Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lydia Lunch 5 Early + 1 Live Records + Videos

1979 - Teenage Jesus & The Jerks
1980 - Queen Of Siam
1981 - 8 Eyed Spy
1982 - The Birthday Party (with Lydia Lunch) - The Front
Row is not for the Fragile (bootleg)

1984-1985 - Drowning EP + In Limbo EP 2

Lydia Lunch Biography by Steve Huey
After leaving the seminal New York no wave outfit Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, poet/actress/vocalist Lydia Lunch (b. Lydia Koch) embarked on a solo career marked by frequent collaborations and band changes, plus an attitude of confrontational nihilism expressed in both her sound and her often violent and/or sexually oriented subject matter. Upon leaving Teenage Jesus, Lunch first formed Beirut Slump, but departed after one single. Her solo debut, 1980's Queen of Siam, proved to be one of her most acclaimed efforts, as was her next band, the funk-inflected 8 Eyed Spy. However, that band broke up due to the death of bassist George Scott, and Lunch went back out on her own. After 1982's 13.13, which featured former members of the Weirdos, Lunch began a rash of collaborations, working with the Birthday Party on the EP The Agony Is the Ecstasy, as well as Einstьrzende Neubauten, Die Haut, Sort Sol, Swans' Michael Gira, and members of Sonic Youth. Lunch founded her own Widowspeak label in 1985, immediately delving into spoken word with the EP The Uncensored Lydia Lunch and reissuing much of her back catalog, including a two-CD retrospective, Hysterie, in 1986. Her next collaboration was the first of several with Jim "Foetus" Thirlwell, who remixed a shelved project with Birthday Party members from 1982-1983; it was issued as Honeymoon in Red in 1987. The two also released the Stinkfist EP under Thirlwell's Clint Ruin alias in 1989. That same year, Lunch teamed with Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon in Harry Crews, a one-off, all-female noise rock band, for the LP Naked in Garden Hills. Aside from an EP with ex-Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard in 1991, Shotgun Wedding, plus her acting career in underground films, Lunch has concentrated on the spoken word arena into the '90s; a three-CD retrospective of this aspect of her career, Crimes Against Nature, was issued in 1993, and Lunch has continued her activities throughout the decade. Much of her Widowspeak output was reissued by other independent labels in the mid-'90s.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

9 Albums by Zappa from 1966-1970

Monday, August 27, 2007

Just Back from Copenhagen

Last time I have been in Copenhagen 5 years ago. Weird, but this time I have found too much homeless people on the streets in the evening time and lots of immigrants from asia with untolerable manners of behaviour. But in any case city still looking good for walking:

or visit record stores at Lars Bjorn Straade:

or if You're already tired from it - go to Christiania to see their live shows, flea markets, junkies and so on... Don't know why, but danish people seems almost uncommunicative. While was walking through streets of Copenhagen I was able to find themes to talk with Germans, Australians, Estonians, British, Americans, but the only person from Copenhagen to talk with was a guy with Charles Bukowski book. Well - at least - post-beat and hippie cultures makes people more communicable:)
Here comes most popular Dannish band:
DAD or D.A.D. or D:A:D (Disneyland After Dark) Psychopatico (LIVE) 1998

1 Simpatico
2 Empty Heads
3 Bad Craziness
4 Grow or Pay
5 Riding With Sue
6 Hate to Say...
7 I Won't Cut My Hair
8 Cloudy Hours
9 Reconstrucdead
10 Black Crickets
11 Home Alone 5
12 Sleeping My Day Away
13 Jihad
14 Written in Water
15 It's After Dark
16 Laugh'n'Ѕ
17 Jacketless in December


Bad Craziness
Cloudy Hours


2 Albums by Gong

Gong Biography by Jim Powers
Gong slowly came together in the late '60s when Australian guitarist Daevid Allen (ex-Soft Machine) began making music with his wife, singer Gilli Smyth, along with a shifting lineup of supporting musicians. Albums from this period include Magick Brother, Mystic Sister (1969) and the impromptu jam session Bananamoon (1971) featuring Robert Wyatt from the Soft Machine, Gary Wright from Spooky Tooth, and Maggie Bell. A steady lineup featuring Frenchman Didier Malherbe (sax and reeds), Christian Tritsch (bass), and Pip Pyle (drums) along with Allen (glissando guitar, vocals) and Gilli Smyth (space whisper vocals) was officially named Gong and released Camembert Electrique in late 1971, as well as providing the soundtrack to the film Continental Circus and music for the album Obsolete by French poet Dashiel Hedayat.
Camembert Electrique contained the first signs of the band's mythology of the peaceful Planet Gong populated by Radio Gnomes, Pothead Pixies, and Octave Doctors. These characters along with Zero the Hero are the focus of Gong's next three albums, the Radio Gnome Trilogy, consisting of Flying Teapot (1973), Angel's Egg (1974), and You (1975). On these albums, protagonist Zero the Hero is a space traveler from Earth who gets lost and finds the Planet Gong, is taught the ways of that world by the gnomes, pixies, and Octave Doctors and is sent back to Earth to spread the word about this mystical planet. The band themselves adopted nicknames — Allen was Bert Camembert or the Dingo Virgin, Smyth was Shakti Yoni, Malherbe was Bloomdido Bad de Grasse, Tritsch was the Submarine Captain and Pyle the Heap. Over the course of the trilogy, Tritsch and Pyle left and were replaced by Mike Howlett (bass) and Pierre Moerlen (drums). New members Steve Hillage (guitar) and Tim Blake (synthesizers) joined.
After You, Allen, Hillage, and Smyth left the group due to creative differences as well as fatigue. Guitarist Allen Holdsworth joined and the band drifted into virtuosic if unimaginative jazz fusion. Hillage and Allen each released several solo albums and Smyth formed Mothergong. Nevertheless the trilogy lineup has reunited for a few one-off concerts including a 1977 French concert documented on the excellent Gong Est Mort, Vive Gong album. Allen also reunited with Malherbe and Pyle as well as other musicians he had collaborated with over the years for 1992's Shapeshifter album. Hillage also worked as the ambient-techno alias System 7. A number of Gong-related bands have existed over the years, including Mothergong, Gongzilla, Pierre Moerlin's Gong, NY Gong, Planet Gong, and Gongmaison. During the new millennium Gong material continued to be released, including Live 2 Infinitea issued in fall 2000, as well as numerous reissues. I Am Your Egg appeared in 2006 from United States of Distribution.

