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Thursday, September 30, 2010

F Models - Practice for LP 1983 + bonus tracks

Has anyone ever heard of the The F Models? They were from Akron Ohio and released two singles in the early 1980s. The first one came out in 1981 with the songs Nobody Loves Me/Russia Rocks and the second in 1982 with God Fearing Man/It's Not Right (info here: Both singles are great but sadly none of the songs ever ended up on any KBD releases/boots. The band were also rehearsing songs to record for an LP which apparently was never recorded but here is one of those rehearsals. Also included are the four songs from their singles recorded at two different shows at the famous JB's in Kent Ohio, and an interview with the band.

@ Practice for LP 1983:
01. New York City
02. Eye On You
03. title unknown
04. In And Out
05. I'm In Love
06. title unknown
07. Doesn't Bother Me
08. Smells Like Sex
09. LGBD-intro
10. God Save Chrysler
11. God Save Chrysler
12. Brain Washed
13 God Fearing Man
14. title unknown
15. title unknown
16. title unknown

@ JB's, Kent OH 8-27-82
01. God Fearing Man
02. It's Not Right

@ JB's, Kent OH  4-9-81
01. title unknown
02. Nobody Loves Me
03. Russia Rocks

Slam zine interview c.1982
01. -interview-
02. -interview-
03. -interview-
04. -interview-
05. -interview-
06. -interview-
07. -interview-

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Coldcock - Detroit MI 9-24-78

Coldcock came out of Detroit in 1978 and hung around until 1980. In those two years they released only one classic single in 1979 and had one other song on the Detroit On a Platter compilation LP in 1981. On this live set is heard all three of those songs plus one other unreleased original  and cover songs by Question Mark & The Mysterians, Joe Jones, Rolling Stones and Bee Gees. The song Popstar was recorded by The Torpedos and also appears on the Detroit On A Platter compilation LP. This is a soundboard recording.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. I Wanna Be Rich
02. 96 Tears [Question Mark & The Mysterians]
03. You
04. You Talk Too Much [Joe Jones]
05. You're A Mess
06. Inflatable Girl
07. Popstar [Torpedos]
08. Satisfaction [Rolling Stones]
09. Stayin' Alive [Bee Gees]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mau Maus - T-Bird Rollerdrome, Pico Rivera CA 1-22-83

In Los Angeles in 1976-1978 there was a band named Berlin Brats who made an appearance in the film Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke as one of the bands in the battle of the bands segment towards the end of the film. The Berlin Brats recorded a single which made it to the test pressing stage but was never officially released. However, one song from the single made in onto the Saturday Night Pogo compilation LP that was released in1978. In that same year the band changed their name to The Mau Maus and played around California until the mid 1980s. They made some recordings but only two songs were released on the Hell Comes To Your House volume 2 compilation album in 1983. They also had two songs on a Target Video release in the 1980s. Here is a short live show recorded from the sound board. Psychotic is the song from the Up In Smoke film and Laugh Track was on the Target Video. The others were unreleased.

Setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Doomzdaze
02. Dead Or Alive
03. Sex And A Single Sniper
04. Laugh Track
05. Psychotic
06. Family Jewels
07. War Baby

Monday, September 27, 2010

V.A. Roxy Farewell bands 1977-1978

Here's a little collection of songs I put together for my own listening pleasure that I though many others would also enjoy. In 1978 an album titled Farewell To The Roxy was released that was recorded at the famous Roxy Club in London which is the place that basically spawned Punk Rock. This album basically featured the second generation of punk bands that were following in the footsteps of the previous ones. However, apart from one band, UK Subs, most of the bands on it never released more than a single or two. Shame, since every track on the album is very good. As it turns out most of the bands had at least made recordings and over the last few years these recordings have been showing up to the joy of those of us who want to hear more. Have a listen to rare tracks from Blitz, Red Lights, Jets, Open Sore and Crabs. The Red Lights, Jets and Open Sore tracks all are taken off of videos that showed up on YouTube. The Crabs songs are from a Peel Session they were lucky enough to record.

