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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


Monday, June 22, 2020

The Montycoats (You're Mistaken Single)

   The Montycoats were a Dutch four piece that were around in the early 80's.This appears to be the bands only release. I couldn't find much else. I first heard this on the great, seemingly now defunct, Sing Sing blog about ten years ago. What little info I was able to find came from there.

Line Up

Simon Dekker - Bass
Martin De Buger - Drums
Jan Betlem - Vocals, Guitar
Guus Houtzager - Lead Guitar

Polydor Records 1981

1. You're Mistaken
2. Where Are You Tonight

♫♫►►I'm Scratchin' My Head◄◄♫♫

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Hi-Fi's (Look What You've Done Single)

a re-post, originally posted 2-12-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!
The Hi-fi's were a Toronto, 4 piece that formed around 1977 or 78. I believe this was their only single. They were approached by Ready Records with a deal; but for what ever reason, it never materialized. Eventually The Hi-fi's disbanded, and Keelor, and Cuddy went on to form the groups: Fly to France, and the one their most known for, Blue Rodeo.

Line Up

Greg Keelor - Vocals, Guitar
Jim Cuddy - Vocals, Guitar
Malcom Schell - Bass, Vocals
Jim Sublett - Drums

Show Time Records 1980

1. I Don't Know Why (You Love Me)
2. Look What You've Done

♫♫►►I'm Thinking Of You◄◄

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Joneses (Jonestown Single)

a re-post, originally posted 11-26-2009, new rips and scans, enjoy!
The Joneses were an LA four piece that were, (for the most part) around from 81-87. This was their first single, with a pressing of under 1,000 copies."Pillbox", from Someone Got Their Head Kicked In is another one of my favorite Joneses tunes. There have been a number of reincarnations, reunions and members. Looks like there's still some form of the band around.

Line Up

Jeff Drake - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Olson - Vocals, Bass
Steve Houston - Vocals, Guitar
Mitch Deaner - Drums

Links

Wikipedia
Facebook
SugarBuzz Magazine

Not On A Label 1982

1. Jonestown
2. Criminals In My Car

♫♫►►Baptise Me In The Name Of The Lord ◄◄♫♫

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Heartbeats (The Sun Won't Shine Single)

a re-post, originally posted 3-6-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Heartbeats were five piece from Halifax, Nova Scotia. This appears to be their only record and I've never seen a picture sleeve for it. I couldn't find much about them the first time I posted this and unfortunately, nothing's changed.

Line Up

Mark MacMillan - Guitar, Vocals
Paul Smeets - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Morrow Scott-Brown - Bass
Ian O'Donnell - Drums, Vocals
Bill Donnelly - Guitar

Unity Gain Records 1984

1. The Sun Won't Shine
2. She Won't Talk

♫♫►►What More Can A Man Do◄◄♫♫

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Heartbeats (Go Single)

   The Heartbeats were an Orpington, UK three piece
that were around from 1979-80 till 1982. Their recorded output was: this single, a track "Funny Anymore" on the East Of Croydon comp and a few cassette tapes. The comp track's included with the download.

Links

Bored Teenagers

Line Up

Colin Donaldson - Bass and Vocals
Kevan Willison - Guitar and Vocals
Chris Westerman - Drums

Nothing Shaking Records 1981

1. Go
2. One Of The People
3. Funny Anymore

♫♫►►You Could Be Popular◄◄♫♫

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Heartbeats (Don't Tolerate Single)

   The Heartbeats were a Munich, Germany four piece garage outfit, that formed in 1983. They released four full lengths and two singles. Their last offering was in 2001. That said, along with the lack of info on these guys; I'm guessing they're probably gone.

