Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Meteors - My Daddy Is A Vampire

The Polecats - Rockabilly Guy

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.

Friday, 2 March 2012

The Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes

You probably know this one already - and if you don't you should!
Great early punk stuff. 
They used to live not far from where I live!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Out on Blue Six - Party Mood

Synth, slashing guitars, snarling female vocals and all heading somewhere at 100mph.
Like so many of these singles, this one should have been a hit.

Five or Six - Another Reason

Very chilling and dark stuff.
Check out the very long fade at the end!