Adventures In Sound

Recorded music, rock ‘n’ roll histories, spoken-word strangeness and other audio delights examined.

1977 – The Summer Of Synthstrumentals
99% is Shit – Fred Vermorel and the Cash Pussies
The A – Z of Musical Nonsense – Lailien’s Ensõular

Adventures in Sound
Alice In Blunderland – Rewinding Through Alice Cooper’s Wilderness Years
All the Young Droogs – the Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks of the Glam-Rock Scene

An American Meco in London
Babymetal – Wembley Arena, London 2.4.16

Before My Eyes Go Blind – The Complete Recordings of Zior
The Beverly Hillbillies Sing!
The Birth of the Eyeball – The Residents’ Eskimo
Black Angel – Okinawa Electric Girl Saya’s Underground Idol Experimentalism
Blonde on Blonde’s Whole Lotta Love
Blondie Live On Musikladen 1977

Boof! The Complete Pussycat 1966 – 1969
Book A Trip 2 – More Psych Pop Sounds Of Capitol Records

Bygone Christmases Revived with The Mediaeval Baebes
John Carpenter – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester October 29th 2016
Carter’s Return Home – a British Cult Classic and an Iconic Soundtrack
Classic Albums Revisited: Barry White’s Can’t Get Enough
Classic Albums Revisited: Bathory’s Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Classic Albums Revisited – The Dangers of Evil Blizzard
Classic Albums Revisited: Death’s Leprosy

Classic Albums Revisited: Diana Ross (1976)
Classic Albums Revisited: Fairport Convention’s Rising for the Moon

Classic Albums Revisited: Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe (‘)
Classic Albums Revisited: Genesis’ Selling England By The Pound
Classic Albums Revisited: George Melly Sings Doom
Classic Albums Revisited: Ghost’s Infestissumam
Classic Albums Revisited: Hawkwind’s Warrior on the Edge of Time
Classic Albums Revisited: HK119’s Imaginature
Classic Albums Revisited: IQ’s Tales from the Lush Attic
Classic Albums Revisited: Nirvana’s Nevermind
Classic Albums Revisited: Ólöf Arnalds’ Palme

Classic Albums Revisited – Quatermass
Classic Albums Revisited – Random Jon Poole

Classic Albums Revisited: Sigur Ros’ ( )
Classic Albums Revisited: Sinéad O’Connor’s How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
Classic Albums Revisited: The Spotnicks – Out-A Space: The Spotnicks in London
Classic Albums Revisited: Toyah’s Sheep Farming in Barnet
Classic Albums Revisited: Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat
Classic Albums Revisited: World of Twist’s Quality Street
The Complete Mole Trilogy Preserved – The Residents’ Flawed Conceptual Epic
Confessions at Midnight – Strip Club Prog Rock
Contract in Blood – Ian Glasper’s History of Thrash

Cherie Currie and James Williamson Take On The Leader of the Pack

Danger, Low Voltage – Electric Six’s Album of Lacklustre Cover Versions
Destination Crampsville

The Deviants – Barbarian Princes/Have Left The Planet/Dr Crow
The Distorted Library Music of Blue Phantom
Do Not Disturb – the Last Testament of Van Der Graaf Generator

Thomas Andrew Doyle – Incineration Ceremony

The Duke St Workshop featuring Laurence R. Harvey – Mayhem Film Festival 2016
Dyin’ Dogs, Metal, Meat and Bone – The Residents Are Not Done Yet
Eskimo Deconstructed – Taking Apart The Residents
Eurovision Madness: Blood And Glitter
Eurovision Madness – Who The Hell Is Edgar?
The Final Howls of Siouxsie and the Banshees
Floating Worlds and Battleship Oceania, Sailing into Misadventure

The Fox Box
Get Your Rocks Off with Dana Gillespie – Bowie, Blues and the MainMan Years
Getting It Straight In Notting Hill Gate
The Ghost of Hope – The Residents’ Train Crash Drama
God in Three Persons – The Residents Embrace the Compact Disc

