28 May 2017

# 496 Fingers - Cold cold night

Side a: Cold cold night
Side b: Drive in movie
USA 1982
Fantastic powerpop by this Oklahoma quartet. The track on side b is a real cracker ! Sadly i haven't a cover to this record. Enjoy this great record!


# 495 Harner - Get you back

 Side a: Get you back
Side b: Why don't you care?
USA 1982
Great powerpop two tracker by this Indiana (Bloomington?) combo, lead by the brothers Charles and James Harner. The track on side b was later released in the Phillippines with a different track. And the song was also on the film soundtrack of the film "Badgets". Enjoy !


14 Apr 2017

# 494 State Secrets - Black hippies

Side a: 1. Black hippies , 2. Life on a wire
Side b: 1. Reformation , 2. Spies and secret agents
UK 1980
A very fine underproduced DIY 4 track punk platter by this english band. I can't locate where the band came from. It was recorded at the very well known Carco Studios in Rochdale/UK. If you have more informations about this group, please let me know.  Enjoy it like i do !


# 493 Hooks - Lipstick on your collar

Side a: Lipstick on your collar
Side b: Young & bored
USA 1980
A female fronted band from NY with their first of two releases. Great version of the classic Connie Francis song and a very fine self-penned number on the flipside. I love it !


26 Feb 2017

# 492 The Pop Guns - Home address burning road

Side a: Home address burning road
Side b: Keep it a secret
SA 1981
Cool powerpop by this Spring (Suburbs of Johannesburg) based four piece band with their sole release. This was released on  Radium Records, the home of the band "Radio Rats", also from South Africa. I love it !


# 491 Mr. Clean - Sick of you

Side a: Sick of you
Side b: Sleepy
USA 1979
Fine little gem by this California based band.  We have here two self penned rockin' powerpop numbers on this record. It seems this was their lone release. I can't find more infos.
Enjoy !


22 Jan 2017

# 490 Cheryl - Killer kiss

Side a: Killer kiss
Side b: It's me
UK 1981
Superb quirky powerpop/new wave on this record by London born Cheryl Powling. This was her lone record release. Please read more here. I love this platter !


# 489 Young Moderns - Body won't obey

Side a: Body won't obey
Side b: (She's a) Disposable girl
USA 1982

Cool female fronted 5 piece band out of California. Two quirky offbeat/new wave tracks here on this record. Maybe their sole release ? I don't now. Enjoy !


4 Dec 2016

# 488 April South - The Rockelly singles

RKR 10381 Side a: April & The Pennies - Love and inspiration
RKR 10381 Side b: Paddy Boy & The Pennies - You're so different from the rest
IRL 1981

RKR 10780 Side a: April & The Pennies - Light of love
RKR 10780 Side b: The Pennies - Paradise walk
IRL 1980

RKR 10781 Side a: April South & The Pennies - Heroes of the night
RKR 10781 Side b: April South & The Pennies - Come the dawn
IRL 1981

Great singles of April South (her real name is Marian Curry) under different names. All the singles were pressed at the Ellie Jay pressing plant. Every single is a winner !
You can read more here and here.
Enjoy it !


30 Nov 2016

# 487 April South - The chains that bind me

Side a: The chains that bind me
Side b: You want to rock
ENG 1982

Second and final single for the "President" label after April South moved to London. Two very good rocking Powerpop tracks with hints of NWOBHM. I love it !