Sunday, 31 August 2008

Droogs part I

Los Angeles-based band, the Droogs' greatest success has come in Europe. While their garage band approach has yet to capture an American audience, their recordings have received an enthusiastic response overseas. German record label, Music Maniac, reissued their albums, Mad Dog Dreams and Guerrilla Love-In, and released a compilation of their singles, Anthology. Their 1997 album, Atomic Garage, was released by the Spain-based Impossible Records label. Formed in the early-1970s, the Droogs chose a cover of Sonics' "He's Waiting" for their debut single in 1973. Their second single, released five years later, Set My Love On You, showcased the songwriting of vocalist Ric Albin and his brother and guitarist, Roger Clay. Other original tunes were included on the multi-artist samplers, Saturday Night Pogo, in 1978, and Ahead Of My Time, the following year. The Droogs experienced a major change with the arrival of former Textones and Dream Syndicate bassist and keyboards player, Dave Provost in the early-1980s. Provost made his presence felt on a four song EP, Heads Examined, in 1983 and their debut full-length album, Stone Cold World, in 1984. Although their future appeared secure, after singing with the PVC/Jem label, the Droogs continued to find fame evasive. While touring the Midwest, in support of their 1987 album, Kingdom Day, the label declared bankruptcy and went out of business. After building a solid following in Europe, the Droogs turned their focus back on the United States, releasing an album, Want Something, in 1990, that included tracks from their European albums and bonus tracks.
~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

Stone Cold World (1984)

1. Change Is Gonna Come
2. Set My Love on You
3. For These Remaining Days

4. Stone Cold World

5. Mr.Right

6. From Another Side

7. He's Waitin'

8. Only Game in Town

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Kingdom Day (1987)

1. Stranger in the Rain
2. Quarry Street

3. Call Off Your Dogs

4. Jack of Trades

5. Kingdom Day

6. Webster Field

7. Collector's Item

8. When Angels Fall

9. Countdown to Zero

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Anthology 1973-1983 (1987)

1. He's Waitin'
2. Light Bulb Blues
3. Set My Love on You
4. I'm Not Like Everybody Else

5. Ahead of My Time

6. Get Away

7. Overnight Success

8. Last Laugh
9. As Much as I Want
10. Off the Hook

11. Only Game in Town

12. Garden of My Mind

13. 98 Steps

14. You Must Be a Witch

15. Train She's On

16. Born to Be Wild

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Droogs part II

Thursday, 28 August 2008

The Olympic Sideburns

The Olympic Sideburns were far from the typical 80's indy band wanting to revive 60's garage rock. Although they changed members on a permanent basis, they were an explosive band rocking in the weirdest way and making their mark clearly. Their sound was energetic, loud, dirty, groovy, with distinct vocals. This is aussie rock at its very finest.

The Olympic Sideburns (1985)

1. Billy
2. Fast Eddy

3. Drunkyard

4. Have Love Will Travel
5. Lies
6. Red Hot Woman

7. Speedway
8. Rock Out
9. Help Me

10. Black Truck

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Dixie Truck Stop! (1987)

1. I Can See
2. What's Going On
3. I Will Wait
4. Underworld
5. Badlands
6. Pay It Back
7. Teenage Girl
8. Know
9. Blue Sky

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Monday, 25 August 2008

Didjits part II

Full Nelson Reilly (1992)

1. Top Fuel
2. Who's Ready to Get High

3. The Pot Thief

4. Headless

5. Lou Reed
6. Mr.DNA

7. Eat the Roach

8. Little White Trash

9. Freak Show

10. House on Haunted Hill

11. Weird, Waxed and Wired

12. Promise Not to Kill Anybody

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Que Sirhan Sirhan (1993)

