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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Todd - "With Love...From Me To You" (Self Released) 1979


If you thought Gary Wilson's self-released effort was disturbingly creepy,then this collection by 'Todd', invisible to girls school outsider from the class of '79, is sickening. Like a charming sub-Dean Friedman (of Well,well,said the rocking Chair infamy), sixteen year old loner Todd whines about how much he could love the right girlie,loneliness and other acne fueled nonsense,while he tinkles on the ivories,backed by some actual chums;even though the drummer and the guitarist look like the same person. Apparently he sold/gave away copies of this at one of those end of year prom things that Americans have to humiliate the dumb and ugly kids.
How Terrible but good these shut in a cupboard since 1972 odes to love are,is besides the point anyway. Its probably got the best album cover artwork ever produced. If Yes had something like this on the cover of "Tales Of Topographic Oceans" instead of that Roger Dean crap, Punk Rock may never have happened. Just imagine a sixth form art portrait of Rick Wakeman in a sensible sweater, huge glasses and a perm,and tell me you wouldn't have bought it? The shear shitness of the contents would have become secondary?

Tracklist:

A1Alone
A2Love Lost
A3Can't Get Her Out Of My Mind
A4Before It's Too Late
A5Miracle Whip
B1Christ's Love Song
B2With Love... From Me To You
B3The First Time
B4The End Of The Rainbow
B5How Will I Make It On My Own?

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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Gary Wilson ‎– "You Think You Really Know Me" (Self Released) 1977

I was going down an Outsider Music route,but got distracted. Although some 'Outsider Music' hacks think of Sun Ra ,Captain Beefheart, and Syd Barrett as 'Outsider Music', which is utter bollocks.
Gary Wilson, now there's an Outsider(I mean just look at him?),probably a 25 year old virgin(by the sound of the lyrical content);he recorded this creepy funk/soul workout in his mother's cellar,self-released(or is that Self-reliefed?) and financed it it himself. This is the sound of sexual repression, more famously thrust down our throats by the almost as creepy Barry White;but even he never made such a weird perv-out as the unfathomable "6.4=make Out". I don't even wanna think what that could possibly mean?
The music is so slick,in that funky porno soundtrack kinda way,that you wouldn't be surprised to hear this in the top ten in 1977 sandwiched between 'God save the Queen' and Rod Stewart; and lyrically it sits very comfortably with the shit creepy teenage poetry that many a modern R&B dick'ead churns out today!
He's an unlikable lecherous nerd, the tunes are toe-curlingly bad,and worst of all, he means it! Thats why you should embrace this milestone of wrongness to your bosom.......ooo-er missus.


Tracklist

Another Time I Could Have Loved You
You Keep On Looking
6.4 = Make Out
When You Walk Into My Dreams
Loneliness
Cindy
You Were Too Good To Be True
Groovy Girls Make Love At The Beach
I Wanna Lose Control
You Think You Really Know Me
Chromium Bitch
And Then I Kissed Your Lips

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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Sun Ra ‎– "The Singles" (Evidence ‎– ECD 22164-2) 1996




Space definitely is the place if you wanna escape this fucked up planet,and there's no greater vehicle to leave Earth with than Sun Ra and his chums.
If you wanna be 'Hip' these days you gotta drop Sun Ra into your 'ain't i weird' public speaking convo's, sitting cosily alongside Captain Beefheart and Coltrane. Its coffee table royalty for the pretentious who slip a recently purchased copy of "Atlantis" on the stereo when expecting visitors.But that's better than taking drugs to be 'hip' I suppose.
A lesser discussed fact about Sun Ra, is his place at the head of the pantheon of DIY artists. No, DIY didn't start with the Desperate Bicycles, as Sun (can I call him Sun?),was doing it in the mid-fifties. Releasing bizarre Doo Wop, Lounge Jazz,and Fifties Pop singles on his own Saturn label,sometimes in incredibly shorts runs of 10 to 50. Therefore these singles are impossible to find except on this fabulous double CD.
Among the foggy Doo Wop and Christmas Singles,which have their own charm,there is inevitably some crazy stuff indeed. Who was Yochanon, The Sun man.....a total nutter? Then there's Lacy Gibson's "I'm Gonna Unmask the Batman",which is pretty out-there.Some Sun Ra classic's,notably "Love In Outer Space" with its wavering time signature,and the sing-a-long "Rocket # 9",which talks about leaving for Venus years before Europe did in "The Final Countdown"(admittedly a classic in its own right,but for different reasons).Although as Venus has a surface temperature of 400 degrees plus,has a runaway Greenhouse effect,and rains concentrated sulphuric acid;I don't recommend that anyone gets on Rocket # 9 for real.
There are even a few edited versions of Ra's later free synth finger moving avant jazz,and a seven inch version of Disco 3000.So the coffee table avant-gardists won't be disappointed; even though this would be the only Sun Ra record they ever play in private.


