4 Dec 2016

# 488 April South - The Rockelly singles

RKR 10381 Side a: April & The Pennies - Love and inspiration
RKR 10381 Side b: Paddy Boy & The Pennies - You're so different from the rest
IRL 1981

RKR 10780 Side a: April & The Pennies - Light of love
RKR 10780 Side b: The Pennies - Paradise walk
IRL 1980

RKR 10781 Side a: April South & The Pennies - Heroes of the night
RKR 10781 Side b: April South & The Pennies - Come the dawn
IRL 1981

Great singles of April South (her real name is Marian Curry) under different names. All the singles were pressed at the Ellie Jay pressing plant. Every single is a winner !
You can read more here and here.
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30 Nov 2016

# 487 April South - The chains that bind me

Side a: The chains that bind me
Side b: You want to rock
ENG 1982

Second and final single for the "President" label after April South moved to London. Two very good rocking Powerpop tracks with hints of NWOBHM. I love it !

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30 Oct 2016

# 486 April South - Heroes of the night

Side a: Heroes of the night
Side b: The boys are out to get me
IRL 1982
Her first (of two) release for the london based "President" label. The song on side a was also released under the name April South & The Pennies on "Rockelly records" with a different b side (Come the dawn). Great rockin' powerpop by this irish rock lady.  Later releases of April South are real Heavy Metal. You can hear it on the compilation "Green Metal" from 1985. Enjoy this two great tracks !

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# 485 Duggie Briggs Band - Flashes on it (again)

Side a: 1. Poison Ivy , 2. The Gambler
Side b: 1. Headin' , 2. 42 hours late
NIRL 1978
Final release on the small, but fine "it" label from Portadown/Northern Irland. The five piece band was also from Portadown and this is their second and also final E.P. befor they disappear into the unknown.
Great piano driven Punk'n'Roll ! Enjoy it !

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25 Sep 2016

# 484 Aftermath - For you

Side a: For you
Side b: Mixed up kid
NIR 1980

Cool mod/powerpop by this Belfast based band. This is their lone and self released record. In my opinion the songs are a little bit too long, But nevertheless a good record!
Enjoy!

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# 483 The Beans - All night radio

Side a: All night radio
Side b: Look at Patti
USA 1979

Debut single by this San Francisco based group. Nice garage punk/postpunk on this platter. They made also a second single called "Surf's up" in the same year.

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# 482 Havana Let's go - Torpedoes

Side a: Torpedoes
Side b: Rio
UK1981

Nice and quirky radio friendly powerpop by this british band, This was their first of two releases. This record was also released as a 12" maxi single.
The summer is over , long live the summer !!

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28 Aug 2016

# 481 Adam Roth and his Band of Men - s/t


Side a: 1.Now you're runnin' , 2.Judy won't you dance with me , 3.She said oh! , 4.Cold city , 5.Baseball rock
Side b: 1.Not gonna be easy , 2.Speed it up , 3.All away , 4.I just wanna have some fun , 5.Down the shore

USA 1981

Fantastic Longplayer! Enjoy it!

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31 Jul 2016

# 480 The Lynch Mob - Naughty Girl

Side a: Naughty girl
Side b: Pick of the Litter
USA 1981

Fantastic powerpop/rock'n'roll platter by this Wormtown/Mass. based group. Two very strong self penned numbers on this cracking seven inch (it was a sleeveless release). Read about the Wormtown scene (including informations about The Lynch Mob) here.  I love it !!

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# 479 The Latest - Red Lips

Side a: Red lips
Side b: Step outta line
USA 1981
Nice, keyboards driven, powerpop/new wave by this 5 piece band from Mount Kisco/NY. It seems, this is their sole release. Enjoy !

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