20 April 2018

SLOAN Between The Bridges 1999

by request
 

Tracklist  

1 The N.S. 4:37
2 So Beyond Me 2:54
3 Don't You Believe A Word 3:15
4 Friendship 3:22
5 Sensory Deprivation 6:21
6 All By Ourselves 3:54
7 A Long Time Coming 4:34
8 Waiting For Slow Songs 3:15
9 Losing California 2:57
10 The Marquee And The Moon 3:09
11 Take Good Care Of The Poor Boy 3:16
12 Delivering Maybes 4:23

17 April 2018

GETAWAY CRUISER self titled 1998

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Arising from the ashes of the Ann Arbor grunge outfit whirlingRoad, Getaway Cruiser, in a way, illustrates the evolution of alternative rock. Brothers Chris and Drew Peters were always fascinated by music; by the time they attended the University of Michigan in the early '90s, they had decided to become part of the industry. The Peters established themselves as record reviewers at The Michigan Review, the University's conservative publication, and began working on their band, whirlingRoad. From the outset, they decided to have control over their recordings, founding an independent label called Skillet Records with the assistance of Ted Nugent's manager Doug Banker, and skillfully promoting the label by pasting stickers of their logo all over campus. whirlingRoad gigged whenever they could, playing frat parties and, eventually, the Blind Pig, Ann Arbor's main club.

Phones Calling
When whirlingRoad released their first full-length album in early 1995, guitar-heavy alt-rock ruled the radio, but hip listeners knew that indie rock was backing away from the recycled '70s metal that ruled post-grunge. whirlingRoad's debut was straight-up post-grunge, and while it received some attention in southeast Michigan, it didn't earn a big following. The Peters brothers, along with bassist Mark Dundon, recognized that the times were changing and decided to disband whirlingRoad and form Getaway Cruiser. Drawing heavily from dream pop like the Cranes and new electro-pop like Curve and Garbage, as well as Detroit's healthy space rock scene, Chris and Drew began making experimental tapes with drum machines, synths, and distorted guitars. Enlisting U of M student Dina Harrison as a vocalist and Dan Carroll as a live drummer, Getaway Cruiser's lineup gelled in spring 1996, and the band signed with the same management that helped propel fellow Michigan rockers the Verve Pipe to Top Ten status. Getaway Cruiser's debut album, Phones Calling, was released on Skillet Records in January of 1997, featuring tracks produced by such space rock icons as Mercury Rev bassist Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Luna) and former Ultra Vivid Scene leader Kurt Ralske. The following month they released the Instrumentals EP, which was designed to showcase their experimental side. By the summer of 1997, the band and management had all worked their connections to secure a contract with Sony's alternative subsidiary 550 Music. Hiring the Butcher Brothers, the production team behind Cypress Hill and Urge Overkill, Getaway Cruiser recorded their debut album in the fall of 1997. The Butchers helped secure cameos from Kool Keith and Pras of the Fugees for the album, thus securing Getaway Cruiser's transformation from grunge rockers to electronica-savvy, hip-hop-ready, post-Beck eclectics. Getaway Cruiser began supporting their eponymous debut with a string of local Michigan gigs in the spring, laying the groundwork for the June 2, 1998 release of the album. 

Tracklist  

1 I'm Fine (I Find) 3:31
2 Not Yet Gone 3:10
3 Strung Over, Hung Out 4:21
4 Come To Stay 2:54
5 Something About You 4:12
6 No More Blue 3:37
7 Let's Get Down 3:53
8 Wasting Away 4:40
9 Bad Time 4:47
10 Growing Out 4:14
11 Birthday 4:35
12 Out Of Control 3:35


15 April 2018

HOOTON 3 CAR Cramp Like A Fox 1996

by request
 
punk rock!
 

Tracklist

1 Hallways
2 Lucky Day
3 Slug
4 Swimfeeder
5 Things
6 Disclaimer
7 Skua
8 Prozac
9 Box
10 Cage
11 Drone
12 Komodo Dragon (King Of Lizards)
13 Three Steps Back

14 April 2018

RUBY Salt Peter 1995

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Salt Peter
Ruby was the alias of singer Lesley Rankine, previously the frontwoman of Scottish noise-provocateurs Silverfish. After leaving the group in the wake of their 1993 LP Fuckin' Drivin' or What, Rankine relocated from London to Seattle to collaborate with producer Mark Walk, with whom she'd previously worked on material for the industrial collective Pigface. Dubbing the project Ruby -- a name shared by both of their maternal grandmothers -- Rankine and Walk created a sonic backdrop closer to electronica than the abrasive rock of the singer's past work, with the acclaimed LP Salt Peter appearing in 1995. The remix EP Stroking the Full Length followed a year later. Rankine returned to the outskirts of Scotland to make her follow up record, released in 2001. The album, Short Staffed At the Gene Pool saw Ruby on a new English label, Wichita Recordings and on Thirsty Ear in the US. The song "Grace" was mixed by several abstract producers including Warp Records artist Mira Calix. Later in 2001, Altered & Proud gathered more remixes from luminaries such as Max Tundra, Kid 606, Console and Dot Allison.  

