19 June 2017

RUSTY JAMES Save the Last Dance for Me 1996

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German emo band 


Tracklist


Boys Side
A1 Birthday
A2 A Movie
A3 Bow
A4 I Hate Goodbyes
A5 Candle Burned Down

Girls Side
B1 Two Out Of Ten
B2 Don't Wake Me Up
B3 ...I Even Hate Cleaning Up
B4 April Rust
B5 Dry Tongue
B6 Realize I'm 25

16 June 2017

NED'S ATOMIC DUSTBIN God Fodder 1991



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God Fodder
Ned's Atomic Dustbin's stylish fusion of punk and funk earned them a fair number of fans in the early '90s, just as England's Stone Roses-inspired "Madchester" scene was drawing to a close. Comprised of Jonn Penney (vocals), Rat (guitar), Matt Cheslin (bass), Alex Griffin (bass), and Dan Warton (drums), the group began as a neo-goth rock outfit in the late '80s. By the beginning of the '90s, the band had developed a dense, assaultive sound that was distinguished by their thundering two-bass attack. Ned's released their first single, "Kill Your Television," in 1990; on the back of a slick, sloganeering marketing attack (epitomized by the 86 T-shirts the band had designed in their first three years), the single reached the U.K. Top 50 and led to a record contract with Sony Music. The band released its debut album, God Fodder, in 1991; it entered the charts at number four. For the rest of the year, the group toured the world and released singles drawn from God Fodder. Though they remained popular in the U.K., they weren't able to gather anything larger than a cult following in America. Released in 1992, Are You Normal? also failed to expand their following. For 1995's Brainbloodvolume, Ned's decided to expand their trademark sound by experimenting with techno music, yet the album proved a commercial failure.

Tracklist

1 Kill Your Television 2:59
2 Less Than Useful 4:01
3 Selfish 3:50
4 Grey Cell Green 3:45
5 Cut Up 3:03
6 Throwing Things 3:20
7 Capital Letters 2:50
8 Happy 3:58
9 Your Complex 2:33
10 Nothing Like 2:40
11 Until You Find Out 3:05
12 You 1:56
13 What Gives My Son? 2:43

14 June 2017

JENNYANYKIND Etc... 1994

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Tracklist

1 Etc... 0:59
2 Windchimes 2:46
3 Shiny, Shiny 2:46
4 The Way It Goes 3:22
5 Through The Day 4:16
6 Etc... 0:48
7 Below The Chifforobe 3:12
8 Long 4:25
9 In The Evening 5:14
10 Starlite, Starbrite 4:02
11 Etc... 0:25
12 Garden 5:50
13 Etc... 0:29
 

13 June 2017

SLAPSHOT 16 Valve Hate 1996

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Back on the Map
The remnants of several Boston hardcore bands formed Slapshot in the early '80s. The band released its debut, Back on the Map, in 1984. Albums followed in 1988 and 1989; the lineup consisted of vocalist Choke, guitarist Darryl Sheppard, bassist Chris Lauria, and drummer Barry Hite until the mid-'90s, when Lauria and Hite left.

Tracklist  

1 Watch Me Bleed 2:16
2 How Much Can I Take 2:26
3 Secrets 2:03
4 Do What You Want 1:39
5 16 Valve Hate 3:50
6 Teach Me To Kill 3:29
7 Johnny Was 2:56
8 The Truth Hurts 2:08
9 Desensitized 2:24
10 108 2:14
11 I Want You Dead 1:42
12 Big Mouth Strikes Again 3:03
13 L.O.S.E.R. 2:34
14 If You Had 2:07
15 I Knew I'd Lose 2:36

11 June 2017

IMPERIAL DRAG self titled 1996

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Born from the ashes of psychedelic pop geniuses Jellyfish, Imperial Drag released a single eponymous album through the Work Group in 1996. Featuring vocalist and guitarist Eric Dover (fresh off a stint fronting Slash's Snakepit), keyboard player Roger Manning, bassist Joseph Karnes, and drummer Eric Skodis, the band lacked only one critical ingredient to replicate the winning Jellyfish formula: drummer, vocalist, and principal songwriter Andy Sturmer. Furthermore, their unorthodox retro-rock style and brazenly glamorized imaging didn't help matters either, failing to endear the band with the flannel-wearing, grunge-obsessed rock audience of the mid-'90s. Put simply, there was to be no victory of style over substance here, and both band and album soon sank without a trace.

