Wednesday, September 30, 2020


This a tape of a radio show called "Tapedepartment" done by Lord Litter almost thirty years ago that was produced for Radio Marabu where he still continues to have a show to this day!
I'm pretty sure Lord Litter's current shows would be more popular but most people these days just can't handle this much good music. They might have to think! Want to submit some music 30 years later, then this is still his address!

This was going to be the cover of a tape we were going to do at about the same time that unfortunately never happened, that included Lord Litter, John Bartles, Don Campau, Michael Gonzales, and our pal, the long deceased Slim the Drifter.

The reason Lord Litter had sent me this tape was because I had done an interview via tape and mail explaining our cool and new public access TV show called "Offbeat," that he had used on the show followed by one of our songs called "Death Train," but instead of that, here's the intro to the show followed by a very cool UK group who were called Ripzmag.

This cassette called "Grapple" is where the song came from.

The band members were Tim Perkins on guitar/vocals, Chris Barber on bass/vocals, and Pete Brownjohn on percussion
Since I am still in touch with Lord Litter these days, he informed me that Tim worked with comic book writer extraordinaire Alan Moore, co-writing/producing five albums and participating in mixed media performances, and Chris and Pete both also were on Alan Moore's 2011 CD titled "A Compilation Of Songs And Performances By Alan Moore And Friends."

Monday, September 28, 2020

555 - "Gajoob Issue #7 - Sampler #2" (1991)

Issue # 7 of Gajoob contained no less than eight tapes that accompanied it.
It's really an amazing accomplishment if you think about it

Pretty wild assortment, but that was what made it so cool!
You never knew what to expect!

555 was the solo project of a guy named John Six from Rego Park, N.Y., but that's about all I can tell you. I looked in all the standard places, but came up empty handed. I did find five bands called 555, and one artist named John Six on Bandcamp, but I don't think any of them have anything to do with this 555.
This is just acoustic guitar and percussion made from a can of rice played by John Six, hence the title.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

CHRIS PHINNEY AND ED DRURY - "Who Will Feed The Pigs" (2020)

Some people don't know what to do with all the extra free time they have these days, and then some do! Chris Phinney and Ed Drury are among the ones who do, so while most people are sitting at home twiddling their thumbs, these two guys have been very busy twiddling knobs and creating music that really sets the mood for where we are at these days.

 Ed and Chris just put the finishing touches on a new release they made available 9-24-2020 on Chris's Harsh Reality label called "Who Will Feed The Pigs"  and you can download all 19 tracks for a buck! It might look like there are only 18 tracks, but when you purchase it, you get access to the hidden 19th track.

Here's a tune I think will put you in the mood!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

INVISIBLE WILBUR - "Gajoob Issue #7 - Sampler #4" (1991)

This tape confused the Hell out of me! I chose the song first and then tried to find out info about the artist Invisible Wilbur that I was unfamiliar with, so I looked through the whole review section one by one but there was no reference to Invisible Wilbur. There were a couple of references to Eric Muhs label Invisible Music, but that seemed like a stretch, so I did a search for Invisible Wilbur, but all I found was a tape by Eric Muhs that had a song on it called Invisible Wilbur, so I felt like I was getting closer but something didn't add up.

It was at that point that I looked again, and saw that this same song title was also on that same tape by Eric Muhs, whose name is very familiar to me, but I don't think we ever exchanged tapes, or maybe I did, but they were called something completely different!
Either way, here's a cool song for you off this sampler....

Here's some current info on Eric and his interesting musical escapades!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

THE MOUTH BANDITS - "Gajoob Issue #7 - Sampler #3" (1991)

Bryan Baker's Gajoob # 7 was published in the Summer of 1991.
An enormous project no matter how you look at it, this issue also came with eight sampler tapes of the artists that were reviewed within. 

I still have several of these tapes, so to do something a little different, I thought I would pick one song off each one I have left by an artist that I personally never made contact with.

In this case, it would be The Mouth Bandits from Urbana, Ilinois.

Here's a pic I swiped from their Ednavison page
where you can find some more pictures and songs.
The very cool song on this tape was from a 1989 tape called "St. Mary's Road"
The Mouth Bandits were also big fans of The Firesign Theater, and their other tape reviewed in this issue from 1990 was called "Attack Of The Groovy Bushmen" and I just happened to find it on YouTube!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

CAMBRIC MILL - "The Rehearsal Tapes" (2020)

For many years now, there have been rumors circulating around that there were rehearsal tapes of a never heard group called Cambric Mill, and finally pStan Batcow of Pumf Records has somehow got his hands on the original recordings, and released it on CD this year, and I, as candidate for the luckiest guy in the world, have been given a promo copy to share with you.

 "CAMBRIC MILL"- the band who spent so long rehearsing their new sound which they called 'Industrial Folk Power Electronics" - before tragically committing group suicide in a homebrew death cult ritual prior to even playing a gig."

 "What happened in-between the songs is what tells the real story...and it's a fascinating insight into this troubled group of people."

 Here's a fine example of what you'll find inside!
CAMBRIC MILL - "Paradise" 
AND....the winner IS Moon!