18 déc. 2006

When skeletons play bongos...

Well, it' surely Tempo tantrum !

I remember this year 1989, when I came to Mulhouse, France, not far from the Germany frontier. My friend who lived there bring me to a cool vinyl shop where I found this superb piece of rock'nroll.
At that time I just known the name A Bones by another friend of mine who was fond of Cramps, (Miriam Linna was the second Cramps drummer), Gun Club, etc... (you know, this strange kind of stuff; devil rock for deranged kids !?)
Hmmm,, well, so do I buy this, certain to keep back home a -bizarrerie.
In the meanwhile, I did my rock'nroll way, and been introduced to Norton label, and so Miriam Linna, etc, etc...

Today, it's with real emotion,and great pleasure that I keep off this piece of pure rockab/rock'nroll from my cellar, just for ...you.


Tempo Tantrum 10"EP (Exile, 1986, EX 10 EP 03)
-Gonna Be Loved
-Froggy Went A-Courtin'
-Betty Lou Got A New Tattoo
-Lordy Hoody

Line up :
Billy Miller: lead vocals
Lars Espensen: sax, backing vocals
Bruce Bennett: guitar, backing vocals
Mike Lewis: bass
Miriam Linna: drums, lead and backing vocals

More infos on Linna on Wikipedia.

the file : (pw is wtai) http://rapidshare.com/files/8011242/0027abo06.rar.html

It's Venus time !

Thanks to John T Chance who send me this great and brand new pop album, of a new band called VENUS PARADISE. In fact the new project of Laurent Bauer from Bogeymen fame.
We have already had a clue of his new direction on "Perfect colors", the last Mellow album, but now that's for sure.
Good Electro-pop for Christmas. Listen to "Goodbye" or "Koukie", there are future classic gems.

Go to their myspace for some mp3.

4 déc. 2006

Now you know... the reason of my name :

The awaited posting of the second album (CD version) of the french kings of R'n'blues. Just for your pleasure.
(Thanks to Stéphane of Dig for the original production of these killers at that time : 1992 and 1994).

Action Time/Roaming Child/You've Got No Scruples/Reservations/We'll Feel Alright/I Feel Well/I'll Never Be Someone Like You/Hate & Love/She Drives Me Crazy/I Don't Wanna Lose My Baby/I Want It No Shame/Ain't No Shame

See again thee cave for the different picture of the second pressing, on vinyl, and more infos. (Sorry, this site on geocities is now deleted : 17/04/2010); so here is the cool Lp picture :

> and don't forget some cool 1993 live b/w pics on le blog d'hector

The file :

Better late than never... (The Bogeymen, part 3)

The Bogeymen !, again.
By popular request (and François, don't miss it this time!) :
re-post of the Bogeymen's first album. (see archive of July for complete infos).

of course, pw is wtai, as usual.

Groovy time with...

The Out Four !

At last, the first (and last) ep by my late band.
This one should have been edited by Groovy Eyes at that time, (1995) and that never was.
So we did on a limited basis of 100 copies given free with our lp, in 1997.
4 songs from the first and last ep of this french Rnb/Garage band.

As it is pretty rare, I give today the opportunity to listen to :

You can look

What he'd say

Bad boy

Groovy time

Enjoy !

I've got no scrupules... (Bogeymen part 2)

to share Bogeymen on Action time !
© photo : F. Guigue

Previously I had posted the first album by this legendary french rnb/beat band,and by request I will repost it soon, but today, prepare yourselves to an incredible invasion:
the rare collection of their singles, eps and compilation tracks.
(to see the complete disco with pics, go to theecave)

Let's go :

You Are On My Mind/Candy
, F.F.Fascination Records, FFF 004, 1992

As Live As You Want Them EP, (Guess Who) Records, Guess EP 001, 1993
(Inside insert contains a card represented here with a different photo than the poor original cover, and noted : "France's newest hitmakers")

Action Time/I'm Sure You'll Get Everything You Want/Don't Try To Put Me Down/Tell Me What To Do/When I Get To You

You’ve Got No Scruples EP, Detour Records, 1993

You've Got No Scruples/Let Me Give You My Love/Gimme A Little Sign

Break Away, “ Penguins And Bondage” LP, That’s Entertainment, THEN 018, 1992 (recording demo from 1990). This appeared there caus the bassist for this session was norwegian. One of the first official recording known of the band!?

Just A Dream
, “Larsen #7” CD, Larsen magazine, 1992

I Want Her By My Side, Snap!! Records, The Sound Of Snap 7” EP, FUN 7001, 1994

Now, get the file :

1 déc. 2006

By request : Four wolly giants !

