Sunday, February 7, 2016

Delakota - "The Rock" (CD-Single, 1998 - Go Beat!)

Hey there! It's a Saturday night and I haven't made a Saturday night post since... who knows? There are good chances to have said the following again but I'm getting old and I guess it's typical for old people to forget things, so... I'm a 100% 9Ts kid! And I've spent my teens listening to many Brit bands and I developed a habit to like the "Rave" Manchester bands (Madchester anyone?) quite A LOT! And I used to like dance and club stuff the same as I used to like the rockin' and rollin' ones! I mean, back then I used to like even some "grunge" stuff  too (OK, go ahead now and shoot me!).
Delakota was a "band" of those "shoulda been, coulda been" phrases/old cliches but trust me, these guys were totally awesome! I mean, they're still better than most of them Kasabian dudes around (and I like Kasabian, I found actually the other day that I own their first CD!). "The Rock" was their debut (or it's "C'mon Cincinnati" their first one?) and it's a cool as fuck, laid back, stoned-sy Screamadelica meets "Second Coming" era Stone Roses with Charlatans' Tim Burgess on the mic, thing! I'm sitting also on the "555" single but it's a 45 and I'm too lazy to the rip thing on vinyl... You know...

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jack O' Fire - "The Destruction Of Squaresville" (CD, Estrus - 1994)

If you're really into this 'blues punk' thing there are good chances to know or sitting on this CD already. Jack O' Fire were made of the same clothe the Oblivians, the Raunch Hands and the archetype Blues Explosion been made also. If my memory serves me well, Tim Warren is a huge Jack O' Fire fan if that says something (I know it says actually). They've been created to create mayhem by doing punkish covers on blues and soul standards and bluesy renditions of punk rock stiffs. And they had Tim Kerr on guitar and Walter Daniels on harp and vocals. Any gang with these two punks involved worth its salt, right? As Big Daddy Soul putted once (whoever this BDS guy is anyway): "Jack O' Fire is on a mission to educate, liberate and inspire the young masses by the only means necessary... Rhythm & Blues". Dig?

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Berry Pickers - "Watcha Tryin' Todo/ All Aboard / Wee Wee Hours" (7" single, Dionysus - 1986/87)

The Berry Pickers were an excellent and dirty R&B band from East Hollywood, with a hard fixation for Chuckster as their name proudly announce (and two outta three songs on this slice), Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker. As far as I know as long as they were together, they released only this EP on Dionysus but there are rumors for some more recorded material that stays in the can and waits patiently to breath. I dig them obviously cause they chose the hard way back then for not going psych or garage as the trends ordered. OK, I dig them actually cause I'm too a totally R&B oriented one track mind prick but you know that already, don't you?! Very much in The Crawdaddys and Tell Tale Hearts style and look (Rolling Stones circa 1964 in fact). Don't know also if it's in real MONO, but any band that wore proudly its monophonic obsessions, are this blog's pets!

PS: Happy new year! Hope this new run of months to bring everyone better news and a better life. Health and joy, nothing else matters.

Friday, January 1, 2016

I said Baby...

I said Baby, you know when you bend over I see every bit of Christmas and when you bend back I`m looking right into the new year! She said Honey... Honey, you know I gave up cigarettes for my new year`s resolution, but I didn`t give up smooooking! I said Woman! Woman, you wanna walk a mile for a Camel or are you going to make like Mr Chesterfield and satisfy? She said, that all depends on what your packing... Regular or Kingsize?!!!

Then she pulled out my Jim Beam, and to her surprise, it was every bit as hard as my Canadian Club!!! I said, what now you got to say baaaaaaayybe? She said Umm...

Saturday, December 19, 2015

****** Rudy Ray Moore - XXXMas Presents!!! ******

Merry Christmas to ya all and send kids to bed, Santa's cuming! 
See ya next year!


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sinatra 100 and the revenge of Rock & Roll!!!

Sinatra hated rock 'n' roll so naturally I should have hated him back, right?! I won't! He was Dino's best pal, and you know what, I LOVE DINO!! He was also a very sharp male and I dig sharp males very much man, especially now in a world full of metro-sexual creatures!!! Rock and roll revenged him anyhow with this little song, he-he... Listen to it and hear the the man struggle with all these flim-flams and bim-bams!!! Great fun and groovy toon!!! 100 years from the birth of legend? Yes!

PS: Special thanks to The Hound for learning me so many things, this song included! I wish this blog was still around...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Rolling Stones - "Street Fighting Man" b/w "No Expectations" (7" Single, DECCA - 1966; Italy MONO mix)

Greetings to y'all people. Quite busy nowadays so you're lucky, I'm not gonna fiddle your precious time with my stupid blah-blahs. So, here's another great offering by my buddy outta Paris, France in a glorious MONO mix (and quite different from the well known in STEREO), à bientôt!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - "Vive La Revolution! + LAMF Outtakes" (10", Munster/Skydog - 1999)

This one was recorded live (12/8/1977) by our pet band here at the much talked these days (sadly, for the wrong reasons) Bataclan. Jean-Philippe thought this must be a proper tribute and he was right, so...

