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".


1/2 Japanese
Someone I Care About

1st Of Five

The Pablums
Under My Gums

Fredrik Nilsen
Elbow And Marcella

Tom Recchion
Brak R People

The Yvonnes
I Walked With A Zombie

Paul Is Dead

The Square Haircutts
Affirmed By A Nose

The Fine Arts Dumpsters
Mr. Peanut Butter

Rick Potts
Ode To Archaeopteryx

Yoel At The Fab Mab

El Trio Primero
The Sleepwalking



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.

pinkie 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

Anonymous said...

the Yvonnes actually is a project fronted w/ Don Bolles of Germs-45 grve-vox pop and Craig Bag was also in it. Craig wrote most of the Bags songs and also played drums in catholic discipline, also did a great project the Bonheads you cant find anything on. Even live shows are insanely rare. Boneheads was deth surf rock that got noisey. Craig did a lot weird side projects that were amazing. Don also participated in a bunch of crazy punk to noize backing performance art in late 70's to now