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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Leo Keling (Atomic War Single)

   Leo Keling was from Austin Texas. The thing about this record is, the A, and B sides have different backing musicians, and it definately sounds it. I don't own it, but Leo recycled Atomic war with a different B side in 1981 under the band name The Roentgens.





Line Ups

Atomic War

Leo Keling - Vocals, Guitar
Fred Smith - Guitar
Ron Rogers - Bass
Dave Moerbe - Drums
Dan Dryden - Organ

Don't Step On My Shoes

Leo Keling - Vocals, Guitar
Dave Murray - Guitar
Eddie Stout - Bass
Butch Jarvis - Drums

Austown Records 1980

1. Atomic War
2. Don't Step On My Shoes

♪♪♪ Atomic War ♪♪♪

Saturday, November 24, 2012

April Dancer (Put Me On The Radio Single)

   Here's another one I couldn't find any info on. All I could find is, they were from N.Y.C, Anyone???

Line Up-

Joe Crocco - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Bryant Meltzt - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Curt Spoot - Bass,Vocals
Larry Brown - Drums, Vocals

Teen Beat Records 1980

1. Put Me On The Radio
2. Keep On Dancing

♪♪♪ April Dancer ♪♪♪

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Slang (Pick It Up/ Out Of The Light Single)

Ok, I think I'm finally caught up on all of these request's... It's time to post a few new ones.
  The Slang were a three piece from Ann Arbor Michigan. Other than that, I can't tell you anything else about them......For my taste's the winner here is the flip, enjoy!




Line up -

Chris Belden - Drums
Alex Kydd - Vocals, Guitar
Bill Lang - Bass

Scrap Records Organization 1983

1. Pick It up
2. Out Of the Light

♪♪♪ The Slang ♪♪♪

Happy Hate Me Nots

(per request repost of it won't do any good, 2/15/2009, and your an angel, 6/10/2010, new rips, and scans I added a third single, soul rejection to the post enjoy!)
   The ‘Hate Me Nots were a Sydney, Australia four piece that formed in 1983.The first line up featured Paul Berwick (vocals/gtr), Tim McKay (gtr), Peter Lennon (bass/vocals) and Neil Toddie (drums). This line up played some 20 odd gigs, planting the band’s flag on the map. Neil Toddie then left in 1984.
Mark Nicholson then came in on drums to complete the second line up. In 1986, Mark and Peter Lennon both left. They were replaced by Mick Searson (drums) and Chris Houllemare (bass), to complete the third line up.
The first publicly released recordings appeared on an Aberrant records compilation, NOT SO HUMDRUM, in 1984, recorded by the band’s second line up. This album contained two tracks – When The Chips Are Down and The Build Up.
This line up also recorded two singles, released via the Waterfront Records Label Wont Do Any Good and You’re An Angel (both in 1985).
Between 1986 and 1991 the third line up had a string of releases via the Waterfront Records Label. In total, these included 5 singles - Salt Sour and Brighton, Don’t Move Too Far, Soul Rejection, Something and I Could See It Coming), an album Out, and two mini LPs Scrap and A Place To Live. This info came from their official website . Go check it out !

Links-
Myspace

Line up-

Mark Nicholson - Drums
Peter Lennon - Bass
Paul Berwick - Vocals, Guitar
Tim Mckay - Guitar

Waterfront Records - 1985,85,88

♪♪♪ It Won't Do Any Good ♪♪♪
♪♪♪ You're An Angel ♪♪♪
♪♪♪ Soul Rejection ♪♪♪


The Pencils (Watching The Tears Single)

(per request, repost from 5/10/2009, new rips, and scans)
The Pencils formed from the ashes of a London based powerpop outfit The Jetz, by Dennis Pugsley and Tony Skeggs. They released three great pop singles(I think this was the first) and an unreleased album. After the Pencils, the two formed a sixties tribute band called the Overtures. Go check them out.


Links -
Pencils Official Website
Pencils Myspace
Bored Teenagers
The Overtures Myspace

Line up-

Dennis Pugsley - Vocals, Bass
Tony Skeggs - Vocals, Guitar
Andy Wells - Drums
Rick Birmingham

The Next Time Around Record Company 1982

1. Watching The Tears
2. You Say You

♪♪♪ The Pencils ♪♪♪

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Prime Movers (Matters Of Time)

Here's a request for Matters Of Time from The Prime Movers.
   Formed in Boston by high school chums Dick Tate (guitar, vocals), Cam Ackland (vocals, harmonica), Jeff Sugarman (bass, vocals) and Dennis McCarthy (drums), the Movers were inspired by their musical heroes the Who, the Jam and the Kinks. Adopting a power chord driven, vocal harmony approach, their sound is aggressive power pop with elements of “Mod” soul and 60’s go-go. Go check them out and pick up their newest record, Here's their Myspace.

Throbbing Lobster Records 1984

♪♪♪ Matters Of Time ♪♪♪

The Madd (Are Left Behind)

(per request, repost from 2/26/09, new rip, and scans) In the 60's the CNR label released a series of nine 7 inches of Dutch beat bands called "Beat From Holland". A little more than forty years later, Stardumb Records decided to add a tenth release to that list and here it is: The Madd Are Left Behind. The Madd are a four piece from Rotterdam with two full lengths, and maybe a few singles to their credit. For the most part they do a lot of obscure 60's covers, but they do them well, and obviously have great taste in their selections . I'll leave links for their myspace, and the Interpunk website at the bottom of the post . Go check them out and pick their records up while you still can !!
 
