Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Legendary Flobs - Dead Popes/You're In Danger (Flobs Records, 1979)

This time I picked a cut from the UK. The Legendary Flobs, from Hayes, UK, located in the Greater part of London, have a knack for dealing in vagueness... I know next to nothing about this band other than the fact that the song 'Dead Popes' is a total rocker!

At first glance this looks like it might be withholding something similar in vein to a Crass band of sorts. Nothing wrong with Crass bands... I think that Rudimentary Peni are fantastic -- I'm just trying to use a point of reference here. However, once you pull your dusty record player out of the storage closet and drag your blown speakers out of the garage, you spin this sucker and you're sure to have a religious experience. Play loud!

Legendary Flobs - "Dead Popes"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blame, The - Elevator Shoes/Little Girls in Hollywood (ASP, 1980)

Hmm... What have we here? No date is printed on the label or on the die-cut sleeve... Time for a Google search. Well, that didn't work, nothing turned up except the fact that they were from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Looks like the rough estimate based on people's responses is that this record was released circa 1980. Kind of a general answer but it works for me. What doesn't work for me is the reggae song on the A-Side of this single. Mind you, if you turn this puppy over you'll find something else -- A tough, blasting track, with a short but killer solo that I only wish were longer! Have a listen...

Blame, The - "Little Girls in Hollywood"

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Beans - Surf's Up/Neutron Bomb 7" (Lima Bean Records, 1979)

So, this may or or may not be the Bean's first single... Great single either way! There are two singles that I know of released by this band, one of them being this slab here, and another from the same year, back in '79.  Have not heard the other single, so if anyone happens to have mp3's they would be greatly appreciated.

This record comes housed in a paste-on pic sleeve, and was most likely done by members of the band to save a few bucks. There is a couple other sleeve variations on this one that I have seen around, some of which are quite colorful and others than are plain ol' b&w. If you happen to know a member of the band or perhaps you were in this band then please get in touch! Information is always welcomed.

Beans - "Surf's Up"

Powers - Africa/Funnyboys 7" (No Label, 1979)

Here is an interesting band which I know even less about than in my last post... The B-side "Funnyboys" is a catchy song with a slightly snotty tone in the vocals, giving it an all around good sound. Pretty straight forward and not bad, all things considered, but the real stand out track for me would definitely be the song "Africa." With heavy feedback coming from the guitar, a driving beat, and of course let's not forget the most important part of all, a xylophone, which I must add is used to just the right degree of insanity.

Overall a great single, with an almost early GG Allin sound on vocals, performed by none other than Tony Powers himself, the man who founded the group. And of course, any information further regarding this mystery 45 from NY would be greatly appreciated!

"Africa" by Powers

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Blinders - Last Chance EP (Warped Records, 1979)

This gritty sounding EP was, according to the liner notes written inside the fold-out sleeve, recorded in a basement -- And by the way this recording sounds so rough and raw I can believe it too...

Doing a Google search doesn't really turn up too much information on the band, other than the fact that there were two sleeve variations printed out for this release, one with four members on the cover and one with only three! Guess there was some bad blood among the group and they decided to omit one of the members from the cover -- Ouch! Some further information can be found on this splendid Louisville Punk website.

The band also released another later 7" and a 10" record after that. Great early punk hailing from Louisville, Kentucky. The harmonica gives this particular record a great blues-y feel that you can't help but love. Have a listen!

Side F - Can't Sit Down
Side 3 - 1979, Last Chance

Blinders - "1979"