Thursday, July 31, 2014

Human Hands - C.S.U., Long Beach CA 12-08-79

Human Hands were an Art Punk band from Los Angeles who only released a two single before splitting up in 1981. I'm not sure if track 8 is one or two songs and don't know the song title. Anyone know it? This is an audience recording with good sound quality.

info here:
discography here:
info here:

track list: [from cassette]
01. New Look
02. Ghosts
03. Dilemmas
04. Fair
05. Upside Down
06. Checkout
07. Stupid World
08. Crazy/I Got Mad

Boomtown Rats - John Peel Session 5-15-78

Excellent sound quality.

track list:
01. Like Clockwork
02. (Watch Out For) The Normal People
03. Living In An Island
04. Me And Howard Hughes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Elti-Fits - John Peel Session 9-04-79

Elti-Fits were a Post Punk  band from Manchester England. They released one 7" ep in 1980 and had a couple songs on several compilations. Their drummer was Karl Burns who had been in the Fall and was briefly in Public Image LTD in 1979. He also formed a band called The Teardrops with Steve Garvey from the Buzzcocks and played with Garvey in another band called Bok Bok. Sound quality is excellent.

Some info here:
Some info here:
EP here:

track list:
01. Reject
02. Factory Room
03. Letter Box
04. Song

Friday, July 25, 2014

So You Think You're A Cowboy? - John Peel Session 7-23-83 (with members of Revillos/Rezillos)

This band is an offshoot of the Revillos/Rezillos. The drummer is Robbie Bain alias Angel Patterson, the singer is Annie Foy aka Babs (one of the Revettes - the Revillos back-up singers), and Tony Pilley plays Harmonica, Backing Vocals, Percussion and was the owner of Barclay Towers recording studio where both the Rezillos and Revillos recorded. The band only released one single and recorded this Peel Session. The music is pure old style American Country music. Sound quality is excellent.

Single and info here:
Info here:
Info here:

track list:
01. Don't Need You
02. Smoke Smoke Smoke
03. Poor John
04. Orange Blossum Special

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Glen Matlock - Radcliffe and Maconie interview, BBC 6 7-22-14

Here's an interview done this week with Glen Matlock on the BBC.

And his Edinburgh Festival appearence  to be broadcast here:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Slaughter & The Dogs (with Eddie Garrity) - Blackpool + Edinburgh 1980

Here's two shows with Eddie Garrity (aka Ed Banger) singing. Both are rough audience recordings.

@ Blackpool England 3-07-80:
01. Cranked Up Really High
02. I'm The One
03. Hell In New York
04. The Bitch
05. Mystery Girl
06. You're Ready Now
07. You're A Bore
08. I'm Mad
09. Johnny T/
10. Twist & Turn
11. Runaway
12. Victims Of The Vampire
13. Where Have All The Bootboys Gone

@ Motel Session, Edinburgh Scotland 6-29-80:
01. Johnny T
02. I'm Waiting For The Man

Slaughter & The Dogs - Rehearsals 6-26-79 (aka Mainline Sessions)

Rehearsing with Wayne Barret on vocals in the summer of 1979. Does anyone know the Mainline song? Sounds like an original but could be a cover song. Sound quality is a little distorted and raw but still good. From the tape collection of Red Rossi.

track list:
01. All Over Now
02. I'm Mad #1
03. Hell In New York
04. Runaway [false start]
05. Runaway
06. Mystery Girl
07. You're Ready Now
08. I'm Mad #2 (cut)
09. Johnny T
10. Boston Babies (cut)
11. Mainline #1
12. Mainline #2

Nuns - San Francisco + New York City 1978

All four sets are audience recordings. The Max's first set I posted before from a different tape source. I think this one is slightly better in sound quality. All are from the tape collection of Red Rossi.

