I truly agonized over doing this, but after a drawn out meeting at work today, I was basically pink slipped. I cannot perform the duties of my job and they had to let me go. Really I'm surprised they put up with all the days off, and working from home as long as they did. But my doctors keep dicking me around and because it didn't happen at work and because I am basically an independant contractor hired at will and because of this that and a whole bunch of other things.....I have stooped to where I said I would never go and stuck a damn donation button up here (actually it's down there...by the links). Now, first off, nobody who comes to this site owes me a damn thing. I do this because I love doing it as I said the other day, and I have no intention of stopping (if fact looks like I'm gonna have a bunch more free time, yippee, too bad over half is spent in pain). I put it here because if you have an extra dime or quarter at the end of the week, maybe you could drop it in my (hypothetical) change jar. I know times are tough, if these were salad days it wouldn't hurt so much to ask and I probably wouldn't be in this situation in the first place. So I hope know one considers me a whore for doing this. I spoke to several friends who come here often about it and I got proverbial thumbs up from them, but of course they know my situation in more concrete terms then most people. I just don't want anyone to think I am trying to finace a new summer home by doing this. Just trying anything to keep the one I'm renting now. And if you feel I'm asking too much, I sympathise and realise that some of you may be in the same position as myself. (maybe some of you could go click my ads on my other blog, that always helps too). But I do promise as soon as this ordeal is over with (and it better be soon dammit) I will remove that thing and if any of you ever in the same dire straits I'm in at this time, I will return the favor.
Also, lastly, I have decided to sell quite a few of my CDs tapes and records. If anyone would be interested drop me an email and I will send you a list of some cool stuff for cheap!
Thanks for reading and now on to the music (and there is a bunch today)!!!!
Didn't do much research on this one but it's good hard rock. Recorded circa '71 and released on Rockadelic in '94 (and that already sells for some bucks). Killer hard rock from Stone Garden by request.
Another cool hard rock LP from the Juan de la Cruz band.A heavy Filpino band this one is their second and according to their site the title translates to Our Music. This one was one of my favorites of theirs (all are worth a listen).
And for Aveek and anyone else who had a problem with track 5 here it is:
Requested in the comments and I just happened to have it handy. This the the self titled LP from Hardwater, from 1968. In a layed back West Coast style and produced by this dude some of you may have heard of named David Axelrod the band featured ex-members of the Astronauts (the surf band!@!!) but sounds nothing like them. Nice psych from this midwestern band.
And yet another request. Someone asked for some more Budgie(is this turning into a hard rock blog or what?!?!?). From 1974 here's the In For the Kill LP it has the original version of Crash Course in Brain Surgery (covered by that Metallica crew) and the title track smokes. Some lighter fare slows this one down bit (literally and figurativly) but still a good one and the rockin' stuff smokes.
And another that got more than a couple votes on my impromptu poll the other day. Here's Cubby Coda and the Brownsville Station with Yeah! from I believe '73. This one is a mixed bag going from hard rockers to R&B flavored stompers (B.S> were never really mellow) Saw these guys way past their hitmaking days in a small bar playing for about 30 people and they put on a show like they were headlining Madison Square Garden for 30,000. Cub was rock N Roll. Cub lived it and loved it, wrote about it, ate it drank it and smoked it.
We need more guys like the Cubmaster.He's probably doing a solo on top of the pearly gates as I write this.
Well, looks like we've got the back cover too.
And by popular demand the NWOBHM continues. This one I leave to the jury (you guys). It's Thunderstick's debut EP Feel Like Rock N Roll from '83. Thunderstick was in the Bruce Bruce version of Samson as well as an early incarnation of Iron Maidenbut this is abit lighter fare than most NWOBHM. For one thing the singer is female (which if you've ever heard Holy Moses doesn't necessarily mean a thing) but this is more hard rock than outright metal. But the songs are well crafted, the guitars are cranked up and it really does rock. I had this when it first came out and who knows where it ended up, but I inquired with Kit to see if he may have it, he didn't (he did some send some great goodies though see below!!)but hooked me up with some info, which I used to check with some folks I trade with and one of them came through! Memories, like the pages of my mind........
My cover disappeared but here is the Terry Knight and the Pack LP with Don & Mark from Grand Funk. Detroit soul rock from '66!!
And now from Bigfoot Kit here are some more goodies including the Billion $ Babies set!!!
Billion Dollar Babies "Complete Battle Axe"
CD1 (Original Album) http://rapidshare.com/files/8559233/BDB-Battle_Axe__Disc_1_.rar
CD2 (Original Demos) http://rapidshare.com/files/8564253/BDB-Battle_Axe__Disc_2_.rar
CD3 (1stLive Show - Flint Michigan 1977) http://rapidshare.com/files/8571682/BDB-Battle_Axe__Disc_3_.rar
CRACK THE SKY - The End (1983)
JOHN PALUMBO - Blowing Up Detroit (1984)
Thanks again Kit, I appreciate it!!!
And thanks to all who have been hangin' out and helpin' out over the course of the last 10 months (give or take a few days). Couldn't have done it without ya!! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that stuff. I'll be back soon with many more goodies.