Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#124, #125, #126, #127 & #128 - Oz Punk & Post Punk era


#128 is the fifth and final in this mega post for today along the theme of the Oz Punk/Post punk era.

We start herein with more Pel Mel, this time Shoes Should Fit, another single from the Out Of Reason album, more Hugo Klang with the earlier Grand Life For Fools and Idiots single and two from related bands Voigt 465 ( one side of their only 7" ) and Wild West from the Beat The Drought Ep.

Then we're down to Melbourne for the Fabulous Marquises' 7" ( featuring Mr Pierre of "oh I just won some money on a TV quiz show" fame ) and Whirlywirld with Sextronics, which was a bonus single that came with their 12" ( Untitled ) Ep.

Then we've let "him come back" ala PM Walsh in the Out Of Nowhere guise, with one side of their 7" on Prince Melon, a couple of M Squared releases, in the visage of The Same's only single and The Systematics from their My Life In The Field Of Cows Ep. And finally ( here at least ) Informatics from their 4 track Dezinformatsiya Ep.

As you could well imagine the accompanying "From Another Side" mix(es) that goes with today's razzle dazzle will be quite involved as well, featuring more from all the artists featured here and much much more from the same era. This is something I'm working on and will make a grand announcement as to when this is up and ready.

For now though please enjoy -

#128 - via Box

Sideroom Singles Podcast #128
1. Shoes Should Fit - Pel Mel ( Gap  Records Aust 1983 )
2. Grand Life For Fools And Idiots - Hugo Klang ( Prince Melon Records Aust 1982 )
3. State - Voigt 465 ( Unanimous Weld Enunciations Aust 1978 )
4. Calling The House - Wild West ( no label Aust 1981 )
5. Honeymoons - The Fabulous Marquises ( Missing Link Aust 1980 )
6. Sextronics - Whirlywirld ( Missing Link Aust 1980 )
7. No Resistance - Out Of Nowhere ( Prince Melon Records Aust 1982 )
8. Why - The Same ( M Squared Aust 1982 )
9. Bovine - The Systematics ( M Squared Aust 1982 )
10. Proximity Switch - Informatics ( Au Go Go Aust 1982 )
( duration 31.09, vbr lame mp3 )


Keeping it going we start with the first Whirlywirld 7", Mr Clarinet from Sir Nick and co, and Songs from what is actually the a-side of The Swell Guys single, the other sides getting more of a subsequent airing on various modern day comps and the like ( probably because they are more akin to the later day No V Bleet sound, who is who these guys became when they moved down south to Sydney ). This single is on the Brisbane label Flat which also put out the Tomorrow's Tears single for The Riptides.

We then scoot over to Perth for a track from a split Ep from Ground Zero / No Actresses.

Then we end up back in Newcastle via Sydney for The Limp's Outer Space Moth, a record that was intrinsically part of an art exhibition ( rumours are that this single was mastered pitched down a bit slow and I guess you can hear this meandering and dragging in the vocals ). Before that it's the second release of No Word From China, this time on Gap Records ( the one with the red cover ) as opposed to the Primate version ( the black and white cover ) - which incidentally I played way way way way back on #14. There seems to also be some sort of speed / pitch difference / issue between the two releases in the mastering dept ( most notably on the b-side ). More Pel Mel on #128.

Then finishing up with 4 from M Squared - Scattered Order from the Screaming Tree Ep, Belle Du Soir from their 4 track Ep, Prod from the Contents One Ep and SPK under the guise of Solipsik.

more to come on 128, but for now

#127 - via Box

Sideroom Singles Podcast #127
1. Window To The World - Whirlywirld ( Missing Link Aust 1979 )
2. Mr Clarinet - The Birthday Party ( Missing Link Aust 1980 )
3. Songs - The Swell Guys ( Flat Records Aust 1980 )
4. Oceans - Ground Zero ( no label Aust 1980 )
5. No Word From China - Pel Mel ( Gap  Records Aust 1980 )
6. Outer Space Moth - The Limp ( no label Aust 1980 )
7. Mass Murder - Scattered Order ( M Squared Aust 1981 )
8. Quantum Leap - Belle Du Soir ( M Squared Aust 1981 )
9. Walkers Walk - Prod ( M Squared Aust 1981 )
10. See-Saw - Solipsik ( M Squared Aust 1981 )
( duration 26.21, vbr lame mp3 )


Third up today we kick off with a Models / related double, firstly pre Models with the Teenage Radio Stars single, and listening to the single today I feel the need to say thank god there was a change of direction come time for the first Models incarnation...speaking of which, "Early Morning Brain" is one side of a double ( giveaway ) they shared with Boys Next Door ( on Crystal Ballroom like the earlier Pop Art single on #124 ).

