Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Go-Betweens – Sing Lee Remick (and Karen)

Go-Betweens – Lee Remick // Karen (Able Label) 1978. Those familiar with the later “critical-darling” phases of The Go-Betweens will be somewhat shocked to hear this early 7inch by the Brisbane based pop band and discover that they were, at … Continue reading

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Circle X

Circle X – Slender, Albeit Living // Onward Christian Soldiers, Underworld (No Label) 1979. One of the best (and earliest) musical exports from Louisville, Kentucky, Circle X were initially comprised of one half of the proto-punk band No Fun. They … Continue reading

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

Generation X – Your Generation

Generation X – Your Generation // Day By Day (Chrysalis Records) 1977. A lot of people discovered punk rock via Generation X. Not me….but a lot of people. I was in Junior High when Rebel Yell hit and it was … Continue reading

Posted in Punk Rock, UK, hardcore | 16 Comments

Savoy Sound Wave Goodbye

Savoy Sound Wave Goodbye(Go! Records) 1981. Anyone who has read Simon Reynolds book Rip It Up and Start Again knows that it is at once a very informative and enjoyable read and at the same time a real pisser. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, California, New Wave, post-punk, san francisco | 28 Comments

Judy Nylon – Pal Judy

Judy Nylon – Pal Judy (On-U-Sound Records) 1982. My first introduction to the brilliant and mysterious Judy Nylon wasn’t via Snatch who I raved about back in January of 2008 but instead on this solo release from 1982. I picked … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, New Wave, New York, No Wave, UK, Video, post-punk | 5 Comments