Links -
 
Lineup -
 
Dr. D von Raven - Guitar, and Vocals
Richard Bouquet - Bass, and Vocals
De Schuinsmarcheerder - Organ
Slammin' Marty Graveyard - Drums, and Vocals
 
 
 
 

The Distractions (Your Not Going Out Dressed Like That)

(per request, repost's from 3/12, and 8/12 of 2009, new rips, and scans)
   I've had a number of request's for these two records. So I figured while I was at it, I may as well add the awesome "Time Goes By So Slow Single", I wanted to post it some day anyway. Rather than lump the three records together I decided to make them separate downloads, Enjoy!!
   The Distractions were from Manchester England. Originally a four piece, in 1975 the line up was college friends Mike Finney(vocals) and Steve Perrin (guitar), along with Lawrence Tickle(bass) and Tony Trap(drums). Towards the end of 1977 the band became a five piece. Bass duties were taken over by Pip Nicholls, and Guitar by Adrian Write, along with the addition Alec Sidebottom on drums who had previously played with the Purple Gang in the 60s.
In all The Distractions released  an LP titled "Nobody's Perfect", an Ep or two, and a hand full of singles before calling it quits in 1981. The band recently reunited, and released an Ep titled "Come Home" in 2010, and a new full length in 2012 titled "The End Of The Pier". You can check out their official website linked below for more info, news, and merchandise .

Links-
Official Website
Wikipedia

♪♪♪ "You're Not Going Out Dressed Like That" ♪♪♪
♪♪♪ It Doesn't Bother Me ♪♪♪
♪♪♪ Time Goes By So Slow ♪♪♪


The Chills (Wet Blanket Single)

(per request, repost, new rips, and scans)
   The Chills are a four piece from Dunedin New Zealand, based around Singer-Songwriter Martin Phillipps. Unbelievably, the band's been through something like 20 different line-up changes over the years, but appear to still be plugging away. If you want to read about the Chills here's a couple of link's.
Official Site
Wikipedia

Lineup -

Martin Phillipps - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Justin Harwood - Bass, Vocals
Andrew Todd - Keyboards
Caroline Easther - Drums, Vocals

Flying Nun Records 1988

1. Wet Blanket
2. I Think I'd Thought I'd Nothing Else To Think About

♪♪♪ Wet Blanket ♪♪♪

Marbles (Red Light Single)

(per request, repost from 8/21/2011)
   The Marbles were a N.Y.C four piece; that formed in 1974 by brothers: Howard, (Guitars, and Vocals) and David Bowler, (Drums); Jim Clifford, (Bass) and the late Eric Li, (Keyboards) rounded out the Lineup. This was their first of two singles before they ended the band in 1979. I believe this was the third release on the late Terry Ork's, short lived Ork Records Label. The Marbles also appeared in Amos Poe's 1976 film, "Blank Generation". There were several tracks recorded for a CBGB'S comp that went unreleased. There's more to the Marbles story; if you would like to check them out, The Mod Pop Punk Archives, has a Pix's and Bio page you can find HERE. Unfortunately, my copy has some weird pressing flaw. Although the vinyl looks mint, there's a ton of groove noise.

Ork Records 1976

1. Red Lights
2. Fire and Smoke

♪♪♪ (He's Got) Red Lights In His Eyes ♪♪♪

The Badbeats (Tip Of My Tongue)

(per request, repost from 12/11/2008, new rips)
   The Badbeats  were  a New York power pop group formed in 1976 by Bill Kern, and Barry Knoedl. They began recording songs that were written but never released by The Beatles. John Sheridan was invited to play Drums, and this their first single was released in 1979; It contains two of the most obscure songs from the Lennon/McCartney catalog. The Band was a bit of a mystery, none of the band members names appeared on the record, or the picture sleeve; even the picture on the sleeve obscured their faces. Ray Knoedl, Barry's older brother was included in the picture even though he does not play on the record. If you would like to read more about the band you can check the out Here. Believe it or not you can still buy this record; it's available for the small sum of 10.00, pick one up Here. I bought one yesterday to replace my old tired copy. They also have a number of other vinyl, and Cd releases for sale.
 
 

Naked Raygun (Treason Ep)

(per request, repost from 3/12/2009, new rips)
   It's really hard to pick my favorite Naked Raygun song, because there are so many . But, this is definitely up there along side of Walk in cold from Jettison, and Vanilla Blue. This was a limited press of 2500 on pink vinyl . Based in Chicago, Naked Raygun were Initially active from 1980 to about 1992, they had several short-lived reunions afterwards and a full-time reformation in 2006.
If you would like to read more about the band, here's a few links for ya.
Wikipedia
Official Site
Touch And Go/ Quarterstick Records

Line Up-

Jeff Pezzati - Vocals
John Haggerty - Guitar
Pierre Kezdy - Bass
Eric Spicer - Drums

Caroline Records 1989

1. Treason
2. Mr. Gridlock (Live)
3. I Don't Know (Live)

♪♪♪ Treason ♪♪♪

Vandykes (Breakin My Heart Single + Bonus Track)

 (per request, originally posted 8/15/2011, new rips)                               The Vandykes were a Boston four piece around in the early Eighties. Band members, Frank Dehler, (Bass) was in Unnatural Axe; and Roger Tripp, (Drums) was in La Peste. Sadly, Roger Died from a car accident. Other band members were: Craig Kutner, (Vocals, and Guitar) and Brad Adams, (Guitar). Other than this single, the only other recorded song, (that I'm aware of) was on The Throbbing Lobster Comp "Claws"; which I added for your listening pleasure.

