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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you're wearing your asbestos underwear.
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The P5 is thankful for all of the artists that made all of this great music.
The P5 is thankful for all of the bloggers out there who share all of this great music.
The P5 is thankful for all of you for visiting our blog.
We wish you all safe travels on this holiday weekend.

Happy Friday The 13th

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Modern English - Gathering Dust

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On this date in 1980, Modern English released their third single, "Gathering Dust". It was backed by "Tranquility Of A Summer Moment (Vice Versa) ". Neither track appeared on an album, though the A side was the lead track on a 1983 five song EP called Gathering Dust, and both tracks were added to their debut, Mesh & Lace, when it was re-released on CD. The Colchester, England post punk/new wave band first disbanded in 1986. They have reunited to record and perform a few times since.



Wikipedia: Modern English

Blogload: Modern English - Mesh & Lace - gothicrock2009.blogspot.com

The Weirdos - Action Design EP

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On this date in 1980, The Weirdos released their second EP, Action Design. It was a four track EP that included "The Hideout", "I Feel", "Break on Through" and "Helium Bar". The Los Angeles punk band disbanded in 1981 before they released an album. They have occasionally reunited to perform and record.



Wikipedia: The Weirdos

Myspace: myspace.com/weirdos

Blogload: The Weirdos - Action Design EP - auraldamage.blogspot.com

Mass - You And I

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On this date in 1980, Mass released their debut single, "You And I". It was backed by "Cabbage". Neither track appeared on an album though both were added as bonuses to their debut, Labour Of Love, when it was re-released on CD. The London post punk was formed by Gary Asquith, Mick Allen, and Mark Cox when Rema-Rema disbanded. They released one album and one single before disbanding in 1981.



Blogload: Mass - Labour Of Love - totalwire.blogspot.com

Suburban Lawns - Janitor

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On this date in 1980, Suburban Lawns released their second single,
"Janitor". It was backed by "Protection". Both tracks appeared on their self-titled debut album. The Long Beach, California new wave band disbanded in 1985 with one album, one EP and a couple of singles to their credit. The vocals for the band were handled by Su Tissue, though drummer Chuck Roast occasionally got some vocal assignments.



Wikipedia: Suburban Lawns

Video: Suburban Lawns - Janitor - youtube

Blogload: Suburban Lawns - debut album - fauxhemiantrust.blogspot.com

Josef K - It's Kinda Funny

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On this date in 1980, Josef K released their third single, "It's Kinda Funny". It was backed by "Final Request". The A side appeared on their debut album, The Only Fun In Town. The B side was a non-LP track. The A side reached the #12 spot on the U.K. indie singles chart. The Only Fun In Town was their debut release but not the first album they recorded. Due to the band's dissatisfaction with the results of their first recording, Sorry For Laughing, recorded in 1980, it was not released until 1990. The Edinburgh, Scotland post-punk band disbanded in 1982 with just one album though posthumous releases would come out, including Sorry For Laughing. Guitarist Malcolm Ross joined Orange Juice and then Aztec Camera. Drummer Ronnie Torrance joined Boots For Dancing. Vocalist Paul Haig went on to a moderately successful solo career.



Wikipedia: Josef K

Unofficial Website: josefk.net

Blogload: Josef K - It's Kinda Funny - 7 inch (both sides) - and more - dormouseteapot.blogspot.com

Cult Hero - I'm A Cult Hero

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On this date in 1979, Cult Hero released their only single, "I'm A Cult Hero". It was backed by "I Dig You". There was no album to follow. Actually, there was no band. Cult Hero was The Cure, some friends and postman Frank Bell on vocals. He used to wear a tee shirt saying "I'm A Cult Hero" and the band thought it would be great to invite him into the studio to record a song or two. The single is the result of that session.



Blogload: Cult Hero - I'm A Cult Hero - 7 inch (both sides) - roomswithbrittleviews.blogspot.com

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

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On this date in 1979, The Pretenders released their third single, "Brass In Pocket". It was backed by "Nervous But Shy" and an instrumental called "Swinging London". Only the A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The other two tracks were non-LP tracks. The single reached the #1 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the #14 spot on the U.S. singles chart. The Hereford, England punk/new wave band, fronted by Ohio-raised Chrissie Hynde, is still performing.



