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11.2.10

Al Simones - Balloom Ride (1999)

Something for (another raw) change
Neo psych, fuzzed out tunes, folk n poppy space tunes.
Pay attention to the monster track: "The way she smiles"
=)
Initial gallops from the Mutant stables on dec 13 2007.
Now available again here!
By popular demand...

14 comments:

The Bomber said...

I think this is the first time I post something not from the 50s,60s or 70s...

Well...welcome.

Anonymous said...

wrong pw........

The Bomber said...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E07R0LMP
passw:bomber

hisp said...

these are way cool...do you have his first one?

The Bomber said...

ouuuuh yes...it will be dropped soon matesy...
;)

Anonymous said...

Al Simones used to own/run a record store called Purple Phrogg records in the incredibly small town of North Lima, OH for as long as my 25 year old ass can remember. Went there when I was little and stopped in just about everytime that I drove by. Al was a hell of a nice guy and losing that shop hit home with a lot of people who loved it/him. If you see this Al, we miss you and still wish we could buy records off of you...long live Purple Phrogg!!!!!

The Bomber said...

Hi there! welly welly well !!!
didnt know that! Im surprised...i wish i live in the states ;)

Fua...lucky are you! (never get tired of saying that!)

thanks for the info...lets hope he reads the posts or the blog!

:)

Anonymous said...

I like Enchanted Forest a lot...thanks for the chance to hear the other two!

brokensoul70 said...

I have to thank you for posting this, I was never able to score the LP and I have been searching for this for a long time now. Thank you very much.

The Bomber said...

Glad you like it!

Scott Tammaro said...

Really cool to see all this.

Years ago, after moving back up from the deep south, I drove past the Purple Phrogg a few times but it was closed & then I heard it shut down.

For years Al was always turning me & my bro onto some great stuff & was truly a great guy to talk to.

I took the photos for his 1st LP & have 2 original copies of it. It's awesome.

The Bomber said...

Fuaaaa
thats great Scott!!!
It would be great to see more pictures of that session, any available out there ??
Looked at your site and its awesome indeed!...
great shoots and a great camera you must have...
thanks for dropping by...lets keep in touch!!!

Scott Tammaro said...

The photos taken for the 1st LP were shot on BW film. While I still have the negatives, I'm currently without a BW darkroom set up or access to a film scanner to scan those negatives.

However, my younger brother, found a box of old BW prints that were long forgotten & there is one BW enlargement from the FIRST photos shoot for the 1st LP that we didn't use.

I'd be happy to send you a copy to display providing, of course, you credit me as the photographer.

Get in touch with me some how.

The Bomber said...

Ohh it would be nice...
yes of course Ill credit you as the official photographer...dont worry!
here you have an mail, plis write me or leave your here...any thing you want...

mzaprivateblog@gmail.com
:)