CHRIS SPEDDING - Guitar Graffiti

CHRIS SPEDDING Guitar Graffiti cd 1978
Video Life / Radio Times / Time Warp / Midnight Boys / Bored, Bored / Walking / Breakout / Frontal Lobotomy (live) / Hey, Miss Betty (live)* / More Lobotomy [Parts 1 & 2] (live) / Breakout (live) / Hey, Miss Betty*.
Produced by C. Spedding except* produced by C. Thomas.
C. Spedding: guitars, vocals + Davy Lutton, Mick Oliver, Penelope Nesbitt, Ray Cooper, Steve Curry, Tony Newman.
" One of Britain's top session guitarists of the '70s (even participating in records by the furry Wombles!), Chris Spedding has had a truly aberrant solo career. A veteran of numerous outfits starting in the '60s, Spedding made several LPs under his own name before joining Andy Fraser's post-Free band, Sharks, who made two hard-rocking LPs in 1973 and '74. (Spedding also played on one of Sharks vocalist Snips' subsequent solo outings.) After that band split, Spedding released a succession of LPs that combine exquisite rock guitar with lackluster vocals and songs so vapid as to be virtually nonexistent. (On a 1970 Japanese release, he dispensed with vocals entirely.) The highlight of Chris Spedding is a novelty item called "Guitar Jamboree" which features Spedding aping various guitar heroes in a show of chameleonlike virtuosity.
We pick up the story later in 1976, however, when Spedding teamed up with the then-unrecorded Vibrators for a great single, "Pogo Dancing," the first punk dance record. Hurt, Spedding's next LP, is a more solid follow-up, thanks to Chris Thomas' crisp production. The material is generally better, and there's one outstanding number, the ominous "Lone Rider."
"Guitar Graffiti" finds Spedding meandering again, producing a crass attempt to cash in on his new wave credibility (legitimately established through his seminal alliances with the Sex Pistols and the Cramps, for whom he produced demos, and the Vibrators).
The worthwhile track is "Hey, Miss Betty," the only one produced by Thomas; the song is a rocking homage to '50s bondage queen Betty Page..." Source


SOUR JAZZ - Homage To Catatonia

SOUR JAZZ Homage To Catatonia [Recorded Live At Sala De Apolo, Barcelona, 16.06.2010]
Fun Dumb Daze / King Me / I've Got It All/ Rock & Roll Star / I've Gotta Change / Masquerader/ Mrs. Popular / Big Generator / I Wanna Live / Steamroller.
Sour Jazz: Mr. Ratboy: guitar / Mr. Popular: vocals / Cowboy Mark: bass / Splat Action: drums + special guest: Daniel Rey: guitar.
Artwork by Cowboy Mark.
In June 2010, SOUR JAZZ stumbled through a series of headlining gigs in Spain, touring in support of their latest album, 'American Seizure.' For this tour, SOUR JAZZ were joined by very special guest, DANIEL REY, on guitar. Apart from producing the last two SOUR JAZZ albums -- 'Rock & Roll Ligger' and 'American Seizure' [both on Acetate Records] -- Daniel has previously played with and produced bands such as The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Iggy Pop, Keith Richards, Richard Hell, The Misfits, Nashville Pussy and countless others. Never before had so much cunning talent shared one stage. Downright historical, that's what it was. One for the history books, one for bleary-eyed fans to look back upon with equal parts fondness and disbelief. Now, SOUR JAZZ invites you to enjoy a stunning array of mega-hits from their heroically glorious back catalogue -- songs of love, songs of despair, songs of filth and of tenderness and longing. Recorded live at Sala de Apolo in Barcelona on 16 June 2010, this official live release should do the job of seriously upsetting your neighbours. SOUR JAZZ are currently in the studio, recording a new album with Daniel Rey handling the production.
Get it in wav HERE or in 320 kbps HERE.

If you liked "Homage To Catatonia" , you can buy the Sour Jazz albums by clicking on the Acetate logo !

KEITH RICHARDS - Run Rudolph Run

KEITH RICHARDS Run Rudolph Run 7'' sp 1978
Run Rudolph Run / The Harder They Come.
Keith's 1978 Christmas single.
Written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie, and most famously performed by Chuck Berry, Keith's cover of "Run Rudolph Run" was originally released on Rolling Stones Records, with a B-Side of Jimmy Cliffs "The Harder They Come".
The single was re-released in 2007 by iTunes, under the Mindless Records imprint. This time the song was bundled with a previously unreleased 2003 recording of "Pressure Drop" with Toots & The Maytals.
Buy It HERE !


VA - WBCN Hark the Rock 'n' Rollers Sing

VA WBCN Hark the Rock 'n' Rollers Sing cassette 1986
Jonzun Crew and Friends: Give The Gift Of Love / Rubber Rodeo: Maybe Next Year / The Charmettes: Be My Christmas Love / Ronne Blakely: O Holy Night / Billy West and Tom Sandman: Christmas in Kenmore Square / Barry Marshall and Beth Harrington: You Don't Have to Buy Me Anything For Christmas / Willie Loco Alexander: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Andy Paley with Peter Hofffman: Sleigh Ride / Professor Anonymous with The Marshalls: Christmas Elf / The Fools: Rockin' In A Christmas New Year / Down Avenue: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Rick Berlin: The Movie: I Hate Christmas / The Nervous Eaters: It's Christmas Time Again / The Neighborhoods: Christmas I Recall / The US Marshalls: Christmas Suite / Barrence Whitfield: Backdoor Santa / Ellie Marshall: Mr. Snow / Dave Barton: Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me / Lisa Traxler & the Stockin' Stuffers: Santa Claus Blooz / The Paley Brothers: Bells of St. Mary's / The Rockin' Robins: The Christmas Boogie / Barry Marshall: Merry Christmas Baby / Al Grey: The Christmas Song / Ralph Fatello: The Little Drummer Boy.


