FRIDAY NIGHT DRIVE-IN MOVIE

First Man Into Space (1959)


FMIS PosterHELD OVER – 2nd SMASH WEEK! FIRST MAN INTO SPACE (1959, a.k.a. Satellite Of Blood) Featuring all the hallmarks of a low-budget b-movie production… stock military footage and almost completely darkened sets, conveniently disguising the lack of control rooms, props and space capsule gadgetry. Pretty much all you see is a room or an apartment… and the English country side’s foggy forests supposedly passing for New Mexico, USA (look for the military base signs with the British spelling of “Authorised,” for a clue that this flick was made in the UK). Starring Marshall Thompson as Commander Charles “Chuck” Prescott (you might remember Thompson for his acting chops in Fiend Without A Face, HERE). And, yes… Thompson is seen hitting on grieving women again in this one. The story is, as you might expect from a 1959 pre-space plot; Chuck’s brother, a wise crackin’ Lieutenant, flies up, encounters radiation (meteorite dust, in this case), comes back down and starts killing people. The crud-covered monster he becomes, however, looks an awful lot like the “Shit Demon” seen in Kevin Smith’s Dogma. EXCLAMATION-MARKED TAG LINE: It Leaps Ahead Of The Headlines! DIALOG ALERT: “You can pull all the rank you want, you’re very good at doing that. But just remember this… you couldn’t pilot a kiddy car across the other side of the street. If it weren’t for guys like me, you’d be dead! Nothin’!” Find First Man Into Space @ Amazon, HERE. New Movies, Fridays ‘Round Midnight.

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THE KINKS Face To Face (1966), Something Else By The Kinks (1967), Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) (1969) & Muswell Hillbillies (1971) – Deluxe Editions

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ArthurMuswell Hillbillies
Face To Face (Deluxe Edition) (1966)
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition) (1967)
Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) (Deluxe Edition) (1969)
Muswell Hillbillies (Deluxe Edition) (1971)
2011 Kinks Reissues

Someone suggested some Deluxe Kinks, so, without essay, here’s what I’ve got on hand. Don’t forget our longstanding 3CD version of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, in the archives (HERE). We got some more from the Davies brothers buried in the bowels, including: The Complete Live At The Hippodrome – July 14, 1974 (HERE), their 1996 finale, To The Bone and To The Bone – The Rehearsals (HERE), The Kinks At The BBC (5CD Box, HERE) as well as Dave Davies’ 1980 debut, AFL1-3603 (HERE) and The Aschere Project, Two Worlds (HERE). You’ll also find a MOJO tribute CD from 2006, The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies (HERE). Find these four at Amazon: Face To Face (HERE), Something Else (HERE), Arthur (HERE) & Muswell Hillbillies (HERE).

Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition)
1
David Watts (mono) (2:33)
Death Of A Clown (mono) (3:06)
Two Sisters (mono) (2:03)
No Return (mono) (2:03)
Harry Rag (mono) (2:18)
Tin Soldier Man (mono, first two notes missing, no backing vocals) (2:50)
Situation Vacant (mono) (3:20)
Love Me Till The Sun Shines (mono) (3:19)
Lazy Old Sun (mono) (2:50)
Afternoon Tea (mono) (3:27)
Funny Face (mono) (2:18)
End Of The Season (mono) (2:59)
Waterloo Sunset (mono) (3:17)
Act Nice And Gentle (mono) (2:39)
Mr. Pleasant (mono) (2:59)
Susannah’s Still Alive (mono) (2:21)
Autumn Almanac (mono) (3:10)
Harry Rag (mono, alternate mix) (2:14)
David Watts (mono, alternate mix) (2:32)
Afternoon Tea (mono, alternate mix with tone pedal guitar) (3:17)
Sunny Afternoon (BBC version) (2:52)
Autumn Almanac (BBC version) (3:05)
Mr Pleasant (BBC version) (2:48)
Susannah’s Still Alive (BBC version) (2:14)
David Watts (BBC version) (2:10)
Love Me Till The Sun Shines (BBC version) (2:19)
Death Of A Clown (BBC version) (2:45)
Good Luck Charm (BBC version) (1:17)
Harry Rag (BBC version) (2:27)
Little Woman (mono backing track) (2:13)
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David Watts (2:43)
Death Of A Clown (3:17)
Two Sisters (2:04)
No Return (2:04)
Harry Rag (2:19)
Tin Soldier Man (2:55)
Situation Vacant (3:18)
Love Me Till The Sun Shines (3:26)
Lazy Old Sun (2:48)
Afternoon Tea (3:28)
Funny Face (2:30)
End Of The Season (3:02)
Waterloo Sunset (3:24)
Susannah’s Still Alive (2:22)
Autumn Almanac (3:19)
Sand On My Shoes (3:11)
Afternoon Tea (alternate version) (3:45)
Mr Pleasant (alternate version) (3:22)
Lazy Old Sun (alternate vocals) (3:15)
Funny Face (alternate version) (2:42)
Afternoon Tea (alternate mix with tone pedal guitar) (3:20)
Tin Soldier Man (alternate backing track) (3:06)

Face To Face (Deluxe Edition)
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Party Line (mono) (2:38)
Rosie Won’t You Please Come Home (mono) (2:36)
Dandy (mono) (2:15)
Too Much On My Mind (mono) (2:33)
Session Man (mono) (2:23)
Rainy Day In June (mono) (3:20)
A House In The Country (mono) (3:09)
Holiday In Waikiki (mono) (2:55)
Most Exclusive Residence For Sale (mono) (2:51)
Fancy (mono) (2:32)
Little Miss Queen Of Darkness (mono) (3:21)
You’re Looking Fine (mono) (2:54)
Sunny Afternoon (mono) (3:41)
I’ll Remember (mono) (2:33)
Dead End Street (mono) (3:24)
Big Black Smoke (mono) (2:35)
This Is Where I Belong (mono) (2:27)
She’s Got Everything (mono) (3:11)
Little Miss Queen Of Darkness (mono, alternate take) (3:22)
Dead End Street (mono, original unreleased version) (2:56)
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Party Line (2:38)
Rosie Won’t You Please Come Home (2:36)
Dandy (2:14)
Too Much On My Mind (2:32)
Session Man (2:14)
Rainy Day In June (3:20)
A House In The Country (3:08)
Holiday In Waikiki (2:50)
Most Exclusive Residence For Sale (2:58)
Fancy (2:31)
Little Miss Queen Of Darkness (3:20)
You’re Looking Fine (2:52)
Sunny Afternoon (3:40)
I’ll Remember (2:33)
This Is Where I Belong (2:46)
Big Black Smoke (2:51)
She’s Got Everything (3:10)
You’re Looking Fine (alternate stereo mix) (2:53)
Sunny Afternoon (alternate stereo mix) (3:49)
Fancy (alternate stereo mix) (2:57)
Little Miss Queen Of Darkness (alternate stereo mix) (3:22)
Dandy (alternate stereo mix) (2:15)

Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) (Deluxe Edition)
1
Victoria (mono) (3:44)
Yes Sir, No Sir (mono) (3:50)
Some Mother’s Son (mono) (3:27)
Drivin’ (mono) (3:16)
Brainwashed (mono) (2:38)
Australia (mono) (6:47)
Shangri-La (mono) (5:23)
Mr Churchill Says (mono) (4:45)
She’s Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina (mono) (3:10)
Young And Innocent Days (mono) (3:24)
Nothing To Say (mono) (3:11)
Arthur (mono) (5:29)
Plastic Man (mono) (3:04)
This Man He Weeps Tonight (mono) (2:43)
Mindless Child Of Motherhood (mono) (3:10)
Creeping Jean (mono) (3:19)
Lincoln County (mono) (3:13)
Hold My Hand (mono) (3:21)
Victoria (mono, with BBC overdubs) (3:36)
Mr Churchill Says (mono, with BBC overdubs) (3:38)
Arthur (mono, with BBC overdubs) (3:17)
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Victoria (3:40)
Yes Sir, No Sir (3:47)
Some Mother’s Son (3:26)
Drivin’ (3:20)
Brainwashed (2:35)
Australia (6:48)
Shangri-La (5:21)
Mr Churchill Says (4:43)
She’s Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina (3:08)
Young And Innocent Days (3:22)
Nothing To Say (3:09)
Arthur (5:29)
Plastic Man (3:03)
This Man He Weeps Tonight (2:39)
Drivin’ (alternate stereo mix) (3:16)
Mindless Child Of Motherhood (3:10)
Hold My Hand (3:15)
Lincoln County (3:23)
Mr Shoemaker’s Daughter (2009 remix) (3:07)
Mr Reporter (2009 remix, lead vocals by Dave) (3:36)
Shangri-La (backing track) (5:29)

Muswell Hillbillies (Deluxe Edition)
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20th Century Man (5:58)
Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (3:32)
Holiday (2:40)
Skin And Bone (3:39)
Alcohol (3:35)
Complicated Life (4:08)
Here Come The People In Grey (3:46)
Have A Cuppa Tea (3:45)
Holloway Jail (3:28)
Oklahoma U.S.A. (2:39)
Uncle Son (2:33)
Muswell Hillbilly (5:01)
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Lavender Lane (3:48)
Mountain Woman (3:08)
Have A Cuppa Tea (alternate version) (3:33)
Muswell Hillbilly (shortened edit) (3:50)
Uncle Son (alternate version) (2:44)
Kentucky Moon (3:56)
Nobody’s Fool (demo version) (2:28)
20th Century Man (alternate instrumental take) (3:02)
20th Century Man (shortened edit) (5:04)
Queenie (instrumental backing track) (3:43)
Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (BBC version) (3:48)
Holiday (BBC version) (3:08)
Skin And Bone (BBC version) (2:34)

MALO Malo (1973) – w/ Carlos’ Brother, Jorge Santana

FrontMalo (1972)
Blame The DNA…

Excellent debut release from Malo, featuring Jorge Santana – guitar-playing brother of Carlos – as well as a former member (or two) of Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues Band. The stylistic crossover between brothers Carlos and Jorge is pretty evident from the get-go – the percolating Latin rhythms, ethnically laced pop vocals and searing guitar work, to name a few characteristics. But, what set Malo (ever-so-slightly) apart, was the quality material, performances and the Top 20 hit, “Suavecito,” which all helped to override the expected (though not-unwarranted) wails of unoriginality. Blame the DNA, because Malo is as intoxicating as early Santana, with intricate arrangements, well-integrated horns and an unquestionable level of musicianship. Besides, Carlos had already embraced newer, jazzier extremes by the time this LP was released in 1972, so fans of the Santana “style” could still be satisfied via Malo. Jorge would record (maybe) three more albums with Malo – who would continue as a working unit into the new millennium without him. A few solo albums followed, including one with brother Carlos, but his profile has always been frustratingly low, probably no more frustrating than to Jorge himself. Many thanks to one of our readers, Joerg, for sharing this with us. We’ve got more (Carlos) Santana in the archives, including Borboletta (HERE), MCMLXVIII (pre-fame recordings, HERE), 1978′s GIANTS, a vinyl-only release with Santana, Herbie Hancock & Lee Oscar (HERE) and some live Santana and Malo on Fillmore: The Last Days (HERE). The 90s CD version of Malo is available used at Amazon, HERE, but is being re-issued in mid-September, though there’s no word yet on bonuses. Pre-order HERE.

Pana (6:52)
Just Say Goodbye (7:51)
Cafe (7:20)
Nena (6:30)
Suavecito (6:36)
Peace (9:18)

DWIGHT YOAKAM dwightyoakamacoustic.net (2000)

Frontdwightyoakamacoustic.net (2000)
Stripped… Just As The Cover Advertises

From The All Music Guide: At first glance, dwightyoakamacoustic.net might look like a simple re-recorded greatest-hits album that’s pleasant but unnecessary. However, the spontaneity and depth of these performances should give any Yoakam fan pause before dismissing it out of hand. Other than the fact that it has no discernible connection to the Internet, the album is exactly what the title promises: aside from one electric-guitar overdub, it’s nothing but Yoakam and an acoustic guitar the whole way through. This ultra-stripped-down setting gives Yoakam a chance to establish an intimacy of performance that relies simply on the expressiveness of his voice and his ability to fill up space with compelling guitar work. To a certain extent, Yoakam could be handicapped by the familiarity of most of these songs, but revisiting one’s back catalog is certainly not without precedent; outlaw country’s biggest stars frequently re-recorded old favorites to reflect their changing sounds. Without much to concentrate on other than emotive power in Yoakam’s voice, the heartbreaking ballads are that much more affecting, culminating in the a cappella, album-closing rendition of the once uptempo “Guitars, Cadillacs.” The approach also helps evoke the wide-open spaces of songs like “Bury Me” and “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere.” Not everything here is revelatory – in the end, some songs are merely pleasant – but overall, dwightyoakamacoustic.net is a left-field success, a testament to the richness of Yoakam’s back catalog and his skill as an interpreter. Inexpensive at Amazon, HERE.

