Sunday, December 19, 2010

Red Temple Spirits - Dancing To Restore An Eclipsed Moon DLP

My last post for 2010. Wish you all a happy holiday time. It's already been snowing over here and it's damn cold. And winter just begun.
I know that this album has already been posted on a few blogs but it was always the same rip with a nasty skip in the begninning of the last song, probably taken from slsk.
Finally found a copy for myself and ripped it at 320 kbps, without any skips.
What to be said about Red Temple Spirits? Most of you will already heard them by now. Great mix of postpunk with psychedelia. They even do a song of Pink Floyd.
Released on Fundamental as well as on Nate Starkman & Son.

Till next year!

Dancing To Restore An Eclipsed Moon DLP (Nate Starkman & Son-WE BUY 10-1988)
1. Exorcism / Waiting For The Sun
2. Liquid Temple
3. Dark Spirits
4. Bear Cave
5. Dreamings Ending
6. Electric Flowers
7. Moonlight
8. Where Merlin Played
9. Nile Song
10. Lost In Dreaming
11. Light Of Christ / This Hollow Ground

Red Temple Spirits

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mode/IQ - The Coward / The Lonely Street Walker 7"

Another gift from bX59-cppw.
This is actually a great 7" of this NY band. First release of Mode/IQ that went to release another 7" in 1983 and the 'Mind/Soul' mini-album in 1984. The mini-album can be found on A Viable Commercial. Check that album as well although it has more of a synth influence. This 7" sounds more new wave/postpunk so I like it a bit more.
Anyone out there who can hook us up on the 2nd 7"?

The Coward / The Lonely Street Walker 7" (Modern Mode Music-MIQ.013-1981)
1. The Coward
2. The Lonely Streetwalker


Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Davidsons - Muscle Jerks 12" / Astronaut 12"

Well, here's the last post on Cake. 2 records of The Davidsons. Can't find any info on them. Quite similar to the Pigbros. There's a hyperactive rhythm box active on a few tracks which will ennerve some people I guess.

Muscle Jerks 12" (Cake-12 PIECE 4-1987)
1. I Didn't Know I Loved You Till I Saw You Rock And Roll
2. Legs In Sync
3. Middle Class
4. Beautiful
5. Dress Me Up
6. 1980s Tribal Master
7. Buy Up!

Astronaut 12" (Cake-12 PIECE 6-1988)
1. Like An Astronaut
2. My Feet Don't Touch
3. Astronaut (Big Hullaballoo Mix)

The Davidsons

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pigbros With The Membranes - Now Is The Time To Remove Your Mask 12"

Very first release on Cake is this collaboration of Pigbros with The Membranes. On side A you can hear 2 tracks that can be found on other Pigbros records, but here re-recorded with Membranes members.

PS: Mediafire's uploader doesn't work for me today so this file is on Multiupload.

Now Is The Time To Remove Your Mask 12" (Cake-12 SLICE 1-1987)
1. Past Caring
2. Hedonist Hat
3. Word Up
4. I Stopped Myself In Time

Pigbros With The Membranes

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Capitols - s/t 7"

2nd in a series on the Cake label. 2 very short songs on this one. Pretty indie stuff in the C86 vein, with female vocals. The only 7" released on Cake.
Fans of the Shop Assistants might enjoy this one.

The Capitols 7" (Cake Records-SLICE 2-1987)
1. Who Can Tell?
2. Every Time

The Capitols

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Atom Spies - And Their Treacherous Pop On Microdot 12"

November is Cake month, the label that also brought us some nice stuff of Pigbros.
Here's the first one and one of the most hard-to-find too. Can't find a lot of info on them but you can watch some good live stuff on youtube if you care. Too bad this is their only release.

And Their Treacherous Pop On Microdot 12" (Cake Records-12 SLICE 3-1987)
1. And Now The Adverts
2. 3000 Hours
3. Aliens In Your Wardrobe

The Atom Spies

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bad Tune Men

Indie noise rock band from Sunbury On Thames, Middlesex, UK. Don't know anything about them but if you dig some stuff from a label like In Tape, you might enjoy Bad Tune Men as well.
Both records were released on their own Nonchalant Records.

