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Thursday, March 31, 2011

V.I.P's / Urban Disturbance Split Single

The Rok Record Label released as many as 10 split singles, they all looked the same, and featured a different band on each side, it's a classic series. I don't own all of them, but I read somewhere there were 10 of them. I previously posted three other singles from the V.I.P'S, if you would like to know more about the band, or just want to check out the other records, you can find them: Here, Here, and Here. The flip side, is Swindon's Urban Disturbance; I think this was their only release. Band members were: Barry 'Baz' Silvester (vocals/Guitar) Steve Carvey (drums) Tone Control (guitar/vocals) and Jonny Stephens aka Walter Malone, (bass) who later went on to bands such as: The Cucumbers, and Meat Beat Manifesto.
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The ROK Record Label 1979
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The V.I.P's
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1. Just Can't Let You Go
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Urban Disturbance
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2.Wild Boys In Cortina's
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Trends (In My Dreams Single)

This is the first of two singles from The Trends. I couldn't find any info, on the band; all I know is, they were Dutch. Both tunes are great Powerpop; I only included one side of the sleeve, because both sides are the same.
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CNR Records
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1. In My Dreams
2. If You Leave Me
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

N.O.T.A. (LP Plus Bonus Tracks)

Here's my own compilation of one of the more underrated 80's Hardcore bands, Tulsa's N.O.T.A..When I began to put things together; the single just didn't satisfy my fix, so I decided to add their self titled LP, as well as the track from the MMR comp "Welcome To 1984", and a couple of tracks from the "Live At The Crystal Pistol Disc". I posted their first E.P. a couple of years back, you can find it, along with info, and a link for N.O.T.A. world headquarters HERE. This is a pretty big download, but if you don't have this stuff, it will be worth the wait. I'm a big fan of these guys, I never got to see them live; they must have been incredible.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Lazy Cowgirls (Tapping The Source LP)

This record spent quite a bit of time on my turntable, and in my truck, years ago. I'm pretty sure I lost some hearing crankin this one, it really rips. I always wanted to see these guys live, but unfortunately I never did. Around 1981 Pat Todd, (Vocals) Doug Phillips, (Guitars) and Keith Telligman (Bass) moved from Indiana to LA; and along with fellow transplant Allen Clark (Drums) formed The Lazy Cowgirls. Over 20 years, different lineups, and labels; The Cowgirls released countless records, this being their second LP. Some time after the release of their last LP "I'm Goin' Out And Get Hurt Tonight" in 2003 The Lazy Cowgirls called it a day. Singer Pat Todd currently has his own band called "Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, you can check them out HERE .
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Bomp Records 1987
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Infections (Kill For You Single)

For some reason, completely out of the blue; Kill for you popped into my head today. I couldn't get it out. Funny thing is, I bought this record when it came out; and it's been sitting in a box for well over 10 years in my basement. Funny how our brains work sometimes, anyway when I got home from work; I thought maybe posting it would help get it out of my head, so hear it is. These guys look like they just came home from an all you can eat spaghetti dinner that went wrong. I don't own all of the Rip Off releases; but I bought a number of them. For the most part, the majority were low-fi reved up rock-n-roll; and this one's no different. The Infections were from San Fransisco. They put out a full length titled "Kill", as well as this single, and maybe a couple of comp tracks. They had a couple of different lineups; but for this single's purposes, the line up was: Greg Lowery, (Bass) Shane White, (Guitar) Wesley Gravolet, (Drums) and Jason Dancer, (Guitar). Greg Lowery runs, or ran Rip Off Records; is Rip Off still around? All these guys were in multiple bands; check out this Grunnen Rocks page, for some history.
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Rip Off Records 1996
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1. Kill For You
2. The Sign Of A Good Time
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Shades (Time For Change Single)

A few post's back, I posted a single from a Jersey band called The Shades. Here's another band called The Shades; however, This three piece leans more towards the Mod/Punk side of things, and were from St. Petersburg, Florida. Best I can tell; The Shades were formed by Dennis Dalcin around 1978, and were around till 81, or so. This was their only single; and it was self released. Band members were: Dennis Dalcin, (Vocals,Guitar) Ed Siersema, (Bass,Vocals) and Guy Silvestro (Drums,Vocals). Dennis Dalcin, went on to be in bands such as: The Perfect Strangers, The Petal Pushers, and more recently, The Lears. He has a Myspace you can check out HERE . I'm not sure if it's the same guy (no pun intended), but I found a Guy Silvesto playing drums for a classic rock type outfit out of Tampa, Here's their Myspace . I couldn't find anything on Ed Siersema.
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Direct Hit Records 1980
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1. Time For Change
2. Shake It
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Friday, March 11, 2011

False Alarm (Fuck'em All We've All Ready (Now) Won!

False Alarm are from Los Angeles, California. They've been around in one form or another since 1982.The band consisted of various members, including Fat Mike, of NOFX, and Fat records fame. In All, they released at least 2 lp's, 2 singles. On this lp, the line up was: Dylan Maunder, (Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals) Art Chianello, (Drums) Paul Kostabi, (Rhythm Guitar) and Brent Alden, (Bass); as well as guest appearances by Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Rick Wilder (Berlin Brats, And Mau Maus), and De De Troit (UXA).The album cover was done by Dee Dee Ramone, and Paul Kostabi. Sadly,Dylan Maunder didn’t live to see this lp's release, he died a drug related death in 2005. I pulled a few songs for you to check out, If you like what you hear; you can order a copy from Nicotine Records. If you want to find out more about False Alarm, I found this Wikipedia Page, as well as their Myspace Page where you can pick up the"Tell Me Who I Am Single".
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False Alarm Records 2006
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Fad (Run On Back To You Single)

The Fad were a short lived three piece, from Austin Texas, that formed in 1979. This was their only record, which was self released, and not an easy one to find. I've only come by it once, and that's when I bought it. If your interested in finding out more on The Fad, I found a great band Bio, at The Cheap Rewards Blog.
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Self Released 1979
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1 Run On Back To You
2. Think
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Heartbeats (The Sun Won't Shine Single)

Here's a great Powerpop record from Nova Scotia. I don't think this came with a picture sleeve; nor could I find any meaningful information on the band. Members were: Mark MacMillan, (Guitar, Vocals) Paul Smeets, (Lead Vocals, Guitar) Morrow Scott-Brown, (Bass) IanO'Donnell, (Drums, Vocals) and Bill Donnelly (Rhythm Guitar)
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Unity Gain Records 1984
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1. The Sun Won't Shine
2. She Won't Talk
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