LES INJECTES - La Fille du Croquemort

Les Injectés La Fille Du Croquemort lp 1984
La fille du croquemort / Pour une fille comme toi / Pandora / Cinéma / Le denier des loups / Décapotable / Boots / Mongolito / Sans vous / Grey is the color of today / Priscilla.
Produced by Les Injectés & Romance Records.
Les Injectés: F. Bilella: guitar, vocals, harmonica / L. Lefèvre: bass, percussion, backing vocals / P. Vincent: drums, percussion, backing vocals / A. Weissberg: guitar, backing vocals.
Les Injectés were a french garage band from Carpentras.They issued this lp "La fille du croquemort" in 1984 on the new french label Romance Records launched by Jean-William Thoury (Bijou) after the demise of his band. Les Injectés have also recorded a song titled "Quitte à vendre mon âme au diable" for "Romances 85", a compilation of Romance Rds bands that you can find here.It seems that the band stopped shortly after.The illustration on the front cover is by Jean-Claude Claeys, a very good illustrator of detective stories.
If someone knows more about this french band...
Buy It HERE!



THE LIQUID GANG Showdown! lp 1988
Can't Get Enough Rock'n'Roll° / Don't Let Your Love Grown Cold° / Between A Rock Band And A Hard Place° / All Or Nothing° / Turn My World Around° / That's The Day (My World Stood Still)° / Serious Sunglasses* / All Wound Up* / I Can Feel It Comin' Round* / Mercy, Mercy*.
°'Showdown!' produced by P. Chevalot
*Bonus tracks from 'El Viaje Sentimental' (Marilyn Records)

The Liquid Gang: J. Lowry: lead vocals & bass guitar / J.C. Poligot: drums & percussions / J. Asherton: vocals & guitars.
Singer/songwriter Johan Asherton has found an audience in his native France and as far away as Japan with his special brand of alternative pop and folk-rock. Born in Paris in 1958 to a family of classically trained musicians, he took up the violin and piano as a boy, and sang in his school choir -- but he found inspiration in a different musical direction from the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, T. Rex, and Creedence Clearwater Revival during the late '60s and early '70s. He switched to the guitar, and was originally fixated on the electric instrument -- in addition to Hendrix and Marc Bolan, Rory Gallagher and American bluesman Johnny Winter were strong influences on him during this period. During the first half of the '80s, Asherton formed and led the Froggies, a French garage punk band that released a pair of albums, 'Hour of the Froggies' and 'Get Frogg'd', in 1984 and 1985, respectively. Asherton also passed through the lineup of the Liquid Gang, participating on one album, entitled 'Showdown!'.
During the second half of the 1980s, however, his interests took an unexpected turn toward acoustic music. He became immersed in the sounds of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Nick Drake, at the same time moving toward a solo career that had him switching to acoustic guitar. Though he'd recorded his first single in 1981 (a project that first introduced him to producer Patrick Chevalot, who later worked with him on his album 'Under the Weather'), it wasn't until 1988 that he cut his first album, and by then he was thoroughly under the spell of American and British folk and folk-rock, idolizing such figures as Tim Buckley, Dave Van Ronk, and Townes Van Zandt, among many others. His first album, 'God's Clown', was a retro-sounding folk record that was a commercial and critical success, and has come to be cited in recent years as an immensely important record on the French music scene.
His 1995 album, 'The Moon, Soon', was a tribute to one of his most important idols, Nick Drake, and in more recent years he has plunged into an extended series of tributes, musical and literary, to Marc Bolan. Asherton has worked with such figures as Nikki Sudden, guitarist/singer Dominique Laboubée, Tim Buckley alumnus Jeff Eyrich, bassist/keyboardist John Greaves, and the late Canterbury prog rock/jazz-rock drummer Pip Pyle. He has collaborated with figures from the folk music world such as Charlotte Greig and Julian Hayman, but he has also worked in the field of electronic music. His other activities include painting, literature, and films. As an author, Asherton was also responsible for a biography (in French) of Marc Bolan, and he has several published collections of poetry to his credit. ~ Source
Thanks to Fabien!
This one will be very difficult to find but if you like J. Asherton you can buy his last lp 'High Lonesomes' (Pop The Balloon) HERE.

VA - John Fogerty: Wrote A Song For Everyone

VA John Fogerty: Wrote A Song For Everyone cd 1996
Jolly Jumpers: Fly Away / Girl Trouble: Commotion / DM3: Sweet Hitchhiker / The Psyclone Rangers: Effigy / Steve Hooker: Run Through the Jungle / Going Public: Don't Look Now / Peter Zaremba & Paul Johnson: Cross-Tie Walker / The Outsideinside: Up Around the Bend / Al Perry & The Cattle: Fortunate Son / The New Duncan Imperials: Hey Tonight / The Barefoot Brothers: Gloomy / Screaming Thunders: Back in the Hills / The Coal Porters: Who'll Stop the Rain / Steve Wynn: Graveyard Train / Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver: Hey Tonight.
All songs, naturally, written by J.C. Fogerty.
The music of John Fogerty may be quintessentially American -- rootsy, rocking, and unpretentious -- but it took a Finnish label (Rubber Rabbit) to put together this tribute album (which was released domestically by Pravda). Several American acts do make an appearance, however, and all of the artists take a fairly faithful approach to the material. Some versions are faster, some harder, but there's nothing that quite qualifies as punk or metal -- it's all still rock & roll. Al Perry & the Cattle take the biggest risk by combining the lyrics to "Fortunate Son" with music that sounds more like the Go-Go's' "We Got the Beat" -- not necessarily a bad move, but certainly the most unusual. Wisely, none of the bands attempt to sound exactly like Fogerty or Creedence Clearwater Revival. That's for the best, although the originals remain definitive. Highlights include Girl Trouble's harmonica-spiked "Commotion," DM3's rollicking "Sweet Hitchhiker," and Steve Wynn's intense "Graveyard Train" (recorded live at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 club). With plenty of great Fogerty songs from which to choose, a sequel would not be unwelcome. That would give other musicians the opportunity to sink their teeth into the likes of "Down on the Corner," "Lookin' out My Back Door," and "Bad Moon Rising" (among countless others). Like those classic compositions, the song from which the compilation took its name, "Wrote a Song for Everyone," was not included. The liner notes were provided by Wynn, who credits Fogerty for turning him on to artists like Bo Diddley, Hank Williams, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. ~ Source
Buy It HERE!


