Saturday 29 January 2011

Fresh Little Candies - Blissphemy (1999)

The weirdest thing happened to us the other week. We're used to getting email directed at us in the CCPS inbox, but this time we were brought into a conversation halfway through. Not just any conversation, this was an exchange between former members of Skin Barn and Agony Pipe (and a couple of other folks, including some east coast brewers).

The upshot of it all is that former Skin Barn frontman Colin Allin flipped us this CD, which he describes thusly:

[M]y last official recording, Mar 3 1999 (produced and mastered by Bobby McAllister). yours truly on guitar/vox, Brent Gough on bass/vox, and Chris "Lou" Lowry destroying the drums as usual.

For those who are curious, from what we can gather, Colin is now somewhere in Nicaragua, doing things with websites.

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Sunday 9 January 2011

Ohama - Midnite News (1982)

We were perusing the newest 'Trout last night, reading about the very talented synth guru Tona Walt Ohama, and his new CD. This sort of thing, especially on cold days like this, leads to a lot of wasted time on the interwebs, first on youtube, then on other blogs and finally in the iTunes store.

It's that last stop that tipped us to the existence of this tape. It looks like Ohama has made his entire back catalogue available via iTunes, so we scooped up this tape. A bit of sleuthing/wasting even more time on the interweb tells us this was his second tape, and not released in 2010 as iTunes would have us believe.

Last summer, our pal Greg Kushner sent us a bunch of non-tapes, among which was Ohama's excellent Julie is a TV Set 7". Since we're not posting the content of today's tape (since it's available for purchase), here's a taste of the b-side of the vinyl:

Get Midnite News via iTunes.