Thursday, May 29, 2008

8 Ball Salad 1 [Full CD, 2008 Remaster] - 1988

May, 2008 - Digitally transferred from the original 1988 Maxell XL-IIS chrome tape by Feck. Further remastered by Uncle Spellbinder

This 1988 compilation of 8 Ball Salad artists is beyond description. Experimental, electronic, post punk, avant garde maybe? In any event, be afraid. Be very afraid.

China Crisis - Hallucination Layer
Civil Rights Students - Powder Monkey
The eXservant - The eXservants
Communist Sympathizer - Hallucination Layer
In this Final Hour - Hallucination Layer
Pseudo Dada - The eXservants
Security Police Wouldn't - The eXservants
Soika (Next in Line) - The eXservants
Laura Ognovich - The eXservants
Innundo - Isolation
Undue Emphasis - Glass of Glaucoma
Green Light Means Go - Isolation with John Kruper Mellon-Head
Gentleman's Agreement - Powder Monkey

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Loud Rocks [Full CD] - 2000

Capitalizing on the commercial success of rap/rock crossovers, Loud Records volunteers their back catalog for the rock treatment on this surprisingly diverse compilation, Loud Rocks. Ever wondered what Wu-Tang Clan, Tha Alkaholiks, Mobb Deep, and Big Pun would sound like jamming with Sugar Ray, Sevendust, Incubus, and Ozzy Osbourne? Probably not, but the guitar-heavy pairings work surprisingly well. Vocally, tracks are split. Certified MCs show up on roughly half the tracks to retrofit their rhymes to the rock-out sound; on the rest, rock's wailers and grunters transform into microphone fiends. Everlast gives "Shook Ones Part II" a gorgeous, stripped-down acoustic feel, and System of a Down turns the Wu classic "Shame" into a mosh-pit screamer. Xzibit's gruff flow finds a perfect match alongside the distorted thrash of Endo and Sevendust. There's enough crossover appeal to win over rockers, hip-hop heads, and the morbidly curious alike.

Shame - System Of A Down with Wu-Tang Clan
Make Room - Sugar Ray with Tha Alkaholics
Hip Hop - Static X with Dead Prez
Los Angeles Times - Endo with Xzibit
Shook Ones Part II - Everlast with Mobb Deep
Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing To Fuck Wit' - Tom Morrello & Chad Smith With Wu-Tang Clan
Only When I'm Drunk - Crazy Town with Tha Alkaholics
What You See Is What You Get - Sevendust with Xzibit
How 'Bout Some Hardcore - Grunge Is Dead (Butch Vig) with M.O.P.
For Heaven's Sake 2000 - Ozzy Osbourne & Tommy Iommi With Wu-Tang Clan
Caribbean Connection - Shootyz Groove with Big Pun
Survival Of The Fittest - Sick Of It All with Mobb Deep
Still Not A Player - Incubus with Big Pun

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Remix [Full CD] - 2005

An excellent remix collection, some of which you might not expect to get the remix treatment.

Eleanor Rigby (K.O. Mixshow Mix) - The Beatles
Silence (Sanctuary Mix) - Delerium
Mass Destruction (Party Ben's George W. Bush Mix) - Faithless
Take Me Out (Crash Berlin Remix) - Franz Ferdinand
What Are You Waiting For? (MC Sleazy Remix) - Gwen Stefani
Somebody Told Me (Team 9 Sunglasses Remix) - The Killers
Whenever You See Fit (DJ Dynomite D Mix) - Modest Mouse And 764 Hero
Too Much (Remix) - Odyssey
Fight The Power (Extended Remix) - Public Enemy
We Will Rock You (Diffussion Dance Remix) - Queen
Hit The Road Jack (Thriftshop XL Remix) - Ray Charles
Don't Go (Puppy On The Streets Remix) - Yazoo
Only You (Act Of Dog's Orchestral Remix) - Yazoo

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