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...♫♫♫

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Now (Fuzztone Fizzadelic)

A repost by request, originally posted 6/22/09.The Now are a Peterborough, England four piece that formed in 1976 and as far as I know are still at it today. They released two classic singles before disbanding in 1979, "Development Corporations / Why" on The Ultimate Record Label in 1977 and Into the Eighties / Nine O' Clock on Raw Records in 1979.
   2004 brought all four original members back in the studio to record "Fuzztone Fizzadelic". It represents their original set list, as performed in 1977. If you would like to read more about the band, here's a couple of places to start : Wikipedia and Punk 77 .
Line Up -
Mike McGuire - Vocals
Steve Rolls - Guitars
Faz Farrow - Bass
Joe MacColl - Drums

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Zero Defekts (Zero Defekts)

Zero Defekts were a Chicago three piece that formed in 1981. I'm not sure but this may have been their only release with this line up. Side A of this record really doesn't do much for me but all three songs on the flip make it a keeper. Founding and only original member, Nick Nick, appears to be keeping the band alive; you can check him out Here . I found another full length released in 2003 called "Love Is Hell" , you can buy for $5.00.

Line Up-

Bob Galiardo - Guitar, Vocals
Michael Dfox - Drums, Vocals
Nick Nick - Bass, Vocals

 Self Released 1982

 ♫♫♫...Catch The Night Flow...♫♫♫

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Trademarks (It's up to you flexi)

The Trademarks were a great Boston five piece that were around in the early Eighties. This flexi disc was given away with the first issue of Take It Magazine. Two more singles followed, "Magic In Her Eyes" b/w "Run For Your Life" and "She Knows" b/w "Prisoner Of Your Eyes". I read at one time they were close to a record contract with Warner Bros; but it doesn't look as though that ever happened.

Lineup -

Dave Morrison - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Matt Langone - Guitar, Vocals
Jack Moran - Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Hollowell - Bass
Chris McCauley - Drums, Vocals

♫♫♫...It's Gonna Hit You Hard...♫♫♫

News (Stop EP)

This was originally posted 1/16/10. After hearing of Nate Mountel's passing, I felt a repost was appropriate.
News were a Cincinnati five piece that performed around the midwest from 1978 to 1980. They released this EP and another single on the Waldo Records. Most of the band lived in the Waldo Apartments in downtown Cincinnati, hence the name. News also had a piece titled Experimental Animals, on an LP produced by C.A.G.E. (Cincinnati Artists Group Experience), which featured various area artists.Nate Mountel left the band late in 1980. The rest of the band reformed with slightly different personnel as The Fourth Estate, but had a brief career. Paul and Jim moved to San Francisco to form a group called Pray for Rain. Paul Trupin passed away in 1995; you can read more about him in this post's comments. Sadly, Nate Mountel also passed away 2/25/15, from lupus complications, RIP.

Lineup -

Paul Trupin - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Hershberger - Lead Guitar
Peter Alexander - Bass
Jim Woody - Keyboards
Nate Mountel - Drums
Carol Shloss - played a bass line on Stop and the insistent drone keyboard note on Stop

Waldo Records 1980

1. Stop
2. To Begin With
3. Brothers
4. Dix-Mille Kilometres De Moi (Ten-Thousand Miles From Me)

♫♫♫...Let's Stop...♫♫♫

The Sneaks (Success...The Hard Way E.P.)

This is a repost by request; originally posted 4/20/10.
The Sneaks formed around 1980, they were a Arcadia, California-based band, who release two E.P,'s. One was titled Sneak Preview from 1981, and This one which came out in 1983. Some time around 1984, they called it a day. Since then, there have been a few reunion shows, and a CD compiling their two E.P.'s along with Demos and unreleased tracks. I pulled the best three tracks from this for your listening pleasure. Here's a link for a website that will tell you all you want to know about these guys, as well you can purchase their CD for a measly $10.00.

Line Up -

Brett Perkins - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Rob Schilling - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Howie Orell - Bass, Vocals
Greg Tortell - Drums, Vocals

Upbeat Music 1983

♫♫♫...You'll Come Runnin' To Me...♫♫♫

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mod Lang (Because of You Single)

Mod Lang is a three piece that I wasn't able to find any info on. Unfortunately, the sleeve doesn't yield much either. If anyone can help fill in the blanks, it would be most appreciated. I guess I'll stop rambling now..... Enjoy!