Bury Me (3:13)
1,000 Miles (4:02)
Little Sister (3:21)
Please, Please Baby (2:06)
It Won’t Hurt (4:01)
I’ll Be Gone (2:30)
Johnson’s Love (4:25)
Little Ways (2:57)
This Drinkin’ Will Kill Me (2:45)
Nothing’s Changed Here (3:00)
Throughout All Time (2:58)
Sad, Sad Music (2:11)
It Only Hurts When I Cry (2:28)
Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses) (3:48)
The Distance Between You And Me (2:06)
A Thousand Miles From Nowhere (3:14)
Two Doors Down (4:38)
Readin’, Rightin’, Rt. 23 (4:08)
If There Was A Way (2:33)
Fast As You (3:56)
Home For Sale (3:01)
A Long Way Home (2:52)
Lonesome Roads (2:49)
Things Change (3:08)
Guitars, Cadillacs (1:50)

MICHAEL GILES Progress, Circa 1978 (2002) – Brilliant Jazz/Prog Drummer For (You Know Who)

Progress, Circa 1978 (2002)
The Spiritual Sequel To McDonald & Giles

If, like me, you waited in vain for a follow-up to Ian McDonald & Michael Giles’ excellent (and only) 1971 LP, McDonald & Giles, you may find solace in these lost recordings from drummer Michael Giles. After his stint in Giles, Giles & Fripp, and his career-defining drum work on 1969′s In The Court Of The Crimson King (followed by the aforementioned McDonald & Giles), Michael left the touring life for session work, finishing these tapes in his spare time. Perhaps because of the UK’s reign of punk, also circa 1978, Progress didn’t see the light of day until 2002. While Progress offers a jazzier skew to Giles’ previous work, there is still plenty of that slightly psychedelic, wispy melodic airiness that was used so effectively within McDonald & Gilespre-prog framework. The Canterbury-style pop, which defined The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp is given a more mature setting here, while the prog interplay that dominated Crimson’s debut surfaces throughout. Bassist/brother Peter is also on board. For faith-keepers, Progress is a rewarding addendum to Michael Giles’ always stylish – but typically under-the-radar – instrumental and compositional work. Find the outstanding McDonald & Giles HERE (in Readers Links – Aug. 30, 2013). Hard copies of Progress are well over $100 at Amazon (HERE).

Sunrise (0:56)
Departure (3:14)
Rolling (3:48)
Daydream (1:01)
Moving (4:14)
Midsummer Day (6:01)
Progress (6:03)
Sunset (3:47)
Shunter (2:44)
Rocking (2:11)
Nightdream (2:08)
Arrival (6:09)

GIRL BROS. Girl Bros. (1998) – The Artists Formerly Known As Wendy & Lisa

Girl Bros. (1998)
From Prince’s Revolution… Via Producer Tchad Blake

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman, also known as Wendy & Lisa from Prince’s Revolution, deliver their best album to date under the alias of Girl Bros. Tchad Blake produces. Contains plenty of dreamy vocals, slightly psychedelic whimsy and a dose of Blake’s bang & clang drum technique. Why their profile is so low on this release is curious (no names, no pics… and the moniker, Girl Bros., has long been their publishing company’s name), but the style is rich with texture and sincerity. This is the duo’s 4th album (the first and last using this name), not counting a couple of releases available only from their website. The duo even scored an under-the-radar Emmy nod in 2012 for “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music” for the show, Touch. Find this one at Amazon, HERE. We’ve got lots of Prince (which means some more Wendy & Lisa) in the archives, HERE.

Reaching One (4:11)
Love & Trouble (3:30)
I Will (3:38)
All Nite (3:09)
Bring You Back (4:12)
I’ve Got A Big Bowl Of Cherries (3:14)
Uh-Uh, Don’t Look Down (4:33)
All I Wonder / Anyway (5:16)
If I Were Brave (2:45)
Jonathan (3:47)
Let’s Say (3:31)
I’ve Got No Strings (6:53)

NEW YORK DOLLS A Hard Night’s Day (1973/2000)

A Hard Night’s Day(2000)
Excellent 1973 Studio Performance

There are plenty of Dolls demos, boots and rarities around. Most of them suck. This is one of the best. Recorded in March 1973, A Hard Night’s Day features the original recording band – David Johansen, Johnny Thunders, Sylvain Sylvain, Arthur Kane & Jerry Nolan, live in the studio on 21 demos – a live gig, really – filled with chatter, raw, barely bar-worthy chops and a smattering of trashy 50s rock ‘n roll, taped just prior to The Dolls’ Todd Rundgren-produced debut. Live, sans production technique, just as The Dolls were meant to be heard. Even in the studio they managed to stir up shit, as you can only imagine from the off-mic altercation Johansen referees at the beginning of “Pills.” This is the 2000 Norton Records version, but these tapes have been released under a few different titles and labels. There’s more Dolls & Dolls-related stuff in the archives, including From Paris With Love (L.U.V.) (HERE), Live At The Fillmore East-December 28 & 29, 2007 and The Return Of The New York Dolls – Live From Royal Festival Hall, 2004 (both HERE), DAVID JOHANSEN Live It Up (HERE), JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS L.A.M.F. The Lost ’77 Mixes (HERE), Hurt Me (HERE), Stations Of The Cross & I Only Wrote This Song For You: A Tribute To Johnny Thunders (both HERE). Find A Hard Night’s Day at Amazon, HERE.

Seven Day Weekend
Frankenstein
Who Are The Mystery Girls?
(There’s Gonna Be A) Showdown
Back In The USA
Looking For A Kiss
Jet Boy
It’s Too Late
Bad Detective
Lonely Planet Boy
Subway Train
Private World
Trash
Human Being
Don’t Start Me Talkin
Give Her A Great Big Kiss
Vietnamese Baby
Babylon
Bad Girl
Pills
Personality Crisis

GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA The Feed-Back (1970), Eroina (1971), Niente (1971) + Nuova Consonanza (1975) – Avant Garde Composers Collective w/ Ennio Morricone

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The Feed-Back (1970)
Eroina (1971)
Niente (1971)
Nuova Consonanza (1975)
Got Drugs?

Super groups come in all shapes and sizes. But few are as extraordinarily outside as the avant grade composers collective, Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Spearheaded in the 1960s by Italian film and classical composers Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone & Egisto Macchi, the loose-knit “group” was enhanced by a revolving cast of like-minded compatriots, along with a foreigner or two, all hell-bent on exploring the envelope-stretching possibilities of the avant grade, musique concrete, noise, drum ‘n’ bass (before it had a trendy name) and pseudo jazz/rock. There’s no easy categorization handy for the weirdness they embraced in the late 60s and 70s (and beyond), but, curiously, they do have a distinctive style that forms an identifiable (anti-) musical thread throughout their many releases. Here are four seminal efforts that specialize in scraped strings, scratched piano wire, atonal instrumentation and disembodied beats. Personally, I’ve been smitten with these guys since the 80s, when I first stumbled onto them though my growing interest in Ennio Morricone (best known for his spaghetti westerns, but whose depth as a film composer is limitless… and still ongoing). And, while it’s difficult to explain Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza’s appeal, those who listen to noise music on a regular basis will no doubt hear the tangible quality inherent in their work. I won’t bother waxing poetic about the merits of avant-sound. You’re the type to either like it or not. Most don’t. But newbies are invited to give these guys a shot, since their sensibilities and experience rank them a cut above even the best of space voyagers, while their consistency and atmospheric control might even find favor with some non-believers. Try a few sound players below for a taste. Drugs not included. We’ve got more essential Ennio Morricone in the archives, including: A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and Once Upon A Time In The West (all HERE), High (HERE) and Crime And Dissonance (HERE). You might also try John Zorn’s cool tribute, The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone (HERE). Find these Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza releases at Amazon, The Feed-Back (HERE), Eroina (HERE), Niente (HERE) and Nuova Consonanza (HERE).

THE FEED-BACK
The Feed-Back (6:46)
Quasar (5:50)
Kumalo (14:18)


EROINA
Warum (2:07)
Raptus (3:44)
Aghi (2:40)
Haschich (3:18)
Eroina (5:08)
Metedrina (5:18)
Oppio (2:47)
Stridori (4:02)
Haschich #2 (3:18)
Danger (2:05)
Haschich #3 (3:44)
Orgasmo (2:13)


NIENTE
Niente (6:08)
Hei! (1:43)
Sieben (2:07)
Bambù (2:04)
Natale A Detroit (1:34)
Con Moto (2:08)
Cronometro (2:54)
Antimilitarismo (2:03)
Down (1:41)
Mattatoio (3:37)
Bali (2:46)
Padroni Delle Ferriere (3:06)
Bambù #2 (3:13)
Renitenza (2:31)
Toms (1:27)
Sieben #2 (2:03)


NUOVA CONSONANZA
Settimino (19:46)
Eflot (11:16)
Soup (7:37)
Scratch (10:46)

DWIGHT TWILLEY Soundtrack (2011)

FrontSoundtrack (2011)
Welcome Back…

Damn fine return-to-form 2011 release from Dwight Twilley, recalling his 70s power pop glory years. No easy feat for aging posters, as we’ve all learned by now. Sadly, Soundtrack has gone largely ignored, which is kind of fitting for a talented guy who’s been saddled with more than his share of bad career breaks and corporate apathy over the years. This album, along with 2010′s Green Blimp, finds DT reconnecting with his roots in a genuinely sincere way, not as a nostalgia trip like many rockers have been reduced to. Not surprisingly, the songs here were originally written with a career documentary in mind, which is why the lyrical subject matter skews more personal and retrospectively than much of his work. Susan Cowsill guests. We’ve got more Dwight Twilley in the archives, including his covers tribute, The Beatles (Deluxe Edition) (HERE), Sincerely and Twilley Don’t Mind (both HERE)… and check the comments of the same post for DT’s Between The Cracks (Rarities 1), 47 Moons and a boot, Tulsa Girl, plus Phil Seymour’s debut. Dwight also appears 1996′s Come And Get It – A Tribute To Badfinger, also in the archives (HERE). Find Soundtrack at Amazon, HERE.

You Close Your Eyes (4:15)
Bus Ticket (3:39)
Tulsa Town (4:15)
Skeleton Man (4:35)
My Life (4:01)
God Didn’t Do It (4:22)
Out In The Rain (3:51)
Soundtrack (4:36)
The Lonely One (4:22)
The Cards Will Fall (3:59)
Good Things Come Hard (4:05)
The Last Time Around (5:31)

VARIOUS ARTISTS Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection (2000)

Brain-in-a-Box-PackagingBrain In A Box:
The Science Fiction Collection
(2000)
Space Age Fun In A Box

A project like this, with a broad cross-section of material spanning decades, styles and tastes (with an elaborate 3-D box cover no less) is enough to make you pine for the days when the record industry ruled the world… financing multi-disc projects (like this) with the fingerprints of a fan-boy and the licensing clout of a corporation. Brain In A Box is a love letter to science fiction music, in all it’s permeated forms; serious film scores, colorful TV theme songs, sci-fi themed pop music, comic foolishness and serious weirdness. There’s a little bit of everything here… and it’s a fun listen from start to finish. As a collection, it’s as skitzo as it gets; Bernard Herrmann to Ferrante & Teicher to Sun Ra to Webb Wilder to Ella Fitzgerald to The Rubinoos to The Jetsons. Not disparate enough for you? How about Parliament to Lothar And The Hand People to T Bone Burnett to Leonard Nimoy to The Outer Limits? While the track list – on paper – may seem far too impossibly diverse for consumption, the fact is that Brain In A Box is a wonderfully nostalgic trip with enough side avenue detours to keep you guessing what could possibly be next. Peruse the track list below, or better yet… don’t, and just take the train if you have even the slightest interest in sci-fi and its distant associations. For the more serious students, we’ve got some stuff in the archives that may interest you, including; The Twilight Zone – The 40th Anniversary Collection (4CD Box HERE), BERNARD HERRMANN The Day The Earth Stood Still (HERE), DOMINIC FRONTIERE The Outer Limits (Television Soundtrack HERE), HERMAN STEIN This Island Earth (HERE), 2001: A Space Odyssey (HERE), DANNY ELFMAN Mars Attacks (HERE), JERRY GOLDSMITH Seconds (HERE) and way too many other related posts to list. Find used copies of Brain In A Box at Amazon for $75-$125, HERE.

