Sunday, December 6, 2009

V/A - Cumstains Over My Record Collection / Kick Your Mama's Ass LPs

Here are 2 older KBD style compilations that were requested a while back. The KYMA LP says "Vol. 1" on the cover but I don't think there ever were any others. 

V/A - Cumstains Over My Record Collection LP
Terrorways - Never Been To Borstal (New Zealand, 1979)
Raped - B.1.C. (UK, 1978)
Epileptics - 1970's (UK, 1979)
Ice 9 - 27.3 (USA, 1979)
Media - TV Kids (UK, 1979)
Degenerates - Radio Anarchy (USA, 1982)
Pitfall - Movements (Netherlands, 1981)
Upper Jaw Mask - Whiskers-Zak Zero (Italy, 1979)
Sado-nation - I'm Trouble (USA, 1980)
Bleach Boys - That Neutron Taste (UK, 1983)
Out Of Out Heads - Warzone (Germany, 1981)
Enemy - Trendy Violence (USA, 1979)
Hypnotics - Stole A Maserati (USA, 1983)
Bad Posture - Time For Smack (USA, 1983)
The Method - Dynamo (UK, 1977)
Terrorways - Short-Haired Rock and Roll (New Zealand, 1980)



V/A - Kick Your Mama's Ass Vol. 1 LP
Sods - R.A.F. (Denmark, 1979)
Mad - The Hell (USA, 1979)
Eppu Normaali - Poliisi pamputtaa taas (Finland, 1978)
Kids - I Don't Care (Belgium, 1978)
Predator - Punk Man (UK, 1978)
Rancid X - Intoxication (Italy, 1978)
F.U.2 - Star In The Streets (UK, 1978)
Widows - Wall of Berlin (Finland, 1979)
Hitler SS - No Solution (Italy, 1979)
Sexy Angels - Devil (Italy, 1981)
Johnny Concrete - Johnny, Johnny (Denmark, 1980)
Ratsia - Ikuinen rakkaus (Finland, 1980)
Razors - Low Down Kids (Germany, 1980)
Mentally Ill - Tumor Boy (USA, 1979)
Rotters - Amputee (USA, 1978)
Paraf - Narodna pjesma (Yugoslavia, 1981)
Vacants - Television Viewer (UK, 1977)
Bugs - NRP (Sweden, 1979)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Obscure Canada - Vol. 1 - Part 2

Here are the other songs from some of the Canadian 7"s that I posted previously. Now you can decide if I originally posted the best song or if they both stink!

Androids - Over And Over
Buddy King & The Motion -  I Didn't Know Her
Cutz - Space In Time
Dundas - Can't You Hear Me
Edsells - She Escaped
Gas - Evacuate
Paperboys - Saturday 12 Midnight
Pelicans - Pelicans
Psychotic Pineapples - Legal Limit

I'm still deciding what songs to pick for Vol. 2. If there are any requests, let me know and I'll see what I can come up with.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

V/A - 018/Tio Grupper LP (Sweden, 1980)

Here is a nice compilation LP of Uppsala bands. It starts off with 2 good punky tracks from The Stain who also did a 7" in 1981 and then tracks from the N-Liners and Rune Strutz who both released 7"s in 1978. The 7" tracks are more punk than what you find on this LP though. Rävjunk also released an LP and several 7"s which are all worth hearing. I'm not familiar with any of the other groups. 

V/A - 018/Tio Grupper LP (Svenska Love SLLP 07, 1980)
The Stain - Vill inte
The Stain - Den tysta verkligheten
N-Liners - Återfall i farten
N-Liners - Miljonär
Rune Strutz - En bracka från Gottsunda
Rune Strutz - Mobbad runt
Automania - Dyka
Automania - Beständigt cool
Rävjunk - Slå tillbaka
Caiza - Ångestskri
Olle - Se mig
Lepra - Två dagar från november
Lepra - Gräv upp jorden
Allan Ball - Drömmar om frihet
Allan Ball - Ingenting
Original Rummies - The Perfect Man
Original Rummies - Invisible Heartbreaker
Lars Garage - Robot City

Friday, November 27, 2009

V/A - KBD 50 and 51 LPs (Sweden)

This post contains all Swedish punk and no American junk!

These 2 LPs came out in 2003 (at least that's the date on the back of the covers). According to the note on the back of the sleeves: "Out now, KBD 50 and 51, two fine new volumes containing obscure punk rock from the first years of punk in Sweden. This is not meant to be some kind of "Best of Swedish punk" comp, this is just some of the rarest shit I could dig up from my record collection. I hope there will be some new stuff for everybody. By the way, none of the appearing records were pressed in a quantity larger than 500 (one exception OK)".

Many of the records on these compilations have been posted previously here or at Killed By Death Records.

V/A - Killed By Death #50 LP 
Jonström - P3 (1979)
Quizz Kidz - Tomorrow (1980)
Morgan - I Want More (1980)
High Voltage - I'm  A Fool (1978) [from V/A - Ljud Från Friberga LP]
Desperate Livin' - Gevär (1981)
Oss - Falska rykten (1980)
Tre Man Stark - Ensam (1982)
Cyklon B - Kris (1979)
Rock Set - Piteå kommun (1979)
Hangover - Sick Society (1978)
Kramp - Disciplin (1982)
Tripple Cripple - Born To Fuck (1981)
Pinheads - Säga ett (1981)
The End - Snutjävlar (1979) [says 1980 on the label]



