Friday, January 24, 2014

The Jeff Healey Band : See The Light 1988

See the Light is the debut album by The Jeff Healey Band. It was released on September 13, 1988. It was #50 of the top 100 albums in Canada in 1989. In 1990 it was nominated for an "Album of the Year" Juno Award.

What made Jeff Healey different from other blues-rockers was also what kept some listeners from accepting him as anything other than a novelty -- the fact that the blind guitarist played his Fender Stratocaster on his lap, not standing up. With the guitar in his lap, Healey could make unique bends and hammer-ons, making his licks different and more elastic than most of the competition. Unfortunately, his material leaned toward standard AOR blues-rock, which rarely let him cut loose, but when he did, his instrumental prowess could be shocking.

Healey lost his sight at the age of one, after developing eye cancer. He began playing guitar when he was three years old and began performing with his band Blues Direction at the age of 17. Healey formed the Jeff Healey Band in 1985, featuring bassist Joe Rockman and drummer Tom Stephen.

In 2008, a month before the release of his last studio-recorded blues album, Mess of Blues, Healey died from cancer.


1. Confidence Man      John Hiatt     3:12
2. My Little Girl       Jeff Healey     3:10
3. River of No Return       Keith Reid, Jon Tiven, Sally Tiven     3:31
4. Don't Let Your Chance Go By       Healey     3:20
5. Angel Eyes       Hiatt, Fred Koller     5:19
6. Nice Problem to Have       Robbie Blunt, Jeff Healey Band     4:50
7. Someday, Someway       Martin Briley, Danny Tate     3:28
8. I Need to Be Loved       Healey     3:43
9. Blue Jean Blues       Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill     5:39
10.That's What They Say       Healey     4:27
11.Hide Away       Freddie King, Sonny Thompson     4:26
12.See the Light       Healey     4:26

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nazareth : The Singles Collection - The Collector Series

Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band, founded in 1968,
They took their name from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, which is cited in the first line of The Band's classic song "The Weight"
The band moved to London, England in 1970, and released their eponymous debut album in 1971
Nazareth supported Deep Purple on tour, and issued the Roger Glover-produced Razamanaz, in early 1973

The Scottish hard rock quartet Nazareth had a handful of hard rock hits in the late '70s, including the proto-power ballad "Love Hurts."

Both Nazareth and 1972's Exercises received favorable attention by British hard rockers, but it was 1973's Razamanaz that moved them into the U.K. Top Ten (both "Broken Down Angel" and "Bad Bad Boy" were hit singles). Loud 'n' Proud and Rampant (both 1974) followed the same formula, yet were slightly less successful.

By this time, their commercial appeal had dwindled across both the U.K. and the U.S. By the mid-'80s, Nazareth was left without a record contract, so the band was put on hiatus for a few years.

Nazareth announced McCafferty's retirement from the band due to ill health on 28 August 2013, leaving Pete Agnew as the sole remaining founding member of the band.


Vinyl  ONE

        01.Broken Down Angel     3:42    
    02.Bad Bad Boy     3:57    
    03.This Flight Tonight     3:23    
    04.Shanghai'd In Shanghai     3:44    
    05.Love Hurts     3:53    
    06.Hair Of The Dog     3:19    
    07.My White Bicycle     3:28    
    08.Holy Roller     3:25    
    09.Carry Out Feelings     3:19    
    10.You're The Violin     4:42    
    11.Somebody To Roll     3:54

Vinyl TWO

    01.I Don't Want To Go On Without You     3:46    
    02.Gone Dead Train     3:44    
    03.A Place In Your Heart     3:02    
    04.May The Sunshine     4:56    
    05.Star     4:56    
    06.Dressed To Kill     3:33    
    07.Morning Dew     3:59    
    08.Games     4:36    
    09.Love Will Lead To Madness     4:04

Γιά τον Κωστάκη - Αλίκη και γιά όλους τους ΠαλιοΡοκάδες του κερατά !!!

Vinyl Rip
Format : Double LP

Vinyl One : FLAC Size : 247 Mb
Vinyl Two : Flac Sixe : 229 Mb

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I - Roy and Dillinger : At King Tubby's Studio 2006


For several years from 1975, I-Roy engaged in an on-record slanging match with fellow DJ Prince Jazzbo, the two trading insults on successive singles, although in reality they were good friends. In 1976, I-Roy signed to Virgin Records with whom he would go on to release five albums. On occasion he would utilise The Revolutionaries as his backing band.

