Sunday, November 30, 2008

Alan Lennon "Heaven's Call" - virtuoso guitar-rock album from 2003!

Hi all, Jason here! I know that I have said in the last few posts that there would be no more lulls in my posting on "Nightchillers Rare Music", but to put it bluntly: I went on a vacation in late Summer, and ever since then I have been practicing drums & guitar at home inbetween the spaces of running a business 9-5 Monday thru Friday. I also re-installed 32-bit & 64-bit OS's onto this, my home system. I have regreted letting the blog suffer but it IS important for me to have some steady life in the blog and I promise I'll inject it back in!

Here is the inspirational, all instrumental rock album from guitar virtuoso Alan Lennon entitled "Heaven's Call" from 2003. This is his 1st sort of E.P. length album that has been highly praised all over the world. It is very rare and has been unavailable to find for a few years now. I think I first heard it in 2006 and it is one of my favorite instrumental guitar records with its' melody-before-technique compositon. Young Alan from Ireland, has played with some of the biggest shredders in the world and he has astounding skill on the guitar. These songs are soo original with such a giant stature of beauty that your granpa, dog & girlfriend will all be really impressed! Soft & heavy, hard & light, new age, rock, neo-classically shredded sections, etc. are some words to describe it. Click on the hidden download link and enjoy!

Alan Lennon "Heaven's Call"

"The Story:

Influenced by such stellar musicians such as Shawn Lane, Jeff Beck and Jason Becker, Irish guitarist Alan Lennon has released "Heaven's Call", an EP/CD featuring melodic shred and atmospheric hard rock that is an inspirational listen. As Lennon himself states, "With my music I always try to put the songs before the technique. If a song does not need any fast technical playing, I won't put any in. What good is music if it is not nice to listen to? I think it is important that your music is accessible to people who don't play guitar." With that in mind, some songs do lend themselves to technical playing, as the blazing fretfest "Cherry Bomb" illustrates with its balls-to-the-walls-sound - and you'll be impressed with Lennon's command of the fretboard."

The Music:

Setanta (Part One) 4:35
Bruce 2:12
Pure Vida 4:01
Ode To Becker 4:49
Kate Angel 1:50
Cherry Bomb 2:48
Night Skies 4:29
Setanta (Part Two) 3:07

+ 2 tracks added:

Amaya (full song demo) 5:19
Little Wing 4:16

The Artists:

Alan Lennon - Guitars, Production,
Shane McCullagh - Bass
Bryan Walsh - Drums
Richard McCullagh -Engineering, Keyboards, Soundscapes
Aidan Foley - Mastering
Mattias Noren - Artwork, Design

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

TUESDAY KNIGHT's (star of "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master") self-titled solo album from 1987!

Hi folks! Even though this new post is long overdue, I am closing the gap on the lag time between my new posts. Plus, I want you to hopefully savor each one. Here I have TUESDAY KNIGHT's (star of "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master") self-titled solo pop-rock album from 1987! As you may recall, Tuesday who starred as "Kristen", also had a song on the movie soundtrack: "Nightmare", which played over the opening of the film. It's a cool song. Kristen was the star character from "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors", and Tuesday took over the role for part 4. I was in Junior High at the time this came out. Tuesday gives the character that down to earth & genuine quality of teenage girl who's intelligent and not just some dumb dumb you don't care about. The character "Alice" takes over as the star later in the film.

Present day, and my buddy Phelpster over at The Manchester Morgue told me about a year ago that Tuesday Knight had a solo record. So, I found the self-titled 1987 album on cassette in brand new condition. I finally just got around to recording it and it came out nice. Tuesday has 10 pop-rock tunes here that are unmistakingly '80s sounding in composition, instrumentation & vocal delivery, and excellent production. I've barely listened to it yet but I will more. After studying about Tuesday I have found that she is as genuine as her character from NOES 4. Of course, she's a '70s / '80s kid like me so that rules! Her late father Baker Knight, was a talented musician and songwriter with hits as far back as the 1950's. She has been in tv & film since her debut, and performs with a David Bowie tribute band these days called "Space Oddity".

Thought I'd mention she has a very successful clothing company called "Tuesday's Hip Vintage", and is friends with and has made fashion pieces for Britney Spears, Madonna, etc..

I just watched NOES 4 two nights ago as it had been awhile since I'd watched it. It's great fun and I saw it alot as a youth. One cool thing I'll mention is that Kincaid's radical dog that pisses fire in the movie is named Jason!