1. Agent 99
2. Judge Hot Fudge
3. Spicy Little Outfit

4. Que Sirhan Sirhan

5. Sister Sin
6. Fire in the Hole

7. Evilized

8. Sick of My Fix
9. Turn It Up

10. Monkey Suit

11. Barely Legal

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EPs & singles


1. Lovesicle single (1989)
2. F**k the Pigs single (1991)
3. Little Miss Carriage! EP (1992)

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Friday, 22 August 2008

Didjits part I

Purveyors of revved-up, tastelessly funny trash-punk, the Didjits were an atypically straightforward part of the Touch & Go stable, as well as an utterly manic live band. Their sound was mostly speed-blur garage-band punk with a dash of AC/DC-esque hard rock, but their true inspirations were rock & roll wildmen like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, not to mention the guitar heroics of Chuck Berry. Most Didjits albums were virtual catalogs of rock & roll sleaze and vice -- sex, booze, drugs, violence, death, Satan, and the like -- all rolled into a smart-alecky, Midwestern white-trash act. Whether he was being jokey, offensive, or just plain bizarre, lead singer/guitarist Rick Sims' sense of humor could only be described as indelicate, leading to charges of sexism and racism from journalists with little patience for tongue-in-cheek political incorrectness. In truth, they sent up white-trash culture much more than they embraced it, but did so with such gleeful immaturity and abandon that they often made things pretty convincing.The Didjits were formed in Champaign-Urbana -- home of the University of Illinois -- in 1985 by brothers Rick (guitar/vocals) and Brad Sims (drums). The two had grown up listening to first-generation British punk, as well as high-volume guitar bands like Sonic Youth and Big Black, and had each been in several local groups (including a new wave pop outfit) before teaming up. Adding bassist Doug Evans, the trio began playing around the local club scene; under the alias Rick Didjit, their frontman quickly distinguished himself with a crazed stage demeanor and a wardrobe of snappy suits. Their debut recording, Fizzjob, was issued in 1987 on the band's own Bam Bam imprint, but it was the as-yet unreleased follow-up, Hey Judester, that caught the attention of Touch & Go Records. Boasting tougher, beefed-up production, Hey Judester was picked up for release in early 1988, and launched many of the cornerstones of the band's repertoire: "Max Wedge," "Dad," "Skull Baby," "Plate in My Head," "Stumpo Knee Grinder," and others. Now with a slowly growing cult audience, the Didjits returned in 1989 with the one-off single Lovesicle, then completed their next album, Hornet Pinata, in 1990. Its key track, "Killboy Powerhead," a moderate success on college radio, was later covered by Didjits enthusiasts the Offspring. A not-so-official live album, Backstage Passout, captured a gig in London from the supporting tour. 1991's Full Nelson Reilly kept the band's creative prime going, but the following year Brad Sims went through something of a life crisis; he got divorced, remarried a short time later, and left the band to take a day job. The Didjits quickly replaced him with Rey Washam, who'd previously played with Rapeman, Scratch Acid, and the Big Boys, among others. Washam played on the five-song 1992 EP Little Miss Carriage!, but for the group's next tour, he was replaced by Todd Cole, who was soon made a permanent member. Cole made his recorded debut on 1993's full-length Que Sirhan Sirhan, which also proved to be the band's swan song. After one further single, Headless, in 1994, the Didjits broke up. Sims joined spiritual kin Supersuckers for several months, then played briefly with Fred Schneider before starting a well-received new band, the Gaza Strippers. Washam went on to play with Ministry and Lard, among others.
~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

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Hey Judester (1988)

1. Max Wedge
2. Stingray
3. Plate in My Head

4. (Mama Had a) Skull Baby

5. Under the Christmas Fish

6. Lucille

7. Joliet
8. Axhandle

9. Balls...Fire

10. King Carp

11. Stumpo Knee Grinder

12. Dad

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Fizzjob (1989)

1. Jerry Lee
2. Hafta Be Cool to Rule: Wingtip

3. California Surf Queen

4. Pet Funeral
5. C'mon Baby
6. Fix Some Food Bitch

7. Reflective Brain

8. Beast le Brutale

9. Mexican Death Horse

10. Elvis' Corvette

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Hornet Pinata (1990)

1. Killboy Powerhead
2. Captain Ahab
3. Long Lone Ranger
4. Gold Eldorado
5. Evel Knievel
6. Cutting Carol
7. Goodbye Mr.Policeman
8. Sweet Sweet Satan
9. Baby Ur a Drag
10. Call Me Animal
11. Joker Express
12. Hooly Ghouly
13. Foxey Lady

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Didjits part II

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

The New Christs - These Rags

"These Rags" is a compilation of two of the New Christs' finest moments, "Pedestal" EP and "Woe Betide" EP, recordings that have long been deleted.

