Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I usually try and do a bunch of halloween stuff gearing up to me fave holiday, but i'm not really feeling this year so here is a goofy little martian tune for you. Happy Halloween...
Pasquale and Luigi with Tony - Italian Martians
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Kind of a strange one here. On the surface this looks like any other b-grade AOR record from 1977. But the 1st thing i found odd was the fact that this was released on the De-Lite record label that is pretty much known for Funk and Disco records so when i saw these denim & polyester clad hair farmers i thought WTF? Are these white boys trying to get funky? But no, this is a standard rock record and not to far from the radio rock that was out and about in the mid/late 70's. Think along the lines of Styx, Journey, Kansas, Boston, Etc. Some sounds a bit earlier as well maybe like those couple of Paris albums featuring Bob Welch. There is even a kinda hillbily shit kicker tune and a Jethro Tull sounded flute rocker. Over all its actually a pretty enjoyable rockin' little record. There is even a radio sounding hit w/ "Love Again"... That should have been huge on the radio back then. Once can't think that if these cats weren't so damn ugly and on a disco label, that i can't imagine knew how to promote a rock record, they might have been famous.
You can check out the The Other Side Website - Here:
The Other Side - Rock-X-Ing
Friday, October 28, 2011
Bob Luman gives 2 great rockabilly tunes from 1960 on this nifty little picture sleeve.
Bob Luman (born as Robert Glynn Luman 15 April 1937 - December 27, 1978) was an American country and rockabilly singer.
Luman was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. His early interest in music was influenced by his father, an amateur fiddle, guitar and harmonica player. Bob Luman received his first guitar when he was thirteen years of age.
Luman attended high school in Kilgore, where the family had moved after young Bob's birth. It was in high school that Luman started his first band.
Bob Luman had been a baseball star in his high school, and he tried out with the Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates, but when he didn't make it in professional baseball, he decided to concentrate on music. In 1956, he won a talent contest promoted by the Future Farmers of America, which earned him an appearance on the Louisiana Hayride.
For the Hayride, Luman formed a backup band called the Shadows, including James Burton on guitar, James Kirkland on bass and Butch White on drums. In 1957, the band signed with Imperial Records, where they recorded "All Night Long" and "Amarillo Blues."
That same year, the band appeared on the Town Hall Party in Los Angeles, and appeared in the movie Carnival Rock, where they backed up David Houston.
The following year, having been dropped by Imperial Records, Luman signed with Capitol Records, where he released "Try Me" and "I Know My Baby Cares." Capitol Records wanted Luman to change his name, which he refused to do, so he left the record label and signed with Warner Bros. Records, recording "Class of '59" and "Loretta."
In 1960, Luman was drafted into the United States Army. It was while still in the Army that Warner Bros. Records released Luman's best-known crossover hit, "Let's Think About Living," a novelty song that hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #9 on the Billboard country music chart. It also reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart.
After leaving the Army in 1962, Luman moved to Nashville, where he married. In 1965, he joined the Grand Ole Opry.
Luman toured frequently in the 60s and 70s, and became popular in Las Vegas, with an act which combined country and rockabilly. He signed with Epic Records in 1968, and had several hits with them, including "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers" and "Still Loving You." "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers" became his biggest country hit, hitting #4 on the country chart. (Steve Wariner, who had earlier been a member of Luman's band, later covered the song in 1984, and he, too, took it to #4 on the country charts.)
Luman's other country hits included "Ain't Got Time To Be Unhappy" (1968), "Ballad of Two Brothers" (with Autry Inman, 1968), "When You Say Love" (1972), "Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)" (1973), "Proud Of You Baby" (1975), and "The Pay Phone" (1977). Perhaps his most unusual song was a slow, soulful recitation of Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone."
Luman died in Nashville of pneumonia in 1978, at the age of forty-one. After his death, Bear Family Records released several compilations of his songs, including More of the Rocker, Still Rockin' and Carnival Rock.
