26 Jul 2015

# 456 The Aristocrats - My date

Side a: My date
Side b: I want to be a landlord
USA 1981
Great quirky powerpop from this Harrisburg/ Pennsylvania trio. This is their lone (?) release. Member Jay Spiegel forms in the early 90's the band Gumball. A cool record!


# 455 Denny and the Dropouts - s/t

Side a: Ginny
Side b: First love baby
USA 1980 (?)
Fine 60's inspired powerpop/pop/new wave from this girl fronted New Jersey quintet. I havent found much informations about this group. Please read more here. And there are some videos on youtube. Enjoy!


28 Jun 2015

# 454 Lynx - See the light

Side a: See the light
Side b: C.I.A.
UK 1978
Fantastic lone effort by this Yorkshire (?) based band. Two great 60's influenced powerpop numbers written by Jon Keighley. Great record!!!
I love it!!


# 453 The Stingrays - Gotta take you out tonight

Side a: Gotta take you out tonight
Side b: Video
USA 1981
Detroit based Stingrays with their sole release. Two fine self penned powerpop songs on this record. I like it!


# 452 The Boys - I saw the night hawk

Side a: 1.I saw the nighthawk , 2.Get back easy
Side b: Arabian song
NL 1982
Nice poprock with hints of powerpop on this record. Maybe the lone platter by this Arnhem(?) based 4 piece group. This 7" record got a extremly oversized cover (25x22,5 cm).


24 May 2015

# 451 Regulators - What's in the city

Side a: That's right nothings left
Side b: What's in the city
CAN 1979
A 4 pieces band from Toronto with their lone (?) release. Piano driven powerpop with nice melodies. Cool record!


# 450 Crash 80's - Waiting for the heat

Side a: Thrills
Side b: Waiting for the heat
CAN 1980
Sole release by this London/Ontario based 5 piece group. Two nice selfpenned punky powerpop numbers here on this record. Enjoy it!


26 Apr 2015

# 449 The Sines - Wishing my life

Side a: Wishing my life
Side b: She knows
UK 1982
Great and lone release by this Teesside group. The two mod/powerpop tracks remind me of "The Chords". The band came out of the ashes from "The Slaves" , a short lived punk band with Gloria of "Blitzkrieg Bop". The Sines also had a track called Jonathan on a "Melody Maker" freebie. They shared the record with "The The". I think, if they released this single 2 or 3 years earlier, they could be as great as "The Chords" or like the other mod revival bands. With maybe an appearance at the "Top of the Pops" tv show. I'm added "Jonathan" as a bonus track to this post.
Enjoy it!


# 448 Da-Works - Socialogical alleycats

Side a: 1.Socialogical alleycats , 2.Sid did
Side b: 1.Modern history , 2.Triangular resistance
USA 1980
A very nice DIY-ish 4 track E.P. by this New Jersey based band. This is their lone (?) release. One member was possibly later in the trash band "Dirge".


29 Mar 2015

# 447 Straw Dogs - Dog's life

Side a: 1.We ain't dead (yet) , 2.All the lads
Side b: 1.Black leather , 2. Don't need (you)

Bonus Tracks: 1.Ralston walls , 2.Scotland (taken from the great compilation "Kik Rock Volume One" from 1982 with bands from the Kilmarnock area)
SCO/UK 1981

Fantastic self produced 4 track E.P. by this scotish punkers! This is their lone record so far i know. Sadly i haven't the ultra rare cover sleeve to my record. They had also two tracks on a local compilation (see above) i will give you as bonus tracks to this post. Enjoy it like myself!