Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Rattlecats - Run My Life Single

   The Rattlecats were a Austin, Texas four piece; that formed in the late 70's. This was their only record, it was self released. 500 copies were pressed. A mistake was made on the label. Run My Life was printed as Run My Live. The V was crossed out by hand and changed to an F. A stamped sleeve, with the band name and paw prints also exists. By 1983, the band called it quits. Cheap Rewards put out a cool unreleased song on, "Radio Ready, Vol 1" If you want to read more on these guys go check his blog out.

Line Up

Steve Lachowsky - Guitar
Glen Worley - Guitar
Allen Cox - Bass
Kevin Connolly - Drums

Scratched Records 1981

1. Run My Life
2. Back To Life

♫♫►►Angry Words Begin To Fly◄◄♫♫

G.Squad - In My Mind Single

    a re-post by request, originally posted 2-27-2009, new rips and pics, enjoy!

   Once again, a big thank to Paul Powell for the band info. G squad were a mostly Norfolk, based four piece; around from 1979 til 1982. This single and a few other songs were recorded over two sessions at Octopus Studios in Stowupland, Suffolk. Unfortunately, I've noticed a slight pressing issue with my copy. There's a bit of audible noise on side one but it's not terrible. 

Line Up

Steve Rogers - Guitar, Vocals
Dave (jif) Boucher - Drums
Paul Powell - Bass, Vocals
Dave Curson - FX

Squid Marks Time Records 1981

1. In My Mind
2.Roomfull Of Paper

Monday, December 21, 2020

The Kicks - Get Off The Telephone Single

 a re-post by request, originally posted 1-24-2009, new rips and pics, enjoy!

   The Kicks, originally known as the Incredible Kidda Band; were a Nuneaton, UK six piece. This was the bands third release. Two preceding singles: "Everybody Knows" and "Fighting My Way Back" were released under The Incredible Kidda Band and The Kidda Band respectively. A second single as The Kicks, "If Looks Could Kill" was released in 1981.
   The band changed their name one more time to We're Only Human; before disbanding in 1989.

Line Up

Alan Hammonds - Guitar, Vocals
Graham Hammonds - Percussion, Vocals
Dave Lister - Guitar, Vocals
Les Rollason - Bass
John Rollason - Guitar, Vocals
Paul Gardener - Drums

Carrere Records 1980

1. Get Off The Telephone
2. Big Boys Don't Cry

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Action - She's Got My Heart Single

   a re-post by request, originally posted 10-14-2010, new rips and scans, enjoy!.
   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.

Line Up

Michael Purkhiser - Guitar, Vocals
Cliff Bryant - Drums
Brent Warren - Bass, Vocals

Radiogram Records 1982

1. She's Got My Heart
2. Till I See You Again

Friday, December 11, 2020

The Explosives - Restless Natives LP

   a re-post by request, originally posted 10-14-2010, new rips and pics, enjoy!.

   The Explosives were a Austin, Texas three piece that were around from the late 70's, till shortly after this was released. There were also three singles and a couple of tracks on the Live at Raul's album in addition to this record

Line up

Freddie "Steady" KRC - Drums, Vocals
Cam King - Guitar, Vocals
Waller Collie III - Bass, Vocals

Ready Go Records - 1982

Friday, December 4, 2020

Riff Doctors (I Don't Wan't To Go Back Single)

(re-post, new rips)
   Riff Doctors were a short lived four piece from possibly, the Hoboken NJ area. I found a track on one of the Teenline comps that suggests they were from Durham, NC,? Anyway, I'm pretty sure this was their only record; it was put out on Steve Fallon’s Coyote records label, who formerly owned Maxwell’s, a great club in Hoboken. After this, Donna Esposito, (formerly of The Cyclones) joined the band, and they changed their name to “Cowboy, and Spin Girl”. There's a cassette only release you can hear over at the great Wilfully Obscure Blog. As usual, information is limited; so if I have something wrong, or there’s something you would like to add, please feel free.

Line up:

Frank Bednash – Vocals, Guitars
Charles O’Hara – Guitar
Walter Sczesny – Bass, Vocals
Danny Lawrence – Drums

Coyote Records 1983

1. I Don’t Wan’t To Go
2. Falling

♫♫♫►►►I Hope You Understand◄◄◄♫♫♫

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Pop Stress - So Good To Be In Love Single

   Pop Stress were a Montreal, Canada four piece that were around from 1980 through 1982. This single was their only release during that span. I'm guessing it was self released as the band reformed in 2012 and released a full length titled, "Full" on the same label. If you want to hear it and more, check out this Soundcloud page.

