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Friday, December 24, 2010

!!!! Merry Christmas !!!!

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you, for your support of this blog, and to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Frank

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spasms (It Never Happens Like It Does On The Telly Single)

The Spasms were a four piece from Chesterfield England. I think this may have been their only single, and according to this Boredteenagers page, there were only 500 pressed. I also found this Myspace page. Band members were; Pete Monk, (guitar) Glen Broadhurst, (vocals, and guitar) John Baines,(bass) and Brian Slater (drums).
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Ellie Jay Records 1980
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1. It Never Happens Like It Does On The Telly
2. Monday Morning
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***DOWNLOAD***


Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Fuses (Eastern Cities)

I've been shying away from posting anything recent lately, I don't want any complaints. But here's a early Christmas present for Jistonboy, who requested this LP the other day. This is the third, and I believe final full length from Baltimore Maryland's, The Fuses. I posted their first single a while back, You can check it out HERE. This record is darker than that one for sure. Sex Crimes is my fave here but there's a handful of others worth your time, you can buy one HERE. I believe The Fuses started around 1996, or 97, and ended sometime after this Lp. In all they released three albums as well as a number of singles, and a EP or two. Unfortunately, they were a criminally overlooked band.
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Shit Sandwich Records 2005
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***DOWNLOAD***


Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Huns (Fun With The Huns EP)

There were a number of bands that called themselves The Huns. Actually, this was the final sessions from the long standing Chicago outfit The Boyz, who's roots were in the 60's. Musically, this record has a strong Beatles influence, with the standout track (at least in my opinion) being Without You. I couldn't find much information on The Huns, or The Boyz, I did however find THIS PAGE, you can check out. I don't think this had a picture sleeve.
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False Hope Records 1977
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1. Little Love Diane
2. Saturday
3. And I Gotta Getta Girlfriend
4. Without You
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Freshmen (You've Never Heard Anything Like It Single)

The Freshmen were a very successful Show Band, that formed in Northern Ireland in 1962.Early on they performed mostly covers, but eventually started to write their own material, and ended up releasing at least 20 or so singles, (of which nine were top 20 hits in Ireland), and three LP's, between 1964 and 1979. They also supported The Beach Boys on their 1967 Irish tour. I think this was their last real release before calling it quits around 1980. I guess you could call this somewhat of a Punk parody,but I think it's a fun record, and enjoy it just the same. It was named 'single of the week' by the NME, and reached number 17 in the Irish charts. If you would like to know more about the Freshmen, check out The Billy Brown Room.
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Release Records 1979
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1. You've Never Heard Anything Like It
2. Bombing Run
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***DOWNLOAD***

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Unwanted (Secret Police Single)

The Unwanted formed in London in 1977. This was their second of two singles released on Raw Records. I'm pretty sure my copy of the first single is a 12".A third single was slated titled Memory Man/Guns Of Love, but I'm not sure if it was ever released?? Lineup changes, ect. ect. lead to the Unwanted's end late in 1978. HERE'S a cool page from Punk77 with quite a bit of info on the band.
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Raw Records 1978
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1. Secret Police
2. These Boots Were Made For Walking
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***DOWNLOAD***