Monday, July 8, 2024

WHO'S LAUGHING NOW? - "Hyper Horror Compilation" (1989)

In 1989 were had four songs included on this compilation tape from Norway called "Who's Laughing Now?" on the Hypertonia label.
Some of the other artists included The Walter Ulbricht Experience, Sack, Bullwinkle And Simon Parsnip's Scientifical Theatre, Machine Maid Man, and The George and the Garden, just to name a few.
One of our songs used was Gary Wray's homage to one of his favorite movies.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

EDGAR SCHWARTZ - "Milk And Cookies" (1995)

I used to trade tapes with James Nicholson back in the 90's, but it wouldn't be until some 30+ years later that I became friends with Rich Horton who was the Executive Producer of this CD.
Consequently Rich sent me this CD from 1995 a couple of weeks ago, and just like all of the music by James Nicholson and Dennis Steinseifer, I was mystified how in this day and age, Edgar Schwartz is still basically an unknown commodity.
Well, at least it got me working on this blog again for now.
Some of these songs came off of a 1991 cassette release by Edgar Schwartz like"Uncle Blues," but there is just so much more than that packed into this small package, and it's all good.
Rich Horton felt the same way, and that's why he released this music on CD in 1995 on his Optional Art label. Since then, James Nicholson has done the production on Rich's incredible last two CD's.
You can find out more about all that at Richie's Place!
Rich Horton also informed me that if anybody would like one of these CD's, you can contact him through his website, and he'll gladly send you one for $12.00 including postage. You won't be disappointed if you do, and that's a guarantee!
This CD needs to be released again in 2024 and this is the A-I cover I conjured up for it.
Here is just one of the many incredible songs on this CD, and this one really does it for me because James Nicholson and Dennis Steinseife are joined by the phenomenal Cynthia Moseley on sax!
(After I got this all done, I went to try and find out more about Cynthia Moseley, only to find out that sadly, she passed away last year.)
 All I can say is watch out for "Watch It!" It will reach out and grab you! 
Just wait for it, and hold on to your socks!

Thursday, May 16, 2024

LORD LITTER - "Herman, Come Rock Me"

 I started trading tapes back in about 1987, and one of the first international artists I came in contact with was a funny guy in Berlin named Lord Litter. It was quite a process before the internet came along, and sometimes it took weeks for mail to pass back and forth. I had also been trading tapes with a number of talented people like Don Campau, John Bartles, Al Perry, Mark Hanley, etc etc, so I decided to do what a lot of other people were doing and that was to ask all my new friends if they would be willing to contribute to a compilation tape of various artists I wanted to make.

If I made the tape today, the cover would have looked more like something like this! 

If I recall correctly, every person I contacted agreed to it, but I think it was only Lord Litter who created a song especially for that tape, because that's the kind of guy he was! The song was called "Herman, Come Rock Me," and even though we never talked about it, I think it was a play on words, and the name of our band Hermanos Guzanos.

As far as I know, Lord Litter never used this song on any of his many other tapes, so here you go, in the typical Lord Litter style of the time with the good Lord playing all the instruments and vocals with the phenomenal Thomas Tit on the drums.

LORD LITTER - "Herman, Come Rock Me"

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

R.I.P. Jörg Dittmar aka Lord Litter (2024)

It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce that my good friend Jörg Dittmar, aka Lord Litter, has passed away from a longstanding bout of COPD. He fought it hard for a long time, but it finally got the best of him.
I've known Lord Litter since 1988, and without him, this blog wouldn't exist.
Over the past 35 years or so, Lord Litter has continuously done more to promote independent music on this planet than anybody else I know of.
He was not only a DJ, but was also a musician and a person who supported peace and freedom for the whole world. He will be sorely missed.
At least his radio shows will be preserved on the Internet Archive forever.
Because of this situation, I doubt I will continue this blog, as Lord Litter was my biggest supporter, and the one who always encouraged me to continue. 
It's a sad day! The world has lost a great man and a truly unique person!

Friday, April 19, 2024

REV TOM FROST - "Cosmos Sauvage" (2024)

Rev Tom Frost has put another notch in his proverbial musical belt titled "Cosmos Sauvage," and it's my pleasure to announce it was just released today, and to make it easy....
The world and the universe itself is indeed in chaos, and if you need a reminder, it might as well be fun!
You can listen to the whole thing for free on the good Rev's Bandcamp page, but if you really want to try and do something good for the world, then purchase a copy of the CD or buy the tracks.
And while you're there, check out Tom's massive list of other releases.
I say do it today, because who knows if there will be a tomorrow, but then again, surely they wouldn't blow up the world on 420, that just wouldn't be right!

Sunday, April 7, 2024


 After a long illness and almost a half a year's time, Lord Litter is finally back on the air, and promoting independent music like nobody else does.

