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Postby pcqgod » 21 Oct 2018, 21:03

Track 1: upbeat electric blues. Sounds like a Stevie Ray Vaughn sort of thing.
Track 2: a live version of a song I recognize as "Tears of God" by Los Lobos (pretty sure that's the title, anyway.)
Track 3: "Jealous Again," classic early Black Flag!
Track 4: Sounds like a Motown track I don't recognize. Good party number.
Track 5: A good pop-soul number with horns. I don't recognize the song or artist, but I dig it.
Track 6: Moody alt-rock track with a female vocalist singing in Spanish. I like this a lot. No idea who it is.
Track 7: Upbeat modern country number with a kind of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" groove to it, strong female vocal.
Track 8: "Sometime in the Morning" by The Monkees, a favorite of mine.
Track 9: Folk blues number, probably recorded somewhere between the 20's and 40's, I would guess. Great guitar playing on this.
Track 10: 60's-era soulful pop. I'm sure I've heard this before, but I don't recall the artist.
Track 11: Hard driving rockabilly/psychobilly instrumental. Good stuff.
Track 12: upbeat girl group/pop rock. Sounds like The Primitives, so it's something that immediately appeals to me.
Track 13: modern county number with a male vocalist featuring banjo, violin and mandolin and a loping rhythm. Good mood music.
Track 14: A novelty-ish girl group number, from the early 60's I'm guessing. Kazoo solo!
Track 15: Driving rock number with a heavy synth-drum beat and lots of squealing guitar feedback. Good, decadent rocking.
Track 16: I recognize this as Trans-Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol of the Bells." I actually saw them (or one of the two touring versions of this group) a couple years ago with my girlfriend and others and I thought it was pretty fun in TSO's over-the-top fashion.

Thanks, good mix.
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Re: Oct/Nov reviews

Postby Nick Danger » 22 Oct 2018, 13:54

Track 1: upbeat electric blues. Sounds like a Stevie Ray Vaughn sort of thing.

Modern bluesman Lucky Peterson from 2001.

Track 2: a live version of a song I recognize as "Tears of God" by Los Lobos (pretty sure that's the title, anyway.)

From a live boot.

Track 3: "Jealous Again," classic early Black Flag!

One of my favorite punk songs.

Track 4: Sounds like a Motown track I don't recognize. Good party number.

Pucker Up Buttercup by Junior Walker and the All Stars (1966)

Track 5: A good pop-soul number with horns. I don't recognize the song or artist, but I dig it.

Temptation Eyes, a top 20 U.S. hit by The Grass Roots.

Track 6: Moody alt-rock track with a female vocalist singing in Spanish. I like this a lot. No idea who it is.

This is Chilean band Miss Garrison in 2016.

Track 7: Upbeat modern country number with a kind of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" groove to it, strong female vocal.

The band is Sugarland and the powerhouse vocalist is Jennifer Nettles.

Track 8: "Sometime in the Morning" by The Monkees, a favorite of mine.

One of my favorites also.

Track 9: Folk blues number, probably recorded somewhere between the 20's and 40's, I would guess. Great guitar playing on this.

Hobo Blues from John Lee Hooker in 1966.

Track 10: 60's-era soulful pop. I'm sure I've heard this before, but I don't recall the artist.

Don't You Care by The Buckinghams, a top 10 U.S. hit in 1967.

Track 11: Hard driving rockabilly/psychobilly instrumental. Good stuff.

Japanese band Switch Trout from 1999.

Track 12: upbeat girl group/pop rock. Sounds like The Primitives, so it's something that immediately appeals to me.

This is Knife Pleats, the latest band vehicle of Rose Melberg (Brave Irene, Tiger Trap) from their only album (2015). From your mention I checked out The Primitives and I like them. I ordered their "best of" import compilation.

Track 13: modern county number with a male vocalist featuring banjo, violin and mandolin and a loping rhythm. Good mood music.

Call The Captain by The Steep Canyon Rangers (2007).

Track 14: A novelty-ish girl group number, from the early 60's I'm guessing. Kazoo solo!

Dumbhead by Ginny Arnell (1963).

Track 15: Driving rock number with a heavy synth-drum beat and lots of squealing guitar feedback. Good, decadent rocking.

Brooklyn based band Foreign Islands from 2007.

Track 16: I recognize this as Trans-Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol of the Bells." I actually saw them (or one of the two touring versions of this group) a couple years ago with my girlfriend and others and I thought it was pretty fun in TSO's over-the-top fashion.

