17 Aug 2014

# 430 Motivo - They

Side a: They
Side b: Bad guys
BEL 1980
Lone release by this belgian band. Very nice female fronted powerpop/poprock on this record. My favorite is the track on the b side of this platter. I haven't found informations about this group.

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# 429 The Cartoons - City boy gone insane


Side a: City boy gone insane
Side b: Love in Texas
USA 1980
Very nice powerpop record from Texas. This is their lone (?) release on the singer's/songwriter's own label.

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20 Jul 2014

# 428 The Quads - Gotta getta job


Side a: Gotta getta job
Side b: Gang of kids
UK 1981
Superb 4th single by this Birmingham based band. they are very well known for the "There Must Be Thousands" single , a favourite by John Peel. Please read ore here. I love this record!

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# 427 V/A - Split: Joe 9T + the Thunderbirds / They must be Russians

Side a: Joe 9T + Thunderbirds - Joe 9T theme
Side b: They must be Russians - Psycho analysis
UK 1979
Obscure split single by a scotish duo on the first side of the record and on second side we have a Berkshire based 4 piece group.
Great little record!
Read more here.

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22 Jun 2014

# 426 The Slivers - Does it matter



Side a: 1.Black hole , 2.Look at me
Side b: 1. Does it matter , 2.People
CAN 1981
Lone 4 track single by this VictoriaB.C. based trio with some very nice self penned Powerpop/Indiepop songs. I like it!



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# 425 ├śresus - Mannen i badekaret

Side a: Mannen i badekaret
Side b: Tyven , tyven
NOR 1982
Cool second single by this Skien based four pieces. Great piece of norwegian punk rock. They released a LP in 1983 and there was a release some of the best tracks on CD in 2003.


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18 May 2014

# 424 The Regulators - Westcliff girls




Side a: 1. Westcliff girls , 2.Short and curlies
Side b: 1.Telephone ringing , 2.Officers & Gentlemen
UK 1980
A fine 4 track E.P. by this Southend-on-Sea based five pieces band. Four nice and self written powerpop tracks with some hints of "The Ruts"-like reggae. I like it very much!


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# 423 The Frenchmen - Small Town boy

Side a: Small Town boy
Side b: 1.Now maybe , 2.Dirty dishes wicked wishes
USA 1980
Second and last record by this Erie/PA band. 3 nice self penned (power)pop tracks. You can hear the first single of this group on the famous Shotgun Solution blog. I can't find more informations about this band. No printings or infos on the back cover.

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26 Apr 2014

# 422 The Accused - Time out

Side a: 1.Time out , 2. The victim
Side b: 1. Urban suburban , 2. Bad driver
USA 1980
Baltimore/MD based group with their lone output. We have here on this platter four well written and played powerpop songs. I like it!

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# 421 Trader - I gotta get out

Side a: I gotta get out
Side b: Tomorrow
NED 1981
Cool rockin' powerpop from this Utrecht/Amsterdam based band. You can view some videos on youtube by this group.

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