Thursday, 30 October 2008

RareOnes Vol6 - Blessed Ethel - Welcome to the Rodeo

RareOnes Vol6 - Blessed Ethel - Welcome to the Rodeo (1996)

Blessed Ethel were one of those bands that fell into a hole in between "NME" Genres touring with NWOTNW bands such as S*M*A*S*H and The Nubiles as well as Britpop bands such as Lush and The Longpigs. They were an altogether spikier proposition than those bands with Sara Doran's voice grabbing your attention like a cross between Courtney Love and Debbie Harry. This album (1996) was the first and only long player they released, although there were several non album singles such as "Dog" and "Rat" They came to my attention supporting S*M*A*S*H and bought the single 3 Minuite Mind at the little record stall at the gig.

1. Pullman Car to Venus
2. Calico B
3. Confidential
4. Another World
5. Hangin' in the Sun
6. That Man
7. Shooting Cowboys
8. Fat Star
9. Veronica
10. Rope
11. Blue Movie
12. Into the Sun

Friday, 24 October 2008

BoxerBears Vol21 - The Leeds Memory mix

Boxerbears Vol21 - The Leeds Memory Mix
21 now that conjures memories, 10 years ago i spent mine very very drunk on a revolving dancefloor in one of Leeds most cheesy venues (Which is now not unsurprisingly i am told some kind of a lap dancing/ Hawaian club!) Planet Earth. There is no direct correlation between that night and this mix as I am confident they didn't play Blessed Ethel in there! I think it was more KC and the Sunshine Band and the Spice Girls.... Anyway back to the mix, I have tried to add acts I haven't included before such as Big Boy Tomato, The Nubiles and Vent 414 and a great Smaller track (He's Digsy dont you know) alongside a couple of favs like NMA and Cud (Leeds link!) all topped off with a hair metal classic as your Track 15 curveball!

1) The Nubiles - Without Walking
2) Joyrider - Special One
3) Speedy - Boy Wonder
4) Smaller - Is?
5) Blessed Ethel - Fat Star
6) Candyskins - Feed It
7) Inaura - Coma Aroma
8) Vent 414 - Lie Before You
9) Big Boy Tomato - Anything
10) Delicatessen - CF Kane
11) Hurricane #1 - Chain Reaction
12) New Model Army - Get Me Out
13) CUD - One Giant Love
14) Out of my Hair - In the Groove Again
15) Poison - Aint Nothin but a Good Time

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

RareOnes Vol5 - Half Time Oranges - Rotterdamnation

Vol 5 - Half Time Oranges - Rotterdamnation (1996 Rutland Records)
Rotterdamnation was the second Half Time Oranges album (Clive Baker Set Fire to Me was the first album on Rutland Records) this was released in 1996, they were based around East Anglia. I have a vague recollection of camping on a freind of a freinds floor around 96 one drunken New Years Eve in Norwich and the guitarist from the band was one of the flatmates, Claim to fame or what!
I beleive there were shared members with the equally football obsessed Des Lynam Allstars who were also based around Norwich. I would love to get hold of some of the other Rutland records releases but they are impossible to get hold of. In fact the much revered (on these blogs) Spinning Jennys had a track on a Rutland compilation album called Shiver me Timbers, which i have never managed to track down. Anyway hope you enjoy this jangletastic album.
PS I could find a picture of the band anywhere so here is the inspiration for track3!

1)Any team will do
2)Terrace Girl
3)Vinnie Jones
4)Six Point Christmas
6)Zig Zag to the Onion Bag
7)A Gospel Song
8)Second City Blues
9)Billy Danes grown up
10)The Girl from 4B
11)Theme From Orange
12)Yesterdays Hero
15)Moving the Goalposts

Friday, 10 October 2008

Boxerbears Vol20 - The Scutaro Mix

BB Vol20 - The Scutaro Mix

As a tribute to the brilliantly named Toronto Blue Jays player we watched whilst in Canada, it really is one of the best names ever.

Anyway to the music, a real rag bag of the poppy the heavy the funky and kitsch. Kicking off with the Nivens and for those of you who have downloaded the recent Nivens album posting you will be able to sing along to this already! Back to the Planet are a band for about 6 months i listened to constantly and although this rip is not the greatest you get the idea. A second Norfolk band with a track from Noisebox EP2 from the powerhouse of Republic, The best Bivouac track imo and a woonderful ditty by the scottish indie pop legends BMX Bandits. Please let me know what you think good or bad and im off to rip some more gems! Laters

PS If anyone has a copy of either Juliana Hatfields - Everybody Loves me But You or The Family Cat - River of Dreams (The single version not the muddier album version) please please please post it as i love those two tunes and i cant find my copies for love nor money. Ta

1 The Nivens - House Come Tumbling Down
2 Poppy factory - Stars
3 Back to the Planet - Teenage Turtles
4 Midget - Optimism
5 Kinky Machine - Swivelhead
6 Republic - Powerdrill
7 These Animal Men - This is the Sound of Youth
8 Terrorvision - My House
9 Honeycrack - Go Away
10 Bivouac - Money Sanctury (Cynic)
11 Transvision Vamp - Tell that girl to shut up
12 Rootjoose - Mr fixit
13 The Dharmas - Three Miles High
14 BMX Bandits - Serious Drugs
15 ABC - When Smokey Sings

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

RareOnes Vol4 - Seconds Out Round One (Various)

RareOnes Vol4 - Seconds Out Round One (Various)

Seconds Out Round One was compilation album of session tracks recorded in 1991 for the Mark Radcliffe radio show Hit The North, released by Imaginary RecordsThe album consisted of three tracks each from Scorpio Rising, Leatherface, Doctor Phibes and the House of Wax Equations and The Boo Radleys
Sorry for the delay holiday and work commitments have meant the longest gap yet for BB. This is a great little compliation of session tracks and one which is very hard to get hold of. Hope u enjoy!

1 Scorpio Rising - Freedom No 5
2 Scorpio Rising - Freedom 13
3 Scorpio Rising - Peace Frog
4 Leatherface - Not Superstitious
5 Leatherface - One To Say
6 Leatherface - Discipline
7 Doctor Phibes - Mr Fantasy
8 Doctor Phibes - Mirrors
9 Doctor Phibes - Burning Cross
10 The Boo Radleys - Naomi
11 The Boo Radleys - Skyscraper
12 The Boo Radleys - Song For Up