Friday, September 23

Orgone Box (Rick Corcoran) - Various Imperfectshuns

Outtakes, Demos, Rarities
various dates, recording info
1990 - 2011
soundboard recordings (sound quality range: VG to VG++)

SAMPLE: "Just Like a Woman Should Be"

RICK CORCORAN: musical man of mystery
01 Munday Club*
02 Spangles (astro-beatle)*
03 Don’t*
04 Bed (demo)*
05 Smilin Eyes (demo)*
06 Silly Me (demo)*
07 Hypocrite*
08 Harder Now (demo)+
09 Just Like a Woman Should Be^ 
10 Repro Freak Show^
11 Mr. Glad•
12 Fags Green (prototype mix)*

     * Orgone Box tracks (various dates); #12 = Rick
         Corcoran & Tim McTighe collaboration
     ^ Green Tambourines tracks, rec. London 1991 (“Repro
         Freak Show” = J. Willoughby song)
     + Rick Corcoran & Markus Holler track, 1990 demo 
         (from rare 2004 comp. Bucketfull of Possibilities)
     Rick Corcoran & Jonathan Willoughby, 1991 demo, 
        rec. Bournemouth, UK (J. Willoughby song)
       Musicians for Green Tambourine tracks = Rick Corcoran - gtr/vocals, Tam Johnstone - drums/vocals, 
         Tim McTighe - bass/vocals, Jonathan Willoughby - gtr/vocals

STUPENDOUS THANKS to Liverpool-by-way-of-Sheffield musician Rick Corcoran for generously sharing his demos, outtakes, and fair-haired musical stepchildren (& even creating artwork for many of 'em). On account of Rick's stunning psych-pop masterworks, Orgone Box really should be a household name for folks who read this blog. Now then, Rick: will you PLEASE get on with it and release your next proper album (The Lorne Park Tapes LP notwithstanding)? The fans are waiting, kind sir... 

Orgone Box Album Discography
The Orgone Box (2001)
Buy the CD - U.S. | U.K.
My Reply (2005 compilation)
MP3 album @ iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Things That Happened Then (2002)
Buy the CDU.S. | U.K.   
The Lorne Parke Tapes (2016)
Look for the LP (no digital release)
Centaur (2014 - the debut re-vamped) 
Digital album @ Bandcamp
  also iTunes, Amazon, etc.

Learn more about the music of Orgone Box (Rick Corcoran) at the band's FB pageGreat interviews at Sugarbush Records & Mick's blog

Friday, September 16

Warm Soda - Live 2013 & 2014

Gonerfest 11
The Hi Tone
Memphis, TN
Sept. 26, 2014

soundboard recording (sound quality VG++)
WARM SODA waiting to hit it big
SAMPLE: "Someone for You" (live '14)

01 Going In Circles
02 Someone for You
03 Cryin’ for a Love
04 Young Reckless Hearts
05 Can't Erase This Feeling
06 title unknown
07 chat + band intro
08 Jeanie Loves Pop
09 Forbidden Emotion
10 Lola

Amsterdam, NTH
July 13, 2013

audience recording (sound quality VG-; listenable club show)

WARM SODA It's downright scary how good (& unknown) they are.
00 soundchecking + intro
01 Reaction
02 Busy Lizzy
03 Diamond Ring
04 Someone For You
05 Violent Blue
06 Waiting for Your Call
07 Only In Your Mind
08 Sour Grapes
09 improvised jam
10 Jeanie Loves Pop
11 Postcards
12 Strange As It Seems
13 Stargazer
14 Spellbound
15 This Changes Everything

TT: 72 mins. (both sets combined) 

ROB SEZ: Fancy hearing a talent-packed band that plays catchy, Ramones-speed pop with a California garage rock feel? Well, here's your big chance. Hit that sample, my musical friend. Three guesses who turned me on to Warm Soda; first two don't count (hello Don & Anthony). Thank you kindly to Rocket Science Audio for recording & sharing the first set and to Jill M for the 2013 set.

MP3@320 (2nd set = 256kbps)

Learn more about the music of Warm Soda at the band's official site, FB page, and Bandcamp pages