Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Drunk Mums - Adderall

   When I first started this blog, my intention was to mimic a radio show I hosted over a 10 year period. My format was fairly open; I tried to play a mix of everything I'm into: New, Old, Punk, Powerpop, Garage, 60's and even some metal. Over the years, I got away from that idea and started focusing on mostly older Punk And Powerpop records. I tried starting a blog for newer records but to be honest, it was poorly executed and I was having a hard time keeping up with this blog, let alone a second one. Anyway, I'm going to start posting bandcamp content, mixed in with my traditional post's. It gives me an opportunity to promote some great new bands that I'm into. Please support the groups and buy from them!
The Drunk Mums are a great four piece from Melbourne, Australia. With a number of releases to their credit; they keep getting better and better. My favorites are their Denim Ep and this new single.

Check Them Out Here

Drunk Mums Bandcamp

Give em' a listen

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Cowboys ( Supermarket Single)

   The Cowboys were a short lived Columbus, Ohio outfit that were around from 1979 to 1980. There isn't much info on these guys; except they were Mark Eitzel's first band. You can read more about him HERE, if you feel so inclined. This was the bands only record and what a record it was. Teenage life is a great, snotty Punk Smasher!

Line Up

Larry Repp - Guitar
Peanut Butter Billy Lee Buckeye - Vocals and Bass
Nole Petestack - Guitar
George Diaz - Bass
Lipstick Dave Wise - Drums

Tet Offensive Records 1980

1. Supermarket
2. Teenage Life

♫♫♫...Nothing At All Satisfy's Me...♫♫♫

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Shakers ( Till I'm Gone Single)

   The Shakers were a Canadian four piece, that were around from 1979 till 1983. During that span, they released two full lenths, a couple of singles, (This being the first) and a couple of Ep's. I really like their first Lp, "In Time". After The Shakers broke up, Dave Des Roches went on to become the lead singer of Teenage Head. He had previously been a backing musician on their Frantic City Lp.  Gord lewis from Teenage Head played some guitar on this as well.

Line Up

Rick Andrew - Bass, Vocals
Dave Des Roches - Guitar, Vocals
Claude Des Roches - Drums
Bill Dillon - Guitar
Gord Lewis - Guitar
Ed Roth - Piano, Organ

Warpt Records 1979

1. Till I'm Gone
2. Out The Door

♫♫♫...Keep Her Tied To The Bed...♫♫♫ 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Back Pages ( I've Got A Heart Too Single)

   The Back Pages were a Cleveland, Ohio three piece; that were around in the late 80's, into the early 90's. I didn't have much luck turning up anything else about them. This is the only record I could find to their credit and it appears to have been self released. The only band members names I could find were Jimmy Aschenbener and Marcus Bretschneider. 

Self Released  ?

1. I've Got A Heart Too
2. You And Me (We'll See)

♫♫♫...I Found This Is Where I Belong...♫♫♫

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Brian And The Nightmares (Stephanie Ep)

   Brian And The Nightmares were a Tennessee, four piece that were around from 1985 to 1990. Besides this ep, they released two full lengths; I'm guessing all of which are self released. The B side of this ep, "Look the other way"; has a jangly, mid 80's, aussie, vibe to it that always seems to appeal to me.

Line Up -

Brian Relleva - Vocals, Guitar
Kurt Hagardorn - Guitar, Vocals
John Smith - Bass
Mark Ryalls - Drums, Vocals

Nightmare Records 1986

1. Stephanie
2. Forget About You
3. Look The Other Way

♫♫♫...The Time Has Come...♫♫♫ 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Trademarks (Singles Collection)

   The Trademarks were a great Boston five piece that were around in the early Eighties. I read at one time they were close to a record contract with Warner Bros; but it doesn't look as though it ever happened. I wasn't sure which came first, the Flexi or the Magic single; so I went with the flexi. I included their last single, even though I'm really not fond of it. It's very early 80's main stream radio sounding. All of their singles are included in this post, Enjoy!

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

This flexi disc was given away with the first issue of Take It Magazine.

Take It Magazine
1. It's Up To You

Smash Records 1981

1. Magic In Her Eyes
2. Run For Your Life

Snash Records 1982

1. She Knows
2. Prisoner Of Your Eyes

Snash Records 1983

1. Don't Cry For Me
2. I Want To Feel It

♫♫♫...It's Gonna Hit You Hard Some Day...♫♫♫

Device (Make It Last Single)

   a repost by request, originally posted 6-26-11, new rips and scans, enjoy!  
I stumbled upon this while browsing Ebay 9 years ago, (I can't believe it's been that long already, lol). A most excellent seller was kind enough to have a sample for previewing. The song, "Is It Ever Gonna Change" instantly sunk its hooks into my brain; and I decided I had to have it. It rose to around $70.00, and unfortunately, I had to let it go. A couple of weeks went by and to my surprise I found another one for sale. This time however, it went for half the price, and it became mine. I'm doing all this rambling, because there's absolutely no information to be found on this band what so ever. There's not even a date on the record. So, unless any of you have any information on this great record; I guess it will remain a mystery. Even after all this time, I still can't find anything on this one; except a Popsike, Ebay, listing that claims it's midwestern, from 1981? The names on the record are: S. Harcus, Z. Levesque, S. Glazer.

