Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Damned - Anything (US 12 Inch / 1986)

01 Anything (Another Mix) 4:39
02 The Year Of The Jackal 5:54
03 Thanks For The Night 5:38

Completely missed posting this by a few days, as The Damned came swirling through Chicago (90 minute road trip from me) for a show at the House Of Blues on 4/24. Missed the show too, but was enlightened with some pics and videos a few FB friends posted of the event. Damned again. Either way, I figured it was due time to give this release the focus it needs! HD scans and full 16bit FLAC recording from my recent and inexpensive purchase on discogs. I had the twelve inch at one point, but the record was lost in one of those ever-opening holes of my 25+ years of record collecting. Ugh. Moving right along....Thanks again! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

X-Mal Deutschland - Sickle Moon (Import 12 Inch / 1987)

01 Sickle Moon 6:42
02 Illusion (Version) 4:08
03 In Onyx 3:01

In following yesterday's post, this post here was also a recent sell on Discogs. All HD art scans (my work and photoshopping) and FLAC recordings are taken directly from my 'previously' owned copy. Here's a link to all that is X-Mal. Thank you again. Enjoy!

The Lotus Eaters - You Don't Need Someone New (UK 12 Inch / 1983)

01 You Don't Need Someone New 5:07
02 Two Virgins Tender 4:01
03 You Don't Need Someone New (Charleston Mix) 6:07

A random post in the midst of collecting (more) local music for the blog. One of the lesser known Lotus Eater twelve inch releases from 1983 that lead to the largely successful follow up 'The First Picture Of You'. Quite honestly, it has been in my collection for years and this is the first I've listened to it in about the same time. All recorded in FLAC format with HD scans. I recently sold this on discogs, hence the post here. Thank you. Enjoy!  

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bad Boy - Best Of Bad Boy (CD / 1998)

01 Run From Yourself 3:46
02 Here I Am 4:08
03 Private Party 4:04
04 Something Ain't Right 3:55
05 Cheat On Me 3;20
06 Thunder & Lightning 5:26
07 Afraid Of Your Love 3:42
08 She Can (Drive You Crazy) 3;12
09 Girl On The Run 3:40
10 Midnight Love 3:38
11 Stay With Me Tonight 2:38
12 Mama Mama 3:36
13 Gotcha! 3:47
14 Sex Thang 5:06

Rock Candy records recently released the first two recordings of Milwaukee's very own 'Bad Boy' on CD for the first time. In coordination with those releases from 2016, I have decided to add their one and only compilation release from 1998. Bad Boy are well know for their hard rocking, pub-like attitude and AOR flair. Big local hits such as 'Private Party', 'Cheat On Me', 'Thunder And Lightning' and my personal favorite 'Stay With Me Tonight' really call for further exposure. Everything is recorded in flac with HD scans. 

I used to be a Milwaukee native and had seen this band many times back in their heyday, not to mention their regrouping for a comeback tour opening for The Outfield many years ago (Mid 2000). This ties into my attempt at trying to bring in some of the Milwaukee flavor that is well known locally. It's time to spread it globally via S.S.T.M. Enjoy! Happy Friday...Happy Easter!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter (UK 12 Inch / 1983)

01 Walk Out To Winter (Extended Version) 7:48
02 Set The Killing Free 3:46

I've been holding out posting this for some time. I recently had seen it on another blog. Not sure who put it up or where it was posted, but I wanted to get my work out either way. The photos were taken a year ago before I had my HD scanner and unfortunately now the 12 inch has been sold. The recordings are in fine lossless flac format (16 bit). They sound brilliant if I do say so myself. 

Given that it is technically Spring (for most), there are still plenty of us seeing the last gasp of Winter's storms make their way. Hence the track...and more. Thanks as always! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wire Train - Ten Women (Import CD / 1987)

01 She Comes On 3:29
02 Take Me Back 3:34
03 Diving 4:16
04 She's A Very Pretty Thing 2:47
05 Breakwater Days 5:08
06 She's Got You 3:05
07 Mercy Mercy 4:35
08 Certainly No One 3;34
09 The Hollow Song 3:31
10 Too Long Alone 4:19

This third release from Wire Train follows suit with their last two releases. It also marks the beginning of what I believe to be, the last good output by the group. The track 'She's A Very Pretty Thing' made some in rows at local college radio stations and some 'alternative' charts, but it wasn't clearing any hurdles following that. I still enjoy tracking through this release and it is still out there on the market, albeit, harder to find and a bit more pricey as a digital version. I've scanned most of the art here, passing on all the 'inner' lyrics and have included a full flac lossless recording for your pleasure. Again, thanks for your patience and continued support via comments and links. I have some fun material upcoming. Stay tuned! Enjoy!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Clock DVA - Breakdown (US 12 Inch / 1983)

