We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.

Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.

Stay tuned !

Saturday, March 29, 2008



Wishbone Ash is surely one of the most underrated bands in Rock and Classic-Rock history. Too rock to be pop, not enough for Rock addicts, they never made their place into the musical landscape business. Pioneer in the twin guitar land, they were one of the biggest influence to that point for band such as Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy. Although the heaviest part of their magnificient work belongs in their first 3 albums, the band made gorgeous songs on almost every album (except in the 80s). The best "Best Of Widhbone Ash" should have filled in 3 CDs, but I had to cut it down to 2 CDs... So sad for the forgotten tracks. If you ask for more, I may make an effort to do a follow up to this compilation...

My Wishbone Ash TOP 3 :
1. Argus (1972)
2. Pilgrimage (1971)
3. Just Testing (1980)

My Wishbone Ash BOTTOM 3 :
1. Raw The Bone (1985)
2. Twin Barrels Burning (1982)
3. Strange Affair (1987)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008



After Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep and Iron Maiden, we continue our little journey in Metalland with Metallica. Does this band really need an introduction? Does one of the creators of thrash metal, one of the biggest selling metal acts ever to ever walk the earth needs to be portrayed? I have a too big opinion of those visiting Baistophe to even think about it!
So, here's for those who, astonishingly, missed a few chapters or, simply, want a good little compilation to stop wondering which of the band's tunes are "classics" or those who are too lazy to make their own; here's to all of those fellas... Fuel My Fire!
I deliberately chose not to exclude any official album from the band's career even though my opinion of their latest, St. Anger, is (euphemism) quite low...
And now, it's for you to enjoy a band that definitly marked metal history of its big, fat and greasy footprint!

CD 1
1. Motorbreath 3:08

2. The Four Horsemen 7:13
3. Seek & Destroy 6:56
4. For Whom The Bell Tolls 5:11

5. Fade To Black 6:55
6. The Call Of Ktulu 8:55
7. Master Of Puppets 8:38
8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 6:30
9. Orion 8:29
10. Blackened 6:42
11. One 7:26

CD 2
1. Harvester Of Sorrow 5:43
2. Enter Sandman 5:32
3. Holier Than Thou 3:48
4. The Unforgiven 6:27
5. Nothing Else Matters 6:29
6. The House Jack Built 6:39

7. Until It Sleeps 4:28
8. King Nothing 5:30
9. Hero Of The Day 4:22
10.Fuel 4:30
11. The Memory Remains 4:39
12.Low Man's Lyric 7:37

13. Frantic 5:50
14. St. Anger 7:21

As with Iron Maiden, the duration of the songs and the server's capacity made me put lower-quality samples than the downloadable MP3's.
KILL 'EM ALL (1983)
ST.ANGER (2003)
RELOAD (1997)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008



Formed in 1982, scottish band Primal Scream performed throughout 1982-1984, but their career didn't especially take off until Gillespie left his position as drummer of The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band were a key part of the mid-1980s indie pop scene, but eventually moved away from their more jangly sound, taking on more psychedelic and then garage rock influences, before incorporating a dance music element to their sound. Their 1991 album Screamadelica broke the band into the mainstream. Despite multiple lineup changes, the band has remained commercially successful and continues to tour and record to this day. (source : Wiki)

1. So Sad About Us (The Who cover)
2. Gimme Gimme Teenage Head
3. Kill The King
4. Movin' On Up
5. Come Together
6. Loaded
7. Jailbird
8. Call On Me
9. Give Out But Don't Give Up
10. Kill All Hippies
11. Blood Money
12. Swastika Eyes (Chemical Brothers mix)
13. Deep Hit Of Morning Sun
14. Some Velvet Morning
15. Get Duffy
16. Kowalski
17. Stuka
18. Suicide Sally & Johnny Guitar
19. Little Death
20. Boogie Disease

My Primal Scream TOP 3 :
1. XTRMNTR (2000)
2. Give Out But Don't Give Up (1994)
3. Screamadelica (1991)

Saturday, March 22, 2008



Do I really have to introduce Iron Maiden? One, if the not THE, most influencial and referential band in the whole metal history? I don't think so...Suffice to say that this compilation's purpose is to display how much greatness that band possesses and introduce older Iron Maiden to younger metalheads...This is not a best of, this is MY best of... A selection of 30 songs and about 2 and a half hours of heavy metal at its greatest! ENJOY!

