Sunday, February 24, 2013

Various Artists - A Classic Slice Of Teenage Angst

   I have just one post this month but its an instant classic in all sense of the word.  I've heard mention of Volume 2 of this compilation, which I have a copy of a copy of and would be willing to put up here if people are interested.  But I have never heard any mention of volume 1.  A Classic Slice Of Teenage Angst is an amazing compilation that gives a great idea of what DIY ethos and 150 pounds can accomplish. Made in the wake of the Earcom compilations, 110 copies of this cassette were distributed along with a 16 page zine with information about all the bands as well as whatever the author cared to add. Since this cassette is a copy of an original its got a bit of hiss, but it doesn't take away from the sheer brilliance of this compilation.

have fun,

Mr. Domestos & the Bok
The Manchester Mekon
Restless Day
Anthrax for the People
Coventry z z z
les weebs
The Mysterons
From Chorley
Paul Cooksen & Lorraine Hickey
White Steel

Classic Slice cassette

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Wilson Brothers - Jesus Will Lead You(1971/1980)?

     Anyone who is familiar with Waxi will know this next one.  The Wilson Brothers with their LP Jesus Will Lead You.  A five piece with guitar, bass, drums and keyboard doing raw gospel tracks that will have you dancing in no time.  The band is four brothers out of Palo Alto California rocking out while their Reverend(Dad?) playing keyboards.  According to the back of the record they started playing in 1971 when they were  10, 9,  8 and 6.  At the time of the recording they were 19, 18, 16 and 15 so that would put this recording around 1980 I believe,  although it looks older so I could be wrong.  Either way, grab it, you will not be disappointed.

have fun,

The Wilson Brothers - Jesus Will Lead You(1971/1980)?
1.  Spirit
2.  Get Up And Serve The Lord
3.  Let There Be Peace
4.  Holy Spirit
5.  Jesus Will Lead You
6.  Up A Little Higher
7.  Who Saved Me
8. God Is Good
9.  Call On Jesus

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ruby And The Dreamers - A Right To Be Free (19??)

       Well its the new year and about time for me to put up a new post.  My new year's resolution is to be posting on here at least once a month. To start off this year I have a goodie I found at the goodwill just this week.  Ruby and The Dreamers with their album A Right To Be Free.  Stellar Gospel with funk tinges.  This was on Pavilion records and distributed by Century Custom out of Oakland California.  Ruby Shield's vocals on the opening track A Right To Be Free are simply beautiful.  Seconded by Willie Shields on Why I Shed Tears.  The album takes a turn with Go On and Move with some funky jams.  One more album coming up soon for today.

have fun,

Ruby And The Dreamers - A Right To Be Free (19??)
1.  A Right To Be Free
2.  I Can't Stand It
3.  Johnny And Mary
4.  Tell It Like It Is
5.  That's The Way It's Meant To Be
6.  Please
7.  Why I Shed Tears
8.  Go On And Move
9.  You've Got To Have Love