Category Archives: Synth

The Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe

Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe // Top Model (Virgin Records) 1982. A great slice of syrupy French synth goodness. Touche Pas Mon Sexe was on the classic BIPPP Compilation that I raved about back in March of 2008. All … Continue reading

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Attack Under Attack – Los Alamos

Attack Under Attack – Los Alamos // Operating Instructions (J&J Records) 1982. Jeff and Jane Hudson were two of the three original RENTALS, a band that formed in the fall of 1977 in Boston, and subsequently released their first single … Continue reading

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Henriette Coulouvrat – Rockin’ on the Red Book

Henriette Coulourvat -Rockin’ on the Red Book // Paddy Field (MM Records) 1979. What the fuck is this? Well it’s a totally whacked out French-synth obscurity, that’s what. Back in the day when all the whacked out synth obscurities had … Continue reading

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Bone – Pirate The Islands

Bone – Pirate The Islands // The Headlines Have It (Rumble Records) 1979. Bone were simply a bunch of dudes who liked to party. Party hard. They were from Florida and they lived the lifestyle all the way. It was … Continue reading

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The Units – History of the Units

The Units -History of the Units (Community Library Records) 2009. Community Library Records has released a great new anthology of synth-punk pioneers The Units early work. The Units are a Last Days favourite, in fact I wrote about them way … Continue reading

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Futurisk – The Sound of Futurism

Futurisk – The Sound of Futurism – Army Now // What We Have To Ask (Clark Humphrey Records) 1980. Futurisk were a synth band that started in ’79 when a teenage Jeremy Kolosine won studio time & money in a … 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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G-Spot – Idle Worship / Poor Little Rich Girl

G-Spot – Idle Worship // Poor Little Rich Girl (IME Records) 1984. When I was 17, I left school and left home. I ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a couple of years and while there I knew a variety … Continue reading

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Ike Yard – Night After Night

Ike Yard – Night After Night, Sense of Male, Infra-Ton // Cherish, Motiv (Les Disques Du Crepuscule) 1981. Another classic that has been re-released and repackaged with other releases on Dan Selzer’s amazing Acute Records label. This first EP from … Continue reading

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Inertia – The Screen / A Submarine

Inertia – The Screen // A Submarine (Insipid Records) 1980. Another minimal synth obscurity from the UK. Inertia released three singles and this, I believe, is their second. The Screen sounds a lot at first like Vice Versa but then … Continue reading

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