Tuesday, May 31, 2022

AL PERRY - "Happy Accident" (1992)

In 1992, Doggybag Records in Germany released kind of a greatest hits package of Al Perry And The Cattle's music called "Happy Accident."

The songs included here were all recorded in between 1986 and 1989.

The Cattle consisted of Al Perry on Vocals, Guitars, and Keyboard, Dave Roads on the Bass, and Julia Mueller playing the Drums and some Vocals.

The very cool artwork was done by Al's pal, and fellow musician Fish Karma.
Here's a sample of some very classic Cattle!

Thursday, May 26, 2022


By 1992, I decided we had enough material that we should probably have some kind of catalogue, so this is what I came up with!
Pretty good deal for free, the catalogue featured lots of art from Gary Wray and Brian James Riedel. The top left photo was from a project Gary did with underground comix artist Roy Tompkins.

There were eighteen pages in total that included lots of the art from our tapes too.

Also included were lots of quotes and reviews from various magazines like  "Akin to a high fever" from Dark Chaos, or "On the verge of chaos" from Gajoob.

One of my favorite reviews came from The Affiliate, who called our music "Self-inflicted punishment."

Slim The Drifter was also on the "Guzbro" label before he signed with "Gang Of Hair."

These two pages featured a submission request for our "Offbeat" public access TV show, and some tapes from my friend Guido of SHM in Germany that we were trying to help distribute for the groups Meadow Meal, GV, and The Dirk Hartung Combo.

More stuff from Brian and Gary, and more reviews.

Since these were pre-computer days, all the images were duplicated on a copy machine, and then cut up, collaged, glued together by hand, and re-copied.

Some of this stuff is still available in one form or another.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


"Winnie's Retrenchment & Exhibition" was a various artists compilation tape put together by Ken Clinger in 1991.

We contributed one song, and other artists appearing on this cassette were Mark Saucier, Bored Young Men, Nick, Silly Pillows, Foamin At The Mouth, Arnold Mathes, C.I.A.M., Too Righteous Brothers, Dan Fioretti, Zan Hoffman, Atrocity Exhibition, Don Campau, Bonnington Truce, and Tuf-Mikst-Man.

I saw that Ken now has this tape available as a download on his Bovine Productions Bandcamp page, except now he has it as two separate releases, one being "Winnie's Retrenchment," and one being "Winnie's Exhibition."  You'll also find a number of other releases in the Winnie series there. Here's a sample of what you can expect.

Friday, May 20, 2022

IT CAME FROM THE GARAGE II - "Zombie Drums" (1987)

I had a copy of Art Phag's LP that had a poster in it, so one day I decided to try and sell the poster on eBay. Len Puch, the guitar player for Art Phag contacted me, and told me that he'd like to buy the poster, because he didn't have one himself, so I gave him the poster.

When I sent Len the poster, I also sent him a copy of our first tape, "The Worm's Turn," and he sent me this tape that he produced in return. That's how they ended up doing a cover of our song "Mysterical Sights."
This release doesn't even exist on Discogs except in LP format, so I might have one of very few. Many of the bands have Art Phag guys in them! There's a lot of great stuff on here, and something to offend almost anybody! Here's a cool surf instrumental for you straight out of Detroit!

Friday, May 13, 2022


Finally here's the last of the sampler tapes from Gajoob Issue # 9. I hadn't listened to this tape in a long time, and forgot all about Chris Wind, so at long last, here you go! The tape this song came off of was titled "For Amelia" and was released in 1991.

Chris Wind aka Peg Tittle, had three cassettes reviewed in this issue of Gajoob, and she is obviously a woman with many different styles. "For Amelia" is not like anything else I quite remember from those days, and is quite beautiful compared to everything else on this sampler.

It's looks like the Canadian Wind quit blowing in about 1995, but she does have a website you can visit to find out more about her, and her work.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

SCREAMIN' POPEYES - "Screamin' Popeyes" (1989)

What can be said about the Screamin' Popeyes that hasn't been said before?
 Not much!! That's all I can say!

The Screamin' Popeyes hailed from Branson, Missouri, and this tape sounds like a cross between The Mothers of Invention, and The Firesign Theatre, and that's not easy, but it is the Screamin' Popeyes!