Luman is a member of both the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
This thing has been played to death (and rightly so) so please forgive the surface noise, but these tunes are just to good not to share.
Bob Luman - You've Got Everything
Bob Luman - Let's Think About Living
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Philadelphia area? novelty rockabilly tune from 1961...
Buzz Clifford (born Reese Francis Clifford III, October 8, 1941, Berwyn, Illinois) is an American pop singer and songwriter.
Clifford played guitar as a child and won several talent competitions as a teenager. He signed to Bow Records at age 15, releasing a few singles but finding no success. After signing with Columbia Records, he released the single "Hello Mr. Moonlight", which did not chart. The follow-up, "Baby Sittin' Boogie"/"Driftwood" (though "Driftwood" was technically the B-side the record tends to be regarded as a double-A-side), became a crossover hit in the U.S. in 1961, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #27 R&B, and #28 Country. The record went on to sell over one million copies, and as a result of its success, Columbia tried to groom Clifford as a heartthrob pop singer. He appeared on TV with Perry Como and Merv Griffin and on American Bandstand, and toured the United Kingdom with Freddy Cannon and Dion. Clifford's fame was short-lived, however; further singles went nowhere (a remake of Kay Kyser's "Three Little Fishies" hit #102) and Clifford soon found himself without a recording contract.
After serving in the National Guard, Clifford moved to Los Angeles, California, and found work as a songwriter, writing tunes sung by Keith Barbour, Petula Clark, Clyde McPhatter, Lou Rawls, Leon Russell, Freddie King, and Kris Kristofferson. Later in the 1960s, he was involved with a band called Carp (including actor Gary Busey and songwriter Daniel Moore), who released one album on Epic Records in 1969. After a stint as one third of the group Hamilton Streetcar (with John Boylan of "Appletree Theatre" fame, and original group member Ralph Plummer—the group was originally named on behalf of former member John Burge, aka Ian Hamilton) which in 1969 recorded a self-titled album for Dot Records (Dot DLP25939), he also did recording sessions in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with former Beach Boy David Marks, but these were never issued.
Buzz Clifford - Baby Sittin' Boogie
Monday, October 24, 2011
Mr. & Mrs. Devil Dick, 1 for 1, Broken Toe, Limoncello & Records In The Attic Mix - The Devils Music Mix Vol. 20
The newly appointed Mrs. Devil Dick and I went 1 for 1 w/ some records from the attic while downing shots of limoncello for our first mix as husband and wife.... a broken toe did occur whilst making said mix....
1 - The Smiths - A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
2 - Fugs - Crystal Liason
3 - The Cure - Jumping Someone Elses Train
4 - Human Beinz - The Shaman
5 - Bullet Lavolta - X-Fire
6 - Yallow Payges - The Two Of Us
7 - BOC - Career Of Evil
8 - Monster Magnet - Tractor
9 - Free - Fire and Water
10 - Steel Pole Bathtub - Time To Die
11 - Pink Floyd - Bike
12 - The Damnation of Adam Blessing - Cookbook
13 - Black Sabbath - Supernaught
14 - The Amboy Dukes - Flight of the Byrd
15 - Mudhoney - In and Out of Grace
16 - Steeplechase - Wrouht Iron Man
17 - Vetiver - Roll on Baby
18 - Neil Young - Down By The River (Live @ Massey Hall)
19 - T-Rex - Slider
20 - Sweetwater - Windlace
Mr. & Mrs. Devil Dick 1 for 1, Broken Toe, Limoncello & Records In The Attic Mix - The Devils Music Mix Vol. 20
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
So a buddy of mine does a heavy radio show up in Fredericton Canada every Thursday night @ 8:30 EST. He was kind enough to let me put together a little show for him. Caution; if you don't want some cream in your jeans, step away from the computer now....
