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Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Boom (Nancy Packs A Piece)

The Boom were a Boston four piece that formed in 1979. This was there only single, 500 were pressed. If you would like to learn more about the band, I found This Page for your reading pleasure.


Line Up

Jeff Matthews - Vocals, Guitar
Ron Hendel - Vocals, Guitar
Rob Falk - Bass
Tom Lamont - Vocals, Drums

Hand To Mouth Records - 1981

1. Nancy Packs A Piece
2. Shot Down

♫♫♫...She Blew Me To Bits...♫♫♫

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Desperated Company (Higher Single)

Desperated Company was a Rijkevorsel, Belgium five piece that began in 1967. This is one of two singles released in 1977. Higher is a full on Powerpop smasher with great harmonies. The other single was "Someone's Lovin' Me" bw  "Rock & Roll Music" on Monopole Records. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble with the translations, so I'm not going to risk giving you wrong information about their history, line up etc. Here's their Official Site and their Facebook Page. It appears as though some version of the band remains active today.

Foon Records 1977

1. Higher
2. Can Somebody Tell Me

♫♫♫...I wanna get you Higher...♫♫♫

The Trends (In My Dreams Single)

This is a repost by request, originally posted 3/27/11, new rip and scan.
This is the first of two singles from The Trends. I couldn't find any info, on the band; all I know is, they were a Dutch four piece. Both tunes are great Powerpop; I only included one side of the sleeve, because both sides are the same.

CNR Records

1. In My Dreams
2. If You Leave Me

♫♫♫...You drive me wild...♫♫♫

Tyrnaround (Want of a rhyme single)

This is a repost from 2/15/09; new rips and scans.
Tyrnaround were a five piece from Melbourne, Australia that formed in 1985. They released two singles, a couple cassettes, a full length called "Succeeds When Daylight Fails", an e.p. titled "Colour Your Mind" and a compilation cd called Go Back, before disbanding in 1999 due to the passing of lead singer Michael Phillips.

Line Up-

Michael Phillips - Vocals
Peter Fidler - Guitar
Leigh Underhill - Bass
Ken Gardner - Keys
Gavin Gray - Drums, Vocals

Polyester Records - 1987

1. Want of a rhyme
2. Hello Or Goodbye

♫♫♫...Your own minds eye...♫♫♫

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Now (Fuzztone Fizzadelic)

A repost by request, originally posted 6/22/09.The Now are a Peterborough, England four piece that formed in 1976 and as far as I know are still at it today. They released two classic singles before disbanding in 1979, "Development Corporations / Why" on The Ultimate Record Label in 1977 and Into the Eighties / Nine O' Clock on Raw Records in 1979.
   2004 brought all four original members back in the studio to record "Fuzztone Fizzadelic". It represents their original set list, as performed in 1977. If you would like to read more about the band, here's a couple of places to start : Wikipedia and Punk 77 .
 
 
Line Up -
 
Mike McGuire - Vocals
Steve Rolls - Guitars
Faz Farrow - Bass
Joe MacColl - Drums
 
 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Zero Defekts (Zero Defekts)

Zero Defekts were a Chicago three piece that formed in 1981. I'm not sure but this may have been their only release with this line up. Side A of this record really doesn't do much for me but all three songs on the flip make it a keeper. Founding and only original member, Nick Nick, appears to be keeping the band alive; you can check him out Here . I found another full length released in 2003 called "Love Is Hell" , you can buy for $5.00.

Line Up-

Bob Galiardo - Guitar, Vocals
Michael Dfox - Drums, Vocals
Nick Nick - Bass, Vocals

 Self Released 1982

 ♫♫♫...Catch The Night Flow...♫♫♫


Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Trademarks (It's up to you flexi)

The Trademarks were a great Boston five piece that were around in the early Eighties. This flexi disc was given away with the first issue of Take It Magazine. Two more singles followed, "Magic In Her Eyes" b/w "Run For Your Life" and "She Knows" b/w "Prisoner Of Your Eyes". I read at one time they were close to a record contract with Warner Bros; but it doesn't look as though that ever happened.


Lineup -

Dave Morrison - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Matt Langone - Guitar, Vocals
Jack Moran - Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Hollowell - Bass
Chris McCauley - Drums, Vocals

♫♫♫...It's Gonna Hit You Hard...♫♫♫

News (Stop EP)

This was originally posted 1/16/10. After hearing of Nate Mountel's passing, I felt a repost was appropriate.
News were a Cincinnati five piece that performed around the midwest from 1978 to 1980. They released this EP and another single on the Waldo Records. Most of the band lived in the Waldo Apartments in downtown Cincinnati, hence the name. News also had a piece titled Experimental Animals, on an LP produced by C.A.G.E. (Cincinnati Artists Group Experience), which featured various area artists.Nate Mountel left the band late in 1980. The rest of the band reformed with slightly different personnel as The Fourth Estate, but had a brief career. Paul and Jim moved to San Francisco to form a group called Pray for Rain. Paul Trupin passed away in 1995; you can read more about him in this post's comments. Sadly, Nate Mountel also passed away 2/25/15, from lupus complications, RIP.

Lineup -

Paul Trupin - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Hershberger - Lead Guitar
Peter Alexander - Bass
Jim Woody - Keyboards
Nate Mountel - Drums
Carol Shloss - played a bass line on Stop and the insistent drone keyboard note on Stop

Waldo Records 1980

1. Stop
2. To Begin With
3. Brothers
4. Dix-Mille Kilometres De Moi (Ten-Thousand Miles From Me)

♫♫♫...Let's Stop...♫♫♫

The Sneaks (Success...The Hard Way E.P.)

This is a repost by request; originally posted 4/20/10.
The Sneaks formed around 1980, they were a Arcadia, California-based band, who release two E.P,'s. One was titled Sneak Preview from 1981, and This one which came out in 1983. Some time around 1984, they called it a day. Since then, there have been a few reunion shows, and a CD compiling their two E.P.'s along with Demos and unreleased tracks. I pulled the best three tracks from this for your listening pleasure. Here's a link for a website that will tell you all you want to know about these guys, as well you can purchase their CD for a measly $10.00.


Line Up -

Brett Perkins - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Rob Schilling - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Howie Orell - Bass, Vocals
Greg Tortell - Drums, Vocals

Upbeat Music 1983

♫♫♫...You'll Come Runnin' To Me...♫♫♫