26 September 2013

XANAX 25 Denial Fest 1995

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 Thanks to Stratosphere

PAPAS FRITAS Passion Play 1994

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Papas Fritas
Formed in 1992, pop combo Papas Fritas began as a power trio when two high-school friends from Delaware, guitarist Tony Goddess and drummer Shivika Asthana, met up with bassist Keith Gendel while attending Tufts University in Massachusetts. The three recorded and released four-track albums for fun and performed at parties on and around campus, but never took the group seriously until a tape fell onto the desk of small record label Sunday Driver Records and the label approached Papas Fritas with plans to release a 7" of the group's work. The band consented and released Friday Night with the label in February of 1994. For the first time in their history, the members of Papas Fritas promoted their music and found more interest in their work from another small indie, though notably larger than Sunday Driver, Minty Fresh. Through Minty Fresh, Papas Fritas found a home to allow some growth. They tossed aside the four-track, built a more functional studio in their basement, and recorded their first effort for Minty Fresh, another 7" titled Passion Play/Lame to Be, in 1995. Both songs on the single served as the cornerstones to their first full-length, Papas Fritas, released later that same year.
Helioself
The group set out on tour for a great deal of 1995 and part of 1996, including a European jaunt with the Flaming Lips, but still found time to record their second full-length, Helioself, which saw release in 1997. Papas Fritas continued to gather steam, touring even more throughout 1997 with the likes of the Cardigans (while that group was enjoying major chart success), the Eels, Blur, and others. They fell somewhat quiet during 1998 and 1999, touring little, but commenced work on their third album, Buildings and Grounds, and released it in 2000 to favorable reviews. Another massive tour followed, but just before they hit the road, the trio decided to add two members, keyboardist Donna Coppola and guitarist Chris Colthart (both members of the Faraway Places), to their lineup. Again Papas Fritas went quiet until Pop Has Freed Us, a compilation bearing nine unreleased tracks alongside four videos and eight tracks collected from their catalog, was released in 2003.
















 
 

P.E.E. Roaring Mechanism 1997

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Tracklist

1
I Can't Wait 'Til I Get Rickets 2:35
2
Erik Owns A Home 2:27
3
The Rewards Of Gourmet Dining 3:03
4
Charm Offensive 4:36
5
The Misguided Self-Punishers 2:40
6
Yell If I Miss Mortiss 4:22
7
Track Sixty-Six 2:27
8
Ely Anchors 2:37
9
Carmen's Theme 2:57
10
Ed Is Fifty 4:13
 
 

25 September 2013

FISHWIFE Ritalin 1992

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Tracklist  

1
Adequate
2
Tetherball
3
Hukilau
4
The Almighty Wurlitzer
5
Doggies Nightmare
6
Precious Garnish
7
...Ing...
8
Poopy
9
Pearl Diver
10
Baldheaded Barber
11
Fanny Get Your Buns
 

24 September 2013

HILKKA The Beautiful Aesthetician 1999

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 It's a mystery to me.

STARFISH Instrumental E.P. 1999

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 Thanks to Indicator

Tracklist

1
Pancake
2
Om Mani Padma Hom
3
Math
4
Misfortune
5
Eastern Haywood
6
Instrumental Ronna
7
D1
8
The Day I Saw A Rocketship
9
C2
10
Descending
11
Meters On Methadone
 
 
 

UNREST Bavarian Mods And Other Hits 1992

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Tracklist

A1
Bavarian Mods
A2
She Is Today
A3
Nova Scotia
B
God Gave Rock & Roll To You III
 

IDAHO People Like Us Should Be Stopped Live Volume One 2000

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Even though this was released in 2000, the recording was made in 1993 so I'll make an exception to the request rule.

Tracklist

01
Intro
02
Here To Go
03
Fall Around
04
Star
05
Creep
06
Gone
07
Tear
08
God's Green Earth
09
You Are There
10
Segue # 5
11
Segue # 6
12
Autumn In Paris

23 September 2013

MY SISTER'S MACHINE Diva 1992


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Seattle rockers My Sister's Machine first appeared in early '90s, riding the wave of grunge into the mainstream and a record deal despite their relatively short existence. Vocalist Nick Pollock had played the guitar in Alice in Chains in the '80s, and remained in the close-knit Seattle metal scene that included those two bands as well as Gruntruck and Screaming Trees. The band also consisted of guitarist Owen Wright, bassist Chris Ivanovich, and drummer Chris Gohde. After two unheralded albums, they called in quits in 1994. Pollock would go on to form Tanks of Zen in the late '90s.

THE BLACK SORROWS Harley and Rose 1990








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Joe Camilleri, the man behind the Black Sorrows, is one of Australia's most talented artists. Camilleri started during the '60s with bands such as the King Bees and Adderley Smith Blues Band. His reputation grew during the '70s after appearing with Lipp and the Double Dekker Brothers and the Pelaco Brothers, but it wasn't until he formed Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons in 1975 that he achieved national fame. Renowned for their live performances, they released several albums and singles before breaking up in 1983. Camilleri formed the Black Sorrows the next year.
They began playing semi-acoustic sets around Melbourne and released several laid-back albums which consisted of Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, and Ray Peterson covers, as well as originals. The album Dear Children marked a change in fortune for the Black Sorrows. After being issued independently, it was picked up by CBS and peaked at number 18 on the Australian national charts. Backing singers Vika and Linda Bull further distinguished the Black Sorrows sound, and they released Hold On to Me, which peaked at number six on the national charts in May 1989. It stayed on the Australian charts for over a year, sold over 250,000 copies and 150,000 copies when released in the U.S. and Europe. the Black Sorrows won Best Group at the 1989 Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards.
Harley and Rose was released in November 1990 and several overseas tours followed. During May 1992, the Black Sorrows performed at the Wizards of Oz gigs in Los Angeles with several other major Australian acts. Harley and Rose sold over 200,000 copies; a feat repeated by their next release, Better Times. In between Black Sorrows' obligations, Camilleri released Amazing Stories with his part-time band, the Revelators, later made available as a limited-edition pack with Better Times. In 1993, the Black Sorrows released the EPs Sweet Inspiration and Stir It Up before Camilleri dismantled the band and re-formed it as a solo act with supporting musicians.
In 1994, Camilleri traveled to New York to record Lucky Charm and contributed a cover of Country Radio's "Gypsy Queen" for the various artists compilation Earth Music. In December 1995, Camilleri released the EP All Saints Hotel, his first solo outing since the 1989 "Angel Dove" single. All Saints Hotel contained a zydeco reworking of Chuck Berry's "Run Rudolph Run," which had been destined to be the first Jo Jo Zep single in 1975.
In 1996, the Black Sorrows released the triple live album Radio Waves, consisting of 36 tracks. Also released was The Black Sorrows box set containing the albums Sonola, Rockin' Zydeco, Dear Children, and A Place in the World, plus Not for Production, a collection of 11 rare, never-released tracks. A new EP was released in 1997, New Craze.

22 September 2013

THE ELASTIC PUREJOY self titled 1994

  

1
If Samuel Beckett Met Lenny Bruce 4:28
2
Soul And Fire 3:56
3
Unchain My Sister! 4:34
4
An Element Of Doubt 4:31
5
Stiff 5:00
6
Suburban Yoke 3:00
7
Caxton Vs The Fourth Estate 7:33
8
Monkey Bone-Walker 5:45
9
You Are My PFM 4:07
10
Witness 5:19