Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Works (You're Just A) Button On A Shirt Single

Here's a nice slab of Guitar driven, hooky Powerpop, from 1979 for ya, (well, the a side anyway). I want to give a big thanks to Bruce from the always amazing, My Life's A Jigsaw Blog; for information on these guys. Bruce's knowledge and collection, never cease to amaze me. Describing themselves as "Sydney's full-on raging, foot-tapping, Rock 'n' Roll outfit"; The Works were a Australian four piece around in the late 70's that eventually became, Brave New Works. Far as I know, this was their only release as The Works.

Piranha Brothers Records 1979

1.(You're Just A) Button On A Shirt
2. Don't Blame Me

♫♫♫...Promised Me A Coconut...♫♫♫

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Night Brigade (Gotta Place In My Heart Single)

The Night Brigade were a three piece, that appear to have been from NYC. I'm making that  assumption because this was recorded at Blank Tapes Studio. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any other real info on the band. Both tunes are top notch Powerpop; making this a classic and a must own.

Line Up -

S. Erani - Drums, Lead Vocals
D. Shweky - Bass, Background Vocals
A. Tobias - Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals

Night Brigade Production 1981

1. Gotta Place In My Heart
2. Make Believe

♫♫♫...Pretty Girls In Bikinis Shaking...♫♫♫

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Doctors (Be My Lawyer SIngle)

Here's a cool Canadian two sider, that I basically couldn't find any info on. The Doctors may have been from Ontario but I'm guessing from the record label. Be my Lawyer is a solid Powerpop tune, while the flip, Hey You has a upbeat Punky, New Wave feel. Hey You is my pick of the two but both tunes are solid. I'm guessing the scarcity of info means this record is fairly rare so if anyone has any info on the band to share; I would appreciate it, Enjoy!

V.S. Records 1981

1. Be My Lawyer
2. Hey You

♫♫♫...Don't You Remember The Thrill...♫♫♫

The Infidels (X 4)

   a repost, by request, originally posted 10/01/08, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Infidels were, (or are?) a great four piece from Youngstown, Ohio. They have at least: three full lengths, a couple of E.P's and a few singles to their credit. I can't speak for anything after the first Lp but all of their early releases are a must. I'm not sure but it looks as though they may still be at it; here's their Facebook Page.

Line Up -

Pete Drivere - Lead Guitar and Vocals
John Hlumyk - Bass, Vocals
John Koury - Drums, Vocals
David Lisko - Guitar, Vocals

Scream Records 1986

1. Take One More Look
2. Evil Change Of Season
3. You Should See Yourself
4. I Can't Take It No More

♫♫♫...See What's In Front Of You...♫♫♫

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Vectors (The Vectors EP)

a repost, by request, originally posted 05/06/10, new rips and scans, enjoy! 
The Vectors were from Fullerton, California. They first made their mark in 1979 by landing a spot with a novelty song called "Death To Disco" on the " Insane Darrell Wayne No Disco Album". After gaining airplay on KROQ, KNAC and several college radio stations, a permanent line-up was put together and they began gigging around Orange County, and Los Angeles. Although The Vectors earned a large following, major label success eluded them. I think sometime around 1981 they called it a day. I'm pretty sure their only releases were the Death To Disco Single, and this EP. Other than the comp track listed above, Hey Kirby also appeared on the "The Up Another Octave Transmission" comp. They have a Myspace , other than that there's not much on them.

Line Up -

Dave Guccione - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Rosman - Vocals
Mike Moore - Bass
Stan Embry - Lead Guitar
John Pyburn - Drums

Red Zone Records 1981

1. Black Pills
2. Bondage Man
3. Bad Situation
4. Fast Cars (fast girls)
5. Hey Kirby

♫♫♫...Here Comes The Radiation...♫♫♫

The Braille Party (Welcome To Maryland)

a repost, by request, originally posted 11/30/09, new rips and scans, enjoy!
a repost, by request, originally posted 11/18/09, new rips and scans, enjoy!

Read more: http://shotgunsolution.blogspot.com/#ixzz46PWSm4ar
a repost, by request, originally posted 11/18/09, new rips and scans, enjoy!

Read more: http://shotgunsolution.blogspot.com/#ixzz46PWSm4ar
The Braille Party was a Maryland three piece that left us with this lp and a couple of compilation tracks. Musically this record is all over the place. It ranges from dreamy pop, to blazing fast hardcore. Overall it's somewhat strange but, there are some really memorable songs that grow on you with every listen. My favorite has always been, Who's Patronizing Who. The great lyrics, swirling almost TSOL like guitars, and short bursts of speed, made(for me anyway) this an instant DC classic. I spent quite a while trying to separate these tracks. If it's not perfect I apologize.

Line Up -

Matt Riedl - Vocals, Bass
Lou Gigger - Guitar
Gerry Rolfe - Drums, Vocals

Fountain Of Youth Records 1984

♫♫♫...Home Of The Masquerade...♫♫♫

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The City Limits (Morse-Code Messages E.p)

I was introduced to this record a few years back by Bruce, who posted it on his excellent "My Life's A Jigsaw Blog. It became an instant favorite, from the moment I heard it and I've been trying to get a copy ever since. Unfortunately, it rarely shows up and when it has; my bankroll never seemed to coincide with it's appearance. Recently, the moon and the stars lined up and I was able to finally obtain a copy. To celebrate my acquisition, I've decided to post it here for you. If you've never heard this record, your in for a treat, Enjoy!
  The City Limits were a five piece from Leeds, England; that were around in the late 70's. Unfortunately, this was their sole release. If you would like to read more about the band, check out Bruce's great post's HERE. I've been told, this may soon to be reissued on the Sing Sing Label and Queen Mum Records, so keep a look out!!

