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Rest In Peace

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Jeffrey Lee Pierce of Gun Club died on this date in 1996 from a brain hemorrhage.



Wikipedia: The Gun Club

Video: Gun Club - Sex Beat - live - date unknown - youtube

Blogload: The Gun Club - In Exile - goldenbrown77.blogspot.com

The Dark - Chemical Warfare

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On this date in 1982, The Dark released their debut album, Chemical Warfare. It contained the singles, "The Masque" and "On The Wires". The Islington, England punk band released five singles and two albums by 1981 and while active since then, have not been active in the studio.



Blogload: The Dark - Chemical Warfare- punksonpostcards.blogspot.com

Cook The Books - Piggie In The Middle Eight

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In March of 1982, Cook The Books released their debut single, "Piggie In The Middle Eight". It was backed by "Gone To Black". The A side appeared on their debut album, Outch. The B side did not. The Liverpool, England new wave band did not release another album until 1989 at which time they were simply known as Da Books. They also went through a considerable part of their existence as Cook Da Books. They disbanded in 1998.



Wikipedia: Cook Da Books

Fansite: solitairemusic.net/cdb

Blogload: Various Artists – Jobs For The Boys – includes "Piggie In The Middle Eight" by Cook The Books - music-isms.blogspot.com

Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle

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On this date in 1982, Simple Minds released their ninth single, "Promised You A Miracle". It was backed by "Theme From Great Cities". The 12" also included an instrumental called "Seeing Out The Angel". The A side appeared on their sixth album, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84). The other tracks were non-LP tracks. The single reached the #13 spot on the U.K. singles chart. Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill had started out together in a punk band called Johnny & The Self Abusers. The disbanded and Simple Minds was formed. The Glasgow, Scotland new wave band continues on.



Wikipedia: Simple Minds

Official Website: simpleminds.com

Video: Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle - on Top Of The Pops - 1982 - youtube

Blogload: Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle - 12 inch (all three tracks) - nrrules.blogspot.com

Lightning Raiders - Psychedelic Muzik

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On this date in 1980, Lightning Raiders released their debut single, "Psychedelic Musik". It was backed by "Views". The London punk band released just two singles before disbanding. Ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook played on this record. They were not official members of the band. They were repaying a debt to bassist Andy Allen who played bass on Sex Pistols single, "Silly Thing".



Blogload: Lightning Raiders - Psychedelic Muzik - 7 inch (both sides) - nwobhmstuff.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke turns 51 today!


Killing Joke, left to right:
Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Geordie Walker and Youth Glover.

Wikipedia: Killing Joke

Official Website: killingjoke.com

Video: Killing Jokes - Love Like Blood (1985) - youtube

Blogload: Killing Joke - Night Time - rockformasses2.blogspot.com

Patti Smith - Because The Night

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On this date in 1978, Patti Smith released her sixth single, "Because The Night". It was backed by "God Speed". The A side was from her third album, Easter. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus when the album was re-released on CD. The single, which reached the #5 in the U.K. and the #13 in the U.S., was her biggest hit. It was co-written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith. The New Jersey singer was one of the founders of the NYC punk scene and was a regular at CBGB's. She was the last performer on stage on October 15, 2006, the last night that CBGB's was open.



Wikipedia: Patti Smith

Official Website: pattismith.net

Video: Patti Smith - Because The Night - youtube

Blogload: Patti Smith - Easter - a compilation - community.livejournal.com

The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern

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On this date in 1978, The Boomtown Rats released their third single, "She's So Modern". The B side was "Lying Again". The A side appeared on their second album, A Tonic For The Troops. The B side was a non-LP track that was added to the album when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #12 spot on the U.K. charts. The Dublin, Ireland punk/new wave band disbanded in 1986 after six albums.



Wikipedia: The Boomtown Rats

Official Website: boomtownrats.co.uk

Video: The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern - live - 1978 - youtube

Blogload: The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern - 7 inch (both sides) - shortsharpkickintheteeth.blogspot.com

Eddie and The Hot Rods - I Might Be Lying

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On this date in 1977, Eddie and the Hot Rods released their fourth single, "I Might Be Lying". It was backed by "Ignore Them (Always Crashing In The Same Bar)". Neither track appeared on an album but both were added as bonuses to their second album, Life On The Line, when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #44 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Essex, U.K. power-pop/proto punk band disbanded in 1981. Bassist Paul Gray left before the end to play in The Damned. The band re-formed a few times since and has been playing live recently.



