Monday, August 2, 2021

BREATHILIZÖR - "Unrelenting War Of Obesity By The Hideous Cock Kings Of Zorbzum 9" (2020)

 
Well, it was sure good to hear from my old pal Dave Schall again after some thirty odd years, and I sure had no idea what he had been up, but he'd been plenty busy working on stuff like this Breathilizör CD.

Now I don't know if you're familiar with Breathilizör of not, but this might be some of the rumbling grumbliest music of all time!
This CD came out in 2020, and is titled
 "Unrelenting War Of Obesity By The Hideous Cock Kings Of Zorbzum 9,"
and that's exactly what it sounds like!
The cover art was from a painting called "War" done by Rian Pickell.

The band consisted of Battle-axe Cattle-axe Seattle-axe: Tongue and Lung, 
Judi Bloom: Meth Sprays, Death Rays, and Shooting Eyeball Ferocity Strikes, and
Jazon Blondhamz: Nothing. No one cares.

Here's cut # 2 for your sadistic pleasures.....
BREATHILIZÖR - "Cavemen Of Outer Space"

Thursday, July 29, 2021

GAJOOB ISSUE #9 - SAMPLER #2 - Ulterior Lux "Live" (1993)

 
Okay, I'm going by the book on this one. Bryan Baker had the perfect write up of the music of Ulterior Lux in this issue of Gajoob, and it goes something like this:
"John Rite (the former Dimthingshine) connects with Jean Chaine and Markus Strauss, and the result is a raucous meeting of rock and free jazz. Mixed from soundboard masters documenting just one stop along their European tour of 1990. A sheer delight, thoroughly exhilarating and highly recommended!"
 
The original tape was released on Carl Howard's "Audiophile Tapes" label in 1991, and was titled 
"Live Bootleg From Switzerland."
 ULTERIOR  LUX - "Live"

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

THE PURPLE DOT EXPERIENCE - "Songs Based On The Poetry Of Pamela Mary Stone" (1994)


"The Purple Dot Experience" was a various artists tape compilation put together by K.D. Schmitz in 1994, and the songs were all based on poems written by a young lady named Pamela Mary Stone.
 
 
I contributed two songs to this tape, and I almost wish I hadn't because my tunes kind of stink up the whole project. In fact I distinctly remember K.D. telling me that he played this tape for his whole family, and when my first song came on, his Mother asked if the stereo was broken. I think that about says it all.

We were given a few of Mary's poems to choose from, and the titles were "The Purple Dot," "Love," "Trees," "Books," and "Reading." The artistes involved were varied and included Chris Ballew of "The Presidents Of The United States," and one song by the late Dave Fuglewicz. Unfortunately Dave just passed away a couple of weeks ago on July 15, 2021, and if you'd like to help out his family with all the medical expenses that he incurred, Chris Phinney has set up a Go Fund Me page where you can do that!

Here are two songs from this cassette that in my humble opinion are the best of the bunch, one from each side of the tape. The first one is by Jeff Olson of the fantastic band "Screamin Popeyes," and the second one is by Edward Schmitz who I think is K.D.'s brother!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

LORD LITTER DONATES ALL HIS TAPES TO TAPE ATTACK (2021)

 
Yesterday I was told by Lord Litter in Berlin that he has donated his whole cassette collection to the good folks at The Tape Attack Blog in Germany. It was about 500 tapes total, and Tape Attack will digitize and offer up each and every one of them so you can download, listen, and go back in time 30 or 40 years for as long as you want. This is probably about as close to a time machine as we'll ever get! Besides Don Campau, Lord Litter probably had one of the largest collections in the world, so if you don't take advantage of his generosity, well, it's not like I didn't tell you!

 
Tape Attack already had tons of material they have been sharing, Lord Litter's contributions just make it that much more over the top insane. There is one small problem for those of you who only speak English, Tape Attack is totally auf Deutsch!

 
Get ready to be impressed!

 
Because this is the kind of stuff.......

 
......................That you're going to be able to discover!
It's just like what they said when they tore down the fences at Woodstock!
It's a free concert!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

CRASH-N-BURN - "Snake Eyes" (1987)

 
John Sanders has given me access to the whole Crash-N-Burn catalogue to share with you guys, so why wouldn't I do that? There ain't no reason, so here's yet another fantastic song the band recorded in 1987!
John Sanders - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Amy Sanders - Bass, Vocals
Parry Wolfe - Drums
Dean Menta - Guitar 
(For all you musicologists, the last few years, Dean Menta has been playing with the band Sparks)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

PICASSOS FALSOS - "Últimos Carnavais" (1987)

All I remember is I was communicating with this gal in Brazil who I sent one of our tapes to, and she in return sent me this tape by Brazilian band Picassos Falsos. She was going to try and promote us a bit in Brazil, but I don't remember what happened after that. If I can find my correspondence with her, I will update this information sometime in the future.
 