Do The Swamp / Dark Ages 7" (Nonchalant Records-NON 1-1985)
1. Do The Swamp
2. Dark Ages

Jail Head Rack 12" (Nonchalant Records-NON 2-1986)
1. Krog
2. The Lines Are Down
3. 4c
4. The Cage
5. Ignore Them

Bad Tune Men

Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Wait - Cry (Without Tears) 7"

UK wave band with female vocals. They also appeared on the 'Not Waving But Drowning' comp. LP (posted on Mutant Sounds). The Wait also contributed to the 'Primitive Package' Comp. 7" and also released a 2-song 7" flexi in 1985. They also appear (posthumously I guess) on the French 'Unreleased Volume 2' comp. album.
Any extra info welcome.

Cry (Without Tears) 7" (Butchers Of Distinction Records-Juan 1-1985)
1. Cry (Without Tears)
2. No Compliment

The Wait

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Toylets - It's Like A Daydream, Exploding Again LP

Thanks to bX-59cppw for this generous gift. bX--59cppw won't continue updating his/her blog because of other priorities but will provide some stuff here or on fellow bloggers Capa Nostra Syndicate and Systems Of Romance.
Always wanted to score a copy of the Toylets album but never got around to do it. It's actually the easiest to find. This is off course the same band that released 2 singles as The Toilets, on Top Hole as well.
A pretty great album with a strong influence of The Cure.
The 'An Unspoiled Land' 7" can be found in the blogworld but I would like to hear their 1st 7" 'Boxjunction'. They also have 1 track on a comp. flexi with Social Security and Op De Koffie Band.
Top Hole was also responsible for the Qua Dance 7" and various records of The Visitor. Those can be found on No Longer Forgotten Music.

It's Like A Daydream, Exploding Again LP (Top Hole Records - TH 03-1982)
1. Labi
2. An Unspoiled Land
3. From One Second To Ninety Days
4. Ancient Places
5. Home
6. Sehnsucht
7. These Evenings
8. Marble Arch House
9. In Your Arms
10. It's Like A Daydream, Exploding Again


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blue Sound - Nouvelle Creature LP

Just got this one in and some people asked me if I could post it so here it is.
One of those French bands I know nothing about. The French Wave site doesn't have any info as well.
'Nouvelle Creature' is a pretty good album although a bit short. Wouldn't call it coldwave but it has elements. 'Blue Day' is an instrumental synthdrone piece.
Blue Sound is a nice surprise if you never heard them before.

Nouvelle Creature LP (Grav Master One-18752-1983)
1. New Creature
2. Sixty Nine
3. Outside
4. Blue Day
5. Dame De Coeur
6. Hot Wave
7. Why
8. Berlin

Blue Sound

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dark Arts - A Long Way From Brigadoon 12"

This amazing 12", and my introduction to Dark Arts was originally posted on Mystery Poster but the post has disappeared. I offer my own rip here.
Dark Arts is actually Stephanie Payne. This 12" was released in 1986 on Ruthless Records, a label well known for releases of Big Black and The Effigies. This 12" was produced by Steve Albini, who ran Ruthless.
More info on Dark Arts here.
Also check my previous post, the 1991 album 'Carnival Of Lost Souls'.
Some crackling on the beginning of 'Rivers' that couldn't be removed.

