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

A Place To Find Some Rarer Tunes (Mod, PowerPop, Punk, Ska) ripped from my vinyl collection. If it sounds good I'll post it. The idea being 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 30 November 2010

Commercial Acrobats - Little Mixed Up (1981)

b/w - Hearts Falling Apart

Great powerpop double A sider from these Teeside (Norton, Cleveland) boys.

The Band were

Dimmer Blackwell (voc guitar)
Paul Nicholson (bass voc)
Andy Greenwood (drums voc)

with help from

John Hodgson (tambourine)

Sounds & scans below


Monday 29 November 2010

the Beekeepers - Platform 5 (1981)

B1 - Trouble With You
B2 - Monkey's Uncle meets The Giant Chip pan

This has been posted before but maybe you've missed it.

The Band from Whitstable Kent were

Ben Challis (Voc)
Stephen Harris (guitar voc)
Nick Appleton (guitar)
Chris Harris (bass)
Stan Littlejohn (drums) replaced by Russel Lax

For more info & photos go here & here or alternatively go to the Ignerents blogspot once you've explored these sites you will have a comprehensive knowledge of the band past & present.

If you want to hear the Ignerents 45 leave a comment & I may post it

Sounds & scans below


Sunday 28 November 2010

The Cruize - Strange Little Girl (1982?)

b/w Standing In The Rain

Another 45 I know next to nothing about!

Great New wave / powerpop track that is slightly ruined by over zealous keyboards but not enough to stop me playing it.

Band members included

J Golding
I Morgan
D Morgan

Going by the phone # on the label I'd guess that they were from the Hereford area

If anyone can shed any light on this leave a comment

Sounds & scans below


Saturday 27 November 2010

Darryl - Rayner - Steve - Let The Good Stones Roll ep (1977)

A1 - 77/3 By 4
A2 - Gangster Of The Song
B1 - Shoot Your Dad
B2 - Just Want To Say

There is a "fold over" sleeve to this but none of the copies I've seen have had it.

The tracks are from the soundtrack of Let The Good Stones Roll which was a musical about the Rolling Stones composed by:

Rayner Bourton (voc)(played Riff Raff in the original stage play of the Rocky Horror Show)
Steve Dawson (voc guitar)
Darryl Read (voc guitar drums)

Sounds & scans below


Friday 26 November 2010

the Studioz - I Saw Her Standing There (1982)

b/w - Radio Radio

It's time for another Beatles cover
(although, I'll admit that the flip is the better track - once again a there's a bit to much synth on the A side for me)

The Studioz were from Edinburgh & this 45 (for reasons only known to their label) only had a proper release in Portugal

The Band were

Sammy Spiers (voc keyboards)
Scott Hendrie (guitar)
Wullie Robinson (guitar)
Stuart Tennant (drums) scroll down to page 25 for his info

Pop over to bored teenagers for more info - If anyone has the other track from the cassingle mentioned feel free to send me an mp3

Sounds & scans below


Thursday 25 November 2010

Strange ways - (I Don't Know) Who She is (1981)

b/w - Years Of Pain

Nice New wave/punk double sider from this East Yorkshire (Kingston Upon Hull) band.
Recorded at the tail-end of 1981 & released in 1982.

The Band were

Pete Stitt (voc Keyboards)
Frank Johnson (guitar)
Dom Milne (bass)
Andy Naughton-Doe (drums)

For More info & photos go here & here - You'll also see a different sleeve design there.

Sounds & scans below


Wednesday 24 November 2010

the Hollow Men - The Future (1981)

b/w - Microscope

Great New Wave (Mod) sounds from this Stirling bunch - well the further info address is Henderson street, Bridge of Allen so I'm sort of guessing here!