 Tracklist 

1 Zodiac Sign 3:29
2 Boy Or A Girl 4:05
3 Crosseyed 3:42
4 The Man In The Moon 4:22
5 "Breakfast" By Tiger (Kiss It All Goodbye) 4:22
6 Playboy After Dark 3:09
7 Illuminate 4:52
8 Spyder 4:50
9 Overnight Sensation 4:40
10 The Salvation Army Band 3:58
11 Dandelion 2:50
12 Stare Into The Sun 5:16
13 Scaredy Cats And Egomaniacs 4:56
14 Down With The Man 2:53

08 June 2017

SICKO

1995

1997

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The scene: Seattle, Washington. A town known for its rainy days, the grunge explosion, and the Microsoft Corporation was also the home town of three recovering metalheads who just wanted to form a band that didn't resemble Soundgarden or Queensrÿche. Having a common interest in the Fastbacks and Hüsker Dü, along with an extended background playing in "horrific cover bands," Ean "Sicko" Hernandez (guitar/ vocals), Denny "Sicko" Bartlett (bass/guitar/vocals), and Josh "Sicko" Rubins (drums) got together in 1991 to form Sicko. Not shying away from their geek-core credibility, Sicko maintained their trademark sound of hyperactive pop-punk without an ounce of taking themselves too seriously. Among all the Pearl Jam and Nirvana wannabes that flooded their city in 1992, a small fan base welcomed them as a relief, as something different, along with their debut four-song EP on Empty Records. Followed by a split 7" with the Mr. T Experience, their first album single, "Can You Feel the Love in This Room," was released in early 1994.

Laugh While You Can Monkey Boy
Accompanied by their happy-go-lucky sound and Indigo Girls cover of "Closer to Fine," Sicko mounted an unsuccessful tour of the United States, and a drummer change would soon follow. In 1995, Johnny Ray Young briefly filled in on the skins while they recorded Laugh While You Can Monkey Boy. Not too long after those sessions, Rubins rejoined the group, Chef Boy R U Dum was also recorded, and both of these albums were released that same year. Unfortunately, after the release and supporting tour of 1997's You're Not the Boss of Me, Sicko announced their separation in July of 1998. The following year, frontman Ean Sicko moved on to form his own project, Tales from the Birdbath. Accompanied by members of the Primitive 5, they released their first album on Empty in 1999. 

Laugh While You Can Monkey Boy

Tracklist

1 Wave Motion Gun
2 Farm Song
3 When To Quit
4 Johnny Be Not So Good
5 Bad Year
6 Rehashed
7 Snowcone
8 Little Star
9 The Juice Is Loose
10 Who Owes
11 Mom
12 What's On

You Are Not The Boss of Me

Tracklist

1 Window Of Opportunity
2 A Song About A Rabbit
3 Mike TV
4 An Indie Rock Daydream
5 The One That Got Away
6 Hipster Boyfriend
7 Attention Please
8 My Tribute To The Misfits (Aka: Your Sister Is A Werewolf Tonight)
9 Washington My Home
10 What Happened
11 High Hopes
12 In So Many Words
13 If I'm Vacant
14 Summer Never Came
15 Yakuri Abe
16 The Best Thing In The World
17 Wrathchild

03 June 2017

MINERVA STRAIN Blue Tarantella 1995

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 Tracklist 

1 Ricochet Turnstiles 5:29
2 Jupiters 2:42
3 Dead Fish Calliopes 6:04
4 Autoclave 2:32
5 Eneavor 4:40
6 Seven Seconds Underground 6:49
7 J. Edgar Hoover Parachutes 4:12
8 In Grace With The Sea 3:16
9 The Blue Guitar 5:40
10 Cease To Exist 4:19
11 Cadillacland 2:11
12 Silverweed (Speedtrials) 3:29
13 Yes And Know 4:57
14 Poptones 5:55
- [untitled] 10:36
 

02 June 2017

JACKOPIERCE Bringing on the Weather 1994



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One of the hardest-touring bands of the '90s, Jackopierce slipped under the mainstream's radar to earn a widespread following on college campuses with their pleasant acoustic folk-pop. Guitarists/singers Jack O'Neill and Cary Pierce founded the duo in 1988, while both were attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas as theater majors. Honing a charmingly simple, low-key sound centered around vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars, the two developed a strong local following around the Dallas area. In 1991, they self-released an eponymous first album on their own Rhythmic Records, and embarked on a grueling touring schedule that helped cultivate a national collegiate following. Two more self-released albums -- the 1992 fan favorite Woman as Salvation and 1993's partly new Live From the Americas -- helped expand that following, as did an extensive nationwide mailing list that kept their fan base well-informed (in the days just prior to the explosion of the Internet). Jackopierce's DIY spirit was rewarded with a major-label contract from A&M in 1994. Their debut album, Bringing on the Weather, was produced by T-Bone Burnett, who added extra instruments to flesh out their sound. Virtually ignored by the mainstream media, the album nonetheless sold over 100,000 copies. In its wake, O'Neill and Pierce added a full-time rhythm section in bassist Clay Pendergrass and drummer Earl Darling. Their next effort, 1996's Finest Hour, was a fully electrified break from their long-established acoustic sound. However, it failed to break the band into the mainstream. In late 1997, they decided to break up and move on, and embarked on a national farewell tour. They also issued the double-disc retrospective Decade, which featured a smattering of live performances and unreleased tracks. Both O'Neill and Pierce continued to write and record on their own; O'Neill also moved to New York and joined the Bat Theater Company. In late 2002, Jackopierce decided to reunite and hit the road once again, to the delight of their still-active fan base.

