Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Ian Simmonds ‎– The Right Side Of Kind (2015)

Style: Downtempo, Trip Hop, Fusion
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Goldmin Music

Tracklist:
01.   Wham!
02.   The New Beginning
03.   The State
04.   The Joker
05.   Mindout
06.   The Reflector
07.   Being Burned
08.   Night Porter
09.   Enough
10.   Back To The Hill
11.   Praying Mantis
12.   Anyone Home
13.   Evacuation (LP Version)
14.   Feel Like Dog
15.   The Comeback
16.   The Heart

Credits: Arranged By – Ian Simmonds Guitar – Mat Grote Horn – Martin Rudloff Mixed By – Ian Simmonds Percussion – Christian Zeigner Producer – Ian Simmonds Written By – Ian Simmonds

Gina X Performance ‎– X-Traordinaire (1980)

Style: New Wave, Synth-pop, Italo-Disco
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: LTM, Electra, EMI

Tracklist:
01.   Strip Tease
02.   Do It Yourself
03.   Opposite Numbers
04.   Cologne Intime
05.   Weekend Twist
06.   Nowhere Wolf
07.   Vendor's Box
08.   Ciao Caruso
09.   Do It Yourself (7" Edit)
10.   Waiting
11.   Kanal Banal
12.   Hypnosis / Hypnose

Credits:
Drums – Laslo Czigany
Guitar – Dierk Hill
Keyboards, Electronics, Percussion – Zeus B. Held
Vocals, Concept By – Gina Kikoine
Written-By – Gina Kikoine, Zeus B. Held
Producer – Martin 'Jimmy' Homberg, Zeus B. Heldt

David Porter ‎– ...Into A Real Thing.... And More (1971)

Genre: Funk / Soul
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Enterprise

Tracklist:
1.   Hang On Sloopy
2.   Ooo-Wee Girl
3.   Too Real To Live A Lie
4.   Grocery Man
5.   I Don't Wanna Cry
6.   Thirty Days
      Bonus Tracks
7.   Come Get From Me (Parts 1 & 2)
8.   Gotta Get Over The Hump
9.   Somebody's Trying To Ride Piggy Back

Credits:
Liner Notes, Coordinator – Tony Rounce
Mastered By – Nick Robbins

Even some soul fans might not be aware of Porter but he was a respected songwriter. In fact he worked with Isaac Hayes during the 60s. The pair acted as in-house composers for the Stax label and wrote a lot of the songs for Sam & Dave. Familiar ditties such as Soul Man and Hold On! I’m Coming. But that’s not all, the pair also wrote songs for other famous artists such as Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor and the Soul Children. As Hayes blossomed within his own solo career, Porter focused on his own productions. 
A lot of this work sneaked under the radar because he released a few singles for Savoy and Hi under pseudonyms such as Little David and Kenny Cain. During the 70s, he penned several albums including Victim of a Joke? which was an ambitious concept piece. 
This LP was released in 1970 and includes originally penned songs from Porter himself and his songwriting partner after Hayes, Ronnie Williams. The first song might not be a Porter-penned ditty but it was transformed by him. The standard few minutes of Hang On Sloopy is, here, extended to a mind boggling 11 minutes and seven seconds, changing both mood and tempo. You’ll also find a Chuck Jackson song here, his breakthrough hit, I Don’t Want to Cry. 
This album reissue also arrives with three bonus tracks: Come Get From Me (Parts 1 & 2), Gotta Got Over The Hump (the first time that this track has appeared on an Ace release) and Somebody’s Trying To Ride Piggy Back. 
A smoky vocal delivery from Porter who offered strength and solidity in his performance as well as bags of swaggering style. 
Paul Rigby / The Audiophile Man

Naked City ‎– Complete Studio Recordings (2005)

Style: Surf, Grindcore, Free Jazz, Avantgarde, Jazz-Rock
Format: CD / BOX
Label: Tzadik