The songwriting credits go to Valentine / Stewart / Jones but the only info I could gleam from the internet is that
Alan McCusker Thompson was their lead singer & he went on to become the Painted word (who released a few records in the mid to late 80's - more info here)

Sounds & scans below


Tuesday 23 November 2010

Mods - Little Girl (1980)

b/w - Steppin' Out

Interesting rendition of the B. Gonzales/D. Baskin classic (I'm guessing they heard the Banned' version first)

The b-side is an original
(However, it does bear a passing similarity to the Raiders "steppin out" - only slight mind you!!)
It's penned by Jacobs / Jemp / Vanhorenbeek I'm beginning to think they could be a Dutch band

Going by the sleeve (Have to say, great amalgamation/use of the target & Union Jack) the band were


BTW - If you're wondering why there are pineapples on the sleeve the record label is Ananas (French/Belgian for pineapple)

Sounds & scans below


Monday 22 November 2010

the Kick - Scapegoat ep (1986)

A - Scapegoat
B1 - Flingle Bunt (live)
B2 - Leavin' Here (live)

the 2 covers on the b-side were recorded live at the Walthamstow Assembly hall 13/06/86

Here's the final 45 from these East London Mods, which should be better known as it's easily as good as anything they released on Eddie Pillar's countdown label

Kevin Bradley (Voc bass)
Robert Adams (lead guitar)
Richard Brimmacombe (guitar)
Christopher White (drums)

For more info see my post of their 1st 45 or go to shotgun solution for their 2nd 45

Sounds & scans below


Sunday 21 November 2010

Rocyn - Sosej, bins a chips (1982)

b/w Plant '67 (children of '67)

I don't think I need to translate the title (you should be able to work it out!! - you even get a picture clue)

A "fun time" New Wave track from the Welsh band Rocyn (boy) on the Fflach label.

The Band were

Jim O'Rourke (voc piano)
Elfyn Evans (lead guitar voc)
Geraint Jones (guitar synth voc)
Keith Gibby (bass)
Dafydd Owen (drums)

& Hubert gets a mention for the sound

Sounds & scans below


Saturday 20 November 2010

The Gents - Upside Down (1980)

b/w - And Everyday

Here is the 1st 45 from this German mod Quartet (see my earlier post for their second & final platten)

The song writers of this 60's sounding 45 were

Stefan Bohrer & Robert Schlunze

I'm still no further on than before in finding anything out about the other 2 of them!

Sounds & scans below


Friday 19 November 2010

Rubberen Robbie - Geef Mij Maar Drank (1978)

b/w - Zuipen (Booze)

Here's an interesting pop punk 45 from Holland (Leiden), both tracks are a celebration of getting blocked

Geef Mij Maar Drank = But give me drink

(I shouldn't go looking for all of their records, some of the later ones are pretty awful)

The band were all ex Catapult (cool Nederglam band) & Monotones

Cess Bergman (voc)
Erwin Van Prehn (guitar)
Aart Mol (bass voc)
Geertjan Hessing (drums)
Elmer Veerhoff (keyboard)

Sounds & scans below


Thursday 18 November 2010

The Government - Bottle, Stone & Stick (1980)

b/w - I'm Mad

Nice bit of ska/punk/reggae/dub for a change (I usually pass these on to Tone & Wave but I thought I'd try them on you instead)

This 45 was a taster for an LP (both theses tracks are included on it)
It was the soundtrack to a play that did the rounds of the UK called "Mama Dragon" by successful writer/activist Farruk Dhondy

Sounds & scans below


Wednesday 17 November 2010

The Diplomats - Memories Of You (1982)

b/w - I'll keep on holding on

Another request & it's quite a good one for this Yorkshire Mod band's only 45 release.
My only complaint is there's a bit too much synth!

Still, a great cover of I'll keep on holding on

The band were
Andy Welsh (voc guitar)
Jon Driver (bass keyboards)
Roger Goodgroves (keyboards)
Ian Wilkinson (drums)

Sounds & scans below


Tuesday 16 November 2010

The Employees - Kilroy was here (1982)

B1 - Eating Beans
B2 - Train

Another punk / powerpop 45 that I can find nothing about

The songwriters were Bertram & Hazlett, it's an srts pressing & I suspect it was never released with a picture sleeve, are about as helpful as I can get - Anyone got anything else to add?

