Sunday, January 19, 2020

RAY MASON - "Evil On Your Mind" (1980's - 2020)

I never traded tapes with Ray Mason, and I only just heard about him recently from listening to one of Lord Litter's Radio On shows! I liked what I heard, and after I went to Ray's website, I decided to order one of his CDs.

Lord Litter said Ray had been sending him music for at least 20 years, so I dug around some and found this cassette tape that is probably from the late 80's on Discogs, but there weren't any for sale.

 Here's a couple of shots I snagged off of YouTube of Ray.........

 ............Playing 'Live' at a gig in 2017.

This is the CD I ordered, and if you want to give it a try, follow this link to CDBaby, (It's worth it just to get the hilarious followup email they send you!) and you can sample all the tracks. From these samples, I really liked what I heard, and if you like what you hear, it's easy enough to order. If for some reason I could never understand and you don't like what you hear, then try one of the other eleven CD's Ray has available!

Just in case you don't have time for all that, here's a quick fix of Ray with Tom Shea on lead guitar and vocals, Frank Marsh playing drums and chewing gum vocals, and Dave Hayes on bass, performing "Evil On Your Mind" in 2018!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

ETAT DES STOCKS - "Galactic Gigolo" (1990)

 Patrick Parent is probably better well known for his Red Neon label straight outta Belgium, but Patrick also made music himself, and this is a tape he sent me in the early 90's.

 The cover artwork was done by Olivier Poppe, and Patrick is responsible for all the Galactic noises!

It sounds like it could have been from "The Forbidden Planet" soundtrack, but it's really

Saturday, January 11, 2020

KEN CLINGER & RAY CARMEN - "Hopes & Fears" (1995)

 "Hopes & Fears." 
That sure is the right sentiment to get this year 2020 started!
"Hopes & Fears" was a collaborative effort between Ken Clinger and Ray Carmen, two of the nicest guys I've never met in person!

Here's the very cool first cut from this great tape!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

LAWRENCE SALVATORE - "Miss Chew Nipples" (1989)

What can I tell you about Lawrence Salvatore that you don't already know? He is a very unique musician with his own style and sense of humor.
I'm pretty sure "Miss Chew Nipples" was the third tape I got from Lawrence.
The other two were "I Love You (Say It With Bricks)" from 1985, and
"My Leg In Love With Your Leg" from 1987.
"Miss Chew Nipples" doesn't have a date on it so I'm going to guess it came out in about 1989.
All the music on this tape is by Lawrence himself, and Miss Chew Nipples herself does some talking about chicken on this song I'm about to present to you called...
LAWRENCE SALVATORE - "I Can Crush Nuts With My Thighs."

..............And for the record, the lyrics are really, "I Can Crack Nuts With My Thighs!"

Monday, January 6, 2020

OOLLAMIXY by YXIMALLOO (1989)

 This is a re-release by Yximalloo on CD that was originally a cassette only release that was given to me by pStan Batcow. It's Pumf # 448, but the original was #147.

 The members of Yximalloo were Naofumi Ishimaru, Shigeo Ootake, Takashi Khogo, Yoshifumi Niinuma, Tomiko Ishimaru, Hajime Hanada & Shinji Yoshihara! 
The sounds on this CD were created between 1981 and 1986.

Just in case you think you've heard it all, think again! Here's the first track on this CD by Yximalloo to prove otherwise!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

NEW HIPPIES VOL.1 - " Various Artists" (1991)

 "New Hippies" Vol. 1 came out in 1991. It was a Red Neon Tapes release from Belgium, # R N 7.
My pal Gary Wray did the freakin' awesome cover art, and was the contact on this tape, so I don't have a lot of exterior information. What I do know, I had to find on Discogs myself.

 Here's your year end super extra bonus, an original pencil drawing by Gary Wray in a letter he wrote me! Nobody has ever seen it, and he probably doesn't even remember it!

Gary also did the artwork for "New Hippies Vol. 2"


Hermanos Guzanos had two songs on this tape, and we weren't even close to being the weirdest ones, no matter how hard we tried!

The most interesting song from this tape is by a German group called L'Edarps A Moth. I believe that some day, this is going to be a big hit as long as nobody translates the title or lyrics!
L'EDARPS A MOTH - "Ich Onaniere T├Ąglich"

Saturday, December 28, 2019

DONALD CAMPAU - "Mixed Messages" (1991)

 So while we're on the subject of Don Campau, "Mixed Messages" was a pretty cool collaboration tape he released in 1991 as Donald Campau!
I'm just guessing, but this is probably like the 44th of some 6000 tapes and CDs he's put out!

 "Mixed Messages" has got some great tunes on it, and it was really difficult for me to choose just one!

I'm almost 100% sure these songs were put together via mail. The cassette medium lends itself very well to doing projects like this. The people collaborating with Don on the various songs are all very talented, and included the likes of Eric Muhs, Peter Hinds, Lord Litter, Peggy Martinez, Greg Gray and Dino Dimuro.

 The song with Peter Hinds playing the drums and Don playing all the other instruments and vocals, is produced by Peter's brother John Hinds, and is a real powerhouse, so that's the one I'm giving you here! Turn it way up and just TRY and sit still!!!!