Line Up

Charles Foucrault - Vocals, Guitar
Martin Thibodeau - Bass
Janno Hermandez - Drums
Yves Frulla - Keyboards

Micatube Records 1981

1. So Good To Be In Love
2. Neurotic

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Bullet Proof - Tonight Single

   Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Here's one I hunted for quite a few years; it's a tough one to find for sure. Unfortunately, info on these guys is even harder to come by. The only thing I could find is they were from Ontario, Canada. Tonight is a revved up rock-n-roll tune. It's ok but the flip is why I searched for this so long. Broken Promises is super catchy, rock inspired pop, complete with piano. Great stuff, Enjoy!

Lake Records 1982

1. Tonight
2. Broken Promises

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Press - Fodder For The Critics

   I seen this one for sale a few times over the years but never heard it. I finally got my chance when the Short Sharp Kick In The Teeth Blog posted it about ten years ago. A few years later, I finally scored a nice copy for myself. Since no longer available to hear; I figure this is a good time to add it here. It's a great record, with a nice mix of pubrock, pop and a few punk smashers for good measure. Trapped In The Wreckage is my favorite of the bunch.
   The Press were a Sydney, Australia four piece; that were around from 1977, through 1979. Besides this Lp, there's also a single; both are on Laser Records Label. 

Line Up

Steve Kot - Vocals
Bruce Cumming - Guitar
Michel Brouet - Bass
Rick Doolan - Drums

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

denizens - In The Crowd.. Ep

 denizens were a Birmingham, England three piece, around from 1978-1980 or possibly 81. Bassist Gavin Lawson also spent time in: John Dowie & the big girls blouse and Brent ford and the Nylons. Teoman Irmak was added on this one to play Synthesizer. Beside this Ep, denizens recorded output was: a self released cassette titled "People Of The Night" a single on the Big Records label, and a few comp tracks.
Line Up

Andy Downer - Guitar, Vocals
Gavin Lawson - Bass, Vocals
Teoman Irmak - Synthesizer
Rob Bright - Drums

Citizens Records 1980

1. I'm Not Rich
2. Frontier
3. Power
4. Waiting Room

Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Comets - Big Business Jokes Single

   The Comets were a Ocala, Florida three piece. They met and formed in Nassau, Bahamas around 1980. This is the second of two singles. They also released a 10" titled "Pick of the Litter" all on Orange Records. I can't speak for the other records, as I've never heard them but as well documented; this single sounds very Jam like. For me, I love the Jam so as they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". I was always under the assumption, singer Mich Shields probably put on his British accent, which was done by a few US bands of the time. To my pleasant surprise while researching the band; I discovered Mich was actually from London, legitimizing them even more . I saw what appears to be a picture sleeve floating around the net for this but I've never seen one for sale, so it may not be real. At any rate, these guys kicked ass, the tunes are catchy and the drum and cymbal work on Big Business Jokes is just incredible. If any of you happen to have the other two records, I'd love to hear them..

Line Up

Mich Shields - Vocals, Guitar
Harry Burns - Bass
Joe Mach - Drums

Orange Records 1983

1. Big Business Jokes
2. Help Me

Friday, October 23, 2020

Contacts - Young Girls Single

   Big thanks to Bruce, from the excellent My Life's A Jigsaw Blog, for help with this one! Contacts were a Poole Dorset, England four piece and this appears to be their only record. Andy Janik had been in earlier bands called The Mopeds & the Shades.
   Ian Sandy was later in the Da Biz & Biz International with Ronnie Mayor (Producer of this 45 & Earlier in "The Tours") He was also in Cinema 35. Sound clips of these and many other bands can be heard Here.

Line Up

Andy Janik - Vocals, Guitar
Marc Ford - Guitar, Vocals
Andy Park - Drums
Ian Sandy - Bass

Small Operations Records 1980

1. Young Girls
2. Boyfriends

Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Appels (Tricia)

   The Appels were an Austin, Texas four piece. Unfortunately, that's about all I have on them. The sleeve was my only source of info.

Line Up-

Brad Henry - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Greg Henry - Drums, Vocals
Scot ? - Bass, Vocals
George ? - Guitar, Vocals, Keys

Eden Records 1985

1. Tricia
2. I'll Be There Tonight

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Windbreakers (Meet The Windbreakers Ep)

   The Windbreakers were a Jackson, Mississippi based four piece, that formed in 1981.This was their debut Ep, released on their own Big monkey Records. They released At least: five full lengths, two more Ep's and a couple of comps, before disbanding sometime in the early 2000's.