One of I-Roy's earliest hits was in 1972 with "Sidewalk Killer," a take on Tommy McCook's original "Sidewalk Doctor." This 45 was produced by Ruddy Redwood.

Reggae's move to the dancehall era in the 1980s saw I-Roy's popularity decline. This decline in popularity and recurring health problems led to periods of homelessness during the later period of his life.

He died in 1999 of heart failure, at the age of fifty-five.


As a young man growing up in Kingston, Dillinger would hang around Dennis Alcapone's El Paso sound system. This exposure would eventually lead to work in 1971, as a deejay on the Prince Jackie and El Paso sound systems,
initially influenced by Big Youth, U Roy, and Dennis Alcapone,[1] and performing as "Dennis Alcapone Jr.". The first record producer he worked with was Lee "Scratch" Perry, who decided that Bullock should change his name to Dillinger, after gangster John Dillinger.

Dillinger was known for his quick wit, humorous lyrics and vulgar content
"Cocaine In My Brain" was featured on the K-Jah reggae radio station K-Jah West in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

In 1978, along with Leroy Smart and Delroy Wilson, Dillinger was referenced by lyricist Joe Strummer in The Clash's track, "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais."


Tracks :

01. Love Is My Game
02. Forward Down Ya
03. Lick Up Your Chales
04. Set Up Yourself
05. Dreadful and Terrible
06. Too Much Sorrow
07. Samson Was the Stranger
08. Set the Captive Free
09. Be Still and Know Jah
10. Black Is My Colour
11. It a Go Dread
12. O Joh Jah   

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Τελε - Βυζιόν

Ανοιξα την Τελε-βυζιόν να δω δύο τσοντούλες
κι είδα τον Σαμμαρά , τον Αδδωνη
τις Μνημονιακές μας Τσούλες .

Είδα την Τρέμμη , είδα τη Ζαχχαρέα
πως να μου πλένουν το μυαλό
γιά να περνάω ωραία .

Εκλεισα την Τελε - Βυζιόν
πιό χαμηλά μην πέσω
πόσο πολύ θα γούσταρα
μεσ' τη Βουλή να ...!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014



Του Σαμαρά , του Χοντρού Παχύδερμου
και των πεοθυλαστών του μνημονίου .
Των περικοπων στις συντάξεις και των μισθών της πείνας .
Της πολιτικής ξεφτίλας και των σκανδάλων .

Την Αγαπάω όμως .


Την Αγαπάω όμως .


Του ξύλινου πολιτικού λόγου , των προεκλογικών ψεμάτων
και της λαθροψηφοφορίας .
Του Σημίτη , του Καραμανλή , του χρηματηστηρίου , του Βατοπεδίου
των σκανδάλων και του κουκουλώματος .


Την Αγαπάω όμως .

Του Αδωνη ( 25 Ευρώ γιά να βάλετε ένα προφυλακτικό στον πούτσο σας ,
γιά να κάνετε είσοδο σε απαγοευμένες πλέον περιοχές )
Ετσι θα καταπολεμήσει ο Αδωνης τους πολύτεκνους .


Την Αγαπάω όμως .

Ο απόλυτος κατακερματισμός της κοινωνικής αξιοπρέπειας
και η αποθέωση της βουλευτικής ασυλίας .
Οι μικροαπατεώνες Λιάπηδες που οι ίδιοι οι κυβερνώντες
τον θυσίασαν  στα κανάλια
 - ένα καμμένο χαρτί που θα το σταυρώσουμε γιατί καλά να πάθει .
Να ασχολούμαστε μαζί του γιά να ξεχάσουμε τους Τροϊκανούς τοκογλύφους .


Την Αγαπάω όμως .


Των καναλιών της προπαγάνδας του αίσχους
και των δημοσιογράφων της μίζας

Βαρέθηκα να την Αγαπάω πλέον την Ελλάδα έτσι όπως έχει καταντήσει .
Αει Σιχτίρ τώρα πιά !!!

Friday, January 03, 2014

Various : Indie Top 20 Vol.5 : Spirit Of Independents 1988

This is the story of the Alternative Rock Music in the 80's
First post for 2014.
20 tracks - 20 Aspirines for your hangover . 
( 20 Φαρμακάκια γιά να σας περάσει ο πονοκέφαλος από τα Αραβο-Ποπ Νεοσκυλλλάδικα που μας σερβίρισαν τα υπέροχα κανάλια μας , προάγοντας τον πολιτισμό και την τέχνη . Μη χέσογλου !!!)

