Thursday, November 26, 2020

Bullet Proof - Tonight Single

   Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Here's one I hunted for quite a few years; it's a tough one to find for sure. Unfortunately, info on these guys is even harder to come by. The only thing I could find is they were from Ontario, Canada. Tonight is a revved up rock-n-roll tune. It's ok but the flip is why I searched for this so long. Broken Promises is super catchy, rock inspired pop, complete with piano. Great stuff, Enjoy!

Lake Records 1982

1. Tonight
2. Broken Promises

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Press - Fodder For The Critics

   I seen this one for sale a few times over the years but never heard it. I finally got my chance when the Short Sharp Kick In The Teeth Blog posted it about ten years ago. A few years later, I finally scored a nice copy for myself. Since no longer available to hear; I figure this is a good time to add it here. It's a great record, with a nice mix of pubrock, pop and a few punk smashers for good measure. Trapped In The Wreckage is my favorite of the bunch.
   The Press were a Sydney, Australia four piece; that were around from 1977, through 1979. Besides this Lp, there's also a single; both are on Laser Records Label. 

Line Up

Steve Kot - Vocals
Bruce Cumming - Guitar
Michel Brouet - Bass
Rick Doolan - Drums

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

denizens - In The Crowd.. Ep

 denizens were a Birmingham, England three piece, around from 1978-1980 or possibly 81. Bassist Gavin Lawson also spent time in: John Dowie & the big girls blouse and Brent ford and the Nylons. Teoman Irmak was added on this one to play Synthesizer. Beside this Ep, denizens recorded output was: a self released cassette titled "People Of The Night" a single on the Big Records label, and a few comp tracks.
Line Up

Andy Downer - Guitar, Vocals
Gavin Lawson - Bass, Vocals
Teoman Irmak - Synthesizer
Rob Bright - Drums

Citizens Records 1980

1. I'm Not Rich
2. Frontier
3. Power
4. Waiting Room

Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Comets - Big Business Jokes Single

   The Comets were a Ocala, Florida three piece. They met and formed in Nassau, Bahamas around 1980. This is the second of two singles. They also released a 10" titled "Pick of the Litter" all on Orange Records. I can't speak for the other records, as I've never heard them but as well documented; this single sounds very Jam like. For me, I love the Jam so as they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". I was always under the assumption, singer Mich Shields probably put on his British accent, which was done by a few US bands of the time. To my pleasant surprise while researching the band; I discovered Mich was actually from London, legitimizing them even more . I saw what appears to be a picture sleeve floating around the net for this but I've never seen one for sale, so it may not be real. At any rate, these guys kicked ass, the tunes are catchy and the drum and cymbal work on Big Business Jokes is just incredible. If any of you happen to have the other two records, I'd love to hear them..

Line Up

Mich Shields - Vocals, Guitar
Harry Burns - Bass
Joe Mach - Drums

Orange Records 1983

1. Big Business Jokes
2. Help Me

Friday, October 23, 2020

Contacts - Young Girls Single

   Big thanks to Bruce, from the excellent My Life's A Jigsaw Blog, for help with this one! Contacts were a Poole Dorset, England four piece and this appears to be their only record. Andy Janik had been in earlier bands called The Mopeds & the Shades.
   Ian Sandy was later in the Da Biz & Biz International with Ronnie Mayor (Producer of this 45 & Earlier in "The Tours") He was also in Cinema 35. Sound clips of these and many other bands can be heard Here.

Line Up

Andy Janik - Vocals, Guitar
Marc Ford - Guitar, Vocals
Andy Park - Drums
Ian Sandy - Bass

Small Operations Records 1980

1. Young Girls
2. Boyfriends

Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Appels (Tricia)

   The Appels were an Austin, Texas four piece. Unfortunately, that's about all I have on them. The sleeve was my only source of info.

Line Up-

Brad Henry - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Greg Henry - Drums, Vocals
Scot ? - Bass, Vocals
George ? - Guitar, Vocals, Keys

Eden Records 1985

1. Tricia
2. I'll Be There Tonight

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Windbreakers (Meet The Windbreakers Ep)

   The Windbreakers were a Jackson, Mississippi based four piece, that formed in 1981.This was their debut Ep, released on their own Big monkey Records. They released At least: five full lengths, two more Ep's and a couple of comps, before disbanding sometime in the early 2000's.

