31 Oct 2015

#462 Charts - Tears

Side a: Tears
Side b: Time is up
BEL 1979
Nice charming and amateurish DIY punkrock from Belgium, released on Eden Records. No more infos available. This was also post on the great "Girls from Tahiti" blog a few years ago.


# 461 Dogwatch - Cut outs

Side a: Cut outs
Side b: Mornington Crescent
UK 1980

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

# 460 - The Cheesedogs - Rita Jenrette

Side c: 1.Rita Jenrette , 2.No fair
Side d: 1.Radio , 2.Something tells me no
USA 1981
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.


# 459 Static -s/t

Side a: Voice on the line
Side b: Stealin'
UK 1982
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!


30 Aug 2015

# 458 The Squad - Born in the concrete

Side a: Born in the concrete
Side b: Polythene chicks
DEN 1980
Great Mod revival/Powerpop by this danish trio. Maybe their lone release.
This record was also posted on the great KBD blog a few years ago.
Enjoy it again!


# 457 Salford Jets - She's gonna break your heart

Side a: She's gonna break your heart
Side b: Bright city lights
UK 1980
I love the Salford Jets!
6th single by this long running band. And they are still active!


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!