Monday, May 28, 2012

Rawk 'n' Roll Road Trip...

What a crazy weekend! Serge, Brian and I drove down to New Brunswick to sell some wax at the Moncton Record Expo this past Saturday, May 25 (glad I missed the great glebe garbage sale!) We drove over night on Thursday and had a clear sail all the way. I’ve done this drive probably about 70 times since ’85 and although sometimes boring and longish it was all good (likely due to the company). We listened to a lot of great tunes including unreleased live recordings from Tony Williams Lifetime (Village Gate ’69), Baby Woodrose (Radiochuset Rocker 2006), Linus Pauling Quartet (Live ’02) and albums from Bread Love and Dreams, Bayete, Crooked Hook, Kohsuke Mine, Yuji Imamura, Bardo Pond, Tortilla Flat, Gila, Brainticket and more!

We had a great breakfast at the Irving Super K outside Woodstock early Friday morn’ and continued on to Saint John. Upon arrival in the great port city and agood cup of java we headed over to Backstreet Records SJ to hang with my longtime friend and proprietor Gordie Tufts. Thanks G for all the hospitality and hangtime, you got a great shop and you are a soldier for sure! Scored some nice wax here…sealed copy of a 1971 RCA release by a killer hard rock band called Boomerang, Lucifer’s Friend – I’m Just A Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer on Billingsgate label, Otis Spann with Fleetwood Mac – Biggest Thing Since Colossus (US version with alternate cover on Blue Horizon), 2- Three Man Army LPs(one of which was a replacer and one I have been looking for since ‘82 F’n SCORE!), Thunder & Roses- King Of The Black Sunrise (U.A. late 60’s US power trio in Hendrix vein) and a super rare near mint original of Bob Smith – The Visit on Kent 1969, 2x LP with poster(KILLER!!!!!). Went to Billy’s (best fish ‘n’ chips in town and downed a few tasty pints of Pumphouse ale. Hooked up with my cousin Susan where we finally got some sleep for the first time since Wednesday night(after watching “Green Berets” with John Wayne! Got up Saturday AM on 5 hours of shut eye to a beautiful Maritime morning(the drizzle/fog combo) and headed up the # 1 to Moncton for the record expo at the Crown Plaza. I bought no records at the fair but met some swell people and sold some cool wax! Thanks Marty!
After the show we headed out of Moncton with destination, hometown Fredericton. We stayed the night and got absolutely fried on Picaroons and god’s good corn with my longtime close friend and musical co-conspirator Mark Carmody (Angered Wrecks, Exploding Meet, Decade Of Dreams). Thanks for the hospitality Mark it was a wicked night! We all had a literal blast and it was awesome to hang! We drove back yesterday and got back to Birdman at 9 pm, tired but happy! There are some nice and odd used LPs out today, among them, Limbus 4, Psychic TV, Stockhausen, Adolf Hitler...?

Tons of new shit here aside from that, and a big order arriving tomorrow hope to see you soon……Remember…Birdman Sound is your #1 Rock stop!

ps…thanks to Jason for manning the gunnel!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Morning Cartunes...May 18th, 2012

Klaus Schulze - Ways Of Change (Virgin) LP
Heldon - Marie Virginie C. (Neer City) LP
Tortilla Flat - Tortilla Flat (private) LP
Egg - A Visit To Newport Hospital (Deram) LP
Supersister - Memories Are Now / 11/8 (Polydor) LP
Nucleus - 1916 (Vertigo) LP
Zao - Tserouf (Peters) LP
Ebo Taylor - Atwer Arroba (Philips) LP
Na Hawa Doumbia - Dan Te Dinye La (Awesome Tapes) LP
Le Mystere Jazz De Tombouctou - Dina Waliji (Kindred Spirits) LP
Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengra & The Congos - New Binghi/Happy Song (RVNG) LP

Lijadu Sisters - Danger (Soul Jazz) LP
John Coltrane - Africa (WRC) LP
Koi Pond - Oayeeeia (Sonic Meditations) LP
Quiet Sun - Sol Caliente (Antilles) LP
Ame Son - A Coup De Hache (Wah Wah) LP
Soft Machine - Esther's Nosejob (Reckless) LP

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Reigning Wax....

