Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Toasters (Stuck On You Single)

a repost, by request, originally posted 6/03/11, new rips and scans.
   The Toasters were from LA California. They formed in 1979, and I'm pretty sure this was their only single. They also had a great track on "Waves" a comp from Bomp Records, that I included for your listening pleasure. I read in 1982, they recorded a demo for RCA Records. Unfortunately, they weren't picked up; and a year or two later, they disbanded. If anyone has a copy of the Demo, I'd love to hear it.

Line up -

Mark Lee - Keyboards, Lead Vocals
Bruce Kaplan - Guitars
Marc Navez - Bass, and Vocals
David Doolittle - Drums

Bagel Records 1979

1. Stuck On You
2. Baby's On The Rag
3. Teenage Tease

♫♫♫...I Ain't That Easily Amused...♫♫♫

That Hideous Strength (We Don't Drive We Time Travel E.P.)

 a repost by request, originally posted 9/02/11, new rips and scans.
   That Hideous Strength were a three piece from Brooklyn N.Y. I couldn't find much info on the band. They did release another single; But I don't remember ever hearing it. I'm not sure whether, or not this record was actually meant to be taken seriously but in my opinion, More Powerful Than A Steaming Locomotive, is pretty great and definitely the winner.

Band Members Were:

Roy Wagner - (Guitars, and Vocals)
Mike Ober - (Guitars And Vocals) I found this page with a little bit on Mike.
Harry Britwar - (Bass, and Vocals)
Rodney Smith - (He's Listed, as the designated Drummer; I'm not sure if he was really part of the group?)

Aware Records 1977

1. A Night At The Space Opera
2. They Call Me Energy
3. More Powerful Than A Steaming Locomotive

♫♫♫...I Don't Think I can Boogie Tonight...♫♫♫

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Shout (I Won't Be There Single)

a repost by request, originally posted 11/16/10, new rip and scans, Enjoy.
  The Shout were based out of Harrisburg P.A. . They released just one single, as well as a track on The Rebel Kind Comp. I included it for your listening pleasure, it has more of a garage feel to it.

Line Up -

Jim Gordon - Bass and Lead Vocals
Dan Kibler - Guitar and Vocals
Lisa Partchy - Keyboards
Scott Van Bretz - Drums

Sounds Interesting Records 1982-83

1. I Won't Be There
2. Sha-Day-La-Day
3. From Here

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DV8 (Learn To Say Goodbye)

DV8 were a short lived Chicago three piece that were around in the early Eighties. Far as I know this was their only record. After DV8 parted, Eric Spicer moved on to play drums for Naked Raygun.

Line Up -

Lorin Klugman - Guitar, Vocals
Eric Spicer - Drums
Bob Hanchett - Bass

Tough Records 1981

1. Learn To Say Goodbye
2. Guns On The Right

♫♫♫...Pick Up The Fight...♫♫♫

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Phil Neal (Standard Question)

Phil Neal is a Kansas City, Missouri Performer/Songwriter. His resume dates back to the late 70's as front man for bands such as: The Artists, The Phil Neal Band, The Power Ties, The Rockhills and more recently, Phil Neal and the Wornalls. Seems at one time, he was on the verge of commercial success, having opened for the likes of Kenny Loggins and having videos aired on MTV. His current band, The Wornalls released two full lengths. If your curious, you can check them out Here.
Cross Fire Line Up -
Phil Neal - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Doug Gunn - Drums
Guido - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Richard Streeter - Bass Vocals
Standard Question Line Up -
Phil Neal - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Henry Earley - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Doug Gunn - Drums
Richard Streeter - Bass, Vocals
Raoul Stitt Percussion, Vocals
Brian Holman - Synth
Clafin on cover, Claflin on record label ? Music 1980
1. Standard Question
2. Crossfire

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Pictures (Kicks & Tips)

 Pictures were a Swedish three piece that released three singles in the early Eighties. This was the second of three and my personal favorite. Before Pictures, Lasse Hansson and Patrik Sventelius were in Hangover who released a couple of singles around 78-79 and were responsible for the classic buzzsaw, "Sick Society"..

