Sunday, September 16, 2018

Ventilators - Desolation in Me 7" (1993)

The Ventilators released their first album "Blue Beat Train" in 1993 on the Swiss label Tudor Rock. In 1995 the great Pork Pie Records put out the album "The Ventilators" which was Blue Beat Train, three tracks from their EP "Golden Love" and a few other studio recordings.

The version of "Desolation in Me" that was on both of those releases is a re-recorded version of the song that appeared on this single.

A - Desolation in Me
B1 - Rude Boys
B2 - Flying Saucer

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This rare demo cassette was posted previously on the blog but the previous post was warped and hard to listen to.
This re-ripped version sounds a lot better. Still an imperfect hissy demo tape, but much better than the version I previously posted.

1 Jah War
2 In Heaven
3 Take Me Away
4 Why Don't We (Start a Revolution)

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Golden Love EP (1994)
The aforementioned album on Pork Pie included three songs from this EP but there are six songs on it.
Thanks to Freddy Vidal and Ruder Than Rude for posting this some years ago. This is the version I downloaded back in the days.
1 Missing You
2 Golden Love
3 Lost for Sure
4 Don't Let Me Wait in Vain
5 Try Me One More Time
6 Circus Rider


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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Six Feet Deep

Six Feet Deep 1993 demo
1 T.G.R.
2 Switchblade
3 Wax You
4 Smoking Barrel (live)
5 100 Proof Blues
6 Run Scooby Run
7 Possession
8 untitled (live)


Six Feet Deep 1995 demo
1 Closet
2 Skankin' in the Boneyard
3 Smoking Barrell
4 Kamchatska
5 Hourglass

Six Feet Deep live radio session (1993)
1 Rack 'em Up
2 Smoking Barrel
3 Hour Glass
4 Kumchatska
5 Lunatics (Fun Boy 3)
6 Cut Outro

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Thanks to Steph for the contributions!



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It Came from Six Feet Deep (1997)
1 No Way Out
2 Tango de los Ojos
3 Closet
4 Papa Shango
5 Run Scooby Run
6 Smokin' Barrel
7 Flores para los Muertos
8 Kamchatska
9 T.G.R.
10 Possession
11 Hourglass
12 Skankin' in the Boneyard
13 Switchblade

(This was a re-post - it was originally posted in April, 2010. Thanks again to Mikeska!)

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Tictox [Sweden] - Toxeuphoria (1996)

1 Love Theme From The Godfather
2 Metropolitan Love Song
3 Ain't She Pretty
4 Cinnamon Sister
5 The Model
6 Side
7 Dance for a Dollar
8 Rob's Blessing
9 Face to the Wall
10 Pickney Gal
11 Stepping Stone
12 007 Shanty Town
13 Istanbul by Night
14 Love Theme From The Godfather (dub)



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Sunday, August 19, 2018

P.O. Rich - Porridge (1981)

German reggae/ska band with this lone release (I think...). Eight ska and/or reggae tracks, one acoustic ballad, and one solo instrumental.

Singer Junior Pinnock went on to form the more successful reggae band Umoya

1 Free them Children
2 Rudi
3 GP Prison
4 Yeti
5 Magara
6 Dance
7 Sex-Dub
8 Jah Music
9 Mulata
10 Sunny Day

Hear the song "Dance".

Hear the song "Rudi".

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Skabba the Hut - Skabba the Hut demo tape (1998)

...from Wikipedia:

"Skabba the Hutt were a Ska punk band that featured current The Bravery frontman/songwriter Sam Endicott on bass and keyboard-player John Conway, CSI: Miami actor Jonathan Togo, actor/filmmaker Will Carlough, session drummer Chris Markwood, solo-musician/voiceover-artist Brian Grosz and musician/illustrator Seth Berkowitz.
They served as the house band for season three of Comedy Central's Premium Blend under the name The El Conquistadors. The band later shortened the name to Conquistador, moved away from ska and embraced a New Wave sound. Conquistador would later release one album entitled What's Up Fireball?'."

