Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS - Metro Music LP 79 w Trance And Dance LP 80 w Saigon 7 80 w This Is The Ice Age LP 81 w DANSEPARC LP 82 w Mystery Walk LP 84

REPOST Request:  Were actually two Martha's in this band at one point.
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MAD PARADE - Reissue CD w As Soon As It Begins... Then It Must End CD 92 w We Stand Alone EP 01 w Bombs And The Bible LP 04

REPOST Request:  Somewhere over the years I traded away the two 7 inch w second album and never did have their classic first album shown on top but had taped it from my skating buddy and so called it good.  Well I wish I still had all the vinyl!  In looking at Discogs I included all the pictures of releases they have with lyrics etc. so you get that as do I as a starting point to find more from this legendary O.C. band.  So glad they kept at it.  Don't know which blogs I got the later CD's but they got all the early stuff on two different releases (one at 160 kb/sec and other at 320 kb/sec but the first was recorded louder so it sounds better than the higher bit rate! [take note]) except the demos.
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THE DARK - Your Are In No Danger 7 81 w DARKWORLD - Artsy Annoyance Boring Contrivance EP 82 w THE DARK - Don't Feed The Fashion Sharks EP 83

REPOST Request:  From MA the Dark also called 'Darkworld' on second EP which was produced by Ric Ocasek from the Cars.  http://www40.zippyshare.com/v/8pGaZtUH/file.html

Monday, May 22, 2017


Gosh, did Pearl Jam borrow the title song from their 'Animal' LP from these guys?  They have two 'animal' songs here with different names that sound like it.  Chic - Le Freak cover is pretty cool too!

P.F.M. - Cook LP 74 w Chocolate Kings LP 76

Since we had some Yes vocals last week, how about some Yes keyboard sounds?  As the Wiki states, they are the first Italian Prog Rock band or Rock for that matter to make it big overseas.  Somehow the true prog classics have a certain guitar sound that sounds incredible on vinyl ala the first ELP record or early Gentle Giant stuff and this is no different with intense energy.  Looks like the only two releases that made it overseas but the live LP summarizes the hit songs on those earlier releases.
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NERSESIAN - You Jerk Of All Jerks LP 87

Here is the blurred picture in the file...just too classic not to post!

Pretty funny guy this Bob Nersesian, who as the review says is either certifiable or genius as no two songs sound the same.  My kind of guy.

La Muerte - DEATHRACE 2000 LP 89


GUANABATZ - Held Down....At Last! LP 85

Some swinging good music for those regular gig club goers who have to stay in now and then.

Gerry Rafferty - Can I Have My Money Back LP 71 w st LP 74 w City By City LP 78 w Stealer's Wheel, Best Of.. LP 78 w Night Owl LP 79 w Snakes And Ladders LP 80 w Sleepwalking LP 82

Another great lyricist who wears sunglasses all the time, kinda like Russ Ballard for example.  I wonder if the fellow Scotsmen in TV21 influenced the name of the S&L LP since such a big hit.
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YAZ - Yazoo - Don't Go - EP 82 w Situation 7 82 w Upstairs At Eric's LP 82 w You And Me Both LP 83 w Nobody's Diary 12 EP 83 w Situation 2x7 1999 Mixes

REPOST Request:   This band later had to shorten their name to YAZ which has been posted previous and a fine article about them on the facebook group, Dangerous Minds which I just think I figured out from a week or two ago are named for a Bob Geldof lyric.  Oh yeah dude in band is original member who left from Depeche Mode (who is a band I saw play with Duran Duran because my girlfriend forced me to go in high school but never liked either--YAZ I dig tho').
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NO FRAUD - Demo Tape 1985 w The E.P. 86 w Hard To The Core 12 EP 88 w Elected 7 91

REPOST REQUEST:  We are really needing their first demo is someone can post the link in comments as Mark had posted it before my time at the blog.  Also some more releases listed in the comments that we need for this Florida band.
WOWZA!  HarderThanYou came thru same day with the demo 85 per Mark's old post...can't wait to hear it!   http://www105.zippyshare.com/v/z3AA2C6Q/file.html
original post thanks Thanks to ARMEDnHAMMERED

Ed Gein's Car - Naked Man 7 w Brain Dead Baby 7 w Making Dick Dance LP w You Light Up My Liver - Live At CBGB's LP 87

REPOST REQUEST:  Thanks to Mark, Green Hulk and Brian Guy for posting this great scum rock/D.U.M.B. rock band.

The Viletones - A Taste Of Honey LP 77 w Screaming Fist 12 EP 77 w Look Back In Anger 7 78

Was so busy at work last week wasn't even able to post this or any requests.  Thanks to Rikk Agnew for posting the news on Facebook, otherwise I wouldn't have known that the guitarist Freddy Pompeii died last week.  I discovered the band in 2007 when I started blogging and they became a favorite right away.  Here's what I got thanks to the old Punknotprofit and Isksp blogs.  Rest In Peace.

Monday, May 15, 2017

VANGELIS - Albedo 0.39 LP 76 w Spiral LP 77 w The Dragon LP 81 w Opera Sauvage LP 79 w See You Later LP 80 w The Friends Of Mr. Cairo LP 81

Just scratching the surface here of this very famous Greek composer who is perhaps my favorite with Tomita from Japan, two albums feature Jon Anderson from Yes singing but you will also know the Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks.  I had posted a few of these before when my settings were off so I took it down...also I had the date wrong on 'The Dragon' but you can change that (Just saw it on Wiki after posting).  Have also before posted Aphrodite's Child.  Each release here has a special theme but you can read more about that here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vangelis
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