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Sunday, 29 December 2013


BABYBIRD is no more.
But that doesn't mean, that STEPHEN JONES quit making music.
His Project BLACK REINDEER is worth a listen!
This one is a free download sampler from his www.
01 a piano played in the avalanche
02 the drug i take for fear gives me nosebleeds
03 i forgot the title
04 my children bury me in the garden
06 loss of Innocents
07 kill the burglar (blackdeer remix)
08 dig up the pervert
09 no sleep
10 black cloud....Remix
11 trust me not
12 The bucketkickers annual reprieve ball
13 sorry but i forgot the title again
14 charlie sheen
15 gas mask drinker
16 fingers crumble as they wave goodbye
17 driverless Train
18 the penultimate sunrise
19 paris collapses under herself
20 daisy pusher 3
Check his www here!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

BANANARAMA Greatest Hits Collection (1999)

I know you were in love, guys.
I know what you were thinking... about the blonde most likely...
They were hot, they were drinking like hell.
None of the girls in my orbit could ever catch up with them. And they knew!
This is my youth...:
01 Venus
02 I Heard a Rumour
03 Love in the First Degree
04 I Can't Help It
05 I Want You Back
06 Love, Truth and Honesty
07 Nathan Jones
08 He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'
09 Shy Boy (Don't It Make You Feel Good)
10 Robert de Niro's Waiting
11 Cruel Summer
12 It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)
13 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
14 Rough Justice
15 Trick of the Night
16 Aie a Mwana
17 Venus [12' Hellfire Mix]
18 Love in the First Degree [Eurobeat Style]
19 Preacher Man [7' Mix]
20 Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo- Help

Sunday, 17 November 2013

LLOYD COLE Rarities (2006)

...These songs are real rarities - self compiled...
01 Down At The Mission
02 Mannish Girl
03 Love Your Wife
04 Lonely Mile
05 Another Dry Day
06 Eat Your Greens
07 Jesus Said
08 Tie Me Down
09 Missing
10 Si Tu Dois Partis
11 Witching Hour
12 Shelly I Do
13 Wild Orphan
14 Sold
15 Brand New Baby Blues
16 Chelsea Hotel
17 Rain On The Parade
18 I Will Not Leave You Alone
19 Radio City Music Hall
20 The Steady Slowing Down Of My Heart
21 Most Of The Time
22 Somewhere Out In The East

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

MARTIN ROSSITER No One Left To Blame (2013)

MARTIN ROSSITER (formerly frontman of GENE) has released a new single called "No One Left To Blame".
His solo debut "The Defenestration of St.Martin" was released last year in december and is a wonderful, wonderful, mainly piano-based collection of pop-poems.

This one is from his longplayer "The Defenestration of St.Martin"
I Want To Choose When I Sleep Alone

check his www here!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

THE SKINNER GROUP Surfer Girl (2013)

New material from great GRAHAME SKINNER...
There is a new record ready but not yet released.
Check his new stuff:


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

THE CLASH I'm So Bored With The U.S.A.

I'm so bored with the N.S.A. - but what can I do?

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

THE SISTERS OF MERCY First And Last And Always (1985)

"First And Last And Always" is the debut longplayer after 5 Singles and an EP during 1980 and 1983.
01 Black Planet
02 Walk Away
03 No Time To Cry
04 A Rock And A Hard Place
05 Marian
06 First And Last And Always
07 Possession
08 Nine While Nine
09 Amphetamine Logic
10 Some Kind Of Stranger

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

CROWDED HOUSE Recurring Dream - The Very Best Of (1996)

Autumn has just started to take over. Rain and grey skies. Turned the heater on today.
I just thought that CROWDED HOUSE may just be suitable for this.
There is actually a sad story behind the band.
My favourite is "Four Seasons".
01 Weather With You
02 World Where You Live
03 Fall at Your Feet
04 Locked Out
05 Don't Dream It's Over
06 Into Temptation
07 Pineapple Head
08 When You Come
09 Private Universe
10 Not the Girl You Think You Are
11 Instinct
12 I Feel Possessed
13 Four Seasons in One Day
14 It's Only Natural
15 Distant Sun
16 Something So Strong
17 Mean to Me
18 Better Be Home Soon
19 Everything Is Good for You

Monday, 7 October 2013

PREFAB SPROUT Crimson/Red +++ Out Today!!!

