Monday, July 28, 2014

Porcupine Tree : Signify 1996

 Porcupine Tree are a progressive rock/art rock band formed by Steven Wilson in 1987 in Hemel

Their music is difficult to categorize, being associated with both psychedelic rock and progressive rock, yet having been influenced by trance, krautrock and ambient due to Steven Wilson and Richard Barbieri's penchant for the Kosmische Musik scene of the early '70s, led by bands such as Tangerine Dream, Neu! and Can.
Since the early 2000s, their music has been leaning towards progressive metal.

Signify is the fourth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. It was released in September 1996 .
It was the first album that frontman Steven Wilson recorded with the band on board from the beginning . Previous albums had been essentially solo efforts with occasional help from other musicians.

Reception for the album has been mostly positive. "Allmusic" gave the album four out of five stars, praising the album as ... the next great step forward for Porcupine Tree, a distinct advancement in how well the foursome could completely rock out as well as find its own narcotic style of ambient exploration...

The often gripping instrumental pieces which are as much a band trademark as anything else appear throughout, including the combination drift and charge of "Idiot Prayer," littered with intriguingly curious samples, and the amusingly titled, hellfire and brimstone preacher-punctuated "Intermediate Jesus."


01. Bornlivedie      Wilson/Barbieri     1:41
02. Signify       Wilson     3:26
03. Sleep of No Dreaming       Wilson     5:24
04. Pagan       Wilson     1:34
05. Waiting Phase One       Wilson     4:24
06. Waiting Phase Two       Wilson     6:15
07. Sever       Wilson     5:30
08. Idiot Prayer       Wilson/Edwin     7:37
09. Every Home Is Wired       Wilson     5:08
10. Intermediate Jesus       Wilson/Barbieri/Edwin/Maitland     7:29
11. Light Mass Prayers       Maitland     4:28
12. Dark Matter       Wilson     8:57


Waiting ... To be born again 
Waiting ... The Saddest kind of pain 
Waiting for the day
When I will crawl away

Nothing is what I feel 
Waiting for the DRUGS ... to make it real .

Waiting ... To be disciplined
Aching ... For your nails across my skin .

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Χόρχε Λουίς Μπόρχες, « Ποίημα στους φίλους »

Χόρχε Λουίς Μπόρχες, « Ποίημα στους φίλους »

Δεν μπορώ να σου δώσω λύσεις
για όλα τα προβλήματα της ζωής σου,
ούτε έχω απαντήσεις
για τις αμφιβολίες και τους φόβους σου ˙
όμως μπορώ να σ’ ακούσω
και να τα μοιραστώ μαζί σου.

Δεν μπορώ ν’ αλλάξω
το παρελθόν ή το μέλλον σου.
Όμως όταν με χρειάζεσαι
θα είμαι εκεί μαζί σου.

Δεν μπορώ να αποτρέψω τα παραπατήματα σου.
Μόνο μπορώ να σου προσφέρω το χέρι μου
να κρατηθείς και να μη πέσεις.

Ηρθα χθες στον κόσμο σου
και σου είπα ότι ψέμματα  ήθελες  σου πω
Αυτά που ήθελες να ακούσεις .
αυτά τα γνωστά , αυτά που δεν τα ήξερα .
Γονάτισα δίπλα σου και πήρα από το χάλκινο ποτήρι σου
το γυμνό στίχο που χρόνια μου απαγγέλεις .


No Pc , No Photoshop
Μονάχα μολύβια και Μαρκαδόροι " Evidenziatore "
Γιά τον Λευτέρη . 
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Reggae Files Of Urban Apirines Vol. 2

This is not an official Reggae compilation made by the labels . It' s only some Reggae songs that we like .
This is not a compilation made by Music market CD's
It's The Reggae Files Vol . 2 of this Blog .