Line Up

Jeff Lewis - Guitar, Vocals
Tim Lee - Bass, Vocals, Guitar
Bobby Sutliff - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Eric Arhelger - Drums

Big Monkey Records - 1982

1. Young Republicans
2. The Girl For Me
3. That Girl
4.  Black and White

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Various (Die Jerry Die)

a repost by request, new rip and scans, originally posted 2-25-10, enjoy!
   Had a few requests for this one lately; so I thought it as good a time as any, for a re-post. Cool compilation featuring five early Connecticut hardcore 45's. The bands are C.I.A., Vatican Commandos, Reflex From Pain, Lost Generation and Violent Children. It's a limited, numbered pressing of 400; mine is #53.

Anthrax Records 1987


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

12 Inch Love Volume 2

   It's time for another installment of 12" Love. This Volume focus's on love from a Punk perspective. It wasn't really intentional but NYC has a large showing here. Come to think of it, so does California... Never mind, just Enjoy!

1. GG Allin - Cherri Love Affair
2. Tuff Darts - Your Love Is Like A Nuclear Waste
3. Plasmatics - Sometimes I (Live)
4. Controllers - Jezebel
5. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes In Sputs
6. Agent Orange - Somebody To Love
7. Wipers - Window Shop For Love
8. Black Market Baby - Gunpoint Affection
9. Adolescents - I Love You
10. Channel Three - No Love
11. TMA - Nancy
12. M.I.A - There Is No Love 




Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Finnsters (On The Way Single)

The Finnsters
were a Lincoln, Nebraska three piece that formed in 1984. This looks to have been their only record and appears to be self released. The band parted ways around 1994. Sadly, I found a memorial stating Timothy Olson; drummer and brother to guitarist Terry Olson, passed away in 2005.
Line Up

Terry Olson - Guitar
TK Olson - Drums
Rick Cowling - Bass

Self Released 1985

1. On The Way
2. Roxine Rude

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Puppets (No Strings Single)

Hey, if you downloaded the file I uploaded last night; I apologize for the sound quality. It sounded lousy, I didn't really listen to it. I recommend downloading my new upload, it's an improvement.
a re-post, originally posted 8-05-2012, new rips and scans, enjoy! 
   The Puppets were a Washington DC area outfit, that formed in 1977. Although the lineup on this record is a three piece; it appears they began as a quintet. I believe this was their only release.

 LineUp 

Steve Avery - Vocals, Guitar
Giles Cook - Drums, Vocals
Billy Minogue - Bass, Vocals

Parade Records 1980

1. Look At The Girls
2. Dear John Letter

♫♫♫►►Breakfast For One◄◄♫♫

Puppet Rulers (Outta My Mind Single)

a re-post, originally posted 6-10-2012, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   Puppet Rulers were a Boston Area three piece that were around in the early eighties. I believe this was their only record.

Line-up:

Dave Cook - Bass, and Vocals
Mark Amberg - Guitar, and Vocals
Scott Williams - Drums, and Vocals

Permanent Press Records 1981

1. Outta My Mind
2. Complicated Girl

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mata Hari (Building Site)

   Mata Hari are a three piece, Gothic, Post-Punk outfit from Montpellier, France. The band formed in 2016 and released this 5 song disk a few months back; it's a limited release of 300. I've been really liking these guys lately. They have a cool, dark, synthy, in your face groove, that hooked me immediately. 




Links

Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Instagram
Facebook
Youtube

Monday, August 10, 2020

Monomania (Left The Stage Single)

a re-post, originally posted 6-21-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   Monomania were a four piece from N.Y.C, around from 1980 to 1984. Far as I know, this was their only single and it was self released.

Line Up

Tony Cultreri - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Mike Tugetman - Guitar and Vocals
Brian Lynch Bass and Vocals
Joe Fiori - Drums, and Vocals 

Self Released 1981

1. Left The Stage
2. Come Home To Me

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Jeff Hill Band (The Pathway Tapes)

   The Jeff Hill Band
were a UK three piece, that were around between 1977 and 1980. They released one rare single on Balloon Records in 1979, with a pressing of 500. Sing Sing Records was kind enough to reissue it in 2009. 

