Formaldehyde Blues Train: Six songs, circa 1992

Formaldehyde Blues Train: Six songs, circa 1992

PERSONNEL: Hollis Fitch: vocals Dave “Jake Rancheroo” Weiss: guitar Richard Jean: guitar Murray Compton: bass Jim “the Lieutenant” Petropoulos: drums TRACK LISTING: 1. Backroads 2. Capt. Dog 3. Voo Doo Nectarine 4. Devil’s Eyes 5. St. Louie 6. The Swamp Song Way back when, in a very different Brooklyn, there was a red-hot music scene in, of all places, Park Slope. Centered on Lauterbach’s, a sketchy basement dive on Prospect Avenue, the Brooklyn Beat embraced an insane variety of musical…

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Not Mystery Friday: Chaos Oblivion

Not Mystery Friday: Chaos Oblivion

It’s Not Mystery Friday in this Universe, but we do have a mystery here. No J-card, just a cassette with the number 2 and “Chaos Oblivion” scrawled in pen on a gray sticker. Not in the DU DemoBase™, so pre-Internet. What does the “2” signify? Side 2? The album’s title? The band’s name? It’s ambiguous. I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda excited. Let’s assume the 2 means side 2, flip the tape over and listen to the (un-stickered)……

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Zone Of Control: Sunrise Sunset

Zone Of Control: Sunrise Sunset

PERSONNEL: Unknown TRACK LISTING: 1. Take Back Myself 2. Judgement 3. We Got Unity 4. One Life To Living Dead 5. Slave Away This tape kicks ass! Fierce metalcore, mostly, although “Take Back Myself” has that Nirvana post-punk/surf-rock vibe. Who were they? Where did they live? Where are they now? So many questions. TURN IT UP.

Thrillcat: Thrillcat 3, 1992

Thrillcat: Thrillcat 3, 1992

PERSONNEL: Doug Grober: Drums Mike Brayton: Vocals, ? Cam Brennan: ? Bill Rocamora: Vocals, ? Produced performed and recorded by Thrillcat Recorded during January 1992 at the MacColl 8-track studio in Providence, RI TRACK LISTING: 1. Somebody Hold Me 2. Honeyface 3. Will You Be There 4. Give Me The Reason 5. You’re Jaking Me Around 6. Don’t Make Me Blue 7. It’s Only Love “The band doesn’t play much anymore, to my dismay. Billy, one of the lead singers…

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Cessna 21: Noise Ethic, 1995

Cessna 21: Noise Ethic, 1995

PERSONNEL: Shane Baker: Everything TRACK LISTING: Side A 1. Song For Neal 2. Do You Think Of Me? 3. When You Go Home, His Hand Comes Down Again 4. 1st Aria Side B same as A “Cessna 21, a/k/a Shane Baker, is an old friend of Demorandum, having appeared in issues 66, 69, 77 (as Loveseat Glider) and 78. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard from him, though, so I was happy to get these two tapes in…

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Big Monster Fish Hook: 6 songs, 1995

Big Monster Fish Hook: 6 songs, 1995

PERSONNEL: Lisa Blanchard: Voice Mark Massaro: Acoustic and voice Brad Rigney: Electric guitar Engineered by Dave Produced by Brad/Dave TRACK LISTING: 1 – Big Monster Moon 2 – Cloud 3 – Super Ego 4 – Doll Face 5 – Vienme 6 – Discrete “A uniquely original band from Boston, MA. Formed by Mark Massaro around 1995, the group consisted of Mark (acoustic guitar, vocals), Lisa Blanchard (lead vocals, piano, pianosaurus, and acoustic guitar), and featured Brad on electric guitar on…

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Jeff Krebs: Crash Ballads EP, 1995

Jeff Krebs: Crash Ballads EP, 1995

CREDITS: All songs by Krebs except * by Krebs / Taylor / Rohrbach Recorded live to DAT at Black Eyed Pig, SF Engineered by Kyle Statham Cover illustration by Jeff Krebs J-Card graphics by Philip Keppeler TRACK LISTING: 1. Them Beautiful Strangers 2. Tuscaloosa Sam And The Crazy Pit* 3. Magdalena 4. Nothing 5. Another Piece Hailing from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, singer/songwriter Jeff Krebs played in numerous bands and trekked across North and South America in the early ’90s before…

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Alchemysts: Five songs, 1995

Alchemysts: Five songs, 1995

PERSONNEL: Jon Guard, bass guitar, vocals Paul Simmons: Guitar, vocals Mat Love: Drums TRACK LISTING: Side 1 1. Las Vegas Powertrip 2. Shake Side 2: 1. Mess 2. Know 3. Cars & Guns This English psych-stoner-garage-rock cult band emerged out of rural Somerset in 1995 with One Eyed Again, a collection of songs recorded at their home Beehive Studios between November 1991 and April 1993. That was followed by Over And Out in 1998 on the Australian label Camera Obscura….

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System: Clean b/w How Many Times, 1995

System: Clean b/w How Many Times, 1995

stephen gary alan colin would like to thank michael cunningham steve aiken the bands the people who understand what we do this was recorded on eight track at unsafe sound studio’s in september 95 produced by michael and system for information contact 7 glenview park newtownards n ireland bt23 4un When System came roaring out of County Down, east of Belfast, the Good Friday Agreement was yet three years away; the bombing at Roma’s, but two years behind. Nothing like…

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Mystery Friday Number Nine: Stay Away From Whole Grains

Mystery Friday Number Nine: Stay Away From Whole Grains

Sony HF 60, no jewel case. Adhesive tape over both tabs. What’s on here? Let’s find out. S1de A This is my interview with the members of Dread Zeppelin, backstage at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, circa 1990. It’s among my favorite interviews. A bongtastic concept — Led Zeppelin songs, played reggae style, sung by Vegas-era Elvis Presley — had caught fire (not entirely unsurprisingly, given their virtuosic, hilarious live shows), been signed to IRS and released Un-Led-Ed. I played…

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