Line Up

Jeff Lewis - Guitar, Vocals
Tim Lee - Bass, Vocals, Guitar
Bobby Sutliff - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Eric Arhelger - Drums

Big Monkey Records - 1982

1. Young Republicans
2. The Girl For Me
3. That Girl
4.  Black and White

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Various (Die Jerry Die)

a repost by request, new rip and scans, originally posted 2-25-10, enjoy!
   Had a few requests for this one lately; so I thought it as good a time as any, for a re-post. Cool compilation featuring five early Connecticut hardcore 45's. The bands are C.I.A., Vatican Commandos, Reflex From Pain, Lost Generation and Violent Children. It's a limited, numbered pressing of 400; mine is #53.

Anthrax Records 1987

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

12 Inch Love Volume 2

   It's time for another installment of 12" Love. This Volume focus's on love from a Punk perspective. It wasn't really intentional but NYC has a large showing here. Come to think of it, so does California... Never mind, just Enjoy!

1. GG Allin - Cherri Love Affair
2. Tuff Darts - Your Love Is Like A Nuclear Waste
3. Plasmatics - Sometimes I (Live)
4. Controllers - Jezebel
5. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes In Sputs
6. Agent Orange - Somebody To Love
7. Wipers - Window Shop For Love
8. Black Market Baby - Gunpoint Affection
9. Adolescents - I Love You
10. Channel Three - No Love
11. TMA - Nancy
12. M.I.A - There Is No Love 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Finnsters (On The Way Single)

The Finnsters
were a Lincoln, Nebraska three piece that formed in 1984. This looks to have been their only record and appears to be self released. The band parted ways around 1994. Sadly, I found a memorial stating Timothy Olson; drummer and brother to guitarist Terry Olson, passed away in 2005.
Line Up

Terry Olson - Guitar
TK Olson - Drums
Rick Cowling - Bass

Self Released 1985

1. On The Way
2. Roxine Rude

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Puppets (No Strings Single)

Hey, if you downloaded the file I uploaded last night; I apologize for the sound quality. It sounded lousy, I didn't really listen to it. I recommend downloading my new upload, it's an improvement.
a re-post, originally posted 8-05-2012, new rips and scans, enjoy! 
   The Puppets were a Washington DC area outfit, that formed in 1977. Although the lineup on this record is a three piece; it appears they began as a quintet. I believe this was their only release.


Steve Avery - Vocals, Guitar
Giles Cook - Drums, Vocals
Billy Minogue - Bass, Vocals

Parade Records 1980

1. Look At The Girls
2. Dear John Letter

♫♫♫►►Breakfast For One◄◄♫♫

Puppet Rulers (Outta My Mind Single)

a re-post, originally posted 6-10-2012, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   Puppet Rulers were a Boston Area three piece that were around in the early eighties. I believe this was their only record.


Dave Cook - Bass, and Vocals
Mark Amberg - Guitar, and Vocals
Scott Williams - Drums, and Vocals

Permanent Press Records 1981

1. Outta My Mind
2. Complicated Girl

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mata Hari (Building Site)

   Mata Hari are a three piece, Gothic, Post-Punk outfit from Montpellier, France. The band formed in 2016 and released this 5 song disk a few months back; it's a limited release of 300. I've been really liking these guys lately. They have a cool, dark, synthy, in your face groove, that hooked me immediately. 



Monday, August 10, 2020

Monomania (Left The Stage Single)

a re-post, originally posted 6-21-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   Monomania were a four piece from N.Y.C, around from 1980 to 1984. Far as I know, this was their only single and it was self released.

Line Up

Tony Cultreri - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Mike Tugetman - Guitar and Vocals
Brian Lynch Bass and Vocals
Joe Fiori - Drums, and Vocals 

Self Released 1981

1. Left The Stage
2. Come Home To Me

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Jeff Hill Band (The Pathway Tapes)

   The Jeff Hill Band
were a UK three piece, that were around between 1977 and 1980. They released one rare single on Balloon Records in 1979, with a pressing of 500. Sing Sing Records was kind enough to reissue it in 2009. 

