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Four Scores From Seven Days Ago

October 6, 2014 Leave a comment

by Cherene

Burger Records done did it again!! Last week we got a bunch of cassette tapes from Burger Records and lately my cassette game has been slippin’ so…

I bought two off the strength of the cover art, one because it said Fresno on it, and the last one was because I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about it. I’ll start with what I listened to first, which also happens to be in the order of why I bought them.

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Chico Sonido – Nalga (booty) Bass
Let me tell you, this tape right here will boogie woogie on your brain. I was not prepared for this tape at all. I was not expecting it to sound like I was at some cumbia club. It reminded me of walking down the strip in Acapulco on Friday night which is nothing but a party almost every five steps. The track with Ninas Fresas featuring Camila Sodi is a lot slower than the rest of the tape but might be my favorite track on the whole tape.



Death Valley Girls – Street Venom
What could easily be mistaken as delinquent biker gang actually turned out to be a new favorite group. The best way to describe it would be…they sound like the Go Go’s if they said F word to MTV and the lineup change, then added Kathleen Hanna’s voice somewhere in there, and at the same time went a little heavy sort of like L7. That’s the best way to describe what I think Death Valley Girls sound like.


Various Artists – Party in the Tower
The only reason I bought this tape was because it said Fresno and that is a town near where I’m from so of course I bought it. It’s a compilation of four different bands from Fresno between 1980-88 and each band has four songs. I’m glad I bought it because it was all really good. I especially liked the Clams, on the first side of the tape. It’s always really awesome when you find out good music came from near where you’re from.


Pizza Time – Quiero Mas
Again, another tape that I thought was just gonna be silly and I was oh so wrong. The whole thing is sung in Spanish. So they could be talking about how candy is gross or that ice cream is the worst thing ever invented (I totally disagree) but I’ll never know because I don’t understand that so if that’s what they’re talking about, whatever, cuz I don’t understand it. I finally got my hands on this cassette and I’m glad I did because this thing always sells so fast and after listening to it I understand why. So get yours before it’s gone!!


What We’re Listening to in Santa Cruz

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

J Dilla – Donuts
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
Pavement – Brighten the Corners
Grimes – Vision
Starkey – Orbits
Traxman – Da Mind of Traxman
Ginuwine – The Bachelor
Dillinger – CB-200
Punch – Push Pull
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Forces of Victory

Bad Religion – True North
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Devil Makes Three – Devil Makes Three
DJ Shadow – Reconstructed
Specials – More or Less Specials

Illusion of Self – Illusion of Self
Various Artists – Survival of the Fattest
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Heist
Kronos Quartet – Dracula Score
Band of Orcs – Adding Heads to the Pile
Chop Tops – Deadly Love
Stellar Corpses – Dead Stars Drive-In
Dethklok – Dethalbum 3
Muse – 2nd Law
Psychostick – Sandwich & Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs
Fury 66 – Red Giant Evolution
Good Riddance – Comprehensive Guide to Modern Rebellion

Ryan Bingham – Mescalito
Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
Kathy Mattea – Calling Me Home
Uncle Tupelo – Mar. 16-20 1992
Aretha Franklin – 30 Greatest Hits
Old Crow Medicine Show – O.C.M.S.
Steve Earle – I Feel Alright

Glass Prism – The Raven
Walker Brothers – You’re All Around Me
Big Sleep – Bluebell Wood
Skip Bifferty – Come Around
Free Spirits – I’m Gonna Be Free
Scott Walker – Hero of the War
Atlee – Jesus People
Waterloo – Black Born Children
Bo Hansson – Desuarta Ryttarna & Flykten Till Vadstallet
Czar – Tread Softly On My Dreams

Crystal Castles – III
Goat – World Music
Ahmad Zahir – King of ’70s Afghan Pop Vol. 2 & 3
Darling Farah – Body
Starkey – Orbits
Beneath – Illusions EP
Dusk & Blackdown – Dasaflex
Purity Ring – Shrines

Diiv – Oshin
Wild Nothing – Gemini
Doc Martin – Sublevel: Space is the Race
DJ Heather – House of Om
Various Artists – The Bombay Connection
Photek – Ku Palm
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (vinyl reissue)
DJ Cam – Mad Blunted Jazz
Digable Planets – Blowout Comb

Sleep – Dopesmoker
Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
J.D. McPherson – Signs & Signifiers
Deep Ellum – Welcome to Deep Ellum
Various Artists – Stax: Number 1’s
Immortal Technique – 3rd World
O’Death – Broken Hymns, Limbs & Skins
Hank III – Straight to Hell
Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
Joy Division – Still

