27 February, 2014
3 new sevens and a ten inch available now. We Are The Mods!
( Feb 7, 2014) 5 new singles and 2 new lp's listed below-Killers All!
(Jan 17, 2014) I'm not usually a fan of novelty/goof records, but the Pukes are really cool! Check out the video for their Cock Sparrer cover.
(Jan 12, 2014) Another batch of Killer KBD type reissues. All Canadian Classics!
(Jan 2, 2014) Its a new year and were well over due for an update. So here ya go! More reissue type 7s coming shortly...
(Nov 19, 2013) Three Excellent 7ers available now! MOTO and The Kidnappers on the great new label Secret Mission Records and Visio , a long lost unreleased KBD gem from Finland.
(Nov 6, 2013) Well this update was a long time coming. What we lack in quantity is more than made up for in quality. New releases from The Riots, Lovesores, Wild Emotions, Ramma Lamma and a new lp from Miss Chain and The Broken Heels!>
(Oct 5, 2013) Not a lot to report except to let you know the JunK 7 is sold out!
New Shit in from Ken Rock, Certified PR and dont forget to scroll down for Dime Runners great lp on Black Vinyl Ltd.
The Stitches/The Gaggers 7" on colored vinyl is sold out!
Check out the new Rapid Pulse releases and a few old ones Here. The Crazy Squeeze white vinyl is sold out...
(8/28/13) Available Now! Three new Rapid Pulse titles: The Crazy Squeeze, The Junk, and a split from The Stitches and The Gaggers. Greg Lonesome from the Rock & Roll Manifesto says this is the best Stitches track since 8x12. Who am I to argue? The Gaggers back it up with what is pretty much their theme song. The JunKs third single is a complete Monster! Its their first release with new singer Riky Barnes, formally of The Pushers. This brings us to latest from The Crazy Squeeze. One track is from their recent lp and the flip is an amazing cover of The Boys classic Terminal Love! Get all three regular versions at the bargain price of $18 ppd in the U.S. Buy them individually and pay through the nose!
We finally joined Facebook. Stop by and like it so the numbers not quite so embarrassing. It will be easier to update that page as soon as new shit arrives and post record covers etc. Does anyone care about Twitter? If you do, you can follow at @umedjim and maybe I'll start posting new arrivals and whatever other crap. If theres not much interest, I wont bother...
Remember, new records are added weekly, as we get them, not in a single update like the old days...
NEW SHIT! : seven inches
Coho Coho/Livin with the White Folks (Ugly Pop) ARSON was Torontos first punk rock supergroup, formed by members of the Viletones, The Ugly and The Poles to deliver raw, tough punk rock as other parts of the early scene veered off to power pop or new wave. Self-released in 1979 and never repressed, this excellent 45 has long been a fave of world-wide collectors, but is just now once again available for the rest of us. Topsides a great fast-paced punker with wild guitar action, backed with a slow-burning creepycrawl monster that compliments it beautifully. Long-awaited repress with faithfully reproduced packaging!
Feel The Pain/Grown Up Age (Ugly Pop) The Bureaucrats only released one 45 and a couple comp tracks during their short career, but this 1980 single is one of the very best-- and rarest-- of all Canadian punk records. Two songs here, recorded in December 1979, and each is a bright star in the early punk/pop pantheon, both surging, memorable tunes delivered with loads of energy and angst. A Canadian counterpart to The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Clash etc, and genuinely that good! In pocket sleeve with new insert.
Kids and Neighbors/In The Basement (Modernist) The last time we had a single from Japans Gimmies was 13 years ago. Its nice to see nothing has changed! Maybe the new/old Teengenerate lp is kick starting a revival of Japanese garage trash. It works for me!
6.00 Hot Nasties
Invasion of the Tribbles ep (Ugly Pop) At long last, a legitimate reissue of this Calgary bands superb "Invasion of the Tribbles" EP, originally released on the bands own Social Blemish label in 1980. Three tracks of smart, rough and original punk rock bursting with angst, enthusiasm and youthful naivete. Think a provincial Canadian equivalent to Peer Pressure, Tapeworm, Razar, early Television Personalities or the second Now 45.
4.50 No Tomorrow Boys
Teen-Age Vice/I Go Ape + Other Girls (Elis Mile High) NTBs elusive 3rd 7 (elusive for me anyway). Of course, it's a total killer featuring their rippin&@146; Neil Sedaka cover! Grab your switchblade and check out their super cool video for the title track
6.00 Pointed Sticks
What Do You Want Me To Do?/Somebodys Mom (Ugly Pop) These early Vancouver punks released some pretty great records over their short career, but this 1978 debut will probably remain the classic 45 they'll be best known for. Nothing fancy, art-damaged or vicious here, just two near-perfect blasts of loud, snappy, melodic punk that's inspired countless bands since. Certainly not the rarest or most obscure record, but one that deserves to be readily available to anyone with a taste for quality punk rock singles. Colour pocket sleeve.
S/T ep (Damaged Goods) 15 or so women playing old punk songs on ukuleles may sound pretty dumb, but its actually a pretty cool record! One original + Cock Sparrer, Menace and Elton Motello (or whatever the original Jet Boy Jet Girl is) covers. Free download code.