V/A - Killed By Death #51 LP
Venerias - Monarki (1978)
DT & The Stoodes - Lev (1981)
Shit Kids - Frösö sjukhus 1984 (1979)
Zeppo & The Zepp-Zepps - Ode To Johnny Rotten (1978)
WBT - Hem från storan (1980)
Quiet Men - Mongoloid (1979)
Bizex-B - En våldtäkt i vinyl (1983)
Reklamation - (Trivs du i) Hjo? (1980)
Vanvett - Kurts Klagoord (1981) [from V/A - Åminne Punkfiesta LP]
Forssell - Punk-Plonk (1980)
Brigad 45 B - Nazismen (1980)
Bakrus - Lämrock (1980)
Arsenik - Bad Girl (1980)
ABC 80 - Pop i radion (1980)



It's a shame that the other song from the Venerias 7" was not included. With supposedly only 4 copies made, it isn't something that anyone will be finding very often. I would really like to hear the other song since it is claimed in the notes with the LP that it is better than the one we did get to hear. Has anyone other than the person who did the LP actually seen the record or heard the other song?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

V/A - Back Seat Love LPs

Here are the 2 volumes of the BackDoorSeat Love LPs that were requested some time ago. They came out sometime back in the late 90's flood of punk/powerpop compilations and feature all American punk/powerpoop. I only know of these 2 volumes. Many of these bands are pretty well known and you can probably find more of their songs on various other blogs.

V/A - Back Seat Love 1 LP
Jumpers - Sick Girls (1979)
Zippers - You're So Strange (1977)
Hitmakers - Everything Is Gettin' Better (1978)
Cold - Three Chord City (1980)
Nasty Facts - Crazy 'Bout You / Get To You (1981)
AD's - Living Downtown (1978)
Shock - Gone For Good (1978)
Beex - (My Heart Goes) Beat Beat (1980)
Gary Valentine - Tomorrow Belongs To You (1978)
Innocent - Wanna Get Around (Canada, 1980)
Hitmakers - Lose (1978)
Regular Guys - Too Dumb (1979)
Testors - Time Is Mine (1980)
Reruns - So, So Alone (1978)
Pastiche - Flash Of The Moment (1976)



V/A - Back Seat Love 2 LP
Reactions - Tonight (1980)
Accelerators - It's Cool To Rock (1979)
Dred Scott - I Believe You All (1979)
Chronics - Test Tube Baby (1978)
Hilary Laddin - City Of Fame (1980)
Salvation Army - Mind Garden (1981)
Jetboys - Get The Kids Jumpin' (1981)
Invaders - Fast Girl (1979)
Rubber City Rebels - Paper Dolls (1978)
Boys Life - I Found Her (1981)
Last Ones - Number One Again (1983)
Flashcubes - Wait 'Till Next Week (1979)
Necessaries - Runaway Child (1979)
Reruns - Since You Gotta Cheat (1978)
Tot Rocket and The Twins - Reduced (1980)
Boys - You Make Me Shake (1978)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Obscure Canada - Vol. 1

Recently I've been recording a bunch of Canadian records for someone. What you get here are some lesser known songs all taken from 7"s. Some have appeared in the past on eBay under the guise of "megarare KBD punk/powerpop". Keeping in mind that "KBD" and "powerpop" are among the most overused (and abused) terms (next to "rare" and "mint") on eBay I'll leave it up to you to decide whether these are worth searching for.

Androids - Roller Derby Queen (1979) From Toronto.
Roland Blinn & The Fishermen - Tense (198?) From Halifax. Not sure of the year but maybe early 80s. It is on the Nerve label, same as the excellent Phollop Willing P.A. 7". Also released an LP called "Rosebud" in 1989.
Blue Oil - Money (1982) All girl band from Montreal. See them do "Sardine City":

Buddy King & The Motion - Schoolgirl Alibis (1981) From Vancouver.
Cutz - Nuclear Hall Of Fame (1981) From Calgary. Same label as Verdix and Plan 9.
Dundas - Bloodshot In Your Eyes (1979) From around Hamilton? Same label as The Innocent and Tyro EPs.
Edsells - Don't Wanna Go To School (1981) From Vancouver.
Gas - Special This Week (1979) From Toronto area.
T.H.E. Hab - You Make Me Glow (early 80's?) No idea where this is from.
Idols - Reajean (1980). From Saskatoon. Members later formed the Northern Pikes.
Mix - Break Up Shake Up (1985) From Nanaimo. Has been known to sell for high prices.
Mr. Science - Popeshat (1990) From Toronto.
Paperboys - Looking For Sharon (1981) From Toronto?
Pelicans - New Wave (1979) From Brantford, Ontario.
Psychotic Pineapples - Stranded (1980s) From Kingston.
Suspects - Raining Over France (1979) From Toronto. Became The Deserters who released a couple of LPs.
Tickets - It Don't Matter (1980) From Calgary. Taken from a 4 song EP called "Extended Play".
Uranus - I'm Wonderful (1978?) From London. This is from an EP released prior to their "You're So Square" LP.
Zipper - Another Boyfriend (1980?) From Victoria.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Curtains (Canada, 1981)

Staying in Canada here's an EP from the Curtains who were from Ottawa. This was their only release as far as I know. It was distributed by Mannequin Records from Burlington, Ontario, who also released records by Kinetic Ideals, The Filters, Ceramic Hello, etc.

Curtains - Twist'n Up The Beach // Your Garden / Kari-Anne EP (CSA / Mannequin MAN004, 1981)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

222s (Canada, 1979-1981)

By request, and since I happen to have them at hand, here are the songs from both 7"s from this Montreal, Canada band. There is some info about them on Wikipedia and a bunch of videos on YouTube. Start with these:


The song "Hold Up", from a 1978 demo, appeared on the Only In Canada, Eh 77-81 Volume 1 CD compilation (Punk History Canada, PHC CD 0101). There was also a CD release called Montreal Punk - 78-81 (Sonik's Chicken Shrimp, SCS006) released in 2006. It has 8 demo tracks from 1979, 1 each from 1980 and 1981, several live songs and 4 bonus video tracks. It is well worth getting as is the Only In Canada, Eh CD.