Here's a great, recent interview from "Icons Of Fright" with Tuesday that will show you just how cool she is. She has awesome taste in horror flicks and other stuff:
Download this album which also contains the song "Nightmare" from the hidden download link and enjoy!

Track List:
01 Out Of Control
02 Temporary Obsession
03 The Harder You Love
04 You're Gonna Need Somebody
05 Celebrate Love
06 After The Night Is Gone
07 Little By Little
08 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad (this is a Prince cover)
09 Never Too Late
10 Knowing You're There

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy FRIDAY The 13TH! I give you "Haunted Halloween: Spooky Sounds To Chill Your Bones" - 1991 from Dove Audio!

Happy FRIDAY The 13TH everyone! Here I have a quickie special trick n' treat for you on this fine evening: "Haunted Halloween: Spooky Sounds To Chill Your Bones" from 1991 from Dove Audio! I love this Halloween sound effects album! It has all of the classic synth effects and creepy sounds you'd expect. I just found this and thought I'd lost it years ago! I bought this (it's a cassette inside of a cardboard sleeve) back when it came out in 1991. I may have bought it in 1992, yet the point is that probably in 1992 is when my good bro and I Steve Daillak charged up to Chico, CA for Halloween! I think it was our first Halloween trip to Chico and before he was going to school there. We charged up in his ole speedy Toyota Celica and were a couple of wreckless youths with some unmentionable substances in the car with us. I had suggested at one point that we throw in this "Haunted Halloween" cassette I had just bought to have as background spookiness during the long drive and of course get us into the fun spirit. Side A repeats on side B so we let it go for long periods as it just replayed over and over - it isn't that long in length. At one point we were way up on some backroads after passing through Sacramento and Steve was driving like 80 mph through thick Tule fog (tooley). The fog was soo thick that we could barely see a foot in front of the car in every direction! It's like when Scooby Doo cut a donut out of the fog and ate it! The only thing visible was the two RED tail lights of a car charging fast up ahead of us, piercing through the fog like demon eyes! That's how Steve sort of navigated - the crazy mother! He may have even been going faster in the Tule fog at times. We somehow made it, and of course Chico is infamous for Halloween and that was the first of many for me there.
Steve and I still joke to this day about being lost passing through Sacramento for a bit and then in the thick fog for a long time as we were simultaneously listening and quoting parts of the demonic voice in "Haunted Halloween": "If - you - enter, this - house - you may never - come out - alivvveee..." followed by demonic laughter. We would substitute "town" & some other words in place of "house" in demonic voices and crack up.
I hope you enjoyed this little tale. Hunt for the hidden download link and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

J. Geils Band "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd" last album 1984!

Hi all I know I said I'd be around more, but this time I mean it! I've been slammed with work and that will level out a bit, but the main point is that I am digitizing some rare material to share & post for you right now!
To kick it off I have a special album for you: J. Geils Band's last album from 1984 "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd"! This album has never been released on CD except for a RARE, ultra-expensive Japanese version, so I digitized it from a brand new audio cassette.

I love the J. Geils Band, they were in some ways kinda considered the American version of the Rolling Stones, yet still way different. They have many albums from the '70s which I still need to get. Yet, they hit their global success in 1980 which was my generation as a little kid! Of course you all know the classics: "Love Stinks", "Freeze Frame", "Centerfold", etc. I think the J. Geils Band really found the perfect mix of power, pop. hip, riffs, humor, hooks, synthesizer, effects, and overall ripping & fun rock n' roll with the 1980 album "Love Stinks". Of course it just got even better with the next 1981 album "Freeze Frame", when keyboard/synthesizer wizard Seth Justman supplied the hits & nearly all of the material at that point. Each member of the band is a classic character & they all shred hard and contribute their own special flair. They still always have that unique blend of an OLDIES sound in the tunes no matter how the style is - what band gives you that?!
Unfortunately in 1983, the band's beloved frontman Peter Wolf left the group over artistic disagreements. Even though Peter Wolf rules and it sucks that he left, the genius of Seth Justman (way ahead of his time) kept the band alive for their final 1984 release "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd". Seth took over the lead vocals, and he and the rest of the band had always produced really awesome background vocals & melodies on every album anyway. I knew that Justman must have filled in admirably because he is the lead singer on their epic 1985 soundtrack theme from one of my top favorite movies of all time "FRIGHT NIGHT"!

