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Alternative archives January 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ariel (Pink) Rosenberg's Thrash n' Burn (1998)

No longer available 2-CDR issue of early Ariel Pink stuff. Song sketches, noise experiments, and shades of the greatness to come. Ariel Pink's music is spectacular, but even I think this stuff is pretty much for completists only. That said, I'm sure that there are other Ariel Pink completists out there, and this post is for you guys and gals.

We Are Back !!!

First of all my apologies for no replies to your mails for invitation to our "private" blog(s)...
But I couldn't reply to all this mails and explain why we "close" this page(s) for a couple of days.

"A private blog it's not a solution, so Don't send me requests for invitations. You will not have access for some days...that's all."

We had to back-up all the info and covers for all 4 Lost-In-Tyme pages.
That give us the possibility to open a New Lost-In-Tyme if blogger take "actions" against my account.

"Please note that repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account."

Let's focus to the problem.

There is someone out there (mr. Shawn Gordon & P.A.P.)
who is trying to stop the illegal downloads...from thieves like us who offering,
and thieves like you who steal the mp3's. (This is his opinion about music blogs)

As you know 90% of the albums posted in this blog(s) are oop or unavailable for purchase, and the main purpose of this blog
it's to introduce the artists/bands to you.

We never said no to someone who request from us to remove the link or a post.
(Actually we ask for them also to give us a link for a place that you can buy the album directly from the artist --If this isn't promotion then what is ?--)

Let's see what albums have been deleted recently (among others)
from mr. Shawn Gordon & his gangs :
The Chemistry Set – Sounds Like Painting (Unreleased LP)
Offered from the Artist
Roger Humphreys - 1996 - Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Offered from the Artist
The Sun Blindness - 2007 - Like Pearly Clouds
Shared with Permission
Various Artists - Maidens In The Moor Lay Vol. III
Homemade compilation - mostly oop tracks
Various Artists - 1988 - The October Country
LP Only compilation (oop)
Various Artists - Boulders
LP Only compilation (oop)
...the list it's huge...

"Look bloggers, its very simple, copyright holder entails that they have certain rights - akin to rights of privacy that you all value highly - that will trump any of the anarchist thought swirling around. There maybe bloggers that actually work w/ the labels and remove stuff when notified but when you see links deleted that get reupped only because folks missed before they received complaints, then you lose the high ground in any event."

So you trying to tell me that this files should not be re-upped ?
I can't know if a link reported from someone who had the right to do it...or from someone who haven't have something better to do in his life (Like you mr. president).

You can ask from me to delete the files and not from rapidshare.
(If you have time for only one mail...otherwise you can contact me And rapidshare)
And i will delete/remove the link(s).

It's that simple. Don't try to close Lost-In-Tyme by sending DMCA complaints.
This will bring a negative result from that you're trying to do.

If you're trying to stop me...I'll try to do the same.
A war you give, a war you'll get.

Read more about those good people here :

More Tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Lost-In-Tyme It's Under Attack !!!

We have a major problem with this DMCA complaints.
Someone it's trying to close Lost-In-Tyme...
Please note
that repeated violations to our Terms of Service
may result in further remedial action
taken against your Blogger account.
So I have to close this blog(s) before that happens.
I know that it sounds hard for all (especially for me)
But this blog it's not only download links.

It's a HUGE MUSIC LIBRARY and I can't let anyone to destroy it.
I will close tomorrow all pages.
(at least 'till I found a solution for this problem)

A private blog it's not a solution, so Don't send me requests for invitations.
You will not have access for some days...that's all.

Any proposals are welcome.

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Dream Syndicate - 1982 - The Days of Wine and Roses

On the one hand, where the Dream Syndicate came from was so obvious that it almost hurt. The Velvet Underground was a clear touchstone (if not quite the original LaMonte Young ensemble the band name referred to), as were the Doors, the Byrds, and any number of blues and country traditions and more. Had they been around in the late '60s, one might have wondered whether they would have garnered much attention in comparison. But the early '80s was the band's time and place, and their fusions of all the above and more via punk-inspired energy achieved its own level of deserved attention.

Capturing the original killer Wynn/Precoda/Smith/Duck lineup performing with inspiration throughout, The Days of Wine and Roses trumps the "paisley underground" tag the band was saddled with by being a great rock record, full on. While Wynn received the lion's share of attention thanks to his ghost-of-Lou Reed vocals and frontman status, arguably it's Precoda who is the real reason to listen in. Both his rave-ups and gentler shadings are phenomenal, as a random listen of songs like "Definitely Clean" and the sweet, Smith-sung "Too Little, Too Late" show. The Smith/Duck rhythm section grooves along fairly enough, at its best on the Krautrock-inspired chug of Precoda's composition "Halloween." Highlights include the romping "Then She Remembers," with a much more direct Wynn vocal that makes for good in-your-face fun, and the mid-tempo moodout of "When You Smile," Precoda's screeching feedback playing around the mix's edges.

