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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Beautiful Noise Documentary Update!

From the Kickstarter website:


We crossed the funding goal with 3 days to go thanks to every one of you awesome backers! Thank you so much, you have made this project a reality, after 8 years of hard work and dedication this movie is going to be released!

But wait, there's more! We still need your involvement. When coming up with our goal we calculated the minimum amount we needed to get the film released. Now that we have made it to that amount, we could definitely use more funds to pay for additional songs, footage, for post production sweetening and manufacturing costs that will enhance the final film.

So stay tuned and stay involved. Only 3 days left to be a part of this campaign. Please keep spreading the word: http://kck.st/RX9lFK


Eric, Sarah & the 'Beautiful Noise' team.

This is great news! Can't wait to see it.

I also stumbled upon this Fantastic compilation yesterday and thought I'd share it with you. It is a nice companion piece to my Shoegaze Primer: Obscure Shoegaze Vol. 1 Complied by Ursula 1000

Track list:

"Love Sick" by Fury Things (Cheree Records 1990)
"Shy Me" by Nature Things (Action Records 1991)
"Change You Leaving" by Feral (Lust Recordings 1991)
"Mirrored" by Drop (Chapter 22 1991)
"Slyde" by Blair 1523 (Wilde Club Records 1992)
"Sunriser" by That Uncertain Feeling (Dead Dead Good 1991)
"Something Sonic" by Beautiful Happiness (Cheree 1990)
"Who's" by The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa (Ecstasy Release 1991)
"Ride" by The Lavender Faction (Lust Recordings 1990)
"Need To Be" by Headtime (Cherry Red 1991)
"Saints & Razors" by Aenone (kokopop 1993)
"Jealousy Comes To The Rescue" by Flood (Quarry 1991)
"Space Ship" by The Suncharms (Wilde Club Records 1991)
"Give Her Tomorrow" by The Waiting Sound (Engergy-Vent 1990)
"Sugar I Swear" by Whipping Boy (Cheree 1990)

If you download it from SoundCloud, it is just one big mp3 (nearly and hour long). I'll be honest, I'd never heard any of these songs before I downloaded it. In fact, the only artist that I was familiar, was Flood-- and I only know him due to his production credits. Don't let that discourage you from giving this a listen, there is not a weak track in the bunch!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Beautiful Noise - Shoegaze Documentary Needs Your Help!

Hey Folks,

First of all, I'm aware that Mediafire has taken down some of my public links. I will upload the Christmas Redux series some time this week. I'm not sure if MF has taken down any of my other links, if so I'm not sure what I'm going to do. We shall see. As far as I know, the Divshare links are still okay-- if not, let me know, thanks.

I do have a new compilation for you today. I was not planning this, but I thought I would do my part to help spread the word about a great new Shoegaze documentary that desperately needs our help. Please watch the trailer below:

If you are fan of Shoegaze (or guitar) music at all, please consider making a donation. More info here: Beautiful Noise Documentary. There's a little less than a week to go, and those DVD's would make great stocking stuffers!

In the meantime, feel free to download my 20-track Shoegaze primer. Not sure if all the artists I've used are featured in the film, but I feel like this is a pretty good representation of the British Shoegaze scene of the late 80's/early 90's. Happy listening!

Beautiful Noise: A Shoegaze Primer

01. 14 Iced Bears, "Inside"
02. Lush, "Stray"
03. The Jesus & Mary Chain, "The Hardest Walk"
04. The Telescopes, "Flying"
05. Ride, "Like a Daydream"
06. Flying Saucer Attack, "Past"
07. My Bloody Valentine, "(When you Wake) You're Still in a Dream"
08. House of Love, "Christine"
09. Kitchens of Distinction, "Quick as Rainbows"
10. Cocteau Twins, "Sugar Hiccup"
11. Catherine Wheel, "Crank"
12. Slowdive, "Alison"
13. Swervedriver, "Blowin' Cool"
14. The Boo Radleys, "I Hang Suspended"
15. Curve, "Superblaster"
16. Chapterhouse, "Breather"
17. The Verve, "Gravity Grave"
18. Spacemanen 3, "Take Me To the Other Side"
19. Bleach, "Trip & Slide"
20. Pale Saints, "Sight of You"

Total Time: 1:13:42

Download it here: Beautiful Noise: A Shoegaze Primerd

[Please note that if you download the compilation, the track listing will not be in the order I listed above. I did not take the time to sequence this comp. Instead, I just placed the tracks in order from shortest to longest.]

