28 May 2017

RAIN LIKE THE SOUND OF TRAINS self titled 1994






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Sadly, time has all but forgotten Rain Like the Sound of Trains, despite the fact that the Washington, D.C.-based band issued an incredible album through long-running and well-respected label Dischord, a split release with their own imprint, Rebel Music. They made incredible music that opened many minds and hearts to alternative political ideas and ways of living. They also had a couple of single releases to their credit by the time they disbanded in 1995. Rain Like the Sound of Trains' music was funky, quirky, very rhythmic, and percussion-based, with jangely, clean guitars, fluid bass lines, and a dual vocalist approach. Their sound confounded many more traditionally minded punk listeners yet astonished many more fans of punk rock, indie rock, and other styles of music with its depth, dexterity, and the overall level of musicianship amongst the band's earnest members. Rain Like the Sound of Trains specialized in delivering educational, informative, and challenging anthems against the status quo, questioning the American educational system, the concept of history, diet and nutrition, the logging industry, the two-party political system, and consumer culture with-well articulated, personalized, and somehow non-preachy lyrics. The band was formed by some ex-members of the seminal D.C. punk outfit Soulside -- a group that would also spawn Girls Against Boys. They issued a 7" single in 1993, containing the songs "Bad Man's Grave" and "Cooking With Anger." A second 7" followed featuring the song "What I Want," which also included a moving re-interpretation of the Clash classic "Washington Bullets." In 1994, they entered Texas' Sweatbox studios with producer Tim Kerr and recorded what would be their only full-length release. Graphic artist/musician Jason Farrell designed the packaging -- printed on 100 percent recycled paper -- for the self-titled album. The CD version also included both previous 7" releases. Shortly before issuing another small release (four songs recorded by Geoff Turner at WGNS Studios in December 1994 and released the following year as a 7" by Southern Records), the group went their separate ways, with members going on to join Sevens, Slowdime, and the Sorts, among other notable bands.

Tracklist

1 Puzzled States 2:44
2 Held Back 3:49
3 The Goods 3:49
4 Unplug 2:40
5 Branching Out 3:36
6 So Long As Forever 6:29
7 Missed 2:30
8 Pave America 4:06
9 School 5:18
10 Bad Man´s Grave 4:56
11 Cooking With Anger 2:37
12 What I Want 4:50
13 Washington Bullets 9:25

22 May 2017

MY PAL TRIGGER There's Hope In No Tomorrow 1996





punk rock

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Tracklist

01 Sharks Don't Sleep
02 The Better Part Of Yesterday
03 This Quiet Earth
04 The Sometimes Slave
05 Cooper 454
06 Last Bad Situation
07 Cemetery Gates
08 How To Grow Old
09 Two Milles From Nowhere
10 Good Riddance


CLAIRMEL Part Dipshit 1996

emo/hardcore back when it was good

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Tracklist

Drop 50
Frogger
Hershey Kiss
Falling On 4 Ears
Needle And Spool
Klay Monster
Crowning Glory
Part Dipshit
Lon E's Castle



 

THE MAGNOLIAS Street Date Tuesday 1996

by request
 
 

Tracklist

1 Hello Belinda
2 Beat Skip Jump & Wink
3 Dropping Blood And Names
4 Old News
5 Bullet For A Badman
6 Polecat Creek
7 Weather Couldn't Get Any Better
8 Even Without You
9 Sara The Driver
10 In Your Eye
11 Trashbin
12 My Heart
13 On & On
 

THREE MILE PILOT Another Desert Another Sea 1997

by request
 

Tracklist  

1 Way Of The Ocean 3:08
2 If You Cross 3:22
3 The Year Of No Light 4:27
4 Bolivia 4:12
5 Kill The Racehorse 5:21
6 Eastern Wave 3:23
7 Ruin 4:11
8 Mending King 4:39
9 City Of Bones 4:07
10 South 5:50
11 Glitter Wave 3:35
12 Longest Day 4:16
13 One False Eye 7:16
 
 

