28 August 2011

GOD AND TEXAS History Volume One 1992


Yep, it's more God and Texas!
And I still have my God and Texas t-shirt when I saw them at Sluggo's. I know, I know, I've said that before but still...got to boast about it.
By the way, although you will find that the original CD has 24 tracks, this rip is 23 tracks because tracks 18 "Unknown" and track 19 "Purge" ran together.






27 August 2011

LICK Breech 1995


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TEEN HEROES Audio Satellite 1998


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ZIPGUN Baltimore 1993


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24 August 2011

SNUG Caroline EP 1997

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THIRD STONE Hack 1995


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SWEET WATER self titled 1993


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Biography

by Chris True

A Seattle, WA based band that got rolling just as that city's musical revolution of the early 1990s was taking hold -- their first show happened to be with a band (also making its first live appearance) named Mookie Blaylock, who would go on to find a bit of success as Pearl Jam -- Sweet Water managed to ply their trade through the waning years of the alt rock movement before being felled by the dreaded "hiatus" in 1999. Originally known as S.G.M., Sweet Water rode the wave of interest in the Pacific Northwest's musical offerings, and landed a major-label deal with Atlantic in 1992. The self-titled offering (not their first, however. The band put forth an independent release called Ter in 1990.) was a moderate success, but nowhere near that of other acts from the scene, i.e., » Read more



SMACK DAB Majestic Root 1994


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SMACK DAB
This quirky Brooklyn combo was formed at the urging of Wm. Berger (here playing drums), who recognized creative sparkle in modern dancer Linda Hagood and encouraged her to take up guitar and songwriting. The duo was joined by bassist Alec Stephens on Queen Crab, a wonderful collection of light, idiosyncratic material like "Big Planet," "Lucky" and "Dancing Uvula." With a cartoony Southern voice so high-pitched that many reckoned it to be contrived (it's not), Hagood fits in with the love rock of Beat Happening and the Mad Scene but shows more musical ambition. Contributions to tribute albums for the Fall and Love around this time showed Smack Dab's versatility and humor.

After Berger left to concentrate on Uncle Wiggly, newcomer J. Z. Barrell (ex-Alter Boys) brought his studio engineering prowess and add instrumental versatility to the fuller, more mature Majestic Root. Where Queen Crab was a fanciful one-woman show with excellent support, Majestic Root shows Hagood's positive reflections on love and life in a more adult light, with subdued tones and more intricate arrangements. The agile band covers a great deal of sultry, arty and troubled ground under her indelible stylistic stamp. Stephens exited Smack Dab in 1994 for a career slinging guitar with Railroad Jerk and was suitably replaced by Kansas City's Jeffrey J. Jensen, a Jonathan Richman fanatic.

Confusingly, there is an eponymous 2007 album by a second group called Smack Dab, this one an unrelated trio containing Spanish musician Paco Loco, Steve Wynn and his wife and drummer, Linda Pitmon.

[Ian Christe]

LALALAND Nude 1998


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23 August 2011

MAN WILL SURRENDER self titled 1997


Couldn't get enough of these guys in the 90's and still have their CDs on Conversion Records. A couple of times when I was publishing a fanzine, one of the guys called me to get me to send him a copy of it. If you like Shift and Quicksand, you'll like this. So now I can call them Shiftsand.

ROADS TO SPACE TRAVEL Ballad Jazz Waltz 1999


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22 August 2011

THE HOT MONKEY More Than Lazy 1996


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Tracklist

1 Favors
2 That Certain Thing
3 4 Eyes
4 Steam
5 Wheel
6 Sometimes
7 Monty Carlo
8 Hide-N-Seek
9 Wait Up
10 Dandy Lion
11 Other Ideas
12 The Strap
13 Sooner
14 I Won't Tell
15 Meat Truck
16 Hours
17 Think I Love You
18 Dinosaur Angel
19 Sain
 

21 August 2011

CIAO BELLA 1 1999


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Biography

by Jason Ankeny

Alameda, CA-based indie-pop duo Ciao Bella teamed singers/songwriters Mario Hernandez and Jamie McCormick, longtime friends who first joined forces under the name Teeny Hi-Fi for a 1992 single, "Weekend Go." Appearing live on only the rarest of occasions, the duo spent the next several years collaborating in their home studio, finally releasing their first material as Ciao Bella on a 1996 EP on the Winnipeg-based Endearing label. The full-length 1 followed on March Records in 1997, earning the band a worshipful following among indie-pop fanatics, but after a handful of subsequent compilation tracks Ciao Bella went on hiatus; McCormick went on to produce sessions for acts including the Aislers Set and the Fairways, while Hernandez recorded under the alias From Bubblegum to Sky.


