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Monday, December 29, 2014

Latest stuff on ZERO HOUR records

Hey kiddies, 

ZERO HOUR RECORDS, australian  purveyor of power pop gems has released some really fine stuff lately.

Get it all here : 
http://zerohourrecords.bigcartel.com/


DWIGHT TWILLEY BAND TRIBUTE ~ TWILLEY WON'T MIND



This tribute gathers a host of bands/artists from around the world to pay tribute to one of the 1970s finest power pop bands.Some beautiful takes on the 2 Twilley albums "Sincerely and Twilley Don't Mind" and will be a nice addition to your collection of tributes.
Best Track : Michael Carpenter - Here She comes.

TURNAROUND ~ LET'S DO IT



Turnaround were a cool Australian power pop band circa 1982 that released only 4 singles in their short time together. Formed from the ashes of Beathoven/The Innocents when drummer Brent Jeffrey met up with friend Tony Voglino who both shared a passion for all things jangly and pop.

Zero Hour has uncovered a batch of rare unreleased demos, a live track and put their single releases together onto this fine compilation. 16 tracks of cool power pop + insert with a short story about the group.

POWER POP UNPLUGGED ~ VARIOUS ARTISTS




22 Artists/Bands from around the world covering their fave power pop track but unplugged and virtually acoustically.  
•  Best track : Your favorite glam combo, Eight Track Stereo covering "Zero Hour" (Plimsouls)

By the way, if you're looking for an "electric" version of this song, get it here : http://8trackstereo.bandcamp.com/album/zero-hour.

A new Eight Track Stereo   digital E.P will also be released early January 2015 on BANDCAMP.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Graham Day and The Forefathers - Good Things

Graham Day and The Forefathers - Good Things



Graham Day, Allan Crockford and Wolf Howard have been blasting out their muscular version of “Medway garage-rock” in various combinations over a period of more than 30 years, releasing dozens of albums between them. Graham and Allan were in The Prisoners (1982-86), before forming The Prime Movers with Wolf in 1988, releasing three albums before they split in 1993. The trio was re-united in 1999 as The Solarflares, releasing another five albums until once again calling it a day in 2004. 



The three re-united as a live band in 2013. The Forefathers formed around the idea that the time was right for rifling through the “Graham Day Songbook” and delivering a “best of...” set: stripped down live versions of the best of The Prisoners, The Prime Movers, The Solarflares and Graham's most recent band, The Gaolers. One might think that The Forefathers are essentially a “tribute act” – a tribute to themselves and their shared musical history. If that is true, they are the purest and best tribute act in existence – no one delivers a Graham Day song like Graham Day, Allan Crockford and Wolf Howard. 



After a debut single on State Records, here’s the album. "Good Things" packs six Solarflares’ tunes, three from The Prisoners, two from The Gaolers and one from The Prime Movers. Recorded in the back room of a mate’s print shop, using a couple of old mics, the backing tracks were bashed out in one take, raw ’n’ alive.

The vinyl, in glorious MONO, comes with a CD and a digital download. All formats for just one purchase! 

BUY IT HERE : http://gdandtheforefathers.co.uk/store



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Galileo 7 - False Memory Lane

The Galileo 7 - False Memory Lane



Allan Crockford is not only bassist extraordinaire for Graham Day and The Forefathers (and before that for the Prisoners, Prime Movers, Solarflares), he is also the master brain behind The Galileo 7 where he reveals himself as a very fine guitar player, a brilliant lead singer and subtil composer of all of the songs. 

Bass player in Galileo 7 is none other that Mole almost as legendary as Allan for his contribution to garage faves The Mystreated and current band The Higher State. Viv Bonsels (organ, vocals) and Russ Baxter (drums) are the 2 other partners in crime. 

