Monday, December 29, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 5, 1995

This is the final performance of Night 1 of KROQ's Acoustic Xmas, 1995...the band voted "Most Likely To Appear On
Where Are They Now? 2007", the band fronted by Gwen Stefani's husband, a band that learned the hard and fast rule that diehard fans don't like change: Bush.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 4, 1995

We're getting there....

Alanis Morissette:

Adam Sandler:

Friday, December 26, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 3, 1995

2 more:

Foo Fighters:

Porno For Pyros:

Thursday, December 25, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 2, 1995's 2 more for ya:

Presidents of the USA:

(alright...they fall in to the aforementioned "novelty category...but I know they have a voracious following)

Sonic Youth

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

RUHtf: KROQ Acoustic Xmas, night 1, part 1, 1995

Alright...over the next few days will be some treats (as if all my other stuff isn't a treat). I went digging in my closet and found a treasure trove of cassette tapes with RARE stuff.

Believe it or not, there was a time when KROQ was relevant. This was probably the tail end of that time period. The Acoustic xmas is always a mixed bag. A few artists that were massaged to the mainstream by other stations (like KSCA and college radio..and now Indie). One or two novelty acts that made a splash that year and will be conveniently forgotten about Jan. 2. A "legacy" act or two. A couple wild cards. And then filled with one-hit wonder KROQ bands whose career will dissipate quicker than you can say "Collective Soul". This year was no different...though it was spread over 2 nights with repeats. Notable is the presence of Radiohead and Sonic Youth.

I've gone through these performances so you don't have to. I've cherry-picked the best (and better) performances, and skipped over the sludge, like Wesley Wilis.

I'll spread these over a few days. This is 1995.

No Doubt


Radiohead (! third on the schedule!)

Joan Osbourne

Sunday, December 21, 2008

RuHtf: Heavy Metal Xmas - Jukebox Jury

Oh rare music fans. You are in for a treat! Yesterday was punk rock is heavy metal christmas, with hilarious commentary from Jonesy and his merry band of comedy jurors, including Patton Oswalt. Someone got a brilliant idea to make a traditional christmas songs album but with heavy metal musicians. The reslts, you could imagine, are embarrassingly hilarious. The Jury dissects the album track by track.

This is SO's GOOD!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

RUHtf: Rarin' up for the holidays

Well..I see it's been a while since i've posted. Here's a couple rarities to get you through the holidays. More to come...

The Yid Kids: Santa Doesn't Come to The Little Jewish Children's Houses

The Ravers: Punk Rock Christmas

Save Ferris: Hanukkah (W)rappin'

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

RUHtf: Fireman - Rushes

Alright...this is a sweet ditty. Today the new Fireman album is available. (below I have a link for a FREE track from
Amazon). In case you don't know who "Fireman" is, I won't play guessing games with you- it's Paul McCartney under an alias. Fireman allows him to do "experimental"/non-McCartney-esque material. Those who are tried and true fans will "get it". Those who are "fly-by-night" fans and only in to him for the "hits" (the people who go to the bathroom or snack bar while he starts playing a new, unfamiliar song in concert) will think "What the hell is this?" Changing musical direction midcareer can be very disadvantageous to an artist. Especially the "un-errable" (former) Beatles. Does anyone remember the praise for Paul's "Liverpool Oratorio", George's "Wonderwall Music", John's Primal Scream music, Paul & Ringo's children's albums? Didn't think so.

Well...he's got the money, he's got the time, he's got the talent...he knows the old fans will be there, they'll just get up for a potty break. The hardcore fans will listen and enjoy.

Here's his first Out Of Print album, "Rushes". I saw this at Best Buy years ago and passed it up. Now it fetches bucks on Amazon. We saw him a couple years ago, and played this album as people were getting their seats before the show.

The title, I imagine, refers to something only true Beatle fanatics (the ones who stay in their seats) would probably refers to to the lyrics from "Penny Lane": "The fireman rushes in...from the pouring rain".

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Get the lead track from his new album here for free from Amazon.

