31 December 2010
and many thanks to Shaun for this upload.
Lay Quiet Awhile used to play a lot down here in Pensacola. Just read online that they were from Columbia, South Carolina and I thought all this time they were from Atlanta.
Shaun contributed this to I Hate the 90's so great big thanks goes out to him.
|2||Sexy And Well-Organised||3:26|
|7||No Sex In Rock 'n' Roll||1:50|
|9||New Jazz Century||3:22|
|10||Betty Don't Do It||4:17|
28 December 2010
I think this might have been their first release but not positive (in case they had some obscure release on a tiny record label or some demos). Their second album, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, is much more hard rock instead of laid back like this EP. Check 'em out.
27 December 2010
- "Sensational Gravity Boy" performed by Freedom Cruise
- "Still Flat" performed by Built to Spill + Caustic Resin
- "The Mirror Is Gone" performed by Lisa Germano
- "Mouthwash" performed by Noise Addict
- "Indierockinstrumental" performed by Folk Implosion
- "Some Fantasy" performed by The Verlaines
- "Little League" performed by Liquorice
- "Hazmats *" performed by Babe The Blue Ox
- "Mainland China *" performed by Juicy
- "The Fontana *" performed by The Sea and Cake
- "Sotto Voce" performed by Cradle Robbers
- "Rex’s Blues" performed by Jay Farrar + Kelly Willis
- "Empty Yard" performed by Grifters
- "Miracleland" performed by East River Pipe
- "Snail Trail *" performed by Heavenly
- "Hopeless *" performed by Future Bible Heroes
- "Servicing Man *" performed by Flying Nuns
- "Quietly Approaching *" performed by Gastr Del Sol
* Tracks only available on CD release.
26 December 2010
24 December 2010
Released on Norton Records and pressed on green wax with a Peter Bagge cover. I bought this for $2.99 at Shangri-La Records, Memphis. Shangri-La always had such great 7 inch records to plunder through. I'm not sure if they are still open or not. If you are ever in Memphis, go check them out.
21 December 2010
I don't know why I never bothered to listen to this when it first came out. It's pretty damned good!
|3||First Time Love Song|
|8||Baby In Flares|
|10||Bleed Me White|
Thanks loads to Jon for upping this for us!
|2||Cold Cube Racer|
|4||Song On The Right|
The Blue Star 7 inch was released by a tiny record label, Full City Blend, in the early 1990's. No date exists on the record which by the way was pressed on blue marbled wax. And unfortunately I don't know anything about this band but don't think they ever released a full length CD which was very unfortunate, as they had a catchy sound and could have come up with some great songs for a release.
Full City Blend had on the burner some other releases from Handsome and Vitapup as you can see by the insert enclosed with the 7 inch.
If anyone knows whether these other releases were pressed, let me know. I would have loved to have especially had the Handsome 7 inch.
Received a promo copy of this while college radio DJing. Best perks in the world!
Side A : Speeding Motorcycle
Side B: Do You Really Love Me? (live)
Recorded in "glorious mono."
Speeding Motorcycle was released on the Singles Only Label with catalogue number SOL-911-7
The cover as you can see reads "Live on WFMU February 4th 1990"
I'm not sure if that means both songs or just side B.
And I almost forgot. My friend Princess Kingry and I performed this one night at Sluggo's with me on guitar and us sharing vocals. Jeff from local Pensacola band Sewerfish let me borrow his guitar. Fun times! But the crowd looked a little puzzled as to why we were singing it the way we were as we chose to sing it exactly the way it was sung on this record. Once you hear this version you'll get what I mean.
20 December 2010
Mary Jane 7 inch record was released by Faye Records in Columbia, Missouri in 1994.
"The Rhinestone Cowboy's Bedroom" photograph on the front cover was created by Tom Rankin.
Fans of Uncle Tupelo, Wilco and Son Volt will like this.
A few years ago, Blue Mountain broke up but they are back together and doing some tours.
Reupped November 2012
Aruca EP 1992
Side A - 1. Aruca
2. Onion Flower
Side B - 1. The Powder
2. World Hello
(The songs The Powder and World Hello run together so you will find 3 tracks, not 4).
