Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Demons (Action By Example Single)

a re-post by request, new link, rip and pics, originally posted 3-27-10.
The Demons were a London based band, originally called Demon Preacher, who formed sometime around 1975. They released two singles; The Royal Northern E.P. on Illegal Records and Little Miss Perfect, on Small Wonder Records, both from 1978. The band endured numerous line up changes. For a brief time they shortened their name to the Demons, and released this single on their own Crypt Music label. After this, they changed their name back to Demon Preacher and broke up. The line up for this record was: Nik-E-Wade (vocals), Jim Bryson (guitar), Dave Shark (guitar), Stevie Vincent (bass), and Kim Barti (drums). Nick Wade went on to form Alien Sex Fiend, and the flip side of this single ended up on their first LP.


Crypt Music 1980

1. Action By Example
2. Wish I Woz A Dog

♫♫♫...All I Want Is Action...♫♫♫

The Crows (Don't Play Around Single)

a re-post by request, new link, originally posted 8-29-11.
I just picked this record up recently; and I've been listening to it quite a bit.The Crows were a four piece out of Belgium. I can't find any info on the these guys; and unfortunately the record yields little. "Don't Play Around", pretty much instantly stuck in my head. Oh well, I'd like to know more about The Crows; if anyone would like to share some info.

Mike "Zip Wookee - Vocals
Skai - Guitars
Caine - Bass
Toche - Drums

LBO 106 1980

1. Don't Play Around
2. Irina

♫♫♫...My Head Is Aching More And More...♫♫♫

Sunday, August 19, 2018


a re-post by request, new link, originally posted 11-01-08.
   The Crimson Shadows were a great primitive sounding garage band from Sweden. They started sometime around 1984 . Most of their records are fairly pricey these days. I think this is their complete studio recordings.

Inbetweens Records 2000

A Taste Of The Prisoners

 a re-post by request, new download links, originally posted 11-19-12.
   Since I've had numerous requests for Prisoners re post's, I'm doing away with my three earlier post's and combine them into one. Basically, I recorded a bunch of my favorite tracks from various releases, all ripped from good old vinyl, except a couple from "In From The Cold", and a bonus track from the CD version of A Taste Of Pink". My copy of "A Taste Of Pink" is on pink vinyl, and although it looks mint, it has a little snap crackle to it; oh well, it adds to the charm. I added a couple of tunes from the awesome Prime Movers Lp as well. It's a large file so I had to break it into two parts, I also added the cover scans to the downloads as well, "Enjoy"
      The Prisoners were a three piece from the Medway region of southern England that formed in 1980.They took the name from fellow Medway band the Vapours first single 'Prisoners'. The original line up consisted of 16 years old's, Graham Day (guitar, vocals), Allan Crockford (bass) and Johnny Symons (drums). Bruce Brand from the Milkshakes was with the group briefly as a second Guitarist, but it wasn't until 1982 when James Taylor (Organ) was added to the line up when they officially became a four piece. In all The Prisoners released at least four full lengths, four singles, and contributed numerous compilation tracks before calling it a day sometime around 1986. Besides the Prime Movers a few other post Prisoners related bands include: Planet, The Solarflares, Graham Day and the Gaolers, Gift Horses, Thee Mighty Caesars, The Buff Medways, Galileo 7, The Stabilisers and The James Taylor Quartet.If you would like to read more about the band's here's a few links to get you started.

The Prisoners Wikipedia, The Prisoners Myspace, All MusicGraham Day and the Gaolers Myspace, The James Taylor Quartet Official Page, Galilio 7.FourFour.Com

♪♪♪ Taste Of The Prisoners Pt 1 ♪♪♪
♪♪♪ Taste Of The Prisoners Pt 2 ♪♪♪

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Ecstatics (Sound Of Breaking Glass Single)

   I hope all of you had a great holiday and I wish you all a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous, 2018!
   I found very little info online about The Ecstatics but judging from where this was recorded, I'm guessing they were a New York area band?
   Breaking glass is a solid Powerpop tune with vocal stylings reminiscent of Peter Perrett, of the Only Ones.

