Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' (1979, US, rap) 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 06:06 PM - Music, - US, English
This was the first Hip-Hop song released on a major label. Kurtis recorded this with the help of producers Robert Ford and J.B. Moore. They took it to Mercury Records, who signed Kurtis to a 2-single deal, under the condition that If both singles were successful, he would get an album deal. This was the first single, and it did very well. The second single was "The Breaks," and it became the first rap song to be certified as a gold record, selling over 500,000 copies. Kurtis got the album deal and became the first rapper signed to a major label. (www.songfacts.com)



Side one:
1 Christmas Rappin' [8:12]
2 Do It Yourself Rappin' (instrumental) [7:37]

Side two:
1 Nervous (vocal) [5:23]
2 Nervous (instrumental) [5:28]

Not shared anymore.
add comment ( 36 views )   |  permalink   |  related link

Urbanus - The Scratchin' Zwaantjes (1984, BE, scratch/fun) 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 06:21 PM - Music, - BE, English
Around 1983 scratching was a hype. Every artist who was old fashioned had now the chance to become modern again by making a scratch hit. You could expect a record to make this movement a bit ridiculous and at the same time making some money. Kris Kastaar did this, using samples of the popular Belgian comedian Urbanus, who also made the cover.



1 The Scratchin' Zwaantjes [8:06]
2 Le Massacre [6:11]

[Listen low quality]
[Download high quality at zshare]
[Download high quality at mediafire]

Pete Shelley - Never Again (1984, UK, new wave/electronic) 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 10:35 PM - Music, - UK, English
Three sides of Pete Shelley on this 12".
Powerful synthpop on side one, dub mix and experimental drums/noises on side two.

Pete Shelley (ex Buzzcocks): guitar, voice
Barry Adamson (ex Magazine, ex Visage): bass
Gerard Cookson: guitar
Derek Thompson: bass
Dexter (Francis Cookson): drums
Steve Turley: keyboards



Side one:
1 Never Again (extended version) [6:12]

Side two:
1 Give It To Me [5:37]
2 111 (extended version) [8:27]

[Listen low quality]
[Download high quality at zshare]
[Download high quality at mediafire]
1 comment ( 274 views )   |  permalink   |  related link

The Assembled Multitude (1970, US, muzak) 
Sunday, November 11, 2007, 08:29 PM - Music, - US, English
Why this lp is made is a mystery to me. Tom Sellers had a hit with Overture from Tommy. And here he covers in the same way more pop tunes with his Assembled Multitude. Wanted to sell his own two songs included on the album? Then the choise of the other titles is somewhat strange: not really middle of the road, but the way he treats them is.
I love the sound of the trombones. And you can't ruin I Want You (She's So Heavy), not even the Beatles themselves, nor George Benson could do that.
Rhino (who else) sells this record, but only in Windows Media Audio format. ???
Why the &^%$ in WMA?



Side one:
1 Overture from "Tommy" (A Rock Opera) (Peter Townshend) [2:27]
2 Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) [2:14]
3 Where the Woodbine Twineth (Tom Sellers) [2:36]
4 Ohio (Neil Young) [2:07]
5 Singalong Junk (Paul McCartney) [1:46]
6 MacArthur Park (Jim Webb) [3:32]

Side two:
1 The Princess and the Soldier (Tony Hazzard) [2:31]
2 Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa (Burt Bacharach - Hal David) [2:31]
3 While My Guitar Gently Sleeps (George Harrison) [4:08]
4 Mr. Peppercorn (Tom Sellers) [2:29]
5 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (John Lennon - Paul McCartney) [4:19]

[Listen low quality lp rip]
Not shared anymore.

1 comment ( 156 views )   |  permalink   |  related link

The Image Engine (1990) 
Friday, November 9, 2007, 09:55 PM - Personal, English
This is output from an Amiga program I wrote in 1990 in C. Based on 10 basic figures, the program creates constantly different abstract, unearthly landscapes.
I couldn't see it for years. My Amiga's are broken and disks had read errors. I finally managed to save the software and thanks to UAE Amiga Emulator and WinUAE I could run the program on my PC and grab the output in Avi's. I added some sound and uploaded it to YouTube. Happy floating.


3 comments ( 234 views )   |  permalink   |  related link

Morton Subotnick - The Wild Bull (1968, US, electronic) 
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 10:58 PM - Music, - US, English
This Piece was named after a Sumerian poem (c 1700 BC).
Morton Subotnick always used the Buchla synthesizer as his electronic instrument. Don Buchla was the west coast counterpart of the east coast Bob Moog. His synthesizers didn't have real keyboards, they were made for producing electronic sounds, not melodies.



1 Part 1 [12:56]
2 Part 2 [14:58]

[Listen low quality lp rip]
[Download high quality lp rip at zshare]
[Download high quality lp rip at mediafire]

Update (Comment from Matrixsynth):
The CD of this is still in print. Mort's site has ordering information.
http://www.mortonsubotnick.com/order.html
2 comments ( 169 views )   |  permalink   |  related link

Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Thomas Dolby - Field Work (1985, JP/UK, electronic) 
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 11:04 PM - Music, - JP, - UK, English
Quite a catchy song done by Ryuichi Sakamoto in cooperation with Thomas Dolby.
The back side contains fifteen minutes of out of sync / random synth loops: Ryuichi's machines solo. It is used in the Field Work clip as background music at the beginning and the end.



1 Field Work [6:00]
2 Exhibition [15:29]

[Listen low quality 12" rip]
[Download high quality 12" rip at zshare]
[Download high quality 12" rip at badongo]
[Download high quality 12" rip at mediafire]
1 comment ( 24 views )   |  permalink   |  related link


Back Next