Welcome To The Curios

The Curios have been gathered from near and far. They may be common-as-muck or one-of-a-kind. They may be worth a pretty penny or a dime-a-dozen. They may be horrifying, captivating, loathsome, or scintillating.

Whatever the cause of their creation, hopefully they bring enjoyment to someone out there.


The Dead Trilogy

Reposted from my old blog, Champignons for My Real Friends...:

About The Dead Trilogy:

In 2001-2002, I had completed three songs that I wanted to release. Not wanting to release an EP, I thought I'd ask various friends if they could remix the originals, by providing them with the individual bits n' pieces that I used to make the originals. The remixers never heard the originals and were allowed to do whatever they wanted to do. The only thing I told them about the songs was that they were very loosely based around the concept of 'Night' (Force of Fear), 'Dawn' (Sunrise) and 'Day' (Wake Up!), and obviously referencing the original George A Romero 'Dead' films.

Eventually I received all of the submissions and compiled them onto two discs. Then numerous factors conspired to delay the release (poverty, third-rate computer equipment, laziness) and the compilation was essentially lost. After discovering it again recently, and re-listening to it, I think it still sounds great and people deserve to hear it.

Thanks to the artists that contributed:

Barbarian Rep., Belittle League, Blanche Devereaux & the Miserable Whores, Groverling, Home for the Def, Horrahedd, Matt's Little Brother, Matte Black, No Through Road, Onaka, Spencer Webb and Toit.

And especially those that don't even know they did. These unknowing participants include:

Siouxsie & The Banshees, Danny Elfman, Einsturzende Neubauten, Front 242, New Order, Faith No More, Buzzcocks, The Easybeats, Public Enemy, Pop Will Eat Itself, Aaliyah & Timbaland, and the composers of the following TV themes: Gimme A Break, The Muppets, Unsolved Mysteries. There are probably more.

Extra special thanks to Vincent Price and George A Romero.

The Dead Trilogy


-Ringo Stalin


No Through Road - Winner.

Adelaide's No Through Road write superb rock tracks; not overly pompous or bombastic but they're definitely not dumb 3-chord wonders. They're not affected by passing trends nor are they stuck in a limiting comfort zone. This is that good kind of rock: timeless, smart, interesting, engaging and fun.

Catch a NTR live show and you will find finely crafted songs, infectious energy, and most likely a good deal of friendly heckling, be it crowd/band, band/band and sometimes even crowd/crowd.

From 'Winner.' - No Through Road - Party To Survive.mp3

A VERY old track, back when No Through Road was just Matt Banham's solo project: No Through Road - Waiting To Die.mp3

And an older video, for 'I Want You':

Both videos directed by Steve Banham.

'Winner.' is being launched at Winnerfest, Details below.


No Through Road website
No Through Road MySpace



Random Selection

(screencap taken from ninemsn.com.au, 5pm, 15 April 2009.)

Bryan Ferry & Antony - Lowlands Low (buy)

American Music Club - Johnny Mathis' Feet (from the out-of-print album 'Mercury')

Warren Zevon - They Moved The Moon (buy)

Hurra Torpedo - Total Eclipse of the Heart (more)

Madness ftg Ian Dury - Drip Fed Fred (buy)

D-Sisive ftg Tom Waits - Ambulance (more)

Geto Boys - Scarface (buy)

G3RST - Fallin' to Skaville (Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul/The Ethiopians mashup) (more)

BONUS: Hurra Torpedo - Total Eclipse, live on Lille lørdag, aired in 1995.

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