PRIMA DONNA - Bless This Mess

Prima Donna will release 'Bless This Mess', their follow up to 'After Hours', on Valentine's day in 2012. The album features 12 hot tracks produced by Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop) and D. Sardy (Rolling Stones, Oasis). Recorded at Jingletown Recorders in Oakland, CA.
Pre-Order starts Dec. 15!
10 $ ONLY !!! Click HERE !

PRIMA DONNA - Tour Dates

Jan 21, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar
Feb 10, 2012 - Berlin, Germany @ Wild At Heart
Feb 11, 2012 - TBA
Feb 12, 2012 - Usti nad Labem, Czech Rep @ Klub Circus
Feb 13, 2012 - Vienna, Austria @ Arenabeisl
Feb 14, 2012 - Velden, Austria @ Bluesiana
Feb 15, 2012 - Conzano, Italy @ UVA Blu
Feb 16, 2012 - Castiglion, Italy @ Velvet Underground
Feb 17, 2012 - La Spezia, Italy @ Shake Club
Feb 18, 2012 - Torino, Italy @ United Club
Feb 19, 2012 - Milan, Italy @ Ligera
Feb 20, 2012 - TBA
Feb 21, 2012 - TBA
Feb 22, 2012 - Estepona, Spain @ Louie Louie
Feb 23, 2012 - Cadiz, Spain @ Supersonic
Feb 24, 2012 - Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
Feb 25, 2012 - Vila Real, Spain @ Japanrockclub
Feb 26, 2012 - TBA
Feb 27, 2012 - Toulouse, France @ TBA
Feb 28, 2012 - Lyon, France @
Feb 29, 2012 - Rennes, France @ Mondo Bizarro

Mar 01, 2012 - Cambridge, UK @ The Junction

Mar 02, 2012 - Harlow, UK @ The Square
Mar 03, 2012 - Westcliff, UK @ Riga Music Club
Mar 05, 2012 - Brussel, Belgium @ DNA


STEVE HOOKER - Don't Try To Understand 'Em

STEVE HOOKER Don't Try To Understand 'Em cd 2001
Leather Heart / Dollar Short / Don't You Know (Lonesome Train) / King Fool / Let Me Play Wit. Yo' Poodle / Do It With The Hook.
Steve Hooker: guitar & vox / Boz Boorer: acoustic guitar & BV's / Ben Donelly: bass / Paul Neal: drums.
"Steve Hooker hails from Southend-on-Sea, Essex in the UK. He is best known for his stagecraft as guitarman for garage trashers The Shakers, Morrissey and Polecats mainman Boz's Bozmen, rockabilly trio Rumble and record nuggets with Dr Feelgood and Blockhead Wilko Johnson and Demented Are Go's; Captain Drugbuster. He has shared stages with Mr Maybellene; Chuck Berry, New York Doll; Johnny Thunders, Loveless star Robert Gordon and toured relentlessly since the 70's throughout Europe and across to New York and Japan.
His wife, Elaine Hooker, owns the Slick 50 barbers shop (89 Princes Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK which also doubles as Steve's musical shop-front." Source

Pitshark Records presents THE CURSE

THE CURSE is a Swedish band from Stockholm. They already released a 4 songs CD EP, featuring 4 incredible great songs ! A band starting it's discography with a song called "I Don't Give A Shit" can't be wrong !!!
Their first album, called "Suck It In Spit It Out" will bring you 15 new songs, packed in a digipak, with a 8 pages booklet.
THE CURSE is just, in my opinion, the most exciting new band on earth !!! And this album will be a classic. Nothing more, nothing less. Believe me and grab this when it's out, or be a loser and stay out of THE event !!!
pitshark @ pitshark.com



Fishnet Stalkers 12 Roses 7'' ep/cd 2007
Twelve Roses / White Lady / New Vision / Baby Mattel.
Produced by C. Camden, Chris X & Fishnet Stalkers.
Fishnet Stalkers: S. Diamond: vocals / M. Gabs*: guitar / C. Behrle: guitar / C. Calabrese: bass / E. Fauver: drums.
"Fishnet Stalker’s sound so unique on the Baltimore scene, because they are not trying to be modern, they are not trying to be nu-metal, they are not trying to add elements of rap into their music, they are staying true to their roots, they are guitar, bass, drums and vocals. What the band delivers onstage comes across really sincere and it is refreshing to see a band deliver a real rock n roll show in a small club...what the Fishnet Stalkers bring onstage is the same vibe they have offstage..." Source
* For Biters' fans: on guitar Mr Matt Gabs !!!
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HOT KNIVES - Hot Knives

