Just another site that's giving you hard to find music

These will be some of my favourite tunes (Mod, powerpop, punk, ska, - if it's got a good sound I'll post it) All ripped from vinyl. The idea is that now you Know about them, You can seek them out!
If anyone is unhappy about any of these posts please contact me & I will take them off

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Fender Twinns - Standin' In The Way Of Love (1982)

b/w - Heart Of The Matter

Great New Wave / Powerpop from this Lancaster, PA band 1982 - 86 (Heart Of The Matter being my pick of the two)

Jeff Coleman - Guitar, Voc
Bill Nork - Guitar, Piano, Voc
Tom Jewlett - Drums
John Kelly - Harmonies

Prior to The Fender Twinns Jeff was in the local Punk Band The Blame [Line- up being Glenn Redcay- Bass/Voc Guy Debris- Guitar Jeff Coleman- Guitar/keys/Voc  
Steve Patton- Drums ('79-'80) Blair King- Drums/vocals ('80-'81) For More info on them Go Here]
If you want to hear their 45  Elevator/Little Girls in Hollywood - Atlantic Sound Productions (1980) It's in the Download

Post Fender Twinns  - Jeff is the Owner/Operator of the Steam Powered Recording Studios

I'm not sure if there were any more 45's but there was a 1984 LP Polarity

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Five Star Gas - Smokey Bubble Shoo Fly Pie (1979)

b/w - Sledge Hammer

Great New Wave / Powerpop from this Bedfordshire area band. Released at the tail end of 1979 in a pressing of 500 (I've also read 1000 but I suspect that is wrong)

Both tunes are penned by Nick Murray, unfortunatly that is about all I can tell you about the band.

Give Sledge Hammer a listen first as Smokey Bubble Shoo Fly Pie is what can be called an "acquired taste"

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Sunday, 11 May 2014

The Cadillacs - Cadillac Walk (1980)

b/w - Same Old Stuff

Cool New Wave / Pub Rock (Think early Graham Parker  & The Rumour & you won't be far off) Cadillac walk being a Moon Martin cover from his 1978 LP "Shots From A Cold Nightmare"

Lyn Phillips - (Voc, Harmonica)
Graham "Hedley" Williams - (Guitar, Voc)
Pete Hurley - (Bass)
Ray "Alice" Ennis - (Guitar, slide Guitar)
Robert "Dodo" Wilding - (Drums)  later in "The Ambassadors"

In 1978 when South Wales based Racing Cars (1974-78) Split, Williams, Ennis & Wilding were joined by Phillips & Hurley (who had both earlier played with Wilding in Cardiff band "Kimla Taz"

This was the 1st of 2, 45's For Red Eye Records the 2nd being Billy/Who Dat Man EYE3 (1980) 
Thre was also a track "Y Crwydryn A Mi" on the 1981 Various Artists LP "Twrw Tanllyd" (SAIN 1201H) as Meic Stevens a'r Cadillacs
Aparently there was also a Cassette only LP Cider Glier (Tic Toc 002) 1981 (Anyone got this I'd like to hear it)
If You like this there are quite a few Videos on You-Tube - Try here for starters

Useless Info - Artwork for Both 45 sleeves were by Mike Lloyd Jones (one time guitarist for Shaking Stevens & the Sunsets)

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Tacones - Cronicas Del Bromuro (1980)

b/w - Rita

1st 45 (released March 1980) from this Madrid based "60's Mod / Powerpop" band (1979 - 1982)

Alberto Larios Lopez - (Voc Rhythm Guitar) 
Ramiro Martínez-Quintanilla - (Guitar)
Fernando Maqueda - (Bass, Keyboards)
Carlos Maqueda - (Drums)

"Cronicas Del Bromuro" was recorded by Tacones ("Heels" in English) for the 1980 film of the same name directed by Juan José Porto. They also appeared in the film as the band Taxi performing a cover of "meyer"  
Still From Cronicas Del Bromuro
(If you're interested here's a qiuck precis of the film - It's set around Easter 1966 & is a Teen Comedy revloving aound the story line of students in a religious institution being fed Bromide to quell their libidos by over zealous priests)


Cronicas del Bromuro / Rita - Chapa 1980
Difícil / Rita se Hizo de Oro - Chapa 1981
Requiem Final / Locuras para Fans - Serdisco 1981
Te Mintió / Clin Clin - Zafiro 1982

Requiem Final - Zafiro 1981

Later - In 1986 Alberto Larios Lopez was in El Beso Negro with ex- members of Punk band La Broma de Ssatán   (Nice Hair)

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Tezer - On The Run (1980)

 b/w - Helen

Another Band I can't tell you much about.

I'm pretty sure they were from Darkest Kent, as all the other artists I've found on this label (Dude) have been from that area. (Don't bother seeking them out as they all seem to be C&W themed)

I can tell you that the 2 songs were penned by Harrington & Lukehurst.