Disc 1 Movie ThemesDISC 1: MOVIE THEMES
Science Fiction/Double Feature
(from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Introduction From “Also Sprach Zarathustra”
(from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
Main Titles/Overture (from Forbidden Planet)
Prelude/Outer Space/Radar (from The Day The Earth Stood Still)
Visitors From Space (from It Came From Outer Space)
Main Titles (from Creature From The Black Lagoon)
Main Theme (from The Incredible Shrinking Man)
Main Title/Credits (from The Time Machine)
Main Title (from Them!)
Prelude (from The Thing)
Main Title (from First Men On The Moon)
Main Title (from The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms)
Radio Announcement (from Fantastic Voyage)
Main Title Sound Effects Suite (from Fantastic Voyage)
Main Title (from Planet Of The Apes)
Desert Trip (from The Andromeda Strain)
The Conversation (from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind)
Ripley’s Rescue (from Aliens)
Three Million Light Years From Earth (from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial)
Robo vs. Ed-209 (from Robocop)
Main Title (from Robocop)
Trust Me (from Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
The Mine (from Outland)
Main Title/Introduction (from War Of The Worlds)
Main Title (from Predator)
Main Title (from The Fly)
Main Title (from Mars Attacks)
Anything Is Possible (from The Matrix)

Disc 2 TV ThemesDISC 2: TV THEMES
Main Title (from The Twilight Zone)
Main Title (from Lost In Space)
Theme (from My Favorite Martian)
Dr. Who (from Dr. Who)
Theme (from The Jetsons)
Main Title (from The Time Tunnel)
Fear (from One Step Beyond)
Control Voice Introduction (from The Outer Limits)
Main Title (from The Outer Limits)
Theme (from Men Into Space)
Theme (from The Thunderbirds)
Theme (from Stingray)
Theme (from Astroboy)
Main Title (from Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea)
Main Title (from Land Of The Giants)
Main Title/Closing Theme – (from Star Trek)
Theme (from Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Main Title (from V: The Series)
Main Title (from Babylon 5)
Treehouse of Horror I (Kang & Kodos Medley) (From The Simpsons)
Main Title (from The X-Files)
Changing Channels

Disc 3 PopDISC 3: POP
THE TORNADOES Telstar
JIMMY HASKELL & HIS ORCHESTRA Blast Off
THE MARKETTS Out Of Limits
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Have You Seen The Saucers
GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR Waiting For The UFO’s
HARRY NILSSON Spaceman
SPIRIT Space Child
SUBURBAN LAWNS Flying Saucer Safari
SOUL INC. UFO
JOE BENNETT & THE SPARKLETONES Rocket
WEBB WILDER Rocket To Nowhere
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS For Science
LOTHAR & THE HAND PEOPLE Machines
STAN RIDGWAY Beyond Tomorrow
MILTON DELUGG Theme For The Creature From Under The Sea
T BONE BURNETT Humans From Earth
THE VENTURES Fear (from One Step Beyond)
VERNON GREEN & THE MEDALLIONS Rocket Ship
CHRIS CONNOR Radar Blues
ROKY ERICKSON Creature With The Atom Brain
KATHY MCCARTY Rocket Ship
PRELUDE After The Gold Rush

Disc 4 Incidental:LoungeDISC 4: INCIDENTAL/LOUNGE
RUSS GARCIA & HIS ORCHESTRA Frozen Neptune
LES BAXTER Lunar Rhapsody
FERRANTE & TEICHER Man From Mars
FRANK COMSTOCK On The Dark Side Of The Moon
LES BAXTER Saturday Night On Saturn
ATTILIO MINEO Welcome To Tomorrow
DICK HYMAN Space Reflex (Blues In 5/4)
PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA The Bringer Of War
SAMUEL J. HOFFMAN Theremin Solo
BILLY MURE Guitars In Space
RUSS GARCIA & HIS ORCHESTRA Nova (Exploding Star)
SUN RA Space Is The Place
RAYMOND SCOTT & HIS ORCHESTRA Twilight Zone
PERRY & KINGSLEY Cosmic Ballad
DICK HYMAN Moon Gas
RUSS GARCIA & HIS ORCHESTRA Monsters of Jupiter
JERRY GOLDSMITH She Likes Me
FRANK COE Tone Tales From Tomorrow
LEONARD NIMOY Alien
DAVID GARLAND/JOHN ZORN On Planet X

Disc 5 NoveltyDISC 5: NOVELTY
BUCHANAN & GOODMAN The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2)
LOUIS PRIMA Beep! Beep!
THE FIVE BLOBS The Blob
THE RAN-DELLS Martian Hop
LEONARD NIMOY Music To Watch Space Girls By
THE B-52s Planet Claire
THE DICKIES Gigantor
ELLA FITZGERALD Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer
THE REZILLOS Flying Saucer Attack
BILLY LEE RILEY & HIS LITTLE GREEN MEN Flyin’ Saucers Rock ‘N’ Roll
MOJO NIXON & HIS WORLD FAMOUS BLUE JAYS UFOs, Big Rigs & BBQ
JIMMY DURANTE We’re Going UFO’ing
THE RUBINOOS Surf Trek
THE HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS Mister Spaceman
SATELLITE SINGERS Meet Space Pilot Jones
SHEB WOOLEY The Purple People Eater
BUCK TRAIL Knocked Out Joint On Mars
BILL CARLISLE Tiny Space Man
BUCHANAN BROTHERS & THE GEORGIA CATAMOUNTS (When You See) Those Flying Saucers
PARLIAMENT Unfunky UFO
KIRBY STONE FOUR You Came From Outer Space

VARIOUS ARTISTS Ralph Records 10th Anniversary Radio Special! (1982) – w/ Host Penn Jillette

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Penn Jillette… Meet Ralph Records

The story goes that Ralph Records (home of unsellable music from the likes of The Residents, Snakefinger, Tuxedomoon, Fred Frith and others) hired magician Penn Jillette (the talkative half of Penn & Teller) and locked him in a motel room across the street from their corporate headquarters for six days in 1982 (the Bentley Motor Inn, as pictured with a young Penn on the cover). Jillette was given daily shipments of Ralph’s records and tasked to record his thoughts on all the weirdness he was experiencing (he says) for the first time (this, despite his long-standing support for outsider music). After six days, Ralph edited the 50 hours of Penn’s recordings, added snippets of the music being reviewed, and created the Ralph Records 10th Anniversary Radio Special! If this doesn’t whet your appetite for something out of the ordinary, what will? Truth is… this will surely appeal more to hardcore Penn fans than Ralph-ers who already know and own this music, since the focus here is on the verbose Mr. J, who says he doesn’t even like a lot of what he’s hearing. Which makes for an ass-backwards way to promote a record company. Penn’s game on Day One, but Day Two finds him befuddled. At the end of Day Three he’s ranting about trying to tap his “foot to wind,” and on Day Four he’s revolting, refusing to even listen any longer. By Day Five Penn has seen the light and on Day Six, he thinks Ralph is the “best label in the world.” Tidy. The original 1982 double LP release of Ralph Records 10th Anniversary Radio Special! featured a 4th side not included on this 1999 CD re-issue, entitled “10 Years In 20 Minutes,” a bonus track that was not actually connected to the Penn project. I couldn’t find any copies of this ancient artifact at Ebay or Amazon.

Day One (12:10)
Day Two (12:00)
Day Three (11:53)
Day Four (12:28)
Day Five (12:11)
Day Six (12:29)

MOJO Presents: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live 1974 Sampler (2014)

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The latest free CD from the September, 2014 issue of MOJO is as co-promotion for MOJO‘s 250th issue interview with each member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, busy promoting their latest live box set, CSNY 1974. It’s a five track, 20 minute plus sampler from the box. Perhaps we can use this opportunity to plug our C, C&N, CS&N and CPR hidden archive posts, HERE. Find all 149 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

Almost Cut My Hair (6:47)
Change Partners (3:28)
Pre-Road Downs (3:18)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (3:18)
Carry Me (4:43)

STOMU YAMASHTA’S GO: Go (1976), Go Too (1977) + Live From Paris (1976/2005) – w/ Steve Winwood, Michael Shrieve, Al Di Meola, Klaus Shultz & others

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Go (1976)
Go Too (1977)
Live From Paris (1976/2005)
From The Age Of Super Groups…

Not unlike Ginger Baker’s Air Force (HERE), Stomu Yamashta was super-grouping his way into the mid-70s jazz/rock/electronic/world beat sweepstakes with a cast of heavy, seemingly mis-picked friends (including Traffic’s Steve Winwood, Santana’s brilliant drummer Michael Shrieve, guitarist extraordinaire Al Di Meola and German electronic guru, Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream) to create a bustling, heady, stylistic fusion that defied easy categorization. Yamashta’s Go (1976) and Go Too (1977), pressure-cooked Winwood’s flighty vocals, elaborate female choruses and Klaus Schultz’s disembodied electronic coloring, into an otherworldly potpourri that managed to stand out in an era already reeling from prog excess, disco madness and the simmering punk onslaught. It’s all in the grooves of the unit’s two studio albums from 1976-77, and the sizzling, long-delayed live CD, Live From Paris, recorded on the 1976 tour with Al Di Meola. For fans of the original Go, take note that Island Records accidentally switched the A & B sides back in the day, a mistake that has never been corrected… until the 2005 live album sequenced the material in its intended order. Hit the archives to find more from STEVE WINWOOD: Live At BBC Maida Vale Studios June 17, 2010 (HERE), TRAFFIC: Heaven Is In Your Mind (HERE), Last Exit, John Barleycorn Must Die, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys & Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory (all HERE), BLIND FAITH: Blind Faith (Deluxe, HERE), THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP: The Second Album (HERE) and MICHAEL SHRIEVE: In Suspect Terrain (HERE), SANTANA: Borboletta (HERE), MCMLXVIII (HERE) & Fillmore: The Last Days (HERE). Search Amazon to find Go (HERE), Go Too (HERE) and Live From Paris (HERE).

GO
Solitude (2:36)
Nature (2:33)
Air Over (2:26)
Crossing The Line (5:07)
Man Of Leo (1:58)
Stellar (2:26)
Space Theme (3:44)
Space Requiem (3:34)
Space Song (1:50)
Carnival (2:49)
Ghost Machine (2:10)
Surfspin (2:27)
Time Is Here (2:55)
Winner/Loser (4:18)

GO TOO
Prelude (3:03)
Seen You Before (6:16)
Madness (5:59)
Mysteries Of Love (6:47)
Wheels Of Fortune (5:36)
Beauty (5:11)
You And Me (6:59)
Ecliptic (2:25)

LIVE FROM PARIS
Space Song (2:35)
Carnival (1:17)
Wind Spin (8:17)
Ghost Machine (3:43)
Surf Spin (1:43)
Time Is Here (7:39)
Winner Loser (5:09)
Solitude (1:59)
Nature (3:26)
Air Voice (0:58)
Crossing The Line (7:45)
Man Of Leo (14:19)
Stellar (1:23)
Space Requiem (3:17)

THE DOORS Rock Is Dead Sessions – Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA – February 25th, 1969

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Fly On The Wall Studio Session

Back in the late 90s and early 00′s, The Doors began peppering their reissues and box sets with unheard bonus tracks from their taped archives. Tracks like “Woman Is The Devil,” “Whiskey, Mystics And Men” and “Mystery Train” made the rounds on various collections and into The Doors canon. What many didn’t realize, however, is that all those tracks, as well as a few others, came from one live session The Doors taped at Sunset Sound in Hollywood on February 25th, 1969. The band was working on The Soft Parade at the time, when they took a break to go to a Mexican restaurant for dinner, beer and tequila, before heading back to the studio to record these unvarnished performances. The officially released takes from this session have been properly tweaked for release, so these raw, original versions don’t have the same sound and power of the official ones you’re more familiar with, but you’ll get the idea what it’s like to be in on a Doors studio session… warts and all. As usual, we’ve got plenty more Doors in the archives (including over 32 hours of officially released live recordings) all listed and linked below.

Love Me Tender/”Save The Whole World” (2:40)
Rock And Roll Is Dead (Part 1) (10:18)
Woman Is A Devil (6:19)
“No Impablimations… Let’s Roll!” (2:39)
Boogie All Night Long/Rap (4:15)
“No Impablimations…” (0:41)
Rock And Roll Woman (5:20)
Queen Of The Magazines/”Madison” (Fragment) (4:02)
Wipe Out/Pipeline (1:11)
Naked Woman (Jim Talking) (1:38)
Naked Woman Jam (1:41)
Rock Me (3:21)
Mystery Train/Train Jam/”Big Black Train” (4:28)
“A Little Piece” (2:13)
“I Could Not Help Myself” (0:56)
“Rock And Roll Is Dead” (Part 2) (1:54)
“We Had Some Good TImes But They’re Gone” (3:01)
“The Death Of Rock” (Conclusion) (1:54)
Final Words (1:27)
Roadhouse Blues (Vocal Vamp Fragment) (0:23)
Seminary School (Playback Over Bit Of Track) (0:32)
Talk (0:29)
Seminary School/Whiskey, Mystics And Men (Full Take) (3:49)
Whiskey, Mystics And Men (With Petition Intro) (3:39)

YOU WANT DOORS? WE GOT DOORS…
THE DOORS Live Buyer’s Guide (Over 32 Hours, 32 Discs, All Official) HERE
- Alive She Cried (1983)
- Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1968/1987)
- In Concert (2CD 1991)
- The Doors Box Set (4CD 1997)
- Live In Detroit (2CD 1970/2000)
- Live At The Aquarius Theatre: The First Performance (2CD 1969/2001)
- Live At The Aquarius Theatre: The Second Performance (2CD 1969/2001)
- Backstage And Dangerous: The Private Rehearsal (2CD 1969/2002)
- Live In Philadelphia ’70 (2CD 1970/2006)
- Live In Boston (3CD 1970/2007)
- Live At The Matrix (2CD 1967/2008)
- Live In Pittsburgh (1970/2008)
- Live In New York (6CD 1970/2009)
- Live In Vancouver 1970 (2CD 1970/2011)
- Live At The Bowl ’68 (1968/2012)
THE DOORS Isle Of Wight Festival – August 30, 1970 HERE
THE DOORS 13 Instrumentals (1967-1970) HERE
THE DOORS L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions (1971/2012) HERE
THE DOORS Perception Bonus Tracks (2006) HERE
THE DOORS More Studio Bonus Tracks (1965-2013) HERE
THE DOORS The Doors (1967) – Remixed/Proper Speed HERE

(10cc’s) GRAHAM GOULDMAN’S HEART FULL OF SONGS Live! (2014) – Outstanding Fan Club CD!

