Sunday, January 31, 2010

Silent Rite - Greatest Show 7"

Only release I know of this German wave band. Their sound has nothing in common with NDW but is more inspired by UK postpunk.
Not much info to be found on Silent Rite except that bassplayer Lee Self also played in The Beauty Contest, Montanablue, Tanzplagen and occasionally for Kastrierte Philosophen.
This 7" was released on a small label called 46 Records. They also released records by Die Hornissen, Quick Culture and Alvi & The Alviettes.
'Benediction' is a live recording.

Greatest Show 7" (46 Records-PA 5102-1983)
1. Greatest Show
2. Benediction

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Partly Cloudy - Excess Verbiage LP

A nice follow-up to the latest post. Kindly donated by Rainy Day Sponge.
This rare and great album was also posted on Lost-In-Tyme but for those who missed it, here is your chance to get it.
Not many info on this band. RDS compares them to Algebra Suicide or XeX but with a far richer sound as they use other instruments besides synths.
A second album was intended to be released in 1990 but never happened.

Excess Verbiage LP (Forecast Records-FR 50-1987)
1. Bus Ride
2. Sunlight
3. Violated By Pretension
4. City
5. Postcard
6. You Blew It
7. Big Trouble
8. Revelation
9. Relic Revival
10. Melodrama
11. Unhallowed Ground
12. Lizards
13. Nice Time
14. Fucked

Partly Cloudy

Sunday, January 17, 2010

V/A Viva Los Angeles II 2xLP

As requested here's the seminal 2nd volume of the Viva Los Angeles series. Released in Italy on Viva Records in 1990, this album represents what was going on in the late 80's in LA.
There's enough info on bands like Drowning Pool, 17 Pygmies, Kommunity FK, Savage Republic or Fourwaycross so let's write a bit more on the lesser known acts.
Afterimage was a postpunk band that released a 12" and 7" on their own Contagion label in the early 80's. A few more records followed. This track is more of a Daniel Voznick solo effort.
Gothic Hut released their first album in 1982 on Posh Boy. Later releases on their own Show Me label. Nic Greene of The Blue Daisies and Blissed Out Fatalists was also a member of the band for a while but doesn't appear on the track here.
Marnie was a member of the Party Boys. Here she delivers the title track of her great debut album which she recorded together with Philip Drucker (Savage Republic, 17 Pygmies).
Red Temple Spirits were a psychedelic goth band with William Faircloth as frontman who was also in Minsitry Of Love. Two albums and one 7" on Independent Project and Fundamental/Nate Starkman & Son.
Partly Cloudy released one (hard-to-find) album 'Excess Verbiage' in 1987. A second album was announced but never released.
Trotsky Icepick were a noise rock band with albums on SST Records.
Shiva Burlesque did two albums: one for Nate Starkman & Son , the second one on Fundamental.
Scott Fraser did 3 albums on Fun Music of which the 1st two are cassette only.
Radwaste (ex-100 Flowers) and The Rub are both bands from the Happy Squid label.
The Soul Brothers also appeared on the 'The October Country' comp. album on Nate Starkman & Son. They also released a few cassette albums.
Mark Nine was also a member of Ministry Of Love and Afterimage.
In The Distance is a collaboration of A Produce and Pierre Lambow, both artists from the Trance Port label.
Viva Los Angeles II was released in 1990 on double LP and CD. This is the vinyl version. Comes with a booklet with more info on the bands, including discographies.

V/A Viva Los Angeles II 2xLP (Viva Records-REVI 005-1990)
1. Drowning Pool - The Italian Pop Song
2. Afterimage - Out Of Breath
3. Gothic Hut - Rio
4. Marnie - Songs Hurt Me
5. Red Temple Spirits - Rollercoaster
6. 17 Pygmies - Under The Freeway
7. Kommunity FK - Is It Your Face
8. Partly Cloudy - Jihad
9. Trotsky Icepick - This Car Is Not Blue
10. Shiva Burlesque - Arabesque
11. Scott Fraser - The Cool Shades
12. Radwaste - War Of The Roses (P.K.'s Mix)
13. The Rub - A Thousand Days
14. The Soul Brothers - Du Bist Käse
15. Savage Republic - Valetta
16. Mark Nine - Sun And Shadows
17. Fourwaycross - Let It Come Down
18. In The Distance - Migration

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Bachelors Of Art - This Tribal Courthouse LP

Unknown female-fronted goth band from Columbia, SC.
Strong song material but the production could be much better. The drums sound weak and the overall sound is quite muddy. Too bad. But don't let that be a reason not to download it.
The lyrics to 'Talking Of Michelangelo' and 'I'll Come Back' are taken from "The Wasteland and Other Poems" by T.S. Eliot.
Last song is an instrumental.

This Tribal Courthouse LP (Black And Blue Records-BA-1286-1986)
1. The Run
2. Descend Again
3. The Desert
4. Talking Of Michelangelo
5. Shuffling & Mumbling
6. Three Cornered Plot
7. I'll Come Back
8. Eshu's Effigy

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Cold Dance - No Glamour In Industry 7"

Got a request through discogs for this one. Didn't know that this 7" wasn't posted before.
This is the 1st record by Cold Dance. They did two 7"s for Xcentric Noise Records, known for releasing international punk/hardcore records. But the label also released some interesting goth bands from the Hull area like Luddites, Quel Dommage, Cold Dance and Punctured Tough Guy.
All of these are getting pretty hard to find especially the Punctured Tough Guy 7" and the 2nd Cold Dance 7". But if you want to check out these, go here and here.

Welcome to 2010!

No Glamour In Industry 7" (Xcentric Noise Records-FIFTH 1-1984)
1. Choice
2. Influence
3. Then + Now

Cold Dance