Line Up

Mark Strife - Vocals, Keys
John Ian tense - Guitar
Spike - Bass
Mike Burke - Drums

M.S.I. Records 1981

1. Breaking Glass
2. Body Shake

♫♫♫...She Dazzled Me...♫♫♫

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Windows (Don't Hang Up Single)

The Windows were a Tennessee four piece that formed in 1980. They released this single and a full length titled "Runnin' Alone" in 1987. Despite opening for the likes of: Peter Frampton, Hall and Oates and Jefferson Starship; The Windows never broke through nationally and eventually called it quits in the mid 90's. If you would like to read more about the band, I found THIS website you can check out.

Line Up-

Larry Brewer - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Paul Cooper – Drums
Paul Doege - Bass, Vocals
Lowell Wiley - Guitar

Self Released 1982

1. Don't Hang Up
2. My Dear

♫♫♫...don't keep me hangin' on...♫♫♫

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Verdix (Lookin' Around Single)

The Verdix were from Calgary Canada's first Punk wave. This excellent single was the bands only record. Sadly, Singer/Guitarist Mick Joy, passed away in 2007. I wasn't able to find any other information on them.

Aura Records 1981

1. Lookin' Around
2. Media

♫♫♫...They're Doin' It To You...♫♫♫

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Propellors (Tell Me That Single)

The Propellors were a Forest Hills, Queens based four piece. I found an appearance from 1980 on The Uncle Floyd show; you can check it out Here. They show a picture sleeve for this single but Jimmy McElligott informed me, it was a mock sleeve that never went to print.

Line Up:

Jimmy McElligott - Vocals, Guitar
Tommy McElligott - Bass, Vocals
Jimmy Santoro - Guitar
Artie McKeehan - Drums

Esquire Records 1980

1. Tell Me That
2. Just A Fool In Love

♫♫♫...My Doctor Thinks I'm Crazy...♫♫♫

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sorry for my long absence.

   Man, I can't believe it's been four months since my last post. So much for being more active this year, I've had a extremely trying, busy, last four months. For starters, I sold my house. I spent allot of time and money, getting it ready to sell. Unfortunately, the drainage field of my septic system failed during inspections; causing me to have to hook the home up to the sewer, to sell it. In the end, it cost me 20,000 dollars.
   I found a new home but unfortunately I got caught in the middle of a nasty divorce. I'm not going into everything I went through but buying my new home turned into quite an ordeal. Since then, I've been spending all of my time and money, working on my new home. It's taken me this long to have a little free time. Although I still have much to do; my intentions are to get the blog going again. Bare with me a little while longer. It will be worth the wait. I still have piles of great records to post. By the way....Moving my record collection, really Sucked!!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Aristocrats ( My Date Single)

Here's a cool slab of Keyboard driven Powerpop for ya. Catchy tunes, great harmonies and snappy drum work, make this platter a must. Not much about the band except they were
from Harrisburg, Pa. Definitely looks like a self released effort. Band members listed are: Jay Spiegel, Ray Burkett and Joe Trojcak.

Aristo-Music 1981

1. My Date
2. I Want To Be A Landlord

♫♫♫...You're own little castles...♫♫♫

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Resistors - (e.p. for Jeanie)

Keeping with the Irish theme..
   The Resistors were a Dublin Ireland outfit, that formed in 78. They released a song titled, "Service with a smile" on a Kick Records sampler titled, "Just for Kicks, (you can hear it here) and this self released e.p.; before disbanding in 1981. Paul O'Reilly and Tim McStay continued writing songs, signed to Scoff records and release a single titled, "That's it", backed with, "Steal my love" in 1983. Shortly after they called it a day.

Line up -

Peter McEvoy - Vocals
Paul O'Reilly - Guitar
Tim McStay - Keyboards
Valentine - Bass
Brian Curran - Drums

Break Records 1980

1. Jeanie
2. Takeaway Love
3. End Of The Line

♫♫♫...Did you think it would be so easy...♫♫♫

The Moondogs (Imposter Single)

a repost, by request, originally posted 11-30-10, new rips and scans, Enjoy!

