Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Passage - New Love Songs [E.P.] (1978)

He likes 2,000 words a day for the competition

A-Side: Love Song/Competition
B-Side: Slit Machine/New Kind Of Love
released 1978 / Object Music OM 02
Band origin: Manchester/UK
Members on this recording: Tony Friel (bs, gtr, vcls), Lorraine Hilton (organ, string machine), Dick Witts (drms, perc, string machine, cello, vcls).

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password: love1978

Further information:  The Passage Website

Listen to Competition

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soul Side - Bass [45] (1989)

I see the selling of lives to feed the crime

A-Side: Bass • B-Side: 103/Other Side [live]
released 1989 / Dischord 34
Band origin: Washington D.C./US
Members on this recording: Bobby Sullivan (vcls), Scott McCloud (gtr), Johnny Temple (bs), Alexis Fleisig (drms).

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password: bass89

Further information:  Dischord Records: Soul Side

Listen to 103

Gang Of Four - At Home He's A Tourist [45] (1979)

Housewife heroines addicts to their homes
»It's Her Factory«

A-Side: At Home He's A Tourist (single version) • B-Side: It's Her Factory
released 1979 / EMI 2956
Band origin: Leeds/UK
Members on this recording: Jon King (vcls), Andy Gill (gtr), Dave Allen (bs), and Hugo Burnham (drms).

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password: fact79

Further information:  Official Gang Of Four Website

Listen to It's Her Factory

Specials - Do Nothing [45] (1980)

Policeman comes and smacks me in the teeth. I don't complain, it's not my function
»Do Nothing«

A-Side: Do Nothing (single version) • B-Side: Maggie's Farm
released 1980 / Two Tone-Chrysalis CHS TT16 [French release]
Band origin: Coventry/UK
Members on this recording: Terry Hall (vcls), Neville Staples (vcls), Roddy Radiation (lead gtr), Lynval Golding (rhythm gtr), Horace Gentleman (bs), Jerry Dammers (organ), John Bradbury (drms).

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password: farm80

Further information:  The Specials Website + Two Tone: The Specials

Listen to Do Nothing

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Grow-Up - The Best Thing (1979)

So you're a Teddy-Girl, Elvis hold you warm in bed
»Dear Isobel«

A-Side: Instrumental/The Best Thing/Missing/She's Always There/Dear Isobel/Do You Want To Dance/Her Song/Too Much Love
B-Side: Spilt Tea/Autumn Movie/Golden Promises/No Mirror/The Peak/David
released 1979 / Object Music OBJ 005
Band origin: Manchester/UK
Members on this recording: John Bisset-Smith (bs, gtr, piano, vcls), Roger Blackburn (gtr, bs), Steven Westwood (trombone), Richard Westwood (sax, clarinet, back vcls), Billy John Donald (drms, perc, back vcls), Anne Bisset-Smith (vcls on "Autumn Movie").

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password: dear79

Further information:  Object Music Discography: Grow-Up

Listen to The Best Thing

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Butthole Surfers - Widowermaker [10-inch E.P.] (1989)

My body and my face got shattered. I hope I'm together when I die

A-Side: Bon Song/1401/Booze Tobacco • B-Side: Helicopter
released 1989 / Blast First BFFP 41
Band origin: San Antonio (Texas)/US
Members on this recording: Gibby Haynes (vcls), Paul Leary (gtr), Jeff "Tooter" Pinkus (bs), King Coffey (drms).

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password: booze89

Further information:  Butthole Surfers

Listen to Bon Song

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Merton Parkas - You Need Wheels [45] (1979)

A-Side: You Need Wheels • B-Side: I Don't Want To Now You
released 1979 / Beggars Banquet BEG 22
Band origin: London/UK
Members on this recording: Danny Talbot (gtr, vcls), Neil Wurrell (bs, back vcls), Mick Talbot (keyb'ds, vcls), Simon Smith (drms).

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password: need79

Further information:  The MODPOPPUNK Archives: Merton Parkas

Listen to I Don't Want To Know You

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Fall - Fiery Jack [45] (1980)

I sat and drank, for three decades, I'm 45
»Fiery Jack«

A-Side: Fiery Jack • B-Side: 2nd Dark Age/Psykick Dancehall #2
released 1980 / A Step Forward SF 13
Band origin: Manchester/UK
Members on this recording: Mark E. Smith (vcls, piano), Marc Riley (gtr, piano, vcls), Craig Scanlon (gtr), Steve Hanley (bs, vcls), Mike Leigh (drms, perc).

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password: dark80

Further information:  The Fall online

Listen to Fiery Jack

Palais Schaumburg - Telefon [45] (1980)

Ich muss mal in die Windeln!
»Kinder der Tod«

A-Side: Telefon • B-Side: Kinder der Tod
released 1980 / Zick Zack ZZ 33
Band origin: Hamburg/Germany
Members on this recording: Holger Hiller (vcls, synth), Thomas Fehlmann (synth, trumpet), Timo Blunck (bs), FM Einheit (drms).

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password: tele80

Further information:  Holger Hiller + Thomas Fehlmann + Wikipedia

Listen to Kinder der Tod

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Glaxo Babies - Put Me On The Guest List (1980)

Crying in the subway, lying to your wife. This is your life!
»This Is Your Life«

A-Side: Avoiding The Issue/Because Of You/This Is Your Life/Police State/Who Killed Bruce Lee [version]
B-Side: Stay Awake/She Went To Pieces/Burning/Flesh/Puppet Patrol
released 1980 / Heartbeat HBM 3
Band origin: Bristol/UK
Members on this recording: Rob Chapman (vcls), Dan Catsis (gtr, vcls), Tom Nichols (bs, vcls), Tony Wrafters (sax), Geoff Alsopp (drms), Charles Llewellyn (drms on "Puppet Patrol").

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password: baby80

Further information:  MySpace: Glaxo Babies

Listen to This Is Your Life

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Theatre Of Hate - Do You Believe In The Westworld [E.P.] (1982)

From the south on a wind in walked a cowboy
The saloon was dry but his guns were well oiled

»Do You Believe In The Westworld«

A-Side: Do You Believe In The Westworld/The Version
B-Side: Propaganda/Ministry Of Broadcast/Original Sin (alt. version)
released 1982 / Burning Rome Records BRR 2 T
Band origin: London/UK
Members on this recording: Kirk Brandon (vcls), Billy Duffy (gtr), Stan Stammers (bs), John Lennard (sax), Luke Rendle (drms).

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password: west82

Further information:  MySpace: Theatre Of Hate

Listen to Do You Believe In The Westworld

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Young Marble Giants - Final Day [E.P.] (1980)

Misery passes and so does crying

A-Side: Final Day/Radio Silents
B-Side: Cakewalking/(hidden track: Colossal Youth)
released 1980 / Rough Trade RT 043
Band origin: Cardiff (Wales)/UK
Members on this recording: Alison Statton (vcls), Stuart Moxham (gtr, organ), Philip Moxham (bs, organ).

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password: final80

Further information:  Cardiffians: the Young Marble Giants Web archive

Listen to Cakewalking