The Tapes are a NYC four piece that formed in 1981 and I think are still at it to present date. This was the bands first single; another single followed in 1984 with the tunes "Too Many Stars", and "Just Like In The Movies". After the murder of a band member and some other shake ups, the band reformed in 1986 as Bill Popp and the Tapes. I think this side of the sleeve is actually the back; but I prefer it out of the two sides so I figured I would use it. The tapes have a number of full lengths to their credit as well. If you would like to read more about the band you can check out their Myspace, orBill Popp.Com.
The Yorks were a three piece from NY. I'm not sure if they were upstate, or from the city. I think this was their only record but I'm not sure. I couldn't find too much about them on the net. If you know anything, please feel free to fill in the blanks...
(Per request, new rips and scans) The Spelling Mistakes were a New Zealand four piece that formed in 1979 out of the remnants of the bands, Get
Smart and The Aliens, their Initial bassist, Keith Bacon, was replaced
early in 1980 by Nigel Russell.
Their first recording was Reena, which
featured on one side of a single (with The Whizz Kids) on Ripper Records in
early 1980. After winning a band talent quest, organised by their manager, they
signed to Simon Grigg's Propeller Records label, and released this single, in
June, 1980. It peaked at #29. A second single was recorded but remained
unreleased for two decades as the band split in September 1980 after finding it
increasingly difficult to find bookings because of the nature of their under-age
They reformed briefly in 1999 but parted ways for good later that
year. In 2004 Feels So Good was re-recorded and featured on an Export Gold
A complete, semi-official, collection of available recordings was
released in 2002 as a 2-disc set under the name The Spelling Mistakes: Epileptic
Apocalypse 1979 - 1999. It was nominated for 'best rock release' by bNet NZ
Music Awards in 2003. If you want to read more about the band here's their Wikipedia Page.
The Band -
Warwick Fowler - Guitar Julian Hanson - Drums, Backing Vocals Nick Hanson - Lead Vocals Nigel Russell - Bass Vocals, Backing Vocals
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The Earwigs were a four piece from Orange County California formed by Michael Ubaldini in 1978. Unfortunately this single was their only release. It was mastered, and pressed at Gold Star Studios; home of Phil Spectors wall of sound. I read there was an album recorded that never saw the light of day (man I would love to hear it!!). The Earwigs called it quits in 1984 for many of the usual reasons. If you would like to read more about the band, you check out theirMyspace.
Mike Ubaldini - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Ashton Rands - Lead Guitar Tom Hughes - Bass Dave Reed - Drums
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