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Monday, June 30, 2008

Dr. John - Gris-Gris

Only recently did I have the pleasure of discovering Dr. John. This album was a very refreshing discovery for me. Not only is this Dr. John's debut album, but it is also the most well rounded effort that I have listened to thus far. It's an odd mixture of Psychedelia, Jazz, New Orleans R&B, and ritualistic voodoo chants, yet it's a mixture that works very well. I'm a little short on time today, but I did manage to find an excellent review which can give you a little more information that I can at the moment.

"Covered in a variegated spray of New Orleans Mardi Gras feathers and shiny voodoo baubles, Mac Rebennack's highly personal mythology was finally made real on this 1968 album. This was his first appearance made under the new guise of Dr. John Creaux, the Night Tripper. Before then, he'd been a pivotal figure on the Crescent City R&B circuit. Afterward, he became one of its most significant blues ambassadors. This album is a classic of the admittedly specialized psychedelic swamp-gumbo genre, boasting at least four tracks that have become cult favorites. "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya," "Mama Roux," "Jump Sturdy," and "I Walk on Gilded Splinters" each delicately mix catchy choruses and weird spatial sound effects, with radical stereo separation, intensely croaking, close-quarter vocals from the doctor, pneumatic keyboard riffs, pinprick electric guitar, and booming Afro-Caribbean percussion. The album still stands at its original 33-minute length, with no bonus cuts unearthed, but its high density more than compensates for any brevity. - Martin Lonely

Year of Release: 1968
Label: Atco
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Bitrate: 320kbps

Track List:
1. Gris-Gris Gumbo
2. Danse Kalinda Ba Doom
3. Mam Roux
4. Danse Fambeaux
5. Croker Courtbullion
6. Jump Sturdy
7. I Walked On Guided Splinters

Download: Dr. John - Gris-Gris

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Back To Peru: The Most Complete Collection Of Peruvian Underground 64-74

Collectors of 60's music, having grown weary of dredging the annals of European and American garage, psyche, pop, rock etc. have in recent years turned their attention elsewhere. It hasn’t been the first time but lately there seems to be a profound interest in music from the sixties that originated in more distant lands. The Far East for example and in the case of this compilation Latin America, more specifically the country of Peru.

If you think about the geography of Peru with it’s coastal plains, the rugged Andean mountains, and tropical rainforests, a very diverse picture begins to emerge. Now hold that thought, apply it to the music found on this disc and that should give you a good idea of the range of styles showcased on this compilation. Everything from surf, Mersey Beat, cheesy organ driven garage, Andean psych folk and at least three songs by obsessive Hendrix devotees.

To clarify, the official title gives the years (64-74) which is a little odd considering the earliest tracks are from 1966. Still, eight years is a lot of ground to cover and by what I can gather from the somewhat obfuscating and poorly translated liner notes, the social and cultural milieu of those times proved to be an extremely fertile period for Peruvian music in all it’s various forms. Indeed the liner notes describe the capitol of Lima as a place where, “for every four blocks of the city there was at least one band, and out of every twenty bands, five of them were really good. My calculator tells me that’s five good bands every 80 blocks which is not that bad considering the size of a city like Limo. The lack of a real music industry and access to proper recording equipment though is one of the main reasons that much of this music was lost or never put down in the first place. Nonetheless the folks at vampi soul have compiled a great time capsule of what has survived.

Some of the most fascinating stuff on here are the songs that skip the impersonations and instead blend the popular outside influences with traditional rhythms and instruments. El Polen create beautiful spacious music with acoustic guitars, Andean flutes, electric bass and violin. If you’ve ever heard Simon and Garfunkel’s El Condor Pasa, it’s like that but way better and authentic. Radical political changes would take place in 1968 when a military coup would attempt to unite the country, implementing far-reaching economic and social reforms. Radio stations were obliged to play regional music in place of foreign or alien sounds, this included local ethnic versions of modern hits. The changes that were taking place had a major impact on the rock scene and slowly it’s growth was slowed to a halt. The music found on this album represents a golden period for rock and experimentation that existed in Peru for a precious length of time. It is a aural document and a great listen

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Vampi Soul
Genre: Psychedelic, Garage
Bitrate: 192kbps

