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New HC Punk from Texas and Buffalo, NY

There's a $5 show at the Taqueria Pedritos in East Dallas on Wednesday April 30th. Here's the Facebook page for the event. KDC are originally from Puerto Rico, but now they're based in Buffalo. The Veracity of Solitude by KDCDallas' Releaser has been featured in a previous CNQ post, and they bear repeating: RELEASER by RELEASERDenton's Contusions will also be there: Nurse Your Wounds by Contusions

Mirage512: Bonafide (2014)

Check out cool new Texas hip-hop from Mirage512 and producer Trill Gates:

A Smattering of Sound

I'm waiting on San Andreas to download from Steam. Some Elephant 6-esque psych from San Fran: Gift by Burnt OnesGrindcore from Leeds: Grind In The Mind 7" by The Afternoon GentlemenHC from New Jersey: The Human Blunt by CRUD njA spacey track from Paris: The Notwist are cool:

LaVern Baker: "I Cried A Tear" b/w "Dix-A-Billy" (Atlantic, 1958)

LaVern Baker was an R&B singer who had a string of hits in the '50s and '60s. "I Cried A Tear" was written by one Al Julia, and I think that might be the only song he ever wrote. The uptempo "Dix-A-Billy" is credited to Harris-Evans-Reardon. The Harris of that trio is Woody Harris, who wrote songs for Elvis, Bobby Darrin, and Della Reese. The Evans is Paul Evans, who wrote that Bobby Vinton song "Roses Are Red (My Love)," among other things. The final name is Jack Reardon, who wrote the lyrics for "The Good Life." This 45 was put out by Atlantic in 1958. According to Wikipedia, "I Cried A Tear" went to #2 on the R&B charts and #6 on the pop charts in '59. "Jim Dandy" was her biggest hit, but Baker had an interesting career and life. She acted on TV and film, performed on Broadway, was the second female solo artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and recorded a raunchy x-rated songs…

Carl Smith: "Hey Joe!" b/w "Loose Talk!" 7" (Columbia, 1963)

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According to 45cat, Columbia released this Carl Smith 45 in 1963 as part of their Hall of Fame series. The A-side is a single from 1953, "Hey Joe!" (not the Hendrix song), and the flip is a single from 1954, "Loose Talk." Per Wikipedia, Carl Smith was from Tennessee, known as "Mister Country" in his heyday, was June Carter's first husband, and was one of country music's most successful artists during the '50s. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003 and passed away of natural causes in 2010, at age 82. "Loose Talk" was written by Freddie Hart and was number one on the Billboard C&W charts for seven weeks. "Hey Joe!" was written by Boudleaux Bryant, who co-wrote with his wife the Everly Brothers songs "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," and that Nazareth song you love. And a lot of other songs, including Bob Moore's "…

Christopher Kingsley: "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" b/w "Pursuit of Destiny" 7" (Winro, 1969)

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I couldn't find this already online, and when that happens I just get flat out giddy. It's a 7" single of Christopher Kingsley singing "Long-Haired Lover From Liverpool," a song he wrote and recorded in 1969, that didn't do too much except that (according to the Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool wiki page, linked above) four years later it turned little nine year old Jimmy Osmond, youngest of the Osmond clan, into the youngest dude ever to hit number one on the U.K. pop charts. The world screamed for change. It got little Jimmy Osmond. As mentioned, the song was written by Kingsley. It was produced and arranged by Don Randi, who, according to Wikipedia, was a major contributor to Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound," played piano on "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" and the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations," and has played with the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Frank Zappa, Quincy Jones, Cannonball Adderly, and Linda Ronsta…

David Dundas: "Jeans On" b/w "Sleepy Serena" (Air/Chrysalis 1976) + New Simo Soo

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Loyal CNQers (both of you) may remember I originally started this blog to post songs from 7" vinyl that I could not find elsewhere on the Internet. That gave me an excuse to start a 7" collection, and although I've kept on buying 45s, I haven't posted near as many of them as I should, opting instead for the easy sharing of new music I like courtesy Bandcamp and Soundcloud. Late last year I made an attempt to get back into posting material from 45s with my Record Holder Series, but after a strong start that petered out and I was back to lazily sharing embeds of new tunes. Anyway, the other night I got out all the 45s I haven't done anything with yet, and put them in a big stack on my desk (it's not /that/ many, maybe 60-70 records). With them staring at me, and not tucked away in a tub with our 12" records, I hope to make a dent in these before I get lazy again. Also, I think I got my levels good with Audacity now so the mp3 below should be in the G…

Party Line/Spider And The Webs 7" Split (2006)

Party Line/Spider and the Webs 7" split. I picked this up for $4 at the 1/2 Priced last year. All four songs are choice lady-punk circa 2006, from a label called Local Kid. Somebody has put the Party Line songs on Youtube and Spider and the Webs have a Bandcamp presence, so no need for me to provide the mp3s for historical purposes: Do You Really Wanna? by Spider and the Webs

Blood Fest in Dallas (April 4th and 5th)

To celebrate the re-opening of Dallas' Red Blood Club in Deep Ellum, the hc punks are playing there this Friday and Saturday (4/4 and 4/5). Doors open Friday at 7, 17 and up, $10 cover, and they advertise cheap drinks, so you know. All descriptions are cribbed from the tags on the bands' Bandcamp pages: Straight edgers Modern Pain open at 8:30: Reality Of The Pain by MODERN PAINReleaser is at 10. You wanna know what's good? Releaser: RELEASER by RELEASERSin Motivo is pretty rad, they come on at midnight: TOUR TAPE MMXIII by SIN MOTIVOOn Saturday, Night Crimes starts the night off at 7:15: Demo 2013 by Night CrimesMean and Ugly, power violence from Denton, plays at 7:45: Demo 2012 by Mean And UglyAnarcho-grindcore artistes Pissed Grave get on stage round 8:30: Demo 2013 by Pissed GraveGarage metalists The Swingin' Dicks at 9:15: Greetings from Dallas, Texas by The Swingin' DicksCrusty death metal from Steel Bearing Hand at 10: Demo by Steel…