25 Jan 2009
Side a: Millionaire
Side b: Me and my friend
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Described by NME writer Nick Kent as "Ladbroke Grove's answer to Wildman Fisher," Magic Michael -- aka Michael Cousins -- was a permanent fixture on the early-'70s U.K. hippy scene, albeit one who seemed destined to court controversy. Again according to Kent, he was once booed off-stage at a Hawkwind concert ("This is believed to be the first and only time such an event has occurred"), while he can also be spotted during the previous year's Glastonbury Fayre movie, performing naked before a decidedly hostile crowd. 1972 saw Magic Michael appearing at the Greasy Truckers Party; both the original limited-edition LP release and the 2007 three-CD reissue capture him in fine form, performing the 20-minute ad lib "Music Belongs to the People." He also recorded an entire album with Nirvana's Patrick Campbell-Lyons, scheduled for release on the Vertigo label, but ultimately canned. By 1973, Michael was working and recording within Brian Eno's orbit; he also auditioned unsuccessfully for the role of vocalist with Can. He also worked with Nick Lowe during 1976, offering up the self-composed "Little by Little" for the Stiff label compilation A Bunch of Stiffs. Three years elapsed before Magic Michael resurfaced, cutting a new single, "Millionaire," alongside Damned members Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible, and Algy Ward. Since that time, he has remained silent. ~ Dave Thompson, All Music Guide
Side a: The telephone rings again
Side a: I'm the bishop
Their 4th and final release before they split up. Two killer powerpop tracks with great funny lyrics.
The band is on the road again. Meet the band here and here.
18 Jan 2009
Side a: The Finger
Side b: Knock it down
The 4th 7" single by this english band and it's taken from their album " Emotional Warfare". "The Finger" is the hell of a catchy song ! This great number turns for hours in my head after i heard it. The b side is a non Lp track.
Side a: Animals
Side aa: Would wanna die for England
"Animals" is a strange post punk/new wave number but the aa side is a real punk cracker !
I don't know if Spider King was a band or only an one man projekt. I can't find infos about this record.
11 Jan 2009
Side a: 1.VICE CREEMS - No passion , 2.THE SPEEDOS - She's a rocker , 3.THE MAN EZEKE - Brixton reggae rock , 4.INTERMEZZO #1 , 5.PETER OUT & THE FADERS - Need you (oh yeah) , 6.THE ROBINS - Stuck on your own , 7.THE HAIRCUTS - Do remember L-L-Longwick , 8.WILD WILLY BARRETT - Nigel Pringle
Side b: 1.INTERMEZZO #2 , 2.CLUMSY - Help yourself , 3.ANAL SURGEONS - Wide boy , 4.SMIFFY - Ain't it good to be alive , 5.ABOTT - Roll me up , 6.INTERMEZZO # 3 , 7.KEN LIVERSAUGE - Gosseberry puss , 8.ROBERT & THE REMOULDS - L.A.G.O.C.O. , 9.REDWOOD - Just another weakend , 10. OUTRO
Superb local compilation from Aylesbury/UK. I own this record for many years now and i had a lot of fun to record this platter for this blog. It's really a great one and i enjoy every song on this record ! After 30 years, the compilation is now available on CD. Read more here.
4 Jan 2009
Side a: Revolt into style
Side b: Out of touch
Second single of Bill Nelson's Red Noise. "Revolt into style" is great quirky powerpoppy New Wave number in the vein of XTC. The single reached no. 69 in UK charts. Read more here and here.
Thanks to Kidnap who inspired me to this post.
Side a: 1.Saturday sunrise , 2.Love and a molotov cocktail
Side b: 1.Can i crash hre , 2.Me and my buddies , 3.Just for your sex
A masterpiece of a record ! Still one of my all time favourites ! This was The Flys first record. "Love and a molotov cocktail" was later re-released by the major record company EMI.
Side a: Another day (another girl)
Side b: Steppin' out (of line)
Fourth single from the Brighton/UK mod revival outfit. This is the release with the renamed song "Page 3" (Another day). First issue with a different cover was banned.
Jez Bird , singer of The Lambrettas, sadly died in August 2008. Read more here and here.