Friday, November 30, 2007

New York Dolls - In Too Much Too Soon ( Mercury 1974 )

Second and last blast from the original trash cult, glam-core and over the edge New York punkers in 1974!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wire - Pink Flag ( Harvest/EMI 1977 )

The most comprehensive and straight to the point punk LP of that period, "Pink Flag" by Wire in 1977. Explosive short songs for mind and body!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Urusei Yatsura - We Are ... ( Che 1996 )

Urusei Yatsura formed in Glasgow in 1993 after bonding over a love for Velvet Underground and Galaxie 500 among others. This is the debut LP of the band. They released three more Lps before split up. "We are Urusei Yatsura" is a great LP of classic Scottish lo-fi noisy guitar sound and pop sensibility. Check them out:

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Gruesomes - Hey ( Og Music 1988 )

This is the third release of the mighty Gruesomes out in Og music in 1988. Another dynamite of pure garage punk and RnB to blow your mind! Fuzz and screams and tampourines...yeah!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

v.a Battle Of The Garages Vol.4 - Tomorrow The World ( Voxx 1986 )

Legendary Voxx volumes go international in this thrilling fourth one. And take brains by storm...!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Field Mice - Snowball ( Sarah 1989 )

Pure and simply magic pop in the most vibrant form from these South Londoners, The Field Mice in 1989. An original Sarah records treasure to fall in love with!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Masonics - Down Among The Dead Men ( Sympathy For The Record Industry 1998 )

Back in the dirty rock n roll sound again after a few days off. Here are the UK kings of the garage, the lords of the dirt, the incredible Masonics with their third and maybe their best LP so far. Simply awesome!!! Enjoy...!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Thanes - The Complete Undignified Noblemen Sessions" CD ( Teen Sound 2005 )

Originally released in 1997 and pressed only on vinyl by Misty Lane, Undignified Noblemen has
transferred onto CD, bonus tracks intact by Teen Sound in 2005. Dig it:

"The Thanes have been one of Europe's top Beat acts since the mid 80's. Their fabulous 1997 album (originally released only on LP) is finally available again on CD, along with 6 killer tracks taken from the same recording sessions, and later released onto various singles in the past years (on the Corduroy, Larsen and Do The Dog labels). Not only this a garage-beat and folk-punk sound masterpiece, but the new mastering adds even more energy to the tracks for your listening pleasure. New artwork don't miss this release since it's a limited edition! "Having cut one stirring song after another, it's fair to say that everything the Scottish band has recorded is worth seeking out. Formed of cocky vocals, raspy fuzztone guitar riggings, and swarms of needling melodies, 'Thrown Away the Key' and 'The Winner' evoke the authoritative aggressiveness of bands like The Standells and The Underdogs. Dizzy keyboard figures guide the gig on 'What's It All For,' giving the tune a swinging beat that's simply irresistible. The disc also boasts covers of The Caretakers of Deception's 'X + Y = 13' and The Guess Who's 'It's My Pride' both channeled with comparable style and taste. Soaring harmonies pinned against jangly, six-string licks further make for some mighty good listening. Alive with heart, soul and honesty, this just may be the best 60's garage rock album not recorded in the 60's!" -
(Additional text: Kool kat music)

Friday, November 02, 2007

Joy Division - An Ideal For Living e.p ( Enigma 1978 )

Self-released in their own enigma label, this is the 1st recording by Joy Division in 1978. More primitive and punky than their following full releases, they try to shape their sound and vision!