Monday, 28 February 2011

Primal Scream - All Fall Down. Creation 7" CRE 017.

The first single from Primal Scream, a Scottish band whose fifteen minute jangly-guitar-heavy live sets back in the late 80s were The Very Heaven to me. I wouldn't cross the street to watch them these days. B-side, Velocity Girl, eclipses A-side All Fall Down. When this single was released Bobby Gillespie was still the drummer for The Jesus & Marychain. Enjoy.

Primal Scream - All Fall Down. Creation 7" CRE 017.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Infections - Kill For You. Rip-Off Records 7" RO18.


I originally thought Jason Dancer was Jason White using a daft name. Wrong. It's a guitarist with a daft name. With that in mind it's probably best that I don't elaborate on this record beyond saying it's another Lowery/White (Shane) love letter to the world.

The Infections - Kill For You. Rip-Off Records 7" RO18.

Friday, 25 February 2011

The Queers - Too Dumb To Quit. Selfless Records EP. Selfless 27.

Straight outta Portsmouth, New Hampshire, it's the questionably named ("Supposedly, the name 'Queers' was used simply to poke fun at what he called the "Art Fag" community in New Hampshire," says their wiki) Queers. It's the usual brand of dumb-ass, play it loud with a smile on your face pop punk you'd associate with a band strongly associated with Sell Out, ooops, Lookout! Records (had a Maximum Rocknroll flashback moment there, sorry). Enjoy.

The Queers - Too Dumb To Quit. Selfless Records EP. Selfless 27.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

BMX Bandits - E102. 53rd & 3rd. 7".


Regarded by those In The Know as The Bellshill Beatles, and part of the second wave of the late mid to late-80s Scottish Invasion, here is the first single by The BMX Bandits.  It was released on Stephen Pastel and David Keegan's 53rd & 3rd label. A demo tape was doing the rounds just before this came out and has the same version of Sad? on it. A digital capture of said tape can usually be found In The Usual Places. Enjoy.

BMX Bandits - E102. 53rd & 3rd. 7".

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Killdozer - Lupus / Nasty. Touch & Go Records 7".

Killdozer ape The Smiths by putting somebody else on their record sleeve, but instead of some elfen, androgynous 60s filmstar they've gone for snarling man-beast David Yow, vocalist for The Jesus Lizard. The a-side to this is on the Twelve-Point Buck LP. It's about semi-famous American author Flannery O'Connor and the disease that carried her off. The b-side is Killdozer carrying on from their For Ladies Only all-covers set with a relatively faithful cover of Janet Jackson's 'Nasty'.

Killdozer - Lupus / Nasty. Touch & Go Records 7".

Monday, 21 February 2011

Boris The Sprinkler - Drugs & Masturbation. Mutant Pop 7".

I am, to be honest, not posting much here as I have nothing to say. I don't want to tell you about Boris The Sprinkler and The Reverend Norb, a man who once sent me a t-shirt in a size which could have made a perfectly good wedding dress for a blue whale. A t-shirt I never wore once, despite anticipating the fun I could have with Boris the Sprinkler Throws Like A Girl splattered across my chest at the Spare Rib Reunion Disco. So I won't.

Boris The Sprinkler - Drugs & Masturbation. Mutant Pop 7".

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Halo of Flies - Human Fly. Power-Fist Record Co. Bootleg 7".


This is a bootleg of a single released by Forced Exposure magazine. It's not clear if the short version of 'Ballad of Extreme Hate' which is included on this release was on the original or not. The song isn't mentioned on the sleeve of either and it appears the band's discographers have chosen to take the record sleeves as gospel rather than Listen To The Fucking Record. If you have the original version, please put me out of my misery and let me know.

Halo of Flies - Human Fly. Power-Fist Record Co. Bootleg 7".

Friday, 18 February 2011

Deke Dickerson - T.J. Tuck & Roll. Ecco-Fonic 7".


Deke Dickerson is central to some of the music I love the most - the joyful, Summer sounds of The Untamed Youth (more from them, soon) and the snak-rock go-go gorilla sounds of The Go-Nuts (more from them soon, I've been a busy boy), but I've only got one solo record by him. And here it is.

Deke Dickerson - T.J. Tuck & Roll. Ecco-Fonic 7".

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Jackknife - Kill-O-Zap. Munster Records 7".

Ah, Jackknife. A band who I seem to have amassed a whole bunch of records by, including the personalised fanclub-only Xmas single, but who I never listen to these days. At all. This is a fairly early release and is from their most noisy period. They also had a time when they really, really wanted to be Pussy Galore. Then, ultimately the ended up doing The Blues Thing. I realise I'm making them sound really shitty, but there was something about them. Honest. Loads more to follow. In no particular order.

Jackknife - Kill-O-Zap. Munster Records 7".

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Man Or Astroman? - Captain Holojoy's Space Diner. Lucky Records 7".






One of a billion singles released ages and ages ago on behalf of the now newly-active Man Or Astroman? They were always pretty much on the ball when it came to recycling material for reissue, but some tracks did miss the cut. Including, on this single, a track called Space Potatoes and credited to Rozier. Enjoy it, and the rest of this yummy yummy release.

Man Or Astroman? - Captain Holojoy's Space Diner. Lucky Records 7".

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

'68 Comeback - High School Confidential. PCP Records 7". PCP-014.

Not sure how I've managed to miss out on posting '68 Comeback so far. A garage, country, blues ... call it what you want but don't call it fucking gunk punk .. super-group, whose initial line-up contained a Gorie, a Gibson Brother, a Firework, a Royal Truck and a Monster Truck Fiver and whose line-ups ebbed and flowed over the years. This release is the nearest they came to the mainstream in England. Look, a real life A&R company's sticker is on the back. Here they flaunt their rock and roll chops. If you've never heard them before, be aware that Monsieur Jeffrey Evans' voice can be an acquired taste.

'68 Comeback - High School Confidential. PCP Records 7". PCP-014.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Various Artists - Hang It Out To Dry! (16 Roughneck Rompers). Satan Records LP.

I've been busy. Busy, busy, busy. Busy recording, labelling and compressing lots of lovely vinyl. In the pipeline are sevens by, amongst others, 68 Comeback, Blacktop, BMX Bandits, Deke Dickerson, Infections, Jackknife, Primal Scream, TV Personalities and TSOL, along with a few LPs. In the meantime, here's one of the earliest rips I did of a great frat LP on Satan. I'd not worked out my labelling protocol at that point so the filenames are rudimentary ... but all the information is available in the Audio ID tags.

Various Artists - Hang It Out To Dry (16 Roughneck Rompers). Satan Records LP.

Friday, 4 February 2011

White Flag - Don't Give It Away. Sympathy For The Record Industry 7".

This record is aural viagra for me. A throbbing pop music hard-on. White Flag as a mutant monster coming together of the host band and The Muffs. An unrecognised classic for the a-side and a Brill Building classic on the flip. And doesn't Melanie Vammen look just like Derek Smalls with that moustache?


White Flag - Don't Give It Away. Sympathy For The Record Industry 7".