A Long Way From Brigadoon 12" (Ruthless Records-RRDA017-1986)
1. Rivers
2. Skins
3. Dirge (Voices Of Ash)
4. House Of Mirrors
5. Aloof

Dark Arts

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bonemen Of Barumba - Icons LP

I know the this one has been posted some time ago on the 80's Postpunk Underground blog, but I already ripped it and planned to post it. Anyway, I had a hard time ripping this one as the record skipped from time to time although the vinyl looks very clean. Think some cheap vinyl was used to press the album.
'Icons' is Bonemen Of Barumba's third and final release. First one is the self-titled 10" released in 1981, and then the 'Driving The Bats Thru Jerusalem' 12" followed in 1982.
The band split up shortly after the album was released due to internal tensions.
Get more info on Bonemen Of Barumba here.
Here's a page of one of the founding members, Mark Panick.

Icons LP (Fever Records-HOT 84004-1984)
1. Don't Tell
2. My Letter To Sofia
3. Pain Turtle
4. Pagan Love Mortar
5. Jesus Made Of Woods
6. On The Killing Grounds
7. Chinese New Year
8. San Antokio
9. It's My Mayday
10. Carnival To Hell


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Every Secret Thing - s/t 12"

Don't know much about this band. Don't think they were around for a long time. Expected this to be quite dark with deathrock influences but it's more like indie rock with a slightly goth influence.
A few members went on to become members of much more known bands. John Carson and Adam Tanner in Grotus, Roger Manning in Jellyfish and a lot of other indie bands. Drummer Toby Hawkins was also in Sordid Humor and later joined the Counting Crows.
This 12" was released by the band.

Every Secret Thing 12" (EST-777 - 1989)
1. Flies
2. Find The Builder
3. Blues In X
4. Alchemy

Every Secret Thing

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Insulin Reaction - Self-Gratification 7"

A quite different affair from this post-punkers. Read more on them on A Viable Commercial where you can find their 1st 7" and 'What's The Point' album.
Insulin Reaction used two basses instead of one guitar on their previous recordings but here, Tracy switched to guitar. Also Julianna Towns and Biff Sanders aren't part of the band anymore.
As you can guess by the label it's released on, there's a connection with The Veil. Well, James Christopher (AKA James Christ) did the production and Andrella managed the band at this point.
Although released in 1991 it's an interesting record if you're into the Cali postpunk stuff.

Self-Gratification 7" (Amdusias International Records-AIR 002-1991)
1. Self-Gratification
2. I'm Ready

Insulin Reaction

Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Bomb Party - Liberace Rising LP / Nativity #3 CD

And more contributions from Phil.
Here's the 2nd and 4th album of "grebo godfathers" The Bomb Party. The band didn't like the grebo tag and actually they're right. The band started as Farmlife and released one single on Dining Out. As The Bomb Party they signed to Abstract and released two 12"s and one 7" which are compiled on the 'The Last Supper' album. Their first album 'Drugs appeared on Abstract in 1986.
'Liberace Rising' is the band's 2nd album, on Workers Playtime released in 1987.
'Nativity #3' is the band's final album released in Germany on Artlos. The band would split just after the release. Bassplayer Sarah Corinna already left to play with the Mekons.
3rd album is 'Fish' and was released, also in Germany on Normal.

Liberace Rising LP
(Workers Playtime-PLAY 2-1987)
1. Devil's Child
2. My Degeneration
3. Make Way For My Motorbike Baby
4. Desperation
5. I Wanna Be Abused
6. Pretty Face
7. Crawl
8. Don't
9. Come On And Get Closer
10. Evil Eye
11. El Savor Del Amor
12. Metropolis

Liberace Rising

Nativity #3 CD (Artlos-01819-1990)
1. The Beginning And The End
2. Ship Of Fools
3. Hey Joe
4. 31st Of September
5. Lucy Gas
6. Unavoidably Deatained
7. Dreaming
8. Gimme Summat To Love
9. Use It
10. In This Land
11. Touched
12. Tonight
13. The Beginning And The End

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Batfish Boys- Batfish Brew LP

Here's the next donation of Phil after some years of absence.
This is the final album of The Batfish Boys. Haven't got the chance to listen to it yet but it seems they were heading for a hard rock sound. It's up to you to decide if the album is worth a listen.
Sorry not a lot of time for the moment.

