Thursday, May 14, 2020

Church - Los Angeles 1984 + Leeds 1990

Church were a Post Punk band formed in Canberra Australia in 1980. They released their first single in that year and have since release many album and singles, the last being in 2017. The Los Angeles show is an audience recording with good sound quality and the Leeds show is from a BBC In concert radio broadcast and sound quality is excellent.


@ USC, Los Angeles 10-24-84: [from cassette tape]
01. One Day
02. Electric Lash
03. Tear It All Away
04. Constant In Opal
05. Volumes
06. You Took
07. Just For You
08. Almost With You
09. Shadow Cabinet
10. Unguarded Moment

@ Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds England 5-18-90:
01. North South East And West
02. Terra Nova Cain
03. Destination
04. Fading Away
05. Under The Milky Way
06. You've Got To Go

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Scientists - Tivoli, Adelaide 8-07-83

The Scientists started out by releasing the now classic single Frantic Romantic in 1979 which was perhaps on the Powerpop/Buzzcocks side Punk, but still great. By the time of this recording they had released two LPs and several singles and the sound had moved a bit more towards a Post Punk sound. Still great of course. This recording is a soundboard recording and the sound quality is excellent.


setlist: [from cassette]
01. Swampland
02. Raver
03. The Spin
04. Wall
05. Crazy Heart
06. She Cracked
07. This Is My Happy Hour
08. Clear Spot
09. When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow
10. Rev Head
11. Set It On Fire
12. Burn Out
13. This Life Of Yours
14. Solid Gold Hell

Friday, May 1, 2020

Lipstick Killers - Royal Antler, Sydney Australia 10-03-80

Lipstick Killers were formed by Mark and David Taylor in 1978 after their previous band Psycho Surgeons split up. They released their lone single in 1979 which was produced by Radio Birdman guitarist Deniz Tek. The band split up in 1982 but the single has since become a classic and a few posthumous releases of old recordings have seen the light. This recording finds them in prime condition and it is quite a shame they never got to release a proper album. This is an audience recording. The vocals are a bit low in the mix but it's still a good recording. Can anyone help with the unknown song titles?


01. title unknown
02. 99th Floor
03. Driving The Special Dead
04. Dying Boys Crawl
05. Bongo Flip
06. Twilight Of The Idols
07. I've Got Levitation
08. Strange Flash
09. title unknown
10. Let's Talk About Girls
11. Date With A Thing
12. Hide And Seek
13. Shakedown USA
14. Sock It To Me Baby
15. Hindu Gods (Of Love)
16. Liquor Fit
17. title unknown

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Radio Birdman - JJJ Studios, Sydney 11-23-76

This legendary band needs no introduction. Here they are recorded live playing on Triple J radio station playing most of what would become their first album. There's also enough cover songs, of 1960s American Garage classics + one for the Heavy Metalers, to help bring in listeners who might not have known who they were at the time. Sound quality is very good.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Route 66
02. Murder City Nights
03. Don't Look Back
04. Anglo Girl Desire
05. Man With The Golden Helmet
06. Love Kills
07. TV Eye
08. Surf City
09. Hand Of Law
10. New Race
11. Transmaniacon MC
12. Burned My Eye (cut)
13. Descent Into The Maelstrom
14. Time Won't Let Me
15. I-94
16. Do The Pop

Monday, April 27, 2020

Cosmic Psychos - Melbourne University, Melbourne Australia 6-01-86

Cosmic Psychos started in 1985 and released their fist record in that same year. They have released 14 album and numerous singles since with their most recent being in 2018. Apparently they are still around. Quite a run with lots of great music. This recording is a live radio broadcast from Melbourne Radio station 3LO. All but one song from their first record are played live here. Sound quality is excellent.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. She's A Cat
02. Crazy Woman
03. 74 Seconds
04. Rambo
05. -dj speaks-
06. Down On The Farm
07. Rain On You
08. Custom Credit

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Riptides - Metropole Hotel, Cremorne Australia 10-80

The Riptides were a Garage Punk Power Pop Surf band that started out in 1978 as The Numbers and released the classic KBD 7inch ep Sunset Strip. To avoid confusion with another Australian band with the same name they changed their band name to The Riptides. The band lasted until 1993 and along the way they released four singles, a 12inch ep and an LP. This live show was recorded through the soundboard and sound quality is excellent.


01. Kiss Nice
02. Rules Of Love
03. Day Has Gone
04. The Power Of Love
05. Holiday Time
06. Time Of My Life
07. Sunset Strip
08. Magic Castle
09. Keep It Up
10. Magic Moments
11. Tombs Of Gold
12. Lonely Old Sunday
13. Tomorrow's Tears
14. Eternal Flame
15. Shake It
16. Swept Away
17. She's My World
18. The Letter

Sunday, April 19, 2020

News - Bernhearts, Melbourne Australia 1979

The News started out as The Babeez and released one classic KBD Punk single in 1977 with Dowanna Love. In 1978 the band changed their name to The News released a further three 7inches. This must be an early show and I do question the year on this since they are only playing two songs from the Babeez single and nothing from the 1978 News single. The Tom Jones cover is interesting but the hit song for me is Nasty Nazi. I don't think most of the other songs have been officially released. It's an audience recording and sound quality is good.


01. title unknown
02. It's Not Unusual
03. All The Same
04. Don't Talk To Me
05. Dowanna Love
06. Nobody Wants Me
07. Two Double Jay
08. Punk Rock
09. Put In The Boot
10. Nasty Nazi
11. I Dont Wanna Socialise