We're thrilled to have our NYC debut with Miriam and Nobody's Babies at the BOWERY ELECTRIC with superstar action on both ends- the early-start evening begins with doors at 6:30 and John Cooper Clarke hitting the stage 7 PM, Miriam and the gang at 8 PM, and Cheetah Chrome at 9 PM with Mad Juanas capping off a wild night indeed at 10 PM!
FRIDAY SEPT. 12 BOWERY ELECTRIC! When Sam and Miriam finished recording the tracks for the NOBODY'S BABY album, they did not figure on blasting through those songs onstage. Then came Diane Gentile of the Bowery Electric-- better known as the Sybil Burton of the 21st century-- asking if they would play her club featuring the songs from NOBODY'S BABY. Being as the album was recorded with Sam on all instruments and Miriam on the vocals, it took a fine tooth comb to pull together a combo that could cut el moutarde. Come hear and meet Nobody's Babies on Friday night at their NYC debut at 8 PM, right between John Cooper Clark (7 PM) and Cheetah Chrome (9 PM)! Pick up the record HERE!
BROOKLYN VEGAN SAYS! Click the Vegan link- Bowery Electric show info vids and tons scoops about this Friday's blast, plus news about Nobody's Babies opening for the Muffs at the Bell House-- that info is coming soon...
KRIS NEEDS SPEAKS! When SHINDIG (UK) writer Kris Needs said he dug the album, we felt glad all over!
SHEILA B. DIGS NOBODY'S BABY!
CHA-CHA-CHARMING INTERVIEW! Sheila B, like Diane G at Bowery Electric and Glynis Ward at Crayons To Perfume were the first people to go ape over NOBODY'S BABY-- THANK YOU LADIES!!!
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THE WIRE (UK) DIGS "BABY" - BYRON COLEY AT THE WHEEL!
DAN FERGUSON CLICKS BABY AS A HIT PICK!
Nobody's Baby teeshirt is here!
SRIN's DAN FERGUSON SAYS…
The recently departed Gerry Goffin would be flippin’ in his grave if he could give a whiff to the solo debut from A-Bones drummer Miriam Linna. The Brill Building sound comes alive on this 12-track outing of 1960s-styled, ear-pleasing girl pop & roll. As Ms. Linna herself describes, “This album is a collection of personal favorites from the mid-sixties (primarily) featuring unheralded, broody monsters from bubbling-unders (and overs) - we even recorded an original heart-buster which we hope you dig the most. Somewhere along the line, a gust of wind took off with my last name and I became a one-name person, like Cher. Or Rasputin, for that matter.” What began as Miriam cutting a single track with studio ace Sam Elwitt soon after took on a life of its own resulting in the foot-longer called Nobody’s Baby. So here we have Miriam dipping into the catalogues of a wide ranging collection of cool cats from Gene Clark (“So You Say You Lost Your Baby”) to Neil Young (“There Goes My Babe”) to Tim Buckley (“It Happens Every Time”) to the Ramones (“Questioningly”) to Bobby Darin (“Not For Me”) and delivering pure ear candy in the process. The album features Miriam on all vocals with Elwitt handling just about all the instruments. It has this writer hoping there will be more from where this came from.
MIRIAM IS A "CRAYONS TO PERFUME GIRL" AND LUVVING IT!
CRAYONS TO PERFUME 'S GLYNIS WARD SPEAKS! WFMU'S Ichiban columnist, DJ Glynis Ward digs NOBODY'S BABY! Thank you to top dolls Glynis and Ichiban's excitable and exciting hostess Debbie D!
HOWARD THOMPSON GOES ALL OUT FOR NOBODY'S BABY!
Photo: Jacob Blickenstaff
NOBODY'S BABY hits #1 this week at WPKN with DJ Howard Thompsoncalling the shots! Last time this happened the Rolling Stones got a call from Ed Sullivan. Or something like that! 'Twas the Wylde Scot LINDSAY HUTTON of NEXT BIG THING fame who heaped H.T. and everyone within a 40 kilometer radius of wherever he roamed to ED-397 (a/k/a NOBODY'S BABY). Thank you Lindsay and thank you Howard!
Sunday night brings in the 40th Anniversary of the Ramones first show on the Bowery-- at (where else) the BOWERY ELECTRIC, located just a few steps from where the boys first blew our gourds at CBGB's. Diane Gentile has added Miriam and Sam to the tribute, performing "QUESTIONINGLY" FROM THE NOBODY'S BABY album. Hope to see you here- all proceeds toLOVE HOPE STRENGTH!
(Norton 396) Lost Treasures From The Vaults Volume Four
Our fourth excursion into the early career of the legendary Kim Fowley rounds up 16 rare productions, compositions and performances first issued on independent Southern California labels. From the crazed vocal hi-jinx of the pre-Rivingtons Crenshaws to the sultry doo-wop of Yolanda and the Naturals to the Zappa-esque lunacy of Vito and the Hands, each and every track bears the unique Fowley stamp!
CRENSHAWS Moonlight In Vermont/ NEWMARKS Goody-Goody Gum Drop/ RANGERS Justine/ YOLANDA AND THE NATURALS My Memories Of You/ JACK B. NIMBLE AND THE QUICKS Like Keyed/ FOUR AFTER FIVES Hello Schoolteacher!/ MEMORIES Little Bitty Girl/ BLUE BELLS Atlantis/ RANGERS Reputation/ ALTHEA AND THE MEMORIES In This Whole Wide World/ RANGERS Mogul Monster/ FALLING ANGELS She’s Mine, All Mine/ KIM FOWLEY Pop Art ‘66/ VITO AND THE HANDS Vito And The Hands/ BELFAST GYPSIES People Let’s Freak Out/ BILL WOODS Story Of Susie
(45-1702) Double 45 gatefold set! Raw 1960 Detroit guitar instrumentals from the Clix and Bel-Mar labels-- super tuff to find rare sides! Deluxe photo-filled gatefold package with extensive liner notes by Mike Hurtt make this a must-have! Two brutal records with brutal sound!
