Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Moondoggs – Turning Point – Obscure dose of Aussie Heaviness (1971)





Moondoggs – Felicity/Turning Point – ATA -ATAK 4460 (Australia 1971)

Here’s a very obscure Grillfat sizzler from OZ. There is very little in the way of information available, however it seems that Moondoggs might have shared at least a couple of members with Toby Jug. 

Recorded at A.T.A studios in Sydney, it’s the B side that is of most interest. Starting off in subdued fashion, the track then plunges into Heavy plodding dirge mode and features some neat sustained lead going all Eastern before reverting to its Caucasian origins. The A side is just a weird novelty tune of limited appeal

Hear a full version of Turning Point

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Starlust – Girly Books & Magazines – Obscure New York Proto Punk




Starlust – Girly Books & Magazines/ Solid State Hysteria –Starlust ST 100 (US 197?)

Starlust is one of those names mentioned in the same breath as other New York bands thrown up in the wake of the New York Dolls such Teenage Lust, Harlots of 42nd Street, Magic Tramps, Brats etc…However there is nary any information on Starlust let alone on this release. 
The main guy was called Steve and he later re-appeared as a member of The Grapplers who released a single on Sonic in 1980. It has been mentioned that this single was recorded at Bell Studios at the same time as the first Kiss album, which might place it to 1973, but there are reasons to doubt this: The label states it was recorded at Kingdom Sound where the Ramones, DMZ, BOC and others recorded but I doubt this as well as the A side sounds more like a home studio recording… oh and mixed at Record Plant? Again big doubt…It also sounds later than 1973
Girly Books & Magazines by Starlust sounds like a total New York sleaze classic –right? Well it nearly is - the tune and lyrical content are great, HOWEVER it goes on and on and on for over 6 minutes, so loses the initial momentum it had promised. 
A better idea would have been to have a part I and part II split across both sides of the record and it would have helped in mastering it louder than it actually is. The B side (the AM side) is a buzzing and loud instrumental with some raucous guitar, like a Dictators backing track

Hear a full version of Girly Books & Magazines




Hear a full version of Solid State Hysteria

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Nick Farinacci –Don’t Be a Fool – Cracking obscure 70s Midwest Powerpop




Nick Farinacci –Don’t Be a Fool/Trying Every Way I Can – Smile Record -475-23 (US 197?)

Nick Farinacci was a talented Anglophile Pop provider out of Cleveland (OH). It seems he was on a one man mission to deliver his vision of Pop perfection as he plays and sings it all by himself. 

As far as I can see he only released 2 singles, this one and You're Wasting My Time / Hold On To What You've Got on Edcom in 72. I am assuming this one came out shortly after, but it’s a Google “0” so no fact to back this up.
Anyhow Don’t Be a Fool is a lovely example of Midwest Powerpop, all catchy and jangly, played and sung just right. The B side is another kettle of fish, being some kind of Gilbert o’ Sullivan going Toytown while aiming to represent Luxemburg in the Eurovision song contest...

Hear a full sound clip of both sides

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cloud Nine - Rock And Roll Highway –Obscure Aussie Rocker (1974)





Cloud Nine – Say Goodbye/ Rock And Roll Highway WB WBA-4070 (Australia1974 )

Cloude Nine was an Aussie Boogie/Glam band that eventually signed to RCA releasing a couple of singles and one LP (We're Just Good Friends…So Rock On) with its iconic sleeve. 


However before signing to RCA they released this single on Warner Bros. Both sides are exclusive to this release, but it’s the B side that is of more interest

Although not ground breaking, Rock And Roll Highway is a perfect example of an uptempo Aussie melodic rocker with Glam tendencies. Of particular interest is the slap-back delay that gives the lead guitar a Groovies feel. The A side is OK Pop, no more, no less

Following their stint on RCA, Cloud Nine then morphed into Taste with some tasty releases on Bootleg, and Philips

Hear a full version of Rock And Roll Highway

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Zebra –Hey Girl –Top Spanish Glam (1974)






Zebra –Hey Girl/ To Dream On –Novola NOX-207 (Spain 1974)

Spain is not usually known as a land of predilection for Glam infused crackers. Rare examples include Burning, Norah (although Argentinian by birth) and Noel Sotto (Hello Hello) , so it was a nice surprise hearing this for the first time last summer in LA while on the way to a record store (thx Noah)

Hey Girl is not an outright Glam Cruncher, but has a Glitter Beat underlay over which streams a delightful melodic tune with many  neat touches such as the Smoke (My Friend Jack) guitar sound and Popsike harmonies. Hey Girl is a top tune and performance regardless of genre.

