Friday, December 10, 2010

Kay Martin and Her Body Guards - I Know What He Wants For Christmas (But I Don't Know How to Wrap It)


Year six of hosting this at the Groove Grotto, this is a classic. Enjoy! This really is a great album and a lot of fun!

New, improved link with clean tags and embedded art for your iTuners!

I Know What He Wants for Christmas (But I Don't Know How to Wrap It) — Rapidshare

Front Cover art

Back cover art

Photo of the vinyl

Monday, October 26, 2009

Attack of...Mushroom People!

I have never seen this album in my life. And believe me, I've seen hundreds of thousands of albums. This one appeared to me at a thrift/used clothing store for 99 cents. Of course, with a name like "Attack of...Mushroom People!" and group names like the Wow Wow Hippies, how can you resist? Anyway, this is chock full of Japanese garage rock...some sung in English, most in Japanese. Couldn't find a year on it, but my guess is that it's early 1990s. Enjoy this rarity!

Track - Artist
1. Brand New Cadillac — Go-Go 3 with the Beat Mint 4
2. Namida No Okurimono — Gathers
3. Koi No Dancehall — Cheese
4. You Can't Sit Down — Pinkies
5. Little Shimmy Brown — The Strikes
6. Do Shite Bokuo Erandano? — Mammys
7. My Funny Honey — Hippy Hippy Shakes
8. Boku WA Collector — The Collectors
9. Koi No Majutsushi — Time Machine
10. Neon Lights — Yuji Okiyama
11. Tokyo Night — The Poodles
12. Telstar — Bravo Komatsu
13. Flying Jelly Attack — Shonen Knife
14. Honey Boy — Baby Baby
15. The Ancient Hours — The Phantom Gift
16. Bad — The Twenty Hits
17. Tolkin' Planet Sandwitch — The Red Curtain
18. Love Helicopter — Love Helicopters
19. Birds Pale Eyes — The Muddy Lamps
20. Aisare-Takute — Eva-01
21. Blue Mayonnaise — The Wow Wow Hippies
22. In Your Season — Mutant Monster Beach Party

Attack of...Mushroom People!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Jim & Tammy - Oops! There Comes a Smile

Yes, that Jim and Tammy. Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker present children's songs and stories in a very Marcy vein in this 1975 LP. Undeniably weird, especially the first side. And what about the cover art? The stuff of nightmares! Another Goodwill find...enjoy!

Tracks
Side 1
1. The Joy of the Lord
2. What a Wonderful Day That Will Be
3. Oops! There Comes a Smile
4. Happiness is the Lord
5. God is Watching You
6. Do Lord
7. I Wonder
8. Heaven is a Wonderful Place
9. Praise the Lord
10. God's Not Dead

Side 2
11. The Pearl of Great Price
12. Noah's Ark


Links...

Side One
Side Two
Cover Art

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Marcy - Favorite Songs and Choruses by Marcy

It's nice to be posting a few albums again...been a long time, huh?

Here's another Marcy for y'all... as strange as ever! These don't show up too often, but they are always quite surreal!

Track Listing:

Side 1:
1. Sing, Sing, Sing
2. A Little Talk with Jesus
3. No Other One Can Love Me So
4. Jesus Knocks, Knocks, Knocks
5. Count Your Blessings
6. Isn't He Wonderful
7. The B-I-B-L-E
8. Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Side 2:
9. Open Up Your Heart
10. Just Whistle a Little Song
11. 'Tis So Sweet to Walk and Talk with Jesus
12. Oh, I'm Gonna Go to Heaven
13. I'm Singing on My Way to Heaven
14. I'm a Little Candle
15. Writing All the Time
16. His Name is Wonderful

Links...

Marcy Side 1
Marcy Side 2
Cover Art

Monday, June 16, 2008

How to CB

Breaker One-Nine, Good Buddy!

I found this one at the local Goodwill last week and couldn't resist posting it. As a kid in the 1970s, I vividly remember my dad jabbering away on his CB radio in our Ford Econoline van during a few cross-country trips. Unfortunately, the van was broken into and the CB stolen in Chicago, and I don't think he ever replaced it. CB radios are still strong with truckers, but rarely does the phenomenon cross to four-wheelers. Back in the mid-to-late '70s, it was HUGE. My cousin even published a book on CB lingo back then.

