Monday, December 31, 2007

One last quickie for 2007, then it's a new year!!

Well the last post of this turbulent year is a great hard rock album from 1972. I'm sure anyone reading this blog is familiar with these guys and if by chance you aren't, here's the perfect oppurtunity to do so.

Note: I have been extremely out of the loop of the internet for the past couple months so, hopefully this hasn't been posted elsewhere. If so, I'll gloat about my grand rip at 320K.

This was ripped and uploaded basically to make sure I had everything tweeked right on this new computer. I will be back in a couple days with a bigger and better post.

In the meantime I'd like to wish all a happy new year and myself a better one than last year!!

You can't Enjoy bercause it's been trolled by some twat. sorry, !

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I think I'm back?!?!?!?!?

Watch here for a post really soon.........

Thanks to all the well-wishers who have stuck around over this past year of trials and tribulations. I decided to go ahead and get a computer instead of trying to fix the old one, and so after some heavy shopping, i picked out yety another Dell (I guess I'll never learn). Anyways, I am sitting here trying to learn this bullshit Vista and digging through my discs of programs to find my ripping software and other stuff I need to run this blog (poorly at best). It'll be a couple more days as i try, mostly in vain, to recover lost passwords and other such stuff.........

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Just droppin' in.....

Sorry, still no new computer yet. But I wanted to drop by and wish everyone a merry Christmas
or happy holidays or whatever you celebrate (or don't celebrate) for that matter.

Hopefully things will get better soon and I can get back to some sort of posting real soon.

Thanks everyone for your patience and not giving up on me yet!!


Monday, December 03, 2007

A couple new ones from BFK! Thanks!

My plight is ongoing, but thanks to Bigfoot Kit, here are a couple groovy LPs to help keep you happy in the cold winter. I am slowly trying to get it back together, but I am trying to find a semi-reasonable place to try and recover my hard drive which had not only 35 gigs of rarities and cool shit, but also all my passwords and stuff. And please don't tell me I'm stupid for storing them on my drive. I already know that!! Back soon (hopefully)!!

Cat Mother - Last Chance Dance (1973)

NANTUCKET - Long Way To The Top (1980)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Well, just when I thought everything was okay.......

I went and fried my harddrive. I would say what the fuck else could happen, but I might get shown by some higher power. So again, until I can scrape the funds together to get a new PC or hard drive, we again will be having technical difficulties until further notice.

If anyone would like to contribute albums to the site in the meantime, please reply and I will post them here as I get a bit of access to the computer at work. At least this space won't go to waste.

I should have a new drive or PC by the middle of December so everyone please keep in touch.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Hit a few more bumps, but I think I have my shit together

Let's hope so anyway. It took long enough!!

Back to the tuneage.

Up first in a line of stuff that will hopefully please many of you, is yet another in a line of albums by the UK prog-rock band Babe Ruth. This is Kid's Stuff, from 1976 and while not as strong as their early albums like First Base, still manages not to disappoint completely. Shorter songs, more pop direction and a general lack of adventure dogs this one a bit, but this band had talent and they maintained it until the end.

And yet another in a long line of IF lps I've posted over the last year or so. This one is 1975's Tea Break Over...Back On Your "Eads. If you enjoyed the recently posted "Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces" then this one won't disappoint.
This album from 1970 is one of my new favorites. Created by one Sixto Rodriguez, a man with a huge myth, who was extremely popular outside the U.S. (Australia for one) this album was a kiss off of sorts to a girl. Consider the era it was released in as you listen and you'll have no trouble figuring out why an album with this kind of sentiment wasn't doing big business at the retail counter. Love, peace and harmony are just the tip of what you AREN'T going to find in these grooves.
What you will find however is some very good rock, often hard rock with some biting lyrics and some very good songs. Give it a try!!
And finally for today, When the Raven Has Come to the Earth, a 1971 LP by the mysterious Strawberry Path. I gotta say it is one of the most visually unstimulating album covers I've had the pleasure of laying my corneas on. But this is a great smoking Japanese hard rock band with a singer who mildly resembles Tony Ashton, a keyboardist who ripped a page out of the Jon Lord playbook and a guitarist who hits on any number of early 70s rock axeslingers but still manages to make it sound fresh and yes, the man rips mightily song after song. Great fuzzed out rhythms and sharp stinging lead work are top shelf. Overall very good blues based early 70s hard rock with some mild prog touches.
And there is more to come, and now that I have things a bit more under control I will do my best to update more regularly (for awhile at least--until the roadblock appears!!). And keep the requests comin'. I'll see what I can do.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I moved and hopefully everything will get back to normal

I had to get out of the house I was living in as everything went wrong. The furnace when kapoot, the roof sprung a major leak and the water main broke. Shit happens I suppose. I finally (just an hour or so ago) got my internet back so I will be uploading some new stuff very soon. For the folks who ordered albums from me, I apologize for the delay and will get them all mailed out as soon as I can (next few days) and thanks for your patience. A few have already been mailed.

