Monday, December 29, 2008

The Thanes - Never Make Me Blue / Better Days ( Larsen 1997 )

Another killer 7'' from the Wicked Thing faves!!! Happy new year everybody!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Go - Watcha Doin' ( Sub Pop 1999)

A tribute to the legendary "The Invisible Man" blog (out of garage since 2007) with the last record posted there! (Links still working i think)

The Go's debut album Whatcha Doin' introduces the Detroit group's aggressive, authentic update of late-'60s garage rock. Songs like the snarling "Meet Me at the Movies" and the blissed-out "Summer Sun Blues" display the group's fuzzy, driving guitars, half-shouted, half-sung vocals, and swaggering beats, while the poppier "It Might Be Good" and the "Get Off of My Cloud"-esque "You Can Get High" add another dimension to the Go's straight-up rock sound. Whatcha Doin's final song "Time for Moon" is one of the album's best, combining a primal beat with dashes of backwards guitar and raw vocals. Though the occasionally muddy sound of the album takes the Go's quest for '60s-style authenticity a bit too far and fails to capture the group's live energy, Whatcha Doin' is a good introduction to one of the Motor City's most explosive bands.
(Additional Text from: All Music Guide)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Telescopes - Taste ( What Goes On 1989 )

THE Telescopes are rock'n' roll and the artifice of noise. After the lilting meander of "...And Let Me Drift Away", which opens "Taste", I think l anticpated the eruption of "I Fall, She Screams", just a split-second before it happened. Yes, it is kind of a cheap trick, but this is the sort of wilful petulance at which The Telescopes excel at. They love to momentarily affect stances of poised insensibility in order to imediately shatter the illusion with animalistic abandon; crawling on the ground, howling, belting-out great towering walls of glutinous mest "Silent Water" is as passive as The Telescopes' outlook gets. Of course it's a screeching, whining ache of a song, but Lawrie is at the end of his tether, exhausted, and yearning to "slip below the surface". About the most positive The Telescopes get is "Please, Before You Go". Here Lawrie admits to being "on top of a mountain with you, I'm an elevator, I'm a seahorse for you now". More commonly another person is just another route to oblivion. 'Your kiss intoxicates me," a in "Threadbare'; is both a complaint and a compliment. "Suicide" is the most predictable, most appropriate title on the album, and the only possible way to end. Piling up monstrously, "Suicide" swells out into this gross, sprawling beast which finafly slumps inanimate-too f**ed to move- emitting an endless, throbbing howl. On and on, past patience and endurance it continues to moan,before eventually hitting the inevitable (but Christ it had to be there!) locked grnove. I'm taken back to the paradoxical conclusion of "Anticipating Nowhere": "Never ending has to stop, but when you stop it lasts forever." The rest is silence.
(Text from: Melody Maker 1989)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Heart Throbs - Cleopatra Grip ( One Little Indian 1990 )

The debut album by Liverpool's Heart Throbs (led by the twin sisters of late Echo & the Bunnymen drummer Pete DeFrietas) slots neatly into the overriding musical styles of U.K. indie pop circa 1990, mixing the post-punk directness of the Primitives, the swirling, dreamlike textures of the shoegazers, and the flirtations with dance rhythms introduced by the previous summer's Madchester explosion. However, the Heart Throbs definitely had their own unique style; for one thing, singer Rose Carlotti's lyrics, from the suggestive album title on down, are forthrightly female-centric in the manner of the Au Pairs' Lesley Woods or early PJ Harvey. It can be difficult to hear Carlotti behind Martin Hannett's echoey, hollow production, which shifts the guitars to the forefront, but the intent of songs like "She's in a Trance" and the searing, My Bloody Valentine-like "Kiss Me When I'm Starving" remains clear regardless. The slightly poppier singles "Tossed Away" and "Dreamtime" are the album's highlights but, while a couple of the songs coast by simply on atmosphere, Cleopatra Grip is a luxurious and compelling listen.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

va Blow Up A Go Go ( Blow Up 1999 )

Eclectic selection of dancefloor grooves from the London Blow Up club. Mixed styles and high vibes!!

