Sunday, June 30, 2019

Slick - Father Napalm (1985)

This is a rare and highly sought-after release from a studio-only California band.

1 Father Napalm
2 Jeans to Jeans
3 Gutter Trash
4 South Blackstone Street
5 Last Rhapsody
6 A.K.M.

Listen to "Gutter Trash".


Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Pictures

The Pictures was a British band who released very little.

I first heard of them from the Unicorn Record's 7" compilation "The Phase III Mod Bands" song "My Home Town" which, for me, stood out above all of the other songs and bands in that series. I tried tracking down anything else they might have released and only found three other songs: "Down My Street" from a limited flexi they did with the band The Off Beats (I have their album as well. I'll post it if anybody gives a good-God-damn), the song "Don't Leave Me" from the compilation "Diverse...if Nothing Else" from 1986 which also included songs from The Risk and The Gents, and "Strange Thing" from the Unicorn comp "Unicorn One...Beyond Tomorrow" from 1987.

Then I struck gold when I found a copy of this tape. I have to wonder how many copies of this gem actually exists. There are only four songs and two of them were previously released. The two that I didn't already have were amazing and I must admit that I'm confused why these weren't the ones the band promoted.

Hear "Catch 22" from the demo tape.

Anyway, here is (what I believe) every song this band ever recorded:

The Pictures demo tape (1986 - or 1987)
1 Pictures
2 Down My Street
3 Catch 22
4 Don't Leave Me
 *Down My Street (from the vinyl - crackles galore, but no tape hiss - same version but this was included for comparison)
*My Home Town
* Strange Thing


Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Pin-Ups - Take One (1981)

1 Write it on the Walls
2 Can't Get Enough
3 Pin-Up
4 Confession
5 Only for Fun
6 Stranglers
7 Lies
8 Anarchy or Cake
9 Not Alone
10 The Candle
11 Snowman
12 Boys Dressed Up as Girls
13 Music for Cure
14 Lies, Too

Listen to "Write it on the Walls"

Listen to "Anarchy or Cake"

Listen to "Music for Cure"


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

EMS - EMS 12" EP (1984)

This was a short-lived band from Southern California that only ever released this one EP. It has become a collectors item because it features vocalist Rebecca Hamm who went on to become a recognized visual artist and teacher.

HERE is her website.

A1 - Is it that Time Again?
A2 - Breakin' All the Rules
B1 - Having a Good Time
B2 - Not to Blame

Listen to "Not to Blame"


Saturday, June 1, 2019

8 Halbe - Feed the Krauts (1987)

Somebody told me that, based on the 'kind of music that I listen to' I would love this record.
Maybe I should have asked what 'kind' of music they think I listen to before I bought this record.
Hopefully one of you will like it.

1 Fall in Love
2 No Hiding
3 Jimmy be Free
4 Fette Weiber
5 Five Minutes
6 Semen (The Bonnie Bells of Tubingham)
7 Nachts um Halb Drei
8 Seemann
9 Gone Away
10 La La La
11 It Could be You
12 Haey You
13 Sent Me Free

Listen to "Fall in Love"

Listen to "Five Minutes"