More info on the bands here:
Videos here:
Red Lights:
Open Sore:

Track List:
01. Blitz - Strange Boy
02. Blitz - London Is For Tourists
03. Red Lights - Nothing Else To Do
04. Red Lights - Keys
05. Jets - Silke
06. Jets - Come On Now/War Machine/Waiting For Emotion
07. Open Sore - Vertigo
08. Open Sore - Posta Ghosta
09. Crabs - Victim
10. Crabs - Under Pressure
11. Crabs - Lullabies Lies
12. Crabs - Don't Want Your Love

Blitz - Demo 1978
Red Lights - Demos 1977
Jets - Demos 1978
Open Sore - Windsor Theatre Royal, Windsor  10-01-09
Crabs - John Peel Session 4-28-78

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Eddie & The Hotrods - Left Bank, Mt Vernon NY 1-21-81

Here's another Eddie & The Hotrods show. This one is a radio broadcast from a club near New York City and was recorded in the year they broke up. By the time this was recorded both Paul Gray and Graeme Douglas had left and instead of adding a second guitarist a keyboard player was added which contributed to a more subdued sound. However, there is still plenty of energy in their delivery making this show a very enjoyable listen and their set includes many songs from the Fish 'n' Chips album along with the expected hits.

Setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Teenage Depression
02. Ties That Bind [Bruce Springsteen]
03. Wide Eyed Kids
04. We Want Mine [Crack The Sky]
05. Call It Quits
06. Unfinished Business
07. Time Won't Let Me [Outsiders]
08. Do Anything You Wanna Do
09. You Better Run [Young Rascals]
10. This Is Today [Max Bygrave]
11. The Beginning Of The End
12. Jumpin' Jack Flash [Rolling Stones]

Heroes - Max's, NYC 6-26-81 (w/Walter Lure)

After The Heartbreakers split at the end of 1977, Walter Lure played and recorded through the late 1970s and early 1980s with several bands including The Blessed and The Incognitos. Two songs he recorded in 1978 (Seven Day Weekend and Too Much Junkie Business) didn't get released on vinyl until 1983 under the band name The Heroes which at the time was his current band. The Heroes of 1983 never released anything but someone was nice enough to to make this audience recording of one of their gigs. A few Heartbreakers songs are played, a couple of covers and a pile of new songs, some of which were only released in the 1990s on the Waldos Rent Party CD and others remain unreleased. The band: Walter Lure - Guitar & Vocals, Richie Lure - Guitar & Vocals, Danny - Bass, Billy Rogers - Drums.

Here's a photo:
Here's an interview with Walter Lure:
And, here's The Incognitos:

1st Set: [from cassette tape]
01. Party Lights
02. Sorry
03. Love That Kills
04. Let's Go
05. Crazy Little Baby
06. Busted
07. Wam Bam Boo
08. Turn It Up
09. Too Much Junkie Business
10. Seven Day Weekend
11. Pissing My Life Away
12. Crazy Kids

2nd Set: [from cassette tape]
01. Too Much Junkie Business
02. Sorry
03. Love That Kills
04. Feel No Pain
05. Here Come The Zombies
06. Flight
07. Busted
08. Let's Go
09. Crazy Little Baby
10. Turn It Up
11. All By Myself
12. Crazy Kids
13. One Track Mind

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Eddie & The Hotrods - BBC In Concert 8-80

Eddie & The Hotrods often get lumped in with Punk Rock but basically came out of the Pub Rock scene in England in the mid-1970s. They certainly were more high energy that your average Pub Rock band. This show, I believe, features the classic line up playing songs from the Life On The Line and Thriller albums plus a selection of songs that were probably intended for a fourth album by this line up that never got released until the Curse Of The Hotrods album was released in 1990.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Quit This Town
02. Echoes
03. He Does It With Mirrors
04. You Better Run [Young Rascals]
05. Red Light Blue Light
06. At Night
07. Do Anything You Wanna Do
08. Ties That Bind [Bruce Springsteen]
09. The Power And The Glory

Friday, September 24, 2010

Radiators From Space - Southend, Kursaal England 12-17-77

Radiators From Space were Dublin Ireland's first Punk band and are mainly known today because guitarist Phil Chevron became famous afterward in The Pogues. The Radiators released their first album in 1977 and at the end of that year were the tour support, on their first UK tour, for Thin Lizzy. This show was the last gig on that tour. There are no unreleased or rare tracks here just a nice soundboard recording. More info here:

01. Sunday World
02. Roxy Girl
03. Press Gang
04. Prison Bars
05. Electric Shares
06. Television Screen
07. Party Line
08. Psychotic Reaction [Count Five]
09. Enemies

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Teen Idles - 930 Club, Washington D.C. 11-06-80 (Last Show)

As one of the bands that put Washington D.C. on the map, everyone should know the legendary Teen Idles by now. They existed for little more than a year, recorded one 7" and left behind quite a legend. One track on that legendary 7" Too Young To Rock was recorded at their last ever gig. Here for your listening pleasure is that show complete with their Monkees, Contours, and Stooges covers, along with three unknown songs.

Setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Teen Idles
02. title unknown
03. I Drink Milk
04. Trans Am
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. Steppin' Stone [Monkees]
08. Do You Love Me [Contours]
09. Anthem
10. Get Up And Go
11. Sneakers
12. Fleeting Fury
13. Fiourucci Nightmare
14. Too Young To Rock
15. No Fun [Stooges]
16. Deadhead

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sadistic Exploits - Collection 1981-1985

 Sadistic Exploits were Philadelphia's favorite Punk citizens and were the ones who really got things rolling in that city by organizing several Punk festivals and other gigs starting in 1981. In that year they also released their only single, now a classic of the time. Unfortunately due to members coming and going they were never able to realize their full potential as the best band from Philly. In 1985 they were able to get one last song released on an impossible to find compilation LP. Collected here are the three songs they released plus a demo, rehearsal and an interview. More into here:

 Demo + WXPN interview 1981 [from cassette tape]
01. What's This (demo)
02. interview
03. interview
04. False Character (demo)
05. interview
06. Rejection (demo)
07. DJ Lee Paris speaks

Single (1981)
01. Freedom
02. Apathy

Rehearsal 1982 [from cassette tape]
01. Bigot + Apathy
02. Power And Greed
03. title unknown
04. Freedom
05. title unknown

S.C.R.E.A.M. comp LP (1985)
01. Beginnings

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MC5 - New York City 1-70

The MC5 were sonic brilliance and here's another live show to prove it. It's a great recording from the soundboard but seems to have been left out of the release absolutely every recording by the MC5 boom that occurred 10 years ago. Don't know why, but here are three songs that were not released in their time including a more rocked up, less free-form, version of Black To Comm.

MC5 info here:

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Fire Of Love
02. Teenage Lust
03. It's A Man's Man's World
04. Black To Comm

Monday, September 20, 2010

Section 8 - demo (1982)

Section 8 were from Reno Nevada and were formed by Dim Menace (singer) and Tom Munist (drummer) in 1981. Both had previously been original members of the now legendary Seven Seconds and can be heard on that bands Drastic Measures demo tape from 1980. Sadly, the legacy they left the world was just one track released on the Not So Quiet On The Western Front compilation LP put together in 1982 by Maximum Rock 'n' Roll Magazine and released by Alternative Tentacles. That song is present here along with 5 other gems.

track list:
01. Trust Me
02. USSR
03. Mental Discharge
04. Guns
05. Fat, Drunk and Stupid
06. Who Will Fight For America

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Zeros (UK) - John Peel Session 11-30-77

England's  Zeros only ever released one single on Small Wonder Records in 1977 and a split single on the ROK label before they disappeared. However, they were lucky enough to get to record a session for John Peel's radio show in 1977. One song from the single is played and the others remain unreleased. According to the Peel Sessions website they recorded 4 songs but my tape only has three. Anyone have the missing song "Solid State"? One can only dream what an album by these guys would have sounded like.

track list:
01. Nice Girls
02. Hungry
03. Easy Way Out

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Subhumans (Canada) - Duncan's Pub, Reno Nevada 10-25-81

The classic lineup of the Canadian Subhumans did several U.S. tours but this show from Reno is the only recording to turn up so far. It's a short set of only 7 songs but it shows the band at the height of their prime. This is a rough audience recording and there is a clicking sound during Slave To My Dick, but such are the imperfections and limitations of audience recordings.