On the Run is a nice slab of powerpop/pop rock & Helen is an instrumental that could have been written by The Allman Brothers or some other 70's Country Rock Band.

As always if anyone can add something please leave a comment.

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Le Fracàs - Quelle Joie D'etre Riche (1983)

A1 - Quelle Joie D'être Riche
A2 - De Coeur En Coeur
B1 - Quelque Chose En Moi
B2 - L'heure De La Revanche

As the posts have been a little Anglo-centric lately I thought it time to leave our fair Isles and pop over the Channel to France - (Orange, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to be precise.)

Here's some great Mod Pop from

Marcel Eychenne (Voc, Guitar)
B. Eychenne (Voc, Bass)
P. Barbero (Drums)

Unfortunately I can't tell you much about the band. From what I've been able to peice together from the scant info on the net, this incarnation seem to have been around from 1981 - 84.
There was an earlier formation (1978 - 81) Marc Damien  (Guitar), Alain Fabien (Guitar)‏,  Marcel Eychenne (Guitar), Denis Eyraus (Bass), Pierre Viaud (Drums)
who had a track‏ (Nous En Avons Marre - also in the D/L) on the Various Artists LP  125 grammes de 33 1/3 tours & later the track was included on the Killed by Death 007 compilation.

If anyone knows any better please leave a comment

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Friday, 3 January 2014

Larry Norman - I Feel Like Dying (1981)

b/w Alwyn Wall - Hold On

This comes across as a split 45 but has pretty much the same players on it.

Larry Norman (Voc Guitar)
Alwyn Hall  (Voc Guitar)
+ The Barrett Band
Norman Barratt (Guitar Voc)
Tim Hatwell (Bass)
Russ Caldwell (Drums)
Dave Morris (Keyboards)

"I Feel Like Dying" is very much in the same vein as Springsteen's Nebraska. It's taken from the LP "Something New Under The Son" which was recorded in '77 but not released until' 81
Whereas "Hold On" is more Pop/Folk Rock.

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Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Cartoons - Beep Beep Love (1981)

b/w - Thomas Cadillac

2nd 45 from this London based band (I posted their 1st a while back)

Again the players on this 45 were
Laurence Cane-Honeysett (Voc)
Tony Cane-Honeysett (Guitar Voc)
Phillip Scragg (Bass)
Chris Blackwell (Drums)
Paul Feldwick (Keys)
Nigel Scragg (Sax)

The Cartoons began life at the tail end of 1978 after the disintergration of The Stingrays (yes, another band named The Stingrays) The line up then was Laurence Cane-Honeysett (Voc), Tony Cane-Honeysett (Guitar Voc) Martin Coyler (Bass) & Stuart Silver (Drums). This incarnation lasted until Mid '79 when the recorded line-up came into being.
Martin Coyler later went on to form a band called Hothouse with Mark Pringle [also ex Stingrays] & Heather Small
The Cartoons lasted until early 1981 were upon they split up.

If you followed the links you'll know what the Cane- Honeysett brothers are doing now but what of the others?.......  Nigel Scragg, Philip Scragg & Chris Blackwell are all in-demand session players & Paul Feldwick became an advertising executive.

In 1989 the Cane-Honeysett brothers reunited to record another 45 - Even Cowgirls Get The Blues/Ride That Train - Texas Music TX001 (As T.Cane Honey with Laurence using the alias of Laurence Black)

If you're interested I prefer Thomas Cadillac

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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Akela And The Cubs - Modern Girl (1983)

B1 - How Could You Do It
B2 - Who's Taking You Home

Above average Pop Rock / Powerpop 45 from this Manchester based band.

Modern Girl falters slightly from poor production but is still quality to my ears & Who's Taking You Home could be favoured by NWOBHM fans. I suspect How Could You Do It will be disliked by all.

Unfortunately I can't tell you much about the band. All tracks were penned by Clayton & Fryer & there was an earlier (1982) 11 track cassette available from Pete Fairclough* (could this be the Sheffield born drummer later in London based The Chevalier Brothers?)

* this info came from a 03/04/1982 Sounds press Clip (included in the download)

BTW  - Akela (Indian Wolf) was a character (leader of the wolf pack) that appeared in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Kraze - Boys With Toys (1981)

b/w - We All Wear Black

2nd (& final) 45 for these London SE8 boys & it's sporting a cool Mod/New Wave sound. Personally I prefer "We All Wear Black" with it's swirling keys & chant-a-long chorus.

If you're wondering what their 1st 45 was, it was a re-recorded version of this

Say Hello to My Girl / Friday Night - Double D Records 
(D Dee 6 - Oct1980) - Alledgedly this was blacklisted by the BBC for having ambiguous lyrics [Decide for yourselves as I've included it in the download]

Mike Gorman - Bass
Steve Little - Rhythm Guitar
Lee Dallon - Keys
 Alan Hourihane - Lead Guitar
Tony Toole - Voc
Steve Dolman - Drums

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