Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dr. John The Night Tripper - Gris-Gris (1968)

Dr. John: The Night Tripper - Gris-Gris
(Atco 1968)

Fantastic voodoo-blues-psych-soul awesomeness. Malcom Rebennack (a.k.a. Dr. John) is perhaps best known for 1973's "Right Place Wrong Time" ("I been in the right place, but it musta been the wrong time..."). That's a really great track, but "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" is a whole 'nother kind of really great. Check it out. Click the three dots down there to get your groove on.

01. Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
02. Danse Kalinda Ba Doom
03. Mama Roux
04. Danse Fambeaux
05. Croker Courtbullion
06. Jump Sturdy
07. I Walk On Gilded Splinters


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dust - Dust s/t (1971)

Dust - Self-titled
(Kama Sutra 1971)

Classic overlooked 70s heavy (but not terribly heavy...bummer, right?) rock with sliding guitars and that white-boy blues sound. Power rock or whatever you want to call it. Features drummer, Marc Bell, who went on to become Marky Ramone.

01. Stone Woman
02. Chasin' Ladies
03. Goin' Easy
04. Love Me Hard
05. From a Dry Camel
06. Often Shadow Felt
07. Loose Goose

Preview Track (click to hear): Love Me Hard

Friday, December 12, 2008

Morning After - Blue Blood (1971)

Morning After - Blue Blood

(Shadoks  -orig. 1971)

Well, hullo. Where have you been? I've been around, you missed me? That's sweet! And so is this fuzzy album. 


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Issac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (Stax/Enterprise, 1969)

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
(Stax / Enterprise 1969)

Four songs in forty-five minutes. Wiki has some interesting stuff to say about the album,

"The album almost never came to be. Hayes' solo debut, Presenting Isaac Hayes, had been a poor seller for Stax Records, and Hayes was about to return to his behind-the-scenes role as a producer and songwriter at the venerable soul label when it suddenly lost its complete back catalog after splitting with Atlantic Records in May 1968. Stax executive Al Bell decided to release a new, almost instant, back catalog of 27 albums and 30 singles at once, ordered all of Stax's artists to record new material, and encouraged some of Stax's prominent creative staff, including Hayes and Steve Cropper, to record solo albums.Burned by the retail flop of Presenting Isaac Hayes, Hayes told Bell that he would not cut a follow-up unless he was granted complete creative control. Since Bell had encouraged Hayes to record Presenting... in the first place, he readily agreed."

"By the Time I Get to Phoenix" takes some patience, the whole album does really...but it's worth it. Get your groove on, baby.

01. Walk on By
02. Hyperbolicsyllablicsesquedalymistic
03. One Woman
04. By the Time I Get to Phoenix


Monday, October 27, 2008

13 Ghosts - 13 Crimson Ghosts (2000)

13 Ghosts - Thirteen Crimson Ghosts
(Babydoll?, 2000)

Surf-styled tribute to the Misfits. Tributes are tricky but you can never really go wrong with surf. Turn it up and fill in your own vocals. You do know the words, don't you?

01. Halloween
02. Where Eagles Dare
03. London Dungeon
04. Some Kinda Hate
05. 20 Eyes
06. Angelfuck
07. Hollywood Babylon
08. Attitude
09. Ghouls Night Out
10. Horror Business
11. Return of the Fly
12. Skulls
13. Astro Zombies
14. Spook City U.S.A.

Preview Track (Click to hear): Where Eagles Dare


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - At Home With Jay in the Wee Wee Hours (Midnight, 1988)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - At Home With Jay in the Wee Wee Hours
(Midnight, 1988)

Here's Screamin' Jay Hawkins live at Jack the Ribber's in 1984. Just Jay and the piano and he's got a lot of cheesy jokes and limericks to share with you between tracks. A welcome guest at our little Halloween party we've got going here. Enjoy.

01. Lawd, Lawd, Lawd
02. Hong Kong
03. Downstairs
04. Cherry Pie
05. In Her Room
06. Constipation Blues
07. I Need Your Love
08. Feast Of The Mau Mau
09. Let It Roll
10. Make The Blues Rock/Bite It
11. I Put A Spell On You (A Curse Of The 80's)


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Various Artists - Death Dealers (Nightstalk-1)

Various Artists - Death Dealers
(Nightstalk-1, Year N/A?)

In honor of the creepiest month of the year, I'm going to post Halloween-related (spooky) albums throughout October. First up, here's a full-on creepy compilation for ya. It's a collection of punk and country-styled tunes about serial killers with some serial killer interviews thrown in. The Elvis cover art is a painting by John Wayne Gacy. The interviews aren't particularly appealing but the tunes are great fun. Don't believe me? Well, I should just grind you up and save you in the freezer for later but I'm too nice for that so instead, I'll offer you up a preview track and maybe that'll convince you that this is something you want to hear during this our most sinister time of year. Bwahhahaahahah!

Preview Track (click to hear): Psycho - Eddie Noack

01. Dolores (Eddie Noack)
02. Ed Kempe Interview
03. Psycho (Eddie Noack)
04. Charles Manson Interview
05. California Hippie Murders (Red River Dave)
06. Ed Gein Interview (not with Ed himself)
07. Grind Her Up (The Uncalled 4)
08. Otis Toole Interview
09. John Wayne Gacy Interview
10. Gacy's Place (The Mentally Ill)
11. John Wayne Gacy Interview
12. Albert Albert (The Bugs)
13. Albert Desalvo Police Pres Conference
14. Strangler in the Night (The Bugs)
15. The Tower (Johnny Legend)
16. Jeffery Dahmer Interview