Track List:
1. Termits - Bailemos
2. Los York's - Abrazame Baby
3. Golden Stars - Tela De Los Golden Stars
4. Texao - Stone
5. Los Mutables - Pasos En La Luna
6. Los Holy's - Holy's Psicodelicos
7. Los 007 - No Te Puedo Encontrar
8. Pina Y Sus Estrellas - Los Extranos
9. Hot Butter's Sound - Pa Pa Pa
10. Ringers - You Gotta Try
11. New Juggler Sound - Glue
12. Smog - Wiched Man
13. Los Comandos - Eleva Tu Mente
14. Laghonia - World Full Of Nuts
15. El Polen - Mi Cueva
16. El Opio - Una Bruja En El Cuzco
17. Telegraph Avenue - Tookie Tookie
18. Black Sugar - Funky Man
19. Zulu - Candela
20. Pax - Exorcismo
21. Traffic Sound - Meshkalina
22. Los Mirlos - Sonido Amazunico

Download: Back To Peru - The Most Complete Collection of Peruvian Underground 1964'-74'
Download Size: 96MB

Friday, June 27, 2008

Babes In Toyland - Fontanelle

Measured by any standard, Fontanelle is a frighteningly primal recordBabes in Toyland's most focused and powerful statement, Fontanelle was vaguely associated with grunge upon its release, and tossed in with the Pacific Northwest-centered riot grrrl movement after the fact. In truth, it lies somewhere in between, its raw punkish fury and metallic grind making it the spiritual kin of L7. Fontanelle isn't necessarily explicitly feminist, since the glorious noise of rock & roll is viewed as the ultimate empowerment. And that noise is all over Fontanelle -- it's arguably the harshest, most abrasive recording to come out of any part of the riot grrrl camp. Like L7, Babes in Toyland are more about pure sound than songs, but the similarities end there. Instead of just grinding away on simple power chords, Kat Bjelland's distinctive guitar work is full of intentionally grating dissonance, which is complemented by the jittery rhythm section. Vocally, Bjelland can move from a faux little-girl coo to a bellowing snarl in the space of one line; put together, all of this imbues Fontanelle with a terrifically explosive tension. Fittingly, the closing track features nothing but Bjelland, her guitar, and the sound of breaking glass bottles. Measured by any standard, Fontanelle is a frighteningly primal record, one whose sheer ferocity Babes in Toyland never quite captured this convincingly anywhere else.

Year of Release: 1992
Label: Reprise
Genre: Grunge, Punk
Bitrate: 192kbps

Track List:
1. Bruise violet
2. Right Now
3. Bluebell
4. Handsome and Gretel
5. Blood
6. Magick Flute
7. Won't Tell
8. Quiet Room
9. Spun
10. Untitled
11. Jungle Train
12. Pearl
13. Real Eyes
14. Mother
15. Gone

Download: Babes In Toyland - Fontanelle
Download Size: 34MB

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Killed By Death: Rare Punk 77-82 Vol. 1

Punk record collectors and avid hardcore nerds alike are no stranger to the killed by death series of compilations. these records mostly showcased some of the best (and, admittedly, worst) of the rare, obscure, and/or overlooked punk glut from around the world during the late 70s and early 80s, sending many otherwise casual record collectors into a sweating fury to find original copies. enter the age of the internet and auction sites such as ebay and every band ever featured in the KBD series now fetches ridiculously high prices. while most of these records are well worth owning, they surely are NOT worth what most people are paying for them.

So without further ado, here is the first volume that started it all. This record is a good place to start if you're interested in hearing some rare, obscure punk from all corners of the earth, or to re-acquaint yourself if you have "been there, done that" already.

Track List:
1. Mad - I Hate Music
2. Hollywood Square - Hillside Strangler
3. The Slugs - Problem Child
4. Vox Pop - Cab Drive
5. The Controllers - (The Original) Neutron Bomb
6. The Dogs - Slash Your Face
7. Gasoline - Killer Man
8. Kraut - Matinee
9. Child Molesters - (I'm The) Hillside Strangler
10. Cold Cock - I Wanna Be Rich
11. The Authorities - Radiation Masturbation
12. The Authorities - I Hate Cop
13. The Nuns - Decadent Jew
14. The Users - Sick Of You
15. Vicious Visions - I Beat You

Download: Killed By Death: Rare Punk 77-82 Vol. 1
Download: 76MB

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Link Wray - Rumble! The Best of Link Wray