222s - I Love Susan / The First Studio Bomb 7" (Rebel RB-7901, 1979)
222s - La poupée qui fait non / La poupée qui fait non (instrumental) 7" (Gamma AA-1703, 1981)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Culture Shock (Canada, 1983 - 1984)

From Vancouver, here's a nice little punky powerpop 7" that pops up on eBay every so often. It usually ends up selling in the $300-400 range. Only 300 made. There are 2 different sleeve variations.

I've also included the song "Stay Away" from the Undergrowth '84 cassette compilation of various Vancouver bands.

1977 Records in Japan has also released a CD compilation of studio and live material.

Culture Shock - Forever & Ever / Thought You Were A Friend 7" (JM-8352, 1983)
Culture Shock - Stay Away [from V/A - Undergrowth '84 cassette (1984)]

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Modern Minds (Canada, 1980)

An updated version of this post can be found here.

The Modern Minds EP has already been posted at the Sing Sing Blog and there is a CD with 11 songs available from Record Shop Base in Japan. I highly recommend this CD and while you're getting it you should also get the TNT (Switzerland) CD at the same time.

What you get here are several songs from a live radio broadcast of a Modern Minds show. I don't know the exact date but it was just after the release of the EP. Included are Modernettes and Pointed Sticks covers, 2 songs from the EP and 2 others. The original taped recording that these songs come from was quite noisy and there were reception problems during the Pointed Sticks song. However, we should be thankful that someone recorded this back when it was broadcast since there are some great songs included that are not available anywhere else.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

V/A - Rockslaget 3LP (Sweden, 1981)


From the label that released excellent 7"s by 57 Kez, Brigad 45 B / De Anhöriga and ABC 80 there was also this massive triple LP compilation. As with many compilation LPs of this era you'll find some punk and various other styles, some good, some not so good.

V/A - Rockslaget 3LP (Rockslaget RSL-1, 1981)
LP1: Unter Den Linden, Rum 237, ABC 80, Lancelot, Silvia Kids, Säpo, Störungsexperimente



LP2: Overdrive, Mercy, Interaction, Kalle Bollträ, A-Bombs, Ocean



LP3: Svea Svin, Nyx Negativ, Snoret Rinner, Svea Slakthus, Roman Holiday, Avec L'Amour, Rude Boys

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Powerpearls and BTR Outtakes (Sweden)

Some copies of the KBD/Powerpearls/BTR cassettes also came with 2 cd-r's of "outtakes" - songs that were not included since they weren't considered to be good enough or that were overlooked or forgotten when the cassettes were being done.

Here is the 2nd cd-r of outtakes from the KBD/Powerpearls/BTR cassettes. As usual, all songs are from 7" releases unless mentioned otherwise.

Life - I evighet (1981)
Drömpojkarna - Förslag (1979) [from s/t LP]
Trakaya Kids - Nattens konung (1982) [from V/A - Vänd Oss Inte Ryggen LP]
Kommissarie Roy - Jag saknar dig (1981) [from s/t LP]
Street Level - Damned Good Boy (1981)
Zeta - Vilken tjej (1979)
Borta På Vinden - Mina nya discojeans (1980)
Start - Rebellernas sista dans (1981)
Schnabel - Herre med portfölj (1981)
Aktiespararnas Årsmöte - Paris (1980) [from V/A - Hemliga Vågen LP]
Pang Pang - Trust Me Baby (1983)
Stavros & The Beat - It's My Day (1983) [from s/t 12" EP]
Ocean - I afton dans (1981) [from The But LP]
Victim - Det var då han vann (1982)
Promille - Drömmen (1979) [from s/t 12" EP]
Arrows - I Want To Give You Rock'n Roll (1981)
Ampa - Blackout (1982)
Oxid - Nattsnack (1981) [from Eklatant LP]
Kung Tung - Punk (1978)
Weed - Cancer (1982)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

KBD 96 - 99 Outtakes (Sweden)

Some copies of the KBD/Powerpearls/BTR cassettes also came with 2 cd-r's of "outtakes" - songs that were not included since they weren't considered to be good enough or that were overlooked or forgotten when the cassettes were being done.

So in case you haven't yet had your fill of obscure Swedish records here are some more for you to check out. All songs are from 7" releases unless mentioned otherwise. 

Skandal - Live With You (1983) [from V/A - Drag Utan Droger 4 LP]
Jonny Cartong - Freda igen (1980) [from Give The Iron LP]
Cortex - Napalm Sticks To Kids (1981) [from Spinal Injuries LP]
Warpigs - I'm An Alcoholic (1980) [from V/A - Drag Utan Droger LP]
Livets Krydda - Vi ska bli stjärnor (1980) [from V/A - Tappat i  Falkenberg 2LP]
Unos Kanoner - Benen i halsen på borgarjävlar (1982) [from Barm LP]
Bedrövligers - Spela bridge (1983) [from Hösten Fyrtiotvå i Bordeaux LP]
Orienterarrock - Jonny Bråttom (1982)
Pärlor - Ungdommen satsar (1982)
Fukt - Psykiska batonger (1979) [from V/A - Ruff & Fukt & Suck LP]
Gröna Hissen - Ute (1980)
Hans Andersson - Pettersson (1978) [from Funderingar LP]
Gryning - Hjälp mej bort (1983)
Tomtrick - Hunger (1980) [from Nya äventyr i tid å rum LP]
R.A.P. - Stolt försvar (1983) [from V/A - Pang i bygget LP]
Respect - Jag vill va som Lennart Hyland (1980)
Tables - Och i säven hörs ett sus (1980)
Missex - How Could You Do This (1981)
Masters - Rockballad om en stad (1981)
De Class - Klockorna (1983)
Opel Rekord - Två tomma händer (1980)
Kröösa-Maja Rockers - Hemma på min video (1984)
Famntag - Det har mamma sagt (1980) [from V/A - Alsterett-Aktiv Ungdom LP]
Dom Vässade - Batte (1981)
New Bondage - Tonight (1980)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Breaking The Rules #10 (Sweden, 2007)