Batfish Brew LP (GWR-GWLP 28-1988)
1. Velcro Beach
2. Salvation $1
3. Sister Jane
4. Cubacao 88
5. The Green Machine (In Memory Of...)
6. Put Me Back Together Again
7. It's Good
8. Superslab

Batfish Brew

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Quel Dommage - Bright Lights 7"

And here's another interesting record on Xcentric Noise. Quel Dommage were another postpunk/goth band from the Hull area like Luddites, Cold Dance and Punctured Tough Guy. The guy who ran the label also played guitar in the band.
The rip is a bit of a crackling affair, especially in the beginning of each side. Record is pretty old and I think cheap vinyl was used.

Bright Lights 7" (Xcentric Noise-SEVENTH 1-1984)
1. Bright Lights
2. Music For Serious And Solemn Occasions (A Song Of Thankfulness And Praise)
3. Amendment

Quel Dommage

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Sordicity - The Demimonde Must Die MC

Sorry for the long wait but I'll post stuff very irregularly in the future. Don't have a lot of interesting music to post for the moment so I'll only post stuff that I'll find interesting enough and isn't featured on other blogs.
Got this tape a while ago. Cool deathrock sounding stuff from one-man band Sordicity from Virginia. Mike Roché is the man behind Sordicity and I think he listened to early Christian Death a lot. No further info. 8 tracks and an outro.
On the sleeve he thanks God Almighty, which is quite strange for a guy doing this stuff. Also the concept of God always feels awkward to me. Raised a catholic but turned atheist in my teens. In my opinion man created God and not vice versa. Off course anyone is entitled to his/her own beliefs as long as they don't organise and try to shove their belief down other's throats.
But it's about the music here. Enjoy some unknown deathrock stuff.

The Demimonde Must Die MC (Gothic Records-1986)
1. Return To Insanity
2. The Chosen Life
3. Holy Orders
4. Death By Zero
5. Monred's Distress
6. '86 Witch
7. Desperation
8. The Whores Are From Hell
9. Outro


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ministry Of Love - Wide Awake And Dreaming MLP

For those who like Red Temple Spirits: here's the band that came before them.
William Faircloth originally came from England and teams up with Roger Beall and multi-instrumentalist Mark Nine to deliver 5 tracks of postpunk with a strong 60's psyche influence. Early Pink Floyd comes to mind.
Ministry Of Love is a bit more psyche than Red Temple Spirits. They made a perfect mix of both styles on their 2 albums and the 'New Land' 7".

Wide Awake And Dreaming MLP (Underworld Records - R 9002-2 - 1987)
1. Nuclear Stone Age
2. Psychic Nation
3. You're Not On Your Own
4. Living In The Moment
5. This Magic Kingdom

Ministry Of Love

Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Borobudur - Silent In The Empty Room MC

Time for some weird stuff out of Japan. Don't know anything about The Borobudur but I think it's just one person playing all the instruments. Sounds like coming straight from a mental institution.
Quite interesting.
Titles as found on the sleeve.
Trivia: Borobudur is a buddhist temple on Java, Indonesia. Discovered in the 19th century, it's one of the biggest buddhist temples found.

Silent In The Empty Room MC (Emblyo-E 0001-1985)
1. Thy Kingdom Come
2. Paralysed
3. The Dream Has Died
4. Painted Gray Or Black
5. Inspired
6. It's Nice Of You
7. Sitting Silently
8. By All Means I Will
9. Kinds Satiafy
10. Horrible Box & Me
11. A Pat Solution To A Problem
12. If Children Dance

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Sepher - City Hunter 12"

Unknown new wave (not cold) band from Marseille, France. Think this is the only release of Sepher.
Last song (and best IMO) is co-written by Patrick Martinez of Martin Dupont. He also produced this 12".

