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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Martin Newell (Young Jobless Single)

Martin Newell is an English Musician, Author, Poet, that grew up in an Army family. This guy's body of work is mind numbingly extensive; so I'm not even going to try to capture it here. If you would like to read more, Here's A Good Place To Start. Both sides of this single are absolute pop jubilation.

Off Street Records 1980

1. Young Jobless
2. Sylvie In Toy Town

♫♫♫...You'd Better Find A Career...♫♫♫

The Monks (Nice Legs + Johnny B Rotten Singles)

Re-posted per request, originally posted 11/11/10, New Rips And Scans, Enjoy!
    The Monks were a London five piece, that started out as an English folk band called The Strawbs, in the late 60's. As the Monks they existed from around 1979 till 1982. During that time, they released at least four singles, and two LP's. Nice legs reached #19, on the UK Singles Charts. If your parched for knowledge, here's a few sites that may quench your thirst. The Monks Myspace, Allmusic, Wikipedia .


Line Up -

Terry Cassidy - Vocals
Brian Willoughby - Guitar
John Ford - Guitar
Richard Hudson - Bass
Clive Pierce - Drums

Carrere Records 1979

1. Nice Legs Shame About Her Face
2. You'll Be The Death Of Me

♫♫♫...A Real Tasty Bird...♫♫♫









EMI Records 1979

1. Johnny B. Rotten
2. Drugs In My Pocket

♫♫♫...My Record's Been Banned...♫♫♫

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shadowfax (The Russians Are Coming)

As great as this record is; I'm surprised how little info regarding these guys is available. The record yields little; not even the band members names, anyone ?
 Shadowfax were a short lived London based outfit. To my knowledge, this was their only record; it was self-released on their own Risky records label. The single was only available at their gigs and via mail order from the band themselves. I have seen other records by a band, or bands of the same name; but I don't think it's the same band, but I could be wrong ? If this message board is accurate, sadly there's been allot of Death and tragedy involving a number of the band members, as well as people closely associated with the band.

Risky Discs Records 1980

1. The Russians Are Coming !
2. Calling The Shots

♫♫♫...I Know Their Coming...♫♫♫

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Slowguns (Both Singles)

A re-post per request, New Rips and Scans; originally posted 06/18/09 and 07/01/10,
I've been trying to catch up on some requests, if I forgot yours, let me know. I decided to include both singles, Enjoy!!

The Slowguns were a short lived four piece from Stockport England. The band consisted brothers, Peter and David Daulby, Terry Podmore, and various drummers.Their first single, released in 1978, was "T.V. Movie" backed with "American HeartBeat". The single garnered praise from John Peel, and was voted joint record of the week with The Not Sensibles "I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher" in the English music journal Sounds.
The second single "The Time Is Right for Us" backed by "My Karma" was poppier and less angular than their first outing but met with little success. Internal dissent within the group caused them to split in 1980. An abandoned Lp, is said to exist but has yet to come to light.

Line Up -

Peter Daulby - Vocals
David Daulby - Guitars
Terence Podmore - Bass
Paul Kearslake and Andy G on 2cnd single - Drums

MPA Records 1979

1. T.V. Movie
2. American Heart Beat

♫♫♫...Life In The USA...♫♫♫










Cult Records 1980

1. The Time Is Right For Us
2. My Karma

♫♫♫...When Radio Caroline Sailed Away...♫♫♫

The Newtown Neurotics (Blitzkrieg Bop EP)

