Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart - Live in Holland (1982-1983, UK) 
Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 06:03 PM - Music, - UK, English
In the early eighties a lot of new wave bands were recorded live and transmitted by Dutch radio.
I recorded some of them on cassette tape. Including two concerts of Jah Wobble. It is not his best period, the music is a kind of improvisation jazz funk.
The first concert was in Vera, Groningen, the Netherlands on November 21st 1982, the second on Pandora's Music Box festival in de Doelen, Rotterdam, September 3rd 1983.
I removed the worst drop-outs and the clicks generated by the fridge.
As a bonus track (do I sound like a cd label or what?) I added How Much Are They from the live double cd viva!eight, recorded at the Town & Country Club, London on September 6th 1992.



01 Introduction (1982) [0:12]
02 Hollywood 1 (1982) [7:00]
03 Jam 2 (1982) [7:41]
04 Jam 3 (1982) [8:24]
05 Jam 4 (1982) [6:17]
06 Fading (1982) [4:03]
07 Hollywood 2 (1982) [9:08]
08 Invaders (1983) [5:15]
09 Hollywood 2 (1983) [5:49]
10 Snake Charmer (1983) [4:40]
11 Brasil (1983) 4:51]
12 How Much Are They (1992) [8:10]

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Invaders of the Heart around 1982. I got this photo from Patrick of the Yahoo Jah Wobble group.

JW (on Yahoo Jah Wobble group):
Patrick thanks for the photo (who is that thin geezer with hair?) and 'W' the download address.... that early incarnation of 'The Invaders' was a fine band; Annie, Ollie, Lee, Nev and Animal. Nev is back on the firm again at the moment. Still a very solid player. I saw Ollie in LA last year...it was nice to see him. That band was ahead of its time as they say...such good players and yet they were so young...
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And a Merry Critmas from Tortelvis 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 06:21 PM - Music, - US, Fun, English


The Yobs - Christmas Album (1980, UK, punk rock) 
Monday, December 11, 2006, 06:43 PM - Music, - UK, English
The Yobs were the Boys. Maybe they thought this alias was a swell idea.
Traditional songs with loud guitars, drums, shouting and swearing. Jingle Bells got a different approach: slow synthesizer work.
Again available on cd.



Here is a list of Christmas punk albums: http://www.mistletunes.com/punk.html

Side one:
1 Rub-A-Dum Dum
2 The Ballad of the Warrington
3 Another Christmas
4 Doggy
5 Jingle Bells
6 Auld Long Syne

Side two:
1 Silent Night
2 Silver Bells
3 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S - Gloria
4 12 Days of Christmas
5 White Christmas - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
6 May The Good Lord Bless & Keep You

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A Christmas Record (1981, US, miscellaneous styles) 
Sunday, December 10, 2006, 06:40 PM - Music, - US, English
Not Christmas tunes done in a different style, but original songs.
Most happy melodies (except of course the ones by Suicide/Alan Vega), not always happy lyrics.
A sampler of ZE Records. Strange mixture but all very American Big City sounds.



Again available on cd.

Side one:
1 Material with Nona Hendryx - It's a Holiday [7:12]
2 August Darnell - Christmas on Riverside Drive [5:03]
3 Charlťlie Couture - Christmas Fever [4:48]
4 Suicide - Hey Lord [3:25]

Side two:
1 Cristina - Things Fall Apart [4:34]
2 The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping [5:21]
3 Was (Not Was) - Christmas Time in the Motor City [2:55]
4 Alan Vega - No More Christmas Blues 3:13]
5 Davitt Sigerson - It's a Big Country [2:51]

In the same year I bought another sampler Chantons NoŽl, Ghost of Christmas Past on the Belgium Les Disques Du Crepuscule label. I lost it. Who has a copy?

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The Dickies - Silent Night (1978, US, punk) 
Saturday, December 9, 2006, 06:18 PM - Music, - US, Fun, English
Nice heavy Christmas song from the Dickies.
On the back side The Sound of Silence (*NOT*) of Simon & Garfunkel.



Not shared anymore. Complaints received.

Vinyl (1981-1983) 
Friday, December 8, 2006, 06:18 PM - Music, English, Nederlands
I posted some flexi-discs from the Vinyl magazine.
You may wonder how it looked like.
Well, like this:



You might even wonder how it looked inside, you can download issue 2 as pdf (14MB).
Warning: it is in Dutch, except for the John Cooper Clarke interview and Hamburg article, which are in a kind of English.

Contents:
Blurt - Mute Records - Minioon - Love of Live Orchestra - John Cooper Clarke - Minny Pops - Reggae - the Gap - das Wesen - Pere Ubu - Signals - Svätsox - Cheap 'n Nasty - Willem de Ridder - Delta 5 - Hamburg

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List of flexi-discs that came with Vinyl:
V01 - Mekanik Kommando
V02 - Minioon - Signal(s)
V03 - Tox Modell - Plus Instruments
V04 - Z'ev - Soviet Sex
V05 - Nasmak - Gulf Pressure Ais
V06 - Planung - T.T.L.
V07 - English Subtitles - Marine
V08 - Minny Pops - Mental
V09 - Virgin Prunes - The Higsons
V10 - Nexda - Pedalenproza
V11 - Cravats - A Flux in 3D
V12 - Eyeless in Gaza - Topdogs?
V13 - Cabaret Voltaire - Tecnoville
V14 - Die Partei - Schleimer K
V15 - Chris and Cosey - Minimal Compact
V16 - Gang of Four - Five or Six
V17 - Theatre of Hate - Puber KristUs
V18 - The Mekons - Gdansk
V19 - Palais Schaumburg - The Danse Society
V20 - David Thomas - Watt
V21 - Thomas Leer - Cocteau Twins
V22 - Fad Gadget - Mecano
V23 - Nasmak - Twice A Man
V24 - Allen Ginsberg - Niew Hip Stilen
V25 - Mark Stewart - Pas de Deux
V26 - The Sound - Ensemble Pittoresque

Does anyone have the flexi(s) of Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four, Theatre of Hate, The Mekons, Thomas Leer, Mark Stewart or The Sound?
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Sy Mann - Switched On Santa! (1970, US, electronic) 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 06:33 PM - Music, - US, Fun, English
I know, this lp pops up everywhere these days.
But I digitized it last week, so I share it now. In the Netherlands you don't do any christmas things before 'Sinterklaas' (a Santa Claus look alike), the 6th of December.



Sy Mann did the arrangements, Jean Jacques Perrey the engeneering and the posing on the cover.

Side one:
1 Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer [2:13]
2 Jingle Bells [1:43]
3 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town [2:02]
4 Tijuana Christmas [1:59]
5 My Favorite Things [2:24]
6 The Little Drummer Boy [2:38]

Side two:
1 Christmas Bells [1:51]
2 White Christmas [2:50]
3 Joy To The World [1:04]
4 When Christmas Comes [2:30]
5 Angels We Have Heard On High [1:43]
6 Silent Night [2:07]
7 What Child Is This [2:05]

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