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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.

Saturday 28 January 2012

The Paranoids - The Love Job (1980)

b/w - Theme From Gravity's Rainbow

Request Time

Nice 60's influenced powerpop from this Ruislip Area band. (1978-80)

Nigel Normal (voc guitar)
Ricky Rickenbacker (guitar)
Dave Campbell (bass)
Graham "Coggs" Campbell (drums)

This was the band's 3rd & final 45 with Roy Wood taking the Producer's chair

Their earlier 2 being

Anticipation / TV Heroes - Hurricane Records (1979)
Stupid Guy / Road To ruin - Hurricane Records (1979)
[Stupid Guy was also Released in Germany (Strand records) & Holland (GIP Records, dated 1980)] and has made it onto at least 2 compilations Pure British Pop For Raw People 1 & Shake Some Action Vol 1

Useless info - the sleeve pic is taken from the 1963 Movie Beach Party & is of Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello.

Sounds & scans below


Monday 23 January 2012

Average Buss Cue - Whenever I'm With You (1984)

b/w - Now You See Me

Here's a 45 I picked up a few months ago & it's been residing on the I'm not sure about pile until I gave it another listen yesterday.

It has an interesting DIY vibe to it that I'm pretty sure NWOBHM fans will also like.

I know nothing about the band except both sides were penned by Collins / Yeulet & it was pressed through the Lyntone plant

As usual if anyone knows anything please leave a comment!!

Sounds & scans below


Thursday 19 January 2012

The Hollywood Killers - Goodbye Suicide (1978)

b/w - The Tramp

To fulfill a request from some time ago here is the 2nd 45 (glam / powerpop / punk) from this then Hastings based band.

From L to R in the photo below

Bernie Smirnoff
(Drums) pre The Vipers
Pete Poodle (Bass)
Jim Penfold (Voc Guitar)
Alexander Moylegrove III (Saxophone)
Neil Aplin (Lead Guitar)

For a really informative bio go to the Hollywood Killers site

There's also a myspace here

Also go here to listen to Jim's theme for Charley Boorman's Race To Dakar

Sounds & scans below


Monday 16 January 2012

Herod's Race - Something's Not Right (1980)

b/w - Wind Me Up

Nice punk powerpop tunes for the sole release of this band from Ely.

The band were (L-R in the photo below)

William Clarke / Barnes*
Michael "Mick" Gillett (guitar) RIP
Lee Gillett (voc)
Alan Bailey
Andy Clark

*I'm not sure about the surname as one source puts it as Clarke yet the autograph here looks very much like Barnes

Both tunes were recorded at Spaceward Studios under the watchful eye of Gary Lucas

Other later bands Lee & Mick were in include Wild Party Productions & Ca$hback

There's load of stuff here from a charity concert celebrating the life of Mick Gillett.

Something's Not Right also managed to make it on to this 2003 compilation

Sounds & scans below


Saturday 7 January 2012

Yellow Bell - Don't Go Breaking Down (1984)

b/w - Getting My Heart Back Together

Cool Pop Rock for the New Year - If this had been released 10 years earlier, you'd be seeing it on all the Pub Rock compilations that are starting to spring up.

The flip seems to be a live cut (it's a bit weak if you ask me!)

I can't tell you much about the band except the tunes are written / produced by Steve Laffy & B. Canty.

They were possibly London Based as:
"Harmony Records" appear to have a St John's Wood phone number.
The dead wax has ORLAKE inscribed in it (Now defunct Orlake records pressing plant in Dagenham)

Sounds & scans below