A re-post per request, New Rips and Scans; originally posted 09/30/09, Enjoy!
Formed in the English post-war "new town" of Harlow, Essex, the Newtown Neurotics produced a fine blend of pop and punk rock with a strong left-wing political slant. Formed in the spring of 1978, the group comprised Steve Drewett (vocals, guitars), Colin Dredd (bass, vocals) and Tiggy Barber (drums). "Hypocrite" (1979) and "When The Oil Runs Out" (1980) appeared on their own No Wonder label, after which Barber was replaced by Simon Lomond. The bands strong socialist rhetoric was apparent on their third single on the short-lived but impressive CNT label, "Kick Out The Tories", in May 1982, followed in December by an attack on Britain's "Licensing Hours". When CNT folded, the Newtown Neurotics moved to Razor Records for their debut album. Beggars Can Be Choosers was an entertaining yet pertinent mix of scathing observation and new wave power and was promoted on single by a cover of The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop". In November 1984 the band moved back to their No Wonder label for "Suzie Is A Heartbreaker" (again hinting at a Ramones connection), before the Neurotics dropped the "Newtown" from their name, signing to Jungle Records in the process. The first fruits of this contract emerged as Repercussions in 1985, showcasing a group that had lost none of its musical vigour or political evangelism. "Living With Unemployment" followed in 1986 (with the help of ranting comedian Porky The Poet and the rumbustious Attila), preceding Kickstarting A Backfiring Nation. The Neurotics turned up occasionally during the late 80s (with Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks?) while the new decade was celebrated with 45 Revolutions Per Minute, a singles compilation of the band's "twelve blazing rock anthems" from 1979-84. The band had actually broken up in October 1988 when bassist Colin Dredd contracted pleurisy, going on to play a series of astonishing farewell shows in Harlow with a stand-in bass player. Drewett and Mac went on to form the Unstoppable Beat.

Line Up-

Steve Drewett - Vocals and Guitar
Colin Dredd - Bass and Vocals
Simon Lomond - Drums

Razor Records 1983

1. Blitzkrieg Bop
2. Hypocrite
3. I Remember You

♫♫♫...You Just Agree With The Loudest Voice...♫♫♫

Die Kreuzen (Cows And Beer EP)

Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 09/06/08, Enjoy!
Die Kreuzen was formed in mid-1981 by two refugees from Rockford, IL (vocalist Dan Kubinski and guitarist Brian Egeness) and two from Brookfield, WI (bassist Keith Brammer and drummer Erik Tunison). Their first recorded output was four songs on Noise magazine's Charred Remains cassette compilation, followed by three on The Master Tape compilation LP. This and the ensuing press in Milwaukee and (especially) elsewhere led to the release in late 1982 of a 7" six-song 45 on the Version Sound label, entitled Cows And Beer, the title being "an in-joke on peoples' preconceptions of life in Wisconsin". This proceeded to sell out two pressings of 1,000 apiece (and is incidentally a much sought-after collector's item), prompting them to undertake their first tour of the South and West Coast in the summer of 1983. Upon returning, they were greeted with the news that Touch And Go records wanted to release an album, which for various reasons did not appear until July 1984. This 21-song self-titled LP then proceeded to sell upwards of 13,000 copies in the U.S. and Europe (and is still selling today). The release was followed by two years of repeatedly touring the States and Canada and gradually (through word of mouth and press of all sorts) spreading their name everywhere. Gradually, also, their songs were changing, their sound evolving and maturing. This was exhibited on their second LP for Touch And Go, October File, released in May 1986 (12,000 and counting). Two more years of slow but steady songwriting and touring, helped along by positive critical response resulted in the release, in July 1988, of their third Touch And Go album Century Days. Progress, variety and melody are the key words here, adventurous songwriting accented by diverse production and outside help from horns without losing the band's trademark drive and excitement. Attractive packaging, multiple formats (11 song LP, 12 song cassette, 13 song CD), international distribution and increased airplay helped Century Days do very well indeed. After a great tour of Europe and the U.S. the band returned to the studio to record a new song entitled Gone Away, along with a version of Aerosmith's Season's Of Wither. This saw release in two formats: a limited edition (2,000) white vinyl 7" with deluxe foldout cross-shaped sleeve (Gone Away/Different Ways (Live)) and an extended play 12" and cassette (Gone Away & Seasons Of Wither/Stomp, Cool Breeze, Man In The Trees, Bitch Magnet, Number Three (all live)). After more extensive touring and various side projects (Keith played for Wreck, Dan performed in The Muckrakers, Impact Test 1990, War On The Saints and Chainfall. and both were in Boy Dirt Car. Dan and Brian even started a Cheap Trick tribute band called Chick Treat), the band flirted with some new record labels but eventually released their fourth LP for Touch And Go records in 1991, Cement. Of course, the band resumed touring in support of their new album. On April 1, 1992, Die Kreuzen disbanded amid much conflict when guitarist Brian Egeness decided to quit the band. "He had different things to do, a different agenda", Keith Brammer said. The remaining members formed a band entitled Chainfall, which included Nerve Twins and SODA member Charles Jordan on guitar. They also stayed busy with other projects (Keith Brammer played in the Carnival Stripppers while Dan Kubinski and Erik Tunison were in Fuckface). What are they up to now? At last report Erik Tunison had moved to Europe, Brian Egeness works as an engineer/producer in a recording studio, Keith Brammer plays in Crime And Judy and Dan Kubinski has a new band called Decapitado.