His newest show in the "Lord Litter's Magical Music Box International" series will be broadcast on KOWS Community Radio in Sonoma County on Sunday April 14 from 8:00 to 9:00 PM, and just like the hundreds of his other shows, one week later it will be offered permanently at
It's all out there for free, so what are you waiting for?
Dig in, Freaks!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Friday, March 29, 2024

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "U Make Me Paranoid" (1987)

 Mr. A-I Carbon created me some new artwork for this song, and I dug it to much to keep it to myself, it looks so much like an El cine de comedia, es ist demasiado bueno para ser verdad!


Video created by Brian James Riedel! Gracias Cerebro!

Sunday, March 3, 2024


Here's a cool article that was in the April 22, 1990 Bakersfield Californian about "The 4-Track Cassette Underground." Rather than have a picture of us, the author Richard Chon used a picture of himself.

Interesting article but unfortunately it didn't help further our musical career.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Here's what you can get if you put words like Nihilism in an A-I command prompt.

Or Surrealism
Or Abstraction.
I really dig this one.
That's the three of us all right!
Gee, I wonder where this idea came from.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "The Worm People" Cover Variations (2024)

1997 was officially the year we made our last tape which was called "The Worm People."

Here's some examples of what the cover might have looked like if we had made it today!
I've made dozens of these, but this group is among the best!
Some of the worms are pretty slimy characters.

Bill Graham doesn't present.......
That's a killer red and blue dress.
The worms of the world have taken over.

It's these big ones you really gotta watch out for.
Here's some "NIGHT ACTION" from that tape!

Friday, February 9, 2024

RICH ARITHMETIC - "Pushbutton Romance" (2024)

Rich Arithmetic has added another album to his already amazing portfolio, songs falling into a number of different styles and genres – Power Pop, Alt-Pop, Baroque, Quirky Pop, Power Folk, Retro Pop, Art Pop, Sunshine & Surf and Jangle Pop. There are no minuses, only pluses.
Once again Rich is joined by his friends Lance Morgan, and Charlie Maliszewski, with more help from Ruppi Barnickel, Dan Dean, Kevin Bonner and Marvin & Ann Hunt. The kool CD artwork was created by May May Gong, who also played the cello on four of the songs.
I'm sure eventually it will be on Bandcamp and other locations, but for now Kool Kat's the place to go if you want a copy because it will be officially released on February 23, for which they are now taking orders.
What are you waiting for, don't delay, get yours ordered from Kool Kat today!

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Country Fried Worms" (2024)

I don't know about the rest of you, but a lot of this A-I stuff cracks me up, so here's ten shots at what our tape from 1991 titled "Country Fried Worms" might look like if we released it today!
I don't have time to fix the spelling on all of these, and I think I've figured out why A-I art produces so much gibberish. It's because it knows that there's a whole lot of people today that can't spell anyway, so what difference does it make. As long as it looks close, that's good enough!
This one is probably the closest to what the three of us really looked like, and our fan base too!
I love the letters in the title of this one.
Country, County, who cares?

I need to get some of these tee shirts printed up.
Every once in a while everything is spelled correctly!
Worm skin.
Pretty accurate interpretation of our world.
Guzanosburg U.S.A. aka Weirdsville!

Monday, January 22, 2024

NO PIGEONHOLES - ROTWEILERS - "Super Heavy" (1994)

This is a song by a band called the Rotweilers that I got from one of Don Campau's "No Pigeonholes" radio show tapes that he sent me back in the day. I got a copy because I had a song on this show too.
I looked all over the place and I couldn't find out any more information on the Rotweilers, but on the show, Don said that they were from Cincinnati, Ohio.

This is what the tape really looked like!
This krazy A-I image is a lot more fun.
I don't know what the name of this cool Danzig sounding song is, but according to Don, the tape was called "Super Heavy."

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

PUMF RECORDS 40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY RELEASE - A-void - "non​-​alphanumeric symbol"

Pumf Records is having a 40th freakin' anniversary, and to celebrate it, they are offering all kinds of goodies like a free download of their very first release back in 1984 by A-void. Here's a cool photo of pStan back in the day. You can read the whole story of A-void right 

Here's a cool publicity pic of the short-lived band A-void.
And here's a great example of what was really happening back in 1984
And If you liked that as much as I did, 

Friday, January 12, 2024

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Out Of The Past, And Into The Future" Part II

This tape was so rejectable that I couldn't even get the word Rejects spelled correctly!
Our next release was mostly covers with a couple of ducks thrown in for good measure.
Next was a compilation I put together titled "Refried Dreams" that featured a bunch of great artists I had met by mailing out our tapes to anybody I could think of.

On that tape we had an instrumental quasi-surf song called "Gringo."
Our next tape was one of my favorites and was called
"UFO Executives," a title we stole from an album I found at a swap meet by a group named "AFO Executives."

Then came the prophetic "Back In The Alley." 
So that's what about two thirds of our catalogue might have looked like today!
Stay tuned for one, or maybe two more looks at what might have been if we had today's technology 30 years ago.