SUPER 8 self titled 1996


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U.S. SAUCER Hell Yes! 1997


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Biography

by Greg Prato

U.S. Saucer's sleepy brand of rock is a mix of Red Red Meat's raw production and slurred vocals, with Morphine's sense of the experimental and the unconventional. Whereas Morphine is a trio without a guitarist, U.S. Saucer is a trio without a drummer.

The San Francisco-based band (which consists of singer/bassist David Tholfsen, singer/guitarist Margaret Murray, and Brian Hageman on guitar, vocals, and viola) produces an original take on blues/country/folk. Although Tholfsen's vocals certainly are an acquired taste (a mix of moaning and yodeling), music fans searching for the cutting edge and the uncommon will be in for a pleasant surprise. The band has released a total of three full-length albums for Amarillo Records -- 1992's My Company Is Misery, 1994's Tender Places Come from Nothing, and 1997's Hell, Yes! -- and have also appeared on a handful of compilations for small labels in countries such as Germany and Canada.

TOENUT




Information
1996

Danger! Humans Approach!
7 inch
1997 

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Artist Biography by

Toenut play a unique brand of rhythmically complex, experimental alternative rock topped off by the unearthly vocals Katie Walters. Atlanta natives Skipper Hartley and Richie Edelson sowed the seeds of the group back in 1991. Toenut recorded their debut single, Heyward/Information, for Half Baked Records in 1993. The track drew the interest of famed indie producer Kramer, who allowed the band to use his Noise New Jersey studio to record a demo. Through Kramer, the group met producer Steve Watson, who would become an important collaborator. Mute Records signed Toenut in 1994. The group's lineup was still in flux, however, particularly in the drummer position. Jeff Sullivan (Drivin' n' Cryin') had played frequently with the group, but Toenut, needing a more steady member, enlisted Colin English, who would become the band's sixth drummer. The demo recorded at Kramer's studio was tweaked and released as the group's debut LP, Information, in 1995. The group's sophomore effort, Two in the Pinata, came out in 1997. That same year, Toenut suffered a tragedy: on April 5, bassist Chris Collins was on his way to a show in Athens, GA, when he was killed in an automobile accident.


THIRD STONE The Stuff 1996


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THE ROOKS From the Shelves of Soundscape Studio 2002


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Biography

by Steve Huey

The Rooks gained a cult following among power pop fans in the 1990s with a style drawing its main inspirations from the Beatles, Big Star, and the Replacements. Leader and co-founder Mike Mazzarella (vocals, rhythm guitar) formed the group in New York with drummer Patrick Yourell in 1990 after their previous outfit, a Connecticut band called the Broken Hearts, dissolved. An early incarnation of the Rooks featured Mazzarella's friend and fellow power-popper Richard X. Heyman, as well as Heyman's wife » Read more

THE GOOPS self titled 1994

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Biography

by John Bush

The Goops were formed in 1992 by guitarist Brad Worrell and vocalist Eleanor Whitledge. After a succession of bandmembers joined and left, bassist Steve Mazur and drummer Jeff Benison climbed aboard just in time for the Goops' self-titled debut album for Blackout! Records. The punk-popsters toured with Rancid and the Offspring and followed the album with a single/comic-book package called "On the Road with the Goops." Reprise Records signed the group to its Kinetic sub-label and released second album Lucky in 1996. The Goops also have a song on the soundtrack to the film Mallrats



REDBELLY

self titled
1995

plus extras

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20 August 2011

MIND HEAVY MUSTARD Chemicals, Cigarettes, L.A. Women 1996


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KITTYWINDER Livres des Monstres 1996


