Monday, May 29, 2006

Children of Nuggets Vol. 2

And here is the second volume!
You are going to have the third and fourth very soon, don't worry.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Children of Nuggets Vol. 1

This is "Children of Nuggets", a beautiful collection, the sequel to "Nuggets", which told the original 60's psychedelic era, while this one spans from 1976 to 1996. There are Paisley Underground bands as DREAM SYNDICATE, pop-psych straight revivalists as XTC's side project DUKES OF THE STRATOSPHEAR, and also early PRIMAL SCREAM and SCREAMING TREES.
In this first volume you will find DUKES OF THE STRATOSPHEAR, BANGLES, FLAMIN' GROOVIES, ROBYN HITCHCOCK's SOFT BOYS, and lots of other stuff (27 tracks, by the way).
CHILDREN Pitchfork:

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Go-Betweens: Cattle and cane video

Here is one more thing to commemorate GRANT MC LENNAN: the videoclip of the beautiful 1983 GO-BETWEENS' single "Cattle and cane" , a song penned by MC LENNAN and which, by the way, was prized by the Australian Performing Right Assosiation as one of the 10 greatest Australian songs of all time.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

For Grant Mc Lennan

On the 6th Grant Mc Lennan, founder of THE GO-BETWEENS died.
I do not know if I can add soething. But in the GB he wrote some of my favourite songs ever. I caught the news yesterday, and, after reading more about it (it is possible to post something about him, if you will, on the GB' s message board here: I listened and tried to play it myself his "Love goes on" from one of my most loved GB's LPs, "16 Lovers lane", over and over.
Listening, reading his lyrics,and then singing them really moved me: they were so typically of his songwriting, being so tender and bittersweet and still smart.
Here they are:
"There's a cat in the alleyway
Dreaming of birds that are blue
Sometimes girl when I'm lonely
This is how I think about you
There are times that I want you
I want you so much I could bust
I know a thing aboat lovers
Lovers lie down in trust
Love goes on anyway!
Love goes on anyway!
The people next door got their problems
They got things they can't name
I know a thing about lovers
Lovers don't feel any shame
Late at night with the lights down low
The candle burns to the end
I know a thing about darkness
Darkness ain't my friend
Love goes on anyway!
Love goes on anyway!
I'm gonna make you happy
I'm gonna spin you round
I'm gonna cut your strings
I put my foot flat down on the floor
I took it as far as I could
I took it down there to Sheridan Street
by the dark wood
Late at might when I want you
I lock you in my room
I know a thing about darkness
I know a thing about lovers
I know a thing about lovers
Lovers want the moon
Love goes on anyway!
Love goes on anyway!"
Today I have uploaded something for the fans, who probably own mostly all from THE GO-BETWEENS, but may not know much of his solo career, his first solo effort, from 1991, "Watershed".
THE GB's official site:

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Track 26-30

This is the download for those who have had difficulties with Disc 4. In here there are the last 5 songs of the disc.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Monday, May 01, 2006

Nuggets Vol.1, Disc 1

"Nuggets" is probably the most famous garage rock/psychedelic compilation ever:it is made up of four discs, and I'm going to try to upload it all here in the next days (and maybe also its sequel: "Children of Nuggets"), its timespan is from 1965 to 1968, and it is mostly based on bands (or single artists) that time has forgot, but that back in those fiery days of rock and psychedelia had released some gems, but it includes also some more known ones as 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS or ELECTRIC PRUNES.
(This is the firts CD of the first Volume: the first volume concentrates on the USA and the UK, while the second one on the rest of the world).
For the traklist(s) see one of the links below.
NUGGETS on wiki:
NUGGETS on Amazon: