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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Scott's Mega-Sons of Garage Fuzz Part 12

Letter M is  abig one so I may not be able to lefty-type all these tune titles tonight......anyway, continuing with
this great torrent/series, we venture on to the letter M.......I have said before, there is no overlap between these and the original (first) "Garage Fuzz" series......please enjoy.....

VOLUME 12-01 MACH FIVE-If I Would/02 MAE WEST & SOMEBODY'S CHYLDREN-Day Tripper/03 MAGIC MUSHROOMS-It's a Happening/04 MAGIC MUSHROOMS-Never More/05 MALIBUS-Cry/06 MALIBUS-I've Gotta Go/07 MANDRAKE-Len/08 MARBLE PHROGG-Love Me Again/09 MATADORS-Indolence/10 MEAT DEPT.-This Week's Children/11 MERREL FRANKHAUSER & HMS BOUNTY-Drivin' Sideways on a One Way Street/12 MERSEY MEN-Yes I Can/13 MERSEY MEN-Miss Ann/14
MESSENGERS-Seen You Around/15 MICHAEL & THE MESSENGERS-(LIFS) Don't Mean Nothin'/16 MICHAEL POLNEROFF-Time Will Tell/17 MIDNIGHT SHIFT-Never Gonna Stop Lovin You/18 MIND GARAGE-Tobacco Road/19 MISSING LINKS-Run & Hide/20 MISSING LINKS-They Say You Lie/21 MISTERS VIRTUES-Captured/22 MODELS-Bend Me Shape Me/23 MODS-Empty Heart/24 MODERN CORPORATION-What to Do/25 MONARCHS-You've Got Love/26 MONGRELLS BAND-Be My Girl/27 MONGRELLS-Funny Day/28 MONKEES-Valleri/29 MONTANAS-That's When Happiness Begins/30 MOON RAKERS-I'm Alright/31 MORNING REIGN-Our Fate/32 MOTHERS
WORRY-Can't Seem To Come Down/33 MOURNING REIGN-Satisfaction Guarenteed/34 MOUSE & THE TRAPS- Lie, Beg, Borrow, Steel/35
MOUSE & THE TRAPS-Maid of Sugar Maid of Spice/36 MOVERS-Hey You Hey Me/37 MYSTERIES-Please Agree

The Tweeds

Here ya go power pop fans, a good and comprehensive anthology of the Tweeds! From good ol' USA comes a set of Buzzcocks'-like power-popping singles......good collection.

Usually Numero reissues come with lengthy bios and myriad facts about careers gone astray, labels that were pockets of talent or early careers that were overlooked. This one seems a bit oddly rushed for Numero, in that its onlyAVAILABLE digitally and there don’t seem to be any notes with it. However, for those familiar with theirYellow Pills comp, theNAME Tweeds should be familiar. They showed up on both the early CD version of Prefill and Numero’s later issue of Buttons. The band was from Massachusetts and issued a small string of singles and EPs from 1977 – 1981, the most famous of which is probably 1980’s Perfect Fit which contains their most lasting tracks “I Need That Record” and “The Girl Who Said No”
Pretty much all of their output is included here, even including an alternateRECORDING of “Underwater Girl” from its inclusion on an ’81 b-side that saw it rerecorded for the release and added an intro. The band apparently included Kenny Gorelick (aka Kenny G, the band of your elevator existence) on keys at one point but its unclear how much of the material he may have played on. In general the band has a lot of delightful, but not especially hard hitting power pop and its safe to say this may be the most definitive release of their music that you’d ever need. The aforementioned “Underwater Girl” might be the best surprise, as its not included on many compilations and its a solid runner of a power pop jam and gives the band a bit of a harder edge. The rest isPROBABLY for the true power pop diggers but I’ve always been a sucker for the fringes of the genre. Not holding my breath for a vinyl issue of this but it would be nice to have a bit more background from the label on this one. Barring that, I’ll just cross my fingers that the Buttons series might startBACK UP (please, please, please), it was promising but I’m sure it sorely undersold those soul comps. One can only hope this might be an indication of turning their gaze back towards power pop.
01. If I Could Only Dance 02:21
02. I'm Thru 01:56
03. Shortwave 02:25
04. Teen Love 02:35
05. Ode to a Glicknick (The Larry Glick Song) 01:39
06. Underwater Girl 03:10
07. My Memories 02:44
08. Postcard 03:01
09. I Need That Record 03:19
10. Hey Baby 03:50
11. Later Tonight 02:53
12. She's the Girl (Who Said No) 03:09
13. I've Got Rock 03:39
14. We Ran Ourselves 03:45
15. Away from You 04:11
16. Underwater Girl (Eat Records Version) 03:51
17. Part of the Game 04:02
18. No More 03:02


I was unfamiliar with this until one o my friends shipped it my way, the gyst is Italian hard rock, with Italian lyrics/ know I LOVE that stuff, whether you do is up to below......