Concluding with the epochal title track, which builds to a frenetic climax not once but twice, The Days of Wine and Roses is a grand treat.

review by Ned Raggett , AMG

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Métal Urbain + Metal Boys

Métal Urbain
Métal Urbain were heavily influenced by The Clash and Sex Pistols on one hand, and on the other by an electro approach related to "Metal Machine Music" by Lou Reed. They relied on heavily distorted guitars and replaced the traditional rock rhythm section of bass guitar/drums with a synthesizer and drum machine, a then-unique approach that foreshadowed the experimental possibilities that were explored by later post-punk bands such as Big Black. They were also known for their radical image (the color scheme of albums always being a stark black, white and red), and subversive lyrics sung in French.

They were met with much enthusiasm in England, particularly by John Peel and the Rough Trade label. (Métal Urbain's single "Paris Maquis" was Rough Trade's first release.) They had an enthusiastic but small audience in France, receiving little exposure. The punk rock scene was not as popular in France as it was in England, and they did not interest the French media as English bands like A Sex Pistols did. As a result, the band broke up by 1979, though members scattered to form such groups as Metal Boys, A Doctor Mix And The Remix, and A Desperados.

Métal Urbain - L'Age d'Or (1985)

01 Hystérie Connective
02 Ghetto
03 Clé de Contact [Original Single Mix]
04 Lady Coca Cola
05 Panik
06 Futurama
07 Paris Maquis [Original Single Mix for LP Version]
08 Pop Poubelle
09 50/50
10 Anarchie au Palace
11 E 202
12 Numero Zero
13 Colt 45 [Live in 1980 as Metal Boys]
14 Clé de Contact [Live 11/78]
15 Lady Coke [Live 11/78]
16 No Fun
17 Metal Urbain
18 Anarchie en France
19 Hystérie Connective [Mix 2]
20 Atlantis
21 Créve Salope [1982 Remix]
22 Snuff Movie [1982 Remix]
23 Ultra Violence
24 Tango Sudiste

Combines all the studio tracks from Metal Urbain's three singles, plus live material, tracks from demonstration tapes, and posthumous remixes. Being a singles band, it is difficult to imagine sitting through two LPs worth of Metal Urbain, though as a historical compendium, L'age D'or is an essential document of one of the most innovative punk rock groups. Released on compact disc and double LP by Fan Club in 1985.


Métal Urbain - Anarchy In Paris (2004)
01 Panik
02 Paris Maquis
03 Hystérie Connective
04 Lady Coca Cola
05 Clé de Contact
06 Pop Poubelle
07 Fugue for a Darkening Island
08 Ghetto Schwartz
09 Ultra Violence
10 Futurama
11 Snuff Movie
12 Numéro Zero
13 50/50
14 Atlantis
15 Anarchie au Palace
16 E 202
17 Crève Salope
18 Hystérie Connective [Early Version]
19 Colt 45
20 Train
21 Sweet Marilyn
22 Little Girl of Love
23 Tango Sudiste
24 Panik

Anarchy in Paris! is a compilation of the essential 1970s material by France's only punk band to get it — and perhaps the only real French punk band ever. Metal Urbain were the forerunners of post-punk with their nut-job blend of blasting guitars, an over-torqued synth made to sound like a drum machine, and screaming, cheap synth lines marrying everything from the Stooges to Metal Machine Music to early Roxy Music to Eno's "Baby's on Fire" to Suicide's rock craziness. The Jesus and Mary Chain claimed them as an influence, and so did Steve Albini, and Rough Trade launched its label with a Metal Urbain single, yet they remain a myth, and a little-known one at that. Little may be changed by the issue of their complete output on one CD — with lots of unreleased and alternate tracks — but the quality is here. This is still noisy, messed-up, angular, in-your-face blasting, visceral punk — and in French! There are 24 tracks here containing the singles and the band's single long-player. None of the Metal Boys or Doctor Mix & the Remix material is here, as it came after the demise of Metal Urbain. There is little to say about this music except that unlike a lot of their contemporaries, Metal Urbain sound positively timely in the 21st century and just plain timeless, period. There is no nostalgia in their sound; they come across as righteously angry and blisteringly rock & roll, while pointing the way for the bands that came after them more so than just about anybody else. Awesome and exhaustive liner notes by Franco-punk historian Jacques Amsellam are provided, with lots of cool pictures, as well as complete lineup and discographical information. Fans of Wire's Pink Flag will dig this. Fans of the Stooges and 1970s Lou Reed or the Normal will, too. Actually, anybody who claims to like punk rock, historic or current, should appreciate this, not as an historical document, but as something dangerous, beautiful, vile, and necessary. - AMG


Metal Boys
Métal Urbain was scandalously ignored within our frontiers. They were the first authentic punk band to jettison guitars and make extensive usage of synths, they were the first signing, RT001 on Rough Trade’s mythical imprint. Metal Boys is one of their ‘nom de plume’. A change that reflects a time when they faced a confused identity and recorded alongside the English performer, China.

