Monday, May 26, 2008

Mötley Crüe - Saints of Los Angeles preview @ just made my day! As a fanatic Mötley Crüe fan I nearly wet my pants when I found out that Amazon has put up previews of all 13 tracks of their coming masterpiece "Saints of Los Angeles". The Crüe has been one of my favorite bands since I was 12 years old - I can't help it :)
Listen to the previews HERE!

"Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: /'mɒtli kru/) is an American glam metal/heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981.
The band was founded by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx (who was, at the time, in a band called London) and drummer Tommy Lee, who were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars (whom Sixx first met at a liquor store, before they met again through a classified ad) and singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has sold over 72 million album copies worldwide, including 25 million copies in the US alone. The band has often been noted for their hard-living lifestyles; all members have had numerous brushes with the law, spent time in jail, suffered long addictions to alcohol and drugs, had countless escapades with women, and are heavily tattooed. Their ninth studio album entitled Saints of Los Angeles is due to be released on June 17, 2008, while a film adaptation of their best-selling band autobiography The Dirt, is due to be released sometime in 2009".
Source: Wikipedia

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Henry Rollins - Harmony In My Head

Every Tuesday the alternative icon that is Henry Rollins let's it rip on live radio - and every week Angela over at the Rollins Archive posts the show for you and me to download.
"On May 17, 2004, Rollins began hosting a weekly radio show, Harmony in My Head on Los Angeles' Indie 103.1 radio. The show aired every Monday evening, with Rollins playing a variety of music ranging from early rock and jump blues to hard rock, blues rock, folk rock, punk rock, metal and rockabilly, but also touching on rap, jazz, world music, reggae, classical music and more. Harmony In My Head often emphasizes B-sides, live bootlegs and other rarities, and nearly every episode has featured a song by British group The Fall.
Rollins put the show on a short hiatus to undertake a spoken-word tour in early 2005. Rollins posted playlists and commentary on-line; these lists were expanded with more information and published in book form as Fanatic! through 2.13.61 in November 2005. In late 2005, Rollins announced the show's return and began the first episode by playing the show's namesake Buzzcocks song. As of 2008, the show continues each week despite Rollins' constant touring with new pre-recorded shows between live broadcasts".
Source: Wikipedia

Download this seasons shows HERE!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Turbonegro - Boys From Nowhere (Ltd. Ed. EP) (2007)

I finally got my hands on this hard-to-get limited edition Turbonegro EP released late last year - so here it is for your enjoyment!
This EP is sort of a mini compilation, as it features tracks from four different albums - but unfortunately no rare tracks.
Some more info: Limited edition 6-track EP (2.000), with stamped number on the backside. It has a banner across the bottom of the front cover that reads: "2007 European Tour - Collector's Edition". Released by Scandinavian Leather Recordings (Norway) & Edel (Germany).
Source: Turbonegro Archive

Tracklist: 1. Boys From Nowhere, 2. Get It On, 3. I Got Erection, 4. Sailor Man (Live), 5. I Will Never Die, 6. Punk Pals.
Download (29 Mb): Megaupload / Rapidshare / Turbonegro Archive / Turbonegro Discography / Turbonegro @ MySpace / Turbonegro @ Wikipedia

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Charles Manson - Lie (1970)

This is the 1970 LP released originally by Phil Kaufman in an edition of 3,000 copies. The cover was designed by Al Swerdloff, a friend of Phil's. The first & last songs were originally issued as a single under the name Silverhawk in 1968. Dr. Demento has a copy of the Silverhawk single and is quite proud of it. The master tapes for the single had been lost when the LP was originally compiled so the single was used as the source for the LP master tape. The LIE LP was quickly reissued in 1971 by ESP Records and has been reissued countless times since then.
Most of the material was recorded on Sept. 11, 1967 at the legendary Goldstar Studios in Los Angeles. On August 9, 1968 Charles and his friends went back into the studio for an overdub session. A final recording session took place during the summer of 1969 where the preamble to Arkansas and I'll Never Say Never To Always were recorded especially for this release.
Personnel: Charles Manson; lead vocals, rhythm guitar, timpani, Bobby Beausoleil; electric guitar, Paul Watkins; french horn, Catherine Share; violin, Dianne Lake; recorder, Steve Grogan; electric bass, Mary Brunner; flute. Vocals on track 6; Nancy Pittman. Vocals on track 8; Sandra Good, Catherine Share, Lynette Fromme, Nancy Pittman & Cho-Cho. Backup vocals by Everybody.

Tracklist: 1. Look At Your Game, Girl, 2. Ego, 3. Mechanical Man, 4. People Say I'm No Good, 5. Your Home Is Where You're Happy, 6. Arkansas, 7. I'll Never Say Never to Always, 8. Garbage Dump, 9. Don't Do Anything Illegal, 10. Sick City, 11. Cease to Exist, 12. Big Iron Door (Clang Bang Clang), 13. I Once Knew Knew a Man, 14. Eyes of a Dreamer.
Download (70 Mb): Rapidshare

This is a fresh Dualtrack transfer from previously unplayed first edition vinyl. 320 kbps mp3s. HQ scan of cover included in the archive.

Dismantling Henry Rollins, May 2008

HERE's the brand new episode of Heidi May's workplace harassment of Henry Rollins - Clip of the Month. This time Heidi's been drawing on Hank with a sharpie - much to her own amusement!

Henry / The Henry Rollins Show / Harmony In My Head / Rollins Archive / Henry Rollins @ IMDb / Henry Rollins @ Wikipedia


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