Here's Daily Om's review:

Paul McCartney, former Beatle and arguably the most world’s most beloved working musician, just refuses to rest. Not only does he release formidable solo albums at a steady clip after all these years, but even finds time for surprising—and surprisingly rewarding—side projects. The Fireman began in 1993 as a collaboration between McCartney and the producer and bassist known as Youth. The pair’s first two albums focused on experimental sound collage and instrumental electronica, styles McCartney helped forge decades back with the Beatles’ "Tomorrow Never Knows." 2008’s Electric Arguments, however, arrives as an album of a different stripe: a set of 13 terrific new McCartney songs, with vocals, written and recorded with Youth in only 13 days.

Opener "Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight" is an unexpectedly raging rocker, a dirty blues thump that sees McCartney growling his vocals like he’s seldom done since the Beatles’ "Helter Skelter." Youth concocts a swirling mass of bass and guitar to bolster this vicious tale of betrayal, and the song’s chorus breaks into a thick, floating chorus with "na na na" background vocals and disembodied wails. The next track, "Two Magpies," takes a more laid-back, acoustic tack, with shifting chords and a smart McCartney melody. But the duo keeps the number loose and mangy, with buzzing, in-your-face production.

What’s most surprising about Electric Arguments, in the end, is its accessibility and immediacy. While the album still features moments of sound collage, it also boasts a track list full of arresting pop songs. "Sing the Changes" is a great sweeping rocker, a stadium anthem build on an easy, beautiful melody. The track has the effortless pop appeal of so much of McCartney’s best work, but he and Youth again keep the number refreshingly unslick—a blazing comet of sound as opposed to a polished gemstone. The Fireman began as an experimental aside, but on its third album the project has become something bigger: an outlet for one of our greatest songwriters. This is McCartney let loose and cutting loose. Safe behind the relative anonymity of the Fireman moniker he’s able to produce his freshest work in years.

Monday, November 24, 2008

RUHtf: More rare Swamp Zombies

This is probably the last batch of rare Swamp Zombies tracks I have. Some were early versions of released songs, others have no names.


(I found this cool review of "A Frenzy Of Music And Action!")

Now It's Gone


Minute Song

Unknown Demo

Unknown Demo 2

I Built A Wall

Got my new Macbook Air!

Today I got my new Macbook Air. It's sweet, as those who have felt one before. Now i'm off to get some essential accessories for it. Invisible Touch makes this really great film protector for it. Then i've been spying the Isis Dei covers. I can't decide which one...but I probably will get the pictured Karma. These things are awesome, and i'll be carrying around my computer a lot more. These things are water repellant (important for me and my fumble fingers). It'll fit right into my bag, not requiring my large computer case.

Anyone wanting to buy a Powerbook G4??

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm going to be on the radio!'s not like i've never been on the radio before. (Go to my Brocasts page to listen to some of them). This time, however, i'm being interviewed by Lorraine Chambers for her awesome music geek show, Record Store Memories (click to hear past shows).

She spoke of upcoming guests, and if you listen in the player below at about 12:50, you'll hear her talk about me.

Monday, November 10, 2008

RuHtf Gem: Stones Around and Around track-by-track no buzz

Alright...I found the previously posted Around and Around tracked and it's a clean copy.

"Clean Rolling Stones"...there's a contradiction in terms for ya!


Around and Around

Good Times, Bad Times

It's All Over Now

Empty Heart

Confessin' The Blues

Not Fade Away

Bye Bye Johnny

You Better Move On

I Wanna Be Your Man

South Michigan Avenue

If You Need Me

Poison Ivy

Sunday, November 9, 2008

RUHtf Gem: VINTAGE Rolling Stones - Around and Around

When I say "Vintage" Rolling Stones, we're talking Brian Jones-Stones. This is mostly a "lost" Stones album, containing only one Jagger/Richards original..the rest covers. It was put out mostly to cash in on the fad sound of the day when and if the Stones popularity waned. We know the answer to that question.

No Puff Daddy remix, no guest rap, no disco beat...just pure, unadulterated Stones.

My copy was a pristine looking copy that I ebayed. There's sadly that annoying buzzing on this album, too.

