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MIKE ALVAREZ (45) 1985

Mike Alvarez: Electric guitars, lead vocal.

Larry Seaman: Rhythm guitar.

Eric Stephens:  Bass guitar and backup vocal.

Mike Buck:  Drums and percussions.

This is Mike Alvarez's first

solo recording after the 1984

end of Max and the Makeups.

Released on Not Records Tapes,

this 45 vinyl single and music

video were highly acclaimed in 1985.

Cover art by Shirley Staples. Disc

art by Paul Sabal.

"A $30 record in twenty years so buy it now"

Ken Barnes, Creem Magazine, 1985.  Editor's

note: Ken was close. As of today, this record

is selling at $26.  Click Here

To listen to songs and view video

see below.

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1.   The Night I Watched You Sleep (M. Alvarez) 2:56

2.   Orphan Aged (M. Alvarez) 2:54

Click HERE to view the Kevin West music video,

"The Night I Watched You Sleep".Click the link below

to watch music video

The Night I Watched You Sleep

Directed by Kevin L. West

All songs © Not Records Tapes (ASCAP).

Produced by Mike Alvarez for

Not Records Tapes, Los Angeles, CA.

 

THE MUSIC ON THE FOLLOWING EP IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOADING AND LISTENING.  TO ORDER THE ORIGINAL ISSUE EP CASSETTE, CLICK ORDER.

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"PROCESS" (ep) 1987

          This 1987 8-track recording by

          Schuyler Hupp was planned as a

          preproduction for Mike Alvarez's

          follow-up to his 1985 hit single

          and video "The Night I Watched

          You Sleep".  When Roky Erickson

          stepped in the studio to play lead

          guitar on Erickson's contribution

          to Process, "Hungry For Your Love",

          Alvarez released the ep on cassette

          to little Austin fanfare, despite the

          presence of at the time, an extremely

          reclusive Erickson.  Cover art was

          created by "Eybeam" creator and

          comic strip master Sam Hurt. 

          Genre: "sock-o-delic".

          Mike Alvarez:  Guitars and vocals.

          Roky Erickson:  Guitar solo on "Hungry For Your Love".

          Schuyler Hupp:  Acoustic guitar solo on "Marcia Lo Aton".

 

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      1.  All Day All Night (M. Alvarez)

      2.  Unbeing House (M. Alvarez)

      3.  Hungry For Your Love (R. K. Erickson)

      4.  Marcia Lo Aton (M. Alvarez)

           All songs © Not Records Tapes (ASCAP)

           except "Hungry For Your Love",

           © Roky Erickson Music (ASCAP).

           Produced by Mike Alvarez for

           Not Records Tapes, Los Angeles, CA.

 

      THE MUSIC ON THE FOLLOWING EP IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOADING AND               LISTENING.  FOR ANY COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT, CONTACT

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          "LOVE"  (ep)  1993

          Mike Alvarez and The Cricket Eaters

          Recorded at Austin's Music

          Lane Studios in 1992 and 1993,

          this 16-track recording features

          drum lord Mike Buck (Fabulous

          Thunderbirds, The LeRoi Brothers)

          and Austin music figure, the late,

          great, Byron Scott on bass. 

          Cover art by Brad Massingale.

          Note:  Brad's rose in the ep cover

          above is eating a cricket.

          Mike Alvarez: Guitars, vocals.

          Byron Scott: Bass guitar, backing

          vocals on "Love".

          Mike Buck: Drums and percussion.

          Supervising Engineer: Wayne Gaithwright.

          Recorded at Music Lane Studios, Austin, Texas

          Produced by Mike Alvarez for Not

          Records Tapes, Los Angeles, CA.

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          1.  Love (M. Alvarez) 3:50

          2.  On The Beach (M. Alvarez) 2:09

          3.  Rebecca Take Me Away (M. Alvarez/K. Jones) 4:22

          4.  You Can Love Me Too (M. Alvarez/K. Jones) 3:16

    

          All songs © Not Records Tapes (ASCAP).

          Produced by Mike Alvarez for Not

          Records Tapes, Los Angeles, CA.

 

THE MUSIC ON THE FOLLOWING LP IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOADING AND LISTENING.  TO ORDER THE CD, CLICK ORDER.   FOR ANY COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT, CONTACT NOT RECORDS TAPES.

 

          "SOUNDS OF EVERYWHERE"

          (LP) 2001

Headed by Mike Alvarez, Head Shop

played in the Los Angeles area from

2000 to 2006.

Mike Alvarez: Guitars and vocals.

Matt Jansky:  Guitars and vocals.

Bill Dumas:  Drums, percussion, backup vocals.

Joe Gilroy: Bass guitar.

Recorded in Bill's garage in 2001. 

Mixed by Derek Vanderhorst.

Produced by Mike Alvarez and Matt Jansky.

for Not Records Tapes, Los Angeles, CA.

All songs © Not Records Tapes (ASCAP).

except tracks 3, 7, and 9.

Produced by Mike Alvarez and Matt Jansky

for Not Records Tapes, Los Angeles, CA.

