Saturday, December 6, 2008

Roly Stokers - Aftermaath and Betweeen the Butttons in Mono

The only way to listen to the early Stones is in mono. They rechanneled that shit in stereo so bad, it was a real shame. The stereo vinyl was bad enough -- but the CDs...holy shit bad. So anyway, this is a temporary post so you can grab before I remove (don't want ABKKKCO coming after me). Remember what happened to the Verve, right?

Yeah, these are my two favorite Stones albums and I believe there is no better way to listen to them than in mono.

Found them in NYC at street dealer across from Lincoln Center in late 1980s.

Download Aftermaath and in FUCKIN MONO
Betweeen the Butttons in FUCKIN MONO

The Shoes - Okay / Tomorrow Night

More great guitar pop from Zion, Illinois natives The Shoes on Bomp! Rekkids.

Download The Shoes - Okay / Tomorrow Night

The Oblivians - Popular Favorites

The Oblivians were one of the greatest live spectacles I've ever seen. Greg Oblivian is still keeping it real with Reigning Sound. Eric Oblivian runs Goner Records of Memphis, TN and Gonerfest and all that cool stuff. While their records never quite lived up to their live shows, it's always great to hear classics like "Guitar Shop Asshole" and "Bad Man"

Also love the photo of Sabbath fans at a concert holding up a t-shirt that says "Kill A Punk For Rock & Roll"

Download The Oblivians Popular Favorites

The Mummies - (You Must Fight To Live) On the Planet of the Apes

Title says it all

Sympathy for the Record Industry

Download "(You Must Fight to Live) On the Planet of the Apes

World of Distortion - Let's Go / Welcome Home

Classic Boston Rock 7-inch on Stanton Park Records

Download World of Distortion

Go To Blazes - Hating You / Casa Diablo

Ever thought you'd hear the 4 words "excellent Johnny Paycheck cover" together? NYC's Go To Blazes delivered. They also delivered an amazing photo of Paycheck being hauled away in cuffs on the cover.

Diesel Only Records

Download "(And it Won't Be Long and I'll Be) Hating You" by to Go To Blazes

Monoshock - Model Citizen (Nitroglycerine)

This is one of the creepier records in my collection. Creepy cover, creepy lo-fi apocalyptic sound. Not bad at all.

Download Monoshock - "Model Citizen (Nitroglycerine)" - "Hawkwind Show" and "Everything Near me"

Speed Bumps Way Way Way

You know that feeling when you go see friends bands (or they play you their demo) you really think they suck and you are always in that awkward situation where you have to lie to be nice to people you are usually very open with?

Well, that's not a problem with west coast pop maestro Steve Folta. Here is, uh, mid-90s 7-inch of way way way catchy way way way and hanging in the sky. way.

Download Way Way Way Now by Speed Bumps!

The Neats (Ace of Spades)

Got this at Amoeba in LA for 4 bux a few months ago while partying with my friend Chris Duffy of the Detroit, Michigan Duffy's. What a bargain! Great jangle-strangle from Boston. Hard not to flashback to seeing them open for R.E.M. at the MIT gym in 1985.

Download The Neats - The Neats on Ace of Spades Records Now!!

The Bags - I Know / Hide and Seek

"When one has dealings with scholars and artists it is easy to miscalculate in opposite directions: behind a remarkable scholar one not infrequently finds a mediocre man, and behind a mediocre artist often—a very remarkable man." - Frederich Nietzche

Following this theme, I think The Bags (from Boston, not LA) might very well be remarkable men.

Stanton Park Records

Download the Bags "Hide and Seek/I Know" 7inch