Wikipedia: Eddie and The Hot Rods

Official Website: eddieandthehotrods.com

Video: Eddie and The Hot Rods - I Might Be Lying - on Top Of The Pops - 1977 - youtube

Blogload: Eddie and The Hot Rods - Life On The Line - powerpopoverdose.blogspot.com

Bananarama - Really Saying Something

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On this date in 1982, Bananarama released their second single, "Really Saying Something". It was backed by "Give Us Back Our Cheap Fares". The A side was fron their debut album, Deep Sea Skiving. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus on a later CD release. Fun Boy Three sang background on the A side (sort of a payback for Bananarama's backup vocals on Fun Boy Three's "T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)" from earlier in 1982). The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave band is still intact though one original member, Siobhan Fahey, left in 1988.



Wikipedia: Bananarama

Official Website: bananarama.co.uk

Video: Bananarama - Really Saying Something - youtube

Blogload: Bananarama - Deep Sea Skiving - pandcz.blogspot.com

The Dream Syndicate EP

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On this date in 1982, The Dream Syndicate released their self -titled debut EP. It contained "Sure Thing", "That's What You Always Say", "When You Smile" and "Some Kinda Itch". The second and third track appeared on their debut album, The Days Of Wine And Roses, though they were re-recorded versions. The Los Angeles neo psychedelic band became more mainstream by the time they disbanded in 1989. Steve Wynn went on to a successful solo career.



Wikipedia: The Dream Syndicate

Official Steve Wynn and Dream Syndicate Website: www.stevewynn.net

Blogload: The Dream Syndicate - debut EP - madparade.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Lene Lovich (born Lili-Marlene Premilovich) turns 60 today.



Wikipedia: Lene Lovich

A Fansite: lenelovich.com

Video: Lene Lovich - New Toy - on Top Of The Pops - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: Lene Lovich - Stateless - my-funeral.blogspot.com

The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire

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On this date in 1981, The Birthday Party released their second album, Prayers On Fire. It contained the single, "Nick The Stripper". The Melbourne, Australia post-punk band originally recorded under the name The Boys Next Door. In fact, their self-titled debut album was originally released under the name The Boys Next Door before being repackaged. The band called it quits in 1983 and frontman Nick Cave formed The Bad Seeds.



Wikipedia: The Birthday Party

Official Website: thebirthdayparty.com.au

Blogload: The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire - flaclossless.blogspot.com

Magazine - Secondhand Daylight

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On this date in 1979, Magazine released their second album, Secondhand Daylight". It contained the single, "Rhythm Of Cruelty". The Manchester, England post punk band, fronted by original Buzzcocks' frontman Howard Devoto, disbanded in 1981 after four studio albums and one live album. Howard Devoto went on to Luxuria, Barry Adamson soon joined Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and John McGeoch was later in Siouxsie and The Banshees, Visage and Public Image Ltd.



Wikipedia: Magazine

An unofficial Website: shotbybothsides.com

Blogload: Magazine - Secondhand Daylight - hangoverhard.blogspot.com

Sex Pistols - Silly Thing

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On this date in 1979, Sex Pistols released their seventh single, "Silly Thing". It was backed by "Who Killed Bambi?". It was almost the Sex Pistols. The London punk band had disbanded in 1978 when Johnny Rotten left the band. However, the Malcolm McLaren marketing machine was still rolling. Guitarist Steve Jones handled the vocals on the A side of the single while Eddie "Tenpole" Tudor handled the vocals on the B side. Both tracks were from the Great Rock & Roll Swindle soundtrack though "Silly Thing" was sung by drummer Paul Cook in the movie. The single reached the #6 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk legends have done reunions on a few occasions since 1978.



