Friday, August 29, 2014

Cherry Boys - John Peel Session 3-20-82

Cherry Boys were from Liverpool England and existed between 1980 and 1983. They only ever released four singles and recorded two Peel Sessions in 1982. These two songs are from their first session. Sound quality is excellent.


track list:
01. Kardomah Cafe
02. Don't Leave Me That Way

Freeze (UK) - John Peel Session 10-27-80

These Freeze were from Scotland and release two singles in 1979 and 1980. Besides the singles they left us with two Peel Session. This is the first one. sound quality is excellent.


01. And Then We Danced
02. Lullaby In Black
03. Quietly Burning
04. Sunday

Nervous Germans - John Peel Session 10-08-80

The band were a German New Wave band that recorded this one Peel Session. Sound quality is excellent.


track list:
01. Love Letter
02. Waiting For The Next Wave
03. Watch Out
04. Bogart

Pop Rivets - John Peel Session 1-29-80

Pop Rivets were the first band of Billy Childish and existed from 1977 to 1980. These two tracks are from their only Peel Session. Sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. Empty Sounds
02. Going Nowhere

Here and Now - John Peel Session 11-08-78

Here And Now are sort of like Hawkwind but more Punky. Here is one song recorded for their lone Peel Session. Sound quality is excellent.


track list:
01. This Time

King - John Peel Session 7-11-78

King were a sort of Punk super group that featured Captain Sensible from the Damned, Henry Badowski (aka Henry Daze) from Chelsea, Dave Berk from Johnny Moped and Kym Bradshaw from The Saints. The group lasted two months, only played a handful of gigs and recorded this Peel Session. You'll recognize Anti-Pope from the Damned's Machine Gun Etiquette album. A part of the song My Baby Don't Care became a part of the Damned song I Just Can't Be Happy Today. Jet Boy Jet Girl was previously recorded by Captain Sensible & The Softies and the song Baby Sign Here With Me was recorded by Henry Badowski for a solo single in 1979 backed by Dave Berk on Drums, James Stevenson from Chelsea on Guitar and Bass, and Alex Kolkowski on Violin who also plays Violin on this session. Anti-Pope from this session was officially released in 1991 on the CD Winters Of Discontent - The Peel Sessions 77-83. This is from a recent re-broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. Anti-Pope
02. Baby Sign Here With Me
03. Jet Boy Jet Girl
04. My Baby Don't Care

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ut - Peel Session 1984 + Germany 1986

Ut began in 1978 as a No Wave band and in the 1980s progressed to playing a more avant garde sound. They existed until 1991 and in that time recorded four albums and did two Peel Sessions. The session here is two songs from their first one. Sound quality is excellent. And, the live show is an audience recording with good sound quality. Can anyone help with the song titles?


@ John Peel Session 5-15-84:
01. Confidential
02. Phoenix

@ Altenberg, Oberhausen 5-25-86: [from cassette tape]
01. Shutfog
02. Confidential
03. short improv
04. Swallow
05. improv 2
06. Homebled
07. Hotel
08. Mousesleep
09. Absent Farmer

Monday, August 25, 2014

100 Flowers - KPFK, Los Angeles 1-22-83

100 Flowers were from Los Angeles and were previously known as The Urinals. Musically 100 Flowers continued on a similar path.  This show is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good. Can anyone fill in the song titles?


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Strip Club
02. All Sexed Up
03. Our Fallout
04. Salad Of Speech
05. title unknown
06. Funky Kjehl
07. title unknown
08. Bunkers
09. Pressing the Point
10. Reject Yourself
11. title unknown
12. Triage
13. Love Rollercoaster (Ohio Players)
14. Presence of Mind
15. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Larry Williams)
16. Mr Encore

Secret Affair - John Peel Session 7-18-79

This is the bands first of two Peel Sessions. It is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. Goin' To A Go-Go
02. Glory Boys
03. My World
04. I'm Not Free (But I'm Cheap)

Lines - John Peel Session 1-20-81

Lines were a Mod/Power Pop band from the UK that released three albums and five singles between 1978 and 1983. They recorded two Peel Sessions in 1980 and 1981. The song here is from the second. This is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. Nerve Pylon

