Beach / Straight to video / Rock'n'roll clone / Bored / Dig the fuzz / Wanna die / Ain't got the strenght / Dr Death / You know, I know / Small town fecef / Hive / Favourite shirt / DYL 531C / New girlfriend / Another round.
Engineered and recorded by M. Pennington.
THE GOOD TIME CHARLIES are : The Nought Boy : vox, guitar / Templeton Maurice : guitar, vox / Chief Chubba : bass / Captain Zero : drums.
"Third album by cult UK Garage Punk Rock’n’Rollers, The Good Time Charlies ! . This should be on Norton, Crypt or Bomp and not some tiny French punk label, for a start as it’s classic retro-Garage Rock. Veterans of the English South Coast scene (ex members of the Green Hornets, TV21…) they took their name from a major label rejection letter explaining how the band in question were seemingly having far too much fun to ever have commercial potential. Described over-enthusiastically as ‘the ultimate gonzoid rock’n’roll party album’ it certainly is the smartest dumb, seriously fun LP for a while. A million influences (Jerry Lee Lewis, Ramones, Saints, Standells, the Milkshakes) from across the decades and from the coolest genres; 50’s rock’n’roll, Nuggets psych, surf-punk, …boogie-rock? Supporting Jet seemed to have a profound effect on what was formerly perhaps a Medway-style punk band into the MC5, but no matter. ‘Porn Collection’ is an infectious frat-rocker about a girl ‘with a purty face and a dirty mind’. Other songs concern the beach, hot tubs, food, lust and guitars. 'Pie Shop Locator' is a one of two sublime instrumentals. Fifteen killer songs plus five bonus tracks add up to a thoroughly fine selection of steamy, stomping, sing-a-long rock’n’roll." G. BABEY
You like the G.T.C .? Buy cd's here & here !
Blue skies & sunshine* / Can you do it-Waitin' in line*/ Frisco band*/ Love in vain / Travellin' riverside blues / Gravel rash / Sittin' on the top of the world-It's all over now / Styrofoam / I'm not satisfied / Dust in my broom / The last time / Loose Gravel.* Tracks recorded at Kelly Quan's studio, San Francisco.Other tracks recorded live at the Coffee Gallery , North Beach, San Francisco (1976)Loose Gravel were : Mike Wilhelm : 6 & 12 string guitar, lead vocals / Mike Deryckx : bass guitar & backing vocals / Rol Gjano : drums & percussion.
World all alone / Busy body / It's not a rumour / Out of the combat zone / I was a teenage shoplifter.
Produced by Larry Lee
The Nu Kats were : A. J. Galles : drums, harmony, cowbell, claps / B. Moore : sax, keyboards, guitar, maracas,tambourine, claps / F. Moore : lead vocals, 6 & 12 string, harmony, tambourine, claps / D. Peters : bass, harmony, fuzz guitar, snaps, claps.
"Rarely do escapees from the loony bin gather together to play rock 'n' roll, but such just might be the case with the Nu Kats . Although their background is sketchy, their white pallor suggests a period of confinement. However, it is known that all four members grew up within blocks of each other in Minneapolis, only to inexplicably rendezvous in Hollywood many years later.
Once a wall overheard drummer Allen Galles raving about his split musical personalities, everything from surf bands to rhythm & blues to Zappa to Crosby, Stills and Nash to a barbershop quartet. Bassist Dennis Peters is known all over Hollywood for his extreme stinginess - "he'll do anything for money." On at least two occasions he appeared in drag to take advantage of the Ladies Night Special, thereby saving 49 cents a drink. Try him sometime.
Multi-instrumentalist Bobbyzio Moore has a character for each instrument he plays. He can be dangerous. At any given moment his eyes will glaze, and he'll froth in an unrelenting barrage of self-effacing jokes in the manner of Rodney Dangerfield. One of the band's strongest attributes, he says is "We have the ability for looking interesting even during the boring moments."
Most manic of all is Clark Kent-ish Freddy Moore . While he appears totally in control on stage, in his personal life Moore is a one-man sandtrap. Once, on his moped, he crashed into a truck and broke both legs. His day-to-day turmoil includes knocking over drinks, and stumbling along in romance. In "Shoplifter" he sings about trying to cope while dreading the clobbering he'll get from his mom when she finds out. Actually Moore feels good about all these anxieties, as it gives him the inspiration for writing.
