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The Last Days of Last Days

Wishing for the days, When I first wore this suit… Five years is a pretty long time for a disposable guy writing in a disposable medium. How did I make it this far? It’s probably due to all of the … Continue reading

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The Philosophic Collage

The Philosophic Collage – Genius, Planned Obsolesence // Toxic Poppies, Headline Deadline (American Aesthetic Industries, LTD) 1981. One of my favourite post-punk, no-wave obscurities and it comes from my hometown of Saint Louis. Have you ever heard of this? Probably … Continue reading

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The Scabs – So Called Friends

The Scabs – So Called Friends // Frozen Faces (Refused Records) 1981. I first became aware of The Scabs on the great Bloodstains Across Belgium comp that came out back in the 1990s. The A-Side of this single is on … Continue reading

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Marquis De Sade – Air Tight Cell

Marquis De Sade – Air Tight Cell // Henry (Terrapin Records) 1978. How about a little French New Wave? Marquis De Sade were a proto-New Romantic band from Rennes, France that went from being a noisy post-punk act to a … Continue reading

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From The Valley Within

From The Valley Within (Lost Records) 1983. Man seriously? Say it ain’t so, Joe. Two obscure 1980′s hardcore 7inches in a row? This one is from San Jose, California and is one of those comps that I searched for years. … Continue reading

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RIP Rowland S. Howard

Rowland S, Howard, the guitar player for the Birthday Party and Crime and the City Solution as well as numerous amazing collaborations, died of liver cancer yesterday at 50. He was a big influence on me. While growing up in … Continue reading

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Abwärts ‎– Computerstaat

Abwärts ‎– Computerstaat – Computerstaat, Japan // Moon Of Alabama, Wir Warten, Nach Haus (Zick Zack Records) 1979. Not much information is available about Abwärts in English on the web so if any German readers can help fill in the … Continue reading

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RIP Brendan Mullen

Brendan Mullen suffered a massive stroke today and died in Los Angeles Hospital. I am really upset about this. For those who don’t know who he was and what he accomplished, I suggest you read the obit in Variety. It … Continue reading

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TJ Swann & Pee Wee Mel – Maximus Party

TJ Swann & Peewee Mel – Maximus Party (Express Records) 1981. How about some old school the way it should sound, for a perfect Saturday afternoon? You’ve encountered one of these cats before. TJ Swann is that you? Shooby-dooby-dooby-doo. But … Continue reading

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Arrigo Barnabe – Clara Crocodilo

Arrigo Barnabe – Clara Crocodilo (Nosso Estudio) 1980. Definitely not for the faint of heart, this crazy-assed 1980 release from Brazil makes the Patife Band sound like Mr Mister. Essentially it’s a jazz concept album which I know sounds absolutely … Continue reading

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