Friday, 28 September 2012

APB - Shoot You Down


400 Blows - Movin'


The Escalators - The Munsters Theme


Thee Milkshakes - Out of Control


The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping


Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed


The Selector - Celebrate the Bullet


Wazmo Nariz - Tele-Tele-Telephone


The man wears two ties at the same time! How weird is he?

The Raincoats- Fairytale in the Supermarket


New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle


The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like


Split Rivitt - Soul Limbo


Amazing harmonica action

The Tapes - Life In the New City


Akrylykz - Syderman


Expressos - Tango In Mono


Dorothy - I Confess


The records that gave this blog its title. Strangely soft for Industrial Records. A real favourite of mine

Purple Hearts - Millions Like Us


The Cure - A Forest


Alex Fergusson - Stay With Me Tonight

ATV goes solo - sounds like a lost dancefloor classic to me

Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?


Magazine - Shot By Both Sides


Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric?


Wasted Youth - I'll Remember You


Kleenex - You


The Chords - Something's Missing


The Slits - In the Beginning There Was Rhythm

Double sider with The Pop Group

The Pop Group - Where There's A Will


Double sider with the Slits

Silicon Teens - Memphis Tennesee

It's that Daniel Miller man again!

New Order - Everythings Gone Green


The single came in, I think four different colours. I've only got two!

The Jam - Going Underground


John Foxx - Underpass


One of the key synth/elctronic singles from this era. Almost a companion to The Normal's Warm Leatherette

I Jog (And the Tracksuits) - Red Box


Die Doraus + die Marinas - Fred from Jupiter


Great, fun synth action from Germany

The B-52s - Give Me Back My Man


Brian Brain - Jive Jive



Wire - Dot Dash


Talk Talk - Talk Talk


I spent hours looking at this record sleeve as a kid.

The Jam - In The City

The start of the mod-revival and a brilliant song

The Mekons - Where Were You?


Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart


More classic post-punk. Everyone should have one

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

Another stone cold classic - I don't think there's anything to say about them that hasn't already been said.

The Keys - I Don't Wanna Cry

Sounds to me like the LAs must have heard this record. Or maybe they'd all heard the Byrds! Lovely stuff

Those Naughty Lumps - Iggy Pop's Jacket


Released on Liverpool's Zoo Records - came in a fold out sleeve designed by Bill Drummond and Dave Balfe

Glaxo Babies - Christine Keeler


Quite simply one of the best songs of any era - great lyrics, perfect music. I just can't get enough of it

Fantastic Something - The Nigh We Flew Out the Window


A bit late for this blog but its a lovely song - and its my blog!!!!

Martin Rushent - Give It All You've Got


Solo stuff from the Human League (and many others) producer.

Devo - Jocko Homo

Weird stuff from those devolution boys!! Their first and I still think their best

The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet

Just one of the best songs ever!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Venus and the Razorblades - Workin' Girl


Electric Guitars - Work


Downtown Strutz - Pretty Flamingos


Maximum Joy - In the Air


Red Rinse - What A Wonderful Sense of Timing


Alternomen Unlimted - Facade



The Four Kings - Non-Stop Dancing


Yachts - Suffice to Say


I have a soft spot for these New Wavers - clever lyrics and catchy music
Maybe not the coolest band but I love 'em

Television - Prove It


The Flys - Beverley


Wayne County and the Electric Chairs - Berlin


Venigmas - Red Revenge

Mod/power pop/new wave thing - b-side to Turn the Lights out

Cult Figures - Zip Nolan

With added Swell Maps

The Monochrome Set- He's Frank

Adam Ant's original band (the next one went off to form Bow Wow Wow) - the Monochrome Set are shamefully under-rated in my view

The Tubes - White Punks on Dope

One of my first 'punk' singles and still one of my favourites

Buzzcocks - Orgasm Addict


Marine Girls - Don't Come Back

You can see how Tracy got from here to Everything But the Girl

Nash the Slash - 19th Nervous Breakdown


Ronny - If You Want Me To Stay


Ronny was a kind of French Grace Jones who liked to dress in uniforms!!!!

Prag Vec - Bits



Virgin Prunes - Twenty Tens


Vision - Lucifer's Friend


Who gave those goths a synth??????

Chris and Cosey - October Love Song


Ian Dury and the Blockheards - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick



Kraftwerk - The Model


Friday, 29 June 2012

Acrobats of Desire - Parking Boys



Sheffield post punk on small indie/private press. String quartet meets DIY sensabilities. Let me know if you want the rest of the EP.

Metrophase - Cold Rebellion



Amazing mix of dark synth action and acoustic music. Steev Bugress and with the help of the Swell Maps.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Mood - Paris is One Day Away


Oh, for the days when Paris was exotic and men with too much eyeliner were the height of sexual attraction!

Nick Nicely - DCT Dreams


Synth pop psychedelia from the criminally underrated Nick Nicely. The sound of Blade Runner on acid.

David - Am I Normal?


Pop synth action from 1983. Producer lead recording with Virginia David on vocals. For someone who is questioning her sanity it sounds very up beat and peppy!

John Cooper Clarke - (I Married A) Monster from Outer Space


Amazing poetry/music from the punk bard! Music by Martin Hannett. To me its techno before its time - along with a plea for equality!

The Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor - All The Naked Heroes


Great synth stuff from Sheffield. The b-side has two great tracks as well which I'll post later.

Orange Juice - Rip It Up

Sound track to many early experiences!!

Girls at Our Best - Fast Boyfriends


Great name, great band

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag



Used to scare the hell out me - still pretty sinister!

Robert Rental - Parlaysis



Recorded at teh same time as Leer's Private Plane and, if anything, more out there and marvelous

Thomas Leer - Private Plane


Moody and marvelous. As everyone knows, he whisphered the words so as not to wake his girlfriend who was sleeping in the next door room

The Normal - Warm Leatherette



Still one of the best singles, of any sort, anywhere, ever.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Japan - Ghosts


How this was ever chosen as a single I will never know. Its an absolutely marvelous song that is/was streets ahead of anything the 'new romantics' were capable of.
Am I the only person who thinks Duran Duran wanted to be Japan?

Nancy Nova - Made In Japan


The Synthetics - Japanese Toys


Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Honey Bane - Girl on the Run


Another solo effort from an ex-Fatal Microbe.
Honey Bane's first record on Crass's label.

Pete Fender - Promises Promises

Ex-Fatal Mircobe, Pete Feder's solo effort was an EP. Great power-punk anthems the lot, I've gone for the lead track here. Let me know if you want more!

Fatal Microbes - Violence Grows


The sound of disaffected suburban London.
A John Peel favourite.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Alertnative TV - Communicate

Mark Perry and Alex Fergusson whip  up a punk-synth-disco combination.

Henry Badowski - My Face

Another one of those 'why oh why wasn't he successful' musicians. Henry played with Chelsea, the Damned and Alerntative TV amongst others.
Just a perfect slice of synth pop.