Vinyl One

01. Robert Lloyd And The New Four Seasons : Something Nice

Along with Ivor Cutler, The Fall and Half Man Half Biscuit, Robert Lloyd is one of the most recorded artists by the BBC. Criminally, he remains the least known and popular (in commercial terms) than the aforementioned three.

He clocked in 15 sessions in as many years for John Peel: two with The Prefects, eight with The Nightingales (who continue to feature as Marc Riley's session guests on average once a year), and five for arguably his least acclaimed period as frontman of The New Four Seasons.

When the Nightingales fell apart in the mid-80s he concentrated on the label and songwriting, the results of which surfaced in further Peel sessions (he holds the record for the most sessions for Peel in his various forms) under the name Robert Lloyd And The New Four Seasons. This led to a single with the In-Tape label and in 1989 he signed to Virgin Records.
02. Wire : Silk Skin Paws

Inspired by the burgeoning UK punk scene, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason wrote, "Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general.

Wire are a definitive art punk and post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound, often obscure lyrical themes, and, to a lesser extent, their Situationist political stance. The group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous punk style (1977's Pink Flag) to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978's Chairs Missing and 1979's 154). The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout its career.
03. New Order : Dreams Never End

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980.
By combining new wave and electronic dance music, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s.[5] Though the band's early years were shadowed by the legacy and basic sound of Joy Division, their experience of the early 1980s New York City club scene increased their knowledge of dance music and helped them incorporate elements of that style into their work.
04. King Blank : Blind Box

I don't know something about this artist

05.Quireboys : Mayfair

The Quireboys formed in London around 1984. The rock group started life as the Queerboys, changing the spelling after gaining some local popularity.

The Quireboys formed in London around 1984. The rock group started life as the Queerboys, changing the spelling after gaining some local popularity.

The foundation for the band came from two friends, singer Spike Gray and guitarist Guy Bailey. Since those early days there has been a number of deaths and then rebirths for the group. Some of the members that stepped in-and-out along the way include drummers Ian Wallace, Guy Hansen, Martin Henderson, Paul Hornby, and Rudy Richman; guitarists Darrel Bath, Ginger, Luke Bossendorfer, and Guy Griffin; bassists Nigel Mogg and Tim Bewlay; and keyboardists Chris Johnstone and Simon Rinaldo.
         The foundation for the band came from two friends, singer Spike Gray and guitarist Guy Bailey. Since those early days there has been a number of deaths and then rebirths for the group. Some of the members that stepped in-and-out along the way include drummers Ian Wallace, Guy Hansen, Martin Henderson, Paul Hornby, and Rudy Richman; guitarists Darrel Bath, Ginger, Luke Bossendorfer, and Guy Griffin; bassists Nigel Mogg and Tim Bewlay; and keyboardists Chris Johnstone and Simon Rinaldo.

    06. Danielle Dax : Cat-House

Danielle Dax (born 23 September 1958[1]) is an experimental musician and producer most active from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s.

A performer whose enigmatic and experimental work reflected the strong influence of biblical mysticism and Middle Eastern musical textures, Danielle Dax was born in Southend, England. She made her musical debut in 1979 as the keyboardist in the seven-piece Amy Turtle & the Crossroads; the group disbanded after only one performance, but it brought Dax -- who took to the stage clad in nothing more than a knit cap and lab coat -- to the attention of Karl Blake, who asked her to design the cover for an EP by his Surrey University-based band the Lemon Kittens. Within a week, Dax was a full member of the group; neither she nor Blake actually played music, but they managed to release two highly experimental LPs, 1980's We Buy a Hammer for Daddy and 1982's The Big Dentist, while also establishing a reputation for their notorious live sets, in which they frequently performed sans clothes.
07. Joy Division : She's Lost Control

Formed in the wake of the punk explosion in England, Joy Division became the first band in the post-punk movement by later emphasizing not anger and energy but mood and expression, pointing ahead to the rise of melancholy alternative music in the '80s.