That's them.


Thanks, good mix.

Glad you liked it. It was a lot of fun to make.

Tracklist-

1. Remember The Day - Lucky Peterson
2. Tears Of God - Los Lobos
3. Jealous Again - Black Flag
4. Pucker Up Buttercup - Jr. Walker and the All Stars
5. Temptation Eyes - The Grass Roots
6. Playas - Miss Garrison
7. Down In Mississippi - Sugarland
8. Sometime In The Morning - The Monkees
9. Hobo Blues - John Lee Hooker
10. Don't You Care - The Buckinghams
11. Psychodestruct - Switch Trout
12. One Step Too Far - Knife Pleats
13. Call The Captain - The Steep Canyon Rangers
14. Dumbhead - Ginny Arnell
15. We Know You Know It - Foreign Islands
16. Christmas Eve Sarajevo - The Trans Siberian Orchestra

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Re: Oct/Nov reviews

Postby pcqgod » 24 Oct 2018, 16:55

Nick Danger wrote:Track 1: upbeat electric blues. Sounds like a Stevie Ray Vaughn sort of thing.

Modern bluesman Lucky Peterson from 2001.

Track 2: a live version of a song I recognize as "Tears of God" by Los Lobos (pretty sure that's the title, anyway.)

From a live boot.

Track 3: "Jealous Again," classic early Black Flag!

One of my favorite punk songs.

Track 4: Sounds like a Motown track I don't recognize. Good party number.

Pucker Up Buttercup by Junior Walker and the All Stars (1966)

Track 5: A good pop-soul number with horns. I don't recognize the song or artist, but I dig it.

Temptation Eyes, a top 20 U.S. hit by The Grass Roots.

Track 6: Moody alt-rock track with a female vocalist singing in Spanish. I like this a lot. No idea who it is.

This is Chilean band Miss Garrison in 2016.

Track 7: Upbeat modern country number with a kind of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" groove to it, strong female vocal.

The band is Sugarland and the powerhouse vocalist is Jennifer Nettles.

Track 8: "Sometime in the Morning" by The Monkees, a favorite of mine.

One of my favorites also.

Track 9: Folk blues number, probably recorded somewhere between the 20's and 40's, I would guess. Great guitar playing on this.

Hobo Blues from John Lee Hooker in 1966.

Track 10: 60's-era soulful pop. I'm sure I've heard this before, but I don't recall the artist.

Don't You Care by The Buckinghams, a top 10 U.S. hit in 1967.

Track 11: Hard driving rockabilly/psychobilly instrumental. Good stuff.

Japanese band Switch Trout from 1999.

Track 12: upbeat girl group/pop rock. Sounds like The Primitives, so it's something that immediately appeals to me.

This is Knife Pleats, the latest band vehicle of Rose Melberg (Brave Irene, Tiger Trap) from their only album (2015). From your mention I checked out The Primitives and I like them. I ordered their "best of" import compilation.

Track 13: modern county number with a male vocalist featuring banjo, violin and mandolin and a loping rhythm. Good mood music.

Call The Captain by The Steep Canyon Rangers (2007).

Track 14: A novelty-ish girl group number, from the early 60's I'm guessing. Kazoo solo!

Dumbhead by Ginny Arnell (1963).

Track 15: Driving rock number with a heavy synth-drum beat and lots of squealing guitar feedback. Good, decadent rocking.

Brooklyn based band Foreign Islands from 2007.

Track 16: I recognize this as Trans-Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol of the Bells." I actually saw them (or one of the two touring versions of this group) a couple years ago with my girlfriend and others and I thought it was pretty fun in TSO's over-the-top fashion.

That's them.


Thanks, good mix.

Glad you liked it. It was a lot of fun to make.

Tracklist-

1. Remember The Day - Lucky Peterson
2. Tears Of God - Los Lobos
3. Jealous Again - Black Flag
4. Pucker Up Buttercup - Jr. Walker and the All Stars
5. Temptation Eyes - The Grass Roots
6. Playas - Miss Garrison
7. Down In Mississippi - Sugarland
8. Sometime In The Morning - The Monkees
9. Hobo Blues - John Lee Hooker
10. Don't You Care - The Buckinghams
11. Psychodestruct - Switch Trout
12. One Step Too Far - Knife Pleats
13. Call The Captain - The Steep Canyon Rangers
14. Dumbhead - Ginny Arnell
15. We Know You Know It - Foreign Islands
16. Christmas Eve Sarajevo - The Trans Siberian Orchestra


I'm going to have to look out for Miss Garrison and Knife Pleats.
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Re: Oct/Nov reviews

Postby fange » 04 Nov 2018, 05:46

Got a very interesting and varied mix this time!

