Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Fall - "Fall In A Hole" (1983 Flying Nun)

I can't believe it's taken me so long to get around to posting something from my favorite band. The main reason is that they are relatively easy to find on the blogs and I don't really like to post things that are so readily available. But I haven't seen this one. Plus, this is the proper re-issue. The first CD edition of this was mastered from a German bootleg vinyl, with dropouts and everything can you believe it! But this sounds great and it's The Fall at their peak, in 1982. Recorded at one gig in Auckland, New Zealand on the 21st of August (plus bonus tracks from other gigs on the tour).
It was fun for me to read the liner notes by Chris Knox (of Tall Dwarfs and Not Given Lightly fame) having spent quite a bit of time in Auckland: K Road! Queen Street! I know them, haha! Also in the notes is the kinda well-known (among us Fall freaks) story of how Mark E. Smith was pissed off when he saw the LP as an import at his local record shop. Apparently he agreed to the release one drunken night of the tour, and also they had not sent him any free copies. Oh well. It's all water under the bridge now, as this is a proper Cog-Sinister reissue which means it has the man's stamp-of-approval. Still kinda hard to find anywhere Stateside, though.

The original album had the band's set on the LP and a bonus 12" 45 with the encores. This is replicated here with the LP on Disc 1 and the 12", plus the aforementioned bonus tracks on Disc 2. It's a 320 kbps rip.

Disc 1 - The LP:
01. Impression Of J. Temperance
02. The Man Whose Head Expanded
03. Room To Live
04. Hip Priest
05. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
06. Prole Art Threat
07. Hard Life In Country
08. The Classical
09. Mere Pseud Mag Ed
10. Marquis Cha-Cha
11. Backdrop

Disc 2:
The 12":
01. Fantastic Life
02. English Scheme
03. Joker Hysterical Face
04. No Xmas For John Quays
05. Solicitor In Studio
Bonus Tracks:
06. The Container Drivers
07. C'n'C - Black Night
08. Look, Know
09. Who Makes The Nazis?
10. Gramme Friday
11. Slates, Slags, Etc.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Raid On Dimitri's Singles Box

So while my neighbor was away in Austin at SXSW I busied myself here at home by climbing in his window, peeing in his toilet, eating some food and raiding his singles box. And what a score! Harry Pussy (Harry Pussy GALORE!), Dead C., Church Police, Bunny Brains, to name a few.
I clutched them in my greedy paws, ripped my thrift store Levis as I crawled back out the window and scurried across the street to dump them into my computer then returned them, with none the wiser!
At least 'til he sees this. Then I'll have some explaining to do...

Check out the selection below. I've put them into individual folders (with proper cover art), and tried to keep them somewhat thematic in case you're only interested in the Harry Pussy splits or whatever (the split with Frosty is awesome). And the Charlie McAlister EP is absolutely essential!

Singles 1:
The Dead C. - Forced Exposure 7" 1991
01. Power
02. Mighty
03. Peace

Harry Pussy / Bunny Brains - "Brutarian" Split 7" 1997
01. Open Mike Night At Churchills (Harry Pussy)
02. Whitewater Bathtub (V. Foster Mix) (Bunny Brains)

Harry Pussy / Frosty Split 7" 1997
01. Ice Cream Man (Harry Pussy)
02. Stop (Harry Pussy)
03. Smash the Mirror (Harry Pussy)
04. Drop the Bomb (Harry Pussy)
05. Mongoloid (Frosty)

Harry Pussy - Siltbreeze SB56 (Single-sided 7")
01. Black Ghost

V/A - Cool Beans! Issue #6 7"
01. Situation (Fuck)
02. Dy-No-Mite (Snowmen)
03. Untitled (Harry Pussy)
04. Stripper (Kelly Deal 6000)
05. Lady In My Cab (Matt)

Harry Pussy / Pelt -"Black Fl" Split 7"
01. Untitled (Pelt Recorded 25.10.97 at Patrick's Place, Richmond, VA)
02. Untitled (HP Recorded Summer 1997, Florida)

Singles 2:
Church Police - 7" EP 1982
01. Jarhead
02. Bag of Lumps
03. Robots
04. The Red Glow
05. Killing Myself To Live

Hasil Adkins - Haze's House Party 7" EP
01. Dottie Dottie
02. Sex Crazy Baby
03. Do the Hot Pants With Me
04. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain

Charlie McAlister - Carolina Bi-Product 7" EP
01. Carolina By-Product Beach Ball Boogie
02. I'm Freezing
03. Love You Any More
04. Memories In the Rain

V/A - "Yeah, But It's a Dry Heat" -A Tucson Complication 7"
01. Hog Tied (Doo Rag)
02. The World We Live In (Barely Bipedal)
03. Track No Jewels (Head Cheese)
04. Suicidal Drunk (Skolliwoll)

Some Velvet Sidewalk - K Records IPU-09 7" 1989
01. Earthbound
02. Land.