Jettset Records 1982

1. Because of You
2. When It's Time

♫♫♫...I'm With A Real Girl...♫♫♫

The Toys (Livin' Fast Single)

This is a repost by request; originally posted 6/7/10.
   Formed in 1979 by brothers Alan, and Kevin Kalicki, (Rocky Starr and Kevin Rat), from the ashes of their previous band Aunt Helen,(who released one single titled "Big Money / Rebecca in 1978). The Toys became one of the premiere live bands of Buffalo N.Y.'S Punk movement. This single, and a track on a compilation that's unknown to me were their only releases. In 1982, they changed their name to the New Toys, picked up a new Bass player, and relocated Staten Island, before disbanding in 1984. Sadly, Alan Kalicki passed away In 1996, he was 41 years old.

Line Up -

Meat Cleaver - Bass
Kevin Rat - Drums
Rocky Starr - Guitar
Mick Tyler - Guitar

Maxwell Music 1980

1. Livin' Fast
2. I'm Telling You Now

♫♫♫...Never Think About The Past...♫♫♫

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Donuts (All The Innocent Girls)

   I wasn't able to uncover much about The Donuts. What little I was able to find came from a memorial tribute, posted on YouTube.
   Here's a couple of things I found interesting....
The back of the sleeve lists three Guitar players and the song order on the sleeve is reversed. The dead wax lists "All The Innocent Girls" as the A side. That's my favorite of the two anyway; so that's the order I went with. I apologize for the small amount of noise at the beginning of both tracks. Sometimes, records look better than they play.
   The Donuts transplanted to Los Angeles, from the Bay Area in the late 70's. Soon after, Chris Hauptmann was recruited to round out the line up. This was, (as far as I know) the bands only record; and it appears to have been self released. As I mentioned above; Sadly, Paul Skelton passed away in 2009, RIP.

Line Up -

Chris Hauptmann - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Tom Alexander - Guitar, Vocals
Paul Skelton - Guitar, Vocals
John Nolan - Bass
Eric Jerde - Drums

No Label 1980

1. All The Innocent Girls
2. She May Be Your Girl

♫♫♫...I Had A Problem...♫♫♫

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Easy Money (Getting Lost and Standing In Your Shadow Singles)

Easy Money were a Victoria, B.C. four piece, that existed from around 1978 till 1984. Here's both of their excellent singles; on Richards Records, which I think was a local area record store. It's a shame they didn't release anything else. As catchy as both of these singles are, I'm sure they would have released a top notch full length. I'm really left wanting more.

Richard's Records 1980

1. Getting Lost
2. High Fashion

♫♫♫...It's Hopeless...♫♫♫

Line Up -

Rob Lifton - Guitar, Vocals
Karl Hourigan - Vocals, Guitar
Linda Humphries - Bass, Vocals
Dave Hill - Drums

Richard's Records 1980

1. Standing In Your Shadow
2. No Stranger To Danger

♫♫♫...My Hearts Breakin'...♫♫♫

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Keepers ( By The Same Name Ep )

This is a repost, by request, originally from 8/17/09
   The Keepers were a five piece from Oxford, OH that formed sometime in the early Eighties. When I first posted this record six years ago there was very little information to be found on these guys. Since that time unfortunately, not allot has changed; I did however find this Facebook Page. I remember reading somewhere, the band eventually moved to Boston and after little success, called it quits.

Line Up -

Craig Bloom - Keyboards, Lead and Backing Vocals
Stephen Dougherty - Guitars, Lead and Backing Vocals
Laurens Vernot - Bass, Backing Vocals
Craig Stephens - Guitars
Keith Fleming - Drums

Nu - Bob Music 1984

♫♫♫...Isn't That What You Told Me...♫♫♫

NewToys (Say It LP)

This is a repost by request from 5/25/11.
The Newtoys were a Buffalo, N.Y. four piece that formed in 1979, originally as The Toys. They released one single as The Toys in 1980. In 1982 the band changed their name to The NewToys, released this LP, and relocated Staten Island. They continued as The NewToys for a couple more years, before disbanding sometime around 1984.

