27 January 2023

HERE NO EVIL: A TRIBUTE TO THE MONKEES Various Artists 1992

 


Discogs

 

Compilation on Long Play Records



Tracklist

  1. Deacon Lunchbox - The Day We Fall In Love
  2. The Chant - Take A Giant Step
  3. Bob Rupe W/House Of Freaks - St. Matthew
  4. Big Fish Ensemble - Last Train To Clarksville
  5. Magnapop -
Pleasant Valley Sunday
  6. Mitch Easter - Valleri
  7. Pat Johnson And The Wellsprings Of Hope -
The Door Into Summer
  8. The Diggers - Circle Sky
  9. Peter Holsapple -
You Just May Be The One
10. Anne Richmond Boston - Mr. Webster
11. The Doll Squad - Let's Dance On
12. Opium Hello - Sweet Young Thing
13. Vulgar Boatmen -
The Kind Of Girl I Could Love
14. Those Big Belt Buckles -
What Am I Doing Hangin' Round?
15. Crusin' -
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
16. Live Bait -
Randy Scouse Git
17. Larry Joe Miller & The Rockabilly Rockets -
Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
18. Boise And Moss With A Side Of Hamm -
Gonna Buy Me A Dog
19. Multi-Color House - You Told Me
20. Man Size Job - Daydream Believer
21. The Flying Subs -
(Theme From) The Monkees

BLASTERED: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE BLASTERS Various Artists 1998

 


Discogs

 

Tribute to The Blasters on the Run Wild Records label


Tracklist

1The Blacktop RocketsAmerican Music2:41
2The GrandsonsBlue Shadows3:05
3The Barn BurnersI Don't Want To2:04
4Lucky SevenSo Long Baby Goodbye2:49
5Josie KreuzerRed Rose2:40
6Billy HancockMarie Marie2:35
7The Original Sinners*No Other Girl2:52
8Tom Clifford (2), The Alvin City LimitsTrouble Bound3:55
9King KeroseneHelp You Dream2:54
10Sloe Gin JoesThis Is It2:11
11Tone PopesLong White Cadillac 3:04
12Jumpin JupiterRock And Roll Will Stand2:25
13The Sabrejets*Barn Burnin'4:27
14Libbi BosworthHey Girl (Boy)3:12
15Hot Rod LincolnBorder Radio 2:49
16Highway 13Flattop Joint 2:32
17Crescent City MaulersOne More Dance 2:07
18Last Train HomeSo Long Baby, Goodbye 3:53

THE WORLD STILL WON'T LISTEN: A TRIBUTE TO THE SMITHS Various Artists 1996

 


Discogs

 

Compilation on the Too Damn Hype record label

 

Tracklist

1Dare To DefyShoplifters Of The World Unite2:22
2Down By Law (2)London2:17
3A.C.*You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side2:54
4SubZero (5)What Difference Does It Make3:47
5The Meatmen*How Soon Is Now2:48
6H2O (7)Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now2:23
7Sweet DieselHandsome Devil2:42
8SlapshotBigmouth Strikes Again3:05
9Screw 32You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby2:12
10LeewayThe Last Of The Famous International Playboys3:48
11Youth BrigadeWhat She Said1:43
12Vision (22)Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before3:46
13Edgewise (2)Half A Person3:02
14The BusinessPanic2:40
1559 Times The PainSweet And Tender Hooligan2:20
16Home 33This Night Has Opened My Eyes3:29
17WalleyeThere Is A Light4:24
18Lament (3)Back To The Old House3:31

 

26 January 2023

ANTIMONY Phantom Itch 1995

 


Discogs

 

Emo punk rock featuring drummer Arika Casebolt who was also in Circus Lupus


Tracklist

1
Red Herring3:07
2
Tecumseh2:54
3
Phantom Itch2:57
4
Standee Line4:07
5
Longevity2:37
6
Ainu5:14
7
Cowboys3:42
8
Circumlocator3:07
9
Regulus4:19
10
Ironclad4:00

20 January 2023

DEERHEART Queen, Worker, Drone 1995

 


Discogs


American noise rock / post-punk band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

 


Tracklist

1
Livestock Fire2:48
2
Small Teeth2:38
3
The Royalty1:17
4
Good Taste4:04
5
Zoo Dominance2:50
6
Pheasant3:45
7
Trevor2:45
8
The Ship3:10
9
Fawn2:45
10
Bosch3:07

MIDDLEMARCH Goat 1992

 


Discogs

 

Really great but obscure indie band from somewhere on this earth.

