Sunday, November 28, 2010

CAT MACHINE -Tribe Of The Moon

We now return to you the Cat Machine masters series!On this,their 8th foray into oblivion,Cat Machine was,Ed,Joel,& Tony,with special guests,Vance Burdge,and a sampler.Weird recording techniques,lo-fi and over modulation,the sampler on a seemingly retardo-bot trail of oddness.There is a track named,"Mortville",which is about the magical land in John Water's film,"Desperate Living",and features hilarious samples of Edith Massey as Queen Carlotta."Filth Makin' Filth" is here as well as the always gutbusting,"Turtleduck Tears",written about a bleach blond buzzcut,jewish ,nazi ,skinhead girl we knew.Some of the weirdest moments are in the last few tracks,"Octopus Diaper","Frankenstein Biker",and "Millenium's End",where the sampling just goes berserk on overload!Recorded 11/28/1990,in Joel's room at Cat Machine house.Cover model is Kim Falcon,who usually poses for retro-rockabilly bands,in the 50's style of cheesecake photos.In two files,get both for the full 90 minute meltdown.Really cool sound!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Recorde,mixed,and mastered by G O D ,at W.G.O.D.studios,Thanksgiving day 1995.The band is listed ,thusly:Tom Turkey-guitars & breasts,Scralph-laughing and burping,Flip Step-vocals,crib DBS(the brother and sister team)vox,keyboards,guitars,yams, Doogles-laughing,guitar,legs,Kool Breeze-drums and smokes,Garlic Nuts-vocals,Pie Pie Face-keys,pumpkin pie.
A tryptophan trip thru 14 "songs",of turkey,stuffing,pie,and that overwhelming urge to sleep.Parts of this sound like a garage band tuning up,some parts of this resemble The Residents,Throbbing Gristle,Einsterzende Neubauten,and other industrial and electronic giants.Just thought I'd get this posted before the holiday,as I'll be cooking and eating,and putting up xmas stuff ,next Wednesday thru Saturday,so I'll be on a short break.I will try to post a few more things before then!Enjoy this,and ruin your family get-together on Thursday!Just play this tape at any gathering you may have!Guaranteed to seperate the men from the turkeys.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ZATH -Zillions of Angry Tea party Haters

The 4th installment from ZATH ,has arrived!! God and Food play music for each other to sing on,(thru the mail)and this is the best one yet!A swell ,dumb ,brass and woodwinds cover of Dag Nasty's ,"One To Two",songs about Kid Rock,boxer shorts,galumpki's,building bonfires with unpaid bills,Quincy,baseball,a concert report about Ludichrist ,texting with your knees,owls,space,planets,of course a few about the tea party,a great one about poop with lyrics by Regi Mentle,the old school punk from the old days of Hollywood ,was a friend of Darby,and is of Food.Spring him from the joint,been in almost 30 yrs for killing in self-defense!Great stuff here,as always.Xmas album next!


Tom from the band Saint Judy,is still kickin,with his musical partner Stan Antone,up in Canada,and this is a collection of some of their latest,along with a few chestnuts.The disc covers a number of Tom's bands,but certainly not every project he's been a part of.The bands heard here are: Two Evils , Absolute Beginners ,A Date With Judy , Living In Fear , Fancy Dancers,and a few tunes under his own name .Not to distract from the obvious talent,Tom possesses the voice of Rik L Rik,and I imagine this being a lost album from him,when I hear this disc.Even the subject matter matches that of Rik , and Tom barely knows who Rik is,besides what I told him.A great collection of rock tunes,sure to make you swoon.Next up,I want to form a Rik L Rik tribute band,with Tom on vocals!


