties synth-pop (only without the excess of that period). The project's later releases certainly delved into more interesting realms, but for melodic accessibility and pop appeal, Long Hind Legs is the release to look for.

Tracklist

1 Icarus Flew 3:28
2 In America 3:16
3 Open Wide 3:10
4 Alphabets Of Unreason 3:08
5 What Are We Doing?/Dogs, Restrained 7:11
6 A Curtain Is Drawn, A Veil Is Worn 3:09
7 Passion For Passion 3:45
8 Numb 5:38
9 Painfully Obvious 3:59
10 A Perfect Day 6:03


BABY FOX A Normal Family 1996

 


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A Normal Family
The dub-blues trio Baby Fox formed in the late '80s around vocalist Christine Leach plus producers Alex Gray and Dwight Clarke. Influenced by Burt Bacharach, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Gang Starr, among others, the group debuted in 1996 with A Normal Family for Roadrunner Records. Two years later, Baby Fox released their second, Dum Dum Baby
 

Tracklist  

1 Jonny Lipshake 4:53
2 Celebrate 1:07
3 Curlylocks 5:34
4 Ladybird 4:08
5 Alienway 4:49
6 A Normal Family 0:17
7 Girl 1:31
8 Black Twister 0:38
9 In Your Dreams 5:18
10 Our Face Is Not A Jackal 1:47
11 Za Za 5:40
12 Gloria Graham 1:15
13 Rain 4:17
 

LOW owL Remix 1998




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Secret Name
Formed in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1993, Low were perhaps the slowest of the so-called "slowcore" bands; delicate, austere, and hypnotic, the trio's music rarely rose above a whisper, divining its dramatic tension in the unsettling open spaces created by the absence of sound. The group initially won over listeners and critics with music that was dramatically spare and keenly focused on the dynamics of their performances; this era peaked with 1999's Secret Name and 2001's Things We Lost in the Fire. Once Low signed with Sub Pop Records, they embraced a fuller sound and a more diverse approach, including expanded instrumentation (2005's The Great Destroyer), pop-accented production (2011's C'mon), and experiments in discordant electronics (2018's Double Negative), with the harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker serving as their aural constants. Initially comprising the husband-and-wife team of guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk and drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker, along with bassist John Nichols, Low began as an experimental reaction to the predominance of grunge. Producer and Shimmy Disc Records founder Kramer soon invited the group to record at his Noise N.J. studios, and the resulting demos earned them a deal with the Virgin-distributed Vernon Yard label.

I Could Live in Hope
After reentering the studio with Kramer, Low emerged with their 1994 debut, I Could Live in Hope, a beautiful set spotlighting the trio's hauntingly minimal aesthetic -- even Parker's drum set consisted of only a snare and a hi-hat. Nichols exited the group prior to 1995's lovely Long Division, recorded with new bassist Zak Sally. A subsequent appearance on the Joy Division tribute A Means to an End was later expanded into the following year's Transmission EP, a five-track set also featuring a rendition of Supreme Dicks' "Jack Smith." With new producer Steve Fisk behind the boards, Low returned later in 1996 with The Curtain Hits the Cast. The Songs for a Dead Pilot EP followed in 1997 and marked Low's debut with their new label, Kranky, for whom they also released the critically acclaimed Secret Name in 1999. The late '90s also saw them issue Owl (Low Remixes) and the Christmas mini-album, which featured a cover of "Little Drummer Boy" that became a minor hit when it was featured in The Gap's holiday season commercials in 2000. 2000 also brought the release of The Exit Papers, a limited-edition instrumental EP Low described as "a soundtrack to an imaginary film."
Trust
The band's brilliant Things We Lost in the Fire arrived on Kranky in 2001, with the darker, more subdued Trust coming the following year. Two years later, the B-sides/rare tracks collection A Lifetime of Temporary Relief appeared on Low's own Chairkickers Music imprint. For their seventh full-length album, 2005's The Great Destroyer, Low moved to Sub Pop; the second leg of the group's tour in support of the album had to be canceled after Sparhawk announced he was in treatment for depression. By 2007 he was feeling well enough to return to work, and the group released its second LP for Sub Pop, the politically charged Drums and Guns; Sparhawk had also launched a side project, the Retribution Gospel Choir, whose debut album appeared in 2008.
The Invisible Way
Released in 2011, C'mon marked the debut of bassist Steve Garrington, while the band also stretched its boundaries by working with producer Matt Beckley, who had previously worked with mainstream pop acts such as Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne. In 2013, Low's 20th anniversary, the group released The Invisible Way, which featured production from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. Low returned with a new studio album, Ones and Sixes, in September 2015, which the band produced in collaboration with recording engineer BJ Burton; Glenn Kotche of Wilco was a guest on the sessions. In 2016, Low reissued The Exit Papers, making the EP available on vinyl and as a digital download for the first time. Low returned to the studio with BJ Burton to record 2018's Double Negative, an unusually forceful and challenging album that found the trio experimenting with dissonant electronic backings and aggressively Auto-tuned vocals.

