Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Fall : Live CD Box Disc 1

The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. With an ever-changing line up, the Fall essentially consists of founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith, who has quipped, "If it's me and your granny on bongos, then it's The Fall".

First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the band's music has evolved through numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's line-up. Nonetheless, the Fall's music is typically characterised by repetition and an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith's typically cryptic lyrics, described by Steve Huey as "abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy."

The Fall have been called "the most prolific band of the British post-punk movement." They have released thirty-one studio albums as of 2015, and more than triple that if live albums and compilations (often released against Smith's wishes) are taken into account.

While the Fall have never achieved widespread success beyond minor hit singles in the late 1980s, they have a maintained a strong cult following. They were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career. Peel described the Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, "they are always different; they are always the same."

This is the first of a 5 Albums Box Set  . Stay awake for the other 4 CDs . Coming soon .
Format: Audio CD

The Knitting Factory, New York, USA. 23rd November 2001

01. Cyber Insect
02. Two Libians
03. And Therein ...
04. Touch Sensitive
05. Crop - Dust
06. Bourgeois Town
07. Sons Of Desperance
08. Mr. Farmacist
09. Kick the Can
10. My Ex - Classmates' Kids
11. Enigrammatic Dream
12. Way Round
13. I Am A Damo Suzuki

Take it HERE @ 320

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sam Gopal : Escalator 1968

Sam Gopal (also called Sam Gopal's Dream) was an underground British Psychedelic-Acid Rock band. The band was named after its founder, Sam Gopal, born in Malaysia. From the age of seven, he played tabla, a northern Indian percussion, which replaced drums in the band.

Sam formed a new line-up which included vocalist-guitarist 'Ian Willis' (better known as Lemmy), Roger D'Elia and Phil Duke. The album Escalator was recorded in late 1968 and released in March 1969. Lemmy went on to be the bassist of Hawkwind and, in 1975, the founder, singer and bassist of Motorhead.


Escalator is the only album by the Sam Gopal band, released in 1968 on the small Stable Records label. The band also released a single "Horse", with the B-side a Willie Dixon cover "Back Door Man", just before the release of the album, which the re-released album includes as bonus tracks. Ian Fraser Kilmister, later known as Lemmy, joined the band after playing in The Rockin' Vickers, but appears as Ian Willis, as he was considering changing his surname to that of his stepfather George Willis.


01. Cold Embrace       3:20
02. The Dark Lord       3:40
03. The Sky is Burning (Ian Willis)     2:30
04. You're Alone Now       3:41
05. Grass (Ian Willis)     4:03
06. It's Only Love (Ian Willis)     4:18
07. Horse
08. Escalator (Ian Willis)     2:49
09. Angry Faces (Leo Davidson)     4:03
10. Midsummer Night's Dream       2:14
Season of the Witch (Donovan)     4:27
12. Yesterlove (Ian Willis)     4:55
  13.Back Door Man (Willie Dixon)


( At he late 60s when all the hippies sing about Peace , Harmony and Love , emerges Sam Gopal with his "THE DARK LORD "

Black rains across the sky bring the nightfall
Winds wide around the stars blackriders call
Light fading, Times wasting
Hells waiting for the Dark Lord

Towers leading glowing red eyes in their walls
Watching the roads that lead to their downfall
Ice splashing, Rain lashing
Death in the name of the Dark Lord

Doom stands astride the plains watched by the eye
Lit by the dying rain from the dead sky
Gas warming, Smoke coming
Ruining the name of the Dark Lord

Tunnels of darkness yearn the moment draws night
Too late the black rains beat, too late to cry
Death flying, Light dying
Tearing the veil of the Dark Lord


Sam Gopal : Tabla - Percussion
Ian ( Lemmy ) Wilis : Vocalist - Lead - Rhythm Guitar ( Hawkwind - Motorhead )
Roger D'Elia : Lead - Rhythm Guitar
Phil Duke : Bass Guitar

Recorded : 1968 Stable Records
Made in Italy

Friday, November 06, 2015

Social Distortion : Social Distortion 1990

Social Distortion is the eponymous third studio album by the American punk rock band Social Distortion, released on March 27, 1990 through Epic Records, their first recording on that label. The album furthered the rockabilly, blues and country music experimentation of their previous album with songs like "Drug Train" and the radio hit "Ball and Chain".

The focus on the alternative rock scene helped bring attention to Social Distortion. The singles "Story of My Life" and "Ball and Chain" were able to find an audience on alternative rock radio and on MTV. Social Distortion was one of the band's most successful albums to date, and their first to enter the Billboard 200; the release peaked at number 128.

The album has been certified gold by the RIAA in the United States. By 1996, Social Distortion had sold at least 250,000 copies, becoming the band's second best-selling album in the United States (their next album Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell sold 296,000 copies).

With Prison Bound, Social Distortion began to metamorphasize from a rather ordinary L.A. hardcore band into a roots rock band willing to make with more than their share of the attitude, and this process continued on their self-titled third album (which was also their major-label debut).