1. A Rice Kripsies ad to kick things off, with the Stones belting out an R&B promo. Good fun!

2. A funky little 60s or 70s tune with a theme about martial arts/Thai boxing, like it. Haya!

3. A slice of girl group guitar pop - of more recent vintage, it sound like - and right up my street. Nice and sweet.

4. An updated take on 60s surf/latin garage that's cute, though i could have dome without the 'dinero' 'sombrero' rhyme. :)

5. A big, orchestrated pop number, maybe late 60s or early 70s, that i've enjoyed. Has a bit of rock meat on its bones to go with the string sections and horns. Good stuff!

6. A 60s novelty tune about King Kong, with some very nice fuzz guitar and animal yelps and growls in the break. Good fun.

7. A guitar pop ballad has some nice 70s-sounding touches, but the singer's voice is a bit of a tough one for me, a little too high and weedy.

8. An old country-styled rocker in a live setting, good fun. Great guitar picking.

9. Another ad, this time for The Ventures and one of their albums. Wherever phonograph records are sold! :) cute

10. A nice bouncy new wave-y guitar pop number, about having or wanting to have a Cortina of all things. :lol: also good fun

11. A more traditional-sounding, classic big 60s girl pop tune, sounds familiar but can't place the singer. Right up my alley so enjoy it a lot, and the twanging guitar through it is a pleasure.

12. A bluegrass-y version of ABBA's 'SOS', of all things, that i have quite enjoyed. Just goes to show that a great song is a great song, that shines through in different styles. Great fun.

13. A big genre turn here, into some deep dancefloor electronica and a tune about S&M and wearing leather. I like this stuff (the electronica that is :) ) and this is fun. Thanks picker, another nice discovery.

14. A big sounding barroom rocker, handclaps and sax solo included. Not the kind of thing i listen to much these days, but still sounds fun.

15. A short little poppy punky ditty that seems to be channeling the space somewhere between Ramones and Shonen Knife. Ok.

16. A gentle acoustic guitar instrumental that i've enjoyed, look forward to the reveal.

17. A recentish-sounding tune that mixes ska with more punky energy; interesting, though it seemed to blow by too quickly.

18. A spoken word story with a grandfather telling his Cockney-sounding grandkid about a medieval LotR-type battle from his youth, which means grandad was probably about 600 years old. I shudder to think who the Metal Kings are. :)

19. A familiar sounding tune with a melody that has been eating away at my brain, like an old Xmas tune or Classical melody. Good fun.

20. And to finish up is a snippet of an interview or studio talk with John Lennon i think, talking about the recording of one of his songs and its inspiration through Jah.


Cheers mixer, an eclectic and enjoyable disc!
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Re: Oct/Nov reviews

Postby pcqgod » 04 Nov 2018, 22:16

1. A Rice Kripsies ad to kick things off, with the Stones belting out an R&B promo. Good fun!

From a Stones bootleg called 'Bones and Jones 2' or something like that.

2. A funky little 60s or 70s tune with a theme about martial arts/Thai boxing, like it. Haya!

This track appears on the compilation 'Thai Beat A-Go Go' vol. 3. According to the liner notes, the performer, Jiraphand Ong-Ard, was a famous lounge singer in Thailand.

3. A slice of girl group guitar pop - of more recent vintage, it sound like - and right up my street. Nice and sweet.

The School, from their 2010 album 'Loveless Unbeliever.' I believe they're a Welsh band.

4. An updated take on 60s surf/latin garage that's cute, though i could have dome without the 'dinero' 'sombrero' rhyme. :)

Texas "Nuevo Wavo" singer Joe "King" Carrasco, from his 1984 'Bordertown' l.p., which actually saw him moving in a more serious and political direction musically, though this song is more typical of the party-ready sounds he had been known for previously.

5. A big, orchestrated pop number, maybe late 60s or early 70s, that i've enjoyed. Has a bit of rock meat on its bones to go with the string sections and horns. Good stuff!

A pre-Jesus Christ Superstar single by Murray Head, 1967.

6. A 60s novelty tune about King Kong, with some very nice fuzz guitar and animal yelps and growls in the break. Good fun.

