Wednesday, September 27, 2023

DER TRAUM DES SANGERS - "The SInger's Dream" (2020)

A few days ago I was telling Lord Litter about a dream I had, and he reminded me about this video made by Koenig, with music by Didier Leboz, that was made about a dream that he himself had. 
The words are in German, but the dream is about visiting Gui Gust who lives in a small village close to Berlin, and it included lots of alcohol and bizarre rides in Didier Leboz's taxi.
Lord Litter, Didier Leboz, Gui Gust, and Koenig are also all members of Das Freie Orchester.
So here it is, "The Singer's Dream" with words by Lord Litter.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Well, pStan Batcow and his Pumf Records label are celebrating a couple of anniversaries with a new double CD release in the "Godspunk" compilation series.

This is "Godspunk Volume 25" and it commemorates 20 years of outrageous releases.
Here's just one tasty morsel out of 42 you can get by going to the 
 if you don't care about owning the CD's then you can get the whole 147 minute digital download from the Pumf Records Bandcamp page! 
Have Fun! That's what it's all about!

25 releases in 20 years, and what's more amazing is you can still get all of them from the Bandcamp page starting with Volume One from 2003!
Here are 16 of the other covers.
I hope you like clowns!!

Thursday, September 21, 2023

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Loud And Obstreperous" (2023)

Once again it's time for even more shameless self-promotion. This new album out on Bandcamp as of yesterday is a collection of what we consider probably our most approachable music.
The title is "Loud And Obstreperous" which describes exactly who we were and what we were doing. 
Undignified, unmanageable, and out of control, that's obstreperous, and that was

The artwork created for most of the songs by Gary Wray is worth the price of admission alone, like this cool piece for the tune, 

Friday, September 15, 2023


 Lord Litter has spent a good part of his life dedicated to promoting independent music, and he's done it without any help from the mainstream, but now, he's able to do both without compromise. He continues his independent radio show supporting artists from the present and the past, but now there's one difference. 

That difference is that now you can access his outside the box radio shows from the inside, on streaming platforms like Amazon, YouTube, Spotify and more.

Basically, he's using the system but still staying outside of it! 

It's really quite genius!

Here's a candid photo of the good Lord, and fellow indie recording artist Mitch Rushton from the late 80's or early 90's.

All I can say is that if you want to hear new and old music of all varieties from all over the world, that nobody else has the the balls to play, then do yourself a favor and check out some of Lord Litter's shows. I know you'll be satisfied, and that's 100% guaranteed, or I'll give you your money back, and you can't beat a deal like that!


Friday, September 8, 2023


 Here's some more of the stuff I used to get in the mail almost every day back in the 80's and 90's.
A lot of it is just weird like this "Art Dump" flyer.

Thirty-one years ago, and Lord Litter was so dedicated to broadcasting independent music, he had to do it via shortwave radio, something that a lot of you probably don't even know what it is!
Unless you were doing this, you have no idea how much work it was. 

These literally were bits and pieces, or snippets and bits of paper sometimes only a couple of inches in size.
It was literally impossible to organize 100's of independent artists, but that didn't stop some people like Guido Erfen from trying.
Writers, artists, and musicians were all searching for an outlet for their talents.
Without commercial backing, 99% of these enterprises were destined to fail. Toshiyuki Hiraoka was one of the few who went on to commercial success scoring films, but you have still probably never heard of him.
There have been many bands named Gypsy over the years, so I don't know if this one got anywhere or not.

Man, they were seeking the "garbled drone of a drunken poet," I should have applied for the job!!

There's all kinds of ways to try and get people's attention and sell things!
Sockeye never died............they just got older like the rest of us!
A lot of this music was vegan, but if there was any meat to it, it was usually boneless!
And Yes, somebody did send this to me in the mail.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

APHIDS & WHITE FLY - "Yanked From The Garbage Disposal" (2023)

I've really been slacking off on this blog lately, but I haven't been exactly stagnant. I did manage to put together a couple of things from, as Andy Partridge would say. "The Lure Of Salvage."
So first there's "Rocket Attack" to start off with. It was just a guitar track laid down by Gary Wray that I embellished as best I could!
And second is a little ditty called "Honk," again with a basic guitar track by Gary from ten years or so ago. The artwork is also all done by Gary with help from his pal, AI Carbon.
Never before heard by human ears, here's...


Monday, August 21, 2023

JOE MENICHETTI - "Good News For Modern Mannequins" (1986)

 I never traded tapes with Joe Menichetti back in the 80's but only became aware of him through Don Campau's radio show "No Pigeonholes." This show aired on January 24, 1988. 
100's of these shows can be found on The Internet Archive today!
These days Don Campau hosts a new version of his show, and it is now called "No Pigeonholes EXP" and airs on KOWS radio.

As you can see from this liner note, Joe Menichetti did everything, and when I looked on Discogs, I was surprised to see that it looks like he never recorded anything else, which is kind of mind blowing considering how good this song is.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

APHIDS & WHITE FLY - "Two Tune EP" (2023)

 It only took about thirty years to bring this concept to fruition. Okay, so we're a little slow, I admit it, but I think it's worth it.
There's only two songs here, and one has been presented before under the guise of Dos Bozos, but the other one has never been available anywhere. I just wish Gary and I had been able to work in this mode a little bit more, but it just never worked out, and that's just the way it is.

Friday, August 4, 2023


Back in February of this year I told you that my buddy, and fellow Guzano Gary Wray had published a book of his artwork called 
"The Other Worlds of Gary Wray: A Cyclopedia of Comic Art."
Since that time, with the help of his son Erik, Gary has self-published four more books of his art
This one in collaboration with Brian J. Riedel, the third Guzano, is called
This one features Gary's painting and is called
And the latest is
So you can see there's something for everybody if they're weird enough!