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Stellar Fan Club CD Not Found In Stores

I mentioned earlier this week that, like many of us, I don’t have much interest in classic bands, with dwindling original members, who are reduced to working the road for nostalgia (or worse, rent money). But… I’ll eat those words when it comes to Graham Gouldman’s ongoing stewardship of the new millennium 10cc. Co-founders Kevin Godley, Lol Creme & Eric Stewart may be gone, but the 10cc brand lives on via Gouldman’s touring version of the band, curated best-ofs and the odd CD release – like The Best Of 10cc Live, a UK newspaper giveaway (HERE, in the archives), and this outstanding collection of unplugged recordings, entitled Live! – a fan club-only disc (only sold at shows) credited to “Graham Gouldman’s Heart Full Of Songs.” In reality, this is the touring “10cc,” and the idea for this collection sprang from the acoustic portion of 10cc’s live shows. But what should be immediately apparent on first listen is Gouldman and band’s perfectionist dedication to tightly woven harmonies and subtly intricate instrumentation. The songs are warm and inviting, yet meticulously performed and recorded… not for the purpose of re-creating old recordings, but to offer a new, sideways view of some long-familiar material. And, the truth is, in Gouldman’s hands, these songs have never sounded better outside the recording studio. While some of 10cc’s monster hits might be played out for the average fan, listen to the impossibly delicate, studio quality harmonies on “The Things We Do For Love,” below, for an example of the tenderness and grace Gouldman & Co. bring to this material. The insanely detailed a cappella version of “Donna” is a standout, too. 10cc fans that can’t (or won’t) find the joy in these pleasing re-inventions are probably just too cynical for their own good. Top notch and recommended. We’ve got more Graham Gouldman in the archives, including his 3 solo albums, 1968′s The Graham Gouldman Thing (HERE) and 2002′s And Another Thing… (HERE) and 2012′s Love And Work (HERE). As well as… 10CC Bonus Tracks & Rarities (4 hours worth, HERE), Windows In The Jungle & the unreleased Live In Santa Monica, 1975 (both HERE), plus GODLEY & CREME: Consequences, L, Freeze Frame, Ismism, Birds Of Prey, The History Mix Vol. 1, Snack Attack EP & Goodbye Blue Sky (all HERE) and HOTLEGS Thinks: School Stinks and You Didn’t Like It Because You Didn’t Think Of It – The Complete Sessions 1970-1971 (HERE).

Pamela Pamela (2:16)
Heart Full Of Soul (3:00)
Good Morning Judge (3:00)
No Milk Today (3:13)
Sunburn (2:54)
Love’s Not For Me (2:45)
The Halls Of Rock ‘n’ Roll (3:16)
Look Through Any Window (2:37)
Daylight (3:29)
Bus Stop (3:15)
Dancing Days (3:51)
Bridge To Your Heart (3:50)
I’m Not In Love (3:40)
Ariella (3:39)
Ready To Go Home (4:43)
The Things We Do For Love (3:43)
Memory Lane (2:22)
For Your Love (2:31)
Donna (2:57)
Dreadlock Holiday (4:49)

JOHNNY WINTER AND Live (1971) & Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 (2010) – R.I.P. 7/16/14

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Live (1971)
Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 (1970/2010)
White Hot Blues

JOHNNY WINTER PASSED YESTERDAY, HE WAS 70 YEARS OLD. WE FIRST POSTED THESE IN 2011. Two scorching live albums from Johnny Winter’s highly combustible band, And, featuring Rick Derringer. The first, from 1971, is a teenage classic, fusing blues and rock (and rock and roll) like few albums before it. I was hardly a blues purist when Live was heating up my turntable back in the day. I knew he was playing blues, but Winter always came across like a madman rocker to me. Alien, mysterious, screaming half the time, while his leads were manic and ripping – generally sounding uncorked and uncontrollable – with a recklessness most players lacked, or couldn’t maintain. Of course, vinyl LPs had their limitations, so the newly released Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 gives you the bigger picture with the expanded playing time. The first live album was about 40 minutes. For the new one, over 40 minutes is devoted to just two lengthy excursions, “It’s My Own Fault” (22:25) and “Mean Town Blues” (18:08). I’ll decline comparing the two, since I was married to the first live LP for decades. Want to hear some early JW? Listen to Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper introduce Winter to New York on Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (HERE in the archives). Find Live (HERE) and Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 (HERE) at Amazon.

Live
Good Morning Little School Girl (4:35)
It’s My Own Fault (11:52)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (4:25)
Rock And Roll Medley (6:44)
Mean Town Blues (8:58)
Johnny B. Goode (3:22)

Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70
Guess I’ll Go Away (4:39)
Good Morning Little School Girl (4:38)
Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo (4:48)
It’s My Own Fault (22:25)
Highway 61 Revisited (7:31)
Mean Town Blues (18:08)
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (4:31)

JOHNNY WINTER Second Winter (Deluxe 1969/2004) w/ Live At Royal Albert Hall 4/17/70 + The Woodstock Experience (1969/2009) w/ Johnny Winter (1969)

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Second Winter (1969/2004)
The Woodstock Experience w/ Johnny Winter (1969/2009)
More Winter

We posted some live Johnny Winter last week and it sparked some discussion about some other live Winter, so here are a couple of great offerings… both with bonus studio albums. The 2CD Legacy Edition of Second Winter, comes with a live Royal Albert Hall gig from April, 1970. A well recorded and rippin’ 72 minute show. The Woodstock Experience, on the other hand, is one of those repackaging opportunities that came with the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock. A number of artists had their complete festival appearances bundled with a studio album from the era, just like this one. What’s cool about Winter’s set is that this is the first time any of his live Woodstock material (save one track) has ever been released. The band line-up features Tommy Shannon & John Turner 418f-EcW2JL._SL500_AA280_(who would later become Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble), and brother Edgar sits in on organ for some of the show. The All Music Guide calls this performance, “an indispensable entry in Johnny Winter’s catalog.” Coupled with his remastered 1969 Columbia debut, Johnny Winter, and you’ve got a handy little blast of primetime Winter. We’ve got a bootleg live show from Boston featuring Johnny Winter and Janis Joplin, too (HERE). Amazon’s got Second Winter (Legacy Edition, HERE) and The Woodstock Experience w/ 1969′s Johnny Winter (HERE).

SECOND WINTER (Legacy Edition)
1 (SECOND WINTER, 1969)
Memory Pain (5:31)
I’m Not Sure (5:21)
The Good Love (4:43)
Slippin’ And Slidin’ (2:44)
Miss Ann (3:40)
Johnny B. Goode (2:47)
Highway 61 Revisited (5:09)
I Love Everybody (3:48)
Hustled Down In Texas (3:32)
I Hate Everybody (2:34)
Fast Life Rider (7:04)
Early In The Morning (3:49)
Tell The Truth (Instrumental) (4:30)
2 (LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL 4/17/70)
Help Me (4:59)
Johnny B. Goode (3:41)
Mama Talk To Your Daughter (5:16)
It’s My Fault (12:00)
Black Cat Bone (5:38)
Mean Town Blues (11:13)
Tobacco Road (11:05)
Frankenstein (9:11)
Tell The Truth (9:08)

THE WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE
1 (JOHNNY WINTER, 1969)
I’m Yours And I’m Hers (4:32)
Be Careful With A Fool (5:17)
Dallas (2:49)
Mean Mistreater (3:55)
Leland Mississippi Blues (3:31)
Good Morning Little School Girl (2:46)
When You Got A Good Friend (3:42)
I’ll Drown In My Tears (4:47)
Back Door Friend    2:57)
2 (LIVE AT WOODSTOCK, 1969)
Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (5:05)
Leland Mississippi Blues (4:58)
Mean Town Blues (10:55)
You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now (14:45)
I Can’t Stand It (With Edgar Winter) ( 6:10)
Tobacco Road (With Edgar Winter) (10:41)
Tell The Truth (With Edgar Winter) (6:51)
Johnny B. Goode ( 5:36)

DEVO This Is The Devo Box (2008) – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978), Duty Now For The Future (1979), Freedom Of Choice (1980), New Traditionalists (1981), Oh, No! It’s Devo (1982), Shout (1984) & Dev-O Live (1980/1999)

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Duty Now For The Future (1979)
Freedom Of Choice (1980)
New Traditionalists (1981)
Oh, No! It’s Devo (1982)
Shout (1984)
Dev-O Live (1980/1999)
The Evolution Of De-Evolution

Back in the day, I enjoyed Devo as much as the next guy, owning a handful of albums and seeing them 2 or 3 times before my interest petered out at some point in the mid-80s. However, I rarely went back to them in later years and these days, save for the odd appearance of some of their music on TV, rarely hear them anymore and haven’t even listened to one of their albums since last century. So, taking the time to wallow in Devo this month has been a fun, and long overdue, flashback. This Is The Devo Box is the collection of 2008 Japanese reissues of the band’s first six studio albums, along with a live set, Dev-O Live, that began life as a 1981 EP before being turned into a 16-track promo-only LP (The Warner Brothers Music Show) then, later in 1999, a 22-track Rhino Handmade reissue, featuring both the EP and the full show the EP’s contents came from (recorded live at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater on August 16, 1980). Having never heard it before, Dev-O Live was this box’s left field surprise for me, a reminder of what a tight act Devo was in person. Robotic, yes… but with a human element that didn’t always successfully translate to their studio albums. Get the (quite expensive) box set at Amazon, HERE, and click the covers for Amazon links to the individual albums.

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Uncontrollable Urge (3:09)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (2:40)
Praying Hands (2:47)
Space Junk (2:14)
Mongoloid (3:43)
Jocko Homo (3:41)
Too Much Paranoias (1:56)
Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) (4:55)
Come Back Jonee (3:46)
Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin’) (2:39)
Shrivel Up (3:05)

Duty Now for the Future

DUTY NOW FOR THE FUTURE
Devo Corporate Anthem (1:16)
Clockout (2:46)
Timing X (1:12)
Wiggly World (2:44)
Blockhead (2:59)
Strange Pursuit (2:45)
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) (4:31)
Triumph Of The Will (2:19)
The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize (2:42)
Pink Pussycat (3:12)
Secret Agent Man (3:38)
Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA (6:07)
Red Eye (2:51)

Freedom Of ChoiceFREEDOM OF CHOICE
Girl U Want (2:58)
It’s Not Right (2:22)
Whip It (2:38)
Snowball (2:29)
Ton O’ Luv (2:30)
Freedom Of Choice (3:31)
Gates Of Steel (3:28)
Cold War (2:31)
Don’t You Know (2:15)
That’s Pep! (2:17)
Mr. B’s Ballroom (2:47)
Planet Earth (2:46)

New TraditionalistsNEW TRADITONALISTS
Through Being Cool (3:15)
Jerkin’ Back And Forth (3:05)
Pity You (2:47)
Soft Things (3:27)
Going Under (3:28)
Race Of Doom (3:43)
Love Without Anger (2:37)
The Super Thing (4:20)
Beautiful World (3:35)
Enough Said (3:27)
Working In The Coal Mine (2:50)

Oh No It's Devo

OH, NO! IT’S DEVO
Time Out For Fun (2:48)
Peek-A-Boo! (3:01)
Out Of Sync (3:34)
Explosions (3:03)
That’s Good (3:27)
Patterns (2:59)
Big Mess (2:44)
Speed Racer (2:39)
What I Must Do (2:34)
I Desire (3:14)
Deep Sleep (3:25)

Shout

SHOUT
Shout (3:16)
The Satisfied Mind (3:08)
Don’t Rescue Me (3:07)
The 4th Dimension (4:24)
C’mon (3:18)
Here To Go (3:18)
Jurisdiction Of Love (3:00)
Puppet Boy (3:10)
Please Please (3:04)
Are You Experienced? (3:10)