CD 1
1. Sanctuary
2. Remember Tomorrow
3. Phantom Of The Opera
4. Iron Maiden
5. Running Free
6. Wrathchild
7. Killers
8. Prodigal Son

9. Children Of The Damned
10. The Number Of The Beast
11. Hallowed Be Thy Name
12. Flight Of Icarus
13. The Trooper
14. Revelations
15. To Tame A Land

1. Aces High
2. Powerslave
3. Wasted Years

4. Can I Play With Madness
5. The Evil That Men Do
6. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
7. Be Quick Or Be Dead
8. From Here To Eternity
9. Wasting Love
10. Fear Of The Dark
11. Man On The Edge
12. Como Estais Amigos
13. The Wicker Man
14. Blood Brothers
15. Journeyman

Due to server limitations, the samples are of a lower quality than the downloadable MP3s.
KILLERS (1981)

Friday, March 21, 2008



At the time of their 1990 debut, the kind of rock & roll the Black Crowes specialize in was out of style. Only Guns N' Roses came close to approximating a vintage Stones-style raunch, but they were too angry and jagged to pull it off completely. The Black Crowes replicated that Stonesy swagger and Faces boogie perfectly. Vocalist Chris Robinson appropriated the sound and style of vintage Rod Stewart while guitarist Rich Robinson fused Keith Richards' lean attack with Ron Wood's messy rhythmic sense. At their best, the Black Crowes echo classic rock without slavishly imitating their influences. For their last album issue, I suggest to give an ear to the 18 years that made them the best revival band in the 90s... Unfortunately, 2 CDs were maybe a bit too much for a 7 CDs carreer. So I had to switch the album "Live At The Greek" ... so, if you want it, I just can advise you to click here. (source : AMG)

1. Hard To Handle (Otis Redding cover)
2. Thick'n'Thin
3. Remedy
4. Thorn In My Pride
5. Sometimes Salvation
6. Gone
7. Tied Up And Swallowed
8. Nebakanezer
9. How Much For Your Wings
10. Mellow Down Easy
11. Kickin' My Heart Around
12. Horsehead
13. Addiction
14. Lickin'
15. Come On
16. Soul Singing

17. Lucy In The Sky With Diamond
18. Evergreen
19. Wounded Bird

My Black Crowes TOP 3 :
1. Lions (2001)
2. Live At The Greek
3. Southern Harmony And Musical Companions (1992)


Some Kind Of Stranger

The Sisters of Mercy are an English gothic rock band that formed in 1980. After achieving early underground fame in UK, the band had their commercial breakthrough in mid-1980s and sustained it until the early 1990s, when they stopped releasing new recorded output as a strike against their record company. Currently, the band is kept alive as a touring outfit only. The band's symbol was inspired by a common illustration in Anatomy textbooks, namely that illustrating the anterior and posterior triangles of the neck. Specifically, it was noticed by Andrew Eldritch in the early medical student's bible Gray's Anatomy.

The group has released three original studio albums, of which the last was released in 1990. Each album was recorded by a different line-up; singer and songwriter Andrew Eldritch and the drum machines called Doktor Avalanche are the only points of continuity among the line-ups. Eldritch and Avalanche were also involved in The Sisterhood, a side-project connected with Eldritch's dispute with former members.

The group ceased recording activity in 1994, when they went on strike against their record company Time Warner, which they accused of withholding royalties and being incompetent. Although Time Warner eventually let the band go in 1997, they have not signed to another label, and have chosen not to go the independent label route, despite showcasing numerous new songs in their live sets.

Since 1985, when the other original members left, The Sisters of Mercy has become the artistic vehicle of Andrew Eldritch. Ex-members of the group established the bands Ghost Dance and The Mission.

