Saturday, March 30, 2019

Rounding out to the End of the Month

Eh. Why not?

My Baby She Lives Her Live (1995)

Oh, Look! It's those Bartlebee boys again. How nice.

Cornflake Zoo #5 (1992)

Here they are a few years earlier splitting a single with Sweden's own Acid House Kings.
Such fun!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I couldn't decide so I decided

I dunno. I felt like I needed one more post in this session. Four seems like a bad number to end on, so I'm making a fifth one for the night. But then I couldn't decide on what I wanted to post so I hemmed and hawed for a while and settled on this.

Miracles for Sale (1995)

This record is by the Bartlebees. They seem like such nice boys. You could probably introduce them to your parents and they'd totally agree. Simple, naive pop songs about girls.

What more could you ask for on these early Spring days?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Blues in Three Posts: pt III

If you've been following along at home, please note the clever and seamless transition between the previous posts to this one.

Implosion (1991)

It's Blue-Green Gods from Chapel Hill all by themselves on this single on Jettison.

Takin' the Back Stairs (1992)

Here's another Blue-Green Gods single from Chapel Hill, NC on Jettison.

There now, is your life not somewhat however slightly improved by this?

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Blues in Three Posts: pt II

Picking up where we left off...

Where I  Hunt my Enemy (1991)

It's the other single by Blue Chair of Chapel Hill, NC on Jettison.

Blue Chair/Blue-Green Gods split (1992)

It's the single Blue Chair split with Blue-Green Gods on Jettison.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Snake Eats Itself

I did the math and it wasn't pretty.

Holy crap. This is just over a quarter of a century old. It's like vintage old. It's so old it predates what even currently passes for old school kind of old.

What we have here is a bunch of Minneapolis bands doing the even older
Hüsker Dü double album "Zen Arcade" song by song. Version by version.

"Zen Arcade" was pretty monumental in its day. It was even touted by fussy old people magazine Rolling Stone as #31 of the best 100 albums of the 80s.

So a decade later or so, a couple dozen fresh faced Minneapolis/St Paul bands took it upon themselves to remake the record. 

And that's what we have here.

the end.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Blues in Three Posts: pt I

I got a little bored playing video games so I came back here in this room to make some interrelated posts.

Double 7 (1991)

Blue Chair
Chapel Hill. Early 90s.
Rock and/or Roll.
I'm still filling in gaps for stuff released on this label Jettison.
Let that be your guide

Friday, March 8, 2019

It's them again.

Yes, it's another installment of "I've posted something by these people before and I got something else by them so I'm posting that too. No, you shut up. I'm doing it."

Frog (1994)

Danielle Howle. Her first. On Simple Machines. It's got an acoustic guitar.
You have been apprised.

Conspiracy (1982)

It's the Higsons for like the third time or something. Get used to it.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Somehow we have managed to let this nonsense get this far. Perhaps too far.

This, ladies and germs is the 500th post.

And to what do we owe this auspicious occasion?

It's the Key to Happiness.

As so beautifully and tersely outlined by Mr. Peanutbutter :

Wise words indeed.

And now on with our show.

Chimpanzee Rocket Ride (1961)

So you'd think for this milestone occasion, I'd have planned well in advance and prepared some kind of extra special post of exquisite rarities or some kind of sonic Holy Grail record that people can only dream about hearing.

You should know me better than that by now.

I'm giving you a pair of space themed novelty songs on weirdly split singles. Here Mike Lawing and the Famous Keys give you "Chimpanzee Rocket Ride" backed with the Penetrators (one of umpteen bands by that name) who do a rousing instrumental called "Blitzkrieg"
Perfect for surfing and late night tiki torch marches.

Everyone's Gone to the Moon (1965)

We pair this with Jonathan King's magnum opus about the future "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" which is inexplicably backed by a cockney flavored rock and roll number about "Little Reuben" I won't pretend to understand. Just lay back and think of England.

This particular Jonathan King track has been quite a favorite around the Swinging Singles Club hallowed halls for many a year, or should I say, many a moon? I hope it amuses you as much as it does us.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Both sides of the pond part whatever. I can't be bothered to keep track of this shit.

A post. I am making a post. It looks like this.
It looks like this because this is it.

It is a post.

33 1/3 Rpm ep (1979)

the Government were from Toronto, Canada. You've heard of that place.

Hardware ep (1979)

Hardware were from Cheltenham, UK. You probably haven't heard of  that place until this second. Now you have and you will never not know it from now on.