Saturday, August 13, 2022

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Track 19" (1987)

Here's what our studio looked like back in 1989. It was a very small room with a lot of stuff in it!

 
Even though we had this amazing studio to work in with perfect acoustics, the following track was recorded in Gary's garage in Reseda, Ca, which was our alternative studio. Gary tells me this is from a night when Brian's brother Mike came by with a friend. Part of our modus operandi was if you showed up, then you were in the band, and weird things like this happened.
This track has never before heard by human ears before, and is not on any of our tapes.

Monday, August 8, 2022

JOE SHMOE AND THE CRAPULOUS SNIGGLERS - "Piss On It!" (Early 2000's)

 
Well, we ain't heard from our good buddy Joe Shmoe lately, so let's just remedy that up right now. Good old Joe never dates his CDs, so I have to go by memory which isn't such a good idea these days. I think this probably came out in the early 2000's. Actually, it's timeless, so I guess it don't matter that much.
Pretty odd, I just walked out to the mailbox, and there was a letter from him!

 
"*DANGER!!! 
Joe Shmoe opposes every thing and every body equally reguardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. He defends his right to believe in NOTHING and refuses to do cover versions like real Professionals." And that's what you're gonna get!!
Lotsa talent here, this cut features Alex Disjlancovic on Guitar, Gary Holt on Bass, Jason Smay on Drums, and Ethan Lyons playing the Sax!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

DON CAMPAU & CHRIS PHINNEY - "Rain Wash Me" (2022)

 
Just released today but sounding like vintage 1989, Don Campau & Chris Phinney have a new release on Bandcamp called "Rain Wash Me," and I dig it!
This IS the stuff!! I suggest you play it at least two times in a row for full effect, and then go buy it!!
 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

HOWL IN THE TYPEWRITER - "A Pumf Twofer" (2022)

 
Pumf Records has just announced the release of two new CD's by the house band Howl In The Typewriter. This first one is being referred to as "The Red Album" and was intended to be released in 2020. Something happened, and the whole project got sidetracked until now. 

 
Described by the label as a 17-track, 66-minute extravaganza of mutant pop songs, soundscapes, noise, loopbeats, electronics and abstract gibberish," there's a little something here for everyone! On this track, pStan Batcow does a fine job of channeling his inner Wesley Willis in a story about the fantastic magician Harry Houdini.
 
The second new release by Howl In The Typewriter was done just this year and is titled "The Sound Of Musick." pStan describes it as "a stream-of-conciousness journey through songs, beats, abstract sound, spoken commentary, radioplay, and other-world creation through the use of soundbites."
 
From what I heard, I'd say that's a pretty apt description! I really like the first cut entitled "Go Apeshit." It really reminds me a lot of the music in the classic 1965 film "Frankenstein Meets The Space Monster."But to keep this cohesive, I chose a different tune, and you'll understand why after you listen to it!
 
To order these two CDs and more, head on over to the PUMF Website!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

MONSTERS UNDER THE BED - "Another Vinyl Monster From Optional Art" (1993)

 
This is a great 7" 45 single by Lance Morgan as/of Monsters Under The Bed. On it you'll find the song's "First One" and "When I Die". It was originally released on Rich Arithmetic's Optional Art label in 1993.

 
These two songs were later released on Lance's 1998 CD titled "Neighborhood Of Reality."

Monsters Under The Bed was Lance Morgan on Vocals, Guitars, Organ, Bass, & Cool Tunes, and Rich Arithmetic playing Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Organ, Bass, and is responsible for the Oohs, Ahhs, & Oh-Yeahs! Ruppi Barnickel is on the Drums.

 
Rich and Lance are still good friends to this day, still record together, and one of these days we'll be hearing more I'm sure.
Rich Arithmetic also has a cut called "Strange World" on a massive new various artist's compilation now available on Bandcamp called  
but in the meantime, here's

Friday, July 22, 2022

THE CATTLE - "Cattle Call" (1989)

 
Here's a great 45 I got from Al Perry by his band The Cattle called "Cattle Call." It was a three song EP with Al on Vocals and Guitar, Dave Roads playing bass, and Julia Mueller playing the drums.

There are three cool songs on this platter, "Cattle Call," "You're The Flake (That Takes The Cake)," and the classic......

Friday, July 15, 2022

WHEN PEOPLE WERE SHORTER AND LIVED NEAR THE WATER - "Recite The Gettysburg Address" (1987)

 
As I did with many people, I sent an unsolicited copy of our first tape to When People Were Shorter And Lived Near The Water, and I received this cool 7" EP in return.

 
When looking at these guys picture, they appear to be a very normal group of guys, but don't be deceived, because their music is anything but normal, as you will soon hear!