2017-10-13

big vern with john cale in 1989: lullabies for lager louts. out of the bargain bin, into the fire. mittelmasse for you.

you can either buy this album on discogs for two dollar or two euro, or you won't find it no-where at all, except for now=here: "lullabies for lager louts" by the big vern, recorded and released on vinyl (in spain) and on cd (in france) in 1989, and rereleased on mediaphon cd in stuttgart in 1991. why, where and when john cale met these british guys unfourtunately is not passed on, but at least he produced most of this album, sang and played some keyboards on it, and was involved with some of the lyrics. he liked them a lot, obviously.
and this of course might be a rather obscure connection to the velvet underground, but if you listen close enough it de-claires as obvious in the melodies and in the over-all-settings: punk had long gone astray and the punks re-o-curved to what john cale had done in 1971 and long before that and long agogo and ever-soule-after. and most of the times they sound like "early" john cale, john cale is not involved (though as a producer he is, of course).
so listen:

01 - greedy
02 - premonition
03 - AK 47
04 - my madonna (listen directly: click left)
05 - zoo
06 - shamrock
07 - where've you been?
08 - interior design
09 - fountain
10 - empty streets
11 - gun
12 - crocodile tears
13 - injury time (listen directly: click left)

that's it.

(mp3; all scans included; direct download)

 

2017-09-22

BDMT - stuttgart 1988. trying to hip and to hop out the 39 clocks and very much successoring. two sights of a single that no body noticed and no body cared about: lououououder than you!

markus ist inzwischen professor für grafikdesign in weimar; er hat sich also nicht verbogen im laufe der jahre, sondern extrapoliert, sozusagen, nicht verhärtet, sondern verstärkt, dem wesen bauhaus sich sinnvoll angliedernd. when professor markus weisbeck lived in stuttgart and was not a professor at all and lived in a messy flat close to mine from something like 1985 until 1990 i taught him a lot of things about punk, 'punk' and the 39 clocks. yes, as you might have guessed, it was a lot of fun: very loud noise and more thn a glimpse of psychodeliria.
in 1988 he took some of my can albums and x-sampled a lot of hitherto unheard sounds fromoff them to use them with BDMT, a rockx and rollx and noisex unit he had with the speed metalurgicax guitaristx binder, i am very sorry, whose first name i forgot. the two of them both produced this=here wonderful seven-inch-record that nobody noticed or even bought when it was released in 1988: a mix-up and a set-up of 'pop' and breakingdancing tunes: stuttgart was never before as close as this to conquer the world with queersquare tunes and no body noticed. so here it is: again!

(two tracks plus scans / direct download)

wer keine lust zum downloaden von blöden alten bildern hat, kann sich die single meinetwegen auch direkt anhören if you don't want to unzip annie get your old foulder with the pictures and all:

listen to BDMT directly and directed end die arrackted!

2017-09-08

auch das wort 'viel' ist nicht viel (selten gehörte musik: dieter roth und oswald wiener live 1976: tote rennen lieder)

