Saturday, February 27, 2010

Man From Missouri - s/t 10" flexi

Ever seen a 10" flexi? Well here's one from the enigmatic Man From Missouri. You could already hear a song by them on the 'Ultraviolet' comp. album posted a while ago.
Man From Missouri released an album 'Bwanger Tatalingus Debase' on the Greek chapter of Nate Starkman & Son label. Only 500 copies made so it's hard to find. Seems there's also a limited pressing in the US on Caroline.
This flexi was probably made as a promo for the album as the first three tracks also appear on the album. 'Ohms Way' is an exclusive track and a great one!
Drummer Steve Hadley later played in Acetone. Art Byington also in The Dogz, The Poetics, in the 90's line-up of Destroy All Monsters and also in Raymond Pettibon's backing band Supersession on 'Torches And Standards'.
There's a bit of scuffing noise in the beginning of 'Cover Tailor' which I couldn't remove.
Rainy Day Sponge; this post is for you! Thanks for opening my ears to some unknown gems of the LA underground scene.

Man From Missouri 10" flexi (MFM Productions-1990)
1. Epitaph
2. Accident
3. Cover Tailor
4. Ohms Way

Man From Missouri

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chim Chim Cheree! - Necessity 7"

One of those enigmatic bands that appear on the Godfathers Of German Gothic comp. CD. Don't own that CD but it's a good reference to search for more on those bands.
Chim Chim Cheree! were from Düsseldorf and did only this release I guess. Not that goth or dark as you would expect but a fine listen.

EDIT: Chim Chim Cheree! released a 12" called 'Serenade' in 1984. Follow-up bands are Scarlet Masque, Panic In Slumberland and Die Fische.

Willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause!

Necessity 7" (No Time Records-Not 1-CCC 2-1986)
1. Necessity
2. Senseless Truth

Chim Chim Cheree

Sunday, February 14, 2010

V/A The Lives Of Lhasa LP

A compilation of bands that played at the Lhasa Club in Hollywood, California. All tracks recorded live in the club.
A mix of art rock, indie rock and more experimental stuff.
Fibonaccis is art rock. First 12" released on Index Records (Wall Of Voodoo, The Thought,...).
Pell Mell is an instrumental indie rock band that released a few albums on SST.
Necropolis Of Love is a great, goth-sounding band that released one 7" and two 12"s. The 'Hope' 12" can be found here. The 'Talk' 7" here. Still need to hear the 'In Search Of...' 12".
Food And Shelter released a great but extremely rare album 'Square Dance' on Resistance Records (17 Pygmies).
Michael Peppe released a few tapes with his music and monologues.
Henry Rollins offers a spoken word piece here.
Don't know anything about the other acts.

V/A The Lives Of Lhasa LP (Lhasa Productions-1984)
1. Fibonaccis - Disgusting Man
2. Pell Mell - The Country And The City
3. Linda J. Albertano - Me And My Chauffeur Blues
4. Necropolis Of Love - The Tunnel
5. Food And Shelter - Current Events
6. Les Toulose - Black Gear On
7. Pink Mink - Devils, Devils
8. Michael Peppe - Speechless
9. Henry Rollins - This Guy Came Home From Work

The Lives Of Lhasa

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Cancel - Webs Of Fever 12"

Not a lot of info to be found on this Dutch band. 'Webs Of Fever' is their only vinyl release but they released a few tapes as well. They can also be found on the 'Transistors & Chips/E-Lok 1111' comp. album. One of their tapes can be found on No Longer Forgotten Music. Some members also released a tape as Brain Ink.
Weird mix of new wave with art rock.

Webs Of Fever 12" (Brains For Breakfast-B.F.B. 002-1986)
1. Dream Within A Dream
2. Swamp Children
3. Twisted Nerve
4. Shall We Dance