Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Super K - Recurring Nightmare 7''

This one-off group occurred when Brad Shepherd teamed up with former Hitmen member and fellow flatmate, Clyde Bramley (bass guitar) to record a single "Go Go" / "Recurring Nightmare" (1982).  Followers of this blog have already tasted Brad's previous band (The Fun Things) and may well be wondering "what happened next"?  This single is now very hard to get and will probably never see the light of day in CD or official digital format.  So we may need to make do with a Wired and Wasted conversion.  Better than nothing.

Download Single  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cornflake Zoo - Collected

Garage rock rules in my house and sometimes, one of those bands comes along and presses the right button.  Cornflake Zoo is do just that.  Named after an Andy Ellison song (he was in John's Children), they only put out 3 singles: 'Just A Game', 'Hey Conductor' & 'The End Of The Beginning (Hippie Hill)'.. OK, the last is really an EP but either way - they're output is very limited.  More the pity.  It's also very hard to get, so here you go.

Download (Pick n' Choose)


Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Last - LA Explosion!

The album title is very apt.  This explodes around your ears from beginning to end.  It's the remastered version with all the extra tracks.  Can't complain about that.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

The Misunderstood - Before The Dream Faded

A compilation from one of the great psych bands. It's solid and you'll find yourself uncontrollably chasing down their LP's.  Well worth it.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lime Spiders - Beethoven's Fist

The third album (for those that like this band), has always been hard to get.  It really had minimal exposure on release so fans missed it way back when.  By now, they may have given up on it - but worry not erstwhile W&W followers - here it is.  You probably won't rate it as highly as their previous output, but a band as good as this will still knock you over.

Download Album

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Intoxica - Collected

Intoxica are an Aussie band and they play dirty Rock n' Roll.  OK, some will be quick to dub them as Psychobilly.  Are they wrong, not really.  It would also be cool to call them Garage or Punk or Rockabilly or ...  whatever, they cover all tags (not Rap though - phew!).

Spewing forth from the ashes of The Corpse Grinders in 1987, they have been able to release three albums: 'Self Titled', 'Suburban Roulette' and 'Drag Stripper'.  They're included in this blog entry.  A number of singles have been released - I do not have any of these so the word "collected" is an obvious (intentional) flaw.  However, I do have the first single from the Corpse Grinders and I will blog this later.  Note also that their first LP (Self Titled) was the first release from Shock Records (SHOCK LP 001!!).  Shock are a giant of Australian independent releases.

Check out the covers, they give a hint as to what is contained within.  Sort of like The Cramps - that's the best comparison that I can make.

Download each (or all)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fast Cars - Live Tape (Hot Records)

Released on Hot Records (the hallowed ground of early Ed Kuepper and The Apartments), this was the last output of early Fast Cars.  Absolute killer live release.  No home should be without this.  Geez I used to love these cassette releases - whatever happened to ....

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Fast Cars - Love Child 7''

Released in 1984 on Method Records (where their other singles were released), this sounds like a band hitting their straps.  Which begs the question - how can an Aussie band of this caliber not get the recognition they deserve?  Three great singles - no further interest.  Doesn't make sense.

Download Single

Not convinced, check out their two other singles from 1980/81.