Thursday, 10 September 2015

Various Artists ‎– "Blub Krad" (Los Angeles Free Music Society ‎– LAFMS 7) 1978




Blub Krad  sounded like a great name for a compilation,until I realised it was Dark Bulb backwards!
A shadier cousin to the LAFMS Lightbulb  magazine , it begins with the classic outsider punk of Half Japanese,or maybe 'Free Punk' would be a more accurate pigeon hole for this joyous noise.("The only chord I know is the one that goes from the guitar to the amp!"-Jad Fair).
It gets weirder from there with a succession of lawless musical rioting,punctuated by bizarre islands of  parody.
My personal favourite track is "I Walked With A Zombie" by The Yvonnes, a bizarre chimps tea party of competent incompetence where the chimps are given instruments instead of teapots and bananas. A kind of American "Weird Noise EP".


Tracklist

A1
1/2 Japanese
Someone I Care About

A2
Vetza
1st Of Five

A3
The Pablums
Under My Gums

A4
Fredrik Nilsen
Elbow And Marcella

A5
Tom Recchion
Brak R People

A6
The Yvonnes
I Walked With A Zombie

B1
Paul Is Dead
Crazy

B2
The Square Haircutts
Affirmed By A Nose

B3
The Fine Arts Dumpsters
Mr. Peanut Butter

B4
Rick Potts
Ode To Archaeopteryx

B5
Yoel
Yoel At The Fab Mab

B6
El Trio Primero
The Sleepwalking


!EREH TI DAOLNWOD 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess you would call "I Walked With A Zombie" a Roky Erickson cover. Although this here version has a lot more (more or less garbled) lyrics. Roky never gets beyond "I walked with a zombie, last night".

Bruce the Moose

Anonymous said...

The Yvonnes is an absolutely cracking name fo0r a band.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yeah it is rather good, not quite on a par with 'The Bathroom Renovations', but getting there.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yeah it is rather good, not quite on a par with 'The Bathroom Renovations', but getting there.

pinkpressthreat said...

Lookig fwd to hearing this one - cheers Johnny

Exeter said...

I first heard reference to this litle record on KRAB-FM 107.7 about 1980.
the Half japanese track was played on "Life Elsewhere" on
www.Krab.fm