Nuns photos here:

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA 2-24-78:
01. Human Being
02. Media Control
03. My Savage
04. Getting Straight
05. Hey Little Rich Thing
06. 14 Year Old Lover
07. Child Molester
08. Going Down
09. Decadent Jew
10. You Think You're The Best
11. Search And Destroy
12. 21st Century
13. World War III
14. No Fun
15. Suicide Child
16. Smoking Heroin
17. Confused

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA 6-04-78:
01. Mental Masturbation
02. Decadent Jew

@ Max's Kansas City, NYC 8-78, 1st set:
01. Lazy
02. Human Being
03. Decadent Jew
04. Media Control
05. Wild
06. 21st Century
07. Smoking Heroin
08. Savage
09. Child Molester
10. Confused
11. Suicide Child
12. Mental Masturbation

@ Max's Kansas City, NYC 8-78, 2nd set:
 01. Lazy
02. Decadent Jew
03. World War 3
04. Wild
05. Hey Little Rich Thing
06. Child Molester
07. You Think You're The Best
08. Cock In My Pocket
09. Suicide Child

Avengers - Rehearsal Session with Steve Jones 10-10-78

Steve Jones doesn't play on this but he is sitting in the room recording this while they were rehearsing. Two days after this recording he produced 4 of their songs in a recording studio. There are three original songs and one cover here that have never been released. Sound quality is very good. From the tape collection of Red Rossi.

Avengers photos here:

track list:
01. Warm Up Jam
02. The American In Me
03. Open Your Eyes
04. No Martyr
05. White Nigger
06. Thin White Line
07. The Good The Bad And The Kowalskis
08. Night Ride
09. Desperation #1
10. Desperation #2
11. Flames Of Evil
12. Uh-Oh
13. Promised Land
14. C'mom Everybody
15. I Believe In Me

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sham 69/Crabs/Jerks/Mirrors - Vortex, London 1-03-78

Here are the complete recordings of the bands that played a gig at the Vortex Club in London on January 3, 1978. Much thanks to the person who recorded and preserved this night in history. For those of us who were not lucky enough to have been able to be there at least we can live it and re-live it aurally. All four sets are audience records and the sound quality is generally very good. I'd say the rare gem here is the Mirrors set. While I had the three sets from the other bands for many years, until this year I didn't know the Mirrors set was even recorded. Thanks to Red Rossi in Italy for providing it. They play both songs from their first single and the rest remain unreleased. There are several other gems in their set. Nine of the twelve songs in the Jerks set were officially released on their We Hate You CD put out in 2001 by Overground Records. Tracks 1,3 and 4 are the ones left off. Everyone should know the Crabs recording by now. I've posted it on this blog a few years ago but now it can be heard in the context of the gig at which it was recorded. And the Sham set is a nice early recording of the band. Unfortunately, my tape source was missing the last three songs so I've used a recording from Red Rossi. However, his was missing the last song but I have a poor quality cdr copy and have patched the last song onto his so that at least the show is complete.
Mirrors - Vortex, London 1-03-78:
01. She's A Risk
02. Vipers
03. Eat the lady
04. Jumpers
05. To Have And To Hold
06. Strip Lighting
07. Cure For Cancer
08. Nice Vice
09. 999
10. Hot Sauna
11. She Can't Run
12. Terrorists

Jerks - Vortex, London 1-03-78:
01. Back To Berlin
02. I'm Waiting For My Man
03. Dole Queue Boys
04. title unknown
05. You're Not Worth It (Jerk Off)
06. Hold My Hand
07. I'm So Bored With My School
08. We Hate You
09. More More More
10. Mummy's Little Darling Boy
11. Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me
12. California Sun

Crabs - Vortex, London  1-03-78:
01). Hawaii 5-0 + Dull Kid
02). Blue Unction
03). All Day & All Of The Night [Kinks]
04). Don’t Want Your Love
05). For Us
06). Under Pressure
07). Save My Skin
08). Victim
09). Wartime Memories
10). Lullabies Lie
11). You Really Got Me [Kinks]

Sham 69 - Vortex, London 1-03-78:
01. Red London
02. I Don't Wanna
03. George Davis Is Innocent
04. Rip Off
05. Family Life
06. Ulster
07. I'm A Man I'm A Boy
08. Hey Little Rich Boy
09. Borstal Breakout
10. They Don't Understand
11. It's Never Too late
12. Ulster
13. What Have We Got

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Suburban Studs - John Peel Session 11-22-77

Here is three of the four songs the Suburban Studs recorded for John Peel in 1977. The missing song is No Faith. Anyone have it? This was recorded off the radio and sound quality is a little raw but good.

track list:
01. Suburban Studs
02. I Hate School
03. Necro

Royal Family & The Poor - England 1983 + 1985

Royal Family & The Poor were a post punk band from Liverpool England who had several releases on Factory Records between 1980 and 1986. They continued on and off in one form or another until 2010. The Stafford show is a soundboard recording and had very good sound quality. Two songs from this recording were officially released in 1986 on the Live 1983-1985 LP. The demo is excellent quality. and, the London show is an audience recording that was recorded from the back of the hall. Unfortunately there are people talking throughout the recording so it is not easy to hear the band.