CTS Records 1981?

1. Make It Last
2. Is It Ever Gonna Change

♫♫♫...Adding Caution To The Wind...♫♫♫

The Alsatians (Teen Romance Single)

   a repost by request, originally posted 1-27-11, new rips and scans, enjoy!  
The Alsatians were from Canning Town, London. The bands origins were in 1976; called The Barley Wine Band, they changed their name to the Alsatians in 1978. After a number of lineup changes they recorded this record in 1980. After further lineup changes, they called it a day in 1981. I believe this was their only record, and this was never in a picture sleeve.Drums Here's a great article at Bored Teenagers you can check out.

Line Up - 

Dyl Draper - Vocals
Alen Draper - Vocals and Guitar
Tim Scott - Bass
Bruce StockleyDrums

Bridge House Music 1980

1. Teen Romance
2. Our Man In Marrakesh

♫♫♫...Modern Romance Is Such Fun...♫♫♫

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Variety (The Prince Single)

   Here's a fairly rare one from Nebraska, (I'm guessing?) I really couldn't find anything on these guys. The song credits list Wilde and Schmitz and that's about it.

Off The Wall Records 1979

1. The Prince
2. Do You Think I Am?

♫♫♫...It's All Over Town...♫♫♫

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Oh Boy! (Masterplan Single)

   Here's a nice Dutch, Powerpop two sider. Bass player Jan Voster played with The Meteors and Erik Brusse and Michiel Jansen both went on to Eric and the Burden. I couldn't find anything on the drummer. Looks like this was their only record. That's all I could find.

Ariola Records - 1981

1. Masterplan
2. Sorry I Exist

♫♫♫...There's Nothing Left To Say...♫♫♫

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Skunks (Can't Get Loose Single)

a repost by request, originally posted 11-26-08, new rips and scans, enjoy!  
   The Skunks were an Austin, Texas three piece that formed in 1977. They are generally recognized as one of Austin's first punk bands. This was their first single, they released it on their own, (I'm guessing?) Skunks Records. The record cost them $10.00 to record. Before disbanding in 1983, they released: 2 full lengths, a 2, 7" record set Ep, another single and they had a couple tracks on the Live at Raul's comp.

Line Up -

Jesse Sublett - Bass, Vocals
Billy Blackmon - Drums
Jon D. Graham - Guitar

Skunks Records 1979

1. Can't Get Loose
2. Earthquake Shake

♫♫♫...The Whole World Rocks To T
he Earthquake Shake...♫♫♫

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Terminal Mind (I Want To Die Young Ep)

   Terminal Mind were an Austin Texas, three piece; that were around from 1978 till 1981. This was the bands only single. 500 copies were pressed on their own No Records Label. 2 additional songs were released on the "Live At Raul's comp.

Line Up -

Steve Marsh - Bass, Vocals
Doug Murray - Guitar, Vocals
Greg Murray - Drums

No Records 1979

1. I Want To Die Young
2. Refugee
3. Sense Of Rhythm
4. Zombieland

♫♫♫...Hoping That They're Not The Next To Die...♫♫♫

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Corsairs (Today E.P.)

  a repost by request, originally posted 5-29-11, new rip and scans, enjoy!  
   Here's a great E'P' from L.A's The Corsairs. I couldn't find much info, on the band, mostly just opinion.Other than this, a second single was released on their own "Pirate records" label in 1986 titled, Love On The Run. A comp from 2011 titled Idealistic Youth, compiling some California 80s Mod bands has two Corsairs tracks: Round And Round, and Love On The Run.

Line Up-

Allen Shalby - Vocals, Bass, Piano, and Guitar
Steve Hartnell - Guitars, And Vocals
Greg Paul Smith - Drums, and Vocals

Music Rage Records 1984

♫♫♫...Why Do You Laugh At Me...♫♫♫

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Ric Tangle and The Squares (Me Too Ep)

   Ric Tangle And The Squares were a Houston, Texas four piece. They released this Ep, Me Too was also on the Houston Home Cookin' Comp, a track, "All Through The Night" on the Best Of Home Tapes Comp and three cuts, "The Girl In Trouble", "Blonde In The Corner" and "Let's Take My Car To The Beach" on the Third Coast Underground Comp, I couldn't find anything else about them.