Line Up -

Lasse Hansson - Lead Vocals and Guitar
Patrik Sventelius - Bass and Vocals
Calle Thorne - Drums

Vanity Fair Records 1981

1. Kicks & Tips
2. Rebel 81

♫♫♫...Your No Fool...♫♫♫

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Drop (He doesn't know he's a trendy Ep)

Drop was a four piece from Middlesbrough England that formed in 1978. I'm guessing this was they're only record and it appears to have been self released. They reformed a couple of years back and started performing and writing new material. I FOUNDCOUPLE of PAGES you can check out. The first one has some recent live footage.

Line Up -

Chris Oberon - Vocals, Bass
Andrew Kiss - Drums
Neil Jones - Keyboards
Stuart Rickard - Guitars

Dropped Records 1980

♫♫♫... Complete With Artificial Tan...♫♫♫

Monitors (Trouble Single)

 A repost by request, originally posted 11/25/11, new rip and scans, Enjoy.
   The Monitors, were a four piece from Cleveland; that formed in 1980. This single was their only official release. In 1982 they relocated to San Francisco, and disbanded. If you would like to read more about The Monitors, here’s a page interviewing front man Nelson Yandura.

Line Up:

Nelson Yandura – Vocals
Chris Andrews – Guitar, Vocals
Ed Lash – Bass, Vocals
Rik Keihl – Drums, Vocals

Boo-Wit Records 1981

1. Trouble
2. Rip Your Dress

♫♫♫...I don't mean maybe...♫♫♫

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tools (Tools #3 Ep)

By request, here's the third and final offering from San Francisco's, The Tools.

Line up -

Michael Fox - Guitar, Vocals
Lloyd Love - Bass, Vocals
Greg Baker - Drums, Vocals
Roxanne Whitely - Vocals
Gina Ramos - Vocals
Kathleen Araneda - Vocals

Subterranean Records 1981

1. The Youth
2. I Know What's Wrong
3. Asexuality In The 80's
4. Over Now

♫♫♫...I'll Beat It To A Pulp...♫♫♫

The Original Sins (Party's Over)

By request, a re-post, originally posted 4/18/11, New Rip.
    Here's a band from my back yard, I had the pleasure of seeing live a few times over the years. The Original Sins were a four piece from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that began around 1987. Their last LP was in 1997, but it's possible they may still get together once in a while in some form. John Terlesky also spent time in The Creatures, as well as a few other projects, such as : Fuzzface, Crush Nova, Suffacox, Brother JT, and Vibrolux. As of 2007 he was still releasing records under Brother JT, but I'm not sure if he's still doing that either. The sins released at least 9 full lengths, and a half a dozen singles. This is my favorite Sins record, oddly enough, it was released on the Australian Dog Meat Label. Party's Over is a compilation of songs, and unreleased outtakes from their The Hardest Way cd, as well as a remix from their 1987 Bar None Single. Here's a couple of articles you can check out.

Line Up -

John Terlesky - Vocals, Guitar
Dan McKinney - Keyboards
Ken Bussiere - Bass
Dave Ferrara - Drums

Dog Meat Records 1990

♫♫♫...My Heart Bleeds For You...♫♫♫

Monday, June 22, 2015

The F Models (God Fearing Man)

The F Models were a four piece from Akron, Ohio; that were around in the early Eighties. Besides this record, they release one earlier single titled "Nobody Loves Me bw Russia Rocks" and had a track on the t.m.i. 015 compilation. The comp track is a primitive version of "It's Not Right", which I included with the download. Although the single version has better production; I'm not in love with the echo on the vocals. I think I prefer the comp version, it's raw and in your face. Sadly, Ig Nition passed away; here's a memorial page you can check out.