BTW, B2 - Train is my pick of the bunch

Sounds & scans below


Monday 15 November 2010

Roxette - Another Girl (1982)

B1 - Man and Boy
B2 - I keep Knocking

As promised here's the 2nd (final?) 45 from this Kent band.

Again it's fine 60's tinged powerpop but with more of a Beatles sound creeping in

For the band details see my earlier post  & in the comments Section

Thanks to Wag for the extra info (see comments on both 45's)

Sounds & scans below


Sunday 14 November 2010

Roxette - Roxette EP (1980)

A1 - Giving up the beer
A2 - Little Girl
B1 - Love will take it's toll
B2 - Hold me close

Very Nice 60's flavoured mod / powerpop ep from this Kent band (Tunbridge Wells area going by the sleeve)

I can't choose between A2 or B2 as my pick of this ep.

What I can tell you is there was a 2nd 45 in 1982 (which I think is even better) guess what's coming tomorrow!!

the Band on this 45 were

Paul (Wag) Waghorn (voc guitar)
Kevin Fowler (guitar voc)
Steve Wright (bass)
Barry Dence (drums)

Thanks to Wag for the extra info (see comments on both 45's)

Sounds & scans below


Saturday 13 November 2010

The Rattling Throntons - EP (1980)

A1 - The Whistle Song
A2 - The Letter
B1 - These Boots Were Made For Walking
B2 - Set Me On Fire
B3 - From Home

Excellent DIY Mod /punk from these Belfast boys
3 covers ( A2 -Box tops /B1 - Nancy Sinatra / B3 - Troggs) & 2 self penned tunes

The band were

David Sinton (voc guitar whistle)
Peter Coates (guitar voc tambourine)
Dougal AKA Andrew Thompson (bass)
Stan (drums)

Irishrock.org has a little more info on them

the sleeve is actually day-glo but my scanner gets upset when it has to work hard

Sounds & scans below


Friday 12 November 2010

MI5 - Alright on the night (1980)

B1 - Television Screen Heroes
B2 - Don't Make Waves

Nice 3 track New wave 45

Tracks 1 & 3 owe a heavy debt to "the police" in that they are punky white reggae but Television Screen Heroes is the real winner to these ears.

The South London based three piece were

Keith Smart (voc bass) make sure you follow the link for interesting incite into the band
Kevin Leigh (guitar)
Pete Muller (drums)

According to the labels the songs are all penned by Kevin Buckley (there's no mention of this name in the above piece thou!!!)

Sounds & scans below


Thursday 11 November 2010

Andy Watts and Cobra - Anna (1977)

b/w - I don't wanna fight

(This, their sole vinyl output was recorded @ Luton's Quest studios)

OK it's a record of 2 sides (obviously!!)

Anna is for all those of you that are partial to a bit of Hardrock (its a bit early for the NWOBHM but still works as a genre)
I don't wanna fight is a classy New wave / punk track that I think most of you will find interesting.

The band were

Colin Lickorish (voc)
John Lucey (guitar)
Chris Cook (guitar)
Alan Pepper (bass)
Andy Price -Watts (drums) - probably more famous for his part in the fake "Roswell autopsy video"

Sounds & scans below


Wednesday 10 November 2010

Rouge - Have you seen Gene (1978)

b/w - Hard to Rock 'n' roll

Nice bit of punk / powerpop from this Leeds band

This was their only vinyl output but they did record a peel session under a new band name 2TV (BBC Maida Vale studio 4 on 22/08/79, Tracks were - Mary Thompson / Dear heart / Johnny plays up / Kids on the street)

