Saturday, December 30, 2017

BARNZ - "Adult Puppet Show" (1992)

BARNZ was basically a solo project by musical virtuoso David Barnes from Philadelphia, Pa.
This amazing tape called "Adult Puppet Show" was sent to me by David in 1992. It includes trumpets by Kevin Murphy, but virtually everything else was done by David Barnes, including guitars, vocals, bass guitars, drums, casserole dishes, hubcaps, washing machines, party horns and more! Here's one of my favorite songs from this tape...Make sure and turn it up!!!
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 25, 2017

ORIFICE - "A Pretty Nice Guy...A Really Good Liar." (1989)

I got a lot of tapes from guys just wankin' off in their garage, but I also got tapes from a lot of real bands like this! Here's a song from a 1989 tape sent to me from Bryan Willette called 
"A Pretty Nice Guy... A Really Good Liar" by a band he was in called Orifice from Philadelphia, Pa!
Besides Bryan, the members of the band were Grant Acker, Pete Danz, Don Glass, and Frank Phobia! Sure, I could look it up, but I'd rather guess that some of these guys are still making music today!
Merry X-Mas!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

THE NORM - "the norm" (1987)

On the Ernie Noise Enterprises label from Ontario, Canada I now present you with THE NORM, and a cut off their 1987 cassette titled "the norm!" There's a loose insert with song lyrics, but I couldn't find the names of all the band members, and the writing is so small, it gave me a headache just to look at it! Here's a pretty cool and punky tune called:
"Gossip Column!"

Monday, December 11, 2017

SNARL - Various Artists Compilation (Iceland) (1987)

One of my favourite kinds of tape or album has always been the various artists compilation! You're almost guaranteed to get something good, and getting a tape from somewhere like Iceland always made it that much more special, and that's exactly where "SNARL" came from! The bands on this tape were sogblettir, GULT AD INNAN, S.H. DRAUMUR, THE DAISY hILL PUppy fARM, ParrOr, and MUZZOLINI who sounded like The Fugs in 1967!
 Here's MUZZOLINI with....
"GROOASTOO RFKISINS"

Saturday, December 9, 2017

THE VAGUE - "Home Of The Vague" (1988)

The Vague were just vague enough to not put their names on the insert sleeve, but there were two of them and all the songwriting credits go to either P. O'Malley or J. Armenti, or a combination of the two. They hailed from Massachusetts! I got this tape in trade in 1988, and all the songs are good including "Do The Vague" but I've chosen a different one to show off their talents! so...... 
 "Get It Straight!"
Lord Litter was kind enough to give us a link to what Jim Armenti SOLO (alone) is up to in the these days! You can go right here, and check out "The Herd!"

Sunday, December 3, 2017

GLOOM COOKIES - "Have One" (1988)

From a label somewhere deep in Southern California called Scheming Intelligentsia Records, this was a 1988 tape by Gloom Cookies titled "Have One!" Gloom Cookies were Scott Bauer on vocals, drum kit, and percussion, Steve Rask on vocals, bass, keys, and electric guitars, and John January with vocals, guitars, keys, harmonica, and batter tasting! Here's the lead off song from the Moist Side, a little ditty called ......