Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Blow Up - Pool Valley - Creation Records CRE049T


This stems from that initial post-Upside Down Creation Records boom period. When things got bigger but before they went Mental. This is Blow-Up's second single and it's named for the main bus station in Brighton. The place Martha's Mega Bus to Brighton was no doubt headed. Appropriately enough this is being posted from a bus. At the time Blow-Up featured singer Nick Roughley, drummer Chris... Windows(?), bassist Aziz Hashmix and guitarist Alan Stirner, late of fellow Brighton band Whirl and future member of The Wolfhounds. It's solid late 80s indie rock. The main title is catchy as all get out. Enjoy.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Boris The Sprinkler - Male Model - Bulge Records 7" - Bulge 2.


There should be some kind of vetting process bands go through before they are allowed to cover the music of certain acts. Boris the Sprinkler would definitely hit the right notes for covering Undertones. Loud, punchy, melodic and devoted. Best of all they have the good sense to leave the classics alone (Teenage Kicks should only ever be tackled as a drunken encore) and take their cue from this minor b-side. 

Released on Bulge in 1995 with two of their own songs on the flip this is pretty enjoyable and can still be picked up for peanuts. Another post written on and sent from the 135 bus. Enjoy.

Boris The Sprinkler - Male Model - Bulge Records 7" - Bulge 2.

The Hentchmen - Red Hot Car - Hillsdale Records 7". HR-11.


Another one on Johnny (Saturn V feat Orbit, Phantom Surfers, Ogres) Bartlett's excellent Hillsdale Records. The Henchmen have been around for nearly as long as Johnny and they are still going. This is their fourth single, from 1994 and features their trademark stompin' 60s garage sound. You already know pretty much what it's going to sound like but they do it so well you'll find yourself knocking back a strong one and coming back for more. Enjoy.

The Hentchmen - Red Hot Car - Hillsdale Records 7". HR-11.

Monday, 12 September 2016

The Statics - Sooprize Package - Real Records 7" - Real 001.


Well,yeah heh! Finally a new post! It's not that I don't have tons of this stuff lined up and ready to go, it's more that I can't find anything to say about it. And you probably don't care about that. You just want the punk rock. The tunes! And I can't blame you. I'd be exactly the same. So, I've stuck the blogger app on my tablet and on my phone and I've added a load of draft posts without text so that I can up new posts whenever I get bored. I'm writing this on the top deck of a bus on my way home from work. That kind of thing.

So, The Statics. This came free with the first issue of Sooprize Package zone, which was published on the south coast of England. It's exactly what you would expect of The Statics covering Supercharger. Sparks do fly. From what I recall, the flipside is an instrumental. Either way, it's good shit. Launched from a bus. Enjoy.

The Statics - Sooprize Package - Real Records 7" - Real 001.