City Hunter 12" (Lice Records-ST 26-1985)
1. Indochis
2. Jenny Bondage
3. Magazine Game


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fourwaycross- Fill The Sky LP

One of the better known LA underground bands from the late 80's. Great mix of postpunk with a psychedelic sound
'Fill The Sky' is the band's 2nd release after an 8 track tape (which was later issued on vinyl on Nate Starkman & Son).
This album is probably the last album of the 1st line-up with Tom Dolan as lead-singer. Later albums have Beth Thompson as lead vocalist.
Tom Dolan released a solo album as Doubting Thomas.
The album is pretty long (± 50 mins.) so it's a pretty big file. Scans of the insert are included.
This album also includes the 1st issue of Alternator magazine (not scanned).

Note: lots of tracks ripped as 1 track as I didn't want to disrupt the flow of the album.

Fill The Sky LP (Motiv Communications-Motiv Prod 2-1986)
1. Climate And Weather
2. Indy
3. Apologize
4. So For You
5. Losing
6. Dirty News
7. U.S.A.
8. Trench
9. Unconcerned
10. Dream

Fill The Sky

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's Raining - Radioland 12" + 7"

Learned to know this band by downloading this 12" from a blog now gone. And I did like what I heard so I tried to find this record as well as the harder to find 7".
It's Raining were from Huntington Woods, MI. , consists of 4 members. They have a strong UK postpunk sound, except maybe the vocals. No groundbreaking stuff here but a fine listen.
Not much info to be found on the band. Both records released by the band on Certain Records.
The 7" has good songs but sounds muddy probably of bad vinyl pressing.

Radioland 12" (Certain Records-CER 1001-1984)
1. Radioland
2. Different Light
3. Go Along With You
4. Looking Glass

The Party She Cried 7" (Certain Records-CER 1002-1986)
1. The Party She Cried
2. As If It Were Today

It's Raining

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blue Cross - Demo

Normally I don't plug new bands here as my focus is on 80's underground. But I make an exception here.
Blue Cross is one of the many side-bands of Ottowa punkband Germ Attak. Met these young punks at a gig here in Belgium and they are friendly guys.
Most of the sidebands are punk/hardcore sounding but Jo formed Blue Cross, a band with a strong early 80's goth/deathrock sound. Cool eerie guitars (flanger), tribal drums and female vocals, always a plus!
Only 3 songs but worth a listen.

And The Wizard posted a tape of another cool band of punks doing the goth thing: Bellicose Minds.

1. Everything I Despise
2. Tough Days
3. Face The Aggression

Blue Cross

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pump - Sombrero Fallout CD

For those who like the 1st album of Pump, 'The Decoration Of The Duma Continues', there's good news. A friend of mine released their unreleased second album 'Sombrero Fallout'.
Andrew Cox commented on my Pump post more than a year ago asking if someone was interested in releasing it. Suddenly Andrew passed away January last year. FDV of Plague Recordings took interest and got in contact with David Elliott through Andrew Hulme of O Yuki Conjugate. And now finally this great album sees the light of day. And as stated on the insert: it's for everyone out there, but really it's for Andrew.

More info on Pump and how to get this CD, go to Plague Recordings.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Seen Links - Schlösser Rechts - s/t 7"

Here's a pretty rare 7" of some weird NDW for you. Don't know anything about Seen Links - Schlösser Rechts. Heard them on some comp. tape posted elsewhere. They also appear on the 'Auftakt' comp. LP and 'Night Of The Banshee' CD.
Lyrics of 'Die Nacht' (by Otto Ernst Hesse) from the movie "Tanz auf dem Vulkan".
First song is Chinese for '(Wir Sind) Gute Freunde'.
One of the early Zensor releases.

