sabato 30 giugno 2007

Berlitz Drama - Fruehling/Herrmann 7" 1982

Synth-experimental stuff on Torso label (Netherlands)

Cool and obscure band from Netherlands on Torso, home of Mecano and Flue. The A-side was included also in the New Wave Complex compilation vol 13.

A1 - Fruehling
B1 - Herrmann



Bpeople - You At Eight 7" 1981

Seminal art-punk band from Los Angeles (USA)

Bpeople rocked the scene in L.A.,they released a few records and faded into oblivian, but they count a lot of famous alumni out of the band (Tom Recchion along with Fred Nilsen, also co-founders of the LAFMS, and members of various other great bands and solo artists in and of themselves; Pat Delaney, of the late great Deadbeats; Paul B. Cutler, the name should speak for itself, but a seminal figure and member of such bands as Consumers, 45 Grave, Vox Pop, and Dream Syndicate, as well as a producer of a billion cool bands; and of course Alex Gibson, later of Passionel, and now a popular film score composer.) They played live with bands such as Suicide, Factrix, Non, Human Hands, Fall, Wall of Voodoo, Urinals, Our Daughters Wedding, Blackouts.

1 You At Eight
2 Weather To Worry
3 M.P.C.D.

Faulty Products


venerdì 29 giugno 2007

Modern Eon - Euthenics/Waiting For the Cavalry 7" 1980 (Inev 003)

Rediscovered dark wave group from Liverpool (Uk)

Modern Eon were from Liverpool in the North West of England. They were a part of the "New Liverpool Scene" that sprang up in 1979-1980 around 'Eric's Club'. Others belonging to the "New Liverpool Scene" included Echo & the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark, Dead or Alive, Pink Military and more.
The bands beginnings are a bit unclear. Alix (real name Alex Johnson), the band's founding member, had moved off to Canada and when he eventually returned, he found England in the middle of the Punk phenomena. Alix and Danny Hampson started out in a band called Luglo Slugs. "Ugh!" --John Peel on the topic of Luglo Slugs. Over the next few months they changed their name, first to Tank Time, then to One Two and shortly thereafter, Modern Eon was born. Their first vinyl release was on a compilation called Steet to Street: A Liverpool Album with the song 'Benched Down/ 70s Sixties in November 1978. Then, after one self released single, 'Pieces' on Eon Records in 1979, they recorded the single 'Euthenics' for Inevitable Records in 1980. In Early 1981 a re-recorded version of 'Euthenics' was released on DinDisc followed by two more singles and, to much critical acclaim, their debut album 'Fiction Tales' in June 1981.
The songs are fueled by powerful tom-tom driven, inventive drumming. Their music defies the routine by occasionally adding odd analog electronics and saxophone. The vocals are bathed in reverb and delivered with smooth eloquence, barely intelligible.Definite influences from Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen can be heard. Their music is moody, melodic and always leaves a certain mysterious impression.


A1 Euthenics
B1 Waiting for the Cavalry

Inevitable Records 003


mercoledì 27 giugno 2007

Taste of Decay - Calling EP 7'' 1986

Great post punk band, based in Harrislee (Germany)

This band existed from June 1984 until August 1986. One can describe the music as Gothic, they called it at that time "Cave trash". There were few live appearances in Flensburg and Kiel.
They published 2 Tapes, but the most important publication was however „the Calling EP ", a self-produced EP with 5 tracks. Printed in 512 copies, from which, on the way to West Berlin, were lost 50. The photo on the cover was a photograph of Claus Korn from Treuchtlingen, the Innencover was arranged from Kim Schmidt.

Pictureside (A)

1. Calling
2. You Are Gone
3. Factory

Letterside (B)

1. This Station
2. Somewhere

Rip Records 001

Simon Pörksen (bass)
Lenni Thomsen (drums)
Felix Schultz (all guitars) (died to 23.12.95)
Michael Scholz (voices and the "eisen" on factory)

Recorded at Proton-Studios 1986

Photo from a live appearence, Flensburg December 1985
at "Deutschen Haus"