The Band were

Steve Speight (voc guitar)
Steve Barrass (guitar voc)
Chris Speight (bass)
Steve Gale (drums)

Sounds & scans below


Tuesday 9 November 2010

the Stingrays - Unreleased track (1978)

What's It to dance to

A great unreleased track from the excellent Bristol band.
This was sent to me a couple of weeks ago by Russ (admittedly we had spoken about it a few times before)

Here's some info about the track in his own words:

"It was recorded at Sounds Conception on Ashley Road, Bristol on July 5th 1978.
Ken Wheeler, who did most , if not all of the Fried Egg Stuff, was the engineer,
Chris Bostock played Bass and Dean Sydney drums.
We recorded six songs that day including three we still play today, Mr Strut, Search Out and Sound.
I was playing my black Jedson Les Paul copy, which was stolen a couple of years later from the Crystal Theatre ,where a lot of the Fried Egg Bands rehearsed. It had the most powerful pickups, it sounds like I'm using an overdrive unit."

If you go to their myspace you'll note this recording is from their 2nd, of many line up's before any of their vinyl releases. You'll also find some new recordings &, that they are currently doing a mini tour of Japan!!

sounds & scans below


Monday 8 November 2010

the Cartoons - Lunchtime love affair (1980)

B/w - Dark alleys

Here's a good bit of New wave/pub rock from this London based band who were;

Laurence Cane-Honeysett (Voc)
Tony Cane-Honeysett (guitar voc)
Phillip Scragg (bass)
Chris Blacwell (drums)
Paul Feldwick (organ, piano)
Nigel Scragg (sax)

If you like this, there was a second 45 also released on Hot records in 1981 (Beep Beep love / Thomas Cadillac)

Sounds & scans below


Sunday 7 November 2010

V/A - Spectacular Commodity EP (1979)

A1 - Mod Cons - Buildings of the 70's
A2 - XS Discharge - Machete shuffle
B1 - Sneex - Radiomania
B2 - The Poems - Posters on the wall
B3 - The Mentol errors - Irrelevance

Here's a requested 45, from a bunch of Paisley (Glasgow) bands. There is probably a track here for everyone. My pick is the Mod cons track.
BTW the Poems track is edited on the record it's not me getting bored of it.

If you want to know more about this recording, the label & the bands go here

This site is pretty good as well Vicious Riff

According to the Inside of the fold over sleeve (slightly different to the info given at shit-fi.com) the band members were
Mod cons - Wullie Henderson (voc), Steve McLardie (guitar), David Reid (guitar), Jim Baird (bass), Matt Pickett (drums)
XS Discharge - Paddy Docherty (voc guitar), Chick Docherty (bass voc), Alistair Emery (drums)
Sneex - Gary Waters (voc), Graham Devlin (guitar), Graham Thompson (guitar voc), Bob Howatt (bass), George Orr (drums)
The Poems - Drew McDowall (voc), Big Guy (guitar), Bob Howatt (bass), Gary Waters (drums)
The Mentol Errors - Davy O'Neil (voc), Tam O'Malley (guitar), Brendan Moon (bass), Eddie Cochrane (drums)

Sounds & scans below


Saturday 6 November 2010

Joyride - Goodbye (1980)

b/w - Something special

Another 45 that I knew nothing about until I received the comment below. Both sides are good Mod / powerpop, with the B side being the better to my taste.

The 45 was recorded at Britannia Row Studios, Islington in the first months of 1980 by

Mark Hudson (Voc)
Gary Perry (Guitar Voc)
Graham Reynolds (Guitar Voc)
Martin Fox (Bass)
Rob Stevens (Drums)

The Lyrics were by Keith Boulton /Gary Perry & Graham Reynolds & the bands short lifespan ran from mid 1979 to the end of '80.