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hey Folks, kicking off the Yuletide Season a little early this year at Burn and Shine! I've already seen an increase in traffic for some of my older Christmas posts, so I think most of you are ready for some new Holiday tunes. In case you happen to be finding this blog for the first time and would like more Christmas Compilations just click HERE to find the other six volumes in my Christmas Redux Series. See you around the turn of the new year for my best of 2012 compilation-- that is, if the Mayans were wrong . . .

Happy listening!

Christmas Redux Seven

01. Charles Brown, "Please Come Home For Christmas"
02. Strawberry Whiplash, "Santa Needs a Holiday"
03. The Spongetones, "Christmas Boy"
04. Grenadine, "Jingle Bells"
05. The Old 97's, "Here It Is Christmas"
06. The Pristeens, "Christmas is a Time For Giving"
07. Martin Newell, "Christmas in Suburbia"
08. She & Him, "Christmas Day"
09. Lazy Cowgirls, "Sock It To Me Santa"
10. Everything But the Girl, "25th December"
11. The Next Door Neighbors,"Letters To Santa (From Four Real Girls)"
12. The Recital, "Hey Mr. Christmas, Why the Long Face?"
13. Don Kriss, "Jingle Bell Rock"
14. The Catskills, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
15. Green Day, "Christmas Day"
16. Coconut Records, "It's Christmas"
17. Eux Autres, "Teenage Christmas"
18. Dada, "My Baby Fell For Old St. Nick"
19. Lee Rogers, "You Won't Have To Wait Till Christmas"
20. Guster, "Tiny Tree Christmas"
21. Liz Phair, "Winter Wonderland"
22. Stiff Little Fingers, "White Christmas"
23. The Magnetic Fields, "Everything is One Big Christmas Tree"
24. Redd Kross, "Super Sunny Christmas"
25. Comet Gain, "Asleep on the Snow"

Total Time: 1:10:52

Download it here: Christmas Redux Seven

Saturday, November 3, 2012


We've made it to November, which means we get to celebrate some songs that are a quarter of a century old here at Burn and Shine. This is the fourth such compilation that I've shared, and if you are interested in the others click on these links: 1986, 1985 and 1984.

Not much to say about 1987, but I will mention that the brilliant comedy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, came out that year and it is far and away the greatest Thanksgiving movie ever. Be sure and watch it again some time this month.

Lots of jangle on here for those of you so inclined.

Happy listening!


01. Sex Clark Five, “I Want You Mine”
02. Material Issue, “She’s Goin’ Through My Head”
03. Scrawl, “Standing Around”
04. The Jesus & Mary Chain, “About You”
05. Paul Kelly, “Before the Old Man Died
06. They Might Be Giants, “Don’t Let’s Start” (Single Version)
07. Big Dipper, “She’s Fetching”
08. Pastels, “Crawl Babies”
09. Dumptruck, “Going Nowhere”
10. U2, “Sweetest Thing”
11. American Music Club, “Outside This Bar”
12. The Stems, “For Always”
13. Julian Cope, “Saint Julian”
14. Flying Color, “Dear Friend”
15. The Blue Aeroplanes, “Bury Your Love Like Treasure”
16. The Fastbacks, “K Street”
17. The Chills, “House With 100 Rooms”
18. Young Fresh Fellows, “Get Outta My Cave”
19. The Stone Roses, “Sally Cinnamon”
20. Will & the Bushmen, “Bus Stop”
21. Concrete Blonde, “Still In Hollywood”
22. Able Tasmans, “Sour Queen”
23. X, “4th of July”
24. Blue Rodeo, “5 Will Get You Six”
25. Spacemen 3, “Walkin’ With Jesus”

Total Time: 1:19:43

Download it here: 1987

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween Time Again!

Hey Folks, it's that time of year again. As some of you know, I kicked off this blog with a Halloween compilation back in 2008, so I've been blogging for five years now. Not sure how much longer I'll keep going, but I'm pretty sure I had no idea back in '08 that I'd still be doing this in 2012. Please keep checking in here-- especially over the next three months, as I will be posting more Burn and Shine comps.

As for this year's volume of Candy Apples & Razor Blades, I think it's a peach. Book ended by two versions of Daniel Johnston's haunting "Devil Town" I hope you'll enjoy it.

Happy Listening!

