30 November 2019

GEEZER LAKE Hearts Won't Try This 1995

 


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One of North Carolina's less exposed indie outfits, Geezer Lake hailed not from the fertile Chapel Hill scene of the early '90s, but rather from nearby Greensboro. They enjoyed substantial local buzz, but were never quite able to translate it into a wider college radio audience. Somewhat heavy and metallic compared to the area's noisier guitar bands (Archers of Loaf, Polvo), Geezer Lake varied their jagged, angular sound with left-field trumpet melodies, samples, and intricate, jazzy rhythms. Initially a quartet, the band was composed of vocalist/trumpet player Chris Clodfelter, guitarist/tape manipulator Eric Shepherd, bassist Harrison Cannon, and drummer Scott Irving. Winning a strong following around Greensboro and Chapel Hill, the band formed its own D-Tox label and issued two 7" singles, "Field Blister" and "Liberated Woman." They also appeared on the North Carolina-themed Pyloric Waves compilation alongside Slowchange Madagascar, Chris Clodfelter's side project with brother Jim.
In 1993, Geezer Lake issued its debut full-length, Feet in Mud Again, also on their D-Tox imprint. After moving to Squealer for 1994's 7" EP Songs from the Watering Hole, they returned to D-Tox for their second album, 1995's Hearts Won't Try This. Meanwhile, the Clodfelter brothers began moonlighting as horn players for Barry Black, the mostly instrumental side project of Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann. Jim Clodfelter subsequently joined Geezer Lake as the second guitarist, expanding the group to a quintet for their final album, 1997's King Frost Parade, which was released by the Thick label. However, not long after, the members decided it was time to move on, and disbanded. Jazz-trained drummer Irving went on to work with Eugene Chadbourne, and founded his own solo venture, the Clang Quartet, which blended percussive free improvisation with electric instruments and Christianity-inspired sound collages. 

Tracklist

1 James Dean
2 Apple Cart Sink
3 Movie Star
4 Flat World
5 Meatflower
6 Midnight Crackerjack
7 Long Distance
8 Liberated Woman
9 Try These Things


PYLORIC WAVES Various Artists 1992




Tracklist  


1 Robert Delaney Intro 0:09
2 Well Nigh Forgotten Florida Evans 2:49
3 Picasso Trigger Queenie 2:05
4 Blue-Green Gods Water 3:48
5 Matt Malloy Traffic Lights Cause Accidents 3:04
6 Slowchange Madagascar Tree 3:39
7 Polvo Wild Turkey 3:37
8 Geezer Lake The Bag 3:28
9 Orifice (4) Fuck 4:11
10 Vanilla Trainwreck Someone Somewhere 5:50
11 Toxic Popsicle* American Dream 3:19
12 Boil (2) Timmy 5:30
13 Shiny Beast (2) Texasatan 1:32
14 Camper Van Chadbourne Out To Lunch 8:03
15 Eighthundred Drift 3:11
16 Superchunk Invitation 4:15
17 Erectus Monotone Bang 3:49
18 Bicycle Face Brand New Attitude 2:40
19 Robert Delaney You Little Asshole 0:43

VPN Small Wire 1998

 
pretty decent alternative rock


Tracklist

1 Patty Hearst
2 Turn Off
3 Eleanor (Has 4 Arms)
4 Laughing For Help
5 Skywriting
6 Submarine
7 In Cement
8 One Half Of Our Funeral
9 Don't Cut Me Out
10 Faster Than Melting
11 She Has A Leak

GAY DAD Leisure Noise 1999




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Leisure Noise
Brit-pop phenoms Gay Dad were led by singer Cliff Jones, a onetime music journalist who first began conceiving the band during the early 1990s. Initial details are sketchy and the nascent group's line-up was fluid, although drummer Nicholas "Baz" Crowe was a mainstay from the outset; a 1994 demo recorded with legendary Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham proved so disastrous it derailed Gay Dad's momentum for over a year, however, and they did not make their live debut until 1995. Early gigs were often a shambles, and by 1996 Jones -- who in the interim had developed a fascination with psychedelia and glam-rock -- began to rethink the band's approach; a subsequent demo earned Gay Dad considerable insider buzz, and in the spring of 1997 they signed to London Records. Their debut single, 1998's "To Earth with Love, " became a UK smash, and the band -- in addition to Jones and Baz now comprising guitarist Charley Stone, bassist Nigel Hoyle and keyboardist James Riseboro -- emerged as media darlings; the full-length Leisure Noise followed in mid-1999, with Stone leaving Gay Dad soon after. It would be three years until they would appear again, but they chose not to replace Stone and instead kept the group smaller for Transmission, a focused effort that showed them lean closer to their pop tendencies than their psychedelic tendencies. 
 