Line Up-

Rocky Starr - Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Starr - Drums, Vocals
Meat Cleaver - Bass, Vocals
Mick Tyler - Guitar, Vocals

Mark / Playtime Records 1982

♫♫♫...You Let Me Down...♫♫♫

The Reducers (The Reducers Lp)

This is a repost, by request from 10/15/09.
   The Reducers were a New London, Connecticut four piece that formed in 1978. In all, they released nine Lp's and a hand full of singles. This, their first full length effort was released, (as is the case with all of their records) on their own Rave On Records label. The Reducers disbanded in 2012, following the sad passing of their bassist Steve Kaika from cancer. If your interested in learning more about the band, here's a few links you can check out:
The Reducers.Com - Facebook - Twitter - Youtube
You can still purchase the majority of The Reducers releases; click on the Rave On Records Link below.

Line Up -

Hugh Birdsall - Guitar, Vocals
Peter Detmold - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Kaika - Bass, Vocals
Tom Trombley - Drums, Vocals

Rave On Records 1984

♫♫♫...Open Up Your Eyes...♫♫♫

The Chameleons (Nostalgia E.P.)

This is a repost by request from 3/11/09.
   This is my favorite Chameleons record; "Nostalgia" is such a great song.
   The Chameleons formed in Manchester, England, in 1981 from the ashes of a number of local groups. Mark Burgess, ( vocals/bass) began with the Cliches, (Guitarists) Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding from the Years and John Lever ( Drums, who replaced founding member Brian Schofield) from the Politicians.
   After releasing three full lengths and a number of singles and Ep's; The Chameleons disbanded in 1987, following the  death of their manager Tony Fletcher. The band reformed in 2000 and released a couple more Lp's before once again disbanding in 2003.

Statik Records 1985

1. Nostalgia
2. In Shreds
3. Less Than Human

♫♫♫...Share My Nostalgia With You...♫♫♫

Hip Chemists (Pop Songs Single)

 This is a Repost, by request from 4/17/11. I've taken the information for this from comments associated with my original post of this record. If anything I've wrote here is incorrect, please let me know.
   The Hip Chemists were a short lived Carbondale Illinois four piece; that formed in 1982, while attending Southern Illinois University. Originally called the Dead End Kids, they changed their name to Hip Chemists and recorded this, their only single. "Pop Songs" was inspired by the assassination of John Lennon. Dave Balchen, (Bass) and Stan Barker, (a friend of the band, who wrote "Pop Songs") were in Chicago's first punk band, The Crucified in 1977. They were the first Chicago punk band to release a record; a 4 song EP on they're own Power Records label. The Crucified broke up in 1978, due to the lack of clubs in Chicago willing to book punk bands at the time. Sadly, Stan Barker passed away Sept. 22, 2014, RIP.

Line Up-

Stace England - Vocals
Dave Balchen - Bass
Shaun Mason - Guitar
Dan Balchen - Drums

Kio Records 1984

1. Pop Songs
2. I Wanna Be A Brit

♫♫♫...You Thought Pop Would Save Us All...♫♫♫

Monday, February 2, 2015

My apologies

   As seems to have been the case these last couple of years; I once again find myself apologizing for an extended absence. Unfortunately, my life just doesn't afford me an abundance of time to work on this site anymore. Additionally, for what ever reason; when I do have time, my hearts just not into it. I've been seriously considering selling my record collection, taking the money and buying myself a new Indian motorcycle. As you might imagine; that decision would definitely spell the end for this site and my music collection, as I couldn't and wouldn't be able to replace everything. Even though I've been feeling this way, I still love music. A bit burned out but still in love; which makes it a tough decision. Rather than leave this site hanging around unattended; I'll most likely delete it, if I chose to go that route. It's been hanging by a thread anyway, the last couple of years. For the moment, I'll try my best to post all of the re up requests and maybe a few new ones. We'll see how things go and how I'm feeling. Thanks for all of your comments and support over the years!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Peens (Four Song EP)

The Peens were a three piece from Erie, PA. I couldn't find anything about them, so I'm going to assume this is somewhat rare. Three out of the four tunes are kind of strange and quirky, however the song "Thrill Me" is an underrated late 70's style Punk smasher.