HOT KNIVES: "Hot Knives" cd 2011 Grown Up Wrong! Records*
This stunning album is one of the archeological rock finds of the century!
Recorded in '76, never released and not even rumored to exist, this is classic stuff from a band that combined 60's folk rock with muscular rock'n'roll in a sound that was simultaneously a throwback to a more innocent time (think Beau Brummels, early Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape) and a raw and rockin' alternative to the pop-smart mid-'70s Fleetwood Mac.
The 14-track album, comprising material recorded at 3 sessions in local studios in '76, has languished in a cupboard for over 30 years. Only two singles from it ever saw the light of day at the time; the second one, 'I Hear The Wind Blow', prompted the greatest of pop pickers, the late Greg Shaw, to declare in his Bomp! newsletter that "The Hot Knives are the best thing happening in San Francisco right now; their second self-made 45 is just out...They're not punk rock, it's folk-rock with female vocals ala early Jeff. Airplane, with warm harmonies and gorgeous Byrds guitar."
nternational excitement building for this amongst fans of the San Francisco Sound, the Flamin' Groovies and 60's/70s rock arcana. Reviews/features confirmed in Shindig, Ugly Things, Bucketful of Brains, Record Collector and more.
""The Hot Knives comprised former Flamin' Groovies Danny Mihm and Tim Lynch, bassist Ed Wilson and folk-singing siblings Mike and Deborah Houpt..... Mike and Deborah's strident harmonies combine with that inherent early Groovies roll to create an amped-up mid-70s manifestation of the folk-rock originally propagated by the likes of the Beau Brummels and early Airplane..... Mike Koupt's originals, which form the bulk of the album, more than hold up, tracks like the majestic 'I Hear The Wind Blow' and stomping 'Take Me Back' sending shivers down the backbone. A seriously exciting discovery." Kris Needs, Shindig, Sept 2011
*Grown Up Wrong! Records is a rock'n'roll label based in Melbourne, Australia. It was originally active from 1986 to 1989, releasing records by Real Kids offshoot the Primitive Souls, punk-era Brisbane big beat combo the Survivors, and great late-'80s rock'n'roll combos like the Lazy Cowgirls, Bored, Clawhammer and Crawlspace, before evolving into the slightly better known Dog Meat Records.
Dog Meat released more of the same plus stuff, plus more by the Powder Monkeys, Cheater Slicks, Hoss, the Pretty Things, the Imperial Dogs, the Dirty Lovers, Billy Childish, Thee Headcoats, the Real Kids, Dead Moon and others.
Grown Up Wrong! returns in September with the release of a new live album by Adelaide 70's power pop greats Young Modern, and unreleased album from '76 by Flamin' Groovies offshoot Hot Knives, and two archival releases by '80s Aussie high-energy garage pop-rockers the Screaming Tribesmen.
Future releases include new volumes of 'Do The Pop!'.


BACK IN SPADES - The Time Is Now

BACK IN SPADES The Time Is Now cd 2005
Baby's Getting Higher / Detroit Slums (Here We Come) / Five Years Ahead / Better Than I Was Yesterday / No Sympathy / Cowboys And Indians / The Time Is Now / City Slang.
Produced by S. Palmer & R. Shelby.
Back In Spades: S. Palmer: vocals, guitars / J. Smith: guitar / A. Rochon: bass / J. Leone: drums.
One would tend to assume that coming from rock & roll royalty like J. Smith means that a career in music is golden. Smith, who's the first-born child of MC5's Fred "Sonic" Smith and punk priestess P. Smith, isn't particularly looking to be crowned. Back in Spades isn't his band. Back in Spades is four friends who want to touch, feel, and hear (not to mention swallow) the blood, sweat, and tears of rock & roll. Guitarist/vocalist S. Palmer, bassist A. Rochon, and drummer J. Leone complement Smith's impressive blues-inspired guitar work as does he to their tight musicianship on their debut EP, "The Time Is Now". Smith and his bandmates start from scratch. Having scoured the Motor City streets since their early-2003 inception, Back in Spades allow their roots to consume them -- no apologies and thank goodness for that. From the brash proto-punk-soul of "Baby's Getting Higher" to the gutsy delivery of "Five Years Ahead," The Time Is Now" sets its own stage."Better Than Yesterday" tames the rowdy tirade just a bit for a jangly pop juncture. "Cowboys and Indians" builds upon that formula with layered percussion, guitars, and a cowbell for the record's brightest feel-good moment. Palmer's roaring vocals and Smith's ambitious playing style allow "The Time Is Now" to set itself apart from the jam band and garage rock-tailored sound emerging from the suburbs of Detroit. Doing it without expectations other than their own has clearly worked for Back in Spades. Honoring Smith's late father with a cover of "City Slang" by Sonic's Rendez-vous Band only proves that their effort in making rock & roll real, something completely raw and smart outside of the fashion slickness of the Strokes, is right on. Back in Spades are doing rock & roll a favor. You don't need to be knighted to do that.
McK. Wilson
A Mister D. post!


DIG IT! N° 53

Yes sir, I can dig it !
4 numéros pour 18 Euros (port compris)
(chèque à l'ordre de DIG IT !)


THE BRAGS - The Brags

THE BRAGS The Brags cd 1996
Vinyl / Trust / Happily Vacant / Jilted / Pretty Girls (Don't Notice Me) / Leaving / Less Than 1% / If I Was A Girl / Stereotype / War Between Us.
Produced by S. Rosental & The Brags
The Brags: C. Carroll: vocals, guitar / J. Marano: guitar, backing vocals / F. Carroll: bass, backing vocals / T. Davis: drums.
"A great Pop / Punk record. Raw production, lots of energy with a classic sense of melody. I especially loved "Trust". It's about a ten chord song that the band cleverly tricks you into thinking it's a three chord banger. Some of the tracks remind me of early Who, tongue in cheek, rough around the edges with snotty lyrical twists. It's much closer to the original sixties British pop, than the recent deluded nineties rehash." Marky Ramone
"Best Power Pop band I've heard in years. The Brags remind me of a time when bands could really write memorable songs, with a live show that really kicks out the jams." Denis Dinken (Smithereens)
"All right!!! Uh, huh, baaabby! The Brags play glamy, St. Marks, Hanoi Rocks rock 'n' roll in the finest Continental fashion. The best thing here is the first song "Vinyl", which has a great buildup into a crazy catchy "Let the DJ play my song...toooniight" chorus. This is not the most cerebral stuff around, but The Brags play extroverted and well crafted music. It's kinda' good to be reminded that rock bands used to be fun." J. White (Pit Report - Boston, MA)
Source: The Brags Myspace
Thanks to Franck !


BITERS - It's All Chewed Up OK ?