The WYLDE MAMMOTHS rare eps !

At last, the first ep by this greaaat 80's swedish band.
Twilightzone offered you the second ep on Crypt in November, so here is the rest of the rare disco on extended plays.

To begin, the ultra rare first one on Mystery scene, 1986. Greatsongs, with the hyper recognizible voice of Peter Maniette. So cool. European beat at his best.
All The Birds Are Gone/I’ve Been Hurt (And She Don’t Care)/I Got You/You Gonna Need Me When I’m Gone
Thank you Marco for this one, and for having made me discover the greatness of this band some 20 years ago.

To continue, the flexi given free with issue 3 of the Splendid dutch fanzine in 1988. Two songs. One "I can't go without you" as good as on the previous ep, the other "Deep down in misery" as recorded live, with a poorer sound.

Third, the free ep given with issue 7 of Misty Lane fanzine in 1994. Four great unreleased tracks :
You Gotta Go/Drivin’/Bloodhound/I Can’t Change.
A treasure for all the sad fans. Listen to the melancholic byrd's guitar on "You gotta go", or the ballad "I Can’t Change"... it's making cry.

Listen I can't change

For the complete discography, I just can advise you to go to the cave, to see all the picture covers.

Beat girls and boys from all over the world, ENJOY !!

The file : http://rapidshare.com/files/5651871/00022wyld06.rar.html

13 nov. 2006

Uncut and classified 1A

That's what Swamp Dogg called himself his music in this superb compilation of unreleased wild material from 1981.
After Total destruction to your mind, enjoy this second bullet !

Listen to Forever hold your peace

Uncut and Classified 1A (Charly, 1981)

Line up :
Swamp Dogg : vocals, piano and rapping (not in this present version.)
Jesse Pete Carb : guitar
with two or three additions of The Swamp Dogg Band.

01 Buzzard luck/Don't you try to be my man.
02 Forever hold your peace
03 Creeping away/Remember I said tomorrow
04 Mama's baby, daddy's maybe
06 Ebony and Jet/ God Bless America for what?
08 Lucille and her man
14 Synthetic world

Now, listen to wild R&B :

30 oct. 2006

And now...ladies and gentlemen...

one of our favorite 60's TV hero :

For those of you who are lovers of Lalo Shifrin, and whose these bad reissues of great "re-recorded" soundtracks some years ago have given needs to die... I offer today one of the best of these, in real 60's fuzzorama, and from a mint vinyl copy.
Hear "Fear" with this real fuzzy guirar. It has no comparison with the re-recording !!
Copy found at Black and White Records shop, Nice, France (in summer 1999)

Mannix, original soundtrack (Warner/Parmount French edition 1969)


01 Mannix [Main Title]
02 The Edge Of Night
03 The Girl Who Came In With The Tide
04 Beyond The Shadow Of Today
05 The Shadow
06 Turn Every Stone
07 Hunt Down
08 Warning - Live Blueberrys
09 Fear
10 The End Of The Rainbow
11 End Game

get it :
pw of course : wtai

16 oct. 2006

They were the real stars in France !

This one is specially dedicated to RYP from Twilightzone, the best blogger of the (o) zone.

When they came to Paris in 1983, the Real Kids were already adopted by the french public. The whole story has obviously started there with their first single produced by Philippe Garnier in 1977 on Sponge Records. After that, a Real Kids fan club in Bordeaux (west of France) took the affair in hands and supported the group through the early eighties, with the help of the New Rose label and the Nineteen (19) fanzine.
In 1982, a new album went out, "Outta place" and the band came again to Paris some months after. New Rose published a souvenir of the evening set. It will be reissued later in CD with other studio material. But it's another story.
Enjoy this rare live set.
And visit this superb
Real kids fan web site
, showing the whole disco plus the different family trees.

All Kindsa Jerks, live (New Rose NR330 Rose 21)
recorded live at Paris Bataclan feb-2nd 1983

Outta Place - 4.27
No Place Fast - 2.40
She Don't Know - 4.01
Common at Noon - 3.02
Boob - 2.50
Baby's Book - 2.50 Can't Talk to that Girl - 3.07
Bad to Worse - 1.58
She got everything - 2.40
My Way - 1.46
All Kindsa Girls - 7.50

John Felice / guitar vocals - Allen Paulino / bass vocals - Billy Cole / guitar vocals - Bobby Morin / drums


25 sept. 2006

Some days off ! (a Birdman fly)

As I'm working far from home all this week, (go to Paris, where I could see the Radio Birdman on wednesday !!), there won't be postings til next sunday. But as I post not so often, I guess it will not annoys you so much.
Thanks for those of you who read me. And enjoy the Shoes lp !

the Boomerang Effect !

