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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pushups (Empty Faces Single)

Pushups were a four piece San Fransisco band. This was their only record, which they released themselves in 1979. Empty Faces kind of has a Gary Numan feel to it, while Global Corporation, (my favorite of the two) is more pumped up, sort of reminding me of a New wave sounding Generation X, or even The Headaches. I'm rambling because as usual, there's very little band info out there. I did however find THIS PAGE, which was written by Larry Livermore, who's co founder of Lookout Records amongst other things. He posted Pushups demos there for your listening pleasure.

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Pop Up Discs 1979
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1. Empty Faces
2. Global Corporation
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***DOWNLOAD***

10 comments:

braitman said...

Actually, this was the band's second single. The first was released under the name, The Aurora Pushups.

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the info.

braitman said...

The Aurora Pushups - Victims of Terrorism b/w Angels On Runway One - Pop Up Records CS 78 - 1978?

As Pushups, they also had a track, "Play On," on the "Rising Stars of San Francisco" compilation LP (War Bride Records, 1981).

Frank Miller said...

Thanks again braitman, any chance you could send me a mp3 of it so I can hear it?

braitman said...

Sorry, but all my records are in storage. Also, I don't have any means to record vinyl into digital format right now. Definitely "old school."

Frank Miller said...

No problem, thank.s anyway, if anyone else has it let me know.

Popville said...

I have the Rising Stars of San Francisco lp. Tho the best tune on the comp by far is the New Roman's "She Doesn't Play With Yo-yos", there's several interesting local bands from the time, such as The Pushups, The Kingsnakes (Flaming Groovies offshoot), Roy Loney (I think War Bride was his label), a post Jonathan Postal edition of The Readymades, and The Imposters.

Someone (not me) posted a copy here, including "Play On" by The Pushups.

Cheers!

www.mediafire.com/?ap2qygaaqmm5hrh

Frank Miller said...

I never had that comp; there's a couple of cool tracks, thanks for the link.

Chris Merritt said...

Any chance of re-posting that Rising Stars of San Francisco LP? The link is dead unfortunately...

Frank said...

Sorry Chris, but that wasn't my link, and I can't remember where it came from. It looks like I must have downloaded it, but I checked my files, and I don't see it.If you shoot me your email, and I happen to find it, I'll send it your way.