Monday, August 17, 2009

VA - Katrina's Live Tamana Away!

It seems a lot of you wanted a copy of this classic release from TRC. Well here it is - Katrina's Live!!!

This was actually recorded on January 18, 1986 at Katrina's last gig before biting the dust. Bands who performed on that famous last night were Betrayed, Private Stock, GI and the Idiots and the WUDS.


1. Caught in the Crossfire
2. Punk Reigns
3. Military Rule
4. Urban Assault
5. Never Menat to be This Way
6. When I Met You
7. Kids Will Unite
8. Hardcore Rules
9. Betrayed By You

Private Stock
10. Have more Fun
11. Future Generation

GI and the Idiots
12. Bury Yourself
13. Broken Lineage
14. the Flag
15. Nine Years in Service
16. This Time for Real

17. Peace Be With You
18. Teachers and Cheaters
19. Just Like Before
20. Sana i Minsan Mo Lang Akong Tingnan
21. Inosente Lang ang Nagtataka

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

the Seeds - the Seeds

In a truly anthems from the alleyways fashion, my tribute to the late-great Sky Saxon was well… late. His death was over-shadowed by the death of the King of Pop and a 70’s icon. They all died the same day, I think. Anyways, the Seeds influence on punk was as vital as say the Stooges, Motor City 5, the Standells and the Sonics. I first read about them when they were mentioned with the artists I just mentioned. So, I scoured the local record stores, especially the second-hand shops the releases of these bands. I first scored Stooges’ Fun House, MC5’s Kick Out the Jams, and the Seeds’ self-titled album plus the New York Dolls’ debut and Velvet Underground’s Loaded.

They all sounded differently yet their attitude comes across big time! They’re garage sound is what appealed to me the most. While Iggy and the gang and MC5 exudes the kind of danger and urgency they’re known for, the Seeds, on the other hand, explored the psychedelic track with pop sensibilities which is more akin with 13th Floor Elevators’.
Ramones’s owed a lot to the Seeds as much as the Stooges. And to pay homage to the Seeds, the Ramones covered Can’t Seem to Make You Mine from this album on their all covers record called Acid Eaters.

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the Seeds - a Web of Sound

This is the Seeds debut album, and man what a debut. It clearly showcased the shape of music to come plus some psychedelic meanderings pre-dating a whole lot of bands in the process.

Everything about this record is great, from the album cover to the actual music. So I'm not gonna mess thing up talking (or writing in this case) and let the music do the talking!

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Graham Parker - Howlin' Wind

I hated this album when I first bought it way back in my high school days. Why? Because I read somewhere that Graham Parker was the “angry young man.” So I was expecting loud, very loud music. And boy I was so wrong. Instead of loud music, I got a rock album reminiscent of Van Morrison. Though I have to admit it has great tunes in it, it wasn’t what I expected. What do you expect, I’m younger, louder and snottier then.

Fast-forward to 1990’s, I started listening to Frank Zappa, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Van Morrison and the like. I remembered Graham Parker. It was only then that I appreciated this album. It’s not uncommon that I hated an album now and ended up liking it years later. This is no exception, this is a truly classic!

So what are you waiting for? Download it now and see for yourself.

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Bash and Pop - Friday Night is Killing Me

I was so pissed off when I learned that the Replacements disbanded. And I wasn’t pretty impressed with Paul Westerberg’s solo efforts though I got to admit that I have still got to hear his albums. I only based it on the songs from the Singles OST which were good but not what I expected.

But it’s a totally different story with Tommy Stinson’s first post-Mats project called Bash & Pop. I have to admit that the album is uneven, probably because of the group’s in-fighting and rumors have it that Tommy did most of the album himself. It surely lacks cohesion but songs like Never Aim to Please, the fast rocker aptly titled Fast & Hard and the very catchy single Loose Ends made this album worth listening to.

I remembered reading about Bash & Pop in Cream magazine never knowing who were the members were. After learning it was Tommy Stinson’s new band. I went straight to the local record store and bought the cassette. I wasn’t impressed but not disappointed either.

The thing is, Friday Night is Killing Me is not a must-have say like Pleased to Meet Me, but it’s a great record nonetheless.

I recently saw the CD in a bargain bin of Music One and bought it for Php 150 or roughly 3 dollars. Not bad…

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