20 May 2017

LOVE AS LAUGHTER #1 USA 1998

thanks to Raul

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The Greks Bring Gifts
Following the 1994 dissolution of indie pop cult faves Lync, singer/guitarist Sam Jayne formed the lo-fi solo project Love as Laughter, self-releasing a pair of cassettes (an eponymous effort and Clear Sky = Blue Dye) before issuing The Greks Bring Gifts on K Records in 1996. #1 U.S.A. followed in 1998, heralding the additions of guitarist Jessica Espeleta and ex-Lync drummer Dave Schneider; Destination 2000, Love as Laughter's Sub Pop debut, appeared a year later. After following it with a series of singles for K and another album for Sub Pop in 2005 (Laughter's Fifth), the band jumped to Epic for its next album, 2008's Holy.

Tracklist

1 Old Gold 3:23
2 #1 USA 5:24
3 I'm A Bee 3:45
4 Slow Blues Fever 3:23
5 "Vacation" 3:03
6 Tonight 3:38
7 Puget Sound Sanitation 3:19
8 Phobias 2:30
9 Fever 2:18
10 Snapshots Of Cairo 1:50
11 Instruments Of Death 2:16
12 California Dreamin' 1:43
13 Untitled 1:56

19 May 2017

DANGERMAN self titled 1999

by request

 

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The New York City-based alt pop duo Dangerman comprised singer/guitarist Chris Scianni and drummer Dave Borla, longtime veterans of the local music scene who began collaborating in 1997. After touring with acts ranging from Luscious Jackson to Fun Lovin' Criminals, Dangerman recruited producer Brendan O'Brien to begin work on their self-titled debut LP, issued on Sony's 550 imprint in 1999.

Tracklist

1 Let's Make A Deal 3:11
2 On The Eastside 3:36
3 Roll 'Em Down 3:48
4 Good Friend 3:40
5 You Never Really Know 3:56
6 Remember 4:02
7 Luckiest Man 4:50
8 I'll Comeback 4:16
9 High Heeled Sneakers 3:22
10 Memphis 3:47
11 I Do Not Play Rock 'N' Roll 3:12

 

ATTAINING THE SUPREME Compilation 1995






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Tracklist

1 Man Or Astro-Man? Joker's Wild
2 Whirlybird Foogatavie
3 M Blanket Some Other Day
4 Swank (3) Latin American Negro
5 Teeth (7) Enzyme
6 Squatweiler 73 Degrees
7 Shade (35) In The Battle
8 Quadiliacha It Happens
9 Hot Water Music Incisions
10 Waffle Stomper Berol Giant
11 Maximillian Colby New Jello
12 Tanner Boyle Phase To Retired
13 Second Hand (2) Rose And A Thicket Of Thorns
14 Horace Pinker Extra Step
15 Water Monitor User Friendly
16 Less Than Jake This Is Going Nowhere
17 The Pee Tanks Santa Gada Da Vida
18 Car Vs. Driver I Was Bitter
19 The Odd Numbers So Many Girls (Live)
20 Bug Hummer Burning Atlanta


DON CABALLERO What Burns Never Returns 1998



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Pittsburgh math rockers Don Caballero were one of the first bands to expand on the work of genre innovators like Bastro, Bitch Magnet, and (especially) Slint. Their music was entirely instrumental, and while their guitar interplay was as complex and dissonant as any of their peers, the real driving force behind their precisely calibrated attack was virtuosic drummer Damon Che. In essence, it was Che's manic explosions and stop-on-a-dime shifts in time signature that mapped out the trail his bandmates followed. His whirlwind of percussion helped pace the crashing din of the rest of the quartet, yet they also had a firm grasp of dynamics and often slowed things down into a heavy dirge. And despite the influence of jazz, there was no improvisation -- all the group's compositions were carefully structured, no matter how chaotic they seemed. Don Caballero recorded several albums for Touch & Go over the '90s to generally positive critical response, before going their separate ways in 2001.

