Overkill

Black Sugar Transmission

This re-imagining of Motorhead's deathless 1979 album Overkill was recorded in five days (May 15th to 19th) and serves
as a tribute to the dearly missed Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor. May they rest in power.

The download is free, but those who donate $15 or more will receive a free mp3 bonus track of Black Sugar Transmission's version of "Killed By Death", Motorhead's phenomenal 1984 single.

Thanks to Chris McLernon for the idea!
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  1. 1 Overkill 04:59 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Stay Clean 03:16 Info Buy
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  3. 3 (I Won't) Pay Your Price 02:49 Info Buy
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  4. 4 I'll Be Your Sister 02:33 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Capricorn 03:55 Info Buy
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  6. 6 No Class 02:43 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Damage Case 02:45 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Tear Ya Down 02:41 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Metropolis 03:09 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Limb From Limb 03:51 Info Buy
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In The City's Arms

Black Sugar Transmission

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24-track, 2-CD set.

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  1. 1 Machinegun Sun 04:58 Lyrics
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  2. 2 California Time 04:35 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Nina Simone 02:55 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Puzzle 02:31 Lyrics
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  5. 5 City Song 02:43 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Angel In Front Of Me 04:09 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Last Train 04:35 Lyrics
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  8. 8 All Yr Heroes Are Dead 02:18 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Follow The Black Car 02:49 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Every Blessing 03:55 Lyrics
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  11. 11 In The City's Arms 03:13 Lyrics
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  12. 12 Love Won't Hear You Scream 02:01 Lyrics
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  13. 13 Unknown>Familiar 02:34 Lyrics
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  14. 14 Spilling From The Wet Mouth Of Hell 02:41 Lyrics
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  15. 15 Dead on 02:22 Lyrics
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  16. 16 Your Bell Never Rang 03:26 Lyrics
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  17. 17 Fairie Spring 02:58 Lyrics
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  18. 18 Ancient Wishes 03:00 Lyrics
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  19. 19 City Song 2 02:43 Lyrics
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  20. 20 Pale Non-Souls 03:08 Lyrics
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  21. 21 Flashbulb Disease 02:17 Lyrics
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  22. 22 War Cry 02:01 Lyrics
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  23. 23 Swipe Right 03:34 Lyrics
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  24. 24 Stuck It To You 03:07 Lyrics
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Violent Muses

Black Sugar Transmission

"Andee Blacksugar makes sexy music. It’s really that simple...all of the hallmarks of Black Sugar Transmission are here – the mechanical bump and grind, synths flittering around the mix, his high keening vocals, the Vernon Reid-like guitar runs. But, like the kinky cover art, the album is concerned less about the feel of the NYC dancefloor and more the primal need for connection in a world that’s relationship with technology is complicated at best" - Color Is Its Own Reward

"...a place where ghosts and glitter truly collide. A gloomy, uber pop delivered with snot-nosed integrity at its finest. Violent Muses is dangerous and provocative. In this world there is no 'safe word'" - Music-Survival-Guide

""Violent Muses is an album of racy, thundering, Glam/Punk/Pop and based on that alone is thoroughly entertaining." - Louder Than War

"Glittery pop with a dark heart...even by the third of fourth listen you’ll be trying to work out why it works: imagine a cocktail made with ingredients that really shouldn’t complement each other, but in the end tastes like the best party you’ve ever been to." - Echoes & Dust

"...A caustically witty assessment of the underbelly present in the creative fields...the songs are again crafted so intricately, that it takes more than a few listens to absorb all the synths, buzz-saw distortion, and lurid chimes woven in." - Natalie Hamingson

"A crazy mix up of color and pizzazz with a hint of black and white traditionalism" - Royal Flush Magazine

"An irresistible bunch of songs with dark lyrics that you can dance to" - Here Comes The Flood
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  1. 1 Stripes 04:49 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Violent 02:06 Info Buy
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  3. 3 The World Is Yr Ashtray 03:39 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Hey Wildflower 03:27 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Taboo 03:18 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Between The Notes 03:33 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Solitaire 02:51 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Muses Interlude 00:49 Info Buy
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  9. 9 God Loves War 04:23 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Crave 04:09 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Watch The Windows 04:42 Info Buy
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  12. 12 AlexCafe 04:03 Info Buy
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The Glamour Pantomime

