Tuesday, 21 April 2020

El Chupacabra - El Chupacabra (1998)




Whoops! We were re-filing our 2000 CDs, and realized we missed posting the first El Chupacabra (not to be confused with Chupacabra, or the excellent Chixdiggit song of the same name) CD.

Here it is, better late than never!

Monday, 20 April 2020

Dino Martinis - 50,000,000 Santa Fans Can't Be Wrong (2000)




So, if there's one thing we at the CCPS are comfortable with, it's being out of season. So, Merry Christmas everyone! Here's a seasonal treat from the seasonal favourites, the Dino Martinis!

If there's one band that we can't fault for making a Christmas CD, it's these guys, who never take themselves too seriously. Mixing traditional tracks and originals, all that's missing is a recipe for the perfect Christmas cocktail.

Ho ho ho!




Sunday, 19 April 2020

Tomko Lamb - No Real Hurry (2000)





We probably haven't done Tomko Lamb's prior releases justice, simplifying them to focus on his use of hammered dulcimer. If we're counting correctly today, this is the third release of his we've featured, and continues his blend of, yes, hammered dulcimer and - here's the part we've omitted before - folk/country songwriting.

Get it here.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Brown Eyed Susans - Afraid Of Heights (2000)




Okay, here's why we had to play catch-up with the Brown Eyed Susans. Looks like after they moved to California, they started to make a second record with pop guru Jason Falkner. This sees the band further delving in to the textures and sounds of classic pop music, with touches of Beatles throughout.

Get it here.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Brown-Eyed Susans - Afternoon Tea (1996)







Whoops, we've got a quick make-up post here. And to really make up, we've got a double blast of CD art. We don't know how we missed posting this originally, since we have two different editions of this disc.

Anyways, we've had tracks by Brown Eyed Susans touched away on a couple of compilations we've posted previously, so here's the first full-length, a slice of well-cooked pop music in much the same vein of Jellyfish. It looks like these guys relocated to California shortly after the release of this, hence the second edition on a US label.

We ripped the original, though. We think?

Thursday, 16 April 2020

El Chupacbra - Double Drop Blues (2000)




A few years ago, we posted a tape from local hardcore band Chupacabra, with a comment that they weren't to be confused with El Chupacabra. Well, now it's time for us to post a CD by El Chupacabra, and note that the website for these young blues rockers is now a dead link.

So we'll just point you here.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Dry Fisted - In God We Thrust (2000)


There's a good possibility that we've got the year on this CDr wrong. We have no idea who Dry Fisted were, and are unable to provide any more details about this hardcore band, since their myspace page is, well, on myspace.

Get it here.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Everymen - The Everymen Vs. The Lowest Common Denominator (2000)





This CD is a testament to, among other things, the sticktoitiveness of the Everymen. With a career that spanned over 15 years, these guys certainly had time to hone their craft - and write A LOT of songs. It's also a testament to drummer Casey Lewis' engineering talents - this is probably the best-sounding release by the band.

Get it here.

Monday, 13 April 2020

A-Team - Non Merci 1994-1999 (2000)




Good grief, what the heck happened to this CD cover? We usually take very good care of our musics, but for some reason this cover is QUITE distressed. Maybe it was spent too much time partying at Rock Central?

We've had a few pieces of A-Team content over the years, and this CD brings it all into one place. The one crucial track on here that we think isn't anything else we've posted is the very fun "Old Time Hockey":



Huh. The version on this CD is a lot more, uh, rough. Grab it here!

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Shecky Formé - 002 (2000)




Okay, back on it! It's a bit odd that the only release by Shecky Formé is called 002. Where is 001? Was there a 003? But oddness suits this band, with the art-pop Chris Vail. There's an archived ffwd article over at the theyyscene that reminds us that this was Vail's first major band, prior to XL Birdsuit, Vailhalen, and Key to the City. Vail's clear, soaring voice delivers gorgeous melodies couched in complex time signature and weird chord progressions.