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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 :


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 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.


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 :

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

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Buttshakers - Headaches & Heartaches

The Buttshakers - Headaches & Heartaches
In wav - Scans are included

01. You Talk Too Much [02:47]
02. I've Been Abused [03:32]
03. Keep Your Eyes On Me [02:59]
04. Hey Hey [03:46]
05. Ain't That Good Woman [04:36]
06. Losin'it [02:04]
07. (On The Verge Of) Fallin In Love [02:50]
08. Take It Slow [04:48]
09. Headaches & Heartaches [02:50]
10. You Got Me Movin' [07:39]

THE BUTTSHAKERS is a super wet soul band born in late 2007. Dedicated to deliver the
groove in loud rockin' action, they blow the stage everywhere they go.

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! 


Sunday, December 21, 2014

James Williamson - Re-Licked

James Williamson - Re-Licked
In Wav - Scans are included

01. Head On The Curve (w/ Jello Biafra)
02. Open Up And Bleed (w/ Carolyn Wonderland)
03. Scene Of The Crime (w/ Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream)
04. She Creatures Of The Hollywood Hills (w/ Ariel Pink)
05. Til The End Of The Night (w/ Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Dead Weather)
06. I Gotta Right (w/ Lisa Kekaula from The BellRays)
07. Pinpoint Eyes (w/ Joe Cardamone from The Icarus Line)
08. Wild Love (w/ Mark Lanegan & Alison Mosshart)
09. Rubber Leg (w/ Ron Young from Little Caesar)
10. I’m Sick Of You (w/ Mario Cuomo from The Orwells)

Bonus Tracks:
11. Gimme Some Skin (w/ Caroline Wonderland)
12. Cock In My Pocket (w/ Nicke Andersson)
13. Heavy Liquid (w/ Lisa Kekaula)
14. Wet My Bed (w/ The Richmond Sluts)
15. Cock In My Pocket (w/ Gary Floyd from The Dicks)
16. Rubber Leg (w/ J.G. Thirlwell aka Clint Ruin, Foetus)

Guitarist James Williamson, famously of The Stooges in their Raw Power-era (and also as part of their recent reunion) revisits Stooges material with a whole slew of vocalists (both male and female) doing the Iggy parts! And who better than James Williamson could play James Williamson songs? It's an amazing recapturing of the fire and energy that was The Stooges right after RAW POWER!

I purchased the special package including the 16-track CD, the 35-minute DVD, and the original 10-track Vinyl LP. This is going to be a collector. If you look close enough you will notice that this charming lady is only wearing a little bit of body paint. Lucky ol' James!!!

Friday, December 19, 2014


In Flac - Scans are included

The Hammersmith Gorillas: You Really Got Me /  The Hammersmith Gorillas: Leavin' Home / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Eleanor Soapdodge / The Hammersmith Gorillas: I Live In Style In Maida Vale / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Luxury / The Gorillas: She's My Gal / The Gorillas: Why Wait 'Til Tomorrow / The Gorillas: Gatecrasher / The Gorillas: Gorilla Got Me / The Gorillas: Move It / The Gorillas: Song For Rita / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Moonshine / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Shame Shame Shame / The Gorillas: Feel It Easy / The Gorillas: Miss Dynamite (AKA She's Dynamite) / The Hammersmith Gorillas: You Can't Judge A Book (By Looking At The Cover) / The Hammersmit Gorillas: Leavin' 'Ome / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Come On Down / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Jailhouse Rock / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Wild Thing / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Keep On Chooglin' / The Hammersmith Gorillas: Foxy Lady.  
The Hammersmith Gorillas: Jesse Hector: guitar, vocals / Gary Anderson: drums / Alan Butler, Jimmy Knight & Matt McIntyre: bass.

The Hammersmith Gorillas or Gorillas as they were also known, were formed in 1974 and lasted until 1981. Based around the creative talents of Jesse Hector, who was no stranger to the music scene, the band made a reputation for itself in the early days before and during the punk revolution. Jesse Hector had been involved in the music scene since the age of 15. He had played guitar in the mid-'60s cult band the Clique (not to be confused with the U.S. band of the same name) then fronted some politically incorrect bands by the names of Helter Skelter and Crushed Butler in the late '60s. In 1971, Hector got together with Alan Butler (bass) and Gary Anderson (drums) and took the name of a pro-Castro activist group and the band, The Hammersmith Gorillas were born. The band recorded a wild, pumped-up version of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me," as their first single for Larry Page's Penny Farthing label, and it immediately captured the attention of a young generation yearning for a new style of music. The sheer energy and attitude behind the single won it immediate recognition among the young people, but it failed to impress the radio programmers, so it didn't receive the airplay it deserved. After the failure of Page's label, the band signed to the fledgling Chiswick indie label and recorded further singles.

This post was first published on SOTD in 2012. 

It's posted here again as a tribute to Patrick's blog and to keep  his memory alive.

