Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Say Hello to the Spirit of Old 1978 (FREE Melbourne 25/10)

Pictured above: Boys Next Door at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide, May 1978
An event celebrating the release of a new book, 'The Big Beat: rock music in Australia 1978-1983, through the pages of Roadrunner magazine'
Join a panel of Phill Calvert (ex-Boys Next Door/The Birthday Party), John Dowler (Young Modern) and author Donald Robertson, with moderator Pierre Sutcliffe (ex-Models), at a Melbourne event to mark the release of 'The Big Beat', a hard cover, A4 size, 544 page collection of the best of Australian independent music magazine Roadrunner. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night (RRP $99)
Date And Time
Fri., 25 October 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
112 Acland Street
St Kilda, VIC 3182


Jen Cloher & Tiny Ruins - Impossible Germany

Melbourne's own Ms Cloher covers Wilco...a version of this can be found on the latest Uncut magazine cover CD

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

The Idea Machine: Brion Gysin


Uncollected Writings of David Cloud Berman
Groupthink and Other Painful Reflections on ​Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

Monday, 19 August 2019

Bonnie Prince Billy Mixtapes Vols 1-4

1. O How I Enjoy the Light / Will New Comp 7 Songs
2. Goat and Ram / Bonny Sweeny Roughs + some mixes
3. Brother Warrior / Kate Wolf
4. Molly Baun / with Harem Scarem / the Birnham Sessions 
5. King at Night / with The Picket Line / Practice Session 5.2.08
6. No Time To Cry / Clifton Center, Louisville 12.17.15
7. Wolf Among Wolves / Bonny Roughs 8.02
8. Strange Form of Life / Radio Inter. Paris, France "White Session" 1.20.09
9. Weaker Solider
10. Open Up / David Byrne Demo by BPB
11. Rider / Joya

1. All Gone / Will Oldham Solo
2. Better Than I Used To Be / Barely Regal EP
3. Grand Dark Feeling of Emptiness / "Tripping With Caveh" Soundtrack
4. So Everyone / Lie Down In The Light Demos
5. You Will Miss Me When I Burn / Greatest Palace Rough Mix
6. O Lord Are You In Need? / Lost Blues
7. Ease Down the Road / PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia "Studio 5 Live" 
8. Let It Be Me / Takes Blood to Make Blood EP
9. Better Days / Wolf of the Cosmos
10. Walking the Dog / Will & Dawn What The Brothers Sang Roughs
11. No Quarter / Oldham EP
12. Ohio River Boat Song / Lost Blues Palace Music (Revised) 3.8.99
13. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow / Bonny Billy Outtakes

1. Omaha / Bonny Tour 06 Roughs
2. Wouldnt It Be Nice / Beach Boys Cover / Rough Mix (Oldham Brothers)
3. Quail and Dumplings / 10.23.11 CCVF Guimaraes, Portugal
4. All These Vicious Dogs / 3.2002
5. Little Bridges / Vocal Only for Angie Hart "Eat My Shadow" LP
6. Idumaea / BPB + MS One Music 8.23.05
7. Lord of the Manor > I Wonder If I Care As Much / Takes Blood to Make Blood EP
8. The Way / PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia 9.23.04 "Studio5 Live"
9. His Hands / for Candi
10. How About Thank You / "White Session" Radio International Paris 1.20.09
11. For Every Field There's A Mole / LIDL Demos
1. May It Always Be / Bonny Billy 2000 Pre-Master (Ease Down The Road)
2. All The Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands/Sufjan Stevens Cover for Seven Swans Reimagined 
3. Pretty Saro / Oldham EP
4. Da Piccolissimi Pezzi / Vocals Only for Numero 6
5. Horses / 7.4.08 Rudolstadt Festival, Germany
6. Barcelona > 66 / Live
7. Do You Want to Be Buried With My People? / Scout Niblett mixes 5.12.07
8. Cycles / (selfish) Will Solo w/ Acoustic Guitar (Ask Forgiveness Demos)
9. There Are Worse Things I Could Do / Headliners Music Hall 12.20.13
10. Jerusalem (dry version) / Palace 12.94 Viva Ultra