01 Breakdown (Extended Version) 5:44
02 Breakdown 4:24
03 Beautiful Losers 4:27
04 Black Angels Death Song 3:29

I recently bought a hoard of Clock DVA. This 12 Inch was included, albeit a bit beat up, but worthy nonetheless. The recordings proved to be beyond repair, well repairable so to speak. I wasn't going to spend all the time to do that. All the tracks have been taken from the 1989 'Advantage' CD. It's a flac recording. All the art contained herein is from my original 12 inch. Even that needed some photoshop work. Happy Friday all. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Xymox - Imagination (US 12 Inch / 1989)

01 Imagination (Dance Mix) 6:32
02 Imagination (Dub) 6:13
03 Imagination (Edit) 3:38
04 Obsession (Club Mix) 6:34

Another record that follows suite with the my last post...'Sold'. I've had this and most of the Clan Of Xymox / Xymox vinyl releases from the beginning. This is one of the first that I've converted to digital. In the past, I had pulled downloads from other blogs to compensate, but was having a hard time finding a good rip of this. Then again most of the downloads were from the hard to find CDS and those were at 320, which is fine, but that release didn't have the same content as what the U.S. vinyl had. So, here we are. A massive 24/96 flac recording and all the HD scans direct from my personal copy. Thank you. Enjoy!

Sisters Of Mercy - Alice (Dirty Funker Mixes) (Import Promo 12 Inch / 2003)

01 Alice (Dirty Funker Mix) 7:54
02 Alice (Doctor Dirty Funker's Avalanche Dub) 6:55

Taking some time, plenty of it, to post some vinyl for a change. The process of recording, scanning and all that goes into my record posts takes me three times longer than just dropping in a flac remaster of a CD. Most of the time what I'm recording from vinyl is actually something I sold on Discogs. This just so happens to be the case with this 2003 release. I found it for 4$ and sold it for $12. This is a 24/96 flac recording along with all HD scans. Perhaps a few of you SOM die hards have this and/or will enjoy it. Alice is a great track to begin with, so dropping in a 4/4 beat and some effects over the top of it be the judge. Thanks! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Nails - Mood Swing (CD Remaster / 2007)

The Nails were so much more than the novelty hit '88 Lines About 44 Women'! Here is your chance to get a rare taste of what they were really about. Think more in the lines of the Suburbs with a splash of (early) Wall Of Voodoo. Marc Cambell's baritone vocals and Douglas Guthrie's sax performances are stellar and their cover of the 1967 track 'Let It All Hang Out' by the Hombres is a class act from the get go! It's time for you to realize just how much the Nails ARE NOT 88 all...seriously. Flac recording from the rare 2007 Remaster release. All scans included. Happy Sunday friends...Enjoy!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wire Train - In A Chamber / Between Two Worlds (2 CD Ltd. Ed. / 1995)

I spent a pretty penny on this exclusive two CD limited edition pressing. Had it shipped all the way from down under. The best thing about it is the fact it has the exclusive remixes on it. I want the first three Wire Train releases to be properly remastered, but this will do in a pinch. Here's the info link if you'd like to buy my copy! If not, then I give you the full flac version with all the treat! I love all the tracks on this and the follow up release 'Ten Women', but my personal favourite is 'No Pretties'. Enjoy!

I just want to apologize to the lot of you that had downloaded this prior to 2/11/17. One fantastic follower noticed that several tracks were fractured and called it to my attention. I sincerely thank you for that. The tracks in question have been recovered and there is a new link provided! 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Cetu Javu - 12 Inch Singles Collection (Import DJ Promo CD-r / 2006)

01 Have In Mind (Kalimba Mix) 5:34
02 Situations (Extended Mix) 6:23
03 A Donde (Extended Mix) 5:59
04 Por Que (Extended Spanish Mix) 5:55
05 Una Mujer (Extended Mix) 6:38
06 Southern Lands (Extended Mix) 5:32
07 China Girl (GTO Mix) 3:42
08 Por Que (Edit Remix) 4:16
09 A Donde (Remix) 6:56
10 Have In Mind (Extended Vocal Mix) 4:07
11 Situations (Baunder Remix) 8:20

My friend recently requested a flac version of this somewhat rare (until this very moment), CD-r. You can buy my original here.  I purchased this via A Different Drum ten plus years ago. Plenty of mixes (not all) from the Cetu Javu back catalogue. Here are all the scans and a lossless flac recording for your enjoyment!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Frozen Ghost - Frozen Ghost (Canadian Import CD / 1987)

The Summer of 1987 was filled with many wonderful tracks by new artists that were far off the Billboard Top 40 and Rock Radio / AOR charts. I recall a newer local radio station in Milwaukee (WLZR 102.9) coming on the air in the Winter of 1987. They began to rotate pop rock tracks from Frozen Ghost, The Other Ones, Rock and Hyde, The Psychedelic Furs, Billy Squier, Mason Rufner, The Robert Cray Band, Lou Gramm and others. It was quite a smorgasbord of new music for such a small market, but they were testing the airwaves and listeners.