Dear readers.
Today the new PREFAB SPROUT album will be released.
It is called "Crimson/Red" and one of the best albums I have heard for a long time.
The first single will be "The Best Jewel Thief In The World".
For more information check the unofficial homepage here.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

PREFAB SPROUT Crimson/Red +++ to be released on 7th October!

New Album "Crimson/Red" to be released on 7th october.
Buy it!!!!!

Saturday, 28 September 2013


This one is a strange record. If it wasn't from 1968 (when I was about being 1 year old) it would heavily remind me of BRIAN ENO. But BRIAN ENO appeared later - in 1971... And "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts" even in 1981. So he was the one who actually sounded like ORGANISATION / KRAFTWERK.
This is for hardcore collectors...
01 Tone Float
02 Milk Rock
03 Silver Forest
04 Rhythm Salad
05 Noitasinagro
06 Vor Dem Blauen Bock

Sunday, 22 September 2013

NICK CAVE Turns 56 Today - Happy Birthday

*22nd September 1957, Warracknabeal (AUSTRALIA)
My Best Of collection:
01 Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore
02 (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?
03 As I Sat Sadly By Her Side
04 Black Hair
05 Brompton Oratory
06 By The Time I Get  To Phoenix
07 Do You Love Me (Part 2)
08 Far From Me
09 Foi Na Cruz
10 Gates To The Garden
11 Hallelujah
12 Henry Lee
13 I Let Love In
14 Idiot Prayer
15 Into My Arms
16 Lime Tree Arbour
17 Loom Of The Land
18 Love Letter
19 Lucy
20 Nobody's Baby Now
21 People Ain't No Good
22 Sorrow's Child
23 Straight To You
24 Sweetheart Come
25 The Kindness Of Strangers
26 The Ship Song
27 The Weeping Song
28 There Is A Kingdom
29 Watching Alice
30 We Came Along This Road
31 Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?
32 Where The Wild Roses Grow
33 Your Funeral My Trial

You may have mentioned that "The Boatman's Call" is represented almost in it's entirety except for two songs. Now you can also guess my favourite album.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

KRAFTWERK Computersinfonien - Live In Karlsruhe 18OCT1997

Recorded on one of the rare occasions of a live concert.
A double cd including 4 bonus tracks.
Recorded live at the ZKM Karlsruhe, 18.October 1997
01 Intro
02 Nummern / Numbers
03 Computerwelt
04 It's More Fun To Compute / Heimcomputer
05 Die Mensch-Maschine / The Man-Machine
06 Tour De France
07 Autobahn
08 Ätherwellen / Innovation I
09 Radioaktivität
10 Innovation II
01 Trans-Europa-Express / Abzug / Metall Auf Metall
02 Taschenrechner
03 Die Roboter
04 The Robots
05 Innovation III
06 Boing Boom Tschak / Techno Pop / Musique Non Stop
07 Radioactivity (W.Orbit Remix)
08 The Robots (Ultimix)
09 Musique Non Stop
10 Trans Europe Express

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


The last recording of the SCREAMING TREES / SUCCESS guys.
It was recorded at WESTERN WORKS STUDIOS, released in 1990 and produced by the fantastic Richard H. Kirk of CABARET VOLTAIRE.
With this post I ran out of SCREAMING TREES material but I know of more circulating and I will not surrender until I got hold of more...
And at that point, YOU (!) READERS can help me.
I am looking for different versions of "Tripwire". Check the release at Discogs here.
I need A1, A2 and B2.
Thanks so much.
01 Acidbase (Tripwire)
02 808 (Tripwire)
03 Tripwire

Thursday, 5 September 2013


The "Screaming Treatment Mix" is a proof for my first impression that "Gurued Up" from "A Fracture In Time" and "Don't Be Afraid" from the same release belong together.
01 Iron Guru (The Funky God Mix)
02 Iron Guru - Screaming Treatment - 12"

Friday, 30 August 2013


After failing to receive the appropriate success with their album "A Fracture In Time" under the name THE SCREAMING TREES (UK) they tried again under the name SUCCESS - and failed again, although some of the 12"-mixes were actually quite successful in the club scene.

