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posted a review of MDC (2) - Millions Of Dead Cops. 2 days ago
The greatest hardcore punk record ever made (IMNSHO). Never equalled, never bettered.
posted a review of Curtis Mayfield - Got To Find A Way. 6 days ago
Back in the early '80s you could pick up copies of this and other Curtis albums for very little £s. I got this for about 50p around 1982 and I paid 25p for a copy of Short Eyes. Other albums like There's No Place Like America Today, Back To The World, ... See full review
posted a review of Nico (3) - The End.... 11 days ago
This album was always in the shadow of Nico's previous three releases ... but actually it's just as good, if not better. The songs are superb, the arrangements and instrumentation are certainly on a par with the Marble Index. Sounds like nothing and ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Illusions From The Crackling Void. 14 days ago
Great sampler with a ton of UK mid '60s goodies on it. The Poets' track is a stellar piece of understated funky freakbeat guaranteed to set dancefloors alight, Wimple Winch deliver their awesome and epic Rumble and you get a whole slew of good stuff from ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The Acceptable Presence. 20 days ago
I think you probably answered your own question there !
posted a comment on Human Expression* - Love At A Psychedelic Velocity. 20 days ago
I seem to remember the first version of this album had the wrong band pictured on the front cover? Withdrawn quite quickly replaced with the 'dog' pic.

>edit< Yes - just found a pic of it on Popsike ... See full review
posted a review of MC5 - Phun City, UK. 24 days ago
Fairly diabolical sound quality, I'd only give it 3 out of 10 on the bootleg scale. Actually if you crank it loud and EQ it a bit it's not a complete write-off. The 5 sound on great form so pity this document of the only time the band played in the UK is ... See full review
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posted a review of The Stairs - Weed Bus. 25 days ago
As far as ersatz garage punk '90s style goes - this is about as good as it gets.
posted a review of Kalbata - Ninja We Ninja. 27 days ago
Heavy dubwize selection with no less than three different gun samples; a couple of machine gun clatters and then a really guttural burst of heavyweight flak. Good record.
posted a comment on Bernard Parmegiani - Rock (Bande Originale Du Film). about 1 month ago
It was a brand new sealed copy. Side 1 crackles all the way through, unlistenable. Got it in the post and can't be bothered to return - I'll put it with all the other sub-standard records I've bought recently. After 50 years of buying vinyl I'm finally ... See full review
posted a review of Bernard Parmegiani - Rock (Bande Originale Du Film). about 1 month ago
Truly awful pressing, diabolical. This is why I so seldom buy vinyl these days. Ugh.
Side 2 is better than side 1 which clicks and crackles more or less though the entire side.
submitted Mr. Clean (& The Cleansers)* - Karate. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Mr. Clean (& The Cleansers)* - Karate. about 1 month ago
Great record. Look out for the 2017 issue. Don't know if it's legit or not but it sounds great.
>edit< it's totally legit from the wonderful Tramp Records from Germany.
posted a comment on German Oak - Down In The Bunker. about 1 month ago

"Screaming Skeletons" originally issued as "Airalert"
"Missile Song" originally issued as "Down in the Bunker"
"Belle's Song" originally issued as "Raid Over Dusseldorf"
"Nothing" originally issued as "1945 - Out of the Ashes"
"Bear Song" originally ... See full review
posted a review of German Oak - Down In The Bunker. about 1 month ago
Made a mighty swerve on the reissue vinyl I saw several years back. The sleeve and track titles were enough to give a massive red light. After reading Cope's review on Head Heritage I got a cheap copy off Amazon. Good stuff - but sadly glitched at points ... See full review
posted a comment on Los Romeros* - Guitar Festival. about 1 month ago
Also a version made in Germany on CD 422 275-2. Miniature series (Minitaure 9).
posted a review of Various - Tokyo Flashback 6. about 1 month ago
Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate sound like the Butthole Surfers.
夜光虫 - 夢幻 (Luminous Insects - Dream) is a beautiful and haunting psychedelic ballad.