Zebra had pedigree as formed by ex Los Bravos members (who quit before this single) and had a quite a large output during their tenure from 1971 to 1976. 
I have not heard anything else by Zebra, but if there are any other gems in their catalog, it would be nice to know

Hear a full version of Hey Girl


Friday, January 11, 2019

Northwest Company –Rock ‘n’ Roll Lover Man – Top Canadian Rocker 1971




Northwest Company –Rock ‘n’ Roll Lover Man/ Let It All –Coast C 1974 (Canada 1971)

Canada’s Northwest Company are probably best known among collectors for their debut Garage Punk double-headed monster Hard to Cry/ Get Away From It All from 1967, but the band persevered until the early 70s and released several other singles of note, including this fine outing from 1971. Rock ‘n’ Roll Lover Man chugs along in fine rockin’ fashion and features some neat west coast harmony singing that is grounded by the tough and rugged playing which differentiates it from more usual rural Poco -like fare. 
The B side is also great, more intricate in terms of arrangement; it features a killer short lead break among other unexpected twists and turns. 
More info here: http://vancouversignaturesounds.com/hits/rock-n-roll-lover-man-northwest-company

Hear a full version of Rock ‘n’ Roll Lover Man




Hear a full version of Let It All

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Purepop Record sale list December 2018 -1 week only


SALE IS NOW CLOSED




Hi

I am currently selling 83 singles as listed below from Sunday 30th December until Sunday 6th Jan 
As the records sell I will be updated the list marking them as sold

As an experiment 2 of the records are listed as part of a 48 hr mini auction, namely -Chunky Albatross Baby and The Jimmy Jukebox UK pic sleeve





One record which is totally unknown is this primitive killer by Bad L.T






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Here is the full list, if you want to receive the full list with sound clips and prices, please email me at purepop1ukATyahooDOTcoDOTuk


Part 1: Mini 48hr Auction

Jimmy Jukebox – Motorboat/25hours a Day –Sonet (UK) SOLD
Chunky  - Albatross Baby/ Road Runner Girl –Orange (UK) SOLD

Part 2: Junkshop Glam, 70s Pop, Bubblegum and oddities

Albatross - Anything I Want To/Bournemouth Rock - Mooncrest (UK) SOLD
American Jam Band -American Jam/ Nature's Child- Parlophone UK  SOLD
Andy Bown -Supersonic/ Feeling Better- GM (UK) SOLD
Angel -  Good Time Fanny/Who D'ya Think Your Fooling -Cube (French Pic Sleeve) SOLD
Arizona Swamp Company- Tennessee Woman/ Train Keeps Rollin/ - Parlophone UK        SOLD            
Brother Susan - See My Fingers Fly/Full Blooded Man - EMI (UK) SOLD
Buzz - Mony Mony/ Tell Me Where You Bin -Pinball German pic sleeve SOLD
Capt. Skidlid - Charlie Brown!/ She Knew Him Too-RCA UK Demo
Captain Groovy and His Bubblegum Army - Captain Groovy's Bubblegum Army/ Bubblegum March -Hansa  German pic sleeve SOLD
Casuals- Tara Tiger Girl/ Nature's Child-Parlophone UK Demo SOLD
Chris Hodge - We're on Our Way/ Supersoul -Apple UK Demo SOLD
Crunch - Let's Do It Again/ Not Tonight Josephine -Youngblood UK Demo  SOLD
Dancer- Hate Generator /Love Seeds -Dawn UK Demo  SOLD
Douglas- Monkey Song/ Montego Sunshine -CBS Swedish Pic Sleeve SOLD
Ducks Deluxe -Fireball/ Saratoga Suzie -RCA (UK) Demo SOLD
Fill'Mon  - Move on/ Baby I Feel Good -Carnaby International  Belgian pic sleeve) SOLD
Firebeats & Ingjerd Helen - Klap I Takt/ Abraham -EMI  Danish pic sleeve) SOLD
Gang- Run Run Run /Easy Come Easy Go -20th Century Records UK  SOLD
Gerry Morris - Sunlover/Only The Beginning -  York UK Demo SOLD
Harpo - My Teenage Queen/ I Don't Know Why -EMI Swedish Pic Sleeve  SOLD                            
Heavy Dwarfs - Moeder Natuur/ Joanna - Bankual (NL Pic sleeve)
Kansas Hook -Nervous Shakin'/ Mr Universe- Decca (UK) SOLD
Lemming- Father John /Crazy Again -Polydor Dutch pic sleeve  SOLD
Libido - Hold on To Your Fire!/ Weren't Born a Man -Mooncrest UK SOLD
Mabel - Hey I Love You!/ Movin' Generation-Polydor Danish pic sleeve) SOLD
Marcus Hook Roll Band  -Natural Man/ Boogalooing is for Wooing -Regal Zonophone (UK) SOLD 
Melody - Come Kids/ Strawberry -Negram Dutch Pic Sleeve SOLD
Memories- Lay It On Me/ Did Ya Get It -REX UK Demo SOLD
Mo-I-Rana - So My Daddy Says/ Alone -Polydor Danish Pic Sleeve  SOLD
Ning -Machine/ More Ning - Decca German pic sleeve issue SOLD
Ohio Express - That's the Way a Woman is/ Talkin About You -Hansa German pic sleeve) SOLD
Pheon Bear -War Against War/ 87th Precinct - Pye Demo  (UK) SOLD
Rainbow Family- Travellin' Lady/My Father-President (UK)  SOLD
Second Helping- We're Dancing/ I Wanna Turn You On -Much Canada
Sleaz Band - All I Want is You/ Midnight Man -Fontana (UK) SOLD
Slowload - Big Boobs Boogie/ On The Road Again - MAM UK Demo SOLD