Saturday, July 29, 2023


Lord Litter is phenomenal, and his radio shows are simply unique and awesome!
If you don't believe me,
 It's also a good time to donate to The Internet Archive if you appreciate all the wonderful things they do for us!!
And while you're there, check out another great radio show hosted by Frank! He's shows are always a trip down memory lane of the last 100 years of very cool music!

Here's another excerpt from one of Lord Litter's radio shows circa 1992.
The music in this clip is very cool, but I can't understand what the name of the band is, but I know they are from Spain.
I'll fix it as soon as LL lets me know!
 In the meantime and in between time, Enjoy yourself!! 
As timeless as forever...

Friday, July 28, 2023

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Ride The Psychotron" (2023)

Time for more shameless promotion of our own stuff.
Hermanos Guzanos new release is called
And, as the captions say, these are 25 songs if you want to call them that, that are
"Like Nails On A Chalkboard"
"Not For The Faint Of Heart"
because this ride has gone off the rails!

And don't forget to check out all the cool pictures Gary Wray has created to go along with each song like this one from "Planet Of The Future."
Here's a sample for you!

Sunday, July 23, 2023

NIGHT GALLERY - "Seven Song Demo" (1991)

I'm running out of tapes to share with you, and that's one of the reasons I'm not posting as much as I should, so I think it's time to start with some stuff that's even outside my known parameters, and to start with is this 1991 cassette I found on The Internet Archive Thanks to Sinclair87, by a band called
 Night Gallery.
We recently got an anonymous comment on our defunct Monster Movie Blog, and the person asked
"For year’s I've tried to find out who’s version of the song “You’re A Sweetheart” John Astin puts on the record player that wouldn’t stop was, but nobody seems to know, do you?!!"
Since Tabonga wrote that post I didn't have a copy of "Hell's Bells" so I started searching for one on The Internet Archive, but instead came up with this pretty cool tape by a band called Night Gallery.
So that's how I got here, and I still don't know whose song it was, maybe somebody like Charlie Davis and his Orchestra.

I can't find anything out about Night Gallery on Discogs, Tape-Mag, or Tape Attack, but the information on the tape itself shows that the members were Anastasia Paro - Vocals, Erick Smith - Bass, and Michael Smith - Guitar.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

HEINZ KÜPPERS - "Marching Thoughts" (1988)

I never had any direct contact with Heinz Küppers, but I used one of his songs on my "Refried Dreams" cassette because I was in direct communication with Winnie Pickert who sent me a song by Heinz to be on that tape. I never knew much more about Heinz except I always dug the Hell out of this rollicking song!
So I started digging around a little while ago to see if Heinz was up to anything these days. There was only this one tape on Discogs, so I searched his name and found out Heinz has been pretty busy over the years, and not only that, his music is still cool as beans!
If you don't believe me then check out this video called "Lieben Und Kuessen" or "Love and Kisses" from twelve years ago. 810 views in 12 years for one of the coolest songs I've heard lately. Geez, gimme a break!
Turn It Up!!


This song rocks and just when you think it couldn't get any better, there's a very cool trombone solo. After you watch it you're going to want more, so head on over to Heinz's website.


Heinz even has an album made last year called "Hoffnung" that is available on Amazon! So if you think "Heinz" is just a brand of condiments, think again, because this Heinz is the real deal

Sunday, July 2, 2023

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Shut The Hell Up!" (2023)

I never intended for this blog to be a promotion of our own music, but this is what's happening right now, so this is what you get! We just released our third album on Bandcamp and I really like this one!
It's all instrumentals so I don't have to listen to my own rants!
I can't even describe it myself, it's not rock, it's not jazz, it's just pure
And the art that accompanies each song by Gary Wray is superlative!
I mean, could you come up with a better vision of the Sleaze King than this?
This song cracks me up, and this picture is freakin' prefect for the occasion!
It's all about having fun!
 Hit it Boys!!

Friday, June 30, 2023

JOHN BARTLES - "Sedative Amnesiate Putanesca..."

I'm so far behind that I didn't get much done this month, but I can always count on my pal John Bartles to come through, so here's another undated CD John released some time between 1990 and 2010 probably. The CD was titled "Sedative Amnesiate Putanesca" and on this particular song John is joined by P. Ruske on Drums, S. McLay on Bass, and A. McFarland playing Piano!
This song is a little different for John, and I probably should have saved it for Halloween, but...I think you'll dig it as much as you would digging a grave!

Saturday, June 24, 2023

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Son Of X-13" (2023)

I've really been slacking off this month, and here's just one of the reasons why! Gary put this album together of some of our stranger stuff and I'm going to publish it today on Bandcanp! 
 and there's 25 Wild 'N' Weird Cuts From Beyond.
Beyond where, nobody is quite sure, but it's pretty far out there!
Here's what the original "X-13" tape looked like that we made in 1990.
Some of the songs from this tape are on the new album,but not too many.
Here's just a sample of what you'll be in for in you feel like going for a ride!

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

LORD LITTER'S Radio Shows!

Besides being a musician, Lord Litter has been a DJ for over 30 years, and his shows are just the best, and you can always count on a full hour of solid entertainment, you know, kinda the way radio was back in the 1970's. If you're not old enough to know what I'm talking about then listen to one of his current shows and you will be able to hear for yourself. Class A entertainment at your fingertips to enjoy whenever you want, and it doesn't cost anything. It's a pretty good deal if you ask me!
Here's a short excerpt I made from one of his radio shows from the 80's just for fun!