”Your Plymouth dealer is a dealing man, Yeah, Yeah
I’m a Plymouth dealer dealing man
Right now I’m giving the best deal ever on that view Plymouth
These UK surf-punkers were a part of early 80’s garage revival scene. They recorded several LPs and 45’s [with ”Drop Out With The Barracudas” as their most famous slab], style ranged from surf influenced punk to power pop. This here is a ’85 Franch Lp collection of their early singles with surf-punk anthems as Summer Fun, His Last Summer, Surfers Are Back, Chevy Baby, Kgb, I Can’t Pretend, Rendez-Vous… From my point of view, this is their best slab, A MUST, dont miss it. Vinyl Rip by Surfadelic!
”…I dont care for the rest of the year
This is what I wanna do
The sun is out
The feelings right
It’s all up to you
In the sun, summer fun”
’80s Unofficial Release on limited vinyl [in various colors], mostly with “Zombie Birdhouse”, “New Values”, “Soldier” outtakes, live trax and radio show appearances. Pretty interesting stuff from his new wave phase as Warrior Tribe, Fire Engine, Old Mule Skinner, Popper World, cover of Fortune Teller and ballads One For My Baby [Sinatra] or Pretty Flamingo. Well ya know Iggy, what should I say. Vinyl Rip, Dig
Track details as detailed on back cover:
A1: IG The Pig – [Recorded in a Montreux church in ’86 during the “BLAH-BLAH” Sessions]
A2: Repo Man – [An ’83 studio outtake – later used in the soundtrack]
A3: Warrior Tribe – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
A4: 96 Tears – [A very rare ’83 live version]
A5: The Idiot – [Should have been the title track to the ’77 Pop/Bowie lp]
A6: One For My Baby – [A ’78 live rarity – James Osterberg meets Frank Sinatra]
B1: Fire Engine – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
B2: Fortune Teller – [recorded during rehearsal to “SOLDIER” in spring ’79.]
B3: Search & Destroy – [This version was recorded during the ’77 Mantra sessions]
B4: Driftin’ From Town To Town – [This bizarre little piece was done in ’74 on a FLO & EDDIE radio-show]
B5: From The Inside – [This is the original ’77 recording]
B6: Old Mule Skinner – [“ZOMBIE” outtake]
B7: Pretty Flamingo – [“NEW VALUES” outtake]
B8: Speak To Me – [“NEW VALUES” outtake]
B9: Popper World – [Taken from the “ZOMBIE” rehearsals live on tour]
“Brats was a Danish band formed in 1977 as a punk band. After recording the songs “Dreams”, “I Do What I Wanna Do” and “Magazine” for Danish Pære Punk compilation, the band split up in 1979, not much later reforming as a heavy metal band (playing a hybrid of punk and metal) with new members. This line-up signed a contract with CBS in 1980 and released the promotional debut single B-Brains and one self-titled full length LP.”
Hey boys, Let’s Make A Noise! These Danish punks really won me over with their brand of metal & punk mix. Their great 1980. slab reminds me on Hanoi Rocks or Steve Jones solo works. Here are their unreleased 1979. debut + 1980 LP vinyl rips! Check ’em out, Dig!!!
“The Mau Maus have a reputation as one of the baddest of Hollywood’s bad-boy bands- and it’s no hype.” Los Angeles Times
“The ones that impressed us in look had bad attitudes, like the Mau Maus. They were great. They were really hard… and that totally impressed me.” Spit Stix – FEAR
“Can we just tell the world what incredible groundbreakers the Mau Maus were?! I first saw them in the late 70’s and I’ve been a fan ever since. Back in the day when everyone was trying to be “cool,” the Mau Maus had everybody beat, hands down. No question, they were the absolute coolest.” – Penelope Spheeris (Decline of Western Civilization)
“This release features the only 1970’s Los Angeles punk rock band not to put an album out, and this one really delivers. It has 6 songs recorded back in 1983 with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger producing, and 8 songs recorded in 2011 with punk legend Geza X at the controls. It is hard to tell the difference between the two groups of songs, as the newer songs were recorded by the 1981 line up of the Mau Maus: the infamous Rick Wilder on vocals, Scott ‘Chopper’ Franklin (the Cramps, Joneses) on bass, Michael Livingston on guitar and Paul ‘Black’ Mars (LA Guns) on drums. If you want a true taste of the 1970’s punk scene this is a must-get.” [Randall Crawford]
More KILLER PUNK on Surfadelic! Dig these 70’s L.A. punksters NY Dolls/J.Thunders high-energy/trash punk rock blast! Cause… This is A MUST!!!
“Out of all the rock n roll sleaze bands in Hollywood during the 1980s, The Joneses are recognized as coming first and being the toughest and most honest of them all. This no-nonsense group of trash rockers, led by the charismatic Jeff Drake, were a hot-blooded mix of the New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders, and Eddie Cochran, too glam for punk and too punk for rock. If the term trashy rock n roll could only apply to one band, The Joneses would take the label in spades.
Their music was raw and powerful, their style a mix of their predecessors. They lived the sleazy rock n roll life like they invented it, with clever songs about their tales of pills, booze, chicks, and decadence. The Joneses brought their own definition of cool to the table, youthful yet timeless, fierce yet endearing, and drugged up and drunk the whole time. Their music was pure punk fueled rock n roll aggression, sung with 50s style melody but coming hard with 80s Los Angeles aggression.