Smoke- Sugar Man /That's What I Want -Regal Zonophone UK   
Stig - Crazy Clown/Living Was For You and Me - Sonet -Danish Pic sleeve
Thundermug- Jeanine/ Dunkworth Stomp -Papillon Dutch Pic Sleeve SOLD
Troggs- Feels Like a Woman /Everything's Funny -PYE UK  SOLD
Troggs- Strange Movies/ I'm on Fire -Pye French Pic Sleeve 
Unknown artist - He Who Laughs last -Decca Acetate UK
Yellow Bird - Attack Attack/ Right On - Magnet UK Demo SOLD
Yellow Bird - Attack Attack/ Right On - Magnet UK SOLD
Zig Zag Band - Rock and Roll Tonite/ Nobody Loves You -Polydor Danish pic sleeve) SOLD

Part 3: 60s Freakbeat, Psych, Beat and Pop

Alexander Bell -Alexander Bell Believes/ A Hymn…with Love CBS (UK)
Blue Beard -Sly Willy/Country Man -Ember UK Pic sleeve
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich -Hard to Love You/ Frustration  SOLD
Easybeats -Peculiar Hole in The Sky/HP Man -Parlophone (AUS)
Fenmen -Rejected/Girl Don't Bring Me Down -CBS (UK) SOLD
Finders Keepers -Light /Come on Now CBS UK
Flippers -Louie Louie/Sonny and Cher -The Letter -Polydor German pic sleeve
Flowerz - Flyte/Talkin about Love -Kingston (US)
Fut  -Have You heard The Word/ Futting  Beacon UK
Jay and The Americans -French Provincial/Shanghai Noodle Factory UA Demo (UK) SOLD
Power - Children Ask (If He is Dead) /She is The Color of -MGM (US) Promo issue
Purple Hearts -Early in the Morning/Just a Little Bit -Sunshine (AUS)
The Leather Boy -On The Go/ Soulin  MGM US pic sleeve
The Majamood -200 Million Red Ants/Faces Amassed -Wirl (UK)                                                  
The Proclamation -King of The Mountain/Tea and Sympathy Clarion AUS                                               
Them –Walking in The Queens Garden/I Happen To Love You –Tower US Pic sleeve
Troggs -Lost Girl/The Yella in Me -CBS (UK) SOLD
Wheels -Bad Little Woman/Roadblock Columbia UK SOLD

Part 4: Heavy Psych, Bonehead, Hard Rock and Proto Punk

Ash band–Let's Go/ Since She Left Me –Kanandra (AUS)  
Bad L.T - God Taketh/Rock and Roll –Atwell US  SOLD
Bullet -Sinister Minister/ Hobo -Purple UK SOLD
Clinton - Midnight in New Yorkl/Falling Behind –Shortfire US
Cool Feet - Mister/Woman Luxembourg Sound  (Lux)
Fat & Hungry - The Streaker/Just Ain't Right -Watermelon (US) SOLD
Front Office - Girl/Wow –Mijji US
Hard Meat -Rain/  Burning Up Years -Island UK SOLD
Hot ice - I'm Your Fool/ Last To Die- Target SOLD
Incredible Hog-Lame/ Warning - Telefunken -German pic sleeve SOLD
Influence, The - Driving Me Wild/ I Want to Live-Orange (UK)
Larry Mann The Wild Mann-Meat Grinder/ Crawdad Hole Wildmann Records SOLD
Lucifer  ‎– Pr**k / Want It-private (UK) Hear Aa sound clip from the A side SOLD
Peppermint Ridge-Boogie Woman/ Live On Blue Eagle SOLD
Propeller -Apache Woman/ Devil's Symphony -Philips -German pic sleeve)
Raving Maniac, the - Rock n Roll Man/ Freedom -Cricket (US) SOLD
Scratch - Stop Her on Sight/Some of Your Love –Edcom US SOLD
Stone Men-The Superdude Party/ instrumental Flatbush US 





Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cedric –I’m Leavin’/You Say You Love Her – Obscure US Hard Rock/ Proto Punk (1970)





Cedric –I’m Leavin’/You Say You Love Her –Derrick D -1888 (US 1970)

Yes here you have it - Cedric on Derrick…. The Derrick label was perhaps best known for issuing the Marble Phrogg LP. Out of Tulsa Oklahoma Cedric is in fact the beginnings of The Totty Brothers (Dennis and Byron) who later in the 70s released 2 Hard Rock albums as Totty, it’s especially their first self-titled one in 1977 that is really sought after. 

Here we go back to 1970 with drummer Roger Roden for these 2 amazing choppy loud and shambolic numbers at the cusp of late Garage with lashings of Proto Punk and  hints of Funk (yikes). It’s actually the B side You Say You Love Her that leads the way in terms of consistency of mission. The singer exhales the lyrics though the tightest of throats then around the 1 minute mark the drums let loose pushing the guitar into some kind of Hard Rock Little Johnny Jewel-like angular guitar slashes . The A side I’m Leavin’ side follows the same pattern, again just after the minute mark things get really wild and interesting. It seems that just 100 copies were pressed at the time (both documented copies have the label sides reversed) and it’s been a very hard one to track down. So here it is for your enjoyment…

More information on Totty here: http://tottybrothers.com/index.html


Hear a full version of You Say You Love Her




Hear a full version of I’m Leavin’

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair November 2018 - Day 3 (Final day)




So here I am at Schiphol Airport with the plane delayed for 30 minutes, so an opportunity to post about the last day. It looks like that on average, it has been a good trip after all. Today I picked up more Glamsters along with other singles of a more singular interest

I don't often buy records by German artists, but 2 great ones showed up. Toxic, as discovered via ugly Things released 2 singles in the late 60s. Horse and Director is an amazing tour-de-force




The Ones single has so many potential things wrong with it. Namely made by Germans, it has a link to Tangerine Dream -Edgar Froeser plus one dude is brandishing a flute on the cover plus the sleeves states that it is music for Hippies!!!!!


However have a listen, it's a great Popsike track




The last record I picked up is a real stunner...and it will be showing up on my next list


And yes I will be back next April, Brexit or no Brexit...

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair November 2018 - Day 2



So day 2 Saturday... I didn't manage to unearth any new discoveries, although The Juveniles blew my mind...nearly on a par with the Preachers' Who Do You Love







The Australian Yardbirds is nice...and glad to finally have a pristine on Film along with St. David's Road with a small centre




Some Glam spares mostly of the Danish Kind including a Danish version of Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet




Tomorrow is the last day, still I have a feeling that I will come back with a whole bunch of Euros, which will be handy for when I return in April as The Pound will probably not be worth much by then on the foreign exchange market...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair November 2018 - Day 1



So the 50th Installment of the Utrecht fair began at 7am pretty much on the dot this time. A big improvement is allowing dealers into the main halls from 6am, meaning that there are no  no queues when the record fair itself opens at 7.

First thing first, Nothing momentous went down in terms of finds this time, OK got plenty of spare titles including the elusive Hammer singles, but the only killer for myself was the Fingers Lee Belgian only pic sleeve. What a monster that one is...



Anyhow early days...Hoping for an upwards gear shift tomorrow

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair November 2018: Utrecht arrival and first buys





OK here we are again for  the 50th edition of the  ever over-whelming Utrecht Record Fair

This is bound to be the last pre Brexit fair, meaning that next time the pound will most likely not be worth more than 80 cents...Anyway my April trip is already booked, what will be will be...