 

Tracklist

1
Whitebread
2
Never Let You Down
3
Beverly
4
One Eyed Man
5
Churches At Night
6
Donahue
7
Anytime
8
Garbo
9
Rainbow (she's a)
10
Clouds
11
Lovely Living Room
12
Pelton Sparks

18 January 2023

NEU KONSERVATIW Various Artists 1994

 

by request

Discogs

 

Experimental / Noise comp on the God Mountain label out of Japan.

 

Tracklist

  1. Altered States - Bug
  2. P.O.N. - Petenshi #1?
  3. Koenjihyakkei - Doi Doi
  4. Tipographica -
Infinity Street Car (Previously Unreleased Version)
  5. Dennis Gunn -
Porky's Out To Lunch
  6. Bass Army - Sneak Attack
  7. Doom - The Scraps Screamed
  8. E*Trance* - Forbidden Place
  9. Demi Semi Quaver -
Rosa No Himawari
10. Dissecting Table -
Humanism 1
11. P.O.N. -
George #1
12. Optical*8 -
God Speed!
13. Royal Squeezit -
P No Sokkyokyoku
14. Ground Zero -
Null & Void: Preview
15. God Mountain Orchestra - Lebanon Core

17 January 2023

6L6 Incendio 1997

 

by request

Discogs

 

Premier noise rock from Boston Massachusetts.

 

Tracklist

1
Special K
2
Books On Strings
3
Should Have Known Better
4
Nothing Special
5
Spaced Out
6
Bored Stiff
7
March
8
Said So
9
Johnny Rock
10
Fuzzy Kitty
11
You're Always Right
12
You Got Nothin'
13
Sunshine
14
Sentiment


Pre-production Bonus Tracks
15
She*
16
Board Stiff*
17
Special K*

KITTENS FOR CHRISTIAN Building A Socialist Work Ethic 1996

 


by request


Discogs

 

Wikipedia

 
Internet Archive Wayback Machine: Serjical Strike Records archived website:

No smoke and mirrors for Kittens for Christian, just Rock and Roll stripped to its center.  This band mixes pure instinct and panic with lamentful melodies, gripping you by the stomach and making you feel every note, harmony and plea for understanding.  Kittens for Christian bleeds for their craft and they want you to know it.
 

“People should expect something different when they come to see us.  Live, our music is more stripped down than on record, more immediate and raw.” comments Young.
 

Musically influenced by bands like Birthday Party, Gang of Four, Live Wire, The Pixies, Echo and The Bunnymen and Sonic Youth to name a few, Hiram and Neil also ingest the world around them. 


Tracklist

1
Salamander2a
2
Moist
3
Monochrome
4
Salamander2b
5
Fingers And Toes
6
Police Dogs Versus The Citizenry
7
Special Kick
8
Cat Chases And Catches Cockroach
9
Mouth
10
Poisoning Incident
11
Flowers
12
Vacuum
13
Junk
14
Robby The Raindrop
15
Accurate At Any Delivery Or Pressure"
16
Sometimes Love Potions Have Side Effects

15 January 2023

6L6 Not Even Warm 1993

 


Discogs

 

Premier noise rock from Boston Massachusetts.


Tracklist

1
Free
2
Dead
3
Time
4
What's The Point
5
Another Day
6
Take It Back
7
$67
8
Sorry
9
Rock Boy

11 January 2023

OORGASM 2 (A Shot Of New hiptripdiscopunkhopdrum'n'bassrockdancebrittechnopop) Various Artists 1998

 



Discogs

 CD came free with the dutch music magazine 'OOR'.


