Thursday, September 24, 2020

CHRIS PHINNEY AND ED DRURY - "Who Will Feed The Pigs" (2020)

Some people don't know what to do with all the extra free time they have these days, and then some do! Chris Phinney and Ed Drury are among the ones who do, so while most people are sitting at home twiddling their thumbs, these two guys have been very busy twiddling knobs and creating music that really sets the mood for where we are at these days.

 Ed and Chris just put the finishing touches on a new release they made available 9-24-2020 on Chris's Harsh Reality label called "Who Will Feed The Pigs"  and you can download all 19 tracks for a buck! It might look like there are only 18 tracks, but when you purchase it, you get access to the hidden 19th track.

 
Here's a tune I think will put you in the mood!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

INVISIBLE WILBUR - "Gajoob Issue #7 - Sampler #4" (1991)

This tape confused the Hell out of me! I chose the song first and then tried to find out info about the artist Invisible Wilbur that I was unfamiliar with, so I looked through the whole review section one by one but there was no reference to Invisible Wilbur. There were a couple of references to Eric Muhs label Invisible Music, but that seemed like a stretch, so I did a search for Invisible Wilbur, but all I found was a tape by Eric Muhs that had a song on it called Invisible Wilbur, so I felt like I was getting closer but something didn't add up.

It was at that point that I looked again, and saw that this same song title was also on that same tape by Eric Muhs, whose name is very familiar to me, but I don't think we ever exchanged tapes, or maybe I did, but they were called something completely different!
Either way, here's a cool song for you off this sampler....
INVISIBLE WILBUR - "The Big Brag" 

 
Here's some current info on Eric and his interesting musical escapades!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

THE MOUTH BANDITS - "Gajoob Issue #7 - Sampler #3" (1991)

Bryan Baker's Gajoob # 7 was published in the Summer of 1991.
An enormous project no matter how you look at it, this issue also came with eight sampler tapes of the artists that were reviewed within. 

I still have several of these tapes, so to do something a little different, I thought I would pick one song off each one I have left by an artist that I personally never made contact with.

In this case, it would be The Mouth Bandits from Urbana, Ilinois.

Here's a pic I swiped from their Ednavison page
where you can find some more pictures and songs.
The very cool song on this tape was from a 1989 tape called "St. Mary's Road"
The Mouth Bandits were also big fans of The Firesign Theater, and their other tape reviewed in this issue from 1990 was called "Attack Of The Groovy Bushmen" and I just happened to find it on YouTube!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

CAMBRIC MILL - "The Rehearsal Tapes" (2020)

For many years now, there have been rumors circulating around that there were rehearsal tapes of a never heard group called Cambric Mill, and finally pStan Batcow of Pumf Records has somehow got his hands on the original recordings, and released it on CD this year, and I, as candidate for the luckiest guy in the world, have been given a promo copy to share with you.

 "CAMBRIC MILL"- the band who spent so long rehearsing their new sound which they called 'Industrial Folk Power Electronics" - before tragically committing group suicide in a homebrew death cult ritual prior to even playing a gig."

 "What happened in-between the songs is what tells the real story...and it's a fascinating insight into this troubled group of people."

 Here's a fine example of what you'll find inside!
CAMBRIC MILL - "Paradise" 
AND....the winner IS Moon!

Monday, August 31, 2020

JOHN BARTLES - "Mating Songs Of The American Alcoholic" (2003)

John Bartles released SO many cassettes and CD's, sometimes, some kind of theme will hit him, and he goes back and digs out and dusts off songs from different releases and puts them in a new package.
That is the case here, and it's a case of Bartles Beer called "Mating Songs Of The American Alcoholic" (A Phenomenological Journey Through The Heart Of The American Drinking Experience) or
"24 Ice Cold American Classic Drinking Songs" (From The Dirty Underbelly Of American Culture)
-Warning: Offensive To All People Of All Ages!!
Here's track 22 that was originally on John's CD "Mamalian Drink Reflex"

Friday, August 28, 2020

THE SWINGIN' LOVE CORPSES - "nEW wORLD oDoR" (1992)

Reverend Ivan Stang used to play some Hermanos Guzanos on some of his radio programs, and we corresponded quite a bit back in the 90's, and at one point he sent me this cassette!

 
 It was titled "New World Odor" and was by a Church band called The Swingin' Love Corpses!


We've been out of contact for many years now, but as far as I can discern, Bob and "The Church of the Sub-Genius" are going just as strong today as they were 30 years ago!

When we were doing our public access TV show called "Offbeat," I asked Reverend Stang for some stuff we could air on the show, and he sent me this tape called  "ARISE," and because of the professional packaging and copyright laws the studio made me get written permission to use it, which the good Reverend kindly provided in a hilarious letter!

"Get Even With Everyone you Hate!"

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

ED DRURY & CHRIS PHINNEY - "Watchbreaker" (2020)

This was done for Ed's current project Bye-Bye Land, which will be a ways off finishing. Instrumentation: Ed Drury & Chris Phinney.
Photo:C. Phinney
Final Recording 08/18/20

 
Just in case you don't know who Ed Drury is....
 Ed Drury's Website

Besides being an extremely excellent musician, Ed is also an author....
Ed Drury On Amazon 

What kinds of music does Ed make?
Trance, Ambient, World Beat, New Age & much more.

 It's never too late to learn!
Ed Drury on Bandcamp