"Totally groovy! This is one of the more excellent little compilations we've heard lately -- and it's a very hip, very mod, very fab batch of 60s-oriented grooves from London's landmark Blow Up Club! The groove is somewhere in between Austin Powers, 70s funk, and Memphis soul -- and the set blends together a very tasty batch of tracks that aren't normally the sort that show up in our funky compilations section! There's plenty of Hammond and guitar grooves -- but also a fab batch of vocal tracks that mix together soul, easy, and rock tunes. Titles include "Bongolia" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Sahara 72" by Bobby Hughes Experience, "I'm A Man" by Spencer Davis, "Sweet Pea" by Soul Hooligan, "Bert's Apple Crumble" by The Quik, "Watts Breakaway" by Jonny Otis Show, "Exploration" by Karminsky Experience, "The Beat Goes On" by Buddy Rich, "25 Miles" by Edwin Starr, "She's Got Everything" by The Kinks, "Le Responsable" by Jacques Dutronc, "Soul Time" by Shirley Ellis, "Psychedelic Sally" by Eddie Jefferson, "Cloud Nine" by Mongo Santamaria, and "Somebody Stole My Thunder" by Georgie Fame. Groovy, BABY"
(Additional Text From: DustyGroove)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Last Drive - Time 12" EP ( Hitch Hyke 1989 )

Recorded in Germany this is the 1st step in a little change of direction for the Last Drive. Great 3-tracker before the legendary 'Blood Nirvana " LP!
Dig this...!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Hookers - Satans Highway ( Scooch Pooch 1998 )

Dirt and some dirt more please! The punk answer to AC/CD? Banned nearly everywhere here are the Hookers!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mad Violets - World Of... ( Lolita 1986 )

Fronted by cult performer Wendy Wild here is a classic example of 80s neo-psychedelic garage sound in this five-tracker on Lolita!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Teddy Boys From The Crypt - Danger In Their Veins ( Crime In Their Minds ) ( Action 2004 )

Nice farfisa-driven four-tracker here from the Greek garage punkers The Teddy Boys From The Crypt. Primitive Rock n Roll overdose!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

McLusky - McLusky Do Dallas ( Too Pure 2002 )

Frantic punks McLusky on their second LP in 2002. They released three more LPs before they split. Here comes the noise from South Wales...!!!