Side One:
Around and Around
Good Times, Bad Times
It's All Over Now
Empty Heart
Confessin' the Blues
Not Fade Away

Side Two:
Bye, Bye, Johnny
You Better Move on
I Wanna Be Your man
2120 South Michigan Avenue
If You Need me
Poison Ivy

NOTE: for a cleaner, track by tack version, go here

Friday, November 7, 2008

Yet more Swamp Zombies rarities's another batch of Swamp Zombies rarities/B-sides:

Fill The Void:

HB (vinyl version):

I Love You, Etc. (early version):

Only A Man:

Suicidal Overtones:

Swamp Zombie Stomp:

Thanks to Christian for access to his collection.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

RUHtf Gem: Tater Totz - Alien Sleestacks From Brazil

Back in the 80's, this album came out from nowhere featuring some familiar underground names: Pat Fear, Pat Ruthensmear, Jeff & Steve McDonald, with numerous guests, including Danny Bonaduce. The album was all covers, with side 2 devoted to covering Yoko Ono, Don't Worry Kyoko. Sadly, I only have this on cassette, and my cassette ran out of room recording it. My friend has it on vinyl, so i've been trying to get him to bring it to me.
Prince was even thanked on the album because Michael Quercio (who sang on "Tomorrow Never Knows") was in the Three O'Clock who were a Paisley Park band, and thus was contractually obligated to thank Prince.

This will have to do for now.

Give Peace a Chance / We Will Rock You
Let's Get together
Tomorrow Never Knows
I've Just Seen a Face
Bat Macumba

That's Danny Bonaduce singing on "I've Just Seen a Face".

Here's an interview I did with them on KUCI:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I say it's my birthday!

Alright...yes, it's my birthday. And what a present I got!!'s the conventional rock and roll birthday song....performed unconventially.

I got this from Mojo magazine, and the CD they gave out was "The White Album Recovered" artists doing their versions of the album.

This is "Birthday", made unrecognizable by The Ruby Suns Featuring Esau Mwamwaya:

If you want to ever send the song to someone else for their birthday, its here:

CHANGE at last!

Finally....a new president, a new direction, a new promise.

How messed up do you think W. feels since this whole election has been run on the platform of "Change"...from both parties! celebrate, here's a couple songs from "Future Soundtrack Of America", a rallying CD put out during the LAST election, but the fact that it is called "Future Soundtrack" is rather prophetic, huh??'s OK Go with "This Will Be Our Year":

and David Byrne with "Ain't Got So Far To Go":

We've made it far..but there's still work to be done!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

RUHtf Gem: "Freakout U.S.A".....Rebellion, Man!

Alright...this is a wild one. This was put out by a K-Tel type company that takes the latest teen trend, gets together some musicians and writes some songs mimicing the trend to cash-in. This is pretty blatant with the farfisa organs, hammonds, and fuzz boxes. We'll call it "psychsploitation".

Throw in a couple covers, and you got yourself an album that stands up to the man....put out by the man!

Sorry for the buzzing...just pretend you took the bad acid.

Side 1
Freakout U.S.A. - The Aftermath (M. Curb)
Psychotic Reaction - The Hands of Time (Ellner, Chaney, Atkison, Byrne, Michalski)
Yellow Pill - Mom's Boys (Beckner, Hector, Martin, McClain, Wibier)
Poisons in My Body - International Theatre Foundation (M. Cohen)
I'm Losing It - The Glass Family (Parrett, Lamont)

Side 2
Up and Down - Mom's Boys (Beckner, Hector, Martin, McClain, Wibier)
Season of the Witch - The Mugwumps (Donovan)
Number 1 Lover - Everybody's Children (J. Capps, M. Jay)
Don't Try to Crawl Back - Jesters (Pittman, Fredrickson Jr.)
I Like the Way You Freakout - The Hands of Time (H. Hatcher)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Black Cab Sessions

Alright...this isn't terribly rare, as it is a site on the web. However, it is probably something not many people know of. It's Death Cab For Cutie's Black Cab Sessions. They take a musician, put 'em in a cab, and video them performing a song. I'm hooked with this one, and thought I would share:

that's as cool as this one, from my You Tube site:

To see more Black Cab Sessions, go here

Friday, October 24, 2008

RUHtf rarities & B-sides: Swamp Zombies

A couple months ago, I posted some covers by the great OC locals, the Swamp Zombies (here). I've got quite a few unreleased and b-sides from them, so i'll be sporadically posting them. Sorry for my absence. I don't just want to send this blog off without putting in time and effort...but life gets in the way. I've got a lot of great stuff on deck, so bear with me..and subscribe and you don't even need to consciously visit..when I post, it'll come in your e-box.

