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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Turbo Hy Dramatics – EP + 2 LPs (1984-1985) [ex R. Hell + ex Buzzcocks]

Here is a band no one seems to have ever heard of. I used to have this album on a tape but lost it a long time ago. I only have these first two songs from the album. Has anyone got it. I don't want to own the LP but some nice mp3s would be great.

The main person in the band was Geoff Freeman who in the early 1980s played guitar in RICHARD HELL's band and can be heard on some tracks on the Time CD. The drummer was Vinnie Signorelli who was later famous with the Unsane. The band released one 12"ep and two albums. On the 12"ep Steve Garvey from the BUZZCOCKS played bass. On the albums they had different bass players including Russell Berke who was at one time in Certain General.

The band were based out of New York City but were active in Germany and all their records were released in that country.

I've never heard the second album and would like to if anyone has it. It doesn't seem any of their records were re-released on CD.

Some info here:

**Note: after I posted this a long time friend in Germany emailed to say he had the first two records and would digitize them for me. Recently, he found the 2nd LP in a record shop and has also kindly digitized that for me. Here I upload the whole set for all who are interested.

5 Song Mini-LP (1984)
01. Get Submerged
02. Incommunicado Baby
03. Automatic
04. Cindy
05. Fine By Me

High Mass On The High Frontier LP (1984)
01. High Frontier
02. Whistling Death
03. Death Dance
04. Partly Cloudy And Greezy
05. Polish Worker
06. We Are Mad And We Are Taking No Shit
07. Mainline
08. Don't Think Night Into Day
09. Turning Night Into Day
10. Knock Knock Knock
11. Mad Dog
12. High Mass On The High Frontier

Set Fire To Your Self (1985)
01. See Right Through Me
02. Sugarloo
03. Three Women
04. Set Fire To Your Self
05. When You Came
06. New Boy
07. Money, Fame And Power
08. Lola Loves Chocolate
09. Fly Away
10. Down In The Boondocks

Teenage Head - Live 1978/1980

Here's three shows from Canada's Teenage Head. These are all radio broadcasts and the sound quality on all is very good.

@ Thundersound, Toronto 10-31-78: [from cassette tape]
01. Picture My Face
02. Top Down
03. Disgusteen
04. Wild One [Johnny O'Keefe]
05. I Wanna Love You
06. You're Tearin' Me Apart
07. Little Sister
08. Little Boxes
09. Curtain Jumper
10. Get Off My Back
11. title unknown
12. Kissin' The Carpet
13. Heartbreak Hotel [Elvis Presley]
14. Ain't Got No Sense
15. Lucy Potato

@ Spats, Toronto 1-80: [from cassette tape]
01. Picture My Face
02. Little Boxes
03. Some Kinda Fun
04. Those Things You Do
05. Infection
06. Disgusteen
07. Lucy Potato
08. Brand New Cadillac [Vince Taylor]
09. Total Love
10. Take It
11. You're Tearin' Me Apart
12. Get Off My Back
13. Bonerack

@ Heatwave Fest, Mossport Canada 8-23-80
01. Top Down
02. Wild One [Johnny O'Keefe]
03. Picture My Face
04. Some Kinda Fun
05. Little Boxes
06. Everybody's Growin' Old
07. Let's Shake
08. Lucy Potato
09. Brand New Cadillac [Vince Taylor]
10. You're Tearing Me Apart
11. Something Else [Eddie Cochran]
12. Kissin' The Carpet
13. Disgusteen
14. C'mon Everybody [Eddie Cochran]

Buzzcocks - Paradiso, Amsterdam 3-02-79

This is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good but someone did a terrible edit job on it.

Buzzcocks setlist:
01. Ever Fallen In Love
02. Everybody's Happy Nowadays
03. What Do I Get
04. Boredom
05. Oh Shit
06. Orgasm Addict
07. Breakdown