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.