Black Records 1984

1. Breakin My Heart
2. Heaven Will Fall
3. Spring
 
 

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Taste Of The Prisoners


  Since I've had numerous requests for Prisoners re post's, I'm doing away with my three earlier post's and combine them into one. Basically, I recorded a bunch of my favorite tracks from various releases, all ripped from good old vinyl, except a couple from "In From The Cold", and a bonus track from the CD version of A Taste Of Pink". My copy of "A Taste Of Pink" is on pink vinyl, and although it looks mint, it has a little snap crackle to it; oh well, it adds to the charm. I added a couple of tunes from the awesome Prime Movers Lp as well. It's a large file so I had to break it into two parts, I also added the cover scans to the downloads as well, "Enjoy"
      The Prisoners were a three piece from the Medway region of southern England that formed in 1980.They took the name from fellow Medway band the Vapours first single 'Prisoners'. The original line up consisted of 16 years old's, Graham Day (guitar, vocals), Allan Crockford (bass) and Johnny Symons (drums). Bruce Brand from the Milkshakes was with the group briefly as a second Guitarist, but it wasn't until 1982 when James Taylor (Organ) was added to the line up when they officially became a four piece. In all The Prisoners released at least four full lengths, four singles, and contributed numerous compilation tracks before calling it a day sometime around 1986. Besides the Prime Movers a few other post Prisoners related bands include: Planet, The Solarflares, Graham Day and the Gaolers, Gift Horses, Thee Mighty Caesars, The Buff Medways, Galileo 7, The Stabilisers and The James Taylor Quartet.If you would like to read more about the band's here's a few links to get you started.

The Prisoners Wikipedia, The Prisoners Myspace, All MusicGraham Day and the Gaolers Myspace, The James Taylor Quartet Official Page, Galilio 7.FourFour.Com

♪♪♪ Taste Of The Prisoners Pt 1 ♪♪♪
♪♪♪ Taste Of The Prisoners Pt 2 ♪♪♪

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Patriots - Chicaynes (Split E.P's)

(Per request, originally posted 9/25/11) Here's a split E.P., between two unlikely record mates. The Patriots, were A four piece from Philadelphia; that had a 60's sounding jangly Beatlesque edge. I think this E.P., (known as Pharaoh's Land) was their only official release. The other side is The Chicaynes, a three piece from the UK.There's not much info out there on either of these bands. I can't help but wonder how it was decided to pair these two bands together; not only are they from different countries, but the recordings appear to have been five years apart?

The Patriots were:

Carl Cutts - Guitar, and Vocals
Joseph Borrelli - Bass
John Klein - Guitar, and Vocals
Joseph Klein - Drums




The Chicaynes were:

Malcolm McDonald - Guitar, and Vocals
Alex Robertson - Bass, and Vocals
Malcolm Blair - Drums

Bam Caruso Records 1986
 

The Agents (Modern Girl Single)

(per request, repost from 6/12/11 new rip) There's at least three, or four bands I can think of off the top of my head that called themselves The Agents. These Agents appear to have been from Wisconsin. Other than this record, they had a track called I Cant Wait To See You on a Milwaukee sampler called State Of The Art Vol 1 that I don't own. Modern Girl is a Powerpop classic that makes this a must. The flip is ok, but it has a 80's glam hairband feel to it that's really not my thing.
 
Streetwise Epicenter Pub. 1983
 
1. Modern Girl
2. You Don't Know What Love Is
 

Filling a few Request's

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Besides being super busy as usual, my computer died, and I lost power for the better part of a week thanks to Hurricane Sandy. I have a ton of requested re-post's to get to, and hopefully (when I get caught up) some new records one of these days as well. I'm going to start from the oldest ones, and work forward. If I forget you, please don't hesitate to ask again.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Hits (Count On You Single)

The Hits were a five piece from NYC that were around from the late 70's, into the early Eighties. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much info on the band. This may have been their only single; it was produced by Steve Priest of Sweet; and had a pressing of 1000, (500 pink, 500 black). That's all I could find, Here's A Myspace Page; that has a couple of videos. One on The Uncle Floyd Show, and the other doing a cool tune called Survivor on The Flo, and Eddie Show; anyone know if they ever recorded it?

Line Up -

Mikael Kirke - Lead Vocals
Jimmy Ambrose - Guitars
Peter Belmonte - Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Loughran - Bass Vocals
Michael Favata - Drums

Nobell Records 1980

1. Count On You
A. All The Girls (Wanna Be In Gangs)


♪♪♪ The Hits ♪♪♪

The Headaches (Power For Passion Single)

 Per Request, Re-posted with New Rips, And Scans, Originally Posted 2/26/11.
   The Headaches were a Chicago Four piece, that formed in 1979.  This was their only single, 500 of these were pressed, three hundred came with silk screened picture sleeves. Sometime around 1982, due to many of the usual reasons, the Headaches called it a day. They reformed in the 90's and released an LP titled, "Cavities From Candyland" which you can still pick up from The band for $10.00. Here's A Site where you can find it, as well as a history on the band. Eddy Ulm, also spends his time in a band called The Desperate Club, you can Check Them Out Here!

