Sunday, November 11, 2018

AL PERRY'S "Faves From TheVaults......" (1989)

I love the music of Al Perry, and he's got a bunch of krazy musical friends. This is a tape I don't think you're going to find in any online database because I think Al made it just for friends. The inner sleeve is not a copy but something that was created with a typewriter and glued together. He it called "Faves From The Vaults" and included tunes by Al and his pals like Kevin Daly, Fish Karma, Fred North, D Cell, Rich Hardesty, Hellfire, Shiva Bob Pop, The Sloppy Guitarist, The Cattle, Microchip Orchestra, and Black Sun Ensemble. It's your lucky day! Here are two great treats from Al's Vaults......

Friday, November 9, 2018

ST 37 - "billygoat nothinghead" (1987)

In my humble opinion, the three greatest bands of all time to come out of Texas were, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Butthole Surfers, and ST 37. This cassette by St 37 came out in 1987, and was titled "billygoat nothinghead." St 37 was Joel Crutcher - Guitar, Carlton Cructcher - Vox, Tapes, S.L. Telles - Bass, Vox, and John Foxworth on Drums. Also "this summer's guest super-star" - Jonathan Torn - Synthesizers. I loved trading tapes with these guys because their music would always be full of surprises of some sort. Here's a fine sample from these fellows from Austin:

Monday, November 5, 2018

DONALD CAMPAU - "Paralyzed By The Very Thought" (1986)

The first tape I ever got from Don Campau was his two tape masterpiece called "PiƱata Party,"
but if I'm not mistaken (And I easily could be), "Paralyzed By The Very Thought" was his actual first widely distributed tape. What can I tell you about Don Campau that you don't already know? Although we've written many, many times, I've never met him in person, but I did have a dream one time that he was hitting on my girlfriend before she became my wife! How's that? Don is still going strong these days, and from what I've heard on Lord Litter's radio shows, somehow or another, like a fine wine, he just keeps getting better with age! Here's a fun song off this tape that reflects quite succinctly how a lot of us felt in the 80's!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CRIPPLED HIPPO - "A Casio Instrumental" (1988)

I can't remember anything about this tape, and there's not much information on it either except for I-V.... A Free Tape...."Get Jungle, Get Jungle Fresh.".....P.O. Box 6013. E. Lansing Mi. 48823.....Late Spring 1988. There are no song titles, and it's basically what I call Casio noodling! Here you go! You come to your own conclusions!

Monday, October 29, 2018

THIS WINDOW - "(Land Of) Hope" (1988)

I don't remember much about this cassette. I do know that a lot of artists like us were searching for a means of distributing our music, and so things like Missing Link Music, and Kentucky Fried Royalty came up. I show I sent a tape to KFR in the U.K., and this is also a KFR release from England, so I think somebody there sent it to me as a sample of what the label was up to.....

 ......Mostly because this little note was inside! It must have been Stephen Parsons!

This Window - "(Land Of ) Hope"

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

DOS BOZOS - "Chile Peckers" (2003)

Everything eventually fell apart for Hermanos Guzanos, first it was the public access TV show "Offbeat" and then a krazy thrillride into the world of trying to make movies. The days of the one gig computer and a 14K modem were come and gone, and Gary and I got together in my garage for only a couple of nights, but with new technology, I thought we created a couple of new and interesting instrumentals, and if I don't put them up here, nobody will ever hear them, so here's a pensive little ditty I call.......

Thursday, October 18, 2018

MITCH RUSHTON - "The Bridges Of Time" (1989)

"The Bridges Of Time" by Mitch Rushton was a 1989 release on the Harsh Reality label. Despite all the brotherly love of the 80's tape scene, I always felt like Guzanos were just a bunch of guys on the outside wanking off that didn't fit in compared to artists like those on labels like Harsh Reality who seemed so serious, but in the long run I guess, what difference did it make? We still all ended up together! On this tape Mitch uses an AKAI x7000, a MOOG OPUS 3 SYNTHESISER, a YAMAHA DX1000 SYNTHESISER, A KORG MONO/POLY SYNTHESISER, a CASIO RZ1 RHYTHM COMPOSER, and a DIGITEC DX99 DIGITAL DELAY! The cover artwork was done by Mark Lyden!