The newest fusion effort to reach Aarchon Records, The Fins offer a scorching metal
sound mixed with 1950’s style teen angst lyrics. “ I heard it, and I don’t believe
it.” Devil or Angel (Coming Soon)
Kingston was a great singer who made some terrible decisions concerning subject matter.
This was especially true of her 22-minute disco release, The Black Death (Spanish
Galleon Mix). Currently Unavailable
What started as a punk band in the late 70’s became a popular fusion of raw energy
and early analog electronic sounds (The Dogs Moved In). “We’re more popular than
we ought to be”, stated lead singer Rollo Satin. In the pipeline for re-issue soon.
What the Finger Saw was the Charred Glands only album release - they were explicit
before anyone knew what explicit was. And by today’s standards they are still absolutely
disgusting. Permanently Unavailable
Attempting to capitalize on 60’s psychedelia, EE, as they were known, produced more
babble than imagery and their debut album, Chastity Banana Fire was their only release.
The Stink Men
The Stink Men had a popular classic 60’s sound, but a disastrous appearance on national
TV made them one-hit wonders. Band members began brawling with host Lance “Boss Man”
Stringer on the live TV set (reportedly over some lyric changes) while performing
Crawl Out of My Heart. Currently Unavailable
The Royal Flush
The Royal Flush captured the British Invasion sound very well and their Introducing...
debut album offered a number of snappy singles. Unfortunately, their band name became
fodder for too much ridicule and they disbanded after only one album. Currently Unavailable
With limited instrumentation, Raymond Johnson debuted with the 78 rpm single You
Bought Me a Rug b/w I Need a New Trunk. Currently Unavailable
Stoney Blackheart Mead
As Aarchon Records’ first blues act, Mead was obsessed with his dog, Muscle Boy.
His most popular effort, I Blame It on You, hit the charts as one of his many R&B
releases on Aarchon. Currently Unavailable
Although his songs (such as Sand in My Heart) became popular in their own right,
his lack of stage presence (and questionable grooming habits) made Rocky’s live performance
career very short. Currently Unavailable
A typical act for the times, the “all-girl” group, The Tinsells, provided audiences
with tender, tear-jerking little numbers. One of their more obscure releases, Love
Plate, was used in the 1950’s movie My Friend in Hygiene. Currently Unavailable
Transitioning into the fifties, this 8-member pre-rock vocal group offered unchallenging
mainstream mucis with off-color lyrics such as those found on their biggest single
When I’m a’Fishin’. Currently Unavailable
For Entertainment Purposes Only
. . . back when the neon fabric of sound was just wooly . . .
Some people might say that a call-in talk show on CD is a crazy idea. And they would
be right. Hours and hours of anger and outrage - discontinued after 31 volumes. Permanently