31 July 2007

Sub Pop - Lime Lizard

This was a cassette given away free in a music magazine called Lime Lizard (as Kieran corrected me) in 1993. It's a good mix of indie pop and rock and here are the 5 songs from the A-side. On the B-side was a track by Earth, which just trudges on for so long that I couldn't be bothered to wait till it finished! Anyway, have a listen to the rest of it.

Velocity Girl - Creepy
Pond - Agatha
Dwarves - Underworld
The Walkabouts - Drag This River
The Fastbacks - All About Nothing

25 July 2007

Annexe - some of my music

I'd decided to finally put some of my songs on the web. I recorded them some years ago with the intention of writing songs that sounded like nothing else. I wanted them to be not connected with any genre or time and some of the sounds were used just because I thought they felt right.
There are 4 songs to listen to and I would appreciate it if some of you joined me as a friend and left your comments there.

Go to the Annexe music page

20 July 2007

Loveblobs and R.I.C on Marc Riley's show!

So, the other day here, the Loveblobs got 5 of their songs from 1992 finally played on the internet then yesterday on Radio 6, Marc Riley coincidentally played their Peel session from the same year! An amazing coincidence considering it's been 15 years since any of these songs were recorded. Of course, I had to inform the ex-Boy Lard about this and he read out my email. Now, other than JP, Mark and Lard were two of my favourite DJs and one of them mentioned me and this blog on his Brain Surgery show! You can probably imagine this excited me just a tad. Maybe you listened to the show. If not, you can listen to it again at the link below. The historic piece of broadcasting (for me anyway!) appears at 1 hour 37 mins into the show.

Listen to the show again here
And here is the tracklisting to be able to find the other songs.

18 July 2007

The Loveblobs

I posted one of their songs near the start of this blog and since then, Colin Todd, from the band, has been in touch and sent me 5 album tracks. Here's his summary and a photo that he also sent me.

The Loveblobs were:
Paul Thorpe - Vocals/guitar
Tim Holdcroft - Guitar
Col Todd - Bass/vocals
Tim Cedar - Drums

We recorded 2 mini lps for Wiiija in 1992:
+ Extraction (Combined as Prehistoric Extraction on CD)

Here is a selection!

Soul Station (the other one was the Peel session version)
Cylinder Head

We also recorded a Peel session (IMO the best thing we ever did) but i've only got it on cassette!!!

So, thanks Col and let's hope that people are glad they heard the Loveblobs the second time around!

16 July 2007

The Jack Officers - LA Momma Peanut Butter

Right, I'm back after bringing back loads more music, although I still have lots more to post from my R.I.C folder. This one is kind of a bastard offspring of the Butthole Surfers (I'm sure they won't mind me putting it like that, knowing what they are like!), which features about half of the band. It's quirky yet funky.

Hear the Jack Officers

If you don't know who the Butthole Surfers are, here's their cover of Hurdy Gurdy Man.

08 July 2007

The Stone Roses remixes

What's that you say? They're not rare? John Peel didn't even like them? True and correct, but you won't have heard these remixes before because I did them. I also put together the videos so they are for all the Roses fans who visit here.

Remix of songs from the first album

The Second Onion Terror mix

Right, I'll be away for a week now as I'm going back to England to pick up some more tapes and records for you lovely listeners.

Happy Flowers

I declare today the international Happy Flowers Day. Why? Well, these 2 guys made 'songs' that were quite unique. Yeah, they used guitars and drums but they made a hell of a noise! And the vocals? Well, imagine what it would be like to hear 2 completely screwed up children shouting about every problem they had over all the noise! I loved this band, who were probably only played on the John Peel show in Britain. They are from Virginia, USA and called themselves Mr. Anus and Mr. Horribly Charred Infant. I contacted the latter and he said it would be fine to put their tracks on here. Now, I have quite a few of them, some good quality audio, others reasonable. But here's a list of just some of my favourites.

Make the Cat Stop Talking to Me (maybe the first one I heard by them)
My Frisbee Went Under The Lawnmower
Left Behind
If It Was Broken, You'd Be Screaming
I Dropped My Ice Cream Cone
Mom, I Gave the Cat Some Acid
Let's Eat the Baby
and to finish, a live cover by my old band, Pink Fluffy Suicide, in 1992 of
Mom and Dad Like the Baby More Than Me
(That's me singing and playing the lead guitar)

Find out the whole story of the Happy Flowers here and hear 4 more songs