Sunday, March 01, 2009

DROPPING THE PING PONG BALLS

Howdy peoples, it's another round up of rare treats from the Rawk of ages.
I'll be serving up one of those old-school seven part posts this evening, just because i feel like it, not for any special reason, just 'cause i felt like spoiling you lovely people.
Up first tonight, as championed in last weeks comments section by Nightsblood, (and rightly so!), the final album from RIFF RAFF, "Give The Dead Man Some Water".
Finnish band RIFF RAFF were an Oulu based Heavy Metal act formed in 1980. The young group got signed by the Poko label after winning a battle of the bands contest that was recorded and released as an LP, ("Heavy Metal & Live"), in late '81. Two 7" singles followed before the band's debut album, "No Law'n'Order" was released in 1982. From the NWOBHM influenced sounds of the first album the band ultimately headed for a harsher sound. Signing with the Mirror Records label, their next album, "Robot Stud", appeared in late '82. The third album, 1983's "Give The Dead Man Some Water", was one of the rawest and loudest Finnish metal releases back in the day, and has Ms. Kaija Koo on backing vocals who became a best selling female pop star in Finland in the early '90s. Vocalist Immu left Riff Raff after the third album and was replaced by Esa Eloranta (later of GARBO) for a short period of time, but eventually the band faded away without any further releases, despite owing new label Amulet Records another LP. Drummer Esa Palosaari continued playing drums in KIRKA and Albert Järvinen's band, and in 1991 he recorded an album with JACKFLASH where he handled the vocals. Bass player Kessler has also played in FAFF-BEY.

RIFF RAFF - Give The Dead Man Some Water (1983) Finland

http://rapidshare.com/files/204166421/RIFF_RAFF_-_Give_The_Dead_Man_Some_Water__Finland-1983_.rar

Something a little unusual for NILOOB next, the sole 1971 album from Psychedelic/Proto Metal/Hard Rockers, MEGATON. Take off the blinkers, and give it a try, it might just tickle your prostate! So how's it sound then? 1971 Hard Psych with swingin' London exploitation moves, loud, acidy leads, echoing vocals and catchy tunes, originally released on the Decca label. A thrilling, no-holds-barred, Heavy Rock treatment of a clutch of riff-based but fairly commercial Pop tunes, Megaton's sole album has plenty of admirers these days. Megaton was the creative inspiration of Les Humphries (of The Les Humphries Singers, big hit makers in early '70's Germany) and his writing partner/right hand LHS man, Jimmy Bilsbury. Perhaps having the likes of future URIAH HEEP vocalist John Lawton in the midst of the LHS was an inspiration, but whatever, Humphries nose for a commercial opportunity sniffed out the FREE, LED ZEPPELIN Hard Rock/Blues Rock market and he duly delivered. There's some pretty shameless riffs on Zep and other Hard Rockers of the era, and that actually kind of adds the seedy charm.

MEGATON - Megaton (1971) UK

http://rapidshare.com/files/202217628/MEGATON_-_Megaton__UK-1971_.rar

Another item next that i wouldn't normally post here, but i figgered what the hell, maybe someone here will appreciate it. We'll see.
At the peak of their success PEARL JAM managed to persuade their European label that it would be a great wheeze to release their "Dissident" single as 3 separate cds, each containing a third of their recent triumphant show at the legendary Fox Theatre in Atlanta Georgia on April 3rd 1994. Somehow or other, they got Epic to say yes to their request, and thus managed to release a triple live album to their fans for the bargain price of three cd singles! Disc 1 came in a quad-fold digi-pack with space for the other 2 discs which were released separately. Of course the wealth of material on the discs meant that they were totally ineligible for the singles chart, something that Epic didn't appear to realize until it was too late. So here it is then, 22 tracks of live PJ at the height of their powers, still hungry, in front of a sold out adoring audience on the '94 "Vs" tour. As such, they pretty much play everything from the "Ten" & "Vs" albums, with only one song per record omitted from the set, with non-album track "State Of Love & Trust" also getting an airing. A poignant reminder of how awesome the band was in a live setting back in their heyday.

