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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Lookalikes (Can I Take You Home Tonight ? Single)

The Lookalikes were a popular four piece from Dublin Ireland, that I'm pretty sure were around from the late 70's, through the early 80's. In all they released, three singles, and one full length. If your interested in learning more about them HERE'S a good place to start. Band members were; Sean O'Connor, (guitar and vocals) Eamonn Doyle, (bass) Mike Mesbur, (drums) and Peter Keenan (keyboard)
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Riva Records 1980
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1. Can I Take You Home Tonight ?
2. Radio
3. Don't Cry For Me
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***DOWNLOAD***


Monday, November 29, 2010

Agent Orange (Bloodstains E.P.)

This is the third appearance here for Agent Orange, you might say that I like them. you can check out my previous post's HERE, and HERE. I'm not going into much detail, so if your interested in learning more about the band, they're pretty good places to start. Agent Orange formed in Orange County California in 1979. Shortly after which they self released this classic. This record is so good it had a series named after it. I guess it fetches a pretty good penny these days.
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Self Released 1979
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1. Bloodstains
2. America
3. Bored Of You
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***DOWNLOAD***

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Rivals (Here Comes The Night Single)

Chances are, if your looking at this site your probably familiar with this record. However, It's one of my favorites, therefore I wanted to included it here. The Rivals were a three piece outfit from Ramsgate, Kent, England. Formed by childhood friends; Mark Edwards,(Guitar) and Paul Leinster,(Bass) they were around from 1976 till 1981. There were a few lineup changes as far as drums were concerned through out the bands existence, however for this records purposes, I believe Paul Daley was beating the skins. This is the second of two great singles released. There's also an album called If Only that was put out on Detour Records Bin Liner Label in 2007. You can pick one up HERE ! , as well as info on the band. I also came by this Wikipedia page. (UPDATE) I recorded here comes the night over again, I wasn't happy with it.
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Oakwood Records 1980
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1. Here Comes The Night
2. Both Sides
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***DOWNLOAD***

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Shout (I Won't Be There Single)

Here's another one of those bands that I couldn't find much info on. The Shout were based out of Harrisburg P.A. . They released just one single, as well as a track on The Rebel Kind Comp. I included it for your listening pleasure, it has more of a garage feel to it. Band members were; Jim Gordon, (Bass and Lead Vocals) Dan Kibler, (Guitar and Vocals) Lisa Partchy, (Keyboards) and Scott Van Bretz (Drums)
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Sounds Interesting Records 1982-83
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1. I Won't Be There
2. Sha-Day-La-Day
3. From Here
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***DOWNLOAD***

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Locals (You Never Have Fun Single)

Exceptional Powerpop record from NYC'S, The Locals. They were around from 1979 through the early 80's, and this was their only single. It was originally posted a while back by the great Sing Sing Records Blog . They reissued it as well on their record label, I highly recommend you pick one up HERE! I've purchased many of their releases, and compared them to my original copies. I can't hardly tell the difference, they do a great job. I thought this would be a good time to post this single because The Locals have reunited and recently played at Kenny's Castaways Club, as part of the International PopOverthrow Festival. If you happened to get out to the show I'd like to know how it went???
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Griffy Records 1980
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1. You Never Have Fun
2. Yes Or No
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***DOWNLOAD***

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Rivvits (Saturday Night At The Dance Single)

The Rivvits were a West London-based four piece outfit that formed in 1977, and lasted till 79.. This was the first of two singles they released on The Alien Record Company Label. My copy came with the Free Flexi Disc, and I included it in the download. It's a great record, give it a listen. If you would like to learn more about the Rivvits I found This Page, which gives a fairly in depth history of the band.
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The Alien Record Company 1978
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1. Saturday Night At The Dance
2. The Girl Next Door
3. Alright On The Night
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***DOWNLOAD***

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Questions (Can't Get Over You Single)

The Questions were from Edinburgh Scotland. The band formed in the summer of 1977, and after a number of singles, (this being the second) and one LP titled Belief, called it a day in 1984. If your interested in learning more about the band, check out these sites; Wikipedia, Myspace, and Facebook. I just bought a digital mixer, I think it sounds pretty good. I'd like to know what you think ????
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Zoom Records 1979
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1. Can't Get Over You
2. Answers
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***DOWNLOAD***

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Shake Shakes (You Can Run Single)

As per usual, I found very little information on the Shake Shakes. Best I can tell, they were from California. They released a second single titled Don't worry 'bout The Night / Fools don't mind, before disappearing into Powerpop obscurity. Band members were; Mario Rojas, (guitar and vocals) Gary Riley, (guitar and vocals) Richard Snyder, (bass) Pierre Dupuy, (drums) and David Musick (guitar, organ,vocals) Richard Snyder went on to play with Captain Beefhearts Band.
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Notown Records 1979
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1. You Can Run
2. Who's Got My Baby
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***DOWNLOAD***

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Decoys (Not The Tremblin' Kind Single)

Here's the only single from NYC's, The Decoys. It was released on their own Trounce Records Label. The title track is a great 60's inspired Powerpop track, and definitely the better of the two songs. (at least for my taste anyway) If your interested in learning more about the group, here's a couple of places to start. George usher.com , and the Ed Russell Page . I just purchased a mixer with a direct usb line to my computer. I'm curious to know what you think of the sound of these recordings ? I think they come through fairly strong and clear.
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Trounce Records 1981
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1. Not The Tremblin Kind
2. Good Doctor
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