Line Up -

Ted Waite - Vocals, Guitar
Anthony Pearl - Vocals, Guitar
Jonathan Beardsworth - Guitar
Paul Hartwoods - Bass
Colin McCaig - Drums

Luggage Label 1979

1. Morse-Code Messages
2. If I Had The Time
3. I Just Can't Say Goodbye !

♫♫♫...I Only Wanna Hold You...♫♫♫

Monday, February 22, 2016

Krypton Tunes (First Two Singles)

Krypton Tunes were a Four piece from Wales that released three singles between 1977 and 1979. I've included their first two, for your listening pleasure. The first single comes with a red label and a blank white label. I'm not sure how many were pressed but I have both versions. I must admit, I've never heard the last one. If any of you are willing to share it with me, I'd love to hear it. All four of these tracks are crudely recorded, 77 style Punk smashers; Love It ! I found a disk you can buy, that includes all three singles. Check it out HERE.

Line Up -

John Wadlow - Lead Vocal, Guitar
Dave Bass - Bass, Vocals
January - Guitar, Vocals
Bob Black - Drums, Vocals

Black And Red Records 1978

1. Behind Your Smile
2. Coming To See You

Lightning Records 1978

1. Limited Vision
2. (All In) Jail

♫♫♫...Your Life Is A Prison...♫♫♫

S.O.A (No Policy E.p)

a repost, by request, originally posted 11/18/09, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   State of Alert, fronted by Henry Garfield, who would later rise to fame as Henry Rollins formed in October 1980. They released this ten song 7" ep and contributed three songs to the compilation Flex Your Head, both on Dischord Records. The EP was financed by Henry since Dischord wanted to afford releasing the first Minor Threat 7" as well. S.O.A. played a total of 12 gigs in and around the eastern US, their first on December 6, 1980, in Washington, D.C., and their last on July 10, 1981, in Philadelphia. After S.O.A Rollins joined Black Flag and then founded Rollins Band .Guitarist Michael Hampton went on to form The Faith in 1981 with Alec MacKaye (brother of Ian MacKaye, later in Ignition) who joined on vocals and Ivor Hansen, S.O.A.'s final drummer. Later Hampton went on to Embrace with Ian MacKaye in 1985, and One Last Wish with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi, Rites of Spring) and Brendan Canty (Deadline, Fugazi, Rites of Spring). Bass player Wendel Blow went on to play in Iron Cross and Lethal Intent.

Line Up-

Henry Garfield - Vocals
Wendel Blow - Bass
Michael Hampton - Guitar
Simon Jacobsen - Drums

Dischord Records 1981
1. Lost In Space
2. Draw Blank
3. Girl Problems
4. Black Out
5. Gate Crashers
6. War Zone
7. Riot
8. Gang Fight
9. Public Defender
10.Gonna Have To Fight

The Nubs (Job Single)

 a repost, by request, originally posted 11/16/11, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Nubs were a three piece from San Francisco. As far as I know this was their only single. I found this page from a couple of years ago. At the time, they had reformed, been playing out, and released a CD, with this single, as well as a bunch of tracks that I think were recorded later. I've never heard the disc, and I'm not sure if it's still available, or even if The Nubs are still around or not. I know this one can be found other places on the net, but someday when it's time to put this blog to rest; It wouldn't be right to have not included this classic.

Line Up:

David Muniz - Drums, Vocals
Jim Stockford - Vocals, Bass
Steve Wellborn - Guitars

Businessman Records 1980

1. Job
2. Little Billy's Burning

♫♫♫...I Can't Get No Kicks...♫♫♫

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Keys (The Keys Album)

 a repost, by request, originally posted 8/20/09, new rips and scans.
   The Keys Album is a true Powerpop classic; unfortunately, it has really bad production. It's thin sounding and tinny with very little bottom end, (check out You tube and you'll see what I mean). I don't usually like to eq records but this one was begging for it. Hopefully, I made it sound a little better, I tried. Songs like I don't wanna cry and, If it's not too much, are practically flawless examples of Powerpop at it's best. The Keys formed in London around 1979.They were, Drew Barfield, and Steve Tatler who played in a previous band together called John Doe. Ben Grove who played guitar for The Banned, and later the Retros, and ex-Wings drummer Geoff Britton who also later did a stint with Manfred Mans Earth Band. They were signed to A&M records and released the U.K. only LP “The Keys Album”. It was produced by Joe Jackson and drew rave reviews, but unfortunately it didn't sell very well. Besides the album, They also had six singles to their credit. Sadly due to a lack of interest The Keys split in 1983.

Line Up -

Ben Grove - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Tatler - Vocals, Guitar
Drew Barfield - Vocals, Bass
Geoff Britton - Drums

A&M Records 1981

♫♫♫...I Got You Figured Out...♫♫♫

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...♫♫♫