Monthly Archives: January 2008

Computer Cougar – Rough Notes on High Stress

Computer Cougar – Rough Notes on High Stress (Gern Blandstern Records) 2001. So here is the other influential release by Nick Forte. Computer Cougar was the band he was in before he met Ross Totino and formed Beautiful Skin. This … Continue reading

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Standing Waves

Standing Waves – Early Warning // No Judy / Love – Why Not? (Classified Records) 1979. The Standing Waves were a great new wave band from Austin Texas. They were definitely part of the first wave of Austin bands and … Continue reading

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Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde – Genius of Love Rap

Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde – Genius of Love Rap (Profile Records) 1981. I can tell you from my own personal experience that urban black radio in the early 1980′s was way more adventurous with their format than their white … Continue reading

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Paraf – Rijeka / Moj Život Je Novi Val

Paraf – Rijeka / Moj Život Je Novi Val (RTV Ljubljana) 1979. Paraf was another great punk band from the former Yugoslavia. Instead of coming from Novi Sad, Serbia like Pekinska Patka, Paraf came from Rijeka, Croatia. They were politically … Continue reading

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Snatch – All I Want / When I’m Bored

Snatch – All I Want / When I’m Bored (Lightning Records) 1978. Snatch were Patti Palladin and Judy Nylon, a pair of American expatriates who were living in London when the whole punk thing hit. They released a few singles, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Skin – Everything, All This, and More

Beautiful Skin – Everything, All This, and More (GSL Records) 2005. Is it too soon to be talking about Nick Forte’s influence? I mean, this Beautiful Skin album came out in 2005. But Forte was really on to something with … Continue reading

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Patife Band – Corredor Polones

Patife Band – Corredor Polones (WEA Records) 1987. Alriiiighhht. Have you fuckin’ heard this? It’s insane. That’s right. INSANE. I don’t even know how to describe it and I generally can ramble on about anything. But this album leaves me … Continue reading

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Negatives – Stakeout / Love Is Not Real

Negatives – Stakeout / Love Is Not Real (Look Records) 1979. Here’s another British obscurity that’s worth a listen. These are The Negatives from Bradford England. Not to be confused with The Negatives from Sheffield who released the somewhat inferior … Continue reading

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EAST Compilation

East (Dead Good Records) 1980. So this one is a bit of a rarity. First off, let me address the obvious. East has to have the most goddammed ugly cover in the history of record illustration. Seriously, this is the … Continue reading

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Kool Kyle The Starchild – It’s Rockin’ Time

Kool Kyle The Starchild – It’s Rockin’ Time (Enjoy! Records) 1981. Kool Kyle was definitely not one of the most groundbreaking rappers around back in the late 70′s early 80′s. For that I would listen to Rammelzee or Lovebug Starski. … Continue reading

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