01. No Productivity
02. Moron Majority
03. Death To The Sickoids
04. Slave To My Dick
05. Screwed Up [Menace]
06. Inquisition Day
07. Fuck You

Friday, September 17, 2010

Joneses - T-Bird Rollerdrome, Pico Rivera CA 3-04-83

Here's an abbreviated live set by another classic KBD band recorded at the fabled T-Bird Rollardrome in Pico Rivera California. It's only 7 songs but you get the necessary classics plus their Elton John cover a Heartbreakers cover as well. The false start on Fix Me is due to stage invasion and electrical problems. This show is from the soundboard and sounds like a fantastic gig, shame we all couldn't have been there.

Setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Criminal
02. Pill Box
03. Chicks And Politics
04. I Wanna Be Loved [Heartbreakers]
05. Fix Me (false start)
06. Fix Me
07. Graveyard Rock
08. Crocodile Rock [Elton John]

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pilsner - Single (1983) (w/Jerry Nolan)

Perhaps everyone know Jerry Nolan as the drummer for the New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, two legendary bands. But after those bands became extinct what happened to him. Apparently for most of the 1980s he and Thunders were living in Sweden. While there he got involved with a little known band named Pilsner and released this single. Mr. Nolan not only produced it but also sings on both songs and by the sound of it must have been involved in writing the lyrics and maybe the music. The style is definitely 1970s New York with plenty of street attitude. Wouldn't it be sweet to see this re-released with any bonus tracks that might exist. More info here:

01. I Refuse (To Live In The USA)
02. Sleep With You

Electrochoc - Bordeaux France 1-30-79 + single 1978

Direct from Bordeaux  France, Electrochoc. They released my favorite French Punk single in 1978 and disappeared not long after. Luckily someone taped this live show so that the rest of what they created can be heard even if it is only a good listenable audience recording. Twelve songs including the two from the single and a cover of Roll Over Beethoven are accounted for. Does anyone have a clue as to the titles of the other songs? It's a tragedy they never released an album because it would have been a classic of the era. This one I got in a trade years ago from here:
For additional listening pleasure the single is included.

@ Bordeaux France 1-30-79
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. Roll Over Beethoven
10. Chaise Electrique
11. title unknown
12. Trois Minutes

Single 1978:
01. Chaise Electrique
02. Trois Minutes

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cheetah Chrome & The Casualties - RT Firefly, NYC 3-05-82

So, what did Cheetah Chrome do after the Dead Boys split up in 1979 besides take lots of drugs and release one single? Well, he had a band called The Casualties and they did play shows once in a while. No records were ever issued, but here is a live recording from one night in New York City in 1982 which proves they really did exist. The setlist consists of only three songs from the Dead Boys days and shows that Cheetah was still writing new songs with no less than six being played here, plus the two classic songs from his 1979 single. It's a very interesting set and makes one wish that an album had been released. This is an audience recording and is from cassette. The sound quality is rough but listenable. My favorite song is track 8. Don't forget to read Cheetah's new book.

01. Calling On You (1st set)
02. No Credit
03. Used To Be Fun
04. Staring In The Night
05. Ain't It Fun
06. Federal Case
07. The Boys Are All Here
08. Goodbye
09. Sonic Reducer
10. Still Wanna Die
11. Take Me Home (2nd set)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Johnny Moped - Tramshed, Woolwich England 1981

Who doesn't love Johnny Moped? Here's a great reunion show from 1981 that features the band running through a setlist of classics from 1977-1978 plus playing Loony from the Slimy Toad single and a final encore of the song Hiawatha which only ended up being released in the 1990s on the basically terrible Search For Xerxes album. The recording quality sounds like it is from the soundboard.

01. No One
02. VD Boiler
03. Panic Button
04. Wee Wee
05. Groovy Ruby
06. Make Trouble
07. Hell Razor
08. Looney
09. Darling, Let's Have Another Baby
10. Something Else [Eddie Cochran]
11. Wild Breed
12. Incendiary Device
13. Hard Lovin' Man
14. Little Queenie [Chuck Berry]
15. Hiawatha

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dils - demo Spring 1977

Here is the first Dils demo which was recorded in the spring of 1977. Three songs here  You're Not Blank (different version than the single), Blow Up (this version appears on the Rat Music For Rat People compilation LP that was released in 1982) and a song that remains unreleased to this day Folks Say Go. Not sure who the drummer is on this.

track list [from cassette tape]
01). You're Not Blank
02). Blow Up
03). Folks Say Go