"It may not have the hip thing to do at the time but Shoes carried on the pure pop traditions of the Beatles and the Raspberries during the late '70s and early '80s with a charming innocence and execution unmatched by the more derivative bands lumped into the category "power pop."

Shoes was formed by in Zion, IL, in 1975 by Jeff Murphy, John Murphy, Gary Klebe, and Skip Meyer -- the Murphys and Klebe all sharing songwriting duties. After one self-made and extremely limited album (only 300 were pressed), 1975's Un Dans Versalles, and the unreleased Bazooka (1976), they recorded their true debut for national consumption, Black Vinyl Shoes, in Jeff Murphy's living room and released it on their own label, Black Vinyl Records. Though it was barely distributed, enough critics and key people heard the record to start a word-of-mouth buzz. Eventually, Greg Shaw, the head of Bomp! Records, heard the record and arranged for the band to release one single, the brilliant "Tommorrow Night"/"Okay," on his label. A contract with Elektra Records soon followed. Elektra released the group's next three, textbook power-pop albums: Present Tense (1979), Tongue Twister (1981), and Boomerang (1982). Despite the instantly accessible, catchy quality of the songs, they were unable to achieve mainstream success -- among specialists however, these albums, along with the debut, stand as the high points of the era" (...)
(by Chris Woodstra from Allmusic.com)

You can read a whole interview of Jeff Murphy of the Shoes on :Perfect sound forever

Line up :
Gary Klebe - vocals and guitar
Jeff Murphy - vocals and guitar
John Murphy -vocals and bass

Tracklisting, Boomerang/ Shoes on ice (live 1981), New Rose fan club 028, 1982 :

In Her Shadow
Too Soon
Double Talk
The Summer Rain
Under The Gun
The Tube
What Love Means
Bound To Be A Reason
Shake It Away
Tested Charms
Too Late (Live)
Hangin' Around With You (Live)
Cruel You (Live)
In My Arms Again (Live)
She Satisfies (Live)
Hate To Run (Live)

file (pw is wtai) : http://rapidshare.de/files/34370810/00018sho06.rar.html

16 sept. 2006

You must break that semi-circular kind of mold...

with LMNOP !!
(80's Pop at his very best.)

LMNOP is Stephen Fievet, an Atlanta native whose deceptively sweet vocal style and fondness for near-bubblegum melodies partially hides about the most twisted, perverse sense of humor in rock & roll history.(...)
LMNOP first hit the pop underground with three self-released cassettes, 1982's LMNOP, 1984's LMNOP LMNOP, and 1985's LMNO3. Fievet's most accessible work, these tapes are ultra-catchy pop with clever lyrics, hooks aplenty, and Fievet's most deceptively innocent vocals. Fievet re-recorded some tracks from these three tapes for his first two vinyl albums, 1986's Elemen Opee Elpee and 1987's Pony, which sound like a cross between R. Stevie Moore and the Three O'Clock (...)
(rest of the story by Stewart Mason on Allmusic.com.)

For my part, LMNOPee Lpee is one of my favorite pop album , and while his weird texts could make me remember of Zappa or Captain Beefheart, we could also musically filed it between The Last, the Squeeze, Undertones, (listen to this guitar), and for the kind of compact and much personnal songwriting : Devo and Lloyd Cole. (waouh !)

Stefen Fievet have a web site, where you could find all you want to : from the music to his weird comics.

LMNOP is Stephen Fievet (guit, keys, bass, vocals), Steve Lange (drums, keys, vocals), with Tom Lewis (bass, keys), Ken Sailer (guit., bass)

Elemen opee elpee (New Rose 109 french edition;1986)

Tapes, Like A Diatom, Please Believe Me, Constant Change, The Big Ride, Wanna Write A Letter, Kaleidoscope, Escapes, Breakfast Cereal, This Is Logical Thinking, Semi-Circular, Impossible, Y?, Comparative Analysis,Sandwich Time For The Smaller Children.

file to get the album (pw is wtai): http://rapidshare.de/files/33445535/0017lmn06.rar.html

31 août 2006

Out in the rain... the What For !

(...and it works !!)
There is so much time passed since my last note, so it's time for... action now !
After the Kliek, and to return on dutch beat, like I had promess sometime, here is a fabulous beat band form Berlin that you can't live without.