Galileo 7 latest and already third album, "False Memory Lane", was released on Fools Paradise and it is a real master piece. The production is flawless and the playing and singing are simply amazing. But do not expect to hear another take on Medway garage here! Allan and the band  are trying to do something a little different. If a track like "Don't Know What I'm Waiting For" is not to far away from The Len Price Three, the use in the title track of Mellotron and some acoustic guitar give to the record a fine psychedelic pop vibe not too far from some of the late ’60s Kinks. A real must have!



The vinyl comes with a 3 tracks bonus CD and a digital download (for those of you who still don't get that mp3 is NOT the future of rock'n'roll!)

Make yourself a favor and buy it here : http://thegalileo7.fourfour.com/store

Tracklist:

1. Don't Follow Me
2. My Cover Is Blown
3. You're Not Dreaming
4. False Memory Lane
5. Nobody Told You
6. Don't Know What I'm Waiting For
7. I'm Still Here
8. Tide's Rising
9. Fools
10. Don't Want To Know
11. Little By Little

"Mere Self Anomaly" Bonus CD EP (included with vinyl edition only):
1. Blank Spot
2. Over And Over
3. Reynard The Fox (Julian Cope Cover)



http://www.thegalileo7.fourfour.com/home

GALILEO 7 is :
Allan Crockford - vocals, guitar
Viv Bonsels - organ, vocals
Mole - bass, vocals
Russ Baxter - drums

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Vice Barons - Deadbeat at dawn

The Vice Barons - Deadbeat at dawn


January 1995 saw the release of "Deadbeat at down" a very limited fanclub cassette including alternate takes or never released tracks by the VICE BARONS.


To celebrate the soon to be 20th anniversary of this VERY rare item, a digital version is now available for the first time ever on BANDCAMP

http://thevicebarons.bandcamp.com/album/deadbeat-at-dawn



Monday, December 1, 2014

Farewell Patrick!

Dig It ! nous adresse le message suivant:

Bonjour 


Et malheureusement, une mauvaise nouvelle. 

Ceux qui connaissent l'univers des "download blogs" seront aussi attristés que nous d'apprendre la disparition de Patrick Véziand qui tenait le blog "Sons Of The Dolls" depuis des années. Nous l'avions interviewé pour le N°57 de Dig It ! Il est parti rejoindre ses idoles Johnny T. et Arthur "Killer" Kane. 

Bon vent Patrick, et merci pour tout.

http://digitfanzine.chez.com/digit.html


A toute sa famille nous présentons nos sincères condoléances!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Los Pepes - Los Pepes For Everyone (Wanda Records)


LOS PEPES , best known as the loudest power pop band in the world, is the new London's sensation including 
Ben Perrier: Vocals/Guitar
Seisuke Nakagawa: Bass/Vocals
Guilherme Rujao: Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Shaun Clark: Drums

Late october 2014, WANDA RECORDS from Germany released the band's full length debut  - Los Pepes For Everyone - Twelve perfectly crafted pop gems that hark back to the blessed days of BUZZCOCKS 'Love Bites' or the first full length of The BOYS. 


LOS PEPES high-energy songs are filled with hooks, sing-along vocals, ripping rock'n'roll guitars and an unmissable backbeat. 

Ben PERRIER damn knows how to write catchy tunes!


http://lospepes.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lospepesmusic 



Move your lazy asses over to
http://mailorder.wandarecords.de/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=11113
and get yourself a copy of this fantastic record that comes with a poster/ lyric sheet and a downloadcode!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

THE CRY! "Dangerous game, US Edition"

THE CRY! "Dangerous game, US Edition"


The CRY! Is a five-piece Rock 'n' Roll band from Portland,  Oregon, founded in 2011, that manages to re-craft the 2 min. pop song for a new generation. The CRY! effortlessly merges 50's style vocal harmonies, the jangle of 60's pop hooks and the glam-rock attitude of the 70's with the raw punkish street emotions.


On March 1st, 2014 the CRY! released their 2nd studio LP "Dangerous Game" in Europe and Asia. Even before it's release the highly anticipated album has earned high-praise within the power-pop community and has garnered dozens of critical reviews.


