Devil's Angels + The Maytals

Back from xmas holiday, best of 2007 coming soon ...

Devil's Angels OST (Tower 1967)
Psychsploitation / surfsploitation / bikesploitation soundtrack to Roger Corman's Devil's Angels with John Cassevetes. Some of this music is collected on Sundazed's anthology of Davie Allan and the Arrows.

The Arrows - "Devil's Angels"

The Arrows - "The Ghost Story"

The Maytals, From the Roots (Trojan 1967)

The Maytals - "Pee Pee Cluck Cluck"

The Maytals - "Gola Silver"



My man =dan= didn't want the death of Ike Turner to go un-noted so he hooked me up with a couple great tracks -- "Funky Mule" from A Black Man's Soul (1969), and "Contact High," the B-side from the 7" single "I Want to Take You Higher" (1970).

Ike & Tina Turner and the Ikettes - "Contact High"

Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm - "Funky Mule"


The Coup + Lil Weavah

The Coup - "Dig It!" [1993]
Turn that shit over like Bush did a boatload of Haitians.

Lil Weavah - "Hollywood" [2006]


Indoor Life + Laser Pace + Tangerine Dream

Indoor Life, Indoor Life (Celluloid 1981)
Totally owe Robots in Heat a beer or three for digging this up for me in SF. Essential West Coast synth-punk-funk produced by Patrick Cowley.

Indoor Life - "Gilmore of the Fillmore"

Laser Pace, Granfalloon (Takoma 1974)
Indescribable outer space funky prog electronics recorded for John Fahey's label using Morton Subotnick's Buchla synthesizer (literally). Excavated on this ILM thread that attracted the attention of one of the group's original members and possibly put the album on course for a reissue. Internet is cool sometimes.

Laser Pace - "Avatar"

Tangerine Dream, Alpha Centauri (Polydor 1971)
Lot of surface noise on this one, just pretend it's interference from another nebula.

Tangerine Dream - "Fly and Collision of Comas Sola"

This album is dedicated to all people who feel obliged to space

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen - "Kontakte" (excerpt) [1959/60]
Performed 1978 by James Tenney and William Winant, released 1997 on Ecstatic Peace

Karlheinz Stockhausen - "Gesang der Junglinge" [1955/56]


Visit stockhausen.org to order CDs direct

1972 lecture on sound


Seesselberg + Flower Travellin' Band

Seesselberg - "Synthetic" [1975]
Vintage synth freakery off the NWW list.

Flower Travellin' Band
Mindblowing footage of their final show set to the track "Satori."
(Bonus tip -- Go rent Deadly Outlaw: Rekka asap.)


David Crosby + Mike Wexler + Hello, Blue Roses

A little different post today from what I've been putting up lately .... got snow on the ground so here's some gray winter hibernation music.

David Crosby - "Mountain Song #2" (studio outtake) [1970]

Mike Wexler, Sun Wheel (Amish 2007)
Hypnotic prog folk from Brooklyn feat. members of the Occasion.

Mike Wexler - "Pneuma"

Hello, Blue Roses, Hello Blue Roses (Locust 2008)
Dan Bejar (Destroyer, New Porns) and Sydney Vermont creating quiet personal pop with synthetic tools (think Your Blues meets Kate Bush lite) ... but dig the trademark Dan guitar sound at the end. Out in January on Locust Music (Sir Richard Bishop, Henry Flynt, NNCK).

Hello, Blue Roses - "Shadow Falls"


King Sunny Ade + Metro Area

King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Synchro System (Mango 1983)

King Sunny Ade - "Synchro System"

Metro Area, Metro Area 7 12" (Environ 2007)
I like the vocal version of "Read My Mind" on this new one from Metro Area (very lush singing, reminds me of Kelly Polar's stuff) but my #1 jam is the dub -- gives those beats room to breathe. Out now on Environ.

Metro Area - "RMM Special Dub" (excerpt)