9 Nov 2014

# 437 Red Tape - Can't have you


Side a: 1.Can't have you , 2.On the telephone
Side b: 1.Businessman , 2.T.V. heaven
USA 1981
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!

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# 436 The Staff - Goody Goody bye bye


Side a: Goody Goody bye bye
Side b: 1.City business , 2.T.V. fan
FRA 1980
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".
Love it!!
"Goody goody bye bye" was covered by the band "Sex Crime" (with Ex-Epoxies/No-Talents members) in 2013.

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# 435 The Indicators - No age for love


Side a: No age for love
Sibe b: To work it out
BEL 1983
Nice pop/powerpop record by this belgian band. It looks like this was their sole release.

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13 Oct 2014

# 434 Dizzy and the Romilars - Daily Dose


Side a: 1.She's got ???? , 2.The stir , 3.Foreign correspondent
Side b: 1.Night crawlers , 2.China , 3.Push button drive
USA 1982
Killer punky New wave from this female fronted New York City quartet. This 6 track mini album was their second and final output. The singer Ramona Lee Jan was also in the "Comateens".
Love this platter!!

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# 433 Dirty Work - s/t


Side a: Never give an inch
Side b: The lady likes cocaine
USA 1979
Great first single by this Greenbelt (Maryland) band. Side a is a fantastic punker while the b side is a great pubrock song. See for the second output here.

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21 Sep 2014

# 432 Terry Tranz N' The Vestites - s/t


Side a: We've had it here
Side b: State hand out
UK 1981
Great sole release by this Middlesbrough four piece group. Two self-penned songs that remind me a bit of "Johnny Moped".
You can find some informations about Teesside bands here

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# 431 The Sets - s/t

Side a: Love ain't what it used to be
Side b: Life on an L.1
AUS 1981
Sidney based mod band with their lone vinyl release. They released a CD out in 2011 for their comeback on stage. Meet the band here.



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17 Aug 2014

# 430 Motivo - They

Side a: They
Side b: Bad guys
BEL 1980
Lone release by this belgian band. Very nice female fronted powerpop/poprock on this record. My favorite is the track on the b side of this platter. I haven't found informations about this group.

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# 429 The Cartoons - City boy gone insane


Side a: City boy gone insane
Side b: Love in Texas
USA 1980
Very nice powerpop record from Texas. This is their lone (?) release on the singer's/songwriter's own label.

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20 Jul 2014

# 428 The Quads - Gotta getta job


Side a: Gotta getta job
Side b: Gang of kids
UK 1981
Superb 4th single by this Birmingham based band. they are very well known for the "There Must Be Thousands" single , a favourite by John Peel. Please read ore here. I love this record!

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