Monday, November 21, 2011

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume Sixteen











Here is Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 16.

This volume is based entirely upon the track listing for a tape called FLAMEOUT ON THE RANCHO GRANDE. It has become apparent over the years of making these compilations that Lux used to make mix tapes and then title them with a combination of the song titles on the tape (i.e. FORBIDDEN CITY DOGFOOD etc).

This track listing was fascinating in that 99 percent of the tracks were from the easy listening/exotica/incredibly strange music vein. Lux and Ivy talked about this genre quite a bit in the in the Incredibly Strange Music interview, and some of the previous volumes have touched upon this genre, but here you get a complete over dose! This is a nearly vocal-less compilation filled with castanets, mutated harmonicas, wild steel guitar, accordions, a few kaiju themes, some wild jungle drumming, and I think there's a theremin in there somewhere.

This is the first volume taken largely from LP's, so do some digging. Pick up some the LP's these songs were taken from. There will be hours of listening enjoyment ahead (for those of you with brave ears).

The two stand out artists for me are Leo Diamond and Joe Maize. I was somewhat familiar with Leo Diamond from the Skin Diver's Suite LP , but that didn't prepare me for the awesomeness of the couple of tracks that can be heard here. Both tracks are taken from the LP, EXCITING SOUNDS FROM ROMANTIC PLACES. The harmonica sounds he comes up with are wild. Speaking of wild, say hello to Joe Maize! This guy is an amazing steel guitar player. The sounds he gets on some of these tracks are jaw dropping. I highly recommend the LP, PRESENTING JOE MAIZE AND HIS CORDSMEN on Decca. I guess their live shows were a mix of comedy routines and music. If you find the LP and see the cover, you'll get an idea of what their live show must have been like.

A Huge thank you goes out to Hiroshi Sekiguchi for sending me the track listing so I could put this together. And of course, a huge thank you to Adam Fitch for his continuing contributions to the look of the series. Also, thanks to Paul Goff for sending me beauty dragster.

All this wouldn't fit on one CD, there are 2 "sides".

Enjoy

Side_One (link fixed)
Side_Two

If you downloaded before 9:00 PM EST, please download again, you are missing some artwork.

30 comments:

  1. Thanks for the hard work! hazmania

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    as of 11/21 9:20pm

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  3. Thank you very much, one can never get enough of this stuff!

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  4. Thank you for doing all of this work. I am listening to it now. I always wondered about this aspect of Lux's collection. I remember his comments in ReSearch.

    The work you have done has created an alternate legacy to the Cramps own body of work or expanded it. It has given me a lot of pleasure.

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  5. It'll be a Thanks frickin Lux n Ivy Givin' this year. All thanks given to Kogar. No turkeys to be seen nor heard

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  6. Yes, thanks very much for all of your hard work. I enjoy and look forward to these comps.

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  7. not so sure about an "alternate legacy" but thanks just the same...

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  8. Always appreciate yr hard work & amazing attention to detail! This is a great series and I look forward to more (I hope!!!)

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  9. This vol 16 of LAIF is awsome, covers included.
    It would be a great to have them on vinyl - I mean officially, I know (and share) your point of view about bootlegs.

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  10. thanks a lot!!! so the tracks are in exactly the same order than on the tape?

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  11. Thanks a lot, your work is much appreciated!
    -MLP

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  12. The Freakin' Ghost of Xmas Past!November 24, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    Wifout a bout, the most freakin' Bombilicious! aMEN and all them wimmens too!

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  13. patrick; you know that most of these ARE on vinyl already! (the originals).

    anonymous; there was two ways i could have possibly sequenced these tracks. but to the best of my knowlege, this is the way they appeared on the tape. there's no real way of knowing unless that actual tape shows up somewhere....

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  14. After reading the Incredibly Strange Music interview, this was one of the two sides that I think remained uncovered by the LAIF compilations, so I cannot wait to listen. Thank you very much.

    Of course, the other side uncovered is when they are talking about instrumental rockabilly b-sides that none was ever supposed to listen..

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  15. Thanks for all your hard work. This looks great!

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    1. Wow, you're a dick and you have no idea what you are talking about!

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    2. 10 cts? which store? i wanna go!
      olaf jens

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  17. thanks for the work you do on your blog. thanks for media share. sorry mediafire.

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  18. Super psyched. Thanks.

    -- Snatzo

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  19. awesome job, kogar! thanks!
    olaf

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  20. what ablum was used for the cover of volume 16 side one? i believe its the one ivy is holding in a picture of her and lux in a room full of their records.

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  21. Is this the latest one then? Thank you so much for uploading these gems.

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  22. I love these comps! Thanks for your hard work! Side two of Vol. 16 is kaput. Any chance of a re-up? Cheers.

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  23. I too would really appreciate a re-up of side 2. Pretty please? xx

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  24. Please re-upload Vol. 13 - 16. Mediafire refuses the download; "This file has been identified as a copyright protected work and cannot be distributed"

    Thank you in advance!!

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  25. Side Two
    permission denied please upload on another file sharing server
    mediafire recognized one or more of your mp3s as copyright material and blocked download

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