This is the final installment of the 8 volume Swedish KBD, Powerpearls and Break The Rules 4 x cassette set. From the cassette notes: "This is Breaking The Rules #10 with a bunch of unknown bands that definitely broke the rules! These bands did the forbidden by mixing PUNK together with METAL! This is perhaps not for true punkers (who probably hates metalheads) but for you who want to discover what's in that forbidden Limbo that exists between these two genres. Some are more Punk, some are more Metal. Let's call it Punk Metal!"

V/A - Breaking The Rules #10
Power Rain - Highway Patrol (1981) [from V/A - Kristiansstad Rock LP]
Turbo - Nattens barn (1981)
Armatur - Rock 'n Roll (198?)
Quix - Please Don't Go (1981)
Absolute Beginners - Swedish Way Of Life (1982)
Publikförakt AB - Night Of Horror (1982)
Repulz - God Save The Rock n' Roll (1981)
Gypsy - III World War (1982)
TRP (The Rocking People) - My Bike (1982)
Gyllene Tider - Rembrandt (1978)
Hades - Legoknekten (1982)
Wagabond - This Is Life! (1979)
Jeremiah - Bluff-stopp (1980)
Hasse Karlberg - A Little Claim (1980)
Tejp - Sannigen (1979)
Badrock - Han vill leva sitt eget liv (1981) [from På Väg 12" EP]

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Powerpearls #14 (Sweden, 2007)

More cassette-only Swedish Powerpearls ... this time all the songs are in English. All songs are taken from 7" releases unless otherwise specified. More info on most of these and sleeve scans at Musikon.

V/A - Powerpearls #14
Easybeat - Hey, Don't You Know (1981)
Pictures - Kicks & Tips (1981)
Steve Roper Band - Here Comes The Weekend (1982)
Oilers - I Couldn't Tell You (1981) [from split LP with Studio Sex]
Container - Together With You (1980)
Dustcollectors - I Don't Want To Go (1981) [from V/A - Drag Utan Droger Vol. II LP]
Crash! - Top Billing (1981)
Export - Now When I Become A Star (1982)
Start - Hallo, Hallo (1983)
Jumpers - My Girl (1982)
Posh Growls - A Onedimentional Cry For Love (1983)
2760 - Rocky Buys A Record (1980) [from V/A - Let It Out LP]
Transmission - Talking To You (1979)
Ingemar Bergman Troop - Modern Girl (1981)
Empty Hearts - Don't Be Afraid (1983)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Powerpeals #13 (Sweden, 2007)

Some of the best powerpop/mod tracks from Sweden! (At least that's what it says on the notes that came with the cassette ... )

V/A - Powerpearls #13
Månsken - Tommy Cosmo (1982) [from Vill Inte Bli Som Er! LP]
Kai Martin & Stick! - Spel (1981) [from V/A - Pop Job LP]
Lipstick - Skugga (1981)
Gigolos - Jag vill va i Moskwa (1980) [= Travolta Kids under another name]
Citizen Kane - Sprang iväg (1981)
X-taz - Sommarnattens drag (1982)
Ekovox - Natt i city (1981) [from Medium Play 12"]
Badboll - Äppelkaka (1981)
Easy Action - Om jag vore kung (1982)
Heartbreak - Gjort av glas (1980) [from Ung Och Gjord Av Glas LP]
Helikoptern - Pappas dotter (1983)
Japop - Blodspengar (1983)
Hets - Ernst (1981) [from s/t LP]
Stilmord - Det spelar ingen Roll Rock'n'Roll (1982)
Roger & The Biceps - Varje vecka, varje dag (1982)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Powerpearls #12 (Sweden, 2007)

The first of 3 cassette-only Swedish Powerpearls compilations.

V/A - Powerpearls #12
Mirres Hammare - Ett enkelt, vanligt hej (1981)
Rude Kids - Spådd i handen (1982)
Kuddkrig - Trilsk ventil (1981)
Andrew Box & The Shames - Kom hit sovjet (1981)
Gyllene Divor - Jag är kär i John Travolta (1981)
Kindergarten - Busschauffören (1981)
Casablanca - Min farsa är en vampyr (1981)
Scoop - Kleptoman (1983)
Blackout - Karriär på gång (1981)
Traste & Superstararna - En liten rebell (1980)
Hetsjakt - Tusen ögon och en natt (1983)
Nattkräm - Varför gör ni så här (1981)
Tivoli - Millionen (1982)
The End - En förlorad vän (1984)
Parkas Pop - Jag har fått nog (1983)
Mops - Lisa & Sluggo (1983)
Moderns - Makt & pengar (1981) [from Tro, Hopp & Fruktan LP]

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Killed By Death #99 (Sweden, 2007)

Here is the final volume of the Swedish KBD cassettes. Up next ... 3 volumes of Swedish powerpearls.

V/A - Killed By Death #99
Emergency! - Blomstertid (1980)
Traste & Superstararna - Kuttra 7 (1980) [from s/t LP]
J.R. Band - Rock'n roll radion (1981)
Revolt - När ska're bli din tur (1981)
Chilly Chimes - Join The Army (1975)
P.F. Commando - Bakom teleskopet (1980) [from Jag En Duva LP]
TA.S.K. (Tatuerade Snutkukar) - Zyntslakt (1983) [from Hardcore Trash cassette]
Anti-Avans - Kommersiell musik (1984)
Kortslutning - Energi (1981)
Larzon - Lat (1982?)
Pinheads - Please Look (1983)
TT Reuter - Inuti mig (1979)
Hemliga Bosse - New Image Every Day (1979)
Wattson - Radiobil (1981)
Cauze - Stockholms bomb (1981)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Killed By Death #98 (Sweden, 2007)

Here is the third volume of the cassette-only Swedish KBD compilations. One more to go ...