Link Wray was a rock and roll guitar player most noted for introducing a new sound for electric guitars in his major hit, the 1958 instrumental "Rumble", which is considered by many to be the best rock instrumental of all time. Before Rumble, electric guitars were used to produce clean sounds and jazz chords. Wray made a new sound by inventing fuzz-tone, adding feedback, distortion and noise. Link Wray invented the power chord, the major modus operandi of modern rock guitarists. Listen to any of the tracks he recorded between that landmark instrumental in 1958 through his Swan recordings in the early '60s and you'll hear the blueprints for heavy metal, punk, thrash, you name it. Though rock historians always like to draw a nice, clean line between the distorted electric guitar work that fuels early blues records to the late-'60s Hendrix-Clapton-Beck-Page-Townshend mob, with no stops in between, a quick spin of any of the sides Wray recorded during his golden decade punches holes in that theory right quick. If a direct line can be traced forward from a black blues musician crankin' up his amp and playing with a ton of violence and aggression to a young white guy doing a mutated form of same, the line points straight to Link Wray, no contest. Pete Townshend summed it up for more guitarists than he probably realized when he said, "He is the king; if it hadn't been for Link Wray and "'Rumble,'" I would have never picked up a guitar."

Track List:
1. Rumble
2. The Swag
3. Raw-hide
4. Dixie-doodle
5. Rumble
6. Ain't That Loving You Baby
7. Jack The Ripper
8. The Black Widow
9. Big City After Dark
10. Run Chicken Run
11. The Shadow Knows
12. Deuces Wild
13. Hang On
14. Ace Of Spades
15. I'm Branded
16. Batman Theme
17. Climbing A High Wall
18. Switchblade
19. Hidden Charms
20. Jack The Ripper (Live Version)

Download: Link Wray - Rumble! The Best of Link Wray
Download Size: 68MB

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Electric Moog Orchestra - Music From Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Someone requested this several months back. I was recently able to obtain a copy of this, and I'm all too happy to deliver it to you all. I've been on a bit of a moog synthesizer/library music kick lately, so I hope that those of you who visit this blog regularly aren't turned off by my recent ventures into these genres. Unfortunately there isn't much information to be found concerning this recording, or the Electric Moog Orchestra. That's fine however, because upon listening to this for the first time I realized that this is some of the finest freaked out moog synthesizer music that I have had the pleasure of listening to. What I do know about this album is that it was released in 1977 in the United States on the Musicor label. This is not the original soundtrack to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which was performed by John Williams, but rather a re-recording using the aforementioned moog synthesizer. It includes the tracks "Space Symphony" and "Galactic Force" which weren't included on the original soundtrack.

Year of Release: 1977
Label: Musicor
Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Moog Synthesizer
Bitrate: 224VBR

Track List:
1. Main Title And Mountain Visions
2. Nocturnal Pursuit
3. The Abduction Of Barry
4. The Arrival Of Sky Harbor
5. Galactic Force
6. The Conversation
7. The Appearance Of The Visitors
8. Resolution And End Title
9. Space Symphony

Download: The Electric Moog Orchestra - Music From Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Download Size: 46MB

I'm Back

It took much longer than I had originally anticipated, but I'm finally back. I had only expected to be away for a couple of days, but it ended up being several weeks. I would like to thank Fill for filling in for me while I was away. Without him this blog would have been completely dead during that time. Although my job is keeping me very busy at the moment, and I'm having to put more hours in than usual, I'll try to post a few albums since it's been a while, and since Fill hasn't had much free time to post either. Thanks for all the support. It's good to be back.

- Z

Monday, June 09, 2008

400 Blows - Black Rainbow (2003)

Nice tuesday! Especialy for this kind of music. Powerfull , Raw , and Ruthless. 400 Blows is very unusual band. Like most blues-trash duos they have got only two insruments - drums and guitar. But here are two facts that made them unusual. First -They not a blues-trashers , they play something like hardcore, noise rock with loud distorted guitar, its hard to desribe their genre.Second- they are not a duo. they are trio. they got a separate front man singer. I very like his voice. Its like something dirty and nasty, its like a rattle with a high pitch. I think his voice is their easily recognized trademark. If you'll watch their videos and shows you will see that he got a pretty cool image with his sunglasses and black skinny gloves. Music is very nice two. All album has no filler. Its like a jackhammer will hollow your ears from first track to last. I like to start my working day at office with listening this in earphones. its so raw...huh. They also got a cool video on the song "
Mortar and Pestle ", and this is one of my favorite songs on this album.

400 Blows' full-length debut, Black Rainbow, is somewhat of an anomaly. With cover art featuring a leather glove-clad hand holding a microphone and liner photos of band members in military uniforms I'm not quite sure what to expect - particularly from a group that uses the words "anti-melody" to describe its music. I like melody - a lot - so I'm really thinking this album is going to send me running for the hills.

