Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blood, Sweat and Tears. Hip Pickles. 1973.

Strap on the feedbag!

The Newgate Wind - The Bevis Frond, 1987.

Nick Saloman is The Bevis Frond. Aside from the drums he wrote/played/recorded/released a rash of records on Woronzow from 1986 to 1991 and they are all brilliant. He is the black rider on most British Guitar Gods lists and I think these two tracks do a good job of showcasing why. If you can find it, check out his collaboration with Twink from The Pink Fairies and The Pretty Things, then check your exhausted synapses into Bellvue.

Gemini Machine - The Bevis Frond, 1988.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mother's Finest. Fire. 1976

I barely remember when silk scarves were super cool, but I do remember some of the sweet jams that were ripped whilst wearing them. Nothing beats a speedy funky bottom, with a spit shine of guitar face splitting. Throw in some gospel "raise the roofers" and you got a bootie mover that will turn your average suburban high-school music dork into a freaked out albino fret wizard.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Bible - D.R. Hooker, 1972.

Is there a wildlife preserve someplace in Kansas where burned-out old Jesus freaks roam free with fuzzed out amplifiers strapped to their backs, Saving souls by shredding their message with glorified licks into the Western wind? I like to think so.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

JB's. Catfish Collins. 1971.

It was rare that James allowed his guitar players to shred like this, but Catfish Collins got his chance and just ripped it. Bootsy on bass filling out the bottom end. Furious.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ramatam. Ask Brother Ask. 1972

The sound quality on this is so poor it almost isn't worth posting. That said, I just found some Ramatam on vinyl after searching for a while. It pretty much shreds. Peep this line-up.

Mitch Mitchell - Drums
April Lawton - Guitar
Mike Pinera - Vocals, Guitar

Mitch needs no introduction.

April Lawton shredded so furiously that she was rumored to be a transexual in her time. She was also hailed as the female Hendrix. Tranny or not, she's got some serious chops.

Mike Pinera is a well traveled face melter, just check out his resume: Blues Image, Iron Butterfly, New Cactus, dude even ripped with Alice Cooper in the early 80's.

Their debut album was produced by none other than Tom Dowd. Pretty heady shit. Check out their tunes here.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I saw a Killin' - Josefus, 1970.

I'd go to church every Sunday and confess every sin I'd ever contemplated if God should find it in his infinite wisdom to get up off his ass and drop the first two Josefus records in my collection. Then I'd kill my confessant and drag his urine soaked corpse behind my car for a run across North Dakota listening to this track through blown out speakers.

The Sails of Charon - The Scorpions, 1977.

Oh, Motherfuck, Yes!