Some Velvet Sidewalk - K Records IPU-20 7" 1991
01. Pumpkin Patch
02. Apple
03. The Burning World

League of Alien Life - K Records IPU-71 7" 1996
01. Do You Experience Alien Boredom?
02. Idol Worship! Idol Worship! We Offer Sleep To You!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Velvet Underground - "Unripened" (2007 Bootleg)

By now it's a pretty famous story of how some guy found a one-of-a-kind acetate pressing of an early, 1966 version of what would become "The Velvet Underground and Nico" album on a New York City street for 75 cents, then sold it on eBay for 25 Grand. It's known as "The Norman Dolph Acetate", and you can read the whole story here.
The acetate itself was of course very scratchy. This bootleg vinyl released a couple years ago, apparently from Sweden but who knows, offers a beautifully cleaned-up version of the acetate. But you should also go to WFMU's blog and get the original, scratchy version. For comparison at least. Or history.Apparently this recording was sent back from Columbia Records with a note that said, "You have got to be fucking kidding!" Note that this version of the LP starts off, audaciously, with an even noisier version of European Son, a whole minute longer at 8:49 and a whole lot more cacophonous than the final version which ended up at the opposite end, closing the LP. Also notable are very different versions of I'm Waiting for the Man and Venus In Furs.

Get the 320 kbps vinyl rip HERE

01. European Son
02. The Black Angel's Death Song
03. All Tomorrow's Parties
04. I'll Be Your Mirror
05. Heroin
06. Femme Fatale
07. Venus In Furs
08. I'm Waiting For The Man
09. Run Run Run

Friday, March 20, 2009

"I Am The Billy Childish" (1991 Sub Pop comp)

The definitive Billy Childish compilation, still, even though it is now going on 18 years old. Subtitled "Fifty Songs From Fifty Records", it collects music from the first 10-11 years of his career, starting off with a bang with his late Seventies punk band The Pop Rivets. From there it goes on to his retro-Fifties rock 'n' roll combo The Milkshakes (long before such a thing was cool). Then on to what I think is his peak with Thee Mighty Caesars and finishing up with his then-new group Thee Headcoats (a seeming recreation of The Downliners Sect). In between we have sprinkled his various collaborations, most notably with Sexton Ming, and his pre-Headcoatees girl-group The Delmonas, as well as some spoken word, acoustic blues, etc, etc. (You just can't have enough "etc's" where Mr. Childish is concerned).

The whole thing flows beautifully and is one of my favorite CDs of all time to listen straight through. Also, it's been WAY out-of-print for years and is commanding big bucks on internet sites (it's actually a numbered limited edition; mine being #0815). So get it here, especially if you've been reluctant to delve into the intimidatingly huge BC discography - this is a great entry point.

Get the 320kbps rip, Disc 1 HERE, Disc 2 HERE.

(I have retained the idiosyncratic titling for which Mr. Childish is well known)
Disc 1:
01. Fun in the UK (Pop Rivets)
02. Kray Twins (Pop Rivets)
03. Laughing at You (Pop Rivets)
04. Skip Off School (Pop Rivets)
05. Pretty Baby (The Milkshakes)
06. For She (The Milkshakes)
07. I Hate My Little Baby (Billy Childish)
08. Red Monky (The Milkshakes)
09. Black Sales (The Milkshakes)
10. Dog Whatch (The Milkshakes)
11. We Can Only Lose (The Milkshakes)
12. A Girl Called Mine (The Milkshakes)
13. One Day You Die (The Milkshakes)
14. Chatham Train (The Milkshakes)
15. Comanchie (The Milkshakes)
16. I Want You (The Del Monas)
17. Carnt Seam to Make You Mine (The Milkshakes)
18. Mumble the Peg (The Milkshakes)
19. I'm Needing You (The Milkshakes)
20. Why Don't You Try My Love (Thee Mighty Caesars)
21. I Love That Girl Amonia (Billy Childish)
22. Verdun Osserry (Billy Childish & Sexton Ming)
23. Baby Please (Thee Mighty Caesars)
24. Man Taken from Guts (Thee Mighty Caesars)
25. I Feel Like Giviin In (The Del Monas)

