2017-04-21

lookout! the yeastie girlz, isocracy, kamala & the karnivores, the surrogate brains, plaid retina and the corrupted morals: 47 tracks and traces of us-punk from 1988 and 1989; lookout!

and this ain't no fun-punk, but punk and fun: in 2003 the now defunct us-label lookout! released this brainsucking coumpilation of six vinyl-eps they had released in 1988 and 1989. you'll get 47 tracks of barbarbed-end-wired and un-do-mortifying punk-ants-hit-aftermaids that willeve you nailtsmirking on the ground. the yeastie girlz, isocracy, kamala & the karnivores, the surrogate brains, plaid retina and the corrupted morals will parenthetically screwtinize the ways and the whys end the rearsons that you love punk ass surroundered suffisitickatered mayhymns: they vayle toobick toogit nerbus!
ant thats why thissississis sore much fump too lissenin to: they hat nonotion of wharped they didatall, and they knewxacktley whatt they were doink: so thissis meta-at abearing downcrushdown levail, poustered skrewedowned bessyde you: norefun attall!
opp-eyening the set are the corrupted morals with five tracks, followeed by 10 tracks of isocracy (listen to their zimbabwean hell rock (slight return) directly in your browser) and ten tracks by plaid retina. the yeastie girls come up next with ten tracks (listen to their version of orgasm addict directlay in your brow-sir!), the surrogate brains will give nolesson six tracks, and kamala & the karnivores will round the whole think up with fouremoure tracks. you will love to hate all of these protonagonisters, and they will hate you just for fun!

(mp3; all scans included; direct download)

2017-04-14

throbbing gristle and albrecht/d. - three tapes recorded in london in june and july 1976, and released by the stuttgart reflection press as unlimited editions in september 1976

though some tapes coumpiling very early recordings of throbbing gristle are rumoured to have been circulating amongst the london in-crowd in 1976, these three tapes were the first official releases by throbbing gristle as "throbbing gristle". 
in 1974 the german postfluxus artist albrecht/d. had been part of the "art into society - society into art" exhibition at the london ica; and though no evidence revealed until today, he probably met genesis and/or cosey as part of the coum operation group at this show. only a few weeks later, when coum conquered europe in 1975, he met and worked with them in kiel, gross-gerau, antwerpen and stuttgart, where coum were part of one of his many mail art exhibitions. just when coum had changed their name to throbbing gristle in the summer of 1976 albrecht/d. stayed with them for some weeks in their studio and home at 10, martello street in london. he sat in with them on drums and recorded two of their early versions of "music from the death factory" (link to discogs) on his old tape recorder on the 12th and 18th of june 1976 (you can find these recordings two posts up above in this-here blog), an hour's worth of sounds on the 23rd of july, and some more noise on the 30th of july 1976. 
in september 1976, back in stuttgart, germany, albrecht/d. took these three hours of early throbbing gristle material and released them as three one-hour-long tapes as unlimited editions on his very own publishing house "reflection press". these releases were part of his co-operation with throbbing gristle, and they were the first official releases of throbbing gristle anywhere in this old world. until his untimely death in 2013 albrecht/d. was always ready and willing to sell or give away copies of these tapes to everybody who asked for.
as i mentioned before, the june recordings can be found in an earlier poat in this-here blog; so what you'll get today are the recordings albrecht/d. executed with throbbing gristle on the 23rd and the 30th of july 1976. throbbing gristle in these days were of course cosey fanni tutti, genesis p. orridge and chris carter; if sleazy can be heard on these recordings is coumpletely unknown, mind the pun-ch!


