June 1, 2009

Off-Day Outtakes: Dictators & Sonic Youth

The Dictators
Demos & Rare Tracks 1973-1976

Miami Steve Van Zandt calls the Dictators "the connective tissue between the eras of The MC5, Stooges, New York Dolls, and the punk explosion of the mid to late 1970's".
01  Weekend
02 Backseat Boogie
03 Master Race Rock
04 California Sun
05 Fireman's Friend
06 Interstellar Overdrive
07 Tits to You
08 Too Much Fun
09 Dogs (Rock And Roll Made A Man Out Of Me)
10 America the Beautiful
11 Sleepin' With the TV On I
12 Heartache
13 Search & Destroy
14 Disease
15 Sleepin' With the TV On II
16 Exposed
17 Smash That Faggot's Head
18 Radio Ad
Video Bonus: The Dictators play "New York, New York" at CBGBs on October 13, 2006:



Makes me a bit homesick (sniffle ...)

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Sonic Youth
Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star - Early Rough Mixes
01  Bull In The Heather
02 Starfield Road
03 Skink
04 Screaming Skull
05 Screaming Skull (Rap Damage)
06 Self-Obsessed And Sexxee
07 Bone
08 Bone Remix
09 Androgynous Mind
10 Sweet Shine
11 Waiste Away
12 Doctor's Orders Part 1
13 Doctor's Orders Part 2
14 In The Mind Of The Bourgeois Reader
This set has a horrifically low bit rate (80 kbps!), but after poking around online, I think this is all there is.

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Also check out Daytrotter:
Daytrotter is a recording studio with a website. We invite musicians to our studio, record their songs, and give (give, as in "for free, no strings attached") them to you, from our website. Simple.
I will confess to having heard of maybe 1.7% of the bands listed on the sessions archives, so feel free to recommend one or four.

11 comments:

Jere said...

ooh, two bands I am a fan of, nice. thanks.

L-girl said...

Yeah Dictators! We all know Sonic Youth was great and influential, but the Dictators are so often forgotten. Nice choices, thanks.

redsock said...

The album "NY, NY" comes from is "... And You?" and is credited to Manitoba's Wild Kingdom. A short (10 songs in 26 minutes!), fun blast of punky rock and an overlooked gem from 1990.

Jere said...

Stupid Tribe doesn't know you're supposed to have your hittin' pants on in the 1st against Jobber. He's retired the first 8.

Orel just went on and on about how watching this game is like watching a no-hitter in that every ball hit is important, as the Yanks are going for the consecutive errorless games streak. Was dead serious, saying how nobody wants to be the one to end the streak.

Then Philips asks the third guy (almost as if he didn't hear a word of what Orel said), "do you think any of the players care there's a streak?" and the other guy said "half of them probably don't even know about it." Orel had to feel like an ass--then they asked him if it mattered (again, he just went on about how much it does--maybe they were so shocked they thought they dreamed it) and he said, "if you're on the New York Yankees it matters."

andy said...

Baby is a girl.

redsock said...

WOO-HOO!!!

Congrats!

Might I suggest a name?

"Ortizina 2004 [last name]"?

L-girl said...

Yay Andy!!! Well done. Lots of love to you all.

I think Jacobina is a nice name, don't you?

L-girl said...

I love Manitoba's Wild Kingdom.

andy said...

As a name for my girl? That's far out. Manitoba Wild Kingdom come in for dinner!

L-girl said...

Ha ha, I threw an on-topic post in there. Maybe just Manitoba.

tim said...

Saskatchewan!

Congrats andy!