Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Various Artists - Crispy Nuggets (Vol. 1)

Well, there's really no rhyme or reason to this. It's just something I felt like doing. As you might have guessed, it's not an official release. Did the name give it away? I wasn't after any sort of cohesive structure or even smooth transition from track to track. Some of these bands are extremely obscure, and some of them I just really like. Either way, I think you'll dig it. I can't say whether the "Crispy Nuggets" series will continue or not, but I named it Vol. 1 in the event that I'm once again inspired to do this. I pulled a lot out of the UK for this, a few sprinkled in from various parts of Europe, and a few from North America. Do give it a try, and if I ever meant it before - enjoy!

Track List:

01 - All The Madmen - Living Is A Nightmare
02 - Mixed Feelings - Another Place (Like Home)
03 - Red Shift - This Is The Worst (Of Love)
04 - Incubated Sounds - Anne's Death
05 - Art Fact - Building
06 - Laugh Clown Laugh - Feel So Young
07 - Young Things West - Trans-Europa
08 - Negatives In Colour - Love Amongst The Buildings
09 - The Short Wave Mystery - Special Girl
10 - Tres - Break Your Body Down
11 - Games - Green Brigade
12 - Clair Instant - Le Bleu Des Choses
13 - Pas De Deux - Cardiocleptomanie
14 - Monty Cantsin - Blood & Gold
15 - Candide - Dreamers Never Talk


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42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulation. The best Synth compilation hear since a long time. Quickly, the vol 2

PS : I believe one day find a complete ripp of the band see in this compil on your blog.

Julia said...

I Love You.

Isaoinaba73e3 said...

Pas De Deux usually are good, but this particular piece always was my favourite. Cleptomaniacs unite!

bX-59cppw said...

..."Quickly, the vol 2" -> i second this request! :-)

Hopefully it will also act as an example,regarding how future re-issues from labels will be alike...

Anonymous said...

Incredible

amazing

I have no words...

I love you too :)

soundmill said...
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soundmill said...

Indeed, this is one fantastic compilation.

Do you by any chance have the Clair Instant LP?

thanks
soundmill

Branko said...

Thanks!

oldskool said...

Some great tracks here, others are too "soft" or radio-friendly for my taste. In any case thank you for sharing this! Where is this Short Wave Mystery track from? Cannot find any info.

Vanilla Face said...

It's an unreleased track by the band. Look for it on a re-release LP on Dark Entries. There will be plenty of other amazing tracks, not to be missed!

TymexPyres said...

You've inspired me to put up some of my compilations soon....:)

Anonymous said...

Feel so young = BEST SYNTH-WAVE TRACK I'VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME

This compilation is a huge success.

frankie teardrop said...

Definitely agreed about Pas De Deux. Their record is great
but this one is easily their best.

Great idea, man! You may have inspired me to do something similar- too many loose gems to be had!

Anonymous said...

Definitely checking this out. Thanks for once again sharing so many great tracks. Expect nothing but the best from this compilation here.

Samuel said...

After listening, this is exactly what i expected, an amazing compilation of wonderful tracks. My favorite as of right now has to be Tres - Break Your Body Down. Any info? Does this record exist? Would love to somehow get this one day. Thanks! and of course, keep up the good work friend. Volume 2 soon?

Vanilla Face said...

The only release Tres ever had was the 7" I posted a bit earlier. "Break Your Body Down" is an unreleased demo. Arguably my favorite from a fairly large series of demos. They're not at all easy to come by, and for now, I'm going to keep it that way. I'm hoping that someone will be able to contact the band and re-release their stuff on LP.

Stanislav said...

Tres is the greatest!!! Thank a lot! All the best from Moscow!!!

Vanilla Face said...

Update: Ignore my previous comment about Short Wave Mystery being re-released on Dark Entries. Apparently a guy from the band is going to do it himself with a more modern sound... or something. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

thanks forthe music.Saludosfrom patagonia

Anonymous said...