Metal Boys - Tokio Airport (1980)
01 New Malden
02 Parlez Moi d'Argent
03 Carbone 14
04 The Pleasure
05 Cafe Sale
06 Love in Dub
07 Colt 45
08 Commando
09 Hurry Back
10 Tokio Airport
11 Un Petit Peu D'Amour
12 Hidden Track

Tokio Airport stumbles at the first hurdle: lyrics and vocals. As with a lot of post-punk, or ‘avant new-wave’, the Metal Boys’ occasional lapses into lyrical dogmatism are hardly becoming: it’s not the content/context of the lyrics, but the way they’re rendered. Large parts of Tokio Airport are rather gauche, evoking the ‘just-out-of-college’ clumsiness that hamstrung a lot of post-punk artists. You can find a similar cringe-worthiness in the Gang of Four’s well-intentioned-but-slightly-trite class struggle polemic, The Pop Group’s Nietzschean abandon, and the declamatory surface-intent politics of some of the Rough Trade label crew.

But the Metal Boys generally win out on sound. There’s something obdurate about their songs, a completely unyielding fascination with the analog sound processing and the eternal endless pulse of Teutonic technology. “Carbone 14” sounds as future-perfect, yet completely of its age, as the early works of Severed Heads, or the Human League’s The Dignity of Labour EP; in these recordings you can hear DIY tactic grappling with then-modern electronics. The Metal Boys, like their predecessors Métal Urbain, were never rigid about ‘opposing all rock’n’roll’. If their relationship with the Rough Trade label contextualized the band within the feverish non-/anti-rock action of the post-punk collective, Debris and Hurbier were never shy of throwing a monstrous riff into their songs, roughed-up through tinny, overdriven production. The Ramones meets Cabaret Voltaire? Perhaps only for a few songs, like the opening “Colt 45”, but they make for nice jolts of energy among Tokio Airport’s more ruminative instrumentals, and the side-glances at warped pop, cabaret, and various other forms.

Were the Metal Boys prescient? That depends on how you view the tributaries that have run from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Electronic/industrial exploration has been taken up again by acts like Wolf Eyes, the post-punk/disco micro-revolution is being revisited by The Rapture, the itchy guitar non-pop by Erase Errata. But the Metal Boys’ aesthetic was too combinatory to be mimicked or followed, and modern practitioners of this music are too caught up following only one path to interpolate other genres into their constructs. And even if Tokio Airport is much less than perfect, if it falls and loses its way, doesn’t manage to fully transcend its era, it still sounds like little else. - Dusted Magazine



Saturday, January 12, 2008

Various Artists - 1988 - The October Country

Between exoticism and melancholy, dream and nostalgia, autumn lights and shadows and hidden joys, The October Country is the land of delicacy, of sensibility, of elegial lyricism, but with an element of detachment and nonchalance in the appearance and fading of colours, the anxiety of not immediately perceptible things. (from Viva Los Angeles II booklet)