Disc 2:
01. Living in a Grave (Billy Childish & Sexton Ming)
02. Got to Get You Outside My Head (Wild Billy Childish and Big Russ Wilkins)
03. Temptress of Love (The Del Monas)
04. I Was Lead to Believe (Thee Mighty Caesars)
05. Don't Say It's a Lie (Thee Mighty Caesars)
06. I've Got Everything Indeed (The Del Monas)
07. You Got Me Restless (Billy Childish)
08. Double Axe (Billy Childish & Sexton Ming)
09. You Make Me Die (Thee Mighty Caesars)
10. Cosmetic Woman (Natural Born Lovers)
11. Give It to Me (Thee Mighty Caesars)
12. True to You (Thee Mighty Caesars)
13. Prostitutes on Chatham Hi St (Billy Childish)
14. Come into My Life (Thee Mighty Caesars)
15. Somebody Else (Jack Ketch and the Crowmen)
16. Just 15 (Thee Mighty Caesars)
17. Yellow Skinned Babys (Billy Childish and the Black Hands)
18. Brimfull of Hate (Billy Childish and the Singing Loins)
19. Can't You See (Thee Mighty Caesars)
20. In Your Hand (Thee Headcoats)
21. Everyday (Thee Headcoats)
22. Squarsville (Thee Headcoats)
23. All My Fellings Denied (Thee Headcoats)
24. Rusty Hook (Thee Headcoats)
25. Childs Death Letter (Billy Childish)

320 kbps Upgrades!

I've just upgraded the vinyl rips for The Electric Love Muffin's Playdoh Meathook and Decontrol's Songs From The Gut from 160 rips to 320. Click on the links to upgrade! And if you haven't gotten these classic Philly LPs yet, now's the time!
...and now Lydia Lunch's very popular (on this blog anyway) Queen Of Siam LP is at 320!
Stay tuned for more...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Big Blood

I first stumbled across the awesome Big Blood while downloading goofy shit from the excellent WFMU blog. I was shocked out of my Dr. Demento mindset by the otherworldly beauty of their music. I had to hear everything right away as I was now their biggest fan and found the Grown So Ugly blogspot (link below) where the band so graciously offered their music for download (the links here to their albums are GSU's links, for the record).

Big Blood are husband and wife team Caleb Mulkerin and Colleen Kinsella of South Portland, Maine. Previously in Boston's Cerberus Shoal and now of Fire On Fire (on Michael Gira's excellent label Young God Records), Big Blood proffer haunting campfire stompers and psychedelic droning of a kind associated with Fursaxa and the "psych-folk" scene. But in my humble opinion they are head-and-shoulders above their peers. Not least of all due to their complete lack of pretension. Oh, and they've got the songs, man! If "The Grove is Hotter Than an Oceans Oven" doesn't floor you, as it does everyone I play it for, then try their cover of CAN's "Vitamin C". If you are still unconvinced, go back and listen to your black metal and stay the hell outta our way.

Big Blood music:
Big Blood + The Grove
Big Blood
Sew Your Wild Days Volume 1
Sew Your Wild Days Volume 2
Strange Maine
Space Gallery

Colleen solo:
Asian Mae 1
Asian Mae 2

Here's some related links. On the GSU blog you can read more about BB (and with less strangled syntax and garbled grammar). DTTR is BB's own brand-new blog. Go there, say "Hi" and tell them how much you love them!
Big Blood Myspace
Don't Trust The Ruin
Grown So Ugly
Cerberus Shoal

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Television Personalities - "Fashion Conscious" (2002 Little Teddy)

Here's another TVPs disc for ya. This is a favorite of what's probably my favorite-era TVPs. I assiduously collected these singles as they came out, and was happy to have them all in one place upon this release.
I normally don't like to just copy-and-paste reviews from the web, but this one by Tim Sendra from Allmusic.com is just about perfect (plus I'm just lazy today), so I will make an exception:

