Monday, July 27, 2009

DMZ - 1992 - When I Get Off (The Classic Originals!)

Before Jeff "Monoman" Connolly formed Boston's seminal garage rock terrorists the Lyres, he was in a late-'70s prototype known as DMZ. With the exception of a few musicians, DMZ and the Lyres were essentially same-sounding bands; DMZ just played with a little more speed and punk verve. Oddly enough, during the late-'70s signing frenzy of any band even remotely associated with the punk scenes in Boston and New York City, DMZ got a shot with Sire Records. The label, exhibiting near-total artistic myopia, teamed the band up with goofball has-beens Flo and Eddie as producers. While the resulting record was panned, it's far from a disaster, due mainly to DMZ's ferocity and trashy ebullience. Fans of mid-'60s rock such as the Seeds, ? and the Mysterians, and the Kinks, and who have an unending jones for speedy trash-rock and whiny Farfisa organs, will love DMZ.

DMZ - 1978 - Selftitled album debut posted here


Busy Man / Can't Stand the Pain (The Pretty Things cover) / You're Gonna Miss Me (13th Floor Elevators cover) / When I Get Off / Do Not Enter / Guilty Child / Shirt Loop / Lift up Your Hood / Barracuda (The Standells cover) / Comin' After Me (The Flamin' Groovies cover) / Bloody Englishmen / First Time / Oedipus Show / Rosalyn (The Pretty Things cover) / Might He I.D. / From Home / Are You Gonna Be There (The Chocolate Watchband cover) / Pretty Girl

DMZ - When I Get Off
Password: PVAcblog

Bitrate: 320

Contents recovery record for repairing corrupted files with Repair Archive function of WinRAR (Alt+R).

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers: Rumble (1988) + Guitar Trouble (1990)

Throughout the half-century or so of rock music history, styles have shifted and trends have waxed and waned, but good old raunchy, ragged rock and roll has never once gone out of style. Oh, there have been periods when such music was rather hard to find: portions of the '60s when hippie psychedelia ruled, the late-'70s disco explosion, and, I'm sorry to say, a good bit of the '80s. Thankfully, that's where the criminally overlooked bar band Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers comes in.
The band's delightful, greasy blues-rock masterpiece "I'm Not Your Man" was a big hit on rock radio in 1988, but somehow its fate wasn't nearly as favorable on the pop charts. Maybe that's because the tune is plenty odd, complete with a Tom Waits-ish spoken-word intro and some wonderfully loopy lyrics throughout. In addition, the group's bar-band roots lack the smooth edges most pop radio programmers have always demanded. But that's what makes this song such a timeless relic, as it didn't fit in the '80s but its singularity makes it hard to decide in which era it would exactly fit. Conwell's gravelly voice takes a chameleonic path to musical transcendence, spitting out witty and playful lyrics at a time when music could have used the breath of fresh air it supplied. Oh well, at least it's never too late to revisit or discover a lost classic. (By Steve Peake)

Walkin' On The Water, the first job of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers is exclusively available at Tommy Conwell store. Original 1986 album digitally remastered and released for the first time on CD.

Rumble tracks:

I'm Not Your Man / Half a Heart / If We Never Meet Again / Love's on Fire / Workout / I Wanna Make You Happy / Everything They Say Is True / Gonna Breakdown / Tell Me What You Want Me to Be / Walkin' on the Water

Guitar Trouble tracks:

Guitar Trouble / She's Got It All / Let Me Love You Too / I'm Seventeen / Nice 'N Naughty / Didn't Want to Sing the Blues / Rock with You / Do Right / Hard as a Rock / Good Love Bad / What Once Was / I'm Seventeen, Pt. 2

Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers - Rumble
Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers - Guitar Trouble

Password: PVAcblog

Bitrate: 320

Contents recovery record for repairing corrupted files with Repair Archive function of WinRAR (Alt+R).

Friday, July 24, 2009

Nervous Eaters - 2002 - Eat This!

Hello again. I'm back. I've needed a few days to put all in order.
These guys are somewhat of a Boston legend. Probably best known for their killer 1970s singles "Just Head," which made reappearance on one of the earliest volumes of the Killed By Death series, and "Loretta." They made one ill-conceived and way overproduced album for Elektra in 1980, and then returned for a fantastically raw mini-LP for Ace Of Hearts called Hot Steel And Acid in the 80s. Since that time, those early singles have been covered by the Lazy Cowgirls, New Bomb Turks, Teengenerate, the Vikings and the RC5. Though they never set out to be a punk band, their sheer rawness had many peg them as so, although leader Steve Cataldo has always said it was the proto-punk of the Stooges And MC5, as well as a lot of early blues music (Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Paul Butterfield were faves), and early rock and roll (Elvis, Little Richard, etc), among others, that was fueling them. For this new release, recorded over the last couple of years by Cataldo and various cronies including Eaters alumni Rich Bartlett (once in the Fools) and Allen 'Alpo' Paulino, (also in the Real Kids), Billy Loosigan and Jeff Erna of the Dropkick Murphies. This is a pretty solid collection of no-frills rock and roll on the raw side for sure. There's elements of powerpop, garage rock and punk throughout it all, and some killer guitar action. (Reviewed by Alan Wright)


Scream (When I Dream) / No More Idols / Don'T You Cry / Call Kevin / Look Wot U Dun / On Off On / Today And Tomorrow / 5-2-8 / Over My Head / New Face / Poe Boy Bluez / Melanie

Nervous eaters - Eat This!
Password: PVAcblog

Bitrate: 320

You can find the other 'Eaters' albums here.

Contents recovery record for repairing corrupted files with Repair Archive function of WinRAR (Alt+R).

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Closed For Holidays

Hi bloggers.

I'm on Holidays with my family.

Let's go to the beach !

See you next July 15 and the comments will be published.