1. Only a Hole
2. These Rags
3. She Comes in Colours
4. The Way You Suck Me Down
5. No Love Again Today
6. Woe Betide
7. Pedestal
8. I Am the Half That's Left
9. Corporate Son
10. In State
11. The Seeker

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The New Christs discography

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Teen Trash vols.13-15

The Jaybirds (Vienna, Austria)

1. Don't Tell Me Lies
2. Give Me Your Love
3. Bright Lights, Big City

4. Oh Baby

5. How Many More Times

6. I'm a Lover Not a Fighter

7. I Don't Know Why

8. No Time for Crying

9. 51 Mainstreet

10. Love Me Like I Love You
11. You Make Me This Kind of Mad

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vol.14: The Sound Explosion (Athens, Greece)

1. Inspector Clouseau in Outer Limits State of My Mind
2. Send a Message
3. She's One of a Kind

4. Hopeless Endless Way

5. Don't Turn Away

6. Lost in Time

7. No! No! No! No! No!

8. It's for You
9. My Baby Went Away With the Midnight Train

10. The Last November
11. In the Past
12. We're the Sound Explosion

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The Sound Explosion discography

vol.15: BEAT-O-MANIA (Live in Muenchen, Germany)

1. Green Slime - Voices Green and Purple
2. Green Slime - Dirty Money
3. Thee Cherylinas - Soulin'
4. Thee Cherylinas - Love in Creation
5. The Apemen - Gotta Get a Little Love
6. The Apemen - Understanding
7. The Clique - Reggie
8. The Clique - The Quest
9. Rudi Protrudi - It Came in the Mail
10. Rudi Protrudi - LSD Made a Wreck of Me
11. The Heartbeats - I'm Walking
12. The Heartbeats - Good Times
13. The Jaybirds - But You Never Do It Baby
14. The Jaybirds - Smokestack Lightning
15. The Strange Flowers - December
16. The Strange Flowers - Across the River and...
17. Rudy and the Strange Flowers - Little Olive
18. The Others - T-Bone Black
19. The Others - I'm Gonna Leave You
20. Rudi and the Others - Bad Little Woman

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Teen Trash vol.1-3
Teen Trash vol.4-6
Teen Trash vol.7-9
Teen Trash vol.10-12

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Teen Trash vols.10-12

vol.10: The Falling Spikes (Eugene, OR, U.S.A.)

1. 7 & 7 Is
2. Doesn't Matter Anymore

3. Gonna Miss Me

4. Big Blue Wave

5. Clam Dippin'

6. The Door
7. Teenage Head

8. History

9. Don't Crowd Me

10. Glass in the Sand

11. Pushin' Too Hard

12. Headline

13. Lost World

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vol.11: The Strange Flowers (Pisa, Italy)

1. Carrin' to Pie
2. Girls of April
3. Apples in Your Eyes

4. Lemonade and Evergreen

5. Dreaming, Bleeding a Bit

6. Of Perception

7. Roger Tals to the Young Emily
8. Miriam of the Nile

9. December

10. Dear Prudence
11. The Chameleon

12. Takin' Care of Me

13. Me and the Eggman

14. Janet's Faces

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vol.12: The Fiends (Vancouver, Canada)

1. No More
2. Zombies (Have Feelings Too)
3. Lies
4. Get Yourself Home
5. My Ghoul Fiend
6. Come See Me
7. Burn Out
8. Don't Crowd Me
9. Stormy
10. Waiting for You
11. Blow Your Mind
12. Find My Way Back
13. Take Off