   This killer 4 song Ep. was recorded for Chiswick Records in 1977 but went unreleased till now. Different Class Records, (a Portuguese Label) has recently remastered and released it. If you're interested in picking one up and you totally should be, (it's a must have). I wouldn't let any grass grow under your feet; they only pressed 300 copies, (200 on black with a red sleeve and 100 on black with a green sleeve). You can still pick up both versions on Discogs; I put the link below.

Line Up

Jeff Hill - Vocals, Guitar
Dave Buckley - Drums
Ray Humphries - Bass, Vocals



Bored Teenagers

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

12 Inch Love Volume 1

   Any of you that have been following me for a while might remember some of my home made comps from early on. It's been a really long time since I've attempted anything like that. About six years ago, I had an Idea for this concept. I made the cover for it, saved it and for whatever reason, it fell to the back of my mind till recently.
   The only criteria is, it must be from a 12 inch and it must have something to do with love,( dating, relationships, breaking up, etc). I'm not locked in on any particular genres; although I'm guessing they'll be lots of Powerpop. I'm not focusing on rarity and songs may or may not have appeared here in the past. I'm Hoping to make this a fairly regular installment, with multiple volumes, 12 songs each.
   Basically, I'll be pulling songs I like from 12 Inch slabs of vinyl. It should be fun, since I normally focus on 7 inches, Enjoy!

Volume 1
1. The Beekeepers - That Girl
2. Bitter Pleasures - For A Little While
3. Flight Of Mavis - On My Mind
4. Blue Shoes - I Don't Know Why
5. The Broken Hearts - Just Love Ya'
6. Charlie Pastorfield - Tell Me Why
7. The Patriots - She Loves You Too
8. Epicycle - Biological Reaction
9. The Crayons - Trapped With Her Tears
10. Crash Street Kids - Into You
11. City Lights - She Wants To Be Sure
12. Fictions - I Let Go

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Brave New Works (Wasteland Ep)

  Brave New Works were a Sydney, Australia five piece around in the early eighties. Although it appears this may have been their only record; these guys were much more than a one trick pony. I came by, (Guitarist) Marcus Phelan's YouTube Channel. He's posted quite a few live video's to prove it. Go check it out.

Line Up

Lawrence Macefield - Vocals
Rob Luckey - Guitar
Marcus Phelan - Guitar
Arch Browne - Bass
Rick Barrie - Drums

Local Label 1982

1. Wasteland
2. Mixed Up Feelings
3. Radiate

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Julian Leal (Mad About You Single)

 Julian Leal is a singer/musician from  Romeoville, Illinois. He has two full lengths and five singles to his credit; all self released. It looks as though he is still preforming to date.


JLI Records 1986

1. Mad About You
2. A Fantasy

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Blue ( Don't Wanna Make You Cry Single)

   Blue are a Glasgow, Scotland four piece that originally formed in 1973. According to This Wikipedia Page, they may still be around in some form. In all, they've have Eight full lengths and at least Eighteen single's to their credit.

Line Up -

Ian MacMillan - Guitar, Vocals
Hugh Nicholson - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Dennis Conway - Drums
David Nicholson - Bass

Zuma Records

1. Don't Wanna Make You Cry
2. Moonlight

♫♫►►I Will Be So Satisfied◄◄♫♫

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Bog Ugly ( Disco Veteran Single)

a re-post, originally posted 10-09-2008, new rips and scans, enjoy!   Great Pub / Punk Rock record. I couldn't find anything on this one 12 years ago and I still can't. Binky Smith had reached out to me, by way of a comment. It must have never amounted to anything, as I'm sure I would have followed up on it.

Line Up

Geddis Born - Vocals
Bink Smith - Guitars
George Murphy - Guitars
Siobhan Bernadette - Keyboards
Ted Diehard - Drums
Sue Deniems - Bass

Toadstool Records 1978

1. Disco Veteran
2. I've Seen It, Vomit

♫♫►►I Feel That Beat In My Bones◄◄♫♫

Saturday, July 4, 2020

B-Movie (Take Three Ep)

   B-Movie were a four piece from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England that formed in 1978. This Ep was their first release. Two earlier tracks were released on the The Dead Good Records "East" Comp; both tracks are included. B-Movie released a number of singles, Ep's and a full length before disbanding in 1985. The band flirted closely with international mainstream success but ultimately, it eluded them. After a long Hiatus, 2004 saw a reunion for a couple of shows; eventually resulting in two more full lengths. It looks as though they're still active. I'll leave links below.