PEARL JAM - Dissident : Live In Atlanta (1994) USA [3-CD]

http://rapidshare.com/files/202628507/PEARL_JAM_-_Dissident_-_Live_In_Atlanta__USA-1994_.rar

RAVEN BITCH was a Heavy Metal band with some Thrash influences that was created in 1984 in Janesville Wisconsin, by Greg Kalember and Jim Beam. Through trial and error they managed to pull together a solid line up with Dan Witt on vocals, Jeff Lilly on guitar, Chris Rossitier on Guitar, Greg Kalember on drums and Jim Beam on bass. With this lineup, they managed to record an EP in 1987 called, "Tear Down The Walls." Released on the band's own Bitch Music label, "Tear Down The Walls" sold in very healthy quantities. Distinguished by a fantastically chunky guitar sound and ever-changing time signatures, the EP today sells for big dollars.
Extensive touring burned out guitarist Chris Rossiter and Raven Bitch had to find a new guitar player. Bobbie "Bitch" Schumacher took over the duties as lead guitarist, becoming infamous for his speedy solos and wild stage antics, and taking on "Bobbie Bitch" as his new stage name. The band found themselves opening for big acts like BLUE OYSTER CULT and METALLICA. Personnel problems beset the band with many comings & goings, until, with Greg Kalember being the only original member left, the band eventually called it quits in the early 1990's.
1994 saw the release of a vintage live recording on double cd, entitled "Live: In The True Sense of Reality", which resurrected interest in the band once more. A new Raven Bitch studio album called "Mental Disruption" was issued in 2002, although the only members of the band remaining from their heyday are Bobbie Bitch & Jim Beam.

RAVEN BITCH - Tear Down The Walls EP (1988) USA

http://rapidshare.com/files/204171067/RAVEN_BITCH_-_Tear_Down_The_Walls_EP__USA-1988_.rar

CLIENTELLE were a NWOBHM quartet formed as early as 1977 in their home town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
Their debut release came in 1979 in the form of a double A-Side 7" coupling "Can't Forget" and Sky Flyer" on the Quest Records label. A full length album, "Destination Unknown", appeared in September 1981 on the Banana Records label. This, in turn was followed by a self released cassette only live album called "Live Takes" in 1983. Following the release of the live cassette, drummer Phil Goodfellow and guitarist Rik Taylor left the band, to be replaced by Terry Cox and Bernie Divine. 1985's three song "1985 Demo", showed the band were still in good form, but this was to be their final release, as they seemed to give up the ghost shortly after the demo's release.

CLIENTELLE - 1985 Demo (1985) UK

http://rapidshare.com/files/204190412/CLIENTELLE_-_1985_Demo__UK-1985_.rar

"Orange Goblin/Alabama Thunderpussy" is a split 7" by London, England's ORANGE GOBLIN and Richmond, Virginia, USA's ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY released on Eccentric Man Records in 2000. Both bands contribute a cover version of a 70s hard rock/proto metal band. Orange Goblin cover LEAFHOUND's "Freelance Fiend", while Alabama Thunderpussy cover CAPTAIN BEYOND's "I Can't Feel Nothin'". The cover image is an engraving of Stede Bonnet aka "The Gentleman Pirate", from the 1724 book "A General History of the Pyrates". Orange Goblin are currently preparing to record their 7th studio album, their first for new label Candlelight Records. Alabama Thunderpussy announced their split in 2007, after 12 years together and six full length albums.