Black Sugar Transmission

The Glamour Pantomime was written and recorded between mid-October and mid-December 2012

except "Into Mortal Drains", which was written/recorded in fall of 2009
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  1. 1 Obedience 01:59 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Loud Girls on the L Train 02:37 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Synthesizer License 03:01 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Hiding in Public Spaces 03:15 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Love Is Theatre 03:19 Info Buy
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  6. 6 This Is Art 03:04 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Favourite Threat 04:34 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Scandal In Apt #3 03:21 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Careful Where You Step 03:32 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Into Mortal Drains 02:52 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Galaxies of Neon 03:52 Info Buy
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Madonna

Black Sugar Transmission

This is my interpretation of Madonna's first album; but it's also a tribute to her entire career. A love letter to Madge...
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  1. 1 Lucky Star 06:05 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Borderline 05:15 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Burning Up 03:51 Info Buy
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  4. 4 I Know It 03:35 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Holiday 06:15 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Think of Me 04:10 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Physical Attraction 05:03 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Everybody 05:27 Info Buy
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Dance Music 4 Haters

Black Sugar Transmission

"The psychedelic dance song cycle boasts hints of classics: Prince, NIN, Bowie, Todd Rundgren yet is unapologetically modern. Dance Music 4 Haters strikes a meticulous yet hypnotic balance of harmonic and rhythmic exploration and pure fist pumping entertainment value. Someone didn't give up on pop music as an actual mode of expression. The beautifully eclectic vocal production illustrates these heartfelt songs peppered with just the right amount of smart ass babble. Of course, there's the encyclopedia of guitar textures with a hint of scene stealing gymnastics." - Charles Nieland, Her Vanished Grace

"GENIUS!" - Vernon Reid.

"Dance Music 4 Haters by Black Sugar Transmission is sinister – a dance-y, sexy, grind of guitars with a sparkly injection of electronic bell sounds, digital crunch, and a mix of both schizophrenic mania and definitive direction. You can hear the band’s pop punk electro-pop influences, but you don’t care about them because they’ve taken what’s come before and made it their own with wicked smart ass swagger." - 12 Questions

"Fist-pumping, melodic and highly destructive dance-rock" - David Adler, Philadelphia Inquirer

"If you wanted to know what would happen if you put the 1991 Lollapalooza lineup all in one band, this might be a good estimate." - Muscles Were Invented By Communists

Over the course of Black Sugar Transmission's four-year existence, the postpunk electro-pop outfit has always strained at the limitations of genre tags. Equal parts jagged new wave, power pop harmony, metallic muscle, glammy swagger and techno-gasmic sound design, BST lives on its own singular piece of musical real estate.

Dance Music 4 Haters, the Brooklyn-based initiative's third proper album release, collects on the more beat-driven, dance-floor-bound moments of this four-year period. As the title suggests, DM4H is dance music for folks who don't necessarily identify as dancers. It's rock and roll for techno-heads. It's punky, yet immaculately rendered electronic pop music bathed in the fractured light of a kicked-in disco ball.

Buy the full album and you get five exclusive BST bonus tracks: "Girls Gone Wild (Bleary-Eyed Mix)", "Miserylou (Backside Suicide Mix feat. Patti Rothberg)", "Don't Give Up on Giving In (Underneath the Whip Mix)", "Rally 'Round the Queen (Highball Mix)" and "You Should Be Dancing", an absolutely face-melting cover of the BEE GEES classic featuring Chris Hall on lead vocals.
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  1. 1 Why Don't Ya Tell Me? 03:26 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Fresh Out of Heart & Soul 03:27 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Volume Up 02:45 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Catalano 03:06 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Get Plugged In 02:15 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Sweet Mortality 03:08 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Happiness Is Just Cosmetic 02:29 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Tangled In It 02:47 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Kick & Tambourine 02:29 Info Buy
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  10. 10 You're A Heart Attack 02:57 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Submission 02:43 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Rally 'Round the Queen 03:53 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Everything You're Not/Luminesce 05:48 Info Buy
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USE IT