Line Up

Frank Bergmann - Vocals, Guitar
Harry Vogel - Vocals, Guitar
Sebastian Pfundstein - Bass
Steve Dengler - Drums

Universe Records 1989

1. Don't Tolerate
2. I'm Walkin'

♫♫►►The Dark Of Night◄◄♫♫

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Reflectors (First Impression Lp)

Here's a great new full length from La's, The Reflectors. Loaded with more hooks than your Grandfather's tackle box; First Impression is a top notch Rock-N-Roll influenced, Powerpop barrage. It's already sold out on their Bandcamp page but you can still pick up a copy on colored vinyl over at the Burger Records Site. I wouldn't waste much time though, it says they only have 50 left!!

Contacts

Bandcamp
Facebook



Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Lemonheads (Laughing All The Way To The Cleaners Ep)

   The Lemonheads, (originally called The Welps) were a Boston three piece that formed in 1986. This, their first record was self recorded and released the same year. Although I do enjoy some of their later releases; this and Hate Your Friends are my favorites. It looks like there's some form of the band still active. As you might imagine, there's tons of info out there. I posted a few links below to get you started, if interested.

Line Up

Evan Dando - Guitar, Drums, Vocal
Ben Deily - Drums, Guitar, Vocal
Jesse Peretz - Bass, Tunas

Info

Wikipedia
Lemonheads.net
Facebook

Amory Arms / Huh - Bag Records 1986

1. Glad I Don't Know
2. I Like To
3. I Am A Rabbit
4. So I Fucked Up...

♫♫♫...I Said I Was Sorry...♫♫♫

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Karkki & The Car Keys (Big Ball Of Fire Ep)

   Ever since hearing this Ep, I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Super catchy tunes with absolutely Killer female vocals.
   Karkki & The Car Keys are a four piece from Helsinki, Finland. This new limited edition Ep, (300 copies) just came out in March on LSD Records. They also have a split cassette with Mystery Girl, from Albany, New York.

Grab one while you can...

Contacts

Bandcamp
Facebook
 

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Form ( Watch Out Ep)

This one was posted a while back on a couple of great blogs but I really wanted to add it to my collection, so here it goes.
   The Form were a London five piece, that came together in the late 70's and lasted till 1981. This, (the bands only record )was recorded in 1979, the better part of a year before it was released. 547 copies were pressed; 47 without sleeves. My copy is autographed by the band. I was doing some reading on the Bored Teenagers Website . It appears that live, two ladies named Caz and Pet, calling themselves the Nymphets would join, creating a six vocalist assault.

Line Up 

Gary Mole, aka Daktari Swets - Lead Vocals
Nick Calloway - Guitar
Pete Watt - Guitar, Vocals
Andy Hill - Bass
Graham Smith, aka Big G - Drums

Elephant Records 1980

1. Watch Out!
2. Start Again
3. London Underground

♫♫♫...It's All Over...♫♫♫  

The Headaches (Power For Passion Single)

a re-post, originally posted 2-26-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!  
   The Headaches were a Chicago Four piece, that formed in 1979. This was their only single, 500 of these were pressed, three hundred came with silk screened picture sleeves. Sometime around 1982, due to many of the usual reasons, the Headaches called it a day. They reformed in the 90's and released an LP titled, "Cavities From Candyland". 

Line Up -

Tim Edwards - Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Gomez - Drums
Gary Panosian - Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Ulm - Vocals, Bass

Rocket 88 Music 1981
1. Power for Passion
2. Teenage Sex

The Stimulators (Loud Fast Rules!)

a re-post, originally posted 11-16-2008, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Stimulators, founded by guitarist Denise Mercedes were a NYC four piece that were around from 1978 to 1982. During that span, they released one single, a live cassette and a promo 3 song ep, that I read was never commercially sold to the public. Honestly, I can't say if that's true. The song M.A.C.H.I.N.E. ended up on the New York Trash Comp reissue in 98.
Although having a small sample size from a release standpoint, The Stimulators are generally considered one of the last great NYC punk bands, before the era of Hardcore ushered in. Drummer Harley Flanagan, (Denise's Nephew) went on to form The Cro-mags; he was 11 while playing with The Stimulators. Patrick Mack died in 1983 of complications associated with AIDS.

