15 Feb 2015
Side a: Motor body love
Side b: 1.One good reason , 2.Gimme a chance
One of the last RAW records releases (if not the last). A great punk/powerpop/postpunk 3 tracker delivered in a foldout picture sleeve. Recorded at the famous Spaceward studios. I love this record!
Side a: City girls
Side b: Piece of mind
The only release by this New Jersey (?) guy Joe Randazza. Great punk and Pubrock here on this record. It looks like a studio project and not like a proper band. I haven't found informations.
11 Jan 2015
Side a: Belgium ain't fun no more
Side b: Working man
Killer belgian punkrock stomper by this Oostende 6 piece group! This was their sole record release. Some members were later in Revenge 88.
This is a big one! I love it!
Side a: Glances
Side b: 1.Up and down , 2.Imagination
This is their lone release. A fine 3 track punk/post-punk record. They had also a fantastic John Peel session at the 14.5.1980 you can find here at the great Noise addiction II blog. Enjoy!
14 Dec 2014
Side a: Scooter boys
Side b: Soho
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".
Side a: So what
Side b: O.K.
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
Side a: 1.Can't have you , 2.On the telephone
Side b: 1.Businessman , 2.T.V. heaven
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!
Side a: Goody Goody bye bye
Side b: 1.City business , 2.T.V. fan
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".
"Goody goody bye bye" was covered by the band "Sex Crime" (with Ex-Epoxies/No-Talents members) in 2013.