I caught the end of the outdoor fair in its new more pleasant location, just picked up The Gallery single at a good price




At the Plato record shop, there have boxes of 2nd hand singles behind the counter and I picked up some unexpected stuff including the Jimmy Jukebox in its Savage pencil sleeve

My check in to the hotel was then interrupted in the lobby by offers of  Absinthe 
 and beer with a couple of boxes of singles to wade through. Nice to get a pristine copy of the Dynamites single (Switzerland)

Alarm clock is set for 6, so should be inside the cavernous hangar of dreams as close to 7 as I can ....Will report back tomorrow




Friday, October 12, 2018

Rowing Gamblers - A World of Roses -Swedish Pop perfection (1969)




Rowing Gamblers - A World of Roses/My Very Special Dream –Parlophone SD 6071 (1969 Sweden)

A World of Roses was the 4th Rowing Gamblers single released in 1969 and it’s a perfect piece of Swedish Pop  recalling Badfinger with some back to basics Let It Be/White Album meaty guitar sound.
 It also fits nicely with The Tages or Blond’s pop sensibilities which is not surprising when you learn that Göran Lagerberg from those bands actually wrote the tune. The bridge, late on, has a very recognisable Tages melodic twist to it. 
The Rowing Gamblers were formed in the Stockholm area in 1965 and released 5 singles prior to disbanding in 1970

Hear a full version of A World of Roses

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Unknown acetate – Rock Me Over – Glam era Rock n’ Roll Revival





Rock Me Over –Emidisc Acetate ( UK 197?)

Here’s another unknown. Obviously triggered by the runaway success of The Rubettes, Rock Me Over is a catchy ditty that also reminds of Wizzard or Smiffy (See You Later). Unlikely to be of the pen of Bickerton and Waddington, the performance and tunage of Rock Me Over still has the charm fitting of a sunny afternoon. Any clues?

Hear a full version of Rock Me Over

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Purepop Set Sale September 2018 - One Week Only



SALE NOW CLOSED




Hi

Here is the full set sale list of the record I am selling as a set sale. First come, first served for one week only

I will be regularly updating the list here, marking the ones that have sold (in RED)

A big bunch this spread out over 4 categories:

Part 1: 60s Freakbeat, Psych, Beat and Bubblegum
Part 2: Junkshop Glam, 70s Pop and oddities
Part 3: Heavy Psych, Bonehead, Hard Rock and Proto Punk
Part 4: Aussie Heavy Rock, Glam, Bonehead and dripping Grillfat…

In order to get the list with prices and condition you need to contact me and I will email the list to you. You can contact me via comments with your email address (I will not make the comment public), or via email purepop1ukATyahooDOTcoDOTuk,


Part 1: 60s Freakbeat, Psych, Beat and Bubblegum






Act, The - Cobbled Streets/One Heart -Columbia UK Demo SOLD
Alexander Bell -Alexander Bell Believes/ A Hymn…with Love CBS (UK)  
Billy Nicholls -Would You Believe/Day Time Girl -Immediate -German pic sleeve SOLD
Blue Beard -Sly Willy/Country Man -Ember UK Pic sleeve 
Casuals -Caroline/Naughty Boy -Decca (UK) SOLD
Cherry Slush –I Cannot Stop You/Don’t Walk Away –Coronet Germany  SOLD
Derek Paul -Drugtaker/Riverboat -Young Blood (UK) SOLD
Easybeats -Peculiar Hole in The Sky/HP Man -Parlophone (AUS)
Easybeats -Sorry/Funny Feelin -Parlophone (AUS) SOLD

Fickle Pickle -Just an Old Fashioned Love Song/ Ask The People -Explosion Dutch pic sleeve SOLD
Fingers, The –All Kinds of People/Circus with a Female Clown –Columbia Demo UK 
Fire -Round The Gum Tree/Toothy Ruthie -London (US)  
Flowerz - Flyte/Talken about Love -Kingston (US) 
Fresh Air - Running Wild/Stop Look Listen -Pye Demo (UK)  SOLD
Jay and The Americans -French Provincial/Shanghai Noodle Factory UA Demo (UK) SOLD
Just William - I Don’t Care/ Cherrywood Green –Spark Test Pressing (UK) SOLD
K.G Young -Spider/Spider Woogie 9th Movement -CBS -German sleeve  SOLD
Kult, The - No Home Today/Mister Number One -CBS Demo (UK)  SOLD
Marmalade -I See The Rain/Laughing Man -CBS Dutch Pic Sleeve SOLD
Merseys, The – So Sad About Us/Love Will Continue –Fontana UK  SOLD
Nimbo -When The Swallows Fly/ Noticeingly By - Pye UK  SOLD
Peter and The Wolves -Little Girl Lost and Found/Is -MGM (UK)    SOLD
Peter Janes -Emperors & Armies/ Go Home Ulla -CBS -UK art sleeve 
Please - We Aim To Please (rougher version) /Paper Anne (Acetate) SOLD
Power - Children Ask (If He is Dead) /She is The Color of -MGM (US) Promo issue 
Raspberry Pirates -Looky Looky, My Cookie's Gone/ Good Morning Baby Atlantic (UK) SOLD
Rupert's People -A Prologue to a Magic World/ Dream on my Mind -Columbia Belgian Pic sleeve SOLD
Smoke -My Friend Jack/We Can Take It -Columbia SOLD
Street People -Jennifer Tomkins/All Night Long -Ariola German pic sleeve SOLD
Them –Walking in The Queens Garden/I Happen To Love You –Tower US Pic sleeve 
Troggs -Lost Girl/The Yella in Me -CBS (UK) 
Yardbirds -Happening Ten Years Time Ago/Psych Daisies -Columbia 
Yellow Pages -Here Comes Jane/Ding Dong Bell -Page One Demo (UK) SOLD

