Friday, April 30, 2010

Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs - That I Love


Another one from 1964 today from Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs.

Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs were an Australian pop and rock group dating from the mid-sixties. The group enjoyed huge success in the mid-1960s, but split in 1967. They re-emerged in the early seventies to become one of the most popular Australian hard-rock bands of the period. Thorpe died from a heart attack in Sydney on 28 February 2007.

Originally a four-piece instrumental group who had put out one surfing instrumental, "Smoke & Stack", they formed in Sydney in 1963. With the advent of the Merseybeat sound, they added a lead singer, Billy Thorpe. His powerful voice and showmanship (which made him one of the most popular and respected rock performers in Australian music), completed the original line-up, which consisted of drummer Col Baigent, bassist John "Bluey" Watson and guitarists Valentine Jones and Vince Maloney (who later played with The Bee Gees).Valentine Jones left the band shortly after Billy Thorpe had joined and was later replaced by Tony Barber.

The flip is a horrible rendition of over the rainbow.... but this is pretty keen with its garage pop shit vibe....

Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs - That I Love

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Cobras - La La (Hey Baby)



Not much to say these days... Enjoy some Philadelphia doo-wop from 1964 from The Cobras on the label that the Beatles made famous, Swan...

And remember, DON'T DROP OUT! (or do, i don't really care)

The Cobras - La La (Hey Baby)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Marching Plague - Rock 'N' Roll Asshole E.P. - 1983





Going to stick with the hardcore punk and give you the rock and roll asshole EP from Marching Plague. This is also from 1983 and like the Child Abuse 7inch below is a fast blast of goofy sloppy snotty punk/hardcore. These guys were from Texas. And this has one of my fave punk rock album covers. Awesome....

Marching Plague - Rock 'N' Roll Asshole E.P. - 1983

Monday, April 19, 2010

Child Abuse - Bring It - Mutha 014 - 1983






Here is another from the Mutha files. From 1983 and New Jersey's Child Abuse. This one was just recently added to my quest to collect the entire Mutha catalog. I just happened upon an old NJ musician/store owner that has boxes of old unused stock of some Mutha releases and not having this one it was a welcome addition and at nice price. Anyone have the Burnt 7 inch???
The claim to fame with with one is the fact that the drummer was a mere 12 years old at the time of the recording of this 7 inch. It's no Mental Abuse or Chronic Sick but this an enjoyable quick sloppy mess of a punk/hardcore record and very indicative of the times being had in Jersey back then...
Enjoy a nice little slice of NJHC from 83 and a record that i guess is getting more rare all the time...

Child Abuse - Bring It - Mutha 014 - 1983

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Camel Drivers - Sunday Morning 6 O'Clock - Give It A Try




More garagey pop 60's style tunage w/ a slight psych bend: with the camel drivers: you can read an interview with the drummer Here; i found it on another blog. Sunday Morning 6 O'Clock has the kind of Brit Pop sound that sounds as if it could have been on the 1st Bee Gee's record. (Yeah i know they were from Down Under but by way of England) While Give It A Try is a bit Brighter sounding with some uptempo horns that gives is a little more pop sound. Either way 2 pretty good songs... i guess these guys were from Michigan and had done some traveling / touring to the asbury Park, NJ area according to the interview above, which may explain how this platter found its way into may grubby little hands, if that matters to you...???

The Camel Drivers - Sunday Morning 6 O'Clock
The Camel Drivers - Give It A Try

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Springfield Rifle - Left Of Nowhere





Some good Pacific North West pop psych from 1968 on the Jerden label...

Cool tune. Wish i knew more about the group but if you want to know about the actual gun just google...



The Springfield Rifle - Left Of Nowhere

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Night Hawks - Rockin' Hawk



What we have here is a great guitar instrumental from 1962.... Nice stinging guitar work and some almost creepy organ that sounds a bit like maybe Johnny and the Hurricanes type stuff but way more odd and creepy sounding. This almost has a Halloween novelty type vibe. Man I love this shit but sadly i can't out much about this great groovy rocker... Anyone???

The Night Hawks - Rockin' Hawk

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mighty Sphincter - The New Manson Family



MIGHTY SPHINCTER - THE NEW MANSON FAMILY PRODUCED BY ALICE COOPER = THE BEST GOTH PUNK ALBUM YOU NEVER HEARD!!!

I'm not much of a Goth punk guy, but i dig this album. Killer guitar work and a real creepy vibe throughout.