Official Website

Line Up

Steve Hovington - Vocals, Bass
Rick Holliday - Keyboards
Paul Statham - Guitar
Graham Boffey - Drums

Dead Good Records 1980

1. The Soldier Stood Alone
2. Drowning Man
3. Soundtrack
4. Man On A Threshold
5. Refugee

♫♫►►We're Right And You Are Wrong◄◄♫♫

Friday, July 3, 2020

Slickee Boys (Third Ep)

a re-post, by request, originally posted 2-06-2010, new rips and scans, enjoy!
The Slickee Boys were a Washington D.C. area five piece; that were around officially, from 1976 till 1991. Their released output consists of: four full lengths, a number of Ep's and singles, as well as a couple of live albums. There's also a couple best of releases.
What's to say about these guys... A truly amazing, criminally underrated band. With out question, one of my favorites!



Line Up

Mark Noone - Lead Vocals, Tambourine
Kim Kane - Rhythm Guitar, Wanktone Lead
Marshall Keith - Lead and Rhythm, Farfisa Organ, Back Up Vocals and Effects
Emery Olexa - Bass
Dan Palenski - Drums, Back Up Vocals

Limp Records 1979

1. Gotta Tell Me Why
2. Forbidden Alliance
3. Golden Love
4. Glendora

♫♫►►If I'm Caught I'm Dead◄◄♫♫

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Approved Men (Quite Like You Ep)

   Here's a sparkling example of everything right with British Powerpop, from the late 70's through the early 80's. Super catchy, well crafted songs; under produced, just enough to make them really pop. This charming record deserves to sit among any of the best Powerpop records from the era or any era for that matter.
   The amazing My Life's A Jigsaw Blog, posted this gem back in 2010. I want to thank it's curator Bruce, for being kind enough to email me info on the band to help with my post! If your not aware of his blog, you really owe it to yourself to check it out!
   Approved Men were a Guildford, UK five piece, that formed in 1979. This self released Ep appears to be their only record. Per guitarist Ross Brown, 250 copies exist. Although most copies are sleeveless, there are a few with a screen printed sleeve. You can see the sleeve, as well as a few different label variations Here

Line Up

Ross Brown - Lead Guitar
Charlie Rashbrooke - Lead Vocals
Colin Short - Bass
Dooley Robinson - Guitar
Herbie Williams - Drums

Self Released 1980

1. Quite Like You
2. So Sad
3. Somewhere To Run

♫♫♫►►I Couldn't See That I Was In The Wrong◄◄♫♫

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Fad ( Run On Back To You Single)

a re-post, originally posted 3-09-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Fad were a short lived Austin, Texas three piece, that formed in 1979. This was their only record and it was self released. If interested in reading up on The Fad, The Cheap Rewards Blog did a nice piece on them a while back.

Line Up

Tom Grula - Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Henderson - Bass, Vocals
David Dage - Drums

Self Released 1979

1 Run On Back To You
2. Think

♫♫►►The Harder I Try The More That I Lie◄◄♫♫

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Mammals (Look Around You Ep)

   This ones been in my queue for a while now. Mammals are a Chicago three piece with three releases to their credit, ( two 7" singles and a fairly new 7" E.p). They describe themselves as being garagey power pop, delivered with heart and soul. I agree with that assessment; although I think they lean more towards power pop. One thing I love about these guy's is a real sense of sadness that shines through their music. I purchased all three records. They wrote me a hand note, thanking me. That sort of thing is a rarity now days. I hope they come east one day; would like to catch them live!

Line Up

Dan Wendt - Drums
Crawfie Ward - Bass
Brian Demski - Guitar, Vocals



Monday, June 22, 2020

The Montycoats (You're Mistaken Single)

   The Montycoats were a Dutch four piece that were around in the early 80's.This appears to be the bands only release. I couldn't find much else. I first heard this on the great, seemingly now defunct, Sing Sing blog about ten years ago. What little info I was able to find came from there.

Line Up

Simon Dekker - Bass
Martin De Buger - Drums
Jan Betlem - Vocals, Guitar
Guus Houtzager - Lead Guitar

Polydor Records 1981

1. You're Mistaken
2. Where Are You Tonight

♫♫►►I'm Scratchin' My Head◄◄♫♫

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Hi-Fi's (Look What You've Done Single)

a re-post, originally posted 2-12-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!
The Hi-fi's were a Toronto, 4 piece that formed around 1977 or 78. I believe this was their only single. They were approached by Ready Records with a deal; but for what ever reason, it never materialized. Eventually The Hi-fi's disbanded, and Keelor, and Cuddy went on to form the groups: Fly to France, and the one their most known for, Blue Rodeo.

