4 Dec 2011
Side a: Fool
Side b: Comic book heroes
Final single by the last incarnation of the Tearjerkers. Only two original members (Nigel Hamilton , now on guitar + Brian Rawson) played here together with a female singer (Janine Mullawey). Both songs are originally penned by Tearjerkers and re-recorded for this single. Read more here and meet the band here.
13 Nov 2011
Side a: Jenny
Side b: Loving touch
Very fine US powerpop on this record. The band was from San Francisco and is well known from the "Rising Stars of San Francisco" (1981) compilation. These tracks here are much better than songs on the compilation. Cool !!
9 Oct 2011
Side a: 1.NO SUPPORT -Because , 2.No SUPPORT - Subway
Side b: 1.THE LIMPS - Hi fashion , 2.THE LIMPS - Circa 2
This is the first of two split singles the bands released together on the fine "Matchbox Classics" label. All songs are great D.I.Y. punk. This was the first release of the Matchbox label. Both bands had also one track on the very fine single compilation " 8 from the 80's - A Carlisle Compilation" who was released from the same label. Great !!!
Side a: Hitch
Side b: Beautiful lady
We have here a ok powerpoppy New Wave track on the a side and lame reggae number on the flip side. This was released on the Hurricane label who bring us also The Magnets. I haven't found infos about Flix.
18 Sep 2011
Side a: 1.Rear view mirror , 2.Brand new beat , 3.Slow motion , 4.Rockette
Side b: 1. 7 Digits , 2.Sensors , 3.Atomic love , 4.It's a surprise
Very fine powerpoppy new wave from this Boston/MA based 5 piece band. This is their lone 12" release. Maybe they had a single out with "Rear view mirror" on it. I like "Atomic love" very much but the other songs are good too. Really a cool record !
Side a: 1.Sight , 2.Professional girls
Side b: 1.X-Ray spies , 2.Paper lover
Cool new wave-ish (power)poprock with a good female singer. The band were from Austin/TX. I think this is the one and only record they had released. This is really not a bad record.
Side a: 1.Knock it off , 2.I need you , 3. Don't bother me
Side b: 1. In such a hurry , 2.Bop till we drop , 3.Not my girl
"This Kids" were from Oceanside/California and i don't know if this was their lone release. We have here 5 okay powerpop tracks and a boring rock'n'roll number. I haven't found infos about this group.
14 Aug 2011
30 Jul 2011
Side a: No use
Side b: Yeah-Yoh
BEL 1980/81 ?
Killer ! Killer ! Killer ! A fantastic punk tune on the a side while the b side is more a "2 Tone-ish" ska track but also great ! Haven't found informations about this combo. I love this record !
Side a: Summertime
Side b: Temporarily out of control
A band from Cleveland Heights/Ohio with their lone release. They had also one track on a Cleveland compilation called "Pride of Cleveland". The b side is a killer tune ! The a side is more pop but not bad.
13 Jun 2011
Side a: 1. Arrods don't sell'em , 2. Soldier boy
Side b: Starfight
Superb glam/punk/NWOBHM by this Norwich/UK based band with their sole release. The best "Bridge House Records" platter ever released i think. Love it !
Side a: Cinderella
Side b: Living with the times
Cool powerpop/new wave from this Ballyfermot (Dublin) guy with his first release. Sadly Tony Coughlan (Koklin) is no longer with us. Read more here and here.
Single 1 / Side a: Problem child , Side b: Suspicion
Singe 2 / Side a: I'm in love with you (again) , Side b: Never should have told you
After releasing both (coverless) singles as a lone release, "Whiplash records" decided to release the records again as a double single with cover. In my opinion the second single is the better one. Cool punkrock.
15 May 2011
Side a: Stepped on
Side b: Love my baby like a car
First 7" single (after a 10" single) by this Boston (MA) based band. A very cool powerpop song on the a side while the flipside is more rock. Meet Gary Shane here.
Side a: Really got me goin'
Side b: Oy
First (of two) single by this "Lightning records" band. The guitar player Phil Collen was later/or is still in the "Popmetal" band Def Leppard. Read more here.
Requested by Frank Miller
16 Apr 2011
Side a: Do you do you brush your teeth ?
Side b: Grasshopper
A cool "Plastic Bertrand" sound alike track on the a side by this belgian girl. The b side is more new wave but not bad. I think this was only a studio project and only released in France on the major label "Vogue". I like it this record !!
Side a: I want to work in a bank
Side b: Confusing ourselves
Lone (?) release by this Ontario/CAN based band. Cool powerpop and punk on this 2 tracker.
The singer Kim Clarke sadly passed away in December 2010.
Side a: Be my girl
Side b: Time to fight
Second single by the belgian band Bucks Danny (named after a french comic hero) and only released in the Nederlands. The singer was a member of the mighty "Hubble Bubble". The record i own isn't in a good shape and the b side has a lot of crackles and backnoises. But it's the better record than the first one "Stick to you". And i love the a side !
2 Apr 2011
Side a: 1.Lipstics, britfics a sane' silc du , 2.Rhedeg rhag y torpidos , 3.Motobeics o Japan , 4.Merch mewn miliwn , 5.Bywyd personol James Bond
Side b: 1.Pwy wyt ti'n mynd 'da nawr? , 2.Un curiadLlai , 3.Radio cymru (VHF) , 4.John (Cwrw ar ei gornfflecs) , 5.Beth sy'n dod rhyngom ni? , 6.N****rs cymraeg
Superb lone LP by this Swansea based group. Please read more here.
Low Down Kids released a fantastic compilation of their singles a few years ago. Love this record !!
23 Mar 2011
Side a: 1.Someone new somewhere , 2.I think i'm gonna go rigth out of my head , 3.Night , 4Out of view
Side b: 1.Rock capital , 2.She wants it all , 3.Walking in the heat , 4.Trapped in the wreckage , 5.Alcoholic
Lone LP bis this Sidney/AUS based group. A very fine record ! Read more here and here.
25 Feb 2011
Side a: She's my baby
Side b: This generation
USA 198? (some said 1980,some said 1981, i heard 1983)
Superb punky rock'n'roll on this 2 tracker. The band was maybe from Burbank/CA. But i'm not sure about that.