Hello Folks, just for your information i will go to the sun this year from the 23rd of this month until around the 15th of october. I got the confirmation today. Hurray :-). hope we will meet here again after my holidays.


Monday, 29 May 2017

Psychedelic Pop By The Pillbugs: The Pillbugs - Everybody Wants A Way Out 2008 Flac & mp3

The Pillbugs 'Everybody Wants A Way Out' (Rainbow Quartz, 2008)

Pills, thrills and bellyaches

There is always something a little disconcerting about a bunch of middle-aged rockers fiddling with delays and valve amps in search of that long lost Barrett melody or forgotten Kaleidoscope gem. It inevitably ends up in some sour psych stew of ill-fitting paisley shirts and greying sideburns. Yet, and I draw on the great Welsh zoom-rockers Man for hope here, it doesn’t have to be that way.

The Pillbugs, purveyors of all things psych-pop since the late 90s, are another band in question who manage to avoid that ever-alluring pastiche pound. Shrouded in sadness – founder member Mark Kelley passed away as the album was being made – 'Everybody Wants A Way Out' is nonetheless a joyous and incredibly uplifting record that will appeal to anyone whose favourite Saturday night in entails a bag of 'shrooms and the whole of Red Dwarf series 1. For me it’s music that's on the Walkman for those Camden market trips to Rhythm Records in search of the new Steppes record, those heady days when melody was king and the Rickenbacker beat shit out of Les Paul any day of the week. Given that through most of this record I am up out of my seat throwing shapes to an imaginary acid-fuelled throng, it’s far to say The Pillbugs are my new favourite old band (if that makes sense!).

It’s hard to make a case for a band that sounds straight out of ’65 in context with modern needs and concerns, yet, despite having nothing ‘modern’ about them whatsoever or indeed seemingly caring, The Pillbugs somehow don’t sound out of place. I guess great songs, soaring guitars, and songs about chicks called ‘Emily’ never date. A wholehearted, thumbs up for a record that has reignited my search for all those missing issues of Bucketful Of Brains I never got around to buying first time around. Fab! (bandcamp, review by Del Day)

Produced by Mark Mikel

Album Artwork: Mark Roland
Design: Bob Tibbitts
The Pillbugs: Dan Chalmers, Mark Kelley, Mark Mikel, David Murnen, Scott Tabner
Additional bass/guitar/vocals/production: Scott Hunt 

Enjoy this extraordinary psychedelic pop band
Have fun
                SB1    I killed the old links because the rip was not 100% okay. I will do new links later.
                           Please have a little patience, Folks.
                           Thanks for the sympathy,

The Pearfishers - Open Up Your Colouring Book 2014 Flac & mp3

An ever-shifting Scottish group led by singer/songwriter David Scott, the only constant member, the Pearlfishers are a glorious soft pop band mixing acoustic-based music with subtle orchestral flourishes, rather like a Glasgow-based Prefab Sprout with a major Brian Wilson fixation. Since forming in 1989 the Pearlfishers have refined and broadened their sound while maintaining a steadily growing cult following.
Scott began writing songs while a teenager in Glasgow in the early '80s. In the summer of 1984, Scott played his earliest bedroom efforts to local musician Bobby Henry, who offered to put a pair of them on The Shift Compilation, an anthology of Glasgow bands released on Henry's own Shift Records. Released under the band name Chewy Raccoon, a joke name that stuck, the songs attracted enough attention that Scott and the band were signed to Shift's distributor, Phonogram, which released the group's sole single, "Don't Touch Me," in August 1985. The single flopped, Scott was dropped by Phonogram, and the Chewy Raccoon name was, thankfully, retired.
The following year, Scott hooked up with Australian-born drummer Jim Gash, keyboardist Robert McGinlay, bassist Chris Keenan, and backing vocalist Jeanette Burns to form the immediate precursors to the Pearlfishers, Hearts and Minds. Signed to CBS Records, the group released one single, the folksy "Turning Turtle," produced by Eric Stewart of 10cc, in September 1987. After that single followed the Chewy Raccoon disc to oblivion, internal dissension split the group, who left CBS in early 1988, permanently souring Scott on the major-label experience.
Scott and Gash quickly formed a new group, featuring Brian McAlpine on keyboards and Yugoslavian bassist Mil Stricevic. When an American group called Hearts and Minds signed with A&M Records, Scott and company changed their name to the Pearlfishers, after the Bizet opera. Twice burned by his previous experiences with record labels, Scott formed his own imprint, My Dark Star, which released the Pearlfishers' debut single, "Sacred," in late 1990. Sessions for an album tentatively titled The Flo'ers o' the Forest followed, but they were abandoned in the summer of 1991. An EP, Hurt, was fashioned from songs recorded in the abortive album sessions and released in November of that year, quickly followed in early 1992 by a cassette-only release of strictly acoustic songs called Woodenwire, which featured a musical setting of a Robert Burns poem and a pair of traditional Scottish folk songs.
Recorded in nearly a year's worth of off-and-on sessions, the Pearlfishers' debut album, Za Za's Garden (named after one of Scott's earliest pre-Chewy Raccoon songs), was released in August 1993. Produced by Scott and McAlpine, the album largely abandoned the rustic and folky elements of the Pearlfishers' early releases in favor of a newfound emphasis on crystalline arrangements and Beach Boys-inspired harmonies, anchored by McAlpine's delicate keyboards.
The first of several lineup changes took place after the release of Za Za's Garden. In fact, for the next several records, the Pearlfishers were simply Scott and McAlpine with a revolving door of rhythm sections, plus guests on various string and reed instruments. During an extended break between the first and second albums, Scott partnered with Duglas T. Stewart of the BMX Bandits to create and tour with two revues based on the music of Scott's two primary influences, Brian Wilson and French jazz-rock idol Serge Gainsbourg.