RAY AGEE - I'M LOSING AGAIN (SOUL TOWN) Super rare tough R&B/soul belter!
DUSTY BROWN - WELL YOU KNOW (BANDERA) Raw blues guitar/harp stomper!
JAMES BROWN - CHONNIE ON CHON (FEDERAL) Amazing Little Richard style romper!
RUTH BROWN - I WANT TO DO MORE (ATLANTIC) Rockin' double decker! Two on one!
CLEARWATER - DUCK WALK (USA) Killer Chicago Diddley-esque blaster!
HAYES COTTON - BLACK WINGS HAVE MY ANGEL (RESIST) "Satan in high heels" - tuff!
PHIL FLOWERS - THE DANCES (SWAY) Incredible R&B dance howler! Crazed guitar!
LIL GRAY - ARE YOU FOOLING? (JERMA) Rockin' soul/blues with great guitar!
JOHN GREER - BOTTLE UP AND GO (GROOVE) Raw booze belter!
SLIM HARPO - LITTLE QUEEN BEE (EXCELLO) Thumping swamp blues bopper!
HOWLIN WOLF - SMOKE STACK LIGHTNING (CHESS) All time classic! Fantastic!
SONNY JACKSON - MY BABE (SUE) Blazing guitar ripper! Great version!
TONI JORDAN - THE BEND (DANAE) Drunken ,mambo chant b/w blues killer!
LULA REED AND FREDDY KING - YOU CAN'T HIDE (FEDERAL) Sharp R&B rocker!
LAZY LESTER - I'M A LOVER, NOT A FIGHTER (EXCELLO) All time blues monster!
LITTLE WALKIN WILLIE - GOTTA GOTTA GET CHA (JAGUAR) Insane jump blues!
LOVERS - SECURITY (CHECKER) Tarheel Slim! Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle on flip!
NATHANIEL MAYER - I WANT LOVE AND AFFECTION (NOT THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION) (FORTUNE) Powerful James Brown style rocker! Nay Dog at his best!
VINCE MONROE - GIVE IT UP (EXCELLO) Ballsyhonker! Cool!
IKE TURNER - SHE MADE MY BLOOD RUN COLD (FEDERAL) Killer R&B creeper!
UTOPIANS - DUTCH TREAT (IMPERIAL) Wicked mad Mike Monster! FANTASTIC!
GARY "SPIDER" WEBB - THE CAVE (BAMBOO) Solid spooky rocker! Fantastic!
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When Canada comes calling, the rubber meets the road and the Norton Caravan Of Stars hits the highway!
This Norton triple threat will blaze through club dates at Montreal's fabulous Le Belmont in the heart of the old city's beefcake district, also at Toronto's legendary Horseshoe Tavern, and at the esteemed Festival De Musique Emergente in the glorious north country destination city of Rouyen-Noranda, Quebec!
Canadian superstars the Ding-Dongs are scheduled to play host to label mates Daddy Long Legs, who will be bringing their blues wailing sounds to Canada for the first time, and debuting upfront and center will be the Blonde Bomber herself, Miriam of A-Bones and Cramps fame, who steps out from behind the drums to wail with Nobody's Babies, headed up by monster producer Sam Elwitt. MC'ing will be none other than Norton prexie Billy Miller! Catch the blasts at any -- or all-- of these sensational soirees during our own devilish triangle trek along our northern neighbor's highways and byways! Join us during our whirlwind Canadian tour!
TRIPLE-ACTION NORTON WAX TRIATHLON BLASTEROO -- May 31… three new albums debut in person in ACTION at a Saturday nite stomp to SAVOR! Come dig the sounds after the WFMU record fair! Enjoy the killer taco truck delectables in Union Pool's posh courtyard…. sample an exciting array of beverages… and…. dance! shout! KNOCK YOURSELF OUT!
• LIVE • ON STAGE • UNHINGED • ON THE LOOSE •
DADDY LONG LEGS 11 PM
NEW LP BLOOD FROM A STONE
Insane new Norton footlong from the world's wildest blues stomping' trio - all hopped up from their Euro-tour!
THE A-BONES 10 PM
NEW LP EARS WIDE SHUT A-Bones recorded live in the studio Superb Owl weekend- frantic never sounded so flammable… or inflammable! Special guest will be The Great Gaylord!
MIRIAM 9 PM
NEW LP NOBODY'S BABY
Trap titan is lured to the fore by big shot studio brass and things happen- but can they cut it live? Producer mogul Sam Elwitt and combo provide the push!
Tune in to wfmu.org on Thursday May 29 - 10 PM EST for a preview of NOBODY'S BABY on the Dave The Spazz show as Dave The Spazz grills Sam and Miriam about the making of the album! Yes, the stars will be stopping in at the station as they begin the hard climb to the toppermost of the poppermost, starting with a big record release live debut at Union Pool with the A-Bones and Daddy Long Legs.
TOP DJS TIL 4 AM
AVI SPIVAK AND PHAST PHREDDIE Double duty wax attacks from the dedicated followers of forty fivedom!
ADVANCE COPIES OF ALL NEW WAX WILL BE AVAILABLE AT UNION POOL ALONG WITH ASSORTED BAND STUFF!
Stay tuned for more developments!
DOORS AT 8 PM
COME EARLY - STAY LATE!
Union Pool serves libations.. for those with gyrations!
Taco truck on premises. Clean restrooms. Wooden dance floor. Outdoor smoking patio. E-Z access to all airports.