"The kings of beatmusic in the eighties in Germany. Unrivaled and already a legend this band had it all. They were like the Pretty Things, the Kinks, The Who, The Downliner's Sect packed together in one !
"Bad night" is from their legendary first ep (...)"
(from the notes of Mike Korbik, owner of Twang Records, on his double cd comp "Tomorrow's pebbles today !" published in 1995)
* Heard about Mike on his page on : Myspace

I'd like to add the Outsiders (holland) in the list of influences this great band had.
This is one of the best records of my beat collection of the eighties, and you can file this alongside the records of other classics like the Creeps, the Wylde Mammooths, the Beatpack (soon on action Time), the Tell Tale Hearts,... to name but a few. Thanks to Twang Records for his very good taste, and his work in the eighties.

The What For were :
Urs Zelle : vocals; Pete Johannsen : drums; Martin : guitar; Boris Borowski : organ; Klotte/Thomas Starke : harmonica; Stephan Schulz : Bass guitar

Tracklisting of the album:

The What...for ! (Twang Records 1989)

01 Mach' mich an
02 Meany geany
03 You hurt me
04 He doesn't work
05 You drive me crazy
06 She's gone
07 I want it all
08 Of hopes and dreams
09 Comin' home.
10 By your side
11 Clarabella
12 Heartbeat
13 Her
14 The cost of living

In bonus, I add the Out in the rain ep (Twang 1991) :

15 Out in the rain
16 Rotkarierte petersilie
17 How I feel
18 Say alright

and 19 "Bad night", one track from their first (and sought after) ep that you can listen right now to cry alone in your bedroom :

(thanks to J-Marc Varlet from Varluche Records for having sent me the picture of the cover.)

the file : http://rapidshare.de/files/31477051/00016wf06.rar.html
pw,of course : wtai
Enjoy everybody !!

21 août 2006

Bunnys are wild !!

Un morceau rare des Bunnys, un des groupes phare du mouvement garage japonais ‘Group sounds" des 60’s. Ce dernier est tiré d’un ep que l’on m’avait enregistré sur K7 et dont le titre écrit en caractère japonais m’est resté indéchifrable .
nb : la pochette très belle du disque présenté ci- à côté ne correspond néanmoins pas au mp3.
 Anyway, enjoy !

I discovered The Japanese Bunnys about ten years ago, when visiting a friend those collection is about 60's punk and garage fuzz ep and singles with picture sleeves.
He sorted me this single, (or ep), with a great colour ps,and recorded this fantastic song for me. As frantic, wild and mad as this one, I didn't know at this period. (listen to the "hoo ha" of the singer and the super fuzz solo at the middle, it's grandissimo !)
But I can't read japanese writing, and even with some research on the web, I couldn't find what this title is all about.

Perhaps you could help me ?

And now, a great bio of Takeshi Terauchi and the Bunnys,from the Fancymag.

ps : there are two superb compil of singles (apparently) of the Bunnys on PVine, but I don't know them, and I didn't recognize the japanese signs of the title on the tracklisting of both.
More info on : Blues interactions

and for the lovers of surf sound, and Takeshi Terauchi, I strongly recommend this : Wfmu.org, where you could listen the mp3 for "This is Terauchi Bushi", by Takeshi Terauchi with his first band, Bunnys.

20 août 2006

I wish I had answered

Vanguard Two-Fers

"Launched in the late 60s, originally, this was a budget-priced ($5.98) series of double disk "best-of" recordings in gatefold sleeves, instantly enlarged to include several originals and spoken word recordings from their backlist. The design was Vanguard's rote Colonel Parker marketing ("Give 'em a picture of the boy and his name") file-shot/name formula which nonetheless gave Vanguard a distinct look. There was generally no text inside, the center fold being a collection of small photos or a large one - generally blurry". (from Greg Pennell of Farina Files1)

I wish I had answered by the Staple Singers is a great song full of soul that you can find in the magnific compilation Great folksingers of the sixties
My personnal one is a french vinyl edition, with an orange sleeve, but it's the same inside. It's worth the buying.

Enjoy this track right now : I wish I had answered

17 août 2006

Rare and unknown R'n'blues original !

The original blues sound of Charles Brown & Amos Milburn is an lp which was lent to me by (again) my friend Claude, and it's a killer for those who love this kind of music.
We're here in pure presence of black Rhythm'n'blues, like what you can expect from great artists like Charles Brown and Amos Milburn back in the 50's. But the case is that I haven't the album no longer in hands (and was it documented ? I can't remember), but I found no informations at all concerning the thing on the net.