V/A - Killed By Death #98
Kalle Bollträ - Discoråtta (1982) [from V/A - Rockslaget 3LP]
Effect - Nobben (1981) [from V/A - Motala Vindar LP]
Gyllene Divor - Ni har ingen tunnelbana (1981)
Nobby Tåfjutt Band - Kul att vara full (1982)
Kessler Jugend G.m.b.H. - Schoot-'zem (1983)
Anders Ångest - Just när allt är så roligt (1980)
Parkas Pop - När jag blir stor (1981)
Dirty Rust - I staden (1981)
TBC - Lillbabs (Världens tråkigaste kvinna) (1978)
Överslag - Varför får man inte va' Annorlunda (1980)
IQ 55 - Bara svårigheter (1979)
Razzia - Depression (1980)
Adolfs Gossar - Krossa Nazismen (1981) [from V/A - Svenska Tonårsgrupper Vol. 3 LP]
Rune Strutz - Musikforum brinner (1978)
Staffans Lärjungar - Tures trumpet (1979)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Killed By Death #97 (Sweden, 2007)

Here is the second volume of the cassette-only Swedish KBD compilations. More to follow ...

V/A - Killed By Death #97
Rita Rem - I dag och i morgon (1981)
Kontaktlim - Kom igen (1981)
Socialgrupp 3 - 9 till 5 (1981) [from V/A - Tusen Och En Natt EP]
Allan Ladds - 13 År (1979)
Profan Relik - Ensam kvar (1982)
Snagg - Hjältar (1981)
Hasses Med Sussies - Slav (1980)
Intimate - Allt är som det ska va (1982)
Gollywog - Fredagskväll (1978)
Reagan Rockers - Travolta är ensam i natt (1982)
Scendrag - Jag vill inte (1981)
Caligulas Barn - Bröderna ond (1981) [from V/A - Umeå Rocks Vol 1 cassette]
Nothin' - Jag måste ha nån (1980)
Bodens Fästning - Människor av plast (1980)
Minx - Övergivna tårar (1981)
Tiebreak - Mina grannar (Gillar inte rock'n roll) (1983)
Arabiska Nätter - Diamant (1982) [from V/A - Skåne Rock II LP]

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Killed By Death #96 (Sweden, 2007)

In 2007 a set of 4 cassettes appeared in an edition of 100 copies. The intention was to feature punk, powerpop and punk/metal tracks that were not already included on a KBD or Powerpearls style compilation. Each side of each cassette had a different name so the series consisted of KBD #96, #97, #98, and #99, Powerpearls #12, #13 and #14, and Breaking The Rules #10. Most tracks were taken from 7"s although some were from LPs and original cassettes. You can find more info and sleeve scans for most of the original records at Musikon.

V/A - Killed By Death #96
V.B.S. - Feg (1981) [from V/A - Ljav på Kulan LP]
H S Art - Vattenplask (1980)
Nasty Boys - Eagle (1981)
57 Kez - Punks (1980)
Badboll - Valen (1979)
Lag & Ordning - Vackert väder (1981) [recorded 1975; from 51, Moderately Beat LP]
Tant Brun - Nej (1980)
Akupunktur - Aldrig (1980) [from V/A - Först Värnamo Sen Världen LP]
Push - L-O-V-E U (1978)
HOG - Not Tonight (1980)
Åskådarna - Sjungalåten (1981)
Kåmejnis Kallsonger - Kriget (1981)
Andrèe & The Dancers - Hurt (1981)
Maniacs - Ku Klux Klan (1982) [from V/A - Helgdagsrock år Far LP]
Boi Top - Kanonkillen (1981) [from V/A - Umeå Rocks Vol 1 cassette]
U.P.A - Titta när jag dansar (1981) [from V/A - Picassos Barn cassette]
Stains - Gidding Around (1979)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Fresh Color 12" EP (Switzerland, 1979)

By request here is the Fresh Color 12" EP from 1979. This one is quite difficult to find although it was just on eBay as a "Buy It Now" for $225. It didn't sell so you may still have a chance if you really want it. The description called it "their best release". Probably the seller wasn't familiar with their 1st 7". There is no comparison between the version of "No Chance" on this EP and the 7" version. Other than this EP and the first 2 7"s I don't have any of their other records. Check Discogs for more on their later releases.

Fresh Color - Dance Around / Punkpartout // City Girl / No Chance / Mini-Car 12" EP (Stick FC 01279, 1979)

It is now available on CD.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Extaz EP (Sweden, 1984)


This time we have an obscure Swedish EP from 1984 that I don't know much about. No info on the back of the sleeve except for the band members and the record just has plain white labels.

It's decent pop-punk that sounds more typical of a lot of bands from several years before.

Extaz - Jag väntar på tomten // Polis i Paris / Min docka EP (Fun Produktions Fun 001, 1984)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Morgan 7" (Sweden, 1980)


The B side of the Morgan 7" was included on the Killed By Death #50 LP of Swedish rarities. From the LP notes: "Morgan was the bass player of Jonström and also the producer of the first two Rude Kids singles ... even though hardly anyone noticed the record back then it managed to get banned from the radio because of the lyrics of "I Want More"". Sorry, not being fluent in Swedish I can't tell you what the offensive lyrics might be.