Naked City 
1-01.   Batman
1-02.   The Sicilian Clan
1-03.   You Will Be Shot
1-04.   Latin Quarter
1-05.   A Shot In The Dark
1-06.   Reanimator
1-07.   Snagglepuss
1-08.   I Want To Live
1-09.   Lonely Woman
1-10.   Igneous Ejaculation
1-11.   Blood Duster
1-12.   Hammerhead
1-13.   Demon Sanctuary
1-14.   Obeah Man
1-15.   Ujaku
1-16.   Fuck The Facts
1-17.   Speedball
1-18.   Chinatown
1-19.   Punk China Doll
1-20.   N.Y. Flat Top Box
1-21.   Saigon Pickup
1-22.   The James Bond Theme
1-23.   Den Of Sins
1-24.   Contempt
1-25.   Graveyard Shift
1-26.   Inside Straight


Grand Guignol
2-01.   Grand Guignol
2-02.   Blood Is Thin
2-03.   Thrash Jazz Assassin
2-04.   Dead Spot
2-05.   Bonehead
2-06.   Piledriver
2-07.   Shangkuan Ling-Feng
2-08.   Numbskull
2-09.   Perfume Of A Critic's Burning Flesh
2-10.   Jazz Snob Eat Shit
2-11.   The Prestidigitator
2-12.   No Reason To Believe
2-13.   Hellraiser
2-14.   Torture Garden
2-15.   Slan
2-16.   The Ways Of Pain
2-17.   The Noose
2-18.   Sack Of Shit
2-19.   Blunt Instrument
2-20.   Osaka Bondage
2-21.   Shallow Grave
2-22.   Kaoru
2-23.   Dead Dread
2-24.   Billy Liar
2-25.   Victims Of Torture
2-26.   Speedfreaks
2-27.   New Jersey Scum Swamp
2-28.   S-M Sniper
2-29.   Pigfucker
2-30.   Cairo Chop Shop
2-31.   Facelifter
2-32.   Whiplash
2-33.   The Blade
2-34.   Gob Of Spit
2-35.   La Cathédrale Engloutie
2-36.   Douloureux, Déchirant
2-37.   Très Lent, Contemplatif
2-38.   Allegro Drammatico
2-39.   Prophetiae Sybillarum
2-40.   The Cage
2-41.   Louange A L'Eternité De Jesus
2-42.   Grand Guignol (Vocal Version)


Heretic: Jeux Des Dames Cruelles
3-01.    Main Titles
3-02.   Sex Games
3-03.   The Brood
3-04.   Sweat, Sperm + Blood
3-05.   Vliet
3-06.   Heretic 1
3-07.   Submission
3-08.   Heretic 2
3-09.   Catacombs
3-10.   Heretic 3
3-11.   My Master, My Slave
3-12.   Saint Jude
3-13.   The Conqueror Worm
3-14.   Dominatrix 2B
3-15.   Back Through The Looking Glass
3-16.   Here Come The 7,000 Frogs
3-17.   Slaughterhouse/Chase Sequence
3-18.   Castle Keep
3-19.   Mantra Of Resurrected Shit
3-20.   Trypsicore
3-21.   Fire And Ice (Club Scene)
3-22.   Crosstalk
3-23.   Copraphagist Rituals
3-24.   Labyrinth


Radio
4-01.   Asylum
4-02.   Sunset Surfer
4-03.   Party Girl
4-04.   The Outsider
4-05.   Triggerfingers
4-06.   Terkmani Teepee
4-07.   Sex Fiend
4-08.   Razorwire
4-09.   The Bitter And The Sweet
4-10.   Krazy Kat
4-11.   The Vault
4-12.   Metaltov
4-13.   Poisonhead
4-14.   Bone Orchard
4-15.   I Die Screaming
4-16.   Pistol Whipping
4-17.   Skatekey
4-18.   Shock Corridor
4-19.   American Psycho


Absinthe
5-1.   Val De Travers
5-2.   Une Correspondance
5-3.   La Fée Verte
5-4.   Fleurs Du Mal
5-5.   Artemisia Absinthium
5-6.   Notre Dame De L'Oubli (For Olivier Messiaen)
         Verlaine
5-7.   Part One "Un Midi Moins Dix"
5-8.   Part Two "La Bleue"
5-9.   ...Rend Fou

Leng Tch'e
5-10.   Leng Tch'e