This record was released in July 1988 (that means almost 20 years ago!), on Native Starkman & Son, and contains 8 tracks from 4 L.A. groups. It's the same scene and same time as Viva Los Angeles II compilation, but there are some differences: while Viva LA tried to present the wider selection possible, October Country concentrated in four only bands, fairly new at the time, with a similar approach. That means that you should expect an atmospheric, passionate music, with touches of 4AD and dark wave (LA style). The concept goes beyond this: Philip Drucker is responsible for this album, as he chose the bands and he produced the tracks of it. To emphasize on the unity of the music contained here, at the back cover are only the titles of the tracks, while on the front are only the names of the bands (no mention of Philip Drucker either!). This caused a minor confusion, as in the KZSU's excellent database, a Marnie's song is credited to the Soul Brothers and vice versa.
A few words about the bands: Dark Arts are (yes! they still exist) the band of Stephanie Payne, their two tracks presented here are dark diamonds, full of passion and their great first mLP,  A Long Way From Brigadoon , was posted by Mystery Poster. Autumnfair were the group of Thom Fuhrmann (Savage Republic) and Val Haller (Jayne County, Flying Lizards, Lords of the New Church), with a sound closer to 4AD than S.R. Recently Mobilization records released Autumnfair 1986-1989 CD, which contains remastered version of their sole release and other tracks. As for Marnie you can read here (and listen to "Songs Hurt Me") and, if anyone's interested, there's a lengthy feature on her first LP here where you can view some photographs of my family as well (yes! I'm shamelesly promoting my blog!). I'll add that here are early versions of "The Courtesan" (instrumental version) and "Shanghai My Heart", which later appeared in her "Songs Hurt Me" LP (the Courtesan with vocals) and are, in fact her first recordings as a solo artist. The Soul Brothers are really brothers and they were the "veterans" of the 4 bands: they had already released three cassettes before "October Country". Their output varies enough (from radio collages to SST heaviness) to forbid putting any tag on their music. The tracks compiled here remind me the Insight bands (Glorius Din, Spahn Ranch) - just another proof of the concept thing: both of them were from their "we were rhythm gods" cassette, but they re-recorded them for this album.
If you want a conclusion, this is a fine dark, melancholic and seductive record. 

a1 Dark Arts - Egeria
a2 Marnie - The Courtesan
a3 Marnie - Shanghai My Heart
a4 Autumn Fair - Naomi
b1 Dark Arts - These Are Made Of Love
b2 Soul Brothers - Tuesday Morning
b3 Soul Brothers - I Buried Paul
b4 Autumn Fair - Black Spring

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P.S. - Savage Republic will be in Greece Jan. 18 (Athens) and 19 (Thessaloniki), begining their short European tour.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Tindersticks - 1993 - Tindersticks

A thrilling, revelatory debut, Tindersticks is a chamber pop masterpiece of romantic elegance and gutter debauchery. Within the framework of a remarkably consistent and mesmerizingly dank atmosphere, the group covers a stunning amount of ground -- "Her" is a crashing flamenco number, "The Walt Blues" is a tipsy organ instrumental, and "Paco de Renaldo's Dream" is an impenetrable cinematic monologue punctuated by subdued guitars, pianos, and strings. Stuart Staples' bacchanalian songs are obsessed with fluids, both bodily ("Blood," "Jism") and otherwise ("Nectar," "Whiskey and Water," "Raindrops"); no topic is too personal or too disturbing -- "Piano Song" is frightening in its callousness, while "City Sickness" is an unflinching examination of emotional and physical desperation. Fascinatingly constructed and strikingly ambitious, Tindersticks is insidiously labyrinthine: the music speaks softly but carries tremendous weight, and its hold grows more and more unbreakable with each listen.

by Jason Ankeny , AMG

watch them live here

download it here :
part 1 ~ part 2

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fad Gadget - 1980 - Fireside Favourites

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The early eighties saw the emergence of the electronic/dance phenomenon in Europe. At the forefront of this movement were four names: Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League, The Normal, and Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey). Tovey released his first single Back to Nature in 1979 and was the first signing to Daniel Millers Mute label. Miller (as The Normal) had previously put out his own composition T.V.O.D. c/w Warm Leatherette and was thinking of starting a label when he met Tovey. As Fad Gadget Tovey played solo with a drum machine and synthesizer confusing audiences at the time used to the standard rock format. Now, obviously, the scene is radically different with electronic sounds and beat boxes being the norm.

His name is quoted by Depeche Mode and Erasures Vince Clark as a major inspiration and the influence of Tovey's early experiments in electronic music can be heard in the likes of the Pet Shop Boys, New Order and all the Techno/Dance Bands of the 90s. The main characteristic of Tovey's work that distinguished him from his contempories and his followers was the quality of his lyrics. Not satisfied with singing pseudo science fiction (a la Gary Numan) or crass love songs, Tovey developed a style more akin to Dylan or Lou Reed, his black humour often confusing the punters at the time more interested in style than content.

His songs 'spoke of the diseases and fears poorly hidden from view. They spoke for and against the little man, the ubiquitous civilian bewildered by the speed of events threatening to sweep him up or leave him behind. And they spoke in a variety of voices: dead pan, severe, sardonic, satirical and, finally, disarmingly sincere....' -Biba Kopf '91

Imagewise Tovey never played the pretty pop singer role preferring to be photographed by Anton Corbin covered from head to toe in shaving foam or tarred and feathered. His stage shows have often been mad acrobatic events. Where most performers remain untouchable he would purposely goad an audience, sometimes somersaulting from the stage (before stage diving became an international sport), like a latter-day cockney version of Iggy Pop his audience passing him around above their heads before depositing him back on the stage and screaming for more.

