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.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

FRANKY & THE SHADOW - "Ivory Tower" (1993)

I got a couple of tapes from the San Francisco band Franky And The Shadow. They were usually EP's with four songs on them. This one was no exception!

The band consisted of Frank Luisi on vocals, Mark Olsen playing guitar, Mike Giddens on lead guitar, Randy Adams on bass, Rich Winters on drums and percussion, with Mark, Rich, and Pam Starry on backing vocals!
Here's an upbeat song called:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

CARRION DOG - DOGUE - "Split Tape" (1991)

 I drink my fair share, so my memory is starting to get a little cloudy!
I think this was the second tape I got from Carrion Dog. Like I said in another post, they sent me a bottle of Mescal with a Gusano in it. I don't remember much after that except worms in blenders make nasty drinks! I love these guys, they misspelled their own name!

I'm not quite sure if this was a split tape or if Dogue was just another variation of dog, as in Carrion Dogue, maybe that was their French incarnation, so here's the deal, go get yourself some mescal, and you'll figure it all out I'm sure! (Just don't put it in the blender!)

Monday, August 12, 2019

MARK HANLEY - "Yellow" (1984)

 I'm not really too sure how many tapes I got from Mark Hanley over the years, but it was a lot, and they were always good!
This particular tape was called "Yellow" and it came out in 1984.

I can't give you a track off of this tape, because it decided to just stop working one day, but it still needed to be included here!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

HOWL IN THE TYPEWRITER - Pumf 105 (1987)

Here's what it sez in the Pumf Records and Stanzine Publications Mail Order Catalogue -"Live performances by Howl in the Typewriter invariably utilised non-synced backing tapes, and much time was spent in the creation of these. Following a comment by a listener that the backing tapes themselves stood up to being listened to on their own, it was decided to release two of the most-used recordings under a cunningly cryptic nom de guerre. Hence, here you have two 30-minute multi-layered pieces aptly described by their titles. Beware!" 

 Originally released on cassette in 1987, this CD is a kit that comes with all the parts to put your own cassette together, or you can just endure, I mean enjoy it as a CD.
It's your choice!

 This is another release that pStan Batcow gave to me last year so that I could share it with all you lucky people! Go check the site, there's something for everyone!

 One side of the tape is titled "Hate," and the other side was titled "Mutilation. Here's a short except from the "Hate" side so you can have a better understanding of what's going on, or then again, maybe not! One thing, don't worry, it's not as scary as it looks!

Monday, August 5, 2019

SILVER ANGEL VS. THE DEATH ZOMBIES - "A Movie Trailer For Your Ears" (2004)

In 2004 Gary and I decided to try and make a second movie. After a lot of turmoil, we finally agreed on the title "Silver Angel Vs. The Death Zombies." I could, and should write a book about making this movie, before I forget any more of the details, because it was totally gonzo film making shot on the streets, and in the alleys of Bakersfield.

Since the star of our movie was a Mexican wrestler called Silver Angel, we were so lucky to be able to have a premiere in a place that at the time was called "The Dome." 
"The Dome" was a geodesic building constructed back in the day specifically to host wrasslin' matches, and was called "Strelich Stadium" at one time, and then it was renamed "Strongbow Stadium" after the legendary Native American wrestler Chief Jay Strongbow. Over the years it had become the home to not only wrasslin' events, but also boxing matches and punk rock concerts!
Last year the city with total disregard to history, demolished the building for some real important reason. It remains a vacant lot to this day

We both constructed a lot of different music for the soundtrack using Acid Music, and here's a couple of things I did that didn't get used!