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Biography

by Stewart Mason

Although only a minor figure in the post-Babes in Toyland burst of hard-rocking female-oriented alternative pop bands, New Hampshire's Kittywinder had quite a lot of promise that was frustratingly never quite fulfilled. Formed at the University of New Hampshire in Durham in 1992 (originally under the somewhat more eyebrow-raising name of Motorpussy) by singing guitarists Christine Lee and Stephanie Giorgio, plus bassist Laura Cuozzo, the group changed the name and added drummer Michael Hart when they moved to New York City in 1994. Signing with the then-hot indie label Zero Hour Records, the newly constituted quartet debuted later that year with the favorably reviewed … » Read more

WHIRLING ROAD self titled EP 1993


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HEAVE Scaramanga 1996


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MY HEAD Endless Bummer 1996


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RECOIL Faith Healer EP 1992


Biography

by MacKenzie Wilson

After officially splitting from Depeche Mode in 1995, longtime member Alan Wilder finally went ahead with his side project Recoil. Wilder started Recoil in 1985, but efforts were halfhearted due to his responsibilities with DM. But despite such conflicts of interest, Recoil issued a set of early demos entitled 1 + 2, which coincided with the release of DM's 1986 album Black Celebration. As the '80s were coming to a close, Wilder and … » Read more


KING FELIX Owl Plane Crash 1994


I know nothing about this band - couldn't really find anything on the net about them. This CD was originally from 1988 but re-released by Sulphur Records, a division of Silent Records out of San Francisco. If you like ambient/chillout kind of music then I'd recommend this. Enjoy.


THE DYLANS Spirit Finger


I know that other blogs have posted this already but I'm going to post it because I just like it. It's my rip at 320kbps. Enjoy!






19 August 2011

SPECULA Erupt 1995



Biography

by Greg Prato

The duo known as Specula (comprised of Specter Spec and Sigh Moan) started out as essentially a noise rock band, but eventually transformed into something entirely different. They released several 7" singles on the Monkeytech and Stomach Ache labels from 1991 through 1995, until releasing their full-length debut, Erupt, on Scat in 1995. It was on this release that the group introduced their new direction -- a Stooges-like sound, with enough attitude to make Iggy Pop proud. Since there is no drummer or bassist in Specula, the duo employed the help of Urge Overkill's » Read more

POP SICKLE Under the Influences 1993


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Biography

by Mike DaRonco

The Seattle trio outfit of Pop Sickle contained a sound of upbeat pop-punk that reminisced an early British influence of the Buzzcocks and Squeeze. Founded by ex-Coffin Break member Rob Skinner, the addition of drummer Shawn Trudeau and guitarist Brian Naubert completed the lineup as Skinner himself took on vocal and bass responsibilities. C/Z Records packaged Pop Sickle's first album Under the Influence in 1993, which was followed by the band's relocation to Brookfield, MO, in 1994. The follow-up EP 1977 Owner's Manual was released through -ismist Records in 1995. But by 1996, Pop Sickle returned to Seattle and quickly broke up, with Naubert moving on to Tube Top and Trudeau joining the Meices.

18 August 2011

Rows Of Teeth: Merge 5th Anniversary Compilation


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1 Lambchop – Or Thousand Prizes
2 Rocket From The Crypt – Ufo, Ufo, Ufo
3 Erectus Monotone – The Day The Sharks Flew
4 Polvo – Watch The Nail
5 Angels Of Epistomology – The Charm
6 Metal Pitcher – Mental Picture
7 Renderers, The – Million Lights
8 Pipe – Ashtray
9 Butterglory – Alexander Bends
10 Archers Of Loaf – What Did You Expect?
11 Pure – Senseless 3:20
12 Bricks – You Shouldn't Have Smashed Your Guitar
13 Drive Like Jehu – Bullet Train To Vegas
14 Coral – Filling A Hole
15 Superchunk – Dance Lessons
16 Magnetic Fields* – Plant White Roses
17 Breadwinner – Yard
18 Wwax – Counting Thoughts
19 Portastatic – Codes, Runes, Dunes
20 Squirrel Nut Zippers – (You Are My) Radio


13 August 2011

SOMETHING FOR KATE Q and A With Dean Martin 2000


Thanks to Lokki for this up

Biography

by Ed Nimmervoll

Something for Kate's confessional post-grunge grandeur has made the group a strong favorite with Australian alternate rock fans. The group's music revolves around the words and emotions of singer/guitarist Paul Dempsey. On stage he stands at the microphone, guitar in hand, carefully dreaming out loud his evocative image-ridden lyrics. Even when the band's atmospheric backings build to their powerful climaxes, you can hear every word. Audiences listen or sing along to the hook-laden melodies, playing their own mind-movies as they do so.