Wikipedia: Sex Pistols

"Official" Website: sex-pistols.net

Video: Sex Pistols - Silly Thing - youtube

Blogload: The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle soundtrack - cyranounico.blogspot.com

The Alley Cats - Nothing Means Nothing Anymore

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On this date in 1978, Alley Cats released their debut single, "Nothing Means Nothing Anymore". It was backed by "Give Me A Little Pain". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, Nightmare City. The Los Angeles area (Lomita, California) punk band were not rockabilly, despite the "cat" name. They disbanded in 1988 with two albums to their credit



Blogload: The Alley Cats - Nightmare City - powerpopcriminals.blogspot.com

The Members - Radio

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On this date in 1982, The Members released their eighth 7-inch record, "Radio". It was backed by "(If You) Can't Stand Up". The A side appeared on their third album, Uprhythm, Downbeat. The B side did not but was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The Camberley, England punk/post punk band released four albums before disbanding in 1983.



Wikipedia: The Members

Official Website: themembers.co.uk

Video: The Members - Radio - youtube

Blogload: The Members - Uprhythm Downbeat - frisiansotherfavorites.blogspot.com

The Happy Family - Puritans

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On this date in 1982, The Happy Family released their debut record, an EP called Puritans. It included the title track plus "The Mistake" and "Innermost Thoughts". None of the tracks appeared on an album though they were added when their debut album, The Man On Your Street, was re-released on CD. The Edinburgh, Scotland post punk band was founded by ex-Josef K bassist Dave Weddell. They released one EP and on ealbum before disbanding in 1983. A second album of unreleased tracks was released in 1984.



Wikipedia: The Happy Family

Blogload: The Happy Family - The Man On Your Street - systemsofromance.blogspot.com

Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)

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On this date in 1982, Tears For Fears released their second single, "Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)". It was backed by "The Prisoner". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, The Hurting. The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Bath, England new wave band was driven by Curt Smith and Roland Orzabel who had both in a prior band together, Graduate. Curt left the band in 1990 but returned in 2000. They are still active.



Wikipedia: Tears For Fears

Fansite: tearsforfearsfans.com

Video: Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter - youtube

Blogload: Tears For Fears - The Hurting - nrrules.blogspot.com

New Math - They Walk Among You

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On this date in 1982, New Math released their debut EP, They Walk Among You. It included "They Walk Among You", "Garden Of Delight", "Branded", "Invocation" and "American Survival". The Rochester, NY post punk, horror-influenced band had previously released two singles. They would release one full length album before disbanding in 1984.



Blogload: New Math - Wake The Dead - a compilation - the-manchester-morgue.blogspot.com

Spandau Ballet - Instinction

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On this date in 1982, Spandau Ballet released their seventh single, "Instinction". It was backed by "Gently". The A side appeared on their second album, Diamond. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #10 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave band disbanded in 1990.



Wikipedia: Spandau Ballet

Official Website: spandauballet.com

Video: Spandau Ballet - Instinction - youtube

Blogload: Spandau Ballet - Diamond - historyofthe80s.blogspot.com

The Fix - Vengeance

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On this date in 1981, The Fix released their debut single, "Vengeance". It was backed by "In This Town". Neither track appeared on an album. This was not the English new wave band. This was a U.S. hardcore band. The Lansing, Michigan hardcore punk band only released three records while together, this single and two EP's. They disbanded in 1982.



Wikipedia: The Fix

Blogload: The Fix - Vengeance - 7 inch (both sides) - kbdrecords.com

Happy Posthumous Birthday!

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Patty Donahue of The Waitresses would have turned 53 today. She died of cancer on December 9, 1996.



Wikipedia: The Waitresses

Video: The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like - on Old Grey Whistle Test - 1982 - youtube

Blogload: The Waitresses - Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? - sector2814.wordpress.com

The Toy Dolls - Tommy Kowey's Car

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On this date in 1980, Toy Dolls released their debut single, "Tommy Kowey's Car". It was backed by "She Goes To Finos". The A side did not appear on a studio album. The B side would up on their second album, A Far Out Disc, released in 1985. Both tracks also appeared on their 1983 The Wonderful World EP. The Sunderland, England punk band is still together, despite numerous personnel changes.



Wikipedia: Toy Dolls

Official Website: thetoydolls.com

Blogload: Toy Dolls - Wonderful World EP - backin77.wordpress.com

Nightmares In Wax - Birth Of A Nation

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On this date in 1980, Nightmares In Wax released debut EP, Birth Of A Nation. It contained "Black Leather", "Girl Song" and "Shangri-La". The Liverpool new wave band did not release another album under this name. They found more success under their new name, Dead Or Alive.