Tyla Gang - John Peel Session 10-04-77

Sean Tyla of the Tyla Gang was previously in the Pub Rock band Ducks Deluxe. Tyla Gang continued in that same musical vein.


track list:
01. Dust On The Needle
02. Don't Turn Your Radio On
03. On The Street
04. Styrofoam

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs - John Peel Session 7-11-79

I posted this complete session a couple years ago but recently I got an upgrade in sound quality on three of the songs. This is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. Midnight Pal
02. Berlin
03. C4

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Idiot Dancers - John Peel Session 5-14-80

Idiot Dancers were a New Wave Power Pop band from the UK that released one single in 1981. This is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent


track list:
01. Imagination
02. True Soul
03. Jealousy
04. 500 Years

Twisted Nerve - John Peel Session 10-17-81

Here's a band from Edinburgh that release one LP and several singles between 1982 and 1984. Tracks 1, 2 and 4 were released on their first single in 1982. This is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.


track list:
01. Indecision
02. Never Say Goodbye
03. We Don't Need Them
04. When I'm Alone
05. Five Minutes Of Fame

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Snatch - BBC Session 1977

Here are two songs from an unknown BBC Radio session from 1977. Both these songs appeared on the bands first single but these versions are a bit more raw than the versions on the single. This is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. All I Want
02. When I'm Bored

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jam/DMZ - CBGB, NYC 10-16-77

In October 1977 the Jam made their US debut at CBGB playing two nights with DMZ from Boston as the opening band. These sets are from the second night and were recorded from the audience. Sound quality is good. Can anyone identify the unknown DMZ song titles?

Jam @ CBGB, NYC 10-16-77:
01. I've Changed My Address
02. Carnaby Street
03. The Modern World
04. Time For Truth
05. The Combine
06. All Around The World
07. Sounds From The Street
08. London Traffic
09. Bricks And Mortar
10. In The City
11. Takin’ My Love
12. Slow Down

DMZ @ CBGB, NYC 10-16-77:
01. Boy From Nowhere [set 1]
02. Shirt Loop
03. When I Get Off
04. Destroyer
05. Shot Down
06. Lift Up Your Hood
07. He's Waiting
08. Midnight To Six Man
09. You're Gonna Miss Me
10. Out Of Our Tree
11. Raw Power
12. Bad Attitude [set 2]
13. Strychnine
14. title unknown
15. Let's Talk About Girls
16. Mighty Idy
17. Busy Man
18. Baby Boom
19. Barkin' At The Moon
20. Teenage Head
21. Do Not Enter
22. title unknown
23. Don't Jump Me Mother

Heartbreakers - Electric Circus, Manchester England 12-09-76

Here are The Heartbreakers playing at Manchester on the Anarchy In The UK tour. This is an audience recording and has rough but good sound quality.

01. Chinese Rocks
02. Pirate Love
03. All By Myself
04. Let Go
05. Can't Keep My Eyes On You
06. Baby Talk
07. Born To Lose
08. I Love You
09. Get Off The Phone
10. I Wanna Be Loved

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RIP, Billy Rath (August 16, 2014) Bassist For Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers

Another one is gone:

"Billy Rath is perhaps best remembered as the second bassist for Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers.  The band formed in 1975, and Rath came on board in 1976 to replace Richard Hell who left to form the Voidoids.  Hitting Europe just as punk rock was taking hold, the Heartbreakers immediately fell into the scene and were quickly invited to tour with the Sex Pistols on their doomed Anarchy in the UK tour.  The band soon recorded their first and only album, L.A.M.F (Like A Mother Fucker), to mostly mixed reviews – although critics liked the band and the songs, they didn’t care much for the album’s production.  The Heartbreaker’s label soon went out of business, and the band’s dissolved in late 1977.  They did reform for occasional gigs in New York City during the late ’70s and early ’80s, but Rath left for good in 1985.  Over the next two decades or so, Rath stayed away from music business.  He studied Psychology and Theology, and eventually worked as a counselor addicts.  In 2010, he resurfaced at a  Max’s Kansas City reunion which lead to the formation of his own band, Billy Rath’s Street Pirates.  Rath continued to perform live to adoring crowds,even touring the UK during the final years of his life.  Billy Rath died at the age of 66 on August 16, 2014.  Cause of death was not immediately released."