Producer Larry Lee (a member of the Scooters rock band) was the only one who could possibly exert any control, wisely wearing his intimidating "white jacket" to the studio. When the band became unruly he knew just what to do. He locked Bobbyzio in the bathroom for his sax solo; and isolated Freddy in the parking lot where he had to sing while dodging cars.
The Nu Kats have channeled their overabundance of energy and jocularity into an effective whole that has catapulted them to the top of the heap among Los Angeles' most popular bands. They do the local circuit of the Starwood, Whisky, Madame Wong's and others. They are, however, banned from Miraletse High School in the Palos Verdes area." Linernotes - H. Bronson
Check F. Moore band The Kat Klub HERE !
THE DAWGS ARE BOSTON TOWN ROCK'N'ROLL HEROES !!!
The SOTD blog likes The Thunder Boys !!! They could have been the Johnny Thunders' sons !
They have issued only one single on Gearhead Records. But you can download at the Gearhead store what would be their first album if they were still together !
"The Thunder Boys ... are go" is a very good album but the artwork is missing (only the front is available like many official downloads) !
That's why Max has made a complete artwork !!!
It's an UNOFFICIAL artwork made without any permission ...
PS: Remember that you will only find the ARTWORK in this file!
The music can be downloaded for $ 9.99 at the Gearhead Records MP3 shop here .
Please take the time to visit the new Zachary James (Thunder Boys' guitarist & singer) band : All Seeing Eyes on myspace . A first lp (you can pre-order it for12$ for the vinyl and all vinyl come with copy of the album on cd ) will be out very soon.
"With their first record well under way and a “full scale revolution” in the works, the All Seeing Eyes, headed up by Zachary James (Thunderboys) are determined to bring back the rock and they’re taking no prisoners..."
This album showcases the dynamic diversity and talent of Steve Marriott's gritty bluesy vocals with some funky soul mixed in throughout along with straight ahead blistering rockers. The band is right on and they deliver an extremely energetic powerhouse combination on this double album that overall ranks with their best along with 'Smokin''and 'Performance Rockin' The Fillmore'.
'Eat It' was the band's seventh official album release and their fifth for A&M Records. This was also their 3rd double LP (2-record set) within 18 months, the other 2 being 1972's 'Performance Rockin' The Fillmore' and the late 1972 A&M compilation 'Lost & Found'.
Steve Marriott produced this album and it was the first album recorded in Marriott's newly-built home recording studio he titled Clear Sounds, in a converted barn at Beehive Cottage, Moreton, Essex.
"Get Down to It" was featured in the 2004 video game 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andrea'
I was not surprised when J. Thunders invited him on "So Alone" for an impressive & definitive version of "Daddy Rolling Stone" !!!
Waiting in line / Gravel rash / Don't flash out (keep flashin' on).
Wilhelm spent six years as lead guitarist with the The Flamin Groovies and toured Europe and elsewhere with them. He played on two studio albums, 'Flamin' Groovies Now!' (1978) and 'Jumpin' in the Night' (1979), reissued as part of the Groovies' three-CD set The Sire Years collection.
He sat in with the Plimsouls at the Cafe Du Nord in 2005 and previously appeared as an opener for Peter Case, who, amazingly, began his career with The Nerves in Lake County. Case, in his blog at www.petercase.com describes Wilhelm as "Dapper And Dangerous As Usual."
CITY THRILLS City thrills 1981 E.P. 10' Star Rhythm wav
This album is something of a mini Groovies reunion. It features Mike Wilhelm, Danny Mihm and James Ferrell along with some first rate songs including a blistering cover of 'Sympathy for the Devil' , a sea song 'The derelict' ...
" Ha-harrrrrrrrrrr mateys... I must confess I bought this superb album for the song 'The Derelict '(Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum), which is one of the best versions I have ever heard, along with the version by The Bilge Pumps - Craig Lutke and the rest of those old salty sea dogs - uh, from Texas.
I can vouch for the physical quality of this CUTOUT CD too. Perfect condition. Haunting and original cover art.
Chris, the singer with the Flamin' Groovies, has one of the best voices in Rock, and songs like 'If Wishes Were Horses' really are a showcase for his talent. Classic song, great singer.
