Sunday, November 23, 2014

Proto-Metal Mix Volume 1



Hello me droogs! I know we've been on a long hiatus. But...
We're BACK with not one, but 2 mixes of some of the super-heavy music we've been listening to lately. We have researched and collected some of the most powerful proto-metal, proto-punk music ever laid down on wax. Within this mix, you will find some of the more obscure, deep-cuts of a genre we've recently been diggin' on. These classic tunes will blast into your ears like an inflamed steam-engine chugging down into the ninth ring of hell! Influenced by the sweaty, long-hair heavy and hard rock of the late 60's and early 70's, (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Cream, Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Vanilla Fudge, Grand Funk, Deep Purple, MC5, Stooges, etc,) these bands were making waves locally but not too much nationally. (which you know we prefer down here in the Nitro-Retro bat-cave.) You wont find any long drum solos, or long slow, heavy jams here. We're focusing on the more Nuggets-like hard-hitting, high-octane rockers. Stay tuned for volume 2! Now turn it up and DIG!


Tracklist:
1. Cactus- "Parchment Farm"
2. Suck - "Sin's A Good Man's Brother"
3. Mustang - "Kickin' In Blind Doors"
4. Shiver - "Tough As Nails"
5. Captain Beyond - "Dancing Madly Backwards"
6. Euclid - "On The Way"
7. Highway Robbery - "Fifteen"
8. Sir Lord Baltimore - "Helium Head"
9. Glass Sun - "Silence of The Morning"
10. Buffalo - "Shylock"
11. Excalibur - "Light In The Dark"
12. Toad - "Pig's Walk"
13. Leaf Hound - "Stagnant Pool"

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Songs To Watch Space By


6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - We have LIFTOFF! 
Come with us now on a space-age musical journey–back into time, to seek out new worlds and new sounds! Here are the latest out-of-this-world 2-PART Nitro-Retro mixes - just in time for your next star-gazing barbecue or space-age pool party under the moon. Impress your friends with these hand-picked obscuro-space-nuggets that will be sure to intrigue and entertain you and your guests while gazing at the moon and stars, and pondering the never-ending cosmos. Live long and prosper.

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Songs To Watch Space By - Pt. 1 Mix

Pt. 1 Tracks:
1. Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space - Star Trek Twist '67 ("Theme from Star Trek")
2. Dinah Washington - "Destination Moon"
3. Louis Prima - "Beep Beep"
4. Ventures - "Outer Limits"
5. Jimi Hendrix - "Third Rock From The Sun"
6. Joe Meek - "I Hear A New World"
7. Moody Blues - "Higher and Higher"
8. Pink Floyd - "Astronomy Domine"
9. Billy Mure - "Moon of Manakoora"
10. Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space - "Music To Watch Space Girls By"
11. Elvis Presley - "Blue Moon"
12. Cosmos TV Theme

Songs To Watch Space By - Pt. 2 Mix
Pt. 2 Tracks:
1. Carl Sagan wisdom - throughout...
2. Amboy Dukes - "Journey To The Center Of The Mind"
3. Bob Thompson - "Starfire"
4. Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space - "Alien"
5. Jimi Hendrix - "The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice"
6. The Elegants - "Little Star"
7. Beatles - "Flying"
8. Pink Floyd - "Fearless"
9. Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"
10. Herman's Hermits - "Moonshine Man"
11. Mills Brothers - "Moonglow"
12. Ventures - "Fear (One Step Beyond)"
13. Hank Ray & Thee Exectioneers - "There's A Pale Moon"
14. Shadows - "Wonderful Land"
15. Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"
16. Julie London - "Fly Me To The Moon"


  


  
 
  

   







  





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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Seeds Tribute



With the upcoming much-anticipated (for me at least!) Seeds documentary looming, the excitement was just too much for us down in the 'ol Nitro-Retro bat-cave-lounge. So here is a little something designed to whip-up all you Sky Saxon & The Seeds fans into a mad fury!

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The Seeds Tribute Mix

Introduced by Casey Kasem himself, we open up with the obscure Seeds-2nd Generation, "Shuckin' & Jivin'. This 1972 sonic powerhouse sounds like lads just got their minds blown at an MC5 show and not to be outdone, thought they'd give it a shot too! But you gotta dig Sky Saxon's crazy T-Rex-like acid-reverb vocals!
Next is the obscure "Nightime Girl". A savage pronto-punk cut only heard off their so-called "live" album– thus becoming an instant 'nugget' being that it (and a few others) was never released on a single or album.
Next up is the great Mr. Farmer. This is the rare single version with no fade-out ending.
The psychedelic lads even promoted this one on TV. See the video here.
Finally we end with the often over-looked, "Girl I Want You".
A solid album cut off their first album, this primitive little ditty is also known for it's complete freak-out rave up ending.

So, keep an eye out for the release of the documentary - you know we will keep you posted here!














  












  







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