Blogload: Nightmares In Wax - Birth Of A Nation - - rabidhummingbird.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers turns 60 today!


The Stranglers, left to right:
Jet Black, Hugh Cornwell, Dave Greenfield and Jean Jacques Burnel

Wikipedia: The Stranglers

Official Website: stranglers.net

Video: The Stranglers - No More Heroes - on Top Of The Pops - 1977 - youtube

Blogload: The Stranglers - Live At The Roundhouse - 1977 - punksonpostcards.blogspot.com

The Weirdos - We Got The Neutron Bomb

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On this date in 1978, The Weirdos released their second single, "We Got The Neutron Bomb". It was backed by "Solitary Confinement". The Los Angeles punk band did not have an album by the time they disbanded in 1981. They have occasionally reunited to perform and record.



Wikipedia: The Weirdos

Myspace: myspace.com/weirdos

Blogload: The Weirdos - We Got The Neutron Bomb - 7 inch (both sides) - daysofouryouth.blogspot.com

Boys Next Door - These Boots Were Made For Walking

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On this date in 1978, The Boys Next Door released their debut single, "These Boots Were Made For Walking". It was backed by "Boy Hero". Neither track appeared on an album. Nick Cave and the boys would soon change their name to The Birthday Party. The Melbourne, Australia post-punk band, as The Birthday Party, called it quits in 1983 and frontman Nick Cave formed The Bad Seeds.



Wikipedia: The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party's Official Website: thebirthdayparty.com.au

Blogload: Various Artists - Lethal Weapons - includes the "These Boots Were Made For Walking" 7-inch (both sides) by The Boys Next Door - ausrock.blogspot.com

The Wanderers - Ready To Snap

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On this date in 1981, The Wanderers released their debut single, "Ready To Snap". It was backed by "Beyond The Law". The A side appeared on their one and only album, Only Lovers Left Alive, though it was a slightly different version. The B side did not. The band included Stiv Bators (ex-Dead Boys) and Dave Parsons, Rick Goldstein and Dave Treganna (all ex-Sham 69). Bators and Treganna would team up for their next group too...The Lords Of The New Church.



Blogload: The Wanderers - Only Lovers Left Alive - goodfellas-punx.blogspot.com

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Stiv Bators - Disconnected

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On this date in 1981, Stiv Bators released his debut solo album, Disconnected. It included the single, "It's Cold Outside". The Youngstown, Ohio former Dead Boys' frontman was in-between bands. He would later front Lords Of The New Church. He died June 3, 1990 from complication from being hit by a bus.



Wikipedia: Stiv Bators

Memorial Website: stivbators.com

Blogload: Stiv Bators - Disconnected - commercialzone.blogspot.com

The Chefs - 24 Hours

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On this date in 1981, The Chefs released their second single, "24 Hours". On one version, it was backed by "Thrush". On another, it was backed by "Someone I Know" and "Let's Make Up". The Brighton, England post punk band released two singles before changing their name to Skat and releasing one more record. They disbanded in 1982.



Wikipedia: The Chefs

Blogload: The Chefs - complete discography - anniesanimal.blogspot.com

The Exploited - Dogs Of War

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On this date in 1981, The Exploited released their fourth single, "Dogs Of War". It was backed by a live version of "Blown To Bits". The A side did not originally appear on their debut studio album, Punks Not Dead, but it was added as a bonus track when it was re-released on CD. The Edinburgh, Scotland band was one of the U.K.'s original Oi! bands. They are still together but moved towards thrash by the late '80's.



Wikipedia: The Exploited

Official Website: the-exploited.net

Video: The Exploited - Dogs Of War - live - 1983 - youtube

Blogload: The Exploited - Punks Not Dead - musicdjss.blogspot.com

S.P.K. - Information Overload Unit

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On this date in 1981, S.P.K. released their debut album, Information Overload Unit. It did not generate any singles. The Sydney, Australia experimental post punk/industrial band was previously known as Surgical Penis Klinik. For this album, S.P.K. stood for System Planning Korporation. The name changed several times before they disbanded. Their last studio recording was in 1987.



