Thursday, 30 October 2008

New Race

An interesting one-time-only band, New Race was proof that good music can occur when "teachers" and "students" get together. In this instance, the "teachers" were ex-Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton and ex-MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson, who joined forces with "students" Deniz Tek, Rob Younger, and Warwick Gilbert, the latter three members of the seminal Australian punk band Radio Birdman. Tek was a Michigan native who'd emigrated to Australia in the early '70s, bringing his love of high-energy Detroit proto-punk with him. After Birdman's demise, he contacted Asheton and Thompson to come to Australia and form this ad-hoc touring outfit. New Race toured Australia once in 1981, playing mostly small halls and releasing one legit live LP and a few lo-fi bootlegs. While the resulting record, The First and the Last, benefits from a significant amount of in-studio sweetening (backing vocals are added, guitar solos overdubbed), it's still an exciting, guitar-fueled rave-up. Fans of the early-'70s Motor City sound or early Aussie punk wouldn't want to be without it.
~ John Dougan, All Music Guide

The First and the Last (1981)

1. Crying Sun
2. Haunted Road
3. Gotta Keep Moving

4. Breaks My Heart

5. Sad TV

6. Loose

7. November 22, 1963

8. Love Kills

9. Alone in the Endzone

10. Looking at You

11. Columbia

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The First to Pay (1989)

1. Smith and Wesson Blues
2. Haunted Road
3. Living World

4. Loose

5. TV Eye

6. Love Kills

7. November 22, 1963

8. 455 SD

9. Alone in the Endzone

10. Looking at You

11. New Race

12. Columbia

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The Second Wave (1990)

1. Burn My Eye
2. Alone in the Endzone
3. Man With the Golden Helmet
4. Breaks My Heart
5. Gotta Keep Movin'
6. Crying Sun
7. Sad TV
8. Loose
9. TV Eye
10. New Race

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Monday, 27 October 2008

Treasure Cat

Morphed from the ashes of Karma to Burn (Will), NYC (Matt), and Creek (Roy), Treasure Cat has been performing since Halloween 2003. Although vocal-less, Treasure Cat has an undeniable blend of anthem rock, crazy stage presence, solid instrumentation, and sonic riffs that hook deep enough to grab you at your core.

Demo EP (2006)

1. Equation part 4
2. This Mutha Fukka

3. Get on the Floor

4. Acidulous

5. Flashback

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Choice Cuts (2007)

1. Poltergator
2. Queen of Spades
3. King Shit of Fuck Avenue (203 McLane ave.)
4. Cerebral Ballsey
5. Hurt Myself Being Stupid
6. Dresden
7. Destructo Legatta
8. Snake Plissken (I Thought You Were Dead)
9. The Admirals
10. Battle of Britain
11. Captain Smirk
12. Shock and Awe
13. Valhalla
14. On A Clear Day
15. Pyroglyphics

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bitrate: 128kbps

Thursday, 23 October 2008


Örebro, Sweden's Truckfighters formed in the early 2000s but specialize in surprisingly authentic desert/stoner rock of the mid- to late-'90s variety -- reminiscent of Dozer, Kyuss, and Fu Manchu, in particular. Featuring vocalist/bassist Ozo, guitarists Fredo and Dango, and drummer Paco, the group debuted in 2003 via a split CD with hometown homies Firestone, lent the track "Analogous" to the following year's Fuzzcollection No. 1 stoner rock compilation, and finally unleashed their full-length debut, Gravity X, in 2005.
~ Eduardo Rivadavia, All Music Guide

Fuzz Split of the Century (2003)

1. The Special Theory of Relativity
2. Nitro

3. Helium 28
4. New Woman

5. Truckfighters & Firestone - Valium

6. Code to Destroy
7. Megalomania
8. Planet Remover
9. High Ride
10. Let the Sky Fall

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bitrate: 320kbps
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Gravity X (2005)

1. Desert Cruiser
2. Gargarismo

3. Momentum

4. Freewheelin'

5. The Deal

6. Superfunk

7. Subfloor

8. Gweedo-Weedo

9. Manhattan Project

10. In Search of (the)

11. Intermission

12. A. Zapruder

13. Altered State

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Phi (2007)

