SEVEN INCHES / 45's / SINGLES
* = Colored Vinyl
I Play The Fool/Water Death (Certified PR) Maybe some of you were disappointed with the Alicja-Pop debut, not expecting the lilting pop of that record. Fear not, this is much more rockin. No Lost Sounds type screams, but completely brilliant nonetheless. I Play The Fool.
Shining Apple/Walking The Cow (Certified PR) Dont look for the fierce Alicja here. A-side is atmospheric synth-pop perhaps somewhat similar to Mazzy Star or Lush. B-side is keyboard driven again, but this time more upbeat pop on this Daniel Johnston cover (Ive never heard the original, but I cant imagine its anywhere near as good as this). This woman can do no wrong. Numbered edition of 400 copies.
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!
5.00 Astryd Lindgrens Great 5
ALGR5 ep (Ken Rock) Sweden BACK IN STOCK! -but very few. KBD style punk from Sweden. Includes ex-members of the Idyls. 5-tracks including a cover of Freestones Bummer Bitch. 225 black vinyl copies only.
6.50 Billy Childish-Musicians of the British Empire
There Is Only Me/All Thats Spoken is Unkind (Squoodge) Austria Wild Billy with the MBEs on the A-side and Chatham Singers on the flip. Blue vinyl 177 copies. A-side B-side
3.00 Black Sunday
I Dont Wanna Work/Romantic Me (Zaxxon Virile Action) Canada This is from a few years back, but we never had it before. Alicja and friends cover The Queers and Polyrock. Great stuff.
5.00 Bloody Hammer
Apathy Is Bliss (Cutthroat) Back In Stock! Houston, TX one-man band. Hard punk and hardcore from a member of the Hell City Kings, Secret Prostitutes, No Talk... 11 tracks in 10 minutes, colored vinyl, 250 copies.
6.50 Bold Chicken
A Fellows Lament/Street Walkin Queen + 2 (Lysergic Sound Distributors) Recorded in 1972/73, this is Buzz Clic pre-Rubber City Rebels. Very primitive, yet excellent proto-punk. Much along the same lines as the Gizmos. These tracks a rawer than the ones youll find on myspace (click the band name). Numbered edition of 350 copies in a jacket style sleeve.
Stupid Question/Ancient Times (Boppa Do Down) No, The Bon is not an AC/DC cover band. They are however, EXCELLENT Garage RocknRoll from Toronto! Ex-Leather Uppers, Speed Kings, Tijuana Bibles...
4.25 Born Liars
Don't Tell Me, I Know/I Don't Know Why (Ditchwater) PunknRoll from Houston, TX. The b-side is a most gritty version of a Stevie Wonder song-sadly its not Boogie On Reggae Woman First release for this label-cool b&w sleeve, numbered edition of 300, insert.
6.00 Brandy Row
Dirty Street/The Drifter (No Front Teeth) England Gaggers member Brandy Row does the acoustic thing on The Drifter while on the flip he leads his 9-piece band The Truebadours. If Mo Front Teeth is putting out an acoustic record, you know its cool!
5.50 Brandy Row
The Final Stand/Too Much Aint Enough (No Front Teeth) England I dont have much reference for accoustic guitar and vocal records, except for Johnny Thunders and Jeff Dahl. I like their stuff and I like this too. The major differance here is the Brit accent. This is a side project for a member of the Gaggers, Hateful, the Blowouts and probably more...
5.00 Bruiser Queen
In Your Room/Ms. Everything (Certified PR) Punky Garage Pop two-piece from St. Louis. On Purple vinyl with download card. Check out the video for In Your Room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2yIKyFpBUk
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.
Disco Kiddz (Douchemaster) Back In Stock!! It's two years old now, but not too late to jump on board! A bit of glampop, a bit of postpunk make for an excellent 3 song debut from this Oakland, CA band. Includes Andy Jordan of The Cuts and The Time Flys
6.00 Chain Letters
Bad Reflection/Boulevard Girls (Pogo Time) Catchy old style poppy punk featuring Sophia, the former lead singer of teen heroes Young People With Faces. If you remember Canadas great Dangerloves, its right up that alley. Melodic vocals over driving guitar crunch.
