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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Fevers - Gaan Daar Waar de Meisjes Zijn

The Fevers - Gaan Daar Waar de Meisjes Zijn
In wav - covers are included

1.Too Early For Love
2.C'mon My Baby
3.Love's Gettin' Better
4.Bottom Of The Sea
5.Cry To Me
6.Born To Be Your Baby
7.Ooo That Kiss
8.Ain't I Good For You
9.Girl After Girl
10.All Or Nothing
11.Tonight's The Night

Top notch powerpop including a great rendition of the Small Faces' All or nothing


Ace of Hearts may not have been one of the most prolific labels to emerge in those days when the first wave of punk had started to crash and before the indie rock scene well and truly took off, but there's no arguing that most of what they released in their classic era (1978-1980) was brilliant stuff. Label mastermind Richard W. Harte had a ear for great bands (it helped that Boston had more than a few of them at the time) and an admirable commitment to quality; Harte produced most of the label's recordings, and he gave his artists a strong, muscular sound in the studio without intruding on their individual musical perspectives.

Some of the fine stuff you can buy directly from Rick Harte at the Ace Of Hearts website :

First of all, the brand new record by THE REAL KIDS _Shake Outta Control  that has been very well received all over the world. John FELICE, remembering he once was a Modern Lover, pays his dues to Jonathan Richman by covering "Fly into the Mystery"

The Neats--The Ace of Hearts Years 1981-84

The Wasted Years compilation

"It's not a compilation; it's a concept album, a weave and a flow of 23 songs, and it tells the story of a more indulgent, less careful time. There was a time when you wouldn't think twice about staving out all night, or driving to New York to see Mission of Burma play for 45 minutes. not that the music's over, but that era is over and that's the story this thing is trying to tell." 

12 classic 45's

If all Harte ever did was record and release the first singles from the Lyres and Mission of Burma, he'd have earned a place of honor in the hallowed halls of Boston's rock community, and 12 Classic 45s, which collects the material from 12 noteworthy Ace of Hearts 7"s, confirms his knack for finding great music hardly ended there. There's little arguing that Mission of Burma's still astounding "Academy Fight Song"/" "Max Ernst" single and the one-two punch of the Lyres' "I Want to Help You Ann"/"I Really Want You Right Now" are the high points of this comp, but you don't want to be without the Infliktors' proto-punk "Where'd You Get That Cigarette," the crunchy pop perfection of "Prettiest Girl" by the Neighborhoods, the Classic Ruins' smart pre-hardcore stomp on "1+1<2>

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Dandelion are playing this evening in Sydney

The Dandelion is the new project of Daniel J Poulter, the former frontman of The Dolly Rocker Movement.

A self-titled EP has been released earlier this year by BAD AFRO and a second 12” EP will be out at the end of the year 2014. The upcoming 12” EP will include 3 songs just recently recorded and 3 songs taken from the super rare CD Strange Case of The Dandelion which the band released on their own in Australia last year.

You can purchase the first E.P. here:

The Dandelion are playing this evening at a secret warehouse location with some other great bands and they would like to invite you!

Location: Omega Warehouse - 23 Fitzroy st Marrickville (enter via Cadogan st behind Fitzroy)

Friday July 25th from 9pm

+ DJs

BYO + cheap bar
$10 entry
Invite your friends!

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Len Price 3 - Nobody Knows

The Len Price 3 - Nobody Knows
In wav - Scans are included

1 Nobody Knows    
2 Swing Like A Monkey    
3 My Grandad Jim    
4 Lonely    
5 Preying Mantis    
6 Vultures    
7 Words Won't Come    
8 Wigmore Swingers    
9 Billy Mason    
10 Couldn't Get Much Worse    
11 Medway Sun    
12 Nobody Knows (Reprise)    
13 The London Institute 

There's still a liberal collection of 60s inspired mod/ late 70s power pop on Nobody Knows, in particular the title track, My Grandad Jim, Praying Mantis and Words Won't Come, but this time round it feels as if the band is now moving into the late 60s. Medway Sun has very clear reference points to Waterloo Sunset in its languid feel and descriptive lyrics. The London Institute melts into a psychedelic feel mid way through with its guitar effects. As always the "common man" words give everything a very human and warm feel even when the subject matter such as on Vultures (a song about relatives asset stripping an old lady immediately after she dies) touches on the darker side of human nature. For anyone who still harks back to The Who or The Jam in their early prime, the Len Price 3 give you the 21st millennium version...and they do it brilliantly.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Vacant Lot - Shake Well

The Vacant Lot - Shake Well (vinyl rip)
In WAV - Scans are included

3.Feel Better
4.All The Same
5.You Told Me
6.Jennifer Smiled
7.Always In The Way
8.Let It Go
9.Sweetest Sound
10.Winter Time
11.That's You Again
12.Please Please
13.Another Day
14.16 Forever

Thursday, July 10, 2014



Eight Track Stereo delivers a great glam rendition of the Plimsouls' "Zero Hour".

The swirling organ gives an extra feeling to this amazing cover.

The b-side, "This is what i get" is a foot stomping rocker that will keep you humming all day long.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Richmond Sluts - The Richmond Sluts

The Richmond Sluts - The Richmond Sluts

1 Take You Home    
2 Service For The Sick    
3 Drive Me Wild    
4 Junky Queen    
5 Sad City    
6 Contagious    
7 Bittersweet Kiss    
8 Paddy Wagon    
9 City Girls    
10 Thought I Was Dead    
11 Yeah Allright.

You must have heard the news, the boys are back in town and their sole but amazing cd will probably be re-released soon! This is one of the best and most underrated records issued in the previous decade. Rejoice, glitter kids!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Primitive souls (vinyl rip)EP (Aus. Grown Up Wrong) 1987

The Primitive souls (vinyl rip)EP (Aus. Grown Up Wrong) 1987
WAV - Covers are included
So It Goes (Paulino)
Walk Away (Paulino)
Don't Make Me Wait (Borgioli)
Trouble (Borgioli)

Ex-Real Kids Alpo Paulino (bass) and Billy Borgioli (guitar) lead the Primitive Souls, whose 12-inch — two originals by each — follows the righteous path of bar-band pop'n'roll with tuneful flair and serious skill. Grown Up Wrong! was Dave Laing' label (before he put up Dog Meat records) : "so I sat up late and called Billy Borgioli up and introduced myself and said if you've got any studio stuff I'd love to do a record. And he just said there and then yeah, we've got a few tracks that we did in a little demo studio just for radio play, they're just sitting around doing nothing, so send us $150 to finish paying off the studio and they're yours. So I was pretty rapt with that, and to date that's still one of my favorite records that I've done. I think that Primitive Souls twelve inch ep is just a fantastic, fantastic record, and it's really pissed me off that it didn't get much response, but I guess the Real Kids never got that much of a reaction from anyone so maybe it wasn't too surprising. It's a real shame."