 Tracklist 

1 Down (Porter Ricks Remix) 13:25
2 Anon (Spore) 5:10
3 Over The Ocean ('91 Party Dance Mix) 6:39
4 Laugh (Vox-Reverse Tele) 5:44
5 Anon (Pollen) 5:12
6 Do You Know How To Waltz (Vert) 4:31
7 Over The Ocean (Re-Remix Of Tranquility Bass '91 Party Dance Mix) 5:45
8 Words (J + S Mix) 6:26


THE SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN Appetite of Kings 1996

 


 
The Showcase Showdown was an American band that was a fixture in Boston's punk rock scene in the 1990s.[1] The band toured the Northeast extensively[2] and became notorious for their tongue-in-cheek songs, often about obscure cultural icons from political history, television shows and comic books. Its name was among these references, referring to the "Showcase Showdown," a game play element on the game show The Price Is Right
 

YAPHET KOTTO The Killer Was In The Government Blankets 1999

 


Hardcore punk band from Santa Cruz, CA dealing with political and social issues. They formed in 1996 and disbanded in 2005.
 

SHOTMAKER Mouse Ear [Forget-Me-Not] 1996




Canadian hardcore/emo band from Belleville, Ontario, active from 1993 until 1996.
 

THEE HEADCOATS / THEE HEADCOATEES The Kids Are All Square - This Is Hip! + Girlsville 1993

garage rock featuring Thee Headcoats and Thee Headcoatees - an all female garage rock band


 Tracklist 



The Kids Are All Square - This Is Hip!
1 Thee Headcoats I'm A Gamekeeper
2 Thee Headcoats Davey Crockett
3 Thee Headcoats Monkey's Paw
4 Thee Headcoats Ballad Of The Fogbound Pinhead
5 Thee Headcoats All My Feelings Denied
6 Thee Headcoats Cowboys Are Square
7 Thee Headcoats I Can Destroy All Your Love
8 Thee Headcoats Poccahontas Was Her Name
9 Thee Headcoats Nanook Of The North
10 Thee Headcoats A Town Named Squaresville
11 Thee Headcoats Karasal


Girlsville
12 Thee Headcoatees Wild Man
13 Thee Headcoatees When The Night Comes
14 Thee Headcoatees Stolen Love
15 Thee Headcoatees Round Every Corner
16 Thee Headcoatees Run For Your Life
17 Thee Headcoatees Give It To Me
18 Thee Headcoatees Dirty Old Man
19 Thee Headcoatees Melvin
20 Thee Headcoatees The First Plane Home
21 Thee Headcoatees Meet Jacqueline
22 Thee Headcoatees Boysville
23 Thee Headcoatees Money

DAG NASTY Four On The Floor 1992

 


