Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ancient Chinese Secret - Caveat Emptor

ARTIST: Ancient Chinese Secret
TITLE: Caveat Emptor
LABEL: Slap A Ham Records #50
YEAR: 1999
GENRE: Powerviolence / Noisy Hardcore

Well here I am. I am back with the punk and hardcore entries. I picked the red vinyl version of this up at CI Records in Lancaster a few years back. I didn't know who it was, but at the time I was trying to complete the Slap A Ham Records discography. I ended up paying $5 for this. For a few years, I only thought it was released on red vinyl. Well its like a clear orange to be exact. I was Celebrated Summer in Towson MD one day and found a copy on black vinyl. Which I didnt even know existed. That was only $5 so I picked that up.

ACS is made up for Chris and Lydia Dodge, and a drummer. Chris Dodge was one of the singers of Spazz. His wife hated powerviolence, but still sang on this release. Its different I will say. Its powerviolence with just a bass, drums and sometimes keyboards. There are also some very weird instrumental tracks as well.

PRESSING INFO: Not sure how many were pressed. I have confirmed a clear orange vinyl, and a black vinyl release. The clear orange version is supposed to be harder to find. But I've seen it more often than the black vinyl version. I have also read that there is a clear swirl vinyl. But I have yet to confirm this.

1. Waiting For Doctor Bombay
2. A Nice Day
3. Moral Of The Story
4. ???
5. Hyper Liar
6. Obnoxious Fumes
7. The Overlook
1. The Basics
2. Outburst
3. Fight or Flight
4. Quiet For The Choirmaster
5. Needles Eye
6. The Candle Burns
7. A Passage Of Time

Friday, February 6, 2009

Mike Angelo & The Idols

ARTIST: - Mike Angelo & The Idols
TITLE: - Can't Stop Me / The World May Not Like Me
LABEL: - Hottrax AJ 15006
YEAR: - 1984
GENRE/STYLE: - Funk / Soul

If you couldnt tell by now, I am going through my record collection alphabetically. This way I wont get all confused as to which albums I've uploaded and which I havent. But if you have any request, send them my way!

Here is an underground release which should be a classic! And infact it might be. I just can't find anything about it. The a-side is an upbeat funk track which is pretty good. But the reason I posted this is because of the B-side! Its funky style soul with some pretty great lyrics. All you need to know is "fuck everybody". Give it a listen! And I promise to have more punk and hardcore coming up. This stuff is just too good to pass up though

PRESSING INFO: No idea actually. I cannot find anything about this release.

A - Can't Stop Me
B - The World May Not Like Me

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Alley Cats - Puddin' N' Tain 45rpm

Here is another not so punk entry. I love me some oldies, and it shows in my record collection. I love punk and hardcore. But I also love other music as well. This time you dont have to download it! Just hit play and listen.

Here is some doo wop released way back in the 60's. 1963 to be precise. The a-side is upbeat doo wop, and the b-side has a little bit of early soul in the mix. Puddin N Tain was reached #43 on the Billboard charts in 1963. Not a huge hit, but still a small one. Listen!

PRESSING INFO: Released in 1963 on Philles Records. I'm pretty sure this is the only label variation.

A - Puddin N' Tain (Ask Me Again, I'll Tell You The Same)
B - Feel So Good