Monday, April 11, 2011


Paisley Requests

Hello everyone,

After some delay (which I apologize for), I am about to launch The Paisley Underground Series, which will be ongoing for the next 4-6 months and perhaps longer. It is quite surprising how little of this music is readily available in lossless or quality lossy formats on the internet; in fact, much of it is simply out of print. This series will be a small step toward rectifying this situation, as I intend it to be as comprehensive as possible. While the series will feature multiple posts from all of the bands you're expecting, I also plan to make the series expansive, in the sense of including some of the music that influenced The Paisley Underground as well as some of the music that was in turn influenced by it.


I have amassed quite a few recordings to post, which will include, I hope many surprises. I do, however, want to ask for Paisley Underground-related requests. I think I've got quite a bit of it covered, but inevitably, many of you will have suggestions that I either don't know about or have carelessly overlooked. This will also allow you, dear readers, to have a hand in shaping how the series unfolds. Let me once again express my gratitude to all of the readers of this blog. You are the reason this blog is so special. Thank you!

p.s. I also want to take this opportunity to ask those who haven't done so already to hit the 'follow' button :)

51 comments:

  1. You already know this but please Rain Parade "Crashing Dream" thx

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  2. Hi, yes, all of Rain Parade and Viva Saturn will be in the mix

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  3. Hey voixautre! Both volumes of Opal's Early Recordings would be ace. Then there's this Dream Syndicate live album The Days Before Wine And Roses which is fantastic (it's also around as a much rawer sounding audience recording, I only got this one in lossy though). Also the first 7'' by The Bangs (later The Bangles) called Getting Out Of Hand is really excellent but it would be impossible to find it in lossless, would it?
    Thanks!

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  4. I've got all those covered in flac except The Bangs. I'll look into it though. I have a copy of The Dream Syndicate KPFK live recording, which will be posted in FLAC

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  5. It'll be a great series to follow ... really looking foreward to it now ...

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  6. Such an excellent idea! The Paisley Underground was an exciting movement in US bands from the West Coast and this will be a fantastic series. I would appreciate anything you could offer from The Three O'Clock, The Dream Syndicate, Green on Red, The Long Ryders, or True West, especially anything that is hard to hard. I think that you already have Opal covered quite nicely. Many thanks! Kurt

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  7. Some of Green on Red albums are already posted (FLAC) on avaxhome.ws

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  8. It's an outgrowth and not part of the original scene, but I do want to put in a request for Kendra Smith's Guild of the Temporal Avengers...

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  9. Nice to hear that the paisley underground series are on the way. Excellent voixautre. Do not forget and The True West.

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  10. If you could find any of the Game Theory, especially Lolita Nation, that would be great!

    I really appreciate you blog. Thank you.

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  11. all the above plus Rainy day.
    Is it in your intentions artists that though they were in the same area they were not clearly paisley, e.g Thin white rope or bands with very similar sound but from a completely different place like New Zealand?

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  12. Kendra's album-''The Guild Of Temporal Adventurers'' ('92.),not ''avengers''.
    Thin White Rope LP's in FLAC will be GREAT!!!

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  13. Bring on the paisley. From an ardent fan of your blog eagerly waiting, saludos.

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  14. Hello everyone, the series will include Green on Red, Thin White Rope, Rainy Day, Game Theory, Three O'Clock, True West, and all the others everyone has mentioned, even Kendra's "Temporal Adventurers." My plan is to broaden this series out by mixing in recordings that influenced the scene (for ex. VU, Doors, Love, Nuggets, Byrds, Pearls Before Swine, etc.)as well as recordings that were either concurrent with or were influenced by the scene (Galaxie 500, Prince, New Zealand scene, Plimsouls, Gun Club, etc.). I will also post recordings from Paisley-related bands that came after the demise of the movement, such as Viva Saturn, Loud Family and more Mazzy and Hope. It's going to be a mighty labor of love!

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  15. ranxerox, on a separate note, I have some rare Sarah stuff in the pipeline for you

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  16. just to be clear, the series will have a much wider focus than the LA scene. I might even mix in some Athens stuff

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  17. I'm drowning in a stack of essays to grade at the moment, so the first post should be up tomorrow (hopefully)

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  18. That's what you always say Voix.
    More than enough!!
    We're gonna have a paisley spring this year.

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  19. If you're interested in posting unreleased live recordings of many of those groups here, let me know. I have: Opal, Dream Syndicate, True West, Gun Club, Galaxie 500, Rain Parade, Long Ryders, Plan 9 and Plasticland (stretching the definition, I know), Thin White Rope and probably others I can't think of off the top of my head. I can't churn them out, but I could do maybe one a week as my time permits. Check out my blog for MP3 versions of much of the above (dig down past the politics for the older music posts): http://thenewdisease.blogspot.com

    I can provide FLAC, though I use Rapidshare, if that's a problem.

    Some links may be broken. I don't fix broken links, sorry. No time for it.

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  20. First comment/long-time admirer: Hi, thanks for your excellent ULs. You have exquisite taste. I am very much looking forward to the Three O'Clock posts. I think most of the true genre bands have been requested thus far except maybe some East Coast bands like Chesterfield Kings, Lyres and The Ocean Blue [stretch]. I've been looking for a couple British albums for a long time that I think more or less fit the bill: The Wildflowers - Dust and The Colourfield - Virgins and Philistines. Any Railway Children would be greatly appreciated as well.

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  21. Great Blog!!! What about Green Pajamas and Jeff Kelly's solo albums?