1. Come In / "Come In/Trudy Dies" (Palace) 7" (1994)
2. Storms / Matt Sweeney - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Split 7" with Billy Gibbons (2012)
3. Major March / Amalgamated Sons of Rest (2002)
4. Solemn 119 / Marquis de Tren and Bonny Billy - Solemns (2013)
5. Champion / Chijimi (2009)
6. No Such As What I Want / Black Dissimulation / No Such As What I Want 7" (1998)
7. The Best of Folks / Split 7" with Naked Shortsellers (2018) 
8. Song For The New Breed / Louisville Sonic Imprint (2000)
9. You Win / "Midday / You Win" Bonnie Prince Billy and the Cairo Gang 7" (2010)
10. Death To Everyone / Pond Scum (2016)
11. In Spite of Ourselves / Susanna and Bonny Billy Sing . . . 7" (2009)
12. Island Brothers / "Island Brothers / New Wonder" BPB + the Cairo Gang (2011)

1. Thunder Road / Tortoise and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Brave and the Bold (2006)
2. Life In Muscle / "Must Be Blind / Life In Muscle" Matt Sweeney + BPB (2011)
3. Beware Your Only Friend / It Happened Here - Live At Landlocked 7" RSD (2010)
4. Whipped / B-Sides from Time To Be Clear 7" (2010)
5. You Have Been Seen / "Conquer / You Have Been Seen" 7" (2018)
6. Am I Not A Soldier / Alexis Taylor vs. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Am I Not A Weaker Soldier 7" (2014)
7. I See A Darkness / Will Oldham - Songs of Love and Horror (2018) LP
8. Remember the Terror Time / Afternoon (2012) 10"
9. Might As Well Smile / Tip the Glass and Feel the Bottom 10" (2015)
10. Don't I Look Good Today? / Palace Brothers - Louisville Sluggers Vol. 3 (1993)
11. Suddenly The Darkness / Bonnie 'Prince Billy and Phantom Family Halo "The Mindeater" 10" (2011)
12. Blue Boy / "Bonnie Blue Billy"


1. Easy Does It / Roughs for Lie Down In The Light
2. We All Us Three Will Ride / Final Mixes 2002 
3. Costa Rica / Will & Matt Sweeney Recorded 10.6.07 by Don Fleming on the Lomax Nagra Upper Mountain Studio, New Jersey
4. Troublesome Houses / 3.5.2012 Sydney Opera House
5. John the Baptist / Bonny Tour 06 Roughs
6. World's Greatest > Rich Wife Full of Happiness / 6.23.2008 Lucerna Music Bar, Prague 
7. Work Hard, Play Hard / All Mix Greatest Palace Music
8. Where Is The Puzzle? / Daytrotter
9. Black Ice Cream / LDIL Demos
10. Brokedown Palace / Pebbles & Ripples 2004
11. Signifying Wolf / Dawn's Tape
1. My Only Friend /Stroke - Songs for Chris Knox 2009
2. Singer's Grave, A Sea of Sheep/Rec'd @The Beach House, Nashville/ Singer's Grave
3. I See A Darkness /12.13.01 "Totally Wired" 3PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia
4. Madeline Mary / 4.8.01 Club 2 Munich, Germany
5. Death to Everyone / 3.18.2007 Ellokal, Zurich, Switzerland
6. Stable Will / 9.8.94 Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland
7. Antagonism / Practice 2
8. Soul Rebel / Bonny Billy - "Live Raga" Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland 2.1.01
9. The Way I Am / Ask Forgiveness


Mind Melt

Frightened Rabbit - Tiny Changes tribute album documentary

T in the Park (2016)

Glastonbury (2016)

The Bridge 909 in Studio (2016)

AVC Session and Interview (2018)

Jefferson Airplane - If You Feel Like China Breaking (Musikhalle Hamburg 05/9/68)

Uncle Sam Blues (Woodstock 1969)

We Can Be Together (Live in studio 1970)

Eskimo Blue Day (Live 1970)

Fly Jefferson Airplane documentary

Jean-Luc Cornec's Telephone Sheep from his installation „TribuT“


Monday, 12 August 2019

Loulou Picasso

These have recently been posted on Loulou's Facebook page and he did tell me the other day that there will be a book of this recent work to be published in November

Anyone want to lend me (AUS) $21,011.13?