01 . The Abyssinians : Declaration Of Rights
02 . Groundation : What could have been
03 . Barrigton Levy  :  Quick Divorce
04 . The Slackers  : Watch This
05 . Toots And The Maytals : 54-56 ( That΄s my number )
06 . Black Uhuru : Emotional Slaughter
07 . Los Pericos  :  Armoniquita
08 . Max Romeo  : Chase The Devil
09 . Aswad  :  I A Rebel Soul
10 . Alpha Blondie  : Peace In Liberia
11 . Peter Tosh  :  Bush Doctor
12 . Gregory Isaacs  :  Uncle Joe
13 . Black State  :  Boom Boom
14 . Toots and the Maytals : Reggae Got Soul
15 . Fikir Amlak : I everything
16 . Eric Donaldson : Jah Love
17 . The Abyssinians : Black man strain
18 . Bob Marley and the Wailers : Downpresser


The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics.
The vocal trio was originally formed in 1968 by Bernard Collins and Donald Manning. Their first song was "Satta Massagana",
"Satta Massagana" was first recorded for producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in March 1969, but he decided against releasing it, seeing no commercial potential for what he saw as a song constituting cultural subversion. In 1971, the group purchased the master tapes from Dodd for 90 pounds and released it on their own Clinch label, the single becoming a massive success, prompting Dodd to release his own instrumental and deejay versions.


Lyrics to What Could Have Been 

What could have been the first moment in my destiny yeah
What could have been the first trumpet in sing a song my bredren
What if it could be the first crying in the wilderness was love?I'll defend

But, but, but, but which one of them?
Which, which, which, which one of dem a leave Jah?
But, But, But them a gonna fall
let, Jah, Jah, come right in and lead them in-in to the
Ites, Ites, Dream, Dream
Look upon him sufferah
Dream, dream upon them, upon them, upon them
Let's exalt Jah, and live them for Zion and a go
Preach dem, preach dem, preach dem, preach one a de day, day man, man
For tonight we're coming for ya Culturally speaking

Oh but I love them?and they do too!
Man look upon the sky?lead them into war
Some a dem a call out to say man
You do to, be true, positive energy man
Be true, be true, the Lion a destiny
Man don't be afraid, I've been here before
Man a go way an ya, culturally we fear man's soul

But then the lightning, strike, street
Born again, born again man sufferah

I man sufferah

live in the skies

Jah know, Jah know, Jah know, Jah know, oh yeah

Come to see, what they really do not want them to see
Visions in the night them reach for the blind man
Tell in the sky man this is love
Live again then Jah
They say I come from the land of E-the-o-pia!
Conquerors Sufferahs Vampire!

Unto the great moon in the sky
Why must you treat him like a rotten I sufferah!?

Live again oh Lord

Burn, burn, burn, I, I fear, I, I, I, disappear
Into the discipline that joins us today
But I, I, I, come today, come, come Jah today
I feel it right on top, onto the pit of my soul

Jah deliver them soul!
We'll try to suffer this road!
Jah deliver them souls!
Oh I will suffer this road!

See them fall-all-all see them falling way tonight
So you can see the bright - bright - bright souls
And the righteous yeah?.yeah?oh but the righteous yeah?
Man but the righteous yeah?


Levy was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. He formed a band called the Mighty Multitude, with his cousin,
By the time his 1980 album Robin Hood was released, Levy was one of the biggest Jamaican stars, and saw his international fame growing.
Taking a break from albums, Levy then released a series of hit singles.
In the 1990s, Levy continued to release periodic hits in Jamaica, and more rarely in the UK.
In September 2013 he released the single "Love the Way She Love", a collaboration with Mr. Vegas, and announced an acoustic album featuring new songs and reworkings of old songs.


The Slackers are a New York City band , formed in Brooklyn in 1991 . The band's sound is a mix of ska ,
Redlight is an album by The Slackers , released on September 23 , 1997 (see 1997 in music) on Hellcat Records .
It solidified the Slacker's sound , with ska , reggae , and dub remaining prevalent . The track "Watch This" received airplay on college radio stations . The band's lineup was finally solidified (confused by the inclusivness of band photos in Better Late Than Never) . Now the Slackers brought in Glen Pine from Boston on Trombone . Jeremy Mushlin also debuted his vocal talents for the first time on Redlight , although it wouldn't be until The Question that he would exhibit his DJ style that he is known for .