1 - Alice
2 - Walk Away
3 - Marian (Version)
4 - Amphetamine Logic
5 - Nine While Nine
6 - Some kind Of Stranger
7 - Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones cover)
8 - Bury Me Deep
9 - Dominion/Mother Russia
10 - Lucretia My Reflection
11 - 1959
12 - Driven Like the Snow
13 - Ribbons
14 - When You Don't See Me
15 - I Was Wrong

Tuesday, March 18, 2008



Brezhoneg' Raok means "Breton language first". This track name sums up very well Stivell's aim beside his music. This Brittany native musician had so long suffered from french exclusion of the breton culture. Indeed, until the end of the 70s, man couldn't have the right to speak or even teach breton language. Breton vague began early in the 70s when freedom of speech was to evolve throughout the planet. But in France, this freedom of speech had such difficulties that no one could expect anything to go further... Alan Stivell was one of the strongest heads of the liberation of breton culture and made his job so well that things moved rapidly... even if nowadays breton is no yet a official teached language.
Alan Stivell's talent was to be the first to mix any culture. Although his first 2 albums were pure traditional music, his notoriety arised with his Olympia concert LP in 1972. There he brang all together traditonal celtic music with rock music. His major influences at that time were for the celtic side of his culture : Glenmorr and the Goadec Sisters ; for the rock side, the Moody Blues and King Crimson. This last influence is the most felt on his 1973 album 'Chemin De Terre', his best work ever whose most tracks will be available here. After this great awareness to the breton culture, Stivell made different albums from purely traditional ('Treman Inis') to Exclusively experimental ('Raok Dilestra') with some albums made uniquely for his favourite instrument : the celtic harp.
1. Reflets
2. Son Ar Chistr
3. Suite Irlandaise
4. Eliz Iza Gaeltacht
5. Port An Deorai
6. An Alarc'h
7. Pop Plinn
8. Tri Martolod
9. Suite Sudarmoricaine
10. Suzy Mac Guire
11. Ian Morrison Reel
12. She Moved Through The Fair
13. Maro Ma Mestrez
14. Brezhoneg' Raok
15. An Hani A Garan
16. Kimiad

17. Dans Fisel
18. Oye Vie
19. Délivrance
20. Pachpi Kozh Pachpi New
21. Laridenn
22. Bal Ha Dans Plinn
23. Stok Ouzh An Enez
1. Rouantelezh Vreizh
2. The Union Pact
3. Emsawadegou
4. 20th Century, part 1
5. 20th Century, part 2
6. Plinn - Slogan
7. A Nighean Dubh
8. Divodan
9. Gouel Hollvedel, part 1
10. Q Celts Fiesta
11. Si Javais 1000 Ans : Barns
12. Dans Fanch Mitt
13. Camaalot (Hymn I)
14. The Foggy Dew (w/ Shane McGowan)
15. Brian Boru (Radio Edit)
16. Let The Plinn
17. Land Of My Fathers
18. La Mémoire De L'Humain (w/ the Goadec Sisters)
19. Rock Harp
20. Harpe Atlantique / La Route De L'Etain
21. Té (Beyond Words)

My Stivell TOP 3 :
1. Chemins De Terre (1973)
2. Raok Dilestra / Before Landing (1978)
3. Brian Boru (1995)

My Stivell BOTTOM 3 :
1. The Mist Of Avalon (1991)
2. Telenn Gektiek (1960-1964)
3. 1 Douar


Talking On Radio, pt. 1

Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, electronics), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar, synthesisers) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion). Radiohead have released seven albums and have sold over 23 million records over their career.

Radiohead released their first single, "Creep", in 1992, and their debut album, Pablo Honey, in 1993. Though initially unsuccessful, "Creep" was a worldwide hit when reissued a year later. Radiohead's popularity in the United Kingdom increased with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). The band's textured guitar atmospheres and Yorke's falsetto singing were warmly received by critics and fans. With the release of OK Computer (1997), Radiohead were propelled to greater fame worldwide. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer has often been acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s.