This record is particularly funny because of announcer Leif Jensen's big, bold reads of the CB lingo of the time. Enjoy, and step back about 30 years ago......back before GPS, cell phones, Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run!

Track listing:
Side 1
1. CB Introduction and Equipment
2. Part 95...Breaking a Channel
3. Ten Code...CB Terms (Part I)
4. CB Exercises One & Two
5. Radio Check...Mayday Call

Side 2
6. Call For: Directions/Road Conditions/Police Report
7. CB Exercises #3, 4, 5
8. CB Terms (Part II)
9. CB No-No's/Etiquette
10. Close

Links...
Side One
Side Two
Cover Artwork

Friday, May 30, 2008

More good shows comin' to El Paso at State Line Restaurant

Wayne "The Train" Hancock will be rollin' in to El Paso at the State Line Restaurant next week (Wednesday, June 4). FREE SHOW!

El Paso's own Sleepercar will be there on June 26th. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town during the show. Would have been good to see Chris H. Did anyone else catch 'em on Jay Leno? Their recently-released album "West Texas" is very solid.

And the Gourds will be playing there as well on Wednesday, July 17! It's been a long time since I've seen these guys perform, but they're GREAT live!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tom Waits...Dear El Paso....


Hello fellow El Pasoans...this message is to IMPLORE you to go to the Tom Waits concert at the Plaza Theatre on June 20.

Those of you that know me know that I've been a Waits maniac for about 20 years, and this is truly a special show to come to El Paso. He's the top artist on my living-musicians-to-see-before-I-die list. His songwriting is riveting.

He tours very infrequently. People come from Europe and across the country to see him perform. His shows ALWAYS sell out. And we need that to happen right here in El Paso.

Again, this is a truly special show. Tickets CANNOT be purchased at the door. Only at Ticketmaster.

Several musicians cite Waits as their favorite performer. Several have covered him (Los Lobos, Bruce Springsteen, even actress Scarlett Johanssen just did an ENTIRE ALBUM of Waits covers)!

PLEASE GO!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Buddy Holly and Lubbock

This past weekend, my family made an overnight trip to Lubbock, Texas for a tournament my daughter was in. I've wanted to visit Lubbock to see the Buddy Holly Center since it opened a few years back, but at 370 miles, it isn't a quick drive away. So here was a good opportunity.


I've been a fan of Buddy's music for a few decades now. His influence is undeniable. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Hollies...so many are indebted to the lanky Texan who, along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, was tragically was killed on February 3, 1959 in a small plane crash outside Clear Lake, Iowa. He was only 22 years old.

The Center's small but fascinating displays of Buddy's personal items — including his signature glasses found at the crash scene — give tremendous insight on a young musician who was bursting with creativity, technique and a true DIY ethic. I know Lubbock may not be on many travel destinations, but if you're visiting West Texas, it's definitely worth visiting.

This statue of Buddy, near the Center, was unveiled in 1980. Surrounding the statue is a West Texas Musicians Walk of Fame.

I find it very odd that El Pasoan Bobby Fuller (who made a hit of "I Fought the Law," written by Cricket Sonny Curtis). Holly's influence on Bobby Fuller was tremendous. Fuller died under mysterious circumstances at age 23 in 1966.

We traveled a few more miles so that I could pay my respects to Buddy at his gravesite, just a few dozen feet within the Lubbock Cemetery. He is buried to the left of his father.

Note: "Holley" is the correct spelling of Buddy's name. He adopted the shorter version after a botched spelling on a contract he signed.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Kay Martin Sings Naughty and Nice Songs

Happy 2008 everyone! I know 2007 wasn't the best year of posting for me. Not sure if 2008 will be either. But none the less, here's a New Year's posting for you. The always wonderful Kay Martin with he album "Sings Naughty and Nice Songs." Two pieces in the links. The second link has hi-res cover and flipside art. 320kbps mp3 format, from my vinyl. Great liner notes. The only Kay album I'm missing (as far as I know) is "Live at the Lorelei." Anyone out there with it? I saw a copy on eBay, but it slipped by me.