So also, I had read some reviews that said their last album would have been a smash hit if Peter Wolf was still the frontman, and they were right! It builds on the sound that Justman had delved into on "Freeze Frame" - more elaborate synths, time signatures, creativity, and overall heightened sound & production. They broke up in 1985, and I guess that being without your main frontman can take some great bands down even if they still rule and have all of the other original members (they have reunited for some shows in the last few years so that's cool!). But "You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd" was a kickass swan song and is just as good as anything else! Check out the song title "Californicatin' ", sound familiar? I just digitzed this album this weekend so I'm excited to share it with all of you being it's still so new to me! Search for the hidden download link and enjoy my friends! PLAY IT LOUD!
Track listing:
1. Concealed Weapons
2. Heavy Petting
3. Wasted Youth
4. Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe
5. Tell 'Em, Jonesy
6. You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd
7. The Bite from Inside
8. Californicatin'
9. I Will Carry You Home

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space from 1967!

Hi folks! I am sorry for not being around more - I've been slammed with work & the move of our business to a new location! I promise to post at least once every week & 1/2 or so. I hope you all have enjoyed my last post of the phenomenal 1990 punk album by Rat Pack - I know Evan did!
Well here we go, it's Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space from 1967!
This is just an all around awesome album from the fun & interesting Leonard Nimoy. Excellent narrative, singing, and the music is fantastic! Of course I love & grew up with the ORIGINAL STAR TREK (new generation was lame except for Picard). Just like the show, you get really cool wisdom & creativity from Nimoy & Mr. Spock all rolled into one! We also get a version of the theme song from the awesome "Mission Impossible" TV show that Nimoy co-starred on as well.
Here's a review:"The original sixties classic, "Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space" is perhaps the most sought after Nimoy album. Like a piece of fine blue cheese, thirty years have added another dimension to this remarkable debut.
Under the strict creative control of Paramount, the album includes marvellously camp big-beat versions of the "Theme from Star Trek", "Beyond Antares" and of course the "Theme to Mission Impossible", all without any visible input from
Mr. Nimoy
. Tasteful covers such as "Music to Watch Space Girls By" add substance to the instrumental section of the album.
In lieu of a theremin or similar electronic instrument, the Star Trek instrumentals feature a screaming reverb-laden combo organ with all vibrato switches "set to stun". Musical accompaniment is provided by a
Ventures style surf group with a liberal supply of thetamine .

If "Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy" is the White Album of Star Trek recordings, this is Sargeant Pepper. Stand-out tracks include "Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth" (Spock addressing a conference of "little green men"), "Alien" (a poignant cry against prejudice on behalf of Vulcan visitors to Earth) and "Visit to a Sad Planet" (where Spock visits the Earth after a nuclear holocaust in seeming ignorance of earlier Star Trek time-travel plots).
The album also features "Where Is Love?" from "Oliver", & a cover of Weill's "Lost in the Stars". (Fans of Kurt Weill broadway recordings of the 50's and 60's will appreciate what exceptionally tough competition Nimoy faces for this honor).
Worth the extortionate collectors' prices as one of the greatest party records of all time."

This can be rare to find & super expensive, so get it now! You'll love this album. This is way ahead of its' time, just like Gene Roddenberry's amazing vehicle of morality, wisdom, science, and the glorius unknown! Search for the hidden download link & enjoy!

01. Theme From "Star Trek" - (from the TV series "Star Trek")
02. Alien
03. Where Is Love? - (from "Oliver")
04. Music To Watch Space Girls By
05. Beyond Antares - (from the TV series "Star Trek")
06. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Earth
07. Mission Impossible - (from the TV series "Mission Impossible")
08. Lost In The Stars
09. Where No Man Has Gone Before - (from the TV series "Star Trek")
10. You Are Not Alone
11. A Visit To A Sad Planet
12. Highly Illogical
13. The Difference Between Us
14. Once I Smiled
15. Spock Thoughts
16. By Myself
17. Follow Your Star
18. Amphibious Assault

Monday, March 3, 2008

RAT PACK self titled, full-length punk rock L.P. from 1990

A very special treat for you is a very rare gem of a stellar punk rock album. This is the self titled 1990 L.P. from one of the best Southern California NARDCORE punk bands: RAT PACK from Santa Barbara. They were one of the best Mystic Records Label bands, and they had a few singles & a couple of 7" e.p.s starting in 1984. All of their material rules, which I have, yet this self titled full-length release from 1990 is the one you gotta hear. Even folks that are
afraid of the moniker "punk rock" must remember, that's just the "genre" that certain rock n' roll bands or albums fall under. Most great punk bands sound completely different from each other with their own unique sounds, styles, and most importantly, song writing. Black Flag, Dr. Know, Agression, Dead Kennedys, R.K.L., Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Mistfits, Ramones, Iggy Pop, Subhumans, Flower Leperds, Adolescents, etc. sound nothing like each other. They can't just be labeled "punk" bands, because they all have their own styles & sounds.

