Pink Military - Blood & Lipstick (1979, UK, new wave/electronic) 
Monday, February 12, 2007, 06:58 PM - Music, - UK, English
Pink Military is a band Jayne Casey formed with Nicky Cool, after Big in Japan broke up. Their first release was a 7" live ep Buddha Waking Disney Sleeping. This is their first and only 12". Side one has up tempo songs and side two is more experimental. I Cry is very different from the lp version (which I post tomorrow) and gets an eight on the White Noise Scale.



1 Spell Bound [2:34]
2 Blood & Lipstick [3:54]
3 Clown Town [4:56]
4 I Cry [6:03]

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Bob Callaghan - Instrumental Moog Synthesizer (1973, IT, electronic) 
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 02:07 AM - Music, - IT, English
This lp was a nice puzzle. If it wasn't for the four letter word on the cover, I wouldn't have purchased it. I bought it yesterday and I tried to figure out who played on it and why.
It's on a Dutch label, but clearly intended for the Italian market.
Most of the songs are played by Bob Callaghan, he had some hits with synthesizer covers at that time, the remaining tracks are mostly covers of the hit parade of October 1972 in Italy.
Two songs are played by 'Blue Marvin' on ARP. That is a pseudonym for Alberto Baldan Bembo, Blue Marvin is a nickname for the first model of the ARP 2600.
Very special is the Flamenco Moog by the Dan Lacksman Association. So, an early song of Dan Lacksman, later member of Telex and performer of Disco-Computer as Transvolta, a previous post of mine. Lacksman had an lp with the same title, I would love to hear that. And the 7" 'Happiness is a Cold Beer'.
A lot of the stuff is available on cd again.



Side one:
1 Il Gabbiano Infelice
2 Alone Again
3 Noi Due Nel Mondo E Nell'Anima
4 Love theme from the Godfather
5 Viaggio du un Poeta
6 Rusticano Moog

Side two:
1 Carmen Brasilia
2 The Flamenco Moog (Dan Lacksman Association)
3 Il Cammino dei Girasoli
4 Indian Fig
5 Penny (Blue Marvin)
6 My Intermezzo (Blue Marvin)

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The Danse Society - Womans Own (1982, UK, new wave/electronic) 
Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 09:38 PM - Music, - UK, English
This is the first record I bought from The Danse Society, and it was the reason why I purchased a lot of their other stuff. But the Womans Own 12" still is the best. Continent deserves a 6 on the White Noise Scale.



1 Womans Own [3:24]
2 Continent [4:39]
3 We're so happy [5:05]
4 Belief [4:29]

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Mrs. Miller - Does her thing (1968, US, novelty) 
Friday, February 2, 2007, 07:32 PM - Music, - US, English
Capitol released on Ultra Lounge Wild, Cool & Swingin' a magnificent collection of the first three Mrs. Miller lp's. Those were all Capitol lp's. But there is a fourth lp on Amaret: Mrs. Miller Does her thing. This is never (officially) released on cd.

"After three albums, Mrs. Miller was dropped from Capitol Records, only to be picked up by the small Amaret label. On her forth album, 'Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing' the reality of Elva Miller was even further distorted. On the cover she is pictured in a psychedelic hippie dress, with an outreached plate of green brownies. The album included songs such as Mary Jane, Green Tambourine, Green Thumb, Renaissance of Smut, and the infamous Granny Bopper.
Elva was completely unaware of the drug symbolism until the album was already in stores. The song 'Mary Jane' became the theme for a feature film of the same name, which featured pop star Fabian as high school teacher fighting a marijuana gang.
Record executives had transformed the image of Mrs. Miller into an aspiring late sixties drug icon. Whereas Elva was happy to join in on the joke before, here is when the joke began to betray her."
from The Elva Miller Historical Society Comprehensive Biography.



