Thursday, November 26, 2020

ALEXANDER BARON BAND - "No Pigeonholes #158 (1989)

Don Campau is like an indie music superhero! He along with Lord Litter have done more to promote independent music over the last 35 years than anybody else that I know of, and there should be a shrine to him somewhere, in fact, he is the real person who should have been voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Not only is he a musician, but he has unselfishly promoted 100's if not 1000's of musicians and artistes over the years, and is living proof that not all Dons are Dicks!

Don produced a radio show for years called "No Pigeonholes," and that's exactly what it was!
This was a tape of the show from May 28, 1989. 
There were no borders or boundaries, and here's just a taste for you! This song was taken from a UK various artists compilation call "Eh?"
According to the Songfacts website, "Paranoia" was composed by Alexander Baron and arranged by Alan Barber. It was commissioned from a professional studio who re-interpreted the Barber arrangement, and credited it to the non-existent Alexander Baron Band." 
Other than that, I could find no other information!
The place you need to go to find out anything else you need to know about "No Pigeonholes" is 

Monday, November 23, 2020

T.O.G. Sampler Cassette - "Primal Virtue" (1992)

 
I don't remember exactly, and I can't find my old correspondence right now, but I think I received this tape from T.O.G. Studios to show us what they had going on at their studio, just in case we needed a recording studio, but I can't even remember what part of the country it was in, but there was a phone number on the tape and I looked up the area code, and it was from the state of Virginia. 28 years later, an Internet search only comes up with a TOG Studios in England, so I am assuming they are no longer in business. With all the home studio tapes I got, this one that was recorded in a real music studio stood out of the crowd in production values, but alas, I don't see that any of the groups on here got much further than this.

I did find this T.O.G. Studios CD on Discogs from the same year called "Unsigned Sounds," and it has at least 3 or 4 of the same groups but there really wasn't much information to go along with it.
The artists on this tape are Marty Connell, District Authority, The Fenster Project, The Fusion Hackers, Toxic Armpit, and my favorite..........

Monday, November 16, 2020

DUDEBEATS - "Gajoob Issue #7 - Sampler #7" (1991)

Yep, the Gajoob train just keeps on rolling, so here's tape seven from issue seven, and it's a good one!
 
This one was also really tough to just grab one song off of, but this time I decided to go with the reggae-tinged track by Dudebeats!

I've looked high and low on the internet, but I can't find out anything at all about Dudebeats. The review in this issue of Gajoob says Dudebeats was the brainchild of a guy named Jon Braus from New York, and that Michael J. Bowman played drums, and Alec Cumming of Bite The Wax Godhead played bass. I've showcased MJB here more than once, and we played a video by Bite The Wax Godhead on our Offbeat TV show, but I can't find out a damn thing about Jon Braus, in fact in the review they reference a Paul Braus, Jon Braus, and Paul Rose, and I don't know if that's three dudes, or one guy misspelled twice! Either way, it's a good song!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

CHRIS PHINNEY & ED DRURY - "Time Raveling" (2020)

So what do Chris Phinney & Ed Drury and Miley Cyrus have in common?? They can't stop and they won't stop! Chris and Ed have been on a tear the last couple of months, and this is their third release since September 24th! Amazing, and even more amazing, they just keep getting better, and if you don't believe me, then check it out for yourself!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

GODSPUNK VOLUME 21 (2020)

The latest in the Godspunk series of compilation CDs from Pumf Records is Volume Twenty-One, which was released in mid to late 2020, and as always, it's a fine effort no doubt, with a lot of the same players, but you never know what hats these guys are going to wear, so it's full of surprises!

This CD has got a lot of good stuff on it! It's just as festive as this photo, and it was difficult picking out just one song, but after multiple listenings, I finally made up my mind on which one to share with you!

The bands listed as being on the CD are UNIT, Nil by Nose, Lettuce Vultures, the taurus board, Satanik Seagvll Sekt, Howl in the Typewriter, Harsh Noise Movement, The Large Veiny Members, and my new fave, some guys who really know what country music is supposed to sound like.....
I have to admit that with all that's going on today, I really should have played "Where Eagles Dare Not" by Lettuce Vultures, but you're just gonna have to buy it to hear that one, and you can do that right here!
And while you're there, tell pStan Batcow I sent you!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

JOHN BARTLES - "A Cat Of More Than 9 Tails" (2016)

"A Cat Of More Than 9 Tails" is a CD wth a theme, nine tales bout the cats!

There are songs on here with great titles like "When You're A Cat," and "Tell Me What's Wrong With Cats," but for me, the real standout is "The Human Scratchin Post." John is in fine style, and the bass just kicks cat butt! 
This is one of the few of John's CD's that doesn't have any credits on it, and John has worked with so many incredible musicians, I'd hate to guess which one it is. I've got a bonus for you on this one, before we get down to the cat chow, check out this fifteen second piece titled
AND Get Ready...........Here's

Saturday, October 24, 2020

MARTIN NEWELL - "Gajoob Issue #7 - Sampler #5" - Part 02 (1991)

 
Almost by request, here's another cut from this Gajoob Sampler # 5, because this song is just too good not to be heard!

 
The tape by Martin Newell that this song came off of was called "Songs For A Fallow Land," and was actually made in 1985, but was re-released on Jan Bruun's "Hypertonia World Enterprises" label in Norway in 1991, and Jan submitted it to Gajoob for review. Martin Newell has had many projects like Cleaners From Venus over the years, and you can check it all out at this Discogs link, but don't bother clicking on any of his website links because they either are dead or go someplace else.

 
This song was good in 1985 and 1991, and is still good in 2020! That's how good it is!