Whether original songs or covers, Chris always delivers, and this is one tight backing band. A superb album which I would highly recommend, especially if you have a Pirate thing going on.
Arrrrrrrr... " S. Cain on Amazon.com
Flamin' Groovies 86 : Jack Johnson : vocals, guitar / Cyril Jordan : vocals, guitar /George Alexander / vocals, bass / Paul Zahl : vocals, drums.
FREDDY LYNXX & THE CORNER GANG Full Cover cd 2004 320 kbps
Soul Power / Can't keep my eyes on you / Miss X / Never a dull moment / Respectable / When the rain comes / I'll stay by your side / Baby glows in the dark /I got a line on you / Shame for the angels / In cold blood / Rockin' in New York City / Bye bye Johnny (bonus cd).
Freddy Lynxx : guitar, lead & backing vocals (see the artwork for credits)
“Full Cover” (2004) takes its name from the military term for “total protection” which Lynxx gleaned from the Ridley Scott film “Blackhawk Down,” apropos for a band called The Corner Gang but according to Lynxx, “nobody noticed anything.” Something tells me that’s all about to change. Covers and/or tribute albums usually leave me cold, but “Full Cover” is a tumbling, messy, and unbuttoned affair brimming with élan, spirit and first-take vitality which sounds as if it was recorded straight through, sans ceremony, in one alcohol-blurred evening. Hard to believe the various producers (Roger Lavalee, Patrick Klein, Jeff Dahl, Steve Baise, and John Rivers) had much to do besides cover the mixing console with plastic, press “record,” and shout out “see you on the other side.”
“Full Cover” is one long stab ‘em and slab ‘em highlight, from the enthusiastic dismantling of dusty shouter “Soul Power” to Lynxx and Nikki Sudden leaving skid marks and the faint odor of bleach up one side of Chuck Berry’s “Bye Bye Johnny” and down the other, Max Decharne trying in vain not to be left holding the bag behind the piano, briefly channeling Jerry Lee Lewis before leaving him in the lurch. If these two songs alone don’t make your heart palpitate, don’t waste your time with defibrillators. Like a bad penny, Marcade returns to cough up a lung cookie on his own “Baby Glows In The Dark,” fellow Sender Wild Bill Thompson and Lynxx sounding as if they’re using ginsu knives coated with titanium alloy for slides and slamming this scribe with an epiphany: I’ve been completely
asleep at the switch when it comes to The Senders. What rock have they been hiding under all of these years? Duh…
One of the biggest surprises here is the classy take on the MC5’s “Miss X,” a brief respite from the dizzying maelstrom of Les Pauls that are Lynxx’s stock in trade, Cathy Peters and Cheryle Crane oozing soul with vocals that are harder than a whore’s heart. A veritable six-string murderer’s row of Mr. Ratboy, Lynxx, and K drag the Stones’ “Respectable” even further down into the spuzz than Keef and Ronnie were ever able to, kicking the tempo up just enough to make it their own. Lynxx and K sashay into the room on Thunders’ “In Cold Blood,” drop their cigarette ashes on the carpet, and still manage to charm themselves an invite to the next party.
While “Larger Than Life” remains the last word in the Lynxx canon, “Full Cover” comes close – damn close – to sending it to the showers from atop its lofty pedestal. It’s another loud knock at the door marked “Big Time,” ignoring the “No Solicitors” sign and shaking your hand while minding not to flash too much of the diamond-encrusted pinky ring and Rolex watch. How much longer does Lynxx have to pound the pavement before someone invites him in? C. Paull - I-94 Bar
PS : This cd (presented in a dvd box) contains 1 extra track to lp version & the lp version contains 4 extra tracks not on the cd. If someone gets the lp version & want to rip this 4 extra tracks ... welcome !
Produced & Mixed by Kevin 'caveman' Shirley.
THE SCREAMING TRIBESMEN Bones + Flowers cd/lp 1987/88 Survival 320 kbps
I've got a feeling / Igloo / She said / Girl in my dreams / Casualty of love / In his shoes / Our time at last / Dream away / Take another language / Living vampyre / Colour me gone / Don't turn away.
Produced by C. Masuak & A. Thorne.