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2017-04-07

night sun: very 'eavy 1972 kraut: very 'umble: gutter mournin' kracht!

coumpletelayoverstrained kraut(rock) proto('eavymetal) boogiexperimental megalowmaniackism that you all will love to hate: the allbumm mournin' by the german band night sun. bourne and gred in the suburbs of the southwestgermindustrial city of mannheim, where the sun never shines, these heavy metal kids in 1972 exploirioted a fast and furiotted sound of their own own; bizarre and uncommodiatedly to everybody else. 
bruno schaab (vocals, bass), walter kirchgassner (guitar), knut rössler (keyboards, wind instruments) and ulrich staudt (drums) anticipated and accelerated a very weird sound that was utterly strange and unknown even for themselves, and having realized and released this one unique record they broke up and scattered the four winds. bruno schaab joined guru guru the following year, the rest of these mounsters vanished in the black haze or simply got lost in the process of growing old. but something out there has survived.
so what you'll get today is just the album and nothing butt the album:

01 - plastic shotgun
02 - crazy woman
03 - got a bone of my own
04 - slush pan man
05 - living with the dying
06 - come down
07 - blind
09 - don't start flying

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)

2017-03-31

throbbing gristle: music from the death factory: a reflection press tape: stuttgart (germany) 1976: their first official release

in 1974 the german postfluxus artist albrecht/d. had been part of the "art into society - society into art" exhibition at the london ica; and though no evidence revealed until today, he probably met genesis and/or cosey as part of the coum operation group at this show. only a few weeks later, when coum conquered europe in 1975, he met and worked with them in kiel, gross-gerau, antwerpen and stuttgart, where coum were part of one of his many mail art exhibitions. 
just when coum had changed their name to throbbing gristle in the summer of 1976 albrecht/d. stayed with them for some weeks in their studio and home at 10, martello street in london. there he recorded two of their early versions of "music from the death factory" on his old tape recorder on the 12th and 18th of june 1976; and a few weeks later he released a tape of these performances as part of his reflection press edition, along with two other tapes he had recorded with them playing the drums in july 1976.
so this tape of "music from the death factory" in 1976 was the first ever official release with the name throbbing gristle written on it, and also the two following tapes were officially available long before their first record. and please note: these were no limited editions, no hidden treasures: albrecht/d. would copy, sell, or simply give away these tapes to everybody who asked for them at any time until his untimely death in 2013. 
so for today we got two versions of "music from the death factory", one recorded on the 12th of june 1976, the other on the 18th of june 1976, both featuring of course cosey fanni tutti and genesis p-orridge, probably sleazy and/or chris carter, and, though proven on the july recordings, an uncredited appearance of albrecht/d. on drums. both performances are about half an hour long, and can be heard here as they were released on tape. and for your pleasure you may listen to an excerpt of the session from the 12th of june directly in your browser. (and please be sure: the july tapes will appear right here in the not all too distant future)

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2017-03-17

the jesus and mary chain live in amsterdam 1985; including two versions of "jesus fuck"



and the headline says it all: this is the jesus and mary chain, live in amsterdam on the 11th of march 1985, and they were playing two versions of "jesus fuck", and a little bit more. that's all, almost. three of these tracks have been available on the "wall of psycho"-bootleg; but the entire concert has never been published before, as far as i know. so here we are now:


01 - in a hole
02 - vegetable man
03 - taste the floor
04 - you trip me up
05 - the living end
06 - jesus fuck
07 - inside me
08 - just like honey
09 - jesus fuck

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2017-03-10

the long and windinding rotten trot: never mind instant composing: here are han bennink, misha mengelberg, peter brötzmann, tristan honsinger and many other heroes of the european free improvisation coumpilated for your listening pleasure

han bennink: ein schneller blick auf seine freundschaften: so klingt er neben steve lacy, irène schweizer, misha mengelberg, peter brötzmann, tristan honsinger oder anthony braxton: swing for the crime als überblick mit einigen bis dato unveröffentlichten stücken. und "neben" heisst "neben"! eine wunderbare zusammenführung aller informationen ist bei discogs zu finden; das alles jetzt abzuschreiben trüge die redundanz in ungeahnte höhen: also seht mal selber nach.

han bennink ist ein schlagzeuger. das ist schon mal falsch. schlagwerker. auch nicht viel besser. trommelnspieler. ja das geht zum beispiel. wegen dem spielen. klöppler ist ganz gut. schliesslich kommt er aus holland. das ist ja beinahe belgien. nahe bei. also klöppler. ein spitzenklöppler. und ein schläger. bommm! krasch! was habt ihr denn gedacht? und er ist laut und leise und luise und er weiss das alles schon und dann kommt ein grinsen weil das alles klar ist. sowieso. so spielt er und so ist er hier zu hören und so ist es gut: han bennink.

