FEAR played on Saturday Night Live back in 1981 (10-31) by request of big fan John Belushi. The crowd consisting of kids from Washington DC and NYC went so nuts on the set that ultimately they cut the segment short and never had a similar band ever since. This video features all four tracks, quality of the first song “I Don’t Care About You” is rough (this is from two sources), but the rest of the set is great and messy as hell: Enjoy Philo Cramer’s unique twisted guitar solo playing (and outfit!) on “Beef Boloney”, Derf Scratch’s one on “New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones” and “Let’s Have A War”(cut). Spit Stix hard drumming and Lee Ving’s loudmouth are always greatly enjoyable as well… Fear’s original and ultimate lineup!
I don’t remember this at all. This must have been after I noticed SNL wasn’t funny anymore and I quit watching.
The Who - Hooligans. In the 1980s MCA Records put out some of the worst quality vinyl ever made by a major label. If you’re looking for old Who records anything with the MCA blue sky rainbow label should be play-tested before purchasing. Despite printing errors on the sleeve and rough edges and intrusive surface noise on the discs, I’ve always been rather fond of this compilation from 1981. That’s why I’ve chosen it to represent The Who today, the 19th of May.
This is the first rock record I ever bought. ELO, Kansas, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Who, Yes, and The Rolling Stones followed soon after. I can’t really remember how I got from there to Frank Zappa, Soft Machine, Camper Van Beethoven, The Sex Pistols, The Replacements, Lightning Bolt and all bands challenging and alternative in general. But it all started with Styx.
Jon Pertwee sings The Doctor (by Cee1003). Though the person who made and posted the video got the name wrong (it’s “Who Is The Doctor”), this is quite enjoyable. The flipside of the single, “Pure Mystery”, about a magician, is similar in style to William Shatner’s The Transformed Man.
I rescue vinyl. Vinyl rescues me. It's a symbiotic relationship.
I'm Steve. I was born in the 60s. I'll post pictures of records from my collection whenever the mood strikes me. Maybe I'll post other things. Who knows? Certainly not me.
Some people enjoy looking at pictures of landscapes. Others really like puppies or babies. I like records. I enjoy looking at them almost as much as I enjoy listening to them. This blog is for other people like me: Records from my own collection photographed by a cheap camera with minimal skill. Commentary is also usually kept to a minimum because I am not an expert. I'm just a guy with a bunch of records.