I haven't been this excited in years! Rocketship (my favorite group ever) has released their 2 latest albums absolutely free on their website. Go and download these puppies right now! They're amazing, and even more amazingly impossible to find.
Here Comes...Rocketship (2006 Nonstop Co-operative)
Over on the Dutch Beach Boys blog Dutchie posted a bootleg called 21 Little Ones here. It's essentially a collection of unreleased Brian Wilson songs from the unreleased Sweet Insanity album, some sessions with Gary Usher and an awful attempt at a live album that is so obviously fake I literally felt offended. It originally came in .wav format, but I converted it to mp3 format and uploaded it for download below.
This is a pretty awful album (sound quality and song quality). I do really like the last 3 songs though. They are Brian Wilson solo performances of songs written around 1977. The only song officially released was I'll Bet He's Nice on the Beach Boys' 1977 album Love You.
I know some of you have been having problems with errors on files, such as "unknown compression method", etc. This could be caused by trying to open files with an outdated version of Winzip, or some other unzipping program.
If you use windows, please download the latest version of Winzip, version 11.1 here.
And if you use mac, please download the latest version of Stuffit Expander here.
Hope this helps!
And please let me know if you've been having any problems, and tell me the EXACT error you receive when trying to open files. That would help immensely.
Thank heavens! Stephen Newcombe has released the next album in his trilogy, the second album, Listen To My Toes, from 1994. I have never been so floored and excited to hear the next track. The album had me rolling on the floor laughing with all of his brilliant skits and hilarious lyrics. I don't think Smile could have tried to be this humorous if it had continued to be a comedy album.
But aside from the great many laughs, Stephen continues with his cinematic story telling and whimsical tunes. And this time around he has even more great songs. Huge standouts are the extremely catchy songs Talking To Tarquin, The Trouble With Cupid, and Pipe Concerto Mvmt 1. It seems on Listen To My Toes, Stephen was at his absolute musical peak. Every song is a joy to listen to from a musical perspective and he has no problem, with the album clocking in at over 70 minutes long, stretching his musical muscles.
Listen To My Toes is a much more happy, optimistic, and social (despite Stephen's hardly leaving his home at this time) album than The Wrong Button, and has me so thrilled, I'm writing about him again!
From now on I will be hosting all of my files to multiple sites, instead of just one. This way everyone wins!
Also, scroll down to the Unsurpassed Masters Volume 5 to see the new format, you will be given your usual download link, along with several alternate links below it, in the event one is taken down.
I hope you find this helpful, and I hope to fix all the broken links soon!
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EDIT: THIS IS NOT FAST EDDIE'S SMILE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS. FAST EDDIE LET ME KNOW THAT HE DID NOT MAKE THIS. You can have it anyway.
1. You're Welcome 2. Do You Like Worms 3. Bicycle Rider/Western Theme 4. Heroes and Villains, Part 1 5. Heroes and Villains, Part 2 6. Heroes and Villains (Coda) 7. Cabin Essence 8. Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine 9. Wonderful 10. Child Is Father of The Man 11. Our Prayer 12. Good Vibrations 13. Vege-Tables 14. Windchimes 15. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow 16. Cool, Cool Water 17. Surf's Up
I just wanted to let everyone know that Ascrodin has posted his own version of SMiLE over on his blog. You should download it for the artwork alone. He has high quality scans of the front and back of the album (2700 x 2700). You can check it out and download it here.
Or you could download it from me below. I made the files a little bit more "Itunes friendly", so download it below if you don't want to organize it all by yourself.