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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Toys (Livin' Fast Single)

Formed in 1979 by brothers Alan, and Kevin Kalicki(Rocky Starr, and Kevin Rat), from the ashes of their previous band, Aunt Helen(who released one single titled "Big Money / Rebecca in 1978). The Toys became one of the premiere live bands of Buffalo N.Y.'S Punk movement. This single, and a track on a compilation that's unknown to me were their only releases. In 1982, they changed their name to the New Toys, picked up a new Bass player, and relocated Staten Island. They continued as The New Toys for a couple more years, before disbanding in 1984. There's more detailed info on the Toy's, and post Toy's, you can read about on 13th Street Entertainment's website. There's a cd available from them as well, you can find HERE . In 1996, Alan Kalicki passed away, he was 41 years old.
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Maxwell Music 1980
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1. Livin' Fast
2. I'm Telling You Now
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The Blades (Hot For You Single)

It's supposed to climb to over 100 degrees today where I live, so I thought this would be a fitting record to post.The Blades were from Dublin Ireland, they existed from 1977-86, and this was their first single. In all, They released six singles, and one LP. There was two distinct incarnations of the band, with Paul Cleary being the constant. If you would like to learn more about the band click HERE and HERE . You can purchase their LP, and a collection of their singles from Reekus Records .
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Energy Records 1980
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1. Hot For You
2. The Reunion
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Monday, July 5, 2010

The Zips (Radioactivity Single)

Here's Glasgow Scotland's The Zips second, and final single. It was released on their own Tenement Toons label with a pressing of 1000. The band reunited a few years back, and released some new material, so I guess technically this really wasn't their final record. Anyway, you can check them out HERE and HERE . This single doesn't receive nearly the attention that the first one does, and understandably so, but, it's still a solid record in it's own right. I'm Not Impressed is definitely my favorite track here. I posted a reissue of the first record a while back, that you can find along with more detailed info HERE .
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Tenement Records 1980
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1. Radioactivity
2. I'm Not Impressed
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***DOWNLOAD***