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