26 Jun 2016

#478 The Rhythm Methodists - Don't rely on me

Side a: Don't rely on me
Side b: Cooler relations
UK 1981
Fantastic DIY powerpop by this 5 piece band from Newcastel/UK. Self released on the their own label. 2 self penned, keyboard driven, killer tracks on this record. I love it !
Check it out their performance on Youtube !

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# 477 Furry Dice - Rudi , don't take your love to town


Side a: Rudi , don't take your love to town
Side b: K.G.B.
UK 1981
Great reggae/ska/surf single on the "White Line Records" label. It seems that was their lone release. This record was also blogged on the fantastic Tone&Wave blog space. Have fun !!

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29 May 2016

# 476 The Loaded Forty Fours - Thunderbirds (are go!)

Side a: Thunderbirds (are go!)
Side b: T.V. Child
UK 1981

Fantastic thundering version of the Thunderbirds theme! The self penned number on the b-side is also great. This is their sole single and it's a great one ! I love it ! And i also loves the Thunderbirds TV series and films !

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# 475 Gay Wild - Blue baby blue

Side a: Blue baby blue
Side b: Au revoir
UK 1979

Nice first single (of 3) by welsh singer Gay (Gaynor) Wild. Good radio friendly powerpop/poprock produced by Digby Richards. Enjoy !

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30 Apr 2016

# 474 - Lost Property - Persuasion


Side a: Persuasion
Side b: Waste of a nation
UK 1981
The sole (?) record of Lost Property came out on the small but fine "Clubland" records label. A great record with a very good female singer. The a-side is a good poprock number. The song on the b-side is a real punk cracker ! Love it!

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# 473 - Hardattack - Sick and tired of my friends


Side a: Sick and tired of my friends
Side b: Me and you
USA 1981
Nice self released 7" by this 5 pieces band with two selfpenned numbers.
The a-side has great punky powerpop groove while the b-side is more an offbeat new wave song. I like it!

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27 Mar 2016

# 472 Points - Spy vs. spy


Side a: Spy vs. spy
Side b: Can't go back
USA 1981
Very nice self-released record by this Milwaukee based band. Maybe their lone output. I haven't found more infos. Good punky powerpop. Enjoy it !

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# 471 Toast - Computer i love you

Side a: Computer i love you
Side b: Return to myself
BEL 1980
First  7" by this flemish 4 piece band. They exist from 1976 until1992 (?).
Side a is great quirky powerpop/new wave track while b side is more poprock/powerpop. A very nice record! Please read more here.

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21 Feb 2016

# 470 The Clicks - Just another monday

Side a: Just another monday
Side b: Breaking up
UK 1983
Superb Mod/Powerpop by this Woking/UK quartet. First blogged on the unbelieveable great "My life's a jigsaw"site. Read more informations there.

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# 469 The Water Pistols - Gimme that punk junk


Side a: Gimme that punk junk
Side b: Soft punk
UK 1976
Great novelty punk by this studio only project. But nevertheless worth listening. And only one of a few punk records released in 1976. I love novelty punk records (like the Punkettes and many more) !

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