Thursday, 3 April 2014

The A-Bones - World's Greatest Sinner - Giant Claw Records GCS-010 7"







First new upload in nearly a year. What a lazy bastard I am. I'll be sticking more new stuff up as I work my way through my record collection, but I don't have that much free time these days so it'll be drip, drip. I'll also be upgrading past postings. I bought a record cleaner and have worked my way through all my sevens, so I'll be rerecording everything. Glutton for punishment.

Here are The A-Bones on Australia's imperious Giant Claw records. It's on lovely, garish vinyl, and it's pretty much what you'd expect from an A-Bones. Special guest stars on each side: Timothy Carey on the A, Peter Holsapple on the B. It's all good.

Enjoy.

The A-Bones - World's Greatest Sinner - Giant Claw Records GCS-010 7". FLAC

The A-Bones - World's Greatest Sinner - Giant Claw Records GCS-010 7". MP3 320

Monday, 31 March 2014

UPGRADE - The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025.

This post has been upgraded so the tracks are now available as newly re-recorded FLAC or MP3 320 files.

I was fortunate enough to see this German surf band supporting The Phantom Surfers at The Frat Shack in Euston Station, London. I hadn't heard them before that night and it's fair to say they blew me away with how good they were. They wore costumes as well. Costume-based surf bands are The Best. Enjoy.

The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025. FLAC

The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025. MP3-320

UPGRADE - The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3.

This post has been upgraded so the tracks are now available as newly re-recorded FLAC or MP3 320 files.

One of a billion bands called The Astronauts, this bunch were from Germany, are still going, and are fantastic. They also play beautifully raw surf music. I saw them the day after Kurt Cobain died, supporting The Phantom Surfers in the cavernous but tiny nightclub built into the frontage of Euston railway station in London. (Out of Marks and Spencers, towards Euston Road, on the left and upstairs. I think it's an okay-for-London Fullers pub now). They wore space-men outfits and were super tight. I regret not interviewing them, but I was a. excited about seeing The Phantom Surfers for the first time and b. too drunk.

The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3. FLAC files

The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3. MP3 files

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Tav Falco's Panther Burns - Behind The Magnolia Curtain - Fan Club Records LP FC 029

Yaha! I thought I'd done this. In an attempt to get something, anything posted, I've upped some half-finished drafts 'behind the scenes' here at Camp All I Want. Here's Tav Falco's debut LP, an early reissue on France's part-revered, part-reviled Fan Club Records. Tav's been having a bit of a renaissance of late. Look out for him, he may be playing a town near you. There's a touch of the Chaplins about Tav in that picture. Anyhow, if you like your Memphis-style rock and roll you'll probably like this one. This one is for Anonymous. Enjoy.

Tav Falco's Panther Burns - Behind The Magnolia Curtain - Fan Club Records LP FC 029.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Thee Headcoats - Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It's Thee Headcoats! (Already). Sub Pop Germany LP SP 6/119.


Billy Childish's fourth 'proper band' (preceded by Pop Rivits, Milkshakes, Mighty Caesars) and possibly his most prolific. It was certainly a busy time for the Medway-based Renaissance man with singles being released at wallet-sapping speed from all four corners of the globe. According to their Wiki page, this was their fifth LP release out of around 26. Grunnen Rocks makes it Long Player number four. Not that any of it matters, of course. This was the band's first release on the Sub Pop label and there was even a la-di-da video made for Girl of Matches (actually, it was appropriately-low budget), alongside this specially-commissioned Daniel Clowes cover. It's Billy and the boys at their garage rock finest. This one is for Anonymous. Enjoy. (Oh, and if anybody cares to share the awful dance record made by Steve Fisk which either featured or sampled Mr. Childish please get in touch. I've not heard it since it permanently split my sides one painful day in Eastern Bloc records).

Thee Headcoats - Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It's Thee Headcoats! (Already). Sub Pop Germany LP SP 6/119.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Captain 9's & the Knickerbocker Trio - Scum of the Earth. Rip Off LP. Rip Off #12.