Part 2: Junkshop Glam, 70s Pop and oddities







Alan Steve -Honey Baby/ Daisy Five -Egg French art sleeve 
American Jam Band -Jam Jam/ Back on The Road- Young Blood German art Sleeve) SOLD
Andy Bown -Supersonic/ Feeling Better- GM (UK) 
Angel -  Good Time Fanny/Who D'ya Think Your Fooling -Cube (German Pic Sleeve) SOLD
Arlan Green -Promo EP-Moonbrite/I Do/ Rock Hotel/The Next Time White label -Bell (UK)
Big Star -O My Soul/ O My Soul edit - Ardent (US Promo)  SOLD
Bo' Flyers  -Do The Buster/So Young and in Love -Pye (UK) SOLD
Bo' Flyers - Saturday Could only Last Forever/17 Teenage Dream - Pye -Portuguese Pic Sleeve  SOLD
Chicory Tip -Survivor/ Move On -Vogue  French Pic sleeve 
Frenzy - Poser/ Things You Do - DJM  (UK)  SOLD
Gerry Morris - Sunlover/Only The Beginning -  York UK Demo   
Giggles  - Reaching Out/ Street Dancer - EMI UK Demo  SOLD
Hero - Love Gone Bad / Nothing Comes Easy - Private Stock UK Demo 
Imperial Dogs -This Ain't The Summer Of Love / I'm Waitin For The Man -Backdoor Man (US pic sleeve) 
Jackal  -The Year of The Tiger/Big Star BASF-UK Demo  SOLD
Jet - My River/Quandary -CBS (UK) SOLD
Jinx -Saw Your Face/ I Love You - Pink Elephant (NL pic sleeve)    SOLD
Lance Romance -California Summertime/ Hollywood Nites - Now (US)    SOLD
Loco -At The Local Dance/ The Man -BUK German Pic Sleeve)    SOLD
Marcus Hook Roll Band  -Natural Man/ Boogalooing is for Wooing -Regal Zonophone (UK) 
Mustard -Good Time Comin/I Saw I heard - EMI Demo (UK) SOLD
Nick Lowe  -So It Goes/ Heart of The City -Stiff- (UK) SOLD
Ning -Machine/ More Ning - London US issue  SOLD
Pete Dunton -Taking Time / Still Confused -RCA -French art sleeve SOLD
Pheon Bear -War Against War/ 87th Precinct - Pye Demo  (UK)  SOLD
Puzzle -Houla/ Do You Feel The Pain -DJM -  German Pic Sleeve  SOLD
Rescue Co. No. 1-  I Want to Save You/Amanda -Jam (UK)  SOLD
Robin Goodfellow -Why Am I Waiting/ Love You 'Til Friday -Pye Demo (UK)  SOLD
Shakane - Gang Man/ Jenny - UA (UK)  SOLD
Shambles -Hello Baby/Held Me Spellbound-RCA (UK)   SOLD
Shamrock -Bird Dog/Some Things that I Need-Polydor  NL Pic sleeve)  SOLD
Sisters  -There's a Raver Coming Home/Help The Music -WB (German pic sleeve) SOLD
Smyle -It's Gonna Be Alright /  She Means a lot to Me -Polydor -Dutch pic sleeve 
Spode -Cincinatti Woman/Singalong Song-Decca  Bel art sleeve)  SOLD
Stray -Move It/ Crazy People -Transatlantic-UK SOLD
Wellington -Alright I'll See You Tonight/How would you like to Rock with Me - Concord (UK) SOLD
Whistle  -The Party Must Be over/Hideaway - York (UK) SOLD
Yello Taxi -Anna Laura Lee/ Mary Ann -President (UK)  SOLD
Yellow Bird - Attack Attack/ Right On - Ariola German Pic Sleeve)  SOLD