Line Up -

Tim Edwards - Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Gomez - Drums
Gary Panosian - Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Ulm - Vocals, Bass

Rocket 88 Music 1981

1. Power for Passion
2. Teenage Sex

♪♪♪ Power For Passion ♪♪♪

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bad Checks (I'm Paranoid Single)

 The Bad Checks were a three piece from Durham, NC. Brothers Robin, and Clif Man, along with their high school friend Larry Tally; formed the band in 1980.They released this, their first single in 1982 on their own Loretta Records Label. Around 1984 frontman Hunter Landen was added to the Lineup. Over a span of 20 years, and multiple Drummers The Bad Checks released a number of records, and may still be at it, although I'm not sure. I found This Band Page, if you want to check these guys out further.

Line Up-

Robin Mann - Guitar
Clifton Mann - Bass
Larry Tally - Drums

Loretta Records 1982

1. Hurting Is Love
2. I'm Paranoid

Monday, September 24, 2012

Jimi LaLumia And The Psychotic Frogs (Typically Tasteless Ep)

Repost from 9/2/2008, new Rip, and Scans.
  I just realized Shotgun Solution turned Four a couple of weeks ago. So I figured what better record to repost than the one that started it all. Jimmy LaLumia And The Psychotic Frogs were from Long Island. They formed as a joke in 1977 to express a hatred for Disco, and were mainstays at Max's Kansas City. They released three singles before going their separate ways in the early Eighties. If you would like to know more about the band Check This Site Out. I decided to make this the first post for my blog because along with the Ramones, this is one of the records that drew me to Punk in the first place.

Line Up -

Jimi LaLumia - Vocals
Peter Scarlata - Bass
Tommy Raccanelli - Guitar
Ricky Staal - Drums

Death Records 1979

1. Mangle Me
2. You'll Never Walk Again
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Fucked By The Devil

♪♫♪♫♪ Typically Tasteless ♪♫♪♫♪

The Manikins (Agalmatophilia: The First Two Lp's)

Per request, a re-post from 11/16/08.
  This is a killer disk!! It has the Manikins first two albums, which I think are their best. They have a kind of Hives feel to them, while falling on the trashier garage side of things . It all started back in 2001 when four guys got together on a punkrockshow in Nyköping. It turned out that everyone enjoyed the same kind of music and were in love with trashy garagepunk. After a couple of weeks the band started to rehearse and they turned out to play a harder and faster kind of punkrock. Pretty soon they entered Omega Studio in Nyköping and recorded a couple of songs that would end up on the split 7? with Local oafs (another Nyköping act). After a couple of gigs the band almost quit playing for various reasons and all was silent until they decided to start playing the music that once brought them together. They once again entered the studio to record a eight song demo that they sent out to various labels across the globe. The first one who swallowed the bight was the newly started label P.Trash in Germany who got release a 7″ EP called “Don’t Gimme A Choice”. After this release it was Italian label Rockin Bones who got the opportunity to release the bands first album. As the band went on tour they first recorded 12 new songs for their second album called “Epileptic” who was released on P.Trash the 17th of June 2004. “Epileptic” became an instant hit that led to some local gigs in Sweden and some touring around Europe. If you want to know more about the Manikins, Here's their Myspace.

Screaming Apple Records 2004

♪♫♪♫ Agalmatophilia ♫♪♫♪

Four/Four (All Wound Up Single)

Per request, another re-post from 11/26/09, with new rip, and scans. Here's some great New York organ driven PopPunk from 1980. Once again there's not much info out there on this. The kbd music blog posted this a couple of years back. I really like this record, so I figure it belongs here.If you want to know more check out his post the bass player left a comment with some band info.
Line Up-

Peter Florance - Guitar, and Vocals
Cathy Harrington - Keyboards, and Vocals
Paul Tusa - Bass
John Bellon - Drums

4/4 Songs 1980

1. All Wound Up
2. Systematic

Critical Mass (It's What's Inside That Counts Lp)

Per request another re-post from 7/29/09 New Rip.
   I'm guessing most kbd, punk type's probably don't like this record compared to the Silver Screen Single,(which in my opinion sounds allot like the Sex Pistols). While I agree this Lp sounds different than the single; if your willing to give it a chance, I think it's a memorable record. Musically it reminds me of a cross between Cheap Trick, and the Carpettes. Critical Mass were a Miami Florida four piece that formed around 1974. As far as releases go, (to my knowledge) they had one single, and this full length. The single was released in 1978 (mentioned above) of which 200 copies were pressed, and has been recently reissued. After numerous lineup changes, (Mick Fazz being the only constant) the band Signed to MCA records and released this Lp; it was recorded at Chris Squires (YES) studio in London England. For some reason, a year or so later, the band ends, Mick moves to Orlando, and resurrects Critical Mass with a new line up. Surviving more line up changes, the band remained there till their end in 1993. I found evidence of a reunion 1n 1997, and a song from as recently as 2007; so for all I know these guys may still be at it in some form? Here's a myspace page I found.

Line Up-

Mick Fazz - Vocals, and Guitar
David Owen - Guitar
Henri Laplume - Bass
Michael Barone - Drums

MCA Records 1980

♫♪♫♪ Critical Mass ♪♫♪♫

Little Gentlemen ("Suicide Notes" Ep)

Per request a re-post from 2/26/09 New Rip, and Scans.
   Little Gentlemen were a Philadelphia based four piece. Their output included this, their debut e.p, and a couple of Lp's (one of which I have) that really didn't do much for me . I believe they may have had a couple tracks on the comp Get Of My Back.