ja, die stuttgarter schule, als damals stuttgart noch federführend war in der avantgarde, als hier die sprachen neu erfunden wurden, als hier fluxus noch sich auf dem cannstatter wasen präsentierte unter seinesgleichen, als die neue musik noch neues zerplärrte im studio der landesgirokasse, in der villa berg, in der liederhalle (nur in donaueschingen gab es manchmal neueres, aber das war ja eigentlich auch stuttgart); als samuel beckett, arno schmidt, peter brötzmann und yoko ono hier noch hand in hand durch die inzwischen zerbombte altstadt flanierten: da gab es die edition hansjörg mayer, die viele dieser events, performances und augurenblicke dokumentierte und via niedlich und julius der shoppenden öffentlichkeit auch als schallplatten um die ohren knallte. inzwischen haben die dumpfköpfe die ober- und überhand gewonnen (ohne es zu wollen; nicht einmal zum wollen sind sie fähig) und die nächste generation der dummköpfer muss wohl erst noch angelernt werden. bis dahin amüsieren wir uns mit revolutionären rückschauen, wie gesagt, auf die stuttgarter schule (original und wikipedia) und ihre auswüchse.
1976, also kurz vor punk oder eigentlich im echten punk mittendrin, als albrecht/d. sich mit throbbing gristle den obskuren verzweigungen der linksseitig verborgenen pfade und verwurzelungen und verzweigungen des kraut widmete (aleister hätte sich krautley benannt, hätte er noch diese=hier dimension entvölkert), 1976 also fuhren dieter roth ond oswald wiener (letzterer eher der wiener aktionistischen als der stuttgarter buchstabenverdreherzunft zugehörig) nach island und verwirrten dort die elfen und feen mit spontaneistischen voneinander meist völlig unabhängigen dialogen über das nichts und das nichts: was sollten diese nachkriegler auch sonst tun, sie hatten ja nur nichts. dazu gab es ein wenig musik.
diese performance wurde im rohzustand mit allen schnitzen, aussetzungen und kanten 1977 auf einer langspielplatte veröffentlicht und blieb schon damals liegen. auch heute, da sie selten und kunst (kunst!!!!) ist bleibt sie unerhört. egal, hier sind denn mal diese dreissig etwas harschen minuten zu hören, beide seiten ineinander nacheinander als ein langes stück: alle brüche, alles gebretzel, alle brummereien sind absicht, von den künstlern autorisiert und von hansjörg mayer so wie von den künstlern während einer vor dem gesetz nicht mehr ganz nachvollziehbaren nahkampfsituation gewollten saumässigen qualität veröffentlicht. das wurde damals schon als spinnerkunst und künstlerscheisse ignoriert (was natürlich quatsch ist: die kehrwöchner/innen haben das sehr wohl mit vergrätztem gesicht wahrgenommen), heute könnt ihr das auch, also wahrnehmen, nicht wahr, goutieren, im nachhinein gut und richtig und toll und schön und wahr finden, nicht wahr. und heute ist das nicht nur wirre künstlerscheisse wie damals, sondern auch noch richtig teuer.
ihr könnt die starke halbe stunde entweder direkt hier anhören und dazu die bilder angucken, oder ihr könnt die mp3-datei downloaden und die bilder auch zusätzlich von hier von der seite hier aus dem blog: es gibt keine zip- oder rar-datei sondern nur direktes rohmaterial. aber das könnt ihr ja. die bilder stammen von der discogs-seite für die platte, nur das letzte zeigt mein exemplar auf dem katzensessel, wobei alle meine sessel katzensessel sind.

egal:
 (mp3 / 320 kbps / listen: leftclick / download: rightclick / and don't forget to save the pictures as well)

2017-09-01

look what i found in my record collection! worn-out wobbly copies of some rare vinyl-7-inchers by the poems, the damned, and eddie cochran and gene vincent: unbearable and unhearable!

just what the headline says: some rare and unhearable and unbearable 7-inchers i found in the black holes of my record collection, rarexpensive and a lot of fun. the damned live anyway anywhere anywhen et cetera, the poems with rose mcdowell long before she joined strawberry switchblade and current 93, and some obscure european recordings by/of eddie cochran and gene vincent.
 
starteling off this evening are the damned with their extended play filled up with cover versions of well known tunes: this 7-inch-vinyl-ep seems to be a crackling vinyl bootleg of a wobbly crackling vinyl bootleg: 
the sound is awful, and there is a lot of backgroung noise allthroughout. butt annieway, these are some very funny tunes of very obscure provenience: noboredy knows if they really happened:
get it on
rich kids
ruby
sharp dressed man
black night
all the young dudes

(and download the pictures as well if you need them)


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get it on: 

combing up next are gene vincent and eddie cochran, recorded live in europe in 1960. as this record changes hands for something like one hundred dollars, i thought you might like to hear what you are going to be buying; and you will of course be when you have been listening to the record: a vicious circle...


here we go:

(listen with left-click, save with right-click; and don't forget to save the pictures as well, if you need them)


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 one more for the roses:

and lost but not least let us listen to rose mcdowall long before she joined the strawberry switchblade in 1984 or current 93 even later. here she is singing and playing and acting with the poems in 1981.
three tracks, wobbobbely and worn out, for your listening pleasure:

achieving unity
hold and see


(lots of scans included; mp3; direct download)