In Oct. 2014 “Dangerous Game: US Edition” was released as the band’s first american offering. The record features 13 previously released tracks and one exclusive track: “Last Thing That I do.”

14 tracks of 100% pure Rock’N'Roll. If you're looking for 70’s power pop and punk combined with an authentic glam sound, this little gem is going to make your head spin and your feet stomping for weeks. All killers and no fillers, hooks a plenty and top-notch vocals, this is definitely in my top ten of 2014.



Buy a copy here : http://www.thecrypdx.com/

 or here : http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Game-US-Cry/dp/B00NFK02NC/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1416383434&sr=1-1&keywords=the+cry+dangerous+game&pebp=1416383436439

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ming City Rockers




Ever heard of Immingham, a dock town near Hull and Grimsby, nicknamed Ming and known only for its petrochemical plant ?

Obviously it seems there isn’t much to do in ‘Ming’,  so four young musicians -Clancy Jones-Rhythm Guitar/vocals/harmonica, Morely Adams-Lead Guitar/backing vocals, Doc Ashton-Drums, Jakki Walsh-bass - decided to start a band aptly going by the name of Ming City Rockers instead of just sit around drinking and being cynical.

Ming City Rockers' debut and self-titled studio album was released on 15 September 2014 by the Mad Monkey label.

Half a hour of mayhem delivered at blistering speed. It’s an album infused with the spirit of The GODFATHERS, Link Wray and the delta blues, brimming with wit, desperation, defiance and bite and wrestling under the yoke of many masters: booze and narcotics (‘Get Out Of Your Head’), long-gone lovers (‘Rosetta’, ‘Twist It’), working-class nihilism (‘I Wanna Get Out Of Here…’, ‘I Don’t Like You’ and ‘You Ain’t No Friend Of Mine’) and Belzebub himself in their blistering, irreverent cover of Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’.

Favorite tracks : I wanna get out of here but I can’t take you anywhere -  Twist it  - Rosetta



Get it here : http://mingcityrockers.bigcartel.com/product/the-ming-city-r-ckers-cd-album

Sunday, November 9, 2014

MORE VICE BARONS : Stressmen theme ( Halloween 2014)



Thursday, November 6, 2014

The VICE BARONS - Radiant live Halloween 2014



Friday, October 31, 2014

TONITE Les VICE BARONS are back for a HALLOWEEN show



Les VICE BARONS are back for a HALLOWEEN show


BE PREPARED FOR ANOTHER NITE OF DEBAUCHERY AND LUST

Saturday, October 11, 2014

THE VICE BARONS ARE BACK IN TOWN


Les VICE BARONS are back for a HALLOWEEN show


BE PREPARED FOR ANOTHER NITE OF DEBAUCHERY AND LUST

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

COZY - Button by Button


COZY is a four piece glam/teen outfit from Minneapolis, Minnesota 

The band includes BONKERS WADDINGTON: Lead vocals 
BAZ BOSWORTHY: Lead guitar, Acoustic guitar, Moog, Vocals 
GORDIE LEATHERBY: Bass, String machine, Phase module, Vocals 
FABIAN BLOCKBUSTER: Drums, Percussion, Phased gong,Vocals

HOZAC RECORDS has just released COZY's debut album "BUTTON BY BUTTON". 


Wearing their influences (Slade, Hello, The Bay City Rollers, Sweet) on their sleeves, the guys of COZY have managed to recreate the perfect teenage sound filled with pounding drums and raunchy guitars. This first full-length is a real glitter masterpiece of DENIM RAMPAGE.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Iris and the deadly Flowers - The Angels told me E.P.


Iris and the deadly Flowers - The Angels told me E.P.