Morgan - 80 talets melodi / I Want More 7" (Tropic Dream TD 002, 1980)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Armchairs vs Flying Calvittos (Australia, 1979)

For a little change of pace here are 2 Australian EPs from 1979 that you probably don't see around too often.

First up are The Armchairs, co-founded by Ian Stephen and Johnny Topper. They released the Ski-Lo-Lo EP (1979) and Party Time LP (1982). The back of the EP sleeve is written entirely in French for whatever reason. There are also brief audio clips before and after each song on the EP. There is also some cool Armchairs stuff on YouTube such as:


The Flying Calvittos 'Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks' EP has one punky novelty in "Squeal Like A Pig" and some other interesting tunes. It has sold for decent prices on eBay in the past (see the auction results and pictures here). There was a CD release called 26 Hundred Moons (Calvitto Music CALD-01, 1996) that includes the EP and other songs recorded in 1987 and 1994. There were 500 numbered copies so it is probably tough to find now. If you like the EP then you may like the material on the CD though none of it is close to the genius(?) of "Squeal Like A Pig". The credits notes in the CD booklet also mention a 7" called "When You Start" released in 1988 that I have never seen mention of anywhere else.

Armchairs - Ski-Lo-Lo EP (Dining Room / Brian Henderson // Cat In The Box / Elvis Presley) (Reverse RR002, 1979)
Flying Calvittos - Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks EP (Mamma's Recipe Feeds The People / Mamma's Table // Squeal Like A Pig / Fastnet / Lucky To Be Australian) (Groove PRS2728, 1979)



Monday, August 3, 2009

Swiss Vinyl Feast #7


It's back to Switzerland for some punk rock and weirdness. This time we have a 7", a 10", a 12" and an LP.

Bayer played drums in Mother's Ruin and also, I was told, the Rebels but I'm not sure about that. His solo 7" is perhaps a little on the weird side for most tastes, especially the version of 'Yellow Submarine'. It came in an oversize 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch sleeve that was sometimes also used as a mailer for sending the record.

Besides 3 great 7"s TNT also released the Eine kleine Machtmusik 10" in 1983 (1000 numbered copies).

Jof & The Ram released only this 12" EP in 1981 that sometimes shows up on discographies and sale lists as "punk". The cover came covered in plastic bubble wrap.

Debils released just this one LP in 1981. Three of the songs (Maso / Crisis / Made In Switzerland) were included on the V/A - Made In Switzerland LP along with songs from NDT, Crash Course, Vorwärts and Bellevue (all songs previously released 1981 - 83).

Bayer - Ask Noback If You Won't Get Back / Yellow Submarine 7" (Bayer 1, 1982)



TNT - Eine kleine Machtmusik 10" (Movie Billy / Train / Empty Sound / Clowns / Bubble Guns // Popstars / Bank Rubber (Punk Robber) / Krokodil / Splash) (Off Course ASL-3308, 1983)



Jof & The Ram - Vie Belle / Berufsverbot // 3° Guerre / Aux Chiottes 12" (General Mix-Up 01, 1981)



Debils - s/t LP (Intro / Debils / Crisis / Made In Switzerland / Prisonnier / Troupe // Maso / Apache / The Baston / Le Pendu / Crisis II) (Teva 00400-P, 1981)



For sleeve scans (except Bayer) see: Punk-Disco 

Sunday, August 2, 2009

V/A - Powerpearls 9 and 10 LPs

Time now to finish up the Powerpearls series. Most of these LPs had 18 songs each so now you have 180 more original records to track down, in addition to those featured on the Teenage Treats series. Good luck! Never mind finding all the original records, even getting mp3's of all of them would be a challenge.

While I was getting these ready I decided to listen to the Liquid Stone 7" and post that one as well but after recording it I discovered it had previously been posted.

V/A - Powerpearls Vol. 9 LP
Hot Press & The Silent Knights - Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Hey (Ireland, 1979)
Wasteland - Leave Me Alone (UK, 1980)
Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet (UK, 1978)
Hollywood Killers - Goodbye Suicide (UK, 1978)
Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Dreams (UK, 1979)
Lola Ego - Kaupungin tyttö (Finland, 1980)
New Math - Die Trying (USA, 1979)
Living Daylights - Personality Changes (UK, 1979)
Records - Starry Eyes (UK, 1979)
Chris Moffa and The Competition - Lunatics, Losers & Liars (USA, 1981)
Ail Symudiad - Dilyn y sebon (UK, 1982)
Sprays - Estas consado? (Spain, 1982)
New Hearts - Plain Jane (UK, 1978)
G Squad - In My Mind (UK, 1981)
Plimsouls - Now (USA, 1981)
Tant Brun - Swärje (Sweden, 1981)
Kidda Band - Saturday Night Fever (UK, 1979)
Heartbeats - I'll Be True (UK, 1981)



V/A - Powerpearls Vol. 10 LP
Pylons - Marvel World (UK, 1980)
Pop - Wait A Minute (USA, 1981)
Last Words - Every Schoolboys Dream (Australia, 1978)
Tripple Cripple - Baby I Don't Mind (Sweden, 1981)
Liquid Stone - Here Comes The Weekend (UK, 1980)
Chuzpe - I Loved The 60's (Austria, 1979)
Reaction - I Can't Resist (UK, 1978)
Sensuuri - Goodnight N.Y.C. (Finland, 1980)
Trend - Teenage Crush (UK, 1979)
David Quinton - Make Up Your Mind (Canada, 1981)
Bees - Mr. Gaynor (UK, 1980)
Haskells - Pop Art (USA, 1981)
Blitz Boys - She Told My Friends (UK, 1980)
Skymning - En ängel (Sweden, 1981)
Reactions - Marianne (USA, 1980)
Limit - My World At Night (UK, 1978)
Manikins - Love At Second Sight (Australia, 1980)
Duggie Campbell - Real Nice Girl (UK, ?, unreleased?)