Credited to a band called the Go-Rillas. I found this on the Stag-o-Lee compilation 'Chop Chop' which unfortunately provides zero information on the track.

7. A guitar pop ballad has some nice 70s-sounding touches, but the singer's voice is a bit of a tough one for me, a little too high and weedy.

Promise, an American power pop group that recorded a self-titled album in 1980 and disappeared.

8. An old country-styled rocker in a live setting, good fun. Great guitar picking.

Country legend Ernest Tubb playing live in 1965.

9. Another ad, this time for The Ventures and one of their albums. Wherever phonograph records are sold! :) cute

This and another couple of radio promos appear on the 1987 cd compilation 'Walk Don't Run: The Best of the Ventures.'

10. A nice bouncy new wave-y guitar pop number, about having or wanting to have a Cortina of all things. :lol: also good fun

Mod revival band The Lambrettas from their debut album, 'Beat Boys in the Jet Age' (1980).

11. A more traditional-sounding, classic big 60s girl pop tune, sounds familiar but can't place the singer. Right up my alley so enjoy it a lot, and the twanging guitar through it is a pleasure.

A 1962 single by Connie Francis.

12. A bluegrass-y version of ABBA's 'SOS', of all things, that i have quite enjoyed. Just goes to show that a great song is a great song, that shines through in different styles. Great fun.

The Meat Purveyors, an Austin, Texas based bluegrass band, from their 2002 album 'All Relationships are Doomed to Fail.'

13. A big genre turn here, into some deep dancefloor electronica and a tune about S&M and wearing leather. I like this stuff (the electronica that is :) ) and this is fun. Thanks picker, another nice discovery.

The Cosmetics, a Vancouver-based duo. The song appears on the 2010 compilation 'Rough Trade Shops: Synth Wave 10.'

14. A big sounding barroom rocker, handclaps and sax solo included. Not the kind of thing i listen to much these days, but still sounds fun.

The title track of Peter Wolf's second solo album after leaving The J. Geils Band, 1987.

15. A short little poppy punky ditty that seems to be channeling the space somewhere between Ramones and Shonen Knife. Ok.

A Houston band called Junior Varsity, from their 'Bam Bam Bam' album, 2000.

16. A gentle acoustic guitar instrumental that i've enjoyed, look forward to the reveal.

Yes guitarist Steve Howe playing a lute concerto by Vivaldi on his 'Not Necessarily Acoustic' live album from 1994.

17. A recentish-sounding tune that mixes ska with more punky energy; interesting, though it seemed to blow by too quickly.

Bombflower. According to their Bandcamp page they are from Illinois, but must have some Texas connection, because I found this track on a homemade compilation of new musical acts from Texas.

18. A spoken word story with a grandfather telling his Cockney-sounding grandkid about a medieval LotR-type battle from his youth, which means grandad was probably about 600 years old. I shudder to think who the Metal Kings are. :)

Spoken word track that appears on Manowar's 1988 album 'Kings of Metal', the last one to feature Dictators guitarist Ross the Boss I believe (though obviously not on this track).

19. A familiar sounding tune with a melody that has been eating away at my brain, like an old Xmas tune or Classical melody. Good fun.

1966 single by Van Dyke Parks based on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from his 9th symphony (hence the title).

20. And to finish up is a snippet of an interview or studio talk with John Lennon i think, talking about the recording of one of his songs and its inspiration through Jah.

Track that appears on the Beatles 'Artifacts II' bootleg boxed set.

1. Rolling Stones - Snip Snap Crackle
2. Jiraphand Ong-Ard - Thai Boxing
3. The School - Let it Slip
4. Joe King Carrasco - Dinero
5. Murray Head - She Was Perfection
6. The Go-Rillas - I Go (King Kong)
7. Promise - Guitar
8. Ernest Tubb - Driving Nails in my Coffin
9. Ventures Twist Party promo
10. Lambrettas - Cortina MK II
11. Connie Francis - Don't Break the Heart that Love You
12. Meat Purveyors - SOS
13. Cosmetics - Black Leather Gloves
14. Peter Wolf - Come as You Are
15. Junior Varsity - Lafayette Rock City
16. Steve Howe - Concerto in D second movement
17. Bomblower - Coozehound
18. Manowar - The Warrior's Prayer
19. Van Dyke Parks - Number Nine
20. Beatles - backwards speech

I had fun making this mix. Thanks for listening.
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