Tracklist

1Heather NovaValley Of Sound4:20
2Unbelievable TruthYesterday Never Leaves2:50
3Sinead Lohan*No Mermaid4:06
4Sean LennonInto The Sun3:12
5Money MarkHand In Your Head3:45
6ChezeréUse Me4:34
7Thievery Corporation38:45 (A Thievery Number)5:08
8Asian Dub FoundationCharge (ADF Sound System Remix)
5:03
9Barry AdamsonCan't Get Loose5:28
10Carleen AndersonDon't Start Misbehavin'4:45
11Buffalo DaughterGreat Five Laks3:02
12GomezOld School Shirt3:30
13Manu ChaoDesaparecido3:49
14Groop DogdrillLovely Skin3:52
15Frank Black & The Catholics*All My Ghosts3:13
16OOMPH!Gekreuzigt4:23

6L6 Superstar 1994

 


by request


Discogs

 

Premier noise rock from Boston Massachusetts. 


Tracklist

1
Block
2
Superstar
3
Yeah Right
4
Y' Know
5
800,000 Stories
6
What Have I Done?
7
Sickness #2
8
Start Again
9
Goodbye

09 January 2023

5 CHINESE BROTHERS Singer Songwriter Beggarman Thief 1992

 


Discogs


If you like the sound of alternative country from the likes of Wilco and/or Vigilantes of Love , this is right up your alley.

5 Chinese Brothers Biography

by Chip Renner

The Five Chinese Brothers are not Chinese or brothers. What they are is a five-piece band that plays a combination of folk, rock, and country. The New York-based band is made up of Tom Meltzer (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Paul Foglino (bass), Charlie Shaw (drums), Neil Thomas (accordion, piano, vocals), and Kevin Trainor (lead guitar, vocals). 


Tracklist

1
If I Ain't Falling3:38
2
Baltimore3:09
3
She's A Waitress (And I'm In Love) 3:48
4
Stop Talking3:14
5
My Dad's Face3:46
6
These Dreams 3:29
7
Alone Together 3:30
8
Paul Cezanne2:50
9
Claudine 3:09
10
Don't Regret3:52
11
The Real Fast Car 2:41
12
All I Need 3:23
13
I Always Knew 3:15
14
Williamsburg 3:11
15
Jack Worships Janey 3:50

08 January 2023

REIN SANCTION Mariposa 1992

 


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Discogs

 

Rein Sanction Biography

by Bradley Torreano

Few bands have been haunted by a musical comparison as much as Jacksonville, FL's Rein Sanction. Virtually no review or article related to them can go by without pointing out the similarities between themselves and Dinosaur Jr. They both make the same brand of sludge pop, but this trio managed to stay a band effort, unlike J. Mascis' monopolization of Dinosaur Jr. Formed in the late '80s, the band was made up of guitarist Mark Gentry, bassist Ian Chase, and drummer Brannon Gentry. They released Broc's Cabin, produced by Shimmy Disc honcho Kramer, on Sub Pop Records in 1991. Although Sub Pop became a real hotbed for music around this time, the band could not seem to capitalize on it. A second album, Mariposa, was produced by infamous grunge producer Jack Endino in 1992, but again they failed to make a dent in the music scene. On top of it all, critics were quite cruel in their Dinosaur Jr. comparisons, claiming the group was unoriginal and uninspired. The band took time off, only to resurface in 1996 with Blue Men on Souldier Records and a backing tour.