Line Up -

Rob DiJoseph - Bass
Paul Evalds - Vocals
Thomas Michael Iannelli - Guitar
Wayne "Roof-Rabbit" Paupst - Drums

B.T.C.P Records 1983

1. General Hospital
2. Rant, Rant, Rant
3. I Am The Gun

Oral Groove (Collisionville Lp)

By request, here's a re-post from 11/26/08
   This disc spent quite some time in my truck's disc player when I first got it . "Collisionville" is full of catchy pop tunes with great vocals, and harmonies . Oral Groove were a four piece from NYC that were around in the 90's. In all they recorded 2 LP's, this being the second. Their first Lp was titled "June" I've never heard it because I could never find it; but if it's anything like this I'm sure it's worth hunting down.  They had an Ep as well titled "You'll Get Yours Yet" which I've also never heard. Christopher Peck, and Joe Mannix splintered off to form Mannix which now seems to be a solo project. You can check out Mannix Here

Line Up-

Bob Brochu - Lead Guitar
Ed Fingerling - Bass, Piano
Joe Mannix - Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Christopher Peck - Drums, Piano

CROSS RECORDS 1997

♫♪♫♪ Collisionville ♪♫♪♫

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Blitz (Panic Button Single)

   Per request, here's another re-post from 8/3/2010, new rips, and scans.
    The Blitz were a five piece, from Berkeley California, unfortunately this was their only single. If you missed this one the first time around, or if you just never heard it before, your in for a treat, (it's top notch Powerpop, all the way!!). I'd like to thank Todd Stadtman for commenting on the original post. He was kind enough to answer a couple of questions. Joe Satriani is thanked on the back of the sleeve, he was Todd's guitar teacher at the time and had helped with the arrangements of the tunes.Gary Phillips, later of the Greg Kihn band, also acted as a sort of shadow producer on the record, working alongside the credited producer, David Seabury. Drummer Ralph Granich was also the original drummer for the 70's Berkeley Powerpop outfit, The Rubinoos. During the 80s Todd spent time in a couple of bands, such as The B Team and The Naked Into, both of which released records; he has a couple of solo releases as well, you can check out Here.

Line up -

Todd Stadtman - Vocals, Bass
Tom Chauncey - Guitar, Vocals
David Rubinstein - Lead Guitar
Ralph Granich - Drums
Pete Dimaria - Keyboards

Richmond Records 1979

1. Panic Button
2. You Don't Have To Tell Me

♫♫♫ The Blitz ♫♫♫

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kid Courage (I Don't Wanna Dance/I'm A Fanatic Single)

 Kid Courage were from San Francisco. I couldn't find much about the band, but I'm guessing they started in the late Seventies, and lasted for a few years. For my taste, this A side of this record isn't anything spectacular; but the flip "I'm A Fanatic" makes it worth the price of admission. They had an earlier single titled "Coast to Coast" that's also worth hunting down.


Line up -

Ric Devon - Lead Vocals
Mark Dunwoody - Keyboards, Vocals
David Sikes - Bass, Vocals
Larry Elliot - Guitars
Mike Fleck - Drums

A.P.E. Records 1980

1. I Don't Wanna Dance
2. I'm A Fanatic

♫♪♫►Kid Courage◄♫♪♫

The Cuban Heels (Downtown Single)

Here's another re-post  from 1/16/10; includes new rips, and scans.
     If fast PopPunk covers, and sizzling Hi hats are your thing, then check this record out. This one smokes!!!
    After Glasgow punk band Johnny & the Self Abusers broke up, half the band formed The Simple Minds. The other half formed The Cuban Heels. Within four months of the break, the Heels released this gem. For their next outing they set up their own label, Cuba Libre, to release the Walk on Water single in 1980. Paul Armour left, and was replaced by Nick Clarke in time for the 1981 singles Sweet Charity and My Colours Fly; the LP Work Our Way to Heaven was also out by the end of the year, as well as a single in support of it.

Line up -

John Malarky - Vocals
Paul Armour - Bass
Laurie Cuffe - Guitar
Davie Duncan - Drums

Housewives Choice 1978

1. Downtown
2. Do The Smok Walk

♫♫♫Cuban Heels♫♫♫

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The End (It's O.K. Single)

     Here's a cool Powerpop record from another obscure band I know very little about. The only reference of this band I could find was a Popsike listing from 2009. The seller claims The End were from N.Y; I'll guess we'll have to take his word for it, since my copy of this record is sleeveless. I borrowed this image from the listing so you could see what the sleeve looks like. If anyone has any info on The End, or you could send me quality scans of the sleeve, it would be much appreciated.

Center Stage Music 1980

1. It's O.K.
2. Long Last Lover

***The End***

The Jetsons (Suicidal Tendencies Ep)

 Here's another re-post that, (in my opinion) it's quite essential. It was originally posted here 3/30/09. I've added new rips, and scans.
     The Jetsons were from Bloomington Indiana. They formed some time around 1980. Some of the members had come from the Latex Novelties, one of the first punk bands from Indianapolis. I believe this was their only single. They also had a track on the comp, Red Snerts. I read a story from the insert of break the rules #8 that said, soon after the release of this single internal conflicts caused the band to split up. 1500 copies of this were pressed but none were officially distributed. Apparently some one who helped in the making of the record, stole most of the copies and fled to N.Y.C. some time after the break up, the singer Jaime Sever went to Worcester and started the Unattached.