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Teen Trash vols.1-3
Teen Trash vols.4-6
Teen Trash vols.7-9
Teen Trash vols.13-15

Monday, 11 August 2008

Teen Trash vols.7-9

vol.7: The Others (Rome, Italy)

1. It's Eerie
2. Fallin' Off My World
3. Feel the Time
4. No More
5. Loose Lip Sync Ship
6. I'm Not There
7. Since You've Been Gone
8. It'll Never Work Out
9. You Better Know Why
10. Girl
11. In My Time
12. She's Gone
13. Never Before
14. Taste of the Same
15. Stompin'

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vol.8: The E-Types! (Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)

1. Engaged
2. Right Combination
3. Well Enough ALone
4. Socured Me of That
5. She Changes
6. What's Going On
7. Just Like Julie
8. Another Lonely Room
9. 1000 Times a Day
10. Everything
11. I Never Cried
12. Time Just Keeps Going

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vol.9: The 99th Floor (Torino, Italy)

1. Too Many Times
2. Stop and Try
3. Better Follow My Way
4. Claudette Jone
5. Just Another Day
6. Liar Liar
7. Green City Hopper
8. Losing Your Mind
9. Everyday I'll Try
10. The One Looking For
11. Never More
12. Things They Told Me
13. Baby
14. Jungle Stomp

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Teen Trash vols.1-3
Teen Trash vols.4-6
Teen Trash vols.10-12
Teen Trash vols.13-15

Friday, 8 August 2008

Teen Trash vols.4-6

vol.4: The Fuzztones (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

1. Nine Months Later
2. Girl, You Captivate Me
3. Cheyenne Rider

4. Greatest Lover in the World
5. I Can't Control Myself

6. You Must Be a Witch

7. Jack the Ripper

8. Action Speaks Louder than Words

9. I Never Know
10. Yeah Babe

11. My Nothing

12. Romilar D

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vol.5: The Double Naught Spys (New Haven, CT, U.S.A.)

1. You Better Tell Me Now
2. Right Where I Wanna Be
3. Tears from My Eyes

4. Mad at Me

5. Can't Tame Me

6. Now She's Cryin'

7. Outer Limits '66

8. And She Said Yes

9. Tryin' My Best

10. Won't Be the One

11. 2-Timin' Baby

12. Side-Swiped

13. I Hate Love

14. I Can't Understand

15. She Lied
16. Slow Down

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vol.6: The Ace-Tones (Delft, Holland)

1. Riot on Sunset Strip
2. 99th Floor
3. Five Years Ahead of My Time
4. You're No Good
5. Girl, You Captivate Me
6. Gotta Get Some
7. Bad Woman
8. Green Slime
9. I Can Only Give You Everything
10. Suzy Creamcheese
11. We're Pretty Quick
12. Action Woman
13. Grounded
14. Leaving Here
15. Journey to Tyme
16. No Friend of Mine
17. Blackout at Gretely
18. 7+7=

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Teen Trash vols.1-3
Teen Trash vols.7-9
Teen Trash vols.10-12
Teen Trash vols.13-15

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Teen Trash vols. 1-3

Teen Trash is a series within the Music Maniac records catalogue. A series full of independent newcomer bands from all over the world with one foot in the 60's and the other in the year 2000. This series is a tribute to a cult that refuses to die and its aim is to support all those local new acts, so they are able to present some vinyl or CD's to a much wider audience, than just the area where they come from.

vol.1: The Cryptones (Marseille, France)

1. I Can't Stand My Life Today
2. Spiritus Mundi
3. You've Got to Know

4. Le Roi de Quoi?

5. Si Tu Reviens chez Moi
6. Ha ne Peut Plus Durer

7. Spanish Waves

8. No Fun
9. Miserablement Votre

10. Brutal Beach

11. Tombeau

12. Je ne Vois Rien

13. Bad Times

14. Rockline

15. Have Love Will Travel

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vol.2: The Psychoviolets (Lawrence, KS, U.S.A.)

