Friday, March 11, 2016

TRUCKSTOP'S 2016 SXSW SCHEDULE!!



TRUCKSTOP'S 2016 SXSW SCHEDULE!!








Pic by MIKE FICKEL!




as always, as much for your sanity as mine, here is the list of my SXSW appearances this year! hope to see you all somewheres.....




SUNDAY 3/13/16
     MONKEYSHINES kicks off the action at the AQUARIUM on 6th street at 5PM!


 LUNCH BUDDY SXSW SHOWS




WEDNESDAY  3/16/16









The HICKOIDS headline an allstar lineup featuring CHURCHWOOD, CUNTO, the BEAUMONTS and more in tribute to CLARENCE REID aka BLOWFLY!!


COODY GOLD PRESENTS AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO BLOWFLY


Of course might be dropping by the AUSTIN MUSIC HALL OF FAME AWARDS SHOW earlier in the evening, if the bad devil's willing and the creeks do rise..  *wink*





THURSDAY ST. PADDY 3/17/16

MONKEYSHINES wraps up a great night of music at the '04 LOUNGE for the 13th annual WHOOPSIE PARTY!


 13TH ANNUAL WHOOPSIE PARTY SOUTH



But earlier in the evening of course all will be chilling at the official SAUSTEX SHOWCASE!








Don't miss this great show, even if i AINT playing! Hah


SAUSTEX SXSW 2016 SHOWCASE







FRIDAY 3/18/16


NOTHING?? What the fuck. Give me a gig. Or get me drunk. Thanks.






SATURDAY 3/19/16

HICKOIDS at 5PM, headlining the early section of SAUSTEX artists and friends at the '04 LOUNGE, once again for the WHOOPSIE ANNIVERSARY PARTY SOUTH!


13TH ANNUAL WHOOPSIE PARTY SOUTH



And then after that wraps up, will be chilling sho' nuff at this awesome SAUSTEX affiliated show at ABGB!





TEXPOP PRESENTS THE SOUNDS OF SAN ANTONIO





And then finally SXSW 2016 activities wrap up with THE NARCOTX, appearing at DOZEN STREET at 1030PM!  Event as soon as available!






Can't wait to see you somewhere, here is the most recent SAUSTEX newsletter. Other useful links follow! MUCHAS SMOOCHEZ, BEBBEHZ


SAUSTEX 2016 SXSW NEWSLETTER






HICKOIDS

SAUSTEX

MONKEYSHINES

NARCOTX





Cheers!






































Saturday, March 14, 2015

TRUCKSTOP SXSW 2015 schedule!












As always, for my sanity and organization as much for yours. On top of shows with the HICKOIDS, PURPLE STICKPIN, NARCOTX and MONKEYSHINES i will also be sitting in with my friend Steve Phillips' band THE GRAWKS from ATHENS GA whenever possible.







FRIDAY 3/13 HIX & BOS get a head start at RILEYS in NEW BRAUNFELs!




https://www.facebook.com/events/1002553046440888/



SUNDAY 3/15 HIX up north in BEND



















TUESDAY 3/17 MONKEYSHINES gets in a SXSW set on east sixth!




https://www.facebook.com/events/852733518125155/





WEDNESDAY 3/18 PURPLE STICKPIN drops by WHOOPSY earlyish then the HIX close out a great night at the WHITE HORSE



https://www.facebook.com/events/881961215189873/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1034538036575410/







https://www.facebook.com/events/1563356060617951/




THURSDAY 3/19 a day OFF? maybe i'll go try to catch the DAMNED or DANNY FIELDS docs somewhere, then catch this great SAUSTEX showcase..





https://www.facebook.com/events/693671734075611/




FRIDAY 3/20 i'm working in the day, but you'd do wise to catch CHEETAH CHROME downtown, the ROKY ERICKSON ICE CREAM SOCIAL, or this blast of SAUSTEX fun at ABGB which i will be sad to miss. i will BE there with the HIX & THE GRAWKS later that night in SAN MARCOS at the TRIPLE CROWN









https://www.facebook.com/events/718169998296460/


















SATURDAY 3/21 ok here is the PSYCHO day. three HIX sets, three GRAWKS (i might miss one). downtown early, soco dinnertime, SAN ANTONIO at Rock time


HIX outdoors somewhere downtown at 2 for the ROCK FEST. no event yet.


