26 Feb 2017

# The Pop Guns - Home address burning road

Side a: Home address burning road
Side b: Keep it a secret
SA 1981
Cool powerpop by this Spring (Suburbs of Johannesburg) based four piece band with their sole release. This was released on  Radium Records, the home of the band "Radio Rats", also from South Africa. I love it !


# 491 Mr. Clean - Sick of you

Side a: Sick of you
Side b: Sleepy
USA 1979
Fine little gem by this California based band.  We have here two self penned rockin' powerpop numbers on this record. It seems this was their lone release. I can't find more infos.
Enjoy !


22 Jan 2017

# 490 Cheryl - Killer kiss

Side a: Killer kiss
Side b: It's me
UK 1981
Superb quirky powerpop/new wave on this record by London born Cheryl Powling. This was her lone record release. Please read more here. I love this platter !


# 489 Young Moderns - Body won't obey

Side a: Body won't obey
Side b: (She's a) Disposable girl
USA 1982

Cool female fronted 5 piece band out of California. Two quirky offbeat/new wave tracks here on this record. Maybe their sole release ? I don't now. Enjoy !


4 Dec 2016

# 488 April South - The Rockelly singles

RKR 10381 Side a: April & The Pennies - Love and inspiration
RKR 10381 Side b: Paddy Boy & The Pennies - You're so different from the rest
IRL 1981

RKR 10780 Side a: April & The Pennies - Light of love
RKR 10780 Side b: The Pennies - Paradise walk
IRL 1980

RKR 10781 Side a: April South & The Pennies - Heroes of the night
RKR 10781 Side b: April South & The Pennies - Come the dawn
IRL 1981

Great singles of April South (her real name is Marian Curry) under different names. All the singles were pressed at the Ellie Jay pressing plant. Every single is a winner !
You can read more here and here.
Enjoy it !


30 Nov 2016

# 487 April South - The chains that bind me

Side a: The chains that bind me
Side b: You want to rock
ENG 1982

Second and final single for the "President" label after April South moved to London. Two very good rocking Powerpop tracks with hints of NWOBHM. I love it !


30 Oct 2016

# 486 April South - Heroes of the night

Side a: Heroes of the night
Side b: The boys are out to get me
IRL 1982
Her first (of two) release for the london based "President" label. The song on side a was also released under the name April South & The Pennies on "Rockelly records" with a different b side (Come the dawn). Great rockin' powerpop by this irish rock lady.  Later releases of April South are real Heavy Metal. You can hear it on the compilation "Green Metal" from 1985. Enjoy this two great tracks !


# 485 Duggie Briggs Band - Flashes on it (again)

Side a: 1. Poison Ivy , 2. The Gambler
Side b: 1. Headin' , 2. 42 hours late
NIRL 1978
Final release on the small, but fine "it" label from Portadown/Northern Irland. The five piece band was also from Portadown and this is their second and also final E.P. befor they disappear into the unknown.
Great piano driven Punk'n'Roll ! Enjoy it !


25 Sep 2016

# 484 Aftermath - For you

Side a: For you
Side b: Mixed up kid
NIR 1980

Cool mod/powerpop by this Belfast based band. This is their lone and self released record. In my opinion the songs are a little bit too long, But nevertheless a good record!


# 483 The Beans - All night radio

Side a: All night radio
Side b: Look at Patti
USA 1979

Debut single by this San Francisco based group. Nice garage punk/postpunk on this platter. They made also a second single called "Surf's up" in the same year.