The release of Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) saw Radiohead reach their peak popularity, although the albums divided critical opinion. This period marked a change in Radiohead's musical style, with their incorporation of experimental electronic music, Krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), Radiohead's sixth album, blended styles from throughout the band's career, mixing guitar-driven rock, electronic influences and contemporary lyrics. Radiohead subsequently left their record label, EMI, and released their seventh album, In Rainbows (2007), through their own website as a digital download for which customers selected their own price.

Many thanks to David for selecting the songs for this compilation.

CD 1
01. Everything In Its Right Place
02. Creep
03. Paranoid Android
04. Reckoner
05. My Iron Lung
06. Knives Out
07. Nude
08. The Trickster
09. You
10. Videotape
11. You and Whose Army
12. The Bends
13. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
14. The National Anthem
15. Life in a Glass House
16. Talk Show Host
17. Exit Music (For a Film)
18. All I Need

CD 2
01. 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.)
02. Idioteque
03. Morning Bell
04. There There. (The Boney King of Nowhere.)
05. Climbing Up the Walls
06. Anyone Can Play Guitar
07. Black Star
08. Sail to the Moon. (Brush the Cobwebs out of the Sky.)
09. Pyramid Song
10. Pop Is Dead
11. Lucky
12. Go Slowly
13. 15 step
14. I Will. (No man's Land.)
15. Let Down
16. Fake Plastic Trees
17. No Surprises
18. Last Flowers
19. You Never Wash Up After Yourself
20. How I made my millions

Friday, March 14, 2008



Well, I guess everything's in the title...Here's a selection of feel-good songs, songs that make your heart beat and your booty groove. As the title mentions, this is the "pop" edition so you can expect more of this kind! Enjoy!

CD 1

1. Queen "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon"
2. Butterfly Ball "Love Is All"
3. The Beach Boys "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
4. The Lovin' Spoonful "Summer In The City"
5. Slade "Kill 'Em At The Hot Club Tonite"

6. The Kinks "Sunny Afternoon"
7. David Lee Roth "I'm Easy"
8. Aerosmith "Big Ten Inch Record"
9. The Beatles "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
10. Blur "Country House"
11. Madness "Our House"
12. Saga "Humble Stance"
13. The Cars "You Might Think"
14. Jimmy Eat World "The Middle"
15. Ben Folds "Rockin' The Suburbs"
16. Marillion "Rich"
17. R.E.M. "Shiny Happy People"
18. Del Amitri "Roll To Me"
19. Onelinedrawing "Smile"

20. Rigolus "Envie De Toi"


1. An Pierlé "(Il est 5 heures) Paris s'éveille"
2. Nina Hagen Band "African Reggae'
3. The Dead 60's "Riot Radio"
4. Cornu "J'ai besoin de tes mains"
5. Fiona Apple "Fast As You Can"
6. Katerine "Je vous emmerde"
7. Richard Gotainer "Primitif"

8. Outkast "Hey Ya!"
9. Pain Of Salvation "Disco Queen"
10. Helena Noguerra "Minimum"
11. Jean-Louis Murat "L'amour et les Etats-Unis"
12.The George Baker Selection "Little Green Bag"
13. Bruce Springsteen "Ricky Want A Man Of Her Own"
14. Echobelly "Great Things"
15. Blind Guardian "Surfin' USA"
16. Jacques Higelin "Tête en l'air"

17. Stealer's Wheel "Stuck In The Middle With You"
18. Van Halen "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)"
19. Pat Boone "Smoke On The Water"

