Thursday, May 31, 2007

Peter Schmidt

This man is unappreciated. Learn. Listen. Love.

Band #1
Funland (with Will Johnson)

Funland - Dump Me
Funland - Quiet One

Band #2
Legendary Crystal Chandelier (LCC)

LCC - The Very Ever After(fixed)
LCC - Well I Know

Band #3
Peter Schmidt & His Gentlemen Scholars

Peter Schmidt - My Heart Sinks
Peter Schmidt - Long Lonely Summer

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Slobberbone - Crow Pot Pie Demos

This is the original Crow Pot Pie, not the one that you can buy on their website, this shit is rare. I received it from a friend of the band a few years ago and just dug it out to share with you guys. It features early versions of "I'll Be Damned" and "Haze Of A Drink" which later appeared on Barrel Chested. I've been trying to track my friend down to get the names of the instrumental tracks so if anyone knows their names let me know. Now sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finest Alt-Country ever made.

1 - Instrumental 1
2 - Whiskey Glass Eye
3 - No Man Among Men
4 - Shoot You Dead
5 - Instrumental 2
6 - I'll Be Damned
7 - Ruin Your Day
8 - 16 Days
9 - Little Sister
10 - Instrumental 3
11 - Haze Of A Drink
12 - Dunk You In The River

Slobberbone - Crow Pot Pie Demos RAR File


Slobberbone - "Josephine"

Monday, May 28, 2007

Dave Grohl - Pocketwatch Demos

This is a demo tape that Grohl released way back in 1990 when he was still with Nirvana under the name "Late!". From Wikipedia

Though Grohl had been writing songs for several years, he declined to introduce his songs to the band for fear of damaging the band's chemistry. Instead, Grohl compiled his songs and recorded them himself, releasing a cassette called Pocketwatch in 1992 on indie label Simple Machines. Rather than using his own name, Grohl released the cassette under the pseudonym "Late!".

In the later years of Nirvana, Grohl's songwriting contributions increased. In Grohl's initial months in Seattle, Cobain overheard him working on a song called "Color Pictures of a Marigold", and the two ended up jamming on it. Grohl would later record the song for the Pocketwatch cassette. During the sessions for In Utero, he decided to re-record the song, and the band released this version as a b-side on the "Heart-Shaped Box" single, titled simply "Marigold".

Earlier, as the band worked on new material for In Utero, Grohl contributed the main guitar riff for what ended up becoming "Scentless Apprentice". Cobain conceded in a late 1993 MTV interview that he initially thought the riff was "kind of boneheaded", but was gratified at how the song developed (a process captured in part in a demo on the Nirvana box set With the Lights Out). Cobain noted that he was excited at the possibility of having Novoselic and Grohl contribute more to the band's songwriting.

Prior to their 1994 European tour, the band decided to schedule session time at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle to work on demos. For most of the three-day session, Cobain was absent, so Novoselic and Grohl worked on demos of their own songs. The duo completed several of Grohl's, including future Foo Fighters songs "Exhausted", "Big Me", "February Stars", and "Butterflies". On the third day of the session, Cobain finally arrived, and the band recorded a demo of a song later named "You Know You're Right". It was the band's final studio recording.

"kind of boneheaded" eh?

Dave Grohl - Late! Pocketwatch (demo cassette)

1 - Pokey the Little Puppy

2- Petrol CB
3 -Friend of a Friend
4 -Throwing Needles
5- Just Another Story About Skeeter Thompson
6 - Color Pictures of a Marigold
7 - Hell's Garden
8 - Winnebago
9 - Bruce
10 - Milk

ZIP File

Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Beach Boys - Get The Boot Vol. 1

While sifting through the site's stats I noticed quite a few of you were downloading The Beach Boys songs I posted awhile back. Well lucky for us, I found some more! There are some real gems on this bootleg, I'm listening to it for my third time right now and I'd rather be doing that then talking to you, honestly. Look for Volume 2 in the weeks ahead or just go find it yourself now.


The Beach Boys - Get The Boot Vol. 1

1. Beginning Of The End
2. Thank Him
3. Side Two
4. Back Home
5. Can't Wait Too Long
6. Lonely Days
7. Mona Kani
8. Break Away
9. Won't You Tell Me
10. Back Home
11. Back Home
12. Walkin'
13. It's A New Day
14. Barbara
15. Add Some Music To Your Day
16. Slip On Through
17. Slip On Through
18. Our Sweet Love
19. I'm Going Your Way
20. 'Til I Die
21. Surf's Up
22. Rollin' Up To Heaven
23. I've Got A Friend
24. Here She Comes
25. Fairy Tale Music

ZIP File

Friday, May 25, 2007

Ween - Chocolate and Cheese Demos

I promised more Ween demos and here they are! Chocolate and Cheese is probably my favorite Ween album, but only a few of these demo songs actually made it to the final album. There's a couple of demos of "Gabrielle" here which showed up on Ween's B-Side Album Shinola. Ween is releasing The Friends EP June 8th and holding off on the full length album until later this year. I'm only posting a few mp3's to save bandwidth so use the ZIP file download. Enjoy!

