Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Three Johns - Atom Drum Bop


Here's another request: the first LP of The Three Johns.
If you did like the 12"s posted before, you'll definitely like this one.
Track 9 originally by Carlton B. Morgan (who??), who's original version appears on a MLP released on CNT in 1983.
Rock n' Roll Versus Thaatchiism !!

Atom Drum Bop LP (Abstract Records-ABT 010-1984)
1. Teenage Nightingales To Wax
2. Do Not Cross The Line
3. 3 Junk
4. Firepits
5. No Place
6. Dr. Freedom
7. Missing
8. Sun Of Mud
9. The Devil's Music (Merry At Their Toil)
10. (Class War)

Atom Drum Bop

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

the johns at their best. great stuff, thanks.x

jess said...

hey, luv your blog! are you familiar w/ LULU KISS ME DEAD? AN 80'S BAND signed on beggars banquet/situation two. i've been searching for their song 'spades' for so long now. do you know them? please post if you have it.

Curious Guy said...

Hello Jes,
sorry, don't have Lulu Kiss Me Dead. I tried to look for this one but I can only find the 7" version for sale and the track you mention is off course the extra track on the 12" version. Seems to be very rare. There seems to be another 12" of this band called 'Speak To Me'.
Looking forward to your blog!

julio said...

hi,

great post, the johns rule. been hearing the world by storm a lot, its top of paranoia pop of the 80's. do ya have something by siglo xx? they were on pias on late eighties doing a fine brew of positive band. got a cassete of their one album but never got nothin o' em in the net. if you can help me with this...

best regards,

julio

Anonymous said...

this is a great blog! thanks.

Anonymous said...

thank you very much.I was looking for this.

Slobodan Burgher said...

Yes cheers!

Curious Guy said...

Thank you all for the appreciation!
Julio, I have some Siglo XX but only the early 80's stuff when they sounded a bit like Joy Division.

Anonymous said...

Great post!! Only one thing.....I can 't open the file zip 'cause file is corrupted (as the message says....). Can you give me some more?
Lys

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Great blog, have you any Wasted Youth, not the metal band, but the 80's Velvets obssesed East Londoners ?

julio said...

would be goood have something from siglo xx anyway.if you could post it someday in the future, i would be very happy.oh, i wrote it wrong: wanna say "positive punk band"...

thanks,


julio.

Curious Guy said...

Anyone else who has the problem of the file being corrupted? Please let me know.
Nuzz, sorry don't have any UK Wasted Youth.
To Julio; we called bands like Siglo XX 'cold wave' overhere :) . Still need to rip some of their records.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. please next post "The World by storm"

Harold said...

I had the same corrupt file problem. Thanks for the great posts!

Anonymous said...

please, post in future The Three Johns - The World by storm.
Txs

Curious Guy said...

Don't have the 'World By Storm' of The Three Johns. Maybe in the future.

julio said...

oh, fine, this positive punk is a thing of brazil. they love the expression here. was useful to escape the "gothic" connection. ya know, the sun, tropics, some people see as bad for you to love "down" music...

well, thanks for the attention and feedback! wanna ask: do ya have the second layer album? it´s a project from adrian borland, of "the sound" fame. it´s still rock, but they use drum machines and hard distortion on the guitars. i have this and could upload and send the link for ya to a post, as i myself wont have a blog. say if you think it's a good idea...

Curious Guy said...

Hello Julio,
i have the Second Layer album on CD with the extra tracks from their EP's. I like it a lot. Maybe I'll post it later.
Siglo XX up next!
Positive punk? Gothic? Cold wave? Deathrock? It's all just giving names. I don't care that much about it. Maybe just better to call it all postpunk :)
I personally think that positive punk/gothic was more of an English thing. Deathrock was the US name. In Europe the bands were more influenced by Joy Division/The Cure(early) and got the cold wave tag.
Take care.

Pope Leo said...

Thanks for the Johns. You have a fantastic blog. Some of these bands bring back great memories. The obscure ones are fascinating. This post-punk era seems to be largely forgotten, except for the Rough Trade related bands. I was at the 3 Johns show that was recorded for the Live at Chicago Lp. Does anyone have that handy?
Keep up with the great work. Cheers.

Curious Guy said...

Hello Pope Leo,
thanx for the comment. Don't have the Live In Chicago. In fact, I'm not really into live albums :)
Maybe someone else can upload it??

John Liedown said...

Carlton B Morgan is a Newport musician & cartooist, long time mate of Jon Langford.

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Anonymous said...

Thanx for this stuff - not heard any of it in a LONG time! IBx

robin said...

The Three Johns always had their hearts in the right place and only sometimes managed to produce a good tune. But when they did!

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!