Toots and the Maytals, originally called The Maytals, are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and rock steady vocal groups. According to Sandra Brennan at Allmusic, "The Maytals were key figures in reggae music. Formed in the early 1960s when ska was hot, the Maytals had a reputation for having strong, well-blended voices.
Toots & the Maytals were founded by Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, who was born in May Pen, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica in 1945.

 "Emotional Slaughter" Lyrics

So come let's start ya (Start ya)
Emotional slaughter
So come let's start ya (Start ya)

I was born on the outskirts
I was a natural burden
We sung from our heart
With the privilege of free talk
Cause the mind increasing
You wanna hear the pastor man
Preaching, to corrupt the mind of the weak
Oooh up to now
As man reach get peek (All rise)

Emotional slaughter
So come let's start ya (Start ya)
Emotional Slaughter
So come let's start ya (Start ya)

Down in the ghetto a star is born
Brother is strong, brother is strong
In the ghetto will free for all
Star rise, star fall
Alright, alright (Start ya)

Oh JAH help us
In our righteous that in guidance's true
All day, all night
To see the face of JAH when adding
No matter because there must be a big bless

Emotional slaughter
So come let's start ya (Start ya)
Emotional slaughter
So come let's start ya
Emotional slaughter
Come let's start ya


Los Pericos is an Argentinean rock band known for its experimental music where reggae and ska are predominant. In 1987, with a little help of two local DJs in a Buenos Aires' radio station, Los Pericos had the chance to make their music heard. Their song "El Ritual de la Banana" became an instant hit which gave the band the opportunity to get a deal with Berlin Records. Los Pericos was released in December 1988, selling 150,000 units in just a few months.


The singer who put the rude in rude boy, Max Romeo was responsible for launching an entirely
Romeo was born Max Smith on November 22, 1947, in St D'Acre, Jamaica.
In 1968, the singer, now dubbed Max Romeo, was confident enough to launch a solo career. Working with producer Bunny Lee, the young star recorded a number of love ballads and sweet singles, but none made much of an impression on the charts.
Romeo released numerous political singles.
Romeo released a clutch of seminal singles all fired by the Lee Perry's deep roots production.

new sub-genre of reggae, whose overtly suggestive lyrics caused an outcry but took a massive hold of the music scene regardless.
predominant. In 1987, with a little help of two local DJs in a Buenos Aires' radio station, Los Pericos had the chance to make their music heard. Their song "El Ritual de la Banana" became an instant hit which gave the band the opportunity to get a deal with Berlin Records. Los Pericos was released in December 1988, selling 150,000 units in just a few months.

The members of Aswad are UK descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean. They attended John Kelly/Holland Park School..The original members of Aswad were Brinsley Forde, Angus "Drummie Zeb" Gaye, Donald Griffiths, George Oban, and Courtney Hemmings. Aswad were the backing band of Burning Spear's 1977 Live album, recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Other contributors included Vin Gordon, and Karl Pitterson..They became one of the UK's top reggae bands in the 1980s, following the departures of Hemmings (in 1976), Oban and Griffiths (both in 1980), and the arrival of Tony "Gad" Robinson (as a replacement for Oban). They were distinctly different from Jamaican reggae acts, in that they wrote songs that dealt with the issues surrounding the experiences of black youths growing-up in the UK.


Alpha Blondy (born January 1, 1953) is an Ivorian reggae singer and international recording artist. Alpha Blondy was born Seydou Kone in Dimbokro, Ivory Coast. He sings mainly in his native language of Dioula, in French and English, and sometimes in Arabic or Hebrew. His lyrics convey serious political attitudes and a sense of humor. In particular, he coined the French term democrature (an English equivalent might be "democratatorship") to identify some African governments.

