Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The City Limits (Morse-Code Messages E.p)

I was introduced to this record a few years back by Bruce, who posted it on his excellent "My Life's A Jigsaw Blog. It became an instant favorite, from the moment I heard it and I've been trying to get a copy ever since. Unfortunately, it rarely shows up and when it has; my bankroll never seemed to coincide with it's appearance. Recently, the moon and the stars lined up and I was able to finally obtain a copy. To celebrate my acquisition, I've decided to post it here for you. If you've never heard this record, your in for a treat, Enjoy!
  The City Limits were a five piece from Leeds, England; that were around in the late 70's. Unfortunately, this was their sole release. If you would like to read more about the band, check out Bruce's great post's HERE. I've been told, this may soon to be reissued on the Sing Sing Label and Queen Mum Records, so keep a look out!!

Line Up -

Ted Waite - Vocals, Guitar
Anthony Pearl - Vocals, Guitar
Jonathan Beardsworth - Guitar
Paul Hartwoods - Bass
Colin McCaig - Drums

Luggage Label 1979

1. Morse-Code Messages
2. If I Had The Time
3. I Just Can't Say Goodbye !

♫♫♫...I Only Wanna Hold You...♫♫♫

Monday, February 22, 2016

Krypton Tunes (First Two Singles)

Krypton Tunes were a Four piece from Wales that released three singles between 1977 and 1979. I've included their first two, for your listening pleasure. The first single comes with a red label and a blank white label. I'm not sure how many were pressed but I have both versions. I must admit, I've never heard the last one. If any of you are willing to share it with me, I'd love to hear it. All four of these tracks are crudely recorded, 77 style Punk smashers; Love It ! I found a disk you can buy, that includes all three singles. Check it out HERE.

Line Up -

John Wadlow - Lead Vocal, Guitar
Dave Bass - Bass, Vocals
January - Guitar, Vocals
Bob Black - Drums, Vocals

Black And Red Records 1978

1. Behind Your Smile
2. Coming To See You

Lightning Records 1978

1. Limited Vision
2. (All In) Jail

♫♫♫...Your Life Is A Prison...♫♫♫

S.O.A (No Policy E.p)

a repost, by request, originally posted 11/18/09, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   State of Alert, fronted by Henry Garfield, who would later rise to fame as Henry Rollins formed in October 1980. They released this ten song 7" ep and contributed three songs to the compilation Flex Your Head, both on Dischord Records. The EP was financed by Henry since Dischord wanted to afford releasing the first Minor Threat 7" as well. S.O.A. played a total of 12 gigs in and around the eastern US, their first on December 6, 1980, in Washington, D.C., and their last on July 10, 1981, in Philadelphia. After S.O.A Rollins joined Black Flag and then founded Rollins Band .Guitarist Michael Hampton went on to form The Faith in 1981 with Alec MacKaye (brother of Ian MacKaye, later in Ignition) who joined on vocals and Ivor Hansen, S.O.A.'s final drummer. Later Hampton went on to Embrace with Ian MacKaye in 1985, and One Last Wish with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi, Rites of Spring) and Brendan Canty (Deadline, Fugazi, Rites of Spring). Bass player Wendel Blow went on to play in Iron Cross and Lethal Intent.

Line Up-

Henry Garfield - Vocals
Wendel Blow - Bass
Michael Hampton - Guitar
Simon Jacobsen - Drums

Dischord Records 1981
1. Lost In Space
2. Draw Blank
3. Girl Problems
4. Black Out
5. Gate Crashers
6. War Zone
7. Riot
8. Gang Fight
9. Public Defender
10.Gonna Have To Fight

The Nubs (Job Single)

 a repost, by request, originally posted 11/16/11, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Nubs were a three piece from San Francisco. As far as I know this was their only single. I found this page from a couple of years ago. At the time, they had reformed, been playing out, and released a CD, with this single, as well as a bunch of tracks that I think were recorded later. I've never heard the disc, and I'm not sure if it's still available, or even if The Nubs are still around or not. I know this one can be found other places on the net, but someday when it's time to put this blog to rest; It wouldn't be right to have not included this classic.

Line Up:

David Muniz - Drums, Vocals
Jim Stockford - Vocals, Bass
Steve Wellborn - Guitars

Businessman Records 1980

1. Job
2. Little Billy's Burning

♫♫♫...I Can't Get No Kicks...♫♫♫

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Keys (The Keys Album)

 a repost, by request, originally posted 8/20/09, new rips and scans.
   The Keys Album is a true Powerpop classic; unfortunately, it has really bad production. It's thin sounding and tinny with very little bottom end, (check out You tube and you'll see what I mean). I don't usually like to eq records but this one was begging for it. Hopefully, I made it sound a little better, I tried. Songs like I don't wanna cry and, If it's not too much, are practically flawless examples of Powerpop at it's best. The Keys formed in London around 1979.They were, Drew Barfield, and Steve Tatler who played in a previous band together called John Doe. Ben Grove who played guitar for The Banned, and later the Retros, and ex-Wings drummer Geoff Britton who also later did a stint with Manfred Mans Earth Band. They were signed to A&M records and released the U.K. only LP “The Keys Album”. It was produced by Joe Jackson and drew rave reviews, but unfortunately it didn't sell very well. Besides the album, They also had six singles to their credit. Sadly due to a lack of interest The Keys split in 1983.

Line Up -

Ben Grove - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Tatler - Vocals, Guitar
Drew Barfield - Vocals, Bass
Geoff Britton - Drums

A&M Records 1981

♫♫♫...I Got You Figured Out...♫♫♫