GRAWKS at 4 east 6th





https://www.facebook.com/events/391988274314963/



HIX at the '04 LOUNGE for WHOOPSY 430 with a bunch of other great bands, including the GRAWKS again later

https://www.facebook.com/events/414103918771410/
https://www.facebook.com/whoopsy.austin



Then haul ass to SAN ANTONIO to end the night at the MIX


https://www.facebook.com/themix.sanantonio



SUNDAY 3/22 perhaps an afternoon get together at my place before i wrap up this SXSW with the NARCOTX at the HOLE IN THE WALL!


https://www.facebook.com/HITWaustin




More events will pop up here as they become available. Here are some pertinent links


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hickoids/72187477001
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Saustex-Media---South-By-Southwest-2015--Saustex-Variations-Vol--2--and-more.html?soid=1102037584221&aid=TWidc64LC_M
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saustex/182900891731?fref=nf
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purple-Stickpin/225137937555151
https://myspace.com/ttexedwards/music/songs
https://myspace.com/monkeyshinestomtrusnovic
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monkeyshines/176670462352217
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Narcotx/374872302651043
https://www.facebook.com/grawksband


See ya SOMEWHERES, fuckers.
























Monday, March 2, 2015

THE LEONARD NIMOY/JIMI HENDRIX/MAD MAGAZINE TRIUMVIRATE!





















Which VULCAN ear joke came first? In THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRIBBLES, which first aired December 29 1967, one occurs just after the 35:00 mark:








This excerpt from STAR BLECCH, by MORT DRUCKER & DICK DE BARTOLO, was published in issue #115 of MAD MAGAZINE from December 1967:























JIMI HENDRIX ends his band introductions at WOODSTOCK with ALFRED E. NEUMAN's catchphrase at roughly 1:25:






JIMI:

I SEE THAT WE MEET AGAIN HMMM. YEAH WELL, WELL, WELL. DIG,

DIG, I'D LIKE TO GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT, WE UMMM WE GOT TIRED

OF THE EXPERIENCE, AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE'RE BLOWING

OUR MINDS TOO MUCH, SO WE DECIDED TO CHANGE EVERYTHING AROUND.

AND UH CALL IT 'GYPSY SUNS AND RAINBOWS' FOR SHORT NOTHIN' BUT

A BAND OF GYPSIES. WE HAVE BILLY COX PLAYIN' BASS, AND UM FROM

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE WE HAVE LARRY LEE PLAYIN' GUITAR

OVER THERE, THE OTHER ME.

WE GOT JUMA PLAYIN' CONGOS OVER THERE,

JUMA, AND WE HAVE HEART, ERR UH GRANNYGOOSE,

OH I'M SORRY MITCH MITCHELL ON DRUMS OVER THERE,

AND WE GOT JERRY VELEZ ON CONGOS TOO. YOU GOT YOURS TRULY ON MEAT WHISTLE,

WHAT, ME WORRY?

(SOMEONE IN THE BACKGROUND) 
"JIMI AREYOU HIGH?" 

I HAVE MINE THANK YOU.

I HAVE MINE THANK YOU, BABY.

GIVES US ABOUT A MINUTE AND A HALF TO TUNE UP OK.

LIKE WE ONLY HAD ABOUT TWO REHEARSALS SO A WE'LL ONLY DO A PRIMARY

RHYTHM THING.I MEAN IT'S THE FIRST RAYS OF A NEW RISING SUN ANYWAY,

 SO WE MIGHT AS WELL START FROM THE EARTH,
WHICH IS RHYTHM.







The slowed down STAR TREK-inspired verses for THIRD STONE FROM THE SUN from
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED:






Starfleet to scoutship, please give your position, Over.
I'm in orbit around the third planet from the star called
the sun. Over.
You mean its the earth? Over.
Positive. It is known to have some form of intelligent
species. Over.
I think we should take a look.

Strange beautiful grass of green,
With your majestic silver seas
Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer
May I land my kinky machine

Strange beautiful grass of green,
With your majestic silver seas
Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer
May I land my kinky machine

Although your world wonders me,
With your majestic and superior cackling hen
Your people I do not understand,
So to you I shall put an end
And you'll
Never hear
Surf music again

Secret
Oh, secret





Here it is sped back up, returning JIMI's vocals to their normal speed:




















In this 2012 interview LEONARD NIMOY discusses meeting JIMI HENDRIX, starting at about the 10:00 mark:

















And finally, here is NIMOY's cover of BOBBY HEBB's hit SUNNY, also utilized in the Oct. 1976 #186 MAD MAGAZINE musical parody KEEP ON TREKIN' by MORT DRUCKER and FRANK JACOBS:


















********

 




LLAP






 1931-2015












Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PUNK VS HEAVY METAL! THE RAMONES MEET BLACK SABBATH










Believe it or not, twice in the late 70s the RAMONES were the opening act for BLACK SABBATH. Before securing their status as headliners, the band were likely to accept any pairing, no matter how ill conceived the booking. One of the shows was even billed as PUNK VS HEAVY METAL, and the RAMONES had to halt their performance and flee the stage amidst a shower of debris before completing their opening set.