Dev-O Live

DEV-O LIVE
Freedom Of Choice Theme Song (2:46)
Whip It (2:53)
Girl U Want (2:56)
Gates Of Steel (3:28)
Be Stiff (2:56)
Planet Earth (2:46)
Freedom Of Choice Theme Song (2:52)
Whip It (2:46)
Snowball (2:50)
It’s Not Right (2:26)
Girl U Want (3:01)
Planet Earth (2:37)
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) (4:06)
Secret Agent Man (3:26)
Blockhead (3:26)
Uncontrollable Urge (3:17)
Mongoloid (3:29)
Be Stiff (3:01)
Gates Of Steel (3:28)
Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA (7:20)
Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) (4:31)
Come Back Jonee (3:40)

THE ORCHESTRA No Rewind (2001) – Parthenon Huxley And The Refurbished Electric Light Orchestra

FrontNo Rewind (2001)
ELO Part III

Would it be sacrilegious to suggest that the Electric Light Orchestra offshoot band, The Orchestra (comprising new blood and a few former members), was an equally true representation of ELO as Jeff Lynne’s last official version of the band? You make the call! The history of ELO is a convoluted one, and includes an officially sanctioned heir, ELO Part II, and its unofficial followup, The Orchestra. In 2001, Jeff Lynne released Zoom, ELO’s last original LP (though, in reality, it was a Lynne solo album from start to finish). That same year, awash in a series of lawsuits over their moniker, came The Orchestra – a new version of ELO (or, more accurately, ELO Part II) with new members… including the great Parthenon Huxley as one of the band’s frontmen. Lynne’s Zoom was a first-rate offering (find it in the archives, HERE), but it was a subdued effort whose production was heavily influenced by his work with George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys. The Orchestra’s sole studio release, on the other hand, was a highly animated pop record that fully embraced the adventurism and youthful enthusiasm often missing from ELO’s last recorded efforts. Rich pop harmonies, inventive string arrangements and smart, catchy tunes all added up to a viable new version of the ELO franchise. Which the public roundly ignored, having little interest in an “imitation” of a great band (that hadn’t even had any real hits since the mid-80s). And while I’m the first to admit to a diminished interest in refurbished groups that exist primarily to tour and pay the mortgages of less distinguished members, The Orchestra is one of those rare times when the idea seemed viable. Credit Huxley with helping to revitalize a distinctive style, through there are still bound to be loyalists who view No Rewind as little more than a Memorex moment. Big thanks to George The Penguin for sharing this original 2001 issue (reissued a couple of times since, with alternate covers). Of course, we’ve got lots of related releases in the archives, including Parthenon Huxley’s 1995 CD, P. HUX Deluxe (HERE), THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA: A New World Record (HERE), Out Of The Blue (HERE), The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) (HERE) and a 5 hour collection of Bonus Tracks (HERE). Plus JEFF LYNNE’S 2012 Mr. Blue Sky-The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra (re-recorded versions) and his first solo album in 12 years (covers), Long Wave (HERE). Find No Rewind @ Amazon, HERE.

Jewel & Johnny (3:56)
Say Goodbye (4:26)
No Rewind (4:08)
Over London Skies (4:33)
Twist And Shout (6:34)
Can’t Wait To See You (3:28)
If Only (4:38)
I Could Write A Book (3:13)
Let Me Dream (4:01)
Before We Go (6:36)

MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells (18 Variations) UPDATED: More Versions Added!

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And you thought Pete Townshend was guilty of milking Tommy. Mike Oldfield, while forever releasing new material, has revisited his creative high water mark routinely for the past 4 decades, though… he’s now on record as not wanting to record a Tubular Bells IV. Since the original was never bettered, it’s probably just as well. Have you ever listened to a dozen variations of Tubular Bells back-to-back? It’s a trip. Here are a majority of Oldfield’s Tubular revisits, including a live bootleg, Tubular Bells I-III, assorted single releases and various mixes of the original, upgraded technologically since 1973. I cheated on one of the posts. Instead of the Surround Sound mixes offered with the 3CD, 2009 Deluxe Edition (which would have taken way too many links), you instead get the demo disc from the 5CD Amazon Exclusive version ( HERE). If you’re a completist, you’re on your own from here. There are plenty of other repackagings that aren’t included – like an ancient picture disc, The Best Of Tubular Bells, the remastered 25th Anniversary Edition, The Complete Tubular Bells (30th Anniversary Edition), the non-Oldfield piano ensemble release, Tubular Bells 4, various reissue boxes and newer audiophile vinyl. You get the gist. Click some of the covers for links to Amazon.

Tubular Bells (1973)
The original. You can’t go wrong.

Tubular Bells (Part One) (25:31)
Tubular Bells (Part Two) (23:20)

 

 

The Orchestral Tubular Bells (1975)
Quite a dramatic interpretation from arranger/conductor David Bedford. Maybe the work’s second best rendition.

The Orchestral Tubular Bells (Part One) (26:30)
The Orchestral Tubular Bells (Part Two) (24:30)

 

 
Tubular Bells II (1992)
Sentinel (8:08)
Dark Star (2:16)
Clear Light (5:48)
Blue Saloon (3:00)
Sunjammer (2:33)
Red Dawn (1:50)
The Bell (7:00)
Weightless (5:43)
The Great Plain (4:48)
Sunset Door (2:24)
Tattoo (4:15)
Altered State (5:13)
Maya Gold (4:01)
Moonshine (1:42)

US FrontThe Bell (US Single) (1993)
The Bell (edit) (4:08)
Sentinel Restructure (Trance MIx) (Tommy Musto) (5:44)
Sentinel Restructure (Satoshi Tomii Interpretation) (7:43)
Sentinel Restructure (Global Lust MIx) (Mark Lewis) (5:57)
Sentinel Restructure (Nobel Prize Mix) (The Orb) (14:28)
Sentinel Restructure (Tubular Beats) (Tommy Musto) (4:12)

 

UK FrontThe Bell (UK Single) (1993)
The Bell (Live MC John Gordon Sinclair) (4:21)
The Bell (MC Billy Connolly) (3:31)
The Bell (MC Otto – German Version) (3:30)
The Bell (MC Strolling Player) (5:02)
The Bell (Instrumental Version) (3:31)

 

 

German FrontThe Bell (German Single) (1993)
The Bell (MC Viv Stanshall) (3:30)
The Bell (MC Otto – English Version) (3:30)
The Bell (MC Otto – German Version) (3:30)

 

 

Spanish FrontThe Bell (Spanish Single) (1993)
The Bell (MC Carlos Finally) (3:31)

 

 

 

 

Australian FrontThe Bell (Australian Single) (1993)
The Bell (MC Viv Stanshall) (3:31)
The Bell (MC Billy Connolly) (3:30)
Sentinel Restructure (Trance Mix) (5:43)

 

 

 

Tubular Bells III (1998)
The Source Of Secrets (5:35)
The Watchful Eye (2:10)
Jewel In The Crown (5:45)
Outcast (3:50)
Serpent Dream (2:53)
The Inner Child (4:42)
Man In The Rain (4:03)
The Top Of The Morning (4:26)
Moonwatch (4:25)
Secrets (3:20)
Far Above The Clouds (5:30)

FrontThe Millennium Bell (1999)
Peace On Earth (Camilla Darlow – The London Handel Choir) (4:10)
Pacha Mama (Nicola Emmanuel & David Serame) (4:06)
Santa Maria (Camilla Darlow – The London Handel Choir) (2:44)
Sunlight Shining Through Cloud (The Grant Gospel Choir) (4:33)
The Doge’s Palace (The London Session Orchestra) (3:07)
Lake Constance (The London Session Orchestra) (5:17)
Mastermind (Gota Yashiki) (3:04)
Broad Sunlit Uplands (The London Session Orchestra) (4:03)
Liberation (Miriam Stockley – The London Handel Choir) (2:38)
Amber Light (Nicola Emmanuel & David Serame – Miriam Stockley) (3:43)
The Millennium Bell (Nicola Emmanuel & David Serame – Miriam Stockley) (7:38)

Tubular Bells 2003 (2003)
Introduction (5:52)
Fast Guitars (1:04)
Basses (0:47)
Latin (2:19)
A Minor Tune (1:21)
Blues (2:40)
Thrash (0:44)
Jazz (0:48)
Ghost Bells (0:31)
Russian (0:44)
Finale (8:33)
Harmonics (5:12)
Peace (3:31)
Bagpipe Guitars (3:08)
Caveman (4:33)
Ambient Guitars (5:10)
The Sailor’s Hornpipe (1:45)

FrontTubular Bells 2003 Introduction (2003)
Introduction (Radio Edit) (3:43)

 

 

 

 

Mike+Oldfield+-+Tubular+Bells+Super+Deluxe+Edition+-+BOX+SET-471981Tubular Bells
(3CD Deluxe Edition)
(2009)

This Deluxe Edition is missing the 3rd DVD disc, a surround sound mix of Tubular Bells that would take a dozen links to post. Sorry… I don’t have the patience for that. Besides, that’s why God invented Google. Instead, we’ve cheated and replaced the surround mix with rare demos that were originally included in Tubular Bells (The Amazon Exclusive) box set. You get 2009 stereo mixes, a new remix of the original and the demos.
The 2009 Stereo Mixes
Tubular Bells (Part One) (26:01)
Tubular Bells (Part Two) (23:17)
Mike Oldfield’s Single (Theme From Tubular Bells) (3:56)
Sailor’s Hornpipe (Viv Stanshall Version) (2:48)

The Original 1973 Stereo Album Mix
Tubular Bells (Part One) (25:30)
Tubular Bells (Part Two) (23:18)

Tubular Bells (The Demos)
from Tubular Bells (The Amazon Exclusive Box Set)
Tubular Bells (Long) (22:55)
Caveman Lead-In (2:44)
Caveman (5:06)
Peace Demo A (7:01)
Peace Demo B (4:22)
Tubular Bells (Part One) (Rough First Mix) (25:13)

FrontThe Bell Is Back (The Original Theme To The Exorcist) (2009)
Tubular Bells (Original Theme From The Exorcist) (3:17)

 

 

 

 

frontTubular Beats (2013)
Let There Be Light (York Remix) (7:35)
Far Above The Clouds (York Remix) (7:28)
Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (10:16)
Guilty (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (7:53)
Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (10:39)
To France (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) (3:35)
North Star (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (4:06)
Moonlight Shadow (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) (3:32)
Guilty (York & Mike’s Electrofunkremix) (4:53)
Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (7:53)
Never Too Far (with Tarja Turunen) (8:46)

Tubular Bells – Live From Queen Elizabeth Hall, June 25, 1973 (1973)
A bootleg, with bootleg quality, so this might be one of the last you should grab. But, it does feature Mick Taylor on guitar, on one of his first post-Stones ventures.

Tubular Bells (Part One) (28:39)
Tubular Bells (Part Two) (24:40)

OWSLEY Owsley (1999) + The Original 1997 Independent Version

OwsleyOwsley (1999)
R.I.P.

FIRST POSTED IN 2010: I was saddened to read about the death of Will Owsley on April 30th. The guitarist is best known for his two, pure and genuine power pop albums – this self-titled effort being his first major label solo release – and for his earlier work in the excellent pop outfit, The Semantics. Since pop rarely pays well, Oswley made ends meet working for Amy Grant and doing session work for the likes of Faith Hill, Michael McDonald and Charlotte Church (among others), but one listen to 1999′s Owsley, should illustrate pretty quickly where the guy’s heart was. AMG states that Owsley is “about as ideal as pop solo debuts get.” And… all it should take is one listen to confirm that. Find both of Owsley’s solo albums at Amazon, Owsley (HERE) and 2004′s The Hard Way, (HERE). Check the archives for two posts from The Semantics, their sole LP from 1996, Powerbill (HERE) and some rare, unreleased demos (HERE).

Oh No The Radio (5:01)
I’m All Right (3:06)
Coming Up Roses (4:03)
Good Old Days (3:29)
The Sky Is Falling (3:47)
Sentimental Favorite (3:29)
Zavelow House (3:42)
Sonny Boy (4:23)
The Homecoming Song (3:00)
Uncle John’s Farm (2:38)
Class Clown (5:48)

BONUS:
FrontOwsley (1997)
The Original Indie Release

Big thanks to George The Penguin for sharing this uber-rare, original release of Owsley, issued independently two years before being remixed by Tom Lord-Alge and re-released on Giant Records in 1999. Mixed primarily by Semantics co-hort Millard Powers (we’ve got some solo Powers, HERE), this earlier version has only a slightly different tone and feel, and isn’t mixed for radio like the later version. Besides the original mix, the running order is different and contains one song that didn’t make it to the 1999 version, “Mess With Me” (which was replaced by two newer tunes, “I’m Alright” and “The Sky Is Falling”). This CD has been notoriously hard to find, and for that we should all thank George The Penguin heartily.

