Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ivy and The Teachers (Belgium, 1980)

I've seen 2 7"s from this band appearing on eBay over the past year or so. This is the LP (released only in Germany?) that seems to turn up less often. Tracks from both 7"s (Once Burnt, Twice Learnt / Angry Faces and My Life / No More Plans) are included on the LP. Likely the same versions but I don't have the 7"s to compare. Both the label and the record jacket list the song "Suburban Love" as track #3 on the A side, but it isn't on the record. In any case, the LP has 11 tracks of pleasant pop / powerpop with touches of ska. Ludo Mariman from The Kids helps out with vocals.

Ivy and The Teachers - s/t LP (That's All Right / Candy / Suburban Love (not on the record) / Once Burnt, Twice Learnt / The Beach / Nervous // Just Wanna Dance / My Life / Hotel Maxi / Down To Zero / Angry Faces / No More Plans) (X Records 6.24726 AP, 1980)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

South Africa collection (1980 - 1984)

Back to South Africa now for a collection of 7" and miscellaneous tracks.

First up, The Aeroplanes with "Sally". This is from an old tape of various South African bands I got years ago. The date given for this one was 1984 but I'm not sure about that.

The Asylum Kids released one 7" and 2 LP's. I also have an official WEA cassette release that contains both of their LPs. The 7" (Schoolboy / It's All Upside Down) is included here. Both LPs are available on CD.

Dog Detachment released their first EP under the name Dog (Why? // In The City / Born Free) in 1980 followed by a 7" (Machines / Third World War) in 1981. A further 7" and several LPs followed starting in 1983. The first 2 7"s are included in this collection. A compilation of various tracks is available on CD.

The Gay Marines are related to Wild Youth. The track "Bitch" is all I have and the date I have for it is 1981.

No Exit is another one I know nothing about. These 2 songs are dated 1983. I was told they released a cassette but I have never seen or heard it but I would really like to!

Peach released 2 7"s  (A Lot Of Things / Flesh 'n Steel and Nightmare / Return To Sender) and an LP in 1981. I've included the 2 7"s and if you want to hear more the LP and a bonus track are available on CD.

Pop Guns released a 7" in either 1980 or 1981 I think. I don't have it. All I have is one song "Home Address: A Burning Road" from my old cassette compilation.  I would like to hear more if anyone has anything.

To finish up, a track called "Inside My Head" from The Squad. I have no info, not even the year.

If you want more from the Asylum Kids, Dog Detachment, Peach or other 1980's South African bands then go here and buy something.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Underdog (UK, 1979)

I guess this one falls into the hard rock or maybe NWOBHM category. Not sure since I'm not really at all familiar with that genre. A Google search turned up a recent eBay auction where it was described as "a great fast rocker with excellent vocals and fast-fluid guitar playing" and a couple of discussion threads about how rare the record was. I don't mind it but I don't think I'd pay upwards of £500 for it.

Underdog - Life At 21 / Blue Water, White Death 7" (Dog Rock DR01/DR02, 1979)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gents (South Africa, 1980)

Staying with South Africa we have a 7" from the Gents. They also released an LP in 1982. More info here, where I borrowed the 7" sleeve scan from.

Gents - School Kids / 1917 7" (RPM 00548, 1980)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

V/A - Six Of The Best LP (South Africa, 1979)

This LP is notable mostly for the 2 Wild Youth tracks. This is from a noisy vinyl copy I taped years ago. Other than the Wild Youth tracks there isn't anything particularly punk although a few of them are interesting. More Wild Youth here.

V/A - Six Of The Best LP (WEA WIL 7000, 1979)
Wild Youth - Record Companies
Leopard - Underestimator
Safari Suits - I Know What I Like
Bill Flynn - Inside I'm Cryin'
Corporal Punishment - Victim's Victim
Leopard - Boys And Bitches
Roger Lucey - I Don't Want Your Guillotine
Safari Suits - A South African In Paris
Corporal Punishment - Goddess Of Depression
Wild Youth - All Messed Up

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rude Norton (Canada, 1980)

Classic Canadian "fuck band" with covers of the Gilligan's Island and Green Acres theme songs among others. "Tits On The Beach" appeared on the Killed By Death #7 compilation LP. I'm not sure why, other than at the time the record happened to be on the want list of the guy who did #5 and #6. Recorded in 1979, 500 copies released in 1980. It shows up on eBay somewhat regularly usually selling in the $150-200+ range. There is also a Rude Norton song on each of the Bud Luxford compilation LPs that I may post one of these years.

Rude Norton - s/t EP (Sea Cruise / Gilligan's Island / Green Acres // The Israelites / Tits On The Beach) (Rogelletti RN 45-1/RR002, 1980)