Wikipedia: The Pretenders

A Fansite: pretendersarchives.com

Video: The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket - youtube

Blogload: The Pretenders - debut album - musiclossless.blogspot.com

Wire - Mannequin

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On this date in 1977, Wire released their debut single, "Mannequin". It was backed by "Feeling Called Love" and "12XU". All three tracks appeared on their debut album, Pink Flag. The London punk/post-punk band went on hiatus in 1980 and the band members worked on other projects. They re-formed in 1985 and have been on and off ever since.



Wikipedia: Wire

Official Website: pinkflag.com

Blogload: Wire - Pink Flag - pukeskywalker.blogspot.com

Brutality, Religion And A Dance Beat

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On this date in 1977, Big In Japan and The Chuddy Nuddies released a combined 7 inch record called Brutality, Religion And A Dance Beat. Big In Japan's contribution was "Big In Japan". The Chuddy Nuddies' contribution was "Do The Chad". This was the first release by Big In Japan but technically not The Chuddy Nuddies' debut. Because of contractual obligations to Stiff Records, this was an alias for The Yachts who had already released one single under their real name. Big In Japan, a Liverpool, England punk band, later included Budgie (of Siouxsie and The Banshees) and Holly Johnson (of Frankie Goes To Hollywood) and released only one other single. The Yachts, a Liverpool, England power pop/new wave band disbanded in 1981 with two albums and ten singles to their credit under their real name. J.J. Campbell went on to It's Immaterial. Martin Dempsey went on to Pink Military.



Wikipedia: Big In Japan

Wikipedia: The Yachts

Blogload: Brutality, Religion And A Dance Beat - 7 inch (both sides) - isksp.blogspot.com

1980's L.A. Punk Rock

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I found this great piece of history. The site contains a lot of pix, vids and some music in crappy "Real media player" format. (hint: just come back to The P5 and search for the bands).

Read This: 1980s L.A. Punk Rock - www.tvparty.com:

"TVparty presents found articles circa 1980-85 written by Billy Eye and Judy Zee from Data-Boy, a gay entertainment magazine published in Hollywood.

These articles chronicle the avante garde bands coming up through the Los Angeles Punk and New Wave club scene during that key period. They read like a diary in the lives of these young clubgoers and the burgeoning scene they covered."


Bands mentioned include:
Fear, The Germs, Go-Go's, Motley Crue, TSOL, Missing Persons, Wall of Voodoo and more.

The Lords Of The New Church - Russian Roulette

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On this date in 1982, The Lords Of The New Church released their third single, "Russian Roulette". The B side was "Young Don't Cry". The A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The post-punk band consisted of punk veterans Stiv Bators (The Dead Boys), Brian James (The Damned), Dave Treganna (Sham 69) and Nick Turner (The Barracudas). They disbanded in 1989.



Wikipedia: The Lords Of The New Church

Unofficial Website: angelsinexile.i12.com/lords

Video: The Lords Of The New Church - Russian Roulette - live - 1984 - youtube

Blogload: The Lords Of The New Church - debut album - sonsofthedolls.blogspot.com

The Human League - Mirror Man

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On this date in 1982, The Human League released their eleventh single, "Mirror Man". It was backed by "You Remind Me Of Gold". Both tracks appeared on their third EP, Fascination! (which was really a six-track mini-album). The single reached the #2 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the #30 spot on the U.S. singles chart. At the time, the Sheffield, England band were a six-piece unit. They are still active but are a three piece band now.



Wikipedia: The Human League

Official Website: league-online.com

Video: The Human League - Mirror Man - on Top Of The Pops - 1983 - youtube

Blogload: The Human League - Fascination! EP - the-80s-on-adhd.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Ian Craig Marsh of Heaven 17 and The Human League turns 53 today!


Heaven 17, left to right, Ian Craig Marsh , Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware

Wikipedia: Heaven 17

Unofficial Website: heaven17.de

Video: Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement - 1981 - youtube

Blogload: The Best Of Heaven 17 - boppingelf.blogspot.com

The Wipers - Youth Of America

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On this date in 1981, The Wipers released their second album, Youth Of America. It was a six song album with "Taking Too Long", "Can This Be", "Pushing the Extreme", "When Its Over", "No Fair" and "Youth of America" as the tracks, none of which were offered up as singles. The album was expanded when re-released on CD. Their sound changed somewhat by the late '80's and were a major influence on the grunge sound that surfaced in the Northwest U.S. They disbanded in 2001.