   This killer 4 song Ep. was recorded for Chiswick Records in 1977 but went unreleased till now. Different Class Records, (a Portuguese Label) has recently remastered and released it. If you're interested in picking one up and you totally should be, (it's a must have). I wouldn't let any grass grow under your feet; they only pressed 300 copies, (200 on black with a red sleeve and 100 on black with a green sleeve). You can still pick up both versions on Discogs; I put the link below.

Line Up

Jeff Hill - Vocals, Guitar
Dave Buckley - Drums
Ray Humphries - Bass, Vocals

Bandcamp

Discogs

Bored Teenagers


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

12 Inch Love Volume 1

   Any of you that have been following me for a while might remember some of my home made comps from early on. It's been a really long time since I've attempted anything like that. About six years ago, I had an Idea for this concept. I made the cover for it, saved it and for whatever reason, it fell to the back of my mind till recently.
   The only criteria is, it must be from a 12 inch and it must have something to do with love,( dating, relationships, breaking up, etc). I'm not locked in on any particular genres; although I'm guessing they'll be lots of Powerpop. I'm not focusing on rarity and songs may or may not have appeared here in the past. I'm Hoping to make this a fairly regular installment, with multiple volumes, 12 songs each.
   Basically, I'll be pulling songs I like from 12 Inch slabs of vinyl. It should be fun, since I normally focus on 7 inches, Enjoy!

Volume 1
 
1. The Beekeepers - That Girl
2. Bitter Pleasures - For A Little While
3. Flight Of Mavis - On My Mind
4. Blue Shoes - I Don't Know Why
5. The Broken Hearts - Just Love Ya'
6. Charlie Pastorfield - Tell Me Why
7. The Patriots - She Loves You Too
8. Epicycle - Biological Reaction
9. The Crayons - Trapped With Her Tears
10. Crash Street Kids - Into You
11. City Lights - She Wants To Be Sure
12. Fictions - I Let Go


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Brave New Works (Wasteland Ep)

 
  Brave New Works were a Sydney, Australia five piece around in the early eighties. Although it appears this may have been their only record; these guys were much more than a one trick pony. I came by, (Guitarist) Marcus Phelan's YouTube Channel. He's posted quite a few live video's to prove it. Go check it out.

Line Up

Lawrence Macefield - Vocals
Rob Luckey - Guitar
Marcus Phelan - Guitar
Arch Browne - Bass
Rick Barrie - Drums

Local Label 1982

1. Wasteland
2. Mixed Up Feelings
3. Radiate

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Julian Leal (Mad About You Single)

 
 Julian Leal is a singer/musician from  Romeoville, Illinois. He has two full lengths and five singles to his credit; all self released. It looks as though he is still preforming to date.


Links


JLI Records 1986

1. Mad About You
2. A Fantasy

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Blue ( Don't Wanna Make You Cry Single)

   Blue are a Glasgow, Scotland four piece that originally formed in 1973. According to This Wikipedia Page, they may still be around in some form. In all, they've have Eight full lengths and at least Eighteen single's to their credit.

Line Up -

Ian MacMillan - Guitar, Vocals
Hugh Nicholson - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Dennis Conway - Drums
David Nicholson - Bass

Zuma Records

1. Don't Wanna Make You Cry
2. Moonlight

♫♫►►I Will Be So Satisfied◄◄♫♫

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Bog Ugly ( Disco Veteran Single)

a re-post, originally posted 10-09-2008, new rips and scans, enjoy!   Great Pub / Punk Rock record. I couldn't find anything on this one 12 years ago and I still can't. Binky Smith had reached out to me, by way of a comment. It must have never amounted to anything, as I'm sure I would have followed up on it.

Line Up

Geddis Born - Vocals
Bink Smith - Guitars
George Murphy - Guitars
Siobhan Bernadette - Keyboards
Ted Diehard - Drums
Sue Deniems - Bass

Toadstool Records 1978

1. Disco Veteran
2. I've Seen It, Vomit

♫♫►►I Feel That Beat In My Bones◄◄♫♫

Saturday, July 4, 2020

B-Movie (Take Three Ep)

   B-Movie were a four piece from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England that formed in 1978. This Ep was their first release. Two earlier tracks were released on the The Dead Good Records "East" Comp; both tracks are included. B-Movie released a number of singles, Ep's and a full length before disbanding in 1985. The band flirted closely with international mainstream success but ultimately, it eluded them. After a long Hiatus, 2004 saw a reunion for a couple of shows; eventually resulting in two more full lengths. It looks as though they're still active. I'll leave links below.

