Sunday, December 18, 2011

the stage - nothing stranger than today 12" 1986

hi y'all, this is probably my last post of the year. a treat from the mid-eighties... released a couple of pretty beautiful jingles on i.r.s. in 1986, though no signs of a full album anywhere, i'm curious what the other single sounds like. not really sure what the twelve inch record is like since there were no downloads available on the web and as far as the cover, didn't think it would come in one so i was a little skeptic purchasing on an online store but it did so it was a bonus.
anyway enjoy the music and have a good  and safe holiday!

the stage - nothing stranger than today (12" version)...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

summerhill - i want you 12" 1988

this debut single from the scottish jangle pop band that was formed from the ashes of snakes of shake was the only single released by the band from the indie label rocket 5 records in 1988. the band was comprised of seori burnett(love that name) on vocals, neil scott on guitar and harmonies, keith gilles handles the bass job on two of the songs from this ep as well as blair mcdonald on drums  who i'm guessing took over after shedden and stuart walton left the band. shortly after recording a full album under demon records, iain sheddon left the band to join the saints(wikipedia info) and was replaced by michael sturgis, and later on signed to polydor records in the uk. not really my cup of tea at first but you'll learn to like it after pausing, rewind and repeat. one thing i know for sure is that i can't find this anywhere on the web and that makes it quite a collectors item compare to the band's other releases. and after googleing most of their songs this is by far their best work ever.

i want you...

kunin mo dito

Sunday, December 4, 2011

kid montana - love may be blind 12" 1985

ok let's go back to the 80s, in 1986 the kids released their one and only album on les disques de crepuscule followed by a series of single, and some were pretty good vibes. kid montana were a quintet of which three of the members were from the punkers "streets" in the late seventies, before forming digital dance and a series of guest appearances from fad gadget to gene loves jezebel and finally jean-marc lederman formed km, with dudley kludt as one of its core members who later joined the magnetic fields in the early 90s.

love may be blind(12" Version)...

kunin mo dito

Thursday, December 1, 2011

random single of the month

a cut from the 1999 hallowed & hollow album by scott-david allen, the nucleus behind the music of a covenant of thorns... this has been a favorite of mine for a long time. certainly a carefully crafted song with beautiful lyrics blended with pure harmonic vocals one can only imagine. acot released a couple of albums independently under a handful of nothing, this one being the first and one in 2004. the album is dark and melodic and 'purgatory' is one of the more livelier song from the album, but even more so... it's warm and emotional, a perfect antonym for synthpop music.

a covenant of thorns - purgatory...

Will you look into my soul
And tell me what you find
Tell me this emptiness
Is just a state of mind.