Sunday, December 21, 2014

ANTHROPHOBIA - "Get Up To Date" (1988)

From their 1988 retrospective release titled "Get Up To Date," here's  Frank Phobia and ANTHROPHOBIA with "Look Away!"

Monday, November 24, 2014

LITTLE FYODOR - "Small Talk" (1988)

 The one and only Little Fyodor hails from Denver, Colorado, and still performs regularly if you're ever in that area! Most people I've lost contact with, but not Fyodor! Here's a link to his Facebook page!

From his 1988 release titled "Beneath The Uber-Putz," here's  "Small Talk"

Sunday, October 19, 2014

PCB SPELLS I LOVE YOU - Rat Lab Steamworks (1988)

One of the first and finest compilation concept tapes we ever had the pleasure to participate on, "PCB Spells I Love You" was the love child of Eric Iverson and Rat Lab Steamworks outta Minneapolis, Minnesota! Filmed in Toxivision! What else do you need to know? Here's the theme song by Green With Envy and the whole rest of the 45 minute and 33 second experience! Dig in, it's going to be a long night!

Monday, October 13, 2014

GIRTH - "Adequate Girth" (1988)

 Straight outta Arcata, Ca, here's just a taste of what Girth was worth!
 Here's two cuts from Girth's 1988 cassette release "Adequate Girth,"featuring Kevyn G, Dymond on guitar and vocals, Charlie G. Anderson on bass and vocals, and John G, Bishop on drums!



Saturday, October 4, 2014

POETRY DEVILS - "Housekeeping In The Chrysalis" (1990)

The Poetry Devils hailed from Santa Fe, New Mexico and were a heady group combining music and poetry into a unique mix like this cut from their 1990 tape called "Housekeeping In The Chrysalis"

Recorded live at KUNM, this band consisted of Robert Winson on vocals, Miriam Sagan on vocals, Brian S. Curley on guitar, Tim Stroh on bass, and Bobcat Catron on drums! The music was written by Brian S. Curley, and the recitations were written by Robert Winson and Miriam Sagan!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

TOM BURRIS - "Tom Burris" (1988)

Straight out of Anderson, Ind, here's two great songs from a Tom Burris self-titled tape from 1988 that I'm sure Tom wouldn't mind me sharing with you!     Two sides of Tom Burris:



Monday, July 21, 2014


I came in contact with a cool guy in Germany named Guido Erfen who was promoting a lot of unique music. He sent me this tape by Psychedelic Ambulance. It's been one of my faves for years, just take a listen and you'll understand why!

Psychedelic Ambulance - Ugly City (1989)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

COURTESY PATROL - "World War Four" (1988)

Courtesy Patrol - "War Theme"

Straight out of Youngstown, Ohio, Tom Furgas and Courtesy Patrol offer up not experimental music, but whatever was the result of that experiment, kind of like the Frankenstein Monster, this stuff will tromple all over you if you don't get out of the way! Good Stuff!! The other musicians on the project are Bill Lehman, Nick Arkwright, Barrett Sinclair, Michele Kenny, John Boyle and Emily Dickinson!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Screamin' Popeyes - "POP - ICON" (Early 90's)

There once was a great band from Hollister, Missouri named Screamin' Popeyes! They sent me a lot of tapes, and they were all so good, I can only assume they went on to be The Black Stripes or The White Keys or one of those current cool bands! Here's two great songs in two different styles from their release called "POP-ICON! The second song reminds me a lot of the song styling of Walter Becker of Steely Dan fame!


The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

Sunday, May 18, 2014

HOW'S BAYOU - "Two Step De Maman" (1987)

In 1987, I got this cool Cajun tape from a Seattle band with one of the greatest play on words for a band name called How's Bayou called "New Melody Stomp!"  

 Here's Mike Bristow on Bass, Karen England on Fiddle,  Ben Lang playing percussion, Dave Lang on Accordion and lead vocals, and Paul Mooney on Guitar and Harmony Vocals with

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!"

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

HUMIDIFIER - "Sinus" (1989)

  In 1989 I got this cassette on the Lubricated Records label from a great band from Uniondale, NY called Humidifier! The name of the tape was "Sinus" and here's the lead-off tune,  Stumblebug!  Just consider it your lucky day!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

THE SATELLITES OF LOVE - "Quite Happy" (1988)

I really wish there was some way I could generate more interest in this site, because some of the music that was produced on cassette in the 80's and 90's was really good, and the German band Satellites Of Love featuring Micha, Bogdan, Rubin, and Bheila is a good example! Here's two songs from their 1988 release "Quite Happy!" It might just make you quite happy!!