My bins runeth over! A veritable ton of killer new releases, awesome reissues and restock on ultra essentials...lately,... as in this week,
we've been privy to some mighty wicked trade-ins also! Some akin to the
record pictured to the left...just sayin'.....! Aaaaah, cheerful insanity...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Morning Cartunes...May 11th, 2012

Fifty Foot Hose - If Not This Time (Limelight) LP
Circle - Potero (Hydra Head) LP
Moon Duo - Fallout-Sonic Boom remix (Sacred Bones) LP
Of The Wand & The Moon - The Lone Descent (Heidrunar Myrkrunar) LP
White Hills - Drift Away (Thrill Jockey) LP
Don Cherry - Omejelo (BYG) LP
Faruq Z. Bey - Untitled #2 (Sagittarius A-Star) LP
Synchron - Untitled #1 (Sagittarius A-Star) LP
Teruo Nakamura - Unicorn Lady (Soul Brother) LP
Azanyah - Praise (Jazzman) LP
Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & The Congos - Jungle (RVNG Intl.) LP

Rob - He Shall Live In You (Soundway) LP
Guelewar - Sunu Makaan (Kindred Spirits) LP
Odu Afrobeat Orchestra - Revenge Of The One Eyed Hyena (Sagittarius A-Star) LP
23 Skidoo - Kundalini (LTM) LP
Trans AM - American Kooter (Thrill Jockey) LP
CCCP - Death Of The Spanish Lion (Flamophone) LP
J.P. Massiera - Inside My Brain (Mucho Gusto) LP
Francois Guy - Aouaie! Viens T'en (Mucho Gusto) LP
Jon Porras - Into The Black Mesa (Thrill Jockey) LP
Saturnia - Alpha Omega (Elektohasch) LP
Cranium Pie - Rememberrr (Fruits De Mer) LP
The Amazing - Dogs (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Blood Ceremony - Return To Forever (Rise Above) LP
Monobrow - Troubled Apostle In The Chamber (Indie) LP
Grumbling Fur - Bears Wandering... (Aurora Borealis) LP

Monday, May 7, 2012


Our live gig with the legendary Damo Suzuki in March of this year is nearly ready to go to press! This LP will as usual be ltd. To 100, vinyl only copies. The album is called “Gonna’ take us to Saturn? I don't take you anywhere. Every city has a tourist office... I'm not a tour guide". All original improvised compositions clocking in at 42 minutes in length with Side A featuring “Wooden Soldiers” and “Berlin, Ontario”. Side B features “Brass Buddha”, Ozzy’s Bathroom” and “Neu Sudanesque”. This album is really in yer face, raw and vibrant, super spaced and primal and psyched out to the max!

Currently we still have copies of our latest record, “Punks, Twats and Urban Cowboys” available although not many! We have a very, very ltd CDR album with printed disc and cover entitled “Manning The Bird” recorded live on Record Store Day 2011 and released on Record Store Day 2012!

Upcoming gigs at this point include Velofest in early June outdoors at the experimental farm and at the end of June at the National Gallery outside in the spider pit.

“Gonna’ take us to Saturn? I don't take you anywhere. Every city has a tourist office... I'm not a tour guide” will be released in July.

Damo Suzuki and TBWNIS Live on VIMEO

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Morning Cartunes...May 4th, 2012

Qumran Orphics - Live At The Blank Club 5/22/10 (Mid-To-Late) LP
Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Bedside Manner (Ecstatic Yod) LP
Electric Moon - Madrigal Meridian (Fruits De Mer) LP
Eno Moebius Roedelius - Broken Head (Bureau B) LP
Vibravoid - Nearby Shiras (Fruits De Mer) LP
Christmas - Jungle Fabulous (Paragon) LP
Rain - A Day In The Life (Shadoks) LP
Mike Wexler - Pariah (Mexican Summer) LP
Aron - Dodens Stilhed (Kommun2) LP
Cranium Pie - Granny's Wall (Lunartica) LP

Hebden/Reid/Gustafsson - Untitled (SMSJ) LP
Talibam! with Alan Wilkinson - Let's Go Hang Out In Tesco (Bo'Weavil) LP
King Crimson - Providence/Starless (Atlantic) LP
Papir - Sunday # 2 (El Paraiso) LP
Blood Ceremony - The Witch's Dance/Daughter Of The Sun (Rise Above) LP
American Blues - Comin' Back Home (Uni) LP
Prof. Wolfff - Hetzjagd (Second Battle) LP
Soft Machine - Facelift (Vinyl Lovers) LP