Friday, September 30, 2016

Martini Ranch - How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self Culture?

12" Single, released in 1988

1. How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self Culture? (Industrial Mix)
2. Back At The Ranch
3. Fallen Idols
4. How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self Culture? (Single Mix)

Martini Ranch was a short lived collaborative project featuring songwriter and performer Andrew Todd and actor Bill Paxton. Apart from two singles, the duo released an album, Holy Cow. This single featured three exclusive tracks unavailable elsewhere.

New Legal Download

I didn't know that Crash Test Dummies had released a new track called "I'll Be Peaceful Then" earlier this year, so I have made it my legal download of the week.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Random 80's Wednesday

Crazy busy at work this week, after a fantastic surprise birthday trip to Denver last weekend. Nothing too mind blowing today, just wanted to put something up for you all.

Breeding Ground - Happy Now I know (1986)

The Hooters - Satellite (1987)

Timbuk 3 - Reverend Jack and His Roamin' Cadillac Church (1988)

Big Dipper - Faith Healer (1990)

Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet (1993)

I'm absolutely shocked I have not, apparently, posted this Crash Test Dummies video before. What a fantastic, creative band they were/are.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Soundtrack - Crazy

7" Single, released in 1982

I posted the other Soundtrack single, Ghosts of Love, a few years back. This one popped up on eBay while I was looking for records by the new wave band Freeze Frame. As is often the case I don't know much about the band. They recorded for Rialto Records and I think the two singles were everything they did.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fontana Mix - Catwalk

7" Single, released in 1983

I don't know much about Fontana Mix, who recorded for the Compact Organization and released a couple of singles and an album. Although several Compact artists have seen their work reissued, nothing as yet has surfaced from these guys.