Line Up-

Dan Kubinski - Vocals
Brian Egeness - Guitar
Keith Brammer - Bass
Erik Tunison - Drums

Version Sound 1982

1. Hate Me
2. Pain
3. Enemies
4. In School
5. Think For Me
6. Don't Say Please

♫♫♫...Fight For What's Right...♫♫♫

No Alternative (Backtracks)

Re-uped by request, new rips and scans. Originally posted 10/15/08, Enjoy!
No Alternative was a San Francisco three piece that were around from the late 70's into the early Eighties. Sadly, the band's lofty reputation among Bay area punks never extended far beyond the borders of California. No Alternative's relative obscurity wasn't due to any lack of chops; if anything, the band's fast-and-furious aural assault and socially conscious lyrics showed deeper artistic influences and more intelligence than many of  their contemporaries. If your interested, you can read, and hear a piece of this and a whole lot more HERE.


Line Up -

Johnny Patterson - Guitar and Vocals
Jeff Rees - Bass
Greg Langston - Drums

Subterranean Records 1980

1. Make Guns Not Love
2. Metro Police Theme
3. Rockabilly Rumble

♫♫♫...The Rich Will Slit Your Hide...♫♫♫

The Modern look (Romance Minus One Single)

Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 12/05/10, enjoy!

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Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 12/05/10, enjoy!

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Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 12/05/10, enjoy!

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Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 12/05/10, enjoy!

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Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 08/31/10, enjoy!
  The Modern Look were a four piece from Hartford, Connecticut, originally called The Look. They changed their name so not to conflict with a English group of the same name. As far as I could find, they only released this one single. Musically, I think this record has a British Mod/Pop feel to it. From what I've read the opinion was, it failed to capture the punch the band had live, but I think it's still a good record. This single comes with a cartoon comic book, which has a brief history of how they got together.

Line Up-

Wayne Lagasse - Vocals and Guitar
Morris McCarthy - Guitar
Lynne Maiocco - Bass and Vocals
Bob Aucoin - Drums and Vocals

Revolving Records 1981

1. Romance Minus One
2. Milk From A Contented Cow

♫♫♫...The Dial Tone Is My Friend...♫♫♫

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Aircuts (Radioactivity Single)

Here's a great 2 sider from a Vancouver, Canada three piece, called The Aircuts. I couldn't find much info about the band, but what I did find suggests they formed in 1980, and this DIY effort was their only record. Radioactivity is a great Punk tune with funny lyrics; while the flip is catchy Powerpop with a bit of a 50's edge. The singer, has a British accent which I'm not sure is real or not.

Line Up -

Steve Taylor - Vocals, Guitar
John Bertorelli - Vocals, Bass
John Nicholson - Drums

♫♫♫...The People Should Be Told...♫♫♫

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Decadents (Legends)

Here's a fairly rare and great single from the Los Angeles CA, area four piece, The Decadents. Hideaway Girl is top notch, 60's influenced Powerpop; while Runaway Train is a great hard driving Punk tune. After a lengthy internet search that basically came up empty; here's the few pieces of info I was able to find. Most mentions have the band hailing from Covina, CA. Being that Covina is pretty close to Los Angeles, that may or not be true? There appears to be two sleeve variations of this single, each with a different band photo on the front; (I'm not sure which one is more rare?). And last, they released an Lp in 1983 titled "Subliminal Hokum". unfortunately, that's all I got. As per usual, if anyone has any info to share, please feel free.

Line Up-

Spike Karigan - Guitars and Vocals
James McCown - Bass and Vocals
Jim James - Drums
Florian Gray - Lead Vocals

Roccoco Records 1981

1. Hideaway Girl
2. Runaway Train

♫♫♫...Close Your Eyes...♫♫♫

The Bings (Please Please Please Single)

Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 12/05/10, enjoy!
Here's a great single from Southern California's The Bings. They Formed in 1980, and were around till 1982.I think this may have been their only single, but I'm not sure. I don't believe it ever had a picture sleeve, at least I've never seen one. I read the Bings released a CD last year titled THE BINGS '81 LIVE, but I couldn't find anyplace I could buy one.