 
han bennink also: ein querschnitt durch sein werk: diese cd war 2004 eine beilage zur italienischen monatsschrift musica jazz. leider gibt es hier nichts mit eric dolphy oder dexter gordon: dafür alle anderen wie oben aufgezählt und einige mehr; weitere eigene forschungen unterscheiden den geneigten leser vom flüchtigen publikum. darf ich helfen?

most of these tracks can be found on long lost and forgotten records that have been released on obscure labels well hidden all over the world, and some tracks have never seen the shimmeringdimmering light of dawn until they were unearthed for this-heear compilation. listen directly in your browser to two tracks from the 5th of june 1979: who's bridge (misha mengelberg, piano, and han bennink, drums) and brozzlman (misha mengelberg, piano, peter brötzmann, altsax, and han bennink, drums) or better even download the complete album.

(mp3 / 320 kbps / scans included / direct download)


2017-03-03

pere ubu live in bremen 1981

sososorry there is a sizzling crackering spattering noise all overabout these sounds-here like they were resccued from a worn out record, but they arewere not, and they are so fnording rare that you might want to stand them anyway; and if you're not, you're not. this is pere ubu caught live in concert in bremen (northwestgermany) on the 21st of february 1981. pere ubu for this performance probably were david thomas on vocals, tony maymone on bass, anton fier on drums, allen ravenstine on synthesizers, and mayo thompson on guitars. and but as i am a complete loser in recognizing songs and their titles, here are just some keywords of what you might expect:

01 - spent a day under the water
02 - my feet under the water
03 - drunken sailors
04 - thinking about you
05 - ?
06 - good time
07 - real time
08 - shake!
09 - chokerman
10 - ants and grasshoppers
11 - ? and announcement

so here we you there we go:

(listen: click left / download: click right)

2017-02-24

the human switchboard live in cleveland 1981; psychobeat for the advanced (in years)

payne it back: on the 6th of november 1981 the cleveland radio station WMMS broadcasted a live concert by the wonderful human switchboard in their coffee break show; a loudt and unheavyaintlay psychotic action pain-ting reprezentattering the missing link between the velvet underground and the 39 clocks. weirdie shored oceans of sounds, trancemeditatering the owl orff ze opstackulous. in 1982 ROIR released this show as one of their lost tapes that never got rereleased on vinyl or cd.
the human switchboard for this perfourmains were bob pfeifer on guitar and vocals, myrna macarian on farfisa and vocals, ron metz on drums, and steve calabria on bass. they played two rather short sets, and they can be downloarded here in their entiredty on the a-side and the b-side of the roir-tape.
A
who's landing in my hangar?
i can walk alone
sharpest girl
in this town
no heart
B
maybe (somebody wanted to help)
it's not fair
she invites
where the light breaks

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)

2017-02-17

celebrating the eggman: 14 german democratic bands paying their tribute to john lennon and the beatles in 1990

yeahyeahyeah youknow juno, it's the german beatles again, the beatles in germany again, the beatles tearing down the wall, motherfuckers. when in 1989 and 1990 the german democratic republic aka ddr ceased to exist and the gates were tumbling down, some of the eastgerman punk bands recognized and reconfessed the great influence that john lennon and the beatles had had on their long struggle tearing down a stalinistic social order to find out new emancipated (which means: "look! no hands! holding me down!") ways of interacting in a new society. unfortunately these experimental drop-outs were stopped in 1990 when the gdr became part of a greater germany, but a breeze of a new air and a new era was still there. and coumpletely ignoring the capitalistic means of production they were hiding and sometimes losing themtheirselves in rather obscure music. but is this and that not exactly and precisely what we all are doing any day? yes, it is; and no, it is not, and so on and so on.
so listen to all the fun they had, and listen to them fail and break down. this is a blueprint for all this brexit and trump shit lifting its ugly head. do not wait and waist time while they smother you et cetera et cetera. more information on the artists involved can be fond on discogs; but right here you can listen to drive my car and revolution no. 89 directly in your browser. cerebrating the eggman; that's it.


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