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Sunday, 23 March 2008

A SUNDAY SELECTION OF SEVEN SCRATCHY 7" VINYL SINGLES + B-Sides FOR YER EARS.































Starting off procedings we have
THE BATFISH BOYS
with Justine. Their singer Simon D used to be in ‘Goth Gods’ The March Violets. Goth this aint, think sleazy grubby rock’n’roll in the same vayne as Zodiac Mindwarp. For the second of the seven I give you
THE WATERBOYS
This debut single A Girl Called Johnny by Mike Scott’s new band after Another Pretty Face and Funhouse, may or may not be about Johnny Thunders and/or Patti Smith (a couple of his heroes) a great single featuring some beautiful sax blowing. Next up it's
TWINK ex Social Deviant and Pink Fairie with a blast of like the title Psychedelic Punkaroo suggests Psychedelic/Punk. You wouldn’t expect anything less of the fella would ya? Following swiftly on is The Stand by THE ALARM Often dismissed as “Clash copyists” This is a great single, with a great b-side, their finest moment? Now it' time to Git Down (Shake Your Thang) with GAYE BYKERS ON ACID Brilliant name! Brilliant single! A drug addled Punk/Metal/Experimental/Dance car crash of a record. Next on the agenda we have TENPOLE TUDOR The irrepressible Eddie Tenpoles first outing since his work with the Sex Pistols. This is a far better affair. Pub Rock, Punk Rock, like it says on the tin; Real Fun. Finally but by no means least it's the CUDDLY TOYS with It's A Shame. These Glam Romantic chaps are no strangers to this blog, so not much more to say about 'em really.

4 comments:

J.N said...

Thank you so much for this post! A lot of good bands anyone remember today.

Gaye bikers on acid as one example that I first heard of when I saw them as special guests to Ramones in 1987 and they where good.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for the Batfish Boys, Nuzz. A really good band.
Saw them at Dingwalls, and supporting Zodiac at the Boston Arms around ‘86.
Used to have their 12’ single Not Enough Blue with a cover of the garage classic Are You Gonna Be There (At the love in) on the b side.
Simon used to wear this leather jacket with what looked like part of a dead Yak sewn onto the back of it (!).

Great days.

Pipeline

Anonymous said...

Ha! Just noticed the Record and Tape Exchange price sticker on the Cuddly Toys single sleeve.

They were buggers to get off.

Pipeline

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Cheers j.n, pipeline, glad you liked some of the selection,got some more gaye bykers I might post at a later date. I used to have more Batfish Boys pipeline, I'll have to go through my record boxes again see if I've missed anything, yeah those stickers, fatal try taking 'em off and they took half the cover with 'em. Great place to get vinyl though, well it was in the early 80's, dunno about now.