Out of respect to those at Finders Keepers Records, I'm not going to post the whole compilation (this compilation is worth seeking out anyways) I'm just going to post my favorite tracks. This was a record store day 2010 exclusive and only 1000 were pressed. According to the Finders Keepers site, it's sold out but I've seen them around at several record shops. Don't sleep on this one! Your Saturday morning routine will be that much better!
Ali Babki - Your Grey Eyes
"Meet Anna, Ewa, Krystyna, Sylwia, Anna and Wanda. This six fold sisterhood of Polish pin-ups took the Sopot music festival by storm under the direction of orchestrator Juliusz Loranc. One of many indigenous flocks from Communist era Poland who failed to migrate beyond its climate."
Soledad Miranda - El Color Del Amor "Commonly recognised as Spanish Horrortica director Jess Franco's most infamous leading lady this Seville born future Vampyros Lesbos actress released two sought after and lesser spotted 7" EPs containing the only 8 songs she ever recorded. Produced and marketed exclusively in Spain - which was out of synch with here growing international readership - tracks like 'El Color Del Amor' showed a huge potential which would have undoubtedly blossomed if it wasn't for her untimely death on the road between Madrid and Portugal on 18th August 1970. Taken from the forthcoming Soledad Miranda compendium."
Los Cincos still continue to be an un-googable band. But from what the information that I've gathered over the years I know that they reigned over the Los Angeles house party scene circa-late-1990's and even cut an album with April March. Experimental Procedures in Hi-Fidelity is a true gem that combines...well, just listen.
For those of you that know me personally you already know that Chromatics has been my favorite band since I was 15. So for this post I've decided to share demos, live sessions, and songs that Chromatics have contributed for compilations. I'm only going share rare, hard to find tracks from the band, I won't upload any albums that are available for purchase.
COMPILATIONS Track Listing: 1. Antena - On the Boat (Chromatics Remix) 2. Curtains [Plaster Hounds era) 3. Fork YR Tongue [Chrome Rats era] 4. I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live) [Chrome Rats era)
DEMOS [Songs the band posted for download on their myspace page]Track Listing: 1. Pornography 2. House of Models 3. Ice Hatchets 4. Lady 5. My Only Love 6. Program 1 7. Program 8. Witness
LIVE (01-25-03) Track Listing: 1. Chalk Dust (Holy Water) 2. Ice Hatchets 3. Curtains 4. Untitled #1 5. Beach of Infants 6. Untitled #2 7. Love You 8. Fertile Future
Line-up: Adam Miller - Vocals, Guitar, Bass Nat Sahlstrom - Bass, Guitar
LIVE ON KXLU Track Listing: 1. Healer 2. Hands in the Dark 3. Ice Hatchets 4. Interview 5. Interview #2 6. Jade, Diamond, Rubies 7. Witness Line-up: Lena Okazaki - Vocals, Bass, Melodica Adam Miller - Vocals, Guitar, Drum Programs
Never in my life did I ever think I was going to have a chance to see Tom Waits live. It was just something I accepted. Then the "Glitter and Doom" tour was announced and with Bush giving everyone that stimulus check, the timing couldn't of been more perfect. I even traveled to Florida, a state I always told myself I would never visit, to see Tom Waits in the flesh. I could seriously go on and on about how magical that show was but I have a couple more post I want to publish before the night begins.
I bring you here an audio documentation (in high quality!) of a night from the "Glitter and Doom" tour. Recorded live on the last night of the U.S. tour in Atlanta's Fox Theater. This was originally streamed on http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92916923 Here's a track by track mp3 version of it.
Track Listing: 1. Lucinda / Ain't Going Down to the Well 2. Down in the Hole 3. Falling Down 4. Chocolate Jesus 5. All the World Is Green 6. Cemetery Polka 7. Cause of It All 8. Such a Scream 9. November" 1o. Hold On 11. Black Market Baby 12. 9th and Hennepin 13. Lie to Me 14. Lucky Day 15. On the Nickel 16. Lost in the Harbor 17. Innocent When You Dream 18. Hoist That Rag 19. Make It Rain 20. Dirt in the Ground 21. Get Behind the Mule 22. Hang Down Your Head 23. Jesus Gonna Be Here 24. Singapore 25. Eyeball Kid 26. Anywhere I Lay My Head
From the moment I first heard "Enmete" I knew I was going to love everything else Mulatu Astatke has released. This 10" ep, which I was lucky enough to find for 10 dollars!!!, was released on Soundway Records and is the best way to be introduce to the Ethiopian genius that is Mulatu Astatke. This is a guy that once you hear him, you think to yourself "How is it that I've gone this long without knowing who this guys is!" Highly Recommended!