The Biters are proud to present, for the first time on WAX, EP's 2 and 3 combined as one on colored vinyl. They will also include a full CD of the both EP's music and a rad 11x22 poster of four dudes who look exactly like the Biters. The "official" release date in going to be December 6th-ish. We have a partnership between 3 awesome labels. Underrated Records (click here to pre-order) in the USA. In Canada, Yeah Right! (click here to pre-order). Here in France, Pop The Balloon (click here to pre-order). These three labels all have their own color wax as well; with Underrated's a clear blue, Yeah Right!'s solid pink, and Pop The Balloon solid red. Each has the same contents; color wax, CD, and poster. It's a single limited pressing of each of these releases so it's available as a pre-order, to be mailed all at once as they arrive, so that everyone can have there's by X-mas.
**There is only one rule to all of this awesomeness: If you live in Canada, USA, or most of Europe, you need to buy the version released where you live before buying from another label. Each label will only have their color and if you want blue, for example, but live in Canada, you gotta get Yeah Right!'s pink first or explain in great detail, 5 paragraph essay style, why the label should sell you a blue or red one. This was the best way to do it and only under special circumstances will the labels allow for a buyer to purchase a copy if from another labels turf. Collectors, people who are allergic to blue, etc etc. Seems fair, right? All Biters music supports are sold out (the 8 tracks too)...and this was their way of restocking in grand style. SOURCE


The Cheap Thrills are a new band from Montreal with members of the Bators, the Fishnet Stalkers and the Heart Attacks. They are bringing back that catchy 70's glam powerpop sound with a fresh energy. The band is a four-piece but they kick out the jams with a bunch of musicians (harmonica, percussion, piano, saxophone) and female vocalists on stage. With a 5 song EP coming soon and their first music video on its way, get ready for some rock 'n' roll at its finest.REVERBNATION



PERSONALITY CRISIS Texas Trash cd 1994
Debutante Dolly / Lester Blues / Lone Star Loretta / Parts Unknown / Trouble Again / Holly Baby / Shot Down / I Don't Wanna Know / Those Days Are Gone / Long Way To Go / Take Us Down / One Track Mind.
Produced by W. Dunivan.
Personality Crisis: D. Carpenter: guitar / W. Dunivan: vocals / D. P. West: bass / D. Bloching: drums.
Personality Crisis was a glam rock band from Houston, Texas during the 90's. Fronted by W. Dunivan, who will be, a little later, the singer of Pure Rubbish, a band created with his two sons...
For Dolls & Thunders fans !!!
"...If you’ve been around the Tejas music scene in the last few decades, you have probably come across a project fronted by Willie D. Over the years, you may have seen him perform with or share the stage with such recovering alcoholics as Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys, Motörhead, Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls, Michael Bruce of Alice Cooper Band, Joe Ely, and plenty of other burnouts from bands such as Guns'n'Roses, The Ramones, Hanoi Rocks, The Dogs D’Amour, and lots more. He fronted ’90s Houston staple Personality Crisis, as well as inspired me and my brother Derek to pick up some instruments and start a band we had for years called Pure Rubbish. My dad fronted that band for many years as well..." Source

Pure Rubbish began in 1995 when brothers Derek (guitar) and Evan (drums) Dunivan were only 11 and 9 years old. The young Dunivan brothers were self-taught musicians and learned to play their instruments by listening to records. They recruited their dad Willie Dunivan on lead vocals in late 1995. Willie, at 34, was already a veteran musician of the local Houston music scene with his own band Personality Crisis as well as stints in short lived bands including Cheetah Chrome Project with the former Dead Boys guitarist and Michael Bruce Band with the former Alice Cooper Band guitarist. Willie Dunivan's earliest bands included the 1980s rock bands Apeshit and Hip Cat's Alley and he also played drums for the Houston 1990s punk band Stinkerbell. A charismatic frontman and great songwriter, Willie D. was responsible for launching Pure Rubbish into reality. Musically, the Dunivan brothers were exposed to a wide range of influences. Their main influences were 1960's & 1970's rock, 1970's glam, and 1970's punk rock, but also absorbed the music of 1950's rock n roll, blues, r & b, and 1950's & 1960's country. These influences were culled from years of sifting through Willie's huge music collection. The band's sound was self labeled "trash rock" and "glam punk" and was a combination of all their musical influences. Source
Thanks to Franckie !
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THE FARMERS Loaded cd 2005
Lost in My Car / Brujo / Look into Your Eyes / Hard Knot / Shadows of Glory / Impressed / Sunbeam Lake / Watching the River / Uncle Stinky / Walk It Away / What Would Skalman Do? / Beans N' Weenies.
Produced by S.E. Seaholm.
The Farmers: B. Blue: vocals, guitars, banjo, harp / J. B. Kmak: drums, percussions, background vocals / R. Love: bass / J. Raney: vocals, guitars + S. Poltz: background vocals / S. Roper: electric mandolin / S.E. Seaholm: keys, background vocals, guitar.
In 1984, Billboard tagged the Beat Farmers "the best American band to come down the pike since Creedence." Last year, No Depression said they "meshed together with grit and nerve every good style of American music with greater versatility than the Blasters or Rank & File." After 20 years, founding members B. Blue, J. Raney and R. Love have finally reunited under the abbreviated name, The Farmers, to record a new album of chooglin' country rock, throbbin' swamp blues and meltdown psychedelia.
"There are great things about this album. The interplay between the musicians is fantastic, and Buddy Blue's slide guitar weaves in and out of the mix, bringing a lot of songs that tasty "Tales of the New West/Glad'n'Greasy" feel that made it such a terrific record. Blue and Raney's vocals are as clear, emotive, and expressive as they ever were on those early BF albums, and the songwriting is good, if only occasionally inspired." Source