After four critically acclaimed albums Tovey dropped the Fad Gadget tag and continued to make albums for Mute under his own name. Throughout his career he has influenced and been influenced by many styles, mixing electronics with rock, punk, folk, and dance music. This has inevitably made it hard to pin him down. His last two albums, for instance, featured an electric banjo which he had custom built for Paul Rodden a member of his previous touring band The Pyros. Tovey has continually toured Europe and has over the years built up strong fan base who flock to see his shows never knowing what to expect this time but always leaving stunned by his performance.

The mark of a talented artist is there for all to hear in the ten albums he has created. All challenging musically, all intriguing in their lyrical content. Fad Gadget has recently come out of semi-retirement and done his first performance in six years for Elektrofest 2001 at the Mean Fiddler, London. The eagerly awaited show has left people wanting more. 'It's about time electronic music comes back to something more organic, soulful and powerful, but at the same time meaningful and songorientated.' - aquaplaning, Festival de Musique Electroniques 2001Latest news is that Fad Gadget will be realising a Best of album and will support Depeche Mode on their Exiter Tour in Europe beginning September 2001.

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Fad Gadget - 1980 - Fireside Favourites

Monday, January 7, 2008

We’re Late For Class - A Collection [2008]

A Collection (2008) We're Late For Class
One of the band members of We’re Late For Class asked me to give this album some attention, witch I do whit pleasure.

We’re Late For Class is a college band with rotating members who play a kind of music I label as Alternative, Improvising but the terms Psychedelic and Ambient also came to my mind.
And I must say that I like this album very, very much, smooth playing, very likable…

20 posts on their blog so far and the latest post is this best of album, all free downloads provided by We’re Late For Class so there is more you can get from them, all no commercial stuff and only available on the blogsphere.

A quote from their latest post; A greatest hits? Are you guys kidding? Well... sorta. It's just that with 19 posts of original, improvised music (and a Faust cover), who in their right mind is going to weed through it all to hear what we're up to? Certainly not you! So, for those curious about stoned improvisors who give away their music, here are some of our more tolerable jams.
You can read more HERE

Track list;
01 It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
02 Burden Bearers (of Aristocracy)
03 (Hand Me That) Revolutionary Coat
04 (Another) Summer of Heigel
05 Theme To John Carpenter's King Heroin
06 Blunt Force Trauma (Unit)
07 Fukhausen (Excerpt)
08 Tommy Reese's DTs (Relapse)
09 A Buoy, 40 Yards Out
10 Final Moments of Barry Cowsill (Redux 4)

Free downloads from;

Style; Alternative, Improvising

BTW. Very nice cover art…

V.A. - We’re All Normal And We Want Our Freedom

We’re All Normal And We Want Our Freedom
A Tribute To Arthur Lee & Love

Tracks :
1 Emotions – Peter Principle
(from the album : Love)
2 Willow Willow – Eggs
(from the album : Out Here)
3 Robert Montgomery – Urge Overkill
(from the album : Four Sail)
4 Message To Pretty – David Kilgour & Martin Phillipps
(from the album : Love)
5 Dream - Johnson
(from the album : Four Sail)
6 Alone Again Or - Gobblehoof
(from the album : Forever Changes)
7 Which Witch Is Witch - Hypnolovewheel
(from the album : Reel to Real)
8 Que Vida ! – Uncle Wiggly
(from the album : Da Capo)
9 Keep On Shine In – Diesel Meat
(from the album : False Start)
10 Softly To Me – The Gamma Rays
(from the album : Love)
11 She Comes in Colours – Mad Scene
(from the album : Da Capo)
12 No Matter What You Do – Love Battery
(from the album : Love)
13 Car Lights On In The Daytime Blues – The Jetty
(from the album : Out Here)
14 My Flash On You – Fly Ashtray
(from the album : Love)
15 Signed D.C. – The Deer Team
(from the album : Love)
16 Bummer In The Summer – Smack Dab
(from the album : Forever Changes)
17 I’m Down – HP Zinker
(from the album : Out Here)
18 Stand Out – Das Damen
(from the album : Out Here)
19 Between Clark And Hilldale – Teenage Fanclub
(from the album : Forever Changes)
20 Can’t Explain - Trycycle
(from the album : Love)
21 You Are Something – Television Personalities
(from the album : Out Here)