I know you will not be able to find this record offered as a download anywhere else but here...
Now for you once and only...:

01 Tangiers (Edit)
02 Hit The Floor (Edit)
03 Burning By Degrees
04 Little Man
05 World Crash
06 Dynamic
07 Outside
08 Shock Of Change
09 Reverse Polarity
10 Heavenly Bodies
11 Cowboy
12 Overhead
13 Iron Guru (The Funky God)


Saturday, 24 August 2013

LOVETRAIN Human Feelings Return (1989)

A very rare and very fine piece of musical art.
I used to have the 12" of "Lighten Up" on vinyl but couldn't really enjoy it much as there are jumps here and there. A real pity as the single is a real scorcher.
If I'm not wrong, the guys come from London and formed the band "Art Objects" in 1978 together with later "The Blue Aeroplanes"-singer Gerard Langley.
Now enjoy this:
01 The Way Of All Flesh
02 Night Thoughts
03 The Torch You Carry
04 Rags To Riches To Rags
05 Big Mo's Batleship
06 Biger Fool
07 Old Flame
08 Portrait Of St.Sezni
09 Lighten Up
10 Fields Of Flowers
11 Straight Sex
plus the bonus track from the vinyl (without jumps!)
LOVETRAIN - The Wanting Seed

Sunday, 18 August 2013

THE STYLE COUNCIL The Best Adventures Of The Style Council

And again a self-compiled compilation.
No official release could really satisfy me - and that also includes "The Singular Adventures".
So, THIS is MY "Best Of TSC"...
01 Speak Like a Child
02 Headstart for Happiness
03 Long Hot Summer
04 The Paris Match
05 A Solid Bond in Your Heart
06 My Ever Changing Moods [12' Version]
07 The Whole Point of No Return
08 You're the Best Thing
09 Here's One That Got Away
10 Shout to the Top!
11 Ghosts of Dachau
12 Walls Come Tumbling Down!
13 The Whole Point II
14 Spin' Drifting
15 All Gone Away
16 Come to Milton Keynes
17 Internationalists
18 Boy Who Cried Wolf
19 A Man of Great Promise
20 Down in the Seine
21 The Lodgers
22 Luck
23 Have You Ever Had It Blue? [Uncut Version]
24 Heavens Above
25 Walking the Night
26 Waiting
27 Wanted
28 The Cost of Loving [12' Version]
29 Sweet Loving Ways
30 Why I Went Missing
31 How She Threw It All Away
32 Confessions 1, 2, & 3
33 In Love for the First Time
34 Promised Land [Longer Version]
35 Sure Is Sure

Monday, 12 August 2013

THE STYLE COUNCIL Live At Full House In Hannover Germany (Video)

01 With Everything To Lose
02 Walking The Night
03 Heavens Above
04 Internationalist
05 Everlasting Love (D.C. Lee)
06 Homebreakers
07 Money-Go-Round
08 Shout To The Top

Funny, some titles are displayed wrong (like "Walking In The Night" or "International List") - and somehow embarrassing, as it is a German broadcast.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

THE EMBASSY Tacking (2007)

THE EMBASSY is a Swedish band that earned some quite positive reviews on their second album "Tacking".
 They have just released a new album "Sweet Sensation".
Support them!
Check their Website here!

THE EMBASSY - Tacking (2007)
01 Some Indulgence
02 Time's Tight
03 Stage Persona
04 It Pays To Belong
05 Lurking (With A Distance)
06 Information
07 Paint
08 Tell Me
09 Was That All It Was

It Pays To Belong

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

BILLY BRAGG Mr. Love and Justice [Deluxe Edition] The Acoustic & Solo Disc 2 (2008)

Right now I am listening to BILLY BRAGG and checked, if I have already posted this scorcher.
Well... Obviously not!
So now is the time and I hope BB doesn't mind.