I was hooked and with that went out and purchased this s/t debut on cassette. I'd purchase the CD later when it became more widely available. You have to remember that compact discs were just beginning to flood the market. They were not cheap and neither were the CD players. This CD has never been reissued which makes it a bit rare to find these days. Average price can be anywhere from $15 to $30+ on Bay / Amazon / Discogs.

I recently picked this up again after years of not having it. I have recorded it in flac and included all the scans. Here's a link for more info on the band and their discography. Thanks and enjoy!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

54-40 - Fight For Love (CD / 1989)

The third output from 54-40 to finish off of their eighties releases. Recordings are in flac format along with scans. This release found the group at a loss with the U.S., although the tracks 'Miss You' (not a Stones cover), 'Over My Head' and my personal favorite 'Baby Have Some Faith' still managed to find college radio play. I lost track of the band following the release of the 'Best Of' comp in 1991, but I'm not going to go back over why again. I find myself going back to these three eighties LP's constantly. Thanks again! Enjoy! 

54-40 - Show Me (Canadian CD / 1987)

Adding to the 54-40 files for a few of you who were interested in hearing their earlier work from the late eighties. Recordings are in flac and scans have been included. 'One Day In Your Life' and 'One Gun' had light to moderate airplay on the local college stations here in the U.S.. It seems as if their crossover into the larger AOR-Rock market was waning, at least here in the States. The band had a much larger following in the Canadian provinces. Their future work would prove them as mainstays with their loyal fan base up into the mid to late 90's. They have a steady cult like following there to this day. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Cindytalk - In This World (Import Remaster Reissue CD / 2007)

01 In This World 7:01
02 Janey's Love 3:11
03 Gift Of A Knife 3:30
04 Playtime 4:45
05 The Room Of Delight 1:36
06 Touched 4:06
07 Circle Of Shit 6:28
08 My Sun 1:52
09 The Beginning of Wisdom 6:43
10 No Serenade 7:32
11 Sight After Sight 6:11
12 Angels Or Ghosts 2:43
13 Through Water 8:59
14 Cherish 1:14
15 Homeless 1:27
16 Still Whisper 1:27
17 In This World...3:08

This is part two of my Cindytalk posts. The band has also just recently released a new recording on 11/30 entitled 'The Labyrinth Of The Straight Line'  Today's post is a lossless flac recording along with all scans (sans inner booklet) from the original 2007 remaster source CD.
Further information regarding this artist and other available products can be found here. Thanks as always. Enjoy! Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cindytalk - Camouflage Heart (Import CD Reissue / 1996)

01 It's Luxury 3:42
02 Instinct (Backtosense) 4:04
03 Under Glass 1:59
04 Memories Of Skin And Snow 5:37
05 The Spirit Behind The Circus Dream 4:37
06 The Ghost Never Smiles 6:45
07 A Second Breath 1:54
08 Everybody Is Christ 4:23
09 Disintegrate 4:36

FLAC recording from the 1996 CD Reissue. All scans form original included. Enjoy!

Friday, December 16, 2016

54-40 - Sweeter Things (Best Of) (CD / 1991)

A fine best of package here incorporating the bands first three releases recorded in flac with scans. I lost track of 54-40 following this release. Perhaps it was the changing of music tides and my new found interest in everything rave/techno and electronic. Either way, this compilation brings back some crystal clear memories of good times and friends during my late 80's time frame. If anyone is interested, I can post the second and third release by them as well. Thanks as always. Enjoy your weekend! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Josef K - The Only Fun In Town - Sorry For Laughing (Import CD / 2002)

No wit, opine or insight. If you are a Paul Haig fan, you will want this. Then again, if you are a 'fan' you probably already have it. Lossless recording and all scans from the 2002 LTM issue (info) for your listening pleasure. Thank you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pig - Sick City / Shit For Brains (US 12 Inch / 1989)

01 Sick City 4:57
02 Shit For Brains (Greazey Mix) 6:16

I haven't listened to this track (SFB) since 1988 when I owned the 'Poke In The Eye...' LP. It certainly falls into the dirge of darker Wax Trax! releases. Perhaps this is why it didn't find the proper rotation on my player or in the Chicago clubs I used to go to at that time. So why now you ask? Right, I purchased a 'lot' of records from an online buyer with this being one of the reasons for the take. Cheap old Wax Trax! in good condition is hard 'not' to buy, especially when I don't have it in my over flowing collection. I subject you to it and now it is done...the conversion from physical to immortal digital. All art & FLAC recordings are taken from the original twelve inch. Dig in my friends. Thanks. Enjoy!