In case I never mentioned it; I'm a huge Rifles fan. I'm listening to the new LP called "Freedom Run" right now, and I just wanted to comment on it. While it's less edgier than their previous LP's, it definitely has it's moments. I'm listening to a song at the moment called Nothing Matters; that's worth the price of admission alone. It's giving me chills, a truly beautifulpiece of music.
Here's a classic single from San Francisco's, The Mutants. They formed around 1977, and released this single as well as an LP titled "Fun Terminal". The Mutants, (at least on this record) were an army, at seven members. My favorite track here is definitely "New Dark Ages"; I think it has a dark Wipers feel to it. Most copies I've seen have a green The Mutants Stamp, or print over the black print; I guess they forgot, on my copy. I think The Mutants are still around; if you want to know more about them, here's a link for their Official Site, and a Wikipedia Page.
John Gullak - Rythm Guitar Brendan Earley - Lead Guitar Tony Vandetta - Bass Dave Carothers - Drums Sue White - Vocals Sally Webster - Vocals Frederick (Fritz) Fox - Vocals
El Seven were a Reading area four piece that formed towards the later part of the 70's. This was their first release; they also had an EP called Magnifico, that I've never heard. I think they decided to called it quits, around 1982. Both sides of this are well played, catchy, UK Powerpop; but if I had to pick, my favorite is Turn Out The Light.
Jon Hosking - Keyboards Dave Hughes - Drums, and Vocals Garry Jones - Bass, and Vocals John Townsend - Guitar, and Vocals
I just realised, on September Second; this blog officially has existed for three years. I missed it's anniversary, oh well. I started this blog, out of boredom. I had ACL reconstruction surgery, and I was off my feet for a while. Early on, I must admit I knew very little about computers; so I winged it, and learned as I went. I was confined to my chair, and I would literally post eight, to sometimes ten records at a time; I had nothing else to do(you can only watch so much Jerry Springer!). Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed the site; I guess I'll keep it up, until I totally despise doing it. Since It's a special occasion, (and I'm Bored!) here's a second post today.
Jerry's Kidz were from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I believe this classic little slice of hardcore, was their only vinyl release. There was a Demo Cassette, titled Counting Calories. You can download it, along with some live tracks over at The cool Noise Addiction Blog. My copy is the second press; I cropped it a bit, because its quite oversized. I made the B side, one track because its too close of an edit; and I didn't want to ruin it. Unfortunately only first names are given on the back side of the cover; if anyone knows their last names, please feel free to fill in the blanks.
Brandon - Drums David - Vocals Gordon - Guitars Kevin - Bass
Test Site Records 1983
1. Marionetts 2. B.R.S. 3. Thats Life 4. D.W.I./ Insanity
That Hideous Strength were a three piece from Brooklyn N.Y. I couldn't find much info on the band. They did release another single; But I don't remember ever hearing it. I'm not sure whether, or not this record was actually meant to be taken seriously; (but in my opinion) More Powerful Than A Steaming Locomotive, is excellent. It's one of those songs, that's hard enough to keep your attention; but it's quirkiness, and sense of humor, make it a classic.
Band Members Were:
Roy Wagner - (Guitars, and Vocals)
Mike Ober - (Guitars And Vocals) I found this page with a little bit on Mike.
Harry Britwar - (Bass, and Vocals)
Rodney Smith - (He's Listed, as the designated Drummer; I'm not sure if he was really part of the group?)
Aware Records 1977
1. A Night At The Space Opera
2. They Call Me Energy
3. More Powerful Than A Steaming Locomotive
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