Keith Haring . . . actually got down on his knees because of my height and drew this [light bulb character]. I could feel him etching against my back. This is not an image that you see replicated if you were to look at [Haring's] body of work, so it really speaks to his improvisation and the spirit of where we were at that particular time on that night.

 - Joy Bouldin. 

Marker pen and ink on a black leather jacket (1984) 

An exceptional collaboration artwork. Keith Haring contributes three drawings, a dark green figure diving head first from the right lapel, a dark green snake on the left lapel and a larger light green dancing lightbulb man to the jacket back; Futura adds a large old school tag above Haring in white on the back, a spraycan character drawing underneath Haring on the right lapel, and the scribble tag in green on the left lapel; Fab 5 Freddy takes the left arm in green and dates his tag 1984; Cey (see also this) draws a stylish "C" outline in silver, dated 1984 to the back and tags in silver on the left lapel; Kano (who went on to be one of the most influential A&R representatives in hip hop, working for Tommy Boy, Elektra and Warner) draws a character and tags "Kano love" & "Fresh Kidd" in silver on the back of the right sleeve; Stash contributes several drawings to the back in green including a character and TV screen, also a "destiny" (DestroyEverySubwayTrainInNewYork) outline in green to the bottom left front and possibly the "joystick" outline in pink and green above (although this has futura-esque highlights and elements); Energy (NRG) and Africa131 (Cmor / Afrochild) also tag. There is a silver full body character underneath the front lapel and a couple of other tags that as yet we are unable to attribute. An exceptional artwork bringing together the elite movers and shakers of the 1980s art and club scene. This was Joy's favourite jacket and the one she considered the most important. Provenance: Joy "Joystick" Bouldin. Joy was a key figure in the New York club scene of the early 1980s. Aged 18, she arrived in New York and, eschewing her plans to go to college, found work at the Mudd Club. Here she was befriended by Andy Warhol, who introduced her to his inner circle, including Jean-Michel Basquiat (for whom she modelled) and Keith Haring. In 1982 she quit her job in a law firm to "work the elevator" at Danceteria. Deciding who to let in to the private club gave her a key position at the forefront of the emerging culture of the time, positioned at the intersection between fashion, Pop Art, Hip Hop and graffiti. Like key door-people everywhere, Joy knew everyone and everyone knew her. She came up with the idea of having the best known and most applauded graffiti writers, pop artists and musicians tag or draw on her clothing as they came in and out of the club. In doing so she created a wearable original artwork merging fashion, art and music that now also serves as a significant historical document
For sale
Actually I only need to borrow 20,593.28 Australian dollars!

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Everybody in the Place: an Incomplete History of Britain 1984 - 1992

Acid house is often portrayed as a movement that came out of the blue, inspired by little more than a handful of London-based DJs discovering ecstasy on a 1987 holiday to Ibiza. In truth, the explosion of acid house and rave in the UK was a reaction to a much wider and deeper set of fault lines in British culture, stretching from the heart of the city to the furthest reaches of the countryside, cutting across previously impregnable boundaries of class, identity and geography.
With Everybody in the Place, the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller upturns popular notions of rave and acid house, situating them at the very centre of the seismic social changes that reshaped 1980s Britain. Rare and unseen archive materials map the journey from protest movements to abandoned warehouse raves, the white heat of industry bleeding into the chaotic release of the dancefloor.
We join an A-level politics class as they discover these stories for the first time, viewing the story of acid house from the perspective of a generation for whom it is already ancient history. We see how rave culture owes as much to the Battle of Orgreave and the underground gay clubs of Chicago as it does to shifts in musical style: not merely a cultural gesture, but the fulcrum for a generational shift in British identity, linking industrial histories and radical action to the wider expanses of a post-industrial future.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Damo Suzuki - Live @ Laugharne Festival 2019

Improv 1

Improv 2
Featuring Damo Suzuki, Julian Hayman, Euros Childs, Richard James, Ed Mugford and Stephen Morris

Thursday, 4 April 2019

A Certain Ratio - Houses In Motion

A cover version of Talking Heads’ ‘Houses In Motion’, using Jez Kerr’s guide vocals (pre to him becoming the band’s singer). Grace Jones never completed her vocal take, after attending one of the recording sessions with the band.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Roots Manuva & Doug Wimbish - Spit Bits


