Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mondo Generator - III The EP

They need no introduction, isn't it. This is a numbered limited tour edition EP (only 300 copies).
Track list:
- All The Way Down (Oliveri)
- Bloody Hammer (Rory Erickson)
- Six Shooter (Oliveri, Homme)
- There She Goes Again (Oliveri)
- Sleep The Lie Away (Oliveri, Hernandez, Catching, McGuire)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Ewings - Rock & Rule (2002)

The Ewings (with two members of 50 Foot Combo) are from Ghent (Belgium), and you can describe their sound as garagepunk(speed)rock'n'roll, or think Peter Pan Speedrock. 'Rock & Rule' was their first and only album, released on Tear It Up Records (Eindhoven).

Matadors - Flame The Whisper (2007)

Another re-upper, my apologies for that. This is the second (and last ?) album from the Matadors. The best description of their sound is : tangoboogiestonerrock'n'roll. Two members have a new project now, namely We:Duo. They've recorded their first (mini)album, 'Simian Songs', and it sounds like an acoustic version of the Matadors. Has someone the 'Simian Songs' album ? Please let me know, I would appreciate that.

Matadors - The Muse Of Senor Ray (2005)/ Re-Up

From the ashes of Ridge, Matadors has become one of my favourit stoner bands. They play twisted groovy rock with some flamingo influences, or, think Fu Manchu who plays the tango. 'The Muse of Senor Ray' is their first album.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Love UFO - Wish (2006)

This French trio brings us a mix between punk, kraut and new wave. You can hear echoes of ‘70s psychedelia and had rock also. If you want some references, here they are: Pink Floyd, Sonic Youth, Joy Division, PIL, or recently Fugazi, Mclusky and Audionom, to name a few.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Pyramids - The Pyramids (2007) / Re-Up

The Pyramids, with 2 members of Archie Bronson Outfit, have recorded and written this album in just one week. The sound is darker, heavier, nastier, rougher. They're currently working on a new album. For fans of Archie Bronson Outfit.

RC5 - American Rock 'n' Roll (2002)

If you're into Zeke, Peter Pan Speedrock e.a., then this band needs your attention. These four Seattlites plays a dirty punk-influenced rock & roll . "American Rock 'n' Roll" is their first release, produced by Jack Endino and released on Twenty Stone Blatt Records. They've recorded a second album in 2004, "Gotta Get Away". Has someone this album? Please let me know!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

V.A. - Rock 'n Roll Blvd vol1 (2005) 2CD

This compilation (35 tracks) gives you a nice overview of what Buzzville Records has to offer.
Disc 1:
Gonzalez - "Effigy"
We're All Gonna Die - "Evil Red"
Generous Maria - "Sheer Violence"
Sparzanza - "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things"
Desert Sun - "The Line"
Blind Dog - "Sleeping Dogs"
Sir Hedgehog - "Read Between The Mind"
Honcho - "Messenger Messiah"
Monkey3 - "Electric Mistress"
Peter Pan Speedrock - "Dawn You All To Hell"
Mr Mama - "The Race Is On"
Alix - "Ground"
Space Probe Taurus - "Psi-Burn
Mezzanine - "Beneath The Falling Sun"¨¨
Allhelluja - "God Is Laughing" (edit)
The Quill - "Nothing Ever Changes"
Speedfreaks - "Money?"
Disc 2:
StoneWall Noise Orchestra - "Clone Baby"
Hulk - "Real Rocker"
Pilotos - "De Devil"
Rite - "Bodybag Boogie"
Speedway King - "Stage Two"
Diegrinder - "Ballslide"
Bible Of The Devil - "Kicking Birth"
Carlos - "Shove It"
Electric Earth - "Platonic"
Cabron - "Parascending"
Thorttlerod - "Starve The Dead"
Rickshaw - "Fortune Teller"
Dirtyblood - "Wrong End"
El Guapo Stuntteam - "Eating Mud"
Starchild - "Earthless"
Kayser - "Good Citizen"
Cube - "Perfect Monkey"
The Last Van Zant - "3000 Man"
Disc 1
Disc 2
Thx to Peter (Greece) for sharing this album.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Scene Killer - Scene Killer (2001) / Re-Up

Scene Killer features members of Atomic Bitchwax, Burnout King, Drag Pack, Halfway To Gone, Monster Magnet, Solace, Solarized and many more. Mixed by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Nebula, Mudhoney) and released on Meteor City. This is loud, stony guitar rock with fuzzed-out guitar riffs from New Jersey.

Kube - Stockholm Syndrom (2006)

Yet another Belgian band, this Brussels trio brings groovy stoner with a large quantity of varied riffs. With 'Stockholm Syndrom' they deliver a very good debut, released on the Buzzville Records imprint BuzzTown Productions.
Track list
01. Someone To Blame
02. In Bed
03. Shadows & Stars
04. Army On My Side
05. New Life
06. Orgy
07. Motivation
08. Dreamin’ Of You
09. Running Free
10. Are You Blind?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mon-O-Phone - Mon-O-Phone (2008)

You can't wait for the new Kills album? Well, here's a fantastic alternative. Mon-O-Phone is a duo from Hasselt (Belgium) and in their sound you'll hear echo's of The Kills and PJ Harvey.

