Monday, August 31, 2009

Peter and The Test Tube Babies - Live and Loud

this is a 1990 release from the test tube was the first record of theirs that i bought from a great record shop in camden.anyway the band originally formed in 1978 and after recording a session for mr. peel they made their vinyl debut being featured on a compilation of brighton bands called ' vaultage 78'.always a band ive wanted to see live but havent managed to yet but they still do gigs occasionally so theres always hope.this is a great live album and features a furious version of my fave 'banned from the pubs' and the always funny 'elvis is dead'.this deserves a place in your without further ado please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s my scanner is being a bastard at the moment so i had to get the covers from the interweb.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Only Ones - Peel Sessions

after a request for something by the only ones, here we have their sessions recorded for the john peel show.made up of 4 sessions recorded from 77 - 80 at bbcs maida vale studios.some great songs featured here including of course 'another girl,another planet', 'in betweens' and a great version of 'why dont you kill yourself?'.some nice buzzcocksy style guitars on the 77 sessions make this a great cd for you to its time to listen,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Guana Batz - Held Down...At Last

continuing the psychobilly theme we have this offering from the guana batz originally released in 1985 where it reached no.1 in the independent charts.this album brilliantly captures the psychobilly legends that were the guana batz in their prime.the standout track for me here is of course 'king rat'.anyway please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

The Meteors - In Heaven

this is usually credited as being the album that kicked off the psychobilly revolution.its the debut album from the meteors and was released back in 1981.its 15 tracks of pure psychobilly.all i can really say about this album is play it loud,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Guana Batz - Peel Sessions

good morning listeners.the first post today is the peel sessions recorded by 'the guana batz' one of the original psychobilly bands who formed in 1982.the band are still together and still touring occasionally so if you see a gig advertised go and see them.this is a great cd and features a great version of 'brand new cadillac' and 'zombie walk'.if this cd doesnt get you doing the famous psychobilly 'chicken' dance then there may be no hope for you!so i advise you to play this loud,try to dance,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Cherry Bombz - House of Ecstasy

i picked this up recently in the record and tape exchange shop in greenwich.(if your in london go there and check their bargain basement)i hadnt heard of the band before but when i saw that members include terry chimes(ex-clash) and dave tregunna (sham 69) i had to get also features ex members of hanoi rocks and er...... toto coelo.its a combination of live tracks and studio cuts etc.its got a glam kind of sound but thats probably the 'hanoi' influence shining through.they actually also remind me of the band from the film waynes world.listen to the song 'aint what you do' and youll see what i mean!so hopefulyy you'll listen and enjoy it,like it and then leave a comment on it.thanks!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Alarm - Roslyn NY 83

this post was requested by hammer.its an alarm show from a club in new york in 1983.its 14 tracks long with very good sound all the way through.i believe it may be an fm broadcast so that may explain the quality.anyway this band were originally a punk band called 'the toilets' that formed in wales in 1977.about a year later they became a mod band and went by the name 'seventeen' and released a single in 79 called 'dont let go'.so if anyone finds this please let me know.anyway i hope you like the listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

No Doubt - Live in California '09

first up today we have this great show from no doubt recorded in irvine california on a date of their current u.s tour.featuring 19 songs this is a really good sounding audience recording.feauring no doubt classics like 'just a girl','sunday morning' and 'hella good' and a couple of great cover versions 'guns of navarone'(which is brilliant),'stand and deliver' and 'its my life' by talk talk.i really enjoyed listening to this show and i think you will play this loud,skank about like you just dont care and then leave a comment.thanks!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Specials - Live Newcastle 79

i got home from work a few hours ago and look what i found in the letterbox.camden dave got this from a torrentty place or lime wire or something and did me a copy of it.its great to hear some new specials stuff.the sounds pretty good for a 30 year old audience recording.its just great to hear the specials from 1979 just to reaffirm that they sound as good today as they did back then.anyway you know everything about the band by now so its just time for me to be quiet and for you to listen(on a decent pair of headphones!)enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Rich Kids - Live Barbarellas 1978

today is request day here at muebles towers.this was requested by 'anonymous' and here it is for whoever he or she may be.its a good gig with 16 tracks in total.its a decent quality audience recording and reminds us of what a really good band the rich kids were and who should have been so much bigger.ive also got their 'rock goes to college' gig somewhere in the archives so when i find it it will be posted now you have to play this loud,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Sham Pistols - Live