The strange fact is that there is a lot of organ, and an orchestra. It's written : "with Jackie Shane, Bob Marshall and the Crystals", so I presume it's a just a tribute to Misters Brown and Milburn...? But anyway, it's a great album, and I'd like to share it with amateurs.
ps : The jpg of the cover is very poor, sorry, caus I made a bad scan at the time, but as soon as I put again my hands on the copy, I do the job again, better this time.

* If you know more about this strange album, don't hesitate to leave a comment, please.

Here we go with what I consider as the best selections :

Educated fool

Ain't no big thing

A big bite of the blues

The original blues sound of Charles Brown & Amos Milburn

Trouble blues 2:35
Please sing my blues 3:07
I want to go home 2:34
Educated fool 2:18
Slave for your baby 2:13
Chickadee 2:13
Shout with me 2:16
Ain't no big thing 2:24
A big bite of the blues 2:56

download the album
(pw : wtai)

16 août 2006

The Kliek are well respected men !

As promised, here is a unissued compilation, and a gift, from a fan for all the lovers of this great dutch band.
Here we can listen to the talent and the evolution of a so cool band formerly inspired by some 60's icons like the Byrds, the Outsiders and... the Monkees which came to the rupture when too much dissension (as usal !?).
Then Marcel krupp quit to form the Trebble Spankers, a surf guitar drenched combo, and Robert Mûtter called again his ancient pal Stefan Steutel, to make his new wild and great trio "Kek'66".
But no more balabla, come and listen to BEHIND BARS, the second lp of the KLIEK, a super effort full of great ballads, of garage folk mid tempo, which with "Feel good", the third and last studio album represents the summum of their sound and carreer. (with the first "Zitj let me staan" ep in my opinion, but all are superb anyway).

Behind Bars lp (Grabo 002-L) 1990

Going too far
I'm gonna get that girl
Quiet side of the bay
I wonder
None of your business
Now I have
I nevertold ou
Today I'm gay
You're the only world I know
I'm never coming back
Leave my house

As a gift never came alone, you'll fine in bonus a rare (and non authorised, but Robert, if you see, hey!, it's for posterity !) compilation of all the singles and comps extracts the Kliek have made. (taken from my own personnal collection).

At this point, just one precision about the discography. There never been a "Across the milky way" single in 1989, as noted in some fanzines (french almost at that time). It was a live k7 recorded at the Milky way club an edited by the band's label).
For the complete disco with pictures of covers, see : veltink.org
and for a real good damn bio, go to : Kliek bio

Now, let's go, and thanks to you, the Kliek for all you did.

Singles, rare tracks :

- Valleri ep (Kep011) 12/88
- Glitter and gold (Scap001 in Ex Nexus n°9 fanzine given split ep)

- Sandra/House of stone (Twang 130662- 1992)

- Me right now/Nothing's changed (Twist6 ep 1992)

- It's my pride/More and more amore/I'll find a way/No one here to play with (Outer limits 62-702 ep) 1994
- House in he country (in "Animal, tribute to The Kinks" Animals Records)
- Love song n°2 (in "Misfits, tribute to the Outsiders", Scalp)
- Girl in black (in Larsen fanzine n°7, 1993)
- Look out, here comes tomorrow (in "Black beauties, a fab comp, Fab Rec.)

All ripped from glorious vinyls.
file : http://rapidshare.de/files/29953666/0015kl06

15 août 2006

Why wait until tomorrow for..The Gorillas ?

Jesse Hector message to the world :
"The stars in the sky are the good human beings of the past- the ones who came here and tried to do their best to do good and help others. Some stars are given a little extra in their image and style to help the young one with a very powerful thing that's called Rock'n'roll. These extraordinary people that have this something can be called back to heaven by God at any time and at moments notice.
It seems to me that God needs Good Stars out there to help the people down there. You who read this have a God over you - your own God - so you must do what you think is right on the earth. Always help people who are hurt, or lying on the floor., help them back on their feet.

God Bless everybody".
How will I ever forget : Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Brian Jones, Marc Bolan, Jimi Hendrix
Jesse Hector, 8th February 1978

Jesse Hector very well personified what the power of a rock trio may signify. (look today at the Embrooks for example).
Associated for a time in the 60's with the cult uk mod band the Clique, he soon after formed the Hammersmith Gorillas trio, who, right in the middle of a rock transition at the beginning of the 70's, and before the start of the british punk movement, gave the original rock'n'roll a second life, with a special mod touch. But the modernism of Jesse Hector went through a very basic rock, marked by the heavy sound of the 70's.
Tremulous voice, big guitar, solo "à la Hendrix"...
One of the greatest "loser" (underrated king) of Rock'n'roll.