6.00 Rock And Roll Bitches
Wild West ep (Ugly Pop) This legendary Alberta outfit came barrelling out of Edmonton in 1980 with just this one near-perfect-- and very limited-- record before imploding and disappearing for evermore....but what a record it was. Coming across like nothing so much as a super-charged version of the first Teenage Head LP, these punks amped up the energy and aggression without sacrificing an ounce of their inherent raw tunefulness and swagger. Legitimately one of the greatest Canadian punk/rock'n'roll records ever released, and back in print for the first time in over thirty years!
Underground/Machine Shop (Ugly Pop) Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, just across the river from Detroit, this crew of youthful punks managed to cough up yet another classic Canadian 45 in 1980. Nothing arty or pretentious here, and definitely nothing remotely post- about their brand of tough but catchy punk rock, which strikes that ideal balance between adolescent aggro and irresistible hooks. One of the toughest Canadian singles to find. Comes with both original sleeve designs and unseen photos.
6.50 Sudden Jerks
Dont Fit + 4 (No Front Teeth) England Steve E. Nix and Terminal Gagger get together for 5 snotty punk gems. Music by Nix, vocals by Gagger and of course it sounds somewhere in between the Briefs and The Gaggers. Multiple sleeves while they last.
6.50 Stitches / Miscalculations
Automatic/Factory Life (No Front Teeth) England The legendary Stitches with new comers Miscalculations. The Stitches do the punk version of Automatic and the Jetset (electronic)version. Miscalcs do the same on the killer non-lp Factory Life. Multiple sleeves while they last-though at a higher price.
NEW SHIT! : Other
5.00 Botox Rats - LP
Modern Ceasers (Meaty Beaty) Straight up 77 style punk killers from England. The Botox Rats feature one of the snottiest, bile spitting singers ever. Pre-The Gaggers! Colored vinyl + a digital download, Yeah!
10.50 Crazy Squeeze - LP
S/T (Vinyl Dog) It's finally out, the debut lp from The Crazy Squeeze! 12 great tracks that span tough Pub-Rock to near powerpop with punk and glam in between. All with an underlying love of The Boys.
11.50 Curtains! - LP
Deep In Night City (Dead Beat) Maybe its because I rarely listen to this kinda stuff that it sounds so cool or maybe its just a great record. From Chicago, they create some serious Birthday Party, Chrome, Bauhaus type sounds. Colored vinyl
12.50 Fadeaways - LP
Raw, Wild & Wretched! (Dead Beat) From Tokyo, The Fadeaways blast out 10 tracks of snotty garage punk! Supercharger and the Mummies meet the Registrators and Teengenerate, but not lofi.
11.50 Gestapo Khazi - LP
S/T (Dead Beat) Mid-tempo rockers from Long Beach, CA with some dark twang. Most reviews I see mention the Gun Club and its hard to deny that, though theyre certainly not copyists. 6-songs 45 rpms.
12.50 Miscalculations - LP
S/T (Dead Beat) Featuring members from the Gaggers, Disco Lepers, the Ladykillers @amp; the Electric Cocks. Melodic, catchy Punk with some poppier and new wavey sounds. Stellar!
12.50 Moralens Všktare - LP
S/T (Dead Beat) Killer Punk Rock from Stockholm, Sweden! 12 tracks of 77 meets Bloodstains meets Right Now! Probably my favorite release since the Sharp Objects lp. Includes covers of the Hot Rods and Dolls sung in Swedish.
16.00 RAF - LP
Come On! (Time For Action) Debut 10 from the Portland Mod Revival revival band. Killer stuff on the punk side of mod. If youre into bands like The Chords, The Purple Hearts, The Jolt, The Circles and modernists like The Riots, these guys are for you! And me... Check out their very cool video
18.00 Riots - LP
Time For Truth! (Time For Action) Moscows Riots are back with their debut full-length and it does not disappoint! Perhaps not as rockin as the singles, its still packed with excellent songs that bring to mind The Jam, Mod-Revival, and a little bit of the ol Maximum R&B
12.00 Stitches - LP
Do The Jetset (Vinyl Dog) 6 Stitches classics played on childrens instuments with electronic drums. Maybe it doesnt sound like much, but the results are Phenomenal! For fans of the Stitches, Screamers, Tubeway Army...
15.00 V/A Ruling The World From The Backseat - LP
A Tribute To Unnatural Axe (Lawless) 27 artists worldwide covering the beer-guzzling, foot-stomping, fist-pumping, ear splitting, brain tumor-dislodging punk classics of Unnatural Axe. Includes The Neighborhoods, Mission of Burma, The Sleazies, Classic Ruins, Dogmatics, The Queers, UFO Dictatorz, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Nasties, Rev. Norb, and lots more. A double album on two different vinyl colors, full-color cover and insert (which look awesome), and a card for a free download of the whole thing. All that and its only 500 numbered copies. Click on title or label name for full details...
12.00 V/A Shake! It Up Vol. 1 - LP
(Shake!) Canada Great comp of bands mostly from western Canada: The Jolts, Greenback High, Durban Poison, Headons, Mascara Nites, The Frostbacks, Shitty Neighbours, The Poor Choices, Electric Empress, and New Tricks. Awesome packaging and limited coloured vinyl. Plus it spins at 45 which makes me happy.
11.50 Vomit Squad - LP
Amon Ra Bless America (Psychic Handshake) Canada KBD/Angry Samoans/Gizmos all come to mind at first listen to this excellent 6-song 12. Straight ahead punk rock from King Kahn, Choyce, and others from the Spaceshits, Daylight Lovers, Sexareenos, Red Mass etc. etc. crew. Marble dark purple vinyl with lyric sheet insert.