Friday, 26 March 2010

Swans - Liverpool Mardi Gras - 25 Oct 1987

Rare bootleg of a great band at their peak.

I was a wee bit too young to be going to see the likes of the Swans in 1987, but managed it a couple of years later. Completely insane, although I was really really drunk - I remember being still steaming at school the next day after getting in at about 4am from Edinburgh on a Sunday night. Ah, them were the days.

I got this from DimeaDozen in FLAC format, and they dont like you mp3ing the stuff but let's be honest - a cassette from 1987 aint gonna lose too much by being converted at 320kbps so there you go.

Actually saw Michael Gira a couple of years ago supporting the Boredoms and to be honest it was a bit of a yawn-fest - not exactly up there with this madness, but it was about 20 years later so I suppose I can let the cunt off with it.

This bootleg? Fucking AMAZING - captures them at their most ferocious, according to the blurb that came with the download "audiences were collapsing and vomiting due to the extreme volume". Sounds good to me. There's a great bit right at the end when some guy staggers on stage and complains about the noise!

Aye, perfect listening before the Friday night of the year so far - Archie Bronson Outfit at King Tuts then Weatherall/Smagghe at the Sub Club. Chin chin, m'dears...

Swans - Liverpool Mardi Gras - 25 Oct 1987
1 - You're Not Real, Girl - Our Love Lies
2 - Sex God Sex
3 - Like A Drug (Sha La La La)
4 - Blackmail
5 - Blind Love (pause included when cassette changed over)
6 - Beautiful Child

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Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Barry Choonz - Pure Anthems

Superb mix of old classics from the finest club ever to grace the planet.

This came to me via the Ripped In Glasgow Facebook Group, which I started up a while back in the vain hope that some of you folk would start putting up stuff of your own. Well whaddya know - it's fuckin taking off! Go check it oot.

Barry has indeed mixed together some Pure anthems - I shook my thang to every one of these back in the day...

Regular viewers may remember that once upon a time I said that my 'desert island DJ' would be JD Twitch and this mix is inspired by the music he played (alongside partner-in-crime Brainstorm) at Pure in Edinburgh. Check out his more-together-than-the-rest-of-us ramblings about the MADNESS about halfway down this page. After this he went on to start up Optimo back in his Glasgow hometown, with fellow spinner JG Wilkes. A week or so ago it was announced that the mighty 'Mo was to finish after 12 and a bit years. A shame? Maybe, but it's been a helluva ride, and that's pretty good going for ANY club. If you read the post on the forum it's pretty obvious that they'll be back in some form or another so all is not lost. I won't make to the final night (25th April), but will be there on the 11th for my own personal 'cheerio', after the Detachments gig at King Tuts. They've done a Fabric CD as well, due for release on 10 May, looking good judging by the tracklisting here.

So, cheers for the mix Barry, and there's plenty more where this came from over on the Facebook group...

Barry Choonz - Pure Anthems
1 - E-Dancer - Pump the move

2 - Cybersonik - Technarchy

3 - D.H.S. - House of God

4 - Second Phase - Mentasm

5 - Underground Resistance - Assault

6 - F.U.S.E. - Substance Abuse

7 - Teste - The Wipe

8 - Plastikman - Spastik

9 - Secret Cinema - Timeless Altitude

10 - Capricorn - 20Hz

11 - Green Velvet - Flash

12 - Richie Hawtin - Call It What You Want!

13 - pH1 - Mr Stumble

14 - Secret Cinema - Straight Forward

(Excerpt from: Johnny Dangerous - Problem No. 13) 

15 - Eddie Flashin’ Fowlkes - 420–low

16 - Jimi Tenor - Take Me Baby

17 - (ONE MORE TUNE!) Motorhead - Ace of Spades

Check out some old Pure photos and other pish here

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Andrew Hung / Fuck Buttons - Vessel Guest Mix

Came across this just there and figured it might go down well on here.

This was originally posted on the Vessel Music site, and features a few Ripped In Glasgow favourites in the mix (click the labels below for more of the same).

The Fuck Buttons are heading out on tour soon, and I've got tickets for their Glasgow show at the Arches on 24 April supported by my new favourite band, Factory Floor. The rest of their dates are here, and I'd recommend you check them out as they were pretty fucking amazing when I was them last year.

Aye, listening to this just now and it's certainly clearing out the remnants of the Friday night cobwebs...

