Kyra, Holly Golightly, and Ludella. Brand new record, the first since Bongo Debbie (Debbie Green) left the band. There's till plenty of Billy Childish on this, and I'm sure that nothing on this record will lose them any of their legion of fans.
June 15, 1999
Bought for the great B-side, a cover of a Neil Young song from his out of print 'On The Beach' record. This version was recorded at the BBC, and was originally broadcast on January 15, 1999. 'Motion Pictures' is a great song and the treatment it is given here is really quite good.
The latest Elisabeth Esselink new material - slyly funky and engaging. The A-side will be on the upcoming LP, but the 2 B-sides will not. Elisabeth used to sing in a guitar band called "Sonetic Vet". She felt she couldn't fully express herself in the band and decided to start her own project. She kinda accidently bought an 8-track recorder with some sound effects on an auction. Together with an old sampler they were the equipment Elisabeth used to record some songs. Elisabeth co-owns a small secondhand record store in Amsterdam (C&D, Koningsstraat 52). Snippets from cd's in the sales bin form the base of her songs.
Tore Johansson mix with a brand new song on the b side.limited edition clear vinyl 7". Scott 4 are a band who combine electronic music with country in a cClint Eastwood not Dwight Yokam way. Their singer wears a stetson and the unusual sound is cooly presented as it they are regular and it's us who are 'out there'
From the JBO website: "King Kong, a three and a half minute psychedelic simian moon-stomp, is released on JBO on 24th May 1999. The single is released on two CDs & a12". CD2 features remixes come courtesy of French beat hop stoner Kid Loco, headfuck avant-hard analogue terrorists Add N To (X) & London's finest cinema-scope lounge core remixers Ellis Island Sound (the men responsible for last year's much lauded mix of "Cyanide").
Debut record by Long Island NY Mod/electronic/new wave Pop band with many 7"s and split singles already out. They have a sound that's both fresh and retro, with male/female vocals. In the underground pop scene they are huge right now, and deservingly so.
Dirty detroit blues punk - think the Gories or Detroit Cobras . ***I have just added this line of text on September 29, 2000: Whites Stripes turned out to be HUGE on WZBC. This was where it all began. Their very first single.
As Delia of Rough Trade says: "four young boys from Glasgow with big harmonies,sideburns and tunes". New on Flotsam and Jetsam, the same label as last weeks ph Family 7", and The Amphetameanies 7inch from a few weeks ago. I like the B-side of this single a lot.
Glaswegian band with their second single. Like Teardrop Explodes doing Scott Walker songs.
Jangly and slightly jazzy guitar-pop featuring Pam Berry (Shapiros and a dozen other bands) and Greg Pavlovcak (Ropers),situated between Holiday, Red Sleeping Beauty and Po! Nice exclusive 1997 versions of album-tracks, red vinyl. I got the following review of this single from the Boa Fanzine: "On 'Rose In The Devil's Garden' Pam Berry's immaculate, subdued vocals are enhanced with a delicious reverb glow. This is a tune with lots of unexpected twists and turns such as when the drums get all doomy or when the bass drops out leaving just trebly guitar, tambourine and brushed drums. The flipside skips into lifewith a crystal blue Smiths-y intro heralding the arrival of 'Autumn' which is surely one of the finest lilting jangle pop tunes in years. Greg (formerly of The Ropers) takes the lead vocal duties and delivers a subtly sombre psyche performance that combines wondrously with Pam's gliding backing vocals. This is a sumptuous sounding record that sounds as though it was recorded in a stately banquetting room with marble floors and velvet curtains".