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)...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

botany five - nature boy 7" 1991

last track off the only album this threesome ever released, nature boy is somehow.. with its 90s houselike rhythm influences, this synth-driven song could very well describe one certain musical pop-based genre from the nineties as it gradually developed into what is now a more fast and edgy dance beat aka progressive house. songwriter gordon kerr, jason robertson and steven christie better known as botany 5 released all of their other singles thru virgin records from 1990-'91 before disappearing in the airwaves completely.

nature boy...

nature boy (7" italia edit)...


Saturday, April 19, 2014

working for a nuclear free city - s//t 2006

so much to write about this uk underground four-some from manchester... and you wonder why they sound so freaking funky melodic. like many great bands from the groove city, their tunes are a cross between , or a mixture of  ian brown's solo project and manchester's indie rocker "doves". i am sure that's not what the quartet intended to do.. or was it?? four lads trying to make music the way they wanted to, led and produced  by a guy named dekko with ed hulme, gary mcclure, jon and philip kay... wait that's more than four members. hmm.. anyway, this was the band's debut album, released under melodic record label. they went on and released two more albums after this, one in '07 and another in '10. they definitely get a thumbs up from me, what say you?? randy, uder?!!

dead fingers talking...

trouble son...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

seashells - sunshine eyes e.p. 1993

first and only single from these swedes on marsh-marigold, an independent record label based in germany. hailing from umea, the quartet had two albums in the nineties, both are pop-tastic! and that is all she wrote. if you like acid house kings, love dance and such then this would be nothing less than a treat for you.

beatrice...

wallpaper whispers...

Friday, March 28, 2014

in heaven - aquanova e.p. 1992

so you think you've heard it all! seen it all before, been there, done that... well, might as well call me a rookie. as my latest pick up just proved that, released in 1992.. shoegaze scene was at its peak, quietly amongst other popular scenes, i.e. britpop, madchester, house and grunge  here in the u.s. for me this single is up there with the rest of the top sounding noisepop/experimental outfit (as other freshies might address them) of the nineties. from meller welle produkte same label that brought us balloon farm, dan dare, lovelies and a few more. three-track 7" single ripped using the free audacity sw, but did no enhancement to it so we can experience the rawness as it was meant to be.

seen it all before...

it'll keep awhile...