Wednesday, September 18, 2019

TEUTONIC PLATES - "We Refuse To Play" (1993)

The Teutonic Plates were a 90's New York band who are best remembered for not performing!
Instead, they just got mad at the audience and walked off! I've heard rumors that some people have actually heard them perform a couple of songs, but I can't verify that information!
According to the tape innards, this was recorded Live at Ebbets Field, 4-1-93.
 If you're easily offended, don't listen, there is some foul language!

Monday, September 16, 2019

OOH OOH Music - "Happy Tape" (1992)

This is a tape I have without any information to go with it. It sounds like a various artists compilation put out by Michael Gonzales of the band Plastic Eye Miracle on his Ooh Ooh Music label probably about 1992.
(But as I listened again, it might just be Michael doing everything, because he really did have an array of different styles!)

We collaborated with Michael one time on a tape called "The Miracle Of The Worms" by Hermanos Gonzales. We did the music, and Michael did all the vocals. One song off that tape, "Beer In My Underwear" was played on The Dr. Demento radio show! Here's a song from this tape that I'm sure is by him, I'll just have to make up a name. Maybe if Michael reads this some day, he'll set the record straight!
MICHAEL GONZALES - "Happy Black Shoes"

Saturday, September 14, 2019

HOWL IN THE TYPEWRITER - "Grand Theft Audio" (2002)

This here is release #378 from the Pumf Catalogue! 
 It's a 2002 CD by Howl In The Typewriter and is cagily titled "Grand Theft Audio"

This is not what I would call 'easy listening' by any means, and in fact, the sounds on this CD have been compared to the work of Negativland and Severed Heads to give you an idea what to be prepared for when you climb aboard this aural roller coaster!

With sounds heard round the world, there's something to confuse everyone!

It's three mini-LP's broken up into 24 semi-musical sound collages without names, and each one is identified by some kind of icon instead of a name! 
Despite the artwork, taking a nap while listening is not an option!

Monday, September 9, 2019

ROCK HIT - VARNA' 92 - "Various Artists Compilation" (1992)

I never did quite understand why, but for some reason Hermanos Guzanos were popular with the underground crowd in Varna, Bulgaria. This was a various artists cassette called "Rock Hit Varna' 92" that my friend Dimitar released on his Bla Bla Records label. At the time, Dimitar had also just inherited a flour mill that was driven by oxen, and he was also an artist, so he was a busy fellow!

Here are a couple samples of Dimitar's fine artwork!

He also sent me some Bulgarian records, and a video tape I had to get converted from PAL to VHS in order to watch it. Fun times!

One time he even sent me a little sample packet of flour from his mill that I was surprised made it through customs.

I always got a kick out of this letter sent by his girlfriend!

 At least I found out that Bulgarian vodka is real good!

 I'm not 100% what's going on here, but I think this song is...
ANTISAPIENO - "Apocalypse"

Saturday, September 7, 2019

TOM BURRIS - "When The River Runs Dry" (1987)

Tom Burris exudes such a folky laid back cool in his music, it's just undeniable!
This was a single cassette release that should have come out on the "Soothing" label if such a thing existed. Sit back, relax, and enjoy, rinse and repeat!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

JOHN BARTLES - "Rural Root"

 As promised, here's this month's dose of John Bartles! I was going to give you a song from this CD titled "2B Or Not 2B," but when I got it out, I don't know what happened, but the disc was blank, so you just get the artwork on this one. It's okay I guess, because this CD and the other one here have some duplicate songs on them anyway! John's got such a huge body of work, sometimes he'll re-release a bunch of songs again if they all fall into one category like
 "The Legacy of the Post-Modern Electric Hillbilly Era."

This CD is called "Rural Root" and has no less than 22 tunes on it!
It was a hard choice, but this song just cracks me up! Some songs just don't require videos, and with this one, all you need is a little imagination!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

BUD KING AND THE DIODE TRIO - "Fantastic Fish Tales"

 I've decided I've got so many cassettes and CD's by John Bartles that it would be sinful if I didn't show you one at least every month, so that's something to always look forward to, but in the meantime, here's something from Bud King and the Diode Trio from sometime in the last 20 years, and a CD called "Fantastic Fish Stories." There is no date on this CD, but it does have a couple of quotes from Bud Diode like "My Father grew up in Kansas and could only dream of trout fishing - This album is dedicated to his dreams," and "Bud King's Father - Frank Marshall King was a goat herder from Kansas and should not be confused with anyone living or dead - Any similarities are purely coincidental!"
All music is by The Diode Trio, and was recorded in The United Snakes Studio, Anytown, U.S.A.