The Homecoming Song (2:56)
Coming Up Roses (3:53)
Good Old Days (3:28)
Uncle John’s Farm (3:10)
Sentimental Favorite (3:26)
Oh No The Radio (4:57)
Zavelow House (3:32)
Sonny Boy (4:22)
Class Clown (3:31)
Mess With Me (5:00)

THE LEVON HELM BAND The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 – EXPANDED

The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 1 & Volume 2 (2005)
A Survivor Convalesces At Home

Heroic blues and R&B jams direct from Band drummer Levon Helm’s Woodstock digs. Heroic, because the iconic, gravely voiced Helm was fighting his way back from throat cancer and these sessions chronicle his struggles and successes. Guest vocalists add stylistic variety, and Dr. John’s appearance on “Borrowed Time” is a knockout. You could do a lot worse that sitting around this barn, having a few drinks and reveling in the vibes that helped to shape American music from the 60s on. Store bought copies have DVDs. Of course, after the Ramble Sessions, Helm went on to record his first solo album in 25 years, the acclaimed Dirt Farmer, HERE (followed by Electric Dirt, HERE). Much of this is blues, but you’ll hear Dylan’s Basement Tapes favorite, “Don’t Ya Tell Henry,” below. Find The Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol. 1 (HERE) and Vol. 2 (HERE) at Amazon. We’ve got more from Levon Helm and The Band in the archives, including LEVON HELM & RICK DANKO Starry Night, Portland – January 28, 1983 (HERE), GARTH HUDSON Our Lady Queen Of The Angels (HERE) and THE BAND A Musical History (5CD) (HERE).


VOLUME 1
Sad Hours (4:13)
Oh Baby (4:25)
I’m Ready (4:16)
Blow, Wind, Blow (4:42)
Blues Without A Feeling (3:28)
The New Scratch My Back (5:25)
I Ain’t Lyin’ (4:29)
I’m Crazy About You Baby (3:25)
Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights (3:13)
Forty Days And Forty Nights (4:13)
I Want To Take You Down (5:04)
Everything Gonna Be Alright/Wrapped Up In Love Again (4:38)
California Blues (7:30)

VOLUME 2
Battle Is Over But The War Goes On (5:07)
What Kind Of Man Are You (4:21)
Don’t Ya Tell Henry (4:02)
Blue Shadows (5:23)
All About John (6:45)
I Want To Know (5:26)
A Fool In Love (5:07)
Borrowed Time (7:34)
When The Battle Is Over (5:30)

JUST ADDED:
FrontThe Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3 (2014)
A Welcomed Epilogue

The Same Thing (6:15)
Ain’t That Good News (3:55)
God Don’t Never Change (4:22)
Drivin’ Wheel (2:49)
I’m A Jealous Man (5:14)
Stagger Lee (4:32)
Simple Twist Of Fate (6:43)
One More Shot (4:14)
Turn Around (4:24)
The Beautiful Lie (3:50)
A Certain Girl (4:48)
Shake Your Money Maker (3:58)
Take Me To The River (4:52)

YO MILES! Live At The Fillmore, October 21, 1999 – Unreleased Live Performance

Yo Miles! Live At The Fillmore Oct 1999 FrontLive At The Fillmore (1999)
Sizzling Funk-Mad Miles Music

Great sounding live recording from the brilliant and outstanding Miles Davis tribute ensemble, Yo Miles!, recorded October 21, 1999 as part of the San Francisco Jazz Festival. One of the group’s earliest recorded dates and a blistering example of the balls-out energy this evolving but tight-knit ensemble was capable of generating on any given night. Fronted by trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and guitarist Henry Kaiser, Yo Miles! has released three official multi-disc sets of unparalleled live recordings paying their respects to the music of Miles Davis; 1998′s Yo Miles! (HERE), 2004′s Sky Garden (HERE) and 2005′s Upriver (HERE). The talent pool is deep, including; Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Henry Kaiser (guitar), Michael Manring (bass), Nels Cline (guitar), Chris Muir (guitar
), Tom Coster (keyboards
), Alex Cline (drums
), Zakir Hussein (tables) and The ROVA Saxophone Quartet (Bruce Ackley
, Steve Adams, 
Jon Raskin & 
Larry Ochs). We’ve got a slew of new posts over at The Henry Kaiser Collection (HERE), including some of Kaiser’s earliest recordings of solo guitar experiments, and two more unreleased live shows from Yo Miles!… with more to come.

1
Yesternow Part 1 > (1:56)
Right Off > (8:40)
Agharta Prelude (10:25)
Black Satin (19:31)
2
Great Ancestor Part 1 > (3:24)
Calypso Frelimo > (10:18)
Ife > (11:13)
Great Expectations > (5:14)
Ife (5:50)
Right Off Parts 4 & 5 (11:18)
Hollywuud/Big Fun (9:17)
Yo Miles! Live At The Fillmore Oct 1999 Back

VARIOUS ARTISTS The Rubble Collection Volumes 11-20 (2008) – 10 More CDs Of Obscure Psychedelia

The Rubble Collection Vols 11-20The Rubble Collection, Vols 11-20 (2008)
Still Not Psyched?

Big thanks again to Potzorbie for posting this essential collection of psychedelia in Readers Links last year. These are Volumes 11-20 of The Rubble Collection. Yesterday we posted Volumes 1-10 (HERE). And again, because I’m lazy, the review comes from The All Music Guide. Find The Rubble Collection at Amazon, HERE. The second box in as many years of a truckload of obscure British psychedelia. Here are ten more CDs worth of serious rarities by some bands that barely scratched the surface of the British freakbeat scene during rock’s golden era, and a few who went on to other things. In all, there are 128 cuts here, all compiled and annotated by Phil Smee – of Perfumed Garden fame. While some of these acts, such as The Poets, The Human Instinct, Outer Limits, and Denny Laine left marks on the scene, as did mod bands such as les Fleur De Lys and The Buzz; many others came from the swamp and returned with only these few minutes of glory for all of their efforts. As one would imagine, this is a mixed bag, with some of this material being absolutely sublime, while some never should have been recorded at all, with the vast majority falling in between the two poles somewhere. Nonetheless, for those who have been bitten by the Nuggets bug, and procured the highly sought after Perfumed Garden volumes, this second set of Rubble will no doubt feed the jones in you like nothing else. Expensive at Amazon, HERE.

Adventures In The MistRubble 11: Adventures In The Mist
THE ACCENT Wind Of Change (2:04)
THE POETS Wooden Spoon (2:30)
FELIUS ANDROMEDA Cheadle Heath Delusions (2:45)
THE PLAGUE Looking For The Sun (2:37)
THE FAIRYTALE Listen To Mary Cry (2:05)
FIRE Treacle Toffee World (2:11)
THE ATTACK Colours Of My Mind (2:31)
THE CALIFORNIANS Follow Me (3:02)
THE FAIRYTALE Guess I Was Dreaming (3:03)
FELIUS ANDROMEDA Meditations (4:11)
THE SAUTERELLES Dream Machine (2:31)
THE ATTACK Lady Orange Peel (2:28)
THE POETS In Your Tower (2:34)
TURQUOISE Woodstock (3:35)
CHERRY SMASH Fade Away Maureen (3:24)
ICE Iceman (2:58)

Staircase To NowhereRubble 12: Staircase To Nowhere
BULLDOG BREED Portcullis Gate (2:34)
VIRGIN SLEEP Secret (2:23)
TINTERN ABBEY Vacuum Cleaner (3:07)
23RD TURNOFF Michelangelo (2:26)
HUMAN INSTINCT A Day In My Minds Mind (2:15)
EAST OF EDEN Northern Hemisphere (4:39)
WORLD OF OZ Peter’s Birthday (Black & White Rainbows) (2:57)
DENNY LAINE Catherine’s Wheel (3:16)
TINTERN ABBEY Beeside (3:27)
HUMAN INSTINCT Pink Dawn (1:59)
TIMEBOX Gone Is the Sad Man (3:44)
PEOPLE Glastonbury (2:31)
THE OUTER LIMITS Help Me Please (2:30)
WORLD OF OZ Like A Tear (3:12)
WARM SOUNDS Nite-Is-A-Comin’/Smeta Murgaty (5:46)

Freak Beat FantomsRubble 13: Freakbeat Fantoms
THE BUZZ You’re Holding Me Down (3:01)
LES FLEUR DE LYS Gong With A Luminous Nose (2:35)
THE BOY BLUES Take A Heart (2:48)
THE DEEJAYS Blackeyed Woman (2:32)
THE SOUTHERN SOUND Just The Same As You (1:54)
THE ACT Just A Little Bit (2:47)
THE FORCE FIVE Yeah, I’m Waiting (2:06)
DA ANSWER Just A Fear (3:17)
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION 9 ‘Til 5 (2:29)
ARIZONA SWAMP COMPANY Train Keeps Rollin’ (3:02)
THE SOUTHERN SOUND I Don’t Wanna Go (2:23)
THE ATTRACTION She’s A Girl (2:37)
THE GAME Help Me Mummy’s Gone (2:41)
THE BOY BLUES You Got What I Want (2:08)
FREAKBEAT FANTOMS Mazy (3:08)
GEORGE GALLAGHER & THE PATHFINDERS Dawn (2:41)

The Magic Rocking HorseRubble 14: The Magic Rocking Horse
ESPRIT DE CORPS If (Would It Turn Out Wrong) (2:56)
THE TRUTH Sueno (3:04)
OUR PLASTIC DREAM A Little Bit Of Shangri La (3:38)
RUPERT’S PEOPLE I Can Show You (2:39)
THE GROOVE The Wind (3:40)
CURIOSITY SHOPPE Baby I Need You (3:26)
THE GHOST The Castle Has Fallen (2:58)
NIRVANA June (2:40)
PINKERTON’S COLOURS Magic Rocking Horse (3:01)
BOEING DUVEEN & THE BEAUTIFUL SOUP Jabberwock (2:31)
RUPERT’S PEOPLE Dream On My Mind (3:22)
STRAWBERRY CHILDREN Love Years Coming (2:49)
SCIENCE POPTION You Got Me High (2:09)
OUR PLASTIC DREAM Encapsulated Marigold (2:20)
THE SYN Grounded (2:22)
THE SUB Ma Mari Huana (Germany) (4:49)

5000 Seconds Over ToylandRubble 15: 5,000 Seconds Over Toyland
NOAH’S ARK Paper Man (2:13)
MICKEY & TOMMY Nobody Knows Where You’ve Been (2:41)
THE ZIPPS When You Tell It, Tell It Well (3:10)
THE PRETTY THINGS Eagle’s Son (3:15)
HOUSE OF LORDS In The Land Of Dreams (3:05)
JOHN FITCH & ASSOCIATES Romantic Attitude (3:14)
TUESDAY’S CHILDREN Strange Light From The East (2:22)
JASON CREST Turquoise Tandem Cycle (3:37)
THE PRETTY THINGS Alexander (3:08)
JACKPOTS Jack In The Box (1:57)
THE SOUND BARRIER Groovin’ Slow (2:57)
RUPERT’S PEOPLE I’ve Got The Love (4:00)
THE WALLACE COLLECTION My Way Of Loving You (3:25)
STATE OF MICKEY & TOMMY With Love From 1 – 5 (2:59)
WONDERLAND Moscow (2:46)
THE PRETTY THINGS Blow Your Mind (3:36)

Glass Orchid AftermathRubble 16: Glass Orchid Aftermath
GARY WALKER & THE RAIN Francis (3:01)
JOHN BROMLEY & FLEUR DE LYS So Many Things (2:19)
THE LOVIN’ All You’ve Got (2:31)
THE CHASERS Inspiration (2:32)
ST. VALENTINES DAY MASSACRE Brother Can You Spare (2:56)
THE SEA-DERS Undecidedly (2:16)
THE DREAMS Softly, Softly (2:01)
THE ACE KEFFORD STAND Gravy Booby Jamm (3:24)
THE REMO FOUR Live Like A Lady (2:33)
THE EYES OF BLUE QIII (2:34)
THE SEA-DERS Thanks a Lot (2:21)
THE LOVIN’ Keep On Believing (2:34)
THE PRETTY THINGS Grey Skies (2:32)
CARRIAGE COMPANY Feel Right (2:40)
THE STACCATOS Butchers & Bakers (2:46)
MINT Love By Numbers (2:24)

A Trip In A Painted WorldRubble 17: A Trip In A Painted World
THE FOX Seek And You Find (2:24)
BARRIER Spot The Lights (3:00)
THE CALIFORNIANS Golden Apples (2:14)
OSCAR BICYCLE The Room Revolves Around Me (2:32)
GENTLE INFLUENCE Easy To Know (1:59)
ANDWELLA`S DREAM Sunday (3:07)
NEW GENERATION She’s A Soldier (2:55)
CHRISTOPHER COLT Virgin Sunrise (2:54)
THE LION TAMERS Light (2:36)
THE ACT The Remedies Of Doctor Brohnicoy (2:22)
THE FOX Hey! Mr Carpenter (2:37)
PHILAMORE LINCOLN Running By The River (2:27)
THE AFEX She’s Got The Time (2:28)
SPICE In Love (3:12)
NICKY JAMES Silver Butterfly (2:45)
WILD SILK Toymaker (2:58)