E76: Rush - Passage To Bangkok (Canada) Solace - Destroy The Gift (USA) Orange Goblin - Snail Hook (UK) Church of Misery - The Grey Man (Albert Fish) (Japan) Black Pyramid - Mercy's Bane (USA) Super Invader - Many Ways To Burn (USA) Serpents Throne - March Of The Druids (USA) Acid Witch - Midnight Mass (USA) Behold! The Living Corpse - Two Headed Baby (USA) Black Mass Of Absu - Dragging The Putrid Rotting Corpse Of Christ From its Filthy Rancid Tomb (USA) Black Army Jacket - When I Can't See You/Of Competing Importence (USA) Barkmarket - Falling (USA) Vee Dee - Glimpses Of Another World (USA) Tiger B Smith - Tiger Rock (Germany) Suck - 21st Century Schizoid Man (South Africa) Stray - Suicide (UK) Skullflower - Bad Alchemy (UK)
My Ghetto Radio Show - Episode 76 - Sick & Bored Mix
Friday, October 21, 2011
Supposedly Robert Plant's favorite version of Stairway To Heaven and done with Gilligan Island Lyrics.....
Little Roger and the Goosebumps is a pop/rock band from San Francisco active during the 1970s and early 1980s and resurrected in 2006. It has been led throughout its history by Roger Clark and Dick Bright, with various sidemen.
The band is best known for its single "Gilligan's Island (Stairway)", a song combining the lyrics to the theme song of the television show Gilligan's Island with the music of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. The band wrote the song in 1977 as "material to pad the last set of the grueling 5 nights a week/4 sets a night routine," recorded it in March 1978, and released it as a single in May 1978 on their own Splash Records label. Within five weeks, Led Zeppelin's lawyers threatened to sue them and demanded that any remaining copies of the recording be destroyed. The song was reissued in 2000 on the CD Laguna Tunes with the song title renamed "Stairway to Gilligan's Island."
During a 2005 interview on National Public Radio, Robert Plant referred to the tune as his favorite cover of "Stairway to Heaven."
And not because you asked but beacuse i felt the need i give you the B side "The Wet Look" @ both 45 and 33RPM....
Little Roger & the Goosebumps - Gilligan's Island (Stairway)
Little Roger & the Goosebumps - The Wet Look - 45 RPM
Little Roger & the Goosebumps - The Wet Look - 33 RPM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Cool little nugget from 1967! Some great Fuzz on I Live in the springtime!
Anyone who likes the Leaves, the Seeds et al will love the early cuts by this band, a hard-luck Chicago outfit who couldn't turn a local wave of popular enthusiasm into something bigger, despite some good songs. Their later stuff was more self-consciously psychedelic, but it's still very well done, with superb playing and harmonies. The Lemon Drops were Jeff Brand (bass), Bobby Lunack (rhythm guitar), Gary Weiss (drums), Eddie Weiss (rhythm guitar), and Danny Smola (vocals), who began rehearsing in the Weiss home when they were between 14 and 17 years old. With lead guitarist Ricky Erickson in tow and later an official member, they cut their first record, "I Live In the Springtime," for Rembrandt, a local label co-owned by one of the Weisses' elder siblings. "I Live in the Springtime" got an enthusiastic reception locally, and was played as far away as New York. The bandmembers became celebrities among the local kids when they were thrown out of school for their long hair. By that time, they were on their second single, the angry anti-Vietnam rocker "It Happens Everyday," and soon after had a new lead singer, Dick Sidman. The band slipped easily into the psychedelic blossoming of the Summer of Love, adding more overt flower-power references to their mix of sounds. It looked as though RCA was interested in the group, but a mix-up prevented the tapes for their third single, "Sometime Ago"/"Theatre of Your Eyes," from getting to the company in New York on time. A potential contract with Uni Records came to nothing, and their third single, as well as a dozen tracks cut live in the Weiss home in January of 1968, went unheard. A few more songs were cut on behalf of Buena Vista Records, but the death of the label head scotched the deal, and a potential contract with Alden Records fell apart, along with the group, following an acid party at the owner's Los Angeles mansion in the summer of 1969. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi
The Lemon Drops - Listen Girl
The Lemon Drops - I Live In The Springtime
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In my never ending quest to find all musical things New Jersey i have unearthed this weird little private Rock nugget. It was recorded at Trax East in South River N.J. by a good friend of mine Eric Rachel. it kinda has a somewhat Punk or Punky vibe. And I'm sure if it was from 1978 instead of 1984 it would be a high dollar KBD? (Ha Ha) item. Either way I'm lost on the Hey Leo "where'd you get the hat" joke. But it aint too bad of a tune. Your Fool is a more straight up Power Pop (poop) tune. Not too shabby. I kinda dig it. It sounds a little bit like Ace Frehley from KISS on vocals.... Looks like he has another 7 inch from 1981 but I've never seen or heard it. Got any info?
