Saturday, September 29, 2012

Steel Toe Solution - Wrong Side of the Pond (live)

Okay, this is a live version of what I think, thanks to Bernando over and US OI of Sweden has become one of my favourite songs of all time. "Wrong Side of the Pond" is a song about people from the US thinking that they are from the UK because they use UK English when they talk. Now, I have to admit that I am one of these people who does this. My reason, My mums family is from the UK via Canada and My dad's family is from Ireland. So, that gives me an excuse, it's just my roots. If you don't like it too bad.

If you want to hear a lot clearer version of the lyrics please visit Bernando's web site and down load the album. It is really worth your wile. As this OI! band is really pretty damn good. They are from New Jersey if any one cares.

http://usofoiofsweden.blogspot.com/

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Froghollow Band - Two Song Demo + Playing all Night cd

This is a good friends band out of Walla Walla, WA. The music has a good Alt. Country feel to it and is really worth your time to download if you haven't already done so on the now dead links over on Down Underground.

The Froghollow Band is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on their new album. I have not heard when it will be released yet but as soon as I know something I will let you know. I have heard at least one of the new songs "Love of a Six Gun," and if the whole album is that good it will be a great release. Like I said I'll keep you posted.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

https://rapidshare.com/files/2305325992/Froghollow.rar

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Corb Lund - Bible on the Dash (live on CBC)



Corb Lund is a musician out of Edmonton, Alberta. I have to say I really enjoy this song a lot and hope to track down some more of him and "The Hurtin' Albertans."

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Overnite While You Sleep: Western Trucking Pioneers by Ken Goudy Jr.

Back to books about the trucking industry. This is a very interesting book by Ken Goudy Jr. about trucking companies of the Pacific Northwest, and a few California companies.

This is Goudy's second book, I think. I have another one of his books which is a great book but the type set is so damn small I can barely read it without getting a headache. Lucky the typeset in this book is a lot better.

There is a lot of history in this 112 page book, and for me it was like stepping back in time. A lot of the companies I've heard of before but there were a few that I did not know of.

I enjoyed reading about Consolidated Freightways which was based out of Portland, Or. I also find it interesting that Consolidated Freightways created Freightliner trucks to move their freight and if it wasn't for Consolidated Freightways, Freightliner trucks would not exist. I really miss seeing Consolidated Freightways rigs on the road. Garrett Freightlines is also in this book. I remember them making a lot of deliveries to the warehouse that my dad was a salesman and warehouseman at. P.I.E. Pacific Intermountain Express is the third chapter of this book I also had a friend that worked for them in the 70's if I remember right

There are a lot of other companies mentioned in the book. I really enjoyed the pictures of all the old trucks with their company colours. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of the smaller trucking companies, System 99, Lee & Eastes, and Southern Pacific Truck Services.

Chapter 18, called the scrapbook is pretty cool if you ask me.

If you can find this book, by all means pick it up and add it to your trucking book collection.

This book was published in 1995 by Bennett Printing Co. of Walla Walla, WA.

Cheers,

Brian Guy


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bruce Springstone - Live at Bedrock 7" (review only)

I kind of have a thing about songs related to TV shows from the 60's and 70's so when I saw this I just had to pick it up. Now that I have all I can say is
this is very strange indeed, we have a Bruce Springsteen/Flintstones parody record. I can't say that this is exactly great. "Take me out to the ballgame," to me makes absolutely no sense as a Flintstones related song. However the flipside, with "Bedrock Rap and "Meet The Flintstones" theme song is okay.

My only question why would anyone make this record? I really don't get the connection between the  Springsteen and the Flintstones.

Oh well.

This was released in 1982  on Clean Cuts Inc. Of Baltimore, MD

Cheers,

Brian Guy


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Honky Tonk Juke Box Special cd - va

I can't even remember where I  picked this up at, but it has some pretty funny country western songs that are not fit for the whole family.

