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#8 – Super Angels OST – Kitty Records

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by xxx
As always, the download link is located near the bottom of the post.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Here at Garbage and Gold we are not content with monotony. This is now the 8th record that has been offered up to the masses on this blog and I have decided to do something a little bit different this time. Don’t worry, an LP’s worth of great music is still headed your way, that much will never change. But being the sole contributor of this blog can be a lonesome affair, so for this post, I have asked some of my best friends to contribute their creative talents to the blog.

Front Cover

The LP that we are presenting today is called Japanese Super Angels, a musical record promising “120% Exciting Sounds”, “Fighting Stereo Recording” and “360 Degree Sound”. The songs contained are individualized Wrestler Theme Songs for fans of Women’s Wrestling All Japan or The Super Angels in the 1980s and 90s. It is a beautiful picture disc record that caught my eye one day misfiled in the Sound Effects section at Amoeba Music (Hollywood). I took it home expecting wrestling sound effects, I was pleasantly surprised. This record contains some of the grooviest 80s Rock-Jazz-Funk-Synth-Pop-Nintendo-Fusion jams that I have ever come across. They are driving, motivational and inspiring, perfect for the adolescent wrestling fans that this record was probably targeted toward. They are catchy as the flu, yet, I couldn’t find any other copies or digital versions of these songs anywhere! This is a perfect example of the type of record that I started this blog for. A hidden gem. Someone’s garbage sold for a couple dollars has become this record collector’s gold. When you download below, you can share my plunder. Go ahead, download it now. Throw it on. Then continue reading, we have a lot of good stuff for you!

Picture Disc

As I mentioned before, we have some great guest-writers that have contributed to this post. About half of the wrestlers profiled on this record have a short piece that accompany their information. In some cases this piece is a bio, in others the writers have taken their creative liberties to truly capture the essence of these modern gladiators.  Please take the time to download and read these pieces. The writers have worked hard on them so that you could get an extra laugh/cry as you enjoy this music, so please feel free to do so. I offer a sincere thank-you to these writers for taking the time to make this a better post. Further gratitude goes out to reddit users: EasternNinja (for so much information and real character bios) and dxn126 (for the song titles). I hope that you all enjoy the multimedia.

The Wrestlers

Here is a gallery of all the images of the wrestlers.

The Writings

Chigusa Nagayo by Mikey Bulanti

Jaguar Yokoda by Jason Katz

Lioness Asuka by Robert Sobel

Yukari Ohmori by Bunko Yamazaki (Anna Roth)

Yumi Ogura by Sam Eaton 

Dump Matsumoto by Greg Johnson

Devil Masami by Blake Gaines

Bull Nakano by Joey Halegua

Some Good Tag-Team Shit

The Music

Side 1:

  1. Super Angels
  2. Storm Rider (Chigusa Nagayo’s Theme)
  3. Explosion “Shinba! Yea! Asuka!” (Lioness Asuka’s Theme)
  4. Dirty Chains
  5. Magical Force (Yukari’s Ohmori’s Theme)
  6. Steel Heroine (Jaguar Yokoda’s Theme)

Side 2:

  1. Heat Up (Itsuki Yamazaki’s Theme)
  2. Prism Circus (Noriyo Tateno’s Theme)
  3. Sparkle (Yumi Ogura’s Theme)
  4. Purple Typhoon (Devil Masami’s Theme)
  5. Tower of Power (Jumbo Hori’s Theme)
  6. Lonely Eyes

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The Links

http://www.amyaction.com/ajw_promotion.html

Bull Nakano Interview

Excellent Puroresu Resource

#7: Hedva & David – Looking Back – RCA (Japanese)

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2011 by xxx

As always, the download link is located at the bottom of the page.

Front Cover

What we have here is an Israeli pop-duo from the 70s singing familiar American tunes on a record released in Japan. A truly international record. A record that found it’s way across the world before falling into my grubby hands. A record inscribed with a personalized note from Hedva herself, yet was deemed worth only 5 dollars. What long-hidden secrets might this ring of black plastic contain? What sounds, like a genie lying dormant for years, may come forth when rubbed with an amplified stylus?