Wikipedia: The Wipers

Official Website: zenorecords.com/wipers

Blogload: The Wipers - Youth Of America - last-train-tocool.blogspot.com

Hell Comes To Your House

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On this date in 1981, Bemisbrain Records released a compilation of U.S. punk and deathrock bands. Among those featured were 45 Grave, Social Distortion, Red Cross and Christian Death. The album was called Hell Comes To Your House.



Blogload: Hell Comes To Your House - compilation - isksp.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Andy Partridge of XTC turns 56 today!


XTC, left to right:
Terry Chambers, Dave Gregory, Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding

Wikipedia: XTC

Official Website: xtcidearecords.co.uk

Video: XTC - Generals & Majors - live - 1980 - youtube

Blogload: XTC - Fossil Fuel - The XTC Singles 1977-92 - goldenbrown77.blogspot.com

Six Minute War - More Short Songs

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On this date in 1980, Six Minute War released their second EP, More Short Songs. It contained the tracks, "Nurses", "Youth Culture", "Protect And Survive", "So Sad", "Guitarist" and "Sell Out". The Surrey, England punk band disbanded in 1981 after a few EP's.

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Blogload: Six Minute War - More Short Songs - rarepunk.blogspot.com

M - Official Secrets

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On this date in 1980, M released their fifth single, "Official Secrets". It was backed by "Maniac". Both tracks appeared on their second album, The Official Secrets Act. The single reached the #64 spot on the U.K. singles chart. Robin Scott's new wave act, M, would never recapture the success of their second single, "Pop Musik". The Croydon, England new wave band disbanded in 1981.



Wikipedia: M

Robin "M" Scott's Website: robinscott.org

Blogload: M - The Official Secrets Act - the-80s-on-adhd.blogspot.com

Live At The 101 - Warts 'N' All

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On this date in 1980, Polydor, through one of their independent divisions, released a compilation of various up and coming artists performing live at The 101 Club in London. Among those featured were Thompson Twins and Mechanics. The album was called Live At The 101 - Warts 'N' All.



Blogload: Live At The 101 - Warts 'N' All - compilation - funderglass.blogspot.com

Dark Day - Exterminating Angel

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On this date in 1980, Dark Day released their debut album, Exterminating Angel. It contained the single, "Trapped". The New York City no wave band included ex-DNA vocalist Robin Crutchfield and ex-Tuxedomoon saxaphonist Steve Brown. They disbanded in 1982 but Robin Crutchfield resurrected the band as a solo project in 1999.



Blogload: Dark Day - Exterminating Angel - commercialzone.blogspot.com

Art Objects - Showing Off To Impress The Girls

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On this date in 1980, Art Objects released their second and final single, "Showing Off To Impress The Girls". It was backed by a live track, "Our Silver Sister". The A side appeared on their only album, Bagpipe Music. The B side was added as a bonus when it was re-released on CD. While the single failed to chart, the album did reach the #19 spot on the U.K. indie albums chart. The Bristol, U.K. post-punk band was hard to describe. It was like poetry set to music, kind of like some of The Fall's work, but not exactly. When the band disbanded after two singles and one album, Gerard Langley formed The Blue Aeroplanes.



Blogload: Art Objects - Bagpipe Music - mutant-sounds.blogspot.com

Snakefinger - Chewing Hides The Sound

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On this date in 1979, Snakefinger released his debut album, Chewing Hides The Sound. It contained the singles, "The Model" and "What Wilbur?". Snakefinger was actually London post punk musician Philip Charles Lithman. Under the name Snakefinger, he released five studio albums before dying of a heart attack on July 1, 1987. His close association with The Residents were a major influence on them and vice versa. He played for years with them live and contributed in the studio.



Wikipedia: Snakefinger

Blogload: Snakefinger - Chewing Hides The Sound - thethingonthedoorstep.blogspot.com

Headache - Can't Stand Still

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On this date in 1977, Headache released their debut single, "Can't Stand Still". It was backed by "No Reason For Your Call". The London punk band never released anything else.



Blogload: Headache - Can't Stand Still - 7 inch (both sides) - 7inchpunk.com

The Panik - It Won't Sell

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On this date in 1977, The Panik released their only contribution to vinyl, an EP called It Won't Sell. It was a three song product with "Modern Politics", "Urban Damnation" and "Murder" as its offerings. The Manchester contemporaries of Joy Division almost had Ian Curtis as their singer before he decided to continue with his current band, Warsaw, which became Joy Division. The Panik's drummer, Steve B'Dale had been in Stiff Kittens, the band that became Warsaw and, eventually, Joy Division.



