McCarthy - Red Sleeping Beauty

McCarthy - Red Sleeping Beauty.mp3

McCarthy - Red Sleeping Beauty

this song is so good! i swear the Pale Saints borrowed heavily from it on their early releases and a swedish group even used the title as their band name.


what's your perversion?

The Chesterf!elds - Lunchtime For The Wild Youth.mp3
(i think by this point, 1988, the exclamation point in their name was removed, but i'm leaving it due to personal preference)
because nobody knows what rebellion means anymore

please let me know if you love this song. i can't be the only one.


Over the Edge #6

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1. Razorcuts - I Heard You the First Time
2. Josef K - Chance Meeting
3. This Heat - Sleep
4. The Soft Boys - Queen of Eyes
5. The Fugs - I Want to Know
6. The Equals - Help Me Simone
7. Vic Godard & The Subway Sect - Stop That Girl
8. The Go - Rikki
9. The June Brides - Sunday To Saturday
10. Television Personalities - Smashing Time
11. Biff Bang Pow! - It Makes You Scared
12. R. Stevie Moore - I Wish I Could Sing
13. Pink Floyd - Vegetable Man
14. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Tumbledown
15. The Times - Whatever Happened To Thamesbeat
16. The Fire Engines - Candyskin
17. The Feelies - Fa Cé La
18. The Weather Prophets - Almost Prayed
19. The Popguns - Every Dream
20. The Lines - Nerve Pylon
21. Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band - Radio Heart
22. Sex Pistols - Silly Thing
23. Talking Heads - Mind
24. Marshall Crenshaw - You're My Favorite Waste of Time
25. The Wake - Gruesome Castle
26. The Wedding Present - You Should Always Keep in Touch With Your Friends
27. Shop Assistants - I Don't Want To Be Friends With You


selections from a shelter video compilation

all taken from a Shelter video compilation

Television Personalities "The Painted Word"

The Jesus and Mary Chain "Never Understand"

The Wedding Present "You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends"

The Chills "Leather Jacket"

The Pastels "Crawl Babies"

The Shop Assistants "I Don't Want To Be Friends With You"

The June Brides "In The Rain"


Brix Smith / The Adult Net

The Adult Net - Spin This Web.mp3

I'm quite certain this is taken from the Spin This Web (working album title before she started working on the album all over again with a different producer in '88 for the Honey Tangle album) sessions at Abbey Road from '86 to '87.

None of the Spin This Web sessions have been released except this lone track of the same name that appeared on a Sounds magazine EP from '87. I prefer this version to the one that appeared later on The Honey Tangle.

Photo © 1987 by Paul Lewis

Brix Smith interview from Sounds here

Gary Ogan & Bill Lamb "Portland"

Gary Ogan & Bill Lamb - Portland

transfered from my vinyl copy
picked this one up used while visiting Portland. Had a feeling I'd find it there.
released in 1972

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Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band

debut album transfered from my vinyl copy

Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band

1978 MCA Records
Produced by Craig Leon

A. C. Marias - 1st single 1980 Drop/So


Dome Records 1980
Manufactored and Distributed by Rough Trade

(i think this is probably the first record sleeve art to have fake wear)


Morning Dew - Goth mix #2

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1. New Order - Dreams Never End
2. Lords of the New Church - Russian Roulette
3. Theatre of Hate - Do you Believe in the Westworld
4. Cocteau Twins - Hazel (bbc version)
5. Cranes - Starblood
6. Tones on Tail - Twist
7. Southern Death Cult - Moya
8. Einstürzende Neubauten - Morning Dew
9. Soft Cell - Little Rough Rhinestone
10. The Wolfgang Press - Heart of Stone
11. Echo & the Bunnymen - In Bluer Skies
12. Specimen - Beauty of Poison
13. Ramones - Pet Cemetery
14. Current 93 - The Summer of Love
15. Lavern Baker - Voodoo Voodoo
16. Exuma - The Obeah Man
17. Death in June - The Calling
18. Joy Division - Atmosphere
19. Coil - A Cold Cell

(re-uploaded 4/9/09)

Romeo's Distress - Goth mix #1

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1. Christian Death - Romeo’s Distress
2. Sex Gang Children - Mauritia Mayer
3. Xmal Deutschland - Matador
4. Clan of Xymox - Muscoviet Musquito
5. Death in June - She Said Destroy
6. Joy Division - Something Must Break
7. The Boys Next Door - Shivers
8. Bauhaus - The Passion of Lovers
9. The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
10. Lowlife - Eternity Road
11. Christian Death - When I was Bed
12. Siouxsie & the Banshees - Love in a Void
13. The Birthday Party - Mr. Clarinet
14. Cindytalk - Circle of Shit
15. Love & Rockets - Haunted When the Minutes Drag
16. The Shangri-Las - I’ll Never Learn
17. Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion
18. And Also the Trees - House of the Heart
19. Dead can Dance - Ocean
20. Virgin Prunes - Pagan Lovesong