Line Up-

David Chrenko - Guitar and Vocals
Mark Randle - Bass
Don Salmen - Guitar
Paul Chaffee Drums

Babymoon Records 1981

1. "Please Please Please"
2. "Oh, No !"

♫♫♫...Here I Sit Alone...♫♫♫

Swingers Resort (Rockets And Rose Single)

Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 8/08/11, enjoy!
Swingers Resort were a three piece from Boston. I couldn't find allot of info on the band; but I'm going to take a guess they formed around 1980, and were around for at least a few years. I'm not sure; but this may have been their only single. I have however seen a more plain looking sleeve variation, (maybe a earlier press?). At some point original Bassist, B.C. Kagan left the band to pursue a Photography career; and was replaced by Mark Normand. After Swingers Resort; Drummer Tom Bull went on to play with The Outlets, and others.


Line Up-

Tim Hayes - ( Guitar, and vocals)
Tom Bull - (Drums)
B.C. Kagan - (Bass)

Swinging Singles Records 1981

1. Rockets & Rose
2. Movies

♫♫♫...Here's Lookin' At You...♫♫♫

TV Toy (Weekend E.P.)

Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 8/03/11, enjoy!
Here's the second single from Dover New Jersey's TV Toy. They formed in the mid 70's; and lasted till sometime around 1984.

Line Up -

Rob Barth, (Vocals, Guitar, and Sax)
Dreux Bassoul, (Bass)
David Goessling, (Guitars, and Vocals)
Steve Peer, (Drums)


Permanent Records 1980

1.(Don't Blame It On The) Weekend
2. Young Men
3. String

♫♫♫...Take The Pain...♫♫♫

The Bounce (So Excited Single)

Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 10/28/10, enjoy!
Here's a cool little powerpop record with great female vocals. "UPDATE" I was recently contacted by Larry Lachmann, who was the Guitar player for the Bounce. He was kind enough to provide me with his recollection of the band, thanks Larry!!!
The keyboard player, Matty Hahn and the drummer Dave Hall were in a band called the Bees. David Johanssen recruited their bassist and guitarist for his band. I met Dave Hall at a club called Hurrah in NYC seeing a punk band "999". Dave and Matty were auditioning guitarists along with Barbara Homeyer on vocals, who was then Matty's girlfriend. (later they married). I got the job when I showed them a song I was working on. We played in Manhattan at Max's Kansas City, Great Gildersleeves, Hurrah and a few others whose names I don't remember. We played at a lot of places in jersey,as everyone but me was from there. Dave Hall acted as our booking agent from his office at JEM Records, which was an import record distributor. We played The Dirt Club often, The Meadowbrook, which was enormous and we actually managed to fill it up! Again there were many other clubs whose names I have forgotten! We played out fairly regularly for 4 years, opening for bigger acts also such as Squeeze and Billy Idol.
We put out the "So Excited" EP early on with the original lineup. Later we had a 12" EP "Things That Go Bounce In The Night" with our new bass player (Barbaras brother) and a rhythm guitarist was added.Band members were; Matty Hahn, (keys, vocals) Barbara Homever, (lead vocals) Steven Anthony, (Bass) Dave Hall, (drums) and Larry Lachmann (guitars).

Rebound Records 1980

1. So Excited
2. Mama Says
3. Jenny's Doin' Fine
4. TV Monster

♫♫♫...I Get So Excited...♫♫♫

The Blases (All Night Long Single + Bonus LP Tracks)

Re-uped by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 11/02/11, enjoy!
  The Blases were a New Jersey four piece that formed in 1979.They became a very popular live band; playing many of the NJ bars and clubs, as well as receiving allot of college radio airplay during the ‘80s through the ‘90s. Videos for the songs "You Don't Know Me", and "Time Walks Away", both were aired on MTV. A video for All Night Long appeared in a film titled "Rockin' Brunswick"; a movie that focused on the thriving ‘80s music scene. Sadly Bassist Paul "Rock" Verdon, who played on this, the bands first single died in a train accident, in 1985. An LP Titled "The Blases" was released in 1989, on the Permanent Rave Record Label. I included a few tracks from it with the post. I'm really not sure if The Blases released anything else. I found This webpage, that links up to their videos.

Line Up:

Rob Wagner - Guitar and Lead Vocals
Bill Donohue - Keyboards and Vocals
Paul Verdon - Bass
George Decker - Drums

THB Records 1983?