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a repost, by request, originally posted 5-9-10, new rips and scans, Enjoy!
   The Moondogs are a Irish three piece that formed in 1978. They released four singles, this being the fourth and two Lp's. The first Lp, "That’s What Friends are For" was produced by Todd Rundgren, and was released in 1981 on Sire Records,(Germany only). A few months later The Moondogs hung it up. Around 2000 the band reformed and in 2003 released their second lp "Red Fish". The same year, Detour Records released a disk of their John Peel sessions, which I believe is out of print. All of their records are great and worth owning. If your interested in reading more about the band; they have a web site you can find HERE .
Line up -

Gerry McCandless - Guitar, Vocals
Jackie Hamilton - Bass, Vocals
Austin Barrett - Drums

Real Records 1981

1. Imposter
2. Baby Snatcher

♫♫♫...who's the intruder...♫♫♫

The Lookalikes (Can I Take You Home Tonight ? Single)

a repost by request, originally posted 1/24/09, new rips and scans.

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a repost by request, originally posted 1/24/09, new rips and scans.

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a repost by request, originally posted 1/24/09, new rips and scans.

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a repost by request, originally posted 1/24/09, new rips and scans.

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a repost, by request, originally posted 11-30-10, new rips and scans, Enjoy!
The Lookalikes were a popular four piece from Dublin Ireland, that I'm pretty sure were around from the late 70's, through the early 80's. In all they released, three singles, and one full length.

Line up -

Sean O'Connor - Guitar and Vocals
Eamonn Doyle - Bass
Mike Mesbur - Drums
Peter Keenan - Keyboard

Riva Records 1980

1. Can I Take You Home Tonight ?
2. Radio
3. Don't Cry For Me

♫♫♫...I'll be ever so polite...♫♫♫

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Last Shot (Cry Sister Cry Single)

Here's another catchy, fairly unknown single. Both tunes were written by William Sandwick. I couldn't find anything else, so unless any of you can fill in the blanks, I guess this mystery will remain. I found a live version of Cry Sister Cry, you can Check Out.

LMA Records - 1980

1. Cry Sister Cry
2. Nearly Had A Heart Break

♫♫♫...Let Emotions Fly...♫♫♫

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Zox (Strange Love Single)

Here's a catchy, mostly unknown two sider for ya. There's virtually no information on the Net regarding this band. Most of the copies I've seen have an Englishtown, NJ address written on the label. The credits list : Holland, Danger, Gunn; produced by Mike Holland. Seems fairly likely this was a DIY effort from Jersey but I'm just guessing, anybody?

Pyramis Records 1979

1. Strange Love
2. Star

♫♫♫...I Wanna Make You Feel Alright...♫♫♫

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Acme Attractions (Anyway Single)

Acme Attractions were a four piece from Lewsey Farm, Luton,  UK. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much else about them. I read 500 copies of this single exist? They released a second single under, Bonnie Parker & Acme Attractions, on Orchid Records, in 1981. They may have changed their name to The English Dream. 

Line Up -

Jim Nagle - Vocals
Geoff Lidyard - Guitar, Vocals
Ivor Brimble - Drums
Dave Adam - Bass

A-Trax Records 1980

1. Anyway
2. Never Again

♫♫♫...My Girl Says I'm Going Mad...♫♫♫

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Mix (Break Up Shake Up EP)

a repost by request, originally posted 1/24/09, new rips and scans.
The Mix were a three piece from Nanaimo, B.C.; that were around from the mid to late 80's. I can't find any other releases for the band but A Few You Tube Videos show the mix playing more polished material, live and in the studio, so they may have released something else. Sadly, one of the videos mention that Gerrit Swart, may have passed away.

Line Up -

Gerrit Swart - Bass, Vocals
Lee Worden - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Phil Wipper - Drums, Vocals

Zoinks Records 1985

1. Maybe (Face To The Wall)
2. 3 Acts Of Love
3. Look To The Other Side
4. Break Up/Shake Up

♫♫♫...Starring Through A Dirty Window...♫♫♫

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.

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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...♫♫♫