Here's a couple leftovers from that megapost I made a few weeks ago that I forgot to post.

TRAIN - Costumed Cuties (U.S. hard psych from 1970)

WICKED LADY - Blow Your Mind (amazing hard stuff circa '72)

MOre coming soon, and thanks to all who are still checking the site out after such a lengthy delay.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Been a long time since I rock'n'rolled.........

......been a long time since I made a friggin' post, too!! Well let me get back, let me get back, etc. etc...

Actually let me make up up to ya'll. Here's a bunch o' shit. Some reposts, some new shit.

Time is nonexistent at the moment so off we go. Again, I haven't been visiting too many blogs as of late, so if what I throw up here is elsewhere, accept the apologies in advance.
Also have a new track 10 for the Missouri Dirt album I posted recently. Hope this one works.

BOSTON TEA PARTY - same (1968, psych, 160k)

GARY MOORE & SKID ROW - 1st LP (1969)

WILDFIRE - Smokin' (1972)

AGITATION FREE - the 2nd Album (1969?)

BANCHEE - same (1969)

BLACKWOOD APOLOGY - House of Leather (1969)

MAHOGANY RUSH - Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

GUN - 1st LP (1969)

HEAVY BALLOON - 32,000 Pounds



SUDDEN DEATH - Suddenly (1972, US heavy psych-hard rock)

TAMAN SHUD - Evolution (1969 Austrailian psych)

AND FINALLY............

Track 10 of Missouri Dirt

Now hopefully I've taken care of a few folks out there. I'll try to get some more stuff up real soon. And if your request isn't here this time, I will try to get it in next time.



Thursday, August 02, 2007

A quick note:

Update coming this weekend. WELL THAT WAS AN OUTRIGHT LIE, WASN'T IT? Soon I promise!

Just a note, if you want responses to your comments, please submit your comment on the newest post (i.e.--this one!!) not posts from eternities ago. When you respond to them I have to try to search out the comment and that takes way too much time (blogger doesn't tell me which post you respond to).

So from this point onward, I will publish all comments, but I will not search for them. If you want a reply, top level post comments will get them.

For the person who asked for the Atlantis repost I cannot post those albums as I have had requests from a band member not to post any of their material.

See you all soon!


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

All over the place this time out

A new batch of goodies for ya'll. Baked fresh and just out of the oven for your consumption. Hope they taste good.

I goofed and lost my rapidshare account for a month, but all the links that are still active will remain so if I can get 10,000 points before August 18th (so download like a mutha if you like rapidshare).

The majority of the depositfiles are still active and so are the megaupload links from Nov 2006 to present. So there are still goodies to be found here, if you dig deeply. Until August 18th (or until 10,000 points whichever comes first) I have to use megaupload again.

I haven't had a whole lot of time lately to visit all the great blogs out there so if these are posted elsewhere I apologise, but I did do my own work here, I didn't leech anyone's links or anything underhanded like that.

And away we go:

This diverse batch of goodies starts off with some sunshine pop (or pop-syke if you please). This is Truck's Surprise Surprise. It's Malaysian psych and really was a surprise! Released in 1969, the major influence here would have to the Beatles hands down. So if you haven't gotten enough John Paul George and Ringo to get your fill lately, give this a try.

Absolutely beautiful artwork adorns this Italian hard psych release from Italy. This is I Raminghi's 1973 release Il Lungo Cammino Dei Raminghi. I love this and you will too (possibly).

A tiny blurb to go with this tiny artwork. The Japan psych has been popular so here is yet another. Good hard psych from Brush with their sole LP from 1971. The leader of this band moved on to Flied Egg after this. The LP has been reissued by Shadocks but it's vinyl only.

And for you fans of the U.S. stuff, here's some southern rock with the privately pressed It's For You from the band Missouri Dirt. Released in 1977 on the Illmo label, this one is hard to find.

NOTE: The track "Missouri Dirt" is screwed up. I got it that way. If I can figure out who I got it from and get a replacement I will repost it. Sorry, but the album is still worth grabbing!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

No not another excuse!