Line Up

Denise Mercedes - Guitar
Patrick Mack - Vocals
Anne Gustavsson - Bass
Harley Flanagan - Drums

Self Released Single 1980

1. Loud Fast Rules
2. Run Run Run

♫♫♫...Do You Deserve It...♫♫♫

The Freshies (Yellow Spot Single)

a re-post, originally posted 9-6-2008, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   Time for a few re-post's. As I said when I first posted this record almost 12 years ago...(can't believe it's been that long) Yellow spot used to drive us crazy. My uncle had it on an old mixed tape from a friend that he lost contact with. The song remained a mystery for almost 20 years before I finally solved it, taking a chance on an ebay listing. I can't tell you how many people I played it for, who I considered knowledgeable and continually came up empty. Much of this time was before any of us had the internet. I used to think it was probably something pretty rare; turned out, it wasn't. Still a great record though, lol..
   The Freshies were a four piece from Manchester, England that formed in the mid 1970's and continued till 1982. Founded and led by Chris Sievey, the band went through numerous line-up's. Although having a considerable amount of releases and material, I don't believe The Freshies released a full length. This and the majority of the bands releases were on Chris Sievey's own Razz Records label.
   After The Freshies split, Sievey went on to a solo career alongside his comedic alter ego, Frank Sidebottom. Sadly, at the age of 54, he passed away of Cancer in 2010.

Line Up

Chris Sievey - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Rick Maunder - Bass
Neil Tomkinson - Drums
Barry Spencer - Lead Guitar and Vocals

Razz Records 1980

1. Yellow Spot
2. If it's news

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Accelerators ( The Accelerators Ep)

a repost by request, originally posted 3-13-2009, new rip enjoy!
   Liverpool's The Accelerators Formed in 1977, playing over 400 gigs in their five-year existence . Other than this record they had a great track on the Liverpool comp Street to Street called Radio Blues. They also released a cassette through mail order in 1979 called, Have you been accelerated? It would seem that in 1981 the Accelerators became no more. Here's a Link and as requested by Graeme, a Live video for Popguns and Green Lantern.

Line Up -

Chris Martin - Vocals
Martin Smith - Guitar
Kathy Freeman - Guitar
Tony Doyle - Bass, Vocals
Brian Damage - Drums

Spiv Records 1979

1. Popguns and Green Lantern
2. Liberate the Night
3. Broken Promises
4. Reason For Treason
5. Telepathic Romance
6. This is Your Life

♫♫♫...Do You Remember Anything...♫♫♫

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hysteric Narcotics (Justice Single Plus Bonus Tracks)

a repost by request, originally posted 6-16-11, new rips and scans, enjoy! 
   Hysteric Narcotics were a Detroit area band that formed in 1983, and lasted till 1989. During that time span, they released four singles, (this being the second) an Lp titled "Batteries Not Included" which I included a couple of my favorite tunes from, (both are covers) and four comp. appearances. Since the break up, they've kept the band alive through a number of reunion shows, and in 2010 released a 25-song retrospective CD called, “From the Desolation Where the Greasewood Grows,” on the Gangplank Records Label .


Raffscallion Records 1986 & 88

1. Justice
2. Crayola
3. Shop Around
4. Do Like Me

♫♫♫...Scribble On The Wall...♫♫♫

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Seen (When I Was Young Single + Bonus)

 a repost by request, originally posted 1-6-11, new rips and scans, enjoy! 
   The Seen were a three piece Mod/Garage outfit from Pennsylvania, that were around from 1981 till 1988. Their recorded output was an LP Titled Under The Sun/In The Rain, This single, a self-released 3-song cassette EP, a track on The Declaration of Fuzz comp, and a great more garage sounding tune called Jealous Girl, on The Battle of the Garages 2 comp, included for your listening pleasure.

Line Up

Glenn Sadin - Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Edmunds - Bass, Vocals
Doug Edmunds - Drums, Vocals

Paradox Records 1986

1. When I Was Young
2. Stopping On Go !
3. Jealous Girl

♫♫♫...Now I Have To Care...♫♫♫

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...♫♫♫