Candy Apples & Razor Blades, Vol. 5

01. Daniel Johnston, "Devil Town"
02. The Screamers, "...122 Hours of Fear"
03. Feist, "Graveyard"
04. Chug, "Witches"
05. Toy Love, "Death Rehearsal"
06. Slaughter & the Dogs, "Victims of the Vampire"
07. Black Francis, "Ghost Coming"
08. P.F. Sloan, "Halloween Mary"
09. The Afghan Whigs, "Big Top Halloween"
10. The Almighty Defenders, "The Ghost With the Most"
11. Mötley Crüe, "Shout at the Devil"
12. The Fartz, "Children of the Grave"
13. The Raveonettes, "Apparations"
14. The Suicide Commandos, "Monster Au-Go-Go"
15. The Bats, "Free All the Monsters"
16. The Adverts, "Back From the Dead"
17. Geza X & the Mommymen, "Funky Monsters"
18. The Undead, "I Want You Dead"
19. The Clash, "City of the Dead"
20. Misfits, "Horror Business"
21. Roky Erickson, "I Think Up Demons"
22. Last Word, "Sleepy Hollow"
23. The Flaming Lips, "Halloween on the Barbary Coast"
24. The Sonics, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"
25. Bright Eyes, "Devil Town"

Download it here: Candy Apples & Razor Blades, Vol. 5

Monday, September 17, 2012

Back Again! (Barbara Manning 101)

Hey Folks,

Well I've been on a lengthy hiatus, but that doesn't mean this blog is dead. I'm still having computer issues, so posting compilations here has been low on the priority list. I plan on resuming my normal Fall/Winter schedule, with Vol. 5 in the Candy Apples & Razor Blades series in October, a 1987 comp in November, Christmas Redux Vol. 7 in December and, of course, a best of 2012 playlist in January-- so please stay tuned!

As for today, I've been on a huge Barbara Manning kick. Since it seems that she is not quite as well known as she should be, I thought I'd put together a Barbara Manning primer. If you are a fan of her work, then please help me spread the word by inviting your friends to download this comp! If you are unfamiliar with BM, then you are in for a treat. This comp concentrates on the beginning of her career, 1985-1997. Featuring her work with the legendary 28th Day, World of Pooh, SF Seals, and her solo stuff.

I found a great article online from a few years ago via the San Francisco Chronicle that gives a great overview of her career. If you'd like to find out more about Manning, please click on that handy link.

Here's the Compilation, pretty much in chronological order. Happy Listening!

Barbara Manning 101: 1985-1997

01. "This Train", 28th Day
02. "Stones of Judgement", 28th Day
03. "Somewhere Soon", World of Pooh
04. "Someone Wants You Dead", Wold of Pooh
05. "Scissors", Barbara Manning
06. "Breathe Lies", Barbara Manning
07. "Every Pretty Girl", Barbara Manning
08. "Straw Man", Barbara Manning
09. "Sympathy Wreath", Barbara Manning
10. "Don't Let It Bring You Down", Barbara Manning
11. "B4 We Go Under", Barbara Manning
12. "Doc Ellis", SF Seals
13. "Joed Out, Barbara Manning
14. "My 1st Gun", Barbara Manning
15. "Optimism is Its Own Reward", Barbara Manning
16. "Back Again", SF Seals
17. "Day 12", SF Seals
18. "Winter Song", SF Seals
19. "Locked Out", SF Seals
20. "Bold Letters", SF Seals
21. "Pulp", SF Seals
22. "San Diego Zoo", the 6ths
23. "Blood of Feeling", Barbara Manning
24. "Stain of the Sun", Barbara Manning
25. "Isn't Lovely Lovely", Barbara Manning

Download it here: Barbara Manning 101: 1985-1997

By the way, probably the best known/loved song by 28th Day is "25 Pills". I decided to leave it off this compilation, because Manning is featured as a the back-up singer. Still, it's great, and if you haven't heard it, check out the youtube clip below:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

God Save The Clean! Excerpts 1990-2009

Hey folks, I'm on a bit of a mission of late. It seems that even among my biggest music geek friends, very few are aware of the wealth of great music that came from New Zealand starting in the late 70's and continuing to this day.

One of the most important of these acts were The Clean from Dunedin. Nine years ago, Merge Records put out an amazing two-disc compilatition simply titled Anthology. Not only is this collection essential, it is very much still in print and readily available. I urge you to head over to the Merge Records Online Store and pick up a copy-- you won't be sorry.

Below, I have put together a 25-song companion disc, which culls tracks from The Clean's five albums since 1990. The Anthology I mentioned above, covers the first three of these albums, but I tried to avoid overlap (there is one track on both).

The Clean are playing a handful of dates here in the U.S. this Spring:

30 Los Angeles CA The Echo
2 Austin TX Chaos in Tejas - Club De Ville
4 Allston MA Brighton Music Hall w/ Times New Viking
5 New York NY Le Poisson Rouge w/ Times New Viking
6 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's w/ Times New Viking
7 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Times New Viking
8 Chapel HillLocal 506 w/ Times New Viking

I'll be at the Chapel Hill show!