Nah, not me. I'm just taking it easy during these hot summer months. The heat is brutal on us big bored goofballs. I promise---I am getting a post ready to unleash on you all late tonight or early tomorrow.

But I wanted to share with you a very cool site you should all check out A.S.A.P. if you don't already know about it. It has some great stuff, it's mostly AOR like the Erik the Viking stuff from awhile ago, but really good AOR. And there's quite a bit of obscure psych, prog and metal there too.

The blog is called Robots For Ronnie and the address is:

The owner sent me a invite in the comments and I finally got over there and went absolutely bonkers at the great stuff he's got going there.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

First up today, here is Dickens' Royal Incarnation from 1971. Cool proggy psych with nice fuzzy guitars and above average song structures. Good stuff, sorry bout the fuzzy picture, maybe the guitarist got ahold of it!!

Since I posted their first album some time ago, I thought I'd drop the 2nd on you finally. This is Fraternity of Man's Get it On. This band featured Elliot Ingbar who was better known as Winged Eel Fingerling when he played for Captain Beefheart and also was one of the guitarists on Frank Zappa's Freak Out LP. This album has it's Freak Out's too and it pretty cool psych.

And lastly a proggy rock LP from UK band Wally. Released in 1974 it was produced by none other than Yes-Man Rick Wakeman. It's pretty cool stuff.

Here's some stuff I'm selling on ebay. If you are interested drop me an email.
If you'd prefer you buy it directly from me with paypal and get the same guarantee as if you bought it from ebay. I opened a store on there so new stuff will be apearing daily.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

News and music...........

I finally started that new blog I have been threatening to start to post news and views on the state of the world. If my posts on the subject earlier were of any interest to you, I would like to invite any and all of you to check it out and anyone is welcome to contribute to that blog. My email address is there so drop me a line if you have any worthwhile news, anecdotes or , hell, anything. If you can find it in your hearts (as you've all been so nice and done in the past) , click on an ad or two while you are there. And I am working to get a few affiliates signed up (nothing so far) but I will be adding them as time allows. No corporate whores like amazon, just some mom and pop businesses looking to survive like you and I.

As I said before, with it being summertime, music posts are probably going be slow, but I will continue to to add stuff as time allows (for those who don't know, an average post of 4 albums takes around 3 to 4 hours start to finish). I am working on one for tonight. And here it is.........

First up, and probably the most well known of all I am going to post tonight is Sky Saxon and his merry band of acidheads with their 1967 LP Future. I found covers for this but apparently it was only released in conjunction with another LP, but I stuck them in their anyway. Maybe the other album will turn up sometime soon, but I don't have it at this time.

The Unspoken Word is another in my line of cool West Coast psych I have been posting. This one was released in 1968.

A mega rarity here from Brazil. This is Bango's self titled release from 1971. Acid soaked psych with fuzz guitars and heavy tunes.

Some softer sounds from 1969. Mortimer were a psych folk group that released this one album on Philips. Good stuff to wind down a hectic day.

And finally for this fine summer eve is the self titled LP from Mike Pinera and Blues Image. Not as good as Open and nothing as significant as "Ride Captain Ride" on this one, but not too bad either. Mike would soon be heading to Iron Butterfly for one interesting album called Metamorphosis after one more (way more challenging) album with these guys.

That's all for tonight!! Back soon!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Stop me before I rant again!!!!!!!

One or two more tiny rants before I get back to posting some cool obscure out of print music that I hope & pray CBS-Sony doesn't object too.
I was thinking about all this copyright this and copyright that bullshit I've been reading from several sources, and all of a sudden a big question popped into my head.....
Where the fuck are my rights? I guess I better buy a good pair of headphones because if Cary and his henchmen get their way, I might get sued for sharing sound waves of their precious bands. I am getting downright sick and fucking tired of everyone else's rights getting in the way of my rights as a consumer.
In a lot of ways this coincides with the post I made not too long ago about people getting alert and waking up to what is going down around them.
Back to the point----where can I find what rights I do have as a buyer of music (and movies as well) in the good old USSA. When I was twelve I bought a record album of Black Sabbath's Sabotage. When I was fourteen I bought the cassette, and a few years back I bought the damn CD. Now is it illegal for me to download the MP3's since I now have supposedly have some rights of ownership? Or can my 1995 burp and fart car be confiscated for doing so? Can I let my friends hear it legally? Will radio soon be only playing snippets of songs so no one can tape them of the airwaves? God forbid!!! Will the libraries soon only be able to loan out promo snippet copies of CDs and DVDs with constant 800 numbers flashing across the screen asking me to narc on the offending source of obtainment?
Does anyone know what my rights are and/or where I can find them? Or don't I have any other than being able to play my copy of my recording I purchased in a dark room by myself.