As always, I enjoyed "I Don't Know What He Wants For Christmas (But I Don't Know How to Wrap It) for the holidays. It even got good rotation on XM Radio's "Special Xmas" channel, and has for three years now.

My favorite of Kay's albums still remains her self-titled album with the Body Guards, but IKWHWFC (BIDKHTWI) is a close second.

I also have her great Live in Las Vegas album (albeit, the tamer green cover), but it's been posted elsewhere on the Web.

So...... my best wishes for a great new year. Thanks to all the fans.... and please encourage these great albums to be re-pressed for future fans!!


Kay Martin Sings Naughty and Nice Songs, pt. 1

Kay Martin Sings Naughty and Nice Songs, pt. 2

Here's the back cover art:

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wicked Lake shoots at the Mondo Loco family cabin!

Filming has wrapped for Wicked Lake, with some of the final scenes being shot at my family's cabin in Ruidoso, New Mexico. While at the shoot, Fangoria magazine paid a visit to the set. Here are some scenes. (Note: not for the squeamish).

Fangoria article

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

REPOST: Arthur Lyman - Bwana'a


By request, here is the repost of Arthur Lyman's exotica classic Bwana'a...

Bwana'a

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Groove Grotto updates? Hopefully soon...

Hi all—

I've had quite a few nice comments lately, as well as a few questions. I'm got a lot of tidying up here to do, but I've simply been so busy the past few months that it's been impossible. I'll do my best to get a rerip of the first Kay Martin disk as well as posting the Arthur Lyman album as soon as possible. I have another Kay Martin album arriving in the mail any day now, so I will be posting it, too. I apologize to all who have been waiting. Please know it's not due to laziness! :-)

—Mondo Loco

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

More Kay!

Of course, you can still find two of Kay's albums here
Kay Martin and Her Body Guards

Kay Martin and Her Body Guards - I Know What He Wants For Christmas (But I Don't Know How to Wrap It)

Interesting info about a Groove Grotto fave — Kay Martin!

Very interesting article about Kay Martin at ChristmasYuleBlog — one of my favorite sites! A little bit about the history and mystery of one of my favorite pair of *ahem* lungs...

Also, a little bonus photo of an ashtray from the lodge she apparently still owns! (found this pic on eBay).


http://christmasyuleblog.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Chuck & Jon's Top 10 of 2006

A quick history of Chuck & Jon's Top 10 Albums...
Chuck & Jon's Top 10 goes back about 16 or 17 years now, when Jon and I worked at our college's student newspaper. Back then, we bonded over albums by the Ramones, Fields of the Nephilim, Alice In Chains and Nine Inch Nails. It was an exciting time to be reviewing and listening to music. Firstly, we were the prime age for listening to new stuff(in our early 20s), secondly, we had both played in bands, so we had "the ear," thirdly, grunge was erupting all over the place, and new stuff was coming out — and getting a LOT of attention. Everything was changing in popular music. And in El Paso, where our alma mater is, Jon and I were well ahead of the pack in listening to new material (El Paso is a little slow to adapt — hair metal was still clinging on in 1990).

We've done our own personal top 10s for nearly all those years, and this time, it finally gets to go in a blog. Unfortunately, Jon and I haven't seen each other in a few years now, and we're actually creeping up at doubling our age from when we first met. Yup, we were music snobs then, and we're music snobs now (back then, at 22 years old, it was cool; now that we're 38 — an age most people are well-established in their music listening — it can be a little offsetting (to some). Jon's my kindred musical brother (a bit of trivia: we're separated by only four days in age and our moms both have the same name!) and we've had strikingly similar lists for some years. These days, Jon's about 2000 miles away in Arlington, Virginia, and I'm still here in El Paso. If I get the chance, I'll try to find some of our old Top 10's from our 'zine The Nook & Cranny. (Remember 'zines? They've disappeared off the face of the Earth. Blogs have taken their place). Those ones are about twelve years old!

Enough, already... here's our take on 2006.