1. All Night Long
2. Me And You

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Offbeats ("In Rhythm Off Beat")

The Offbeats were a four piece from Medway, England that were around from 1983 to 87. " In Rhythm Off Beat", was the bands only full length and appears to have been self released. It's a full on 60's British Invasion assault that leans heavily towards The Beatles, Kinks, Etc; but at times has a darker Zombies edge as well. I read there was a second LP that was never finished or released, what a shame. My copy is a promotional copy with a bio sheet and a concert announcement sheet I included with the download. Glenn Prangnell, (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals) went on to form The Kravin' A's and now resides with an outfit called Groovy Uncle. Here's a Web Site, if you want to check them out.

Line Up -

Glenn Prangnell - Rhythm Guitar And Vocals
Martin Adams - Lead Guitar And Vocals
Pete Jordan - Bass
Ian Harris - Drums

Offbeat Records 1984

♫♫♫.How Could I Say That.♫♫♫

Blue Peter (Best Of First Three LP's)

Per request, a re-up originally posted 11/20/10, new rips and scans
 Blue Peter were a four piece from Toronto Canada, that were around from 1978 to 1985. In All they released four full length's, two singles, and an E.P. titled Version. Included here, are my favorite tracks from their first three LP's. It's cool to hear the transition from a Pop/Punk outfit, to more of a main stream sounding, New Wave band, while maintaining a knack for writing excellent songs. That's something only a handful of bands were able to accomplish. Linked above is a very well done site with all of the information you could want on Blue Peter, as well as reissues of their LP's, Links, and other Releases.


Line Up's -

Paul Humphrey - Vocals And Keyboards
Geoff McOuat - Bass (Test Patterns For Living and Radio Silence)
Rick Joudrey - Bass (Up To You)
Chris Wardman - Guitar
Ron Tomlinson - Drums (Test Patterns For Living)
Mike Bambrick - Drums (Radio Silence)

Ready Records 1979,1980,1982

♫♫♫. I'm Just Here For The Ride.♫♫♫

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Next (Make It Quick EP)

(Per request, a re-up originally posted 3/15/11, New rips and scans)
The Next were a four piece from Austin Texas. They released two records, this EP and a second titled, "Kick Ass" with a different lineup. They also had a couple of tracks on the "Live at Raul´s Comp".

Line Up -

Ty Gavin - Vocals
Skip Seven - Guitar
Lee Shupe - Bass
Arthur Hays - Drums
Sharp Records 1979

1. Monotony
2. Cheap Rewards
3. Mr. Wonderful

♫♫♫.Destroy Them.♫♫♫

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Revolver (Some Other Guy Single)

   If you've followed this blog for any period of time, you may have figured out by now that I have a soft spot for Beatlesque, or 60's British Invasion sounding Bands. Here's another record in that vein to add to the list. I couldn't find any info at all on these guys, which is funny since there's a quote on the back of the sleeve calling Revolver, "The Biggest, Hottest, Property in the history of American show business". I found one band with the same name, from the same period out of Cleveland and a more recent one out of California; neither of which appear associated with these guys. At any rate what we have here is a solid two sider, consisting of two covers that were part of The Beatles  live repertoire around 1962-63. Some other Guy was originally written and released as a single by Richie Barrett in 1962 and I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you was written in 1953 by Joe Thomas and Howard Biggs. It looks like these guys may have been from Sierra Madre, CA and drummer Rolo Sandoval has been associated with other Beatles tribute acts, but that's all I have.

Line Up -

Mark Estes - Rhythm Guitar
Howard Lea - Lead Guitar
Jim Wootten - Bass
Rolo Sandoval - Drums

Revolver Records 1983

1. Some Other Guy
2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You

♫♫♫.I'm The Lonely One.♫♫♫

Sunday, November 3, 2013

!! My New Blog !!

  I've been kicking the Idea around of starting a new blog for years. You may be asking yourself why I would start a new blog when I can't even update the one I have on a regular basis. That's a very valid question....... I guess the only answer I can give you is I'm not sure hahaha. I guess the main reason is to post newer music and to give newer bands exposure. I receive requests all the time from current bands asking if I can review their music and I usually shy away feeling like it doesn't fit in with this blog; the new blog will allow me to do it as well as post records from newer bands I'm into. When I started Shotgun Solution, I never meant for it to have a specific format but over the years it just went in that direction. Neoteric Melodies format will be Post 1990 Punk, Powerpop, Pop, Garage, Hardcore etc. Shotgun Solution's format will be Pre 1990 Punk, Powerpop, Pop, Garage, Hardcore etc. Eventually, I plan on transferring all of the post 1990's post's over to the new site. For now on, any request's having to do with any music post 1990; please direct them to the new blog. Please check it out and let me know what you think, I think it turned out pretty cool.