Wikipedia: S.P.K.

Blogload: S.P.K. - Information Overload Unit - elbeso-galeria.blogspot.com

Red Cross

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On this date in 1981, Red Cross released their self-titled debut EP (nicknamed the "Annie's Got The Hits" EP). It included "Cover Band", "Annette's Got the Hits", "I Hate My School", "Chlorox Girls", "S&M Party" and "Standing in Front of Poseur". None of the tracks appeared on their debut album, Born Innocent, nor were any of the tracks released as singles. The Los Angeles hardcore band included Steve and Jeff McDonald, Ron Reyes (later in Black Flag) and Greg Hetson (of Circle Jerks' fame as well as Bad Religion). They changed their name to Redd Kross later. The band called it quits in 1997 but re-formed a few years ago with the McDonald brothers still at the helm.



Wikipedia: Red Kross

Official Website: reddkross.com

Blogload: Red Cross - Debut EP - anthemsfromthealleyways.blogspot.com

Blondie - Rapture

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On this date in 1981, Blondie had the #1 single in the U.S., "Rapture". It appeared on their Autoamerican album.



Wikipedia: Blondie

Official Website: blondie.net

Video: Blondie - Rapture - youtube

Blogload: Blondie - Autoamerican - historyofthe80s.blogspot.com

The Boys - You Better Move On

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On this date in 1980, The Boys released their sixth single, "You Better Move On". It was backed by "Schoolgirls". Neither track appeared on a regular album by The Boys. The London punk/power pop band recorded four albums as The Boys plus one under their holiday alter-ego, The Yobs, before disbanding in 1982. They were not newcomers to the scene as Matt Dangerfield and Casino Steel were both with London SS along with Mick Jones (The Clash), Tony James (Generation X) and Brian James(The Damned) before forming The Boys. The Boys have been performing live again.



Wikipedia: The Boys

Official Website: theboys.co.uk

Blogload: The Boys - The Complete Punk Singles Collection - mp3-entretenizacao.maumaupage.com

The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin

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On this date in 1980, The Undertones released their fifth single, "My Perfect Cousin". It was backed by "Hard Luck (Again)" and "I Don't Want To See You Again". The first two tracks appeared on their second album, Hypnotised. The third track was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The single reached the #9 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Derry, Northern Ireland punk/post-punk band disbanded in 1983 when singer Feargal Sharkey left. He went solo and Sean and Damian O'Neill formed That Petrol Emotion. The Undertones re-formed in 1999 without Feargal.



Wikipedia: The Undertones

Official Website: theundertones.com

Video: The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin - on Top Of The Pops - 1980 - youtube

Blogload: The Undertones - Hypnotised - backin77.wordpress.com

Com-Sat Angels - Red Planet

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On this date in 1979, The Comsat Angels released their debut single, "Red Planet". It was backed by "I Get Excited" and "Specimen No. 2". None of the tracks appeared on their 1980 debut album, Waiting For A Miracle. The Sheffield, England post-punk/new wave band changed their name from Com-Sat Angels to The Comsat Angels and then to the C.S. Angels later on due to some pressure from Comsat, the satellite company. They disbanded in 1995. Their bass player was Kevin Bacon. Not that Kevin Bacon.



Wikipedia: The Comsat Angels

A good Fansite: comsatangels.net

Blogload: The Indie Scene 1979 - includes "Red Planet" by Com-Sat Angels - iwsbm.blogspot.com

Angelic Upstarts - I'm An Upstart

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On this date in 1979, Angelic Upstarts released their second single, "I'm An Upstart". It was backed by "Leave Me Alone". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, Teenage Warning. Founded in 1977, the South Shields, England Oi! band is still together.



Wikipedia: Angelic Upstarts

Myspace: myspace.com/angelicupstartsmusic

Blogload: Angelic Upstarts - Teenage Warning - oioithatsyerlot.blogspot.com

Saturday Night Home Cinema

Taxi Driver is a 1976 film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. The movie is set in early post–Vietnam Era New York City and stars Robert De Niro and features a young Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle and Cybill Shepherd.

"You talkin' to me?"

Movie


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Soundtrack


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Tears For Fears - The Hurting

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On this date in 1983, Tears For Fears had the #1 album in the U.K., The Hurting.



