14 Dec 2014

# 440 Smart Alec - Scooter boys

Side a: Scooter boys
Side b: Soho
UK 1980
This is the second single by this studio only band. See for more Information and the first single here. Like many bands who tried to jump up on the "punk bandwagon" in 1977, they tried to jump up on the "Mod revival" bandwagon in 1979/1980. But i like both records of Smart Alec.
This record came out on the same label (B&C Records) as Pete Newnham's great record "Rudi" and Horrorcomic's "Jesus Crisis".


# 439 The Degrads - I saw Bobbie sobbing in the lobby

Side a: I saw Bobbie sobbing in the lobby
Side b: Frontal lobotomy
USA 1983
Great single by this Rochester/New York 5 piece band. Great teenage powerpop with a punky edge. Meet the band here.


# 438 Silverstone - So what

Side a: So what
Side b: O.K.
NED 1977
Nice protopunk/glam/R'N'Roll on this record by this Arnhem/ Nederlands based 4 piece group. They were active from 1977 to 1979. This is their only release. This is one of the earliest Punk releases from Holland. Please read more here.


9 Nov 2014

# 437 Red Tape - Can't have you

Side a: 1.Can't have you , 2.On the telephone
Side b: 1.Businessman , 2.T.V. heaven
USA 1981
Great E.P. by this Texas (Friendswood?) based band. 4 self penned quirky/punky new wave tracks here on this record. Maybe their lone (sleeveless?) release? I don't know, i haven't found more infos. Enjoy it!


# 436 The Staff - Goody Goody bye bye

Side a: Goody Goody bye bye
Side b: 1.City business , 2.T.V. fan
FRA 1980
Fantastic first single by this female fronted french trio. All 3 tracks are real crackers. All songs are also on their lone LP "Out of bounds".
Love it!!
"Goody goody bye bye" was covered by the band "Sex Crime" (with Ex-Epoxies/No-Talents members) in 2013.


# 435 The Indicators - No age for love

Side a: No age for love
Sibe b: To work it out
BEL 1983
Nice pop/powerpop record by this belgian band. It looks like this was their sole release.


13 Oct 2014

# 434 Dizzy and the Romilars - Daily Dose

Side a: 1.She's got ???? , 2.The stir , 3.Foreign correspondent
Side b: 1.Night crawlers , 2.China , 3.Push button drive
USA 1982
Killer punky New wave from this female fronted New York City quartet. This 6 track mini album was their second and final output. The singer Ramona Lee Jan was also in the "Comateens".
Love this platter!!


# 433 Dirty Work - s/t

Side a: Never give an inch
Side b: The lady likes cocaine
USA 1979
Great first single by this Greenbelt (Maryland) band. Side a is a fantastic punker while the b side is a great pubrock song. See for the second output here.


21 Sep 2014

# 432 Terry Tranz N' The Vestites - s/t

Side a: We've had it here
Side b: State hand out
UK 1981
Great sole release by this Middlesbrough four piece group. Two self-penned songs that remind me a bit of "Johnny Moped".
You can find some informations about Teesside bands here


# 431 The Sets - s/t

Side a: Love ain't what it used to be
Side b: Life on an L.1
AUS 1981
Sidney based mod band with their lone vinyl release. They released a CD out in 2011 for their comeback on stage. Meet the band here.