Andrew Hung / Fuck Buttons - Vessel Guest Mix <-- direct link
1 - Growing – Innit
2 - Basic Channel – Enforcement
3 - Koenig Cylinders – Carousel
4 - D’Arcangelo – Diagram VII (80’s Mix)
5 - Fourtet – Love Cry
6 - V.V.V. – Red Light Down
7 - DJ Koze – All the Time
8 - Lemon Interrupt – Eclipse
9 - Supermayer – Two of Us
10 - Wishmountain – Radio
11 - Richie Hawtin – Minus Orange
12 - The Knife – Silent Shout

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Andrew Weatherall - Disco Umpty Number Six

A brand new piece of dubbed-out disco magic from Mr W, hot off the press from the 6 Mix below.

I thought this was so good that it deserved it's own post, and I know that you will all buy it anyway when it comes out (eventually), won't you?

There's a great noise on it that sounds like when it's game over on Pac Man - you'll know what I mean when you hear it. Add in a great orchestral-synth-cum-strung-out-guitar breakdown, a wee bit more of the Pac Man noise then it's back to business. File this one in the same drawer as 'Brother Johnson' and 'Uptown'. Aye, it's that good. One for the next Boardroom release?

Anyone in the Glasgow area MUST get themselves down to the Sub Club on 26th March (ie just over a couple of weeks), for a double-header of Andrew Weatherall and Ivan Smagghe as part of the Smirnoff-sponsored 'So Slam Club' malarkey that's going on this month.

Hats off, sir. Another great year beckons...

Andrew Weatherall - Disco Umpty Number Six

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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Andrew Weatherall & Fuck Buttons - 6 Mix - 6 March 2010

Predictable? Me? Aye so fuck - here you go. No tracklisting up yet, I'll get one in as soon as it appears. *EDIT* - that us now. Haven't listened to it all yet as I was otherwise engaged last night but am amending that as we speak. Haf an hour into it and it's sounding up to scratch so far.

If you haven't signed the petition to Save 6 Music yet then you know what to do. Linky at the bottom.

Aye, it's been a while...

Andrew Weatherall & Fuck Buttons - 6 Mix - 6 March 2010
1 - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou — Mede Ma Gnin Messe
2 - Mulatu Astatq√© — Aseo Belema
3 - Ashra — Deep Distance
4 - SuperMayer — Two Of Us
5 - Moebius-Plank-Neumeier — All Repro
6 - Oneohtrix Point Never — Russian Mind
7 - Jeff Mills — The Dancer
8 - Tara Cross — Tempus Fugit
9 - James Ferraro — Untitled
10 - Cocteau Twins — Blue Bell Knowl
11 - Kurt Vile — The Freak Train
12 - Bo Diddley — Bo Diddley
13 - Polygon Window — Quino Phec
14 - Faron Young — Live Fast Love Hard Die Young
15 - Infinite Body — Dive
16 - Bananarama — Cruel Summer
17 - Grant Hart — You’re The Reflection of the Moon On The Water
18 - Excepter — The Rock Stepper
19 - Underground Resistance — Transition
20 - Andrew Weatherall — Disco Umpty Number Six (6 Mix exclusive)
21 - Fuck Buttons — Olympians

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Friday, 5 March 2010

Various - Kalevala Records

A personal holy grail that I had bits and bobs of, floating around on poor quality mp3s. Just ripped them all there and thought you lot might as well get a sniff of 'em...

An extravagant payday-timed eBay purchase from last week which I'd given up all hope of ever seeing. What is it? For the uninitiated, check this out. There's a great fake website here as well.

Rather than my own pish chat, here's text I've pinched from this Probe Records page to accompany each 7".

001 - Draculas Daughter - Candy

Like a bit of 60's New York landed in Helsinki in 1997. The four young ladies who make up this group consider themselves artists rather than musicians, much like the early Velvet Underground. The song itself is a piece of prime quasi-Velvets dedicated to the famed Factory transsexual Candy Darling and features guest vocals from the Nico of the north-lands Kristina Bruuk. As the debut release on a fledgling label Kalevala couldn't have done better. Jesus And Mary Chain, eat your hearts out.

This is actually the third release for the girls, previously they've made two (very limited) singles on their own private label. Don't bother trying to find them because, unless you live in Helsinki, you've got more chance of finding a Beatles acetate.

