26 August 2016

BLEACH Killing Time 1992

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Curve meets Joy Division

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Bleach is a British guitar-rock quartet formed in July 1989 by brothers Neil Singleton (b.1965 09 14, Ipswich, Suffolk, England) (guitar) and Nick Singleton (b.1968 02 02, Ipswich, Suffolk, England) (bass), Steve Scott (b.1963 11 29, Norwich, Norfolk, England) (drums), and Salli Carson (b.1966 10 06, Yorkshire, England) (vocals). Their debut recording was an EP, Eclipse, followed by a second EP, Snag, and, in 1991, a singles compilation, Bleach. The LP Killing Time appeared in 1992. 

Tracklist


1 First 4:28
2 Headless 4:59
3 Push 4:56
4 Paint My Face 4:39
5 Friends 3:17
6 Fall 3:59
7 Trip And Slide 5:10
8 Shotgun 3:41
9 Surround 4:46
10 Tangle 5:14

24 August 2016

HAKIM BEY T.A.Z. 1994

Here's an unusual spoken word, ambient record I have not heard since the 90's. Hakim Bey was a supporter of poetic terrorism, a method of creating entities outside the societal norm and performing and creating actions of unusual and creative purpose. Performing harmless pranks on unsuspecting people, or posting random acts of artwork in public, creating a pirate radio station (I had one), leave little fetishes around for people to find (I had a friend do this. He would leave little items in soapboxes in bathrooms, college libraries, anywhere he chose), post a plaque of an event you experienced, or participate in a myriad of other actions that will have a desired effect on people, that is poetic terrorism. Entities such as Burning Man, and the Anonymous Hacker movement can be described as examples of their own kind of poetic terrorism.  There are an unlimited number of things you could do to participate in poetic terrorism and have fun in the process. We used to do this back in the day but I will leave it to your imagination. In my opinion, poetic terrorism should not be designed to injure or terrify anyone and no one should ever be hurt physically or emotionally in the process of participation in poetic terrorism.
Here is Hakim Bey's website which explains more about poetic terrorism. I do not agree with everything he believes or promotes and I Hate the 90s blog is not an endorsement of Hakim Bey, however  his site is an interesting and informative and often humorous read.


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On T.A.Z., writer Hakim Bey reads excerpts from his book of the same name, a work detailing his beliefs that ancient philosophical concepts (such as the Chinese secret society known as a Tong), coupled with modern elements, will return humanity to enlightenment. So it makes sense that Bey's readings are accompanied by backing tracks assembled by legendary producer Bill Laswell. Laswell, as shown by the other, wildly divergent releases on Axiom, has always grafted modern urban sounds and ideas with ancient Eastern musicians and instruments. For T.A.Z. (the title is short for "Temporary Autonomous Zone," Bey's term for a Tong), Laswell constructed ambient, sparse music fusing the sounds of Chinese musician Wu Man with cult guitar hero Buckethead, as well as frequent collaborator Nicky Skopelitis. (Buckethead fans should be forewarned that he plays gentler, more melodic music in the style of his album Colma rather than his usual rapid-fire soloing) The music serves to showcase Bey's voice, which remains at a soothing cadence. His voice never wavers, even when he rabidly excoriates the veneration of police in popular culture, as he does in "Boycott Cop Culture," or when he exhorts listeners to perform pranks in the name of civil disobedience in "Poetic Terrorism." Though the album can be riveting, it has flaws. Sometimes Bey shows off his articulateness excessively, causing his meaning to be totally lost. It's also true that he falls into the danger of preaching to the converted; listeners who are already inclined to agree with his views on society and culture will feel confirmed, while others will simply dismiss him outright. Still, those looking for a modern equivalent to classic albums by the Last Poets and Gil-Scott Heron should seek T.A.Z. out.

Tracklist


1 Chaos 6:04
2 Poetic Terrorism 4:22
3 Amour Fou 4:57
4 Immediatism 13:35
5 The Tong 12:48
6 Boycott Cop Culture 10:38
 

23 August 2016

PETER ASTOR AND THE HOLY ROAD Paradise 1992

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Peter Astor and the Holy Road was the named used by Pete Astor - formerly of The Loft and The Weather Prophets, latterly of Ellis Island Sound and The Wisdom Of Harry - for one album, Paradise, released on Danceteria in 1992.

Tracklist  

1 Almost Falling In Love
2 She Took The T.V.
3 Love, Full-On
4 Secret Life
5 Guy Fawkes' Night
6 Donelly
7 The Hotel At The Edge Of The World
8 Sideways And The Golden Egg
9 Lost Soul
10 Paradise
 

RED BLISS Gateway to Joy 1991

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noise rock
 
 

Tracklist

1 Slute 4:16
2 Hate Me 2:50
3 Black 3:50
4 Doll House 4:50
5 #9 1:38
6 Bad Sabbath (Part 1) 6:15
7 The Choke 4:51
8 Intersect 3:42
9 Filmmaker 6:39
10 Gun 3:58
11 Bad Sabbath (Part 2) 4:15
 
 
 

NAVIGATOR Nostalgie 1998

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Tracklist  

1 My Grolshy 5:17
2 Assay 5:05
3 Horsey 7:07
4 Dorothy Carter 4:12
5 Menlo Park 3:27
6 O. Maasa 9:47
7 Beaching 9:16
8 Throw Another Receptor On The Fire 6:31