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Can I Say
Dag Nasty kept roaring D.C.-styled hardcore alive during the mid-'80s. Although the group was more accessible and melodic than Minor Threat, it never lost its bracing, blistering edge. Formed by former Minor Threat and Meatmen guitarist Brian Baker and ex-DYS vocalist Dave Smalley, Dag Nasty recorded their first album, Can I Say (1986), with D.C.-punk guru Ian MacKaye assisting on the production. The following year, Smalley left the group; he was replaced by Peter Cortner, who added more pop elements to the band's sound. Dag Nasty moved from MacKaye's Dischord label to Giant in 1988, releasing their last album of the '80s, Field Day. Along with former Big Boy Chris Gates, Baker formed the metal band Junkyard in 1989, which released two records on Geffen before fading away. Dag Nasty came back together in 1992, releasing Four on the Floor for the growing underground punk scene that was only a few short years from breaking into the mainstream. The response was enthusiastic, but the band stepped away from the business again. Ten years later, they reunited with the emo-rock call to arms Minority of One and released it on Revelation Records. In 2010, Ian MacKaye released Dag with Shawn -- the original recordings from Can I Say taken from a session with Dag Nasty's very first vocalist, Shawn Brown -- on Dischord. 
 

Tracklist  

1 Still Waiting 2:52
2 Going Down 2:24
3 Turn It Around 3:25
4 Million Days 3:37
5 Roger 1:20
6 S.F.S. 2:51
7 We Went Wrong 3:22
8 Down Time 2:51
9 Lie Down And Die 2:27
10 Mango 3:12
 

SPLIT LIP For The Love of the Wounded 1993

 


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Split Lip was probably the most important emotionally tinged hardcore band to emerge from the Midwest. Alongside Endpoint, Split Lip helped prove to an international audience that a band could effectively combine the chunky thrash of the coastal straight-edge hardcore scenes with the warm emotional depth of certain, more popular music, emotive drive, and political slant of D.C. bands like Embrace. Split Lip's songs were mosh-pit inducing, yet often elicited tears and scream-along empathy from audiences. The band formed in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, IN, in 1990, with vocalist Steve Dujinske, guitarist Clayton Snyder, bassist Curtis Mead, and drummer Charlie Walker. They recorded a poorly circulated demo, but didn't really get moving until vocalist David Moore and lead guitarist Adam Rubenstein came aboard. Still in their teens, this lineup crafted heartfelt, chunky hardcore songs addressing political and personal issues, making a demo tape and then signing to Toledo, OH-based label Doghouse Records. They released their Soul Kill 7" single in 1992 -- complete with an essay that was heavily critical of Christopher Columbus, in commemoration of the 500-year anniversary of the "discovery" of the "new world." In 1994, the band debuted their first full-length album, For the Love of the Wounded, which blended the guitar dexterity of Metallica with the passionate, affected vocal approach of David Moore and his increasingly more poetic lyrics, which set them apart from the pack. It is perhaps the definitive record of the emocore genre. The band grew in popularity, becoming a headlining act at Ohio's More Than Music Festival and touring with the likes of Samuel, Shift, and Colossus of the Fall. Split Lip released their second album, Fate's Got a Driver, in 1995, just before deciding to change their name to Chamberlain. The album signaled the gradual change of the band into a more roots rock-inflected, radio-oriented outfit. Split Lip's second album was remixed (with the vocals re-recorded) and re-released under the new moniker. The final Split Lip release was called Archived Music for Stubborn People: Songs You May or May Not Have Heard Before and was delivered to fans in 1996. It is a collection of rare and hard to find tracks, including a compilation appearance, the out-of-print 7" single, three live songs, and three covers. The cover versions are of songs originally recorded by Midnight Oil (featuring Ashes vocalist Elanie Ritchie as a guest), Operation Ivy (complete with longtime roadie Matt Reece handling a verse) and Three. Former guitarist Adam Rubenstein's post-Chamberlain work includes material released under the name Adam Dove alongside members of Old Pike. Drummer Charlie Walker went on to make music with Sergio Vega, the Americans, and New End Original.

Tracklist

1 Anthem Boy
2 Sleep
3 Crestfallen (Intro)
4 Crestfallen
5 For The Love Of A Wounded Woman
6 Vintage
7 Upright Motive Nine
8 Show And Tell
9 Division Street
10 Untitled