Seen Links - Schlösser Rechts 7" (Zensor-CM 03-1982)
1. Tuō Men Xiōng Hǎopéngyou
2. Die Nacht
3. Kreisel

Seen Links - Schlösser Rechts

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cry Of The Innocent - The Haunting/Still, Forever 7"

Finally found a copy of this rare 7". For more info on Cry Of The Innocent, check my previous post.
This is the band's first release on their own Pagan Records label.
I mentioned on my previous post that the band could have been 'bigger' if they should've signed with a more wellknown label like Beggars Banquet/Situation Two. Someone left a comment on Discogs that the band was offered a record deal by Beggars Banquet but refused it! The band had their reasons to turn the offer down I guess, but also missed the chance to get more wellknown.
Both tracks are good, but I especially like 'Still, Forever' best. Singer Lee Jones reaches high notes here.

The Haunting/Still, Forever 7" (Pagan Records-SRTS/82/CUS 1436-1982)
1. The Haunting
2. Still, Forever

Cry Of The Innocent

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Some troubles on my previous post

OK, seems that the Anatomy Of Coincidence post is plagued with problems. Here you can find a link for 2 tracks. The Machine Language track had a few glitches which I removed. The Innerface track suddenly got some annoying gaps. I don't know how that came to be. So here are better versions of those 2. Quality is quite important to me. Enjoy!

See link on previous post. Should be all OK now.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

V/A Anatomy Of Coincidence MC

Obscure comp. tape from 1984 with 10 acts from Indiana. The address states Bloomington so maybe these bands were made of students as Bloomington has one of the best universities of the world.
All tracks are instrumental and mostly made with keyboards. So expect some nice minimal synth tunes with a slightly experimental edge.
500 copies made. It is hard to tell what the bands and track titles are but Practic is mentioned for production and design so that meant that the titles in bold are the track titles I guess (see scan in the file).

V.A Anatomy Of Coincidence MC (Clandestine Recordings-001-1984)
1. Grey Area - Melancholia
2. Practic - Gone Unnoticed
3. Sphere Of Influence - Photosphere
4. Col5lage - 551
5. A Drowning Man - Rapture Of The Deep
6. Element - Rooms Without Doors
7. Deca-dense - Judgment Falling
8. Innerface - Human Factors
9. Machine Language - The Wake
10. Light On Surface - Believe/Deceive

EDIT: thanks to Oldskool, I found out that I mixed up the sides of the tape. It's hard to tell which side is A & B, so I made a major fuck-up. Below is a new link with the CORRECT tags. sorry for the inconvenience.

NEW LINK!!!!!!! (so ignore the post above. Should be all correct now)
Anatomy Of Coincidence

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Man From Missouri - s/t 10" flexi

Ever seen a 10" flexi? Well here's one from the enigmatic Man From Missouri. You could already hear a song by them on the 'Ultraviolet' comp. album posted a while ago.
Man From Missouri released an album 'Bwanger Tatalingus Debase' on the Greek chapter of Nate Starkman & Son label. Only 500 copies made so it's hard to find. Seems there's also a limited pressing in the US on Caroline.
This flexi was probably made as a promo for the album as the first three tracks also appear on the album. 'Ohms Way' is an exclusive track and a great one!
Drummer Steve Hadley later played in Acetone. Art Byington also in The Dogz, The Poetics, in the 90's line-up of Destroy All Monsters and also in Raymond Pettibon's backing band Supersession on 'Torches And Standards'.
There's a bit of scuffing noise in the beginning of 'Cover Tailor' which I couldn't remove.
Rainy Day Sponge; this post is for you! Thanks for opening my ears to some unknown gems of the LA underground scene.

Man From Missouri 10" flexi (MFM Productions-1990)
1. Epitaph
2. Accident
3. Cover Tailor
4. Ohms Way

Man From Missouri

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chim Chim Cheree! - Necessity 7"

One of those enigmatic bands that appear on the Godfathers Of German Gothic comp. CD. Don't own that CD but it's a good reference to search for more on those bands.
Chim Chim Cheree! were from Düsseldorf and did only this release I guess. Not that goth or dark as you would expect but a fine listen.

EDIT: Chim Chim Cheree! released a 12" called 'Serenade' in 1984. Follow-up bands are Scarlet Masque, Panic In Slumberland and Die Fische.

Willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause!

