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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Strate A's (Killing My Love Single)

I've seen this record a few times over the years, but had never heard it. I just recently felt compelled to pick one up, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. Side one is so, so but the flip, All Of Your Love, is a catchy little Powerpop Gem; that makes this a must. I'm pretty sure the State A's were from upstate NY; funny thing is, this single was recorded in a small town a few miles up the road from me, called Saylorsburg, PA. I couldn't find much in the way of info, if anyone would like to fill in the blanks please feel free. I did find THIS site, that has a Bio, as well as a few releases from Will Hoppey, (Guitar, and Vocals) for sale. Other band members were: Robert Eurich, (Guitar, and Vocals) Shawn Cronin, (Bass, and Vocals) and Dan Delp (Drums).

Pop Quiz Records 1985

1. Killing My Love
2. All Of Your Love

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Apartment (The Car Single)

Here's another great moody punk record; if you like it, this ones much easier to find though. Apartment were from Bristol; they originally formed in 1978, as a three piece, but added Steve Street of the Europeans on bass, sometime after this (their only single) was released. Apartment also had a track on the classic Bristol comp, "Avon Calling" that I included with the download for you. Due to the lack of a record deal, the band split in 1980. Years later, other recordings showed up on Comps such as: "Western Stars", The Reissue of "Avon Calling", and "Avon Calling 2".If you would like to read more about Apartment, Here's a couple of sites to check out.

Heartbeat Records 1980

1.The Car
2.Winter
3.The Alternative

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Trax (Home E.P.)

Here's a great dark sounding Synth Punk Record. Trax were a five piece from Dunfermline, Scotland. They formed in 1978, calling themselves Straits; but changed their name to Trax due to a conflict of name with a band from York. I found THIS cool website where you can read about Trax in detail, as well as other bands who played the Kinema Ballroom. According to the page, Trax had written 40 songs, but it looks as though this self released effort was their only record; sometime in 1980 they called it quits. Band Members were: Willie Adamson, (Vocals) Derek Armstrong, (Bass, and Vocals) Nobby Martin, (Keyboards) Dougie Ross, (Guitar) and Tony Taylor (Drums).

Lonely Records 1979

1. Home
2. Losing Out
3. Late Night Call Out

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Monday, April 18, 2011

The Original Sins (Party's Over)

Here's a band from my back yard, that I've had the pleasure of seeing live a few times over the years. The Original Sins were from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and were around since 1987. Their last LP was in 1996, but for all I know they may still get together once in a while. John Terlesky (Vocals, and Guitar)was also in The Creatures, as well as a few other projects, such as : Fuzzface, Crush Nova, Suffacox, Brother JT, and Vibrolux. As of 2007 he was still releasing records under Brother JT, but I'm not sure if he's still doing that either. The sins released at least 9 full lengths, and a half a dozen singles. This is my favorite Sins record, oddly enough, it was released on the Australian Dog Meat Label. Party's Over is a compilation of songs, and unreleased outtakes from their The Hardest Way cd, as well as a remix from their 1987 Bar None Single. Other band members were: Ken Bussiere,(Bass)Dan Mckinney,(Keys)and Dave Ferrara (Drums). Here's a couple of articles for you reading pleasure.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hip Chemists (Pop Songs Single)

This single is pretty much a mystery to me. All I found is some scattered comments on message boards that basically told me nothing. It seems as though they were from Carbondale Illinois, although this was recorded in Kentucky, and I believe this was their only single. The A side Pop Songs is so catchy, it instantly sticks in your head.
(UPDATE) i revised this post with better sleeve scans, and I re-recorded the record, I took the volume down a bit. 9/18/11


Kio Records 1984

1. Pop Songs
2. I Wanna Be A Brit

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Kopterz (The One That Got Away Single + Bonus)

The Kopterz were a four piece from Portland Maine. This was their first record; they also released a 4 song EP titled The Kopterz, An Lp Titled Dancin Disorder, and another EP Titled Twistin In The Wind before disbanding sometime around 1989. I included the single, as well as a few of my favorite tracks from the LP. I believe you can still buy the Lp , as well as their first EP HERE. Band members were: Joe Brien, (Lead Vocals, and Guitar) Joe Petty, (Guitar, and Vocals) Joe Donovan, (Bass, and Vocals) and Bill McGeough (Drums).

Broken Records 1982, and 1986

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Cavern (No Reason to Cry E.P.)


I've always been a sucker for mid Sixties British invasion revival bands. This one was Preston based; and they released two Singles:"No Reason to Cry" and "Rain Until September". If you want to know more about Cavern; I found two Myspaces for you to check out: HERE, and HERE.




Kay Drum Records 1982

1. No Reason To Cry
2. Cry For You
3. Wont Let You Go

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Scarlet Party (101-Dam-Nations Single)

Scarlet Party formed in Essex, England, in the early 1980s as a three piece. The original lineup was: Graham Dye,(Vocals, and Guitar) Steven Dye, (Bass, and Vocals) and Sean Heaphy (Drums). Eventually a fourth member, Mark Gilmour, joined on lead Guitar. In all the band released two singles, this being the first. An Lp was recorded, but was never officially released. Lineup changes, and being disheartened with EMI, led to The Scarlet Parties end in 1985.Here's a link for Their Website.

Parlophone Records 1982

1. 101-Dam-Nations
2. What Is This Thing

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Bloom (Don't Break This Heart Single)

Here's a catchy, Beatlesque Pop record for ya. Bloom were Dutch; and the records from 1976. Outside of that, I haven't a clue, enjoy.

Philips Records 1976

1. Don't Break This Heart
2. Can I Get You For The Night

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

454 (OK Let's Rock Single)

Named after the Palisades telephone prefix, 454 were a great three piece from Pacific Palisades, California. They were around from 1978 to 1981; and during that time, they released this, their only single. Band members were: Peter Burg,(Vocals, and Guitar) Chris Judge,(Vocals, and Bass) and Larry Goldberg,(Vocals, and Drums). I found THIS PAGE , from Peter Burg, that has detailed band information, as well as Links to new music he has for sale.

Rave Records 1980

1. OK Let's Rock
2. Can't Keep Away

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tot Rocket And The Twins (Reduced Single)

Here's the first great single from Tot Rocket And The Twins. There's a line on the flip side, "Fun Fades Fast In The USA, Policing The World, While Our Cities Decay" (Pretty Relevant These Days For Sure!) Anyway, If you would like to know more about the band, or check out another one of their records, I posted their Security Risk Single, a few years back.


Whiplash Records 1980

1. Reduced
2. Fun Fades Fast In The USA

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