BIRTHDAY PARTY - Rare,Live,& Demos

There are 3 rare recordings included here.First, "The Black Mass Has Started",which is what Nick Cave says at the beginning of this live recording,right after he asks,"Why are there only 12 of you?",to which an audience member replies,"But we'll make the noise of a thousand people!".Recorded by my old friend,Leo Johnson,when he traveled to London.He said it was a small,almost,cabaret,with cocktail tables in front of the stage,from where he recorded this masterpiece.May 26,1982 ,London,
Hammersmith,Clarendon Ballroom.Most of Junkyard is covered,with a few from Prayers On Fire.And a fine cover of The Loved Ones ,"Sad Dark Eyes".I don't believe either of these live shows have ever been released,in any form.The other live show(as well as the demos) ,"Ready As We'll Ever Be"(something said by a band member right before starting "Rowland Around In That Stuff") is from I believe a boot tape stand that Leo also went to in London,at a flea market,or something.Recorded June 12,1981 ,London,West Hampstead ,Moonlight Club ,mostly Prayers On Fire and earlier,and a few of Junkyard's songs.A few glitches in the tape,but great sound.Missing the last 3 songs from the show."God Damned Demos" follows most of the same tracks as The Peel Sessions ,but 2 songs at the end are different.It's a boot,whattya want for free? And you better be leavin' a happy birthday wish for Sluggisha,in the post below this,if you decide you want to hear this rarity! thanks -G O D


Sunday, November 14, 2010


Hi,Friends,and fans of obtuse music.Please leave birthday wishes,in the comments box below,and tell me your favorite hing you found here on my blog.If i can get a generous outpouring of comments,I will be posting a special,never heard before post of THE BIRTHDAY PARTY,from early on in their career, 2 live shows,and earliest demos.So it will be to your advantage to wish Sluggisha a Happy Birthday!!!


Most importantly check out the cover model, D'lana Tunnel,(there's more of her in the zip),and hear these great bands,Man Or Astroman,The Hi-Fives,Los Kogars,The Go-Nuts,The Original Car Thieves,and lots more fun,that is not available on any other recordings.There are spoken parts,a phone call,Tourette's moments,and even more wacky hi-jinks.Mostly concerning Goodchoice Grocery,just say no,recycling,and vegetables,and meat.But,most importantly,D'lana! . Dangerous curves,on that girl.


A rather muddy sounding demos record,sounds as if it was mastered from an old cassette tape that was on someone's floor ,after a million rowdy parties,and a million spilled pints.Still an important document of early UK punk.Put out by McDonald Brothers Corpration ,they try to make their logo look like the BBC.Released in 1987 on Jock Records out of England.Rare,and punk rock!

THE PANICS-Push The Button

A seminal Ft. Myers punk band,from the start,in 1980.The singer,Spencer ,was a substitute teacher at Ft. Myers High,and later moved to CA to form The Mutts (more on that on a later posting).The drummer,Jim Becker,is a local news caster.Jason Slaughter,on guitar,financed the whole thing,with his riches.Their only LP,after a few singles,this has great songs like,"Test..Test", "Kill It Before It Multiplies", "Feel For Pop",and more.Kinda 60's garage meets 80's punk/new wave.Good friends of Leo Johnson,from whom I learned of them.I used to hang with my friend's band,Nightwing,in high school,and once they were recording in the studio next to the Panics,and kept teasing them,calling them "The Pancakes"(which is actually a good band name,me thinks!)and taunting them for not playing hard rock.Recorded partially at Soundcheck studios in Ft,Myers.This rules,and is a piece of Ft.Myers punk history,as well.

STIFF POLE RECORDS TRIBUTE-Attack From Both Sides , Welcome To Florida , Gotohells , Gimcrack/The Candy Snatchers

This post concerns the recent passing of Rick Konwinski,founder of Stiff Pole Records.There was also a recent memorial show,wherein all proceeds collected went to Rick's family,and featured some of the bands,on this posting. 
First up we have the "Attack From Both Sides" single which has 2 FL bands and 2 CA bands on St. Pete's own Stiff Pole label.No Fraud,Face To Face(Still sounds like Dag Nasty ,to these ears,and a whole hell of a lot better than what passes for "emo" nowadays)Rhythm Collision,and Psycho Tribe.

Welcome To Florida, (Now Get The Fuck Out,...Asshole),has The Crumbs and Against All Authority from Far Out Records,on the east coast,and from the west coast of sunny FLA,we have Gotohells,and Pink Lincolns,all bashing out previously released tunes,a nice little comp,between 2 labels

Gimcrack/The Candy Snatchers split is a punk rockin' good time.Good listening for early morning work ritual

Gotohells make it look easy,just rock-a punk-abilly,the way they make it down here,in the deep south.