Named after a key line in Arthur Lee's "The Red Telephone" (itself a steal from the then-fashionable play Marat/Sade, also parodied by the Bonzo Dog Band in their freakout classic "We Are Normal"), the extremely uneven Love tribute We're All Normal and We Want Our Freedom at least sidesteps the common tribute band malady of songs that sound like the original versions, only not quite as good. Nearly all 21 bands on the compilation interpret Lee's songs in their own styles, a good thing since a band probably couldn't sound like Love's unique blend of hard rock and easy listening if they tried. The tracks by Teenage Fanclub, the Television Personalities, Eggs, and especially David Kilgour and Martin Phillips' sublime reading of "A Message to Pretty" are all excellent. They're not a patch on the originals, of course, but they show what can happen when a good band and an interesting cover come together.
~by Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

"Someone said that money can't buy me love, and this proves it.
This album is one of the greatest honors besides my mother Agnes Lee birthing me into the world. Here are 21 songs, written by the group Love and done by other artists, thanks to Sloan Johnson, as a tribute to my music. Thanks you all."

Sincerely yours...Love
Arthur Lee

@ 224 + covers :

Thanks luc for this one !!!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Days Of Sorrow

Days Of Sorrow - 1984 - Remembering The Days (ep)


Days Of Sorrow - 1986 - Thousand Faces (ep)

Label: Rough Trade Germany
Catalog#: RTD 024 T
Format: Vinyl, 12"

Country: Germany
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Minimal

Sorry for the lack of info guys. ..couldn't find anything more.

Very good stuff anyway...

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Doctors Of Madness

Doctors Of Madness were a British protopunk rock band formed in 1974 in a cellar in Brixton, south London by the composer and lead singer/guitarist Richard Strange, known as ‘Kid’ Strange. Active as a recording and touring band until late 1978, they found mainly cult level success and recognition that was not enough to sustain them, but they were later cited as a pivotal influence on the early British punk rock movement .

To provide a platform for his musical ideas and compositions analysing urban neurosis and systems of control; Strange joined forces with Urban Blitz (electric violin, baritone violectra and lead guitar) Stoner (vocals, bass guitar) and Peter DiLemma (vocals, drums) to provide the acclaimed critical link between the early 70’s progressive rock and glam rock of David Bowie and Roxy Music, and the later 70’s punk rock of the Sex Pistols and The Clash. Doctors of Madness cited Velvet Underground and writer William Burroughs as major influences on their music.

Doctors of Madness toured extensively in Great Britain and in continental Europe; gigging in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden.

Doctors of Madness stage shows incorporated costumes, make-up, projected backdrop images, smoke, strobe lights and theatrical spot-lighting and also taped sound effects. Stage props were occasionally used.

Between 1975 and 1977, Doctors of Madness recorded three albums for Polydor records - ‘Late Night Movies, All Night Brainstorms’ produced by John Punter, ‘Figments of Emancipation’recorded at Abbey Road studios with producer John Leckie, and ‘Sons of Survival’.

A posthumous compilation ‘Revisionism’ was released in 1981, the band having split in late 1978.

A single, 'Bulletin' backed by 'Waiting' was released in 1977.

During 1978 the Doctors of Madness line-up briefly included singer Dave Vanian of Punk rock band The Damned, who had recently split.

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posted by pj

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Figments Of Emancipation
Sons Of Survival

Friday, January 4, 2008

Absolute Body Control - Eat This (1980-84)

1 Clouds (3:59)
2 Melting Away (2:40)

3 Faceless (2:43)

4 Love At The First Sight (2:53)

5 Eat This (2:25)

6 A Broken Dream (3:17)

7 What Is The Disease? (3:10)

8 Arabesque (2:42)

9 Automatic (3:51)

10 Lonely This Christmas (3:54)

11 Is There An Exit? (Live) (4:27)

12 I Am Leaving (Live) (4:54)

Absolute Body Control was formed early 1980 by :
Dirk Ivens (synth and voice) and joined by Mark De Jonghe (synths)
and Veerle De Schepper (backing vocals).

After the single "Is There An Exit?", which became a local culthit, Mark left the band, but his place was already taken by Eric Van Wonterghem.
Absolute Body Control was one of the first active belgian electronic bands on stage and the next three years they appeared on many compilations worldwide. In 1984, Dirk became the founder of 'The klinik' and is active as 'Dive' and 'Sonar'. Eric has his own project 'Monolith', but is also involved in the 'Sonar' project.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Passions

The Passions - 1980 - Michael And Miranda

The Passions were a post-punk band formed by guitarist/vocalist Barbara Gogan, bassist Claire Bidwell, drummer Richard Williams, vocalist Mitch Barker, and guitarist Clive Temperley. Prior to forming in 1978, most of the members had spent time in other groups. Most notably, Temperley was an ex-101'er, and Williams was in Prag Vec precursors the Derelicts. The Passions debuted in March of 1979 with the Needles and Pins single on Soho, which helped them gain a contract with Fiction, home of the Cure. A year passed between the release of the single and Michael and Miranda, the band's debut LP. Another single and a pair of trips to the BBC studios for recording sessions preceded the release of their highest charting song, "I'm in Love With a German Film Star," which hit number 25 on the U.K. pop chart during the winter of 1981. At some point prior to its release, Bidwell and Barker had exited (the former to join the Wall), and David Agar took over on bass.

