Its late Sunday night but there is music to be had. Today we have Chinas Comidas out of Seattle Washington, an art punk band who somehow goes between anarcho and synth-punk style as well as doing poetry in 79. The two sides of this EP are drastically different. The first track Peasant/Slave has an anarcho style with some of the wimpiest drum machine sounding kick. The second track, Lover/Lover, takes more of an SF art punk style with keyboards similar to Red Asphalt's sound. The B-side, which Al Sharp takes part in, I have lumped into one track. These tracks are spoken word poetry over synthesizer for one part and bass I believe for the second part. The dark female vocals make this entire EP spectacular and a really enjoyable listen. One last random fact, El Duce of the Mentors was an early drummer for the band prior to the formation of the Mentors.
Chinas Comidas - Peasant/Slave Lover/Lover (1979)
3. the alternative vision of the Snake In The Sun
Heres the last thing on this late night extravaganza. The Mortal Men cassette which was found in the KDVS music library. I posted this release on a very shortly run blog with my old roommate sans images. I finally went down to the station recently and shaped some pictures and thought it deserved a little more listeners. I'll post some of the original description here "Sacramento unknowns mid 80s art school type with keyboard to prove it…. Somewhat reminds me of the laughing apples first EP. Never seen another copy of this thing around, please comment if you have any information on this lost sacramento band. 'I'm not just playing garbage and labeling it as art.'"
I'm not crazy,
Mortal Men - Mortal Men
1. I'm Not Crazy
2. Everybody's Mind
3. T.V. Song
4. Fast Pace Life
Ok, two more posts tonight then I must be getting some sleep. As promised here is the final Record Players EP. More UK DIY fun, with their should-be-famous track 67. Guaranteed party on every track, nothing more needs to be said.
The Record Players - 60-7 Inches (1979)
1. Give an Inch
2. Squirming in the vermin by the bonny banks of clyde
4. Parasite City
Next on our list is Paul Reekie's Desire EP, a mellowed out piano driven piece of art. You may know Paul Reekie as that guy from Thursdays, or that poet from Leslie who passed away two years ago. I still think hes a punk at heart. This EP is dark and strange, not quite what you would expect from a guy with the word desire written on his face, but its works. Well I don't think I can give a proper introduction or even description of Paul Reekie so I will just get right to posting the music.
So I've gotten pretty busy these last few weeks so im gonna try to make up for not posting last week. I have four things this for ya, from funk to punk and somewhere in between. Well, lets get started.
This one is mostly a mystery to me, found it at the Goodwill just the other day. The label looked good so I went for it. What it turned out to be is a rather rare Latin Funk EP out of stockton. I am unsure of the date on this one but I know they were active in the early mid 70's. I'm not a huge funk collector, but thought this could be a interesting one to throw on the blog. The Ep was put out on their own Discos Vampiros and the band was fronted by Enrique Olivarez.
Los Vampiros EP
1. Al's Place
2. El Coqueton