1 Fat Guy on My Head
2 Beatdown Stomp
3 Salt in the Wounds
4 Ballad of Captain Morgan
5 Film History and Theory
6 Work in the Tubes
7 Crimson Guard

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Static Activity - The Epically Blazing Adventures of Static Activity in the Land of Zing! 7" (1984)

A1 - Uprot
A2 - Dumb
B1 - Nick of Time
B2 - Sugar & Spice
B3 - Gould

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Blechreiz - demo tape (1988)

1 My Name is Bond
2 News from U.K.
3 Grauschleier
4 Crazy Elevator
5 Don Tango
6 Tequila
7 The Flirt
8 J+P Beat
9 Blaustich

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Professor Plum [New Jersey]

Professor Plum - In the Dining Room with the Candlestick (demo tape 1996 or 1997)
1 Love Song
2 Open Up Your Eyes
3 Come On
4 Mr. Evil
5 Mystery Track

Professor Plum - Master Plan EP (1998)
1 Raising the Roof
2 Respect Our Scene
3 Come On
4 Master Plan
5 I Have Her

Professor Plum - A Change of Plans (2001)
1 A Change of Plans
2 Farther Apart
3 Procrastination
4 With Eyes Like That
5 Respect Our Scene
6 Cuz of You
7 The Will to Breathe
8 Crazy
9 Make Up Your Mind
10 Master Plan
11 More Than Friends
12 No Friend of Mine
13 The Stories Will Live On

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Quito & the Sandgang - Hot Love 12" (1983)

Quito Rymer is a musician from the Virgin Islands who has released several recordings over the years starting in 1987...

...wait...1987...?

This record here is from 1983 and there is no information about it online. Even Quito doesn't acknowledge that it exists.

There are three tracks:
A - Hot Love
B1 - Still on My Mind
B2 - Call Me Baby

"Still on My Mind" is a straight-forward reggae tune taken from the Bob Marley play book but the other two tracks have a new wave/rock-n-roll sound to them. Perfect for the early 80s post-2Tone era.

Great record all around. You can see how superior it is to his other releases.

You can ask him why he doesn't flaunt this monumental recording in person when you next vacation in the Virgin Islands at Quito's Gazebo & Inn.


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Scram - Stand Up (1987) [REPOST] & Kingsessing Trials (1990)



This trio (Matt Mungan - vocals and guitar, Greg Mungan - bass and vocals, and Craig Heim - drums / percussion) were pretty well known in Philadelphia in the mid 80s but they have pretty much disappeared from people's minds since then. It might have to do with them changing their sound and releasing their second album Kingsessing Trails in 1990 when they went the route of the Red Hot Chili Pepper bandwagon and experimented with soul, funk, and jazz sounds. 
I like this one though. This is their first. Two of the songs on this record have appeared elsewhere: Something to Cling to was on a 1986 7" compilation called That Was Then...This is Now!, and the John Lennon cover Imagine that was released on "Another Shot for Bracken"

1 Here Tonite
2 Freedom
3 Our World
4 Something to Cling to
5 Just How Much
6 Stand Up
7 Imagine
8 Move a Mountain
9 Don't Say a Word


1 Can't Get Over It
2 Forward, Onward
3 Whose Side You're On
4 Power!
5 Piece of the Pie
6 Passing Me By
7 I 1 2 Thang Q
8 Don't Run Away
9 Fire! (Jimi Hendrix cover)
10 Listen to Your Momma
11 Never the Same

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Royalties [New Jersey]

The Royalties 7" (1997)
A - SSR DIY
B - Avoid the Crime

A different version of "Avoid the Crime" appeared on their album but "SSR DIY" is unique to this 7".


The Royalties - Endless Nights (1998)
1 Frankenstein Ska
2 Jabberwocky
3 The Dream
4 The Enlightened One
5 Shut Down
6 Oh Please
7 Hamamatsu
8 Our Promise
9 Avoid the Crime
10 Thirty Pieces of Silver
11 The Mirror
12 Heart and Soul

I think this is their only album. I know they have at least three other songs that I don't have that were released on compilations:

Time to Care
Injustices
Judas Charmer

If anybody has any of these three songs or more info about the group or any other releases they have please share.






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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Millennium - Enter at Your Own Risk (1999)

1 There Goes the Neighborhood
2 Fear
3 Mr. CIA
4 AWOL on the Holodeck
5 Fate Loves the Fearless
6 Me No Wa
7 Slip Away
8 Tumble Down
9 Old 45's
10 Meltdown
11 The Enemy
12 Speed of Light

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