Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Promises / Fun With Numbers Split Single

     Here's a double a sided split single, with a couple of Canadian bands from the Vancouver area. Each side is represented by a different band, on a different label. The Promises later released a 12" single in 85 with the songs, "Shark and Yesterdays Girl". I read They later became The Last Corvairs. They have a track on the Molson Canadian Homegrown Volume IV comp from 1990. I really couldn't find anything else on either band. Enjoy!

Red Hare Records 1983

The Promises

A. Valerie

Kong Records 1983

Fun With Numbers

A. Sunny Holiday

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Dials - All I Hear Single

   The Dials were a Middlesex, England five piece; around from 1978-1980. They recorded a second single titled, "Get Up and Dance". The My Life's A Jigsaw Blog posted it a while back. If you want to check it out, you can find it Here. Neil Howes and Jeff Hemsley, later ended up in Thirteen At Midnight.

Line Up

Neil Howes - Guitar, Vocals
Matt Stokes - Vocals
Neil Clarke - Sax, Vocals
Jamie Bolster - Bass
Jeff Hemsley - Drums

Scene Records 1979

1. All I Hear
2. Running

♫♫►I Wish I Didn't Feel So Alone◄♫♫

Sunday, February 21, 2021

God's Lonely Men - All This and More

   God's Lonely Men were a Salo, Finland three piece that formed in 1986. They named themselves after the Lurkers tune or possibly the Lp title, not sure . They released this full length, two singles and and a few comp tracks before disbanding in 1992. On this Lp's insert, they list themselves as a three piece but show four pictures? At any rate, it's a solid offering with a number of memorable songs. 
   A brief re-form in 1999 yielded a mini album titled, "This World" in 2000. I haven't seen any evidence of further activity.

Line Up

Vesa Vahtera - Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Teemu Horto - Guitar, Bass
Jarkko Jokelainen - Drums

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Schematix - Jagged Edge EP

   Schematix were a Santa Cruz, California four piece that originally formed in 1979 as The X-Dreamists. Far as I know, this was their only record. They disbanded in 1983.

Line Up

Marco Misterioso - Bass, Vocals
Mike Melee - Guitar, Vocals
Jill Fido - Keyboards, Vocals
Harris Harris - Drums

Subliminal Records 1980

1. Jagged Edge
2. Second Story
3. Nothing Special

Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Standbys - The Standbys E.P.

    The Standbys were a San Diego, California, four piece; that formed in 1979. They released this ep in 1980. I read they released a full length titled, "Buy Now or Die Dumb" but I couldn't find proof of it's existence . They called it quits in 1985.

Line Up

Tom Waller - Lead Vocals, Bass
Dave Astor - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Dean - Guitar, Vocals
Ted Olson - Drums

World Records 1980

1. Standby
2. Wasn't He Happy?
3. Withdraw
4. America Is Waiting

Monday, February 1, 2021

12 Inch Love Volume 3

  Happy New Year everybody! I know it's been a while but better late than never, I guess..
   It's time for another installment of 12 inch love to start the year. This time it's love, from the garage...Enjoy!

1. The Gravedigger 5 - Searching
2. The Miracle Workers - Love Has No Time
3. Fuzztones - Cinderella
4. The Brood - Won't You Tell Me
5. The Chesterfield Kings - She Told Me Lies
6. The Greenhornes - Nobody Loves You
7. The Tell Tale Hearts - It Came To Me
8. The Hoods - You Keep On Lyin'
9. Jonny Chan And The New Dynasty 6 - hey
10. The Vipers - Not To Be In Love
11. Plan 9 - Can't Stand This Love, Goodbye
12. The Stomachmouths - I Don't Need Your Love