Saturday, November 9, 2013

Blenders - Daughter b/w Everybody's Got A Right

"Daughter" seems to get comped a lot and is a sweet enough tune, but "Everybody's Got A Right" is a such raving gem, a message of tolerance and unity driven home with great energy and goosebump-hatching falsetto in its last 40 seconds.

I may disapprove of what you say, but I'll defend your right to say it

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang - Jewish and Israeli Favorites

One of the choicier acts from that trusty staple of thrift-bin sub-sub-subspecies, the all-harmonica ensemble.

Tzena, Tzena

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

EX- - Stop/Don't EP

Very cool and nearly unknown 1982 collab between Gong-meister Daevid Allen and fellow Australian composer and improviser David Tolley. The music is a queasy meeting of post-punk, sequencer-hewn electropop and stream-of-consciousness lyrics exposing the absurd and grotesque elements of the everyday. Small shame about some scratches audible for the first minute, but this is apparently limited to 3000 copies, and definitely worth a share.

Somehow, I managed to lose the fist track. I'll try to rip it again soon, but for now here's the rest: STOP/DON'T

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Charles Brauer - Home & Away LP

Awhile back my friend Kyle asked me to make a digital rip of this 1982 private press LP as a favor to his uncle, who was a good friend of the musician, who has since passed away. A very homespun pastiche of traditional folk, country, and bluegrass sounds interspersed with readings of Brauer's own poems and stories. The songs have a warm and relaxed atmosphere with Brauer's guitar and vocals joined in places by a revolving group including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, string bass, and clarinet. I've found almost no information on the internet, except that he appears to have made at least 2 other very rare albums, Out in the Open (1972), and Blue Sky & Scraped Knuckles (1974). I'd love to hear those if anyone has them.

Home and Away

Friday, October 18, 2013


New links for all posts are up now, with more vinyl rips forthcoming, I promise!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Guilloteens - Hey You! b/w I Don't Believe

Pretty killer 1965 waxing by Memphis garage 3-piece The Guilloteens. "Hey You!" is an early Kinks-as-fuck punker, while "I Don't Believe" is a bit of tambourine-paced folk-rock with soulful harmonies.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Capitol Custom Media Music Release No. 3, Record No. 5: "World Of Technology"

Basically no info at all on this production/library music record, which I found earlier this year along with 20 or so others from the same series, in addition to a slew of unique radio promos, sound effects records, and various programming lead-ins, queues, and background spots. All long abandoned, unearthed from a warehouse and sold to me in bulk prices (maybe 20 cents per record all told) by a cheerfully disinterested individual happy to be unburdened of the wax trappings.

The sometimes anonymously-authored jams on the Capital Media Music series shift in theme from record to record, but generally flit between lite cocktail jazz, exotica, and orchestral pop, with some quirky arrangements in places. "World Of Technology" is one of my favorites of the bunch, evoking Percocet-limned images of a campy, spotless, Jetsons-style future. Compositions on this particular record are credited to Ib Glindemann.

Mechanical Fanfare

Trumpets Of Zion - Weak Situation b/w Dry Bones

So, why did I stop doing this, again?

Can't quite remember, some combination of laziness and cowardice I guess.

In any case, all the old posts have been re-upped and I'm back with a crapload of swell records to rip. First up is a gospel platter from Trumpets Of Zion on H.O.B. Records of Detroit, MI. Couldn't find a date on this label discography, but the topical references in the lyrics of "Weak Situation" seem to indicate late 60's.