Part 3: Heavy Psych, Bonehead, Hard Rock and Proto Punk




3's (Threez) - Do You See/ Transporter - Threez (US)  SOLD
Artist - Every Lady Does It/For The First Time -Peppermint (US)  SOLD
Black Rose  - Love Handles/ Man is Blind-Michigan Nickel (US)    SOLD
Brood  - The Roach/Virginia Neal -Lemon (US) 
Budgie - Crash Course in Brain Surgery/ Nude disintegrating Parachute Woman –MCA German Art sleeve SOLD
Chilly Chimes - Join The Army/ Let Me Inside Swedish Pic Sleeve  SOLD
Corporation  -Wild Time/Let’s Try to Put Him Down Negram (NL) SOLD
Griffin - I Am The Noise in Your Head/ Don't You Know-Bell (US issue)  SOLD
Hard Road - Pain in My Heart/ Movin' Down The Line -Marjon (US) SOLD
Influence, The - Driving Me Wild/ I Want to Live-Orange (UK) 
Lucifer  ‎– Mr Jack / Mr Jack -private (UK) SOLD
Lucifer  ‎– Pr**k / Want It-private (UK) 
Merriday Park ‎– Witchcraft / My Shady Friend -Columbia (Canada)    SOLD    
Morse Code Transmission - Satan's Song/ Cold Society -RCA (Canada)  SOLD
Nick Simper's Dynamite ‎– St. Louis / Soul Rider -Ariola (Dutch pic sleeve) 
Old Scratch - Devil Take You/Diamond Lady –Colly Records  (Canada) 
Pentagram ‎– Livin' In A Ram's Head/ When The Screams Come -High Voltage (US) SOLD
Raving Maniac, the - Rock n Roll Man/ Freedom -Cricket (US) 
Rog & Pip - From a Window/ Warlord -Philips German pic sleeve SOLD      
Smog ‎– Wiched Man/ Time For The Blues -M&G (Peru) SOLD
The Jax - The Jax are Back (Live)/ The Jax Are Back -Baddog (US) SOLD


Part 4: Aussie Heavy Rock, Glam, Bonehead and dripping Grillfat…





Ash band–Let's Go/ Since She Left Me –Kanandra (AUS)  
Buffalo- Just a Little Rock and Roll/Barbershop Rock -Philips (AUS) 
Buffalo- Little Queenie /The Girl Can't Help It -Vertigo (AUS)  
Buffalo- Lucky /On My Way Vertigo (AUS)   
Buffalo- Sunrise (Come My Way) /Pound Of Flesh -Philips (AUS) 
Buffalo- Suzie Sunshine /No Particular Place to Go -Philips (AUS)              
Buffalo- Sweet Little Sixteen /Essukay-Vertigo (AUS) 
Buffalo- What's Going On /I'm Coming Home -Philips (AUS) 
Bullet–Rock My Lady/Mover –Chicago (AUS)  SOLD
Finch –Out of Control/And She Sing –Picture Records Australa (AUS) SOLD
Geeza–Song to Warilla/Dragon Queen –Living Sound (AUS) 
Geeza–Sydney City Ladies/Run n Hide –Laser (AUS) SOLD
Geeza–Vambo/Get It –Living Sound (AUS)  SOLD
Nitro–Blues in My Shoes/For Me or For You –Warm and Genuine (AUS)  SOLD
Sweaty Betty–Every Little Thing/Man of The World –Van Diemen (AUS)  
U-Turn –Living in The City/Do You Remember –Laser (AUS) 
U-Turn –Sidewalk Teaser/One Day Love Affair –Laser (AUS) 
U-Turn –Traffic Lights/Long Lost Years –Laser (AUS)  SOLD




Sunday, August 19, 2018

Robin Goodfellow – Why Am I Waiting – Obscure UK Glam-era Pop (1973)





Robin Goodfellow – Why Am I Waiting/ Love You ‘Til Friday –Pye 45271 (UK 1973)

Robin Goodfellow was the talent behind Gideans League UK Bubblegum cracker” Hey! Did You Know You've Got Your Face on Upside Down” but also released 2 unheralded UK 70s pop singles both with a nod to Glam. I reviewed the 2nd one a few years back, you can find the review with sound here Robin Goodfellow -You Know Me Now
Now is the time to post his first solo single. Both songs are great Glam era Bowie-like concoctions often resembling Graeme Grace. The tracks feature arresting production values and arrangements, just a shame more wasn’t released…A singular British talent for sure