Musically, Mike Ness and company had learned to split the difference between rockabilly and Ramones-style punk, not unlike fellow L.A. vets X, and if Ness couldn't sing or write with the skill or the resonance of John Doe, "Story of My Life" and "It Coulda Been Me" sound a lot more personal and deeply felt than anything on Mommy's Little Monster, and "Ball and Chain" and "So Far Away" prove he could crank out a respectable honky tonk number if he put his mind to it.
Thanks to Epic's sponsorship, the group had more time and money at their disposal for Social Distortion than on their previous albums, and producer Dave Jerden made the most of it; Mike Ness and Dennis Danell's guitars sound lean, sharp, and powerful;

Ness's vocals are better controlled than ever before; and Christopher Reece's drums have a tight snap that suits both the thrashier numbers as well as the slower, blusier tunes.


01. So Far Away (Maurer/Ness) – 3:37
02. Let It Be Me – 4:16
03. Story of My Life – 5:48
04. Sick Boys – 3:19
05. Ring of Fire (June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore) – 3:51
06. Ball and Chain – 5:44
07. It Coulda Been Me – 3:52
08. She's a Knockout – 3:52
09. A Place in My Heart – 3:15
10. Drug Train – 3:42


Well it's been ten years and a thousand tears
And look at the mess I'm in
A broken nose and a broken heart,
An empty bottle of gin
Well I sit and I pray
In my broken down Chevrolet
While I'm singin' to myself
There's got to be another way

Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
Well I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away
Take away this ball and chain

Well I've searched and I've searched
To find the perfect life
A brand new car and a brand new suit
I even got me a little wife
But wherever I have gone
I was sure to find myself there
You can run all your life
But not go anywhere

Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain

Well I'll pass the bar on the way
To my dingy hotel room
I spent all my money
I've been drinkin' since half past noon
Well I'll wake there in the mornin'
Or maybe in the county jail
Times are hard getting harder
I'm born to lose and destined to fail

Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain


It'll take you as high as the heavens
It'll take you to the depths of hell
It'll make you friends, it'll take your friends
Who will never live to tell

Drug train, drug train

The train's first stop is pleasure,
The scond stop is fun
But in a jail cell baby or a hospital bed
You'll need hope 'cuz you ain't got none

Drug train, drug train

The train passes through the graveyard
May the loved ones rest in peace
For the last stop baby is a violent crash
And hard times they never cease

Drug train, drug train

Tuesday, November 03, 2015



Ωραίες εικόνες στην τηλεόραση !

Πτώματα στη θάλασσα , αναποδογυρισμένες λέμβοι στα βράχια των νησιών του Αιγαίου , απομεινάρια παιδιών , πνιγμένες μανάδες και πατεράδες .

ΕΣΕΙΣ ! Δολοφόνοι ψυχών . Φρίκη !

Εθελοντές να τρέχουν να σώσουν τι ; Την εξαθλίωση , την αγωνία , το έσχατο αίσχος της ανθρώπινης ύπαρξης , ή μήπως την κατάντια μιάς πολιτισμένης Ευρώπης , η οποία στέκει ανίκανη να διαχειριστεί πλέον τον εφιάλτη που της αρμόζει ;
Της ταιρίαζει αυτή η εικόνα . Καθρέφτης της είναι . Υπαρκτός τρόμος της αμαρτίας της

Ειδεχθείς Φράχτες , σύρματα αγκαθωτά που προάγουν τον πολιτισμό μας , ( Εχουμε κι εμείς ! ) στα γειτονικά  κράτη και απεγνωσμένα κοπάδια μιάς αποκάλυψης , που μόλις έδωσε μποναμά η Αμερική στην Συρία εξοπλίζοντας φανατισμένους , παρωπιδάτους μακελάριδες .

Ο Θάνατος έχει πλατύ χαμόγελο όταν λείπουν οι τύψεις των ανθρώπων που τον προκαλούν .
Ο Θάνατος σαν έννοια συνδιαλέγεται με την οικιότητα της αναισθησίας μας .
Ο Θάνατος βρυχάται δίπλα μας , φληναφεί με τους καναπέδες μας , και παραγγέλνει πίτσες και μπύρες μπροστά από τις οθόνες της τηλεόρασής μας .

Κάτσε Μαλάκα ! Και κοίταζε τις σορούς που ξεβράζοναται από τα κύματα .
Θα συνηθίσεις σε λίγο , θα σου γίνει βίωμα , θα αρχίσεις να χασμουργιέσαι , θα το βρεις βαρετό και θα αλλάξεις κανάλι γιά να παρακολουθήσεις μία Life Style εκπομπή που ασχολείται με την Μιζανπλί που έκανε ο Παντελής Παντελίδης στις τρίχες από τα αρχίδια του .

Κάτσε Μαλάκα ! Οι Χρυσαυγίτες τρίβουν τα χέρια τους και τα μαχαίρια τους .

Ο Θάνατος θα αγγίξει τους ιθύνοντες όταν θα τους πλησιάσει .
Εσένα και Εμένα και όλο το τερατούργημα της δήθεν ενωμένης Ευρώπης .
Το ακριβό βαλάντιο θα πληρωθεί μαζί με το κόστος της νέας τάξης πραγμάτων , όπως το έχουν προγραμματίσει μέσα στο δρασκέλισμα της νέας εποχής  . Πληρώνεται και θα πληρωθεί με αίμα .
Κι άλλο αίμα .