"Welsh trio Mclusky is compact, stocky, spastic, and duck's-ass tight. They're also giddy and utterly daft. But buzzing through two-minute power-punk tunes like teen boys who've found a landmine and can't wait to huck rocks at it, Mclusky are, more than anything, tremendous, stupid fun. And no question about it: they've got impact like knocking skulls in a bar fight.
Recorded in Chicago with Steve Albini, Mclusky's second album takes advantage of his knack for making bands sound viciously loud and tight beyond comprehension, thereby trumping their interesting but unfocused UK debut, 2000's My Pain and Sadness is More Sad and Painful Than Yours. "Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues" kicks it off, with Mat Harding's drums rolling like hubcaps down a hillside into the power-riff bash of Jon Chapple's bass and Andy Falkous's buzzsaw guitar; they're so on cue that the only random element is Falkous's vocals, as he sticks keening wails, frenzied gibbering, and diaphragm-tearing shouts into the comic crime story lyrics. In fact, due undoubtedly to Albini's production and the erratic vocals, Mclusky have recently been compared to the Pixies: they have the same knack for taking essentially straight-up songs and wracking them with nervous energy. Of course, unlike vintage Black Francis, Falkous's vocals don't sound maniacal or out of control; they're just deftly witty and humorously exaggerated.
Most of Mclusky Do Dallas holds this pace, but infectiously poppy songwriting always girds the extreme elements. This works to keep the mood varied, as the band stretches out barbed-wire guitar lines like the one on "Collagen Rock", or follows the easy stride and sudden fits of a song like "Alan is a Cowboy Killer". And frankly, American teen skater bands wish they could write a power-punk anthem as instantly unforgettable and insanely insidious as "Day of the Deadringers". Yet, Mclusky also admirably deliver on an entirely different level: check the stark contrast of "Fuck This Band", an extremely quiet track consisting of almost nothing but a bassline and Falkous's weary moans.
Despite the band's tightrope tension, however, their sense of humor may be their most successful element. These guys are plain obnoxious. It's not that they crack first-grade jokes about herpes and bloodfarts-- they just have a way of combining crass taunts with awesome non-sequiturs. One track opens, "All of your friends are cunts/ Your mother is a ballpoint pen thief." Or the line from their single "To Hell with Good Intentions": "My love is bigger than your love/ We take more drugs than a touring funk band, sing it!"
That's all good for a few chuckles, but the humor helps to lighten the harsh crunch of their mom-murdering instrumental beatdown-- their intensity is balanced by the fact that they're just damn entertaining. It gives them an outlet for the edginess and a way to take the piss out of themselves. And while it also makes them less revolutionary, it does make them more enjoyable. "So, they're original, but are they challenging and unusual?" Not so much. But don't you get enough of that? This is only one of the tightest, jumpiest, straight-up rock albums around."
(Additional Text From: Pitchfork)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Thanes - Better Look Behind You ( Nightshift 1990 )

Hello to every one! The Wicked Thing is back on track with more dope Rock n Roll action!
And what a better gift for that long delay? A 1988 recording by the mighty Thanes for your pleasure only! "Better look behind" you is a 10'' mini-LP released in 1990 by Nightshift!
Enjoy...!!! (Full Covers included in the file)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Short Break Again...

The Wicked Thing will be out of action for a short period again. I'll be back in about ten days with more killer mind blowing stuff for your pleasure! Keep in touch...!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Chills - Kaleidoscope World ( Flying Nun 1986 )

Kaleidoscope World is the 1st LP by New Zealand pop masters, The Chills released in 1986. The album was a compilation of early singles, plus all the Chills' tracks which featured on the Dunedin Double EP and The Lost EP.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Brood - Vendetta ( Estrus 1992 )

Back in the Garage with the second LP of the mighty Brood! A true revival classic!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Gories - Outta Here ( Crypt 1992 )

Third LP by Detroits finest! Wild Garage Rhythm n Punk stomper from start to finish from the scientists of the genre!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

v.a BLOW UP Presents: Exclusive Blend Vol.4 ( Blow Up 2001 )

Fourth and final volume of the exclusive blend series!
"The series continues with this twenty track plundering of the Chappell Sound Library that for me brought the best from this genre via the spot on Jack Arel. Sounds though drift from cheesy big band rock jazz fusions, to soundtrack ventures and cocktail fantasies. A useful addition to your soundfile banks."
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff E.P ( Sub Pop 1988 )

Fuck Grunge! This is original late 80s ultra explosive & fuckin dirty Garage Punk of the finest quality!
The debut E.P by Mudhoney!!!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance ( Blank 1978 )

What a record? An LP starting with such a Rock n Roll Punker like "Nonalignment Pact " cannot help but be a classic! Strange, peculiar and out of this world Rock n Roll!!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Thee Hypnotics - Love In A Different Vein ( Hipsville 1988 )

One of the most "Detroit" bands that emerged from London UK in the late 80s/early 90s underground! Here is a 2-tracker from 1988!
Assembling a host of 1967 psychedelic fuzz-guitar stars — Blue Cheer, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, etc. — as primary influences, adding a bit of Pretty Things/Rolling Stones ambience and jamming on a frenzied Stooges/MC5 drive, this quartet from High Wycombe, a town northwest of London, handily re-created the pre-Zeppelin era with more flair than most. Singer James Jones knows all the right moves, as does guitarist Ray Hanson, who pulls off the neat trick of overdubbing several different specific styles in a single song.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

v.a BLOW UP Presents: Exclusive Blend Vol. 3 ( Blow Up 2000 )

