Monday, June 14, 2021

FOUR ON 7 - "4 Bands, 4 Songs, 7 Inches" (1993)

"Four On 7" was a seven inch EP put out by Rich (Arithmetic) Horton on his Optional Art label in 1993.
This record was just was it says, four songs by Rich and his friends. There's one song by Lance (Monsters Under Te Bed) Morgan, one song by James Nicholson and Dennis Steinseifer, known collectively as Edgar Schwartz, one song by Mark Horton with Legs Akimbo, and one song by Rich Arithmetic.

All four songs are great, but I think the one I like the best is this one by Rich Horton's brother Mark Horton, because Mark not only has a better voice than his brother Rich, but he's also got more hair!
(C) Cowpuppy Music (1989)
Legs Akimbo was Mark Horton on lead guitar and vocals, Steve Bell on harmony vocals and drums, Ron Land playing awesome pedal steel guitar, and Steve Cox on the bass.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

ZAZERAC - "In Memphis" (2006)

I've been in kind of a blue funk lately, so I think it's time for a little chill from Zazerac to wrap up this week!
Here's hoping John Sanders and Zazerac will be playing live again soon, cause the world needs more stuff like this! This cut is from 2006 when the band was comprised of John Sanders on Keyboards, Aaron Northern playing Drums, Troy Isom on Guitar with Matt on Bass, and Larry Randolph blowing the saxophone!

Monday, June 7, 2021

MONSIEUR OTTO'S DELUXE ORCHESTRA - "Lionfish Of The Dead" (2021)

As much as I dig the French Werewolves, there's also been another classic French werewolf lurking around for a while, and he's got a new release of all instrumentals that will blow the top off of whatever joint you're in, and it's free of charge all the way from Paris, France! Is this not the best fucking deal in the world or not? Just listen to some of what The Rev, aka MONSIEUR OTTO'S DELUXE ORCHESTRA, has to offer, and I think you will agree, and if you don't then well, I'm right and you're wrong! It's just that simple!

The first time I heard this song, I had to listen to it three times in a row, because it's that good, and as soon as I finish writing this, I'm going to listen to it again!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

FRENCH WEREWOLVES - "Brush Your Teeth, and Do Your Damn Chores"

Through the sheer power of the internet, and total faith in mankind, after 30+ years, I am once again in contact with my old pal Dave Schall of "Sockeye" fame and fortune, and he sent he a shitload of stuff from the various projects I've missed over the years, and I'm going to start it all off with this incredible CD that I'm sure is from some year, but maybe not, by a band called "French Werewolves."

All I gotta say is "Woof Woof! cause there's no way to explain this shit!
"French Werewolves" is a CD every person in the world should own, just so when some really drunk, and/or obnoxious friend or relative comes over to your house and stays too long, and you can't find your free jazz albums, you can play this CD knowing they will exit soon, either physically ill or psychologically damaged, and you shan't be bothered again! Bravo French Werewolves!
Time to take off the kid gloves and get back to reality!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

KEVYN DYMOND - "This Is Fiction" (1989)

Kevyn Dymond was a musical associate of Don Campau, in fact he even covers one of Don's songs on this tape from 1989. I'll just make the rest of it up, since "This Is Fiction!"
You're lucky, you can blow this up to read it. The small image you see is just a little smaller than the real deal, and down at the bottom it says "I must take a moment here to extend my deepest thanks to three great home tapers" Don Campau, Lord Litter, and Dino Dimuro, all masters of their craft. Thanks especially to the home taper who has been by far the most influential/inspiring to me......

.............This Is Fiction is humbly dedicated to Heather McRae Perkins."

Here's a song that expresses that sentimentality perfectly!

Monday, May 31, 2021

BRUISER BRODY FOREVER - "Brody Rules" (1989)

 Before the internet, dissemination of information was done completely differently. If you wanted to know something, you either had to see it on TV, hear it on the radio, read about it in a newspaper or magazine, or go to the library and look it up for yourself. One of the fun things about tape trading in the 80's and 90's was you never knew what you were going to find in your mailbox, whether it was a bottle of vodka from Bulgaria, or maybe just some information that somebody thought you needed to know like the life and death of professional wrassler Bruiser Brody!

"The Wild Life and Tragic Death of Bruiser Brody" is just that. Bruiser was a little different, and even though everybody knows professional wrestling is choreographed, some times Bruiser didn't feel like losing, and didn't want to play by the rules!

Bruiser Brody's  real name was Frank Donald Goodish, and he would have been 74 next month if he hadn't been stabbed to death when he was 42. 
You can read the whole story right HERE!!
And that's a little more about networking some 30 years ago!
One thing that hasn't changed though is the fact that
"Brody Still Rules!"

Sunday, May 30, 2021

JOE E. SHEETS - "Artiste Extraordinaire" (1992)

I thought it was about time to show you some more!

I figure I didn't save all this stuff for nothing, so here's a whole lot of eye candy from the very busy pen of Mr. Sheets!

You just can't keep stuff like this in a box in the garage and not let people see it!

At least I can't!
This is Very Freaky!!

I'm pretty sure Joe is alive and well, living on a secluded island in the Pacific somewhere, maybe!

Or at least I hope so!

"Part 33 1/3"

Jeez, maybe Joe is some kind of Nostradamus, because this guy is looking more and more like me every day!

It's pretty amazing what some people can do with so little!

Most of these are copies Joe sent me of his work, but this was an original piece! Probably did it in his sleep!

Music and art, what would the world be without it?
Thanx Joe!!!