9 Albums by Bireli Lagrene

Bireli Lagrene Biography by Scott Yanow
When Bireli Lagrene first emerged in 1980 as a 13-year-old who sounded exactly like Django Reinhardt, he was considered a marvel.
Born (like Django Reinhardt) to a gypsy family, he had been playing guitar since he was four. After a few years and several
recordings, Lagrene purposely got away from the Reinhardt influence, playing high-powered rock-oriented fusion and recording with
Jaco Pastorius in 1986. He sounded more original but much less interesting during this period. The guitarist has since returned
to a quieter form of jazz, playing hard bop versions of standards with hints of his earlier interests in Reinhardt and fusion.
Bireli Lagrene has recorded for Antilles, Jazzpoint, Blue Note, and Dreyfus.

1986 Bireli Lagrene with Jaco Pastorius "Stuttgart Aria"
1990 Acoustic Moments
1992 Standards
1995 My Favorite Django
1999 Reisa
2000 Duet
2000 Front Page
2001 Gipsy Project
2002 Gipsy Project & Friends

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Modern Irish Singers/Songwriters

4 Albums by Amon Düül (Amon Duul)

  • 1969 Phallus Dei

  • 1970 Yeti

  • 1971 Tanz der Lemminge

  • 1974 Live in London

  • Amon Düül Biography by John Bush
    One of the first active Krautrock units, Amon Düül grew out of a multimedia artist commune in Munich that mixed radical political criticism with a unique vision of free-form improvisation tied to American psychedelic rock, especially compared to the avant-garde inclinations of other space rock units like Tangerine Dream and Cluster. Such open-ended and non-musical origins made the later activity of the group quite confusing, as a quartet of (slightly) more musically inclined members branched out in 1969 as Amon Düül II. Meanwhile, the original Amon Düül continued releasing albums, most of which had actually been recorded during a mammoth jam session by the entire conglomeration in 1969. Though Amon Düül ceased recording material by 1972, frequent reissues during the decade — and the resumption of the Amon Düül name by several Amon Düül II alumni in the 1980s — resulted in still more confusion. Listeners unfamiliar with the lineup of every Amon Düül-related release can content themselves with the fact that the main line of the group began with Amon Düül in the late '60s and moved to Amon Düül II for the 1970s recordings.
    When originally founded in 1968 however, the group was more of an alternative-living commune project than actual recording artists. Wishing to bring their vision of hippie living to a worldwide audience, the collective named themselves Amon Düül (Amon being an Egyptian sun god, Düül a character from Turkish fiction) and recorded hours of material during what is reportedly one mammoth recording session from early 1969. Even before the release of the self-titled Amon Düül debut that year, several members — led by vocalist Renate Knaup-Kroaetenschwanz (aka Renate Knaup), guitarist Chris Karrer, bassist John (Johannes) Weinzierl, drummer Peter Leopold and organist Falk U. Rogner — had broken away from the original group to form Amon Düül II. That group released its own debut album Phallus Dei in 1969. While three additional albums credited to Amon Düül appeared in 1970 and 1971 (Collapsing/Singvögel Rückwärts & Co., Paradieswärts Düül and Disaster), they were actually comprised of additional recordings from 1969 sessions.
    By 1971, it was clear that Amon Düül II was the major unit of the axis. Still, lineups were barely stable enough to credit the same group with all of the work released under the Amon Düül II banner. Members came and went during the early '70s — the only constants were Karrer and Weinzierl — and Amon Düül II gradually progressed away from the acid-improv style of their first recordings to embrace a more pop-oriented approach to progressive rock on 1973's Vive la Trance and the following year's Hijack, which saw many old members returning to the fold. Two new additions, Stefan Zauner and Klaus Ebert, added a keyboard-dominated quasi-disco sound to 1976's Pyragony, and the duo's sound soon dominated the crumbling Amon Düül II lineup. Both Knaup and Weinzierl left the group by 1978 (to play with, respectively, Popol Vuh and Embryo), and Amon Düül II finally halted one year after.
    Just two years later, however, Amon Düül II reunited with most of the original lineup to record another album, Vortex. That same year, Weinzierl moved to Wales to begin a British version of the band with old bandmate Dave Anderson. What should have been billed "Amon Düül III" was, however, simply christened Amon Düül. The release of four albums during the 1980s (including Hawk Meets Penguin, Meeting With Menmachines and Die Losung) confused even adept listeners, while Amon Düül II appeared to be finished.

    POGUES Discography RE-UP

    Grab it as fast as You can - these link won't live here for a long period!
    Album covers still availible in my previous Pogues post.

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    Sunday, August 26, 2007

    The Beatles meets Ramones & Metallica

    Totally Fuzzy