The Screaming Tribesmen : W. Fraser : drums, vocals / C. "Klondike" Masuak : guitar, piano, vocals/ M. Medew : lead vocals, guitar / B. Wackley : bass, vocals.
Bones + Flowers is the most appealing effort by Australian combo Screaming Tribesmen -- a melodic pop album that resembles a muscular Let's Active. "I've Got a Feeling" was distributed internationally and featured on MTV's 120 Minutes at the time, and the Tribesmen's appearance in the midst of the Church's breakthrough with "Starfish" seemed to presage an Australian Invasion that never came to pass. Screaming Tribesmen might have better reached the "alternative" audience if they hadn't looked like a heavy metal band; likewise, the band's name and album art didn't come close to matching the mood of their music. The Tribesmen didn't last long after the commercial disappointment of "Bones + Flowers", but the album remains a sturdy collection of recordings, with the catchy, jangly "Girl in My Dreams" and "Dream Away" as highlights. Allmusic
Igloo / True love's blood / A stand alone / Move a little closer / Date with a vampyre / Ice / High time / Two blind mice / (I want to) Mess with you / Dreaming of you / No chance / Stay with me / Hot sand / Left in the dark / I can't stand it.
There's nothing tribal about the sound of these Aussies, and they don't scream either. Their music is full of pop-song harmonies, including "oohh" and "ahh" background singing, jangle chords and repeated refrains. From beginnings as a post-Ramones punky ensemble (on the first four-track EP), they've gone through an assortment of members and sonic textures but all of their releases have been exercises in good old pop-rock. "Move a Little Closer", a compilation of the band's first two Australian singles ("Igloo" and "A Stand Alone") could easily mix and match with a stack of mod-revival albums, while the squealier and grungier guitar chords of "Date with a Vampyre" (also four songs) nudge their sound closer to garage territory.
Despite the album's appeal and high commercial prospects, nothing much came of Bones + Flowers. By the time of the disappointing 1989 12-inch (five songs, including covers of Lou Reed and the Dictators), Medew was the only member remaining from the LP's lineup.
Don't forget part 2 HERE !
GREG KHIN : Future girl / Madison Avenue / Cold hard cash / Secrets meetings // THE RUBINOOS : Rocking in the jungle / Falling in love / Hard to get / Red light / Promise me // EARTH QUAKE : Street fever / Security / From here to eternity // TYLA GANG : The young lords / Styrofoam / Fireball / Hurricane / Whizz kids.
Recorded live in Hamburg (14. & 15. March 78)
Produced by M. K. Kaufman & G. Kolotkin.
Entertainment* / Rock The Nation / One Of This Days" / Slow Me Down / Troublemaker / Something You Can Do / Public Enemy N°1 / Lonely One / Missing Link* / Out Of The Grey / Not That Much°.
Engineered & mixed by G.G. Millet.
Universal Vagrants : O. Vagrant : drums / F. Vagrant : bass, piano, organ, backing vocals / B. Vagrant : guitar, 12 string guitar, tambourine, backing vocals /P. Vagrant : lead vocals, guitar, harmonica.
°lead vocals : W. Barrett + backing vocals on*: Malika & on ": M. "Vindicator" .
The Universal Vagrants came from Lyon ... They was ... " an electrical storm ...! A shotgun marriage of R ' N ' R roots influences...!
They liked the Fairies as we can see on their booklet :
"Praise the wah-wah pedal and the chainsaw scream at dawn in the backwoods of Never-never-land !!!"
What can I say more ... just remember : a band who covered "Rock the nation" can't be bad !
THE SEEDS Pushin' too hard cd 2007 320 kbps
Disc one : Pushin' Too Hard /No Escape / Can't Seem to Make You Mine / Try to Understand / Nobody Spoil My Fun / Lose Your Mind / It's a Hard Life / The Other Place / Mumble Bumble (live) / You Can't Be Trusted / Excuse, Excuse / Daisy Mae / Night Time Girl (live) / Evil Hoodoo / Mr. Farmer / Satisfy You / Pictures and Designs / Tripmaker / I Tell Myself / A Faded Picture / Rollin' Machine / Just Let Go / Up in Her Room (live) / 900 Million People Daily (All Making Love) (live) .