Line Up -

Kevin Bort - Guitar
Jan Linendoll - Drums
Lenny Bove - Bass, Vocals

Endangered Species Records 1980

♫♫♫...Come On And Trill Me...♫♫♫

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Trend (Lucky Day Single)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150862655369747.475569.41437134746&type=3 The Trend were originally a four piece from Kennett, Missouri. John McMullan formed the band in 1979 while in High School; he was 16 at the time. Other than this single, they also released a LP titled "The Trend Is In"; as a five piece in 1982. The Trend disbanded in 1987 for many of the usual reasons. As is the case with mine, most copies of this record were sleeveless. I found a picture of an actual picture sleeve that I included with the download for you to check out.

Line Up -

Matt Collier - Vocals
John McMullan - Vocals Guitar, Keys
Mike Astrachan - Lead Guitar
Bill Joslyn - Bass
Brian Mitchell - Drums

KSS Records 1981

1. Lucky Day
2.She's Hi Fi

♫♫♫...You Better Beware...♫♫♫

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Kopterz (First Three Releases)

The Kopterz were a four piece from Portland Maine. They released a Single, a four song EP titled "The Kopterz", an Lp Titled "Dancin Disorder", and a final EP Titled "Twistin In The Wind", all on their own Broken Records Label before disbanding sometime around 1989. I've included their first Single and The Kopterz EP in their entirety. I chose my six favorite tracks from the LP and I can't say I've ever heard "Twistin In The Wind". In all, this should give you a good taste of what these guys were all about. I think you might still be able to buy the Lp , as well as their first EP; check HERE.

Line Up-

Joe Brien - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Joe Petty - Guitar, Vocals
Joe Donovan - Bass, Vocals
Bill McGeough - Drums
Joe Galope - Drums (Dancin' Disorder)

Broken Records 1982, 1985, 1986

♫♫♫...Love Let's You Down...♫♫♫

♫♫♫...It Never Get's Dark...♫♫♫

♫♫♫...Take My Sadness Away...♫♫♫

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Charlie Pastorfield (Maybe We Have Changed EP)

 Here's a Great 4 song EP out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlie Pastorfield played with The Skip Castro Band, as well as The Gladstones and The Believers. This Solo effort seems to have been self released. I found another Solo release called "Scenario", from 1986 but I've never heard it.

Line Up -

Charlie Pastorfield - Guitar, Vocals
Haines Fullerton - Guitar. Background Vocals
Jim Jones - Background Vocals
Hugh Patton - Drums
Mark Roebuck - Background Vocals
Eric Schwartz - Background Vocals
Danny Beirne - Keyboards

White Line Records 1982

1. Tell Me Why
2. Maybe We Have Changed
3. Baby It's Your Life
4. Sally Don't Live Here

♫♫♫...What's Done Is Done,,,♫♫♫

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Knobs - (Nun / Pretty Little Fingers Single)

The Knobs were a four piece from Bayonne NJ. Looks like this catchy little two sider may have been their only release. I couldn't find much on the band, but below are a few links worth checking out.

Line Up -

Jimmy Christie - Guitar, Vocals
Peter Zervoulis - Guitar, Vocals -
Tom MacFarlane - Bass, Vocals
Charlie Servello - Drums - Also contributed to the Tonebenders

Requestomatic Records 1984

1. Nun
2. Pretty Little Fingers

♫♫♫...Lord What Should I Do...♫♫♫

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ingemar Bergman Troop (The Modern Girl Single)

Ingemar Bergman Troop were a three piece from Uppsala Sweden. From what I gather, they were actually the Poppier alter ego of a band called Kaipa. It looks as though they released three singles, ( this being the last) and a full length, all on the RCA label.

Line Up -

Lennart Backwall - Guitar
Mats  Lofgren - Vocals
Ingemar Bergman - Drums

RCA Victor 1981

1. The Modern Girl
2. Then I Kissed Her

♫♫♫...Gets what she wants...♫♫♫