Thursday, March 13, 2008


One of the biggest highlights at Woodstock's '69 Festival, I'm Going Home is a song from Ten Years After. At that moment, only three albums were issued by the band but weren't much succesful... By the way, the Woodstock festival made Ten Years After big stars. While the songs before were a bit old fashioned, the new ones on the three following albums (Ssssh, Cricklewood Green and Watt) feature the best work ever done by the band.
TYA's music is a kind of Rock'n'Roll revival mixed with classic blues. The two first LPs (mostly Undead, 1968) also sounds very like Jazz. But as it was used at that period, many bands fell rapidly in the new Hard Rock era. Ten Years After was one of those bands that couldn't drop their love of "good ol' Rock'n'Roll"... That's maybe why their albums didn't sell as much as Deep Purple's or Led Zeppelin's ...
Because of that lack of big success, internal tensions began between Alvin Lee and the other members (Ric Lee, Leo Lyons, Chick Churchill) and TYA finally disbanded in 1973.
After many years of separation, TYA shortly reunited as the classical line-up in 1983 (for the Reading festival) and in 1989 for a new LP which didn't sold much...
As Alvin Lee and his monumental pride definitely quit the band, the other members finally waited 2002 before recruiting new young member Joe Goock (born 1977 !!) to continue the adventure.
Some may say that the new TYA, called "Ten Years After Now" is nothing without Alvin Lee. My opinion (as humble as it may be) is that Joe Gooch fits the better Alvin's place.

1. Help Me
2. Summertime / Chantung Cabbage
3. The Sounds
4. Portable People
5. Hear Me Calling
note : switch the TMP extension file by the right one
6. No Title
7. I'm Going Home
8. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
9. I Don't Know That You Don't Know My Name
10. Working On The Road

11. As The Sun Still Burns Away
12. Love Like A Man
13. She Lies In The Morning
CD2 :
1. Sweet Little Sixteen
2. One Of Thes Days
3. I'd Love To Change The World
4. Over The Hill
5. I've Been There Too
6. You Give Me Loving
7. Standing At The Station

8. Choo Choo Mama
9. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
10. Without You
11. I Get All Shook Up
12. A Hundred Miles High
13. Time To Kill

My Ten Years After TOP 3 :
1. Recorded Live (1973)
2. Rock'n'Roll Music To The World (1972)
3. Cricklewood Green (1970)

My Ten Years After BOTTOM 3 :
1. About Time (1989)
2. Positive Vibrations (1973)
3. Stonedhenge (1968)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

LES VRP (ABO #031)


In 1988, it's in the street that Les VRP career starts. Wearing strange disguises (bad quality old fashioned 70's suits and clownesque make-up) when they see them people can't help but stop and look in amazement at such a strange troupe comprising Fabrice, Stéphane, Marc, Gilbert et Gilberd.Their cover of Claude François' Alexandrie Alexandra gets a little success, a success too predictable to the band taste that chooses to focus on their own (funny) songs and release a first album in 1989. Their lyrics reflect their state of mind, rather crazy. No political content, Les VRP are not serious (except maybe about French language with which they love to play with). Les VRP are then absorbed in the rising French alternative rock scene (Mano Negra, Wampas, Satellites, etc…) and end up working with other bands from this scene on some of their songs (Stellamentable with the belgian duet Sttellla, La misère des voix vulgaires with Gina et les Pires, Sidney with the Babylon Fighters). the year 1990 sees the release of their 2nd album. Les VRP play in the famous concert hall L'Olympia and then go traveling with their one of a kind show in Europe, Japan, Canada or Senegal. Their success is growqing fast, most of their concerts are sold out and they play in many festival sharing the bill with more serious but equally successfull acts such as Mano Negra or Noir Désir.Their third and final album is Vacances Prolongées (Prolounged Holidays released in 1992) and tells what the band has decided to do : split up at the peak of their fame! They decide to do so by fear of becoming another gimmick band and not having fun doing so. In 1993, playing at the Zenith in Montpellier, they say their farewell in a concert at the end of which their throw their instruments into the audience. They never came back since.