I don't know if she had some connection to the band or not, but through the power of the internet, I was able to find out that the songs she sent me were from this album that came out in 1987. You can find copies of this LP on Discogs, but it's going to cost you forty or fifty dollars.
The band consisted of Zé Henrique on Bass, Abilio on Drums & Percussion, Luiz Gustavo playing Guitar, and Humberto Effe doing the vocals. Good band and they sounded like this......

Saturday, July 3, 2021

JOHN BARTLES - "Dogtown Road - All Dog Song Musical Review" (Mid 90's)

 
John Bartles is a mad musical genius, and I'm fairly perplexed that more people don't know it, but then I guess that's their politically correct problem, not mine. John is an equal opportunity artist, and he will insult anybody and everybody, except his dogs, and that's the reason this CD exists.
John loves his dogs!

Most of these songs were culled off of some of the many recordings John put together over the previous 20 years. There's no date on it, but this CD came out in the mid-nineties.

The players on this tune are Rex T. on Guitar, Larry Miller on Bass, Bob Reardon on the Drums, and the mighty Luccia Foresta playing the Harp. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Here's

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NONSTOP NOW - "This Dark Circle" (2019)

 
Mark Hanley sent me this CD a couple of months ago, but when he did he also sent another CD that he and Sonia Noui made before this one. You can read about that one right here!! Now I've finally gotten around to this one! The cool artwork is also done by Mark Hanley, and here's how you can let him know you like it! Kx4Music@gmail.com

 
Everything I said about the other CD applies to this one too, so rather than being redundant I'll tell you that this CD by Mark Hanley and Sonia Noui joined by Ima Maeda, is so unique, it's basically impossible for me to explain! So I'll let you figure it out on your own! This song was written by Mark Hanley and Sonia Noui, with Tunisian spoken word by Sonia Noui.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

RICH ARITHMETIC - "Saving Sunset" (2021)

 
Rich Arithmetic has finally decided to join the 21st century, and has just released a new single, and instead of putting it out on CD, it's out on Bandcamp as a downloadable file. Files, actually, because every single has a flip side.
 
These songs have got a big guitar sound to them reminiscent of the style of the great Jack Nitzsche, and are very cool, and I think you'll agree. The 'B' Side is titled "Boards On The Rocks," and this is the 'A" side.
 RICH ARITHMETIC - "SAVING SUNSET (Last Surf of the Day)"

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

DAVE SCHALL - "Tough Skin" (1993)

Back in 1993, Dave Schall of Sockeye had the starring role in a short film called "TOUGH SKIN" made by a friend of his named Matt Bartel, who was writer/director/producer of the project. Part was  recorded at the Cleveland St.Patrick's Day parade on a bitterly cold day. The rest was filmed on various warm spring days in Kent, Ohio.
Being a filmmaker myself, I thought they did a Helluva good job. The length is just right at nine minutes and fifty-seven seconds, and it has a great look to it.
Dave has an especially cool perennial sneer, and the way he's walking around reminds of the goons of Goonland, and the instrumental original at the beginning is very cool!

 
"TOUGH SKIN" 
"An angry young skin-head is forced to choose from his bullying ways to that of a normal lifestyle when his path is crossed. Not by a group of hippies...but by a woman!"

Monday, June 14, 2021

FOUR ON 7 - "4 Bands, 4 Songs, 7 Inches" (1993)

"Four On 7" was a seven inch EP put out by Rich (Arithmetic) Horton on his Optional Art label in 1993.
 
This record was just was it says, four songs by Rich and his friends. There's one song by Lance (Monsters Under Te Bed) Morgan, one song by James Nicholson and Dennis Steinseifer, known collectively as Edgar Schwartz, one song by Mark Horton with Legs Akimbo, and one song by Rich Arithmetic.

All four songs are great, but I think the one I like the best is this one by Rich Horton's brother Mark Horton, because Mark not only has a better voice than his brother Rich, but he's also got more hair!
(C) Cowpuppy Music (1989)
Legs Akimbo was Mark Horton on lead guitar and vocals, Steve Bell on harmony vocals and drums, Ron Land playing awesome pedal steel guitar, and Steve Cox on the bass.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

ZAZERAC - "In Memphis" (2006)

 
I've been in kind of a blue funk lately, so I think it's time for a little chill from Zazerac to wrap up this week!
Here's hoping John Sanders and Zazerac will be playing live again soon, cause the world needs more stuff like this! This cut is from 2006 when the band was comprised of John Sanders on Keyboards, Aaron Northern playing Drums, Troy Isom on Guitar with Matt on Bass, and Larry Randolph blowing the saxophone!

