Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Here's a couple of tracks off Trifle's album First Meeting from '71. Such as the case of many obscure early 70s prog albums, usually one or two tracks really stand out while the rest tend to be in my opinion unlistenable or toil within other genres of music such as folk and soft jazz. But occasionally everything comes together and a monster of a track is born, like "New Religion" with it's long drawn out organ intro that transitions into a killer chill riff. I'm also throwing in "Devil Comin'" which contains a nice psych groove...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Once in a great while I'll come along something that really blows my mind, this is one of those times. Here's the obscure mental song "The Electronic Insides & Metal Complexion That Make Up Herr Doktor Krieg" by Riders of the Mark from '67. Insane fuzz psych at its finest, I'm also throwing in the b-side "Gotta Find Somebody" that is way tamer but good nonetheless. This is their one and only 45, wow...
Monday, November 22, 2010
African psych just released on Academy Records by the Psychedelic Aliens. Been waiting a while for Psycho African Beat to drop, and it was well worth the wait. They only recorded eight tracks in their short existence in '71 and they're all on this LP, I don't say this much, but if you were going to buy an album it should be this one for obvious reasons. And it sounds really good on vinyl...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Soul music has recently lost two innovators and performers, Solomon Burke and Melvin Bliss. Burke is easily one of the best soul singers of all time, especially within tracks such as "Home In Your Heart" which is one of my favorites from the big fella...
Melvin Bliss was responsible for dropping one of the best break beats ever, and of course just plain killer track, 1973's "Synthetic Substitution." This track has been sampled by countless hip-hop artists such as Wu-Tang, Ultramagnetic MC's, De La Soul and Public Enemy. Rest easy gentlemen, you will be missed...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Amazing collection of 60s beat from Japan released in 2000. GS I Love You: Japanese Garage Bands of the '60s features bands such as The Spiders who I posted way back, The Outcasts and The Cougars. Swing West has a funny cover of Aurthur Brown's "Fire" also. If you like 60s garage/beat, this is essential...
You Gat A Call Me
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A great soul cut off Thanks I Needed That by The Glass House titled "I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore" from '72. The Glass House is mostly known for their jam "Crumbs Off the Table" off their debut Inside The Glass House released in '69. These are very overlooked albums, and this track ranks up there for me when it comes to early 70s soul such as William Bell, The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Dramatics and Willie Hutch. Enjoy...
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Just picked up The Leaving Train's third album Fuck on vinyl which is a great album, but probably not as good as their second Kill Tunes from '86. Way more punk than their first release Well Down Blue Highway in '84, this album could be described as Gun Club meets Circle Jerks circa mid 80s. The Leaving Trains had a revolving line-up throughout their history but was formed by the cross-dressing crazy-ass front man Falling James Moreland who I'm sure you've heard of. I'll save the research for you. This album also has a couple good morbid ballads if you're into that kind of thing with "Warning Track" and "Kinette," but tracks such as "A Drunker Version of You" and their Saints' cover "Private Affair" make the album. Here's a feeler "Cigarette Model" below along with the full album, it's hard to understand why this band didn't blow-up back in the 80s...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Thought I was done servin'? Shheeeiitt... Vol. 7 is here and worse than ever, but you know I mean that in the best way possible. More leaks from Gucci and OJ including the banger "32 & Brick Squad" which is up there with "Half A Brick." Some real funny shit also, such as "Monopoly" and my favorite "Twitter That" cause you know real gangstas don't twitter. Have fun with this one and play real loud in the kitchen...
In My Car (Tha Puff Bus)- Wiz Khalifa feat. Juicy J
Meet Me In The Tunnel- Mo Pain
Weirdo- Gucci Mane
Hit Dat Hoe- Diamond
Front Door Swagin- Mace ft Ray Vicks, Calliope Var
Big Money Talk- Lil Chuckee Feat Tity Boi
Twitter That- Slim Dunkin ft. Gucci Mane
Monopoly- Jon Geezy
Cocaine Ft. Yo Gotti- Twista
Pouring Up- Eldorado Red, Bambino Gold & Fat Boi Grizzy
Loud- OJ Da Juiceman
Gross- Gucci Mane
Papercuts- Mystikal & Lil Wayne
You Know What It Is- Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka
32 & Brick Squad- Oj Da Juiceman
Mrs. Green- Killa Kyleon
Gangsta Hop- Waka Flocka
Trick or Treat (It's Halloween)- Ray Vicks
Waka Flocka Flame!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Happy first birthday Furl Tracks! I say you've had a pretty good first year of existence, besides your complete lack of respect for authority and sometimes snail-paced download speeds. You were born a rebel which I believe adds to your lore, that and of course the copious amounts of free music you dish out. All in all you've had a good run giving the gift of music to a wide array of audiophiles around the world. I know, sometimes your originality lacks, but that's probably due to the constant neglect you've endured which is not your fault. There, there, don't be sad- this is a happy day, I'm sure you'll have many more years of filling your audience's lofty earholes ahead of you. Now go eat your cake...