Chuck's Top 10 Albums for 2006


First, I should note that 2006 marked the year I purchased the fewest CDs in more than 15 years. But, I was exposed to more vintage recordings than ever before. Thanks to several of the blogs mentioned on this site that are sharing long out-of-print and unavailable recordings. My ears were never bored.













10. The Walkmen – A Hundred Miles Off

While not as strong as Bows + Arrows, AHMO is the perfect album for aging hipsters to share with the hip, young things half their age. Or is it the other way around? Think Dylan meets R.E.M. in the mid 1980s. Good stuff.













9. T-Bone Burnett – The True False Identity

Amazing return for legendary producer. Low-fi and organic, this one’s roots are deep in the blues and the bizarre. Tom Waits and Los Lobos fans should check out The True False Identity.













8. Bob Dylan – Modern Times

The original troubador does it again. I think we can finally forgive him for the 1980s.














7. M. Ward – Post-War
Understated instrumentation and powerful lyric writing. M. Ward is one of the best songwriters out there.














6. Flaming Lips – At War With the Mystics
Constantly pushing the envelope in the sensory listening and viewing experience, the Lips celebrate 25 years of freaking out and tuning in.














5. Thom Yorke – The Eraser

Yorke takes a ‘head break and makes an album that seems to bubble up from nowhere, disappear, resurface, and meander along. While not a companion piece to recent Radiohead albums, it’s a definite progression of the band’s recent work. Here’s hoping that Radiohead returns in 2007 with something that is less experimental and a little more guitar-oriented (The Bends anyone?)













4. The Gothic Archies - The Tragic Treasury: Songs from a Series of Unfortunate Events

Indeed, if you could mix the 1960s bubblegum group the Archies with goth legends the Sisters of Mercy, it would be Steven Merritt’s (The Magnetic Fields/Future Bible Heroes) latest project. The songs that appear on this album were written as themes for each of the 13 Lemony Snicket books. The Gothic Archies are to music as Tim Burton is to film. Check it out.













3. Los Lobos – The Town and the City
35 years into their career, and Los Lobos still create more challenging albums than artists half their age. The Town and the City is, in every sense, the story of the journey of life, its promise, challenges and rewards, all in a subtle, understated voice.













2. Dirty Pretty Things – Waterloo to Anywhere
While not quite up to the caliber of the two fantastic albums by the Libertines, Pete Doherty’s departure doesn’t slow things down too much. In fact, Waterloo to Anywhere is a loose carousing affair in the tradition of the Jam and the Clash. This one made my iPod happy more than any other album in '06.













1. Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Despite about 50 percent of the tracks on Orphans being odds-and-sods, more than 20 of them here are new. Waits continues to find fantastic ways to make a glorious racket.


Other albums I enjoyed:

The Drive-By Truckers – A Blessing and a Curse
Another solid album by one of my favorite bands of the past five years.

Johnny Cash – One Hundred Highways
Goodbye, again, Johnny. An amazing farewell that was never intended to be. Technically, this didn’t reach my top 10, as the recordings were done about three years ago. Still, this was on my player throughout the year.

Wolfmother – Wolfmother
Solid debut by Sabbath-meets-Zeppelin-meets-Mars Volta trio. Probably will be seen as a novelty in a few years. For now, it’s kewl.

Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
Everything that former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton touches is gold in my book. Fantomas, General Patton and the Xecutioners, Maldoror, etc... a fine one here.

Wayne Hancock – Tulsa
Nothing groundbreaking here, and that’s good. Hancock continues to do great laid-back honky tonk a la Hank Williams.

Fields of the Nephilim – Mourning Sun
A shockingly good comeback from these goth grandfathers.

Beck – The Information
Those that know me would be surprised to know that Beck didn't make my Top 10. Not that The Information is a bad album. It's just really boring. Still, seeing Beck perform a free surprise gig here in El Paso was a definite plus.



Jon's Top 10 Albums for 2006

I thought this was a pretty terrific year for new music. I haven't enjoyed buying CDs this much in quite some time. It's like 2006 was an apology to me for 2004, the worst year in music until 2005. I had to leave out a number of good releases to whittle my list down to 10. There was quality stuff that didn't make it from Thom Yorke, the Twilight Singers, Melvins, the Gourds, Mastodon, Isis, Placebo and more (and I don't care what anyone sez, I like the Liars).














