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okay you guys. so this dude on youtube (dj rosstar, he has interviewed green day multiple times in the past) found an old “food not bombs” benefit compilation cassette that contains a hidden rare green day song that they recorded under the band name “billie joe experience”. the song is called “rox yer ass”. he even reached out to corbett redford (from the new turn it around documentary) who verified it with billie joe himself!!! 

“new” green day song y'all (its very experimental and different, but fascinating non the less)

I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive
Hank Williams with his Drifting Cowboys
I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive

Song: I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive / I Could Never Be Ashamed of You

Artist: Hank Williams with his Drifting Cowboys

Record Label: MGM Records 11366

Recorded: June 13, 1952

Location: KNOV Radio Station, Hanger 6, Bill’s Safehouse

During the “Signal from Beyond” mission in Pima, New Mexico, Agent Carter and his squad will have to fight their way to the KNOV radio station to rescue Agent Nico DaSilva. Luckily, DaSilva has planted explosive ordnance around to perimeter to help fend off the Outsiders.

However, by the time Carter reaches DaSilva, he already shows signs of Infection as this song plays in the empty station lobby.

It seems to be a favorite of DaSilva’s as it plays when he visits the Hanger 6 Research and Development facility prior to his meeting with Agent Carter.

In Bill’s safehouse in Lincoln, Massachusetts, Joel calls in a favor for an automobile to escape to city. While they scavenge for parts, Ellie manages to swipe (among other things) a compilation cassette tape featuring the songs of Hank Williams. The solemn words provide some comfort as they drive through the desolate landscape in the rain.

This song was intended to be humorous with its ironic title and chorus. However, it gained a tragic connotation with Hank Williams’ death on January 1, 1953. It would posthumously reach No. 1 on Billboard Country Singles and was covered by the Delta Rhythm Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as by his son and grandson.

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Born in Alabama, he was named Hiram, reflecting his parents’ Masonic connections. However, he was born with spina bifida which would cause him immense pain in his lower back throughout his life. His father would develop a brain aneurysm, leaving his mother in charge of the family.

Despite the onset of the Great Depression and losing their family home in a fire, Lillie Williams made ends meet with several side jobs and the disability pension of her husband Elonzo. Stories conflict on how Hank got his first guitar, but he learned the fundamentals of music through Rufus Payne. Williams would be able to put his talent into songwriting despite never learning formal music notation, basing his compositions on storytelling.

In 1937, Williams changed his name from Hiram to Hank to better prepare for an entry into country music. He won talent shows and performed on air for WSFA radio, funding his career to form the Drifting Cowboys. Lillie would become their manager, successfully conducting tours around the country.

However, during WWII, his band members were drafted while he was deferred due to his back condition. He continued touring with replacements, but continued to have problems with alcoholism to mitigate the pain.

By 1946, he was a successful songwriter for Sterling Records and on December 11, recorded "Never Again” and “Honky Tonkin”. They would become his first hits and earn a contract with MGM Records in 1947. He would continue with hits such as “Move It On Over”, “Lovesick Blues” and “My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It”. He made his debut at the acclaimed Grand Ole Opry, becoming the first performer to receive six encores.

He continued to release hits in the early 50s with “Cold, Cold Heart” and “Moanin’ the Blues”. In 1951, a fall during a hunting trip worsened his back pain leading to consumption and later abuse of painkillers and alcohol. His last recording session would be in September 1952 with “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and Take These Chains from My Heart".


Williams was scheduled to perform in Charleston, West Virginia on December 31, 1952. However an ice storm in Nashville hindered conditions, forcing flight cancellations. A college student, Charles Carr, was hired to drive Williams to the New Year’s Day concert in Canton, Ohio. Williams had drunk a combination of chloral hydrate and alcohol. He saw a doctor who injected vitamin B12 and some morphine. By midnight, they had crossed the state line to Virginia and stopped at an all-night restaurant. Carr asked Williams if he wanted something to eat.

Williams’ last words was his reply that he did not. Stopping for fuel in Oak Hill, West Virginia, Carr realized that Williams had passed.

Despite his short life, Hank Williams proved to be a driving force behind 20th century pop and country music. He obtained 35 singles in the Top 10 of Billboard’s County & Western Charts with 11 reaching No. 1.


Listen to the flip side “I Could Never Be Ashamed of You”.

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Black Sabbath is my favorite band of all time. That’s why I begin my first post with this album. The first song I ever heard from this record was Heaven And Hell. I used to have this K-tel compilation cassette called White Hot : Masters of Metal in 1984. I was a 10 old year kid that only heard and liked  only Pop/Rock bands. Just only a few Hard Rock but nothing heavy or controversial because I came from a Catholic family who at that time in the 80′s doesn’t allow me hear “devil music”. Hahaha!!! This record is one of my favorites. Dio gave life to the band after Ozzy firing. In terms of musicality and lyrics department he pushed the band to the limit. A true and influential classic!!

1981
Nihilist Surfin' Group
1981

Nihilist Surfin’ Group // 1981 // Garbage Sandwich

Nihilist Surfin’ Group was a side project of Juntaro Yamanouchi, the primary force behind The Gerogerigegege. Garbage Sandwich was a massive cassette compilation released by Japanese label Beast 666 Tapes in 1992 containing a bunch of stuff by (at the time) nobodies for no real audience, including early experiments from Suckdog and Smog, a bunch of tracks by Yamatsuka Eye using various aliases, a phone call GG Allin made from prison with noises played over it, and a Jello Biafra track that sure sounds like it could at least partially be a recording of someone peeing, among other things. From the liner notes:  “This double cassette compilation ‘Garbage Sandwich’, is only mere 'garbage’ which musicians, non-musicians, artists, non-artists, who exist, live, work or have already disappeared in mainly Japan, U.S.A. or all over the world, play, which only lunatics or perverts play, whcih is the worst and the lowest one like real garbage and normal person cannot find out any necessity, meaning and value to listen to and it has spent about three years from the end of 1989 to the end of 1992 and comes to waste and which becomes only 'garbage’ after collecting, compiling, producing, decomposing, and at last breaking completely and after all, it does not have any meaning and does not bear anything and everything comes to nothing.”

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Neat Records

The importance of Neat Records upon the NWOBHM cannot be understated. Like Guardian Records ‘n Tapes, Neat Records was a small-scale, truly independent record company; also like Guardian Records 'n Tapes, the owner of the label, David Wood in this case, also owned a recording studio where the majority of the label’s releases were recorded. And, lastly, like Guardian Records 'n Tapes, Neat Records wasn’t an exclusively hard rock/heavy metal label, at least not at first. As of the label’s third vinyl release, however, Tygers of Pan Tang’s 1979 7" single “Don’t Touch Me There”, the focus of the label changed. The record was either in the right place at the right time or band management and label deals worked properly (for a change), but, on the strength of that release, Tygers of Pan Tang were scooped up by major label MCA Records.

Neat Records focused on other bands of similar genres, and lightning struck twice more in 1980: Fist, then White Spirit, both bands with 7" singles on the Neat label, were also signed by MCA.

January 1981 saw the first full-length LPs on the Neat imprint: Lead Weight (a heavy metal compilation of exclusively British acts) and the first full-length LP by Raven, Rock Until You Drop. More 7" vinyl followed, and, by the end of the year, Venom’s groundbreaking first LP would be delivered on the Neat label as well. The reviews for the Raven and Venom albums were enthusiastic, increasing the label’s stature in the industry.

If the label had exposed only this handful of bands to the public, that would be enough to justify their reputation as probably the most important record label of the NWOBHM-era, but it didn’t stop with Tygers, Fist, White Spirit, Raven, and Venom: the 7" singles on the label from new bands, sometimes hybrids of broken-up older bands, arrived with regularity: Aragorn, Bitches Sin, Blitzkrieg, Jaguar, Warrior, Avenger, etc. Between 1979 and 1986, Neat Records would release nearly fifty 7" singles. The bands that performed well on 7" often went on to release full-length LPs on the label.

In the mean time, commercial-metal band Heavy Pettin’, whom Neat released on a 1982 single, were signed (briefly) by major label Polydor (1983 - 1985); and Raven were signed (disastrously) to major label Atlantic Records (1985 - 1987)

The photos in this post show only a fraction of Neat Records output as the complete Neat Records discography on Wikipedia will verify.

By 1985 and 1986, Neat Records would set their sights on international acts (Denmark’s Artillery), established rock bands (Wishbone Ash, who’d been around since the early 70s), and rare material contained in their own vaults (Tygers of Pan Tang’s First Kill is a collection of their Jess Cox-era demos dating back to 1979).

Unfortunately, by 1986, much of the steam had run out of the NWOBHM movement, and Neat Records’ releases of then-trendy thrash bands failed to make much impact (though the releases by punkish-metal band Warfare were a particular bright spot in the late-period Neat Records catalog).

By 1988, the frequency of Neat Records’ releases slowed, and their last releases of new material occurred in 1993. Without Neat Records’ contributions, the NWOBHM would have seemed like little more than a blip on the radar, a movement that spawned Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, and a couple of other lesser-known acts. Neat Records’ output revealed to the rest of the world, however, the true scope and variety of the movement.

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Harry Styles’ Ultimate Mixtape for Another Man.   The Autumn/Winter 2016 issue of Another Man offers an unparalleled insight into the secret world of Harry Styles – including this dedicated cassette compilation, which features his all-time top ten favourite tracks. Press play on the likes of Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more.                                                                                                                                                                               2. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love