Their new album 'Tin Can Trust' is due out on Aug. 3.
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Their new album 'Tin Can Trust' is due out on Aug. 3.
On this date in 1982, China Crisis reissued their debut single, "African And White". It had originally been released in January, 1982 and barely got noticed. This time, it was re-mixed and reached the #45 spot on the U.K. singles chart. It was backed by "Red Sails". Both songs appeared on their debut album, Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun To Entertain. The Kirkby, England new wave band disbanded in 1996 but has recently done some performing.
Wikipedia: China Crisis
Video: China Crisis - African And White - on TV - 1983 - youtube
Blogload: China Crisis - Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun To Entertain - yukies21-lu-odnyawib.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, Court Martial released their second and last EP, No Solution. Aside from the title track, it also included "Too Late" and "Take Control". The Bristol, England punk/Oi! band, originally called The Zeds when they formed in 1979, released two EP's in 1982 and then disappeared. They are back together again.
Blogload: Court Martial - No Solution EP - 666-musicforlife.blogspot.com
Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus and Love And Rockets turns 50 today.
Bauhaus, left to right:
David J, Daniel Ash, Peter Murphy and Kevin Haskins (seated)
Official Website: bauhausmusik.com
Video: Bauhaus - Kick In The Eye - live - 1982 - youtube
Blogload: Bauhaus - Singles 1979-1983 - nitrofiles.blogspot.com
Wikipedia: Love And Rockets
Official Website: loveandrockets.com
Video: Love And Rockets - Ball Of Confusion (1985) - youtube
Blogload: Sorted! - The Best Of Love And Rockets - and more - musicaparatusorejas2.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, The Prats released their debut record, an four track EP called 1990's Pop EP. It contained the tracks, "Disco Pope", "Nothing", "TV Set" and "Nobody Noticed". None of the tracks appeared on an album. In fact, the Edinburgh, Scotland teenage punk band did not release an album before they disbanded in 1981. A later posthumous album eventually was released years later.
Wikipedia: The Prats
Unofficial Website: homepage.mac.com/emclaug1/theprats
Blogload: The Prats - 1990's Pop EP - isksp.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, Toyah released their debut single, "Victims Of The Riddle". The B side was "Victims Of The Riddle (vivisection)". Both tracks appeared on the full album version of Sheep Farming In Barnet, originally released as an EP which did not carry either track. The Birmingham, England post punk/new wave band was fronted by Toyah Willcox. She stepped away from music in 1997 to concentrate more fully on her acting career but has resurfaced with her band in recent years.
Official Toyah Willcox Website: toyahwillcox.com
Video: Toyah - Victims Of The Riddle - live - date unknown - youtube
Blogload: Toyah - Sheep Farming In Barnet - nothing-b-t-d.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, The Flying Lizards released their second single, "Money". It was backed by "Money B" (a dub of "Money"). The 12 inch version included their debut single, "Summertime Blues" and "All Guitars". The A side and "Summertime Blues" were on the debut album while "All Guitars" had to wait until a later CD re-release to be added. The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the #50 spot in the U.S. The London experimental post punk band disbanded in 1984 with three albums, two EP's and several singles to their credit.
Wikipedia: The Flying Lizards
A Fansite: markallencam.com/theflyinglizards.html
Video: The Flying Lizards - Money - on Top Of The Pops - 1979 - youtube
Blogload: The Flying Lizards - debut album - totalwire.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, The Tourists re-released their second single, "The Loneliest Man In The World". It was backed by "Don't Get Left Behind". Both songs were included on their self-titled debut album. This was the second time the single was released. This second release was a re-recorded version that differed from the album version. The first time out, the single reached the #52 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The second time, the single reached the #32 spot. The London new wave band disbanded in 1980 after three albums. Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox would be starting a new band soon. They called it Eurythmics.
Wikipedia: The Tourists
Video: The Tourists - The Loneliest Man In The World - on Top Of The Pops - 1979 - youtube
Blogload: The Tourists - debut album - and more - powerpopcriminals.blogspot.com
On this date in 1978, Dead Kennedys made their live debut. It was at Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco, California.
Dead Kennedys, left to right:
Bruce Slesinger, Jello Biafra, Klaus Fluoride and East Bay Ray
Wikipedia: Dead Kennedys
Official Website: deadkennedys.com
Video: Dead Kennedys - california Uber Alles - live - 1979 - youtube
Blogload: Dead Kennedys - Demos - 1978 - live-bootleg.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, The Desperate Bicycles released their second single, "The Medium Was Tedium". It was backed by "Don't Back The Front". They released one album, The Remorse Code, in 1979, but neither of these tracks appeared on it. The London punk band disbanded in 1981 after one album, four singles and one EP.
Wikipedia: The Desperate Bicycles
Blogload: The Desperate Bicycles - The Medium Was Tedium - 7 inch (both tracks) - and much more - derekerdman.com