Another great entry in the Tokyo Flashback series.
posted a review of Various - Incredible Sound Show Stories Volume 9 (Clap Hands Daddy Come Home!). about 1 month ago
Fingers Lee & The Upper Hand's 'Midnight Race' must be one of the greatest '60s tracks in existence. How this one isn't better known must be one of life's enduring mysteries. Very exciting, fast and furious pounder and worth the price of admission on its ... See full review
posted a review of Christodoulos Halaris* - Ioannis Koukouzelis* - Byzantine Maϊstores Vol. 1. about 1 month ago
Just picked up this 3 CD set for £3 from my local shop which sells classical remarkably cheap (often cheaper than charity shops). This was reduced from £18 to £6 and then to £3.
Lots of good oud playing plus great string arrangements. i could listen to ... See full review
posted a review of German Oak - German Oak. about 1 month ago
I used to see this album on vinyl when it was reissued around 2010. I didn't like the look of it so swerved it. However - after reading Cope's review on Head Heritage I got a copy cheap on CD. It's a great album, superior lo-fi industrial hypno-rock. It ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Northern Soul's Guilty Secrets. about 1 month ago
When DJs started running out of premier league Northern Soul bangers they started playing virtually any record with a similar beat. The thirst for new records was so great that quality control dipped a bit at some nights.
Some of these records were ... See full review
posted a review of Can - Can. about 1 month ago
This later entry in the Can catalogue has worn quite well. I dug it out to play A Specacle just now as I noticed that the track appears on the second Disco Not Disco compilation on Strut. And it is indeed quite disco-ey. Can had track record with the ... See full review
posted a review of The Jackson 5 - Get It Together. about 1 month ago
Whoever released this record couldn't quite get Michael's name right on the spine - it says 'Micheal Jackson & The Jackson 5'. Oops.
posted a review of Ranking Trevor - In Fine Style. about 1 month ago
Ranking Trevor was a popular DJ and toaster in the late '70s / early '80s. Peel used to play him quite a bit and he released quite a lot of 7"s. Somewhat surprising to see that two of his albums have yet to see a reissue in any form.
In Fine Style is ... See full review
posted a review of prp Group - Soil Pipe. about 1 month ago
Got hipped to this by someone who likened it to This Heat. Faint similarity. Lock-groove rock almost reminds me of some of the SST bands of the '80s (the obscure ones). All instrumental with some jazz leanings. Very well played and produced.

If you go ... See full review
posted a comment on Merzbow - Merzbox. about 1 month ago
What about W.A. Mozart's 200 CD box set?
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posted a review of Manpack Variant - Sticky Wickets. about 1 month ago
Fairly understated album of meandering noise which actually really works as background. Not much to say about it... apart from it's 'quite good'. If you like pulsing electronics, drone, ambient textures &c &c then you may enjoy this one. I got it for 80p ... See full review
posted a review of Cromagnon - Cave Rock. about 1 month ago
Just asked my girlfriend what year she thought this album was made .... she hazarded 1988, thinking of Test Dept., Laibach, Meat Beat Manifesto etc. It's from 1969 though - amazing. Truly awesome and uncategorisable album of wigged-out freak-ups. Totally ... See full review
posted a review of Krenek* - Kruse*, Marc*, St Hill*, Kraus*, Posselt*, Leipzig Opernchor, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Lothar Zagrosek - Jonny Spielt Auf. 2 months ago
Intriguing modern opera with a Brechtian quality. Some melodic show and jazz style arrangements sit alongside a more rigorous operatic recitative aesthetic, but actually it's all quite accessible.
Annoyingly there's no libretto included, you have to ... See full review
posted a review of Les Rallizes Denudes - Mars Studio 1980. 2 months ago
First three discs are studio recordings. Unusual as LRD didn't really like studios. The 4th disc is more Double Heads (but not from the Double Heads box set, these are additional recordings). The first track on the 4th disc sounds like Chrome.
Anything ... See full review
posted a comment on Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Mirror Man. 2 months ago
1967 recording with incorrect date 1965 stated on reverse sleeve. Wrong line-up depicted on the front cover as well.
posted a review of Dean Blunt - As Long As Ropes Unravel Fake Rolex Will Travel. 3 months ago
I've virtually stopped buying vinyl but make an exception for Dean Blunt. A side combines dreamy keyboard and guitar backing with looped vocal (Meredith Monk I believe). Six minutes of beatific calm.
