Tony Barber (Yes, THAT Tony Barber!!!) rockin’ out to some righteous 60s garage fuzz guitars.
Here’s a little early ska-punk kinda number from Australia in 1980. Bitchin’!
I have been obsessed with this cassette-only indie release by Solid Space for a while now, just realised I hadn’t posted any tracks from it yet. Maybe cuz, for such an obscure release, it’s done the rounds a bit on the blogging circuit already. But we’ve well established on this page a few of my weaknesses, quirky indie synth-based post-punk being the most obvious. Another frequent trend is for them to be from the year I was born, 1982, and ‘Space Museum’ is pretty much as good as it gets for me. Members were originally in Exhibit A who released another truly classic track, ‘Rain’. I love the singer’s plain stated vocal, a band I often reference when people try to tell me I “don’t sound confident enough as a singer”, I’m like “check out Solid Space, I LOVE that shit and dude isn’t a flawless, confident singer” and that is sort of the endearing part of it. Also the space based song subjects are another big draw card for my love of this album. I asked Dark Entries Records (a label that does unreal reissues of obscure 80s stuff) recently, when they posted about Exhibit A, what the chances of a ‘Space Museum’ vinyl release were and to my joyous delight, they replied, “We’re working on it.” YES!!! I’m currently working on a series of covers for Mystery School. Planning A-side/B-side style 2 songs per release, and the first few will be 2 tracks of the one band/artist. First up on the list is both sides of Kate Fagan’s 1980 7″ and the following two Solid Space tracks… ‘Tenth Planet’ / ‘Destination Moon’.
The spooks are comin’!!!
Can’t believe I only just found out about this collaboration between Henry Rollins and Andrew Weiss from 1990 called Wartime. Weiss (a major contributor to Ween, Rollins Band, Pigface, and bass player and producer for a multitude of things) making all the music and Rollins adding vocals. I’m always a sucker for cool drum programming and electronics mixed with live instrumentation. Check the EP ‘Fast Food For Thought’, I’m really digging it! Hopefully going to see Andrew this weekend playing bass with Jello Biafra. Here’s a promo video from the Wartime record.
First big live concert I ever went to was the band Tool just a few weeks before I turned 15. It was at Brisbane’s Festival Hall on the Aenima tour and still remains one of the best shows I’ve seen. Wish I was seeing them tonight, even though I’ve seen them like 5 or 6 times! Hope anyone going has a great time!!! Here’s my fav song of theirs 46 and 2, a track about the ideas of Drunvalo Melchizedec and Carl Jung. And also the only Pro-Shot live footage that I know of, Sober live at Reading 1993.
Bosnian Rainbows’ self-titled debut album is out on June 25th. They just released this video for the track ‘Turtleneck’. We saw them live a few months ago and they just sounded unreal! Looking forward to the LP.
….cuz “Life was meant to be Awesome!!!”
Planning to record a few cover songs for Mystery School, these 2 are first up. Kate Fagan’s 1980 7″ single. Amazing minimal new wave numbers, the lyrics of ‘Waiting For The Crisis’ remain soooo relevant today. Love this track! ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool’ is super fun too.
Here’s 2 videos by The Entrance Band for all you psychedelic bluesy rock lovers out there… You might recognise the bass player, Paz from the original line-up of A Perfect Circle.. Kick back and freak out~!