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Various - NME Readers' Poll Winners '84
posted a review of Various - NME Readers' Poll Winners '84. 3 months ago
Nice collector's item for 80s music lovers. Very cool exclusive versions. 2 cuts a side @ 33 1/3 RPM. Fidelity is OK - not great - but definitely a neat 7 inch which came with NME mag/newspaper.
Danny Elfman And The Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo - Forbidden Zone (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
posted a review of Danny Elfman And The Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo - Forbidden Zone (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 5 months ago
Right - the 1990 reissue on CD and cassette omits it - likely due to licensing - this happens in music and TV and film. Ownership of the tune may have made it impossible or too costly. I also checked and it's missing from the FRENCH release of the... See full review
John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes Volume One
posted a review of John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes Volume One. 5 months ago
A bit confusing keeping track of the bootleg volumes on vinyl vs CD vs original Westwood One radio shows. The 22 CDs on BAG are the same cuts that were on the vinyl volumes but each volume is different due to more songs fitting on CDs. The Living... See full review
Adamski - Liveandirect
posted a review of Adamski - Liveandirect. 9 months ago
Agreed. As a full LP - I'd just put this on and let it ride while getting ready to go out or drive to the rave. Proper and top notch in it's day of the late 80s.
Work* - Work It E.P
posted a review of Work* - Work It E.P. 10 months ago
Early underground classic breakbeat tekno record with a nice twisted Mentasm. This is HARDCORE aka early proto-jungle (ruff). Plain and simple - this is a confident boomer. This got rotation in Los Angeles where I was Djing and buying rave records and... See full review
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
posted a review of Black Moon - Enta Da Stage. 10 months ago
Yeah - it's a shame as many single LP pressings of hip-hop also suffer from low levels on the pressing or worse. I'm glad I own a copy - but I generally don't listen to the 1st pressing vinyl. I just turn it way up and EQ it.
Tones-Energy* - Phantasm
posted a review of Tones-Energy* - Phantasm. 10 months ago
It's a rip of Suburban Knight - The Worlds ---- from same single as The Art of Stalking..."The Worlds" is the similar one ;) But, yeah :)
Thibeaux - Celebrate
posted a review of Thibeaux - Celebrate. 12 months ago
1st generation rave. 1 of the Cubik-type riff jams. Cubik (808 State) being the most popular, but this was the 1st ??? was it not.? Countless records had a similar/simple (but very effective) high-to-low riff. I have no idea who did it (riff) 1st. I... See full review
Alice (15) - Think
posted a review of Alice (15) - Think. 12 months ago
An 80s cover of Think (about it) by Lyn Collins. I bought it in '87 as an import. It went well with It Takes Two - as those lyrics are part of this song (and the samples of It Takes Two come from the Collins original) ;)
B-Boy 3000 / Capital J - Klash / Diss Da Program
posted a review of B-Boy 3000 / Capital J - Klash / Diss Da Program. about 1 year ago
And U know this - hehe - boh. L.A. in the place.
posted a review of Capital J - Bumbaclot!. about 1 year ago
My 1-sided copy has CAP004 AA on the etching - not A... but: AA. and it also has ___something (I can't make out) CHOPSTICK on the same etching on the (same) music side. Other side is smooth and blank. No writing on the labels - totally white. Quality... See full review
Various - Avantgardism EP
posted a review of Various - Avantgardism EP. about 1 year ago
Snapping Fuss by the man they call Luke Vibert - aka: Plug (1 of his his drum and bass monikers) is a top-shelf Vibert gem. In hindsight - 1 of his most indelible early jamZ. Grab on sight! BTW, also a big fan of T Power - so many great dnb choons -... See full review
Luke Vibert - A Polished Solid
posted a review of Luke Vibert - A Polished Solid. about 1 year ago
Wonderful Luke Vibert record. Absolutely worthy of more demand and a key part of his output. Grab at a decent price...even in 2023 - and run - enjoy!!! Big ups to the man behind the curtain. " Oh, Christ"
Wagon Christ - Sunset Blvd EP
posted a review of Wagon Christ - Sunset Blvd EP. about 1 year ago
A great peek into what was going to transpire into many veins of downtempo, jungle, and acid and breaks and everything awesome. An absolutely great early piece from the Vibert catalog. Wonderful. Proud owner of the stamped (lightly) promo. I was a... See full review
Ween - White Pepper
posted a review of Ween - White Pepper. about 1 year ago
MY take on the Plain pressing is that your NEEDLE must be decent and in good shape to get good sound out of this pressing. That sounds obvious - as all records sound better with a nice needle in good shape. But this pressing seems very reliant on a... See full review
Rudeboylicious - Murdera / 2Bad
posted a review of Rudeboylicious - Murdera / 2Bad. about 1 year ago
Slammin' record - track 1 down if you still bust that jungle wax. Randy J recommends ;)
Joy Division - She's Lost Control / Atmosphere
posted a review of Joy Division - She's Lost Control / Atmosphere. about 1 year ago
My US copy is (also) BLACK vinyl - doesn't seem to have ANY "+" etched on A-side but had 2 "+" on the B-side with 4 dots on the 2nd one.