Black Sugar Transmission

Brooklyn-based dance-rock trio Black Sugar Transmission's 2009 release Use It features not only the contributions of bandmembers Matt Farley (drums, vocals), Devlin Goldberg (vocals, percussion, glockenspiel) and Andee Blacksugar (vocals, guitars, programming), but also those of an eclectic array of five-star guest musos: Dug Pinnick of the universally revered King's X, New York's poetic pop princess Patti Rothberg, trash rocker Acey Slade (Murderdolls, Dope) and the unstoppable and iconoclastic Vernon Reid, guitarist and leader of Living Colour.

Those names may look strange together on paper, but in fact the wide stylistic variety represented by the aforementioned artists speaks to the eclecticism of the band itself. Inspired by fearless genre-devouring artists like Prince, The Cure, Led Zeppelin and Faith No More, BST songwriter Andee filters the daredevil performance aspect of heavy rock, the songcraft and vocal harmonies of power pop and the dancefloor rush of electro through his own, heavily stylized sensibility.


When Vernon Reid burns through a characteristically unpredictable avant/metal solo over the minimalist Prince ode "Use It", it makes exactly as much sense as Patti Rothberg's winsome duet with Andee (which plays like Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in an alternate dancefloor universe) in "Miserylou".

And while Acey Slade sounds perfectly at home spitting out verse three of the venomous hard electro manifesto "I Dare You" (which would make Xtrmntr-era Primal Scream proud!), only Dug Pinnick could step up to the mic in a song based almost entirely of scratchy orchestral samples (the epic "Runnin' Like a Dog") and turn it into hair-raisingly heartfelt moment of pure blues honesty.

The opening salvo "Sing Me a Sign" is Black Sugar Transmission's clarion call; in a shimmering wash of laser light and disco smoke, it lays all of the band's calling cards on the table: lush harmonies, hard-hitting instrumentation (with a nuclear-strength guitar solo) and glittering soundesign. "Viva", meanwhile, features co-lead vocals by Devlin and Andee and, riding an impossibly funky groove, paints the bewitching character sketch of an apocryphal downtown lolita.

Entirely self-produced, Use It represents the forward motion of a New York band bent on style, self-reliance and celebration.
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BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION

Black Sugar Transmission

The first album by Black Sugar Transmission is mainly a solo affair, with Andee doing most of the work (excepting the drum tracks for "Bangin' the Door" and "Dressed and Desperate", which were played by Matt Farley [BULLY] and Jerry Gaskill [KING'S X], respectively). It consists of material Andee wrote in the spring of 2007, as well as a few faves from the pOp*stAr*kiDs era ("Kiss the Ground", "Girls Gone Wild").

"Killing! BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION rocks more with each listen" -- Vernon Reid

"Andee spikes his hair like Daniel Ash but can be as refined as Peter Murphy" -- Tris McCall

"If you wanted to know what would happen if you put the 1991 Lollapalooza lineup all in one band, this might be a good estimate." - Muscles Were Invented By Communists

"the future of rock and roll" -- Nuno Bettencourt

The BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION debut CD has enjoyed heavy radio play at college stations (over 70) throughout North America.
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  1. 1 Shock My Blood Into the Bitter Sun 02:48 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Bangin' the Door 02:13 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Slide 04:00 Info Buy
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  4. 4 The Burning Wreck of Love 03:22 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Gotta Be on Top of Me 03:51 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Kiss the Ground 02:54 Info Buy
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  7. 7 This Is the Night 03:40 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Wind It Up 02:39 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Girls Gone Wild 02:51 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Nine Butterflies 02:22 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Dressed and Desperate 04:07 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Mary Jane Child Interlude 00:56 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Losing My Mind 02:48 Info Buy
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