Hotcha's Calypso Now Label

October 14, 2010

Parocktikum Wiki

Filed under: deutsche Postings — Tags: , — Hotcha @ 11:30 am

Es war hier im Blog schon mehrfach die Rede von Musik aus der DDR. Es gibt sogar einen Tag dazu. Hier nun ein Link zum Wiki von Parocktikum – stundenlang kannst da lesen!

Erst heute erfahre ich durch die BuePre (hahaha, vergessener U-Jargon!!) vom besten Schweizer Musikblog ueberhaupt, leider liegt er in Zuerich, aber vielleicht kommt’s ja trotzdem mal da vorbei: http://www.goodbadmusic.com/. Stundenlang kannst da lesen! Und da gibt’s offenbar auch eine Sozz-Single zum Download, falls ihr Computer habt.

October 10, 2010

Anticommunist Folk Rock

Filed under: Free MP3 Download — Hotcha @ 8:55 am


This is Janet Greene, she also goes by the name of Anti-Baez. But while Joan Baez, despite her very good intentions, is just unlistenable, this does not go for Ms. Green. The picture above shows her LP of the 80′s, which was not political at all, unfortunately, I’d say. Because she really reaches poetic heights with lines like

Communism is on his rise
and Satan has a new disguise

(in Commie Lies, 1964)

I’m just listening to the tune here at Conelrad, where you can find more of this stuff, also the fantastic Dawn Of Correction by The Spokesmen (unfortunately only the story, not the song). I did not have the time to go through the complete site, but there might be some more gems hidden there.

October 9, 2010

Download cassettes from the 80′s for free here

Filed under: Free MP3 Download — Tags: — Hotcha @ 11:01 pm

I was just about to record the Music For Midgets tape catalogue to MP3 for download here on the blog, when I thought about checking if I haven’t done the job already. Matter of fact, it turned out I’ve uploaded it such a long time ago I forgot all about it. Ok, here you can get it: http://www.calypsonow.ch/catalogue/tag/music-for-midgets/.

I also created a blog category “Free MP3 Download” for you to find all my postings where I’ve put some music on, 18 of them up to now, must be a whole day of listening pleasure for you. Use the link, who knows for how long I can use that much server space for free music.

October 3, 2010

Calypso Now: Comeback of the cassette label!

Filed under: Catalogue,Our shop — Tags: , , — Hotcha @ 10:44 am

Well, you may call me foolish, old fashioned, die hard, brain dead or whatever, but I had to do it, the time is right, my tape deck is up and running, the Calypso Now label is back again!

It took me a year to unpack most of my boxes, where I found quite some rarities from the early 80′s on, those are now added to the Discogs database (well, 2/3 actually). But more important: I found several dozens of archive copies of Calypso Now releases from 83 to 88, plus leftovers from the later tapes, and most of the master tapes. So, what to do with them?

Here’s what: Archive tapes are and will be sold on the Discogs marketplace, where I also sell items from my collection – have to get rid of a lot, it’s taking up more space than I can afford. The offer is constantly changing, so make sure to check it out at least once a month, these tapes may never come your way again, who knows, a lot has been lost and thrown when people moved or married. I might be one of the few exceptions to this.

I’m also reissuing some tapes from the 80′s again, some that were important, some of my all time favorites, some that got overlooked when they came out, some that the world has been waiting for. And there will definitely be new releases as well. And they will be on cassette.

I came across this above mention of Calypso Now in the Out Of Depression magazine of 1988, it seems I released 1700 cassettes in 5 years. This is not a lot, because this was for 200 different releases, so you can imagine that some sold very very few, less than 10 copies. Cassettes were for the very refined taste then, as they are now, you’ll agree.

Just one thing: Do not wait 5 years to order, who knows how long I will be able to do this, it get’s harder and harder to find the raw material that I’m looking for. Plus, I’ll gonna be 60 next year (ouch!).

First reissues


The Soft Touch

International Compilation with Baby Jail from Zurich, Christoph Fringeli (Flowers Of Evil) from Basel and international left field stuff, really great! – 12

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