some video clips:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jimmy Lindsay - Paris Theatre, London 1980

Jimmy Lindsay is a British reggae singer who released many records between 1970 and 1982. This show is a radio broadcast with excellent sound quality.

recent video:

01. Children Of Rastafari
02. Back Out Weak Out
03. If It's War Dem Want
04. Press Along
05. It's Hard (For A Dread To Live In Babylon)
06. I'll Be There
07. Where Is Your Love
08. Daughters Of Babylon
09. I Wanna Dance
10. Easy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Black Slate - Paris Theatre, London 1980

Black Slate were a British reggae band that had a hit single in the UK and Europe with the song Amigo. This is an excellent sounding radio broadcast.

info here:
video here:

01. Reggae Music
02. Romans
03. Freedom Time
04. Amigo
05. Boom Boom
06. Reggae Music

Friday, August 8, 2014

Mick Mercer Punk photo books

For anyone who likes old Punk photos and has disposable cash Mich Mercer who was a Punk rocker in 1977 and did his own fanzine called Panache has some photo books published on LuLu books. If you like Action Pact, Adam & The Ants, Mob (UK), Rubella Ballet, Brigandage, Jayne County, Johnny Thunders, Max Splodge, Penetration, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Cravats, Damned, Defects, Partisans, Ruts, Slits, Adverts and more you'll find something of interest and the books are not that expensive. Almost each band gets their own book. The photos are from 1977 onward. There's also Goth and Indie bands as well. Have a look:

Panache fanzine here:

Monday, August 4, 2014

Rad Party Photo Blog

Here is a very interesting photo blog from France.


Black Flag:


Terveet Cadet:

Negative Approach:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Gregory Isaacs - Roxy, Los Angeles CA 8-20-82 (2nd set)

This show was the first night of a two night stand at the Roxy. The second night from August 21 was recently released officially by Cleopatra Records. This is a radio broadcast and has very good sound quality.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. My Number One
02. Sunday Morning
03. Love Is Overdue
04. Substitute
05. Party In The Slum
06. Front Door
07. The Border
08. title unknown

Burning Spear - Los Angeles CA 1982

Turns out the live show is only the encore. The rest of the show seems to be missing from the collection. Both are radio broadcasts with very good sound quality.

@ Wolf & Rissmillers Country Club, Los Angeles CA 9-24-82: [from cassette]
01. Foggy Road
02. Slavery Days
03. African Teacher
04. Door Peep

@ KPFK, Los Angeles CA 10-16-82: [from cassette tape]
01. interview

Peter Tosh - KPFK, Los Angeles 10-15-82

Here's an interview with the Reggae legend that was recorded off the radio. Sound quality is very good.

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. interview

X Ray Spex - Live 1977 + 1978

These are all audience recordings that have good sound quality. The complete date for the White Lion show is unknown. In March 1978 the band played two consecutive weekends at CBGB and here is one recording from each of those weekends. The opening band for the 3-25 show was the New York band D.N.A.

@White Lion, Putney, London 10-16-77:
01. Oh Bondage Up Yours
02. Obsessed With You
03. Identity
04. Let’s Submerge
05. Plastic Bag
06. I Live Off You
07. I Am A Cliche
08. I Can’t Do Anything
09. The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
10. Oh Bondage! Up Yours!
11. I Am A Cliche

@ CBGB, NYC 3-17-78: [from cassette tape]
01. Art-I-Ficial
02. Obsessed With You
03. Let's Submerge
04. Identity
05. Plastic Bag
06. I Live Off You
07. Germ Free Adolescent
08. I Am A Poseur
09. Genetic Engineering
10. I Am A Cliche
11. The Day The World Turned
12. Oh Bondage, Up Yours

@ CBGB, NYC 3-25-78:
01. Art-I-Ficial
02. Obsessed With You
03. Identity
04. Let's Submerge
05. Plastic Bag
06. I Live Off You
07. I Am A Poseur
08. Genetic Engineering
09. I Am A Cliche
10. The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
11. Oh Bondage Up Yours!
12. I Am A Cliche

Penetration - Bordeaux France 10-19-78

I posted this show before from a cdr source. This is from a cassette source that I think has slightly better sound. It's an audience recording with rough but good sound quality.