01.I Still Love You
02.Short Span Of Attention
03.Ode To Rene
04.Feed The Fire
05.Mango Woman
06.Gabrielle (1)
07.Freedom of 76' (1)
08.Buckingham Green (clean)
09.Take Me Away
10.Sweet Texas Fire
11.Spinal Menengitis (Got Me Down)
12.Buckingham Green (2)
13.Gabrielle (2)
14.The Rift
15.Pass The Bong (young chou lin)
17.Freedom of 76' (2)
18.Buckingham Green (hiss)

ZIP file

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


This Dallas band I did have the pleasure of seeing numerous times (unlike my previous post about centro-matic) . I spent a few drunken New Years with them at the old Barley House that I will never forget. Brent Best now fronts a band called The Drams and they are finally getting some radio play! Here's Slobberbone with two live covers:

Slobberbone - Wake Up (Replacements Cover)

Slobberbone - Pretty Persuasion (R.E.M. Cover)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Preston School Of Industry

Spiral Stairs has a posse. It's name is Preston School Of Industry. You already knew that though, but did you know that Pavement had a song called Preston School Of Industry? PSOI has a new album in the works, still no word on a release date. Until then I hope these can tide you over.

Preston School Of Industry - Walk Of A Gurl (Demo)
Preston School Of Industry - The Furnace Sun

Visit their website for NO recent news...

Pavement - Preston School Of Industry

Minus Story

Sorry about the late post today. I have a bit of trouble with the whole walking thing, so I may have broken my foot again. :( Here are a few tracks from Minus Story's newest called "My Ion Truss" due out June 19th. The drums on "Aaron" make me want to fucking hop around and do jumpkicks, but now I can't because of the foot. Fuck.

minus story - Aaron
minus story - Stitch Me Up

Visit Minus Story on Myspace

Newly Announced Tour Dates:
06/15/07 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves w/ Shearwater
06/16/07 Austin, TX - Emo's w/ Shearwater
06/18/07 Tucson, AZ - Plush w/ Shearwater
06/19/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo w/ Shearwater
06/20/07 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill w/ Shearwater
06/21/07 Portland, OR - Dante's w/ Shearwater
06/22/07 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe w/ Shearwater
06/25/07 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
06/26/07 Chicago, IL - Schubas w/ Old Canes
06/27/07 Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop w/ Old Canes
06/28/07 Buffalo, NY - The Icon w/ Old Canes
06/29/07 Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw
06/30/07 Bridgeport, CT - Two Boots Roadhouse w/ Old Canes
07/01/07 Allston, MA - Great Scott w/ Old Canes
07/02/07 Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber w/ Old Canes
07/03/07 Washington D.C., - Rock And Roll Hotel w/ Old Canes
07/05/07 Newport, KY - Southgate House� w/ Old Canes
07/06/07 Champaign, IL - Cowboy Monkey
07/07/07 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot w/ Old Canes

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


I don't know if you've heard but UNKLE has a new album coming out soon called War Stories. This here is a little vinyl only preview of that album, look around the web a bit if you want the full EP. Here are my two favorites from the EP.

UNKLE - Night's Temper EP (A Prelude To War Stories)

01 unkle-chemistry
02 unkle-morning rage
03 unkle-persons and machinery
04 unkle-may day

Update: You can now download the full EP here Thanks Nick!

The Polyphonic Spree

The new album by The Polyphonic Spree was named "The Fragile Army" by Mike Mills the director of the movie Thumbsucker which The Spree composed the soundtrack for. If you haven't seen it, then you should. The Fragile Army is out on June 19th, until then here are my favorites...

01 Together We're Heavy
02 Running Away
03 Get Up and Go
04 The Fragile Army
05 Younger Yesterday
06 We Crawl
07 Oh I Feel Fine
08 Guaranteed Nightlite
09 Light to Follow
10 Watch Us Explode (Justify)
11 Overblow Your Nest
12 The Championship

Cable and Tweed has The Spree doing a Nivana cover head over there and check it out. You Ain't No Picasso has Spree tour dates!

Monday, May 14, 2007

The Beach Boys

I found these demos that I downloaded a while ago. There is a little noise on some of the tracks, but I tried to pick the best ones. If anyone wants the full tape let me know.

The SMiLE Sessions - Selections From The SOT Source Tape

The Beach Boys - 02 Do You Like Worms (Stereo Mix)
The Beach Boys - 08 The Old Master Painter (Track)
The Beach Boys - 15 Wonderful (Insert Vocal Overdub)
The Beach Boys - 20 Child Is Father Of The Man (Vocal Overdub)
The Beach Boys - 25 Wind Chimes (Assembly With Vocal)

Download all five tracks at once here

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Ladybug Transistor

Another one of my favorites from the Elephant 6 collective is Ladybug Transistor. They have had their share of setbacks lately, but they do have a new album on the way called Can't Wait Another Day. I like it a bit less than some of their previous releases, but it still has a few gems. Here are two of my favorite tracks.

