Sunday, April 24, 2011

Strate A's (Killing My Love Single)

I've seen this record a few times over the years, but had never heard it. I just recently felt compelled to pick one up, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. Side one is so, so but the flip, All Of Your Love, is a catchy little Powerpop Gem; that makes this a must. I'm pretty sure the State A's were from upstate NY; funny thing is, this single was recorded in a small town a few miles up the road from me, called Saylorsburg, PA. I couldn't find much in the way of info, if anyone would like to fill in the blanks please feel free. I did find THIS site, that has a Bio, as well as a few releases from Will Hoppey, (Guitar, and Vocals) for sale. Other band members were: Robert Eurich, (Guitar, and Vocals) Shawn Cronin, (Bass, and Vocals) and Dan Delp (Drums).

Pop Quiz Records 1985

1. Killing My Love
2. All Of Your Love


Friday, April 22, 2011

Apartment (The Car Single)

Here's another great moody punk record; if you like it, this ones much easier to find though. Apartment were from Bristol; they originally formed in 1978, as a three piece, but added Steve Street of the Europeans on bass, sometime after this (their only single) was released. Apartment also had a track on the classic Bristol comp, "Avon Calling" that I included with the download for you. Due to the lack of a record deal, the band split in 1980. Years later, other recordings showed up on Comps such as: "Western Stars", The Reissue of "Avon Calling", and "Avon Calling 2".If you would like to read more about Apartment, Here's a couple of sites to check out.

Heartbeat Records 1980

1.The Car
3.The Alternative


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Trax (Home E.P.)

Here's a great dark sounding Synth Punk Record. Trax were a five piece from Dunfermline, Scotland. They formed in 1978, calling themselves Straits; but changed their name to Trax due to a conflict of name with a band from York. I found THIS cool website where you can read about Trax in detail, as well as other bands who played the Kinema Ballroom. According to the page, Trax had written 40 songs, but it looks as though this self released effort was their only record; sometime in 1980 they called it quits. Band Members were: Willie Adamson, (Vocals) Derek Armstrong, (Bass, and Vocals) Nobby Martin, (Keyboards) Dougie Ross, (Guitar) and Tony Taylor (Drums).

Lonely Records 1979

1. Home
2. Losing Out
3. Late Night Call Out


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Scarlet Party (101-Dam-Nations Single)

Scarlet Party formed in Essex, England, in the early 1980s as a three piece. The original lineup was: Graham Dye,(Vocals, and Guitar) Steven Dye, (Bass, and Vocals) and Sean Heaphy (Drums). Eventually a fourth member, Mark Gilmour, joined on lead Guitar. In all the band released two singles, this being the first. An Lp was recorded, but was never officially released. Lineup changes, and being disheartened with EMI, led to The Scarlet Parties end in 1985.Here's a link for Their Website.

Parlophone Records 1982

1. 101-Dam-Nations
2. What Is This Thing


Monday, April 4, 2011

Bloom (Don't Break This Heart Single)

Here's a catchy, Beatlesque Pop record for ya. Bloom were Dutch; and the records from 1976. Outside of that, I haven't a clue, enjoy.

Philips Records 1976

1. Don't Break This Heart
2. Can I Get You For The Night


Sunday, April 3, 2011

454 (OK Let's Rock Single)

Named after the Palisades telephone prefix, 454 were a great three piece from Pacific Palisades, California. They were around from 1978 to 1981; and during that time, they released this, their only single. Band members were: Peter Burg,(Vocals, and Guitar) Chris Judge,(Vocals, and Bass) and Larry Goldberg,(Vocals, and Drums). I found THIS PAGE , from Peter Burg, that has detailed band information, as well as Links to new music he has for sale.

Rave Records 1980

1. OK Let's Rock
2. Can't Keep Away


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tot Rocket And The Twins (Reduced Single)

Here's the first great single from Tot Rocket And The Twins. There's a line on the flip side, "Fun Fades Fast In The USA, Policing The World, While Our Cities Decay" (Pretty Relevant These Days For Sure!) Anyway, If you would like to know more about the band, or check out another one of their records, I posted their Security Risk Single, a few years back.

Whiplash Records 1980

1. Reduced
2. Fun Fades Fast In The USA