Monday, August 31, 2009

At the Drive In Live At the Showbox Seattle WA November 14th 2000

At the Drive In Live At the Showbox Seattle WA November 14th 2000

Sound quality 'A'.

One would think that there would be a lot of At the Drive In shows on the net, one would be wrong if that's what one thought. If you have any you want to share let me know.

I do have one more on vinyl that I'll get around to ripping one day, its live in Japan I think.

So I'm posting this one, which isn't my rip (95% percent of the postings are my rips), think the person who ript it included their name in the id3tag.

Great sounding show

Mp3 source: mp3

Cover from Vaya ep re done by me.

01 Intro
02 Arc Arsenal
03 Embroglio
04 Pattern Against User
05 Lopsided
06 Rascuache
07 One Armed Scissor
08 Invalid Litter Department
09 Sleepwalk Capsules
10 Napoleon Solo

Sunday, August 23, 2009

At the Drive In Alfaro Vive Carajo 7in

At the Drive In Alfaro Vive Carajo 7in

Sound quality is 'A'.

At the Drive In's 2nd release was the EP Alfaro Vive Carajo. I've heard there are 2 different version of the cover, same art but different presentation. From what I can gather there is the image you see here and one that has the two masks shown individually and not stacked.

I personally don't know, I have this one and until I read the wiki excerpt below I didn't even know this was issued on cd.

Alfaro Vive, Carajo! was also self issued by AtDI like Hell Paso.

Wiki fun fact quote (actually the fact found in isn't very fun at all);

"Alfaro Vive, Carajo! is the second EP by At the Drive-In, released in 1995.

"Plastic Memories" is omitted from the vinyl release of the EP, and was later re-recorded and released on the El Gran Orgo EP as "Picket Fence Cartel". The back-up vocals on "Ludvico Drive-In" were done by Laura Beard and Sarah Reiser, who were friends with Bixler-Zavala and were also fellow band members in the short lived group The Fall on Deaf Ears. The two girls died in a car wreck two years later."

Mp3 audio source: 7in

Covers (single image-itunes/winamp) created by AtDI

01 Bradley Smith
02 Instigate the Role
03 Ludvico Drive In
04 Circuit Scene

Friday, August 21, 2009

At the Drive In Hell Paso 7in

At the Drive In Hell Paso 7in

Sound quality is 'A'.

I loved At the Drive In, granted their early work isn't as evolved as the later In Casino Out and Relationship lps but none the less fun to listen to.

I'm the proud owner of all of AtDIs out put, I'm pretty sure, and their evolution was very enjoyable, I wouldn't recommend Acrobat over Relationship to anyone, I'd simply recommend the full discography, adding not to miss the ep Vaya either.

I'll post a few rare and OOP AtDI things, nothing that is still in print, a little live and a little odds and sods in the near future.

Fun Facts quote taken from Wiki:

"In November of 1994, using Ward's college savings, the band released their first seven-inch single, 'Hell Paso', on their own Western Breed Records." [1] The title is play on words of the band's hometown, El Paso.

The track title "Grand Mox Turkin" is a reference to the Star Wars character Grand Moff Tarkin."

Mp3 audio source: 7in

Covers (single image-itunes/winamp) created by AtDI.

01 Grand Mox Turkin
02 Red Planet
03 Emptiness Is A Mule

Sunday, August 9, 2009

the Sea, Like Lead Discography

the Sea, Like Lead Discography

Sound quality is 'A'.

the Sea, Like Lead, in the same league as Mogwai, the Timeout Drawer and their contemporaries rates in my book as brilliant.

They are, unfortunately, no more. Called it a day in 2006 for reasons unknown. Here is their discography, a short one but none the less amazing.

I generally don't post recent studio stuff without permission from the band and seeing as how I don't post at great rate here I've not even gotten anywhere close to the out of print studio stuff I want to post which will take time coz it's mostly vinyl and a few cassettes, so.

blagh blagh blagh. there better a'?

Posting their output for 2 reasons;

1) All their stuff is sadly very out of print.
2) Due to #1 and this band being so damn awesome they deserve some love, even if its a bit late.

Don't be fooled, only 9 songs correct but almost an hour of sound.

Mp3 audio source: mp3

01 So Say We All (By Magic We Will Win & Only Thus CDS 2005)
02 Most Basic Hagiography (By Magic We Will Win & Only Thus CDS 2005)
03 A New Mythology (Self Titled CDEP 2005)
04 Interlude I (Self Titled CDEP 2005)
05 Last Vestiges Of Rust (Self Titled CDEP 2005)
06 Interlude II(Self Titled CDEP 2005)
07 the Search (I, II, III) (Self Titled CDEP 2005)
08 Anticline (Split CDEP w/Belegost 2006)
09 Twilight Of the Gods (Split CDEP w/Belegost 2006)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Die Kreuzen Internal (Issued As A Promo Only)

Die Kreuzen Internal (Issued As A Promo Only)

Sound quality is 'A'.

