28 September 2017

SATAN'S PILGRIMS Soul Pilgrim 1995

surf music on the Estrus label

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Creature Feature
Taking their name from the 60's B-film of Satan's Sadists, the line up of Dave Pilgrim (guitar/ keyboards) Bobby Pilgrim (guitar), John Pilgrim (bass), Scott Pilgrim (guitar) and Ted Pilgrim (drums) got together in 1992 under the moniker of Satan's Pilgrams. With their matching vampire capes and nostalgia of lo-fi 60's surf, Empty Records debuted the quintets first full-length in 1995 with At Home With Satan's Pilgrams, followed by Soul Pilgrims that same year. Being compared to the Northwestern legends of The Ventures, The Sonics, The Wailers and the Kingsmen, the band continued their relationship with Empty as they released Around The World With... in 1997, while putting out Creature Feature on Estrus Records the following year. Their conveniently titled fifth album Satan's Pilgrims hit 1999. 

Tracklist  

1 Soul Pilgrim 2:41
2 Steel Pier 2:27
3 Plymouth Rock 2:12
4 Scatter Shield 2:07
5 Backyard Compost 2:45
6 Morpheus 2:39
7 Spoke 2:07
8 Shit Sandwich 3:36
9 Pilgrim Stomp 3:09
10 Beach Creep 2:36
11 Action Plus 2:21
12 Small Craft Advisory 2:41
13 Shootin' The Pier 2:55
14 Haunted House Of Rock '95 3:37

Bonus Track
15 Let's Go To The Beach 2:53

THE GALAXY TRIO Saucers Over Vegas 1994

surf rock on the Estrus label


Tracklist

1 Shaken Not Stirred
2 Saddle Sore
3 Jungle Juice
4 Strip Search
5 Log Jam
6 Jack Lord's Hair
7 Korla's Headgear
8 Conquistador
 

THEE MACHINE GUN ELEPHANT High Time 1996



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Though little-known in America prior to 2000, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant formed in Japan back in 1991 and began playing raucous garage rock & roll inspired by the Stooges, Thee Headcoats, the Who, and MC5. Futoshi Abe's thrashy guitar riffs propel the fast-paced, hard-hitting tunes over the driving rhythms of Kouji Ueno's thick bass grooves and Kazuyuki Kuhara's heavy backbeat. Yusuke Chiba's mod, raspy vocals, alternately sung and screamed out mostly in Japanese, hold the whole thing together with a rough-as-rock-gets swagger.

Cult Grass Stars
Initially, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's sound was derived from British punk and blues. The band recorded their first EP, Wonder Style, in 1995. They soon followed up with their debut album, Cult Grass Stars, recorded in London with Radiohead engineer Chris Brown and released in Japan in March of 1996. Not a band to waste time, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant kicked out the jams on their second full-length, High Time, in November of 1996. The album smashed onto the Japanese charts at number 13, and the band immediately hit the road for a 21-date, sold-out tour across Japan. Chicken Zombies, their third album, came out in 1997. The following summer, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant landed a spot playing to 50,000 fans at the Fuji Rock Festival in Tokyo, along with artists such as Primal Scream, Garbage, Sonic Youth, Ian Brown, and Beck. In 1998, this Japanese rock & roll cult phenomenon went on their World Psycho Blues Tour and played to arenas all over Japan.

Casanova Snake
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's breakthrough album, Gear Blues, was released in Japan in 1998. In 2000, the record became the band's first U.S. release, solidifying their now unique and idiosyncratic sound that they call "Japanese Monster R&B." Like Iggy Pop, and Chiba, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant combine melodic anthems with a truly hard wall of sonic distress. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's fifth album, Casanova Snake, soon followed in Japan and due to the overwhelming impact of Gear Blues in America, Collection, a compilation of the band's best work, was released in 2001.

Tracklist

1 Brand New Stone 4:38
2 リリィ 4:12
3 Let's Go Love 4:58
4 Sweet Monaco 3:18
5 シャンデリヤ 4:40
6 Blue Nylon Shirts (From Bathroom) 3:23
7 Bowling Machine 3:07
8 笑うしかない 6:09
9 Flash Silver Bus 2:50
10 キャンヂィ•ハウス (Texas Style) 3:34
11 スロ 4:13
12 Baby, Please Go Home - Wave '33 7:28


THE HURRICANE LAMPS Tales from the Sink 1999

by request
Thanks to Petya

 

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Tales from the Sink
Washington, D.C. punk-pop trio the Hurricane Lamps -- singer/guitarist Eric Tischler, bassist Greg Bennett and drummer Mike Mann -- issued their debut LP Tales from the Sink in 1999. Their sophomore effort Youdeservewhatyouwant followed a year later. 