Now...I give you a 4-pack from the Swamp Zombies rarities:


Fire and Dogs:



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Camp Freddy for your 'Pod - The Hilfiger Sessions

Well, sadly, Freddy is off the airwaves, but they can live on in your ipod thanks to me. Here I have their Hilfiger sessions to listen to, or you can download the whole folder with separate tracks here (right click, or ctrl-click). Don't worry...the songs don't start right away. I got a little lazy just to get 'em up.

Photo from Wendy Bird Fotos

Here's the tracks:

Cheap Trick's Hello There:

Sweet Jane:

Pinball Wizard:

She Sells Sanctuary:

Whole Lotta Love:

Ziggy Stardust

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bangladesh, side 5

"A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (Bob Dylan) – 5:44
"It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" (Bob Dylan) – 3:07
"Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) – 4:07
"Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) – 4:45
"Just Like a Woman" (Bob Dylan) – 4:49

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bangldesh, side 4 it is:

1. Leon Russell, with Don Preston on "Youngblood": Medley: Jumpin' Jack Flash/Young Blood
2. George Harrison: Here Comes the Sun

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Concert For Bangladesh, side 3

Oops...i've got some catching up to do;

"It Don't Come Easy" (Ringo Starr) – 3:01
Performed by Ringo Starr
"Beware of Darkness" – 3:36
Featuring Leon Russell on one verse
"Band Introduction" – 2:39
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" – 4:53

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Concert For Bangladesh, side 2

Alright...I had such a positive response to side 1. Here's side 2:

I had the wrong songs listed yesterday. Corrected today.

1. Wah-Wah
2. My Sweet Lord
3. Awaiting On You All
4. That's the Way God Planned It (Billy Preston)

And here's Part 2 of the video:

Concert for Bangladesh, side 1

Alright...this is a great idea and it will give me content for 6 straight days. I managed to find a fairly clean copy of the vinyl of "Concert for Bangladesh" ( starts with a few pops...but you KNOW you miss hearing those!). Before Live Aid, before concerts for the People of Kampuchea, before Live 8, after Woodstock....George Harrison had an idea to help the people of Bangladesh, and get his rich talented friends to help out. Thus was born Concert for Bangladesh...a mix of modern and traditional music. This is the OG of benefit concerts. Musicians realizing what power they have over the listening public. I'll be spreading the 6 sides out over the next 6 days.

Side 1

1. Introduction
2. Bangla Dhun - Ravi Shankar

You can watch it here:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

U2 Zoo TV Tour Westwood One live from Dublin on KROQ, part 1

Alright....this was a chance opportunity. Once again, that KROQ-loving "friend" called me up and told me that U2 was on KROQ with their Westwood One Zoo show. This is rare in that no one else seems to have it up online for you to hear....but you can find the CDs that were sent to radio stations by Westwood One. These are for sale for hundreds of dollars. Thanks to me, your Rare, Unreleased, and Hard to find guide, you can hear it in all its commercial-free (edited out by me) glory.

This is Part 1. Part 2 tomorrow:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Didn't like learning you were "That Guy"? How about "Grandpa"?

A few guys were insulted that they so closely resembled "That Guy". Well, from the same Details issue, they let you know if you're turning in to"Grandpa".

Read this document on Scribd: Are you a "Grandpa"??

uh...if you're having problems reading it, click the button on your mouse (that's the thing atached to your computer that points to things on the screen) when the pointer goes over the words "Are you a Grandpa" below the picture. This will take you to a bigger picture. Put on your glasses so you can see everything.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

RUHtf: Here's one for the Jeffies

Due to popular demand, I have made the Jeff Buckley interview downloadable:

Jeff Buckley (Right click or ctrl-click, depending on your computer)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Do you know "This guy"??

this is pretty hilarious:
Read this document on Scribd: That Guy

Click the words "That Guy" below the picture and it will take you to a full page document, suitable for reading,

Sunday, September 14, 2008

RUHtf: Sonic Youth at Coachella, April 2007

I'm posting this for no particular reason other than it's really cool. I saved this on my drive from the AT & T webcast. This is for your computer screen, speakers, and ipod.

