Thursday, 22 March 2012

Seaweed - Bill. Sub Pop 7". SP141

I've got to be honest, my terms of reference for Seaweed are lost in the mists of time. I can't remember what they are. They sound like pop would have sounded if the much touted Grunge revolution had really made one bit of difference, but it didn't so they're kind of in limbo. The flipside in particular is the sound of nothing. The a-side, Bill, makes me think of skater 'dudes' in baseball caps, long shorts and the thing some singers do with the microphone where they hold it in their hand above their head and sing as if somebody has set the mike stand too high. What? It makes sense to me. Enjoy.

Seaweed - Bill. Sub Pop 7". SP141.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Los Marauders - You Make Me Cum In My Pants - Teenbeat 7" No. 82.

Wild, wild rock'n'roll from Los Marauders. With a tempo and rhythm that makes it sound like they're running away from a posse of jealous husbands as they play, this shit is frantic! Best known for the sleazy title track, which features the saxophone stylings of the unknown beatnik, there's also a Twist (vocal) track and the almost out-of-control Wicked Beat. For more of this crazy, crazy band pop over to speak to Mr. Noon at the Nothing But Trash blog where he's posted the band's Teen Beat Long Player and has threatened to up their Estrus release. Do it, Mr. Noon, do it!

Los Marauders - You Make Me Cum In My Pants - Teenbeat 7" No. 82.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Shirt Jac. In The Red Records 7". ITR 007. (Jukebox Series #1).

And so to the Blues Explosion. Blues Explosion! I used to have a bunch of sevens by this gang, but these In The Red jukebox releases were always my favourites. Each is blissfully short and each comes with one of these little Jukebox labels (as did Bassholes Honeyman Records 7") so you can put the single in your own machine (should you be lucky enough to own one). Shirt Jac is the deserved a-side, rattling along at machine gun speed. Latch On is more laconic and bluesy. Enjoy.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Shirt Jac. In The Red Records 7".  ITR 007.  (Jukebox Series #1).

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Oblivians - Call The Shots - Goner EP - 2GONE.

Released before they could afford to add The to their name, this is Oblivians debut vinyl release on Eric Friedl's own Goner Records. They had previously appeared on a split cassette release with fellow Memphis freaks Impala. The Oblivians' tracks from that cassette were later released on Goner LP On The Go, and if anybody could share that I'd be extremely grateful.

As far as I am aware, and please correct me if I'm wrong, these versions of Viet Nam War Blues and Jim Cole are unique to this release. They're both on the Soul Food compilation, but as 'augmented' versions. Viet Nam War Blues has an added piano track and Jim Cole has a subtle wash of organ laid over the original version. They've been George Lucas'd.

I have their Estrus EP lined up for future release and, as far as I can tell, that record also features four 'versions' which have never been reissued or reused in any form. Again, please please please correct me if I'm wrong.

What I really love about this single is the photo of the band. They all look so young and devil-may-care, particularly Mr. Greg Cartwright in his charity shop suit and bow tie. Enjoy.

Oblivians - Call The Shots - Goner EP - 2GONE.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Jackie and the Cedrics - TV Hop. Hillsdale Records 7". HR-21.

More sounds from another one of our 'J' bands. This Tokyo-based bunch of twist and twangers are still with us after a career which has so far lasted around twenty years. This was their third Hillsdale release. Their 1+2 Records double 7" Nine Great Stomps EP was available here in August 2010 and the tracks have just been re-uploaded, as has Tales from Estrus Volume Two which features the band alongside Japanese compatriots American Soul Spiders, The Beyonds and Supersnazz. Enjoy.

Jackie and the Cedrics - TV Hop. Hillsdale Records 7". HR-21.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Die Kreuzen - Pink Flag. Touch & Go Records 7". T&G62.

Another 'loft find'. This was in a pile of seven-inchers I found in a box with a bunch of fanzines, trading cards, Beanie Babies, bus tickets and other useless shit. I gave each of the sevens the once over with this blog in mind and, I'll be honest with you, this is pretty much the only one that made the grade. The rest are going to charity so that somebody else can pick them up and maybe get excited enough to start a stupid blog.

I know pretty much fuck all about Die Kreuzen except for the fact that Albini dug them. I do know that I appreciate a fine Wire cover, and this is one. The flip is a Germs cover. Enjoy.

Die Kreuzen - Pink Flag. Touch & Go Records 7". T&G62.