Sunday, May 06, 2007

A potpouri of riffage for a Sunday......

Really no underlying theme for this Sunday stack of tunes, except that they are some hard rockin' albums. The Cheap Trick and Butthole Surfers are slight variations but still they can send some blasts of power chords through the speakers. But this is just a mish mash of stuff I've been jammin' on lately.

First up today is a cool prog-metal band I've just recently been turned on to. I've seen their albums for years, but never took a chance as I thought it would be Loudness type Japanese hard rock. Surprise surprise as they turned out to be a highly original metal band with progressive moves that still keeps it hard. Great 1st LP from 1988 and no bum tracks except for their way too by the book cover of Ram Jam's cover of Leadbelly's Black Betty. The song Black Sabbath on this one is an original not a cover of the Sabbath them song.

From before the first LP release here is a great boot from Cheap Trick, entitled Bun E's Basement Tapes. Great live tracks from 1975, many that never made it on any albums.
Great stuff, and the sound quality ain't too hateful.

Another live one, this is one of my all time favorite bands, Captain Beyond, called Frozen Over. It is the band live in Arlington Texas on 06/10/1973. They were the opening band for King Crimson. Front & back covers included in the rar.

By request here is Griffin's LP Flight of the Griffin.

For some variety, here is some crossover from 1986. A Canadian band no less, to follow Kit's huge Canuck post below. This is some pretty heavy stuff, reminding me a bit of the Accused. Beyond Possession.... Is Beyond Possession is 15 short blasts of skate punk/metal for your enjoyment.

This is a fun little piece of history. The Butthole Surfers were a new generation in a long line of demented Texas bands like the 13th Floor Elevators, Red Krayola, and many others. But instead of making only demented psychedelic rock they combined acid folk & psychedelic with punk rock of all things (and later even more varied styles). This is from a cassette tape that began it all. These are the 1982 demos, some of which were eventually released on the Brown Reason to Live and PCP-PEP EPs, some even later. Surprisingly good sound quality and I often marvel at the originality of these goofballs (meant as a complement in this context).

NOTE: The numbering is messed up on this one, there is no track missing even a number is skipped.

UK punk in general often leaves a lot to be desired to my ears. It often infuses reggae and other styles that I personally have little or no use for. But here is one of my exceptions to the rule --Charlie Harper and the Urban Dogs Best of titled New Barbarians. Charlie, for those not in the know, was/is lead singer of the UK Subs and this release contains tracks he recorded on his many hiatus' from that band including solo tracks.

There is a track missing---the second link is that track. Sorry bout that.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the cheap trick stuff that rules one request either metros 1977 debut or thundertrain-teenage suicide keep up the god work man.

Sunday, May 06, 2007 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous bigfootkit said...

Thanks for the Griffin album Bryon, although you referred to them as nwobhm, they were actually from San Francisco, don't suppose you've got their other album by any chance?

Monday, May 07, 2007 7:56:00 AM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

Oh well, I am seldom right. I just dig the music anyway. :-) I'll get an edit on that.

I don't think I have the other one but i will keep looking.


Monday, May 07, 2007 3:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Toxxy said...

Cheers for the Charlie Harper/Dogs album :) You seem to have left out track "10. Sex Kick"...any chance of getting that track as well? THANKS :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007 4:51:00 AM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

Hi toxxy,

I'll get that fixed ASAP.


Wednesday, May 09, 2007 2:07:00 AM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

Fixed the missing track, link for it is underneath the original link.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007 1:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Beyond Possession rar just seems to contain the txt file and no mp3 files.. could you fix please... I use to listen to these guy's back in the 80s! thx

Friday, May 11, 2007 2:44:00 PM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

I checked it and it seems to work okay my me. Did anyone else have the same problem?

Let me know in a newer post and I will fix it.


Monday, May 14, 2007 3:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice mix of tunage - plenty of good stuff. I tried downloading the Beyond Possession but only got text - can you fix that gem?

Friday, June 22, 2007 8:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're doing a great job and are providing a unique service. Don't let negative people get to you and drag you down to their level. By the way, would it be possible to get the Axe albums posted again. I was too late the last time you had them poted.

Friday, June 22, 2007 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew Best said...


I'm the drummer from the Urban Dogs and I found your site while desperately looking for our first album somewhere as I seem to have lost my copy.

Thanks for allowing me to listen to the album again - for the first time in ages!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007 7:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please re-upload this album
these days it's almost impossible to find it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 3:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm just wonder if there is any chance you can reupload
charlie harper - new barbarians cd

no chance to find it anywhere else

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:32:00 AM  

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