Tracklist

1 Late Shift 3:39
2 Forces 4:00
3 Weather 4:08
4 Along For The Ride 3:06
5 Iron John 4:20
6 Jacob 3:53
7 Anderson's Luck 4:06
8 Free 4:11
9 Capable Girl 3:30
10 Witch In The Old Man 2:26
11 Be Your Man 4:35
12 Get To Know Me Better 3:15

SAM PHILLIPS Martinis and Bikinis 1994





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The acid pop singer/songwriter born Leslie Phillips earned the nonsensical nickname "Sam" as a child; only when she was recording her debut album did she finally hear of the other, more renowned Sam Phillips and learn of his legacy as the founder of Sun Records, the label which launched the careers of Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. In retrospect, however, her relative distance from the history and conventions of pop music may have been in her favor and accounted for the fresh perspective her work offered; a critic's darling, Phillips sold few records, but her songs won widespread praise not only from the press but also from her fellow performers.

Beyond Saturday Night
Born in 1962, Phillips was raised in Glendale, California. As a child she became fascinated by philosophy and religion, primarily fundamentalism; she began writing songs at the age of 14 as an outlet for exploring her Christian beliefs, as well as for coping with family strife. In 1984, under the name Leslie Phillips, she released her first LP, Beyond Saturday Night, on the contemporary Christian label Word. Within the limited framework of the Christian rock community, Phillips became a star; her records, which also included 1984's Dancing with Danger and 1985's Black and White in a Grey World, regularly sold upwards of 200,000 copies, and she was a tremendous live draw while touring churches and coffeehouses.
The Turning
With the aptly titled The Turning, released in 1987, Phillips first teamed with producer T-Bone Burnett, a renowned pop producer who also helmed Bob Dylan's voyage into Christianity. After the album's release, she publicly denounced her label as a right-wing propaganda machine, and announced her retirement from CCM; disavowing all of her previous work, she adopted the name Sam on a permanent basis and, with Burnett's assistance, landed a contract with Virgin Records. With Burnett again in the producer's seat, she emerged in 1988 with her secular debut, The Indescribable Wow, which earned vast acclaim not only for her powerful vocals, penetrating lyrics, and gorgeous melodies, but also for the record's lush, Baroque production.
Cruel Inventions
Phillips and Burnett married prior to the release of 1991's darker, more experimental Cruel Inventions, which featured a guest appearance from Elvis Costello. With 1994's Grammy-nominated Martinis and Bikinis, her sound flirted closely with Beatlesque popcraft; the album's finale, a cover of John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth," further drove the comparisons home. After making her feature film debut in the 1995 blockbuster Die Hard with a Vengeance, Phillips returned with 1996's Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop), another departure which touched upon lounge pop and industrial sounds; on the song "Slapstick Heart," she even shared songwriting credits with the members of R.E.M. Zero Zero Zero: The Best of Sam Phillips followed in early 1999.
Fan Dance
In 2001, Phillips began rethinking her approach to music, and that year she released Fan Dance, her first album for Nonesuch Records. Produced by Burnett, Fan Dance abandoned the ornate pop sound of their previous work together in favor of spare and casual semi-acoustic settings. The album was a critical success, and a similarly styled follow-up, A Boot and a Shoe, appeared in 2004, followed by Don't Do Anything in 2008. After that release she left Nonesuch and began a project called Long Play, where she spent a year and a half releasing EPs every two months (five in all) and an album (Cameras in the Sky) at the project's end in 2011. Along the way she shared videos, outtakes, and extra tracks on her website, and self-released a compliation of tracks from the project called Solid State: Songs from the Long Play. Around this time she began working on her friend Amy Sherman-Palladino's new TV show Bunheads, scoring each epsiode, just as she did on Sherman-Palladino's long-running (2000-2007) show The Gilmore Girls. At the same time, she also began work on a new album, Push Any Button, which was released on her own Littlebox label in summer 2013.

Tracklist  

1 Love And Kisses 0:56
2 Signposts 2:19
3 Same Rain 4:11
4 Baby I Can't Please You 3:30
5 Circle Of Fire 3:12
6 Strawberry Road 4:05
7 When I Fall 5:07
8 Same Changes 4:44
9 Black Sky 4:03
10 Fighting With Fire 3:00
11 I Need Love 3:39
12 Wheel Of The Broken Voice 4:00
13 Gimme Some Truth 3:27

31 May 2017

TRIGGERMAN Dead Like Me 2000

Originally recorded in 1992 when it was initially released on vinyl. 
When I heard this on an old college radio tape of mine, I thought it was Dag Nasty.


Tracklist

1 Time Divides
2 One Innocent Girl
3 Aftertaste
4 Impression
5 Running Out
6 Witness
7 A Gun In The Hand
8 If Only I
9 Limit
10 Insulate