Some good links to know (much) more about Jesse Hector and his different bands :
Mohairsweets , fan site with anecdotes, discography with sleeves, and a lot of pics
Damagedgoods Records, with a great story

Note that Rpm had also edited a superb compilation with many singles. So it's worth complete with this one too.

Message to the World
(Damaged Goods, 1998)
re-issue of the legendary debut album of the Gorillas from 1978, with 3 bonus tracks "I'm Seventeen" "My Son's Alive" and "It's My Life".
8 pages booklet, complete with pics

* and in extra bonus for you, I added 4 singles :

- Gorillas : she's my gal/why wait until tomorrow ? (Chiswick 1974)
- Jesse Hector & the sound : Leavin' town/I need lovin' (Clawfish 1992)
- Jesse Hector & the Sound : Running wild (Hartbeat fanzine 1994 freebee ep)
- Jesse Hector & the Gatecrasher : In my soul (split 7" Zombie dance Rec. 1996)

File : http://rapidshare.de/files/29529643/0013gor06.rar.html

11 août 2006

Poem for Malcolm : Archie Shepp

"Archie Shepp is not only a musician. For a long time, he hesitated between being a playwriter or being a jazzman. As a revolutionnary author, he wrote many plays and poems where he expressed his ideas. To-day, it's a new homage to the black murdered leader he give you, this on a simple rhythmic background. About his music. Archie said: "the music called "New Thing:' is not really a new thing. The new jazz it's the old jazz. There is nothing really new happennig except a message that couldn't be delivered before. This is the only way we can say there is anything new. And this message, it is the truth. It says the pain of a big lot of people. It speaks of emancipation, of destruction of ghettos, of fascism. I am a black jazzman, a black father, a black American, an antifascist; I am indignant by the war, by Vietnam, by the exploitation of my brothers, and my music is all about that. This is the New Thing... The Europeans made war twice... It was a part of the thruth. Any question about moral, political or social engagements in an important thing for these men. This is why to-day a whiste European artist has a point of view. For a long time, a point of view that was not theirs was .imposed to the black Americans... As a strange matter of fact. I am one of the few Black who can live decently. I was lucky, but behind me, in my back, there is a crowd of people who suffer: some are fighting in the streets of Harlem, some are the future saxophonists of the New Thing."
Philippe Carles (Jazz Magazine)

This one is a superb and not so easy to find album of free jazz that is worth to listen to. It has been lent to me by a good friend of mine (thanks Claude), and I wanted to share it. This double allbum contains all that I call great jazz, (an free jazz for this occasion) : good melodic and wild saxophone parts, excellent female vocals, long prayers, an engaged political sermon, and a complete side of excentric saxophone to end (The Rollins comp).
For info, this lp is available today on some sites but scinded in two cds, so, with the cool notes and the nice original picture of this french edition, you win the total.

Enjoy !

Side 1 : My angel (Archie Shepp) 10'00 Blase (Archie Shepp) 10'1 5 Side 2: There is a balm in gilead (Archie Shepp) 6'00 Sophisticated lady (Ellington - Mills) 9'15 Touareg (Archie Shepp) 9'15

Personnel: My angel et Blase: Archie Shepp (tenor sax), Jeanne Lee (vocal), Chicago Beau and Julio Finn (mouth organ), Dave Burrell (piano), Malachi Favors (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums). There is a balm in gilead: Archie Shepp (tenor sax), Jeanne Lee (vocal), Lester Bowie (trumpet, fluegelhorn), Dave Burrell (piano), Malachi Favors (bass). Sophisticated lady: Archie Shepp (tenor sax), Jeanne Lee (vocal), Dave Burrell (piano), Malachi Favors (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums). Touareg : Archie Shepp (tenor sax), Malachi Favors (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums). Recorded in Paris, France; August 16, 1969. Produced by Jean Georgakarakos and Jean-Luc Young. Executive Producer: Jacques Bisceglia. All tunes arranged by Archie Shepp. All tunes (except" Sophisticated Lady")


Side 1 : Mamarose/Poem for' Malcolm (Archie Shepp) 13'30 Side 2: Rain Forest/Oleo (Archie SheppSonny Rollins) 19'50