Friday, July 31, 2009

V/A - Powerpearls 7 and 8 LPs

Two more Powerpearls LPs this time. I'll try and finish up with Volumes 9 and 10 soon. Original sources for all the tracks except Vol. 10 are here.

V/A - Powerpearls Vol. 7 LP
Vapors - Prisoners (UK, 1979)
Ways - Thursday (USA, 1981)
Pete Fender - I'll Never Believe You (UK, 1981)
Pelle Miljoona & 1980 - Rakastava voima (Finland, 1979)
Studio Sex - Tomma ölflaskor (Sweden, 1981)
Monks - Cool Way To Live (UK, 1981)
Reruns - So So Alone (USA, 1978)
Expedition Punitive - Un Samourai (Belgium, 1981)
AVO-8 - Gone Wrong (UK, 1980)
Outsiders - Phantom Bitch (Iceland, 1981)
Apartment - The Car (UK, 1980)
Rudies - Sherri Goodbye (USA, 1980)
Pleasers - The Kids Are Alright (UK, 1978)
Rottweiler - I Wanna Be Your Friend (Sweden, 1980)
Ticket - Pourquoi Moi? (France, 1980)
Riptides - Tomorrows Tears (Australia, 1979)
Dummies - When The Lights Are Out (UK, 1980)



V/A - Powerpearls Vol. 8 LP
Times - Red With Purple Flashes (UK, 1981)
Fingerprintz - Tough Luck (UK, 1979)
Transistors - R-Love (USA, 1980)
Forgotten Rebels - Tell Me You Love Me (Canada, 1982)
Jilted John - I Was A Pre-Pubescent (UK, 1978)
Teenbeats - If I'm Gone Tomorrow (UK, 1980)
Rudi - I Spy (UK, 1979)
Meaty Buys - New Freedumb (USA, 1979) [Sleeve lists the wrong song (Criminal Mind)]
Favourites - Angelica (UK, 1979)
Direct Hits - Back To The 60's (UK, c1980)
Jolt - I Can't Wait (UK, 1978)
News - I'm So Confused (Australia, 1980)
VIP's - I Need Somebody To Love (UK, 1980)
Going Red - Some Boys (UK, 1980)
Mandarines - Trust You (Sweden, 1978)
Stereotypes - Calling All The Shots (UK, 1980)
Shoes - Okay (USA, 1980)
Numbers - Fines (UK, 1979)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

V/A - Teenage Treats 5, 6 and 7 LPs

With this post the Teenage Treats series is completed. Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to acquire original copies of all the records featured in this series. 10 LPs, 12 songs each means you'll only need to find 120 records (a few less actually, since there are some repeats). You can find track lists and the original sources for each here. Good luck!

V/A - Teenage Treats Vol. 5 LP
Satyr - Problem In The City (1979)
Devils Hole Gang - Isn't It (1978)
Johnnie & The Lubes - Terror In The Parking Lot (1980)
Tone Deaf & The Idiots - Why Does Politics Turn Men Into Toads (1979)
Exits - Glandular Angela (1978)
Morris & The Minors - Emily (1979)
Exhibit A - Distance (1980)
IQ Zero - She's So Rare (1980)
Delusion - Pessimist's Paradise (1979)
Cause - Metro Police (1979)
Bleach Boys - You've Got Nothing (1978)
Surprises - Little Sir Echo (1978)



V/A - Teenage Treats Vol. 6 LP
Flying Colours - Abstract Art (1981)
Shadowfax - The Russians Are Coming (1980)
Dodos - Blind To Fiction (1981)
Regal Zone - Factory Girl (1981)
Masterswitch - Action Replay (1978)
Plague - Out With Me All Night (1980)
Sleepers - Angel In A Raincoat (1980)
Three Party Split - Dubious Parentage (1979)
Steroid Kiddies - Accidents (1979)
Whips - Nationwide (1981)
Alsatians - Teen Romance (1980)
Tony Jacksun - Come Again (1978)



V/A - Teenage Treats Vol. 7 LP
Daleks - Rejected (1980)
Numbers - Rock Stars (1979)
Fraebbblarnir - False Death (1979) [from Iceland]
Bodies - Art Nouveau (1979)
News - 50% Reduction (1980)
Shish - Snake's Song (1980)
Dave Bishop - Respectable Men (1978)
Buzz - Insanity (1979)
Trainspotters - Hiring The Hall (1979)
Y Trwynau Coch - Merched Dan 15 (1978)
Da Biz - On The Beach (1980)
Autographs - While I'm Still Young (1978)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Exits - Yodelling EP (UK, 1978)


One of the rarer and more sought after UK punk records is the Exits "Yodelling" EP from 1978. There were 500 numbered copies. Two tracks appeared on the Teenage Treats compilation LPs (Apathy on Vol. 3 and Glandular Angela on Vol. 5). The sleeve image is from the excellent ModPopPunk Archives site.

Exits - Yodelling EP (Apathy / Glandular Angela // Going Places / The Weekend Song / I Love The Dole) (WAY OUT-1, 1978)
(The Weekend Song is titled "Fuck The Weekend" on the label).

Monday, July 13, 2009

V/A - Teenage Treats 3 and 4 LPs

Two more Teenage Treats volumes for your listening pleasure ...