I have no idea what Greg Lowery was thinking when he released this mix of early out-of-print material and unreleased cuts from Captain 9's. The sound at times resembles 80s shambling bands, at other times, badly-recorded amateurish punk. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. The record itself is too schizophrenic to hold together as a coherent twelve-incher. This one is for industrialnorth. Enjoy.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Oblivians - Blow Their Cool - Estrus Records 7" ES756.



If I were following the script I'd have posted the Captain 9's LP, but I need to have a proper listen to them and decide what I'm going to write. Instead, I've jumped forward to this upload for Phil Gordon. It's topical, anyway. Oblivians have a new record out on In The Red. It's called Desperation and has been in the works for about a billion years, if not more. I suggest you buy it. It's good. Especially the cover of Stephanie McDee's bonkers Zydeco track, Call The Police.

What we have here is the band's Estrus Crust release from 1994. From what I can work out, the songs on this release were never reissued and have never appeared on CD. If that's wrong I'm sure one of you smart-arse fuckers will soon put me right. Coming next, Captain 9's & The Knickerbocker Trio. In the meantime, enjoy.

Oblivians - Blow Their Cool - Estrus Records 7" ES756.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Supersuckers - Like A Big Fucking Train. Sub Pop Records 7". SP125.


Our fourth Supersuckers upload and their earliest release on Sub Pop features them at their fastest. This EP features five tracks: Luck, I Say Fuck, Caliente, Retarded Bill and Four Stroke. Each is catchy enough to have supported a single on their own. This one is for badfoot9. Enjoy.

Supersuckers - Like A Big Fucking Train. Sub Pop Records 7". SP125.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Sunday, 2 June 2013

The Mortals - Disintegration - Estrus Records 7" - ES719.


A way back when Estrus release. The Mortals fitted into the early Estrus taste for big, powerful, MC5-influenced rockers. They released three long players on Estrus, the first of which, Ritual Dimensions of Sound is likely to turn up here at some point. This one's for 'Anonymous'. Enjoy.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Rip-Offs - Make Up Your Mind - Rip Off Records 7" #004.


Second single from The Rip-Offs and Greg Lowery had decided to spring for a printed back cover this time.  Flip side 'Wild Jane' is the undoubted star of this release. This one is for Matt. Enjoy.

The Rip-Offs - Make Up Your Mind - Rip Off Records 7" #004.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

What'll You Have?


Although I've not posted much (at all) lately, I have continued to make digital copies of my lovely, lovely vinyl. Here's the stuff that's ready to go. There's at least as much being prepared. Have a look at the list above (click on the image to enlarge it) and, if there's anything you fancy, post a comment to say so and I'll upload it in June. Flaming June. Enjoy.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Impala - Play R&B Favorites - Estrus Records EP - ES793.


So, who was to know that Mad Mummies March would be followed by Apathetic April? Not me. Anyhow, many things conspired to keep me away from this blog, (none of them worth mentioning), but I'm now back in the saddle and raring to go.
Impala are one of the very few bands I never saw live who I dearly would have loved to. Right from back in the day when they shared a split cassette release with The Oblivians (Come on, somebody out there must have made a digital copy of that. I know The Oblivians side had a limited release on Goner, but radio silence on the Impala front) they've been quality. If you've not heard them before they play great, non-surf instrumentals. The type of swinging beat favoured by 'groovy' teens in early, garishly-coloured US sitcoms. Actually, that makes them sound more cliched than they actually are. They're a great listen. Enjoy.

Impala - Play R&B Favorites - Estrus Records EP - ES793.

Monday, 8 April 2013

The Saturn V featuring Orbit - Behind Closed Doors At A Recording Studio - Big Ben Records EP BB-500.