Third one of the legendary exclusive blend series from Blow Up crew!!
Volume 3 in the killer Blow Up Exclusive Blend series brings us 16 great early 70s tracks from the French Telemusic Library, compiled in Paris by Blow Up's founder and DJ Paul Tunkin.
French music library Telemusic issued its first recordings in 1968, which have covered a wealth of musical styles over the past few decades. The eclectic nature, as is common with most of the music libraries was to accomodate the varied requirements of essentially TV, Radio and Film synchronisation.
Blow Up presents: Exclusive Blend Volume 3 focuses on the early 70s dancefloor element of Telemusic's Jazz and R'n'B recordings with some Gallic soundtrack vibes thrown in for good measure.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

v.a Declaration Of Fuzz ( Glitterhouse 1986 )

We are back in action with more dope rock n roll soundz! Here is the first ever record released by Glitterhouse label in 1986. This is the legendary "Declaration Of Fuzz" compilation with an All-Star cast to blow your mind in a celebration of Fuzz, dirt and raw power!! Enjoy...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday, August 01, 2008

The Wicked Thing will be out of action for a short period. We will back with more explosive stuff after 15th-20th of August. Stay in touch brothers & Sisters!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

v.a N.M.E C86

The legendary tape of New Musical Express with all things Shoegaze and new UK scene of that period! A Classic!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Scientists - Pissed On Another Planet ( Sympathy 2004 )

Reissue of the Aussie proto-punk outfit's 1990 EP includes three bonus tracks covering the period 1979-1981, 'Girl', 'Lookin' For You', & 'Walk The Plank', plus a bonus disc with an additional nine tracks - 'Don't You Lie To Me', 'Sorry Sorry Sorry', 'Girl', 'Looking For You', 'Makin' A Scene', 'Sorry Sorry Sorry', 'Another Sunday', 'Walk The Plank' & 'It'll Never Happen Again'.
Kim Salmon's Scientists were certainly ahead of their time in 1979 when recording this collection, which contains their classic "Frantic Romantic" (if one can imagine the singing in an Australian accent, one can understand that this is a classic punk stuff). Though the Scientists were never so obsessed with the genre, their sound was a hybrid of the Seeds' hard psychedelia, Big Star, and the Stooges -- and this made them stand out from the rest. While the Saints would popularize this power pop sound, the Scientists' relative obscurity could be attributed to the wanton guitar fury and swampy rhythmic styling that made them a little less accessible. However, Salmon may be post-punk royalty in his home country as well as in the stable of Sub Pop, which signed the group for its back catalog in the early '90s -- and which should demonstrate to some the vitality of this antipodean group.
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Monday, July 07, 2008

Belle & Sebastian - 3,6,9 Seconds Of Light ( Jeepster 1997 )

Excellent 4-Tracker for B&S in 1997! You need it just for the farfisa-driven "La Pastie De La Bourgeoisie! Magic!!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Husker Du - New Day Rising ( SST 1985 )

Follow up to "Zen Arcade" on SST in 1985!
Though less sprawlingly ambitious than prior album Zen Arcade, New Day Rising, in some ways, abandoned hardcore punk entirely, and helped set the template for alternative rock for the next decade. While retaining the speed and aggression of earlier efforts, virtually all of the songs on New Day Rising exhibit a strong pop sensibility. Guitarist/main singer Bob Mould's trademark miasma of fuzz distortion is still present, but with much of the harsh rawness of previous efforts abandoned in favor of a more melodic sound.
(Additional Text: Wikipedia)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Carbonas - S/T ( Raw Deluxe 2006 )

Back in Trash with the 2nd killer LP by Speed Punk Atlanta Freaks The Carbonas!!!