If you just want to listen:

And...if you want to download it, Right Click (Ctrl-click for the cool people) HERE

Friday, September 12, 2008

RUHtf gem: No Wave, side 2's side 2:

1 U.K. Squeeze: Strong In Reason

2 Joe Jackson : Sunday Papers

3 Dickies: Give It Back

4 Police: Next To You

5 Stranglers: Nice N' Sleazy

6 Dickies: You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)

A little more "punky" (with the presence of punk clowns, The Dickies). please note "U.K." in front of Squeeze's name. Guess there was an American Squeeze that laid claim to the name...but Difford & Tilbrook apparently prevailed, as the "U.K." had ben subsequently dropped. It was the same thing with The Beat...but the "English" stuck.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

RUHtf gem: No Wave, side 1

Alright...let's harken back to a day...skinny ties, pogoing, safety pins through cheeks, spiky hair, and crop tops. These were the New Wavers...a less aggressive, more mainstream version of the rebelliousness of punk rock. All was a response to the staleness that the music industry had become. Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Doobie Bothers, Eagles....Music had become stale and needed some excitement again. Punk...and later New Wave, were the shot in the arm it needed.

Of course, anywhere there's a movement, there's money to be made. New Wave was this movement. Because New Wave was a fashion focussed movement, the fashion industry started cashing in with flourescent colors, polka dots, zig zags, and funky typestyle.

The music industry too, started changing. This was a time when Joe Jackson, Squeeze, and The Police were considered "edgy"...not fodder for Star 98.7 or elevators like today.

What follows is Side 1 of "No Wave"..a collection of new wave songs.

Side 1:
1. UK Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours
2. The Police - Roxanne
3. Joe Jackson - Got The Time
4. Klark Kent - Don't Care
5. The Secret - I'm Alive
6. The Stranglers - Bring On The Nubiles

Monday, September 8, 2008

Unearthed Rare gem: Jeff Buckley interviewed on KROQ

Alright....the fact that I even have this kind of outs me as listening to KROQ at one point in my life. Well..a friend of a friend called me up and told me to listen...yeah, that's it. So I captured this on tape, and have it now for the world to hear the genius that is (was) Jeff Buckley. I was kind of wanting to save this for an "anniversary" date, like his birthday or drowning...but instead decided just to put it out there (I have more stuff I can save for that).

This is a candid, incredible interview with acoustic performance..and listen for the trippy Doors "cover".


Oh..what she asks him when its starting is what kind of music they play. Some guy had called her up and asked for "That Jeff Buckley song"

Friday, September 5, 2008

RUHtf Gem: Part 4 of 4 - Urgh! A Music War

Alright folks. Sorry for the day off...but here's side 4 of Urgh! A Music War.

The Fleshtones: Shadowline

Gang of Four: He’d Send in the Army

Missing John Otway: Cheryl’s Going Home

999: Homicide

X: Beyond and Back

Magazine: Model Worker

Skafish: Sign of the Cross

Watch many of the videos here

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

RUHtf gem: URGH! side 3's side 3:

Devo: Uncontrollable Urge

Echo & the Bunnymen: The Puppet

Missing Au Pairs: Come Again

The Cramps: Tear It Up

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Bad Reputation

Pere Ubu: Birdies

Gary Numan: Down in the Park

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

RUHtf gem: URGH! side 2

Alright...we're missing the first song from side one, Members "Offshore Banking Business". One of these days i'll dig up the vinyl. For now, we have:

