This tape was given to by my buddy Jon when joined the Peace Core and left for Africa. We both bought mixes directly from Calvin after he played at The Smell so long ago. I acted like a shy girl, he was the swave awesome guy that he is.
Calvin Johnson Mix Tape: New Wave Underground / U.S. 1980-83
Six - Neat
Precaution - Pylon
Distant View - Ray Milland
It Walks at Night - Jad Fair
Screaming - The Leopard Society
Eyes - A New Personality
Westside Lockers - Songs for America
Dead in the Suburbs - Los Reactors
She Sits Alone - Quiet Room
Vietnam - Cold Warrior and the Mercenary
Where I Want to Be - Start
Missing Link - The Commonauts
In Bed with Boys - Algebra Suicide
Rock Drill - Secret Rockers
Nakweda Dream - Zru Vogue
Emergency - Dangerous Birds
Falling - Carsickness
Government Money - Boneman of Barumba
New Lottery - Godhead
What You Know - Jungle Nausea
Triangle is yet another intriguing product of the increasingly prominent Minnesota cheeky electro-pop scene, which also included the likes of Sean Tillman (Sean Na Na, Har Mar Superstar) and Howard Hamilton III(The Busy Signals), both past Triangle collaborators. After getting started in 1998, Triangle self-released a couple of EPs on their Smoke & Mirrors label, before hunkering down in front of their G4 in early 2000 to record their enigmatically titled debut LP, *.
Used Allie Places--another self release in 2004--contains some tracks from their Neon Toe Clips CD and others from their 2nd official album Decimal Places. I lost the cd case and can't find any information on this release. The band has since moved to Oakland, CA.
Triangle - Used Allie Places 1. A Sympathetic Notion 2. Jarvik Moves 3. Courting Contempt 4. Wire Sculpture For President 5. Pillow Sword 6. Wood 7. Kinky Signs 8. Burning Bush 9. Karol 10. Triangle Do The Faint 11. Untitled
Quietly and oh so slowly--it's been about two years now--the Happy Happy Birthday To Me Singles Club #3 finally finished releasing it's thirteen split 7inchs. It's got a little bit of something for everyone.
HHBTM Singles Club #3 01. Fishboy - Louis The Bear 02. Baby Calender - Dusty Combat Boots 03. The Marbles - Dracula 04. Casper & The Cookies - Jennifer's House 05. Casper & The Cookies - Huff 06. Bunnygrunt - The Secret Life Of Brown Bear 07. Bunnygrunt - Alone In My Principles 08. Phil Wilson - Lee Rimmick 09. Boyracer - YR Boyfriend 10. Boyracer - Airport Song 11. Broken Limb 05 12. Faintest Ideas - I Felt My Soul 13. Faintest Ideas - Serious As A Heart Attack 14. Tullycraft - On Tape 15. The Smittens - My Boyfriend's Back 16. Velcro Stars - Winter Clothes 17. Velcro Stars - Passing Ships 18. Keith John Adams - Lydia 19. Andy From Denver - Hanging On A Cloud 20. Red Pony Clock - Waiting Four You 21. Poison Control Center - 50 Million 22. Ideal Free Distribution - Holiday 23. Apples In Stereo - Colors 24. Patience Please - I've Been To Rome 25. Cars Can Be Blue - Touch It 26. Cars Can Be Blue - Mosh Pit 27. All Girl Summer Fun Band - Communication Problems 28. All Girl Summer Fun Band- Little Bird 29. Of Montreal - Stark Waif 30. James Husband - A Grave In The Gravel 31. High Water Marks - Not So Pretty 32. Love Letter Band - It Don't Matter 33. Always Red Society - Diary Of A Foam House / Nervous Circle / Minute By Minute / Tom and Donna at the Mexican Cafe 34. Sunshine Fix - Beginning / Sun At Night / Springtime Pumpernickle / Back Porch / Ending
Beat Happening Live At The Sub-Pop Vermonstress Festival Burlington Vermont October 10th, 1992
01. Tiger Trap 02. Teenage Caveman 03. Sleepyhead 04. Dreamy 05. Red Head Walkin' 06. Calvin Banter 07. Other Side 08. Revolution Come & Gone 09. Nancy Sin 10. Noise 11. Godsend 12. Cry For A Shadow 13. Me Untamed 14. You Turn Me On 15. Crashing Through
In the 50's & 60's the backs of magazines would be filled with ads looking for poetry as well as contests promising fame and fortune. Record companies had professional bands, they just needed quality lyrics. That, my friends, is where you come in. Send in your words and the best ones will get made into a song and even get played on the radio.
Except, there were no contests. Every single entry would get a letter back saying that it didn't win even though the lyrics were great. IF, by chance, you still wanted your poetry made into music, the record company would do it. For a fee.
In short, Song Poems were a scam. People would pay money to get their song made, the company would hire some struggling musicians to do a one-take recording, put it on to a 45 record and send it back to the person.
The result of these records are often ridiculous and utterly unique. Only a few records of each exist. Musically, song poems are far from perfect but contain an old-timeydelicate sound that can never be recreated. Lyrically you never know what you will get, which is half the fun. Clunky? Dumb? Touching? All the above? For more information check out www.songpoemmusic.com/what_is.htm. And buy this album. It's the best cd you can own.
Below are song poems from my personal collection. Song Poems From The Milquetoast Brigade Come On Down - Sammy Marshall (Souvenir) Let Me Remember Yesterday - Unknown (Halmark) Man In The Moon - Larry Bene (Tin Pan Alley) Our Country Home - Unknown (Hallmark) The Sanjacinto Mountains - Sammy Marshall (Souvenir) Take A Look In The Mirror - Unknown (Halmark) Times Awastin'! - Larry Bene (Tin Pan Alley) When Is It Time To Say Goodbye - Unknown (Hallmark)
If you take a close look at the picture of the Hallmark record, you can see the names an addresses of the people who purchased the songs. Our Country Home is so over-the-top sorrowful that it becomes absurd & fascinating.