Stoner Rock U.S.A. 1990s (Albums) Brant Bjork – “Jalamanta”

Stoner Rock U.S.A. 1990s (Albums)

Brant Bjork (Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.)

“Jalamanta”  Debut solo album by the artist 

Released on Man’s Ruin Records ( MR 183cd) on 11th October 1999

Jalamanta is Brant Bjork‘s debut solo effort after leaving Kyuss and joining Fu Manchu. Originally released in 1999 on now defunct Man’s Ruin Records label, Jalamanta was re-released on Bjork’s own label, Duna Records, in 2003, 2006 and 2009.

Promotional Information: From the mind of Brant Bjork (KYUSS, FU MANCHU) comes a trip through the Soulful side of things. 12 tracks of ghetto vibe wonder. World-renowned for his “Rock” drumming, Brant welcomes you to his side of the tracks… psychedelic, soulful, organic, sexy… The result of years of writing and composing, this record will also offer a highly personal side, as the cover art is also painted by Brant. MAN’S RUIN considers this one of their most interesting releases to date. File with: WAR, WATTS RIOTS, FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS.

Line-up/Credits :

Drums, Guitars, Bass, Percussion, & Vocals: Brant Bjork

Recorded the first week of Feb ’99 at Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, CA

Produced by Rosa. Engineered by Tony Mason. Mixed by Tony Mason & Rosa

Mastered by Schneebie. Additional guitars by Mario Lalli & Gary Arce

All songs written by Brant Bjork

Words & Vocals on Toot by Mario Lalli

Paintings & Photos by Brant Bjork. Layout by Bjork/Kozik

Tracks :

All tracks written by Brant Bjork, except tracks 7 & 12.

No. Title Length
1. “Lazy Bones” 1:29
2. “Automatic Fantastic” 6:59
3. “Cobra Jab” 3:18
4. “Too Many Chiefs…Not Enough Indians” 3:44
5. “Sun Brother” 4:45
6. “Let’s Get Chinese Eyes” 4:45
7. “Toot” (Lyrics by Mario Lalli, music by Brant Bjork) 5:58
8. “Defender of the Oleander” 7:53
9. “Low Desert Punk” 4:09
10. “Waiting for the Coconut to Drop” 3:57
11. “Her Brown Blood” 4:15
12. “Indio” 4:08
13. Take Me Away” (Vinyl only bonus track, Blue Öyster Cult cover) 5:35

The original Man’s Ruin album lists track #5 as “Oasis Layback”, but was changed on the Duna release to “Sun Brother”.

Brant Bjork – “Jalamanta” Album cover photo (front)

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Brant Bjork – “Jalamanta”

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Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks) The Chocolate Watch Band – ” Inner Mystique”

Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks) 

 The Chocolate Watch Band (San Jose, California, U.S.A.)

” Inner Mystique” (Instrumental, written by W. Cobb) A3 track included on the album “Inner Mystique” 

Released on Tower Records ( T 5106) in February 1968

Line-up/Credits :

Mark Loomis – Lead Guitar
David Aguilar – Vocals
Gary Andrijasevich – Drums
Sean Tolby – Rhythm Guitar
Bill ‘Flo’ Flores – Bass

The Chocolate Watch Band – “Inner Mystique” Album cover photo (front)

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The Chocolate Watch Band – “Inner Mystique” Video file link on YouTube

The Chocolate Watch Band – “Inner Mystique” Audio file link on Spotify

The Chocolate Watch Band Group’s page on Spotify

7/12-inch Singles/E.P.s Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s Love – “My Little Red Book”

7/12-inch Singles/E.P.s Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s

Cover Version

Love (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

‘My Little Red Book” (written by Burt Bacharach/Hal David) A Side single (B Side single “A Message To Pretty”, A1 track included on the album “Love” released in March 1966, on Elektra Records (EKL-4001)

Released in 1966  on Elektra Records (EK-45603)

My Little Red Book” is a song composed by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David. In the wake of the British Invasion, Bacharach, a former bandleader for Marlene Dietrich, began working hands-on with beat groups of the era such as Manfred Mann. Manfred Mann recorded the song for the 1965 film What’s New Pussycat?, filmed between October 1964 and June 1965; the entire catalogue of music for the film was written by Bacharach and David.