Lineup -

Jamie Jetson - Vocals
Astro Jetson - Guitar
Killer Jetson - Guitars, Vocals
Creep Jetson - Bass
Mo Jetson - Drums, Vocals

Gulcher Records 1981

1. Suicidal Tendencies
2. Genetically Stupid
3. Killing

***The Jetsons***

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Puppets (No Strings Single)

I'm guessing this one's pretty rare, because I barely found a sniff about the band, or the record on the web; pity cause it's a great slab of Powerpop. It seems as though The Puppets were from Washington, D.C, and this was probably their only record; but I'm not sure. The only reference I could find was at the :30 Under DC Site; which has the band being active from 1977 to 1978, with multiple line-ups. Strange thing is, both line-ups are five pieces; with the bands end listed as 1978. This record is from 1980, and the band is a three piece??? If anyone has any info to share it would be much appreciated.

LineUp -

Steve Avery - Vocals, Guitar
Giles Cook - Drums, Vocals
Billy Minogue - Bass, Vocals

Parade Records 1980

1. Look At The Girls
2. Dear John Letter

***The Puppets***

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Go (Instant Reaction Ep.)

 This is a re-post from 11/26/08, (new rips, and scans). It's one of my favorite records on this blog so it was a must to bring back, enjoy!!!
   The Go were a great four piece from the NYC suburb of Yonkers; that formed in the summer of 1979. This self released Ep, of which there were 1000 pressed was they're only release. After the EP's release, The Go gained more local notoriety, but no recording contract. By 1982, opportunities began to wind down, and drummer Joe Brya left the band; the Go came to a halt. They reunited a couple of years back to play the International Pop Overthrow Festival, at Kenny's Castaway's.  If you would like to read more on the band, I found This Band Site ,and This Myspace Page . The Go released a couple of retrospects as well, one can be purchased: Here, and the other on Rave Up Records, appears to be sold out. There's also a couple of cool videos on Youtube that are worth hunting down.

LineUp -

Tom Conte - Guitar, Vocals
Kenny Dutch - Guitar, Vocals
George Peters - Bass, Vocals
Joe Brya - Drums

Titlewave Productions 1980

1. Don't Take Her Away
2. She Gives A Color To Me
3. Instant Reaction
4. Tomorrow Night

****The Go****

Jimmy Vigtone (I Like It / When The Radio's On Single)

By request here's a re-post from 9/21/11, with new rips, and scans.
   Boston's Jimmy Vigtone released this, their only single in 1982. It's the result of songs recorded while Jimmy was working in a recording studio. There was a band to back the record called the Vigtones that were around for a short time; but parted ways due to musical differences. After the Vigtones, Jimmy went on to The Clicks. Unfortunately, My copy's sleeve has seen better days, but at least you get to hear it.

LineUp -

Jimmy Vigtone - Guitars, Bass, and Lead Vocals
D'Jango Buzzwad - Farfisa Organ, Tamberine, and backing Vocals
Tom Bull - Drums

Alpha Media Records 1982

1. I Like It
2. When The Radio's On

***Jimmy Vigtone***

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Revelons - The Way (You Touch My Hand Single)

The Revelons were NYC four piece that were around from 1978 to 1983. During that span they released this single, as well as having two cuts on the Marty Thau Presents 2x5 comp. They often served as the house band at CBGB'S, and  Playboy called them New York's best underground band in 1981. If you want to read more about The Revelons, I found THIS MYSPACE, for you. The Revelons reformed in 2002 to release a compilation CD called "Anthology", and then In 2008 released a full length called "Pop-Ism!"; you can pick the discs up by following the links. (Sorry for the poor scans, for some reason my scanner had trouble with the colors on this one)

Line-Up -

Gregory Pickard - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Jimmy Wynbrandt - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Nels Pierce - Bass, Vocals
Dana Duquet - Drums, Vocals

Ork Records 1979

1. The Way (You Touch My Hand)
2. 97 Tears

***The Revelons***

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Invaders (Designer Genes Ep)

The Invaders were a four piece from Alabama. As far as I know, this was their only record. The web yielded nothing on these guys; and I don't believe this has been comped yet, which is surprising because it's a great record.




Line-Up:

Martin Ross - Vocals, Bass
Edward Reynolds - Vocals, Guitar
Bill Crow - Vocals, Guitar
Mark Reynolds - Drums

Polyester Records 1980

1. Rockin' In Boston
2. She's A Heartbreaker
3. Reita
4. Under Submission

***The Invaders***

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Judy's (Washarama)

This re-post is from 7/22/12, same scans, new rips. This is a request for someones 52nd Birthday......"Happy Birthday"!!
       The Judy's formed in Pearland, Texas around 1979. Originally a four piece; guitarist Sam Roush, was killed in an automobile accident two weeks before the release of their first EP Teenage Hangups. The decision was made to keep the band a three piece, lineup was: David Bean, (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) Dane Cessac, (Drums, Vocals) and Jeff Walton (Bass, and Vocals). The Judy's went on to release Three LP's, another EP, and a Single. You can further research the band, and buy their releases at the Wasted Talent Records Website, linked below. The Judy's are still around in some form, at least as of 2008 anyway.

Wasted Talent Records 1981

***The Judy's***

The Front Lines (Where Do We Go From Here? Ep)

Per request, this is a re-post from 3/3/10 with new rips, and scans: once again, sorry it took so long.
     The Front Lines were a four piece from Evanston, Ill. The band formed around 1979, and lasted through 1983. This Page has a history of the band, it's members; and MP3's of most if not all of  the their recordings. If your a fan of the Front Lines it's a must.



