Highlighting unknown, obscure or simply excellent musicians

A small personal website with the aim to share detailed release information for a number of artists, but also to highlight some items from my collection

Previous Stuff

  • Don’t forget that Zebra and Snake‘s debut album Healing Music will be released tomorrow in Germany and on Monday for the rest of Europe! Grab a copy while you can! You can also order CD and vinyl copies from their official store!

  • 宇宙戦隊NOIZ are going to be featured on a new Japanese compilation CD called CRUSH! 3-90’s V-Rock best hit cover LOVE songs- which will be released on the 27th of June. More details and the full artwork will be added once the album has landed on my doormat.

  • Those who thought that the new Mumm-Ra section contains all releases are wrong, as I was still missing one promo (well, to my knowledge!). This CDr came in today and is now available for viewing.

    A 2002 compilation CD from Japan arrived today as well which features two songs by メトロノーム. I mainly purchased this release to see if one track is the same recording or not when compared to the recording on a demo cassette. And it appears to be a re-recording, making the cassette even more desirable!

    The last update is for Mirrors. I’ve acquired a new test pressing for their 2009 debut single Look At Me which is for the released version. “Are there more?” Yes! Just head over to their section and check out the differences!

  • All the latest information has been added about Zebra and Snake‘s debut album Healing Music. This includes the full artwork and complete track listing for CD, vinyl and the digital release.

  • It took me a while (I blame scanning all the different 7″ releases), but the section for Mumm-Ra is up and running! Check out all of their releases, CD – vinyl – digital, plus a few in-house CDr’s!

  • At last! The two demo cassettes by メトロノーム have been added to the website. So quickly hop over to their page, check all the details and marvel over their hand-made sleeves!

  • Latest collection feature

    Genesis The Knife 7″

    As shown in the previous post, I have a special place in my heart for Genesis. I knew some of their hits, but took a deep dive around late 2001 by starting to listen to albums such as Duke, A Trick Of The Tail and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. It didn’t take long before I was completely hooked and yes, I like all eras!

    It was clear to me from the start that their early singles weren’t big hits and thus rare or hard to find. It was therefore always a dream for me to own just one or two Gabriel-era singles (up to 1974).

    In the past few years I was able to obtain Happy The Man and Watcher Of The Skies with picture sleeves on 7″, but The Knife was still high on the list.

    That single was finally removed from the list on 13 April 2024 when I was able to buy it from a collector and picked it up at the world’s largest record fair in Den Bosch, NL. It is a great looking copy, especially when considering that it is 53 years old (released in 1971)!

    This was the first Genesis single in the UK with a picture sleeve and it is a curious one, since Phil and Steve are not featured on the recording, though they are in the band photo. The single only features one song, The Knife, split across two sides, where it simply cuts the song off after 3:16 minutes on the A-side and continues for the remaining 5:39 minutes on the B-side. No fading, nothing. The 2007 remix of The Knife on The Tour Edition compilation Turn It On Again fades out at the end, making it not a true rendition of Part 1.