Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hiatus - Still happening

Well, it's been over a year since I last posted. I had planned to move, but never did as I got laid off shortly after that last post. It took nearly a year to find a job again, too. So my stuff is still stored in the garage, waiting to be unpacked somewhere else. Maybe next summer after I finally get around to moving I can go and rip all of the stuff that I hadn't quite gotten to here. Or maybe I'll break down and unpack it this winter. We'll see.

I'm sort of amazed that this keeps getting traffic and comments. Not a ton, but far more than I ever thought it would. Thanks!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Update - long hiatus to continue...

It's been a crazy year. Lots and lots of work travel over the winter and into the spring. Now I'm home, but I'm looking to move. At some point anyway. So renovations and that kind of stuff have been eating up my time. I've packed up the turntable and the vinyl, it sits in the garage, waiting to be played again. Maybe when I'm in a new place back up on the North Shore where I belong. So I've got vinyl to rip, but no way to rip it until I either move or give up and unpack my shit. We'll see which comes first. Until then, thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Victory & Associates - Party Savior

One of the coolest things about is that you meet people who like music. Really, really like music. People on that site play music, make music, talk about music, write about music, collect music, live and even eat music. I met Conan Neutron there, and I think he does all of those things, all at the same time somehow. I'm not quite sure how he does it.

Anyway, I managed to talk him into sending me one of his bands' 7" with my order of his Victory & Associates full length LP. What a blast these two records are. Good ol' fashioned Indie RAWK (LOUD, not like that wimpy current Indie stuff) is timeless; and Victory & Associates fits in with a lot of this blogs' stuff from 20 years ago, yet still manages to sound all fresh and new at the same time.

A: Party Savior
B: Thousandaire
(and please- go buy the LP, it's cheap, and it's worth it for "You Can't Eat Prestige" alone)


Lots of traffic lately thanks to Everett True. The blog has been on a bit of a hiatus, (busy lately) but I will get some fresh material up here soon. Really!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Babes in Toyland - House

Lots of work road trips have cut into blogging and ripping time. I've  accumulated about a dozen 7" to rip over the last 2 months, and they're just gathering dust while I'm in Ohio or Michigan for work. I'll see if I can get moving on these.

I'm marching slowly but steadily towards the goal of getting the whole Singles Club Part 1 together. Of course that first single might not happen, it's a bit rare, but I'll get the rest of them in place.

As for this band- they weren't really a part of Riot Grrrl, they actually pre-date it. I guess they're sort of a girl grunge band, and they sound the part on this single. The vocals take some getting used to; Kat Bjelland is all over the place. She screeches, howls and screams her way through both tracks.

A: House
B: Arriba

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nervous Eaters - No More Idols

On the road a lot the last few weeks. Falling behind; I've got plenty of 7" to rip still, I just haven't gotten around to it.

Breaking out of the steady stream of Sub Pop that I've been on lately. The Nervous Eaters were Boston legends in the 70's and 80's, with local hits "When I Talk To Loretta" (recently covered by Neko Case) and "Just Head"

So I was pretty excited to find a cheap 7" of theirs recently. This was some early 2000's effort of theirs put out on some Spanish label (my first foray into this century!). It rocks-a-plenty, but it doesn't live up to their 70's stuff. Their early stuff was riding at the forefront of the whole punk thing, and had a wild, unpredictable energy to it. Hard to keep that going for 30 years, I suppose.

A: No More Idols
B: Today and Tomorrow

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Snow Bud and the Flower People- Killer Bud plus Third Shelf

Sub Pop Singles Club, August 1993

Look, if you can't figure it out from the Mad Magazine like artwork, the band name, or the album title, this is music for and by stoners.

"Killer Bud" is a long, slow jam with 60's-ish fuzzy guitar sounds, accompanied by a mellow, lazy sounding vocal track. It's everything you'd expect and oh, so much more.

"Third Shelf" is a bit more aggressive. The early 70's rock sounds are still there, but Snow Bud sings like a man who can't find his stash, and the song drifts into some crazy prog-rock thing for a moment.

A: Killer Bud
B: Third Shelf