Line-Up:

Phil Rothman - Vocals, Guitar
Kier Strejcek - Guitars
Kevin Bowie - Bass
Steve Jarvis - Drums

 Practical Records 1980

1. Night Napalm
2. Dying In Fiction
3. Voice Of America
4. Lips Are Sealed

***The Front Lines***

Prime Movers (Change For The Better Single + Bonus)

 Here's a re-post from 12/23/08, that was requested quite a while ago. Included are new rips, and scans, as well as a bonus track from the Nobody Gets On The Guest-List comp; sorry it took so long!!
     One thing that's fun about putting these post's together is that I learn allot about the bands that I listened to for years as well . Take for instance , I never realized the Prime Mover's didn't have a full length ,but when I looked them up I found that they recently got back together and released their first album . I think I have all their releases, and their all great . Formed in Boston by high school chums Dick Tate (guitar, vocals), Cam Ackland (vocals, harmonica), Jeff Sugarman (bass, vocals) and Dennis McCarthy (drums), the Movers were inspired by their musical heroes the Who, the Jam and the Kinks. Adopting a power chord driven, vocal harmony approach, their sound is aggressive power pop with elements of “Mod” soul and 60’s go-go. Go check them out and pick up their new record, Here's their Myspace!

Moulty Records 1983/ Throbbing Lobster Records 1984

1.Change For The Better
2. 1-2-5
3. Matter Of Time

***Prime Movers***

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back Soon!!

I know I haven't exactly been consistently active lately; I apologise for that. After I lost my files I had stored with Megaupload, I became pretty bummed out. I then moved to back to Mediafire, but now every ones having trouble with them as well. That prompted me to look into my own domain, for the second time. On the surface it seems like a great idea; but I just cant build a blog I'm happy with using Wordpress. So for the second time, I've given up on the web hosting idea. So what does all this mean??? It means I'm staying here, and if things get to crazy, maybe it's time for the curtain to finally fall. Till then, I have tons of great records I'll be posting in the very near future. It's time to get this thing back in gear, and have fun again. I'm also planning on catching up on all of the Re-post requests I've received recently. As always, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!
Frank

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Phones (I'm So Neat/She Said Goodbye Single)

The Phones were a Minneapolis five piece that formed in 1979. During a span of ten years they released at least three singles, (this being the first) Two Lp's, and an Ep or Two. If you want to know more about The Phones, check out This Site; it has a full bio, as well as a couple of Cd's the band has for sale.


Lineup:

Jeff Cerise - Lead Vocals
Brad Mattson - Drums
Rick Towes - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Brantseg - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jim Riley - Bass, Vocals

Phone - O - Graph Records 1980

1. I'm So Neat
2. She Said Goodbye

***The Phones***

The Tunes (The Tunes EP)

Here's another re-post from August 22, 2010. this is a new rip of the record with new scans. There's a number of my favorite records that I plan on renewing. But rather than getting too caught up in the past; I've decided (at least for now) to adopt a something old, something new type format, so I'll be posting two records at a time until most of my favorite records have been re-posted.

 The Tunes were a four piece from Topeka Kansas. They formed around 1978, and lasted till 1983. This was self released, and I believe their only record. Members went on to form bands such as The Brats, Sons of Liberty, and Psychic Archie.


lineup:

Mike Donoho - Guitar and Vocals
Pat Wempe - Bass
Steve Seltz - Organ, Guitar, and Vocals
Mark Woelk - Drums and Vocals

Tunes Tunes 1982

1. Elevator
2. Crowded Heart
3. Too Proud
4. She's Mad

***The Tunes***

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Puppet Rulers (Outta My Mind Single)

Puppet Rulers were a Boston Area three piece that were around in the early eighties. I'm pretty sure this was their only record. As is usually the case, info is limited; but I did find This Youtube Channel run by Dave Cook, that has several unreleased songs. Unfortunately, my copy has a bit of groove noise in the beginning of the Outta My Mind Side; but it still sounds ok. I noticed scratched in the dead wax, of the run off; Complicated Girl seems to be the A track. Everything else seems to indicate the opposite so that's how I went.

Line-up:

Dave Cook - Bass, and Vocals
Mark Amberg - Guitar, and Vocals
Scott Williams - Drums, and Vocals

Permanent Press Records 1981

1. Outta My Mind
2. Complicated Girl

***Puppet Rulers***

Friday, June 8, 2012

Native Tongue (Lies/Baby Single)

  Here's one of at least three bands, (that I know of) that called themselves Native Tongue. I believe this short lived outfit was from southern California. Honestly, the A side of this record doesn't do much for me; but the B side "Baby" saves the disc. It reminds me of a song called Trash, by the 70's UK band called The Doll. Info is scarce on these guys, and the sleeve reveals little, not even the band members. I did however find THIS SITE on Gary Farmer, that at least gives a couple of the band members names. As always, please feel free to fill in the banks.

