Friday, November 30, 2018

MARK HANLEY - Room 101 (1987)

 This was a tape I got from Mark Hanley in 1988. It featured his two main projects with other people, The Room 101, and Sister Ray, when he wasn't making his solo tapes!

This song reminds me a lot of a Larry Coryell jam, and features Mark on guitar and bass, and Robert Shields on the drums! It's pretty tight, and right on time !
Mark Hanley  - The Room 101 - "Another Holiday"

Monday, November 26, 2018

JOHN BARTLES - "EI - EI - EIO" (1987-1991)

 If there are any gamblers out there, I am willing to bet that John Bartles was, or is, the most prolific audio artist in history! I know because I have every fucking tape and cd he has ever made, and frankly, these days, I can't even count that high without getting dizzy or confused! I am never going to get around to telling you about each and every one of John's releases, so here's a little collage to give you an idea. John was very busy during the 80's and 90's making cassettes, but since the advent of cd's, I think he has probably released another 100 albums! Usually, the artwork is done by John himself! A couple of months ago I told you about his classic tape called "Flat Animal," so here's another incredible song from that amazing tape! Get ready!
JOHN BARTLES - "Frank's Farm"

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

I DIDN'T DO THIS TO IMPRESS YOU - Various Artists Compilation (1989)

This photo disturbs me because even if it isn't, it reminds me of the Munich Olympic terrorists from 1972, and if you don't know what I'm talking about then you didn't have good history teachers.
"I Didn't Do This To Impress You" was a various artists compilation tape on the Zadfruc Tapes label in Oak Park, Illinois that we had four songs on. The other artists involved were Terror X-Non-Tense Corpusse,  Ashes Of The Dead, Buckle Mutants, Stelch, Rake Wounds, Savior, and our featured artiste from this tape....The....
DEADLY ORCHIDS - "Another Obsession"

Here's the cover of a booklet that was included with this tape and also included art by Gary Wray!

  Here's a mixed up jam by Gary of his "Weirdo Ugly Art Contest" winning art, and some other bits of his stuff that was inside the booklet!

Monday, November 19, 2018

THE GRAVEYARDS ARE SINGING YOUR NAME - Various Artists Compilation (1989)

"The Graveyards Are Singing Your Name" was one of many various artists compilation cassettes put out by Mike Tetrault on his Epitapes label out of Sunderland, Ma. Hermanos Guzanos had a couple of tunes on this tape along with Minóy Zannóy, Lions Minoy, Masters Of The Obvious, Black Flowers, Nihil, Gay Animal Women, Amanda Man, MT, Factor X, Horse Falls, Warworld, Shadow Of A Doubt, Wild Nixon, Biel Oliver, Oka/Iko, Sociedades En Tetrabrik, Prope Cante Homine, and Radiotron!
 Here are a couple of samples!
HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Zombie Hurricane"
MT - "Ho!"

Sunday, November 11, 2018

AL PERRY'S "Faves From TheVaults......" (1989)

I love the music of Al Perry, and he's got a bunch of krazy musical friends. This is a tape I don't think you're going to find in any online database because I think Al made it just for friends. The inner sleeve is not a copy but something that was created with a typewriter and glued together. He it called "Faves From The Vaults" and included tunes by Al and his pals like Kevin Daly, Fish Karma, Fred North, D Cell, Rich Hardesty, Hellfire, Shiva Bob Pop, The Sloppy Guitarist, The Cattle, Microchip Orchestra, and Black Sun Ensemble. It's your lucky day! Here are two great treats from Al's Vaults......

Friday, November 9, 2018

ST 37 - "billygoat nothinghead" (1987)

In my humble opinion, the three greatest bands of all time to come out of Texas were, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Butthole Surfers, and ST 37. This cassette by St 37 came out in 1987, and was titled "billygoat nothinghead." St 37 was Joel Crutcher - Guitar, Carlton Cructcher - Vox, Tapes, S.L. Telles - Bass, Vox, and John Foxworth on Drums. Also "this summer's guest super-star" - Jonathan Torn - Synthesizers. I loved trading tapes with these guys because their music would always be full of surprises of some sort. Here's a fine sample from these fellows from Austin:

Monday, November 5, 2018

DONALD CAMPAU - "Paralyzed By The Very Thought" (1986)

The first tape I ever got from Don Campau was his two tape masterpiece called "Piñata Party,"
but if I'm not mistaken (And I easily could be), "Paralyzed By The Very Thought" was his actual first widely distributed tape. What can I tell you about Don Campau that you don't already know? Although we've written many, many times, I've never met him in person, but I did have a dream one time that he was hitting on my girlfriend before she became my wife! How's that? Don is still going strong these days, and from what I've heard on Lord Litter's radio shows, somehow or another, like a fine wine, he just keeps getting better with age! Here's a fun song off this tape that reflects quite succinctly how a lot of us felt in the 80's!!