The Television Personalities have been making music for a long time, and they sound remarkably like they did when they started in the late-'70s. The constants in the history of the group are Dan Treacy's quirky sense of melody and humor, his voice, which has only a passing acquaintance with pitch but a great deal of charm, and a lo-fi mod punk sound. This 20-song compilation covers 1993 to 1997, the years the TVPs released records on Germany's Little Teddy label. The first thing one notices about the record is the amazing sound. All the tracks were produced by Liam Watson at his legendary Toe Rag studio in London and have a grandeur and immediacy that don't reflect the small recording budget. Standout songs include a cover of Lee Hazlewood's "I've Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me"; a girl group-style cover of Daniel Johnston's heartbreaking "Honey I Sure Miss You"; the chiming "I Remember Bridget Riley"; the lovelorn and yearning "I Wish You Could Love Me for What I Am"; and the swampy "In a Luxury Dockland Home," which overflows with emotion and low-rent drama. This disc is a very worthy addition to a Television Personalities collection. The music they were making during this time is as good as any they ever made; it is hilarious, heartbreaking, and makes you want to dance. What more do you want from a record anyway?

My fave not mentioned is "Now That I'm A Junkie!" And who Doesn't love "Seasons in the Sun"?, here in a nice bass-heavy, dubby version.
A nice fat 320 rip of excellence for ya right HERE.

01. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
02. I Hear A New World
03. I've Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me
04. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
05. Honey I Sure Miss You
06. Time Goes Slowly When You're Drowning
07. In A Luxury Dockland Home
08. I Was A Mod Before You Was A Mod
09. Jennifer, Julie And Josephine
10. You, Me And Lou Reed
11. My Imaginary Friend
12. I Remember Bridget Riley
13. I Wish You Could Love Me For What I Am
14. Now That I'm A Junkie!
15. How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
16. Seasons In The Sun
17. Bike
18. Noone's Little Girl
19. When I Grow Up I Want To Be...
20. The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Dreaming

Monday, March 9, 2009

V/A - "Finnischer Tango" (1998 Trikont)

The first time I remember hearing Finnish tango I was as a lad sitting out on my aunt's balcony at her apartment complex in Turku. The melancholy sounds were wafting out from another apartment across the way and I sat there, transfixed. This was not the music I was accustomed to hearing in Finland, but it was a quintessentially Finnish sound. What I heard as a kid out on the islands to the west of Turku was more Swedish and polka influenced, more upbeat. But these sad sounds spoke to my lonely Finnish soul. Years later I went in search of some CDs for my very own and was overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of artists and releases. By then I knew of the "Finnish Frank Sinatra", Olavi Virta and picked up a few of his CDs (from a numbered series well into the fifties as I recall). But a comprehensive, concise compilation eluded me.
Back in the States I resumed my search via internet and found this comp - from a label in Munich, Germany of all places. It contains selections spanning the years 1915(!) when tango first swept the world through 1996, just as they were putting together this comp, apparently.
Tango arrived in Finland and never left. It mutated into a minor key and became the backing for crooners' tales of heartbreak and loss. It truly became "The Blues of Finland". It reached it's peak of popularity during The Winter War with Russia just prior to the outbreak of World War II and declined - but never disappeared - during the British Invasion Rock'n'Roll years. Then a resurgence happened: young artists started appropriating their parents' music and giving it a rock twist in the Seventies and beyond (to best effect by Rauli Badding Somerjoki and Topi Sorsakoski & Agents, included here).
The traditional orchestrated and accordion-heavy tangos live on to this day, and there is an annual Tango Festival every summer.

In many ways this release reminds me of a Finnish version of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, exposing a whole new audience, world-wide, to a quintessential music, this time from Finland. And it's every bit as good as that record.

Get it HERE!
As a bonus I have included a 14-page PDF of the CD's excellent booklet, featuring background, biographies, and translated lyrics - Enjoy!

Watch a lovely little Super8 tango film:
Arctic Finnish winter, small pub & tango. Kaamos is the time of the winter when the sun does not rise at all. Film by Hannu Nieminen