Heavy Metal Thunder: the Highs and Lows of NWOBHM
Heavy Shit? Sir Lord Baltimore’s Metal Credentials Are Tested
I Am A Resident, You Are A Resident, We Are All Residents
I Hear a New World – Joe Meek’s Musical Inventions
I’m a Freak Baby… A Journey Through the British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968 – 72
The Inappropriations of Feline and Strange
An Introduction to The Residents

It’s Really Great! Frank Sidebottom’s Fantastic Show-Biz Box Set
It’s Hip to be Square-ish. The Residents Set Fire to Popular Music Over Seven Discs
Jingle Hell – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s This Christmas
Last Tangowerk in Berlin – Looking Back at a Curious Musical Experiment
Little Miss Blue – the Unique Sounds of Lady Geraldine
Loose Lips Might Sink Ships – Greasy Instrumental Magic from the Vaults of Lux and Ivy
Make It Easy on Yourself – Burt Bacharach in 1962
Make Way For The Imbeciles
Meet The Third Reich ‘n’ Roll of The Residents
Miles Out to Sea and the Power Pop Conundrum

Music for Serial Killers – The Madeline Rust’s 21 Girls
Necronomidol’s Adventures in the Underworld

Nine Circles of Hell: Reviewing Psycho Synner’s Instant Discography
No, Paul McCartney Is Not Dead You Idiots
Odd Sausages: The Electric Banana Story
Oh Yes We Can Love – Re-evaluating Glam Rock
Oh! You Pretty Things – the Decadent Trash Aesthetic of the 1970s Glam Rock Wastelands
The Origin of The Residents – A Nickle if Your Dick’s This Big and Not Available
Polanski’s Macbeth and The Third Ear Band’s Dark Folk Soundtrack
Pondering the Mystery of William Shatner
Pop Music of a Sort – The Residents’ Commercial Album
Poppsaga – Iceland’s Pop Scene 1972 – 1977

The Principles of Lust – Enigma’s Albums Revisited
Punky’s Whipped – Puncturing The Hilarious Pomposity Of Angel
Queens of Noise – The Runaways Japanese Singles Collection
Rachel Sweet’s B-A-B-Y – The Complete Stiff Recordings 1978 – 1980
Radioactive Reptiles – the Collected Works of Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue

Raw Power – the Road Tapes of Iggy and the Stooges
Re-Synthesized – a Collection of Facsimile Electro-Pop Covers
Reflections of Their Lives – the Fine Cuts of Marmalade
Reiko Ike’s World Of Ecstasy

The Residents – from Fingerprince to Buster & Glen
The Residents – Intruders
Revolution, Baby – Transvision Vamp’s Pop Art and Velveteen
Right Back Where We Started From: Female Pop And Soul In Seventies Britain

The Rise and Fall of Billion Dollar Babies
Scions of the Blasted Heath – Necronomidol’s Hymn to the Elder Gods
Shut Up and Bleed – the Collected Works of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks

Space Farce – Todd Rundgren’s Indulgently Bland All-Star Album

Spectromorphic Iridescence: The Psychedelic Sounds of Rainbow Ffolly
Sugar Sugar: the Golden Age of Bubblegum Pop
Summer Is Icumen In – The Witchy World Of British Folk Music

The Swinging Sounds of Ann-Margaret
This One’s On Me – The Private Parts of Peter Straker
The Tour Of Life: The Kate Bush German And British TV Specials
The Treacle Toffee World of Apple Records
Trick Or Treat: Music To Scare Your Neighbours – Vintage 45s From Lux And Ivy’s Haunted Basement
Trip Into Yuletide with a Psych-Out Christmas
Was 1975 The Worst Year In The Pop/Rock Era – Or The Best?

Welcome to the Duplication Machine
Where You Been? Dinosaur Jr’s Major Label Exploits Re-Examined
A Wild Winter with Smoke Fairies
With Charm and Chance – Toyah’s Anthem Revisited
The Writing’s On The Wall: The Dying Days Of Bucks Fizz