Introducing
 

Vox Pop (Just Like Your Mom Single)

(By request, a re-up originally posted 2/7/2010, new rips and scans)
  Vox Pop was a Los Angeles band formed by Jeff Dahl around 1979. Other Members of the band were Don Bolles (drums) from The Germs and 45 Grave, Mary Simms (aka Dinah Cancer),from 45 Grave, Michael Ochoa(from Nervous Gender), Paul Cutler (originally from the Consumers) also from 45 Grave (and eventually the Dream Syndicate), and Del Hopkins,who drums with the Jeff Dahl Group now, other than that, I couldn't find much info on him. Darby Crash called Vox Pop the worst band he had ever seen(pretty funny huh!). After Vox Pop folded around 81 or so, Jeff Dahl went on to do a short stint with the Angry Samoans as well as forming the L.A. metal outfit Powertrip, He's been involved with many other projects to present day.

Bad Trip Records 1980

Triangle Side - Just Like Your Mom
Square Side - Cab Driver

♫♫♫...I Got No Love For You...♫♫♫

Dred Scott (Believe You All E.P.)

(By request, a re-up originally posted 7/4/2010, new scans and rips
 Dred Scott was a Los Angeles four piece formed in 1979 by Journalist Greg Burk. There's not much info out there on these guys. In all I believe they had two singles, and possibly an LP(but I'm not sure),before they disbanded around 1985. Every time I look at this cover it reminds me of Shemp, from the Three Stooges.

Line Up -

Greg Burk - Vocals
Chris August - Bass And Vocals
Dave Van Huesen - Guitar
Jeff Hands - Drums

Red Spot Records 1979

1. I Believe You All
2. Honest Boy
3. What A World
4. Rocker

♫♫♫...And It's Bleeding Me...♫♫♫



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Edsells ( Don't Wanna Go To School Single)

The Edsells were a five piece, that I believe were from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Three of the five band members are brothers. I found This Facebook Page and This Blog Article and that's where the trail went cold. Both songs are great Enjoy!


Line Up-

Chris Schoenefuhs - Guitar and Vocals
Shaun Murphy - Bass and Vocals
Al ?? - Drums and Vocals
Gene Murphy - Guitar and Vocals
Darren Murphy - Lead Vocals

D.S.M. Records 1981

1. Don't Wanna Go To School
2. She Escaped

♫♫♫...Just Wanna Play My Guitar...♫♫♫

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Krayolas (All I Do Is Try Single)

The Krayolas, were a four piece from San Antonio, TX that formed around 1975. They released a number of singles, (this being the first) and two full lengths before splitting in 1988. In 2007 a compilation of singles and rare tracks called "Best Riffs Only" was released and the Krayolas reformed in support of it. Since then they've released four more full lengths and a couple EP's. Go check them out at The Krayolas.Com Website. There you'll find where to purchase their music, Bio's, a Discography, and lots of other band related info. Both of these great tunes are included on the "Best Riffs Only" disc, however I find these slower, more primitive versions more appealing. I apologize for the sound, my copy has certainly seen better days; hopefully one of these days I'll upgrade to a cleaner copy.

Line Up -

Hector Saldana - Vocals, Guitar
David Saldana - Drums, Vocals
Van Baines - Guitar
Barry Smith - Bass

Krayola Records 1977

1. All I Do Is Try
2. Sometime

♫♫♫...Can't You Feel It...♫♫♫

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Trouble Boys (Nice Girl Single)

I've been after this record for quite a while. I just, recently came by a copy and lucky for you, I've decided to share it with you. Far as I can tell, The Trouble Boys were a three piece from Toledo, OH and this was their only record. There's very little about these guys online and the sleeve yields nothing. The Only info I could find was this Teenline Links Page.


Taint/Detour Productions 1982

1. Nice Girl
2. Kristina

♫♫♫...Never Been Bad...♫♫♫