Hear a full version of Why Am I Waiting



Hear a full version of Love You ‘Till Friday

Thursday, August 16, 2018

R. Black And The Rockin' V's - Such a Lovely Day – Unreleased Vanda & Young (1968)





R. Black And The Rockin' V's - Sorrowful Stoney/ Such a Lovely Day –Sunshine QK-2479 (1968 Aus)

As with The Birds based in Perth (who recorded on Clarion) who had a tenuous link to the UK Birds, Dave Rossall was from Blackpool; where Rev Black and the Rockin' Vicars (later Rockin' Vickers) were from, but formed his own Rockin' Vicars when joining The Finks upon his arrival in Australia. Interestingly 3 of the Rev. Black and The Rockin' Vicars featured then unreleased Vanda and Young compositions. The first of these, Down to The Last 500 actually fared quite well, but this follow-up sank without a trace. Such a Lovely Day only later appeared on the Easybeats Best of Volume 2 (1969) and was one the many demos recorded in Denmark Street during their UK sojourn. Such a Lovely Day is quite a faithful recreation of the Easybeats demo version and works well in a released single form. R. Black And The Rockin' V's released one more Vanda & Young composition “Walking and Talking” before splitting in 1969

Hear a full version of Such a Lovely Day

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ginger –Get Back Mama –Rare Aussie Glam Stomper (1974)





Ginger –Get Back Mama/It’s a Crying Shame –Polydor 2079 053 (Aus 1973)

This one’s been a long time coming! 6 years in fact since the head honcho at The fine Wallabybeat blog outbid me and left me at the alter clutching nothing but a Bo’ Flyers single to make do. The guy selling it at the time was in fact Nick at Glamrock Bear…Now that was such an educational Glam site. Archive capture of the website here GLAMROCK BEAR Capture
Anyhow Wallabybeat reviewed it, wallabybeat.blogspot however not much has been learned since…
The A side is a fine rendition of the Suzi Quatro  1st album track, It’s raw with the guitarist going out to lunch with a Flanger in lieu or of any real production values. The seemingly pre-pubescent screechy vocals recall The Teens with a twist of Darren Burn.

 The B side is also a refreshing find… full on Teen Pop over a phased rolling Glitter beat. So after 6 years of looking and asking…Here are both sides for your entertainment

Hear a full version of Get Back Mama



  Hear a full version of It’s a Crying Shame



  Next time I will probably post another long term Aussie Want…on RCA

Friday, June 08, 2018

Cold Touch –Ride to Live, Live to Ride/ Grease Paint Widow – Unreleased US Hard Rock/Punk acetate




Cold Touch –Ride to Live, Live to Ride/ Grease Paint Widow –Gold Star acetate (US 197…?)

What the hell is this???!!! Out of nowhere (well LA actually), comes this totally insane unreleased acetate. The band Cold Touch just hit the nail over Bonehead with this Spazz  hybrid concoction of Biker, Punk and Hard Rock which reaches untold levels of perplexing Madness. 

The vocals are incredible. The singer warbles, in a familiar manner –hang on is it Roger Chapman? No...Jesse Hector –No…in fact, it sounds like bloody Jello Biafra! However it is more than unlikely it's him, however could it be his uncle or something? 

 I have been told it is likely to be early 70s, however I have a feeling it might have been recorded during the LA Punk days. Who knows... Lyrically both tunes live up to their titles, really stupid but all so fun. 

The A side is the Biker tune “ Satan is my father and mother unknown…” it twists and grinds along, steeped in grease and grime. The only issue is that a band member seems to have let the brother-in-law into the studio clutching a sax, which detracts somewhat from the overall perfection the track would have otherwise attained. Still you could try and convince yourself it’s a rare appearance by Steve McKay which can help... 

Based on this the B side is the winner here, with no need to make any excuses. Grease Paint Widow is the hunter and you’ll also be the prey when you groove to this. 
Please please please someone must know who this band were…

Note: I have had to edit both tracks slightly by fading each side a couple of times, I hope this doesn’t detract too much from the experience 


Hear an edit of Ride to Live, Live to Ride



Hear an edit of Grease Paint Widow

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Black Moon Evil Wolf -Good Day Feelin’ –Obscure US Hard Rock (1973)




Black Moon Evil Wolf -Good Day Feelin’/ Searching For Nothing –Rains VPI-7301S (1973 US)

Black Moon Evil Wolf…God, you’ve got to love that name and the record itself nearly lives up to it. This track nails it, the drumming is stellar full on pounding throughout, the tune and the monotone riffing is also up there while the vocals resonate disinterested Punk attitude. It is just a shame that the lead break is organ-based and a bit pointless… now if only we had a blistering screeching Guitar lead instead. Out of Knoxville Tennessee; Black Moon Evil Wolf seems to have only presented this entry to the near Bonehead Pantheon.

Hear a full version of Good Day Feelin’