Saturday, 30 April 2011

The Buffets - Saucy Jack

"On the afternoon of Sunday April 3rd, 2005, SISTER TIFFANY LEE flew in from Seattle and THE BUFFETS had their first rehearsal. On Monday the 3rd the girls recorded their debut album, and on Tuesday the 4th it was mixed and considered great. On Friday the 8th they played their first and final show with their male counterparts, THE BUFF MEDWAYS, to a full house at London ’s famous Dirty Water Club. Next day, Sister Tiffany flew home again. This is the record of that brief moment in rock and roll history. It was a hectic week but one that will hopefully encourage others to do less, quickly."

A fantastic tale of Rock ‘n’ Roll legend!  However I fear it may be somewhat of a tall one: Very little information can be found about this band and that may be no accident; For The Buffetts - put together by Billy Childish in 2005 and consisting of Sister Tiffany Lee Linnes: vocals and guitar (Ex Stuck-ups singer), Nurse Julie: bass and vocals (Chatham Singers) Matron Bongo: drums and vocals (Ex Headcoatee/Dutronc/Speed Of Sound) - may not have actually played their instruments on this album. 

As with a lot Childish/Medway era Garage Rock revival bands put together by Childish, The Buffets were the female counterparts to an all male outfit The Buff Medways and covered all Buff Medways material.  As was the case with other bands of this ilk such as The Headcoatees and The Delmonas, it was the original all male band that provided the instrumentation whilst their female counterparts simply provided the vocals - I suspect this may have been a similar set up.

DO NOT let that thought put you off though because the music The Buffets provide on this album is pure, wild, frenzied, full of piss & vinegar Rock ‘n’ Roll that smashes, bashes, thumps and rolls its way through town, flattening every plastic punk, piece loving hippy and briefcase carrying business man in its way with out discrimination.  The Buffets have nothing to prove, they care for nothing and want nothing.  They are a snarling, frantic beast that could only have ever lived a short life. The entire purpose of their existence being to record these fourteen drum heavy fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll punk songs, then after a solitary live performance they crawled off to die alone in the dark, damp, piss and vomit stained ally from which they were born, leaving only this album as their legacy but what a legacy to leave. This is Saucy Jack.

Misty Waters

Troubled Mind

Just 15

Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Two New Uploads To My Youtube Channel

EP 4 - Robothood Process: From their album -  lingua Franca 1 

Pierre Louvet - Micro Magnon: From the album Karate K 1 

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Some more summer dates for Lambhuna

30th April - Pickled In The Paddock festival

1st July - Beathurder festival

23rd July - Cockrock festival

14th Aug - Beckfest festival

Go Folk Yourself

first mix in a while its a folk mix with snippets of 60s LSD testing interviews and the god of psychedelic and mind expanding philosophy Dr Timothy Leary over layed. If you dont like folk...... GO FOLK YOURSELF! your missing out

Ten Mix Tapes You Need

Ten mix tapes you need in your life. In no particular order:

1) DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist - Brainfreeze

Recorded live from two practice sessions in preparation for a forthcoming tour: DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist mix, scratch & blend rarer than hens teeth heavy funk & soul gems like you have never heard before. Originally released and sold in extremely limited numbers on said tour, then bootlegged in to a worldwide sensation.

2) David Holmes - Come Get It I Got It

A call to arms from Mr Holmes. Psych, Jazz, Funk & Soul mixed in with songs from Holmes's own outfit The Free Association.

3) Sasha & John Digweed - Northern Exposure

A mix that at the time almost single handedly changed my musical life. 

4) Andy Smith (Portishead) - Radio One Essential Mix 23/04/1995

An amazing Essential Mix from Portishead DJ Andy Smith. Funk, Soul, Pschedelics and Trip Hop are the order of the day. Download it (and other Andy Smith mixes) free from here:

5) DJ Yoda - How To Cut & Patse 1930's Edition

That crazy mutha Yoda has gone berserk chopping, mixing and scratching classic blues, jazz & swing from the 30's & 40's with hip hop, drum & bass and dubstep from the last few years with amazing effect!!

6) Andy Votel - Music To Watch Girls Cry

The first in a series of mixes from Andy that showcase bizzare and beautiful psych, soundtracks, library, folk & anatolian rock from the last 40 years.

7) Larry Levan - Live At The Paradise Garage 1979

Recorded live in 1979, the legend that is Larry Levan's Paradise garage. Need I say more? Club culture was pretty much born here!

8) Graeme Park - Hacienda Classics (given away in limited numbers with Pete Tongs essential selection 1998)

Classic house tunes that rocked Madchesters most legendary club.

9) Cherrystones - Crawl Back To Mine

A fine selection of psychedelica, glam, garage & proto punk released in very limited numbers from London's Cherrystones.

10)  DJ Spinna - Strange Games & Things

70's Jazz-funk & soul mixed and scratched to perfection.

Paul Parrish - English Sparrow

New upload to my youtube channel