Blogload: The Panik - It Won't Sell 7 inch (all three tracks) - punknotprofit.blogspot.com

Lockjaw - Radio Call Sign

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On this date in 1977, Lockjaw released their debut single, "Radio Call Sign". It was backed by "The Young Ones". The West Sussex, England punk band recorded two singles before disbanding. Bassist Andy Septic (Simon Gallup) would later join The Cure.



Wikipedia: Lockjaw

Blogload: Lockjaw - Radio Call Sign - 7 inch (both sides) - hangoverhard.blogspot.com

The Wasps - Teenage Treats

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On this date in 1977, The Wasps released their debut single, "Teenage Treats". It was backed by "She Made Magic". The London punk band released only two singles before disbanding in 1979 without a studio album to their credit.



Blogload: The Wasps - Punkyronics - a compilation - punknotprofit.blogspot.com

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome

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On this date in 1984, Frankie Goes To Hollywood had the #1 album in the U.K., Welcome To The Pleasuredome.



Wikipedia: Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Official Website: fgth.org.uk

Video: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes -from Welcome To The Pleasuredome - youtube

Blogload: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome - jake-and-elwood-88.blogspot.com

Play Dead - Propaganda

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On this date in 1982, Play Dead released their third single, "Propaganda". It was backed by a different mix of the feature track. The A side appeared on their debut album, The First Flower. The B side was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The Essex, England post punk/goth band was a regular at The Bat Cave in London. They disbanded in 1986 after three studio albums and several live albums.



Wikipedia: Play Dead

Unofficial Website: companyofjustice.com

Blogload: Play Dead - The First Flower - juliavalentine.blogspot.com

Flipper - Get Away

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On this date in 1982, Flipper released their third single, "Get Away". It was backed by "The Old Lady That Swallowed The Fly". The A side appeared on their second long-play, a live cassette-only release called Blow'n Chunks. Neither track appeared in studio form on an album. The San Francisco hardcore punk band disbanded in 1987 after two studio albums, some live material and several singles. Lead singer Will Shatter died of a drug overdose in 1988. They re-formed a few times afterwards and are together now.



Wikipedia: Flipper

A Fansite: finsite.de

Video: Flipper - Get Away - on TV - 1983 - youtube

Blogload: Flipper - Sex Bomb Baby! - a compilation - pukeskywalker.blogspot.com

Weekend - La Variete

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On this date in 1982, Weekend released their debut album, La Variete. It contained the single, "Drum Beat For Baby". The London post punk band was formed by Allison Statton after Young Marble Giants disbanded. Weekend was over in 1983 after one album and a few singles.



Wikipedia: Weekend

Blogload: Weekend - la Variete - amorloucobr.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Frank Maudsley of A Flock Of Seagulls turns 51 today!


A Flock Of Seagulls, left to right:
Ali Score, Paul Reynolds, Mike Score and Frank Maudsley.

Wikipedia: A Flock Of Seagulls

A Fansite: afosfanclub.com

Video: A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song - 1982 - youtube

Blogload: The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls - indiesoundsforall.blogspot.com

The Prats - General Davis

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On this date in 1981, The Prats released their fourth single, "General Davis". It was backed by "The Alliance". The single reached the #20 spot on the U.K. indie singles chart. None of their singles appeared on an album. In fact, the Edinburgh, Scotland teenage punk band did not release an album before they disbanded in 1981.



Wikipedia: The Prats

Unofficial Website: homepage.mac.com/emclaug1/theprats

Blogload: The Prats - "General Davis" - theholdingtank.blogspot.com

The Rockats - Live At The Ritz

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On this date in 1981, The Rockats released their debut album, Rockats Live At The Ritz. As the name implies, it was a live album recorded at The Ritz in New York City. The New York City rockabilly band is still recording and performing.



Official Website: therockats.com

Blogload: Rockats - Live At The Ritz - lasllamasdelrockandroll.blogspot.com

Poly Styrene - Translucence

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On this date in 1980, Poly Styrene released her debut solo album, Translucence. It included the single, "Talk In Toytown". Poly Styrene had formerly been the lead singer of X-Ray Spex. After a brief solo career, she became a Hare Krishna and her musical career slowed considerably. She reunited with X-Ray Spex in 1995 to release the band's second album, Conscious Consumer, their first since 1978.