Line Up -

Ig Nition - Vocal, Guitars
Bill Terrell - Guitars
Fender - Bass Guitar
Steve McKee - Drums

t.m.i. Products 1982

1. God Fearing Man
2. It's Not Right
3. It's Not Right (t.m.i. 015 compilation version)

♫♫♫...No one Likes My Haircut...♫♫♫

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Proles / The Condemned (Rock Against Racism Split Single)

Here's a split single from a couple of UK bands on the Rock Against Racism Label. The Proles were a four piece from FenceHouses, Houghton Le Spring. They released another single on Small Wonder Records, that you can find Here . More recently, they released a couple of best of's on Overground Records and Grand Theft Audio Records. The Condemned were from the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne area. I read on You Tube, they were 15 years old. I wasn't able to find anything else about them.

Line Ups -

The Proles

John Black - Vocals, Bass
Peter Short - Guitar
Kevin Willis - Guitar
Kevin Wilson - Drums

The Condemned

Dave Demise - Vocals, Guitar
Vic Saville - Guitar
Tess Sewell - Bass
Mark Saville - Drums

Rock Against Racism 1979

♫♫♫...There's A Voice In My Head...♫♫♫

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Youth Brigade (Sound And Fury, original version)

A repost, by request. Originally posted 11/16/08. New rip and scans, Enjoy!
Although this record is looked down on by some, I prefer it. I really like the in your face vocals , and a few of the tunes, that didn't make the cut like alienated make this a must.
   Youth Brigade was formed in 1980, in Los Angeles amid the explosion of the Southern California punk scene by brothers Shawn, Mark, and Adam Stern. Shawn and Mark formed the Better Youth Organization in '79. They started off promoting shows, as they ran the infamous Godzilla's nightclub in 1981. They also started BYO Records in 1982, which has released 102 records to date.Youth Brigade played their first gig as a 3 piece(the bands first year of existence was as a 6 piece!) on New Year’s Eve ‘81/’82 at Godzilla’s. They were part of the big BYO extravaganza, “Youth Movement’82” at the Hollywood Palladium, where 3500 people showed up for an all L.A. bill in early February. Then they recorded 3 tracks for the first BYO record release, “Someone Got Their Head Kicked In”, and took off in their big yellow school bus on their first North American tour during summer of ‘82. 60 hours were documented on video tape to become the movie, "Another State of Mind"). After about 30 shows and several breakdowns (all documented on film!) they returned home to record their debut LP “Sound and Fury” (A premature version was rushed together before the tour but pressing was stopped at 800 copies as the band was not satisfied with the quality of the material or production.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Limit (Please Please Me Single)

The Limit formed in 1977, originally as The Freebies. I'm assuming they were from London? Just prior to the release of this single; they changed their name to The Limit. Unfortunately, it didn't sell very well and it looks as though the band parted ways by 1979. Dan Perdicou, (Guitar) later spent time in The Dark and Ray Burmiston, (Vocals) in The Passion Puppets. Ray is currently a Photographer, you can check him out HERE. I couldn't find any mention of the other band members ?

Private Stock Records 1978

1. Please Please Me
2. My World At Night

♫♫♫...Ain't so tough after all...♫♫♫

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Positive Signals / The Strand - Split Single

 Here's a nice split single featuring two Westminster (London) based bands. All four songs are solid but the standout in my opinion is definitely, "Only for a day", from Positive signals. If I didn't know better, I would guess it's an old Buzzcocks demo with Steve Diggle on vocals. I mean that as a compliment as I love the Buzzcocks; definitely catchy stuff. Ashton Liburd and Tony Doyle also played in Exposure and Two tribes. I couldn't really find anything on The Strand.

Positive Signals

Ashton Liburd - Vocals, Bass
Tony Doyle - Guitar, Vocals
Ian Greaves - Drums, Vocals
Chris Withers Green - Guitar

1. Media Man
2. Only For A day

The Strand

Gary Knight - Vocals, Guitar
Perry Harris - Guitar, Vocals
Dennis Stewart - Drums, Vocals
Nicky Portch - Bass

3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
4. Changing World

♫♫♫...I Can't Go Out?...♫♫♫

Friday, June 5, 2015

Visions (Something Like This Single)

   This one's a  mystery to me. Other than a Ebay listing claiming it to be from the Midwest; all clues on the record go nowhere. Oh well, maybe someday, someone will weigh in with some info. The A side, "Something Like This" has a dark Powerpop vibe to it; while the flip is a bit more Country flavored.

