11 November 2018

THE SUGARGLIDERS We're All Trying To Get There 1994




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Australian alternative rockers Sugargliders made a minor splash in their local music scene in the early '90s. A staple of Sarah Records, the band made EPs instead of full albums, and disappeared from the music scene in 1994, only four years after their debut record. 

Tracklist

1 Letter From A Lifeboat
2 Strong
3 Seventeen
4 Aloha Street
5 Ahprahran
6 (Theme From) Boxville
7 Unkind
8 Trumpet Play
9 Will We Ever Learn
10 Reinventing Penicillin
11 90 Days Of Moths And Rust
12 Top 40 Sculpture


THE STEINBECKS At Home And Abroad With The Steinbecks 1994

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At Home and Abroad with the Steinbecks
Melbourne, Australia pop unit the Steinbecks emerged from the ashes of the Sugargliders, which disbanded in October 1994 specifically to allow the new group to form; all five members of the Steinbecks -- vocalist/guitarist Josh Meadows, his guitarist brother Joel, bassist Robert Cooper, drummer Bianca Lew, and guitarist/trumpeter Adam Dennis -- were all either a part of, or closely associated with the Sugargliders as well. Where the previous band recorded only singles, the Steinbecks immediately set about debuting with an LP, and At Home and Abroad with the Steinbecks was released on the Summershine label in 1995. Despite persistent rumors of a breakup, the group returned in early 2000 with Recorded Music Saloon.

Tracklist

1 Apollo 2:40
2 Geology 2:17
3 Settlement 1:43
4 2-Star Motel 3:46
5 Which Part Of No Don't You Understand? 5:20
6 Same Light 2:47
7 A Fine Vehicle 3:00
8 Smoking And Driving 3:08
9 Change The Weather 1:40
10 Snakes In The Grass 2:10
11 The Needless And The Homely 2:01
12 Cosmo Cosmopolitan 5:22
13 Listen To My Heart 2:24

TSUNAMI World Tour And Other Destinations 1995

by request
 
 

Tracklist

1 Flameproof Suit 3:25
2 World Tour 3:21
3 Ski Trip 3:30
4 Kickball Babe 1:21
5 Candyman 2:28
6 Genius Of Crack 4:12
7 Answerman 2:09
8 Left Behind 3:02
9 Punk Means Cuddle 2:24
10 Could Have Been Christmas 4:29
11 Load Hog 2:30
12 Goldigger 4:17
13 Beauty Pt. II 3:00
14 Brick Book Building 1:01
15 Sometimes A Notion 3:43
16 Walking Tour 4:14
17 Crackers 3:18
18 Not Living 3:36
19 Bossa Nova 2:10
20 Kidding On Square 4:24
21 Newspaper 4:44
22 Courage ~ 2:28
 

08 November 2018

VULGAR UNICORN Under The Umbrella 1995

pre-The Pineapple Thief


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This is a two-track concept album, the first song being over 40 minutes long. The story is built like one of those games where you hide clues all over the house, each leading to another, until you finally find the "prize." It is an enigma with scattered clues. Musically, Under the Umbrella sounds like a dream. It is fascinating, beautiful, calm, and aggressive and of a very changing nature. Note that the clues are not only in the lyrics. The liner notes also have additional information, obscure as it should be. 

Tracklist


Under The Umbrella
1 (i) The House At Fudge Corner 13:21
2 (ii) By Post-Chaise To The Primrose League 12:40
3 (iii) Waiting Under The Umbrella 18:20
4 Thief Of Clubs 15:38


THE DENTISTS Dressed 1992





THE APARTMENTS A Life Full of Farewells 1995

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The Evening Visits...and Stays for Years
A brisk Australian chamber pop group with echoes of Frenchman Serge Gainsbourg as well as Leonard Cohen and post-punk, the Apartments were formed in Brisbane during the late '70s by singer and guitarist Peter Milton Walsh, guitarist Michael O'Connell, bassist Peter Whitby, and drummer Peter Martin. Soon after the band's formation, Walsh was asked to join the Go-Betweens. It didn't work out, but the band released its first single for the band's Able label in 1979. The first incarnation of the Apartments split up when Walsh moved, but he began recording under the name again when he moved back to Sydney in 1984. After signing to Rough Trade on the strength of a six-song demo tape, The Evening Visits...and Stays for Years was released in 1985. Though it didn't make a huge splash in the band's home country, the album became a cult classic in France. Seven years after the debut, Drift followed with similar exposure, causing a French label to sign the group for third album A Life Full of Farewells. After re-releasing the first two LPs, plus Fête Foraine (which featured acoustic renditions of previous songs), the Apartments even gained American release on Twin/Tone Records. Their fourth proper album, Apart, was released in 2000. Over the years that followed Walsh continued to play shows around the world under the band's name, releasing a 2012 radio session as Seven Songs and forming a new version of the band in 2013 to work on new songs. The fifth Apartments album, No Song No Spell No Madrigal, was released in early 2015. 

Tracklist

1 Things You'll Keep
2 The Failure Of Love Is A Brick Wall (You Prayed For Me To Hit It)
3 You Became My Big Excuse
4 End Of Some Fear
5 Not Every Clown Can Be In The Circus
6 Thankyou For Making Me Beg
7 Paint The Days White
8 She Sings To Forget You
9 All The Time In The World

04 November 2018

APARTMENT 3G Punk Machine 1993

by request
 
from a couple of former Poison Idea members
 
 

Tracklist

1 Punk Machine 2:00
2 Do The Wrong Thing 0:49
3 Uncle Fuck 2:26
4 Control Freak 2:09
5 Crime 1:27
6 Mule Gram 0:45
7 Salmon Day 3:18
8 It Ain't Right 1:06
9 Peat 2:32
10 White As A Sheet 2:00
11 Incinerator 1:48
12 Two Face 2:03
13 Flagrant Foul 3:21
14 Bulsara's Boogie 2:30
 
 
 

TREES DANCE Sweet Are The Clouds 1992

by request
 
new wave/ethereal
 
 

Tracklist

1 The Sea 1:43
2 Hill Village 3:40
3 Misgiving (Of Rain) 3:48
4 Wings And Waves 3:53
5 Volcano 3:32
6 Marble Eyes 4:00
7 Lofty Silence 2:17
8 Fountain Of Memories 3:10
9 Rebirth 4:21
10 Humankind 2:34
11 The Ride 0:52
12 Friends 4:45
 

29 October 2018

THE HARVEST MINISTERS Little Dark Mansions 1993




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The Harvest Ministers' brand of melodic folk-rock owes more to American roots music than to the sounds of their native Ireland. The band is led by vocalist and songwriter William Merriman, who is often joined by co-vocalist Maeve Roche. Their album roster includes 1995's Little Dark Mansion and A Feeling Mission, and 1996's Orbit. Spring 2000 saw the release of the Embezzling Kisses EP.