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Primitive Calculators

Comment I Made 9 days ago

Thanks bubblegum. Yeah the 12'' didn't do anything for me either... reminds me too much of Dark Ambient synth bands (at best, sounds like early Headless Chickens). Looking at the credits on the back cover (recorded at Studio 221 by Ian Davies), I think the Sydney band might have been on the One Stop Shopping triple cassette (but different from the Melbourne band on the New Music compilation). The lead guy Gerard Telemann seems to have some credits to things around the Pedestrian Tapes / Severed Heads etc.

Who's your favourite Japanese band?

Comment I Made 12 days ago

タコ aka ''Taco'' aka ''Tako'' aka ''Octopus''. Early '80s band, put out one album and one ep, but a 4CD box set of unreleased stuff (from 1981/2) has just come out that is both good and affordable. Some of the folks went on to be in Fushitsusha, Gasineta, Daikyofuroshiki, and other PSF bands. Weird even by the standards of the Japanese underground.

Primitive Calculators

Comment I Made 12 days ago

Can anyone tell me about The Lunatic Fringe? They've been mentioned in lists of the Little Bands, and were on the New Music 1980 (Innocent) and One Stop Shopping (Terse) comps. I recently found their 12'' EP and thought it would sound like the Primitive Calculators, but it is nothing like it.

Latin/South American/Central American etc music.

Comment I Made about 1 month ago

Seems to be nothing on the internet on this in English, but there are a few leads in Spanish.'Como Cambian Los Tiempos' was recorded by Los Compadres in 1962. It was the second lineup of Lorenzo Hierrezuelo and Reinaldo Hierrezuelo, not the original duo of Lorenzo with Copay Segundo (of later Buena Vista fame). Songwriting credit is to Remberto Bécker Márquez (b. 1910, d. 2012), a Cuban songwriter active since the 1940s. He had his own quartet (Cuartet Bécker), who were well recorded by a Puerto Rican recording company in 1943-44 (nothing on discogs though, but it seems they put out about 8 or 9 discs, probably 78s). He is also credited with the title track on the first Afro-Cuban All Stars album ('A Todo Cuba Le Gusta'), and Ray Baretto covered one of his songs ('Prestame Tu Mujer' / 'Show me your Woman') on his 1984 album.


Comment I Made about 7 months ago

Waiting for this to sell-out, so I can buy the $11.99 outakes CD+DBVD version from T&G.

Your Recent Vinyl Purchases

Comment I Made about 8 months ago

go = got

Your Recent Vinyl Purchases

Comment I Made about 8 months ago

Woooooah! You go The Homosexuals EP at an op-shop? Most impressive find on this thread... must find out where and scour the place for Black Noise / It's War Boys stuff.


Comment I Made about 1 year ago

I can't stand listening to them, not because they suck which they don't but more because it reminds me of how much I missed growing up

Classic-era Superchunk is music to jump around to. They played an all-ages with the 3Ds and Smudge in Sydney in 1997, back when The Metro used to sometimes do all-ages afternoon shows before the night shows for grown-ups. Only 35 people came...

The Cannanes – Howling At All Hours

Comment I Made about 1 year ago

Great band, stupid review. ''Frances'' not ''Francis'', the adjective ''human'' is silly, and nobody thinks The Cannanes are on Flying Nun. And that's just the first sentence.

Future cultural artifacts

Comment I Made about 1 year ago

I predict art galleries will start to disappear, as people start to get wise that they can just use google to look at high resolution jpegs of paintings.


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