       1. Soda Tower

  2. Bonnie And Clyde
  3. Deep Cover Bogeyman
  4. The Things We Say
  5. Two Bit
  6. Tales From The Sink
  7. Kill All Vampires
  8. The Bedroom
  9. I'm In Love With A Burnt Out Star
  10. The Daugherty Museum
  11. My Girlfriend The Cloud
  12. Author Author
  13. Million Person March
  14. Stay
  15. Steer Clear The Siren

THE SPLASH FOUR Kicks In Style! 1997

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garage rock from France
 
 

Tracklist  

1 Trudie Trudie
2 Telstar Man
3 Bunker
4 Millionaire
5 Trop Peur
6 Too Late
7 Shut Up
8 She Was A Boy
9 Let's Get Around
10 The Notice
11 Une Balle Dans La Tete
12 So Confused
 



26 September 2017

THAT DOG. Totally Crushed Out! 1995






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Tracklist  

1 Ms. Wrong 2:26
2 Silently 2:29
3 In The Back Of My Mind 2:04
4 He's Kissing Christian 3:31
5 Anymore 2:42
6 To Keep Me 2:21
7 Lip Gloss 2:58
8 She Doesn't Know How 2:26
9 Holidays 2:30
10 Side Part 2:01
11 One Summer Night 2:10
12 Michael Jordan 3:27
13 Rockstar 7:37


THE MASONS Plymouth Rock 1999

by request
 
heavy garage rock
 

Tracklist

1 Highschool Girls
2 Bombshell
3 Running With The Bulls
4 When You're Not Around
5 Crash My Car
6 Chutes And Ladders
7 There's A Werewolf In Kansas City
8 Devil's Son
9 The Witch
10 Nothing For Now
11 Little Tokyo
12 Vomit In My Yard
13 I'm Mad
14 Stop Telling Lies
15 Silver Bullets
16 Girls Girls Girls
17 Justice To The People Of Mexico

THE QUADRAJETS When the World's on Fire! 1999

by request
 
 

Tracklist

1 Light Speed Kings
2 Fireball
3 Snake Bit
4 John Lee Hooker Is My Heavy Metal
5 The Tomb Of Johnny Reb
6 Second Time Around
7 Solid Gold Soul
8 All My Rowdy Friends Are Dead
9 My Baby Wants To Die
10 Fly On
11 If You Ain't Down With Ronnie V (You Ain't Down With Me)
 
 
 

24 September 2017

THE CAUSEY WAY WWCD EP 1998

Thanks to Jim

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With Loving and Open Arms
Similar to a sci-fi Danielson Familie or a religiously-inclined Servotron, the Causey Way is a five-piece new wave/punk group that blends noisy synth-pop with cult-like propaganda. The band has released singles on labels like What Else and Put It on a Cracker, and put out their debut album With Loving And Open Arms, in 1999 on Alternative Tentacles. The Testimony EP appeared a year later, followed within months by the full-length WWCD. Causey Vs. Everything was issued in early 2001.  


Tracklist

1 Science Made Me A Homo (Sapien)
2 Plan C
3 Chocolate
4 The Bottom Line
5 Maltreated
6 Natural Disasters (God's Black Box)

18TH DYE Crayon 1994

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Done
18th Dye may have hailed from Europe, but the group reveled in a distinctly American brand of indie rock (an almost pop melodicism married to an aggressive guitar attack) that owed a debt to such forebears as Sonic Youth, the Pixies, and Nirvana. Fittingly, the group scored an American distribution deal with Matador Records after American indie darlings Yo La Tengo, who are on the label, championed 18th Dye by dropping off a tape at the offices. The Berlin, Germany-based group consisted of German singer/guitarist Sebastian Büttrich, Danish drummer Piet Bendtsen, and Danish-German singer/bassist Heike Rädeker. The group released its drone-heavy, fuzzed-out debut, Done, in 1994. Chicago producer Iain Burgess (Naked Raygun, Ministry, Big Black) helped out on the effort. The less-produced six-song EP Crayon followed. In 1995, 18th Dye recruited Steve Albini (Nirvana, the Breeders, PJ Harvey) to record their sophomore LP, Tribute to a Bus. The effort featured a more aggressive, energetic approach than Done. In 1999, after three "goodbye" shows in Berlin, London, and Copenhagen, 18th Dye called it quits. Subsequently, Büttrich and Bendtsen formed a group called Kikkert, while Rädeker moved on to Evonike. Nearly a decade passed before the trio re-formed for a few live dates. With the band successful in its reunion shows, Crunchy Frog caught wind of the new buzz and offered 18th Dye a record deal. The group returned the favor by delivering the label its fourth album, Amorine Queen, which was released in May of 2008. 

Tracklist

1 Aug. 3:06
2 16 Ink 4:21
3 Ray 2:19
4 Mystics II 2:16
5 Crank 3:16
6 Nult N. 3:24