Alpha Blondy's respect for all religions and the spirituality he derives from them can be heard on the tracks “God is One” or “Jerusalem” where he sang for unity between all religions in 1986


During the early 1960s Tosh met Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) and Neville O'Reilly Livingston (Bunny Wailer) and went to vocal teacher, Joe Higgs, who gave out free vocal lessons to young people, in hopes to form a new band.
In 1964 Tosh helped organize the band The Wailing Wailers, with Junior Braithwaite, a falsetto singer
He also claims that he was the beginning of the group, and that it was he who first taught Bob Marley the guitar. The latter claim may very well be true, for according to Bunny Wailer, the early wailers learned to play instruments from Tosh.
Tosh began recording and released his solo debut, Legalize It, in 1976 with CBS Records company.
During Bob Marley's free One Love Peace Concert of 1978, Tosh lit a marijuana spliff and lectured about legalizing cannabis, lambasting attending dignitaries Michael Manley and Edward Seaga for their failure to enact such legislation. Several months later he was apprehended by police as he left Skateland dance hall in Kingston and was beaten severely while in police custody .
Mystic Man (1979), and Wanted Dread and Alive (1981) followed, released on the Rolling Stones' own record label.
On 11 September 1987, just after Tosh had returned to his home in Jamaica, a three-man gang came to his house demanding money. Tosh replied that he did not have any with him but the gang did not believe him. Tosh said he did not have any money in the house, after which Lobban put a gun to Tosh's head and shot once, killing him.

Bush Doctor :  Some Lyrics


Cigarette smoking is dangerous, dangerous
Hazard to your health

To legalize marijuana
Right here in Jamaica
I'm say it cure glaucoma
I man a de Bush Doctor

So there'll be
No more smokin and feelin tense
When I see them a come
I don't have to jump no fence

So there'll be no more
Police brutality
No more disrespect
For humanity

Legalize marijuana
Down here in Jamaica
It can build up your failing economy
Eliminate the slavish mentality

There'll be no more
Illegal humiliation
And no more police

Legalize marijuana
I man a de Bush Doctor

So there be
No more need to smoke and hide
When you know you're takin
Illegal ride

Legalize marijuana
Down here in Jamaica
It the only cure for glaucoma
I man a de Minister


One of Jamaica's most beloved vocalists who was as pertinent in dancehalls as he was in bedrooms, Gregory Isaacs' career stretched over 30 years. From the heady days of reggae through lovers rock, a genre
By 2007 he had reportedly lost his teeth due to crack cocaine addiction, and he was later diagnosed with lung cancer, which spread and ultimately took his life. Gregory Isaacs died at his home in London on October 25, 2010 at the age of 59.


Black Slate was formed in 1974, including musicians from England, Jamaica, and Anguilla. They backed several Jamaican singers, including Delroy Wilson and Ken Boothe on their UK appearances, and had their first reggae-chart hit themselves in 1976, with the anti-mugging song "Sticks Man" .
They toured the UK for the first time in 1978, and formed their own TCD label, having a minor hit with "Mind Your Motion".[1] They also backed Dennis Brown when he played live in the UK, and in 1980 their Rastafarian rallying call, "Amigo", was picked up by Ensign Records, and broke into the UK Singles Chart, reaching #9. The follow-up, "Boom Boom" was also a hit, though less successful.



In 2002, Andres "Fikir" Estrada arrived in Santa Cruz, CA with the vision of forming a musical collective of conscious Rastafari bredren and sistren who would carry the message of Haile Selassie I the First and Ethiopia's redemption to the four corners of the world. Originally from Puerto Rico, Fikir has been inspired by the roots reggae traditions of the carribean such as the Zioniers, Cultura Profetica and Gomba Jahbari. Previously having sung and played guitar in a Los Angeles area band, The Ghetto Fabulosos, maturity and spiritual growth deemed necessary a new direction and focus. At first using the name Jah Musica, "Fikir Amlak" was chosen as the name for the new band, which in Ethiopic means "Jah Love".
Fikir Amlak released his latest album, "The Lion Lives", in December of 2012 under the Black Lion Sounds label.As of late 2012, Fikir Amlak has joined forces with Jah Youth Productions out of Hawaii for a string of singles to be released in 2013.