Line Up

Greg Keelor - Vocals, Guitar
Jim Cuddy - Vocals, Guitar
Malcom Schell - Bass, Vocals
Jim Sublett - Drums

Show Time Records 1980

1. I Don't Know Why (You Love Me)
2. Look What You've Done

♫♫►►I'm Thinking Of You◄◄

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Joneses (Jonestown Single)

a re-post, originally posted 11-26-2009, new rips and scans, enjoy!
The Joneses were an LA four piece that were, (for the most part) around from 81-87. This was their first single, with a pressing of under 1,000 copies."Pillbox", from Someone Got Their Head Kicked In is another one of my favorite Joneses tunes. There have been a number of reincarnations, reunions and members. Looks like there's still some form of the band around.

Line Up

Jeff Drake - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Olson - Vocals, Bass
Steve Houston - Vocals, Guitar
Mitch Deaner - Drums


SugarBuzz Magazine

Not On A Label 1982

1. Jonestown
2. Criminals In My Car

♫♫►►Baptise Me In The Name Of The Lord ◄◄♫♫

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Heartbeats (The Sun Won't Shine Single)

a re-post, originally posted 3-6-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Heartbeats were five piece from Halifax, Nova Scotia. This appears to be their only record and I've never seen a picture sleeve for it. I couldn't find much about them the first time I posted this and unfortunately, nothing's changed.

Line Up

Mark MacMillan - Guitar, Vocals
Paul Smeets - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Morrow Scott-Brown - Bass
Ian O'Donnell - Drums, Vocals
Bill Donnelly - Guitar

Unity Gain Records 1984

1. The Sun Won't Shine
2. She Won't Talk

♫♫►►What More Can A Man Do◄◄♫♫

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Heartbeats (Go Single)

   The Heartbeats were an Orpington, UK three piece
that were around from 1979-80 till 1982. Their recorded output was: this single, a track "Funny Anymore" on the East Of Croydon comp and a few cassette tapes. The comp track's included with the download.


Bored Teenagers

Line Up

Colin Donaldson - Bass and Vocals
Kevan Willison - Guitar and Vocals
Chris Westerman - Drums

Nothing Shaking Records 1981

1. Go
2. One Of The People
3. Funny Anymore

♫♫►►You Could Be Popular◄◄♫♫

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Heartbeats (Don't Tolerate Single)

   The Heartbeats were a Munich, Germany four piece garage outfit, that formed in 1983. They released four full lengths and two singles. Their last offering was in 2001. That said, along with the lack of info on these guys; I'm guessing they're probably gone.

Line Up

Frank Bergmann - Vocals, Guitar
Harry Vogel - Vocals, Guitar
Sebastian Pfundstein - Bass
Steve Dengler - Drums

Universe Records 1989

1. Don't Tolerate
2. I'm Walkin'

♫♫►►The Dark Of Night◄◄♫♫

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Reflectors (First Impression Lp)

Here's a great new full length from La's, The Reflectors. Loaded with more hooks than your Grandfather's tackle box; First Impression is a top notch Rock-N-Roll influenced, Powerpop barrage. It's already sold out on their Bandcamp page but you can still pick up a copy on colored vinyl over at the Burger Records Site. I wouldn't waste much time though, it says they only have 50 left!!



Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Lemonheads (Laughing All The Way To The Cleaners Ep)

   The Lemonheads, (originally called The Welps) were a Boston three piece that formed in 1986. This, their first record was self recorded and released the same year. Although I do enjoy some of their later releases; this and Hate Your Friends are my favorites. It looks like there's some form of the band still active. As you might imagine, there's tons of info out there. I posted a few links below to get you started, if interested.

Line Up

Evan Dando - Guitar, Drums, Vocal
Ben Deily - Drums, Guitar, Vocal
Jesse Peretz - Bass, Tunas



Amory Arms / Huh - Bag Records 1986

1. Glad I Don't Know
2. I Like To
3. I Am A Rabbit
4. So I Fucked Up...

♫♫♫...I Said I Was Sorry...♫♫♫

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Karkki & The Car Keys (Big Ball Of Fire Ep)

   Ever since hearing this Ep, I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Super catchy tunes with absolutely Killer female vocals.
   Karkki & The Car Keys are a four piece from Helsinki, Finland. This new limited edition Ep, (300 copies) just came out in March on LSD Records. They also have a split cassette with Mystery Girl, from Albany, New York.