Terry Hughes & The Backyard Party - Hey Leo
Terry Hughes & The Backyard Party - Your Fool
Saturday, October 15, 2011
So i picked this thing up not knowing anything about it but it looked kinda weird and man am i glad i did. The A side is not really my thing. Its a goofy calypso tune done in a kinda "Fugs" way about traffic here on the east coast. It's OK, but the winner is the Flip called "Eye Of The Needle" which is also done in a sorta Fugs or early Country Joe and Fish style psychedlic late 60's trip out vein but from 1976....
This 45 was released under "Rambling Dogs" but They realeased a full length album under the name "Elmer City Rambling Dogs" in 1975. And this 45 was realeased with only the label on the A side and i only know that the flip is called eye of the needle because while looking for info on the band i stumbled upon another blog called Glorify The Turd where the lead "screamer" Teeny Tar of the "Elmer City" Rambling Dogs posted the folowing info:
the elmer city rambling dogs also released a 45 record. the a side was a song by james rowland called TRIBORO BRIDGE. it was about fighting traffic in new york city trying to get to the TRIBORO BRIDGE. the b side was a song by me teeny tar called EYE OF THE NEEDLE. it was an anti-drug song. the a side only has a label which has the dog dirt records logo and underneath that is an 1940 airplane pulling a banner that says “presents” and to the right of that is a sideway headshot of king kong looking at the banner. the b side has no label but it does have eye of the needle.
talk about rare. i don’t think you could ever find this.
You can read the whole article and comments from band members HERE:
Sadly after reading the entire comments section teeny tar along w/ a few other members are no longer with us. But thanks to them for creating such a cool little obscure musical nugget. Now i have to track down the full length!
Rambling Dogs - Triboro Bridge -
Rambling Dogs - Eye Of The Needle
Friday, October 14, 2011
Sometimes i wonder why i like a certain thing and this is one of those cases. I make no apology for liking crappy music. i like A LOT of stupid shit. I have a wide pallet when it comes to music, but i do wonder sometimes.... This here crap falls somewhere between Asbury Park N.J. City Rock Ala Bruce Springsteen and South Side Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and at times some sorta Bluesy New Wave, but all from Australia which makes it even more strange. I still can't put my finger its appeal to me..... Elvis Costello thought so much of Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons' single "So Young" that he recorded a version himself. Not sure what that says about me liking this.... maybe i just like the album cover..... Yeah, i think that's it.
Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons - So Young
Friday, October 7, 2011
I posted a great 1986 demo by this awesome N.J. punk band over at my almost defunct demo blog Here: If you care to read & hear about that.
You can also access their Facebook page Here: Instead of me just copying and pasting. You should go "Like" them. They ruled. One of my fave old school Jersey Punk bands. Tell them Tommy from Social Decay sent ya....
Oh, and by the way, I'm getting Married today!
The Blisters - Sleepers
The Blisters - H2M / I Call You
The Blisters - That Boy Better Scram
Thursday, October 6, 2011
In honor of R.E.M. breaking up i give you a song they covered some long time ago. Not the biggest R.E.M. fan here but i dated a bunch of chicks who were and i guess some of that rubs off over time... Don't hate on them, don't love them... Check out my last post of them doing Dark Globe from Syd Barrett.