ORANGE GOBLIN/ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY - Split 7" (2000) UK/USA

http://rapidshare.com/files/204178817/ALABAMA_THUNDERPUSSY___ORANGE_GOBLIN_-_Split_7____UK_USA-2000_.rar

What we have here is two great bands of today covering two great bands of yesteryear. Or "Modern Masters Pay Tribute To The Old Gods", as the sleeve notes state. Side A boasts UNIDA's run through of LEAFHOUND's "Stray". A great version with rippling muscular bass and drums, great bluesy guitarwork and John Garcia's inimitable wail floating and soaring over the top of the whole sonic stew. Brilliantly executed "Stoner Rock" with a bluesy edge. Almost matches the original for sheer groove. Side B is another cover version, as Sweden's ENTOMBED give CAPTAIN BEYOND's "Mesmerization Eclipse" a souped up overhaul. The arrangement remains much the same as the original, but with greater intensity and heavier grooving, this is down to the downtuned dual guitar attack and the stupendous double bass drumming. L.G. Petrov's deathly bellow is supercharged here, he gives it his all to great effect. Great version!
Not sure if this is a continuation of the series of discs planned for Eccentric Man Records a few years back. In the end, that amounted to one split 7", again with 2 bands covering Leafhound & Captain Beyond. A worthy, rare and collectible, if short, release then, and one which fans of Psych, Stoner & Death Metal alike can all cherish. How many discs can you say that about?

UNIDA vs ENTOMBED - Split 7" (2003) USA/SWEDEN

http://rapidshare.com/files/204180221/UNIDA_vs_ENTOMBED_-_Split_7____USA_SWE-2003_.rar

So then, pretty much something for everyone, unless you have absolutely no taste whatsoever.
And let's face it, if you had no taste whatsoever, you wouldn't be perusing the pages of New Improved Live And Otherwise Blog would you?
I'll try and get some more stuff up on the other blog this week, i've not been too active over there for a while. So if you have a look there at the week's end you may find some "new" stuff to enjoy.
My many thanks to the two visitors @ the other blog who upped items from my "wants" list for me. It was much appreciated folks, you made my day guys! Anyway, i best get off, enjoy the music and keep the faith! Over & out.

33 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for some Memories with Pearl Jam and Raven Bitch I have been looking for that one (Raven B) for awhile now.

Monday, March 02, 2009 1:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

megaton ! wow!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 7:50:00 PM  
Anonymous nightsblood said...

Cool looking stuff, as always! Fans of OZ and ACCEPT should definitely check out Riff Raff, if only for the killer title track (there are other good tunes on it too!). I'll check out Raven Bitch and Clientelle when I get caught up on my listening; I'm not a big fan of 'Destination Unknown' but it has its moments, like the great 'Missing Persons'. The Megaton also sounds interesting; it's a bit outside my usual box but I may give it a listen out of curiosity, even though it's harmful to felines and also has a nasty habit of bloating my want list :-)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 8:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for Megaton, i love this era of music and more like this would be welcome. Glad to see Pearl Jam too, i attended their first ever UK show (at a venue in Southend On Sea honestly !!!)there is nothing wrong with a bit of varity. Cant all be meetttaaalll can it ? :-). I'll check it all out as usual though, thanks a lot.

Carl.

Thursday, March 05, 2009 6:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck me the Unida vs Entombed and Alabama Thunderpussy v Orange Goblin singles rock too !!!! i love the originals of these songs but these are great !!!!!!!. No offence meant but i had to change my pants after listening to the the Riff Raff album,i'd wet my self laughing Spinal Tap or what ??? their Who cover had me in tears of laughter :-).

Carl.

Thursday, March 05, 2009 9:16:00 AM  
Anonymous nightsblood said...

That cover of 'Teenage Wasteland' is way up there on the 'What Were They Thinking?' list alongside Probe's take on 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' and Vice tackling 'Stop in the Name of Love'.

Thursday, March 05, 2009 8:36:00 PM  
Anonymous MisterManiac said...

Belated thanks for last week's posting of Witch Cross...wasn't too familiar with their music, so glad to finally hear them. It reminded me a lot of Riot during the Rhett Forrester era (the singer sounds pretty close, if I recall correctly). I do like Riot a lot, so obviously this fits right in. Another "lost" nwobhm gem discovered and enjoyed...thanks!