 
Tracklist

1
This Town2:45
2
Almost Lost3:32
3
Nada Brahma3:06
4
Every Color2:31
5
Loaded Decision3:44
6
B-F#2:54
7
Railway2:39
8
Offal2:22
9
Mariposa3:38
10
Deeper Road3:36
11
Cross Creek2:23
12
Ain't No Tellin1:46
13
Hell Day2:53
14
B Low3:11

07 January 2023

ANKLEBITER Anklebiter 1997

 



Discogs

 

Emo on the No Idea Records label



Tracklist

A1
Planetstruck
A2
A Credible Facsimile
A3
Kill Devil Hill
A4
No Love Lost
B1
After You
B2
Transfixer : Transfixed
B3
Pigeonholed
B4
All About Tomorrow

THE WHITE SHARK Muggy Bog 1994

 


Discogs

 

Quirky. Weird. Experimental. Annoying sounds. Play for your in-laws.

The White Shark is the solo project of Mark Davies, from the band Thinking Fellers Union Local 282. Home recordings of cheery darkness and voices from other worlds. Monsters, critters, demons, priests, ghosts, and livestock.


Tracklist

A1
Meaningless
A2
Waiting For The Day
A3
All Poor Men And Humble
A4
Mosquito Army Choir
A5
Listen To The Warm
B1
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
B2
Love Is A Stranger
B3
Sodium Chloride
B4
Surf Surround

SPIREA X Fireblade Skies 1992

 


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Spirea X Biography

by Andy Kellman

Spirea X was a short-lived dream pop/noise pop act on the 4AD label, spearheaded by ex-Primal Scream member Jim Beattie. The other members of the group were Judith Boyle and Andrew Kerr. In 1991, the group released the Chlorine Dream and Speed Reaction singles, along with the full-length Fireblade Skies. Combining sweet vocal melodies with alternately noisy and blurry bursts of guitars and dance beats, the record was definitely up on the then-current sound of the U.K., but it failed to make much of an impression with consumers and cynical tastemakers. Spirea X vanished without a trace, but Beattie and Boyle -- along with former Spirea X manager Simon Dine -- would later form Adventures in Stereo.

 

Tracklist

1
Smile1:41
2
Nothing Happened Yesterday2:59
3
Rollercoaster3:02
4
Chlorine Dream6:44
5
Fire And Light4:57
6
Spirea 92:27
7
Speed Reaction3:01
8
Confusion In My Soul3:24
9
Signed D.C.
3:33
10
Sisters & Brothers4:41
11
Sunset Dawn4:25
12
Spirea Rising3:48

31 December 2022

BIG WHITE STAIRS Big White Stairs 1993

 



Discogs

 

Indie rock band formed in Macclesfield, UK. 

 

Tracklist

1
In My Sleep
2
I'll Never Change
3
Memory Lane
4
Hello Yellow
5
Tomorrow & Today

BARREL Pine And Cotton, Sand 1995

 


Discogs

 

Rate Your Music

 

Some emo from an obscure band, from somewhere on Planet Earth.


Tracklist

  1. Slipped, Unveiled
  2. State Fair
  3. Brittle
  4. Down On Our Luck
  5. Kinematic Kids
  6. Manifester
  7. Gloverton
  8. Lucky 13
  9. Untitled
10. A-Action, Inc.

ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET Caveat Emptor 1999

 


Discogs

 

Caveat Emptor Review

by Mike DaRonco

For a label that normally puts out either blazing power-violence or ultra-torturing sludge-core, Ancient Chinese Secret is a definite stand-out for Slap-a-Ham's entire back catalog. There are a couple reasons for this: for one, the minimal line-up consists of Spazz's Chris Dodge on bass, his wife Lydia on vocals and a drummer completing the line up, that's it. Second of all, there's not once ounce of metal or a trace of heaviness for that matter. Rather, ACS has more of an off-beat, quirky but non-threatening appeal to them. This is in part thanks to the lack of distortion and Lydia's ability to talk loudly into the mic rather than scream at the top of her lungs. Not to say that Caveat Emptor is bad or anything; on top of all this, the occasional tape loop samples -with the last track mixing a slew of cartoon sound effects-and speed metal drumming give this album its own uniqueness. Playful, but not to the point of being wholesome family entertainment.


