Just for the hell of it, last night I visited Ubupopland, the host of one of the song files. Holy shit, talk about a detour. It's someone who's selling records, most of which are from people you never heard of, from a some foreign country you'll never go to, and are songs that you may never hear again. All sorts of oddballs in all sorts of hipster genres specific to the sixties and seventies. There's tons of song samples, most of which are about two minutes long. Lest you think they aren't mix worthy, they're largely of short songs anyway, and they fade out, so it's not jarring. I've been bugging out over there for a while, so Ill just leave you with one. (I actually found the entire song elsewhere, so that's what is linked below.)
This is a good one, for a number of reasons, but let me back up. Another cool thing about Ubupopland is the descriptions of the bands and records. Gems like "Killer Indo freakbeat garage EP", "US Garage Soul Psych LP" and "French Female Yéyé Popcorn EP". Of course you're gonna click to hear the samples. And the lengthier descriptions are a hoot. This is the one that I had to hear, a song by Françoise Hardy, the description, "Hardy Jimmy Page Fuzz 1st French recording. Je n'attends plus personne + 3 Orig 1964 EP on French Vogue. 1st Fuzz recording in France, with J.Page acting undercover!" It's just one compact description in stunted English after another, some funny, some clever and some dead on. A warning: because there's so damn many of them, and most with picture sleeves, it will eat a chunk of time. But because they're short, so it's perfect for intermittent dabbling. Bookmark the sucker.
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