Sunday, May 27, 2012

the lassie foundation - california 1996 ep

the lassie foundation, one of my favorite us shoegaze bands of the nineties along with deardarkhead and half string, was fronted by eric capuzano and wayne everett whose careers started in the early nineties with the prayer chain as an alternative rockers(this was the peak season and possibly the born of "alternative music" right after the heights of seatlle's grunge scene). both guys went on to play for starflyer 59, another us indie/shoegaze outfit i was following in the nineties(oftenly heard on kxlu radio los angeles) before finally landing on solid ground to form tlf  in 1996 with a more defined shoegaze/dreampop compositions that soon undoubtedly became their forte.

i can be her man...

i'm stealin' to be your  man...


Saturday, May 19, 2012

the lemmings - merry-go-round 1998

okay here's one that i got off of a  spinart cd complilation from 1998 called lemonlime. lots of local us independent bands i've never heard of before. most of the songs in the comp. sounds dated 'xcept for the lemmings and witch hazel, pretty much the only two songs i'd actually put on my mp3 player. so anyway, while the song takes you back the the early nineties late eighties pre-madchester manchester indie scene... it still sounds fresh til this day!

merry-go-round...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

pink industry - what i wouldn't give 7" 1985

pink industry... a short-lived liverpulian outfit trio of jayne casey on voice, ambrose reynolds on drum machines and guitar with tadzio jodlowski on bass and guitars. their music was diversely described as mostly synthpop or cold wave but sometimes industrial and post punk. jayne casey started her career in the uk punk era with big in japan alongside bill drummond, holly johnson and the legendary ian broudie, all made name for themselves either as a soloist or as a frontman in a band. morrissey's headshot on the front sleeve? idk. no idea.

what i wouldn't give...

bound by silence...

Friday, May 11, 2012

rapid dance - fragments of youth 7" 1982

first and only single from these scottish outfit in 1982 who later became the band that had one of the most sought after 7" amongst indiepoppers and c86ers,.. that is, the wee cherubs. yes and if you think "dreaming" seven inchers had only 400 copies made? well get a load of this one, according to some reliable sources on the net there were only about 100 copies of this release in circulation on resolute records that came with special hand-made sleeves. it popped up on ebay about a two weeks and of course i had to bid.... samples below are available for your listening pleasure. so there happy mother's day, i hope you all have a good time now, i know i am, if not i will be glued to the tele this saturday, it's "shame seven or blame seven between the denver maggots and my los angeles lakers!


fragments of youth...

hidden so well...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

random single of the month

this was the first track off of the pearly gatecrashers debut mini-lp cd that should've been a great single in the early britpop manchester era. the cd was released in 1993, with one particular single that wasn't going to be denied in "age of innocence", a 7' single on zero hour records of australia. really cool and lively oz indie, the pearly gatecrashers went on to release a couple more albums after this one which btw are both spectacular and senseful in a indiepop kinda way, i think they were the camera obscura of the nineties!
ish good to be back after a moment of silence, life is full of trials and tribulations. you just have to take it one at a time hope for the best.

the pearly gatecrashers - goodtime...