Saturday, November 7, 2015

"Cheers!" Pure Genius: 20 page Pub Rock spectacular! (Mojo Magazine, Issue 30 - May 1996)

That's a hugely influential 20 page piece (at least for me) on MOJO Magazine dated back in May 1996 (just a month before my school and it's written by the exceptional drummer of The Kursaal Flyers and The Records and now an even cooler music author (among them of course the No Sleep Till Canvey Island book), Will Birch. Back then of course (again!), no internet blah-blah-blah, so this more or less (more!) became my guide and source for quite many beloved (till now and ever) bands and gangs. From Dr. Feelgood, Nick Lowe and Eddie & the Hot Rods, to the Count Bishops, Graham Parker and Ducks Deluxe, this is probably the best effort ever committed on paper about punk rock's true and unsung forefather and  gatecrasher. It's the story of Pub Rock served up just in time (Saturday night)... Raise a glass to the regulars!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Various Artists - "Savage Evangelists, The GaragePunk Gospel According to..." (WAILCD 02)

Heeeeeyyyyy, everything's OK? Hope so! Quickly: as you can easily guess, that's another shitty WTS compilation for your listening pleasure! Don't know about your neighbors' though, he-he... Anyway, the process remains the s(h)ame. Your host here in a dervish kinda mode, opens the vaults and rips the stuff the way exactly he listens to them! Ooops, I've gone too far this time, right? I'm so way out of ma head that I speak for myself in third person, not a good thing... So, I tried to keep a balance and not to include "mainstream hits" like Psychotic Reaction or Pushin' Too Hard but not go the other way too with stuff way to geeky. Fuck man, we're talking 'bout garagepunk here, rock and roll's ultra crude, primitive and mindless prick so no fuckin' geeks allowed!!! Hope you enjoy yourself with this as much I did when I was creating this obviously Tim Warren influenced little monster!!! 100% Teen Unpsychedelic 60s Teen Punk!!! Cheers!!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

I said it's like thunder... It's like lightning... A summarize of an already good year for all Johnny Thunders fans!!!

Hey there! The good guys over at Chatterbox forum reminded (and in some cases actually, informed me, about some of the following Johnny Thunders goodies! So it's my turn to spread the word and summarize an already good year for all us Thunders' acolytes:

Easy Action Records put out some shit, with some more in the pipeline!
  • A Comprehensive and remastered In Cold Blood, with all of Johnny's studio recordings from 1982 (on Double-CD and vinyl)  
  • A remastered version of some old Dolls' gigs under the Butterflyin' name (waiting from day to day for this to come in my mailbox).
  • A 10" vinyl Critic's Choice/So Alone single (I suppose the Chesterfield Kings backed recordings)
  • A 7" vinyl In Cold Blood single

Remarquable Records is going berserk on The Heartbreakers/Johnny front:
  • 10" vinyl Daddy Rollin' Stone EP (27 Nov 2015)
  • So Alone Double-LP (remastered from the original tapes) with the LP + non-album tracks (29 Jan 2016)
  • JOHNNY THUNDERS:1978 - 2CD + Book (still in pre-production, but rumors say it will include all of the tracks from RBL1 + RBL2 10" EPs + even more previously unreleased tracks) 
Cleopatra Records released recently a (supposed) unreleased live recording of The Heartbreakers at a 1977 Village Gate gig, when they were hot as hell and they were firing in all cylinders!!! Look for it under the L.A.M.F. – Live At The Village Gate 1977, title. It reminds me a few well known old boots but the sound's definitely better (way better in fact) and the packaging an awesomeness! Walter Lure got involved with this in one way or another, so go ahead... 

Last but not least, a reminder on the special RECORD STORE DAY Jungle Records double vinyl release of the now legendary, Live At Max's Kansas City Volumes 1 & 2.

Keep 'em coming!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Cobras [Memphis] - "Restless" b/w "Shake Up" (Stax, 7" - 1964)

The one and only platter by The Cobras from Memphis TN (not to be confused with the quite many I guess gangs of the era - I know a few garage hoots, too...) was a revelation for the guy this side your computer screen, from the word go! and its first spin ever! Cause you know, what we got here is actually people an another way cool version of the Mar-Keys (Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn and Terry Johnston - not Packy Axton though, as some might still claim) fooling around the studio with an old Link Wray inspired instro-burning riff, dated back (as the legend says) in their high school days and resurrected in 1964 when these guys were among the Stax's hit-making factory hottest players and songwriters. OK now, shape the picture: One of THEE BEST ever Rhythm and Soul acts, are trying to fuck with Linkster... And fuck yes, this is as good and as cool as you might think and even better!!! I mean, even if you're among those hardcore Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr aficionados (I am too, welcome buddy...), in a drunk night you can easily mistake it as an attention of yours escaping gem! B-Side has the equally kick ass "Shake Up" titty-shaker, a dipped up to your throat Memphis rhythm and blues shit kicker full of the well known MGs/Keys grit! Give yourself a good listen and then question yourself how this haven't been yet heavily compiled?!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Goosebumps... The 1st Elvis Presley acetate recording, transferred to digital. (Video)

King Elvis' 1953 unripe SUN recordings of "My Happiness" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin", digitally transferred for reissue by Jack White’s Third Man Records

In January 2015, it was announced that the first ever Elvis Presley recordings (I'm pretty sure, any visitor of this space knows perfectly well the legendary story for the supposed Gladys' birthday present, am I right..?) had been sold for the amount of $300,000! The buyer as it turned out was the once upon a time White Stripes main man, Jack White. So, Jack met with legendary music archivist Alan Stoker (son of the original Jordanaires member Gordon Stoker BTW, a cool coincidence at least...) at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN to have this rock n roll top notch rarity, digitally transferred for a Third Man repress for the masses, trying at the same time not to lose the feeling and the soul that makes these two songs both haunting and breathtaking! Check out the following footage of Alan Stoker and Jack White as they make the transfer and peel back the label to discover a very special surprise (at least for me)!!! Rock and Roll goosebumps...