Wikipedia: Tears For Fears

Fansite: tearsforfearsfans.com

Video: Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter (from The Hurting) - youtube

Blogload: Tears For Fears - The Hurting - nrrules.blogspot.com

Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?

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On this date in 1983, Duran Duran had the #1 single in the U.K., "Is There Something I Should Know?". It was a non-LP single that was later added to their debut when re-released.



Wikipedia: Duran Duran

Official Website: duranduran.com

Video: Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know? - live - 1983 - youtube

Blogload: Duran Duran - All The Singles 1981-2007 - collections-collections.blogspot.com

Happy Posthumous Birthday!

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Billy Mackenzie of the Associates would have turned 52 today! He ended his own life 0on January 22, 1997.


The Associates, left to right: Alan Rankine and Billy MacKenzie

Wikipedia: The Associates

Video: Associates - Party Fears Two - on TV 1982 - youtube

Blogload: Associates - The Affectionate Punch (debut album) - rho-xs.blogspot.com

Tones On Tail

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On this date in 1982, Tones On Tail released their self-titled debut EP. It contained the tracks, "A Bigger Splash", "Copper", "Means Of Escape" and "Instrumental". None of the tracks were included on their 1984 debut album, Pop. The Northampton, England goth/post punk band was a side project for Daniel Ash of Bauhaus and Glen Campling, a Bauhaus roadie. When Bauhaus disbanded in 1983, drummer Kevin Haskins joined Tones On Tail. They lasted until 1985. Ash, Haskins and another former Bauhaus member, David J, formed Love And Rockets.



Wikipedia: Tones On Tail

Official Website: tonesontail.com

Blogload: Tones On Tail - Everything - malkavian-black-veil.blogspot.com

1/2 Japanese - Spy (Doors)

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On this date in 1981, 1/2 Japanese released their second single, "Spy (Doors)". It was backed by "I Know How It Feels...Bad" and "My Knowledge Was Wrong". The first two tracks appeared on their second studio album, Loud. The third track did not but was added as a bonus track when re-released on CD. The Uniontown, Maryland punk/experimental band still exists though they are not as active as they once were.



Wikipedia: Half Japanese

A fansite: halfjapanese.co.uk

Blogload: 1/2 Japanese - Loud - Half Japanese - killyourpetpuppy.co.uk

Public Image Ltd - Flowers Of Romance

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On this date in 1981, Public Image Ltd released their fifth single, a 12-inch, "Flowers Of Romace". It was backed by "Home Is Where The Heart Is". The A side was an extended version of a track that appeared on their fourth album, Flowers Of Romance. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #24 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The post-punk band, fronted by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) formerly of Sex Pistols, lasted until 1993.



Wikipedia: Public Image Ltd

A Fansite: fodderstompf.com

Video: Public Image Ltd - Flowers Of Romance - on Top Of The Pops - 1981 - youtube

Blogload: Public Image Ltd - Flowers Of Romance - 12 inch (both sides) - castlesinspace.blogspot.com

The Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle

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On this date in 1980, The Cramps released their second album, Psychedelic Jungle. It contained the single, "Goo Goo Muck". The psychobilly band originally formed in Sacramento, California but spent lots of their time at CBGB's in New York City gathering a following. The band effectively ended with Lux Interior's death last month.



Wikipedia: The Cramps

Official Website: thecramps.com

Blogload: The Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle - velhorockeiro.blogspot.com

The Shakin' Pyramids - Skin 'Em Up

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On this date in 1981, The Shakin' Pyramids released their debut album, Skin 'Em Up. It included the single, "Take A Trip". The Glasgow, Scotland rockabilly band just released two albums of original recordings before disbanding in 1982.



Blogload: The Shakin' Pyramids - The Complete Pyramids - cdsearcherblog.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Andrew Farriss of INXS turns 50 today.


INXS, top, left to right: Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss and Garry Beers.
Bottom, left to right: Jon Farriss, Michael Hutchence and Kirk Pengilly

Wikipedia: INXS

Official Website: inxs.com

Video: INXS - Don't Change (1982) - youtube

Blogload: INXS - Shabooh Shoobah - ghaniwardhana.blogspot.com

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