Sunday, March 02, 2014
UK postpunk band Geschlecht Akt only released this 12" on cult label Criminal Damage. Nothing spectacular but if you dig other bands on Criminal Damage, it's worth hearing.
I have no info on the band but I think the drummer went to play for The Men They Couldn't Hang.
The name of the band is German for intercourse and looking at the title of the record and the song titles I suppose the lyrics have an erotic twist.
Foreplay 12" (Criminal Damage Records-CRI 12-119-1984)
1. Miss Fortune
2. Libido Twist
Geschlecht Akt (320)
Geschlecht Akt (FLAC)
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Great comp. album on Nate Starkman & Son of US indie/underground artists.
Dark Arts is actually Stephanie Payne. Her first release 'A Long Way To Brigadoon' has been posted here before. Two albums followed in the 90's, the 'Carnival Of Lost Souls' and 'Something Once Whispered To Cava'.
Marnie was a member of Party Boys but later went solo. Her first album 'You Hurt Me' is well worth tracking down despite being hard-to-find these days. Two more albums followed in the 90's which I never heard before. In 2004 a kind of best of comp. was released containing the songs of The October Country.
Autumnfair was a dark postpunk band from ther late 80's. A 10" was released in 1990. In 2002 Mobilization released a discography CD although 'Naomi' is not on it.
The Soul Brothers can also be found on the 'Viva Los Angeles II' comp. They released a few cassette-only albums.
V/A The October Country LP (Nate Starkman & Son-We Buy 6-1988)
1. Dark Arts - Egeria
2. Marnie - The Courtesan
3. Marnie - Shanghai My Heart
4. Autumnfair - Naomi
5. Dark Arts - These Are Made Of Love
6. Soul Brothers - Tuesday Morning
7. Soul Brothers - I Buried Paul
8. Autumnfair - Black Spring
The October Country (320)
The October Country - Side A (FLAC)
The October Country - Side B (FLAC)
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Sole release of Rhythm And Faith, issued on Future Records in 1983.
Rhythm And Faith's origins lie in Italy as two members of postpunk band Style Syndrome moved to the UK to form a new band. Both Anna and Stefano felt that Style Syndrome was getting nowhere in their homeland so they decided to move to the UK to get more recognition. Not that this helped a lot as I don't think Rhythm And Faith lasted for a long time. To be honest, I don't think that the UK was waiting for another Siouxsie & The Banshees as the songs of Rhythm And Faith remind me a lot of them.
On this 12" they had the help of Rab, drummer of punk band The Wall.
Style Syndrome never officially released anything back in the day (except contributing a track to the 'Gathered' comp.), but there's an album of remastered demo tape recordings released in 2012 on Synthetic Shadows (vinyl) and Infrastition (CD).
Time To Run 12" (Future Records-12 FS 8-1983)
1. Time To Run
2. Young Too Young Girl
3. When The Wind Blows Love Will Die
Rhythm And Faith (320)
Rhythm And Faith (FLAC)
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Got a request to post something of US band Deception Bay. I only have their first self-titled mini-album from 1989.
Deception Bay already existed from 1984 as Independent Project released a 10" of early recordings in 1991.
Long, repetitive songs with a gloomy atmosphere reminding the early Factory bands, especially Section 25.
Deception Bay released another album in 1991 'My Color Flag' and then seemed to disappear.
Deception Bay MLP (Independent Project Records-IPR 22-1989)
1. Since You Followed
2. Hook This Chain
3. Not Far From This
5. For The Season
Deception Bay (320)
Deception Bay - Side A (FLAC)
Deception Bay - Side B (FLAC)
Friday, January 31, 2014
Clothilde of Cheshire Cat (The Bouncing) asked for some promo on her band. Cheshire Cat (The Bouncing) are from Lille, France and only has two members, one on drums and one on bass and vocals. No guitar or keyboards but the band really doesn't need those. Great basslines and vocals create a minimalist but nice postpunk sound. Stated on their bandcamp page, they are influenced by punk, garage and the 80's batcave bands.