An incestuous bunch of bands,which share members,except for the only band on here I ever heard before,AMQA,there's surf,rock,metal,spoken word, and the lead-off track is a doozy,The Parkland Singers,with their theme,"Parkland Pride".A little town in WA. spawned this oddity.Leviathan is also here,but not the black metal band with Wrest.A funny story about Jim Belushi,too. On Meat Records,and Parkland Co-op


This Illinois trio,play a trio of songs on this 7".the 1st track is a great pop-punk song of unrequited love,for a girl who's too drunk to see.The other 2 songs remind me of rap-metal stuff,but maybe not as bad as what followed.Lyrics are out of the ordinary,on Johann's Face Records,Chicago,1993

THE SHOTDOWNS-This Party Is A Frat House

The Shotdowns were a band that Ben Weasel claimed to have discovered in the backwoods of Maine. In fact, the group was a one-off project with Ben and Jughead of Screeching Weasel, along with Chicago Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis, all playing under aliases. They released one 7" on Lookout! Records in 1996.Good,ol' timey,slam dancin',hardcore,punk rock!


This American issued single ,culled from a few of their 12"ers,released in England,is pretty cool.Side a "When I Feel Strange",is said by the band to be a piss-take on a ZZ Top song.I don't hear that at all,maybe you will!One of the band members,later joined the Wedding Present.From Joel Rizzo's eclectic collection.Find them here:


Saturday, November 13, 2010

WCKR SPGT -4 Song E.P. -1991

This has one of my favorite songs on it,"International Church Of Pancakes",which is funny,cuz now IHOP is suing a church for using it in their name,"the International House Of Praise".These guys rule,and have a handle on the weird end of the alt-music scene.From my pal,Joel's collection.You can download 1248 of their songs for free at their website found here:


I think this is his first recording,one of the earliest things done in Noise New York studios,1985.If this is the same Scott who's still playing,he now does everything from opera,to medieval music,to new age.Side a is kinda new wavey,while side b is almost an Irish drinking song!Also of note , Naux ,produced,arranged,plays bass,some guitar and keys,on this here slab. On Double Bill Records.


The first single from these German folk,released in 1989,on X-Mist records.Weird Sonic Youth/Superchunk vibe I get from this.Kinda fits in with the alternative music of the 90's.Bizzare lyrics,about what,I don't know,but a lyric sheet is in the zip.They only did one more 7" split with another band,and 1 LP.Strangeness.

CHROME-Third Seed From The Bud

Helios Creed,with new and old sidemen,after Damon's departure from life.Some say it's not Chrome without Damon,I think it's as spacey as it ever was,no disrepect to Damon.10" clear vinyl.On Man's Ruin,1996.

DISHWASHER-Music to Wash Dishes By -Vol.1

So this guy,Pete,decided one day,to try and wash dishes in every state,in the U.S.A.,and started a zine called,"Dishwasher",one of which is included in this comp.As you can see by the cover,you know what bands are here,all doing songs that are unavailable elsewhere,and all have to do with being a dishwasher,and working in a restaurant.The Scared Of Chaka track ,"Dish Militia"does it for me.And the songs are held together with audio clips from the film,"Mr.Dish Machine Operator",which is stupid funny.Check out Pete's zine in the zip,oh yeah Ten-Four does,"Pete's Theme".I washed dishes at The Clock Restaurant,North Ft Myers,when I was 15.I can relate. On 702 Records,Reno,NV.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CAT MACHINE - Unplugged !

Live from Tony's room,11/10/90,recorded between midnite and 3 a.m.,with special guests ,Billy Drake,Shane Carwile,Katie Ball,and Christian Vic,(who showed up towards the end ,and crashed on the couch).Ed and Joel,the other 2/3rds of the core,were also in attendance.An acoustic outing,using guitar,pipes,and flutes,sampling,all manners of percussion,and some of the weirdest lyrics,this side of the pail.About the last 2o minutes is Ed,with an acoustic guitar,spitting stream of conciousness,free style words,to an audience of sleeping participants,to his humor,and their discontent.Funny as hell,and a few songs stand out,Tony's centerpiece,"Another One Drink",which he wrote,everyone singing in unison on,"Lost My Mind For A Moment(Fuck Magic Bus)",a totally different from the previous version,"Crude Being Made Flesh",and a cover of B.T.O.'S ,"Takin' Care Of Business",which sounds like drunken derelicts behind a dumpster.The rest of the tunes defy description,only to say they sound like Cat Machine,leaves much to the imagination.Not their usual sound,tho' they did use acoustic styles on the song,"When The Apeman Smiles",on a later studio tape,to great effect,as well as the tune,"Treehouse" on another later recording,but never before or since ,have they performed a whole tape acoustically.This was right around the time mtv was starting their Unplugged series,so we ran with it.Folky,punky,bluesy,and Shane does a drum solo,on an improvised drum set!This is worth your while,you will be amused,and looking forward to the next tape,dated 11/28/90,just after Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


