The Playboys were a UK four piece, (London area maybe?) and it appears that this was their only record. Nightbus is a reggae number, while the flip, (my fav of the two) is a pretty rockin' Powerpop tune.
Line Up -
Mark Leigh-Davis - Bass, Vocals Rod Rafter - Drums Jim Gleeson - Lead Guitar, Vocals Paul Mogg - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
The Radio Ghosts were a Scottish four piece that were around in the early eighties. I can't find much else about them except in 1982 they also released a mini LP titled "Handfuls Of Everything" that I've never heard. I like this record, especially the great Bass lines and choppy, jangly Guitar work on Author.
Line Up -
Martin Cotter - Lead Guitar, Vocals Iain Bain - Guitar Paul Quinn - Bass, Vocals Craig Lesley - Drums
Reposted per request, New rips and scans, originally posted 6/21/09 The Wimps were a London based Powerpop outfit that existed from '77 to '80. They were a bunch of 17 year old schoolboys. They made two records, the Hamburger Radio e.p. and a single called "At the Discoteque.
Sniff Records 1979
2. Hamburger Radio
3. New Girl At School
4. Modern Girl
Reposted by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 1/12/09. This is an Essential early hardcore record from 1980 . If you follow this music I shouldn't have to tell you how great this is . Bad Brains was first founded as a jazz-fusion ensemble called Mind Power (1975), with singer Sid McCray, in the mold of bands such as Chick Corea's Return to Forever and John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 1977, McCray introduced the rest of the band, who were already interested in bands such as Black Sabbath, to punk rock, including the Dickies, the Dead Boys, and the Sex Pistols. Mind Power became obsessed with punk rock and changed their name to "Bad Brains", after the Ramones song "Bad Brain" but with the word "bad" in the sense of "powerful". Despite their burgeoning punk sound, the early Bad Brains also delved deep into reggae music. McCray left in the early days of the group's hardcore-punk era, and guitarist H.R. became the band's singer. In 1979, Bad Brains found themselves the subject of an unofficial ban among many Washington D.C. area clubs and performance venues (later addressed in their song, "Banned in D.C."). The band subsequently relocated to New York City.
Bad Brains broke up and reformed several times over the years, sometimes with different singers and/or drummers. The band's classic and current lineup is singer H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer, and drummer Earl Hudson, H.R.'s younger brother.
Reposted per request, new rips and scans, originally posted 12/22/08.
What can you say about these guys... D.O.A. were one of the most influential Punk bands to come out of the early Canadian punk scene; I'm a huge fan. D.O.A were a Vancouver area three piece; that formed in 1978, from the ashes of the Skulls. If they're still around, (and I'm assuming they still are) they've spanned over 36 years, countless releases and lineups. If your interested in reading about the band, here's their Wikipedia Page.
Joe Shithead - Guitar, Lead Vocals Randy Rampage - Bass, Vocals Chuck Biscuits - Drums, Vocals
Quintessence Productions 1979
1. Royal Police
2. Woke Up Screaming
3. Disco Sucks
4. Nazi Training Camp
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