25 Jan 2016
Side b: 1. Muzak , 2.New girl
First of two outputs by this Cleveland based band. The songs were written between 1980 and 1982. A very nice mix of new wave (Muzak has a very strong "Gary Numan" influence) and powerpop. Released on Warped records (home of Fragile Eyeon and Asbestos Rockpyle). A very enjoyable Record. I like it!
Side b: Wild girl
Gay Wild released this sole single on Elton John's "The Rocket Record Company". The hole thing looks like a studio projekt. Side a is a nice "Toyah/Lene Lovich" soundalike new wave track while the b side is more in a "Suzy Quatro" mood. Not a bad record.
31 Dec 2015
Side a: 1. (I gotta) Buy one , 2. TV man
Side b: 1. Long distance love , 2. Drive my car
A very nice 4 track E.P. by this Washington D.C. based group. We have here on this record 3 fine, selfpenned powerpop numbers and a lame radiopop number. I think this was their lone release, but i'm not sure. There were to many bands with name "Jetz". I like it !
Side b: 1. How come yer up? , 2. Never runaway
Very nice New Wave/Powerpop single by this 6 piece band from Bridgton/ME based band with male/female vocals. As far as i know this is their sole release. Enjoy!
30 Nov 2015
Side a: Bedsitter
Side b: 1.Control , 2.Day in the life
Lesser known second single by Pressure Stops (of "Crash wonder" fame). Cool mix of white reggae and post-punk and powerpop. Released on "Airplay" records.I like it!
31 Oct 2015
Side b: Mornington Crescent
Obscure little platter by this Brighton based band. One side is ska-artrock with a violin solo and a good chorus line. The other side is more artrock. Nevertheless a fine record! This is their second release. They had also released a live record on Bridge House records in 1979. See more here.
27 Sep 2015
Side c: 1.Rita Jenrette , 2.No fair
Side d: 1.Radio , 2.Something tells me no
Entertaining 4 track E.P. by this Garwood/NJ based band. Music ranges from Powerpop to weird New Wave to radio friendly college pop. This might be their sole release and it's a fine one.
Side b: Stealin'
Nice lone release by this band. Side a is a very nice powerpop tune with some heavy metal solo guitars. Side b is more NWOBHM/Hardrock but also not bad. Cover is a stamped innersleeve without informations, just the bandname on it. Cool!