The independent segment of the Italian music scene keeps moving and produce new ideas. A short touch to Zeronauta groped the emergence and try to make themselves known with their debut album, "Backlight" , to be released in the month of April . Toscani Florence , after previous experience with Clever , Giacomo Aiolli (guitar and keyboards), Gregorio Serni (vocals and guitar) and Simone Fallone (bass) join younger Dario Valoti (drums and percussion) to become, since in 2015 , the  Zeronauta . The four boys offer a full-bodied rock that recalls took weight sounds from the 90's , with flavors that range from Italian rock style Verdena vague echoes of grunge. Right from ' opener Find me to save , his voice a little slurred by Gregory , along with the work done in producing the sounds, seems to get us into a sort of cloud that envelops consistent all the work of the four Florentine, a suspended dimension from which you come out only at the end of the particle , the last track on the album. Find me to save ushers us into the world of Zeronauta , made of dilemmas, concerns, requests for help, and in some way by the search for something, perhaps an ultimate meaning, with the feelings that I was I underlie an appealcapable to involve the listener after a few notes. Plastic is a taut piece and compact which shows that sense of disorientation that often evidenced by the lyrics of the songs present in the lineup, while Killer Queen the Zeronauta you might stain the injured sin majesty in the choice of the title (believe with all my compared to their predecessors) but spraying with a little 'sunshine their proposal. The title track is well built, tools and nourish text better mournful song of Gregorio Serni , deadlifts repeated the battery Dario  Valoti give the piece a wrap-around rhythmic gait, excellent introduction to the rest of the journey with me drag and photophobia It is full of energy and the opposition themes, recurring frequently in the entire work of the group. It closes with short dark particle , like a disembodied tail that allows us to get out of the cloud evaporates Zeronauta . "Backlight" will have no difficulty to overcome the Band with satisfaction the rock of the first release, because their commitment and the desire to play these guys seem quite obvious, as well as a lot of very appropriate songs.

CONTROLUCE-01  Vienemi a Salvare/02 Giornno Immobile/03 Sono Romasto Io/04 Plastica/05 Killer Queen/06 Tu Chi Sei/07 Controluce/08 Mi Trascino/09 Fotofobia/10 Particella Oscura

Don't let the language thing bother you as I ALWAYS say.....some good rocking music here

Wall of Orange

Spacey, recent psych rock......carpet bombed this and will be listening in full's a review:


Wall of Orange was born in Dallas, Texas in 2015 as a collection of songs written by Gary Parks, an indie film and commercial music composer and member of Dallas space rock legends The Tomorrowpeople. Heavily influenced by Shoegaze and Neo-Psychedelic giants of the ‘90s such as The Verve, My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins, Parks set about looking for a sound that would encompass both his love for layered, dreamy soundscapes and the pop sensibilities he had honed during his years in the TV and Film Industry.

After an extensive demo process, recording for eight songs that would become the debut album began in the Spring of 2016. Parks enlisted longtime musical friends Danny Rix on bass guitar and Matt hunt on drums for session work and recording at Pure Evil studios continued into the summer, with final mixing taking place during July and early August. While final polish was taking place on the mixes, video production for the first single, “Sweetest Blue” began. Mastering for the record was done by Carl Saff in Chicago and on August 24th the album and video were released.

What people are saying about Wall of Orange:

“The latest release from Dallas’ Wall of Orange is a lovely hybrid of ephemeral, 90s, psychedelic influences. It’s a joy to listen to.”
-KXT 91.7 FM

"Absolutely stunning”

 "Wall of Orange's sound truly fills the room. Their aura exudes spacious floating concepts coupled with some very thought provoking lyrics. Their self-titled debut consists of eight inspiring tracks that infuse a ton of positive energy. Your music collection needs this album. Wall of Orange possess a freshness often lacking in today’s rock music."

"Wall Of Orange with their whimsical debut have just verified themselves as one of the strongest upcoming acts of not just the restive sub-genres that they serve, but of a much broader notion of rock music in general."

With the help of US and UK radio airplay as well as a very active social media presence, Wall of Orange continues to gain a following worldwide. Touring begins Summer 2017.


