Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday to one and all...........

It's Friday and I'm having a revelation (as well as actually getting quite a bit of stuff together to post finally)!!! I'm sitting here watching this Sex & the City show for the first time(too lazy to get up and change the channel--the remote batteries are dead)and it's all clear to me now...This is a show of hope! If you can't find the person of your dreams---move to New York City---because if these 3 skanks can get laid as consistantly as they do, anyone has a shot. I say 3 because there is one lady on there who is quite the babe (I believe her name is Kristen Davis, and of course her character is married to the only goofy looking guy on the show, the 3 skanks all have Greek gods hanging all over them, in fact, in the show I'm watching, the ugliest of the 3 ugly ones has two guys foaming at the mouth over her). So it's either the aforementioned show of hope, or someone's fantasy, I can't figure out which. And this Kim Katrall character....she thinks she is the absolute shit, and I can't for the life of me figure out what it is that guys would go ga-ga over. Maybe 20 years ago, when she was a z-movie actress in that Mannequin movie, but now? She looks like somebody's mom to me (and I'm 40 years old for chissakes). All I know is this show must be written by chicks. They should rename the show 3 Skanks and a City Full of Hard Up Men since the only cute one is no longer "on the prowl". On a scale of one to ten this pooper gets a two as a fantasy, a minus five as anything else. Thank God Scrubs is up next! I need comic relief after this bufoonery.
Well anyways, enough of my sorry ass television show reviews.

Before I jump into the tuneage for today, I would like to pass along a great email from Chas from the band Liquid Smoke, whose album I posted in a Time Travel long ago:

Hi Guys,

Chas again from LIQUID SMOKE. I now have a Music Page on MySpace for Liquid Smoke. There's lots of info and clickables there and some songs from the album to listen to feel free to check it out:

And now to what you all come here for:

Someone awhile back requested some Randy Pie and as I was going through some stuff yesterday I found their '75 platter Kitsch. So here it is, for whoever requested it and anyone who wants it. Cool UK seventies rock from the other Pie.
And before some of the fine folks who visit here go apeshit--the deposit files link just gives you the real link.

To continue in my posting of Neil Merryweather and things related, here is the 1971 (or 72 depending on where you get your info) LP by Neil with his girlfriend Lynn Carey (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls) as Mama Lion. The cover is pretty cool in that when you slide out the inner sleeve Lynn and a baby lion are doing something very interesting. And that photo is in the rar, but I decided to save that for your download. As far as the music goes it's early seventies hard rock/soul and Lynn is quite a belter in the Merry Clayton/Jenny Haan style. If that's your bag, then grab this one, cuz you'll dig it.

Nextly (I love that word, just made it up), we have a great Finnish prog band's LP from 1970. This one is finding quite a bit of airtime at Casa de Time Traveller right now. The tracks vary from hard bluesy rock to lite and airy flute ladden soft prog and I am getting blown away by the hard side of these guys. I know nothing much about them and don't care. When they wanna rock they rip it to shreds.

Had a request for the Martha Velez LP Fiends and Angels I posted awhile back--does anyone who grabbed that one care to repost it?--and while I am really down on the repost scene right now, I decided to go one better (at least for those who already have it). Here is the follow up LP Hypnotized from 1972. Just as good as the other, I promise.

For those of you who enjoyed the Lollipop Shoppe LP that was posted awhile back here is a small file with the pre-Lollipop Shoppe 45 by the band (then called the Weeds). Garage punk at it's finest--and it includes two extra versions of the B side "Little Girl" (not the Syndicate of Sound song, but an original).

And for a friend who has graciously volunteered to help out around here with some reposts and stuff here are a couple Russ Ballard albums that he missed out on when Tor sent me the links before. Grab em quick me squabbs cuz somebody doesn't like Russ on blogs. Even though nearly all the original albums are out of print. Here's 1977's At the Third Stoke and '79's Russ Ballard and the Barnett Dogs. Both are great. Third Dogs

And finally from that aforementioned friend (SV) here is a repost of the Thundermug Strikes LP by several requests:

And over at the New & Improved Live and Otherwise blog you can find some more stuff from me--a few NWOBHM singles and yet another Zappa boot by request.

See ya soon!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for those Russ Ballard-links!
You're great.

Winslow Leach said...

Wow, thanks for the Russ Ballard. His stuff is tough to come by these days that it's a real treat when you get to hear it. I'm also really enjoying the Thundermug - what a cool bunch of rockers. Your rock and roll excavatation is much appreciated.

Time Traveller said...

I'll try to get some more Ballard up in next few days. I also have a more obscure Argent LP in the works.

It's mind bloggling that damn near everything except a "best of" and some past-prime stuff is all that's available, his 70s stuff is often quite amazing.

the KIDD said...

OOOO!!!MAN!!! The Russ Ballard is X-CELLENT!!! The Argent you mentioned would be GREAT!!! I went to your LIVE & OTHERWISE site.Holy Smokes!!! What a GOOD!!! Friday!!! Thanks T.T.!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Please Mr Time Traveller, the rip from the Apollo album is a vinyl rip or CD rip??
Thanks for all.
Omar from Lebanon

Nils said...

Great posts, pity depositfile won't let me download anything...slots full for my country ....yeh right!!!!

Is there any chance of using some other upload service seems to be working ok for other people ?

Thanks in advance if i manage to get anything later

Time Traveller said...

I would say (on the Apollo ) that it is a vinyl rip, but i got it in an overseas trade, so I'm not sure. Mr. Fuck You would probably say it's shit, but I think it's a pretty good rip.

Nils---if you will email me or send me another comment with your email address, I will send you the direct links to download want you want. I will not post them here due to circumstances we all know about. The deposit files links are not the only links I have.


Anonymous said...

Yet again TT, you've come up with the goods! God, I love this site!!!

Thanks so much for the Thundermug post - I've been looking for it for ages now.

I'd love to download the Russ Ballard but I too have trouble with Depositfiles.

Thanks again for all your hard work here. Ignore the negativity from some other quarters; you rock!

Pete from the UK

bigfootkit said...

Bryon, many thanks for the Mama Lion album, am d/ling as we speak, been looking to hear that for a while.
I've seen the sleeve before & am looking forward to seeing that inner again too!
I left you a note in thecomments over at L&O too.

Time Traveller said...

Let's just say that was one happy lion cub. But I digress, the music ain't too hateful either.


Anonymous said...

really enjoyed the randy pie, do you have any of there other albums? thanks again!!!

Anonymous said...

could you please re upload the barnet dogs lp?
i would really need it and i saw that both links posted here dont work anymore..
thanks + have a nice time

billsfan960 said...

Any chance you can reup the barnet dogs again (Please don't hate me)

Thanks for "At The ThirdStroke"!
(Link still good!!!)

billsfan960 said...

Thanks for the Russ Ballard - AtThe Third Stroke (Link worked great for me)

Can you reup the Barnet Dogs? Please?
Don't Hate me!

Thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

Mama mia! Mama Lion!!! Oh how I remember all the Lynn Carey albums I used to have in my collection. Unfortunately, my collection lies in someone elses hands these days(my brother thought he was helping me by getting rid of all those 1000's of useless albums in the basement).
A bit of trivia: Lynn Carey was the daughter of Macdonald Carey the actor, most known for his role and voice on the TV soap opera "Days of Our Lives." "Like sands through the hourglass....."