Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hypnotics (USA, 1984)

This one was on eBay not too long ago where it was described as early 80's Detroit punk. Subsequent auctions showed that this does have a picture sleeve.

Hypnotics - Life Won't Wait / Life Of Crime 7" (Cheap 409059, 1984)

Odd Man Out (Canada, 1985)

The A side of this is absolutely awful. You have been warned. The B side on the other hand is cool with synths featuring prominently. I'd swear it was 2 different bands. Recorded in Hamilton, Ontario.

Odd Man Out - Whatever Happened To Us / World Of My Own 7" (A Major Record Label MRL-4001, 1985)

Anal Fleas (UK, 1982)

The Anal Fleas managed to release only 500 copies of this one EP. And it's a good one. A copy recently sold on eBay for £239, somewhat more than the historical average.

Anal Fleas - Landlord / Go Down // Psyche / Over The Edge EP (Rectal FLEA 45, 1982)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Museum of Canadian Music

Some of you may be aware of the Canadian Museum of Music site. Many of the reviews also have mp3's so you can get an idea of how good a record really is. Just about every genre of music is included. I've removed a number of things from my want list thanks to these reviews so the site has been very helpful.

mp3 Want List

Here's a list of some records I'm especially interested in hearing (along with the usual Clifford Evans Band, etc that you may have noticed at the right of the page).

Arson - Dirty Woman / I Can Explain 7" (Finland, 1982)
Bad Habit - Stormchild LP (Australia, 1977)
Blush - Everyday / Before We Came Together 7" (UK, 1979)
Brukuku - Zombie / A Cruise 7" (Netherlands, 1981) / De Nieuw EP (1981)
By Golly Band - Wasted Love / An Avocado Is Forever 7" (USA, 1981)
Dead's-Head -  You And I Wer'e Going Back / I Love You 7" (Germany, 1978?)
Head Office - Clicking In My Head / Life In The City 7" (UK, 1981)
Invader - Don't Blame It On Me / Anastasia 7" (Australia, 1981) [just the B side]
Phates - Cool Jerk / Tears Of A Dog 7" (UK, 1979)
Press - Hostage In The Embassy / President's Wife 7" (USA, 1980)
Risk - Why Do You Lie / With A T.V. 7" (USA, c1980)
Silver Machine - Take Me In Your Arms / You'll Always Be The One 7" (UK, 1978)
Tramp Band - Don't Send Me Home 7" (USA, 1974)
Urban Gorilla // Ward 94 - split EP (USA, 1983) 
XTV & The Pacoima Rats - I Hate New York / Elect Me 7" (USA, c1981)

Any of these will be gratefully accepted at GirlsFromTahiti at gmail dot com.

Frazer Smith (USA, 1982)

KLOS DJ with the Malibu Mudhens on the A side and the Dumb Blonds on the B side. This one appeared on eBay a while back, initially listed with an opening bid of $700 and a "Buy It Now" price of something like $2500 if I remember correctly. OK, punk collectors on eBay often do get a little retarded but I think the seller was being just a tad optimistic. When it was relisted with a more realistic opening bid, it ended up selling for $27!

Check out the hype for this novelty:
TOTALLY INCREDIBLE AND TOTALLY UNKNOWN KBD SYNTH PUNK FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!!!!  LISTEN TO THE TRACK "COOL PATROL"
AND START SWEATING KBD PUNK COLLECTORS!!!!

ARE YOU DEAD YET!!!!!! BECAUSE THAT TRACK ALMOST KILLED ME!!!!!!!!!
IF NOT THE B SIDE "PARTY MACHINE" SHOULD DO YOU IN!!!!!!!

GOOD LUCK GETTING THIS RECORD!!!!! I TRIED TO GET AT LEAST 1 COPY FROM FRAZER TO NO AVAIL!!!!!!
THE PAIN TORMENTS ME ON A DAILY BASIS!!!!!!!
O.K., THERE YOU GO!!!! NOW YOU'RE DEAD!!!!!
KILLED BY OBSCURE!!!!!!! 