Unfortunately, The Joneses had all the right parts but were not recognized for being the unique forbearers they were. To say these rockers were cool wouldn t be saying enough. They were the symbol of cool on the Hollywood strip, and they were what rock n roll was and is really about. No posturing or false chic they were the real deal, the real sleaze with the real sound of the street.”
Surfadelic is proud to present these forgotten L.A. glam punkers, Hollywood’s trash rockers in tradition of New York Dolls & Johny Thunders. This here are their sole ’86 Lp + 2008 2xLp compilation of EP’s, singles [Criminals, Tits And Champagne, Anita Fix], demos & rare stuff from 1982-1999. The incarnation of the Joneses that was voted “Best Live Band” in the 1984 L.A. Weekly Reader’s Poll included, in addition to Drake, three ex-Mau-Mau’s, Scott Franklin (the Cramps), Paul Black (L.A.Guns), and Johnnie Sage (Christian Death).
So PUNKERS, LISTEN UP and listen well !!! This stuff is so DAMN GRRREAT you gonna piss yer pants. A non stop NY Dolls/J.Tunders glam-punk r’n’r blast just as it shouldda be. This is simply A MUST!!! Ya gotta Dig! Dig! Diiiiiiggg!!!
“This buch of long-haired youngsters played a loud and powerfull rock’n’roll strongly influenced by Iggy and the Stooges. This album contains the best selection of their rare recordings. KILLER STUFF!!! “A band out to blow your head off; The Punks play in such a gut grabbing manner that your ear bones feel like there getting socked in the jaw and cunnilinguisized at the same time.” (Air-Wreck Genheimer Creem Magazine, september 1976)
US high energy r’n’r in tradition of The Stooges, Mc5 and Ron Asheton’s New Order. Vinyl rip, Dig!!!
Northern Ireland 70’s new wave punkers ”famed” for their ’78. single Big Time.
”Building up a fearsome live reputation round Belfast through 77 the classic line up was Brian Young Vocals & Guitar, Ronnie Mathews Vocals/Guitar, Graham Marshall Drums and Gordon Blair (Ex Highway Star with Jake Burns !!) on Bass. Songs in the set included the infamous ‘Cops’ featuring the chant SSRUC. On one of their live occasions they were witnessed by Terri Hooley who owned the record shop Good Vibrations and who stumped up the money for the single ‘Big Time’ in April 78 and so the Good Vibrations label was born. It sold by the bucket load and received a unanimous thumbs up from all quarters of the music press and radio.”… Rudi-The Story
As you can see they shared stage with The Undertones so you got the picture. Half of this comp is solid pop punk you gotta check out. Dig!
This is ultimate retrospective for my alltime favorite shemale NY punk rocker. Legendary stuff like Eddie & Sheena, Bad In Bed, Max’s Kansas City, Rock & Roll Resurrection, F*** Off, Toilet Love, Speed Demon, Cry Of Angels, Mr. Normal, Trying To Get On The Radio, Wonder Woman, Midnight Pal and her later solo work are simply A MUST for all you punkers out there. If you dig CBGB sound, NY Dolls/Johnny Thunders/Ramones and stuff this is fer ya. “I wanna know – Are You Man Enough To Be A Woman ?” Dig!!!
The Fallen Angels was formed in 1984 with Knox (singer/songwriter from the Vibrators) on vocals and guitar, with the Hanoi Rocks rhythm section of Sam Yaffa on bass, the late Razzle on drums, and Nasty Suicide on rhythm and some lead guitar. Also guesting on the first album were Cosmic Ted and the Psychedelic Kid, (Mike Monroe and Andy McCoy respectively). The band came about because Knox was on the same management as Hanoi Rocks and had a lot of songs he wanted to do. One of Hanoi’s manager’s Richard Bishop had the bright idea of putting Knox together with Hanoi Rocks to record an album. The album was rehearsed and recorded at the now legendary Alaska Studios down under the arches at Waterloo, London. The album band never played live though Nasty Suicide did guest at a London gig.
The first release was the single “Amphetamine Blue” (FALL 022) followed by the album “FALLEN ANGELS” (FALL LP 23) (with a cover painting by Knox depicting a murder scene outside the 100 Club in London’s Oxford Street), and then the single and 12″ “Inner Planet Love/Precious Heart”
Hey Punks! If you dig Johnny Thunders mid 80’s style glam-punk rama-lama, this stuff’s fer ya. HIGH OCTANE PUNK ROCK ACTION, with bonus trax. Say… Dig!!!
Re-post of this KILLER 70’s garage punk gang fronted by legendary MONO MAN. All this stuff were already posted on my old blog, but as you know it dissapeared, so I have to put it up again. Why?!? Cause they’re one of my all-time fav punk bands and maybe [if it’s possible at all!] some of you punkers out there haven’t check ’em out before. These legendary Boston punks were heavily influenced by 60’s garage rama-lama of The Chocolate Watchband, The Sonics, The Stooges, The Standells, Pretty Things, 13th Floor Elevators, MC5 and blast off long before any other retro garage act. Sooo punkerz… this is A MUST! Dig or be lame forever. Baaaad Attitude!