Speedball JR - Whiplash (2003) / Re-Up

This band plays high injected speed surf like a hurricane, no garage or sixties influences on this release, no, just pure high quality instrumental surf . This makes the band unique and highly enjoyable for the public. They supported bands as the Apemen; Jon & the Nightriders, Slacktone, Fifty Foot Combo… This album rocks from the very first song till the last. You'll find eight self penned tracks & 2 covers.

Mogul - Build Me A Hunchback (2008)

Is there a Californian desert in Flanders? No, of course not, mostly there's solid clay. For the guys of Mogul that doesn't matter, they've made with 'Build Me A Hunchback' a good stoner album. So what else is there to say, well there's plenty guitar fuzz on it, the vocals are great, the drums are what they should be and the bass player knows his stuff and adds some nice extra tones to the album. The album starts off rocking with 'Sick&Tired' and then slides into the easy 'Return The Blues'. The latter of the two is a relaxed song that just has this great bluesy-stoner feel to it. The album keeps on rocking with as a highlight the song 'Side Kick', but maybe my personal favourite is the last song on the album, but that doesn't matter, it's just a very solid stonerrock album!

Monday, January 19, 2009

'I Used To Fuck People Like You In Prison' - Where The Bad Boys Rock (2001)

Nice compilation from this record label, with probably the coolest name of all.
1.: Supernova - Awesome Machine
2.: King Is Cloud - Sunride
3.: Cheap To Keep - Bones
4.: I Got A Right - Machine Gun
5.: Tempo Gigante - Zebulon
6.: Whistle Pig - Solace
7.: Shoot 'em Down - Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw
8.: In Between - Calamus
9.: Bride Of Frankenstein - Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13
10.: All Night - Generators
11.: Stone Wedge - Eternal Elysium
12.: Sad Story - Mushroom River Band
13.: Adam And Evil - Raymen
14.: Saturday Night Party's - Smooth & Greedy
15.: Wilddog - Spitts
16.: Lumo Law - Red Aim
17.: Red - Unida
18.: This Situation - Aerobitch
19.: High Times - Manta Ray
20.: Another Day - Daybreak Boys
21.: Prisoner - Sartana
22.: From Mars - Dozer
23.: Burnin' In - Spirit Caravan
24.: Anything From You - Nebula
25.: Sun Devil - Lowrider

Saturday, January 17, 2009

V.A. - The Mighty Desert Rock Avengers (2CD) 2002

People Like You Records presents, in collaboration with, the world some of the greatest descendants of Desert Rock; 34 bands and over 120 minutes. You'll find here some well-known bands such as Mushroom River Band, Lowrider, Awesome Machine, Solace, Santoro, Sunride, Eternal Elysium, Blind Dog, ZeroCharisma , Stoner Kings, Honcho, Thumlock, Atomic Bitchwax, Solarized, Sparzanza, Zebulon, Red Aim, Abdullah, Desert Sun, Duster 69 , Orqestra Del Desierto , Ribeye Brothers, Spiritu and Gallery Of Mites, besides some very unknown bands such as Rite, Backdraft, Souldivider, Seid, Plutonium Orange, Los Vibes e.a..

disc 1

disc 2

Friday, January 16, 2009

Acrimony - Hymns To The Stone (1994)

'Hymns To The Stone' is Acrimony's debut (from 1994), released on Godhead Records. This Welsh quintet brings you some monolithic down-tuned riffs mixed with extended space rock jams ('Whatever' or 'Spaced Cat #6'). They've recorded 'Tumuli Shroomaroom' in 1997 (a real stoner masterpiece) and a few EP's, before they, in 2001, decided to split up.
01. Leaves Of Mellow Grace
02. The Inn
03. Second Wind
04. Spaced Cat#
05. Urabalaboom
06. Herb
07. Magical Mystical Man
08. Whatever
09. Cosmic A.W.O.L.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Golden Animals - Free Your Mind And Win A Pony (2008)

The Golden Animals are a far-out blues/rock & roll duo from the US. You want a hint, well think The White Stripes with the voice of Jim Morrison.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Audionom - Retrospektiv (2002)

One of my favourite kraut/new wave rock bands around. Let's say you are a big fan of krautrock, punk, garage and new wave, and you'll hear all of that on one record, then this album is for you. A collection of this Swedish supergroup/collective's best tracks over the years, Retrospektiv brings Audionom's unique style of hypnotic and driving riffs and keyboards. Originally released in 2002, rereleased on Kemado records in 2007.
You can listen to a few tracks (see my playlist).