SUICIDE KING New York cd 2001
Get On Up (Off The Floor) / Runaway / I Don't Think So / Shadow Girl / Yeah / Loosie / Get Outta Town / Circle Bitch / Money Honey / Hold Tight / Black Magic Junkie.
Produced by Jim Sabella & Suicide King.
Suicide King: 4-Way: vocals / N. Marden: bass / C. English: drums / Shige: guitar.
"Suicide King is a quartet of punk rock stalwarts, led by 7-foot maniacal lead singer 4-Way (formerly of Bad Posture). Bass player Nick Marden played bass for New York City legends, The Stimulators. Shige, transplanted from Tokyo and joined up as a Suicide King after playing guitar for 4 years in the Hip Nips. Drummer Chip English (formerly of The Lunachicks) is their latest addition. Suicide King first hit the scene in 1994 and after producing a self-title 7", a self-titled LP and touring for years their sound hits harder than ever. Lead singer 4-Way credits his concoction of ass kicking band mates for their sound. Flipside Magazine describes their sound as "so hot that it melts in your face" and Annex says Suicide King is "Raunchy, dirty, crude obnoxious punk!"
Suicide King's live set has been regarded as a not-to-be-missed event of heavy, hot rod punk rock played at breakneck speeds.Their songs constantly threaten danger and they stay together as each one explodes. They are absolute warped lunacy. Their two full-length albums showcase the wreckless world they live in. Even in their recordings Suicide King captured the aggressive fury of their, now famous, live shows. If Motörhead and the Dead Boys were ever thrown into a blender, made into a spicy paste, all you had to do is sprinkle on a little Johnny Thunders powder and there it would be ... Suicide King."
If you take an old Motörhead record and throw it in a blender with the Dead Boys and Johnny Thunders you would have Suicide King. Their sound is brutal and honest. They have done four US tours, and have played shows with The Ramones, Nashville Pussy, Zeke, Dinosaur Jr., The Candy Snatchers and many others.
The gorgeous full color cover art was painted by the famous New York City tattoo artist Koz, who´s considered the top tattooist in NYC. The LP version comes with an inner bag full of pics and stuff from the band´s scrapbook.
This is their second full length, a total sonic assault you can´t miss where Suicide King have managed to capture the aggressive fury of their live shows!"Source


THE DARK RAGS - The Dark Rags

The Dark Rags are a Garage/Punk/Rock 'n' Roll band from Athens, Greece that formed in May of 2010. A few weeks later recorded their first self released limited edition E.P titled, "Drunken Angel E.P". Influenced by 60’s garage and rock’n’roll, 70’s New York punk, and the Australian garage revival scene of the 80’s as well contemporary bands of the genre, The Dark Rags deliver a set filled with catchy power pop, heartbroken junky ballads and straight up in-your-face rock’n’roll... In between their live performances, the group got in the studio for the second time to record their follow up self titled LP with participation from Mike Strauss on the organ. The album was released by Fuzz Overdose Records in October 2011 on CD and is scheduled to be released on vinyl at the end of the year. It contains 11 original compositions, a great mixture of garage punk and power-pop and is sure to be one of the best Greek releases of the year !!!
A real Rock ’n’ Roll dynamite...DIG IT & BUY IT HERE !!!!

Future plans of the band, besides further shows inside Greece include a tour abroad for the promotion of their album. Stay tuned.

MEGAWATTS - A Garage Punk'n'Roll Radio Show

MEGAWATTS is a garage punk'n'roll radio show born in 1993.promos records are welcome for high play in our show.contact us for more infos.
MEGAWATTS est une émission rock garage punk'n'roll créée en 1993. Elle a pour but de promouvoir le Rock & Roll sous ses formes les plus diverses.Elle a lieu mercredi de 21h à 22h30 sur RADIO AUBE ET SEINE 98.2 fm ( www.radioaubeetseine.fr ).
région Romilly Sur Seine , Troyes et alentour.
Plongez dans le bain décapant du real rawk’n’roll ! un dangereux cocktail de garage / punk'n'roll / power pop / surf etc... vous y attend ! poussez le volume à fond et passez la soirée avec nous ! .pendant l'émission : 03-25-21-47-47

pour envoyer vos promos etc :
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contacts : www.myspace.com/jefrockmegawatts http://garagepunk.ning.com/profile/megawattsradioshow


CHRISTOPHE J. (featuring The Inmates) - Sons Of Waterloo

CHRISTOPHE J. Sons Of Waterlo lp 1983 cd 1992
01 Wall Of Kampa /02 The Girl I Want /03 Heat Of The War /04 Ukraine* /05 I Say Yeah /06 A Man* /07 Dreams Of Hamburg*° /08 Nathalie Weeps /09 Makes No Difference* /10 The Sunny Side Of The Moon /11 Sister Sara /12 Train To The U.K.* /13 Another Girl, Another World / 14 Getting Old /15 Step Into The Night* /16 What's The Next Step*°.
*cd bonus songs °7'' bonus songs
Produced by J. Smetana, except 04 & 07 by B. Clarke, 15 J.Alanski, 06 & 09 by B.Bonello.
Christophe J.: lead (except 05 & 11) & backing vocals,bass, acoustic guitar / J. Smetana: lead vocals (01 & 05), keyboards & backing vocals / Pete Gunn (Peter Staines): lead vocal on 11, electric guitars except 04, 06, 07, 09, 12 & acoustic guitar 11 / Eddie: all drums & percussions except 04, 06 & 09 / Ben Donnelly: bass on 01, 03, 05, 08, 10 & 11 / Johnny Guitar: guitar on 04 & 07 / B. Clarke: keyboards on 04 & 07 / M. Hughes: drums & percussions on 04 & 07 / M.Robbins: organ on 08 & 10 / P. Parfitt: sax on 14 / P. Bailey: sax on 07 / J. Nataf: lead vocals & keyboards on 12 / J. Alanski: keyboards & backing vocals on 15 / B. Bonello: keyboards & percussion on 06 / Jean- Chri: all guitars on 09 & 12, keyboards on 12.

