26 Apr 2015
Side a: Wishing my life
Side b: She knows
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.
Side a: 1.Socialogical alleycats , 2.Sid did
Side b: 1.Modern history , 2.Triangular resistance
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
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)
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!
Side a: Tomorrows world
Side b: Fast food
Lone output by Pete Zear on his own label. Recorded and produced by Rat Scabies (of The Damned) and backed by two members of the migthy "The Ruts" on drums and bass. Cool punky Pub Rock on this platter.
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".