Up first: A great clip from Basokin forwarded to me from the Ex's Andy Moor who excitedly told me about having seen this ensemble play live the night before. If this group's electric sound reminds you a bit of Konono No. 1, it's with good reason: this eastern Kansai ensemble was featured on Crammed Discs Congotronics 2 compilation a couple of years back contributing some of the more standout music. This stuff is sure to also appeal to the same avant/rock types who dug Konono, the latter half of this particular piece locks right into to a dazzling repetetive groove that could go right up against something from Terry Riley's All Night Flight. Next: 1985 lunacy from New Zealand's Axemen, a band I don't quite know how to describe the brilliance of in any other way than to mention that their My Space page proudly sports love for the Fall, Michael Jackson, Grandmaster Flash, and the Pop Group and that might give you a clue to their dementia. And finally, two blasts of eccentric Brit past: Rustic Hinge were somewhat related to Arthur Brown and High Tide, and of course John Peel loved 'em. This live clip is definitely rolling around with some Van Vliet-friendly hogs in a similar mudpit as was BiG Grunt (fourth). What can be said about Bonzo Dog Band genius, the late Vivian Stanshall, or someone who would title a song "11 Mustachioed Daughters." The vid quality is sketchy, sorry, and apparently their recorded output is nil (though of course they did a Peel Session languishing in some vault with an allegedly unreleased LP), but some real outsider rock history going on here.