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

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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Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Conspirators - When You Walk In The Room (1980)

b/w - Cross My Heart

Another cover & again it's great 60's styled mod pop more in the style of The Searchers than it's writer Jackie Deshannon

Mid 60's Line-up
The-Conspirators were formed as a 5 piece in 1963 by Kevin Dulson and Joe Eardley in Stoke on Trent. Although by the time this 45 was released they had slimmed down to a trio.& have stayed that way (although around 1986 they were a duo)

Kevin Dulson RIP (Voc Guitar)
1980 Line-up
Glyn Davies (Bass Voc)   
Dave Hughes (Drums Voc)

An LP was later released in 1981 on the same label (ZER-19028) "Caught In The Act: Live At The Hempstalls"

You can also find 2 Compilations of Stoke Bands (again available on Teford based Zero Records) with tracks by The Conspirators.

Potteries Pop - Just One Look & Here I Go Again (1979/80)
Made In Stoke - Hippy Hippy Shake (1981?)

(These tracks are also all available on their 2004 CD "The Conspirators")

Dave Glyn & Kevin 1982

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Monday, 12 August 2013

The Absolute Beginners - Dream In A Haze (1984)

b/w - Southern Beat

Two sides of decent Mod Pop from these 4 Dartford area (Sutton-at-hone / Hawley) teenagers.

Sean Ludlow (Rhythm Guitar)
David Bryan (Bass Guitar)
Mark Philpott (Drums)
Gary Pullinger (Keyboards)

[Southern Beat would have been a better choice for the lead song to these ears]

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Friday, 2 August 2013

Gloo's Cap - Gloo's Lullaby (1977)

B1 - Like Gloo
B2 - Meanwhile Back In Reality

I've had this for a while & knew nothing about it [Not even the release date] Fortunately a few days ago I was flicking through an old N.M.E. & came across an interveiw (Included in the download)

So here are some Folky Punk tunes for your listening pleasure. (Think the missing link between Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg)

The tunes are penned & played by J. J. Quinn who was an Alias for London based but Durham bred Jimmy Red. 

According to the interview (& the label) Jimmy recorded these tunes in various Basements & had 10,000 privately pressed up (hard to believe he could afford to have that many from busking around town)

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