10. The Proposition Original Soundtrack
The first time I listened to this soundtrack by Nick Cave and Bad Seed sideman Warren Ellis, I thought, Hey, this'd be great accompaniment to a Cormac McCarthy novel. So I laughed when I read Roger Egg-bert's review of the movie comparing it to "Blood Meridian." We all must be reading the same books. Cave pares his usual poetics down to a handful of ascetic phrases that repeat over a framework of music as stark and unforgiving as the film's Outback setting.













9. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
This was a little too similar to Dylan's previous "Love and Theft," or it would have moved a lot higher on my list. "Love and Theft" came out on Sept. 11, 2001, and was one of the first records I heard once I felt I could listen to music again, so "Modern Times" pales perhaps inevitably. But it's still Bob Dylan and it's still genius, and if you count live ablums and hits comps, "Modern Times" is a milestone: Dylan's 50th ablum. Celebrate. Buy it. Love it.













8. Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways
This posthumous ablum is all about death. Somber, meditative, yet never depressing. Here is a man using his final words to express his love for God, wife and music. The voice is weak, but the message is powerful and lingers long after the flesh is gone.












7. Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
2006 was yet another busy year for musical mad scientist Mike Patton. Peeping Tom is one of his slightly more accessible projects: still demented but not likely to send anyone screaming out of the room. Patton indulged his inner wingnut more on a couple of ablums with John Zorn and some of his Bungle bandmates, and he put out some terrific work from the Melvins and Isis on his Ipecac label.













6. Tom Waits - Orphans
What riches! Three discs of previously uncollected Waits, and all but two songs were new to me. I can't say it any better, so I'll just rip off the Onion's review: "Waits may call them orphans, but another artist would call this a career."













5. Arab Strap - The Last Romance
The last ablum, too, if the breakup announcement is true. Arab Strap expanded its sound with a full backup band, and expanded its themes with songs that were actually relatively optimistic. Still, the opening line "Burn these sheets that we've just fucked in" suggests that true love hasn't quite been achieved, and there's plenty of the band's bleak Scottish dourness that remains. I got to see Arab Strap live at my neighborhood dive in 2006, and they put on an excellent show. Before they went on, I got to talk to singer(?) Aidan Moffat for a bit. No idea what he was saying. Ah well, that's what lyric sheets are for.













4. The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
Some critics slammed this ablum for not being weird enough. I donno, it was plenty weird for me. I never know what the Lips are on about, but it sounds like fun. "Mystics" features the most insidiously catchy opening track of 2006. I went around all year, singing, "Yeah yeah yeah yeah no no no no yeah yeah yeah yeah no no no no."













3. The Mars Volta - Amputechture
I gotta love a band this seemingly unconcerned with audience and critical expectations. They're off in their own little world, crafting 20-minute spazzouts, and if you wanna visit, fine, clap the headphones on; and if you don't, well, they're probly not gonna notice anyway.













2. Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist

Is this heavy metal? It's loud and guitar-based, but only two songs really rock out with their cock out. The rest of the ablum drifts dreamily on waves of eerie melody, electronic oddness and weirdo vocal FX. Chino Moreno's experimentations with side project Team Sleep seeped into this ablum like a creeping fog. Whatever you call it, it sounds terrific. It's also educational. Now I know why British people have bad teeth. I always wondered...













1. Tool - 10,000 Days

Maynard and his monolithic Tool (huh huh) put on a dizzying display of meticulous musicianship. Tool wisely avoids the naïve, overtly political statements that made the last Perfect Circle disc kind of a strident drag. Perhaps Maynard realized that the best way for a rock star to sound intelligent is to shut up and sing. Instead of proselytizing, Tool focuses on the tightly controlled widescreen soundscapes that make it one of the greatest of heavy bands. Again, can you call this metal? The music is heavily muscled, but the knuckles never drag on the ground. It's got a great beat and you can think to it! "10,000 Days" also wins the top prize for most spectacular package. It comes with a stereoscopic viewer and pages of headache-inducing 3-D art and photography that should keep the potheads staring vacantly for days. This makes Beck and his crapass stickers look especially lame.


