Roger Roger - Sounds Industrial (FR, electronic) 
Friday, December 22, 2006, 06:18 PM - Music, - FR, English
Finally a record from Roger Roger. The titles don't have names, just numbers.
Year of release is unknown.



On this stylish site you can read more about library music (in french).

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A Flux in 3d - Divide (NL, 1982, electronic/new wave) 
Thursday, December 21, 2006, 04:35 PM - Music, - NL, English
I think I now have found all the Vinyl flexi-disks I have. I didn't post them all, some are not really worth it. But this one is ok. The singer liked Alan Vega, I suppose. The instruments are sequencers and distorted guitar.



A Flux in 3d came from Nuenen, near Eindhoven and lived in the same house (squat?) as the members of Nasmak.



Milko Bogaard: voice, synthesizer, guitar, tapes
Ankie Keultjes: synthesizer, sequencer
Kevin Kearny: bass, synthesizer

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Georges Rodi - Electronic Sounds (FR, electronic) 
Thursday, December 14, 2006, 10:30 PM - Music, - FR, English
Is it Roger Roger? Is it Nino Nardini? No, it's super Georges Rodi!
The Moog Cookbook must have heard this before they started.
All synthesizer with some guitar on Morning Song.
Too good to only be called 'library music'.
Especially Sideral Clock gets an 8 on the White Noise Scale.



I don't know from which year it is, early 70's I suppose.
By the way: the Moog Cookbook has a new cd out, you can listen to it here. And, yes!, they too made a version of Psyche Rock.

Side one:
1 Remembering the Future [2:46]
2 Hell's Angels [3:00]
3 Electronic Sounds [2:53]
4 Western Time [2:44]
5 Peace and Love [2:57]
6 Sideral Clock [3:19]

Side two:
1 Sand Rose [2:59]
2 Indian Love Melody [3:01]
3 Metallic Blues [3:02]
4 Superpositions [2:53]
5 Morning Song [3:04]
6 Chain Link [3:00]

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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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