B side has a plangently wistful distorto strummed ... See full review
submitted Dean Blunt - As Long As Ropes Unravel Fake Rolex Will Travel. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Lou Reed - Lou Reed Live - Take No Prisoners. 3 months ago
Original pressing of this in the Uk came in red and blue discs. I had one but it was warped so took it back and got a regular black pressing. I see the red & blue isn't represented on Discogs yet.
posted a comment on Various - Radio Cramps : The Purple Knif Show. 3 months ago
Yeah goddam that Lux Interior, going on the radio and playing records that influenced him from his own record collection. Whatta rip!! I want my money back.
posted a comment on Various - Ready Steady Boogaloo! Amphonic Grooves For Carnaby Chicks And Cool Steppers. 3 months ago
Just paid 50p for this from a charity shop. Groovy baby.
posted a comment on Various - In My Room. 3 months ago
Track 3 - is actually Curt Boettcher's "Believe You" (mis-titled "It's A Sad World" on this Mojo disc - as well as the Revola disc from whence it comes).
posted a comment on Torn Hawk - Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time. 3 months ago
"30 for sale from £2".... hmmmm (at least 10 words)
submitted The Bozz Tribe, Jobbie - MegaBozz Mix / My Love Is Like A Steaming Turd. 3 months ago
posted a review of Can - The Lost Tapes. 3 months ago
Five years after its release this Can box just gets better and better. Lots of deep listening, I keep turning up new things to listen to and delight in. Great for hardcore Canheads. The Malcolm Mooney tracks showcase just how out-there he was, using his ... See full review
posted a review of Various - We All Live On Candy Green (Electric Sound Show Volume One). 3 months ago
Yes, further to JJMMWGDuPree's review (down there underneath somewhere). Bit of a muddle this particular set. I was going to add the Particles box set to Discogs but lost the will to live when I discovered that the 'copy to draft' function wasn't very ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Off The Wall Volumes 1 & 2. 3 months ago
A riot of great teenage grunt on this double CD. It would cost quite a bit to get the two original vinyl comps so why not save money and grab this double CD instead. Side 1 track 1 is the immortal I'm A Nothing by The Magic Plants - a nihilists ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Vile Vinyl Vol. 1. 3 months ago
Good garage punk comp of original '60s grunt (except for the Thee Wylde Main-iacs side which is an after-the-fact '80s recording purporting to be 60s). The Belles 'Melvin' has been comped several times but remains a highlight for its femme re-write of ... See full review
posted a review of Earth (2) - Earth 2 (Special Low Frequency Version). 3 months ago
I bought this when it came out and enjoyed it ok. Played it at 33 though as assumed that was right speed. Only figured it was 45 when I played my girlfriend's CD copy many years later. Went right off it at that point, much too lightweight. I prefer my ... See full review
submitted Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia* - Flute (Classical Instrumental). 3 months ago
posted a review of File Under Pop - Heathrow. 3 months ago
Rough Trade were on such an incredible roll through this period that nothing seemed beyond their grasp. Two sides of formless noise recorded live at Heathrow Airport? Sure, why not? I know a few people who bought this at the time - but then people were ... See full review
posted a comment on Van Der Graaf Generator - First Generation / Godbluff. 3 months ago
I got one of these off Amazon recently. Was surprised to find it's a CDr. Is this what EMI are up to these days? Pressing back catalogue on CDr? Cheapskates. The thing looks authentic (and would anybody bother to bootleg this?) Booklet and card backing ... See full review
submitted Big Joe Turner - Feeling Happy. 4 months ago
posted a comment on Stepping Talk - Alice In Sunderland. 4 months ago
Fabulous 4 track EP that emanated from the same Camden squat as Scritti Politti when they made their first EP Skank Bloc Bologna. They must have shared the bass player as the sound is very similar. Experimental post-punk-pop from the golden age.
Music ... See full review