From the beginning, 400 Blows is a band I really want to hate because I assume it will sound like every other punk or hardcore band out there, but I can't help but be intrigued because the music is quite inventive and shockingly irresistible. The drums, guitar, vocal, no-bass combination is certainly unlike anything else out there at the moment. This isn't blues-infused garage rock, it's in-your-face, ultra-aggressive hardcore punk. While indeed lacking anything remotely akin to melody, the band still manages to hit rhythm head on. 400 Blows is about as primal and venomous as they come, and if nothing else the music will leave a lasting impression on your senses.

Black Rainbow isn't a punk album as such or a hardcore or metal album either. It's a little bit of everything, and because of their unique approach, the band members aren't creating anything that is easily classified. If you like your music loud and hostile, then songs like opener "The Root of Our Nature," "The Kids Are Not at Home," and personal favorite "The Ugly Are So Beautiful" will seep into your system within the first few seconds.-Jennifer Patton.

So this is a not sharebee link again. Its rapidshare. But its still works fine.If you got a problem - tell me. I'll try to fix it.
And dear visitors, I just don't know how to publish your comments wich a moderated. When Zero_ll will visit a blog he will post all your comments.

Year of Release: 2003
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Rock, Punk, Metal
Bitrate: 192kbps

Track List:

1. The Roots of Our Nature
2. The Worlds Largest Miniature

3. The Ugly Are So Beautiful
4. The Wrong Song
5. The Shipwrecked Sailor
6. Thinking of You
7. Black Rainbow
8. The Kids Are Not at Home
9. The Bards Must Drink and Junket
10. Everyone is Silent
11. Mortar and Pestle
12. A Man of Many Words
13. Premature Burial
14. The Bull That Killed the Matador

Download: 400 blows- Black Rainbow
Download size: 86,04 mb

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Devo - Greatest Hits

Hello folks! Sorry for long time between posts. I was workin all week without a holiday. But this post is worth your waiting. Ladys and Gentelmens, this is great , genius , music innovators - DEVO.
They did a big infuenses for next generations of music bands, even now your can heard something from Devo in the music of many modern day rockers and electronic musicants. Its not a rock, its not a new-wave , its not a punk, but something near this, somethig very unique , great and catchy. Devo got a very good skills in playing their music instruments. Just watch some their live shows, its very energetic, very strong and clean. Usually a rock/elecronic bands sounds good in records , but the sound at live shows are very poor. But not Devo. At the live shows they played less electronic samples than in records, and more live guitar and drums sounds. So, this is a compilation of they most known hits. Especially it is very good for you if you are not familar with this band.

Even after all of the musical trends, fads, waves, genres, and sub-genres, Devo still sound fresh. There was a certain zeal and enthusiasm that went into works like "Satisfaction," "Through Being Cool," and "Gates of Steel" that belied all of their cynicism. "Greatest Hits plays exactly like its title suggests--Devo's radio hits at their finest. While they may never have succeeded in completely de- evolutionizing man, music, or machine, Devo brought an urgency--as well as a new way of looking at the pop craft--to "Peek-A-Boo!" "Beautiful World," and yes, even "Whip It." Thankfully, "Jocko Homo" and "Gut Feeling" are included, as is the spastic "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA." Other fine moments can be found on Greatest Misses. --Steve Gdula

And here another review. Its just a some of customer review from Amazon. When I read it I thought it cool and funny.

1. Devo is insanely cool. 2. Awesome cover of "Satisfaction." 3. It is proof of Devo's pioneer work in pop syncopation. 4. "Girl U Want" maybe Devo's finest work. 5. Awesome instrumental lead in to "Gut Feeling." 6. This collection hits all the early materpieces. 7. This collection plus "Greatest Misses," makes for an awesome Devo library. 8. It has "Whip It" on it, like...duh. 9. It will probably really annoy your wife. 10. Devo is insanely cool.