Tracklist  

1 Dim Star
2 Joy!
3 Oh Jim
4 My Son Mystic
5 Black Ghost
6 To Earth With Love
7 Dateline
8 Pathfinder
9 Different Kind Of Blue
10 Jesus Christ
 

27 November 2019

WILL AND THE BUSHMEN Blunderbuss 1991

by request
 
 alternative rock/power pop

 
 

Tracklist

1 D.C. To Moscow 3:03
2 So Close 2:51
3 Dabble On 3:01
4 The Blunderbuss 3:05
5 Month Of Sundays 3:28
6 Never Another Mother 3:14
7 Sgt. Surrender 3:47
8 Moosehead 4:03
9 Can't Turn Back The Clock 4:40
10 Laugh About It Later 2:45
11 The Very Last Time 3:12

SUGARBOOM Planer 1994

 
 
 
 
Indie pop/rock group from Portland, Oregon, USA. They played mostly during the '90s and into the '00s. Frequently on bills with The Dandy Warhols and Swoon 23 in the mid-'90s. 
 

Tracklist

1 Crust 4:08
2 Ash Street 100 6:28
3 Toast 3:58
4 Bipolar 3:40
5 Top Cat 2:47
6 Got What I Want 2:40
7 Lovebeam 3:30
8 My My My 5:15
9 Oh Eyes 3:50
10 Send Me 3:30
11 Ground 4:00
12 Plug Two 2:22
13 What I Found 4:45

MEATJACK Aim 1996

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Often compared to Neurosis, Meatjack is an alternative metal trio that has been around the Baltimore, MD, rock scene since the early '90s. Meatjack can be brutal, ferocious, noisy, and dissonant. They aren't afraid to pound listeners with sensory assault, but they also have a sense of melody and offer melodic passages that tend to be dark and eerie. Meatjack has obviously absorbed a variety of heavy music, and comes across as a band that appreciates everyone from Slayer, Metallica, Saint Vitus, and Black Sabbath to industrial agitators like Godflesh and Skinny Puppy. The trio's aggression has come at different tempos; Meatjack has been influenced by the high-speed, fast-tempo intensity of death metal, thrash, and grindcore, but the band also knows how to slow down the tempo to a doom metal-like crawl. And for Meatjack, looking to different areas of the metal spectrum for inspiration has made for some unpredictable listening.

Trust
Meatjack was formed in Baltimore by Jason Daniloski (bass, vocals, guitar) and his brother Brian Daniloski (guitar, vocals); drummer Eric Dixon subsequently came into the fold. In the mid- to late '90s, Meatjack's songs appeared on various compilations -- and the Daniloski brothers put out some material on 7" vinyl records. But it wasn't until 1999 -- six years after Meatjack's formation -- that the band finally recorded a full-length album. That year, Meatjack signed with At a Loss Recordings (a small independent label based in Eastlake, CO) and recorded its debut album, Trust. Then, in 2000, the Prank label released a split CD that was divided between Meatjack and the band Damad. It was also in 2000 that "Upstart" (one of the songs from Trust) was used in the John Waters film Cecil B. Demented; the soundtrack also contained songs by artists ranging from Moby to Liberace. In 2003, At a Loss released Meatjack's second full-length album, Days of Fire; 2003 was also the year that marked Meatjack's tenth anniversary.  


Tracklist

1 Hollow 2:41
2 Never Forget 1:37
3 Consumed 5:00
4 Lost 5:00
5 Falling Down 2:35
6 My Fix 6:10
7 Black Juice 1:19
8 Can't See You 1:41
9 Another Face 3:40
10 Your Hunger 3:42
11 Aim 12:46

LODESTAR self titled 1996

by request
alternative rock/hip hop/experimental

Tracklist 


1 Another Day 4:17
2 Salter's Ducks 4:03
3 Wait A Minute 4:17
4 The Representative 4:52
5 By Halves 4:12
6 Better Late Than Never 5:05
7 Aftertaste 4:43
8 Worthwile 5:43
9 Soiled Blood 4:47
10 Down In The Mud 4:17
11 Iliac Crest 21:05

18 November 2019

BIS This Is Teen-C Power 1996

by request


Tracklist

1 Kill Yr Boyfriend 2:07
2 School Disco 2:38
3 Kandy Pop 2:48
4 This Is Fake D.I.Y. 2:14
5 Burn The Suit 2:48
6 Teen-C Power! 2:41

16 November 2019

THE WANNADIES self titled 1990

 by request


Tracklist

1 Together 2:58
2 Heaven 3:15
3 My Home Town 3:22
4 Things That You Love 4:35
5 How Beautiful Is The Moon 3:46
6 Innocent Me 2:56
7 So Many Lies 3:06
8 Smile 3:08
9 Anything 3:19
10 Black Waters 3:09
11 The Beast Cures The Lover 3:41

DAMAD Rise And Fall 1997

 

 
 
Damad was an American Sludge Metal / Punk band from Savannah, Georgia, formed around 1994.

Tracklist

1 Addict Arcade 2:17
2 Waste 4:10
3 Order In 2:32
4 Second Hand 5:38
5 Dementia 3:57
6 Slip 2:03
7 Out From Within 4:14
8 Toe Tag 2:30
9 2 Slow Heal 5:00