September 21, 2022

Sunshine, Rainbows & Popsicle Farts 2: More Gems from the '60s & '70s

Continuing with popsicle farts, lol. Lots of favs in this mix. My favorites? Hmm, Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers' 1968's "Does Your Mama Know About Me" is a big fav. Thomas Chong (yep, Cheech & Chong fame) was not only a member, but also the co-writer. The Doobie Brothers' "Neal's Fandango" is another big fav. The Lemon Dips' "Unpack Your Bags" another big fav. They're all good. Enjoy!

Note (Nov 5/23): Revised. I replaced a few tracks (now all @320) and fixed a few tags.

September 17, 2022

Sunshine, Rainbows & Popsicle Farts! '60s & '70s Unsung Gems!

 Sunshine, Rainbows & Popsicle Farts: Unsung Gems from the '60s & '70s

Huh? Popsicle Farts?!? Just a play on words. It also means that (maybe) a track or three may not all be sunshine-y and rainbow-y. Otherwise, as the title implies - unsung gems. Track #7 received a lot of Canadian AM (radio) airplay throughout the years. Enjoy!

September 15, 2022

SHAG Metal! Crazy Nites

 SHAG Metal! Crazy Nites

Welcome to volume 2, or 4. For the explanation of "SHAG," see this post  - The condensed story of SHAG Metal or SHAG Rock. Enjoy!

September 9, 2022

SHAG Rock! Volume 1 (or 3, read on...)

 SHAG Rock! Set the Night on Rock 'n' Roll

The condensed story of SHAG Metal or SHAG Rock

Back in the late 80s or early 90s, I've seen a film named "Shag: The Movie." I don't recall much of the film now (if any of it) but the title must've stuck in my subconscious. Years later while creating my zillionth cdr compilation, the music was all hair and heavy metal, some hard rock, and AOR (Album or Arena-Oriented Rock). Hmmm I thought, wondering what to call all those styles into one. A-HA! I went for an acronym and once put together, "S" (Sleeze Rock/Metal), "H" (Hair or Heavy Metal), "A" (AOR), and "G" (Glam Metal/Rock) = SHAG Metal, or SHAG Rock. It's interchangeable because I mix both rock and metal in the mixes. And that's the story.

As usual, the songs in all the SHAG comps are melody-licious, according to me!

NOTE: The comps are not named volume 1, 2, etc. Although this is the first comp with the SHAG title, it's not the first created. The first two were released under different titles. At the time, I didn't want to bother using my personal "SHAG" titles. You can find the first two volumes here:

The Hard Rock/Hair Metal/AOR Years: Unsung Melodylicious!

The Hard Rock/Hair Metal/AOR Years: Luxuriant Power Ballads!

- a couple of tracks from the latter also appear in this volume.

September 6, 2022

Awesome Downtime 12 - Possibly the Best So Far

 Awesome Downtime 12: Skylights

This one is soooo good. Several big-time favorites (tracks 4, 6, 10, 13). I worked on the track sequence a little longer than usual. Enjoy!

September 4, 2022

Garage Rockers 1965-69 (Rare Gems from the Gravel Pit 5)

 Rare Gems from the Gravel Pit 5: Rear Rockin' 60s

Rare garage rockers from 1965 to 1969. Tracks 3, 11, & 15 are probably my top favs from the bunch, but they're all good. Enjoy!