tonights post is a bit of a ' what if?'.it is the recording of the only and only time the sham pistols played live together, if somewhat is what wikipedia had to say about it.
"The Sham Pistols were a group that never really existed. After the break up of The Sex Pistols, guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook were looking to form a new band. Various names were mentioned as new bandmates including Bob Geldof, but it was vocalist Jimmy Pursey and bass player Dave Treganna from fellow punk band Sham 69 who were recruited.
At what was intended to be Sham's final concert at the Glasgow Apollo Theatre on June 29, 1979 Jones and Cook had joined Sham onstage for the encore of "Pretty Vacant", "White Riot", "If the Kids are United" and "What Have We Got"? This was to be the start of the new band. Time was spent in the studio where two songs were recorded - "Some Play Dirty" and "Natural Born Killer" (which was later reworked as The Professionals' "Kick Down the Doors"). However problems around deciding the name of the new group (Pursey favoured using 'The Sham Pistols'), and arguments within the band meant that it was not to be. On 19 August Jones and Cook walked out of a recording session,with Jones saying "It's worse than working with Rotten". The studio recordings have never seen the light of day, but the encore at the Glasgow Apollo was released on Sham's Last Stand and Sham 69 Live in Glasgow 1979. The latter miscredits the Sham song "George Davis is Innocent (also known as "The Cockney Kids are Innocent" and "Everybody's Innocent") as the Sex Pistols' "No One is Innocent".
so there you have it kids.if only?id like to hear those studio tracks so if anyones got them please get in its time again to listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Friday, August 14, 2009

X Ray Spex - Live CBGB's 1978

a late post today is this brilliant live offering from the wonderful xray spex recorded at the (now sadly closed)legendary cbgb's.its 12 songs in total and its a pretty good sound for what it is.listen carefully to the beginning of art-i-ficial, i laughed a lot.anyway time to take in some classic old school punk rawk,enjoy it and then leave a comment.thanks!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Housemartins - Raise the Flag

the final offering from The Housemartins this evening is this other collection of odds and ends from self proclaimed '4th best band in hull'.again a collection of b-sides and all those sort of things etc.biopunk it has that track you were looking for 'i bit my lip'.for the rest of you its time to listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

The Housemartins - Radio sessions + Demos

the second post is another from those lovable scallywags the housemartins.with this one it does exactly as it says on the tin.i think its possibly an expanded edition of the live at the bbc album but unofficial of course.anyway im sure someone out there in interweb land will be able to enlighten listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

The Housemartins - Live Glastonbury 1986

the first post today is this offering of the housemartins recorded at glastonbury in june 86.its a short set of only 9 songs but it is the full set.if you are a fan its worth having in your collection.great songs and a good sound make this an excellent listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Housemartins - London0 Hull4

a great listen here for you today from the self christened '4th best band in hull'.i only started listening to this again recently and thought it might be good to share here.ive got all the 7" in fact nearly all the vinyl they released and this is another album to bring back a lot of happy memories.some great singles are on this one including 'happy hour' which if i remember correctly had a very funny video to go with it.anyway im sure you all know the story of the band who initially formed in 1983 as a duo but went through several line up changes and at one point included future fatboy slim norman without further ado its time to listen,enjoy and leave a coment.thanks!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Zeros - Live at The Elbo Room '09

this is a great live recording of legendary punk/garagepunk band The Zeros.this is a recent audience recording capturing the band at their brilliant live best.anyway this is a show brimming full of energy and raw garagey rocks!so listen to it loud enjoy and then leave a comment thanks!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dexys Midnight Runners - Rockpalast 1983

evening quench your musical thirsts this evening we have this wonderful recording from dexys ,which was recorded for the tv show rockpalast in 1983.considering all the boots that surface from that show they must have some archive!anyway this features 14 tracks and they're all great. a very good sound from this gig which i think all you dexys fans will once again its time to listen, enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!
sorry if any of you have had problems with is a new link for you to try.ive given it a go and it seems to work fine now.
new link : dexrkpls.rar

