15 December 2017

FORGET-ME-NOTS Hullabaloo 1992

by request
 

 Tracklist 

1 Soap Singer's Beat 3:19
2 Trouble 3:24
3 She Said, You Said 3:50
4 Girl 3:05
5 Weathervane 2:29
6 Summerhill Dawn 3:48
7 Mama Said 2:50
8 So Good 2:27
9 Home 5:06
10 Jeanine 2:18
11 Egomania 2:54
12 Work Of Art 4:39
13 Elephant Man 1:26

14 December 2017

ED'S REDEEMING QUALITIES It's All Good News 1991

by request
 

Tracklist  

1 She Ate The Fly
2 Blood Bank Man
3 King Of Calypso
4 Falls Church, Virginia
5 Someone Else In The Room
6 I'm Not Drinking, Hm Hm
7 Fortune Teller
8 Lighthouse
9 Forget
10 Think
11 Random
12 Caucasian Spiritual
13 The Curse
14 Bad Supper
15 Bad Coffee
16 The Letter
17 Lawyers & Truckers
18 Christmas In Vermont

13 December 2017

GRAND MAL Pleasure is No Fun 1997


Discogs



Artist Biography by

Bill Whitten formed the New York City band Grand Mal after the dissolution of his former group, the Connecticut combo St. Johnny, in 1995. While his former unit gloried in Sonic Youth-style fuzz and feedback (with a distinct slacker air), Grand Mal was decidedly less lethargic, glorying in glammed-up aggression and gutter-punk abandonment. Whitten launched Grand Mal with a primarily solo EP in 1996. The punctuations of energy and hearty stabs at club-kid culture (bolstered by the vocals of Carmen Quinones) clearly indicated a new path for Whitten. Lead guitarist John deVries (formerly of Agitpop) soon proved to be an able accomplice in the new venture, and the two continued to draw upon the inspiration of such '70s rock 'n' roll acts as the New York Dolls and Mott the Hoople. A revolving cast of musicians contributed to the group's first two releases. By the time of 1999's Maledictions album, Grand Mal had solidified around Whitten, deVries, bassist Steve Borgerding, drummer Parker Kindred and keyboard player Jonathon Toubin. The group released the album Precision Exits in 2000; three years later the glam heavy Bad Timing appeared. 

 Tracklist 


1 I'm In Trouble
2 Give Yourself To The Devil
3 Wholle Lotta Nuthin'
4 Quittin' Time
5 Lucky Stiffs
6 Light As A Feather
7 Superstars
8 Cold As A Donor
9 Blow Your Nose
10 The Thing To Do
11 Don't Be Late

ED'S REDEEMING QUALITIES More Bad Times 1990

by request
 

Artist Biography by

A quirky folk group who defy an easy placement in genre, Ed's Redeeming Qualities' instrumentation -- guitar, violin, ukulele, bongos, accordion, cardboard bass, and drum -- suggests folk music and the songs run the gamut of influences from rock, country, calypso, and klezmer. A reviewer described them as the "David Lynch of folk music," which is as apt a description as anyone has come up with. With a penchant for writing simple, affecting melodies with sophisticated wordplay that makes one either laugh out loud, smile, or scratch one's head in confusion (and sometimes all three simultaneously) along with live performances that ran the gamut from brilliant to painful, ERQ amassed a strong cult following, which hasn't subsided with the band's demise. 

Tracklist  

1 Camouflage
2 Spoken Word
3 Bob
4 Sad
5 The Boy I Work With
6 Buck Tempo
7 Cheese Grater
8 Too Pretty
9 A Little Thing
10 New Distributor Cap
11 Things That Scare Me
12 Virginia
13 Lawn Dart
14 Mrs. Price
15 I'm Not Eating, I'm Not Anything
16 Poem
17 More Bad Times

11 December 2017

SQUIRTGUN

self titled
1995

Another Sunny Afternoon
1997
 
 

Artist Biography by


Shenanigans
Full of plenty of energy and fervor, Squirtgun plays melodic punk rock in the Lookout Records tradition, drawing on bands like the Descendents, Green Day and Screeching Weasel. The band formed in the fall of 1993 when punk rock producer and bassist Mass Giorgini decided to form a new band out of the remnants of his old band, Rattail Grenadier. With Rattail members Flav Giordini (guitar) and Dan Lumley (drums) in the lineup, the group recruited vocalist/guitarist Matt Hart of Freaks of Nature. In the spring of 1995, Squirtgun recorded their debut EP, Shenanigans, for Lookout. A song off this record, "Social," was then featured in the Kevin Smith film Mallrats. Their self-titled, full-length album was released later that year. After recruiting guitarist and vocalist Zac Damon for live shows, the band put out their second EP in 1996. Entitled Mary Ann, the record was a tribute to Mary Ann of Gilligan's Island, and the group shot a video featuring a cameo by actress Dawn Wells. Squirtgun's second album, Another Sunny Afternoon, came out in the spring of 1997. Afterwards, the bandmembers began to focus more attention on their other projects, including Screeching Weasel, the Mopes, Common Rider, and Simian. Their third and most propulsive full-length, Fade to Bright, was released on Honest Don's Records in the summer of 2003.  