Hot Rod Records 1983

1. Something Like This
2. Laweego

♫♫♫...You Want It So Bad...♫♫♫ 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Clones (Tired Of Hiding Single)

A repost, originally posted 5/27/10. New rips and scans, Enjoy!
  The Clones were a New South Wales Australian band, who formed in 1978.They became popular, playing around Sydney, and released One single in 1980, on RCA records. It hit #87 on the national charts, and sold around 2000 copies. By late 1980 due to many of the usual reasons, The Clones called it a day. Their last ever gig was at the Betsy nightclub in North Sydney. Members of The Clones went on to form Sydney bands, such as ;The Persuaders, The Reasons Why, and The Touched. Check out their OFFICIAL SITE , it goes into allot of detail on the history of the band.

RCA Records 1980

1. Tired Of Hiding
2. Happy I'm With Her

♫♫♫...I'd Do Almost Anything...♫♫♫

The Tools (Hard Wark Single)

A repost by request. Originally posted 9/24/08. New rips and scans, Enjoy!
The Tools were a San Francisco four piece that release three great singles and had a track on the San Francisco Underground comp.

Line up -

Michael Fox - Guitar, Backup Vocals
Lloyd Love - Bass, Backup Vocals
Greg Baker - Drums, Backup Vocals
Roxanne Whitely - Backup Vocals

Subterranean Records 1980

1. Hard Wark
2. The Road Forever

♫♫♫...I Don't Wanna Go To War...♫♫♫


A repost by request. Originally posted 12/9/08. New rips and scans, Enjoy!
   Boys Life were a Malden, Massachusetts four piece that formed around 1979. I read the average age of the band was 16 when they started. Their first EP was produced by Cars drummer, David Robinson. John's brother Dave (a graduate of Colby College and a former manager of a Strawberries Record Store) managed the act and wrote lyrics. The EP made the "Future's Jackpot" column in the well respected CMJ New Music Report. The act opened for friends, The Jam, at the Ritz, The Channel and The Orpheum (5-21-82), as well as a famous jam session with Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton held at the tiny Underground nightclub.

Line up -

John Surette - Lead Vocals Organ, Guitar
Joe McCormack - Bass
Neal Sugarman - Saxophone
Robert Weiner - Drums, Vocals
   The Outlets attained success in the greater Boston music scene but failed to gain national attention. They are best known for the single "Knock Me Down", a regional hit. The band reunited in the late 1990s. and then again in 2005. Barton's son plays in the bands Call of Decency and Altitude Zero, bands which originated at the Fenn School.
Barton's brother, Rick went on to be a founding member of Dropkick Murphys, though he has subsequently left the group. He is currently on tour with his new band Everybody Out. Walter Gustafson's post-Outlets resume includes several tours drumming for Gang Green as well as stints with The Freeze and Nervous Eaters. Barton boys' cousin, Somerville, MA guitarist/songwriter Bill Trudell cowrote many Outlets songs and helped define The Outlets' early sound. Trudell released a collection of songs entitled Pleasure Package in June 2008.

Line up -

David Alex Barton - Vocals, Guitar
Rick Barton - Guitar, vocals
Mike White - Bass, Vocals
Walter Gustafson - Drums

Modern Method Records 1980

1. Boys Life - Perfect Life
2. Boys Life - More Trouble For Modern Man
3. The Outlets - Knock Me Down
4. The Outlets - You Told Me

♫♫♫...She Thinks I'm A Jerk...♫♫♫

Abstracts (Take Me Away Single)

This is a repost by request. Originally posted 8/20/11. New rips and scans, enjoy!
Abstacts were a short lived New Jersey Five piece; that were around in the early Eighties. I Know the cover doesn't look like much; but don't be fooled, this is a N.J. Powerpop Classic! As is usually the case; with bands such as this, info is scarce. I'm pretty sure this was their only single; and it may have been self released, as I don't recall ever seeing anything else on this label.