Sounds & scans below


Friday 5 November 2010

Trwynau coch / Crach split 45 (1980)

A1 - Trwynau Coch - Methu dawnsio
B1 - Crach - Putain rhad

A1 - Red Noses - Can't dance
B1 - Scab -
cheap whore

Here's the 2nd 45 from the '79 recording session - go to my earlier post for the Band information

(Some of these 45's have a limited p/s which was only available when the 7" was purchased at gigs - I guess this one wasn't)

Crach have a link with Trwynau Coch in that they both utilized the talent of Pianist Huw Chiswell.

Wanna watch a strange video to Methu dawnsio

Sounds & scans below


Thursday 4 November 2010

the Method - Kings on the corner (1977)

b/w - Dynamo

Excellent double A sided punk / powerpop 45 with more than it's fair share of the bass guitar.
To my ears Dynamo is much the better side sounding very Similar to Nick Lowe's "Heart of the city" (If you look around I'm not the 1st to say this!!)

The London (Islington) based band were

Dennis Muchmore (voc)
Paul de Raymond Leclercq (guitar) ex Desperate bicycles
John Carrod (bass)
Suzie Barry (drums)
Mathew Kleinman (tenor sax)
Jez Parfett (baritone sax)

This is the only 45 that was released by this line up but the Method did manage another 2 45 releases for Red Lightnin' records in 1980

The Pink Panther / Taking Liberties MET 1

Chances / Little Lasers MET 2

Sounds & scans below


Wednesday 3 November 2010

Cheeky - Don't Mess Around (1980)

b/w - Get Outa My 'Ouse

It's a sort o' Hard Rock / Glam / Powerpopper!!!

I have to say that I seem to agree with Martin (see the comments to the Phil Canning posting) in that I have a preference for the slightly corny B-side.

The Leamington Spa band were

Chris Southorn (Voc Bass)
Nick Dee (Guitar) RIP
Martin Hainsworth (Guitar Voc)
Mark Sippitts (Drums)
who was replaced by
Nick Chimes - but I'm not sure if this was before or after the recording!!

Pop over to Worthless Trash for some more info & a band photo

Sounds & scans below


Tuesday 2 November 2010

Trwynau coch / Crach / Tanc / Cyffro - split 45 (1979)

A1 - Trwynau coch - Radio Cymru
A2 - Crach - Dangos y ffordd
B1 - Tanc - Ansicrwydd
B2 - Cyffro - Pam 'does neb yn dawnsio

A1- Red noses - Radio Wales
A2 - Scab - Show the way
B1 - Tank - Uncertainty
B2 - Buzz - Why nobody is dancing

As it was requested; here is the first of 2 split releases from the 8th/9th July 1979 recording sessions at Sain studios, gwernafalau, Wales. (the 2nd will be posted later in the week)

Trwynau coch (from yr Wyddgrug Clwyd) - feat; Rhys Harris (voc), Huw Eurig (gtr), Rhodri Williams (gtr), Alun Harris (bass), Aled Roberts (drums)
Crach - ?
Tanc - ?
(From Caernarfon) - feat; Malcolm Lloyd & Teri Owen (voc), Dave Roberts (gtr) (also of Last Chance UK), Derek Hughes (gtr), Huw Jones (bass), Merion Jones (drms), band reformed 2001

Sounds & scans below


Monday 1 November 2010

the Agents - Everybody's gonna be happy (1982)

b/w - Killing the pig

Nice slice of punky pubrock from these Bristol boys who upped sticks & moved to Germany (Hence the German only release of this corker which comes in the sleeve seen here or a nice gimmicky pop up sleeve - see download)

Both these tracks can be found on their lone LP
of the same name.

The band were

Richard swig Snow (voc)
Dave Libby (guitar)
Larry Burr (bass)
Nick Bahra (drums)

With Steve Libby joining on keyboards after this was recorded.

For more info & to hear some tunes that were recorded for the abandoned 2nd LP go here

Richard Dave & Steve went on to be part of Force Majeure.

Sounds & scans below