Then some shocking electro theory from EST ( aka Martin Farrington ) on M Squared, Puritans and the infamous Love By Numbers ultrapop effort from Ash Wednesday ( featuring vocals from Karen Marx / Marks of Cold Cafe fame ).

Then a second appearance for the Nuvo Bloc Atmoic Fiction single ( previously on #36 ), this time one of the ( live ) songs on the b-side. I actually got sent 2 copies of this single when I wrote directly to the band when I was a spotty teenager, ie I sent them money for one copy and they were so amazed someone wrote to them directly they sent me a 2nd copy !

Then we have one side of a split from Plays With Marionettes ( other side is from People With Chairs Up Their Noses ), 2 from the Laughing Clowns both in the latter day "Hot" era; Crystal Clear a double A with "Just Because I Like" and "Holy Joe "from the Hot re-issue of this track ( originally on their debut Missing Link 12" Ep ) which was the b-side to the reissue of Sometimes ( the original Prince Melon version featured on #63 ).

And ending with a kinda sorta related ( in an ex-Saints way ) track from Cub Callaway and The Cult, from a 4 track ep

more to come but this one is ready to go...

#126 - via Box

Sideroom Singles Podcast #126
1. I Wanna Be Your Baby - Teenage Radio Stars ( Suicide Aust 1978 )
2. Early Morning Brain - Models ( Crystal Ballroom Records Aust 1979 )
3. Just Not True - EST ( M Squared Aust 1980 )
4. Start To Finish - Puritans ( Puritan Records Aust 1981 )
5. Love By Numbers - Ash Wednesday (  Aust 1980 )
6. Kidney X-Ray - Nuvo Bloc ( no label Aust 1980 )
7. Witchen Kopf - Plays With Marionettes ( Missing Link Aust 1982 )
8. Holy Joe - Laughing Clowns ( Hot Records Aust 1984 )
9. Crystal Clear - Laughing Clowns ( Hot Records Aust 1984 )
10. Special Boy - Cub Callaway And The Cult ( Mosiac Aust 1983)
( duration 34.36, vbr lame mp3 )


2nd in our massive 5 at the one time deal today, starting with one of the many guises for ( the late ) Peter Lillie, then the original Shivers, and a bunch of singles on a more punk edge - a bunch on Doublethink including Rejex from Sydney,  The Vacant Lot ( ex Canberra ) and a track from their 'Living Underground" 4 tracker, Seems Twice from their legendary Non Plussed ep full of songs 1 minute ( or thereabouts ) long and The Barons ( featured Jones / Tee later of M Squared ) with their ironically titled "Greatest Hits Ep".

We also have some Kiwis with the Gordons single.

The Nervous System track is one of 3 tracks on their 'Post Ep"& the Hugo Klang track is their 2nd single ( you can hear their first further up the page on #128 ).

Finally the Ronnie & The Rhythm Boys track is from the "Little Bands" ep of Melbourne bands also including The Morpions. The Take & Too Fat To Fit Through The Door

by no means are we finsihed for today, but check this one out -

#125 - via Box

Sideroom Singles Podcast #125
1. Adventures in Pain; In Paradise  - Peter Lillie  ( Missing Link Aust 1981 )
2. Shivers - Boys Next Door ( Mushroom Records Aust 1979 )
3. Niagara Baby - Rejex ( Doublethink Aust 1979 )
4. Wish It Is - Seems Twice ( Doublethink Aust 1980 )
5. Inch By Inch - The Barons ( Doublethink Aust 1979 )
6. Adults and Children - Gordons ( Gordons 1980 )
7. She's Really Dead - The Vacant Lot ( Doublethink Aust 1981 )
8. Rendition - Nervous System ( no label Aust 1981 )
9. Wheel Of Fat - Hugo Klang ( Au Go Go Aust 1982 )
10. Hey Joe - Ronnie & The Rhythm Boys ( no label Aust 1980 ) 
( duration 28.08, vbr lame mp3 )

124 - Innocent Records Label

Today we have a mega mega posting of 5 mixes, all from around the 78-84-ish era, all Australian ( except one Kiwi track ) and all Punk / Post-Punk or from that era.

