Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Playboys (Nightbus Single)

The Playboys were a UK four piece, (London area maybe?) and it appears that this was their only record. Nightbus is a reggae number, while the flip, (my fav of the two) is a pretty rockin' Powerpop tune.

Line Up -

Mark Leigh-Davis - Bass, Vocals
Rod Rafter - Drums
Jim Gleeson - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Paul Mogg - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Smash Hit Records 1979

1. Nightbus
2. I'm In A movie

♫♫♫...You Can Pull Your Gun...♫♫♫

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Radio Ghosts (Say Hello To The World Of Love EP)

The Radio Ghosts were a Scottish four piece that were around in the early eighties. I can't find much else about them except in 1982 they also released a mini LP titled "Handfuls Of Everything" that I've never heard. I like this record, especially the great Bass lines and choppy, jangly Guitar work on Author.

Line Up -

Martin Cotter - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Iain Bain - Guitar
Paul Quinn - Bass, Vocals
Craig Lesley - Drums

Static Records 1980

1. Author
2. Actor
3. My Room

♫♫♫...I Am Your Creator...♫♫♫

The Wimps (Hamburger Radio EP)

Reposted per request, New rips and scans, originally posted 6/21/09
  The Wimps were a London based Powerpop outfit that existed from '77 to '80. They were a bunch of 17 year old schoolboys. They made two records, the Hamburger Radio e.p. and a single called "At the Discoteque.

Sniff Records 1979

1. Caroline
2. Hamburger Radio
3. New Girl At School
4. Modern Girl

♫♫♫...No Music In Your Eyes...♫♫♫

Bad Brains (Pay To Cum Single)

Reposted by request, new rips and scans, originally posted 1/12/09.
 This is an Essential early hardcore record from 1980 . If you follow this music I shouldn't have to tell you how great this is . Bad Brains was first founded as a jazz-fusion ensemble called Mind Power (1975), with singer Sid McCray, in the mold of bands such as Chick Corea's Return to Forever and John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 1977, McCray introduced the rest of the band, who were already interested in bands such as Black Sabbath, to punk rock, including the Dickies, the Dead Boys, and the Sex Pistols. Mind Power became obsessed with punk rock and changed their name to "Bad Brains", after the Ramones song "Bad Brain" but with the word "bad" in the sense of "powerful". Despite their burgeoning punk sound, the early Bad Brains also delved deep into reggae music. McCray left in the early days of the group's hardcore-punk era, and guitarist H.R. became the band's singer. In 1979, Bad Brains found themselves the subject of an unofficial ban among many Washington D.C. area clubs and performance venues (later addressed in their song, "Banned in D.C."). The band subsequently relocated to New York City.
Bad Brains broke up and reformed several times over the years, sometimes with different singers and/or drummers. The band's classic and current lineup is singer H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer, and drummer Earl Hudson, H.R.'s younger brother.

REFERENCES - Wikipedia - Myspace - Bad Brains.Com

Bad Brain Records 1980

1. Pay To Cum
2. Stay Close To Me

♫♫♫...With Just Our Minds...♫♫♫

D.O.A (Disco Sucks EP)

Reposted per request, new rips and scans, originally posted 12/22/08.
  What can you say about these guys... D.O.A. were one of the most influential Punk bands to come out of the early Canadian punk scene; I'm a huge fan. D.O.A were a Vancouver area three piece; that formed in 1978, from the ashes of the Skulls. If they're still around, (and I'm assuming they still are) they've spanned over 36 years, countless releases and lineups. If your interested in reading about the band, here's their Wikipedia Page.

Line Up

Joe Shithead - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Randy Rampage - Bass, Vocals
Chuck Biscuits - Drums, Vocals

Quintessence Productions 1979

1. Royal Police
2. Woke Up Screaming
3. Disco Sucks
4. Nazi Training Camp

♫♫♫...Stompin Around...♫♫♫