TRACKLIST:
Disc: 1
1. A Foggy Day - The Nu Sounds
2. Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie - The Cosmic Rays
3. Dreaming - The Cosmic Rays
4. Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie - The Cosmic Rays
5. Bye Bye - The Cosmic Rays
6. Somebody's In Love - The Cosmic Rays
7. Medicine For A Nightmare - Arkestra
8. Saturn - Arkestra
9. Supersonic Jazz - Arkestra
10. Happy New Year To You - The Qualities
11. It's Christmas Time - The Qualities
12. Muck Muck - Yochanan
13. Hot Skillet Mama - Yochanan
14. Great Balls Of Fire - Arkestra
15. Hours After - Arkestra
16. Teenager's Letter Of Promises - Juanita Rodgers
17. I'm So Glad You Love Me - Juanita Rodgers
18. The Sun One - Yochanan
19. The Sun Man Speaks - Yochanan(mp3 sample track)
20. The Sun Man Speaks - Yochanan
21. October - Sun Ra
22. Adventure In Space - Sun Ra
23. Message To Earthman - Yochanan
24. Message To Earthman - Yochanan & Sun Ra And Arkestra
25. State Street - Sun Ra
Disc: 2
1. The Blue Set - Sun Ra
2. Big City Blues - Sun Ra
3. Tell Her To Come On Home - Little Mack
4. I'm Making Believe - Little Mack
5. The Bridge - Sun Ra
6. Rocket # 9 - Sun Ra
7. Blues On Planet Mars - Sun Ra
8. Saturn Moon - Sun Ra
9. The Sky Is Crying - Lacy Gibson
10. She's My Baby - Lacy Gibson
11. I Am Gonna Unmask The Batman - Lacy Gibson
12. I Want An Easy Woman - Lacy Gibson
13. I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman - Sun Ra
14. The Perfect Man - Sun Ra
15. Journey To Saturn - Sun Ra
16. Enlightenment - Sun Ra
17. Love In Outer Space - Sun Ra
18. Mayan Temple - Sun Ra
19. Disco 2100 - Sun Ra
20. Sky Blues - Sun Ra
21. Rough House Blues - Sun Ra
22. Cosmo-Extensions - Sun Ra
23. Quest - Sun Ra
24. Outer Space Plateau - Sun Ra

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+The missing two tracks from disc one HERE!

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Monday, 6 July 2015

The Space Lady ‎– "Recorded Live In San Francisco" (Self-Released Cd-r) 1990


Well, How do you follow the uncategorisable 'Blind Man Who Walked Past The Supermarket'?
Hows about 'The Space Lady' who played space-age lounge music outside the supermarket?
If you want the genuinely 'Wierd' the only place to go is the domain of the 'Outsider' musician. Jandek, Moondog, Daniel Johnston, Wesley Willis, and now we have 'The Space lady'. A street Musician from san Francisco in the Moondog tradition, who wears a winged helmet not unlike Asterix the Gaul.
On this self-produced Cd-r,sold from her street pitch, we are treated to one woman/lady, cheapo electronic lounge covers of glam favourites like Radar Love and Ballroom Blitz; the best ever version of dull biker anthem "Born To Be Wild"; a David Lynchian version of "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night",and a previously impossible to imagine, dee-rocking of Brit'n'roll classic "Shakin' All Over". There are no taboo's as to who gets the Space-lady treatment,as Elvis gets a severe case of being put in his place too!
There are a handful of unfathomable original compositions too that further compound the relevance of Space Lady's application for Nutdale Funny Farm. This is why the lunatics should run the asylum.