Astonishingly, audio has turned up of the other performance. Although less unruly, the audience is noticably hostile, especially at the end of PINHEAD and after the completion of the SEARCHERS' ballad NEEDLES & PINS (perhaps they might have skipped this one??) A disgusted JOEY refers to the crowd as 'turkeys' before launching into SURFIN' BIRD.

(The photo is actually from another disastrous gig, opening for AEROSMITH at a festival in Toronto.)




Here is the regrettably incomplete audio:



RAMONES VS BLACK SABBATH








Here is MARKY recalling the shows:


MARKY RAMONE RECALLS RAMONES VS BLACK SABBATH










The band seemed to take the failed crossover performances in stride, and DEEDEE even briefly took to sporting a BLACK SABBATH tshirt (see above). Over time the schism between the exclusive HEAVY METAL and PUNK camps smoothed over, but a vintage photograph used by the OBLIVIANS for the cover of their classic album POPULAR FAVORITES captures the zeitgeist animosity of an older era perfectly...






(Note the fans wearing tshirts similar to DEEDEE's. Ah, those were the days.)






Looking for a photo credit on the DEEDEE pic, if anybody knows, please let me know.



Until then, feel free to check out my track by track RAMONES career overview blog at

RAMONES: HUMMING A SICKENING TUNE


You can follow on FB and tumblr too.






GABBA GABBA HEY








Sunday, January 4, 2015

HICKOIDS 8/17/2012 WHITE HORSE AUSTIN TEXAS





The HICKOIDS performed at the WHITE HORSE in Austin Texas on August 17, 2012. On this occasion some high quality video was shot by RYAN FITZPATRICK, and later compiled with the aid of HIX drummer LANCE FARLEY. It's some of the best live footage shot of the band since i've joined, so i put together all of the youtube links here for my own (and everybody's) cornvenience.

The lineup this particular evening was JEFF SMITH vokes DAVY JONES lead widdilyin' RICE MOOREHEAD bass LANCE FARLEY drums SCOTT LUTZ on keys/extra git and myself TOM TRUSNOVIC on other geetar.

A memorably fun night, glad some of it was captured.




LOCO GRINGOS cover

HICKOIDS FRUIT FLY








YOU KNEE'D ME

HICKOIDS YOU KNEE'D ME








Doing CARL DOUGLAS proud

HICKOIDS CORN FOO FIGHTING








Part 3 of the HEEHAW medley

HICKOIDS BUTTFUCK JUNCTION







BENNIE & THE JETS

HICKOIDS BENNIE & THE JETS







Finally, BACK IN THE TRUCK & DONKEY LADY

HICKOIDS GET BACK IN THE TRUCK/DONKEY LADY









HIX LINX:

HICKOIDS FACEBOOK

HICKOIDS REVERBNATION

SAUSTEX-- HICKOIDS' LABEL HOMESITE















Thursday, January 1, 2015

ROKY ERICKSON & THE RESURRECTIONISTS LIVE!






The folks at TEXAS PSYCHEDELIC ROCK have struck again with the youtube upload of ROKY ERICKSON performing live in New Orleans 1982 with the sadly underrecorded RESURRECTIONISTS. This lineup featured CARL GIESECKE of the NERVEBREAKERS on drums, BRIAN S. CURLEY of LESTER BANG'S DELINQUENTS on bass and JIMMY JONES on lead guitar-- although these recordings feature ROKY taking solos of notable quality with striking frequency. ROKY's vocals are a shade less ferocious than his performance on the previously available BEAUTY & THE BEAST (captured earlier in 1982 with the same lineup), but the recording has good balance and features several tracks not appearing on that release. Two extremely rare cuts, ANGEL and HASN'T ANYONE TOLD YOU are also included.






ROKY & THE RESURRECTIONISTS--TUPELO'S TAVERN







01 Bermuda 0:00
02 Hasn't Anyone Told You ? 03:32
03 Two Headed Dog 06:32
04 Cold Night For Alligators 11:02
05 Mine Mine Mind 15:43
06 White Faces 18:35
07 Don't Shake Me Lucifer 21:28
08 Angel 24:06
09 The Beast 29:16
10 I Walked With A Zombie 38:21
11 Heroin 44:38
12 I Think Of Demons 56:52
13 Bloody Hammer 1:01:50
14 Crazy Crazy Mama 1:10:42
15 Creature With The Atom Brain 1:14:43
16 Starry Eyes 1:19:39
17 Don't Slander Me 1:24:29
18 The Interpreter 1:28:19
19 Stand For The Fire Demon 1:31:16
20 Night Of The Vampire 1:37:38
21 Hasn't Anyone Told You ? 1:45:15
22 You're Gonna Miss Me 1:48:30





Here is a quick jump to the long out of print BEAUTY & THE BEAST on grooveshark. I had a hand in the production of the SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY release, and also wrote the liner note. The astonishing cover art (see top of page) was created by R.K. SLOANE.