And to switch gears slightly and retouch on a oft-mentioned topic:

And to hit slightly on a related topic----It takes me back to the 80s when the RIAA was screaming foul at the makers of blank cassettes and boohooing that it would "kill the music". It didn't.
And here is a newsflash RIAA and henchmen. Bloggers aren't going to kill the music either and as long as MTV Cribs and all the other various TV tabloids are showing us the various houses of the stars (usually huge mansions with 8-10 cars parked outside) and all their flamboyant lifestyle choices, you aren't going to find many people sympathizing with you. Yes, again, I am a sensible person and I realize not all bands and artists are rich like that. But I can read, and I see the sales figures in billboard magazine and if the artists and performers aren't doing too well, it's probably got something to do with the life-draining contracts you've nailed them to, not the file swappers, and you just need a scapegoat.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Last word on a silly subject.......

I have gone here before so I am not gonna go haywire on the subject. Emails are pouring on both sides (as usual) and comments are being made so here is the deal........

First let it be said I have made notice in the past, and it holds for the future, that if anything I post here on this blog goes against anyone's wishes, please let me know and I will take it down immediately. I do not wish to infringe upon anyone's rights, weather they seem ridiculous or not.

I used to get email notifications instantly when someone responded to my posts, and for some reason blogger stopped sending them. I though no one was responding to what I was posting. No big deal, I just figuredno one had anything to say. Maybe I turned something off somewhere, I do not know, but for whatever reason, they are not going to my email.

On a whim I happened to go into blogger "dashboard" and found some 30 odd comments that needed moderation. Among them 2 requesting I remove an album I posted. One was a decent request to remove the said album, the second, a more venomous note with an implied warning or threat (perception in the eye of the beholder, may or may not be true).

Now, that being said, I have had folks ask that I remove albums before, and usually I get a decent email from either a band member or an associate of the band with a request to remove said item(s). I have always compiled as soon as humanly possible to these requests and never made a big deal about it, because it is the band's music and if they don't want people grabbing it to check out that is their business. I am at least of average intelligence and I knew the risks when I went into to blogging. I try my best to only post out of print stuff, and yes I know out of print doesn't mean it has no copyright. And I am very familiar with all the good work one Salvador Bono did to make those copyrights laws absolutely absurd.

But this has gotten way out of control. After my explanation of the reason why I did not comply to this person's request to remove said files immediately, that seems not to be good enough. Someone feels I need a lesson of facts I already know, and since they are being sent anonymously I cannot tell if these are associated with the person sending the original request to remove said files, if some rouge holier than thou is back in business, or what the hell is going on. Whatever it is, the file is gone forever, the band will never ever be mentioned in this blog again, and it is done and over with on my end. I have apologized three times now, and I will apologize no more. I fucked up, get over it. Gonna try to get money outta me? Get in line, my friend!

As far as a record label suing me goes---let me fill you in on my sordid details in case you haven't already heard me complaining in the past.

I am a 40 year old guy who works at a gas station. A clerk for christsakes. I am below poverty level's poverty level and I owe everyone and their brother at least a dollar. I couldn't borrow a quarter with 2 as collateral. My next three paychecks are spent already, friends! I ain't got nothing but an ever shrinking record collection that is slowly ending up at record stores/on ebay and this here computer (an eight year old Dell Dimension desktop) that is the one guilty pleasure I get out of life. And my internet gets shut off from time to time, they are one of the many that have to wait from time to time too. My back is completely fucked up, but I can't afford to take off work to go to the doctor, I support two kids that live with me and I drive a 1995 lawnmower on wheels with 123,000 miles on it . When it idles you could make milkshakes on the dashboard.

Yep--a perfect target for the RIAA. Come get me. As I said in my response to whoever in the comments--3 hots and cot ain't lookin' too fuckin' bad right now.

Now, please, this is over on my end. And if what I have done (complied with your request) isn't good enough for you, I am at a loss. And if this is some rouge piggy-backing you, then also know that will stop too, because any further comments pertaining to this will be deleted.

