Saturday, January 31, 2015

le hammond inferno - an apple a day 12'' 2001

ever had a day when things are going your way no matter where you are or what you're doin', well it does happen very rarely. but in my case its getting out of a possible parking tix while picking up a free lunch and yes finding this gem.. 'a diamond in the rough' per se, all in one day. credits were completely ignored, as time limits it, but title sounds catchy enough to me err.. why the heck not! so i got home right, turned my stereo on loaded up the turny and as soon as i heard the first beat.. i said to myself hmm.. catchy right at the start and that bassline, it sounds very very familiar, but then at 1:29 jackpot!!, kudos to these german team of holger beier, marcus liesenfeldguys for an awesome rendition of this classic indie tune!
enjoy!

an apple a day (long version)...

not on the guest list (remixed by malente)...


Saturday, January 17, 2015

operating theatre - queen of no heart 7'' 1986

active during the early eighties, operating theatre was roger doyle and olwen fouere, the core of the band, with sean devitt on drums and elena lopez on vocals ca. 1986. founded as a musical theatre group.. this irish outfit have their very first record "rapid eye movement" re-released and re-mastered in 2003 on a cd and a comp in 2006 of all, if not most of their early recordings put together in one cd thru "dublin electronics arts festival" label including the songs in this 7 incher, which was previously released on a 12inch format under "mother records". below are samples of both songs recorded and burned unedited with pops, hiss, crackles et'al.

spring is coming with a strawberry in the mouth...

queen of no heart...


Saturday, January 10, 2015

swirl - 6/8 lullaby 7'' 1992

a uk band, active in the early nineties born to david galley, tracy godding and janet wolstenholme whom most releases were thru the independent manchester music label "playtime records". with the exception of this one, released under "spinart records" a now defunct indie label based in nyc. swirl, not to be confused with the oz outfit of the same name which co-existed at the same era, had an album and a few very good eps before becoming the "bandit queen" in the mid-nineties with one album and several singles also released under playtime records.

6/8 lullaby...

androgeny...


Saturday, January 3, 2015

zinc - state of the nation 12" 1984

let's start the new year with a cover version from this italian electro/funk/disco duo from the 80s, comprised of gordon gordie and mauro malavasi, singer, songwriter and music producer. zinc, a short-lived outfit with one mini album released in the early eighties and several singles on jive records and sneak preview label. this record was also released under "sherwin" on speed records. not unusual at that time in europe as many records were under a different name/band depending on where and what label it was released on/at. one example is "tea for two" of tam tam records(italian/swiss) aka "gemo", another is "karisma" on trema records goes by two other names such as "europe" on shure records and "invisible" on int'l label canyon int'l., not to mention my long time friend "djlotku", a master in italo music is also know as "tuts", a second degree indie connoisseur and blogger and home to indiependent music review.
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state of the nation(new dance version)...

state of instrumental...


Sunday, November 16, 2014

the pony - heaven 7" 1989

here's another one off of my latest picks, an australian band with two albums under its belt from the late eighties. this single, from 'white label records" was the first cut from the oz's new wave outfit's second and final album in 1989. a limited edition single with two songs on the b-side cut together with both grooves run parallel next to each other. pretty neat eh, the only other record i know of that has dual grooves running concurrently is that of the soup dragons' soft as your face 12", if your lucky you'll be able to hear both songs with ease(it took me a several tries when burning it).

heaven...

sounds of silence...

the present time...


Friday, September 26, 2014

wise guise - i guess someone up there don't like me 12" 1984

ok here's a record from wise guise, a short-lived outfit from the uk. it comes in a single regular paper sleeve exactly like the one above, priced at $1 in the bargain section. as the plumbers' would say "your shit is our bread and butter". this record is out on strike records who mainly focuses on but not limited to indie and ska. catchy tune with a pretty good vibe and an early eighties groove ala captain sensible or malcolm mclaren, definitely leftfield.
sad news bloggers.... older posts (some ,not all) will have links deleted due to some infringements copyright complaints by the dcma and its proprietors.
so i really have to watch what i post nowadays, don't want to violate any laws or worse...charged and pay a hefty fine, no sir!

i guess someone up there don't like me...

seize the time...

Saturday, August 9, 2014

variance - lovelies 7" 1991


so on my latest trip to the record store, i got me several 45s and a couple of experimental lps which will prolly end up on discogs or musicstack. but it never entered my mind that this single would somewhat be available here locally. i guess los angeles truly is the mecca of record collectors/sellers, memorabilias, etc. besides having hipsters at every corner cafe, not just in hollywood and silverlake anymore, they are everywhere!
this trio, a finnish band with one full length album(the butterfly effect, 1993) and this single on strawberry records born in the early nineties, a bit new orderish meet cetu javu... great for synth pop lovers!

lovelies...

traitor...


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

the painted word - lovelife cd5 1988

this 4-track cd was released in germany as a promotional item for the band's upcoming full-length album "lovelife" in 1989 on bmg, rca records. pretty neat looking little thing that's housed in a colourful tri-fold cardboard case... contains two of the best songs from the album, yeeuh! a little bit funky and a little groovy, (the eighties way) that's the genius of alan mccusker-thompson whose second release "universal"came just six years later, which i think was a step back.

that's the reason i'm alive...

worldwide...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

top - buzzin 7' 1991

british indie outfit born to paul cavanagh with two legendary musicians in joseph fearon, bass(bringing home the ashes album) and alan wills, drums(circa revolutionary spirit, peel sessions era) both from the incomparable "wild swans" or "the wild swans".
possibly the third single from the band's debut album in 1991, real dreamy yet upbeat track, its got a little bit of that manchester flavor to it, no offense to any liverpudlians out there.

buzzin'(seven)...

ode to love (pt. eleven)...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

cornershop - born disco; died heavy metal bonus 7" 1994

cornershop, a british indie band hailing from leicester where all four original members met in 1991. the band's name comes from a stereotype referring to easterners in general as corner shop owners, made sense. prior to their mainstream success brothers tjinder and avtar singh, ben ayers and david chambers had two albums under wiija records and several singles mixing indian vibes with indie/britpop influences. their commercial success came next with a single from their third album "when i was born for the 7th time". 1997 saw the release of 'brimful of asha' that charted number 60 in the uk singles chart, a year later with help from norman cook's remixed version and radio airplays the song was re-released and reached number one in the uk chart.
born disco was the band's fourth, this is a remixed bonus double-a side single promo 7" housed in a plain white paper sleeve that came with their first album, enjoy.

born disco: died heavy metal (the andy green big on cheese mix)...

england's dreaming (the andy green fight - we don't want to mix)...