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Hands down one of the best Chicago blues albums West Side Soul by Magic Sam from '67. Easily considered just as talented as the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, Magic Sam tragically died just two short years after the release of this album of a heart attack. Sam's distinct sound is best represented in the tracks "All Your Love" with his high voice and unique chords along with his remake of "Sweet Home Chicago." Electric soul here folks, this album was reissued last year, it's a great listen on vinyl if you pick it up...
I Wanna Boogie
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Nat Couty - Woodpecker Rock
Macy Skipper - Bop Pills
The Blues Rockers - Calling All Cows
Mac Rebennack - Storm Warning
Larry Phillipson - Bitter Feelings
Terry Dunavan - Earthquake Boogie
The Sonics - He's Waiting
The Fanatics - I Will Not Be Lonely
The Instrumentals - Chop Suey Rock
Dell Raney - Can Your Hossie Do The Dog
The Shades - Strollin' After Dark
Jackie Lee Cochran - Georgia Lee Brown
Lonnie Allen - You'll Never Change Me
Jerry Warren - Rompin'
Kai-Ray - I Want Some Of That
Junior Thompson - How Come You Do Me?
The Rhythm Rockers - Madness
Warren Smith - Uranium Rock
Kit & The Outlaws - Don't Tread On Me
The Flower Children - Miniskirt Blues
The Standells - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
Dave Day - Blue Moon Baby
Shorty Long - Devil With The Blue Dress On
Ronnie Dawson - Rockin' Bones
Mel Robbins - Save It
Jimmy Lloyd - I Got A Rocket In My Pocket
Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose
The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry
The Embers - I Walked All Night
The Bostweeds - Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
1.Hasil Adkins- She Said
2.Buddy Love- Heartbreak Hotel
3.Dean Carter- Jailhouse Rock
4.Fender Four- Margaya
5.Johnny Burnett- Tear It Up
6.Lightnin Slim- It's Mighty Crazy
7.Glen Glenn- Everybody's Movin
8.Carl Perkins- Her Love Rubbed Off
9.Slim Harpo- Strange Love
10.Charlie Feathers- It's Just That Song
11.Green Fuzz- Green Fuzz
12.Bill Allen- Please Give Me Something
13.Captain Beefheart- Hard Working Man
14.J.J.Jackson & Jackaels- Oo-Ma-Liddi
15.3 Aces & A Joker- Booze Party
16.Spark Plugs- Chicken
17.Jimmy Stewart- Rock On The Moon
18.Sonny Burgess- Red Headed Woman
19.Kip Tyler & Flips- Jungle Hop
20.Don & Galaxies- Sundown
21.Roy Orbison- Domino
22.Readymen- Shortnin Bread
23.Novas- The Crusher
24.Tune Rockers- Green Mosquito
25.Jesters- Peter Gunn
26.Count Five- Psychotic Reaction
27.Flames- The Bird
28.Red Crayola- Hurricane Fighter Plane
29.Kasenatz Katz Circus- Quick Joey Small
30.Rick Nelson- Lonesome Town
32.Jim Lowe- Green Door
Monday, November 1, 2010
Still in the Halloween mood? Good, after I posted the Frantics yesterday I thought to myself, what's a Halloween post without The Cramps? So I give you Volume 1 of 3 of one of the best compilation series ever made, Songs The Cramps Taught Us. This collection contains classics such as The Sonics "Strychnine" and The Groupies "Primitive" but also has some great cuts you may of never heard such as the original "Goo Goo Muck" by Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads and the soul burner "Whiplash" by the Shells. These are just a couple examples from this 31 track collection, Elvis' "Do The Clam" is another highlight. Also can't forget about one of The Cramps biggest influences Charlie Feathers shows up on here twice with "Can't Hardly Stand It" and "Sunglasses After Dark." These comps were put together by Poison Ivy of The Cramps, apparently he has quite the record collection. I have all three volumes so if you like let me know, enjoy...