Going back to the '80s today:Lime Spiders
, "Nine Miles High" - a 'best of' collection. Raw and hyper, I always liked these guys.V/A
, "Rockabily Psychosis and the Garage Disease" - Trashmen, Sonics, Meteors, Guana Batz, etc. - garage rock at it's most primitive. Fun!Skinny Puppy
, "Remission" and "Bites" - This is the original version of "Bites", not the one with the crappy remix of "Assimilate". I've always liked these two albums best of all their output, although the vocals can be a bit grating. Cool sounds, funky beats, just so so good...Severed Heads
, "We Have Come to Bless This House" - just this track, over and over. It's beautiful echoing vocals, simple beat, and synth lines mesh so perfectly... their high-water mark for sure.Stranglers
, "Aural Sculpture" - This is their first album of more 'normal' pop tunes; not great, but worth a listen. I much prefer the older stuff, like "Gospel According to the MenInBlack".
And going back to the 60's:The Scramblers
, "Cycle Psychos" - I bought this in about 1986, at a thrift store, for a quarter. I bet I've listened to this more than any other album I've owned; it's primitive surf-music, very funky and well-played, with lyrics about riding motorcycles. Seriously; there are even revving engines at the start of almost every track; "Bud Ekins" is credited on the cover with "cycle riding". A sampling of the genius lyrics:
"He's got a souped-up bike and a real sked-led,
Leather pants, jacket, he's a crazy kid
And on his foot he's got a steel shoe
Get in his way and it's the end of you..."
This scratchy, beat-up LP was on almost constant rotation in my college house. We would drink too much, and run around the house like maniacs, riding invisible cycles...