Tracklist

1Humdinger
2From The Womb To The Tomb
3Slapback Boomerang
4Synthesize Me
5Major Tom
6Radar Love
7Born To Be Wild
8Ballroom Blitz
9All Shook Up
10Shakin' All Over
11Too Much To Dream
12Ghost Riders In The Sky
13Domine Libera Nos
14Fly Like An Eagle
15Puttin' On The Ritz
1620th Century Fox

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Blind Man Who Walked Past The Supermarket - "(More) Jolly Green Giant Corn (2nd Can)" (Year Zero Records YEAR032) 2015

Yes, a second volume of  stream of consciousness, deranged,  DIY improv, from Leicester, in and around the golden era of 1978-80.Heavily abused Trombones,clash with scraping contrabass, tortured saxophone,and Eraserhead organ. Ten untitled decompositions,that fans of the The Good Missionaries, The Door and the Window, and other willfully amateurish free improv should enjoy heartily. Could even be better than the first helping. ?

Tracks;

1-One Blind man (3:02)
2-Two Blind man (3:14)
3-Three Blind man (1:55)
4-Four Blind man (Keith!) (3:28)
5-Five Blind man (1:31)
6-Six Blind man (3:40)
7-Seven Blind man (4:30)
8- Eight Blind man (3:09)
9-Nine Blind man (5:52)
10-Ten Blind man (15:30)

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

THE BLIND MAN WHO WALKED PAST THE SUPERMARKET - "Jolly Green Giant Corn (The First Can Off The Shelf)" (Year Zero Records YEAR031) (1978/80) 2015


From the catacombs beneath the underground,and maybe even below that, we bring you the long lost sessions of Leicester DIY improv collective, The Blind man Who walked Past the Supermarket,who were active in the golden years of 1978 to 1980.
Digitally remastered from the original high quality Dixons ferric oxide master cassette,here is a rare chance to experience the madness from the bubbling cauldron of thee most creative period in British music.
Imagine The Alien Brains and The Door and the Window,merging with Sun Ra,Airway and The Residents, but drunk; then you'd be getting half way towards understanding the off kilter lunacy of this long buried sub-genius.
Just the stuff to encourage that person you hate to shout..."TURN THAT FUCKING SHIT OFF!"
The Blind Men in action
The Blind Man Who Walked Past The Supermarket
Personnel and instrumentation 1978-1980:

Phillip Allison - saxophone shouting, contents of the kitchen and shed, keyboards, prepared bass

Mark Warner - submerged trombone, more competent keyboards, tapes, electronics, contents of the etc, vocals and sneaky stage moves, prepared bass, mutilated keyboards

Gordon Nichols - airborne trombone, percussion, laughter, contents of the etc

Hoover Washing Machine - lead guitar, backing rhythms

Old Valve Radio - Radio Mars

Moot, Tony Pye(Lead Vocals*), Walid Marzouk - excessive drinking and occasional rude vocals

Track listing:

01 - Blind Man 01
02 - Blind Man 02
03 - Blind Man 03
04 - Blind Man 04
05 - Blind Man 05
06 - Blind Man 06
07 - Blind Man 07
08 - Blind Man 08
09 - Blind Man 09
10 - Blind Man 10
11 - Blind Man 11(Maria!)*
12 - Blind Man 12
13 - Blind Man 13

Ho Ho Hooooo!DOWNLOAD the first can of jolly green giant corn HERE!
in glorious 320k mp3 quality.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Prutsers - "Volume 2" (Year Zero records YEAR033) 2015

The long awaited second volume (On Year Zero records) from Rotterdam nutters, Prutsers. Jan, Henk and chums, making Oompah computer game musik filtered through the crustier ends of the Ralph Records repertoire.
For a more in-depth info, check out the text for Prutsers "Volume 1".(Year zero records YEAR016)

Track Listing:

