Saturday, May 21, 2022

Paula Swann - Paula Swann LP (1982)

 Probably too hard rock for new wave/pop fans. Probably too new wave/pop for hard rock fans. Very rare nonetheless. 

Paula Swann was from California and I can't find any information about her. I'm assuming this is her only release.

1 I Want You Back

2 Comin' Down Like Rain

3 Too Rich

4 Traffic Hazard

5 Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

6 Jade Continental

7 Touch Tone

8 Juvenile Hall Brats

9 Beat Me, Whip Me

10 Love Potion #9



Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Numbers - The 4 Great Tracks (1989)

  Japanese punk - three punk songs and one ska/reggae track. . This is probably the only thing this band ever released.

My copy of the record looks pristine but it is very crackly. I tried to remove the crackles but it just isn't going to happen.

1 I Don't Submit

2 I Hate

3 Under Control

4 In that Week




Friday, May 6, 2022


 Zanoni was a punk/post-punk band from New York who played it straight. No keyboards or horns. Just guitar, bass, and drums and vocals that are more gothic than punk.

Their first release was the "Subway Devils" 7" in 1981 that sound like the rhythm from Mirror in the Bathroom with the guitars from the beginning of Holiday in Cambodia. It's a weird mix, especially with the goth vocals, but it really works. 

These two records are probably the only thing they released but there's no filler here. Every song is very well-written and performed with a sense of seriousness. 

Zanoni - Zanoni (1982)

1 Camouflage

2 To Entertain You

3 Stellazine by Starlight

4 Mothers Milk

5 Lately

6 Turn Your Will

Zanoni - Subway Devils 7" (1981)

A - Subway Devils

B - I Saw Your Face


The scans for the EP are my own but I don't have the cover for the 7" so I stole that image from the internet.