Sunday, June 29, 2008
1986. Two 60 minute cassettes. One helluva compilation.
Random Thought was intended as an overview of the independent music scene in Victoria, British Columbia of that year. Apparently, the purpose of this comp was to highlight songs that never made it to vinyl.
Here's a two-fer for you greedy mofos.
Click On The Album Covers To Download.
Random Thought: A Victoria Sampler Vol. 1
1. Red Tide - Kelp and Salal
2. Bruised And Stupid - You Have Fun, I'll Sit In The Car
3. Infamous Scientists - American Bandstand
4. Masterrace - Gang Bang With The Shaggs
5. Bert Goulet - One Day
6. Automatic Shock - Evolution
7. The Ryvals - Time Of Restraint
8. Sludge Confrontations - Salt Mines
9. Scott Henderson's Noxious Landscape - Competition
10. Scott Henderson's Noxious Landscape - Scott Attempts To Run The Voodoo Down
11. Masterrace - When I'm With You
12. Bruised And Stupid - Guns, Liquor, 24 Hours
13. The Wardells - Laughing Instead
14. Bobby Permanent - South Of America
15. Low Fun - Use Your Imagination
16. Lord Horizontal - No Future
17. Nomeansno - Getting Colder
18. Sludge Confrontations - Beautiful Vampire
19. Red Tide - Masks
Random Thought: A Victoria Sampler Vol. 2
1. Nomeansno - Burn
2. Red Tide - Any System
3. The Ryvals - Cut Through
4. Bruised and Stupid - Dear Mother, The Headaches Are Getting Worse
5. Terrace, Plexus - Is Paisley The Flower Child of Yin & Yang?
6. Noise Generation - Blindwalk
7. Son of Sam - Clock Running Too Fast (improv)
8. Automatic Shock - Mushrooms
9. Infamous Scientists - Baldwang Must Die
10. Sludge Confrontations - Severed Cat
11. Sludge Confrontations - Hermit
12. Nomeasno - Love Thang
13. Lord Horizontal - Electric Queenieland
14. The Wardells - Stand In The Light
15. Terrace, Plexus - A Song About Daisies
16. Noise Generation - Emily
17. Masterrace - Slam Dancing For Jesus
Monday, June 23, 2008
Recorded live at The Bowery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 11th, 1984 by a would-be bootlegger who was recording the show. The Maxell XL II-S audio cassette was confiscated by Bill MacLeslie, who was The Replacements soundman for that tour. He confiscated it just as the band start to play "Let It Be".
The audio dropout heard during "Hear You Been to College" is caused by Paul Westerberg who accidentally pressed the record button on a Walkman while listening back to the master copy. If you listen closely he can be heard saying "Stop, 's' enough".
On January 25, 1985, Twin/Tone produced and released a cassette-only version of the show. The title The Shit Hits The Fans is a spoof of the Circle Jerks song, "When the Shit Hits the Fan". According to the label, only 10,000 copies were produced. 9,276 of them sold immediately; the rest, were given away as promo copies.
Only five of the cassette's 24 songs were written by the band. The rest were covers.
On March 22nd, 2007, The Bowery, was bulldozed to the ground.
Once again, click on the album cover image to download a copy of The Shit.
- "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (LLoyd Price)
- "Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus" (Robyn Hitchcock)
- "Lovelines" (Westerberg/Stinson/Stinson/Mars)
- "I'll Be There" (Berry Gordy, Jr./Bob West/Hal Davis/Willie Hutch)
- "Sixteen Blue" (Westerberg)
- "Can't Hardly Wait" (Westerberg)
- "I Will Dare" (Westerberg)
- "Hear You Been to College" (Westerberg/Stinson/Stinson/Mars)
- "Saturday Night Special" (Ed King/Ronnie Van Zant)
- "Iron Man" (Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward)
- "Misty Mountain Hop" (Page/Plant/Jones)
- "Heartbreaker" (Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant)
- "Can't Get Enough" (Mick Ralphs)
- "Jailbreak" (Phil Lynott)
- "Breakdown" (Tom Petty)
- "No More the Moon Shines on Lorena" (Alvin Pleasant Carter)
- "Merry Go Round" (Nikki Sixx)
- "Left in the Dark" (Ken Draznik)
- "Takin' Care of Business" (Randy Bachman)
- "I Will Follow" (Hewson/Evans/Clayton/Mullen)
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Jagger/Richards)
- "Radio Free Europe" (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)
- "The New World" (Cervenka/Nommensen Duchac)
- "Let It Be" (Lennon/McCartney).