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Killjoys - Johnny wont get to Heaven

well here we are listeners.the muebles blog is 1 year old today and id like to thank everyone who has visited the blog,left comments, sent me cd's, links to more great music and blogs and everything else in between.thankyou thankyou thankyou.
the first post in this second year continues the recent dexys related theme.its the first single from kevin rowlands punk band the killjoys and a cracking listen it is.its the 2 tracks from the single and a bonus track from a compilation album i cant remember the name of!so listen,pogo,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Art Attacks - I am a Dalek

this first post today is for jonny who requested something by the art the moment the only release i can find in the muebles archives is this their debut 'i am a dalek' single from early 1977.its only 2 tracks but its a great listen.its classic old school punk(with a singer called 'savage pencil' it couldnt be anything else!) and if you like this sort of thing you will like this.i do have their second single 'punk rock stars' somewhere (or at least i used to!) but im sure ive seen it at camden daves house at some point.anyway i also just realised that tomorrow the blog is one year old!but anyway im off to work for a few hours now so some more posts later this afternoon to help celebrate this momentous now its time to listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dexys Midnight Runners - Heipop Festival 1981

the final dexys related post today is another shortish one from the heipop festival in 1981.another quality dutch radio broadcast which features 9 songs in this cd.great sound throughout so i hope you all listen,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!

Dexys Midnight Runners - Holland 1980

the second post today finds kevin rowlands merry men in holland in 1980.its another short show with only 7 songs this time around but who cares when they are this good and full of energy.i dont know much about this show as there wasnt eany info with the c.d but hey thats life!so play loud,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Dexys Midnight Runners - The Palace 1983

good evening everyone in interweb we have the first of 3 dexys related posts today.its taken from a live show at the palace theatre in hollywood in 1983.the show (or at least this part of it) was broadcast on an f.m station so the sound quality is excellent.there are only 6 songs featured here but its still a great show.anyway i hope you all enjoy this and the next two play loud,wear a little wooly hat , enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dexys Midnight Runners - Live in L.A '83

this is a great show from dexys recorded in LA in 1983.15 tracks here from mr. rowlands young soul rebels are here including my two faves geno and plan b.but no dance stance.oh well.its a really nice sound quality on this recording although the 'screamer' gets a bit annoying at the start of the gig!anyhoo its time to listen,then put on your little wooly hat and donkey jacket,carry a holdall everywhere ,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

White Stripes - Peel Sessions

ok then here we go with the white stripes and their mega collection of tracks recorded for mr. peel.ive been listening to this collection today and its a bit of a grower if you know what i mean.again a band i know nothing about but i do have a few tracks of theres on my eyepod.this is a mega collection of songs (well 26 actually) so im wondering how many sessions it was recorded in.i asked a mate who told me it was two recorded in july and november 2001 but who knows.i looked on wikipedia but there is so much info about them that it started to hurt my brain with all the reading i had to if your like me and you quite like the band but know nothing about them, then go here and get busy reading.theres two links here but thats because it came on 2 cd's and so i could u/l it to now all you need to do is read,listen,enjoy and leave a comment.oh and if someone knows where i can get the artwork for these or if someone makes a cover for it please get in touch.thanks!

The Slits - Peel Sessions

keeping things punk and pistols related(ill explain in a second!)finds us with this compilation of slits sessions also recorded for john peel.the band formed in 1976 from the ashes of two bands (flowers of romance and the castrators).the current line up of the band features several of the original line up but also holly cook who is paul cooks daughter and Ari Up (vocals)is also johnny rottens step daughter.there we have the pistols connection.anyway please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Sex Pistols - There'll Always Be An England

this is a great pistols show here with excellent sound was recorded at brixton academy not too long ago for a dvd release of the same name.i think the cd here is taken directly from the dvd.anyway not really any surprises with regards the songs they played but its a good document of an always great band live and on record.ive seen them a couple of times and ive always enjoyed it.anyway promise to play this loud,listen carefully to johnnys between song banter,and then enjoy it so much you feel compelled to comment on it.thanks!

Blur - Live at Peel Acres

next up today we have 6 tracks recorded by blur at the late john peels place, peel acres.the date given on the cover is 22/4/97 but again im not sure if its a recorded or broadcast date.oh well.what we do get is great sound,great playing and a great version of 'song2'.ok i know even less about blur than i do the smiths so i'll shut up now but i do like this short set they did.anyway please listen to it,enjoy it and then please comment on it.thanks!

Dee Dee King - Standing in the Spotlight

this is dee dee ramones first solo was made a short while after he'd left da brudders ramone and for all the talk of it being a rap album i dont think it really is.ok yes there are a few 'rap' tunes on it but there is also that trademark ramone surf/punk influence in the writing and guitar playing.weve got songs here like 'commotion in the ocean' that could easily be a ramones tune and of course 'the crusher' which the ramones would record themselves.anyway also here is the 12" version of dee dees single 'funky man' which has an early 'beastie boys' or a def jam kind of a vibe going im starting to babble now its over to you guys to listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

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