Gary’s Nineteen Nineties

Still in a most list-ful mood, but this round-up certainly wasn’t a very easy one to compile, I’ll have everyone know. The pickin’s were extremely, uh, thin, to say the very least.

Nevertheless (or should I say Nevermind)…..

Number One: Mark Johnson12 in a room (1992)
Powerful pop most firmly rooted within the Brill Building anteroom.

Two: CowsillsGlobal (1998)
America’s once-and-forever First Family of Song leave no Partridge unspurned.

Three: Brian WilsonSweet Insanity (1991)
Just to make sure the Nineties weren’t ALL Pet Sounds re-issues.

Four: Dave Rave GroupValentino’s Pirates (1992)
Wherein the former Soviet Union signs its first Western act, then promptly dissolves.

Five: Johnny CashAmerican Recordings (1994)
Rick Rubin produces a Johnny we thought only Sam Phillips could.

Six: Tiny TimRock (1993)
Includes possibly definitive readings of “Eve of Destruction” and “Rebel Yell,” I kid you not.

Seven: PuffyJet CD (1998)
Oh-so-effortlessly crosses ABBA, Sabbath, and Who’s Next …and all by way of Jellyfish.

Eight: MonkeesJustus (1996)
Those Prefabs go out on a very high note (which, I’ll have you know, they played ALL BY THEMSELVES).

Nine: Shane FaubertSan Blass (1993)
Former head Cheepskate most definitely goes for baroque.

Ten: NRBQYou Gotta Be Loose (1998)
Proof very positive: The greatest live r-n-r band In The World.

Eleven: EvaporatorsI Gotta Rash (1998)
Before Ali G, Baba Booey, and most definitely Tenacious D.

Twelve: Neil YoungArc (1991)
Truly too cool – not to mention loud – for (many) words.

Thirteen: Go-NutsThe World’s Greatest Super Hero Snak Rock And Gorilla Entertainment Revue (1997)
For once, the title says it all.

Fourteen: High LlamasGideon Gaye (1994)
More than filling that cavernous sonic gap between SMiLE and the XTC reunion.

Fifteen: Blue ShadowsLucky To Me (1995)
Hank Williams visits The Cavern by way of Big Pink.

Sixteen: Mojo NixonGadzooks!!! (1997)
Includes “Bring Me The Head of David Geffen” …and then some.

Seventeen: James Richard Oliver
The Mud, The Blood and The Beer
(1998)
alt. Country with a capital “Oh!”

Eighteen: Chesterfield Kings
Surfin’ Rampage
(1997)
Upstate New York’s finest give their Stones cloning a rest whilst hanging all ten.

Nineteen: JandekTwelfth Apostle (1993)
So many Jandek albums; so little space.

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                               JANDEK
                   BROOKLYN WEDNESDAY
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                              SET ONE
                             DISC ONE
1. PUT ME THERE                                           (11:21)
2. DESTROY THE DAY                                     (10:43)
3. OBSCURE PHYSICS                                       (8:26)
4. STRUCTURE OF WORDS                                (9:02)
                             DISC TWO
1. ALL I WANT                                                 (5:11)
2. LONELY WORLD                                           (8:32)
3. CHANGE MY BRAIN                                       (9:51)
4. I’LL SEND A THOUGHT OUT FLOATING          (5:09)
5. I LOVE YOU                                                (10:51)
                              SET TWO
                             DISC ONE
1. HOW ‘R YOU                                               (13:31)
2. CITY POUNDING DOWN                              (12:12)
3. DIFFERENT BLUES                                       (9:21)
4. MY NECESSITY                                             (8:21)
                           DISC TWO
1. SEA OF PEOPLE                                            (7:59)
2. SORRY, SORRY                                             (9:13)
3. TEQUILA GIRL                                            (10:54)
4. JUST ENOUGH                                            (10:15)

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MANHATTAN TUESDAY ____________________________________

AFTERNOON OF INSENSITIVITY

DISC ONE

1. PART ONE (13:04)
2. PART TWO (20:44)
3. PART THREE (9:56)

DISC TWO

1. PART FOUR (11:24)
2. PART FIVE (12:39)
3. PART SIX (7:06)
4. PART SEVEN (18:25)

 

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THE RUINS OF ADVENTURE
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1. THE PARK (10:08)

2. BLUFF BRINK (8:10)

3. COMPLETELY YOURS (7:10)

4. MYSTERIES OF EXISTENCE (6:42)

5. THE RUINS OF ADVENTURE (14:28)

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                          NEWCASTLE SUNDAY
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                                      DVD
                          ASPECT RATIO  4 : 3

1.   DEPRESSION                                                   (11:11)
2.   OTHER END OF TOWN                                        (5:18)
3.   EVERY MORNING                                               (6:50)
4.   ALL OF A SUDDEN                                             (6:56)
5.   LOCKED UP                                                       (4:23)
6.   PUT IT UP                                                          (5:58)
7.   MANGLED AND DEAD                                         (6:00)
8.   SOME OTHER NAME                                           (6:19)
9.   TELEPHONE BLUES                                            (7:04)
10.  COTTAGE IN THE RAIN                                      (6:25)
11.  SHEBA DOESN’T HAVE                                      (8:39)
12.  SHADOW OF THE CLOUDS                              (12:41)