Draculas Daughter - Candy
A - Candy
B - Candy (Version)

002 - The Fuckers - Sexy Roy Orbison

The world's only Lapp punk band don't care one whit for the pop-punk emo-core posturings of their Californian contemporaries (Green Day / Offspring / NoFX etc), in fact this record gives the impression they'd happily kill them and eat them (it'd make a change from reindeer meat at least). They don't care about anything. A ferocious amphetamine blast of pure realpunk hatred from a group that's existed in almost total isolation for over ten years, and whilst their old-skool cousins (Extreme Noise Terror / Napalm Death etc) may have sold out to the metal dollar The Fuckers have remained true to their hardcore roots. For that reason they are, without doubt, the hardest, fiercest and most aggressive punk band on planet Earth. Hear this and despair, pop-kid.

With luck (or perhaps that's bad luck) the Fuckers hope to land on these shores next year to play at a series of Cider Festivals (the psycho scrumpy being the only thing in the world they will admit a liking for).

Anyone old enough to remember the Norse invasions of the dark ages will want to emigrate now.

The Fuckers - Sexy Roy Orbison
A - Sexy Roy Orbison
B - Sexy Roy Orbison (Version)

003 - Gimpo - Gimpo

An absolute must for fans of the KLF / JAMMs this being their legendary roadie, driver and, more notoriously, film-maker (it was Gimpo that filmed the famed Million Quid incineration). Now he's turned his talents to music and, in collaboration with Finnish techno-psychos High End World Receiver, has produced a debut single of gargantuan proportions. A crushing slab of Industrial riffage and Godzilla size Atom Bomb beats make this a true dance-floor krasha, but the tirade of four-letter words on top and the rousing chorus of "You Fucking Twat" make this one Kalevala release you will not be hearing on the wireless.

Anyone thinking the Prodigy own the copyright on Extreme Dance-Metal Carnage better think again...Gimpo is here to eat you alive. And thank Gruad for that!

Gimpo - Gimpo
A - Gimpo
B - Gimpo (Version)

004 - The Daytonas - Faster, Gimpo, Faster, Kill! Kill! Kill!

Super speedy surf-core from this band of seven brothers who've been constantly gigging since the original surf-beat craze hit Finland in the early 60's. The Daytonas have remained true to the original fun, fast, frantic sound sound of this music - so anyone expecting the clever, know-it-all, tongue in cheek irony of Man Or Astroman and their hodad ilk will be sorely disappointed. If, however, you're still diggin' the sound of old California back when the days were short and the nights were long you're in for a treat, Surfin Bird!

The title? Yep it's that Gimpo again. He's certainly made a name for himself over in Finland.

Oh yeah, don't confuse these with the Swedish surf outfit of the same name.

The Daytonas - Faster, Gimpo, Faster, Kill! Kill! Kill!
A - Faster, Gimpo, Faster, Kill! Kill! Kill!
B - Faster, Gimpo, Faster, Kill! Kill! Kill! (Version)

005 - The Blizzard King - American Trilogy EP

Incredible 3-track Extended Play 7" from the Jesus of Cool himself. Opening with a stunning version of "Break On Through", featuring a storming Hammond work-out of hyper-Manzarekian proportions, followed by a startling rendition of "Strangers in the night" (This being the recording from a parallel universe in which Old Blue Eyes didn't refuse to be in the same building as the Doors, but invited them into his studio for a full-on Drink, Drugs and Jam session.) As if this isn't enough already, this classic 7" is rounded off by one of the Fat Elvis's all time greats "In the Ghetto".

The Blizzard King - American Trilogy EP
A - Break On Through
B1 - Strangers In The Night
B2 - In The Ghetto

006 - Aurora Borealis - Aurora Borealis

Two superb ambient sound-paintings, from this reclusive collective of shamanic Artists, Poets and Musicians. Deep within the Arctic Circle, far from the cities and industrial decay of the modern world, they have produced these sonic sculptures, influenced solely by the protean wastes of their Lapp homeland. This is sombre, soulful and dreamy stuff - right from the heart of the Lapp zeitgeist. But don't think that it's in any way colourless, joyless or impenetrable, far from it - Those of you who have cooled your souls at the eternal 3 a.m. of melancholy, will find much in this music which speaks directly to your secret mind.

It would be unfair to burden these isolated art-makers with crass comparisons with the work of others. However, for those of you who won't buy anything unless you think you know what you're getting, this record would sit happily next to the finest work of The Orb, or (of course) the KLF's "Chill Out".

Aurora Borealis - Aurora Borealis
A - Aurora Borealis (Part 1)
B - Aurora Borealis (Part 3)

Download Link *updated for 2016* WAV and mp3

Buy it here? Nae chance...