Viva Los Angeles (II)

I was able to take advantage of some quiet time in the office and upload all of Viva Los Angeles (II) a couple of days ago. So, instead of uploading half now and half later, here’s the entire compilation.

An unexplained feature of this particular compilation is some text in the liner notes about Psi Com, making it seem like you sould expect some music from Psi-Com (featuring Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell) on here… (there isn’t any, though…). But on a related note, maybe some of my Radio Tokyo Tapes comps will be posted here soon.

Read on for the tracklist and to dowload the mp3s….

Viva Los Angeles (I)

This is one of those cool random compilations that I picked up when I was in my “I’m going to collect everything that Savage Republic is on” phase (which, by the way, is probably a lost cause, so I don’t recommend trying it…. It would be like me trying to collect all the random Man Is The Bastard releases out there…. Stick to the official releases since they all rock….).

The Fruit of the Original Sin

I’m not too sure what to say about this release. It is one of the more random things that I ran across in G’pa’s record collection. Over the years it has totally grown on me, and as far as artsy compilations go, I really enjoy this one.

Not a perfect transfer. There are a couple of places where the record sticks and there are a few pops and scratches, but I’ve grown quite fond of them…. As with the other stuff so far, I wasn’t patient enough to separate the tracks. Read more for the complete track-listing.

John Bender - Pop Surgery

Well, judging by the number of downloads of the first John Bender album that I posted, I figured I would go ahead and post the other LP that I have. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything else by him… but if someone else does, please pass it on. I’d be more than happy to use my web-space and put it online if you’re in the sharing mood too…. Coming maybe next month… The Fruit of the Original Sin—a pretty cool artsy compilation from maybe the early 1980s with bands like DNA, The Durutti Column, and the French Impressionists and a lot of even more artsy poetry/spoken word stuff from people like Winston Tong (of Tuxedomoon) and W.

Mark Lane - Who's Really Listening

Among the mass of records in my grandfather’s music library, there was a record by Mark Lane with a relatively local address (I was in Santa Barbara, the record label was in Ventura—just a half hour away). I thought I would check it out and see what it was all about, and it turned out to be some pretty cool electronic minimalism….

John Bender - Plaster Falling

Sealed in Latex for Your Protection

This post represents the first installment of old out-of-print vinyl-to-mp3 downloads being put online. I figured that I would start with John Bender, because back when I had my list of mp3s online, he was one of the most requested artist.