Friday, September 28, 2007

Paging David St Hubins

Indebted for publicist Lou Risdale for another gem, this one a very Spinal Tap 1974 interview with Uriah Heep. The only thing missing is an exploding drummer.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

While you were sleeping

Things have been sort of slow on the blog lately, due to the hectic pace of things behind the scenes.

At the I-94 Bar, we're knocking into shape interviews with Dom Mariani of The Stems and Richard Lawson of the Lime Spiders, whose bands are busy on the live and album front. Also in the works, an interview with Ed Kuepper.

There's a bit of new stock in the shop (probably online in the next day or so) ahead of a re-build and a heap of giveaways on that front.

Then there's the forthcoming debut release for I-94 Bar Records, the Klondike's North 40 album "The Straight Path", featuring Chris "Klondike" Masuak of Radio Birdman, the Hitmen et al. It's away being mastered with the cover art not far away. Expect more news in three weeks or so.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Demogate Drive and The Eastern Dark

Been looking for an excuse to plug Melbourne guitarist Matt Daley's live/demo music blog Demogate Drive and here it is. Bill Gibson has given Matt's audience a compilation of live and outtake material that never made it to The Eastern Dark's posthumous "Girls On The Beach (With Cars)" album. Grab it here and have a trawl through Matt's blog for some other choice stuff.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

One of my favourite things from the '80s

...were The Lyres, the Boston band that arose from the disintergration of DMZ. Featuring the singular talents of Monoman on vocals and organ, here they are doing "Don't Give It Up Now".

Buried Treasure from an ex-Vicious Kitten

One of the Gray brothers, Colin - late of Vicious Kitten zine and the 1990s Aussie record label of the same name - has entered the podcast arena with a live feed of great Australian rock sounds of the '80s and '90s. Buried Treasure is a (hopefully regular) feed of the likes of Hitmen DTK (with special guest Deniz Tek), Asteroid B612, the Screaming Tribesmen, all committed to tape in glorious mono in pubs in and around Sydney. Stream or download it here, drop Col a line.