2017-08-18

beyond the kraut radar: the southwestgerman band syncrisis and their first album "reflections in musical power" recorded in 1980

in 1980 they slipped through every net, and nobody really cared. while in the early eighties there was a very vivid punk and avantgarde scene in the stuttgart/tübingen area in southwestgermany noboredy gave nothing but a fuck for latelate soft machine or mahavishnu fusion for a lot of good reasons. so syncrisis were the last men halfstanding lightfingeredness, virtuocity and mileage allowance on the guitar neck. they even had a drum solo on their first album; and yes, you are about to witness exactly that.
the album "reflections in musical power" was recorded in december 1980 in some dullsville near tübingen and was released completely independent in 1981. syncrisis were titus köstler on guitar, peter frodl on bass, edgar müller on keyboards, and uwe holzwarth on drums. as a special guest they had armin keller on congas , the guy who in tübingen ran the best record shop i ever lived to see. in 1982 syncrisis produced a second longplayer, and then the four of them got lost in the process of growing old. 
and though this is no lost kraut sensation, and though the lolly pope stated they were coumpletely crap, the music is rather interesting at least, and i like some of it quite a lot.

so listen:

01 - just a happy time
03 - reflections
04 - daydreams
05 - bata mata
06 - mata dalam
07 - one hope
08 - sweet nights

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


2017-08-11

THE LAECHERLING: iggy pop, brian eno and david bowie: countercollaborations recorded in 1977: plus some more

yes, it is the legendary "THE LAECHERLING" album, a compilation of obscure and rather hard to find tracks by iggy pop, david bowie and brian eno, that some psychobsessed northwestgerman bootleggers compiled in 1979 and released as a very limlited edition. and though most of the information provided on the cover is wrong, this is still rather interesting. and additionally for your listening pleasure you'll get most of the tracks that can be found on the long forgotten "DIE BOWIE" album, probably edited and released in the same year by the same people.
first of all, the so-called "low"- and "lodger"-tracks on "THE LAECHERLING" probably have nothing to do with low or lodger at all. on the other hand, noboredy knows, where they reallyreally come from: one source states that they indeed are "low"- or "lodger"-outtakes played at the wrong speed, an other source suggests, that the first track is a coumpilation of some lost brian eno sounds, and the other two are instrumentals that david byrne created with brian eno. but now you can figure it out for your beautiful selves. the remaining tracks probably are some iggy pop rehearsal recordings from 1977 with david bowie on keyboreds and well-meant advices.
so this is what you want, and this is what you get:

01 - low
02 - lodger I
04 - dirt
05 - i need somebody
06 - funtime
07 - shake appeal (listen directly in your browser)
08 - search and destroy
09 - raw power
10 - hard to beat



the following tracks all are from the album "DIE BOWIE"; i only omitted three tracks that can be found as official releases or on every tom-dick-and-harry-bootleg (superman and queen bitch from the 1972 bbc sessions, and stay from the dinah shore show 1976); the remaining tracks are some obscure sounds iggy pop recorded all over the usa in 1977, either live or in a rehearsal room situation with david bowie on keenbrods, ricky gardiner on guitars, and tony and hunt sales on bass and drumns.
here we go:

11 - raw power poem (listen directly in your browser)
12 - night clubbing (drum version)
13 - passenger (german version) (listen directly in your browser)
14 - i'm crying
15 - my name is iggy pop
16 - hang on sloopy
17 - hassles
18 - ordinary bummer (listen directly in your browser)
19 - street crazies / gloria

you better enjoy this music; download or die!

(mp3 / lots of scans included / direct download)

2017-08-04

pogo of the halfdead: hüsker dü live in bochum 1987; what's going on?

hüsker dü? do you remember? no, you don't, do you? and noboredy knows where to find bochum on a map. but that's alright, mama. on the 6th of september or on the 9th of june 1987 hüsker dü were there in the forgotten and dark-shadowed city of bochum lost deep in the dark woods of germany; and they executed a very fine performance, gute güte. thanks go out to the bootleggers in the audience, who recorded this very fine concert and released it on vinyl; but pondering silence shall rule on and about the quality of this recording.
in 1988 this longplayer was released, and it had it all wrong: the cover was boring, and the tracklist was coumpletely crap and had nothing to do with the music. but anyway, some discogs-maniacs figured out the correct order of tracks, and so here we go. you can listen to both sides of the record seamlesslay in one rutsch each. please note: there is no .zip or .rar download, just the music as mp3; so you have to save the pictures as separate files if you need them.

side one:
these important years
charity, chastity, prudence and hope
standing in the rain
back from somewhere
ice cold ice
you're a soldier


side two:
could you be the one?    
the girl who lives on heaven hill    
everytime    
terms of psychic warfare    
bed of nails    
green eyes    
what's going on?