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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Menlo Park (Wrong Side Of A Gun Single)

Menlo Park were an Ashland, Kentucky four piece that formed in 1979. I believe this was their only single; it was self released with a small pressing of 100-200 copies. Five more songs were released in 1981, on a 3 band comp titled, " The Recording Workshop". In 2013, Menlo Park reunited for a couple tunes, you can find it HERE. The Cheap Rewards Blog did a nice write up on these guys a few years back. If you want to read more about the band, check it out. Here's the bands Facebook page as well.

Line Up -

Mike Fitzpatrick - guitar, vocals
Ed Fields - guitar, vocals
Gary Kesling - drums, vocals
Dave Copley - bass, vocals


Wrong Planet Records 1980

1. Wrong Side Of A Gun
2. My Heart

♫♫♫...What else can I say...♫♫♫

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lucky Pierre (Into My Arms Single)

   Lucky Pierre were a Cleveland, Ohio four piece. The band was founded in 1974 by Kevin McMahon, it's only constant member. Through multiple line-ups, hiatus's and incarnations; it seems some form of the band may still exist. In all, they released one full length, six singles, an Ep and a best of cd in 2009.
   Additional tidbits.. Brian McMahon, (Kevin's brother) played guitar for the Electric Eels.
Trent Reznor, ( founder of Nine Inch Nails) played keyboards from 1988 - 1989.
Kevin McMahon founded the band Prick in 1992.
   If you want to read more about Lucky Pierre, here's a couple places to start: Wikipedia, LuckyPrick.net

Line Up -

Kevin McMahon - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
Denis DeVito - Lead Guitar
Tom Lash - Bass, Vocals
Dave Zima - Drums

Unadulterated Records 1980

1. Into My Arms
2. Match

♫♫♫...Falling in love is  just something I do every day...♫♫♫

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Bit (Don't Wanna Be Rejected)

I found little info on this one but, (as per Discogs) The Bit appear to have been a four piece from Whittier California. Other than this single, they released a second one titled, "band of your dreams" on Allied Artists Records in 1982. I couldn't find who played what instrument's but the line up included: Tommy Arriola, Louis Cardenas, David Flores, and Danny Ramos.

Vista Records 1980

1. Don't Wanna Be Rejected
2. You Girl

♫♫♫...Who's The One Who Always Stays...♫♫♫

Friday, January 6, 2017

Kevin McCabe (Motor Car Ep)

Kevin McCabe is a New Jersey singer/songwriter and producer. He composed for and played multiple instruments in a 70's rock outfit called Airborne. This Ep appears to be a solo release, as I see no additional credits on the record. I found another full length solo release called "Fearless", from 2007. If interested, you can purchase it here.

Rockbeat Records 1980

1. Motor Car
2. The Good's Gone Bad
3. Union Station
4. You're Too Much

♫♫♫...Let's Get Together And Make Some Noise...♫♫♫

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Cybermen (The Cybermen Ep)

a repost by request, originally posted 2-25-09, new rips and scans.
The Cybermen were a three-piece from Accrington, Lancashire. They formed early in 1977 from the ashes of a R& B/Pub Rock band named EsaxLucius. The Cybermen’s line-up featured IanP. Dixon (b/v) and Roger Entwistle (gtr/v)plus an unknown drummer who left for Norway in the first weeks of 1978 to be replaced by Paul Milek (aka Kid Slick), formerly of Schoolgirl Bitch. Recorded at Cambridge’s Spaceward Studios on March 28, 1978, and released on their own label, Rockaway Records, in mid-June in an edition of 1,000 copies (with a further batch of 500 copies following a few months later).

Rockaway Records 1978

1. Cybernetic Surgery
2. Where's The New Wave ?
3. Hanging Around
4. I can't Help It

♫♫♫...I Won't Do What I Am Told...♫♫♫

The Shake Shakes (You Can Run Single)

A repost, by request, originally posted 11-3-10, new rips and scans.
The Shake Shakes appear to have been from California. They released a second single titled Don't worry 'bout The Night / Fools don't mind, before disappearing into Powerpop obscurity.  Richard Snyder went on to play with Captain Beefhearts Band. If you look in the comments someone was nice enough to leave some info on the band.