Go-Go's: We Got The Beat

Klaus Nomi: Total Eclipse

Missing Athletico Spizz 80: Where's Captain Kirk

Jools Holland: Foolish I Know

Missing Alley Kats: Nothing Means Nothing Anymore

Steel Pulse: Ku Klux Klan

Monday, September 1, 2008

RUHtf Gem: Part 1 of 4 - Urgh! A Music War

Alright rare music fans...this is a treat you may never hear (or at least own), and may never see (through the usual retail channels). I had a bar mitzvah gift certificate (so I was 13) for the local music shop (remember those?) This actually was a shop that sold instruments, and stocked a few bins of albums. I took guitar lessons from this shop. I had the same instructor that Tom Dumont (later of No Doubt) had. I was Tom's guitar partner in guitar class and was impressed with his advanced skills on guitar. He recommended the instructor. 4 sessions later, I threw in the towel learning only the opening bars to "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin. I said, I had a gift certificate for the music store (so I was 13 at the time). I had been a "classic rock" guy, sometimes "top 40" because that was all I knew. I had been introduced to punk through my friend Magid in English class (the teacher thought him, Scott, and I were listening to lessons on the class tape payer/headphones...little did she know we were listening to Adam & The Ants (yes....Adam was considered "punk"), Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Germs, and Sex Pistols (come to think of it, he was going to sell me a "Great Rock N' Roll Swindle" vinyl, but I passed it up) on tapes his older "punker" brother made us). Also, my brother used to turn me on to music, and he had a lot of new vinyl, like The Clash, Devo, and Oingo Boingo. Being the younger brother, I was always trying to "one up" him. My passion for music, and learning new music, began. I started reading all the music magazines learning everything about everything. While Rolling Stone was talking about this "scary" new punk movement (treating it like anti-music), Creem was introducing us to all the bands, while Circus just stuck to the hair bands. BAM was also a good source for music information, though they also had a lot of hair bands (they used to have an ad for Motley Crue's first, independent, album...and used to tout how it sold 5,000 copies! 6,000! 7,000!....)

So...remember the gift certificate? Well, I used it to buy "Urgh! a Music War". I knew some of the "marquee" bands (I was friends with this girl that introduced me to the Police in class, much like Magid turned me on to punk, and I knew Boingo, X, Wall Of Voodoo, and Devo). I figured, I knew enough of the bands that I assumed the ones I didn't know would soon become favorites. it turned out, the album became a favorite of mine. I enjoyed having something that not many people knew about. There was a movie made, and it was released on video. But, according to wikipedia, it never will be released on DVD because the electronic rights are tied up in the failed Selectavision format.

The CD also has been lost in rights nightmare hell.

There is a GREAT Urgh! fan website here.
A DVD and CD are offered (of course, of questionable legality). Over the next four days, i'll play the 4 "sides" of the album...or at least what made it digitally.

Police: Driven To Tears

Wall Of Voodoo: Back In Flesh

OMD: Enola Gay

Oingo Boingo: Ain't This The Life

XTC: Respectable Street

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

RUHtf Gem: New York Dolls - Night Of The Living Dolls

The New York Dolls were many things to many people but in their two 70's albums they released enough great material for numerous compilations, reconfigurations, reissues, and live albums. While their recent album didn't make as much of splash, entire careers and musical movements were founded on their initial sounds. Mere mention of the name "New York Dolls" evokes thoughts of lipstick, frilly scarves, tight leather pants that reveal it all, hairspray, and makeup. While it wouldn't be so out of place today, back then they were an oddity.

Thanks to rummaging through the vinyl of my dear friends, the Jones sisters, what we have here is one of the compilations, packed with great songs.
One of the songs, "Give Her A Great Big Kiss" not appearing anywhere else.

No, these songs aren't rare, per se, save for "Give...", but it never made it to CD and, with all vinyl, it is therefore rare.

Read the liner notes here:
Read this document on Scribd: Back Cover - Night Of The Living Dolls

Click the rectangle in the upper right corner to see it bigger.

Side 1 follows. Side 2 tomorrow.

1. Personality Crisis
2. Puss 'N Boots
3. Trash
4. Vietnamese Baby
5. Give Her A Great Big Kiss

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cult on Rockline

Well, here's a quickie I had lying around. This is an interview the Cult did on Rockline when Between Good And Evil came out. I had the opportunity to see and meet the Cult at Tower Sunset, and they gave me a pass to see them at the Whiskey that night. It was amazing!

While Ian was too preoccupied on his platform, the rest of the band came down and took a picture with me. Matt in particular was enamored with my dog, Hawk. He said he had to leave his at home while touring. You can see Matt with some black legs and tail in front of him.

Here's the interview:

Friday, August 22, 2008

RUHtf gem: Part 4 of 4 - Concerts for the People Of Kampuchea for the final side:
The "big name" and, conveniently, the organizer, Paul McCartney, and an all star jam, Rockestra.

1. GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE -- Paul McCartney & Wings
2. EVERY NIGHT -- Paul McCartney & Wings
3. COMING UP -- Paul McCartney & Wings
4. LUCILLE -- Rockestra
5. LET IT BE -- Rockestra
6. ROCKESTRA THEME -- Rockestra

Thursday, August 21, 2008

RUHtf Gem: Part 3 of 4 - Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea

Time to get up, remove the LP, and put on LP 2, side 3 on.

1. NOW I'M HERE -- Queen
3. HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK -- Ian Dury & The Blockheads
4. MONKEY MAN -- The Specials

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

RUHtf Gem: Part 2 of 4 - Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea

Alright rare music fans. Time to turn the record over (if you are a rare music fan, you remember doing that!)

This is side 2 of Concerts For the People Of Kampuchea.

The songs on this side are:

1. THE WAIT -- Pretenders
2. PRECIOUS -- Pretenders
3. TATTOOED LOVE BOYS -- Pretenders
4. THE IMPOSTER -- Elvis Costello & The Attractions
6. LITTLE SISTER -- Rockpile with Robert Plant

Listen carefully to the end where one of the backing vocalists from the band forgot the cue for the end of the song. Then someone mentions something about turning the microphone off.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

RUHtf Gem: Part 1 of 4 - Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea

Before Live Aid, before Conspiracy Of Hope, before No Nukes, before Live 8, before even the Freddy Mercury AIDS benefit, there was Concert(s) for the People Of Kampuchea (of course, after Bangladesh, Woodstock, and Monterey Pop). A concert held over 4 nights at the Hammersmith Odeon (of course, cause it seems all great shows take place "over there"). Featuring Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, The Who, aforementioned Freddie Mercury-fronted Queen, Pretenders, Clash, and "sub-marquee" (at least for that time) artists Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Specials, and Rockpile. At the time (I was 11 or 12) all I really knew about Kampuchea was there was a really cool double album for it. Of course, this was to provide famine relief to the victims of Pol Pot's (yes, the "Pol...Pot...Pol...Pot" from Dead Kennedys' "Holiday in Cambodia") Khmer Rouge regime (we knew many of them as "boat people"). It did bring some awareness, and who knows if it raised money of significance. As with many other third-world-country-of-the-week benefits, the biggest impact it probably had, however, was raising people's awareness that there was this really cool benefit album with some great groups, and that it still remains to be released on CD and DVD (there was a VHS)...and probably the only people it "benefitted" are the CD and DVD pirates making a boatload (sorry...I couldn't resist the bad joke) selling counterfeit CD-Rs and DVD-Rs that cost them a dime a dozen to produce.

So...for your enjoyment, the first of 4 part series, Side 1 of Concerts For the People Of Kampuchea:

1. BABA O'RILEY -- The Who
2. SISTER DISCO -- The Who
4. SEE ME, FEEL ME -- The Who

Bless them for leaving in Entwhistle's false start. I remember that clearly from 81, when this was released. It's a good thing they didn't have Pro Tools back them. This is a really clean transfer. Listen in headphones cause you can even hear stage chatter.

Coming up next: Pretenders, Elvis, and Rockpile/Robert Plant

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Redd Kross at Coachella, audio/video

Well, Rodney on the ROQ let the cat out of the bag saying the new Redd Kross album is much like what we've come to expect of the old Redd Kross.

This following is a real treat. The newly reignited Redd Kross headlined Coachella. O.k...they didn't "headline" but they may as well have. Here they were in one of the tents, rockin' out and showing everyone else how to do it. I've split the video in two, and the audio is available to listen to or download.

Sorry for the flip4mac watermark, but i'm too cheap to spring for the Pro version.


Here's part 1:

And Part 2:

And just the music:

And download it here

Oh..and how could I video of RK at the Rodney On The ROQ show:

and Part 2:

Thursday, July 31, 2008

RUHtf gem: New Bad Things - I Suck

Alright...this is a rare gem of the "wow...I never even knew that song existed but it's pretty cool" kind. New Bad Things were a Portland, Oregon band. According to their wiki they formed in order to open for Sebadoh. A Myspace Page set up to honor them could do a better job with giving background. I'll just play this cool song we used to play on The Bro Show.