ROKY & THE RESURRECTIONISTS-- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST






Although a small amount of material with slightly inferior audio quality was minimally utilized (the cd features performances culled from two nights), I was pleased to be part of documenting such a strong performance of ROKY with one of his most underrated backing bands.

Here is the complete original recording that CD is culled from:


ROKY LIVE AT THE ISLAND














PS!  Another Louisiana RESURRECTIONISTS show has turned up! Lousier audio, but a good performance.

ROKY & THE RESURRECTIONISTS BATON ROUGE 1982








Go here for more cool ROKY materials daily!

DEVIL'S INFINITY CHILDREN: ROKY ERICKSON FANPAGE






Sunday, December 7, 2014

ROKY ERICKSON-- THE EVIL ONE RARITIES!!







The folks over at TEXAS PSYCHEDELIC ROCK have been uploading some rather amazing ROKY ERICKSON archival material to youtube lately. Two different posts have revealed a startling amount of alternate takes and mixes from the EVIL ONE sessions. For convenience this blog will gather these recordings, and also some links to other related items.

With a few major exceptions (WHITE FACES, COLD NIGHT FOR ALLIGATORS) most of these outtakes are not too radically different in their arrangement, but there are MANY great different vocal takes, longer fades, and performance details now audible with different instruments more prominent in the mix. There are also some cool instrumental backing track takes.

2 hours of expanded EVIL ONE. Thanks to the uploaders of this precious motherlode. You can follow TEXAS PSYCHEDELIC ROCK's ROKY- related activities on Facebook here: 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS/ROKY ERICKSON.


Enjoy!





EVIL ONE ALTERNATE MIXES






01 It's a Cold Night for Alligators 0:00
02 Night of the Vampire (alternate mix) 03:14
03 Mine Mine Mind (alternate mix) 07:30
04 If You Have Ghosts (alternate mix) 11:04
05 Stand For The Fire Demon (alternate mix) 15:12
06 Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer) (alternate mix) 21:08
07 I Think Of Demons (alternate take/mix ) 24:30
08 White Faces (alternate mix/doubled vocals) 27:19
09 I Walked with a Zombie (extended alternate mix/alternate backing vocals) 29:55
10 Creature with the Atom Brain (alternate take) 33:13
11 Don't Shake Me Lucifer (alternate take/mix) 37:30
12 The Wind and More (alternate mix) 40:20
13 Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play (alternate mix) 44:24
14 Cold Night For Alligators (alternate mix) 46:59
15 Alien I Creator (alternate take) 51:36





THE EVIL ONE VOCAL TAKES & INSTRUMENTALS






01 It's a Cold Night for Alligators (Take 1) 0:00
02 It's a Cold Night for Alligators (Take 2) 03:14
03 It's a Cold Night for Alligators (Take 3) 06:28
04 If You Have Ghosts (Take 1) 09:41
05 If You Have Ghosts (Take 2) 13:42
06 If You Have Ghosts (Take 3) 17:17
07 The Wind and More (Take 1) 21:21
08 The Wind and More (Take 2) 25:45
09 White Faces (Take 1) 30:07
10 White Faces (Take 2) 32:52
11 White Faces (Take 3) 35:35
12 Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play (Take1) 38:16
13 Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play (Take 2) 40:38
14 Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play (Take 3) 43:14
15 Don't Shake Me Lucifer (Take 1) 45:49
16 Don't Shake Me Lucifer (Take 2) 48:48
17 Stand for the Fire Demon (Instrumental) 51:41
18 The Damned Thing (Instrumental 1) 57:52
19 The Damned Thing (Instrumental 2) 1:03:14
20 Night of the Vampire (Instrumental 1) 1:06:31
21 Night of the Vampire (Instrumental 2) 1:10:54

Musicians: Roky Erickson (vocals & guitar), Duane Aslaksen (guitar), Steven Burgess (bass), Fuzzy Furioso (drums), Andre Lewis (keyboards), Bill Miller (autoharp); Also: Brian Marnell, Scott Matthews, Link Davis Jr. and Stu Cook







Here's the complete original CD.


THE EVIL ONE









Here's a link to ROKY ERICKSON: THE EVILLER ONE, a collection of other versions of the EVIL ONE compositions I compiled for my blog BUNCOMBE SHINOLA:



ROKY ERICKSON: THE EVILLER ONE--AN ALTERNATE CLASSIC








And finally, here is a link to the Facebook fanpage where I post ROKY related materials daily:


DEVIL'S INFINITY CHILDREN: ROKY ERICKSON FANPAGE




Cheers