Monthly Archives: June 2006

Live At Raul’s

Live At Raul’s (Raul’s Records) 1979.. Another great underrated album is “Live at Rauls”. The general consensus is that this album is to be avoided. Part of the reason for this is that it is unjustly compared to the later … Continue reading

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BPeople

BPeople – BPeople (Faulty Products) 1981. The BPeople were on Let Them Eat Jellybeans. They were a good band with a couple of really great songs. This was the second Delaney LA supergroup after The Deadbeats and before The Romans … Continue reading

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The Offs – First Record

The Offs – First Record. In my earlier Rammelzee post I alluded to this record as another record the artist Basquiat was involved with. Unlike “Beat Bop”, Basquiat’s involvement with the Offs merely involved designing the cover. If ever a … Continue reading

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Articles Of Faith – "Wait" Outtakes

Those Alternative Tentacles reissues are essential no doubt. But the German released “Core” compilation from the early 1990′s is even better because of the outtakes from the “Wait” EP recording session. As most of you know, AOF represented the second … Continue reading

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Black Randy and The Metrosquad — Pass The Dust…

Black Randy and The Metrosquad – Pass The Dust I Think I’m Bowie (Dangerhouse) 1979. OK, I’m gonna assume that you have read “We Got The Neutron Bomb” and “Lexicon Devil”. If not, go read them. I’m gonna assume that … Continue reading

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Rammelzee vs K-Rob — Beat Bop

Rammelzee vs K-Rob – Beat Bop (Tar Town) 1983. So the moment when the downtown NYC No-Wave Scene and the rap/breakdance/graffiti scene from the Bronx and elsewhere met in the early 1980′s is pretty interesting. Probably the most famous export … Continue reading

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Phase II – The Roxy

Phase II – The Roxy (Celluloid) 1982. Phase II was another graffiti artist from NYC who took a stab at recording with “The Roxy”. Not as mind-alteringly cool as “Beat Bop” but still pretty wild. Note the great vocodoer vocals. … Continue reading

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Yello – I.T. Splash / Gluehead 7inch (1979)

Yello – I.T. Splash // Gluehead> (Future Sound) 1979. I have always been a big fan of early Yello. I first discovered them on Night Flight, the great late night video/fringe show on the USA network back in the early … Continue reading

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