Friday, December 25, 2009

Hipshakers Vol. 8

Here’s another volume from the Hipshakers compilation series compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape.

Contains more mod, garage, psych, freakbeat and blue-eyed soul.

01. Spencer Davis Group - Mulberry Bush Promo - Looking Back
02. New Colony Six - Dawn Is Breaking
03. Danny Linberg - Wade In The Shade
04. Savage Resurrection - Thing In E
05. Lloyd Alexander Real Estate - Gonna Live Again
06. King Size Taylor - Somebody's Always Trying
07. Freddy King - I've Got A Woman
08. Little Johnny Taylor - Somewhere Down The Line
09. Alan Brown Set - I Really Care
10. Mark Lloyd - When Evening Falls
11. Square Set - That's What I Want
12. Jazz Dropouts - Mexican Flyer
13. Sid Ramin - Stiletto
14. Golden Toadstools - Silly Savage
15. Little Royal - Soul Train
16. Don Fardon - I'm Alive
17. Soul Inc. - Love Me When I'm Down
18. Randy & Radiants - My Way Of Thinking
19. Blue Things - 1 Hour Cleaner
20. Los Buenos - Groovy Woovy
21. Maquina - Lands Of Perfection
22. Hifi's - Tread Softly For The Sleepers

Part One is available here and Part Two is there. Download both parts to unzip.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hipshakers Vol. 9

Here’s another volume from the Hipshakers compilation series compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape. He’s the man behind the popular Le Beat Bespoke compilations.

I previously posted Volume 10 here and I thought I’d now start with Volume 1, but thinking about it, the first few volumes were probably the weaker ones in the series so instead I’m working backwards and have posted Volume 9.

Like the Le Beat Bespoke compilations, it’s a mix of mod, garage, psych, freakbeat and blue-eyed soul. Because these were on cassette tape, I’ve cleaned up the sound slightly.

Let me know if anyone wants more volumes in this series.

1. Intro
2. D Gerrard – Sexologie
3. H Carpendale / Daisy Clan - Du Has Mich / Glory Be
4. Spirit - I Got A Line On You
5. Alex Harvey - Midnight Moses
6. World of Oz - Willows Harp
7. Galt McDermott – Hair
8. Aesop's Fables – Truth
9. Evolution - Fresh Garbage
10. Countdown 5 - Shake Na Na
11. Gentrys - I Need Love
12. Climax - You / I
13. Village Callers - I Don't Need No Doctor
14. Latin Dimensions - Mr. Mod
15. Tony Colton - Further On Down The Track
16. Bill Deal And Rhondells - Day By Day
17. Simon K And The Meantimers - Bring Your Love Back To Me
18. Jigsaw - One Way Street
19. John Smith And The New Sound - Just A Loser
20. Los Canarios - Trying So Hard
21. The Onyx - My Son John
22. Deep Set - That's The Way Life Goes

Part One is available here and Part Two is there. Download both parts to unzip.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Gun, a Coffin, and a Guitar (spaghetti western soundtrack compilation)

Out of the spaghetti western soundtrack compilations I’ve listened to I’ve personally found them to be a bit patchy, so I decided to compile my own.

You won’t find Ennio Morricone's music from the Sergio Leone Clint Eastwood trilogies here or Once Upon a Time in the West because those soundtracks are easily available elsewhere. Instead I’ve compiled the harder to find soundtracks which are equally as good as the music from those four films and these, too, include the trademark hoof beat rhythms, whistling themes, and the use of the human voice as an instrument.

On this compilation I’ve included other scores by Ennio Morricone as well as Luis E. Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Nico Fidenco, and most importantly, Bruno Nicolai.

Bruno Nicolai was a close Morricone associate for many years (conducting numerous Morricone scores) and composed some of the best Spaghetti Western music.

