Tuesday, January 21, 2014


1. Circle Jerks - Wild In The Streets
2. The Users - Sick Of You
3. Killing Joke - Feast Of Blaze
4. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Playground Twist
5. The Stranglers - No More Heroes
6. The Lords Of The New Church - New Church
7. The Sisters Of Mercy - Alice
8. The Cure - Six Different Ways
9. Echo & The Bunnymen - Do It Clean
10. Joy Division - Leaders Of Men
11. Mekons - Teeth
12. The Boys Next Door - Dive Position
13. The Smiths - Panic
14. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Girl
15. The Specials - Do Nothing

Recorded live from 7" vinyl.


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Thursday, May 23, 2013


1. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities In Dust
2. Joy Division - Transmission
3. Dead Boys - Ain't Nothin' To Do
4. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - All By Myself
5. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
6. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (Acoustic)
7. Suicide - Cheree
8. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands
9. The Cure - A Forest
10. The Ramones - Do You Wanna Dance
11. Wire - Mannequin
12. X-Ray Spex - Identity
13. Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
14. The Stooges - Ann

Recorded live from 7 inch vinyl records.


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Monday, May 6, 2013


1. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
2. The Cramps - Sunglasses After Dark
3. The Ramones - Bonzo Goes To Bitburg
4. The Jam - In The City
5. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio
6. The Sister Of Mercy - Dominion
7. Joy Division - Dead Souls
8. Bauhaus - The Passion Of Lovers
9. Buzzcocks - Orgasm Addict
10. Generation X - Ready Steady Go
11. Sex Pistols - Silly Thing
12. Devo - Gates Of Steel (live)
13. Grauzone - Eisbaer
14. The Cure - One Hundered Years

As always, recorded live from 7 inch vinyl singles.


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Monday, April 29, 2013


1. Colin Newman - Feigned Hearing
2. The Stranglers - Hanging Around
3. The Birthday Party - Waving My Arms
4. Killing Jokes - Eighties
5. The Germs - Dragon Lady
6. The Heartbreakers - Born To Lose
7. Television - Venus
8. Blitzkrieg Bop - Life Is Just A So So
9. Bauhaus - Telegram Sam
10. The Gun Club - Ghost On The Highway
11. The Lords Of The New Church - Russian Roulette
12. Blitz - Fatigue
13. The Dickies - Give It Back
14. The Ramones - You Sound Like You're Sick
15. GG Allin - Don't Talk To Me

Recorded live from 7 inch vinyl records.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Back in Rochester for a short visit and bringing along my favorite 45's.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

LITTLE RICHARD - I Need Love / The Commandments Of Love - Okeh-4-7262 - 1967

Sorry it's been so long. Hopefully this record makes up for it! My plan is to get back to posting weekly.

I literally buy every Little Richard record I find, and I love every one. No explanation needed. But pulling this one out of the bin threw me for a loop: No yellow, black and white Specialty label? Did Little Richard even put stuff out on the Okeh label? Could this be a different Little Richard altogether?

When I got home and put the needle on "I Need Love," it took only a few seconds to figure out that this is the Little Richard. In fact, the track is exactly what you might imagine if you took the rhythm & blues insanity that is Little Richard from the 1950's and let it run loose on the Soul sound of 1967. It's nothing revolutionary, but man I can't get enough of these crazy drum breaks and wild falsetto yelps! I really gotta see how people dance to this one.

Come to find out, Little Richard recorded two albums on the Okeh label with the great Johnny Guitar Watson (on guitar, duh). "Commandments Of Love," the flip of this 45, was one of the few tracks that did well from this project. To me, at points, the song has almost a dub feel which is cool. And the choruses end with some pretty hard hits. It's worth a listen, but doesn't compare to "I Need Love," and my copy has such terrible surface noise, I really couldn't post it.

I Need Love:

[Kyle Brown]

Friday, April 20, 2012

The BOBBETTES - I Don't Like It Like-That (Part I) / I Don't Like It Like-That (Part II) - Gone-5112 - 1961

Today, the Public School 109 building sits empty, as it has for the past 16 years. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of the community, it looks as though this beautiful old building is slated to be renovated for condos and loft spaces to accommodate a new wave of gentrification into Spanish Harlem. That means turning the school into a playground for the rich instead of the kind where five girls from the nearby housing projects can meet up and start a singing career.  

That's how and where the R&B girl group called "The Harlem Queens" formed 57 years ago . Two years later, The Queens took the supposedly less-provocative name, "The Bobbettes" at the insistence of their new label, Atlantic Records. Soon again The Bobbettes were forced by Atlantic to whitewash their first hit, "Mr. Lee" turning a song about how much they hated the school principal into a song of endearment.

After producing a couple duds, The Bobbettes were let go from Atlantic and they were free to move back toward their original grittier style born of the playground and the projects. In 1960, they released the excellent track, "I Shot Mr. Lee" which gives some insight into what they actually thought of their principal. A year later, they released the track I've posted here, an answer to Chris Kenner's song "I Like It Like That." The flip of this record is a nearly all instrumental version that loses the vocal energy so I decided not to post it. Thanks to my friend Natalia for giving me a lead on this record! Enjoy!

I Don't Like It Like-That (Part I):

[Kyle Brown]