Monday, June 22, 2015

The F Models (God Fearing Man)

The F Models were a four piece from Akron, Ohio; that were around in the early Eighties. Besides this record, they release one earlier single titled "Nobody Loves Me bw Russia Rocks" and had a track on the t.m.i. 015 compilation. The comp track is a primitive version of "It's Not Right", which I included with the download. Although the single version has better production; I'm not in love with the echo on the vocals. I think I prefer the comp version, it's raw and in your face. Sadly, Ig Nition passed away; here's a memorial page you can check out.

Line Up -

Ig Nition - Vocal, Guitars
Bill Terrell - Guitars
Fender - Bass Guitar
Steve McKee - Drums

t.m.i. Products 1982

1. God Fearing Man
2. It's Not Right
3. It's Not Right (t.m.i. 015 compilation version)

♫♫♫...No one Likes My Haircut...♫♫♫

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Proles / The Condemned (Rock Against Racism Split Single)

Here's a split single from a couple of UK bands on the Rock Against Racism Label. The Proles were a four piece from FenceHouses, Houghton Le Spring. They released another single on Small Wonder Records, that you can find Here . More recently, they released a couple of best of's on Overground Records and Grand Theft Audio Records. The Condemned were from the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne area. I read on You Tube, they were 15 years old. I wasn't able to find anything else about them.

Line Ups -

The Proles

John Black - Vocals, Bass
Peter Short - Guitar
Kevin Willis - Guitar
Kevin Wilson - Drums

The Condemned

Dave Demise - Vocals, Guitar
Vic Saville - Guitar
Tess Sewell - Bass
Mark Saville - Drums

Rock Against Racism 1979

♫♫♫...There's A Voice In My Head...♫♫♫

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Youth Brigade (Sound And Fury, original version)

A repost, by request. Originally posted 11/16/08. New rip and scans, Enjoy!
Although this record is looked down on by some, I prefer it. I really like the in your face vocals , and a few of the tunes, that didn't make the cut like alienated make this a must.
   Youth Brigade was formed in 1980, in Los Angeles amid the explosion of the Southern California punk scene by brothers Shawn, Mark, and Adam Stern. Shawn and Mark formed the Better Youth Organization in '79. They started off promoting shows, as they ran the infamous Godzilla's nightclub in 1981. They also started BYO Records in 1982, which has released 102 records to date.Youth Brigade played their first gig as a 3 piece(the bands first year of existence was as a 6 piece!) on New Year’s Eve ‘81/’82 at Godzilla’s. They were part of the big BYO extravaganza, “Youth Movement’82” at the Hollywood Palladium, where 3500 people showed up for an all L.A. bill in early February. Then they recorded 3 tracks for the first BYO record release, “Someone Got Their Head Kicked In”, and took off in their big yellow school bus on their first North American tour during summer of ‘82. 60 hours were documented on video tape to become the movie, "Another State of Mind"). After about 30 shows and several breakdowns (all documented on film!) they returned home to record their debut LP “Sound and Fury” (A premature version was rushed together before the tour but pressing was stopped at 800 copies as the band was not satisfied with the quality of the material or production.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Limit (Please Please Me Single)

The Limit formed in 1977, originally as The Freebies. I'm assuming they were from London? Just prior to the release of this single; they changed their name to The Limit. Unfortunately, it didn't sell very well and it looks as though the band parted ways by 1979. Dan Perdicou, (Guitar) later spent time in The Dark and Ray Burmiston, (Vocals) in The Passion Puppets. Ray is currently a Photographer, you can check him out HERE. I couldn't find any mention of the other band members ?

Private Stock Records 1978

1. Please Please Me
2. My World At Night

♫♫♫...Ain't so tough after all...♫♫♫

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Positive Signals / The Strand - Split Single

 Here's a nice split single featuring two Westminster (London) based bands. All four songs are solid but the standout in my opinion is definitely, "Only for a day", from Positive signals. If I didn't know better, I would guess it's an old Buzzcocks demo with Steve Diggle on vocals. I mean that as a compliment as I love the Buzzcocks; definitely catchy stuff. Ashton Liburd and Tony Doyle also played in Exposure and Two tribes. I couldn't really find anything on The Strand.

Positive Signals

Ashton Liburd - Vocals, Bass
Tony Doyle - Guitar, Vocals
Ian Greaves - Drums, Vocals
Chris Withers Green - Guitar

1. Media Man
2. Only For A day

The Strand

Gary Knight - Vocals, Guitar
Perry Harris - Guitar, Vocals
Dennis Stewart - Drums, Vocals
Nicky Portch - Bass

3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
4. Changing World

♫♫♫...I Can't Go Out?...♫♫♫

Friday, June 5, 2015

Visions (Something Like This Single)

   This one's a  mystery to me. Other than a Ebay listing claiming it to be from the Midwest; all clues on the record go nowhere. Oh well, maybe someday, someone will weigh in with some info. The A side, "Something Like This" has a dark Powerpop vibe to it; while the flip is a bit more Country flavored.