Zane Goodson - Vocals, Keyboards
Eldin Green - Vocals, Guitar
Bruce ? - Bass
Gary Farmer - Vocals, Drums

37 Records 1984

1. Lies
2. Baby

***Native Tongue***

Monday, May 28, 2012

Riff Doctors (I Don't Wan't To Go Back Single)

(Here's another re-post per request; new recordings, and scans)

   Riff Doctors were a short lived four piece from (I believe) the Hoboken NJ area. I found a track on one of the Teenline comps that suggests they were from Durham, NC,? Anyway, I'm pretty sure this was their only record; it was put out on Steve Fallon’s Coyote records label, who formerly owned Maxwell’s, a great club in Hoboken. After this, Donna Esposito, (formerly of The Cyclones) joined the band, and they changed their name to “Cowboy, and Spin Girl”. There's a cassette only release you can hear over at the great Wilfully Obscure Blog. As usual, information is very limited; so if I have something wrong, or there’s something you would like to add, please feel free.

Line up:

Frank Bednash – Vocals, Guitars
Charles O’Hara – Guitar
Walter Sczesny – Bass, Vocals
Danny Lawrence – Drums

Coyote Records 1983

1. I Don’t Wan’t To Go
2. Falling

***Riff Doctors***

Sunday, May 6, 2012

White Animals ("Nashville Babylon" & "Lost Weekend")

By request, here’s another re-post from a couple of years ago. Instead of reposting both records separately; I decided to re-record, and combine (what i consider to be the highlights) from them into one.
  The White Animals were from Nashville, Tennessee. During a span of seven years between 1980, and 1987, they released four LP’s, an EP, a Live LP, and at least a single, or two. If you would like to read more about the White Animals, here’s a bio at Allmusic, and their Myspace.

Lineup-

William Collins – Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Gray – Rhythm Guitar, Organ, Vocals
Stevie Boyd – Bass, Vocals
Ray Crabtree – Drums



(On Lost Weekend)

Rich Parks – Lead Guitar
Tim Coats – “Dubmaster”

Dread Beat Records 1981, and 1982

Sorry I haven't been very active lately

Sorry I haven't been very active lately. I've been pretty busy, and all of this storage site crap has kind of robbed me of my enthusiasm. I just started working on something pretty cool for ya; but in the meantime, by request, I re-posted:

The Psyclone Rangers Swing, Baby Swing Single
The Sighs First Single, With First E.P, And A Couple Of LP Tracks
A Few Highlights From The Jimbob And The Leisure Suits LP
Protagonists EP

Thanks For The Requests! Even Though I Haven't Been Answering All Of Your Comments Lately; I Want You To Know They're Very Much Appreciated!
Thank You, And Enjoy!!!!!!!
Frank

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Nads (Single + Bonus Tracks)

I posted this record a while back; but this re post has far superior sound, and band info, as well as some great bonus tracks, Enjoy!!
The Nads story begins, as the 70’s were coming to a close. Larry Brown was trying to decide if he wanted to be a lawyer; while attending Catholic College in Providence, RI. Unhappy with the American charts, which were mostly populated by Disco at the time. He became interested in the Punk and New Wave scene brewing across the pond. The music was brash and reckless, while maintaining a fun simplicity that beckoned inclusion to anyone who wanted to be part of it. Inspired, Larry picked up his guitar, churned out Blame It on the Priests, and thus ended his College Endeavor.
Larry, along with Shane Williams, one of his best friends from high school; decided they would form a band. The two were big fans of the 60’s British Invasion and felt this new music linked back to it. Having never played bass in his life Shane went out and bought a Hofner. He learned to play quickly, as the two arranged from an ever burgeoning songbook that was being compiled. One day while playing The Sex Pistols, marveling at the emotion, and the intensity of the music; the two were laughing at the absurdity of their name.” They might as well call themselves The Gonads, or Nads or something!!”. As the laughter diminished, they looked at each other; and after a nod of understanding – The Nads it was!
Classified ads were placed in the local free paper, which brought Rick Zeigler in on drums and Bob Kropp on guitar, completing the line-up. Things took off quickly from there….. The reception to the band was strong, especially given the musical climate of the times.
There were three separate studio recording sessions; the last one produced the three songs that make up this Ep. 1,000 copies were pressed, as well as a number of buttons/pins picturing the Nads logo; some of which were thrown into the crowd at shows. They played all the requisite places, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, The Living Room in Providence, The Rat in Boston, CBGB’s and Hurrah’s in NYC. The RI press was especially supportive and featured the band several times in the area papers. They gigged regularly with bands like the Neighborhoods, Robin Lane and The Chartbusters, The Schemers and Human Sexual Response; as well as opening for bands such as: Mink DeVille, U2, and Squeeze. Glen Tilbrook of Squeeze became a friend, and had agreed to produce their follow up record, but the band broke up before it happened.
The Nads last gig was Nov 17, 1981 opening for U2 in Providence on their second US tour; after that, Bob Kropp dropped out to pursue other interests. They spent a year or so auditioning guitarists and surviving moves to CT and NY. Bob Kropp finally rejoined the band, but by then Larry had enough and decided to leave. The other three carried on and enjoyed success under the name Action Faction, with a new lead singer.
Bob Kropp is still active as a songwriter, producer and musician in Nashville. Rick Zeigler owns Indy Records in Indianapolis and Shane Williams lives and works in the NY metro area.

*Note* - " I would like to thank Larry Brown, who's help, and generosity, made this post possible"

Frank-


Lineup-

Larry Brown - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals
Bob Kropp - Lead Guitar
Shane Williams - Bass
Rick Zeigler – Drums

Zip Records 1980

1. You Don’t Know Me
2. The Hurt’s Gone
3. Blame It On The Priests
4. I’d Do Anything
5. The Ballad
6. I’m Not Like Everybody Else (Demo)
7. Fashion Girl

***Download***