Friday, March 06, 2009 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks heaps for the posting of Raven Bitch. Never heard of 'em before, but what totally killer tracks!!!

Monday, March 09, 2009 4:48:00 AM  
Anonymous 精神年齢 said...

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Monday, June 29, 2009 3:58:00 AM  
Anonymous メル友募集 said...

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Friday, July 03, 2009 2:11:00 AM  
Anonymous 逆円助 said...

さあ、今夏も新たな出会いを経験してみませんか?当サイトは円助交際の逆、つまり女性が男性を円助する『逆円助交際』を提供します。逆円交際を未経験の方でも気軽に遊べる大人のマッチングシステムです。年齢上限・容姿・経験一切問いません。男性の方は無料で登録して頂けます。貴方も新たな出会いを経験してみませんか

Saturday, July 04, 2009 2:12:00 AM  
Anonymous 精神年齢 said...

みんなの精神年齢を測定できる、メンタル年齢チェッカーで秘められた年齢がズバリわかっちゃう!かわいいあの子も実は精神年齢オバサンということも…合コンや話のネタに一度チャレンジしてみよう

Monday, July 06, 2009 2:15:00 AM  
Anonymous 童貞卒業 said...

童貞卒業を考えているなら、迷わずココ!今まで童貞とヤッた事がない女性というのは意外と多いものです。そんな彼女たちは一度童貞とやってみたいと考えるのは自然な事と言えるでしょう。当サイトにはそんな好奇心旺盛な女性たちが登録されています

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 2:32:00 AM  
Anonymous 熟女 said...

熟女だって性欲がある、貴方がもし人妻とSEXしてお金を稼ぎたいのなら、一度人妻ワイフをご利用ください。当サイトには全国各地からお金持ちのセレブたちが集まっています。女性から男性への報酬は、 最低15万円からと決めております。興味のある方は一度当サイト案内をご覧ください

Thursday, July 09, 2009 1:39:00 AM  
Anonymous 小向美奈子 said...

話題の小向美奈子ストリップを盗撮!入念なボディチェックをすり抜けて超小型カメラで撮影した神動画がアップ中!期間限定配信の衝撃的映像を見逃すな

Monday, July 13, 2009 3:29:00 AM  
Anonymous 素人 said...

癒されたい女性や、寂しい素人女性を心も体も癒してあげるお仕事をご存じですか?女性宅やホテルに行って依頼主の女性とHしてあげるだけで高額の謝礼を手に入れる事が出来るのです。興味のある方は当サイトTOPページをご覧ください

Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:38:00 AM  
Anonymous メル友募集 said...

最近仕事ばかりで毎日退屈してます。そろそろ恋人欲しいです☆もう夏だし海とか行きたいな♪ k.c.0720@docomo.ne.jp 連絡待ってるよ☆

Friday, July 17, 2009 3:05:00 AM  
Anonymous ホスト said...

女性向け風俗サイトで出張デリバリーホストをしてみませんか?時給2万円以上の超高額アルバイトです。無料登録をしてあとは女性からの呼び出しを待つだけなので、お試し登録も歓迎です。興味をもたれた方は今すぐどうぞ。

Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:39:00 AM  
Anonymous 家出 said...

最近TVや雑誌で紹介されている家出掲示板では、全国各地のネットカフェ等を泊り歩いている家出娘のメッセージが多数書き込みされています。彼女たちはお金がないので掲示板で知り合った男性の家にでもすぐに泊まりに行くようです。あなたも書き込みに返事を返してみませんか

Sunday, July 19, 2009 1:17:00 AM  
Anonymous 動物占い said...

あなたの性格を、動物に例えて占っちゃいます。もしかしたらこんな動物かも!?動物占いをうまく使って、楽しい人間関係を築いてください

Monday, July 20, 2009 1:05:00 AM  
Anonymous 家出 said...