Inscription

Hedva & David are Hedva Amrani and David Tal an Israeli vocal team who had their greatest success in Japan with their song “I Dream of Naomi”. This record finds them covering some great American pop-songs of the 1960s. It’s pretty great to hear these songs with the duo’s Israeli accents creeping in here and there. Hedva has some excellent vocal bits, which lend themselves to some creative sampling.

Overall, I think that this is the sort of album that is great for a little cheese to get a good chuckle at. I’m sure that Hedva and David have other records that are a better representation of their creative achievements. I would imagine that this isn’t on of their better records. That being said, it isn’t all that bad. In fact, on repeat listenings (yes, I have actually listened to this record close to 10 times now… oh the things I do for this blog!) many of these songs have grown on me. The duo’s take on the Cher song made popular by Nancy Sinatra made popular by Kill Bill, Bang Bang, is an obvious hit, opening up the album. I really like their version of Johnny Angel. Also, Hey Paula has some great vocal bits. I hope that you all enjoy. Oh and in case you are in the Los Angeles area, Hedva Amrani is your neighbor and has been performing solo as recently as a few months ago. Check out her website in the links below.

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Track List

LINKS:

Another Blog posting about Hedva & David

Hedva’s Website

Hedva today talking about Arab/Israel history

#6: Sugar Belly – The Return of Sugar Belly – Technique

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , , on November 18, 2011 by xxx
 As always, download link is at the bottom.

The Return of Sugar Belly

Here is what I know about Wilfred Walker: he played a bamboo saxophone that he crafted himself from scraps; he used his homemade instrument to play his own brand of Mento music under the name Sugar Belly. In the 1950s in Jamaica, before Reggae and Ska would have their day, people were shaking it up and dancing to Mento music. For those of you new to Mento, like me, music shares a lot with Calypso music from neighboring Trinidad and Tobago. This would be a great companion album with a previous post on this blog, The Fabulous McClevertys. Unlike the McCleverty album, this record is completely instrumental. It is a lot of fun and very easy listening. Like most Caribbean folk music, I find that it really suits itself for daytime playing. Throw this on in the car/bike as you cruise around town or even play it through a boombox on the beach. Sugar Belly is a rarity in record stores but also in that he is a self-taught musician playing his self-made instrument. That’s truly DIY.

Sugar Belly Article

Sugar Belly Article 2

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#5: PT. Vijay Raghava Rao – In Concert – ‘Flute Classics’ – Six Traditional Compositions in Vocal Classical Style

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2011 by xxx

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This is probably my favorite record in my modest collection of Indian music. I remember buying this blindly at Amoeba Hollywood with no doubt in my mind that it was going to be great. I had never really heard Indian flute music; most of the Indian music that I’d heard had the Sitar covering melodies. Perhaps it was the peacock feathers on the front that reassured me that this was going to be a worthwhile purchase. Growing up in an area rife with peacocks or “El Pavo Real”, I am attracted to art that involves them. But enough about Peacocks…

If you are at all a fan of Indian music, you will like this record. It contains six ragas all performed in front of a live audience and all featuring the master flute-work of Pt. Vijay Raghava Rao. Like most music of this kind it’s very mellow and good for meditating, relaxing, sexing or dreaming. I don’t really know what else to say about it, so, I will let other connoisseurs speak for me:

“No substitute for his flute…the complete master” – The Hindustan Times

“A volcano of creative expression” – The Indian Express

“His flute is an unending fountain of myriad melodies, always fresh, always original…” – The Patriot

“Creator of beautiful, wide and ethereal canvasses…” – The Deccan Herald

“20th Century Renaissance Genius..” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Intensely romantic…lyrical…extremely serene…” – Rave Magazine

“Innovator in the world of music.. a versatile genius.,” -The JS Magazine

“Seeker of truth through music. One of the greatest flautists of this world” – The Times of India

“Reflective music, refreshing and genuinely haunting” – The New York Times

“Awe inspiring. Freshness and finesse in every note. Marked by gay abandon, innovativeness and imaginative vitality” – The Statesman

“Suave tonicity, lyricism, rich melodic beauty” – The Listening Post

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PS. If anyone out there knows how to speak Hindi I would love to find out what these track titles mean.

#4 – The Fabulous McClevertys – Calypso!