Disc two :
A Thousand Shadows /March of the Flower Children / Travel with Your Mind/ Flower Lady and Her Assistant/ Now a Man/Two Fingers Pointing on You/Where Is the Entrance Way to Play ? / The Wind Blows Your Hair /Six Dreams /Fallin' /Pretty Girl /Moth and the Flame / I'll Help You (Carry Your Money to the Bank) /Plain Spoken /One More Time Blues /Creepin' About /Fallin' Off the Edge (Of My Mind) /Wild Blood /She's Wrong /Chocolate River /Sad and Alone /Mr. Farmer (live) /Satisfy You (live) /Can't Seem to Make You Mine (live) /Pushin' Too Hard (live) .
The Seeds : S. Saxon : vocals / J. Savage : guitar / D. Hooper : keyboards / R. Andridge drums.
"The Seeds were formed in Los Angles in 1965. By the end of 1966, they had secured a contract with GNP Crescendo, releasing "Pushin' Too Hard" as their first single. The song climbed into the Top 40 early in 1967, and the group immediately released two sound-alike singles, "Mr. Farmer" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," in an attempt to replicate their success; the latter came the closest to being a hit, just missing the Top 40. While their singles were garage punk, the Seeds attempted to branch out into improvisational blues-rock and psychedelia on their first two albums,'The Seeds' (1966) and 'Web of sound' (1966). With their third album, 'Future'(1967), the band attempted a psychedelic concept album in the vein of Sgt. Pepper's. While the record reached the Top 100 and spawned the minor hit "A Thousand Shadows," it didn't become a hit. Two other albums --Raw and aliwe -The Seeds in concert at Merlin's Music Box' (1968) and 'A full spoon of seedy blues' (1969), which was credited to the Sky Saxon Blues Band -- were released at the end of the decade, but both were ignored. The Seeds broke up shortly afterward."
"This two-disc set has pretty much all the Seeds anyone could possibly need, and it charts the band's various experiments from sledgehammer proto-punk through silly flower-power psychedelia to something that could almost pass for artsy prog rock, and it includes the two early hits as well as mildly interesting fare like the almost country-sounding "Fallin' Off the Edge (Of My Mind)" and the overwrought but intriguing "Travel with Your Mind." For all but the most ardent Seeds fan, though, a shorter, more concise collection might be a better bet."
Don't forget part 2 !
THE LIFTERS Texas trash cd 2005 320 kbps
Room 99 / Mama tried / She's a devil / Roller queen / Trouble / Animal / Free / NYC / Make believe / ... .
Produced by The Lifters & J. Tuten.
The Lifters : T.Mack : Vox, guitar / M.J. Wane : guitar / G. Herman : bass / B. Rivers : tubbs.
The Lifters consist of three battle hardened Texas musicians, each of which have an extensive history in local and national bands. They started out in 2001 and have since released two cd's : last one "Texas Trash" in 2005 (grab it here!)
The Lifters have a street rock/Texas sound that's had them compared to Hank lll, Social Distortion, Joe Ely, and ZZ Top.
"If these dudes had different guitars (don't ask me what kind, man, I'm a rock writer, I don't know anything about anything), they'd be Junkyard, because the whole honky-tonk biker-metal-motherfucker-with-a-heart-of-brass vibe is here, and it's shining like new chrome. But they don't have those guitars – I believe they were discontinued in 1989 – so they sound sorta like the Supersuckers drinking manly liquor with the Pogues*. And that's cool too, just not as loud or as greasy. The songs are all classic shitkicker laments, lotsa talk about women with the devil in 'em ("She's a Devil"), sometimes on wheels ("Roller Queen"), sometimes in New York City (um, "NYC"); the guitars slip and slide like old friends on the backporch, drinking the weekend away, T Mack's vocals are ragged and honest, and often joined by the fellas for the choruses, and the whole thing just reeks of dive bars with chickenwire fences, and long-gone Saturday nights. Oh, and there's an Elvis cover, too. Same one that Danzig did, 'cept the Lifters are little more authentic, as Elvis didn't lift a lotta weights or worship Satan. Anyway, "Texas Trash" is a very good record for people who drink beer. Or people who used to drink beer. Or people who often clean up after people who drink too much beer, and puke all over the floor. Anybody beer related, really.*Minus the accordions of course, as we are talking about Texans here.. -Sleazegrinder.com-