Year of Release:
New-Wave, Pop, Rock
Bitrate: 160kbps

Track list
1.Here to Go - (Go mix)
2.Through Being Cool
3.Big Mess
4.That's Good
5.Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth
7.Beautiful World
9.Whip It
10.Girl U Want
11.Freedom of Choice
12.Smart Patrol/Mr. D.N.A.
13.Gut Feeling
14.Gates of Steel
15.Working in the Coalmine
16.Jocko Homo

Download: Devo-Greatest Hits
Download size: 64,6 mb

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Suicide - Suicide (first album 1977)

Hey everybody. Here is the stuff you can't miss. Another one brilliant gem. Absolute classic. Essential. Masterpiece. Here is the first Suicide album. Suicide is unique. Yes, I know that the "Silver Apples" was the first duo in that genre and they got their records earlier than Suicide, but they didn't have the punky spirit inside, and great image. Alan Vega is a truly shaman. He always was on psychedelic substances on his shows, just look at his eyes. And his voice, his manner, he got a giant strong charisma. I don't know english so good to desribe all that I want to say about Suicide music, so just listen it.

In 1977, a band called SUICIDE took nihilist minimalism further than punk would dare, aiming to scare your neighbours with nothing more than stark keyboards, a drum machine and whisper-shriek-yelp vocals. Being a fan of Ghost Rider the Marvel Comics hero, I of course took a liking to the sinister opening track that bears his name: "America, America is killing its youth" is not the stuff of Nicholas Cage blockbusters, however. This is repetitive, three-chord "new wave" stripped to its bones before new wave even existed. It lays the blueprint for industrial rock as well, though it doesn't so much rock as ominously sway, powered by creaky pistons instead of slaughterhouse guitars. The music brings to mind an eyeless, earless, armless genetically-engineered troglodyte being driven down a conveyor built by robotic hands. This is a New World D.A.F. you can't dance to, a subterranean STOOGES, beatnik poetry transmitted back in time through radio sometime after World War III, a Ballardian nightmare for your ears.- peacedogman.com

P.S. And please leave a comment. Even if you don't know what to say , just write - Fill your posts sucks!:)) or whatever you want. Even this will be better than ignorence.
And sorry for not sharebe link, but its works fine, if you got a trouble with download please tell me, I'll try to reipload it to your favorite share service

Year of Release: 1977
Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Minimal

Track List:
01 Ghost Rider (2:32)
02 Rocket U.S.A. (4:15)
03 Cherree (3:46)
04 Johnny (2:08)
05 Girl (3:20)
06 Frankie Teardrop (10:24)
07 Che (4:50)
08 Cheree (remix) (3:48)
09 I Remember (3:11)
10 Keep Your Dreams (4:49)

Download: Suicide
Download size: 185,3 mb

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

River City Rebels "Hate to be Loved"

Hello again folks. Sorry for too long break. But now I am back in buisness. Here something very intresting. RCR are known like a '77 Oi Punk band. But this album is absolutely different. Its a pure teenage rock, with great catcthy tunes, pure rock'n'roll like it must be. As for me, I'm not a big fan of punk, and this album much closer to rock neither to punk sound, and that the reason I like it. Just listen to the "No Easy Way Out" . This melody you will sing all day long, it will stuck in your head for long time. There is also a blusey tunes here, and some fast songs with glam rock accent. Just wacth some videos of this band at youtube , and you will see this guys got a great style and taste in fashion, and great sense of humor too.

However their latest effort Hate To Be Loved is quite interesting in that it finds the band channelling the New York Dolls and Dictators rather than The Clash. Strangely enough the River City Rebels sound far more comfortable in this skin than their prior one. Bopper's snotty, often high-pitched, vocals are a better fit for sleazy glam than they are guttural shout-along street punk. Just compare the scathing "Hurt Like I Do" to "Dreamy 17" for an on-disc example. Not that the moments when the Rebels lapse into their past songwriting styles are of lesser quality, far from it, but the band's current direction has far more character and is just simply more interesting... ...The album opening "Hurt Like I Do" forgoes the usual bombastic lead track and instead starts things off with a slow building, vulnerable rock song. The glam influences and the Rebels' ever present knack for a good chorus shine through on "I'm So Vain" and "No Easy Way Out." There's a blues swagger that runs through the record, emerging rather viciously in "Die Young" and in a more jovial way in "Her New Man." If recording under Sylvain and band's current image doesn't drive the point home, there's even a cover of Otis Redding's "Don't Mess With Cupid," also famously covered by... you guessed it..." punknews.org

Year of Release: 2004
Genre: Rock, Glam, Punk

Track List:
1. Hurt Like I Do
2. Cloudy Times
3. Hate To Be Loved
4. I'm So Vain
5. No Easy Way Out
6. Dreamy 17
7. Don't Mess With Cupid
8. Die Young
9. I Wilt
10. Glitter And Gold
11. Her New Man
12. Bloody April

Download: hate to be loved
Download size: 54 mb