Another Absurd Record (1979, UK, new wave/weird) 
Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 08:14 PM - Music, - UK, English
In October I posted Gerry & the Holograms on Another Absurd Record.
Without me knowing it, the guy(s) of Mein Walkman Ist Kaputt posted in November six other releases of that label.
I just found out.


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Listen temporary removed 
Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 09:23 AM - Music, English

I have to do this, it costs too much data traffic.



The possibility to listen comes back, but then with fragments.

Sorry,
wieL.

De Minuut van Ruud laatste deel (Jaap Aap Show - Media-Mangel, 1989) 
Monday, January 8, 2007, 07:15 PM - Fun, Nederlands
Eindelijk alle Minuten van Ruud die ik heb op YouTube gezet.









Geinig hè?

Op verzoek heb ik een aantal afleveringen op mediafire en megaupload gezet:
(in video-cd mpeg1 formaat)

Animal Crackers compilatie [mf] [mu]
Jaap Aap compilatie [mf] [mu]
Wegtrekkers en Animal Crackers, incl Ruud met fluitketel [mf] [mu]
Wegtrekkers en Animal Crackers, incl the Making of de Minuut van Ruud [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Deetman als voorzitter [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - In plaats van plassen [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Optreden Ruud Lubbers [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Ruud Lubbers Film [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Ruud gaat stemmen [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Verkleedpartij Jaap [mf] [mu]
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Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music Volume 2 (1966-1977, NL, electronic) 
Sunday, January 7, 2007, 07:28 PM - Music, - NL, English
This double-lp is volume 2 of Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music. I posted Volume 1 (1955-1966) last week.
If aliens invade the earth, they will not understand Grunge, Trance or Gangsta, but this they will.



This lp and volume 1 are re-issued on cd (the recordings are grabbed from lp).
They where available at Raash Records.

UPDATE: Basta made these recordings available again on official cd re-releases in much better quality, direct from master tape: http://www.bastamusic.com/.

Side one [23:38]:
1 Jacob Cats - Cadence-I [6:10]
2 Tera de Marez Oyens - Safed [7:33]
3 Jos Kunst - Exterieur [9:39]

Side two [25:39]:
1 Gilius van Bergeijk - D.E.S. [7:46]
2 Frans van Doorn - Minnuet [9:05]
3 Thomas Arras - A.B.C. [8:33]

Side three [29:00]:
1 Simeon ten Holt - I am Sylvia [15:30]
2 Victor Wentink - Discours [13:20]

Side four [24:16]:
1 Louis Andriessen - In Memoriam [5:06]
2 Peter Smith - Etude-1 [8:58]
3 Tony van Campen - Sintering [9:55]

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Voltage-control studio (BEA 5), Institute of Sonology, The Hague.
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Barry Andrews - Rossmore Road (1981, UK, pop) 
Thursday, January 4, 2007, 06:48 PM - Music, - UK, English
Barry Andrews was founding member of XTC (1977-1978).
In 1981 he formed Shriekback with David Allen (Gang of Four) and Carl Marsh.
In between he played with Robert Fripp's League of Gentlemen and had his own band Restaurant for Dogs. From this period dates this solo 7".



1 Rossmore Road
2 Restaurant for Dogs: Pages of My Love

Robert Fripp appears in the line up on the back cover, but I can't hear him playing.
I saw the League of Gentlemen in Doornroosje, Nijmegen. A lot of new wave bands played there around 1980, and they all started hours too late. Only Fripp began half an hour early, so I missed the first set. Luckily the second set was exactly the same: they repeated the whole show.

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(download links may not work with translated pages, go to the original site to download)
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Bakersfield Boogie Boys - Okie from Muskogee (1980, US, new wave/weird) 
Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 06:36 PM - Music, - US, Fun, English
On this 12" the Bakersfield Boogie Boys covered the red neck Merle Haggard song Okie from Muskogee in a way Devo did with (I can't get no) Satisfaction.
Get off my cloud (Rolling Stones) and I get around (Beach Boys) got a more Flying Lizards like treatment, not at least caused by the flat voice of Shari Famous. Flying Tigers is an original song with wah-wah guitar and Jack Bruce bass, so it occasionally sounds like Cream, but it's not Ginger Baker who is drumming.
Okie from Muskogee first appeared on Devotees, a tribute-album before that word existed. It later appeared on the sampler Tales from the Rhino 2.

1 - Okie from Muskogee [2:01]
2 - Get off my cloud [2:22]
3 - I get around [2:16]
4 - Flying Tigers [3:30]



From the back sleeve text:
The Bakersfield Boogie Boys originally appeared on the Devotees album (composed of bands sounding like Devo) performing a strange, Devo-like version of "Okie From Muskogee." Many, like Los Angeles New Wave deejay Rodney Bingenheimer, thought the group was Devo in disguise. Rumors to the contrary, the Bakersfield Boogie Boys are in actual fact three young men from Bakersfield, California.
Citing influences of Devo, the Vanilla Fudge, early Frank Zappa and late Marianne Faithful, the BBB consider themselves slightly out-of-place with the country and western confines of their hometown. "We're a rarity for Bakersfield," says bassist Billy Joe Conrad, "because none of us know anyone related to Buck Owens."
By day Conrad works at a library, guitarist Jimmie Lee Grabert at a paint store, and drummer Gary Hoffman at Der Wienerschnitzel. The band has been rehearsing for almost a year, but live performances so far have been limited to a few appearances in their area. The members hope to make enough money from the sale of this record to purchase a synthesizer, and perhaps move to the Van Nuys area, granting them access to Los Angeles' flourishing club scene.

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Synapse (1976-1978) 
Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 10:45 AM - Music, English
Old electronic music magazine Synapse on-line.
I found this news on Matrixsynth, a nice blog for synth nerds.
Articles about Kraftwerk, Tonto (world's largest synthesizer), Moog, Zappa and Fripp, focusing on the use of electronic equipment and lots of dated advertisements.





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