Necessity 7" (No Time Records-Not 1-CCC 2-1986)
1. Necessity
2. Senseless Truth

Chim Chim Cheree

Sunday, February 14, 2010

V/A The Lives Of Lhasa LP

A compilation of bands that played at the Lhasa Club in Hollywood, California. All tracks recorded live in the club.
A mix of art rock, indie rock and more experimental stuff.
Fibonaccis is art rock. First 12" released on Index Records (Wall Of Voodoo, The Thought,...).
Pell Mell is an instrumental indie rock band that released a few albums on SST.
Necropolis Of Love is a great, goth-sounding band that released one 7" and two 12"s. The 'Hope' 12" can be found here. The 'Talk' 7" here. Still need to hear the 'In Search Of...' 12".
Food And Shelter released a great but extremely rare album 'Square Dance' on Resistance Records (17 Pygmies).
Michael Peppe released a few tapes with his music and monologues.
Henry Rollins offers a spoken word piece here.
Don't know anything about the other acts.

V/A The Lives Of Lhasa LP (Lhasa Productions-1984)
1. Fibonaccis - Disgusting Man
2. Pell Mell - The Country And The City
3. Linda J. Albertano - Me And My Chauffeur Blues
4. Necropolis Of Love - The Tunnel
5. Food And Shelter - Current Events
6. Les Toulose - Black Gear On
7. Pink Mink - Devils, Devils
8. Michael Peppe - Speechless
9. Henry Rollins - This Guy Came Home From Work

The Lives Of Lhasa

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Cancel - Webs Of Fever 12"

Not a lot of info to be found on this Dutch band. 'Webs Of Fever' is their only vinyl release but they released a few tapes as well. They can also be found on the 'Transistors & Chips/E-Lok 1111' comp. album. One of their tapes can be found on No Longer Forgotten Music. Some members also released a tape as Brain Ink.
Weird mix of new wave with art rock.

Webs Of Fever 12" (Brains For Breakfast-B.F.B. 002-1986)
1. Dream Within A Dream
2. Swamp Children
3. Twisted Nerve
4. Shall We Dance


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Silent Rite - Greatest Show 7"

Only release I know of this German wave band. Their sound has nothing in common with NDW but is more inspired by UK postpunk.
Not much info to be found on Silent Rite except that bassplayer Lee Self also played in The Beauty Contest, Montanablue, Tanzplagen and occasionally for Kastrierte Philosophen.
This 7" was released on a small label called 46 Records. They also released records by Die Hornissen, Quick Culture and Alvi & The Alviettes.
'Benediction' is a live recording.

Greatest Show 7" (46 Records-PA 5102-1983)
1. Greatest Show
2. Benediction

Link removed. Check i-Tunes or Amazon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Partly Cloudy - Excess Verbiage LP

A nice follow-up to the latest post. Kindly donated by Rainy Day Sponge.
This rare and great album was also posted on Lost-In-Tyme but for those who missed it, here is your chance to get it.
Not many info on this band. RDS compares them to Algebra Suicide or XeX but with a far richer sound as they use other instruments besides synths.
A second album was intended to be released in 1990 but never happened.

Excess Verbiage LP (Forecast Records-FR 50-1987)
1. Bus Ride
2. Sunlight
3. Violated By Pretension
4. City
5. Postcard
6. You Blew It
7. Big Trouble
8. Revelation
9. Relic Revival
10. Melodrama
11. Unhallowed Ground
12. Lizards
13. Nice Time
14. Fucked