Monday, June 7, 2021

MONSIEUR OTTO'S DELUXE ORCHESTRA - "Lionfish Of The Dead" (2021)

 
As much as I dig the French Werewolves, there's also been another classic French werewolf lurking around for a while, and he's got a new release of all instrumentals that will blow the top off of whatever joint you're in, and it's free of charge all the way from Paris, France! Is this not the best fucking deal in the world or not? Just listen to some of what The Rev, aka MONSIEUR OTTO'S DELUXE ORCHESTRA, has to offer, and I think you will agree, and if you don't then well, I'm right and you're wrong! It's just that simple!

 
The first time I heard this song, I had to listen to it three times in a row, because it's that good, and as soon as I finish writing this, I'm going to listen to it again!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

FRENCH WEREWOLVES - "Brush Your Teeth, and Do Your Damn Chores"

Through the sheer power of the internet, and total faith in mankind, after 30+ years, I am once again in contact with my old pal Dave Schall of "Sockeye" fame and fortune, and he sent he a shitload of stuff from the various projects I've missed over the years, and I'm going to start it all off with this incredible CD that I'm sure is from some year, but maybe not, by a band called "French Werewolves."

All I gotta say is "Woof Woof! cause there's no way to explain this shit!
"French Werewolves" is a CD every person in the world should own, just so when some really drunk, and/or obnoxious friend or relative comes over to your house and stays too long, and you can't find your free jazz albums, you can play this CD knowing they will exit soon, either physically ill or psychologically damaged, and you shan't be bothered again! Bravo French Werewolves!
Time to take off the kid gloves and get back to reality!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

KEVYN DYMOND - "This Is Fiction" (1989)

Kevyn Dymond was a musical associate of Don Campau, in fact he even covers one of Don's songs on this tape from 1989. I'll just make the rest of it up, since "This Is Fiction!"
 
You're lucky, you can blow this up to read it. The small image you see is just a little smaller than the real deal, and down at the bottom it says "I must take a moment here to extend my deepest thanks to three great home tapers" Don Campau, Lord Litter, and Dino Dimuro, all masters of their craft. Thanks especially to the home taper who has been by far the most influential/inspiring to me......

.............This Is Fiction is humbly dedicated to Heather McRae Perkins."

Here's a song that expresses that sentimentality perfectly!

Monday, May 31, 2021

BRUISER BRODY FOREVER - "Brody Rules" (1989)

 
 Before the internet, dissemination of information was done completely differently. If you wanted to know something, you either had to see it on TV, hear it on the radio, read about it in a newspaper or magazine, or go to the library and look it up for yourself. One of the fun things about tape trading in the 80's and 90's was you never knew what you were going to find in your mailbox, whether it was a bottle of vodka from Bulgaria, or maybe just some information that somebody thought you needed to know like the life and death of professional wrassler Bruiser Brody!

"The Wild Life and Tragic Death of Bruiser Brody" is just that. Bruiser was a little different, and even though everybody knows professional wrestling is choreographed, some times Bruiser didn't feel like losing, and didn't want to play by the rules!

Bruiser Brody's  real name was Frank Donald Goodish, and he would have been 74 next month if he hadn't been stabbed to death when he was 42. 
You can read the whole story right HERE!!
 
And that's a little more about networking some 30 years ago!
One thing that hasn't changed though is the fact that
"Brody Still Rules!"

Sunday, May 30, 2021

JOE E. SHEETS - "Artiste Extraordinaire" (1992)

 
I thought it was about time to show you some more!

 
I figure I didn't save all this stuff for nothing, so here's a whole lot of eye candy from the very busy pen of Mr. Sheets!

 
You just can't keep stuff like this in a box in the garage and not let people see it!

 
At least I can't!
This is Very Freaky!!

 
I'm pretty sure Joe is alive and well, living on a secluded island in the Pacific somewhere, maybe!

 
Or at least I hope so!

 
"Part 33 1/3"

 
Jeez, maybe Joe is some kind of Nostradamus, because this guy is looking more and more like me every day!

 
It's pretty amazing what some people can do with so little!

 
Most of these are copies Joe sent me of his work, but this was an original piece! Probably did it in his sleep!

Music and art, what would the world be without it?
Thanx Joe!!!