Tracklist

1 Don Caballero 3 9:42
2 In The Abscence Of Strong Evidence To The Contrary, One May Step Outof The Way Of The Charging Bull 4:35
3 Delivering The Groceries At 138 Beats Per Minute 5:49
4 Slice Where You Live Like Pie 5:09
5 Room Temperature Suite 5:31
6 The World In Perforated Lines 3:52
7 From The Desk Of Elsewhere Go 7:52
8 June Is Finally Here 4:57

MAXIMILLIAN COLBY self titled 1996


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The sadly obscure band Maximillian Colby was on the forefront of post punk music descended from East Coast hardcore. Like Jawbox, the band managed to match an aggressive clamor with somber melodies and became legendary to a small group of devoted fans.
Maximillian Colby began on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in the early 90s with Dave Nesmith and Drew Ringo on guitar and vocals, Bob Baynor on bass and vocals and Tom Richards on drums. Their first 7" on Washington D.C.'s Nervous Wreck Kids established the characteristics of their sound - intricate compositions and no boundaries. The band had two songs on Whirled Records compilations and then released their little-known classic split 12" with the Canadian band Shotmaker.
In 1995, Maximillian Colby was unfortunately cut short due to the sudden death of Bob Baynor. Following this tragedy, Nesmith and Ringo went on to form Sleepytime Trio with Ben Davis and Jonathan Fuller.

 Tracklist
1 New Jello
2 Sifelaver
3 What's The Matter River
4 Coughfin'
5 Shoot Hypotenuse
6 Bluestone
7 Pretty Fix
8 Sparcly
9 Right Right Left
10 Cowboy Syndrome
11 Itt
12 Anacin
13 Last Name
14 Balance
15 Chuck

TRULY Twilight Curtains 2000

by request
Although released in 2000, all of the songs were originally from the 1990's.

 

Track notes:
1. Single version 2000, original version from "Feeling You Up" Cargo/Headhunter 1997
2. Alternate version. Recorded 1995
3. "Fast Stories from Kid Coma" outtake. Recorded in 1994
4. LP Version, remastered. Recorded in 1997
5. From Sub Pop "Leslie's Coughing Up Blood" European CD-5 1993
6. From "Unsealed" a tribute to the Go Go's on 4 Alarm Records 1999
7. Unreleased Beach Boys cover recorded in 1996
8. Robert Roth 4-track cassette demo. 1991
9. Unreleased band demo. Recorded 1996
10. Mellotron-Optigan soundtrack, 4 track cassette. 1996
 

Tracklist  

1 Twilight Curtains 4:41
2 Leatherette Tears II 3:31
3 Aliens On Alcohol 4:51
4 Wait 'Til The Night 4:51
5 I Hit Ignition 5:32
6 Our Lips Are Sealed 2:44
7 Girl Don't Tell Me You'll Write 2:29
8 Queen Of The Girls 3:54
9 20th Century Voluntary Slaves 5:13
10 Mellotronica Symphonica 3:10
 

16 May 2017

SATURDAY MORNING (Cartoons' Greatest Hits) 1995

by request

 

Tracklist  

1 Liz Phair With Material Issue The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana) 3:14
2 Sponge (3) Go Speed Racer Go 3:07
3 Mary Lou Lord With Semisonic Sugar Sugar 3:53
4 Matthew Sweet Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? 3:12
5 Juliana Hatfield And Tanya Donelly Josie And The Pussycats 2:53
6 Collective Soul The Bugaloos 3:18
7 Butthole Surfers Underdog 3:56
8 Helmet (2) Gigantor 4:14
9 Ramones Spider-Man 2:07
10 Reverend Horton Heat Jonny Quest / Stop That Pigeon 3:09
11 Frente! Open Up Your Heart And Let The Sun Shine In 3:31
12 Violent Femmes Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah (Means I Love You) 3:21
13 Dig Fat Albert Theme 3:46
14 Face To Face I'm Popeye The Sailor Man 3:05
15 Tripping Daisy Friends / Sigmund And The Seamonsters 4:22
16 Toadies Goolie Get-Together 3:48
17 Sublime (2) Hong Kong Phooey 3:47
18 The Murmurs H. R. Pufnstuf 3:19
19 Wax (10) Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy 3:32