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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.

Tuesday 21 May 2013

The System - 60 Watt Pearl (1981)

UK / Dutch Sleeve

b/w Fergie

Cool New Wave / (Power) Pop from 3 Ex Steve Gibbons Band members (1975 - 1980)

Dave Carroll (Guitar, Keys, Voc)
Bob Wilson (Bass, Keys, Voc)
Robert Lamb (Drums, Voc)

60 Watt Pearl had a July release in the UK & was also released in Holland (MCA Records) & France (Romantic Records*)  & was later on their 1983 (French Only) LP Logic (Romantic Records)

French Sleeve
The flip was onlly available on the 45 possibly because it's not that great (to these ears anyway)

*Romantic Records seems to have been a subsidary of MCA with Bob Lamb taking the Production chair on more than one occasion

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Friday 3 May 2013

Grace Poole - Innocent (1980)

B1 - Lost For Words
B2 - Me With My Hands In The Air

Here's another Great 45 from The Doncaster based "Future Earth Records"

The band were from South Yorkshire (Possibly, Sheffield but I'm not sure). From the Info I've manged to find the 2 song writers/band members were  Karen Finney (voc) & Charles Finney (Bass) who along with J. Marsden were in an earlier band Mother Nature's Children whose 7" release was due to winning thier (1977) heat of the then game/talent show New Faces some time later (possibly as Sheffield Poly)  the band changed their name/members/musical style to the Grace Poole Five & then to the shorter Grace Poole.
1980 Gig Flyer For The Limit
Again this, their sole 45 release could have been due to them winning their heat of the Sheffield Star / Radio Hallam "Battle of the Bands" - It looks like this band had some luck but never the breaks!!

As this is again a bit light on info here's The Future Earth Records Discography until the end of 1983 (there is an extended one in the Download & as always if anyone can fill in the missing 3 I'd be etternally grateful)

FER 001    Helsinki 5 Below - Jennifer Darling / Women In Love (Sept 1979)
FER 002    Deemus Mint -     Beam Me Up / Love Don't Come Easy (1980)
FER 003    Various Artists - Logical Steps (1980) LP
FER 004    Richard & the Taxmen - Now We're Through / Honey Please Don't Go (June 1980)
FER 005    BTP Folders - Radio / All Of A Sudden (June 1980)
FER 006    Limelight - Metal Man / Hold Me, Touch Me (June 1980)
FER 007    Back Seat Romeos - Zero Ambition / In the Night (Oct 1980)
FER 008    Limelight - Limelight (1980) LP
FER 009    Grace Pool - Innocent//Lost For Words / Me With My Hands In The Air (Oct 1980)
FER 010    Limelight - Ashes to Ashes / Knife in Your Back (Oct 1982)
FER 011    Factory - You Are the Music / The History of the Turkey (March 1983)
FER 012    The Jeff Carline Group - Americana (1982 - Portugal only) LP
FER 013    Pat & Roger Johns - Country Friends Vol 3 (May 1983) LP
FER 014    Chinawite - Blood on the Streets / Ready to Testify (April 1983)
FER 015    The Gatekrashers - Too Short For A Quiff (June 1983) LP
FER 016    The Nerve - I'll Give You Up / Lifting Me Higher (July 1983)
FER 017    Lion John Pickles - What's The Matter With The World / what A beautiful Dream (Oct 1983)

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