"Quite Happy"     

Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT - "Bowling For Appliances" (1987)

 If you like your music to be intelligent, witty and humorous all at the same time, then Joe Newman is your guy! Nothing's safe on this 1987 "Ratscum" release titled "Bowling For Appliances" out of Austin, Texas! The cover art was done by the great underground artiste Roy Tompkins, who has also done some collaborations with Guzanos guitarist Gary Wray!

Get ready for The Rudy Schwartz Project - "Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial Tractor Pull"

I just found out you can buy an extended version of this tape, but with different cover art in either CD or MP3 form at Amazon, so what are you waiting for? 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CALAMITY JANE - "this time i told" (1989)

Out of Olympia, Washington, Calamity Jane was an all-girl group with Gilly Ann Hanner singing and strumming, Lisa Koenig pounding the skins, and Megan Hanner holding down the bottom! Here's a tune from their 1989 self-titled release for you to enjoy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CARRION DOG - "poor man's 4-track tape" (1989)

 Here they are, the one and only Carrion Dog from Washington D.C.!  This 1989 release features Jason on vocals, John on guitars, and Chris on Bass! Here's a fine song titled "Wicked Dick!"
I always liked these guys for several reasons and one of them was because they sent me a bottle of Dos Gusanos Mescal!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

JOE CARNATION - "Der Schlager" (1987)

Prepare to have your mind blown!
Here's a cut from a 1987 release on the Old Europa Care A.V.S. label out of Italy by none other than Joe Carnation!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

TAPE REBEL 8 - Deadly Serious - "Night With Kim Gordon" (1989)

One thing I liked about the whole cassette scene was all the various artists compilation tapes. This was a real good one  from Germany called "Tape Rebel 8!" This was a release on Winfried Pickart's Weed Music label from 1989. The artists involved were D' Innsect, The Bozfor, Sacks & Violins, Nostalgie Eternelle, Due, Forrest 4, and The Crew, but my favourite song off of this tape was:

Deadly Serious - "Night With Kim Gordon!"

Friday, February 14, 2014

KEVYN DYMOND & MARK SHAFER - Play Something Else (1988)

You can see by the list of people involved in this tape how much time must have gone into some of these projects!  This was a masterful release by Kevyn Dymond & Mark Shafer and included this little ditty called "Alien Mother" on it! Kevyn on guitar, Richard Engel on bass, Dan Seeling on drums, and one of my favorite vocalists ever, Mike Patton, screaming his tonsils out! I got lucky and Kevyn allowed me to also use this cut on a compilation tape I made called "Refried Dreams!"

Saturday, January 25, 2014

ST 37 - "Voice In The Closet" (1989)

ST 37 was a quirky band straight out of Austin, Texas! Here's a cut "from space w/love," a 1989 release called "Voice In The Closet!" I would assume this band is as loved as The 13th Floor Elevators in Texas! If not, they should be!

Sometimes people were real helpful, and would send me things like this informative 'Test Chart" I got from ST 37!
Try it yourself to see!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RAY CARMEN - "More Than Enough" (1991)

I've traded a lot of tapes with Ray Carmen over the years! Ray is a Pop genius from Ohio, and a real nice guy all at the same time! That's more than enough in my book! Here's a cut from his 1991 cassette titled "re: mix ep"

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Hangin' Out With Bonnington Truce
Well, I wish I hadn't destroyed the other blog, my memory was better back then! Whatever, one of my favorite tapes I ever got came from Gulfport, Mississippi in the late 1980's! The band was called Bonnington Truce, and was Patrick Wallace on vocals and guitar, Earl Lundy on vocals and keyboards, Ben Young on vocals and guitar, Jeff Bridges on bass, and Hugh O'Neill on drums! Here's a couple of reasons to love them:

Bonnington Truce - Find The Way

Patrick Wallace can also sound spot on like John Lennon when he wants to, check it out!

Bonnington Truce - By My Windows      Sounds like a lost Beatles' song!

Bonnington Truce - Instant Karma

Saturday, January 11, 2014

We're Name Is PLATE - "Lemon Rubbers" (1989)

Here's a very interesting song from a complex band out of Richmond, Virginia, called PLATE from their 1989 cassette release "We're Name Is PLATE!"


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DON'T BE STUPID - Baghead Records (1987)

"Conformity Is Deformity!!!"
Being included on a various artists compilation album seemed like a good way to get more people to hear our music, so in 1987, I sent a copy of "The Worm's Turn" to Baghead Records and they used  3 songs on this comp tape called "Don't Be Stupid!"  Mostly us and a bunch of punk bands, our songs stood out like three sore thumbs!

Here's an uplifting little number from that tape by the band DECLINE - "Nuclear Death"