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , on October 3, 2011 by xxx

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The Fabulous McClevertys were a Calypso group from St. Thomas, V.I. in the 1950s. This record put out on the trustworthy Verve record label is the only document of their existence that I can find. It contains their most popular “hit” song, “Don’t Blame it on Elvis”. This is a great collection of real Calypso music from a forgotten band. There are some really great songs on here rife with social commentary and humor. Put it on, turn up the mids and enjoy! Download below.

http://www.mediafire.com/?3hfc55fz5z3avmu

#3 – Don Drummond – Greatest Hits

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2011 by xxx

As always, the download link is located at the bottom of the page.

Don Drummond

This is a great set of first-wave Ska instrumentals featuring legendary composer/trombonist, Don Drummond and The Skatalites. Drummond was a founding member of The Skatalites and composed many of their hits up until he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend and subsequently submitted to a mental asylum. Drummond died in the asylum a few years later. According to Wikipedia, some sources believe that Drummond was killed in the asylum for the murder he committed.

Cover

Despite the tragic events that capped his life, Don Drummond is remembered as a leading visionary in early Jamaican Ska music of the 1960s. His musical style has influenced generations of Ska and Reggae musicians and continues to do so today.

This album is a greatest hits compilation put out on the Treasure Isle/Sonic Sounds label. The jazzy improvisational trombone work on this album lend itself to repeated listens. These songs will never get old. So do yourself a favor, put on your dancing shoes and get down to these fantastic Ska jams. This is a great record to play at your next party or even just around the house. If you are used to listening/dancing to reggae music be prepared to dance to a faster beat, this music doesn’t lend itself to being completely stoned out, but a little buzz wouldn’t hurt. For those of you who don’t live in the tropics, throw this record on to be transported to a totally different time and place. That is what great music is all about, right? Enjoy. Download below.

Liner Notes

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http://www.mediafire.com/?c8ic49jpzmryr6k

#2: The Doors – Resurrection – Bootleg

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2011 by xxx

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Resurrection is a 2xLP put out on Paris Records by the French Fan Club of The Doors. It is an unofficial compilation of various live recordings of The Doors during their peak years: 1967-1969. This is a must listen for any fan of The Doors. You think you know the band, but you have no idea. The studio recordings in no way properly represent the band’s live performance.  The long improvisational versions of their songs contained on this record capture the essence of The Doors in all it’s uncensored and unedited spectacle. This is the true sound of The Doors.

This is a very rare record issued in 1985 as a limited pressing distributed to members of the French Fan Club: “Not For Sale”. The recording quality is not great since these are bootleg recordings. But as far as bootleg recordings go, they aren’t bad. The French Fan Club printed 500 copies on Black Vinyl, 100 on Clear and 100 on Green. The copy I have is on clear vinyl. I found it at Amoeba Records (Hollywood) mis-filed in the Dosh section. This is a very special record in my collection and it is the record that inspired me to create this blog.

Jim getting Hassled by the Police

This record has rare recordings that you can only hear by owning one of the 700 copies (until now). You will get a very clear idea of what it must have been like to see The Doors perform in their prime. Light My Fire appears three times on the record, twice as an afterward to the Celebration of the Lizard Poem. Musically, highlight of the album for me is the Mack the Knife/Alabama Song/Back Door Man medley. There are some incredible improvisations from all members of the band. You really get a feel for how Jim lead the band through the songs, they really are all reacting to his vocal improving, much like a shaman leads a trip. There are some fantastic hidden gems in these recordings.

Jim Mouthing Off. Ray stepping in.

The last track is also really special, it contains excerpts from the infamous 1969 Miami concert at Dinner Key Auditorium.  The record titles it Miami Rap Excerpts. This is a spliced recording of the tirade that ended with Jim purportedly exposing himself and getting arrested by Miami PD. You can hear the rest of the band’s frustration come through their instruments during Jim’s rant! The Coconut Grove venue hasn’t existed for quite some time, since it was converted into the Coconut Grove Convention Center, which is now the soundstage for the TV show Burn Notice. I can see the old venue very clearly from my window as I write this article. Very trippy.

Trippy Clear Vinyl

Take a trip back to 1969. Close your eyes and see The Doors live in concert. Visionary supplements recommended. Download Below!

Back Cover Detail (Left)

Back Cover Detail (Right)

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