Category Archives: Carl’s living room


December 28, 2021

The second week of Carl’s living room. We are listening to vinyl LP tracks in no particular order or plan, just playing tracks as if we were sitting together listening to records. Two bands I have know about for ages but never really checked out are back-to-back: Sharks and Love Spit Love. The former is Chris Spedding and Andy Fraser, and the later is Richard Butler post The Furs. A few weeks ago in the alphabetical 7″ series we hear 4 Skins and Golden Starlet. Here they appear from non-7″: 4 Skins from a 12″ (their only other release) and Golden Starlet from the anthology LP. We have 3 instances of famous folks outside of their normal orbits. Big Star’s Alex Chilton in a New Orleans cover band, Mark Sandman playing outside of Morphine in Hypnosonics, and Duff McKagan in pre-G’n’R band The Living. Robert Gordon has Tish & Snooky doing background vocals on The Catman (an ode to Gene Vincent), and a couple of unknowns (Mother Trucker and Noah) pull their weight with the company they sit in. Good stuff.


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Artist Song Release Label
Alex Chilton and Hi Rhythm Section Big Boss Man Boogie Shoes: Live On Beale Street Omnivore Recordings
Bob Mould Baby Needs a Cookie Blue Hearts Merge Records
BMX Bandits Do You Really Love Me ? Star Wars Last Night From Glasgow
Love Spit Love ‎ Friends Trysome Eatone Real Gone Music
Sharks Snakes And Swallowtails First Water MCA Records
Dr. John, The Night Tripper Loop Garoo Remedies Get On Down
Eighth Route Army Daily Beat Nihilist Olympics 1 Dimensional Records
4 Skins (I Said) Ugh! White Neighborhood Beatnote Records
Tav Falco La Brigantessa Club Car Zodiac Org Music
The Feelies Original Love Crazy Rhythms Bar/None Records
Robert Gordon The Catman Rock Billy Boogie RCA
Golden Starlet Hot Stuff Token Gadgy Paroxysm
Gruntruck Tribe Push Real Gone Music
Jesse Hector It’s You It Ain’t Easy 1992-1996 Just Add Water
The Higsons Run Me Down (instrumental) Run Me Down Two-Tone Records

Artist Song Release Label
Hypnosonics Rub It In Someone Stole My Shoes: Beyond The Q Division Sessions Modern Harmonic
Jaklin Look For Me Baby Jaklin Morgan Blue Town
The Paul Collins Beat On The Highway Another World (The Best Of The Archives) Alive Records
NRBQ You Can’t Change People Dragnet Omnivore Recordings
Nervous Eaters Last Chance Eaterville #2 Penniman Records
King’s X Smudge Please Come Home…Mr. Bulbous Svart Records
Neon Christ After 1984 Southern Lord
The Living Two Generation Stand 1982 Loosegroove Records
The Lipstick Killers Shakedown USA Strange Flash – Studio & Live ’78-81 Grown Up Wrong!
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers The Same Way A Hard Road Sundazed Music
Mother Trucker Rock N’ Roll Lady Mother Trucker Sundazed Music
Jobriath Ooh La La Creatures Of The Street Elektra
Noah We Wanna Be Free (Demo) Brain Suck Guerssen
The Legendary Pink Dots Blacklist The Golden Age Metropolis


December 21, 2021

Carl’s living room is the latest Gulls Window Circus series, and the loosest – join me as I just plain listen to records with the recorder on. This week is all vinyl, all LP tracks. It starts with a track from Raybeat’s unappreciated ‘The Lost Philip Glass Sessions’. NYC band Sorrows’ ‘Love Too Late​’ LP, which THEY didn’t appreciate, gets re-recorded 40 years later and redeemed as ‘Love Too Late​.​.​. The Real Album’. Mark Wirtz in his 1970 band The Matchmakers bring goodness, as do Crazy Horse, with the humbly titled but incredible sounding ‘Your Song.’ That track gets followed by a Somerville MA contemporary artist that nails the Crazy Horse spirit – Doug Tuttle. Other Boston area treasures [Turbines, Richie Parsons] bring joy. 80’s NYC bands Steel Tips, Glorious Strangers and Details At Eleven bring me back to my childhood, as does the live Cure track from their first NYC appearance ‘Live At Hurrah, NYC, 15 April 1980’. Also bringing me back, though not as far, is the Versus ‘Let’s Electrify!’ reissue which we hear a track from.

Steel Tips

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Artist Song Release Label
The Raybeats 1.2 Girls The Lost Philip Glass Sessions Ramp Local
The Shadracks No Time From Human Like Forms Damaged Goods
Sorrows So Much Love Love Too Late​.​.​. The Real Album Big Stir Records
The Matchmakers Turn Me On Bubble Gum A Gogo Sundazed
Crazy Horse Your Song At Crooked Lake Epic
Doug Tuttle Bruised & Bothered Pinecone Wild Honey Records
The Last Words Walk Away Animal World Papagájův Hlasatel Records
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF Come Into My Life Where The Wild Purple Iris Grows Damaged Goods
Teenage Filmstars Some Times Good Guys Don’t Follow Trends (There’s A) Cloud Over Liverpool Munster Records
The Fabulous Courettes Edge Of My Nerves Back In Mono Damaged Goods
Turbines Hangin’ Tough Last Dance Before Highway Big Time
Steel Tips Unka Puk Steel Tips Phantom Plaything
Glorious Strangers Deception Glorious Strangers Fun City Records
Greg Prevost Snowblind Friend Songs For These Times Mean Disposition
Details At Eleven In Your Teeth Details At Eleven Dossier
Details At Eleven Place To Park Details At Eleven Dossier

Artist Song Release Label
Hot Tuna Funky #7 America’s Choice Friday Music
Sheila Rickards Meets King Tubby The Dub Station Jamaican Fruit Of African Roots Shella Records
Focus Harem Scarem (Single Version) Singles, Deep Cuts & BBC Live Music On Vinyl
The Psychedelic Furs Wrong Train Made Of Rain Cooking Vinyl
The Cure A Forest Live At Hurrah, NYC, 15 April 1980 Deaf Youth Industries
The Crazies Flipper A Simple Vision Optic Nerve Recordings
Screamers Punish Or Be Damned Demo Hollywood 1977 Superior Viaduct
Sportique Cerebral Vortex Modern Museums Where It’s At Is Where You Are
Lilys The Sammael Sea Better Can’t Make Your Life Better Sundazed Music
Richie Parsons When Fall Begins Honey And Tears Lawless Records
The Wrens Surprise, Honeycomb Secaucus Craft Recordings
Versus That Girl’s Gone Let’s Electrify! Teenbeat
The Zombies The Way I Feel Inside I Love You Craft Recordings