Original Cool

Three posts on the same day, can you believe it? Quite the accomplishment for this accomplished slacker!!

This is the last album recorded by the Stray Cats on their first "run". Originally released only in Japan, it was later to reappear in the United Kingdom. Recorded in Los Angeles in early 1993, this is The Cats' tribute to early rockabilly. In the U.S. it is only available as an import, for around 70 bucks (yikes!!). Check it out, rockcats!!:

1. Somethin' Else
2. Oh, Boy!
3. Twenty-Flight Rock
4. I Fought the Law
5. Lonesome Tears
6. Your True Love
7. Be-Bop-A-Lula
8. Blue Jean Bop
9. Can't Help Falling in Love
10. Flying Saucer Rock N' Roll
11. Train Kept A Rollin'
12. Stood Up
13. Let It Rock
14. Trying to Get to You
15. Chet Ditty [Hidden Charms]

Fly Rite!!

TWO POSTS in ONE same day!!! I must be sick. Maybe I'll go for broke with a third... But don't hold your breath..

This is the second by Big Sandy and his Flyrite boys. They do rockabilly and traditional hillbilly swing, complete with Bob Will's "a-haw!!"'s punctuating the instrumental breaks.

Like the first one, this cd was also produced by the Blaster's Dave Alvin, and it was recorded at Capital studios, where Gene Vincent recorded many of his classics.

Get some sawdust on the floor and cut a rug - this is
"Swingin' West"!!!

1. Let Me In There, Baby
2. Music To Her Ears
3. You Don't Matter Anymore
4. My Sinful Days Are Over
5. Parts Unknown
6. Too Late To Be True
7. Hey Muchachita
8. Why Do You Have To Torture Me?
9. Blackberry Wine
10. Murphy's Law
11. If I Wrote A Song (About Our Love Affair)
12. We Tried To Tell You
13. You Say You Don't (But You Do)
14. A Healer Like Time
15. The New Ball

Jumpin' From 6 to 6:

My Sinful Days are Over:


(from Sweetness Online)

Ok, technical problems all sorted out now. Back at ya with one of my favorite records of all time, The Wedding Present's Seamonsters. While their earlier work was punker and their latter work was some of the best pop rock ever, this strikes a perfect balance between the two. Recorded by noizemeister Steve Albini in just 12 days somewhere in the heart of Minnesota, Seamonsters is agreat cd full of texture, feedback not-for-feedback-sake, and excruciatingly personal lyrics. I read somewhere that WP frontman David Gedge's lyrics are like phone conversations with his lover, but I would say that they are more like breakup letters. Anyway, judge for yourselves:

1. Dalliance
2. Dare
3. Suck
4. Blonde
5. Rotterdam
6. Love Nest
7. Corduroy
8. Carolyn
9. Heather
10. Octopussy
11. Niagara
12. Dan dare
13. Fleshworld

David Gedge on Steve Albini:
He's a great engineer and apparently works pretty fast.
Gedge: It's weird because people say "how does he do it?" and it's very basic really, I mean it's kind of like old school in a way in that his heroes are people like George Martin and the BBC engineers. It's basically get a band, tune the drums, tune the guitar, it's all good equipment, it's an acoustically suitable room, great microphones, well-placed and he records it, and it's like, yeah it's kind of obvious really. Why change that? People spend six hours on the snare drum sound or longer and you've kind of lost the mood of a band playing together, you know?


"Brassneck" unplugged:

"Flying Saucer":

Let Them Eat Cake

Hello, you. My motherboard died last week so I am waiting to buy a new one, moving up to 64 bits and finally a decent RAM (1 giga), so all is well that ends well, but still, this blows. Anyway, to tide you over while I overcome these technical difficulties, here's a record that I managed to upload before disaster struck, the new compilation by CAKE, of old songs, covers and live versions. This version includes a bonus (how ironic) track, which is Black Sabbath's "War Pigs", the same track that opens the cd, this time recorded live. Enjoy!! Have a second piece if you like!:


1. War Pigs
2. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
3. Mahna Mahna
4. Excuse Me, I Think I've Got a Heartache
5. Conroy
6. Strangers in the Night
7. Subtract One Love (Multiply the Heartaches)
8. Never Never Gonna Give You Up
9. Thrills
10. Short Skirt, Long Jacket [Live]
11. It's Coming Down [Live]
12. War Pigs [Live]