01. Siks’ oon mä suruinen (Olavi Virta)
02. Pieni sydän (Harmony Sisters)
03. Tanko laulu (Ilvari Kainulainen)
04. Liljankukka (Henry Theel)
05. Elsa, kohtalon lapsi (Martti Innanen)
06. Kaiken vaihtaisin tangoon (Markus Allan)
07. Satumaa (Reijo Taipale)
08. Itämaista rakkautta (Pauli Granfelt)
09. Tyttö tiskin takaa (Lasse Santakankaan Yhtye)
10. Syvä kuin meri (Lasse Santakankaan Yhtye)
11. Itämaista rakkautta (Topi Sorsakoski & Agents)
12. Laulu suomalaisesta maalaiskunnasta (Rauli Badding Somerjoki)
13. Hyljätty tanssilava (Kari Kuuva)
14. Ich mit meiner Braut im Parlamentspark (M A Numminen)
15. Rautalankatango (Brita Koivunen)
16. Tango pelargonia (Kari Kuuva)
17. Kohtalon tango (Eino Grön)
18. Täysikuu (Olavi Virta)
19. Valkea sisar (Georg Malmstén)
20. Unohtumaton koti (Olavi Virta)
21. Unikuva (Annikki Tähti)
22. Vain yhtä pyydän (Olavi Virta)
23. Kotkan ruusu (Arja Saijonmaa)
24. Pilvet karkaa niin minäkin (Markus Allan)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Photos - 4 Track 45 (1980)

This 4-track 7" by UK new wave act The Photos is probably the only thing you'll need by this band. In fact, the only reason I have even this is because of the song Barbarellas. The rest of it pretty much sucks, or at least is nondescript if you think that's a bit harsh. But Barbarellas has been a favorite song of mine for years and made it onto many a mix tape for friends. Concerning the closing of a club in their hometown of Birmingham, it is sung with a wistful longing and anger ("Now it's just another rotten discotheque") by Wendy Wu which anyone who's had a similar experience with a favorite club can relate (mine became a car dealership - see my Stranglers post).

Years later I got a Clash bootleg recorded at Barbarellas and wondered if ol' Wendy Wu was there that night...

Get it HERE.

01. Barbarellas
02. Shy
03. Irene
04. Cridsilla

Friday, March 6, 2009

Television Personalities - 5 CD EPs (1991-1995)

One of my all-time favorites, I first heard the Television Personalites on the seminal Rough Trade comp Wanna Buy a Bridge? many years ago, which included their most famous song, Part-Time Punks. The TVPs got a wee bit of notoriety in the early 90's when Kurt Cobain championed them, along with The Raincoats, as one of his favorite bands. They were also a huge inspiration to the whole Creation scene and all those lesser, crappy bands. I think they pretty much invented "twee", for better or worse...
This, their mid-period stuff, is happy jangly pop that belies a dark undercurrent. Dan Treacy, the sole constant TVP is well known for his crushing depression and heroin addiction, all of which has been laid bare in his songs. I remember reading in The New York Times on the occasion of his return to recording with "My Dark Places", that he had been imprisoned on a prison boat! (like wtf is this 1859?!)
I collected these years ago as they came out (in best bleed-the-fans-dry British music biz fashion. At least none of these came out in nearly identical editions with one or two different songs like some Wedding Present and Flaming Lips CD EPs I've got). And one of 'em has me mate Sexton Ming as the cover model!Get the 5 EPs, in individual folders with art, HERE.
(There is one EP missing from this collection, Far Away & Lost In Joy, which you can get HERE).

You get:
The Strangely Beautiful E.P. (1991 Fire)
01. Strangely Beautiful (7" Mix)
02. Reaching For The Stars
03. Not Even A Maybe
04. Strangely Beautiful/Chill Out Reprise

She's Never Read My Poems (1991 Fire)
01. She's Never Read My Poems (7" Version)
02. The Day The Dolphins Leave The Sea
03. Christ Knows, I Have Tried
04. She's Never Read My Poems (12" Mix)

We Will Be Your Gurus (1992 Seminal Twang)
01. We Will Be Your Gurus
02. An Exhibition By Joan Miro
03. Love Is Better Than War

Goodnight Mr Spaceman (1993 Fire)
01. Goodnight Mr Spaceman
02. If I Was Your Girlfriend
03. She Loves It When He Sings Like Elvis
04. Goodnight Mr Spaceman (Lost In Space Mix)

Do You Think If You Were Beautiful You'd Be Happy? (1995 Vinyl Japan)
01. He Used To Paint In Colours
02. Who Will Be Your Prince? (Instrumental)
03. Do You Think If You Were Beautiful You'd Be Happy?
04. I Suppose You Think It's Funny

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Flaming Lips - "The Day Andy Gibb Died" (1996)

This is a very rare bootleg CD, in an edition of 500. I procured my copy years ago when I was shooting and trading live videos from someone who obviously had a close connection.
It contains an entire live set as one track (I put the individual song titles in the iTunes comment section), then some rarities. Some of these have come out over the years: the Led Zep/Sonic Youth thing came out on the 3-disc Finally, The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid comp, and the Sonics/Elvis Costello one was a Sub Pop single (and I think was on the same comp). But others, like the T. Rex and the (superb) Bowie cover and the medley are to the best of my knowledge still unreleased (and I admit I'm too lazy to do a thorough web check, so there).

