Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Cecilia accompagnee par Les Ennuis - Avec Les Garcons EP. Hillsdale Records HR-25.

I confess to knowing absolutely nothing about Cecilia and her delicious Boredoms, beyond the fact that there was a flurry of activity round about the time this record was released. Sister releases on labels such as Wild Wild and Get Hip are illustrated on the back of this piece of retro Euro-chic.  Recommended for anybody whose lifestyle is dictated by an addiction to the Girls from the Garage LPs and a taste for The Avengers.

Cecilia accompagnee par Les Ennuis - Avec Les Garcons EP. Hillsdale Records HR-25. Fixed on Halloween 2010. Track Two was Track One and Two together. Have now edited it.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Dickless - I'm A Man / Saddletramp. Sub Pop Singles Club 7" SP59.

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From 1990, the year before 'punk' broke, comes this gem from Seattle's all-female Dickless (<roywalker>say what you see<\roywalker>) featuring an A-side of them covering Bo Diddley's 'I'm A Man' in unique fashion and a B-side, 'Saddletramp', which was later covered by The Supersuckers. Their output was thin - the 12" of this, released on Tupelo Records, featured an extra track, 'Miniskirt Mob', and there was a track on one of the Teriyaki Asthma compilation EPs. There was a CD readied for release in 2006, but does not appear to have made the shops.

Dickless - I'm A Man / Saddletramp. Sub Pop Singles Club 7" SP59.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Phantom Surfers - Survival of the Fattest EP. Planet Pimp Records PPR-012.

Anybody who has seen The Phantom Surfers play live knows that one of the greatest things about them is the side-splitting entertainment they provide. No, they're not really bad, just really good at between-song banter. This product of a natural partnership with wise-ass record label, Planet Pimp Records, appeared at the height of the post-Pulp Fiction fad for surf music and features precisely no surf music. The first track is a live performance by the band with all the music taken out; it's funny, but the great irony is that this stand-up double act (between guitarist Mel Bergman and bass player Mike Lucas) needs the music to help sweep it along. The final track is a Comfy Jones prank call to self-appointed inventor of Heavy Metal, Dick Dale, which is worth sitting through for the final pay-off, and to hear Dale's well-rehearsed description of himself. This track also sticks at the end, but I've left it in. It's not as if you'll be dancing to it...

The record came with a pre-printed postcard of complaint so that disappointed hipsters could request a refund from Mr. Sven-Erik Geddes.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

The Bodines - God Bless / Paradise, Creation Records CRE016.



From October 1985 when Creation was a small Indie label awash with the money earned from The Jesus and Marychain's smash hit single, 'Upside Down', here come Glossop's finest, The Bodines. Twenty-five years ago. Blimey.

The Bodines - God Bless / Paradise, Creation Records CRE016.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Various Artists - Tales from Estrus Volume Two. ES 727.

An all-Japanese 2x7" special featuring tracks by Supersnazz, American Soul Spiders, Jackie and The Cedrics and The Beyonds. Joe Newton of Gas Huffer did the cover art and that for the eight-page comic book enclosed as part of the packaging. The comic has been scanned and included in the rar file.

American Soul Spiders: Satisfaction
Beyonds: Can't Explain
Jackie & The Cedrics: Stompin'
Supersnazz: Teenage Head

Various Artists - Tales from Estrus Volume Two. ES 727.