Tracklist

1
Waiting For Doctor Bombay
2
A Nice Day
3
Moral Of The Story
4
5
Hyper Liar
6
Obnoxious Fumes
7
The Overlook
8
The Basics
9
Outburst
10
Flight Or Fight
11
Quiet For The Choirmaster
12
Needle's Eye
13
The Candle Burns
14
A Passage Of Time

BIG BREAKFAST Why Do You Touch Things That Aren't Yours? 1998

 




Discogs

 

Why Do You Touch Things That Aren't Yours? Review

by Ned Raggett 

With a fair amount of the Shrimper Inland Empire scene appearing somewhere on this entertaining record -- guests include such stalwarts as Peter Hughes and co-producer Bob Durkee -- the merry five-piece that is, or rather was, Big Breakfast comes up with an album that defies many '90s indie stereotypes. The sound is crisp, not restrained or fuzzy, the playing sharp, and the end result is a nicely aggro treat that's as friendly as it is forceful, much more a product of various '80s new wave/alt roots than the era of home tape recordings. Lisa Kuta is a perfect frontwoman for the whole thing, with lyrics that are guardedly emotional and sung that way -- warm but wary and all the more striking for it, not afraid to let go a bit here and there. The rhythm section of Steve Cronk and Chris Damore works especially well, dictating the feel of the songs along with Kuta more than anything else. Elsewhere, as Kuta sings at one point, "His solos are never crap/I have a friend named Kevin Trapp." Indeed, besides his wry, not-quite-there singing style, Trapp pulls off some great guitar work, steering well away from post-grunge sludge in favor of far more intriguing gods like the Go-Betweens and New Order as templates. When he does fire up the feedback, he only does so for just enough impact. Add in Bill Magdriagz's keyboards for extra dollops of sound (check his fun melody on "Continuation High School Love Affair") and all is very well. Other highlights: the soaring statement of intent that is "Googlephonics," the merry "J. Curve," and the very in-joke-worthy "El Slobbo de Mosso." There are also some state-of-the-art '90s pop-culture references very intentionally played for laughs, thus the introductory lyrics of "Primordial Maracas" as sung by Trapp: "Me llamo Cornholio/I need TP for my bunghole."

 
Tracklist

1
Blue Blocker
2
Primordial Maracas
3
Googlephonics
4
Family Death Scrapbook
5
El Slobbo De Mosso
6
Blue Lake Swim Club
7
Continuation High School Love Affair
8
Bop Snob
9
J-Curve
10
Reignbough
11
Jr. High School Love Affair
12
Spanksgiving
13
Whack Henry

HANADENSHA 花電車 Narcotic Guitar 1996

 


by request



Discogs

 

Japanese psychedelic/hard rock & experimental group headed by Hira, the ex-bassist from Boredoms.


Tracklist

1
Sanctuary6:36
2
Sun/Sex11:47
3
Sugar2:44
4
Star4:21
5
Stone1:16
6
Space3:26
7
Salamander4:47
8
Sweet/Sky6:12
9
Sanders1:53
10
Spiral1:55
11
Summer/Speed4:36
12
Spiritual2:13
13
Sacrifice4:58
14
Sea/Smoke6:41
15
Soul0:52

24 December 2022

HANADENSHA 花電車 Hanaden Bless All 1992

 

by request


Discogs

 

Japanese psychedelic/hard rock & experimental group headed by Hira, the ex-bassist from Boredoms. "Hanadensha" means "Flower Train," which refers either to a passenger rail car reserved for women or to a sex show involving manipulation of female genitalia.

 

Tracklist

1-1
Massivesex0:45
1-2
Gnosistongue4:24
1-3
Triumph9:33
1-4
TTT
11:19
1-5
Mortalvigor4:52
1-6
Worship11:01
2-1
Sons Of Sounds From Sands In The Sun1:49
2-2
Blues For Jaronote6:46
2-3
Inuonna (My Wife As A Dog)6:53
2-4
Virgin Oyster Juice7:40
2-5
Deepfreezemania
10:15
2-6
God Only Needs Hanadensha2:32