***SUPERCHAGED 60s PSYCHEDELIC
***SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY TEXACALA JONES
***STRONG 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS INFLUENCE

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1. Top of My Line (M. Alvarez/K. Jones) 3:11
2. Prairie Rose (M. Alvarez/C. Buck) 3:15
3. Don't Fall Down (R. K. Erickson/T. Hall) 2:54
4. The Bridge (M. Alvarez/K. Jones) 1:39
5. Unbeing House (M. Alvarez) 4:12
6. All Day All Night (M. Alvarez) 2:07
7. I'll Come For You (M. Jansky) 3:23
8. Love (M. Alvarez) 5:25
9. 'stopyourbellyachin' (J. Gilroy) 0:20

 

Click here to view video Don't Fall Down

Produced and directed by Mike Alvarez

 

    THE MUSIC ON THE FOLLOWING EP IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOADING AND               LISTENING.  FOR ANY COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT, CONTACT

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BISMEAUX SESSIONS

          (ep) 2002

          Recorded in November of 2002, Alvarez

          dropped in to Austin's Bismeaux Studios

          to record 4 songs. Players accompanying

          Alvarez on these sessions are as good

          as it gets.  Painting of Marie Antoinette.

          Mike Alvarez: Guitars and lead vocals.

          Bruce Hughes:  Bass guitar.

          Jonie Hell:  Drums.

          Dickie Lee Erwin: Banjo on  "The Gospel Song".

          Scott Blesener:  Violin on "The Gospel Song",

          and "You Don't Know".

          Texacala Jones:  Backup vocals on "The Gospel Song", "Hungry

          For Love" and "You Don't Know".

          Ken Jones:  Piano solo on "Top of My Line".

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        1.     The Gospel Song (M. Alvarez/K. Jones) 2:52

        2.     Top of My Line (M. Alvarez/K. Jones) 3:21

        3.     Hungry For Your Love (R. K. Erickson) 2:32

        4.     You Don't Know (John St. Powell) 3:15

          All Songs © Not Records Tapes (ASCAP)

          except "Hungry For Your Love"

          © Roky Erickson Music (ASCAP)

          and "You Don't Know" 

          © Charlie Records (U. K.).

          Produced by Mike Alvarez

          for Not Records Tapes, Los

          Angeles, CA.

THE MUSIC ON THE FOLLOWING BONUS TRACK IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOADING AND LISTENING. FOR ANY COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT, CONTACT

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           Only She (Can Make Her Happy) 

           Bonus Track (2002)

           Recorded in 2002, a barrage of tracks

           written by Mike Alvarez and assembled

           by Matt Jansky.

          Mike Alvarez:  Vocals and lead guitar.

          Matt Jansky:  Guitar and backup vocal.

          Bill Dumas:  Drums.

          Jonie Hell:  Bass guitar. 

          Final track recording and final mix by John Lusitana.

         

       

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       Only She (Can Make Her Happy)

       (M. Alvarez, M. Jansky, L. Smith)

            © Not Records Tapes/NRT Music Publishing (ASCAP).

          THE MUSIC ON THE FOLLOWING LP IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOADING AND LISTENING. FOR A PREVIEW OF THE 3D DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THEMAKING OF THE ALBUM, CLICK HERE.  TO ORDER THE CD, CLICK ORDER.   TO ORDER THE 3-D DOCUMENTARY AT AMAZON, CLICK HERE.

 

         

         " 2324" (LP) 2006

          On April 23 and 24th of 2005,

          Mike Alvarez set out to celebrate

          his 35 years in the music business

          by writing and recording a full-length,

         10-song LP in two days, recording

          on a 20-year old Fostex 8-track

         1/4" reel-to-reel. Much of the

         project was filmed in 3-D by film

         maker Tom Koester

         The 3-D documentary "2324":

         The Making of an Underground

         Rock Album" is now available. 

         Click here for Documentary Promo

         preview.

         Alvarez says, "the project was

         tough, recorded on antiquated

         equipment, but I think most of

         the songs stand for themselves

         and hold their own.  My long-time

         friends and long-time music

         collaborators came together

         for me resulting in a record

         I'm proud of."

         Special guests include Jonie Hell,

         Bruce Hughes, Matt Jansky,

         Suki Fujioka, Bill Dumas,

         John Lusitana, Bill Rehn,

         Ken Jones, Mark Sabatini.

        

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     1.    Mambo Sun (M. Bolan) 3:23

     2.    Peace (M. Alvarez) 2:26

     3.    Woman (M. Alvarez) 3:58

     4.    Destiny (M. Alvarez) 4:47

     5.    She Comes and She Goes (M. Alvarez) 3:14

     6.    Tape (Alvarez, Jones, Jansky, Dumas, Howard) 6:13

     7.    Les Paul (M. Alvarez, J. Lusitana) 3:13

     8.    Tell Me (M. Alvarez) 3:35

     9.    Round and Around (M. Alvarez)  1:54

     10.  Take Mary Home to N. Y. (Alvarez, Jansky, Fujioka)    2:37

        

     All songs © Not Records Tapes/NRT Music Publishing (ASCAP)

         except "Mambo Sun" ©Warner Bros. Records.

 

THE MUSIC ON THE FOLLOWING BONUS TRACK IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOADING AND LISTENING. FOR ANY COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT, CONTACT

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Yes It's Good (ep) 2010

Released in 2010, this

4-song EP features guest

artists Lisa Gamache &

Jonie Hell, former band

mates from Max & The

Makeups, Ron Schafer

(F.Y.C.K., formerly S.O.S.

and Schuyler Hupp on bass.. 

Cover art by Angela Duncan.

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1. Yes It's Good (M. Alvarez)

2. Head (M. Alvarez, J. Lusitana, K. Jones)

3. Bless You (M. Alvarez)

4. Speak My Peace (M. Alvarez, K. Jones)

 All songs © Not Records Tapes/NRT Music Publishing (ASCAP).

 

 

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