Personnel: Side 1 : Archie Shepp (soprano sax, vocal), Burton Greene (piano), Alan Silva (bass), Micheline Pelzer and Claude Delcloo (drums), Philly Joe Jones (tympani). Side 2 : Grachan Moncur III (trombone), Archie Shepp (piano, tenor sax), Hank Mobley (tenor sax). Vince Benedetti (piano), Malachi Favors (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums). Recorded in Paris, France; August 14, 1969. Produced by Jean Georgakarakos and Jean-Luc Young. Executive Producer: Jacques Bisceglia. All tunes arranged by Archie Shepp. All tunes published by: BYG Music (Sacem)/Dawn of F-reePom Pub,'Ltd. Photos: Nadja Pictures/Jacques Bisceglia.

files :
Blasé : http://rapidshare.de/files/29105999/0010ac106.rar.html
Poem for Malcolm : http://rapidshare.de/files/29112451/0011ac06.rar.html

9 août 2006

The Blues Project live at the café au go go

Verve/Folkways and Howard Salomon, entrepreneur of the Cafe Au Go Go in New York's Greenwich Village, presented a four-day concert series called the "Blues Bag." The evenings of November 24 through the 27 at the Cafe Au Go Go proved to be recorded by Verve/Folkways as a single in the very near future. The band has excellent vocalists in Steve, Danny and AI. This, plus their abilities to double on such instruments as the piano, organ, harmonica, vibes, flute and sitar, gives the Blues Project enormous potential. The best way to end these liner notes is to quote Robert Shelton, The New York Times critic: "Nearly a score in number paraded 10 the Cafe Au Go Go for four nights in what was the most unusual and perhaps most rewarding program of the weekend. This Iive recording session for Verve/Folkways Records was a study in the varied effects of the blues. "Of the electric bands at 'The Blues Bag', none impressed more than the Blues Project, possibly the most incandescent group in folk-rock today. (They are.) Sparked by the imaginative electric guitar of Danny Kalb, the volatile electric piano of Alan Kooper and vocal sky-rocketing of Tommy Flanders.'

(Liner Notes by Jerry Schoenbaum)

It's been a while I'd like to share this one. For my part it's one of my favorite blues/Rnb album of all time.
A superb Anthology cd went out some years ago with great photos, liner notes and bonus tracks, but the compilator have chosen only few tacks of this live appearance. There are much of different versions, and some are good on both sides, but sometimes better and craziest in the live one.
It is completed with all the singles and rare tracks.
So you could enjoy this rarest gem now.
With an extra for you :
the I can't keep from crying sometimes track from the "What's shakin'" original lp compilation, available in this cd compilation "Anthology" that you must buy.

PERSONNEL DANNY KALB-Lead Guitar; AL KOOPER-Organ; STEVE KATZ-Rhythm Guitar; ROY BlUMENFElD-Drums; ANDY KUlBERG-Bass; TOMMY FLANDERS-Vocalist. Produced by: Jerry Schoenbaum; Director of Engineering: Val Valentin; Cover Photo: Charles Stewart.

Tracklisting :

1 Goin' down Lousiana
2 You go, I'll go with you
3 Catch the wind
4 I want to be your driver
5 Alberta
6 The way my baby talks
7 Violets of dawn
8 Back door man
9 Jelly jelly blues
10 Spoonful
11 Who do you love

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8 août 2006

Love with Arthur Lee

So sad.
Arthur Lee as gone and he is watching us now from the orange sky.
As I haven't got enought time and energy to put an entire classic lp on the blog, I propose this strange pretty song, taken from the last (and not very good to say the least) album of the artist. Note the Seeds gimmick.

Somebody's watching you
(Arthur Lee and Love, New Rose 1992)

21 juil. 2006

Surf and tiels : Out Four contre Pickpockets !

And now ladies and gentlemen that you have been introduced to the Out Four and the ggrrrrrrreat Pickpockets,
let me please tell you about the famous split ep project of the center of France versus the south :
"Surf and Tiels*" , or more common : "Out Four contre Pickpockets" !!

This ep was made in 1997 just before the break of the two bands. The idea was to record some surf and garage tracks of each friends and to launch it on the market. But the technical productor (Lord Diabolik) forgot to tell about the fact the ep should only be edited at 100 copies ! (and numeroted !)
So once the thing done, what we have ? a record that went away in few days (weeks). Too sad.

But that's history, because today, bam ba baaaammmmm :
Here it is, in great lo-fi, like you all love, ain't you ?