1. Swear to God
2. So Strange
3. Can't Go Back

4. Time

5. Welcome Death

6. Flesh Meets the Knife
7. Endless Days

8. I Gotta Move

9. What Is This

10. As They Do

11. Addicted to the Thought

12. Too Little Too Late

13. Stonede

14. D-Train
15. Screams

16. Do What You Want
17. Now I Know
18. Life in the Real World

19. The Box

20. I'm Down

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vol.3: The Burning Rain (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

1. Look in My Mirror
2. Pictures in the Fire
3. Evil Eye
4. Oracle
5. Love Is Like Dying
6. Purple Visions
7. Sirius (the Dog Star)
8. Put You Down
9. Twisted Flower
10. Into the Night

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Teen Trash vols.4-6
Teen Trash vols.7-9
Teen Trash vols.10-12
Teen Trash vols.13-15

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Inca Babies

Sometime in 1982 or 1983 in Manchester’s Hulme district the Inca Babies were formed. At the time, Manchester music was gripped by a schizophrenic jazz funk scene which was emulated by the "indie" scene’s own approximation with its "jangly, dancy" pop. In this climate the Inca Babies had no choice but to come up with their own sound. What resulted was a Raunchy Death Ray twang from a punk-trash, Americana perspective. Link Wray, the Cramps, the Gun Club and the Birthday Party were the spirit guidance, and a big influence. But, because the Incas were an obscenely English band impertinently playing out of their continent, people didn’t get it at first. However musicologist C.P Lee in his book on the Manchester music scene must have spotted something when he called them the ‘Hulme Cramps’. So indeed, must Radio 1 DJ John Peel and his producer John Walters. They took one listen to the first single The Interior and offered them a session on the spot. It was to be the first of four they did for Radio 1 between 1984-87. After this there was a frenzy of bookings for their rowdy live shows. No Cub Scout hut was too small or warehouse too large. Within a year they had been to every borough and city in the land, usually at the stick carpet end of town, and a fan base had gathered across the UK. With 2 number one slots in the Indie single chart and a top 5 album, "Rumble", the Incas soon began to find an audience abroad. Tours of Mainland Europe included Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria and all of Scandinavia. Three further Albums ("This Train", "Opium Den" and "Evil Hour") were released including six more singles all experiencing good sales and chart places. During this time, while popularity was not a problem keeping personnel was, and while singers and drummers came and went, the backbone of the band who played every gig and appeared on every record, Bill Marten (bass) and Harry Stafford (guitar, later Vocals) struggled to keep the integrity of the band alive. The end came when there were no more singers and no more drummers. By the late 80s acid clubbers raved through the night and there was no place for the Incas.

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Rumble (1985)

1. Crawling Garage
2. The Interior

3. Blind Man (the Chiller)

4. The Diseased Stranger Waltz

5. Leucotomy Meat Boss

6. Big Jugular

7. 16 Tons of Fink

8. Cactus Mouth Informer

9. Grease-Ball Mechanic

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This Train... (1986)

1. Plenty More Mutants
2. Correction Stack

3. Hole in the Gulley

4. Candy Mountain

5. Splatter Ballistics Cop
6. The Depths
7. Backyard Bones

8. Daniella
9. Call Me Enemy

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Opium Den (1986)

1. Opium Den
2. Thirst

3. Devil in My Room

4. Ramblin' Man

5. Big Cyprus

6. A Grim Thought

7. Dresden

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Evil Hour (1987)

1. Evil Hour
2. Long Uphill Trek

3. Partisans River

4. A Madmans Demise

5. Bad Hombre

6. Artillery Switchboard

7. Two Rails to Nowhere
8. Volts

9. Burning Town

10. Young Blood

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EPs & singles


1. The Interior single (1983)
2. Grunt Cadillac Hotel single (1984)

3. Big Jugular EP (1984)

4. The Judge single (1984)

5. Surfin' in Locustland EP (1985)

6. Splatter Ballistics Cop single (1985)

7. Buster's on Fire single (1986)

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