And the CDs that made me feel like it was still 2004-2005:

The Streets - The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
I was so looking forward to this. The first two Streets' records were brilliant -- tender and angry and hilarious and heartbreaking tales of loser life. Then Mike Skinner gets mad successful in the UK and goes from eloquent loser straight to blistering asshole. He spends the entire record whining about how difficult and trying it is to drive sportscars, screw celebrities, stay high on all the best drugs and have every whim catered to. Oh, wretched, wretched life. If this is a joke, it's not a very funny one. And if it's serious, far from inspiring pity, this ablum just makes me want to punch Skinner in his stoopid effing face.

Beck - The Information
And I thought Guero was uninspired! Every time I play this (which isn't very often), the only song I can remember immediately afterward is the one Beck blatantly ripped off from "Exile"-era Rolling Stones. It's like some evil galactic overlord came down from space and stole Beck's soul and tossed it screaming into a volcano and then it came back as a kind of ghost to haunt listeners with lame music and fake religions based on crappy sci-fi.

Revolting Cocks - Cocked and Loaded
It's not bad enough that Al Jourgensen has to go wheezing off into middle-aged irrelevance by himself, he's gotta drag Jello Biafra and Gibby Haynes with him??! The once-mighty Jourgensen continues his annoying and inexplicable habit of starting and ending an ablum with the same song! I know the music's forgettable, but come on! I didn't even bother with the new Ministry. I applied the adjective "pitiful" to Ministry's last record, so it wouldn't be very creative to use it again, but really, the music's not worth my effort to think up a better word.

Audioslave - Revelations
After a horrible debut, Audioslave came back with a pretty respectable follow-up. They were starting to sound like a real, cohesive band instead of a marketing stunt. That didn't last long, and they tumbled back to crappy on their third outing. Chris Cornell, once the proud possessor of one of rock's strongest voices, now sounds like he's slowly drowning in phlegm. Not very pleasant to hear. I'm not pining for a Rage Against the Machine reunion, and if Cornell sounds this awful, the return of Soundgarden would be a travesty. I just want them all to go away.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas with Marcy

Fudgeland has posted "Christmas with Marcy"! There's also a Marcy video that has to been seen to be believed. Go get 'em!

Monday, November 06, 2006

More Beck at the Black Market pix!

Here are a few more Beck photos, courtesy of Zach Passero!



Friday, November 03, 2006

Beck plays unannounced show at Black Market's Dia de los Muertos art show!




Here's one that will go down in El Paso lore. Beck played an unannounced, impromptu gig at El Paso's own Black Market. I was heading to the Black Market for the Dia de los Muertos art show anyway, and got a tip from my buddy Zach Passero that Beck was there and was going to play a short gig. I didn't have a camera with me; I was at a store getting a new battery for my car. I quickly snapped up a $5 idiot camera and squeezed into the show. Beck played a 45-minute set on borrowed instruments, kicking it off with "Black Tambourine." Other songs included "Where It's At," "Devil's Haircut, "Que Onda Guero?, "Nicotine and Gravy," "Hell Yes" and tracks from his new album, The Information. Sorry for the image quality, but luckily Zach had his digital SLR with his, and promised to get me some photos to post. Wow! What a great night!!!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Dia de los Muertos!

Happy Dia de los Muertos, everyone! Be sure to check out special photos from the celebration throughout El Paso on my new blog at: http://diadelosmuertoselpaso.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Found this funny...

Google AdSense (which I have on this blog) is directing people from my blog to Christian sites (thanks to Marcy and Ministry). Wow. Now I need to mix it up!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Ministry's Lieslieslies video linkage!

Check out Ministry's video for "Lieslieslies"! Directed here in El Chuco by Zach Passero. it's appeared on MTV2 and Headbanger's Ball already. Can't say enough good about it. So watch it. Now.

Lieslieslies

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Marcy - Marcy Sings Hymns



Was able to crank the last of the Marcy Spectacular out before I left town. Enjoy!

