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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bas Clas (Physical World Single)

Bas Clas, were a Louisiana four piece formed by brothers Donnie & Steve Picou in 1976. The band name is derived from a Cajun insult/expression meaning "low class." In all they released three singles,(this being the second) on their own, and a CD in 2008 which compiles the singles along with other early recordings. From the beginning the band endured multiple lineup changes, and by 1991, still without a record deal, they decided to call it a day.There have been a few reunions since the break up, HERE'S a link for their official site. You'll find a much more detailed history of the band, along with other Links there.
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Serfdom Records 1981
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1. Physical World
2. Serfin USA
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Monday, June 14, 2010

The Subverts (Independent Study EP)

While I'm at it, here's another great Chicago record. The Subverts were a four piece that formed in 1979. They put out this gem, and had a couple of tracks on the Busted At Oz Comp. I found this PAGE, that says, they reformed in 2009. That's all I got, as always your additions are welcome.
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Clandestine Records 1981
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1. Man For The Job
2. Radiation Nation
3. TV Personality
4. Can't Control Myself
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Articles Of Faith (Wait Single)

Here's Articles of Faith's, second E.P., I posted the first one a while back with more detailed band info HERE . If you want to know more about them, that's not a bad place to start. What can I say about this, it's a total classic, Enjoy !
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Affirmation/Wasteland Records 1982
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1. I've Got Mine
2. Wait
3. Buy This War
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Non Compos Mentis (Ultimate Orgasm Single)

Non Compos Mentis, Which means, not of sound mind were a three piece from the Dallas, Texas area. According to the Post Punk Diary Page, they first called themselves The Selecter, until discovering a UK band with the same name. They then changed their name to The Schematics before finally ending up as NCM. VVV records was a store, and a record label ran by Neal Caldwell (Bass, Vocal). In all, they released two singles, and had tracks on the Sacred Cattle EP, and the Live At The Hot Klub Lp. My copy is a second press, (1000 copies) the first press had black and white labels, and had a limited press of 500 copies.
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VVV Records 1980
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1. Ultimate Orgasm
2. Twist The Blade
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***DOWNLOAD***

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Last Words (Top Secret Single)

The Last Words were a four piece from Sydney, Australia. They formed in 1977, and were around till 1980. In that span they released three singles, and an LP. Their first single Animal World, was released three times on three different labels. In the UK, it was released by Rough Trade, and reached number eight on the UK Independent Charts. This single contains my favorite track (Walk Away). If I remember right the LP had a slightly different version of it as well. For some reason I sold the LP years ago. One interesting thing about my copy of this single is, the record label lists Today's Kids as the A side, which is from a different record entirely. Here's a Wikipedia Page with more history of the band.
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Armageddon Records 1980
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1. Top Secret
2. Walk Away
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The Really 3rds (Everyday, Everyway Single)

Here's a pretty obscure record from a band that I could find little about.Boredteenagers says they were a Welsh three piece that changed their name to Shake Some Action, in 1982. This was their only release, and it was a pressing of 1000 with no picture sleeve. I first heard this on one of the Powerpearls comps, but could never find it until recently. Detour Records was selling these on Ebay for $20. If you look there may still be a few left.
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The Really 3rds Record Label 1981
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1. Everyday, Everyway
2. Daptapper
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Monday, June 7, 2010

The Onits (Weekend Wrestler Single)

The Onits Formed in 1980, in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. They were together until sometime around 1982. Along the way they released this, their only record. I found THIS PAGE , that gives a pretty descent history of the band. I was surprised I found anything at all. According to the page, out of 1000 copies pressed., about 300 were sold to friends, and many were destroyed. I'm not sure if this ever had a picture sleeve or not.
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Vinyl Dream Records 1981
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1. Weekend Wrestler
2. Gamma Rays
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tweed (Fashion E.P.)

Tweed were a French three piece that seems to have expanded to five later on. Anyway, They were around from 1978 to 1990, and released at least three singles in that span. Other than that, I couldn't find much on them. I found this MYSPACE that yielded little info, but it has a couple of Tweed tracks for sale I've never heard before. This record is a real Pop classic, Enjoy !! ***NOTE*** I just re uploaded this File, I realized I had the song order wrong, and once again I wasn't happy with the sound. Maybe one day I'll figure this stuff out.
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Smap Records 1979
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1. Fashion
2. I Need You
3. Haunted Castle
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

de Cylinders (I wanna get married single)

This was the first of three singles for Amsterdam's, de CYLINDERS. They were a six piece band who formed in 1978, and lasted into the early 80's. This record is not impossible to find, however it's gonna set you back a few bucks. You can buy a really well done reissue of this record, along with their second single, from the Sing Sing, record label. Get them while you can. I found some video footage of them from 2009, on the WFMU Radio station out of East Orange N.J.. I don't know if that was a once and done thing or, they've reunited. You can find it along with some other cool footage of them HERE .
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CNR Records 1979
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1. I Wanna Get Married
2. Looking For Work
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