Oh...this song is also my message to you, my faithful, loyal RUHtf reader for sticking with me and my minimum entries the past few weeks. More cool stuff to come... Chinese Democracy wasn't recorded in a day. :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Tribute to GG

Those of you who know Terry's grandmother know her as "GG"...known to the rest of the world as Jean Desmond. ("GG", to the uninitiated, stands for "Great Grandmother"). She also went by "The Matriarch", as she held court over an extended family all over the world. This morning, around 4 AM, GG died peacefully. She was an incredible woman, an inspiration to everyone who met her, and lived a full life that most people would envy and could only wish they could have. She was a person who saw something she wanted to do, so she did it. Her last words of advice to me, which have been her motto for life, were "I didn't know it couldn't be done, so I did it!" (I was considering applying for a job which, on paper, I didn't have some of the important criteria they were looking for).

I have put together a video tribute with music for GG. The song choice is Eurythmics' "Miracle Of Love", a very moving song that 20 years ago was dedicated to me. When I was in the hospital, struggling for my life, my friends at the radio station (KUCI) dedicated a few hours of radio programming to me and called it the "Lar-a-thon". My radio partner, and one of my very best friends to this day, Marian, dedicated this song to me.

When I first met GG, her comment to Terry was "My only problem with him is he is ferociously independent!" GG met her doppelgänger in me, as we refer to GG (who lived alone in her apartment up until the last week of her 89 year old life) as "ferociously independent".

Marian must have known something about me back then, as Annie Lennox use the word "ferocious" in this song. How many songs can you name that use "ferocious"??When I decided to use this song, I hadn't read the lyrics yet, so I didn't even know it was in there.

GG NEVER played the pity card or the "help me i'm a senior citizen" role. Her can-do attitude was an inspiration for all, and will inspire generations. GG was a storyteller of Mark Twain proportions, and you can pick up a copy of her first book here at Amazon.

Visit here for the video tribute.


GG will live on in our hearts, our minds, our stories...and now on the internet!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

RUHtf gem: Swamp Zombies - Chicken Vulture Crow

Never released on CD, I give you the Swamp Zombies classic, Chicken Vulture Crow. Out of nowhere came these Orange County....punks(?) Playing acoustic instruments (acoustic guitars, stand-up bass, single drum) and singing about peace and love in two and three part harmonies, wearing beatnik clothes, and driving around in a truck that advertised a giant alligator inside...these "punks" transcended labels. They were a "big" band in OC, attracting huge crowds at the Sawdust Festival and being able to headline The Coach House. "life" happened for the members, and they broke up. Josh had been doing in-house art for their record label (and the Swamp Zombies art) and stared painting and selling his stuff, soon morphing in to a highly sought after artist, Shag. The Tiki Tones evolved from the ashes of the Zombies, and carried on their tradition.

I'm sure i'm bastardizing their history. For a more complete histoy, you could probably check out wikipedia. There's also a documentary in production.

Hear my interviews with them here.
See my Tiki Tones videos here

And now....Chicken Vulture

Truly Needy:

Love Zombie:

Swamp Boy:

Open Up Your Eyes:

Pots And Pans

Coffeehouse Ray:

Purple Haze:

Zombie Jamboree:


A Simple Desultory:


Rudy The Magic Crow (+bonus ending)

Friday, July 18, 2008

RUHTF: Matt Sorum sings, Slim Jim swings's a couple random treats I found listening to Indie recently.

They are rare in that I doubt you'll find them anywhere else.

First up is Matt Sorum doing an amazing Maggie May:

Thanks to Paul!

Then, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats hosted Jonesy's Jukebox. He played a song by the Swing Cats, which is Lemmy, Johnny Ramone, and Danny B. Harvey. This is an Elvis cover, Good Rockin' Tonight:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Style Council live in concert

This is cool. Wolfgang's Valut now lets you embed the concerts they are streaming. This makes my job easy (but its then less rare).'s my first: Stye Council. Paul Weller has god-like status in the UK. EVERYONE knows and loves him. He fills stadiums over there. Here...he can barely fill a small theater..and his albums register only a minor blip in the charts, let alone never played on the radio. Then again, one song gets played on "Easy Hits" stations - "My Ever Changing Moods"...his first hit with his second bad, The Style Council. His record company, realizing the American Public has short attention spans, released the UK album 'Cafe Bleu" as 'My Ever Changing Moods"

Here's a King Biscuit Flour radio broadcast: