Transmission was a four piece from Stockholm Sweden. They started playing together around 1977 calling themselves Harlequin. At some point, I'm guessing 1978 they changed their name to Transmission and released this, I believe their only single. Not too long after this records release they called it quits. Singer Sebastian Håkansson joined Alien Beat. I couldn't find much info on Transmission so I had to guess a bit; if I got any of this wrong, please feel free to correct me or validate me. Here's a few pages I did find; they didn't tell a whole lot though.
Per Request, Originally posted 2/27/09 (New Rips And Scans) Social Disease were a Bristol, England five piece that formed around 1980. They had a demo tape, this Ep and another single that I'm not sure was ever officially released. One interesting thing of note was they had two singers; another is the tracks on this Ep are mixed up and they don't list track Three on the record. I've seen it listed a couple of places as "Tomorrows Burning", so I went with that. I always thought this drummer on this record kicks some major ass; anyway, when I was a kid the track Today found its way onto quite a few of my mixed tapes, hopefully it will find it's way onto a few of yours. ENJOY!!!
Line Up -
Hag - Voxx Drakes - Voxx Steve - Guitar Shaun - Bass Jim - Drums
Karnage Records 1983
2. World At Ransom
3. Tomorrows Burning
4. Bully Boys
(By Request, a repost from 11/30/2009, New Rip)
The first press of this Lp has different production than later pressings. For some reason, an echo was added to the vocals on later pressings that I never cared for. Kraut did the same thing when they reissued their first record. My uncle bought this recently on cd and the vocals still have an echo. As far as I know this has never been reissued in it's original form. The Adolescents were from Fullerton, California. Steve Soto formed the band after leaving Agent Orange in December 1979. The original line-up was led by frontman Tony Cadena, with Steve Soto on bass, Frank Agnew on guitar, John O'Donovan on guitar and Peter Pan on drums. Both O'Donovan and Pan left in June. Later that year, the group released the classic punk single "Amoeba" on Posh Boy Records. The track also appeared on the Rodney on the ROQ compilation, assembled by L.A. DJ Rodney Bingenheimer.
The Band signed with Frontier Records in January 1981 and recorded this Lp, the following month. It quickly became one of the best-selling California punk albums. Despite this success, Rikk Agnew left the band. He was replaced by Pat Smear, formerly of The Germs. This lineup lasted until the end of June, when Smear left. The Adolescents broke up in August 1981. Cadena formed The Abandoned, Steve Soto and Frank Agnew joined Legal Weapon, Royer formed D.I., and Rikk Agnew joined Christian Death.
Rikk Agnew made his solo album in 1983 then joined D.I. with Alfie Agnew, Frank and Rikk's younger brother.
In 1986 The Adolescents reformed with their original line-up and started to work on a new album. Before recording Casey Royer and Frank Agnew left the band. Royer had wanted to keep D.I. going (until 1995), and Agnew lost interest. Sandy Hansen took Royer's place on drums and Alfie took Frank's place on guitar. They recorded Brats in Battalions in the late summer. The record came out in August 1987 due to the band deciding to produce and release the album themselves with little cash or backing.
At the end of 1986 Alfie went to college and his place was taken by Dan Colburn; by the end of the year Cadena and Colburn left.
In 1988 Rikk Agnew and Steve Soto decided to replace Colburn with Paul Casey and start singing themselves. Casey left after four months and Frank Agnew replaced him on guitar, after touring the band recorded their then-final album Balboa Fun Zone.
The Adolescents broke up in April 1989. Steve Soto, Sandy Hansen and Frank Agnew started Joyride and Rikk Agnew did a couple of solo albums.
The band regrouped to tour for the 20th anniversary of their self-titled album in 2001 and have continued to perform. Live guitarists can vary depending on who is available—their summer 2006 tour had Joe Harrison and Matt Beld in place of the Agnews. They released their first reunion album, O.C. Confidential, in 2005 on Finger Records, a label owned and run by Mel Schantz out of Orange County, California.
In March 2007, bassist Steve Soto confirmed that The Adolescents had begun writing material for their follow-up to O.C. Confidential, which was possibly due for release "by the end of" that year. In late 2007, The Adolescents announced in a MySpace blog entry that they were working on the new album originally expected to released in the spring of 2008. In March 2009, the band announced that they were in the process of writing lyrics to the album and were to begin recording shortly. If you want to read more about the band, here's they'reWikipedia Page.
By Request, Re-Post's from 10/01/2008 and 2/14/2010 (New Rips and Scans, Plus Singles)
I originally started this blog to make music from great bands like The Rousers more available for people to hear. Recently, someone requested re posts of both Lp's; so I decided to post them together and add the singles too. Unfortunately I forgot that my copy of Susans day was warped; I tried to fix it and ruined it like an idiot. Anyway, I recently bought a new copy; when I get it, I'll add it to the post. Additionally, one or two of the other singles had some crackle to them; it's been a long time since I listened to them(I guess It's time to upgrade "Enjoy"!).
