Monday, December 2, 2013

Obscure Worldwide #2

Another collection of odds and ends, mostly from Canada with some other things thrown in. 1981 seems to be a popular year this time.
NOTE: No downloads for now. Maybe later.



Elan (Canada [Penticton, BC] - 1980)
2 songs from their only release, a 4 song 7" EP. The other 2 songs are totally different and not recommended.
Singles (Canada [Calgary, AB], c1981)
Taken from the "Rocky Mountain Magic" compilation LP. Everything else on the LP sucks but I'd really like to hear anything else the Singles recorded. 
Prodigy (Canada [Regina, SK], 1981)
Taken from the "Saskatchewan Seeds" compilation LP.
Straitjackets (Canada [Montreal, QC], 1981)
Taken from the "L'esprit '81 CHOM" compilation LP.
Thomas King (USA [San Diego, CA], 1982)
Humanist Advent Concept  (Canada [Laval, QC], 1976)
A side of their second 7".
A.J. Nobes (Canada [Drumheller, AB], early 70's?)
Taken from the LP "It's A Matter Of Time" by A.J. Nobes & His Country Mistics. The cover says "Mistics", the labels say "Mystic's".Typical small town band that played weddings, parties, etc. Dig the mistic organ!
Magnum (Canada [Montreal, QC], 1981)
Taken from the "L'esprit '81 CHOM" compilation LP.
Hourglass (Canada [Yarmouth, NS], late 70's?)
Taken from the "As Luck Would Have It" LP. Maybe worth the price I paid (someone gave it to me)?
Friday (Canada [Montreal, QC], 1981)
Taken from the "L'esprit '81 CHOM" compilation LP.
Howard Brook Band (Canada [Carleton County, NB], 1981)
Found this one in a dollar bin and the only reference I could find online for it was a list selling it for $110 with the following description: "early 80's Canadian release of excellent Folk-Rock album spiced w/jammed-up Anglo-Folk tapestries executed in a laid-back, West-Coast-Sound vybed way w/acoustic/electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle ...and excellent femme back-ups; tasty lead licks on the outstanding "I choose"; all original material and no hanger in the bag; sound-scape is of that mid-70's nature, production maintains natural colors, sleeve is a cool photo showin' a vintage mercury parked out in the green by the riverside".
Scoop (Canada [Montreal, QC], 1981)
Taken from the "L'esprit '81 CHOM" compilation LP.
Orghestar (Iceland, 1982)
Taken from their 12" EP.
Utangardsmenn (Iceland, live 1982, released 1994)
From a CD of a live recording made in Stockholm.
Ronnie and His Calypso Ramblers (Bahamas)
Another dollar bin find. Add to your collection of songs that mention someone having his balls shot off with a shotgun.
S To S (Belgium, 1978)
Hard rock raer, supposedly only 100 copies made. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Those crazy Finns ...

It must be the long winter nights. First, a couple tracks from the AD LP from 1984 (recorded in November 1983). The first track on the LP is called "Rockabilly":



And the last one is "Viesti":



Nothing too strange there. But then there's this, an EP from Super Ladex released in 1985 in a numbered edition of 199 copies, making it somewhat raer. The music? Who cares, didn't I just say it was raer?

Super Ladex: Olet Valloissasi EP

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Obscure Worldwide #1

Moving thousands of records really is a pain. Everything is finally moved but unpacking may take some time. While I decide what direction this blog will take I'll just be posting selected tracks from various random records that I happen to find interesting. Future posts may veer away from the usual 70s/80s punk and power pop as I listen to less and less of that kind of thing on a regular basis. For now, check these ones out:



Bad Lizard - (Belgium, 1982)
Mountain Cannabis - (Germany, 1981)
Clit - (Germany, 1980) 1st release. Later releases are NDW.
Dehex! (Sweden, 1982)
Indicators (Belgium, 1983)
Ferrum (Austria, 1979)
Cenci (Finland, 1980)
Kivi & Eksyneet Äänet (Finland, 1981)
Ray Wright Band (USA, 1983)
Sean Benjamine (USA, 1984)
Black & White The Holey Smoke Show (USA, 1976)
Doug Lindsay & Pegge Hopper (USA, 1980)
Nemesis (Netherlands, 1981) from "Unable" EP. If you think this is bad, the rest of the EP is way worse. Pretty lame for a band with a name like Nemesis.
Sputniks (Switzerland, 1981)
Students (Sweden, 1981)
Harald Råg (Sweden, 1980)
Temp (Sweden, 1983)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Anatole Frantz (France, 1978)

Punk/rock from France. There doesn't seem to be much about them online though copies of the record seem to be available.

Anatole Frantz - Scandale / Le monde est fou 7" (Sonopresse 2 S 008-16614, 1978)

Korroosio (Finland, 1981)

Korroosio were a pop-punk/new wave band formed in 1979. Their first recordings from 1980 were released on the Asfalttidisco compilation LP. Their second release and best known song, Hei Hei Hei, was first released in 1980 on the Vaahtopäät compilation LP. The same version of the song also appeared on the Kyllä Tytöt Ymmärtää LP in 1982 (reissued in 2012). It has since appeared on several retrospective Finnish punk/new wave compilations. The song was re-recorded in 1981 and released as a 7". The B side, Hän on niin puhdas, is the same version as the LP.

Korroosio - Hei hei hei / Hän on niin puhdas 7" (California CS 001, 1981)

You can find the original version of Hei hei hei on youtube. Here's a 2010 reunion version: