27 Dec 2010
Side a: U.F.O.
Side b: Viva Bobby Joe
Second and final single on the famous "Lightning Records" label. Track a is a superb selp-penned punk stomper and the b side is a cool version of an "Equals" number. Love this band and love this record ! Read more here. A great retrospective with 28 tracks was released on "Overground Records" in 1998.
Side a: Downtown
Side b: Please call my number
A four piece band from Slough/Hounslow UK with their lone single. The a side is a very good version of the Petula Clark hit and the b side is a superb self penned number. Great !
Side a: Love on the phone
Side b: Bad boy
Good radio friendly powerpop/poprock here on this record. Both songs are taken from her lone LP. The single reaches # 87 in the US Billboard charts. Suzanne works now as a teacher. I like this platter !
28 Nov 2010
Side a: Why should it happen to me?
Side b: Cardiac arrest
First output of this Huddersfield lads was released on the "Psycho" label who brought us the "Incredible Kidda Band" too. Two great mod revival tracks here on this platter.Please read everything here.
17 Oct 2010
Side a: 1.King And Country , 2.Our Street Numbers , 3.This Is My Night Out , 4.If You Got To Go
Side b: 1.Friend Or Foe , 2.Out Of Sight (Hey Hey Hey) , 3.Wasting My Time , 4.This Is What It's All About
This great record is a little bit misterious and i'm not sure about the song names. I found them in the web. Some rumours say that's the same band with another singer as the band who feature on the "Mods Mayday 79" compilation. You know more ? The music is strong influenced by the mighty "The Jam". Love it !
Side a: 1.Keep your dress on , 2.Telephone , 3.Come and take me tonight , 4.Kings Cross ladies , 5.Pass me by , 6.Dooya?
Side b: 1.Robbery , 2.Lights go out at nine , 3.Making me so sad , 4.I'm in the mood , 5.Baby , 6.Mam'Selle
Famous lone album by this Perth/AUS based group. I own this record many,many years now and i'm still in love with it !
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19 Sep 2010
Side a: Me and Bobby Magee
Side b: Suzy D
A good remake of a Kris Kristofferson hit-tune on the a side and a cool self-penned powerpop number on the b side! The band was from the Nothern Irland area and this was their lone release on the famous irish label "Rip Off Records".
The good people of "Sing Sing Records" in New York will release a compilation of "Rip Off Records" in November with all the hits and unreleased stuff. So watch out for this !
Side a: Disco Veteran
Side b: I've seen it vomit
Great early punk rock here on this platter ! The record was release on Slime Toads label "Toadstool". I don't know where the band is from in the UK . I haven't found more infos.
29 Aug 2010
Side a: 1.Person to person , 2.Surf suicide , 3.Heartbreak
Side b: 1.Clam up , 2.Mary cut her hair , 3.Cold as the rain
Great "Go Go's" alike powerpop! They band was from L.A./California (maybe?). This was a 12" release but the title song was also released as a 7" on a sub-label of Bomp records. I haven't found more informations.
Side a: 1.(I'm her) Sex toy , 2.Family,Work,Neighborhood,Peace&Freedom , 3.The Ladder , 4.Advertising girl , 5.Void fill , 6.Sex life , 7.Black is not a color (It's a situation)
Side b: 1.Ou est? , 2.Without consummation , 3.Keeping me honest , 4.Inspected by #7 , 5.Push & pull , 6.Vi-sectomy , 7.How it's done
Lone LP bis this Chicago/USA based band. Superb new wave here on this platter. I like it ! Meet the band here.
Side a: 1.Turn the other way around , 2.Critics' choice , 3.Don't knock on my door , 4.Always in the news , 5.Dime store lies , 6.Can't live in a dream
Side b: 1.Just a tragedy , 2.Stop now , 3.Grow up , 4.Roamin' catholic , 5.Stuck on you , 6.Ordinary
A superb and complete underrated record ! The band was from Haddon Heights/NJ and this is their lone album. After this record they have to change their name because Quincy Jones was not amused with the band name. Read more here.
18 Jul 2010
Side a: I've had enough
Side b: Show 'em now
Another band with the name "Scene". The group is hard to locate. The record label was from Walsall in the West Midlands maybe the band too? Two great self penned mod revival songs here on this record. I like it !
Side a: Second best
Side b: 1. Seas , 2.Here i go again
A Bristol/UK area based band with their lone and self-released record.Okay songs but complete under-produced (or should i say better, wrong produced?) and flat sounding powerpop. I don't know much more.
11 Jul 2010
Side a: 20th century girl
Side b: 1.New town refugee , 2.Stole your drugs
A four piece combo from Queensferry/SCO with their lone release on their own "Fokker Records" label. I don't know much more. A cool record.
4 Jul 2010
Side a: 1.Spaceheart , 2.Pickup
Side b: 1.On a leach , 2.Changing fractions
Band from Detroit/MI with their first single. They had also released a split record with a band called "Americats". I don't know much more.
20 Jun 2010
Side a: Make it the same
Side b: 1.Funnier than love , 2.Empty boulevards
Band from Rhode Island featuring John Linnel of " They Might be giants". Fine New Wave/Powerpop here on this record. Read more here.
13 Jun 2010
Side a: No more shit for the kids
Side b: Breakdown
The record came out on Polydor in the Nederlands. But it was maybe an italien band. Do you know much more ? Side a is killer basic punk stomper. The b side is more hardrock. A fine record.
16 May 2010
Side a: Doing it the english way !
Side b: Easy to do it to
I don't know anything about this band. I bought this record many,many moons ago in a small record shop in London for a pound because the cover looks interesting. But the sound is surprisingly good Powerpop/Pubrock and i'm still in love with this platter.
Side a: 1.Be mine , 2.Kick me one more time
Side b: It's only me
Second and final single by this North London/UK based group. It was released on the "Lightning Records" label, like their first 7", with a gatefold cover sleeve.. Great record.
Side a: With one bound he was free
Side b: 1.Mobile home , 2.Send in the clones
4th single (of 9) by Bunk Dogger (a.k.a. Tim Phillips), This one was backed by "The Mechanics". Superb piece of New Wave and Powerpop. I love the track "Send in the clones" !
Side a: Born to be special
Side b: 1.80's girl , 2.Give generously
This was released on the Carrere Records label with a gatefold sleeve. The track on side a sounds extremly like "The Beat" and the other two songs are more powerpop. I haven't found informations about this band. It's maybe their second single.
Side a: Rich and nasty
Side b: Summer in Russia
Lone single by this Mersey area based band. The band features Wayne Hussey who was later in "The Mission" and "The Sisters of Mercy" and many more. A fine piece of wax.
1 May 2010
Side a: Give 'em a fight
Side b: Radioactive love
Heavy "Johnny Thunders + The Heartbreakers" influenced punkrock from Cortland/NY. Especially the track on side b. One of the band members was later in "The Effigies". Killer stuff !
Side a: 1.Everything , 2.Heart collector , 3.Bad boys
Side b: 1.I got money , 2.Tough guy , 3.Serious
A band from Napa/California with their lone (?) release. Another fine piece of end 70's , early 80's american powerpop. I haven't found infos about the group.
Side a: 1.Please say yes , 2.Hang around here , 3.Vera
Side b: 1.Fads , Time won't let me , 3.Karolyn , 4.Beef bowl
A good mix of R'n'R/Powerpop and Ska on this record. The band was (maybe?) from Los Angeles. Not a bad platter.
18 Apr 2010
Side a: 1.Stagnant minds , 2.Sale of the century
Side b: 1.Rituals , 2.Subliminal cuts
Killer release by this Oxfordshire/UK based band ! Every track's a winner. Read more here.
Side a: Kimberly you're boring
Side b: Bus to bus
Very good powerpop on this 7" single. I haven't found infos about this group. They were maybe from California. The record was recorded in Hollywood/L.A.
Side a: Another Heartline
Side b: Weather station
5th single by this London/UK band. "Another Heartline" is a good Synthesizer driven new wave number. The b side track is a cracking, punky fast forward new wave track not unlike the "XTC". A real winner !
4 Apr 2010
Side a: 1.Too many weirdos , 2.Another lonely night , 3.No expectations , 4.Shame on me , 5.Ghostride , 6.Danger in the city
Side b: 1.Bad boy , 2.Where is justice , 3.Accident , 4.San Salvador , 5.Losers and thieves , 6.Hungry loving , 7.So unreal , 8.Tomorrow
Superb lone LP by this Hilversum/NL based band. A masterpiece of dutch powerpop ! Meet the band here.
Side a: Mr. Tambourine man
Side b: Credit
Cool punky new wave version of this old Bob Dylan classic. The b side is a good, fast selfpenned new wave number. I haven't found informations about this group.
28 Mar 2010
Side a: Words without conviction
Side b: 1. Norman , 2.Fashion fool
Killer lone (?) release by this Burnley/UK based band. This superb record was released on the "Snotty snail" label who was running by the "Not Sensibles". You know anything more ?