Sunday, October 23, 2011

V/A Bites & Stabs LP

 First comp. album released on Torment Records, the label of The Second Coming. A collection of bands from Surrey and the area around.
As with all compilations, this one has outstanding stuff and less interesting ones.
Party Day, The Second Coming and Silent Scream are the best ones here and you can find all their other releases in my archives. Monk De Wally De Honk and Fractured Echo (track taken from a 3-track 7") are OK too. Don't care too much for the other bands.
The second comp. "Torn In Two" will follow soon.

V/A Bites & Stabs LP (Torment Records-TOR 1-1985)
1. Party Day - Borderline
2. The Juvies - Breakin' It Up
3. Mr. Pye - Face And Hands
4. Silent Scream - Shimmering
5. Mark Jackson - I'm So Arty
6. The Second Coming - Scarecrows
7. No Picnic - Shipwrecked
8. Swing - I'm Unwilling
9. Fractured Echo - Tunnel
10. Monk De Wally De Honk - D-Day
11. The Second Coming - Thorns

Bites & Stabs

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Metal Doughnut Band - s/t 12"

 Here's one for the Yeah Yeah Noh fans, although Metal Doughnut Band sounds completely different than YYN.
Released on Vuggum, the label that also released the Peel Session LP of Yeah Yeah Noh.
The Metal Doughnut Band has Andy Nicholls in the band and the cover for this 12" was done by Sue Dorey, drummer of YYN.
Two tracks only unfortunately. Quite experimental stuff, rhythmic, with sax and synths and voice samples.
Funny to read the runout groove stating 'Makes Yeh Yeh Noh Sound Like Barry Manilow'. Nice to see that bands/musicians don't take themselves too seriously.
Did find out that maybe they appear on the 'Let's Cut A Rug' comp. album as the Doughnut Metal Band. Maybe that's a typo on Discogs or on the sleeve of the record. Don't own it so I don't know.

Metal Doughnut Band 12" (Vuggum-BAAD 1-1985)
1. Out Damned Spot
2. Laura Norder

Metal Doughnut Band

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Introducing Dragons - The Pooka 7"

Another gift from bX-59cppw.
Never heard of this band/record before but it's really interesting. Hard to describe too but it has that early UK postpunk sound we all love.
Released on the obscure Wycombe label Zebre/Zebra sometime in between 1987 and 1989.
The third release is a 7" by indie band Home And Abroad in 1989. The second release is still a mystery.

The Pooka 7" (Zebre/Zebra Records-Z001-198?)
1. Via Media
2. Time Hangs

Introducing Dragons