Rainbow Thyme WyndersRubble 18: Rainbow Thyme Wynders
THE ACID GALLERY Dance ‘Round The Maypole (2:42)
ARGOSY Imagine (2:47)
CALLUM BRYCE Love-Maker (2:48)
LYONS & MALONE Dr. Gentle (3:01)
THE FRUIT MACHINE The Wall (2:39)
ANDY FORRAY Dream With Me (2:39)
PREGNANT INSOMNIA Wallapaper (3:33)
RUSSELL MORRIS The Real Thing, Pts. 1-2 (6:11)
OCTOPUS The River (3:13)
DOOMSDAY MACHINE Ain’t Nobody Else (2:31)
INFANTES JUBILATE Exploding Galaxy (2:20)
STILL LIFE My Kingdom Cannot Lose (2:43)
DEE & QUOTUM Someday You’ll Need Someone (3:00)
ST. DAVID’S ROAD Strange Loves of Gwyneth (2:02)
OCTOPUS The Thief (3:37)
TIME MACHINE Turn Back Time/Bird In The Wind (5:21)

Eiderdown MindfogRubble 19: Eiderdown Mindfog
RAMESES & SELKET (In My) Mind’s Eye (2:34)
THE LIONS OF JUDAH Katja (3:45)
LYONS & MALONE She’s Alright (2:50)
THE MOVING FINGER Pain Of My Misfortune (2:29)
BARRIER Dawn Breaks Through (2:20)
CINNAMON QUILL Candy (2:48)
THE SCOTS OF ST. JAMES Timothy (2:51)
ICARUS The Devil Rides Out (2:22)
THE FOURMULA Honey Chile (2:30)
PORTOBELLO EXPLOSION We Can Fly (2:38)
RAMESES & SELKET Crazy One (3:11)
HAYDEN WOOD The House Beside The Mine (2:28)
THE SCOTS OF ST. JAMES Eiderdown Clown (2:16)
TOGETHER Memories Of Melinda (2:25)
PRICE & SHERIDAN Tracey Smith (2:06)
CYMBALINE Fire (2:39)

Thrice Upon A Time (Nothing Is Real)Rubble 20: Thrice Upon A Time (Nothing Is Real)
BLOSSOM TOES What On Earth (2:56)
THE APPLE Buffalo Billy Can (3:05)
SOFT MACHINE Love Makes Sweet Music (2:29)
BOEING DUVEEN & BEAUTIFUL SOUP Which Dreamed It (2:32)
DAVID Light Of Your Mind (2:52)
KATE Don’t Make A Sound (2:45)
ARGOSY Mr. Boyd (2:39)
THE BUMP Winston Built A Bridge (3:02)
ADJÉÈF THE POET lEEK! I’m A…Freak (2:49)
PANDEMONIUM The Sun Shines From His Eyes (2:46)
CHAPTER FOUR In My Life (2:17)
LES FLEUR DE LYS Mud In Your Eye (3:01)
THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN Devil’s Grip (3:20)
BEAUTIFUL Walter’s Dream (3:40)
ART Supernatural Fairytales (3:34)
THE BEATSTALKERS Silver Tree Top School For Boys (2:08)

VARIOUS ARTISTS The Rubble Collection Volumes 1-10 (2007) – 10 CDs Of Uber-Obscure Psychedelia

The Rubble Collection Vols 1-10The Rubble Collection, Vols. 1-10 (2007)
Psyched Yet?

Big thanks to Potzorbie for posting this essential collection of psychedelia in Readers Links last year. In fact, if you poke around in there, you’ll find other obscure multi-disc collections you just might enjoy. These are Volumes 1-10 of The Rubble Collection (find Volumes 11-20 HERE). Because I’m lazy, the following review comes from The All Music Guide. Find The Rubble Collection at Amazon, HERE. Originally appearing on LP from the Bam Caruso label in the 1980s, and then on CD on the Past & Present imprint in 2003, these first ten volumes (boxed) in The Rubble Collection were conceived and collected by Phil Smee. For fans of the Nuggets series, both the two American volumes and the British Nuggets, you won’t find a lot of overlap. The Nuggets comps were and are for people who want what was at least the stuff of legend, if not readily available. The collection here digs deep and are, for the most part, flawless in what they present. This set, and its companion, Volumes 11-20 (a separate box), are very different creatures. For starters, they dig a lot deeper into the hopelessly obscure 45s and tapes of Brit psychedelia, freakbeat, Mod, and pop. For every cut by Sharon Tandy & les Fleur de Lys, the Glass Menagerie, Pretty Things, and Flying Machine and the Clique, there is at least one to match from acts like Peter & the Blizzards, Skip Bifferty, Life ‘N’ Soul, and Factotums. You’re getting the idea. This is for the listener who wants to dig down and get virtually everything. There are some things missing here (the second box picked up a lot of that slack), and like other series’ that go down into the underbelly of the ’60s, some of what’s here is drek. But there are real gems, too – check out the Sharon Tandy cuts like “Hold On,” on disc nine, or the Velvett Fogg’s “Lady Caroline,” on disc ten, or Fairytale’s “Lovely People” that kicks off Volume Six. Then there’s the completely cracked and whacked, such as Dragonfly’s “Celestial Empire,” Orange Seaweed’s “Pictures in the Sky,” and Focus Three’s “10,000 Years Behind My Mind.” In 2007, Fallout in the U.K. reissued this box again, in a limited numbered (on the bottom) limited license, limited edition of 1000 copies at a more reasonable price than the previous version. Hard copies are very expensive at Amazon, HERE.

The Psychedelic SnarlRubble 1: The Psychedelic Snarl
WIMPLE WINCH Atmospheres (4:21)
THE MIRROR Faster Than Light (2:08)
CALEB Woman Of Distinction (2:33)
MARTIN CURE & THE PEEPS It’s All Over Now (2:39)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Always With Him (2:39)
THE MISUNDERSTOOD Never Had A Girl Like You Before (3:04)
THE OPEN MIND Cast A Spell (2:10)
THE DAKOTAS The Spider & The Fly (3:11)
WIMPLE WINCH Rumble On Mersey Square South (4:27)
THE OPEN MIND The Magic Potion (3:31)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Let’s Live For Today (2:49)
THE CRAIG I Must Be Mad (2:44)
UNIT 4+2 I Will (2:38)
HUSH Grey (2:28)
WIMPLE WINCH Save My Soul (3:02)
THE MINDBENDERS The Morning After (2:08)

Pop-Sike Pipe-DreamsRubble 2: Pop Sike, Pipe Dreams
THE MODE Eastern Music (2:21)
WIMPLE WINCH Marmalade Hair (2:54)
THE PARKING LOT World Spinning Sadly (2:58)
THE PRETTY THINGS Defecting Grey (4:21)
KEITH WEST Kid Was A Killer (2:26)
SHOTGUN EXPRESS Indian Thing (2:57)
EXECUTIVE Tracy Took A Trip (2:46)
WIMPLE WINCH Lollipop Minds (3:06)
THE TALISMEN You Break My Heart (2:04)
THE PRETTY THINGS Walking Through My Dreams (3:30)
BO STREET RUNNERS Love (2:54)
SONS OF FRED Sweet Love (2:51)
WIMPLE WINCH Bluebell Wood (3:27)
THE IDLE RACE Knocking Nails In My House (2:21)
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP After Tea (3:14)
GORDON WALLER Rosecrans Blvd. (2:44)

Nightmares In WonderlandRubble 3: Nightmares In Wonderland
THE BRAIN Nightmares In Red (2:17)
FOCUS THREE 10,000 Years Behind My Mind (2:14)
THE PRETTY THINGS Talkin’ About The Good Times (3:37)
THE BAMBOO-SHOOT The Fox Has Gone To Ground (2:49)
WILD SILK Visions In A Plaster Sky (2:25)
MARK WIRTZ He’s Our Dear Old Weatheman (3:54)
THE LEMON TREE William Chalker’s Time Machine (2:31)
THE KOOBAS Barricades (4:59)
AQUARIAN AGE 10,000 Words In A Cardboard Box (3:41)
THE PRETTY THINGS Mr. Evasion (3:20)
EXECUTIVE Gardena Dreamer (3:07)
THE CHANCES ARE Fragile Child (2:25)
IPSISSIMUS Hold On (3:31)
EDWICK RUMBOLD Shades Of Grey (2:31)
PENNY PEEPS Model Village (2:49)
TOMORROW Revolution (3:43)

The 49 Minute Technicolour DreamRubble 4: The 49 Minute Technicolour Dream
JASON CREST Black Mass (4:50)
MIRAGE The Wedding Of Ramona Blair (2:17)
CALEB Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad (3:18)
KALEIDOSCOPE Flight From Ashiya (2:41)
CYMBALINE Matrimonial Fears (3:47)
THE FINDERS KEEPERS On The Beach (2:49)
THE CALIFORNIANS The Cooks Of Cake And Kindness (2:41)
RINGS & THINGS Strange Things Are Happening (2:32)
THE FOX Butterfly (3:29)
UNIT 4+2 3:30 A.M. (3:09)
KALEIDOSCOPE A Dream for Julie (2:48)
TEMPUS FUGIT Come Alive (2:43)
THE MISUNDERSTOOD Golden Glass (7:43)
MAGIC MIXTURE Moonbeams (3:58)

The Electric Crayon SetRubble 5: The Electric Crayon Set
THE POETS That’s The Way It’s Gotta Be (2:38)
THE ATTACK Anymore Than I Do (2:05)
THE FLIES I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone (2:41)
THE GAME Gotta Wait (2:19)
THE SCORE Please Please Me (2:45)
THE MARK FOUR I’m Leaving (3:36)
FIRE Father’s Name Was Dad (2:35)
GENE LATTER Mothers Little Helper (2:43)
THE GAME Gonna Get Me Someone (2:46)
THE FLIES House Of Love (2:17)
KEITH SHEILDS Hey Gyp (2:15)
THE ATTACK Try It (2:07)
THE POETS I Love Her Still (1:47)
DREAM POLICE Living Is Easy (3:37)
THE FAIRYTALE Run & Hide (2:33)
THE MARK FOUR Hurt Me (If You Will) (2:57)

The Clouds Have Groovy FacesRubble 6: The Clouds Have Groovy Faces
THE FAIRYTALE Lovely People (3:38)
THE KINSMEN Glashouse Green Splinter Red (3:18)
THE POETS I Am So Blue (2:45)
ICE Anniversary Of Love (3:12)
THE END Shades Of Orange (2:38)
TURQUOISE Tales Of Flossie Fillet (3:08)
PUDDING The Magic Bus (2:27)
THE ATTACK Neville Thumbcatch (3:02)
THE ACCENT Red Sky At Night (3:16)
THE ELASTIC BAND 8 1/2 Hours To Paradise (3:59)
THE ATTACK Created By Clive (2:36)
TWO AND A HALF Suburban Early Morning Station (3:25)
LIFE ’N’ SOUL Peacefully Asleep (3:49)
THE POETS I’ll Cry With The Moon (2:56)
FALLING LEAVES Beggars Parade (2:54)
TINKERBELL’S FAIRYDUST Twenty Ten (2:44)

Pictures In The SkyRubble 7: Pictures In The Sky
THE ORANGE SEAWEED Pictures In The Sky (3:00)
GLASS MENAGERIE You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice (2:26)
THE ORANGE MACHINE Real Life Permanent Dream (3:17)
THE CARNABYS Jump And Dance (2:39)
THE NEW FORMULA Harekrishna (4:14)
ONYX So Sad Inside (2:35)
THE FLYING MACHINE The Flying Machine (2:38)
THE PRIMITIVES You Said (2:22)
ONYX You Gotta Be With Me (2:35)
THE IVY LEAGUE My World Fell Down (2:52)
THE EPICS Blue Turns To Grey (2:54)
THE FACTOTUMS Cloudy (1:55)
THE KOOBAS You Better Make Up Your Mind (2:30)
ERKY GRANT & THE EARWIGS I’m A Hog For You (2:08)
THE PRIMITIVES Help Me (3:40)
VELVETT FOGG Within The Night (4:46)