Partly Cloudy

Sunday, January 17, 2010

V/A Viva Los Angeles II 2xLP

As requested here's the seminal 2nd volume of the Viva Los Angeles series. Released in Italy on Viva Records in 1990, this album represents what was going on in the late 80's in LA.
There's enough info on bands like Drowning Pool, 17 Pygmies, Kommunity FK, Savage Republic or Fourwaycross so let's write a bit more on the lesser known acts.
Afterimage was a postpunk band that released a 12" and 7" on their own Contagion label in the early 80's. A few more records followed. This track is more of a Daniel Voznick solo effort.
Gothic Hut released their first album in 1982 on Posh Boy. Later releases on their own Show Me label. Nic Greene of The Blue Daisies and Blissed Out Fatalists was also a member of the band for a while but doesn't appear on the track here.
Marnie was a member of the Party Boys. Here she delivers the title track of her great debut album which she recorded together with Philip Drucker (Savage Republic, 17 Pygmies).
Red Temple Spirits were a psychedelic goth band with William Faircloth as frontman who was also in Minsitry Of Love. Two albums and one 7" on Independent Project and Fundamental/Nate Starkman & Son.
Partly Cloudy released one (hard-to-find) album 'Excess Verbiage' in 1987. A second album was announced but never released.
Trotsky Icepick were a noise rock band with albums on SST Records.
Shiva Burlesque did two albums: one for Nate Starkman & Son , the second one on Fundamental.
Scott Fraser did 3 albums on Fun Music of which the 1st two are cassette only.
Radwaste (ex-100 Flowers) and The Rub are both bands from the Happy Squid label.
The Soul Brothers also appeared on the 'The October Country' comp. album on Nate Starkman & Son. They also released a few cassette albums.
Mark Nine was also a member of Ministry Of Love and Afterimage.
In The Distance is a collaboration of A Produce and Pierre Lambow, both artists from the Trance Port label.
Viva Los Angeles II was released in 1990 on double LP and CD. This is the vinyl version. Comes with a booklet with more info on the bands, including discographies.

V/A Viva Los Angeles II 2xLP (Viva Records-REVI 005-1990)
1. Drowning Pool - The Italian Pop Song
2. Afterimage - Out Of Breath
3. Gothic Hut - Rio
4. Marnie - Songs Hurt Me
5. Red Temple Spirits - Rollercoaster
6. 17 Pygmies - Under The Freeway
7. Kommunity FK - Is It Your Face
8. Partly Cloudy - Jihad
9. Trotsky Icepick - This Car Is Not Blue
10. Shiva Burlesque - Arabesque
11. Scott Fraser - The Cool Shades
12. Radwaste - War Of The Roses (P.K.'s Mix)
13. The Rub - A Thousand Days
14. The Soul Brothers - Du Bist Käse
15. Savage Republic - Valetta
16. Mark Nine - Sun And Shadows
17. Fourwaycross - Let It Come Down
18. In The Distance - Migration

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Bachelors Of Art - This Tribal Courthouse LP

Unknown female-fronted goth band from Columbia, SC.
Strong song material but the production could be much better. The drums sound weak and the overall sound is quite muddy. Too bad. But don't let that be a reason not to download it.
The lyrics to 'Talking Of Michelangelo' and 'I'll Come Back' are taken from "The Wasteland and Other Poems" by T.S. Eliot.
Last song is an instrumental.

This Tribal Courthouse LP (Black And Blue Records-BA-1286-1986)
1. The Run
2. Descend Again
3. The Desert
4. Talking Of Michelangelo
5. Shuffling & Mumbling
6. Three Cornered Plot
7. I'll Come Back
8. Eshu's Effigy

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Cold Dance - No Glamour In Industry 7"

Got a request through discogs for this one. Didn't know that this 7" wasn't posted before.
This is the 1st record by Cold Dance. They did two 7"s for Xcentric Noise Records, known for releasing international punk/hardcore records. But the label also released some interesting goth bands from the Hull area like Luddites, Quel Dommage, Cold Dance and Punctured Tough Guy.
All of these are getting pretty hard to find especially the Punctured Tough Guy 7" and the 2nd Cold Dance 7". But if you want to check out these, go here and here.

Welcome to 2010!

No Glamour In Industry 7" (Xcentric Noise Records-FIFTH 1-1984)
1. Choice
2. Influence
3. Then + Now

Cold Dance