Dave Biglin - Keyboards, and Vocals
Michael Liloia - Bass, and Vocals
Slim Hacker - Guitar
Joe "Loobie" Lewis - Guitar, and Lead Vocals
Joe Vangieri - Drums

Post Modernist Records 1981

1. Take Me Away
2. It's Me

♫♫♫...I Can Dance Better Than You...♫♫♫

The Limits (What You Do, I Get Excited)

This is a repost, by request. Originally posted 10/31/08. New rips and scans, enjoy!
The Limits, one of Eastern Pennsylvania's first garage/Brit influenced bands, sprang up in Allentown, Pa, in late 1964. The Lehigh Valley area was an amazing collective of musicians, teen clubs, radio DJ's, friends and fans. Along with The Limits, bands like Kings Ransom, Squires, Shillings, Uproar, and national hitmakers Jay & the Techniques all enjoyed varying success, regularly playing under 21 clubs such as The Purple Owl, The Mad Hatter, The Mod Mill, and King Arthur's Court. Fast forward to '79..years of music interspersed with life, meditation, medication, mediation, speculation...and the stirring of the sound known as THE LIMITS to reincarnate. Welcome Peter Smoyer and Hub Willson (of Shillings fame.) The band put out 4 lps and several singles and e.ps . They released a collection of their best recordings from 1979-88, entitled songs about girls, that you can download Here. Rick Levy (guitarist, vocals) has gone on to perform with Herman's Hermits, Tommy Roe, Jay & the Techniques, Freddy Cannon and other 60's legends...
Flying Governor Records 1982

1. What You Do (I Get Excited)
2. Run For You

♫♫♫...I Get Turned On...♫♫♫

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Boom (Nancy Packs A Piece)

The Boom were a Boston four piece that formed in 1979. This was there only single, 500 were pressed. If you would like to learn more about the band, I found This Page for your reading pleasure.

Line Up

Jeff Matthews - Vocals, Guitar
Ron Hendel - Vocals, Guitar
Rob Falk - Bass
Tom Lamont - Vocals, Drums

Hand To Mouth Records - 1981

1. Nancy Packs A Piece
2. Shot Down

♫♫♫...She Blew Me To Bits...♫♫♫

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Desperated Company (Higher Single)

Desperated Company was a Rijkevorsel, Belgium five piece that began in 1967. This is one of two singles released in 1977. Higher is a full on Powerpop smasher with great harmonies. The other single was "Someone's Lovin' Me" bw  "Rock & Roll Music" on Monopole Records. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble with the translations, so I'm not going to risk giving you wrong information about their history, line up etc. Here's their Official Site and their Facebook Page. It appears as though some version of the band remains active today.

Foon Records 1977

1. Higher
2. Can Somebody Tell Me

♫♫♫...I wanna get you Higher...♫♫♫

The Trends (In My Dreams Single)

This is a repost by request, originally posted 3/27/11, new rip and scan.
This is the first of two singles from The Trends. I couldn't find any info, on the band; all I know is, they were a Dutch four piece. Both tunes are great Powerpop; I only included one side of the sleeve, because both sides are the same.

CNR Records

1. In My Dreams
2. If You Leave Me

♫♫♫...You drive me wild...♫♫♫

Tyrnaround (Want of a rhyme single)

This is a repost from 2/15/09; new rips and scans.
Tyrnaround were a five piece from Melbourne, Australia that formed in 1985. They released two singles, a couple cassettes, a full length called "Succeeds When Daylight Fails", an e.p. titled "Colour Your Mind" and a compilation cd called Go Back, before disbanding in 1999 due to the passing of lead singer Michael Phillips.

Line Up-

Michael Phillips - Vocals
Peter Fidler - Guitar
Leigh Underhill - Bass
Ken Gardner - Keys
Gavin Gray - Drums, Vocals

Polyester Records - 1987

1. Want of a rhyme
2. Hello Or Goodbye

♫♫♫...Your own minds eye...♫♫♫