The live set that opens the disc is prime era noisy Lips, as is all this stuff. My favorite Lips era for sure, though I have nothing against their later stuff. Just don't prefer it is all.

The disc itself is unlabeled and has all identifying numbers erased with what appears to have been a soldering iron.
I have retained the idiosyncratic song titling just as it appears on the back cover (photo included in file).
Oh, and the cover art is by Mr. Wayne Coyne himself.
Mediafire is HERE.
Sharebee is HERE.
As you like.

01. Live 12-9-90 Norman, OK
02. Strychnine (The Sonics)/What's So Funny 'bout Peace, ♥, + Understanding? (N. Lowe)
03. Thank You (yes, by Led Zep) / Death Valley 69 (the Sonic Youth song)
04. Ballrooms Of Mars (T. Rex)
05. Jesus Is Floatin' (Jesus Song No. 8)
06. Cold Day In Hell
07. Medley: I Started A Joke (Bee Gees) - Happy Hour - Dark Globe (Syd Barrett) - Brain Damage (Pink Floyd) - She's Gone Mad Again (T. Meade)
08. Life On Mars? (Bowie)
09. ------->∞

Sunday, March 1, 2009

V/A - "Into The Future" (1979 Konnekschen)

Here's a rare slice of vinyl for ya... It's a live document of a show on February 24th, 1979 at the Markthalle Hamburg. And what a show it was, as a glance at the track list down there will show: Mittagspause, Kleenex, the great DAF, among others. The only band here I haven't heard before is Ffurs, nor could I find any info on them.
The album sounds like an audience recording; in fact I'm pretty sure it is cos at one point on the first song some guy just starts jabbering loudly. Oh well. It's still a fucking cool record. The record itself and the label have the tracks split up by artist. I've made individual tracks of the songs. And on the back cover they start the song list with the second song. Whaddaya expect from punks, eh?

One thing I found funny was all the English titles/lyrics. At least until Side 2. It's almost like it's broken up into an English side and a Deutsch seite.
And DAF come on and complain about all the hippies, apparently.

I've ripped it at 192kbps since it's not exactly the highest fidelity anyway and this way it'll be one easy file. If any one really really wants a 320 rip, leave a comment and if I get more than one I'll see what I can do...
Get it HERE.

01. unlisted (Ffurs)
02. I'm Lookin' At You (Ffurs)
03. Terrorists (Ffurs)
04. Wall City Rock (PVC)
05. Berlin By Night (PVC)
06. Kamikaze (Hinterbergers Wut)
07. Heidi's Head (Kleenex)
08. You (Kleenex)
09. Nice (Kleenex)
10. Heimatland (Male)
11. Zensur Zensur (Male)
12. 1 Tag in Düsseldorf (Male)
13. Kommunikation (Mittagspause)
14. In der Tat (Mittagspause)
15. Wir sind die Türken von morgen (Mittagspause)
16. Ich und die Wirklichtkeit (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft)
17. Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um 1/2 3 (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft)
18. Industrie-Mädchen (S.y.p.h.)
19. Lachleute & Nettmenschen (S.y.p.h.)

Die Doraus & Die Marinas - "Fred vom Jupiter" 7" (1981 Telefunken)

Here's a cute little sing-songy single courtesy German popstar Andreas Dorau. A big hit over there in 1981, it features a chorus of girls aged 11 to 14 (see back cover included in file) singing about um, Fred from Jupiter, I imagine.
The A-side is included on the seminal Neue Deutsche Welle comp Verschwende Deine Jugend which I posted earlier. The B-side is an inconsequential instrumental. So why the redundant post? Well, here you have the wonderful cover art by Moritz R. of Der Plan. But mainly because there is a connection to the Meatmen post from last week: Tesco Vee lifted the opening seconds of this record for the opening of the fake interview, 'Rock Icons' on the flexidisc. Which to me speaks volumes about the man's eclectic tastes (ABBA notwithstanding, haha). I mean, it's just a little thing, but how many people picked up on that over the years? Prolly me and two or three others. So there you go. More pointless trivia for you.

But it is a great single. Get it HERE.

01. Fred vom Jupiter
02. Auch die Heimat ist nicht mehr schön