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Future Days
02. Life's A Gamble
03. Lovers Of Outrage
04. Movement
05. Vision
06. Nostalgia
07. Stone Heroes
08. Free Money
09. Silent Community
10. Don't Dictate

Stiff Little Fingers - Liverpool University, Liverpool England 1-24-81

This is a radio broadcast and the sound quality is very good.

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. Fly The Flag
02. Kicking Up A Racket
03. At The Edge
04. Wait & See
05. Silver Lining
06. Barbed Wire Love
07. Gate 49
08. Tin Soldiers

Avengers - Los Angeles 1978

These are audience recordings with good sound quality. Each show features some rare songs that were not on the original 1983 Pink album and one song, introduced as Night Ride on the Whiskey shows, that has never been officially released anywhere. Track 7 from the 1st set at the Whiskey and track 6 from the Whiskey 2nd set have been officially released in 1999 on the Died For Your Sins CD. On the 2nd set at the Whiskey the music on track 7 is familiar to us as the song Uh Oh but the lyrics are different on this version and at the end of the song Penelope tells us the song is called The Wolf.

Avengers gigography:
Avengers @ the Masque 1-07-78 video:

@ Masque, Los Angeles 1-06-78: [from cassette tape]
01. The American In Me
02. We Are The One
03. Car Crash
04. Desperation
05. Summer Of Hate
06. Teenage Rebel
07. Open Your Eyes
08. I Believe In Me
09. Paint It Black
10. I Want In

@ Whiskey, Los Angeles 8-04-78 (set 1): [from cassette tape]
01. The American In Me
02. White Nigger
03. Something's Wrong
04. Open Your Eyes
05. C'mon Everybody
06. Night Ride
07. We Are The One
08. Thin White Line
09. No Martyr
10. I Believe In Me

@ Whiskey, Los Angeles 8-04-78 (set 2): [from cassette tape]
01. We Are The One
02. Night Ride
03. Something's Wrong
04. Desperation
05. I Want In
06. Money
07. The Wolf (Uh Oh)
08. Thin White Line
09. The American In Me
10. White Nigger
11. Open Your Eyes
12. I Believe In Me
13. C'mon Everybody
14. Car Crash

Savage Republic - Sci-Arc College, Santa Monica CA 10-22-83

This is an audience recording and has good sound quality. Some of the songs in this recording were later recorded by the band 17 Pygmies who featured one member who was in Savage Republic at this show.


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Ivory Coast
02. Exodus
03. Next to Nothing
04. Autumn Cathedral
05. Film Noir
06. O Adonis
07. March Or Die
08. Mobilization
09. Last Grave At Dimbaza
10. When All Else Fails
11. The Living
12. Moment In Ceylon
13. Siege

Nervous Gender - KPFK, Los Angeles CA 1980

The band are in the radio studio being interviewed and playing recordings of their songs which they recorded at rehearsals and live shows. This is a radio broadcast and  sound quality is very good. Can anyone fill in the unknown song titles?

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. interview
02. Gestalt
03. My Marine Bobby
04. interview
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. Green Tile Floors
08. Baby Face
09. interview
10. title unknown
11. Georgy Girl
12. Mommy's Chest
13. interview
14. title unknown
15. interview
16. title unknown
17. title unknown
18. Alice's Song
19. interview
20. title unknown

B People - Hong Kong Cafe, Los Angeles 2-18-80

BPeople were an Art-Punk band from Los Angeles that included Pat Delaney from the Deadbeats on Sax and synthesizer and Alex Gibson on guitar who later went on to a solo career. The band released one single, one LP and had several songs on compilations. This show is an audience recording and the sound quality is good. Can anyone fill in the song titles?.


track list: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. I Said Everybody
04. title unknown
05. title unknown