Again, longwinded as usual, I hope I made my point. I am still going to try to maintain this blog, but as it's summer and I am trying to get a second job to cover the first one, posts may be sporatic. But it ain't gonna be a fucking soap opera. I already live one. This is supposed to be my escape from that.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Time for a new batch

Stuff mostly in a psych vein today, because that's where my head's been lately, listening to some mind expanding trippy sixties (and early 70's) vibrations. But as always a few surprises thrown in to hopefully give everyone a bit of enjoyment. First up for today is some psychy hard rock from the Floating Bridge. This Seattle, Washington band's only LP, released on Vault in 1969, is mainly good fuzzed out hard originals, and then two kinda Deadish jam cover tunes done as instrumentals. Although I could do without the cover tunes, the rest of the album is highly recommended.

I've probably said it before, but most of the so called Christian psych I hear sounds more like folk music to me, not that there's anything wrong with that, but when the word psych is thrown in, I wanna hear psych for Christian sake. That problem is not an issue here, however. This one, the Last Call of Shiloh, from 1969 ranks up there with People, Moonrakers and All Saved Freak Band on my list of dyed in the tye, hippie psych Jesus rock. Nice stuff with some good guitar licks and although the lyrics overbear a bit, it's some gosh darn good listenin'.

Here's an interesting rock album I picked up a few years ago based on cover (always a 50/50 chance of something good coming from it) and what I got turned out to an album with a bit of history. I'll share what I found out from an unknown (forgotten) site on the web:

Produced by Peter Schekeryk; Engineered by Eddie Kramer & Bruce Staple. Recorded at the Electric Lady Studios, NYC, NY in 1972. Is alleged to features Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on backing vocals, BUT this has not been substantiated. Five dollar Shoes was: Gregg Diamond (drums, percussion, vocals), Tom Graves (keyboards, vocals), Jim Gregory (bass, vocals), Mike Millius (harmonica, vocals), and Scott Woody (guitar, vocals). As for the music, it's kinda "Allman Bros. Meets New York Dolls with a touch of Pink Floyd" early 70's rock.

R. Meltzer compared them to the VU with a west coast vibe on the title track, Hackamore Brick's LP from '70 called One Kiss Leads To Another. Very cool stuff.

Saw this on a want list from 60/70 rock and hopefully he'll catch this one. This is a very early shred album from either '81 or '83 from a band called Meat Phredd. It was recorded in Columbus, Ohio and I could kick my own ass, because I sold mine a year and half ago for 5 bucks and it gets 150+ on ebay!!!! This one is a vinyl rip from that said LP and is unfortunetly divided into side one and side two mp3s with no song titles listed. Being that it is instrumental guitar music, I guess the song titles really don't matter, but they can be found on the net if one were to look a bit. Recommended if you are into the Joe Satriani Steve Vai type wanking, otherwise you may wanna avoid.

I just found this the other day in a bargain bin at a local CD store!! 3 bucks for this one. Turned out to be some really cool hard proggy stuff. I haven't really done much digging on the band (again, check the 'net, there's probably more info on it) but I'm guessing from the dates on the CD it comes from 1975 originally.
Anywho, it's Brainstorm with their LP Last Smile.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Here's a few finally.......

More Detroit rock and roll. Dick Wagner led the Frost, and it's hard rock with maybe a slight RnB tinge. Dick as many of you know went on to play with Alice Cooper supplying tasty licks to some of Alice's post Cooper band LPs . This is Frost Music from 1969, originally released on Vanguard in the states.

This one I uploaded as a favor to a friend, and decided to include it here if anyone would like to check it out. In the late 60's Marshall Chess was trying to hop on trends, since his roster of 50's blues and RnB clients were considered passe and behind the times, he decided to pair them up with hip and happening new sounds (i.e: Chuck Berry with the Steve Miller band) and see if he couldn't score some action with it. This is Muddy's result. The gatefold LP's inner sleeve showing a picture of Muddy with a process hairdo and a long flowing robe says it all. He tried the same thing with Howlin' Wolf (the title was: Howlin' Wolf Does Not Like This Album.....) with mixed results. But Muddy's LP was actually pretty cool. He covers the Stones (logical choice bandwise since they were disciples of his, but song choice a bit iffy) and retooled some of his classics to "fit the times". A mixed bag, but one that is never boring.

Another LP from '69, this time some Canadian psych from the Rabble with their LP "Give Us Back Elaine"

And finally, some more mainstream rock, this being Brandywine's Aged LP from 1970. A few hard rock tunes intertwine with more mainstream rock sounds. Never bubblegummy or sappy, just nice AOR for the times and well worth checking out. I will admit I'd never heard this U.S. band until a couple weeks ago and was pleasently surprised.

Hopefully I get a few more up tonight. Been working way too much and finally got a couple days off.