Line Up-

Mario Rojas - Guitar, Vocals
Gary Riley - Guitar, Vocals
Richard Snyder - Bass
Pierre Dupuy - Drums
David Musick - Guitar, Organ,Vocals

Notown Records 1979

1. You Can Run
2. Who's Got My Baby

♫♫♫...You Can't Hide Your Tears...♫♫♫

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Jags (Woman's World Single)

A repost, by request, originally posted 12-21-10, New Rips and Scans.

Read more: http://shotgunsolution.blogspot.com/#ixzz4Uqv4hUfY
A repost, by request, originally posted 2-7-10, new rips and scans.
   I think I've probably owned every Jags record, at one time or another; this one being my favorite of the bunch. Most of their records are pretty easy to find and inexpensive, so if you like this, you shouldn't have much trouble finding it.
   The Jags were a Yorkshire based four piece that formed in 1978. In July of that year, they signed to Island Records and before disbanding sometime around 1982; they released an Ep, a couple Lp's and a maybe a half a dozen singles.

Line Up -

Nick Watkinson - Vocals
John Alder - Guitar
Steve Prudence - Bass
Alex Baird - Drums

Island Records 1980

1. Womans World
2. Dumb Blonde

♫♫♫...I Can't Be Sad If Your Upset...♫♫♫

Spasms (It Never Happens Like It Does On The Telly Single)

A repost, by request, originally posted 12-21-10, New Rips and Scans.
   The Spasms were a four piece from Chesterfield England. I think this may have been their only single, and according to this Boredteenagers page, there were only 500 pressed. I also found this Myspace page.

Line Up -

Pete Monk - Guitar
Glen Broadhurst - Vocals and Guitar
John Baines - Bass
Brian Slater - Drums

Ellie Jay Records 1980

1. It Never Happens Like It Does On The Telly
2. Monday Morning

♫♫♫...My Life Is Just To Real For Me...♫♫♫

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Speedies (Let Me Take Your Foto and Something On My Mind Singles)

A re-post, by request, originally posted separately on 6-17-09 and 5-10-10. New rips and scans enjoy!
The Speedies were one of the more popular bands of the late 1970's NYC, Max's Kansas City/ C.B.G.B's Club Scene, despite the fact that 3 of the 5 members were still in High School at the time. At the height of their popularity, Allen, the drummer, was 15, Greg and Eric, the 2 guitar players were 16, John Marino was 20 and John Carlucci, 21. They broke the House attendance records at Max's Kansas City by selling out 4 shows in one weekend. The Speedies opened for many of the biggest Punk/Power Pop bands of the era, including The Jam, The Undertones, The Gang of Four, Ultravox, The Members, The David Johanson Group,The Plimsouls, The Rezillos, and the Tourists.They released 2 super catchy singles, the first, "Let Me Take your Foto" b/w "No Substitute", was produced by the late Joel Webber, (the founder of the New Music Seminar) and recorded at Skyline studios in NYC. The second,"Something on My Mind" b/w "Time", was produce by Clem Burke of Blondie, and recorded at Jimi Hendrix' Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village. Here's The Speedies Myspace page.

Line Up -

John Marino - Lead Vocals
Eric Hoffert - Lead Guitar
John Carlucci - Bass, Vocals
Greg Crewdson - Guitar
Allen Hurkin - Drums

Golden Disc Records 1979

1. Let Me Take Your Foto
2. No Substitute

♫♫♫...I Just Might Get Annoyed...♫♫♫



Speedy Delivery Music 1981

1. Something On My Mind
2. Time



♫♫♫...Another Teenage Disappointment...♫♫♫




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

   To those of you who follow this blog; me apologizing for long hiatuses, has become somewhat of a regular occurrence over the last few years. So once again I must apologize for my latest one. I thought of closing down the blog at one point but old habits die hard, lol.. So,   one of my many New Years resolutions this year, is to re-commit myself. I'm hoping to have more time to start posting more regularly. I'll try to re-post your request's and hopefully get some new records up soon. I hope all of you had a Nice Christmas and I hope you all have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, 2017!

Keep On Rockin'!
Frank