"In 1984, RAT PACK singer/founder Matt Ratt was covering the vocal duties for R.K.L., while singer Jason Sears was away on "medical leave". During this time R.K.L. was signed on to record for the now infamous "NARDCORE" album on Mystic Records. Just prior to recording, Jason returned from his leave of absense. So left with the dilema of an album to record, and suddenly no band, Matt was told to throw something together quickly and record for the album anyway. So after a few rehearsals with Chris Rest and Alpo D.(borrowed from R.K.L.) Dave Casillas from STALAG 13 and Mike Torres from NARTHEX STRUCTURE, RAT PACK was born! Although originaly only meant to be a recording project for the NARDCORE album, RAT PACK ended up doing three records for Mystic, 1985's self titled 7", 1987's "Ice Cream Acid and Cigarettes" 7" and 1990's self titled full length Lp. Through the years RAT PACK has gone through long periods of hibernation, with many line up changes...people that have played in and recorded with RAT PACK include current and former members of bands such as NOFX, SOCIAL DISTORTION, STALAG 13, THE ADOLESCENTS, D.I., SUGAR CULT, HOLLYWOOD HATE, FOO FIGHTERS, LAG WAGON, R.K.L., NO USE FOR A NAME, and ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMME'S."

Rat Pack 1990 lineup (Winnebago pic left to right):
Sean E. Vader - Drums
M.j.p.- Bass
Thirsty Al the III (Alpo) - Vocals, Guitar
Matt Ratt - Vocals, Guitar
While Rat Pack is a punk band, this album has amazing hooks, riffs & heavy fun time melodic tunes & GREAT SONGWRITING that should have been on every radio station in the U.S.A. in 1990. But, a low-budget band like this never got on the radio. YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THIS, YOU & EVEN YOUR GIRLFRIEND WILL LOVE IT! Search for the hidden download link and enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Congratulations to my NEW YORK GIANTS Superbowl XLII 2007 Champions!

Congratulations to my NEW YORK GIANTS Superbowl XLII 2007 Champions! I am finally writing this follow-up blog post after the Supebowl. What an amazing cinderella finish, it just kept getting more amazing as the latter weeks passed. Most folks are saying that the Eli to Tyree play was the best in Superbowl history, and I must agree as far as what I have watched! Eli drove me and everyone crazy all year long as usual, until the kid stepped up big time right before the playoffs and never looked back! What a special player he turned into huh, it does take time. I think this confidence will make Eli an elite NFL quarterback from now on.
I still can hardly believe that out of 32 NFL teams, my team won Superbowl XLII!
I am very happy for Eli, Strahan & the whole D, running backs, Toomer & the receivers, all of the stellar rookies, Tom Coughlin & all the coaches, and just the whole team! No one can ever take it away from them... BRAVO!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


No one thought it would happen, even myself, but the N.Y. Giants are going to face the N.E. Patriots in SUPERBOWL XLII! Brett Favre is my favorite all-time QB and it's too bad the story ended but hey. Also, I have loved everything that the Patriots have done this year. Randy Moss is the man on & off the field & I'm not a Brady hater like everyone else, I'm glad he broke the NFL single-season record with 50 tds. Like all of the coaches and commentators say, if you don't like the Patriots staying in to score tds, do something about it. End of conversation.
I had a good feeling about the Giants draft picks this season, and they sure paid off! Ahmad Bradshaw, Aaron Ross, Kevin Boss, Steve Smith, etc. I feel that Bradshaw is a huge reason why they're going to the Superbowl.

Most people have been against & doubted the Giants all season, and now that they knocked off the only team in the NFL that I hate - the Cowboys, and beat the Packers, everyone has to shut their traps. The Giants broke the single season record of 10 straight road wins - that's incredible! Eli has been frustrating for me to deal with, but he's done well and now he's in the big show.
Osi, Strahan, Jacobs, Plaxico, Toomer, all the DBs, etc. have been stellar!

Props to Eli, Peyton's sittin' on the couch! Congratulations N.Y. Giants, time to dance with destiny and beat the Patriots!