Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Rare Powepop ebay 45 Sale -28 top gems!

 I have just listed 28 original  Powerpop singles including some top rarities, including an original copy of the Quick 7” –Pretty Please Me (In Tune With Our Times) 

The  first 3 Leopards singles

There is also the elusive UK stock copy of Badfinger’s Apple of My Eye

There are no reserves and low starting prices
You can find the listings here 

Here is the full list

1  Paul Collins Beat- Different Kind of Girl -US Powerpop -Dutch pic Sleeve 1979
2  Paul Collins Beat- Rock N Roll Girl-US Powerpop - Dutch picture Sleeve 1979
3  Paul Collins Beat- Don't Wait Up For Me-US Powerpop - German pic Sleeve 1979
4  Raspberries -Tonight - Great Spanish picture sleeve US Powerpop 1973
5  Raspberries -Go All The Way - Fantastic Japanese Pic sleeve - US Powerpop 1972
6  Abbey Road - Anything You Want -Unknown UK Powerpop (Liverpool Sound) 1974
7  The Breakers -When I'm on TV- Aussie Powerpop/Punk -Kim Fowley -1980
8  The Lonely Hearts - Last Kiss - Aussie Powerpop/ Punk- EMI Custom - 1981
9  Beathoven -Do You Remember The Time -Tasmanian Powerpop ( Innocents) 1976
1  Beathoven -Shy Girl -Tasmanian Powerpop ( Innocents) 1978
1  The Innocents -Come Tonight-Tasmanian Powerpop ( Beathoven) 1980
1  Artful Dodger -Can't Stop Pretending -US 70s Powerpop -Dutch picture Sleeve 1977
1  20/20 -Cheri - Top US Powerpop -Dutch picture Sleeve 1979 !
1  Nikki Richards -Back To School- Glam -Powerpop -Japanese picture sleeve
1  The Flashcubes -Wait Till Next Week/Radio -US Powerpop 1979
1  The Leopards -Don't Go Away -1st single on Moon - US Powerpop 1977
1  The Leopards -They All Play Loud -2nd single on Moon - US Powerpop 1978
1  The Leopards -I Wonder if I'll Ever See You -3rd single - US Powerpop 1978
1  The Shout -I Won't Be There- Rare US Powerpop 1982
2  The Groovies -Boys Ride Bikes and Girls Wanna Dance -Teen-Glam- Powerpop
2  City Rousers -Do It - Dutch-Teen-Glam- Powerpop -CNR
2  Marbles - Red Lights/ Fire and Smoke - Rare US Powerpop Ork 1977
2  Marc Thor -Holiday Fire/ Bostown Boize -Rare us Powerpop Pic SLEEVE! 1976
2  Harlow -Crazy Crazy Crazy UK New Wave Powerpop -Dutch only -1979
2  Masterswitch - Action Replay- UK Powerpop/ BOOTBOY Punk/KBD – 1978
2  RPM's - I Don't Wanna Be Young - Rare US Powerpop ORIGINAL issue 1980
2  The Quick -Pretty Please Me -In Tune. - ORIGINAL issue US Powerpop 1978
2  Badfinger -Apple of My Eye - UK STOCK copy (not demo!!!). Top condition

Monday, October 23, 2017

Goodbye George (George Young 1946 -2017)

I very rarely use the word genius, but the inventiveness of George and Harry during the golden days of 66-68 has VERY few equivalents. They crammed so many ideas into their 2:30 pop operettas yet it all seemed so natural without coming across as over intricate or too clever clever. This is the work of genius. Do You Have a Soul, Saturday Night, Happy is The Man, Made My Bed, Heaven and Hell...let alone Friday on My Mind.

The Shame just Drained  exemplified just how much brilliant stuff remained unreleased at the time. They would just record demo after demo of their brilliant ideas.

 They pushed the envelope but always within a pop format, without ever resorting to any pretentiousness...

 One of my biggest regrets in life was actually meeting George in the early 80s, but he refused to acknowledge he was George...It was pretty funny, but Harry was lovely and very courteous to this crazy Easybeats fan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Who Cares – Good-N-Hard

Who Cares – Good-N-Hard/Cook It –Blackjack BJ 0002 (197? US)

This is the 2nd release on the Las Vegas based BlackJack label, the first, BJ 001 was a single by Big Mac And The Truckers…So I think I will just stick to this one for the time being. There is a direct link with the Big Mac single as Bob and Pat McKenzie are tagged onto the songwriting credits. It could be deduced that Who Cares were a trio comprised of Tony Cormari, Glen Black and Darryl Bottin…but we will have to wait until one of them finds this review through Googling their own names before getting the facts.
In the meantime the fact is that Good –N-Hard is good without being  hard, it does feature some nice riffing, but the effect is quite laidback, closer to a Powerpop feel rather than a thudding slice of Bonehead. The track floats along quite nicely for over 5 minutes, the bass carries the melody, and although very repetitive, it all kinda works. It’s what you call a grower, if you let it…

Hear a full version of Good-N-Hard

Monday, October 09, 2017

Strawdogs –I’m Ready -Obscure 70s Texas Hard Rock

Strawdogs –I’m Ready/ Heartless Woman –Friendship FS-I (197? US)

Strawdogs or Straw Dogs were a local San Antonio (TX) band who are on record as being the last band appearing at the Teen Canteen  in 1977. Not much else is obvious to find, but as is often the case, these posts sometimes help to uncover the facts...

Both sides are sturdy examples of 70s US Hard Rock, caught between the garage and the bar room with a guitarist who had a fine line in greasy chops and sinuous lead breaks.As with the label which works both ways, both tracks are good so you can come at it from any angle…pass the salsa please

Hear a full version of I’m Ready

Hear a full version of Heartless Woman