In 1966, the song became a rock standard when remade by the Los Angeles based group Love, where it reached No. 52 in the US national charts.

Line-up/Credits :

Arthur Lee – lead vocals, percussion, harmonica. Also drums

Johnny Echols – lead guitar

Bryan MacLean – rhythm guitar, vocals. Lead vocals

Ken Forssi – bass guitar

Alban “Snoopy” Pfisterer – drums

Lyrics :

I just got out my little red book
The minute that you said good-bye.
I thumbed right through my little red book
I wasn’t gonna sit and cry.
And I went from A to Z;
I took out every pretty girl in town.
They danced with me, and while I held them,
All I did was to talk about you.
Hear your name and I’d start to cry
There is just no getting over you.
No girl who is in my little red book,
Just ever could replace your love,
And each girl in my little red book
Knows you’re the one I’m thinking of.
Won’t you please come back to me?
Without your precious love I can’t go on.
Where can you be? I need you so much.
All I do is talk about you,
Hear your name and I start to cry
There is just no getting over you.
Songwriters: Burt Bacharach / Burt F Bacharach / Hal David
Love – “My Little Red Book Single photo (A Side)
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Love -“My Little Red Book” Video file link on YouTube

Love – “Love” Full album Video file link on Spotify

 

 

Alternative/Experimental/Indie Rock U.S.A. 2010s (Tracks) Heron Oblivion – “Beneath Fields”

Alternative/Experimental/Indie Rock U.S.A. 2010s (Tracks)

Alternative, Folk, Psychedelic Rock band

Heron Oblivion (Oakland, California, U.S.A.)

“Beneath Fields” A1 track included on the album “Heron Oblivion”

Released on 4th March 2016 on Sub Pop Records (SP 1149)

Line-up/Credits :

Bass, Written-By, Backing Vocals – Ethan Miller

Engineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Bob Marshall (3)

Guitar, Written-By – Charlie SaufleyNoel Von Harmonson

Mastered By – JJ Golden

Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Eric Bauer

Producer, Mixed By – Heron Oblivion

Vocals, Drums, Written-By, Lyrics By – Meg Baird

Lyrics :

Dreams from the days of others
Green fields walk out today, push the wheel, come what may
Gleam from the ways of suffering, suffering
Choose those who can wait, pull the years past the gate
Steal from the ways of nothing, nothing
Just leave all that can stay, light the reels, light the way
Dreams from the days of suffering, suffering
White flowers walk out today, push the fields that we’ve made
Dreams from the days of others, fathers
White light washes away, break the wheels, come what may

HERON OBLIVION 2

 

Heron Oblivion – “Beneath Fields” Video file link on YouTube

Heron Oblivion – “Beneath Fields” Audio file link on Bandcamp

Heron Oblivion – “Beneath Fields” Audio file link on Spotify

7/12-inch Singles/E.p.s Alternative/Experimental/Indie Rock U.S.A. 1980s Rain Parade – No Easy Way Down”

7/12-inch Singles/E.p.s Alternative/Experimental/Indie Rock U.S.A. 1980s

Rain Parade (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

“No Easy Way Down” B2 (closing track) included on the album “Explosions In The Glass Palace” (12-inch E.p.)

Released in 1984 on Enigma Records (E 1081)

Rain Parade – “Explosions In The Glass Palace” E.p cover photo (front)

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Rain Parade – “No Easy Way Down” Video file link on YouTube

Rain Parade – “No Easy Way Down” Audio file link on Spotify

7/12-inch Singles/E.p.s Alternative/Experimental/Indie Rock U.S.A. 1980s Droogs – “Change Is Gonna Come”

7/12-inch Singles/E.p.s Alternative/Experimental/Indie Rock U.S.A. 1980s 

Droogs (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

“Change Is Gonna Come” A’ side single (Albin/Clay)

Released in 1984 on Plug N Socket Records (PNS007)

Line-up/Credits :

Ric Albin (vocals)

Roger Clay (guitar)

David Provost (bass)

Jon Gerlach (drums)

Producer – Earle Mankey

Droogs – “Change Is Gonna Come” Single cover photo (front)

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Droogs – “Change Is Gonna Come” Video file link on YouTube

Droogs – “Change Is Gonna Come” Audio file link on Spotify