The band was formed in Melbourne in 1993 when Paul Dempsey (vocals, guitars, songs) and Clint Hyndman (drums) met at school and connected musically. The name Something for Kate comes … » Read more

DELUXX Forgiveness Towel 1996


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Tracklist

1 Caught Ya Fartin' 2:27
2 Ob-Noxious 0:59
3 Feel My Jacket 1:48
4 You Can See You And You/Up To The Toad 2:02
5 Reasons Of Why/Turn Me On Again 7:20
6 Taco Salad 0:33
7 Carl Sagant Greg Allman 2:09
8 Hamsicle 3:26
9 Pantithicus 1:38
10 Loop K.C. 0:34
11 Our Needs 2:05
12 Don't Be Unreasonable/Are You O.K. 2:44
13 Reflight 1:00
14 Salmon Days 1:21




SCREAMFEEDER

Fill Yourself with Music
1995


Flour
1995


THE AH CLUB Kiss the Sky Goodbye 1997


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10 August 2011

VEHICLE FLIPS The Premise Unraveled 1998


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Biography

by Stephen Cramer

Vehicle Flips formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1994 when guitarist/vocalist Frank Boscoe formed the band with bassist Tim Parker, guitarist Erik Lipsky, and drummer Tim Hoffman. Early on, the quartet shared stages with the Karl Hendricks Trio, Jonny Cohen's Love Machine, Crayon, and the Softies. Jeff Schreckengost took over on guitar and Craig Whitman took over on drums later in 1994. Harriet Records released the band's debut in 1994, the Our Returning Champion single, as well as the band's first full-length CD, 1995's In Action. The band produced an impressive array of songs in 1995 and 1996, … » Read more


TOENUT Two in the Piñata 1997


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Biography

by Erik Hage

Toenut play a unique brand of rhythmically complex, experimental alternative rock topped off by the unearthly vocals Katie Walters. Atlanta natives Skipper Hartley and Richie Edelson sowed the seeds of the group back in 1991. Toenut recorded their debut single, Heyward/Information, for Half Baked Records in 1993. The track drew the interest of famed indie producer Kramer, who allowed the band to use his Noise New Jersey studio to record a demo. Through Kramer, the group met producer Steve Watson, who would become an important collaborator. Mute Records signed Toenut in 1994. The group's lineup was still in flux, however, particularly in the drummer … » Read more




TINSEL Finding the Perfect Gift 1994


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THE MARSHES Pox on the Tracts 1997


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Biography

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

The Northampton, MA-based alternative band the Marshes is a punk-revival supergroup featuring members of Down by Law, Dag Nasty, Rumblepuppy, Grave Goods and Alloy. The Marshes released their debut album, Fledgling, in the fall of 1996; Pox on theTrax followed a year later and Recluse arrived in mid-2000.



SWISH Supermax 1996

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Biography

by Jason Ankeny

The Boston-based trio Swish featured a pair of notable alt-rock alumni in its lineup: bassist and vocalist Lori Martin was once a member of Helium, while drummer Murph pounded the skins on Dinosaur Jr. classics like You're Living All Over Me and Where You Been. Rounded out by guitarist Joe Boyle, Swish released their debut Supermax in 1996.


SWEET WATER Superfriends 1995


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STANLEY Clobbered 1995


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SOULBOSSA Love Amongst the Stars 1999


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RUST self titled 1994


Thanks to Chip P. for this up!

Discogs

Tracklist

1 Everyone Except For Me 3:08
2 Dry 4:02
3 My Hometown 4:22
4 Pills 4:29
5 Ask The Judge 3:57
6 Frustration 3:06
7 Some Days Never Come 5:01