Tracks:
1. Near the Cross
2. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
3. What a Friend
4. 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
5. Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
6. Amazing Grace
7. Holy, Holy, Holy
8. All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
9. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
10. Blessed Assurance
11. I Love to Tell the Story
12. Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me
13. Rock of Ages
14. Abide with Me
15. Jesus, Lover of My Soul
16. My Jesus, I Love Thee

Marcy Sings Hymns (GigaSize)

Marcy Sings Hymns (Rapidshare)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Marcy - Sing with Little Marcy at Home


Here's part three of the Groove Grotto's four-part Marcy spectacular! Stee-raight from vinyl. Feel the power!

Tracks:
Link
1. I'll Be a Sunbeam Bright
2. God's Love
3. Shining Stars
4. When I Say My Prayer
5. Noah and the Ark
6. All Things Bright and Beautiful
7. God's Childhood Handiwork
8. Show a Little Bit of Love and Kindness
9. Just Like Me
10. A Soldier for Jesus
11. Do What You Can Where You Are
12. Trust in the Lord
13. Spend a Little Time with Jesus in Prayer
14. I Love the Sweet Story

Sing with Little Marcy at Home (GigaSize)

Sing with Little Marcy at Home (Rapidshare)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Marcy - Sing-Along With Marcy


Here's part two of a four-part Marcy spectacular. This one is a strong contender for world's most disturbing cover art. Matching outfits? A ceramic deer? A note from Dale Evans? I even like the big honkin' $3.98 price tag. Another wild thing is that there are a minimum of 16 Marcy albums (they're pictured on the back of my next Marcy post)! Marcy somehow cranks out 16 syrupy-sweet tracks in just over 20 minutes.... straight from thrift store vinyl!

Tracks:
1. Everybody Ought to Know
2. Daniel in the Lion's Den
3. Kiddies with the Curl on Top
4. Be Careful What You Do
5. I've Found a Wonderful Friend
6. Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
7. I Know Who Holds the Future
8. Near the Cross
9. Am I in Heaven
10. Wake Up
11. I Tuned In On Heaven
12. It's a Wonderful, Wonderful Life
13. God is Love
14. I Have the Joy
15. Oh, It Is Wonderful
16. When You Pray

Sing-Along with Marcy (GigaSize)

Sing-Along with Marcy (Rapidshare)

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Marcy - Sing with Marcy


Here's the first part of a mini Marcy spectacular! Marcy (Tigner) and "Little Marcy" are one of the most bizarre "duos" in the world of Christian music. Tigner's doll-like ventriloquism acts have to be heard to be believed (let alone the trippy Les Paul-like guitar work. "Join the Gospel Express" is waaaaaay out there. Be healed! This comes dee-rect from vinyl (and sorry for the cover art, my copy was severely water damaged, but then, ya can't expect much from a 25-cent rekkid!

Tracks:

1. Oh Say, But I'm Glad!
2. Wise Man and the Foolish Man
3. Do You Know
4. I'm Gonna Work
5. There's a New Song in My Heart
6. When We See Christ
7. Do Lord
8. Little Feet Be Careful
9. God
10. Join the Gospel Express
11. The Lord is Counting on You
12. I've a Longing in My Heart
13. Is It Fair?
14. The Lighthouse Song
15. I Don't Have to Wait
16. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
17. Over the Sunset Mountains
18. Thank You, Lord

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Ferrante and Teicher - Blast Off!


Here's one that was featured in the infamous "Incredibly Strange Music" books. Definitetly one of Ferrante and Teicher's most interesting LPs, and great cover art! I found this one for a buck at the local Goodwill about 10 years ago. Interestingly, this album appears to have been recorded in mono only, which is a shame, because many of the dynamics of it certainly lend to a stereo recording. Here is "Blast Off!" direct from vinyl!

Tracks:
1. I Got Rhythm
2. Merry Widow Waltz
3. Chopstick Cha Cha
4. The Last Time I Saw Paris
5. In the Rain
6. Bye Bye Blues
7. Love
8. Hurdy Gurdy
9. The Continental
10. Ain't Misbehavin'
11. 'S Wonderful
12. Busman's Holiday

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