@ Stafford Polytechnic, Stafford England 5-06-83: [from cassette tape]
01. Destiny
02. Someone, Somewhere
03. Leaves In The Wind
04. I Love You (Restrained In A Moment)
05. Psychic Transmissions From The Crypt
06. Pan

Project Demo 1983: [from cassette tape]
01. Gravity

@ Michael Sobell Sports Centre, London 1-28-85: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown

Friday, July 4, 2014

Dead Boys - Roundhouse, London 11-26-77

The Dead Boys played three nights at the Roundhouse in London while touring England with the Damned. This show is from one of those nights. It's an audience recording and the sound quality is good.

Info here:

01. Sonic Reducer
02. Caught With The Meat Your Mouth
03. Flame Thrower Love
04. Hey Little Girl
05. Ain't Nothin' To Do
06. I Won't Look Back
07. I Need Lunch
08. All This And More
09. What Love Is
10. Son Of Sam
11. Down In Flames
12. Search And Destroy
13. Sonic Reducer

Proteens - Demo 1981

The Proteens were a band from Philadelphia Pennsylvania and existed from 1980 to about 1982. They recorded these four songs but never made a record. If you like 1970s style Punk you should like the Proteens.

track list:
01. Plastic People
02. What Future
03. Boys Talk
04. Off to War

Vic Godard & The Bitter Springs - Mark Lamar Session 7-09-96

This is a radio broadcast with excellent sound quality.

track list:
01. interview
02. The Addison Brothers
03. interview
04. Common Thief
05. interview
06. The Long Decline
07. interview
08. George Blake Master Spy
09. interview

Dicks - Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles 12-09-83

Audience recording. the guitar and bass are a little low in the mix. Good sound quality. this is the complete set, I believe.

01. No Nazis Friend
02. Right Wing-White Ring
03. I Hope You Get Drafted
04. No Fuckin War

Lurkers - Lyceum, London 1979

This one is an audience recording with good sound quality.

01. Be My Prisoner
02. It's Quiet Here
03. Freak Show
04. I'll Be With You
05. Out In The Dark
06. Jenny
07. Cyanide
08. Whatever Happened To Mary
09. God's Lonely Men
10. I Don't Need To Tell Her
11. Bad Times
12. Then I Kicked Her
13. Take Me Back To Babylon
14. Shadow
15. She Knows
16. Suzie Is A Floozie
17. Ain't Got A Clue
18. Pills
19. I'm On Heat

Damned - Starwood, Los Angeles 4-17-77

This is an audience recording and is a little muddy but good for a couple of historic listens.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. I Feel Alright
02. Born To Kill
03. Fan Club
04. Neat Neat Neat
05. Stretcher Case
06. Help
07. New Rose
08. Stab Your Back
09. So Messed Up

Again Again - John Peel Session 12-12-78

Don't know anything about this band but they recorded this Peel Session in 1978 and released one 12" ep on Do It Records in 1979 that has two songs from the Peel Session on it.

some info here:
video here:

track list:
01. Self Employed (Wild Version)
02. Scarred For Life
03. Here You Go
04. Self Employed (Tame Version)
05. Beached

3D - John Peel Session 10-23-82

Here's a British Post Punk band. I haven't found any information on them on the www.

track list:
01. Dreaming Of You
02. Red Wine
03. A Child's Toy

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

8 Eyed Spy - California 1980

Here's New York City's 8 Eyed Spy with Lydia Lunch live at two shows in California. The Mabuhay show is a soundboard recording and has excellent sound quality. It's from the Terry Hammer collection. The Hong Kong Cafe show is an audience recording with good sound quality.

@ Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 2-09-80:
01. Love Split
02. Diddy Wah Diddy
03. Lazy In Love
04. Looking For Someone
05. Ran Away Dark
06. Maintaining My Cool
07. I Want Candy
08. Boy Meets Girl
09. Dead You Me
10. Frantic
11. You Twist & I Shout

@ Hong Kong Cafe, Los Angeles 2-18-80: [from cassette tape]
01. Lazy In Love
02. I Want Candy
03. Love Split
04. Looking For Someone
05. 2 Square
06. You Twist I Shout
07. Lightning's Girl
08. Motor Oil Shanty
09. Frantic
10. Diddy Wah Diddy