I don't know so much about Christophe J. It seems that he has studied in Voltaire highschool in Paris, a friend of Jay Alanski. In 1975, donning the band name The Beautiful Losers, Christophe J.(vocals, bass, guitar) and Jay recorded the album “Nobody Knows The Heaven”, influenced by decadent glam rockers. In 1983, Christophe J. recorded for RCA "Sons Of Waterloo".The album is produced by J. Smetana (the man behind the famous Gibus Club until 1996) who also sing two of his own songs : the nostalgic "The Wall Of Kampa" and "I Said Yeah". A famous rockin' band is backing Christophe J. all along the album: The Inmates: Peter Gunn on guitars & backing vocals who also sing his song "Sister Sarah", Eddie on drums & Ben Donnely on bass.
In 1985, Jay Alanski will produce the last single of Christophe J. (Johnson): “What the next step”. Christophe has also worked with Joan Asherton & with the band The Wantones for the album "I Want You".
A great power pop album !!! Try it ...
En 1983, quand sortit "Sons Of Waterloo", on ne savait pas grand chose sur Christophe J. et je ne suis pas sûr qu'on en sache davantage aujourd'hui... Quelques bribes d'histoire en plus peut-être.
Christophe J. (Jacq) qu'on dit havrais, rencontre Jay Alansky au lycée Voltaire à Paris. Les deux, accompagnés d'un percussionniste, enregistrent en 1975, sous le nom de The Beautiful Losers, un album "culte" "Nobody Knows The Heaven" réédité il y a peu par le label Martyrs Of Pop. Christophe J. y tient la basse, joue aussi de la guitare et chante. Et ça il le fait parfaitement comme on s'en apercevra à l'écoute de"Sons Of Waterloo".
Jay A., touche à tout de génie, parti vers d'autres aventures (en solo ou comme producteur pour Les Innocents, Lio etc mais aussi photographe...) c'est Jiří Smetana, d'origine tchèque, exilé en France et programmateur du fameux Gibus Club parisien qui produira l'album enregistré dans les désormais mythiques studio Chiswick. Le groupe qui servira de backing band est tout simplement rien moins que les Inmates...enfin presque puisque il manque à l'appel Tony Oliver mais Peter Gunn (Staines), Ben Donelly et Eddie sont présents. Peter lui se reserve le droit de chanter son "Sister Sarah". Jiri qui est aussi musicien nous offre deux de ses chansons "I Said Yeah" et le lennonien "Wall of Kampa" qui parle de ce mur que la jeunesse de Prague utilisa comme un symbole contre l'oppression grâce aux graffitis, dessins et portaits, lyrics des Beatles et de John Lennon que la police, tous les matins, tentait d'effacer (voir la photo du mur utilisée pour le verso du lp). De cet album chanté dans un anglais parfait (assez rare ici) émane l'ombre des Beatles, des Kinks: une certaine power pop sous influence anglaise !
En 1985 , Christophe J., cette fois-ci sous le nom de Christophe Johnson enregistre, à ma connaissance son dernier disque solo. En face A de ce simple, "What the next step" est une ballade vaporeuse portée par un piano mélancolique. Ce qui aurait du être un hit à ranger entre "I'm not in Love" "Sister Jane" et même j'ose "Without You", n'apportera pas la reconnaissance à son auteur. C'est Jay Alansky qu'on retrouve à la production de ce single tandis que Johnny Guitar (Count Bishops, Dr Feelgood) tient la guitare. Puis éclipse ... (durant laquelle notre homme exerce son métier de traducteur ?)
En 1996, Johan Asherton le choisit pour figurer sur une compilation titrée "Songwriter" où il cotoie entre autres Andy White et Open Road avec deux chansons ,"A Man" et "Ukraine" déjà présents sur la version cd (1992) de "Sons of Waterloo". Le cd comporte six inédits par rapport au lp. On y retrouve "Dreams Of Hamburg" b side du simple "What's The Next Step".
Parallèlement Johan invite notre homme à l'imperméable à le rejoindre régulièrement sur scène à la basse et au chant. En 2000 ,Christophe J. participe à un titre "Alive in the Sky"du nouvel album de Johan A. "Trystero’s Empire".
Last trace for me ... en 2008 Christophe J. participe au projet "I Want You", un album constitué de reprises du titre "I Want You" (à l'origine des titres d' artistes aussi différents que Kiss, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits ou Costello) jouées par un groupe du nom de The Wantones (c.a.d. J. Nataf, A. de la Simone, B. Bonello ...et John Christopher Jacq alias Christophe J.). Tout lecteur pouvant nous en dire plus est le bienvenu !
A lire les deux posts sur Christophe J. (ici et ) dans l'excellent blog de François Gorin: "Les disques rayés"


RICHARD TAYLOR - Beyond Vanity

RICHARD TAYLOR Beyond Vanity cd 1990
Too Little Too Late - Beyond Vanity - I've Already Said Goodbye - Roxene - What The Breeze Cried - Afraid Of Love - The Taming Of A Rainbow / Diamonds And Roses - The Loneliest Time - Comin' Home To Me / Time For Cryin' / Shake To Dance.
Produced by Richard Taylor.
R. Taylor: lead vocals, Lead & rhythm guitars, harmonica / R. DeOlivares: guitar / R. Rossbach & J. Lambert: bass & back-up vocals / J. Sines, Z. Taylor & B. Finley: drums.
"Richard Taylor is a sharp guitar player whose chunky rhythm style is as gritty as vintage Keith Richards' "
"Taylor himself possesses a flawless instinct for roadhouse rockin'. Reminiscent of a straight right hand from Marvin Hagler, the smokin' guitarmanship and sharp melodic hooks jump out and slap you right on the chin."
"An American roots rock band with a crisp and aggressive sound.
Richard Taylor is having fun, and that spirit of rock n' roll emerges."
"Nuts-and-bolts rock n' roll."
"Guitar driven' Roots Rock and alt Country/Blues twang from the East Coast.Two Guitars, Bass, and Drums, period."
"When roots rock is done right, however, like Jason & the Scorchers or Pete Berwick or Steve Earle, it's a joy to hear, molding a half-century of rock, country and blues into an invigorating elixir of sound. Add Richard Taylor to the short list of musicians who "get it" all right..." Source
"...In 1990 "Beyond Vanity" was Taylor's fifth album in the last eight years. All have been on small, independent record labels, this latest on Run Wild Records.
A carpenter on the side, Taylor joked that he "thinks music full time, but only earns part time"from it.The music bug bit him when he was 14, he said, and hasn't let go. His repertoire includes 150 to 200 songs, many unfinished, that he works on during "dry" spells." Source
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WILKO JOHNSON - Ice On The Motorway