1. Atomic
2. Fortyeight
3. Kickdown
4. Chamelion
5. Dysthymnia
6. Slacken
7. Warhead
8. Traffic
9. Slides
10. The Game

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bitrate: 192kbps

Monday, 20 October 2008

Scientists - 2nd period part II

This Heart Doesn't Run on Blood, This Heart Doesn't Run on Love EP (1984)

1. Nitro
2. Solid Gold Hell

3. I Cried No Tears

4. Crazy Heart

5. This Life of Yours

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Weird Love (1986)

1. Swampland
2. Hell Beach

3. Demolition Derby

4. Murderess in a Purple Dress

5. We Had Love

6. Nitro

7. If It's the Last Thing I Do

8. Lead Foot

9. When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow

10. Atom Bomb Baby

11. Set It on Fire

12. You Only Live Twice

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Sedition (2007)

1. Swampland
2. Burnout
3. Solid Gold Hell
4. Nitro
5. Blood Red River
6. Set It on Fire
7. Rev Head
8. When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow
9. Lead Foot
10. Backwards Man
11. We Had Love

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bitrate: 192kbps

Scientists - 1st period
Scientists - 2nd period part I

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Scientists - 2nd period part I

In September 1981, Salmon and Boris Sujdovic (ex Rockets) reformed the band, with Brett Rixon on drums and Tony Thewlis (ex Helicopters) on guitar, and prepared to move to Sydney. For this version of the band, the musical direction of the band turned more towards psychedelic-tinged rock'n'roll that often resembled what would later be known as grunge, as well as incorporating the influence of bands such as the Cramps, Suicide, the Stooges and Captain Beefheart. By the end of 1983, the Scientists were one of the most popular Australian independent bands. Deciding to move on to new horizons, they left Australia to move to London in March 1984. In October 1984, the band supported the Gun Club on their European tour. By this time, the band's music had left the Cramps-like sound behind, becoming much darker and harsher and coming more uniquely into their own. This lineup returned to Australia in April 1987 for the Human Jukebox tour. The band toured Australia in November 1987, with a lineup of Salmon, Thewlis, Combe on drums and Brett Rixon rejoining on bass. Their last show was at the Shenton Park Hotel, Perth, Saturday 27 November 1987.
The first version of the Scientists, as the Salmon/Baker/Sharples/Juniper lineup, reformed for a one-off show in Perth on 10 February 1995. There have been other reformation shows of both versions of the band. In May 2006 the band were invited by Mudhoney to play at the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival in the UK. They also supported Mudhoney at a performance at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on May 11, 2006.

Blood Red River 1982-1984 (2000)

1. Set It on Fire
2. Blood Red River
3. Revhead

4. Burnout

5. The Spin

6. When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow

7. Swampland

8. This Is My Happy Hour

9. We Had Love

10. Clear Spot

11. Nitro

12. Solid Gold Hell

13. Murderess in a Purple Dress

14. Backwards Man

15. Demolition Derby

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The Human Jukebox 1984-1986 (2002)

1. Atom Bomb Baby
2. It Came Out of the Sky
3. Lead Foot
4. Hell Beach
5. Psycho Cook Supreme
6. Go Baby Go
7. You Only Live Twice
8. If It's the Last Thing I Do
9. Shine
10. Distortion
11. Braindead
12. It Must Be Nice
13. A Place Called Bad
14. Human Jukebox

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bitrate: 192kbps

You Get What You Deserve (1985)

1. Hell Beach
2. If It's the Last Thing I Do
3. Bad Priest
4. Demolition Derby
5. It Came Out of the Sky
6. Atom Bomb Baby
7. Go Baby Go
8. Psycho Cook Supreme
9. Lead Foot
10. Murderes in a Purple Dress
11. Backwards Man
12. Temple of Love

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Scientists - 1st period
Scientists - 2nd period part II