21 August 2016

QUADRAJETS Alabama Hip Shake 1996

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When I Lay My Burden Down
Southern trash rockers the Quadrajets originally assembled frontman the Cheetah, guitarists Roman Hardwick P.I. and Jerome J. Jerome, bassist Catfish Plate and drummer Red Truth (the latter replaced in time by K.Y. Van Zant). The band debuted in the spring of 1995 with the Sympathy for the Record Industry LP When I Lay My Burden Down, followed a year later by Alabama Hip Shake; in the wake of completing 1998's Pay the Deuce, Van Zant was paralyzed in an auto accident, and with new drummer J.R.R. Tokken, the remaining Quadrajets forged on to record 2000's When the World's on Fire. It proved to be the last studio album for the group, who broke up the following year, though not before releasing a live album, If The Good Lord's Willing. Cheetah and Tokken later teamed up for the punk-blues duo The Immortal Lee County Killers. 
 

Tracklist  

1 Dixie Speedway 3:09
2 Blaster 3:10
3 Big Honey 3:22
4 Hellfire Missile 1 3:03
5 Black Friday 3:16
6 The Rosedale Sons Of Kong 4:15
7 Stone Cold Kickin' It (At Giza) 2:58
8 Computer Age 3:11
9 40Wt. Dope 2:43
10 Bad Motherfuckin' Bitch 3:39
11 I Wanna Do Everything To You 1:49
12 Goodbye Trans Am 10:00
 

12 VOLT SEX Pop Formula 1997

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Tracklist
 
1. Ampce
2.  Weatherman
3.  Down & Out
4.  High 15
5. Over Divine
6.  Bunjee Girl
7. Abduction
8.  Lvblvd
9.  Opposition
10. This Is It
11.  Rhinohead
12. Busfk

WILD COLONIALS Fruit of Life 1994

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Fruit of Life
Scottish-born singer Angela McCluskey leads this traditional folk-tinged band which also includes Shark (guitar, vocals), Paul Cantelon (violin, piano), and Scott Roewe (piano, bass, horns, whistles). After gigging in L.A., the band was finally signed by DGC, who released their debut, Fruit of Life, in 1994. Returning two years later with This Can't Be Life, in early 2000 the Wild Colonials issued Reel Life, Vol. 1.

Tracklist

1 Girl 6:28
2 Spark 4:19
3 Heaven + Hell 5:17
4 Philadelphia Story 4:51
5 Mission 6:03
6 Alice 4:48
7 Rainbow 5:15
8 Don't Explain 6:45
9 Victim 5:58
10 Dear Mike 6:13
 
 

20 August 2016

TERMINAL CHEESECAKE King Of All Spaceheads 1994

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Tracklist

1 King Of All Spaceheads
2 Budmeister
3 God's Turban And Tutu
4 Ginge Le Geezer
5 'Lo 'Lo
6 Tibetan Lift Off
7 Steady Draw
8 Herbal Space Flight
9 Black Microdot 1
10 In The St. Johns Ambulance Tent, Glastonbury 1989
11 Black Microdot 11
12 The Last Temptation Of St. Leary
 

THE REIVERS Pop Beloved 1991

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 Such a great record. I am surprised that I hadn't already posted The Reivers as they are one of my favorite 90's bands. I thought for sure I'd already posted this release. Thanks for the reminder to the requester.

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The Reivers began their existence as Zeitgeist, one of many melodic, jangly pop bands to emerge from the fertile Austin, Texas music community during the 1980s. Led by singers/guitarists John Croslin and Kim Longacre, Zeitgeist debuted in 1985 with the album Translate Slowly, which included their cover of Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain." Shortly after the record's release, the group was slapped with a cease-and-desist order by another band called Zeitgeist, a Minneapolis-based percussion ensemble which had held the name longer; in honor of the William Faulkner novel, they became the Reivers. With Don Dixon producing, the band recorded 1987's Saturday, followed two years later by the assured End of the Day. 1991's Pop Beloved was the Reivers' final record; after their break-up, Croslin went on to produce the band Spoon
 

Tracklist  

1 Breathin' Easy 4:46
2 Over And Over 3:37
3 Dragon Flies 3:51
4 What You Wanna Do 3:19
5 Keep Me Guessing 3:40
6 Chinatown 3:50
7 If I Had A Little Time Without You 2:37
8 Katie 2:42
9 Other Side 3:22
10 Pop Beloved 3:03
11 It's All One 5:06
12 Second Chance 2:42
 

18 August 2016

SUB DEBS She's So Control 1999

Thanks to Jim

 

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Punk-pop trio the SubDebs was formed in the perennial indie hotbed of Olympia, WA by singer/bassist Star Athena following the break-up of her previous band, the Flying Tigers; rounding out the line-up with singer/guitarist Brooke and drummer James, the group issued their debut cassette on K, returning with the full-length She's So Control in the fall of 1999. 

Tracklist

1 12XU
2 Picture Phone
3 Please Understand
4 Give it Up
5 Hypnotized
6 Damage Control
7 German Love Song
8 Don't Mess With Us
9 Overtime
10 No Good Man
11 Let's Go
12 My War
13 Man With the Golden Arm
14 Into the Night