ABC - The Lexicon of Love (1982)

Yesterday in a local vinyl fair I had in my hand a copy of ABC "Lexicon of Love". I know this very well and I have in several support (cassette, mp3, flac etc. ) but I never had a vinyl copy of it.
How many emotions and memories !!! so I couldn't resist and I had it for 5€.
The vinyl condition is very good so I am really happy of my purchase.

I already posted this in the past (link expired) so here again a vinyl rip from the web (not mine):

The Lexicon of Love


JULIE'S HAIRCUT - October 19, 2019 (Monza)

 I suspected that this Italian band is well known in other european countries  but not so here in Italy.  Now I have evidence that this is a fact.
Last Saturday I saw  Julie's Haircut live (I was waiting since long time after I bought their last vinyl production) and I was really surprise of the location (so small !!!) and the public (not more than 40 people!!!). Really as a private party.
Surely the event was not well publicized  (information was very poor). At the end a good performance  that would have deserved a better location and a larger audience.
The last production " In the silent electric" was released just few days ago and this is the tour for the new album.
They will be in Milan in January. I hope (for them) with a larger audience.

Video "Orpheus Rising" HERE


MORPHINE - Good (1992)

Summer is gone. Autumn is here with its rainy days. So is just the right atmosphere for "Morphine" music.
The Boston band of the '90 with an original instruments mix (2 cord bass, saxophone,  drums and no electrical guitars) and with a magic result.
If you like Noir-Rock-Blues (Tom waits, Doors, Nick Cave, Gun Club) this disc is for you.
The tragic end and history  of the band you can read here:

morphine biography (ondarock)

And a flac version of the disc here: Hear - good


TRUE WEST- HollYwood Holiday (1983)

I already posted this in the past but mediafire link is unfortunately expired. After the performance of The Dream Syndicate I saw some months ago,  recently I am listening  again to paisley underground music of mid '80. This night for example I am playing  (1, 2 and probably three time)  this wonderful LP.
It is still a great sound and  I propose to you again.
This is not my rip but comes anyway from vinyl as FLAC.

Enjoy!! Hollywood Holiday


NU GUINEA - Magnolia 18-07-2019

I listen to Nu Guinea work "Nuova Napoli" some months ago and I was really well impressed by their music; a good mix of Funky-Disco-Jazz and traditional music (words of all songs in Naples dialet). Some sonorities remember me the artist Pino Daniele (also from Naples ) who died some years ago.
So a good opportunity to see the band live here in Milan. A summer night create a magic atmosphere for the show that in some moments appear as a beach party (see Je Volesse) and in some other as a good Jazz session (see Nuova Napoli).


THE DREAM SYNDICATE - Milan June 19, 2019 (Magnolia)

Steve Wynn with The Dream Syndicate with "These Days" (new album) were in Italy for some dates. Paisley Underground from L.A. ('80) directly here these days. I was really impressed during the show to see the passion and howmuch they enjoy playing.
At the end of the concert a special guest (Manuel Agnelli member of Afterhouse) was on the stage  for the last 2 songs. Guitars are the center of Dream Syndicate music with long psychedelic riffs and a robust drum background and Wynn's original voice. New (or old) Californian sound is here!

other you tube video here:


BE FOREST - Earthbeat (2013)

Interesting Italian band coming from Pesaro. This is the second work they produced in 2013  (a new one  "Knocturne" is just released).
Return of "dark-wave" and "minimal"  rhythms and sounds are the main content of this band as other in this moment (see previous post of "Second Still"). They already provided tours outside Italy and also in US with participation to TV show.
To follow with interest.



WOODEN SHJIPS - Back to Land (2013)

jumping from blog to blog I was attracted by this band. They comes from San Francisco area and despite you can think listening to their music (a good mix of psychedelic-garage-doors) they start the activity in 2006.
I see some similarity with "Plan 9" sonorities in part of their pieces.
"Back to Land" is dated 2013.



HOODOO GURUS - Mars Needs Guitars ! 1985

Australian-Wave from the '80. Hoodoo Gurus probably the most famous band of that period. A great mix of Garage-Rock-Surf-Psychedelic music.
 This "Mars needs Guitars!" is dated 1985 and was the 2nd work (Stooneage Romeos the first in 1984).
This is not a rip of my vinyl copy of '85 but a flac version taken from somewhere on the web.

Mars Needs Guitars! (flac)


PLAN 9 - Plan 9 (1984 )

I always loved this band. They were from Rhode Island and I never heard a sound similar to this. The garage-psychedelic sound they produced is really unique.
This morning I bought a vinyl copy of this in a local vinyl fair and now I am just listening to this.
So why not to share with you.

Here there is a vinyl rip (not mine) you can have from the web.

PLAN 9 = plan 9


BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO - Vivi, Lotta, Pensa (2015)

Biglietto Per L' inferno was an important Italian Progressive Rock in the '70. They reformed in 2009 mainly with  new arrangement of  old songs of the  two works "biglietto per l' inferno" and " il tempo della semina".
In the new band the original voice of Claudio Canali ( retired as monk since several years and dead in 2018) is replaced by Mariolina Sala.
I also re-post a link to the original "biglietto per l' inferno" so you judge the differencies.

Vivi Lotta Pensa
Biglietto per l' inferno (1974)


SECOND STILL - Second Still (2017)

Listening to this you can think to a new-wave post-punk band of the '80 with a voice that remember me Siouxie & The Banshees but this is wrong.
This LP is dated 2017 and also the 2018  Ep "Equals " is on the same line.
They comes from L.A. and they are a really good surprise.
Thanks to ESWA blog that introduce me to this band.
Here is the version I download from Youtube. attached is also a TV show always from Youtube. enjoy!!!

Here:  Second Still


BAUHAUS - Bela Session (2018) EP

Happy New Year
I want to start the new Year with a vinyl rip of "Bela Session" EP from BAUHAUS.
I just Pre-order this vinyl before the concert I saw with Peter Murphy and David J November 22nd 2018 for the Bauhaus 40th anniversary.
I receive the Vinyl Just before Christmas and I want to share with you. There is the classic version of Bela Lugosi's Dead and also some previously unreleased tracks.

A1  - Bela Lugosi's Dead
B1  - Some Faces (unreleased)
B2  - Bite me Hip (unrealeased)
B3  - Harry
B4  - Boys (original version unrealeased)