Though the group's raw initial sides fit the bill for any punk band, Joy Division later incorporated synthesizers (taboo in the low-tech world of '70s punk) and more haunting melodies, emphasized by the isolated, tortured lyrics of its lead vocalist, Ian Curtis. While the British punk movement shocked the world during the late '70s, Joy Division's quiet storm of musical restraint and emotive power proved to be just as important to independent music in the 1980s.
08. Loop : Collision

Singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar soloist Keller Williams uses sampling in a whole new way to form a one-man jam band on Loop. Williams, who is often compared to guitarists Victor Wooten, Michael Hedges, and Leo Kottke (who he admits are among his musical influences), wrote all of the songs and played ten-string acoustic guitar on the album. He also did samples and loops using an effects device known as the Jam Man that allowed him to loop sounds and layer them into a rich, thick wall of basslines, vocals, rhythms, and melodies.
09. Christian Death : Church Of No Return

The founding fathers of American goth rock, Christian Death took a relentlessly confrontational stand against organized religion and conventional morality.

Christian Death set themselves up to shock, both in their cover art and their lyrics, which wallowed in blasphemy, morbidity, drug use, and sexual perversity. Their self-consciously controversial tactics set them apart from the British goth scene, having more to do with L.A. punk and heavy metal, and thus the band dubbed its sound "death rock" instead; however, their sensibility was ultimately similar enough that the "goth" designation stuck in the end. Their music also relied on slow, doomy, effects-laden guitar riffs and ambient horror-soundtrack synths
10.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds : The Mercy Seat

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian alternative rock band that was formed in Melbourne in 1983 by frontman Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld.
The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn P. Casey, keyboardist Conway Savage, and percussionists Thomas Wydler (Switzerland) and Jim Sclavunos (United States). The band has released fifteen studio albums and completed numerous international tours.

Vinyl Two

01. Pop Will Eat Itself : Def Con One

Pop Will Eat Itself (also known as PWEI or The Poppies) are an English alternative rock band formed in Stourbridge in 1986 with members from Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country. Initially known as a Grebo act, their style changed to incorporate sample driven indie and industrial rock.
Their highest charting single was 1993's "Get The Girl! Kill The Baddies!". After initially disbanding in 1996, and having a brief reformation in 2005, they issued their first release in more than five years in 2010.
02. The Shamen : Jesus Loves Amerika

Combining swirling psychedelic rock with hardcore hip-hop rhythms, the Shamen were one of the first alternative bands to appeal to dance clubs as much as indie rockers.

Shamen were preceded by Alone Again Or, the Love-inspired name under which they recorded their first psychedelic electronic pop singles. After their name change, further singles picked up airplay from John Peel. Released in June 1987, Shamen's first album, Drop demonstrated their love of 1960s psychedelia, with influences such as Love, Syd Barrett and the 13th Floor Elevators.

Jesus loves Amerika  Lyrics

By radio wave, and satellite
And computer print-out page
There's a brand new breed of pharacee
For the electronic age
From the land so free, home of the brave
So white they're squeaky clean
So prosperous and odious
With malignant piety
Yeah these are the men who break the right in righteous
Such hypocrisy, stupidity is truly out of sight, yes

Jesus loves Amerika, but I don't love neither
Jesus loves Amerika, but I don't love neither

So infiltrate, indoctrinate
Inflict their lunacy
Intolerance and ignorance
Upon humanity
May the hand of God, please cut me down
Should I sing I'm true to thee
For couragenous lies and dollar signs
Are just fascist fallacies
They offer to you salvation by the nation
Keep that money coming forth
Make heaven your destination

Jesus loves Amerika, but I don't love neither
Jesus loves Amerika, but I don't love neither

03. The Wolfhounds : Son Of Nothing

Noise pop group the Wolfhounds was formed in Essex, England by singer Dave Callahan, guitarists Paul
Clark and Andy Golding, bassist Andy Bolton, and drummer Frank Stebbing. Evolving from the ashes of the local garage band the Changelings, the group debuted in the spring of 1986 with the EP Cut the Cake; despite the record's gritty, intense approach, it nevertheless landed the Wolfhounds a spot on the NME's C-86 compilation cassette, a release which otherwise spotlighted a much sweeter jangle-pop sound.

Even as C-86 emerged as something of a genre unto itself, the Wolfhounds continued exploring a darker, more experimental direction on the follow-up single "The Anti-Midas Touch," releasing the full-length Unseen Ripples from a Pebble in 1987.
04. The Sea Urchins : Solace

The Sea Urchins were an indie pop band from West Bromwich, England formed in 1986.[1] They were the first band to release a single on Sarah Records.