Hey! Hey! Hey! Blogger chums, here's a single by the Saturn V featuring Orbit. Pretty good stuff if you like your rock to be frat, a la Fortune and Maltese. This was one of four 7" singles they released. I'll hopefully share them all with you over the passage of time. The biggest shame about this combo, which featured Johnny Bartlett from The Phantom Surfers and The King of Power Pop, Chris Von Sneidern, along with our titular hero, Orbit (whose real name is lost to the mists of time), is that they never issued a proper vinyl LP. There were two unique CD-released long players from Big Ben Records, as well as a mini-CDR jobby that compiled the singles and was sold at gigs, but no vinyl.

As with all the truly great records, there's plenty for you to read - the insert and the back sleeve are festooned with some of my very favourite words placed in a mind-bogglingly unique sequence. The back cover also features the band posing on what should, going by the thrust of the sleeve notes and the concept of the release, be a street in Swinging London. Except it's not, it's somewhere much more special.

Enjoy.

The Saturn V featuring Orbit - Behind Closed Doors At A Recording Studio - Big Ben Records EP BB-500.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Meanwhile, in other news. Future Primitives, Ugly Motors, Dick et les Espions, Bandcamp et al.


Just to prove that we are aware of what's going on Right Now, here are three releases that can be picked up mainly for free. Two are from 2013. The third is from a long while back, but we don't discriminate here at All I Want. I'll also make no comment other than recommending them all. They'll not all be everybody's cup of tea but at least you can sample them for free.

This is also where you come in. I'd welcome any recommendations of stuff on Bandcamp, or anywhere else for that matter, although I'm not on Facebook. You read the blog, you download the records, I hope you have an idea of my tastes, please recommend stuff. Bands and labels in particular. I can't keep up so it would be a welcome intervention. Enjoy.








Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Mummies - Running On Empty - Volume One. Estrus LP ES 94016.



It's March 31st, so this is the final upload for Mad Mummies March. I didn't quite get to the end of the Mummies-related uploads, so there will be other Mummies uploads as and when. For now, here's an after the fact 'Greatest Hits Volume One'. Side Two is a live recording and as with other live recordings on vinyl I've left it as one track. If you want to separate it out into its individual components then go ahead, I promise I won't tell. Back to the usual mix up in April. In the meantime... Enjoy.

The Mummies - Running On Empty - Volume One. Estrus LP ES 94016.

Friday, 29 March 2013

The Mummies - Out Of Our Tree - Estrus 7". ES79.



From the time The Mummies put some thought into what they were issuing. Putting out a limited release on a Tacoma Washington label? Then look no further than two respectful but appropriate covers of a much feted local act. Here, they record two hits by The Wailers. The first, Out Of Our Tree, is a typical garage stomper. It's flip, Tall Cool One, an instrumental. Great stuff. Mad Mummies March is almost over; final release will be on Sunday night. Enjoy.

The Mummies - Out Of Our Tree - Estrus 7". ES79.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Die Mummies - Party At Steve's House - Pin-Up Records LP Pin Up 94012.


The most blatant manifestation of the 'Euro Mummies', this LP on Germany's Pin-Up Records has never been released on CD or made available for official download. It's by no means perfect. The band sound bored, louche even, and the choice of covers is as poor as the decision to try to make this sound like a live LP by dubbing in crowd sounds between each track.

The introduction of saxaphone on some tracks provides a new spin on The Mummies' schtick, but it's undermined by the overall laziness of this release. Compare this with Never Been Caught to see what I mean.

Enjoy.

Die Mummies - Party At Steve's House - Pin-Up Records LP Pin Up 94012.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The Mummies - Never Been Caught - Telstar LP TR005.


Upwards and onwards with Mad Mummies March. If you've never heard this before WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??? This is one of my 'Desert Island Discs' records, great songs, great 'shitty' production and a sleeve that would draw in even the most jaded of hipsters. What can I say? If you bought the terrible CD remaster, do yourself a favour. Throw it away and download this instead. The Mummies as they were meant to be heard. More every day now until the end of the month. Enjoy.

The Mummies - Never Been Caught - Telstar LP TR005.
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