WILKO JOHNSON Ice On The Motorway lp 1980
Bottle Up And Go / Cairo Blues / Down By The Waterside / Ice On The Motorway / Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window / Leave My Woman Alone / When I'm Gone / All Right / Keep It Out Of Sight / Long Tall Texan / The Whammy / Back In The Night* / She Does It Right*.
*Free single given with the album.
Produced by W. Johnson
W. Johnson: vocals, guitar / R. Strutter: bass, vocals / A. Bines: drums, vocals / M. Gallagher: keyboards.
Wilko Johnson (born John Wilkinson, 12 July 1947, Canvey Island, Essex) is an English guitarist and songwriter, particularly associated with the UK rhythm and blues band Dr. Feelgood in the 1970s.
W. Johnson played in several local groups before moving to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne to study English. After graduating, he travelled overland to India, before returning to Essex to play with the Pigboy Charlie Band, which evolved into Dr. Feelgood: a mainstay of the 1970s pub rock movement.
Wilko J. developed his own style, coupling a choppy guitar style with a novel dress sense (he favoured a black suit and a highly unfashionable, unpopular and unique pudding bowl haircut) and jerky movements.
Wilko J. plays a vintage Fender Telecaster without using a pick, something that enables him to play rhythm guitar and riffs or solos at the same time, resulting in a highly percussive guitar style. Another reason for his unique style is that he is naturally left-handed, but plays guitar right-handed. His style - which allowed him to move around abruptly on stage with the jerky movements of an automaton without the fear of losing his pick - evolved from a failed attempt to copy Mick Green of Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, a guitarist he admired. During mid-song guitar breaks he would frequently wander across the stage and cut in front of the singer (usually playing a harmonica) with the aid of the longest guitar lead in British rock music (precise length unknown) from his amplifier. He maintained this style even after leaving Dr. Feelgood.
His style formed the essential force behind Dr. Feelgood during their initial years, including the band's first four albums, "Down by the Jetty", "Malpractice", "Stupidity" and "Sneakin' Suspicion", all released between 1975 and 1977. Wilko J. had a cult following amongst fans of the four-piece band, helped by some electrifying stage performance during their extensive UK and north European touring of that period.[citation needed] The live album, Stupidity, reached number one in the UK Albums Chart, but although Johnson played on Dr. Feelgood's first 5 single releases, including "Roxette" and "Back in the Night", the only single to chart during his membership of the band was "Sneakin' Suspicion". He left the band in April 1977, following disagreements over the tracks to be included in the "Sneakin' Suspicion" album.

In 1977, he was a founding member of the Solid Senders; with keyboardist John Potter, bassist Steve Lewins, and drummer Alan Platt. They signed to Virgin in 1978 and released the album, "Solid Senders" that year. The Wilko Johnson Band played at the 'Front Row Festival', a three-week even In early 1981, Johnson released his second album, "Ice on the Motorway", and two years later issued the EP "Bottle Up and Go!" with Lew Lewis; several small-scale LPs, mostly for European record labels, followed over the 1980s: 1984's "Pull the Cover", 1985's "Watch Out! (Live In London)", 1987's "Call It What You Want", and 1988's "Barbed Wire Blues".
In 1992 Wilko J. appeared at the Eurockéennes music festival, and the following year at GuilFest.
In 1998, Johnson finally had the opportunity to release another album, "Going Back Home" for Mystic. Johnson began to cut back on his concert appearances in 1999, but still found the wherewithal to cut "Don't Let Your Daddy Know" (Live in Japan 2000) the following year.
The studio album "Red Hot Rocking Blues" was released in 2005.

This contained covers of classics by the likes of Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Sonny Boy Williamson and Leadbelly.
Throughout 2005 and 2006 the band teamed up with The Hamsters and John Otway to take part in the The Mad, the Bad & the Dangerous tour. He played Club Bang Bang at the 100 Club on 6 October 2006. Wilko J. continues to play live throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. In London he performs twice a year at the 100 Club.
He appeared in the film "Oil City Confidential" (2009), where he related his memories of Canvey Island and Dr. Feelgood. Wikipedia
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THE INMATES - In The Heat Of The Night EP

THE INMATES In The Heat Of The Night EP cd EP 1998
(I Thought I Heard A) Heartbeat / Shape I'm In / Hey Landlord.
Produced by Pat Collier.
Recorded live in "Le Plan", France, April 1998
The Inmates: B. Donnelly: bass / E. Edwards: drums / B. Hurley: vocals, harmonica / T. Oliver: guitars, vocals / P. Gunn: guitar, vocals.

In 1998 The Inmates was touring in France . They recorded "In The heat Of The Night", their second official live album (the first with Bill Hurley on vocals) at "Le Plan" (in the of Paris) in April 1998. "In The Heat Of the Night" is a good live album: it's pub rock played at his high level !!!
The french version on Last Call Records contains fifteen tunes but a free cd EP with three more songs was offered in the shops. This three songs can be found on the japanese version.
Thanks to Hervé !


HIGHSCHOOL HELLCATS - Last Train To Actionville

HIGHSCHOOL HELLCATS Last Train To Actionville cd 2000
Andy McCoy / Crazy Sixteen In Love / Southbound Train / For Your Love / I Saw You Leavin' (With The Hippies) / Rock 'n' Roll.
Produced by The Cats & M. Borg.
Highschool Hellcats: Johnny The Fox: vox / L. Gaston: guitar & backing vox / C. Cannonball: bass & backing vox / V. Vega: percussion & backing vox / P. The Beat: drums & backing vox / D. McCoy: guitar & backing vox.
If "High School Hellcats" is an American black-and-white 1958 film about a high school girl gang, The Highschool Hellcats are swedish gang in love with the New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks, real rock'n'roll and loud guitars !!!
Savage !!!
A very good mini album full of that rock we love so much here at SOTD and who does not want to hear a band that has a song entitled "Andy McCoy" ?
Tanks to Frankie for making me discover this band !
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