This is ript from my cd, Internal was issued as a promo only, it never saw a retail release.

It offers nothing unissued but does include an interview done in 1991, split up over the length of the cd. It would seem from the interview that then band was ready to take the world by storm, but sometime within the year they started to work on different projects and never reunited to record or tour again.

The cd offers, musically, a glimpse of the band that influenced what became known as the 'grunge' scene. If Die Kreuzen had never issued anything after 1984 it's debatable if the grunge sound would have been what it was, it's generally not debated by most but is taken as a fact.

No Die Kreuzen and Seattle's sound would have had a different tone. Bands like Soundgarden are even noted as citing Die Kreuzen as a major influence.

As in most cases, if you originate a sound or style or riff, its unlikely you'll be known for it but the ones you influenced will make the riches.

Over all a nice comp but really lacking on Die Kreuzens punk power/roots. The only track from the 1984 Self Titled is the slower, more in line with the rest of the cd, All White. See the posts below for the hardcore punk die kreuzen. It's also a shame they didn't include 'Pink Flag' on here just as a bonus.

Mp3 audio source: cd

I don't have a scanner at home and am not to hip on taking my recordings outside the house, my scanner resides at work, so this is the only photo I could find of the cover on the interwebthingie. and a shitty one at that.

01 Deep Space (Cement 1991)
02 Big Bad Days (Cement 1991)
03 Downtime (Cement 1991)
04 Interview
05 Over & the Edge (Cement 1991)
06 Gone Away (Gone Away 1989)
07 Interview
08 Elizabeth (Century Days 1988)
09 No. 3 (Century Days 1988)
10 Interview
11 Man In the Trees (October File 1986)
12 Interview
13 Cool Breeze (October File 1986)
14 All White (Self Titled 1984)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Die Kreuzen 1984 Self Titled Sampler

Die Kreuzen 1984 Self Titled Sampler

Well I've ranted about how great the 1st die kreuzen lp was that I thought I'd offer up a small sampler of the lp itself.

These tracks are taken from the cd and offer some insight into what the full lp sounds like.

Mp3 source - cd

01 Think For Me
02 Mannequin
03 Live Wire
04 Pain / Sick People
05 This Hope
06 Get'em
07 All White

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Die Kreuzen Cows & Beer / Steers & Cheese

Die Kreuzen Cows & Beer / Steers & Cheese

Sound quality is 'A'.

The Cows & Beer 7in was Die Kreuzens 1st official ep (7in), previous to it's release they had only issued a few tracks on compilations. Right and mine was stolen, the 7in that is ... shitty thing to do to a person, stealing their records and the like.

Compilations included here-in;

1981 Charred Remains
1982 Master Tape
1983 Americas Dairyland

Not included;
1984 Code Blue, I'm not sure if this was put out before or after the full length.
If you've a copy of this please share it, been waiting since like 1985 or 86 to hear this tape.

Cows & Beer / Steers & Cheese is something I've compiled. Steers & Cheese referring to the addition of the compilation tracks and Steers = Cows and Cheese = more crap Wisconsin is known for, kinda like a mirror, clever huh? Wow drop acid.

I think this covers all the pre full length self titled sonic bomb from 1984. If i'm missing something then its news to me and you'd be a right bloke if you told me and left a link to dl whats not included here-in.

Don't make me go all MES on you people ...

I'll post 2 more Die Kreuzen things in the coming days. You've prob got them already, but then they're not for you are they, but the people who've not gotten them yet.

Mp3 audio source: various, mp3 / cassette

01 Hate Me (Cows & Beer 7in 1982)
02 Pain (Cows & Beer 7in 1982)
03 Enemies (Cows & Beer 7in 1982)
04 In School (Cows & Beer 7in 1982)
05 Think For Me (Cows & Beer 7in 1982)
06 Dont Say Please (Cows & Beer 7in 1982)
07 On the Street (Master Tape Comp 1982)
08 All White (Master Tape Comp 1982)
09 Fighting (Master Tape Comp 1982)
10 Pain (Charred Remains Comp 1981)
11 Hate Me (Charred Remains Comp 1981)
12 Think For Me (Americas Dairyland Comp 1983)
13 Enemies (Americas Dairyland Comp 1983)
14 Rumors (Americas Dairyland Comp 1983)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Die Kreuzen Live Madison Wi 1983

Die Kreuzen Live Madison WI 1983

Sound quality is 'A'.

Mp3 audio source: cassette

Covers (single image-itunes/winamp) created by me, thanx original photographer.

01 Interview
02 Hear & Feel
03 No Name
04 Fuckups
05 On the Street
06 Uncontrolled Passion
07 Fighting
08 Its Been So Long
09 Hate Me
10 Pain
11 Rumors
12 Im Tired
13 Imagine A Light
14 Conditioned
15 Sick People
16 Dont Say Please
17 All White
18 This Hope
19 Open Lines
20 Live Wire
21 Think For Me
22 Enemies
23 In School