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Lloyd Price: "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" b/w "Little Volcano" (Lloyd Price's Turntable, TT-509, 1969)

In April 1952 Specialty Records (who would release Little Richard's Tutti Fruitti three years later) released Lawdy Miss Clawdy. The single spent seven weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard R&B chart, and was named R&B Record of the Year by Billboard and Cashbox. It was written and sung by Lloyd Price (with Fats Domino on piano), was Price's first hit, and is a seminal piece of R&B and early rock'n'roll. Larry Williams (who had been Price's valet, per wikipedia), later reworked the song into Dizzy Mizz Lizzie. Lawdy Miss Clawdy has also been covered many times, but I think in my personal experience I've heard Dizzie Miss Lizzie more often. Lloyd Price (born March 9, 1933) had more hits (Stagger Lee, Personality) and a long career in music and business. Price currently manages Icon Food Brands, which on top of Southern-style foods also features Lawdy Miss Clawdy clothing and collectibles. He's got a street named after him in his homet…

Ear Baby

I'm trying out squarespace and eventually a little advertising over at this new site of mine, Ear Baby. It'll focus on new music from bandcamp, and I hope much more frequently, while I continue to use good old ad-free CNQ to share my record finds. Truthfully, I dunno if I have the audience to pull this off - I'm not real sure I have an audience - but it never hurts to try. So, for the near-future of CNQ, expect more of what I initially set off to do with this blog back in 2012 - sharing cool record finds. As always, if you'd like me to share a song of yours, contact me at matt at cleannicequiet dot com. If it's something new, I'll be sharing it over on the new site. So CNQ. Ear Baby. Clearly, I got time on my hands.

Los Flamas: "Ella No Esta Ahi" (Dicesa, 1971)

I picked up this LP, La Ensalada De Los Flamas, for $12 from Josey Records. It's a little scratchy but it plays through without skips, and both of my loyal readers know I like a little crackle and pop in my vinyl. This was put out in 1971 by El Salvadorian label Dicesa. I'm not sure if Los Flamas is from El Salvador as well. I can't find any info on them via the internerts. All of side A is the title track. I had to look up Ensalada because I was like, "Salad of the Flames?" But other than meaning salad, Ensalada is a Spanish term for a music genre of songs that are a medley of upbeat melodies in various languages. So the first side starts with a few Spanish songs, and they're really good. I'm not sure if the songs in Spanish were written by the band or not. About halfway through the band goes into these far-out ESL versions of Proud Mary, Banana Boat Song, and The Limbo Rock. The Limbo Rock ends with a wicked organ freak-out. Then it's back …

New From Bandcamp

Dallas grindcore act Pissed Grave has a new 10 song album streaming on bandcamp that I'm excited about. HUMANS FOR HUMAN ANNIHILATION by PISSED GRAVESpeaking of punk in Texas, these guys are from Fort Worth. Pill Binge is probably the coolest name for a band ever. Pill Binge will be playing with Pissed Grave and some other hardcore acts, including Lycanthropy from the Czech Republic, on May 10 at Three Links in Dallas. demo by Pill BingeMore grind from Edinburgh's awesome Mind Ripper Collective: Endless Swarm/Brainshit - Split by Mind Ripper CollectiveThese Boston punks are charging $20 for their mp3. Go 'head on, then: DEMO TOO by TWERP RECORDSSauna Youth's new record will be out in June, here's a track from it they've released already: Distractions by SAUNA YOUTHHere's another one from Sauna Youth, this one from 2013: False Jesii Pt. II by SAUNA YOUTHCNQ fave pop-punkers Dot Dash have a new album: Earthquakes & Tidal Waves by Dot DashDirtn…

Fells: "Walking & Wanting" (Peyote Stomp, 1994)

I have not posted a 45 in a while. On a recent CNQ Las Vegas junket, I picked up Fells' Walking & Wanting b/w their cover of The Buzzcock's E.S.P. for $5 at The Beat Coffeehouse. The Beat was a super-cool place; the food was excellent and they had a neat little record selection. I'd never heard of this band before, the label just looked cool. I know we're at the point now where I can just look it up on my phone real quick, and I will do that if I'm on the fence about something. But if it looks too cool there in my hand like this one did I like to take my chances and don't bother looking it up until after I've bought it. Usually, like with this seven inch, I am pleased at the outcome of that adventurous gambit. Looks like the band went by Fells and The Fells, but since Fells is what's on the label of this 45, I'll go with that for this post. Back in 2009, this writer cat Jason Gelt wrote a good piece for which reminisces abo…


I've been away for a couple of weeks, so this post is some catching up with some new stuff from the U.S. and abroad, courtesy CNQ's fave labels and bands on bandcamp. Robert Belfour was a Mississippi bluesman who died at age 74 this past February 24. I have been sadly ignorant of Belfour and his work until tonight. R.I.P., Robert Belfour: Pretty little garage rocker by the Lemons. They're from Chicago: Everybuddy's A Lemon by The LemonsThis Brooklyn band has a Paper Chase thing going on: Buzz Yr Girlfriend: Vol. 4 - Why Did You Leave Me? by Geronimo!This was put out two years ago but it's new to me, and I like it: Brer Rabbit 12" by Gross GhostBirthday Suits are from Minneapolis/St. Paul and the label, Recess Records, is outta LA: Spin The Bottle : Adult Party by Birthday SuitsHere's an L.A. band, also from Recess: Imaginary People by Pale AngelsThese are both courtesy France's Frantic City Records: FRANTIC 035 - Bleak LP by FrothFRAN…

Doctor Nod and Adam Holtz

Check out my mane mang Kale Ogle's Arkan-psych garage action. Kale and I were Muppet Babies together, which is weird because I'm a decade older than he is. You can pick up this single b/w a b-side on cassette through Portland's Resurrection Records. Trés hep: Walkin' The Dog by Doctor NodLongtime CNQ readers know Alabama's singer/songwriter/guitarist Adam Holtz. Adam's produced a new set of 22 tracks, volume 20 of his classic rock and ballad work: I Like To RockIf the above doesn't work, try clicking this link: I Like To RockThe Music Back ThenIf the embedded player above doesn't work for you, try this: Just For YouJust For YouOr try this link: Just For You