Wikipedia: Poly Styrene

Blogload: Poly Styrene - Translucence - rho-xs.blogspot.com

Visage - Fade To Grey

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On this date in 1980, Visage released their third single, "Fade To Grey". It was backed by "The Steps". Both tracks appeared on their self-titled debut album. The single reached the #8 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave band, at this time, also included Midge Ure and Rusty Egan, formerly of The Rich Kids. Midge Ure was the soon-to-be frontman of Ultravox. They disbanded in 1984 after three albums.



Wikipedia: Visage

Video: Visage - Fade To Grey - youtube

Blogload: Visage - debut album - nrrules.blogspot.com

The B-52's - Strobe Light

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On this date in 1980, The B-52's released their ninth single, "Strobe Light". It was backed by "Dirty Back Road". Both tracks appeared on their second album, Wild Planet. The Athens, Georgia new wave quintet was reduced to a foursome after the death of Ricky Wilson but have continued on and recently released a new album.



Wikipedia: The B-52's

Official Website: astralwerks.com/b-52s

Blogload: The B-52's - Wild Planet - overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com

Classix Nouveaux - Nasty Little Green Men

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On this date in 1980, Classix Nouveaux released their second single, "Nasty Little Green Men". It was backed by "Test Tube Babies". Neither track appeared on an album but both were added to their debut, Night People, when it was re-released on CD. The London post punk/new wave band was formed when formed after Jak Airport and BP Hurding left X-Ray Spex. They disbanded in 1985.



Wikipedia: Classix Nouveaux

Blogload: Classix Nouveaux - Night People - jukebox-jp.blogspot.com

Lemons Kittens - Spoonfed + Writhing

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On this date in 1979, Lemon Kittens released their debut EP, Spoonfed + Writhing. It was seven songs squeezed onto a 7-inch record. The Reading, England experimental post punk band lasted until 1982 and had a series of guest musicians throughout their existence, one of which was Mark Perry of Alternative TV.



Wikipedia: Lemon Kittens

Blogload: Lemon Kittens - Spoonfed + Writhing - punkvinyls.blogspot.com

The Rezillos - Destination Venus

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On this date in 1978, The Rezillos released their fourth single, "Destination Venus". It was backed by "Mystery Action". Both tracks appeared on their second album, Mission Accomplished...But The Beat Goes On, but in live form. Both tracks in studio form were included on a later retrospective called Can't Stand The Rezillos: The (Almost) Complete Rezillos. The single reached the #43 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Edinburgh, Scotland punk/new wave band disbanded in 1978. Eugene Reynolds and Faye Fife re-formed under the name The Revillos (due to contractual obligations, they could not use the name "Rezillos"). Jo Callis and Simon Templar formed Shake. Not long afterwards, Jo Callis would join The Human League. The Rezillos have re-formed since.



Wikipedia: The Rezillos

Official Website: rezillos.com

Video: The Rezillos - Destination Venus - on Top Of The Pops - 1978 - youtube

Blogload: The Rezillos - Can't Stand The Rezillos - The (Almost) Complete Rezillos - and more -commercialzone.blogspot.com

The Dickies - Give It Back

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On this date in 1978, The Dickies released their third single, "Give It Back". The B side was "You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)" (which had already been released as a B side before). Both tracks appeared on their debut album, The Incredible Shrinking Dickies. The Los Angeles punk band is still performing.



Wikipedia: The Dickies

Official Website: thedickies.com

Blogload: The Incredible Shrinking Dickies - forestroxx.blogspot.com

The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope

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On this date in 1978, The Clash released their second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope. It included the singles, "Tommy Gun" (#19 U.K.) and "English Civil War" (#25 U.K.). The album reached the #2 spot on the U.K. albums chart. It was their first album released in the U.S. Their debut would be released in the U.S. in 1979. The London punk band disbanded in 1986. Mick Jones formed Big Audio Dynamite. Joe Strummer was involved in many projects until his death in 2002.



Also on this date, The Clash released their seventh single, "Tommy Gun". It was backed by "1-2 Crush On You". The A side was on their second album. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #19 spot on the U.K. singles chart.



Wikipedia: The Clash

Official Website: theclashonline.com

Video: The Clash - Tommy Gun - live - 1978 - youtube

Blogload: The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope - noxmp3.blogspot.com

999 - Homicide

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On this date in 1978, 999 released their sixth single, "Homicide". It was backed by "Soldier". The A side appeared on their second album, Separates. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus track on a CD re-release. The single reached the #40 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk band originally broke up in 1982 but, after a few years off, re-formed. They are still active and still fronted by Nick Cash. The London punk band originally broke up in 1982 but, after a few years off, re-formed. They are still active and still fronted by Nick Cash.



