23 Jun 2013

# 398 The Critics - Town girl

Side a: Town girl
Side b: 1. Plastic valentine , 2. Without you
UK 1981
Great Powerpop/Mod Revival 3 tracker by this five piece band. The title song sounds a littlebit like a "Dexys Midnight Runners" number but two times faster. Recorded at the famous Cargo Studios in Rochdale. I haven't found more informations.


# 397 Victim Eyes - It's alright

Side a: 1. It's alright , 2. Hate you with passion
Side b: 1. Ray Davies , 2. Follow your heart
USA 1980
Band from Detroit/Michigan with their sole release. Very good punky rock, mixed with powerpop here on this record. Recorded in Ann Arbor at A-Square Studio's.


2 Jun 2013

# 396 The Onits - Weekend wrestler

Side a: Weekend wrestler
Side b: Gamma rays
CAN 1980
A band from Cambridge/Ontario with their lone record. Read more here. The record was also posted on the great Shotgun Solution blog. I love this record !


# 395 The Illustrators - Prove my manhood

Side a: Prove my manhood
Side b: You gave me a diamond
USA 1980
Nice little gemm here. A male/female fronted band with their sole (?) release. I haven't found informations. It was released on Panik records and the writer of the songs was Maurice Method. I prefer the punky powerpop track on the b side.