Two acoustic guitars are the only classical instruments Les VRP used. The other are all made up of various objects : contre-bassine for Stéphane (broom stick, rope and a plastic bucket make a sort of double bass), a brush to wash dishes, a suitcase, some spoons for the percussionist Marc, a toy piano for Gilbert and a little more whenever needed (cans, etc...).Their music is quite hard to define, it mixes classic French chanson with humour both on musical an lyrical sides of it.Above all, Les VRP were a live band though they often said being even more at ease in small bars or even on the street. They loved to improvise, play with the audience, etc... Each concert was a new experience for the band and those watching it. Nevertheless, I hpe this compilation will remain an enjoyable experience (even more if you understand French).
1. Le camp d'entrainement 2:34
2. Le roi de la route 4:47
3. Le nain 0:54

4. Mardi Gras 2:54
5. Les livres de fesse 1:48
6. Alexandrie Alexandra 5:28
7. Les auréoles 2:03
8. Ramon Perez 3:22
9. Macramé les doigts 3:11
10. Ta soeur 3:21
11. La picardie 2:39
12. Léo 3:43

13. Bartek 2:56
14. Tout pour le fric 3:59
15. Aujourd'hui c'est dimanche 2:34
16. Mémère 2:22
17. Ma vache a grossi 3:36
18. Salope 3:08

Tuesday, March 11, 2008



One of the numerous band struggling to catch on the 80's hair metal fame, Saigon Kick gains a few pointers for originality. Kind of a King's X cousin band, they add lots of pop influences in their music creating a rather refreshing sound while never forgetting metal is all about "heaviness". Lead by guitarist/songwriter Jason Bieler and vocalist Matt Kramer on their successful first two albums, the band turned into a trio when their singer called it quits to be replaced by none other than their own guitarist, Jason. Their sound, then, became even poppier but the band failed to reach the sales of his first two outfits. After a final album (Bastards, 1999) of a lower quality, Saigon Kick disbanded never to return. Here's the best of 4 high quality albums (the first four, as you might have guessed) that are still proof of Saigon Kick's huge talent. Get it now!

1. What You Say 3:49
2. Colors 3:43
3. My Life 4:46
4. Come Take Me Now 4:37
5. Feel The Same Way 2:43
6. God Of 42nd Street 4:00
7. Chanel 2:46

8. Love Is On The Way 4:24
9. Sleep (instrumental) 1:01
10. Water 4:59
11. I Love You 3:39
12. On And On 3:27
13. Sentimental Girl 2:36

14. When You Were Mine 3:58
15. Reprise 1:43
16. Eden 5:02
17. Spanish Rain 5:03
18. Victoria 4:23
19. Edgar 3:14

Monday, March 10, 2008



(The David Byron Years)

Uriah Heep are an English rock band, formed in December 1969 when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, a band signed to his own Bronze Records label.
Sometimes jokingly referred to as "The Beach Boys of heavy metal" for their melodic songs, and trademark multi-part harmony backing vocals, although their music draws on diverse influences including: progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal, jazz and even country on occasion. As one of the first bands to fuse progressive with metal, they are a precursor to the progressive metal genre.
In spite of their huge popularity in Britain and continental Europe, Uriah Heep were never able to break into the American market in a big way, with the exception of three hit songs, "Easy Livin' " from the 1972 album Demons and Wizards, "Sweet Lorraine" from the 1972 album The Magician's Birthday (a top ten album in Australia), and "Stealin' " from the 1973 release Sweet Freedom. The band released several commercially successful albums in the 1970s, including the seminal Uriah Heep Live (1973), but their audience declined by the 1980s, to the point where they became essentially a cult band in the US and UK. Uriah Heep maintain a significant following in Germany, the Netherlands, the Scandinavian Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Japan and Russia, where they still per
form at tadium-sized venues. (source: Wikipedia)


1.Gypsy (edit)

2.Come Away Melinda
3.Wake Up (Set Your Sights)
4.The Park
5.Lady In Black
7.Look At Yourself (edit)
8.July Morning
9.Tears In My Eyes
10.Traveler In Time

11.Easy Livin'
12.Poet's Justice
13.Circle Of Hands

CD 2

1.Spider Woman
2.Blind Eye
4.Sweet Lorraine
5.The Magician's Birthday

7.Sweet Freedom
11.Return To Fantasy
12.Beautiful Dream
13.Weep In Silence
14.You Can't Keep A Good Band Down