The vinyl record destroyin fool,is back with another release from Feb.of 1992.Some new records (like a trip back to the pop radio top twenty of the 80's)were ruined for this recording,and include such artists as:The Bee-Gees,Village People,Lionel Ritchie,Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,Dolly Parton,Michael Jackson,Culture Club,Greg Kihn,Michael Sembello,and more.Kung Fu Fighting,is used here,as well as some,Burl Ives,Tijuana Brass,Roy Smeck,and Connie Francis.The second file,which comprises side two of the tape,is all Madonna songs,from the first 3 or 4 albums.A break-up with a girlfriend,forced my hand to mutilate her Madonna records,and play them back for you,here.Lock grooves,scratch,hot-wheel track method,and other techniques are used,to give a unique take on tunes you probably would never listen to in the real world,but given the Uncut treatment,this is pure gold.Madonna lovers and haters will both enjoy this eclectic take on the pop icon.Only one more Uncut album is left in the series,I may not post it till' next year sometime,unless i get some kinda crazy request from an Uncut fan,who may need to complete his full collection of the Uncut canon.Till next time,freak your pea-brains on this !! P.S. there is a great unused photo from Madonna's first nude modeling job,that you will never see anywhere but here,in the zip.You have never seen Madonna like this before,I would have used it for the artwork,but it would have been too pornographic,even for this blog!Check that out,even if you don't like the music!



Link Nastygraze is the Australian bloke,who plays all instruments and sings on all 4 of these Ramones covers.If you can imagine a band like Napalm Death,covering Ramones songs,you're on the right path.Growly ,death metal vocals,with syncronized poppy blast-beats,makes for an enjoyable tribute to da bruddas.Limited to 1000,mine's hand numbered,#419!Cool artwork apes Salmon Rushdie's ,Satanic Verses.On the famed Au-Go-Go label,out of Melbourne,Australia


A virtually unknown band,outside of their native Canada,maybe even not so well known there ,either,do one original ,and one almost unrecognizable, Ramones song.From March of 1991 on No Fidelity Music.


The Beatnik Termites ,from Ohio,do an original and a Beach Boys cover.Shock Treatment,from Spain,do an original and a Josie Cotton cover.The Ramones graphics are used,but no actual Ramones songs are here.Pop-punk in the style of the day(1995) on Insubordination Records.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

DWARVES -Penetration Moon

While waiting for the Dwarves new album ,(The Dwarves Are Born Again) to arrive,I give you this totally obscure,rare ,and unreleased set,probably recorded in the transition period between the psych Dwarves,and the hardcore Dwarves sound.This disc belies their influences,as they run thru 10 covers,mostly of unknown garage bands,but also GG Allin,The Dead Boys,Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers,and more.Great studio recording,I know hardly anyone has heard this,and you will be happy you did!

Friday, November 5, 2010

CAT MACHINE - Beer For Breftiks

Continuing the year-long series,here's the core of Ed,Joel,and Tony with their 6th tape,(recorded straight to boom box) from November of 1990.There are revisions of tunes from the previous tapes,as well as a slew of new songs.Got some hardcore going on with ditties like,"SSAACOP" ("Shit Sandwich and a Cup Of Piss,Scab Sandwich and a Cup Of Pus"),with Joel on vox,"Shit Lipstick",and," I'm Dead Serious"."Dave Kendall" of MTV'S 120 Minutes fame,is spoofed here(twice! once in an extended mix!),and there are ,of course,more versions of live staples,"Queen Turd Of Shit Hill",and "Crazy Mary".They really started to grow a sound here,settling in to a comfortable groove,that would carry them thru the next year.Each tape seems to get progressively better."Crude Being Made Flesh",ends this tape,with more of the boys trademark "everybody read something out loud at the same time" thing which they did frequently.Next tape is dated 11-10-90,"Unplugged",mostly acoustic,with many special guests.See ya next week with that masterpiece!Till then,grab both parts of this here treasure.