01 Sweetest Blue/02 Small Hour Crimes/03 View From a Broken Couch/04 Monster/05 Lost By The Sea/06 Little Destroyer/07 New Medecine/08 Hellogoodbye

Male Bonding

Wonderful noisy-shoegaze, loved this  ( "Headache") the first time I heard it........reminds me of maybe A Place to Bury Strangers........really is a fine album, don't miss this one!

HEADACHE-01 Wrench/02 What's Wrong/03 Eyes/04 Hole/05 Visible Girls/06 I Would Say/07 Chipping Away/08 Hands/09 Magazines/10 Not As Planned/11 Out To Sea

Friday, April 21, 2017

Devil & the Almighty Blues Redux

Fabio submitted these guys yesterday and I was impressed enough to request their debut.......well who else but Fabio himself comes up with a copy? Haven't heard yet, but thanks a million to the hard-working Fabio!!LJYWyYxA!5zzr8YGuJhXHxJrGnrTgXQ

(Can't find a track list, I bet one will sneak through!)

Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Ultra-redux!

Hell Yesssssss, check this out!

Recently discovered ultra rare tapes of 3 sets by the legendary Detroit super group. Pre the iconic 7" single release of City Slang and almost 40 years to the day. 2x Cds packed full including extra bonus material from their local haunt The Chances Are Club in Ann Arbor, housed in deluxe gatefold card sleeve with stunning artwork and full in depth liner notes by Geoff Ginsberg with previously unpublished photos in the substantial booklet. The Sonic's Rendezvous Band Box set had been one of the most successful on going catalogue pieces in the Easy Action catalogue. BIOG: Sonic's Rendezvous Band came from the ashes of four Michigan rock bands: Fred "Sonic" Smith, formerly of the MC5 Scott Morgan, formerly of the Rationals, a soul-influenced Detroit band of the 1960s, Gary Rasmussen, formerly of The Up, Scott Asheton, formerly of The Stooges. They remained virtually unknown, but their one and only single retained high interest among fans of Detroit rock. The band had had only enough money to mix one song, "City Slang", so it was pressed on both sides of the single. One side was labeled mono and one side stereo although both sides were identical. A badly recorded bootleg LP called Strikes Like Lightning was traded in the 1980s. Renewed interest in Scott Morgan, who was

 critically acclaimed in the 1980s with bands like Scots Pirates and the Scott Morgan Band who were largely successful only in the Midwest. SRB disciples, Sweden's Hellacopters recorded five Scott Morgan/ SRB compositions ("City Slang", "16 With a Bullet", "Downright Blue", "Heaven", "Slow Down [Take A Look]") which further popularized the group. Scott Morgan went on to record with the Hellacopter's Nicke Royale, releasing two Hydromatics albums as well as two soul albums by The Solution. The band has enjoyed renewed interest, along with mainstream critical acclaim in the music press, with the September 2006, release of a six-disc box set, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, by UK label Easy Action.The record was reviewed by Rolling Stone, October 19, 2006, by David Fricke, as one of "Fricke's Picks," saying of the band's 1978 single (included in the set), "City Slang" "5:15 of assault guitars, railroad drumming and Smith's determined-rebel call - has all you need to know why SRB were masters of their domain." That domain, as Fricke put it was "the Detroit Church of High Energy Rock," where Sonic's "holy rank" secured "forever." Said Fricke: "I just want as much of the best of this band as I can get, in good faith and quality. Right now, this is what I have. And I am playing it. Loud." Among other notable cuts in the set, Fricke, says, "a highlight is the sixteen-minute "American Boy," on which Smith plays a long, heated-raga solo on saxophone, evoking the MC5's earlier forays into the music of Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders." Fricke repeatedly cited Scott Morgan's influence, describing the two concert discs from 1975 and 1976 as having that "manic-white-Motown streak that Morgan in particular brought to SRB."

DISC 1-01 Succeed/02 (Slow Down) Take a Look Around/03 Hustlin'/04 Dangerous/05 Promised Land/06 Grand River Subway/07 Like a Rolling Stone/08 I Believe to My Soul/09 Mystically Yours/ 10 Soul Mover/11 Part Time Love/12 Electrophonic Tonic

DISC 2-01 Warm Up Jam/02 Heavy Makes You Happy/03 Space Age Blues/04 Do It Again/05 Hearts/06 Roberta/07 Chungo of the Asphalt Jungle/08 It's Alright/09 Hi Jackin Love/10 Cool Breeze