The Passions - 1981 - Thirty Thousand Feet Over China

The band's second album, 30,000 Feet Over China, was released in August 1981. Something of a split between a compilation and a new record, the LP collected a number of previously released A-sides and added several new recordings. Temperley was out by the end of the year and was replaced by Kevin Armstrong, who had played previously with Local Heroes. The group also added a keyboard player by the name of Jeff Smith, who had played with Lene Lovich. Following another pair of singles, the LP Sanctuary saw the light of day in September of 1982. Shortly after that, the band dissolved. Gogan popped up again in 1998 when she released Made on Earth, a record made with experimentalist Hector Zazou.
~by Andy Kellman, AMG

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Closer - 1998 - In The Market

Greek alternative/indie rock band
(very popular in Greece nowadays)

Band Members
John Ververis (guitar)
Vag (bass, vocals)
Andreas Pappas (vocals)
Andreas Ioannou (guitar)
Thanos Michailides (drums)
Vasso Nikolopoulou (violin)

Fly In The Milk (Studio II) 1996 - 7"
In The Market (Studio II) 1998 LP
Universe (Chrysalis/EMI) 1999 EP
Suddenly Comes... (Chrysalis/EMI) 2000 LP
Mystery Falls Down (Chrysalis/EMI) 2000 EP
Closer (EMI)2006 LP

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Alesia Cosmos - 1985 - Aeroproducts

Line up :
Marie-berthe Servier (ch)
Pascal Holtzer (gu & Sy)

Bruno De Chenerilles (gu & Sy)

French minimal /new wave

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

White Glove Test - 1989 - Leap

Although part of the mid & late 80's Los Angeles music scene, (well presented in the blogland the last 15 months), White Glove Test have a different sound. Maybe that's why they seem to have sunk in oblivion : very few mentions of them, even with 2 LPs in their credit (1986's Look and 1989s Leap), two of the most notable members of the scene in the production (Philip Drucker of Savage Republic/17 Pygmies and Vitus Matare of the Last) and Beth Thompson and Courtney Davies of Fourwaycross on vocals and flute respectively. The descriptions I've found are not very helpful and vary from "punky avant psyche" to "80s alterna-rock with a sly fiddle".
The truth is that "Leap" is a bit difficult to be categorised.
Title track (a tight rocker) and 'Poignant' could be (more poppier) Slovenly's songs, while 'Between the Oars' and 'Worshipping Boys', remind me of another California band of the era, the Downsiders with their lysergic guitars. 'Lisa' with the beautiful violin of Annette Taupier shows their R.E.M. influences, while 'Moment' starts in 4AD style and continues in the R.E.M tradition. 'All and Everything' has the sound of the Brittish bands of the era, and the closing track 'Every Day' seems like a psychier Husker Du.
'Leap' ain't no masterpiece, but it sure has some wonderful moments to offer. As for White Glove Test, to tell you the truth I don't know where they intend to go, as they didn't manage to get an totally personal sound, but they surely had the potentials to do it, if they'd continued.

Their connections with Philip Drucker continue until nowadays: Jeff Brennemen and Tony Davis (as well as Dirk Doucette - a WGT member, not on Leap) are now members of 17 Pygmies (which, by the way, have a new -very 60's- record out, as "The 17th Pygmy" by the title of "Ballade Of Tristram's Last Harping")

White Glove Test- Jeff Brenneman, Ken Wait, Patrick Monnin, Tony Davis
Leap (LP, Fundamental SAVE 81, 1989) Leap/Between the Oars/The Worshipping Boys/Poignant/Lisa//Bycycle/Pandoras Song/All and Everything/Moment/Every Day
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V.A. - Return of the Batcave vol. 1 cd1

01 1919 - Crywolf
02 Action Pact ! - Gothic Party Time
03 Alien Sex Fiend - RIP
04 All About Eve - D For Desire
05 Ausgang - Here It Comes
06 Balaam And The Angel - Two Into One
07 Bauhaus - God In An Alcove
08 Blood And Roses - Enough Is Never Enough
09 Charge - Ugly Shadows
10 The Damned - Edward The Bear
11 Dancing Did - Bagder Boys
12 Danse Society - Hide
13 The Dark - Masque
14 Death Cult - Gods Zoo
15 Feud - Witchtrial
16 Furyo - Opera In The Air
17 Gene Loves Jezebel - So Young
18 In Excelsis - Carnival Of The Gullible
19 Leitmotiv - Architect