Happy listening.

Excerpts from The Clean: 1990-2009

01. Bye Bye
02. Dunes
03. Home
04. Getting To You
05. Starting Point
06. Outside the Cage
07. 2 Reasons
08. Something I Need
09. Different World
10. Champagne and Misery
11. Changing Your Head
12. Happy Lil Fella
13. Rope
14. Valley Cab
15. Stars
16. Crazy
17. Golden Crown
18. E Motel
19. Poor Boy
20. Complications
21. Loog
22. Are You Really on Drugs
23. In the Dreamlife U Need a Rubber Soul
24. Factory Man
25. Asleep in the Tunnel

Total Time: 1:13:27

Download it here: Excerpts From The Clean: 1990-2009

Under Repair.

Hey folks,

Just wanted to let you know that this is not an abandoned blog. I have been having issues with my laptop. This morning it suddenly sprang to life. I've gotten several emails and comments regarding dead megaupload links. I am in the process of fixing those. Just this morning I put up new links for the first three Halloween comps, 1984, Tennessee Power Pop, the first three Rebellious Jukebox comps, and Power Pop Explosion #3 and #4. Not sure how many more are dead, so if you run across one that isn't working let me know. Thanks!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

American Jangle Pop.

Hello folks,

Long time since I posted a compilation. A few things have happened since Christmas that have kept me from blogging. First of all, the response to my end of year compilation has been off the charts! I can't remember another non-Power Pop compilation getting downloaded as much as this one has. I didn't want to step on that particular compilation's momentum. Second, the death of Megaupload had me worried for awhile there. Some of my previous comps were uploaded to that site, so if you are looking for those, just let me know and I will reup. Third, my laptop is finally showing it's age. Doing these comps is pretty time consuming, and it's even worse when the laptop is acting up. Which means, my Mega-Celebration of 1977 may have to be put on hold for awhile. Not sure anyone cared anyway as I got exactly zero comments regarding that particular series.

So what's this new comp all about? I recently stumbled upon two long lost (to me) gems via youtube, both from around 1990. First, was my favorite song by Better Than Ezra from their first, cassette-only release. Second, was a song by a Newport, Rhode Island band called the Philtres. With the help of a great new-to-me blog, I Hate the 90s, I was able to get the Better Than Ezra song (and the entire cassette!). As for the Philtres' track, well, I emailed the person who upped their video on Youtube and got a quick and polite response as well as a nifty little mp3 of their, should've been a hit, "Friday"! Even got permission from Pat Cottrell (who penned the song) to share it here. Those two songs instantly take me back to 1990.

At the time Jangle Pop seemed to be getting its due. Little did I know that this was really the last gasp for these kinds of bands. Many of the artists I've used to represent this era had better, more important records earlier in their career, but that is not the point. I loved all these songs then, and now.

Happy Listening!

The Last Gasp: American Jangle Pop 1988-1992

01. House of Freaks, “The Righteous Will Fall” [1989]
02. Yo La Tengo, “Yellow Sarong” [1990]
03. Better Than Ezra, “Hold Me Down” [1990]
04. The Smithereens, “Yesterday Girl” [1989]
05. The Connells, “Upside Down” [1989]
06. The Blake Babies, “Out There” [1990]
07. Dramarama, “It’s Still Warm” [1989]
08. The Feelies, “It’s Only Life” [1988]
09. Toad the Wet Sprocket, “Way Away” [1989]
10. Richard Barone, “Where the Truth Lies” [1990]
11. Big Dipper, “Another Life” [1990]
12. The Replacements, “Achin’ To Be” [1989]
13. Camper Van Beethoven, “Sweethearts” [1989]
14. Smokin’ Dave & the Premo Dopes, “Every Summer” [1989]
15. The Lemonheads, “Half the Time” [1990]
16. Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey, “Angels” [1991]
17. Drivin’n’Cryin’, “House For Sale” [1989]
18. The Sidewinders, “Witchdoctor” [1989]
19. Taoist Cowboys, “Falling Up” [1992]
20. R.E.M., “Texarkana” [1991]
21. Guadalcanal Diary, “Look Up!” [1989]
22. The Philtres, “Friday” [1989]
23. Will and the Bushmen, “Book of Love” [1989]
24. The Windbreakers, “The Girl From Washington” [1991]

Total Time: 1:19:22

Download it here: The Last Gasp: American Jangle Pop 1988-92

One of my awesome readers, Old Softball Dude, has provided some cool artwork for this one. Check it:

Download the artwork here: American Jangle Pop Artwork