01 I Keep Faith [Solo Version]
02 I Almost Killed You [Solo Version]
03 M for Me [Solo Version]
04 The Beach Is Free [Solo Version]
05 Sing Their Souls Back Home [Solo Version]
06 You Make Me Brave [Solo Version]
07 Something Happened [Solo Version]
08 Mr. Love and Justice [Solo Version]
09 If You Ever Leave [Solo Version]
10 O Freedom [Solo Version]
11 The Johnny Carcinogenic Show [Solo Version]
12 Farm Boy [Solo Version]
M Is For Me (Solo Version)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

ART BRUT Bang Bang Rock & Roll (2005)

"My Little brother just discovered Rock'n'Roll - he's only 22 and he's out of control!"
I think you readers know exactly what they are singing about - ABOUT US! (Only that I was actually 14...)
One of my favourite bands and pioneers of Cool Britannia.
All Killers - no fillers!
01 Formed a Band
02 My Little Brother
03 Emily Kane
04 Rusted Guns of Milan
05 Modern Art
06 Good Weekend
07 Bang Bang Rock & Roll
08 Fight!
09 Moving to L.A
10 Bad Weekend
11 Stand Down
12 18,000 Lira
"...and Yes, this is my singing voice. It's not irony...!"

Friday, 19 July 2013

THE DELGADOS The Collection (2011)

I love my self compiled "Best Ofs" as you might probably know by now.
Here is another one from THE DELGADOS, a Scottish indie band that split in 2005.
01 I Fought The Angels
02 The Light Before We Land
03 Is This All I Came For?
04 American Trilogy
05 Everybody Come Down
06 Reasons For Silence (Ed's Song)
07 The Drowning Years
08 Get Action!
09 No Danger
10 All Rise
11 Girls Of Valour
12 Knowing When To Run
13 If This Is a Plan

Saturday, 13 July 2013

CODEINE Frigid Stars LP (1990)

This is the debut album of CODEINE and became one of the pioneering albums for a new music genre called slowcore.
It is very spheric, carpet of sound.

01 D
02 Gravel Bed
03 Pickup Song
04 New Year's
05 Second Chance
06 Cave-In
07 Cigarette Machine
08 Old Things
09 3 Angels
10 Pea

Sunday, 7 July 2013

CATS ON FIRE Our Temperance Movement (2009)

CATS ON FIRE is an indiepop band from Finland.
Easier said than done... But CATS ON FIRE actually sound quite like some guys from back in he 80s called Steven Patrick and Johnny. I don't remember the family names...
And I really recommend this band to you! If you don't know them, this is a must!
01 Horoscope
02 Lay Down Your Arms
03 Letters From A Voyage To Sweden
04 Never Sell The House
05 Steady Pace
06 Tears In Your Cup
07 Garden Lights
08 The Borders Of This Land
09 Our Days In The Sun
10 Fabric
Lay Down Your Arms 

Monday, 1 July 2013

BIFF BANG POW L'Amour, Demure, Stenhousemuir (1991)

Alan McGee, founder of Creation Records (named after his favourite band) and inventor of OASIS actually, with his own band BIFF BANG POW!
"L'Amour, Demure, Stenhousemuir" is the "Best Of BBP"-collection with some slightly different versions.
01 She Haunts
02 Someone To Share My Life With
03 Star Tripper
04 There Must Be A Better Life
05 She Paints
06 Ice Cream Machine
07 Hug Me Honey
08 Miss You
09 She Kills Me
10 I'm Waiting For My Time
11 Someone Stole My Wheels
12 Song For A Nail
13 Love's Going Out Of Fashion
14 Girl From Well Lane
15 Baby Just Don't Care
16 The Chocolate Elephant Man
17 Tell Laura I Love Her
18 Searching For The Pavement

Girl From Well Lane 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

CARTER USM 30 Something (1991)

1991 was a brilliant year in terms of music.
One of my favourite albums back then was "30 Something" by CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHNE.
Going mad on the dance floor.
01 Surfin' USM
02 My Second To Last Will And Testament
03 Anytime Anyplace Anywhere
04 A Price In A Pauper's Grave
05 Shoppers' Paradise
06 Billy's Smart Circus
07 Bloodsport For All
08 Sealed With A Glasgow Kiss
09 Say It With Flowers
10 Falling On A Bruise
11 The Final Comedown