None of the artist on this CD I have ever heard of before buying this or since: Pork & the Havana Ducks, Wolf McCall & the One Armed Bandits, Ron Davies, "Deaf" Smith & the West Texas Blues Band, Timothy P. & the Rural Route Three, Ken Carlysle, "Crow" Carroll, Dick Darmon and "Pinto" Bennett & the Famous Motel Cowboys.

I like all the songs for the most part, but a few stick out to me "Pinto" Bennett & the Famous Motel Cowboys, "Honky Tonk Asshole," is a classic song as is "Crow" Carroll's "I Gave her the Ring (She Game Me the Finger," It kind of sounds like something the Saddle Tramps would do.

This was released in 1999 on Westwood International Records, Inc., of Nashville, TN

New link.

http://rapidshare.com/files/3141900025/Honky%20Tonk%20Juke%20Box%20Special%20cd%20-%20va.rar
Enjoy,

Brian Guy

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Modem issues

My modem is acting kind of flaky and makes trying to upload things a royal pain in the ass. I should be back up and running by Tuesday.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fill Spectre - Scare Your Friends demo (review only)

I really wanted to like this release I've read some good reviews of it online, but man I just can not get into this at all. I don't mind lo-fi, but this is no-fi.

Honestly the vocals are so muddy you can barely hear them much less understand them. Even the covers of Johnny Bond's, "Sick, Sober and Sorry," The Ramones "Commando," and The Urinals "Sex," just really fall short. Sorry, I just really couldn't get into this.

I was really expecting a lot from this and it just really didn't deliver for me at all.

This was a cassette release of 99 total. I guess if you see it pick it up. I hope you like it better than I did.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

Anthology of Myanmar Punk Rock Vol. 1

Okay this is something that I think is pretty cool. Two bands from Myanmar, The Ants and Ghost Rider. Yeah, maybe calling this an Anthology may be a stretch but, I'm not sure how many bands there really are in Myanmar.

I really know nothing about Myanmar so this is, pardon the pun, foreign to me. I remember when I was this in a record store, that no longer exist, I had to pick it up and give it a try and I am glad I did.

Ghost Rider comes across as a pretty much straight up rock band with some Ministry influences. I swear that their first and last songs are the same song.

The Ants to me sound a lot more punk rock. I have to say I enjoyed their side a little bit more, but I really enjoyed them both a lot.

All the song titles are in Burmese I think, but don't hold me to that, so I don't know what the titles actually are. If some one out there can translate them for me that would be pretty cool.

This was released in 2000 on Tian An Men 89 Records of Menchhoffen, France.

http://rapidshare.com/files/2474843471/Ants%2C%20the%20-%20Ghost%20Rider%20-%20Anthology%20of%20Myanmar%20Punk%20Rock%20Vol.%201%20-%20split.rar

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Urgent Situation in Toronto

Unfortunately the GTA is about to loose one of its best record stores as "Hits and Misses," will be closing its doors soon. I urge you, if you are in the Greater Toronto Area or even if you are from out of the area make a trip down to 799 Queen St. W. in Toronto and give your support and money to "Hits and Misses."

I have known Pete for almost 20 years. He's a stand up guy and deserves your support so stop in an buy some punk rock before the store is no more.

Thanks for your support in the urgent matter.

Brian Guy

http://hitsandmisses416.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 2, 2012

O.V. Hirsch - The Chi-Town Fightin' Machine - Bloody Ludlow 7"

A little Labour music for Labour Day. A song by O.V. Hirsch from West Virginia and the flip side is by some folk act called The Chi-Town Fightnin' Machine.

Hope everyone has had a good Labour Day. I've been working. No rest for the wicked I guess.

Enjoy,

Brian Guy

http://rapidshare.com/files/3293067241/O.V.%20Hirsch%20-%20The%20Chi-Town%20Fightin'%20Machine%20-%20Bloody%20Ludlow%207inch.rar