Grab one while you can...



Friday, May 22, 2020

The Form ( Watch Out Ep)

This one was posted a while back on a couple of great blogs but I really wanted to add it to my collection, so here it goes.
   The Form were a London five piece, that came together in the late 70's and lasted till 1981. This, (the bands only record )was recorded in 1979, the better part of a year before it was released. 547 copies were pressed; 47 without sleeves. My copy is autographed by the band. I was doing some reading on the Bored Teenagers Website . It appears that live, two ladies named Caz and Pet, calling themselves the Nymphets would join, creating a six vocalist assault.

Line Up 

Gary Mole, aka Daktari Swets - Lead Vocals
Nick Calloway - Guitar
Pete Watt - Guitar, Vocals
Andy Hill - Bass
Graham Smith, aka Big G - Drums

Elephant Records 1980

1. Watch Out!
2. Start Again
3. London Underground

♫♫♫...It's All Over...♫♫♫  

The Headaches (Power For Passion Single)

a re-post, originally posted 2-26-2011, new rips and scans, enjoy!  
   The Headaches were a Chicago Four piece, that formed in 1979. This was their only single, 500 of these were pressed, three hundred came with silk screened picture sleeves. Sometime around 1982, due to many of the usual reasons, the Headaches called it a day. They reformed in the 90's and released an LP titled, "Cavities From Candyland". 

Line Up -

Tim Edwards - Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Gomez - Drums
Gary Panosian - Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Ulm - Vocals, Bass

Rocket 88 Music 1981
1. Power for Passion
2. Teenage Sex

The Stimulators (Loud Fast Rules!)

a re-post, originally posted 11-16-2008, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Stimulators, founded by guitarist Denise Mercedes were a NYC four piece that were around from 1978 to 1982. During that span, they released one single, a live cassette and a promo 3 song ep, that I read was never commercially sold to the public. Honestly, I can't say if that's true. The song M.A.C.H.I.N.E. ended up on the New York Trash Comp reissue in 98.
Although having a small sample size from a release standpoint, The Stimulators are generally considered one of the last great NYC punk bands, before the era of Hardcore ushered in. Drummer Harley Flanagan, (Denise's Nephew) went on to form The Cro-mags; he was 11 while playing with The Stimulators. Patrick Mack died in 1983 of complications associated with AIDS.

Line Up

Denise Mercedes - Guitar
Patrick Mack - Vocals
Anne Gustavsson - Bass
Harley Flanagan - Drums

Self Released Single 1980

1. Loud Fast Rules
2. Run Run Run

♫♫♫...Do You Deserve It...♫♫♫

The Freshies (Yellow Spot Single)

a re-post, originally posted 9-6-2008, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   Time for a few re-post's. As I said when I first posted this record almost 12 years ago...(can't believe it's been that long) Yellow spot used to drive us crazy. My uncle had it on an old mixed tape from a friend that he lost contact with. The song remained a mystery for almost 20 years before I finally solved it, taking a chance on an ebay listing. I can't tell you how many people I played it for, who I considered knowledgeable and continually came up empty. Much of this time was before any of us had the internet. I used to think it was probably something pretty rare; turned out, it wasn't. Still a great record though, lol..
   The Freshies were a four piece from Manchester, England that formed in the mid 1970's and continued till 1982. Founded and led by Chris Sievey, the band went through numerous line-up's. Although having a considerable amount of releases and material, I don't believe The Freshies released a full length. This and the majority of the bands releases were on Chris Sievey's own Razz Records label.
   After The Freshies split, Sievey went on to a solo career alongside his comedic alter ego, Frank Sidebottom. Sadly, at the age of 54, he passed away of Cancer in 2010.

Line Up

Chris Sievey - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Rick Maunder - Bass
Neil Tomkinson - Drums
Barry Spencer - Lead Guitar and Vocals

Razz Records 1980

1. Yellow Spot
2. If it's news

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Accelerators ( The Accelerators Ep)

a repost by request, originally posted 3-13-2009, new rip enjoy!
   Liverpool's The Accelerators Formed in 1977, playing over 400 gigs in their five-year existence . Other than this record they had a great track on the Liverpool comp Street to Street called Radio Blues. They also released a cassette through mail order in 1979 called, Have you been accelerated? It would seem that in 1981 the Accelerators became no more. Here's a Link and as requested by Graeme, a Live video for Popguns and Green Lantern.