Monday, 13 October 2008

Scientists - 1st period

Kim Salmon had formed a protopunk band, the Cheap Nasties, in August 1976. He left them in December 1977. The remainder of the band, with Robbie Porritt joining as lead vocalist, continued as The Manikins. Salmon then replaced Mark Demetrius in the Exterminators, who then became known as the Invaders. The lineup included Roddy Radalj (guitar, vocals), Boris Sujdovic (bass) and John Rowlings (drums). The Invaders became the Scientists in May 1978, when James Baker from the Victims replaced John Rowlings. Sujdovic left the band in August 1978. The songwriting partnership that ensued, with Baker writing lyrics which Salmon would put to music, naturally favoured a melodic pop infused style of punk. The band started playing again in January 1979 with Dennis Byrne on bass. This lineup recorded the band's first single, "Frantic Romantic"/"Shake (Together Tonight)", released in June 1979 on the DNA label. Radalj and Byrne left in April 1979, to be replaced by Ben Juniper (guitar) and Ian Sharples (bass). This lineup recorded the band's second release, The Scientists EP (released February 1980) and did two tours of Melbourne and Sydney, in December 1979 and February/March 1980. In Melbourne, the band appeared on pop TV show Countdown, performing "Last Night" from the EP. Juniper left the band in May 1980 and Salmon, Baker and Sharples continued as a three-piece. The band broke up in January 1981 after recording their album, The Scientists (commonly referred to as The Pink Album), released in August 1981.

The Scientists (1981)

1. Shadows of the Night
2. Girl

3. I'm Looking for You

4. She Said She Loves Me

5. Sorry

6. That Girl
7. High Noon

8. Last Night

9. Pissed on Another Planet

10. Teenage Dreamer

11. Another Sunday

12. Walk the Plank

13. Larry

14. Making a Sense

15. It'll Never Happen Again

16. Bet Ya Lyin'

17. It's for Real

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Pissed on Another Planet (2004 compilation)

1. Frantic Romantic
2. Shake Together Tonite
3. Pissed on Another Planet
4. Last Night
5. It's for Real
6. Bet Ya Lyin'
7. Larry
8. Teenage Dreamer
9. That Girl
10. She Said She Loves Me
11. Shadows of the Night
12. High Noon
13. Girl
14. Lookin' for You
15. Walk the Plank

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Scientists - 2nd period part I
Scientists - 2nd period part II

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Heavy Trash

A meeting of the minds between two musicians who explore the nexus between punk rock and roots music, Heavy Trash is a collaboration between Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray. Spencer first attracted the attention of adventurous music fans in 1985 with his primitive guitar work and raw vocals with frantic noise merchants Pussy Galore, but when the band split in 1990, he joined forces with guitarist Judah Bauer and drummer Russell Simins to form the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Melding R&B accents and Spencer's feral blues wailing with a fractured but potent post-punk attack, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion became one of the most acclaimed and controversial indie bands on the 1990s. Strong as the Blues Explosion was, Spencer was always on the lookout for new avenues for his music and during his downtime he also performed and recorded with R.L. Burnside, Boss Hog, the Gibson Brothers, Dub Narcotic Sound System, and Spencer Dickinson. In 2005, Spencer began writing and recording material with Matt Verta-Ray, who played bass with the acclaimed alternative group Madder Rose on their first two albums as well as handling guitar chores for the more hard-edged blues punk band Speedball Baby, who had toured with Blues Explosion. (In addition, both Spencer and Verta-Ray had recorded with R&B sleaze legend Andre Williams; Spencer contributed to his 2000 album The Black Godfather while Verta-Ray lent his guitar skills to 2001's Bait and Switch.) Spencer and Verta-Ray named their collaboration Heavy Trash, and in 2005 they released their first album, simply titled Heavy Trash, which eased back on the blues textures of their earlier work in favor of a pronounced rockabilly and honky tonk flavor; the album was also engineered and co-produced by Verta-Ray at his recording studio, N.Y. Hed. In 2007, Heavy Trash returned with a second album, Going Way Out with Heavy Trash.
~ Mark Deming, All Music Guide

Official site
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Heavy Trash (2005)

1. Dark Hair'd Rider
2. Lover Street
3. The Loveless

4. Walking Bum

5. Justine Alright

6. Under the Waves
7. The Hump

8. Mr.K.I.A.

9. Gatorade

10. This Day Is Mine
11. Fix These Blues

12. Take My Hand

13. Yeah Baby

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Going Way Out With Heavy Trash (2007)