The long awaited second coming. An intense interplay of bass, guitar and drums which comes together with the strength and precision of a Spiders Web. Originally available only by perception but now this record can be had by anyone with the balls and the bucks. A tribute to the spirituality of violence and required listening for anyone who aspires to grandeur. Produced by Alice Cooper.”
- from The Placebo Catalog


Member Doug Clark had this to say:

The idea to form Mighty Sphincter was solely my idea and here's how it happened. Around 1980 I was working at a drag bar and the idea of forming a band that used aspects of drag mixed with my fascination with monster movies and characters seemed like a perfectly acceptable reason to start a band. I brought some of my friends like Joe and Greg into the fold and we started practicing immediately, just in time to open for the Feederz who I had played with before. I brought Ron Reckless into the band because we wanted to make fun of all the incredibly annoying hardcore bands that started touring all over the country. It had become so that the emphasis wasn't on presentation or content of the bands or their songs of the time, but just on how fast you could play. So we started playing with all these crappy hardcore bands in order to make fun of them and to show that we knew how to play. Actually Mighty Sphincter was started to make fun of the entire punk scene in general, I mean if you look at the lyrics of every song on the first two albums, it's just that apparent. "Impetigo" was actually a song that made fun of one of the local girls who had to be "punk rock" and had gotten impetigo from a homemade piercing. Anyways, making fun of the entire punk scene worked. All of the band has always focused on making fun of everything, even ourselves. Christians, gays, punk rockers... Nothing was sacred when it came to being made fun of and we took every opportunity to do so, and still do.”

Familys back together again, spreading blood and sin
We got more drugs, we got more guns and this time we’ve won
Will take your daughters in the night, Will teach em’ to fuck
Will teach em’ to kill, with drugs in their heads and knives in their hands
Will send them out with charlies plan!
Kill kill the pigs kill cut out their eyes
Kill kill the pigs, kill rip off their ears…


(PS - Alice Cooper did NOT actually produce this album as stated on the back but in 1986 when i bought it that was a HUGE selling point with me. Either way this is an odd slice of Horror Goth Punk or Whatever you want to call it.... Placebo records always put out some weird shit and this is no fucking different!

Mighty Sphincter - The New Manson Family

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tuff Darts - All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll


Breaking away from the cover scene for a moment today we have some Tuff Darts.
Tuff Darts were an American Punk Rock Band. The band reached their greatest fame in the 1970s with such songs as (Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste and their biggest hit single, All For The Love of Rock and Roll. The band appeared at popular New York City clubs like Max's Kansas City and CBGB and had only released one album, 1978's Tuff Darts!, produced by Bob Clearmountain and Tony Bongiovi, released by Sire Records; before breaking up a short time later.

Having played in bands since the early 80's, i know a little about what these guys are talking about. when they sing "i don't care about the money, i aint seen none." Truer words were never spoken. So it IS all for the love of Rock and Roll!!!


This is from the Live at CBGB's album on Atlantic records of all labels and from 1976. And imho this is just a GREAT Rock and Roll song from oft overlooked band. And even thouh this has its punk pub rock leanings, this is a Rock and Roll song. I suspect that a few of these guy had mustaches and were playing cover songs of Freebird a few years earlier but they got it right with this one!

It IS All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll i do what i do and have been doing for a very long time!

Enjoy!
Tuff Darts - All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll

Monday, April 5, 2010

Junior Waters - My Life Is A Seven


OH HOW LUCKY JUNIOR HERE IS!

HIS LIFE IS A 7!!! (Mine usually hovers well below the Mendoza line)

Junior Waters - My Life Is A Seven

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Pinch - Look Again - Fun City - Meeting You - Up In Stitches -




Ok peeps something a little different today and something I'm not actually all that into but there is a small story behind these songs so hang in there with me for a moment. What i have here is some local new wave stuff from my old home town of Tom's River. Well i actually never lived in Tom's River but pretty much all the surrounding towns. Any way, i was going threw some records this morning and stumbled upon this record by the pinch. And while 80's new wave stuff isn't really my bag this brought back a bunch of memories because the bass player in the pinch used to own a tiny little record store on RT. 37 in Tom's River called "Gary's Record Dump" at least that is what i remember. It was a short distance from where i lived at the time. And while it was much more of a new wave punk sort of shop and i was pretty much a rocker i used to buy a lot of used records there and a few new ones. I bought my 1st copy of the Wendy O - Lemmy 7 inch "Stand by Your Man" and all my early Thin Lizzy records and the first 2 Alice Cooper albums on Straight records. From what i remember the guy Gary was super cool and friendly and he even ordered a few record for me at the time through his record catalog. I guess you do that nowadays through the interwebs.... So even though i didn't really like his band I was young and thought it was so cool that this guys was in a band and even owned a record store, so This goes out to Gary Shaffer and the Pinch, where ever they are now. Another in a long line of people who unknowingly helped shape my young musical mind. So here it is the Pinch and their self released EP from 1982 on Swami Records. (I put the 2nd side up 1st because i think it's better than the 1st side)

The Pinch - Look Again
The Pinch - Fun City
The Pinch - Meeting You
The Pinch - Up In Stitches

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Myrol Brothers - If I Fell



Happy April fools day peoples, not sure if this record came out on April 1st but the jokes on you with this one... But maybe somebody will have some use for it....? It is after all a Beatles cover.... Beatles fans how do you feel about this? What do expect from brothers from Canada....??? I'm not sure what to make of it...

The Myrol Brothers - If I Fell