(re-uploaded 4/9/09)


4AD #3

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1. Colin Newman - We Means We Starts
2. Sort Sol - Marble Station
3. Rema-Rema - Rema Rema
4. Throwing Muses - Call Me
5. Lisa Germano - Trouble
6. Lisa Germano - Energy
7. Colin Newman - Truculent Yet
8. Shox - No Turning Back
9. Frazier Chorus - Typical
10. The Birthday Party - Happy Birthday
11. The Wolfgang Press - The Great Leveller
12. Psychotic Tanks - Security Idiots
13. Bearz - She’s My Girl
14. Cocteau Twins - From the Flagstones
15. Colourbox - Philip Glass
16. Tarnation - Game of Broken Hearts
17. Throwing Muses - Cry Baby Cry
18. Mojave 3 - My Life in Art
19. Colin Newman - Fish One
20. Gus Gus - Is Jesus Your Pal?
21. Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares - Kalimankou Denkou
22. The Fast Set - Juntion 1 (edit titled “The Beginning is the End”)


for Sean

One Of Our Girls Has Gone Missing (single version).mp3

A.C. Marias - One of Our Girls Has Gone Missing

A.C. Marias "one of our girls has gone missing" album

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as a bonus i included her cover of "Vicious" which was originally the bside of the "one of our girls has gone missing" single.
you'll also find her two singles "Time Was" and "Just Talk" on the album up for download here.

A.C. Marias - One of Our Girls

A.C. Marias - Just Talk

A.C. Marias - Time Was

"Angela Conway (Marias is her Catholic middle name) made her first recordings in the company of Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis, sometime in 1978. She maintained working links with the Wire duo into the '80's, releasing a seven inch single called 'Drop' on their Dome label, and forming with them the semi-legendary P'O, who explored an experimental approach to melody on their 'Whilst Climbing Thieves Vie For Attention' album of 1984.

Described by the chanteuse as "music to disappear to", the first AC Marias single 'Just Talk', a collaboration between Angela and Bruce, appeared on Mute in September 1986. She described herself enigmatically as an "ex-babysitter, ex-girl, ex-traitor, on a mission to subvert the cretinous, moronic message of today's music," a statement she partially de-coded in a Melody Maker interview: "Ex-traitor I thought was quite funny, cos there's no such thing. Betrayal, whether it's personal or political, sticks with you always. The ex-babysitter has two meanings: looking after somebody els''s kids, obviously, but it's also spy slang for heavies who look after the defector in the safe house. I used to read that kind of John Le Carré spy fiction. I like the jargon. It's intriguing."

Duality was a notion constantly explored in her work. "I like the fact that there's this undercurrent of something not quite right underneath the beauty," she said of her music. "Strange noises underneath all the dreamy sounds."

The next AC Marias release was the single 'Time Was', a cover of a little known Canned Heat track, on which Angela was ably assisted by Barry Adamson, Bruce Gilbert and Rowland S Howard. "This one lets all the ghosts run wild," enthused Sounds. "Ms. Marias sings the lyric with a choirgirl's unblemished tranquility while all around Bruce Gilbert and Rowland S Howard spread a terrible wailing wall of slide guitars." "Everything I do is ambiguous, but simple," considered Conway. "It's not cryptic or precious."

Still she continued to engage and enthral. Whilst maintaining a parallel career as a video director, Angela set about creating an album in which to spread out her net of intrigue. On 'One Of Our Girls (Has Gone Missing)' she and Bruce created a world of aural shadows and light, flickering mysteries that conveyed the stealth and intent of the true subversive. "Disappearance can be quite a powerful thing," Conway said of the title track, and later single. "To not be present can be more powerful than actually being present and proclaiming your identity as 'woman'. That can be quite rigid, which is why people often say they don't want to be categorised, because it can be confining." Similarly, with the suggestive washes of music, she was achieving more without stating the obvious: "It can defeat the object, if you just blast something out. That can become just as familiar and bland as anything." Sounds' album reviewed concurred: "These dreams are ultimately more terrifying since their ambient gentility conceals faceless fears, and terrors which have no name."

