23 Nov 2008

# 125 The Flatbackers - Pumping iron


Side a: Pumping iron
Side b: Kid from kidbrooke
UK 1980
Fantastic first single of this all-girl trio from London. They had also recorded a John Peel session in the same year. I love this record !!

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# 124 The Smith - Here comes my baby


Side a: Here comes my baby
Side b: 1.Just another line , 2.Too late
UK 1981
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.

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# 123 The Jump - Tomorrow's mine


Side a: Tomorrow's mine
Side b: Love in the park
UK 197?
Good powerpop/pubrock on this one. I can't find any informations about the band.

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# 122 Rudi - When i was dead


Side a: When i was dead
Side b: 1.Bewerewolf! , 2.The pressure's on
N-IRL 1981
Fourth single of this trio from Northern Irland. This one cames out on Paul Weller's Jamming! record label. Read more here.

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# 121 The Reds - Whatcha'doin'to me


Side a: Whatcha'doin'to me
Side b: Not you
USA 1979
Great Texas punk. I think they released 2 albums and a few singles.I don't know much more.

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16 Nov 2008

# 120 The Bees - Mystery Date


Side a: 1.Mystery date , 2.It's a business doing pleasure with you
Side b: 1. Ruby , 2.Circiut breaker
USA 1979
Quirky New Wave/Punk from New York. Four great self penned numbers. This is their first of three releases they ever made.

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# 119 The Pork Dukes - Telephone masturbator


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)
UK 1978
Third single by this band from Witham/Essex. Love it ! Read more about the band here. They still active and playing live.

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# 118 Pullovers - Peter Pan pill


Side a: Peter Pan pill
Side b: Spare part surgery
UK 1980
Okay postpunk from a York based 5 piece band. The b side number has a good hook line and is the stronger song on this record.

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# 117 Cleaver - Walking Razor


Side a: Walking Razor
Side b: What about the kids ?
BEL 1980
Band from Belgium with an okay rockin powerpop record. They released in the same year an album on the same label. I can't find information about this group.

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# 116 The Fatal Charm - Paris


Side a: Paris
Side b: 1.Glitterbit , 2.Out of my head
UK 1979
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.

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9 Nov 2008

# 115 New Math - Die trying


Side a: Die trying
Side b: Angela
UK 1979
Good powerpop from this band. May they were from the Rochdale area ? I don't know. This is the promotional copy without the picture cover sleeve.

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# 114 The Smirks - American patriots


Side a: 1.Angry with myself , 2.Penetration
Side b: American patriots
UK1979
I love the Smirks !!

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# 113 Offs - Everyone's a bigot


Side a: Everyone's a bigot
Side b: Zero degrees
USA 1978
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.

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# 112 Static Routines - Rock'n'Roll clones


Side a: Rock'n'Roll clones
Side b: Sheet music
IRL 1979
5 pieces group from Dundalk in Irland with their one and only release on the Belfast label "Good Vibrations". Two cool punky powerpop tunes.

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# 111 Mobster - Simmer down


Side a: Simmer down
Side b: Mobster shuffle
UK 1980
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.

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2 Nov 2008

# 110 Shake - 10" E.P.


Side a: 1.Culture shock , 2.Glasshouse
Side b: 1.Dream on , 2. (But) Not mine
UK 1979
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.

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# 109 Fire Exit - Timewall


Side a: Timewall
Side b: Talkin' about myself
UK 1979
Great punk from Scotland, produced by Pat Collier of "The Vibrators". This is a very good platter.

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# 108 Speedometors - Tonight tonight


Side a: Tonight tonight
Side b: day in the lights
UK 1979
Good glammy powerpop from this five piece combo. This is their second release and they also had an LP out called "Day in the lights". They quit in 1980.

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# 107 Radiation - Johnny


Side a: Johnny
Side b: Last day
UK 1980
Sadly i now nothing about this group. May they were from Chorley ? Okay punkrock thats sound not to harsh for your ears.

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# 106 Denizens - People of the night


Side a: People of the night
Side b: Ammonia Subway
UK 1979
A trio from Birmingham with an ex-member of "Brent Ford & the Nylons". Catchy powerpop/post punk. Two good self-written numbers.

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