Thursday, 14 March 2019

Curtis Mayfield by Jason Heller

Curtis Mayfield’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Curtis Mayfield - Beat Club, Bremen, West Germany, January 19, 1972 Part 1/2

Back in London in the early eighties I had a friend who put a funk band together called 'Work Party' and I went to see their debut gig at Covent Garden's Rockgarden. They were really good and a short while later when I was working at Dingwalls in Camden it was announced that Curtis Mayfield was to play and I managed to wangle my friend's band the support slot. Somewhere I may have still have recordings of those two gigs, I certainly do still have their first demo tape in storage. A great wee combo who I believe had another demo produced by Fritz Skidoo. Interestingly enough Fritz has no memory of this but I am sure that my friend, gerry Murphy, told me this just before I moved to Australia in 86

Talk Talk - Eden (Rehearsal Cassette)

A late-stage rehearsal straight to cassette for reference. Recorded shortly before going into the studio, probably at John Henry rehearsal rooms. This is Mark on guitar, Lee on drums, and myself on piano and organ (the bass was always addressed in the studio once the basic track was down, which is why it doesn't feature here).
It's best to take the 8 minutes out and listen to the end, preferably in headphones, and in a quiet space
Thanks Stan

Joni Mitchell with LA Express - Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC 1974)

Joni Mitchell - Vocals/guitar/piano
Tom Scott - Saxophone
Robben Ford - Guitar
Max Bennett - Bass
John Guerin - Drums
Roger Kellaway - Keyboards

Friday, 1 March 2019

Lee 'Scratch' Perry - African Starship

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Black Cab - Take It

Mark Hollis: reluctant pop star who redefined rock

19 Minutes of Mark Hollis Talking About Laughing Stock

Mark Hollis on Music

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Nick Cave on Grief

Thursday, 25 October 2018


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Thor Harris: Worst Show Ever Podcast

Open House with Paul Simonon


Saturday, 15 September 2018


All issues of Neil Young Appreciation Society's BROKEN ARROW fanzine online


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Penny Reel R.I.P.

Penny Reel Selection on Manasseh KISS FM Show (199X)
Side A
Side B
Pressure Drop 1 & 2 (the world's first reggae fanzine)
Published in 1975 and 1976
Edited by Nick Kimberley and Penny Reel with assistance from Chris Lane. I used to have these a l o n g time ago, the only two issues that were published, although Chris Lane says here
We were going to do a third one because we all agreed at the time that 1972 had been such a classic year for reggae. We were going to do a 1972 edition of Pressure Drop and write it as though it was actually 1972: “Look at this great record from Glen Brown, Merry Up. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before”. Of course we never got round to it but Nick knew someone at Pluto Press and we actually signed a contract and got paid a very small advance to write this book about reggae. It was going to be the history of reggae and I remember at the time that I even did a thing about dub and how dubs are mixed, the track layouts, why the Studio One dubs on the albums sound the way they do because they come from 2-track tape, how the Tubby’s dubs sound the way they do because they’re using 4-track tape, and the Channel One’s…
My BIG thanks to Nigel for passing them along

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Paul Kelly - With The One I Love

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Wu Ming
Q Anon

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Do you honestly want to look like this?

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FUCK ROCK & ROLL (A Season In Hell)

Tom Verlaine: gtr/vocals
Richard Hell: bass/vocals
Richard Lloyd: gtr/vocals
Billy Ficca: drums

1. Fuck Rock and Roll (I’d Rather Read a Book)
2. Horizontal Ascension
3. I’m Gonna Find You
4. I Don’t Care
5. Marquee Moon
6. You Rip My Feelings Out
7. Excitement
8. What I Heard
9. Telepathic Valentine
10. Change Your Channels
11. Judy
12. Psychotic Reaction
13. Prove It
14. Friction
15. Venus De Milo
16. Double Exposure
17. Marquee Moon
18. Hard On Love (Fast Version)
19. UFO
20. Poor Circulation
21. Breakin’ In My Heart
22. Blank Generation


Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Trouble Funk: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Thanks DJPigg
New Australian Laws Will Allow the Use of Military to Break Protests

Frazer Price: Rubbish font

Free download

Hackers break into voting machines within 2 hours at Defcon