The Rousers were a five piece from Broek op Langedijk, Netherlands that started around 1977 and lasted till 1981. During that span they released two full lengths and a handful of singles. Near the end of 1980, vocalist Bonne Zigtema left the band trimming the line up to four. Vocal duties were taken over by Cock de Jong and Wieb Zigtema on the Touched Lp. After the break up the band split into The Thought and The Shavers.
Line Up -
Cock de Jong - Guitar and Vocals
Jan de Jong - Drums
Rob Marienus - Bass
Bonne Zigtema - Vocals
Wieb Zigtema - Guitar and Vocals
(Per Request, Originaly Posted 9/29/12, New Rips) Justin Trouble was a NYC four piece that were around in the early Eighties. They released this their first single, and a self titled full length both on Casino Records before parting ways. The flip of this single, "No Love" was produced, and co- written by Johnny Thunders. Justin Trouble changed his name to Justin love and followed up with a number of releases. He's also an accomplished artist with a studio located in Woodstock, Upstate NY. If you would like to check out his Art, as well as his Music you can Click Here. Bass player Brett Wilder went on to bands such as: The Rousers, The Backbones, and The Trick Babys.
(By request here's a repost from 9/5/11, New Rips)
The Henchmen were a Auckland, New Zealand four piece, that formed from the ashes of an earlier outfit called, The Dum Dum Boys. I Believe this was their third single; I'm not exactly sure when it was released, the article linked below says 1985, but I think it was recorded earlier. After numerous line up changes; they eventually moved to Sydney, Australia and changed their name again to Reptiles At Dawn. If you would like to read more about The Henchmen, as well as The Dum Dum Boys, and Reptiles At Dawn, Here's a great article.
Tony Norman - (Guitar)
Tony Collins - (Vocals)
Jeremy Chunn - (Bass)
Billy Williams - (Drums)
In the near future I'm going to eliminate all of my files from Mediafire; I think I finally found the answer to my fileshare problems with SugarSync, so far I've been very happy. About a year ago I posted The Musical Chairs First Single. As I often do I asked if anyone had any info and as is usually the case I came up empty. Anyway, here's what I think is the bands second single; funny thing is it looks exactly like the first one. The sleeves are identical; however the insert is different, they're on different labels and this single is from a year later. I believe The Musical Chairs were a three Piece from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I found a full Length titled “Fall On Deaf Ears”, that I’ve never heard and this single mentions a second Lp titled "Kilowatt Romance" that I've never heard either, would like to though.....anyone. Here's a Myspace, and I found this Reverbnation page belonging to a Dave Matthies, who resides in Houston, Tx. In his bio he mentions a band called D.C.Matthies & amp; Co., also containing Don Stanley; so I’m assuming it’s the same guy; but he doesn’t mention The Musical Chairs.
Dave Matthies – Lead Vocals, Drums, and Keyboards
Don Stanley – Guitars, and Vocals
George Prescott – Bass, and Vocals
Here's another band I couldn't find much info on. Slyk looks to have been from Rhode Island. I think this was self released and probably their only record; I've never seen a copy with a picture sleeve. The only name on the record is Robert Lavalley, so I'm not sure if Slyk were a real band or if it was Robert backed by some friends or studio musicians. This was posted a few years back over at the Sing Sing Blog, but the file doesn't play anymore and they didn't post the B side of the record. If you would like to check out their write up on Slyk you can find it Here. As per usual; If anyone can shed some light on this it would be much appreciated.
Hooks were a NYC five piece, that were around from 1978, to 1983. The bands origins began in Hollywood Ca in 1978. Singer Sharon 7 teamed up with Guitarist Jerome Youngman and Drummer Quito Equador to record a demo of the Exciters 60's hit "Tell Him". Afterwards the three moved to New York City where Keyboardist J. Elliot and (although he's not listed on this single) bass guitarist Lew Mazzeo completed the line up. Hooks played clubs such as CBGB's, Max's Kansas City and The Ritz. They Appeared live with bands like: Duran Duran, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Heartbreakers, The Speedies and The Beat. Other than this single, Hooks recorded an Lp titled "No Deposit, No Return" that I've never heard.
Shotgun Solution's purpose is sharing my passion for pre 1990's records and underground music. If your a band, label, etc. looking for exposure or if you want to contact me about anything to do with post 1990's music; check out my new blog, Neoteric Melodies. For anything else or if your not into having your record featured here, you can contact me here, enjoy!
Unfortunately, all of my pre 2/19/12 online files were lost during the takedown of Megaupload. I hope to eventually fix all of my broken links in time. But until then, if there's something you really want to hear I’ll consider requests.