Eric Donaldson (born June 11, 1947, St. Catherine, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter.
Reggae artist Eric Donaldson was born in Kent Village, Jamaica, on June 11, 1947, and launched his music career in 1964 when he recorded some tracks for Studio One in Kingston, which have remained unreleased.
Donaldson decided to continue to pursue music on his own, which led to him submitting an original composition, "Cherry Oh Baby," to the Festival Song Competition in 1971.
He has taken the top spot at subsequent Festival Song Competition's as well in 1977, 1978, 1984, and 1993. Donaldson runs the Cherry Oh Baby Go-Go Bar in his hometown of Kent Village.


he virtually invented, his talent reached into the modern age. Born in the Fletcher's Land area of Kingston,
Jamaica, on July 15, 1951, Isaacs arrived in the music business via the talent show circuit, a tried and true formula for many of the island's budding singing stars.


No Biography , no comments . He is the GOD .

Take it Here and smoke it  :  Size : 169 MB

The Reggae Files Of Urban Aspirines Vol .1 Here

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Minimal Man : Slave Lullabyes 1985

Minimal Man was formed in San Francisco, California in 1979 by leader Patrick Miller, a visual and sound artist who moved to San Francisco in the late 1970s. The band often changed members, featuring at different times members of bands such as Tuxedomoon, Factrix and others active in the then-thriving San Francisco experimental, post-punk and industrial scenes.

Minimal Man remained active in San Francisco recording on the Subterranean Records label until the mid-1980s, after which Miller relocated to Europe, often working with compatriots Tuxedomoon who had made a similar move previously.

 The Minimal Man output ceased after the 1980s, and Miller returned to Los Angeles, where he worked as a set dresser.

The fairly brutal Sex with God was the first in 1985 on the Dossier label, with Miller joined this time by Blaise Smith and Kristin Oppenheim on various instruments; an excerpted and perhaps remixed EP reduction of the album, simply called Minimal Man, appeared later that year on Fundamental.

Miller then moved to the Play It Again Sam label in Brussels, which released Slave Lullabyes the following year, featuring Tuxedomoon members Peter Principle and Luc Van Lieshout among the many performers.

Miller died at his home in Eagle Rock on December 14, 2003.


01. Trains             3:30    
02. Heaven Lies     3:45    
03. Far Away             3:23    
04. War At Nite     3:45    
05. The Light             3:25    
06. Noose Gets Tight     2:25

Side 2

07. I Wish             4:50    
08. Rue De Cinema     3:12    
09. Voice Of Vacaville     7:15    
10. Fun!                3:25

Released : 1985
Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Penguin Records
Made in : Greece
Imported by : Polygram in1986
Style : Industrial , Electronic , Wave
S.Number : 30.010

FLAC : Size : 203 MB

Γιά βιογραφία στα Ελληνικά , κάντε κλικ Εδώ , στο Blog : Ten Thousand Eyes . Το έχει ανεβάσει σε MP3 μήνες πριν από εμάς .

Friday, July 04, 2014

George Thorogood and The Destroyers : Move It On Over 1978

George Thorogood & the Destroyers don't change their tune on Move It On Over, their second album from 1978, but they do polish their attack just a bit. Where their 1977 album was a nasty, brutish affair, this is sharpened slightly, possibly due to Ken Irwin's muscular production. Irwin gives the Destroyers some color and lets some air in between the instruments, and the difference is immediately apparent.