Line Up -

Chris Martin - Vocals
Martin Smith - Guitar
Kathy Freeman - Guitar
Tony Doyle - Bass, Vocals
Brian Damage - Drums

Spiv Records 1979

1. Popguns and Green Lantern
2. Liberate the Night
3. Broken Promises
4. Reason For Treason
5. Telepathic Romance
6. This is Your Life

♫♫♫...Do You Remember Anything...♫♫♫

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hysteric Narcotics (Justice Single Plus Bonus Tracks)

a repost by request, originally posted 6-16-11, new rips and scans, enjoy! 
   Hysteric Narcotics were a Detroit area band that formed in 1983, and lasted till 1989. During that time span, they released four singles, (this being the second) an Lp titled "Batteries Not Included" which I included a couple of my favorite tunes from, (both are covers) and four comp. appearances. Since the break up, they've kept the band alive through a number of reunion shows, and in 2010 released a 25-song retrospective CD called, “From the Desolation Where the Greasewood Grows,” on the Gangplank Records Label .

Raffscallion Records 1986 & 88

1. Justice
2. Crayola
3. Shop Around
4. Do Like Me

♫♫♫...Scribble On The Wall...♫♫♫

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Seen (When I Was Young Single + Bonus)

 a repost by request, originally posted 1-6-11, new rips and scans, enjoy! 
   The Seen were a three piece Mod/Garage outfit from Pennsylvania, that were around from 1981 till 1988. Their recorded output was an LP Titled Under The Sun/In The Rain, This single, a self-released 3-song cassette EP, a track on The Declaration of Fuzz comp, and a great more garage sounding tune called Jealous Girl, on The Battle of the Garages 2 comp, included for your listening pleasure.

Line Up

Glenn Sadin - Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Edmunds - Bass, Vocals
Doug Edmunds - Drums, Vocals

Paradox Records 1986

1. When I Was Young
2. Stopping On Go !
3. Jealous Girl

♫♫♫...Now I Have To Care...♫♫♫

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Drunk Mums - Adderall

   When I first started this blog, my intention was to mimic a radio show I hosted over a 10 year period. My format was fairly open; I tried to play a mix of everything I'm into: New, Old, Punk, Powerpop, Garage, 60's and even some metal. Over the years, I got away from that idea and started focusing on mostly older Punk And Powerpop records. I tried starting a blog for newer records but to be honest, it was poorly executed and I was having a hard time keeping up with this blog, let alone a second one. Anyway, I'm going to start posting bandcamp content, mixed in with my traditional post's. It gives me an opportunity to promote some great new bands that I'm into. Please support the groups and buy from them!
The Drunk Mums are a great four piece from Melbourne, Australia. With a number of releases to their credit; they keep getting better and better. My favorites are their Denim Ep and this new single.

Check Them Out Here

Drunk Mums Bandcamp

Give em' a listen

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Cowboys ( Supermarket Single)

   The Cowboys were a short lived Columbus, Ohio outfit that were around from 1979 to 1980. There isn't much info on these guys; except they were Mark Eitzel's first band. You can read more about him HERE, if you feel so inclined. This was the bands only record and what a record it was. Teenage life is a great, snotty Punk Smasher!

Line Up

Larry Repp - Guitar
Peanut Butter Billy Lee Buckeye - Vocals and Bass
Nole Petestack - Guitar
George Diaz - Bass
Lipstick Dave Wise - Drums

Tet Offensive Records 1980

1. Supermarket
2. Teenage Life

♫♫♫...Nothing At All Satisfy's Me...♫♫♫

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Shakers ( Till I'm Gone Single)

   The Shakers were a Canadian four piece, that were around from 1979 till 1983. During that span, they released two full lenths, a couple of singles, (This being the first) and a couple of Ep's. I really like their first Lp, "In Time". After The Shakers broke up, Dave Des Roches went on to become the lead singer of Teenage Head. He had previously been a backing musician on their Frantic City Lp.  Gord lewis from Teenage Head played some guitar on this as well.

Line Up

Rick Andrew - Bass, Vocals
Dave Des Roches - Guitar, Vocals
Claude Des Roches - Drums
Bill Dillon - Guitar
Gord Lewis - Guitar
Ed Roth - Piano, Organ

Warpt Records 1979

1. Till I'm Gone
2. Out The Door

♫♫♫...Keep Her Tied To The Bed...♫♫♫