Thursday, September 30, 2010

Highway Robbery

Sneaking in one of my all-time favorite rock records before October gets here, Highway Robbery's sole LP "For Love Or Money" is cut from the same cloth as Grand Funk and Cactus (at their best). Heavy fuzzed out guitars and great lead vocals with sweet harmonies.
I don't know much about these guys, but a couple of them went on to be in ATLEE. If you like music, check these guys out - you won't be sorry!

Lazy Woman

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Stripper

I gotta thank the folks over at RockyMusic for this one. I don't own this album, but I'd love to find a copy.

Richard O'Brian (Rocky Horror, Shock Treatment, The Crystal Maze, etc...) wrote this noir/pulp musical (based on a Carter Brown novel) which hit the stage in 1982. For any fan of Rocky Horror this is a must have. Even though I love that film and Shock Treatment, I'd never hunted this down...'till now! More info on it here.

Baby You Give Me a Hard On

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shit From An Old Camcorder

While I'm being lazy working 6 days a week and not posting any new records to my blog (some vinyl rips soon though!) here's some recent stuff I uploaded to Youtube:

Melvins live at UCLA 1993

Bikini Kill live at the Macondo, LA.

And a cheezy little horror movie short I made in the 12th grade

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Field Trip

This post is for those of you who have a soft spot for late 80s/early 90s college rock. Anyone? OK, well back then my weekends consisted of taping Headbanger's Ball and 120 Minutes on MTV. Remember when you had to PAY for music? And you couldn't type things like "Poison Idea live" into youtube and spend hours watching great underground clips? Well, watching free music stuff on TV was pretty sweet back then, even if it wasn't totally your cup of tea, or even if you had to stay up till 2 a.m. to watch the one Didjits or Nuclear Assault video they were going to play.

Anyways, Field Trip's video "Slumberjack" was one such tune played once or twice and after several listens on my VHS tape, I picked up the CD. It's a bit more mellow and produced than the stuff I listened to even back then, but there are some great tunes and catchy guitar twangs. They did a reunion recently and were way more rockin and abrasive then this CD would suggest. Hopefully they'll play again. I uploaded a couple shitty clips from my cell phone as well.

If you're a fan of stuff like fIREHOSE, the Meat Puppets and Wonderful Broken Thing / Chance the Gardener give this a spin. "Blue Blanket"is my favorite tune on here, and did I mention this band features the drummer from the amazing MENSCLUB?


Video Clips

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Real Greg Brady

Holy Sherwood Schwartz! This is an amaaazing CD single.

Let's get one thing straight. I LOVE the Brady Bunch. That show NEVER jumped the shark (yes, I even liked the music, the Hawaii and Grand Canyon episodes, AND Robbie Rist as everyone's favorite jinx Cousin Oliver). Hell, I even enjoyed the cheezy Very Brady Christmas's and how could you not love the Variety Hour? Fake Jan and all...Even the cartoons...and yes, even Ann B. Davis's cookbook. I'm a fan.

You know, Barry Williams has a TON of talent, but I don't think he's ever gotten to show much of it off. Maybe if he'd gotten Donnie Osmond's gig in the Technicolor Dreamcoat...but I digress. Here Barry sings three (pretty similar) versions of Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" (maybe one of the most annoying rap songs ever written) but changes the words to be about his career as Greg Brady. Some of it's in really bad taste too! The 4th song is taken from the "Return of Johnny Bravo" disc and is a cover of "We Are The Champions" by Queen. It's totally unnecessary, sure, but he does a pretty stellar job of it. Let me know what you think, and don't tattle on me for uploading it.

Time To Change