Other than that clarity and a lack of originals, not much has changed on Move It On Over: Thorogood still leads the Destroyers through barreling blues boogie, emphasizing feel and sound over groove. Hound Dog Taylor's Houserockers remain the crucial touch point around which the Destroyers incorporate Elmore James' careening slide and Bo Diddley's hypnotic big beat. Everything else, including covers of Hank Williams and Chuck Berry, are shoved into this blueprint, a sound that the Destroyers do so well, they never veered away from it (perhaps they learned their lesson from the album's lone stumble, the slow and feeble version of James Moore's "I'm Just Your Good Thing"). 

Gold records and radio hits came later, but this is the album where everything fell into place for George Thorogood; it's the record that defined what came afterward, and it remains one of his best.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Released : November 1978
Format : Vinyl LP
Made in : Western Germany
Label  :  Sonet Records
S. Number : 147.102
Style : Blues , Rock , Boogie


    01.Move It On Over (Hank Williams) – 4:16
    02.Who Do You Love? (Ellas McDaniel aka Bo Diddley) – 4:15
    03.The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James, Morgan Robinson) – 5:09
    04.Cocaine Blues (T.J. Arnall) – 2:48
    05.It Wasn't Me (Chuck Berry) – 3:54

   06.That Same Thing (Willie Dixon) – 3:05
    07.So Much Trouble (Brownie McGhee) – 3:15
    08.I'm Just Your Good Thing (James Moore) – 3:29
    09.Baby Please Set a Date (Homesick James Williamson) – 4:42
    10.New Hawaiian Boogie (Elmore James) – 4:34


    George Thorogood - guitar, vocals
    Bill Blough - bass
    Jeff Simon - drums
    Uncle Meat Pennington - percussion

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


Μην αφήσεις το κόσμο σου ποτέ να σε θαμπώσει
Μην αφήσεις ποτέ κάποιον απ ' τους φίλους σου , ποτέ να σε πληγώσει
Μην αφήσεις την Αγάπη σου να φύγει παραπάνω
Μην αφήσεις το Ελα σου να λέει " ας με ξεκάνω ."

 Μην αφήσεις ποτέ κάποια σου όνειρα που δεν τα έχεις γιάνει
κι όταν θα βγουν αληθινά , γιά ποιόν τα έχεις κάνει ?
Μην αφήσεις την καρδιά που κάποτε την είχες
να φύγει άπραγη , τρελή , μες  του χαμού τις τύχες .

Μην αφήσεις λέξεις σου να πάνε όπου να ' ναι
Μην ψοφήσεις μοναχός σου , λέγοντας Εκεί Θα είμαι .
Μην μ΄αφήσεις να σου πω γιατί σε Αγαπάω
και μην μ' αφήσεις μόνο μου , όταν μόνος μου πονάω 

Να με αφήσεις κάποτε όταν το επιλέξεις
Να με αφήσεις κάποτε όταν διαλέξεις λέξεις .
Και εάν τις λέξεις θα τις βρεις να πουν τα παραπάνω
έλα γλυκό μου όνειρο , δείξε μου τι να κάνω .

Μην αφήσεις τον κίνδυνο να φτιάξει μιά ιστορία
Μην αφήσεις τους Φίλους σου να ζουν στην εξορία
Μην αφήσεις ότι θες ή θα ΄θελες να ζήσεις
Μην αφήσεις ακάλυπτους Θεούς  που θες να τους Γαμήσεις .

Δεν υπάρχει Μακριά , ούτε Κοντά υπάρχει
Σε είδα κάποτε Εκεί , κι η τύχη μου σκοντάφτει .
Δεν υπάρχει Σήμερα , τι αύριο , τι Τώρα
Μας είδα κάποτε Εκεί και δεν υπάρχει Ωρα ! 

Μην αφήσεις μιά στιγμή να κάψει μιάν Αγάπη
χαμένο το παιχνίδι σου και θα ' χεις λησμονήσει κάτι
Μην αφήσεις τα χέρια σου να πιάσουν τον Αέρα
Αφησε όμως την αυγή να βγει σε νέα μέρα .

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