Line Up -

Rick Poss - Vocals, Guitar
Bob Bridges - Bass
Ladd Dennisson - Drums
Randy Holsapple - Keyboards

Square Records 1982

1. Me Too
2. Let's Dance!
3. Surfer Cut
4. Let's Take My Car To The Beach

Monday, January 20, 2020

Gordie Uranus And The Universe (Fear Of The Night Single)

   Gordie Uranus and The Universe were a short lived band from Ottawa, Ontario Canada, that were around in 1979. I couldn't find much on them but this appears to have been their only release. Sorry my sleeve pic isn't the greatest; my scanner had trouble with the one sided, reflective sleeve so I took the picture with my phone. I found a bunch of names listed as being members but as to the accuracy or who played what I can't say. I'll list them below; if anyone could help fill in the blanks, it would be most appreciated.

Line Up?

Gordie Innes -
Andrew Dixon -
Rick Villeneuve -
Brian Magner -
Sandy Smith -
Steve Peacock -
Bob Webber -
Barry Wanless -

Seed Records - 1979

1. Fear of the Night
2.It's Only Urgent

♫♫♫...Givin' Me The Chill...♫♫♫

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Beathoven (Do You Remember The Time Single)

   Beathoven were a four piece from Hobart, Tasmania, that formed in 1975. They released this and another single in 1978 titled "Shy Girl" on EMI Records. The band was eventually dropped from the label and were forced to change their name to The Innocents. In 1980 they were picked up by RCA and released two more singles: "Sooner or Later" and "Come Tonight" before disbanding in 1981.

Line Up -

David Minchin - Guitar, Vocals
Charles Touber - Guitar, Vocals
Greg Cracknell - Bass, Vocals
Brent Jeffrey - Drums

Candle Records 1976

1. Do You Remember The Time
2. Darlin'

♫♫♫...Why Don't You Talk To Me...♫♫♫

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Pinpoint (Richmond Single)

   Pinpoint were a London three piece, formed in 1979 by Arturo Bassick, of The Lurkers. In all, they released three singles, (this being their first) and a full length; before disbanding in 1980.

Line Up-

Arturo Bassick - Guitar, Vocals
Dave Allen - Bass, Vocals
Hugh Griffiths - Drums

Albion Records 1979

1. Richmond
2. Love Substitute

♫♫♫...So If You Think You're Groovy Enough...♫♫♫

Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Ignerents (Radio Interference Single)

   The Ignerents were a four piece from Whitstable, Kent that formed in 1977. This was their only single; it had two pressing's, this being the first. They also had a couple of cool tracks in 1980 on the First Offenders comp; you can give them a listen HERE and HERE. In 1981, they evolved into The Beekeepers and released one single; also on Rundown Records. If you're interested in reading more, HERE'S a blog that documents the bands history.

Line Up - 

Ben Challis - Vocals
Steven Harris - Guitar
Chris Harris - Bass
Stan Gretsch - Drums

Rundown Records 1979

1. Radio Interference
2. Wrong Place Wrong Time

♫♫♫...Seems I'm In The Wrong Place...♫♫♫ 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Last Ones (Number One Again EP)

a repost by request, originally posted 1-23-11, new rip and scans, enjoy!      The Last Ones were from Boston, they released this Ep as well as two full lengths: Purgatory Cove, and Don't Follow Me . Band members were: Rick Coraccio, (Guitars, and Vocals) who was in bands such as: DMZ, The Boize, pre Real Kids,The Lyers, and The Shambles. Ricky Carmel, (Guitars, and Vocals) also in The Lyers, Danny Dell'Ano, played guitar on Much too much, as well as both Lp's, Dean Carmel, who I couldn't find anything about, a relation to Ricky perhaps? (Bass) and Richie Johnson, (Drums) who was in bands such as: The Knobs, Mark Thor, The Boize, and Baby's Arm. Paul Murphy, played drums on Much too much, as well as both Lp's, Paul was also in: DMZ, The Lyers, and The Shambles.