V/A - Teenage Treats Vol. 3 LP
Surgeons - Sid Never Did It (1979)
Dregs - School Girls In Bondage (1979)
Intravein - Speed Of The City (1978)
Vom - Electrocute Your Cock (1978)
Klips 88 - Ultimatum (1979)
Blitzkrieg Bop - Bugger Off (1977)
Friction - Murder (1979)
Exile - Fascist DJ (1977)
Paranoia - Money=Time (1979)
Exits - Apathy (1978)
Dregs - Dregs Of Humanity (1979)
Surgeons - Breaking Rocks On Riker's Island (1979)



V/A - Teenage Treats Vol. 4 LP
Vacants - Television Viewer (1977)
White Heat - Nervous Breakdown (1979)
Tunnelrunners - Plastic Land (1981)
Favourites - Cold (1979)
Visitors - Take It Or Leave It (1977)
Singles - Send For Sorrow (1981)
DC10s - I Can See Thru Walls (1980)
Zipper - The Life of Riley (1979)
Heartbeats - Go (1981)
Hobbs - You've Got Me In A Whirl Girl (1978)
Voice Of The Puppets - You're All I Wanted (And A Car) (1980)
Wasps - Can't Wait For '78 (1977)

V/A - Teenage Treats 1 and 2 LPs

Here are the first 2 Volumes of the Teenage Treats series. There were 2 different releases of Volume 1 but I don't have a clue how to tell them apart. I have the second release that came out after Volumes 2 and 3 were available. In the notes in Volume 2 there is mention of a very limited edition of Volume 1.

V/A - Teenage Treats Vol. 1 LP
Killers - Killer (1978)
Razar - Idle Rich (1978)
Bears - On Me (1979)
Wasps - Teenage Treats (1977)
Tours - Language School (1979)
Apartment - The Car (1980)
Innocent Vicars - Starship 22 (1980)
Telescope - Bye Byes Ain't Nice (1977)
AD 1984 - The Russians Are Coming (1979)
Moskow - Man From Uncle (1978)
Vibrant Thigh - Wooden Gangsters (1979)
Tea Set - B52G (1978)



V/A - Teenage Treats Vol. 2 LP
Wasps - Teenage Treats (1977)
Tours - Language School (1979)
Dole - New Wave Love (1978)
Screams - Paper Dolls (1979)
Warm Jets - Big City Boys (1979)
Red Rage - Total Control (1980)
Jimmy Edwards & The Profile - Nora's Diary (1979)
Strike - Teenage Rebel (1980)
Flys - Love & A Molotov Cocktail (1977)
Dyaks - Gutter Kids (1978)
Exile - Real People (1977)
Neon Hearts - Answers (1978)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

V/A - Powerpearls 5 and 6 LPs

Back to some wimpy powerpop now. Here are two more Powerpearls volumes ...

V/A - Powerpearls Vol. 5 LP
Any Trouble - Yesterday's Love (UK, 1979)
Dagen D - Fel (Sweden, 1981)
Windbreakers - Black & White (USA, 1982)
Snips - 9 O'Clock (UK, 1980)
Zips - Over & Over (UK, 1978)
Time Wasters - On The Street (Germany, 1980)
Division 4 - Stop Dreaming (Australia, 1982)
Odds - Spare Rib (UK, 1981)
Y Trwynau Coch - Wastod Ar Y Tu Fas (UK, 1978)
Freshies - Oh Girl (UK, 1980)
Rotjoch - Bad Boy (Netherlands, 1981)
Vandells - Ruby Toot (UK, 1980)
Boyfriends - Boyfriend (UK, 1982)
Young Lords - Big Burden (Norway, 1980)
Jetboys - Get The Kids Jumpin' (USA, 1981)
Bikini - Tu ne parles pas (France, 1981)
Heartbreak - Jag är inte kär (Sweden, 1980)
Regents - Ride Cowboy Ride (UK, 1981)



V/A - Powerpearls Vol. 6 LP
Rich Kids - Ghosts Of Princes In Towers (UK, 1978)
Pinballs - Hjälp mej (Sweden, 1980)
Starjets - 10 Years (UK, 1979)
Jedrzej Dmochowski - Sha La La (UK, 1982)
Neighborhoods - No Place Like Home (USA, 1980)
Strand - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (UK, 1980)
Badge - Dancing (Japan, 1980)
Dirty Looks - Accept Me (USA, 1980)
Floo Flash - N'importe quoi (France, 1982)
Doubt - Time Out (Ireland, 1980)
Stairs - Hey You (Germany, 1980)
White Heat - Ordinary Joe (UK, 1980)
Private Dicks - She Said Go (UK, 1979)
Opiniao Publica - Puto da rua (Portugal, 1980)
Knife Edge - Favourite Girl (UK, 1980)
Roxette - Natascha (France, 1982)
Stiv Bators - It's Cold Outside (USA, 1979)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Swiss Vinyl Feast #6

Taking care of a couple requests with this post.

WARNING: If you are used to a diet of powerpop and pop-punk, then listening to the records in this package may cause headaches and indigestion!

For your enjoyment(?) we have:
Chaotik Th / Tip-Ex split EP (Oi / Discharge / Hart / Dischord // Lange Lange Strasse Lang / Schleicher) (-, 1983)
Chin Chin - We Don´t Wanna Be Prisoners // Desires Only / The World´s Burning EP (Farmer, 1984)
Kie 13 - Music For Zeros EP (1942 / Mi Sach / Anarchie in CH / S´Gegeteil // Bullelied / Anarchia / Langwil) (HD 346, 1983)
ME 110-D - Bulle / 1-2-3-4 / I de Schwiz // Bsoffe / Nüt isch los EP (Soilant, 1982)
Platza - Kontrolle / Spiegelbild / Blinder Mann / Apple Pie // Einer fliegt / Frau Krähmann 12" EP (R.F. 1003, 1982)

For sleeve scans see: Punk-Disco

Chin Chin had some later releases, a 12" and LP, around 1986. As far as I know none of the other bands had any other releases.

Don't worry, we'll return to some nice soothing powerpop compilations soon!