Beastieboys* - Hotsaucecommitteeparttwo
posted a review of Beastieboys* - Hotsaucecommitteeparttwo. about 1 year ago
Old school Capitol 7 inch 45 label style used on the bonus single included. Pretty cool to see them resurrect that for this. Classic Boys move, right there.
Altern 8 - The Vertigo EP
posted a review of Altern 8 - The Vertigo EP. about 1 year ago
Honestly - I believe the misspress is a very cool artifact - especially due to it being vinyl. Not to mention - this is the ONLY version of this SILVER record - take it or leave it. I only have a couple other records that were pressed at wrong speed... See full review
Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
posted a review of Primal Scream - Movin' On Up . about 1 year ago
My US copy is a GOLD STAMPED picture-sleeve PROMO (on front - centered on left side near spine ) - labels on record are like normal release with no "promo" info. mentioned
The DJ's Project - Funk-da-Fried Party
posted a review of The DJ's Project - Funk-da-Fried Party. about 1 year ago
Operation was an L.A. underground party. There eventually was a reunion party years later. Simply Jeff was known from 90s L.A. breakbeat and underground scenes, of course. He also played on Mars FM. Big ups Jeff!
Calimex Mental Implant Corp. - El Saber Del Arpavor
posted a review of Calimex Mental Implant Corp. - El Saber Del Arpavor. about 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing album - sounds incredible on vinyl - among his best work. Great uptempo and downtempo gems - top shelf from the prolific Mr. Wolfers (Legowelt) - wish they were all this densely packed with lush, amazing tunes. 10/10 imho. Wish I... See full review
Cybotron - Enter
posted a review of Cybotron - Enter. about 1 year ago
Pretty sure all versions of the Enter albums have the crickets - since they are the end of the tune before Clear ;) Thus, you don't hear the crickets on any of the 12" singles.
Cybotron - Enter
posted a review of Cybotron - Enter. about 1 year ago
Only the very 1st pressing of the Enter LP has the original Clear. All future (2nd pressings, etc.) of the album and all the 12" pressings have the Diaz remix - regardless of the fact that it doesn't say Remix. Some 2nd press LPs had stickers that... See full review
Scan 7 - As It Should Be EP
posted a review of Scan 7 - As It Should Be EP. about 1 year ago
Groovy feel-good keys and chords from the Scan 7. Very nice, bang for the buck EP.
Black Corsairs - Black Corsairs
posted a review of Black Corsairs - Black Corsairs. about 1 year ago
LIMITED re-issue on pre-order NOW on Teflon Dons' bandcamp :)
Major Problems - City Under Siege
posted a comment on Major Problems - City Under Siege. about 1 year ago
Slammin' record in it's day. And - today (ahead of it's time - and sick!). Proper underground biz - essential buy. Play loud. Highly recommended classic.
Prince And The Revolution - Charade
posted a comment on Prince And The Revolution - Charade. about 1 year ago
Agreed that "quality" is low - but like most fans - we'd take what we could find. I always re-EQ any live recording or demos or bootlegs I get. Being a DJ - I always would play back my audio through a proper mixer where I could bump up or down the hi... See full review
Neon - No Limit
posted a comment on Neon - No Limit. about 1 year ago
At the time - this became the THEME of underground. A riff - a recognizable riff! Many a riff came 1st and many many many came after. But nonetheless - this was the early RAVE sound. Thus, so many ripped it off. KLF are the gods that created it - and... See full review
Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
posted a comment on Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated. about 1 year ago
Always loved this Mega Mix. Among the BEST Ramones DANCE records - other than the original. But his will often raise eyebrows - both from the love it or hate it crowd. Most love it. Snagged a couple copies on promo when it dropped. I'd love a proper... See full review
James Brown Plays And Directs The James Brown Band - Sho Is Funky Down Here
posted a comment on James Brown Plays And Directs The James Brown Band - Sho Is Funky Down Here. about 1 year ago
Among the best sexual innuendos on an album title, ever. A staple with black artists back then - especially on comedy records. James was a master of the innuendo - and ushered in George Clinton and Prince and countless others to follow. Far from... See full review
James Brown Plays And Directs The James Brown Band - Sho Is Funky Down Here
posted a comment on James Brown Plays And Directs The James Brown Band - Sho Is Funky Down Here. about 1 year ago
Crazy - how many reissues (needed or not) are being done by people who have NO business making records - at least reissues of big artists. Boggles the mind.
J.B.* - The Payback
posted a comment on J.B.* - The Payback. about 1 year ago
Only B2 Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise) - and © dated on sleeve as 1986 - but EP came out in 1988.