V.A. - Return of the Batcave vol. 1 cd2
01 Party Day - Atoms
02 Play Dead - Final Epitaph
03 Pneumania - Exhibition
04 Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Monkey's On Juice
05 Ritual - Mind Disease
06 Rubella Ballet - Tangled Web
07 Sexbeat - Sexbeat
08 Sex Gang Children - Barbarossa
09 Skeletal Family - So Sure
10 Southern Death Cult - Moya
11 Specimen - Returning From A Journey
12 Theatre Of Hate - Black Madonna
13 Twisted Nerve - Medusa
14 UK Decay - Dresden
15 Vex - World In Action
16 Virgin Prunes - Pagan Lovesong
17 Vital Sines - Rhythm Of The Dark
18 X-ray Spex - Bondage Up Yours
19 Zero Le Creche - Last Year's Wife

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01 13th Chime - Cursed
02 Actifed - Innocent
03 Altered States - Is Anyone Out There
04 Anorexic Dread - Tracey's Burning
05 Beast - Empire (1980)
06 Blitz - Acolyle
07 Bone Orchard - I'm Boned (Boneabilly Party)
08 Busaras, Dave-Id - Trapped In A Web
09 Chameleons - Tears
10 Crisis - Alienation
11 The Cult - Spanish Gold
12 The Cure - Mr. Pink Eyes
13 Daemon Preacher - Little Miss Perfect
14 Every New Dead Ghost - Visions
15 Gene Syndrome - Paper Dolls
16 The Glove - Mouth To Mouth
17 Hagar The Womb - Idolization
18 Hysteria - Tears Of Wax
19 Joy Division - Ice Age
20 Killing Joke - Follow The Leaders
21 Kindergarten - Double Standards

V.A. - Return of the Batcave vol. 2 cd2
01 Libitina - Gothic People
02 Living In Texas - Tumbling Values
03 Lost Loved Ones - Raise The Flag
04 March Violets - Lights Go Out (Peel session)
05 Marionettes - Like Christabel
06 New Model Army - Running
07 Nightmares In Wax - Black Leather
08 The Pack - Heathen
09 Panic Button - Malya Neva
10 Second Coming - I Gave You Everything
11 Siouxsie And The Banshees - Make Up The Break
12 Sisters Of Mercy - Dominion (short version)
13 Smartpils - No Good No Evil
14 Smiths - Handsome Devil
15 Spizzenergi - Amnesia
16 Tones On Tail - Christian Says
17 UK Subs - Waiting For The Man
18 The Veil - Sway
19 Vendemmian - The Passing Of Remoteness
20 Zombina And The Skeletons - Ape Man

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01 Adams Family - Not Me
02 Angels In Aspic - Just Some Kind Of Groovy Mayhem
03 Ausgang-A-Go-Go - Tumbleweed
04 Basta Roc - Monument
05 Bomb Party - Harry The Babysitter
06 Brigandage - Hide And Seek
07 Car Crash Intl. - Crash
08 Cold Dance - Then And Now
09 Crawling Chaos - Sex Machine
10 Dawn After Dark - Crystal High
11 Diatribe - Stop Dancing
12 Easy Cure - Need Myself
13 The Factory - Hold Out
14 Fear Of Darkness - The Virgin Land
15 Fields Of The Nephilim - Volcane (Mr. Jealousy Has Returned)
16 The Fifteenth - She Isis
17 Flowers For Agatha - The Freedom curse
18 In Camera - Final Achievement
19 Into A Circle - Tender Skin
20 Look Back In Anger - Torment

V.A. - Return of the Batcave vol. 3 cd2
01 The Membranes - New Blood for Young Skulls
02 The Mission (UK) - Severina
03 Month Of Sundays - The Kiss of Death
04 Nervous Choir - O David
05 Paranoia - Graveyard Of hell
06 Patti Palladin - The Nuns New Clothes
07 Playground - Violence
08 Poison Girls - Bully Boys
09 Product - Cream
10 Rebel Christening - Tribal Eye
11 Screaming Dead - Paint It Black
12 Screaming Trees - Incinerator
13 Seventh Seance - The Incision
14 Andi Sex Gang with Marc Almond - The Hungry Years
15 Silent Scream - Handstands
16 Sins Of The Flesh - In The Image Of Torture
17 Stunt Kites - Betty's Lament
18 Turkey Bones And The Wild Dogs - Shake
19 Unity Station - It's Perfect
20 Zor Gabor - Tightrope

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