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July 14, 2006

Joe Bataan

title:: The Joe Bataan Anthology
label:: Koch Records

Joe Battan was born Bataan Nitollano to Afro-Filipino parents in East Harlem NYC. He is considered to be the King of Latin Rn'B.

In 1976 he co-founded Salsoul Records with Ken Cayre. The label was named after the record of the same name which Joe released in 1973.

The Buff Medways / The Buffets

title:: The Buff Medways vs. The Buffets
label::Damaged Goods

A split EP between two Billy Childish projects, in thr same way that he used to have Thee Headcoats and Thee Headcoatees, he now has The Buff Medways and The Buffets.

If you are a fan of Billy Childish (and who isn't!), you may want to pick up this EP for the two exclusive tracks: Just 15 performed by The Buffets, and What You Got from an XFM session The Buff Medways recorded.


title:: Back in Denim
label:: West Midlands

Lawrence Hayward is the man behind Denim. Originally the founder and guitar sound of the avant pop band Felt.

Felt mixed the sensibility of the Velvet Underground and spawn bands like Television. Denim is a band that takes its cue from the seventies but not from the arty and obscure influential powerhouses of the seventies. This band takes its cue from "glam-rock".

Dirt Crew

title:: Silver
label:: My Best Friend

Silver is their first 12inch on the label My Best Friend, a subsidiary of Traum Schallplatten in Germany. The sound is New Beat / Acid House.

The A side Silver has snippets of a vocal, while the B side Lost is one 4/4 beat extended over the length of the track.