Saturday, 31 December 2011

'68 Comeback - Flip, Flop & Fly. Get Hip Records 7". GH-168.

Finally, and on the last day of 2011, more from '68 Comeback. The band, as previously noted, featured a dazzling array of talent, including Peg 'Mo Tucker' (look at that pic above) O'Neill of Gories fame, Darin Lin Wood who played with Fireworks and Blacktop and the esteemed Monsieur Jeffery Evans, who had previously fronted The Gibson Brothers. Here we have covers of Big Joe Turner's Rhythm and Blues blast, Flip, Flop & Fly and traditional gospel track, He's My Everything. Much, much more to come. See you in 2012. Enjoy.

'68 Comeback - Flip, Flop & Fly. Get Hip Records 7". GH-168.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Boris The Sprinkler - Grilled Cheese. Bulge Records 7". Bulge 1.

Daft arse, madcap punk from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Frontman The Rev. Norb used to have a column in Maximum Rock and Roll and his taste for the SF Budget Rock sound chimed well with that scene's love of the cheap and theatrical. Such as The Rezillos, whose Bad Guy Reaction is covered on the flipside of this first release. It sounds like the kind of record that would be released by the kind of band who would wear glasses to make them look like a fake 'new wave' band on CHiPs. In a good way. Enjoy.

Boris The Sprinkler - Grilled Cheese. Bulge Records 7". Bulge 1.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Cud - Lola. Imaginary Records 7". Mirage 007.

Cud were, in their time, on the side of the Good Guys. Sometimes seduced by promises of commercial success, but always lured away from it by their need to embrace the stupid, the random, the uncommercial. This Kinks cover is a bit polite, the production a bit flat, but you can hear what they were getting at. The flipside was from their debut LP 'When In Rome, Kill Me' and is more representative of their sound. They were always more of a live band, anyway. Enjoy.

Cud - Lola. Imaginary Records 7". Mirage 007.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Grow-Up - Joanne. Object Records 7". OM12.

My introduction to Grow-Up was through their debut LP, 'The Best Thing', which was also released on Object Records a few months before this single. 49p from Virgin Records in Manchester when it was at the bottom of Market Street. Cheers, Richard. A few years later when in Brighton and enthusing about the LP it gets assumed that I already had a copy of this. I didn't, but I heard it and I knew that I had to have it. But this was the olden days and finding a record, particularly a limited release, niche market independent 7" from a few years previous, meant you had to actually get off your arse and trawl through record shops new and second-hand as well as rely on huge amounts of luck. And eventually I did. I wish I could remember where, but I just recall that it was just sitting there and it was cheap. And now you can have it too. Sleeve lists tracks as A. Joanne. B. Two Tunes. Label echoes the sleeve for the A, but B is 1a. Affirmation of Existance. 1b. Reaffirmation of Existance. 1c. Swept Away (0.36) 2. GGGDADGADADAD (1.46). Enjoy.

Grow-Up - Joanne. Object Records 7". OM12.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Don Caballero - AndAndAnd... Third Gear Records 7". Third Gear 3G-04.

Some call it Post-Rock. Whatever that is or was, this is, fundamentally, full-on instrumental rock and roll. And that chimes with my hatred of smarty-pant lyrics and posey-arsed singers. Give me silence or give me stupid, Mr or Ms. Show-off vocalist. Then fuck off. Enjoy.

Don Caballero - AndAndAnd... Third Gear Records 7". Third Gear 3G-04.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Impala - Power Of Bob Records EP. POB 01.

File under I Wish I'd Seen 'Em. Impala were/are a Memphis, Tennessee, instrumental band. This 7" on Power of Bob was, based on the label number, their first release. Received wisdom is that their first release was a split-cassette with The Oblivians, but that has a later label number. As far as I am aware, The Oblivians set was later issued by Goner as a limited edition LP. If, and I know this is a long shot, anybody has and would care to share the cassette... Kisses all round. Anyhow, here are Impala. They're not a surf band. Enjoy.

Impala - Power Of Bob Records EP. POB 01.

Josef K - Sorry For Laughing - Les Disques Du Crepuscule 7" TWI 023

Recorded especially for Les Disques Du Crepuscule in January 1981. Presumably at a time when the band were passing through Belgium, otherwise why ship four Scotsmen over just to record two tracks? Sorry For Laughing was the title of Josef K's aborted first release. The LP that made it as far as test-pressings and art samples but was then binned (until later revival on CD, naturally). Anyway, good stuff... Enjoy.

Josef K - Sorry For Laughing - Les Disques Du Crepuscule 7" TWI 023.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Jack O'Fire - Soul Music 101 Chapter 3. Sympathy For The Record Industry 7". SFTRI 253-3.

More from The World's Greatest Cover Band. Jack O'Fire tear up a storm no matter who they cover, and a band who can cover The Fall and Sonny Boy Williamson with equal levels of respect are deserving of your love. Here they take on twitchy Seattle Power Poppers, The Fall Outs and deceased instrumental powerhouse Link Wray. Enjoy.

Jack O'Fire - Soul Music 101 Chapter 3. Sympathy For The Record Industry 7".  SFTRI 253-3.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Supersnazz - I Wanna Be Your Love. Lucky Records 7" LKY005.


An all-female Japanese guitar band who took their name from the The Flamin' Groovies' first LP. Does this stuff get any more 'niche'? Probably. They released their first LP on Sub Pop and their second on Sympathy For The Record Industry. More? The two songs on the flipside are, of course, Sonics covers. And now? Well, not now, but more recently they ceased being an all-female band and feature Shoe on drums and Marky on guitar. That's Shoe from Teengenerate. And Marky, who is no doubt some Japanese kid who yearns for The Ramones. Enjoy.

Supersnazz - I Wanna Be Your Love. Lucky Records 7" LKY005.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Various Artists - Revenge of the Amphetamine Generation. Dig The Fuzz Records LP.

Living proof that the garage explosion set off by The British Invasion in America had a recoil action. A vinyl-only collection of Freakbeat, Punk and R&B acetates that can live alongside anything with a comics code stamp on it.

Sleeve notes and more detail of those bands who can be identified (some of the best tracks are anonymous) can be found at the Acid Visions website. Enjoy.

Various Artists - Revenge of the Amphetamine Generation. Dig The Fuzz Records LP.