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Return to the Tune Age

Well, thanks everyone for your understanding and respect (at least most of you anyways) while I went off on a tangent. My apologies for taking so long to get back to the music, but here is some stuff for ya. Not a huge amount of stuff, but some stuff, nonetheless. For starters, here is Stan Webb & Chicken Shack's 1973 LP Unlucky Boy.

And next up the only Nutz LP I haven't yet posted. This is their Live One from '77. Very cool stuff too!

Jim Dandy & the boys are still slogging it out after all these years and here is an album of their's that fell through the cracks. I don't much about it, because most people don't seem to care much about these guys anymore. They can still rock and this album from 2001 that is extrememly hard to find proves it.

And finally a very nice psych LP from 1969. This is the Paper Garden's sole LP, released on the Musicor label which jumped on the psych bandwagon too late to matter (this and Rebbeca & the Sunnybrook Farmers where the extent of it, I believe). But this one is highly sought after and routinely goes for 80 dollars plus. And it's probably worth it too.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hi again,

I hope I didn't scare everyone away with my previous post. I just felt I should say something about the state of things as I am perceiving them. I am going to get a music post up in the next day or so but I have been so wrapped up in current world events and amazed at how blind so many people seem to be to it or just don't seem to care.

I have decided to continue any posts on subjects not music related on a separate blog so those that seem to happy with the state of the world will not be offended by my remarks.

Eventually, when I gather my thoughts together I will start that blog, so check my profile and it will pop up sometime soon.


Friday, May 18, 2007

One of those "every once in a while" rants......

For those of you who just hang around for the music, I just posted a few new ones so go on below and grab 'em.

I am not gonna go off on deleter assholes or anything like that, I've just been reading a lot stuff the past few days that has gotten me to thinking about the state of the world and the absolute mess we are in.

What terrifies me most is that things are getting worse daily, weekly and monthly and no one seems to want to stop any of it. Where are all the people crying out about the injustices in the world. Have we all become sheep? Why does everyone seem to be willing to let the government take our lives over and not let out a whimper.

Watch the following and see if it doesn't unnerve you a bit. It is a parody of sorts but it is a chilling prediction of things to come. And if you think it can't happen here, listen to the Frank Zappa song with that title or any number of his early Mothers songs and see he was a bit more prophetic than he seemed 15 or 20 years ago.

What scares me is how the world is getting scarfed up at an alarming rate by a few individual companies whose main objective seems to be to rule this world. There used to be laws to keep this sort of thing from happening. Now all of these DMRC and IPPA laws are being legislated as a smoke screen to keep the agencies that should be watchdogging multi-national corporations busy watchdogging internet file sharers and people using pirated software. Don't worry about our country becoming the Fourth Reich, the Social Republic of WalMart, or the Eisner States of America, for Christ sake Johnny is downloading the new Madonna single. Never mind the fact Johnny can't afford that CD because he already works for us for subhuman slave wages, never mind the fact that record companies phased out real singles 15 years because no one was buying the rest of her horrid fucking album, and never mind that he can go to any library in America and "borrow" and rip the damn file in the privacy of his own home. He is on "our" internet and now he must pay dearly. Prison for Christsakes, or a portion of his subhuman slave wage check for the rest of his life here on "our" earth.

Move out the mass murderers, move out the child rapists, move out the terrorists, because we need prison space for internet pirates.

What is next folks? When two or three major companies own 90% of the world who do you think is going to make the decisions? Nobodies like you and me or the 5 major shareholders of WalMart whose combined salaries beat the combined total of everyone who works for them? And don't forget they are the world's biggest employer. What does that tell you? And stop and think as you buy that 4 pack of shit tickets for 79 cents less than the mom and pop store (if you are lucky enough to still have those, if not they were the guys down the street that actually cared to get to know you and your family) that is just a few dollars away from sticking that huge red going out of business sign in their front window, am I somehow partly responsible for killing the dream? Remember when the middle class ruled? Remember when you were a kid and your dad who worked for General Motors made a house payment, a car payment, payed all the other bills and still had enough left over to take you to the ballgame or maybe enough time to hang out and play ball in the front yard because he didn't have to work 3 jobs to survive under the conditions WE have sat back and let happen. Remember when moms could stay home and care for your needs? Could this be a direct cause of why our world has become so impersonal and cold, because mom has to work and cannot nurture the children into loving caring human beings. Why does a house that sold for 10,000 dollars in the 60's now sell for 100,000? Why does a car that sold for 2400 in the 60s now cost 25,000? Does the guy that made 3.00 an hour in the sixties actually make 30.00 an hour now? For the most part I doubt it. But I do know that CEO that made 25,000 a year in the 60s probably makes 2,000,000 (or more) now. Does that tell you anything about why prices are so high? It should. I could go on and on about this, and reasons why everyone should stop this madness and start caring about human beings once more. Start making a differnece in people's lives and quit worrying about weather their paycheck is 3 billion or 4 billion this year. Start paying people a decent wage so that crime and alcoholism rates go down. Stop profiting off the misery of others and start showing some compasion before it's too late. To lift a passage from FZ the prophet again, if there is a hell, it surely waits for these multi death corporations, oil barrons, politicians who cater to big business and not the needs of it's people, slave labor cartels, record companies who profit from their own consumers who can't afford to buy everything they push like dope, and heaven, if it exists will be an empty paradise where the tired and downtrodden have the last laugh. Or maybe what we exist in now is that hell we have to deal with for eternities to come.