A final single, 'One Of Our Girls Has Gone Missing' followed in February 1990, and was an instant Single Of The Week in Melody Maker, whose Simon Reynolds enthused: "'One Of Our Girls' is thinnest air, at once sumptuous and austere: the kind of rarefied and confounding experience we'd ceased hoping from pop these days." It was coupled with a playful rework of Lou Reed's 'Vicious', assisted by The Mute Drivers. After which, leaving listeners with the "She's gone!" end refrain of the A-side playing out in their heads, AC Marias disappeared from view."


compiled for "Mixing People is Meeting People"

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1. The Chills - Hidden Bay
2. Galaxie 500 - Oblivious
3. Rain Parade - This Can't Be Today
4. The Quick - It Won't Be Long
5. The Go-Betweens - Lee Remick
6. The Bevis Frond - Lights Are Changing
7. Golden Dawn - Seeing Is Believing
8. Rats - Turtle Dove
9. The Idle Race - Hurry Up John
10. The Church - Almost With You
11. Felt - Get Out of My Mirror
12. The Wedding Present - Come Up & See Me (Make Me Smile)
13. Jacobites - Country Girl
14. Psychic TV - The Orchids
15. Shoes - Hate To Run
16. The Equals - Police On My Back
17. The Gizmos - Rock 'n' Roll Don't Come From New York
18. Hello - Star Studded Sham
19. SVT - Heart of Stone
20. Milk 'n' Cookies - Typically Teenage
21. The Rubinoos - I Never Thought It Would Happen
22. The Colors - Growing Up American
23. The Motors - You Beat The Hell Outta Me
24. Flock of Seagulls - Telecommunication
25. Xmal Deutschland - Matador
26. The Pastels - Sit On It Mother

Over the Edge #5

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1. Blue Ash - Abracadabra (have you seen her)
2. Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me
3. Crash Street Kids - Into You
4. Three O'Clock - When Lightning Starts
5. Milk 'n' Cookies - (dee, dee you're) Stuck On A Star
6. Mott the Hoople - Whizz Kid
7. Pale Saints - She Rides the Waves
8. Mystery Machine - She's Not Mine
9. The Idle Race - Morning Sunshine
10. Flamin' Groovies - Teenage Confidential
11. Justin Trouble - Let's Get It On
12. Stiv Bators - Make Up Your Mind
13. Jook - Aggravation Place
14. The Raspberries - Ecstasy
15. Cheese - Kids Don't Mind
16. Jeff Hill - I Want You To Dance With Me
17. The Taxi Boys - Some Love Like Yours
18. Holly & the Italians - I Wanna Go Home
19. The Pandoras - In & Out of My Life (in a day)
20. 20/20 - Giving It All
21. The Only Ones - City of Fun
22. Phil Seymour - Precious To Me
23. The Randoms - Abcd
24. The Last Ones - Much Too Much
25. Crash Street Kids - Tickin' Away
26. Chris Bell - I Am the Cosmos


Over the Edge #4

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1. Died Pretty - Blue Sky Day
2. The Chills - Never Never Go
3. The Flys - Don't Moonlight On Me
4. The Boys (Australian) - When You're Lonely
5. Galaxie 500 - 4th of July
6. DB's - Ups & Downs
7. The Primitives - Crash
8. The Motorcycle Boy - BIg Rock Candy Mountain
9. The Nerves - Give Me Some Time
10. Television Personalities - A Picture of Dorian Gray
11. The Apartments - All You Wanted
12. Jacobites - Into My Arms
13. The Clean - Billy Two
14. The Flatmates - Heaven Knows
15. The Joneses - Graveyard Rock
16. The Go-Betweens - Two Step, Step Out
17. Rain Parade - This Can't Be Today
18. Primal Scream - Gentle Tuesday
19. A Flock Of Seagulls - Telecommunication
20. Orange Juice - I Guess I'm Just A Little Too Sensitive
21. Artful Dodger - A Girl (La La La)
22. The Left Banke - And Suddenly
23. Felt - Ballad of the Band
24. Coil - Disco Hospital (Wildbelt edit)
25. The Church - Almost With You

Over the Edge #3

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1. The Rubinoos - Rock & Roll is Dead (and we don't care)
2. Freddie Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
3. Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everbody
4. The Pointed Sticks - The Real Thing
5. The Quick - Hi Lo
6. Phil Seymour - Baby It's You
7. Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps - Cat Man
8. Johnny Burnette Rock & Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin
9. Rose Tattoo - Nice Boys
10. Mick Ronson - Only After Dark
11. Dogs D'Amour - Pourin' Out My Heart
12. Be Bop Deluxe - Beauty Secrets
13. Bram Tchaichovsky - Girl of My Dreams
14. John Cale - Ski Patrol
15. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please Don't Touch
16. The Replacements - Little Mascara
17. The Scruffs - Revenge
18. The Go-Betweens - Right Here
19. The Chamber Strings - Make It Through the Summer
20. Piper - Telephone Relations
21. Prix - Love You Tonight (Saturday's Gone)
22. Q65 - I Despise You
23. Nick Lowe - Heart of the City
24. Nick Gilder - Here Comes the Night
25. La Düsseldorf - White Overalls
26. Todd Rundgren - Wolfman Jack
27. Screaming Lord Sutch - Monster in Black Tights
28. The Showmen - It Will Stand