5.50 Channel 3
Land of the Free/Make It Home ++++ (Hostage) Hostage Records does it again with the return of the legendary CH3! A 2-song 7 with a bonus 7/8-song California Drivers License/Download. Everthing you could want from CH3: Punk rippers, singalong choruses and the return of Maria Montoya (You Make Me Feel Cheap) on an awesome Sonny & Cher cover! These could be the last copies youll find as the label is sold out!
6.00 Co´tus Int.
dead Excitement E.P. (Bunkerpop) Dutch post-punk from Utrecht. This is their 1980 ep reissued. Really nice package with several inserts-lyrics, photos, etc. On the Joy Division or Bauhaus side of things, but even more menacing.
*No Action (Modern Action) BACK IN STOCK!!! Single #4 from the Complaints* and it's another killer! S.F. garage PunknRoll. This is a 6-song, 33 rpm 7. No Action is not a Elvis Costello cover, but Cranked Up Really High is Slaughter & The Dogs. On Modern Action, so you know it will be gone sooner than later...
*Secrets (Meaty Beaty) Like everything else on this label, its excellent punknroll! Includes members of the Radio Reelers, Swingin Utters, Lowdowns, others Im sure... 4-songs, Grey vinyl/jacket style sleeve.
*Wanna Be Bored (Complaints* Records & Tapes) 4-song debut from 2009. Punk RocknRoll outta San Francisco featuring two Radio Reelers, a Swingin Utter/Working Stiff, and a Dead Ringer. Thats way more than you need to know. Its simple, this rocks! Grey vinyl
5.00 Crazy Squeeze
Younger Girl/Terminal Love (Rapid Pulse/No Front Teeth) The long promised 2nd single from the Crazy Squeeze is finally available! The A-side is from their self-titled album and the B-side is a non-lp cover of The Boys classic Terminal Love featuring none other than The Boys guitarist Honest John Plain! Classroom cartoon sleeve is the black vinyl. Check it out on the Rapid Pulse Page
5.00 Crisis Hotlines
A.R.T.I.F.I.C.I.A.L. + 3 (Ken Rock) Sweden Nothing against todays noise merchants, but I love it when I hear a band that I cant label as anything other than Punk Rock. Following a long tradition of great Austin bands come the debut from Crisis Hotline. High Energy, Fast, Melodic, & Mean.
No Other/Straight Down (Hostage) One of the first and best of the Southern California punk scene is back with 2 new tracks on one of the best labels ever, Hostage Records. This is the 2nd pressing on blue vinyl. The first press sold out in one day-record store day. This also includes a download card for 15 rare, odds and ends. What a frickin deal! Continuing their record of doing everything better than everyone else, this isn't a typical piece of paper download card or even a business type card. No, Hostage does it credit card style with really cool artwork or it. Surf & Destroy!
4.00 Dagger Dicks
Sharp For You/Razor Sharp Love (Meaty Beaty) I couldnt find a myspace page for them, but for some strange reason they sound almost exactly like The Gaggers, Botox Rats, Shanghai Wires, & Disco Lepers-only with a slight bit of powerpop injected. I do mean slight. Killer Snotty Punk Rock! Lime green vinyl with insert in a very cool jacket style sleeve.
4.50 Durban Poison
Wanna Hear About Dancin/Time Warp (Shake!) Canada BACK IN STOCK! Good tough PunknRoll from Victoria, BC. This is a 7 from 2010. Beautiful sleeve and blue vinyl. Time Warp is a cover of the famous Riff Raff.
6.00 Friends Of Dorothy
No Sex On Paul Fashion Street (Ken Rock) Sweden The new band from the leader singer of Henry Fiats Open Sore. To quote the great Mr. Ken Rock "Paul fashion the singer sing the way he do and kenrock love it and so do you". Not as insane as HFOS, its more melodic, but still aggressive. 4-songs, 300 copies only!!