Friday, February 10, 2017

Your Destination is Unknown

Thanks to my buddy, Nate, for this upload. He had sent me a link for the mp3s and then told me that there's a 12" version of the Replicants single for ~$3 (not including shipping) on! So I immediately swooped that up. This has a few remixes of the song!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Do you replican or replicant?

Amazing covers album, by those gents from Failure and TOOL. This was a project that Paul D'Amour worked on to work out his angst from playing bass in TOOL and afterwards quit the band (TOOL that is). But this was a fantastic album... Ken, Greg, Paul, and Chris Pitman. Well, I gotta sleep cos I have school tomorrow!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Anybody looking for a Square John?

I think I saw these guys 2x times at least, once being at the Malibu Inn and the other is a faded memory. This was around the late 90s if I recall "incorrectly." Around the time of Adam Siegel's band, My Head, was making the rounds maybe? Heavy stuff like Helmet sort of? I found this disk and it ripped ok, but live they were heavy as fuck.

Primordial Mind Stew

There's a slight chance that a certain musician doesn't want this to be heard. Maybe not? It's an earlier work that precedes his best and his "bestest" works. Hark, if you haven't heard this, well you're in for a treat! Allen Epley's early band called "The Industry" has Allen shining on vocals and bass. I received the CD as a CDr copy without much artwork or liner notes. Ear it is!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Voodoo Chile Solos - Steve Vai, Richie Kotzen, Tom Morello, Stu Hamm, & ...

For my 42nd birthday, I asked for reservations through my buddy who works at Lucky Strike and the night I selected happened to be Soundcheck Live's event with Nuno Bettencourt and friends!

This video is an excerpt of the 3 (Vai, Kotzen, & Morello) trading riffage!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

American Squares

Well, this is the continuation of the KEN Mode and Helms Alee sets posted last week or so. "Empros" is still my favorite record by Russian Circles and this particular night they played "Schipol" in the middle of the set. It was beautiful and a song they don't perform live much anymore. I'm so glad I caught this performance just to hear it live, so awesome. It was a great and well rounded set overall featuring songs from their catalog up until their Memorial album.

Remember kids, 320kbps for you audiophiles out there, and variable bitrate for you other audiophiles in there...

Boso Ought to

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The following files are the 320kbps and variable bitrate mp3s of the album, "Bosozoku" by Thirty Ought Six. Enjoy this blast from the past!

These were mp3s that were sent to me a long time ago, maybe 15 years or so? It was from a friend in Europe who had gotten a tape from David Blunk. Evidently the original rip of these tunes was a bit on the damaged side. But good grief, Charlie Brown, Jack Lord is a beast of a song!

Another friend recently or maybe a few years ago sent these to me. "Bosozoku" acoustic, "Dalliance" and hearing "Eris" live, man, I hope more stuff surfaces. One year I attempted to get a hold of the producer of "Hag Seed"--John Goodmanson, but didn't get through. I wanted to find out if he had any other recordings from those days... Oh well, these will definitely suffice!

Friday, December 16, 2016

It's the 20th Anniv of Failure's Whisky A Go Go show!

It's midnight! The official 20th birthday/anniversary of Failure's show at the Whisky A Go Go that I commissioned for $85 for the master VHS tape. Enjoy this 21 song set from yesteryear. A phenomenal set of their three album repertoire. Was ripped from the VHS earlier this year but decided that this would be better to release on it's 20th! Originally my buddy transferred the VHS to DVD for me but didn't author it or split the songs--I had to re-transfer it so that it would be a crisp exchange to audio. Unfortunately I couldn't re-rip the DVD my friend burned for me cos the songs were split incorrectly in 5 VOB files for the entire set. I have the dongle for transferring to VHS, but need software to re-rip the footage better. Might try the Adobe Creative Cloud if I can do that.

This is newly remastered for loudness! Turn it up!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Helming Alieens

The 2nd band of a great three band show, Helms Alee. I need to get rest to see Rogue One tomorrow morning. I promise no spoilers!

KENny G Mode

School has been keeping me busy, however, after my last final I had some free time to work on some boots. This one was a trifecta of a show, Ken Mode, Helms Alee, and Russian Circles. I really enjoy all three of these bands and it was a stacked bill I couldn't miss. First up will be KEN Mode the first band of the show. It's an opening set, but they pull out the big ones at the El Rey. Last two songs are my favorite tunes by them, Enjoy!