Over the Edge #2

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(links updated 4/14/09)

1. The Motors - Dancing the Night Away
2. sample from the movie "The Warriors"
3. Flamin' Groovies - Headin' for the Texas Border
4. Pink Fairies - The Snake
5. Slade - When The Lights Are Out
6. Tuff Darts - Who's Been Sleeping Here
7. Sneakers - Condition Red
8. The Chesterfield Kings - Baby Doll
9. Tom Robinson Band - 2468 Motorway
10. Wendy O. Williams - It's My Life
11. Shoes - Okay!
12. 1910 Fruitgum Co. - Indian Giver
13. R. Dean Taylor - There's A Ghost in my House
14. Paul Revere & The Raiders - Ups & Downs
15. Radio Birdman - Aloha Steve & Dano
16. Ramones - Let's Dance
17. Cockney Rejects - East End
18. Daddy Maxfield - Rave 'n' Rock
19. Gary Glitter - I'm the Leader of the Gang (I am!)
20. Mud - Tiger Feet
21. Mc5 - Teenage Lust
22. The Gizmos - Muff Divin
23. The Undertones - Get Over You
24. The Who - Instant Party Mixture
25. Warwick - Let's Get the Party Going
26. Wanda Jackson - Funnel of Love


Over the Edge # 1 ("teenage lightning")

Over the Edge is the name of a DJ night I share with a friend in Oakland. Here are the 5 mixes I made for the night as a promotion and to share music over a span of nearly a year. Lots of power pop to find, but not limited to. Enjoy!

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1. nervous eaters - loretta
2. the records - starry eyes
3. the mumps - crocodile tears
4. the only ones - baby’s got a gun
5. hello - star studded sham
6. bay city rollers - rock ‘n’ roll love letter
7. wreckless eric - whole wide world
8. hollywood brats - southern belles
9. hanoi rocks - don’t never leave me
10. the real kids - rave on
11. pete holly & the looks - what did i say
12. cheap trick - he’s a whore
13. generation x - ready steady go
14. starjets - 10 years
15. steve harley & cockney rebel - make me smile (come up and see me)
16. the move - chinatown
17. sparks - amateur hour
18. benny - skateboard (uh-ah-ah)
19. dwight twilley - looking for the magic
20. rich kids - ghosts of princes in towers
21. the jam - going underground
22. psychic tv - roman p.
23. the wombats - the reason why
24. svt - secret
25. eddie & the hotrods - do anything you wanna do

(hi res files of both cover and track list included with mp3s)

4AD #2

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1. Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
2. Modern English - Smiles & Laughter
3. This Mortal Coil - It’ll End in Tears
4. His Name is Alive - Blue Moon
5. Pale Saints - Language of Flowers
6. Cocteau Twins - Cherry-Coloured Funk
7. Colourbox - Say You
8. Gus Gus - Gun
9. The Breeders - Divine Hammer
10. Clan of Xymox - No Human Can Drown
11. Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook - Searching
12. Cocteau Twins - A Kissed Out Red Floatboat
13. The Wolfgang Press - Dig A Hole
14. This Mortal Coil - Another Day
15. Dead Can Dance - De Profundis (Out of the Depths of Sorrow)
16. His Name is Alive - If July
17. Pale Saints - She Rides the Waves
18. Insides - Darling Effect
19. A. R. Kane - Butterfly Collector
20. Dead Can Dance - Frontier (Demo)
21. Clan of Xymox - Masquerade
22. This Mortal Coil - Not Me

4AD 1

the 1st in a series of 2 mixes of 4AD artists I put together. larger images (print quality) of the cover and track list are included.

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1. This Mortal Coil - A Heart Of Glass
2. Cocteau Twins - In the Gold Dust Rush
3. Pale Saints - You Tear the World In Two
4. Throwing Muses - Fish
5. The Birthday Party - The Friend Catcher
6. Clan of Xymox - Muscoviet Mosquito
7. Dead Can Dance - Summoning of the Muse
8. His Name is Alive - Why People Disappear
9. Mojave 3 - Candle Song 3
10. This Mortal Coil - Mr. Somewhere
11. The Wolfgang Press - I'm Coming Home (Mama)
12. Swallow - Mensural
13. Red House Painters - Mistress
14. Dif Juz - No Motion
15. Lush - Lovelife
16. Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd - Why Do You Love Me?
17. Dead Can Dance - American Dreaming
18. Pale Saints - A Thousand Stars Burst Open
19. This Mortal Coil -Thais (1)