The initial line-up was James Roberts (vocals), Simon Woodcock (guitar), Robert Cooksey (guitar), Mark Bevin (bass), Bridget Duffy (tambourine, organ), and Patrick Roberts (drums).[1] Their first two releases were flexi discs given away with fanzines in 1987.[2] Bevin left, to be replaced by Darren Martin.[1] Their "Pristine Christine" single was the first Sarah Records release, and is highly coveted among vinyl record collectors. With the following year's double-A-side "Solace"/"Please Rain Fall" they began to show more mod-rock influences.[2] Both singles were successful in indie terms, but Sarah Records were unwilling to commit to an album, and Duffy and Martin left.[2] Woodcock took over on bass, with James Roberts adding guitar.[2] The band released one more single for Sarah ("A Morning Oddyssey" in 1990)
05. The Vaselines : Dying For It

The Vaselines are an alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in Glasgow in 1986, the band
was originally a duo between its songwriters Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, but later added James Seenan and Eugene's brother Charlie Kelly on bass and drums respectively from the band Secession.
McKee had formerly been a member of a band named The Pretty Flowers with Duglas T. Stewart, Norman Blake, Janice McBride and Sean Dickson. Eugene Kelly had formerly played in The Famous Monsters.
06. The Darling Buds : Shame On You

The Darling Buds were an alternative rock band from Newport, South Wales. The band formed in 1986 and were named after the H. E. Bates novel The Darling Buds of May – a title taken in turn, from the third line of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May".

Influenced by the catchy simple sound of the early Beatles, the band created melodic, hook-driven, short-duration singles. They were considered part of the short lived "Blonde" movement (indie rock band fronted by blonde female singer with all other members being dark-haired males) along with the likes of The Primitives and Transvision Vamp, but also referenced the C86 scene of a few years earlier.
07. Talulah Gosh : Bringing Up Baby

Talulah Gosh were a guitar-pop group from Oxford, England and one of the leading bands of the twee pop
movement, taking their name from the headline of an NME interview with Clare Grogan.[1] They supposedly formed when Amelia Fletcher and Elizabeth Price, both wearing Pastels badges, met at a club in Oxford. Formed in 1986, their original line-up comprised Amelia Fletcher (vocals, guitar, principal songwriter), her younger brother Mathew Fletcher (drums), Peter Momtchiloff (lead guitar), Rob Pursey (bass) and Elizabeth Price (vocals). Pursey left early on, to be replaced by Chris Scott.
08. The Sugarcubes : Deus

The Sugarcubes were the biggest group ever to emerge from Iceland, which helps explain their off-kilter sense of melody. Their 1988 debut, Life's Too Good, attracted terrific reviews and became a college radio hit, but they never were able to recapture that sense of excitement.

According to group legend, The Sugarcubes formed on June 8, 1986, the day that vocalist Bjork (born Bjork Gundmundsdottir) gave birth to her son.
Prior to that day, the members of the group had been a variety of Icelandic bands. Bjork had the longest career out of any of the members.
09. Another Sunny Day : I'm In Love With A Girl That Doesn't Know I Exist

Another Sunny Day were a London-based indie pop band on Sarah Records, best known for the somewhat

Smiths-esque single "You Should All Be Murdered" and for the single whose title perhaps best epitomises the Sarah Records output "I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I exist
The band's debut single proper was "I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist", released two months later. The next release would be in May 1989 – the "What's Happened?" single, followed later that year by "You Should all be Murdered" and a limited 7-inch single on Bob Stanley's Caff label, with a cover version of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's "Genetic Engineering".
10. Swans : Love Will Tear Us Apart (Black Version, Jarboe Vocal)

Swans were born during the heyday of New York's no wave reaction to punk rock, on the Lower East Side. Led by brainchild, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Michael Gira, the group was formed after the demise of his first New York outfit, Circus Mort.

Swans' first lineup consisted of Gira, guitarist Sue Hanel, and drummer Jonathan Kane. The trio played with kindred spirits Sonic Youth and did some rudimentary recordings that showcased the abrasive, percussively assaultive sonics Swans were later identified with. These initial sides surfaced on the Body to Body, Job to Job compilation. A different lineup included Kane, guitarist Bob Pezzola, and Daniel Galli-Duani on saxophone; they released a self-titled EP in 1982.

The personnel changed again for the band's powerful debut, Filth, issued in 1983 on Germany's Zensor imprint. It included Gira, Kane, guitarist Norman Westberg, bassist Harry Crosby, and percussionist/drummer Roli Mosimann.

Format : Vinyl Double LP
Made in England
Year : 1988
Label :  Beechwood Music LTD