Category Archives: LA

Human Hands – Trains Vs Planes

Human Hands – Trains vs Planes // Blue Eel (Faulty Products) 1981. A band I have been meaning to post for years, Human Hands represent the epicentre and apex of a certain early Pasadena New Wave sound in this bloggers’ … Continue reading

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Cipher – Body Chemistry, Harmonic 33, Cymatic Mambo // Modern Medicine, Brown (Right Brain Records) 1981. A band I was first introduced to on the Savoy Sound LP. At the time I assumed they were a local San Francisco act … Continue reading

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Nu-Beams – Sterile Swab

Nu-Beams – Sterile Swab // One Step For What? 1981. The Nu-Beams were an early 1980′s Fullerton punk/new wave band. They played parties, the college pubs and local punk venues like Ichabod’s. They were a bunch of former art students, … Continue reading

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Los Angelinos – The Eastside Renaissance

Los Angelenos – The Eastside Renaissance (Rhino Records) 1983. Recently we celebrated National Record Store Day here in the States but I didn’t take much notice because every day is Record Store Day for Joe Stumble. Case in point, this … Continue reading

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The Zeros – Beat Your Heart Out 7inch

The Zeros – Beat your Heart Out // Wild Weekend (Bomp) 1978. This one goes out to Mike, Otto, Ben, RG, Texas Bell-End, Tom G and Scott. It’s the second Zeros 45 and it’s not as good as the first … Continue reading

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Angst – Self-Titled EP (Happy Squid) 1983. Here’s a rather obscure one for you. This is the first release by the band Angst. I bought this in 1986 when it was re-released on SST. It had originally been released on … Continue reading

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Nightmare in Punk Alley

Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley (Hardcover) – by Brendan Mullen (Gingko Press – ISBN: 158423290-0). One of the downsides with ordering over Amazon is not being able to actually hold the item in your hands and look … Continue reading

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