FILMED LIVE:  THE SAGE  GATESHEAD  ENGLAND  MAY 22, 2005
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                              AUSTIN SUNDAY
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                                   DISC ONE

1.  THROW ME AWAY                                               (9:13)
2.  UGLY MAN                                                          (7:12)
3.  LITHE BODY                                                       (9:25)
4.  THE POLICE                                                       (7:21)
5.  RUN AWAY                                                         (5:32)
6.  IF I WANTED                                                      (5:45)

                                  DISC TWO
1.  WINE YOU DEVIL                                               (8:50)
2.  YOU HOLD ME UP                                               (5:37)
3.  YOU JUST ABOUT KILLED ME                              (6:53)
4.  LITTLE WHILE                                                    (5:36)
5.  LONELY DOG                                                      (6:51)
6.  LET ME TRY AGAIN                                           (12:54)

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                                 GLASGOW MONDAY
________________________________________________________                                        THE CELL

                                   
                                       DISC ONE

1.  PRELUDE                                                                                (5:12)

2.  PART ONE                                                                             (10:26)

3.  PART TWO                                                                               (8:25)

4.  PART THREE                                                                          (11:04)

5.  PART FOUR                                                                              (9:15)

                                         DISC TWO

1.  PART FIVE                                                                               (7:40)

2.  PART SIX                                                                                 (6:21)

3.  PART SEVEN                                                                            (7:51)

4.  PART EIGHT                                                                             (6:29)

5.  PART NINE                                                                             (12:10)

RECORDED LIVE:   CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS   GLASGOW     SCOTLAND         MAY 23, 2005
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                                        GLASGOW SUNDAY


                                                   DVD
                                       ASPECT RATIO  4 : 3

   1.  NOT EVEN WATER                                                             (10:24)

   2.  WHERE I STAY                                                                    (7:29)

   3.  DARKNESS YOU GIVE                                                          (9:37)

   4.  SEA OF RED                                                                        (7:50)

   5.  REAL WILD                                                                         (6:25)

   6.  DON’T WANT TO BE                                                             (5:55)

   7.  BLUE BLUE WORLD                                                             (6:42)

   8.  THE OTHER SIDE                                                                 (6:48)

 

   FILMED LIVE:   THE ARCHES   GLASGOW   SCOTLAND   OCTOBER 17. 2004 


 

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                JANDEK

                                 WHAT ELSE DOES THE TIME MEAN


           

              1. MY OWN WAY                                              (16:34)

              2. WALK OVER                                                  (5:00)      

              3. JAPANESE CUP                                              (7:24)

              4. WALLS DOWN                                               (5:27)

              5. THE PLACE                                                    (6:36)

              6. I’VE BEEN A BODY                                         (7:16)

              7. I’M SORRY NO                                                (8:01)

              8. IF I WAITED TWENTY HOURS                         (3:56)
 


 

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“20 new things to be learned on every page” (Electric Review)

Scram magazine, housed in Los Angeles, California, pays homage to all the players too eccentric or obscure or off-beat to find a home in the Madison Avenue media machine. Scram is truly a resource for those musicians just outside the windows of top-forty-land, those songwriters and guitar slingers looking for an outlet for their own particular brand of art. Accordingly, Lost in the Grooves takes up where Scram leaves off — a compilation of ruminations from 75 critics and music aficionados detailing their favorite slices of the scene: "Jandek is a flat-out weirdo. No one knows who he is, and the guy is either making up his own chords or just doesn’t care how his guitar is tuned. Jadek is like an alien trying to play music after hearing it described to him once. Blind Corpse is his masterpiece…His lyrics reveal a man suffering from a pain so oblique that the listener must simply allow him to revel in his misery. Jadek doesn’t need us for comfort…" (Hayden Childs — Page 120) These little known stories about the sometimes shadowy figures of the music world are a hoot to discover; more than anything, this book is like picking an old Rolling Stone and reading for the pure enjoyment of the ride. However, Lost is important for another reason: as a diary of the hidden streets of the American Music scene, the pieces come together to give true historical perspective to the influences behind the echoes shedding light on the faces behind the old ghosts. Just as much as all the big-time dollar bands, these unknowns serve to bring shape and continuity to the history of our sound: "Forget the hilarious GTOs. Forget even the mighty Shaggs. Suckdog captures adolescent female adrenaline-fueled angst and aggression like no recording artist I’ve heard before or since. This is not a record for the squeamish…" (Russ Foster — Page 228) Lost in the Grooves is not a book for fans mad about one band or one particular singer. Instead, this is a book for the serious music fan, for those serious students of the art form curious about who-influenced-who and what sound rose out of what region. Like turning on a radio station and listening to a feverish wounded-voiced DJ tell you the reason behind every record you never heard, there’s 20 new things to be learned on every page here. Recommended to all libraries in the public sector and at the college level as general reference text. Also will appeal to serious music fans of all generations – there’s some new stuff here for all tastes. & thanks to Routledge for perhaps forsaking pure commercial motive and releasing an invaluable teaching tool. (John Aiello, The Electric Review, March/April 2005)