Thursday, March 31, 2022

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Baldman" (1991)

"UFO Executives" was a tape we made in 1991. Somewhere there's a review by a guy who didn't particularly like our song "Bald Man," but his girlfriend thought it was genius! Written and sung by Brian J. Riedel, here's our ode to all the chrome domes and Pel√≥ns out there. 
 
I had this 1963 LP by The AFO Executives, and that's how we came up with the name UFO Executives!
 
A couple of years ago Brian made this video for "Baldman" to complete the package! I have never figured out why it never got played on MTV.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

BUD KING - "Encyclical" (1994)

 
It's been a while since we've heard from Bud King, so here's a couple of hits off his 1994 CD titled "Encyclical."
 For these incredible sessions, Bud enlisted the talents of Thing I and Thing II on Guitars, Mick Ibburas on Bass & Guitar, Ambidexterously and in Unison. Indris Timbi on Wind Harp and Eastern Indianal Transliteration, and "The Leprechaun" Nick O'Tine on Drums, Cigarettes, and Black Coffee!
"Recorded by different people, in different places, at different times in order to maintain diversity."

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

MISSING LINK MUSIC - "Sampler Tape" (1989)

 
"Missing Link Music" was a worldwide effort to distribute music by independent artists that was based in Seattle, Wa. It was kind of like what Bandcamp is today, except there were no computers, or streaming music, so it was a lot more difficult.

This was a sampler tape of what you could find on the MLM label, and here's a couple of prime examples!
 
I couldn't find any current information on Go Fish, but I did find this picture of a tape on the Tape-Mag website by the band IOXOI. I don't know for sure, but I'm assuming it's the same band and there was only one band with that name.

Friday, March 18, 2022

HYPERTONIA WORLD ENTERPRISES - "Pop Collection 1" (1989)

 
"Pop Collection 1" was a various artistes compilation of independent music from all over the world, and all put together by J.R. Bruun in Norway in 1989.
The cover drawing was done by Sverre H. Kristensen.
 
 
I believe this is one of the first comp tapes Hermanos Guzanos contributed to. All total I think we were on 40 different worldwide compilations!

Some of the other people who contributed to this project were Venus Fly Trap from England, Le Lu/Lu's & Yo-Yo, also from England, Lord Litter from Germany, Trigger B from Germany, James Hill from the U.S., The Acid Dreams from Germany, Modern Art from England, and Rites Of Post from England, and that's just Side One!
 
Side Two included The Flatmates from England, Rattus Rexx from Germany, Political Asylum from Scotland, Johnson's Fiver from England, Kevyn Dymond & Mark Shafer from the U.S., Anastasis from Germany, and The Detective from England.

Here's the second song from Side One, a band from Denmark,

Friday, March 11, 2022

GODSPUNK # 23 and FOUR DAYS IN MARCH (2022)

 
There were two new releases on Bandcamp this week that should have all lovers of independent sounds frothing at the mouth! On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, pStan Batcow let loose a two CD collection in his Godspunk series. 
pStan is now up to Number Twenty-Three, and this sucker has got fifty-two songs from twenty-two bands/artistes like Howl In The Typewriter, Breathilizör, UNIT, Spam Javelin, and other Pumf favourites.
You can buy the CD's from the Pumf Website, or you can listen, download, and purchase all the songs from the Pumf Bandcamp page!
 
Then on Thursday, March 10, 2022, Hal McGee released a new title on Bandcamp on his Haltapes label called "Four Days In March," that is the end result of his two day session with Chris Phinney, Michael Thomas Jackson, and others called "Apartment Music." All the sounds came from a get together they had a couple of weeks ago!
 
Recorded the Same Day! Chris says this is "The Real Deal"
There you go, time's a wasting, so what are you waiting for?

Monday, March 7, 2022

MILE 97 - "Crucifixture" (1989)

 
I've been in a pretty foul mood lately considering what's going on in the world and all, and I have not been doing as many posts as I'd like, just because I haven't been in the mood, but maybe this tape by Mile 97 will snap me out of it!

This tape by Mile 97 titled "Crucifixture is fascinating, but whether that's a good or a bad thing is up to you. For right now, it's a perfect reflection of our world, and in one word, chaotic.
 
Mile 97 is not for everybody, but it might just be the right fit for your mind in these times. Turn it up real loud, break out the Hoover and start vacuuming the rug, and invite some friends over for a real good time! This is only seven minutes and forty-four seconds, the real piece is all of Side One. This sounds a lot like ghosts in a blender!