Like any aspiring singer, Mrs. Elva Miller has had to struggle to be heard. In her case, though, the struggle has been going on for most of her 58 years. When she was a child, people were forever telling her to knock off the singing and please go skip rope or something. But she persevered, joined the high school glee club and the church choir, later studied voice for seven years at Pomona College.
Her husband felt that everyone should have an outlet, so he underwrote the cost of her first record-cutting sessions. It was during one of her recording sessions at Capitol Records studio in Hollywood that Mrs. Miller was discovered and introduced to a company producer who immediately signed her to a contract.
'The record certainly wasn't my idea,' explains Mrs. Miller. 'I'd never attempted popular songs, the studio men just popped the music in my hands- sorta sneaky like- and I started.'
from www.mrsmillersworld.com.

In 1967 Mrs. Miller had a role as herself in The Cool Ones, you can see here part on YouTube.

Side one:
1 Renaissance of Smut
2 Up Up and Away
3 Anything Goes
4 Green Tambourine
5 Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Side two:
1 Green Thumb
2 The Roach
3 I Sleep Easier Now
4 My Pet
5 Mary Jane
6 Granny Bopper

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Jimi Hendrix - Live in Stockholm (1967-1969, US, jimi hendrix) 
Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 11:20 PM - Music, - US, English
Most of this album consists of radio recordings from Radiohus Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, 9/5/67. The last two songs are recorded live at the Konserthus, Stockhom, 1/9/69. Wizardo WRMB 333.
The record is a bit scratchy.



Jimi Hendrix - guitar
Noel Redding - bass
Mitch Mitchell - drums



Side one:
1 - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [1:45]
2 - Hey Joe [4:08]
3 - I Don't Live Today [4:22]
4 - The Wind Cries Mary [3:37]
5 - Foxy Lady [3:37]
6 - Fire [2:59]

Side two:
1 - Burning of the Midnight Lamp [4:06]
2 - Purple Haze [5:13]
3 - Sunshine of Your Love [7:51]
4 - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [7:56]

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Roger Roger - Music for Fun (1968, FR, electronic) 
Sunday, January 28, 2007, 06:24 PM - Music, - FR, English
24 One minute library melodies plus short tags of Roger Roger on Mondiophone MON-18.



Side one:
01 Rigamarole (Laughing Mania)
02 Les Joyeux Marteaux (Merry Hammers)
03 Valse pas Serieuse (Merry Waltz)
04 Piano Western
05 Galop des Galopins (Kids Race)
06 Ariette des Jouets (Toys Arietta)
07 Vadrouillard 1 (Rambler 1)
08 Vadrouillard 2 (Rambler 2)
09 Vadrouillard 3 (Rambler 3)
10 Souk souk (Arabian)
11 Percussionnades (Percussions)
12 Tob' Toboggan

Side two:
01 Musique por Rire (Music for Fun)
02 Joyeux Palmipedes (The Merry Ducks)
03 Defile Junior (Junior Parade)
04 Alkotest
05 Citron Mechanique (Lemon Taste)
06 Eresipele (Erysipele)
07 Kek'tu Dis (Whatcha Say)
08 Julienas Street (French Wine Street)
09 Tunnel 26
10 Baladeur (The Stroller)
11 Bidule de L'espace (The Thing from Space)
12 Un Pastiche (Parody)

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W.A.T. live at Pandora's Music Box (1983, NL, new wave) 
Saturday, January 27, 2007, 11:27 AM - Music, - NL, English
W.A.T. (from World According To) were a Dutch trio based on sequencers, slide guitar and a thin female voice.
Ad van Meurs: guitar, voice
Ankie Keultjes: synthesizer, voice
Frank Van Nieuwenhof: bass guitar



They played on Pandora's Music Box, a new wave festival in de Doelen in Rotterdam, 2-3-4 September 1983. A lot of new wave acts played there and a lot is broadcasted on Dutch public radio
(and I taped it):
Siouxsie & Banshees, W.A.T., Durutti Column, Die Haut (& Nick Cave), Howard Devoto, S.P.K., The Box, Peter Hammill, Skeleton Crew, Jah Wobble, Spear of Destiny, Clock DVA, Armoury Show, Kowalsky, Danse Society, Fad Gadget, TC Matic.

In 1984 the festival was organized again. I don't have recordings of that edition.


De Doelen, Rotterdam

1 - Art Lovers [4:52]
2 - Defreeze [4:01]

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