家出中の女性や泊まる所が無い女性達がネットカフェなどで、飲み放題のドリンクで空腹を満たす生活を送っています。当サイトはそんな女性達をサポートしたいという人たちと困っている女性たちの為のサイトです

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:29:00 AM  
Anonymous セレブラブ said...

セレブ女性との割り切りお付き合いで大金を稼いでみませんか?女性に癒しと快楽、男性に謝礼とお互い満たしあえる当サイト、セレブラブはあなたの登録をお待ちしております。

Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:21:00 AM  
Anonymous 夏フェス!! said...

夏フェス一緒に行ってくれる人募集!!夏の思い出一緒につくろぉ☆ megumi-0830@docomo.ne.jp 連絡してね♪

Friday, July 24, 2009 2:36:00 AM  
Anonymous 無料ゲーム said...

あなたのゲーマー度を無料ゲーム感覚で測定します。15個の質問に答えるだけの簡単測定で一度遊んでみませんか?ゲームが得意な人もそうでない人もぜひどうぞ。

Monday, July 27, 2009 1:40:00 AM  
Anonymous 素人 said...

Hな女性たちは素人ホストを自宅やホテルに呼び、ひとときの癒しを求めていらっしゃいます。当サイトでは男性ホスト様の人員が不足しており、一日3~4人の女性の相手をするホストもおられます。興味を持たれた方は当サイトにぜひお越しください

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:32:00 AM  
Anonymous 出会い系 said...

実は出会い系には…関係者用入り口があるのを知っていますか?広告主やスポンサー用に用意されたIDではサクラや業者が立ち入ることが出来ないようになっているのです。当サイトでは極秘に入手した関係者用URLが公開されています

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4:49:00 AM  
Anonymous 逆援助 said...

男性はお金、女性は快楽を得る逆援助に興味はありませんか?お金を払っても性的欲求を満たしたいセレブ達との割り切り1日のお付き合いで当サイトでは大金を得ることができます。無料登録なのでアルバイト感覚でOK、詳しくはTOPページでどうぞ。

Thursday, July 30, 2009 2:11:00 AM  
Anonymous 友達募集 said...

ホムペ完成記念!私の事みんなに知ってもらいたくて頑張りましたぁ。色々とご感想をお待ちしているので思った事を意見してください。メアドはほむぺにのせてありますぅ!★ fan.jna@docomo.ne.jp

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:04:00 AM  
Anonymous 家出 said...

夏休みで気軽に家出する女子○生が急増しています。しかし家出したはいいものの泊る所やお金が無い彼女たちは、掲示板などで泊めてくれる男性を探す子も多いようです。当掲示板にも夏休みに入ってから通常の3倍以上のメッセージが寄せられています

Sunday, August 02, 2009 1:16:00 AM  
Anonymous 人妻 said...

今最もアツイバイトは人妻とのセフレ契約です。当サイトではお金を払ってでもセフレがほしい人妻が集まり、男性会員様との逆援生活を待っています。当サイトで欲求不満の女性との出会いをしてみませんか

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 1:30:00 AM  
Anonymous 素人 said...

素人ホストでは、男性のテクニック次第で女性会員様から高額な謝礼がもらえます。欲求不満な人妻や、男性と出会いが無い女性達が当サイトで男性を求めていらっしゃいます。興味のある方はTOPページからどうぞ

Thursday, August 06, 2009 2:42:00 AM  
Anonymous 友達募集中 said...

少し魅惑な自分をネットだから公開してみました。普段言えない事など、思い切って告白しているプロフなので興味ある方はぜひ除いてみてください連絡待ってまぁす。 hinyaaaaa@docomo.ne.jp

Friday, August 07, 2009 2:00:00 AM  
Anonymous muebles galapagar said...

Little doubt, the dude is completely just.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:45:00 AM  

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