1. Pure Gold
2. Outside Chance
3. Double Line
4. Kissy Baby
5. That Ain't Right
6. I Want Oblivion
7. Way Out
8. She Baby
9. They Were Kings
10. Crazy Pritty Baby
11. I Want Refuge
12. Crying Tramp
13. You Can't Win

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bitrate: 192kbps

Monday, 6 October 2008

Speedealer part II

Here Comes Death (2000)

1. Hit It and Run
2. CCCP (Cold War Blues)

3. You Lose, I Win

4. Nobody's Hell Like Mine

5. Cream #1

6. Sasparilla
7. Death

8. Hate You Better

9. No More

10. Drink me Dead

11. 1:50 AM

12. Washed Up

13. Absinthe

14. We Are Diseased
15. Dealer's Choice

16. Tweeked

17. California Tumbles Into the Sea

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bitrate: 192kbps

Second Sight (2002)

1. Leave Me Alone
2. Second Sight

3. All the Things You'll Never Be

4. The Thin Air

5. Days of Red

6. As Ever

7. Kill Myself Tonight

8. Blinded

9. Fractured

10. Slowly, Burning... Alive

11. Infinitesimal

12. Machinations

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bitrate: 192kbps

Bleed (2003)

1. Rock and Roll
2. Bleed
3. On my Way

4. When the Demon Is at Your Door

5. Choked

6. All Night Long

7. Inventor of Evil

8. Gone

9. Come On and Kill Me

10. Tomorrow

11. Waste Away

12. Rise Up (and Fall)

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Burned Alive (2003)

1. Hit It and Run
2. All the Things
3. You Lose, I Win
4. Gotterdammerung
5. Rock and Roll
6. Machinations
8. Second Sight
9. Sasparilla
10. Cream #1
11. Absinthe
12. Bleed
13. Kill Myself
14. On My Way
15. Fractured
16. Pigfucker
17. Drink Me Dead

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bitrate: 192kbps

Speedealer part I

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Speedealer part I

Speedealer originally formed in 1994 in Lubbock, TX, under the name REO Speedealer. When REO Speedwagon served the band a cease-and-desist order on their moniker, they shortened their name to Speedealer. In 1998, the band released their debut, self-titled album on Royalty Records. The following year, the hard rocking foursome -- made up of singer/guitarist Jeff Hirshberg, bassist Rodney Skelton, drummer Harden Harrison, and guitarist Eric Schmidt -- released their follow-up record, Here Comes Death, on the same label. Royalty Records went bankrupt soon after the band's second release, leaving Speedealer to their own devices for exposure. Label-less and musically driven, they played 309 shows in 1999 to stay in the public eye, pairing up with such like-minded, aggressive rockers as Zeke, Fu Manchu, Neurosis, and GWAR. Speedealer's efforts finally paid off when Palm Records A&R man Michael Alago (who signed Metallica to Elektra and White Zombie to Geffen) contracted the band to his label. Palm Records re-released Here Comes Death in 2000, and Second Sight in 2002.
~ Jennifer Maerz, All Music Guide

REO Speedealer (Spanish Fly Records, 1996)

1. Binge
2. 10 Horsepower Briggs & Stratton

3. Swingin'

4. Dealer's Choice

5. Cocaine Joey

6. Zeke

7. The Great Santini

8. Cream #1

9. Brown

10. They Is as They Does

11. Showgirls

12. Fancy Pants

13. My Headers Are Hot

14. Viva la Vulva

15. Sticky Alan

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REO Speedealer (Royalty Records, 1998)

1. Turkeyneck
2. Screamer
3. Double Clutchin' Finger Fuckin'
4. Gotterdammerung
5. Cocaine Dave
6. Teenage
7. Schlitterbahn
8. Pussy
9. Pig Fucker
10. Move It or Lose It
11. Nothing to Me
12. Come Down
13. Get a Rope
14. Crank Bait
15. Ain't Fuckin' Around

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bitrate: 192kbps

Speedealer part II

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