Hopefully needless to say these days there will be additional material from these posts over on another ( current working ) blog called From Another Side  An equally as mega post #7 over there being is concocted / made as we speak and will feature all manner of related post punk / punk material.

These records have all lodged themselves in a pile together from a few years ago when I was doing stuff for a another ( since "lapsed" ) blog of mine called Impaneema Mon Amour, and you can find some more stuff of this ilk over there ( it seems unlikely I will ever up date that blog ) ( by the way the blog title is a mis-spelling of a Pel Mel b-side ).

One thing I was promising over on Impaneema Mon Amour was an "Innocent Records" special, so here is that pile of records ( plus the additional material upcoming on From Another Side ).

Most tracks on this mix are basically from artists on the label, except the last which is a later project of David Chesworth called Whadya Want? - and one Tsk Tsk Tsk reissue on a subsequent label of theirs called Present.

( And yes I know I'm not supposed to call the band Tsk Tsk Tsk or even Tch Tch Tch but the Blogger software won't allow me to use the required three arrows ).

Here now we have a David Chesworth Ep called Industry & Leisure, the first Essendon Airport ep "Sonic Investigations of The Trivial" and a track from the Dave & Phil Duo "Present Themselves" Ep ( that being Chesworth & Philip Brophy ) - we hear a track from the Phil, and btw, an oddity of this record - or maybe it was deliberate - is that the labels are on the wrong sides of the vinyl.

We also have a swag of Tsk Tsk Tsk tracks, from various Eps - "Caprice", "Venetian Rendezvous" and "Nice Noise" - and from a split record with ( Eric Gradman's ) Man & Machine on Crystal Ballroom Records.

We also have the one and only single by The Chocolate Grinders who were basically another mish mash of various connected cronies - ie Chesworth & Brophy again with Robert Goodge ( of Essendon Airport / I'm Talking / Filthy Lucre fame ) and Ja(y)ne Stevenson ( another Asphixiation /Tsk Tsk Tsk bod ).

The Synthetic Dream single is a bit of anomaly as it's from a different bunch of people other than the normal crew.

And finally the latter project from David Chesworth, collaborating with Phillip Jackson ( eg Equal Local ) and Warwick Bone, and a single from the Skippy Knows album.

Like I said plenty more to come here and on From Another keep on plugging..

#124 - via Box

Sideroom Singles Podcast #124
1. Schoolbooks Decide - David Chesworth ( Innocent Aust 1982 )
2. How Low Can You Go...(?) - Essendon Airport ( Innocent Aust 1979 )
3. Chocolate - The Dave & Phil Duo ( Innocent Aust 1979 )
4. Pop Art - Tsk Tsk Tsk ( Crystal Ballroom Records Aust 1979 )
5. Sportelio - Tsk Tsk Tsk ( no label Aust 1979 )
6. People With Leukaemia - The Chocolate Grinders ( Innocent Aust 1981 )
7. Rock Song - Tsk Tsk Tsk ( no label Aust 1979 )
8. Work - Synthetic Dream ( Innocent Records Aust 1981 )
9. Moon River - Tsk Tsk Tsk ( Present Records Aust  )
10. Skippy Knows - Whadya Want? ( Correct Aust 1985 )
( duration 35.06, vbr lame mp3 )


MIke Brandon said...

sick, sick.... still trying to catch up. every record has merit, or is a stunner ; no idea how ya do it.

Ohhh...I have an idea.

sideroom said...

thanks Mike, really glad you like !!

How I do it ?? Not sure...mostly I don't....I am so slack !