The Ladybug Transistor - Three Days From Now
The Ladybug Transistor - Broken Links

Check them out on Myspace

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cut The Wires

Cut the Wires were a great little band until the jackass lead singer decided to become some solo little folksy fucker, who apparently loves looking at ceilings. This is an EP they put out which features none of their hits, because they never had any. Oh and if the bass player was less of a big bald dickhead things might have went a little better too. Enjoy!

01 - Cut The Wires - So Long, So What
02 - Cut The Wires - Antisocial
03 - Cut The Wires - I hold on
04 - Cut The Wires - Kittens!

Check out the solo little folksy fucker's Myspace

Buy the EP on CD baby

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Doug Martsch

Come bask in the warm glow of Doug Martsch solo. This is the second
of three nights he played at St. John's. I have the third night as well and
will post it in the future. This show kicks so much ass I won't even
say any more. Just listen.

Doug Martsch 3-24-02 @ St. John's Pub Portland, OR

01 The First Song
02 The Night has Opened my Eyes (The Smiths)
03 Still Flat
04 Tarpit (Dinosaur Jr.)
05 Things never shared
06 Some Things Last A Long Time (Daniel Johnston)
07 Trouble (Cat Stevens)
08 I would hurt to fly
09 Offer
10 Dream
11 Something (the beatles)
12 Five on Three
13 Hard Times (Skip James)
14 The Weather
15 Try Me (Bob Marley)
16 That's how Strong my Love Is (Otis Redding)

Full show download

Also..I've been trying to piece together a tracklist for the
Pavement post a few days ago. I've added what I know so far.
If anyone wants to help please comment on the post.

also.. KOSBEES!!!!!!


I've lived in the DFW for 7 years and I've only seen centro-matic twice, WTF is wrong with me? Although one of the shows was their tenth anniversary show, which was amazing btw. But still. But Still. Oh I have that show and I'll post it sometime soon, for now enjoy these tracks.

centro-matic - D. Boone Free

centro-matic - Most Everyone Will (Demo)

centro-matic - Love Has Found Me

Also: centro-matic has four new songs streaming on their myspace

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


12 Golden Country Greats 4-Track Demos

The original versions that were sent to Nashville!

1. I Don't Want to Leave You On The Farm
2. Piss Up A Rope
3. Mr.Richard Smoker
4. Help Me Scrape The Mucous Off My Brain
5. Pretty Girl
6. Fluffy
7. Powder Blue
8. I've Got No Darkside
9. You Were the Fool
10. Holding You
11. So Long Jerry


p.s. I have the chocolate and cheese demos and the white pepper demos as well, look for those soon!

Sunday, May 06, 2007


This is a b-side comp called "Goldmine" that was made by a friend of a friend. I don't have a track listing yet, but I do have a sequel.

Update: Here's what I know so far:

Sue Me Jack
2. So Stark (You're A Skyscraper)
3. Camera (REM Cover
Kneeling Bus
7. Strings Of Nashville
The Sutcliffe Catering Song
13. Give It a Day
14. Pranksters vs. Gangsters
15. Saganaw
16. Westie Can Drum
18. Wanna Mess You Around
19. No Tan Lines
20. Slowly Typed
21. Cherry Ares
22. Greenlander
23. Texas Never Whispers
24. Frontwards
25. Feed Them To The (Linden) Lions
26. Shoot The Singer

Pavement - Goldmine

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Did You Come Here For Beulah?

Well? Did You? Well, Miles did tell me thanks for "spreading the gospel" so here's some more.

Beulah Live @ the Metro

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

my little airport

Someone over at SUF told me about these guys a year ago or so. They hail from Hong Kong, and they are now with Elefant Records. They have a new album in the works called "zoo is sad people are cruel". Here's two songs from their two previous albums. Whenever I hear the song "Little Banana" I always think of the scene in Bottle Rocket where the guy tells Owen Wilson he looks like a little banana.

my little airport - little banana
my little airport - my little fish

Visit their homepage:
On Myspace there's a new track:

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Dan Arthurs

Do any of you have a CD that you treasure because you know that very few people have heard it? Dan Arthurs' "Your Stinky Pinky" is mine. I received this CD from my brother back in 1995. He told me he got it in the bargain bin of a small CD shop in New York. I've tried to contact Mr. Arthurs' several times to find out any info on current projects, but to no avail. I was searching around the other day and came across this picture of a Dan Arthurs playing mandolin in an Alt-Country band in Brooklyn in the early 90's called Tandy.

Too much of a coincidence? I don't know. Does anyone have any info on this guy or any info on Tandy? I'd love to know. Here are two of my favorite songs from "Your Stinky Pinky".

Arthurs - Orchid Song
Arthurs - Protest Song

Bonus Song! Arthurs - Your Stinky Pinky