August 4th, 2014
Holy-Moly Sailors -
I just realized it has been five years since we started up GMR Mach II. August 2009 was the release of the Green Monkey Anthology. Thirty releases. Plus another 30 NW artists featured as Album of the Month. Go figure. Thanks to the music lovers, musicians, artists, studio pals, video pals, web-page pals and people in general who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in moving the machine forward. Extra thanks to Vicki. Even more thanks to Howie. And on to the next five we go!
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August 3rd, 2014
Working on mastering the audio today. Always an interesting business when working with old cassette masters – how much clean up vs. how much keeping it real baby.
August 2nd, 2014
Hey! 1. It’s Summer! 2. It’s Seafair! Sooo …. it’s time to feature Seafair-Bolo records, straight from 1960-somethin’ as album of the month. This stuff is great! Get on the monkey train and dig it now!
July 28th, 2014
A thoughtful interview and fine review of By Reckless Moonlight in the Ptolmaic Terrascope!
July 26th, 2014
This weekend I begin work in earnest with Mr. Joe Ross on the release of the Green Pajamas’ Happy Halloween. Legendary. Barely released on cassette in 1984. All original tracks master from original cassettes, plus hundreds of era-appropriate previously unreleased bonus tracks. Well maybe not hundreds, but lots. We plan to have it out by October.
July 26th, 2014
The Magnatone Custom 413 stands proudly ready to deliver Total Rock Sounds today with guitar-slinger Mr. Scott Sutherland as the work continues on “History of NW Rock: Vol. 1″!
July 24th, 2014
Our old pal Jimm McIver of The Life is doing a Kickstarter for his new album project. I’m supporting it. Think you should too.
July 19th, 2014
Review in Progrocks.gr Translation of sorts: Somewhere between stunning second (Book Of Hours) and third (Ghosts Of Love) album of Green Pajamas, o Jeff Kelly, guitarist and singer, he recorded a cassette for the Green Monkey Records.
While the Green Pajamas are generally an electrical schematic of neopsychedeleias, the cassette is called Coffee In Nepal only acoustic guitar Kelly, his voice and some vocals belonging to Susanne Kelly, who is the young wife of Jeff . (Listen to “Oh How I Love You” here.)
Greece is the country that this work is best known as the cassette Green Monkey released on vinyl five years later by DiDi Music. A beautiful loving disc juvenilia songs but reliefs showing the sensitivity and musicality of the songwriter Jeff, so close and yet so far from the aesthetics of the Green Pajamas.
Now, almost thirty years later, Jeff with Susanne circulating continuity Coffee In Nepal titled By Reckless Moonlight. The album finds them more in love than it used to unroll the folk searches with considerably more electrically. Participation of Susanne is much more evident and it is just her own view that makes the end result much more psychedelic.
The By Reckless Moonlight puts no nomination for the best albums of the year but it is a beautiful drive reverie, monitoring the phases of the moon and hope that people who make two people can last. Enjoy “I ‘d Rather Be Filming In Vanda’s Room” here.
July 12th, 2014
I got a Google Alert on The Queen Annes, which you can buy from a fine Japanese website.
I tossed the Japanese text into a translator and got this fine mishmosh:
Active in the Seattle scene of Pre Grunge period, Album also leave it resurrected in the 1990s, active while also very narrow in recent years. Group name that sweet Vocal / Guitar melody and a Punky is hidden characteristic in Punk Pop ~ Power Pop a Jungly like common Green and Illinois bands such as The Vertebrats ~ Outnumbered also (Chicago), etc.. Is a single song, “I Thought Of You,” “This Is That”, etc. also included. It is one piece that I want to recommend by all means the highest level Power Pop series of Numero in the “Buttons”, and the like lovers. New stock / 2014/07/12]
July 10th, 2014
Get the Press Machine rolling – Blurt!