Monthly Archives: May 2013

(May 25, 2013): The Vibrators – Into The Future

From the 1977 album, Pure Mania.   This tune was on the b-side of the first single off the album (a-side “Baby, Baby”), which was reissued in 2011.  It escaped my attention when it was first released because punk received next … Continue reading

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(May 24, 2013): Chicks on Speed and the No Heads – The Household Song

From the 2004 album, Press The Spacebar.  Kiki Moorse, Melissa Logan, and Alex Murray-Leslie met at Munich’s Art Academy in 1997.  They were soon appearing as an art installation project with advice from Austrian electro-glitch producers Gerhard Potuznik and Ramon Bauer.  Once they started recording, their … Continue reading

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(May 23, 2013): Tom Tom Club – Love Tape

From the 2012 12×File, MP3, album, Downtown Rockers.  Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz returned to the studio last year after more than a decade.  This is the bonus track off the MP3 file release.  I don’t know how many tapes I made … Continue reading

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(May 22, 2013): John Scofield – Chank

From the 1998 album, A Go Go.  The avant-garde trio of Martin, Medeski, and Wood join Scofield on this fantastic funky outing. No filler on this album, and while the opener is a favorite, the pluckiness of this tune lands … Continue reading

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(May 21, 2013 – Manzarek bonus): Ray Manzarek – Bicentennial Blues (Love It Or Leave It)

K-SHE Classic.  From the 1974 album, The Whole Thing Started With Rock & Roll Now It’s Out of Control.  I almost ran this tune today, but thought I would not put two classics so close together.  Then I saw the sad news … Continue reading

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(May 21, 2013): T. Power & MK Ultra – Mutant Jazz

From the 1995 EP of the same name, Mutant Jazz.  Marc Royal and Nigel Samuel were pioneering jungle producers from the UK and this piece is a testament.  According to “Who Sampled” the tune’s beats are lifted from the 1971 LP, … Continue reading

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(May 20, 2013): Karla Bonoff – Someone To Lay Down Beside Me

K-SHE Classic.  From the 1977 debut album, Karla Bonoff.   A great first outing with appearances by Linda Ronstadt, Glenn Frey, John David Souther, Andrew Gold, Jai Winding (son of Kai) and Waddy Wachtel.  Bonoff released six more LPs in the … Continue reading

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