"Superman" is a 1969 song by the Texas band The Clique, made more famous in 1986 when recorded by R.E.M.
It was written by Mitchell Bottler and producer/songwriter Gary Zekley and originally released as the b-side to The Clique's hit "Sugar on Sunday," itself a cover of a Tommy James and the Shondells song.
R.E.M. recorded it for their fourth album, Lifes Rich Pageant. It was released as a single and received a fair amount of radio play, but did not chart on the main U.S. singles chart, though it did reach #17 on Billboard magazine's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Lead singer Michael Stipe was not as enthusiastic about recording the song as the other band members were, and as a result bassist Mike Mills debuted on lead vocals with Stipe providing background.
Anyway here is the original. A Pretty cool little 60's pop rock nugget.
The Clique - Superman
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Just some good old Rock and Roll music. Produced by Jimi Hendrix. The record is a little noisy but its a crappy styrene copy and i only paid 25 cents for it! BUT HENDRIX PRODUCED IT!
Cat Mother and The All Night Newsboys was co-founded by Roy Michaels and Bob Smith in the fall of 1967. Michaels had previously been playing with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay in the Au Go Go Singers, prior to the formation of Buffalo Springfield. Initial members were Bob Smith on vocals, keyboards and drums, Roy Michaels on vocals and bass guitar, William David "Charlie" Chin on vocals and guitar, Larry Packer on guitar and violin, and Michael Equine on drums and guitar. Jay Ungar was also initially associated with the group, on violin, and rejoined the group for their second album. Core band membership consisted of Michaels, Smith and Equine.
The band's popularity in New York grew during 1967 and 1968, through regular appearances at the Cafe Wha?, which led to an engagement as the house band at New York's Electric Circus.
The band was particularly notable for releasing a Top 40 hit in the summer of 1969, reaching no. 21 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Chart, with the rock and roll medley "Good Old Rock 'n' Roll". The medley included cover versions of "Sweet Little Sixteen" by Chuck Berry, "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard, "Chantilly Lace" by The Big Bopper, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins and "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox. The single and the band's first album, The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away, were produced by Jimi Hendrix. The association with Hendrix came through the band meeting him in New York City. Cat Mother was initially managed by Michael Jeffrey, who also managed Hendrix. Cat Mother opened for Hendrix on several occasions, as a result. Other notable early appearances included playing at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival, the historic concert headlined by The Doors, where John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band appeared in a surprise performance.
Other popular songs by the band included "The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away", "Strike a Match and Light Another", and "Cat Mother". However, the band's principal chart success remained "Good Old Rock 'n' Roll", which was not representative of the diversity of its sound. Similar to contemporaries Moby Grape, Poco and the post-1967 Byrds, as well as predating The Eagles, Cat Mother was one of the first rock bands to blend rock and country music.
As part of the band's actions to sever ties with manager Michael Jeffrey, the band relocated to San Francisco as of 1970, and later settled in the Mendocino area. By the time of their 1970 second album, Albion Do-Wah, they were joined by Jay Ungar (violin, mandolin, guitar, & vocals), Paul Johnson (guitar), and special guest Lyndon Lee Hardy (vocals on two songs). The third album, Cat Mother, released in 1972, featured Michaels, Smith and Equine joined by Charlie Prichard (lead & slide guitar) and Steve Davidson (congas & percussion). By the time of the band's final album, Last Chance Dance, in 1973, Charlie Prichard had been replaced by Charlie Harcourt on guitar, harmonica and vocals. The band continued to perform until 1977.
Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys - Good Old Rock 'N Roll
Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys - Bad News
Monday, October 3, 2011
Another worthless mix tape.... i made this for someone a long time ago.... when they left it stayed. a few of these tunes came from CD's.... yeah this is a vinyl blog. sue me...
Something For The Car - Mix Tape - Side A
Something For The Car - Mix Tape - Side B