Hot Rod Records 1983

1. Something Like This
2. Laweego

♫♫♫...You Want It So Bad...♫♫♫ 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Clones (Tired Of Hiding Single)

A repost, originally posted 5/27/10. New rips and scans, Enjoy!
  The Clones were a New South Wales Australian band, who formed in 1978.They became popular, playing around Sydney, and released One single in 1980, on RCA records. It hit #87 on the national charts, and sold around 2000 copies. By late 1980 due to many of the usual reasons, The Clones called it a day. Their last ever gig was at the Betsy nightclub in North Sydney. Members of The Clones went on to form Sydney bands, such as ;The Persuaders, The Reasons Why, and The Touched. Check out their OFFICIAL SITE , it goes into allot of detail on the history of the band.

RCA Records 1980

1. Tired Of Hiding
2. Happy I'm With Her

♫♫♫...I'd Do Almost Anything...♫♫♫

The Tools (Hard Wark Single)

A repost by request. Originally posted 9/24/08. New rips and scans, Enjoy!
The Tools were a San Francisco four piece that release three great singles and had a track on the San Francisco Underground comp.

Line up -

Michael Fox - Guitar, Backup Vocals
Lloyd Love - Bass, Backup Vocals
Greg Baker - Drums, Backup Vocals
Roxanne Whitely - Backup Vocals

Subterranean Records 1980

1. Hard Wark
2. The Road Forever

♫♫♫...I Don't Wanna Go To War...♫♫♫


A repost by request. Originally posted 12/9/08. New rips and scans, Enjoy!
   Boys Life were a Malden, Massachusetts four piece that formed around 1979. I read the average age of the band was 16 when they started. Their first EP was produced by Cars drummer, David Robinson. John's brother Dave (a graduate of Colby College and a former manager of a Strawberries Record Store) managed the act and wrote lyrics. The EP made the "Future's Jackpot" column in the well respected CMJ New Music Report. The act opened for friends, The Jam, at the Ritz, The Channel and The Orpheum (5-21-82), as well as a famous jam session with Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton held at the tiny Underground nightclub.

Line up -

John Surette - Lead Vocals Organ, Guitar
Joe McCormack - Bass
Neal Sugarman - Saxophone
Robert Weiner - Drums, Vocals
   The Outlets attained success in the greater Boston music scene but failed to gain national attention. They are best known for the single "Knock Me Down", a regional hit. The band reunited in the late 1990s. and then again in 2005. Barton's son plays in the bands Call of Decency and Altitude Zero, bands which originated at the Fenn School.
Barton's brother, Rick went on to be a founding member of Dropkick Murphys, though he has subsequently left the group. He is currently on tour with his new band Everybody Out. Walter Gustafson's post-Outlets resume includes several tours drumming for Gang Green as well as stints with The Freeze and Nervous Eaters. Barton boys' cousin, Somerville, MA guitarist/songwriter Bill Trudell cowrote many Outlets songs and helped define The Outlets' early sound. Trudell released a collection of songs entitled Pleasure Package in June 2008.

Line up -

David Alex Barton - Vocals, Guitar
Rick Barton - Guitar, vocals
Mike White - Bass, Vocals
Walter Gustafson - Drums

Modern Method Records 1980

1. Boys Life - Perfect Life
2. Boys Life - More Trouble For Modern Man
3. The Outlets - Knock Me Down
4. The Outlets - You Told Me

♫♫♫...She Thinks I'm A Jerk...♫♫♫

Abstracts (Take Me Away Single)

This is a repost by request. Originally posted 8/20/11. New rips and scans, enjoy!
Abstacts were a short lived New Jersey Five piece; that were around in the early Eighties. I Know the cover doesn't look like much; but don't be fooled, this is a N.J. Powerpop Classic! As is usually the case; with bands such as this, info is scarce. I'm pretty sure this was their only single; and it may have been self released, as I don't recall ever seeing anything else on this label.

Dave Biglin - Keyboards, and Vocals
Michael Liloia - Bass, and Vocals
Slim Hacker - Guitar
Joe "Loobie" Lewis - Guitar, and Lead Vocals
Joe Vangieri - Drums

Post Modernist Records 1981

1. Take Me Away
2. It's Me

♫♫♫...I Can Dance Better Than You...♫♫♫

The Limits (What You Do, I Get Excited)

This is a repost, by request. Originally posted 10/31/08. New rips and scans, enjoy!
The Limits, one of Eastern Pennsylvania's first garage/Brit influenced bands, sprang up in Allentown, Pa, in late 1964. The Lehigh Valley area was an amazing collective of musicians, teen clubs, radio DJ's, friends and fans. Along with The Limits, bands like Kings Ransom, Squires, Shillings, Uproar, and national hitmakers Jay & the Techniques all enjoyed varying success, regularly playing under 21 clubs such as The Purple Owl, The Mad Hatter, The Mod Mill, and King Arthur's Court. Fast forward to '79..years of music interspersed with life, meditation, medication, mediation, speculation...and the stirring of the sound known as THE LIMITS to reincarnate. Welcome Peter Smoyer and Hub Willson (of Shillings fame.) The band put out 4 lps and several singles and . They released a collection of their best recordings from 1979-88, entitled songs about girls, that you can download Here. Rick Levy (guitarist, vocals) has gone on to perform with Herman's Hermits, Tommy Roe, Jay & the Techniques, Freddy Cannon and other 60's legends...
Flying Governor Records 1982

1. What You Do (I Get Excited)
2. Run For You

♫♫♫...I Get Turned On...♫♫♫