I was lucky to get this as a promo when I was DJing at a college radio station.
Her Highness 1995
The Buried Life 1993
19 December 2010
18 December 2010
1. Gift - What Used to Be
2. Everclear - Blondes Everclear
3. Kpants - Crash Kpants
4. Thirty Ought Six - Punch
5. Kaia - Lines Kaia Wilson
6. Skiploader - Gyp
7. Whirlees - Edward Hopper Song
8. Time Killing Isabel - Jakes Dream
9. The Wipers - Never Win (Remix)
10. Gravelpit - It's a Lie
11. Ice Cream Headache - the Ugly Stick
12. Starlite Trio - Get Outta My Way
13. Oblivion Seekers - Rock Your Baby
14. Anal Solvent - Evil Style
15. New Bad Things - Josh Has a Crush On a Femme From Reed
16. Caveman Shoestore - Metropolis 2664
17. Oswald 5-0 - Aloha Steve & Dan-O
18. Supersuckers - Your Mom Rules
17 December 2010
Opium Den was a 90's gothic rock band out of Boston. They have also described their music as psychedelic rock and art rock. Christian Gilbert's Spanish-classical influenced guitar playing is combined with the poetry of Annette Farrington's lyrics.
It was formed in the early 90's when Christian Gilbert and Mike Demma were looking for a singer for a psychedelic band they wanted to form. Annette was coming off touring with a Boston theater company and soon joined them. They then auditioned John De Gregorio as a bass player and they liked his unique style and musical creativeness. 
|3||Found A Way Out||5:26|
|5||Radio In My Head||5:38|
|6||Song For Nelson||3:11|
|7||Flowers In The Man||7:44|
16 December 2010
This came from my personal collection. At the time I was immersed deeply in the music scene and a music director for college radio, station manager and peon at an indie record store where I could pretty much order anything I wanted. No regrets on this purchase which was pressed on red vinyl.
Side A: Red Red Meat "Milk for the Mechanics"
Side B: Number One Cup "The Tongue of 2 A.M."
"This split single is the beginning of an open ended project. Red Red Meat and Number One Cup each started with the same recording of a distorted cowbell and built a song from that sonic foundation."
Released on Flydaddy Records
14 December 2010
|3||How Things Work||3:05|
|4||Are You Gifted||3:16|
|5||Building Tall Buildings||2:02|
|8||Moods For Moderns||1:36|
|9||Accent The Motion||2:43|
11 December 2010
10 December 2010
Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
Released around 1993
(notice the dot matrix print label)One of the many benefits of working at a college radio station and being the music director was that I got to open up all the packages that came through the station. I usually didn't pay too much attention to the videos I got because most of them I thought sucked to high heaven. For some reason, I apparently chose to keep this one called Don't Eat the Yellow Snow. Released to promote Atlantic Records' bands and sent out to radio stations and music journalists all over the country, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow was exceptional in my opinion for the quality of most of the bands they chose and the video production. Standouts for me are Jawbox, The Lemonheads, Unsane and Bad Religion.
But here's the odd part...I just found this video in a box in the bottom of my closet a couple of weeks ago while rummaging through some old boxes looking for rare cassettes of 90's music and radio station ID's. I couldn't believe it when I pulled it out of the box. If I'd lost it I never would have noticed. But now, thanks to a nice friend of a friend who let me borrow his VCR DVD recorder, I burned a copy of it onto DVD. It's in stereo, it sounds fucking grand, and here it is as an early Christmas present. Feel free to download it and burn yourself a copy of it too. And if you find this posted somewhere else on the net, I can guarantee you they got it from here.
Oh, and Frank Zappa is nowhere to be found on this comp.
Lemonheads - The Great Big No
Tori Amos - God
Jawbox - Savory
Unsane - Body Bomb
King's X - Dogman
Melvins - Hooch
Stone Temple Pilots - Creep
13 Engines - Smoke and Ashes
Moxy Fruvous - My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors
The Dylans - Grudge
Bad Religion - American Jesus
Total running time: 38:20
And if you're really good boys and girls, there might be more surprises like this ahead.