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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!