Monday, August 30, 2010

Saucers (What We Do Single)

The Saucers were a New Haven Connecticut four piece, founded by Craig Bell. He had moved there from the Cleveland area, where he was in bands such as The Mirrors, and Rocket From the Tombs. (I found THIS ! site that has allot of great PreSaucers info). Muckraker was a RFTT'S song that was written by craig when he was with The Mirrors. In August of 1975, Rocket From the Tombs split in two. David Thomas and Peter Laughner formed Pere Ubu, and Gene O’Connor and original Rockets drummer John Madansky started Frankenstein, who would eventually become The Dead Boys. Craig was asked to join both bands, but declined.
In 1976, he moved to New Haven, and through a series of personal ads started The Saucers in 1977. The band consisted of Bell, (bass guitar and vocals), Mark Mulcahy, (drums and vocals later of Miracle Legion), Malcolm Doak, (keyboards), and Malcolm Marsden, (guitar and vocals). The Saucers went through a couple of line up changes, released two singles, (this being the first) and by 1980, or 81, called it quits. You can purchase all of the Saucers recordings on one disc titled "What We Did", for $11.00, buy it HERE .
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Orange Recording 1979
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1. What We Do
2. I Didn't Get It
3. Muckraker
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***DOWNLOAD***

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Myron Skau (Too Many Movies Single)

Myron Skau were a three piece, from (I'm going to assume) the New England area. Unfortunately, as is the case with allot of bands, little or no info is to be found. Both songs are good, but my favorite of the two is definitely the flip side. Band members were; Gilbert Prescott, (Skins) Johne Maul, (Simulated Ivory Tickler) and Kevin Donovan (Vocals, and Strings).
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Destiny Records 1985
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1. Too Many Movies
2. Ritzi Anna
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***DOWNLOAD***

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Boxboys (American Masquerade Single)

The Boxboys Formed in Los Angeles,around 1978. They're credited as being one of the areas earliest Ska bands. Band members were; Betsy Wiess,(vocals) David Loren Burg,(guitar, keyboards, saxophone) Larry Monroe Monroe,(guitar)Scott Ska Sigman,(keys)Ivan Wong, Jr.,(bass)and Greg Sowders(drums).They recorded two singles, this was their first. Their second Skaletons in the Closet also featuring Betsy on vocals, however when it was released, she had just left the band. After leaving the Boxboys Betsy went on to front the 80's Metal band Bitch.The Boxboys replaced Betsy with a new singer named Lisa Bosch, however shortly after, the band soon came to an end. Here's A Myspace to check out.
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Zone-H Records 1980
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1. American Masquerade
2. Come See About Me
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***DOWNLOAD***

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Action (She's Got My Heart Single)

The Action were a three piece, from the Stow, Akron, Ohio area. They formed sometime around 1977, and self released three singles, this being their third . They're all worth owning, but this, and Radio Music, are definitely my favorites. By 1983 they decided to call it quits. Both of these songs are absolute classics. Band members were; Michael Purkhiser, (Guitar, and Vocals) Brian Scherer, (drums) replaced by Cliff Bryant, (Drums on this and the Radio Music single at least) and Brent Warren (Bass, and Vocals). Michael Purkhiser, repairs, and builds amps, specializing in tube amps, here's his Myspace , and his Website.
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Radiogram Records 1982
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1. She's Got My Heart
2. Till I See You Again
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***DOWNLOAD***

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pushups (Empty Faces Single)

Pushups were a four piece San Fransisco band. This was their only record, which they released themselves in 1979. Empty Faces kind of has a Gary Numan feel to it, while Global Corporation, (my favorite of the two) is more pumped up, sort of reminding me of a New wave sounding Generation X, or even The Headaches. I'm rambling because as usual, there's very little band info out there. I did however find THIS PAGE, which was written by Larry Livermore, who's co founder of Lookout Records amongst other things. He posted Pushups demos there for your listening pleasure.

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Pop Up Discs 1979
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1. Empty Faces
2. Global Corporation
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***DOWNLOAD***

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Marigolds (I've Had Enough EP)

The Marigolds were from Perth Australia. They formed in 1985, and put out two singles, this being their first.. The band endured multiple lineup changes before eventually calling it quits in 1987. They reformed in 1989, and released their lone full length titled "Wild". You can find a more detailed band bio HERE !
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Cherrytop Records 1985
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1. I've Had Enough
2. Feel Of You
3. Sticks And Stones
4. Let Me Guess
5. Girlfriend
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***DOWNLOAD***

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mixed Up Files

It's been brought to my attention that a few of my music files were mixed up. It must have happened when I transferred from Mediafire. Anyway, I fixed four so far, if you come across any please feel free to email me, and let me know.
Thanks,
Frank

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Reactions

I was hoping I could find more info on these guys, what else is new. Most sites having anything on The Reactions, have them originating from Ft. Lauderdale, but everything I've read points a little further south to Miami Beach.
They formed around 1979, and released two gems on (I assume) their own Reaction Records Label.
The band broke up shortly after their second release, The Love You E.P., singer Tony Supa left the band to take over his families business.
If anyone would like to add to this, or correct me, please feel free. One of the main reasons I do this, is to learn about my favorite records, I like being corrected.
I found a pretty cool Utube interview with Joey Maya, and Issac Baruch you can check out HERE . I decided to list both of these classics together, enjoy! The Band was; Tony Suppa, (Vocals) Issac Baruch, (Guitar) Johnny Salton, (Bass) and Joey Maya (drums).
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Official Release EP Reaction Records 1980
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1. Tonight
2. Marianne
3. In Society
4. It's Our Turn Now
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***DOWNLOAD***
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Love You EP Reaction Records 1981
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1. Nights On End
2. Marianne
3. I Can't Help It
4. Rebel Rousers
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***DOWNLOAD***

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Flashcubes (Wait Till Next Week Single)

The Flashcubes were a Syracuse, N.Y. four piece who formed around 1977. Band members are guitarists Paul Armstrong and Arty Lenin, bassist Gary Frenay and drummer Tommy Allen. This is the second of two singles on the bands own Northside Records. I considered posting both of them, but I think this one is the better of the two, so I decided to just stick with this one. Unfortunately, my copy isn't in the best condition, but I've been listening to it allot lately, and thought it would be a good one to post. By 1980 The Flashcubes called it quits.
The band reunited in 1993,and released an lp titled Bright Lights which was a mix of old and new material. As recently as 2002 they released another disc titled Brilliant, and did some touring. I'm not sure if they're still going , or not, but you can check them out HERE .
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Northside Records 1979
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1. Wait Till Next Week
2. Radio
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***DOWNLOAD***