Hi - I was in All the Madmen back in 1980 - its great that stuff we did is still out there and being "dug" thanx guys . Where did you find it?
Regards

Neale

Vanilla Face said...

Hello Neale,

Please contact me here:
crispynuggetsblog@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Spasibo

Anonymous said...

I have allready got all of the shortwave demos and such they were going to release. They aren't bad at all, but if they go and modernize them, well....they will probably only make money with the name.

Dawn Davenport said...

Look, you're famous.

Paul Jones said...

just found your blog! AMAZING!!!! thank you for posting this stuff! love love love it

Anonymous said...

does laugh clown laugh have any other songs? cant seem to find any info on them... its a shame cuz "feel so young" is my new favorite song.

Ognjen Djurovic said...

Any info 4 Mixed Feelings, haven't find anything about them. Tnx!

Stu McPoo said...

Thanks, this is marvellous. Looking forward to a v2 if there is one. Some of this stuff is incredibly obscure, it's fantastic.

Any chance of a little bit more info, years of release, if they were released on anything at the time, that sort of thing? No worries if not - you've done enough!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Can't wait to hear it! Great blog!

Anonymous said...

HOLY FUCK. I LOVE YOU. I'LL LICK YOUR DICK FOR VOL 2 ALREADY DAMN IT.

STILLBIRTH

Matt O said...

awesome. its great to have a compilation of this sorta stuff. thanks!

Anonymous said...

I just noticed that this compilation had a track by 'All the madmen'. It was funny all the controversy that the re-lease of their record has caused. Every-one is mad at the guy for re-leasing the records via E-bay, but like a friend of mine said,'They will buy it anyways, and thank him afterwards for screwing them out of the money.' I buy music for listenability, not collecting. And on that note, I have listened to the samples of the band, and wouldn't give them maybe ten bucks for it. Iam sure though, that dude will sell every copy,make bucu bucks, and show the minimal $ynth collectors how silly some of them are. Not all of them of course, many(you included Crispy) are cool people who share their treasures with the world. Others, I believe, wish to clutch them in their cold dead hands when they go into the grave.


-SpectralMaulus

Avant@Heart! said...

"you're trying so hard just to feel so young."
Brilliant! thank you kindly.

Neale said...

The All the Madmen LP is not a re-release .We would not have had the balls to release something recorded onto a cassette !
Regards - Neale (All the Madmen)

Jacques cochise said...

Yeah!!!This blog is very hight level quality!!!!!

Candide said...

Really nice compilations, and it's really fun to see my old band Candide contributing.

starry said...

The last track is easily the best for me, good melody. Apparently a Swedish group from 87.

sean cooper said...

hey...

i just stumbled on this...my name is Sean Cooper

i was in the band Mixed Feelings (track 2) and wrote Another Place (Like Home) as an angsty 14 year old back in 1982...bit of background...we were from Basildon, same town as Depeche Mode (same school even!) and we were 15 when we recorded it, no midi, no sequncers, all by hand...originally appeared on "Dream Sequence" compilation....very odd to see it pop up 30 odd years later :) email me : coopa1@xtra.co.nz

laughclownlaugh said...

Hi Dominic O'Brien from LAUGH CLOWN LAUGH
Amazing after all these year. Thank you. We saved our dole to record this. We used a Korg MS20 & a Sequential Circuits Pro 1 & hired a Linn Drum. We came from Frome in Somerset to a recording studio somewhere in South London and recorded Feel So young on the 1st September 1983. We have put on you tube a song from a live recording in my parents living room recorded on a cassette recorder: Aquarium(life in a tank)by Laugh Clown Laugh. Happy listening.

Vanilla Face said...

Hi Dominic, thanks for the info! Can you please contact me here:

crispynuggetsblog@gmail.com

Thanks!

claudio said...

Hi Crispynuggets! There is no chance to re-upload this fantastic compilation? Thanks and congratulations for your great blog!
Claudio from Italy

Rainyclou Olspn said...

Speak to Sean Cooper lives in New Zealand now he's on Facebook. ..he's the writer.... hope that helps... Lorraine O x