Tracklist

1 Flippin' Tha Bird 4:09
2 Salt Water Fish 3:29
3 Heidi 4:04
4 Tiny Meat 4:04
5 Paraffin 3:36
6 Hoops 3:50
7 Pine 4:08
8 Swallow Baby 5:32
9 The Whole Is Equal To The Sum Of Its Parts 4:07
10 Bud 4:19
11 Carondelet 7:06

12 April 2018

THE MONARCHS Et Vincere Et Mori 1995

by request
 
garage rock
 
 
 
 Tracklist 
 
A1 Et Vincere Et Mori
A2 Go Now
A3 Sarah's Prison Song
A4 Dead Boyfriend
A5 Hot Rods From Hell
A6 Heads Off
A7 Satellite
A8 Lipstick On Your Collar
B1 Rancho Diablo
B2 Kill That Guy
B3 Three Strikes Song
B4 Six-Shooter
B5 Everything You Need
B6 Tapeworm Of Love
B7 Pedal Pusher
B8 Girl Crazy On Mars
B9 Bah Bah Black Sheep

10 April 2018

ALANA DAVIS Blame It On Me 1997

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The daughter of jazz vocalist Ann Marie Schofield and jazz pianist Walter Davis, Jr., Alana Davis made her own reputation as a singer and songwriter whose style bridges folk, rock, jazz, and R&B. Born and raised in New York's Greenwich Village, Davis learned to play the guitar as a youngster. Music remained an avocation, however, until her late teens. Although she began writing songs at the age of 18, Davis didn't turn to music as a career until briefly attending Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York. Leaving school to devote her full attention to music, she recorded a demo tape of her original tunes and was signed by Elektra. They released her debut album, Blame It on Me, in late 1997. It reached number 157 on the Billboard 200, and her first single, a cover of Ani DiFranco's "32 Flavors," became a Top 40 single in early 1998. The single's success also led to an invitation to participate in the Lilith Fair. Davis and Elektra disagreed, however, about the direction of her career. While the label hoped for a straightforward R&B sound, Davis was more interested in fusing her rich mix of influences. Her 2001 sophomore effort, Fortune Cookies, was powerful and original; it also went unpromoted and drove a wedge between her and the label. Striking out on her own, she formed the Tigress Records imprint to release her third album, 2005's critically acclaimed Surrender Dorothy. Though she continued to perform live, not much was heard from Davis in industry circles until she revealed in early 2018 that she had another album ready. Saying that her career had played out backwards -- "I got my first deal…and then I paid my dues" -- she previewed her fourth album at a concert in New Orleans that March. Cleopatra released the sparer Love Again in May of 2018. 

 Tracklist 

1 32 Flavors 3:45
2 Murder 5:00
3 Love & Pride 5:34
4 Turtle 5:19
5 One Day 6:01
6 Crazy 5:04
7 Weight Of The World 6:07
8 Lullaby 5:25
9 Free 4:48
10 Round & Around 5:09
11 Rest Of Yesterday 5:42
12 Blame It On Me 5:11





09 April 2018

ROSA MOTA Drag For A Drag 1993

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Tracklist

1 Baby Flower 5:10
2 Are We Having Fun Yet? 2:44
3 Cold 4:58
4 Untitled 1:08
5 Riverblind 4:20
6 Fucked 5:41
7 Roma 6:00

08 April 2018

MICHIO KADOTANI 腐っていくテレパシーズ 1991






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Michio Kadotani was born in Japan in 1959. Kadotani was the creator of some of the best post punk/noise and all around strangeness to come out of Japan and the head honcho of the band Rotting Telepathies. Have a listen if you like noise rock and post punk. The sounds emanating from his guitar are eclectic weirdness. Be prepared for a journey into the world of Kadotani. In 1990 he passed away, sadly. If you're interested in Japanese noise rock and punk, check out the Tokyo Flashback compilations on P.S.F. (Psychedelic Speed Freaks) Records. These gems have been re-released on vinyl in 2017.


Tracklist 

1 テレパシーなんかウンザリだ 3:24
2 (俺のそばに) 4:59
3 青い再会 3:43
4 エスケイプ・アウエイ 6:46
5 Live At Jam 9:28
6 Live At ぎゃてい 5:06
7 Live At Goodman 0:40
8 (死ぬほど普通のふりをしなければ) 5:39
9 5:11
10 同時の2人 4:25
11 現実 4:22
12 (無題) 6:05


THE SHAKERS Songs From Beneath The Lake 1990





Ethereal, ambient folk rock with acoustic guitar and female vocals

Discogs


Tracklist

1 Songs From Beneath The Lake
2 Beside The Little River
3 The Rain Song
4 King Of The Cave Fish
5 Damballah-Wedo
6 The Cold Song Of The Deep
7 Prayer For The Snake
8 Snowdrops
9 Dog In The Street
10 City Of Strange Delight
11 Old Drums
12 Stand Up




DUNK Time To Fly 1999

 formerly known as Starkicker

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Dunk is a Canadian group that formed in the late '90s. Members are lead singer/guitarist Ben Dunk, bassist Nick Dunk, drummer Doug Boudreau, and a guitarist by the single name of Tawgs. In September of 1999, the band's first album, Time to Fly, was released under the Sony Records label. The guys had some talented help in the studio while working on the album, including keyboardist, bassist, and guitarist Rick Neigher, and Rami Jaffee on the piano and synthesizer. Some of the tracks that can be found on this prime debut are "Crowd Surfing," "I Get High," "You Got It," "Everything Is Blue," and "Take You There." 

Tracklist


1 Crowd Surfing 4:11
2 Time To Fly 2:33
3 I Get High 2:58
4 Hollywood 3:25
5 Personal Assistant 4:46
6 Santa Fe 3:57
7 You Got It 3:43
8 Just Felt Right 4:28
9 Everything Is Blue 3:36
10 Take You There 4:05
11 Airwaves 2:34
12 Running 3:36
13 Crowd Surfing (Surf's Up Mix) 3:53