31 Dec 2015

# 466 Jetz - Buy one

Side a: 1. (I gotta) Buy one , 2. TV man
Side b: 1. Long distance love , 2. Drive my car
USA 1981
A very nice 4 track E.P. by this Washington D.C. based group. We have here on this record 3 fine, selfpenned powerpop numbers and a lame radiopop number. I think this was their lone release, but i'm not sure. There were to many bands with name "Jetz". I like it !


# 465 A Matter of Taste ! - turn us over

Side a: Turn us over
Side b: 1. How come yer up? , 2. Never runaway
USA 1981
Very nice New Wave/Powerpop single by this 6 piece band from Bridgton/ME based band with male/female vocals. As far as i know this is their sole release. Enjoy!


30 Nov 2015

# 464 Driver - Let's rock tonight

Side a: Let's rock tonight
Side b: See rock city
USA 1980
Great rocking punk by this New York City based band. The b-side is real cracker!! Maybe their sole release. Enjoy !


# 463 - Pressure Stops - Bedsitter

Side a: Bedsitter
Side b: 1.Control , 2.Day in the life
UK 1981
Lesser known second single by Pressure Stops (of "Crash wonder" fame). Cool mix of white reggae and post-punk and powerpop. Released on "Airplay" records.I like it!


31 Oct 2015

#462 Charts - Tears

Side a: Tears
Side b: Time is up
BEL 1979
Nice charming and amateurish DIY punkrock from Belgium, released on Eden Records. No more infos available. This was also post on the great "Girls from Tahiti" blog a few years ago.


# 461 Dogwatch - Cut outs

Side a: Cut outs
Side b: Mornington Crescent
UK 1980

Obscure little platter by this Brighton based band. One side is ska-artrock with a violin solo and a good chorus line. The other side is more artrock. Nevertheless a fine record! This is their second release. They had also released a live record on Bridge House records in 1979. See more here.


27 Sept 2015

# 460 - The Cheesedogs - Rita Jenrette

Side c: 1.Rita Jenrette , 2.No fair
Side d: 1.Radio , 2.Something tells me no
USA 1981
Entertaining 4 track E.P. by this Garwood/NJ based band. Music ranges from Powerpop to weird New Wave to radio friendly college pop. This might be their sole release and it's a fine one.


# 459 Static -s/t

Side a: Voice on the line
Side b: Stealin'
UK 1982
Nice lone release by this band. Side a is a very nice powerpop tune with some heavy metal solo guitars. Side b is more NWOBHM/Hardrock but also not bad. Cover is a stamped innersleeve without informations, just the bandname on it. Cool!


30 Aug 2015

# 458 The Squad - Born in the concrete

Side a: Born in the concrete
Side b: Polythene chicks
DEN 1980
Great Mod revival/Powerpop by this danish trio. Maybe their lone release.
This record was also posted on the great KBD blog a few years ago.
Enjoy it again!


# 457 Salford Jets - She's gonna break your heart

Side a: She's gonna break your heart
Side b: Bright city lights
UK 1980
I love the Salford Jets!
6th single by this long running band. And they are still active!


26 Jul 2015

# 456 The Aristocrats - My date

Side a: My date
Side b: I want to be a landlord
USA 1981
Great quirky powerpop from this Harrisburg/ Pennsylvania trio. This is their lone (?) release. Member Jay Spiegel forms in the early 90's the band Gumball. A cool record!


# 455 Denny and the Dropouts - s/t

Side a: Ginny
Side b: First love baby
USA 1980 (?)
Fine 60's inspired powerpop/pop/new wave from this girl fronted New Jersey quintet. I havent found much informations about this group. Please read more here. And there are some videos on youtube. Enjoy!


28 Jun 2015

# 454 Lynx - See the light

Side a: See the light
Side b: C.I.A.
UK 1978
Fantastic lone effort by this Yorkshire (?) based band. Two great 60's influenced powerpop numbers written by Jon Keighley. Great record!!!
I love it!!


# 453 The Stingrays - Gotta take you out tonight

Side a: Gotta take you out tonight
Side b: Video
USA 1981
Detroit based Stingrays with their sole release. Two fine self penned powerpop songs on this record. I like it!


# 452 The Boys - I saw the night hawk

Side a: 1.I saw the nighthawk , 2.Get back easy
Side b: Arabian song
NL 1982
Nice poprock with hints of powerpop on this record. Maybe the lone platter by this Arnhem(?) based 4 piece group. This 7" record got a extremly oversized cover (25x22,5 cm).


24 May 2015

# 451 Regulators - What's in the city

Side a: That's right nothings left
Side b: What's in the city
CAN 1979
A 4 pieces band from Toronto with their lone (?) release. Piano driven powerpop with nice melodies. Cool record!


# 450 Crash 80's - Waiting for the heat

Side a: Thrills
Side b: Waiting for the heat
CAN 1980
Sole release by this London/Ontario based 5 piece group. Two nice selfpenned punky powerpop numbers here on this record. Enjoy it!


26 Apr 2015

# 449 The Sines - Wishing my life

Side a: Wishing my life
Side b: She knows
UK 1982
Great and lone release by this Teesside group. The two mod/powerpop tracks remind me of "The Chords". The band came out of the ashes from "The Slaves" , a short lived punk band with Gloria of "Blitzkrieg Bop". The Sines also had a track called Jonathan on a "Melody Maker" freebie. They shared the record with "The The". I think, if they released this single 2 or 3 years earlier, they could be as great as "The Chords" or like the other mod revival bands. With maybe an appearance at the "Top of the Pops" tv show. I'm added "Jonathan" as a bonus track to this post.
Enjoy it!


# 448 Da-Works - Socialogical alleycats

Side a: 1.Socialogical alleycats , 2.Sid did
Side b: 1.Modern history , 2.Triangular resistance
USA 1980
A very nice DIY-ish 4 track E.P. by this New Jersey based band. This is their lone (?) release. One member was possibly later in the trash band "Dirge".


29 Mar 2015

# 447 Straw Dogs - Dog's life

Side a: 1.We ain't dead (yet) , 2.All the lads
Side b: 1.Black leather , 2. Don't need (you)

Bonus Tracks: 1.Ralston walls , 2.Scotland (taken from the great compilation "Kik Rock Volume One" from 1982 with bands from the Kilmarnock area)
SCO/UK 1981

Fantastic self produced 4 track E.P. by this scotish punkers! This is their lone record so far i know. Sadly i haven't the ultra rare cover sleeve to my record. They had also two tracks on a local compilation (see above) i will give you as bonus tracks to this post. Enjoy it like myself!


# 446 Pete Zear - Tomorrows world

Side a: Tomorrows world
Side b: Fast food
UK 1979
Lone output by Pete Zear on his own label. Recorded and produced by Rat Scabies (of The Damned) and backed by two members of the migthy "The Ruts" on drums and bass. Cool punky Pub Rock on this platter.