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  22. Stefano, great great suggestions. I'll see what I can do. That Colourfield album is an old favorite I haven't heard in years

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  23. Yannis, I don't have any Green Pajamas, but I'll see if I can change that. Thanks for the request

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  24. Jeff Kelly-Coffee in Nepal is also a great album!

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  25. How about The House of Love self-titled 1990 album? It's not available anywhere in lossless.

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  26. Anon. I have it and while it won't be part of the Paisley series, I've been meaning to post that one for ages, so I'll try to get it up on the blog soon. You mean the "butterfly" album right? Great great album

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  27. gomonkeygo, do you have any high quality Opal, Rain Parade or Dream Syndicate boots in FLAC? Also Mazzy Star?

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  28. There are just a few early Opal live recordings and I have a handful of them - sound quality is good to very good on them. I also have one or two transitional Opal>Mazzy Star recordings, not bad quality. LOTS of good Rain Parade and Dream Syndicate. Some really nice True West too - they were really, really hot live. "High quality" - that's in the ear of the beholder with live shows, though if you are interested, I'll make sure you get the best sounding shows I have.

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  29. gomonkeygo, you'd make my dreams come true if you'd post some of your unreleased live Galaxie 500 on your blog, or gave it to voixautre to post here. The only bootleg G500 I've got are Deventer, Holland (1989) and San Francisco (1991) - both easily uncovered with a quick google search.

    Any chance? :)

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  30. gomonkeygo, I'm definitely interested in everything you mentioned. My email is: killingmoonmusic@gmail.com

    thanks again!

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  31. Hi Voixautre again. Another suggestion is The Screaming Trees not quite paisley but may fit on the series.And something else. Now i'm totally conviced that series will start not before comments raise up to a number of a hundred at least.LOL.I'm sure you'll do your best as always. Cheers!!!

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  32. frankroo, my apologies for the delay. My day job (college professor) has been demanding a lot of my time the past few days. It's starting to slow down, so I will put up the first paisley post next.

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  33. Everything is ok voix, just kidding. Most people for sure,understand the daily obligations that anyyone has.Take the time you need.Good things usually delay and to be patient is a virtue.

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  34. You could start paisley and branch out into all the neo-psych of the 80s, like Plasticland, Plan 9, etc. Early Screaming Trees is right out of that, I think. There's even stuff like Painted Willie and Das Damen on SST that can be included. Lots and lots and lots of that stuff out there. Wish I had more of it. Didn't have the money back then and lived in no-where Wisconsin. Now I'm older and still don't have the money and live in nowhere Illinois!

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  35. gomonkeygo, I have a feeling the series will branch out. I'm already planning to post a lot of psychedelia from the sixties and stuff that was happening concurrent with the Paisley Underground. Maybe it should be called "The Psychedelic Series" but I'll stick with "Paisley"; it sounds better. I almost went to grad school at UW-Madison. A charming college town, but I couldn't get myself to leave San Francisco/Berkeley.

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  36. This will surely be interesting. I have quite a lot of Paisley Underground records, I'm waiting to get my horizon widened ;-)

    Another question: If you're not too busy with Paisley, I have a request from the british eighties. Do you have "Wasteland" by RADICAL DANCE FACTION?

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  37. Hi whsonic, wow that's a tough one. Not even on the private trackers. Was it ever issued on CD?

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  38. perhaps a bit post paisley, but would love to see Dream Syndicate 'Live at Raji's'.

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  39. Hello voixautre, I only have the vinyl of 'Wasteland' (bought it when it came out and played it quite often in our local music bar, so it's crackling now). There is a CD in Europe, but Amazon has it only from 30 Euros up to 40 and used. So a FLAC version (or 320 kbps) would be great.

    And @Paisley: If you post the better known bands, will there be rarities or live recordings?
    I think I have all of the official stuff of Steve Wynn/Dream Syndicate and Thin White Rope and most of Chris Cacavas'. Mummy Dogs would be nice.
    Anyway, there's too much good music around!

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  40. Anon. as I've mentioned several times, this will be an expansive series and will include a lot of post-Paisley material, pre-Paisley, and concurrent music not technically part of the Paisley Underground but working with the same influences. In other words, a series both comprehensive and expansive. "Raji's" and Steve Wynn's solo stuff will both be in there somewhere

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  41. whsonic, I'm going to post some boots here and there. Another reader has some uncirculated Rain Parade and TWR. I'll post whatever I have or can find. "Wasteland" is nowhere to be found, even on the private torrent trackers, and unfortunately I can't afford the asking price on Amazon. I'll keep looking. I ordered the Mummydogs, so their album will be in there somewhere

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  42. I hope you didn't order the record only for me...

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  43. I saw Cacavas mentioned above, will he be around?

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  44. whsonic, well, it was only .75 cents and it will be a nice addition to the series, so no worries.

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  45. I've got the debut, and "Pale Blond Hell"

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  46. i'd love to see the one with he blondie on the cover first.

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  47. Can you post Giant Sand ''Valley of rain'',and Chris Cacavass 1.&2. LP?

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  48. sunday, I've got Cacavas' first two LPs covered; I'll see if I can find the Giant Sand. Great request :)

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  49. If it's not too late (just found your blog) I would suggest The Windbreakers (Jackson, Mississippi) with Tim Lee & Bobby Sutliff solo efforts. Matt Piucci & Tim lee's "Gone Fishing", Plasticland, Salem 66... I'm sure I could think of more.

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  50. cudawaver, thanks for the great suggestions. I have a few of these but I'll definitely look in to the others. Please let me know if you think of more. Also, great to have you with us :)

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