Links

Official Website
Wikipedia
Facebook
Bandcamp

Line Up

Steve Hovington - Vocals, Bass
Rick Holliday - Keyboards
Paul Statham - Guitar
Graham Boffey - Drums

Dead Good Records 1980

1. The Soldier Stood Alone
2. Drowning Man
3. Soundtrack
4. Man On A Threshold
5. Refugee

♫♫►►We're Right And You Are Wrong◄◄♫♫


Friday, July 3, 2020

Slickee Boys (Third Ep)

a re-post, by request, originally posted 2-06-2010, new rips and scans, enjoy!
The Slickee Boys were a Washington D.C. area five piece; that were around officially, from 1976 till 1991. Their released output consists of: four full lengths, a number of Ep's and singles, as well as a couple of live albums. There's also a couple best of releases.
What's to say about these guys... A truly amazing, criminally underrated band. With out question, one of my favorites!

Links

Facebook
Wikipedia
Bandcamp

Line Up

Mark Noone - Lead Vocals, Tambourine
Kim Kane - Rhythm Guitar, Wanktone Lead
Marshall Keith - Lead and Rhythm, Farfisa Organ, Back Up Vocals and Effects
Emery Olexa - Bass
Dan Palenski - Drums, Back Up Vocals

Limp Records 1979

1. Gotta Tell Me Why
2. Forbidden Alliance
3. Golden Love
4. Glendora

♫♫►►If I'm Caught I'm Dead◄◄♫♫

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Approved Men (Quite Like You Ep)

   Here's a sparkling example of everything right with British Powerpop, from the late 70's through the early 80's. Super catchy, well crafted songs; under produced, just enough to make them really pop. This charming record deserves to sit among any of the best Powerpop records from the era or any era for that matter.
   The amazing My Life's A Jigsaw Blog, posted this gem back in 2010. I want to thank it's curator Bruce, for being kind enough to email me info on the band to help with my post! If your not aware of his blog, you really owe it to yourself to check it out!
   Approved Men were a Guildford, UK five piece, that formed in 1979. This self released Ep appears to be their only record. Per guitarist Ross Brown, 250 copies exist. Although most copies are sleeveless, there are a few with a screen printed sleeve. You can see the sleeve, as well as a few different label variations Here

Line Up

Ross Brown - Lead Guitar
Charlie Rashbrooke - Lead Vocals
Colin Short - Bass
Dooley Robinson - Guitar
Herbie Williams - Drums

Self Released 1980

1. Quite Like You
2. So Sad
3. Somewhere To Run

♫♫♫►►I Couldn't See That I Was In The Wrong◄◄♫♫

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Fad ( Run On Back To You Single)

a re-post, originally posted 3-09-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Fad were a short lived Austin, Texas three piece, that formed in 1979. This was their only record and it was self released. If interested in reading up on The Fad, The Cheap Rewards Blog did a nice piece on them a while back.

Line Up

Tom Grula - Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Henderson - Bass, Vocals
David Dage - Drums

Self Released 1979

1 Run On Back To You
2. Think

♫♫►►The Harder I Try The More That I Lie◄◄♫♫

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Mammals (Look Around You Ep)

   This ones been in my queue for a while now. Mammals are a Chicago three piece with three releases to their credit, ( two 7" singles and a fairly new 7" E.p). They describe themselves as being garagey power pop, delivered with heart and soul. I agree with that assessment; although I think they lean more towards power pop. One thing I love about these guy's is a real sense of sadness that shines through their music. I purchased all three records. They wrote me a hand note, thanking me. That sort of thing is a rarity now days. I hope they come east one day; would like to catch them live!

Line Up

Dan Wendt - Drums
Crawfie Ward - Bass
Brian Demski - Guitar, Vocals

Links

Mammals
Facebook
Bandcamp