Monthly Archives: December 2008

Vice Versa – Music 4

Vice Versa – New Girls Neutrons, Science Fact // Riot Squad, Camille (Neutron Records) 1979. THIS is without a doubt, probably one of the greatest minimal synth releases ever. In fact this exists right at the point where minimal-synth and … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, Electro, New Wave, No Wave, Synth, UK, post-punk | 6 Comments

Manchester Collection

A Manchester Collection (Object Music) 1979. A pretty excellent little comp of unknown bands from Manchester, UK circa 1979. None of these bands really went on to do that much although some of them (Fast Cars, Manchester Mekon) did release … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, New Wave, Punk Rock, UK, post-punk | 10 Comments

Scientists – This Is My Happy Hour / Swampland

The Scientists – This Is My Happy Hour // Swampland (Au Go Go Records) 1982. Probably my favourite moment by The Scientists. In their early “Pissed on Another Planet” days they were just a little too twee for me. Basically, … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, indie, post-punk | 6 Comments

48 Chairs – Snap It Around

48 Chairs – Snap It Around // Psycle Sluts (Absurd Records) 1979. Another one off of the Absurd Records label, The 48 Chairs was as mysterious as Gerry and the Holograms, another performer on the Absurd roster. However 48 Chairs … Continue reading

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The Proletariat – Distortions

The great prole art threat from Boston, The Proletariat were a bunch of humourless dudes from Southeastern Massachusetts who somehow found themselves on This is Boston Not LA which is where I heard them. I remember hanging out with skater … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, Boston, post-punk | 27 Comments

X-Ray Pop – L’Eurasienne / La Machine À Rêver

X-Ray Pop – L’Eurasienne / La Machine À Rêver (MB5 Records) 1984. A great slice of French Synth wave from the band X-Ray Pop. There is very little information on this band on the web but from what I can … Continue reading

Posted in France, New Wave, Synth, post-punk, zolo | 3 Comments

The Health and Happiness Family Gospel Band

Health and Happiness Family Gospel Band – Self-Titled (Self Released) 2008. Here is one that you probably wouldn’t expect from me. It’s this weird Southern Gospel album. I know. You’re probably wondering how I even heard of this. Well before … Continue reading

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Y Pants – Y Pants EP

Y Pants – Off The Hook, Beautiful Food// Favorite Sweater, Luego Fuego (99 Records) 1980. Y Pants were Barbara Ess, Virgina Piersol and Gail Vachon. They mainly played at art spaces and had their own unique sound due to playing … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, New Wave, New York, No Wave | 9 Comments

The Vibrators – Automatic Lover 7inch

The Vibrators – Automatic Lover // Destroy (Epic Records) 1978. I think The Vibrators are one of the most underrated class of ’77 punk rock bands ever. At the time they were dismissed as being out of touch pub rockers … Continue reading

Posted in Punk Rock, UK | 10 Comments

The Fluid

My favourite band of the original Sub Pop grunge explosion did not even come from Seattle. They came from Denver. And they really weren’t grunge either. The Fluid were for all intents and purposes, a garage punk band but they … Continue reading

Posted in Denver, Garage Punk, Punk Rock, Seattle | 15 Comments