self titled

Tracklist 

1 Long So Long 2:00
2 Elaine On The Brain 1:50
3 Allergic To You 2:15
4 Mr. Orange 2:03
5 Liar's Corner 1:37
6 Social 3:52
7 With A Grin & A Kick 2:31
8 Morning Grit 1:14
9 Less Than Nothing 2:30
10 Make It Up 2:02
11 Headache All Day 2:06
12 Frederick's Frost 1:40


Another Sunny Afternoon

Tracklist

1 Field Trip 1:48
2 Mary Ann 2:32
3 Hey Louise 2:15
4 Another Sunny Afternoon 2:03
5 Butterbean 2:07
6 So Cool 1:57
7 Coffee 1:34
8 My Jeannette 1:51
9 Come On Let's Go! 1:49
10 Normal Girl 1:34
11 Without A Ticket 1:06
12 You're The Greatest 3:20


08 December 2017

12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING Loveless 1990

by request
LP version with 9 tracks


Tracklist

A1 Suicide Summer 4:53
A2 Lost In Space 4:33
A3 Shower Of Love 4:53
A4 This Old World 7:30
B1 I Was The One 6:13
B2 Loveless 4:26
B3 What Now 4:32
B4 Little Darling 4:26
B5 Kiss Me Kate 4:45

HAVANA 3 A.M. self titled 1991

by request


Artist Biography by


Texas Glitter & Tombstone Tales
Taking their name from an obscure Pérez Prado album, Havana 3 A.M. included former Clash bassist Paul Simonon, guitarist Gary Myrick (ex-Figures), and lead singer Nigel Dixon from Whirlwind. With Simonon aboard, there was built-in interest for their debut release, issued through IRS Records in spring 1991. Blending roots rock and punk, it received generally solid reviews and notched a minor radio hit with "Reach the Rock," and the band toured extensively promoting it. Simonon left the band afterwards to pursue a career in art and Dixon passed away from cancer. Myrick rebuilt the band with bass player Tom Felicetta and drummer Jamie Chez, releasing Texas Glitter & Tombstone Tales in 1996. It would be the only other release under the Havana 3 A.M. moniker, as Myrick would return to a solo career with 2001's Waltz of the Scarecrow King, which found him working with noted producer Tchad Blake

Tracklist

1 Joyride 2:54
2 Blue Motorcycle Eyes 3:52
3 Reach The Rock 4:14
4 Death In The Afternoon 4:18
5 Hole In The Sky 2:46
6 What About Your Future 4:40
7 The Hardest Game 3:48
8 Hey Amigo 4:24
9 Life On The Line 4:03
10 Surf In The City 2:37
11 Blue Gene Vincent 3:27
12 Living In This Town 4:17

TOMORROWLAND Sequence Of The Negative Space Changes 1998






Discogs


Artist Biography by

Ann Arbor, MI's Nick Brockney and Steve Baker are known collectively as Tomorrowland. They are part of a Michigan-based space rock and electronic scene that also includes Füxa, Asha Vida, Auburn Lull, and quite a few others. Tomorrowland's influences included Krautrock, psychedelia, early Brian Eno (especially Discreet Music), Seefeel, My Bloody Valentine, Teutonic post-rock/electronic acts like To Rococo Rot and Mouse on Mars, and various others. Prior to Tomorrowland, Brockney had been a member of Children's Ice Cream, who released a single on Randall Nieman's Mind Expansion label (Nieman is a member of Füxa). Brockney eventually ended up in Ann Arbor, where he met Steve Baker during orientation as both were preparing to begin attending classes that fall at the University of Michigan.

They began making music together in March 1996, initially seeing their first release come out on the Burnt Hair label -- via Mind Expansion -- followed by a 7"-only single, I Wish I Was an Angel So I Could Sleep on the Moon, released on the Japanese Motorway label. In May 1997, they issued Futurist on Burnt Hair. That same year, they were invited to participate in Darla Records' Bliss Out series. Released in November of that year, Stereoscopic Soundwaves became the sixth volume in the label's ambient pop series. It was in September 1998 that their first full-length recording, Sequence of the Negative Space Changes, was issued by the Chicago-based Kranky label. In October, the duo returned to the San Francisco-based Darla label, who released the band's People Mover. In 2000, Kranky issued Microbe. They continue to perform and record. Baker continues to work in printmaking and sound, while Brockney is involved in video installations. 

Tracklist

1 Butterflies 4:28
2 Sunspot 6:12
3 Venus 3:17
4 Synapse 4:29
5 Dustbot 4:30
6 Saturn 4:52
7 Oxygen 3:53
8 Sequence 3:11
9 Sunbeam 5:20
10 Mantric 4:57