Well, I made an honest effort to get those old posts switched over to Megaupload but, as luck would have it, they were doing some kind of maintenance so I missed my opportunity. I’ll try to get them up by the end of next week—I swear. So meanwhile, I’ll toss up a few more new ones. I’m sure everyone is familiar with Devo, one of the first and best US Punk outfits whose later New Wave efforts served as “gateway” records, leading many a soon-to-be Punker into harder stuff. This is a bootleg, released in 1978, capturing a couple old shows with material from the first two LPs and, for all I know, this stuff may have been released elsewhere in better quality. I know the four demo tracks on here later got put out on CD. Like many bootlegs from the 70’s, the sound is a little low, but this record is in good shape (aside from a few pops at the beginning) and you can crank it. If memory serves, there were a few of these bootlegs floating around, but they don’t turn up much anymore for some reason.
Gut Feeling Words Get Stuck Download HERE
These guys were one of the hardest working US pop / Punk outfits back in the late 70’s and yet they are still barely talked about. I believe this may have been their first release, followed by a couple LP’s. “It’s Like Love” is OK silly pop, while the flip, “Kids Just Wanna Dance” is catchy pop / Punk that we all enjoy.
Kids Just Wanna Dance It’s Like Love Download HERE
Well, first off, let’s show some respect for what has to be one of the greatest LP covers if all time. Absolutely stunning. Secondly, I can happily say that the music almost lives up to it, as this is truly one of the best biker rock records ever made. And, lastly, this guy has to be one of the best hard rock vocalists ever—if you are looking for a quick way to blast paint off the walls, just crank and endless loop of one of Mr. Stokes’ howls. There are a couple dumb songs on here but, for the most part, this thing rocks with a solid seedy, cynical vibe to it. My picks would be “The Devil Just Called My Name”, “Waltz For Jaded Lovers”, “Should Have Married Peggy Sue”, “The Wolfpack Rides The Night”, and “Hot Summer Night In The City”, but the whole LP is pretty solid for this sort of scummy hard rock.
Waltz For Jaded Lovers The Wolfpack Rides The Night
This LP is a decent piece of camp from a cheesy biker flick that I actually don’t recall ever having seen. I’m posting it because the Simon Stokes tracks on here totally rip and they comprise half the LP. These same songs are on the “Simon Stokes and the Nighthawks” LP, but I don’t own that record and never even heard it, so I couldn’t tell you if they are the same versions or not. I can tell you, however, that this is his best material and probably the best stuff he ever signed his name to. I can also tell you that the LP he put out in the late 70’s is a must to avoid for the most part—it sounds very little like these early releases and, of course, it is the only one that turns up anymore.
Simon Stokes – Big City Blues Simon Stokes – Which Way Lenny McDaniel – Theme From Outlaw Riders
So this thing was for little kids? Lucky kids, I guess. And lucky parents, too, if they were in a state of mind to enjoy this thing. Pretty weird stuff here, but nothing new to those familiar with Mr. Haack of Electric Lucifer fame and a handful of other similar “children’s records”. I found this record when I was a kid and I must admit I have some rather colorful, geometric (albeit hazy) memories of this one. I suspect half the surface noise comes from a film of dried-up THC.
Introduction Motorcycle Ride Nothing To Do
This is one of those “fake” psychedelic records, released on Custom Records, a “grocery store” label. Yes, whipper-snappers, they used to sell vinyl records in grocery stores on such labels as Crown or Diplomat and a host of others that aren’t coming to mind at the moment, most of them featuring inferior versions of contemporary hits, performed by cover bands, while others had original music that is actually quite good by today’s standards. I’ve managed to accumulate a few of these fake psych records and the way it usually went down was they would get some surf or rock-a-billy studio musicians to take a stab at sounding hip and stick it in a record jacket with funky art work or some dudes with long hair, leaving the unsuspecting buyer with disappointing, if not outright crap results. While this is undeniably one of those records, the musicians happily took the trouble to do some decent drugs before going into the studio and the results are quite listenable—sounds like The Ventures on LSD.
Let’s Ride Again Psychedelic Ripple
No new stuff this weekend, as it is the US-50 nationwide garage sale and Mr. Poopy must forage for fresh meat–if I don’t get “raptured” first, that is! However, I want to address a couple things. First off, are all the Rapidshare links shot? I know a couple of them have disappeared, but I’m being told that a couple that look like they should work on my end aren’t working. Let me know if you aren’t finding something and I’ll re-up. Oh, yeah, and I’m switching them over to Megaupload, as they don’t delete old files like Mediafire and Crapidshare.
Secondly, I added a spam filter, so it isn’t as easy to post comments as it was before. If you try adding a hyperlink or even type anything that looks weird, you will be asked to type in a “captcha” code. Sorry, folks, but the spam was killing me.
Lastly, check the comments for that Raw Meat single! Mystery solved! I knew if I dangled that thing out there long enough, someone involved with that recording would turn up.
By the way, I am underemployed and slowly going broke like a lot of chumps in this economy, but I continue to buy. Fuck it. It’s a buyer’s market and they ain’t making any more of those rare goodies, now are they?