Star Rhythm Records 1983

1. Number One Again
2. Bit Of You
3. Waiting For You
4. Much Too Much

♫♫♫...On The Run Again...♫♫♫

Manual Scan (Plan Of Action Ep)

a repost by request, originally posted 3-6-10, new post, rip and scans, enjoy!   
   Manual Scan were a four piece from San Diego, CA that formed in 1981. The first lineup consisted of Bart Mendoza on vocals and guitar, Kevin Ring (later Kevin Donaker-Ring) on guitar and vocals, David Fleminger on bass, and Paul Kaufman on drums. Throughout several lineups, the core of Mendoza and Ring remained.
   They released a string of singles (this being the first) and a full length before disbanding around 1991. Throughout their existence, the band toured extensively throughout California and Arizona as well as England (the 100 Club and the Marquee, among other venues) and Mexico.
   Other members have included Paul Brewin (later in Drip tank, Uncle Joe's Big Ole driver); David Anderson (Trebels, Gravedigger V); Joel Kmak (Hitmakers, the Farmers, the Penetrators); Brad Wilkins; Rob Wilson; Bobby Allend; and Morgan Young; as well as guitarist Ritchie Rooster and saxophone player Joe Asaro..
   Mendoza and Ring are currently members of the Shambles, along with Mark Z, formerly of the Crawdaddys. Here's their website , go check them out. Manual Scan played a reunion show at the Casbah on January 30, 2010. Around the same time, they performed on CW-6 TV’s San Diego Living program, as well as convening at Signature Sound Studios with producer Alan Sanderson to record a special edition of the Pyles Sessions, to be broadcast on host Tim Pyles FM94.9 show. Info borrowed from The San Diego Reader web site.

Line Up -

Bart Mendoza - Vocals, Guitars
Kevin Ring - Guitars
David Fleminger - Bass
Paul Brewin - Drums

Dance And Stance Records 1983

1. Nothing You Can Do
2. American Way
3. New Difference
4. Anymore
5. Jungle Beat

♫♫♫...Wipe The Tears From Your Eyes...♫♫♫

Monday, December 2, 2019

Model Mania - No Pride Slow Suicide Single

   Model Mania were a Birmingham four piece that formed in 1975. Three of the band mates are brothers. This, their only record was released in 1979 on their own Boob Records. A 1000 copies were pressed, the first 250 were hand stamped, the remainder have proper labels. A name change to Power Farm, in 1982 brought about another single titled, "Which Way U.S.A" the following year, also on Boob Records. I've never heard it, so I have no idea if it's any good?

Line Up -

Jim Saunders - Vocals
Rob Saunders - Guitar
Andy Saunders - Drums
Martin Beech - Bass

Boob Records 1979

1. No Pride Slow Suicide
2. Epic Cowboy

♫♫♫...The Police Are Here...♫♫♫

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Cold (You Single)

a repost by request, originally posted 8-12-09 new post, rip and scans, enjoy!   
   The Cold were a New Orleans five piece. The band formed in 1979, from the ashes of a previous endeavor called Totally Cold.They released several singles (this being the first) and Two Lp's before calling it quits in 1985. All of their records were released on Kevin Radecker's Top Pop Record label. Vance DeGeneres, brother of Ellen DeGeneres, later worked as an actor, producer, and in comedy. Prior to The Cold, Chris Luckette played drums for The Normals. The Cold were recently inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Here's some great live footage to check out as well!

Line Up

Barbara Menendez - Vocals, Keyboards
Kevin Radecker - Guitar
Vance DeGeneres - Bass
Bert Smith - Guitar
Chris Luckette - Drums

Top Pop Records 1980

1. You
2. Three Chord City

♫♫♫...It's Time To Hit The Floor...♫♫♫

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Butch McCarthy Band ( Special To You Single)

   The Butch McCarthy Band were a 4 piece from New Bedford Massachusetts. They formed in the late 70's and continued till the mid 80's. This single and a comp track were their only releases. A rare picture sleeve exists but unfortunately, mine isn't one of them.

Line Up

Butch McCarthy - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Chris Richards - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Dave Fauteux - Bass, Vocals
John Borges - Drums

Part 1 of 2 Recordings 1982

1. Special To You
2. Brat

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Singles ( Play It ! )

   The Singles were a four piece from Santa Cruz, California. The band formed in 1982 and disbanded by 85. This appears to be their only record, with a pressing of less than 500. If you want to read more about the band; the Cheap Rewards Blog did a nice piece on them a few years back.

Line Up - 

Rick Gallego - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Marque Kelsey - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Shawn Andrews - Bass
David Townley - Drums

Big Cheese Records 1983

1. Lookin' Round For You
2. Nicole
3. Sheena's Got A New Hero
4. Just Another Girl

♫♫♫...Who Can I Believe...♫♫♫

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Cavern (No Reason to Cry E.P.)

   a repost by request, originaly posted 4/11/11, new rips and scans, Enjoy!
   I've always been a sucker for mid Sixties British invasion revival bands. This one was Preston based; and they released two Singles:"No Reason to Cry" and "Rain Until September". If you want to know more about Cavern; I found two Myspaces for you to check out: HERE, and HERE.

Kay Drum Records 1982

1. No Reason To Cry
2. Cry For You
3. Wont Let You Go

♫♫♫...You Should Be Sad...♫♫♫