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UPDATE: Mediafire have suspended my account and locked my downloads. Having endured the tedium of re-uploading everything I had previously hosted on Mega Upload onto Mediafire earlier this year, I can't be arsed re-uploading everything again.
So please don't ask for things to be reuploaded!
I undertake this venture knowing that I don't have the spare time to do it, but feel that these artists NEED TO BE HEARD (please excuse my shouting!). Or is that I think I need to be heard? Or that there are (or have been) some great music blogs that have inspired me to wanna jump on the bandwagon? Probably all of the above??I hope you enjoy the blog. If I turn one person onto these bands that turned me on then it will all have been worth it!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mediafire have suspended my account and locked my downloads. Having endured the tedium of re-uploading everything I had previously hosted on Mega Upload onto Mediafire earlier this year, I can't be arsed re-uploading everything again.
So this is the end, my friends.
See you on the other side....
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Someone previously asked why I hadn't posted any Pixies on this site. I said I didn't think they needed the massive exposure this blog would bring them (chortle chortle). Anyway, this post is dedicated to that person....
This was probably my fave Breeders release, featuring a re-recorded version of the Last Splash track Saints. IMHO the Last Splash version was a bit lackluster, but this version kicks now serious arse*! Also featured are demo versions of the first two tracks from Last Splash, New Year, and the legendary Cannonball.
The Breeders - 1994 - Saints (single)
01 - Saints (J. Mascis Mix)
02 - Grunggae (early demo of Cannonball)
03 - New Year (demo)
* I remember reading the expression "kicks now serious arse" on a flyer for a band on the German label Steamhammer records. The band name is long lost in my distant hazy memories, but the expression has stayed with me....and I've finally found an opportunity to use it!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Here's another very cool Go Betweens soundboard recording from the mid-80s that's recently emerged seemingly outta nowhere.
This features many of the classic older songs that they stopped playing in later years, as well as an early version of In The Core Of A Flame, released on the following years classic Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express - in some peoples opinion (including mine) the best Go-bees album. This recording also features lesser known b-sides Just Right For Him (dedicated to legendary Aussie pub rockers Mental as Anything) and Rare Breed.
As mentioned previously, I'm a sucker for narratives and spoken word lyrics, and this recording features one of the best examples of the "genre", the awesome, River Of Money - though I could have done without the repeated emphasis of the syllables of the word repossessed - superb on the album version, but losing it's grandeur when repeated ten or so times in a row as on this recording!
But don't let this minor quibble affect put you off downloading this awesome recording!
The Go Betweens - 1985-12-02 - The Cricketers Arms Tavern, Wellington, New Zealand
01. Cattle And Cane
02. Part Company
03. Unkind & Unwise
04. On My Block
05. Just Right For Him
06. Bachelor Kisses
07. Rare Breed
08. Five Words
09. In The Core Of A Flame
10. Draining The Pool For You
11. That Way
12. People Say
13. A Bad Debt Follows You
14. Man O'Sand To Girl O'Sea
15. I Need Two Heads
16. Hammer The Hammer
17. River Of Money
FLAC: Pt1, Pt2, Pt3, Pt4, Pt5
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Here's a few Underground Lovers singles.
The lead tracks are remixed and edited versions of album tracks, and the remaining tracks are non-album tracks that you won't find on itunes or Spotify.
I was right is one of the highlights of the excellent Leaves Me Blind album, as previously featured on this blog. Rhinestone Easy is the pick of the remaining tracks, featuring a funky bassline and whispered vocals over an eerie guitar drone. It is distinctly different from the material on Leaves Me Blind, which probably explains why it didn't appear on the album.
Las Vegas and Beautiful World are from the Dream It Down album. I first heard Las Vegas at the Big Day Out festival in Sydney in 1994 (?), prior to the release of Dream It Down, and thought it was the beez kneez! But then I was disappointed when I first heard the recorded version, and also every time I've subsequently heard the song! Hopefully you enjoy it for what it is, without the baggage I carry! Light and Terrific and Free are the best of the remaining tracks on these two singles, both being short but sweet pieces of Undies shoegazery.
I Was Right (1992)
I Was Right
Yeah I Might
Know No More
Las Vegas (1994)
Terrific and Free