Brothers and sisters, my youngest and beloved daughter, IRIS, has just released her brand new digital E.P. Although i have to say this myself, this is AMAZING GARAGE AND PSYCH stuff and i can only advise you to get yourself a LOSSLESS copy on BANDCAMP.

https://irisandthedeadlyflowers.bandcamp.com/

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last Battle of the bands for this summer


The choice is yours AGAIN:

YOU will have to choose the next post:


On my left : The Waldos - Rent Party. Walter Lure and friends are an unstoppable rock'n'roll machine produced by Andy SHERNOFF, our favorite dictator.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rent-Party-Waldos/dp/B000003KY1/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1409470158&sr=1-3&keywords=waldos+rent+party


On my right : The Star Spangles - Bazooka - Could have been the new Heartbreakers if only they had not exploded prematurely. Produced by Daniel REY.

      http://www.amazon.com/Bazooka-Star-Spangles/dp/B0000AM6HB/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1409469923&sr=1-1&keywords=star+spangles                 

The band that gets 20 votes in the comments will be the next post.

Anonymous comments DO NOT COUNT.

Monday, August 25, 2014

and the winner is

AND THE WINNER IS :


The Fall-Outs - Here I Come and Other Hits 
In FLAC - Scans are included

1 Here I Come  2:00  
2 Brothers  1:52  
3 Like Me  1:31  
4 I'm Going Home
5 Greed  1:27  
6 Dug My Grave  2:11  
7 Another Fad  1:12  
8 She's Out There  1:24  
9 Bury My Body 1:46  
10 Made My Bed, Gonna Lie In It 2:03  
11 Brainiac  1:36  
12 Scarecrow  2:45  
13 Our Company  1:24  
14 You Just Can't Win 2:06  
15 Won't Get Far 1:57  
16 Don't Want The Sun  2:00  
17 Selling Answers 


Here I Come and Other Hits collects Fall-Outs recordings from 1986-1992 (proving that the band was a bit ahead of its time on the modern garage scene) -- given the wide span of material to choose from, the record winds up with a level of consistency that's far higher than any of the band's studio releases. Here I Come... is also more raw and adrenalized than the band's later releases -- and, given the Fall-Outs wild and bluesy garage sound, this might seem like a good thing -- but later releases like the band's self-titled album actually manage to lend traces of depth and sophistication to this sound that's slightly preferable. 
~ Nitsuh Abebe, All Music Guide


Sunday, August 24, 2014

NEW BATTLE OF THE BANDS

The choice is yours AGAIN:

YOU will have to choose the next post:

On my left : The Gruesomes - Tyrants of Teen Trash. From Montreal, Quebec, Canadian masters of über-primitive garage. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gruesomes3



On my right : The Fall-Outs - Here I Come and Other Hits. Garagey punkers from Seattle
                       http://www.amazon.com/Here-I-Come-Other-Hits/dp/B000002RE2






The band that gets 20 votes in the comments will be the next post.

Anonymous comments DO NOT COUNT. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Squire - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed


Squire - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed
In Flac - scans are included

1 I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
2 Teenage Girl
3 We Are The Numbers
4 Get Ready To Go
5 Newsbeat Intro
6 Face Of Youth Today
7 Newsbeat Outro
8 I Know A Girl
9 Livin' In The City
10 Has Our Love Gone Bad?
11 Times Change
12 Squire Live Intro
13 My Mind Goes Round In Circles (Live)
14 Stop That Girl (Live)
15 You're The One (Live)
16 The Young Idea (Live)
17 Has Our Love Gone Bad? (Live)
18 Don't Cry To Me (Live)
19 It's A Mod Mod World (Live)
20 The Young Idea
21 It's Getting Better

THE LAST IN THE SERIES OF ORIGINAL SQUIRE ALBUMS TO BE GIVEN THE CD TREATMENT. INCLUDES THREE BONUS TRACKS, ONE OF WHICH IS THE EXCELLENT 'TIMES CHANGE'
http://netkups.com/?d=83352f1783146

Special thanx to  JPaul for this brilliant contribution!