Out Four contre Pickpockets split ep
(Herecin 001) 1998

Face A
1 No Special time (Listen)

2 I'm gone to realize (listen)

3 Surf out n°1 (Listen)

(Face B)
1 La touche
2 Tijuana surf
3 Je sais

ps : as I already gave you the three songs of the Pickockets in a previous post (see "the demo"), I just post the A side, ok ?

file : http://rapidshare.de/files/26552056/0008ofp06.rar.html
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(*the tiels are little cakes with sea fruits inside much appreciated in the district of Sète, near Montpellier)

20 juil. 2006

Bambi Molesters play out of tune !

As wrote in the comments with my friend Ryp of Twilight Zone, here is the (first ?) album by the Bambi Molesters, this fine surf garage band from Croatia.
I must tell you now that this band was first introduced to me by a cool guy named Zdenko Franjic. We trade together a lot of things some years ago and he made me discover a great part of the yugoslav, Croatian, Cszekoslovak scene from the 60's to the 90's.
Thanks to him.

Well, enough things have been said about the Bambi Molester, you could find some cool words in the Twilight zone blog, so I'll give you just the official infos on this CD :

Line up :
Ladda Furla, bass
Hrvoje Zaborac, drums
Dinko Tomljanovic, Hagstrom guitar
Dalibor Pavicic, guit., vocals

Play out of tune / Slusaj Najglasnije ! Zagreb, 1995

1 Wanganui 2 She's so soft inside 3 1000 songs 4 Idle moments 5 Her delta's blues 6 Good times (Nobody's Children) 7 Catatonya 8 Little beacch bunny (Usher/Christian) 8 Cradle snatcher 10 I can't believe it (Pere Ubu) 11 Charlie Brown Manson

ps : Zdenko also gave me at that time a compilation with many bands called "Bombardiranje New Yorka" (included : Satan Panonski, Messerschmitt, The Spoons, Losi Decki, Bamby Molesters, Zadruga...etc).
The titles of the BM here are "Blackballed" and "Invasion of the reverb snatchers". I put the first one on mp3.
(see the cover on Le blogd-hector)

Enjoy all !

19 juil. 2006

Katalunya !! the french surf of "Les Pickpockets"

...When we talk about surf music, and 90's surf music in particularly, some people forget to talk about a band which had represented a lot for some afficionados of the style in the mediterranean frontier at the beginning of the 90's.

I want to talk about the Pickpockets, this great band formed on the ashes of the Hawaï Men (two eps on Cinelux label), whose leader Franck Zwiller disbanded after two eps and an avorted album project. (no talking about an officious musical participation on the french promo of the great Tarantino's Pulp Fiction movie with their french adaptation of The Urge Overkil classic.) (!!)

A dozen of gigs, some tracks published on different comps (one on Animal Records), some papers (a great one with photo on “Le Club des années soixante") and the story was done.
Franck's gone ahead in a more anonymous and hilarous way (always deeper) in endorsing the Rat fink attitude (and cap) with his Lord Diabolik second identity.

Here again, he put a superb k7 demo that only few fans have kept an ear on, and after some shows (opening for a memorabilia special Ed Wood's night, with go go dancers and horror films in background), the only shape remaining was a very strange and very collector ep I have already talked about in my other blog. ("Le Vampire de Bryghton Pear", limited edition of 100 vinyl ep only, with poster).

Nota bene : The purpose of the Pickpocket's demo I propose here was originally to became a real album... but it never was. So it's not a polished product, nor a finished album, it's just a real kicking ass demo !! and it should have been too sad to let it take water on my cellar, so here it is, right from the cave.

Well, once said that, all I can say, is... was it a dream, was it the reality ?
All you have to do is to judge by yourself, right now with this premier track, and soon after in dowloading the entire thing. (17 tracks).

Les Pickpockets : Diabolikement vôtre (from demo)

**Enjoy a great band, a band which added humour with french hilarant words, in the tradition of Nino Ferrer and great dialogists like Michel Audiart (Franck was/is a fan), and the best of the surf/garage production.

Les Pickpockets demo (1994) :

1 Intro
2 Instru 1
3 Diabolikement vôtre
4 Instru 2
5 Ne nous fâchons pas
6 Katalunya
7 Instru 3
8 Ghostrider in the sky
9 ?
10 ?
11 Les Tontons flingueurs
12 Je veux ma photo en première page
13 Et si un jour tu dois partir...
14 Je sais
15 La Touche (Splinter/Tax)
16 Reste toi-même, seule (Urge Overkill)
17 Je cherche (Les Lutins)

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