29 Dec 2008
Side a: Blast off
Side b: Airline disaster
Second and final release from the Shapes. This was a co-production of "Good Vibration" records and their own "Sofa" records label. Read everything about the band here.
21 Dec 2008
Side a: Prisoners
Side b: Sunstroke
What is powerpop music without the Vapors ??!! This is their first release. Prisoners is a cracker of a song !! And i think, this song is much better than their massive hit "Turning japanese" who reached no.3 in the UK charts. Oh yes ! I love the Vapors !!
Side a: 1.I crave to be hermaphrodite , 2. X-ray
Side b: Storm
Obscure post punk on "Abstract Records". Produced by Nicky Garret of the mighty "U.K. Subs".
The songs on the a-side sounds a littlebit strange to my ears but the song on the b-side is a good track. Sadly i haven't a cover sleeve.
14 Dec 2008
Side a: 1.Cover band , 2.Annette's got the hits , 3.I hate my school
Side b: 1.Clorox girls , 2.S&M party , 3.Standing in front of poseur
This record is fuckin' brilliant ! An american punk classic. This was their first platter and their best in my opinion. Read more about Red(d) C(K)ross here. Or meet them on MySpace.
Side a: 1.Rotten Rock&Roll , 2.Keep your mouth shut , 3.Secrets , 4.Affront , 5.The Dispossessed
Side b: 1.The Pain , 2.Kerb crawler , 3.Tony , 4.London , 5.Laundry machine
I think this is a littlebit a forgotten record. This was only released in Germany but the band is (maybe) from the London area. Good political DIY/powerpop/punk. I like it ! Read more here.
8 Dec 2008
Side a: Small ads
Side b: Motorway madness
This is one of three singles i know from this band. All records were released in 1981. I don't know which one was the first. I love this very british feeling on their records which reminds me of bands like "Madness" or "The Monks". Great !
Side a: I need nothing
Side b: Electrocutioner
Recorded in 1977 and released in 1978. This is the third single of the mighty Menace. They play again and have a new record out with a new singer. Please check out the band's website.
1 Dec 2008
Side a: 1.Sid Vicious was innocent , 2.Going through the motions
Side b: 1.Baby we're not in love , 2.When you're weary
This is their second release. An okay punky pop record with the stronger songs on side a.
23 Nov 2008
Side a: Here comes my baby
Side b: 1.Just another line , 2.Too late
A band from Taunton/UK. The a side is a great version of an old Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) number and the other ones are self-penned songs.
16 Nov 2008
Side a: 1.Mystery date , 2.It's a business doing pleasure with you
Side b: 1. Ruby , 2.Circiut breaker
Quirky New Wave/Punk from New York. Four great self penned numbers. This is their first of three releases they ever made.
Side a: Telephone masturbator (surprise someone with a phone call tonite)
Side b: Melody makers (a tibute to the gentlepersons of the great british music press)
Third single by this band from Witham/Essex. Love it ! Read more about the band here. They still active and playing live.
Side a: Paris
Side b: 1.Glitterbit , 2.Out of my head
First release of the Huddersfield based band. They have also 3 songs on the "Dead Good Records" label sampler called "East". Sadly i havent a cover. A good New Wave/Punk/Powerpop platter.
9 Nov 2008
Side a: Everyone's a bigot
Side b: Zero degrees
Band from San Francisco with their second release. The a side is a good "Clash style" reggae tune and the other side is a great punk song with saxophone. Read more about the band here.
Side a: Simmer down
Side b: Mobster shuffle
Good version of the Bob Marley classic "Simmer down" on the a side from this UK band. The b side is a lame ska version of the "William Tell Overture". This record was released in the UK , France , Scandinavia and in Canada on different labels.
2 Nov 2008
Side a: 1.Culture shock , 2.Glasshouse
Side b: 1.Dream on , 2. (But) Not mine
After the break of "The Rezillos", Jo Callis, Angel Patterson and Simon Templar formed "Shake". They playded a good mix of powerpop/punk and all four songs are worth listening. Jo and Angel are back now in "The Rezillos" again.
25 Oct 2008
Side a: 1.Moving target , 2.Raped
Side b: 1.Escalator hater , 2.Normal
That's what i call punkrock ! Still one of my favourites. Loud, outrages and controversial.This record makes you pogoing the hole day ! "Normal i'm not normal"....
19 Oct 2008
Side a: 1.Isn't anything sacred , 2.Here comes another lonely , 3.No more running , 4.You gotta lotta nerve , 5.I can hardly wait , 6.Can't help myself
Side b: 1.I must be crazy , 2.Please don't say you love me , 3.We all make mistakes , 4.Why'd you have to lie , 5.Do you wanna break my heart , 6.How much longer
What a great record this is ! Full of catchy melodies and singalongs. Very poppy powerpop. Clive Culbertson is a highly gifted songwriter and is very well known for his solo track "Time to kill". They also released a 7" under the name "No Sweat" on the northern irish label "Rip Off". A retrospective of "The Sweat" and "Clive Culbertson" is now available on CD at the japanese label "1977 Records".
12 Oct 2008
Side a: 1.My sisters goes jet set , 2.No results , 3.Throwaway kids
Side b: 1.Double nightmare , 2.Witte banen,zwart banen , 3.Fashion
Cool dutch punk with a little bit of ska. The band was from Utrecht. This is their only release.