Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Makers - Bust Out . Rip Off Records 7". Rip Off 007. Like James Bond.

One-sided, one-covered, but not mono. This is the closest Rip-Off ever got to the winkle-pickers and Beatle wig set. Not that that scene is all bad. So, here are The Makers at their earliest. Pre-Maker-over into a 70s Glam band. Enjoy.

The Makers - Bust Out . Rip Off Records 7". Rip Off 007.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

The Mummies - Food, Sickles and Girls 7". Estrus Records Reissue. ES45002.

A cultural artefact from the time - and it wasn't that long ago, whippersnappers - when Mummiesmania was burning so strong Estrus Records had to reissue the band's Pre-BS singles. Presumably because Pre-BS major domo Rusty Kwan couldn't be arsed.

It's The Mummies. You've heard it all before. Enjoy.

The Mummies - Food, Sickles and Girls 7". Estrus Records Reissue. ES45002.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Gories - Nitroglycerine - New Rose Records 7".

Fresh from twenty one years ago. The Gories first single release on French label, New Rose. The last one for a while from my mate, Richard. He fought hard to get this one. His Rosebud. Based on info from Grunnen Rocks, this was the only time the flip side, Makin' Love appeared on vinyl. The only time it appeared on CD was for the New Rose release of 'I Know You Fine, But How You Doin'? Enjoy.

Gories - Nitroglycerine - New Rose Records 7".

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Pavement - Demolition Plot J-7. Drag City 7". DC 2.

Another record from the collection of my good friend, Richard. It's one I used to have myself, but this copy contains a rare treat. The Drag City 'golden ticket' gifting the recipient a free copy of the next Pavement release is still inside. He never redeemed it. I wonder if it is still valid. And if it is, do they accept scanned copies? *ahem*

Pavement - Demolition Plot J-7. Drag City 7". DC 2.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Poison 13 - Love Me EP. Sub Pop Records. SP 274.

I worked my way backwards into Poison 13 by being a fan of Jack O'Fire, then picking this up as it was a band with Tim Kerr in it. Much like Jack O'Fire, this is an assembly of cover versions, but a very fine assembly of cover versions. I always enjoy hearing covers of Manchester bands by US artists, particularly at the more obscure end of the market, so this cover of Warsaw from the first Joy Division EP, An Ideal For Living, generates the same warmth as Jack O'Fire's assault on The Fall's Container Drivers and Bassholes version of Joy Division's Interzone. Enjoy.

Poison 13 - Love Me EP. Sub Pop Records. SP 274.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Fingers - You Get On My Nerves. Bag of Hammers 7". BOH 006.

My fourth and final Fingers upload. Recorded and engineered by Trent 'Not good enough for The Untamed Youth' Ruane. The picture on the sleeve of this one always sums up The Fingers at their 'exotic' best for me - the band in their skinny-tie, faux new wave costumes, Los Bros White flanking Mr. Raul Balcarel. With a stained crotch. Way to go, Raul! Shitty 90s garage-wise, this is as good as it gets. Only Supercharger's Pre-BS single gets anywhere near. Enjoy.

The Fingers - You Get On My Nerves. Bag of Hammers 7". BOH 006.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Bassholes - Blue Roots. In The Red LP. ITR 014.

We've not had a full 12" LP for a while - to be honest they are a pain in the arse to prepare - so here's a cracker, Bassholes' debut, Blue Roots, Number One in their Archive Series. For two men they raise one heck of a noise. At some point this band will, posthumously, catch fire with the hipsters and historically-curious. I'm making sure my kids have a full set. The last track is not listed on the sleeve, nor the label. Not sure if it was a mistake in the pressing or a deliberate joke on the part of Bassholes. More Bassholes and related sounds soon. Enjoy.

Bassholes - Blue Roots. In The Red LP. ITR 014.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Meat Whiplash - Don't Slip Up. Creation Records 7". CRE 20.

Another one from my good friend, Richard, and a record I was surprised to find he owned. Meat Whiplash were one of the second wave of bands signed to Creation following the massive success of their twelth single release, Upside Down by Jesus & Marychain. The single seems to be, deliberately or not, an attempt by Creation to follow up on the success of the Marychain debut by releasing something that sounds not a million miles away from the Beach Boys and feedback template the Reid Brothers had patented. I saw this band just the once, on Sunday, 20 October 1985, supporting Primal Scream and The Weather Prophets at The Clarendon Ballroom in London. The singer was wearing flared leather trousers. At the time it felt very much like a full stop for that scene. The single is, despite my witterings, pretty good. Enjoy.

Meat Whiplash - Don't Slip Up. Creation Records 7". CRE 20.