All I'm trying to say it, get educated if you aren't already. Dig around, seek the truth. It's out there, you just have to sniff it out. It's buried behind all the yellow smiley faces, it's buried behind the Snow White and Mickey Mouse costumes, it lurks underneath every shining facade "they" can try "their" best to mask it with. Look around and you may be surprised to see that once you find it in the deep recesses "they" try to hide, it's right out there in the open for all to see. You just missed it the first time around. Maybe we all just need to pay more attention.

Here are some places to start: (if you read nothing else read this!!!)

And no I don't agree with all Moore's viewpoints (I am a moderate, and also I think he is a hypocrite to some extent) so as I mentioned above don't let one huge "Corporation" have the last word:

And do your own searches! There is so much information that SHOULD scare and shock you. Even if you are lucky enough to be one of the richest one precent of the world. But of course if you were you probably wouldn't be on a little ol blog like this looking for free stuff would you? But always remeber approximately 90 percent of the world who aren't already considered impoverished are only one paycheck away from being so. And part of the other 10 percent are 2 paychecks away. That scares the living shit outta me.

But I think it's time we wake up and smell the tapioca. I hate coffee.

And I'd love to hear your thoughts on my little rant, weather they are positive or negative.

Thanks in advance, and thanks for reading if you did so.

More Milky Way Revelations

Here's another great Lighthouse LP for you fans of the compilation I posted a few travels ago. This is probably their best album, One Fine Morning from 1971. Nice kick back and enjoy life type stuff here, positive and uplifting, and it just doesn't matter that the world is fucked up, because Lighthouse is on......

Yet another repost by request. Can't remember when I posted it, but it wasn't that long ago, and the reason I posted it then is the same as now. It's just a great psych excursion. Here's the Fredric with Phases and Faces.

Now for some hard prog. Got this not too long ago and was amazed by it. I can't believe this stuff was happening in 1974 (of course in 1974 my mind was being blown by Black Sabbath and Deep Purple and I had no clue about anything that wasn't on the radio, even though radio was much better then........). This is Pinnacle with Cyborg Assassin.
Since the Mops went over fairly well, I decided to post some more mindwrecking Jap-psych. This being Speed Glue & Shinki's 1971 album Eve. When the Japanese decide to take on a trend they either take it to new dimesions or totally warp the hell out of it, and I must say it is never less than intriguing. But this, friends, is fairly astonishing stuff. As Shinki would probably tell you "Pray Rowed" (sorry, had to do it)!!!

Some garage stuff up next, this being an LP I actually had uploaded for that megasuperoverkill post I did last time out, and the cover disappearedso I did the same with the link. Found a new cover so here's the link. This is the 2nd and last Leaves LP from 1967 (or early 8 maybe). The band was falling apart as the album was being constructed so some of the ideas here seem a bit half-baked or ill-constructed. The finished product is basically a mish mash of garage rock-folky type stuff and straight pop (abeit with psychy overtones, it was 1967 as this was being put together). But there are a few diamonds in the rough here and all in all it's not a bad rekkid, and generally a fun trip, especially with the forgiving hindsight of the band's dilema. Reished on One Way back in the mid 90's here in the States, this one is sadly out of print and growing rarer.

Rhino Handmade finally made the Fugs Reprise albums available to the CD market a year or two ago in a pricey boxset (now no longer available, I'm told)that had every note Tuli and crew tooted for the label. Nice for those folks with mucho dinero. For po' folks such as myself, who dig the Fugs, but not enough to go without groceries for week to own their CDs, here is a rip of my favorite (studio) Reprise album, 1968's Belle Of Avenue A. There are two camps of Fugs fans, those who thrive on the early ESP recordings, rough and amateurish minimalist readings, and those who like the more expertly recorded (both musically and technically) later stuff. I fall into the later camp and this one is just a great listen, and while it's not as risque and out of control as the early stuff, the fidelity more than makes up for it. And the band STILL had plenty on their minds.

Continuing with the seemingly popular West Coast psych I've been upping at a rate of about 1 elpee to a post, here is SanFrancisco's Day Blindness. Released in 1969, it is their sole platter, and is another great example of the style of tuneage that was seemingly created on a daily or weekly basis in the warm bay breeze of Frisco round these times. These guys were friends of the Dead and the music has more than a subtle hint of Deadhead vibe throughout, but still manages some originality and good ideas throughout.

That's all for this time out. Enjoy.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Well I kind of went a bit nuts here........

.....I started to do a few requests and ended up going apeshit. So without further adieu, adon't and ahalfassdo, I bring you a megasuperpost that should have something for everybody. So if you like what I put up here please go over to the liveandotherwise blog and show me a bit of like by clicking on a few ads over there. I really could use the dough. Gas is ridiculous these days and I work at a gas station.

First up, since the other Babe Ruth I posted went over fairly well, here is yet another. From 1975 it's Stealin' Home.

And for some prog done German style you could do worse than these guys. Kaputter Hamster's self titled 1973 LP.

Some southern styled hard rock from 1979 is represented here by Two Guns with their lone LP called Balls Out. And Balls Out it is. Good stuff.

Here's some more West Coast pop-sike. From Frisco it's the Serpent Power's lone LP that was released on Vanguard in 1967. Heavy Dead, Airplane, (and especially) Country Joe & the Fish vibe on this one. My faves tend to be the two instrumentals and of course there is the seemingly manditory novelty drug reference song here, thankfully it's only 30 seconds long. This one is surprisingly good, and grows on you with repeated listenings.

Some pre-Sensational Alex Harvey Band hard boogie rock with Zal and the boys . Here's Tear Gas' 1970 LP (I think '69 overseas) Piggy Go Getter. This should be played loud (and often).

A repost by request. If you got this the last time I posted it and dug it, you may want to grab this, it's at 320kbps, but the tracks aren't separated. But it sounds so much better than the old rip I had.

Another request, this time for some (more) pop-sike. This is the Peanut Butter Conspiracy's third LP For Children of All Ages.

Yet another If LP, this one is an unusually long tile for these guys. I guess they got tired of the 1, 2, 3 Chicago style of album titles. And they are quite the comedians when they wanna be. Could that title be any more tongue in cheek?

Some Italian bluesy psych-hard-rock recorded in 1969, but not released til 1990 according to the website which I could only read little bits of. Great rippin' fuzz guitar and an ep length make this a good place to start with these guys. This is Il Balletto di Bronzo - Il Re Del Castillo

Next up is a great one from Creepy John Thomas. Bluesy hard rock from 1970 with Brother Bat Bone. Think maybe I should stop now?

Nah, I'm on a roll here. Yet another request (and sorry about this sorry cover) here is the Dirty Blues Band's 1969 LP Stone Dirt. The music? It's Dirty Blues for God's sake!!

Frijid Pink's were kind of missing in action when they released this 1975 LP, All Pink Inside to little or no fanfare. But it isn't really that far off from their earlier stuff, maybe a bit more mainstream. But still worthy of a little ear time.

Can't forget the folk fans, although this is kinda psych folk. But it does involve Richard and Mimi Farina and is a great listen. From 1969 it's a Message From Birmingham Sunday.

For the hard rock fans out there this the first of a couple I have posted for your enjoyment. This was originally posted at the great 6070rock blog about a year ago and I got a request for it, so I checked and the link was dead, so I took the liberty of reripping it. So here is Hydra's 1975 LP Land of Money.

And the second of of the hard rock, here's one I can't say enough great things about. Either released in 1973 or 1978 originally (the CD says '78) depending on who's site you go to. It definetly sounds more '73 style to me. The rewiews all point to Black Sabbath as the reference point, but I tend to think more along the lines of the first two Blue Oyster Cult albums as this is ominous sounding but not quite heavy or dirgelike enough to really compare with Sabbath. But it's fantastic stuff nonetheless and I love this one and have been playing it endlessly the past few days.

And finally, finally, here is the 1973 LP Substratum from Country Lane. I think Garcola originally had this on 8 Days, but I re-ripped it as a request for somebody.

Look for a post over at the liveandotherwise blog very soon, I've been slacking a bit over there, but Kit has been more than making up for my neglect. Great stuff over there, and click those ads (I know---shut up already about that).