Saturday, December 28, 2013

the MUMBLES - "Devil Box Of The Gods" (1987)

From Wichita, Kansas circa 1987, the MUMBLES strolled into town, and with them, they brought "The Devil Box Of The Gods!" Some of the nicest guys I never met!

                                       the MUMBLES - Devil Box Of The Gods

Thursday, December 26, 2013


The 8th cassette I sent out went to a Mr. Lawrence Salvatore in Joliet, Illinois. Lawrence was an interesting cat who had his music reviewed in Option magazine, and it seemed like he was a game tape trader, which was true, and he sent me a copy of this release of his called "My Leg In Love With Your Leg," from which the following Sheena Easton cover came from! Get ready to be amazed!

                                                                                 Lawrence Salvatore - "Strut"

Thursday, December 12, 2013

AL PERRY - "Julia - Snapper Dog" (1986)

Here's a couple of songs from the King of Arizona Guitar Twaang, Al Perry from a 1986 self-titled tape!
This is a flyer from one of his shows. We met Al at a different show one night in Hollywood when he was opening for The Lazy Cowgirls at RAJ's, it was a fun evening!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

BRET HART - "Shiny Shiny" (1987)

The 3rd and 4th copies of "The Worm's Turn" went out to a guitarist named Bret Hart in Maryland! Bret was not only a musician, he was also a music reviewer for OPTION magazine, one of the few fairly mainstream magazines that was reviewing cassette releases at the time! Bret returned the favor by sending me this this tape entitled "Shiny Shiny" from which I'm giving you the first song from the B side, "Friend Of The Nile!"                           We thought we were weird, but we had a lot to learn!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

MARK HANLEY - KX4CS15 (1989)

I didn't realize how much Ohio rocked until I started trading tapes! Mark Hanley and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini were both from Youngstown, Ohio, and both champions in their own way! Mark Hanley's music was at least 25 years ahead of it's time, in fact, it's probably still ahead of it's time! Here's "A1" from his 1989 release titled "KXCS15!" Enjoy!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

ACID REIGN - "Rat Race For Face" (1989)

By April of 1989, I had sent out over 200 copies of "The Worm's Turn!" # 205 went out to a band from Canada called Acid Reign (Nice play on words) and this is a cut off of what I got back in return! ACID REIGN - Rat Race For Face

Sunday, November 24, 2013

GLEN ARMSTRONG & THE DIRTY CLERGY - "Under A Van Gogh Sky" (1992)

Here's a song from a 1992 cassette by Glen Armstrong! 

Glen Armstrong was one of the most talented guys I ever got a tape from, and this whole tape is brilliant and sounds like it should have been a major label release, so you can imagine how bad I felt a few years ago when I found out via the internet that Glen had passed away, broke, penniless, alone, and homeless! What a shocker it was to find out a few years later that Glen Armstrong is alive and well, and here's a link to some great music of  his you can buy on Amazon!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DON CAMPAU - Piñata Party (1988)

The 56th copy of "The Worm's Turn" I sent out went to musican/DJ Don Campau! He played it on his "No Pigeonholes" radio show, and sent me this amazing two tape release called "Piñata Party" in return! Here's a little taste of Don's special brilliance, the killer title tune: "Piñata Party"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

JOHN BARTLES - "Snout" (1988)

 I read a review of a John Bartles tape in Option magazine, so I wrote him and sent him a Guzanos tape,  and this is what he sent me back! Needless to say, I was blown away, and decided this tape trading was going to be fun! This was #122 of the tapes that I would mail out, or give away to anybody willing to listen!

John Bartles - Jimmy The Chimp

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "The Worm's Turn" (1987)

So, in late 1987, Gary Wray, Brian James Riedel and myself took a bunch of our garage tapes to a studio and had them professionally mixed down! I'm not sure the engineer knew what was happening! We put it all together and made a cassette tape called "The Worm's Turn" and we called the band Hermanos Guzanos just to make sure there was no chance of commercial success, and it worked perfectly! We had 500 tapes mass produced, and it said "Hermanos Guzmanos" on the side of the boxes! I started sending them out to magazines, radio stations and people I'd read about it magazines! The artwork was done by Brian!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

SLIM THE DRIFTER - "Stop Your Cryin" (1992)

So where should I start! How about the theme from an underground TV show called "Up Periscope" by my old pal Slim The Drifter off of his release titled "Here Comes A Lily!" 
Slim lived hard and fast, so he's been gone for a few years now, but at least we've got this to remember him by!