I think this record ranks right up there with any of the classic Mod/Powerpop singles from the U.S., or anywhere for that matter. I found this info at The San Diego Reader web site. The band also has a Myspace where you can Keep up with them and find out where you can purchase their music. Manual Scan was formed in the early 1980s in San Diego, CA. 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, and Manual Scan was one of the premiere mod bands of the U.S. in the 1980s.
Releasing a string of singles beginning in 1981 and an album issued in both the U.S. and England in 1986, 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..
As of 2010, Mendoza and Ring are members of the Shambles, along with Mark Z, formerly of the Crawdaddys. The Shambles are a fantastic band as well. 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.
DANCE AND STANCE RECORDS 1982
1. NOTHING YOU CAN DO
2. AMERICAN WAY
3. NEW DIFFERENCE
5. JUNGLE BEAT