Eric Burdon – Soul of a Man
Young Rascals – Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
Soul Brothers Six – I’ll Be Loving You
Keith Hudson – Bloody Eyes
Imperial C’s – Someone Tell Her
Kevin Coyne – Eastbourne Ladies

Giuada – Racey Roller
Iron Virgin – Scottish Glam Rock
Shoes – Black Vinyl Shoes
Suede – Dog Man Star
Javier Escovedo – City Lights

Roosevelt Sykes – Return of Roosevelt Sykes

Eugene Blackwell – We Can’t Take Life for Granted
Ike Turner – Studio Productions: New Orleans & Los Angeles 1963-1965
Various Artists – Here Comes the Hurt: Soul Ballads from King/Federal/Deluxe
Eric Dolphy – Conversations
Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You

Nick Drake
Seu Jorge – Life Aquatic Studio Sessions
Ali Farka Toure

What We’re Listening To in Santa Cruz

June 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Kanye West – Mercy
Bone Thugs N Harmony – East 1999 Eternal
Eprom – Regis Chillbin 12”
Augustus Pablo – This Is Augustus Pablo
Big K.R.I.T. – Return To 4eva

Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix
Against Me! – Total Clarity
Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold
Eagles of Death Metal – Peace Love Death Metal
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

Beach House – Bloom
The Shins – Port Of Morrow
tUnE-yArDs – Whokill
St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
Wye Oak – Civilian

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing
Howlin Wolf – The Howlin Wolf Album
Earth – Angels of Darkness Demons of Light II
Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now
Heartless Bastards – Arrow
Trampled by Turtles – Stars and Satellites

Devo – Freedom of Choice
Duster – Stratosphere
Ludacris – Back for the First Time
D.O.A – Hardcore ’81
The Aquabats – The Fury of the Aquabats
Smoov-E – Larry Dallas
The Sonics – Here are the Sonics

Fuzzy Duck – Fuzzy Duck
Grand Funk – On Time
Norman Haines Band – Den Of Iniquity
Fields – Fields
Five Day Week Straw People – Five Day Week Straw People
The Baroques – The Baroques
Scott Walker – Scott 4
Soundtrack – Drive

Saves the Day – Daybreak
Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly
Van Morrison – Bang Masters
Yo Gabba Gabba – Music is Awesome
Sick of it All: Non-Stop

Gun Club – Fire Of Love
Acephalix – Interminable Night
Alcest – Les Voyages De L’ame
Vallenfyre – A Fragile King
Ulcerate – Destroyer Of All

Asphyx – Deathhammer (Century Media)
LHF – Keepers Of The Light (Keysound)
Distal – Civilization (Tectonic)
Various Artists – Tectonic Plates Vol. 3 (Tectonic)
Acephalix – Deathless Master (Southern Lord)
Unleashed – Odalheim (Nuclear Blast)
Traxman – Da Mind Of Traxman (Planet Mu)
Icicle – Rinse:19 (Rinse)
Addison Grove – Transistor Rhythm (50 Weapons)
Baris Manco – Sakla Samani (Guerssen) and Gelir Zamani (Guerssen)

The Cure – Seventeen Seconds
Nirvana – Nevermind (Reissue)
Blouse – Blouse
Nightmares On Wax – Thought So…
Debussy/Ravel – String Quartets

Cynics – Rock ‘N’ Roll
Lords Of Altamont – Midnight To 666
Stellar Corpses – Dead Stars Drive-In
Black Belles – Black Belles
Scott H. Birham – Bad Ingredients
Black Lips – Arabia Mountain
Glitter Wizard – Glitter Wizard
O’Death – Outside

Los Monstruos – Jerk Jerk Jerk
Benny Soebardja – The Lizard Years
Q65 – Life I Live-Decca 45s
Flammin’ Groovies – Flamingo
Rolling Stones – Goat Head Soup
Cyril Jordan’s column in the new Ugly Things (Magazine)

Kidda Band – Watch Out Thief 7”
Shuggi Otis – Inspiration Information 7”
Small Faces – Itchycoo Park 7”
Rags – Hold Me Tight 7”
Chocolate Watchband – In The Midnight Hour 7”
Quick – On Holiday 7”
Horrible Crowes – Lady Killer 7”
Barreracudas – Don’t Get Me Wrong 7”
Rottweiler – I’m Down 7”
Lee Fields – Faithful Man
Arthur Conley – I’m Livin’ Good 1964-1974
Ike Turner – New Orleans & Los Angeles
Various Artists – Nobody Wins: Stax Southern Soul 1968-1975

Simone Young conducting Wagner-Ring Cycle
Bernard Haitink conducting Mahler-Symphony #2 Dresden Staatskapelle
Various Recordings Of Minor Romantic Composers On The Sterling Label
Ricardo Chailly conducting Beethoven Symphonies W/ Leipzig Gewandhaus

