Saturday, April 30, 2022

DINO DIMURO - "Snoutburger" (1989)

The copy I got of "DiMuro House" was an economy package, and included another bonus tape on side B called "Snoutburger." What a cool twofer deal!

Grab a pint and some chips and dig in, because DD has got something to say!
For the full effect, listen to it twice!

Friday, April 29, 2022

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Ducks And Covers" (1989)

From our 1989 release called "Ducks and Covers" with cover artwork by Brian J. Riedel, here's what one reviewer called "the best version of the most recorded song of all time."

Thursday, April 28, 2022

DINO DIMURO - "DiMuro House" (1989)

Dino DiMuro is an extremely talented cat, and his music is like an easy-peel package you can't get open, so you just rip it to shreds, and try and figure it out later.

Here's a great piece that will hopefully explain it all, but then again, maybe not!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

SLIM THE DRIFTER - "Always (I Wish You Well)" (1992)

Slim The Drifter was not only a talented singer and songwriter, but he was also a friend of ours, and one of the few artists besides Hermano Guzanos who was on our Guzbro label. This collage was Slim's page from our 1992 catalogue.

I don't how many of these1992 four-song tapes Slim made, but I would guess it was probably only a handful, and this is just stripped down, bare bones Slim, singing and playing his acoustic guitar, just the way he liked it. The song presented here is going to surprise a lot of people with it's depth and plaintive mournful delivery. So here you go................

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

NO PIGEONHOLES #202 -"5-13-90"

While I'm on the subject of Don Campau, here's some music from another one of his "No Pigeonholes" radio shows that were broadcast on KKUP in Cupertino, Calif.
This show aired on May 12, 1990, and like all of Don's shows, had an incredible variety of music.

Since 2011, "No Pigeonholes" has been on the air on KOWS, which is in Occidental, California. KOWS is the same channel that Lord Litter's "Magic Music Box" has aired on for the last couple of years.
Don's shows air on the 1st, 3rd, and fifth Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, and Lord Litter's show is on Sunday nights at 8:00 PM.

Don usually even sent out a full list of the participants, but I don't seem to have one for this tape, so all I can tell you is that this is the ultimate surf dirge by a band that I can't find out anything on. If Don has any useful info, I'm sure he'll gladly pass it on, and I'll update this thing.
On the broadcast, he says the name of this group is Load, but maybe it's Lode. He asks Jennifer who is in the studio with him, and she says they are from Tustin, Calif. but the lead singer had moved to Kauai, so your guess is as good as mine!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

DON CAMPAU - "Variety Show" (1985)

This was a tape Don Campau released in 1985 called "Variety Show," and man, is that the perfect title!
Without Don Campau, many of the people on these playlists would never had anybody hear their music. For a movement with no leaders, but only movers and shakers, Don and Lord Litter probably did more to spread the word than anybody I know. And what's even crazier is, they are both still at it!!
Talk about "Variety Show," this is a postcard Don sent me one time! So to prove this really was a "Variety Show," I'm including three songs, and each one of them is completely unique, different, and pretty damn cool! Don does most of the heavy lifting, but he's joined by Geoff Alexander on vocal and sax on one tune, and Greg Gray doing bass and percussion on one song, and destroying a chair on another one!