My copy has a pressing flaw (shitty picture disk) so there is a skip on the B side. But it is a KBD SYNTH PUNK KILLER!!!!!! (Maybe a few more !!!!! would have lead to a selling price of more than $27?)

Frazer Smith - Cool Patrol / Party Machine 7" (Crushed Toy Music, 1982)

Brunettes (USA, 1981)

Powerpop from the Detroit area.

Brunettes - You And Me / Don't Laugh At Me 7" (International 1-81 IR, 1981)

Stan Katz (USA, 1980)

I picked this one up quite cheaply recently, going by an eBay description that it was "fuzz rock". I suppose the A side would qualify. I've also seen it described as "private loner folk" which I guess would be the B side. Discogs has it listed as rock / punk.

Stan Katz - Weekly Magazines / All I Want Is You 7" (Pete 'n Al CAC 1002, 1980)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

V/A - Outsiders LP (Greece, 1985)

New wave / post punk / synth compilation of Greek bands: Anti-Troppau Council, Venericna Bolest, Libido Blume, Not 2 Without 3 and X-Mandarina Duck.

V/A - Outsiders LP (Di Di Music Δ.Δ. 10, 1985)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Anal Babes (Norway, 1992)

From the Anal Babes website:


The band continued to tour Oslo and appeared on some compilation records like "shit too early"(bbr1) and "penguins and bondage"(thats entertainment rec's) ,before the Anal Babes first full length album came out in 1992
The record was called: "THE DIGNITY OF THE ANAL BABES IS UNIMPEACHABLE"



This record is one of the most essential Rock ever to come from Tellus! The self-produced songs include now classic songs like "Fuckstuck", "Technicolor yodel", "Cornuto contente", "Hezbollah" and "Bad compulsion"


The "B"-side of the album includes cover versions of songs by bands like Freestone ,Punk Force Commando, Unnatural Axe,Vox Pop,DMZ,Alan Milman Sect,Big Balls And The Great White Idiot and BLACK FLAG 
The first 500 copies had individual covers-no two were alike-and the vinyl came in nine different shades of brown(!).
A total KILLER in other words.
The record sold out strait away ,of course, and the second pressing did likewise .
Anal Babes - The Dignity of The Anal Babes Is Unimpeachable LP (Big Ball BBR 006, 1992)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Living Intents (UK, 1980)

Powerpop. 500 copies. Their only release.

Living Intents - (All The) Nice Boys // Janine / Said It So EP (Powerfull Pierre PPP-001, 1980)

Lancaster Band (South Africa, 1981)

New wave/rock band from South Africa. The LP has been reissued (a different mix) - this is the original vinyl issue. More info.

Lancaster Band - Comic Strip Heroes LP (EMI Brigadiers EMCJ(L) 11575, 1980)
(Modern Science / Just Can't Help Myself / Henry Harpic's Holidays / Natural Lift / The Boys // Comic Strip Heroes / The Kite / Denture Adventures / The Girls)

Volcano Fo Lé Ferret LP (UK, 1980)

Some nice D.I.Y. punky pop from 2 bands sharing an LP. One side each from The Trudy and The Magnificent 7.

Volcano Fo Lé Ferret LP (Binkie BIN 033, 1980)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Aburadako - various live (Japan, 1983 - 1984)

Aburadako began in 1983 as a hardcore punk band, releasing a flexi and a 12" EP on the ADK label before starting to move off in a more avant-garde rock direction. You should be able to find both ADK releases around various blogs without too much effort. Both the ADK releases and the tracks from the V/A - Great Punk Hits LP have been released on CD with different live tracks. This is a compilation of various live material that starts out with the 4 live songs from the out of print OK CD and includes things from various tapes I've accumulated over the years. I've never bothered to figure out the song titles but some I recognize from the flexi and 12". Sound quality varies as would be expected.

Aburadako - various live recordings (1983 - 1984)
#1 - 4: from OK Records CD compilation
#5 - 11: from a promo live tape (at least that's what I was told)
#12 - 20: Shibuya, Yaneura (12/19/1983)
#21 - 29: Shinjuku Jam (07/13/1984)
#30 - 31: ? Tokyo (06/24/1984)