Disc One

1. Django (main title song - English film version) - Luis E. Bacalov (Django)
2. Blindman (main titles) - Stelvio Cipriani (Blindman)
3. Death Rides a Horse (main titles) - Ennio Morricone (Death Rides a Horse)
4. Il Grande Silenzio (Restless) - Ennio Morricone (The Great Silence)
5. Buon Funerale Amigos...Paga Sartana (Pt. 6) - Bruno Nicolai (Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay)
6. Sepoltura - Ennio Morricone (Face to Face)
7. Faccia a Faccia (Titoli) (main titles) - Ennio Morricone (Face to Face)
8. Una Pistola per Ringo (Main Titles - Instr.) - Ennio Morricone (A Pistol for Ringo)
9. Vigliacchi Si Diventa - Gianni Marchetti (Taste of Vengeance)
10. Mystic and Severe - Ennio Morricone (Death Rides a Horse)
11. Il Ritorno di Ringo (Main Titles - Instr.) - Ennio Morricone (The Return of Ringo)
12. Lonely Horseman - Stelvio Cipriani (Blindman)
13. E Per Tetto Cielo di Stelle (main titles) - Ennio Morricone (A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof)
14. Faccia a Faccia (Intermezzo) - Ennio Morricone (Face to Face)
15. Un Esercito Di Cinque Uomini (main title) - Ennio Morricone (The Five Man Army)
16. Vamos a Matar Compañeros (main titles) - Ennio Morricone (Companeros)
17. Sequence 2 (main titles) - Bruno Nicolai (Light the Fuse... Sartana is Coming)
18. Sheriff Carson - Ennio Morricone (A Pistol for Ringo)
19. Cemetery without Crosses (main titles - sung by Scott Walker) - André Hossein (Cemetery without Crosses)

Disc Two

1. Texas Goodbye (main titles- sung by Don Powell) - Antón García Abril (Texas, Addio)
2. Navajo Joe (main title) - Ennio Morricone (Navajo Joe)
3. The Big Gundown - Ennio Morricone (The Big Gundown)
4. Titoli (main titles) - Marcello Giombini (Sabata)
5. Gli fumavano Le Colt... Lo Chiamavano Camposanto (Seq. 4) - Bruno Nicolai (They Call Him Cemetery)
6. Anger and Sorrow - Ennio Morricone (Death Rides a Horse)
7. Indio Black (main titles) - Bruno Nicolai (Indio Black (aka: Adiós, Sabata))
8. Titoli (main titles) - Carlo Rustichelli (Ace High)
9. Un Uomo Chiamato Apocalisse Joe (Seq. 1) - Bruno Nicolai (A Man Called Apocalypse Joe)
10. Lo Chiamavano Tresette, Giocava Sempre Col Morto (Seq. 8) - Bruno Nicolai (In the West There Was a Man Named Invincible)
11. Main Theme Reprise - Luis.E.Bacalov (His Name Was King)
12. Uomo Avvisato, Mezzo Ammazzato (Seq. 5) - Bruno Nicolai (They Call Him Holy Ghost)
13. Ringo Come to Fight - Bruno Nicolai (One Hundred Thousand Dollars for Ringo)
14. And Crows Will Dig Your Grave (Seq. 3) - Bruno Nicolai (And Crows Will Dig Your Grave)
15. Libertad (section) - Bruno Nicolai (They Call Him Holy Ghost)
16. Sequences - Bruno Nicolai (Arizona Colt Returns)
17. Un Uomo, Un Cavallo, Una Pistola - Stelvio Cipriani (The Stranger Returns)
18. Buon Funerale Amigos! ...Paga Sartana - Seq. 7 - Bruno Nicolai (Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay)
19. Lucas - Gianfranco & Gian Piero Reverberi (Viva Django)
20. Gli fumavano le Colt... Lo Chiamavano Camposanto (Seq. 1) - Bruno Nicolai (They Call Him Cemetery)
21. Main Theme (sung by Stephen Boyd) - Nico Fidenco (Those Dirty Dogs)
22. Sequence 1 - Carlo Savina (And God Said to Cain)

Disc One and Disc Two have been posted here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Here is Vibrasonic's 1995 self-titled album. This is 500 micrograms of pure psychedelia of the highest magnitude.

Hailing from East Sussex, England, the rock duo Vibrasonic consists of members Victor K. Fitch (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion) and Simon Paul Jones (guitar, sitar, bass, drums). Their sound incorporates elements of '60s-era pop, psychedelia, garage, and surf into one tasty musical cocktail. The duo first issued several singles in the early '90s ("Don't Leave Me Tired," "Kingsley J," and "If I Were a Rich Man"), before unleashing their self-titled full-length debut in 1995. Shortly afterward, another single was released, "Into Sunshine," as well as a second album, Instrumental Vibrations.~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

Record Collector magazine once said that Primal Scream sampled them and tried to rip-off their ideas, but failed miserably as they didn't have the imagination or the know how.

You can hear Simon Jones' latest work here


01. The Sea Of Stars
02. Don't Leave Me Tired
03. Tijuana Marijuana
04. The Perpetual Motion Machine
05. All That Glitters
06. Cloudburst
07. The Twango
08. The Unloved Insane
09. The Surfin Secret Agent A Go-Go
10. Kingsley J

Covers included and ripped at 360K

Part One and Two

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blast-Off To Freak-Out (compilation / mix)

Here's a compilation/mix I did of various groovy tunes.