Wikipedia: 999

Official Website: nineninenine.net

Video: 999 - Homicide - from Urgh! A Music War - youtube

Blogload: 999 - Separates - personalitycrisis-jura.blogspot.com

Wayne County and The Electric Chairs - Fuck Off

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On this date in 1977, The Electric Chairs released their second 7-inch record, "Fuck Off". It was backed by "On The Crest". Both tracks appeared on their second album, Blatantly Offenzive (really, an EP). The New York City punk band was fronted by Georgian born transsexual, Wayne County, and began life as simply The Electric Chairs. When the lead singer's notoriety became even bigger than the band, Wayne's name was prominently out front in the band's name. Supposedly, an operation in 1980 made him "Jayne" County, but he/she has claimed that the equipment was not altered.



Wikipedia: Wayne County & The Electric Chairs

Official Website: jaynecounty.com

Blogload: Wayne County and The Electric Chairs - Blatantly Offenzive - isksp.blogspot.com

The Nerves EP

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On this date in 1976, The Nerves released their self-titled debut EP. It contained "Hanging On The Telephone", "When You Find Out", "Give Me Some Time" and "Working Too Hard". This was the Los Angeles power pop band's only release while they were together (there were releases of older material distributed afterwards). "Hanging On The Telephone" would be a #5 U.K. hit for Blondie when they re-recorded it. The band included Peter Case, later of The Plimsouls, and Paul Collins, later of The Beat (The Paul Collins Beat).



Wikipedia: The Nerves

Blogload: The Nerves - debut EP - sonsofthedolls.blogspot.com

The Vibrators - We Vibrate and Pogo Dancing

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On this date in 1976, The Vibrators released their debut single, "We Vibrate". It was backed by "Whips And Furs". The B side appeared on their debut album, Pure Mania. The A side was a non-LP track. The London punk band has gone through numerous lineup changes but is still active. Lead singer, Knox, and drummer, Eddie, are still there from the original band.



Wikipedia: The Vibrators

Official Website: thevibrators.com

Blogload: The Vibrators - We Vibrate - 7 inch (both sides) - shortsharpkickintheteeth.blogspot.com


On this date, they also released a second single, credited to Chris Spedding & The Vibrators. The A side was "Pogo Dancing". The B side was "Pose". Neither track appeared on an LP. Chris Spedding was a Derbyshire, England rock guitarist and session musician.



Wikipedia: Chris Spedding

Official Website: chrisspedding.com

Video: Chris Spedding and The Vibrators - Pogo Dancing - on Supersonic - 1977 - youtube

Blogload: Chris Spedding and The Vibrators - "Pogo Dancing" - theholdingtank.blogspot.com

U.K. Subs - Shake Up The City

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On this date in 1982, U.K. Subs released their tenth 7-inch record, an EP called Shake Up The City. It contained "Self Destruct", "Police State (Part 1)" and "War Of The Roses". None of the tracks appeared on a regular album. The London punk band, originally called U.K. Subversives, is still led by Charlie Harper and shows no sign of slowing down.



Wikipedia: U.K. Subs

Official Website: uksubs.co.uk

Video: U.K. Subs - "Self Destruct", "War Of The Roses" and "Police State" - live - 1982 - youtube

Blogload: U.K. Subs - Shake Up The City EP - all three tracks - ferryconnor.blogspot.com

Music For Pleasure - Light

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On this date in 1982, Music For Pleasure released their third single, "Light". It was backed by "Malefice". The 12 inch version offered a third track, "Nostalgia". The A side and the 12-inch bonus track appeared on their debut album, Into The Rain. The other song was a non-LP track. The Leeds, England new wave band disbanded in 1985 after two albums and several singles.



Wikipedia: Music For Pleasure

Blogload: Music For Pleasure - Into The Rain - and more - mutant-sounds.blogspot.com

The Stranglers - La Folie

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On this date in 1981, The Stranglers released their sixth studio album, La Folie. It included the singles, "Golden Brown" (#2 U.K.), "Let Me Introduce You To The Family" (#42 U.K.) and "La Folie" (#47 U.K.). The Surrey, England punk/post punk band is still together but without their lead singer, Hugh Cornwell, since 1990.



Wikipedia: The Stranglers

Official Website: stranglers.net

Blogload: The Stranglers - La Folie - distantearthling.blogspot.com

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