Signing with the German label Marina Records, Scott and McAlpine released possibly their finest album, 1997's The Strange Underworld of the Tall Poppies, an album that is to Pet Sounds what Za Za's Garden had been to The Beach Boys Today! Two stop-gap EPs followed, 1997's Even on a Sunday Afternoon and 1998's Banana Sandwich, while Scott and McAlpine labored over 1999's The Young Picnickers, another album of moody, semi-orchestral pop, this time featuring a collaboration with Stewart. Scott and Stewart collaborated two more times in 2000: on-stage with a tribute concert to the legendary Italian soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone and on records with the Marina tribute album Caroline Now!: The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, executive produced by the pair.
2001's Across the Milky Way introduced a new era in the Pearlfishers' career. McAlpine was gone, leaving Scott to handle keyboards along with his usual guitar and bass duties. The album is perhaps slightly less grand than its two predecessors, with a more intimate, live feel. Original Pearlfishers drummer Jim Gash returned, and bassist Lindsay L. Cooper (of avant-garde jazz trio Day & Taxi) is among the dozen guest musicians. The Strange Underworld of the Tall Poppies was re-released the following year.

I don't know how the line up is now but the 2014 album 'Open Up Your Colouring Book' is  one of their best.
This album is an absolutely favourite by me. The Pearlfishers are pop  geniuses. If you don't know the band give it a try.

Have Fun
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Mexican Psychedelic Pop From 1970: The Spiders - Back

The Spiders were a band from Mexico and they played a really nice psychedelic pop. What i found out was the line up of the band but not really more. Give it a try if you like this kind of music.

Line Up:Manuel Olvera: bass, percussion
Reynaldo Diaz V.: guitar, harmonic
Antonio Vierling: guitar, vocals, tabla
Servando Ayala: piano, organ
Enrique Chaurand: drums, percusion, tabla

Have Fun
                 SB1             Flac p1  &  Flac p2        -  mp3@320

Kevin K once again!!! Kevin K And The Kool Kats - Allies (2013) & 13th Street (2001) Flac & mp3

Kevin K is Kevin Kalicki, one of the founders of Buffalo punk/new wave icons the Toys. Kevin started legendary bands Grim Reaper and Aunt Helen with his brother, Alan, in the mid- to late-1970s, with the later band releasing what is considered by some the first punk rock 45 in the Buffalo area. Kevin (going by Kevin K) and Alan (aka Rocky Starr) started the Toys with Doug (Mick) Tyler and Joel Slazyk (Meat Cleaver) in 1979.

Before long, their combination of high-energy original songs and outrageous stage show had them opening for bands ranging from the Ramones, Dead Boys and Romantics to Squeeze and Pat Benatar. Along the way, they released one (now) highly collectible single, "Livin' Fast"/"I'm Telling You Now" and the also rare album, "Say It." The latter was released after the band's name was changed to the New Toys. The band toured throughout the northeastern U.S., earning a rabid following, and eventually moving to New York City, working with the band Dirty Looks and befriending former New York Doll Johnny Thunders before disbanding in 1984.

After that, the Kalicki brothers formed a band called the Lone Cowboys (finally recording a legendary punk version of Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" that had roots going back to Toys days. The brothers later collaborated again in the Road Vultures, a band that brought them to the attention New York's punk legends like Sylvain Sylvain, Jerry Nolan, Dee Dee Ramones and Cheetah Chrome. Alan Kalicki died in 1996, but Kevin K has kept on rocking. He regularly tours Europe, hitting France, Germany and Poland, and has been recording albums all along. His last appearance in Buffalo, though, was nearly 20 years ago. He'll be performing at the Gateway Gallery with a band of friends from the area, with a special appearance planned - if all goes well - by former Toy Mick Tyler. In opening the show, Cowboys of Scotland will play a set of classic punk and original songs, while Matt Smith will bring his own mix of Johnny Thunders-inspired rock 'n' roll for another set. (discogs)

Garage/Glam/Power Pop from a man who learned his musical handcraft on the roads of this world.

This are two albums on one disc and we have a lot of great songs here but it's a pity that 'Too Much Junkie Business' from 13th Street is missing here in this release. I assume it's for not enough space on the disc. :-(
However, if you like this kind of music grab it. And if you see the band is in your hometown go and visit the concert. You will get a full load of Rock'n'Roll.

         SB1  Flac p1  &  Flac p2  &  Flac p3     -  mp3@320