Mr. James Barth - Remixed For The Lords
posted a comment on Mr. James Barth - Remixed For The Lords. over 2 years ago
Amazing record - 1 of a kind - very reasonably priced as of 2022 and a proper gem that is obviously off many a radar and easy to grab for well below it's worth. Great production and holds up well. Still holding is a loopy, groovy, hypnotic, house jam... See full review
The Future (3) And The Human League - The Golden Hour Of The Future
posted a comment on The Future (3) And The Human League - The Golden Hour Of The Future. over 2 years ago
Why isn't this ALL on vinyl? Man, I wish I could get a multi-vinyl collection after all these years. Many would buy it. PLEASE make a collection of early work on vinyl. Thanks in advance. Amazing early synth music by a favorite band.
Ultramarine - Stella
posted a comment on Ultramarine - Stella. over 2 years ago
Great, way-ahead-of-it's-time record. Ultramarine nailed it with this choon. Last tune of the night/morning? Sunrise cut? Classic for those that know.
Humanoid - Slam
posted a comment on Humanoid - Slam. over 2 years ago
Back cover lists thanks to some people including Lisa Millet who is likely the female singer - she's on discogs. Other thanks on back cover go to: Mark Walters, Rodney Williams, and Benedict Orfoedu.
Jigmastas - Beyond Real / Dead Man's Walk
posted a comment on Jigmastas - Beyond Real / Dead Man's Walk. over 2 years ago
GREAT mid-90s hip-hop. Killer beats / instrumentals on both sides - via Spinna. Love this record. Grab doubles.
Gino Soccio - Dancer
posted a comment on Gino Soccio - Dancer. over 2 years ago
No. RJD2 is a great producer (look him up on discogs) - his stuff is generally sample based, yet very organic. I love his early output. I also don't know if he sampled the beginning of this tune.
Strange Attractor - Golden Gate
posted a comment on Strange Attractor - Golden Gate. over 2 years ago
Rediscovering Loxor just now - great tune by the 1 and only Jonah Sharp. Gyroscope is the type of battle weapon I like to find on a B-side - something you can use in special situations. Golden Gate is a pleasure, too, bumped up a few BPS, I would have... See full review
Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer
posted a comment on Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer. over 3 years ago
Interesting - yet - it did wind up on the XL Third Chapter compilation.
Biz Markie - All Samples Cleared!
posted a comment on Biz Markie - All Samples Cleared!. over 3 years ago
My copy of the 3rd LP is extremely low too. Most of the early 90s hip-hop LPs are tragically LOW - due to single vinyl and other factors. Pretty much ever single vinyl pressing of 90s hip-hop I own are this way (specifically: De La Soul, Black Sheep,... See full review
Various - Spymania Allstars: Avit
posted a comment on Various - Spymania Allstars: Avit. over 3 years ago
Amazing collection of tunes - absolutely a must have for IDM fans. True school original flavas.
Astrobotnia - Part 01
posted a comment on Astrobotnia - Part 01. over 3 years ago
Great release - find myself going back to it more than many other releases of the early 2000s.
Various - Jungle Warfare Vol. 6
posted a comment on Various - Jungle Warfare Vol. 6. over 3 years ago
Yes - tracklisting on A side is in wrong order - I assume they are all this way as all labels and all vinyl are likely the same.
Various - Manic
posted a comment on Various - Manic. over 3 years ago
Correct - the label has 2 of the tunes 1 and 2 listed in the wrong order - the tracklisting listed on this release entry is correct - the label is wrong.
Liftin Spirits* - Cup-A-Cha / Music Lover
posted a comment on Liftin Spirits* - Cup-A-Cha / Music Lover. over 3 years ago
Cup-A-Cha - is a 1-of-a-kind, deep-vibes, amen jam. Influenced by Foul Play - and next level, for it's day. Among the best things on Liftin' Spirits over the years imho. Top shelf. Reissued on LS ARCHIVES VOL. 2 in 2021.
Masters At Work (2) - Dum Dum Cry
posted a comment on Masters At Work (2) - Dum Dum Cry. over 3 years ago
The "I said" Wide Boy Awake's "Slang Teacher" sample gets me every time. Love that lol.
Flag - Four Tracker Two
posted a comment on Flag - Four Tracker Two. over 3 years ago
Jamie Odell aka Jimpster - amazing producer who started early with this bangin' EP. A top fave in the 92/93 era breakbeat hardcore sound. Big ups Jamie on an amazing career and killer DJ sets over the years. This early slab happens to be a fave.
Jenny Burton - Rock Steady
posted a comment on Jenny Burton - Rock Steady. over 3 years ago
Basically, a C-bank tune. Has all the elements and a couple of the players - including the John Robie signature sound for the time. A worthy dance record I wish I owned in the 80s.