Various Artists – King New Breed R&B: Vol. 2
Ike Turner – Studio Productions: New Orleans & Los Angeles, 1963-1965
Royal Grooves: Funk & Groovy Soul From the King Records Vaults
Various Artists – Hall of Fame: Rare & Unissued Gems From the Fame Vaults
Various Artists – Nobody Wins: Stax Southern Soul, 1968-1975

Various Artists – Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: Golden Age Of Western Swing
Zom – Demo 2011
Botanist – I: The Suicide Tree/II: A Rose From The Dead
Wreck Of The Hesperus – Light Rotting Out
Bad Wizard – Mountain Bitch” 7

Shins – Port Of Morrow
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
Menahan St. Band
Black Keys – El Camino

Lee Fields – Faithful Man
Clan Of Xymox – Darkest Hour
Des-Kontrol/Hell Beer Boys – A.C.A.B
Hocio – Signos De Aberracion
Symarip – Skinhead Moon Stomp
Riverboat Gamblers – Wolf You Feed
Inciters – Soul Clap
Murs – End Of The Beginning
Suicide Commando – X20 Best of
Templars – 1118-1312


What We’re Listening To

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Elan – Next 2 Last Originals & Remixes
Onra – Chinoiseries Part Two
Com Truise – Galactic Melt
Rustie – Glass Swords
Stiff Love – 14 Inches of Stiff Love

Battles – Gloss Drop
Avett Brothers – Emotionalism
Bettye Lavette – Take Another Little Piece of My Heart
Dengue Fever – Escape From Dragon House
Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots

Interment – Where Death Will Increase
Big L – Return of the Devil’s Son
Benediction – Transcend the Rubicon
Vacant State – Fill the Void
Hell – II

Sixteen Deluxe – Emits Showers of Sparks
Moonface – Organ Music not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped
Akon – Sexy Bitch
Mista F.A.B. & Turf Talk – Hyphy Ain’t Dead
Regina Spektor – Soviet Kitsch

Beach Boys – Smile Sessions
Leaf Hound – Growers of Mushroom
Weekend – Sports
Gandalf – Gandalf
Erkin Koray – Elektronik Turkuler
Horisont – Tva Sidor Av Horisonten

Amebix – Sonic Mass
Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestial Lineage
Loss – Despond
Disma – Toward the Megalith
Horseback – Gorgon Tongue: Impale Golden Horn & Forbidden Planet

RUSTIE – Glass Swords (Warp)
SULLY – Carrier (Keysound)
FATIMA AL QADIRI – Genre-Specific Xperience (UNO)
KUEDO – Severant (Planet Mu)
ELAN – Next 2 Last (Monkeytown)
DAMU – Unity (Keysound)
AYSHAY – Warn-U (Tri Angle)
WATER BORDERS – Harbored Mantras (Tri Angle)
MARTYN – Ghost People (Brainfeeder)
EGYPTRIXX – Bible Eyes (Night Slugs)
PHILIP D KICK – Footwork Jungle Vol. 1-3

Various Artists – Bombshell Baby of Bombay
Alias – Fever Dream
Lisa Taylor – LT
Gurrumul – Rrakala
Pantha du Prince – This Bliss (EP)

Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Hank 3 – Ghost to a Ghost
Ghoul – Transmission Zero
Exploited – Troops of Tomorrow
Haji P. – Neighborhood Kid

MC5 – Back in the USA
The Quick – Mondo Deco
Titan – It’s All Pop (LP Box Set)
Jimmy Lewis – Give the Poor Man a Break
Rolling Stones – Goat Head Soup

Horrible Crows – Elsie
Liquor Store – Yeah Buddy
Strokes – Angles
Ernest Tubb – Greatest Hits
Hunx & His Punx – Too Young to Be In Love

Aldo Ciccolini – Complete EMI Recordings (60 CD set)
Kate Wolf – Gold in California
Nathan Abshire – Cajun Legend: The Best of

Wilco – Whole Love
Nick Lowe – The Old Magic
Thelonious Monk – Alone in San Francisco
Eddie Kirkland – Pick up the Pieces
Junior Wells – Hoodoo Man Blues (remastered)

Laudanum – The Coronation
Fu Manchu – The Action is Go
Necrite – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
Various Artists – Beehives & Bumper Bullets: Country Girls of the ’60s
Astroglides – Penetrate With… // Fondling With… // Channel Surfing With…

Menahan Street Band – Make the Street by Walking
Budos Band
Black Keys
El Michels Affair – Sounding Out the City

TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain
Murder by Death – Red of Tooth & Claw
Sun Kil Moon – April
Beltones – On Deaf Ears
Eisenfunk – Eisenfunk