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 :


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)

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

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The BBB's - Best Of The BBB's Volume.1

The BBB's - Best Of The BBB's Volume.1
In Wav - Scans are included

1 You're Making Me Cry
2 Are You Ready for Christmas
3 What'd You Get
4 You're Gonna Live
5 Gonna Make Her Mine
6 The Echo
7 Put Your Foot Down
8 I Do
9 Keep the Beat Rockin'
10 Try to Get You
11 You Can Get There
12 Piece of Your Heart
13 Knee Wash
14 In My Mind
15 Rip It Up
16 Let's Dance On
17 Sit Right Down and Cry
18 Don't Throw It Away
19 Hey Mrs. Sippy
20 Rest of Your Love
21 It's All the Same
22 Another Chance
23 To You
24 GT Rocks Jingle
25 B.B.B.'s Live at the U of R

This is an oddly fascinating record, as it covers the nearly two-decade career of a band all but unheard of outside of a 25-mile radius of Rochester, NY. As such, Best of the B.B.B.'s, Volume 1 shows why it is that some local bands stay local. This is not to imply that this band, a power pop group led by singer-guitarist Luther Holtzman, who's the only constant member on these tracks, is without merit or talent, merely that there's a notable lack of world-beating ambition on display here. 
These 25 tracks, recorded between 1982 and 1997, include such parochial standbys as a Christmas single (actually two of the best tracks here), a radio jingle for a local business, and a snippet of live tape recorded at a dance marathon at the University of Rochester. 
Holtzman's other songs are genial guitar pop along the lines of the Raspberries, Shoes, or other Beatles-fixated power poppers of the '70s, and they too have the relaxed "this is just a hobby" vibe of a guy making records intended to please no one but himself. 
In an age where most albums are micro-managed and focus-grouped down to the tiniest detail for maximum commercial impact, this genuine indifference is quirkily satisfying. Review by Stewart Mason -

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Gorillas - Message To The World

The Gorillas - Message To The World

In wav - covers are included

1. Foxy Lady 
2. I'm a Liar 
3. I Need Her 
4. Going Fishing 
5. New York Groover 
6. Outa My Brain 
7. Waiting For You 
8. No Way In 
9. Last Train 
10. Message To The World 
11. It's My Life 
12. My Son's Alive 
13. I'm Seventeen

Fronted by Jesse Hector and emerging from Crushed Butler, this is the Gorilla's only album... and you've got to love a band that looks soooo good; grown out Small Faces haircuts and insane outta control sideburns... not to mention Jesse's Rupert Bear yellow tartan Oxford bags in his classic mid-seventies style period.... and music that at its best is brutal post-mod glam stomping... check "New York Groover" on this : a tune which is every bit as good as their outstanding Chiswick Records singles "She's My Gal" and "Gatecrasher". This band should have been huge either on the basis of their looks or their music, or both, toss a coin and decide which...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Sunnyboys -Shakin' - Live August 1991 reup

The Sunnyboys -Shakin' - Live August 1991
In Flac - covers are included
1.1    Intro        
1.2    Tell Me What You Say        
1.3    Comes As No Surprise        
1.4    My Only Friend        
1.5    I Can't Talk To You        
1.6    I'm Not Satisfied        
1.7    Guts Of Iron        
1.8    Too Young To Despair        
1.9    Liar        
1.10    Individuals        
1.11    It's Not Me        
1.12    Tomorrow Will Be Fine        
1.13    I'm Shakin'        
1.14    Trouble In My Brain        
1.15    Happy Man        
1.16    Show Me Some Discipline        
1.17    Alone With You        
1.18    Love To Rule        
1.19    Tunnel Of Love        
1.20    Seeker 

2.1    Alone With You        
2.2    What You Need        
2.3    The Seeker        
2.4    Love To Rule  

Phantom Retrospective Series Recorded at the Central Club, Melbourne, Vic, Saturday 10th August 1991.
Bonus CD (RHCD-16 EP) is their first release 4 track EP originally released on Phantom on 12" on 31st July, 1981, recorded at Trafalgar Studios, October 1980. On the cover "Intro" and "Tell Me What You Say" are listed as one track but they are separated on the CD.

Special thanx to  JPaul for this brilliant contribution! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Zeros - Right Now

The Zeros - Right Now 
In wav - Scans are included

1 Right Now
2 Sneakin Out
3 Do The Swim
4 Handgrenade Heart
5 Cosmetic Couple
6 Rico Amour
7 Tonite
8 They Say (That Everything's Alright)
9 Strychnine
10 Hurry Hurry Hurry
11 Talkin
12 Main Street Brat
13 Black-N-White
14 Chatterbox
15 Girl On The Block

Right Now! is a rock and roll treat! The Zeros cover the Dolls and The Sonics with fine results.  "Chatterbox" is especially rockin'. They even remade a couple of their own, earlier recordings to good effect. And the originals are winners too.

Special Thanx to Limburg for this great contribution

Monday, December 1, 2014

Farewell Patrick!

Dig It ! nous adresse le message suivant:


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.

A toute sa famille nous présentons nos sincères condoléances!