1- No Title
2- Kinderhaat
3- Sperziebonen
4- Love in the old fashioned way
5- Buck Rogers
6- It's a small world
7- Tuh tuh tuh
8- Lay back in the arms of someone
9- Hakkie hakkie hakkie
10- Dat ik hieraan moet den
11- Down by the riverside
12- Een goed ontwikkelde
13- De chinese thee
14- Rabibok
15- Ppo Rap Song
16- Erschrecklich kalt
17- Heel mijn haar zit door mekaar
18- De Straatmuzikant
19- Hoi Hoi
20- Omtrent mijn nieuwe kapsel

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Leslie Singer ‎– "Confessions Of A Shit Addict" (Self-released ‎– GOF004) 1983


Its about time I started to lower the tone a few notches, and describe this harsh, scraping,feminist noise fest with a picture to replace my confused ramblings:


This isn't my advertisement by the way,and i'm not sure Leslie Singer would approve?
I also do not require any lady to shit on my chest!
Is this person saying anyone who has string attached to her 'poop' should remove these strings,or he ain't interested?

By the way, side B was left blank,and labelled,quite cleverly, 'Audience Participation Side'.

PS: Side A is exceedingly noisy

Tracklist:

Sadistic Gossip
A1Dead Poets Don't Shave Their Heads
A2Camus' Car Crash
A3My Calvins
A4Fassbinder Had A Good Designer
Mary Davis Kills Mary Davis Kills
A5Live At Ollie's In Oakland, CA On 7/22/83

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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Cybe ‎– "Cybonesië - Tropische Klankbeelden" (Self Released cassette cass. 003) 1985



You know what? I forgot to post the third and final Cybe cassette from one of the more dodgier periods of Rock'n'pop's golden era , 1985. One to rival 1974 for clueless awfulness,but still better than any year from 1989 to 2015.
You could be forgiven in thinking that Cybe had lost his mojo with his third cassette release. Its more or less an electronic version of Martin Denny's Exotica.  He's obviously been saving up his Gilders to buy one of those new fangled digital synths,and a sampler,to make this ethnically coloured trip into the space-age batchelor pad of the mid-eighties.
It falls into the trap of synths trying to be real instruments syndrome, or syn-drum(?); which is never recommended.
Still has a few hooky melodies floating around the Gamelan simulations and factory standard sitar samples(was this an Ensoniq Mirage by any chance?),but the drum machine seems to still be analogue;so it ain't all bad.
On the evidence of this, Cybe didn't do anymore tapes because he fucked off to Bali to hang with the natives?!


Tracklist:

A1De Oriënt-Swing
A2Chinatown
A3Krung Thep
A4Anklung
A5Yunnan
A6Elektro Gamelan
A7Eilanden
A8Little Arabië
A9Klokkenmars
B1Kupu Kupu, Kupu Kupu (Vlinders)
B2Tempel-Bellen
B3India

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Tom Ellard -"80's cheesecake" (Terse Tapes - Terse 17) 1982


Before any anoraks jump in, yeah this is the re-released CD-r version,which was an expanded version (beefed up with tracks from "Snappy Carrion" also from 1982) of the original tape,which I don't have.So there you have it.
Tom Ellard, from Severed Heads, did a solo minimal electronic tape shocker!? A jolly clever escapade,with a plethora of speech samples,on tape,backed up by lo-fi beats and minimal synths.Could have been made today instead of 33 years ago.

Tracklist

01Anthem 824:24
02Bullet2:44
03Mount2:15
04Eats2:41
05Word3:15
06Cross3:23
07Blame3:11
08Hold1:53
09Our Work For Love At Home5:21
10Power Circles In Paris3:09
11These Are The Words5:58
12Touch2:57
13Brain5:44
14Hair6:00
15The Louis Armstrong Story

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Courtiszan - "Meretrix" (ZH27 - 606) 1999

Two more prolific collaborators a-collaborating.
That's right, its Reynols guitar nutter, Anla Courtis,and Zan Hoffman, that grinning loony and one man cassette and Cd-r production line.
This single track is not unlike the noise emitted by a concrete mixer full of fire alarms,ringing telephones,various bells and steel bars,mixed in with some hardcore and coarse gravel.All accompanied by the random crunching of crisp bags (potato chips for our north american friends).
But then that's what one would expect from this unhinged duo,is it not?

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