Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Green Pajamas - The Carolers' Song

I recently discovered Seattle artist Jeff Kelly and finally heard some stuff from his longtime band The Green Pajamas this morning.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sleeping At Last has been releasing some amazing music this past year or two. In addition to a whole album of excellent 80's covers, the band also has released a collection of Christmas songs. This year, you can download a 14 track album over at Noisetrade, with any "tips" going to St. Jude's Hospital. A worthy seasonal investment!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Kirsty MacColl - Children of the Revolution (1991)

Some more Kirsty. A great track from Electric Landlady, 1991. As you may be able to tell, Johnny Marr also had his hands all over this one.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tasmin Archer - Hero (1992)

A lesser known track from a lesser known album from a lesser known artist, these days. Unless you are of an age and remember when she had a Number One record. It's still a great track.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Perfect Alibi - Not At Home To Heartache (1988)

I've posted this before but it's a great track with no sign of any official release yet.

Malcolm Burn - Redemption

Once I tweeted that I had found a copy of Redemption by Malcolm Burn on CD, I suppose it was inevitable that I would get pleas to post it. New wave collectors will know this is a tough find as it was released on Anthem Records in Canada in limited quantities.

Malcolm Burn was in the excellent Canadian new wave band Boys Brigade, but really found his feet as a producer. Much more info at

Malcolm Burn - Redemption (1988)

1. Walk, Don't Run
2. Gravity
3. Indian Summer
4. House of Glass
5. Losing You
6. Crashing
7. Humans Can Talk
8. The X-Roads
9. Josephine The Singer
10. Ball of Flame


Even More From His Latest Flame

To celebrate seven years of posting on this not-quite-defunct blog, and having just updated the link to His Latest Flame's very popular 1989 album In The Neighbourhood, here are a couple of extra tracks I have had kicking around for a while. They came from a 12" single I found at the wonderful Haggle Vinyl in Islington.

His Latest Flame - It's Getting Dark

His Latest Flame - The Travel Song

Friday, July 11, 2014

Monday, November 25, 2013

Big Store - The Price of a Secret

7" Single, released in 1983

Big Store - The Price of a Secret (A-Side)
Big Store - Taking The Stage Again (B-Side)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Exotica Maximus - Younger Now

7" Single, released in 1983

Exotica Maximus - Younger Now (A-Side)
Exotica Maximus - Shout (B-Side)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Digney Fignus (1984)

Digney Fignus (1984)

1. The Girl With The Curious Hand
2. City Dancing
3. Another Girl
4. She's My Girl
5. Blue Movie
6. Primitive Motion


Alternate download

Purchased at McKay Books, Nashville, for 45 cents. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ted Lindsay and the Democrats - Russian Women (1987)

I was pretty stoked to get my turntable out of storage in early September, and since then I've been buying up a good selection of cheap vinyl. I also got a new boondoggle for my laptop so my new rips will be in proper stereo.

I wanted to post this one first because I could not find anything out about this band over the web, and I love a good mystery. Ted Lindsay and the Democrats were from Nashville and recorded on the equally mysterious Ancient Mystic record label. It's a relatively short, but impressively dynamic album. Further information would be very welcome.

Ted Lindsay and the Democrats - Russian Women (1987)

1.  Russian Women
2.  Bohemian
3.  Hot Jungle
4.  Wild Night
5.  Walk On Fire
6.  Here Comes My Baby
7.  The Quiet Guy
8.  Frankie and the Beat
9.  Whatever Baby Wants


Alternate download

Ted Lindsay - vocals, bass
Jim Ramsey - lead guitar
Chip Gabbert - vocals, keyboards
Paula Abbott - guitar, vocals
Herb Shucher - drums

Bought at The Great Escape, Nashville for 99 cents.

Friday, October 11, 2013

MediaFire Died

Nice of MediaFire to suspend my account without even bothering to let me know about it. This means all of the rare singles I have posted in the last three or four years are not accessible at the moment. Regular visitors will know I try hard to avoid circulating things that have been issued on CD or download and are easy to purchase.

I have some webspace of my own now so I will start migrating files there. If there is a single you are looking for and the link is lost let me know and I will see what I can do.

[Update] I have started posting various singles to my Box account. Hopefully this should be a bit smoother going forward. Follow me on Twitter for details on new links as I add them.