1. Indio Black (theme from Adiós, Sabata) – Bruno Nicolai
2. He's Not There Anymore – The Chymes
3. I Can See For Miles – Lord Sitar
4. I Don't Need No Doctor – Village Callers
5. Summertime – Billy Stewart
6. Unknown 60’s Cambodian Song and Singer
7. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (theme) – Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra
8. Gypsy Woman – The Allusions
9. The Rat – The Ventures
10. Forever Autumn – Vigrass & Osborne
11. Your Little Sister – The Marvelows
12. Der Hund Von Baskerville (Paranoid) – Cindy & Bert
13. Psychedelic Alphabet (Sesame Street) / Om Mani Padme Hum
14. Black Is Black – Los Bravos
15. Follow Me – Gert Wilden & Ochestra
16. Come With The Gentle People – Stu Phillips
17. Mindrocker – Fenwyk
18. Here Come The Double Deckers (theme) – Ivor Slaney
19. La Femme Faux Cils – Annie Girardot
20. Batman – The Standells
21. Wait Til Tomorrow – The Banana Splits
22. Tarot (theme from Ace of Wands) – Andrew Brown
23. Bossa Nova Baby – Elvis Presley
24. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) – The Temptations
25. Hatchet For The Honeymoon (cinema trailer) – Sante Maria Romitelli
26. Popcorn – Discotheque Sound
27. Protestations Juveniles – Piero Umiliani
28. Sweet Popcorn, Part 2 – Franze Auffray
29. Sold To The Highest Bidder – Johnny Moore

You can download it as one single file here: part one and part two

or you can download each track as a seperate file here: part one and part two

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Punk Rock Compilation

Here's a punk rock compilation I made a while back. It’s all 70’s punk, except Splodgenessabounds, which was early 80’s.

This compilation includes probably my all-time favorite punk single, if not, probably my favorite single of all time, the double A sided Jilted John. Also the compilation concludes with the complete legendary EP by Television Personalities, Where's Bill Grundy Now?

1. Splodgenessabounds – Yarmouth 5-0
2. The Adverts – Gary Gilmore's Eyes
3. The Stranglers – Peaches
4. Sex Pistols – Silly Thing
5. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
6. Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi
7. Jilted John – Jilted John
8. Jilted John – Going Steady
9. Sham 69 – Hurry Up Harry
10. The Stranglers – No More Heroes
11. The Boys – The First Time
12. Patrik Fitzgerald – Irrelevant Battles
13. The Undertones – Jimmy Jimmy
14. Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
15. U.K. Subs – She's Not There
16. The Jolt – No Excuses
17. The Heartbreakers – Born Too Loose
18. The Lurkers – I Don't Need To Tell Her
19. The Dickies – Nights In White Satin
20. The Undertones – Male Model
21. The Lurkers – I'm On Heat
22. Swell Maps – Read About Seymour
23. Sex Pistols / Ronnie Biggs – No One Is Innocent
24. The Stranglers – Nice 'N' Sleazy
25. Television Personalities – Part Time Punks
26. Television Personalities – Where's Bill Grundy Now?
27. Television Personalities – Posing At The Roundhouse
28. Television Personalities – Happy Families

Part One is available here and Part Two is there.

Stereo Test Record (mixed by God's Boyfriend)

I’ve been away for a couple of weeks and over that time I’ve been doing a lot of travelling and one thing I’ve been listening to a lot on my MP3 player was this great mix by God’s Boyfriend. It comes highly recommended if you are into all types of classic electronica. It’s brought to you by Go Away records and is free to download here

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Okay, I must admit, I’m not a great fan of Indian contemporary music. I’m sure there’s a lot of good music out there, but from what I’ve been exposed to in the Bollywood movies it all sounds pretty much the same. That is, except for one album which I really love. It’s the soundtrack to the 1987 movie Khudgarz, which to me stands out amongst the others.

The songs comprise of nice vocal melodies and what I really like most about the songs are the musical breaks with cooing female choirs, compressed strings, pounding tablas and more catchy melodies.

I visited Mumbai (Bombay) in 1987 when this movie had just come out and the music from it seemed very popular. Everywhere I went I could hear these songs playing and many times I raced through the Mumbai suburb of Bandra with the songs blaring out the back of my auto-rickshaw.

The music was written by Rajesh Roshan, who is a respected Bollywood music composer and was the soundtrack to his brother, Rakesh Roshan’s movie (the movie is good fun, too). It's also worth remembering that this soundtrack was produced at the time when all the instruments were played by real musicians rather than keyboard samples.

I’ve posted here my three favorite songs from the album.