All The Colours Of DarknessRubble 8: All The Colours Of Darkness
YELLOW Living A Lie (3:54)
SHARON TANDY & LES FLEUR DE LYS Hold On (3:09)
THE EYES OF BLUE Prodigal Son (5:26)
JASON CREST Here We Go ‘Round The Lemon Tree (3:00)
RICK PRICE & SHERIDAN Lamp Lighter Man (2:52)
JIGSAW Tumblin’ (3:33)
SKIP BIFFERTY On Love (2:38)
METHUSALAH High In The Tower Of Coombe (3:18)
THE NORMAN CONQUEST Upside Down (2:40)
JASON CREST A Place In The Sun (3:22)
DANTALIAN’S CHARIOT Madman Running Through The Field (4:08)
SHARON TANDY & LES FLEUR DE LYS Daughter Of The Moon (3:48)
MASHMAKHAN Days When We Are Free (3:05)
MIKE STUART SPAN Children Of Tomorrow (3:14)
SERENDIPITY I’m Flying (2:24)
SECONDHAND The World Will End Yesterday (3:47)

Plasic WildernessRubble 9: Plastic Wilderness
DRAGONFLY Celestial Empire (2:35)
PETER & THE BLIZZARDS You Know That I’ll Be There (1:58)
GROEP 1850 Mother No-Head (3:26)
THE TOWER Slow Motion Mind (2:20)
THE OUTSIDERS Do You Feel Alright? (3:27)
SHARKS & ME Buses (2:24)
SHORT 66 Good Weekend (3:04)
THE MOTIONS Wedding Of 100 Brides (2:35)
SANDY COAST Back To The City (2:52)
THE ZIPPS Lotus Love (2:52)
THE BUMBLE BEES Girl Of My Kind (1:51)
THE YOUNG ONES Mini Minnie (1:58)
ST. GILES SYSTEM Swedish Tears (3:50)
Q 65 So High I’ve Been, So Down I Must Fall (3:07)
SUPERSISTER A Girl Named You (3:16)
LES BAROQUES Such A Cad (2:29)
GOLDEN EARRING That Day (2:27)
GOLDEN EARRING Things Go Better (with Coca Cola) (2:37)

Professor Jordan's Magic Sound ShowRubble 10: Professor Jordan’s Magic Sound Show
ONYX Tamaris Khan (2:53)
GLASS MENAGERIE Frederick Jordan (3:16)
THE CLIQUE We Didn’t Kiss, Didn’t Love, But Now We Do (2:34)
THE MONTANAS A Step In The Right Direction (3:16)
FLORIBUNDA ROSE Linda Loves Linda (3:30)
VELVETT FOGG Lady Caroline (2:25)
TURNSTYLE Riding On A Wave (2:47)
KYTES Frosted Panes (2:14)
FRESH AIR Running Wild (3:50)
THE ORANGE SEAWEED Stay Awhile (2:26)
5 AM EVENT Hungry (2:27)
THE GAME Gotta Keep Moving (2:41)
GLASS MENAGERIE She’s A Rainbow (2:20)
THE NEW FORMULA Stay Indoors (4:15)
WRITING ON THE WALL Buffalo (3:15)
THE ORANGE MACHINE You Can All Join In (3:36)

GRATEFUL DEAD France 1971 (Unreleased)

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Live Dead

We don’t traffic much in live Dead around here, since others do a much better job of it elsewhere. But, we like ‘em as much as the next blog, and even have a few cool rarities in the archives to show for it (see below). This particular live set is an old favorite, and well-known amongst collectors. A one-off show from France, recorded right after the Dead’s 1970 acoustic albums, Workingman’s Dead & American Beauty, on June 21, 1971. It was around this time when I first started “getting” the Dead. I loved the acoustics, the harmonies and the memorable tunes, so this show (even though it’s electric) has always managed to bring some of that time back for me. As you can hear below, the sound is good, even if the vocals are a bit hot and the harmonies somewhat ragged, but fans of the band know what to sometimes expect from unauthorized Dead. Not an “essential” set to own, but a fun one if you’re partial to the era. NOTE: The files are high quality 320s, but we swiped the artwork (not the files) from The Big O, just because their’s was better than some of the other crap that’s floatin’ around. You can find plenty of live Dead, courtesy of our readers, in Readers Links (HERE), but also check the archives for some selected GD faves, below…

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Truckin’ (9:53)
Loser (8:27)
Me And Bobby McGee (7:59)
Next Time You See Me (3:54)
Morning Dew (11:20)
Me And My Uncle (4:10)
Hard To Handle (11:10)
China Cat Sunflower (5:07)
I Know You Rider (8:01)
The Promised Land (2:53)
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Deal (6:06)
Playing In The Band (4:42)
Big Boss Man (6:04)
Black Peter (8:18)
Bertha (5:50)
Casey Jones (5:48)
That’s It For The Other One (16:46)
Wharf Rat (8:22)
Sugar Magnolia (6:08)
Sing Me Back Home (9:32)
Johnny B. Goode (3:40)

DEAD AND DEAD-RELATED STUFF
GRATEFUL DEAD Fillmore West, 1969 The Complete Recordings (2005) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD Fillmore West, 1969 Bonus Disc (2005) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD & MERL SAUNDERS The Twilight Zone (TV Soundtrack 1985) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD Wake Of The Flood Studio Outtakes (1973) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD Spring 1990 (18CD Box Set, 2012) HERE
FURTHUR September 18, 2009 (3 Hour Streaming Show) HERE
RHYTHM DEVILS The Apocalypse Now Sessions (1979) HERE
GRATEFUL DEAD Live At Giza (The Pyramids) (Boot 1978) HERE
MERL SAUNDERS & JERRY GARCIA Live At Keystone, Volume I (1988), Live At Keystone, Volume II (1988), Keystone Encores (1988) & Well-Matched (1996) HERE
THE HENRY KAISER BAND Dark Star – Live At Slims San Francisco 12.15.88 HERE
DAVID MURRAY OCTET Dark Star [The Music Of The Grateful Dead] (1996) HERE
BILL KREUTZMANN Mahalo (Privately Released 2003) HERE
FURTHUR Live From Abbey Road (2011) HERE
DAVID & THE DORKS Live At The Matrix (1970) HERE
JOE GALLANT & ILLUMINATI Blues For Allah Project (1996) HERE
THE PERSUASIONS Might As Well… The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead (2000) HERE
NED LAGIN Seastones (1975) HERE

DON “SUGARCANE” HARRIS Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (1973 Unreleased Deluxe Edition) UPGRADED!

front2Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (1973)
Unreleased Deluxe Edition

UPGRADED! If you got this one back in 2010 when we originally posted it… get it again! Back when I was first turning on to electric violinists, there seemed to be but three big names in the field; Papa John Creach, Jean-Luc Ponty and Don “Sugarcane” Harris (with no disrespect, of course, to the Darol Angers and David LaFlammes of the world). Both Ponty and Harris worked within Zappa’s ranks, which is where I first heard both… and why electrified violinists still make me think of FZ to this day. Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues was recorded live at the Berliner Jazztage Festival in 1971, and is considered one of his best. Now, for the first time, we’re fattening the original LP with three, recently unearthed, unreleased outtakes from the same performance. An additional 25 minutes, creating this (now upgraded) fake Deluxe Edition. Our original post used a vinyl rip of Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues, but we’ve now upgraded those files, using the fantastic sounding 2010 CD reissue of this 1973 album, which boasts some additional minutes of introductions and audience response. It’s far superior to our original post and well worth your download time again. It’s music that’s ideal for those who straddle the jazz/rock/blues divide and pine for a unique approach, if only just to distinguish it all from the rest. Check out Harris’ mouth-watering band; Don “Sugarcane” Harris (electric violin, vocals), Volker Kriegel (guitar), Terje Rypdal (guitar), Wolfgang Dauner (piano), Neville Whitehead (bass) & Robert Wyatt (drums).

Liz Pineapple Wonderful (10:31)
Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (15:22)
Song For My Father (10:53)
Where’s My Sunshine (12:37)
It’s Not My Fault (8:14) – Unreleased Bonus Track
Moog Solo (2:45) – Unreleased Bonus Track
Been Down So Long (13:39) – Unreleased Bonus Track

ANALOG BIRDS Anti-Presence (2014)
Brand New Other-Worldly Pop Release!

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New Music From One Of Our Favorites…

The first new music in nearly seven years from Analog Birds. Typical of the band’s mission statement, Anti-Presence is a swirling array of pop harmonies and shifting musical beds. A challenge, perhaps, for those who are easily satisfied by the radio, but for pop connoisseurs who crave original ideas, inventive vocal arrangements and a grab bag of stylistic invention, Analog Birds’ elaborately detailed obsessions are refreshingly unique. The 7-minute “Exit Visa” is a great example of the band’s compositional restlessness. Each song is constructed in such a way as to never seem settled, never rely on templates and never repeat itself on cue – pinballing from idea to idea and evolving from segment to segment. In short… you’ve never heard music quite like this before, and that fact alone should warrant 15 minutes of your time… especially if you’re the type that feels you’ve already heard it all before. Listen to the entire release via the Bandcamp player below, and score it for $2 (or more, if you’re the supportive type, in an array of formats – MP3 to ACC to FLAC, along with a digital booklet). We’ve got a lot of free Analog Birds posted in the archives (HERE), but you can also get it all at the band’s site, Mount Valley Manufacture (HERE), which boasts even more material from friends and bandmembers.

SANTANA Borboletta (1974)

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Admired By Some, Ignored By Many

You can spotlight virtually any of Santana’s early albums and be amazed at the invention and brilliance embedded in the group’s ever-evolving DNA. The band’s first brush with fame was followed by an explosion of exponential growth, as LPs like Caravanserai, Welcome, Lotus and the Carlos/John McLaughlin collaboration Love, Devotion, Surrender, found Santana moving away from the San Francisco Latin/psych rock embraced by the Woodstock crowd, full steam ahead into a jazzier, spacier, more spiritual world-rhythm compliment that was swiftly costing the band sales, airplay and fans. One of the albums that fared worst with the masses was also one of my hands-down favorites, 1974′s Borboletta – a fusion of Carlos Santana’s growing devotion to Miles Davis and John Coltrane (not to mention Flora Purim), with the band’s scaled back – almost laid back – afro-Latin percussion attack. For me, Borboletta‘s strength is what many perceived at its weakness… the songs. On the surface, the album’s vocal tracks (“Life Is Anew,” “Give And Take,” “One With The Sun,” “Practice What You Preach,” “Mirage”) came across as little more than framework shells, lacking distinctive progressions or colorful vocal characteristics. But, I found them instantly attractive back in the mid-70s and their smooth warmth, mixed with Carlos’ always awe-inspiring lead guitar work, sounded fresh and inviting to these ears. Of course, that could just be a reflection of my 40 years growing up with it, because it’s hard to imagine newbies being wowed by the simple, repetitive choruses and seemingly aimless jams. Still, Borboletta is an LP I’ve never tired of. There’s a 2014 vinyl reissue at Amazon, HERE. We’ve got more Santana in the archives, including MCMLXVIII (pre-fame recordings, HERE), 1978′s GIANTS, a vinyl-only release with Santana, Herbie Hancock & Lee Oscar (HERE), some live Santana on Fillmore: The Last Days (HERE) and MICHAEL SHRIEVE’s In Suspect Terrain (HERE). Also… a rare release from Carlos’ own Guts And Grace label, Sacred Sources, Vol. 1: Live Forever (HERE), featuring rare live tracks from Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Coltrane, Bob Marley and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Spring Manifestations (Sound Effects) (1:05)
Canto De Los Flores (3:47)
Life Is Anew (4:16)
Give And Take (5:47)
One With The Sun (4:23)
Aspirations (5:12)
Practice What You Preach (4:32)
Mirage (4:43)
Here And Now (3:02)
Flor De Canela (2:20)
Promise Of A Fisherman (8:06)
Borboletta (2:51)

THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC Górecki Symphony No. 3 – Live At Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall, April 17, 2010 – Unreleased

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Get Some Culture, Whydoncha?

Government regulations dictate that we must set aside a percentage of our space to offer music that’s considered culturally relevant, in order to help educate the masses and wean people away from the evil influences of depravity and rock ‘n’ roll. So, here you go… a touch of class, in the form of the magnificently minimalist classical masterpiece, Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, also known as “The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.” When it comes to atmospheric and tangible melancholy, this roughly hour-long piece takes the cake. A slow, quiet exercise in restraint that forces the listener to lean in to fully grasp what’s going on, as Górecki’s deeply sensitive work is a long, quiet musical tease. I’ll spare you the details about the piece’s heavy subject matter (you can read about it at Wiki, HERE), but since this is one of the biggest selling contemporary classical works ever recorded, a little education won’t hurt when you’re at your next tuxedoed dinner party with the mayor. This is a unique, unreleased 2010 live performance by The London Philharmonic, conducted by Marin Alsop, but we’ve also got a 1994 CD version buried in the archives (a previous government-mandated requirement, HERE), posted when Górecki died in 2010. Find different versions of this work at Amazon, HERE.

GORECKI Symphony no.3 – I Lento – Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile (28:41)
GORECKI Symphony no.3 – II Lento e Largo – Tranquillissimo (8:57)
GORECKI Symphony no.3 – III Lento – Cantabile-Semplice (18:45)

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