Friday, June 20, 2008
So much has been written about Charles Manson, I'm not going to bother.
But on September 11, 1967, recording began for Charlie's debut album (with overdubs done on August 9, 1968). Actually titled Charles Manson Sings, it was distributed during the Manson murder trial.
Songs on this disc have been covered, sampled and reworked (or possibly even plagiarized, as Devo allegedly did for Mechanical Man) by a multitude of artists, including Guns 'N' Roses, GG Allin, Red Kross, The Lemonheads, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
I'm a bit lazy tonight and don't feel like writing more. But suffice it to say that LIE was reissued in the mid 80s by Awareness Records, proceeds went to the families of victims of violence. Awareness Records is now out of business. The album was reissued again in 2006. Proceeds of that one are reported to go to Manson Family victim Wojciech Frykowski's family.
The cover is a copy of the December 19, 1969 Time Life front cover, only with "LIFE" substituted with "LIE".
Click On The Album Cover To Download The Album.
- "Look at Your Game, Girl" – 2:03
- "Ego" – 2:27
- "Mechanical Man" – 3:18
- "People Say I'm No Good" – 3:20
- "Home Is Where You're Happy" – 1:29
- "Arkansas" – 3:03
- "I'll Never Say Never to Always" – 0:41
- "Garbage Dump" – 2:34
- "Don't Do Anything Illegal" – 2:52
- "Sick City" – 1:36
- "Cease to Exist" – 2:12
- "Big Iron Door" – 1:10
- "I Once Knew a Man" – 2:33
- "Eyes of a Dreamer" – 2:35
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Every so often, British Music Magazine (that is, the Magazine is British, not the Music) Mojo includes a neat, thematic compilation CD. A few years ago, they had a collection of Post-Punk songs from different eras (late 70s to early 000s) in one of their issues. You get many of the usual suspects: The Fall, Pere Ubu, The Human League. But there are some nice, unexpected inclusions as well: Death From Above 1979 covering La Peste is nice.
Anyway, in case you didn't pick up the magazine, here's something to take you little bit...
1.) Pere Ubu - Non-Alignment Pact
2.) A Certain Ratio - Choir
3.) Cabaret Voltaire - Silent Command
4.) The Futureheads - Park Inn
5.) Essential Logic - Aerosol Burns
6.) Mission Of Burma - Academy Fight Song
7.) Death From Above 1979 - Better Off Dead
8.) Kleenex - You
9.) Wire - Kidney Bongos
10.) The Human League - Almost Medieval
11.) Siouxsie & The Banshees - Mirage
12.) Bird Blobs - Billy
13.) The Fall - The Classical
14.) Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna
15.) Radio 4 - State Of Alert (Edit)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Seeing that there is a second Hulk movie released within -- what?...five years? -- I'm posting this 1969 ditty by little known Garage Rock band, The Traits.
According to the band, despite the copyright on the record sleeve, the song was NOT affiliated with Marvel Comics.
I'm also including a cover version by Swedish Garage Rock Revival band, The Maggots. I personally prefer the original. But you decide.
Click on the record sleeve images to download the songs.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
So I'm moving the Model Citizen to Blogger. For those of you who populated my previous blog for unending downloads of Slow, et al...unfortunately you won't get as much information regarding many of the bands I featured there because Wordpress DELETED EVERYTHING.
So I can't even reclaim the lengthy histories I provided with each featured artist.
Oh well. I'll do the best that I can to re-up some stuff here. Just bear with me (or bare with me, if you're female): we'll get this thing up and running in no time.
Thanks. And Cheers!