Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday To Me Singles Club #3

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


posted by indy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Beat Happening - Vermonstress Festival '92

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


I traded for this show way back in the day and the tracklisting & number was all off and I'm pretty sure this is the right order.

posted by indy

Monday, August 17, 2009

Song Poems From The MB

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-timey delicate 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 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.

-posted by Indy

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Charlyne Yi's Rock Opera Soundtrack (CD-R) - 11/26/07

As a shout out to check out the film Paper Hearts which is playing in theatres now, here is the soundtrack for the one time comedy musical Charlyne's Yi's Rock Opera.

Matthew Gorney
Charlyne Yi
Brad Davis
Matt Davis

10 tracks, no titles.


posted by indy

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

50 Cent Finds

Fifty Cent Finds 2

Pepgirlz (unknown)
01. Courtney Issuh Asshole
02. Sea Mammals

Quickspace (1996 / Kitty Kitty Corporation)
03. Friend
04. Good Timez

Chest (1996/ Mook)
05. Angels
06. Panic Attack

The Plagiarist (1991 / wafer face)
07. Louisiana Cooking
08. FeRNandO:


Some great finds. The Pepgirlz 7" didn't have a sleeve and has no information on it. I suppose I could try to look it up online but I kind of like it being shrouded in mystery. Kitty Kitty Corporation is an awesome name for a label. The Plagiarists is very experimental. As the inside says "side b is a celebration of the AB-repeat cd loop function, helping make each of us a composer and recycling the digital sound back into vinyl." Enjoy.

-posted by indy

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More 7" Rips

The Halo Benders - Canned Oxygen (Atlas)

This is a Halo Benders 7" featuring a b-side and a remix of Don't Touch My Bikini. It also sounds like the version of Canned Oxygen is different. Could just be me or the old 7" fading.

01 Canned Oxygen
02 Its Not Me
03 Bikini Version


Wolf Colonel S/T (K Records)

Wolf Colonel aka Jason Anderson's first official release, International Pop Underground volume XC, features a whopping 8 songs all about a minute each which are precursors to his Vikings Of Mint release. If you haven't heard Jason's more recent releases checkout for plenty of free albums and pick up The Hopeful and Unafraid on K. It's amazing.

01. What it is
02. Didn't know what was in store
03. The penguin Entropy Retractor
04. Motorcycle Cop
05. Be with you tonight
06. Down where the other play
07. Don't Freeze this mayonaisse
08. True


The Apple - Universal Melody 7" (Belter)

I obsess over other things than just music. Here my bad movies and music love collide. The Apple is a 1980's futuristic disco musical and its one of my all time favorite films. I have a large memorabilia collection--the majority of it rare because of the film's obscurity. This is a 7" from the film put out in Portugal. I have copies of the soundtrack which only had a vinyl release, but those rips are easy to find online. Instead, enjoy this 7inch.

01. Universal Melody
02 Cry For Me


Micro Mini - Overseas (Sonic Boom Recordings)

My favorite pop darlyings from Seattle. Here is their only vinyl release. One side was picture disc the other contained two songs.


Stay tuned for another entry of 50 Cent Finds post tomorrow.

-posted by Indy