Sunday, December 31, 2017

Reckless Sleepers - One More New Year's Eve

A very rare b-side track I found on the flip of a promo single "This Heart" dating from 1988 which I don't think was ever released commercially.

Reckless Sleepers - One More New Year's Eve

By the way, isn't it time someone reissued Big Boss Sounds? A very underrated album in my opinion.

Happy New Year everyone!

[Update] I was pretty sure I had previously posted the only other non-album Reckless Sleepers B-Side previously, but no I had not - just mentioning it on the New Wave Outpost forum one time. So here's the B-Side to the only single released by the band, "If We Never Meet Again".

Reckless Sleepers - When You Get That Look

And here's their Christmas track, seeing as it's the holiday season.

Reckless Sleepers - Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Random 80's Wednesday

Been a bit busy lately, partly due to my obsession with the Star Wars Card Trader app. Here's a few random tracks from my USB drive.

The Lucy Show - Wipe Out (from Undone, 1985)

Beyond Words - On The Moon (from Beyond Words, 1986)

In Pursuit - No Way Out (from City Without A Subway, 1986)

Techniques Berlin - Scarlet Woman (not sure if it was released but it was recorded circa 1985-1986)

To Heaven A Jet - Airfields (7" Single, 1981)

I should have some new rips up shortly. In the meantime, subscribe to my spotify playlist to keep up with new stuff as I find it available.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Random 80's Wednesday

Here's the second part of my La Folie Du Jour tribute.

Other Voices - Another Tuesday (7" Single, 1983)

22 Beaches - Dust (from the compilation cassette Another Spark, 1984)

The Another Spark compilation, an independent release, also included rare music by Microdisney, In Embrace, 1000 Mexicans, Perfect Vision, and many others.

Steve Lake - Life Of Riley (12" Single, 1987)

This is my second post of a Steve Lake track lately. Clearly an overlooked talent. His website is at

Datblygu - Tu Allan (from Fi Du, 1984)

I couldn't find the track from the Datblygu single referenced on LFDJ, so here's a track from a very limited cassette released a couple of years earlier.

Captain Sensible - The Ballad Of Mark And Shula (from the "Come On Down" 12" Single, 1985)

My own find, this. A typically bizarre B-Side from the Captain, containing bits of his hit "It's Hard To Believe I'm Not" and what appears to be some factory boss bemoaning the fundamentally lazy British workers who clock in and read newspapers in the loo.

Frontier Scouts tracks can be found at the Chapter Music page on Bandcamp.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Suburban Sprawl - Borders

7" Single, released in 1986

The only Suburban Sprawl album I could find information on was called Ice and was released in 1989-90. I'm presuming that an earlier album exists - the excerpts are quite tasty - but I can't confirm this.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Random 80's Wednesday

Hello and thanks for stopping by today. Something a bit different this week, and moving forwards also. I've been meaning to comment on the slow pace of updates recently. My fiancee and I recently took on the full time care of two boys, one aged 8 and the other just a year. With my daily commute, three dogs, and living in a small house, it's been difficult to find the time and space to set up and use my turntable. For one thing, everything has to be kept out of baby's reach! So, like the Imajinca single I just posted, I'll do a few here and there but for the time being I'm largely restricted to music I've already recorded or obtained digitally elsewhere. So bear with me.

I was researching an album I saw on when I came across a very interesting, but old blog, namely La Folie Du Jour. It's been inactive for four years but the breadth of music showcased was quite impressive. Anyone who puts a Screen 3 B-Side in a compilation is o.k. with me! Sadly all the links were expired, but it did inspire me to go look for some of the music mentioned, so I'll be posting some here as a tribute to a great blog. I'll also try to comment on the bands as I go.

Yeah Jazz - Julie And The Sealions (7" Single, 1984)

Yeah Jazz were from Uttoxeter and released a handful of cassettes and albums. You can buy some of them at Smalltown Records.

The Turquoise Swimming Pools - Burst Balloons (from the Zoo compilation To The Shores of Lake Placid, 1982)

The sort-of supergroup TSP were Troy Tate and David Balfe from Teardrop Explodes, and producer/engineer Hugh Jones.

Bamboo Zoo - Submarine (from Look! Listen! Consume!, 1981)

Bamboo Zoo were a Manchester post punk band. They have a Facebook page. They have also posted new music on Reverbnation.

What To Wear - The Robbery (from Casual But Smart EP, 1980)

The Procession - Secret Love For Dinosaurs (from Haunted By Memories, 1987)

In addition, several of the tracks I saw posted are now available through legal channels:

Shiny Two Shiny, a Liverpool synth band, had the bulk of their material reissued on the compilation When The Rain Stops, in 2014.

Eton Crop have their own Bandcamp page.

Matthew Young also has a Bandcamp page.

New Zealand band Front Lawn also have a Bandcamp page.

The Brotherhood of Lizards album Lizardland, with bonus tracks, is also available at Bandcamp. English pop whimsy at it's finest.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Random 80's Wednesday (and some other decades as well)

We had a very nice, sun dappled holiday in Europe. So why post songs about rain? Uh, why not, right?

Steve Lake - In Every Life A Little Rain Must Fall (from Murder Violence Sex Divorce, 1985)
Geoff Byrd - Tale Of The Rain And The Moon (from Candy Shell, 2003)
Last Gentlemen - Grey Rain (from Last Gentlemen, 1985)
Casey Stratton - Past The Rain (from Standing At The Edge, 2004)
Merge - Ocean Rain (from Lost Heroes, 2001)

Friday, June 9, 2017

His Latest Flame - Stop The Tide

7" Single, released in 1986

An earlier single by the gals. This vinyl was a bit more worn than I usually have so excuse the extra crackle on this one.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Randy Newman - Falling In Love

Cute (and very '80s) video of the theme tune from Tom Selleck's Her Alibi movie.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Native Tongue - History

7" Single, released in 1984

This was the second (and final?) single release on Squanderlust Records, an independent Essex based label. Not much other information out there.