Cheshire Cat (The Bouncing) released an album 'Shows Its Tail' in 2012 on Alone Prod. Download has an extra song with Jacquy Bitch (Neva).
Listen on Bandcamp.
There's more links to be found on that page as well.
Clothilde has a site with her artwork as well:
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Originally posted by Rainy Day Sponge on Lost-In-Tyme. Managed to find a copy myself some years ago. My copy is the US pressing with different artwork then the Greek version(on Nate Starkman & Son). Both are not so easy to find.
Prior to the album, Man From Missouri released a 10" flexi posted here before (includes one song not on the album).
Those interested in indie/underground stuff on Independent Project and Nate Starkman & Son definitely need to listen to it.
Check the links for more info on Man From Missouri.
Note: tracks 8 & 9 are ripped as one track.
Man From Missouri LP (self-released-1986)
1. Cover Tailor
2. Eat My Iron
3. American Dogs
5. No Title
7. Labor Day
8. No Title
9. Bwayer Tatalingus Debate
Man From Missouri (320)
Man From Missouri (FLAC-Side A)
Man From Missouri (FLAC-Side B)
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Spahn Ranch were from Detroit, MI and released 'Thickly Settled' on Insight, the label run by Eric Cope of Glorious Din. Not to be confused with the 90's band from LA.
Don't think they were Manson worshippers but the music feels like an introduction to some obscure cult. Cool mix of psyche and postpunk.
From their MySpace:
Spahn Ranch was formed in August of 1986 in Detroit, MI. Although the name would suggest a connection with the Manson Murders, the band had no affiliation. In it's infancy, the band played in many local venues on the bill with various local bands. Quickly a strong following developed, which immediately precipitated a self titled cassette release of six tracks on the Ikthus Network label. After having missed their own billing at a show, the band was introduced to Eric Cope of Insight Records from San Francisco, CA. He offered them a contract with Insight after reviewing their cassette and video work. The band accepted and began recording their first LP, 'Thickly Settled' in California where they were welcomed by receptive audiences. 'Thickly Settled' was hailed as one of the best albums of the year by England's Underground Magazine, and also met favorable reception in the U.S. of A. None of the members of Spahn Ranch had any formal music training and had not played an instrument prior to forming the group. "The sound they create is tense and raw, not polished to distract from the music itself. Drummer Odell Nails lays down a thick, almost tribal drum beat, accompanied by Hobey Echlin's bass foundation for the music. Guitarist Brad Horowitz adds the energetic, consuming guitar melodies, changing the tunings for each song in order to make no two sets alike. Bob Sterner's vocals with a touch of folk influence, mesh with the instrumental sounds that give the finished product, intense music which envelopes and audience."
Odell and Hobey played in shoegaze band Majesty Crush in the 90's. Recently Odell also plays with Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins).
This album was originally posted on Lost In Tyme.
Thickly Settled LP (Insight-SR-1291987-1987)
2. Lo & Behold
3. Echoes Of The Day
4. Wonder And Perish
6. Each Time Centered
9. Count Down
10. Thickly Settled
Thickly Settled (320)
Thickly Settled - A (FLAC)
Thickly Settled - B (FLAC)
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Wish you all the best for 2014. This blog has been quite inactive the last year. I'm planning to post some records of blogs that are deleted/inactive. I ripped the records from my own collection.
Here's the second release of German postpunk band Cyan Revue, with Tobias Gruben (Die Erde, Heroina) on vocals, who sadly passed away in 1996. Originally posted on the Fritz Die Spinne blog but now deleted (hope you're doing fine Fritz!).
The other albums of Cyan Revue are posted here as well (mp3 only). Both are great as well.
Sleeve scan taken from the net as Windows ICE refused to do a decent job with the front cover.
Cyan Revue - Four Wounds LP (Yellow Ltd.-EFA 2205-1986)
2. Permanent Days
4. We Dive
5. The Retire
6. In Distant Lands
7. The Unknown
8. Procez (The Strain)
Four Wounds (320)
Four Wounds - Side A (FLAC)
Four Wounds - Side B (FLAC)